The 16th day of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion continues.
Operational information from the regions of the Active Community network 11.03.2022
Ukraine in brief:
The 16th day of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion continues.
Having suffered losses in all areas of battle, the enemy is stopped, trying to gain a foothold, forced to do so on unfavorable frontiers. In the Donetsk direction, during the fierce fighting, the defenders of Ukraine repulsed the enemy, the pace of the invasion slowed down.
Kyiv and Mariupol remain the main areas of concentration of the enemy’s efforts and advances in the directions of Kryvyi Rih, Kremenchuk, Nikopol, and Zaporizhia.
Unable to succeed, the enemy continues to launch missile and bomb strikes on cities in the depths of Ukraine – Dnipro, Lutsk, and Ivano-Frankivsk. In particular, the Russians fired 219 missiles and dropped 318 rockets during the war.
The formation of enemy reserves and their transfer to the areas of hostilities on the territory of Ukraine continues. There is an increase in the air defense system of the occupying forces in the Donetsk and Tavriya areas.
In Volyn, there is a threat of sabotage of military and civilian infrastructure.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the Russian occupation troops kept Sumy surrounded and partially blocked Kharkiv from the north. The enemy conducts regrouping of troops.
Today, the Russians embodied a provocation: Russian planes flew into the territory of Ukraine and carried out an airstrike on the territory of Belarus. The Belarusian authorities said on their official resources that it was a fake.
The enemy is trying to break through the settlements near the capital and block Kyiv.
The invaders accumulate troops and equipment, shelling housing estates and critical infrastructure.
Fighting took place on the territory of some settlements of Baryshivska, Kalityanska, and Velikodimerska territorial communities of Brovary district. A rocket that fell over the lake was shot down over Boyarskaya territorial community.
Today the evacuation of the population continues through humanitarian corridors from the Makariv direction, Bucha, Vorzel, Mykulychy, Nemishayevo, Borodyanka, Gostomel, Kozarovychi.
Today in the Zhytomyr Oblast, it is quiet. People from Kyiv Oblast are coming to Zhytomyr; humanitarian aid is coming.
The Russian military continues to shell houses and keep Sumy surrounded. 29 Russian servicemen were detained in Sumy Oblast. Ukrainian intelligence also found a column of Russian equipment, after which it was liquidated.
Russian army continues attacks on Chernihiv and tries to occupy the city, but it was stopped. Night shellings cut the water supply to the city. 232 populated areas were left without electricity. Russian occupiers also bombed the stadium and children’s library. Russian army uses 500-kilogram bombs.
At night Nizhyn was shelled by Russians and injured 8 people, and killed 2. In some populated areas, the enemy violates the norm of Humanitarian law and conducts robberies, takes hostages, and executes civilians. In border city Horodni, a man shot himself because he refused to work for the occupiers.
The enemy continues unsuccessful tries to block Kharkiv from the north. In Kharkiv Oblast, the Russian military shelled a psychoneurological care facility with 330 people. 50 of which are of low mobility, 10 – on wheelchairs. There are no casualties, thanks to employees and patients being in shelters. There is a piece of ammo stuck in the wall.
In Izum there are heated battles. City authorities didn’t succumb to an ultimatum from Russian occupation regime to surrender the city.
There was no military action in the region and city. There were a couple of air alarms, but there was no information on hits to the city.
The city organizes trolley rout to the farthest city areas. People continue helping and doing volunteer work. The city accepts forced displaced persons from destroyed cities. In general, the mood is alarmed.
The situation is under control. It is relatively quiet, with no losses. The city is patrolled by territorial defense and police. Utility services work normally. There are no apparent infrastructural damages. There is an operating point for the evacuation of people.
Humanitarian help arrived from Poland to Pokrovsk and Kovel: train car of the food product of long term shelf life, hygienic goods, medical supplies, etc. Everything was distributed to the air defense and military units. Some gas stations in Pokrovsk had gas and petrol, but there is a general problem with the petrol supply to the region. Insulin is being delivered but is sold out quickly.
