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09:15

On Monday morning, April 18, the Russian occupiers launched missile strikes in the Dnipropetrovsk region. More than half of the missiles were shot down by PGO forces, but there were civilian casualties. – Valentin Reznichenko, head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration

09:25

“The remnants of the Ukrainian army and a large group of civilians are actually surrounded by Russian troops in Mariupol. They continue their fight, but the Russian army has decided to raze the city to the ground at any cost”. – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba

09:35

Russian occupants took up to 5 thousand children from Mariupol – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

10:54

At least 14 people were injured during a missile attack by Russian troops on civilian infrastructure in Lviv During the missile attack on Lviv, at least 14 people were injured, among whom 7 were killed. A child was among the injured. – Head of Lviv Regional Military Administration Maksym Kozytskyi

11:02

The ports of all European Union countries closed access for Russian ships. – Head of the Office of the President Andrei Yermak

11:45

Russian troops have taken the town of Kremenna in Luhansk Region. It is not possible to evacuate civilians from there now. Russian soldiers are fully responsible for the fate of civilians in that city. Evacuations from other cities in the region continue. – Head of the Luhansk military administration Serhii Gaidai

12:30

Russian soldiers shoot at point-blank range at civilian vehicles attempting to leave the town of Kremenna. As of the morning of April 18, at least four civilians were known dead. – Head of Luhansk regional military administration Serhii Gaidai

13:05

Russian troops deported all medical personnel from the blockaded city of Mariupol. This intensifies the humanitarian disaster in the city, which was destroyed by Russian forces. – Mariupol Mayor’s Advisor Petro Andriuschenko

13:23

A missile strike on Kramatorsk on April 18 destroyed eight residential buildings, and educational and infrastructure facilities. – Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko

13:55

Ukraine categorically rejects the Serbian president’s groundless accusations of involvement in the reports of mines on Serbian airlines’ planes flying to Russia. – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko

14:25

Russian troops are holding at least 27,000 civilians in filtration camps near Mariupol. – Mariupol Mayor’s Advisor Petro Andriuschenko

15:18

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have destroyed more than 200 objects of the cultural heritage of Ukraine. – Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy

15:28

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, rescue workers have pulled 71 dead civilians from the rubble in the Chernihiv region. – Chernihiv Regional State Administration

16:24

Russian troops have shelled the Osnovianskyi and Nemyshlianskyi districts in Kharkiv. 5 people have been killed. In addition, Russian aggressors have used phosphorous munitions in the city of Huliaipole in the Zaporizhzhia region (banned by international conventions). Information about the victims is being clarified. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

17:40

Russian aggressors have used cluster bombs in the city of Ochakiv in the Mykolaiv region (banned by international conventions). Local residential buildings have been destroyed. There are no casualties among civilians. – Operational Command “South”

18:22

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have destroyed more than 120 educational establishments in the Kyiv region. – Oleksandr Pavliuk, Head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration

18:55

Russian occupiers have forcibly relocated 13 Ukrainian orphans, children deprived of parental care, from Mariupol to the Russian Federation. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

19:20

Russian troops have shelled the city of Orikhiv and the village of Preobrazhenka in the Zaporizhzhia region. There is a 14-year-old girl among the victims. – Press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office

20:26

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine (as of April 18), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 2,072 deaths and 2,818 injuries to civilians in Ukraine [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – OHCHR

22:02

The Italian Parliament has decided to send Italian weapons to Ukraine. – Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy

22:27

The Security Service of Ukraine has arrested more than 2,500 collaborators with Russian aggressors since the beginning of the war. – Serhii Ionushas, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Law Enforcement

See the war

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.

Photo from svitlankatut / Twitter

“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.

By Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

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