War in Ukraine today: latest news, March 22, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 392nd 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 federation continues its armed aggression against Ukraine, attempting to completely capture Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts within administrative borders. The russian army continues offensive operations towards Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka, and Shakhtarsk. The fiercest battles rage in the southern and northern parts of Bakhmut. The russian military also launched the offensive actions towards Avdiivka to establish control over Avdiivka and Mariinka.

The russian army is using terror tactics against the civilian population, shelling populated areas and critical infrastructure facilities.

Russian troops launched a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia, as a result of which rockets hit a residential multi-storey building. There were casualties among civilians. Russian troops also carried out 41 air strikes. They used 21 UAVs of the Shahed-136 type from  Bryansk oblast, 16 of them were shot down. Russians hit the territory of a dormitory of the vocational college in Rzhyshchiv, Kyiv oblast. There were casualties among civilians. A critical civilian infrastructure facility in Zhytomyr oblast was damaged. In addition, russian military launched over 30 attacks from MLRS.

Ukraine is still under the threat of russian missile strikes.

Towards Volyn, Polissia, Siversk and Sloboda, the operational situation has not changed significantly. The formation of offensive groups of the russian army has not been detected. The russian leadership continues to use the infrastructure of the republic of belarus to train its troops. They maintain a military presence in the border areas. Russian troops shelled the areas of the settlements of Khrinivka, Myhalchyna Sloboda, Chernihiv oblast; Atynske, Volfine and Popivka, Sumy oblast and Basove, Strelecha, Hlyboke and Vovchansk, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the russian army is attempting to break through Ukrainian defenses. Russian soldiers led unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Makiivka and Bilohorivka settlements. They shelled from artillery the districts of Dvorichna, Kupiansk and Krokhmalne settlements, Kharkiv oblast; Bilohorivka – Luhansk, as well as Kolodiazi and Verkhnokamianske, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Bakhmut, the russian army continues to conduct offensive actions, but their offensive potential is decreasing. They are trying to capture the city, losing a significant amount of manpower, weapons and military equipment. Ukrainian defenders repel numerous russian attacks in the areas of Bakhmut, Bohdanivka and Predtechine settlements. Settlements near the front line, including Vasyukivka, Mynkivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Bila Hora, Druzhba, Maiorsk, Zalizne and New York of the Donetsk Oblast, were hit by russian shelling.

Towards Avdiivka, Mariinka, and Shakhtarsk, russian troops carried out offensive actions in the areas of Novokalynov, Stepove, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Lastochkine, Severna, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Mariinka, and Pobieda settlements without any success. Avdiivka, Vodiane, Karlivka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Vugledar and Velyka Novosilka, Donetsk oblast were under russian fire.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the russian army is conducting defensive operations. Areas of settlements near the front line, Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Huliaipilske, Bilohiria, Mala Tokmachka, Kamianske, Zaporizhzhia oblast, as well as Havrylivka, Beryslav, Vesele, Antonivka, Dniprovske, and the city of Kherson, were shelled.

In the settlement of Vesele in the temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia oblast, on the territory of the kindergarten, the russian occupying forces set up a military hospital.

Russian occupying so-called “authorities” continue to exercise measures for forced passporting of the population in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Thus, in the settlements of Kherson oblast, the occupying authorities have been threatening local residents since April to stop paying pensions in case of absence of a russian passport.

At the same time, in the Starobil Vocational College of Luhansk National Agrarian University, a meeting of teachers was held, who expressed dissatisfaction with the forced passporting of the teaching staff, due to the instruction of the occupying so-called “leadership” of the educational institution, that all employees of the college should receive a passport of a citizen of the russian federation by June 1. Teachers can’t resign at their own will. Russian soldiers took measures to forcibly disperse and stop the meetings.

The aviation of the Ukrainian Defense Forces struck russian anti-aircraft missile complex, as well as launched 12 strikes on the areas of buildup of personnel and military equipment of russian military.

According to the press service of Ukroboronprom, the first batch of artillery shells were delivered. This is the 3rd ammunition type after 120- and 125-mm tank shells, produced abroad using Ukrainian technologies and involving Ukrainian experts.

