432 civilians died, and 609 people were injured in the Chernihiv region since the beginning of the full-scale war.
“The biggest number of people has died exactly because of airstrikes against civilian-populated areas and constant shelling. Russians also regularly shelled cars and peaceful civilians”, the Chernihiv regional prosecutor’s office reports.
The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova said that citizens report sexual violence perpetrated by the Russian occupiers. About 400 reports have already been filed to date, and they keep coming.
In the Dnipropetrovsk region, a shell hit an energy infrastructure company, informs Valentyn Reznichenko, the Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration.
«Night was restless. Invaders shelled the Zelenodolsk municipality. They bombarded it. They hit the energy infrastructure enterprise with artillery.” he wrote.
According to Reznichenko, apart from Zelenodolsk, the villages of Maryanske and Velyka Kostromka of the Krivyi Rih district were shelled as well.
One employee of the enterprise is injured. He is now in hospital.
Russian aggression killed 217 children and wounded more than 393, reports the Office of the Prosecutor General on the Telegram messenger channel.
In Sievierodonetsk, a cleric of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate was spying on Ukrainian troops and reported their deployment to the Russians, the Head of the Luhansk Regional military administration.
In Kherson, the Russian military used tear gas and threw stun grenades against people who had come to a peaceful rally against the pseudo-referendum and the Russian occupation. There are wounded and detained.
Russians hit Avdeevka settlements with phosphorus shells twice, informed Telegram Pavlo Kyrylenko, the Head of Donetsk Regional military administration, on his Telegram channel.
“For the first time – last night in the area of the coke plant, and for the second time – this morning in the city center. The shelling caused several fires around the city. Following the second shelling, the Russians carried out an airstrike on Avdiivka, hitting a multi-story building. At least one person is known to have been wounded,” Kyrylenko writes.
The Russians continue to launch artillery and mortar strikes on the residential areas of Kharkiv and the region. Three people were killed, and 15 more were injured over the last 2 hours, informs the Head of the Regional military administration.
Video (Kharkiv North Saltivka residential area after two months of shelling):
The Security Service of Ukraine published an intercepted conversation between Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers discussing the forced removal of foreigners from temporarily seized Kherson to the annexed Crimea to make a propaganda story.
The occupiers are forcing the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant staff to hang a portrait of Putin there and participate in the Victory Day celebrations on May 9, said Petro Kotin, the Head of the Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom.
“The invaders are fussing over the “sacred” event with their Saint George Ribbons… [ they force] to staff hang a portrait of Putin at the station. Probably so that everyone can spit on it, I think,” Kotin said.
Invaders troops shelled the hospital in Sievierodonetsk in the Luhansk region today; one woman died, said Serhii Haidai, the Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration.
“In fact, the orcs wanted to finish off the injured and kill those who help the locals to survive, namely the doctors,” Haidai noted.
More than 600 injured soldiers, civilians, and lots of children, the elderly, and people with disabilities are still at the Azovstal plant in the besieged Mariupol, said Serhii Volynskyi, the defender of Mariupol and a.i. Commander of the 36th Admiral Mykhailo Bilinski Independent Marine Brigade
On the Russian-controlled territory of the destroyed Mariupol, the invaders want to hold a propaganda “press conference” for Kremlin media on April 28 to show how “the Ukrainian army allegedly shelled the city,” according to the Defense Ministry’s intelligence.
The Russians also want to involve some loyal Western journalists. The event’s agenda includes “alternative facts” on the defense of Mariupol. Trained “witnesses” will tell that Ukrainian defenders allegedly shelled the city and killed local civilians.