UKRAINE OPERATIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE REGIONS 29.03.2022

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Operational information from the regions of the Active Community network 29.03.2022

Ukraine in Brief:

Day 34th day of the Ukrainian people’s heroic fight against the russian military invasion.

The enemy was unable to reach the objectives of its offensive. Some of russia’s military units have been noted to withdraw from the territory of the Kyiv and Chernihiv Oblasts. Nevertheless, the threat of russian strikes on military and civil infrastructure facilities remains high.

In Volyn direction, armed force groups of Belarus work to cover their national border and carry out demonstrative actions.

In the Kyiv Oblast, the enemy limits itself to artillery shelling, regrouping of available detachment, and their partial withdrawal to the territory of Belarus. There have been no active enemy actions in the direction of Brovary.

The invaders continued sieging Chernihiv and attempted to gradually destroy military and civil facilities. 

In the Kharkiv Oblast, the russian aggressors keep using air and artillery power against Kharkiv and Barvinkove and attempt to seize Izyum. Fightings in the areas of Kamyanka, Sukha Kamyanka, and Tykhotske continue.

The enemy increased its firepower in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts boosting its onslaught efforts in most directions. Air strikes hit the residential areas of Voyevodivka, Rubizhne, Lysychansk, Kreminna, Zolote-4, Popasna, Toretsk and Novhorodske. The main focus is to take complete control of Popasna and Mariupol. The enemy has no success with it.

The russian invaders try restoring port infrastructure in Berdyansk. In the Mykolayiv Oblast, the enemy restores its military efficiency under artillery cover and restocks munition and fuel reserves.

In Donbass, the Ukrainian military destroyed 7 tanks and 7 armored vehicles

 

Northern Oblasts

Kyiv

Last night was calm in Kyiv. There have been several air raid alerts throughout the day.

Kyiv Oblast

The situation in the Oblast is complex yet controllable. The russians have been focusing their shellings on fuel depots. There have been 40 shellings of residential areas in the Oblast within the past 24 h. Nearly 550 buildings were destroyed.

The Makariv community and the city of Irpin have been under constant shelling. The fighting rages on in the Gostomel community. The russians dealt missile strikes on the Borodyanka and Vyshneve communities.

Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) staff reports about invaders kicking clouds of potentially dangerous dust in the radiation-stricken Red Forest. This is a sheer suicide for russians, they say. 

Mariano Grossi, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General, has arrived in Ukraine today.

Russians continue terrorizing the population on temporarily occupied territories. The invaders are robbing and abducting locals.

A fire broke out in a warehouse building in Brovary district as a result of an enemy shell

Zhytomyr Oblast

Russian missiles struck the north of the Oblast.

Chernihiv Oblast

Russia is withdrawing some of its troops from the Oblast but keeps the blockade of Chernihiv.

Since February 24th, about 350 Chernihiv residents have been killed in russian shellings. 

Round-the-clock shelling, lack of food, water, lack of communications and the impossibility of evacuation are the daily routine of people who remain in Chernihiv.

Sumy Oblast

According to the Oblast Chair, the russians are abducting the locals to neighboring oblasts and interrogating them.

It is the third day since Trostyanets was freed from occupation. Half of the historic part of the city is destroyed – parts of exploded russian ordinance litter the soil. A body of a resident who had been tortured to death has been discovered. A criminal investigation into the case of war law violation has been initiated.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Oleh Synyehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration, informed that russian occupation troops 46 times shelled Kharkiv and districts in the Oblast. As it has been before, the invaders continue striking residential quarters. About 280 shellings using Grad MRLs have been registered.

Two cruise missiles hit the town of Liubotyn. Sadly, that resulted in one casualty and multiple wounded. 

The town of Izyum remains the critical point in the Oblast. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) is currently trying to push the enemy back in the directions of Rohan, Chuhuiv, and Dergachiv.

Despite Balakliya being temporarily occupied, volunteers have become possible to dispatch humanitarian aid there. In the previous week, about 50 tons of humanitarian cargo were delivered to the town.

Donetsk Oblast

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk District

The enemy tried to break through in the area of Avdiivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka; they attacked and suffered losses.

The shelling took place almost along the entire Ocheretyanka Civil Military Administration. Today, the orcs wounded one person in Mariinka and one in Novomykhailivka, the Mariinka community. The AFU hold positions. The Territorial Defense Forces, together with the police, stand guard.

