Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news October 02, 2022 (photo)

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Tamara Moshkovska, Sofia Ratynska, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Nadiia Nazarova, Vita Petrenko

Translated by Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Ioanna Kryvenko, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Yevheniia Sukhonos,  Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya 

Ukraine briefly

It has been the 221st day of Ukrainian people’s resistance to the russian military invasion.

Here is operational information from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 6pm:

The enemy continues to focus its efforts on trying to completely occupy Donetsk Oblast, hold the temporarily occupied territories, and disrupt the advance of the Defense Forces in certain areas. The enemy shelled the positions of our troops along the contact line and conducted aerial reconnaissance. There were some strikes on civilian infrastructure and civilians’ homes, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of warfare. The enemy continues to launch air and missile strikes throughout Ukraine.

During the current day, russian occupiers have launched four missile and three air strikes, carried out over fifteen attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on military and civilian targets in Ukraine.

Over fifteen settlements suffered from enemy strikes, including Ridkodub, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhia, Zaliznychne and Mykolaiv.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the situation has not changed significantly.

In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars, barreled and rocket artillery the following Ukrainian settlements:

towards Siversk, Khrinivka and Buchky of Chernihiv Oblast and Fotovyzh, Muraveinia, Seredyna Buda of Sumy Oblast;

in the Sloboda region, Hatyshche and Vovchansk;

in the Kramatorsk,   Bilohorivka and Verkhniokamianske;

in the Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Niu York, Klishchiivka, Maiorsk, Odradivka, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Vesele, Yakovlivka, Yuriivka, Zaitseve; 

in the Avdiivka, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Kurakhove, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Netailove, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Vodiane.

Towards Novopavlivka and Zaporozhzhia, the enemy did not conduct active offensive actions. There was shelling in the areas of the settlements of Huliaipole, Novopil, Novosilka, Neskuchne, Novoukrainka, Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka,  and Zaliznychne.

Towards the South Buh, more than 40 settlements along the contact line suffered fire damage. To conduct reconnaissance and artillery guidance, the enemy made more than seventy UAV sorties.

Thanks to the success of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, in some areas there was a decrease in moral and psychological state of enemy personnel, resulting in numerous cases of servicemen’ surrendering and leaving their positions. Before the liberation of the settlement of Lyman, some enemy units tried to move deep into the temporarily occupied territories. Thus, on September 30, in the area of the settlement of Shchastia, a convoy of civilian cars and minibuses was discovered, in which there were more than 200 servicemen from the 2nd army corps of the russian occupation forces. 

Delays and reductions in promised payments for participation in the so-called ‘special military operation’ on the territory of Ukraine have a negative impact on servicemen of the Armed Forces of the russian federation.

According to the updated information, elimination of enemy personnel and military equipment on October 1 was confirmed, namely: the occupiers’ ammunition depot near the settlement of Tavriiske, Kherson Oblast, seven tanks and up to ten units of automotive equipment near Chernihivka of Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Information on personnel losses is being clarified.

During the current day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repulsed enemy attacks in the areas of Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Odradivka, Pervomaiske, Spirne, Vyimka and  Zaitseve,.

Aircraft of the Defense Forces inflicted four strikes during the day. Two buildups of weapons and military equipment, two enemy anti-aircraft missile systems were confirmed. In addition, Ukrainian air defense units shot down eight Iranian Shahed strike unmanned aerial vehicles.

During the day, rocket units and artillery hit five command posts, fourteen buildups of manpower, weapons and military equipment, three warehouses with ammunition and fuel and lubricants, as well as more than fifteen other important objects of the occupiers.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy  announced at 12 pm that Lyman is completely cleared of the russian invaders. 

Head of the Luhansk RMA Serhii Haidai says that another 76 Ukrainian orphans were taken by the occupiers from Luhansk Oblast to social rehabilitation centers for russian minors located in Moscow Oblast. He also adds that another 104 children are under supervision in social institutions of the so-called LPR and are preparing to be transferred to russian families. Thus, the invaders are trying to reduce a generation gap, especially among the male population.

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russian troops attacked Hatyshche settlement and Vovchansk city.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that the invaders continued shelling settlements near the border with the russian federation. In particular, they shelled Kupiansk and settlements in the Kupiansk region, Hatyshche and Vovchansk in the Chuhuiv region.

According to the Regional Centre for Emergency Medical Care, a 71-year-old woman was hospitalized with injuries in the Kupiansk region overnight.

