The four hundred and fourth (404) day of the russian large-scale invasion continues.
Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulet, came to Kyiv for a visit. She noted that the visit is an indicator of support for the work on protecting cultural spheres.
German Vice Chancellor Robert Habek arrived in Kyiv. During the visit, cooperation between Ukraine and Germany in the energy sector will be discussed.
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Maria Peychynovych-Burych also arrived in Kyiv. She met with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Japarova. They discussed the next steps needed to restore justice and bring russian war criminals to justice.
Today, on the territory of the Vyshgorod raion, work was carried out on the destruction of explosive objects.
Eight Irpin families received new housing as part of the "Housing" project, implemented by the Irpin Bible Church and philanthropic partners. Arranges wooden houses for those who have lost a roof over their heads.
The photo exhibition "I am a people whose truth is strong" opened in the Boguslav House of Culture. It is about 400 days of the indomitability of the Bohuslav community. Among the dozens of photographs are the work of the city authorities, volunteers, and clubs weaving camouflage nets, the activities of the Bohuslav volunteer headquarters, and memories of charitable cultural mass events.
How to prepare for an interview, where you can use these skills in everyday life, and what you should not do - this and more were discussed during the meeting of the discussion club, which was organized by the "Active Community" team in Boguslav together with representatives of Boguslav Academic Lyceum No. 1 and educational and developmental space for children "SmartStep". Club members discussed, performed practical exercises, and received homework - to prepare for interviews on various topics and in various roles.
Displaced persons and those released from captivity can receive vouchers for studying in 63 educational institutions of Zhytomyr Oblast. There are currently 70 professions and specialties for which you can get a voucher. He fully or partially pays the cost of education in educational institutions.
Professional photographers Inna Stelmakh and Lena Ris, natives of Zhytomyr Oblast, who have been living in Denmark for a long time, came to Ukraine to implement the "Light in the Darkness" photo story project. According to their plan, the photos will be accompanied by the stories of real people. The purpose of the campaign is to remind Europeans, who are slowly losing interest in this topic, about the war in Ukraine. There are plans to organize an exhibition in various European countries.
On the anniversary of the liberation of Chernihiv Oblast from the russians, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the school in the village of Yagidne, in the basement of which the russian invaders held civilians hostage, for almost a month. He spoke with the peasants who survived the horrors of the occupation.
On April 2, a car blew up in the Semenivka community near the border village of Yanzhulivka. As a result, two people died.
During the past day, the russians shelled the territories of Bilopillya, Krasnopillya, Yunakivka, and Khotyn communities. In Yunakivska, a farm building, refrigeration equipment, and a power line were damaged. There were damaged 6 private houses in Khotyn.
On the morning of April 3, the russian military shelled the Bilopol community and dropped mines on the territory of the Myropil community.
The occupiers continue to shell the border settlements of the Kharkiv, Kupyansk, Izyum and Chuguyiv raion of the oblast.
Kupyansk, Veterinarne, Gatyshche, Velikiy Burluk, Dvorichna, Krokhmalne and other settlements were under fire last day.
Civil industry facilities were damaged as a result of shelling in Kupyansk. A 65-year-old woman was injured and hospitalized in a moderate condition.
In the village of Vovchanski Khutory, Chuguyiv raion, a store building was damaged as a result of enemy shelling.
Also, the enemy shelled the village of Boguslavka of the Izyum raion with rocket launchers, and a residential building was damaged.
Demining works are ongoing. Over the past day, pyrotechnic units examined almost 2 hectares of territory and neutralized 47 explosive objects.
The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Maryinka directions. Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Maryinka remain at the epicenter of hostilities.
On April 2, the russian army carried out 29 strikes on 12 populated areas of Donetsk Oblast from aviation, S-300, Lancet, Gradiv, Uraganiv, Smerchiv UAVs, and artillery. 46 residential buildings, a kindergarten, an administrative building, factory workshops, power lines, gas pipelines, and cars were destroyed and damaged.
On April 2, the russians killed 6 residents of Donetsk Oblast— in Kostyantynivka.
Another 15 people in the oblast were injured.
