War in Ukraine today: latest news, April 11, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 412nd 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 1 missile and 10 air strikes, fired over 18 times from multiple launch rocket systems. 

Ukraine is still under the threat of missile and air strikes.

Despite huge losses in equipment and manpower, the enemy continues the offensive operations towards Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mariinka. Over 50 enemy attacks were repelled. 

Towards Volyn, Polissia, Sloboda, the operational situation did not change. Certain units of the territorial troops of the russian federation’s armed forces continue to be stationed on the territory of the republic of belarus. The enemy also stationed certain units in the districts of Kursk and Belgorod regions bordering Ukraine, and set up defensive constructions. The occupiers fired at the settlements of Bleshnya, Kamianska Sloboda and Hremyach in Chernihiv oblast; Volfine and Katerynivka in Sumy oblast, as well as Vetarine, Hlyboke, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Zybine, Volokhivka, Okhrimivka, Cherniakiv, Komisarove, Budarky and Dovzhanka in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, the towns of Kolodiazne, Kamianka, Topoly, Krasne Pershe, Ridkodub, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Kindrashivka, Pischane and Berestove, Kharkiv oblast and Novoselivske, Luhansk oblast came under hostile fire.

Towards Lyman, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the area south of Bilohorivka and Spirne. Makiivka, Nevske, Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast and Yampolivka, Torske and Spirne, Donetsk oblast came under artillery fire.

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions, trying to take full control of the city of Bakhmut, and fierce fighting continues. The enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Bohdanivka. Defense forces repelled about 20 enemy attacks in this area. Nikiforivka, Vasiukivka, Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Markove, Bakhmut, Khromove, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Stupochki, Predtechine, Oleksandr-Shultine, Kurdyumivka, Ozarianivka, Druzhba, Toretsk and New York, Donetsk oblast suffered from enemy shelling.

Towards Avdiivka and Mariinka, the enemy conducted offensive actions in the areas of Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Maryinka, but was unsuccessful. The fiercest fighting in this sector is taking place near Mariinka, where over 15 enemy attacks were repelled. At the same time, Novokalynove, Orlivka, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Severne, Pervomaiske, Netailove, Karlivka, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Maryinka and Pobieda in Donetsk oblast came under enemy fire. 

Towards Shakhtarsk, the enemy did not conduct any offensive actions. They fired at Novomykhailivka, Shakhterske, Novoukrainka, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar and Prechystivka, Donetsk oblast.

The enemy continues to be on the defensive in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts. They fired at settlements near the front line. Among them are Vremivka, Novopil, Donetsk oblast; Novosilka, Olhivske, Malynivka, Chervone, Huliaipole, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Zaporizhzhia oblast; Zolota Balka, Kachkarivka, Beryslav, Kozatske, Burhunka, Ivanivka, Mykilske, Dniprovske, Kherson region and the city of Kherson.

The enemy continues to use medical facilities in the temporarily occupied territories. The building of the primary health care center in Novopskov and the paramedic and obstetric station in Kriakivka, Luhansk oblast, are being used by occupiers as a military hospital. At the same time, in Kriakivka, to increase the number of beds, the invaders have additionally set up a tent city. Only representatives of the russian occupation forces can receive medical care in these civilian medical facilities.  

The aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine carried out 13 strikes on the areas of buildup of occupiers’ personnel and military equipment. 2 enemy UAVs of “Orlan-10” type were shot down.

Rocket troops and artillery units struck 4 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, as well as 2 enemy electronic warfare stations.

According to the Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereschuk, there are 4.8 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine. Together with those who are not registered, there are 7 million IDPs, one million are children. 

The press service of the Ministry of Energy reports that Ukraine is looking to increase electricity exports to European countries. The reserve currently allows this to happen. The Minister of Energy also noted that revenues from electricity exports will allow to raise additional funds for the restoration of energy facilities destroyed or damaged by shelling. 

The Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War informed that Ukraine handed over seriously wounded prisoners of war to russia without any conditions. 2 Muslim prisoners of war were handed over to confirm the exchange of Muslims “all for all” as a sign of respect for traditions.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russia shelled at least 21 settlements. 