The report of the Kyiv school of economy highlights that the russian federation incurred losses to Ukrainian infrastructure estimated at 144 billion dollars. In total, 150K residential homes,  including private, multi-storey buildings and dormitories, were damaged or destroyed. 

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at least seven settlements were shelled.

Yesterday, British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons, Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Larisa Galadza-Cronin and Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine Maria Lindgren Saltanova arrived in Kharkiv on a working visit.

Visit of representatives of Western countries to Kharkiv. Photo from social media

Deputy Prime Minister of Reintegration, Iryna Vereschuk, reported during her visit to Kharkiv 20 additional demining teams have been sent to Kharkiv oblast.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said that in Ivanivka village, Izium region, a 50-year-old man exploded in a field on a cluster shell. He died on the spot from his injuries.

In the afternoon, russia shelled Cherneshchyna village, Borove community. As a result of the attack, windows in one of the houses and roofs of outbuildings were damaged. There were no casualties.

The Prosecutor’s Office informed that on May 18, a 91-year-old resident of Borschova village was killed as a result of shelling: one of the shells fell in the yard of her house and exploded. On March 22, the woman’s body was exhumed.

Yesterday, Kupiansk, Vovchansk, Velykyi Burluk, Strilecha, Dvorichna and other border settlements of Kupiansk, Chuhuiv and Kharkiv regions were shelled with cannon artillery, MRLs, tanks and mortars.

As a result of the shelling of Kupiansk, buildings of the fire and rescue unit and at least 3 residential buildings were damaged. There were no casualties.

Humanitarian de-mining continues. Yesterday, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service examined more than 5 hectares of territory and defused 47 explosive ordnance.

Donetsk oblast

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated in the evening report that the fiercest fighting continues in the southern and northern parts of Bakhmut. Russian troops are focusing on attempts to completely capture Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, conducting offensives towards Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka and Shakhtarsk. Defense forces struck 13 times at the positions of russian troops. 

Iryna Vereshchuk, Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, reported that despite the announced forced evacuation of children from the frontline city of Bakhmut, about three dozen children remain in the city. However, while all children were taken from Chasiv Yar to safer cities 5 days ago, leaving Bakhmut is a very difficult and deadly operation and there are very few evacuation routes left. 

Yesterday, Russian troops launched 44 attacks on Donetsk oblast. They attacked Avdiivka 19 times by launching 7 air strikes, fired from Grad and artillery. Russian troops shelled Chasiv Yar with S-300 missiles, Grad and Smerch MRLs, destroying 4 apartment buildings, 12 private buildings and infrastructure. The invaders also attacked Krasnohorivka with rocket artillery.

Towards Donetsk, 1 person was killed and 1 injured in Krasnohorivka, Mariinka community. In Ocheretyne community, 1 person was injured in Stepove, 1 building in Lastochkyne and 1 in Netailove damaged. In Kurakhove community, 6 buildings in Ostrovske and 2 in Hirnyk were damaged.

Towards Horlivka, 2 people were killed and 1 injured in Chasiv Yar community. Another 1 person was killed in Bakhmut. In Kostiantynivka community, 3 buildings in Predtechyne and 1 building in Stinky were damaged. There was shelling of Minkivka, Vasiukivka and Rozdolivka, Soledar community.

Towards Lysychansk, an administrative and industrial building of an enterprise was damaged in Siversk. There were no casualties.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, noted that yesterday russians killed 4 civilians: 2 in Chasiv Yar, 1 in Krasnohorivka and 1 in Bakhmut. Another 5 people were injured.

Luhansk oblast

Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy is trying to break our defence. They conducted unsuccessful offensives in Kreminna, Dibrova and Bilohorivka. They launched artillery attacks near Novoselivske, Nevske and Bilohorivka.

Hanna Maliar, Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine, said that in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk oblast, russian invaders continue forced mobilisation. To motivate the recruits, they promise to give them accommodation of Ukrainian citizens who have left the occupied territory.

Referring to the Luhansk RMA, in the occupied Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, it is planned to create 200 propaganda centres on the basis of educational institutions, which are analogue of Komsomol movement. To this end, 18.5 billion rubles have been allocated from russian budget.

