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Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine (March 2023)

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Bahmut. East of Ukraine. January 2023. Photo - AP
Bahmut. East of Ukraine. January 2023. Photo - AP

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

Defense Express continue to collect violations by russia of the international commitments, 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 2022 - February 2023 you can find here.

March 21. The enemy launched a missile attack on Odesa. As a result of the strike, a residential building was damaged.

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This was reported by the Odesa District Military Administration.

"Thanks to the effective performance of our air defense forces, part of the missiles were downed, but one made it through, as a result of which a residential building was partially damaged. There are casualties, but no one was killed, according to tentative reports," the statement reads.

March 21. Russian troops have shelled the town of Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, partially destroying a house. According to Ukrinform, the head of the President's Office, Andriy Yermak, said this in a Telegram post. "The Russians shelled the town of Chasiv Yar. A house was partially destroyed. The terror of the cities continues. The only way out is victory," Yermak said.

March 21. On March 21, at around 6:00 local time, the Russian army shelled the village of Basove in Kharkiv region, damaging local power transmission lines.

That's according to the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, who broke the news on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"Today, at around 6:00, the militants mortared the village of Basove. More than 20 attacks were registered. Power lines were damaged. Fortunately, there were no casualties," the statement said.

March 21. Since 2014, when Russia unleashed aggression against Ukraine, the invaders have violated a total of almost 400 treaties of international law, including the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

That’s according to Ukraine’s Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets, Ukrinform reports citing Telegraf.

"Since 2014, since the outset of aggression against Ukraine, Russia has cynically violated almost 400 different treaties of international law, including the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination," the ombudsman reported.

The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner noted that in 2017, Ukraine filed with the UN International Court of Justice a lawsuit vs the Russian Federation, in particular, regarding the violation of the said Convention. The charges brought against Russia relate to a policy of discrimination against ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars in the temporarily occupied Crimea, he said.

Lubinets noted that at the international level, racial discrimination is recognized as the most dangerous form of violation of human rights and freedoms. "Currently, one of the most discriminating processes is the occupation of the territory of Ukraine by Russia, which is a direct violation of the norms of international law, in particular, human rights on ethnic and national grounds," the head of the Ombudsman's Office clarified.

March 21. A teenage boy from Lysychansk, Luhansk region, temporarily captured by the Russian invaders, told authorities through the Children of War government portal that he had been deported to Russia.

That’s according to the Luhansk Regional Military Administration.

The youngster sent the relevant appeal through a government-run e-service portal, jointly created by the National Police and other state agencies as an outreach platform.

The boy, born in 2007, reported that he had been deported to one of the Russian cities and had Russian citizenship imposed on him.

On a separate note, the administration noted that in Krasnorichensk, the Russians removed slabs from the rail station platform and installed them on the Krasna River to make an improvised dam. "As a result, the river overflowed, flooding the entire lowland, including a number of households. It is likely that the occupiers are trying in this way to hamper the offensive of Ukraine’s Armed Forces," the statement reads.

March 21. The Russian army killed two residents of Donetsk region yesterday, March 20.

“On March 20, the Russians killed two people in Bakhmut and Avdiivka. Three more people were injured in the region,” Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Currently, it is impossible to establish the exact number of civilian casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha, he noted.

March 21. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the National Police have opened 67,639 criminal cases over the crimes committed by the Russians and their accomplices.

"Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, investigators of the National Police of Ukraine have initiated 67,639 investigations into the crimes committed by service members of the Russian armed forces and their accomplices in the territory of Ukraine," the press service of the National Police reports.

It is noted that the largest number of cases – 55,590 – was opened under Art. 438 of the Criminal Code (Violation of laws and customs of war).

March 20. Over the past three days, Russian troops conducted 207 attacks in Zaporizhzhia region.

This is reported on the website of the National Police in Zaporizhzhia region.

"For three days, the Russian military was conducting targeted fire at the settlements of Polohy and Vasylivka districts. Russian shells hit residential buildings. Fires broke out in some of them. (...) As a result of the armed attack, three civilians were fatally wounded. Two more were hospitalized," the statement said.

According to the police, the Russians fired various types of weapons. The civilian and residential infrastructure of the two districts and the regional center was damaged.

Law enforcers recorded one missile hitting a catering facility. The building and territory of the restaurant were destroyed. The blast wave shattered windows in the surrounding buildings and damaged roofs and facades.

Other missiles hit an industrial facility. A production shop was destroyed. In one of the districts, police found and neutralized fragments of an S-300 missile.

As a result of the war crimes, police investigators and the Security Service of Ukraine in Zaporizhzhia region opened a criminal case under Article 438 (Violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

March 20. Two civilians have been injured in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region over the past day.

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.

“On March 19, 2023, Russians injured two civilians in the Donetsk region, namely in Bakhmut and Kostiantynivka,” Kyrylenko wrote.

Additionally, it is now impossible to count the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha, Kyrylenko noted.

March 19. Russian troops opened fire on the Kherson region 86 times. The relevant statement was made by Kherson Regional Military Administration Head Oleksandr Prokudin on Telegram.

According to Prokudin, Russian invaders fired 385 projectiles with heavy artillery and the Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). The city of Kherson came under enemy fire three times.

In particular, thirteen Russian projectiles hit residential areas, detached houses and apartment blocks.

Six civilians were reported injured.

March 19. Russian troops shelled seven communities in Sumy region, and also dropped three explosives from drones.

This was reported by the Sumy Regional Military Administration on Facebook, according to Ukrinform.

“Russians shelled the territory of Khotin, Shalyhyne, Esman, Velyka Pysarivka, Krasnopillia, Seredyna-Buda, and Bilopillia communities," the report says.

In particular, in the Khotin community, a dairy farm was damaged as a result of mortar shelling (9 mortar shells). In addition, the enemy dropped three VOG grenades from an unmanned aerial vehicle on the community. The Russians also shelled the territory of the community with artillery, firing 14 shells.

March 19. The Russian army shelled a village in Polohy district, Zaporizhzhia region.

This was reported by Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration on Telegram.

"Rashists shelled a village in Polohy district, where mostly elderly people remained," the regional administration said.

Enemy fire destroyed the summer kitchen of one of the households. Fortunately, the owners are not currently living in their house, but have evacuated to a safe place.

Experts are working at the scene and extinguishing the fire, which broke out as a result of the enemy attack.

March 19. The Russian army shelled a number of villages in Chernihiv and Sumy regions, using self-propelled artillery and mortars.

That’s according to Operational Command North.

“From 12:43 to 13:30, the Russians shelled the area of Kamianska Sloboda in Chernihiv region, likely using self-propelled guns, firing off 10 projectiles,” the Command wrote on Telegram.

In the area of Sopych, Sumy region, two strikes were recorded from 12:25 to 12:30.

Also, the enemy fired six mines at the area of Khrinivka, Chernihiv region from 13:55 to 14:00, likely employing a 120mm mortar.

Neither casualties nor equipment losses were reported in any of the strikes.

March 19. In the afternoon, Russian artillery purposefully attacked a residential building in Bilozerka, Kherson region, injuring a woman.

“In the afternoon, Russian artillery hit Bilozerka. The enemy purposefully attacked a residential building. It was possible to retrieve a woman from the rubble of her house. She was hospitalized,” the Kherson Regional Military Administration informs.

March 19. The Russian army continued to shell Beryslav district, Kherson region.

Volodymyr Litvinov, the district military administration head, wrote this on Telegram.

"The Russian army does not stop striking populated areas of Beryslav district. Throughout the day, Beryslav, Novooleksandrivka, Mylove, Novoraisk, and Tiahynka territorial communities came under enemy fire from the occupiers. Among them are the city of Beryslav, the villages of Novoberyslav, Zmiivka, Tomaryne, Novooleksandrivka, Mykhailivka, Zolota Balka, Havrylivka, Dudchany, Respublikanets, Kachkarivka, Chervonyi Mayak, Tiahynka, Mykolaivka, Olhivka, and Odradokamianka,” the report says.

As a result of enemy shelling, residential buildings and farm buildings were damaged.

"Unfortunately, near the village of Kalynivske, one person was injured after an unknown object exploded," the report says.

March 19. Russian troops have shelled border areas of Sumy region three times today, March 19.

The Operational Command North provided a relevant update on the situation in the region as of 12:00.

From 07:20 to 08:05, eight strikes, presumably from a 120mm mortar, were recorded in the Seredyna-Buda district, three private houses were damaged.

From 10:38 to 10:55, six strikes, presumably from self-propelled guns, were recorded in the area of Starykove village.

From 10:30 to 10:45, there were five strikes, presumably from a 120mm mortar, in the area of Studenok village.

There were no losses among the military personnel and equipment. There were no reports of casualties among the local population or damage to civilian infrastructure.

March 19. In Donetsk region, Russian troops shelled 12 settlements over the past day. Civilian casualties and destruction were recorded.

According to the National Police, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Bakhmut, Kostiantynivka, Kramatorsk, Hostre, Kurakhivka, Berdychi, Novoukrainka, Karlivka, Sieverne and Kalynove came under Russian shelling. In total, the enemy launched 23 attacks on these settlements over the past day. The invaders used aircraft, tanks, artillery and Smerch, Grad and Uragan MLSR.

