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Timeline: day 30 of Ukraine's defense against Russian aggression

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Today, March 25, Russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for thirty days. We're reporting all the current news. The article will be constantly updated.

What is today?

Key points.


Bucha, Irpin, Okhtyrka, Mykolaiv became hero cities. The relevant decree was signed by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The cities paid a very high price for their lives.

During the previous day, our soldiers repulsed 9 enemy attacks, destroyed 12 tanks, about 20 units of armored and automotive equipment, and 9 artillery systems. The enemy lost more than 200 servicemen. 2 airplanes and 2 enemy UAVs were shot down by air defense units;

The Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces hit 6 enemy air targets: 1 plane, 1 UAV, and 4 cruise missiles.

Total enemy losses as of March 25:


The Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law on Improving the Principles of Organizing and Conducting the Resistance Movement. For servicemen who have reached the age of 60 but have expressed a desire to defend their homeland, the age limit for military service is set at 65 years.

More and more Ukrainians want to switch exclusively to the Ukrainian language. This is evidenced by the new poll of the Rating group. The group said that the number of Russian speakers also decreased from 40% in 2012 to 18% now.

Another Russian general is on the Ukrainian soldiers' account. Yesterday, the commander of the Russian 49th Army, Lieutenant General Yakov Rezantsev, left for Belarus as a load of 200. It happened at the airport in Chornobaivka.

The first NFT museum of war was launched in Ukraine. All works are presented in digital form. The exhibits reflect the military events experienced by Ukrainians since the beginning of the Russian invasion. The first part of the collection contains works by Ukrainian artists. Then the museum will be complemented by works by artists from around the world. You can view and purchase the exhibits by following the link. The money raised will be used for humanitarian needs.

Humanitarian corridors

евакуація війна

On March 25, humanitarian evacuation corridors will operate in the following areas:

  • Mariupol – Zaporizhzhia – evacuation by personal transport
  • Berdiansk – Zaporizhzhia – evacuation by bus
  • Melitopol – Zaporizhzhia

Today, March 25, there is no evacuation in the Kyiv region! There are no officially agreed-on humanitarian corridors in the region.

In the morning, the occupiers let the humanitarian convoy to Melitopol. On the way back, it will be able to evacuate about 350 people.

Police General Viacheslav Abroskin offered himself to the Russian occupiers as a hostage in exchange for the opportunity to evacuate the besieged children from Mariupol. "Today there are many children left in the completely destroyed city, who, if not rescued now, will die in the coming days, time is running out. I appeal to the Russian occupiers: give the opportunity to take the children out of Mariupol, I ask you to let me in Mariupol to collect the children and organize their removal. I need three days in the city. At the last checkpoint during the return trip with the children I surrender," the general wrote.

Atomic objects

The Russian occupiers, who had previously seized the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, dug themselves into the Exclusion Zone. And they decided to do it in the Red Forest, which is adjacent to the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, and took the largest share of radioactive dust emissions during the 1986 reactor explosion. This was announced on Facebook by the head of the Public Council at the State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management Oleksandr Syrota. He noted that the Red Forest was the most strategic object of the Chornobyl zone. "Dig in deeper, sit longer," Syrota advised the occupiers.

Who's coming to Ukraine? 

About financial aid, weapons, and volunteer fighters

The EU has pledged to help Ukraine recover from the war. To this end, the European Council has launched the Trust Fund for Solidarity with Ukraine.

News from abroad

мурал війна

A mural in support of Ukraine appeared in the heart of Paris near the Center Pompidou. The author of the mural is artist Mykyta Kravtsov. The mural is called "Vive la résistance ukrainienne!" that is "Long live the Ukrainian resistance!"

During the night, the Azerbaijani army took advantage of Russian troops being sent to Ukraine and went on the offensive in Karabakh. Local media report that Azerbaijani troops have already captured the villages of Farukh and Hramort. There is no official confirmation yet.

UPD: Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of the offensive in Karabakh and is asking for help from "Russian peacekeepers."

France has deployed three nuclear missile submarines simultaneously at sea for the first time in three decades in response to Russia's nuclear threats.

And in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, a mass march in support of Ukraine took place. According to the organizers of the rally, the city responded to the words of the Russian ambassador to Bulgaria that the Bulgarian people don't support Ukraine. Also during the event, the citizens of Bulgaria asked their government to take a tougher position in support of Ukraine against Russian aggression. Thank you!

Former Allied Commander Europe Wesley Clark:

Putin could launch a nuclear strike on Poland. Wesley Clark noted that Russian troops were simulating a situation where Russia loses because NATO supports its adversary. In this case, they must use tactical nuclear weapons. Realizing this, NATO has consistently stated that it doesn't want a nuclear war and is retreating.

