War in Ukraine today: latest news, 23 June, 2024 (photo)

It has been the 852 th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

What happened in Ukraine today:

Here is operational information of the General Staff as of 6 pm:   

The aggressor continues to attack in several directions, most actively in Pokrovsk, which takes a third of the enemy’s assault operations. Ukrainian defenders are holding strong. Currently, the total number of enemy attacks is 128.

Towards Kupiansk, the invaders are attacking near Kupiansk.

This is the fifth attempt to improve their positions in the area, the previous four were repelled.

Towards Lyman, there were 7 out of 23 combat engagements since the beginning of the day. The enemy is trying to act near Hrekivka, Kopanky, Makiivka, Nevske, Torske, Serebrianka forestry and Synkivka.

According to preliminary information, the invaders lost 92 men in this area today, one armoured personnel carrier and one self-propelled artillery system were destroyed. A vehicle, a cannon and a mortar were damaged.

Towards Siversk, four combat engagements are ongoing near Rozdolivka and Verkhnokamianske. In total, the enemy attacked in this sector 21 times today.

Towards Kramatorsk, the invaders are trying to advance near Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske and Kalynivka. In total, there were nine aggressor’s attacks in the area over the last day.

Towards Toretsk, there were 8 combat engagements over the day, two are ongoing.

Attacks continue near Pivnichne and Niu-York.

Towards Pokrovsk, there were 38 combat engagements of various intensity over the day. Eleven of them are currently ongoing, namely near Sokil, Novooleksandrivka, Yevhenivka and Vozdvyzhenka. The enemy also launched a missile attack near Pokrovsk.

In other areas, the situation did not change significantly.

Ukrainian defence forces continue to repel the enemy and inflict maximum losses along the entire frontline.

During the full-scale war, the russian federation committed 602 crimes against Ukrainian media professionals and shut down 235 media outlets.

Oleksandr Karasevych, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Netherlands, reported that Ukraine has returned 600 children illegally taken by the invaders to the territory of russia. At the same time, the enemy has deported more than 20,000 young citizens in total.

In May, the russians used chemical munitions against the Armed Forces of Ukraine 715 times. This is 271 cases more than in April. The main means of delivery of chemical munitions is the dropping of K-51 and RG-VO grenades from drones. At the same time, from February 2023 to 24 May, 2698 uses of hazardous chemicals by the enemy were recorded in Ukraine.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff, the invaders are attacking the positions of the Defence Forces near Novoselivka, four previous attacks towards Kupiansk were repelled.

Since the beginning of the day, russian troops have launched airstrikes on Vovchansk, Hrafske, Tykhe, Ternova, Lyptsi, Zelene and Okhrimivka. As of 1pm, the Defence Forces repelled six russian attacks towards Kharkiv and three assault operations near Stelmakhivka towards Kupiansk.

Viktor Kovalenko, Head of Zolochiv City Military Administration, reported that russia shelled Odnorobivka using Grad multiple rocket launchers. As a result of the strikes, Stohnii, Baranivka, Tsiliuryky and part of Odnorobivka lost power, a house was damaged, and no one was injured.

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the RMA, informed that at 5:30am, a car tripped over a russian anti-tank mine in Slobozhanske village of Lyptsi community. There were two people in the car. The man died on the spot from his injuries, the woman died during evacuation to hospital.

Slatyne village, Derhachi community, Kharkiv oblast. Photo: Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

In Kharkiv oblast, 5 shelters will be reconstructed in medical facilities. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated a total of over UAH 218m for these purposes.

Yesterday at 3pm, russians attacked an educational institution in Shevchenkivskyi district. As a result of the shelling, the two-storey building was partially destroyed. Four people, including a 15-year-old child, were injured.

Also russians attacked Kholodnohirskyi district. The shelling destroyed 2 private houses. A garage and an outbuilding were on fire. One person was killed and 8 people injured, including a 16-year-old child.

The enemy attacked Kyivskyi district. Two shells hit the building of a non-operational workshop of an enterprise. A total of 12 people were injured, including 2 children and 1 employee of the State Emergency Service. One person was killed. Electricity supply in Kharkiv has been fully restored.

At 4:33pm, russians attacked Kupiansk. The roof of a residential building was burning as a result of russian artillery shelling.

At 2pm, russians attacked Rublene village of Velykyi Burluk community, Kupiansk region. A man was injured as a result of hostile shelling.

