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More than 563 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation, 202 children were killed and more than 361 were wounded. – Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine


On April 16, 2022, 13 air targets of the Russian occupiers were destroyed: 1 – planes; 1 – helicopters; 5 UAVs…; 6 – cruise missiles, Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces


The situation in Mariupol remains as harsh and dangerous for civilians as possible because of the deliberate actions of the Russian military. – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from February 24 to April 17 (approximate): 20300 servicemen; 773 tanks; 2002 armoured vehicles; 376 artillery systems; 127 multiple rocket launchers; 66 anti-aircraft systems; 165 aircraft; 146 helicopters; 1471 military vehicles; 8 military boats/ships; 76 fuel tanks; 148 tactical UAVs; 27 special equipment units; 4 SAMs – Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff.


The evidence gathered is likely to confirm what U.S. President Joe Biden said about Russia’s crimes in Ukraine being genocide. – U.S. Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland


On April 17, humanitarian corridors for civilians did not work in the combat zone due to the refusal of Russian troops to stop firing. The Ukrainian authorities are making every effort to make the humanitarian corridors operational again as soon as possible. – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk


Near Kharkiv, three State Emergency Situations Ministry engineers were killed while clearing cluster munitions, and four others were seriously injured. There were also three deaths and dozens of civilian injuries. – Head of the Kharkiv regional military administration Oleh Sinehubov

The Russian army is using banned brass knuckles ammunition against densely populated residential areas. This is a gross violation of international law and norms of war. – War in Ukraine” editorial board



Russian troops are advancing on Severodonetsk and intensifying shelling of residential areas of the city. Because of this, there is no possibility of centralized evacuation. – Head of Severodonetsk District State Administration Roman Vlasenko


More than 100,000 civilians suffer from water and food shortages in Mariupol. Moreover, Russian occupiers don’t allow any humanitarian convoys with food and medicine from Ukraine or international organizations into the city. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


Russian aggressors have shelled the center of Kharkiv: 5 people have been killed, and 13 have been injured. – Department of Health of the Regional Military Administration


The European Union allocates additional 50 million euros in humanitarian aid to support Ukrainians. – EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid


Russian occupiers have fired at the city center of Zolote, in the Luhansk region. 2 people have been killed, and 4 have been injured. – Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration


As part of new EU sanctions, Russian ships have been banned from entering Estonian ports since April 17. – ERR with reference to the Press Service of the Ministry of Economy and Communications of Estonia


Russian occupiers have shelled 3 cities in the Zaporizhzhia region: 1 person has been killed, 6 citizens have been injured, a 12-year-old child among them. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


Russian occupiers are forcibly mobilizing the civilian population in the occupied territories of the Kharkiv region. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian aggressors have killed 2 children and have injured 14 children in the Kharkiv region for the last three days. – Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office.

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