War in Ukraine today: latest news, 1 April, 2024 (photo)

It has been the 768th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

What happened in Ukraine today:

Here is operational information of the General Staff as of 6 pm:   

During the day of 1 April, there were 61x tactical engagements.

The enemy launched a total of 7x missiles and 61x air strikes, 89x MLRS attacks on positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements.

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the russian areas bordering Ukraine. The enemy conducts subversion, continues shelling of Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the concentration of mining operations along the state border of Ukraine. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kozacha Lopan, Vovchansk, Okhrimivka (Kharkiv oblast). Around 20x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Seredyna-Buda, Popivka, Kindrativka, Oleksandrivka, Velyka Pysarivka (Sumy oblast).

Kupiansk axis: no enemy offensive operations reported. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kupiansk, Sadove, Tabaivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Synkivka, Ivanivka, Stepova Novoselivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 8x assaults in the vicinity of Terny (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy made attempts to breach Ukrainian defence. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinity of Cherneshchyna (Kharkiv oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevske (Luhansk oblast), Yampolivka, Torske (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 14x attacks in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Spirne, Ivano-Darivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Chasiv Yar (Donetsk oblast), where the invaders, using air attacks, made attempts to improve their tactical position. More than 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Kalynivka, Chasiv Yar, Stupochky, Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 6x attacks in the vicinities of Berdychi, Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to dislodge Ukrainian forces from their positions. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novobakhmutivka, Oleksandropil, Orlivka, Orlivka, Umanske, Yasnobrodivka, Karlivka, Ocheretyne (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Berdychi, Umanske, Netailove, Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

Novopavlivka axis: the Ukrainian Defence Forces continue to block the enemy near Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka, Velyka Novosilka, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), where the invaders, using air attacks, made 18x attempts to breach Ukrainian defence. The occupiers launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Vodyane and Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Novomykhailivka, Kostiantynivka, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast).

Orikhiv axis: the enemy, with air support, conducted 2x attacks on positions of Ukrainian defenders in the vicinity of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast) and northwest of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The invaders launched an airstrike in the vicinity of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20x settlements, including Malynivka, Poltavka, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Kherson axis: the enemy executed 1x assault on positions of Ukrainian defenders in the vicinity of Krynky (Kherson oblast). The adversary launched an airstrike in the vicinity of Mykilske (Kherson oblast). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Zolota Balka, Kizomys, Antonivka (Kherson oblast).

During the day of 1 April, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 1x command post, 7x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the occupiers.

The Ukrainian Missile Forces hit 1x UAVs ground control station, 1x air defence system, 2x electronic warfare stations, 1x ammunition depot, 1x concentration of troops of the russian invaders.

More than 1810 children have suffered in Ukraine as a result of russia’s full-scale armed aggression. According to juvenile prosecutors, 537 children were killed and more than 1273 injured of varying severity. Children suffered the most in the following oblasts: Donetsk – 524, Kharkiv – 343, Kherson – 149, Kyiv – 130, Dnipro – 125, Mykolaiv – 103, Zaporizhzhia – 100.

Since June 2022, the Ministry of Reintegration’s hotline 1548 has processed more than 850,000 appeals from Ukrainians. Citizens applied for evacuation from the areas of active hostilities, emergency assistance for IDPs, cash payments and humanitarian aid. The Ministry of Reintegration also advised Ukrainians leaving the temporarily occupied territories. The 1548 hotline consists of 36 operators, each of whom receives up to 150 calls a day.

Over the full 2 years of the war, Ukraine’s national debt in foreign currency equivalent has increased by $50bn. As of 29 February 2024, the state and state-guaranteed debt totalled UAH 5,490.1bn or $143.7bn. The main increase was due to attracting external official concessional loans.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Ukrainian troops repelled 48 russian attacks on the frontlines of Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts on 31 March. The russian army attacked towards Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka with the support of aviation.

