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Chemical weapons in Mariupol, Russian provocations and the number of victims in Bucha: Highlights on war in Ukraine on April 12

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War in Ukraine: top news as of 12 April.

The 48th day of the war against the Russian occupiers is continuing in Ukraine. The Page gathered news in the field of business, politics and economics, which will help to learn more about the situation in Ukraine that has been fighting for independence for more than a month.

The main events of April 12:

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Photo: Jakub314/Pixabay

  • Ukrainian authorities are checking information about the possible use of chemical weapons by the Russian occupiers in Mariupol on April 11. This was stated by Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar. There is speculation that it was a phosphorus munition. The chemical attack is also being investigated by Australia and the United Kingdom. At the same time, Mariupol Deputy Mayor Serhiy Orlov confirmed in a BBC commentary that chemicals had been dumped from a Russian drone in the city.
Photo: SES of Ukraine

Photo: SES of Ukraine

  • The number of bodies of killed civilians in Bucha in Kyiv region has increased to 403, of which 163 have been identified, said Bucha Mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk. At the same time, 16 people are considered missing, they have not been in touch for a long time. In particular, the mayor confirmed the new facts of rape of 25 women of different ages.
Photo: Azov.org.ua

Photo: Azov.org.ua

The death toll in Mariupol could reach 20,000.

  • More than 10,000 civilians were killed in Mariupol, Mayor Vadym Boychenko told the Associated Press. In particular, he noted that the death toll could exceed 20,000. According to him, about 120,000 civilians who remain in the city are in dire need of food, water, heat and communication. Boychenko also said he had several sources describing the use of mobile crematoria to burn bodies by Russian troops in the city.


  • Russian special services plan to carry out a number of terrorist acts on the territory of Russia in order to consolidate the Russian public against Ukrainians, said the head of the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine Kirill Budanov.
  • Russian invaders fired phosphorous munitions at the village of Novoyakovlivka in the Zaporizhia region. Homes of local residents were damaged, the Komyshuvakha territorial community reported. Fortunately, no one was killed. Due to the fact that it was raining during the shelling, the fires were avoided.
  • The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal and the President of Switzerland Ignacio Cassis agreed to hold a Conference on the Reconstruction of Ukraine in July.


  • The Cabinet has authorized the export of cattle, frozen meat and various offal. Previously, there was a ban on the export of such products. First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy Taras Vysotsky noted that Ukraine has good prospects for developing both domestic consumption and exports of high value-added beef used in HoReCa (restaurants, cooking hotels) or cattle with high breeding potential.
  • The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine managed to raise UAH 6.17 billion at the seventh auctions for the placement of military bonds this Tuesday. Last week, the volume of involvement amounted to UAH 96 million. Placement rates remained at the same levels: 10% and 11% per annum, respectively. The total volume of military bond issues is up to UAH 400 billion.
  • The Russian occupiers caused more than 110 million hryvnias of damage to Mykolaiv during war, the mayor Olexander Senkevich reported. According to him, as a result of the actions of the Russian occupiers, social protection institutions, health care institutions, educational institutions, physical culture and sports institutions, as well as the housing sector were damaged.


  • Varus supermarket chain is launching a charity initiative in which the retailer offers to buy grocery kits for Ukrainian citizens affected by Russian aggression, according to the company's website. Under the project, he can buy a grocery basket for UAH 250 or UAH 500 and choose a city to help socially disadvantaged people, large families, the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • Paint and varnish company 'Snizka-Ukraine' in the Lviv region has resumed operations, according to an exchange statement of the Polish parent company Śnieżka SA with reference to the decision of the CEO of the Ukrainian company. As of April 11, the company worked in one shift, the report said.


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