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The Russian military carried out two missile strikes on a military unit on the outskirts of Dnipro, buildings were significantly damaged, fires broke out. There is no information about casualties yet, the State Emergency Service said.


Russian troops are likely to try resuming the offensive in the direction of Brovary and Boryspil to block Kyiv from the east, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces.


The Russian military shelled 548 educational institutions in Ukraine, including 220 schools and 155 kindergartens, and 40 other institutions, including rehabilitation, sports, art schools, and libraries. – Ministry of Education of Ukraine


As a result of the shelling of Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk, Rubizhne, Kreminna and other towns  in the Luhansk region, more than 30 structures were damaged during the night. Among them – 10 residential apartments and 13 private houses. – Ministry of Internal Affairs.


135 children have died in Ukraine since the beginning of the war. Most in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Chernihiv regions. 184 children were woundedю – Prosecutor General’s Office.


At least 300 people died when Russian aviation bombed the Mariupol Drama Theatre that acted as a refuge for around 1000 women, children and elderly. – Mariupol city council


In Mariupol, the occupiers have opened the headquarter of the United Russia party. They distribute party newspapers, Russian cellphone cards and spread Russian propaganda. [Note: Mariupol has been bombed to the point of near-destruction, with 80-90% infrastructure demolished].


Russian occupiers continue forcibly deporting people from Mariupol to Russia. Ukrainians are passed through ‘filtration camps’, where the Russian FSB compiles lists of ‘unreliable persons’. – Human Rights Commissioner of The Parliament of Ukraine


Russian occupiers are redeploying forces to Belarus, used as a base for invasion into Ukraine, as well as ships into the Sea of Azov. Ukraine’s Armed Forces are holding their defenses on all fronts. – General Staff of the Armed Forces


Mayors of 14 Ukrainian cities held hostage by russian forces. Ukraine is working on including them into prisoner exchange lists. — Minister for Reintegration, Iryna Vereshchuk


83 communities, almost 54 thousand people in the Kherson region remain without electricity or water due to Russian shelling, some villages have no gas supply. – Kherson Regional Administration


Russian troops prevented the distribution of 13 tonnes of humanitarian aid in Melitopol which arrived there on March 25. – Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedorov


The likelihood of the use of chemical weapons by Russian forces is increasing. Russian officers have been given antidotes used to avoid poisoning by chemical attacks. Previous analysis also suggests Russia may use sarin nerve gas against cities they were unable to conquer. – National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (citing independent analysts)


The rumors that Russia is running out of troops and missiles do not correspond to reality. The enemy continues active shelling of Ukrainian infrastructure and is conducting internal mobilization for reinforcements to the front lines. – Deputy Head of Staff of the Command of Ukrainian Ground Forces


The Ukrainian government and the Armed Forces of Ukraine control all large key cities in Donetsk region, according to Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Regional Military Administration.


Russian invaders continue to kill civilians in Donetsk region. Russian artillery / aviation strikes continue in Mariupol, Avdiivka and Mariinka areas. On March 25, reports came in of several injured civilians and the death of a child. – Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration


In Mariupol, the Russian occupiers have destroyed the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre, completed in autumn 2021 together with the European Investment Bank. – Mariupol City Council

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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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