Kharkiv oblast

The General Staff reported that russian troops launched airstrikes near Kozacha Lopan, Vovchansk, Okhrymivka, Kupiansk, Sadove, Tabaivka. More than 10 settlements were shelled by artillery and mortar, including Synkivka, Ivanivka and Stepova Novoselivka.

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, informed that at 1:20pm, russians struck residential buildings in Vovchansk. A 27-year-old woman sustained shrapnel injuries and was hospitalised.

In the afternoon, the enemy struck at the civilian infrastructure of Liubotyn community, Kharkiv region. There were no casualties.

The police press service said that a 57-year-old resident of Kupiansk was injured as a result of morning shelling. Private houses and a stadium tribune were damaged.

At 1am on 1 April, an enemy Shahed UAV shelled Chuhuiv. There were no casualties.

The enemy did not conduct any offensive actions towards Kupiansk yesterday.

The day before, about 15 settlements in Kharkiv oblast suffered artillery and mortar attacks: Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka and others. Kozacha Lopan, Ohirtseve, Kharkiv, Borshchova, Vovchansk, Petropavlivka, Kotliarivka, Cherneshchyna, Pershotravneve were hit by airstrikes.

At 11:25pm, a monument to Soldiers of the Second World War, the facade of the institution’s building and a car were damaged as a result of shelling by KAB bombs in Borova village, Izium region. There were no casualties.

At 10:28pm, two buses, a truck and a car were on fire as a result of shelling by KABs in Kharkiv. The building of an educational institution was partially destroyed, the roof of a dormitory and a residential building damaged. There were no casualties.

The press service of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that according to preliminary data, russians hit Kharkiv with two new types of UMPB D-30 munitions. This type of shell was recorded after a strike on Shevchenkivskyi district on 27 March.

Aftermath of russian shelling of Kharkiv oblast. Photos from social media

At 10pm, the building of the institution was damaged as a result of the shelling in Kozacha Lopan, Kharkiv region. There were no casualties.

At 4:45pm, Vovchanski Khutory village was shelled by MRLs. A residential building was damaged. There were no casualties.

At 4:37pm, three houses were damaged in Vovchansk as a result of the shelling from MRLs. There were no casualties.

At 4:32pm, a rocket hit an abandoned farm building in Kostiantynivka village, Chuhuiv region.

At 4pm, the shelling damaged a residential building in Baranivka village, Bohodukhiv region. There were no casualties.

In Izium, a 33-year-old tractor driver. who sustained concussion as a result of hitting an explosive object. received medical assistance.

Combined teams of bomb experts cleared 6.72 hectares of territory and destroyed 226 explosive ordnance.

Power generation facilities have been significantly damaged. There is a shortage of electricity in both Kharkiv and the oblast. Relevant services are working to provide electricity to households, businesses and transport infrastructure, and to reduce the time of scheduled outages. The analysis of the damaged facilities continues, after which the damaged equipment will be repaired or replaced.

The RMA is working on solutions to ensure that residents of the oblast’s communities have heat in their homes from alternative energy sources next winter, if necessary.

Head of Kharkiv police Volodymyr Tymoshko reported that russian used 10 S-300 missiles, three Iskanders, four D-30 UMPBs, 15 KABs and other ammunition in Kharkiv oblast last week.

Mayor Ihor Terekhov said that underground schools will be built in all districts of Kharkiv.

The Office of the Prosecutor General said that  an indictment against three russian soldiers, who could have killed a farmer during the occupation of part of Kharkiv oblast, was sent to court in absentia. Investigators believe that on 3 May 2022, three russians arrived in a Nyva car in the occupied Makarove village. At one of the farms, they saw a 70-year-old security guard looking after cattle. The suspects started shooting at the animals, to which the man made a comment. Two days later, the suspects came to the village again and shot the farmer as he was leaving for work.

