Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news August 15, 2022 (photo)

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Ioanna Kryvenko

Editor-in-chief, Ukrainian Women’s Guard Ruslan Polishchuk

It has been the 173rd day of Ukraine’s resistance to russian military invasion. 

Ukraine briefly:

It has been the 173rd day of Ukraine’s resistance to russian military invasion. 

Here is operational information as of 6pm:

Towards Volyn and Polissia, units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of belarus are strengthening protection of a section of the belarusian-Ukrainian border in Brest and Homel oblasts. 

Measures are taken to check the combat readiness of the Armed Forces of belarus. This might continue until August 20, 2022.

There is also a threat of missile and air strikes launched from the territory and airspace of the Republic of belarus.

Towards Siversk, the enemy fired barreled artillery at Basivka, Budky, Holyshivske and Mohrytsia of Sumy oblast. These actions are aimed at demonstrating the enemy’s presence in the area and detering units of the Defense Forces.

Towards Kharkiv, to prevent the Ukrainian Defense Forces from conducting the offensive, the enemy continues destroying military and civilian objects by every means of fire damage possible. The settlements of Dementiivka, Korobochkine, Nove, Odnorobivka, Piatykhatky, Protopopivka, Pytomnyk, Rtyshchivka, Ruska Lozova, Ruski Tyshky, Sosnivka, and Slatyne, Slobozhanske, Svitlychne, Shevelivka, and were fired from tanks, barreled and rocket artillery.

Near Verkhniy Saltiv, Sosnivka and Rtyshchivka, the invaders used aircraft to launch strikes. 

The enemy tried to break through the defenses of our troops towards Kozacha Lopan – Udy. The Ukrainian military faced the invaders with dignity and threw them back.

Towards Sloviansk, the enemy unsuccessfully tried to push back our defenders in the areas of Asiivka, Hrushuvakha, Krasnopillia, and Mazanivka with concentrated artillery fire. Then, by conducting assault actions, the enemy tried to gain a foothold towards Dovhenke – Mazanivka, but failed and withdrew.

Towards Kramatorsk, enemy shelling was recorded near  Ivano-Darivka, Raihorodka and Spirne. Enemy aircraft operated near Pryshyb and Spirne.

Towards Ivano-Daryivka, Vyimka and Vesele, the invaders tried to advance with offensive and assault actions. They failed completely and randomly retreated to their previously occupied positions.

Towards Bakhmut, using the available means of fire damage to target Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Fedorivka,  Konstantynivka, Pivnichne, Shumy, Soledar, Vesela Dolyna, Vasiukivka, Vershyna, Yakovlivka, and Zaitsevo, the enemy tried to create favorable conditions for further offensive in certain areas.

Airstrikes were launched near Soledar and Yakovlevka. An assault attempt  from the area of the Vuhlehirsk TPP towards Vershyna resulted in the enemy’s failure and withdrawal.

Towards Avdiivka, the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Marinka,  Opytne, Pisky, and Vodiane were shelled. The occupiers also launched airstrikes near Niu York, Novobakhmutivka and Vodiane.

The enemy unsuccessfully tried to gain a foothold near Nevelske and Staromykhailivka.

Towards Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia, the enemy fired tanks, barreled artillery and multiple launch rocket systems at the settlements along the contact line. Aircraft were involved in launching strikes near Charivne, Novomykhailivka, Shcherbaky and Yelizavetivka.

The invaders tried to attack towards Slavne – Novomykolaivka, Solodke – Vodiane, Solodke – Volodymyrivka, Yehorivka – Pavlivka. They were rebuffed, suffered losses and retreated.

Towards the South Buh, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery of various types along the contact line and in the depth of our defense to prevent re-deployment of Ukrainian units and creation of favorable conditions for a counterattack. 

Near Andreevka, Blahodatne, Lozove and Myrne, the enemy launched air strikes.

In the Black  and Azov Sea  maritime operational zones, the enemy’s ships focus their main efforts on reconnaissance, blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea and damaging military facilities and infrastructure elements in the depths of Ukraine.