The “East” Air Command reported as of 12:20 pm that a russian drone was shot down in the Kharkiv region.

On the afternoon of April 11, a tractor driver stepped on a mine in Kupiansk region. The man sustained a contusion.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration informed that yesterday, the enemy continued to terrorize civilian population of Kharkiv oblast, shelling the border settlements of Kharkiv, Chuhuiv and Kupiansk regions. As a result of yesterday’s shelling of Kucherivka village, Kupiansk region, a civilian enterprise was destroyed. 

The enemy shelled Vovchansk, Chuhuiv region, with artillery at least three times. A building was damaged as a result of shelling in Kupiansk. There were no casualties.

Humanitarian de-mining is ongoing. Yesterday, pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service defused 172 explosive ordnance.

In Lozova, an utility worker was rescued after being under the ground during work.

Donetsk oblast

Anastasiia Miedviedeva, spokeswoman of the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that russian military shelled Novokalynove. One man was injured. He is hospitalized.

Serhii Boievskyi, head of the Druzhkivka City Military Administration, reported the shelling in the afternoon. There were no casualties.

Towards Volnovakha, 3 buildings were damaged in Shakhtarsk of Velyka Novosillka community.

Towards Donetsk, one person was injured in Ocheretyne as a result of a missile attack that damaged outbuildings. Russian invaders shelled Kurakhove 5 times yesterday. There were no casualties.

Towards Horlivka, Kostiantynivka was under shelling and rocket attacks, 1 person was injured, 16 private buildings, 7 apartment buildings and a gas pipeline damaged. A building in Markove was also damaged. Three buildings were damaged in Toretsk community. Soledar community was attacked.

Towards Lysychansk, outbuildings were destroyed in Yampil, Lyman community and buildings in Siversk were damaged.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration said that russians injured 5 civilians in Bakhmut, Toretsk, Kostiantynivka, Ocheretyne and Maksymilianivka. 

Mariupol City Council reported that the enemy demolished a monument to the artist Arkhyp Kuindzhi erected in 1984 on the Greek Square.

According to Andrii Demchenko, spokesman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, a few days ago, a russian sniper shot and killed a man and a woman in Bakhmut. Two people were near the ruins of their house.

Luhansk oblast

The enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Lyman near Makiivka, Chervonopopivka and Bilohorivka yesterday.

Novoiehorivka, Makiivka, Nevske and Bilohorivka were under russian artillery fire.

Oleksii Smyrnov, acting head of the RMA, said that the enemy is shelling the settlements along the front line. The invaders do not care that there are civilians there. The enemy doesn’t care what their views are or why they are still staying in half-destroyed settlements. Artillery destroys everything – houses, outbuildings and administrative buildings. 

The enemy launched 384 attacks with cannon and rocket artillery towards Lyman and Kupiansk. They launched 9 air strikes. Yesterday there were 12 firefights. As a result, 35 occupiers were eliminated and 88 injured. One more was taken prisoner.

According to the spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Serhii Cherevatyi, two T-72 tanks, an infantry fighting vehicle, a Msta self-propelled artillery system, a D-30 howitzer, three mortars and the enemy’s latest Murom-M long-range visual surveillance system were hit there.

Luhansk Regional Military Administration reported that russians destroyed another building in Nevske and are taking property from state institutions in Bilokurakyne district

The invaders continue to intensify measures to control the population in the temporarily occupied territories. Specifically, the number of checkpoints and patrols has increased in and around Starobilsk.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

According to Andriy Nebytov, the Head of the Kyiv Region National Police, during a briefing at the Ukraine Media Centre, 38 children died in Kyiv oblast during  occupation of the oblast. He added that 43 children in Kyiv oblast were injured due to russian hostile actions. There are also four minors, three of them from one family, reported missing.

Over the year, 15 mass graves of civilians were found in Bucha, Kyiv oblast. The graves contain from 3 to 116 people, most of them have signs of violent death. Three torture chambers were also found in Bucha region. According to Andriy Nebytov, the head of the Kyiv regional police, people were tied up, strangled with car cables, beaten with truncheons, kept in pits, and then shot.

