War in Ukraine today: latest news, April 4, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 405th 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 russian army launched 2 missile and 28 air strikes. 17 Shahed-136 UAVs were used, 14 of them were destroyed by Ukrainian troops. The russian army also launched 7 MLRS attacks. The attacks have killed and wounded civilians.

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

The russian army continues to focus its main efforts on offensive operations towards Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mariinka. Over 45 russian attacks were repelled during the day of April 4. Bakhmut and Mariinka remain hot spots.

Towards Volyn, Polissia, Siversk, and Sloboda, no significant changes in the operational situation, no signs of the formation of russian offensive groups were found. Certain units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine. The russian federation continues to use the airspace and territory of the republic of belarus and its military infrastructure.The russian army continues to maintain military presence in the border areas of Kursk and Belgorod oblasts. Russian troops shelled the settlements of Bachivsk, Volfyne, Zapsillya, Sumy oblast, Veterynarne, Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Rublene, and Dvorichanske, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, Masiutivka, Kupiansk, Kamianka, Pershotravneve, Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivske, and Krokhmalne, Luhansk oblast, came under russian fire.

Towards Lyman, russian military conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Kreminna. Makiivka, Dibrova, Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast, Ivanivka, Kolodiazi, and Zarichne, Donetsk oblast, were shelled with artillery.

Towards Bakhmut, russian assault on the city of Bakhmut continues. Ukrainian military repelled about 20 attacks by the russian army. Russian troops conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Bohdanivka, Donetsk oblast. Vasiukivka, Minkivka, Bakhmut, Hryhorivka, Ivanivske, Bila Hora, Kleban-Byk, and Novodmytrivka suffered from russian shelling.

Towards Avdiivka and Marinka, the russian army conducted offensive operations in the vicinity of Novokalynove, Pervomaiske, and Mariinka. None of them were successful. At the same time, Russian troops shelled the settlements of Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, and Mariinka, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the russian army did not conduct any offensive operations. Russian troops were actively using UAVs to detect Ukrainian positions and adjust the artillery fire. Russian soldiers shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the russian army continues to build up its defensive capabilities. Russian troops shelled Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohiria, Mala Tokmachka, Kamyanske, Zaporizhzhia oblast, Beryslav, Vesele, Burhunka, Antonivka, Veletenske, and the city of Kherson.

Russian troops continue to steal from civilian citizens of the temporarily occupied territories, appropriating their private houses. The so-called occupation “authorities” of Starobilsk town (Luhansk oblast) use public service workers to move russian militaries into apartments and houses temporarily abandoned by Ukrainian citizens. This happens under the guise of preventive inspections of utility meter readings by the utility companies.

Also, cases of civilians being taken away to unknown destinations without any explanations after random checks of their mobile phones have become more frequent.

The Ukrainian Air Force launched 7 air strikes on the concentration of russian troops. Ukrainian rocket and artillery units hit 2 command posts, and 1 electronic warfare station of the russian army.

Since the full-scale russian invasion began, the Ministry of Health Care estimated the losses incurred to medical facilities at 2.5 billion dollars.  978 medical facilities were destroyed or damaged.  596 drugstores and 650 ambulances were also destroyed. 

According to the spokesman of the Air Defense Forces of Ukraine Yurii Ihnat, russia uses up to 20 guided glide bombs daily. “The enemy aviation is actively used. The enemy uses glide bombs capable of flying tens of kilometers (up to 70 km). They operate Su-35 and Su-34 aircraft which are outside of impact zone of Ukrainian air defense systems. They pose a great threat which we have to respond to. Currently, there are available ammunition to adequately respond. To make sure the enemy aircraft do not cross the state borders, we badly need long-range air defense systems like Patriot and modern multi-functional jets.”, he noted. 

According to the deputy Minister of innovation, R&D development Mykhailo Fedoriv, the electronic paperwork will be implemented at schools and other educational institutions. Using Diia app, it will be possible to transfer to another school online. 

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russian federation shelled at least 10 settlements.

