Operational information from the regions of the Active Community network 12.03.2022
Ukraine in brief:
(Source – Armed Forces of Ukraine)
It is the 17th day of the defense of the Ukrainian nation against the Russian military invasion.
The enemy continues its offense against Ukraine. It was stopped at previously reached lines, where the enemy had losses, and regrouping, renewing combat powers, and refilling the supplies.
Occupiers did not reach the goals and continued shells critical infrastructure with rockets.
In Volyn’s direction enemy hasn’t done any offensive actions.
The military leadership of Belarus carried out the activities on strengthening the defense of the border with Ukraine. The possibility remains of the participation of the Belarus army in offensive actions against Ukraine on Russia’s side.
There were no recorded enemy activities in the Polissia direction (Rivne, Zhytomyr, Kyiv Oblast).
In Chernihiv Oblast, the enemy does the engineering set up of its positions.
In Kharkiv Oblast, occupants were unsuccessful while trying to renew the offense.
In Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts main efforts of the occupants go into the siege of the Mariupol and Severodonetsk. The enemy occupied the outskirts of the Mariupol. After the unsuccessful onslaught of Rubizhne, occupants retracted to the Kapitolivka. Combat continues around Volnovakha.
Russian army continue attempts to seize Mykolayiv.
Not far from Kyiv, combat actions continue. Capital gets ready for the battle. Block posts are equipped, reserves of goods are created. Russian drone was shut down above the city.
The north part of Boryspil was shelled at night. Bucha area is in a bad situation. In particular, at night, there were battles in Irpin.
Russian occupation troops continue to bomb the Kyiv Oblast; today, Vasylkiv was bombed. Fights occur in some populated areas of Baryshivka, Kalytianska, and Velykodymerska territorial communities of the Brovary District.
Occupants gather troops and vechiles, shell civilian houses, and critical infrastructure. Evacuation of people continues from Bucha, Irpin, Kozarovychi, Mykulychi, Andriivka, Makariv, Borodianka, often with difficulties due to the violation of green corridors by the enemy.
Zhytomyr Oblast remains a humanitarian hub. Since the beginning of the war, the Zhytomyr Oblast Military Administration has evacuated more than 35,000 residents of the eastern oblasts to Western Ukraine. More than 46,000 residents also moved to safer oblasts.
The Zhytomyr City Council has an international press headquarters. There are journalists from the Czech Republic, Sweden, Spain, and Chile.
The Russian military carried out an air raid on Sumy in the morning. As a result, the whole city was left without water.
Territorial Defense continues to defend settlements and stop enemy vehicles. Locals are being evacuated from various cities of the Sumy Oblast. Despite the shelling in Trostyanets, the evacuation did not stop.
Russian occupation troops and airborne reconnaissance groups did not enter Chernihiv. But the enemy went on to destroy the city remotely with bombs and missiles. Almost the entire city was left without electricity, water, gas, and heating.
At around midnight on March 11th, Russian occupation troops stormed the hotel “Ukraine” in central Chernihiv. In Chernihiv, one Su-34 bomber was shot down, and another was hit.
The Ukrainian military continues to defend Kharkiv and the oblast. The Russian enemy does not move forward and engage in active hostilities, significantly slows down, and loses combat effectiveness.
Over the past day, the Russian occupiers fired artillery and mortar shells at Kharkiv, Chuguev, Dergachi, and Izyum. A total of 84 cases were recorded. The center of social and psychological rehabilitation of children in Shevelivka came under fire from the occupiers. The Russian occupiers also fired on a civilian car on a highway in Kharkiv.
Armed saboteurs with explosives were detained in Kharkiv. They planned to blow up military and civilian facilities.
The city is relatively quiet. Several times, an air raid alert was sounded, but no strikes were registered. The theater of operations is getting closer to the city; anxiety is growing. The military personnel is preparing to meet the enemy. The Territorial Defense keeps on training.
The mayor held a meeting with the representatives of the city’s relevant services and medical institutions. The town receives humanitarian aid and accepts internally displaced persons.
Local citizens help provide shelters with all necessary items, unload humanitarian aid, fortify the city’s medical facilities, weave nets, and assist the Territorial Defense and the military.
Pharmacies ran out of blood pressure medicines, an insufficient number of sedatives remained there.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk District
The Ocheretyn and Avdiivka communities have been under shelling since morning. Russians fired at Avdiivka from the Tochka-U and Grad rocket launchers.
