Ukraine: WAR BULLETIN April 19, 7.00 pm EST

Embassy of Ukraine in the USA

 

WAR BULLETIN

April 19, 7.00 pm EST

 

WAR ROOM

 

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 19.04 were approximately:

personnel – about 20800,

tanks ‒ 802,

APV ‒ 2063,

artillery systems – 386,

MLRS – 132,

Anti-aircraft warfare systems – 67,

aircraft – 169,

helicopters – 150,

vehicles – 1495,

boats / cutters – 8,

fuel tanks – 76,

UAV operational-tactical level – 158.

special equipment – 27.

mobile SRBM system – 4.

The fifty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues. A Russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.

A Russian enemy is trying to continue offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as to maintain a land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Missile and air strikes on civilian targets throughout Ukraine do not stop. There was the intensification of the Russian missile strikes on civilian objects in the western regions during the 18th of April.

In the Slobozhansky and Donetsk operational districts, the Russian aggressor is conducting offensive and assault operations in certain areas.

The Russian enemy continues to transfer weapons and military equipment to Ukraine from the central and eastern regions of the Russian federation. Along with combat units, it transfers support units.

In addition, in order to improve the logistics system, the Russian occupiers are deploying logistics centers and creating field bases for repairing and renewing damaged equipment.

In the Slobozhansky direction, the Russian enemy continues to partially block the city of Kharkiv. According to available information, in order to organize the air defense system of the offensive group, the Russian enemy is transferring additional anti-aircraft missile divisions of short-range surface-to-air missile system “Tor” (SA-15 Gauntlet) to the Kharkiv region. At the same time, mobile long range surface-to-air missile divisions of S-400 (SA-21 Growler) and S-300 (SA-10 Grumble) were deployed in the areas of the Belgorod region bordering on Ukraine to cover the main command and control points, as well as the rear areas.

In the Izyum direction, the Russian enemy is conducting offensive operations on the left bank of the Siversky Donets River. To support the offensive actions of the group in this direction, the enemy created a system of main and reserve firing positions for rocket and barrel artillery.

In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the Russian occupiers intensified offensive operations along the entire line of contact.

The main efforts of the enemy are focused on breaking through the defence of Ukrainian troops in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, as well as establishing full control over the city of Mariupol. In the Zaporozhzhia oblast, the concentration of units of the Russian occupying forces continues in certain areas.

In the South Buh direction, the Russian enemy focuses on reaching the administrative border of the Kherson region. In order to improve the tactical situation, the Russian occupiers are trying to conduct offensive operations in the area of ​​the village of Oleksandrivka. The Russian enemy does not stop shelling of civilian objects in the city of Mykolaiv.

No significant changes have been recorded in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions.

The republic of Belarus continues to use and provide its territory for air strikes on the territory of Ukraine and reconnaissance of objects on Ukrainian territory.

According to the available updated information, the losses of the 126th Coast Guard Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet are up to 75%. The 810th Independent Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet lost 158 ​​servicemen killed, about 500 wounded, and 70 people are missing.

A significant number of servicemen of these brigades wrote reports refusing to participate in the so-called “special operation”.

In the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, Ukraine’s defenders repulsed seven enemy attacks, destroyed ten tanks, eighteen armored units and eight vehicles, one artillery system, and an enemy mortar.

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has hit seven air targets the day before: one plane, four UAVs and two cruise missiles.

 

The Russian occupiers continue to launch missile and bomb strikes on civilian and military infrastructure throughout Ukraine.

In the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions, the Russian forces did not take active action. The movement of damaged equipment of the military units of the Eastern Military District continues by rail from the territory of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation. The Armed Forces of the Russian federation continue to use the airfield network on the territory of the republic of Belarus in order to launch airstrikes on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.

In the Slobozhansky direction the partial blockade by the Russian enemy of the city of Kharkiv proceeds. The Russian occupiers are trying to fire at Ukrainian troops and critical infrastructure. The enemy units from Russia attempted an offensive south of Izyum. They were unsuccessful, suffered losses, and were forced to retreat to their former positions.

In the Donetsk direction, near the town of Marinka, as a result of a counteroffensive by Ukrainian troops, the Russian enemy suffered losses and retreated. Units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine regained control of the settlement.