The Defence Ministers of Lithuania and Ukraine came to Kharkiv. Oleksii Reznikov and Arvydas Anusauskas visited Saltovka. Arvydas Anusauskas “assured of the unchanging course of Lithuania to support Ukraine and provide assistance as long as necessary”.

Prosecutor’s Office said that during the occupation of one of the settlements in Kharkiv oblast, three russian soldiers kidnapped and raped a girl. Investigators have identified the invaders and notified them of suspicion of violating the laws and customs of war in absentia.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration reported that at about 5 am, russian invaders shelled Kupiansk again. A non-residential building was damaged.

Viktor Kovalenko, head of Zolochiv Village Military Administration informed that around 1:30 pm, russians shelled Odnorobivka with artillery. According to him, the shells destroyed a garage and damaged a car that was there. Two buildings and power lines were also damaged.

Yesterday, the enemy continued to attack settlements in Kupiansk, Chuhuiv and Kharkiv regions. Kupiansk was shelled twice during the day.

Yesterday, the enemy shelled Dvorichna at least 48 times and Zapadne village in Kupiansk region 36 times. Russians were attacking with rocket and cannon artillery, tanks, mortars and aircraft.

A 28-year-old civilian man was injured as a result of shelling in Vovchansk and Vovchanski Khutory village in Chuhuiv region. He was hospitalised with light injuries.

Tamaz Hambarashvili, head of Vovchansk Military Administration noted that in Tykhe village of Chuhuiv region, enemy shelling destroyed an infrastructure facility and a private building. A mobile phone tower fell down after the shelling. According to him, there is no connection in the village now.

Mine clearance is ongoing. Yesterday, more than 6.5 hectares of territory were inspected and 108 explosive devices defused.

Destructions in Kupiansk region. Photo: telegram channel of Oleh Syniehubov/Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

Donetsk oblast

About 260 buildings on 30 streets are flooded in Kramatorsk. This is the latest information on the emergency that occurred in the settlement of Kramatorsk community. A floodgate on one of the ponds has been partially destroyed, resulting in uncontrolled water flow. The water is coming in. 17 people, including two children, are evacuated from the flooded area of Kramatorsk community.

Flooded Kramatorsk. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Towards Bakhmut, yesterday the Defence Forces eliminated 91 russian soldiers and destroyed a tank, a Grad multiple rocket launcher and three field ammunition depots. According to the spokesperson for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Serhii Cherevatyi, this frontline remains the main area of russian attacks.

Yesterday, russian troops attacked the positions of the Defence Forces towards Avdiivka 35 times, launched four airstrikes and used chemical weapons. This could have been a Soviet K-51 grenade.

The Ministry of Reintegration of the Occupied Territories reported that forced evacuation of children was announced in 21 settlements of Donetsk oblast. According to the decision of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, 126 children are to be evacuated from dangerous frontline settlements. The children will be evacuated with their parents or guardians by White Angels police crews in armoured vehicles.

Mariupol City Council said that many new burials have appeared at the Starokrymske cemetery in Mariupol due to the low level of medical care. There are not enough doctors, medical institutions do not have the necessary equipment and medicines.

Anastasiia Medvedieva, spokeswoman of the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office informed that russian troops shelled Krasnohorivka with artillery. A shop assistant was killed as a result of the shelling.

At night, russians attacked Kurakhove community with artillery, including cluster munitions and missiles. The city’s shopping centre, Ukrposhta, Ukrtelecom, hospital and several apartment blocks were damaged. There were no casualties.

Toretsk also suffered two missile attacks in the middle of the night, killing 2 people and damaging a mine, a mechanical repair plant and private buildings.

Towards Volnovakha, Vuhledar and Bohoiavlenka were shelled, without any casualties.

Towards Horlivka, 2 administrative buildings, 3 apartment blocks and a private building in Bakhmut were damaged. Kostiantynivka, Chasiv Yar and the outskirts of Soledar community were under attack.

Towards Lysychansk, buildings on two streets in Siversk were damaged.

Aftermath of a missile strike. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Military Administration said that yesterday russians killed 4 civilians: 2 in Toretsk, 1 in Avdiivka and 1 in Torske. Three more people were injured in the region.

