Press digest – Ukraine

47th day of heroic resistance of Ukraine against Russian military invasion


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📌 At about 9 pm Kyiv time on April 11, Russian occupation forces used a poisonous substance of unknown origin against Ukrainian military and civilians in Mariupol. The substance was dropped from an UAV. The victims have respiratory failure, vestibulo-atactic syndrome. The consequences of using an unknown substance are being clarified. This was reported by the Azov Regiment.

📌 More than 525 children were injured in the armed invasion of Russia. 183 children died and more than 342 were injured. In Vorzel there was found a body of a 15-year-old boy with gunshot wounds. As a result of the shelling of the village of Rozvazhiv, Vyshhorod district, Kyiv region, two boys aged 12 and 14 died of injuries. In Borodyanka, Kyiv region, a family with a 5-year-old child died as a result of the shelling. Their bodies have just been discovered.

📌As a result of the shelling of Balakliya in Kharkiv region on April 10, there are dead, including a child. This was reported in the Izyum district state administration. The exact number of casualties is being clarified.

📌Russians hit two houses and a private clinic in Severodonetsk, the city’s infrastructure is almost completely destroyed.

📌 On April 10, Russian troops fired more than ten missiles at Dnipropetrovsk region. One of them was shot down, the chairman of a regional council Nikolay Lukashuk reported.

📌 At the military airfield in Voronezh, Russia has assembled at least 32 Su-27 fighters (Flanker). This was revealed by satellite images of the American company Planet Labs, published by analysts at Orion Intel.

📌 The settlement of Vilkhivka in the Kharkiv region, liberated from the occupiers, was almost completely destroyed.

📌 On the night of April 11 in Mykolayiv there was a powerful explosion. The chairman of the Mykolayiv regional state administration Vitaly Kim reported that 1 person was wounded. The forest fire, which occurred as a result of the strikes, was localized on the morning of April 11. In general, as of April 11 in the Mykolayiv hospitals there are 367 people who suffered from attacks of military of the Russian Federation.

📌 Russian troops are trying to break through the defenses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the city of Izyum.

📌 Russia continues the siege and assault on the city of Mariupol in order to establish full control over the city. With the support of artillery and aircraft, the Russian occupiers continue to attack the areas of the Azovstal plant and the seaport.

📌 During the day on April 10, Russian troops fired about 66 artillery, mortars, and MLRS. Saltivka, Pyatihatky, Kholodna Hora, Pisochyn, Zolochiv, Balakliya, Derhachi were affected. Rescuers extinguished fires in houses, warehouses and other civilian infrastructure. 11 people were killed, including a 7-year-old child and 14 wounded.

📌 In order to disrupt the supply of goods to places of hostilities, Russian troops are likely to continue strikes on transport infrastructure in Ukraine to destroy or disable them.

📌 Russia fired on every city in Luhansk region. There are no surviving critical and any other infrastructure left in the region.

📌 The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine has already documented 166 destroyed or damaged cultural monuments.

📌 The Russian occupiers are trying to use Ukrainian children to reconnoiter the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In Kharkiv, they established contact with a boy through the Telegram. The invaders promised to pay for information about the positions of the Ukrainian military in the city. Meanwhile, in the Luhansk region, two Russians personally offered money to a 16-year-old in exchange for information about the location and routes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

📌 On April 11, at about 6 pm, the Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova announced the capture of the SMARTA cargo ship by the Russians. On the territory of the Mariupol Sea Commercial Port, members of the crew and the wife of the captain of the SMARTA ship under the Liberian flag, were captured and taken away in an unknown direction by the Russian military. According to preliminary data, they were taken in the direction of the temporarily occupied Donetsk. 18 people are citizens of Ukraine, 1 – a citizen of Egypt. There is no connection with the crew and the captain’s wife. Before capturing the sailors, Russian troops fired on the ship.

📌 As a result of Russian attacks, more than 1,600 high-rise residential buildings have been destroyed or damaged in Kharkiv.

