War in Ukraine today: latest news, 5 April, 2024 (photo)

It has been the 772nd 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:   

On April 5, there were 72 tactical clashes.

The enemy launched a total of 10 missile and 67 air strikes, 97 MLRS attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential apartment blocks and private houses and other civilian infrastructure got destroyed or damaged.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, there were no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group were noticed.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the russian army 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. They launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Svesa (Sumy oblast) and Kruhle (Kharkiv oblast). Around 20 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Mykhalchyna Sloboda (Chernihiv oblast), Stara Huta, Rozhkovychi, Khodyne, and Hrabovske (Sumy oblast).

Towards Kupiansk, there were no enemy offensive operations reported. The russian military launched an airstrike in the vicinity of Berestove (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15 settlements, including Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, and Kotliarivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Lyman, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 2 assaults in the vicinity of Terny (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevske (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Yampolivka, and Torske (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Bakhmut, the Ukrainian defenders repelled more than 10 attacks in the vicinities of Andriivka, Zelenopillia, Klishchiivka, Ivanivske (Donetsk oblast), where the adversary attempted to improve its tactical position. The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Chasiv Yar, Zalizne, Niu-York (Donetsk oblast). More than 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Kalynivka and Chasiv Yar (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Avdiivka, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 18 attacks in the vicinities of Berdychi, Umanske, Yasnobrodivka and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy, using air attacks, made attempts to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Novokalynove, Semenivka, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Novopavlivka, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to block the enemy near Heorhiivka, Kostiantynivka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where the invaders, using air attacks, made 10 attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka, Urozhaine, Vodyane, Vuhledar and Katerynivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Heorhiivka, Paraskoviivka, and Kostiantynivka (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Orikhiv, the enemy, with air support, executed 1 unsuccessful attack on positions of Ukrainian defenders in the vicinity of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast). Air strikes were reported near Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20 settlements, including Poltavka, Malynivka, Chervone, Bilohiria, and Shcherbaky (Zaporizhzhia oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Kherson, the enemy does not abandon its intention to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnipro River. The invaders launched 14 unsuccessful attacks on positions of the Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of Krynky (Kherson oblast). The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinity of Zmiivka (Kherson oblast). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Zolota Balka, Tokarivka, Inzhenerne, and Tiahynka (Kherson oblast) as well as the city of Kherson.

The Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 9 buildups of troops and 1 anti-aircraft missile system of the occupiers.

The Ukrainian Rocket Forces hit 1x command post, 2x air defense systems, 1x artillery system, 1x UAVs control station, 2x concentrations of weapons and military equipment of the russian invaders.

According to the State Emergency Service, approximately 26% of the total area of Ukraine is potentially dangerous due to possible mining as a result of russian terror. This is about 156,000 km2, which is equal to the area of some other states in the world. 

The WHO reports that russia performed more than 1.6K attacks on Ukrainian medical facilities. Since the beginning of 2024, WHO has already confirmed 68 attacks, 12 of which russia directed at emergency medical services.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the Ukrainian military repelled 60 russian attacks on the frontlines of Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts on 4 April. The russian army attacked towards Bakhmut, Novopavlivka and Orikhiv with the support of aviation. Ukrainian troops repelled 30 attacks towards Bakhmut and 2 towards Avdiivka.

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, reported that during the day, russians struck Kharkiv and a settlement in Kharkiv region. According to preliminary information, Kharkiv was attacked by KAB bombs.

At 4:19am, two private houses were damaged as a result of hostile shelling from multiple rocket launchers in Borova, Izium region. There were no casualties.

On 5 April, utility workers are removing construction debris and cutting up OSB boards to replace windows in the yard of a 14-storey building in Novobavarskyi district, which was hit by a Shahed more than a day ago. Charity workers are distributing lunches to the residents. There is no electricity in the building.

About 15 settlements in Kharkiv oblast suffered enemy artillery and mortar attacks: Synkivka, Stepna Novoselivka, Kotliarivka and others. The settlement of Ohirtseve was subjected to air strikes.

At 10pm, the enemy shelled near the civilian service station in Kharkiv. The shell hit the ground. 4 cars and the windows of a 5-storey building were damaged. There were no casualties.

