War in Ukraine today: latest news, 6 April, 2024 (photo)

It has been the 773rd 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:   

The enemy launched a total of 8 missile and 83 air strikes, 37 MLRS attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential apartment blocks, private houses, educational institutions, as well as other infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, there were no significant changes. No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were found.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the russian army maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Rodionivka (Sumy oblast), Ohirtseve, Kozacha Lopan, Lyptsi, and Kutuzivka (Kharkiv oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 20 settlements, including Liskivshchyna, Mykhal’chyna Sloboda (Chernihiv oblast), Mohrytsia, Nova Huta, Bilovody (Sumy oblast), Kozacha Lopan’, Veterynarne, Strilecha, and Krasne (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Kupiansk, the enemy did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations. Although, the invaders launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Kupiansk, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, and Borova (Kharkiv oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 15 settlements, including Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, and Kotliarivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Lyman, the Ukrainian troops repelled 7 attacks of the adversary in the vicinity of Terny (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers attempted to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Nevske (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Yampolivka, and Torske (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Bakhmut, the Ukrainian troops repelled 10 attacks in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Vyimka, Spirne, Bohdanivka, and Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast). With the air support, the invaders attempted to improve their tactical position in that area. Also, the enemy launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Sloviansk, Verkhnokamianske, and Hryhorivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Bohdanivka, Kalynivka, and Chasiv Yar (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Avdiivka, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 5 attacks in the vicinities of Novokalynove, Berdychi, and Netailove (Donetsk oblast). With the air support, the invaders attempted to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. Also, the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kalynove, Novoselivka Persha, Selydove, Arkhanhel’s’ke, Berdychi, Semenivka, Ocheretyne, and Skuchne (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Nnovokalynove, Novobakhmutivka, Semenivka, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Novopavlivka, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinities of Heorhiivka and Novomykhailivka. The invaders made 16 attempts to breach Ukrainian defense in that area. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast). More than 10 settlements, including Heorhiivka, Paraskoviivka, Kostiantynivka, and Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Orikhiv, with the air support, the occupiers launched 2 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian defenders in the vicinities of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast) and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Also, the russian army launched an airstrike in the vicinity of Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20 settlements, including Poltavka, Malynivka, Chervone, Bilohiria, Novodanylivka, and Shcherbaky (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy 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. For instance, on April 6, the invaders launched 2 unsuccessful attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian troops. The enemy shelled more than 10 settlements, including Nikopol’ (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Kherson, Zmiivka, Krynky, and Tiahynka (Kherson oblast).

On April 6, Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 14 buildups of troops, weapons, and military equipment, and 1 anti-aircraft missile system of the enemy.

Ukrainian Rocket Forces hit 2 buildups of enemy weapons and military equipment, 1 UAV ground control station, and 1 electronic warfare station.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that russia has fired about 30 thousand times on the territory of Ukraine in 3 months. The enemy mainly uses guided aerial bombs and attack drones, with which russians attack civilian and critical infrastructure.

Oksana Zholnovych, Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine, says that since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, more than 13,000 children have been left without parents. These are children who have been orphaned in various ways, or, for example, their parents are in captivity or in a russian prison.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, reported that at 3:40pm, the invaders struck three settlements in Kharkiv region by multiple KAB bombs. A shop and the shop’s boiler room, a private house and an outbuilding were damaged. 

 4 people were injured as a result of the enemy attack on the Shevchenkivskyi district and as a result, a 47-year-old man and two women aged 66 and 22 got explosive injuries, and a 10-year-old girl was diagnosed with an acute stress reaction. A 49-year-old man was killed. 

 At around 10am, the russian army shelled Borova, Izium region, by KABs. A two-storey building of the Ukrposhta, a beauty salon and a veterinary pharmacy were destroyed. 

 At 5:32am, structural elements of the building were burning in some parts of the territory in Kharkiv as a result of the shelling of the building by the UAVs. The facades of the buildings were damaged. There were no casualties. 

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

From 12:20 to 12:43am, Kharkiv, a series of S-300 shelling damaged 9 residential buildings, an administrative building, a kindergarten, a cafe, a service station car wash, a petrol station shop, dormitory buildings, cars and trucks Shevchenkivskyi district. The shelling started again at 1:02am. A total of 11 people were injured and 6 people killed. 

