The four hundred and nineteenth (419) day of the russian large-scale invasion continues.
An extraordinary meeting of the Kyiv Oblast Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations, chaired by Ruslan Kravchenko, was held in the Kyiv Oblast Military Administration. The main issue is measures of operational response in the event of a threat and the emergence of emergency situations related to the passage of floods and floods in the territory of Kyiv Oblast.
On April 17, during a working trip to the Vyshgorod district, the head of the Kyiv Oblast Military Administration, Ruslan Kravchenko, inspected the arrangement and equipment of the defense lines from the northern direction of the region. He talked with military personnel, learned about the urgent needs, the solution of which will be worked on by the Kyiv Oblast Military Administration together with the local authorities. During the visit to the Vyshgorod raion, a meeting was also held regarding the security situation, building up forces and strengthening the defense lines.
Last week, the Easter marathon of charity master classes at the Irpin center of extracurricular education ended. In total, we managed to collect 5,700 hryvnias. Funds were given to volunteers to repair cars for the military.
On April 18, russian troops dropped a guided aerial bomb in the area of the village of Tymonovychi, in the Semenivsk community of the Chernihiv Oblast. There was no information about losses among the local population.
During the day of April 17, russian forces shelled five border communities of Sumy Oblast: Velikopysarivka, Bilopillya, Shalygine , Seredino-Buda, Hlukhiv.
On the morning of April 18, the russian military fired artillery at the territory of the Bilopillya community in the Sumy Oblast. 5 hits are counted, there are no consequences of firing.
In the afternoon, the russians shelled the territories of the villages of Korenyok, Shostka raion, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Konotop district, and Richka, Sumy raion. An 83-year-old woman died as a result of shelling in the village of Richki.
Yesterday, the enemy continued shelling the front-line settlements of Kharkiv, Chuguyiv, Izyum and Kupyansk districts.
In Vovchansk, which the enemy shelled massively yesterday, 8 private residential buildings were destroyed, fires broke out.
At least 4 residential buildings were damaged as a result of shelling in the village of Kozacha Lopan, Kharkiv raion.
2 residential buildings and an outbuilding were damaged in the village of Petropavlivka, Chuguyiv raion, as a result of shelling from rocket launchers.
An infrastructure object, an economic building and a residential building were damaged by shelling from the village of Zeleny Gay, Izyum raion.
Demining is ongoing in the region. During the day, pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service inspected 19.3 hectares of territory and neutralized 154 explosive objects.
Over the past day, the russian military shelled six populated areas of the region with aircraft, S-300, “Geran”, “Hrad” drones and artillery, destroying and damaging 22 civilian objects.
On April 17, one person was injured in Siversk in Donetsk Oblast.
Since February 24, 2023, the russians have killed 1,475 civilians of Donetsk Oblast, wounded another 3,399. It is still not possible to establish the number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion
At night, the russian military bombarded Slovyansk with S-300 missiles and kamikaze drones for two hours. 7 high-rise buildings, 5 private houses, an entertainment center, a business center and cars were damaged.
In the Lysychansk direction, 1 person was injured in Siversk, houses on 4 streets were damaged.
11 arrivals were recorded in Torske and Zarichne of the Liman community, without casualties.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion
In the Donetsk direction, the russians actively fired at Avdiyivka: they used artillery, rockets and 4 times – “Hrad”. There are houses on 6 streets in the affected area. To date, there is not a single surviving house in Avdiyivka. The enemy also shelled the village of Karlivka.
At least 8 people were injured as a result of today’s shelling of Ukraine. All the wounded were taken to the hospital and are receiving the necessary medical assistance. The russians damaged 3 high-rise buildings and 18 trade pavilions of the local central market.
Yesterday and today, law enforcement officers took away two minor children from Avdiyivka — a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old boy. Currently, one child remains in the city – a 12-year-old boy.
President Zelenskiy visited the advanced positions of the Ukrainian military in Avdiyivka in Donetsk Oblast: he listened to the report of the command and presented state awards to the soldiers.
In the Pokrovsk community in Donetsk Oblast, eight shelters in kindergartens and eight storage facilities in schools are planned to be set up in order to resume face-to-face education from September 1.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion
The battles for the city of Bakhmut do not stop. In the area of the settlements of Ivanivske and Predtechyne, the russian military advanced unsuccessfully. Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Novodmytrivka, Pleshchiivka, Shcherbynivka and Toretsk of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by the russian shelling.
In the Horlivka direction, 2 houses were damaged in the Toretsk community, under fire in Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Minkivka, Nikyforivka and Vasyukivka of the Soledar community.
Volnovakha and Volnovakha raion
In the Volnovakha direction, an agricultural enterprise in Novoukrayinka was damaged under fire from Prechistivka and Bogoyavlenka.
Dead dolphins were spotted on the beach in occupied Mariupol. These are the consequences of the russians’ destruction of the natural ecosystem of the Sea of Azov and its pollution.
One of the owners of a farm in the Starobilsk raion stated that armed representatives of the occupation authorities took 75-80 tons of sunflower seeds and diesel fuel from the farm.
At night in the Snigurivka community, the enemy attacked an object of industrial infrastructure with attack drones. Previously, without victims. More detailed information is being clarified.
In Mykolayiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Mykolayiv raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
During the past day, April 17, the russian military shelled 19 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. In particular, there were 55 artillery strikes, 2 air strikes and 4 attacks with anti-aircraft missiles.