At 1:45pm, russians attacked Slatyne village of Derhacgi community, Kharkiv region. As a result of a hostile airstrike, the buildings of the village council, the Nova Poshta, two residential buildings were damaged.

Towards Kharkiv, the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully repelled 5 enemy attacks near Vovchansk.

Towards Kupiansk, the Armed Forces repelled 9 enemy attacks. In addition, two combat engagements continue near Pishchane and Stelmakhivka.

Slatyne village, Derhachi community, Kharkiv oblast. Photo: Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

Viacheslav Zadorenko, Head of Derhachi CMA, confirmed that a 51-year-old woman, who was injured on 18 June as a result of a strike on Slatyne, died in hospital.

Oleksandr Tertyshnyi, Head of Borova  Village Military Administration, said that in less than a week, parents took 11 children out of the community on their own. Currently, 22 minors remain in the villages from which the forced evacuation of children was planned.

Oleksandr Makahon, Director of Boiko’s private school, informed in an official statement that the school which was destroyed as a result of russian strikes on 23 June, is planned to be restored.

Twenty people injured in the hostile shelling of Kharkiv on 22 and 23 June remain in hospitals. On 22 June, 42 people were hospitalised in medical institutions of the oblast. Currently, 17 victims remain in hospital for inpatient treatment, including two girls aged 12 and 13, in average condition.  Three patients are in critical condition: a 32-year-old man, 52 men are stable, and a 46-year-old man is in an extremely critical condition. The rest of the wounded are being treated in surgery, neurosurgery and traumatology departments. As a result of hostile shelling of the city on 23 June, 12 people were injured, where 5 of them were hospitalised. Currently, 3 patients are in stable condition, including a 15-year-old boy.

At least 90 people were injured and seven people were killed in Kharkiv oblast as a result of russian shelling on 17-23 June. Also during the week, it became known about a child who was injured as a result of a Butterfly mine explosion.

The press service of the regional state environmental inspection said that environmentalists have calculated the environmental damage caused by the russian strikes on the Epitsentr in Kharkiv. According to the press service, the damage caused by unorganised emissions of pollutants into the air is over UAH 4.2m. The damage caused by land pollution is almost UAH 856m.

Donetsk oblast

Kyrylo Sazonov, a soldier of the 41st Brigade, reported that the russian army is advancing towards Toretsk, storming Chasiv Yar, there are constant battles around the town, as well as in Kalynivka and Ivanivske.

Anastasiia Miedviedieva, Spokeswoman of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office, informed Suspilne Donbas that the russian military shelled Mykolaivka village and Velyka Novosilka village. As a result, a 32-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman were injured.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Vadym Filashkin/TelegramVadym Filashkin, Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration, said that at least 4 people were killed and 48 injured as of 2:15pm as a result of the strike on Pokrovsk. Among the wounded are two children aged 12 and 13. The town was attacked by two Iskander-M missiles.

Vadym Filashkin added that one person was killed and one injured as a result of an air strike on Kurakhove, an infrastructure facility was damaged. Druzhkivka also were under attack, with one person injured and a facility damaged.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Vadym Filashkin/Telegram

Vadym Filashkin, Head of the RMA, confirmed that one person was killed and one injured in the morning shelling of Toretsk at around 10am. The wounded 64-year-old man was hospitalised.

The press service of Donetsk police said that yesterday the russian army made 2783 attacks.

The enemy shelled 12 settlements: Zalizne, Kostiantynivka, Kurakhove, Mykolaivka, Selydove, Toretsk, Niu-York, Pivnichne, Vesele, Dovha Balka, Miroliubivka and Ostrivske.

85 civilian objects were destroyed, including 67 residential buildings, a farm, outbuildings, cars, a gas pipeline and power grids.

Destruction as a result of russian shelling. Photo: National Police

The russians shelled Toretsk five times by a KAB-250 bomb and artillery. A civilian was injured, 6 apartment buildings and three private houses were damaged.

The invaders dropped three KAB-500 and UMPB D-30SN bombs on Selydove, injuring six residents, including two boys born in 2010 and 2013. 35 private houses, vehicles and a power line were damaged.

The enemy shelled Kurakhove by cluster munitions from Uragan MRLs. Three civilians were injured and three private houses damaged.

Two more people were injured in Zalizne and Pivnichne.

Kostiantynivka was hit by an UMPB D-30SN bomb, 13 private houses, outbuildings and communications were damaged.