📌 The Russians fired at Lysychansk with heavy weapons. There is 1 victim — the chairman of the Luhansk OVA Sergey Gayday reported. Ukrainian defenders shot down a Russian plane in Luhansk region.

📌About two-thirds of Ukrainian children have been forced to flee their home due to Russia’s military invasion, UNICEF reports. At the same time, half of these children may face food shortages. 

📌Hero of the day

Rafael Agayev, co-founder of Pizza Veterano, a serviceman. He died in the battles for Mariupol



⚠️ Russia does not plan to suspend hostilities on the territory of Ukraine for the negotiations, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said in an interview for Russian television.

⚠️ The “DNP (Donetsk People’s Republic” has declared the OSCE SMM’s activities on its territory illegal and states that representatives of the Mission must leave the territory of the pseudo-republic by 30 April.

⚠️ Provocative actions are expected to be carried out by the Russian Armed Forces in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova in order to accuse Ukraine of aggression against a neighboring state.

⚠️ The State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus stated that on the night of April 11, Polish servicemen fired on the Belarusian highway Peschatka.



📌 On April 10, 13 air targets were hit by units of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: 3 planes, 1 helicopter, 5 UAVs and 4 cruise missiles.

📌 In the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the defenders of Ukraine repulsed 4 enemy attacks, destroyed 5 tanks, 8 armored units, 6 units of motor vehicles and 8 enemy artillery systems.


📌Estimated losses of the Russian Federation Army in Ukraine:

📌 Over the past three days, road workers have cleared 67 kilometers of the Kyiv-Chop international highway. After all security measures, the Kyiv-Zhytomyr route will be opened.

📌 On April 11, the road to Irpen, Bucha, Gostomel, Vorzel was restored – a temporary embankment bridge was opened in Romanivka, which connected the cities with Kyiv.

📌 The Ministry of Agrarian Policy notes that according to the pessimistic scenario, 70% can be sown of farmlands in Ukraine this year.

📌 Priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate are collecting signatures on an appeal to the Council of Primates of the Ancient Eastern Churches “with a lawsuit against Patriarch Kirill.”

📌 The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine has already identified more than 500 Russian servicemen who have committed war crimes in Ukraine.



📌 Ukrainian cyber army hacked the site of Donetsk railways in the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and indicated one direction for all warehouses.



📌 On April 11, 4,354 people were evacuated through humanitarian corridors.

📌 Since April 9, the Russian occupiers have been daily violating agreements on the passage of a convoy of buses from Zaporizhzhia to evacuate people from Berdyansk, Tokmak and Energodar. They keep them at the checkpoint in Vasylivka.

📌 From Lysychansk, Bakhmut, Popasna, Slovyansk and other cities – about fifty people were evacuated to Lviv region with mine injuries, shrapnel wounds and amputated limbs. All of them are provided with the necessary treatment by the region’s medical staff. The oldest patient is 92 years old.

📌 Three volunteers of the charity fund “Everything will be Ukraine”, who left Odessa for Kherson on April 5 with humanitarian aid, did not get in touch for six days. According to the foundation, the driver, was captured by the Russian military.


President Volodymyr Zelensky’s daily statements 

📌 On April 11, President Zelensky addressed the South Korean parliament: “For 47 days, Ukraine has been defending itself from the entire Russian army, fromits most capable units. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are fighting heroically, very wisely, rationally using available resources and weapons. Ukraine receives assistance from various countries. And I am sincerely grateful to the Republic of Korea, I am sincerely grateful to your people for support. But we need much more.” 

📌President Zelensky in an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes program on how the world understands war and whether a united West could prevent it. Also about the values that Ukraine defends, the evidence of the war crimes of the occupiers and the need to help Ukraine with weapons. 

📌 Under the leadership of Volodymyr Zelensky, work is under way to establish an international tribunal to bring Russia and the Russian military to justice. An international mechanism is being developed to compensate for the damage done to Ukraine.

📌 On April 10, President Zelensky discussed by a telephone with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz the need to identify and punish all those responsible for Russia’s war crimes against Ukraine.