Selydove community of Pokrovsk District received the hormonal drug called “Euthyrox”. Due to the hostilities on the territory of Ukraine, the logistics system was disrupted, and it caused a shortage of many medicines. Local authorities gave 5000 pills to the city hospital, which can be obtained free of charge from an endocrinologist if there are indications for their use. Delivery of food kits to the communities of Donetsk Oblast (Avdiivka, Myrnohrad) continues.

Bakhmut

The situation in the city is very tense, especially after the statement Russia made concerning the concentration of its military forces to liberate Donbas because the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic is 30 km away from the city.

Southern Oblasts

Zaporizhzhia

The situation in Oblast remains tense. Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian defenders destroyed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) “Orlan 10”, three vehicles, and a multiple rocket launch system “Grad”.

The temporarily occupied territories continue to be terrorized by russian invaders. The occupiers’ artillery shelling and airstrikes affected private houses and towering buildings in Orikhiv and Huliaipole. The village of Novoivanivka near Kushuhum was also affected. Humanitarian aid is not allowed or selectively allowed into towns. As of March 29th, 123 settlements of Zaporizhzhia Oblast remain without electricity. The russian military is jamming Ukrainian television and radio, mobile communications, and the Internet.

The occupiers continue to kidnap local authorities and public figures. In Rozivka, the russian occupation troops “arrested” journalist Iryna Dubchenko. She was taken to Donetsk, which is not currently under Ukraine’s control. Iryna Shcherbak, Head of the Education Department, was abducted in Melitopol.

Zaporizhzhia

The air-raid warning continues to sound in the city. Zaporizhzhia continues to organize evacuation columns, receive and send humanitarian aid. As of March 30th, distance studying will be resumed in Zaporizhzhia and Zaporizhzhia districts.

Berdyansk

Berdyansk provider has renounced its license to refrain from cooperating with the russian military occupying the city. The armed occupiers entered the office of one of the licensees and, threatening with weapons, demanded workers change their sides to russia. However, all company employees refused to cooperate and quit their job.

Enerhodar

An evacuation convoy of cars left Enerhodar to Zaporizhzhia. A convoy of humanitarian aid trucks also departed in the opposite direction. On the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, the russian occupation forces are trying to repair a satellite dish to broadcast Russian TV- and radio channels because the strong wind blew it away yesterday.

Kherson Oblast

Russian troops occupied the entire Kherson Oblast. 

Skadovsk

In Skadovsk, russians circle the city every morning and watch the community. In some villages, russians visited every house, conducted interrogations, and confiscated SIM cards. Territorial Defense Forces patrol the city.

The mayor has not been in touch for four days. Citizens are asked not to panic, not to respond to provocations, and adhere to the curfew. Communal establishments are working.

The city lacks medicines and food. The situation does not change. ATMs and banks are closed. Bread-baking factories will be able to provide bread and bread products for a few more days. No one knows what comes after.

The volunteering movement is getting greater. People stay together, trying to do everything they can. Sometimes irritability can be noticed.

Mykolayiv Oblast

In Mykolayiv, the russian occupation troops fired at the nine-storeyed administrative building. They destroyed the central section of the building from the ninth to the first floor. 18 people were rescued from the ruins, and about ten people died.

Odesa Oblast

Russian occupation troops are shelling the Oblast territory. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) actively defend territories and fortify their positions. Territorial Defense Forces prepare for defense, fortify checkpoints and the sea coast. Local authorities are talking about defense preparation. People are active and take part in volunteering.

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

On March 28th, “Grad” and “Tornado-S” MLRS were used to shell the populated areas of the Zelenodolsk city community with prohibited cluster munitions, which caused a wildfire. Four missiles were found. The Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Prosecutor’s Office is investigating this crime.

The russians tried to enter the oblast through the Kryvyi Rih District but were repulsed by Ukrainian defenders. About 100 000 people were transported from Kryvyi Rih, 25% of the residents left the city.

Today a missile was fired at the viaduct near the city of Pavlohrad. The transport infrastructure in the area of ​​the overpass was damaged. One person was injured. A rocket attack was also carried out near the city of Nikopol.

In the Novomoskovsk District, the rocket hit the territory of a farm. As a result, the agricultural machinery and the building were damaged. One person was injured.

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) blocked the activities of an enemy propagandist in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Police and SSU detain 3 to 5 enemy saboteurs daily.

Dnipro

Everything is quiet in the city. The Time Machine Museum in Dnipro donated the GAZ-2705-415 armored cash collection vehicle to the front. The Dnipro Museum of History offers free guided tours for IDPs. The City Puppet Theater has started organizing free performances for children from the “hot” oblasts. Every day, 2000 IDPs leave the city of Dnipro by train for the western oblasts of Ukraine.

