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 31. In the captured Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the consequences of crimes committed by the Russian aggressor are much greater than the 22,000 civilians killed.

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That’s according to Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boichenko, Mariupol City Council reports on Telegram.

"We estimated the death toll at 22,000 people in Mariupol. But more and more facts show that the consequences of the Ruscist crime are much worse. This and the dire state of the local population under occupation need special attention of the global community," the mayor stressed.

It is noted that 25 new trench areas have appeared at the Staryi Krym Cemetery over the past month. The bodies are placed in several layers and then "masked" with plates as individual burials.

In total, the City Council said that the invaders have buried at least 16,000 Mariupol residents in mass graves near the villages of Staryi Krym, Manhush and Vynohradne since mid-April.

Another 5,000 people were buried by municipal service by mid-March. Thousands of bodies still remain under the rubble, in natural cemeteries and in temporary mortuaries.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, journalists used satellite images to locate mass burials of Mariupol residents near the village of Manhush, in the cemetery in the village of Vynohradne and in the cemetery in the village of Staryi Krym.

May 31. As a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, 243 children have been killed.

May 30. Public incitement to commit genocide of the Ukrainian people is a distinct crime.

That's according to a report entitled "An independent legal analysis of the Russian Federation's breaches of the Genocide Convention in Ukraine and the duty to prevent," a summary of which was published by Ukrinform.

This report is the first to address one of the more contentious and consequential questions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: whether the war is genocidal in character.

This is a project of the New Lines Institute and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, which assembled three teams of experts to assess the subject. This included a team of legal scholars and genocide experts, a second group of open-source intelligence investigators, and linguists who were able to make use of the extensive primary source record this war has already created — of communications intercepts and testimonials.

The New Lines Institute and Raoul Wallenberg Centre have done extensive work on the Rohingya and Uyghur genocides — including producing the first report to make a determination of genocide in Xinjiang applying the 1948 Genocide Convention.

Researchers have concluded that Russia bears state responsibility for breaches of Article II and Article III (c) of the Genocide Convention to which it is bound.

May 30. Russian invaders are piling the bodies of the fallen Mariupol residents, which were exhumed or washed out from the ground, at a local supermarket.

The relevant statement was made by Advisor to Mariupol Mayor Petro Andriushchenko on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“In the premises of Shchyryi Kum supermarket on Svobody Avenue, Russians set up a corpse landfill. Literally. Russians are bringing here the bodies of the fallen, which were washed out from graveyards when they attempted to restore water supply and partially those that were exhumed. They are simply piling them like waste,” Andriushchenko wrote.

In his words, there is a disastrous lack of people to carry out burial works, and even improvised morgues. Andriushchenko also posted a terrible photograph provided by the local Telegram channel, ‘Mariupol Now’.

A reminder that the Russian armed aggression caused one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the city of Mariupol. At least 22,000 civilians were killed in Russia’s artillery and air strikes. Now the city is lying in ruins and has been left without power, water and gas supply services.

May 30. As a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, 243 children have been killed.

May 30. Russian troops have opened fire on 46 settlements in Luhansk Region and Donetsk Region over the past day, leaving four civilians killed and nine injured.

The relevant statement was made by the Joint Forces Task Force on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

In addition, 89 civilian objects were damaged and destroyed in Russia’s shelling, including 85 residential houses, regional specialized boarding school, cinema, coke and chemical plant and motor depot.

The pyrotechnics experts of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service detected and neutralized 47 explosive items in such districts of Donetsk Region as Pokrovsk, Volnovakha, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut.

Over the past day, about 1,500 civilians have been evacuated from the area of hostilities.

May 29. Kyiv Oblast Police found the body of a tortured Ukrainian near Makariv town. According to preliminary data, he was beaten to death by the Russian military.

May 29. Russia continues to plunder the Mariupol trading port. Adviser to the city mayor Petro Andryushchenko said that a Russian Slavutych-class vessel carrying Ukrainian steel has been parked in the port since May 28. According to preliminary information, it will be taken to Rostov-on-Don.

May 29. As a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, 242 children have been killed.

May 28. Adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko showed piles of garbage on the street in Mariupol.

According to him, Mariupol residents are forced to drink water from a well, where garbage constantly gets, because there is no other option. The Russian occupiers could not establish water supply in the city.

May 28. During todayʼs shelling of the village of Zolochiv, Kharkiv Oblast, two civilians were injured — a 50-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman.

This was reported in the Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutorʼs Office.

May 28. The Russian occupiers destroyed the cinema in Lysychansk. People used to hide there from the shelling, but they have all been evacuated.