Luhansk oblast

Oleksii Smyrnov, acting head of the Regional Military Administration reported that the enemy continues to shell settlements along the frontline. This time they targeted Makiivka, Nevske, Kreminna, Dibrova and Bilohorivka.

Russians attacked near Nevske, Kreminna, Dibrova and Serebrianka forestry yesterday. Their attempts were unsuccessful – Ukrainian troops are holding the line towards Lyman and Kupiansk. The enemy has been active there for more than a month, conducting unsuccessful offensive actions. Recently, our soldiers managed to destroy an enemy Buk anti-aircraft missile system, Borisoglebsk-2 automated electronic suppression system RB-301B and an ammunition depot.

Luhansk Regional Military Administration said that the invaders are forcing entrepreneurs to open accounts in a sanctioned bank and due to bad weather, the enemy could not deliver bread to Sievierodonetsk for four days.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

DTEK Kyiv Electric Networks reported that over 5,000 power grid accidents were eliminated in Kyiv last fall and winter. 348 of these accidents occurred due to missile attacks by the russian federation and more than 500 due to the emergency operation of the power system. Schedules of stabilization shutdowns were used in the capital for 124 days. More than 700 energy facilities and 126 kilometers of lines have been repaired, and electricity supply to 1 million customers has been restored in recent months.

Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for the Management of the Exclusion Zone Yevhen Kramarenko said that Ukraine has received 15 million euros for the reconstruction of the Chernobyl zone from donor countries. A total of 225 million euros is expected to come from international partners. According to the plan for the restoration of the zone, it is planned to demine the entire territory, restore computer and office equipment, infrastructure and equipment for handling radioactive materials.

In the Ukrainian House, people who took part in the liberation of Kyiv oblast were awarded. Among the awardees are medical workers, rescuers, security guards, volunteers, businessmen, teachers, government officials and drivers. At the end of the event, the guests were presented with a screen adaptation of the film “Heroes’ Oblast”, in which the direct participants of the events starred as actors.

Viktor Horenko and Moshe Reuven Azman met in the Central Synagogue of Kyiv. The commander of the SOF of Ukraine thanked the Jewish community and the Chief Rabbi for the comprehensive help and support of the Special Operations Forces. The meeting discussed joint projects for the rehabilitation of servicemen of the SOF and providing them with medical assistance.

The twin city of Hamburg will continue to help the capital, Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said after meeting with the German city’s mayor, Peter Chencher. The meeting discussed the provision by western partners of buses and means of communication for “ambulance” stations, rescuers, and communal services.

On the occasion of the International Mine Awareness Day, rescuers together with foreign partners opened the exhibition “War through the eyes of pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service” and held a mine safety training. Also, visitors could familiarize themselves with samples of mines that can be found on the territory of Ukraine after the full-scale invasion of russia. The event took place in the pavilion of the Golden Gate metro station.

Singer Jamala together with the National Symphony Orchestra will present her new album “QIRIM” in Kyiv on May 5. It included 14 ancient Crimean Tatar songs, which the artist carefully collected over decades. More than 80 musicians from Crimea joined the work on the album.

Zhytomyr oblast

The authorities of Zhytomyr have prepared an appeal to the International Olympic Committee and sister cities of Zhytomyr regarding the prevention of participation of russian and belarusian athletes in the Olympic Games and the Asian Games until the end of the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine. The corresponding draft decision was published on the website of the city council, which calls on international organizations and sister cities of Zhytomyr to express a decisive position.

The Zhytomyr RMA reported that construction of a rehabilitation center to create an inclusive space in Zhytomyr oblast is underway. It is being built on the basis of the “Hope” children’s camp of the charity organization Caritas-Spes.

Thanks to the help of UNICEF, the Khoroshiv community received a modern autonomous modular boiler house with a capacity of 1000 kilowatts for the needs of the hospital. The cost of the boiler house is over UAH 5 million. Funds for connecting the boiler house and the necessary documentation are planned to be allocated from the budget of the local community.

