Explaining complex things in simple words: Situation at the front, Kharkiv holding ground, compensation for war losses

Explaining complex things in simple words: Situation at the front, Kharkiv holding ground, compensation for war losses

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▪ Intense positional fighting continues along the entire contact line. The Ukrainian Defence Forces are in control of the situation. Our troops not only deter the enemy's onslaught, but also have significant achievements.

▪ On March 30, Ukrainian soldiers stopped the offensive of the largest column of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles since the beginning of the war in Avdiivka direction. In the battle, 12 tanks and 8 infantry fighting vehicles of the enemy were destroyed.

▪ This remarkable battle can be compared with the defeat of a Russian armoured column near Vuhledar in February 2023.

▪ Defenders of Ukraine do their work professionally, they deserve recognition and need active support of the whole society.


▪ The Russians systematically attack Kharkiv with missiles, drones, aerial bombs. The problem is the location of the city near the Russian border.

▪ Enemy propaganda lies that Russia attacks only military targets. With each atatck, there is more and more evidence that the criminal target of the aggressor is the civilians of Kharkiv.

▪ The Russians destroyed all the transformer substations, seriously damaged the CHP. But Kharkiv power engineers made a miracle and in the shortest possible time began to restore the light in the homes of Kharkiv residents.

▪ Currently, 1.3 million people live in the city, and Russia will not be able to scare and break them. In the two years of full-scale aggression, Kharkiv experienced higher levels of threats, including the direct invasion in 2022.

▪ We will defend and rebuild Kharkiv. More than USD 10 billion is needed to restore what Russia has destroyed in the city. The aggressor will have to pay for everything.


On April 2, within the framework of the Ministerial Conference Restoring Justice for Ukraine, the International Register of Damage for Ukraine (RD4U) will be opened in The Hague.

▪ The RD4U office has been operating in Kyiv since March 22, 2024. The task of the organization is to establish a mechanism to compensate for damages caused by the Russian aggressor.

▪ Starting from April 2, RD4U officially opens the process of filing claims for damages or losses caused by Russian aggression against Ukraine.

▪ The priority category of applicants to focus on first are people whose homes have been destroyed or damaged. It is expected that between 300,000 and 600,000 applications will be submitted under this category.

▪ Claims for damage or destruction of critical infrastructure facilities of Ukraine will also be considered.

▪ Prior to the establishment of reparations for Moscow, compensation for the losses incurred will be carried out, including at the expense of profits from frozen Russian assets.

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