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Ukraine war latest: Ukrainians should prepare for possible power outages, energy minister says

Ukraine war latest: Ukrainians should prepare for possible power outages, energy minister says

Key developments on April 12: * Energy minister says Ukraine's energy system stable, urges citizens to prepare for 'any scenarios' * Bloomberg: Ukrainian army collapse 'cannot be ruled out,' US official says * Netherlands allocates additional $1.5 billion in aid for Ukraine * Ukraine additionally allocates close to $100 million for fortifications

Ukraine war latest: Russia launches large-scale attack, destroys critical energy infrastructure

Ukraine war latest: Russia launches large-scale attack, destroys critical energy infrastructure

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key updates on April 11: * Russia launches large-scale attack across Ukraine, hitting energy infrastructure * Parliament passes mobilization bill in second reading * Mayor: Russia's war causes at least $2.9 billion in damages to Mykolaiv * Russian attack on Mykolaiv kills 4, injures 5 * Ground Forces: Heads of southern, eastern military commands

Ukraine war latest: Parliament starts considering updated mobilization bill

Ukraine war latest: Parliament starts considering updated mobilization bill

Key developments on April 10: * Parliament starts considering updated mobilization bill in 2nd reading * Germany delivers artillery shells, drones, armored vehicles to Ukraine * Russian attacks against Kharkiv, Odesa oblasts kill 7, including 2 children, injure 18 * Ukrainian military denies Russia gained foothold in Robotyne * UK government, BAE Systems sign agreements

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine reportedly hits aviation training center in Russia's Voronezh Oblast

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine reportedly hits aviation training center in Russia's Voronezh Oblast

Key developments on April 9: * Ukraine hits aviation training center in Russia's Voronezh Oblast, source says * Russian attacks against 3 Ukrainian regions kill 2, injure 10 * Germany to deliver 20 additional armored vehicles to Ukraine * IAEA: Drone attack reported on Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant's training center * Prosecutors investigating executions of

Ukraine war latest: Russian missile ship set on fire near Kaliningrad, Ukraine's intelligence claims

Ukraine war latest: Russian missile ship set on fire near Kaliningrad, Ukraine's intelligence claims

Key developments on April 8: * Russian missile ship set on fire near Kaliningrad, Ukraine's intelligence claims * IAEA confirms 3 direct strikes on main reactor containment structures of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant * The Economist: Russian attacks aim to make Kharkiv uninhabitable for civilians * Media: Russia destroys over 60,000 hectares of

Ukraine war latest: Russia reportedly loses 7 aircraft; Zelensky says Kharkiv 'protected' against potential offensive

Ukraine war latest: Russia reportedly loses 7 aircraft; Zelensky says Kharkiv 'protected' against potential offensive

Key developments on April 6-7: * Prosecutor General's Office: Russian soldiers kill 3 Ukrainian POWs * Trump reportedly wants Ukraine to cede Crimea, Donbas to Russia * Russia lost 7 aircraft in Ukraine's April 5 attack on air base, source says * Zelensky says Kharkiv is prepared for a potential Russian offensive * North Korea’

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine strikes airfields in Russia, destroying or damaging 19 warplanes, sources say

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine strikes airfields in Russia, destroying or damaging 19 warplanes, sources say

Key developments on April 5: * Ukraine strikes airfields in Russia, destroying or damaging 19 warplanes, sources say * Russian attacks on Zaporizhzhia kill 4, injure over 20 * Ukraine's military denies Russian troops reached Chasiv Yar's suburb * Lithuania to purchase 3,000 drones for Ukraine * Military: Russian use of prohibited chemical weapons

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine hits drone factory, oil refinery deep inside Russia

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine hits drone factory, oil refinery deep inside Russia

Key developments on April 2: * Ukraine hits drone factory, oil refinery in Russia's Tatarstan * Zelensky signs several laws on mobilization, making younger men eligible for draft * Putin appoints new Black Sea Fleet commander * Russia's missile attack against Dnipro injures 18, including 5 children * Government allocates additional $144 million for fortifications

Ukraine war latest: Russia destroys 'almost all' energy infrastructure in Kharkiv, mayor says

Ukraine war latest: Russia destroys 'almost all' energy infrastructure in Kharkiv, mayor says

Key developments on April 1: * Mayor: Russia destroys 'almost all' energy infrastructure in Kharkiv * Authorities: Russia uses 5 Zircon hypersonic missiles against Kyiv in 2024 * ISW: Russia may focus its potential offensive only in one operational direction * Poll: Most Ukrainians say they understand motivation of draft evaders. Russian attacks destroyed

Ukraine war latest: Ukrainian retreat looms without US support, ATACMS are ‘the answer,’ says Zelensky

Ukraine war latest: Ukrainian retreat looms without US support, ATACMS are ‘the answer,’ says Zelensky

Key developments on March 30-31: * Zelensky: Ukrainian retreat looms without US support, ATACMS are ‘the answer’ * 80% of DTEK's energy capacity damaged, destroyed after Russia's March attacks * Putin signs decree to conscript 150,000 Russians, Ukrainians under occupation for military service * Navy: Russia withdraws 'most valuable' ships from occupied Crimea

Ukraine war latest: Russian assault on Kharkiv can't be ruled out, chief commander says

Ukraine war latest: Russian assault on Kharkiv can't be ruled out, chief commander says

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on March 29: * Russian assault on Kharkiv can't be ruled out, chief commander says * Syrskyi: 500,000 mobilization figure 'significantly reduced' * Zelensky: Russia targets Kaniv, Dnister hydroelectric power plants overnight * Romania says it found possible drone fragments on its territory following Russian attack on Ukraine * Defense committee considers

