Ukraine Operational information from the regions 30.03.2022

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Operational information from the regions of the Active Community network 30.03.2022

Ukraine in brief:

The 35th day of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion.

The enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. It suffered significant losses and probably temporarily gave up the task of blocking Kyiv. It regroups and focuses on offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone.

The enemy personnel is demoralized and have low motivation to take part in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. Thus, according to available information, the attempts of the russian military command to mobilize “volunteers” do not have the support of the population. In particular, only 17 so-called “volunteers” were recruited in the Kaliningrad region.

In the Volyn direction, the movement of enemy tactical units and changes in their composition was not recorded. Operational and combat training measures are underway in the Armed Forces of Belarus.

The movement of enemy troops along the state border of Ukraine with Belarus is noted in the Kyiv Oblast. At the same time, the occupation forces continue to accumulate in the area of ​​the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the Shelter facility, and the Exclusion Zone in general. Thus, the movement of mixed columns of enemy vehicles from the settlement of Ivankiv in the direction of the Chornobyl NPP was recorded.

In the Brovary direction, there was a partial withdrawal of units from the area occupied by the occupiers towards the border with russia.

In the Chernihiv Oblast, the enemy focused its efforts on sabotage and reconnaissance activities, engineering equipment of positions, and artillery strikes on units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and infrastructure facilities near the city Chernihiv.

The invaders continue to block Kharkiv and inflict artillery strikes on the city’s residential areas.

In the Izyum direction, the enemy increased its efforts by relocating individual units, continuing to launch missile and bomb strikes, and launching artillery shelling.

In Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, the enemy intensified fire and assault operations. Continues to strike air and missile strikes on settlements. The primary efforts are focused on taking control of the cities of Popasna, Rubizhne, and Mariupol.

In Mykolayiv Oblast, the enemy is trying to take measures to restore the combat effectiveness of its troops, replenish ammunition and fuel, and lubricants. It is trying to restrain the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine units with artillery fire and airstrikes.

Yesterday, in the russian city of Belgorod, due to neglect of safety rules and violation of the requirements for the transportation of ammunition, its self-induced detonation took place. This situation is an example of russian service members’ typical mass use of obsolete, dangerous munitions, including during the Second World War. Only yesterday, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine warned of the threat of self-detonation of ammunition, a considerable number of which russia has set up in the area of ​​the Chornobyl NPP. Russia must withdraw its troops from the Chornobyl zone immediately.

Northern oblasts

Kyiv

Russia does not give up trying to capture the capital. Sirens were repeated all night and morning. Several missiles were shot down over Kyiv today. After the shelling of Kyiv by the russian occupiers, hundreds of mines and unexploded ordnance remain in the city. According to government officials, it is now dangerous for Ukrainians to return to their homes. This can be done only with the consent of the authorities, the State Emergency Service, and the National Police.

Kyiv Oblast

Over the past 24hrs, more than 30 shellings by russian troops of housing estates and the social infrastructure of Kyiv Oblast have been recorded.

About 300 civilians and 50 servicemen were killed in Irpen. According to Mayor Oleksandr Markushin, the exact number of victims has not yet been determined, as people buried their loved ones right in the yards. The Russian occupiers brutally shot those they did not like, and crushed the dead locals with tanks.
Those who came out of the basements were undressed. The mayor also says that there are facts of abuse of women.
In addition, the Russian military divided men and women to then exchange them for prisoners.

The Makariv community in the Bucha District is under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) but is constantly being shelled by russian troops. The enemy is moved by the Borodyanka and Gostomel communities. In Nemishayevskaya and Buchanska territorial communities, the occupiers entrenched themselves. There is no connection, and the infrastructure is destroyed.

Irpin was recently liberated from the Russians under constant shelling. Half of the city is destroyed, some blockages have not yet been dismantled. The number of dead is also unknown, as some were buried in yards and parks.

