War in Ukraine today: latest news, March 11, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 381st day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

What happened in Ukraine today:

Here is operational information of the General Staff as of 6 pm:   

The criminal russian government has not abandoned its intentions to occupy the territory of Ukraine by using both its own armed forces and PMCs and the armed groups of quasi-republics, continuing to wage full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. 

The enemy conducted 12 air and 2 missile attacks on the city of Zaporizhzhia. The S-300 system struck a civilian infrastructure facility. As a result, one building was destroyed. There were no civilian casualties or injuries. The enemy also launched 34 MLRS attacks, hitting a civilian infrastructure facility in Kherson. There are civilian casualties, two killed and three wounded. The likelihood of further missile strikes across Ukraine remains high.

The enemy’s main goal remains to reach administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The occupiers are focusing their efforts on conducting offensive operations towards Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka and Shakhtarsk.

The operational situation towards Volyn, Polissia, Siversk and Sloboda remains stable with no significant changes. The russian federation maintains a significant military presence in the republic of belarus, but without any obvious formation of offensive groups. At the same time, the enemy continues to fortify  border areas of Bryansk and Kursk oblasts. During the day, the enemy fired mortar and artillery shells near the settlements of Chervona Zoria, Krasne, Ohirtseve, Kolodiazne, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk and Kamianka in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy maintains a significant military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine to prevent our units from being redeployed to other areas. Also, the enemy unsuccessfully tried to break through the defense of our troops by shelling a number of settlements along the combat line, namely Dvorichna, Hrianykivka, Masiutivka, Kyslivka and Pishchane in Kharkiv oblast; Novoselivske, Nevske, Kuzmine and Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast, and Dibrova and Rozdolivka in Donetsk oblast. The enemy also made unsuccessful offensive attempts near the settlements of Hrianykivka in Kharkiv oblast and Spirne in Donetsk oblast. Having suffered losses in manpower and equipment, occupiers retreated to previously occupied positions.

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy continues to storm the city of Bakhmut, but our defenders are fighting back and repelling numerous attacks. Near the contact line, the enemy fired at the settlements of Vasiukivka, Zaliznianske, Dubove-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Kostiantynivka, Bila Hora and Zalizne in Donetsk oblast. 

Towards Avdiivka, Maryinka and Shakhtarsk, the enemy attempted offensive actions against Kamianka, Sieverne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka and Marinka in Donetsk oblast, yet failed. There were numerous hostile attacks in the areas of settlements near the contact line. These include Berdychi, Lastochkine, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Bohoiavlenka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva and Velyka Novosilka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Zaporizhia and Kherson, the enemy continues to defend itself. At the same time, the enemy continues to intensify its shelling of the nearest settlements, namely Malinivka, Huliaipole, Huliaipolske, Bilohiria, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Novoandrivka, Mari Shcherbaky and Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia oblast, and Novodmytriivka, Mikhailivka, Dudchany, Zmiivka, Vesele, Ivanivka, Antonivka, Bilozirka, Dniprovske of Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson. 

russian criminal authorities continue to take steps to forcibly passport residents of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. For example, the military leadership of the russian armed forces mandatorily requires all those mobilized from the previously occupied territories to sign long-term contracts for military service in the russian army. For this, among the other documents, a copy of a russian passport is required. Thus, the occupying forces are trying to get people to give up their “LPR/DPR passports” and acquire Russian citizenship. Otherwise, servicemen and their families could be denied all established payments and social protection offered to servicemen of the russian armed forces.

Aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 6 strikes on buildups of occupiers’ personnel and military equipment, while units of rocket forces and artillery hit 4 buildups of enemy personnel, one ammunition depot and 2 areas of deployment of electronic warfare stations.

Taras Shevchenko, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy says that Kyiv Cave Monastery terminates its lease agreement with the UPCM. TThis was done because of the recorded violations of the terms of use of state property. The lease document expires on March 29, 2023.

Ihor Klymenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, informs that almost all units of the Offensive Guard have been formed. Additional volunteers are being recruited to form a reserve for the future. In total, 28K volunteers have applied to join the Offensive Guard.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has considered a petition to rename russia as moscoviia. He said this in a response to the petition. This issue has been referred to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to work on it with scientific institutions.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announces that russia has fired more than 40 missiles at Kharkiv since the beginning of 2023. 

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the russian military tried to advance towards Hrianykivka and Masiutivka to no avail, to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops in Kharkiv oblast, but suffered losses and retreated to previously occupied positions.

