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The Russian occupiers have been starting to withdraw their troops from the territory of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. – Representatives of the Pentagon


The peace treaty with Moscow will not be signed until it withdraws its troops. It concerns the territory controlled by Kyiv until February 24, 2022. – Davyd Arahamiya, MP, Russia negotiating group member, 


Germany is ready to provide security guarantees to Ukraine after the war. – Annalena Baerbock, German Foreign Minister


Ukraine is negotiating with the Polish government the complete border closure between Belarus and Poland. – Andrii Deshchytsia, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Poland


The US government is not ready to decide on Ukraine’s security guarantees at the moment. Negotiations are ongoing. — Keith Bedingfield, White House Communications Director


Rocket attack on Mykolaiv regional building administration: 16 casualties for today. 15 people have been found dead under the rubble, one of the victims has died in intensive care. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 Feb to 31 Mar (approximation): 17500 troops; 614 tanks; 1735 APVs; 311 artillery systems; 96 MLRS; 54 Anti-aircraft warfare systems; 135 aircraft; 131 helicopters; 1201 military auto vehicles; 7 military boats; 75 fuel tanks; 83 tactical UAVs; 22 special equipment; 4 mobile SRBM systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian troops are ready to open a humanitarian corridor from Mariupol with transit through Berdyansk. – Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 148 children have been killed and more than 232 -injured. – General Prosecutor’s Office


Rocket attack in the Izium district of the Kharkiv region: two dead people have been found under the rubble. A child was among the casualties. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine


Vladimir Putin is getting misinformation from his advisors. It concerns the results of military operations in Ukraine and the true state of the Russian economy under sanctions. – Keith Bedingfield, White House Communications Director


A new meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Ukraine and Russia may take place in a week or two in Turkey. – Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey


Russian troops have used phosphorus bombs in Mariinka, Krasnogorovka, and Novomikhailovka. 11 civilians have been injured, including 4 children. – Pavlo Kirilenko, Head of Donetsk regional military administration


Russian aggressors have shelled and destroyed a residential building in Severodonetsk. Rescuers have saved two people, one man has been found dead under the rubble. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine


Rocket attack on Dergachi in the Kharkiv region: 3 people have been injured, 1 victim is dead. Russian occupiers have destroyed Dergachi regional building administration. – Oleg Synegubov, Head of Kharkiv regional civil-military administration


The economy of Ukraine will be reduced by a fifth due to military activities on its territory. – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


In the Luhansk region, residents of Rubizhne, Popasna and Lysychansk, including 20 children, have been evacuated without a “silence regime”. – Serhii Haidai, Head of Luhansk regional military administration


Rocket attack on Lysychansk: a two-year-old child has been killed. Shelling remains ongoing in the Luhansk region. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine


Russian troops have launched missile strikes on the military unit in Dnipropetrovsk. A local administrative building has been destroyed, two people have been killed and five – injured. – Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of Dnipropetrovsk military administration


Rocket attack on Mykolaiv regional building administration: 19 dead victims for today. The rescue operation is ongoing. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine


Great Britain has expanded its sanctions list against high-profile Russian individuals. In particular, Alexander Zharov, General Director of Gazprom-Media, and Mikhail Mizintsev, Colonel-General of the Russian Army, have been sanctioned. – Official UK government website


Ukrainians who were illegally deported to the territory of Russia and Belarus can seek help from the nearest Ukrainian diplomatic mission – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.


Over the last day in Ukraine, a thousand new sole proprietorships were registered. 120 thousand entrepreneurs switch to a simplified tax system. The economy is recovering from the shock Denys Shmygal, Prime Minister of Ukraine.


Russian troops have blockaded almost 20,000 residents of Izyum in the Kharkiv region and do not provide humanitarian corridors. In the coming days, the humanitarian disaster will turn into genocide – City council representative Maxym Strelnik.


Russia uses recruited foreign politicians to form opinions about its supposed “might”. Among them are Brazilian ex-president Lula da Silva and political scientist Rafael Ordukhanian – Center for Countering Disinformation at the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine


Ukrainian defence forces have already destroyed more than 4,000 units of various Russian equipment. This is more than most armies of Europe and the world have in arms – Denys Shmygal, Prime Minister of Ukraine.


Russia has repeatedly lied, so its statements about allegedly withdrawing troops from Kyiv cannot be trusted. According to intelligence, Russia is only regrouping and reinforcing its troops for a new offensive – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg


“There is hell in Mariupol, there is a disaster that the whole world knows about, but no one has enough determination to help stop the disaster in this city and other cities of Ukraine,” – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi.


“An embargo on Russian oil and gas should be a priority for all countries. There is simply no other way out” – Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andrii Yermak.


Russian troops shot up a convoy of volunteers trying to drive into Chernihiv to evacuate people from there. At least one civilian is known to have died – Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova.


One of the streets of Polish Gdansk will be renamed in honor of the hero city of Mariupol. Gdansk Mayor Aleksandra Dulkiewicz promised to help rebuild the city – Mariupol City Council.


Russian soldiers kidnapped at least 24 Ukrainian officials: city and town heads, their deputies, and other representatives of state institutions – Office of the President of Ukraine


U.S. imposes secondary sanctions against companies that are not registered in Russia, but may help the aggressor country evade sanctions – U.S. Treasury Department


The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) cannot contact some of its staff who are in Mariupol – the organization’s High Commissioner Filippo Grandi


Russian troops continue to blockade Chernihiv, artillery is fired at residential areas of the city – AFU General Staff.


Russian occupants do not release people from the seized villages of the Dergachiv community in Kharkiv region and do not give permission to evacuate them – Head of the Dergachiv community Vyacheslav Zadorenko.


About 75 thousand citizens managed to evacuate from Mariupol by humanitarian corridors, 100 thousand more need to be transported to safe places – Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk.


Russia continues transferring missile units to Belarus in order to increase the intensity of ballistic missile attacks on populated areas and infrastructure in Ukraine – the General Staff of the AFU.


FIFA did not allow showing footage of the war in Ukraine on the screen during an address by President of the Ukrainian Football Association Andrei Pavelko – Director of the Football channel Oleksandr Denysov.


“I am grateful for Turkey’s willingness to become a guarantor of our state’s security” – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi.


Humanitarian corridors managed to evacuate about 1,500 people on Thursday, March 31, but the Russian invaders took the entire 14-ton cargo of humanitarian aid for Melitopol –  Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk.


Britain and its allies have agreed to provide more lethal weapons to Ukraine to defend itself against Russian invasion – British Defence Minister Ben Voles.

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