The young athlete dedicated her victory at the Ukrainian kickboxing championship to the “White Angel” police unit. 15-year-old Oleksandra and her mother moved to Zhytomyr oblast from Donetsk oblast due to the full-scale invasion of the russian federation and constant shelling. The love of sports was instilled in the girl from an early age by her policeman father, who currently serves in the “White Angel” evacuation group and, despite heavy shelling, continues to travel to the most dangerous places in Donetsk oblast to evacuate locals.

15-year-old Oleksandra won the Ukrainian kickboxing championship and dedicated the victory to the “White Angel” police officers. Photo: Juvenile Police of Ukraine

Sumy oblast

As a result of night shelling of the border communities of Sumy oblast, 3 people were injured in Seredyna-Buda. As reported in Sumy RMA, the russian military launched 4 artillery strikes on the central part of the city. As a result of the shelling, the premises of the House of Culture and the administrative building were damaged. The Esman community was also under shelling.

The day before, the russians shelled the Bilopillia community three times. A total of 14 mortar hits and 100 AGS shots were recorded.

Acting head of the Sumy RMA Taras Savchenko announced that the strategy for recovery and economic development of Sumy oblast was presented to the French delegation. The temporary charge d’affaires of the French Republic in Ukraine Benjamin Rorig and the law enforcement attaché of the Embassy of the French Republic in Ukraine Sébastien Dordin visited the oblast. The meeting discussed promising areas of cooperation in the economic, humanitarian and security spheres.

On the territory of the Znob-Novhorodske settlement community, with the support of the U-LEAD Program, they are planning to create an Agrarian service that will contribute to improving food security. The amount of the project is more than UAH 1.4 million. The main target audience is low-income and elderly families who, with proper support, could increase the amount of fruit and vegetable production on their own plots of land.

Three villages of the Lypova Dolyna hromada plan to be renamed as part of de-russification. Such a decision was made by the deputies during the session of the regional council. The village of Moskovske will be named Myrne, the village of Chervonohirka will be renamed Masoniv, and Chervona Dolyna will be renamed Dolyna. 

Chernihiv oblast

russian fighter jets dropped two bombs near the center of Pechenyugy village. As a result of the shelling, a private house and farm buildings caught fire, one resident of the village was hospitalized with injuries. The village of Leonivka came under artillery shelling – 22 hits were recorded.

Head of the Chernihiv RMA Vyacheslav Chaus said that Latvian partners will help in the reconstruction of Chernihiv oblast. This was discussed at a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Ukraine Ilgvars Klyava. According to him, the emphasis was on new initiatives in the restoration of critical infrastructure, in particular kindergartens.

A sewing factory is being created in Nizhyn, which will sew clothes for the Armed Forces. The community became the winner of the grant competition as part of the “Measures for Economic Growth” project and won 100,000 euros. The grant includes the purchase of equipment. Initially, the sewing factory is planned to be placed in one of the premises of the educational institution.

The Chernihiv RMA reported that according to the results of the third wave of implementation of the program “Own business” of the government project “eRobota” in Chernihiv oblast, 8 positive decisions were added to receive a micro-grant for starting or developing a business. New service stations, cafes, and coffee shops should appear in the oblast. The entrepreneurs also plan to develop the business of charcoal production, sewing of outerwear and repair of household appliances. The hospitality complex and the medical center will offer new unique services to clients.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Consequences of enemy shelling. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk

Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Serhii Lysak informed about 6 more new cars handed over to the soldiers from Dnipropetrovsk oblast. The combined strategic groups of the “Khortytsia” and “Tavriia” troops received two cars each.

Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Serhii Lysak informed about over 6,000 munitions defused by pyrotechnics in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. Most objects are in the Kryvyi Rih, Synelnykove and Nikopol regions.

Vinnytsia oblast

​​Employees of the explosives police service resumed demining the liberated territories of the Kherson oblast. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​They inspect settlements, residential and non-residential premises, fields, and gardens.

In Vinnytsia, the Red Cross teams will continue free check-ups of residents in April.