“Power engineers continue to work on restoring the power system, damaged by massive russian shelling. Last night, 100% of Kharkiv’s consumers were supplied with electricity. Work is underway to restore the city’s electric transport.

In the region, 15K customers in Vovchansk, Staryi Saltov and Slatino are still without electricity. But power engineers will restore the electricity supply there soon. 

Kharkiv-based Kraken special forces reported the destruction of two surveillance towers in Bryansk and Kursk oblasts of russia. According to Kraken, the Murom surveillance towers monitor the territory of Ukraine at a distance of up to 15 kilometers 24 hours a day, respond to any movement on Ukrainian territory, correct russian artillery, and accompany russian subversive reconnaissance groups. One of the towers was located in the village of Krupets in Kursk oblast, the other in Troyeborne.

Yesterday, the enemy continued massive shelling of the border settlements of Kharkiv, Kupiansk and Chuhuiv regions. At least 20 settlements of Kharkiv oblast were under fire.

The shelling of Vilkhuvatka village in Kupiansk region damaged a center for social and psychological rehabilitation of children and a school. About 10 private houses were destroyed. A 54-year-old civilian man was wounded. He was hospitalized in a moderate condition.

In Kupiansk, hostile shelling damaged at least 2 private residential buildings and caused fires.

Mine danger remains high in the region. Yesterday, a 32-year-old local resident hit a “Petal” mine in the forest near Dibrova village in Izium region. He was hospitalized with an injury.

Donetsk oblast

Serhii Cherevatyi, Spokesman for the Eastern military group said that for the second day in a row, russians have over 500 killed and wounded towards Bakhmut.

Since the beginning of the day, russians have fired at Kostyantynivka with Uragan multiple rocket launchers 5 times. One person was killed and at least 3 were wounded in the attacks.

Over the past day, two people were killed and 14 others wounded in Donetsk oblast as a result of russian army shelling. Thus, the occupation forces fired 5 times at Kurakhove. They fired from artillery with cluster shells. There were no casualties among the town’s residents.

Oleksii Roslov, Head of the Kostiantynivka city military administration, says that the russian army fired 7 times at the Kostiantynivska community in Donetsk region. As of now, 11 local residents have been wounded.

“The enemy launched 7 air strikes on Avdiivka, also fired at the city from Grads and artillery. The shelling in Donetsk oblast destroyed and damaged 70 residential buildings and infrastructure facilities.

Consequences of a missile strike. Photo: Kostiantynivska MVA

The most intense fire was conducted in the Donetsk sector – in Kurakhove community. Kurakhove suffered 2 massive attacks yesterday afternoon and 3 at night. Russians used artillery and cluster munitions. The city center, outskirts and industrial area came under fire – 14 multi-storey buildings and power lines were damaged, according to preliminary information, no casualties. The enemy fired at Avdiivka with Grad multiple rocket launchers, hitting residential areas. At night, Maryinka, Katerynivka and Heorhiivka were shelled.

In the Volnovakha sector, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka and Bohoyavlenka came under fire, causing no casualties.

Towards Horlivka, 1 person was killed and 1 wounded in Bakhmut overnight. There were strikes in the industrial area of the Chasiv Yar community. The enemy shelled Kostiantynivka 7 times yesterday, and again at dawn. In the Soledar community, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Fedorivka and Rozdolivka came under fire. 

Towards Lysychansk, a house was damaged in Siversk, while Dronivka, Platonivka and Serebrianka were damaged in the community. The shelling of Torske and Zarichne of the Lyman community continues, with no casualties.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Military Administration, reported that over the past day, russians killed 2 residents of Donetsk oblast – in the village of Krasnohorivka. Another 14 people were wounded in the oblast.

Luhansk oblast

Towards Lyman, the enemy is trying to improve its tactical position. On March 10, there were  unsuccessful offensives conducted towards Nevske, Kreminna, and Bilohorivka.

Chervonopopivka, Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Kuzmine, Bilohorivka and Dibrova were shelled.

Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Military Administration, reported that the enemy has not succeeded in any of the frontline areas in the region. Most of the hospitals in the occupied Luhansk oblast provide assistance exclusively to the russian military, and some of their premises are used as barracks.

The Luhansk Military Administration said that to enter Rostov oblast, residents of Luhansk oblast are required to have a russian passport or visa, passport offices require documents to be translated into russian, and there is a significant shortage of cash in the occupied oblast. .

