By Liza Tumanova for “Free Idel-Ural”.
Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 183 children have died and more than 342 have been injured. The data is not final, since establishment of the victims is still underway in places of active hostilities and in the territories temporarily occupied by Russia.
The Russians used an unknown poisonous substance against Ukrainian military and civilians in Mariupol. They sprayed it using a drone. The victims have respiratory failure, vestibulo-atactic syndrome.
According to US intelligence, Russia had been planning to torture and kill Ukrainian civilians long before the start of a full-scale war.
The Russian military took hostage Ukrainian writer and volunteer Volodymyr Vakulenko and his son Vitaliy. Vakulenko’s house is located in the village of Kapitolevka, Izyumsky district. Now the village is captured by the enemy.
Some of Ukraine’s allies in the West are ready to help with transitioning from old Soviet weapons to modern ones in the midst of a war with Russia, given the prospect that the war could drag on for months or even years.
Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the loss of Russian personnel has amounted to about 19,500 people.
Russia has prepared a massive disinformation campaign to disrupt the supply of weapons from Western countries to Ukraine.
A detachment of gendarmes from France arrived in Ukraine to investigate war crimes of Russian troops in settlements near Kiev.
Ukrainian intelligence released the personal data of Russian executioners who brutally killed civilians in the settlements of the Kiev region.
Mayor of Izyum (Kharkiv region) Valery Marchenko said on the air of Radio NV that the situation in the city on the 47th day of the war with Russia is very difficult: there are more than 15 thousand people in the city. There is no light, no water, no heat, no communication.
The Russian military is using Ukrainian children as spies to find out the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“Putin’s decision to appoint General Alexander Dvornikov as commander of Russian forces in Ukraine will not fix the Kremlin’s “strategic failure” – White House press secretary Jen Psaki told CNN.
The Russians had shelled every city in the Luhansk region. No objects of infrastructure survived the shellings.
Russian troops delivered about 66 strikes from artillery, mortars, and MLRS in one day. Saltovka, Pyatikhatki, Kholodnaya Gora, Pesochin, Zolochev, Balakleya, Dergachi suffered. Rescuers extinguished fires in houses, warehouses and other civilian infrastructure. Civilians were injured – 11 dead (among them – a 7-year-old child), 14 wounded.
Russian missiles fired late in the evening on April 10 in Nikolaev hit the hangars of a Qatari enterprise in the Nikolaev region.
The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine has already documented 166 destroyed or damaged cultural monuments.
On the territory of the Mariupol Sea Commercial Port, the Russian military captured and took away in an unknown direction the crew members of the SMARTA vessel under the flag of Liberia and the wife of the captain of the vessel, who was on board at that time.
On April 11, during the demolition of the ruins of two multi-storey residential buildings in Borodyanka, the bodies of 7 people were found.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said in an interview with Russian television that Russia has no plans to suspend hostilities in Ukraine for the sake of negotiations.
In Kharkiv, as a result of the actions of the Russian Federation, more than 1,600 multi-storey residential buildings have already been destroyed or damaged.
The Russians fired on Lisichansk with heavy weapons. There is one person killed.
Germany will allocate €1 million to support the International Criminal Court investigating the war crimes of the Russian army in Ukraine. Latvia allocates €100,000 for the work of the office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, who is investigating the crimes of the Russian Federation.
The mayor of Kharkiv informed about the further increase in the intensity of shelling. On April 11, the Russian Federation bombed residential areas, Gorky Park, and urban infrastructure facilities. One child was killed, people were wounded.
During the fighting in the east, Ukrainian defenders destroyed 92 Russian servicemen, one tank, three armored personnel carriers/infantry fighting vehicles, three artillery systems, 24 vehicles, one helicopter and three drones.
Finland and Sweden will apply for NATO membership this summer.
The Russian military fired at one of the railway stations in the east at night – the head of the board of Ukrainian Railways said. According to him, five locomotives, tracks and a contact network were damaged.
В Харькове в разных районах города находят мины замедленного действия. Российские военные разбросали их во дворах жилых домов и прямо на улицах.
“Fermentation” in Russia
Roskomnadzor blocked the ForkLog cryptocurrency publication.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to allow the import of goods into Russia without the permission of the copyright holder only for brands that have stopped working in the country. According to Knight Frank, 160 international brands have announced the suspension of work. Approximately 21% of them is clothing, another 10% is consumer goods.
Fitness clubs in Russia, which have not yet recovered from the effects of the pandemic, are facing new challenges: corporate clients are leaving, Russians are saving money, equipment shortages are possible in the future.
A 15-year-old Russian car-racer raised his hand in a Nazi salute on the podium of the European Karting Championship. His mother said that this was a way to “send love” to the team.
Russia has arrested Surkov – a former adviser to Putin. Vladislav Surkov is under house arrest. Investigative measures have been carried out in the case of embezzlement in Donbass since 2014.
The pseudo-activist Marina Ovsyannikova became a correspondent for the newspaper and TV channel Welt.
Roskomnadzor demanded that Google exclude threats against Russians from its services due to violations of an “extremist nature” in the work of Google Translate.
11,855 new cases of coronavirus infection in Russia.
In St. Petersburg, the artist Sasha Skochilenko was suspected of “fake news” about the Russian army. She was replacing price tags in stores with information about those who died in Mariupol.
