Ukraine in Brief:
45th day of Ukrainian people’s heroic struggle against the russian military invasion.
Russia continues with preparatory measures intending to engage in the active offensive on the east of Ukraine and establish complete control over the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
The focus of the invaders’ actions is to take over Mariupol and advance in the area of Izuym. The probability of subversion and reconnaissance groups being engaged by the enemy in executive diversions at transport infrastructure facilities remains high.
The enemy continues dealing missile strikes against civil facilities across the territory of Ukraine.
There have been no material changes in the composition or positions of the russian occupation troops in the north of Ukraine.
A partial siege of Kharkiv by the aggressors continues. The enemy resorts to radio-electronic suppression of cell communication networks to hide occupational troops’ movements in the Kharkiv Oblast. To build up its task force, up to two enemy tactical battalion groups have been transferred from the belgorod oblast into the area near Shevchenkove, Kharkiv Oblast.
The enemy continues assaults in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The main focus of the russian occupation troops’ efforts is to take control of Rubizhne, Popasna, and Novobakhmutivka. At the same time, the invaders proceed with airstrikes on Vuhledar and Novoselivka Druha and attempt to resume offensive actions in the area of Novotoshkivske, Stepne, and Maryinka.
In the Mykolayiv Oblast, the invaders relentlessly try to save their positions on the administrative border with the Kherson Oblast.
The military and Territorial Defense Forces near Kyiv set up new defense lines to prepare for a potential renewed assault on the capital. These have been moved as far as possible from Kyiv to avoid any chance of shelling or enemy troop incursion. Blast technicians are destroying the unexploded ordnance (UXOs). The sounds of explosions can be heard in Kyiv.
Restoration works will take place for ten days in Bucha. Some 20% of residential buildings have been flattened in Bucha. The enemy strikes knocked out the traction substation. Damage has been dealt to clean water reservoirs, and nearly all communication stations have been destroyed. At this time, the death toll among Bucha residents stands at 360. Russian soldiers would gouge victims’ eyes, cut off body parts, and torture to death both adults and children.
Modular homes will be installed for Irpin residents left without homes. Ukrainian rescuers working the ruins find and save individual belongings that their owners can claim via the State Emergency Service.
Some 9425 mines have been already rendered safe in the Kyiv Oblast.
Heads of Zhytomyr and Dnipro City Administrations jointly work on the logistical scheme of support of Armed Forces of Ukraine units.
It’s the fifth day of searches for civilians killed during the month under russian occupation in the village of Yagidne, Chernihiv Oblast. Most village buildings were destroyed, and more than 300 locals were kept in the local school basement. People were allowed outside only on rare occasions. Some died of suffocation. For one whole week, the residents have been trying the challenging task of going back to normal life.
Residents’ bodies have been found during the mine-clearing operation in a church in Lukashivka. A pedestrian bridge across the Desna in the Oblast was damaged by enemy shellings and is now in emergency condition; hence, the use of the bridge has been limited to the absolute minimum.
The threat to the Oblast is relatively high: a large mass of russian troops near the Oblast segment of the Ukrainian border has been reported.
The russian troops are regrouping in preparation for the assault on Kharkiv. There have been about 50 strikes of the city with artillery, mortar, tank, and MRL fire within the past 24 hours. Infrastructural facilities in Saltivka, Holodna Hora, Oleksiyivka, and Kharkiv Tractor Plant neighborhoods were hit. There was a servere shelling of Dergachi. The strikes damaged a clinic, and an outpatient department, and some residential buildings. No casualties have been reported.
The direction of Izuym remains challenging: the russians are trying to outflank the city and Ukrainian army positions to throw the mass of their troops into the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, thus increasing their military presence there. Still, owing to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), the enemy faces heavy personnel and equipment losses daily in these areas.
The Ukrainian military has repelled seven enemy attacks in the direction of Donetsk and Luhansk. The invaders lost nine tanks, seven armored vehicles, and five other automotive equipment. The AFU downed two russian helicopters and a cruise missile over Donbas.