In total, since February 24, 2022, the russians have killed 1,446 civilians in Donetsk Oblast, and injured another 3,336 people. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovas is currently unknown.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion
Seven civilians are in the local hospital of Kostyantynivka as a result of the shelling of the city on April 2. There are people in a difficult situation. Another three are being treated on an outpatient basis. Necessary building materials are issued to residents of damaged buildings. We will remind you that yesterday morning the russians attacked Kostyantynivka with S-300 and Uragan missiles - 6 people were killed, and 17 high-rise buildings, 18 private houses, kindergartens, a hospital, and an administrative building were damaged.
Shelling was recorded in Zarichne of the Lyman community and in Siversk.
The Security Service of Ukraine detained a resident of Kramatorsk, who was pointing rockets of the russian military at hospitals and hostels. She was informed of the suspicion and a preventive measure was chosen in the form of detention. The woman faces imprisonment for 8 to 12 years.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion
The russians shelled the Kurakhove community 9 times with artillery — the energy infrastructure facility, 9 houses in Kurakhove and 20 houses in Hirnyk were damaged.
Maryinka, Krasnohorivka and Georgiivka were under fire in the Maryinka community.
Avdiyivka was hit by 3 rockets - the rockets were aimed at the residential sector and the territory of the Avdiyivka Coke Plant.
The administration building was damaged in Ocheretyne.
For the residents of Pokrovsk in Chervonohrad, a shipment of aid arrived from the «Support Ukraine» charity fund with the assistance of the «Dobrobut Group» charity fund to the «Unity» humanitarian hub of the Pokrovsk city military administration. Medicines, baby milk, foodstuffs, diapers, candies were brought for the community - almost 1500 kg of goods in total.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy does not stop storming Bakhmut, trying to take it under complete control. Ukrainian soldiers repelled more than 20 enemy attacks, as well as repelled attacks by occupiers in the area of the settlement of Ivanivske.
Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Zalizne and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.
It is known about 2 injured people and a damaged high-rise building in Bakhmut.
17 houses were destroyed in the Toretsk community, 4 in Soledar.
Volnovakha and Volnovakha raion
In the Volnovakha direction, Prechistivka came under the fire of the Grads — without casualties.
The so-called «reconstruction» of Severodonetsk seems to the russians to be a large-scale fake - the occupiers break into apartments without asking the owners.
The bad weather that enveloped Luhansk Oblast led to the disappearance of electricity and water supply even in those houses where these services were available.
On the morning of April 3, the enemy launched artillery fire on the water area of Ochakiv community. Without victims and destruction.
In Mykolayiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
During the past day, April 2, the russian military shelled civilian infrastructure in the area of 16 settlements of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Today, April 3, a car exploded in the temporarily occupied Melitopol of the Zaporizhia Oblast. As a result of the explosion, the collaborator Maksym Zubarev, who went to cooperate with the occupiers and headed the so-called «Yakimivka Administration», was injured.
Russians continue forced passporting in the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. In Melitopol, they force teachers to write renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship.
On April 2, the russian army shelled more than 30 settlements located near the contact line. Zolota Balka, Tomaryne, Kozatske, Ivanivka, Zelenivka, Komyshany, Bilozerka and Kherson were under attack in the Kherson Oblast.
Over the past 24 hours, russian troops have carried out 20 strikes on Kherson Oblast, one on Kherson. They fired 131 shells from various types of weapons. A 75-year-old woman died.
A 60-year-old local resident tried to move an explosive object on his own near Shlyahove of Beryslav community. The explosive detonated in his hands. The man died on the spot.
During the day of April 2, the Southern Defense Forces destroyed three artillery installations and three units of armored vehicles on the left bank of the Kherson Oblast.
As of April 3, 12,500 hectares were demined in the Kherson Oblast, of which 8,200 were agricultural lands. This is only 10% of the mined territories, so mine danger in the Oblast remains high.
In the Kherson Oblast, two residents of the Bilozerka community were convicted for participating in and organizing a fake referendum. They were sentenced to 5 years in prison. They were also deprived of the right to hold positions in government bodies and to engage in activities related to the election process for 10 years.
Free psychological consultations are held in Dnipro for immigrants from Luhansk Oblast and Donetsk Oblast. Help is provided both individually and during group classes.
Over a thousand animals were evacuated from Donbas by Kateryna Arisoi, co-founder and volunteer of the Bakhmut Animal Protection Society. She and like-minded people take them from the front-line cities and towns, someone is looking for a new home, others are treated and left in the center. Currently, she is setting up a rehabilitation center for rescued four-legged friends in the Dnipro Oblast.
