Contents tagged with Chernihiv

  • Ukrainian firefighter battling fires in Chernihiv amid Russian bombings

    Author: Nataliia Naidiuk, Ukrainian journalist living in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

    Andriy Evmenenko is a fire brigade commander in Chernihiv. As a child, Andriy would look at colorful photos of red fire engines in the family album. They were his father’s pictures from when he had served in the fire department in Moscow. Who would have thought that many years later, Andriy would be putting out fires, in his native Chernihiv. Fires started by Russian bombs and shells.

    This is a story about a fireman, …

  • Mayor of Chernihiv says 700 Ukrainians died during battle for the city

    Chernihiv Mayor Vladyslav Atroshenko said about 700 people died during the battle for the city,

    “During the war in Chernihiv, about 700 people died- both military and civilian,” Atroshenko said, as quoted by Ukrinform.

    He added that of the dead, all but 70 have been identified. A total of 40 people are missing.

    The Mayor noted that 80,000-95,000 of the city’s prewar population of 285,000 remain in the city.

    In an interview with the Washington Post, Atroshenko said that Russian forces “were …

  • After talks with Ukraine, Russia says it will wind down military activities near Kyiv and Chernihiv

    The Russian Defense Ministry said Russia would wind down military activity in Kyiv and Chernihiv directions.

    "Because negotiations with Ukraine are moving to the practical plane, it was decided to significantly reduce military activity in the Kyiv and Chernihiv directions," said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin.

    According to the representative of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, the talks were constructive, and "Russia is taking two steps to de-escalate the conflict …

  • Local official: 53 people were killed in Chernihiv in one day

    The head of the Chernihiv regional military administration, Vyacheslav Chaus, said 53 inhabitants of the city were killed during Russian attacks on Wednesday, according to a video posted by the official on Telegram.

    This includes 10 people who were killed by a Russian artillery attack while waiting in line for bread.

    The number of individuals killed has not been verified.

    "The enemy continues systematic artillery and air shelling of our regional center, destroying civilian infrastructure”, …