📌 Swedish mobile equipment company Ericsson has decided to suspend its business in Russia indefinitely. The French financial conglomerate Societe Generale is also leaving Russia.

📌 A detachment of technical and scientific gendarmes arrived in Lviv from France. They will assist in the investigation of war crimes committed by the Russian military around Kyiv. This was reported by the French Ambassador to Ukraine.

📌 In London on Saturday, people protested against the war in Ukraine and the atrocities committed by the Russian army. In Vienna, people lit a thousand candles in memory of people who died because of Russian aggression in our country. A rally of support was also held in Stockholm. At the meantime, Ukrainians in Ravensburg at the Lichter Fest carried through the streets of the city a bird of peace – a dove with the call “Stand With Ukraine”.

📌 The legendary American band Red Hot Chili Peppers called for support for Ukrainian refugees affected by the Russian invasion.

📌 The rock band U-2 also supported Ukraine: “The brave people of Ukraine are fighting for their freedom — and for ours — in the face of unspeakable violence and an unjust invasion. More than 4 million people, mostly women and children, have had to flee for their lives — a population nearly the size of Ireland. World leaders must stand up and stand by Ukrainians now, those who are fighting and those who have fled, and stand with refugees everywhere who have been forced from their homes and their lands”.

📌 The first limited edition bottle in support of Ukraine has been released and will be sold around the world. All proceeds from the sale will go to World Central Kitchen, which is currently helping Ukraine.

📌 At the charity match of Shakhtar with the Greek club Olympiacos, 176 toys were placed in one of the sectors. The footballers wanted to honor the memory of the children who died due to Russian aggression.


📌 Austrian Chancellor Karl Negammer commented on a meeting with Russian President Putin on April 11, saying it was not friendly, but “tough, open and straightforward.” “I have just arrived from Ukraine and have seen firsthand the immense suffering caused by Russia’s aggressive war,” Negammer told Putin about the war crimes in Bucha and that responsible for them should be held accountable.

📌 NATO plans a permanent military presence on its eastern border. The Alliance plans a “reset” that will make troops in Eastern European countries a full-fledged deterrent if Russia decides to move on.

📌On April 11, Finland suspended postal services with Russia and Belarus until further notice.

📌 German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said that Ukraine urgently needed military support, especially heavy weapons, to be able to defend itself against Russian attacks.

📌 Croatia has claimed the expulsion of 24 Russian embassy staff due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and “brutal aggression.”

📌 Canada has announced sanctions against 33 Russian defense companies involved in supporting the Russian military in the war in Ukraine.

📌 The European Commission has announced an update of the EU Aviation Safety List, which includes airlines banned from operating in the EU due to non-compliance with safety standards, and blacklisted 21 Russian airlines at once. The US Department of Commerce has also imposed sanctions on three Russian airlines: Aeroflot, Azur Air and UTair.

📌 Employees of the Customs Administration of the State Revenue Service of Latvia banned 152 trucks with Russian and Belarusian license plates from entering the country.

📌 Germany will allocate 1 million euros to support the International Criminal Court, which investigates war crimes of the Russian army in Ukraine.

📌 Latvia allocates 100 thousand euros for the work of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan, which investigates crimes in Russia.

📌 Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt. This was confirmed by the Biden administration and CNN, citing Standard & Poor’s.

📌Countries that have started to ban Russian energy import.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba’s daily statements 

📌 Russia is preparing another fake and information wave against Ukraine. Their goal is to deprive the country of aid. This was announced by Dmytro Kuleba: «Russia knows arms supplies are essential for Ukraine and mobilizes all efforts to undermine them. Moscow prepared a massive info campaign targeting foreign media and politicians. Their troll factory may spam emails and flood comments with disinfo on Ukraine. Don’t fall for it».

📌 Ukraine insists on expanding sanctions against the Russian energy sector, including the introduction of an embargo on oil imports.


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I am confident we will manage to rebuild our state quickly. Whatever the losses may be… It will be a historic reconstruction. A project that will inspire the world just as our struggle for freedom. Just as our struggle for Ukraine.