The investigation into the shelling of a civil convoy in the Kupiansk region on September 25 is ongoing. According to the latest information, 24 people were killed, including 13 children and a pregnant woman.

Humanitarian de-mining continues. Pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine defused 704 explosive objects.

The regional office of the State Emergency Service reported that a grocery shop was on fire in the Kupiansk region due to the shelling.

According to the Kharkiv Regional Police, technicians de-mined a dam in the liberated Velyki Prokhody. They found almost 650 kg of different types of explosives. If it had detonated, the water could have flooded the nearby villages.

De-mining of the dam. Photo: Facebook of Head of the investigation department of Kharkiv Regional National Police, Serhii Bolvinov

An ambulance blew up on a mine. The ambulance crew was heading to a patient in Balakliia, when the vehicle ran over a mine left by the russians. The driver died on the spot, the paramedic was injured. The ambulance was burned down.

In the Kupiansk region, a burnt car was found, in which five people aged 18 to 50 were killed. According to the police, in May, the residents of Kupiansk tried to leave the occupied city on their own but ran over a russian mine.

Referring to the Ministry of Digital Transformation, mobile service was restored in Martove, Odnorobivka and Shestakove villages.

Kharkiv National University of Arts named after I. P. Kotliarevskyi is preparing for the winter in spite of the destroyed heating system. The university building was damaged by missile attacks in the spring. There are some worries whether the pianos, which require special conditions stable temperature and humidity will survive the winter.

Donetsk oblast

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that the russians killed 3 civilians: 2 in Avdiivka and 1 in Paraskoviivka. Another 9 people were injured.

Overnight, the russians were actively shelling the front lines from Kurakhove to Soledar.

Towards Donetsk, Avdiivka and Kurakhove communities were under fire – no casualties, but there was destruction.

In the Kurakhove community, the russians shelled Kurakhove and hit the outskirts of Hannivka and Uspenivka with rockets. There are damaged houses. In the Avdiivka community, the enemy shelled Avdiivka 5 times and 4 times 8 the area Opytne. There are hits near houses. The amount of damage is being established.

In Horlivka direction, Bakhmut, Soledar, Svitlodarsk and Toretsk communities were hit.

One person was injured in Bakhmut, 4 private houses and 2 apartment buildings were damaged. One person was also injured in Soledar. 2 houses in Shcherbynivka and 2 houses in Pivnichne were damaged in the Toretsk community – no casualties. In the Svitlodarsk community, the night was loud in Maiorsk station and Odradivka.

The invaders shelled Kramatorsk and Sloviansk again. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties. Head of Sloviansk City Military Administration, Vadym Liakh, reported that the Mashmet region was under fire. Head of the Kramatorsk City Military Administration, Oleksandr Honcharenko, said that the enemy also hit an industrial zone in Kramatorsk. There were no casualties.

Luhansk oblast

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that the russians lost about sixty people, as well as four pieces of military equipment, as a result of the shelling of an enemy facility near Zolote.

In total, Ukraine’s rocket and artillery forces struck 8 control posts and 10 buildups of manpower, weapons and military equipment. In addition, 3 ammunition depots and 2 S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems were hit.

The Defense Forces aviation launched 29 strikes on October 1. A stronghold, 22 buildups of weapons and military equipment, and 6 anti-aircraft missile complexes of the enemy were hit. Our Air Defense units shot down 2 UAVs.

During the day, units of the Defense Forces repelled enemy attacks in Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Kozacha Lopan, Pervomaiske, Vesela Dolyna and Vyimka settlments..

The russians used various types of weapons to shell the following settlements:

  • in Bakhmut direction – Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Maiorsk, Niu-York, Novoselivka, Odradivka, Opytne, Soledar, Yakovlivka, Yurivka and Zaitseve;
  • in Kramatorsk direction – Bilohorivka, Blakytni Ozera, Hryhorivka, Ivano-Darivka, Rozdolivka, Spirne, Verkhnokamianske, Vesele and Zakitne.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

On the Day of Territory Defense, Head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, Oleksii Kuleba, presented awards to the soldiers of the 114th Brigade. The team also received a car and necessary computer equipment.

Mayor of the capital, Vitalii Klitschko, congratulated the educators on the occasion of their professional holiday and thanked them for their courage and dedication to their profession revealed since the first days of the full-scale invasion of russia. According to him, more than 70,500 specialists work in Kyiv schools and kindergartens, of which over 40,500 are teachers. 195 educators protect Ukraine from russian invaders, and 143 migrant teachers are employed in educational institutions of Kyiv.

