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Ukraine. The most important events of the last hours

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802 days ago, Russia's invasion of Ukraine began. On the night from Saturday to Easter Sunday, Russian forces attacked several regions of Ukraine. A series of explosions were heard in Kharkov. Shahed drones also flew towards the city of Dnipro. We summarize what has happened in recent hours in and around Ukraine.

> On these days, Ukrainians celebrate Orthodox Easter. The Ukrainian Air Force reported the threat of using Shahed combat aircraft in the Kharkiv region on the night from Saturday to Sunday. They also warned that a group of drones was heading towards the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. A number of explosions were heard in Kharkov – the media reported, citing entries from social media users. The mayor of Kharkov, Ihor Terekhov, reported later that the drones landed on private property. As a result of the impact, three houses caught fire. One person was injured.

Fighting the effects of Russian shelling in Kharkov DSNS/Facebook

> The Ukrainian TV website Suspilne reported that explosions were also heard in the city of Dnieper. However, he did not provide any details. Earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) called for compliance with security measures in connection with possible Russian attacks or provocations.

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> Ukrainian forces shot down 23 (out of 24) Shahed drones that attacked Ukraine on the night from Saturday to Sunday, said Air Force Commander Mykola Oleschuk. The drones were launched from the Kursk Oblast in Russia, as well as from Cape Chauda in the annexed Crimea.

> President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his Sunday speech that Ukrainian forces shot down a Russian Su-25 fighter in the Donetsk region. The plane was shot down by soldiers of the 110th Independent Mechanized Brigade.

Russian Su-25 fighter. Illustrative photo mil.ru

> On Sunday, Russian propaganda agencies reported that Volodymyr Zelensky was added to the wanted persons database of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. They announced that “a criminal case has been initiated against him.” The Ukrainian Ministry of Diplomacy talks about the “desperation of the Russian state machine and propaganda.”

> Russia has suspended sugar exports until the end of August. “This is aimed at increasing stability in the domestic food market,” the Russian government said.

> In Sunday's report of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, it was reported that 1,260 Russian servicemen had been “eliminated” over the last 24 hours.

> The average daily number of Russian casualties in Ukraine is 899 soldiers – estimates the British Ministry of Defense. The number includes dead and wounded. According to Defense Ministry forecasts, the number of Russian casualties is likely to increase again in the next two months. The reason is the resumption of offensive operations in eastern Ukraine after slowing down over the past two months since the capture of Avdiivka.

> The Russian offensive is only a matter of weeks away. Therefore, this is the last call for mobilization, also for the allies, urges President Volodymyr Zelensky.

> 32 representatives of the Ukrainian media are currently in Russian captivity, said Rostyslav Karandiev, acting minister of culture and information policy.

> GPS signal interference, which has been increasing for a long time, results from Russia's actions, said Elina Valtonen, the head of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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PAP, Suspilne, Ukraińska Pravda, tvn24.pl

Main photo source: DSNS/Facebook

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