War in Ukraine today: latest news, March 13, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 383th 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 aggressor continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive actions against Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka and Shakhtarsk, trying to reach the administrative border of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

The enemy conducted 29 air and 6 missile strikes, striking, in particular, the vocational and agricultural lyceum in Znob-Novhorodske, Sumy oblast. One civilian was killed and 5 other civilians wounded. Russian occupiers also hit a school in Avdiivka, Donetsk oblast, with two rockets, killing a local resident. In addition, the enemy fired more than 10 times from multiple launch rocket systems. 

There is still a high missile threat throughout Ukraine.

Towards Volyn, Polissia, Siversk and Sloboda, the operational situation remained unchanged. The enemy maintains its military presence near the state border of Ukraine, but no offensive groups have been detected. At the same time, the enemy continues to fortify the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk oblasts. During the day, the occupiers shelled Mikhalchyna Sloboda in Chernihiv oblast, Znob-Novhorodske, Bachivsk, Starykove and Shalyhyno in Sumy oblast, and Strilecha, Hlyboke, Lukiantsi, Hatyshche and Vovchansk in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy is attempting to break through the defense of our troops. There were some unsuccessful offensives towards Hrianykivka, Masiutivka, Nevske, Serebriany forestry, Bilohorivka and Verkhniokamianka. Hrianykivka, Kupiansk and Krokhmalne in Kharkiv oblast and Makiivka, Dibrova and Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast were shelled with artillery.

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy continues its attempts to capture the city of Bakhmut. Enemy attacks were repelled near Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, and fighting continues in Bakhmut. In particular, Bondarne, Vasiukivka, Dubove-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Bila Hora, Kostiantynivka and Zalizne in Donetsk oblast were subjected to hostile attacks.

Towards Avdiivka, Maryinka and Shakhtarsk, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives against Kamianka, Avdiivka, Severne, Pervomaiske and Marinka. Over 10 settlements near the contact line were shelled by the enemy. These include Kamianka, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Heorhiivka and Vuhledar in Donetsk oblast.

The enemy is conducting defensive actions towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson areas. In particular, Malynivka, Huliaypole, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Kamianske, and Novosilka in Zaporizhzhia oblast were shelled; Tamaryne and Ochakiv in Mykolaiv oblast, as well as more than 30 settlements in Kherson oblast came under fire. These include Zolota Balka, Havrylivka, Beryslav, Zelenivka, Blahovishchenske, Kherson and Dniprovske.

The enemy continues to suffer losses. For example, 150 mercenaries of the Wagner PMC were brought to the Bilovodsk regional hospital in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk oblast for treatment.

In the temporarily russian-occupied city of Enerhodar, at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the shortage of professional workers who can ensure operation of the plant is growing dramatically. After the russian occupiers hired people without appropriate education and experience, the russian representatives of Rosatom expired their contract. At the same time, they were denied the opportunity to sign a new contract or extend the existing one. They were also denied a return to russia, as there is no one else to work at the nuclear power plant. All this can lead to unpredictable consequences.

The Ukrainian Defense Forces aviation carried out 10 strikes on tbuildups of occupiers’ personnel and military equipment.

According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, as a result of Russia’s full-scale invasion, 1398 children were affected.  It is known that 464 children were killed and 934 were injured. Most children were affected in Donetsk oblast – 446, Kharkiv oblast – 273, Kyiv oblast – 123, Kherson oblast – 94, Zaporizhzhia oblast – 87, Mykolaiv oblast – 83, Chernihiv oblast – 68, Luhansk oblast – 66, and Dnipropetrovsk oblast – 66.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announces that Ukraine has started the 2nd sowing season since the full-scale invasion. The first 16 K hectares of grain were sown. He also noted that Ukraine and Poland have simplified border crossing for agricultural products.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the invaders tried to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops in Dvorichna. At least 12 settlements were shelled.  Russian troops tried to advance in Hrianykivka and Masiutivka but had no success.

