Ukraine Operational information from the regions 31.03.2022

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Operational information from the regions of the Active Community network 31.03.2022

Ukraine in brief:

Today is the 36th day of the heroic defense of the Ukrainian people against the russian military invasion.

The primary efforts of the enemy are focused on maintaining the occupied borders, preparing for the resumption of offensive operations in certain areas, and establishing total control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

The transfer of part of the enemy’s troops and equipment from Belarus territory to russia by rail was recorded.

700 units of enemy equipment were withdrawn from Kyiv overnight, but “surprises” are possible.

In the Volyn direction, no significant changes in the composition and position of enemy troops were noted. The enemy continues to conduct demonstrative activities in this direction.

In the Polissya direction, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on withdrawing troops from the territory of Ukraine, restoring their combat capability, and, probably, transferring them to other directions. To ensure the withdrawal of troops, the occupiers are conducting artillery fire on the positions of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and carrying out remote mining of the area by means prohibited by international conventions.

The occupiers continue to block and carry out artillery shelling of Chernihiv. They are fixed on the occupied frontiers and regroup. The enemy uses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to conduct surveillance and adjust artillery fire.

The enemy continues to carry out artillery shelling of Kharkiv.

In Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the enemy is concentrating its primary efforts on taking control of the settlements of Popasna, Rubizhne, as well as the capture of Mariupol. Enemy intensifies airstrikes using tactical aircrafts on troops and facilities in the territories of Lysychansk, Rubizhne, Popasna, and Kreminna.

Enemy strengthens troops in the Donetsk direction. The arrival of railway echelons with weapons and equipment at the Rovenky railway station was noticed.

The enemy deployed a logistics base in the Kherson Oblast near Nova Kakhovka. There is no active action.

In Mykolayiv Oblast, the enemy takes measures to restore combat capability. Occupants continue to carry out engineering support activities. The enemy is trying to block the actions of Ukrainian troops with artillery fire.

Northern oblasts

Kyiv

The night in Kyiv was quiet. Over the past week, more than 500 entrepreneurs have resumed their businesses. A commandant’s office has been set up in the capital to monitor curfews and provide light masking.

Kyiv Oblast

The occupants are partially withdrawing troops from the Oblast. Every day, 30 to 40 attacks by russian occupation troops on housing estates and the social infrastructure of the Kyiv Oblast are recorded.

Destructions were recorded in 35 out of 69 communities in the region (50.7%). In total, more than 550 objects were affected. This was reported in the Kyiv Regional Military Administration.

Critical destruction was inflicted in Bucha, Irpin, Gostomel, Borodyanka, Makariv, Velikodimersk, Piskiv communities.

In the territories of Kyiv region left by the enemy, there are frequent cases of mines on the roads and buildings of local residents. In all directions, the Russian enemy is successfully restrained by the Armed Forces, and in some areas, our troops are carrying out successful counterattacks.

In Irpin, operations to clear and demine the area continue. Russians shell the city with heavy artillery. The Makariv community, which the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated, is also under constant fire.

The occupiers will leave the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and its satellite city, Slavutych. Information about fortifications and trenches that the russians were building directly in the Rudyii Forest, the most polluted in the entire Exclusion Zone, was also confirmed. //t.me/energoatom_ua/4264

Chernihiv Oblast

The occupiers continue to shell Chernihiv Oblast. Near Chernihiv, they marched in a column with volunteers. Civilians were traveling in five buses that came under fire to evacuate people from the occupied territories of Chernihiv Oblast. One volunteer was killed, and four others were injured.

Another column of Russian occupiers was destroyed in Chernihiv region

 

The Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated the villages of Lukashivka and Sloboda in Chernihiv Oblast. Humanitarian aid is currently being distributed to locals, and explosives are being cleared.

In Chernihiv, locals collect rainwater for technical purposes. Also, in the city, the sewerage still does not work. Citizens are urged to dig public toilets or take waste to cesspools.

Sumy Oblast

The night in Sumy passed quietly. There were several air raids during the day. In the communities liberated from the occupiers, work continues to restore livelihoods, including demining of buildings and territory.

In Trostyanets, which was occupied by russian troops, the invaders mined many buildings, including a cemetery.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Over the past day, russian troops have struck 47 times with artillery, mortar, tank, and strikes in the areas of Pyatihatok, Oleksiyivka, and Kharkiv Tractor Factory.