The situation is tense as the shellings are relentless. Russian occupation troops dig trenches as more and more equipment and staffing arrive. The AFU, jointly with the Territorial Defence Forces, try destroying the enemy. Two local defenders have been killed and one more wounded in the battle.
The russians in Novotroitske and Vuhledar opened fire against the locals gathered for the alleged distribution of coal vouchers. An 18 y.o. resident of Novotroitske died when an object he picked up near a local shop exploded in his hands.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
The utility companies in the Pokrovsk community operate in normal mode. There have been no out-of-order circumstances or situations on the community’s territory in the past 24 hours. Two teams of blast technicians are working in the area.
Power engineers have restored power supply to five residential areas in the Donetsk Oblast, but 179 more are still in the literal dark. The directions of Avdiyivka, Maryinka, and towards the north of the Oblast remain the most challenging ones as power lines and substations are regularly damaged because of active fighting. A humanitarian cargo of medicines has reached Pokrovsk.
The situation is anxious, and there are often air alarms. Police officers conduct intensive patrols of community streets. The State Emergency Service (SES) also works in an intensified mode. Private trade facilities operate in a limited mode. The market works. The Bakhmut-Khlib enterprise works stably to meet the needs of the community.
Russian terrorists shell residential neighborhoods in Luhansk Oblast. One person died in Severodonetsk, and four were injured in Rubizhne.
In Lysychansk, a high-rise building, a gas station, and an enterprise are on fire. Due to the shelling, the SES cannot start extinguishing the fires. In the Luhansk Oblast, the enemy attacked the positions of border guards with kamikaze drones.
The situation in the Oblast is without significant changes. Yesterday a russian cruise missile was destroyed over Zaporizhzhia. The enemy shells settlements and civilian infrastructure with the use of aircraft, multiple rocket launcher systems (MRLS) “Grad”, barrel artillery, 120-mm mortars, and large-caliber machine guns in the following directions: Gulyaypole, Novoandriyivka, Bilogirya, Chervone, Pavlivka, Malynivka, Staromayorsk, Pryiutne, Kamyanske, Orikhiv, Mala Tokmachka. In addition, the occupiers block the corridors of the evacuation of civilians from areas of hostilities.
As of today, 411 households in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast have been completely destroyed or partially damaged. SES pyrotechnics destroyed five explosive devices found in the Zaporizhzhia district: elements of the Smerch MLRS, the Hurricane MLRS, the Grad MLRS, and a 30 mm artillery shell.
The russian occupiers continue to terrorize the local population in the temporarily occupied territories. In the village of Verkhniy Tokmak, they are conducting illegal searches, searching for members of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (Joint Forces Operation) and taking out men. In Enerhodar, russians are looking for and putting pressure on pro-Ukrainian people. The situation is similar in other settlements. Entrepreneur Denys Dmytrenko from Melitopol, held captive by the occupiers for four days, was released. According to friends, he needed medical attention.
As of today, 106 people have been abducted in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, 63 of whom continue to be held hostage.
The Security Service of Ukraine detained an adjuster who was taking active steps to direct and correct the fire of the russian armed forces. 15 of the 17 largest industrial enterprises have started working in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. However, there are many problems with logistics that hinder the full launch of production.
Sowing continues in the territories controlled by Ukraine. Farmers sow different crops at their own risk near the line of hostilities.
In Enerhodar, the russian occupiers seized the premises of Ukrtelecom and damaged existing equipment. In this way, the enemy is trying to cut off Ukrainian communications and the Internet in the city, complicate access to truthful and up-to-date information, and prepare the ground for further propaganda.
The Mayor of Melitopol said that it was succeeded in returning the evacuation buses, which were illegally seized by the russian occupiers the day before. However, the russians do not allow them into Melitopol. The evacuation was postponed to one of the exits from the city. The invaders take agricultural machinery out of Melitopol and transport it to the occupied Crimea or the territory of russia.
