Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (May)

Kyiv, civil building, after the Russian air strike  by the "high-precision" missile
Kyiv, civil building, after the Russian air strike by the "high-precision" missile

The Russian aggression against Ukraine, which began in 2014 with the occupation of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, has shown that the Kremlin is disregarded international law and its international commitments. This is evidenced by the War in Syria and proved by the eight-year Russian-Ukrainian war, which in recent days has grown into a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine

Multi-year, Russia has repeatedly violated international humanitarian law in Ukraine. We have a lot of examples of it, but now Defense Express pay attention to the glaring violations of the last few days, which require world condemnation by the community and effective prosecution of offenses in international courts.

The facts of international humanitarian law violations by russian armed forces in Ukraine in February - April 2022 you can find here.

May 20. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the shelling of the newly reconstructed Palace of Culture in Lozova, Kharkiv oblast:Seven victims, including an 11-year-old child. The occupiers identified culture, education and humanity as their enemies. And they do not spare them missiles or bombs. What is in the minds of people who choose such targets? Absolute evil, absolute stupidity.''

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May 20. In Luhansk oblast, more than 11,000 houses were destroyed by the Russian army, of which almost 3,200 were high-rise buildings.

May 20. Rubizhne divided the fate of Mariupol — the industrial city was completely destroyed, there are no surviving buildings, many houses can not be restored. There are cemeteries in the yards, said Serhiy Haidai, the head of the Luhansk Oblast State Administration.

"Before the war, more than 60,000 people lived here, worked in factories, in the budget sphere, in a developed small business. Today, border guards are divided into three categories: those who were evacuated to safe cities in Ukraine or abroad; those deported to Russia or the occupied territories; those who are still held hostage by the Kadyrovites and live in the basements of the city.

We will build it almost from scratch," Haidai stressed.

May 20. At night in Derhachi near Kharkiv, a shell hit a private house. A garage and a car caught fire in the village of Mala Danylivka. At about 5:00 am, 7 garages of the zoo-veterinary academy were on fire, said Oleh Synegubov, head of the Oblast Military Administration.

According to preliminary data, no one was injured. In the morning, three people were injured in the shelling in Shevchenkove.

Over the past 24 hours, Russian troops fired at the Smerch, Uragan and Grad multiple rocket launchers at the Kyivsky district of Kharkiv, Saltivka, and Oleksiyivka.

May 20. Russians are attacking Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk, in the oblast center, there are 12 killed, in Luhansk oblast, there are more than 60 destroyed houses, said the head of the Oblast Military Administration Serhiy Haidai.

At least five high-rise buildings have been destroyed in Sievierodonetsk. In Lysychansk, shelling damaged 12 houses, in Novodruzhesk — 14, in Pryvillia — 17.

May 20. Russian troops have killed 232 children and injured at least 427 across Ukraine since the full-scale invasion started on February 24.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office reported the news on Telegram, according to Ukrinform.

"As of the morning of May 20, more than 659 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. According to official figures from juvenile prosecutors, 232 children were killed and more than 427 were injured," the statement said.

The figures are not final as work is underway to establish casualties in areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

Most children were affected in Donetsk region – 145, Kyiv region – 116, Kharkiv region – 100, Chernihiv region – 68, Kherson region – 48, Luhansk region – 47, Mykolaiv region – 44, Zaporizhzhia region – 28, Sumy region – 17, Kyiv city – 16, and Zhytomyr region – 15.

May 19. As a result of the Russian attacks, there is no electricity or water supply in the entire territory of Luhansk region. There is almost no mobile communication, and gas is available only partially in three localities.

"Luhansk region is completely out of electricity. Yesterday the orcs destroyed the last working substation. Mobile communication is also almost missing. Only generators and Starlink stations in humanitarian headquarters help out," the press service of Luhansk Regional Military Administration posted on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

Locals prepare meals over a fire as the gas supply was broken.

There is no centralized water supply for about a month. People set up showers on the streets near their houses. Water is delivered by State Emergency Service teams. Stationary tanks have been placed in towns, village residents used wells.

May 19. In Donetsk region, Russian invaders launched another airstrike on Bakhmut town, hitting a five-story apartment block, a private house, and an administrative building.

Rescuers removed six people from the rubble. Their health condition is satisfactory.

"The shells hit a five-story apartment block, a private house, and an administrative building. Rescuers removed six people from the private house rubble. Their health condition is satisfactory. The entire entrance of the five-story block was destroyed, but, according to preliminary information, no one was injured," Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko posted on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

He noted that the Russians continued to shell civilians, but timely evacuation saved hundreds of lives. Of Bakhmut's 73,000 residents, just over 20,000 remain in the town, diminishing the potential number of casualties the enemy expects.

“Once again, I ask everyone, who has an opportunity, to leave Donetsk region. Now there are no absolutely safe places in Donetsk region. Evacuation saves lives!” Kyrylenko stressed.

On May 17, the Russian aggressor launched a missile strike on Bakhmut, killing five people, including a two-year-old child, in a destroyed house. Four others, including three children aged 9, 12, and 17, suffered injuries of varying severity.

May 19. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General's Office: Some 231 children die in Ukraine due to armed aggression of Russia, 427 children injured.

Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation 658 children were injured in, as of the morning of May 19. The official number of dead children was 231 people, the number of injured was 427, the Prosecutor General's Office reports.

These figures are not final, as work is underway to establish them in areas of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories, the message released on Thursday morning says.