The occupiers fired on Dergachi en masse. One person was killed, and three were injured. One of the City Council buildings was destroyed in the city; many houses were damaged. Armed Forces of Ukraine are working in this direction and are gradually expelling the enemy.

The fiercest point remains Izyum, where fighting and constant shelling continue.

This is what the Saltivka residential area in Kharkiv now looks like.

 

 

Donetsk Oblast

The russian occupation forces again dropped phosphorous shells on Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, and Novomykhailivka.

Kramatorsk

The situation is alarming. Together with the Territorial Defense Forces, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing to meet the enemy. The mayor held meetings with representatives of public utilities to ensure the city’s livelihood. The evacuation of the population continues; volunteers help evacuate, work with the distribution of humanitarian aid, weave nets, and help the city’s defenders.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk District

During the day, 13 settlements were shelled. The strikes damaged at least 29 civilian objects – residential buildings, a boiler room, and the power grid. The occupiers used phosphorous shells again – in Marinka. Dozens of fires were found in the city and were extinguished by State Emergency Service officers.

The shelling of Krasnohorivka with phosphorous shells was recorded, resulting in private houses being destroyed. Georgiyivka, Novokalynove, and Ocheretyne came under fire – no civilians were injured, but several houses were damaged.

As a result of the shelling, Avdiivka was cut off again. Two people were injured in Avdiivka and Marinka. The Ukrainian Armed Forces repel the enemy. Representatives of the Territorial Defense Forces defense and the police are on duty. Yesterday there was a report about the destruction of the plant due to the shelling of Pokrovsk in the area of ​​the residential area of ​​the village of Dinasov. One person was injured, and nearby buildings were damaged.

During preventive measures on the outskirts of Pokrovsk, the National Police of Ukraine found the body of an undocumented man with fatal gunshot wounds. He had a UAV control panel.

Eleven wounded civilians from the Mariinsky community, including 4 children, were taken to the Kurakhiv City Hospital. There are two wounded in the Ocheretyn community. The Myrnohrad community of the Pokrovsky District lost three more service members. The supply of drinking water and food to frontline settlements continues.

Bakhmut

The air raid alert is constantly sounding. The situation remains tense. Police officers conduct enhanced patrolling of the community streets, and the State Emergency Service also works in emergency mode.

The city infrastructure operates in regular mode. The utility companies are operational. Private retail facilities operate on a limited basis – the market functions. Food products are available in the shops. The Bakhmut-Khlib LLC works steadily to meet the needs of the local community.

At the Aid Reception Center, they continue to collect the necessary things and generate a list of those items daily.

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) continue to come to the city, though not as many as a week ago. Residents try to live an everyday life: they go to work and take their children to the park for a walk.

Mariupol

The Ukrainian military remains in control of the center of Mariupol.

Southern oblasts

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Ukrainian defenders in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast liberated the settlements of Zatyshshya, Malynivka, Vesele, Zelenyi Hai, and Chervone from the russian occupation.

Communication with the settlements controlled by the russian military is complicated or absent. The people in the majority of the occupied territories suffer from a humanitarian catastrophe.

Today 69 populated areas of the Oblast remain without power supply. Due to this, there are water supply problems, particularly in Polohy, Huliaipolie, Stepnohirsk, and other settlements of the Polohy and Vasylivka districts, where hostilities are taking place. Most accidents are caused by shelling. The russian military does not allow specialists to carry out repairs.

The russian invaders also prevent the evacuation of the population and the delivery of humanitarian aid. Last day, the evacuation convoy from Enerhodar, which left for Zaporizhzhia, was not allowed through the russian checkpoint in Vasylivka. The humanitarian convoy, which left Zaporizhzhia for Melitopol yesterday, passed the checkpoint in Vasylivka only today at about noon. All this time, the russian military did not let the buses with vital products and medicines pass.

Zaporizhzhia

The situation in the city remains stable. Air raid alerts sounded twice during the day. IDPs from russian-occupied settlements continue to arrive in Zaporizhzhia. Volunteer centers, humanitarian hubs, and information points continue to operate.

Melitopol

The medical staff of Melitopol hospitals, unable to withstand pressure and blackmail from the occupation authorities and russian troops, are leaving the city en masse. As of today, 40-50% of the medical personnel have left the city.

Komyshuvakha

As a result of russian artillery shelling in Komyshuvakha, 10 private households were damaged.

