March 25, 2022 | Daily briefing


The State Emergency Service of the Dnipropetrovsk region reported that two Russian missiles hit one military unit on the outskirts of the city of Dnipro.

As a result, a part of the building was destroyed, and two fires broke out. Information about the dead and injured is being confirmed.


Russia spreads fake news that Russian nuclear experts are detained at the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine communicates the following. There are and never were any Russian nuclear experts at the Rivne NPP. Four armed Russian citizens were escorting a cargo of nuclear fuel elements that arrived at the nuclear power plant before February 24, 2022. From the moment the cargo arrived, these individuals provided security for it until it was unloaded in accordance with the terms of the contract. After the cargo was handed over to the Ukrainian side on March 23, the disarmed Russian citizens left the territory of Rivne NPP.”


In Kherson, Dmytro Afanasyev, a deputy of the Korabelny District Council, the head of the “European Solidarity” faction, was kidnapped, said regional deputy Serhii Khlan.


In the Luhansk region, as a result of heavy shelling of Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk, Rubizhne, Kreminna, Novodruzhesk, and the village of Voyevodivka, more than 30 objects were damaged, including 10 apartment buildings and 13 private houses, light industry enterprise, educational institution, outbuildings, garages and infrastructure facilities.


Full-scale war in Ukraine killed 135 children, 184 children were injured. Children were most affected in Kyiv region – 64, Kharkiv region – 44, Donetsk region – 46, Chernihiv region – 34, Mykolayiv region – 25, – reported the Office of the Prosecutor General.


On March 24 at about 20:00 in the village of Kalynivka, Fastiv district, Kyiv region, as a result of shelling, ammunition hit the oil depot, causing a fire.

“As of 6 o’clock on March 25, the burning of oil residues was observed within the area of the oil depot collapse. There is no threat of the fire spreading outside the facility,” the State Emergency Service commented.


Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine from 4 a.m. on February 24 to 24:00 midnight on March 23, 1,035 Ukrainian civilians have been killed, and another 1,650 have been injured. This is reported by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The dead include 214 men, 160 women, 14 girls, 28 boys, and another 571 adults and 48 children, whose sex is yet unknown. The injured include 181 men, 140 women, 28 girls, 23 boys, and another 1,211 adults and 67 children, whose sex is yet unknown.

Most people were killed by explosive weapons – heavy artillery, multiple rocket launchers, rockets, and airstrikes.


In Kharkiv, Russian troops fired multiple rocket launchers at the city’s polyclinic in the city’s Osnovyansky district, where a humanitarian aid center is located. Three people were injured due to the shelling, and four more were killedsaid the Kharkiv regional police.


Russian airstrike on Mariupol Drama Theatre killed about 300 people, the Mariupol City Council reported, citing eyewitnesses.

“One does not want to believe in this horror until the last moment. One wants to believe that everyone managed to escape. But the words of those who were inside the building at the time of this terrorist act say the opposite,” the statement said.


At the outskirts of Mariupol in the shopping center “Metro” premises, the Russian occupation troops opened an office of the Kremlin’s main political party, “Yedinaya Rossiia” (United Russia)reports Mariupol City Council.

According to information from Mariupol residents remaining in the city, the office, which the Russian invaders call “humanitarian,” distributes promotional materials.

They also hand out cards of the Phoenix mobile operator, which has been functioning in the occupied territory of Donetsk since 2014.


Russian occupation forces captured 14 Ukrainian mayors. Russia has stated that the exchange of prisoners should take place only on parity terms.

This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk.


March 25 at 7:15-7:30 am Russian ship shelled the village of Sanzhiyka near Odesa and 3 hours later announced “security guarantees” for the passage of foreign civilian ships, according to the Ukrainian Armed Forces Naval Forces.



In the temporarily occupied Melitopol of the Zaporizhia region, 70 Russian soldiers refused to follow orders from their leadership and participate in combat against Ukraine, according to the regional state administration.


Poland, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic have prepared a 10-point action plan for the EU to end Russia’s war against Ukraine. Among them: cutting off all Russian banks from SWIFT, blocking all Russian propaganda in the EU, and suspending the issuance of European visas to Russians.


Deputy Halyna Danilchenko, who was “appointed” by the Russian occupants as the so-called acting mayor of Melitopol, issued an “order” to ban the distribution of humanitarian aid.

The fire station, where the aid was brought, was blocked by armed occupants, said Melitopol city mayor Ivan Fedorov.


Russian occupants launched a missile strike on the territory of the Ukrainian Air Force Command in the city of Vinnytsa.

A total of six cruise missiles were fired: some of them were shot down by air defenses, the rest – hit several buildings, causing significant damage to infrastructure. The consequences of the occupants’ missile strike are currently being established.


More than 3.7 million people have fled the war in Ukraine, and about 13 million are in the affected areas, according to Karolina Lindholm Billing, a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ukraine.

Russian occupation forces are destroying an average of two religious buildings a day in Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian State Service for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience, at least 59 buildings of spiritual significance in at least 8 regions of Ukraine have already been damaged.

“While Kremlin propagandists are cynically covering up their own imperial ambitions with theses of ‘defending Orthodoxy,’ an aggressive attack by Russian troops is destroying Orthodox churches and other shrines in Ukraine’s religious communities,” the State Service said.

Photo: Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in the village of Vyazivka in the Zhytomyr region

Photo: Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the village of Vyazivka, Zhytomyr region

Photo: Orthodox Church, Volnovakha, Donetsk region


As of March 24, the amount of damage inflicted on Ukraine’s infrastructure during the war reached $ 63 billion or 1.8 trillion UAH. This is evidenced by the Kyiv School of Economics analysis and volunteers from partner organizations, including the Center for Economic Strategy and electronic procurement system Prozorro.