Based on the information provided by the State Border Guard Service, Ukrainian border guards killed Wagner PMC soldiers trying to storm the positions of the Defence Forces in Luhansk and Bakhmut sectors during night duty. The Ukrainian military detected russian infantry using a thermographic camera and four mercenaries were eliminated.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

At night, the enemy once again attacked the civilian infrastructure of Kyiv oblast. A russian drone hit a dormitory building in the town of Rzhyshchiv, Obukhiv district. 7 people died, more than 20 were taken to hospital, including an 11-year-old child. According to the State Emergency Service, as a result of the russian attack, the 4th and 5th floors of two five-storey dormitories and a three-storey educational building of a vocational lyceum were destroyed. After that, a fire broke out. Rescue efforts to find civilians who may be trapped under the rubble continue. According to the Kyiv police, 200 people were evacuated from the place of the incident.

Rescuers are clearing wreckage caused by a russian attack on civilian infrastructure in Kyiv oblast, Rzhyshchiv, 22 March 2023. Photo: SES

Serhiy Popko, the Head of the Kyiv City Military Administration, reported that eight “Shahed” UAVs launched by the enemy were spotted over Kyiv at night. All barrage munitions were successfully destroyed by air defence forces.

Yesterday, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with the Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida in Kyiv. According to him, the Prime Minister of Japan arrived in Ukraine at a time when it is important to strengthen global leadership to protect the goals and principles of the UN Charter and international security in general. During a press conference in Kyiv, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that Japan would allocate $30 million for non-lethal weapons for Ukraine and another $470 million to help the energy sector.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visiting Kyiv, 22 March 2023. Photo: social media

The Kyiv Regional Military Administration reported that Asako Okai, the Director of the UNDP Crisis Bureau, paid a working visit to Kyiv oblast. The delegation visited Hostomel, which has suffered significantly from russian military aggression. Currently, complex restoration works are being carried out there as part of the UNITED24 project and dismantling of multi-storey buildings destroyed by russia. 

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, border guards detained a priest of the UOC-MP who supported the russian invaders at the entrance to Kyiv. During the occupation of a village in Kyiv oblast, this man collaborated with the invaders, fed them and provided information about Ukrainians. According to one of the Ukrainians who was held captive by the enemy, volunteers were held in the basement of the church of the pro-russian rector.

The Kyiv City Military Administration reported that due to the curfew shortening, public transport in Kyiv will run one hour longer from 26 March. Ground transport will run from 05:30 to 23:30, subway – from 06:00 to 23:00, funicular – from 07:00 to 22:00.

The French company Neo-Eco has dismantled 4 destroyed buildings and recycled 15,000 tonnes of construction debris into new materials to be used for infrastructure restoration as part of a project to rebuild residential buildings in Hostomel. According to the company, 90% of the materials were recycled on site and are planned to be used in the construction of new buildings.

According to the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, a new pilot project to set up mobile Invincibility Centres in Kyiv has been successfully tested. This Invincibility Centre was created on the basis of a modern two-section Mercedes bus. It is designed for more than 100 people, can operate continuously for more than 3 days, and is equipped with an autonomous power supply, heating with thermal protection of windows, satellite internet and first aid equipment.

Heating stations in Kyiv are to be put on standby. According to the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, 2 centres in each district will remain in operation. In case of a blackout, all 767 centres of the city will resume their operation within 3 hours.

Zhytomyr oblast

At night, hostile forces once again attacked civilians and critical infrastructure in Zhytomyr oblast with Shahed kamikaze drones. According to the Zhytomyr Regional Prosecutor’s Office, the bomb destroyed and damaged production equipment at an important infrastructure facility on the outskirts of Zhytomyr. As a result of the shelling, a fire broke out over a large area. Also, as a result of the attack, drone fragments damaged the roof of a residential building in a village in Korosten district.

According to the Zhytomyr Regional Military Command, air defence forces shot down three UAVs in Zhytomyr oblast airspace. There were no casualties as a result of the night attack by enemy drones.

According to Ukrenergo, in Zhytomyr oblast, consumption restrictions are in place due to significant damage to the grid as a result of numerous russian attacks.

In Zhytomyr oblast in 2023, air alerts were declared 62 times (as of 22 March, 12:30 pm), according to the online air alert map. Residents of the oblast heard siren sounds 39 days in 81 days. The total duration of the air hazard was 90 hrs. 17 minutes, i.e. almost 4 days.

