The four hundred and twentieth (420) day of the russian large-scale invasion continues.
The SSU detained a “fixer” in Kyiv who helped the russian mass media “Bel.ru” create fakes about the war in Ukraine. The man gave fabricated information to “journalists”, supported the occupiers and denied their crimes in Bucha, Irpin and Izyum. He was informed of the suspicion, the investigation is ongoing.
The Commission of the Ministry of Culture resumed work on the territory of the “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” reserve. She inspected three buildings – the entrance to the Middle Caves, the gallery and the bell tower at the Middle Caves. The Minister of Culture shared photos of the premises of the monuments, which the priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate turned into warehouses for unnecessary things.
Planned work on the destruction of explosive objects continues in the Buchansk raion of Kyiv Oblast. The Kyiv Oblast Military Administration warned about the sounds of explosions in the oblast and the capital.
At night, a large-scale fire broke out in the Kyiv Oblast – 3 trucks caught fire, 2 people died. Gas was transported in one of the trucks. Emergency work has already been completed, road traffic has been restored.
The situation with flooding in the Brovarsk and Vyshgorod raion of Kyiv Oblast remains difficult. At the same time, the water level in most of the flooded areas dropped by 10-15 cm. In Kyiv, training on countering the consequences of the flood began: 120 representatives of rescue services and utility workers were involved.
In Boryspil, Kyiv Oblast, border guards donated blood for their wounded brothers and set a Ukrainian record by donating 90 liters of blood in one day.
From now on, it is prohibited to carry out agricultural work on the entire territory of Bucha raion, in particular, in open areas, from the moment the air alert is announced until its cancellation. The corresponding order was signed by the head of the Buchansk raion military administration.
In Chayki, as part of the all-Ukrainian campaign “Gardens of Victory”, the residents of the Bohuslav community planted fruit trees. The action was dedicated to the first anniversary of the liberation of Kyiv Oblast from the russian invaders. It is also a continuation of the tradition of our ancestors, when a victory garden was planted in the village during the liberation of Seagulls during the Second World War.
The team of “Active Community” in the city of Boguslav organized and held a student debate tournament in the local humanitarian college named after I.S. Nechuya-Levytskyi. Future lawyers and social pedagogues took part in the intellectual debate game. They discussed the regulation of volunteer activities, how the state should motivate citizens to return home from abroad after the Victory, etc. In addition to new experience and knowledge, the winning participants and finalists of the tournament received gifts from “Active Community” and “Bohuslav Sich” Public Organization, which helped in organizing the tournament.
Five quadcopters, three generators, oxygen tanks, a pickup truck, army beds, and medical supplies were handed over by volunteers from Zhytomyr for the newly created 41st military brigade.
In Zhytomyr Oblast, resettled people from Luhansk Oblast received another aid. Employees of the Andrushiv humanitarian hub, whose activities are managed by the Kremin community, gave food and hygiene kits to 65 internally displaced persons.
On the evening of April 18, russian troops shelled the border areas of Chernihiv Oblast. Semenivka community came under fire. The military recorded four shots, probably from a 120 mm mortar, in the area of the village of Gremyachka. There were no reports of casualties among the local population or damage to civil infrastructure.
Philanthropists from the Netherlands will renovate the Trisvyatskoslobida Lyceum of the Kyin community. lyceum. This is the result of ODU’s visit to Chernihiv, during which the Dutch selected the first object for restoration. They want to repair the roof by next school year. These works will cost 35 thousand euros.
In Chernihiv, a contest of ideas for the creation of a military memorial at the “Yatsevo” cemetery was announced.
On April 18, russian forces shelled the village of Richki in Sumy Oblast. One woman was fatally wounded. In total, 7 shots from the “Hrad” and 2 self-propelled guns were recorded.
At night, a grenade attack took place on the outskirts of the city of Seredyna-Buda. 3 shots were recorded. In advance, without consequences.
In total, 39 objects in 26 health care facilities were damaged in Sumy Oblast as a result of shelling since the day of russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 10 objects in the medical field have been completely restored.
