Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (September)

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Mariupol - the city on the south of Ukraine, that was destroyed by russian army /Photo for illustration
Mariupol - the city on the south of Ukraine, that was destroyed by russian army /Photo for illustration

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

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

The facts of international humanitarian law violations by russian armed forces in Ukraine in February - April 2022 you can find here, in May - here, in June - here, in July - here, in August - here

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

September 28. A total of 6,326 Ukrainian children have been found since the Russian 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 September 28, 2022, a total of 241 children were listed as missing, 7,833 – deported, 6,326 – found,” the report states. A reminder that a total of 777 children were injured in Ukraine due to the Russian armed aggression.

September 28. At least 1,500 draft notices have been issued to Crimean Tatars in the temporarily occupied Crimea after Putin announced partial mobilization in Russia.

"We know that at least 1,500 draft notices have been issued to Crimean Tatars. It was a mass issuance of draft notices in places where Crimean Tatars live compactly, such as the sixth and seventh districts of Bakhchisaray, Strohanivka village, Zuya village, Saky town, Azovske village, Mayske village, Dobrivska valley," Tamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, said during a briefing at the Ukrinform news agency.

Tamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
Tamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

According to her, the issuance of draft notices covered a significant number of Crimean Tatars disproportionate to their total number on the peninsula. Thus, according to the last census, 250,000 representatives of the Crimean Tatar people lived in Crimea.

Tasheva emphasized that it was not known how many people were currently mobilized in Crimea.

"It is worth distinguishing between the issuance of draft notices and mobilization. These are different things, because we, as representatives of the state, human rights organizations, and lawyers, advised our citizens not to go to military enlistment offices even if they were issued draft notice and to leave," she said.

September 28. In Mykolaivka (Donetsk region), the body of a woman born in 1959 was recovered from the rubble of a partially destroyed school. The rescuers have completed the work.

Russian troops launched a missile attack (probably with the S-300 system) on a school in Mykolayivka early in the morning. There were 12 civilians in the shelter of the school, they survived. One person was considered missing.

September 28. The head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh showed the consequences of the Russian shelling of Hulyaipole.

September 27. In Mykolaivka (Donetsk region), the occupiers fired at a school in which 12 civilians were hiding. Preliminary, the school was hit by a missile of the S-300 complex. Civilians survived, but one person is being sought.

September 27. Around 21:00 on September 27, the Russians shelled the Kholodnohirskyi district of Kharkiv, the head of the Regional Military Administration Oleg Sinegubov reported. Preliminary, the enemy used S-300 missiles. They damaged infrastructure facilities in the city. There was no information about the victims.

During the day, the enemy continued attacks on the civilian population of the Kupyansk, Izyum, Kharkiv and Bohodukhiv districts of the region.

According to the Center for Emergency Medical Assistance, five people were hospitalized with wounds in the Kupyansk district during the day. A 16-year-old girl was wounded by shelling in the Bogoduhiv district and is in serious condition.

During the day, pyrotechnics neutralized 1 547 explosive objects in Kharkiv region.

September 27. In the Kharkiv region, due to constant shelling of the de-occupied territories, the authorities are conducting a partial evacuation of the population. This was reported by Oleg Syniegubov, head of the regional administration "People who want to leave are being transported by bus to safer places in the region," he said.

So far, 8,933 people have left their homes in the de-occupied territories. The largest number of people are being evacuated from the Kupyansk district, which is currently under the most intensive shelling by the enemy. To date, more than six thousand people have left the communities of this area. All evacuees are provided with temporary housing and humanitarian aid.

September 27. A court in the Kyiv region sentenced a Russian soldier to 9 years in absentia for ordering the robbery of civilians and the destruction of their homes. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office. The lieutenant, the deputy commander of the weapons company of one of the military units of the Russian Armed Forces, was sentenced to prison.

The convict took part in the occupation of the village of Lukyanivka, Brovary district, Kyiv region. During March of this year, he gave orders to servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to break into the homes of civilians and rob them. Following the lieutenantʼs orders, the occupiers damaged and destroyed private houses and farm buildings, ran over a car with a tank. The criminal was found guilty of violating the laws and customs of war.

September 27. The Russian invaders again struck the town of Slovyansk, Donetsk region, damaging private houses.

"We came under fire again. Private houses on Ryleeva and Valkovska streets were damaged. Fortunately, there were no casualties. Take care. Carry on. We stand together," Vadym Liakh, Head of the Slovyansk Town Military-Civilian Administration, posted on Facebook. He published photos of the damaged area.

As reported, Donetsk region is under constant shelling by Russian troops, there is no gas supply in the region, and there are problems with water supply.

September 27. According to updated data of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission, as of September 27, 5 996 civilians, including 382 children, were killed in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression.

September 27. The Russian occupiers forbade the residents of Energodar to leave the territory controlled by Ukraine and generally outside the city limits. The Russians apply special control to the operational shift workers of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP). This is reported in the Defensee Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Now the streets of the city and surrounding villages and towns are almost empty. Locals sit at home and try not to go out unless absolutely necessary. Russian military patrols walk the streets with questionnaires for voting in pseudo-referendums. The Russians point their guns at everyone they meet, hand out "ballots" and indicate exactly where to put a mark. People are also forced to vote for long-dead relatives. All those who dared to "vote" against joining Russia are threatened with mobilization into the ranks of the Russian army.

September 27. Russia shelled the liberated Kupyansk, Kharkiv region. A church school, an outbuilding and a shop were on fire. As a result of the shelling, 5 people were hospitalized.

September 27. Consequences of the night shelling of Mykolaiv.

September 27. As of the morning of September 27, more than 1 170 children have suffered as a result of Russiaʼs full-scale war in Ukraine. According to juvenile prosecutors, 395 children died, more than 776 were wounded of various degrees of severity.

“As of the morning of September 27, a total of 1,171 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression. According to the official information provided by juvenile prosecutors, 395 children were killed and more than 776 received injuries of various degrees of severity,” the report says.

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 - 401, Kharkiv region - 231, Kyiv region - 116, Mykolaiv region - 72, Chernihiv region - 68, Luhansk region - 64, Kherson region - 55, Zaporizhzhia region – 47, and Dnipropetrovsk region – 26.

September 27. Russian missiles targeted the city of Zaporizhia in Ukraine in the early hours of Tuesday. That’s according to Oleksandr Starukh, the head of regional military administration, who broke the news via Telegram.

"The enemy attacked the regional center. The missiles hit our infrastructure facilities. The reports on casualties and destruction are being clarified," the official wrote. An air-raid alarm went off in the city. The regional administration urged citizens to observe personal safety measures and not to ignore air-raid alert signals. People are urged to remain in shelters

September 26. Russian invaders again shelled the center of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region, as a result of which four people were injured, high-rise buildings and a square were damaged.

September 26. More than one person was killed as a result of a rocket attack on Pervomaiskyi in the Kharkiv region, the State Emergency Service reported. Among the dead is a 15-year-old child.

Kupyansk was also affected by the shelling of jet systems. There, the occupiers targeted a church school building and a shop. One person was wounded.

September 26. During the night, the Russians fired actively in Donetsk and Horlivka directions, the head of the Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko reports. Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka, Antonivka came under the attack of the occupiers. A private house burned down in Krasnohorivka, and several others were damaged. There was no information about the victims. In Avdiivka, there were occasional shellings of the old part of the city during the night, in the morning the center was shelled with artillery. There were no victims. In Toretsk, shelling damaged the building of the local hospital, and a private house was on fire. There are no casualties. In the Svitlodar community, shelling of Odradivka and the Mayorsk station continued at night. There were no casualties.

September 26. Ukrainian law enforcement have registered 52,596 crimes related to the full-scale invasion on the part of Russia. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office on Telegram. In particular, the number of registered crimes of aggression and war crimes stands at 36,281, of which: 34,944 are related to violations of the laws and customs of war, 73 – to planning, preparation, initiation and waging of a war of aggression, 31 – to the propaganda of war, and 1,233 are other crimes.

Law enforcement also registered 16,315 crimes against national security, of which: 11,298 – in relation to encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 1,728 – to treason, 2,489 – to collaboration with the enemy, 189 – to aiding the aggressor power, 64 – to sabotage, and 547 – other crimes.

September 26. Around 05:00 a.m., Russia shelled Mykolaiv with missiles. The strikes were on an industrial zone on the outskirts of the city. There, windows, roofs and doors in the buildings were damaged, as well as a partially destroyed warehouse.

September 26. The Russians "covered" the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region with rocket launchers and heavy artillery all night long. The occupiers hit four communities nine times: Nikopol, Marhanets, Chervonohryhorivka and Myrivsk. In total, almost 130 Russian shells landed in the towns and villages of the district.

September 26. Russia attacked Odesa region with kamikaze drones at night. Two of them hit a military infrastructure object — a large-scale fire and ammunition detonation began, the authorities organized the evacuation of the civilian population. One drone was destroyed. Preliminary, there were no casualties.

September 25. The enemy fired more than 170 shells from "Grady" and barrel artillery at three communities of the Nikopol district, reported the head of regional military administration Valentyn Reznichenko. There were no casualties or injuries.

In Nikopol, houses and an electric substation were damaged. More than 3,200 families were left without electricity.