Today, more than 100,000 internally displaced persons live in Cherkasy Oblast. Almost 270,000 citizens have moved to the Oblast in transit since the start of the full-scale war. The vast majority of displaced persons live in the private sector. A social housing project is being developed for the rest of the population in this category.
The Vodyane community in the Zvenyhorod raion is creating its own museum. Exhibits from each settlement of the community will be presented here - objects of antiquity, history and culture. Special attention will be paid to embroidered towels. The decoration of the exposition will be an old Bible from 1830.
Cherkasy rescuers have the only diving dog in Ukraine. Naida, a shepherd from the shelter, had special abilities. The dog immediately reacts to a person struggling in the water, rushes to him and pulls him to the shore. A dog does it much faster than a person, because it is not difficult and interesting for him. Now the dog is undergoing training and is learning to mine water areas of reservoirs.
A memorial plaque was unveiled in Poltava Oblast in memory of the fallen soldier Mykola Horban. The soldier served as a unit commander in the Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky Brigade. He was killed in January this year in Chernihiv Oblast. During the unveiling of the memorial, the family was presented with the community award "Honorary Citizen of the Myrhorod City Territorial Community" (posthumously).
In Poltava Oblast, a russian national was ordered to learn the national anthem and read the Constitution for pro-russian posts. Nina Kovalchuk from Horishni Plavni used "Odnoklassniki"(social network). On her page, she wrote how proud she was of the russian occupiers and russian president putin. The woman pleaded guilty and made a deal with the investigators to avoid prison.
During the charity race "Run. Run. Donate" charity race in Poltava raised over 80 thousand hryvnias. It was attended by 158 participants. Another 39 joined online. In total, they managed to raise almost 86 thousand hryvnias. All this money was added to the total amount raised for the drone for the military.
The Western Regional Center of the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War is operating in Lviv. The center will provide assistance to families of prisoners and missing persons. Relatives of missing defenders from Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Volyn, Zakarpattia, and Rivne Oblasts will be able to get help in finding their missing relatives.
Another 26 people arrived in the Lviv Oblast by evacuation trains over the day.
A schoolgirl from Lviv Oblast, Anna-Maria Herman, raised more than half a million hryvnias to help the Armed Forces. The nine-year-old girl plays the bandura and sings patriotic songs. For the money raised, her family buys drones and radios for the army, and recently purchased a car for the front line.
The first prayer in Ukrainian was held at the Holy Protection Cathedral. Last night, several thousand people gathered near the cathedral, chanting "Down with the moscow priest!" and "One united unified Ukraine." Activists held a meeting. They registered 1235 people. They voted overwhelmingly in favor of transferring the church to the Orthodox Ukrainian Church. The keys to the church, movable and immovable property were handed over to the audit committee elected by the townspeople during the meeting. The first prayer service was conducted in Ukrainian by military chaplain Daniel Tarnavsky.
In Slavuta, a charity concert and charity fair to raise funds for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, organized by the volunteer center "Fighting Bees," was held in the city's Palace of Culture. Together, they raised over UAH 11 thousand.
Foresters in Rivne Oblast have planted 10.6 million seedlings. The initiative is part of the Green Country program and has already planted 1523.8 hectares of forest. Border guards, the military, and representatives of local communities joined the planting.
Volunteers from Dubno, collecting waste paper, plastic, and glass, raised more than UAH 100,000 for the needs of the Armed Forces. They started the campaign last summer. It was then that there were calls for russian-language literature to be recycled. So the volunteers took up the idea and offered the community residents to bring such books to their warehouse. And people responded.
The SBU detained a russian agent who incited anti-Semitic sentiments and threatened the head of the Jewish community in Zakarpattia Oblast. During a search of his apartment, SBU officers found computer equipment with evidence of the crime and pro-kremlin literature.
Since the beginning of the war, all payments provided for by the city program for honorary citizens have been transferred to support the 128th separate mountain assault brigade of the Zakarpattia Oblast. In total, representatives of the Mukachevo City Public Organization "Council of Honorary Citizens of Mukachevo" donated almost UAH 600 thousand to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Tiachiv Raion. The American actor came to look for a location for a new movie to be released in 2024. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he supports the Ukrainian people, who bravely oppose dictatorial russia. The actor visited Zakarpattia for the first time and assured that he was amazed by its beauty.
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