Children suffered the most in in Donetsk region – 144, Kyiv region – 116, Kharkiv region – 100, Chernihiv region – 68, Kherson region – 48, Luhansk region – 47, Mykolaiv region – 44, Zaporizhzhia region – 28, Sumy region – 17, Kyiv city – 16, Zhytomyr region – 15.

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General's Office: Some 231 children die in Ukraine due to armed aggression of Russia, 427 children injured, Defense Express

On May 17, children aged 9, 12 and 17 were seriously injured by a missile attack on a residential building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region. On May 18, rescuers found the bodies of a woman and a two-year-old child under the rubble of the destroyed house.

Reports also emerged of the death of a 17-year-old girl in Polohy, Zaporizhzhia region, after Russian troops shelled civilian infrastructure.

On May 16, eight people, including a five-year-old girl, were injured in a mine explosion on a highway in the Mykolaiv region.

A total of 1,828 educational institutions have been damaged in bombing and shelling of Ukrainian cities, towns, and villages by the armed forces of the Russian Federation. Of them, 171 are completely destroyed.

May 18. In the morning on May 18 in Mykolayiv as a result of missile attack by the Russian troops the private house in the Ingulsky district caught fire. It is known at least about one victim with shrapnel wounds, the spokeswoman of the State Emergency Service in the Mykolayiv oblast Illiana Patsyuk reported, writes «Suspline».

May 18. During the past 24hrs, four people died in Luhansk oblast. The doctors are fighting for the life of the 15-year old child in the intensive care unit in Dnipro, who yesterday got the kidneys injury. In addition, Sievierodonetsk-based Azot was once again damaged, the head of the Oblast Military Administration, Serhiy Haidai, said.

May 18. The Russian military fired rockets at Dnipro, one woman was wounded in the shelling, said the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko.

May 17 One person has been killed in Russia’s missile strike on a five-storey apartment block in Bakhmut, Donetsk Region. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian State Emergency Service on Telegram.

At 01:30 p.m., May 17, 2022, a five-storey apartment block in Bakhmut was hit with a Russian missile. As a result, the constructional elements at the second entrance got destroyed from floor 5 to floor 1, and a fire broke out.

At 03:20 p.m., the fire was localized within an area of 60 square meters. A child, born in 2013, was rescued from under the rubble in moderately grave condition. One more person was found dead. Rescue works are underway.

A total of 13 rescuers and one equipment unit of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service are working at the scene.

May 17. Over the past 24 hours, Russia has opened fire again on Kharkiv and Chuhuiv districts. Two people were killed and ten were injured in the shelling.

A 40-year-old man died in the village of Tsyrkuny, and two others were injured in the village of Rohan.

In the village of Pechenigy, an enemy shell hit a residential building — one resident was killed and another was injured.

Three people were also injured in the village of Malynivka. Two people were injured in the village of Korobochkyne.

May 17. More than 652 children have been injured in Ukraine as a result of Russiaʼs full-scale armed aggression, according to the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office.

According to official data from juvenile prosecutors, 229 children died and more than 423 were injured.

The most affected children were in Donetsk oblast— 140, Kyiv oblast — 116, Kharkiv oblast — 100, Chernihiv oblast — 68, Kherson oblast — 48, Luhansk oblast — 47, Mykolaiv oblast— 44, Zaporizhzhia oblast— 28, Sumy oblast — 17, in Kyiv — 16, Zhytomyr oblast — 15.

May 17. The Security Service of Ukraine has already identified 1,140 Russian servicemen who committed atrocities against civilians in Kyiv Oblast.

May 17. An evacuation bus from Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk came under fire from "Grads".

"Patrol policemen took 36 people from Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk. The bus came under fire near the oil refinery and in the Volodymyrivka area. "Grad" laid almost along the road. Everyone is alive. We slipped through. The armored truck is working. Everyone is already safe," said Serhiy Haidai, head of Luhansk Oblast Military Administration.

May 17. The Kyiv Oblastʼs Prosecutorʼs Office and the Security Service of Ukraine have exposed a Russian rapist.

Ukrainian law enforcement officials reported the suspicion of the Russian military Bulat Fassakhov, who raped women in Kyiv Oblast.

May 16. Russian troops have shelled a hospital and residential houses in Sievierodonetsk, killing at least 10 civilians.

The relevant statement was made by Luhansk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Haidai on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Rashists are continuously shelling Sievierodonetsk. Residential houses were damaged; a hospital came under enemy fire again. At least 10 civilians were killed,” Haidai wrote.

May 16. Another burial place of those shot by the Russian military was found in Kyiv oblast near Makarov. Among the three men killed was a foreigner, a Czech national. Along with the burial, the occupiers installed stretching with a grenade. This was announced by Kyiv Police Chief Andriy Niebytov. Police also found the body of another shot local near the village of Rakivka.

May 15. As a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, 227 children were killed, more than 420 were injured, the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office reports.

"As of the morning of May 14, 2022, more than 647 children suffered in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to official data, 227 children were killed and more than 420 were injured. Most of the children suffered in Donetsk region - 139, Kyiv region - 116, Kharkiv region - 99, Chernihiv region - 68, Kherson region - 48, Luhansk region - 45, Mykolaiv region - 44, Zaporizhia region - 28, Sumy region - 17, Kyiv city - 16, Zhytomyr region – 15," the message posted on the Telegram channel says.

These figures are not final, since work is underway to establish them in places of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

On May 12, a 12-year-old boy who was seriously wounded on May 1 during the shelling of the city of Popasna, Luhansk region, died in a medical institution.