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said on 13 March that 29 settlements remain under Russian occupation, three are in the ‘grey zone’ and fighting continues.

Serhii Melnyk, Head of the Kharkiv military garrison, said that in soldiers of the 40th separate artillery brigade from Chuhuiv oblast shot down a russian drone with an anti-tank grenade. It was probably a home-made UAV.

Referring to the Pisochyn community, residents, whose buildings were damaged by a russian missile strike on March 9, will receive building kits from UNICEF to restore windows and roofs.

The press service of the Kharkiv Regional Police informed that a soldier of the 27th motorized rifle brigade of the russian federation from moscow oblast was found in Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi, hiding in abandoned buildings after the de-occupation of the Kupiansk region.

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said that the bodies of the deceased women have not yet been removed from the rubble in Dvorichna. It is impossible to start the search without heavy equipment and because of the shelling, it is impossible to bring it to the rubble of the building. As a reminder, russia launched a missile attack on the building on 23 February.

In Snizhkivka village, Izium region, a 40-year-old civilian man stepped on a Butterfly mine near a field. As a result of the explosion, he sustained shrapnel wounds and a mine-blast injury. He was hospitalised in moderate condition.

The press service of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that russia shelled Hrianykivka in Kupiansk region with artillery, a man and a woman sustained shrapnel wounds.

Yesterday, the enemy continued to shell the border settlements of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv and Kupiansk regions. Specifically, russian invaders attacked Kupiansk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Strilecha, Velykyi Burluk and other settlements with artillery, tanks and mortars. There were no civilian casualties.

Mine clearance works are ongoing. Yesterday, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service defused 107 explosive ordnance.

Donetsk oblast

Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, Commander of the Ground Forces, informed that the situation around Bakhmut remains difficult. Wagner assault units are advancing from several directions, trying to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops and advance to the central areas of the city.

Mykola Kovalenko, Head of the Ocheretyne Village Military Administration, said that there is fighting in Krasnohorivka near Avdiivka.

Based on the information provided by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, towards Bakhmut, border guards captured a member of the Wagner PMC.

One person was killed and at least two injured as a result of the enemy missile attack on Avdiivka. The enemy launched two missiles at the city – one of them hit a school building where a humanitarian centre was located. A woman was killed in the shelling.

Five more civilians were injured in Kostiantynivka, which was shelled by Uragan multiple rocket launchers.

Occupation forces shelled Sloviansk. The shelling damaged a railway track and a power line.

Missile attacks today. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military

Towards Donetsk, russians shelled Kurakhove and launched air strikes on Lastochkyne and Krasnohorivka in the Ocheretyne community, without any casualties. In the morning, russians attacked Avdiivka three times with artillery, including cluster munitions, and launched an airstrike on the territory of the Avdiivka Coke Plant.

Towards Horlivka, 4 people were injured and 3 apartment buildings and an administrative building damaged in Bakhmut. One person was injured and 12 private and 4 apartment buildings damaged in Kostiantynivka. In the morning, Nykyforivka of the Soledar community was shelled as well as the outskirts of Chasiv Yar and Toretsk communities.

Towards Lysychansk, a building was destroyed in Zarichne of the Lyman community and buildings in Siversk and other settlements damaged.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, noted that yesterday russians killed 7 civilians: 4 in Bakhmut, 1 in Kostiantynivka and 2 in Krasnohorivka.

Luhansk oblast 

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that russian aggressor continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive actions towards Avdiivka, Bakhmut, Lyman, Marinka and Shakhtarsk and continues to try to reach the administrative border of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The enemy shelled Bilohorivka, Dibrova and Makiivka with artillery.

The enemy continues to suffer losses. 150 mercenaries of the Wagner PMC were brought to Bilovodsk regional hospital in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk oblast for treatment.

Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, said that the most difficult frontline areas in Luhansk oblast are Bilohorivka and Kreminna-Lyman. The invaders are ‘experimenting’ with new offensive tactics every time. Their troops have brought new reserves to the frontline in Luhansk oblast.

Fighting in Luhansk oblast does not stop for a minute. Photo from social media

russian invaders are blocking communications and the Internet for residents to reduce the number of hits on the territory of the occupied Luhansk oblast.

Referring to the Luhansk RMA, while on combat duty, soldiers of the Luhansk separate territorial defense brigade shot down an enemy Mugin-5 attack UAV.

Press service of the Luhansk National Police said that the invaders tortured residents to death because of suspicion of collaboration with Ukraine. The man and woman were held in a detention centre for several weeks, where they were tortured and humiliated.

Also, during the shelling by russian invaders, a private building in Oleksandrivka village was destroyed.

Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, reported that almost one hundred railway cars of humanitarian aid for IDPs from Luhansk oblast are heading to different regions of Ukraine. 

The Luhansk Regional Prosecutor’s Office informed that members of a criminal group involved in illegal activities to finance the so-called ‘LPR’ were exposed. For their unlawful actions, they face imprisonment for up to ten years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years and confiscation of property.

To fight against russians, the administration’ employees brought the necessary cargo to the National Guard defending Kreminna – drones, optics, fire-fighting equipment, medicines and more. They also delivered Starlinks and Mavics.

Residents of Sievierodonetsk took care of fire bullets, about a hundred of which were delivered.

Referring to the Luhansk RMA, Rubizhanski Svichkari delivered trench candles, thermal clothing, medicines, and treats to guardsmen from concerned residents of the region who are now in the United States, Germany, Poland.

Military received another supply of drones, optics, fire-fighting equipment, medicines and more. Photo from social media

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

DTEK reported that stabilizing power outages were applied to Bucha, Obukhiv, and Fastiv regions of the oblast, as well as to four districts of Kyiv. Overloading of power grids occurs as a result of damage to energy facilities that cannot transmit the required amount of energy.

Vadym Tokar, Head of Makariv said that from March 13 to April 1, the training of units of the defense forces will be held on the territory of the community. There will be sounds of explosions and small arms fire. Local residents are asked to remain calm.

A press conference was held in the capital dedicated to the launch of a project on psychosocial support for veterans and their families. It was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs, the International Organization for Migration and the German Embassy in Ukraine. The project envisages creation of development centers and educational centers for veterans in each oblast, educational seminars and trainings for local authorities, the Veterans’ Welfare and Resilience Forum for 25 international and 175 Ukrainian practitioners, 4 K individual consultations and retreats for 30 families of soldiers

Construction of a new bridge is actively underway in Irpin. At the crossing over the Iripin River, which is being built next to the destroyed bridge, the foundation for the road surface is being laid. The old Romaniv bridge was blown up by the Ukrainian military in order to prevent the advance of the russian army on Kyiv. Later, this very place became almost the only way of salvation for thousands of residents of Irpin region, and hundreds of photos of the evacuation flew around the world.

Construction of a new bridge in Irpin. Photo: from social networks

Brooks Newmark, Former UK Minister for Social Development, visited Irpin and Bucha to meet with local authorities and residents of the affected region, and discuss possible cooperation and assistance. From the first days of the war, Brooks Newmark, together with the Latvian Wrights Bullits, founded the Angels for Ukraine Charity Fund, which until now was mainly involved in evacuation of Ukrainians from hostilities areas and wounded fighters from the frontline zones.

Peace Village, designed by the Italian architect Mario Cuccinella, was opened in Brovary. It is the Invincibility Centre and a public space, established by the European Movement for Nonviolent Actions (MEAN) together with Italian companies. The complex consists of three buildings in the form of a symbol of peace, with an area of 300 m². Here you can charge your gadgets, warm up, conduct training and meetings for children.