Fighting continues in the area of ​​Oleksandrivka in the South Buh area, where Russian enemy is unsuccessful. Russian enemy tries to reach the administrative border of the Kherson oblast and it does not stop shelling settlements.

The Russian enemy continues to suffer significant personnel losses. In order to solve the problem of recruiting units under contract, the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation decided to sign short-term contracts for three months and simplify the form of psychophysical selection of future candidates. These measures did not lead to the desired effect. According to available information, since the beginning of the 2022 year, only 130 contract servicemen have been selected to serve in 42 units of the Southern Military District. 22 of them have already refused to participate in the so-called “special operation” in Ukraine.

According to the available information, the personnel of two battalion tactical groups was destroyed in the 200th separate motorized infantry brigade of the 14th Army Corps of the Coastal Forces of the Northern Fleet. In addition, three companies of the 51st Airborne Regiment and the Company of the 137th Airborne Regiment, which is part of the 106th Airborne Division, were destroyed on the territory of Ukraine.

 

 

Security Service of Ukraine

SSU actively counteracts to enemy who seeks to destabilize our information and cybersecurity The war is not just on the battlefield. The enemy seeks to undermine our information and cybersecurity. Russian fakes are becoming more and more fantastic. The occupiers’ aim is to sow panic and discord.

However, the SSU is actively counteracting to this. We are detaining Russian propagandists. We are exposing enemy’s agents. We are blocking bot farms and hackers.

But each of you can help Ukraine:

·     join the fight on the information front;

·     spread true information about the war;

·     expose the enemy’s fakes;

·     send data about the enemy’s movement to our chatbot @stop_russian_war_bot.

https://ssu.gov.ua/en/novyny/sbu-aktyvno-protydiie-vorohu-yakyi-prahne-rozkhytaty-nashu-informatsiinu-ta-kiberbezpeku-video

 

While the Russian Ministry of Defence is fabricating nonsense about the SSU (this time that the SSU ‘plans to disguise its employee occupiers’ uniform and arrange execution of local population in Odesa region’), the SSU is working effectively. We respond to fakes with real outcomes of our activity, which are very annoying for the enemy.

Our staff not only defend Ukraine with weapons in hands, but also counteract to the enemy’s sabotage and reconnaissance activity. Over the last few days, the SSU exposed two traitors-collaborators in a railway company, neutralized a group of FSB sleeper agents in Dnipropetrovsk region and detained an official from the Crimea.

In a special operation, the SSU detained one of the heads of a unit of Donetsk Railway, who had been recruited by the occupiers. Following their instructions, he was to collect data on movement of equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and location of Ukrainian checkpoints.

Another collaborator was caught in Kyiv. He turned out to be an official of Ukrzaliznytsia’s central office. Since the start of Russia’s full-scale aggression, he called on his colleagues to support the occupiers. In particular, he sent propaganda material through messenger apps to the company’s employees.

 

In addition, during temporary occupation of Irpen, Bucha and Vorzel, the man helped the invaders navigate the area for equipping positions and looting.

In Dnipro: The SSU special purpose unit detained a sabotage group of FSB sleeper agents that included three locals. Supervised by the enemy’s special services, they conducted sabotage and reconnaissance in the region. The agents told the investigation that their group had been formed in 2015 and was not active until now. From time to time, they carried out rare instructions of the FSB.

Recently, the enemy activated them and tasked to closely monitor critical and military infrastructure, as well as commit arson of premises of patriotic civilian organizations to create a ‘picture’ needed for the Russian media.

In Lviv region: The SSU detained an official of one of the ‘ministries’ of the temporarily occupied Crimea, who contributed to the establishment of Russian occupation authorities on the peninsula. She publicly supported Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the crimes of the Russian military. According to the woman, she ‘came to Lviv due to family circumstances’ and did not expect to be identified. However, thanks to the SSU, she will be held accountable for her actions.

In Luhansk region: The SSU detained an agent whom Russia had sent to Ukraine a week before the war. The agent is a man who has just been released from Russian pre-trial detention center. The occupying forces did not come up with anything better than send him to the Joint Forces Operation area. He was to conduct reconnaissance of the area and photograph positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

All the suspects have been detained. The SSU is working to establish the entire chain of those involved and bring them to justice.

https://bit.ly/36shtgX

 

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

The occupiers are abducting residents of Zaporizhzhia region en masse.

