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April 2
09:10

European countries make payments for Russian energy supplies through “Gazprombank,” which was not disconnected from SWIFT, and through which purchases of military equipment and funds for the 47th Tank Division of the Russian Federation are made – Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

09:17

In Poltava on the night of April 2, Russian troops launched a missile attack on one of the infrastructure facilities, and in the morning attacked residential buildings in Kremenchug – Poltava Mayor Alexander Mamay.

09:54

Russian invaders continue to shell Chernihiv’s civilian infrastructure. On April 2, an artillery strike was launched against a cancer hospital – Chernihiv Oblast police chief Volodymyr Nidzelsky.

10:32

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry declared the first secretary of the Russian Embassy in Sofia persona non grata over charges of espionage Bulgarian government representative Lena Borislavova.

10:35

The leadership of the Russian Federation must be held accountable for the crimes committed during the war in Ukraine – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Alexander Schallenberg.

10:49

More than 412 children have suffered in Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of our state by the Russian Federation. Of these, 158 were killed and more than 254 wounded. Due to active hostilities, exact numbers cannot be ascertained – Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

10:59

In Kherson region, Russian soldiers kidnapped the mayor of Tavriysk, Nikolai Rizak. The purpose of the kidnapping and the demands of the Russians have not been established at the moment – the Tavriysk city territorial community.

11:22

The bodies of 13 civilians were found in one of the villages liberated from the Russian army near Kyiv. Some of them were burned as the Russians probably tried to burn the corpses – BBC correspondent.

11:30

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from February 24 to April 2 (approximate): 17800 servicemen; 631 tanks; 1776 armored vehicles; 317 artillery systems; 100 multiple rocket launchers; 54 anti-aircraft systems; 143 aircraft; 134 helicopters; 1236 military vehicles; 7 military boats; 76 fuel tanks; 87 tactical UAVs; 24 units of special equipment; 4 SRBM – Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff.

12:13

In Kyiv, 154 residential houses, 20 private estates, 27 kindergartens and 44 schools have been damaged since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion – Kyiv City State Administration.

12:21

Ukrainian forces continue their offensive as Russian forces retreat near Kyiv. Russian troops have retreated from Gostomel airport, where fighting has been going on since the first day of the full-scale invasion – UK Ministry of Defense.

12:33

In occupied Energodar, Russian soldiers opened fire on civilians who had gathered in the central square. – State Nuclear Energy Enterprise “Enerhoatom”.

12:54

In addition to the open invasion from the territory of Russia and Belarus, occupant troops are also becoming more active in the territory of the unrecognized region of Transnistria in Moldova. The Russian military might provoke provocations against civilians – Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine, Hanna Malyar.

13:24

Today, April 2, the flag of Ukraine was hoisted at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant as the facility was liberated from the Russian occupying army. – Slavutych City Council.

14:11

In the past 24 hours, the Russians shelled three residential areas of Kharkiv, and in the morning they shelled the main city park named Gorky. The exact number of victims is being verified. – the Head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, Oleh Sinegubov.

14:17

According to preliminary information, unarmed journalist and photographer Maksym Levin was killed by Russian soldiers with two shots from small firearms. Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

14:55

Russian troops have launched a missile strike on Maxim Gorky Park in Kharkiv from the MLRS “Grad”. There were people in the park, one man was wounded and hospitalized. – Oleg Sinegubov, Head of the Kharkiv Civil-Military Administration

16:00

Many enemy troops have entered the Konotop district in the Sumy region from the territory of the Russian Federation. – Dmitry Zhivitsky, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration

16:45

Rocket attack on Lozova in the Kharkiv region. Four people have been  injured. – Serhiy Zelensky, Mayor of Lozova

16:51

Rocket attack on the Dnipropetrovsk region. One person was injured, and local railway tracks were damaged. – Valentin Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration

17:09

During the month of the war with the Russian Federation, the Ukrainian state has already spent about 10 billion dollars. – Ukrainian Ministry of Finance

17:32

Almost 2.7 thousand people have been evacuated from the Luhansk region today. – Serhiy Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration

17:55

Russian troops have shelled a district hospital in Balakliya, in the Kharkiv region. About 70 doctors and patients need to be evacuated. – Oleg Sinegubov, Head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration

18:13

Rocket attack on Mykolaiv regional building administration: 36 people were found dead so far. The rescue operation is ongoing. – Vitaliy Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration

18:20

The Russian occupiers have launched three missile strikes on the infrastructure in Mirgorod. According to preliminary information, there are no casualties. – Dmitry Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration

18:52

Ukrainian law enforcement agencies have arrested about 600 saboteurs over the past month. – Evgeny Enin, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs

19:17

Citizens in Lozova, in the Kharkiv region, have been left without water and electricity supply after a rocket attack. – Serhiy Zelensky, Mayor of Lozova

19:35

Lithuania has become the first of the EU countries to abandon Russian gas completely. – Lithuanian Ministry of Energy

19:49

The Russian Ombudsman has violated the rights of Ukrainian prisoners. She published their photo without concealing their identities (protecting their safety/privacy). – Lyudmila Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

20:05

Rocket attack on Mykolaiv regional building administration: 38 people were found dead so far. The rescue operation is ongoing. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine

20:15

Rocket attack on Kharkiv regional building administration. The number of casualties has increased to 29 people. – Oleg Sinegubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

20:23

More than 4.2 thousand people have been evacuated today from Mariupol. – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk

20:35

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated Irpin, Bucha, Gostomel and the entire Kyiv region from the Russian invaders for today. – Anna Malyar, Deputy Minister of Defense

See the war

A 7-years-old girl was injured after the Russian missile hit on a residential building in Kyiv. June 26, 2022.

By the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

A man made a children’s toy house from boxes of ammunition. He lives in the village of Novoselivka near Chernihiv, where about 700 people lived before the full-scale invasion, but the shelling destroyed almost all the buildings. June 2022.

By Getty

Maksym Burlaka celebrates International Yoga Day in Kharkiv. The man says he wanted to show the realities of Ukrainian life during the war, especially in the eastern regions. June 21, 2022.

By Stanislav Ostrous

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared the destroyed Irpin Bridge a memorial. American artist and volunteer Roberto Robbins opened there the art performance “Bucha Massacre”. 60 crosses as a part of an exhibition symbolize 60 exhumed bodies that a team of volunteers found in Bucha. June 2022.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

Ivanna Dymyd sings the last lullaby to her son. 27-years-old traveler Artem learned about the full-scale Russian invasion during his trip at the USA. He bought military equipment and came back home to fight for his country. June 21, 2022.

By Mariia Varanytska

Pyrotechnics clear Ukrainian fields from explosives. June 21, 2022.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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