The russian occupiers use the port of Berdyansk to transfer weapons, military equipment, and personnel.
Kherson and Skadovsk remain occupied. The russian military goes from house to house and stands at all checkpoints. Some cars pass into the city and are not allowed. There is no explanation for this. Territorial Defense Forces patrol the city and participates in cleaning the city. The mayor works remotely. He calls for calm.
Skadovsk doctors received another small batch of medication. Ukrainians collected medicines in Italy and Lviv. A small replenishment is expected tomorrow. Skadovsk volunteers assisted in the delivery.
This week, state aid began to arrive. Under this program, the Kherson Oblast Administration received several food consignments – flour, some cereals, and potatoes. The products were transferred to the center of social services. Yesterday, with the help of the People’s Deputy, the Department of Social Services received 1 ton of salt, which is planned to be distributed between the villages and the city. The bakery was also able to buy salt for baking bread.
The issue of pharmacies remains problematic. They are empty, and workers have not been able to get paid since March. It is due to the transition to remote maintenance. To resolve this issue, negotiations were held today with the leadership of the Treasury, the oblast authorities, and with people’s deputies. People are united, and they want victory and peace.
On the night of April 9th, 12 units of personnel and two units of russian equipment were destroyed in the southern direction by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). There was an explosion in the city of Chornomorsk in the morning. A curfew lasts all weekend in the Odesa Oblast.
The situation is completely stable. The AFU continue to control the borders of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts have established a volunteer hub to help their compatriots in Dnipro. There are many shells and remnants of them on the territory of the Zelenodolsk territorial community. The sappers have already demined 70 units and are continuing their work.
There are 71 people from Kramatorsk (including 15 children) in the hospitals of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast who were injured in a missile strike at Kramatorsk station. Police in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast evacuated 105 people from Kramatorsk and Druzhkivka.
The sowing campaign has been completed by more than 40% in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. The fields were sown with early cereals. A total of 1,180,000 hectares are planned to be sown in the Oblast. Residents of the Magdalinivka territorial community made 300 kilograms of dumplings for IDPs.
Airstrikes were heard in the Oblast, and there was a missile strike threat. Yesterday, April 8th, the enemy launched a missile strike on the Kirovograd Oblast from the Black Sea. The russians targeted critical infrastructure. There are no victims. The situation in the Oblast remains under control.
The military guards the Oblast’s borders and military facilities. Since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion, the neonatal intensive care unit of the Kirovohrad Perinatal Center has been saving the lives of premature babies, whose number has reached 14.
The Oblast received a ton of humanitarian aid from UNICEF and the Wings of Hope Charitable Foundation. Medicines from UNICEF were sent to their destination and distributed among child and maternity care facilities. On the eve of Easter, Kropyvnytskyi will hold a series of masterclasses in Easter painting. Participants will be able to make voluntary contributions without a fixed amount. All proceeds will be used to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
Rocket attacks on the cities of Poltava Oblast continue. It is preceded by reconnaissance of the enemy by drones. Police are checking seven suspects for involvement in cooperation with the enemy. Over the past 24hrs, 1323 vehicles and 2123 suspects were inspected. Internet scammers who deceived IDPs were exposed. They offered help with rent and transportation, subscribed, and then did not get in touch.
The City Council has become a humanitarian warehouse and shelter for IDPs. Humanitarian aid for IDPs is brought there every day. Agrarians of the Oblast sowed 78.8 thousand hectares with early grain crops, which is 86% of the forecast.
The Oblast’s enterprises and institutions announced 1.9 thousand current vacancies in the Poltava Oblast Employment Service. Poltava athletes Yevhen Bohodayko and Oleg Pryimachov put their gold medals up for auction. The funds will be donated to the needs of the AFU and IDPs.
No hostilities are taking place in the community. The situation is calm. The People’s Deputy of Ukraine came to the community to see the situation with the provision of IDPs. The parliamentarian was satisfied with the results.