Three carriers of sea-based cruise missiles of the Kalibr type are kept ready to use high-precision weaponry.

The Verkhovna Rada supported extension of martial law from August 23 to November 21. The deputies also approved the presidential decree on continuation of mobilization. 

The Verkhovna Rada adopted a law that introduces the required changes to conclude a “customs visa-free regime” with the European Union. The document provides for Ukraine’s accession to the Convention on the Common Transit Procedure (NCTS). “Customs visa-free regime” will allow Ukrainian business to use a number of simplifications.

The Verkhovna Rada elected Roman Maselko and Mykola Moroz as members of the High Council of Justice (HCJ). Four candidates applied for two positions in the HCJ under the quota of the parliament. Roman Maselko is the Chairman of the NABU Civil Oversight Council, a member of the Public Integrity Council, an expert of the judicial group of the Reanimation Package of Reforms. During the Euromaidan era, he defended Automaidan protesters for free as a lawyer and helped them regain illegally taken rights. Mykola Moroz is a PhD (Law), Associate Professor of the Department of Civil Law of Yaroslav the Wise National Law University.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree dismissing Head of the Security Service of Ternopil oblast Yurii Boreichuk, Head of the Main Directorate of the Special Service in Kyiv and the oblast Serhii Zaiats, as well as Head of the Security Service in Lviv oblast Artem Bondarenko. Instead, Bondarenko was appointed the new head of the SSU in Kyiv and Kyiv oblast.

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that the invaders launched intense missile attacks on Kharkiv and the region last night. The defense headquarters recorded the launch of more than ten missiles from Belhorod, russia. The missiles hit the Sloboda district, damaging a company building.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the invaders shelled settlements in Bohodukhiv, Chuhuiv, Izium and Kharkiv districts with tanks and artillery. Russians launched airstrikes near Rtyshchivka and Verkhnii Saltiv.

The enemy uses rocket and barrel artillery, tanks and aviation. The invaders attempted to advance towards Tykhotske – Dolyna, but retreated with losses under the fire of our defenders.

Kharkiv Mayor, Ihor Terekhov, informed that about 10 hits were recorded in the Saltiv district. As a result of the shelling, a garage cooperative was on fire and a nine-storey building damaged.

According to the Regional Police Department, 7 people were injured as a result of the shelling. The regional Emergency Medical Centre reports that 4 people were hospitalized, two of them in serious condition. One of the injured died in hospital after the shelling in Saltivka.

Several missiles landed in Merefa. Infrastructure and an industrial building were damaged. The invaders also shelled Koviahy, Valky community.

Chuhuiv Mayor, Halyna Minaieva, said that there was a missile hit in Chuhuiv. Russians hit an industrial zone that was not operating.

Based on the information provided by Ukrainian Railways, security measures will be increased at the Kharkiv railway station from August 16. At the station  an integrated baggage inspection system will be installed, containing 2 stationary metal detectors (“frame”), 2 x-ray television introscopes and manual metal detectors.

Installation of baggage inspection system. Photo: Ukrainian Railways

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, claims that so far, there is no talk about forced evacuation from Kharkiv and the region in winter. But he notes that they are working with international partners, in particular with Poland, on possible accommodation of people outside the territory of the state.

Donetsk oblast

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, reported that russians killed 3 civilians and injured 13 in Bakhmut, Marinka and Soledar.

Bakhmut Deputy Head, Oleksandr Marchenko, informed that russian troops shelled residential areas of Bakhmut. There were casualties.

Head of the Sloviansk City Military Administration, Vadym Liakh, said that the invaders shelled the city. There were no casualties.

Five foreigners from the UK, Sweden and Croatia, who fought on the Ukrainian side, were charged with mercenarism. All of them refused to plead guilty in the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic supreme court”.