Ukraine war latest: Russia attacks civilians in Kharkiv; Zelensky inspects fortifications

Ukraine war latest: Russia attacks civilians in Kharkiv; Zelensky inspects fortifications

Key developments on March 27: * Russian attack on Kharkiv residential area kills 1, injures at least 19, including children * At least 8 people injured in Russian attack on Mykolaiv * Zelensky visits northern Sumy Oblast, inspects fortifications * Parliamentary committee blocks bill that would allow demobilization after 36 months of service without

Ukraine war latest: At least 32 Ukrainian POWs executed in Russian captivity during winter, UN says

Ukraine war latest: At least 32 Ukrainian POWs executed in Russian captivity during winter, UN says

Key developments on March 26: * UN: At least 32 Ukrainian POWs executed in Russian captivity during winter * Russian landing ship Konstantin Olshansky hit with Neptune missile, says Ukraine * Ukraine dismisses Security Council secretary Danilov * Polish official says NATO considering shooting down Russian missiles that approach its borders * SBU says it

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine confirms striking 2 large Russian landing ships; Russia launches major attack on energy system

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine confirms striking 2 large Russian landing ships; Russia launches major attack on energy system

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on March 24: * Ukraine confirms striking 2 large Russian landing ships in occupied Crimea * Russia launches major attack across Ukraine targeting critical infrastructure * ISW: Russia makes limited advances along eastern front * Ministry: Situation at Zaporizhzhia's Dnipro Dam under control, no danger of breach Ukraine struck two Russian Ropucha-class

Ukraine war latest: Russia hits Ukraine's largest Hydroelectric Power Plant, kills civilians

Ukraine war latest: Russia hits Ukraine's largest Hydroelectric Power Plant, kills civilians

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on March 22: * Zaporizhzhia's Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant hit amid Russian attack on energy infrastructure * Air Force: Ukraine downs 92 of 151 Russian aerial targets overnight on March 22 * Commander: Russia gathers 100,000-strong force, possibly for summer offensive * Kremlin admits Russia 'de facto' at war, calls Ukraine

Ukraine war latest: Situation near Robotyne 'in flux' but not critical, military says

Ukraine war latest: Situation near Robotyne 'in flux' but not critical, military says

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on March 20: * Military: Situation near Robotyne 'in flux' but not critical * Drone strikes reportedly hit Russia's Engels airbase, other locations in Belgorod, Saratov oblasts * Prosecutor's Office: Russian officer who shot civilians in Hostomel identified * Lithuania allocates $38 million to buy shells for Ukraine via Czech initiative * Russian

Ukraine war latest: Germany announces $540 million aid package for Kyiv; reports of fighting ongoing in Belgorod Oblast

Ukraine war latest: Germany announces $540 million aid package for Kyiv; reports of fighting ongoing in Belgorod Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on March 19: * Germany announces aid package for Ukraine worth $540 million * Anti-Kremlin militia claims fighting ongoing in Belgorod Oblast * Gunvor: Russia has lost 600,000 barrels of daily oil-refining capacity due to drone attacks * Shmyhal: Ukraine hopes to get enough shells by April * Borrell proposes using 90%

Ukraine war latest: Ukrainian units begin rotation after fighting 'for a long time,' Syrskyi says

Ukraine war latest: Ukrainian units begin rotation after fighting 'for a long time,' Syrskyi says

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on March 14: * Syrskyi: Ukraine begins rotation of troops who have been fighting 'for a long time' * Russian reconnaissance troops forced to retreat after failed attempt to cross Dnipro, Ukraine says * Russia claims fighting in Kursk, Belgorod oblasts amid ongoing anti-Kremlin militia raid * Military: Russian troops intensify attacks

Ukraine war latest: US reportedly prepared for potential Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine in 2022

Ukraine war latest: US reportedly prepared for potential Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine in 2022

Key developments on March 9-10: * CNN: US prepared 'rigorously' for potential Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine in 2022 * UK, Italy oppose deploying Western troops to Ukraine * UK Defense Ministry: Ukraine increasing fortifications along the front line * Zelensky denounces Pope Francis' proposal to negotiate peace with Russia * Air Force: Ukraine downs

Ukraine war latest: Zelensky rules out Erdogan's idea of peace summit with Russia during Turkey visit

Ukraine war latest: Zelensky rules out Erdogan's idea of peace summit with Russia during Turkey visit

Key developments on March 8: * Zelensky arrives in Turkey, meets Erdogan * French defense minister says no plans to deploy combat troops in Ukraine * India identifies 'major human trafficking network' luring Indians to fight for Russia in Ukraine * Governor: Russian drone attacks car in Vovchansk in Kharkiv Oblast, kills 2 * Czech

Ukraine war latest: Allies collect funding to purchase 800,000 shells for Ukraine, Czech president says

Ukraine war latest: Allies collect funding to purchase 800,000 shells for Ukraine, Czech president says

Key developments on March 7: * Pavel: Allies collect required funding to purchase 800,000 shells for Ukraine * UK pledges $416 million to buy 10,000 drones for Ukraine * Governor announces mandatory evacuation from Kupiansk area * Media: Indian men coerced into fighting for Russia * Lithuanian intelligence: Russia can fight Ukraine 'at

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5:15 AM

Russia attacks 12 border communities in Sumy Oblast.

Russian forces attacked 12 communities along the Sumy Oblast border on April 12, causing over 100 explosions. Bilopillia suffered the heaviest assault, with mortar attacks causing 20 explosions throughout the day.
6:32 PM

Russian strike on Sumy injures at least 3.

Russian attack on the regional center of Sumy injured at least three, causing severe damage to civilian infrastructure, local military administration reported on April 12.
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