War in Ukraine today: latest news, March 23, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 393rd day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

What happened in Ukraine today:

Here is operational information of the General Staff as of 6 pm:   

The enemy launched 2 air and 2 missile strikes, as well as carried out 18 MLRS attacks. 

There remains a high missile threat throughout Ukraine.

Towards Volyn, Polissia, Siversk and Sloboda, the operational situation reveals no significant changes. At the same time, the enemy continues to fortify the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk oblasts. Also, on the territory of Belgorod oblast, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are holding groups of troops to carry out demonstrative actions to prevent the transfer of our units to other areas. During the day, the enemy shelled Basivka and Volfine settlements (Sumy oblast); Arkhypivka and Kliusy (Chernihiv oblast), as well as Hlyboke, Zemlianka, Komisarove, Vilkhovatka, Ambarne, Bolohivka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kamianka and Kreidianka (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy also maintains its military presence in the border areas with Ukraine to prevent the movement of our units to other directions. There were unsuccessful attempts to break through the defenses of our troops in the areas of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast) and Makiivka (Luhansk oblast). Once again, a number of settlements along the line of hostilities were shelled, namely Hrianivka, Kupyansk and Krokhmalne (Kharkiv oblast); Novoselivske, Nevske, Peshchanoe and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), as well as Verkhniokamianske, Siversk and Kolodiazi (Donetsk oblast). 

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy does not abandon attempts to seize the city of Bakhmut, where constant positional battles are ongoing. At the same time, our defenders repulsed enemy attacks near Oleksandro-Shultyne and Vasiukivka. Vasiukivka, Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Bakhmut, Hryhorivka, Ivanivske, Zalizne and Niu York (Donetsk oblast) were shelled.

Towards Avdiivka, Marinka and Shakhtarsk, there were unsuccessful offensive actions by the enemy towards the settlements of Novokalynove, Stepove, Avdiivka and Sieverne (Donetsk oblast). Enemy shelling was carried out against Avdiivka, Berdychi, Lastochkyne, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Bohoiavlenka, Vuhledar and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Zaporozhzhia and Kherson, the enemy is defending. The settlements of Olhivske, Malynivka, Zatyshshia, Huliaipole, Zheleznodorozhne, Bilohiria, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Kamianske (Zaporizhzhia oblast) were shelled; Vremivka, Novopil and Novoselka (Donetsk oblast), as well as Vesele, Kozatske, Mykolaivka, Ivanivka, Novotiahynka, Molodizhne, Antonivka, Bilozirka, Dniprovske,  Kizomys and Kherson.

Also, in a number of settlements of the temporarily captured left-bank part of Kherson oblast, the invaders began searching for citizens with a pro-Ukrainian position. To do this, they use the lists of ATO participants, military pensioners and those persons who served in the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine. 

Aviation of the Defense Forces inflicted 11 strikes on buildups of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers.

The “Children of War” platform informs that 465 children have been killed since the beginning of a full-scale russian invasion. In addition, more than 940 children were injured with varying degrees of severity. It was also recently revealed that, a 17-year-old boy was killed in an attack by an enemy Shahed UAV on March 22, 2023.

The Office of the Prosecutor General reports that a representative office of the International Criminal Court will be opened in Ukraine. The opening agreement has been signed by ICC Secretary Lewis and Attorney General Kostin. “This is just the beginning, but a significant one. I am convinced that we will not stop until all those responsible for international crimes committed against Ukraine are brought to justice. Including the highest military-political leadership of the criminal regime of the russian federation,” Kostin said.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports that russian forces unsuccessfully tried to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops in Synkivka, Kharkiv oblast. 

Oleh Ivanov, the evacuation coordinator of the Unified Coordination Humanitarian Centre, says that since March 6, 33 children and 216 adults have been removed from the frontline communities of Kharkiv oblast.

According to the British Ministry of Defence with reference to British intelligence data, russia partially regained control over the immediate approaches to the city of Kreminna. Obviously, the russian military is also seeking to return the logistics hub – Kupiansk. The statement said that russian command is probably trying to expand the security zone west of the line of defense they have prepared along higher areas of the terrain, as well as use a natural obstacle, the Oskil River.

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv RMA, informs that at about 4pm, a 46-year-old resident blew up on a russian mine in a forest belt near Hryhorivka village in Kupiansk region. He died on the spot from the injuries.

russian invaders shelled Morozova Dolyna village: two buildings were damaged, there was no power supply.

