News and information from Ukraine

Shipments from Ukraine, provided by Forbes Ukraine editorial team.

As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are essential. Forbes Ukraine journalists will continue to gather information and provide updates on the situation. We will share them here as we go. Live coverage of The Forbes Ukraine website can be found here.

Monday April 11. Day 47. By Daryna Antoniuk

In Mariupol, Donetsk region, Russian forces used an unknown poisonous poisonous substance against servicemen and civilians, delivered via a drone, reports the press service of the Azov Special Forces Regiment.

The possibility of future Russian attacks on kyiv will depend on the results of the battles in the Donbass. Russia has almost completed its preparations for a new attack in eastern Ukraine, according to Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianyk.

Western officials have said they expect Russia to “double or maybe even triple” its forces in Donbass, according to The Guardian.

Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Russian republic of Chechnya, said Russian forces would not only attack Mariupol but also kyiv and other Ukrainian cities.

In an interview with CBS News, Ukrainian President Zelensky said it was too early to tell if the country had won the battle for kyiv. “It’s not the final victory,” he added.

About 300,000 square kilometers of Ukrainian territory must be cleared of mines and other explosives, according to the National Emergency Service of Ukraine. It is half of Ukrainian territory. So far, about 11,000 munitions have been neutralized in the liberated Kyiv Oblast.

Russian troops have destroyed at least 166 Ukrainian cultural property sites since February 24, according to Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko. Russian troops also destroyed more than 900 educational institutions and nearly 300 hospitals in Ukraine.

The EU Delegation to Ukraine has resumed its work in Kyiv. Its leader, Matti Maasikas, raised the EU flag in front of the delegation building in Kyiv.

Regional

Mariupol. Ukraine continues to defend Mariupol, a strategic southern port city.

The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army, Valery Zaluzhny, said in a statement on Monday that he could not publicly discuss this “defensive operation”, but assured that the Ukrainian troops “are doing everything they can to carry on and save as many lives as possible.”

Tens of thousands of people were likely killed in the Russian assault on Mariupol, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. in a video address to the South Korean parliament on April 11.

Kharkiv. Izyum, a town in Kharkiv Oblast, has become a logistics center for Russian troops. More than 15,000 civilians remain there.

There is no electricity, water or heating, and no mobile phone service in the town. Hospitals are not working and there are no medicines, according to the city’s mayor, Valeriy Marchenko.

Russian troops have already damaged more than 1,600 high-rise buildings in Kharkiv and are continuing their attacks there.

Zaporizhia. Russian troops caused $620 million in damage to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

World

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte visited Borodyanka, a town near kyiv destroyed by Russian troops. “No words could describe what I saw and felt here,” she wrote on Twitter.

Simonyte also assured that Lithuania would continue to provide military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine “as long as necessary”. The Lithuanian ambassador was the first to return to kyiv.

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