Overall, Russian attacks destroyed or damaged 115 civilian objects: 80 residential buildings, a school, a kindergarten, a municipal enterprise, an administrative building, a shop, an outbuilding, garages and cars.

Russian forces shelled Kramatorsk with Smerch and Uragan MLRS. As many as 39 private homes, infrastructure facilities and vehicles were destroyed by enemy strikes. There are killed and injured civilians.

Russian troops hit Kostiantynivka with Uragan MLRS. As many as 11 apartment blocks and 18 private buildings, educational institutions, garages and cars were damaged. One person was killed and others were injured.

With the use of rocket artillery, the invaders continue to destroy Bakhmut. Three apartment blocks and two private homes in the city were damaged by enemy fire during the day. Local residents were injured. Four police officers were also injured.

In the village of Berdychi, civilians were injured in enemy attacks.

According to the National Police, over the past day, police officers helped evacuate 433 more civilians from dangerous areas of the region. Since the beginning of mandatory evacuation from the region, police officers have helped to evacuate more than 54, 110 residents, including 6,925 children and 2,527 people with disabilities.

March 19. The UN commission has confirmed that the Russian armed forces are responsible for the indiscriminate airstrikes on a drama theater and a maternity hospital in Mariupol, as well as a missile attack on the railway station in Kramatorsk.

This is said in a report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine.

“The circumstance of the attacks launched or likely launched by Russian armed forces that the Commission investigated has led it to determine that a majority of them were indiscriminate. These include widely reported instances such as the 16 March 2022 attack carried out during the siege of Mariupol on the city’s Drama Theatre that killed and injured a large number of people; the 8 April 2022 attack on the Kramatorsk train station, in which 59 people were killed and 92 were injured; and the 27 June 2022 attack on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk, that killed 21 and injured dozens,” the document says.

The Commission said that “Russian armed forces failed to take feasible precautions to verify whether civilians were present”.

“Hundreds of civilians had gathered in the areas impacted by the attacks on the Kramatorsk train station and the Mariupol Drama Theatre. Similarly, there were hundreds of civilians in residential areas in Chernihiv city during attacks on 3 March 2022, which killed at least 20 people and injured many others,” the document says.

Despite the Kremlin cynical lies, the UN commissioners confirmed that Russia is responsible, along with the already mentioned attack on the drama theater, also for the attack on the maternity ward in Mariupol.

The Commission has in these situations concluded that Russian armed forces were responsible. In the remaining cases, the victims’ bodies were found at or near locations that Russian armed forces used as bases.

“That the attacks impacted civilian buildings, such as functioning medical institutions, also manifests the failure to take precautions. This includes the attack on 9 March 2022 on the Mariupol Primary and Sanitation Aid Centre No. 3, often referred to as Maternity Ward No. 3, in which at least one pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed. Even if the Russian armed forces had military objectives in conducting the attacks, the special protected status of medical institutions should have led them to take extra care,” the document says.

Thus, the Commission has concluded that “Russian armed forces have committed, and in some cases are likely to have committed, indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks, which are violations of international humanitarian law”.

The Commission has also assessed whether the bombardment of Mariupol and the conduct of the siege in the city may constitute a crime against humanity. However, as the Commission has not had access to the Donetsk region, including Mariupol, “it does not have a sufficient basis to make such determination and recommends further investigations in this regard”.

As reported, the Mariupol Drama Theater, which was used as a bomb shelter, was bombarded by Russian aircraft on March 16, 2022, killing up to 600 people.

Prior to that, a maternity hospital, a hospital, a children's department and therapy in the center of Mariupol were destroyed in Russian airstrikes.

On April 8, 2022, Russian troops hit the railway station in Kramatorsk, where thousands of people were waiting for evacuation, with a Tochka-U missile.

In all cases, Russia denied responsibility, cynically claiming that the attacks were carried out by the Ukrainian army.

March 18. Russian troops struck Kramatorsk with cluster munitions, killing two civilians and injuring eight more.

"… As of 17:40, two people were killed and eight were injured, three of them are in serious condition," Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

According to him, the Russians shelled the city with cluster munitions, targeting Bernatsky Park and a funeral bureau. According to preliminary information, a dozen residential buildings and several cars were damaged.

March 18. Russian troops keep shelling the border areas of Sumy and Chernihiv regions. Eighteen strikes have been recorded today.

“From 12:50 to 13:05, seven shots, probably from a 120mm mortar, were recorded in the area of Kharkivka settlement,” the Operational Command “North” posted on Telegram.

No destruction or casualties were reported.

March 18. Russian troops struck Kramatorsk with cluster munitions. Civilians were killed and injured.

"At least two people were killed and five more were injured in the shelling of Kramatorsk. These are operational data as of 17:15," Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

According to him, the Russians shelled the city with cluster munitions, targeting Bernatsky Park and a funeral bureau. According to preliminary information, a dozen residential buildings and several cars were damaged.

March 18. On March 18, Russian forces shelled the town of Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region, with artillery and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). Six people were injured.

The Prosecutor General's Office wrote on Telegram that according to the investigation, on March 18, Russian troops shelled Kostiantynivka with barrel artillery and Uragan MLRS. As a result of the attacks, two women and four men received injuries of varying degrees of severity.

Apartment blocks, private households, farm buildings, as well as the building of a shopping center were damaged.

March 18. Russian troops struck Kherson region 50 times, injuring three people over the past day, March 17.

“Over the past day, the enemy launched 50 strikes on Kherson region, firing 237 shells from heavy artillery and Grad MLRS,” Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

The invaders hit Kherson city three times. "Seven shells slammed into residential neighborhoods, private houses and apartment blocks. Unfortunately, three people were injured," Prokudin noted.

March 18. Over the past day, March 17, Russian troops used S-300 missile systems, artillery, mortars, and heavy machine guns to shell the border areas in Kharkiv, Kupyansk, Chuhuiv, and Bohodukhiv districts of Kharkiv region.

“Strilecha, Starytsia, Vovchansk, Dvorichna, Velykyi Burluk, Hrianykivka, Chervona Zoria and other settlements came under enemy fire,” Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

According to him, "the enemy launched two missile strikes on Velykyi Burluk in Kupyansk district. One of the missiles hit the yard of a residential building. At least 20 neighboring houses and outbuildings were damaged."

March 17.Russian troops continue launching missile strikes on residential houses in the Donetsk region’s Avdiivka.

The relevant statement was made by Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak on Telegram.

“The enemy continues firing missiles at residential houses in Avdiivka,” Yermak wrote, having posted the photographs.

A reminder that, in the morning of March 17, 2023, Russian troops launched four air strikes on the Donetsk region’s Avdiivka.

March 17. Russian invaders shoot unarmed Ukrainian prisoners of war with confidence that they will ultimately escape accountability.

That’s according to Dmytro Lubinets, Parliament’s Commissioner for Human Rights, who addressed the issue on Telegram.

"The shooting by the Russian military of the Ukrainian prisoner Oleksandr Matsievsky after his phrase ‘Glory to Ukraine’ is, unfortunately, not an isolated incident in this terrible war of aggression. We have evidence of other executions of our unarmed prisoners of war by Russian occupiers. We learned about this from our sources in law enforcement, and later it was published in mass media," the ombudsman said.

March 17. Russia’s Kh-59 missile has hit an apartment block in the Donetsk region’s Avdiivka this morning.

The relevant statement was made by Avdiivka City Military Administration Head Vitalii Barabash on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Barabash posted the photographs of the ruined residential building. In his words, people were still living there. Information about casualties is yet to be checked.

“There is no excuse for these war criminals. All of them will surely receive a fair punishment. After all, there are specific names behind each attack and each of such crimes,” Barabash stressed.

A reminder that, in the morning of March 17, 2023, Russian troops launched four air strikes on the Donetsk region’s Avdiivka.

March 17.Russian troops have attacked the Kherson region 76 times over the past day.

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

“Russian invaders have attacked the Kherson region’s peaceful settlements 76 times. The enemy fired 413 projectiles with mortars, multiple launch rocket systems, artillery, tanks, unmanned aerial vehicles, tripod-mounted man-portable recoilless guns and anti-tank guided weapons,” the report states.

Residential areas in the city of Kherson came under enemy fire 13 times. Russian projectiles hit a health facility, detached houses and apartment blocks. One civilian was reported injured.

March 17. Over the past day, Russian troops have shelled the Kharkiv, Chuhuiv and Kupiansk districts in the Kharkiv region.

The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Head Oleh Syniehubov on Telegram.

In particular, such settlements as Vovchansk, Kupiansk, Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Shevchenkove and Hrianykivka came under enemy fire.

Fortunately, civilians remained unharmed. Residential houses and household buildings were damaged.

March 17. Over the past day, Russian troops have shelled the Kharkiv, Chuhuiv and Kupiansk districts in the Kharkiv region.

The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Head Oleh Syniehubov on Telegram.

In particular, such settlements as Vovchansk, Kupiansk, Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Shevchenkove and Hrianykivka came under enemy fire.

Twenty-four more people were evacuated from the areas remaining under continuous enemy fire. They received humanitarian aid and were provided with accommodation if needed.

