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211 Ukrainian schools have been destroyed or damaged as a result of the Russian military invasion.
Source: Minister of Education and Science Serhii Shkarlet.


OSCE office in Mariupol was damaged by shelling. Evacuation of observers from Mariupol is postponed for security reasons.


Russian troops from the sea launched a missile strike on Tuzla, Odesa region — spokesman for the regional headquarters Sergii Bratchuk.


In Boromlia, Sumy region, after the shelling on March 5, the infrastructure was damaged, houses and a kindergarten were hit. The center of the village is completely destroyed, civilian enterprises are destroyed, says the head of the Sumy Regional State Administration Dmytro Zhyvytskyi.


The Russian army attacked Mykolaiv using multiple rocket launchers.


The Russian occupants have shot the head of Hostomel community/hromada Yurii Prylypko, who delivered bread and medicines for the Hostomel inhabitants in Kyiv region, as reported by the Hostomel village council.
Prylypko was shot together with the two fellow brothers – Ruslan Karpenko and Ivan Zoria.


The rescuers have taken out 15 people from under the debris of the administrative building on the territory of the Vinnytsia airport. 9 of them died, namely 5 civilians and 4 military. The search of one more person continues.


The Russian occupation troops have shot and driven over the vehicle of the Ukrainian Post Service (Ukrposhta) on the tank. The employees were delivering the pensions along the route of Orikhiv-Omelnyk-Yehorivka-Novoselivka. A man and a woman died on the spot. It is impossible to evacuate the bodies because of the combat activity.


Malyn town was affected by the air strike of the Russian troops, as well as Ovruch and Korosten. The air shelling was carried out against the main square of the town. As of now it is known about at least one casualty. The administrative buildings and the St.-Pokrovska (Protection) Church have been damaged as well. Several cars have been destroyed. The readers of Suspilne inform that the inhabitants of Narodychi were affected by the shelling, too.


Volodymyr Matsokin, deputy mayor: “The destruction of our city is the most sweeping since the World World II times. The city centre is virtually wiped out. Schools and hospitals are damaged. There is no electricity, gas, heating. No food. People are staying in the shelters for the 2nd day in a row”.


The Ukrainian army has blasted the Chornobaivka airdrome near Kherson during the night, where the occupants decided to station their aircraft fleet. Therefore, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed more than 30 enemy’s helicopters, personnel, and armour.


Russian occupation troops have approached to the town limits of Dniprorudne, the situation is tense. – mayor of Dniprorudne.


The residential buildings and civil population are being shelled in the towns of Irpin, Makariv, Bucha (Kyiv region). The occupant are blocking all evacuation efforts. Many villages/towns are in a state of humanitarian disaster. – Head of the Kyiv regional state administration.


The evacuation of civilians began in Zhytomyr region from the towns of Korosten, Ovruch, and Malyn, which are being shelled by the Russian troops for the 2nd day in a row. – Head of the Korosten district military administration.


An oil depot exploded at night (6-7th March) in Luhansk. The oil depot is on fire. – Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine.


Russian military opened fire on a peaceful protest in Nova Kakhovka on March 6th which killed one person, and injured seven, reports Kherson regional prosecutor’s office on March 7th.


An artillery strike on a Kharkiv supermarket killed four people and injured 15 (Preliminary local media reports, info is being updated).


Almost 2 thousand Mariupol residents managed to get out of the occupation only thanks to the efforts of the Ukrainian defenders and despite Russian shelling of nearby areas. Every fifth among them is a child, and half of them are women. – Mariupol City Council.


Three days of shelling in Rubizhne of private houses and residential homes, Luhansk region, have resulted in many dead and injured, damage to the electrical grid. – Acting Mayor, Roman Vlasenko.


Russian armed forces have so far (March 7th) destroyed or damaged over 200 schools, 1,5 thousand residential buildings, more than 30 hospitals and left 900 localities without electricity, water or heating. – Adviser to the Head of the President’s Office.