14:00 – The President of Poland responded to Russia's "nuclear" threats: "There is a saying in Poland: don't scare, don't scare… (because you'll shit your pants – ed.), nie strasz, nie strasz, bo się zesrasz. We are a nation that wants to live in peace. But we need to prepare if someone wants to attack us. If someone wants to attack us, whether from the north, or from the east, or from any other side, he must take into account that we will stand firm in defense of our homeland."

Also today, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia announced their 10-point plan to save Ukraine.

The Lord is shooting: An Amur tiger nicknamed Putin has died at a Minnesota zoo. The administration claims that the 12-year-old animal had a heart attack. This happened during a planned medical procedure.

By the end of the year, Germany expects to reduce gas dependence on Russia by up to 30%, and to halve oil imports, the German Ministry of Economy said.

Erdogan has stated that he will not hand over the Russian S-400 air defense system to Ukraine, as requested by the Americans. "The S-400 issue is closed for Turkey. It is the property of the country," Erdogan said. Turkey will also not join anti-Russian sanctions because it "cannot allow its citizens to freeze without Russian gas," Erdogan said. Something we have not heard about severe frosts in Turkey, most likely at the expense of the Russians, the Turks hope to pull out the tourism industry.

Germany, Austria, and Hungary: The Polish prime minister has named countries opposed to the EU's embargo on Russian oil and gas. Romania also opposed sanctions against Russia in the energy sector.

We are not spiteful, but we write everything down.

What's in Russia?


We are in favor. This is really the best solution. Die faster.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky was the first to listen to this wish. In the morning, Senator Aleksandr Pronyushkin announced that Russian clown politician Zhirinovsky had died. But almost immediately this information was refuted by the speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Volodin. He wrote that another CT scan was performed on this underdog. We continue to observe the metamorphoses of Zhirinovsky Schrödinger.

Meanwhile, the occupiers have started having problems with financing the army, Ukrainian intelligence reports. The spies note that the situation is similar to paying mercenaries of the Russian "Private Military Company" for participation in the war.

13:00 – The Russian occupier transfers new forces to Belarus, which is used as a platform for offensive operations on Ukraine and ships in the Sea of ​​Azov. The Ukrainian Armed Forces hold the defense in all directions of aggression. This is stated in the daily report of the General Staff.

україна прапор патріотизм

16:00 – "Brave" Russian resistance has moved to a new format of action. The Small Picket anti-war project was launched in St. Petersburg. Its participants place tiny plasticine figures on the streets with plasticine "posters" without inscriptions. Photos of the works are published on Instagram with the hashtag nowar.

What about Belarusians?


A Belarusian girl has been raising money for her dream drone for more than a year and then donated it to the Ukrainian military. 12-year-old Varya, a Belarusian living in the Czech Republic, donated a drone to the military. She collected money for it for more than a year. Volunteers told about the girl's deed on social media. The girl is not going to stop and dreams of buying another drone for Ukrainian soldiers.

Sanctions on the aggressor!


Russian fascists will not be able to hide on any continent of the planet. Australia is imposing sanctions on 22 other Russian propagandists, as well as Aleksandr Lukashenko and members of his family.

The Japanese government has frozen the assets of 25 Russians, including children of Peskov, billionaires, relatives of Russian oligarchs, etc. The sanctions also apply to 81 Russian companies.

Canada has also announced new sanctions against Russia. The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has announced new sanctions against 160 members of the Russian Federation Council, as well as a future ban on the export of certain products and technologies to Russia that affects the powers of the army.

Switzerland froze Russian assets by $6.17 billion

Microsoft has made a devastating blow to the Russian mail service Mail.ru, disabling it from its services.

Finland will cut off rail services to Russia on Monday. It was one of the last transport routes from Russia to the European Union.

Life considering hostilities

30 день війни

Today, creative classes for children will be held at three Kyiv metro stations. Children will enjoy modeling, drawing, applications, board games, and much more. On March 25, classes will be held at three stations of the Kyiv subway:

  • 11:00 Nyvki
  • 13:00 – Shuliavska
  • 15:00 – Polytekhnichnyi Instytut

Pension guarantees for persons who are members of voluntary formations of territorial communities have been increased.

Due to the lack of tapes for cash registers in some regions of Ukraine, sellers were allowed to send customers payment documents by phone or e-mail. This was reported by the State Food and Consumer Service of Ukraine.

Children who study during the war abroad and not at their place of permanent residence in Ukraine will receive a certificate of completion of the school year. The Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Serhii Shkarlet, explained this in his telegram channel. "All grades will be credited wherever the child is currently studying: at any other school that provides full-time, blended or distance learning or external studies. It can be an institution of general secondary education, including private educational institutions," Serhii Shkarlet explained.

Kyiv and region

In the village of Kalynivka, Fastiv district, Kyiv region, a shell of the Russian occupiers hit an oil depot. The fire started. As of 6.00 on March 25, the burning of oil residues was observed. There is no threat of the fire spreading outside the oil depot

In general, the Ukrainian military is defending itself in the Kyiv region and is launching a counteroffensive, said Vadym Denysenko, an adviser to the Interior Minister.