Networks were also mutilated in Marhanka. Electricity has disappeared in almost 3,000 families.

The Russians left up to 500 people without electricity in the Chervonogrihorivska community. Enemy shells damaged private houses, shops, a kindergarten, a dispensary, cars, a pharmacy, a club, a stadium, and a gas station.

Everywhere, immediately after the shelling, emergency crews of energy workers went to work. They plan to fix everything by the middle of the day.

September 25. The mayor of Mykolaiv reported that the city was shelled at night.

"Residential buildings were damaged again. There is a hit in the water supply network. Repair crews and utility workers are working on the ground," he said.

September 24. OC "South" showed the consequences of the kamikaze drone attack on Odesa, which occurred on September 23. Then two people died and two more were injured.

September 24. At dawn, the occupiers shelled the Marganetsk and Chervonogrihorove communities of the Dnipropetrovsk region. A 51-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man were injured. more than 20 private and multi-story buildings and up to 10 commercial structures were damaged.

September 24. The police handed over the body of the fallen soldier, whose photo went viral, to the family for reburial. The man was recognized by his wife by his tattoo. The deceased name is Serhiy Sova. He was a 36-year-old soldier of the 93rd Brigade "Kholodny Yar".

September 23. The exhumation of bodies from the mass burial site was completed in the city of Izyum of the Kharkiv region, which was liberated from Russian occupation. A total of 436 bodies were exhumed. Most of them have signs of violent death, and 30 of them have traces of torture. Most of the dead were civilians, 21 — were military. There are bodies with ropes around their necks, with bound hands, broken limbs and gunshot wounds. Some men have amputated genitalia.

September 23. As of the morning of September 23, the number of children injured as a result of Russiaʼs full-scale armed aggression has increased to 771 in Ukraine, the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office reported. The number of dead children remained unchanged: 391. The day before, it was reported about 767 wounded children. "On September 22, a 15-year-old girl was wounded as a result of enemy shelling in Toretsk, Donetsk region. On September 22, two children aged 7 and 13 were wounded as a result of shelling by the occupiers of Kupyansk, Kharkiv region. On September 21, a 13-year-old boy was wounded due to shelling in Kupyansk," the message reads.

September 23. Russian troops shelled the border communities of the Sumy region and Chernihiv region. Four people were injured.

September 23. Russian troops shelled Marhanets and Nikopol with heavy artillery, reported the head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko. Two people died in Marhanka, a man and a woman. According to preliminary information, nine more people were wounded. Three of them were got by rescuers from under the rubble. In Nikopol, 10 houses were previously vandalized.

September 22. Rescuers pulled out 19 people, including two children, from under the rubble of a 9-story building in Toretsk. The Russians hit a residential building with a rocket in the evening of September 22. The floor slabs from the 9th to the 7th floor collapsed from the impact in one of the entrances. "Significant human casualties were avoided due to the fact that the vast majority of residents of the building evacuated: in 10 of the 53 apartments remained people. Therefore, the consequences of such a heavy blow can be considered light: only one person was wounded," the head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko reported.

September 22. In the Sumy region, around 4 pm, the Russian army fired 18 shells at the border villages of the Khotyn community. Two women and a man were injured in the explosions in the village of Khotyn. All of them are civilians; they were hospitalized as they have gunshot wounds, broken limbs, mine-explosive injuries, and shrapnel injuries.

September 22. At noon, the Russians launched 26 mines at one of the border villages of the Velika Pysarivka community (Sumy region).

September 22. Russian troops dropped FAB-500 parachute bombs on de-occupied Kupyansk. Fortunately, they did not explode. The Prosecutorʼs Office informed that it found several bombs in residential areas. The weight of the warhead of one such bomb reaches half a ton. FAB-500 can collapse high-rise buildings.

September 22. he Russians shelled Sumy and Chernihiv regions with artillery and mortars, the State Border Service reported. In the morning, the occupiers fired 120 mm mortars at the Horodnyansk territorial community of the Chernihiv region. Five explosions were recorded. Later, the enemy fired mortars at Snovsk community. Eight explosions were recorded. The Russians fired self-propelled artillery at the Seredyno-Budsk community of the Sumy region. There were 13 "strikes". Russian troops also shelled the Bilopillia community of the Sumy region with mortars. Ten explosions were recorded. Shelling damaged three private houses, one house burned down completely. Later, 15 more Russian mines exploded on the territory of the same community, and civil infrastructure was damaged.

September 22. Russian invaders fired at an industrial enterprise in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region. There were no casualties.

September 22. On Thursday night, Mykolaiv came under heavy shelling, as a result of which residential buildings and civil infrastructure were damaged, Mayor Oleksandr Sienkovych reports. "Mykolaiv came under heavy shelling last night. Various areas of the city were hit. Residential buildings and civil infrastructure facilities were damaged. We are examining the places of shelling. I will write you more about the consequences later," he informed.

September 22. On the morning of September 22, Russian troops fired nine rockets at Zaporizhzhia. One of them hit a hotel in the central park. People remain under the rubble. This was reported by the deputy head of the Presidentʼs Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko. Rescuers are already clearing the rubble to free people. Russian shells hit the electrical substation. Some communities of Zaporizhzhia district remained without electricity. They also aimed at the TV tower. Kyrylo Tymoshenko published a photo of the consequences of the shelling.

  • Photo: Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Presidentʼs Office

September 22. As of September 22, 2022, since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, 391 children have died and more than 767 children have been injured. Due to the active hostilities in affected regions, there is no possibility to inspect the areas of shelling and destruction. In total, from February 24 to September 20, 2022, at least 270 religious buildings in at least 14 regions of Ukraine were completely destroyed or suffered destruction of varying degrees as a result of the armed attack of the Russian Federation: churches, mosques, synagogues, Kingdom Halls, educational and administrative buildings of religious communities of Ukraine . In Ukraine, since the beginning of the full-scale war, the enemy has damaged 349 energy infrastructure facilities, including 11 thermal power plants and three thermal power plants. Oleksiy Chernyshov, Minister of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine, said this.

September 22. Russian army shelled the Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region. A 35-year-old man died in Nikopol. This was reported by the head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko. Around midnight, the Russians fired 20 shells from the "Grad" multiple rocket-launching system into the central quarters of Nikopol. The shelling damaged 17 high-rise and private buildings, a gas pipeline and power lines. Russian shells also hit two hospitals, a school, a football field, a local history museum, administrative buildings, several shops and a market. The shelling damaged the stelae on the Alley of Memory. Four fires broke out in trade stalls and garages. Rescuers extinguished the fire. A two-story building was on fire due to an enemy kamikaze drone attack in Kryvyi Rih. People were not injured. Valentin Reznichenko showed the consequences of Russian shelling.

  • Photo: Valentyn Reznichenko, Dnipropetrovsk OVA

September 21. According to the Ministry of Energy, Ukrenergo data, during the past day, electricity supply was restored to about 14,400 consumers who were cut off due to hostilities:

✅in Zaporizhzhia region - 6.6 thousand,

✅in Donetsk region - 6.3 thousand,

✅in Sumy region - 900 consumers,

✅in Dnipropetrovsk region - 640 consumers.

1,289 settlements, a total of about 781,900 consumers, remain without electricity. In particular, there are about 380.3 thousand consumers in Donetsk region, 148 thousand in Kharkiv region, more than 128.2 thousand in Luhansk region, 63.9 thousand in Zaporizhzhia region, and 30.4 thousand in Mykolaiv region.

September 21. The bodies of 263 victims, including two children, have been exhumed from a mass burial site near Izium, Kharkiv region, as of the evening of September 20. This press service of the National Police's main office in the Kharkiv region said this on the Telegram messaging app.

"As of September 20, a total of 263 bodies, including the bodies of two children, have been recovered from a mass burial site," the report said.

It added that there are 450 single graves of murdered and tortured civilians and one mass grave of soldiers. Investigators opened criminal proceedings under Part 2 of Article 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

"A large number of citizens who were under occupation witnessed war crimes. They are already providing the investigators with testimony about locations where Russian troops were stationed, about the location of their headquarters, commandant's offices, places where Ukrainians were held and tortured," the regional police said.

September 21. As a result of todayʼs attack on Zaporizhzhia, two local residents were injured. The occupiers shelled three districts of the city. Partially destroyed and damaged houses in the private sector. The buildings and territory of the industrial enterprise, premises of the vegetable base and other infrastructure were destroyed. Shells also hit a field on the outskirts of the city.

September 21. The head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh published a photo of the consequences of the Russian shelling of Zaporizhzhia.

September 21. Dnipropetrovsk region: The occupiers attacked the Synelnikyvskyi district. "They targeted an infrastructure facility and an agricultural enterprise. There is destruction," said the head of the region Valentyn Reznichenko. According to preliminary data, no one was injured.

September 21. In the village of Hryhorivka, Zaporizhzhia region, a gymnasium was destroyed as a result of enemy rocket attacks. Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhia Regional Military Administration, reported about this.

"Consequences of the enemy attack on the village of Hryhorivka, Zaporizhzhia district. The explosive wave from the impact of the occupierʼs rocket caused considerable destruction to the local gymnasium. There are no casualties," the head of the region wrote.