The city council reported that in order to alert the public to the threat or occurrence of emergencies, 39 electric sirens operate in Zhytomyr, which provide 87% coverage of the territory with the “Attention everyone!” signal. UAH 5.5 million is allocated for the development of a new warning system in the Programme for Technogenic and Fire Safety, Protection of the Population and Territories of the Zhytomyr City Territorial Community from Emergency Situations for 2023-2025.

Sumy oblast

The Sumy Regional Military Administration reported that over the past day, the russians fired on the territory of Yunakivka, Nova Sloboda, Bilopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Svesa, Esman, and Seredyno-Buda communities. In total, there were 96 shells fired from mortars and barrel artillery, 89 shots fired from AGS-17 grenade launchers, and an explosive device (VOG type) dropped from an UAV.

According to the Boxing Federation of Ukraine, a talented Ukrainian boxer from Shostka, 22-year-old Maksym Halinichev, was killed in action in Luhansk oblast. In 2017, the representative of Sumy oblast became the European Youth Champion, in 2021 – the silver medallist of the European Championship among boxers under 22. In May 2022, Maksym refused to take part in the European Boxing Championships and joined the Ukrainian Army as part of the Air Assault Troops.

The UAIM Humanitarian Fund provides assistance to Sumy utilities and social institutions in obtaining autonomous power supplies. Recently, Misksvitlo received such equipment for free use for the period of martial law. The aid was donated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Chernihiv oblast

The “North” operational command reported that Soldiers of the Defence Forces of Siverskyi region destroyed an enemy UAV in their area of operation. According to the preliminary information, it was Orlan-10.

About 40 of the region’s two hundred donor organisations are UN agencies and institutions, and more than 160 are international and national foundations, programs, NGOs, and charities. This was reported by the Chernihiv Regional Military District Administration after a meeting with an operational expert assessment team consisting of representatives of UN agencies and NGOs. The meeting focused on supporting the reconstruction of infrastructure, technical assistance for regional institutions and establishments, and targeted financial assistance.

The ski base in Chernihiv, which was destroyed by the russian shelling and air strikes, may be rebuilt as early as 2023. According to the regional council, works are being carried out to create a single integral property complex. Before the russian invasion, the base was used by biathletes and skiers, and hosted Ukrainian championships and the race of champions.

A ski base in Chernihiv, destroyed by the russian military. Photo: social media

Chernihiv residents whose apartments were severely damaged by russian military will receive reimbursement for rent and heating. The draft utility compensation project was supported by the executive committee of the city council. A total of UAH 15 million is planned to be allocated from the city budget for this project. In Chernihiv, there are approximately 600-700 apartments whose owners will be able to receive compensation; the exact list should be provided by the building managers.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to head of the regional council Mykola Lukash, Marhanets TC was attacked with heavy artillery again late yesterday evening. The occupiers attacked the Nikopol district three times, using drones and heavy artillery. As a result of shelling, the administration building, two private enterprises, an outbuilding, and a car were damaged in Marhanets community. Electricity grids were also damaged. 

The head of Dnipropetrovsk RMA Serhii Lysak announced that the Minister of Health of Ukraine, Viktor Liashko, supported the project for the rehabilitation of citizens. In general, rehabilitation centers for military and civilians will be created in five hospitals of the region.

Vinnytsia oblast

Vinnytsia Mayor Serhii Morhunov announced that the fourth batch of humanitarian aid from Germany, 10 generators of various capacities, will strengthen offices and educational institutions in case of power outages. 

Internally displaced persons who have moved to Vinnytsia oblast are taught the trades of a machine tool or locksmith for free. The two-month courses started on the basis of the Vocational and Technical Education Center # 1.

Kirovohrad oblast

Another batch of humanitarian aid from the British city of Bath arrived at the Alexandriia Central City Hospital. They received six generators of various capacities, control units, and 560 liters of lubricant for them. In addition, the cargo includes hygiene products and toys for children.

The Mukhin Professional Medical College in Kropyvnytskyi started training for people who take care of wounded defenders.