Demining efforts are underway in the Kharkiv region. The explosives experts of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service have neutralized 56 dangerous objects over the past day.

Meanwhile, Russian invaders again attempted to launch the offensive near Hrianykivka but suffered losses and retreated. The Ukrainian military are firmly holding defense and eliminating enemy forces.

March 17. Russian troops killed two residents of the Donetsk region and wounded eight others on Thursday, March 16.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a post on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"On March 16, the Russians killed two residents of the Donetsk region: in Toretsk and in the village of Krasnohorivka. Another eight people in the region were wounded," he wrote.

March 16. Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure may amount to crimes against humanity. The relevant statement was made by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine (UN Commission).

“The Commission is grateful for the access and written responses to its queries received from Ukrainian officials. It regrets that its attempts to establish meaningful communication with the Russian Federation have been unsuccessful, as its notes verbales and letters have remained unanswered. A Russian governmental institution has referred material to the Commission, which it has examined,” the report states.

According to the UN Commission, Russian authorities have committed a wide range of violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in various regions of Ukraine, many of which amount to war crimes, including attacks on civilians and energy-related infrastructure, wilful killings, unlawful confinement, torture, rape and other sexual violence, as well as unlawful transfers and deportations of children.

March 16. On March 16, 2023, Russian troops struck the Donetsk region’s Kostiantynivka with the Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). Six people were reported injured, including a foreign volunteer.

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Facebook.

“Today Russians have twice struck the city with the Uragan cluster munitions. Six civilians were injured, including a foreign volunteer. At least 19 houses were damaged to a various extent, as well as a school and an enterprise,” Kyrylenko wrote.

Meanwhile, according to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, on March 16, 2023, Russian invaders shelled the Donetsk region’s Kostiantynivka, Pivnichne and Pivdenne with the Uragan MLRS and artillery. A woman, 50, was killed in Pivdenne; and a man, 40, was injured in Pivnichne.

In Kostiantynivka, a railway station, market and detached houses were hit. A citizen of Poland was listed among those injured. The fragments of Russian projectiles caused damage to over 30 houses, gas pipelines, cars and household buildings.

March 15. As many as 10,464 children have been found since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

The press service of the Ombudsman's Office said this in a Facebook post.

"According to the Children of War portal for searching children, 278 children were considered missing and 10,464 children were found [in Ukraine] as of March 16, 2023," the post said.

March 15. Russian invaders have shelled Kostiantynivka in the Donetsk region with Tornado-S multiple rocket launchers over the past day, injuring six people and damaging a school, apartment buildings and private houses.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post and published photos of the destruction.

"Throughout the day, Kostiantynivka came under intense fire from the Russians: they shelled the city with Tornado-S and Uragan [multiple rocket launchers]. Six people were injured, and a school, five apartment buildings, 20 private houses and 11 civilian cars were damaged," the regional governor wrote.

Earlier reports said that on March 15, the Russian army killed a resident of the Donetsk region.

March 15. The Russian army carried out 88 attacks on the Kherson region on March 15 and fired 413 shells from heavy artillery and Grad multiple rocket launchers, wounding three people.

Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson regional military administration, said this in a post on the messaging app Telegram.

He said the enemy attacked Kherson city five times, with 16 shells hitting residential areas, private and apartment buildings.

March 15. Russian troops struck civilian infrastructure in Kharkiv city.

"The enemy once again struck the city's civilian infrastructure. According to preliminary data, there were no casualties. Emergency services work at the scene. The destruction scale is being clarified," Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

There are only residential buildings and urban infrastructure in the area targeted by the Russians.

"There are no military or infrastructure facilities in the area of the strike. There are only residential buildings and urban infrastructure. Houses had windows blown out. There is no information about casualties," Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov posted on Telegram.

March 15. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, 10,425 children have been found in Ukraine. A total of 380 children are considered missing.

“According to the Children of War search portal data, 380 children are considered missing, and 10,425 children were found [in Ukraine] as of March 15, 2023,” the press service of the Ombudsman's Office reports.

March 15. Over the past day, the Russian troops massively shelled the border areas of Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, and Kupyansk districts of Kharkiv region. Civilian casualties were reported.

“Vovchansk suffered the most from the enemy shelling. Civilian industry objects, shops, and a fire and rescue station were damaged in strikes,” Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

A 55-year-old woman was killed as an enemy projectile hit a car, a 47-year-old driver was injured and hospitalized.

Private residential buildings and infrastructure objects were damaged in a Russian attack on the village of Kolodiazne, Kupyansk district. A 42-year-old civilian, who was driving a car during the shelling, was killed.

A 58-year-old civilian received a shrapnel injury in the village of Dvorichna, Kupyansk district. He received medical assistance on the spot.

March 15. Russian troops shelled the Kherson region 78 times, having fired 396 projectiles with the Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and heavy artillery on March 14, 2023.

The relevant statement was made by Kherson Regional Military Administration Head Oleksandr Prokudin on Telegram.

According to Prokudin, the city of Kherson came under enemy fire seven times. Twenty-seven Russian projectiles hit residential areas, detached houses and apartment blocks, and the area of an industrial enterprise. Four civilians were reported injured.

Meanwhile, seventy-four more people were evacuated from the Kherson region’s de-occupied areas, Prokudin added.

March 15. One civilian has been killed and 16 injured in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region over the past day.

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.

“On March 14, 2023, Russians killed one civilian in the Donetsk region, namely in Kramatorsk. Sixteen more people were injured,” Kyrylenko wrote.

Additionally, it is now impossible to count the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha, Kyrylenko noted.

March 14. Prosecutors have already recorded 71,147 war crimes committed by the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

"As of this morning, 71,147 war crimes were recorded over the past year," Yuriy Bielousov, Head of the Department for Combating Crimes Committed in Conditions of Armed Conflict of the Prosecutor General's Office, said during the press conference "International Military Tribunal: What has changed in a year?" at Ukrinform news agency.

He noted that the prosecutor's office brought charges against 293 Russians. "These are persons whom we identified and found to be involved in the commission of a specific war crime. This is a wide range, starting from strikes on civilian objects, ending with sexual violence, murder of our citizens, torture and other types of war crimes," Bielousov clarified.

The official said that the cases against 105 people were submitted to court, and national courts already passed 29 sentences in war crime cases.

As noted, 210 prosecutors in Ukraine are investigating war crimes committed by the Russian Federation.

"We are trying to work within the limits of the available resources [number of employees is meant]. We conduct reorganization. Previously, there were no specialized units in the regions. Now, we have a total of 120 prosecutors investigating war crimes in the nine regions bordering the contact line. Moreover, 90 prosecutors work in our department. That is, there are 210 prosecutors who investigate war crimes only," the official explained.

March 14. Russian invaders launched a missile attack on Odesa region using tactical aircraft, according to the Operational Command South.

"Su-24 aircraft fired 4 anti-radar missiles, presumably Kh-31P, in the direction of the coast," the Operational Command South wrote on Facebook.

The military said that the Russian missiles were downed over the sea, but the debris and blast wave damaged a kindergarten on the coastline and several private houses. No casualties have been reported.

March 14. Russian forces have damaged six apartment blocks and killed a person in this morning's missile attack on the center of Kramatorsk, with rescue operations ongoing.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in a Telegram post.

"Kramatorsk. A Russian missile hit the city center. Six high-rise buildings were damaged. At least three people were injured. One person died. My condolences to the family! Rescue operations are still ongoing," the head of state said.

March 14. Russian forces shelled the city of Kostiantynivka in the Donetsk region on March 13, damaging 18 private houses and four apartment buildings.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

At night, the Russians launched an air missile attack on Avdiivka, with three missiles hitting the territory of industrial enterprises and one a residential area. In the morning, the Russians launched another air missile attack on Lastochkyne in the Ocheretyne community. Kurakhove came under fire in the past day, a park and a house were damaged, Kyrylenko said.

According to him, two people were killed and seven wounded in Kostiantynivka. Eighteen private houses and four apartment buildings were damaged in the city. A house was damaged in Ivanopil. One person was injured in Bakhmut. Toretsk came under fire, with no casualties recorded. One person was injured in the Soledar community (in Nykyforivka), and 11 houses were damaged.

Russian troops also shelled Torske and Zarichne in the Lyman community. An administration building in Siversk was damaged.

March 14. Russian forces launched 93 attacks on Kherson region on March 13. Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post. "Over the past day, the enemy launched 93 attacks, firing 412 shells from heavy artillery and Grad systems," he wrote.

According to Prokudin, the enemy shelled the city of Kherson four times, "13 shells hit residential quarters, private and apartment buildings." As a result of the strikes, one person was killed, six more were injured.

He noted that 88 more civilians were evacuated from the territories of Kherson region liberated from the Russian invaders.

March 14. The Russian army killed three civilians and injured 14 more in Donetsk region on March 13.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post. "On March 13, Russians killed three civilians in Donetsk region: two in Kostiantynivka and one in Avdiivka. Another 14 people in the region were injured,” the wrote.

He noted that it is currently impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha. As reported by Ukrinform, the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled more than 100 enemy attacks in five directions over the day.

