April 29, 2022 | Daily briefing


On the evening of April 28, the Russians struck the Khmelnytskyy region with rockets, the Regional Military Administration Head, Serhiy Hamaliy, said. One of the infrastructure facilities was hit. There are no casualties, and the fire that broke out after the shelling has already been extinguished. So far, the rescuers are working on the site.


In several of the temporarily occupied villages Zaporizhzhia region, the occupation authorities force entrepreneurs to open stores, cafes, and public places – but without Ukrainian goods.

Ukrainian entrepreneurs are urged to trade in goods from Crimea and to introduce a “ruble zone,” reports the Zaporizhzhya Regional Military Administration.


Since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine, 369 hospitals have been damaged, 39 completely destroyed.

This was reported in a TV interview by the Minister of Health of Ukraine, Viktor Lyashko.

“Today, 369 health care facilities have been damaged, 39 have been completely destroyed. To rebuild these 39 hospitals, we need about 13 billion 500 million UAH [445 million USD]. These are the current calculations”, – informed the Minister.


Russian military are detaining civilians in the temporarily occupied territories and robbing villagers, the Armed Forces General Staff reported in a morning briefing.

“In the temporarily occupied territories, the occupation troops continue restricting the movement and detain local residents and block humanitarian aid convoys coming from the territory of Ukraine. In addition, Russian occupiers are robbing villagers. For example, they stole more than 60 tons of wheat and trucks from the farming community in the town of Kamyanka-Dniprovska,” the report said.


The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has recorded 2829 dead and 3180 wounded civilians killed in the war in Ukraine.

Source: https://www.ohchr.org/en/news/2022/04/ukraine-civilian-casualty-update-28-april-2022


Russian troops continue shelling settlements in the Luhansk region. Sievoerodonetsk, Lysychansk, Hirske, Pryvillia, and Popasna are being attacked.

The occupiers repeatedly tried to storm the Ukrainian Armed Forces positions near Orikhove and Svitlychne settlements. Now the battles for Orikhovo are underway. This was reported by the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Haidai.


As of the morning of April 29, the Russian invasion killed 219 children and injured another 398 injured. This was reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General.

In addition, bombing and shelling damaged 1,556 educational institutions, of which 102 were completely destroyed.


Russian missile attack on a residential apartment building in Kyiv killed one person, announced the mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko.


In the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the occupiers are forcing university students to donate blood en masse for the wounded Russians. Ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova has informed about 700 cases of forced blood donation in universities.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/denisovaombudsman/posts/530407661773844


Russian troops in temporarily occupied Melitopol began to kidnap men of conscription age. Illegal detentions take place both at checkpoints and right in the city.


In the Luhansk region, Russian troops have almost completely destroyed utility systems. As a result of the shelling, residents of Lysychansk, Rubizhne, Popasna, and Sievierodonetsk were left without a water supply.


On Monday, April 25, the occupiers captured two British aid workers who wanted to help a family from Dniprorudnyi evacuate. The British nationals were detained at a Russian checkpoint. Their whereabouts are unknown. The family they were supposed to help managed to flee to Poland.

Photo: An aid organisation has said Paul Urey and Dylan Healy have been captured by the Russian military | BBC


Today afternoon in the area of the border service in the Sumy region, a Russian military helicopter shelled the Ukrainian territory, reports the State Border Guard Service.

Source: https://t.me/DPSUkr/3787

Photo: Shelling aftermath | State Border Guard Service of Ukraine / Facebook


In the Luhansk region, two employees of the State Service of Ukraine for Emergency Situations, who were performing their duties at the time, came under fire from Russian-occupying troops. Both were wounded, said the head of the Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Haidai.


According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Russia has already fired more than 1,300 missiles on Ukrainian territory. According to Forbes, this could have cost the aggressor $7.5 billion.

Source: https://forbes.ua/inside/rosiya-vipustila-po-ukraini-raket-na-75-mlrd-otsinka-forbes-29042022-5753


The occupiers shelled the Zelenodolsk municipality for the sixth time today. The multiple rocket launchers hit Velyka Kostromka and Mala Kostromka. Several residential buildings were damaged, said the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Valentyn Reznichenko.


The number of injured in Russian airstrikes on the Azovstal plant field hospital in Mariupol has risen from 170 to more than 600, Mayor Vadym Boychenko said at a briefing on April 29.

“Yesterday, as you already know, bombs were dropped on the hospital. They destroyed the hospital, and this is a war crime because before there were 170 wounded, and now there are more than 600,” said the mayor.


Another mass grave was found in the Kyiv region – raising the civilian death toll in the region to about 900 people, stated the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, in an interview with Polish media.

Source: https://youtu.be/eN15bRQI6W