TOP NEWS: Ukraine and Russia have exchanged prisoners. 86 Ukrainian defenders have returned home. Russia’s Forces begin retreat. The Ukrainian defenders continue to liberate the settlements in the Kyiv, Chernihiv and Kherson Oblasts. Russian Forces continue to blockade evacuation to Ukrainian-controlled territory. Ukraine’s allies continue to provide new weapons to fight Russia’s invasion.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: The head of the Kharkiv regional military administration in his ruined office, which was hit with the Russia’s missile
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Destroyed by Russian Forces the city of Hostomel and the world’s largest cargo plane Antonov-225 “Mriya”
Association of independent filmmakers Babylon ’13 showed how Hostomel and the cargo plane Antonov-225 “Mriya” look like after Russia’s attacks
86 Ukrainian defenders have been released from Russia’s captivity
In Zaporizhzhia Oblast Ukraine and Russia have exchanged prisoners. 86 Ukrainian defenders, including 15 women, have returned home. They are all safe now.
Russian Forces do not allow Melitopol residents to evacuate to Ukrainian-controlled territory
Russian Forces allow Melitopol residents to evacuate only to the Crimea.
More than a thousand people have managed to evacuate from Melitopol
After several attempts by Russian Forces to blockade Melitopol residents have managed to evacuate the city successfully. The evacuation convoy of six buses, three trucks and more than 300 cars left in the direction of Zaporizhzhia.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated the villages of the Kyiv and Chernihiv Oblasts
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have regained control over 28 settlements in the Kyiv and Chernihiv Oblasts.
The Ukrainian defenders liberated 11 settlements in the Kherson Oblast
Among the liberated villages and settlements of Novovorontsovka, Mala Shesternya, Novohryhorivka, Topolyne, Knyazivka, Krasnivka, Svobodne, Kamyanka, Pryhirya, Kochubeivka, and Orlove.
Ukrainian defenders have also managed to capture several Russia’s tanks and combat vehicles.
Russia’s Forces begin retreat from the Brovary district
The Armed Forces of Ukraine regains control over settlements near Ukraine’s capital Kyiv.
Most of the Russian Forces leave Bucha. But it is still dangerous for residents to return
Russia withdrew most of its forces and equipment from Bucha, the city near Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. But some sabotage and reconnaissance groups are still in Bucha. Russia’s Forces have also mined plenty of cars, buildings and dead bodies.
At least $10 billions are needed to rebuild Mariupol
Ukrainian authorities work to obtain from Russia reparations for both complete reconstruction of Mariupol and payments for the city’s residents.
Australia will provide Ukraine with armored personnel carriers
Australia will provide Ukraine with the Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles.
Great Britain and its allies will strengthen Ukraine with weapons
Great Britain and its allies have agreed to send more weapons to Ukraine to counter Russia’s invasion. Assistance will include the provision of air and coastal defense systems, artillery and armored vehicles.
Ukraine’s parliament recognized Russia as a terrorist state and banned neo-Nazi symbols
Ukraine’s parliament has passed a bill, which bans the use of Russia’s neo-Nazi symbols (letters “Z” and “V”) and recognizes Russia as a terrorist state.