May 28. Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova stated that Russia continues to violate the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. She visited the hospital with released Ukrainian service members. Here is what they told her:

  • Most of the Ukrainian service members were taken prisoner by the Russians near Mariupol. At first, they were kept in basements and outbuildings, then were transferred to a pre-trial detention center in Donetsk and a correctional colony № 120. Later, our servicemen were transferred to pre-trial detention centers in Taganrog and Voronezh.
  • During the transfer, Ukrainian soldiers were blindfolded, with a sack over their heads and hands tied.
  • Ukrainian soldiers were tortured in captivity — threatened with murder, beaten, and humiliated.
  • Torture was inflicted on officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Azov fighters. Ukrainian servicemen were brought to their knees during interrogations, beaten on the toes, and open wounds with riffle butts. Russians also used pliers on them, threw a bandage around their necks, and strangled them. In addition, they tortured Ukrainian soldiers with electric shocks, beat them with a truncheon, and kicked them.
  • The Russians also injected unknown drugs signed with the letter "M" into the Ukrainian soldiers, after which they fainted and lost their memory.
  • The occupiers forced Ukrainian soldiers to learn the poem "Forgive us, dear Russians," the anthem of the Russian Federation, and the history of the creation of the emblem and flag of the Russian Federation.
  • Ukrainian women prisoners of war detained in the Donetsk pre-trial detention center said that there were at least 17-20 of them in the cells for 2-3 people. Instead of a bathroom — a bucket. Women were deprived of hygiene products and the opportunity to wash. They were subjected to psychological pressure — captive Ukrainian men were brutally beaten in front of them. They were also forced into sexual intercourse.
  • Ukrainians were not given water, only 1.5 liters for 30-40 people, and were limited in food. In the "DNR" , their daily diet consisted of a piece of bread and lard.
Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova
Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova

May 28. As a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, 241 children have been killed.

"As of the morning of May 27, 2022, more than 679 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 241 children were killed and more than 438 were injured," the Prosecutor General’s Office reported on Telegram with reference to the data of juvenile prosecutors.

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

According to the juvenile prosecutors’ data, most children were affected in Donetsk region – 151, Kyiv region – 116, Kharkiv region – 108, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 50, Kherson region – 49, Mykolayiv region – 45, Zaporizhzhia region – 28, Sumy region – 17, Zhytomyr region – 15, Kyiv city – 16.

May 27. According to the UN, more than 4,000 civilians have died since Russiaʼs invasion of Ukraine. In its latest update, the organization confirmed the deaths of 4,031 people. Actual losses are much higher.

From 4 a.m. on 24 February 2022, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack against Ukraine started, to 24:00 midnight on 26 May 2022 (local time), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 8,766 civilian casualties in the country: 4,031 killed and 4,735 injured. This included:

  • a total of 4,031 killed (1,529 men, 995 women, 92 girls, and 100 boys, as well as 69 children and 1,246 adults whose sex is yet unknown)
  • a total of 4,735 injured (957 men, 629 women, 110 girls, and 132 boys, as well as 164 children and 2,743 adults whose sex is yet unknown)
    • In Donetsk and Luhansk regions: 4,947 casualties (2,274 killed and 2,673 injured)
      • On Government-controlled territory: 4,277 casualties (2,145 killed and 2,132 injured)
      • On territory controlled by Russian affiliated armed groups: 670 casualties (129 killed and 541 injured)
    • In other regions of Ukraine (the city of Kyiv, and Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Rivne, Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr regions), which were under Government control when casualties occurred: 3,819 casualties (1,757 killed and 2,062 injured)

May 27. Adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko said that during the analysis of the debris on the territory of the former plant "Oktiabr" found about 70 bodies.

"The bodies of the dead were packed in plastic bags and taken away for burial in a mass grave in the village Stary Krym. The identification was not carried out, locals say that given the condition of the bodies, there was nothing special to identify," Andriushchenko wrote in the Telegram.

May 27. The head of Luhansk oblast, Serhiy Haidai, said that 4 people had died in Sievierodonetsk in a day, a police station had been shelled in Lysychansk, and about 50 houses in the region had been damaged.

"During the day, the Russians tried to push their way to Sievierodonetsk from Purdivka and Shchedryshcheve, attacking the positions of our military in the Ustynivka area," Haidai said.

Another man was killed by a Russian shell in Komyshuvakha. It also became known about the death of two women in Hirske during the last week.