According to the available information, as of the evening of April 18, 155 cases of abduction of civilians by the troops of the Russian Federation were registered in the region.

So far, 86 hostages have been released and 69 more remain in captivity. Of the total number of abductees – 34 local authorities (24 released), 14 entrepreneurs (6 released), 12 heads of enterprises, institutions, organizations (released 5), 3 lawyers (released 2), 2 journalists – released.

Such actions by russian militants grossly violate the right to liberty and security of citizens of Ukraine guaranteed by Articles 3 and 34 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Torture of prisoners of war is a violation of Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.

https://bit.ly/3jTjjKO

 

The Russians continue to try to destroy Mariupol and its defenders.

The occupiers dropped heavy bombs on the premises of the Azovstal plant, fired at it from artillery and tanks, and inflicted chaotic blows on the residential sector of the Left Bank district.

About 1,000 civilians, including children, remain in the basement of the plant.

To travel around the city, it became mandatory for residents to wear white armbands similar to those worn by the enemy military. Thus, the militants expose them to shelling and use them as “bait” for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The so-called “DPR ombudsman” decided to intervene in the burial of the dead, explaining that from now on burials require a “document” that can be issued when relatives provide all their personal data. Currently, all channels on social networks Facebook, Telegram and others are under the control of “DPR volunteers”, who disseminate misinformation and also collect personal data of those who remained in Mariupol and their relatives. In fact, the public has become another way of “filtering” Mariupol inhabitants.

The actions of the occupiers of the Russian Federation in Mariupol are genocide of the Ukrainian people in accordance with the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and Article 6 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

https://bit.ly/3xEnsum

 

Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine

On 19 April 2022, Russian armed forces launched a targeted artillery attack with prohibited cluster munitions against civilians and infrastructure in the town of Zelenodolsk, Dnipropetrovsk region. As a result of large-scale enemy shelling, residential multi-storey buildings, premises of an educational institution, agricultural equipment and other facilities were damaged.

Russian forces also shelled a children’s playground in the local recreation park. Seventeen cluster munitions craters were identified.

https://www.facebook.com/pgo.gov.ua/posts/353487183480788

 

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

State Emergency Service officers (SES) completed work on 40 sites in Kharkiv, removed the bodies of 112 people from the rubble, and rescued 59 people.

SES efforts are also aimed at dismantling debris in the settlements of Kyiv, Sumy and Chernihiv regions. In particular, rescuers completed the dismantling of debris at 7 sites in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, unblocking the bodies of 41 victims. Work is underway to dismantle the destroyed high-rise buildings in Gostomel, where 11 foreign rescuers are helping Ukrainian rescuers.

https://www.facebook.com/mvs.gov.ua

 

Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Most of the patients affected by the full-scale Russian invasion were admitted to the hospitals with injuries of varying severity. Therefore, today Ukraine is expanding the possibilities of wound healing according to the method of VAC-therapy in different regions. VAC therapy is the gold standard in the treatment of wounds in the world. Ukrainian doctors who have returned from abroad are working on the development of VAC therapy in the Vinnytsia region to help save the lives and health of Ukrainians affected by the war.

  https://moz.gov.ua/novini

 

POLICY

 

President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada, representatives of the parliamentary corps and members of the government on legislative initiatives that are of paramount importance for the state’s activities in wartime.

Particular attention was paid to the draft laws that need urgent consideration at the next sitting of the Verkhovna Rada.

In particular, the parties discussed the need to approve the decree of the President of Ukraine on the prolongation of martial law, bills to regulate the legal regime in the temporarily occupied territory, the procedure for locating production facilities evacuated due to armed aggression of the Russian Federation, amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine on cooperation with the International Criminal Court.

