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09:38

Russian troops have already killed 200 children in Ukraine since the start of the full-scale invasion, and more than 360 more have been wounded. – Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmila Denisova

09:41

As a result of the overnight shelling of residential areas by Russian troops in the Luhansk and Poltava regions, two people were killed and many wounded. – Information from regional military administrations

09:50

Residents of Ukrainian cities surrounded by Russian troops face starvation. Sixty percent of them cannot provide food for themselves. – U.N. World Food Program

10:00

In the Luhansk region, a couple of volunteers who were delivering food to residents came under fire from Russian troops. The man died and his wife is in serious condition in intensive care. – Head of Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai

10:48

As a result of Russian shelling, the city of Severodonetsk, Luhansk Region, was destroyed by 70%. – Head of the city’s civil-military administration Oleksandr Striuk

11:41

Russian troops block the evacuation from the combat zone in the Luhansk region, using civilians as human shields. – Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Gaidai

12:40

From February 28 to April 15, more than 800 new graves appeared in the city cemetery in Kherson. This may be evidence of atrocities by Russian troops in the ossified territories – Press Service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Before the invasion, an average of 400 people per month in Kherson died of natural and other causes (according to the Main Department of Statistics in the Kherson region). Not all of them were buried in the city cemetery. – “War in Ukraine” editorial office

13:26

Russia uses strategic bombers to storm the positions of Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol. With 20,000 citizens killed and witnesses of Russian war crimes being murdered in filtration camps, this exacerbates the catastrophe in the city. – Mariupol Mayor Petro Andriushchenko

14:07

Russia does not abandon its plans to take over all of Ukraine, including Kyiv. – Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Ganna Malyar

14:50

Russian troops continue their terror against civilians in Kharkiv. On April 16, a rocket attack on a residential area of the city killed one person and wounded many more. – Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Synehubov

15:53

On the territory of Kherson, which is occupied by Russian troops, representatives of the Russian Federation distribute leaflets in which they blame the Ukrainians themselves for a full-scale war. – Press Service of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

16:56

A video of the use of the Tochka-U missile system by Russian troops has been posted online. This fact is also confirmed by the intercepted conversations of the Russian military. It was from this complex that the train station in Kramatorsk was shelled, where more than 60 civilians were killed. – Monitoring group of the “Belarusky Gujun” project

17:31

As a consequence of today’s Russian cruise missile strike on two districts of Kharkiv, two civilian deaths have already been documented. – Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine

18:29

Russia persecutes representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people in the temporarily seized cities of Zaporizhia and Kherson regions. – Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmila Denisova

19:28

Russia uses children deported from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine for propaganda. This is a gross violation of international law. – Center for Counteracting Disinformation under the National Security and Defence Council

20:15

After the stay of the Russian military in the Sumy region, remnants of chemical weapons were found in the village of Bilka. In particular, sarin, as well as other substances. – Yurii Bova, mayor of Trostyanets

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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.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

«Camouflage Art»: an exhibition of the “paintings” created with nets by a volunteer organization in one of the museums in Zaporizhzhia. April 6, 2024.

By Elena Tita

Civilian women practice shooting rifles during training courses at the Shooting Training Center “The First”. March 31, 2024, Zaporizhzhia.

By Elena Tita

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