What’s Going On 11:45 29 Mar 2022

Timeline: day 34 of Ukraine's defense against Russian aggression

Today, March 29, Russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for thirty-four days. We're reporting about all current news. The article will be constantly updated.

What about today?

Key points.

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

During the current day, the Joint Forces successfully repulsed 7 enemy attacks. During the day, Ukrainian defenders destroyed:

  • 12 tanks,
  • 10 BMP,
  • 3 units of automotive equipment,

Defenders of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the last 24 hours hit 17 air targets: 8 planes (!!!), 3 helicopters, 4 UAVs of various types, and 2 cruise missiles. Air Force aircraft fired missile and bomb strikes at places of accumulation of enemy equipment and manpower. The losses of the occupiers are being clarified. But in total, since the very beginning of the Russian attack, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have calmed down 17,200 occupiers forever.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has published new data on the losses of Russians in the war against Ukraine:

  • personnel – 17,200 people
  • tanks – 597
  • armored combat vehicles – 1710
  • artillery systems – 303
  • MLRS – 96
  • air defense means – 54
  • aircraft – 127
  • helicopters – 129
  • automotive technology – 1178
  • ships / boats – 7
  • fuel tanks – 73,
  • UAV operational and tactical level – 71
  • Special equipment – 21
  • OTRK / TRK launchers – 4

"The situation should be perceived in a balanced and wise way, without excessive euphoria from success, but also without overthinking. We still need time, we need weapons, we must fight and we must be patient," said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

About 40,000 Ukrainians found themselves abroad against their will, from the temporarily occupied and blocked cities of Ukraine, the Russian military is taking them abroad en masse to Russia.

And EU countries have already accepted about 3.8 million Ukrainian refugees. Half of them are children.

Humanitarian corridors 

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

A car that was lucky enough to leave Mariupol.

Humanitarian corridors March 29:

  • Mariupol – Zaporizhzhia

Departure from the city by personal vehicles. Evacuation by bus will be carried out from Berdiansk. Behind Melitopolske Shosse Street 87b, there's free refueling for Mariupol residents. The city also has humanitarian headquarters for operational assistance.

  • Melitopol – Zaporizhzhia

Meeting place in Melitopol, near branch 10 of the SES, st. Alekseeva, 12.

  • Enerhodar – Zaporizhzhia

At 10:00, a convoy of personal vehicles left, accompanied by the SES. The meeting place is opposite the City Council, st. Kurchatova 14.

Oleksii Kuleba, the Head of the Kyiv Regional State Administration, emphasizes that there is no evacuation in the Kyiv region today. There are no officially agreed-on humanitarian corridors in the region. We ask all residents of the region to treat this responsibly and wait for the opening of official green corridors.

Ukraine's talks with Russia

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba on plans for today's talks between the Ukrainian and Russian delegations in Istanbul:

  • The minimum program is the solution to humanitarian issues, the maximum program is the ceasefire and a stable agreement is reached.
  • At the moment, the parties have not agreed on any point.
  • The Ukrainian side will not relinquish its sovereignty, territories, and people.
  • If Russia speaks the language of ultimatums and propaganda stamps again, the talks will end in nothing.

Russia's demands to recognize the annexation of Crimea and the independence of Donbas are unrealistic, said a spokesman for Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin. "These are red lines for Ukrainians in Crimea and Donbas, and rightly so, because they are directly related to Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty. We did not recognize the annexation of Crimea like the rest of the world, even China did not recognize the annexation of Crimea. They (Russians) need to come up with some other ideas," Kalin told CNN on the sidelines of the Doha Forum.

"Ukraine should not be sold in peace talks with Russia, and Putin should not benefit from the invasion." This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom Liz Truss. "We must ensure that any future negotiations with Russia do not end in the sale of Ukraine or the repetition of past mistakes," said Truss.

The UN is initiating an agreement between Ukraine and Russia on a "humanitarian truce." UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes the ceasefire will ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid and the security of civilians.

10:15 – Ukraine's talks with Russia began in Istanbul. Ukraine insists on international security guarantees.

Nuclear objects


Chornobyl helps to destroy the occupiers. On February 24, Russian soldiers who seized the Chornobyl nuclear power plant drove armored vehicles through the highly toxic zone of the Red Forest and raised clouds of radioactive dust, the NPP staff told Reuters. Russian soldiers did not use any anti-radiation equipment. According to the NPP workers, this is a "suicide" for the soldiers, because the radioactive dust they inhaled probably caused internal radiation in their bodies.