A White Angel crew evacuated an injured couple from frontline Krasnohorivka. As a result of the russian shelling, a 65-year-old woman sustained an open traumatic fracture of her arm, numerous shrapnel wounds and lost fingers on one hand.  The 72-year-old man’s legs were injured by shrapnel. The police provided first aid to the victims and quickly took them to hospital.

According to combat medics at one of the consolidated stabilisation points in Donetsk oblast, previously, more servicemen were injured by artillery shelling, but now there are more injuries as a result of drone drops and FPV attacks. There are also burns from chemical warfare agents.

Luhansk oblast

 

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, hygiene kits and food from charitable organisations were distributed to residents of the de-occupied settlements on Sunday. The working group of Krasnorichensk military administration visited Novoliubivka, Nevske and Makiivka. Locals were also asked to evacuate, as the situation around these villages is tense. The russians are shelling logistics routes, making it difficult to communicate with the de-occupied settlements.

For instance, the invaders again attacked Nevske by multiple launch rocket systems. Mortars and artillery were used to attack Kuzemivka, Stelmakhivka, Nevske and Makiivka. Specifically, 79 mortar attacks were recorded in this section of the frontline over the day.  The russians attacked 18 times near Stelmakhivka, Makiivka and in Serebrianka forest.

Confirmed total enemy losses towards Kupiansk and Lyman in terms of personnel amounted to 167 killed and injured. Several more invaders were taken prisoner. A tank, a cannon, an armoured combat vehicle, four vehicles and 79 enemy UAVs were destroyed. Two artillery systems, three armoured personnel carriers and two vehicles were damaged.

The kremlin enacted a law imposing a moratorium on the enforcement of debts from state-owned enterprises of the so-called “lpr” that arose before 30 September 2022 until 1 January 2026. Enforcement documents for the recovery of funds are not subject to enforcement. it was as if Russia was not there. The issues that have accumulated over 2014-2022 will be resolved outside the legal framework.

13 teachers from the territory of the russian federation will work in schools in the occupied Luhansk oblast starting from 1 September. These are the so-called “local teachers”. They were brought from, among others, Barkoshtostan, Astrakhan, and the Chechen Republic.

There is a constant shortage of medicines in the so-called lpr. People wait several hours for an ambulance.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The President of the German Federal Council, Manuela Schwezig, arrived in Kyiv on 24 June on her first visit to Ukraine. She came as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine from all 16 federal states of Germany.

Today, Sweden is opening a trade mission of the Business Sweden organisation in Kyiv. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal made the announcement after a meeting with Johan Forssell and Swedish businessmen, inviting Swedish businesses to invest in Ukraine. He noted that the following sectors have the greatest potential for growth: energy, transport, agri-food, critical materials, IT, green transition and processing industry.

From 21 to 23 June, the National Botanical Garden named after Mykola Hryshko hosted the Kraina Mrii (Land of Dreams) anniversary festival founded by Oleh Skrypka. The special guests were Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Matsuda Kuninori and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Ukraine Harsh Kumar Jain. The festival was attended by 1,000 musicians and raised funds for the 3rd Assault Brigade and Okhmatdyt. There was also a motorcycle rally in Kyiv wearing embroidered shirts and military uniforms.

An apartment building in Solomianskyi district, which was hit by a russian missile in the summer of 2023, is being restored. Five residents were killed, 10 injured and 10 floors damaged. Vitalii Klychko stated that residents of the damaged apartments will be able to return to their repaired homes in November.

Yesterday, on 23 June, a Borshch Picnic was held in Taras Shevchenko Park in Pereiaslav to celebrate the Trinity, raising over UAH 50,000 for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Guests were treated to borshch in various variations and other traditional food. The dishes were shared by starosta districts of Pereiaslav community, NGOs, volunteers and locals.

Anton Dovhopol, Director of Irpin Central City Hospital, said that representatives from Irpin demonstrate the construction project of Irpin Rehabilitation Centre at the International Forum and Workshop “ReBuild Ukraine: Health & Rehabilitation” in Warsaw. At the forum, representatives from different regions of Ukraine presented their projects to rebuild and modernise war-damaged medical facilities. The event was attended by representatives from all over the world, including Europe, the United States and Australia.

Irpin hosted an event for socially vulnerable families organised by the Romanian charity Fight for Freedom. According to Irpin City Council, the event was attended by about 100 families with many children, families of children with disabilities, internally displaced families and families of fallen soldiers. Children took part in workshops and played games, and adults received more than 400 certificates from ATB LLC.

Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn confirmed that Irpin community handed over 60 FPV drones, 5 Mavic 3Ts, Mavic PROs, charging stations, an off-road vehicle, an ATV and food to the military in Kharkiv, Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia.

Hostomel Military Administration reported that in July, veterans, military personnel and their families will be enrolled in a free 8-week course on “Fundamentals of Database Management”. The course includes training in database design and management, writing SQL queries, job search tips and CV preparation. The course was organised by the Ukrainian Veterans Fund, Lobby X and SoftServe. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate and will be able to continue their studies in other areas of development.

Zhytomyr oblast

On 24 June, Zhytomyr Regional Youth Association launched a three-day training on Trauma-informed Youth Work aimed at preparing youth workers to work with victims of traumatic events. The programme covers the study of stress, trauma and human rights in relation to Ukrainian and European legislation and normalises interaction with people who have suffered trauma.

During the week of the recruitment centre’s operation in Zhytomyr, 51 people applied, of whom 22 were referred to military units, either under contract or mobilisation. It is possible to choose a military profession according to skills. Specifically, the centre was approached by military personnel who could not continue to serve in their previous positions due to health reasons.

On 24 June, in Zhytomyr, we said goodbye to Senior Lieutenant Volodymyr Onushko, who was killed in the combat for Ukraine in March 2022 and whose body was returned only two years later. For his heroism, he was awarded three times with departmental awards and other decorations, as well as the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, III class, posthumously.

Volodymyr Vaskivskyi, Head of the Centre for Scientific and Technical Creativity, reported that in Zhytomyr, children from a computer science club created a cartoon about the sinking of the cruiser Moskva. The club, which has 200 students, teaches children from the age of 10 how to create animation and voiceover videos.

Vitalii Uminskyi, Director of the diocesan charity Caritas-Spes, said that the Social Kitchen charity project in Zhytomyr has expanded to the communities of Korosten and Zviahel, providing free meals to hundreds of people affected by the war. Every Friday, 200 meals are distributed in Korosten and 60 meals for the boarding school, and in Zviahel, they plan to distribute about 300 meals. The project is supported by international benefactors such as Renovabis and Italian volunteers, who help feed 300-500 people daily in Zhytomyr. In a month of visits to Korosten and Zviahel, Social Kitchen has already provided 2,000 meals and plans to expand to Berdychiv.

 

Sumy oblast

At night and in the morning, the russians fired 6 times. 19 explosions were recorded. In Khotyn community, the enemy fired from cannon artillery – 3 explosions and mortars – 2 explosions. In Velyka Pysarivka community, russians dropped 2 mines on the community’s territory. In Bilopillia community, an explosive ordnance was dropped from a UAV – 1 explosion. In Shalyhyne community, shelling from an automatic grenade launcher was recorded – 9 explosions. An attack by FPV drones took place in Seredyna-Buda community – 2 explosions.

Yesterday russians made 14 attacks. 37 explosions were recorded. In Velyka Pysarivka community, there was an artillery attack – 2 explosions, mortar shelling – 1 explosion, and the dropping of explosives from a UAV – 2 explosions. In Bilopillia community, artillery shelling was recorded – 8 explosions, and the dropping of explosives from a UAV – 5 explosions. In Esman community, the enemy fired mortars – 2 explosions. In Krasnopillia community, the russians fired from artillery – 9 explosions and mortars – 8 explosions.

The police received a report from residents of a village near the border with russia that they had spotted an unidentified aircraft in their garden. As it turned out, an enemy attack drone had been shot down by Ukrainian air defence forces during another air attack. A mobile group of explosive experts immediately arrived at the scene, inspected the damaged UAV and neutralised it by detonating it.

Chernihiv oblast

Chernihiv police reported that on the morning of 24 June, russian troops fired on Horodnia community, including the village of Butivka using two attack drones. Anatolii Poshenko, the starosta of Butivka starosta district, said tha civilian infrastructure was damaged, including 7 houses, two shops and the starosta’s office.

Viacheslav Chaus, Head of Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, also said that the russians used Shahed kamikaze drones.

Documenting the consequences of Russian strikes. Photo: National Police

Over the past week, the enemy fired 39 times at 18 localities in Chernihiv region, registering 222 explosions. The enemy carried out 2 air strikes using FPV drones (2 explosions). As a result of the shelling, a civilian was wounded and civilian infrastructure was damaged.