Kamianka was shelled in the Ocheretyn community. There are no civilian casualties, but some houses are damaged. The gun shells damaged a high-voltage power line, leaving Troitske, Novobakhmutivka, Novoselivka, and Oleksandropil without electricity. Ukrainian troops give a worthy rebuff to the invaders.
In Pokrovsk, a couple was detained for passing information on certain city infrastructure facilities to a representative of the occupation administration of the Russian Federation for UAH 1,600. During the period December 2021 – February 2022, using the messengers “Viber” and “Telegram”, the couple provided the said representative of the aggressor state with photos of social facilities of the city, highway and railway bridges and interchanges, information about the runway of the airport, places of deployment of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, realizing that this information will be used to the detriment of the territorial integrity and defense capabilities of our state. The Prosecutor’s Office has already served them with charges.
The local authorities continue to arrange shelters. Humanitarian aid from the National Police arrived in the Donetsk oblast, specifically medicines, special equipment, food products.
All utility companies operate normally. In the Pokrovsk community, families in difficult life circumstances, families with many children, and persons of welfare categories receive food at home. There is still a shortage of cash in the city. People spend hours in long queues at ATMs to withdraw money. There are also disruptions in fuel supplies in Pokrovsk.
The city arranged a briefing on first aid for the citizens, conducted by a combat paramedic. The Active Community of Western Donetsk organized a YouTube channel: Pokrovsk. Public Resistance www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr-5CNmDUMg&ab_channel=ПокровськГромадськийспротив
In Myrnohrad, they reported the tragic death of a soldier, a resident of Myrnohrad, who was killed in action on March 9th while performing his duties in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) near the city of Izyum.
Currently, the Ukrainian troops have retreated from Volnovakha, but fighting is ongoing on the city’s outskirts.
Mariupol has been under siege since March 1. The situation is difficult. The Russian army continues its offensive and has occupied the city’s eastern outskirts.
The Russian occupation troops are continuously shelling the civilian population with missiles from the “Tornado” volley fire system. According to the “Azov” detachment, such systems have different modes of action, including the cluster mode with thousands of striking elements that lead to a vast number of victims over long distances. These munitions in residential areas lead to enormous destruction and numerous casualties. It is a war crime.
The situation in the city is tense. Volunteers have collected the necessary things for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Territorial Defense Forces:
The city authorities informed about the work of the city, and reception coordination centers for internally displaced persons: https://www.facebook.com/ rada.bakhmut / posts / 690675858952607
The City Mayor, together with the UN representatives, is solving the issue of humanitarian support for socially vulnerable groups:
The city lives its life. Food is delivered to stores, but people buy it quickly.
In Luhansk Oblast, the Russian occupation troops made a fruitless attack on Rubizhne.
Ukrainian Defense Forces are holding back a massive offensive by the occupiers. Currently, the enemy continues to prepare for the offensive in the direction of Zaporizhzhya but is experiencing a major problem with pulling together the reserves. The situation is exacerbated in the temporarily occupied settlements of the Zaporizhzhya Oblast. Russian occupation troops continue to deploy terrorist methods: kidnapping people, committing robberies, and firing civilians. Missile and bomb strikes on civilian infrastructure and residential areas are used. The other day, Russian occupiers shelled the western outskirts of Komyshuvakha from Grad systems.
Air alarms sounded three times during the day. The city continues to prepare for defense. Volunteer centers are actively working, official help centers (call centers) have been established. These centers are trying to fully provide the evacuees with everything they need – with humanitarian and psychological support, help internally displaced persons (IDPs) move to safer places, and search for relatives in the temporarily occupied territories.
Six more cars arrived with food, medicines, basic necessities, and drinking water. The humanitarian cargo was distributed and sent to Orikhiv, Vasylivka, Tokmak, and Komyshuvakha. Zaporizhzhya Oblast received unique filters already delivered to the regional hospital at the blood transfusion station for the first time.
Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (NPP)
New unknown individuals appeared at the Zaporizhzhya NPP. They gathered the management of the NPP and stated that the station now allegedly belongs to Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation. The Russian occupation troops control the station.
Occupying troops control the city’s perimeter, but the situation in the town itself is under the control of local authorities. Ukrainian flags remain on administrative buildings. The city’s infrastructure is working properly: there is heat, gas, and electricity.
