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Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news June 2, 2022 (photo, video)

Materials prepared by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Reka Olena, Viktoriia Peremoga

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It has been the ninety-ninth day of the Ukrainian people’s heroic resistance against the Russian military invasion.

Speaking at the International Security Forum in Bratislava to the leaders of the European Union, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that about 100 soldiers from the Armed Forces are killed and about 450-500 are injured in Donbas daily.

President Zelenskyy also addressed the Parliament of Luxembourg and expressed hope for granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership. The President says that Ukraine has de facto become part of the EU cooperating both at the bilateral and the EU levels on a full membership scale.

He also said that about 20% of the territory of Ukraine is now under the control of the russian occupiers, i.e. 2 603 settlements, while 1 017 settlements have been liberated. About 300K square kilometres are contaminated with mines and shells that have not exploded. Almost 12 million Ukrainians have become internally displaced persons. More than 5 million, primarily women and children, have gone abroad.

Ukraine briefly:

The russian military is shelling eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, striking Sumy oblast.

In Luhansk oblast, it is especially dangerous due to shelling from various types of weapons all over the area. 80% of Severodonetsk is under russian control. The russian army tries to break through the AFU defense from several directions in Luhansk oblast, including Zolote, Popasna, Komyshuvakha and Bilohorivka. The enemy was pushed away from several streets of Severodonetsk. In Lysychansk hospital, several rooms and vehicles were destroyed.


Head of the Kherson RMA Hennadii Lahuta said that the occupation forces in Kherson oblast did not give any “humanitarian corridors”, even for taking children away from the region. The occupiers offer Ukrainians to travel through the occupied Crimea to russia, Georgia, etc., but it is illegal.

The enemy continues shelling relatively calm regions of Ukraine. They launched a missile attack on Lviv oblast. As a result of shelling of transport infrastructure in Stryi district, 13 long-distance trains were delayed. Four hostile cruise missiles launched from the Black Sea hit the railway.

Mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boichenko says that in Mariupol district occupiers imprison and shoot Ukrainian volunteers and officials. All of them refused to cooperate with collaborators and  occupation authorities. 

The spokesman of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleh Nikolenko announced that Ukraine and its partners are discussing the possibility of creating an international mission to unblock Ukrainian maritime exports. And, as a first step, it requires russia to withdraw its forces in the sea area around Ukraine and provide security guarantees. 

As a result of military operations in the Black Sea several thousand dolphins have been killed. Wounded or dead animals are brought by the current to the coast of Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and to the shores of Ukraine. According to the ecologist and head of the research department of the park “Tuzliv Estuary” Ivan Rusev, dolphins are disoriented, they have burns from mine explosions and internal injuries.

From July 1, the Polish government will no longer pay daily 40 zlotys (about 276 UAH) for food and accommodation of refugees from Ukraine. However, some people will still benefit from extended benefits, in particular people with disabilities, pregnant women and families with many children.

Ukraine and Slovakia signed a contract for supply of 8 self-propelled howitzers Zuzana 2.

EU ambassadors have approved a 6th package of sanctions against russia, which includes a partial oil embargo. 

The Irish Parliament, following the parliaments of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Canada and Poland, recognized the invasion of Ukraine as an act of genocide.

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed solidarity with Ukraine in what she called a “barbaric war” with russia. After her month-long silence, she was criticised for her own policies towards moscow.

Britain will provide Ukraine with 80-km range multiple launch rocket systems.

Turkey decided to donate to Lithuania a drone Bayraktar for the Ukrainian military, for which Lithuanians raised 5 million euros. 

Sweden has announced a fourth aid package for Ukraine, which includes weapons and financial support for the needs of the Ukrainian military. Its total cost is over 95 million euros.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accepted credentials from the ambassadors of the United States of America, India and Moldova in Ukraine. The first ceremony of credential presentation was held in Kyiv St. Sophia Cathedral.

For the first time since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine began, the National Bank changed the discount rate and decided to raise it from 10% to 25%. The NBU expects that the increase in the discount rate to 25% will be sufficient to ease the pressure on the foreign exchange market and stabilize inflation expectations, which in the future will create prerequisites for transition to a cycle of the discount rate reduction.

Retroville shopping and entertainment mall on Pravda Avenue in Kyiv, shelled by the occupiers in March, announced a partial re-opening on June 15, 2022 after repairs.

State-owned PrivatBank and Visa have allocated almost half a million hryvnias for anti-crisis grants to support and develop cafe or restaurant business which actively accept payment with bank cards.