The yeVidnovlennia government programme continues to compensate people for new homes to replace those destroyed by the invaders. According to the decision of the commissions, already 212 applicants, who applied at 🇺🇦 and provided all the necessary documents, have received certificates of compensation for destroyed property. They have been exchanged for new homes – 165 apartments and 47 private houses. UAH 360m was allocated for this purpose, including UAH 354m from the state. As of today, 1,518 certificates worth UAH 2.2bn have been issued in 24 communities of the oblast.

Donetsk oblast

Serhii Boievskyi, Head of Druzhkivka City Military Administration, reported about the shelling at 1:01am, on 1 April, causing no casualties. The cultural centre was partially destroyed and administrative buildings damaged.

The press service of Donetsk police informed that the day before, the invaders attacked 7 settlements in Donetsk oblast and injured four people, including a child. A total of 1,666 hits were recorded per day. Konstiantynivka, Krasnohorivka cities, Velyka Novosilka, Zhelanne settlements, Mykhailivka, Novoselydivka and Stinky villages were under attack.

24 civilian objects were damaged, including 14 residential buildings, shops, outbuildings, garages and a transformer.

The invaders shelled Novoselydivka by artillery, injuring three people, including a child born in 2007. Two private houses were damaged.

A civilian was injured in Krasnohorivka as a result of shelling.

Aftermath of russian shelling of Mykhailivka. Photo from social media

The enemy launched an airstrike on Mykhailivka, using two UMPB-D30SM universal interspecies planning munitions. Five private houses, garages, outbuildings and a transformer were destroyed. There is no information about the casualties.

Aftermath of russian shelling of Mykhailivka. Photo from social media

Also russians shelled Velyka Novosilka by Grad multiple rocket launchers, damaging three houses and shops.

The White Angels crew took a pregnant woman from the frontline Krasnohorivka. The family was living in the basement of a house in the epicentre of enemy bombing. In the morning, the 20-year-old girl began to have contractions and needed emergency assistance. Under shelling, police evacuated the woman in labour to a hospital in Pokrovsk along a destroyed road.

A sanitary complex equipped with washing machines and showers was installed in de-occupied Bohorodychne. Currently, 27 residents live there. The village has been without electricity since May 2022, with generators being the only source of power.

Volodymyr Nazarenko, artillery officer of the Rubizh 4th Brigade of the National Guard, informed that towards Bakhmut, the russian military has an advantage in ammunition, specifically artillery, so they can bombard settlements with both KAB bombs and artillery.

According to analysts of the US Institute for the Study of War (ISW), the russian command may consider Avdiivka area to be its priority for further offensive. In a report dated 31 March, the institute draws attention to the information that it was in this area of the frontline, near Tonenke village, where the Armed Forces of Ukraine recently repelled the largest mechanised offensive since the autumn of 2023. They refer to data released by a Ukrainian serviceman: units of the russian 6th Tank Regiment (90th Tank Division) launched an assault near Tonenke village on 30 March involving 36 tanks and 12 armoured personnel carriers. ISW noted that the units of the russian 90th Tank Division “represent a significant unused operational reserve” and this is the first time they have been deployed towards Avdiivka. Analysts believe that this may indicate that the russian military command may decide to continue and intensify its efforts to advance west of Avdiivka and this front may become a priority area for the russian offensive in the summer.

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, the enemy did not attack towards Kupiansk yesterday but was quite active towards Lyman. The epicentres of the fighting are Bilohorivka and Terny, which are located south of Nevske. Also russians stormed Bilohorivka with the support of aviation. Ukrainian troops are holding their positions. The invaders attacked towards Nevske.

Yesterday kremlin enacted a decree that provides for the conscription of men aged 18 to 30. The compulsory measures will cover the occupied territories and will last until 15 July. The conditional quota is 150,000 people who are not in the reserve. However, each region already has an excessive quota. In the so-called “lpr”, the relevant measures unofficially began before the presidential elections were over.

The invaders have defined the criteria for the “nationalisation” of housing that has been without owners for a long time. First, an apartment or house may be taken away for security reasons. Also, the invaders will check housing whose ownership data is not included in the russian register. Another mandatory criteria is the absence of utility bills. Once such housing is found and information about it is published (possibly retroactively), the owners will have 30 days to appeal the decision.

