Operational information from the regions of the Active Community network 01.04.2022
Ukraine in Brief:
37th day of the Ukrainian people’s heroic struggle against the russian military invasion.
The withdrawal of individual russian units from the territories of the Kyiv and Chernihiv oblasts and the re-grouping of enemy troops – probably, to create strike groups in the Eastern direction – goes on.
According to available information, the Gomel Republican Scientific and Research Centre of Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology in Belarus is hosting ‘wounded’ russian servicemen who received substantial exposure doses during their stay in the Chornobyl exclusion zone.
The russian invaders use the National Guard of Ukraine base in Enerhodar (temporarily occupied territory in the Zaporizhzhya Oblast) to hold detained residents suspected of organizing pro-Ukraine activities and plotting subversive acts against aggressors. Russian federal security service staff interrogates the detainees using psychological and physical coercion.
As far as information goes, the russian invaders in Tokmak are planning a so-called referendum on April 4th. The local occupation administration has already notified the residents about their intent.
Melitopol is under temporary control of the russian military and russian national guard service members. The enemy continues placing artillery systems in residential neighborhoods to shell in the direction of Zaporizhzhya.
The invaders do not give away the idea of instituting their standards of russian language-based teaching at local education institutions in April 2022. The educators who would agree to teach are promised monetary bonuses. Also, the aggressors continue with their attempts to distribute the so-called ‘humanitarian aid’ among residents. For this, they lay their hands on the Ukrainian humanitarian aid arriving from Zaporizhzhya.
Russian occupation troops have been unsuccessful in their tries to revive the thermal power plant (TPP) in the temporarily occupied town of Shchastya, Luhansk Oblast. The TPP had suffered material damage during the military activities, and all the skilled technicians left the town.
Russian invaders launch propaganda activities in Stanytsia Luhanska; specifically, the occupation administration employees engage with low-income households registered with welfare services to deliver the so-called ‘humanitarian aid’.
The russian occupation troops leaving Bucha laid mines in civil and infrastructure facilities and open areas of the township.
The last night in the capital was a lull. The city lives on: public transport is operational, and food stores, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations, car services, mini bazaars, and larger markets. A shopping mall has reopened in downtown Kyiv.
Blast technicians continue defusing UXOs daily. The professionals from the National Police, jointly with the State Emergency Service peers, have located and safely destroyed around 10 thousand various munitions just in Kyiv and the Oblast.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) keep freeing residential areas in the Kyiv Oblast. Governmental control has been restored over Demydiv and Dymer, devastated by humanitarian catastrophe because of the long-drawn invasion. Bucha and Borodyanka, both subjected to severe destruction by the invaders, have also been freed. At the same time, the russians partially withdraw their troops toward Belarus. They already left Gostomel, also significantly ruined during the war. The russians heading back home engage in pillaging, taking with them stolen items and even means of transport, from private cars to buses. In Makariv, they would even tear away and take the laminated floor covering with them.
There are no invaders at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Lots of the enemy service members left the Chornobyl NPP in grave condition. A fatal case of radiation disease has been reported.
Three villages of the Narodychi community on the border between the Zhytomyr and the Kyiv Oblast are currently occupied by the russian military. According to the village council secretary, there is no humanitarian crisis in territories under the control of Ukraine. The above three villages are the only ones occupied and where no aid or medicines can be delivered. The Malyn and Narodychi communities of the Oblast have suffered the most from shellings and air strikes during the full-scale russian invasion.
A vacant house in a village of the Korosten District caught fire because of the shelling yesterday. The fire was promptly dealt with.
Thanks to the AFU, russian occupation troops are gradually withdrawing from Chernihiv Oblast. But the enemy continues to block Chernihiv. On the morning of April 1st, a russian shell hit one of the Chernihiv Regional Center for Modern Oncology branches. None of the patients were injured.
In the Nizhyn District in Novy Bykiv, russian occupation troops used children as human shields when moving columns of their equipment. Locals say russian soldiers took local Ukrainian children hostage and put them in trucks. In one of the districts of Nizhyn, after the shelling by the russians on March 31st, three civilians were injured. Three high-rise buildings and 13 private houses, and a cemetery were damaged.
