Olena Goncharova is a development manager and Canadian correspondent for the Kyiv Independent. She first joined the Kyiv Post, Ukraine's oldest English-language newspaper, as a staff writer in January 2012 and became the newspaper’s Canadian correspondent in June 2018. She is based in Edmonton, Alberta. Olena has a master’s degree in publishing and editing from the Institute of Journalism in Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. Olena was a 2016 Alfred Friendly Press Partners fellow who worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for six months. The program is administered by the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia.Read more
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Search and rescue operations at an apartment building hit in a March 2 Russian drone attack that killed 12 civilians, including five children, concluded at around 9 p.m. local time on March 3, according to a Facebook post by the Internal Affairs Ministry.
The bodies of a brother and sister, aged 10 and eight, killed in Russia's March 2 attack on Odesa were found under the rubble of an apartment building hit by a drone, Governor Oleh Kiper said in the evening of March 3.
At least 16 people have been injured after Russian forces launched what was most likely an aerial guided bomb on the city center of Kurakhove, Donetsk Oblast Governor Vadim Filashkin reported on March 3.
Three small children were already found dead on the site of the March 2 drone attack on Odesa that hit an apartment building, killing at least 10 people. The youngest of the victims was four months old.
The average number of estimated Russian casualties in February was approximately 983 per day, marking an all-time high since the start of the full-scale invasion, the U.K. Defense Ministry wrote in its March 3 update.
Russian air activity over Ukraine has reduced over the past week after the Russian military suffered significant aircraft losses, Yuri Ihnat, the Air Force's spokesperson, confirmed in a comment to Ukrainska Pravda on March 3.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that political and diplomatic settlements are impossible without Moscow's involvement in Ukrainian talks. According to the ministry, Russia and China agreed that "the settlements will not be reached without Moscow's participation and considering its interests in the security sphere."
The death toll of a Russian drone attack against Odesa on March 2 has risen to 10 as the body of a woman and her eight-month-old infant was found under the rubble, Odesa Governor Oleh Kiper said on March 3.