The RMA added that on 1 April, in russia-occupied Starobilsk, a car explosion killed 74-year-old Valerii Chaika, “deputy head of the Centre for the Service of Educational Organisations”.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

KCMA reported that since the beginning of 2024, russia has launched more than 180 pieces of weapons on Kyiv. In particular, these are: 5 Zirkon hypersonic missiles; 11 Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles; 6 Iskander ballistic missiles; 3 Kh-69 cruise missiles; 113 Kh-101 cruise missiles; 1 Caliber cruise missile; 48 Shahed drones.

A number of ambassadors to Ukraine, together with President Volodymyr Zelenskyi, commemorated the victims of russian terror in 2022 in Bucha on 31 March.

After the deoccupation, 422 murdered civilians were found in Bucha, a total of 1,190 bodies were found in the region. As the head of the National Police, Andrii Nebytov, said, the number of those killed and tortured in Bucha is still not final, there are still missing persons, and the search for them continues. As of today, 514 residents of the oblast are considered missing. According to the facts of the war crimes of the russian federation, 23,000 criminal proceedings have been initiated by the police in Kyiv oblast.

Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn announced that on the occasion of the second anniversary of the liberation of Kyiv oblast from russian occupation, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi presented Irpin and Hostomel with the Hero City of Ukraine honorary awards. 

President Volodymyr Zelenskyi inspected the new rehabilitation centre in Borodianka and restored houses in Irpin, which were destroyed by the russians in March 2022. He spoke with the residents of two buildings that were restored at the expense of UNITED24 and will soon be put into operation.

Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of Kyiv RMA, announced that in total, 18 apartment buildings are being restored at the expense of UNITED24 in the oblast. They are located in Myla, Borodianka, Irpin, Hostomel and Buzova. More than 4,000 residents of the oblast will soon be able to return to their homes. According to him, as a result of the russian invasion of the oblast, more than 29,000 objects were destroyed and damaged, the main part of which is housing. More than 17,000 objects have already been restored.

Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavliuk, Commander of the Ground Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said that after the full-scale invasion, about 1,000km of fortifications were built around Kyiv. During this period, among other things, 3 defence rings of Kyiv were created and Chernobyl direction was strengthened.

On the second anniversary of the liberation, the Volia monument, made from the remains of russian ammunition, mines and rockets, was opened in Irpin. The initiator of the project, Mykhailo Oheruk, said that it all started when he found a shell fragment in his son’s bed. “These weapons, which will fall on the heads of our people, will still not be enough to break our will. It is man who breaks metal,” he said.

Opened Volia monument, made from the remains of russian ammunition, mines and missiles, in Irpin. Photo from social media

Zhytomyr oblast

A team of volunteers in Zhytomyr collected and handed over almost 150 FPV drones to military personnel. According to the volunteers, the project to collect FPV drones has the working name “Hunting Bees”. Parts for them are bought in China and finished equipment is assembled, programmed and checked in Zhytomyr.

Sumy oblast

Sumy RMA reported that on the night and morning of 1 April, the russians shelled the border areas of the oblast 3 times. A total of 17 artillery and mortar strikes were recorded on the territory of Khotyn and Esman communities.

During the past day, the russian military carried out 39 shellings of Sumy oblast – a total of 157 explosions from various types of weapons were recorded. 11 communities came under shelling: Khotyn, Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Nova Sloboda, Shalyhine, Esman, Hlukhiv, Seredyna-Buda and Svesa.

Border guards repelled an attack by an enemy sabotage and intelligence group in Sumy oblast. As reported by the State Border Service of Ukraine, the russian saboteurs were exposed by the border guards and immediately opened fire on them. A shooting battle ensued and the reserves of the SBGS, NGU, and AFU quickly came to the rescue. Specifically, artillery crews were involved.

The Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine reported that this week, a mobile medical team of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine started working in Sumy oblast, which will provide free primary medical care in remote settlements of the Krasnopillia community. Six such mobile brigades are already working in the communities of the oblast. For more than a year and a half of their work, they provided more than 23,000 consultations.

Chernihiv oblast

During the past day, russian troops carried out 12 attacks on the border of Chernihiv oblast. As reported by the State Security Service, a total of 62 strikes from mortars, barrel artillery and FPV drones were recorded. The communities of Novhorod-Siverskyi, Semenivka and Snovsk were under enemy shelling.

Viacheslav Chaus, Head of Chernihiv RMA, announced that over the past week, the enemy shelled 28 settlements in the oblast for 79 times. During this period, 455 explosions were recorded, including 14 airstrikes by the enemy using FPV attack drones.

A russian agent was detained in Chernihiv, who was preparing a missile attack on Ukrzaliznytsia facilities in the north of Ukraine. During the search of the detainee’s home, a mobile phone and a tablet were seized, which he used to communicate with the aggressor via messenger. The perpetrator is in custody. He faces life imprisonment.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

In the evening the occupiers shelled Chervonohryhorivka community of Nikopol region by artillery and in the morning they launched 2 kamikaze drones at Nikopol itself.

There were no casualties or damage.

During the day the enemy attacked Nikopol region a dozen times launching kamikaze drones at the region and firing from artillery. Nikopol and Myrove were hit. A private house and a garage were damaged. 

Vinnytsia oblast

In a field a tractor driver found the wreckage of a russian UAV. It happened during spring field work in a meadow near one of Khmilnyk region’s villages .

Kirovohrad oblast

Soldiers Yevhen Honcharenko from Novomyrhorod community and Anatolii Fedeniuk from Novoukrainka region were killed in action.

Senior soldier Yevhen Honcharenko, born in 1990, was killed in Zaporizhzhia oblast.

Anatolii Fedeniuk was killed during a combat mission.

Poltava oblast

The families of 4 fallen soldiers from Karlivka community received their Orders for Courage. According to the Decree of the President of Ukraine, soldiers Serhii Marynych, Roman Nikritin, Hennadii Reva and Denys Plakushchyi were awarded For Courage Order of the III degree.

Cherkasy oblast

Anatolii Bondarenko, City Mayor reported that Cherkasy oblast sent 6 off-road vehicles for the soldiers of the 118th Separate Brigade of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Yesterday the enemy shelled 418 times 9 populated areas of Zaporizhzhia oblast. The russians launched 4 airstrikes on Huliaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka and Robotyne. 95 UAVs attacked Zaporizhzhia, Huliaipole, Levadne, Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Novoandriivka and Novoiakovlivka. 15 MLRS strikes targeted Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne and Malynivka. 304 artillery strikes hit the territory of Huliaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Novoandriivka, Malynivka, and Levadne. There were 8 reports of residential buildings and infrastructure objects being destroyed. A 54-year-old man was injured as a result of russian shelling Polohy region.

A bridge in the frontline town of Huliaipole was destroyed as a result of a russian military-guided aerial bomb strike. Serhii Yarmak, Head of Huliaipole community, noted that the strike occurred yesterday, 31 March.

On 31 March, four fires broke out in Orikhiv and Huliaipole due to russian shelling. According to rescuers, two utility buildings and two residential buildings caught fire.

Rescuers extinguishing the fire. Photo: State Emergency Service of Zaporizhzhia oblast

The General Staff reported in daily digest that russian occupiers launched 2 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian forces towards Staramaiorsk in Donetsk oblast and Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Special Operation Forces destroyed the enemy’s electronic warfare complex Zhitel towards Zaporizhzhia. During reconnaissance operations, operators of the 3rd separate regiment of SSO discovered the R-330Zh Zhitel electronic warfare system and artillery units of the Defence Forces opened fire. As a result of coordinated actions, the Zhitel EW complex was destroyed.

Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration informed that starting today, 24 more schools in Zaporizhzhia have switched to a mixed form of learning. 