September 21. The villages of Vilne Pole, Burlatske and Novoukraiinka (Volnovaha district) came under fire from the Russians, the head of the Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko reported. In Novoukraiinka, a projectile hit the yard of one of the houses. Information about the victims and the amount of destruction is being clarified. In the Pokrovsky district, the occupiers launched a rocket attack on Kurakhovo, hitting a house. According to preliminary information, 12 people were injured, including two children. One more person may be under the rubble. People are trying to save him. All night, the occupiers shelled the Kostyantynivska community. There were no casualties. Bakhmut and Siversk were hit by airstrikes. In the morning, Toretsk came under artillery shelling — the administrative building was damaged. People were not injured.

September 21. The Russians shelled the Mykolaivskyi and Bashtanskyi districts of the Mykolaiv region, the head of the Regional Council Hanna Zamazeyeva reported. The shelling took place in Pervomaiska, Shyrokivska, Kutsurubska, Shevchenkivska, Bashtanska and Bereznehuvatska communities. Kamikaze drones hit the city of Ochakove. Shelling damaged residential buildings, power lines, and civil infrastructure facilities. There are also wounded.

September 21. Mayor of Kharkiv Ihor Terekhov showed the consequences of the night shelling of Kholodnohirsky district. Employees of the State Emergency Service rescued ten people in a building where the residents were blocked. There is one wounded person at another address. The shelling destroyed the roofs of both houses, the upper floors of residential buildings, and the staircases. Terekhov noted that there were four "arrivals" in Kharkiv at night. One projectile hit a wasteland near private houses. And another one — aimed at an infrastructure object. There was a small fire and partially destroyed buildings.

September 21. Russian troops have already killed 391 children and injured another 764 across Ukraine. That’s according to the Prosecutor General's Office. "As of the morning of September 21, 2022, more than 1,155 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to the official report by our juvenile prosecutors, 391 children died and more than 764 sustained injuries of varying degrees of severity," the statement reads.

September 21. Russian troops shelled the Nikopol and Kryvorizkyi districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region, the head of the Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko reported. The Russians fired barrel artillery at residential quarters. Nikopol was fired upon twice. 30 Russian shells flew there. A 56-year-old man was wounded. The shelling also damaged more than 20 high-rise buildings and private homes, cars, gas pipelines and power lines. Enemy shells damaged the local bakery, kindergarten, library and several shops. The shelling caused fires in the apartment and in the private yard. Rescuers have already extinguished the flames. In the Kryvorizkyi district, the Zelenodolsk community came under Russian fire. People were not wounded. Shells damaged several private houses in Velyka Kostromka. 350 families were left without electricity. Power engineers are repairing power lines.

September 20. Two civilians were killed and nine more were injured as a result of Russian shelling of Kupiansk district, Kharkiv region. Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post. "As a result of shelling of Hrushivka village, Kupiansk district, two people died. Nine civilians, including four children, were injured,” the report reads. Syniehubov added that the injured civilians were hospitalized. Doctors assess their condition as that of moderate severity.

September 20. Exhumation procedures continue at the mass burial site near the Kharkiv region’s Izium, which has recently been liberated from Russian invaders. An Ukrinform photojournalist visited the place, which had become another evidence of crimes committed by Russians against Ukrainians.

As of September 19, 2022, the experts of the National Police of Ukraine recovered 146 bodies of those who had fallen victims to the Russian aggression.

According to the data from Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Head Oleh Syniehubov, most victims were civilians, and two children were among them. Some bodies bear signs of a violent death. Some victims have their hands tied and bear signs of torture. The deceased were also found to have suffered mine and explosive injuries, shrapnel and stab wounds.

September 20. The Russian army has shelled populated areas of the Zaporizhzhia region, killing a civilian. The Zaporizhia Regional Military Administration said this in a statement on Telegram, Ukrinform reports. "In the last 24 hours, shelling was recorded in Orikhiv, Chervona Krynytsia, Huliaipole, Novoselivka, Uspenivka, Dobropillia, Rivnopillia, Prymorskyi. During the shelling, the Russian invaders injured civilians. One person died as a result of the injuries sustained," the statement said. The enemy fired at the homes of local residents, damaging not only their homes, but also the adjacent territory, outbuildings, and agricultural machinery.

September 20. Russian occupiers shelled Slovyansk. "During the day, the territory of the furniture shop on the Heolohichna street came under fire. Probably it was the S-300," the city mayor Vadym Lyakh stated. According to him, there are no victims.

September 20. On September 19, Russian troops shelled two communities of the Sumy region and two communities of the Chernihiv region. In the Krasnopillia community, a private house of a retired couple was hit by a direct hit. Both of them were wounded. About a dozen private homes were damaged and destroyed.

September 20. Russian occupiers shelled Bakhmut, Khromov, Avdiivka, Siversk and Bohoyavlenka of the Vugledar community on Tuesday night, the head of the Donetsk region Pavlo Kyrylenko reported. People may be under the rubble of buildings.

September 19. The enemy shelled Dnipropetrovsk region at night. No casualties have been reported. Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post. "The Nikopol district is again under the enemy fire… The Russians hit the Nikopol and Marhanets communities with heavy artillery and Grad MLRS three times. More than 40 shells were fired... According to preliminary information, no one was injured," he wrote.

According to him, in Nikopol and its surroundings, Russian shells damaged up to 10 houses, several farm buildings, vehicles, water pipes and power lines.

In the Marhanets community, enemy shelling left more than 2,500 families without electricity. Power engineers are already working on the sites.

In other districts of the region, air raid sirens rang out at night, but there were no attacks. The situation is calm now.

September 19. On the morning of September 19, Russian troops launched another missile attack on Zaporizhzhia. Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post. "In the morning, the enemy launched another missile strike. According to preliminary information, one missile hit the regional center, near the Dnipro River. Information about the victims is being clarified," he wrote. According to him, the occupiers also struck an area close to the regional center - targeting one of the villages of Zaporizhzhia district. As of now, it is known about one injured person. Rescue services are already working on the sites.

September 18.The mayor of Mykolaiv spoke in detail about the consequences of the night shelling. Russian troops opened fire with Smerch anti-aircraft guns. They aimed at two garage cooperatives, as a result of which several cars burned. The city hospital and the production building of one of the private enterprises were also affected. There are no casualties.

September 18. Russian troops shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region, reported the head of the region, Valentyn Reznichenko. Two men died, two more men and a woman were injured.

September 18. A woman was injured as a result of night shelling in Kramatorsk, the cityʼs mayor, Oleksandr Honcharenko, said.

September 18. During the night, the Russians hit the Nikopol district three times with Grad and heavy artillery, reported the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration Valentyn Reznichenko. The occupiers raided Nikopol twice. Around midnight, almost 30 Russian shells flew there. Three people were injured: a 49-year-old woman and two men aged 26 and 82. In the city, several dozen high-rise and private buildings, cars, several farm buildings, gas pipelines, and power lines were damaged. There was a fire in the market. Firefighters have already extinguished the fire. The shelling damaged a kindergarten, several shops, a hairdresser, and the building of the local administration. There were no casualties in the Marhanets community.

September 17. In the village of Streleche, Kharkiv region, the Russian occupiers hit a civilian car with a tank and killed two women. This was reported by Oleg Sinegubov, head of the regional military administration. During the day of September 17, Russian troops shelled the Kharkiv, Chuguyiv, Kupyansk, and Izyum districts of the region. The shells destroyed residential buildings and farm buildings, gas stations, garages, and production facilities. A five-story building was damaged in Kupyansk. Five people were hospitalized with injuries in the Kupyan district, three were injured in the Kharkiv district. Two people were injured in Izium district, one person was injured in Chuhuyiv district.

September 17. More than ten torture chambers were found in the areas of Kharkiv region liberated from the Russian invaders. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his video address on Saturday evening.

The President noted that the exhumation works were underway at the site of the found mass grave in Izium, Kharkiv region. According to him, the bodies are examined, and new evidence of torture, to which people buried were subjected, is revealed.

"In the liberated areas of Kharkiv region, more than ten torture chambers have already been found in various towns and villages. When the occupiers fled, they abandoned torture devices. Even at a common railway station of Kozacha Lopan, rooms for torture, instruments for electric shock torture were found. This is just a railway station! Torture was a common practice in the occupied territory. This is what the Nazis did. This is what the ruscists are doing. And they will be held to account in the same way – both on the battlefield and in the courtrooms," the President of Ukraine added.

September 17. In de-occupied Kozachya Lopan, law enforcement officers found a torture chamber in the premises of the "peopleʼs militia". The law enforcement officers found out that during the occupation of the settlement, representatives of the Russian Federation created a "law enforcement agency", in the basement of which they set up a torture chamber, where they subjected civilians to inhuman torture. During the inspection, they seized documents confirming the functioning of the pseudo-police department and the apparatus with which the occupiers tortured civilians with electric current. Persons who worked for representatives of the aggressor country were identified.

September 17. Six members of one family have been found buried in graves at the mass burial site in the city of Izium. All of them were killed in Russia’s missile strike on an apartment block, which took place on March 9, 2022.

The relevant statement was made on the Operative AFU’s Telegram channel.