On May 26, the occupiers destroyed 11 houses in Zolote, 9 in Hirske, 8 in Toshkivka, 4 in Nyrkove, and 3 in Mykolayivka.

May 27. The head of the Sievierodonetsk military administration, Oleksandr Striuk, said that an enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group had infiltrated the Mir Hotel yesterday, but had been repulsed by the Armed Forces.

In addition, 12 residents were evacuated from the city last night. Striuk also said that during the three months of the war, about 1,500 citizens were buried — both those who died by natural causes and those who were killed.

May 27. The occupiers fired on Dnipropetrovsk oblast several times during the night. "Serious destruction. Rescuers are dismantling the debris and looking for people," said the head of the oblast, Valentyn Reznichenko.

May 27. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General's Office: Some 241 children die in Ukraine due to armed aggression of Russia, 438 children injured.

Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation 679 children were injured in, as of the morning of May 27. The official number of dead children was 241 people, the number of injured was 438, 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 Friday morning says.

Children suffered the most in Donetsk region – 151, Kyiv region – 116, Kharkiv region – 108, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 50, Kherson region – 49, Mykolayiv region – 45, Zaporizhzhia region – 28, Sumy region – 17, Kyiv city – 16, Zhytomyr region – 15.

On May 21, a 7-year-old girl was injured in an attack by the occupiers of the village of Molodetske, Belozersky District, Kherson Oblast.

On May 26, the invaders again fired artillery on Kharkiv city. Eight civilians were killed. In particular, a 5-month-old boy and his father died, and a mother was hospitalized. Seventeen people were injured, including a 9-year-old girl.

A total of 1,887 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, 180 are completely destroyed.

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General's Office: Some 241 children die in Ukraine due to armed aggression of Russia, 438 children injured, Defense Express

May 26. A total of 240 children have been killed and over 436 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.

“As of May 26, 2022, over 676 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile prosecutors, 240 children were killed and over 436 injured,” the report states.

May 26. The shelling of the occupiers in Lysychansk and the suburbs killed three people and shelled a humanitarian aid center. "The enemy tried to storm our defenses near Ustynivka and at the same time destroyed this village and the nearby town of Lysychansk with artillery. As a result, two people died in Ustynivka, one in Lysychansk. The shell hit the humanitarian aid center, and damaged a volunteer car that was delivering food to Luhansk oblast," said the head of the oblast Serhiy Haidai.

Sievierodonetsk was also shelled. Among the destructions were 11 high-rise buildings and the Impulse building in Severodonetsk, 8 high-rise buildings and private houses, a house of culture and administrative center in Lysychansk, four houses in Privillia, and two each in Novodruzhesk and Hirske.

May 26. Russia abducts Ukrainian children and deports them to its territory aiming to destroy the Ukrainian nation.

This is underscored in the statement of the Ukrainian delegation to the UN, read out by Serhii Dvornyk, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN, at the UN Security Council open debate on the Protection of civilians in armed conflicts on May 25.

“Abduction of at least 230 thousand Ukrainian children, among 1.4 million of Ukrainian citizens forcibly deported to Russia, is a crime aimed at destroying the Ukrainian nation by depriving it of young generations, which is a modern manifestation of colonialism,” Dvornyk stressed, an Ukrinform correspondent reported from New York.

Serhii Dvornyk, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN
Serhii Dvornyk, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN

As noted, dozens of thousands of civilians lost their lives and many more were wounded in Russian artillery and missile attacks on Ukrainian cities. Nearly 220,000 people lost their homes.

Millions of Ukrainian citizens were forced to flee occupied or war-affected areas. 8 million have become IDPs and 6.5 million left Ukraine as refugees.

“And we have no doubt that in Russian war strategies this refugee crisis was envisaged as one of the welcoming outcomes. As well as food crisis,” Dvornyk noted.

However, he said, Russia underestimated the readiness to help Ukrainians, the hospitality and commitment of the neighbours and other friends.

Russia attacks Ukrainian civilians deliberately as a part of its Nazi-style war strategy, the diplomat noted.

“Killings, torture and illegal detention, forcible deportation, deprivation of property rights, alarming human rights violations in the occupied territories, attacks against civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine, expropriation of grain from local farmers – this is not a complete list of Russian crimes against civilians in Ukraine,” Dvornyk stressed.

May 25. During the shelling and partial capture of Chernihiv region by Russian troops, the invaders destroyed and damaged 3,700 buildings.

"As a result of shelling and bombing, 3,700 buildings were destroyed and damaged. 3,400 of them are residential buildings. That is, the enemy aimed at houses," Head of the Chernihiv Regional State Administration Vyacheslav Chaus said during a briefing at the Ukraine Media Center–Ukrinform.