 Yesterday about 15 settlements in Kharkiv oblast were under enemy artillery and mortar attack: Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Kotliarivka and others. Kruhle, Berestove and Kupiansk suffered airstrikes. 

 At 7:14pm, there was a repeated shelling of Momotove village, Kharkiv region. S-300 hit an inactive farm. There were no casualties. 

 At 5:30pm, a shop building and a car were damaged in Vovchansk as a result of shelling. There was no information about casualties.  

 At 5:10pm, the enemy shelled Momotove and Oleksandrivka villages in Kharkiv region by multiple rocket launchers. The first strike hit near the inactive buildings of a private agricultural complex. The second one hit an open area. There were no casualties. 

 At 3:15pm, a private house was damaged as a result of a hostile aerial attack by UAVs in Ruska Lozova village. There were no casualties. 

 At 2:25pm, an FPV drone hit the territory and damaged a car in Kupiansk. There were no casualties. 

 At 11:40am, a shop and a car were damaged as a result of shelling by an FPV drone in Vovchansk. There was no information about casualties.

 At 10:54am, there was a fire on the territory of an inactive agricultural enterprise as a result of shelling from an MRLs in the village of Pisky-Radkivski, Izium region.

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

 Combined bomb disposal teams cleared 121.71 hectares of mines and destroyed 395 explosive ordnance. 

 The russian attacks on Kharkiv with a homing munition are a training exercise in new methods of terrorism. At the end of March, a strike with such a guided munition was recorded for the first time and it is a type of FAB-250, which has the destructive power of an S-300 missile but can fly further and be guided. At the same time, the projectile is very inaccurate, so there is a risk of destruction of critical infrastructure and residential buildings, which is recorded after each such strike. 

 The invaders use double-strike tactics to target civilian rescuers and other services who are the first to arrive at the scene. On 6 April, to the sound of raid alerts, Kharkiv paid tribute to rescuers Vladyslav Lohinov, Volodymyr Matiushenko and Serhii Baidalinov, who were killed in a double russian air strike on 4 April.

Donetsk oblast

Vadym Liakh, Head of Sloviansk City Military Administration, reported that around 3am, the russian army launched two missile attacks on Slovkurort district.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Vadym Liakh/Facebook

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that yesterday the defence forces repelled 82 attacks on the frontline in Donetsk oblast. The russian army stormed and attacked Avdiivka, Novopavlivka and Bakhmut frontlines most of all.  Also russian aviation struck at least 20 cities, villages and towns in the oblast. 

 The enemy attacked 13 settlements in Donetsk oblast, injuring 7 civilians. Yesterday russian troops launched 1842 attacks in the oblast.  

 Zalizne, Kurakhove, Pokrovsk cities, Niu-York, Udachne, Shcherbynivka settlements, Berestky, Bohoiavlenka, Dachne, Karlivka, Nove, Predtechyne, Pushkine villages came under attack.

 83 civilian objects were damaged, including 55 residential buildings, administrative buildings, 10 trade pavilions, an enterprise and vehicles. 

 Also russians shelled Pokrovsk by two S-300 missiles, injuring 5 civilians, including a 14-year-old child. 20 private houses, 2 administrative buildings, 10 trade pavilions and vehicles were damaged. 

 The invaders launched a missile at Pushkine and the type of weapon is being established. Two people were injured and at least 19 private houses damaged. 

 The enemy dropped a KAB-500 bomb on Niu-York, damaging 5 private homes and an enterprise.

 The russian army shelled Dachne by Smerch MRLs, damaging 2 houses. 

 Artillery shelling in Shcherbynivka damaged 2 houses. 

 Serhii Volkov, soldier of the 110th Brigade, said that towards Avdiivka, russian troops cannot break through Ukrainian defence. They are trying to attack some villages from the flanks, but are being repelled and forced to retreat with losses.

 According to Donetsk Regional Military Administration, around 50 hectares of coniferous litter were destroyed by a forest fire due to russian shelling in Lyman and Yampil forestry. 

 In Donetsk oblast, people whose homes have been damaged or destroyed since the start of the full-scale invasion have received over UAH 900m of compensation. 

 Police evacuated a family with a 97-year-old grandfather from a house destroyed by the enemy . Three residents of Ridkodub village of Lyman community lost their homes at 4am.