“This is the Stolpakov family: Olena, her husband Dmytro, their daughters, 6-year-old Olesia and 8-year-old Sasha, as well as their grandparents, Tetiana and Oleksandr,” the report states.

According to Obozrevatel publication, Olena, 31, and Dmytro, 34, their children Olesia and Sasha, and Olena’s parents, Oleksandr Zhykhariev and Tetiana Zhykharieva with their daughter Masha lived in an apartment block on Pershotravneva Street. They died under the rubble of the house destroyed by Russian troops. According to the testimony of eyewitnesses, people were heard crying for help from under the rubble for three days, but Russian invaders did not allow them to be rescued.

In general, about 1,000 civilians could have died in Izium. Experts are now working to discover mass burial sites and identify the victims. It is already known that Ukrainian servicemen were found buried in a mass grave.

September 17. Russian troops have killed 389 children across Ukraine since the full-scale invasion, having wounded another 756. That’s according to the Prosecutor General's Office report. "As of the morning of September 17, 2022, more than 1,145 children casualties were confirmed in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. According to the official information of juvenile prosecutors, 389 children died and more than 756 sustained injuries of various severity," the statement reads. Work is ongoing to verify data incoming from the zones of active hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

The largest numbers of affected children were reported in Donetsk region (394), Kharkiv region (218), Kyiv region (116), Mykolaiv region (72), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (61), Kherson region (55), Zaporizhia region (46), and Dnipropetrovsk region (26).

September 17. Russian troops shelled the city of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region on Saturday, injuring at least three people. Kramatorsk Mayor Oleksandr Honcharenko said this in a Facebook post. "An enemy attack on Kramatorsk. Private buildings. Three people are known to have been wounded. Rescue operations are ongoing," he said.

On September 16, Russian troops struck the Donetsk region 13 times, shelling seven settlements. Civilian casualties were reported.

September 16. In the recaptured city of Izium, Kharkiv region, law enforcers started the exhumation of 450 bodies of civilians found in a forest strip. 99% of the bodies showed signs of violent death. Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports.

"The scale of the crimes committed by the occupiers in Izium is enormous. This is bloody brutal terror. Bucha, Irpin, Mariupol... Izium. This is the genocide of the Ukrainian people. 450 bodies of civilians with traces of violent death and torture were buried in a forest strip. Today the law enforces started the exhumation. It is difficult to imagine such a thing in the 21st century, but now it is Izium’s tragic reality. Most of the graves don’t even have names on them. There is only a mark with a number. Among the bodies that were exhumed today, 99% showed signs of violent death. There are several bodies with their hands tied behind their backs, and one person is buried with a rope around his neck. Obviously, these people were tortured and executed. There are also children among the buried,” Syniehubov said.

According to him, the bodies will be sent for forensic examination to determine the exact cause of death.

"After the identification of victims, all of them will be buried with due respect. Every death will be investigated and will become evidence of Russia's war crimes in international courts," he added.

As reported, a mass grave was found in the forest near the recaptured city of Izium, Kharkiv region, where more than 400 bodies were buried.

September 16. Ukrainian law enforcers have registered 49,901 crimes since the Russian armed aggression started. The press service of the Prosecutor General's Office said in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports.

"Crimes of aggression and war crimes: 34,185 crimes were registered. Of them: 32,911 - related to violation of the laws and customs of warfare, 73 - planning, preparation or initiation and waging of an aggressive war, 30 - war propaganda, 1,171 – other crimes," the report reads.

It is noted that Ukrainian law enforcers also registered 15,716 crimes against national security, of which: 10,907 — related to encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 1,695 - treason, 2,334 - collaborative activities, 181 – assistance to the aggressor state, 64 – sabotage, and 535 – other crimes.

As reported, 384 children were killed and 754 others were injured as a result of Russia's armed aggression.

September 16. The Russians struck Kryvyi Rih again, the head of the military administration Oleksandr Vilkul informed.

Later the water in the Ingulets River became red. The head of the Kryvyi Rih Military Administration Oleksandr Vilkul explained that this color is given by a component of iron ore called hematite. In a few days after washing, the water will be of normal color. Hematite is an inorganic component, Fe2O3, iron oxide. Water intake for drinking water for the city is carried out in another place, where the water is not red.

September 16. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, 39 Ukrainian journalists have been killed, the Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko informed.

September 16. The Security Service of Ukraine began to investigate the case with the prison of the Russian occupiers, which they set up in the district police department of Kupyansk, Kharkiv region. There they had a "command center" of the occupation administration, where local residents who refused to cooperate with the occupiers were detained and abused.

The "prison" was three times overcrowded: in cells designed for 140 people, the occupiers simultaneously held more than 400, people slept standing up.

September 15. "Radio Svoboda" reports that a mass burial of dead soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was found near Izyum. "We counted like this, there are about 20-25 people here. Although the inscription here was 17. We will check it already when [the body] is lifted," said Oleg Kotenko, the Commissioner for Issues of Persons Disappeared Under Special Circumstances. Currently, the exact number of people buried in the grave is not known, nor is it known who is buried in nearby graves. Demining of the territory is currently underway.

September 15. Several torture chambers were found in the liberated territories of the Kharkiv region, not the only one in Balaklia. The First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs told about this on the air of "Radio NV". "On the territory of the region, torture chambers were discovered, in which both Ukrainian and foreign citizens were kept. Based on Buchaʼs experience, we understand that the most heinous crimes will be revealed only with time. We have already encountered the exhumation of bodies with signs of not just violent death, but also torture," said Yevheny Yenin. The torture chamber discovered in Balaklia is not the only one. They are currently checking information about the torture chamber in Vovchansk, where, according to preliminary data, people were tortured, including with electric current.

September 15. Russian troops attacked critical infrastructure facilities in Kryvyi Rih with cruise missiles, Oleksandr Vilkul, the head of the cityʼs military administration, said. The consequences of the attack are already being eliminated.

September 15. In Bakhmut, the body of the deceased was found under the rubble of a house destroyed by shelling. This was reported by Radio Svoboda from the scene.

September 15. Russian troops hit the Kirovohrad region with missiles, said the head of the regional military administration, Andriy Raikovych. "Arrivals" were recorded in the Petrivska community of the region. One missile was shot down by air defense.

September 15. The "Ukrainian Witness" project published a video from the liberated village of Velyki Prohody in the Kharkiv region. The settlement is located only 16 kilometers from the Russian border. The Russians occupied it in the first days of spring and held it under their control until the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched a counteroffensive in the northeast.

The building of the village council was turned into a prison for prisoners: the Russians made holes in the door to watch the prisoners, escape was made impossible by bars on the windows.

Also, next to the solitary cells, the occupiers arranged a room with icons — where "the God-fearing executioner, apparently, could confess after another bloody interrogation."

Currently, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated almost the entire territory of the Kharkiv region from the Russian invaders. Local residents are already testifying and talking about the occupation under which they have been for more than 6 months.

September 15. A man was rescued from the rubble of a high-rise building destroyed by the Russian invaders in Bakhmut, Donetsk region. Search operations are ongoing. This was reported by the Donetsk regional military administration.

September 14. Today, the Russians shelled Krasnopillya and Khotyn communities of the Sumy region, reported the head of the region, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi.

43 hits were recorded.

  • At 14:30, the shelling of the Krasnopil community began — there were four hits, and within an hour — another 26 hits from self-propelled guns.
  • After 17:00, the Russians fired mortars and machine guns at the Khotyn community. There was also mortar fire after 18:00 — 8 hits were counted.

In the Khotyn community, Russian shells damaged two private buildings, and a fire broke out. People were not injured.

September 14. "Suspilne" publishes a video from Kryvyi Rih, where the water level in Ingulets rose after a Russian missile attack.

September 14. Eight Russian cruise missiles arrived in Kryvyi Rih earlier today. They hit hydraulic structures. All services are already eliminating the consequences of missile strikes, and the military administration is coordinating the work on the spot, Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.

September 14. The associates of the Russian opposition leader Oleksii Navalny published a video where "Putinʼs cook" Yevgeny Prigozhin tells prisoners about the terms of joining his "private military company Wagner", which is fighting in Ukraine.

So, in exchange for half a year of service under the contract, the beauty promises pardon. If a prisoner agrees to go to war but later changes his mind, he will be shot.

The video was allegedly filmed in the 6th correctional colony of the city of Yoshkar-Ola (the capital of the Republic of Mari El).

September 14. The head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko showed the sports complex in Mykolaiivka, which was destroyed by the Russians at night.

September 14. 23 mobile investigation-prosecutor groups are starting to work, which will inspect the destroyed objects of civil infrastructure and investigate the facts of the murders of local residents in the de-occupied territories of the Kharkiv region, the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office reports.

September 14. The Russians shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region three times at night, the head of the Regional Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko reported.

"The enemy shelled the area three times during the night. Gativ in the Nikopol and Marganets communities with heavy artillery. Fired 75 shells. There were no deaths or injuries," he said.

September 13. At approximately 01:10 a.m., Mykolaiv came under rocket fire. With S-300 rockets, the Russians damaged an educational institution, infrastructure facilities and residential buildings. In particular, there was a hit near the nine- and five-story buildings. Also, as a result of hitting the territory of enterprises, a fire broke out in a production building and a car caught fire. According to preliminary data, two people died, three more were injured. Also, three more citizens were treated on an outpatient basis.