Zhytomyr oblast

Yevhenii Medvedovskyi, Head of the State Environmental Inspection of the Polissia Region, said that the total amount of damage caused to the natural environment of Zhytomyr oblast due to russian missile and bomb strikes is currently UAH 4.5 mln. The russian aggression resulted in destruction of forest plantations, strikes on oil depots and power stations, and chemical contamination of land, waterways, atmospheric air, accumulation of carcinogenic waste, the consequences of which will be felt by Ukrainians for many years.

Pollution of forests and destruction of forest plantations due to russian aggression, Zhytomyr oblast. Photo: State Environmental Inspection of Polissya Region

The Zhytomyr City Council reported that family doctors and nurses of the Ovruch community underwent training in clinical management of psychological disorders in Zhytomyr as part of the project “Development of the Sustainable Public Health System”. Doctors were trained to work with patients with post-traumatic syndrome and other disorders of the nervous system.

Sumy oblast

The Sumy RMA reported that the russian military shelled the Bilopillia community in Sumy oblast with mortars 18 times.

In the morning, the Shalyhine community came under the occupying shelling. 16 mortar attacks were counted. As reported in the ‘North’ Operational Command, there were 14 hits from barrel artillery in the village of Starykove in the Shostka region, and 7 hits from a mortar in Bachivsk.

The Sumy RMA reported that the enemy launched a rocket attack on the village of Znob-Novhorodske in the Shostka region. A rocket hit the area of the Vocational and Agricultural Lyceum: a 52-year-old employee of the institution was killed, five more civilians injured.

Two trucks of humanitarian aid are heading to Trostianets from the German town of Montabaur. Among the things donated by benefactors are tools for utility workers, a powerful diesel power plant, low-power generators, various household appliances and furniture for the IDP center.

In the first months of 2023, the forestry of Sumy oblast  handed over more than 3K cubic meters of timber to the Armed Forces UAH 8 million worth. Foresters have also sent 72 trucks and tractors to the army since the beginning of the war.

Chernihiv oblast

The ‘North’ Operational Command reported that the enemy started shelling the border areas of Chernihiv oblast once again. In Mikhalchyna Sloboda, Novhorod-Siverskyi region, 20 hits from barrel artillery were recorded.

The SSU reported that a military man who was shot after the words “Glory to Ukraine!”  is a sniper of the 163rd battalion of the 119th separate brigade of the TrO of Chernihiv oblast Oleksandr Matsievskyi. Currently, the SSU is identifying the russian servicemen who committed the crime. The President conferred the title of Hero of Ukraine on the deceased. Chernihiv Mayor Oleksandr Lomako said that one of the streets in the city will bear the name of Oleksandr Matsievskyi.

Oleksandr Matsievskyi is a Ukrainian military man who was shot after saying “Glory to Ukraine!”. Photo: Media detector

The Korop Council reported that the border community in Chernihiv oblast held a charity fair and collected almost UAH 50K for Ukrainian defenders. Residents of the village of Shabalinov, entrepreneurs and farmers took part.

Schools in Chernihiv oblast received generators and biotoilets from benefactors. The aid was provided by the international non-governmental organization Finn Church Aid. The goal is to create safer conditions for children while studying under conditions of air alarms.

The village of Turia of the Snovsk community, located on the Chernihiv border area, held a charity marathon “Spring Melodies”. The participants collected UAH 16K for the Armed Forces.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the regional council, the Nikopol region was shelled 6 times over the day. The enemy fired three dozen shells of heavy artillery at Marganets, Chervonohryhorivka, and Pokrovsk communities. In addition, the aggressor hit the Nikopol region with BpLA. As a result of the attack, a transport company was mutilated.

Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, informed that there are 4 powerful generators at one of the critical infrastructure facilities in Kamianske. The largest is 900 kW. This is enough to support the operation of the enterprise in regular mode. Generators were received from the International Organization for Migration, the German Civil Protection Agency, and the Government of Canada. 

Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, informed that   demining of fields has started so that farmers could start sowing on time without risk. Sappers completely cleared one of the fields in the Zelenodolsk community in the Kryvyi Rih region. 

Field demining process. Photo: Serhii Lysak, Head of Dnipropetrovsk RMA

Vinnytsia oblast

​​ Vinnytsia Mayor Serhii Morhunov informed that photos from the photo project “How are you, Vinnytsia?” were presented in the historical town hall of Münster during the visit of the Vinnytsia City Council delegation. 

Vinnytsia received help from Finland. Teacher Juha Souminen bought and brought four cars, several drones, and many other useful things to help Ukrainian defenders and internally displaced persons in their fight against russian aggression.

Kirovohrad oblast

The Kropyvnytskyi City Council reported that the Kropyvnytskyi military, participating in battles with the russians since the first days of the full-scale war, shared its experience with the youth. Military personnel told the students about the realities of modern warfare and demonstrated the capabilities of military equipment and mine safety.

Poltava oblast

Four shelters for internally displaced women and children were set up in Poltava oblast as part of the project of the non-governmental organization “Bureau of Gender Strategies and Budgeting”. This program is financed by a Spanish donor with the support of the municipality of the city of Madrid.

The head of the Kremenchuk region council, Dmytro Kolotievskyi reported that Regional Council sent another humanitarian shipment to the front. The cargo contains food, household chemicals, and useful items for the military. 

Cherkasy oblast

 According to Ihor Taburets, Head of the Cherkasy State Administration, 4 vehicles to transport material and technical support, install various types of weapons, etc. were sent from Cherkasy oblast to the defenders 

Cherkasy Vodokanal received five more new 28 kw generators from the German city of Bielefeld. This will help to work during power outages.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The occupiers once again shelled the Komyshuvakha community. Residential buildings were damaged in Zarichne village: windows were broken, and roofs damaged. One woman was injured.

On March 12, the enemy launched 47 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian defenders, using tank weapons, rocket and barrel artillery along the entire contact line. The occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in Olhivske, Huliaipilske, Huliaipole, Novoandriivka, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Stepove, and Kamianske. 4 reports about the destruction of houses (apartments) and infrastructure objects as a result of shelling by russian military personnel were received.

Consequences of shelling in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Photo: National Police.

The General Staff reported that recently the occupiers began to take away educational equipment from the educational and training center of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Enerhodar. This equipment was used to improve personnel’s qualifications.

The enemy continues to suffer losses. On March 11, about 30 bodies of killed occupiers were transported to the local morgue in Enerhodar.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Proliska Humanitarian Mission provided humanitarian aid to internally displaced persons in Zaporizhzhia oblast. 9K sets of winter clothing were distributed and delivered to the hubs of Zaporizhzhia, Polohy, Berdiansk, Vasylivka and Melitopol regions.

Mykolaiv oblast

According to the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, as a result of the morning shelling, two people were killed and 4 others injured, including a 7-year-old child, in Kutsurub community. Three other residents were hospitalized with varying degrees of injuries. Residential buildings and outbuildings were destroyed. Ammunition fragments were removed.

Russian troops are placing their rocket artillery among residential buildings on the Kinburn Spit. In this way, they are ‘protecting’ themselves from shelling by Ukrainian troops, while targeting Armed Forces positions and civilians. This morning’s shelling of Kutsurub community is yet another act of terrorism by the enemy, who is trying to hide behind civilians.

A tragic incident occurred in Liubomyrivka village. A 13-year-old teenager stepped on an explosive device near his home. The child received explosive injuries, shrapnel wounds to his body and limbs. The boy is already receiving qualified medical assistance.

Mykolaiv oblast received about 430 modular houses from international partners to be distributed among residents of the de-occupied territories and the most affected settlements.

Mykolaiv received another supply of construction materials provided by the UN as humanitarian aid to the city. The materials will be used to restore residential and municipal infrastructure damaged by russian terrorists’ shelling.