Who's coming to Ukraine? 

About financial aid, weapons, and volunteer fighters

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

Another field hospital has been set up in the Lviv region. The hospital was transferred to Ukraine by a decision of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is designed to treat and rehabilitate wounded military and temporarily displaced persons who have left their homes due to a full-scale Russian invasion.

All the weapons that came to Ukraine from Russian Mordor to kill its inhabitants will sooner or later turn against the aggressor himself. Ukroboronprom reports that Ukrainian companies are currently successfully repairing heavy military equipment seized from the Russian occupiers. In particular, these are the Smerch and Uragan multiple rocket launchers, as well as the Osa anti-aircraft missile system.

Assistance to refugees and those who receive them

Silver medalist of the London 2012 Olympic Games Tony Martin has put up for auction his Olympic medal. The 36-year-old German cyclist will donate all the money to help the victims of the war in Ukraine.

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

News from partners

The European Commission has called on its member states to stop using the "golden passports" and "golden residence permits" schemes. Such schemes allow Belarusian and Russian investors to obtain EU citizenship or a residence permit. The Commission also calls for the deprivation of sanctioned persons of "golden" citizenship or residence permits, if they already have them.


In Poland, people are picketing Auchan, Leroy Merlin, and other stores that have refused to close in the Russian Federation. Thank you, brothers!

Estonia is drafting a bill banning the Z symbol. In general, the ban will apply to symbols that justify military aggression and call for war. They also include the St. George ribbon, the Soviet star, and the swastika.

"Russia's possible use of chemical weapons in Ukraine will lead to a significant response from the United States," Biden said. Joe, maybe at least once do something preventively?

And this is what the Ukrainian embassy in Washington looks like now. The whole world supports Ukraine!

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

What's in Russia?

Russia continues to group troops and accumulate obsolete equipment. Now in the Kursk region, near the Ukrainian border, there is more equipment than on February 24. This was stated by a spokesman for the international intelligence community InformNapalm Mykhailo Makaruk. At the same time, the expert noted that it is difficult to say anything about the condition and combat capability of Russian equipment.

Russian lies 

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

Europe is fighting against Russian propaganda; many countries have completely cut off Russian channels or blocked some of them (marked in green and yellow, respectively). But there are those who have not yet responded (highlighted in red).

Sanctions on the aggressor!

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced the closure of its offices in Moscow and Minsk due to a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia will now have to manage its own "banks of destruction and degradation."

Japan has banned the export of premium cars, precious stones, and jewelry to Russia since April 5.

Canadian oil company Calfrac Well Services has suspended investments in Russia, cut off supplies of equipment and spare parts, and left the country. "This is an important signal that shows that it is impossible to delay the oil embargo. It must be introduced already," said the head of the Office of the President, Andrii Yermak.

SKF, the world's largest bearing manufacturer, has shut down its plant in Russia. The bearings were supplied to KAMAZ and GAZ plants, and are also key elements for the production of Russian cars, including those transporting enemy equipment to the Ukrainian border. Experts say that in Russia, the inventory of collars remained for 1-2 months.

And the British government is asking all state organizations to terminate all agreements with Russia and Belarus.

Life considering hostilities

"Укрзалізниця" відновили відкритий продаж квитків на понад 40 основних рейсів країною. Тепер придбати їх можна заздалегідь — за 10 днів до відправлення. Водночас перевізник залишає щонайменше по одному безкоштовному евакуаційному рейсу на добу з кожного регіону, де проходить активна евакуація населення.

Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railway) resumed open ticket sales for more than 40 major trains across the country. Now you can buy them in advance, 10 days before departure. At the same time, the carrier leaves at least one free evacuation train per day from each region where the active evacuation of the population takes place.

On March 30, Ukrenergo will start exporting electricity to Poland. The start of exports to the EU will allow Ukraine to obtain additional resources for the restoration and development of Ukraine's energy infrastructure during the war. Exports to the EU will bring Ukraine several billion dollars a year.

A powerful cyber-attack by the occupiers took place on Ukrtelecom's IT infrastructure today. Currently, the threat has been neutralized, services are being resumed, the State Special Communications Service said.