Also consideration is required for the draft laws on the organization of the work of providers of electronic communications networks in martial law, features of privatization of state property in this period, improvement of sanctions and recovery of assets of individuals and legal entities for the state revenue, deregulation in the supply of agricultural products during martial law.

https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/prezident-obgovoriv-z-narodnimi-deputatami-najvazhlivishi-za-74413

 

Address of President V.Zelenskyy to Ukrainians

The 55th day of our defense against Russia’s full-scale aggression is coming to an end. At present, virtually the entire combat-ready part of the invaders’ army is concentrated on the territory of our state and in the border areas of Russia. They drove against Ukraine almost everyone and almost everything that can fight us.

Therefore, in this confrontation, in this defense, before the eyes of the whole world, we are really opposing the army, which was considered the second or third in power. And the way our Armed Forces are holding on, the way our entire nation is boldly defending itself shows that the Ukrainian army has long deserved to be higher than the Russian one in global rankings.

If we had access to all the weapons we need, which our partners have and which are comparable to the weapons used by the Russian Federation, we would have already ended this war. We would have already restored peace and liberated our territory from the occupiers. Because the superiority of the Ukrainian military in tactics and wisdom is quite obvious.

That is why I emphasize the simple truth in literally every contact with the leaders of the democratic world, in all negotiations, in all interviews – it is unfair that Ukraine is still forced to ask for what its partners have been storing somewhere for years. If they have the weapons that Ukraine needs here, needs now, if they have the ammunition that we need here and now, it is their moral duty first of all to help protect freedom. Help save the lives of thousands of Ukrainians.

If we had received what we are getting now in the first week of the war, the benefit for Ukraine and for freedom in Europe would be greater, I am sure. And if we get what some partners plan to hand over to Ukraine in the coming weeks right now, it will save the lives of thousands of people.

I hope that the partners will hear this thesis and understand that every day matters. Any delay in helping Ukraine gives the occupiers an opportunity to kill more Ukrainians.

The intensity of fire by Russian troops in the Kharkiv direction, in Donbas and in the Dnipropetrovsk region has increased significantly. They still consider ordinary housing infrastructure normal targets for them. In this war, the Russian army will forever inscribe itself in world history as perhaps the most barbaric and inhuman army in the world.

Purposefully killing civilians, destroying residential neighborhoods, civilian infrastructure, using all kinds of weapons for this, including those prohibited by international conventions, is the signature of the Russian army. And this is vileness, which will mark the Russian state as a source of absolute evil for generations.

And when a special tribunal is set up to convict all those guilty of war crimes, a Russian passport will mean only one thing in any country: unequivocal condemnation from all decent people, unequivocal unwillingness to cooperate.

The situation in Mariupol remains unchanged – as severe as possible. The Russian army is blocking any efforts to organize humanitarian corridors and save our people. The occupiers are trying to carry out deportation or even mobilization of the local residents who have fallen into their hands. The fate of at least tens of thousands of Mariupol residents who were previously relocated to Russian-controlled territory is unknown.

Unfortunately, we do not hear a response from Russia to the exchange offer, which could save the civilians and defenders of Mariupol. And this silence should be noted by all who have been or may be associated with Russia. When your fate is decided, Moscow will be silent. This is illustrative. And this is the best argument not to have contacts with the Russian Federation.

In the south of our country, the occupiers are trying to demonstrate at least something that can be presented in Russia as the alleged readiness of Ukrainians to cooperate with Russian structures. It looks pathetic. After 55 days of war, the occupiers didn’t manage to attract anyone to their side except for some outcasts.

The situation is quite clear – Ukrainians in all regions of our state support Ukrainian national unity. They support our national statehood.

And I am grateful to all the residents of the temporarily occupied cities, temporarily occupied communities – Kherson, Kakhovka, Melitopol and all our other communities – for this clear position. No cooperation with the occupiers. No support for the collaborators. The more principled we are, the more principled you will be, the sooner normal life will return.

I held a meeting with representatives of the Verkhovna Rada today. We discussed the plan of parliamentary work, agreed on important draft decisions for the state, which need to be adopted in the near future.

In particular, the deputies were offered to support the technical decision to extend the martial law. This is necessary for the legal support of the defense of our state and the stable operation of all structures.

We also discussed a bill on the procedure for deploying the capacities of the enterprises that were evacuated from the combat zone. A bill with amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, which are necessary for cooperation with the International Criminal Court. A bill on the legal regime in the temporarily occupied territories.

