Date—April 5, 2022

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1. Journalists analyzed images taken by Maxar Technologies since mid-March and concluded that the inhabitants of Bucha were killed more than three weeks ago when the city was still under the control of the Russian military. So, in the period from March 9 to 11, at least 11 dark objects the size of a human body appeared in the pictures of Yablonska Street and remained there for three weeks. Their location completely coincided with people’s bodies from the video made by the Ukrainian military on April 2. Journalists compared another video from Yablonskaya with satellite images showing the bodies of three people and found that they appeared on the street between March 20 and 21. (Source: NYT).


1. The European Union is preparing to impose additional sanctions on Russia following reports of atrocities by Russian troops in Bucha. The ambassadors of the European Union plan to discuss a package of new sanctions against Russia on April 6 due to the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine. (Source: FT).


1. Intelligence UK: The Ukrainian military has regained control of northern Ukraine’s key territories, forcing the Russian Federation to abandon its positions north of Kyiv and around Chernihiv. Minor clashes may continue in these territories, but their number will decrease significantly after the withdrawal of Russian troops this week. Many Russian units retreating from northern Ukraine require significant re-equipment and repairs before they are ready to be deployed to eastern Ukraine. (Source: Twitter).

2. General Staff (AFU): In the first 41 days of the war, the immediate goal of Russian troops is to capture Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Popasna and Rubizhne in the Luhansk region. The enemy is regrouping troops and concentrating its efforts on preparing an offensive operation in the east of our country. The goal is to establish complete control over the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The enemy is trying to improve the position of units in the Tavriya and Pivdennobuzhsky operational areas. The units withdrawn from Polissya and Sivershchyna are moving to new functional areas. The redeployment of troops of the Central Military District from the territory of Ukraine has been completed. After restoring combat readiness, the units mentioned above will be relocated to the Valuyki settlement area and included in the offensive groups of troops. ” A significant part of the aircraft and helicopters of the Russian Air Force was relocated from Belarusian airfields to Russia, and the enemy concentrated the primary Efforts to prepare for the resumption of the offensive, as well as an attempt to encircle the Joint Forces, the enemy is replenishing food, fuel and ammunition supplies, and the Russian occupiers continue to blockade Kharkiv, continuing artillery shelling and further destroying residential areas and infrastructure. Hundred. In the direction of Slovyansk, the enemy is trying to resume offensive operations. In the direction of the city of Barvinkove, had partial success, advanced 7 km, took control of the village of Brazhkivka (Kharkiv region). Also, he attacked the battalion tactical group of the 1st Panzer Regiment in the direction of the village of Sulyhivka but had no success. To improve the movement of troops in the direction and ensure the crossing of the river, Seversky Donets is working to restore the bridge in the city of Izyum. In the Donetsk and Luhansk areas, the occupiers are focusing their efforts on taking control of the Popasna and Rubizhne districts, establishing complete control over Mariupol, and preparing offensive operations near the Zolota Niva settlement. In the Borivske, Novoluhanske, Solodke, Marinka, and Zolota Niva districts, the enemy continued artillery shelling of positions of the Armed Forces and civilian infrastructure. Near Novotoshkivske, Nyzhne, Popasna, Kalynove, Stepne, Rubizhne, Troitske, Novobakhmutivka, Novoselivka, the second enemy stormed and had no success. Russian invaders inflicted massive artillery and airstrikes on the city of Mariupol. In the South Bug area, the occupying forces are conducting assault operations with the support of artillery to take control of the village of Oleksandrivka and have had partial success. In the area of ​​the settlements of Lyubine, Mirne, and Kopan of the Mykolaiv area, occupiers fired from artillery at positions of ZSU. The Russian troops fired at Nikolaev with the cluster munitions forbidden by the Geneva convention. Civilian quarters and medical facilities came under enemy fire, including a children’s hospital. There are dead and wounded, including children. The occupying forces continue to suffer losses. They have big problems with the staffing of combat units and support units. The enemy’s personnel was demoralized, which led to an increase in the number of cases of desertion and the refusal of service members of the armed forces of the Russian Federation to take part in the war on the territory of Ukraine. (Source: Facebook).

3. MD RF: Last night, sea-based precision weapons in the Ochakiv region destroyed the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces Training Center, which was also used to house foreign mercenaries. Air-launched high-precision missiles destroyed four fuel storage facilities for supplying Ukrainian troops near Kremenets, Cherkasy, ​​Zaporizhzhia, and Novomoskovsk. During the night, Russian aviation and missile forces hit 134 military facilities in Ukraine, including eight command posts and communications centers, 1 S-300 radar, 1 Tochka-U launcher, six ammunition depots, and two fuel depots as 85 strongholds and areas of concentration of Ukrainian military equipment. Since the beginning of the operation, 125 Ukrainian aircraft, 91 helicopters, 398 drones, 226 anti-aircraft missile systems, 1969 tanks, and other combat armored vehicles, 214 MLRS installations, and 852 guns have been destroyed. (Source: Telegram).

Economy, Social life, and Culture

1. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is considering introducing so-called unconditional income for the population, which found itself in a difficult situation due to the war in Ukraine. The adviser to the president of Ukraine, Oleg Ustenko, reported about it on air during a TV marathon. (Source: Ukrinform).

2. Georgia has rejected GUR allegations that the Russians are setting up channels to smuggle sanctioned goods through Georgian territory. The political leadership has instructed Georgian intelligence officials not to obstruct the activities of smugglers: “To circumvent the sanctions, Russian agents are setting up smuggling channels, including in Georgia. About another track of the supply of military goods to Russia – East Asia. Through it, the occupying country supplies spare parts for equipment, electronics, and optical devices, “- said Ukrainian intelligence. The Georgian Ministry of Finance called such an accusation absurd and baseless. (Source: UP).

1. Berbock: The German government has declared many Russian embassy officials undesirable. The expulsion of Russian diplomats was evidence of massacres of civilians in the Ukrainian city of Bucha and other suburbs of Kyiv, where the Russian military had previously been stationed. “Photos from Bucha testify to the incredible cruelty of the Russian leadership and its propagandists and the desire for the destruction that knows no bounds. We fear similar pictures from many other places in Ukraine occupied by Russian troops. We must confront this inhumanity with the strength of our freedom and humanity,” the German Foreign Ministry said. The German Foreign Ministry declared 40 employees of the Russian Embassy persona non grata. They must leave Berlin within the next five days. (Source: Meduza).

2. Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said at a press conference that the killing of dozens of civilians in Bucha is “another prepared provocation aimed at discrediting and dehumanizing the Russian military and exerting political pressure on Russia.” Behind the “provocation” are the Kyiv authorities and “their Western sponsors,” Nebenzya said. The Russian permanent representative also said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who visited Bucha on April 4, made it clear that what happened justifies any uncivilized response. “He essentially confirmed that the Kyiv regime views genocide as a method of waging war,” Nebenzya said. The Russian Permanent Representative to the UN also reiterated the Russian side’s arguments that the videos and photos of the bodies of those killed on the streets of Bucha appeared a few days after the Russian troops left the area. According to Russia, there are no dead bodies on the recordings that appeared immediately after the departure of the Russian military. (Source: Meduza).

3. Belarusian border guards died after being blown up by a mine left by the Russian military, claims the telegram channel Belarus Brain, citing sources. The car of border guards patrolling the border zone was blown up near the abandoned village of Dovlyady in the Gomel region. According to sources, the mine was left by Russian forces leaving the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The exact number of dead is not specified. (Source: Telegram).

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