Luhansk oblast

According to the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, on the front line, russians are using assault and military aviation more actively, and three settlements were shelled from the air. The enemy also launched seven missiles and the invaders’ artillery operated seven times during the night. Four times, russians shelled cities and villages with multiple rocket launchers and six times – with mortars. Four tank offensives were carried out.

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, informed that more than a hundred Wagner Group soldiers could have died after a strike on PMC Wagner’s headquarters in Popasna on August 14. He confirmed that Ukrainian troops had launched the strike and suggested waiting for official confirmation from the General Staff.

In Sievierodonetsk, the invaders are demolishing damaged houses to make a fake picture of the blooming city. More than a hundred apartment buildings have already been selected for demolition.

More than UAH 7 billion are needed to restore the communal infrastructure in Luhansk oblast. This amount covers only restoration of centralized gas, water and electricity supply. According to Vitalii Surai, director of the Department of Housing and Communal Services of Regional Military Administration, these are approximate calculations as of May. Final numbers can be made only after de-occupation, de-mining of territories and expert analysis.

Forced mobilization continues in the occupied territories, including even builders from russia, who were initially sent to help.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

A meeting with Ambassador of Israel to Ukraine, Michael Brodsky, was held at the Kyiv RMA. They discussed cooperation in creating rehabilitation centers for the military personnel and training psychologists to work with people in crisis. Ukraine will also adopt Israel’s practices in managing the educational process under war conditions.

The unidentified bodies of people killed during the occupation continue to be buried in Bucha. Thirty-five people have already been buried, and about 50 unidentified civilians still remain. DNA samples were taken.

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, 313 potential members of 23 sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been detained in Kyiv. Following investigations, some of the cases have been disproved, but most of the suspects have been handed over to the Security Service of Ukraine. At present, 10 operational teams are working to identify hostile sabotage and reconnaissance groups in Kyiv.

Offline classes have begun in some higher educational institutions in Kyiv. Due to martial law, all institutions are provided with shelters and checked by the State Emergency Service. At some departments, students and staff work in shifts. Students who are unable to travel are studying online.

A free training session on providing first-aid to animals was held at the ‘Vystavkovyi Tsentr’ animal shelter. Veterinarians explained how to help animals who are bleeding, electrocuted or have other injuries, as well as how to help a stray animal. More than a hundred pet owners took part in the training.

Training on providing first-aid to animals. Photo: Ruslan Kanyuka, Ukrinform.

A volunteer checkers tournament with 11-year-old world checkers champion Valeria Yezhova will be held in Vcentri HUB, the Obolon district. This young volunteer has been playing chess with passers-by for donations to the AFU for some time now and has managed to collect 70K hryvnias for our defenders.

Zhytomyr oblast

State Emergency Service crews continue mine clearance activity in Zhytomyr oblast. They disposed three artillery shells found by local residents near the villages of Vaskovychi and Mala Zubivschina, the Korosten district.

Volunteers from the Vilshanka community in Zhytomyr oblast manufactured and sent to the front line more than 2K forged braces for the construction of bunkers. The craftsmen had been working for almost a week and were strictly following the blacksmith’s technique. They also sent camouflage nets made by locals and other necessary items to our defenders.

Forged braces for bunkers on the frontline. Photo: Zhytomyr Suspilne

Sumy oblast

Yunakivka, Khotyn, Bilopillia, Nova Sloboda and Esman communities came under enemy fire. As reported in the SBGS, the enemy inflicted fire damage from mortars, small arms and barrel artillery. A private house and a granary of a farm were damaged due to the shelling of the Yunakivka community.

The Sumy RMA reported that a harvester exploded in a field in the Krasnopillia community near the village of Hrabovske. According to the information of the regional police, the harvester driver ignored the “Mine” markings, drove into the prohibited territory and detonated two anti-tank mines. The driver is in hospital in serious condition.

Harvester blew up on anti-tank mines, Krasnopillia community. Photo: Sumy RMA

Dmytro Zhivytskyi, Head of the Sumy RMA reported that an on-site meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation was held in Sumy oblast. The meeting discussed issues of food security, stabilization and development of the economy, as well as recording and investigating war crimes in the territories that used to be under occupation. As of August 14, 865 criminal offenses related to russian invaders’ hostilities in Sumy oblast were registered.