 Médecins Sans Frontières charity announced that it was suspending its activities in Donetsk oblast after its office in Pokrovsk was destroyed by russian shelling on 5 April, and it later emerged that a security guard was injured. The international organisation is temporarily suspending its humanitarian medical activities but will continue to provide emergency and first aid.

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, yesterday the enemy shelled Nevske by mortars and artillery. Two explosions occurred on the territory of the village. Another shell did not explode. The house, hit by invaders, had already been damaged earlier. Also russians attacked neighbouring Makiivka, using multiple rocket launchers and mortars. Items that the villagers had ordered earlier were delivered to Nevske.

A few weeks ago, the so-called “lpr” promised to pay off all debts to the miners and even announced the allocation of the necessary amount of money. 

The miners have not yet received the money. They do not have the support of trade unions and management as there have already been cases when the list of names of strikers ended up in military registration and enlistment offices and people disappeared. 

There is a forced mobilisation in Dovzhansk as the city is patrolled by groups of six armed men who check every house. Two of them go to the entrance and, having the exact addresses of the men, conduct a door-to-door raid. The other four wait in the yard. If they refuse to open the door, they threaten to open fire.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of Kyiv Regional Military Administration, reported that the enemy had been attacking Kyiv Oblast with Shahed drones and cruise missiles from late night until the morning. All the targets were shot down by air defense forces. Residential and critical infrastructure objects were not harmed. The fire broke out in a hangar in one of the settlements caused by falling fragments of downed targets.

According to Kyiv City State Administration, some underground metro stations worked only in shelter mode during the air alert. Due to overcrowding on the platform, passengers could not access Arsenalna, Khreshchatyk, Slavutych, Vydubychi, and Zvirinetska metro stations. The subway also did not function on ground sections. Train traffic resumed after the air alert was over.

The rally held by relatives of civilians illegally held captive by the russian federation took place in Kyiv on Independence Square. The employees of the Ombudsman’s Office who spoke with relatives of civilians emphasised that Ukraine works every day to find effective mechanisms for the return of all Ukrainians to the Motherland. The Ombudsman’s Office also specified that such detention of our people is a manipulative tool of influence in the political arena for russia to achieve its terrorist goals.

Rally held by relatives of civilians illegally held captive by the russian federation. Photo from social networks

Serhii Popko, Head of Kyiv City State Administration, reported that during 2023-24 the scale of citizens’ preparation for national resistance has significantly increased. Last year, more than 25,000 Kyiv residents, as well as more than 4,000 students, were trained. Currently, the capital is preparing for the deployment of military training for all conscripts aged 18 to 25.

Kyiv rehabilitation center Lisova Poliana signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Ministry of Health. The institution will treat stress and psychological injuries of soldiers and civilians, based on world-leading experience. The center will also train specialists in methods of providing rehabilitation care

The presentation and the meeting with representatives of small and medium-sized businesses took place on the base of the Entrepreneur Support Center Diya.Business in Bucha. The participants discussed the restoration and development of the economy of Kyiv oblast, the involvement of business in the reconstruction and stabilisation of economic processes, and the participation of business representatives in the state grant programs .

Donetsk Oblast Theatre “Terra Incognita” from Mariupol resumes its work in Kyiv. The first performance of the theatre based on Neda Nezhdana’s play “Light at the End of the Tunnel” will take place on April 7 in the capital’s Les Kurbas Center. This performance was to be presented on 25 February 2022 at Mariupol Drama Theater. Ukrinform reported that in 2022 Anatoliy Levchenko, Director of the theatre,  was taken behind bars and held in isolation under the russian occupation. The ZMINA Human Rights Center helped to take him out.

Zhytomyr oblast

The project of quick-build modular anti-radiation shelter construction was started in the village of Trokovychi of Oliivska community. The shelter will be designed for 50 people and used exclusively for the needs of Veselka preschool. Currently, the educational institution works in a remote education format, since it does not have its shelter.

Vitaly Bunechko,  head of the RMA, handed over 12 pieces of equipment for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during a working trip to Ovruch. Current delivery for the Ukrainian military took place within the framework of cooperation with Ovruch community and the Estonian charitable foundation Sakala. 24 drones for the air mobile brigade and territorial defense fighters were also handed over.

The State Employment Center announced a decision to provide micro-grants based on the results of the fifth wave of applications within the”Own Business” microcredit program. 27 winners in Zhytomyr oblast will receive from UAH 150 to 250,000 hryvnias for starting or expanding a business. Within half a year after receiving the micro-grant, they should create 53 new workplaces.

