Ukraine in brief:
The 30th day of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion.
During the previous day, Ukrainian soldiers repulsed 9 enemy attacks, destroyed 12 tanks, about 20 armored and automotive equipment units, and 9 artillery systems. The enemy lost more than 200 service members. Air defense units shot down 2 planes and 2 enemy uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The group of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the previous day hit 6 enemy air targets: 1 plane, 1 UAV, and 4 cruise missiles. The Air Force patrolled the airspace, covering troops and facilities. Shock aircraft carried out the fire on columns of armored vehicles, logistics centers, and clusters of enemy troops.
In Volyn, the primary efforts of the defense forces are focused on covering the state border.
In the Chernihiv Oblast, the defense operation continues. A group of troops holds Chernihiv and hinders the enemy’s advance in the direction of Kyiv.
At the same time, the grouping of forces and means of defense of Kyiv continues to repel the enemy’s offensive, inflict fire damage on it and maintain all the defined lines of defense.
In the south, the defense operation continues in the designated operational zone, a stabilization operation is underway, and territorial defense tasks are performed.
Russian occupation forces continue to fight, knowingly violating international humanitarian law and the rules of war.
The day in the capital was relatively calm. Utilities are working. Citizens are urged not to leave their homes unnecessarily.
Fighting continues in the areas of Zhytomyr highway, Irpin, Gostomel. Makariv, Bucha, Irpin, Dmytriv communities are under fire. The president gave Bucha and Irpin the status of a “hero city”.
Slavutych is entirely isolated. The enemy is 1.5 km from the city. The City Council has banned locals from moving around the city because enemy snipers work there.
This morning, the russians struck at Zhytomyr. The mayor urged residents not to ignore the alarms.
Despite the shelling, hospitals are operating in Trostyanets. However, the occupiers are not allowed to bury the killed locals, so it is necessary to make graves in the gardens of private houses. The russians also do not allow power engineers to repair networks. There is no light in the community.
On March 24th, fighting continued in the Konotop District. Two of our men were wounded, and russian occupation forces killed two more.
In the village of Velykyi Sambir, russians fired at local civilians with firearms. Two people died on the spot. Today the occupiers bombed Okhtyrka.
Ukrainian military defends Chernihiv and roads to Kyiv. At the same time, pyrotechnic units demine areas from explosive devices. During the past 24hrs, State Emergency Service sappers have been involved in the seizure of ammunition in the Chernihiv region 18 times.
The occupiers continue to kidnap officials. Today it became known about the abduction of the Head and Deputy Head of the Snovsk community.
The aggressors shell the cities of the Oblast with cruise missiles and drop bombs. Kharkiv was shelled by artillery, tank, mortar, and MRL fire 54 times during the night. An airport terminal and a hypermarket (owned by METRO, a German company operating in russia) were hit. The shelling by the russian occupation troops of the municipal outpatient clinic where the humanitarian aid distribution center is located left four dead.
The invaders have sustained substantial losses near Izyum. The air defense forces took down two russian military planes.
The situation is tense. Air raid alerts are a regular occurrence. The city has taken another yet shelling today though no official updates have been released. The police officers are on enhanced patrols in community streets, and the national emergency service works overtime.
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Popasna, Rubizhne, Severodonetsk continue flocking into the city. The municipal infrastructure operates in standard mode as local utility companies also do. Private shops work within certain limitations. Shops have foodstuffs, medicines, and other goods and are regularly restocked. Residents walk their children to playgrounds near their homes.
The situation remains tense: several air raid alerts went off in the city. Some blasts could be heard at a relatively small distance from the city without official updates on the matter. Enemy warplanes have been noticed moving around.
The Armd Forces of Ukraine (AFU) ready themselves to face the enemy. The Territorial Defense Forces patrol the city. Kramatorsk keeps going. All critical infrastructure facilities are fully operational. Volunteers continue their work assisting the city with the evacuation of residents, humanitarian aid distribution, and other necessary business to do.
