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Georgia has joined all financial sanctions launched by the West against Russia – Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili.


Nearly 200 areas of the Emerald Network – 2.9 million hectares in need of protection – are threatened with destruction by the military action – Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.


Two civilians were killed in the Luhansk region over the past 24 hours as a result of Russian shelling – Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Gaidai.


Roberta Mezola, president of the European Parliament, is on her way to Kyiv. The politician announced this in her Twitter


On the highway near the village of Malaya Rogan in the Kharkiv region, the Russian military shot more than 20 civilian cars – Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova.


The Kremlin will try to create state formations in the temporarily occupied territories to oppose them to independent Ukraine – Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt


Since the beginning of Russia’s large-scale armed aggression in Ukraine, 153 children have been killed and at least 245 wounded in hostilities – Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine


Chernihiv and Kyiv are under constant air and missile attacks, despite Russian claims of reduced activity in these areas – UK Ministry of Defence.


It is still dangerous to return to the cities liberated from the Russian occupants – Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk


To date, our allies have not responded to our call for air defense assets (fighters and SAMs) – Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.


Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, 537,000 of our people returned to Ukraine through checkpoints in the Lviv region. Most of them are men – Maksym Kozytsky, Head of the Lviv military administration.


Mariupol remains closed to entry and very dangerous for exit by personal vehicles – Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriuschenko.


Russian occupants have completely abandoned the Brovary district of the Kyiv region – Mayor of Brovary Igor Sapozhko.


The situation around Kyiv is improving, businesses and commercial establishments are reopening. At the same time, fighting continues on the outskirts of the capital Head of the Kyiv military administration, Mykola Zhirnov.


Russian troops are destroying their own military equipment and passing it off as “damaged Ukrainian equipment. The Russians are doing this in order to create at least the appearance of their “success” in Ukraine – the Security Service of Ukraine.


The occupants bring their own Internet to temporarily occupied Melitopol. The network is being connected from Crimea. Thus, the Russians want to block the city from normal Internet – Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov.



Total combat losses of russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 Feb to 1 Apr (approximation): 17700 troops; 625 tanks; 1751 armored vehicles; 316 artillery systems; 96 rocket systems; 54 anti-air systems; 143 aircraft; 131 helicopters; 1220 military auto vehicles; 7 military boats; 76 fuel tanks; 85 tactical UAVs. – General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine


Heavy fighting is going on in Lysychansk, Luhansk region. The Russian military is shelling residential neighbourhoods, evacuation convoys, and educational institutions en masse – Head of the Luhansk military administration Serhii Gaidai.


In the city of Bucha, Kyiv region, Russian invaders mined the territory of a confectionery factory – Bucha city council.


Student and volunteer Anastasia Tagirova, who was carrying humanitarian aid to Chernihiv, was killed. Her car was shot at by Russians – Liudmyla Denisova, Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights.


On March 31, 2022, the Russians fired Tornado-S multiple rocket launchers at two settlements in the Kryvyi Rih district of Dnipropetrovsk Region. Three of the missiles were equipped with prohibited cluster munitions – Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.


The Russian government is preparing a response to Ukraine’s proposals for a peace treaty. – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov


Russian civilians inform Ukrainian intelligence about the movement and composition of the Russian troops. – Officer of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, call sign “Vito”


The Chinese government insists on peace talks between Russia and Ukraine “in its way”. China stands for the protection of international law and international norms. – Li Keqiang, Chinese Prime Minister


Ukrainian troops have entered Bucha, near Kyiv. The city is still unsafe due to mines and possible ambushes by saboteurs. – Kateryna Ukraintseva, Deputy of the Bucha City Council.


The President of Ukraine has conducted telephone conversations with French President Emmanuel Macron. The initiative on humanitarian corridors from Mariupol and guarantees of Ukraine’s security have been discussed. – Volodymyr Zelenskyi, President of Ukraine


More sanctions should be imposed against the Russian Federation, and more weapons should be provided to Ukraine. Both of these factors contribute to negotiations. – Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine


The Security Service of Ukraine has arrested a Russian spy in Lviv. He conducted surveillance in western Ukraine and planned to pass important information to the Russian special services. – Maksym Kozytsky, Head of Lviv Regional Military Administration


In the Zaporizhzhia region, an exchange of prisoners took place. 86 Ukrainian soldiers are already safe. – Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office


Russia wants to provoke a food crisis in the world. Russian occupiers are destroying granaries in Ukraine, as well as, closing the export of grain from Ukrainian ports. – Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine


Ukraine will be recognized as a candidate for EU membership and will be assisted in its restoration. This will happen immediately after the end of the war with Russia. – Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament


Rocket attack on Mykolaiv regional building administration: 30 dead victims for today. 29 people have been found dead, one person has died at the hospital. Information is being verified. – Suspilne news Mykolaiv (local media) based on eyewitness reports


The Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated Borodyanka in the Kyiv region from Russian occupiers. – Information agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine ArmyInform


Seriously wounded people from the shelled column in Mariupol arrived in Lviv. There are children among the victims. – Ukrainian Railways


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine, at least 1,276 civilians have died. – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office


More than 260,000 internally displaced people have already registered with the social protection authorities of Ukraine. – Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine


Russian aggressors have launched three missiles from the occupied Crimea at the Odesa region. There are casualties. – Maxym Marchenko, Head of Odesa Regional Military Administration


Germany may deport some diplomats of the Russian embassy in Berlin. They are suspected of espionage. – German newspaper “Süddeutsche Zeitung”


Russian occupiers are increasing the amount of military equipment (more than 1000 units) in the Sumy region. Shellings of civilian cars and buildings are ongoing. There are casualties among civilians. – Dmytro Zhyvitsky, Head of Sumy Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in the area of operations of Ukrainian military tactical group “East” on April 1st: 280 troops; 6 tanks; 22 armored vehicles; 19 infantry fighting vehicles; 6 artillery systems; 2 MLRS; 14 artillery tanks; 3 tactical UAVs. – Press office of MTG “East”.


Rocket attack on Mykolaiv regional building administration: 31 dead victims for today. The rescue operation is ongoing. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine


It is too early to talk about the meeting between Putin and Zelensky. Many issues still need to be addressed. – Ibrahim Kalin, Representative of the President of Turkey

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On Independence Square in Kyiv, a peaceful demonstration was held by the families of Ukrainian defenders who were reported missing during hostilities. Currently, more than 37,000 Ukrainian citizens are considered missing under extraordinary circumstances, including Ukrainian soldiers.

By Andrii Yakymenko / Instagram

A rehabilitation center for Ukrainian soldiers who have partially or entirely lost their sight due to combat injuries in the Lviv region. Here, Ukrainian defenders learn to navigate in space, move on their own, cook food, work with a computer and mobile, and learn Braille.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

A rehabilitation center for Ukrainian soldiers who have partially or entirely lost their sight due to combat injuries in the Lviv region. Here, Ukrainian defenders learn to navigate in space, move on their own, cook food, work with a computer and mobile, and learn Braille.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

A Ukrainian soldier, Bohdan, call-sign “Khimik” from the 5th Assault Brigade of the AFU, cooks as his fellow soldier Serhii, call-sign “Moped,” plays with a cat after their return from a 4-day frontline rotation near Chasiv Yar, the Donetsk region. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

People walk past a residential building that was heavily damaged during a Russian shelling in the town of Mykolaivka, the Donetsk region. April 2024.

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