Kirovohrad oblast

According to Head of the Kirovohrad Regional State Administration Andrii Raikovych, 12 Ukrainians, including Volodymyr Priadko from Svitlovodsk, Kirovohrad oblast, were released from captivity yesterday.

Almost 120 students in Kropyvnytskyi joined the all-Ukrainian campaign to write a radio dictation on the topic of mine danger. It was initiated by the UNICEF Children’s Fund, the State Service for Emergency Situations, Ukrainian Radio, and the Center for Mine Action.

Poltava oblast

In the Poltava region, they are working on the creation of the Barnakhus Center for the protection of children who have suffered from violence. The project is implemented with the support of the Office of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine. They will communicate with children to document war crimes as well.

Cherkasy oblast

According to Head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets, 10 military trucks –  four-wheel drive, maneuverable, diesel – were handed over to one of the divisions of the Territorial Defence Brigade from Cherkasy.

According to Head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets,  Kherson Oblast received aid from Cherkasy Oblast. Almost 40 tons of planting material, products, baby food, medicines, and clothes t for the residents of Visokopillia and Velyka Oleksandrivka were sent time.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Today, residents of one of the settlements under constant enemy fire discovered an explosive object. They immediately reported the discovery to the rescuers. Pyrotechnics arrived at the scene and found that it was a 500 kg FAB-500 aircraft bomb. It fell near the yard of local residents. The bomb was removed and destroyed. 

Pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service removed and destroyed an aircraft bomb found by residents of Zaporizhzhia oblast. Photo: from social media

russian occupation forces continue to prepare for a possible counteroffensive by the Ukrainian Defense Forces. In the occupied part of Zaporizhzhia oblast, russians are actively mining fields with anti-tank mines, in particular in the areas of Mykhailivka and Orlianske.

In the occupied Berdiansk, the local “administration” has posted notices around the city calling on local residents to start evacuating. Residents without personal transportation will be evacuated by bus from several city locations. Residents with personal vehicles should evacuate on their own or in convoys. Preliminary evacuation route: Berdiansk – Mariupol – Rostov-on-Don.

In the occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia region, the invaders are rapidly destroying national identity among local residents: they are confiscating Ukrainian books and banning Ukrainian history. First they reduced and now they are completely removing Ukrainian language and literature from the school curriculum.

russians continue to steal Ukrainian grain. The main transportation artery is Mariupol. Here, grain trucks from the Kherson/Zaporizhzhia route connect with grain trucks from Volnovakha. And everything goes to Muscovy in huge caravans.

The occupiers do not allow farmers to start sowing without a russian passport in the temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia oblast.

Taiwanese government organizations have donated 31 powerful generators for “points of invincibility” and other public institutions in Zaporizhzhia.

Mykolaiv oblast

Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration said that last night, up to 17 launches of russian Shahed-136/131 UAVs were detected by air defense forces in the southern direction. One drone was destroyed over Mykolaiv oblast.

Senior Advisor to the U.S. Helsinki Commission Paul Massaro visited Mykolaiv. Volunteers showed him the consequences of russian attacks on Mykolaiv and discussed future cooperation with the Americans.

Mykolaiv received tablets from our partners to record damage to infrastructure in the city. These are 10 LENOVO tablets for a total of over UAH 71 thousand. The equipment has already been handed over to the Housing and Utilities Department of Mykolaiv City Council.

Odesa oblast

South Operational Command reported in the Black Sea, the enemy fleet grouping currently has 7 ships on combat duty: 3 of them are missile carriers. The total volley is up to 20 “calibers”.

On the night of April 4, russian troops attacked southern Ukraine with attack drones. There were 17 launches of Shaheed drones. Thirteen drones were shot down over Odesa region. A hit on one of the enterprises in Odesa region caused a fire, which rescuers managed to extinguish by morning. 

The head of an Odesa monastery flatly refused to join the OCU, explaining that she had taken an oath of allegiance to the Moscow Patriarchate of the russian Orthodox Church and still considers the so-called Patriarch Kirill to be her leader.