Ukrzaliznytsia continues free evacuation by rail. Every day on the route Pokrovsk – Dnipro – Lviv, there is an additional evacuation train # 234/233. Departure from Pokrovsk is approximately at 4:30 pm Kyiv time. Upon arrival at the railway station in Lviv, evacuees can immediately apply for financial assistance.

Ukrainian military intelligence predicts that the russian occupation forces will increase air and missile strikes on critical infrastructure and try to seize the entire Black Sea coast of Ukraine up to Transnistria.

Since February 24, law enforcement officers have registered 9 030 missing persons, with 6 793 people still wanted. Among the leaders in a number of missing were the following regions: Donetsk oblast (1660 people); Kyiv oblast (584); Kharkiv oblast (581); Poltava oblast (579); Dnipropetrovsk oblast (566). At the same time, police officers found 1115 unidentified bodies: 239 in Kyiv, 234 in Kyiv oblast, 152 in Ternopil oblast, 123 in Luhansk oblast and 85 in Chernihiv (85) oblasts.

Eastern regions

The occupiers fired on about 30 settlements in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts destroying and damaging 52 civilian objects. As a result of these shellings, 5 civilians were killed and 7  injured.

Today, Ukrainian defenders from the Joint Forces repulsed 5 enemy attacks. There is fighting at 2 locations.

In the past 24 hours, the Joint Forces destroyed:

  • tanks;
  • 3 artillery systems;
  • 2 combat armored vehicles;

Air defense units shot down 3 enemy Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles in the skies of the Ukrainian Donbas.

Kharkiv oblast

As a result of the russian shelling of the Kyiv district of Kharkiv, on the night of June 2, a fire broke out in a secondary school in Kharkiv in a residential district on Akademika Pavlova Street, and a 50-square-meter library ignited. At 02:14 the fire was extinguished. According to the regional department of the SES, during the firefighting, rescuers found the body of a 71-year-old woman, rescued four people. A 64-year-old guard was injured.

In the Slobidsky district of Kharkiv, as a result of shelling a three-storey industrial building also caught on fire spreading over 100 square metres. 

As a result of shelling of the private sector in the village of Klugino-Bashkirovka, Chuhuiv district, a russian shell hit a residential building. As a result of shelling, two men were injured: a man born in 1947 was hospitalized in the Chuhuiv district hospital, and a man born in 1958 refused to be hospitalized.

The head of the Kharkiv RMA Oleg Sinehubov informed that eight people were injured, one person died as a result of shelling of Kharkiv and the region.

Pyrotechnicians disposed of 38 russian munitions.


According to the General Staff, the russian occupiers are shelling the positions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv oblast, the villages of Tsyrkuny, Stara Hnylytsia, Peremoha, Staryi Saltiv, and firing from aircraft near the village of Nove. The occupiers also attacked the villages of Dovhenke, Virnopillya, Hrushuvakha, Velyka Komyshuvakha and Husarivka.

KRAKEN reconnaissance and sabotage group of the special forces destroyed an enemy armored vehicle north of Kharkiv.

As of June 1, about 9,000 consumers were left without power supply in Kharkiv, namely  residents of Pivnichna Saltivka, Velyka Danylivka, and the village of Zhukovsky. On June 2, the regional power company informed the power supply will be resumed in the part of the Internationalist residential community.

Donetsk oblast 

According to the head of the city military administration Vadym Liakh, on June 2, the russian army fired on Sloviansk again. The private sector on the outskirts of the city was destroyed. He added that due to the broken high-voltage line, there is no power supply in the city. 

The enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Sosnovy, Sviatohirsk, Staryi Karavan and Raigorodok. He carried out assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Studenok, Sosnove and Yarova. Hostilities continue. In this direction, the enemy intensified radio-electronic warfare operations.

In the Mariupol district, russian occupiers imprison and shoot Ukrainian volunteers and officials. The Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko said that all of them refused to cooperate with collaborators and the occupying authorities. The self-proclaimed DPR court sentenced the head of one of the Azov villages to 10 years in prison. At least one public official was shot. Dozens of volunteers are also being imprisoned in Olenivka. In March-April, they helped evacuate Mariupol residents and tried to deliver food and water to the besieged city. The Ukrainian judge, who has heard several high-profile separatist cases, is also awaiting the verdict of the self-proclaimed republic. The torture is reported.

The head of the Donetsk regional military administration Pavlo Kyrylenko said that the russian-occupied Mariupol is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, corpse poison entering the water. According to the Mariupol Mayor’s Councilor Petro Andriuschenko, the russian occupiers in Mariupol are urgently setting up checkpoints and accepting documents for russian passports. He added that such a proactive approach is associated with statements by russian politicians’s statements on the annexation of Donetsk oblast in July this year.

