Residents are rescued from the frontline of Avdiivka, who remain in their homes under constant shelling. But many refuse to evacuate and hide from the police for the 413th day of the war. Pictures

Every day since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Meduza editors have selected key snapshots taken the day before the war. These images contain scenes of cruelty, violence and death, but most of them are not placed under a special plate, with which editors usually hide these images. In this series of documents, we try to document the war as it is.

  • Ukraine postponed the spring counter-offensive, complaints The Washington Post. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal declaredthat the counter-offensive could begin this summer.
  • Federation Council approved the law on electronic subpoenas to the army and bans on “escapees”. Before the law enters into force, it only remains for Vladimir Putin to sign it.
  • Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in 2023 are unlikely, writing The Washington Post, citing a secret document that appeared on social media in a recent leak from the Pentagon.
  • A video was posted on social networks, in which, according to the SBU, the Russian army brutally kill Ukrainian prisoner of war PMC veteran Wagner, who fled to Norway, recognized on the video of the ex-colleagues.
  • To Alla Pugacheva, who left Russia with her family after a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, writing denunciation to the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, allegedly due to funding of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Battles for Bakhmut

Until the start of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, the PMC Wagner continued to advance in Bakhmut. Estimated chapters annexed DPR Denis Pushilin and the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Russian troops control more than 75% of the city – almost all of its territory except for the western outskirts.

What already noted Meduza in the last evening report of April 12, northwest of the PMC, advances towards Khromovo, through which passes the main “road of life”, connecting the garrison in the west of Bakhmut with the “mainland” – the major part of Ukraine, controlled by the Kiev authorities. In the morning report of April 13, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine recountthat the Ukrainian army repelled the attacks in northern Khromovo, in Bakhmut itself and in other parts of this direction in one day.

Evacuation of Avdiivka

Avdiivka is a frontline town located south of Bakhmut and about 20 kilometers from Donetsk. Last March, local authorities announcement on the start of the evacuation. Avdiivka has been constantly shelled since the start of a full-scale war there, according to words the head of the city’s military-civilian administration Vitaliy Barabash, there were no buildings left.

Although Avdiivka is regularly the target of airstrikes, the town stay about 1.8 thousand (before the large-scale invasion of Russia, about 32.5 thousand lived there). The Ukrainian authorities constantly confront with the others refusing to evacuate. Oleksandra Gavrilko, chairman of the Donetsk region police informed about rescuing a family with two children and a grandmother, who had previously been in hiding from evacuation for six months.

“There was a case when a five-month-old child died as a result of shelling and fire in Avdiivka. The day before, we tried to persuade the mother of this child to evacuate, but she refused. As a result, the child and grandmother died, but mom and dad survived. Shortly before that, a woman told us that she refused to leave the house because she was building it and you wouldn’t do anything to me. She added that this was her adamant position. A day later her baby died,” Gavrilko also said.

In Avdiivka, among other places, the forced evacuation of children and their relatives is underway. Some parents like Remarks police of the Donetsk region, hide the children and deliberately change the address of residence.

Curfew in Lviv

Curfew in the Lviv region, as well as throughout Ukraine, held every night. In Lviv, it lasts from midnight to five in the morning. Currently, you cannot be on the street and move by any means of transport without a special permit.

Next weekend, when Orthodox and Greek Catholics in Ukraine celebrate Easter – already the second in a full-scale war – a curfew will not be canceled.

Principal photographs of the previous – four hundred and twelfth – day of the war can be viewed at this link.

War four hundred and fourteenth day

War four hundred and fourteenth day

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