As of March 25, the SBU had eliminated more than 20 enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups and detained 350 members. In particular, an armed sabotage group pretending to be a Territorial Defense unit was destroyed in Kyiv.

14:00 – in Slavutych people were forbidden to go out and move around the city due to the work of snipers; the city is currently surrounded by the Russian military.

17:00 – The city of Slavutych is currently de facto blocked by the Russian military.

Donetsk and Luhansk regions

During the night, the occupiers shelled the town of Rubizhne in the Luhansk region. In the morning it is known about two victims.

In the morning, the city of Zolote was shelled from Grad missiles systems. The Russian army opened fire on the housing sector. The number of victims and destruction is being clarified.

A Russian plane bombing the Mariupol Drama Theater killed about 300 people, the Mariupol City Council reports.

The Russian occupiers continue to forcibly deport Ukrainians from the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas to Russia, as Nazi Germany once did, Ombudswoman Liudmyla Denisova said.

And in Mariupol, in the premises of the METRO shopping center, the occupiers opened the headquarters of the Edinaya Rossiya party.

13:00 – "Azov" destroyed 5 trucks and 2 BMD occupiers in Mariupol.

Dnipropetrovsk region

At night, according to the East Southern Command, 2 missile strikes were fired on the military unit on the outskirts of Dnipro. The consequences are being clarified.

Kherson region

In Kherson, the occupiers abducted the head of the European Solidarity faction in the Korabelnyi District Council, the famous athlete Dmytro Afanasiev. Before that, Dmytro and his friends were severely beaten. Nothing is known about his whereabouts.

12:00 – Novovorontsovka liberated! Ukrainian troops are gradually liberating the Kherson region. Fighting continues near Blahodatne (Petrovske – former name), Stanislav, and now another good news, the liberated Novovorontsovka! This is a settlement in the Beryslav district. Former district center.


And in Novotroitske in the Kherson region, people again went to a peaceful rally.

14:30 – Another village head disappeared; this time, the village of Nyzhni Sirohozy in the Kherson region. There is no information about his whereabouts. Today the village is occupied by Russian troops.

Odesa region

This morning, a Russian ship fired on Sanzhiika, near Odesa. And in three hours the same ship announced "security guarantees" for the passage of foreign ships.

Zaporizhzhia region

The Armed Forces of Ukraine reported updated information on the Russian ship that was destroyed in the port of Berdiansk on March 24. It turned out that it was Saratov. Large landing ships Tsezar Kunikov and Novocherkassk were damaged. Other losses of the enemy are being clarified.

15:00 – the Russian military, stationed in Melitopol, revolted and refused to obey the orders of the leadership and take part in hostilities against the defenders of Zaporizhzhia.

Chernihiv region

The pedestrian bridge in Chernihiv is closed for passage and transportation. It is being shelled by the Russian occupiers, the head of the Chernihiv Regional Military Administration Chaus reported on the situation in the region on the morning of March 25.

The Russian occupiers kidnapped two people in the Snovsk community. These are Oleksandr Medvedev, the head of Snovsk United Territorial Community, and Hryhorii Bozhko, a businessman and former deputy of the regional council. The information was confirmed by the head of the Koriukivka district military administration Ivan Vashchenko. According to him, the occupiers came to them on the morning of March 25. It is known in advance that they are being transported in the direction of Hrodna. For what and for what purpose it is not known yet.

In total, since the beginning of the war, the Russian occupiers have captured 14 mayors of Ukraine. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk during a telethon.

Kharkiv region

During the night, the occupiers fired on Kharkiv 54 times. In particular, they hit the airport terminal twice. As a result of the shelling, 6 people were killed and more than 17 were injured.

In the morning in Kharkiv, Russians fired on the city polyclinic, where the humanitarian aid center is located. Four people were killed and injured, Kharkiv Region police said.

In the Kharkiv region, the occupiers dropped a bomb on the city of Derhachi from a drone. As a result of the bombing, one civilian was killed and at least one was injured.

In Izium, deputies Anatolii Fomichevskyi and Yurii Kozlov, together with Interior Ministry ex-member Vladislav Sokolov and former mayor Oleksandr Bozhkov, traded with Russian occupiers. The mayor Valerii Marchenko reports about it. Collaborationists provide enemies with information about the location of the Armed Forces, inform about local activists, businessmen, terrorists, and members of their families. "The actions of Fomichevskyi, Kozlov, Sokolov, and Bozhkov are treason, they will be held accountable for their actions under the laws of war," Marchenko said.

15:00 – Defenders of Kharkiv forced the Russian occupiers to go to the defense and constantly counterattack the enemy.

16:30 – In Kharkiv, the occupiers fired again at the Barabashovo market. As a result of the shelling, about two dozen retail outlets were set on fire.


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