In Mariupol, the russian occupiers are making landfills in the yards of high-rise buildings. The landfill is located 100 meters from the United russia humanitarian headquarters. 

According to the Mariupol Mayor’s Councilor Petro Andriuschenko, Mariupol residents noticed the death of the fish, notably dolphins, in the Sea of Azov.

Relying on the General Staff data, 20 units of the russian equipment were destroyed in Donbas. 

The enemy continues to sustain losses in manpower and equipment. According to available information, 115 wounded and 32 dead people were hospitalized only in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk oblast from May 27 to May 28, 2022.

Due to devastating losses among personnel in the military units and the 1st Army Corps of the 8th All-Military Army of the russian Armed Forces, forced drafting into military service is underway in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk oblast.

Luhansk oblast

Overnight, the russian army did not succeed in Severodonetsk. The Ukrainian military counter-attacks and pushes them back in some streets. At the Azot plant, the russian military damaged a methanol warehouse and 52 houses in Severodonetsk and struck Lysychansk hospital. About 800 locals use the Azot plant as a shelter in Severodonetsk.

According to Serhiy Haidai, head of Luhansk Regional State Administration, the Ukrainian fighters are holding back the russian army. He added that the russian army continues to carry out assault operations in Severodonetsk. With the support of mortars, they carried out an unsuccessful assault towards the settlements of Bobrove and Ustynivka. The rashists are trying to reach Lysychansk from Zolote and Toshkivka, launch the offensive on Popasna and Komyshuvakha and cut off “Lysychansk-Bakhmut ” road from Belohorivka.

He also said that the russian occupiers had found the Lenin monument in Novopsk and were going to erect it.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

Kyiv has begun reconstruction of residential buildings damaged as a result of russian shelling. The work is to be completed by mid-autumn so that residents can return to their homes when the heating season starts.

In total, almost 390 buildings require restoration, over 220 of which are residential, while others are social infrastructure facilities: health care facilities, kindergartens, schools, social security institutions, and administrative buildings.

Zhytomyr oblast

In Narodychy community, a tractor ran over a piece of shrapnel from a cluster missile’s warhead while cultivating a field, which resulted in an explosion. No people were injured.

In Zhytomyr oblast, 34 religious communities and 6 beneficiaries switched from moscow patriarchate to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Chernihiv oblast

The ‘North” operational command informs that the enemy continues to shell the border settlements of Chernihiv oblast from the territory of russia.

Between 11:45 and 12:15, the observers recorded 12 explosions in Mykhalchyna Sloboda, presumably from a 120 mm mortar. There were no losses among personnel or equipment. There is no information on casualties among the local population or damage to civilian infrastructure.

Within an hour, between 11:45 and 12:15, 10 explosions were recorded again near Mykhalchyna Sloboda, presumably from a 120 mm mortar. There were no losses among personnel or equipment. No information was received about casualties among the local population or damage to civilian infrastructure.

The Minister of Community and Territorial Development of Ukraine Oleksiy Chernyshov visited Chernihiv oblast for the second time after its liberation from russian invaders. The primary concern was reconstruction of the damaged critical infrastructure. To this end, the government allocated the first 250 million hryvnias from the reserve emergency fund.

Together with Viacheslav Chaus, head of the Regional Military Administration, and Vladislav Atroshenko, Chernihiv mayor, the minister inspected the work of Chernihivvodokanal  (water service company) and Chernihiv thermal power plant. Both enterprises are strategically important for the city. They are also among the most damaged ones.

10 pieces of essential equipment were handed over to Chernihiv utility enterprises.

The railway connection of one of the key routes between Chernihiv and Slavutych is being restored.

Sumy oblast

Sumy oblast has been shelled every day for the past three weeks. Over the past month, the enemy has started shelling the region intensively. Artem Lahutenko, Espresso TV correspondent says, the enemy is not trying to hit specific facilities, but is looking to create psychological pressure and disturbance in Sumy oblast.

Last night, the russian used drones to drop IEDs on Krasnopillya community.

Around midnight, a russian enemy aircraft launched three missile strikes during an air raid alert on the territory of Sumy oblast, Krasnopillya community. One house was completely destroyed due to a direct missile hit. Several other houses were damaged. Several households suffered major damages. According to preliminary information, at least three people were injured and are currently in the hospital.

An above-ground gas pipeline was damaged due to the shelling of Krasnopillya. The JSC Sumygas informs that twenty households are left without gas supply.

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

The enemy struck on Kherson oblast border at night. Zelenodolsk and Apostolivsk community were under fire. According to the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional council Mykola Lukashuk, there is no damage and no victims.