Yesterday, the enemy shelled border settlements of Kupiansk, Chuhuiv, Izium and Kharkiv regions.

In Cherneshchyna village, Izium region, as a result of enemy shelling, the temple was damaged and grass caught fire nearby.

In Vilcha and Vovchanski Khutory settlements, Chuhuiv region, at least 4 residential buildings were damaged by shelling.

In Vilkhovatka village, Kupiansk region, as a result of mortar shelling, a private house was destroyed, another 2 damaged.

There were no casualties as a result of shelling in the oblast.

Demining activities are ongoing. Yesterday, pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service examined more than 5.5 hectares of territory and defused another 193 explosive ordnance.

Donetsk oblast

Yaroslav Demchenkov, Deputy Energy Minister, citing data from the World Bank, states that losses of the Donbas coal mining could reach more than $300 million due to the war in Ukraine.

russians intend to surround Avdiivka, which has been holding the line since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. On March 23, russians lost about 350 troops and heavy equipment during hostilities in this area.

Serhii Cherevatyi, Spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, informs that Defence Forces of Ukraine destroyed four modern russian T-90 tanks and other heavy equipment towards Lyman-Kupiansk. This area is currently the second most tense along the entire frontline.

In the middle of the night, russians shelled Kramatorsk and its outskirts, damaging at least 3 buildings, a boiler room and garages.

Towards Donetsk, 2 people were killed in Avdiivka. The city was hit by an airstrike – three missiles hit the Avdiivka Coke Plant. At least 7 houses were damaged in Ocheretyne community – Orlivka, Lastochkyne, Tonenke, Berdychi, Umanske, Novokalynove, Sieverne and Netailove were shelled. In the Marinka community, Marinka, Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka were attacked.

Towards Horlivka, 4 residential buildings and an outbuilding in Chasiv Yar were damaged and there were isolated attacks in Toretsk and Soledar communities.

Towards Lysychansk, Torske, Zarichne, Yampil and Terny of the Lyman community, Siversk and Serebrianka of the Siversk community were under enemy attack. 

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk RMA, states that russian forces killed 2 residents of Donetsk oblast in Avdiivka. Four more people were wounded in the oblast.

Luhansk oblast

Based on the information provided by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the russian army tried to break through the defense near Makiivka. Novoselivske, Nevske, and Bilohorivka were targeted.

Several russian vehicles were destroyed near the Kreminna-Svatove highway. The operation was adjusted by the fighters of the special aerial reconnaissance unit “Wild Bees” of the 518th separate brigade of the 1st separate brigade of the Ivan Bohun Special Forces.

Kateryna Pavlichenko, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, informs that women submit applications to join assault brigades of the Offensive Guard and successfully pass the selection stages. Most applications come from civilians without combat experience.

Referring to the Luhansk RMA, the invaders demand to passport local teachers by June 1. Also, there is a shortage of medicines in pharmacies and medical institutions of the so-called ‘LPR’.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The death toll from the russian drone attack on Rzhyshchiv rose to nine. The National Emergency Service reported that the demolition of debris in the area of the specialized lyceum was completed; 9 people were injured and 20 were hospitalized with minor injuries. 116 personnel and 27 pieces of equipment were deployed to the site.

Rescuers liquidate the consequences of the russian drone attack on Rzhishchev. Photo: SES

russian Corporal Sayan Ilyarov was notified in absentia for alleged brutal treatment of civilians combined with intentional murder. According to the investigation, on March 2, 2022, without warning, russian servicemen shot a volunteer who was delivering groceries to villages in the Bucha region with a sniper rifle; the victim’s body was hidden in a sewage well. According to the National Police report, most of the members of the 5th separate tank brigade tactical group of tanks who committed war crimes in Kiev oblast have been identified. The investigation is ongoing.

The State Agency for Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure reported that Lithuania will help rebuild destroyed schools in the de-occupied territories. The Lithuanian Central Project Management is already involved in the reconstruction of schools in Avdiivka and Borodianka. This year, the experience of cooperation can be scaled to 11 key regions most affected by the war.

The Bucha Сity Сouncil reported that the community received UAH 47 million from the regional budget, which they plan to use for the restoration of housing destroyed or damaged during the russian invasion. The second grant of more than UAH 16 million will be directed to the restoration of the housing stock and the creation of the “Flag” memorial at the entrance to Vorzel-Bucha.