Residents of Zaporizhzhia can join the all-Ukrainian campaign “Put the russian book in the corner”. The initiative was created by the Vivat, Kharkiv publishing house together with the Hurkit volunteer organisation. The main goal is to collect paper waste and russian books for recycling, and to use the funds received to buy a car for the military. Residents of more than 10 cities in Ukraine have joined the campaign, which will run until 7 April. As of today, over a thousand books have already been collected in the city. 

Mykolaiv oblast

Vitalii Kim, Head of Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, reported that yesterday, on 31 March, russian forces struck the territory of Mykolaiv oblast three times. At 10:35am, a fire broke out in dry grass as a result of the impact of an enemy Lancet UAV in Koblevo community. Firefighters promptly extinguished the fire. Also, the russians shelled the waters of Ochakiv community at 3:41pm and 6:21 pm. There were no casualties reported.

Local police said that an enemy anti-tank grenade was found on tree branches in Mykolaiv oblast. The ammunition was stuck on a branch in the forest belt. Pyritechnicians discovered that the enemy grenade for the RPG-22 was left by the occupiers at the beginning of the full-scale invasion. The explosive ordnance disposal experts removed and neutralised it using a controlled explosion method.

Odesa oblast

The Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that today, on 1 April, the anti-aircraft missile troops of Odesa Brigade destroyed a Forpost, russian strike and reconnaissance UAV in the Black Sea waters.

Nataliia Humeniuk, Spokeswoman of the “South” Operational Command, said that russian occupiers continue to bombard Zmiinyi Island. The enemy attempts to exert pressure through aviation, demonstrating their dominance at least in the air, as they cannot control the north-western part of the Black Sea with ship and boat forces. 

The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine said that Odesa rescuers received 4 high-mobility fire tankers from the charitable foundation of Howard Buffett. This equipment is necessary for a quick and effective response to fires and emergencies. 

Another branch of the RECOVERY innovative rehabilitation centre has opened in Odesa. The centre has been providing free assistance to wounded soldiers since April 2023. Now, more than 1500 defenders of Ukraine will be able to recover here annually.

Kherson oblast

Yesterday the enemy shelled Beryslav, Karierne, Borozenske, Novovorontsovka, Chervonyi Maiak, Kachkarivka, Zolota Balka, Havrylivka, Bilozerka, Dariivka, Kizomys, Sofiivka, Inzhenerne, Prydniprovske, Antonivka and the city of Kherson. Additionally, the enemy conducted missile strikes on Beryslav region. As a result of russian attacks, 2 high-rise buildings and 15 private houses were damaged, along with a critical infrastructure object, gas pipelines, a cellular tower, an agricultural enterprise pumping station, an industrial enterprise territory, an economic structure, as well as a garage and cars. One person was killed and two others injured due to russian aggression. Police opened 4 criminal cases because of enemy shelling of the de-occupied territory of Kherson oblast.

A local was injured as a result of the russian shelling in Bilozirka. A 26-year-old man was injured during shelling of the settlement on 31 March, around 11:30am. Today, he sought medical attention where he was diagnosed with explosive trauma and a concussion. The victim was hospitalized.

A 61-year-old man tripped over an explosive device while cultivating the field near the village of Olhyne. Doctors diagnosed him with an acute stress reaction.

Daily counter-battery combat and repulsion of enemy assaults continue in the operational zone of the Southern Defense Forces.There were 2 unsuccessful enemy assaults. After suffering losses, the enemy withdrew to their original positions. Defense forces continue to take comprehensive measures to maintain and strengthen positions. The occupiers continue aerial reconnaissance, press with artillery shelling, carry out airstrikes, and use a large number of various types of attack drones.

The Southern Defense Forces continue to inflict fire damage on enemy deployment areas, firing positions, and rear areas. Yesterday, the enemy lost 156 occupiers and 42 pieces of equipment and military vehicles, including 11 cannons, 1 stationary anti-tank grenade launcher, 26 units of armored vehicles, and 2 reconnaissance UAVs. 2 UAV control points were destroyed.