In 12 days of city blockade, Russians killed 1582 civilians. Dead are being buried in mass graves because of constant shelling. Locals stay in cellars and shelters; there is no water, heat, and light. Green corridors for humanitarian aid and evacuation of the civilians to the safe places are being shelled – the city is at the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. Since 6 a.m. Russians shell city non-stop.
There were no changes in the positions of Ukrainian and Russian armies. Some cities of Zaporizhzhia Oblast (Melitopol, Berdiansk, Prymorsk, Enerhodar, Tokmak) are occupied by Russian soldiers. The situation is extremely tense. There are recorded violations of Humanitarian law by occupiers. Russian military does robberies, lootings, takes hostages, and executes civilians. There is almost no way to buy petrol in the region. Radiation levels in Zaporizhzhia Oblast are within norms.
Zaporizhzhia is a powerful humanitarian center. The city has a regional humanitarian hub, which receives a lot of aid from western Ukraine and foreign countries. The goods are distributed and sent to the communities that need them the most. Residents of the occupied cities and villages are evacuated to the Oblast center. Last night, 330 residents were evacuated from Huliaipole to Zaporizhzhia and 311 – from Kushuhum and Komyshuvakha communities. Convoy with evacuees from Enerhodar, Dniprorudny, and Vasylivka arrived. There were 9 buses with people, about 150 cars and 5 trucks with humanitarian aid, unloaded in Enerhodar. They delivered food, medicine, and other necessities. Another convoy with humanitarian aid and buses to evacuate residents went to Mariupol. It is accompanied by representatives of the Red Cross and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
A group of occupiers abducted the Mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, and took him away in an unknown direction. The Russian occupiers detained him in the City’s Crisis Center, where he was dealing with the city’s livelihood. This information was announced by Anton Herashchenko, Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
The situation is extremely complicated. According to the territorial defense representatives, the Russian military fired on residential buildings. As a result of the shelling, many civilians were injured. The Russian occupation troops took two injured children (a girl and a boy) away in an unknown direction.
Enerhodar (Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant)
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is under the control of Russian occupiers. Evacuation from Enerhodar continues.
The Russian occupiers allowed humanitarian convoys to go through the city. The water supply system was repaired, and electricity appeared. Locals report less presence of shelling.
Russian occupiers block the limits of Kherson Oblast. Roadblocks are set up at the entrance of Kherson. About 10 Russian tanks entered Skadovs’k and territory near the village. The Armed Forces of Ukraine take no military actions. The situation is difficult but under control. Communication, television, and the Internet are intermittent. The Skadovs’k community page is temporarily blocked; the reason is being identified. The Mayor asks to maintain control and peace as the priority is ensuring safety in the community. Citizens try to be calm, avoid provocations and panic. The first batch of humanitarian aid was received. Families have been receiving humanitarian assistance for the second week through the Social Security Service. Issues of salt, flour, and sugar import are being resolved. Enterprises and manufacturers support the citizens during the war. The issue of medicine supply is not resolved yet.
During the day, the enemy has been shelling the territory of the Oblast. Anti-aircraft warfare is constantly working and protecting the area from the enemy. Territorial defense is ready to defend the Oblast and patrol the city.
Local authorities said that the Oblast is preparing to defend themselves, and in case of a blockade, all necessary goods are being stored. People actively unite, help with humanitarian aid, and provide individual assistance to socially vulnerable groups.
Three missile strikes were fired on the city of Dnipro from the territory of Donetsk Oblast (probably from the territory of the so-called “DNR”) early in the morning. According to the investigation, the shoe factory was destroyed. The apartment building, the Regional Migration Service, and Regional Administration were damaged. One of the shells fell near a kindergarten. 1 person died. The prosecutor’s office initiated criminal proceedings because of rocket attacks on the Kryvyi Rih airfield and the city of Dnipro. A bribed man who photographed roadblocks was detained in Dnipro.
