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Russian Invasion of Ukraine Situation Report #63

Military and Diplomatic Highlights: · The Ukrainian military reported the following Russian losses: o 156,990 Soldiers (Wounded or Killed) o 3,448 Tanks o 6,742 Armored vehicles o 2,475 Artillery o 304 Aircraft o 289 Helicopters o 2,107 Drones · On March 9th, Russian forces launched 81 missiles and eight Shahed drones. Ukrainian forces shot down 34 missiles and four drones: o A total of at least 11 civilians were killed. o This was the first major wave of long-range strikes since February 16th, and likely one of the largest since December 2022. o The missiles used included an unusually large number of hypersonic air-launched ballistic missiles. o The United Kingdom’s (UK) Ministry of Defense believes that the interval between waves of strikes is probably growing because Russia now needs to stockpile a critical mass of newly produced missiles directly from industry before it can resource a strike big enough to credibly overwhelm Ukrainian air defenses. · The UK Ministry of Defense is reporting the following: o The Ukrainian defense of Bakhmut continues to degrade forces on both sides. Over the prior weekend, Ukrainian forces likely stabilized their defensive perimeter following previous Russian advances into the north of the town. o A Russian strike destroyed a bridge over the only paved supply road into Bakhmut still under Ukrainian control around March 2nd. Muddy conditions are likely hampering Ukrainian resupply efforts as they increasingly resort to using unpaved tracks. o Public disagreements between the Wagner Group and Russian Ministry of Defense over the allocation of munitions highlights the difficulty in sustaining the high levels of personnel and ammunition required to advance with their current tactics. · On March 9th, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant suffered 11 hours of complete external power loss, which forced the plant to rely on emergency diesel generators for the sixth time. The power line is now reconnected. · On March 8th, the UN Secretary-General visited Kyiv and talked to the President of Ukraine on the continuation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative and other issues. His remarks to the international press are available here. War and Atrocity Crimes Investigations Highlights: · As of March 5th, the Office for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is reporting 21,793 civilian casualties (8,173 killed and 13,620 injured) in the country. · The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine is reporting that as of March 10th, 1,223 new crimes have been registered. · The viral video of the brutal shooting of an unarmed man in Ukraine was reported by the Security Service and will be investigated as a war crime by the Prosecutor General’s Office. Humanitarian Impact and Response and Recovery Highlights: · Almost 70% of the Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine are women and girls. · On March 10th a UN convoy delivered relief supplies to 2,000 people in Chasiv Yar: o Chasiv Yar is in the Donetsk region and has been completely cut off from gas supplies for the last month. o Electricity is also extremely limited and the only healthcare facility still functioning has limited capacity due to insecurity. · The Ukrainian Red Cross has been assisting in the mandatory evacuation of people with reduced mobility and children in Kupyansk, Kharkiv region. · Healthcare and Public Health Update: o The three urgent priorities for the World Health Organization (WHO) are mental health, rehabilitation, and access to health services. o As of March 9th, there have been 833 attacks on healthcare. o WHO has delivered essential medicines and supplies to areas close to the front lines, reaching 118,000 people with key health interventions. o Up to 12 interagency UN humanitarian convoys reached more than a dozen settlements in the Kharkiv, Donetsk and Zaporizhzhya regions with supplies, including interagency health kits, trauma supplies and medicines to treat noncommunicable diseases. · The EU as of March 9th reported the following in terms of medical evacuations (medevacs): o There have been 2,247 requests for medevacs and 1,969 have been completed. o 37 missions are currently in process and one mission was pending acceptance. o There have been 235 cancelled medevacs. · The Ukrainian State Emergency Services took delivery of 100 units of modern "SsangYong" pickup trucks from the Republic of Korea. · Food Security Update: o For the third consecutive month, the World Food Programme (WFP) supported over three million people with food and cash assistance. o WFP has also prepositioned and implemented double distributions for an estimated 300,000 people in frontline areas at risk of potential lost access. o Black Sea Grain Initiative Update (March 8): ü There have been 801 outbound voyages that transported 24 million tons of commodities. ü 2.8 million tons of wheat has been shipped to lower-income countries. Russian Dis-information Campaign Highlights: · Chinese state media is promoting pro-Russian U.S. protesters and identifying them as “anti-war”. However, these fringe activists are protesting Western efforts to support Ukraine, and some have links to Russian State media. More information is available here. · Russia is actively using disinformation to discredit Ukrainian women in various ways. More information is available here. Cultural Heritage Protection Highlights: · The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of March 8th, has verified damage to 246 cultural heritages sites. This includes: o 107 Religious sites o 20 Museums o 88 Buildings of historical and/or artistic interest o 19 Monuments o 12 Libraries Sources: · Russia’s war on Ukraine| MEDEVAC operations - DG ECHO Daily Map | 09/03/2023 · War in Ukraine: Situation report from WHO Ukraine country office. Issue No. 47, 10 March 2023 · WFP Ukraine External Situation Report #37 (8 March 2023) · Ukraine: Civilian casualties as of 24:00, 5 March 2023 · Ukraine Data Explorer · Damaged cultural sites in Ukraine verified by UNESCO · OCHA Ukraine Twitter Page · IAEA Twitter Page · Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Twitter Page · Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine Twitter Page · Ukraine State Emergency Services Twitter Page · Ukrainian Red Cross Twitter Page · United Kingdom Ministry of Defense Twitter Page · PolyGraph Info Twitter Page · EU East Stratcom Task Force for Disinformation Review Twitter Page Resources UN Refugee Agency, Ukrainian Refugee Operational Data Portal http://data2.unhcr.org/en/situations/ukraine Centre for Humanitarian Data, Ukraine Data Explorer https://data.humdata.org/visualization/ukraine-humanitarian-operations/ Humanitarian Logistics Association, Ukraine Crisis Information Website https://www.humanitarianlogistics.org/donate ACAPS Ukraine Analysis Hub https://ukraine-analysis-hub.acaps.org/ UKRAINE- HEALTH CLUSTER ACTIVITIES Dashboard https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/ukraine/ukraine-health-cluster-activities U.S. Department of State, Disinformation Website https://www.state.gov/disarming-disinformation/ U.S. Department of Defense, Support for Ukraine https://www.defense.gov/Spotlights/Support-for-Ukraine/ Alliance For Securing Democracy War in Ukraine Dis-Information Dashboard https://securingdemocracy.gmfus.org/war-in-ukraine/ National Democratic Institute Disinformation Coordination Hub https://t.co/OctUrivBQC International Fact-Checking Network, #Ukraine Facts https://ukrainefacts.org/ Monetary Donations


· UN Refugee Agency Donations

· UN Migration Agency Donations

· UNESCO Paypal Account

· WHO Foundation, Ukraine

· Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Ukraine

· Ukrainian Government United 24



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