Slavutych is entirely isolated. The enemy is at the entrance to the city. Locals ensured the safe operation of the Chornobyl NPP. As a result, Chornobyl NPP personnel and their families are exhausted physically and psychologically. The Minister of Energy of Ukraine stated that the seizure of the Chornobyl NPP is an act of nuclear terrorism. The militarization of the Chornobyl NPP and its transformation into weapons and ammunition depots pose an unprecedented danger.

Zhytomyr Oblast

On March 29-30th, russian occupation troops shelled settlements in three communities in Zhytomyr Oblast: Semenivska, Chudnivska, and Malynska.

Chernihiv Oblast

Last night, the russian invaders struck at the very center of Chernihiv. Houses, objects of the budget sphere, trade, civil infrastructure were affected.

The day before, the russian defense ministry said that it would reduce activity in the Chernihiv Oblast. However, they hit Nizhyn from aircraft and spent the whole night in Chernihiv.

Sumy Oblast

About 300 000 people left the Sumy Oblast because of the war. Two sets of Starlink equipment have been installed in Trostyanets, which was recently liberated from occupation.

The russian occupiers began to mine the territory of Ukraine with POM-3 “Medallion” mines. Using mines with seismic sensors was recorded in Sumy and Kharkiv oblasts. The electronics unit receives signals about the vibration of the ground under the mine and explodes.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Over the past 24 hours, the russian occupation forces have constantly fired artillery, mortar, and MLRS shellings, 39 times in all: the districts of Saltivka, Oleksiyivka, Kholodnaya Gora, HTZ, Chuguev, and Dergachi.

Balakliya is in the temporary occupation of the russians. Two men died in a car crash in the Chuhuiv District. Five other people, including a 6-month-old child, were injured.

Donetsk Oblast

Kramatorsk

The situation in the city remains alarming. No enemy action has been recorded in the town. Together with the Territorial Defense Forces, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are preparing to meet the enemy. Utilities operate on a full-time basis. Evacuation of the population continues, additional bus runs are organized.

The mayor debunked the fakes aimed at spreading panic among the population. The city is experiencing more internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the north of the region and the affected cities of Luhansk Oblast. Everyone is being helped. Volunteers help the population with the evacuation, distribute humanitarian aid, weave nets, help the AFU and the Territorial Defence Forces.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk District

Early in the morning, the russians launched airstrikes against Maryinka and Novomykhaylivka. Later on, artillery started shelling areas around these. Avdiyivka, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, and their boroughs have been shelled since the night. The Ocheretynska community is also under russian fire. Because of the enemy fire, there is considerable devastation and multiple fires in the mentioned residential areas.

The orcs wounded another yet peaceful civilian in Novoselivka today. The AFU stand firmly against the aggressors. The Territorial Defense Forces continue being on duty.

A blast tore through the night in Pokrovsk, wounding a lady who had to be hospitalized. Experts are assessing the damage. There are 247 shelters in the city, which are in the process of being reinforced and prepared. Every shelter has been provided with sitting places and water stock. Food reserves are being prepared. The city received two long-haul lorries full of humanitarian aid: clothes, foods, medicines, and personal hygiene items.

Myrnohrad residents are hold memorial services to honor their compatriot, Hero of Ukraine AFU Lt. Col. Kostyantyn Ishchenko.

Bakhmut

The situation is tense in the city; nevertheless, the residents try to lead their everyday lives by going to work and taking their kids for a walk.

Mariupol

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has reported a horrendous rape case in Mariupol. The invaders raped a local woman in the presence of her six-year-old son. The wounds to the victim proved fatal.

Marinka

The Russians used phosphorous shells again – today in Marinka. Dozens of fires were found in the city.

Georgiyivka, Novokalynove and Ocheretyne came under fire, as a result of which several houses were damaged. There are no victims among civilians. Due to the shelling, Avdiivka was de-energized again.

Luhansk Oblast

Russia is amassing its forces to capture Rubizhne and Popasna. The cities are regularly bombed. There are street fights in Rubizhne.

The enemy used heavy weapons in the morning to shell Lysychanks and Severodonetsk. In Lysychansk, the occupiers fired an evacuation bus and residential buildings, while in Severodonetsk, a kindergarten was struck.