In Pokrovsk District, Maryinka and Adviyivka are under constant fire. One resident has been killed in Novopokrovsk and four more wounded in Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka. The AFU successfully repelled enemy offensives. The Territorial Defense Forces have joined forces with the police to watch the community. No emergency updates in the Pokrovsk community have been reported. The list of radiation-proof and essential shelter locations has been updated and reviewed by the Pokrovsk City Council. The Donetsk Electricity Networks Company (DETEK) has partially restored power supply to eight residential areas of the Avdiyivka and Maryinka MCAs, bringing electricity back to some 4200 households.
More than 300 bodies were found under the ruins of the local Drama Theatre. Russian occupants set up a Yedinaya Rosiya (United Russia Political Party) office at METRO shopping mall.
The enemy continues shelling peaceful civilians and destroying towns and villages in the Oblast.
During the past 24 hours, the defense forces of the Oblast knocked out an APC, a tank, two multi-purpose light-armored towing vehicles, five transport vehicles. Also, they eliminated 15 russian service members wounding 11 more. The Ukrainian military also captured four APCs, a Т-72B3 tank, and hit a SU-25.
State Emergency Service units in the Oblast are in advanced readiness mode. After each shelling, they are involved in the elimination of emergency consequences. In the past 24 hours, the firefighters eliminated 27 open fires in the Oblast.
The situation in the city is tense but under control. An air alarm sounded several times. Humanitarian hubs and volunteer centers continue to operate in the city. Residents of Zaporizhzhya are offered training in shooting, tactical medicine, action during emergencies.
70 russian servicemen stationed in occupied Melitopol revolted. They refused to obey the orders and take part in hostilities against Ukrainian defenders. Russian occupiers have been forcing educators in Melitopol to teach children in russian since April 1st. The situation in the Melitopol District with the supply of food and medicine is almost catastrophic.
The Russian occupiers continue to shell civilian infrastructure. Artillery strikes were inflicted on peaceful neighborhoods and residential areas. Data on civilian casualties are being clarified.
Russian occupiers stage provocations aimed at accusing and discrediting the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In particular, the occupiers are touring the city’s neighborhoods and warning of future “shelling” that Ukraine’s defenders will allegedly inflict. This information is a blatant lie.
The village of Malynivka in the Polohy District has been liberated from the russian occupiers. During the liberation of Malynivka, the Ukrainian military replenished its fleet of military equipment by capturing a russian T-72B3 tank.
Not far from Vasylivka, employees of PJSC “Zaporizhzhyaoblenergo” came under fire during the works. Two employees were injured. Special equipment was also damaged.
Kherson oblast continues to be occupied. The abduction of people – deputies, directors, county headmen in communities – continues. Russian military stand at checkpoints. Residents of Novotroitske went to a rally with Ukrainian flags.
The mayor said that there was no fighting in the city. From Monday, schools go on a two-week vacation again. There are significant problems with fuel; there may also be interruptions in the supply of products. Citizens are asked not to panic, not to create long queues, and not to make purchases unnecessarily so that everyone has enough food. Public transport does not work. People try to stay calm and respond adequately.
Yesterday two missiles destroyed a military unit in Dnipro. The infrastructure of the city located nearby was affected. The fire spread to an area of over 1000 square meters. The death toll is not yet known. The Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation.
The Mayor of Dnipro Borys Filatov calls on the international community to help raise funds for humanitarian needs. The money raised will save people who are forced to flee the war to Dnipro. The Head of the Dnipro Territorial Defense, Hennadiy Korban, called on women with small children and the elderly to evacuate at least temporarily from the city. Deputy of the Dnipro City Council Zahid Krasnov handed over the jeep for the needs of the Territorial Defense Forces.
A lawyer from Dnipro, Anton Kovyrev, and his friend, a doctor who left the city six years ago and now works in the United States, set up the Help Ukrainian Hospitals Foundation. The Foundation is designed to help Ukrainian doctors with medicines and equipment for the wounded following russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
During the day, police detained 5 people who may be saboteurs. The city received 3 tons of medical supplies of humanitarian aid from Germany. Hackers attacked several news sites in Dnipro.