Poltava oblast

According to Dmytro Lunin, head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, equipment for the needs of the community of Kherson oblast was transferred from Poltava oblast. These are four cars, a transformer, foundation blocks, electric motors, pumps, pump units, valves, work equipment, 870 kilograms of AC-70 wire, and office equipment. 

The Zinkiv city council informed that the Mayor of Zinkiv, Serhii Maksymenko, signed a Memorandum with representatives of the Humanitarian Organization INTERSOS regarding the provision of humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons of the community who suffered from russian aggression. 

Cherkasy oblast

Polish partners from the sister city of Chelmno continue to support the Kaniv community. The humanitarian cargo of  4 generators, 4 portable charging stations, power banks, and hygiene products was delivered to Kaniv. 

The mayor of Zvenyhorodka Oleksandr Sayenko announced that Zvenyhorodka received a second fire engine for the community’s needs from the German city of Eltville-on-the-Rhine. 

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Today, around 11:20, the russian army attacked Zaporizhzhia city. A total of 6 explosions rang out in the city. Two russian missiles hit a residential high-rise building. As of now, 31 people got injured and one person was killed.

A high-rise building that was hit by russian missiles. March 22, Zaporizhzhia. Photo: Zaporizhzhia RMA

Yesterday, 21 March, the enemy launched 89 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian defenders, using tank weapons, rocket and barrel artillery along the entire line of contact. The occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in Zaporizhzhia, Novoivanivka, Charivne, Kamianske, Huliaipole, Novodanylivka, Huliaipilske, Novoandriivka, Chervone, Olhivske, Orikhiv, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Preobrazhenka, Bilohiria, Shcherbaky, Prymorske, Stepove, Mali Shcherbaky. The police received 14 reports about the destruction of houses (apartments) and infrastructure objects as a result of shelling by russian military personnel.

Mykolaiv oblast

The number of civilian objects damaged by russian shelling in Mykolaiv oblast increased by 9. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine was involved in the search of explosive objects 13 times. 30 IEDs were seized.

Today, 3 residents of Sadove village, Snihurivka region, aged 60, 29 and 19 years old, blew up on an enemy anti-tank mine. The victims went to the forest strip to collect firewood. All three died on the spot.

The Mykolaiv agricultural enterprise has started free distribution of 1,000 tons of spring barley seeds. The project intended to support small farmers is sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Odesa oblast

Yesterday, the enemy launched a missile attack using aviation. 3 guided missiles fired from Su-35 fighters targeted Odesa oblast. 2 missiles were destroyed by air defense, one hit the three-story building of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Glass in several nearby buildings and a monastery were broken. Four injured were taken to the hospital. The service in the church ended half an hour before the enemy attack, so the parishioners already left the church. Otherwise there could have been more victims.

Yesterday, serviceman of the 122nd Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a missile during an enemy missile attack on Odesa. This is already the second missile shot down from a DShK machine gun on the account of Volodymyr Rasniuk, code name “Chief”.

The first car of the Mobile Medical Brigade from the German Red Cross is operating in Odesa oblast. The car is equipped with all necessary equipment and medicines.

Horses help soldiers of the Naval Forces of Ukraine captured or injured recovering in Odesa. Horse riding is not only good for the body, but it is also great for emotional relief, relieves muscle tension and improves sleep. Soldiers feel improvement already after the first class. Specialists recommend to complete the entire rehabilitation course.


Hippotherapy for servicemen of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Photo: LIVE news

Kherson oblast

Yesterday, March 21, russian invaders attacked peaceful settlements in Kherson oblast 47 times. 248 shells were fired from mortars, MLRS, artillery, tanks and drones. Residential quarters of Kherson were shelled 8 times by the russian military. Private and apartment buildings were damaged in the city. 2 people were injured due to russian shelling.

A man was blown up by a russian mine near Velyka Oleksandrivka. The 48-year-old victim lost part of his leg. He was hospitalized.

The police opened 16 criminal proceedings on the facts of war crimes committed by the russian army in Kherson oblast. At the beginning of March, 2023 russian soldiers killed a local resident in one of the villages of the temporarily occupied Hornostaivka community.