50 families in Kherson oblast received over UAH 5.5m under the yeVidnovlennia program last week. In addition, 62 housing certificates were formed for families whose homes were completely destroyed by russian forces. Their total amount is over UAH 60m.

In March 2024, despite constant russian shelling, 22 babies were born in Kherson. 11 girls and 11 boys were born in the regional center.

Juvenile prevention workers, together with representatives of the foreign organization Project ESPWA, delivered humanitarian aid to residents of Chornobaivka community. Many families with children from the left bank area, who were forced to leave their homes due to russian occupation, now reside in the community’s settlements. Thanks to consolidated efforts, children received clothing and footwear, stationery, sweets, toys, hygiene kits and medications. Pet food for dogs and cats were distributed.

Juvenile police workers delivered humanitarian aid to children of Chornobaivka community. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast.

Novovorontsovka community received 4500 liters of diesel fuel for generators as part of the “Strengthening Community Trust” (UCBI) program, implemented with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The operation of generators, which provide water supply to Novovorontsovka, depends on the fuel supply in the community.

Volunteers from the  Proliska Kherson humanitarian center provided emergency repair materials to 52 residents of Kherson whose homes were damaged. Additionally, the benefactors made emergency visits directly to the shelling sites, providing necessary assistance to 20 residents whose houses were damaged.

Farmers from Bilozerka community received 258 bags of sunflower seeds, allowing them to sow up to 600 hectares of land. Ten farming households in the community received planting material.

The social project to equip, Safety Island for Youth, in Dariivka community has been completed. Thanks to the joint efforts of the local authorities and community members, another shelter has been renovated. The shelter is equipped with sports equipment and a tennis table.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

From 12 March to 1 April 2024, 58 IDPs arrived in the oblast in search of shelter. In total, Volyn received 79,313 IDPs. The largest population lives in Lutsk region – 32,448 people. 46,091 people have the status of IDPs. These are 33,282 families, including 12,723 children. Among IDPs: 2,171 people with disabilities; 6,759 pensioners; 90 large families and 16 single parent families.

Zakarpattia oblast

In Zakarpattia, veterans can undergo dental prosthesis free of charge. Within the limits of the relevant regional program, this service is available in dental institutions of all forms of ownership. This year, the regional budget provided UAH 1.5m for dental prosthetics for veterans and people with disabilities as a result of the war.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Tlumach City Council reported that Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, awarded Ivan Hudiak, fallen soldier from the village of Hrynivtsi, with the III degree For Courage Order.

Lviv oblast

The RMA reported that another man’s body was found under the rubble of the administrative building of a critical infrastructure facility in Lviv oblast, which was attacked by cruise missiles yesterday morning.

The team of Lviv Defense Cluster went on a humanitarian mission to hand over body armour for emergency services and antifragile vests for medics. In total, within the scope of the mission, 326 antifragile vests for medics and 200 4th class body armour for rescuers will be handed over.

In Lviv, children have returned to the Kazka kindergarten, which was brutally destroyed after the russian attack. In August last year, the enemy destroyed almost all the buildings here. Windows and doors in the kindergarten were broken, and the roof was destroyed. Over UAH 12m were allocated from the city budget for the restoration and repair of the building. Also, the Global Empowerment Mission Ukraine CF replaced 57 windows and over 20 doors here. Now they are still arranging the yard here, but the children have already returned. As before, 6 groups for preschoolers (140 children) will work here.

Delegations from South Africa, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, Cote d’Ivoire, India, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey and the US saw and heard stories of patients treated at the UNBROKEN National Rehabilitation Center in Lviv. The largest conference in the world, dedicated to ecology and urgent problems of the planet, ChangeNOW, lasted for three days in Paris. Oleksandr Kobzarev, Executive Director of the UNBROKEN CF, spoke to the world audience with the Orienting in Times of Large-Scale Crisis topic.

