Enemy shelling of Chernihiv intensifies, ammonia pipeline damaged

Enemy shelling of Chernihiv intensifies, ammonia pipeline damaged

The Russian army has sharply increased the number of strikes of residential and industrial areas of Chernihiv, damaging an ammonia pipeline at one of the city’s largest factories in the food industry.

That’s according to a general update on the situation in the regions as of 8:00 on March 24, the day marking a month into the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Enemy shelling of Chernihiv was especially intense in the evening hours on March 23, when an ammonia pipeline was damaged at one of the largest food industry enterprises in the city. The emergency and rescue team was deployed at the scene, reporting that no ammonia leak was observed. The local population was informed of the protocol of action in case of a chemical warfare threat. Data on the destruction in the urban area is being verified.

As for the other regions, air raid alarms went off throughout the Kyiv region last night. Firefights were reported in Irpin and Hostomel. Constant artillery shelling was reported in the area. In Fastiv district, the enemy fired on the village of Yasnohorodka. Kotsiubynske in Bucha district came under mortar fire. The report on civilian casualties is being clarified. No updates on destroyed infrastructure came in so far.

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Several air arid alarms went off in Zhytomyr Region at night. An enemy missile hit an industrial facility in the Novograd-Volynsk district. No one was killed or injured.

In Kirovograd region, the night passed quietly.

There were several air raid alarms overnight Thursday in Dnipropetrovsk region, while the morning was calm.

The night in Sumy region, except for Okhtyrka district, where hostilities continued along with the enemy convoys’ movement, was relatively quiet. There is currently no update on destruction and casualties.

The number of long-range strikes by Russian troops on Kharkiv increased overnight Thursday but the Armed Forces of Ukraine hold their ground and no enemy breakthroughs have been allowed. Firefights continue in Izium district, two enemy warplanes were shot down there yesterday. In the evening, Russian invaders fired on Staryi Saltiv, where casualties are reported. One person was killed in the area.

In Zaporizhia region, the situation is under Ukraine’s control as the night passed relatively calmly.

In Volyn, Vinnytsia, Zakarpattia, Khmelnytsky, Lviv, Poltava, Rivne, Ternopil, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi,  and Ivano-Frankivsk, the night was calm.

In Luhansk region, the enemy fired on Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Rubizhne, Kreminna, Novodruzhesk, and Voevodivka. On the outskirts of Rubizhne, the aggressor dropped phosphorous munitions. Four people were killed, including two children, and six were injured.

The situation in Donetsk region is tense. In Avdiyivka and Ocheretyn, battles are ongoing. Yesterday, Russian troops fired on Bakhmut. Mariupol remains besieged so no humanitarian aid has arrived. In Maryinka, the enemy is advancing, but the Armed Forces are repelling the attacks.

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In Mykolaiv region, the night passed rather quietly, without taking into account air raid alarms. Work is underway to restore power supplies to de-energized settlements.

The situation in Kherson region remains difficult. Shots and powerful explosions were heard at night in Chornobayivka. There were reports of blasts in communities near Snihurivka and on the border with Dnipropetrovsk region. Late last night, the invaders released from captivity the director of the Kherson Regional Music and Drama Theater, founder of the Tavria Melpomene festival, who is also a deputy of the Kherson regional council, Oleksandr Knyha.

In Odesa, the situation is under control. No air raid alarms went off early in the morning.

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