On March 21, the defense forces destroyed the observation post of a russian army unit and military equipment in the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson oblast. This was reported by the head of the United Coordination Press Center of the South Defense and Security Forces, Nataliia Humeniuk. Specifically, the Ukrainian military destroyed an enemy tank, two armored vehicles, two reconnaissance drones, an observation post on the left bank and a warehouse with ammunition on the Kinburn spit. According to her, the Defense Forces continue the counter-battery confrontation in order to push back the russian troops on the left bank as far as possible.

Electricity supply was restored in the village of Kucherske, Borozenske community. Currently, 193 consumers are already connected to electricity. Emergency and restoration work continues. According to the Kherson RMA, 40 crews are working to restore power supply in the region – that’s 191 workers and 73 pieces of equipment. Yesterday, the power engineers carried out emergency and restoration work on the lines supplying Mala Seidemynukha, Tomaryne, Kucherske, Beryslav, Zarichne, Novovorontsovka, Petropavlivka, Sadok, Trudoliubivka, Kalynivske, Kherson, Pravdyne, Kirov, Soldatske, Krutyi Iar and Posad-Pokrovske.

Utility equipment was transferred from the utility companies of Poltava oblast to the Kherson community. These are 4 cars, foundation blocks, electric motors, pumping units, pumps, valves, booster pumps, 873 kg of AS-70 wire, saws, a transformer and tools. Also, utility workers were provided with special shoes for work and office computer equipment.

Sowing began on demined fields in Kherson oblast. 40 agricultural enterprises carry out daily agricultural work on 50,000 hectares, another 450,000 are mined. Currently, there are not enough resources to speed up demining. Taking into account the occupied part of Kherson oblast, demining can take up to 10 years after its liberation.

The length of the curfew will change in the Beryslav region starting March 24. The curfew will last from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

4 communities of Volyn oblast received four “Irisbus” buses thanks to the cooperation of the Ukrainian and French governments. Buses will be used to transport over 400 students to local schools.

In the Palace of Culture of the city of Lutsk, a charitable artistic event “Dialogue with a doll” was held for the children of defenders of Ukraine. The organizer of the event is the “Living Doll” public organization with the support of the Department of Culture and the Department of Education of the Lutsk City Council.

Zakarpattia oblast

Over 230 medics of the oblast have been trained to treat mental disorders. After completing the course, medics will be able to more effectively help patients fight depression and neuroses, which appeared due to the war.

The free online intensive “IT English” finished in Zakarpattia. 805 people registered to participate in the online intensive course, most of them are  IDPs. “IT English” is the first successful project of the Zakarpattia RMA and Zakarpattia IT cluster in collaboration with ENGLISHDOM.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The RMA held a meeting with Anton-Josef Hagen and Joseph Croly, representatives of the regional office of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs/OCHA Ukraine (UKHS). They discussed support for IDPs and priorities for further joint work.

In Ivano-Frankivsk, the Help Point, which aims to provide comprehensive humanitarian assistance to IDPs, as well as to the most vulnerable categories of the population has opened. This project is implemented by the Austrian non-governmental non-profit organization “Hilfswek International” (HWI) in partnership with the Ukrainian organization “STAN”.

Lviv oblast

7 patients from Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk oblast were transported to Lviv by evacuation train for treatment. The condition of people is average and difficult. They will be accepted by one of the medical institutions of Lviv oblast.

Evacuation train. Photo: Lviv RMA

On March 23, the Unbroken National Rehabilitation Center of the First Medical Association of Lviv will open a prosthetics workshop designed for 10 workplaces. This will make it possible to manufacture and install a hundred prostheses per month. The team of prosthetists has been joined by patients who lost limbs due to the war.

The neurosurgical department of the Central City Hospital of Chervonohrad received 14 beds with an electric drive from German benefactors from the Rosinen Initiative organization.

The RMA reported that children from the number of IDPs, combatants and soldiers who were killed in the war from the Kamianka-Buzka community visited Germany. During two weeks, they had many activities and excursions.

Fighters for the independence of Ukraine were commemorated at Lychakiv. The commemoration of the fighters is timed to the anniversary of the creation of the 125th separate brigade of the territorial brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Commemoration. Photo: Lviv RMA

Rivne oblast

Tetiana Kameristova, an officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, under the pseudonym “Mavka”, presented her first book of poems entitled “As it is. Confession between the lines”. Funds from the sale of military poems will be used to the needs of defenders.

