What's Happening 12:06 28 Mar 2022

Timeline: day 33 of Ukraine's defense against Russian aggression

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Today, March 28, Russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for thirty-three days. We're reporting on all the current news. The article will be constantly updated.

Key points?


17,000 Russian servicemen have already been killed in Ukraine!

Хроніка подій: тридцять третій день оборони України від російської агресії

During the week, Allied forces repulsed 63 enemy attacks

Thanks to the skillful actions and skill of the servicemen of the Joint Forces, 5 enemy attacks have been successfully repulsed so far, according to the Joint Forces Operation.

In the past day alone, Ukrainian defenders destroyed two tanks, an infantry fighting vehicle, and an enemy car, and the Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down four Russian military planes, two drones, two cruise missiles, and a helicopter.

In one week, our troops destroyed 80 tanks, 72 armored units, 48 vehicles, 19 artillery systems, 7 unmanned aerial vehicles, 14 aircraft, a helicopter, and an enemy patrol boat. Also, the Joint forces destroyed the modern Russian electronic warfare system Leer-3 and captured five BMP-3 occupiers.

Yesterday, Russians launched new missile strikes on Lutsk, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr, Rivne, and didn't stop the carpet bombing of Mariupol. "Russians have no more language, humanism, civilization. Only rockets, bombs and attempts to wipe Ukraine off the face of the earth. Does Europe really like it?" Mykhailo Podoliak asks, reporting on the shelling.

Russian hostages include community leaders, activists, priests, volunteers, officials, and other Ukrainians who refuse to cooperate with the occupiers. As of March 26, there are 36 people on the list.

1119 civilians have fallen victim to the Russian occupiers since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Another 1,790 were wounded, the UN said. 3.8 million Ukrainians left the country, another 6.5 million became internally displaced. 13 million people are "stuck" in combat zones, they can not leave.


143 children died due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, another 216 were injured.

Putin underestimated Ukraine's response to the invasion. Russian troops will be depleted in the next 7-8 days; this forecast was given by the former commander of the US Army in Europe, General Ben Hodges. According to him, the Russians have problems, and they know about it, so they are asking for help from China and Syria. However, if they lose strength, they will still be able to fire missiles at cities.

Also, according to British intelligence, after the destruction of the Saratov ship, Russia is no longer sure about the possibility of operations off the coast of Ukraine. The morale of the occupiers is low, and Ukrainian troops are aggressively resisting the enemy.

Humanitarian corridors 

On March 27, both declared humanitarian corridors in Ukraine worked, and 1,100 people were evacuated. More than half a thousand of them are from Mariupol, who reached Zaporizhzhia by their personal transport.

Seven humanitarian corridors were planned for March 28, but intelligence reported possible provocations by the occupiers along the routes. Therefore, for reasons of security of citizens, today we do not open humanitarian corridors, Iryna Vereshchuk informed.

French President Macron has found himself on a humanitarian mission. He said he planned to hold talks with Putin on the evacuation of Mariupol residents. Earlier, he announced the intention of France with the participation of Greece and Turkey to remove civilians from the city.

22:00 – A convoy of 15 buses from Berdiansk arrived in Zaporizhzhia. Another 881 people were evacuated.

Peaceful atom

Ukraine demands that the UN Security Council take immediate measures to demilitarize the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone captured by the Russian occupiers and establish a special mission there.

Energoatom said that according to the Russians, the occupiers seized the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant using heavy weapons to "save the station from the Ukrainian Nazis, who were going to commit a terrorist attack." This delusion was said by them during the International Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material.

Ukraine's talks with Russia

"A new round of talks is ahead because we are looking for peace. Our priorities are known. Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity are beyond doubt. Effective security guarantees for our state are mandatory. Our goal is obvious: peace and the restoration of normal life in Ukraine as soon as possible," said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his address on the 32nd day of the war.

European Council President Charles Michel said it was necessary to continue dialogue with Russia on the situation in Ukraine. According to him, Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine, but a dialogue with Putin is necessary, "like it or not."