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The KCMA reported that 5% of consumers in Kyiv remain without heat supply after the last russian missile attack. The damage to the power grid is planned to be eliminated during the day. There are no water supply disruptions in the city.

Stabilization shutdowns were applied in the Holosiivskyi, Shevchenkivskyi, Sviatoshynskyi and Solomyanskyi districts of the capital. As reported by DTEK, due to equipment damage, energy facilities cannot supply electricity to all residents of these areas.

Andrii Nebytov, Chief of the regional police, reported that more than 120 police officers of Kyiv oblast have joined the “Fury” brigade, which is being formed as part of the Offensive Guard. More than 300 civilians have applied and more than 60 people are going through various stages of selection. Seven women are among those undergoing training.

Another tactical medicine training for women conducted by the Ukrainian Women’s Guard was held in Kyiv at Vcentri HUB Obolon. For 4.5 hours, those present learned how to apply a tourniquet, properly examine a wounded person and provide emergency medical care. The training was conducted by a professional military medic. At the end of the course, all participants received Tactical Medicine training certificates.

Tactical Medicine training for women in Kyiv, Vcentri HUB Obolon. Photo: UWG

More than 15K people have applied to the Kyiv Regional Employment Service since the beginning of the year. 133 displaced people were employed, 115 people used professional and educational services, and 388 people joined the Reconstruction Army.

On the stage of the Theater of Drama and Comedy on the Left Bank, the Vertep performance, the only showing of an experimental production created by the Kharkiv and Lviv Puppet Theaters, took place in Kyiv. This performance was held in support of colleagues from the Kharkiv Puppet Theater, who are unable to carry out their normal activities due to constant alarms and shelling of Kharkiv.

A patriotic art train started running on the red line of the Kyiv metro. Patriotic paintings, words and phrases that have already become symbolic during the full-scale war are depicted on its wagons. The project was implemented by the Paint Hunters company, a professional mural creating company. The artists painted the train as a gift to the city and its residents.

Patriotic art train that started running in Kyiv. Photo from social networks

Zhytomyr oblast

Vitalii Bunechko, Head of the Zhytomyr RMA, announced that electricity supply was restored to all consumers in Zhytomyr oblast, after being interrupted due to russian shelling. Restriction schedules are still applied in the oblast during peak hours, but their duration has been significantly reduced.

The Zhytomyr City Administration reported that due to the shelling of the city by the russian military on March 9, an electricity saving mode was introduced. Instead of trolleybuses, 158 communal buses entered the routes. Uninterruptible power supplies have begun to be installed at traffic lights, which will be placed at intersections with the most intensive traffic. So far, regulators are working at such intersections.

Consequences of the russian shelling of one of the Zhytomyr energy facilities by Shakhed drones, March 9, 2023. Photo: Pavel Franchuk’s Facebook

The Zhytomyr RMA reported that during the week, specialists of specialized civil protection services and evacuation bodies conducted training in various territorial communities of the oblast. The purpose of the exercises was to practice tasks in case of emergency situations of a military nature.

A memorandum on cooperation with the Caritas-Zhytomyr charitable foundation was signed by the Zhytomyr RMA. Philanthropists intend to expand the scope of assistance to the residents of the oblast and participate in the restoration of housing that was damaged by russian bombing in various communities.

Sumy oblast

The Sumy RMA reported that the russians shelled 7 territorial communities of the oblast: Shalyhine, Bilopillia, Esman, Myropillia, Nova Sloboda, Krasnopillia and Khotyn. In total, 54 artillery and mortar strikes, 100 grenade launches and 84 machine gun shots were recorded. 2 VOG-type explosive devices were dropped from the UAV. As a result of artillery strikes, 3 residential buildings and a power line were damaged in the Shalyhine community.

The ‘North’ Operational Command reported that the enemy continues shelling the border areas. There were 25 shots from barrel artillery in the villages of Rozhkovychy and Sytne. Anti-aircraft defense forces in the Shostka region destroyed enemy air targets.

In Sumy, people bid farewell to two Ukrainian defenders – Volodymyr Kurylenko and Yehor Kharchenko. Both fallen soldiers became volunteers for the defense of the country from the first days of the full-scale invasion, then joined the ranks of the Armed Forces. Volodymyr Kurylenko was killed on March 5, 2023 in Donetsk oblast, Yehor Kharchenko – the next day in Zaporizhzhya oblast. Both servicemen were buried on the Walk of Fame of the Baranivske Cemetery.

