The four hundred and eighth (408) day of the russian large-scale invasion continues.
The Kyiv City Council has registered
a draft decision on the termination of the contract for the lease of a plot of land at 27 Povitroflotskiy avenue in the Solomyansky district, concluded between the Kyiv City Council and the russian embassy.
Sappers of the demining service of the Municipal Guard of Irpin continue to hold lectures on mine safety. The other day, such training was organized for members of the Voluntary Formation of the Irpin Territorial Community No. 1 and the teaching staff of the Irpin Center for Extracurricular Education. Specialists told educators and volunteers about the types of explosive devices, their characteristic features and the threat to life and health that they pose. Sappers also told how to avoid dangerous situations, and what to do if such a situation did occur, shared instructive stories from their own experience.
On the morning of April 7th, a message about landmines was sent to the e-mail address of one of Zhytomyr's educational institutions. Inspections are ongoing in all lyceums of the Oblast center.
Due to the rains, the water level in the Grezlia River in Narodychi community has increased - the crossing built instead of the bridge connecting the villages of Grezlia and Radcha was washed away. Traffic was blocked.
For January-March 2023, taxpayers of the Zhytomyr Oblast transferred 250.8 million hryvnias of military tax to the state budget to support the Ukrainian army, in particular, 82 million hryvnias in March.
A car and a humanitarian cargo for the military from the 95th separate Zhytomyr Airborne Assault Brigade went east.
The car was purchased at the expense of employees of the Highway Service in the Zhytomyr region. This is already the third car from road workers. They also handed over a generator, a powerful power bank, medicine, sleeping bags and hygiene products.
During April 6, russian troops shelled the Novgorod-Siversk community ten times in the area of the village of Gremyach. They fired from mortars, grenade launchers and self-propelled guns, and also dropped ammunition from a drone. As a result of shelling, civilian infrastructure and private households were damaged.
Over the past day, the russians fired at 6 border communities of Sumy Oblast with various types of weapons: Bilopillia, Glukhiv, Seredyna-Buda, Znob-Novgorodske, Nova Sloboda, and Myropillia. A granary, a hangar, two tractors and a car were damaged as a result of the artillery shelling of the Seredyna-Buda community.
This afternoon, the russians shelled the border areas of Sumy Oblast, namely in the area of the village of Baranivka. 12 hits were recorded, probably from a 120 mm mortar. No information was received about losses among the local population or damage to civil infrastructure.
Yesterday, the enemy shelled the border settlements of Kharkiv, Kupyansk, Chuguyiv and Bogoduhiv raions with tube and rocket artillery, mortars and other weapons. In particular, Kupyansk, Vovchansk, Veterynarne, Ohirtseve, Vilkhuvatka, Dvorichna and other settlements were under enemy fire.
This morning, Vovchansk of Chuguyiv raion is again under fire. Yesterday, as a result of shelling in the village of Karaichne of the Vovchansk community, a private residential building was damaged and there were fires.
As a result of yesterday's shelling in Kupyansk, a private residential building and commercial buildings were destroyed. There were no casualties.
Demining continues. Over the past day, pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service inspected more than 11 hectares of territory and neutralized 445 explosive objects.
Over the past day, the russian army shelled Donetsk Oblast 13 times, hitting eight populated areas with S-300, Grads, Uragans, artillery, tanks, and mortars.
The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Maryinka directions - more than 40 enemy attacks were repulsed yesterday.
On April 6, the russians wounded 1 resident of Donetsk Oblast — in Bakhmut.
Since the day of the full-scale war, russian weapons have killed 1,459 civilians of Donetsk Oblast and injured another 3,360. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion
Over the past day, one person was injured in Bakhmut. Chasiv Yar came under fire — 5 buildings were damaged in the city.
In the Soledar community, 3 houses were damaged in Minkivka, isolated shelling occurred in Vasyukivka, Fedorivka and Rozdolivka.
Under the shelling of Zvanivka and Pereizne, it was loud in Siversk and Serebryanka - according to preliminary information, there were no casualties.
Residents of Toretsk reported the suspicion. According to the investigators, she gave the coordinates of local schools and kindergartens to the russian occupiers. She was remanded in custody.
Volnovakha and Volnovakha raion
In the Volnovakha direction, Vugledar and Prechistivka were shelled without casualties.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion
On the night of April 7, the russian military fired an S-300 missile at a private house in Sloviansk, Donetsk Oblast: no one was injured.
As a result of shelling, 3 private houses in Kostyantynivka were damaged.
In 43 houses in Kramatorsk, rescuers have already pumped out the water that filled the basements and houses due to the flood on April 4. To date, residents of the city have submitted 60 applications. Rescuers have already pumped out 7,853 cubic meters of water.
On April 6, 2023, the patronage nurse of the Center for Family Medicine No. 1 Kramatorsk Olesya Ilchenko received thanks from the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal for the implementation of a pilot project on patronage at home and a significant personal contribution to the field of providing medical assistance to the population.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
The fiercest battles continue for Mariinka, where Ukrainian military repelled 19 enemy attacks. At the same time, Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Netailove, Pervomaiske, Mariinka and Pobieda came under enemy fire.