Yesterday, 10 settlements in the south of the Oblast were liberated from russian occupation troops. Ukrainian military and rescuers of Chernihiv Oblast are demining Chernihiv and the Oblast.
Mayor Snovska was released from captivity.
Air alarms have been sounding since the evening. It is dangerous to travel on communities’ roads in the Konotop District. The situation is the same in the northern part of the Romensky District. Enemy troops continue to move actively in different directions. A man was killed, and three others were hospitalized due to a car crash into a mine. The russians shot a civilian man.
Enemy checkpoints have been set up around Buryn. People are not allowed in or out of the settlement. Enemy military equipment continues to move in the settlements of Novoslobidska, Putivl, Popivska and Dubovyazivska communities. The enemy is stealing cars; they have already been declared wanted by car numbers.
Gas and electricity supplies in Trostyanets continue to be restored. The gas supply is almost fixed.
Hospital areas continue to receive Starling satellite systems. The Oblast gets humanitarian aid for the needs of medical institutions. A humanitarian consignment of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has arrived in the city.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) hold positions and push the enemy away from the Kharkiv Oblast. Mayor Igor Terekhov said that all municipal services will be written off from February 24th until the war’s end. Kharkiv National University, named after Karazin, will be moved to a safe area.
There is an evacuation point for citizens from Kharkiv to Poltava in the Pisochyn Palace of Culture and Arts. Travel is free. Here you can get temporary shelter, spend the night, and warm-up.
The photo shows another “catch” of pyrotechnics by the Interregional Center for Humanitarian Demining and Rapid Response. And this is only in Kharkiv region in one incomplete day.
No hostilities have been reported in the city. But the situation is alarming. The military and Territorial Defense Forces are preparing to meet the enemy.
The mayor met with employees of the transport company operating in today’s difficult conditions. Volunteers continue to help the city – weaving nets, helping to evacuate residents, distributing humanitarian aid, and more.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk District
There were no large-scale offensive operations by the enemy, but shelling continued along the entire contact line. Among the civilians were 7 dead, including one child, and 22 wounded, including 4 children.
The strongest shelling and destruction: Avdiyivka, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka. An infantry assault on Maryinka in the morning. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) repel enemy attacks. Representatives of the Territorial Defense Forces, together with the police, are on duty.
The Pokrovsk Mayor met with representatives of two French organizations, Premiere Urgence International, Solidarity, and members of the Edelweiss NGO. They assist with internally displaced persons (IDPs) and humanitarian assistance, primarily medicines. Humanitarian cargo from organizations is already on the way.
Fresh bread was delivered to the people by the Kurakhovo Pokrovsky District Police Department officers. The bakery owner in Krasnohorivka handed over more than 200 loaves to the Marinas. In addition, police helped evacuate two families. The oldest survivor is 92 years old; the youngest is four.
The situation in the city is tense. Everything is unchanged.
The Azov Regiment and Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to defend the city.
Since the beginning of the war, the Mariupol City Council held an extraordinary session for the first time. The deputies set up a commission to search for and return citizens deported to russia and the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Another newly created commission will record the destruction and determine the damage.
Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko believes that about $ 10 billion is needed to rebuild the city
Evacuation of the population continues in Lysychansk. However, the russian army again broke the “silence regime” and fired on an evacuation bus carrying people from Lysychansk. Fortunately, no one was injured. On the route of the evacuation bus to Lysychansk, the Russians mined the way from a drone; the tragedy was avoided. Novodruzhesk and Privilege were shelled.
The enemy fired on the old districts of Severodonetsk and hit the repair base of public utilities. Residential buildings came under fire. Rescuers are working, and information about the victims is being clarified.
In Lysychansk, Ukrainian public utilities restored the high-pressure gas pipeline, so one of the city’s most prominent districts is back on gas. Also, in Lysychansk, the power supply was restored in Rubizhne and Severodonetsk. They are working on the water supply.