The budget of Sumy oblast has been fulfilled by 96% of the plan. The Sumy RMA reports that this is the indicator of implementation of the budget of the oblast during seven months of the current year. Due to the full-scale war started by the russian federation on the territory of Ukraine, efficiency of enterprises has dropped resulting in a reduction in the number of employees. However, the income from state and other institutions compensate for decreased personal income taxes.

Chernihiv oblast

The enemy shelled the Novgorod-Siverskyi community twice. According to Head of the Chernihiv RMA Viacheslav Chaus, more than 70 explosions were recorded on the outskirts of the village of Kamianska Sloboda and near the village of Pushkari. Civilian infrastructure was damaged due to the shelling.

Cooperation in the medical field, humanitarian aid and reconstruction assistance were discussed at the meeting with the first adviser of the Embassy of France in Ukraine, Bruno Cossanel, and the embassy’s humanitarian aid attache, Mr. Frédéric Rousseau. The French government is ready to involve its specialists and equipment in demining the territory of the oblast and training Ukrainian specialists in demining reservoirs.

Demining of the oblast territory continues. As reported by the State Emergency Service, over the past week, pyrotechnic and underwater demining crews were involved in the disposal of explosive ordnance (EO) 102 times and a total of 1,281 such items were removed. Since the beginning of hostilities, 39,573 EOs have been neutralized.

The Chernihiv RMA reported that creation and modernization of the notification system continues in the oblast. Partners from the USA are ready to sign a contract for development of the corresponding project. The system is planned to be installed in all settlements with a population of five thousand or more.

82 out of 407 educational institutions of the Chernihiv oblast are ready for full-time training. Almost 100 kindergartens and schools located in a 40-kilometer zone from enemy borders will not accept children offline. About 200 institutions will work remotely.

The Chernihiv RMA reports that thanks to philanthropists, a bomb shelter will be set up in the support school in Kolychivka of the Ivanivka community. Assistance is provided as part of  the Angels of Freedom project. Construction materials were purchased thanks to the support of the Ukraine TrustChain organization. About 170 students from the surrounding villages study in this institution.

The information campaign of the state program to support entrepreneurship eRobota is ongoing. The regional military administration reported that during the third wave of the campaign, 55 applications for grants for their own business were received.

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

At night, Dnipropetrovsk oblast was again under fire. The enemy hit Sinelnykove and Nikopol districts. The russians attacked the Nikopol district from Grads, firing 20 missiles. Warehouses, workshops and administrative premises of an industrial enterprise were destroyed. There are no casualties. The Marganets community was targeted by another 20 missiles, there was no destruction and casualties.

In the Pokrovsk community, an energy infrastructure enterprise was damaged due to enemy shelling. No one was injured. 

The Russian army hit the Sinelnykove district with four S-300 missiles. The social infrastructure object was destroyed. One russian X-59 missile was shot down by the Ukrainian military.

Dnipropetrovsk oblast was visited by Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk. In particular, she visited one of the boarding houses, where about 170 immigrants live. According to the director of the institution Oleh Kondrashevsky, mostly elderly people from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts come here. Some people will be sent further abroad and to the west of the country. The institution will be transformed into a transshipment point for those who are evacuating.

Irina Vereshchuk visited one of the boarding houses. Photo: Suspilne Dnipro

Under the relocation program, about forty enterprises moved from the zone of active hostilities to Dnipro. According to Head of the Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship Development Department of the Dnipro City Council Irina Zhuravleva, these are enterprises from Kramatorsk, Mariupol, Kharkiv, Pokrovsk, Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk, Druzhkivka, etc. Everyone is trying to quickly install equipment and start production activities, some enterprises have already launched a workflow.