Book “As it is. Confession between the lines”. Photo: Rivne RMA

Ternopil oblast

Three communities of Ternopil oblast received three buses from Finland. They will be used to transport students to local schools. Soon, the oblast will receive four more buses from international partners for the communities.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

At night, the enemy attacked Khmelnytskyi with drones. The air defense system worked effectively in the city. No hits were recorded.

Sappers of the Special Forces Emergency and Rescue Squad conducted a mine safety lesson for students of the Mariupol Construction College, located in Khmelnytskyi during the war. Its purpose is to explain the dangers of modern ammunition.

The RMA reported that communities of the oblast received 25 generators for Invincibility Centers.

Chernivtsi oblast

This year, in the regional budget and 19 communities of Bukovyna, UAH 141 million have been allocated to finance the activities of local programs to support the territorial defense of the oblast and the Armed Forces of Ukraine. UAH 87 million have been financed in two months. These funds were directed to the logistical support of military units, the restoration of equipment, the purchase of vehicles, generators, etc.

In Chernivtsi, a master class and a tour of a confectionery were held for the children of the fallen defenders. They observed the process of making bread, cakes and sweets, prepared and decorated cookies.

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

Ukraine and the IMF agreed on a four-year financing program for more than $15 billion. The agreement was the result of months of negotiations between representatives of the IMF and the Ukrainian authorities.

Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan, announced that his country will allocate $30 million for non-lethal weapons for Ukraine and $470 million for the energy sector and other industries.

Gitanas Nauseda, President of Lithuania, announced that the country is preparing a new package of military aid to Ukraine, which will include anti-drones. He added that Ukraine’s support currently amounts to more than 1.2% of Lithuania’s GDP.

Germany agreed on the repair of Panzerhaubitze 2000 howitzers for Ukraine in Slovakia. According to Feldhusen, Germany’s ambassador to Ukraine, Germany always insists that not only training, but also spare parts and maintenance are to be provided along with tanks and other weapons.

Volodymyr Zelensky met with Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan. They discussed security cooperation, further sanctions, pressure on russia, cooperation in the framework of Japan’s G7 Presidency and Japan’s involvement in Ukraine’s reconstruction.

Volodymyr Zelensky will take part in the G7 summit in May. “Mr. Prime Minister Kishida invited me to participate in the summit of the Group of Seven, scheduled for May in the city of Hiroshima. I accepted the invitation to participate in the online format,” said the President of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military will complete training on Patriot systems in the US in the coming days. After that, they will go to Europe for final training with other groups of the Ukrainian military.

The UK Ministry of Defense has confirmed they will send shells containing depleted uranium to Ukraine, adding that the British military has used the material in its shells for decades. “This is a standard component and has nothing to do with nuclear weapons or capabilities,” the agency said in a statement. The Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom claimed that putin is deliberately trying to misinform by publicly criticizing the decision to send depleted uranium ammunition to Ukraine.

Jaroslav Nagy, Minister of Defense of Slovakia, announced that the US offered to sell Slovakia 12 new Bell AH-1Z Viper helicopters at a discounted price after Bratislava sends its MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine.

Lithuania adopted the resolution “On limiting the influence of terrorist russia”. The resolution suggests that EU countries jointly create and expand the legal framework of the EU. According to it, some states will be recognized as countries that support terrorism and use terrorist means. russia is proposed to be included in the list of countries that support such terrorism.

Kateryna Pavlichenko reported that it is planned that the units of the MIA system will strengthen cooperation with the EU Consultative Mission (ECM) in Ukraine regarding the elimination of the consequences of russian aggression and the implementation of security projects in the post-war period. Currently, the ECM is deploying its mobile units in liberated territories and is considering the possibility of creating an operational base in Mykolaiv and Kherson. The Mission is also focused on restoring justice.

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that today and tomorrow in Strasbourg, Ukraine is gathering a coalition of 33 states working to establish the Special Tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine.

4 members of Congress from the Republican Party wrote a letter to the White House calling on Joe Biden, US President, to send cluster munitions to Ukraine.

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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