Late in the evening of April 18, the russian army dropped two aerial bombs on Vovchansk in the Kharkiv Oblast: houses were damaged, about 60 trade pavilions burned down in the market, two people were injured, the bodies of two more dead were found by rescuers under the rubble of the summer kitchen.
Veterinarne, Kozacha Lopan, Vovchansk, Dvorichna: in the past day, the russian army shelled at least 13 settlements on the territory of Kharkiv Oblast.
A 49-year-old resident of Shevchenkove, who during the occupation was actually the “mayor” of Starovirivka, was sentenced to nine years in prison with confiscation of property and deprivation of the right to hold public office for 14 years. During the trial, the woman pleaded not guilty.
In Kharkiv, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, about 4,400 applications for demining have been registered and more than 2,400 explosive items have been discovered. The city council names North Saltivka, Rohanskyi residential massif, the villages of Mala Danylivka, Pyatikhatky, and Zhukovsky as the most dangerous due to mine danger.
In Tsirkuny near Kharkiv, where 80% of power grids were damaged due to shelling, more than 3,000 subscribers were restored and 46 substations were restored. Currently, energy workers are repairing the last four substations. Electricity is planned to be fully restored in Tsirkuny in a month.
The occupiers of Donetsk Oblast have started mobilization, which is called conscription. Men from 18 to 27 years old are taken to the front.
On April 18, one person died in Bakhmut in the Donetsk Oblast. Also, 13 people were injured in Ukrainsku, Karlivka, Avdiyivka, Novokalynovy and Vugledar.
Since the day of the full-scale war in 2022, the russians have killed 1,476 civilians of Donetsk Oblast, wounded another 3,412. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion
At midnight, the russian army struck Druzhkivka in Donetsk Oblast, a hospital was damaged.
In the Kostyantynivka community, the outskirts of Kostyantynivka and Predtechyny came under fire.
In the Lysychansk direction, as a result of russian shelling, 2 houses were destroyed, a school and a shop were damaged in Pereiznoi of the Zvaniv community.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion
In the Avdyiivka direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of six settlements, shelled five villages and towns.
During the day, russian troops attacked settlements: the cities of Avdiyivka, Krasnohorivka, Ukrainian, the village of Ocheretyn, the villages of Karlivka, Novokalynove, and Predtechine.
Avdiivka came under fire from “Hrad” and artillery, there were no casualties, but there was destruction.
In the Marinka direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the Marinka settlement last day.
A photo exhibition dedicated to Soledar was opened today in Pokrovsk. The works of photo artist Oleksandr Parkhomenka and press officer of the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade Iryna Rybakova are presented there. The photos show Soledar as it was before the start of a full-scale invasion, russian armed aggression with all its consequences, and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion
In the Horlivka direction, we know of 1 dead person in Bakhmut. 7 high-rise buildings and 3 private houses were damaged in the city.
In addition, shelling of the outskirts of the Illinivka community was recorded. In the Soledar community, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Fedorivka and Minkivka are affected.
Heavy fighting continues for the city of Bakhmut. The defense forces repelled the enemy’s offensive in the direction of the settlement of Stupochky. Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Stupochky, Chasiv Yar, Kostyantynivka, Toretsk and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.
Volnovakha and Volnovakha raion
The russian army dropped two aerial bombs on Vugledar yesterday, where one person was injured and an apartment building was damaged. They are looking for people under the rubble.
The Dutch urbanist Fulko Treffers is working on a new concept of the city and is participating in the development of the Revival Plan – «Mariupol Reborn». He came to Dnipro, where he presented his achievements. He is sure that it is necessary to at least partially preserve the landscapes of pre-war Mariupol, which make it recognizable.
On the evening of April 18, the russian military shelled Nevske in the Luhansk Oblast, where an elderly woman was injured. She got a mine-explosive injury and shrapnel wounds to her thigh. The woman was hospitalized in one of the hospitals of Donetsk Oblast.
In the Luhansk Oblast, soldiers of the 25th separate airborne Sicheslav brigade destroyed a tank of the russian army. This is the second destroyed tank in a few days, the Ukrainian military reported.