March 14. Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 21,965 civilian casualties in the country: 8,231 killed and 13,734 injured.

This is said in a civilian casualty update published on the OHCHR website.

Among those injured, there are 413 boys and 295 girls, as well as 271 children whose sex is not yet known. According to OHCHR, 3,664 men, 2,173 women, 260 boys and 203 girls have been killed, as well as 31 children and 1,900 adults whose sex is not yet known.

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. This concerns, for example, Mariupol (Donetsk region), Lysychansk, Popasna, and Sievierodonetsk (Luhansk region), where there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties.

March 13. Residential buildings were damaged and a woman was injured in the Russian shelling of Zaporizhzhia region.

"Today, Komyshuvakha community came under fire again. Residential buildings in the village of Zarichne were destroyed: windows were broken, roofs were damaged. A woman was injured," the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration posted on Telegram.

As noted, all emergency services are now working at the site.

March 13. March 13, the Russian invaders shelled the towns of Avdiivka and Kostiantynivka in Donetsk region with tube artillery and Uragan MLRS. As a result, one civilian was killed and five more were injured.

"According to the investigation data, on March 13, 2023, the occupation forces of the Russian Federation shelled the towns of Avdiivka and Kostiantynivka with tube artillery and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems. As a result of the attacks, a 46-year-old woman was killed in Avdiivka. Five residents of Kostiantynivka, four men and one woman aged 25 to 73, received shrapnel injuries of varying degrees of severity. Currently, they are provided with medical assistance," the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office posted on Facebook.

As noted, private houses, apartment blocks, outbuildings, cars, and asphalt pavement were destroyed.

March 13. In Kharkiv region, two civilians were injured in Russian shelling of Kupiansk district.

This was reported by the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office on Telegram.

"On March 13, around 05:30, the occupiers fired artillery at the village of Hrianykivka, Kupiansk district. As a result of the shelling, a man and a woman, the village residents, received shrapnel wounds," the report says.

March 13. In Kharkiv region, a resident of Snizhkivka village was injured after stepping on a land mine left by Russian invaders. He was hospitalized with shrapnel wounds.

"In the village of Snizhkivka, Izium district, a 40-year-old civilian man stepped on a ‘petal’ mine. As a result of the explosion, he received shrapnel wounds and a mine blast injury. He was hospitalized in a moderate condition," Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, wrote on Telegram.

March 13. The illegal deportation of Ukrainian children by Russia is a war crime, and all deported children must be returned home immediately.

That's according to a report issued by the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW).

"There needs to be a concerted international effort to identify and return children who were deported to Russia, and Ukraine and its allies should ensure that all children who were or remain institutionalized are identified and provided with support to live with their families and in communities," said Bill Van Esveld, associate children's rights director at Human Rights Watch.

The report notes that according to the Ukrainian government, Ukraine had more than 105,000 children in residential institutions before Russia's full-scale invasion in February 2022, the largest number in Europe after Russia. Nearly half were children with disabilities, according to UNICEF.

March 13. Russian troops have struck the village of Znob-Novhorodske in the Sumy region, killing one civilian and injuring four others.

The Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, said this in a post on the messaging app Telegram.

"In the Sumy region, the Russians shelled the village of Znob-Novhorodske. A missile attack was launched near the local vocational and agricultural lyceum. One civilian was killed, four people we injured," Yermak wrote.

March 13. Russian invaders shelled Donetsk region’s Avdiivka three times with artillery on Monday morning, as well as launched an airstrike on the territory of Avdiivka Coke Chemical Plant.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

March 13. Russian troops attacked Kherson region 56 times over the past day, firing more than 330 projectiles. The press service of the Kherson Regional Military Administration said this in a Telegram post.

"The Russian occupiers attacked Kherson region 56 times, firing more than 330 projectiles. Region’s peaceful settlements were shelled with various types of weapons - mortars, MLRS, artillery, tanks and UAVs," the report says.According to the Kherson Regional Military Administration, the Russian army twice shelled residential neighborhoods of Kherson. Enemy shells hit private and apartment buildings.

One person was injured as a result of Russian military strikes.

March 13. The Russian army injured seven civilians in Donetsk region on March 12. Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"On March 12, Russians injured seven civilians in Donetsk region: four in Bakhmut, two in Krasnohorivka, and one in Kostiantynivka,” the report says. He noted that it is currently impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

March 12. Russian troops attacked the village of Bilozerka in the Kherson region on Sunday, March 12, injuring a girl.

Yurii Sobolevskyi, First Deputy Chairman of the Kherson Regional Council, said this in a Telegram post.

"This morning, the enemy shelled a residential area in Bilozerka. One girl was wounded. She was promptly provided with medical assistance," he said.

March 12. Vitaliy Kim, head of the Mykolaiv regional military administration, has shown the consequences of the Russian artillery shelling of the residential neighborhoods of Ochakiv.

He posted photos showing the aftermath of the Russian strikes on his Telegram channel, Ukrinform reports.

March 12. The Russian army shelled the border settlements of the Kharkiv, Chuhuiv and Kupiansk districts in the Kharkiv region on March 11, damaging private residential buildings.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, said this in a post on Telegram.

"The enemy is continuing to shell the settlements of the Kharkiv, Chuhuiv and Kupiansk districts of the Kharkiv region, located not far from the contact line and the border with the Russian Federation," the post said.

March 12. Russian troops killed two civilians and injured four more in Donetsk region over the past day.

"Russia kills civilians! On March 11, the Russians killed two residents of Donetsk region: in Kostiantynivka and Tonenke. Four more people were injured in the region," Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

According to Kyrylenko, it is currently impossible to establish the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha, but every war criminal will be punished.

March 12. The Russian army launched 29 attacks on Kherson region over the past day, March 11.

"Over the past day, the enemy launched 29 attacks, firing 156 shells from heavy artillery and Grad multiple launch rocket systems," Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Kherson city was struck thrice. Ten shells slammed into residential neighborhoods, private houses, apartment blocks, and the territory of a utility company."

Three people were killed and three more were injured in the shelling.

Another 67 people were evacuated from the areas of the region liberated from the Russian invaders, Prokudin added.

March 12. The Russians hit the town of Ochakiv, Mykolaiv region, with multiple launch rocket systems from the side of the Kinburn Spit.

"MLRS were fired again from the side of the Kinburn Spit! We are recording the damage, several cars are on fire, the State Emergency Service and the regional police officers are working at the scene," Serhiy Shaykhet, chief of Mykolaiv region police, reports.

According to preliminary data, nobody was injured.

March 11. One person was killed and four more local residents were injured in the enemy shelling of Donetsk region on Saturday.

“Under the procedural guidance of the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office, pre-trial investigations were launched into the violations of the laws and customs of war (Parts 1, 2 of Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine),” the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram.

According to the investigation data, on March 11, Russian troops shelled Kostiantynivka town, Mykolaivka village in Kramatorsk district, and Maksymilyanivka village in Pokrovsk district with tube artillery and Uragan MLRS.

March 11. Russian troops have launched a missile strike on the city of Zaporizhzhia. A critical infrastructure object was reported hit.

The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration on Telegram.

“The enemy continues to target critical infrastructure in the Zaporizhzhia region,” the report states.

Russian projectiles, presumably the S-300 missiles, were fired at the regional center’s critical infrastructure. Relevant services are now working at the scene.

March 11. Over the past day, the Russians struck 19 settlements in Donetsk region.

"The Russians launched 49 attacks on 19 settlements. Most of the shells were fired at the residential neighborhoods. Civilian casualties were reported. Seventy civilian objects were destroyed and damaged: 43 residential buildings, factory premises, a monument, a gas pipe, a power line, an outbuilding, a garage, cars," the press service of the Donetsk Region Department of the National Police informs.

As noted, the Russian army struck the towns of Avdiivka, Bakhmut, Kostiantynivka, Chasiv Yar, Kurakhove, Slovyansk, Ocheretyne, the villages of Bohoyavlenka, Vremivka, Karlivka, Lastochkyne, Kalynivka, Maksymilyanivka, Krasnohorivka, Molocharka, Rozkishne, Sieverne, Tonenke, Khromove with aircraft, S-300 missile systems, Grad and Uragan MLRS, artillery, mortars.

March 11. On the morning of Saturday, March 11, Russian troops shelled the border areas of Sumy region with artillery.

“From 08:10 to 08:35, 23 shots, probably from tube artillery, were recorded in the area of Rozhkovychi village. From 08:50 to 08:55, two shots, probably from tube artillery, were recorded in the area of Sytne village,” the Operational Command "North" posted on Telegram.

In both cases, no destruction or casualties were reported.

March 11. Yesterday, March 10, Russian troops killed two residents of Donetsk region and injured another 14.

"On March 10, the Russians killed two residents of Donetsk region, in the village of Krasnohorivka. Another 14 people in the region were injured," Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Currently, it is impossible to establish the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha, Kyrylenko noted.

March 11. Russia’s full-scale invasion has caused more than UAH 2 trillion in damage to Ukraine's environment.

