TOP NEWS: Russia has not stop shelling and bombing Ukrainian cities: missiles hit Vinnytsia, Russians countinue bombardment of Mariupol and shelling Odesa. More than 7,000 people have been evacuated from hostilities. Ukrainians believe that only the Ukrainian language should be the state language. The EU is creating a single platform for gas procurement, which Ukraine can join. Agricultural sowing season has begun in Ukraine.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Russian shelling has damaged a gas pipeline that supplies gas to more than 10,000 households in a suburb of Kharkiv. Kharkiv gasmen try to repair the gas pipeline under Russin fire
About 300 people were killed in the Mariupol Drama Theater
The bombing of the Mariupol Drama Theater by a Russian airstrike killed about 300 people. This was reported by the Mariupol City Council.
Russia shelled Vinnytsia with missiles
Russian troops fired rockets at the territory of the Air Force Defence in Vinnytsia. The enemy fired six missiles. Some of them were shot down by air defense, and the rest hit several buildings. No one was injured.
In Mariupol, the occupant destroyed the Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Russian troops have bombed a new children’s medical center in Mariupol, which Ukraine has built with the European Investment Bank. The institution was opened only last year.
A Russian warship shelled the Odesa region
A Russian warship shelled the village of Sanzhiyka near Odesa. Russians have announced “security guarantees” for the passage of ships three hours later.
Russia is destroying Ukrainian churches and religious buildings
59 churches in at least 8 oblasts have been damaged since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. The occupants destroy two spiritual buildings every day. The vast majority of them are Orthodox churches. Mosques, synagogues, and Protestant churches were also destroyed.
“Novotroitske is a Ukrainian settlement”: residents of the Kherson region protest against occupants
Residents of Novotroitske in the Kherson region took to the streets against the Russian occupants. People held Ukrainian flags, posters “Novotroitske is a Ukrainian settlement, not the “pseudo republic” and “Occupants, go home!”
State Bureau of Investigation investigate a treason of ex-mayor of Izium in the Kharkiv region
The State Bureau of Investigation has opened a case on suspicion of treason against the former mayor of Izium in Kharkiv region, as well as two deputies of the City Council and a former police officer.
7,331 people have been evacuated through humanitarian corridors
The evacuation of people from “the hot spots” continues. 2,800 residents of Mariupol left the city by their own vehicles. About 4,000 people have been evacuated from Zaporizhzhia by buses. 531 people have been evacuated from Melitopol to Zaporizhzhia. Almost 38,000 people have been evacuated during one week.
A third of Russian-speaking Ukrainians are ready to switch to Ukrainian after the Russian invasion
83% of Ukrainians believe that the Ukrainian language should be the only state language. Many people who have spoken Russian so far are ready to switch to Ukrainian.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed the Russian general in Chornobaivka responsible for capturing Mykolaiv
Ukrainian fighters killed the commander of the 49th Combined Arms Army, Lieutenant General Yakov Rezantsev. He died at the airport in Chornobaivka.
Fighting continues in Sumy region
Fierce battles are going on in Konotop, Sumy and Okhtyrka.
Slavutych’s defenders fought off the first attempt of Russians to capture the city
Slavutych’s territorial defense in the Chernihiv region fought off the first attempt of Russian troops to blockade and capture the city.
EU countries will jointly purchase gas. Ukraine will be able to join
To get rid of dependence on Russia, EU countries will create a platform for joint gas procurement. It will be open to the Eastern Partnership countries, including Ukraine.
Agricultural sowing campaign has already begun in 11 regions of Ukraine
Farmers have started sowing campaigns in 11 regions of Ukraine. The government will provide farmers with interest-free financing and help to reduce fuel prices.