As a result of bombing and shelling of Ukrainian cities and villages by Russian Armed Forces, 1,748 educational institutions were damaged, 144 of them were completely destroyed.

May 14. 227 children have been killed and 420 injured in Ukraine as a result of the military aggression waged by the Russian Federation. The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this on Telegram.

"As of the morning of May 14, more than 647 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression waged by the Russian Federation. According to official data, 227 children were killed and over 420 were injured," the statement said.

These figures are not final, as work is underway to establish casualties in places of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories, the Prosecutor General's Office said.

According to juvenile prosecutors, most children were affected in Donetsk region – 139, Kyiv region – 116, Kharkiv region – 99, Chernihiv region – 68, Kherson region – 48, Luhansk region – 45, Mykolaiv region – 44, Zaporizhzhia region – 28, Sumy region – 17, Kyiv city – 16, Zhytomyr region – 15..

May 14. At dawn on May 14, Russian troops fired on the Shyrokiv community in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast from Uragans, said Oblast administration head Valentyn Reznichenko.

No one was killed or injured. Windows were broken in several houses, and cluster munitions fell in several yards.

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Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (May)

May 14. Over the past 24 hours (May 13), the occupiers destroyed more than 50 houses in Luhansk Oblast in the settlements of Hirske and Popasna communities, and in Lysychansk they hit the plant building.

May 13. Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to the Mariupol mayor, has released a video showing thousands of residents of the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol standing in line for food to be distributed by the Russian invaders. He posted the video on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

Andriushchenko also published a photo with garbage bags, where an elderly woman is looking for something.

"The humanitarian situation in reality and propaganda. Reality: in the video - daily queues for food at the Metro [shopping mall]. There are as many as 3,000 food kits per 150,000 population per day from the occupiers. In the photo: the elderly are forced to collect leftovers in the garbage due to being unable to get help and food at the 'humanitarian aid headquarters'," the mayor's adviser wrote.

In the video, many people can be seen standing in front of the former Metro sopping center, which has now become a so-called "help center." The facade of this building has a new sign with the inscription: "Help Center. United Russia. Information, dining room, medical care."

May 13. Russian troops fired on a convoy of civilians from "Grads" as they were leaving the occupied Kherson oblast. It happened on May 12 near the village of Karierne, the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office said. A 10-year-old child was injured.

May 13. On May 12, 2022, two civilians were killed and four injured in Russia’s shelling of Derhachi, Kharkiv Region.

The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Regional Military Administration on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The city of Derhachi came under the most extensive enemy fire. Unfortunately, two civilians were killed and four injured. Russians inflicted damage to a humanitarian aid hub, civil registration office, outpatient department and ambulance station,” the report states.

In addition, according to the regional military administration, three civilians were injured in the Zolochiv community and two more in Balakliia.

Last night was relatively calm in the city of Kharkiv. Meanwhile, Kharkiv Airport was hit with a Russian missile yesterday, but no casualties were reported. Three persons were injured in Russia’s shelling of Saltivka.

A reminder that, on May 12, 2022, Russian troops shelled Kharkiv Region’s Derhachi with the Uragan multiple rocket launcher systems. In the morning of May 13, 2022, a humanitarian aid hub located in a cultural hall was destroyed in Russia’s missile strike.

May 13. As of May 13, 226 children were killed and 420 were injured in Ukraine as a result of the military aggression waged by the Russian Federation.

"More than 646 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression waged by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of May 13, 2022, the official number of children killed has not changed – 226. The number of injured has risen to 420," the Prosecutor General’s Office informs.

Most children were affected in Donetsk region – 139, Kyiv region – 116, Kharkiv region – 99, Chernihiv region – 68, Kherson region – 48, Luhansk region – 45, Mykolayiv region – 44, Zaporizhzhia region – 28, Sumy region – 17, Kyiv city – 16, Zhytomyr region – 15.

"These figures are not final, as work is underway to establish casualties in places of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories," the Prosecutor General's Office noted.

May 13. Nearly 170,000 people in Mariupol are suffering from hunger, said Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova. The Russians do not allow humanitarian convoys from Ukraine and international organizations into the city. At the same time, in their propaganda, they talk about the distribution of meager food kits, which are barely enough for several thousand people.

May 12. Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Yevheniy Yenin said that the Russian military shot civilians in Kharkiv oblast from a tank.

May 12. The war in Ukraine, unleashed by Russia, has killed nearly 100 children over the past month.

The relevant statement was made by UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi at the UN Security Council Meeting on the maintenance of peace and security in Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“As each day passes, more Ukrainian children are exposed to the horrors of this war. In just this past month, the UN verified that nearly 100 children were killed, and we believe the actual figures to be considerably higher,” Abdi told.

In his words, even more children have been injured and faced grave violations of their rights; millions more have been displaced.

“The war in Ukraine, like all wars, is a child protection and child rights crisis,” Abdi stressed.

According to Abdi, due to the war, children are deprived of their right to education, and remote learning can only be a temporary solution.

“It is estimated that 3.7 million children in Ukraine and abroad are using online and distance learning options. But enormous obstacles remain, including capacity and resource constraints, language barriers, and unpredictable movements of children and their families,” Abdi noted.

May 12. Civilian casualties from February 24, when Russia started the war against Ukraine, to 00:00 on May 10 amounted to 7,256 civilians (the day before soem 7,172), including 3,496 killed (3,459), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said on Wednesday, May 11.

"OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration," the UN said.

According to it, this concerns, for example, Mariupol (Donetsk region), Izium (Kharkiv region), and Popasna (Luhansk region), where there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties.

"Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes," the UN said.

According to confirmed UN figures, some 1,268 men, some 821 women, 93 boys and 76 girls were killed, while the gender of 69 children and 1,169 adults has not yet been determined.

Among the 3,760 wounded were 94 boys and 87 girls, as well as 167 children whose gender has not yet been determined.

Compared to the report the day before, one child was wounded.

May 11. Russia's military on Wednesday launched 15 missile strikes on the village of Komyshuvakha in the Zaporizhzhia region, killing one person and injuring three more.

Oleksandr Starukh, head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, said this on Telegram.

"Today, May 11, the village of Komyshuvakha in the Zaporizhzhia region came under the ruthless bombardment. Some 15 missiles exploded in residential neighborhoods of the [village]. Dozens of buildings were damaged. One person was killed by the occupiers," the statement said.

Three people are reported to have been injured in the attack.

The regional military administration also released a video showing the consequences of the enemy shelling.

Earlier it was reported that on May 11, at about 05:15, a Russian missile was shot down by air defense systems over the village of Komyshuvakha in the Zaporizhzhia region. In the afternoon, the regional military administration warned that the Russian military was shelling with artillery fire the residential areas in Komyshuvakha and asked people not to leave shelters.

May 11. The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine has recorded 231 environmental crimes committed by Russian troops since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

That’s according to the press service of Ukraine’s Ecology Ministry, Ukrinform reports.

"The Ecology Ministry assisted by subordinate executive bodies and environmental activists has been recording environmental crimes by the ruscists since the first day of the war, and calculating losses using special methodology," said Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strilets.

According to the minister, 231 environmental crimes of the Russian Federation have already been documented on the territory of Ukraine and in the Black Sea. Most ecocide cases were detected in Kyiv region (34), Donetsk region (27), and Dnipropetrovsk region (22).

May 11. In Kharkiv Region, Russians chose the Ukrainian philosopher, Hryhorii Skovoroda, as their next enemy, and launched a missile strike on his museum in the village of Skovorodynivka on the night of May 7, 2022.

The enemy metal destroyed the mansion of the Kovalivsky landowners, which was built in the 18th century and housed an exposition of the National Literary and Memorial Museum of Hryhorii Skovoroda. But, this again drew the attention of Ukrainians and the whole world to the one who insisted that those could be happy who would understand themselves and be free.

May 11. In Mykolayiv region, nine people were injured as a result of attacks by Russian aggressors over the past 24 hours. “Over the past day, nine people were injured in Mykolayiv region. Fortunately, there were no children among the victims," Head of the Mykolayiv Regional Council Hanna Zamazeyeva posted on Telegram on May 11.

According to her, all the injured were taken to healthcare facilities and now receive the necessary assistance.

As of morning on May 11, 159 people who suffered from Russian attacks stay in Mykolayiv region hospitals.

May 11. In Ukraine, 226 children were killed and 417 were injured in a full-scale invasion unleashed by the Russian Federation.

That’s according to the Prosecutor General's Office, Ukrinform reports.

"More than 643 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of May 11, 2022, the official number of underage victims has not changed (226). The number of injured has increased to 417," the statement reads.

The prosecutors note that these figures are not final, as work is underway to count the affected children in the zones of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

The largest number of children affected by war was recorded in Donetsk region (139), Kyiv region (116), Kharkiv region (99), Chernihiv region (68), Kherson region (46), Luhansk region (45), Mykolaiv region (44), Zaporizhia region (28), Sumy region (17), Kyiv city (16), and Zhytomyr region (15).

May 10. A total of 44 bodies of civilians have been found under the rubble of a 5-storey building in the temporarily occupied city of Izium, Kharkiv Region.

The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Regional Military Head Oleh Syniehubov on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“A total of 44 bodies of civilians were found under the rubble of a 5-storey residential house, which was destroyed by Russian occupiers in early March 2022,” Syniehubov wrote.

It is another horrible war crime committed by Russian troops against civilians, Syniehubov stressed. In his words, Ukrainian authorities are recording each crime, and those responsible will be brought to justice.

May 10. The World Health Organization (WHO) has verified 200 attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine since the start of the war, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Tuesday, urging Russia "to stop this war."

Speaking from Kyiv after spending two days in Ukraine, Tedros said he was "deeply moved" by what he'd seen and heard.

Tedros said attacks on healthcare facilities "must stop," adding: "There is one medicine WHO cannot deliver, and which Ukraine needs more than any other, and that is peace."

"So we continue to call on the Russian Federation to stop this war," he said.

Tedros said he discussed the health situation in the country with Ukrainian officials and said the WHO will continue to support Ukraine's healthcare system.

"My message to all the people of Ukraine is that WHO stands with you," he said.

The WHO chief said that, despite the devastation, he has also seen "extraordinary resilience" in Ukraine as people try to restore their lives.

"My time here has affected me very personally," he said. "As someone, myself, who grew up in a war zone I understand only too well how the people of Ukraine feel."

"I know the impact, I know the devastation of war firsthand and I felt very, very sad when Russia invaded Ukraine."

May 10. A total of 226 children have been killed and 416 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Over 642 children in Ukraine have been affected by the Russian armed aggression. As of May 10, 2022, the number of those killed remained unchanged (226 children). The number of those injured increased to 416,” the report states.