There was a threat of a missile strike today. Training of RPG-7 grenade launchers continues in the Territorial Defense Forces units of the AFU.
Social services and volunteers resettled more than 3000 IDPs. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, 297 000 people have been sheltered in the Lviv Oblast. Almost 60 000 people registered as IDPs at the registration center. Almost 2500 people were evacuated from Kramatorsk to Lviv by train during the day.
Lviv Oblast is ready to provide housing for more than 1500 IDPs in the coming months.
As of today, there are 156 facilities in the Oblast that require minimal investment to be suitable for the long-term residence of IDPs. It requires more than UAH 1 billion 800 million. Funding for the first 13 facilities for UAH 47 million has been agreed upon from the Oblast budget. In the coming months, 1591 people will be settled.
A single base of land plots that can be used to construct housing for IDPs has been formed. It includes 92 fields with a total area of over 582 hectares.
The distance learning school “Learning is easy” will work in Lviv Oblast. It can be used by students who do not have the opportunity to join online learning in their educational institutions. The first meeting of the interdepartmental working group to identify the property of russia and its residents was held in the Oblast.
There were no air alarms during the day. In general, the situation is calm. The military is patrolling the border with belarus. Representatives of the Territorial Defense Forces are patrolling and on duty at checkpoints.
Citizens are united and help volunteer headquarters financially and immaterially. In Rivne, expectant mothers are invited to lectures and classes on childbirth during the war (https://suspilne.media/226816-u-rivnomu-majbutnih-mam-zaprosuut-na-lekcii-ta-zanatta-pro-pologi-pid-cas -vijni /). Local volunteers hold master classes for children of IDPs on the symbolism and authenticity of Ukrainian pysanka.
The situation in Khmelnytskyi Oblast is stable and under control. Eduard Sadomsky was last seen off in Khmelnytskyi today. The hero died on April 4th near Izyum in Kharkiv Oblast. 313 people were admitted to the Oblast and evacuated from psychoneurological boarding schools in Kharkiv and Zhytomyr oblasts.
The Khmelnytskyi Executive Committee amended this year’s community budget and allocated more than 2 million hryvnias to meet the needs of Territorial Defense Forces fighters, explosives technicians, and law enforcement officers. They also supported the temporary abolition of subscription fees and land tax for entrepreneurs working in the city’s real estate markets.
Khmelnytskyi Oblast continues to work in the humanitarian direction. Today, 8 pickups will be sent for the military to the front, where hostilities are currently underway. The other day medicines and a gasoline generator were handed over to the Chernihiv Regional Military Administration. The humanitarian cargo has already been delivered.
Humanitarian cargo left Khmelnytskyi for the residents of Borodyanka and settlements of the Kyiv Oblast. The Chance for Life volunteer community members collected 4 tons of food, hygiene products, and medicines. From the first days of the war, it was created by Khmelnytskyi athletes.
Five tons of humanitarian cargo from the Khmelnytskyi Oblast Administration logistics center were sent at the request of representatives of the Boyarka territorial community of Kyiv Oblast. Food, baby food, medicines, necessities, hygiene items, etc., will go to the needs of the population currently in the community.
Chernivtsi Oblast (Bukovyna)
Today, Bukovyna is out of hostilities, but it has been actively helping the army since the beginning of the war. Residents of the Verenchanka territorial community purchased four SUVs for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
During his working visit to Bukovyna, MEP Dacian Ciolos said that the EU-Ukraine dialogue should be based on targeted assistance to the oblasts and further cooperation. Six hundred people were escorted by an evacuation train from eastern Ukraine to Chernivtsi.
Uzhhorod is calm, and the situation is under control. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing to meet the enemy, and several hundred representatives of the Territorial Defense Forces were taken to the country’s east.
Yesterday a monument to Pushkin was demolished in Uzhhorod. Leisure facilities for IDPs will be provided: a cinema on the open-air embankment, a UN children’s room, coworking spaces, and psychological groups.Last modified: 12 Квітня, 2022