March 28, 2022 | Daily briefing


Russian troops have killed 143 children in Ukraine.

Since the invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, 143 children have been killed, and 216 more have been injured. The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova reported this on Telegram.

“As of 8 o’clock on March 28, 2022, according to the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations, as well as other sources requiring confirmation, 143 children have died, and 216 children have been injured since the invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine,” the message says.

The ombudsman also adds that it is impossible to establish the actual number of dead and injured children due to the ongoing military actions of the occupation troops in Ukrainian cities.

Ukrainian children murdered by Russian invaders


Russian Federation troops shelled Rubizhne again

On the morning of March 28, Russian troops again shelled the town of Rubizhne, Luhansk region; there were dead and wounded. The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported on Telegram.

“Disappointing news from the very morning – the Russians shelled Rubizhne again. A residential house was damaged, the body of one dead was recovered, one wounded was hospitalized,” he noted.


Occupiers broke into the office of the Ukrainian presidential representative in Kherson. They broke down the doors, removed the national flag, and probably took out equipment and documents. Ukrainian authorities warn of possible provocations.

This was reported by the presidential office in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on March 27.

The office temporarily paused operation due to the hostilities. Its employees work remotely in Ukrainian government-controlled territory.


Russian military ran over a family walking on the road in the Sumy region – a 15-year-old boy was injured, and his father died in hospital.

This was reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.


In the Kherson region, rocket shrapnel hit the window of the Center for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation of Children. There were no casualties.

“Thank God that only shrapnel from the rocket hit our windowpane. It’s a shame about the glass pane, we just replaced the wooden windows last year, but life is more precious. We’re hanging in there! We will be victorious,” reports the center director.


The Minister of Economy, Yuliia Svyrydenko, spoke about Ukraine’s economic losses since the start of the full-scale invasion. She notes that Ukraine has already suffered $564.9 billion in losses since the full-scale invasion.


● $119 billion in infrastructure losses (almost 8,000 km of roads, dozens of railway stations, and airports destroyed and damaged);

● $112 billion in GDP losses in 2022;

● $90.5 billion – Civilian population losses (10 mln sq. meters of housing, 200,000 cars, food provision to 5 mln people);

 ● $80 billion in losses to businesses and organizations;

● $54 billion in direct investments in Ukraine;

● $48 billion in losses from the state budget.


Russia is secretly mobilizing troops, the Ukrainian General Directorate of Intelligence reports.

On April 1, a mobilization campaign under the BARS-2021 (Country Combat Army Reserve) program will be held throughout Russia. However, in order to conceal the all-Russian mobilization to replenish the troops, it will be carried out together with the planned conscription. Moreover, they are hiding the involvement of Russian prisoners in the ongoing war.

“All of them [the prisoners who are covertly involved in the war] are convicted under serious criminal charges (robbery, murder, drug trafficking). Convicts who received sentences under political articles (extremism, terrorism) are not offered such deals.”

Of note, those who agreed are forbidden to see their relatives and talk about their participation in the war in Ukraine.


In the temporarily occupied settlement of the Kherson region, the occupants paid pensions in Russian rubles, said Kherson Regional Council deputy Serhii Khlan.

“After putting together lists last week – they started paying out

10,000 rubles [$104 at the current exchange rate.] <…>. People are standing in queues and are already getting cash. Although, all the movement of the ruble ends at the exchangers, where pensioners immediately exchange rubles for hryvnias. But (!) I remind you that if you do not cooperate with the occupiers and do not take anything from them, it will accelerate our victory,” – said the deputy.


In Mariupol, during the siege, nearly 5 thousand residents were killed, among them 210 children, notes Ukrinform news agency, referring to the information reported by local authorities.

As noted, the damage was done to:

– 2,340 apartment buildings;

– 61,200 private houses.

90% of all Mariupol’s buildings were damaged or destroyed.

Regarding apartment buildings, 60% (1,560) came under direct fire, 40% of houses were obliterated (1,040).

Speaking of the private houses, 60% (40,800) were hit directly, and 40% (27,200) were destroyed.

The local authorities and the mayor warned that these are approximate figures since constant shelling makes it impossible to count.


Russian invaders tortured a man to death.

Law enforcers found his body with multiple injuries in a garage after the city was liberated from the occupiers. The deceased’s identity is being established, reports the Attorney General’s Office.

District Attorney’s Office has initiated criminal proceedings for violation of laws and customs of war.

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Russia has deployed about 150 people from South Ossetia to the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea. It is expected that they will participate in military actions in neighboring regions of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reports.


The extinguishing of the fire, which broke out at one of the industrial enterprises for fuel storage in Lutsk as a result of the shelling on March 27, is still ongoing, the State Emergencies Service reports


The invaders launched a missile attack on an oil depot in the Rivne region, says the head of the Rivne Regional Military Administration, Vitalii Koval.

The enemy launched a missile strike on the Rivne region. It’s the oil depot again. The State Emergency Service and a chemical laboratory went to the scene.”