This was discussed at a visiting session of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Environmental Policy and Nature Management in Kharkiv, Ukrinform reports with reference to the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

"We count every destroyed tree. And every hryvnia that the Russian Federation will pay us for what they have done. Every day we record new facts of damage and destruction. According to preliminary estimates, the total damage to the environment is already worth more than UAH 2 trillion: this includes contamination of land and air pollution, burned forests, and destroyed objects. Russia is provoking a climate crisis, a nuclear crisis due to the situation at the ZNPP, a humanitarian crisis," said First Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Ruslan Hrechanyk.

Oleksandr Filchakov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office, noted that the agency investigates cases of intentional or accidental damage to the natural environment. "We record and analyze all environmental crimes, attacks on industrial facilities, oil depots," Filchakov noted.

MP Pavlo Yakymenko emphasized that all government agencies were instructed to jointly develop new concepts and programs for the restoration of Ukraine's ecology. Using the example of the situation with the shallowing of the Oskil reservoir, which the committee members visited the day before, Yakymenko pointed out the need to foresee the possibility of natural and humanitarian crises now to prevent them from happening or to quickly solve the problems.

As reported, the environmental damage caused to Kharkiv by Russian shelling is estimated at UAH 200 billion.

March 11. In the Kherson region, Russian troops have opened fire 71 times over the past day. Three civilians were reported killed and five injured.

The relevant statement was made by Kherson Regional Military Administration Head Oleksandr Prokudin on Telegram.

“The enemy opened fire 71 times, having fired 335 projectiles with heavy artillery and the Grad MLRS. The city of Kherson came under enemy fire four times. [Russian] projectiles hit residential areas, detached houses and apartment blocks,” Prokudin wrote.

March 10. The enemy army shelled Chervonohryhorivka community in Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region. Two men were killed, three more were injured.

"Artillery shelling of Chervonohryhorivka community in Nikopol district resulted in civilian casualties. Two men, 32 and 41, were killed. Three more, 42, 52, and 57, were injured," Serhiy Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

A transport enterprise premises, a three-story residential building, seven private houses, outbuildings, a garage, cars, and power lines were damaged.

March 10. In Donetsk region, the city of Kostyantynivka once again came under enemy fire, as a result of which six civilians were injured, while a number of residential buildings and a gas pipeline were damaged.

That’s according to the Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, who broke the news on Telegram, posting the photos of the destruction, Ukrinform reports.

"Kostyantynivka is under Russian fire again. At least six people were injured, according to tentative reports. A number of households and a gas pipeline were damaged. According to preliminary information, this time the Russians employed the Uragan multiple rocket launch system, the head of the region wrote.

He noted that rescuers are working at the scene and urged local residents to evacuate the area.

As reported, last day, on March 9, Kostyantynivka was hit by enemy missiles and artillery, as a result of which a part of the firefighters’ unit, residential buildings, a bookstore, and a shop were damaged.

March 10. On the morning of March 10, Russian forces shelled several settlements in Ocheretyn community, Donetsk region, with Grad MLRS.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"In the Horlivka direction, one person was injured as a result of the shelling of Kostyantynivka. The city was hit by missiles and artillery shelling - part of the State Emergency Service department, two residential buildings, a bookstore and a shop were damaged," Kyrylenko wrote.

He noted that during the day it became known about seven more multi-story buildings damaged in Bakhmut. In Toretsk, a 9-story building was damaged, there were no casualties. In Soledar community, shelling was recorded in Minkivka, Fedorivka, Rozdolivka, Vasiukivka, and Orikhovo-Vasylivka.

March 10. As of the morning of March 10, 464 children were killed and 934 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale aggression of the Russian Federation.

"As of the morning of March 10, 2023, more than 1,398 children were killed and injured in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 464 children were killed and more than 934 children received injuries of varying severity," the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram.

As noted, these numbers are not final as efforts are ongoing to establish casualties in the areas of hostilities, temporarily captured and liberated territories.

Most children were killed and injured in Donetsk region – 446, Kharkiv region – 273, Kyiv region – 123, Kherson region – 94, Zaporizhzhia region – 87, Mykolaiv region – 83, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 66, Dnipropetrovsk region – 66.

March 10. Four people were killed and three people, including a child, were injured in Russian shelling of Kherson region yesterday, March 9.

"Over the past day, the Russians launched 79 strikes, firing 407 shells from heavy artillery and Grad multiple launch rocket systems," Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

According to Prokudin, the enemy struck Kherson city nine times. A total of 47 shells slammed into residential neighborhoods, private houses, apartment blocks, and a public transport stop.

"Unfortunately, there are civilian casualties. Four people were killed and three, including a child, were injured," Prokudin noted.

March 10. At night, Russian troops shelled two communities in Dnipropetrovsk region, hitting an energy facility.

"The Russian army continues to fight with civilians. At night, the enemy hit Nikopol district with rockets and heavy artillery. People are safe, but an enterprise and houses were damaged," Serhiy Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Lysak noted that the invaders were targeting Pokrovske community. An energy facility was hit and suffered severe destruction. A fire broke out and has been already put out. Three settlements of the district are partially without electricity supply. Power engineers work to restore it.

"The enemy also struck Chervonohryhorivka community with heavy artillery twice. Transport and agricultural enterprises, an administrative building, three private houses and the same number of outbuildings, cars, power lines were damaged," he added.

March 9. The Russian army struck Nikopol district’s Chervonohryhorivka community in Dnipropetrovsk region three times on March 9.

"During the day, the Russian occupation army struck Chervonohryhorivka community with heavy artillery three times. A 73-year-old man was injured. The victim was hospitalized. He is currently in the hospital in a stable condition," Mykola Lukashuk, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, wrote on Telegram.

According to him, the shelling destroyed a dozen private houses and three farm buildings in the community.

March 9. In Mariupol, which is temporarily occupied by the Russian army, the invaders have already destroyed 400 apartment blocks to hide war crimes.

"For two months of intensive fire, they [the invaders] destroyed every second high-rise building. There are 1,800 apartment blocks in Mariupol city. The terrorist state defined 934 buildings that are demolished now... They have already removed 400 such buildings, that is, they have hidden their war crimes," Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko said during a briefing at Ukrinform news agency.

As noted, the invaders, fearing a Ukrainian counteroffensive, destroy the traces of their crimes: they demolish bombed houses "along with their numerous dead residents."

"They work day and night... because they understand that we [the Armed Forces of Ukraine] are already approaching, that we will regain the city, that there will be a counteroffensive. And they prepare for this and clear away their war crimes. And it is necessary to understand that 50% of the city no longer exists, unfortunately. They are quickly clearing away [traces of war crimes]," Boychenko said.

March 9. Three civilians were killed as Russian forces targeted a public transport stop in Kherson city. Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, wrote this on Telegram.

"Russian terrorists shelled Kherson in the morning. They hit, among other objects, a public transport stop," Yermak said.

Three people were killed as a result of the shelling.

March 9. Russians continue to terrorize peaceful citizens, while failing to realize that they can’t break the Ukrainians this way. That’s according to the Head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, who made the statement via Telegram. "Terrorists are doing their utmost to deprive us of light. They continue to terrorize peaceful people. But they fail to understand that after what we’ve already gone through, we won’t be broken by this and we confidently continue to move towards the goal of clearing Ukrainian land from Russian scum," the official wrote.

March 9. The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant was completely de-energized as a result of the Russian missile attack on Ukraine. That’s according to NAEC Energoatom’s press service.

"Today, March 9, at 3:53am, as a result of the missile attacks by the ruscists, the last remaining power line linking the occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP to the Ukrainian power system was disconnected. Currently, the plant is de-energized and has gone into blackout mode – for the sixth time since its capture. Power units 5 and 6 are being put in a cold state, 18 diesel generators were turned on to cover the ZNPP's own power needs. There is enough fuel to run the generators for 10 days. The countdown has begun," the statement reads.

March 9. Russian aggressors fired about 15 missiles at the city of Kharkiv and Kharkiv region, targeting critical infrastructure facilities. That’s according to Oleh Syniehubov, head of the regional military administration.

"The enemy carried out about 15 strikes on the city and region. The occupiers are once again targeting critical infrastructure," the official wrote on Telegram.

According to tentative reports, a residential building was hit in Kharkiv region.

March 9. As a result of a Russian missile attack on the capital, an infrastructure facility was hit in the Holosiivskyi district. That’s according to the Kyiv City Military Administration.

"In the Holosiivskyi district, an infrastructure object was hit. All emergency services are working at the site. In the Sviatoshynski district, two people were injured by missile debris. They are being provided with medical assistance. The missile debris also damaged a number of cars. The report is being clarified," said Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv City Military Administration.

He added that emergency power outages are partially applied across the capital.

March 8. About 16 million Ukrainians arrived in the European Union in 2022, and 11 million of them later returned to Ukraine, whereas another 1 million people left for other countries, and about four million refugees remained on EU territory.

According to an Ukrinform correspondent, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said this at a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday, March 8.

"We have welcomed 16 million Ukrainians into the European Union [in 2022]. Eleven million have gone back to Ukraine again. Four million are still here. Another 1 million went further outside Ukraine, for example, to Canada, the U.S. and the UK," she said.

According to Johansson, Ukrainians returned home not because they are allegedly not welcome on EU territory, but this is primarily related to their desire to be part of the resistance to Russian aggression and to continue working in Ukraine.