Funeral of the dead Volodymyr Kurylenko and Yehor Kharchenko in Sumy, March 10, 2023. Photo: from social networks

Chernihiv oblast

On March 10, Horodnianka, Novhorod-Siverskyi and Semenivka communities of Chernihiv oblast came under enemy shelling. The enemy inflicted fire damage using self-propelled artillery and mortars. As a result of dropping explosives from a drone on the territory of the Novhorod-Siverskyi community, a civilian car was damaged.

In the villages of Krasne and Stariy Bilous of Chernihiv oblast, local residents discovered explosive objects. As reported by the State Emergency Service, pyrotechnicians removed one RG-42 hand grenade and two RS-220 Uragan MLRS rockets with dangerous cluster elements. The ammunition was transported to the sorting site to be destroyed later.

A new school is planned to be built in Novhorod-Siverskyi on the site of a school that was destroyed by a russian missile. The architectural project involves the complete dismantling of the building, the construction of new educational buildings, as well as a stadium and a gym. The remains of the gym destroyed by the rocket will be left as an open-air museum. The implementation of the project will cost approximately UAH 200-220 million.

One of the classrooms of School No. 2, destroyed by a russian missile. Photo: from social networks

The Chernihiv RMA reported that twenty-one schools in ten communities of the oblast received 23 generators and 18 biotoilets. The next batch of aid was handed over by the Finnish international non-governmental organization Finn Church Aid as part of the Safe return to education project. This will allow to establish the educational process during air alarms and create safe conditions for children and teachers to stay in shelters.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Military Yevhen Dutko from Pokrov, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, was released from russian captivity. He was wounded in the battles for Soledar in Donetsk oblast and taken prisoner. For some time he was considered missing.

Mykyta, 17, from Chasiv Yar, asked police officers from the White Angels unit to evacuate him. He lived with his father and grandmother, who did not want to evacuate, but did not mind sending the child away from danger. The Service for Children of Chasiv Yar organized social support for Mykyta and brought him to Dnipro, where he is provided with documents to continue his education and on everyday issues.

Vinnytsia oblast

Serhii Borzov, Head of the Vinnytsia Regional Military Administration, announces that the RMA and the charitable foundation “Love your Native Land” donated a car to the 210th Battalion of the 120th Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

The Interregional Coordination Humanitarian Center of the Podilska Hromada Foundation of Vinnytsia Community handed over 5 powerful diesel generators and more than half a ton of humanitarian aid to the fighters of the 59th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Handziuk. 

German friends from the Lüneburg Project for Assistance to Ukraine support the Ukrainian military.

Kirovohrad oblast

Kropyvnytskyi bid farewell to Lieutenant Colonel Oleksandr Zhybrov, Commander of the aviation squadron, on the Alley of Honorary Military Graves at the Far Eastern Cemetery.  On February 24, 2022, Oleksandr Zhybrov’s plane was in the sky over Kherson oblast, which was attacked by russian troops. The pilot destroyed one of the russian mechanized columns, but his plane was hit by fire. Oleksandr Zhybrov’s attack aircraft crashed into a cluster of enemy vehicles.

Poltava oblast

The Memorial of Memory platform has released a film about a soldier from Poltava, Maksym ‘Ostin’ Ostiak, who was killed near the village of Dmytrivka in Kharkiv oblast.

Deputies of Kremenchuk appealed to the twin cities to prevent russian and belarusian athletes from participating in the Olympic and Asian Games.

Cherkasy oblast

Ihor Taburets, Head of the Cherkasy Regional Military Administration, reports that an enemy missile and a drone were shot down during the last air raid in Cherkasy oblast. 

In Cherkasy, doctors of the American volunteer mission Global Care Force will provide free consultations to internally displaced persons.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The enemy launched 2 missile attacks on the city of Zaporizhzhia. According to the General Staff, a strike from the S-300 was launched at a civilian infrastructure facility. As a result, one building was destroyed. There were no civilian casualties or injuries. The enemy continues to intensify shelling of the nearest localities, namely: Malynivka, Huliaipole, Huliaipolske, Bilohiria, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaky and Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Zaporizhzhya oblast was shelled 134 times over the last day.

Towards Zaporizhzhya, Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed a russian infantry fighting vehicle and a KamAZ truck.