Makariv Head Vadym Tokar reported that the EU representatives in Ukraine signed an agreement for more than €15 million to reconstruct the city. The money will be used to restore two destroyed kindergartens, Lyceum No. 2, therapeutic and polyclinic buildings of the local hospital, damaged during the russian invasion.

Oleksandr Markushyn, Mayor of Irpin, announced that reconstruction of Lyceum N3, which was damaged due to russian military aggression, began in the city. The restoration will be carried out thanks to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He reminded that under UNICEF’s financial support program, shelters were arranged in ten educational institutions of the Irpin community.

The Kyiv City Council approved the city’s target program “Supporting Kyiv people – defenders of Ukraine” for 2023-2025. As the mayor of the city, Vitalii Klychko, said, the program will provide support and assistance to Kyiv residents who defend Ukraine from the russian aggressor by now, as well as to members of their families and the families of the fallen heroes.

A platform for monitoring the provision, receipt and distribution of humanitarian aid was presented in Kyiv. The presentation of Aidmonitor.org took place in Ukrinform. The platform is intended for both large international organizations, small charities and volunteer headquarters.

The Kyiv City Council renamed another 16 streets, alleys, avenues and boulevards, the names of which are related to russia. The process of de-russification in Kyiv continues – in total, 288 city objects have already been renamed in the capital.

Zhytomyr oblast

Vitalii Bunechko, Head of the Zhytomyr RMA announced that efforts are taken to strengthen the deeply echeloned border defense system, which includes strongholds of the Defense Forces, long-term fire structures made of reinforced concrete, fire positions, and equipped protective structures for personnel. Anti-tank ditches, minefields, anti-personnel barrier fences, cameras and observation towers have also been installed along the border.

In Zhytomyr oblast, the ban on the presence of civilians in the immediate vicinity of the State Border, as well as in the forests near nine settlements that were de-occupied in early April, continues to apply. Curfew restrictions from 00:00 to 05:00 continue in the oblast, as well as stricter requirements for people’s safety during air alarms at factories and educational institutions.

As of February 24, 2022, the number of equipped shelters in the oblast has increased sixfold to 4,400 shelters. National and local authorities, communities, philanthropists and international organizations have allocated more than UAH 400 million for their arrangement.

Vitalii Bunechko, Head of the Zhytomyr RMA, announces that Estonia has allocated more than one million euros to construct a kindergarten in Ovruch, Zhytomyr oblast. Estonia also plans to participate in reconstruction of the destroyed bridge in Malyn, construction of bomb shelters in educational institutions, two family-type children’s homes, and implementation of other projects.

Medical equipment to treat limb injuries was received by the Zhytomyr Regional Clinical Hospital named after Herbachevsky. As reported in the medical institution, 50 fighters will be treated using this equipment provided by the Zhytomyr Community Foundation and volunteers from the USA.

Sumy oblast

The Sumy RMA reported that the enemy shelled four communities of the oblast. Yunakivka, Bilopillia and Esman communities came under mortar fire – a total of 20 hits were recorded. On the territory of the Krasnopillia community, the russian military dropped an explosive device from a UAV.

The SBGS reported that after the de-occupation of Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts, russia carried out 3,100 shelling attacks of the border of these regions. The vast majority of shelling was carried out from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery. It is noted that the working group of officers of the Administration of the State Border Service checked the state of service and combat activity of Chernihiv and Sumy border detachments, the readiness of the border units in cooperation with other components of the Defense Forces of Ukraine to take actions to protect the state border.

The ‘Sumy’ OTU reported that the curfew in Sumy oblast will remain from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Such a measure ensures the safety of citizens, taking into account the general situation and the distance to the border with the aggressor state.

The Krolevets apple tree colony from Sumy oblast was among the top three winners in the vote for the title of European Tree of 2023. Such an online vote is organized by the Environmental Partnership Association (EPA) every year in February. The apple colony is a botanical monument of national significance in Ukraine. The tree is unique in that it has long since lost its original mother trunk, but on an area of about 1,000 square meters, 15 trunks attached to the ground lie in different directions – its “children”, “grandchildren” or “great-grandchildren”. The ability of this apple tree to self-root by branches and to prolong life is unsurpassed in the world.

