It will take at least two more weeks to give the first estimate of the death toll in the liberated towns and villages of Kyiv region, says the Minister of Interior Denys Monastyrsky.
“Today we are removing the debris and inspecting the houses in the towns and villages of Kyiv region. The bodies of the dead are taken out from under the ruins. It will take at least two more weeks to clear the rubble and this will be only the first stage. Only then will we be able to give the first estimate of the death toll in those settlements,”Monastyrsky said.
The British intelligence confirms that the withdrawal of Russians forces from northern Ukraine has left lots of evidence of their attacks on civilians and the use of hostages as human shields. In particular, the intelligence officers mention the presence of mass graves and mining of civilian infrastructure.
The British intelligence also notes that the invaders are using improvised explosive devices to inflict casualties, lower morale and restrict Ukrainian freedom of movement.
Russian occupation forces had left a trip wire even in one of the washing machines, Minister of Interior Denys Monastyrsky said, as reported by Ukrinform.
“Wherever the invaders lived, wherever they stayed overnight, they put up trip wires – both at the entrances to the houses and near the fences. We are also finding explosive devices in the houses and apartments of Ukrainian police, rescuers and the military,”Monastyrsky said. He added that Russian soldiers had also left such mines in cars.
In the morning of April 10, Russian occupation forces shelled Sievierodonetsk in Luhansk region, damaging two apartment buildings and a secondary school building, as announced by the head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Serhiy Haidai.
Russian troops started the first stage of the offensive in the Donbas. Reinforcements are expected for the second stage, says the Adviser to the Head of the President’s Office Oleksiy Arestovych.
According to him, reinforcements from the Russian Far East have not arrived yet, and Russian troops that have withdrawn from northern Ukraine are still not ready for a new offensive.
More than 513 children fell victims to the full-scale Russian invasion in Ukraine: 176 of them were killed and more than 336 were injured, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reports.
Besides, as a result of bombings and shelling, the invaders damaged 938 educational institutions, 87 of which were completely destroyed.
Russia is trying to recruit militants from the unrecognized Transnistria to engage them in the war in Ukraine. Also due to the mounting losses, Russia seeks to bolster troop numbers with personnel discharged from military service since 2012, according to British intelligence.
In Mariupol, the “cleansing” of civilians continues: invaders are killing people just on the streets and are even taking pictures with the dead.
Besides, Russian troops are removing the bodies of the dead from the streets and using mobile crematoria to cover up their crimes, says Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andryushchenko.
Moreover, men are forcibly “mobilized” to join the fighters of unrecognized so-called DPR.
Kharkiv was hit by Russian troops artillery and mortar fire 66 times over the past 24 hours: 9 people were injured.
And on April 10, the city of Dergachi and the surrounding area were shelled: 2 people were killed, there are injured, reports the Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Oleh Synegubov.
Russia is stepping up “mobilization” in the self-proclaimed “republics” and is starting to conscript employees of “strategic enterprises” who have so far been guaranteed exemption, Ukrainian intelligence reports.
According to intelligence data, a decree was sent to Alchevsk metallurgical plant calling for the mobilization of 1,700 people. This is the fourth and biggest wave of “mobilization” at the plant, where previously 400-1000 people had been conscripted.
At noon on April 10, a new missile strike was launched on Dnipropetrovsk region. The enemy missile hit the infrastructure facility and the Dnipro airport. Six SESU officers were injured, states the Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Valentyn Reznichenko.
“There is nothing left of it [ed. the airport]. The airport itself and the infrastructure nearby were destroyed. And still missiles continue to come, “Reznichenko wrote.
In Penza region, Russia, a camp for Mariupol residents forcibly deported from Ukraine has been set up. According to Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denysova, more than 400 Ukrainian citizens are located there now: mostly women and 147 children of all ages.
People have been living in the camp for several weeks. They do not have the necessary clothes, shoes, underwear as they left with the only clothes they wore at the time they were taken from the basement. There is a lack of baby food and personal hygiene items.
The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denysova wrote about dozens and hundreds of tortured, maimed people who had been subjected to terrible torture in the occupied territories. Here are some of these savage stories:
- In the village of Makariv, Kyiv region, an 80-year-old man had his hands cut off in front of his daughter. He died of his wounds.
- In Irpin, a 20-year-old pregnant woman was raped by two ruscists. She lost a child.
- In Kherson region, a 60-year-old man was beaten with buttstocks and sticks in the presence of his daughter.
- During the occupation of the villages of Yagide and Lukashivka in Chernihiv region, Russian troops set up their headquarters in the Church of the Ascension. In the church, bodies, probably of locals, who had been shot dead by the Russian military were found.
In Mariupol, a Ukrainian border guard, being surrounded and wounded, blew himself up along with a radio station so that Russian invaders could not capture it, Oleksiy Arestovych reports.
The last words from the radio station were “Glory to Ukraine!”
In the afternoon of April 10, the Russian army shelled almost the whole town of Sievierodonetsk. Two houses and a private clinic were hit, and the city’s infrastructure was almost completely destroyed, says the Head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Serhiy Haidai.
Radio Svoboda publishes a video of a leak of nitric acid from a tanker hit by Russian troops in Rubizhne. It happened on April 9. According to the authorities, the cloud of dangerous substance went towards the positions of the invaders.
The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine has launched an investigation into the abduction of the famous Ukrainian writer Volodymyr Vakulenko by Russian invaders. He has been volunteering for a long time. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
In the evening of April 10, Russian troops shelled Kreminna. So far, two wounded have been found, says the Head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Serhiy Haidai.