Ukraine War ☠ Footage and Updates ⚠ Day 162
- Reports are coming in that railway stations in the cities of Ternopil, Vinnytsia, and Rivne have been mined. In Ternopil, bomb disposal units are looking for explosives at the railway station and the Central department store. In Rivne, several railway facilities, a bus station and the street near the food market have been mined. There are reports of mines in the central market in Vinnytsia. The railway and western bus stations are also being searched for explosives. Law enforcement officers of Khmelnytsky have also received reports of explosives at the bus station, vegetable market, and railway station.
- Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant that was occupied by Russia during the invasion of Ukraine is out of control. Rafael Grossi called for the plant to be inspected and for necessary repairs to be made. This nuclear plant is the largest in Europe and is dangerously close to the fighting in Ukraine.
- The scale and speed at which the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine unfolded has not been seen since World War II. To meet the sudden and enormous needs of a population in flight, humanitarian organizations across the region leapt into action, including the United Nations Children’s Fund
- A school teacher in a provincial Russian city has received a suspended sentence for speaking out in class against the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.
- The first night is always the hardest in Mykolaiv. Sleep is near impossible in a Ukrainian city that has been under almost constant Russian bombardment since the start of the war in February.
- The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $106 million in additional humanitarian assistance through the UN World Food Program (WFP) for the people of South Sudan, who continue to experience the devastating effects of violence, food insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic, and successive years of widespread flooding–all of which are compounded by impacts resulting from Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine.
- Norway’s port ban against Russia does not apply to Russian fishing vessels. Now the Ukrainian authorities want the exception to be removed.
- Ever more Russian soldiers are refusing to fight Putin’s war. Human rights activists report many “refuseniks” are being jailed in Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine where they are subjected to violence and abuse.