September 13. The Russian occupiers shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region 6 times on Tuesday night. There were no dead or injured. This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko.

September 13. 5 people were killed and 10 more were wounded as a result of shelling of populated areas in the Donetsk region over the past day, the head of the Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko reported.

September 13. The Russian occupation forces shelled Lozova in the Kharkiv region on the night of September 13, around 03:00 a.m. A fire started there, the head of the Regional Military Administration Oleg Sinegubov reported.

September 12. After the deoccupation of the village of Zaliznychne, four more bodies of civilians with traces of torture were discovered in the Kharkiv region. Thus, after the village was liberated, local residents turned to the police and reported that the Russian military had killed their fellow villagers. Law enforcement officers discovered four bodies with traces of torture on September 11. Three of them buried in the courtyards, another one was buried in the territory of the asphalt plant opposite railway station. Currently, the bodies have been sent for examination.

September 12. Four people were killed as a result of Russian strikes on energy facilities in Ukraine. Three others were injured. Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko wrote about this on his Facebook.

"Zmiivska TPP and three high-voltage substations were fired upon, 40 substations of various voltages were de-energized, 2 overhead lines of 750 kV, 5 overhead lines of 330 kV were disconnected. "Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians remained without electricity in Poltava oblast, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Kharkiv oblast, Sumy oblast and Donetsk oblast," he noted.

According to him, in 40 minutes the light began to return, and in 4.5 hours the power supply was restored to all main lines. Currently, 1.7 thousand people remain without power in Sumy oblast, about 3 thousand in Dnipropetrovsk oblast, and 12 thousand in Kharkiv oblast.

"What we can (and are doing!) to counter the consequences of such attacks is to speed up the response, work out backup recovery mechanisms, provide materials for this and organize mutual assistance of all companies in the energy sector — for maximum efficiency and speed of work," Halushchenko stated.

September 12. Consequences of the night shelling of Zaporizhzhia.

September 12. The mayor of Kramatorsk, Oleksandr Honcharenko, informed that the Russians attacked the private sector and the perinatal center at night. In advance, there are no victims.

September 12. At night, the Russians fired with "Hurricane", "Grad" and heavy artillery in the Nikopolskyi and Kryvorizkyi districts.

  • The Nikopol, Marhanets and Chervonohryhorivka communities were under fire. There were no dead or injured. Private houses, a lyceum and power grids were damaged. The extent of the destruction is being clarified.
  • In the Kryvorizkyi district, the enemy attacked the Zelenodolska community. Mutilated houses and gas pipeline. People were not injured.

September 12. As of the morning of September 12, 2022, more than 1 130 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to the official information of the juvenile prosecutors, 383 children died and more than 747 were wounded of various degrees of severity. These numbers are not final, as work is ongoing to determine them in places of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

September 11. The head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Alexander Schallenberg, says Russian President Vladimir Putin crossed a "red line" when he resorted to food and gas blackmail. That’s according to Schallenberg’s interview with Profil. "Moscow is now playing a cynical game with food, the export of which it’s blocking, as well as with energy. This is a 'red line' crossed by Vladimir Putin," he said. According to Schallenberg, it is noteworthy that "Moscow demands sanctions lift in order for Russia to supply gas again." "And this is proof that sanctions are working. It's like a cry from Moscow. In addition, Russia is doing something that even the Soviet Union didn’t do during the Cold War: it is proving to be a completely unreliable economic partner, and it is losing all trust," said the head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry.

September 11. President Zelensky published a video of the consequences of Russian strikes on Ukrainian energy infrastructure facilities.

September 11. President Volodymyr Zelensky said that as a result of Russian attacks on the energy infrastructure, electricity supply completely disappeared in Kharkiv and Donetsk regions, as well as partially in Zaporizhzhia, Poltava and Dnipropetrovsk regions.

Meanwhile, the deputy head of the Presidential Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko reported that in the Sumy region electricity supply was restored by 100%.

September 11. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office report, Russia’s war has killed at least 383 children, injured over 747 since Feb. 24. The largest number of casualties was reported in Donetsk Oblast, where 390 children have been killed or injured. The numbers of children killed and injured are expected to be higher and do not include casualties in Russian-occupied areas and near the frontline.

September 11. During the past day, the Russians killed 10 civilians of Donetsk region: 4 in Pokrovsk, 3 in Krasnohorivka, 2 in Bakhmut, and 1 person in Raigorodka. Another 19 people were injured.

September 11. The occupiers launched a missie attack on the center of the Dnipro. A 72-year-old man was injured and was hospitalized in serious condition. Administrative buildings, shops, a market, warehouses and residential buildings were affected by the impact.

September 11. The invaders shelled Mykolaiv "Residential buildings were damaged. According to preliminary data, 9 people were injured of various degrees, four of them are still in the hospital," said the mayor of the city Oleksandr Sienkevych.

September 10. As of September 10, Russia's military aggression caused more than $340B in damage to Ukraine as confirmed by the World Bank. "To date, the total amount of damage confirmed by the World Bank is more than 340 billion US dollars. The amount of funds that is verified and necessary for reconstruction is about 105 billion US dollars... The sum will change as the war continues, the destructions, unfortunately, continue, and obviously, we will demand more," Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said while answering questions during the annual Yalta European Strategy conference. He also emphasized once again that the top-priority source of funds for the reconstruction of Ukraine must be the confiscated assets of Russia, not only the state budget of Ukraine and international support. "We call for the adoption of national legislation, to consider the possibility of an international agreement or legislation, which will make it possible to create a new security system in the world, when an aggressor understands that it will pay for its unprovoked aggression, and this is critically important," Shmyhal said.

September 10. During the evening shelling of Kharkiv, almost all of the hits were in the private sector, at least three houses were damaged.

The Russians shelled the Kholodnohirsky district of Kharkiv with multiple rocket launchers — two "arrivals". According to preliminary information, one in a residential building, the other in an administrative and industrial building. One person was injured, the regionʼs head stated.

September 10. Today, the Russians constantly shelled the border of the Sumy region:

  • Mykolaiv rural community: artillery shelling — 3 hits;
  • Krasnopillya community: mortar shelling — 4 hits, artillery — 13 hits;
  • Seredyna-Buda community: 15 hits from a grenade launcher, 16 from a self-propelled artillery installation. A private residential building, windows of a neighboring house, electrical network and cars were damaged;
  • Velyka Pysarivka community: artillery shelling — 5 hits;
  • Esmanove community — 4 mines "arrived".

According to preliminary information, there were no human losses.

September 10. The enemy launched six S-300 missiles on the Synelnykove district, Dnipropetrovsk region. Mykola Lukashuk, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, said in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports. “During the morning shelling of the Synelnykove district, two trucks and a tractor of two agricultural enterprises were damaged; a garage and forge were actually destroyed. The strikes with six S-300 missiles were recorded. Two craters of up to seven meters in depth were left," the report says. In the morning, the enemy shelled the Marhanets community. 10 residential buildings, 12 utility buildings, a gas pipeline, and power lines were damaged. No one was injured.

September 10. A woman was killed after Russian missiles hit a house in the village of Vodolaha, Kharkiv region. According to Ukrinform, Ukraine’s State Emergency Service Main Directorate in Kharkiv region reported on Facebook. “The enemy again struck Kharkiv region with missiles at night. In the urban-type settlement of Nova Vodolaha, Kharkiv district, a private house was hit and significantly damaged,” the report says.

When clearing the debris, rescuers recovered the body of the owner of the house - a woman born in 1960.

September 10. The Russian military have fired Kh-59 and S-300 missiles at Dnipropetrovsk Region. The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council Head Mykola Lukashuk on Telegram.

“The enemy has decided to ‘greet’ Dnipro with two cruise missiles, reportedly Kh-59. One missile was shot down over Synelnykove District. The other missile hit a manufacturing enterprise and warehouse in Dnipro District. A fire broke out at the scene, which had already been extinguished. Five hangars and a reinforced concrete structure were damaged,” Lukashuk wrote.

In the morning, Russian troops also fired missiles, reportedly S-300, at Synelnykove District. The enemy projectiles hit a farm household in the community bordering with Donetsk Region and Zaporizhzhia Region, where active hostilities are now underway. The scale of destructions is yet to be checked.

September 9. A woman injured in last night’s enemy shelling died in Kharkiv hospital. Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post. "Unfortunately, a 53-year-old injured woman died in the hospital," Syniehubov wrote. As reported, a fire broke out and a three-storey administrative building was destroyed in the Saltivskyi district as a result of enemy shelling of Kharkiv. The Kyivskyi district also came under fire, a 53-year-old woman was injured.

September 9. Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to the Mariupol mayor, shared a video that shows the true state of the city, which differs much from the pictures of "restoration" spread by Russian propaganda. “Russians got us with their pictures. We decided to show how it really is. For now. We see. Ukraine sees. The world sees. The truth about Mariupol," Andriushchenko wrote on Telegram. The video depicts houses destroyed by Russian shelling that no one is repairing, places where people live marked with blankets, as well as a half-destroyed school building with broken windows and classrooms littered with debris. Mariupol city experiences one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes caused by Russia's aggression. The city was almost completely destroyed by enemy shelling.