At 10:01pm, a residential building and an outbuilding were burning Kucherivka village, Kupiansk region, as a result of hostilities. There were no casualties.

At 5:06, a two-storey house and an educational institution were damaged as a result of shelling by the enemy in Hlyboke, Kharkiv region. There were no casualties.

At 4:05pm, Kolisnykivka village, Kupiansk region, was hit by a shell. There were no casualties.

At 2:52pm, outbuildings, a house and two cars were burning in Kindrashivka village, Kupiansk region as a result of the hostile attack. There were no casualties.

At 12:45pm, a 36-year-old employee of an agricultural enterprise was killed as a result of hostile shelling of land between Berezivka and Korotych villages. Also, 55 and 21-year-old men were injured and hospitalised. 3 agricultural machines were damaged.

At 10am, two private houses were damaged in Cherneshchyna village, Izium region, as a result of shelling by MRLs. There were no casualties.

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

Combined teams of bomb experts cleared 209.2 hectares of mines and destroyed 451 explosive ordnance.

As a result of hostile shelling of the energy infrastructure, 500,000 customers in Kharkiv and the surrounding areas were cut off from electricity supply during the day. Overall, the situation is difficult for 17 settlements in the oblast. Critical infrastructure is fully powered. Hospitals are able to operate autonomously. Private businesses and household consumers receive electricity on an hourly basis. The damaged power generating facilities continue to be cleared from the rubble and the technical condition of the equipment analysed. After that, the timeframe for restoring the power units will be determined.

Donetsk oblast

Yurii Fedorenko, Commander of the Achilles battalion of strike aircraft, reported that in the morning, russian troops started attacking towards Andriivka and continue to storm Ivanivske and Chasiv Yar towards Bakhmut.

The press service of Donetsk police informed that at about 3:15am, russia launched two missiles at Pokrovsk, preliminary, S-300 missiles. A 14-year-old boy, two men aged 21 and 70, two women aged 46 and 65 were injured. At least 10 private houses, two administrative buildings, and 6 trade pavilions were damaged. All police services were working at the sites of the shelling: investigation teams, explosive experts and paramedics.  

Destruction in Pokrovsk as a result of russian shelling. Photo: National Police

Yesterday the enemy launched 1722 attacks in the oblast.  10 settlements were under attack: Kostiantynivka, Lyman cities, Hostre, Niu-York, Ocheretyne settlements, Halytsynivka, Mykolaivka, Novobakhmutivka, Novooleksandrivka and Predtechyne villages. 62 civilian objects were damaged, including 51 residential buildings, schools, cultural institutions, administrative buildings and critical infrastructure.

The invaders attacked Niu-York by two KAB-250 bombs and artillery, killing two people and injuring two others.  35 houses, an educational institution and a business were damaged.

Destruction as a result of russian shelling. Photo: National Police

An artillery shelling injured a civilian and damaged 4 private houses in Mykolaivka. Another person was injured in Novooleksandrivka.

Also russian troops shelled Novobakhmutivka by multiple rocket launchers, damaging 8 private houses.

Destruction in Pokrovsk as a result of russian shelling. Photo: National Police

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, yesterday the enemy attacked near Verkhnokamianske and Bilohorivka. The latter suffered an air strike. Nevske was under a russian artillery attack and to the south of Nevske, near Terny, the invaders are also trying to push through the Ukrainian defences.

In the de-occupied Novoliubivka, another war crime was documented against two households destroyed this year.

Due to the intensification of mobilisation measures in Luhansk, public transport drivers are refusing to go to work. Out of 240 buses that are supposed to run as planned, only half as many are operating in the city and suburbs. In order to reduce the level of citizens’ dissatisfaction with the lack of buses, it was decided to cut back on the transportation of benefit recipients.

In accordance with russia’s propaganda programme, an event dedicated to terrorism was held for kindergarten children in Rubizhne.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

According to Kyiv RMA, in Bila Tserkva district, the State Emergency Service is eliminating explosive devices. Residents were urged to remain calm.