Today, the whole territory of Pokrovsk community, Synelnykiv district was under fire. The cluster munition was exploded near one of the settlements. Rescuers found about 40 modern cluster munitions from the MLRS projectile on the spot. In the coming days pyrotechnics will destroy it.

The whole day and night the russian occupiers shelled Zelenodolsk community. Houses and a gas pipeline are damaged. The information on victims is being clarified.

Despite the constant shelling, a new section of the road to the Capital of Ukraine was opened in Dnipropetrovsk oblast. It is almost 30 km of modern route with junctions, exits and tunnels.

Students of Dnipro art schools raised 230,000 hryvnias at a charity vernissage for medical institutions, where displaced children are treated.

Kirovohrad oblast

In Kropyvnytskyi, a social dormitory with the capacity of 130 seats for internally displaced persons was opened. Educators, deputies, volunteers and entrepreneurs came together to help people expelled from their homes by the war. The head of Kirovohrad Regional Military Administration Andriy Raykovych thanks everybody for the work performed.

147.5K internally displaced people passed through the region within almost 100 days of the war. 80K of them remained to live here. Similar dormitories are also being set up in other regional communities.

Vinnytsia oblast

233 job opportunities were created on the basis of the enterprises relocated to Vinnytsia oblast. 23 enterprises have relocated to the region, 20 of them are operational. Most businesses are involved in transportation (mainly crops), logistics, manufacturing and processing industries. 

There are no major changes in other regions of Central Ukraine.

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Towards Southern Buh, russian invaders are destroying transport infrastructure in the alleged directions of the Defense Forces’ advance to retain the defence lines.

Settlements in Zaporizhzhia oblast are constantly attacked by the invaders. Artillery shelling continues on the demarcation line and in nearby settlements. More than 3,000 objects were damaged and destroyed in the region.

The enemy once again shelled the private buildings of the residents of Huliaipole. Roofs of buildings were destroyed and windows in many houses were shattered. Yard areas and outbuildings were also damaged. 2 citizens have shrapnel wounds.

On June 1, as a result of artillery shelling by russian invaders, a 600m administrative building in Vasylivka, the premises of a private enterprise in Orikhiv and 2 apartments in Komyshuvakha village caught on fire.

Towards Zaporizhzhia on June 1, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated 20 soldiers, wounded 6 and destroyed a tank, an Eleron drone, 4 armoured combat vehicles, 2 vehicles and 2 mortars.

This afternoon a powerful explosion was heard in Berdiansk. It probably occurred in the port area. The russian invaders explained that they were allegedly de-mining the objects. Later, more explosions were reported in the city. Rescuers extinguished the fire.

In Vasylivka city, temporarily occupied by russian troops, invaders did not allow vehicles carrying vegetables for sale to Zaporizhzhia to pass through. People were forced to throw away tons of vegetables.

In the temporarily occupied Melitopol city, residents began to receive messages inviting them to take surveys. The mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, urged residents not to respond to these messages.

There were 5 500 job openings in the database of the Zaporizhzhia regional employment service in January-May this year. It is a twofold decrease compared to the last year indicator. The number of job seekers also increased. Now there are 23 unemployed people per one job opening. There is a demand among many employers for employees who can ensure the smooth running of the city. There is also a high demand for blue-collar jobs.

Zaporizhzhia will receive humanitarian aid of 500K dollars from Taiwan.

Mykolaiv oblast

Towards Mykolaiv, there is heavy fighting. The invaders are planning to regroup near Mykolaiv city and its suburbs. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are defending the region and are planning a counter-offensive.

A massive missile strike with the use of strategic aviation was launched on Mykolaiv oblast. 4 cruise missiles struck the previously destroyed railway bridge near Trykhaty village. The Black Sea coast of Mykolaiv oblast and rear areas of our positions were also attacked.

At midnight Uragan again attacked Ochakiv. Mykolaiv was once again shelled with 203 mm shells and multiple rocket launchers. Industrial enterprises, road junctions, and urban and suburban infrastructure were damaged. The information on casualties is being verified.

Pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine detected and defused 910 explosive objects in the past 24 hours, surveying an area of 1190 hectares.

Enemy troops destroyed 23 civilian infrastructure facilities overnight on June 1.

Despite constant enemy shelling, all 80 hospitals in the region continue to operate without exception.

Thanks to the effective cooperation between the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Serbia and the “Razom do peremohy” (“Towards Victory Together”) Charitable Foundation, over 14 tonnes of hygiene products, baby food, medicines and other humanitarian aid arrived in Mykolaiv oblast.