An information plaque dedicated to the inclusion of the city center in the UNESCO World Heritage List was unveiled in Odesa today. The UNESCO Director-General noted that the organization will continue to support Odesa. In particular, it will promote the digitalization of local museums.

The center of Odesa is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Photo: from social media

Kherson oblast

According to Kherson Regional Military Administration, on April 3, russian troops fired 61 times at Kherson region, launching 224 shells. The invaders shelled Kherson four times. Ten enemy shells hit a residential area of the city and the territory of a medical institution. One person was killed.

russians are provoking an environmental disaster at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. Now it is exclusively a military facility. The occupiers have raised the gates and are discharging water, creating an environmental hazard. Recently, the level of the Kakhovka reservoir has been at a low point. If it drops even lower, there will be problems with water intake. 

The russian occupiers are closing shopping centers, shops, and hospitals in some towns in the Kakhovka district of Kherson region. People are forbidden to leave their homes and go out. In some villages of the district, pensioners are being abused by the invaders. In particular, to receive their pensions, they have to stand in line. Instead, not everyone has enough pensions and not in full.

Humanitarian aid from Saudi Arabia arrived in Kherson region: 33 generators, blankets and hygiene products for adults. All this will be distributed throughout the region within a week.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The Donetsk National Technical University, moved to Lutsk, will conduct free preparatory courses for the National Multi-Subject Test-2023. Classes will be held online on weekends for IDPs in Volyn oblast.

Instructors of the Ternove Pole training center received badges “For the assistance of the army” from the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and certificates of honor from the mayor of Lutsk.

Zakarpattia oblast

The Zakarpattia Regional Council reported that in Khust, with the support of the French government, a modern water purification system for 400 households was opened.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

During the 404 days of the full-scale war, 308 air raid signals were sounded in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. Last month, 22 alarms were recorded (26 hours 45 minutes) (18 alarms were in February, with a time of 21 hours 53 minutes). The longest air alert was on March 9. It lasted 4 hours. 09 minutes, the shortest was on March 15 and 30, lasting 17 minutes each. The largest number of air alarms was on March 14. They sounded 4 times that day. The maximum number of days without alarms is 7 days. The “mode of silence” lasted from March 23 to 30.

The RMA held a meeting with John Shmorgun, American-Ukrainian head of the “Move Ukraine” organization. They discussed the construction of social housing for veterans and IDPs in Kalush region.

In Kalush region, IDPs received portable chargers from the non-governmental “SOS Children’s Villages” CF.

Lviv oblast

The RMA held a meeting with a delegation from the Czech Republic led by Milan Merts, first deputy mayor of Khomutov. They discussed opening more educational and practical centers.

160 Yeti 500X portable charging stations for Lviv oblast were sent by UNDP with the financial support of the Government of Japan. The first 40 portable power sources were received by territorial communities of the Lviv district the day before.

Representatives of the Plankenfels German community visited the Sambir region. During the full-scale war, a bus, generators and flashlights for schools, sleeping bags and sleeping bags, clothes and shoes, heating devices and necessary items for the military were handed over to the Rudkiv community.

The community of Kraków and the Kraków Vodokanal donated humanitarian aid, namely, mattresses, linens, blankets, towels, disinfectant solutions, antiseptics and household chemicals, for the medical sector of the Drohobych community.

The Kamianka-Buzka community received a fire truck from the Vodinje commune (Poland), which has been a community partner since 2016.

Rom Stevens, an anesthesiologist, professor and doctor of medical sciences, with a team of medics from Ohio, Houston, Dallas, Cleveland, who work in American institutions of higher education, came to Lviv. Specialists plan to teach Ukrainian medics and students in the areas of blood transfusion, treatment of shock in war victims, resuscitation and ultrasound examination.

A regional action plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace, Security” was approved in Lviv oblast. The document was adapted to the conditions of martial law, it is aimed at regulating the equal participation of women and men in military processes and combating gender-based violence.

The Lviv City Council reported that Invincible Centers in the city, which started working at the end of November last year, are suspending their work in connection with the improvement of weather conditions and the availability of stable electricity supply. However, if necessary, they will be ready to resume their work.