"I talked to those who returned, and therefore there is no reason to say that they are not happy here. They feel that they are welcome here. But many, perhaps having left their children here with their relatives, returned themselves to fight, work or be part of the resistance to Russian aggression," she said.

According to Johansson, about 200,000 border crossings by Ukrainians to and from the EU are recorded every week.

March 8. Russian troops attacked the Kherson region 61 times on March 7, firing 309 shells from heavy artillery and Grad multiple launch rocket systems.

Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"The enemy shelled the city of Kherson four times. Seventeen shells hit residential neighborhoods, private houses and apartment buildings," Prokudin said.

According to him, one person was wounded.

Another 87 people were evacuated from the territory of the region liberated from Russian forces.

March 8. Russian troops shelled the Marhanets community in the Dnipropetrovsk region with heavy artillery early on March 8. Serhii Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"[Last] night in the Dnipropetrovsk region passed without shelling. After six o'clock in the morning, the enemy opened fire on the Marhanets community," he said.

According to Lysak, the Russian army struck the community with heavy artillery. The consequences of the destruction are being clarified.

March 7. A Ukrainian serviceman executed by Russians is Tymofiy Shadura, a soldier of the 30th Separate Mechanized Brigade, according to preliminary data.

The Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this on Telegram.

"Yesterday, a footage was shared on social networks and mass media showing a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine being shot by the Russian occupiers after he said "Glory to Ukraine!" According to preliminary data, the deceased is Tymofiy Mykolayovych Shadura, a serviceman of the 30th Separate Mechanized Brigade," the report says.

Shadura has been considered missing since February 3, 2023 after hostilities in the Bakhmut district, Donetsk region.

The body of the Ukrainian serviceman is currently in the temporarily occupied territory. The final confirmation of the identity will be established after the body it returned and the relevant examinations are conducted.

A footage of the Russian invaders shooting a Ukrainian soldier for the phrase "Glory to Ukraine!" appeared online.

On March 6, the main investigation department of Ukraine's SBU State Security Service launched criminal proceedings after footage emerged showing a Ukrainian soldier being shot by the Russians.

March 7. A total of 356 children in Ukraine have been listed as missing since the Russian full-scale invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ombudsman’s Office in Ukraine on Facebook.

“Following the data from the Children of War state portal, as of March 7, 2023, a total of 356 children were listed as missing, 16,224 – deported, 10,230 – found, 308 – returned,” the report states.

March 7. Russian forces killed another civilian in Donetsk region on March 6.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"On March 6, Russians killed one civilian in Donetsk region – in Maksymilianivka. Seven more people in the region were injured,” he wrote. He noted that it is currently impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

March 7. Urgent measures are needed to reunite Ukrainian children illegally taken to Russia with their families, while Russia’s refusal to return them is a "serious violation of their human rights."

This was stated by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, following her visit to Ukraine focused on the human rights situation of Ukrainian children transferred to the Russian Federation and to the territories of Ukraine under Russian occupation.

“Russia’s failure to return Ukrainian children separated from their families and legal guardians is a serious violation of their human rights. Concrete mechanisms and solutions must urgently be identified and used to reunite these children with their families,” she said.

March 7. The Russian army shelled Kherson region 65 times over the past day. Four civilians were injured.

Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"Over the past day, the enemy launched 65 attacks, firing 354 shells from heavy artillery and Grad [MLRS]. The enemy shelled the city of Kherson 3 times. 18 projectiles hit residential quarters, private and apartment buildings," he said.

According to Prokudin, four people were injured.

The regional governor added that 52 more people had been evacuated from the region’s territories liberated from Russian invaders.

March 6. During the day, Russian troops shelled Nikopol with heavy artillery.

"The occupiers struck Nikopol with heavy artillery today. As a result, three residential buildings, two outbuildings, and power lines were damaged," Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, posted on Telegram.

Fortunately, nobody was injured.

No shelling was recorded in other districts of the region during the day.

March 6. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 21,793 civilian casualties in Ukraine – 8,173 killed and 13,620 injured – from 24 February 2022, which marked the start of the large-scale armed attack by the Russian Federation, to 5 March 2023.

“From 1 to 28 February 2023, OHCHR recorded 589 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 138 killed and 451 injured,” reads the OHCHR’s press release.

As noted, 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. This concerns, for example, Mariupol (Donetsk region), Lysychansk, Popasna, and Sievierodonetsk (Luhansk region), where there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties.

March 6. On the morning of March 6, Russian aggressors again shelled the village of Kozatske, Kherson region. A woman was injured.

This was reported by the Kherson Regional Military Administration on Telegram.

"In the morning, the village of Kozatske, Nova Kakhovka community, came under shelling again, a woman was injured," the report says.

It is noted that the enemy shelled the village with artillery and dropped explosives from drones

March 6. In the past 24 hours, the police recorded 29 enemy attacks on 14 settlements in Donetsk region, civilian casualties were reported.

The Main Directorate of the National Police in Donetsk region said this in a statement published on its website on March 5.

"The police of Donetsk region documented 29 Russian attacks on the civilian population. During the day, 14 settlements came under shelling. Enemy projectiles killed and wounded civilians," the report says.

It is noted that Russian troops shelled the cities of Avdiivka, Bakhmut, Vuhledar, Kramatorsk, Kurakhove, Chasiv Yar, the villages of Hryshyne, Vremivka, Dachne, Ivanivske, Karlivka, Krasnohorivka, Lastochkyno, and Orlivka.

The enemy used Kh-59 air missiles, S-300 air defense systems, Grad and Smerch MLSR, artillery, tanks, mortars, damaging and destroying 15 residential buildings and an educational institution.

According to the police, Russian attacks killed a person in Bakhmut, as well as injured other people. In addition, residents in Ivanivske and Vuhledar were also injured.

"In Lyman, a civilian was injured as a result of the detonation of an enemy mine. The police and SBU opened criminal proceedings under Article 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine," the police said.

As reported by Ukrinform, with the assistance of the police, 93 more people were evacuated from Donetsk region on March 5. Since the beginning of mandatory evacuation, more than 48,619 people, including 6,467 children, 2,356 people with disabilities, have been evacuated from the region.

March 6. Russian invaders launched a missile attack on Kramatorsk last night, destroying a school, and in Avdiivka, shelling of the old and central parts of the city continued throughout the night.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram .

"At night, the Russians launched a missile strike on Kramatorsk and destroyed a school. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties," the official wrote.

March 6. Russian troops have already killed 464 children and injured 931 in Ukraine.

According to Ukrinform, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this in a Telegram post.

"As of the morning of March 6, 2023, more than 1,395 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of Russia's full-scale armed aggression. According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 464 children died and more than 931 were injured," the report reads.

Most children were killed or injured in Donetsk region - 446, Kharkiv region - 273, Kyiv region - 123, Kherson region - 94, Zaporizhzhia region - 84, Mykolaiv region - 83, Chernihiv region - 68, Luhansk region - 66, and Dnipropetrovsk region - 64.

March 6. This morning Russian troops have again struck the Dnipropetrovsk region’s Nikopol district with heavy artillery. The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Lysak on Telegram.

“No enemy shelling was recorded in the region last night. But, after 06:00 a.m., the aggressor struck the Nikopol district. The enemy targeted the Chervonohryhorivka community and Nikopol with heavy artillery,” the report states.

March 6. One civilian has been killed and five injured in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region over the past day. The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.

“On March 5, 2023, Russians killed one civilian in the Donetsk region, namely in Bakhmut. Five more people were injured,” Kyrylenko wrote.

March 6. Over the past day, Russian troops have opened fire on the Kherson region with heavy artillery and the Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) 74 times. Three civilians were killed, including two children.

The relevant statement was made by Kherson Regional Military Administration Head Oleksandr Prokudin on Telegram.

“Yesterday, the enemy opened fire 74 times, having fired 346 heavy artillery and Grad MLRS projectiles. […] Casualties among civilians were reported: three people were killed, including two children,” Prokudin wrote.

March 5. The Russian army fired heavy artillery at Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk region again.

"After a calm night, the day in the region was tense. In particular, the Russian occupation troops shelled Nikopol with heavy artillery," Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, posted on Telegram.

As a result of the attack, a private enterprise, a grocery store, five private houses, a high-rise building, a non-operational building, two outbuildings, and power lines were damaged. The damaged high-rise building has electricity and water.

Public utility companies and the Nikopol City Council maintain order in the city despite the shelling, Lukashuk noted

March 5. Considering the scale of mine pollution, demining efforts may last up to 70 years. Therefore, to solve this problem as soon as possible, strong support from international partners is needed.

This was reported by the Ministry of Economy

"Given the scale of pollution, demining will last 70 years with the resources currently available in Ukraine. Therefore, in order to solve this problem in the shortest possible time, strong support from international partners is needed – financial, technological, and organizational," the statement reads.

According to the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economy Yulia Svyrydenko, it is necessary to create an analog of the Ramstein format in order to synchronize and coordinate efforts to clear the territories of mines and unexploded ordnance.

The First Vice PM noted this during a meeting with Canadian Parliament Member Heather McPherson.