September 9. Russian troops have already killed 383 children in Ukraine and injured 743 others since the invasion started on February 24. According to Ukrinform, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this in a Telegram post. "As of the morning of September 9, 2022, Russia's full-scale armed aggression has affected more than 1,126 children in Ukraine. According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 383 children have been killed and more than 743 have sustained injuries of various degrees of severity," the statement said.

These figures are not final, as work is ongoing to verify data coming from areas of active hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated territories. Most children were affected in Donetsk region - 389, Kharkiv region - 206, Kyiv region - 116, Mykolaiv region - 72, Chernihiv region - 68, Luhansk region - 61, Kherson region - 55, Zaporizhia region – 46, Dnipropetrovsk region - 26. On September 6, a two-year-old boy was injured after Russian soldiers shelled the village of Andriivka, Balakliia district, Kharkiv region. Some 2,472 educational institutions in Ukraine have been damaged by Russian bombardment and shelling, and 289 of them have been completely destroyed.

September 9. Russian troops continue shelling Kharkiv and the districts of the Kharkiv region, killing four people and injuring ten others in the past day. Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, said this on Telegram. "Tonight, the enemy intensively launched rocket attacks from MLRS on Kharkiv and the region. Some of the missiles 'self-destructed' in the Russian Federation. In Kharkiv, as a result of Russian terror, a fire broke out and a three-story administrative building was destroyed in the Saltivsky district. A 53-year-old woman was injured after a strike on the Kyivsky district," the report said. Over the past 24 hours, the invaders shelled the Izium, Kharkiv, Chuhuiv and Bohoduhiv districts.

"At night, the enemy carried out intensive attacks on the Kharkiv district, with one rocket hitting the ground near private houses, damaging windows. In the morning, medics hospitalized a man in the Derhachi community, where the occupiers also continue to terrorize the civilian population. The Chuhuiv district also came under active shelling by the Russians. Unfortunately, a 60-year-old woman was killed in Chuhuiv. Private houses, an educational and sports center, and outbuildings were damaged," Syniehubov said.

In total, doctors hospitalized ten people in the past day, including eight in Kharkiv, one in the Lozova district, and one in the Chuhuiv district. Four people were killed in the past day (two in Kharkiv, one in the Chuhuiv district, and one in the Izium district).

September 9. Russian forces have shelled civilian infrastructure in 23 settlements in Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region. The Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration said this on its Telegram channel, Ukrinform reports. "According to the main directorate of the National Police in the Zaporizhzhia region, the occupiers in the past day fired at civilian infrastructure outside the settlements of Temyrivka, Shcherbaky, Zarichne, Zaliznychne, Orikhiv, Mala Tokmachka, Novoiakovlivka, Rivnopillia, Huliaipole, Chervone, Mahdalynivka, Stepnohirsk, Luhivske, Poltavka, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Olhivske, Charivne, Dorozhnianka, Zarichne, Mali Shcherbaky, Stepove," the post read. The police received 28 reports about the destruction of civilian infrastructure as a result of shelling by the Russian occupying forces. In the Zaporizhzhia region, the situation has not changed significantly over the past day, with the enemy concentrating its main efforts on holding their positions. In the past day, the enemy shelled the positions of Ukrainian defenders, using tanks, rocket and field artillery along the entire line of contact. On September 8, 1,137 civilians, including 235 children, were evacuated from the temporarily occupied territory.

September 9. International organizations are getting engaged in the restoration of healthcare facilities in Ukraine that were destroyed or damaged by Russian aggressors. This was reported by the Ministry of Health. "Since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine, the enemy has damaged 826 medical facilities. Another 127 were completely destroyed by the Russians. At the same time, it was possible to restore 62 objects that had been hit by the occupiers," the statement reads. As noted, one of the partners helping in the reconstruction of medical facilities is the international non-governmental health organization Project HOPE. Also, the organization is working on the restoration of a number of medical facilities and municipal pharmacies in Chernihiv and Kyiv regions. In the near future, work is set to start on the renovation of hospitals in Kharkiv region. As reported, the Ministry of Health together with Project HOPE signed a memorandum that opens up new opportunities for cooperation in restoring Ukraine’s medical system and ensuring supplies of the necessary medicines.

September 8. Explosions have rocked the temporarily occupied city of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson Region. An apartment block was reported damaged. Nova Kakhovka Mayor Volodymyr Kovalenko has confirmed this in a commentary to Ukrinform.

“Information about casualties is yet to be checked,” Kovalenko said. Local Telegram channels are posting a video from the scene, depicting a partially destroyed house.

September 8. In Kharkiv, two out of five people injured in Russian shelling this morning are in serious condition. Oleg Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, wrote on Telegram.

"Five people were injured. Two of them - a 49-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman - are in serious condition. Doctors assess the condition of another three patients - 31, 52 and 53-year-old men - as moderate,” Syniehubov informed.

According to him, two men, aged 27 and 65, died.

As reported, on the morning of September 8, the Russian troops shelled the Industrial and Nemyshlianskyi districts of Kharkiv with Uragan MLRS. Houses, a school, administrative and industrial buildings were damaged. As a result of the shelling of the Industrialnyi district, two people were killed and five were injured.

September 8. The enemy used prohibited cluster munitions. The police record the consequences of shelling in Donetsk region. "Over the past day, the occupation forces launched 18 strikes on houses and infrastructure facilities. The Russian army attacked eight localities: the towns of Avdiivka, Bakhmut, Kurakhove, Marinka, the villages of Vodiane, Halytsynivka, Karlivka, Lastochkyne," the press service of the National Police posted on Telegram. As noted, Bakhmut came under fire four times. For the second time, the premises of the State Emergency Service were damaged, and two rescuers were injured. An ambulance, a market, a leisure and culture center, the equipment of State Enterprise "Artemsil", garages were damaged.

The rocket artillery with cluster munitions was fired at Halytsynivka thrice. Five private houses were destroyed, civilians were killed and injured. Twenty civilian objects, including eight residential buildings, were destroyed and damaged. The premises of the Kurakhove TPP were also damaged.

September 8. Russian troops have struck Dnipropetrovsk Region’s Nikopol District with the Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and heavy artillery four times. The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Valentyn Reznichenko on Telegram.

“Russians targeted Nikopol District with Grad MLRS and heavy artillery four times. According to the preliminary data, there were no casualties,” Reznichenko wrote. The Marhanets community came under enemy fire three times. A local enterprise was damaged. Emergency services are working at the scene. The scale of destructions is yet to be checked. In Nikopol, 11 detached houses and household buildings, several photovoltaic panels and a local gymnasium were damaged. A power transmission line was broken. Repair crews are working at the scene. In the rest of Dnipropetrovsk Region’s districts, it was rather calm last night.

September 7. The Russian invaders fired mortars at the Esman community of Sumy region twice on Wednesday, September 7. Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post. “The Russians opened mortar fire twice on the territory of the Esman community today. There were a total of 17 strikes. No victims or destruction were reported,” the regional governor said. As reported, the enemy is constantly shelling the border communities of Sumy region. On September 6, the Russian invaders fired 140 mines and shells of various calibers in Sumy region, and there were about 70 shots from small arms.

September 7. Russia's invading forces have fired Grad rockets at a humanitarian aid distribution center in the village of Mala Tokmachka, Polohy district, Zaporizhzhia region, killing three people. Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhzhia regional military administration, reported this on the messaging app Telegram.

"At about 15:40, the enemy fired Grad rockets at a yard in the village of Mala Tokmachka, Polohy district, at 132 Myru Street. There were eight civilians in the yard. They were receiving humanitarian aid at that time," the post reads. Five people were seriously injured by shelling and hospitalized. Three others were killed.

September 7. Ukrainian law enforcement officers have opened criminal proceedings regarding Russia’s missile attacks on such cities as Kharkiv and Zmiiv, which took place on September 7, 2022. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office.According to the investigative data, around 00:30 a.m., September 7, 2022, Russian invaders launched two missile strikes on Kharkiv’s Nemyshlianskyi District.

“One of missiles hit a hotel complex. A fire broke out at a car wash located nearby. Windows were broken in the neighboring apartment block. The other missile hit the ground near one of enterprises in that district,” the report states.

In addition, Russian troops continue to open fire on Kharkiv Region. Around 00:30 a.m., September 7, 2022, they launched a missile strike on the city of Zmiiv. The enemy projectile hit the ground near a health facility.

September 7. The Russian forces struck Kramatorsk city of Donetsk region with missiles, destroying and damaging premises of a psychiatric hospital. The Kramatorsk City Council wrote this on Telegram and published a relevant video from the scene. "On September 7, at around 4 o'clock in the morning, the Russians launched a missile strike on Kramatorsk. The premises of the psychiatric hospital were damaged and destroyed. Russia continues its cynical attacks on civilian infrastructure. No casualties were reported. Utility services are working on the scene,” the report says.

The video shows damaged and destroyed walls, the roof of a four-storey hospital building, broken glass in the windows along with the frames, no doors, fragments of enemy shells. The Kramatorsk City Council also published many photos depicting the hospital destroyed by the enemy. As reported, on September 6, Russians killed three civilians in Donetsk region: in Heorhivka, Krasnohorivka and Paraskoviivka. Two more people were wounded.

