The military, border guards, national guardsmen, sailors, GSTS employees, privates and sergeants went home; The rescue work in Slavyansk was completed. Athletistic highlights yesterday’s key events.
Ukraine over Easter held another major prisoner exchange
Another 130 defenders were released from Russian captivity. 92 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 20 terrorist fighters, 11 National Guardsmen, three border guards, two representatives of the Navy and two representatives of the State Special Transport Service returned home. At the same time, 48 of the 130 who returned from captivity were previously considered missing. Some of them have severe wounds and many contusions.
Rescue work was completed in Slavyansk after the shelling
Rescue work has been completed after a Russian attack on a five-story building in Slavyansk. 15 people were pulled out from under the rubble: 5 of them were saved, among them a 14-year-old girl, but 10 people, including a two-year-old boy, died.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine reported what was happening in Bakhmut
In the Bakhmut direction, more than 30 clashes took place during the day, during which the Ukrainian military destroyed 121 Russian soldiers, another 129 Russian invaders were wounded. At the same time, the Russians continued to dump former prisoners at the front.
The head of the Ministry of Defense estimated the losses of the Ukrainian army at the front
The losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the war against the aggressor country Russia are less than the number of victims of the devastating earthquake in February in Turkey. This is what Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov said. He assured that the main task for Ukraine is to save the lives of soldiers, and that Russia uses its military as cannon fodder.
Russian invaders attacked a church in Nikopol on Easter
The Russian army on Easter struck from heavy artillery the temple in Nikopol, Dnepropetrovsk region. Two people were injured. As a result of shelling the temple, a 38-year-old woman was hospitalized, a 57-year-old man was treated as an outpatient. In addition, 5 residential buildings, two cars, and several power lines were damaged in Nikopol.
The Russians take the children from the occupied Energodar
Russian occupiers began the forced evacuation of children from the temporarily occupied city of Energodar in the Zaporozhye region. It is known that the occupiers plan to take the children to the edge of the temporarily occupied Crimea to the bus stations, “thus allegedly legalizing the theft of the ZNPP transport, which is used by the station staff to get to work.”
Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated Ukrainians on Easter
The President mentioned that the main symbol of this year’s holiday is victory: the victory of good, the victory of truth, the victory of life. “With an unshakable faith in these irreversible victories, we celebrate Easter. On this day a year ago, we all prayed for Ukraine to endure. Now – for Ukraine to win,” he said . According to him, the blue-and-yellow national flag “will rise throughout our God-given land. In all the territories temporarily occupied by the devils. Our flag will fly on the shores of the Sea of Azov and the Seversky Donets, over the garbage heap and Ai-Petri.”
OCU held the first Easter service at the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
In the Assumption Cathedral of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the Easter service of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) was held for the first time. This was the first Easter service in this church in three hundred years, held in the Ukrainian language. The service is performed through acting. Abbot of Lavra from OCU, Archimandrite Abraham. During the Easter service, he spoke about Russia’s war against Ukraine.
The European Commission criticized the decision of Poland and Hungary to limit the import of Ukrainian grain
The European Commission considers the unilateral trade decisions of Poland and Hungary, which banned the import of Ukrainian grain and other agricultural products, unacceptable. According to the EC representative, it is now very important to coordinate and harmonize all decisions within the EU.
The State Emergency Service informed about the flood situation
There is a seasonal increase in the water level in the Dnieper, Desna, Seim, Pripyat, Horyn and Western Bug rivers in the territories of Volyn, Dnepropetrovsk, Zhytomyr, Kiev, Rivne, Poltava, Cherkasy and Chernihiv regions. As of Sunday morning, 916 households and 225 houses remain flooded in Ukraine. Their number has increased in the past day.
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