Vinnytsia oblast

The military of the 59th separate motorized infantry brigade named after Yakov Handziuk, which is stationed in Vinnytsia region, assembled an anti-tank installation from parts of captured russian equipment. They report this on their page. The fighters installed the MT-12 Rapira anti-tank gun on the army tractor MT-LB.

Homemade anti-tank artillery installation. Photo from the 59th separate motorized infantry brigade named after Handziuk

Vinnytsia received a gift from its twin city Kielce  – quadcopters DJI Mavic 3. According to Mayor Serhii Morhunov, support from the Polish city has been felt since the first days of russian military aggression. It is worth recalling that the residents of Kielce sheltered hundreds of Ukrainians and organized four shifts of vacation for young Vinnytsia residents. They also sent tons of humanitarian cargo.

Quadcopters DJI Mavic 3. Photo from Serhii Morhunov’s Facebook page

Kirovohrad oblast

Kirovohrad oblast welcomed evacuation trains from Donetsk oblast. 178 migrants, including 50 children, arrived in Znamianka. Residents of Donetsk region have already been sheltered in Kropyvnytskyi, Oleksandria, Petrove, Kompaniivka, Znamianka, Svitlovodsk. In total, during the mandatory evacuation, almost 1,400 people found refuge in the oblast. Everyone, is provided with medical and psychological assistance, social payments, registration of lost documents.

Evacuation train from Donetsk oblast. Photo: Andrii Raikovych/ Kirovohrad Regional State Administration (OVA)

In the village of Velyka Severynka, the Kropyvnytskyi region, a local cultural center is being rebuilt. Village Head Serhii Levchenko said that 3 million hryvnias from the community budget have already been spent on restoration. With this money, they built a roof, replaced some of the windows, and provided power supply. In 16 days, a ritual room, a corridor and stairs should be completed.

Poltava oblast

The Poltava RMA reports that the consolidated Poltava assault company, which has been fighting in the Bakhmut district of Donetsk region for the past month and a half, has returned home. The defenders are exhausted, yet unbroken. The Poltava assault company was formed from mobilized residents of the Poltava district, most of whom had never been in a combat zone before the war. 

Cherkasy oblast

In Cherkasy, in an educational institution for children with scoliosis, shelters are turned into classrooms. The entire teaching staff is engaged in preparing them for September 1. The director of the institution Lyudmila Sharapa says that in the basement of the school shelter, walls are being painted, lighting repaired, and bathrooms installed. 600 people can be sheltered. Local artist Volodymyr Shiropoias is painting panoramas of his hometown on the walls.

Artist Volodymyr Shiropoyas at work. Photo: Social Networks

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the situation has not changed significantly. The enemy concentrates its main efforts on holding the occupied positions.

The occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in the areas of Omelnyk, Zhovtenke, and Tavriiske.

The police documented 15 crimes of the russian federation. Enemy fire damaged 16 private houses and several apartments of residents of Polohy and Zaporizhzhia districts.

Consequences of enemy shelling in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Photo: National Police

The resistance forces damaged the railway bridge near the temporarily occupied Melitopol towards the southwest. According to the mayor Ivan Fedorov, the occupiers have been unable to restore it for two days. The main goal is to stop the supply of ammunition to the front lines of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts. After that, the occupiers began mass filtering activities in Melitopol and nearby settlements.

Mayor Ivan Fedorov reports that Russian troops are moving from Kherson oblast to the temporarily occupied Melitopol after the strikes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Antonivsky Bridge. In addition, they are taking their families out of Melitopol. 

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appealed to the UN, the EU, the European Council, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the parliaments and governments of the IAEA member states to condemn the act of nuclear terrorism committed by the aggressor state at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in the city of Enerhodar. The resolution was supported by 301 people’s deputies of Ukraine.

1,399 people, including 417 children, were evacuated from the temporarily occupied territory.

Mykolaiv Oblast

At night, the enemy again attacked Mykolaiv atypically using S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems. Another educational institution of the city was affected, part of the building collapsed. A hotel on the outskirts of the regional center was also damaged. There are no victims.