Kirovohrad Oblast

Kropyvnytskyi

The situation in the city and Oblast is under control. Air raid alerts sounded several times during the day. The AFU guard the borders of the Oblast and military facilities. The Territorial Defense Forces keep watch at checkpoints and patrol the city with the police. The enterprises of the oblast, in particular, the plant of prefabricated buildings, are ready to assist in the construction of housing for IDPs.

According to the representatives of this plant, the relevant projects for the construction of barracks were developed, providing for the accommodation of 120, 240 people. According to the project, the buildings offer improved living conditions; they are designed as small-family dormitories.

The Center for Humanitarian Aid for IDPs operates here. About 400 people have already received support. Almost 62 000 IDPs have passed through the Kirovohrad Oblast since the beginning of the war, of which nearly 16 000 have remained in the Oblast.

First Lieutenant Serhiy Kondratyev of the Novoukrainka Community was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage, 3rd Class, by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Residents of Pishchanyi Brod and the village of Birky in the Oleksandrivka community say goodbye to their fellow villagers who died defending Ukraine.

Poltava Oblast

The night in Poltava and the Oblast passed to the accompaniment of two air raids alerts. A meeting of the executive committee was held, during which nine issues related to defense, formation of food reserves, budget, and housing and communal services were addressed.

Volunteers deliver humanitarian aid to the military from abroad (Poland). Poltava residents living in Poland also joined in gathering everything necessary for the needs of Ukrainians.

Animals from the Feldman Ecopark from Kharkiv continue to be evacuated to the Kovalivka Ecopark: volunteers brought primates and alpacas here. This Ecopark is again waiting for new tenants, so it needs help with food for them.

Western Oblasts

Lviv Oblast

Three air raid alerts sounded in the Lviv Oblast over the past day and night. At the end of the day, on March 28th, an invaders’ fighter fired two X-type missiles from the territory of Belarus in the direction of Lviv. The military radio engineering troops detected the targets in time and destroyed them with anti-aircraft missiles about 30 kilometers from the oblast center. The Air Command “West has reported this news.” Ukrainian air defense shot down three missiles in the Zolochiv District. The fire was localized. In addition, units of the anti-aircraft missile forces destroyed two operational-tactical UAVs.

The day before, a native of Simferopol, who was involved in sabotage and destructive activities in the Oblast, was detained in the Lviv Oblast.

Another group of 3835 people from other oblasts of Ukraine got accommodated in the Oblast.

Another field hospital has been set up in the Lviv Oblast, which was donated to Ukraine by the decision of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the treatment and rehabilitation of wounded soldiers and IDPs who left their homes due to the full-scale russian invasion //www.facebook.com/LvivskaODA/posts/324

More than 1 million euros worth of medical aid, which four organizations provided, will be given to the Lviv Oblast. Those organizations are the European Forum of Medical Associations (EFMA), the World Medical Association (WMA), the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), and the Israeli Medical Association (IMA). The aid includes tourniquets for the military, hemostatic bandages, and medicines for civilians, which are difficult to find, particularly medication for children suffering from endocrine diseases.

Enterprises from more dangerous regions are being moved to the Oblast. Thus, one of Ukraine’s largest mattress-making factories is moving to the Lviv Oblast. In the first weeks of the russian invasion of Ukraine, the company distributed mattresses to people hiding from bombings and shelling. Subsequently, they began to sew social mattresses for internally displaced Ukrainians. Up to 300 mattresses are shipped daily for volunteer organizations.

Drohobych

Taras Shevchenko’s monument can be covered with sandbags in the city. Thus, several Ukrainian cities are trying to save sculptures from the invaders’ attacks during the war.

Volunteers continue to work. The beneficiaries of the Drohobych Territorial Center prepare the reserves of dried fruits and nuts, knit warm socks, and buffs for the defenders of Ukraine.

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

Air raid alerts sounded three times in the Oblast. The community is trying to live as usual.

After calls from the authorities that the economy on the home front should work, more and more entrepreneurs and enterprises are looking for opportunities to at least partially resume their work. In particular, many stores have already opened and serve customers in the city. The opening of a weekly fair of products of local manufacturers, already familiar to Ivano-Frankivians, is also planned.

The mayor asked the citizens to plant their plots of land with vegetables as much as possible. He also suggested that the uncultivated land would be confiscated for the needs of the military.