Sumy oblast

According to the RMA, russians carried out 6 shelling attacks on the border territories of Sumy Oblast during the night and the morning. A total attack record includes 31 artillery and mortar strikes. Yunakivka, Khotyn, Krasnopillia, and Seredino-Buda communities were shelled.

The russian military carried out 57 shellings of Sumy Oblast. A total of 253 strikes were recorded from mortars, artillery, grenade launchers, MLRSs, kamikaze FPV drones, VOG drops from UAVs, and airstrikes by KABs. The enemy shelled 9 border settlements, specifically Yunakivka, Bilopollia, Krasnopillia, Velika Pysarivka, Nova Sloboda, Shalyhine, Seredino-Buda, Znob-Novgorodka, and Svesa communities.

On April 5, the russian army carried out a massive shelling on the border communities of  Shostka region. The regional prosecutor’s office reported that private homes and civil infrastructure objects were damaged as a result of shelling. The enemy fired with barrel artillery and mortars and attacked with kamikaze drones and two airstrikes. Volodymyr Artyukh, the head of Sumy RMA, reported that the forced evacuation of children was announced in Seredino-Buda and Velyka Pysarivka communities.

Evacuation of 297 children from 52 settlements of the region is being prepared. They, together with their parents or other legal representatives, will be evacuated to safe regions. As of April 5, most children and their parents were evacuated from the 5-kilometer zone of the oblast.

Ukrenergo informed about the introduction of temporary power outage schedules as a result of the latest russian attacks in Sumy oblast and four other oblasts of Ukraine.

The Ministry of Reconstruction announced the restoration of two houses that were seriously damaged back in March 2022 during the occupation/

In the city of Trostianets, Sumy Oblast Reconstruction and Infrastructure Development Service is operative.

Chernihiv oblast

According to the State Border Guard Service, russian troops carried out 11 shelling attacks on the border of Chernihiv oblast. There were 46 explosions in Novhorod-Siverskyi, Semenivka, and Snovsk communities. The enemy struck with mortars, and barrel artillery, and carried out 6 air-launched unguided air missile (UAM) strikes.

After a working trip to the oblast on April 5, Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that during the past year, the russians fired 15,000 shells at 15,000 residents of the border communities of Chernihiv Oblast. In the oblast, the president got acquainted with the construction progress of the stronghold fortifications and held a coordination meeting on the security and socio-economic situation in the region.

The President also awarded the military and civilians for the defence and liberation of Chernihiv oblast from the russian invaders in the spring of 2022 before the second anniversary of the liberation of the oblast.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, reported that at night the Air Defence Forces shot down 3 enemy Shaheds over Dnipro and Kryvyi Rih regions. Also at night the occupiers shelled Nikopol twice with artillery. A shopping center, a sports club, a leisure center, a library, a modular town for IDPs, 8 high-rise buildings, 16 private houses, 7 outbuildings, 3 garages, 16 cars and 7 power lines were damaged in the city. 

During the day the enemy attacked Nikopol region 8 times launching 7 kamikaze drones and artillery. Nikopol itself, Marhanets, Myrove and Pokrovsk communities were shelled. In the region’s center a dormitory, an unused building, 2 private houses and an outbuilding were damaged. 

In Dnipro, one of the largest flags of Ukraine, which flies on a flagpole near Yavornytskyi National Historical Museum, was replaced. Volunteers will later sew smaller flags for the front from the removed flag. 

Vinnytsia oblast

The Angels of Sports photo exhibition was presented at Vinnytsia Art Museum. It is dedicated to the athletes who were killed in the war. Among them are world and European champions, multiple winners in Olympic and non-Olympic sports.

Kirovohrad oblast

An exhibition of photographs “Pain” was opened in Kropyvnytskyi. These are photos of border guards who were surrounded by the russian army or were captured. At that time they worked at Kyiv checkpoint.

Cherkasy oblast

Ihor Taburets, Head of Cherkasy RMA, reported that in Cherkasy oblast, veterans are developing their politicy, focusing is on assistance, medical and social support, as well as creating new opportunities for the defenders. They also consider physical and mental rehabilitation.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

For the second day in a row, on April 5 and 6, Zaporizhzhia has been suffering from russian shelling. Thus, yesterday from 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm, the russian army carried out two series of missile strikes on civilian and industrial infrastructure. At least five missile strikes were reported on Zaporizhzhia. As of the morning of April 6, it is known that 4 people were killed and another 23 people injured due to yesterday’s shelling. Eight of them, including two children aged 9 and 17, are in hospital. Four of the eight are in serious condition. 