Two former watch chiefs of fire and rescue units in Luhansk Oblast are suspected of collaborationism. According to the prosecutor’s office of the Luhansk Oblast, the men took the same positions in the occupied Svatovo last year. They face imprisonment for up to 10 years.
Yesterday, April 18, at noon and in the evening, russian troops fired mortar and artillery fire at the water area and the coast of the Ochakiv community.
The Central Raion Court of Mykolayiv announced the verdict of a 60-year-old man who was suspected of publicly denying and supporting russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine. The accused was found guilty.
Residents of Partyzanske, in Mykolayiv Oblast, return to the village destroyed by russian shelling. As of April 18, people received 2,300 sheets of slate, but more materials are needed to cover the houses.
The Mykolayiv Heat Supply Company received three block-modular boiler houses from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). They will be used as a backup source of heat supply for medical institutions in Mykolayiv.
During the past day, April 18, the russian military shelled 18 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. In particular, 4 airstrikes were carried out, 1 from a drone, 3 from an anti-aircraft missile, and 93 artillery shells were fired.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhia Oblast, the russians threaten pro-Ukrainian residents with life imprisonment.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the russian military damaged almost 160 burial mounds. With such actions, the russians caused damage to Ukraine of over 200,000,000 hryvnias.
According to confirmed data, air defense forces shot down six drones in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
At night in Odesa, the Air Force destroyed 10 out of 12 kamikaze drones of the Shahed-131/136 type. There is a hit on the object of the recreational infrastructure, which indicates the danger of the holiday season. Fire rescue services quickly extinguished the fire. People were not injured. The military is sure that the kamikaze drone attack on Odesa at night was aimed at finding and destroying air defense systems.
The Malinovsky raion court of Odesa warned about landmines. The work of the institution was suspended. Visitors and employees were evacuated.
The russian army attacked Kherson twice at night, there are defeats. In total, the Kherson community was shelled 18 times during the day: one person died, ten were injured.
During the day of April 18, the russian army shelled the settlements of four communities of the Beryslav raion. In Zmiivka, the shells hit the FAP building, houses and cars. There are no casualties or injuries.
In the temporarily captured territory of the Kherson Oblast, the russian army is mining the area, in particular, the waters of the Konka and Dnipro rivers.
This afternoon, the russian military shelled Kherson. A bus park was attacked, vehicles were damaged. There are no casualties or injuries.
Residents of the Mylove community of Beryslav raion received food packages and vegetables. Help was provided by the international organization World Central Kitchen.
Units of the armed forces of the russian federation shelled one of the villages of the Chervonogrygorivka community with barrel artillery. Greenhouses and panels of solar power plants were damaged, as well as fences, a garage, an outbuilding, a private enterprise and vehicles.
In the evening, the forces of the air command «East» shot down the enemy «Shahed-136» on the outskirts of the Dnipro.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi honored the brave rescuers from Nikopol by name. In particular, Major Artem Shuldyakov, Lieutenant Fedor Zayakin, Senior Sergeant Vasyl Muzychenko, Junior Sergeant Vitaly Bulkin.
In Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, almost half a thousand estates, including 251 houses, were flooded due to water logging. The largest number of huts with standing water are in the country village of Kurylivka, Dnipro raion. In the city of Dnipro, there is water in one of the temples, in the night club building, on the territory of the recreation complex, etc.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, more than 35 thousand people have been employed. The most popular professions are salesman, driver and tractor driver.
On April 20, a “social wardrobe” will be launched at the We Are Together support center for IDPs from the Kramatorsk Raion of Donetsk Oblast in Dnipro. It will provide free clothing for both adults and children will be given free clothes and shoes.
Maksym Danchyshen from Zolotonosha received the honorary Golden Cross badge from the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi. The 33-year-old man went to defend the country in the first days of the full-scale invasion. He was severely wounded, but despite this, he returned to service.
IDPs from the ” flashpoint” areas arrived in Uman Oblast. Among them are many representatives of people with limited mobility. They will be accommodated in social protection institutions for evacuees, which provide social services of inpatient and palliative care.