In occupied Melitopol, children are forced to attend schools. Last week, the invaders forced students to sing the russian anthem. However, one of the fifth graders sang his native “Ukraine has not yet died”. Of course, the boy’s parents were summoned to the school and then to the commandant’s office.

The number of russian army soldiers being brought to Melitopol is growing every day. Due to the fact that they need to be accommodated somewhere, students are being evicted from their dormitories. Medical staff was evicted from the building of the central regional hospital. Now the hospital serves as a dormitory for newly arriving soldiers of the russian army. The situation is similar in Berdiansk, where the building of the ENT and gynecology departments were seized. In Pryazovske, the occupiers seized an orphanage built by private individuals. Now it will also be a military hospital. Thus, health care is virtually inaccessible to the civilian population.

Mykolaiv oblast

According to the Mykolaiv RMA, yesterday, the occupiers struck at the water area of the Ochakiv community, and the settlement of the Kutsurub community was also shelled. The administrative building, residential buildings, and outbuildings were damaged. There were no casualties.

The United Arab Emirates sent a plane with humanitarian aid to Ukraine as part of a $100 million support program. The cargo is intended for residents of Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts and includes warm clothes, hygiene products and other necessary items.

The State Ecological Inspectorate of the Southwest Region is calculating the environmental damage caused to residential buildings due to ammunition and its fragments. As of today, the damage caused by air pollution due to fires and contamination of land resources by construction waste as a result of destruction of residential properties has amounted to UAH 273.4 million.

Odesa oblast

Odesa is home to the largest volunteer center, Gostinaya Khata, which has set a national record for the number of people it helps. Today, the center received an award from the National Register of Records of Ukraine. There has never been such a nomination before, and this is the first award among volunteer centers. “Hostynna Khata” has provided more than 1 mln kg of aid.

Odesa oblast has received eight ambulances to be distributed between the Bilyayivka and Odesa district base points. These are C-type ambulances equipped with everything needed to keep the wounded alive during transportation to hospital: defibrillators, electrocardiographs, pulse oximeters, infusion machines, glucometers, stationary oxygen tanks and portable ventilators. The ambulances were purchased by philanthropists. The money for seven ambulances was raised through the United24 fundraising platform. The eighth vehicle was received as part of the Saving Lives charity initiative.

Ambulances received by Odesa oblast. Photo: Health Department of Odesa Regional Military Administration

Kherson oblast

According to the Kherson RMA, the occupiers launched 71 attacks on Kherson oblast, firing 335 shells.

In the morning, russian occupiers shelled Kherson, killing three people and wounding two others. The shells hit a parking lot near a supermarket on Mykolaiv Highway. The shelling damaged cars and the supermarket building.

Three people were killed as a result of the morning shelling of Kherson. Photo from social media

The occupiers are  marauding on the left bank of Kherson oblast. In the town of Nova Kakhovka, the russian military seized a DAF truck. In one of the villages of the Askania Nova community, they stole hunting weapons, a permit for them and ammunition.

According to the Kherson RMA, the Vysokopilia community received 6K cubic meters of insulation material, 1,500 OSB sheets, 1.7 cubic meters of rails, 70 kilograms of nails and screws, and 600 electric heaters from the Czech humanitarian organization Man in Need. This assistance will help the community residents to repair and insulate their homes.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The RMA met with Taras Golub, Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine on European and Euro-Atlantic integration, and Andrii Hinkul, Chairman of the board of the NGO Center for Reforms and Local Development. They discussed attracting international investments.

Zakarpattia oblast

A charity exhibition and auction of military artifacts started in Uzhgorod. The exhibits for it were provided by Ukrainian defenders and painted by students of the Zakarpattia Academy of Arts. All funds from the sale will go to support the military.

Painted military artifacts. Photo: Zakarpattia RMA

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The first 22 male defenders and 2 female defenders who signed a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine were given UAH 10K each from the city budget. As the year began, the executive committee decided to pay aid to volunteers from the Ivano-Frankivsk community who will sign a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine after February 1.

In Ivano-Frankivsk, a ceremony was held to commemorate the Heroes killed in action at King Danilo University. Children of soldiers killed in action were presented with the “Heart of the Father” memorial award, created by the All-Ukrainian Military and Civilian Association “Ukrainian Military Brotherhood”.

Lviv oblast

The RMA reported that from Lviv oblast sent the thousandth car to defenders near Bakhmut as part of the 1K Cars of Freedom initiative.