Referring to Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, more than 40 buildings were damaged, including 24 private houses, 9 high-rise buildings, a dormitory and a kindergarten. In addition, shops, pharmacies, catering establishments and vehicles were damaged. 

Later, the russians attacked the city with drones. During the night attack, air defense forces destroyed 3 attack UAVs in Zaporizhzhia. On the morning of April 6, from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 am, the occupiers again directed missiles at the city. According to the RMA, they struck at industrial enterprises, with no casualties.

Consequences of enemy missile attacks on Zaporizhzhia. Photo: Zaporizhzhia Regional Prosecutor’s Office

Ivan Fedorov, head of the Zaporizhzhya Regional Military Administration, reports that on April 5, russian troops launched 260 strikes on the territory of eight settlements of the Zaporizhzhia oblast. As a result of the shelling of the regional center, four people were killed and 25 more injured. 

The russian army attacked the cities and villages of Zaporizhzhia oblast 260 times:

  • airstrikes were carried out on Robotyne;
  • launched five missile strikes on Zaporizhzhia;
  • shelled Mala Tokmachka and Robotyne nine times from multiple launch rocket systems;
  • 46 UAVs carried out attacks on Huliaipole, Levadne, Novoandriivka, Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka and Malynivka;
  • 199 artillery strikes were carried out on Huliaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Robotyne, Levadne, Malynivka, Verbove and other front-line settlements.

There were 48 reports of destruction of residential buildings and infrastructure. 

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported in the morning report that towards Orikhiv, the occupiers attacked the positions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine near Staromayorske, Donetsk oblast, the Ukrainian military repelled all attacks.

There will be no more water in a number of villages in Melitopol region from Monday. In some villages, the water supply stopped yesterday. The invaders say it is indefinite. Maybe by summer, maybe forever. People are shocked by the irresponsible attitude of the occupation authorities. At the same time, the “Ministry of Education” invited schools to stock up on water themselves. But educational institutions do not have the necessary equipment, tanks, or outdoor toilets. The situation is catastrophic.

Mykolaiv oblast

According to Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, on the night of April 6, air defense forces in Mykolaiv oblast destroyed one Shahed 131/136 UAV. On April 5, at 3:20 p.m. and 3:23 p.m., the water area and territory of Kutsurub community was shelled. There were no casualties. Also, at 9:27 pm and 11:00 pm, the enemy fired mortars at the city of Ochakiv and the water area of Ochakiv community. There were no casualties. 

Referring to Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, in Mykolaiv, a center for stationary work of the Council of Internally Displaced Persons under the RMA was opened. In order to increase the efficiency and convenience of holding joint meetings of council members, the center is equipped with all the necessary modern equipment. 

Odesa oblast

According to the Southern Defense Forces, on April 6, russian troops struck, probably with an Iskander-M missile, in Odesa oblast. A utility facility was hit, as a result of which an employee of the enterprise was killed, equipment and an administrative building were damaged. Relevant services are working on the spot. The day before, the russians launched an X-59 guided missile at Odesa from a tactical aircraft. It was destroyed by the air defense military, but there is damage in the city from the blast wave. As a result of falling debris, some commercial facilities in the coastal zone were damaged.

The Southern Regional Department of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports that border guards of Odesa oblast received two small motor boats from benefactors, as part of cooperation with Kherson Regional Military Administration and the international charitable foundation National Welfare Fund of Crimea. New watercraft should increase the capabilities and combat capability of soldiers. 

One of the developments of the Odesa volunteer engineering group Technari, which is already helping to improve the effectiveness of the region’s air defense, is Chaika – a virtual reality device that allows defenders to learn to shoot down enemy targets in conditions as close to reality as possible. The 70th Chaika was recently received by specialists from the South Air Command.