Odesa oblast

According to the Ukrainian Navy Command, the Ukrainian Navy continues to cause significant losses to russian invaders. Yesterday, the Ukrainian Navy eliminated 9 invaders and 1 infantry fighting vehicle. The final enemy losses are being clarified.

The humanitarian aid was delivered to the residents of Balta on the Ukrainian side, right next to the Polish-Ukrainian border. The delivery of the gifts was made possible thanks to a fundraising campaign organized by the social committee of Powiat Dąbrowski headed by the starosta Lesław Wieczorek and the generosity and kindness of the residents of Poland, who helped us to buy power generators and food. All the goods will be delivered to military units and infrastructure facilities as needed.

Odesa oblast received 27 powerful generators from Saudi Arabia. They will be transferred to critical infrastructure facilities.

Kherson oblast

The russian forces attacked a brigade of energy workers in the Darivka community, Kherson oblast. Specialists were performing emergency recovery work when the enemy started shelling. According to preliminary information, one electrician was injured.

On March 13, a civilian car blew up on an anti-tank mine near Posad-Pokrovske. The driver died on the spot from his injuries.

On March 12, the russian invaders attacked Kherson oblast 56 times, firing more than 330 shells. The russian army shelled residential quarters of Kherson twice. Enemy shells hit private and apartment buildings. 1 person was injured. The police opened 21 criminal proceedings on the facts of war crimes committed by russian occupiers in Kherson oblast.

Consequences of enemy shelling in Kherson oblast. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast

Members of the resistance movement help the Defense Forces to keep logistical routes and movements of the russian army in the temporarily occupied territories of Kherson oblast under fire control. According to Nataliia Humeniuk, Head of the joint press center of the Southern Defense and Security Forces, the russian troops are trying to maneuver, because they do not know from which side they should expect an attack and feel insecure in their deep rear.

The Kherson RMA announced a temporary change during curfew hours. From March 13 to 17, inclusively, it will last from 17:00 to 06:30. Such a decision is due to the implementation of possible counter-subversive measures in the region.

Water supply was restored in the village of Sadove, Kherson oblast. Local residents were without water for more than half a year as a result of damage to power supply networks after russian shelling. A generator was handed over to the community due to the assistance of the Consulate of Ukraine in Gdańsk. It was connected to the pumping equipment today, and the centralized water supply in the village was restored.

A mobile shelter was established near one of the Nova Poshta branches in Kherson. Up to 50 people can stay in the shelter simultaneously. As of today, there are seven mobile shelters on the streets of the city.

Volunteer doctors of the Ukrainian-Israeli mission “Frida” provided medical assistance to people in Kherson oblast. On March 11 and 12, 14 professionals provided 800 consultations and examined 418 patients. The doctors of the “Frida” mission examined patients in Bilozerka and Chornobaivka dispensaries for the first time. A therapist, a cardiologist, a pediatrician, a surgeon, a gynecologist, an urologist, a psychologist and other doctors were working there. In total, they examined 120 people.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The RMA held a meeting with Benjamin Rohrig, Minister-Envoy and Deputy Head of the Mission of the Embassy of France in Ukraine. They discussed supporting Ukraine and Volyn.

Zakarpattia oblast

The RMA reported that in Zakarpattia  the first Center will be created for training the population for national resistance in Ukraine, which will operate on a permanent basis.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The center of primary medical care of the Bolekhiv City Council received humanitarian aid, namely, a medical electronic SECA scale and height meter, a pieters antwerpen gynecological couch, a medical electric saw with blades, a mini duplex d500, a Welch Allyn digital otoscope, etc., from Dr. Van De Beek from Belgium.

Lviv oblast

The RMA held a meeting with Tomas Kopechny, Czech Government Commissioner for the restoration of Ukraine and representatives of institutions and companies that are ready to help Ukraine.