The enemy has just struck with three missiles at a settlement in the Odessa region from the Iskander missile complex from the Crimea. There are victims, ”said Maksym Marchenko, head of the Odessa Regional State Administration
The situation remains tense and acute. There is a humanitarian catastrophe in the settlements under russian occupation. There is a lack of food, medicine, and hygiene products. There is often no electricity, water, or gas supply. The russian occupiers are terrorizing the civilian population. The situation is especially acute in Kamyansky, Polohy, and Tokmak.
The russian military is obstructing the movement of evacuation and humanitarian columns. Today at the checkpoint in Vasylivka, they stopped an evacuation convoy from Melitopol, consisting of 6 buses, 3 trucks, and more than 300 private cars. The occupiers explain this by saying that the road to the oblast center is mined. But this is not true. It was decided that the column should stand still.
The invaders organize the so-called “people’s militia” in many occupied settlements. The Oblast police are investigating criminal proceedings against the heads of the so-called “people’s militia” of Melitopol and Energodar.
The city is relatively quiet. An extended curfew is announced in Zaporizhya. It will begin on Saturday, April 2nd at 20:00 and end on Monday, April 4th at 5:00.
Zaporizhya continues to receive, distribute and transfer humanitarian aid and to meet IDPs from the occupied territories. For 17 days, Zaporizhya provided shelter to 57074 people; 15335 of them were children.
Today the city received medical equipment from foreign partners and philanthropists. Six new ventilators were handed over to medical institutions, two were given to a military hospital, and two more to city hospitals.
The russian military is not only stopping the evacuation columns but is generally obstructing Melitopol residents from entering Ukrainian-controlled territory. Instead, they are offered to leave for the occupied Crimea.
In Melitopol, three school principals were abducted: Angelina Kovalenko, Olena Galatsan, and Lyudmila Chugai. The day before, they refused to cooperate with the occupiers.
The Russian occupiers have been jamming mobile communications, Ukrainian television, and radio for a week now. They are currently supplying fiber-optic cable from Crimea to the city to block the Internet completely.
The National Police is deciding on the issue of choosing a measure of restraint for the self-proclaimed “mayor” of Berdyansk, Oleksandr Saulenko. He is charged with a criminal offense under the article “Collaborative activities”.
Kherson Oblast is occupied. According to eyewitnesses, russian military equipment is being brought to Kherson.
In Skadovsk, an information blockade has started today, all television has been cut off, and only russian channels are broadcast. Telephone communication and the Internet work intermittently. Occupiers are at all checkpoints. The situation is under control. Territorial Defense Forces patrol the city. The local authorities are silent in the town, and the mayor isn’t in touch. People stay calm and volunteer. The situation continues to be tense. Medicines are delivered only through some people from other cities; there is nothing left in Skadovsk. Many stores are closed. There are fewer and fewer products. Thanks to farmers and volunteers, there is sometimes a market and fresh food.
The situation in the city is under control. There were air alarms. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) protect the Oblast’s borders and military facilities. Territorial Defense Forces is on duty at checkpoints and patrols the city with the police. More than 2000 internally displaced students study online in Kirovohrad Oblast.
A charity exhibition-sale of 52 paintings by pupils of the Yaskrava art studio was opened in Oleksandrivka, the funds from which will support Okhmatdyt, which treats wounded children. In Kropyvnytskyi Administrative Service Center, the Transparent Office has started accepting applications from homeowners who have accommodated IDPs free of charge.
Service centers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in some communities of the Kirovohrad Oblast resumed operation. 7 cars were confiscated from drunk drivers, including one truck. The vehicles will be handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On the Poltava and Sumy oblasts border, the Territorial Defense Forces pulled an enemy tank T-90A out of the river.
Another enemy reconnaissance drone was destroyed in the oblast. Specifically, it was the Orlan-10 UAV used for reconnaissance and artillery fire adjustment. This drone, which is in service with russia, costs more than $ 80,000. This “bird” will serve as another piece of evidence in a criminal case of violation of the laws and customs of war.
In the Poltava Oblast, civilians are prohibited from being on water bodies and in forests due to the activities of sabotage and reconnaissance groups.