According to Kyiv Region Infrastructure Restoration and Development Service, a new apartment building has been constructed in the village of Piskivka, Bucha region, to replace the housing destroyed at the beginning of the full-scale invasion. The residential building at Pryvokzalna Street was damaged by a russian air strike in March 2022, when the russians dropped bombs on residential areas of the village. The extent of the damage made it impossible to repair the building, so the ruins were dismantled and concrete foundations are being laid for a new building on the site.

According to Kyiv City State Administration, servicemen who lost limbs in the war can receive partial compensation for a car they purchased. The compensation is provided for by the Support for Kyiv Residents – Defenders of Ukraine city target programme.

According to Kyiv City State Administration, the third lobby of the Khreshchatyk metro station, which faces Architect Horodetskyi Street, reopened on Thursday. It has not worked since the beginning of the full-scale war. The lobby will be open for passenger transportation from 05:40 to 22:35, and in the shelter mode, during the air alert, it will work around the clock.

On 4 April, on the occasion of the International Mine Awareness Day, safety training sessions were held for subway passengers in the lobby of Teatralna metro station. The training was conducted by professional rescuers and psychologists from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

Kyiv Customs has donated electrical equipment for buildings stored in one of its warehouses to the military of one of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The transfer included 10,000 pieces of electrical equipment that the military will use to equip the premises of buildings owned by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The shipped goods were stored at Kyiv Customs warehouse and legally became the property of the state.

Zhytomyr oblast

Vitalii Bunechko, Head of Zhytomyr RMA, says that in the oblast, modern radiation protection shelters are being built for two lyceums in Ovruch and Slovechne at the expense of the educational subvention. The available shelter in Ovruch Lyceum was overhauled, modernised and equipped. In Slovechne, a radiation shelter was built and equipped from scratch. Both shelters have unimpeded inclusive access and the necessary facilities for people with disabilities.

Another Mitsubishi SUV was handed over to a military unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for combat missions. The car was purchased thanks to the cooperation of Zhytomyr Regional Insurance Company with volunteers from the Ukrainian Rescue Service NGO.

According to Zhytomyr RMA, the Basic Training on Psychological Resilience for young people was held in Zhytomyr. The training participants discussed a number of important topics, specifically psychological resilience and the analysis of common myths around this concept, stress and stress reactions, the impact of trauma on a person’s life and methods to regulate the emotional state.

Sumy oblast

At night and in the morning of 5 April, russians fired three times at the settlements of Krasnopillia community. There were eight mortar attacks and one artillery attack.

Sumy RMA reported that russian troops fired 15 times at the border areas of Sumy oblast. There were 83 explosions. Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Putyvl, Esman, Seredyna-Buda communities were shelled.

On 4 April, the enemy carried out 10 air strikes on Bilopillia community with unguided aerial missiles. In addition, they carried out 2 strikes with an FPV drone and dropped 3 strikes from a UAV.

According to Sumy Oblast State Emergency Service, over the past day, pyrotechnics destroyed an artillery shell, an anti-tank mine, a shot from a hand grenade launcher and two high-explosive aircraft bombs FAB-250 and FAB-500. The explosive items were found on the territory of Shostka, Sumy, Okhtyrka and Konotop regions.

Explosives found in Sumy oblast after russian shelling. Photo: State Emergency Service of Sumy oblast

Ukrenergo reported that blackout schedules have been introduced in Sumy and five other oblasts. The restrictions were caused by recent massive russian attacks on Ukrainian power plants. Power will be cut off from 18:20 to 22:00.

A youth space based on the Druzhba stadium was opened in Hlukhiv. With the help of international organisations, a training ground, entertainment facilities for children and a coworking space for older youth were set up. The new space is free and open to all community residents on a daily basis. 

Chernihiv oblast

According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, russian troops fired 6 times at the border of Chernihiv oblast over the past day. Semenivska, Snovsk, Novhorod-Siverskyi communities were under enemy fire. There were 21 attacks with mortars, cannon artillery and an explosive device dropped from a UAV.

