Operational information from the regions of the Active Community network 26.03.2022
Ukraine in Brief:
The 31st day of the Ukrainian people’s heroic opposition to the russian military invasion.
Due to the urgent need to replenish after losses, the invaders resort to hidden mobilization and removal of military equipment from long-term storage. According to available intelligence, the equipment is in poor technical condition and stripped off.
The russian invaders continue actively using the transport network of Belarus.
The enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups on the territory of the Kyiv Oblast persist in their attempts to penetrate the capital. The saboteurs change into civilian clothes and use private vehicles snatched from civilians.
The towns of the Kherson Oblast witness increasing oppression of the locals by the invaders who search private households looking for ATO/JFO participants, military service members, volunteers, and their family members. Numerous instances of women abduction and torturing residents have been reported.
The invaders in some residential areas of the Chernihiv Oblast forcefully distribute the so-called ‘humanitarian aid’ among the locals to assist propaganda feeds of the russian media. The enemy continues building a system of checkpoints on temporarily occupied territories to prevent the movement of residents.
More than 18 thousand Ukraine nationals, mostly men willing to join the defense of their motherland, have returned to the country in the past 24 hours.
According to the State Border Service, more than 420 thousand have returned to Ukraine since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion.
A military field hospital from European partners has been set up in Ukraine
The night was calm. The capital lives its wartime life. The municipal infrastructure – utilities, transport carriers, healthcare, and emergency facilities – is fully operational.
The enemy attempts charging in specific directions. Some 30 shellings by the russian military of residential neighborhoods and social infrastructure have been registered in the past 24 hours. The shelling of Boyarka left four residents, one child included, wounded.
The aggressors entered Slavutych. Unarmed city residents took to the streets to face them. Two individuals were wounded during the meeting.
The mayor states the russians must leave the town.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine freed Trostyanets from where the invaders had been shelling Okhtyrka and other residential areas.
Chernihiv was calm in the night; however, the enemy continued shelling civilian infrastructure later on.
The invaders attempt breaking through Izyum into Donetsk Oblast.
On March 26, the occupiers fired again at the Nuclear Source neutron facility in Kharkiv. It is impossible to estimate the extent of the damage due to the fighting, which does not stop in the area of the nuclear installation.
Russians shelled Krasnohorivka with cluster munitions using Tornado C multiple rocket launchers.
The air-raid warning sounded several times. There were no enemy shellings in the city. The situation remains tense. The military and Territorial Defense Forces are preparing to meet the enemy. The city is operating in normal mode. Local authorities announced the educational process resumption on Monday.
Citizens continue to help and volunteer, weave camouflage nets, cook for defenders, distribute humanitarian aid, etc.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk District
The enemy continues to regroup their forces to resume offensive operations to reach administrative borders in the Donetsk direction.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine soldiers repel the enemy’s attack. The Territorial Defense Forces stand guard together with the police. Communal establishments operate in normal mode.
The russians are shelling civilians in Avdiivka and Mariinka areas, two people (including one child) are wounded in Avdiivka, and one person is injured in Mariinka. In Avdiivka, russians used phosphorus munitions. 1 child died, and 3 people were injured in Maksymilianivka.
91 people, including 24 children, were taken to Pokrovsk. The Pokrovsk community received more than 3000 food kits. Humanitarian aid came from the Oblast State Administration with the support of the Ministry of Social Policy. A bus with children with disabilities left Pokrovsk to Lviv, where volunteers met them and sent them to Czechia.
Myrnohrad received a truck with humanitarian aid from the INGO „Emmanuel Charity Association“. Rodynske (Pokrovsk District) received a full bus with humanitarian assistance from Lviv and Czechia.
The situation in the city is tense. The air-raid siren sounded for two hours. People walk with children near their homes. The shops sell everything necessary.
City infrastructure and communal establishments operate in normal mode. Private trade facilities operate in a limited way. The market is working. Bakhmut-Khlib LLC works stably to meet the needs of the community. Police officers are intensively patrolling community streets, and the State Emergency Service also works in an intensified mode.
From March 1st, 2022, the Bakhmut City Council organized evacuation and evacuated 2453 residents to the Kramatorsk and Slovyansk railway stations for further evacuation to safer country oblasts. Yevhen Martynov from Bakhmut City Center for Culture and Leisure has organized a checkpoint for people evacuated from dangerous areas.
In Mariupol, the russian soldiers forcibly took doctors, patients, and people hiding in a hospital in an unknown direction.
