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TOP NEWS: Russian Forces continue to shell and attack Ukrainian cities. For the second day in a row, civilians are killed and injured in Kharkiv due to shelling. Russian Forces targeted Brovary in the Kyiv Oblast with a missile. Traces of the chemical weapons were found near Trostyanets in the Sumy Oblast. Ukraine is negotiating for external financing of $50 billion. The Ukrainian team won the first gold at the Invictus Games.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: A fire broke out after Russian Forces attacked oil refinery in Lysychansk
Russian Forces shelled Kharkiv
As a result of the attack on Kharkiv, five people were killed and 13 people were injured.
Russian Forces attacked the town of Zolote in the Luhansk Oblast
Russian Forces shelled residential areas in the town of Zolote. Two people were killed and four people were injured.
Russian Forces hit Brovary with missiles
Russian Forces launched a missile strike on Brovary and hit infrastructure facilities. There is no information about victims or damage caused. As a result of the attack, the city could face problems with power and water supply.
In Borodyanka, the bodies of 41 Ukrainian were pulled out of the debris
Ukrainian rescuers dismantled the debris of five residential buildings in Borodyanka near the Ukrainian capital. The bodies of 41 people were pulled out of the debris.
Traces of chemical weapons were found near Trostyanets in the Sumy Oblast
Ampoules with chemicals were found in the village of Bilka near Trostyanets. This village was occupied by Russian Forces for several weeks. where the occupiers had been for a long time. Mayor of Trostyanets Yuriy Bova reported that there are traces of sarin and other substances.
On April 16, 1,449 people were evacuated
1381 people were evacuated from Mariupol and Berdyansk to Zaporizhzhia by their own cars. Despite constant shelling, 68 residents of the Luhansk Oblast were able to evacuate to a safe area.
Russian Forces kidnapped the 16-year-old son of the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration
Russian Forces abducted the son of Oleh Buryak, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration at a checkpoint in Vasylivka in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
In “Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics” Russian proxies have mobilized children to fight against Ukraine
The authorities of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics have mobilized the minors from the so-called “patriotic clubs” to fight in the war on behalf of Russia. Several mobilized teenagers have already been killed.
Ukrainian allies continue to provide military aid
Another batch of US military aid has arrived in Ukraine. Great Britain is going to provide armored vehicles to Ukraine in the coming days.
Russia had to freeze the production of anti-aircraft missile systems due to sanctions
A Russian facility responsible for the production of surface-to-air missiles has been shut down due to import restrictions and Western sanctions in the latest military production item to suffer amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Ukraine is negotiating with the G7 for an additional $50 billion aid
Ukraine plans to attract $50 billion in external financing. This could be an aid from the G7, interest-free loans or the redistribution of SDR quotas to the IMF.
Ukrainian team won first gold at the Invictus Games in The Hague
Veteran Rodion Sitdikov won a gold medal at the Invictus Games.