Dnipro Mayor spoke with the American Jewish Congress representatives, with the mayors of US cities, and asked them to impose even more severe sanctions to stop Russia.
In the city of Apostolovo, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, saboteurs, under the guise of volunteers, are collecting information about the whereabouts of the Ukrainian military.
Yesterday, March 10th, two cruise missiles were fired on the Lozuvatka airfield near Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. There are no victims.
Humanitarian centers have been organized in Kamyans’ke educational and sports institutions, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Thousands of citizens participate in volunteering. At the Dnipro University of Technology, volunteers organized classes on first aid.
In Kryvyi Rih, most residents of the Inhulets district were evacuated to the northern regions of the city due to the threat of shelling conducted by the Russian military. The situation in the Oblast is under control. More than 22,000 citizens of the Oblast have already joined the territorial defense.
There was an air raid alert in the city. The military defends Oblast limits and military bases. The Oblast optimises the operation of its checkpoints where police officers will keep watch. The territorial defense will continue its patrols to ensure security and order. The local government later refuted a fake message on checkpoint liquidation circulated in the city.
The Kirovohrad Oblast collected 160 thousand signatures supporting of the no-fly zone over Ukraine. Dmytro Chernat, a 17 y.o. City resident, purchased a quadcopter with his own saved money and transferred it to soldiers.
All hospitals and outpatient clinics in Kropyvnytskyi operate in normal mode. Students of the Donetsk Medical University assist the health care institutions of Kropyvnytskyi. On March 14th, the Oblast will relaunch distance classes in schools.
The situation in the region is stable. The Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down an enemy missile over the city. More than 68 thousand used the ‘green corridor’ to evacuate from the Sumy Oblast to the Poltava one and from there, to the western part of the country. While the humanitarian corridor is yet to be confirmed, the region is ready to provide 70 buses for evacuation. The military captures Russian military equipment on the border with the Sumy Oblast. Supermarkets, pharmacies, and banks continue normal operations. Distance learning will resume at schools, technical schools, and universities of the Oblast from March 14th.
The Lviv Oblast received 30 evacuation trains with around 20-35 thousand evacuees in one day. Some 117 thousand accommodations from the already prepared 135 thousand are already occupied. 30 tons of humanitarian medical aid have been collected and sent to southern oblasts.
Air raid sirens wailed twice. Poland sent five ambulance vehicles and some lorries laden with medicines and humanitarian aid to Drohobych.
At its session, the Drohobych City Council voted a decision to ban the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchy on the territory of the amalgamated community. Places to accommodate internally displaced persons (IDPs) are being readied; the locals collect essentials and money to support the army and the IDPs.
This Prykarpattian morning was not calm, with air raid alerts going off four times. At roughly 7 a. M., Russians hit the Ivano-Frankivsk Airport. No public alert was issued. No casualties were reported.
As of yesterday, March 10th, the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast accepted more than 50 thousand IDPs. Just the Ivano-Frankivsk community has more than 8 thousand residents of other oblasts registered.
Social canteens continue operating in the city. Following Monday, educators get ready to restart the education process in distance format. Children who have arrived from other cities will be able to register for classes online and become involved. More than a thousand of them have already registered for schooling. The city has been rather active in volunteering: the community continues receiving aid from its sister cities and volunteers in Europe.
Russian warplanes attacked Belarusian territory on the border with Ukraine in the afternoon. SU ground-attack aircraft ventured from Belarus onto the territory of Ukraine to bomb it, then launched airstrikes on the territory of Belarus. Border guard units of the Oblast registered the incursion of two aircraft from the neighboring country’s territory. The military and the military administration were quick to react with statements that the enemy attack of residential areas in Belarus had been a conscious provocation to draw the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus into war with Ukraine.