On April 1st, the Food Regiment charity event begins in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and the Territorial Defense Forces of the Poltava Oblast. Local coffee shops, restaurants, and cafes add themed dishes to their menu or suspend coffee for the defenders. It demonstrates the unity and importance of the systematic support of our fighters. All proceeds from the sale of suspended drinks will be spent on the fighters’ needs. All such food and beverage outlets that join in the action become Food Regiment battalions and will have a corresponding name sticker on the door or window.
Farmers of the Oblast are preparing to start the sowing campaign. In total, they plan to sow 1.4 million hectares of arable land.
In Poltava, on Raisa Kyrychenko Street, a collapse of a sewer well 7 meters deep occurred. They are currently working on fixing the problem, but the work will continue for about a month.
A sorting center for humanitarian aid is being set up in the city. Here they will collect and sort humanitarian assistance to the Sumy and Kharkiv oblasts residents.
In Lviv, counterintelligence officers and investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine of the Lviv Oblast exposed an agent of the special enemy services who carried out intelligence and subversive activities against Ukraine.
A lot of fake news about the threats of shelling appears on the Internet to increase panic among the population. The Oblast authorities remind that official sources report all cases of potential danger and ask the people to take care of their safety and not respond to provocations.
The Head of the Lviv Oblast Military Administration (OMA) met with a delegation of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to address the needs of internally displaced children currently living in the Oblast.
One of the leaders in coffee production in Ukraine has moved to the Lviv Oblast. In a few days, the company will start operating at almost the same production level as before the full-scale invasion.
The situation is relatively quiet; there were no air raid alerts. The AFU patrol the border with Belarus. Representatives of the Territorial Defense Forces patrol the city and watch at checkpoints.
An agent of the russian federal security service (FSB) was convicted in the Rivne Oblast. His task was to pass secret information to the enemy, collected military information, and try to carry out sabotage.
The Head of the Rivne Oblast Military Administration, Vitaliy Koval, issued an order to set up a working group to coordinate the executive bodies and local self-government activities. The working group comprised representatives of the Oblast Military Administration, the Security Service of Ukraine, the national police, the prosecutor’s office, and the State Emergency Service. Its task is to identify potential and real threats to national interests and public security.
Citizens are united and provide support to the volunteer centers.
As of today, cultural institutions in Ukraine are gradually resuming their work, taking into account the requirements of martial law.
As part of the cultural and educational project “All Together”, IDPs were taught to paint Easter eggs .
Zdovbytsia Territorial Community
No air raid alerts sounded in the territorial community during the last day. The Territorial Defense Forces patrol the outposts and inspect all vehicles passing through the community’s territory. The utility companies in the community work in the usual way; assistance services for IDPs are provided in the Zdovbytsia village council. Volunteers have established a systematic dispatch of aid to cities and villages that returned to Ukraine due to the withdrawal of the occupation forces. IDPs are trying to adapt to the living conditions in the Zdovbytsia Territorial Community. Thus, English teachers from Kyiv provide private English lessons, and those wishing to receive the services of a masseur can also contact an IDP specialist.
Chernivtsi Oblast (Bukovyna)
The situation in the city and Oblast is quiet and under control. The Head of the Chernivtsi Oblast Military Administration, Serhiy Osachuk, said in an interview with the German TV channel WELT: “We now need to discuss various models of protection. People are dying because NATO adheres to the agreements of the last century, which putin violated on February 24th. I am concerned about why NATO continues to abide by these agreements and is watches people die at putin’s hands”.
The Nedoboivtsi Territorial Community has opened a “Social Room” for IDPs.
The Bukovynian police help internally displaced children overcome the effects of stress.
About 400 IDPs have already applied to the Chernivtsi Oblast Employment Center, and more than 50 have found job.
The situation is under control. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing to confront the enemy. On the official website of the Uzhgorod City Council, in the “For Entrepreneurs” section, the column “Business Evacuation” has been created //cutt.ly/EDH59lh – in response to numerous requests from companies and entrepreneurs who cannot work correctly in their territories due to hostilities or their consequences and want to move to Zakarpattia Oblast.
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