September 7. The Russian forces launched two missile strikes on Kharkiv city and one on Zmiiv town in the Chuhuiv district of Kharkiv region last night. Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports. “Last night, the Russians launched two missile strikes on the Nemyshlianskyi district of Kharkiv. One of the missiles hit a two-storey building, a nearby car wash caught fire, cafes, shops, and vehicles were damaged. The second missile hit the ground. According to the preliminary information, there were no casualties," Syniehubov said.

September 7. Three civilians were killed and two more were wounded in Russian shelling of Donetsk region on September 6. Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, said in a Facebook post. "On September 6, Russians killed three civilians in Donetsk region: in Heorhivka, Krasnohorivka and Paraskoviivka. Two more people were wounded,” he wrote. Overall, a total of 803 civilians have been killed and 2,023 injured in Donetsk region since the full-scale invasion.

September 7. Since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, law enforcers have registered 47,025 crimes caused by Russian aggression. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office, Ukrinform reports. In particular, 32,093 crimes of aggression and war crimes have been registered. Of them: 30,887 are related to violation of the laws and customs of war, 73 – to planning, preparation or initiation and waging of an aggressive war, 30 – to propaganda of war, and 1,103 are other crimes.

Also, law enforcement recorded 14,932 crimes against national security, of which: 10,410 – encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 1,645 – treason, 2,137 – collaborative activities, 160 – assistance to the aggressor power, 64 – sabotage, and 516 other crimes. According to the PGO, as a result of the actions of the Russian troops in Ukraine, 382 children were killed and 741 were injured.

September 6. The head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration showed how firefighters put out a fire at an oil depot in Kryvyi Rih.

September 6. The head of the Police Department in the Kharkiv region Volodymyr Tymoshko, published a photo of the consequences of the Russian shelling of a high-rise building in Kharkiv.

September 6. At night and in the morning, Russian troops shelled the territories of Bilopilska and Shalyhinska communities of Sumy region. 36 "strikes" were recorded. There are no victims.

September 6. A rocket attack on an oil depot in Kryvyi Rih caused a fire. The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko reported that these (on this photo) are the consequences of a rocket attack.

September 6. Russian troops have launched a missile strike on the city of Sloviansk, Donetsk Region. The housing stock was damaged, but no casualties among civilians were reported. The relevant statement was made by Sloviansk City Military Civil Administration Head Vadym Liakh on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“For each resident of our city, it is a special day – Day of Liberation of Sloviansk from fascist invaders. City Day, the most favorite holiday of many Sloviansk residents, is also connected to this date. […] Again, we must defend our land against fascist invaders. Russian invaders. Today’s missile strike on Industrialna Street is a confirmation to this,” Liakh wrote.

In his words, a detached house was destroyed within the impact area. Fortunately, no casualties among civilians were reported.

September 5. Consequences of Russian night shelling of the Volfyne village, Sumy region. Private houses of civilians and a car were damaged, power lines were broken, 25 subscribers were without electricity all night.

September 5. Four fires broke out in the Mykolaiv region due to shelling by the Russian Federation last day — grain warehouses, an enterprise, and a residential building were on fire. This is reported by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Mykolaiv region.

September 5. The Russians shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region with artillery twice at night. People were not injured. Up to ten private houses and a high-rise building were damaged in Nikopol. 9 buildings in the city were mutilated by shelling, including a gymnasium, a childrenʼs and youth sports school, a shop and a cafe. Several power lines were also broken — they have already been repaired.

September 5. Over the past day, the Russians have launched 25 missile and more than 22 air strikes on the territory of Ukraine. They hit military and civilian objects. This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces. Civil infrastructure was damaged in the areas of Kharkiv, Dmytrivka, Kostyantynivka, Zelenopilia, Zaytseve, Kodema, Soledar, Mykolaiv, Voznesensk, Ochakiv, Sukhy Stavok and Bezimenne settlements.

September 4. In Ochakiv, Mykolaiv region, a silo storing thousands of tonnes of Ukrainian grain was destroyed in the Russian missile attack. That’s according to Oleksiy Vaskov, Deputy Mayor of Ochakiv. “In Ochakiv, this wasn’t a good morning today. A silo has been destroyed, along with thousands tonnes of grain,” Vaskov wrote. Also, according to the official, dozens of buildings were hit. Local utility workers are working to clear the rubble. No victims have been reported so far. As reported earlier, at about 4:20 on the morning of Sunday, September 4, Russian forces delivered a strike on the town of Voznesensk, Mykolaiv region.

September 4. In the morning of September 4, 2022, Russian troops launched several missile strikes on Mykolaiv Region, having caused damage to health and educational institutions, hotel and museum in such settlements as Mykolaiv, Voznesensk and Ochakiv.

The relevant statement was made by Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Head Vitalii Kim on Telegram.

“Around 02:30 a.m., September 4, 2022, a massive missile attack was launched on Mykolaiv, reportedly with the S-300 systems. Significant damage was caused to three health institutions, two educational institutions, hotel and museum. Residential houses were also damaged. According to the preliminary data, there were no casualties. The further details are yet to be checked,” the report states.

According to Kim, Voznesensk came under enemy fire around 05:00 a.m. A fire broke out in the premises of an industrial enterprise. No casualties were reported. Some residential houses were damaged.

Around 06:02 a.m., Russian troops also struck Ochakiv, having hit a civil infrastructure facility. The enemy shelling also caused damage to residential houses. No casualties were reported.

September 4. A total of 382 children have been killed and over 740 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “As of September 4, 2022, over 1,122 children in Ukraine have been affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile inspectors, a total of 382 children were killed and over 740 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 Donetsk Region (388), Kharkiv Region (204), Kyiv Region (116), Mykolaiv Region (71), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (61), Kherson Region (55) and Zaporizhzhia Region (46).

On September 3, 2022, a 9-year-old boy was killed in Russia’s shelling of Zelenodolsk, Dnipropetrovsk Region. Yesterday, Russians also launched an artillery strike with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), using banned cluster munitions, on the village of Vysunsk, Mykolaiv Region. As a result, an 8-year-old boy was killed, and three children, 9, 7 and 11, were injured. A total of 2,328 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, and 289 of them were destroyed completely.

September 4. Russia’s multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), deployed not far from Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), have been shelling the opposite bank of the Kakhovka Reservoir. The relevant video released by The Insider was posted on Telegram.

“The evidence of Russia’s MLRS shelling the area of Zaporizhzhia NPP on the night of September 3, 2022. The footage by The Insider shows the MLRS deployed in close vicinity to the power unit and opening fire from there,” the report states.

September 4. Huge fire broke out in a restaurant complex situated in Kharkiv’s Kyivskyi Districts as Russian troops struck the city with missiles. The relevant statement was made by the Main Department of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service in Kharkiv Region on Facebook.

“Last night another missile attack was launched on civil infrastructure in Kharkiv. One of enemy missiles hit a restaurant complex situated in Kyivskyi District,” the report states.

All the buildings of the restaurant complex were made of wood. Thus, immediately after the explosion, a fire broke out, spreading across its entire area practically. Two main buildings and a summer pavilion with a total area of 2,200 square meters were on fire.

Septemder 4. At night, the enemy struck the Nikopol district of Dnipropetrovsk region three times. No casualties were reported. Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post.

"It was hot again at night. The enemy hit the Nikopol district three times with Grad MLRS and heavy artillery. No one was killed or injured," Reznichenko wrote.

According to him, in Nikopol, the enemy shelling caused a fire that was later extinguished. Five residential buildings and several outbuildings were damaged. A power line was broken.

September 3. Ukrainian prosecutors have documented 31,738 crimes of aggression and war crimes and 14,378 crimes against Ukraine's national security since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

According to the report, since the beginning of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine, 31,738 crimes of aggression and war crimes have been registered in Ukraine (these are violations of the laws and customs of war, planning, preparing or launching and waging a war of aggression, war propaganda, and other crimes).

In addition, prosecutors registered 14,738 crimes against Ukraine's national security (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, treason, collaboration, aiding the aggressor state, sabotage, etc.).

According to the report, 624 representatives of the military and political leadership of the Russian Federation - ministers, deputies, military command, officials, heads of law enforcement agencies, warmongers and Kremlin propagandists - are suspects in the major case of aggression against Ukraine.

September 3. At night, Novobavarsky district of Kharkiv city came under fire, a Russian rocket slammed into the area near a school. "A rocket attack was launched on Novobavarsky district at night. An explosion rang out near one of the schools," Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov posted on Telegram. He added that the school windows were broken. No casualties were reported. As reported, Kholodnohirsky district of Kharkiv city was struck by the Russians last night, four cars were damaged.