In the morning, Lysychansk was startled by intense shelling. We have significant destruction of residential high-rise buildings. There are probably people under the rubble. 13 rescuers and 3 units of SES of Luhansk region are working at the scene.
So far, rescuers have rescued 5 people, evacuated 8 to safe places and, unfortunately, found one person dead under the rubble. The work continues. Information about the dead and injured is being clarified.

Southern oblasts

Zaporizhzhya Oblast

The tension in the Oblast is not decreasing. In the past 24 h, the defense forces in the direction of Zaporizhzhya destroyed a tank, five APCs, and a Grad MRL.

The Zaporizhzhya Oblast Military Administration has published the information about the civilians’ taken prisoner or abducted by the russians on the Oblast territory: 58 in total, of them 38 taken hostage, 20 now free. One MP, 11 local self-government officials, two journalists, and two police officers.

Green corridors did not work in the Oblast yesterday – the invaders refused to let a single vehicle or evacuation bus to the city. Another yet batch of Starlink equipment reached the Zaporizhzhya Oblast Military Administration yesterday.

Zaporizhzhya

The situation in the city is stable and controllable. There were several air raid alerts during the past 24 hours. Still, the situation in Zaporizhzhya is rather unchanged.

Orihiv

The invaders shelled a main gas line nearby the city. The gas supply system was hit with 14 shrapnel pieces. A repair brigade is working now to repair the damage. The shelling also damaged five residential buildings. The city is lucky not to have casualties or wounded.

Berdyansk

Deputy Chair of the Berdyanks District State Administration has been slapped with suspicion of high treason committed during the martial law. The dignitary is being accused of voluntary collaboration with russian invaders, specifically by providing for occupation administration operations, subversive activities against the AFU, and patriotically-minded residents. The suspect has been apprehended and placed in custody.

Melitopol

The occupation administration tries forcing their new ‘city mayor’, Volodymyr Rogov, who was included in the Myrotvorets Collaborator Database back in 2014. This pro-russian spin doctor promises Melitopol residents some ‘considerable financial relief’ like writing-off of utility and bank debts and reduced utility prices. The police have opened a preliminary investigation into the case.

Polohy

There is a humanitarian catastrophe in the city. There is a severe need for foodstuffs, medicines, and hygiene essentials. It is impossible to safely evacuate the locals from either the city or the District. The lack of fuel dramatically adds to the problem. Local farmers and agricultural workers help distribute water in the community. The roads leading to infrastructure networks are closed by mining and disallow repairing the networks.

Kherson Oblast

The russians have occupied the whole of the Oblast.

Odesa Oblast

The oblast territory is under enemy fire. The AFU are actively defending the area and strengthening their positions. The Territorial Defense Forces ready themselves for defense reinforcing their checkpoints and the shoreline. 

The local government has announced preparations for defense. The locals are active and readily volunteer.

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

There are no enemy troops in the Oblast. The situation is calm. The Oblast defenses have been reinforced in the Kherson direction. The AFU has been able to repel the invaders away from the Oblast limits and deoccupy some villages in the Kherson Oblast. Law and order are now maintained there by the National Police and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Five enemy informants have been detained in the Oblast. The Prosecutor’s Office investigates cases of war violation rules related to missile strikes.

A city council session took place in Dnipro. The Territorial Defense Forces in the city has already been earmarked with UAH815 million.

The Opposition platform for life political party representatives in the city council has dissolved, its members creating a local MP group For Ukraine! For Dnipro!

The infrastructure in the Oblast works in normal mode. Transport communication between Dnipro, communities in the Oblast, and other Oblasts of Ukraine are being restored.

The Ukrainian Pictorial Art Museum in Dnipro is auctioning the authentic canvas by Taras Tryndyk with all paperwork in place. The collected amount will be fully used to buy thermal imaging cameras for the AFU.

The Nikopol Ferro-Alloy Plant has mastered manufacturing bulletproof vests and anti-tank ‘hedgehogs’.