A charity concert “Road to Victory” was held in Lviv. Over UAH 50K collected will be given to the needs of the army.

A “Safety Classroom” was opened in the Novoskvariavsk school of the Lviv district. Here children learn how to act in case of danger.

Rivne oblast

The RMA reported that the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship donated 30 computers for shelters of regional educational institutions of the boarding type.

Ternopil oblast

Chaplain Yevhen Flysta received the rank of military chaplain officer. Father Yevhen is a graduate of the first six-month training course under a special program for the training of military chaplains-officers at the Military Institute of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University.

On April 10-11, Ternopil will host the “Easter Motives” festival organized by volunteers of the Severodonetsk Humanitarian Hub for IDPs from Luhansk oblast.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

In the Khmelnytskyi UOC, the moscow patriarchate was deprived of the right to use 13 plots of land. The decision was made unanimously by 38 deputies present. All decisions before the plenary session were reviewed by the land commission.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Chernivtsi City Council signed a memorandum of cooperation with the CSR Ukraine (the Center “Development of corporate social responsibility”). It is planned to open a hub for women entrepreneurs. The memorandum was signed as part of the “Ukrainian Women Entrepreneurs Hub: Offline” project.

Almost 70 IDPs of a vulnerable category, who currently live in the Klishkovetsk community, received humanitarian aid, namely, fleeces and blankets (optional), from the “Right to Defense” CF.

The RMA reported that students of 3-4 grades of the Mamaiv school baked delicacies with their own hands, which were then handed over to the Chernivtsi military hospital for defenders.

Cooking goodies from the military. Photo: Chernivtsi RMA

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

In March, the UN recorded 178 deaths and 587 injuries. The organization emphasizes that the real killed toll is much higher because there are delays in receiving information from some places where intense fighting is ongoing, and many reports still need to be confirmed. Since the war began, the UN recorded 8 451 killed and 14 156 wounded among the civilian population.

Ukraine received $2.7 billion from the IMF as part of a new support program. On March 31, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund approved the largest financial assistance for Ukraine since the war began – it will amount to $15.6 billion.

Lisha Schreinemacher, Minister of Foreign Trade, and Wopke Hoekstra, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated that the Netherlands allocated an aid package to Ukraine in the amount of EUR 274 million. From this package, EUR 180 million will be allocated to humanitarian aid, agriculture and reconstruction works. The rest of the package, EUR 94 million, will be allocated for non-lethal support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the fight against impunity and the preservation of cultural heritage.

John Kirby, coordinator of the National Security Council of the White House, announced that the US will send a new aid package to Ukraine already this week. What exactly will be included in the new package is currently unknown.

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, appealed to the member countries to allocate €500 million per year for the Comprehensive Aid Package to Ukraine, through which it receives non-lethal aid. The total amount of aid provided by NATO and its members to Ukraine since the war began has exceeded EUR 150 billion.

Norway joined the 10th package of EU sanctions against the russian federation.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director General. They discussed Ukrainian cultural objects destroyed and damaged by russia.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the delegation of the House of Representatives of the US Congress from the Republican Party led by the chairman of Mike Turner, Standing Committee on Intelligence. Support for Ukraine was discussed.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a phone conversation with Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. They discussed the preparation of the 11th package of sanctions against the russian federation.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister. They discussed the situation on the battlefield and further security needs of Ukraine.

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, discussed the supply of ammunition to Ukraine with Josep Borrell, Head of EU diplomacy. Borrell said that the EU will continue to support Ukraine as long as necessary until russia stops its aggression.

Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavliuk, First Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, met with representatives of the American company Tetra Tech. They discussed a unique humanitarian demining project.

Rafael Mariano Grossi, IAEA Director General, will visit kaliningrad on Wednesday as part of consultations aimed at ensuring the protection of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine during a military conflict.

Lithuania banned russians from buying real estate in the country. The ban will be in effect until 2024. In addition, Vilnius stops issuing visas to citizens of russia and belarus.

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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