The settlements of Kotliareve, Shyroke, and Poliana were also shelled. The final information about the victims and damage is being clarified.

The regional center and the villages of Bereznehuvate, Vysunsk, and Semenivka were under enemy fire. Residential buildings, a private enterprise, and an administrative building were damaged.

Consequences of enemy shelling in Mykolaiv oblast. Photo: National Police.

In July, Mykolaivoblenergo restored power to almost 73K homes. This is more than 15% of the total number of restorations carried out this month throughout Ukraine. According to the Mykolayiv RMA, more than 210 high-voltage overhead power lines and 66 transformer substations have been damaged as a result of hostilities since the beginning of the full-scale aggression.

The humanitarian headquarters at the Mykolayiv RMA received humanitarian aid for residents of the region from Latvian friends. Balanced food packages with everything necessary were formed thanks to cooperation of all donors. Aid will be delivered to IDPs’ and residents’ families that suffer the most from shelling.

Odesa Oblast

In the Black Sea, the ship-boat group has been increased in number of missile carriers on combat duty to 3 respectively, the number of Kalibr missiles – to 24.

As a result of a mine explosion in Zatoka, Odesa oblast, on August 14, three people were killed, two more are in the hospital. This was reported by the regional National Police.

The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority reported that the ships SARA and EFE entered the Odesa port to load Ukrainian agricultural products. The SARA bulker will load 8K tons of corn, while the EFE vessel will load about 7,5K tons of oil.

A medical worker was detained in Odesa oblast. He collected  data on the Armed Forces and Territorial Defense Forces, reserve airfields and military training grounds in the south of the region and transferred it to the special services of the russian federation. The russians used that information to plan operations of sabotage groups, mass and targeted missile attacks.

In Odesa, 33 schools and 4 kindergartens have shelters equipped in accordance with the requirements. The shelters can accommodate 10K children. Though most parents prefer distance education. Only 3K children will study offline.

Kherson Oblast

Ukrainian missile and artillery units inflicted losses on the enemy, eliminating 31 soldiers and destroying 1 T-72 tank, 2 self-propelled Pion guns, 1 self-propelled artillery unit, 1  Sani mortar complex and 2 units of automotive equipment. 2 warehouses with enemy ammunition in Blahodativka and Novopetrivka were also destroyed.

The russian army carried out massive shelling from Grad launchers in the Kochubeivka territorial community, Kherson oblast. The village of Pryhiria, where the rockets damaged and destroyed the houses of local residents, was the most affected. There are no casualties among the civilian population.

A car was blown up by a mine on the way to the Kinburn Spit. Two people were killed, another one injured.

Western regions


Mayor of the city Ihor Polishchuk announced that about 40K residents of Lutsk (almost 20% of the population) left the city at the beginning of the war. Approximately 10K-15K have already returned.

A car was sent from Volyn to the front line. The Volkswagen Transporter bus for the needs of the Armed Forces was purchased with funds deducted from the one-day earnings of employees of the Lutsk City Council, as well as the city’s educational and cultural institutions.

The military unit that takes care of servicemen who have completed treatment after injuries, or continue medical examination in medical institutions, received humanitarian aid – sleeping bags, mattresses, blankets, etc, prepared and provided at the humanitarian warehouse at the Volyn RMA.

This year, in Lutsk, the annual patriotic run for the Heroes of Ukraine will be held online, considering martial law conditions. All registered participants will be able to run a selected distance between August 24 and September 25.

Run for the Heroes of Ukraine. Photo: from social networks

In Volyn representatives of the National Social Service of Ukraine met relevant structural units. The meeting discussed strengthening the role of women in the processes of achieving peace and post-conflict reconstruction.

Zakarpattia oblast

Ares, a four-legged defender, is on the front line as part of one of the anti-terrorist units of Zakarpattia. Recently, the oblast authorities ordered special equipment for the dog from the US – a ballistic mask, protective paw pads, headphones, a tactical vest, etc. Head of the Zakarpattia RMA Viktor Mykyta notes that this equipment is necessary to reduce the risks of injuries of the service dog.