Odesa oblast

2 cruise missile carriers are now in the Black Sea and 3 large landing ships are heading to their base in Sevastopol. The rest of the Black Sea Navy is concentrated at bases in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

The threat of sea mines remains in Odesa oblast. Counter-diversion activities continue in different districts of the region. Regional prosecutors sent to court 6 indictments against 6 pro-russian residents of Odesa and the region, who spread materials in russian social networks justifying the temporary occupation of a part of Ukraine and denying russia’s armed aggression. They will face up to five years in prison.

Several thousand dolphins have died in the Black Sea since the full-scale invasion of russia to Ukraine. The dolphins were killed as a result of the russian troops’ use of powerful sonar misleading the animals.

Kherson oblast

Towards Krivyy Rih, the enemy is forced to move to the defence of unprepared lines. The enemy intensified the work of electronic warfare equipment and carried out fire damage to civilian infrastructure in Shyroke, Lepetykha, Shevchenkove, Osokorivka, Partyzanske and other settlements.

The situation in the temporarily occupied Kherson oblast remains complicated. There is no mobile communication and partially no Internet in the temporarily occupied area. In the liberated territories of the region, Kochubeivka and Novovorontsovka territorial communities, there is mobile connection.

In the temporarily occupied territories, invaders are trying to connect the Internet and mobile communications through russian providers and operators.

Currently, in Kherson, the internet is working through russian providers. Access to some Ukrainian Internet sources is possible only through VPN services.

Most communities in the region are experiencing a crisis in medical supplies, fuel and food.

Some communities and settlements are severely affected by invaders’ shelling (houses and utilities destroyed, communication and internet damaged). Active shelling continues in Novovorontsovka settlement. In Liubymivka and Miroliubivka villages, there is no gas supply and many houses are destroyed. All residents escaped Trudoliubivka village. 

The majority of teachers in Kherson refuse to switch to the russian curriculum and go to Crimea for so-called “retraining”. Educators are mostly threatened by dismissal and being left without money. School directors, in some places, are under harsher pressure.

Western regions

Due to the shelling of infrastructure in Lviv oblast, 13 trains running through the western regions were delayed. Currently, the consequences of the shelling are being eliminated there.


As a result of the night shelling by the russian military the infrastructure in Stryi district of Lviv oblast, there were delays of long-distance trains running in the direction of Uzhhorod. Ukrzaliznytsia promptly released information on how to get to the destination with a change in buses or trains.

For technical reasons, Ukrzaliznytsia canceled the Uzhhorod-Lviv train. The train will not run in the direction Uzhhorod – Lviv on June 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. The train will not run in the direction of Lviv – Uzhhorod on June 2, 3, 4 and 5. There are also changes in the movement of trains Lviv – Mukachevo, Lviv – Lavochne – Chop, Mukachevo – Stryi.

 Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

In Ivano-Frankivsk, in St. Joseph monastery volunteers launched the production of first aid kits for the Ukrainian army. Since the beginning of the full-scale russo-Ukrainian war, the fighters have received more than 200 such first aid kits.

The charity organization “Ukraine is my home” together with the Latvian foundation “” ran free group courses of psychological support for migrants in Ivano-Frankivsk.

Lviv oblast

In the evening of June 1, russia launched four missile strikes on the railway infrastructure of the Stryi and Sambir districts of Lviv oblast. Railway facilities are significantly damaged. Many trains are delayed. Five people were wounded. Four of them are in a state of moderate severity, one person has minor injuries. 


33 enterprises from the war-affected oblasts have already moved to Rivne oblast. The regional development program focused on the following sectors: woodworking and furniture industry, food production, agricultural processing, high-tech organic agriculture, berry and horticulture, logistics, IT sector.


Yesterday, residents of the Varas community took part in the charity race “Chernihiv – Rock”. In the west, they raised more than UAH 23K to support Chernihiv residents and raise funds to rebuild the city.

 Khmelnytskyi oblast

About 200 migrants arrived in Khmelnytskyi last night.

Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, which has moved to Khmelnytskyi oblast, is ready to accept 700 cadets. The university will be located on the basis of Kamyanets-Podilsky State University.

Khmelnytskyi Regional Military Administration presented a partnership platform for international donor organizations. The meeting was attended by more than 30 international organizations, foundations and projects caring about the fate of Ukrainians in the face of military aggression. The platform should help international organizations better navigate on how to help Khmelnytskyi oblast in the humanitarian sector.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Chernivtsi community plans to rename three streets. Specifically, they plan to rename Kursk and Gorky streets in Chernivtsi and Kotovsky street in Korovia. Public hearings will be held for residents.

During more than three months of war, fighter jets shot down 2 russian cruise missiles over Chernivtsi oblast.


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