Labor market improving, Kyiv Security Forum on situation at the front, US document leak

10 April, 02:40 PM

Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Monday, April 10, 2023.

Russian technical experts stationed at Slovakia’s Sliac air base until 2022 could have sabotaged repairs on Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, Slovak Minister of Defense, Jaroslav Nad, told Euroactiv on April 7.

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A new batch of classified documents allegedly describing U.S. national security principles related to the war in Ukraine, China and the Middle East has been shared on social media, U.S. newspaper the New York Times reported on April 7.

Ukraine’s labor market is showing signs of rebounding after the number of job vacancies increased by 14% compared to February, according to an analytical study by the portal released on April 6.

Nearly half of Ukrainians, or 49%, have become less concerned about their health since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, a survey conducted by Ukrainian pharmaceutical company Darnytsia carried out with Gradus Research has found.

A well-known Ukrainian musician, artist, and sculptor Anton Derbilov, 43, has been killed on the front near Kreminna in Luhansk Oblast, fellow soldiers from the 5th Slobozhanska Brigade have reported on Facebook.

After Russia’s air strike campaign failed to collapse Ukraine’s power grid over the winter, Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko has signed off on resuming electricity exports to Europe whenever there is a surplus of generation capacity, the ministry said in a Telegram post on April 7.

Following an agreement between Polish and Ukrainian defense conglomerates Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Ukroboronprom, Poland’s Bumar-Łabędy tank plant will begin repairing damaged Ukrainian T-64 tanks, PGZ said in a press release on April 7.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in Iftar (fast-breaking meal during the religious holiday of Ramadan) along with Muslim Ukrainian military service members, representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, and diplomatic officials, Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform reported on April 7.

Fighting continued to be concentrated around Bakhmut over the past week, the Kyiv Security Forum noted in an April 7 Facebook post.

The enemy has changed its tactics in the war for the sky, with Russian forces recently using gliding air bombs in their attacks on Ukrainian border and frontline areas.

Russian occupation “authorities” forcibly relocate Ukrainian citizens to Russia, scattering them across 55 remote regions of the country, Ukraine’s National Resistance Center said in a message on its website on April 7.

A part of Russian special services wants to establish a hardline repressive regime in Russia, introduce martial law, and silence everyone they can.

Ukrainian ride-sharing taxi service Uklon plans to launch services in new foreign countries soon, company COO and co-founder Serhii Smus told on April 7.

The Kyiv City Council has published a draft decision on its website to terminate the lease agreement for the land plot on which the Russian embassy in Ukraine is located.

Made anxious by the much-anticipated Ukrainian spring counteroffensive, a record number of Russian soldiers contacted Ukraine’s I Want to Live project that facilitates voluntary surrender, the project’s spokesman Vitaliy Matvienko told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on April 6.

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