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Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, “Ukrzaliznytsia” has evacuated almost half a million Ukrainian citizens abroad. Most Ukrainians have gone to Poland. At the same time, there has been an increasing demand for return train trips to Ukraine in April. – Ukrainian RailwaysUkrzaliznytsia”


The Russian government has rejected the UN Secretary General’s proposal for a humanitarian “silence” in Ukraine for Easter. – Serhii Kyslytsia, Permanent Representative of Ukraine in UN


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 208 Ukrainian children have died, 376 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


In Severodonetsk, in the Luhansk region, Russian aggressors have bombed all food warehouses. Local civilians can receive food only from humanitarian goods. – Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 21 April (approximation): 21000 troops; 829 tanks; 2118 armored vehicles; 393 artillery systems; 136 MLRS; 67 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 172 aircraft; 151 helicopters; 1508 military auto vehicles; 8 military boats; 76 fuel tanks; 166 tactical UAVs; 27 special military equipment; 4 mobile SRBM systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Lithuanian government has provided the Ukrainian Army with heavy mortars of tens of millions of euros worth. – Baltic News Service (BNS)


Russian occupiers have destroyed up to 98% of the whole infrastructure in Mariupol, in the Donetsk region. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


The Austrian government has imposed new sanctions against the Russian Federation. In particular, the leading Austrian oil and gas company OMV has completely stopped importing and refining Russian oil. – Austria press agency APA


Russian troops are completely isolating the occupied territories from Ukraine, banning evacuations, and shooting volunteers, trying to deliver humanitarian aid. – The Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence


Russian occupiers have been taking out grain and food from the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


The British government has imposed new sanctions on 26 more individuals and legal entities from Russia. In particular, the updated sanctions list includes Colonel-General of the Russian Army Nikolai Bohdanovskyi, as well as, LLC “Military-Industrial Company” and “Promtech-Dubna”. – Reuters


Another exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia has taken place today. 10 servicemen have returned home, including 2 officers, and 9 civilians. – Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine


The Spanish government has sent a new shipment of military aid to Ukraine. It includes 200 tons of ammunition, 30 trucks loaded with military materials, and 20 armored vehicles. – Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Spain


US President Joe Biden has announced about two aid packages for Ukraine. In particular, the military aid package includes heavy artillery, dozens of howitzers, 144,000 rounds of ammunition, and tactical drones. The economic aid package includes $ 500 million to stabilize Ukraine’s economy. – Joe Biden, President of the United States


Russian aggressors have blocked more than 400 injured Ukrainian servicemen in besieged Mariupol. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine (as of April 21), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 2,345 deaths and 2,919 injuries to civilians in Ukraine [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – OHCHR


The UNESCO Committee has refused to hold its 45th session in Kazan, in the Russian Federation. – Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, the Ukrainian army has liberated more than a thousand Ukrainian settlements from Russian occupiers. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


As of April 21, 1,126 Ukrainians, including 40 children, have been killed by Russian troops in the Kyiv region. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have damaged 347 and destroyed 36 Ukrainian healthcare institutions. In addition, 78 ambulances have been put out of service. – Viktor Liashko, Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian aggressors have shelled the Donetsk region, the Dnipropetrovsk region, the Luhansk region, the Zaporizhzhia region, the Kharkiv region, and the Mykolaiv region. 25 people have been injured. 3 citizens have been killed. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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