Monday, April 22

Ukraine denounces the death of civilians in Chernigov and Donetsk and a bombing in Dnipropetrovsk

  • The Ukrainian Armed Forces say they have shot down eight helicopters, three drones and a cruise missile

The Ukrainian authorities have denounced this Tuesday the death of seven civilians in Chernigov and Donetsk and a bombing in the Dnipropetrovsk region by Russian troops on the twentieth day of the invasion.

The Chernigov Prosecutor General’s Office has launched a pre-trial investigation into the shooting of three young people by the Russian Army in this region. “Under the procedural leadership of the Chernigov Regional Prosecutor’s Office, a pre-trial investigation was launched for violations of the laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder,” the General Prosecutor’s Office reported on Telegram.

On the other hand, at least four people have died and three have been injured this Tuesday in the Donetsk region. “The Russians have killed four residents more of the region: two in Vuhledar and two in Verkhnotoretsky. In addition, today we managed to clarify the information about two more deaths in Yatskivka as a result of the air attack on March 10 and about two deaths in Mariupol. Two people were injured this Tuesday in Avdiivka and one in Oleksandropol,” the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, reported on Facebook. Thus, Kyrylenko stated that the total number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

According to official figures, a total of 83 people have been killed and 365 civilians injured in the Donetsk region since the start of the Russian invasion. The data is given without taking into account all the dead and wounded in Mariupol and Volnovakha, the Ukrainian agency Ukrinform has indicated.

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On the other hand, Russian troops have bombed this Tuesday in the Dnipropetrovsk region between Nikopol and Oleksiyivka. “An enemy shelling between Nikopol and Oleksiyivka has just taken place. Firefighters are working there now. No shelling was carried out in Nikopol,” Nikopol Mayor Oleksandr Sayuk announced on Facebook.

Eight helicopters shot down

The Armed Forces of Ukraine claim that they have shot down eight helicopters, three drones and a cruise missile From Russia. “As a result of the work of the Ukrainian Defense Forces units in the Chornobaija area, the enemy has lost seven combat helicopters,” the Armed Forces reported in a Facebook statement. In addition, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has assured that they have shot down “an enemy helicopter, three operational tactical unmanned aerial vehicles and two cruise missiles”, as reported by the Unian news agency.

Thus, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have stressed that “the enemy has not fulfilled the tasks of defeating the groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reaching the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts”. This Tuesday, “the enemy did not carry out active offensive operations in the direction of Polesia,” the statement added.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have reiterated that Russia “violates Humanitarian Law, mining the area and creating dangerous living conditions for the civilian population of Ukraine”. They have emphasized that “as a result of the effective actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy suffers significant losses in manpower and equipment and has problems with the supply of ammunition to the troops”.

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According to the Ukrainian Army, Russian troops block access to the city of Sumy from the south and the city of Izium, but are “unsuccessful” in their offensive. “The worst situation remains in the Mariupol area, where the enemy tries to blockade the city on the outskirts,” the Armed Forces statement emphasized. So far, “the enemy has lost up to 40% of the units that participated in the so-called ‘Operations’ in Ukraine,” the statement said, adding that “the enemy is exhausted and demoralized.”

Air raid alarms in several cities

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The anti-aircraft sirens have sounded again in several Ukrainian cities on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday to indicate to the population that they must take refuge from possible bombings. The population has had to confine itself to shelters in the regions of Cherkassy, ​​Dnipro, Lviv, kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odessa, Vinnytsia, Kirovograd and Khmelnytskyias well as in the cities of KyivIzium, Kremenchuk, Bila Tserkva, Nikopol, Mikolaiv, Izmail, Poltava and the Kryve Ozero areaas reported by the ‘kyiv Independent’.

According to the US network CNN, his team on the ground has heard loud explosions in the suburbs of the Ukrainian capital, kyiv. During the twentieth night of war, the Russian offensive continues and thousands of civilians have had to take shelter from bombing in bunkers in various areas of Ukraine.

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