Unique natural monument of Ukraine is an apple tree colony in the city of Krolevets, Sumy oblast. Photo: from social networks

Chernihiv oblast

The SBGS reported that Semenivka and Snovsk communities of Sumy oblast came under enemy shelling. The enemy inflicted fire damage using mortars. There were 24 explosions.

The ‘North’ Operational Command reported that the enemy continues to attack the Semenivka community. There were 10 hits from barrel artillery in the area of the settlement of Tymonovichi.

Dmytro Bryzhynskyi, Head of the city military administration, announced that Chernihiv is a strong fortress. The city is developing an effective regional defense program, aimed to create a reliable system of protection and measures that will be relevant for at least 5 years.

Viacheslav Chaus, Head of the Chernihiv RMA, said that two high-rise buildings and two schools in Chernihiv, damaged by russian bombings, will be dismantled. These buildings were included in the list of hazardous objects, which was approved by the regional commission for technogenic and ecological safety and emergency situations.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk RMA, announced that the humanitarian aid from Dnipropetrovsk oblast was handed over to IAPs of the Dnipro region and the front-line Nikopol region. 200 boxes containing breakfast cereals, soups, protein bars, juice for children, and water , as well as 300  fire extinguishers for SES employees were delivered there. 

Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk RMA, announced that Mavic 3 drones were handed over to emergency services to be used for demining and searching for people. 

Assistance for the State Emergency Service. Photo: Head of Dnipropetrovsk RMA, Serhii Lysak

Vinnytsia oblast

​​Vinnytsia City Council reported that de-occupied Balaklia received another humanitarian shipment from Vinnytsia. More than 4 tons of food for long-term storage, such as fish and meat products, canned goods, pasta, and groceries, were handed over to the city.

Kirovohrad oblast

The exhibition of the rifle battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine “The Way of Courage” was opened in Kropyvnytskyi on the occasion of the Day of the National Guard of Ukraine.

In Kirovohrad oblast, during the exhibition, creative masters managed to collect more than UAH 22 K to purchase a car for military medics of the 193rd battalion of the 124th territorial defense brigade.

Poltava oblast

According to Dmytro Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, the oblast received a large humanitarian aid package for its medical institutions from the public organizations “Elevate Ukraine” and “Brothers Volunteers”. This includes medical equipment and 20 tonnes of inventory. The humanitarian cargo includes ECG and ultrasound devices, CPAP therapy, and patient monitors, as well as wheelchairs of various characteristics, surgical equipment, and medical hygiene products

The first robot appeared in the State Emergency Service of Poltava Oblast. It is intended for the remote extinguishing of fires in places where there is a threat to the life and health of rescuers.

Cherkasy oblast

American journalist Daniel Smith came to Cherkasy to tell the world about the war in Ukraine. He is collecting stories about Ukrainians who suffered because of the full-scale invasion.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

34 people were injured as a result of yesterday’s missile attack on two nine-storey buildings in Zaporizhzhia. 39 people were hospitalized, including three children. Five people were treated on the spot. One person was killed. The State Emergency Service managed to rescue 6 people and two dogs. Rescue operations are currently underway. The State Emergency Service has engaged 66 rescuers and 14 pieces of equipment at the scene.

The State Emergency Service engineers removed 7 Uragan multiple rocket launcher cartridges, 2 pieces of rocket remnants, and 4 cluster fragmentation elements found in the settlements of Zaporizhzhia and Polohy regions. All the explosive items were destroyed by pyrotechnicians.

According to the General Staff, in the village of Vesele, russian occupation forces set up a military hospital in the building of a kindergarten. Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said during a national news telethon that at least two such hospitals were opened last week in Vesele and Vasylivka. He also added that about 250 doctors and nurses from russia had arrived in the occupied territories.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said that it failed to create a demilitarized zone around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. The agency has abandoned the idea. Now ending the hostilities near the plant is discussed.

Mykolaiv oblast

Press service of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration reported that after a three-day break, the russian army launched an artillery strike on the waters of the Ochakiv community in Mykolaiv region. There are no casualties. 

Serhii Vasilenko, Director of the City Council’s Department of Labour and Social Protection said that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, 34K people have been issued IDP certificates in Mykolaiv. 

The shelling of the Voloska Spit recreation centre in Mykolaiv oblast caused a fire covering 1,200 square metres. The fire released 950.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air. The environmental damage was estimated at UAH 2.2 million. This information is included in the general register of environmental damage caused by the invasion of the occupiers.