The enemy once again targeted Malynivka, Plavni, Kamianske, Novodanylivka and 15 other settlements.
Today, April 18, for the third time in a day, russian troops shelled the front-line town of Orikhiv in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. They attacked with incendiary projectiles prohibited by international law.
A citizen of the russian federation – the so-called «Director of the Operating Organization of the Zaporizhzhia NPP» who ensured the operation of the power plant for the needs of the russian federation and incited the staff of the nuclear power plant to commit treason – was informed of the suspicion.
The number of russian ships in the Black Sea has increased. Two surface and underwater missile carriers are currently on duty. Their total salvo is up to 24 Calibers.
During April 17, the russian army shelled Kherson Oblast 57 times, Kherson — six times. Shells hit residential quarters, a children’s health camp and a power line. One person was injured.
On April 17, russian troops fired 14 shells on the territory of the Kherson community. The city center and Korabelnyi district were under fire. There are no casualties or injuries.
As a result of today’s shelling of the Central Market in Kherson, glass was broken in the main pavilion and stalls. One person died, nine were injured of varying degrees of severity.
The SSU detained the daughter of the former head of the occupation administration of Chornobayivka Yuriy Turuliov. She was hiding in Vinnytsia as a displaced person. Under the occupiers, she managed education and culture in the village, participated in the pro-Kremlin forum «We are together with russia». The suspect is currently in custody, she faces up to 12 years in prison.
Floods in Cherkasy, Poltava, Dnipro, and Kirovohrad Oblasts have been declared at red alert level, and in Kyiv and Chernihiv Oblasts at the orange alert level. The most difficult situation is in Dnipro. Residents of flooded communities in Kirovohrad Oblast are advised not to drink water from wells.
In Bobrynka, a social dormitory for IDPs is being repaired. It is designed for fifty residents. The money comes from the local budget. Therefore, the support of international charitable foundations will be used to improve living conditions.
Almost a thousand displaced students study in 38 Kropyvnytskyi schools. Most of them are from Kherson, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, and Donetsk Oblasts. Another 2,100 students from Kropyvnytskyi went abroad.
Six soldiers from Poltava Oblast who were considered missing were released from captivity.
Soldiers Serhii Vovchenko, Oleksandr Bondar, and Vitalii Ruban from Poltava were reunited with their families. Staff Sergeant Serhiy Slynko from Orzhytsia, soldier Vadym Tymchenko from Shyshaky, and soldier Volodymyr Bezklynskyi from Pishchane were returned to Ukraine.
The imperial eagle and the number “1709” – the date of the Battle of Poltava as a historic event that initiated the creation of the russian empire – were removed from the facade of the Palazzo Hotel in Poltava. The Poltava office of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance called the removal of russian symbols a good example of socially responsible business engagement in the state policy of decolonization.
The Pyriatyn hospital provides medical care for about 30,000 community residents and 5,000 IDPs. It is equipped with generators and has an oxygen station. There is a need to purchase stationary X-ray equipment due to a significant increase in the number of IDPs.
Soldiers who lost their sight were taught how to adapt to society. A series of events were held in Rivne as part of a rehabilitation camp. In a few weeks, eight soldiers from different parts of Ukraine were trained.
In the village of Mohyliany, Rivne Oblast, volunteers are preparing meat dishes for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They are based at the Church of Evangelical Christians. Believers from abroad and fellow villagers send money to buy meat. The finished products are sent to the front line, in particular, to the Bakhmut area, through other volunteers or the military.
Since the beginning of 2023, 35 employers in the Chernivtsi Oblast have taken advantage of the opportunity to receive compensation for the employment of 91 internally displaced persons in the amount of over UAH 900 thousand.
Ruslan Zaparaniuk, Head of the Chernivtsi Regional Military Administration, visited the ”Ruska-Ulma” checkpoint, which is to be expanded and equipped to meet the relevant standards. The plan is to open three checkpoints: “Bila Krynytsia-Klimeuts”, ”Shepit-Izvorele-Suchevei”, and ”Ruska-Ulma”, which will contribute to the development of the region’s economy and improve international communication.
In Bukovyna, police received new police cars. They will allow law enforcement officers to respond quickly to calls about criminal offenses. The cars were purchased at the expense of the Storozhynets, Krasnoilsk, and Kamianske territorial communities. The vehicles are equipped with radios, special signals, tablets, and tools.
Residents of the Nedoboivka community, local gardeners, and 8th-grade students of the Lyceum named after Hryhorii Tomin purchased a quadcopter to help the defenders.
The International Organization for Migration donated 144 tons of liquid coagulant for water purification to Chernivtsi.
In the framework of cooperation with the Ustetskyi Region of the Czech Republic, the fleet of medical institutions in Zakarpattia will be replenished. We are talking about 7 ambulances. The humanitarian project was implemented in cooperation with Kraj Vysočina and the VIZA Charitable Foundation. The Czech partners are also donating generators and medicines for medical institutions and have agreed to contribute to the financing of a rehabilitation center for the military.
In Zakarpattia, enrollment for a course to prepare the population for national resistance has officially started. Training will be free of charge for everyone. Experienced instructors and trainers will work with groups of up to 30 people. The basic course will last 3 months. After completing it, participants will receive certificates.Last modified: 20 Квітня, 2023