Yesterday russians attacked 4 border communities in Chernihiv oblast: Semenivska, Snovsk, Horodnia and Novhorod-Siverskyi. Border guards recorded more than 30 explosions. This was reported by Lyubov Plionsak, a senior press officer of the Chernihiv border guard detachment.

Chernihiv Regional Court is hearing the case of russian soldiers who tried to rape a woman, threatening to shoot her children, during the occupation of a village near Chernihiv in March 2022: Mykola Budayev is a soldier of the 55th Separate Motorised Rifle Brigade, and Faizybek Nematov is a soldier of the 423rd Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment. They are being tried in absentia.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi awarded a soldier from Chernihiv oblast, Valentyn, nicknamed Radio, with the honorary Golden Cross badge for his courage and successful performance of tasks during the battle.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

In the evening, the enemy attacked Nikopol and Myrove communities with artillery. A 66-year-old woman was injured in the oblast’s centre. She was hospitalised in moderate condition. In total, the occupiers launched about two and a half dozen shells at the area. There were several fires, a private house, an outbuilding and a greenhouse were destroyed. Fifteen private houses, 14 outbuildings, a hospital, a polyclinic were damaged, as well as cars and an ambulance. A shop, a church shop, an infrastructure facility, gas pipelines and power lines were hit.

During the day, the occupiers terrorised civilians in the Nikopol region. Four people were injured by enemy shelling. A 72-year-old woman is undergoing outpatient treatment and a 62-year-old man is hospitalised in moderate condition, and another 68-year-old woman will be treated at home. We are checking the information about the fourth victim. In total, about two dozen attacks were carried out in the area during the day. Nikopol, Myrove, Chervonohryhorivka, Marhanets and Pokrovsk communities were hit. An agricultural company, an infrastructure facility, 4 high-rise buildings, as many private homes and outbuildings, a greenhouse, a car, power lines and gas pipelines were damaged.

Vinnytsia oblast

Serhii Morhunov, Vinnytsia Mayor, reported that ​​Vinnytsia oblast has delivered another aid to the 18th Slavic Brigade. It includes 10 Mavic 3Ts, 2 thermal imaging scopes, 2 thermal imagers, and 12 thousand dry showers.

Vsevolod Ivantsov, a defender from Vinnytsia, was posthumously awarded the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, III class. The officer stood up to defend Ukraine from the first days of the full-scale invasion. He was a pilot navigator. He died while performing a military mission in the airspace in Zaporizhzhia on 13 February, 2024.

Kirovohrad oblast

Ihor Baybuz, Oleksandr Teleshko and Andrii Solonenko from the communities of the oblast died in the war with russia.

On 6 June, 2024, soldier Ihor Baibuz, born in 1994, died while performing a combat mission near Chasiv Yar, Bakhmut region, Donetsk oblast.

Oleksandr Teleshko died on 19 June, 2024, as a result of a mortar attack near the village of Hryhorivka, Bakhmut region, Donetsk oblast.

On 19 June, 2024, 35-year-old soldier Andrii Solonenko died during a battle near the village of Heorhiivka, Donetsk oblast.

Poltava oblast

Natalia Vasilenko, a volunteer, reported that Reshetylivka community will deliver humanitarian aid to the 168th Brigade. The Berehynia volunteer organisation is collecting food, personal care products, underwear, socks, mosquito repellent for the soldiers.

Cherkasy oblast

Relatives of the soldiers of the Rage Joint Assault Brigade Andrii Harkavenko, Oleksandr Melanich and Ivan Shevchenko received the Presidential Awards “For Defense of Ukraine”. The police officers were heroically killed while performing combat missions to protect the state.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Yesterday, 23 June, the occupiers attacked Zaporizhzhia oblast 518 times. Nine settlements were under enemy attack. One woman was injured during an enemy airstrike on Polohy region. The enemy carried out airstrikes on Verkhnia Tersa and Kamianske. They directed 193 UAVs of various modifications at Huliaipole, Levadne, Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, and Novoandriivka. There were 29 MLRS attacks on Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Levadne, and Novoandriivka. Additionally, there 294 artillery strikes on the territories of Orikhiv, Huliaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Robotyne, Levadne, and Malynivka. Five reports of housing destruction were received.

Yesterday, 23 June, a fire broke out in the frontline town of Orikhiv due to a russian shelling. Firefighters extinguished the blaze over an area of 250 sq m.