According the press service of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration,

Mykolaiv oblast received assistance from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS Ukraine) in the form of 296 generators of various capacities. 

The Department of Energy, Energy Saving and Innovative Technologies of the Mykolaiv City Council reported that the French volunteer organization “Federation Nationale de Protection Civile” handed over solid fuel stoves and their components to Mykolaiv. The stoves will be handed over to citizens whose homes were damaged by shelling.

Mykolaiv signed a Partnership Memorandum with the city of St Helier (Bailiwick Jersey, British Isles). The document envisages cooperation in various sectors, including economy, culture, sports and tourism, as well as a number of joint events. The new partners are preparing a batch of aid for Mykolaiv, including medical equipment and high-capacity generators. The cities are also working together on the reconstruction of Mykolaiv.

Odesa oblast

During this morning’s alert, the number of russian missile carriers in the Black Sea increased to four. Currently, 15 ships are on alert, including four missile carriers: two surface and two submarines. The total volley can be up to 24 Kalibr missiles.

The 17th vessel chartered by the UN World Food Program has left the port of Odesa. The bulk carrier DENIZ M will deliver 30 thousand tons of humanitarian wheat to Ethiopia. Under the auspices of the WFP, more than half a million tons of Ukrainian wheat have already been delivered to needy countries in Africa and Asia.

In Odesa oblast, 9 medical facilities have received powerful generators. The International Charitable Foundation “Vash Misto”, the charitable organization “Blau-Gelbes Kreuz” and German patrons provided 20 5 kW generators to medical institutions in Odesa oblast. The total cost of the generators is about UAH 1.5 mln.

Young volunteers from Odesa oblast sent a Starlink satellite system to the frontline. The funds for Starlink were raised during the Voice of Ivanovka online song contest, which included a nomination for a young volunteer. 

Safety classrooms are being opened in educational institutions in Odesa. They are equipped with all the necessary materials according to the zoning principle, and have fire safety, mine safety, road safety, first aid zones, and a game room.

The first dolphins returned to the Black Sea. In Odesa oblast, employees of the Tuzly Estuaries National Nature Park spotted a pod of bottlenose dolphins. These are the first dolphins to return after wintering despite the war.

Kherson oblast

The Regional Military Administration reported that over the past day russian occupiers fired 54 times at Kherson oblast, launching 319 shells from heavy artillery and Grad systems. One person was killed. Two more people were wounded. The enemy fired five times at Kherson. 19 russian shells hit residential areas, private and apartment buildings.  .

In the temporarily occupied territories, the russian military continues to loot. Thus, in one of the villages of Skadovsk region, the occupiers illegally took away a VAZ-21099 car from a local resident, which they later handed over to their henchmen. In one of the villages of Kakhovka district, russian invaders raided and stole hunting weapons from local residents.

Yesterday, in the occupied part of Kherson oblast, Ukrainian artillery units destroyed two boats used by the occupation forces due to joint efforts of artillery and aerial reconnaissance.

Yesterday, russian forces shelled the town of Beryslav, where the enemy partially destroyed an administrative building, hit a residential building, a local history museum and a  newspaper office, and also hit a park and a church. There are no casualties. But the center of the city, which was beautiful and cozy in the morning, was disfigured by a treacherous attack by russian troops.

At night, the troops of the aggressor state shelled the city center of Kherson and Antonivka village. As a result, a 50-year-old woman was killed near her home, another woman was wounded and hospitalized. Enemy shells also hit the Kherson Regional Cardiology Center. Residential buildings, a gas pipeline and power lines were damaged.

Woman was killed in the night shelling of Kherson. Photo: ‘South’ Operational Command

Spring sowing has started in Kherson oblast. Agricultural work is being carried out by 40 agricultural enterprises on 50k hectares, and another 450K hectares are mined.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Pensioners, people with disabilities, large families, and IDPs in Kharkiv received 403 food kits thanks to the “Safe Sky” CF, the Swedish Aid Center, “Community Chest of Corea “GOOD NEIGHBORS” and the Volyn RMA.

Zakarpattia oblast

The RMA reported that communities of Zakarpattia oblast received charging stations thanks to the Government of Japan and UDPN.