Kherson oblast

The Defense Forces of the South reports that on the night of 6 April, russian troops attacked the southern regions of Ukraine with Shahed-131/13 drones and missiles. Air defense forces worked in the regions. The combat work of air defense forces and means in this operational zone lasted about five hours. The russians attacked the UAV from the south. In the Kherson region, 7 drones were destroyed. But it was not possible to avoid hits. The enemy, continuing to terrorize civilian infrastructure, targeted an agro-industrial enterprise in Kherson oblast. The fire was promptly extinguished by firefighters. People were not injured. 

The russian army continues to shell Kherson and the Kherson oblast with various types of weapons. At the same time, the Defense Forces have created a bridgehead on the left bank of the Dnieper and continue counter-battery fighting, destroying command posts, warehouses, weapons and equipment of the russian troops.

It is reported that russian troops shelled 12 settlements in Kherson oblast during the day. Eight people were injured. The occupiers hit residential areas of Beryslav, Chornobaivka, Antonivka, Dniprovske, Yantarne, Prydniprovsk, Dudchany, Zmiivka, Odradokamyanka, Kachkarivka, Inzhenerne and Kherson. Nine high-rise buildings, two private houses, an administrative building, a church, a pharmacy, agricultural machinery and private cars were damaged.

On the afternoon of 6 April, the russian military dropped explosives from a drone near a store in Beryslav. As a result of the attack, two people were injured, they were diagnosed with mine-blast injuries and contusions. The russian army also attacked a house in Mykhailivka with two kamikaze drones. The windows and doors of the building were broken, and the roof was damaged. No one was killed or wounded

As a result of the russian shelling of the village of Dudchany in Kherson oblast, a man was wounded. He was on the street at the time of the attack. In moderate condition, the injured man was hospitalized

The russian military hit Zmiivka, Beryslav region, with aircraft and artillery. Houses and a church were destroyed. Rescuers found the bodies of two people under the rubble of a building destroyed by shelling.

 Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, informs that teenagers deprived of parental care were returned from the occupied part of Kherson oblast to the territory controlled by Ukraine. These are two girls aged 16 and 18 and an 18-year-old boy. Another family left with them — a woman, her 15-year-old daughter and five-year-old son. Currently, everyone who was rescued from the clutches of the Russian occupiers is in a safe place, doctors and psychologists are working with them. The Save Ukraine organization, guardianship and guardianship authorities, and children’s services were engaged in this return. 

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Lutsk City Council sent 4 EcoFlow Delta and 2 EcoFlow Delta max charging stations, 5 DJI MAVIC 3 Thermal quadcopters and 5 DJI MAVIC 3 Fly More Combo quadcopters to the National Guard of Ukraine (the military unit 3057).

Zakarpattia oblast

Viktor Mykyta, Head of Zakarpattia RMA, met with Pierre Elbron, special representative of the President of the French Republic on economic aid and reconstruction of Ukraine. They discussed regional development and support projects for Ukrainians who suffered as a result of the armed aggression of the russian federation.

This week, the Owl’s Nest Humanitarian Aid Center provided IDPs registered in Uzhgorod with 30 packages with necessary things for children under 1 year old, 50 bags with grocery sets and 60 packages with hygiene kits. During the week, volunteers gave out clothes, shoes, bed linen and dishes (2,000 items) from the PDUM Partnerschaft Deutschland-Ukraine/Moldova e. V., Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V. and other benefactors.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

An online meeting of RMA representatives with partners from Croatia took place. The event was held with the participation of Ivan Urlich, Professor of Split University in Croatia (online), Vitalii Zapuhliak, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Croatia in the Western Region of Ukraine, and Larisa Pidverbetska, regional representative of the All-Ukrainian mental program How are you?. They discussed areas of cooperation regarding the socio-psychological support of war veterans, IDP in particular, the initiation of new projects to provide them with psychological assistance.

Lviv oblast

Seymour Mardaliev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Ukraine, arrived in Lviv oblast for the first time on a working visit. During the meeting with RMA representatives, he emphasised that Lviv oblast has significant potential in the industrial, energy, transport, logistics and tourism spheres. He suggested deepening interregional cooperation in these directions.

This week, Lviv RMA directed UAH 37.5m to the needs of the defenders within the framework of the Safe Lviv oblast program. For security reasons, directions do not disclose some directions. In particular, the funds will go to UAH 15m for electronic warfare equipment and drones to the 24th Separate Mechanised Brigades named after King Danylo and 2 Galician brigades of the National Guard of Ukraine; UAH 5m for electronic warfare equipment th the 125th Separate Brigades; UAH 4.5m was directed to the repair of the military clinic; UAH 2m – for the arrangement of shooting ranges and a shooting range at a training base for border guards; another UAH 2m went to the reconstruction of the fire station. Since the beginning of the year, Lviv RMA has financed the requests of military units for almost UAH 202m.