Volodin proposed to deprive the citizenship of Russians who “behave treacherously” and criticize the war in Ukraine.
In Moscow, a court arrested a citizen of Colombia in the case of “fake news” about the Russian army.
The Russian Ecological Society asked the Ministry of Justice to check Greenpeace and WWF for compliance with the status of a foreign agent. Representatives of the organization say they are facing “hostile actions” in state environmental policy.
Efko (Russian manufacturer of mayonnaise) showed tests of a prototype of its own cargo drone.
Insense (a blogging platform with Russian founders) will stop working with users from Russia and Belarus.
The Huawei app store has removed VTB Online, Promsvyazbank and Otkritie services. These banks are under US sanctions.
The Swedish manufacturer of equipment for mobile networks Ericsson has decided to suspend its business in Russia for an indefinite period.
The German OBI is trying to get rid of the Russian business, among the options is the sale or transfer to trust management.
What’s left of the economy
Russia has defaulted on its external debt. This was confirmed by the Biden administration and CNN, citing Standard & Poor’s.
The dollar and euro exchange rates rose by six rubles on the Moscow Exchange after the abolition of the commission for the purchase of foreign currency.
Israeli business will not cooperate with Russia in circumvention of the sanctions imposed by the West.
Tariffs for taxis and delivery of “Yandex Go” will change due to rising prices for maintenance and upkeep of cars.
According to the monitoring of sectoral financial flows of the Central Bank, incoming cash flows in the production of crude oil and natural gas nominally fell by 47.8% in March, and by 29.6% in February.
Over the past month, many foreign pharmaceutical companies have suspended investments in Russia. In particular, such a decision was made by Novartis AG, MSD, Eli Lilly, Pfizer and Bayer. Russia is faced with a shortage of imported medicines. It is very difficult to find analogues of foreign medicines, and prices are growing very quickly.
The French Societe Generale will sell Rosbank and leave Russia.
A VTB broker found it difficult to transfer the IIA of the clients with foreign assets.
Wildberries founder Tatyana Bakalchuk warned of rising prices due to labeling of imported goods.
The founders of Fridge No More were about to sell the service, but at the last moment the deal fell through due to a “toxic” connection with Russia, said the company’s investor Maxim Spiridonov.
The EU has imposed sanctions on the supply of oil and LNG processing equipment.
VTB lost control over VTB Bank (Europe).
The top management of Severstal will not recommend the board of directors to pay dividends for two quarters due to the “high uncertainty that all companies face.”
The European Union has blacklisted 21 Russian airlines for air security – now they are forbidden to fly over the territory of the European Union and use the airports of the EU countries.
Karl Negammer, chancellor of Austria, commented on the meeting with Putin, indicating that it was not friendly, but “tough, open and direct.” “I have just arrived from Ukraine and have seen with my own eyes the immeasurable suffering caused by the Russian aggressive war,” Negammer told Putin about the war crimes in Bucha and that those responsible should be held accountable for their deeds.
On April 11, Finland suspended postal communication with the Russian Federation and Belarus.
The EU Delegation to Ukraine has resumed work in Kyiv.
Croatia announced the expulsion of 24 employees of the Russian embassy due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and “brutal aggression”.
Employees of the Customs Administration of the State Revenue Service of Latvia banned 152 trucks with Russian and Belarusian license plates from entering the country.
The European Union is now working on a new package of sanctions against Russia.
Canada announced the imposition of sanctions against 33 Russian defense companies involved in supporting the Russian military in the war in Ukraine.
The US Department of Commerce has imposed sanctions against three Russian airlines: Aeroflot, Azur Air and UTair.
On Saturday in London people went out to protest against the war in Ukraine and the atrocities committed by the Russian army.
Israel will allow employment for Ukrainians forced to leave Ukraine because of the war. These categories of citizens will be able to receive basic social insurance in Israel.
France is expelling six Russian diplomats whose activities are contrary to the national interests of the state.
Meta has extended the permission to call for violence against the Russian military until the end of April.
A thousand candles were lit in Vienna in memory of the people who died due to Russian aggression in Ukraine. A support action was also held in Stockholm.
Ukrainians in Ravensburg at the Lichter Fest festival with the call “Stand With Ukraine” carried the bird of peace – a dove through the streets of the city.
Billie Eilish joined the Stand Up For Ukraine campaign and dedicated her song Your Power to Ukrainians. At one of the concerts, the singer supported the Ukrainians and called on people from all over the world to spread information about what is happening in Ukraine now: “I cannot do much, but I support the Ukrainians. This song was for them, I dedicate it to the people of Ukraine.”
The legendary American group Red Hot Chili Peppers called for support for Ukrainian refugees affected by the Russian invasion.
U-2 also showed support for Ukraine: “The brave people of Ukraine are fighting for their freedom – and ours – in the face of untold violence and an unjust invasion. More than 4 million people, mostly women and children, were forced to flee, a population almost the size of Ireland. World leaders must stand up and support the Ukrainians now… fighting and fleeing… and stand everywhere with the refugees who have been forced to leave their homes and their lands.”
At the charity match between Ukrainian Shakhtar and the Greek club Olympiacos, 176 toys were placed on one of the sectors. Thus, the players wanted to honor the memory of the children who died because of the aggression of Russia.
Ukrainian cyber troops hacked the website of the Donetsk railways in the “DPR” and indicated one direction for all trains.