According to him, the losses due to the aggression have not been calculated yet. There are direct and indirect losses and the latter are still being counted. These are unearned profits, loss of technology, business shutdowns.

"The enemy also damaged roads. Currently, transport runs along a road which was to be repaired within the Great Construction project. Now we are not talking about major repairs, we conduct running repairs. After the water recedes on the Desna River, we will work on the restoration of the bridge in Chernihiv, which was bombed by Russian aircraft," Head of the Chernihiv Regional State Administration added.

In total, according to Chaus, more than 20 bridges in the region were destroyed. Eight of them have already been restored. Currently, the ninth and tenth are being fixed. In total, it will take another 4-5 months to complete the arrangement of temporary detours.

May 25. Russian invaders have launched a missile strike on residential neighborhoods and private buildings in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region.

According to Ukrinform, Kramatorsk Mayor Oleksandr Honcharenko said this on Facebook.

"An anxious night in Kramatorsk. An air strike on residential neighborhoods and private houses. There are no casualties," the mayor wrote.

He urged all residents who left the city for safe places to stay there and not to return to Kramatorsk now.

May 25. Russian troops have killed 238 children and injured at least 433 in Ukraine since the full-scale invasion started on February 24.

According to Ukrinform, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this on Telegram.

"As of the morning of May 25, more than 671 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, 238 children were killed and more than 433 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, the Prosecutor General's Office added.

Most children were affected in Donetsk region – 149, Kyiv region – 116, Kharkiv region – 104, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 50, Kherson region – 49, Mykolaiv region – 45, Zaporizhzhia region – 28, Sumy region – 17, Kyiv city – 16, Zhytomyr region – 15.

May 24. From 4 a.m. on 24 February 2022, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack against Ukraine started, to 24:00 midnight on 23 May 2022, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 8,533 civilian casualties in the country: 3,942 killed and 4,591 injured.

“This included a total of 3,942 killed (1,489 men, 976 women, 90 girls, and 99 boys, as well as 69 children and 1,219 adults whose sex is yet unknown); a total of 4,591 injured (908 men, 603 women, 107 girls, and 128 boys, as well as 164 children and 2,681 adults whose sex is yet unknown),” reads the OHCHR report.

As noted, 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 24. French experts are helping Ukrainian prosecutors to record war crimes in the Chernihiv region.

That's according to the press service of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Offic.

On May 24, prosecutors and specialists from the French Gendarmerie conducted an investigation at the facilities damaged and destroyed by the Russian occupiers in the city of Chernihiv. The foreign group included explosives experts, trace evidence analysts, ballistics experts and a forensic expert.

The specialists inspected the buildings of the Shchorsh Cinema in Chernihiv. They also inspected the broken roof, damaged walls, and broken windows of the children's dental clinic, destroyed by rocket fire on February 27.

In addition to other damaged and destroyed facilities, prosecutors and French experts inspected a residential area on Chornovola Street. In March, the neighborhood came under attack from an aid raid. As a result, 15 people were killed and dozens were injured, the prosecutor's office said.

May 24. In the city of Mariupol, about 200 bodies of victims were found in a basement when dismantling the rubble of an apartment block on Myru Avenue.

The relevant statement was made by Advisor to Mariupol Mayor Petro Andriushchenko on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“When dismantling the rubble of an apartment block on Myru Avenue, about 200 bodies of victims were found in a basement with a high degree of decomposition,” Andriushchenko wrote.

In his words, as local residents refused to collect and pack the bodies of the dead, Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry simply left corpses at the scene. As the rubble was partially dismantled, the stench can be felt all over the residential quarter.

In addition, as the so-called State Corporation Ritual from occupied Donetsk started to deal with funeral and exhumation services, the reburial of civilians who were buried in the yards of apartment blocks during hostilities actually suspended.

“For the ‘official’ free reburial, it is necessary to wait in line, bring the body of the deceased to a ‘morgue’ on your own, pretending that the body has just been found. Or, it is necessary to record a video, in which the applicant will say the deceased was killed by the Ukrainian Army. Due to such conditions, many corpses are left in bags on the street in the improvised ‘morgue’ near Metro (see the photo),” Andriushchenko noted.

According to Andriushchenko, Russian occupiers turned the city of Mariupol into a cemetery.

A reminder that the Russian armed aggression caused one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the city of Mariupol. Russian invaders were bombarding unarmed civilians and blocking the delivery of humanitarian aid. The city is now lying in ruins and has been left without power, water and gas supplies.