Rivne oblast

Rivne oblast met the second evacuation train from Donetsk oblast. This time, five communities of Dubensk region are hosting people. In total, 37 IDPs were sheltered, including 13 children, as well as people with disabilities and single elderly people.

In Rivne oblast, alarms sounded more often in March than in February. Oleksandr Koval, Head of Rivne RMA, provided the statistics. In March, sirens sounded 20 times, while in February – 12. Alarms sounded twice during the day on 6, 14, 24 and 28 March. The maximum number of days without alarms is 8 days, the “mode of silence” lasted from 26 February to 6 March.

Ternopil oblast

8 children of defenders of Ternopil went on vacation to the island of Grenada in the Caribbean Sea. The trip is at the invitation of representatives of the city of St. Georges. The organisation and financing of transport costs to the Warsaw airport was carried out by Ternopil City Council.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

In the first quarter of 2024, almost 3,300 residents of Khmelnytskyi community received financial assistance in the amount of over UAH 24m. Key categories are families and members of fallen Heroes (10 families for UAH 430,000), military personnel in need of rehabilitation (162 military personnel for over UAH 1.7m), all active and demobilised military personnel (477 people for UAH 2.6m). 5 families received financial aid to eliminate the consequences of terrorist attacks.

Chernivtsi oblast

Bukovyntsy continued the construction of fortifications in the east. Currently, 80 people from Chernivtsi oblast work at designated facilities. These are construction company employees and community residents who volunteered to help in an extremely important mission. 25 units of equipment are involved. All works are carried out in cooperation with the military and in coordination with the Ministry of Defense.

International support of Ukraine in the russian-Ukrainian war (russia’s invasion of Ukraine)

Japan granted Ukraine $118m within the framework of World Bank projects. The involved grant funding from the Japanese government consists of $70m within the framework of the World Bank HEAL Ukraine project aimed at supporting the state budget, as a reimbursement of expenses incurred under the medical guarantee program, and $48.2m within the framework of the World Bank project Renovation of Housing for the Restoration of People’s Rights and Opportunities (HOPE)

The Government of Sweden reported that the country allocated $3.7m for humanitarian aid to Ukraine through the United Nations Food Programme. Earlier, Sweden allocated $131.4m to Ukraine, which, among other things, was aimed at supporting the country’s population in winter.

Mike Johnson, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, said that he plans to introduce a bill on additional assistance to Ukraine, which will include some important innovations. Johnson cited as an example the possibility of providing assistance to Ukraine in the form of a loan, and also mentioned the law on REPO (the law on the confiscation of frozen assets of the russian federation). It gives the president the right to seize russian sovereign assets frozen in the US and transfer them to Ukraine for use against russia. The new vote will take place no earlier than 9 April after the end of the Easter vacation.

The Pope in his Easter message, he called on russia and Ukraine to exchange prisoners according to the “all for all” formula. The Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War reported that Ukrainian officials have repeatedly declared their readiness to exchange prisoners on the principle of “all for all”, but the aggressor country does not want to return its people.

Delegations from South Africa, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, Cote d’Ivoire, India, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey and the US saw and heard stories of patients treated at the UNBROKEN National Rehabilitation Center in Lviv. The largest conference in the world, dedicated to ecology and urgent problems of the planet, ChangeNOW, lasted for three days in Paris. Oleksandr Kobzarev, Executive Director of the UNBROKEN CF, spoke to the world audience with the Orienting in Times of Large-Scale Crisis topic.

Farmers from 14 oblasts of Ukraine received 50 tonnes of fish feed from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO in coordination with the General Commission for Fisheries in the Mediterranean, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the State Agency for Land Reclamation and Fisheries of Ukraine and with the financial support of the European Union ensured the distribution of fish feed to support Ukrainian salmon producers.

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Tamara Moshkovska, Sofia Ratynska, Ioanna Kryvenko, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Аnna Efremova, Albahachiieva Helena

Translated by Tetyana Pidgorna, Yana Hushchyna, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Viktoriia Pushyna, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova

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