195 bodies of residents of Kyiv oblast killed by the enemy have not yet been identified. Overall, 1374 civilians were killed by the russian troops in Kyiv oblast, most of them shot with small arms. 279 people are still missing.

The Office of the Prosecutor General reported that a russian soldier will be tried for shooting a convoy of civilians in Irpin. An indictment against a company commander of the 173rd separate reconnaissance battalion of the 106th division of the russian armed forces was submitted to court.   

According to the official page of the National Museum of the Revolution of Dignity, in Kyiv, families of prisoners of war arranged an exhibition of drawings entitled “I am waiting for you”. The goal of the event is to remind the international community about Ukrainian prisoners of war and highlight the violation of the Geneva Conventions by russia.

An exhibition in Kyiv dedicated to the POWs issue. Photo: social media

The police of Kyiv oblast reported that American philanthropist Howard Buffett will rebuild a police station in Borodianka, Kyiv oblast. During the occupation of the city in 2022, the building was destroyed by the russian military.

Ukrzaliznytsia reported that a railway bridge over the Irpin River has been rebuilt in Kyiv oblast. The bridge was destroyed on March 21, 2022.

According to Matsuda Kuninori, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine, Japan has handed over the first batch of equipment to Irpin for construction waste recycling during the reconstruction of the city’s infrastructure. In addition to 7 pieces of equipment, Japan will provide 10 more of these machines they will be used in Irpin and other settlements of Kyiv oblast.

Zhytomyr oblast

Students of Zhytomyr lyceum purchased an off-road vehicle for the military of Zhytomyr oblast. The funds were raised during a charity fair held at the institution. The vehicle will be handed over to defenders from the combat stress control group of the 115th Territorial Defence Brigade.

“Be Stronger” Volunteer Leadership Forum was held in Zvyagel. Students of the Zvyagel Lyceum with enhanced military and physical training took an active part in the event. During the forum, the following topics were raised: “The phenomenon of volunteering in times of war”, “Social challenges of young people and ways to solve them in times of war” and other issues relevant to Ukrainian youth. 

Tank operator from the 95th separate air assault brigade in Zhytomyr oblast paints pictures in his spare time. Denys works as a tank gunner and paints “for solace”, to switch gears and relax his mind. He does this between fighting and tank maintenance. Denys gives most of his paintings to his brothers in arms or relatives as a souvenir. Before the war, the man worked as a turner at a factory, but he had once graduated from art school. After the Victory, a man dreams to study iconography.

Denys, a tank gunner with the 95th Separate Brigade in Zhytomyr oblast, paints in his spare time between battles. Photo: social media

Rescuers in Zhytomyr oblast received a fire truck and devices for finding people under rubble from Germany. This was preceded by visits of Ukrainian specialists to their German counterparts to exchange experience. During one of their business trips, the rescuers visited the German city of Lingen and established contact with the local community. 

Sumy oblast

According to the Sumy Regional Military Administration, on April 10, the enemy shelled 5 communities of Sumy oblast. There were 118 shells fired. Six mortar bombs were launched in Khotyn district. As a result of the attack, a power line was damaged. 10 rounds fired from an automatic grenade launcher were recorded in Velyka Pysarivka region. The enemy fired 58 rounds from an automatic grenade launcher and dropped 34 mortar bombs on the territory of Bilopillia community, another one landed in Myropillia region. The enemy applied mortar fire at Shalyhine community. There were 9 bombs fired.

On April 10, the Ukrainian military shot down a russian Orlan drone in Sumy oblast near the russian border. Another UAV was eliminated using electronic counter-measure equipment.

On April 10, three residents of Sumy oblast returned home as part of another exchange of POWs. Among them is Oleksandr Vinda from Hlukhiv, a Ukrainian border guard whose fate was unknown for more than a year. Once he returned, Oleksandr was able to see his newborn daughter for the first time.

Border guard Oleksandr Vinda from Hlukhiv, held in russian captivity for more than a year, has returned home. Photo: social media

According to the ‘North’ Operational Command, russian military continues to shell the border areas of Sumy oblast. Before noon, there were three shells fired on the territory of Khodyne village in Shostka region. Around the same time, 7 shells were fired at Buniakyne village in Konotop region. Presumably, the enemy applied mortar fire.