The Oblast is currently the host to 25 thousand IDPs, most of them living with their friends or relatives or renting accommodation at their own cost. The community supports around 4 thousand IDPs. Some 159 children orphans from the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast have been sent to Turkey with the financial support of benefactors.

Kirovohrad Oblast

Kropyvnytskyi

The situation is under control. The AFU defend the Oblast limits and military facilities there. The Territorial Defense Forces is manning checkpoints and patrols the city with the police force. The utility services operate in normal mode.

The agricultural producers in the Oblast are short of almost 170 tractor drivers. The employers are ready to offer salaries between UAH 6,500 and UAH 25,000. The salary gap is explained with requirements to the qualification level, occupational category, and previous work experience.

Paramedic training courses and the psychological counseling service are available for IDPs at the medical college in Kropyvnytskyi.

The Novomyrhorod and Subbotiv communities hold memorial services for their defenders who have fallen in the fight against the russian invaders.

Poltava Oblast

37 fires emerged in the Oblast in the past 24 hours, damaging 68 ha of dry shrubbery and reeds. The perpetrators have been slapped with 6 fines. The police issued 37 protocols in total, of them 21 concerning fires and 16 based on dawn raid results.

The local police checked 1175 vehicles and 1849 suspects in the past 24 hours. 18 suspects were taken to the police departments to review their collaboration with the enemy and involvement in subversive activities.

Since March 23rd, the State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service has received 12 notifications about unfounded price hikes in the Oblast. There have been violations identified based on 7 appeals received.

Wood planting continues where conditions are safe and allow for that. The state wood managing enterprises have already planted 145 ha wood in the framework of the Green Country Programme.

The IPDs Accommodation Coordination Centre in Poltava Oblast is working round the clock. Within the past 24 hours, some 274 calls to the hotline have been received. IDPs are being counseled in accommodation-related matters.

There are 1841 IDPs still placed in education facilities. For the duration of the war, communal education institutions of the Poltava Municipal Territorial Community offered a roof to 14538 individuals. Poltava residents have noticed a local stray dog, Chapa, starting for the shelter even before the air raid alert. The dog also leads people to safety. 

Vinnytsia Oblast

Zhmerynka

The situation in the city is under control. The Territorial Defense Forces patrol, although checkpoints have been significantly weakened. The community is calm, although it has lost one more soldier. Citizens are concerned about the lack of information about losses on the Ukrainian side.

Western oblasts

Lviv Oblast

There was an air alarm in the Oblast. The Head of the Oblast Military Administration (OMA) met with the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees also visited the Lviv Oblast. 

There are about 500 000 IDPs in the Oblast. There are 260 000 IDPs at official reception centers, but not all IDPs are registered.

More than 3000 students registered at a distance school established in the Lviv Oblast. Students of grades 5-11 who went abroad due to martial law or are in the oblasts of Ukraine that suffered from hostilities can study here. 1600 tons of humanitarian aid were sent from the Lviv Oblast to eastern Ukraine.

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

The Head of the Ivano-Frankivsk OMA, Svitlana Onyschuk, said that more than 114 000 IDPs were stationed in Prykarpattia. These are only officially registered IDPs. According to unofficial data, there are many more.

348 children from boarding schools are accommodated in the oblast. About 600 IDPs applied to the employment center.

The educational process in the Oblast has been resumed. All 604 institutions work on distance learning. 7000 internally displaced children study together with Prykarpattia residents. The Department of Education and Science of the Ivano-Frankivsk City Council has started to conduct free city tours for everyone.

78 companies have declared their intention to move to Prykarpattia and conduct their activities, 5 are already operating. The Oblast is preparing for the sowing campaign. The Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk urges residents to hang national symbols and make Ivano-Frankivsk blue and yellow to support defenders.