Unified memorial steles will be installed in Cherkasy educational institutions. The goal is to immortalize the memory of graduates who gave their lives defending their homeland. The names of the fallen soldiers will be engraved on the monument.
A music track with lyrics by a 5-year-old Cherkasy resident, “Easter will be coming soon,” earned $13,000. It has been listened to over 6 million times. Several dozen tracks have been created to the lyrics “Easter is coming soon, order meat and sausage” and have been shared on social platforms.
Junior Sergeant Mykhailo Ivanov was posthumously awarded the Order “For Courage” of the III degree, and Chief Sergeant Mykola Tsyhankov was posthumously awarded the Order “For Courage” of the II degree. The awards were presented to the families of the fallen Heroes in the Petrivka village community of Oleksandria Raion.
Anatolii Stoian, the regional coordinator of the Active Community in Kropyvnytskyi, presented the consensus-building activity in the Kropyvnytskyi community as part of the ”Right to Choose” project. The event was held at the city hall with the participation of officials from the executive authorities of the city council, representatives of civil society institutions, including IDPs, media, and active citizens who expressed their willingness to cooperate.
Poltava Oblast has become a refuge for more than 200,000 IDPs. Poltava Oblast has a comprehensive program to support internally displaced persons. Of the 60 communities in Poltava Oblast, 51 have already adopted a specialized program or have developed a plan of relevant measures.
In the upper part of the Kremenchuk Reservoir, the third gate of the hydroelectric power plant was opened for the first time since 1974.
This was done to allow water from the Kremenchuk Sea to flow down and then down the river. This is one of the largest floods in seven years, when the water rose to 66 m 44 cm and can rise another half meter.
An unannounced IAEA inspection took place at the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant. They checked the nuclear material stored in the fresh fuel storage facility of power units 3 and 4. The work was completed without any comments.
Rivne Oblast continues to work on the development of the volunteer firefighters’ movement. Today, there are 21 volunteer fire brigades in Rivne Oblast. Today, the Poles shared their experience in creating volunteer fire brigades. In Poland, such teams have been operating for over a hundred years.
The Kamianets-Podilskyi City and Raion Court of Khmelnytskyi Oblast sentenced a Ukrainian citizen to 4 years in prison for evading military service during mobilization. Law enforcement officers in Khmelnytskyi detained an Ukrzaliznytsia conductor who was smuggling evaders abroad in the ventilation system of a passenger car.
Civil defense training is being held in Kamianka at Lyceum No. 12. Representatives of the Demining Center showed how sappers, sniffer dogs, and robots work. The children tried to extinguish a fire and provide first aid to the victims under the supervision of specialists.
Andrii Krasovskyi, an anesthesiologist at the Chernivtsi City Children’s Clinical Hospital who saves Ukrainian soldiers in the combat zone, was awarded the Order of Danylo Halytskyi. The award was personally presented to him by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi during his visit to the East.
Humanitarian headquarters and volunteer organizations at cultural institutions in the Vyzhnytsia, Vashkivtsi, Berehomet, Ust-Putyla, Koniatyn, Boian, Velykyi Kuchuriv, Kadubovets, Kelmenets, Brusenky, and Hertsa territorial communities received 12 generators from the International Organization for Migration.
Four passenger buses were donated as humanitarian aid to the region’s educational institutions by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the French company Transdev Location De Veicul.
The Uzhhorod City Council has supported the decision to temporarily switch the city’s emergency centers to the “Ready to Work” mode.
Four ambulances were delivered to Uzhhorod from Austria. However, today transportation is much more important in the Kyiv Oblast, in the settlements that were previously under russian occupation – Bucha, Ivankiv, and Makariv. So ambulances are sent there.
Thanks to these specialized vehicles, medical facilities there will be able to strengthen and doctors will be able to respond to calls more quickly.
In Zakarpattia, an alley of tulips is blooming in memory of the fallen Roman Zhuk. He was a soldier, a scout of the artillery platoon of the 128th separate mountain assault brigade of the Zakarpattia region. He died defending Ukraine from russian invaders. 13 thousand flowers bloomed in the alley.Last modified: 21 Квітня, 2023