The Offensive Guard reported that in Zakarpattia, the father of many children joined the “Liut” assault brigade. Viacheslav Sorochynskyi is the father of seven children (six sons and one daughter), including 19- and 23-year-old sons who are already defending Ukraine.

The city organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine organizes training on pre-medical care on Zhupanatsk Square in Uzhgorod twice a week.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The Ivano-Frankivsk RMA and Oschadbank signed a memorandum of cooperation to help local and relocated businesses of Prykarpattia to get through difficult times during a full-scale war.

The RMA held a meeting with representatives of the Swiss charity organization “Terre des hommes“. They discussed IDPs’ needs and mechanisms for providing them with the necessary assistance.

In Ivano-Frankivsk, a strategic session “Building the potential of vocational and technical education institutions under martial law” was held within the framework of the project of the joint Program of the EU and its member states of Germany, Finland, Poland and Estonia “EU4Skills: Better Skills for Modern Ukraine”. They discussed the functioning of vocational and technical educational institutions and training of workers for reconstructing Ukraine in the post-war period.

The RMA reported that with the support of the KO-HATY project team, a shelter for IDPs was set up in Ivano-Frankivsk. Thirty-two rooms were placed on the grounds of a former hotel,providing housing for more than 80 IDPs.

Yurii Chopyk was presented with the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky III degree (posthumously) for courage, selflessness in the defense of Ukraine and faithfulness to the military oath. Relatives of the fallen soldier received the state award.

Lviv oblast

The RMA held a meeting with representatives of the non-governmental organization Peace Winds Japan and the “Right to Defense” CF. They discussed cooperation in the spheres of social protection and assistance to IDPs.

Estonian volunteers from the United Delivery Mission, the Union of Entrepreneurs of the Sambir region and the Sambir Regional Military Administration, sent 10 cars to the front lines. Since the war began, Estonians have sent 200 cars to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Educational institutions of the Pustomytiv community received 10 7.5 kW generators worth UAH 750K from the Lions Club International MD103 FRANCE.

Brodyteploenergo received a gas-powered cogeneration plant capable of producing 363 kW of electricity and 498 kW of heat from the energy concern EAM Naturenergie GMbH, Dr. Bastian and Professor Buescher. The cost of this equipment in Germany is EUR 300K.

Students from the Yavorivsk community sent 3K trench candles to the front lines. In their free time, children from the village of Hlynytsi come to the local People’s House to make candles for the front.

Soldier Dmytro Polovsan was awarded with the Order “For Courage” of the 3rd degree for his personal courage and selfless actions in the defense of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the military oath. The defender recently returned from russian captivity.

Rivne oblast

The oblast received 140 charging stations as part of the cooperation of Rivne Roblastegion with the UN Development Program and the Government of Japan. The devices were distributed among the communities of the oblast that participated in the project.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, handed over awards to medics from Rivne oblast during yesterday’s visit to Eastern Ukraine.

In Rivne oblast, a 9-year-old volunteer girl bought a drone for the military. To raise the necessary amount, Marta Pylypchuk drew and sold paintings. Now Marta also wants to collect funds to purchase a thermal imager.

Young volunteer. Photo: Rivne RMA

Ternopil oblast

A helpline has been established for families and children of Ternopil heroes to receive qualified psychological support and necessary counseling. To date, more than 100 families have been provided with relevant information and social support.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that 95 school teachers of Khmelnytskyi oblast received modern laptops from international humanitarian organizations.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Chernivtsi RMA signed a Memorandum on cooperation with the Public Union “Firefighters – Rescuers of Ukraine” and the Main Directorate of the Emergency Department of Chernivtsi oblast. The purpose of the memorandum is to get citizens to join volunteer fire brigades.

The city council reported that residents of Chernivtsi received humanitarian aid, including 32 generators of various capacities, from Polish partners.

The “Joint Efforts” CF and gas workers from Bukovyna purchased 2 Motorola digital radios and 10 charging stations for them worth over UAH 150K to be sent to the front lines.

The city council reports that the premises of the military medical commission in Chernivtsi have been repaired and the equipment updated.

The distribution of food kits for vulnerable categories of IDPs has started at the Caritas Foundation in Chernivtsi. Since the first days of the war, the CF has delivered 16K food kits to people who needed support.

Aid for IDPs. Photo: Chernivtsi RMA

A three-day seminar “Inclusion of people with disabilities. Barrier-free: approaches and tools” began in Chernivtsi. It was conducted within the UN Development Program in Ukraine.