20:00 – The President of Turkey will hold talks with the delegations of Ukraine and Russia before their meeting in Istanbul. This was stated by the President of Turkey following a meeting of the Turkish Cabinet. He noted that telephone talks with Presidents Zelenskyy and Putin "continue in a positive light."

Who's coming to Ukraine? 

About financial aid, weapons, and volunteer fighters


Media support is also important. The stars of world cinema wore badges or ribbons at the Oscar ceremony in support of Ukraine. A moment of silence in honor of Ukraine was also held at the ceremony. A text was launched on the screen stating that millions of families in Ukraine now need food, blood, and medicine. It is a pity that the Oscars "forgot" to mention that Russia is guilty of war crimes.

The First Lady of Poland brought from the United States two military hospitals for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Thank you!

The United States will supply Ukraine with diesel fuel. This was announced by the adviser to the Minister of Energy Lana Zerkal on the air of Radio NV.

As part of the international strategic initiative Help East, a humanitarian cargo of medical supplies arrived in Ukraine from France. This time, the National Military Medical Clinical Center in Kyiv and the Military Medical Clinical Center of the Eastern Region received assistance. The cargo consists of disinfectants, medicines, medical supplies, dressings, and hygiene products.

American actor Sean Penn and his NGO CORE will help IDPs in Lviv. This was reported in the press service of the Lviv Regional State Administration. "Our organization wants to establish a partnership right here in Ukraine. We know how important it is to support the population in the struggle for freedom, so we will help everyone we can. Your experience is an example for the whole world," said Sean Penn.

After talking with the President of Azerbaijan, Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Azerbaijan was ready to provide Ukraine with fuel for sowing.

An auction for the sale of Banksy's CND Soldiers anti-war painting has ended in London. The auction brought in more than 100 thousand dollars; this money is intended for the Kyiv Children's Hospital Okhmatdyt.

And US President Joe Biden has submitted a proposal to the budget for 2023. It provides for the allocation of billions to Ukraine to counter Russian aggression, according to CNN.

News from partners

More than 100,000 people gathered in central Vienna on Sunday for a charity concert in support of Ukraine and its fight against Russian aggression.

австрія вена українці

Bayraktar with Ukrainian engine presented in Turkey. The National Unmanned Aerial Systems (MIUS) was named Kızılelma. The drone will be able to develop a speed of up to 800 km/h, and its payload will be 1500 kg. Back in November 2021, Baykar ordered jet engines for the MİUS project from the Ukrainian state enterprise Ivchenko-Progress.

Bayraktar with Ukrainian engine

A Palyanitsa store has opened in Dublin for Ukrainians who have been forced to leave for Ireland. They distribute free of charge things and basic necessities.

війна харків

Slovakia has awarded President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy with the Alexander Dubcek State Prize, said Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger.

The G7 countries have said they will not pay for rubles in Russian gas, stressing that it is "a unilateral and blatant breach of existing contracts." In response, Peskov threatened that Russia would cut off gas to Europe in such a case. This threat is not equal to closing the valve in the kitchen. If Russia dares to do so, it will simply have to burn the extracted gas in the air.

What's in Russia?

Хроніка подій: тридцять третій день оборони України від російської агресії

After the end of the war, Russia will pay contributions and reparations to Ukraine for decades. This was announced during the All-Ukrainian TV Marathon by Presidential Adviser Oleh Ustenko. "It is clear that the seized funds in Russia may not be enough for our full recovery. Plus, there will be additional lawsuits against Russia. Contributions and reparations will come into force here, which will be paid by Russia according to the international court, but this will happen over a long period," said Ustenko.

Bringing the enterprises of the Russian defense-industrial complex involved in the production of missiles to round-the-clock operation indicates a significant reduction in the arsenal of missile weapons. Moreover, the prospects for self-manufacturing of high-tech electronic equipment, which is an important component of the technological process of manufacturing missiles, are far from bright. Glory to the sanctions!

In Moscow, a girl who threw a bottle of the incendiary mixture at a police officer during a rally against the war with Ukraine on February 24 was sentenced to two years in prison.