Within the scope of the Lion’s Revenge project, Lviv City Council reported that the community sent means, drones, Valkyrie UAV worth UAH 9.4m. A separate subvention for military units is UAH 6.7m. In general, over UAH 1bn is planned to be spent on military support this year.

Rivne oblast

Oleksandr Koval, Head of Rivne RMA, reported that in the north of the oblast, a tractor blew up on a mine in the border lane. Three civilians were injured. The driver ignored the Dangerous mine sign.

In April, the state of military records will be checked in 7 communities and enterprises of Rivne oblast. Last year, the special commission checked the state of military records at 530 objects in the oblast. This year, inspections regarding the state of military records in state bodies, organisations and educational institutions will continue.

Ternopil oblast

In Ternopil, 6 war veterans and a war veteran’s wife received certificates for creating and developing their own businesses. The winners plan to develop business in the following areas: trade, production of souvenir products, provision of catering services, production of dual purpose goods.

Ternopil City Council sent 2 ASUS Viobook laptops and 5 sources of uninterrupted power supply to the military unit where Ternopil residents serve, thanks to the budget funds.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

At night, during the air alarm signal, the air defence forces eliminated 5 UAVs of the Shahed type. Information about the killed, injured or damage has not yet been received.

On 9 April, Khmelnytskyi hub will receive medics from Rubizhnyi. IDPs will be examined for the presence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and neurological diseases, and advice will be given on combating sleep disorders and anxiety.

Chernivtsi oblast

Vyzhnytsk City Council will receive $100,000 for the implementation of inter-municipal cooperation projects. She became one of the four winners of the project competition Intermunicipal Cooperation of Communities: Achievements and Challenges of the USAID DOBRE Program.

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

Lithuania sent M577 command and staff vehicles to Ukraine. They are part of the €200m long-term aid package announced in January. The Ministry of Defense of Lithuania does not disclose the number of vehicles, but only shows their photo and adds that they have already arrived. Previously, Lithuania had already sent the German-made M577 to Ukraine. They perform the function of a mobile command post at the battalion level. Upgraded versions of the M577 can control the German PzH 2000 self-propelled guns, which are already in the Armed Forces.

Cho Tae-yol, Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, announced that Korea will continue to help Ukraine, and will also provide a $2.3bn aid package starting this year. Seoul will also provide $12m for military rehabilitation through the NATO Trust Fund for Ukraine. The NATO Military Medical Clinical Rehabilitation Center provides surgical intervention, psychological treatment, research, education and training for wounded Ukrainian soldiers.

Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice, stated that a special tribunal for russian dictator putin, and the russian ruling elite will be established by the end of 2024.

Ilia Yevlash, Spokesman of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, reported that 2 advanced groups of Ukrainian pilots are already honing their skills on F-16 aircraft in Denmark and the US. One group continuing their training has moved from Great Britain to France, where they are mastering light aircraft. Meanwhile, another group is currently undergoing ground training in England.

Ukraine joined the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO ALERT) platform. It is an international online platform on which authorised participants of WIPO member states upload lists of sites or applications suspected of infringing copyright and intellectual property rights. Ukraine has become the 15th country that will fill WIPO ALERT with a list of sites with copyright violations, and will form and maintain a national list of such websites. This is an important step in creating a more secure digital space in Ukraine, which will contribute to the protection of intellectual property rights and the further development of the national economy.

Viktor Mykyta, Head of Zakarpattia RMA, met with Pierre Elbron, special representative of the President of the French Republic on economic aid and reconstruction of Ukraine. They discussed regional development and support projects for Ukrainians who suffered as a result of the armed aggression of the russian federation.

As a result of russian shelling, the office of Doctors Without Borders in Pokrovsk, Donetsk oblast was destroyed. The organisation emphasised that the building was completely bombed and destroyed, and the attack on their office is not an isolated case of the destruction of civilian infrastructure in russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ukrainian and Polish activists in Warsaw held the International Genocide Fair to express their protest against continued trade between the European Union and russia and to call on the EU to introduce a full embargo on russian products.

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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