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01:44

Russians have looted and destroyed a new 6-million euro laboratory in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

02:00

Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has for the first time charged a Russian soldier with war crimes for raping of a female in Kyiv region

03:08

In Trostianets, Sumy region/oblast, Russian invaders do not allow locals to bury the dead and perished as a result of aggression. City residents are unable to get to the hospital, so women are forced to give birth at home

07:13

In the Krasnopillia community/hromada in the Sumy region, Russian fascists are evicting people from their homes and trying to force them to walk on foot to Russia.
This was announced by the head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration Dmytro Zhyvytskyi

07:59

In Chernihiv, russian military destroyed a road bridge over the Desna river which was connecting the city with Kyiv.

Aviation bombs were dropped on the bridge. This was confirmed by head of the Chernihiv RMA Vyacheslav Chaus.

The bridge was used for the evacuation route from Chernihiv, as well as supplying humanitarian aid to the city.

08:23

121 children were killed as of the 28th day of russia’s aggression in Ukraine. 167 more children suffered various levels of injuries.

08:49

The enemy shelled Kyiv – buildings are damaged in the Svyatoshynskiy and the Shevchenkivskiy districts of the capital city. A shopping center, private houses and apartment blocks suffered damage in the Svyatoshynskiy district.

10:30

The total combat losses of the Russian invaders from 24.02 to 23.03 were approximately: 15,600 troops, 517 tanks, 1578 armored vehicles, 267 artillery systems, 80 rocket systems, 47 anti-air systems, 101 aircraft, 124 helicopters, 1008 military cars, 4 military boats, 70fuel tanks, 42 tactical UAVs. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

10:50

121 child was killed by Russian forces since the start of the war in Ukraine, 167 kids were injured. Enemy forces continue to shell residential areas, leading to more casualties among children and civilians. – General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine

11:30

Russians shelled 14 communities over the past day in the Donetsk region, damaging at least 24 civilian objects. There are reports of injured and killed civilians, among them – children. Exact data is unavailable so far. – National Police of Ukraine

13:00

Russian forces used phosphorous munitions in Irpin, reported the city’s mayor. These types of weapons are banned by international conventions as they lead to horrific injuries and suffering, burning at extremely high temperatures.

13:27

Since the beginning of the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine, State Emergency Service pyrotechnics have neutralized 2485, disposed of 9434 explosives charges and 224.9 kg (496 pounds) of other explosives, including 393 aerial bombs. – Minister of Internal Affairs

14:00

Several villages in Kyiv region remain under constant shelling, and at least 6 villages are occupied by Russian forcces and approaching a humanitarian catastrophe. – Bucha City Council.

14:52

In Chernihiv, the supply of water will be restricted starting March 24 – no more than 10 litres per person. This is a forced measure of social protection, since most pumping stations were damaged due to Russian shelling of the city. – Chernihiv Water Service.

16:53

On March 23, the occupiers kinapped the 75-year-old father of RIA-Melitopol (local news media) director Svitlana Zalizetska. He was promised to be released, but only if Zalizetska herself comes to pick him up. – Hromadske news

17:21

Today, power engineers have returned light to the homes of almost 5,000 consumers in Luhansk region. 32 towns still remain without electricity due to Russian artillery fire, 12 have only partial electrical infrastructure. – Luhansk Region Administration

18:37

Russian invading forces fired on a shopping mall in Kyiv, at least one person was killed. Shelling of the city continues. – Kyiv City Administration

18:53

Russian forces are destroying agricultural equipment and creating minefields in agricultural zones. This puts the harvest season at risk.  – General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces. [Note: Ukraine is one of the world’s largest exporters of grain, feeding numerous countries].

19:14

1,143 buildings in Kharkiv have been destroyed by Russian forces since the invasion of Ukraine. 998 of them were residential buildings. – Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov

20:39

A Russian journalist Oksana Baulina died in Ukraine while on assignment from Russian oppositional media outlet The Insider. This was reported by the company itself. Oksana was filming the destruction in Kyiv when she came under russian artillery fire. Another civilian died alongside her, 2 more were injured.

21:52

4,554 people were evacuated from areas of Russian shelling on March 23, including almost 3,000 Mariupol residents who reached Zaporizhia in private vehicles. – Reintegration Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.

23:04

Ukrainian gymnast Kateryna Dyachenko, born in 2011, died in Mariupol as a result of shelling by Russian troops.

23:23

Russian occupiers have set up their own military base near the local military airfield on the outskirts of Melitopol and thus conduct rocket fire across all territory of Ukraine – mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov

See the war

Trenches near Bakhmut. In the cold and mud, Ukrainian soldiers fight the Russian invaders back.

By Victor Borinets

Serhii was only 2 days old, when his life was cynically taken by a Russian missile. It crashed into the hospital’s maternity ward in Vilniansk, the Zaporizhzhia region. November 2022.

By Heidi Levine for The Washington Post

Serhii was only 2 days old, when his life was cynically taken by a Russian missile. It crashed into the hospital’s maternity ward in Vilniansk, the Zaporizhzhia region. November 2022.

By Heidi Levine for The Washington Post

The eyes of Ukrainian defenders.

By Konstantin & Vlada Liberov

After retreating from Kherson, Russian forces began to shell the residential areas of the city. Dozens of people wounded or killed.

By Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

13-year-old Hlib in the center of Kherson just a day after the liberation.

By Andras D. Hajdu / NRK

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