In the Donetsk direction, isolated shelling was recorded in the Kurakhove, Mariinka and Ocheretyne communities. In Kurakhivka, the territory of the former mine was damaged.
In the area of Mariinka, the Ukrainian military destroyed the Su-25 aircraft of the russian military.
The GEM and HGBF charity organizations handed over 1,440 humanitarian kits to the Myrnohrad community, Pokrovsk Raion. Volunteers of the "Quality of Life" public organization helped to deliver them. Residents of the villages of Rivne, Krasnyi Lyman, Sukhetske, internally displaced persons and persons with disabilities received the aid.
The occupiers began dismantling the railway station and surrounding private houses. In words - to build a large logistics hub.
There is a catastrophic shortage of doctors and medical supplies in the occupied city. There is no modern equipment in the hospitals, because it was either destroyed by the russians or taken away. People cannot get not only normal medical care, but also vital medicines. In particular, residents of Mariupol write about the lack of insulin.
The full-length documentary "20 Days in Mariupol" by Ukrainian journalist and director Mstyslav Chernov became one of the winners of the 47th International Film Festival in Cleveland. The film was created by the Associated Press and Frontline. It tells about how Mariupol experienced the first weeks of the russian invasion. Mstyslav Chernov together with photographer Yevhen Maloletka arrived in Mariupol on February 24, an hour before the invasion began. They recorded everything that was happening in the city, including the humanitarian disaster caused by the russian siege, the mass burials of civilians, the crimes of the russian troops, and the work of doctors. They were the first to show the world the consequences of the bombing of maternity hospital No. 3.
Yesterday, russian troops conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the Kreminna area. Novoselivske, Nevske, Dibrova and Bilohorivka were subjected to enemy artillery fire.
This morning, the enemy fired artillery and mortars at the town of Ochakiv and the water area of the Ochakiv community. As a result, residential buildings, shops, and the civil infrastructure of the city were damaged. Two people were injured, one of them is in serious condition. Also, as a result of the shelling, two fires broke out, which were promptly extinguished by units of the State Emergency Service.
Also in the morning, the enemy made artillery strikes on the territory of the Kutsurub community. There were no casualties.
In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
Today, the total number of internally displaced persons registered in the Department of Labor and Social Policy is almost 124,000. 54% of them were registered in Odesa during martial law. About 700 people have found a job.
On the eve of the Day of Odesa's liberation from the Nazi invaders, information boards with its name in Ukrainian were installed in the city's Peremohy [Victory] Park.
During the past 24 hours, the russian military shelled civilian infrastructure in the area of 18 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. In particular, 92 artillery shellings, 6 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems, 11 attacks by unmanned aerial vehicles and 2 airstrikes were recorded.
On April 6, the russian military shelled the front-line settlements of the Polohy Raion, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. 111 strikes from various types of weapons were recorded in Hylaipole and Orikhiv. There was no information about the victims.
The occupiers broke into one of the premises of the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP, kidnapped four employees of the plant and took them to an unknown destination.
Yesterday evening, explosions rang out in the village of Vesele in the temporarily occupied Melitopol Raion. The military base of the russians, where they had been accumulating their equipment and personnel for four days, exploded.
During April 6, the russian military shelled the Kherson Oblast 46 times. Kherson was hit by 7 heavy artillery and aviation strikes. The russians hit houses, critical infrastructure facilities, and the territory of the park. Seven people were injured.
In the morning, russian troops shelled Stanislav with artillery. The projectile hit a residential building, broke through the roof and detonated. A 30-year-old woman and two children were injured. The victim has a brain injury and a contusion. Her three-year-old son has a closed craniocerebral injury, multiple injuries to his face and body. The girl received a serious mine-explosive injury. She is in the intensive care unit.
On the night of April 7, russian troops shelled the Beryslav Raion. A man was killed and a woman was wounded.
The russian army fired at the ambulance brigade in Beryslav. The medics were on their way to the injured woman. Two paramedics were wounded.
A 22-year-old man with a mine-explosive face injury was taken to the hospital of Velyka Oleksandrivka village. In a field near Arkhangelske, he tried to clear the ground of petal mines with a shovel. One of the mines exploded.
Power supply was restored in the de-occupied settlement of Arkhangelsk. 77 villagers now have electricity. Power engineers from Kherson, Zhytomyr, Kropyvnytskyi and Khmelnytskyi worked to restore the power supply.
A team of volunteers from the Mornings of Revival Charitable Foundation brought humanitarian aid to Chornobayivka. 1,500 villagers received hygiene kits. Also, 963 sheets of slate were handed over to repair roofs of buildings damaged by russian shelling.
36 containers with school furniture from Poland were delivered to Kherson. Tables, chairs, cabinets and racks were unloaded by residents of Kyselivka and will be delivered to the educational institution. Charitable aid came from the Polish organization Rzadowa Agencja Rezerw Strategicznych.
The russian army struck Nikopol twice. The shells hit Nikopol itself and the Marhanets community. People were not injured.