Kyiv and region

It is dangerous for Ukrainians to return to their homes now. You can return only after approval by the authorities, the SES, and the National Police. In the last few weeks alone, several hundred unexploded ordnance and mines have been removed in Kyiv. The police remind us: to be as careful as possible with suspicious objects. And as soon as you see an explosive device similar to a device, missile, or mine that did not explode, immediately call services 101 and 102.

Donetsk and Luhansk regions

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

During the 27 days of the Russian siege in Mariupol, more than 5,000 people died, including about 210 children. Such data was provided by the mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boichenko. But even these figures are very approximate, it is currently impossible to count the exact number of victims in the siege and burning of Mariupol.

According to British intelligence, Wagner militants have deployed in eastern Ukraine. More than 1,000 mercenaries, including senior executives, will be involved in the fighting.

"In the Luhansk region, civilians are dying again at the hands of the occupiers, there are wounded, dozens of lives have been saved and many apartments have been destroyed," said Serhii Haidai, head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration. About 20 houses were destroyed by shelling. Each destroyed house is 30, 50, 100 families without a roof. Last night the enemy took another life by shelling Nyzhne. Rescuers rescued 20 living Severodonetsk residents from the rubble of several houses.

Dnipropetrovsk region 

Russians fired on the outskirts of Nikopol. There were no casualties, said the Head of the Nikopol District Military Yevhen Yevtushenko.

The Ukrainian military pushed the occupiers 40-60 kilometers away from Kryvyi Rih. "Several villages on the border with the Kherson region have been liberated. The distance of 40 km from Kryvyi Rih is very important because it makes it much more difficult for the enemy to shell the city. Previously, the distance was 10 km," said Vadym Denysenko.

Mykolaiv region

In the morning of March 29 in the Mykolaiv region, one more apartment house came under fire from Russians. The Head of the Mykolaiv Regional State Administration, Vitalii Kim reported about it. The head of the region did not name the number of victims. Rescue operations are underway.

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

Besides, in Mykolaiv, the central section of the nine-storeyed administrative building is destroyed. The attack took place at about 8:45 a.m. when civil servants had just left for work. 9 people were rescued and are currently being treated by doctors. Kim warned that enemy aircraft flew from Crimea to Mykolaiv. The number is unknown. They will work at very low altitudes.

Kherson region

On March 28, in the Kherson region, the Russian military detained Holoprystan Mayor Oleksandr Babich, the Holopristan City Council reported. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

Oleksii Konovalov, a deputy of the Henichesk City Council from the Servant of the People party, has finally been released. Konovalov was detained yesterday morning while documents were being checked, the first deputy head of the Kherson regional council Yuriy Sobolevskyi reminds.

All of Ukraine is already rejoicing at the traditional defeats of Russian equipment in Chornobaivka. But it is very difficult for its residents to withstand almost daily fire. Most villages of the Chornobaivka community in the Kherson region lack electricity, telephone, and Internet connection. It is currently impossible to repair utilities, as the settlements are occupied by Russian troops, the Chornobaivka Village Council reports.

10:30 – There are no Russian troops in Hola Prystan. Entrance and exit are free, information from the deputy of the Holoprystan City Council says.

Sumy region

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

There is a shortage of food, and a hospital doesn't work in Trostianets in the Sumy region, which was liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces from occupation by the Russian military.

Kharkiv region

The Head of the Balakliia territorial community, Ivan Stolbovyi, cooperated with the occupiers. "Ivan Stolbovyi is now going to work with those who kill our people and destroy our cities. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has increased criminal liability for treason, the head of the Balaklia community is facing 15 years in prison," said the Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Oleh Sinehubov.

Zhytomyr region

In the Zhytomyr region, Russian troops shelled areas near several military units, injuring three servicemen.

Zaporizhzhia region

Хроніка подій: тридцять четвертий день оборони України від російської агресії

The defense of Zaporizhzhia showed what was left of the occupiers' equipment in the liberated Malynivka, Zaporizhzhia region. "The APC-82 of the occupying forces will not go anywhere else. It will remain in Malinovka together with the crew," the Defense Ministry said. Such transport will definitely not be suitable for the Ukrainian military, and they will gladly accept it for scrap!

Western Ukraine

Last night, a Russian missile hit an oil storage facility in the Rivne region. The SES is working at the site of the fire at the oil depot all night and in the morning. Fire trains with water were involved in the extinguishing. The chemical and radiation background is normal.


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