A mobile pharmacy was launched in Mykhaylo-Kotsiubynske community in Pakul, Mniv, Levkovychi and Zaitsi of Chernihiv Oblast. The mobile pharmacy will operate in places where there are no stationary pharmacies or pharmacy outlets. People can purchase the full range of medicines, including prescription medicines and those under the Affordable Medicines programme.

Viacheslav Chaus, head of the RMA, reported that The Steel Front Foundation, together with FUIB Bank, handed over 10 off-road vehicles to the defenders of Chernihiv oblast. 

Chernihiv volunteers held a charity raffle of a Schumacher hat to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces. They raised more than $40,000 to buy equipment for the 2nd International Legion. To organise the event, volunteer Oleksandr Petrenko, master of sports in motorsport and deputy chairman of the karting committee of the Automobile Federation of Ukraine, met Schumacher’s representatives in Germany in person.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, reported that 2 enemy Shaheds over Dnipro region were destroyed. They were shot down in Pavlohrad and Nikopol regions.

Also at night the enemy attacked Nikopol region with artillery, hitting one of Marhanets community’s settlements.

During the day, the russians attacked Nikopol region more than a dozen times launching 8 kamikaze drones and 2 and a half dozen artillery shells. Nikopol, Myrove and Marhanets communities were hit.  A 71-year-old man was wounded in the region’s center. A communal facility, 5 private houses, an outbuilding and 2 power lines were damaged. Also a tractor was blown up in a field in Kryvyi Rih region. 

In Dnipropetrovsk oblast, 1800 families have received funds for housing damaged by russian attacks under the eVidnovlenia (eRestoration) program.

Vinnytsia oblast

According to Vinnytsia City Council, in the city defenders’ and IDPs’ children were taught the psychology of success and leadership skills.

In Vinnytsia, cogeneration equipment is being installed to help provide heat and hot water to the city’s areas in case of a blackout. The units run on gas and generate additional heat and electricity on their own. 

The Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Vinnytsia oblast announced that a minibus and 2 cars were sent to Vinnytsia rescuers from Latvia.

Kirovohrad oblast

In Adzhamka village, Kropyvnytskyi region, Kirovohrad oblast, residents met the National Guard’s member Yehor Volodin, who was released from russian captivity after being there for almost 2 years.

Poltava oblast

Reshetylivka volunteer community “Berehynia” sent art materials, toys, plasticine and other things to children from the frontline regions. 

Cherkasy oblast

Irena Blazheviche, founder of the Domus Solis NGO, reported that a Lithuanian psychological rehabilitation program for Ukrainians was presented in Cherkasy. As part of the Re:silientica psychosocial rehabilitation program for Ukrainians, specialists conduct psychological support classes for war victims.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

On 5 April, there were three explosions in Zaporizhzhia during the air raid alert. According to preliminary data, six people were injured. Three multi-story buildings, one private house, a dormitory, and a trading facility were damaged.

On 4 April, the enemy launched 401 strikes on 10 settlements in Zaporizhzhia oblast. The russian military conducted 1 missile and 2 aerial strikes on Shyroke and Robotyne. 96 UAVs attacked Vilniansk, Biliavka, Huliaipole, Levadne, Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, and Novoandriivka. There were 16 MLRS strikes on Mala Tokmachka and Robotyne. 286 artillery strikes targeted the territory of Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Robotyne, Levadne, and Malynivka. There were 19 reports of residential buildings and infrastructure being destroyed. One person was injured due to enemy artillery shelling in the city of Orikhiv.

The State Emergency Service of Zaporizhzhia oblast reported that on 4 April, a private residential building collapsed in Orikhiv as a result of enemy shelling. Three civilians — a man and two women — were trapped inside the building. Rescuers, together with police officers, dismantled the entrance to the building and freed the trapped individuals. 

The General Staff reported that on 4 April, russian occupiers, supported by aviation, made four unsuccessful attempts to attack the positions of Ukrainian forces towards Staramaiorske in Donetsk oblast and northwest of Verbove in Zaporizhzhia oblast. 

More than one and a half thousand children in Zaporizhzhia are now attending offline classes in 24 schools that have switched to a mixed format of education. The regional authorities plan to provide the opportunity for 40 thousand students living in Zaporizhzhia to study offline by 1 September. All schools that have switched to a mixed format of education have shelters.