According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, these data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (139), Kyiv Region (116), Kharkiv Region (99), Chernihiv Region (68), Kherson Region (46), Mykolaiv Region (44), Luhansk Region (44), Zaporizhzhia Region (28), Sumy Region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr Region (15).

On May 8, 2022, a 17-year-old girl was injured in Russia’s cruise missile strike on Nova Dofinivka, Odesa Region.

A total of 1,657 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, and 132 of them were destroyed completely.

May 10. One person was killed and five more were injured as Russians fired seven missiles on Odesa, southern Ukraine.

"Ruscists again struck Odesa with the use of aircraft. Seven missiles were fired on the city. However, the enemy's missile reserves are obviously depleting as the vintage Soviet models were used with failed guidance given their age. Searching for strategic facilities, obsolete missiles managed to hit an ‘extremely dangerous’ shopping mall and a warehouse of finished consumer goods," the Operational Command "South" posted on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

As a result of the enemy attack, one person was killed, and five injured were taken to hospital.

May 9. It is currently impossible to remove 60 people, most likely dead, from the rubble of the school in Bilohirivka, which was bombed by Russian invaders on May 7.

"We all see now how Russia pursues the ‘liberation of Donbas’ by destroying everything. The day before yesterday, a bomb hit a school where people were sheltering from the shelling. We can't even remove 60 people from the rubble as the spot is under constant fire," Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai posted on Telegram.

The school in Bilohirivka after russian attack
The school in Bilohirivka after russian attack

May 9. A total of 226 children have been killed and 415 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started on February 24.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office said this on Facebook.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk region (139), Kyiv region (116), Kharkiv region (99), Chernihiv region (68), Kherson region (46), Mykolaiv region (44), Luhansk region (44), Zaporizhzhia region (28), Sumy region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr region (15).

On May 8, reports emerged of the death of a 13-year-old girl who was in a convoy of private cars that came under fire by Russians in the Chuhuiv district of the Kharkiv region on May 4.

May 8. In the village of Tsyrkuny, Kharkiv Region, which has recently been liberated by the Ukrainian Army, law enforcement officers are recording the crimes committed by Russian invaders and conducting mine clearance operations.

The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Head Oleh Syniehubov on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Since the first days of Russia’s full-scale invasion, Tsyrkuny had been under Russian occupation. The ‘Russian world’ brought suffering and ruination only: houses and streets were destroyed. Today local residents, with tears in their eyes, have been greeting the defenders who liberated the village,” Syniehubov wrote, posting the relevant photographs.

In his words, law enforcement officers are now working in the village to record the crimes committed by Russian troops. Pyrotechnics experts are gradually conducting mine clearance operations.

According to Syniehubov, restoration works within critical infrastructure facilities will start as soon as the military allow.

May 8. The Russian military aviation has fired twice at settlements in Sumy Region.

The relevant statement was made by the North Operational Command on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“On May 8, 2022, the enemy aviation fired twice at settlements in Sumy Region,” the report states.

Reportedly, at about 05:40 p.m., Russia’s Su-30 aircraft launched a missile and air strike from the territory of the Russian Federation on three settlements in Sumy Region. No casualties were reported.

May 8. Since the beginning of the war, Russian invaders have killed 225 children in Ukraine. “As of the morning of May 8, the full-scale Russian armed invasion of Ukraine affected more than 638 children: 225 children were killed and more than 413 children were wounded,” the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Facebook.

It is noted that these figures are not final as the documentation is underway in places of active hostilities, the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

Most children were affected in Donetsk region – 139, Kyiv region – 116, Kharkiv region – 98, Chernihiv region – 68, Kherson region – 46, Mykolayiv region – 44, Luhansk region – 42, Zaporizhzhia region – 28, Sumy region – 17, Kyiv city – 16, Zhytomyr region – 15.

In particular, on May 7, two boys, 11 and 14, were killed and two girls, 8 and 12, were injured in a Russian shelling of the town of Pryvillia of Sievierodonetsk district of Luhansk region.

As a result of daily Russian bombings and shelling of the Ukrainian territory, 1,635 educational institutions were damaged, 126 of which were completely destroyed.

As reported, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recorded that 3,309 civilians have been killed and 3,493 more have been injured in Ukraine since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion.

May 8. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba calls on the world to support the establishment of a special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine to bring the Russian leadership to justice.

“We need a special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine to hold Russian leadership to account. Yesterday, I addressed the first International Conference on this issue in Vilnius. Grateful to organizers and reiterate my call to support the creation of the Tribunal,” Kuleba posted on Twitter.

The Declaration on the Establishment of Special Tribunal for the Punishment of the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine was proclaimed on March 4, similar to the London Declaration of 1942 which laid the foundation for the Nuremberg Tribunal.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba

The text of the Call for the Establishment of Special Tribunal for the Punishment of the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine and the draft declaration prepared by the working group were approved by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and signed by dozens of leading world and Ukrainian international lawyers and former judges of international courts.

In early March, the International Criminal Court, at the request of 39 countries, announced the launch of an investigation into the war crimes following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

May 7. Last night Russian troops launched an air strike on Bakhmut, Donetsk Region. One person has been reported killed so far, but the actual number of casualties is likely to be higher.

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Extensive shelling all over the front line and strikes on settlements in the rear – that’s how we spent last night. Bakhmut has suffered the most from Russia’s weapons, as Russians launched an air strike there. One person has been reported killed, but the actual number of casualties is likely to be higher,” Kyrylenko wrote.

