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


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


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


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


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


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”


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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).


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.


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

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A crater from an enemy missile in the Buchanskyi district of the Kyiv region. Due to the massive Russian attack on February 15, 2024, about four dozen houses were damaged in the area. Fortunately, there are no casualties.

By Thomas Peter / Reuters

On February 14, 2024, Russia launched a missile strike at the maternity ward and a five-story residential building in Selydove, the Donetsk region. Due to an attack, 3 people were killed, including a child and a pregnant woman, and another 12 were injured.

Photo from the National Police of Ukraine

A Ukrainian deputy commander, call sign “Chicken”, of the Separate Assault Battalion “Aidar” at the positions in the East of Ukraine while shooting a D30 howitzer. February 2024.

By Wojciech Grzedzinski

Ukrainian defender Serhii received his first combat injury in 2015 in the East of Ukraine. He volunteered to defend Ukraine once again in 2022. However, in June 2023, Serhii was injured on the frontline: a man lost two arms and part of his foot.

By Marta Syrko

The funeral of Vladyslav Rykov, call sign “Magic”, a Ukrainian fighter pilot who participated in 385 military missions. A Russian missile hit his fighter jet during one of the combat flights.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

Olena cries at her damaged apartment following an overnight Russian shelling in Myrnohrad, the Donetsk region. February 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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