May 24. Prosecutor General's Office: Number of children injured amid Russia's war against Ukraine increased to over 667: Some 234 killed, 433 wounded.

More than 667 children suffered in Ukraine as a result of Russia's full-scale armed aggression: as of the morning of May 24, 2022, the official number of child victims increased to 234, and the number of injured also increased to 433, the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) has said.

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

Children suffered the most in Donetsk region, namely 146 children, while 116 in Kyiv; some 103 in Kharkiv; some 68 in Chernihiv; some 50 in Luhansk; some 49 in Kherson; some 45 in Mykolaiv; some 28 in Zaporizhia; some 17 in Sumy; some 16 in Kyiv and 15 in Zhytomyr.

Prosecutor General's Office, Number of children injured amid Russia's war against Ukraine increased to over 667: Some 234 killed, 433 wounded, Defense Express

On May 22, a 12-year-old girl died in a medical institution in the city of Dnipro, who was severely injured on May 7 as a result of shelling by the invaders.

On May 20, due to artillery shelling by the Russian troops of the village of Chkalovske, Chuhuiv district, Kharkiv region, a 16-year-old boy was severely injured, from which he died.

It became known that on April 8, as a result of enemy shelling of the city of Lysychansk, Severodonetsk district of Luhansk region, two boys aged 11 and 13 were wounded.

Due to the bombing and shelling of Ukrainian cities and villages by the Russian armed forces, some 1,848 educational institutions were damaged. At the same time, 173 of them were completely destroyed.

May 23. Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, head of the Sumy Oblast Military Administration, said that the Russian army had been shelling the oblast all night. The city of Bilopillia and its environs were affected.

"The Russians fired missiles from their territory, fired from the ACS, and there was an air strike around the first night. As a result, private homes of civilians were damaged, and at least 11 homes were severely damaged."

May 23. Since the beginning of the war, 663 children have been affected by Russian aggression in Ukraine. 232 children died and another 431 were injured.

May 22. Over the past 24 hours, on May 21, 11 civilians were wounded in the Russian shelling of Kharkiv region.

"Over the past day, the Russian invaders continued to shell the city of Kharkiv and localities of the region. Five civilians were wounded in the shelling of Kharkiv’s Saltivka district. The occupiers also fired on Lozova district, the village of Shevchenkove, and Chuhuiv districts – three wounded. Three more people were wounded in the town of Derhachi," Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Synehubov posted on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

In Kharkiv direction, the enemy, as in previous days, is focused on maintaining the occupied frontiers and preventing further advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, he noted.

May 22. As a result of Russiaʼs armed aggression in Ukraine, 232 children died and 430 were injured, the press service of the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office reports.

May 21. Russia’s shelling of Kharkiv Region has caused 10 fires over the past day, namely in detached houses, household outbuildings, garage and infrastructure facilities. In particular, a fire broke out at the market in Kharkiv’s Kyivskyi District.

The relevant statement was made by the Main Department of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service in Kharkiv Region on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Over the past day, rescuers have made 40 operational visits to the scene, namely 31 visits to extinguish fire (10 fires caused by shelling and 21 fires caused by other factors), five visits to carry out emergency and rescue works, five visits to provide aid to civilians and two visits for other reasons,” the report states.

The enemy’s shelling of Kharkiv Region caused fires in such districts as Chuhuiv (4), Kharkiv (3), Lozova (1), Bohodukhiv (1), and Kharkiv’s Kyivskyi District.

At 08:28 p.m., May 20, 2022, a fire call came from Kharkiv’s Kyivskyi District. The enemy’s projectile hit trade pavilions, causing a fire within an area of 1,000 square meters. A total of 10 equipment units and 60 rescuers were involved in firefighting operations. At 00:48 a.m., the fire was extinguished.

Over the past day, emergency and rescue operations have been carried out to dismantle the rubble in Kharkiv’s Kholodnohirskyi District, Industrialnyi District and Novobavarskyi District, as well as the Shevchenkove and Derhachi communities in Kharkiv Region.

The pyrotechnic experts of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service neutralized 18 enemy ammunition supplies.

May 21. A total of 232 children have been killed and 430 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

“As of May 21, 2022, over 662 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile prosecutors, 232 children were killed and over 430 injured,” the report states.

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 (145), Kyiv Region (116), Kharkiv Region (102), Chernihiv Region (68), Kherson Region (48), Luhansk Region (48), Mykolaiv Region (45), Zaporizhzhia Region (28), Sumy Region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr Region (15).

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.''

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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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