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Russian Invasion of Ukraine Situation Report #105


Russian Invasion of Ukraine Situation Report #105
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Military and Diplomatic Highlights: 

·         The Ukrainian military reported the following Russian losses:

o   467,470 Soldiers (Wounded or Killed)

o   7,285 Tanks

o   14,007 Armored vehicles

o   11,985 Artillery

o   9,528 Drones

o   348 Aircraft

o   325 Helicopters

o   2,124 Cruise missiles

o   26 Boats

·         International Assistance Update:

o   Australia on April 29th announced a new $100 million military aid package.  This package includes: 

ü  $50 million for short-range air defense systems

ü  $30 million for uncrewed aerial systems

ü  $15 million for other high-priority equipment (combat helmets, rigid-hull inflatable boats, boots, fire masks, and generators).

o   Canada is donating $3 million to Ukraine to aid in the production of drones and is contributing $13 million for Czechoslovakia’s ammunition initiative.

o   Denmark’s Parliament has allocated $633 million in military support as of April 26th.

o   Estonia has delivered two patrol boats to Ukraine.

o   On August 24th, the United States of America announced another security assistance package worth $1 Billion.  The capabilities of this packages include:

ü  RIM-7 and AIM-9M missiles for air defense

ü  Stinger anti-aircraft missiles

ü  Small arms and additional rounds of small arms ammunition, including .50 caliber rounds to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

ü  Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)

ü  155mm artillery rounds, including High Explosive and Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions rounds

ü  105mm artillery rounds 

ü  60mm mortar rounds

ü  Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles

ü  Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs)

ü  High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs)

ü  Logistics support vehicles

ü  Tactical vehicles to tow and haul equipment

ü  Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles.

ü  Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems

ü  Precision aerial munitions

ü  Airfield support equipment

ü  Anti-armor mines

ü  Claymore anti-personnel munitions

ü  Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing.

ü  Night vision devices

ü  Spare parts, field equipment, training munitions, maintenance, and other ancillary equipment.

o   On April 23rd, Lithuania has handed over M577 armored personnel carriers and delivered a disassembled L-39ZA "Albatros" light attack aircraft.

o   The United Kingdom on April 23rd announced additional military funding worth 500 million Pounds.  This package includes:

ü  60 boats including offshore raiding craft, rigid raiding craft and dive boats as well as maritime guns.

ü  More than 1,600 strike and air defense missiles, as well as additional Storm Shadow long-range precision-guided missiles.

ü  More than 400 vehicles, including 160 protected mobility ‘Husky’ vehicles, 162 armored vehicles and 78 all-terrain vehicles.

ü  Nearly 4 million rounds of small arms ammunition.

·         The International Atomic Energy Agency on April 25th reported that their staff continued to hear military activity near the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.  However, there have been no reports of new drone attacks on the site over the past week.

 

War and Atrocity Crimes Investigations Highlights: 

·         The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has identified the Russian Major General of Police who was responsible for the looting and destruction of equipment at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant when it was occupied by Russian forces from February 21 to March 31, 2022.

·         At least 19,500 Ukrainian children have been forcibly taken to Russia as of April 25th.

 

Humanitarian Impact and Response and Recovery Highlights:

·         Since February 2022, humanitarian cash partners have reached 10 million people, distributing $2 billion.

·         On April 22nd, the Ukrainian Red Cross delivered food parcels from the World Food Programme (WFP) to Kherson residents. These food parcels contained long-term storage products and canned food, pasta, cereals, oil, and sugar.

·         There have been intensified strikes on civilian infrastructure recently that disrupted vital services (electricity and heating) affecting hundreds of thousands of civilians and has impacted access to health and education.

·         National and international organizations have been responding to these attacks by providing assistance.

·         On April 29th, the UN Migration Agency provided a generator to one of Kherson’s hospitals. 

 

Russian Dis-information Campaign Highlights:

·         Russia is still pushing dis-information that Ukraine is run by Nazis in hopes of justifying their illegal invasion of the country. 

·         Russia is attempting to blame Ukraine for the destruction of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to sow fear and distrust in Ukraine’s nuclear power plants. 

·         Russian intelligence is spreading dis-information that the United States is enlisting drug cartel members to fight in Ukraine.

·         There is significant evidence that China has been supplying significant amounts of military equipment and components to Russia.

 

Cultural Heritage Protection Highlights:

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of April 10th has verified damage to 351 cultural heritage sites.  This includes:

·         129 Religious sites

·         157 Buildings of historical and/or artistic interest

·         31 Museums

·         19 Monuments

·         14 Libraries

·         1 Archive

 

Sources:  

·         Ukraine: Situation Report, 18 Apr 2024

·         Damaged cultural sites in Ukraine verified by UNESCO

·         Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Twitter Page

·         Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine Twitter Page

·         Ukraine Red Cross Twitter Page

·         OCHA Ukraine Twitter Page

·         WHO Ukraine Twitter Page

·         United Kingdom Ministry of Defense Twitter Page

·         U.S. Secretary of Defense Twitter Page 

·         Polygraph Info Twitter Page

·         EU East Stratcom Task Force Disinformation Review Twitter Page

 

 

Resources

 

UN Refugee Agency, Ukrainian Refugee Operational Data Portal

 

Centre for Humanitarian Data, Ukraine Data Explorer

 

Humanitarian Logistics Association, Ukraine Crisis Information Website

 

ACAPS Ukraine Analysis Hub

 

UKRAINE- HEALTH CLUSTER ACTIVITIES Dashboard

 

NATO Russian Dis-Information Website

 

U.S. Department of State, Disinformation Website

 

U.S. Department of Defense, Support for Ukraine

 

Alliance For Securing Democracy War in Ukraine Dis-Information Dashboard

 

National Democratic Institute Disinformation Coordination Hub

 

International Fact-Checking Network, Ukraine Facts

 

Monetary Donations


·         Ukrainian Red Cross: Cryptocurrency and PayPal

·         United Nations Crisis Relief 

·         UN Refugee Agency Donations 

·         UN Migration Agency Donations 

·         UNESCO Paypal Account 

·         Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund 

·         WHO Foundation, Ukraine 

·         Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Ukraine 

·         Ukrainian Government United 24 

·         Iowa Sister States

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