Russian lies 

Another fake from Russia: the occupiers are shooting stage videos where the Ukrainian military allegedly mocks Russian prisoners. This was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi: Servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other legitimate military formations strictly adhere to the norms of international humanitarian law," Zaluzhnyi stressed.


"Russian humanitarian cargo" means stealing Ukrainian products and a Ukrainian car and drawing a Russian z-swastika. Lies and theft in everything!

Anonymous, which is waging a "cyberwar" against Russia, said it had hacked the All-Russian State Television and Radio Company (VGTRK); they later promised to publish 870 GB of data on how selected Mordor lies were created.

Russia's censorship agency has threatened journalists who interviewed the Ukrainian president.

Sanctions on the aggressor!

The Czech Republic froze the property of Russian oligarchs for hundreds of millions of korunas. The Czech Financial Analytical Unit (FAU), which is responsible for enforcing sanctions, said some companies were trying to circumvent the sanctions, so the office froze accounts and opened a criminal case.

Foreign companies that continue to operate in Russia will pay 50% more taxes in Ukraine. Such an initiative was developed in the government and parliament.

South Korea has banned the export of 57 types of non-strategic goods to Russia and Belarus. It is a ban on the export of semiconductors and parts to computer equipment.

Nokia and Lexmark have suspended supplies to Russia. "Companies have not only suspended the supply of their goods to the aggressor country but also donate to international organizations that support humanitarian work in Ukraine," said First Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation Oleksandr Borniakov.

Germany is against the deployment of NATO peacekeeping forces in Ukraine and the creation of a no-fly zone, said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. According to him, the main tool in the fight against Russia is now sanctions. Sanctions are, of course, good, but because of Germany's unwillingness to take risks, living people continue to die in Ukraine.

However, Germany itself does not rely on sanctions but plans to purchase a missile defense system, such as the Israeli Iron Dome. "We need to understand that we have a neighbor who is willing to use violence to defend his interests," Scholz said. Some kind of double German morality.

Google has stopped licensing Russian Android smartphones.

There will be no money either. The UAE investment fund Mubadala Investment Company will suspend investments in Russia, said the chairman of the fund.

Life considering hostilities


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Kyiv and region

Хроніка подій: тридцять третій день оборони України від російської агресії

In Kyiv, as a result of the remains of a downed missile, a fire broke out on the territory of a private estate. Were it not for the work of the air defense, many Kyiv residents could have been affected by the shelling.

Near Kyiv, the enemy is trying to break through the defenses of the Armed Forces in the southwest and east of the capital to cut key transport arteries.

22:30 – The shelling in Makariv does not stop. There are wounded and two dead.

According to the village head Vadym Tokar, the Russians cover the streets of the village with Grad missiles and mines all day.

Donetsk and Luhansk regions

війна маріуполь

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called for a solution to the situation in Mariupol and compared the situation in the city to the destruction of Aleppo, Syria. According to the Minister, if the West does nothing to help the civilians of besieged Mariupol, it will be a collective fault.

"During the last night, houses in Severodonetsk and Rubizhne were shelled. A child died and another was injured in Borovske. Yesterday, the Armed Forces expelled the enemy from one of the districts of Rubizhne. In total, in the Luhansk region and Donbas, we repulsed 5 massive attacks by the Russian army in one day; tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and enemy vehicles were destroyed," said Haidai, head of the Luhansk region.

Luhansk Regional Military Administration: In the morning the Russians fired on Severodonetsk. There are victims; an 86-year-old woman died.

While there was a relative ceasefire, rescuers managed to mend another pumping station in Rubizhne and provide people with long-awaited water.

A civilian was killed and another was wounded in the morning shelling of Rubizhne. The number of victims is still being determined.

Irresistible fighters of the Azov Regiment today destroyed 1 tank, 1 armored personnel carrier, and 1 BMP of the enemy. Another tank of the Moscow occupiers was also shot. The struggle continues. Mariupol is worth it!