According to Mykola Torianyk, head of Khotyn community, around noon, the enemy opened mortar fire at the warehouses of an agricultural company in Kondrativka village. The explosion destroyed the roof and damaged the walls of the warehouse.

Konotop hospital has received medication for children’s treatment from Switzerland. The management of the Konotop Central Regional Hospital noted that the aid from the Swiss Kviten Association will be enough to provide them with two months of free treatment.

Chernihiv oblast

According to Halyna Shekhovtsova, spokesperson for the Chernihiv Border Guard Detachment, yesterday, the enemy once again opened fire on the border of Chernihiv oblast. Novhorod-Siversk and Semenivka communities came under fire. By lunchtime, the enemy made five attacks using barrel artillery on the territory of Kamianska Sloboda village in Novhorod-Siversk region. Around the same time, 14 mortar bombs were recorded in the community. Around noon, the enemy attacked Semenivka community with mortars two explosions were recorded. The next time the territory of Semenivka region was shelled at night using barrel artillery.

The ‘North’ operational command reported that an enemy UAV was shot down near the russian border in Chernihiv oblast yesterday. The drone, preliminary “Orlan-10”, was eliminated by units of the Sivershchyna Defence Forces.

According to Sukhopolova community, residents of one of the communities in Pryluky region purchased a thermal imager for a soldier. The device, worth UAH 104,500, was purchased for funds raised at a charity concert in the village of Manzhosivka. It was handed over to the driver of the 118th Battalion’s ATGM, Oleksandr Vovk.

Thermal imager from Sukhopolova community in Chernihiv oblast for an Armed Forces soldier. Photo: social media

The Chernihiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that three russian servicemen have been convicted of ill treatment of civilians during the occupation of Yahidne village in Chernihiv oblast. Soldiers from the mortar battery of the 2nd Mechanised Brigade of the military unit No. 55115, Private Ivan Oorzhak, Private First Class Shaktar-ool Kezhik-ool and Sergeant Chinan Chayan, were sentenced to 12 years in prison each.

The Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Chernihiv oblast reported that rescuers of Chernihiv oblast conducted a safety lesson for kindergarten students. The children were taught the basic rules of fire and mine safety in an age-appropriate manner.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

​Dnipro has become a retraining and employment hub for the South-Eastern area. Today, it has record employment, and 180,000 internally displaced persons live here. At the beginning of 2022, 360,000 people were employed in the city, now 525,000 are officially employed.

According to head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk, pyrotechnicians of the Main Administration of the State Emergency Service started checking the fields on March 13. 2,148 hectares of territory have already been inspected, where 23 explosive objects were found and destroyed.

The Apostolovo community reported that defender Mykhailo Rotar returned to Kryvyi Rih. He was released from russian captivity on February 16, 2023. After that, Mykhailo underwent rehabilitation.

Vinnytsia oblast

The communication department of the Vinnytsia region police reported that 9 soldiers of the special unit “KORD” from Vinnytsia region, who died on May 22, 2022, during a rocket attack in Zaporizhzhia oblast, were posthumously awarded.

Mykhailo Kalashnyk, a resident of Orativ community was released from russian captivity.

Mykhailo Kalashnyk, a resident of Orativ community, on the day of his return from captivity. Photo from social networks

Kirovohrad oblast

According to head of the Kirovohrad Regional State Administration Andrii Raikovych, 2 residents of Kirovohrad oblast, Serhii Bobrenko from the village of Nove and Oleksandr Neliub from Pomichna, returned from russian captivity within the exchange of prisoners, which took place the day before.

A new volunteer project, “Easter Basket of Victory”, was launched in Kropyvnytskyi. All proceeds will be transferred to the purchase of a thermal imager

Poltava oblast

Mayor of Kremenchuk, Vitaliy Maletskyi, reported that a humanitarian cargo arrived in Kremenchuk from the sister city of Alytus. It includes hygiene products and food products for displaced persons.