It is reported that the occupiers carried out 7 assaults towards Orikhiv. They were unsuccessful.

Mykolaiv oblast

Yesterday, 23 June, the enemy shelled a settlement in Kutsurub community with artillery. In the evening, they also shelled the coastal area of Ochakiv community. No casualties were reported.

A memorial complex dedicated to the memory of soldiers who were killed in the russian-Ukrainian war will be built on the territory of the Central City Cemetery in Mykolaiv. The city council has prepared the necessary documents and started the project. The next step is the cost estimate examination and ordering documentation, the department noted.

On 23 June, a charity event organised by the Welcome to Ukraine charity fund took place in Mykolaiv. The initiative aimed to raise funds for the purchase of an armored evacuation pickup truck for one of the military brigades. During the event, organisers held a lottery and demonstrated a drift show. According to the organisers, they managed to raise UAH 49,600 for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Odesa oblast

This morning, russian occupiers attacked Odesa oblast with two cruise missiles. The Southern Air Defense Forces intercepted and destroyed one missile. As a result of the attack, a warehouse was damaged, and a fire broke out at the site, which firefighters are currently extinguishing.

Consequences of the russian morning attack on warehouses in Odesa 24 June, 2024. Photo from social media 

Four people were injured as a result of the russian morning attack on the warehouses in Odesa on 24 June, 2024. Three of them were taken to the City Clinical Hospital No. 1 of Odesa City Council.

70 apartments in two residential buildings were damaged due to the morning missile strike on Odesa. Residents of 59 apartments have contacted the operational headquarters. The State Emergency Service reported that warehouse premises were burning over an area of 3000 square meters. More than 90 firefighters and about 20 units of SES equipment were involved in extinguishing the fire.

Reconstruction of the nine-story building in Serhiivka, which was hit by a russian missile on 1 July, 2022, continues. Currently, painting works are being carried out in the apartments, and the dismantling of old surfaces and installation of new walls and floors are ongoing. According to the work schedule, the reconstruction of the destroyed building is planned to be completed by November 2024.

Kherson oblast

Kherson Regional Military Administration reported that russina forces attacked a residential house in the village of Poniativka using a drone. A 52-year-old man inside the house sustained a concussion, shrapnel wounds to the neck, explosive injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. He was taken to the hospital in moderate condition.

Today, Russian military forces shelled Havrylivka in Novooleksandrivka community. As a result of the attack, a 71-year-old woman was killed in her home, and a 63-year-old man was injured and taken to the hospital with a concussion.

Around 1 a.m. today, Russian forces attacked the village of Stepaniivka. The artillery strikes damaged three private houses and two apartment buildings, injuring three people.

Yestreday, one person was killed, and nine were injured due to russian shelling. Kherson, Antonivka, Stanislav, Stepanivka, Veletenske, Ivanivka, Prydniprovske, Dniprovske, Berehove, Mykilske, Kizomys, Beryslav, Olhivka, Burhunka, Urozhaine, Chervonyi Maiak, and Mykhailivka were affected by combined attacks. The shelling damaged two multi-story buildings and 14 private houses, a medical facility, a school, a kindergarten, a post office, a shop, two cars, a garage, gas pipelines, agricultural equipment, and a warehouse.

It is reported that the enemy conducted seven assaults near the village of Krynky on the left bank of the Dnipro River. Suffering losses, they retreated to their original positions.

Southern Defense Forces eliminated 95 occupiers and 32 units of weapons and military equipment over the past day. They destroyed three observation posts, three UAV control points, two firing positions, and a field supply buildup.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The RMA held a regular meeting of the Regional Defense Council. They discussed admission of conscripts to higher educational institutions in order to receive a postponement from mobilisation.

Zakarpattia oblast

17 children from families of military personnel went on vacation to Lithuania. During the week, they will recuperate in the summer camp of the city of Kachergine (Kauna region). The vacation for the children was organised by Zakarpattia Regional Council together with Valerius Makunas, Mayor of Kaunas region. This is the 3rd trip of children from Zakarpattia, organised by Lithuanian partners within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed in 2015 with Kaunas region of the Republic of Lithuania.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Ivano-Frankivsk community sent 20 FPV drones, a sight and drone components to the Separate Platoon of Unmanned Aerial Systems SAPSAN of the State Special Transport Service thanks to the budget funds.