Another important topic of discussion was the issue of war risk insurance for foreign companies that are ready to participate in Ukraine’s rapid recovery, in particular, for Canadian businesses.

Svyrydenko emphasized Ukraine’s ongoing efforts to this end together with the USA and European Union, and also noted the importance of introducing investment insurance mechanisms in the context of the need to restore and revive the national economy, which shrank by 30.4% last year.

During the meeting, the issues of the return of Ukrainians who were forced to flee the country and the support that the Ukrainian government is ready to provide them, programs for the reconstruction of accommodation and infrastructure destroyed amid the war, food security, and the role of Ukraine as one of the key food suppliers to the world market, were discussed.

March 5. Russian troops have already killed 462 children and injured 931 more during its full-scale armed aggression in Ukraine.

"As of the morning of March 5, 2023, more than 1,393 children were killed and injured in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 462 children were killed and more than 931 children received injuries of varying severity," the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram.

As noted, these numbers are not final as efforts are ongoing to establish casualties in the areas of hostilities, temporarily captured and liberated territories.

Most children were killed and injured in Donetsk region – 445, Kharkiv region – 272, Kyiv region – 123, Kherson region – 90, Zaporizhzhia region – 84, Mykolaiv region – 83, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 66, Dnipropetrovsk region – 64.

March 5. Russian forces continue to target the civilian population as they fire at the districts of Kharkiv region close to the border.

Kupiansk and Chuhuiv districts were affected in the past day, says the chief of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

"This morning, the enemy fired at Kupiansk again. A transport infrastructure facility was damaged. A fire broke out at the site. Fire rescuers scrambled to put it out. Updates are to follow. Yesterday, after 23:00, at least five residential buildings were destroyed as a result of enemy shelling of Kupiansk. A 65 -year -old man was killed, "said the Administration head.

March 5. Two civilians have been killed and seven injured in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region over the past day.

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.

“On March 4, 2023, Russians killed two civilians in the Donetsk region, namely in Bakhmut. Seven more people were injured,” Kyrylenko wrote.

March 5. The death toll in Russia’s missile strike on an apartment block in the city of Zaporizhzhia, which took place on March 2, 2023, has increased to 13.

The relevant statement was made by the Main Department of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service in the Zaporizhzhia region on Telegram.

“Rescuers recovered 13 bodies of victims from under the rubble of the house, including that of an 8-month-old baby,” the report states.

Municipal services removed over 853 tonnes of the construction debris. Psychologists of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service are working at the scene and have already provided aid to 100 local residents and relatives of those affected.

March 5. Russian troops have opened fire on seven communities in the Sumy region. A total of 117 explosions were recorded.

The relevant statement was made by Sumy Regional Military Administration on Facebook.

In particular, the following communities were affected: Bilopillia, Esman, Shalyhyne, Nova Sloboda, Znob-Novhorodske, Myropillia, Yunakivka. The enemy used mortars and artillery.

March 5. As a result of Russia’s full-scale invasion, 1,322 objects of cultural infrastructure have already been damaged in Ukraine.

The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine said this in a Telegram post.

"As a result of Russian aggression in Ukraine, 1,322 objects of cultural infrastructure have already been damaged. Almost a third of them - 505 objects - have been destroyed," the report says.

The cultural infrastructure suffered the greatest losses and damage in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Luhansk regions.

According to the ministry, the largest group of damaged or destroyed objects of cultural infrastructure are club facilities - 47% of the total number of cultural infrastructure facilities that suffered damage.

March 4. What the Russian invaders committed in Ukraine is a crime not only against Ukraine and Ukrainians - these acts are a crime against humanity and against the whole world. That is why the world must unite forces to create a tribunal to punish the aggressor country, in the name of a better future for the next generations.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin stated this at the United for Justice international conference in Lviv, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Today's discussion sends a clear signal that we are on the same side. It is important for us to be even more precise in our communications in order to convince the whole world, which already knows about the act of aggression. Convince the world to be brave and take the next step - join our tribunal to punish the aggressor. This is important not only for Ukraine and Ukrainians, not only out of respect for Ukraine’s soldiers, but also for future generations," Kostin emphasized.

He recalled that immediately after the start of the full-scale invasion, Ukrainian citizens began to look for an appropriate name for the future tribunal against Russian criminals. The first such name was "Kharkiv Tribunal" - when the occupiers began shelling residential districts of Kharkiv city with artillery and missiles from the first days of the invasion. Then the name “Mariupol Tribunal” appeared. Subsequently, the tribunal of Bucha and other Ukrainian cities and villages liberated from the occupation, where terrible evidence of Russian atrocities against the civilian population was discovered.

March 4. Russian troops continue to attack border settlements of Chernihiv and Sumy regions.

The Operational Command North wrote on Telegram that from 12:50 to 13:30, there were eight strikes, presumably from a 120 mm mortar, in the area of Novovasylivka settlement.

From 12:35 to 12:50, there were four strikes, presumably from a 120 mm mortar, in the area of Yanzhulivka settlement.

From 17:07 to 17:45, there were 15 strikes, presumably from a 120 mm mortar, in the area of Studenok settlement.

There were no reports of casualties among the local population or damage to civilian infrastructure.

According to the command, there were no losses among personnel or military equipment.

March 4. Russian troops fired an Iskander-K missile at a community in Zaporizhzhia district.

"According to the investigation data, around 13:00 on March 4, 2023, military personnel of the aggressor country, launched a missile attack using Iskander-K missile system on one of the territorial communities in Zaporizhzhia district," the Zaporizhzhia Regional Prosecutor's Office posted on Facebook.

The blast wave and debris damaged the facades, windows, and roofs of local residents' houses. No casualties were reported.

A pre-trial investigation was opened into the violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

March 4. In Zaporizhzhia, the body of another person was found under the rubble of the apartment block hit by a Russian missile on the night of March 2. The death toll rose to 11.

According to preliminary information, four more people remain missing, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from the scene.

Search and rescue operation has been ongoing for the third day.

Earlier today, the bodies of an eight-month-old girl and her family were retrieved from the rubble.

On the night of March 2, Russian troops launched a missile attack on a residential building in Zaporizhzhia city.

March 4. On Saturday morning, the enemy struck Dnipropetrovsk region’s Nikopol district, killing two people.

Serhiy Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, reported this on Telegram, according to Ukrinform.

"In the morning, the enemy struck Nikopol district several times. They fired heavy artillery and MLRS. Two people were killed in Chervonohryhorivka community - a 57-year-old woman and a 68-year-old man," the report says.

In addition, 8 private houses, 2 farm buildings, a power line and a gas pipeline were damaged.

In Nikopol, a hotel was damaged. The aftermath of the attacks are being clarified.

March 4. On March 4, Russian forces fired 35 mortar bombs and shells at border areas of Sumy and Chernihiv regions, three settlements came under enemy fire.

This was reported by the Operational Command North on Telegram.

From 11:00 to 11:40, on the outskirts of Vovkivka village, 20 strikes, presumably from self-propelled artillery systems, were recorded. Data on losses among the local population and damage to civilian infrastructure are being clarified.

From 11:10 to 11:50, 12 strikes, presumably from 120mm mortars, were recorded in the area of Tymonovychi village. From 12:15 to 12:25, three strikes, presumably from 120mm mortars, were recorded in the area of Kharkivka village. There were no reports of casualties among the local population or damage to civilian infrastructure.

March 4. Russian troops have already killed 462 children and injured another 930 children in Ukraine.

"As of March 4, 2023, more than 1,391 children were killed and injured in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to official information of juvenile prosecutors, 462 children were killed and more than 930 children received injuries of varying severity," the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram.

As noted, these numbers are not final as efforts are ongoing to establish casualties in the areas of hostilities, temporarily captured and liberated territories.

Most children were killed and injured in Donetsk region – 445, Kharkiv region – 272, Kyiv region – 123, Kherson region – 90, Zaporizhzhia region – 84, Mykolaiv region – 83, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 66, Dnipropetrovsk region – 64.

In particular, it became known about the death of a seven-month-old girl in a Russian missile strike on Zaporizhzhia city on March 2.

The Russian armed forces have already damaged 3,126 educational institutions in Ukraine; 438 of them are completely destroyed.

As reported, 350 children have gone missing in Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale war.

March 4. The Russian army shelled the border settlements in three districts of Kharkiv region over the past day. One civilian was injured.

"Over the past day, border settlements of Kharkiv, Kupyansk, and Chuhuiv districts of the region again suffered from the occupiers’ shelling... In the village of Berestove, Kupyansk district, a man, 52, was hospitalized in a moderate condition,” Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

At least nine residential buildings, a healthcare facility, outbuildings, and garages were damaged in Kupyansk. Nobody was injured.

A private house was damaged in Vovchansk, Chuhuiv district.

March 4. The Russian army shelled the border settlements in three districts of Kharkiv region over the past day. One civilian was injured.

"Over the past day, border settlements of Kharkiv, Kupyansk, and Chuhuiv districts of the region again suffered from the occupiers’ shelling... In the village of Berestove, Kupyansk district, a man, 52, was hospitalized in a moderate condition,” Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

At least nine residential buildings, a healthcare facility, outbuildings, and garages were damaged in Kupyansk. Nobody was injured.