The community has resumed the home care courses organized by the local authorities. Additionally, there are similar courses offered by public organizations. Training of all those interested in taking free Ukrainian language courses continues.

Starting today, March 29th, Ivano-Frankivsk citizens will be able to apply for assistance to pay the utility bills in the Centers for Providing Administrative Services if IDPs settle in their apartments free of charge.

Rivne oblast

Rivne

The situation was relatively calm; there were three air alarms. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) patrol the border with Belarus. Representatives of the Territorial Defense Forces are on duty and patrolling at checkpoints. Last night, March 28th, the enemy struck at one of the oil depots in Rivne Oblast during air raids. The oil depot was completely destroyed. There are no victimsinformation about the attack on the oil depot on Suspilne Rivne media: //suspilne.media/222791-ekocid-ta-porusenna-zvicaiv-vijni-na-rivnensini-rozsliduut-raketnij-udar-po-naftobazi/.

Citizens are united, help volunteers financially and immaterially. Spring sowing continues in the Oblast.

Zdovbych District

Three air alarms were sounded during the day. Utilities work as usual. The schedule of route connections to Rivne has been restored. The fields are being prepared for sowing.

As of today and during the martial law in the Rivne Oblast, visiting forests has been banned. The relevant order was signed by the head of the Rivne Oblast Military Administration, Vitaliy Koval. There is a social service hotline in the community that deals with temporarily displaced persons.

The Zdovbych community paid the last respects to the defender who died for Ukraine. Volunteers continue to work at the Zdovbych Lyceum, weaving camouflage nets.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

There were air alarms. Once again, the Russian aggressor struck at the airfield in Starokostiantyniv in the Khmelnytsky oblast. These are not the first airstrikes. This time the attack was severe and caused significant damage. There were no casualties.

Khmelnytskyi

In Khmelnytskyi, for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Territorial Defense Forces, 27 SUVs were purchased to help the military move even off-road. Three ambulances have also been purchased to transport wounded soldiers to the city’s hospitals. The transport was purchased at the expense of volunteers and patrons, including abroad. Fundraising continues.

Khmelnytskyi residents launched a volunteer project, “Stand With Ukraine,” which brought together about 80 participants, including artists, marketers, and IT professionals. Together they create and sell digital drawings. And the earned funds are spent on the needs of the army. You can support the project by subscribing to its social network:

//twitter.com/Stand_WithUA 

//www.instagram.com/standwithua.nft/  

All-Ukrainian online physical education lessons started in Khmelnytskyi. From the regional center, the ideologue of the junior sports movement Oleksandr Pedan started a series of distance learning activities. The initiator will be assisted by physical education teachers and famous people from different parts of Ukraine //fb.watch/c2P2iU8NMy/ 

Kamianets-Podilskyi

The air alarms sounded several times. The military is on duty – the Territorial Defense Forces patrol at checkpoints. More than 730 thousand hryvnias from the city budget have already been spent for the needs of the Territorial Defense Forces.

The only telegram chat of the operational service has been launched. Answers are provided around the clock regarding community life, resettlement of people evacuated to Kamianets-Podilskyi, assistance, references, etc. Complaints are also received.

An online course on the Ukrainian language, “Writing and speaking Ukrainian,” will be launched for IDPs tomorrow. There will also be hours of communication in Ukrainian “With Ukraine in the heart.” Free consultation classes are planned to improve the oral and written Ukrainian language. Yesterday, 659 IDPs were registered in the city.

Chernivtsi Oblast (Bukovyna)

The situation in Chernivtsi Oblast is stable and under control. The mayor of Chernivtsi, Roman Klichuk, once again reminded international partners that now is not just a war between Ukraine and russia. This is a war for democratic values that is taking the lives of Ukrainians every day. In such difficult times, the solid support of each country and unity in the struggle for freedom is essential for Ukraine.

1500 food kits were sent this morning from the Humanitarian Headquarters of Bukovyna to Luhansk Oblast. The Health Department of the Chernivtsi City Council has announced its readiness to employ internally displaced doctors.

Zakarpattia Oblast

Air alarms are heard in the Oblast. The educational project “Let’s learn Ukrainian together!” starts in Uzhhorod. It was launched by the Center for Professional Development of Teachers and the Department of Education of the Uzhhorod City Council for all those who want to learn the Ukrainian language or improve their skills.

In general, the situation is calm. All citizens help each other. St. Martin’s Hospital in Mukachevo received humanitarian aid with essentials from the German city of Baunich.

 

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