Russian terrorist army aims to destroy the cities of the Luhansk Oblast with heavy weapons. They fired Lysychansk with Tochka-U heavy missiles and Grads.
The situation in Oblast remains tense and restless. The humanitarian catastrophe occurred in the temporarily occupied territories. There is a lack of food and medicine, electricity and water supply are partially missing. In Polohy, Huliaipole, and Kamyanske, the occupiers continue to terrorize the civilians.
However, a sowing campaign started in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. 14% of the available territories will be sown. The rest is under temporary occupation.
The air-raid warning sounds continuously in the city. However, Zaporizhzhia continues to host evacuees from areas with active hostilities and occupied cities. 40 028 people, including 10 298 children, arrived in Zaporizhzhia during the last 11 days. As of 18:00, 21 evacuation buses have already arrived in Zaporizhzhia. Also, 34 buses are to come today. Zaporizhzhia journalists receive threats from russian invaders who require them to quit.
Yesterday the russian military banned the distribution of humanitarian aid in Melitopol. The corresponding order was issued by Halyna Danylchenko, the self-proclaimed head of the Occupation Administration.
According to Mayor Ivan Fedorov, a humanitarian convoy delivered 13 tons of food, 2 tons of baby food, and medicine to Melitopol. But this cargo was blocked by the russian occupiers. The russian military does not allow the distribution of humanitarian aid in the community. There are suspicions that the occupiers plan to sell some amounts of the humanitarian assistance to receive cash and hand over the rest to the russian military.
Today, the occupation authorities planned to organize a paid rally in the city’s central square. The event’s primary purpose was to create a fake picture for the russian media as if the city’s residents supported russia’s actions. The occupiers brought 30 people from the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and tried to attract citizens by promising money for participation. However, residents came to the square with Ukrainian symbols and flags. Due to the pro-Ukrainian position of Melitopol residents, the pro-russian rally did not take place.
Employees of the russian Commandant’s Office in Melitopol began to collect data on the city’s residents who support Ukraine. They gathered the heads of the housing cooperatives and offered to inform them about the “whereabouts of Nazis” (people who do not support the russian occupation forces, consider the Ukrainian government legitimate or keep the Ukrainian symbols such as flag, coat of arms).
The father of Svitlana Zalizetska, Ria-Melitopol director, who was abducted from his home on March 23rd, has returned home. The condition for his release was giving control of the Ria Melitopol website to third parties.
Near Vasylivka, the invaders are conducting a thorough inspection of those who cross their checkpoint. Due to this, a multi-kilometer traffic jam was formed by cars and evacuation buses transporting Mariupol residents from Berdyansk to Zaporizhzhia. There are also ambulances with wounded children on board.
The invaders set up a dish antenna at the building of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclaer Power Plant (NPP) communication center to provide broadcasting and spread propaganda among the residents of Enerhodar.
In Prymorsk, russian invaders abducted public activist Konstantin Ovsyannykov. Konstantin is the head of the public organization “Prymorsk 24/7” and the Youth Center “Portal Tse”. It is preliminarily known that Konstantin was released, but the information is still being specified.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated the village of Novovorontsovka in the Kherson Oblast.
The situation in the oblast is stable and under control. There were three air raid alerts that lasted over five hours. No consequences were reported. The enemy is gradually being pushed away from the borders of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. The invaders’ troops did not enter the region. A private clinic in Dnipro provides free medical services to local citizens and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Medical institutions of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast started to receive the first batch of Starlink terminals from Elon Musk, CEO at SpaceX. This equipment will allow connecting 68 hospitals and emergency services to satellite Internet.
Everything in the city is quiet and under control. There were several air raid alerts during the day. The Armed Forces of Ukraine defend the oblast’s borders and guard military facilities. The Territorial Defense Forces keep watch at checkpoints and patrol the city with the police.
During the day, 25 fires were registered in the Kirovohrad Oblast, 20 of them in open areas. This information was reported by the press service of the State Emergency Service (SES) of the oblast.
The residents have provided the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Territorial Defense Forces with 26 quadcopters and continue to raise funds for purchasing thermal imagers for the defenders. To date, a third of the required funds have been collected.
The Poltava City Council has a logistics service to help IDPs, providing them with groceries, baby food, clothing for adults and children, footwear, medicines, bedding, and personal hygiene products. There is also a coordination center on the premises of the City Council, which takes care of providing IDPs with housing.
During the month of the war, 13767 people got accommodated in the communal educational institutions. Currently, 1620 people plus 120 pets are housed there.
Deputies of the Poltava City Council monitor and control food products prices.