May 7. The Russian military are stealing vegetable oil from Polohy Oil Extraction Plant, which is situated in Zaporizhzhia Region. The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Regional Territorial Defense Forces in a commentary to journalists, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Polohy Oil Extraction Plant PJSC has fallen another prey to Russian occupiers and looters. Prior to the Russian occupation, it was one of the largest budget-forming enterprises in Polohy District, Zaporizhzhia Region,” the report states.

Now Russian occupiers are stealing finished products from the plant, which were expected to be shipped to foreign partners. The latter are already facing the lack of high-quality Ukrainian products.

A reminder that Russian invaders are threatening to dispossess local residents of their land in the urban-type settlement of Chernihivka, Zaporizhzhia Region.

May 7. A total of 223 children have been killed and 410 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Over 633 children in Ukraine have been affected by the Russian armed aggression. As of May 7, 2022, the number of those killed remained unchanged (223 children). The number of those injured increased to 410,” the report states.

According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, these data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (139), Kyiv Region (116), Kharkiv Region (98), Chernihiv Region (68), Kherson Region (46), Mykolaiv Region (44), Luhansk Region (37), Zaporizhzhia Region (27), Sumy Region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr Region (15).

May 7. Nearly 25 million tonnes of grains are stuck in Ukraine and unable to leave the country due to Russia's blockade of seaports and infrastructure problems.

"It's an almost grotesque situation we see at the moment in Ukraine with nearly 25 mln tonnes of grain that could be exported but that cannot leave the country simply because of lack of infrastructure, the blockade of the ports," Josef Schmidhuber, FAO Deputy Director, Markets and Trade Division told a Geneva press briefing via Zoom, Reuters reports.

May 6. According to the Prosecutor General's Office date, in Ukraine, 223 children died due to armed aggression in Russia. More than 408 young Ukrainians were injured.

Most children were injured in Donetsk Oblast — 139, Kyiv Oblast — 116, Kharkiv Oblast — 95, Chernihiv Oblast — 68, Kherson Oblast — 46, Mykolaiv Oblast — 44, Luhansk Oblast — 37, Zaporizhzhia Oblast — 27, Sumy Oblast — 17, Kyiv city — 16, Zhytomyr Oblast — 15.

May 5. Looting is part of Russia's state policy as Russia has already stolen about 400,000 tonnes of grain in the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories and Russian soldiers carry off even toilet bowls from private houses.

“Russia has already stolen about 400 thousand tonnes of grain from the occupied territories, especially from Kherson region. So, should we be surprised now about Russian soldiers who loot Ukrainian houses and steal even toilet bowls? Obviously, looting and destruction is part of the state policy of Russia,” Ambassador Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna, said at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting.

As noted, in parallel, Russia imposes a blockade of shipments from Ukrainian ports, mines shipping routes as well as methodically destroys or steals agricultural and farming equipment. In Rubizhne, Luhansk region, Russia’s invaders completely destroyed the modern elevator complex, built in 2020, which could store 30,000 tonnes of grain.

May 5. The occupiers are forcing residents of the Kharkiv region to leave for Russia and are trying to conduct mobilization in the occupied territories.

The press service of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration reported this on Telegram, referring to Oleh Syniehubov, head of the administration, according to Ukrinform.

"The head of the regional military administration said that the occupiers are forcing residents of the Kharkiv region to leave for the Russian Federation, taking away their means of communication and documents. In this way, the enemy prevents people from leaving for safe areas. According to him, in Izium, the enemy tried to mobilize the local population, forcing them to join the armed forces of the Russian Federation," the statement reads.

Syniehubov stressed that the authorities are aware of the situation in each temporarily occupied settlement. "And as soon as we have an opportunity to help, we do it," he said.

May 5. A total of 221 children have been killed and over 408 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

At least 629 children in Ukraine have been affected by the Russian armed aggression as of May 5, 2022, the report said.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (139), Kyiv Region (116), Kharkiv Region (95), Chernihiv Region (68), Kherson Region (46), Mykolaiv Region (44), Luhansk Region (37), Zaporizhzhia Region (27), Sumy Region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr Region (15).

A total of 1,584 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia's daily air and artillery strikes, and 118 of them were destroyed completely.

May 5. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says that 3,280 civilians have been killed and 3,451 injured in Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion started on February 24.

That's according to a civilian casualty update published by OHCHR on May 5, Ukrinform reports.

According to the update, those killed include 1,183 men, 749 women, 72 girls, and 86 boys, as well as 73 children and 1,117 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Those injured include 447 men, 347 women, 74 girls, and 85 boys, as well as 169 children and 2,329 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes.

May 4. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says that 3,238 civilians have been killed and 3,397 injured in Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion started on February 24.

That's according to a civilian casualty update published by OHCHR on May 4, Ukrinform reports.

According to the update, those killed include 1,162 men, 738 women, 71 girls, and 84 boys, as well as 72 children and 1,111 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Those injured include 424 men, 337 women, 71 girls, and 82 boys, as well as 169 children and 2,314 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes.

May 4. About 600 civilians were killed in a Russian airstrike on the Mariupol drama theater on March 16.

That's according to an investigation conducted by the AP news agency, Ukrinform reports.

"An Associated Press investigation has found evidence that the attack was in fact far deadlier than estimated, killing closer to 600 people inside and outside the building. That's almost double the death toll cited so far, and many survivors put the number even higher," the agency said.