The aerial reconnaissance soldiers of the Kryvyi Rih Territorial Defense Brigade were awarded. For 14 months, aerial reconnaissance soldiers inflicted losses on the enemy in Severodonetsk of Kharkiv Oblast, during the liberation of Kherson, and in the defense of Kryvyi Rih. Currently, the warriors are fighting near Bakhmut.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war, volunteers from the Petrykivka community in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast have sent about 70 tons of humanitarian aid to the front. This includes food, medicines, uniforms, and footwear. The community also produced over 800 trench candles, over 1000 trench mirrors, over 200 anti-tank "hedgehogs" and up to a thousand barbs made of rebar.
In Dnipro, Oleksandr Kucheruk, an IDP from Kramatorsk, resumed his sewing business. He moved some of his equipment from his hometown. Now the company produces clothes with patriotic symbols: hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, etc. Two displaced women have been hired for the production. The businessman also helps the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
A resident of Kirovohrad Oblast created a bot farm that operated in favor of russian special services. The man moved to Kirovohrad Oblast from Zaporizhzhia after the start of the full-scale invasion. The bot farm contained more than three thousand fake accounts on social media. The man sold them through the darknet. His main "clients" were representatives of the russian special services, who spread disinformation allegedly on behalf of Ukrainian citizens about the situation at the front.
The Metropolitan of the Cherkasy Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the moscow patriarchate was served a notice of suspicion for justifying russian aggression. The Security Service of Ukraine found that in 2020, this metropolitan ordered the creation of a new departmental website in the diocese based on the template of the russian Orthodox Church, which justified russia's armed aggression and russian war crimes. A preventive measure is currently being imposed on him.
Philanthropists helped to evacuate families with children from Beryslav to Cherkasy Raion. They were met at the railway station in Smila and provided with accommodation, food, and humanitarian aid.
In Budyshci of Zvenyhorod Raion, the environmental campaign "Shevchenko Unites Ukraine", launched in 2018, was resumed. Participants planted the Alley of Invincibility: 27 oaks symbolizing 24 regions and Crimea, Kyiv, and Sevastopol were planted. The young oaks were grown from acorns collected under the Taras Shevchenko oak tree. Another thousand seedlings grown from Kobzar's oak will be distributed to other oblasts.
The Poltava Resistance defense program will receive additional funding of UAH 50 million. The Poltava City Council plans to approve the balance of the general budget fund to help the military. A total of 683 thousand hryvnias will be allocated.
A specialized center for the protection of child victims of violence is planned to be set up in Poltava. The center will be staffed by a coordinator, two psychologists, and a social worker. As part of the project, UNICEF partners are providing furnishings and technical equipment for the rooms, as well as training for interdisciplinary teams.
On April 3, a series of workshops began as part of the #SuperpowerForEaster project by the Center for Culture in partnership with UNICEF. The kids and artist Iryna Hryhorova created motanka dolls for the military, giving each one Easter wishes.
44 farmers in Rivne Oblast received state loans. As of the beginning of April, they have taken advantage of lending programs totaling more than UAH 323 million. Of this amount, UAH 145 million came from the state program "Affordable Loans 5-7-9". The program simplifies access to bank lending for micro and small businesses.
In Rivne, cardiac surgeons from Kyiv performed heart surgery on an 800-gram baby. The girl was born at 26 weeks of pregnancy. She was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. The operation lasted 40 minutes and was successful.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, seven religious communities in the Chernivtsi Oblast have moved from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the moscow patriarchate to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. These are communities in Chernivtsi and Dniester Raions.
The UNICEF office in Ukraine donated modular boiler houses to Chernivtsi schools. So far, three of the six have arrived. Their main advantage is that they run on alternative fuel sources. They will be able to quantitatively and qualitatively increase the number of heating points in the event of an emergency.
A "Safety Class" was opened at the Main Department of the State Emergency Service in Chernivtsi Oblast. Here, rescuers will conduct classes for schoolchildren on fire and mine safety, etc. "The Safety Classroom is divided into special zones and is equipped not only with visual materials but also with training models, thematic games, and stands.
Another humanitarian aid was delivered to the Chernivtsi Regional Children's Hospital. It includes 80 medical beds, cribs for young children, mattresses, as well as furniture for manipulation and examination rooms, endoscopic and rehabilitation equipment, etc. The cargo came from the partner region of Swabia in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Military wives learned to paint Easter eggs. The workshop was organized by the Bukovyna Center for Culture and Art. Vasyl Bezhenar, an artist and methodologist at the center, shared his knowledge and skills.
Zakarpattia farmers will receive assistance from the United Nations. A total of 201 applications for funds have been submitted from four western oblasts under the grant program aimed at supporting agricultural producers. Almost half of them came from Zakarpattia-based businesses. These are businesses that produce or intend to produce products with a geographical indication or registered appellation of origin, including Hutsul sheep and cow cheese, honey, and wine.
The charity exhibition and sale of "The World of Easter Eggs" started in Uzhhorod at the Zakarpattia Regional Museum of Folk Architecture and Life. Fifty artists from Zakarpattia, Kyiv, Dnipro, Khmelnytsky, Lviv, Volyn Oblast, and abroad presented more than 500 Easter eggs made with various techniques. The money raised from the sale will be donated to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.