More than 2,000 residents of Melitopol went to a rally demanding the release of Mayor Ivan Fedorov, who was abducted the day before by the Russian occupiers. During the rally, the Russian occupiers kidnapped public figure Olga Gaisumova.
The Russian occupation troops in the Kherson Oblast are preparing a referendum on establishing the Kherson People’s Republic. They call the deputies of the Oblast Council to ask if they are ready to cooperate. Deputies are preparing a joint letter to express their position on rumors about creating the Kherson People’s Republic.
In the villages of Kozatsky and Vesely of the Novokakhovka community, the electricity supply has been restored; there is gas. The situation in the community is stable; there is no shooting.
The enemy is shelling the area. The oblast is preparing for defense. Air defense is constantly working. The military is defending the borders. Territorial Defense Forces is preparing for defense, strengthening checkpoints and coasts.
The Security Service of Ukraine reported that 600 Russian marines near Odesa did not want to fight and staged a riot, reported a prisoner. Local authorities inform citizens daily about decisive actions in defense of the oblast and the work of national resistance. The Starling satellite communication system provided to Ukraine by Elon Musk has appeared in the city. People are actively uniting and helping territorial defense and socially vulnerable groups.
Air alarms had sounded in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast for almost two hours. Russian occupation troops suffer significant losses in ground operations, so theу ignobly strike blow after blow in the air. There was no penetration of enemy troops into the territory of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Recruitment for Territorial Defense Forces continues. During the past 24hrs, eight alleged saboteurs and Russian informants were detained in the oblast. The Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation.
There were no explosions in the morning. The air defense shot down two cruise missiles of Russian occupation troops over the city. The city has restored heating and electricity in the houses that suffered from the yesterday’s rocket attack. Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov asked all city residents to continue working if possible. Now it is crucial to support the economy.
This morning, Russian occupation troops fired rockets at Kanatove in the Kirovohrad Oblast. Due to this, the alarm lasted for 3 hours. The military is defending the oblast’s borders. Territorial Defense Forces, together with patrolmen, were on duty at checkpoints.
Authorities are once again asking citizens not to spread fakes. Kirovohrad Oblast continues to receive IDPs. Since the beginning of the war, there have been more than 43,000 of them. Yesterday more than 6,000 people were settled, including almost 1,800 children. Volunteers continue to work for victory. The situation in the oblast is under control.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine control the border with Sumy Oblast. Evacuation from Sumy Oblast continues. A convoy of buses and several cars with humanitarian aid have already left Lokhvytsya and gone to Sumy. People will be transported to Lubny, where they will depart to the country’s west by train. Supermarkets, pharmacies, and banks work normally, and food prices have risen. Poltava City Council has made changes to the budget for 2022. Funds were allocated for Territorial Defense Forces, food for IDPs, and support volunteer formations of the city’s territorial community. Programs have been adopted to ensure the functioning of the communal establishments.
There were no hostilities on the community’s territory, but airstrikes could often be heard. Citizens hid in shelters 5 times. Territorial Defense Forces patrol roadblocks and checks the documents of all road users. Local authorities informed that they received aid from their Polish sister cities.
In general, the city’s infrastructure is functioning for 95%. Volunteers work in unison. All IDPs are provided with everything necessary. People are worried about frequent air-raid alarms.
Air-raid sirens could have been heard in Lviv Oblast during the past two days. Today at 2 a.m., there was the threat of an airstrike. The Head of the Lviv Oblast Military Administration issued an order “Concerning the establishment of a training center of the home and pre-hospital care for the national resistance forces”. The center was established to improve the practical skills and theoretical knowledge of those who need it.
Children with shrapnel wounds, ARVI, bruises and fractures are in the Lviv Children’s Hospital. Another 80 children are being treated at Okhmatdyt Hospital in Lviv. They were evacuated to Lviv Oblast from cities shelled by Russian occupation troops. Among patients, there are also babies born in bomb shelters.
31 enterprises are being transported to Lviv Oblast from the territories where hostilities occur. The sowing campaign is an important issue, and farmers of Lviv Oblast want to increase the sown area by over a thousand hectares. In addition, they plan to use the areas that have been deforested. The total planted area will be over 707 thousand hectares.
Most humanitarian aid comes to Ukraine from Poland, France, and Germany through Lviv Customs. As of March 12th, Ukraine has received more than 30,000 tons of humanitarian assistance delivered across the Lviv border since the beginning of martial law.