59-year-old Svitlana Perekopna from Lubny became the oldest woman of “Azov” who was captured and returned home on April 10 as part of the prisoner exchange. Since May 2022, the heroine had been in captivity. The Association of Families of Defenders of “Azovstal” informed about the return of Svitlana Perekopna.

Cherkasy oblast

Shahed drones and reconnaissance drones developed by Cherkasy volunteers will soon be mass-produced. It took 10 months to implement the project. The developers wanted drones to be able to bypass the invaders’ electronic warfare forces.

The press service of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine reported that the territory of Cherkasy oblast, which is about 885 hectares, has been fully examined by pyrotechnics and no longer requires demining.

According to head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets, Alina Maleshko-Haburych, sergeant, Oleksandr Prytula, junior sergeant, and Oleh Dovhan, soldier, from Cherkasy oblast returned to their families as part of a large exchange of prisoners.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The Zaporizhzhia RMA reported that the russian troops fired 79 times at the region from multiple rocket launchers, artillery and aircraft. This morning, the russian army attacked Huliaipole with an airborne guided missile. There were no casualties, only civilian infrastructure was damaged. Forty-five residential and industrial buildings came under enemy fire. The strikes hit the settlements of Polohivskyi and Vasylivskyi districts. Drones were used in the shelling.

The aftermath of a shelling in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Photo: National Police

The russian occupation army is panicking and preparing for a counteroffensive by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. They are hastily trying to dig trenches and prepare positions for defense. In addition, the invaders are cutting down Melitopol forestry and taking wood to equip defensive positions and build fortifications.

Russian soldiers have intensified terrorizing the local population in the temporarily occupied Enerhodar in Zaporizhzhia oblast in anticipation of a Ukrainian counteroffensive. 

Putin’s terrorists have increased the area of mined areas near the city and are increasingly resorting to looting. If until now only the coastline and the territory around the perimeter of the nuclear power plant were mined, they have now moved on to mining the surrounding villages, forest belts, and plantations. They have intensified repressive measures against local residents: citizens are being forced to take russian passports by any means necessary. 

The situation in the temporarily occupied Enerhodar is not improving. The humanitarian situation in the city is particularly difficult. Since September last year, the russian invaders have not allowed a single humanitarian cargo to enter the temporarily occupied territory. The situation with medicines is almost critical. The citizens live in terrible conditions. Anyone who encounters the occupiers on the street and does not have a russian passport is at risk of being forced to go to the basement.

The situation at ZNPP is becoming increasingly tense. The russian occupiers are fortifying the plant and, by all indications, preparing it for combat. A training ground has been set up near the plant. Sandbags have been placed all over the plant, in front of the entrance, and the territory is being fenced off. The occupiers also closed the entrance to the first checkpoint and dug deep trenches.

Mykolaiv oblast

According to Mykolaiv RMA, on April 10, the enemy fired at two communities in Mykolaiv oblast using various weapons. On April 10, at 11:30 a.m, 12:44 and 15:26, the enemy fired mortar and artillery shells at the water area of the Ochakiv community. There were no casualties. At 13:47, the enemy fired from MLRS at the settlements of the Kutsurub community. A hit was recorded in the open area. There were no casualties or damage. On April 11, at 05:48, a BM-21 Grad was fired at the direction of the Kutsurub community. There were no casualties.

In Mykolaiv oblast, to eliminate the consequences of russian aggression, units of the State Emergency Service were engaged 24 times to identify explosive devices, 38 such devices were seized.

Yesterday, the head of Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Kim reported the loss of a Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopter by the russians. The helicopter was shot down. No details were provided “for security reasons”.

Odesa oblast

The “South” Operational Command reported that in Odesa oblast, the night of April 10-11 passed without any air raid alerts and without any shelling. Russian aircraft activity in the south of Ukraine has somewhat decreased. In the Black Sea, the russian naval grouping currently consists of eight units, including one missile carrier with four “calibers” on board. At the same time, due to the storm, the danger of mines in the sea has increased, which is also a great threat to the population of the region.

The power outages will no longer affect the work of the Kiliya Multidisciplinary Hospital as it is fully supplied with generators. The doctors and their patients received help from UNICEF.