The Viktor Leshchynsky Charitable Foundation and the Vylotsk Village Council sent humanitarian aid to the military personnel on the front line – food, personal hygiene products, sleeping bags and camouflage nets.

Agribusinesses of Zakarpattia completed harvesting early crops.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The regional emergency department reported that the thunderstorm damaged notification equipment. An emergency team is working to identify the malfunction.

The State Committee for Television and Radio of Ukraine reports that despite the war, the number of publishers is increasing in Prykarpattia.

Lviv oblast

The RMA reported that Lviv oblast is 68% ready for winter. Scheduled preparations are underway. All cities of Lviv oblast, in particular Novoiavorivsk and Novyi Rozil, will start the heating season on time.

90% of preschool education institutions in the Stryi region are ready for the new school year. The Stryi RMA reported that the protective structures of educational institutions were inspected by representatives of the Department of Education, the State Emergency Service and the police.

The Lviv City Council reported that during the war, over 90K Ukrainians received medical treatment in Lviv. 

A meeting with the delegation of the Czech Republic took place in the Lviv RMA. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Jaroslav Kurfürst, named five areas in which the Czech Republic would like to cooperate – medicine, transport, military engineering, power engineering and environmental protection.

As part of the 1000 cars of freedom project, thanks to the Vehicles for Ukrainian guards organization, 19 cars from Lviv oblast will go to the front lines. The cars are filled with first-aid kits, bulletproof vests and other humanitarian goods.

Volunteers of the Przemysl community solemnly took an oath of loyalty to the Ukrainian people.

Volunteers. Photo: Lviv RMA

The fifth aid mission Valentyna from the Italians arrived in Lviv. This is medical assistance to military doctors – two ambulances, an ambulance, medicines and food with a long shelf life. The Valentina aid mission was founded by Luigi Afleri and Andrea Pelosi at the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine and named in honor of the military doctor Valentina Pushych, who was killed in February in Kyiv.

The football community of Zolochiv region joined the 1000 cars of freedom initiative and purchased a car for the Armed Forces of Ukraine with its own funds.

Car for the Armed Forces. Photo: Lviv RMA

Children of soldiers and immigrants will spend a two-week vacation in France with their mothers. The association Alliance Occitanie Ukraine will provide accommodation, food and transport. Qualified psychological help will be offered to those willing.

The children of the Lviv military together with their mothers arrived in the Croatian city of Otocac, where they will spend two weeks in a mountain children’s camp. This is the second group that went on vacation.The trip takes place on the initiative of the city of Otocac, with the assistance of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Croatia Vasyl Kyrylychand with the support of the Lviv City Council.

As part of the Summer without worries project, agrotherapy sessions were organized for internally displaced children from Kyiv oblast. Children had a tour of berry plantations on a bee truck, visited a farm to see animals and attended many master classes.

Rivne oblast

The Rivne City Council reported that during the war, 4 510 forcibly displaced persons, including 944 children, received medical assistance in Rivne.

In Rivne oblast, an inspection of the local joint unit of the State Emergency Service took place regarding the readiness to perform assigned tasks in the event of radiation accidents.

The RMA reported that in support of the Azov regiment, boxing matches were held in Rivne.

In Rivne, a unique collection Replaced Ladybugs was presented – eighteen children from different cities of Ukraine, who found shelter in Rivne oblast, wrote their own stories about war and victory.

Collection Replaced Ladybugs. Photo: Rivne City Council

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil was visited by the burgomaster of the city of Barut, Peter Ilk, as part of the German delegation. The guests handed over humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian military, which would be sent to the front in the near future.

Employees of one of Ternopil’s special police units underwent coordination on updating their professional level. Law enforcement officers practiced basic techniques of tactical actions with weapons, the rules of providing first aid and handling explosive objects in the field.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy posthumously awarded Serhiy Pohar, the Hero from Ternopil Oblast with the III degree Order For Courage.

