A woman, man and 3-year-old child died due to Russian shelling in the Izium district, the Russian military also shelled the village of Oskil, killing seven people including a 7-year-old boy – Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office.
143 children died and 216 were injured in Ukraine due to Russian aggression since the start of the war. – Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine.
Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 Feb to 28 Mar (approximation): 17000 troops; 586 tanks; 1694 armored vehicles; 302 artillery systems; 95 rocket systems; 54 anti-air systems; 123 aircraft; 127 helicopters; 1150 military auto vehicles; 3 military boats; 73 fuel tanks; 66 tactical UAVs. – General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine
About 160,000 civilians are still in Mariupol, which is blockaded and shelled by the Russian occupiers. The city needs a complete evacuation. Life within the city is impossible: no water, heat, electricity, supplies or communication. – Mayor of Mariupol
Residents of Enerhodar gathered for a peaceful rally to show that despite Russian occupation, Enerhodar was and remains a Ukrainian city. People demand the release of the first deputy mayor Ivan Samoidyuk who was kidnapped by Russians. – Enerhodar Mayor Dmytro Orlov.
The growing Russian military presence in the Chornobyl exclusion zone is threatening ecological safety: Russians are storing, moving and loading explosive munitions in the zone. A detonation could lead to the release of radioactive dust that could endanger Ukraine and Europe. – Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Parliament Liudmyla Denisova
The city of Irpin in the Kyiv region was liberated from the Russian occupiers by Ukrainian armed forces. Defenders are fortifying the city in anticipation of further Russian attacks. – Mayor of Irpin
Almost 5 thousand people have died in Mariupol since the start of the Russian aggression, 210 of them are children. 170,000 people remain in the city under Russian fire. 30,000 have been forcibly deported by the aggressors into Russia. The rest were evacuated. – Mayor of Mariupol
Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova confirmed Russia’s use of banned cluster munitions in the Kherson and Odesa regions.
Russian occupiers are holding UNIAN news agency journalist Dmytro Khyliuk hostage – NGO Media Initiative for Human Rights. The journalist was kidnapped by the russian troops in the village of Kozarovychi of the Vyshhorod district (Kyiv region) approximately in early March.
Russian forces conducted another rocket strike in Rivne region, targetting local gas reservoirs. – Head of Rivne Regional Administration
1,410 residential buildings, schools, hospitals, and kindergartens were destroyed in Kharkiv since the beginning of the war.
1,177 of the destroyed buildings were apartment blocks. Besides, 53 kindergartens, 69 schools, and 15 hospitals were damaged – Kharkiv mayor Ihor Terekhov