Russian occupation troops fire from a rocket-propelled grenade launcher “Grad” on villages near the cities of Kryvyi Rih and Zelenodolsk. The air defense forces shot down a cruise missile, a drone, and a russian fighter jet over the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
A resident of the village of Zaitseve, Sinelnikovo District, found a high-explosive FAB-50 bomb in the woods. This is a World War II bomb.
From March 21st to 25st, there were 375 fires in ecosystems on 472 hectares in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast, primarily due to dry grass burning.
The situation in the city and Oblast is under control. There was a threat of rocket fire. The Armed Forces of Ukraine protect the borders of the Oblast. Territorial Defense Forces stand guard at checkpoints, and police patrol the city. More than 13000 IDPs stay in the Oblast. During the day, Kirovohrad Oblast sheltered more than 1300 people (including more than 400 children). More than 57000 IDPs and almost 16000 children have passed through the Oblast since the beginning of the war. The issue of employment is being resolved.
Over the past week, three enterprises that manufacture food products, paints, varnishes, and weight-dosing equipment and devices have resumed their operations in Kropyvnytskyi. The city’s food enterprises have ensured the uninterrupted supply of their products. The city is ready to help with the relocation of enterprises from places where hostilities occur.
About two million hryvnias were spent on a two-story storage facility in the center of Kropyvnytskyi. By the end of March, the only thing left will be to bring beds, chairs, tables, water, and food supplies.
There was an air-raid siren. The situation is calm and under control. There are almost 240 thousand IDPs in Lviv Oblast. 7800 more people who forcibly left their houses have been hosted and settled. It’s 1300 more people than yesterday, but the flow of IDPs to Lviv Oblast is generally declining.
Lviv IT Cluster has agreed with SpaceX and directly with Elon Musk on purchasing several hundred Starlink terminals for Oblasts in western Ukraine.
In Drohobych, people who moved from a war zone and lived in dormitories joined the toloka(big cleanup) in the Novonarodzhenykh Park (Newborn Park).
Since the first days of the war, the joint efforts of Polish partners and the leadership of the Drohobych community have established cooperation. Due to logistics, it is possible to transport two trucks a day with humanitarian aid abroad. During the month of the war, more than 170 tons of civilian and military assistance have already been received and redirected through the Drohobych Humanitarian Aid Hub in Ukraine.
The partnership between Drohobych and colleagues in France has helped send abroad sixty refugees from Ukraine. According to the Head of the Drohobych City Institute, the French side has offered shelter for refugees. The French side provides Ukrainian citizens with accommodation, food, and work in addition to treatment.
Every day, the Department of Culture compiles a list of events that can be attended by citizens who have been forced to leave their communities.
Currently, 22470 IDPs are officially registered in Ivano-Frankivsk. In fact, the number of IDPs is much higher, as not all people are registered. There is not enough free housing in the community to meet the needs of everyone who wants to stay. But the community is doing everything possible to make people feel comfortable. There are constant new requests for settlements in the city and its suburbs.
The city authorities announced that the city officially received 26 humanitarian aid from Poland during the month of the war. In addition, a lot of assistance comes from other European cities. At the same time, we shall consider the help that charities, NGOs, or ordinary people provide. The bigger part of aid goes to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and communities that are on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe.
Humanitarian headquarters actively work. Social canteens where one can buy lunches at a social price continue to operate. Ukrainian language courses for everyone were launched in the community. Currently, 120 people have registered.
1 500 children joined distance studying at schools. The city’s higher education institutions also invite students to join classes and are ready to issue certificates of attendance.
The city is relatively calm – there was one air alarm today. The AFU patrol the border with Belarus. Territorial Defense Forces patrol and are on duty at checkpoints.