The Drohobych District Territorial Defense Battalion reservists took the military oath. The evacuation of wounded soldiers from Kyiv and Vinnytsia to Drohobych City Hospital №1 continues. Currently, 12 people have injuries of moderate severity.
Drohobych actively hosts IDPs whose number exceeds two and a half thousand in the city. Many of them try to do something useful for the community. For instance, Oksana Savchenko, a doctor from Kyiv with 28 years of experience, gives first aid classes.
Actors and workers of the Lviv Regional Academic Music and Drama Theater named after Yuri Drohobych cook food in Drohobych for soldiers at the front.
Air raid alerts went off in the morning, forcing the citizens to spend more than two hours in the war’s shelters for the first time. The community has 9 thousand IDPs registered. The municipal government looks for free plots for businesses and entrepreneurs willing to transfer to Ivano-Frankivsk.
There was a two-hour-long air raid alert for more than two hours in the morning. The Armed Forces of Ukraine patrol the border with Belarus. An enemy UAV was shot down (over the city of Sarny: https://suspilne.media/216755-nad-rivnensinou-zbili-vorozij-bezpilotnik/). The Territorial Defense Forces continue patrolling and watching checkpoints. As Vitaliy Koval, Head of Rivne Oblast Military Administration, mentions, no border breaches with Belarus have been reported. The night was generally a lull – but for the air alert.
The residents are united and assist volunteers at headquarters. The humanitarian aid sent to Rivne and the Oblast is distributed among ‘hot spots’.
Rivne paid the last respects to Yevhen Zahozhenko, a 27 y. o. Rivne local, a defender of Ukraine. Reception of IDPs continues. The Education and Science Department at Rivne Oblast Military Administration has issued clarifications on education process renewal in the Oblast. The education process at pre-school institutions has been put on hold. Schoolchildren and students from among IDPs may join the classes at educational institutions near their actual stay.
The situation in the community is under control. Some 43 trains were received during the last day. About 800 IDPs arrived. That was the update from Khmelnytskyi City Mayor Oleksandr Symchyshyn. The Khmelnytskyi community has already provided long-term accommodation for nearly 16 thousand IDPs and played host to more than 88 thousand who had a short stay and received aid before moving further to the West.
Almost 200 internally displaced children have already started distance learning. 121 adults applied for jobs. The world marathon of sightseeing tours for kids has kicked off.
Khmelnytskyi has received hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid. The city continues receiving assistance from sister and partner cities of Ciechanow, Rzeszow, Lublin, Warsaw in Poland; Siauliai in Lithuania, Bulgaria’s Silistra, and from Germany, Italy, the U.S.A and France. Volunteers from other countries – Norway, Slovak Republic, Lithuania, etc. – join the effort. International partners assist with medicines, accouterments, communication equipment, non-perishable foodstuffs, means of transport.
The Oblast is ready to welcome companies from the regions affected by the war. The Khmelnytskyi Oblast Military Administration is designing a database of free spaces available to accommodate evacuated production facilities.
It is relatively calm in the city. There were air-alert sirens at night and in the morning. The Armed Forces of Ukraine perform its duties. The Territorial Defense Forces are on watch at checkpoints and also protect strategic locations. Nearly half a thousand people from hot spots arrived in the city in one day. Internally displaced children will be able to attend classes from March 14th. Lists of companies willing to relocate with their equipment are compiled, and additional free spaces are identified. The International Red Cross Mission is about to start in earnest in the city.
No active military action on the territory of Bukovyna. The Oblast hospital procured a vehicle to cater to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Chernivtsi City Mayor gave an interview to NHK WORLD (JAPAN).
IDPs staying in Chernivtsi can receive clothes and shoe ware free of charge. A humanitarian aid warehouse has been set up at the local sports center. Food distribution points have started to operate in the city. Volunteers from the Active Community of Chernivtsi provide daily assistance in making hot meals and distributing them to those in need. More than 400 individual meals have been made today.
An orphanage, 51 foster kids, and 7 nursery teachers have been evacuated from the Kyiv Oblast to Bukovyna.
The first air raid alert wailed at 5:30 a.m. today. All available public address systems went off, assisted by special signals from NES department and the police. The missiles did not reach the city. Uzhgorod City Mayor Bohdan Andriyiv provided an update on city’s operation and the situation on City Council’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/100064902481459/posts/334932778680136/?d=n. As the sirens could not be nicely heard across the city, not all residents reacted. The city dwellers continue accommodating IDPs.
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