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Victorious news of 411th day of war: return of additional payments to military and downing of Russian Mi-24 in Avdiivka

11 April, 2023 Tuesday
02:26

Germany donates another batch of military aid to Ukraine, while the Ukrainian defenders shoot down a Russian helicopter

Germany has handed over another military shipment to help Ukraine’s military on the frontline

This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Federal Government of Germany supports the Ukrainian military in close coordination with its partners and allies. This list provides an overview of Germany's lethal and non-lethal military support to Ukraine. It includes deliveries from the Bundeswehr as well as deliveries from German industry financed by the German Federal Government's so-called Security Capacity Building fund.

  • 4 DACHS* armoured engineering vehicles (previously: 3)
  • 60 Zetros* trucks (previously: 52)
  • 42 mobile antenna systems* (previously: 34)
  • 34 reconnaissance drones* (previously: 26)
  • 83,520 rounds of 40 mm ammunition* (previously: 60,000).

Activities of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) banned in Rivne region

The Rivne Regional Council voted to ban the activities of the UOC-MP in the Rivne region and canceled the decisions of its predecessors regarding the activities of religious organizations of the Moscow Patriarchate.

The decision was made unanimously, 55 deputies voted in favour.

Also, the deputies of the regional council decided to "cancel the decision of the executive committee of the Rivne Regional Council of People's Deputies of September 1991, No. 173 "On registration of the statutes of religious communities and transfer of religious buildings to the UOC-MP."

In addition, the regional council appealed to the Verkhovna Rada to immediately adopt a law banning the UOC-MP in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Armed Forces shoot down a Russian Mi-24 helicopter

On April 10, in the Avdiivka sector, Ukrainian soldiers of the 110th detached mechanized brigade downed an enemy Mi-24 helicopter.

"Today, our brigade's servicemen targeted an enemy Mi-24 helicopter," the statement reads.

It is reported that Russian troops keep trying to advance in the Avdiivka direction, but are repulsed, "suffering heavy losses in manpower and destroyed equipment."

Ukrainian parliament returns additional payments to the military

Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, has voted to return 30,000 hryvnias in additional payments to the military, as well as to the State Emergency Service and police officers.

This was announced by MP Oleksiy Honcharenko.

The decision was voted for by 277 MPs. The extra will be in effect until the end of the martial law period.

Ukraine returns 100 prisoners home

Another major prisoner exchange took place. 100 Ukrainians have returned home. These are soldiers, sailors, border guards, and national guardsmen.

This was announced by the Head of the President's office Andriy Yermak.

Among those who returned home from captivity are the defenders of Mariupol, Azovstal plant, and the town of Hostomel, near Kyiv. Some people were seriously injured and have diseases.

"It was not an easy exchange, and I am grateful to the entire team, to the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War, for everyone doing what many people may think is impossible. They do their job, which is very important today. I am especially pleased to announce the great news about the exchange of relatives of people released from captivity. They have been waiting for their husbands, wives and parents at home for a long time," Yermak wrote.

Ukrainian aviation carried out 8 strikes against the enemy

This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 8 strikes on the areas of concentration of Russia’s personnel and military equipment over the day. Also, 6 UAVs of various types were shot down (2 of them were strike ones, 4 were reconnaissance drones).

Missile and artillery units struck the area of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, as well as the enemy's ammunition depot.

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