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In Ukraine, 572 children suffered as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. – Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine


The Italian parliament almost unanimously supported sending weapons to Ukraine. – Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi


As of April 18, more than 1.4 million people in Ukraine are registered as internally displaced persons. – Press Service of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine


As a result of intense fighting in Ukraine, which led to the destruction of water and electricity networks, 4.6 million people in Ukraine have limited access to water. A total of 6 million people struggle daily for access to drinking water. – UNICEF Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from February 24 to April 19 (approximate): 20800 servicemen; 802 tanks; 2063 armoured vehicles; 386 artillery systems; 132 multiple rocket launchers; 67 anti-aircraft systems; 169 aircraft; 150 helicopters; 1495 military vehicles; 8 military boats/ships; 76 fuel tanks; 158 tactical UAVs; 27 special equipment units; 4 SAMs – Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff.



On the morning of April 19, Russian shelling of residential areas in the Kharkiv region killed five civilians and wounded 17 others. – Head of Kharkiv regional military administration Oleh Sinehubov


In the course of the investigation, 13 graves with the bodies of civilians were discovered in Irpen, which had been liberated from Russian troops. – Director of the State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine Oleksii Sukhachev


In Mariupol, a new wave of looting by Russian troops has emerged due to the rotation of Russian troops. They are breaking into surviving apartments and removing property. – Advisor to the Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriuschenko


Russian troops are digging trenches and installing missile systems on the territory of the seaside resort area in seized Kyrylivka in Zaporizhzhia region. – Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, there have been 147 attacks on medical facilities. – The Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adanom Gebrecius


The 5th exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia has taken place today. 60 servicemen have returned home, including 10 officers, and 16 civilians. – Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have killed more than 1,000 civilians in the Kyiv region. – Andrii Niebytov, Kyiv regional police chief


As of April 19, 155 cases of abduction of civilians by Russian troops have been registered in the Zaporizhzhia region. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


Russian occupiers are forcibly mobilizing the civilian population in the occupied territories of the Kharkiv region, in the city of Izium. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine (as of April 19), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 2,104 deaths and 2,862 injuries to civilians in Ukraine [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – OHCHR


Russian troops have shelled Kharkiv: the number of casualties has increased to 24 people. 3 citizens have died, and 21 are injured. – Press service of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration


The Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated the city of Marinka in the Donetsk region. As a result of the successful counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army, Russian occupiers have suffered losses and retreated. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian aggressors have used cluster bombs in the city of Zelenodolsk in the Dnipropetrovsk region (banned by international conventions). Local residential buildings, one educational establishment, and a children’s playground have been destroyed. There is no information about casualties at the moment. – Press Service of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office


Rocket attack on the city of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region. 1 person has died, and 3 people have been injured. In addition, Russian aggressors have dropped a bomb near the Azovstal metallurgical plant in Mariupol. There is no information about casualties at the moment. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


According to preliminary calculations, nearly $ 1 billion is needed to rebuild the entire infrastructure of the Irpin community after large-scale destruction by Russian occupiers. – Ruslan Stefanchuk, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine


Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has decided to provide additional military aid to Ukraine. – Ministry of Defence of Finland

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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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