For the second day, constant air and artillery shelling of Izyum in the Kharkiv region continues. The local population has no way out of bomb shelters. There is currently no information on the number of victims. The city centre (home to 46000 people) is completely destroyed: houses, schools, hosptials. – Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Parliament.


In the temporarily occupied Chaplynka in the Kherson region, russian military opened fire to disperse pro-Ukrainian protesters, reports Anton Herashchenko, Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs.


Russian airstrikes hit a bread factory in Makariv, Kyiv region. 13 dead, 5 people were saved from the rubble.


Ukraine and its partners have initiated a number of international legal procedures to ensure Russia is held responsible for its war crimes. As of now, the talks are focused on the cases currently tried at the UN International Court, International Criminal Court, European Human Rights Court, and others. – Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs.


More than 4000 people are trapped by Russian fire on the occupied territories near Kyiv. They require immediate evacuation. The Ukrainian authorities are doing everything in their power but Russian forces are still interfering. – Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs.


10 civilians were killed in Kharkiv region on March 7th. The total number of civilians killed since the start of Russian aggresion has reached 143 people. – National Police of Kharkiv Region.


Kharkiv: the emergency service is still fighting the fire in the nine-storey residential building on Krasnodarska Str. The apartments on floors 3-7 are on fire. – State Emergency Service.


Ukrainian troops shot down a Russian plane over Kyiv. 40 minutes later, another one was downed on the outskirts of the city — Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi.


In Ukraine, 1133 settlements and 8074 transformation sub-stations are damaged due to the military combat.
More than 742 thousands of households have no electricity, – reports the Ministry of Energy in Ukraine.
The most severe electricity crisis is in Donetsk region, as more than 233 thousands subscribers have no electricity. Mariupol is completely shot down, – the Ministry’s report.
In the last 24 hours the electricity problems have been fixed for 71 thousand subscribers. However, due to the active military combat the electric lines are being constantly damaged.
As of 18:00, March 7, 238.2 thousand subscribers have no gas. At the same time, 7529 households have their service back.
The Ukrainian energy workers are working around the clock to secure the reliable electric service, – reports the Ministry.


Russia launched two airstrikes on Zhytomyr and the village of Cherniakhiv. The shells have hit an oil depot. One oil tank in Zhytomyr and two half-empty ones in Cherniakhiv caught fire. Residents of the nearby houses were evacuated.


Serhiy Borzov, the Head of Vinnytsya Regional Military Administration, claimed that March 7 had marked the longest air sirens, as the occupiers were launching the cruise missiles from their bomber jets.
Borzov’s quote: “Today the air sirens were the longest, three hours long. Russia was launching air cruise missiles from their bomber jets TU-95 and TU-160”.
Such prolonged air sirens are also reported in Kyiv, Bila Tserkva, Vasylkiv, and Zhytomyr in the afternoon.


The war in Ukraine has taken lives of at least 406 civilians, 801 are injured, – the UN.
Since the full-scale Russian invasion, in a period of February 24, 2022 – March 6, 24:00, 1207 civilians have been affected (in a report a day earlier – 1123). Specifically, 406 people have been killed (364), – reported by the UN Human Rights High Commissioner

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A steady stream of wounded comes to the frontline hospital in Bakhmut. Despite the ongoing shelling, medics go out of bomb shelters to treat soldiers.

By Chris McGrath

A steady stream of wounded comes to the frontline hospital in Bakhmut. Despite the ongoing shelling, medics go out of bomb shelters to treat soldiers.

By Chris McGrath

People hiding at the Kyiv metro during Russian massive missile attack. December 5, 2022.

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“A cemetery” of Russian shells and missiles launched on the city of Kharkiv.

By Konstantin & Vlada Liberov

The price of freedom. Bakhmut, the Donetsk region. November 2022.

By Serhii Nuzhnenko

Serhii watched with pursed lips as the bodies of his father and grandmother were pulled out from a grave near their home in the Kherson region. Russian murderers shot them in their heads.

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