September 3. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, the National Police have recorded 22,000 enemy strikes. More than 7,000 Ukrainian civilians have been killed by the Russian aggressors. Such figures were revealed by First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Yevhenii Yenin during the nationwide telethon. "The Russians continue to shell the territory of independent Ukraine with manic passion, not stopping for a moment for 191 days. Just over the past day alone, the police received information about strikes on 28 localities. Civilians are killed in these merciless attacks. Over the past day alone, the investigative units of the National Police initiated almost 140 criminal proceedings over crimes committed in the territory of Ukraine by service members of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, the Republic Belarus, and their accomplices," Yenin said. According to his data, more than 22,000 strikes, hitting more than 24,000 civilian objects, have been recorded since the beginning of the war. "I want to emphasize that shelling claims the lives of civilians. The number of civilians killed during this war already exceeds 7,000. And 5,500 more civilians have been injured," said the First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

September 2. Russian troops continued to shell the border areas of Sumy and Chernihiv regions, northern Ukraine, with mortars, tube and rocket artillery from their territory. As the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine informs, Krasnopillia, Esman, Nova Sloboda, Znob-Novhorodske communities of Sumy region and Novhorod-Siverskyi, Horodnia, and Snovsk communities of Chernihiv region came under enemy fire. Yesterday in the afternoon, the Russians twice struck the territory of Krasnopillia community with 122mm tube artillery, more than 50 explosions rang out. The attacks were launched from the Russian settlement of Poroz. A private house and two cars were destroyed. Esman territorial community came under MLRS fire, 14 explosions were recorded. Nova Sloboda territorial community was shelled twice with tube artillery, 20 explosions were recorded. The enemy launched two tube artillery strikes on Znob-Novhorodske community, more than 40 explosions rang out. Novhorod-Siverskyi community came under tube artillery fire, more than 20 explosions were recorded. The building of a healthcare facility was damaged.

September 2. Russian invaders shelled civilian infrastructure in 20 settlements of Zaporizhia region on Thursday. That’s according to the Regional Military Administration. "Over the past day, the occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in the areas of Orikhiv, Preobrazhenka, Novopavlivka, Novodanilivka, Olhivske, Stepnohirsk, Mala Tokmachka, Hulyaipole, Novodarivka, Zaliznychne, Chervone, Charivne, Novoandriivka, Bilohirya, Shcherbaky, Novopokrovka, Malynyvka, Poltavka, Dorozhnianka, and Kamianske," the statement reads. Fourteen reports were received confirming the destruction of civil infrastructure facilities as a result of Russian shelling. Throughout the past day, the civilian population continued to evacuate the temporarily occupied territory. A total of 1,027 people were evacuated, including 271 children. As reported, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk recommends that the Ukrainians fleeing the most dangerous territories not plan to return home until spring.

September 2. Russians are lying, manipulating and distorting the real state of affairs at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), and spreading only useful to them information about the visit by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission. The relevant statement was made by Energoatom National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine on Telegram. “Russian occupiers are making every effort to prevent the IAEA mission from getting to know the real state of affairs at Zaporizhzhia NPP. They are spreading manipulative and false information about this visit,” the report states. According to Energoatom, most ‘global media’ representatives who came to Zaporizhzhia NPP yesterday were Russian propagandists. Buses with Ukrainian and foreign journalists attempting to access the plant together with the IAEA mission from the territory of Ukraine were not allowed through the Russian checkpoint.

Russian invaders are lying about and distorting the evidence of their shelling of Zaporizhzhia NPP and the resulting damage to the infrastructure of the plant. Predictably, they are blaming the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Energoatom stressed. Russian military trucks deployed within the engine rooms of power units in violation of all the fire safety requirements were presented to the IAEA mission as the equipment of chemical defense forces. In addition, the IAEA mission was not allowed to enter the Zaporizhzhia NPP emergency response center, where armed Russian troops are remaining now. Thus, some armed Russian soldiers were simply ‘hidden’ at the plant, as the IAEA representatives were not supposed to see them. Energoatom emphasized the IAEA mission was offered a ‘staged performance’, in which the so-called ‘Enerhodar residents’ were complaining of shelling, allegedly by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Russians deliberately jammed the Internet and mobile communications to prevent the transmission of photo and video materials from Zaporizhzhia NPP and Enerhodar. “We understand that, under such conditions, it will be difficult for the IAEA to give an objective assessment of the situation at Zaporizhzhia NPP. Instead, we emphasize that it is impossible to implement all the nuclear and radiation safety recommendations of the mission as long as the plant remains under the control of Russian occupation troops,” Energoatom noted.

September 1. Human Rights Watch documented the crimes of the Russian Federation related to the forcible transfer of Ukrainian civilians from the temporarily occupied territories to Russia’s territory. “Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Russian and Russian-affiliated officials have forcibly transferred Ukrainian civilians, including those fleeing hostilities, to areas of Ukraine occupied by Russia or to the Russian Federation, a serious violation of the laws of war amounting to a war crime and a potential crime against humanity,” reads the report of the Human Rights Watch.

A bus full of Ukrainians being transferred to Taganrog, Russia from the so-called “DNR,” February 2022. © 2022 ANDREY BORODULIN/AFP via Getty Images
A bus full of Ukrainians being transferred to Taganrog, Russia from the so-called “DNR,” February 2022. © 2022 ANDREY BORODULIN/AFP via Getty Images

It is underscored that Russian and Russian-affiliated authorities also subjected thousands of these Ukrainian citizens to a process referred to by Russia as “filtration,” a form of compulsory security screening, in which they typically collected civilians’ biometric data, including fingerprints and front and side facial images; conducted body searches, and searched personal belongings and phones; and questioned them about their political views. “Ukrainian civilians were effectively interned as they waited to undergo this process, with many reporting that they were housed in overcrowded and squalid conditions, for periods as short as several hours for up to almost a month,” the human rights organization says. The report documents the forcible transfer of Ukrainian civilians from Mariupol and Kharkiv region to Russia and Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine.

September 1. The Russian army launched 24 strikes on Donetsk region. As the Donetsk Region Department of the National Police informs, the enemy destroyed and damaged a kindergarten, agricultural warehouses, a recreation center, and 15 residential buildings. Civilians were killed and wounded. Russian troops struck 15 localities. Eight attacks were launched on Avdiivka. Bakhmut, Vuhledar, Kostiantynivka, Krasnohorivka, Kurakhove, Slovyansk, Velyka Novosilka, Oleksiyevo-Druzhkivka, Berdychi, Zhelanne Druhe, Karlivka, Katerynivka, Novomykhailivka, Sil station in Toretsk also came under fire. The aggressors launched airstrikes with R-77 air-to-air missiles, used Grad and Uragan MLRS, artillery, and tanks. Twenty civilian objects were destroyed, the vast majority of which are residential buildings. The National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings under Art. 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The police officers helped to evacuate 251 more people over the past day. More than 12,900 people, including 2,167 children, 570 people with disabilities, have been evacuated from Donetsk region since the beginning of the mandatory evacuation.

September 1. Ukrainian specialized agencies and law enforcement agencies identified 7,000 children deported to the Russian Federation (out of 557,000), 53 of whom have already been returned. As informed by Interfax-Ukraine, this was reported at a press conference by the head of the Verkhovna Rada's temporary investigative commission for investigating cases of violations of children's rights, Pavlo Sushko (Servant of the People faction). "At least 557,000 Ukrainian children were kidnapped to the Russian Federation. According to reports from open sources of the occupiers, they plan to grant them Russian citizenship in a simplified procedure and new adoptive parents."Ukraine is checking this information, working on verifying this data: 7,000 children have already been identified and 53 children have been returned," he said.

Sushko also reminded that, according to the current data of the Prosecutor General's Office, since the beginning of the full-scale military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, more than a thousand children have been affected, of which 380 have died and 736 have been injured.

September 1. The Russian Federation damaged and destroyed dozens of universities, hundreds of schools and kindergartens throughout Ukraine with the aim of depriving Ukrainians of knowledge, history and culture, but they failed. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky wrote in a Telegram pos.

September 1. The Russian forces are shelling the pre-agreed route of the IAEA mission to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, wrote on Telegram. "The Russians are shelling the pre-agreed route of the IAEA mission from Zaporizhzhia to the ZNPP. The UN advance team cannot continue the movement due to security reasons," he wrote. Starukh noted that Ukraine continues to make efforts to organize safe access of the international IAEA mission to the ZNPP. “We demand that the Russian Federation stop the provocations and provide unhindered access to the Ukrainian nuclear facility for the IAEA,” he wrote.

September 1. Ukrainian law enforcement officers have documented 45,547 crimes related to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this in a post on the Telegram messenger. As of August 31, Ukrainian law enforcers registered 31,059 crimes of aggression and war crimes, including 29,877 crimes related to violations of the laws and customs of war, 73 related to planning, preparing or launching and waging a war of aggression, 30 related to war propaganda, and 1,079 other crimes. Ukraine also documented 14,488 crimes against national security, including 10,074 crimes related to encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 1,631 crimes on treason, 2,070 on collaboration, 150 on aiding the aggressor state, 64 on subversive activities, and 499 other crimes. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, 379 children were killed, more than 735 were injured, and 230 are reported missing as a result of Russia's all-out invasion of Ukraine.

September 1. Invaders attacked Kharkiv region with five missiles launched from the Russian city of Belgorod. Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram. "Last night, after 10 p.m., the Kharkiv defense headquarters recorded the launching of 5 missiles from the Russian city of Belgorod. Some of them ‘self-destructed’ outside the territory of Ukraine," the regional governor said. According to him, law enforcement officers are determining the places hit by other missiles. As reported, the invaders attacked Kharkiv with S-300 missiles on August 31 and Pion guns on August 30.

Read more: Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (August)
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