In 11 months of 2023, the Russians shelled settlements in 59 regions of Ukraine 24 thousand times. As a result, 11,<> people were injured and two thousand people died.

This was announced by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko during a meeting with the ambassadors of the G7 countries.

Which regions suffered the most from enemy shelling

According to Klymenko, the Russians shelled Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Sumy, and Chernihiv regions the most.

In turn, Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Matsuda Kuninori assured of further support for our country from the member states of the Group of Seven and the Government of Japan.

"The Government of Japan continues to cooperate with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in particular in the direction of demining. We are interested in providing equipment and training with your specialists," said Matsuda Kuninori.

Documenting the crimes of the Russian Federation

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs also emphasized the documentation of war crimes in the country. He said that law enforcement officers registered almost 101 thousand such facts. Among them are shelling, abuse of civilians, deportation, and illegal deprivation of liberty.

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Ihor Klymenko added that Ukraine continues to work on reforms. For example, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is developing a security project that contains 17 areas of work, including control over the circulation of weapons.

Klymenko said that draft laws have been submitted to the parliament to improve the procedure for handling and declaring weapons. All weapons in the hands of citizens must be accounted for by the National Police of Ukraine. And after the end of the war, it must be handed over to law enforcement agencies within 90 days.

"The Ministry of Internal Affairs supports the issue of legislative regulation of civilian firearms. I hope that the parliament will soon support our initiative," he stressed.

Let us remind you of the material, which discusses an important question: why, at the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the then head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Denys Monastyrskyi, decided to issue weapons to the civilian population to defend cities from the occupiers. This is stated in the documentary "Monastyrsky's Diary".

▶ On the TSN YouTube channel, you can watch the video at this link: Documentary film "Monastyrsky's Diary". Video from the personal archive of the deceased minister