Slovakia transfers the first four MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine.
Ukrainian pilots deployed the fighter jets with the Slovak Air Force's assistance and Ukrainian personnel's assistance.
"I thank everyone involved for their excellent professional work. Slovakia is on the right side. With this gesture, we as a country have entered modern world history in capital letters, which speaks of timely assistance, sincere solidarity, and the nation’s greatness," said Defence Minister of Slovakia Jaroslav Nagy.
Ukraine needs US$411 billion for restoration — World Bank.
The World Bank has increased its assessment of Ukraine's needs for recovery and reconstruction funds to at least US$411 billion.
This figure is 2.6 times Ukraine’s projected GDP for 2022.
The WB assessment also found that the Russian invasion has pushed 7.1 million people into poverty and rolled back development progress by 15 years.
Last September, the World Bank made its first estimate at US$349 billion, based on damage done in the first three months of the war.
According to the World Bank, losses did not increase as much as expected after the first three months due to several factors, such as the most incredible intensity of hostilities remaining limited to areas that have already suffered significant destruction; some of the country's needs have already been met by the government with international support; and the government's ability to maintain uninterrupted delivery of essential services.
As of February 2023, the amount of damage caused to the infrastructure of Ukraine due to the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation increased by another US$6 billion and amounts to US$143.8 billion.
Russians fire 11 times at Kherson Oblast: one person reported killed.
One person was killed in a Russian attack on Kherson Oblast on 22-23 March.
It is reported that during the day, the occupiers fired on the settlements of Kherson Oblast 11 times. They fired 58 rounds. Hits were recorded in Kherson (Korabel and Dnipro districts), Antonivka, Molodizhne, and Zelenivka. Unfortunately, one person was killed.
In addition, the invaders fired on the island and coastal parts of the Kherson region.