According to the report, the AP investigation recreated what happened inside the theater on that day from the accounts of 23 survivors, rescuers, and people intimately familiar with its new life as a bomb shelter.

The AP also drew on two sets of floor plans of the theater, photos and video taken inside before, during and after that day and feedback from experts who reviewed the methodology.

All the witnesses said at least 100 people were at a field kitchen just outside, and none survived. They also said the rooms and hallways inside the building were packed, with about one person for every 3 square meters of free space.

Many survivors estimated around 1,000 people were inside at the time of the airstrike, but the most anyone saw escape, including rescuers, was around 200. The survivors primarily left through the main exit or one side entrance; the other side and the back were crushed.

Mariupol drama theater on March 16, REUTERS/Pavel Klimov/Scanpix/LETA
Mariupol drama theater on March 16, REUTERS/Pavel Klimov/Scanpix/LETA

May 4. Russian invaders shelled the village of Mykhailivka near Rubizhne, killing a priest in the strike.

This was announced on Telegram by the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Haidai, according to Ukrinform.

"Yesterday the orcs opened fire on villages near Rubizhne. Having suffered a devastating wound, the acting chief of St. Elijah's Monastery Barbarian and rector of the church of St. Theodosius of Chernihiv in Mykhailivka, hieromonk Parthenius died," wrote the head of the region.

May 4. A total of 220 children have been killed and over 407 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Over 627 children in Ukraine have been affected by the Russian armed aggression. As of May 4, 2022, the number of those killed remained unchanged (220 children). The number of those injured increased to over 407,” the report states.

According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, these data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (139), Kyiv Region (115), Kharkiv Region (95), Chernihiv Region (68), Kherson Region (46), Mykolaiv Region (43), Luhansk Region (37), Zaporizhzhia Region (27), Sumy Region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr Region (15).

May 4. The UN Secretary-General's annual report will focus on the crimes of sexual violence following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This is pointed out in the statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

It is noted that First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar met with UN Under-Secretary-General – Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten during her visit to Kyiv.

The parties condemned the atrocities of Russian troops in the temporarily occupied territories, especially the crimes of sexual violence committed by the Russian military in Bucha, Irpin and other towns and villages of Ukraine.

"Ukraine's leadership calls on the international community to continue to work actively to jointly counter Russian propaganda and to conduct a proper investigation into Russia's war crimes," Dzheppar said.

May 4. The whole free world has united so that no one kills children or destroys peaceful cities as the Russian Federation does.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky wrote this on his Telegram channel, publishing a series of photos of the destroyed civilian infrastructure.

“The whole free world united so that no one justifies Nazism, kills children or destroys peaceful cities as Russia does,” Zelensky stressed.

May 3. At least nine civilians have been killed by Russian invaders in Donetsk region on Tuesday, May 3.

"At least nine people have been killed by Russians in Donetsk region today … We record diligently all Russian war crimes on our land!" Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko posted on Telegram.

He noted that Russian aircraft had been bombing Avdiivka since morning, hitting a residential area in the central part of the town. Last night, the occupiers opened fire from Grad launchers in the same direction.

"The consequences of shelling and bombing have yet to be established, but it is already known that at least three people were killed and two more were wounded, and eight houses were damaged," Kyrylenko added.

As a result of the morning shelling of Vuhledar, three people were killed as they were walking to get drinking water. Three more civilians were killed in the shelling of Lyman.

The Ocheretyn community is also under enemy fire. Information on victims and destruction is being clarified, the Administration’s head noted.

May 3. Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the Presidentʼs Office, said that two more civilians had been buried in the village of Kalynivka, Kyiv Oblast. People have been denailed and their hands were tied.

Find more details on the theme in a publications by Defense Express:

Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (update)

May 3. Some 220 children have been killed since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24.

The Prosecutor General's Office reported this on Telegram, referring to data from juvenile prosecutors.

"More than 626 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. According to official data, 220 children were killed and more than 406 were injured," the statement said.

According to the statement, these figures are not final, as work is underway to establish the number of casualties in areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

According to the data received by juvenile prosecutors, most children were affected in Donetsk region – 139, Kyiv region – 115, Kharkiv region – 95, Chernihiv region – 68, Kherson region – 45, Mykolaiv region – 43, Luhansk region – 37, Zaporizhzhia region – 27, Sumy region – 17, Zhytomyr region – 15, and Kyiv city – 16.

As a result of enemy bombing and shelling, 1,584 educational establishments have been damaged, of which 118 were completely destroyed.

May 3. In Kyiv region, law enforcement officers have already found 1,202 bodies of Ukrainian citizens killed by Russian invaders. The bodies were handed over to forensic medical institutions to determine the cause of death.

"Unfortunately, we have horrible finds and record the crimes committed by the Russian army in Kyiv region almost every day. So far, 1,202 bodies of killed civilians have been examined by investigators and handed over to forensic institutions to determine the final cause of death. Of them, 280 people are currently unidentified," Kyiv region police chief Andriy Nebytov said during the nationwide telethon.

As noted, the criminal police make efforts for the bodies to be identified. In particular, DNA is collected, the data is entered into a common database, and then law enforcement officers work with relatives to compare these data.

According to Nebytov, 300 people are currently considered missing and their fate is unknown. This figure changes every day as more people are added to the list of those missing. According to him, law enforcement officers establish the whereabouts of a certain number of people every day.

"We search among the dead [missing people], but we hope to find these people alive. We know that many people lost connection because they lost their mobile phones as the occupiers had confiscated those phones, or even because people had been forcibly evacuated to Belarus or Russia," Nebytov said.