Residents of the Poltava Oblast are forbidden to visit forests. It is due to the danger of triggering booby traps that the enemy leaves when fleeing.
Retail chains in the Poltava Oblast work at 70% of their capacity during wartime. Agriculture is busy at the 100% level, but there are problems with sales of the farm produce.
The situation in the city is quiet and under control. The Territorial Defense Forces keep watch in the city and at the checkpoints. Three soldiers were killed in action in the community over the past week, the citizens are worried, and the city is mourning.
The “Friendship Tram” started running in Vinnytsia as a token of gratitude to Switzerland, which manufactured and delivered the “trams of solidarity with Ukraine”.
There were three powerful explosions near Lviv, from within the area of Kryvchytsi. The Lviv Oblast has housed almost 6000 people who have fled their homes due to the invasion of russian troops. Since February 24th, according to the official data, the number of such people has amounted to almost 247 thousand IDPs. The real figure is much higher.
Peter Maurer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, addressed russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and asked russia’s authorities to allow the opening of an office in Rostov-on-Don to provide humanitarian assistance to civilians fleeing hotspots in Ukraine. The Lviv Oblast Military Administration called to stop supporting the Red Cross in response to this information.
Balaklavas for Ukrainian soldiers are sewn in the museums of the Drohobych District.
Both city volunteers and IDPs are involved in this work. First of all, professional sewists join in sewing balaclavas. Among them are women IDPs and all those who want to support Ukrainian soldiers. https://www.facebook.com/DrohobychRDA/posts/334701448688488
An air alarm sounded once in the region. Yesterday, on March 25th, the Regional Prosecutor’s Office announced suspicion and chose a precautionary measure against a native russian for spreading and publicly using the symbols of the communist totalitarian regime. The woman disseminated information through social networks, including those banned in Ukraine. The woman acquired Ukrainian citizenship in 2015 and lives in Ivano-Frankivsk.
The city operates in a relatively usual mode. Public transport is working. Tutors conduct Ukrainian language courses for IDPs; about 200 applicants have registered.
Many NGOs and individual activists conduct educational and entertaining classes and workshops for preschool and school-age children in different parts of the city to help children adapt to the community and distract them from the war. Online registration of children to the 1st grade and kindergartens will start on April 1st.
The situation in the city is under control. There was one air alarm. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are heavily patrolling the borders with Belarus. The Territorial Defense Forces are on duty at checkpoints.
Vitaliy Koval noted on his social media page that burning dry grass during the war will be considered sabotage, and such an act is criminally liable.
Citizens are united, helping volunteers. In Rivne, there is a center for providing IDPs with clothes (https://www.facebook.com/363593767436506/posts/1365094153953124/). Rivne Puppet Theater invites parents and children to watch performances on the weekend.
Also, the theater began to organize viewings of the classics of the Ukrainian cinema from the film fund of Alexander Dovzhenko.
The situation in Khmelnytskyi is under control. Assistance to the army and those affected by the war continues. The community said goodbye to the deceased hero, Serhiy Melnyk, a soldier of the 19th separate missile brigade “St. Barbara”.
The city conducts sightseeing tours that last about 40 minutes and run through the city’s historic center as close as possible to bomb shelters in case of an air alarm. The project was developed to provide psychological relief to people who have suffered from russians aggression to accelerate their adaptation in the city.
Khmelnytskyi Oblast received the first batch of StarLink satellite terminals. Terminals will be given to security and military personnel in the first place. It is also planned to supply them to critical infrastructure facilities to ensure a stable Internet connection.
The city was relatively calm, and there was an air alarm. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are performing their duties. The Territorial Defense Forces guard checkpoints and strategic objects. The city continues to accept internally displaced persons who are registered and receive assistance from the humanitarian aid center.
Chernivtsi Oblast (Bukovyna)
The situation in Bukovyna is completely under control. During the last week, about 300 inspections were conducted in the Chernivtsi Oblast to identify possible members of sabotage groups.
More than a thousand tons of humanitarian aid, about three thousand military and 500 IDPs from different parts of Ukraine have transported during the war thanks to the work of the Logistics Center, operated by the Department of Infrastructure, Capital Construction and Road Operation of Chernivtsi Oblast Military Administration.
The Association of Tourist Guides of Bukovyna conducts sightseeing tours for IDPs: payment is voluntary, part of the funds goes to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 42 children from the Druzhkivka orphanage in the Donetsk Oblast were evacuated to Bukovyna.
There was an air alarm in the oblast, but the situation was generally calm. The residents are working.
In the village of Kryva, people said goodbye to the deceased defender.
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