Oleksandr Tretyak, the Mayor of the Rivne, noted the security situation – the borders are closed, the night passed peacefully. (https://www.facebook.com/tretyak.rivne/videos/474155691076894)
People are united and assist volunteer centers. Communities of Rivne Oblast prepare delicacies to pass on to the residents of central and eastern oblasts. (https://www.facebook.com/RivneODA/posts/296305105974518)
Several tons of aid was transferred to Mykolayiv Oblast (https://www.facebook.com/RivneODA/posts/296387329299629).
An asphalt plant will be launched in the community soon (https://suspilne.media/221382-u-rivnomu-zapuskaut-asfaltnij-zavod-comu-vinikla-pauza/) Ukraine refused Russia’s fake about forcible detention of russians at Rivne Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) (https://suspilne.media/221460-ukraina-sprostuvala-fejk-rf-pro-silove-utrimuvanna-rosian-na-rivnenskij-aes/)
During the day, there were 2 air alarms. The Zdovbytsia community remains calm. Utilities operate on a full-time basis. The stores have essentials. There are coffee shops, hairdressers, repair shops and other services. More and more institutions and enterprises are resuming work. The Zdolbuniv community organizes free Ukrainian language courses for all IDPs. The Center for Assistance to Internally Displaced Ukrainians received humanitarian aid from concerned residents of Bern (Germany). Citizens are actively involved in the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
The situation in the community and the oblast is under control. There are volunteer points, accommodation places for IDPs, clothes points, and art hubs for children. The city receives and sends tons of humanitarian aid to the hotspots every day and works to provide the military with everything it needs. More than 125 000 people stayed temporarily in the community, and 26 500 remained in Khmelnytskyi for permanent residence.
Utilities, entrepreneurs of the city continue to work. Residents of the Khmelnytskyi community will receive ten thousand food kits free of charge. In each of them, there are long shelf-life products.
Two air alarms sounded during the day. Two volunteer formations of the city territorial community have been created. Territorial Defense Forces patrol strategic objects.
V. Dahl East Ukrainian National University was evacuated to Kamenets from Severodonetsk, Luhanska Oblast. The city continues to meet people from dangerous oblasts. Another 757 migrants settled during the night. So far, more than 18,5 thousand people have officially crossed the community’s borders. All citizens are accommodated, provided with food, necessities, and laundry services.
The Department of Economics was instructed to study creating a group that would support small and medium-sized businesses, which is an important issue today. After all, the city has dozens of people with experience in entrepreneurship who could work in Kamyanets, expand the range of services, fill the budget, and more. The city continues to work with companies that cease operations in cities of hostilities and transport their resources to peaceful areas.
There is a process to ensure a sowing campaign in the community together with the farmers and to sew uniforms for the military with a garment factory.
Yesterday, the Department of Housing and Communal Services began pothole repairs. Currently, there are neither arrears in wages to employees of budgetary institutions nor in energy payments. A meeting was held with community volunteers on strict accounting of all cargo arriving from abroad at the central city headquarters for humanitarian aid. It is planned to optimize volunteer points in Kamianets.
Chernivtsi Oblast (Bukovyna)
It is calm in Chernivtsi and the oblast. “Since the beginning of the war, we have sent more than one thousand tons of food to hot spots and many medicines and other things,” said Serhiy Osachuk, Head of the State Administration of State Administration Chernivetska Oblast.
Bukovyna received from the Red Cross 40 washing machines for the needs of IDPs. During the month of the war, the Chernivtsi Oblast sheltered almost 62 000 IDPs, almost 20 000 of whom were children. 377 orphans and children deprived of parental care were evacuated to Bukovyna.
There was an air alarm in the oblast. However, the situation is calm. The second monument dedicated to the 300th anniversary of Ukraine’s reunification with Russia in 1954 was dismantled in Uzhhorod.
People who set on fire deadwood continue to be reminded of their punishment and will be considered sabotaged in wartime. Locals are already being fined for setting fire to the grass.
Information support in this activity is provided by the public organization “UKRAINIAN CODE,” which aims to improve socio-economic, innovative, investment, professional, educational, spiritual, cultural, and sports improvement of the public of Ukrainian cities.Last modified: 26 Березня, 2022