Kharkiv region

війна харків

Kharkiv residents defend a monument to Shevchenko in Kharkiv

Yesterday, the occupiers attacked the city of Oskil with airstrikes, said the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Sinehubov. The rocket hit directly in one of the apartment buildings. A family of 4 died. A 4-year-old child was injured.

In the Kharkiv region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine counterattacked in some areas. Mala Rohan is already completely under the control of Ukrainian troops, the elimination of the remnants of Russian troops in Vilkhivka continues. Fighting is taking place south of Izium, in Kamianka, Sukha Kamianka and Topolske.

Barbarians have already destroyed 1,410 objects in Kharkiv. 1177 of them are multi-story residential buildings. The mayor of the city, Ihor Terekhov, reported about it. 53 kindergartens, 69 schools, and 15 hospitals were also destroyed.

22:30 – The head of the Balaklia community went to cooperate with the occupiers, the fact of collaborationism was announced by the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Sinehubov.

Zaporizhzhia region

In the southeast, the enemy is trying to advance towards Huliaipil and Zaporizhzhia.

The terrorist country continues to kidnap Ukrainian journalists. Zaporizhzhia journalist Iryna Dubchenko was arrested in the town of Rozivka and taken to Donetsk for "investigative actions." Dubchenko is accused of supporting and hiding the Ukrainian military. According to Zaporizhzhia's colleagues, the abducted journalist was handed over to the occupiers by local collaborationists.

Odesa region

At night over the Odesa region, the air defense shot down a missile, the spokesperson of the Odesa Regional Military Administration Serhii Bratchuk reported.

Kherson region

Stanislav was fired upon at night. The night was disturbing. Ivan Samoilenko, the head of Stanislav United Territorial Community, wrote about this. He appealed to residents not to let children out and to move around the streets very quickly.

Hola Prystan is surrounded by many Russian servicemen in the city itself, said a deputy of the Hola Prystan City Council. He called on the residents of Hola Prystan to remain calm and not to provoke the military. He also said that they had already visited him.

Also in the morning, the occupiers went to the village of Liubymivka. "They are on almost all roads, including the one that leads to the main pumping station of the Kakhovka main canal, which is in the community's territory," said eyewitnesses.

12:00 – the Russian military entered the Nyzhni Sirohozy territorial community in the Kherson region. The occupiers occupied the premises of the village council and set up checkpoints.

The occupiers began to distribute 10,000 rubles in cash to pensioners in Henichesk. But literally, immediately people go to change unnecessary rubles for hryvnias, the deputy of the Kherson regional council, Serhii Khlan told.

Volyn region

9:00 – The fire at the oil depot in Lutsk, because of a missile strike carried out the night before, has not yet been eliminated, said the head of the Volyn region Yurii Pohuliaiko. Smoke clubs above the city. According to preliminary data, there are no victims, a tank with oil products exploded. A cruise missile that crashed in the Volyn region on the evening of March 27 was launched from Belarus. It was flying at a low altitude, so radars could not detect it.

Zhytomyr region

Zhytomyr Mayor Serhii Sukhomlyn said that the explosions that woke up Zhytomyr residents at night took place outside the city.

100 wagons with potash fertilizers from Belarus were found at the Korosten railway station. Wagons with fertilizers went from Belarus to Asian countries.

"In addition, the State Investigation Service workers blocked the transit of two wagons of steel products from Belarus to North Africa," said a State Investigation Service spokeswoman.

According to her, the State Investigation Service informed the Zhytomyr Regional Military Administration that the seized fertilizers and steel are being transferred to the administration.

Sumy region

In the Sloboda direction, Russian troops have abandoned offensive operations in the Sumy region, trying to regroup to withdraw units to other directions. This was reported in the General Staff of the Armed Forces.

Humanitarian aid continues to be brought to Trostianets in the Sumy region, which has been liberated from the occupiers. Severely injured people are being taken to the nearest hospitals. According to the head of the Sumy Regional State Administration, the central part of the city, the hospital, and the forestry districts were severely damaged. The area of the railway station and bus station is completely destroyed. A five-story apartment building in front of the station burned down and was completely destroyed.


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