Rivne Oblast

Rivne

The general situation is relatively calm. There was one air alarm. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) patrol the border with Belarus. Representatives of the Territorial Defense Forces are on duty at checkpoints and patrol the city. The fire at the oil depot, which began after an enemy missile strike on Monday, has been extinguished today. Rescuers worked for almost two days. //www.facebook.com/koval8/posts/521971726206575 

 //www.facebook.com/suspilne.rivne/posts/3189091891410093 

Currently, 34 878 IDPs live in the Rivne Oblast. Together with the employment center, they were made a hotline for employment. //www.facebook.com/koval8/posts/521876646216083 

Over the past 24hrs, Rivne Oblast has received 1312 IDPs. In total, Rivne Oblast received 39 814 people. There is a 24-hour hotline in the Oblast. Citizens are united, helping volunteer headquarters.

IDPs are invited this Saturday to get acquainted with Rivne. The library collects books to set up mobile library offices where IDPs have been housed. //suspilne.media/223018-u-rivnomu-v-biblioteci-zbiraut-knigi-dla-pereselenciv/  

Rivne Oblast received the third batch of Starlink: //www.facebook.com/RivneODA/posts/29959635897872   

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

During March 29-30th, the aggressor country fired many missiles at the Khmelnytskyi Oblast. The explosions damaged several facilities in the town of Starokostiantyniv. Rescuers of the State Emergency Service managed to locate the fire. There were no casualties.

At night there were 3 strikes in industrial facilities of the Oblast. Fires are localized. Investigators are currently inspecting the scene, documenting the consequences and extent of the destruction. The collected materials will be sent to the Security Service of Ukraine in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast.

Khmelnytskyi

During the night, Khmelnytskyi came under rocket fire. For the first time in a month of full-scale war, the occupiers struck the city. Fortunately, no one was killed or injured. The West Operational Command reported that one of the cruise missiles flying towards Khmelnytskyi Oblast was shot down by our soldiers. For security reasons, no one says which city it was aimed at and how many rockets were fired at Khmelnytsky last night.

Mayor Oleksandr Simchyshyn emphasizes the need to observe information hygiene and asks not to publish what may be of interest to the enemy on social media.

Khmelnytskyi residents Tamara Yanina and Veronika Kovalchuk made a photo project called “Unconquered”. They dress Ukrainians in ancient clothes and create patriotic photos for them. Part of the money from the photoshoot is donated to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Tamara is the wife of a serviceman and a mother on maternity leave. She collects ancient Ukrainian clothes. She says that such a project allows her to earn money for our defenders. Veronica – the owner of the photo studio “N-studio”. She initiated the return to the project that the women worked on together 6 years ago.

Kamianets-Podilskyi

Two air alarms were sounded at night. The Armed Forces of Ukraine serve according to the staffing schedule. The Territorial Defense Forces guard strategic objects, is on duty at checkpoints. Yesterday, the Department of Social Protection issued 544 hygiene and 647 food kits. The humanitarian stock hub helped 2100 people with clothes, children’s things, and hygiene products. 1458 people were provided with lunches and 1760 with dinners. The cargo was formed and sent to Kharkiv Oblast.

Due to the sharp increase in IDPs and requests for food coupons, there are almost no products left in the city warehouse. Humanitarian aid is expected to arrive in the coming days. Social Security is currently processing 9000 applications for a certificate of an internally displaced person! Systems are overloaded across the country.

Chernivtsi Oblast (Bukovyna)

The security situation in the Oblast remains under control. But the trail of russian special services reached Bukovyna. The relevant services of Ukraine have already detained potential enemy agents. Local authorities urge to come to the Oblast Military Administration and join the ranks of defenders of Ukraine. 

So far, 69 000 IDPs have been sheltered in Bukovyna. More than 22 000 of them are children. The process of relocating Ukraine’s business is underway – almost 40 companies have already moved to the Oblast from areas of active hostilities. Musicians of Chernivtsi Oblast Philharmonic, named after D. Hnatyuk and their colleagues who lost their homes due to the war, will hold a special concert at the bomb shelter.

Zakarpattia Oblast

Uzhgorod

In Uzhgorod, for migrants, who were evacuated together with their dogs, a dog party was organized to unite people by interests.

The first potatoes were planted by IDPs together with residents in the Dubrynytsia-Malobereznyansk community in the Uzhhorod District. 

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