The conversation was substantive, and I hope that the deputies will work out these bills soon enough.

I spoke today with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte. Informed him about the current situation in the areas of hostilities and especially in Donbas. Expressed gratitude for the strong support for Ukraine. We coordinated the next steps needed to protect our state and freedom in Europe. Agreed to increase the supply of heavy weapons, including armored vehicles.

I also spoke with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. In particular, on the defensive, financial and humanitarian needs of Ukraine. We are accelerating procedures so that Ukraine can move forward in European integration as fast as possible. Now, during the war, this movement and its speed are also elements of protection of our state, preservation of freedom for our people.

More and more global companies are announcing the shutdown in Russia. Today, the German company Henkel has joined hundreds of other such large companies.

I want to emphasize that this is inevitable: any normal business will have to make such a decision and leave Russia. Now the Russian state is at a level where any association with it and any support for it means complicity in mass killings. Complicity in what will be called crimes against humanity and genocide.

Before delivering this address, I signed the traditional decree on awarding our defenders. 286 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were awarded state awards. 229 of them are servicemen of the 36th separate brigade of marines, which together with other units heroically defends Mariupol. Maximum gratitude from all the Ukrainian people to the 36th brigade, Azov, the 12th brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine, border guards, Right Sector volunteers, the 555th military hospital, police officers and territorial defense.

https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/yaksho-nashi-partneri-mayut-potribnu-ukrayini-zbroyu-yihnij-74417

 

Prime Minister of Ukraine

Our Armed Forces are defending themselves. They keep in all directions, including the hero Mariupol city. We believe in our victory, and we believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Ensuring our defenders remains a priority for the Government. We allocated billions of hryvnias for this every week.

While our soldiers bravely defend the eastern and southern borders, the country is returning to work. Ukrainians are returning home. More than a million of our citizens have returned to their homeland since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation. The government continues an effective program of gradual reconstruction of unoccupied cities. At today’s meeting, we will adopt three documents in this direction.

The documents adopted today are part of a comprehensive plan that envisages the reconstruction of everything destroyed, the modernization of state structures, and the maximum acceleration of Ukraine’s development.

Every week we make decisions for the social support of Ukrainians. We continue to finance all social expenditures: pensions, benefits, and subsidies despite all the difficulties. Pensions have already been funded for UAH 37 billion, or more than 75% of all April payments.

Today we will approve the procedure for allocating subsidies and the algorithm for their calculation and payment for those of our settlements that are currently under temporary occupation.

Almost 1.5 million people have officially registered as internally displaced persons. We started paying for them on April 8th. UAH 2,000 for each adult and UAH 3,000 for a child or a person with a disability. So far, 250,000 people have received their funds. We will gradually transfer money to all our IDPs.

Providing our army, rebuilding destroyed cities, and providing social benefits is impossible without a functioning economy. Compared to March, we are recording a somewhat positive recovery dynamic. The tax, credit, and regulatory changes we have launched are helping businesses stay afloat and rebuild. Over the past week, more than 2,500 applications have been submitted from various companies for loans at 0% under the 5-7-9 program.

0% of loans worth almost UAH 8.3 billion were attracted for sowing. The state has already helped about 3,000 agricultural enterprises to sow. As of April 18th, the projected planted areas of the mainspring crops in the controlled zone are 14.2 million hectares. This is 2.7 million hectares less than last year. In fact, this year, we will sow more than 80% of the previous year’s areas with spring crops.

And finally. A historic event took place yesterday. Ukraine submitted answers to the questionnaire for EU candidate status. We received it a week ago. And in record time, our team filled it. It was a collaborative and genuinely professional work of the Government, the Office of the President, People’s Deputies of Ukraine, and public experts. Thank you all very much for this work. We are one step closer to the EU. We hope that the European solution will be just as quick in response.

Today we are presenting a bill proposing to ensure the free circulation on the territory of Ukraine of goods that meet the requirements for the safety of EU non-nutrition products.

Our main goal is the European future, European standards in everything. After the war, we plan to build a new Ukrainian economy that will be part of a larger European one.

We have already joined the European power grid, discussing a single payment space and free-roaming. Ukraine will win and be a wealthy, free member of the European Union.

https://bit.ly/3K4pMgM

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine regarding the Russian Federation’s disregard of the Order of the International Court of Justice.