Kherson Oblast

In the Kherson Oblast, the Armed Forces of Ukraine regained control over three settlements.

Skadovsk

The situation is standard. The so-called “referendum” that the russians wanted to hold did not occur. Volunteers help as much as they can. In some cases, medicines can be transferred from nearby cities. The orcs are in the city and say that the local authorities have been replaced. The mayor is still out of contact.

Central oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

Yesterday, March 30th, the russians fired from multiple launch rocket system “Grad” at Shyroke Disctrict, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, and the territory of the Apostoliv city community. In Apostoliv, the electric transmission line was cut off, which resulted in the city’s pumping and filtering station being cut off, and the water supply stopped. The shelling was carried out from Kherson Oblast.

Also, yesterday, the russian missiles destroyed the oil depot in Dnipro. A gas station and 2 fuel trucks were also damaged. So was the building; there was a fuel leak.

In Novomoskovsk, a rocket hit one of the plants last night. Today in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, an enemy missile hit a military unit, killing 2 people and wounding 5 others. The Administrative building is badly damaged.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine defend the roads that lead to Oblast and gradually liberate the settlements of Kherson Oblast from the russian occupation forces.

Religious communities in Vilne, Chervone, and Savro left the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and went to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

“Varta Dnipra” (Dnipro Guard) unit neutralized a group of people who tried to get to one of the Dnipro enterprises during the curfew last night. The Security Service of Ukraine neutralized a gang that attacked Territorial Defense Forces units. Dnipro Armenian community has opened a humanitarian headquarters to help displaced people and the military.

Kirovohrad Oblast

Kropyvnytskyi

The situation in Oblast is calm, there are no air-raid alarms, and the situation is under control. The Armed Forces of Ukraine guard Oblast borders and military facilities. The Territorial Defense Forces stand guard at checkpoints and patrol the city with the police. The Oblast is working on launching a sowing campaign. 90% of previously sown winter crops are in good and satisfactory condition.

Providing Oblast with oil (petroleum) products is the number one issue. An operator to supply fuel to our farmers at an affordable price has been found. Small and medium-sized farmers have the opportunity to receive interest-free loans under a government guarantee of 80% of the sum.

Almost 19 000 IDPs live in Kirovohrad Oblast. During the day, Oblast hosted almost 1400 IDPs. Since the beginning of the war, more than 65 000 IDPs have moved through the territory of Oblast. 7,5 thousand people received certificates of IDP status.

In the central part of Kropyvnytskyi, volunteers are raising money to help the military. The organizers promise to provide video and photo reports on the cost of all funds raised.

Poltava Oblast

The situation is under control. The Armed Forces of Ukraine protect Oblast borders and military facilities. Territorial Defense Forces stand guard at checkpoints and patrol the city with police. Communal establishments function on a full-time basis.

Vinnytsia Oblast

Zhmerynka

There are hostilities on the community’s territory, but there is a serious threat of a missile strike. Therefore, the situation in the community is restless. Air-raid alarms work, citizens are informed about the location of bomb shelters, and they have food and water supplies. Patrolling of the city is intensified.

Since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine, 2034 IDPs, including 830 children, have arrived in the community. 144 children who came to the Zhmerynka community from other territories receive educational services by distance learning. 30 migrant citizens temporarily live in schools equipped to host citizens from different oblasts of Ukraine. Another 46 people only eat in these institutions. Citizens who lease housing are asked not to raise prices.

Medicines are delivered to the pharmacy network intermittently. Those who cannot buy drugs or are in urgent need of them are asked to contact the specialists of the Executive Committee of the Zhmerynka City Council.

Humanitarian aid is constantly received from donors, volunteers, and willing citizens. Volunteers help deliver it to the needy.

Western oblasts

Lviv Oblast

There were threats of airstrikes from the territory of Belarus and missile strikes from the Black Sea. Lviv Oblast was not hit.

National Artist of Ukraine and volunteer Ruslana Lyzhychko visited the soldiers of the 103rd separate brigade of the Territorial Defence of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to support the fighting spirit. 

The production of first-aid kits according to international standards has been launched in the Lviv Oblast. Also, more than 2000 vacancies have been opened in the Oblast.

More than 5000 people from other oblasts have been sheltered in the Lviv Oblast. According to official figures, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, 266 thousand people have been resettled. Considering the people who settled independently, there are now 500 000 IDPs in the Lviv Oblast. There are still about 20 000 places where people from the oblasts where the fighting continues are ready to settle.