An Easter workshop was held at the Odesa House of Children and Youth Creativity. The event was held as part of the charity marathon “Bright deeds for a bright day”. The participants had the opportunity to learn how to decorate Easter eggs and make holiday souvenirs that were sent to the soldiers defending the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Kherson oblast

According to the Kherson Regional Military  Administration, russian occupiers shelled the church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kherson. The shelling was carried out from russian artillery. As a result of the shelling, windows were smashed, the roof and walls of the church were damaged. The russian invaders shelled the city of Beryslav from the air, damaging residential buildings, some of which are beyond repair. One of the industrial enterprises was hit. The building was seriously damaged.

Beryslav after russian troops’ shelling. Photo from social media

Russians continue to shell infrastructure facilities on the left bank of Kherson oblast. They struck the school building of Kardashynka village school of the Kardashynka starosta of the Holoprystan community. This is the fifth or sixth hit. In the regional center, a cardiology clinic, a district council and a museum were damaged by russian army’s attacks. In the Korabel and KhBK neighborhoods, shelling damaged private, five-story and nine-story buildings and cars.

In Kherson region, russian military dropped a grenade from a drone into a boat with young people. The injured boy and girl from Beryslav district were transported to a hospital in Kherson. Both are currently in serious condition.

In the Kherson region, 25 modular houses have been installed for internally displaced persons and local residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged by russian shelling.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The RMA representatives visited the fighters of the Volyn 100th Brigade, who are currently defending Ukraine in Donetsk oblast. They handed over cars, generators, a mobile generator station, Starlink complexes, drones, food, etc.

A hundred Ukrainian servicemen were returned from russian captivity. Among them are two Volynians, Vitalii Smal, born in 1986, city of Lutsk; Kasian Viacheslav, National Guard, born in 1986, city of Slavutych.

In Lutsk, the district council banned the activities of the UOC moscow patriarchate in the district.

Zakarpattia oblast

Uzhhorod held an Easter charity event Easter Cake for a Warrior. People in all communities of the oblast baked 8K Easter Cake for defenders in military units in areas where hostilities are currently ongoing. Fighters also received a car.

The final workshop on the project “Ensuring public safety through the cooperation of law enforcement agencies and the use of advanced video surveillance systems in Uzhhorod and Satu-Mar” was held online.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

From Ivano-Frankivsk oblast a military vehicle was sent to the front thanks to the “Rotary Club” CF.

For the 5th time, Paul Runge, an ophthalmologist from the US, consults at the Regional Children’s Hospital. Since the war began, he has come to Ukrainian hospitals as a volunteer to help Ukrainian medics.

The RMA reported that the distribution of aid to rural families from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has begun in Prykarpattia.

Lviv oblast

A modern rehabilitation building of the National Center Unbroken was opened in Lviv. It has 7 floors with the most modern rehabilitation equipment, and every year 10K Ukrainians will be able to receive help here.

The Lviv Regional Clinical Hospital received a car from the team of the University Clinic of Basel (Switzerland) Universitätsspital Basel.

The Starosambir Waterworks received a 80 kW generator from UNICEF Ukraine.

Primary school students of the Sambir region received about 1.3K sets of school backpacks from UNICEF Ukraine.

100 balcony blocks were replaced in the Lviv geriatric boarding house thanks to the foundation Let’s help together with the financial support of CORE partners.

During the fair, UAH 10K were collected in Novoiavoriv school #3. These funds were donated to the City of Good People CF for the purchase of a quadcopter for the soldiers of the 66th battalion of the 103rd separate territorial defense brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Children’s clubs of Lviv, together with the city department of youth policy, held a charity event Pysankovy razmay. During the event, it was possible to collect over UAH 36K for the needs of the military.

Among the defenders of Ukraine, released from russian captivity yesterday, is a military man from Strii region. Vitalii Martsinkovskii has been defending for Ukraine since 2020. He spent over a year in captivity.

A meeting of the regional working group on decommunization was held in Strii region. As members of the regional group said, it is Strii region striving to become the first region in Ukraine to be cleared of soviet monuments.

A soldier of the 103rd Separate Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Mykhailo Redka from Zolochiv region, was awarded with the 3th Order of Courage (posthumously). The soldier was killed while performing a combat mission in Donetsk oblast in September 2022.