A delegation from Lithuania, led by Deputy Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Paulius Saudargas, visited Zaporizhzhia. The joint initiative of the European Commission and the Republic of Lithuania aims to create safe conditions in schools in Zaporizhzhia. Lithuanian partners are considering options for cooperation in arranging underground shelters in educational institutions in Zaporizhzhia and providing utility equipment for the region.

Mykolaiv oblast

Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration reported that on 5 April, at 3:31, the enemy shelled the waters of Ochakiv community. There were no casualties. russian occupiers also shelled the waters yesterday at 11:59 and 17:15.

Ksenia Didyk, the regional coordinator of the project for Mykolaiv Regional Organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine, says that the Red Cross Society is implementing a project in Mykolaiv oblast to support vulnerable populations. Residents can receive assistance with employment, free occupational training, and receive a micro-grant of up to 100,000 hryvnias for their own business. Training and assistance in job search will be provided free of charge. 

Representatives of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) arrived in Mykolaiv. The delegation was led by Munir Mamedzade, Head of the UNICEF Representation in Ukraine, and Audrey Lecomte, Head of Odesa Office. The foreign guests met with  Oleksandr Sienkevych, Mayor of Mykolaiv, and Arsen Gasparian, Head of the Youth Policy Department of the City Council. The preparations are underway for launching a youth center in Mykolaiv – a space where young people can gather, develop, learn something new, and generate ideas to improve their lives in the city. The implementation of this project became possible through the cooperation of the city authorities, the Needed Here NGO, and the financial support of UNICEF. The readiness of the facility, as well as other humanitarian issues and challenges the city is facing during the war, were the purpose of the visit.

Odesa oblast

The South Operational Command reports that during the attack on the night of 5 April, russian forces attempted to strike energy facilities in Odesa oblast, but all four drones were shot down by air defense forces. Some equipment at a high-voltage substation was damaged, however there were no power outages. The occupier’s army attacked Ukraine from the southern direction, launching drones from the temporarily occupied Crimea in two waves: the first was towards Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts, and the second one across the Black Sea towards Odesa oblast. 

The vessel T Mare entered the port of Chornomorsk. It became the first container carrier since the start of the full-scale invasion. It operates under the Panamanian flag as a feeder vessel that conducts charter flights between Romania and the ports of Odesa. After visiting Chornomorsk port, it departed for Constanta port in Romania. Container shipments were previously limited through the Danube ports of Odesa oblast, but there is now hope for their full restoration.

Currently, there are 16 vessels in the port of Odesa, 23 in Chornomorsk, and 11 in Pivdennyi. There are 3 chemical tankers among all the vessels. Moreover, movement near the ports continues, as 5 vessels have departed, and 3 are inbound.

Kherson oblast

On 5 April, russian forces attacked Beryslav with a drone. Three people were injured as a result of the explosive dropping. Medics diagnosed the victims with explosive injuries and shrapnel wounds to the limbs.

A resident was hit by enemy shelling in the village of Dudchany. A 47-year-old man was on the street at the moment of the enemy attack. The victim was diagnosed with explosive and cranial-cerebral trauma, as well as spinal shrapnel wounds.

Yesterday, russian forces shelled settlements in Beryslav and Kherson regions with all available weapons. Residential infrastructure objects, a gas transportation system enterprise, and a garage were damaged.

The dome and roof of a church were damaged as a result of enemy artillery shelling on Zolota Balka on 3 April. On the same day, the enemy shelled Poniativka with multiple rocket launchers. After this attack, ten people aged 37 to 72 were poisoned by combustion products. The next day, they sought medical attention complaining of nausea, vision problems, and breathing difficulties. Also, three houses were damaged there.

The enemy shelled residential quarters of the regional center from the left bank of the Dnipro River. Explosions were heard in all city districts. Fragments from shells damaged apartments in high-rise buildings in Korabelnyi district, a garage of the cooperative in Central district, and property of a gas transportation system enterprise in Dniprovskyi district.