The conversational club “We speak Ukrainian!” has started working for Russian-speaking Ukrainians. About 1000 IDPs have expressed a desire to learn Ukrainian.

From April 1st, cultural institutions in the Lviv Oblast will begin to resume their work, including receiving visitors. These are the Lviv National Opera, the Lviv National Theater named after Maria Zankovetska, the Lviv National Philharmonic named after Myroslav Skoryk, the Lviv Puppet Theater and the Yuri Drohobych Theater, the Tustan and Nahujevychi State Historical and Cultural Reserves, and Clementii Sheptytskyi Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (Shevchenkivskyi Hai).

Lviv medics sent more than 40 ambulances to the combat zone during the month. About 15 ambulances arrive at the warehouses of the Lviv Oblast Military Administration every day. The Oblast has received more than 400 equipment, medicines, food, and clothing trucks. Yesterday ambulances arrived to transport newborn babies. All aid is distributed to all oblasts in Ukraine.

Drohobych

On March 28th, local social security authorities began accepting applications from IDPs for housing allowances. In the Drohobych community, at the request of citizens to the city authorities, a decision was made to extend the moratorium on the sale of alcoholic beverages in the community.

Drohobych Cultural and Educational Center, named after Ivan Franko and the artist Svitlana Cherkavska, who moved to Drohobych from Odesa, began a series of masterclasses for adults, where everyone can get art therapy, communication, and learn modern painting techniques.

Rivne Oblast

Rivne

The situation is relatively calm. There was an air alarm. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are patrolling the border with Belarus. Representatives of the Territorial Defense Forces are patrolling and on duty at checkpoints.

The Rivne Oblast Military Administration Head, Vitaliy Koval, talked to border guards. The situation at the border is under control, and the border is guarded. 

The Oblast Council allowed blasting operations in the quarries of Rivne Oblast. 

In Zarichne, they said goodbye to the soldier Vasyl Voitovych, who died in the war for Ukraine.

In one of the educational institutions, first aid classes are held for everyone interested. So far, it was held for about 500 residents of the Oblast. 

The Security Service of Ukraine reported the detention of a russian agent who was collecting and transmitting information about the deployment of the Armed Forces’ military. A resident of Rivne Oblast intended to head the occupation administration, which Russian troops designed to create in the oblast. 

Citizens are united, helping volunteer headquarters. Also they receive humanitarian aid from different countries, which is sent to hot spots in Ukraine. Ethnopark in Rivne Oblast has temporarily become a center of assistance to IDPs and the military.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

Kamyanets-Podilskyi

The Armed Forces of Ukraine perform their duties according to the staffing schedule. The Territorial Defense Forces patrol strategic objects.

On April 2nd, Kamyanets-Podilskyi will hold the first business forum, “NAGODA”, with Kamyanets-Podilskyi enterprises and those who have already moved to the city for relocation.

Yesterday, aid points provided to IDPs: 591 sets of hygiene products, 171 sets of food. 1700 people received clothes, hygiene products, and other necessary things in the stock hub. The chefs prepared 1551 lunches and 1746 dinners. Volunteers weave camouflage nets, prepare food for the Territorial Defense Forces, and host IDPs.

Chernivtsi Oblast

The security situation in the Oblast remains calm and under control. The Head of the Chernivtsi Oblast Military Administration appealed to the organizers of the 100 000-strong action in support of Ukraine in Austria with a request to continue supporting Ukraine in all directions.

In Chernivtsi on Cathedral Square, representatives of the charity organization “Remar S.O.S” began to feed the IDPs. Free Ukrainian language courses are also held in the city. The city has chosen a location where housing for migrants will be arranged. It will be able to accommodate 1500 residents.

Volunteers have formed and sent more than 30000 food kits to different parts of Ukraine since the beginning of the work of the humanitarian headquarter of Chernivtsi Oblast.

Zakarpattya Oblast

In Zakarpatya Oblast, the construction of 2000 apartments is being completed, which can accommodate IDPs.

Since the beginning of the war, Zakarpattya Oblast has transported 200 wagons with humanitarian aid, 153 of which were loaded and sent from the humanitarian hub based on the “Eurocar” plant.

Since the beginning of the war, about 35 000 employees of IT companies have moved to Zakarpattya from other oblasts of Ukraine.

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