The first million tonnes of grains were harvested in Ternopil Oblast.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Khmelnytskyi is one of the eleven oblasts of Ukraine, where 5 multidisciplinary mobile teams have been created within the framework of the all-Ukrainian project Integrated Support through Interdisciplinary Mobile Teams that provide comprehensive social and psychological assistance to war victims.

The initiator of a honey fair Roman Yushchyshyn said that the fair was held in Khmelnytskyi oblast, where funds were collected for the needs of the Armed Forces. Fair participants donated as much as they could, but the minimum donation was set at 10% of the sale.

Chernivtsi oblast

The security forces of the Chernivtsi RTCP and SS underwent training at one of the training grounds, where for several days they honed their skills in shooting, mine-explosive work, engineering and technical equipment of positions, as well as tactical training. 

The Week of Business has started in the Chernivtsi RMA. From August 15 to 19, Head of the RMA Ruslan Zaparaniuk will be discussing issues of support and cooperation with representatives of the region’s business community.

International support

Minister of Defense of Latvia, Artis Pabriks, announced that Latvia transferred 2 Mi-17 and Mi-2 helicopters to Ukraine. In the near future, they will be fully included in the aircraft fleet of the Armed Forces.

British Defense Minister Ben Wallace announces that the GB will send three additional M270 MLRSs to Ukraine, as well as a “significant” number of missiles for them.

New Zealand will send 120 soldiers to Britain to train Ukrainians.Two infantry units will train the Ukrainian military in effective combat, weapon handling and first aid in combat.

Latvia restores the program for rehabilitation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers. 12 Ukrainian soldiers will begin a three-week course of treatment at the Vayvari National Rehabilitation Center for rehabilitation and recovery after serious injuries.

The Office of the President of Ukraine reports that France is ready to help in demining the de-occupied territories of Ukraine and restoration of Chernihiv Oblast.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held the first talks in the history of bilateral relations with the President of Niger Mohamed Bazum.

President of Poland Andrzej Duda honored the memory of fallen soldiers of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, who in 1920 fought together with the Polish Army against the bolsheviks.

President of Poland Andrzej Duda. Photo: from social networks

The representative of the Association of Lithuanian Banks Valeria Kiguolene reported that on August 15, Siauliu Bankas stopped operations with ruble payments. Payment for cargo transit with Kaliningrad is made through the bank.

Minister of Immigration and Integration of Denmark Kore Dubvad stated that visa restrictions for russians should be introduced at the level of the entire EU.

Polish President Andrzej Duda accused russia of violating a major taboo since World War II.

Mayor of Dusseldorf, Stefan Keller, announced that in Dusseldorf, all signs of twinning with moscow will be removed, instead new signs will indicate the new sister city – Chernivtsi.

Germany will use models of russian tanks as targets. The GaardTech company has developed robotic models of tanks T-90A, T-14 “Armata” and others specifically for practicing shooting at targets.

Charity foundation Future for Ukraine will open a second Children Hub children’s center in Warsaw for Ukrainian children aged 3 to 15 who were forced to evacuate since the beginning of the large-scale invasion of the russian federation.

Before the start of the full-scale war, 2 million Ukrainians lived in Poland. After February 24, another 5 million Ukrainian citizens crossed the border. Ukrainians make up about 8% of the total population of Poland. The largest number of Ukrainians live in Rzeszow, making up 37% of all city residents.

Apple requires video hosting Rutube to hide the content of russian state media in its iOS application.

At one of the most visited sights in Finland, the raising of the locks of the almost century-old dam on the Imatrankoski River near the city of Imatra begins with the singing of the national anthem of Ukraine.

BBC released a documentary Frontline Frontline Frontman about the Ukrainian band Antitila on the front lines.

Ukrainian singer, soloist of the band KAZKA, Oleksandra Zaritska performed at the Sziget festival in Budapest. During the performance, KAZKA called for the release of the Azov fighters.

Band KAZKA performance in Budapest. Photo: from social networks

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