Counter-battery combat and repulsion of enemy assaults continue in the operational zone of the Southern Defense Forces. The enemy made five assaults towards the left-bank footholds in Kherson oblast trying to dislodge our units from occupied positions. After suffering losses, they withdrew to their original positions. On 4 April, the russians increased the activity of reconnaissance drones – 236 flights were recorded.

According to the South Operational Command, the enemy lost 108 occupiers, 2 tanks, 1 Hrad multiple rocket launcher system, 1 Strela-10 anti-aircraft missile system, 17 cannons, 4 mortars, 28 units of armoured vehicles, 3 radio electronic warfare stations, 2 Mavik UAVs, and 1 Murm-M video surveillance complex. Three field supply buildups were destroyed.

Five more children were successfully returned from the temporarily occupied part of Kherson oblast to the territory controlled by Ukraine. According to Oleksandr Proskudin, Head of Kherson RMA, a 16-year-old orphan girl was returned, as well as an 18-year-old boy and girl deprived of parental care. Additionally, another family – a mother, her 15-year-old daughter, and 5-year-old son – left with them. Save Ukraine, guardianship authorities, and child protection services were engaged in returning these individuals. Currently, they are in a safe place, being attended by doctors and psychologists.

UNICEF provided another batch of aid to schools operating in Kherson oblast. Educational institutions received 7100 laptops for children’s education. Previously, more than 3200 devices were transferred to schools in 20 communities of the region. In total, UNICEF provided 10,300 laptops for education in Kherson oblast.

More than 100 residents of Kherson region, whose homes were damaged by russian shelling, received humanitarian aid. The humanitarian center Proliska Kherson team made an emergency trip to Bilozirka and Komyshany and provided materials for quick housing repairs from the UNHCR Ukraine – the UN Refugee Agency in Ukraine.

In March, the International Organization for Migration provided two portable ultrasound machines to regional healthcare institutions. 24 medical institutions in the region have received medical equipment worth over UAH 16.3 m since the beginning of the full-scale war. Currently, IOM is assisting in restoring an outpatient clinic in Kyselivka. Repair works are underway.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

During another trip to Zaporizhzhia, representatives of Lutsk City Council brought UAH 17m worth of aid, purchased from the city budget. In addition, they handed over a pick-up truck purchased with donations from city council employees to the military.

28 communities of Volyn have already supported the initiative of the RMA to allocate 10% of free balances to support the Armed Forces. The total amount of the provided funds is UAH 57.5m.

Zakarpattia oblast

Zakarpattia emergency medical care received two mobile venous scanners and non-contact transilluminators from the Medical Aid Committee in Zakarpattia CF with the support of the terre des hommes Deutschland eV organisation and funding from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.

The RMA held a meeting with Bishop Nilo, Administrator of Mukachevo Greek Catholic Diocese. They discussed the work of chaplains in military units that are currently defending Ukraine’s independence at the front. Currently, 9 priests of Mukachevo Greek Catholic Diocese serve in the ranks of the Armed Forces, the State Security Service and the National Guard.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

During March, almost half a hundred children and adults went on vacation in the Carpathians as part of the Care for the Hero’s Family project. Families of the fallen defenders are hosted by the resort complexes of Yaremche and Bukovel. During the week, children and adults have the opportunity to have an interesting time, because in addition to accommodation and meals, a leisure program is also provided.

Lviv oblast

Jan Grolich, Hetman of the South Moravian Region, announced that the South Moravian Region is ready to finance the participation of Lviv oblast enterprises at industrial exhibitions in the Czech Republic. The Czech side also intends to cover the costs of internships and workshops in order to support Ukrainian small businesses.

The work of VONA Hub in Lviv oblast was presented to the representatives of the Embassy of Ireland in Ukraine. The Hub helps women who are in difficult life circumstances and cannot overcome them alone.

Zenovia Veres, defender from Novorozdil community, Strii region, received the Silver Cross honorary breast badge for his steadfastness and determination to perform his military duty by the Order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Rivne oblast

Oleksandr Koval, Head of the RMA, held an online meeting with the management of the Italian region thanks to the Lublin Voivodeship of Poland. They discussed possible areas of cooperation.