Ivano-Frankivsk City Council reported that a mobile registrar that collects applications from residents for compensation for damage to property as a result of an enemy strike has been put into operation.

In Yamnytsk community, the memory of defenders who were killed in the struggle for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine was commemorated. In the prayer, everyone who gave his life for the Motherland was remembered. Relatives of the fallen Heroes were awarded posthumous state and regional awards and honours. Also on this day, an evening of remembrance and gratitude was held in the community, at which the God. Portrait book about the fallen Hero Volodymyr Katamai entitled was presented.

Lviv oblast

Over the past 7 days, the volunteers of Medical Psychological Assistance, who, on the initiative of Lviv RMA, are on duty 24 hours a day at the Main Railway Station of Lviv, have met another 118 people from the frontline areas. Among them are 26 persons with disabilities. People needed help when getting off trains and transportation through the station, informational help, psychological help and help with settlement.

In Lviv oblast, an open inclusive equestrian training was held. Training for soldiers currently undergoing rehabilitation took place at the Victoria Equestrian Sports Club as part of the League of the Invincibles project.

The singer YATSUTA, together with Unbroken centre, made a photo project for wives of soldiers and women who are undergoing rehabilitation after being injured. Yana, who lost a limb in Avdiivka due to a shell that hit her house; Tatiana, whose husband was seriously injured and is currently undergoing rehabilitation; Natalia, whose husband lost a limb at the front while she was expecting twins; Victoria, who lost her husband in the war, joined the project. Participants of the project were chosen for their looks, did their makeup, hairstyles and organised a photo session.

Rivne oblast

The E-Card of veteran services was presented in Rivne oblast. The electronic service will help veterans and their family members and families of fallen defenders to find the necessary services provided by the state, communities or various organisations.

Ternopil oblast

The sculpture Jura was opened in the National Renaissance Park. The new sculpture was installed at the initiative and with the funds of benefactors. Forged Jura symbolises the strength of spirit of the Ukrainian people, their invincibility and will to victory.

Sculpture Jura. Photo: Ternopil City Council

Khmelnytskyi oblast

In Khmelnytskyi, an Opportunities Fair for IDP took place. Public organisations and charitable foundations presented their projects and areas of work with IDPs. Participants of the fair had the opportunity to receive express consultations on employment. During the event, the audiovisual exhibition Displaced Fates: Stories of Courage and Fortitude was presented.

Chernivtsi oblast

The RMA reported that the To the Glory of Bukovyna honorary award for the flawless performance of military and official duty, personal courage and heroism, shown in the defence of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, was presented to Pavlo Teminskyi, senior soldier from Vyzhnytskyi region.

Klishkovetsk community in Bukovyna allocated UAH 150,000 for the purchase of quadcopters for the Military Unit 3113 of the National Guard of Ukraine thanks to the budget funds.

International support of Ukraine in the russian-Ukrainian war (russia’s invasion of Ukraine)

The Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic reported that by the end of June, Ukraine will receive the 1st batch of ammunition as part of the Czech initiative.

The EU officially adopted the 14th package of sanctions against russia. The package further applies pressure on russian energy and includes measures to prevent attempts to circumvent European sanctions. In addition, 116 individuals and legal entities were added to the sanctions list.

Josep Borrell, EU Chief Diplomat, reported that the European Union developed a legal workaround to bypass Hungary’s veto on arms purchases for Ukraine using profits from frozen russian assets this year. It can also remove obstacles for the Big Seven to pay $50bn to Ukraine.

Robert Habek, Vice Chancellor of Germany, stated that Germany asks China not to transfer dual-use goods to russia that can be used for war.

South Korea will help Ukraine without restrictions if russia sent weapons to the dprk. According to Jang Ho Jin, National Security Adviser, Seoul’s decision to provide weapons to Ukraine depends on how russia’s military cooperation with north korea, which recently concluded a strategic partnership agreement, will develop.

Manuela Schwezig, Head of the Federal Council of Germany, arrived in Kyiv. She said that her visit is a sign of solidarity of all 16 German federal states with Ukraine. Thus, the official became the 1st Head of the Bundesrat to visit Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of russia.


 

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Tamara Moshkovska, Sofia Ratynska, Ioanna Kryvenko, Аnna Efremova, Albahachiieva Helena

Translated by Tetyana Pidgorna, Yana Hushchyna, Zhanna Anshukova, Litrovnyk Alla, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova


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