TOP NEWS: The battles for Mariupol continue. The Ukrainian Army heroically has been defending the city for 47 days. Russia’s forces continue shelling of Lysychansk, Balaklia, Pisochyn, Zolochiv and Dergachi. The Ukrainian government has allocated the first billion to restore the liberated territories. A temporary crossing connecting Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel and Vorzel with Kyiv was set up. French specialists have arrived in Ukraine to investigate Russia’s war crimes. 8,000 people agreed to become rescue volunteers.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: In the Zaporizhzhia oblast, farmers began an agriculture sowing campaign. But firstly the sappers should check the field. The frontline is 30 kilometers away
The defense of Mariupol continues
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi said that everything possible and impossible is being done now to win the war against Russia and save the lives of civilians.
Russia’s forces shelled Lysychansk with heavy weapons
Russia hit a residential building in Lysychansk. At least one person was killed.
Russia’s forces killed 10 people in the Kharkiv oblast
Russian forces shelled Balaklia, Pisochyn, Zolochiv and Dergachi. At least 10 people were killed, including one child.
Liberated village of Vilkhivka was almost completely destroyed by Russia’s forces
Most of the residential buildings, shops and a local school were damaged or completely destroyed by Russian forces in the village of Vilkhivka in the Kharkiv oblast.
2,824 Ukrainians were evacuated on April 10
2,824 people were evacuated from frontline cities. Among evacuated residents of Mariupol and Berdyansk.
Ukrainian government has allocated the first billion to restore the liberated territories
The first billion hryvnias were allocated from the reserve fund for the reconstruction of the territories liberated from Russian forces. The Kyiv oblast received UAH 400 million, the Chernihiv oblast UAH 250 million, the Sumy oblast UAH 250 million, and the Zhytomyr oblast UAH 100 million to eliminate the consequences of hostilities and restore infrastructure.
A temporary crossing connecting Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel and Vorzel with Kyiv was set up
On April 11, a temporary crossing, connecting Irpin, Bucha, Gostomel and Vorzel with Kyiv, was set up. It will be able to transport humanitarian aid and building materials to the liberated cities.
The former mayor of Rubizhne suspected of treason
In March, the mayor of Rubizhne Serhiy Hortiv conspired with Russian forces and representatives of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic to commit treason.
Slovakia denied Russia’s lie about destroying the air defense system S-300
Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger denied the information of the Russian Ministry of Defense about the destruction of the S-300 air defense system provided to Ukraine by Slovakia.
Russia prepares a powerful information campaign to disrupt arms supplies to Ukraine
The Kremlin is doing everything to disrupt arms supplies to Ukraine. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, Moscow has prepared a large-scale information campaign aimed to descreditate Ukraine and disrupt weapon supply.
French specialists have arrived in Ukraine to investigate Russian war crimes
A detachment of specialists from France will investigate the war crimes of Russia’s forces in the Kyiv oblast.
Ukraine continues efforts to join the EU as soon as possible
The head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen believes that the process of joining the EU, which traditionally takes years, may be shorter for Ukraine.
Canada and the EU have announced new sanctions against Russia
Canada has announced sanctions against 33 Russian defense companies. The European Commission has put 21 Russian airlines on the air safety blacklist for security reasons.
24 Russian diplomats expelled from Croatia
24 Russia’s diplomats were expelled from Croatia due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.