The Oblast was in turmoil throughout the day living through four air raid alerts, the last one going for two hours. That was due to Russia’s aggressive actions in the Volyn Oblast and blasts in Lutsk.
The military has enhanced their patrols on the border with Belarus.
In the north of the Rivne Oblast, in the Sarny district, about 2 p. m., two enemy aircraft were spotted, which dropped bombs in the field near a settlement (the name of the settlement was not specified). Three airstrikes hit the ground near power lines. One of the lines was damaged, the maintenance work is underway today, the electric power supply will be restored in a few hours, with no casualties.
The local authorities control the situation, and the Ukrainian border guards control the borders.
Agrarians of the Rivne Oblast are preparing for the spring sowing campaign and have started fertilizing crops (https://www.facebook.com/RivneODA/posts/287399076865121). People are united and help the volunteer centers. They receive humanitarian aid from abroad, which is then sent to the hot spots of our country.
Compared to the previous days, air raid alerts have increased. There are no enemy troops on the territory of the Zdovbytsia community. Active mobilization of men and involvement in patrolling streets, checkpoints, and critical facilities in the community continue. Distance learning will be resumed in schools. Most people, who remain in the community, receive IDPs from Bucha, Hostomel, and other Ukrainian cities.
Air raid alerts were often heard in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast. The situation is stable and under control. Local activists created the bot @stopvataKHM_bot to counter local separatists.
The situation in the city is under control. The city continues to host IDPs, collect and dispatch humanitarian aid. Doctors joined in helping those wounded in the combat zone. Freelance medical commissions have been set up in five medical institutions in the oblast. The commissions examine all servicemen and other persons who have joined the territorial defense, to diagnose diseases if any. The local residents staged a performance, “Close the sky over Ukraine!” near the Shevchenko Cinema https://fb.watch/bH7rGFLt5N/. Khmelnytsky librarians started collecting books for the IDPs children. The possibility of building simple houses for IDPs is being studied, and a search is being made for suitable areas for their location. It is planned to deploy a tent camp for additional accommodation of people.
There were two air raid alerts. The military and the territorial defense perform their duties, patrol the city, and keep sentry at the checkpoints around the city, near all strategic facilities. The Kamyanets-Podilsky Employment Center provides services to both Kamyanets-Podilskyi residents and IDPs. Since the Russian invasion, about 11,000 people have officially arrived in the city. Anyone can turn to the Center for support.
On March 14th, the city’s schools will resume the educational process in the distance learning format. The IDPs students will be able to continue their studies at the place of their temporary stay.
The Mayor appealed to the local citizens and visitors with a request to get involved in valuable undertakings, volunteering, public activities, providing psychological support to those who need it, helping the utility companies, etc.
Foreign partners continue to support Ukraine. Another batch of humanitarian aid arrived from the German city of Kassel. Volunteers promptly unload the delivered items, conduct their inventory, and sort, as needed, to pass on to those in need. In general, the citizens are patriotically-minded.
The situation in the oblast is quiet; the police patrol the settlements. The Security Service of Ukraine appealed to IDPs who suffered from Russia’s crimes to report these facts. Serhiy Osachuk, Head of the Chernivtsi Oblast Military Administration, met with French Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin at the Porubne checkpoint: “The humanitarian crisis is a consequence of military aggression, the murder of the strong Ukrainian nation before the eyes of free Europe. It is important to confront these difficulties, but the most important thing now is to stop the war and increase international pressure on the aggressor.”. In total, 39,855 IDPs arrived in the Chernivtsi Oblast, 12,397 of that number are children.
Today, the city said goodbye to two soldiers killed in action defending the country from the Russian invaders.
The humanitarian cargo was brought to Uzhhorod from the Slovak sister city of Michalovce. The delivered aid will be duly sorted out to satisfy the needs of IDPs who are currently temporarily accommodated in the Zakarpattia Oblast and to be dispatched to those cities where the hostilities continue. Volunteers continue to help IDPs.
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