May 2. Russian troops early on May 2 shelled the settlement of Zolochiv in the Kharkiv region, damaging private homes and two educational institutions.

The press service of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported this on Telegram, according to Ukrinform.

"According to the investigation, on the morning of May 2, servicemen of the Russian armed forces fired on the village of Zolochiv, Bohodukhiv district. Six residential buildings and two educational institutions were damaged by the shelling," the statement said.

Proceedings have been launched due to the violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The pretrial investigation is being carried out by investigators from the SBU office in the Kharkiv region.

The Zolochiv district is constantly under fire. The community borders on Russia and the Derhachi district, where hostilities are taking place and some territories are occupied by Russian forces. According to Viktor Kovalenko, the head of the community, 22 locals have been killed and about 60 injured since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24.

May 2. Russian troops again employed Uragan multiple rocket launcher systems to target suburbs of Mykolaiv city last night. Dmytro Pletenchuk, a spokesman of Mykolaiv’s military commandant office, reported on Facebook, Ukrinform reports. “Last night the Russian occupation forces once again shelled suburbs of Mykolaiv city. Cluster munitions of Uragan multiple rocket launcher systems again hit the yards of civilians. Private houses and yards were damaged,” the report says. It is noted that the enemy continues to terrorize civilians of Mykolaiv region at nights, shelling residential districts with the forbidden cluster munitions.

Find more details on the theme in a publications by Defense Express:

Russia Continues to Use Prohibited Phosphorous and Cluster Munition in Ukraine

May 2. There are already 621 suspects in the main case of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine.

"The main case of Russian aggression: 621 suspects - representatives of the military and political leadership of Russia. These are ministers, deputies, military command, officials, heads of law enforcement agencies, instigators of war and Kremlin propagandists,” the Prosecutor General’s Office wrote on Telegram.

Overall, as of Monday morning, Ukrainian law enforcement registered 9,247 criminal proceedings into crimes of aggression and war crimes committed by the Russian Federation: 8,971 violations of the laws and customs of war, 49 crimes related to planning, preparing or waging an aggressive war, 12 crimes related to the propaganda of war, 215 other crimes.

In addition, 4,455 crimes against the national security of Ukraine have already been registered, including 2,875 crimes related to the encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 738 crimes related to treason, 60 crimes related to sabotage, and 782 other crimes.

May 2. A total of 219 children have been killed and over 405 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Over 624 children in Ukraine have been affected by the Russian armed aggression. As of May 2, 2022, the number of those killed remained unchanged (219 children). The number of those injured increased to over 405,” the report states.

According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, these data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (139), Kyiv Region (115), Kharkiv Region (95), Chernihiv Region (68), Kherson Region (45), Mykolaiv Region (43), Luhansk Region (37), Zaporizhzhia Region (27), Sumy Region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr Region (15).

May 1. More than 9,000 cases have been initiated over Russian war crimes committed in Ukraine, and the process of bringing criminals to justice has already begun. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said this during a nationwide telethon on Ukrainian TV channels.

Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova
Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova

"To date, we have 9,158 cases over war crimes. Every day we have grounds to initiate more and more new cases - the death of civilians, bombing, deportation of our people and children to the occupied territories or the territory of the aggressor state," Venediktova said.

According to her, the process of bringing to justice has already begun and a certain number of war criminals of the aggressor's army have been identified.

"In Kyiv, Sumy, Chernihiv regions, liberated from the occupation, we are launching the process of bringing to justice. We have already identified some war criminals. In Kyiv region, there are 15 people whom we are bringing to justice for torture, rape, and looting. Prosecution over the Chornobyl [NPP] seizure has also begun,” Venediktova said.

May 1. Russian forces once again fired cluster munitions on Mykolaiv suburbs. The press service of the Operational Command "South" reported this on Facebook.

Cluster munitions of Uragan multiple rocket launcher systems again hit the yards of civilians. Private houses and yards were damaged. The enemy continues to terrorize civilians of Mykolaiv region at nights, shelling residential districts with the forbidden cluster munitions.

According to the Operational Command "South," no casualties have been reported so far.

On February 24, Russia launched a new phase of its eight-year war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying key infrastructure facilities, conducting massive shelling of residential areas of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launchers and ballistic missiles.

May 1. In the village of Kutuzivka in Kharkiv region, which was liberated from Russian invaders on April 28, about a hundred locals lived in basements for two months.

"The occupiers got civilians out of their homes. About a hundred people (mostly elderly, children) lived in cold basements for two months without electricity, gas, and food supplies," the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration posted on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

Now the humanitarian aid is delivered to the village that was destroyed and looted by the invaders. The residents have the opportunity to be evacuated.

As reported, on April 30, the Armed Forces of Ukraine regained control over four settlements in Kharkiv region: Verkhnia Rohanka, Ruska Lozova, Slobidske, and Prylesne.

May 1. A large-scale fire broke out in Kharkiv after Russian missiles hit an automotive chemical manufacturing plant. The press service of the main directorate of the State Emergency Service in Kharkiv region reported on Facebook, according to Ukrinform.

"On the night into April 30, enemy shelling caused fires in a warehouse building in the Nemyshlyanskyi district of Kharkiv. The area of the fire was about 6,000 square meters. Twelve fire and rescue trucks and 50 personnel of the State Emergency Service were working at the scene. The fire was completely extinguished at 17:05,” the report says.

Read more: Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (February-April)
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