Five years ago, on April 19, 2017, the International Court of Justice delivered its Order in the case “Ukraine v. Russia” ordering Russia to “refrain from maintaining or imposing limitations on the ability of the Crimean Tatar community to conserve its representative institutions, including the Mejlis” and to “ensure the availability of education in the Ukrainian language”.

The 2016 ban on the Crimean Tatars’ highest representative and executive body became further evidence of Russia’s gross violation of international humanitarian and human rights law, racial discrimination, and part of a large-scale campaign of intimidation and persecution of those who oppose the temporary occupation of the peninsula.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemns Russia’s deliberate disregard for the International Court of Justice Order as well as its continued crack-down on the rights of ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

“Repressive campaigns against the Crimean Tatars, their ousting, deprivation of the right to own land, forced change of the demographic composition of Crimea by the Russian occupation administration are aimed at destroying the identity of the Crimean Tatar people,” – said First Deputy Minister Emine Dzhaparova.

We consider as illegal all decisions of the so-called “courts” to ban the entry to the territory of the Crimean Peninsula for a long time to the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, Head of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov, and deputy heads of this representative body – Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov.

We stress that the arrest of First Deputy Head of the Mejlis Nariman Dzhelal in September 2021 just days after his participation in the Crimea Platform Summit became another example of Russia’s continued and deliberate pressure on Mejlis representatives. Today, along with more than 120 other Ukrainians, he is a political prisoner of the Kremlin.

Russia’s impunity for its crimes has led to a deliberate increase in aggression, to a full-scale war against our state as well as to its atrocities in Ukraine with the aim to annihilate the Ukrainian people, eradicate culture, identity, and ultimately the Ukrainian state. Painful images of mutilated bodies and raped civilians, destroyed cities, towns, settlements of Kyiv region – Borodyanka, Bucha, Gostomel, Irpin – are evidences of Russia’s war crimes as well as of its agony to brutally destroy everyone and everything Ukrainian.

After February 24, 2022, Russia openly uses the occupied Crimea and the Black Sea as one of the bridgehead of its invasion of Ukraine, in order to move its manpower and weapons, launch aircrafts, cruise and ballistic missiles, as well as to hold Ukrainian prisoners of war. Conscription and mobilization of Crimean residents to the Russian Armed Forces is also underway.

We are grateful to our partners for all the support provided to our state in countering Russia’s armed aggression. We call on the international community to continue its pressure on Russia to end its war against Ukraine, to stop persecutions of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars in Crimea, as well as to implement the Order of ICJ.

https://bit.ly/3uTvFce

 

Every day more and more diplomatic missions resume their work in Kyiv. This is the best evidence that the world supports and believes in Ukraine.

Today, diplomats from 16 diplomatic missions keep up working in the Ukrainian capital again – EU, 🇫🇷 France, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇱🇹 Lithuania, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇹🇷Turkey, 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇻🇦Vatican, 🇲🇩 Moldova, 🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇮🇷 Iran, 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan, 🇹🇯 Tajikistan, 🇹🇲 Turkmenistan.

https://bit.ly/3rCS77m

 

Ministry of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine

On April 19, the Minister Oleksiy Chernyshov together with the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, the Minister of Poland Michał Dworczyk, the Mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovy and the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Maksym Kozytsky opened the first modular camp for internally displaced persons in Lviv.

 In total, three modular towns are planned to be installed in Lviv to accommodate more than a thousand internally displaced persons.  The infrastructure of one town is designed to accommodate 350 people and includes both residential modules and sanitary (toilet / shower), dining room and administrative modules.  The town is provided with lighting, heating and, importantly, the necessary furniture and equipment. This type of construction is the first installed in Ukraine, and fully meets the technical requirements, climate, is comfortable for temporary residence at any time of year.

 The next stage of cooperation with Polish partners involves the establishment of towns to accommodate 5,000 people a month.  The Minister also thanked the Polish partners who support our refugees in such a difficult time for Ukraine and join the deployment of IDPs in Ukraine and thanked the Mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovy for the prompt allocation of sites and providing them with communications.

https://bit.ly/3K1IPbb

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