Meetings with families of prisoners and missing persons are held in Dubno, Volodymyrka, Sarny and Rivne. They are organised by the Western Regional Center of the Coordinating Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War.

On the facade of the 24th gymnasium, a commemorative plaque to the fallen Hero Dmytro Marcinkovskyi was unveiled. 31-year-old soldier Dmytro Marcinkovsky was killed on 9 November, 2022 as a result of a mine-explosive injury while performing a combat mission in Donetsk oblast.

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil City Council reported that the community sent 4 DJI Mavic 3T quadcopters and 3 DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise quadcopters with a thermal imager to the military thanks to the budget funds.

Ternopil military personnel will receive individual seasonal first-aid kits. For this, the defenders or their relatives need to contact Ternopil City Territorial Center for Social Services of the Population. The composition of the individual first-aid kit includes groups of drugs that are used for various cold diseases.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Khmelnytskyi held the Interaction and Integration Forum for Ukrainian men and women who came to us from towns and villages that were occupied or destroyed by the russia. Over 100 people took part in the forum: IDPs, IDP Councils from neighbouring oblasts (Ternopil, Chernivtsi, Zakarpattia and Rivne). They discussed improving the health of immigrant children, as well as changes to the community charter, through which we equalised IDPs in the opportunities to participate in the public life of the city.

The oblast sent 6 all-terrain vehicles, a boat with an engine and EW system, an ambulance equipped with all the necessary medical equipment, equipment for the work of the air defence forces of the oblast, EW equipment, etc., to the soldiers of the Armed Forces of the oblast thanks to benefactors.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Ukrainian-Romanian round table Ukrainian-Romanian Security Partnership in the Context of Ukraine’s Integration Into NATO took place in Bukovina. The event, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the formation of the North Atlantic Alliance and the 20th anniversary of Romania’s membership in NATO, was jointly organised by Chernivtsi RMA, Chernivtsi Regional Council, the Consulate General of Romania in Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi Regional Advanced Training Center, Chernivtsi National University named after Yurii Fedkovich and the Center for Political Narratives of Democracy NGO.

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

Ukraine signed a security agreement with Finland. This document establishes cooperation between countries for 10 years in all fundamentally important areas.

Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister, announced that Ukraine and Latvia agreed on the joint production of shells and drones.

Lithuania will purchase 3,000 Lithuanian UAVs for Ukraine and allocate €15m for rehabilitation programs for wounded Ukrainian soldiers. Lithuania also provides €35m to the Czech initiative for the purchase of artillery ammunition.

The Ministry of Economy and Industry of Japan announced that Japan introduced new sanctions against the russian federation – banned the export of 164 types of goods. These include lithium-ion batteries, gas pipes and engine oil for cars. In addition, the export of thermostats, nitrocellulose products and woodworking equipment is now prohibited.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, held a phone conversation with Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States. They discussed the preparation of the inaugural Peace Summit in Switzerland.

Oleksii Kuleba, Deputy Head of the Office of the President, met with the delegation of the Representation of the EU in Ukraine. They discussed priorities of regional policy and decentralisation reforms in Ukraine. In particular, those initiatives related to the implementation of the Recovery, Reconstruction and Modernization Plan of the country within the Ukraine Facility.

Jan Grolich, Hetman of the South Moravian Region, announced that the South Moravian Region is ready to finance the participation of Lviv oblast enterprises at industrial exhibitions in the Czech Republic. The Czech side also intends to cover the costs of internships and workshops in order to support Ukrainian small businesses.

Finland decided not to open its border with russia. Therefore, border crossing points on Finland’s eastern border will not be open on 14 April, when the current closure expires. The border will be closed until further notice. Due to the closure of the border, it is impossible to apply for international protection at the land border crossing points between Finland and russia.

Approximately 26% of the total area of ​​Ukraine is currently potentially dangerous due to possible mining due to russian terror. This is about 156,000 km2 of territory, which is equal to the area of ​​some other countries in the world, the State Emergency Service notes. Every day, both sappers and civilians, including children and the elderly, are killed and injured by explosive devices left by the terrorist state. According to the UN assessment, the scale of demining in Ukraine is comparable to that of the whole of Europe after 1945.

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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