Children of the Viknyansk community joined the “Plant a Victory Tree” campaign. Each planted tree is a symbol of life, indomitable spirit and faith in Victory.

“Plant a Victory Tree” campaign. Photo: Chernivtsi RMA

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

The European Court of Human Rights scheduled a hearing on November 8, 2023 in the interstate case “Ukraine v. russia” regarding the violation of human rights by the occupation authorities of Crimea.

The World Bank reported that $411 billion is needed to rebuild Ukraine, i.e. 2.6 GDPs of the Ukrainian state for 2022. According to the World Bank estimate in September, the damage caused by armed aggression of moscow totalled to $349 billion. The World Bank has already provided about $20.6 billion to restore Ukraine’s infrastructure.

In 2022, Poland’s assistance to Ukraine made almost 30 billion zlotys, or $7 billion. This is about 1% of the country’s GDP.

Spain joined the EU agreement on the supply of ammunition to Ukraine. The agreement has already been signed by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and Norway.

Yaroslav Nagy, Minister of Defense of Slovakia, announced that his country sent the first four MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine. In total, Slovakia promised to provide 13 such aircraft. Nagy said that the rest will be sent in the coming weeks.

The Ministry of Defense of Finland reported that the country approved the 14th package of military aid to Kyiv, which includes three Leopard 2 tanks.

The US offered Slovakia 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and over 500 AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles as compensation for the soviet MiG-29 fighters and air defense systems that Bratislava is giving to Ukraine.

The IAEA refused to create a demilitarized zone at the ZNPP. Now the IAEA will demand an end to hostilities around the nuclear power plant.

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, announced that Iceland recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

The Canadian government reported that the country extended the Ukrainian refugee support program for one year.

The Czech Republic extended the ban on issuing visas to citizens of the russian federation and belarus until March 31, 2024.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) with the financial support of the government of Switzerland, provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the government of Great Britain implements a business partnership program aimed at supporting the agricultural sector and food production in Ukraine.

In the Hague, Andrii Kostin, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, signed an agreement on the opening of a representative office of the International Criminal Court in Ukraine with Peter Lewis, Secretary of the ICC. This agreement will contribute to speeding up the prosecution of all those guilty of international crimes committed against Ukraine, including the leadership of the criminal regime of the russian federation.

The International Criminal Court responded to russian threats by issuing a warrant for putin’s arrest. “The Presidium regrets these attempts to hinder international efforts to ensure accountability for actions prohibited by general international law,” the message reads.

Armenia will have the right to arrest putin on a warrant from the International Criminal Court. Yerevan has begun the process of ratifying the Rome Statute, on the basis of which the International Criminal Court in the Hague operates, which issued an arrest warrant for the president of the russian federation. “We started the process of ratifying the Rome Statute two or three months ago, before the decision of the Hague Court,” said Alen Simonyan, Spokesman of the Armenian Parliament.

“Ukrainian soldiers are impressive and absolutely fast learners. Thanks to their extensive knowledge of air defense and experience in the combat zone, it was easier for them, although it is never easy, to master the Patriot system,” said Shane Morgan, US Brigadier General. He added that the Ukrainians are “the best of the best in providing air defense of Ukraine.”

The US assumed that on March 22, russians deliberately attacked civilians in Zaporizhzhia. “It’s clear that this is the russian script to strike civilian infrastructure and not pay attention to avoiding civilian casualties,” said John Kirby, Coordinator of the US National Security Council.

The NATO Secretary General reported that Ukraine uses 4K to 7K artillery shells per day, compared to 20K russian ones. Stoltenberg said that the russian president is waging a war of attrition. Thus, the official expressed his wish that at the next summit of the Alliance in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, NATO members agree to spend at least 2% of GDP on defense.

The US advised russia to withdraw tanks from Ukraine if it is concerned about the supply of shells with depleted uranium. “If russia is deeply concerned about the health of its tanks, the safest option for them is to move them across the border and take them out of Ukraine,” said John Kirby, coordinator of the US National Security Council.

Prince William and Mariusz Blaszczak visited the 3rd Subcarpathian Territorial Defense Brigade. Prince William visited the Refugee Center in Warsaw to see for himself how humanitarian work is being done and the support of Poles for Ukrainians fleeing the war.

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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