A private house was damaged in Vovchansk, Chuhuiv district.

March 3. Volunteers and police officers came under enemy fire in the village of Zmiivka, Beryslav district, Kherson region. Three civilians and two police officers were injured.

"During another call-out, the police and a car with volunteers from Kryvyi Rih came under enemy fire. The police car was riddled with shrapnel and received mechanical damage, and the volunteers' car turned into a scrap metal pile," the Kherson region police reported.

The incident happened in the village of Zmiivka in Beryslav district. The police investigative and operational team received a call-out from that area, and the volunteers were going to the village to evacuate a pensioner and were carrying humanitarian aid. Upon arrival, the police reported that they and another car came under heavy fire, a projectile slammed into the car. After that, contact with the officers was lost. Three civilians and two police officers were injured.

The soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were the first to help the injured and took the volunteers with serious injuries to hospital. The police officers reached the healthcare facility on their own. They were diagnosed with contusions and brain bruises.

March 3. A total of 461 children have been killed and over 930 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

“As of March 3, 2023, over 1,390 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile prosecutors, a total of 461 children were killed and over 930 received injuries of various severity levels,” 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 the Donetsk region (445), Kharkiv region (272), Kyiv region (123), Kherson region (90), Zaporizhzhia region (84), Mykolaiv region (83), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (66) and Dnipropetrovsk region (64).

March 2. A new burial site has been discovered in the Kyiv region’s Borodianka. Three civilians were killed by the Russian military during occupation.

The relevant statement was made by Head of the Main Directorate of the National Police of Ukraine in the Kyiv region Andrii Niebytov.

“Another burial site. It was made by a local resident during occupation, around March 8, 2022. He and his friend found the bodies of victims who had been shot dead, murdered, and they were able to bury them at that time,” Niebytov told.

Later, the man left for a safer place, and now he came back and told the police about that burial site made during Russian occupation.

Upon the primary examination, forensic experts noted that there were three male bodies in a very bad condition.

According to the available data, a local man, 50, is among the victims. He was shot dead in a car, which then was destroyed in fire. Two more bodies are remaining unidentified.

March 2. Russian troops have attacked civilians, standing in a queue to receive humanitarian aid in the Kherson region’s Beryslav district, with drones. Nine people were injured, including a child.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

According to the investigative data, on March 2, 2023, in violation of international humanitarian law, Russian troops opened fire on the liberated areas of the Kherson region.

In the Beryslav district, according to the preliminary data, Russian invaders attacked civilians, who had been standing in a queue near a school to receive humanitarian aid, with drones.

“Nine civilians have been reported injured so far, including a child. They are being provided with professional medical aid. The data on casualties is yet to be checked,” the report states.

Additionally, civil infrastructure objects were damaged.

On March 2, 2023, Russian troops launched artillery strikes on the Kherson region’s Bilozerka. Two civilians were injured.

March 2. The police have recorded 240 strikes launched by the Russian military on the Zaporizhzhia region over the past three days.

The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration on Telegram.

“Over 20 settlements in the Polohy and Vasylivka districts were targeted by the occupiers. Mostly, it was housing and civil infrastructure that had been affected. The Russian military used aircraft, artillery and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to destroy civilian houses,” the report states.

The police registered 45 reports on destructions.

The city of Huliaipole suffered the most. About 15 houses were damaged, as well as several apartments, garage premises and household buildings.

The city of Orikhiv also came under enemy fire. A local school and houses were damaged.

Additionally, Russian projectiles hit the area of a farm enterprise in the Stepnohirsk community’s village of Lukianivske. An administrative building, warehouse facilities and a fence were damaged.

A reminder that, on the night of March 2, 2023, Russian missiles struck an apartment block in the city of Zaporizhzhia. Four people were reported killed. Rescue works continue.

Photo: illustrative

March 2. The number of people killed in an overnight missile attack on Zaporizhzhia has increased to four; among those missing is a child. This was reported by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine on Telegram.

"According to preliminary data, four people were killed, eight more were injured, five are considered missing, including a child," the report says.

The PGO noted that under the procedural leadership of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Prosecutor's Office, a pre-trial investigation has been launched as part of criminal proceedings on the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional homicide (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

March 2. In Mykolaiv region, on March 1 at 11:14 and 13:13, the Russian army fired MLRS near a settlement of Kutsurub community and along the community's coastline. Vitaliy Kim, head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"As of the morning of March 2, there are no casualties," Kim wrote. "In the city of Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka districts, the day and night were relatively calm," the regional governor wrote.

March 2. On March 1, the Russian army shelled Kherson region 87 times using mortars, multiple launch rocket systems, artillery, tanks and unmanned aerial vehicles.

This was reported by the Kherson Regional Military Administration on Telegram, according to Ukrinform. "The Russian army struck Kherson region 87 times. Almost 500 shells from mortars, MLRS, artillery, tanks and UAVs were fired at peaceful settlements in the region," the report says.

Russian forces struck Kherson twice. Private and apartment buildings in the city were damaged.

According to the regional administration, Russia’s shelling injured 11 people in Kherson region yesterday, including a one-year-old baby. The child's face and ears were injured by shards of glass. Now the boy is in the hospital, his life is not in danger.

March 2. As a result of a Russian missile attack on an apartment block in Zaporizhzhia, three people were killed, five people were taken to hospital, and twenty more were evacuated.

Andriy Yermak, head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said this in a Telegram post.

"Zaporizhzhia. The enemy shelled the city and hit a multi-story building at night. People were sleeping in their homes, but for terrorists, residential buildings are also ‘military targets’. It is known about three dead. Five people are in the hospital and 20 more have been evacuated,” Yermak wrote.

March 2. As a result of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression, 461 children were killed and 929 more were injured in Ukraine.

“As of the morning of March 2, 2023, more than 1,390 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to the official information provided by juvenile prosecutors, 461 children were killed and more than 929 received injuries of various degrees of severity,” the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office wrote on Telegram.

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

Most children were affected in Donetsk region - 445, Kharkiv region - 272, Kyiv region - 123, Kherson region - 90, Zaporizhzhia region – 84, Mykolaiv region - 83, Chernihiv region - 68, Luhansk region - 66, and Dnipropetrovsk region – 64.

On March 1, a 1-year-old boy was injured in Russian shelling of Chornobaivka village, Kherson region. In addition, a 14-year-old boy was injured in enemy strikes on Kluhyno-Bashkyrivka village, Kharkiv region.

It is noted that regular air strikes and shelling of civilian infrastructure and residential areas by the Russian armed forces damaged 3,126 educational institutions. Of which, 438 were completely destroyed.

March 2. Ukraine's Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin and Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan have inspected the sites of Russian war crimes in the Kyiv region.

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

"During the visit, Andriy Kostin and ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan inspected the sites of Russian war crimes in the Kyiv region and infrastructure objects destroyed by shelling. In particular, they visited an apartment building in Vyshgorod, which was fired upon by the military of the aggressor country in November 2022," the report said.

According to the report, Kostin and Khan discussed opportunities for increased cooperation, difficulties and challenges and ways to overcome them.

Kostin noted that the opening of the ICC office in Kyiv would make cooperation even closer.

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the full-scale war, Kostin said the results of the ICC's investigation into Russian war crimes in Ukraine could be expected as early as this year.

In March 2022, the International Criminal Court started its own investigation into Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

The ICC hears cases only in relation to high-ranking war criminals and only if they are present in the dock.

March 1. Russian troops opened fire on the Donetsk region’s Chasiv Yar. A woman was injured and taken to hospital.

The relevant statement was made by the Main Department of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service in the Donetsk region on Facebook.

“Enemy shelling does not stop in the Donetsk region. Cities and villages are suffering from hostilities. Today, in Russia’s shelling of the city of Chasiv Yar, a woman, born in 1948, has been injured,” the report states.

The injured woman received first medical aid at the scene and was taken to a hospital in the city of Kostiantynivka

March 1. The enemy shelled the town of Chuhuyiv in Kharkiv region, damaging an apartment block this morning.

That’s according to Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

"This morning, the invaders shelled Chuhuiv. Three hits were reported in the city. An apartment building was damaged. The information is being clarified," the official wrote on Telegram.

Last day, the enemy continued shelling the settlements of the Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, and Kupiansk districts in the region.

March 1. The Russian army killed three civilians and injured four more in Donetsk region on February 28. Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"On February 28, Russians killed three residents of Donetsk region – two in Lastochkyne and one in Velyka Novosilka. Four more people in the region were injured,” he wrote.

He noted that it is currently impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

March 1. The enemy fired heavy artillery at four communities in Dnipropetrovsk region - Nikopol, Marhanets, Myrove and Chervonohryhorivka.

Serhiy Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"Russian terrorists alarmed the Nikopol district again overnight. They struck the district as many as eight times. They used heavy artillery to shell four communities - Nikopol, Marhanets, Myrove, and Chervonohryhorivka," the report says.

In Nikopol, a transport company and three industrial enterprises, road surface, and power lines were damaged.

In the Myrove community, an agricultural company and a store were damaged. Half a dozen houses and farm buildings, a car, and a scooter were affected. An electricity grid and a gas pipeline were damaged.

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