The Lviv Regional Clinical Hospital and the Lviv Regional Hospital for War Disabled and Repressed People named after Yurii Lypa received new modern ventilators thanks to the Malve di Ukraina Association (Verona), the Movimento Moba per bambini and the fondazione Rosa Pristina. Equipment will be placed in departments of anesthesiology and intensive care.

Two Ukrainian soldiers, who lost their hands in the war, were fitted with bionic prostheses from the British company Open Bionics. This was done on the basis of the ultra-modern prosthetics, reconstruction and rehabilitation clinic Superhumans Center, created in the oblast.

Lviv sent a car to the border service of Ukraine thanks to the citizens’ taxes. This will help the border guards to perform combat tasks.

The Lviv City Council reported that the Center for Helping Soldiers has introduced a support group for women whose husbands are at war.

Rivne oblast

The oblast received humanitarian aid, namely, blankets, flashlights, extension cords, thermoses, first-aid kits, school supplies, etc., for children from Podlasie (Poland).

Oleksandr Tretiak, Mayor of Rivne, is in Norway on a working visit. Among the planned events are a meeting with Jonas Har Store, Prime Minister of Norway, participation in the Norwegian Summit of Local Self-Government, interaction with the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities.

Ternopil oblast

A support hotline for families and children of fallen defenders in the russian-Ukrainian war was launched in Ternopil. Families will receive free social services, including social support, adaptation, counseling, material and other types of help.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Oleksandr Simchyshyn, Mayor of Khmelnytskyi, announced that the city sent a generator, individual military medical bags, shoes, thermal clothing, bandages, tourniquets, various medicines and medical preparations to the newly created 423rd Rifle Battalion.

Chernivtsi oblast

A commission has been established to identify enterprises, institutions, and organizations of the oblast that are critically important for the economy and ensuring the livelihood of the population in a special period to book conscripts during mobilization and wartime.

280 radiators were sent to 31 territorial communities and 33 institutions of regional subordination thanks to the Red Cross Society of Ukraine. They will be used by IDPs, educational institutions, health care and social protection.

Students of Chernivtsi Lyceum #20 received backpacks for psychosocial support from the  Chernivtsi regional organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine. Backpacks will help adults and children spend time together, reduce stress and better adapt to new living conditions.

The Chernivtsi City Council is working on renaming 45 addresses. This will de-russify the city and honor the memory of outstanding Ukrainians and heroes killed during the russian-Ukrainian war.

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

According to the research by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Ukraine became the third largest arms importer in the world last year, after Qatar and India. The largest suppliers of weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine were: USA – 34%, Poland – 17% and Germany – 11%

The British Ministry of Defense reported that Great Britain will send a squadron of Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine.

The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg announced that the country sent humanitarian aid, namely 8 out of 14 armored ambulances produced by the British company “Venari”, to Ukraine.

The EU extended personal sanctions against almost 1.5K individuals and 205 legal entities from the russian federation for another six months due to the war against Ukraine.

 After discussions with the US and the G7 countries, India decided to stick to the price ceiling for russian oil at $60.

Ukrainian tankers undergo a three-month Leopard 2 training course three times faster. Defenders of Ukraine train in Germany for 12 hours a day, six days a week. The training of the first group will end in March.

Marketa Rekhakova, Spokeswoman of the President of the Czech Republic, announced that Petr Pavel, Czech President, will visit Ukraine in April.

Xi Jinping plans to hold an online meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The virtual meeting of the leaders will be the first since the war began.

Yurii Ihnat, Air Force Spokesman, reported that Ukrainian military pilots were highly rated in the US. According to him, the readiness of a number of allied countries to train Ukrainian pilots on Western-style aircraft is there, the only question is the type of combat platform.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova condemned the execution of soldier Oleksandr Matsiievskyi by the russians for his words “Glory to Ukraine”. The Ministry expressed its condolences to the relatives of Matsiievskyi and assured of solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The soldier was born in Moldova.

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

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


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