Lviv sent drones, night vision systems, walkie-talkies, tablets and binoculars to the military of the 125th Separate Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The equipment was purchased by the community of the city of Lviv as part of the city-wide military support program.

The fire-rescue unit of the local fire department started operating in the village of Hiiche. It includes 5 people and functions around the clock. The unit was created by the Rava-Ruska City Council. The equipment and special clothing for rescuers were provided by the USAID Hoverla. The fire truck was sent by Norwegian partners.

With the initiative and support of Swedish volunteer Jonas von Mathern, 1K fleeces were made by the Strii Sewing Factory and sent to Ukrainian soldiers. Volunteers from all over the world collected funds for this purpose. The clothes were made according to the  Swedish army model.

8 patients from Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk oblasts were transported to Lviv oblast by evacuation train for treatment. Their condition is average and difficult. They will be accepted to one of the medical facilities of Lviv oblast. Patients are provided with everything they need.

Meeting patients. Photo: Lviv RMA

As part of the Company project from Junior Achievement, the team of the Lviv Higher Vocational School of Computer Technologies and Construction produced the FireFly illuminator, a long-lasting flashlight to be used on the front lines.

The RMA reported that this year, a public space named after Hero Artemii Dymyd will be established in Strii Park. Artemii Dymyd, alias Kurka, was killed in June 2022 in the russian-Ukrainian war.

Rivne oblast

A number of decisions were made by the Rivne City Council to support local residents and the military. In particular, UAH 22 million was allocated to support the army.

Rivne Mayor Oleksandr Tretiak announced that cars for the military were sent to the front line.

The RMA reported that about 85K IDPs live in Rivne oblast, including about 33,5K women and 16K children.

In Rivne oblast, Maksym Kostiuk, a third-grader, makes video poems to collect donations for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The boy memorizes a new poem every week and together with his mother, records a video, posts it on social networks and encourages those who like the post to help Ukrainian defenders.

Ternopil oblast

A mobile dentistry went to Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv and Sumy oblasts. For eight days, medics of the Ternopil city dental polyclinic will treat the soldiers.

The children of rescuers of Ternopil oblast and their parents, attended the play “The Magic of the Ancient Forest” in the Ternopil Academic Ukrainian Drama Theater named after T. H. Shevchenko. The event is organized by the Volunteer center Unity Platform.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The 3rd Separate Tank Iron Brigade from Khmelnytskyi reported that infantrymen and military medics received medals of the Holy Great Martyr Yuri the Victorious from the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Chernivtsi oblast

Relatives of Vasyl Demianchuk, a fallen defender from the city of Sokyriany, who was killed while performing a combat mission in Donetsk oblast, handed over his car to the soldiers of the 97th Battalion of the Territorial Defense Brigade.

International support of Ukraine in the russian-Ukrainian war (russia’s invasion of Ukraine)

Norway will provide Ukraine with two NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems. One NASAMS complex has three launchers with six rockets each.

Troels Lund Poulsen, Acting Minister of Defense, stated that Denmark expects to deliver the first Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine during the spring.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported that Ukrainian pilots can start training in Norway.

At the White House, Joe Biden, US President and Ursula von der Leyen, Chairman of the European Commission, discussed aid to Ukraine and containment of the russian federation.

Rishi Sunak, British Prime Minister and Emmanuel Macron, French President, declared joint support for Ukraine in its desire to launch a major counteroffensive and return all territories occupied by russia.

The British government called on the sponsors of the 2024 Olympics to increase pressure on the IOC to refuse participation of athletes from the russian federation and belarus. In particular, appeals were received by Coca-Cola, Intel, Samsung and Visa.

Christy Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, announced that the country banned the import of russian steel and aluminum.

The US sent to Ukraine items of historical heritage, in particular, Scythian swords of the VI-V century BC and a polished flint ax of the III millennium BC, which were tried to be illegally imported from russia into the US.

Ancient artifacts. Photo from social networks

The Ukrainian documentary “Borshch. The Secret Ingredient “ starring Chef Evgeny Klopotenko will be available on the Netflix streaming service. The  characters in the film will cook meals in different regions of Ukraine. These include a military field kitchen, a Hutsul village, a dining room of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, a  restaurant in Lviv and a beekeeper’s house near the belorussian border.

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Tamara Moshkovska, Sofia Ratynska, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Vita Petrenko, Аnna Efremova

Translated by Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Ioanna Kryvenko, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Yevheniia Sukhonos, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya 

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