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08:53

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 176 Ukrainian children have died, 324 children have been injured. – Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova

09:00

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 09 April (approximation): 19100 troops; 705 tanks; 1895 armored vehicles; 335 artillery systems; 108 MLRS; 55 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 151 aircraft; 136 helicopters; 1363 military auto vehicles; 7 military boats; 76 fuel tanks; 112 tactical UAVs; 25 special military equipment; 4 mobile SRBM systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

10:43

In the Zaporizhzhia region, Russian occupiers have abducted 106 citizens from March 14 to April 9, including 21 local officials. Today, 63 people are still being held hostage, and 43 people have been released. – The Regional Military Administration of Zaporizhzhia

12:17

The Russian Federation is banning the protection of human rights. The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation has announced the cancellation of the registration of 15 representative offices of international organizations, including human rights activists Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The reason reported by the Russian Ministry is the violation of Russian law by these organizations. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

12:21

US President Joe Biden has signed a law on new sanctions against the Russian Federation. The United States is suspending Russian oil, coal, and gas imports. The United States is also breaking normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus. – Information from the official website of the White House

12:47

The European Union restricts the import of fertilizers from Russia as part of the following package of sanctions. From July 10, 2022, the quota for the import of potassium chloride will be 837.57 thousand tons per year, as well as, other complex fertilizers containing potassium – 1 million 577.807 thousand tons per year. – Information agency “Interfax-Ukraine”

13:39

Russian aggressors have shelled the cities of Avdiivka, Vugledar, Krasnogirivka, Mariupol and Volnovas in the Donestk region. 58 people have died. Rocket attack on the city infrastructure in Myrgorod, in the Poltava region. 2 citizens have been injured. Russian artillery has shelled the city of Severodonetsk in the Luhansk region. An apartment building has been set on fire. In the Kharkiv region, Russian occupiers have shelled the residential areas. Information about victims is being clarified. Rocket attack on Kramatorsk railway station: 52 dead and 109 injured casualties for today. There is also an update from the city authorities: in Bucha, in the Kyiv region, 360 civilians have been killed by Russian occupiers, including at least 10 children.- Information from Regional Military Administrations

16:25

Ukrainian authorities have confirmed information about at least 15 thousand cases of people missing after the Russian aggression in Ukraine – Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova.

16:35

Since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russian invaders have damaged 307 health facilities, and 21 hospitals have been completely destroyed – Health Minister of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko.

16:41

Russian troops kidnapped former chairman of the Kherson Regional State Administration and regional council Andriy Putilov, who was a former MP of Ukraine – Kherson Regional Council deputy Serhiy Khlan.

17:28

It is not safe in Mykolaiv, all districts of the city are under fire from Russian troops – mayor Oleksandr Stankevych.

18:14

As of April 8, 4,441,663 Ukrainian citizens have left the country since the Russian invasion – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

18:47

In the Luhansk region near Rubizhne Russian invaders again hit a cistern with nitric acid, the population is advised not to leave shelters – the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Sergey Gayday.

18:50

In Austria, any attempts to circumvent sanctions imposed against Russia will be punished – Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer.

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On May 22, 2024, Russian forces shelled the Shevchenkivskyi district in Kharkiv. At least ten people were injured, including a bus driver who was hospitalized.

Photo from Ihor Terekhov, Mayor of Kharkiv

A woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.

By Viacheslav Madiievskyi / Ukrinform

On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.

Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

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