What is happening in Kyiv and the region on April 20: a chronicle of the war for today

UNIAN is broadcasting events in Kyiv online against the backdrop of Russian aggression in Ukraine.

What is the situation in Kyiv today / photo REUTERS
What is the situation in Kyiv today / photo REUTERS

In early April, the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated Kyiv and the region from the invaders. Since then, the situation has stabilized, and local residents have begun to return to the city and region.

But local authorities warn that it is too early and dangerous to return. The situation in Kyiv and the region on Wednesday, April 20, is broadcast below:

18:06  Metropolitan Epiphanius consecrated 8,000 Paschas in St. Michael’s Cathedral for the Ukrainian military.All consecrated Easters will go to the military to the front.

17:29  Residential buildings subjected to the greatest destruction as a result of enemy missile strikes and shelling are being examined in KievThe most critical damage and destruction of structural elements was recorded in ten residential buildings. In total, more than 200 buildings were damaged in the capital as a result of shelling. These are houses, schools, kindergartens, private houses. Experts conditionally divided the damaged buildings into groups depending on the type and extent of damage.

17:20  Intercity + 705 Kiev – Przemysl leaves for its first flight with 100% occupancy.

17:05  In Borodyanka in the Kiev region, the bodies of 8 people were exhumed. Among them is a 14-year-old child. One man has no head. Russian soldiers ran him over in an APC. All these people were buried by the locals during the Russian occupation not far from the hospital.

16:58  Charles Michel arrived at the Presidential Administration, where he met with Zelensky.


16:39  Kiev metro resumes train traffic to the Lesnaya station along the red line From April 21, it will be possible to move between the right and left banks of the city on the red metro line, reports the Kyiv City State Administration. In addition, the interval of movement on all lines will be reduced to 10-15 minutes.

16:03  Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Mustafa Nayem published a bypass scheme for the blocked section of the Kiev-Chop road.

15:18  In the Kiev region, two foresters exploded on a mine: one died, the other was hospitalized Yesterday in the Kiev region, two of our workers were driving by car to the forestry for loading and exporting timber products. While driving along a forest road, they came across an anti-tank mine. Strong explosion. The driver died, the second person in the hospital.

15:09  In Irpin, they are asking for a partial evacuation. An aerial bomb was found“Urgent! Important message! In Irpen, in the area of ​​a military hospital, a powerful aerial bomb was found. It is impossible to take it out. At around 16.00, sappers will neutralize it,” Mayor Alexander Markushin said. “I ask everyone who is now in the SMU microdistrict to immediately move to the central part of the city! Now a car of the Municipal Varta with a loudspeaker will drive through the microdistrict. Please do not ignore this call. The bomb is very powerful! Pass the information on to relatives and friends from Irpen!” .

15:05  The OCU urged Ukrainians not to gather in churches for EasterThe Russians are trying to deprive Ukrainians of spiritual joy at Easter, so you need to be vigilant and take care of yourself. You should not accumulate in churches for the holiday and hold night services. This statement was made by the Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Epiphanius, on the air of the United News telethon. According to the priest, in dangerous regions where there is a risk of provocations, it is not necessary to hold services at night. They can be organized during the day, as well as split the time to avoid crowds.

13:58 In Ukraine, they plan to continue martial law. Bill No. 7300 has been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada, which proposes to extend martial law in Ukraine for a month. The bill was registered on April 19 and published on the website of the Parliament. The initiator is the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

13:43 A  teenager from the Buchansky district of the Kyiv region is suspected of transferring information about the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the enemy.

13:02  Patrolmen returned home an 87-year-old grandmother, who was lost in Kiev, as she was recently transported from the de-occupied Makarov.

12:36  Update on the restoration of water supply in Irpin and Bucha. On April 19, employees of Irpenvodokanal launched water supply to the entire system of the cities of Bucha and Irpin.

However, due to the lack of electricity, there is no water in the houses yet. The exception was the 1-2 floors (where the houses are geographically located below the water supply networks).

12:25  How to leave Kiev on April 20: train schedule.

11:45 After the end of martial law in Ukraine, the terrorist defense volunteers formed by the territorial community will receive the status of a participant in hostilities.

11:32  In the Kiev region, the Russian army killed more than a thousand civilians of Ukraine. An investigation is underway into the facts of the atrocities of the Russian army in the occupied settlements.

10:21 In the Kiev metro, the interval of movement on all lines will be reduced to 10-15 minutes.

10:07  President of the European Council Charles Michel arrived in Kyiv today.

09:54  In the Podolsky district of Kiev, Ukrainian defenders stopped the dismantling of a historic building in the Podolsky district. We are talking about the Police station of 1902, located at Tsimlyansky lane, 3.

09:36  Today, from 13:00 to 14:00, humanitarian aid will be handed out in the Irpin Church in the Central Park, – says Petr Korol, deputy of the Irpin City Council

09:16 In Kiev, trams No. 16 and trolleybuses No. 37 and No. 40 have resumed operation. Tram No. 16 runs from Kontraktova Square to the Heroiv Dnipra metro station. The interval of movement is 20-25 minutes.

Trolleybus number 37 – from Miloslavskaya street to the metro station “Lesnaya”. Movement interval 25 minutes.

Trolleybus number 40 – from Kadetsky Guy Street to the Sports Palace. Movement interval 20 minutes.

06:00 Night passed quietly in Kiev. Air raid signals in the capital were not recorded, information about emergencies was not received.

00:00 The night before, a video of a fire near the Kharkovskaya metro station was published on the network. It was reported that the fire was not related to the fighting. Soon the fire was extinguished by rescuers.


Recall that Russian troops invaded Ukraine early on the morning of February 24 and launched a full-scale invasion.

(C)UNIAN 2022

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