The exhibition Stories from the Occupied Crimea was opened in Lviv. 22 photos of Ukrainian reporters are a unique chronicle of life on the peninsula illegally annexed by russia and documentary evidence of repression against Ukrainian citizens, specifically representatives of the Crimean Tatar people.

Exhibition Stories from the Occupied Crimea. Photo: Lviv RMA

Maksym Kozytskyi, head of the Lviv RMA, received a decorated casing from an artillery projectile with a caliber of 155 millimeters from the 24th separate mechanized brigade named after King Danilo, who are currently defending Bakhmut. This sleeve is a thanks from the soldiers for the 1K Freedom Cars project initiated by Maksym Kozytskyi.

Thanks from the soldiers. Photo: Lviv RMA

Rivne oblast

A firefighter training project is being implemented in the oblast thanks to cooperation with the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, the Polish partner region.

Rivne oblast received a Renault Duster SUV from the World Health Organization Ukraine representative office with the assistance of the EU. It will be used for work in remote settlements.

Portable charging stations were sent to the Administrative Services Center of Rivne thanks to the United Nations Development Program and the Government of Japan.

One of 100 Ukrainians released from captivity is a resident of Rivne oblast. Ivan Denisovets, senior sergeant, is from the village of Kamiane in the Sarnen region. The soldier was captured at Azovstal.

Ternopil oblast

The RMA reported that the units of the State Emergency Service in Ternopil oblast have undergone special tactical training on elimination of emergency situations related to ecological fires.

For the 6th day in a row, in Ternopil, there are rallies against the UOC moscow patriarchate. Activists brought white sheets covered in red paint, symbolizing thousands of Ukrainians killed by the occupiers.

Rally against the moscow Patriarchate. Photo from social networks

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that on April 22, the Steel Border charity run will be held in support of the needs of combat units of the 15th Mobile Border Detachment Steel Border of the Assault Guard.

The RMA was awarded with the 3th For Courage (posthumously). The families of Vitalii Polishchuk, Yurii Kostiuchenko, Nazar Makarenko and Viacheslav Thorzhevsky received state awards.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Chernivtsi RMA concluded a memorandum on cooperation with the Rokada Chernivtsi CF. It aims at further cooperation and assistance to IDPs, those in difficult life circumstances and people with special needs.

The RMA reported that in Vyzhnychyna, 300 Easter treats were sent to soldiers on the front line.

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

Troels Lund Poulsen, acting Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Denmark, reported that by summer, Ukraine will receive the first batch of about 100 Leopard-1 tanks. He also added that Ukraine may receive CAESAR next month. The Ukrainian military is already training on them at training grounds in Denmark.

The European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) stated that flight restrictions over Ukraine will remain in place until 2029. The document clarifies that it is about returning to usual flight routes. Flight restrictions will also apply in the airspace of the russian federation, belarus and Moldova.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Richard Branson, British billionaire, who joined United24. The further restoration of Ukraine and humanitarian demining were discussed.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a phone conversation with Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece. They discussed security cooperation.

Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine, arrived in Canada. It is planned to hold meetings with Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister, high-ranking US officials and participation in the Spring Meetings.

Austria announced that they would arrest putin in the event of his arrival. Karolina Edtstadler, Minister of EU Affairs and the Constitution in the Government of Austria, said that Austria will fulfill its obligations under international and criminal law.

Estonia can purchase F-16 fighter jets from the US and transfer them to Ukraine. Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, called this decision “correct”, while waiting for an escalation based on results of the implementation of the “decision” is a wrong perspective.

Alexander Olmedo, representative of the French delegation, said that the world will continue to provide defense support to Ukraine despite russia’s manipulation of the UN.

Over the past two months, reconnaissance planes of Ukrainian allies have made a record number of flights along the borders of Ukraine, russia, and belarus.

Flight map. Photo from social networks


Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Tamara Moshkovska, Sofia Ratynska, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Vita Petrenko, Аnna Efremova, Halyna Vaskiv

Translated by Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Ioanna Kryvenko, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Yevheniia Sukhonos, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya 

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