The Combat Simulation Center was opened in Kyiv to train military pilots and drone operators using weapon simulators and wargaming to simulate strategic and tactical situations on the battlefield. Wounded soldiers are also rehabilitated and retrained at the center. According to the initiators of the project, the unique equipment was developed by Ukrainian companies.

Wounded soldiers are being rehabilitated at the Center. Photo: Zozulya Blog

This year, more than 8K children of Kyiv oblast were able to rest and get healthy, and over 2,500 children were able to go on tourist trips. As reported by the Kyiv RMA, among the children who were on vacation, there are children of internally displaced persons and those from de-occupied territories.

Zhytomyr oblast

The village council reported that the Khoroshiv community, the only non-gasified community of Zhytomyr oblast, is almost 100% ready for the heating season. Objects of critical infrastructure are heated by using stationary and modular boiler rooms working on firewood. The community applied for the Hoverla project and submitted an application for seven powerful generators to ensure uninterrupted supply of hot water to the premises.

The teachers of Khoroshiv Lyceum No. 2 refused to present flowers on Teacher’s Day and instead initiated a fundraiser for Ukrainian defenders. During the campaign, more than UAH 5.5 K were collected to purchase tactical winter gloves for the military.

Sumy oblast

The enemy shelled the Znob-Novhorodske community with mortars and self-propelled guns, 12 hits were recorded. This was reported in the Sumy Regional Military Administration. The enemy fired 56 shots from barrel artillery at Khotyn and Yunakivka communities. As a result of enemy shelling, 10 private houses were damaged, two cars were wrecked, and the village school was seriously damaged. Power lines, a gas pipeline, a water tower and a transformer in the villages were also damaged.

In the Okhtyrka region, an enemy mine blew up the Ukrtelecom signalmen’s car in proximity to the TV tower.Three people were injured. The driver died on the spot from his injuries.

Ukrtelecom car blew up on a russian landmine, Okhtyrka district. Photo: Sumy RMA

Chernihiv oblast

The Chernihiv border detachment reported that over the past day, there were two explosions from 120 mm mines on the territory of the Novhorod-Siverskyi community.

Head of the Chernihiv RMA Vyacheslav Chaus reported that four civilians of the oblast were killed as a result of a car hitting a mine in the forest near Shestovytsa. People ignored the warning signs, as well as the temporary ban on visiting the forests. Law enforcement officers and pyrotechnics are working at the scene.

The head of the regional military administration emphasized that urgent demining operations to demine fields, households, roadsides near highways, etc. have been finished, yet complete demining will take years.

Car came across a mine in the forest near Shestovytsa. Photo: Police of Chernihiv oblast

The National Guard of Ukraine reported that a russian cache of armored vehicles and ammunition was discovered in Chernihiv oblast. Hidden grenades, ammunition and armored vehicles were found by military personnel during counter-sabotage measures on the territory of one of the industrial zones of the Pryluky community.

Armored russian equipment was discovered. Photo: Northern Operational Territorial Association of the National Guard of Ukraine

First Lady Olena Zelenska awarded Natalia Pesotskyi, a teacher from Chernihiv, with the Global Teacher Prize Ukraine. The teacher did not leave the students of her boarding school during the russian airstrikes, spent almost a month with thirty children in the basements, and then took them to a safe place.

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

The Nikopol region was shelled from Hurricanes, Hrads, and heavy artillery. Kryvyi Rih was also attacked at night. In Nikopol, a dozen buildings, a car, and a power line were damaged. Head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk announces that The enemy sent a kamikaze drone to Kryvyi Rih: two floors of the lyceum building were destroyed, and there was also a fire there. 

Vinnytsia oblast

Anti-crisis hub PLICH-O-PLICH for activists, public and charitable organizations from the occupied territories is starting out in Vinnytsia. The project will help relocated public organizations and activists to restart their activities, or continue doing important social projects in the community.

Poltava oblast

In Poltava, an action was organized in support of captured and missing soldiers. They called for an exchange of military personnel under the all-for-all scheme. This was reported by the organizer of the action Anastasia Zarutska. They specifically appealed to the public and the government. Two dozen relatives, friends and acquaintances of fighters captured in Mariupol took part in the event.

Action in support of captured and missing soldiers. Photo: from social networks

Cherkasy oblast 

The press service of the Cherkasy City Council reports that Cherkasy received humanitarian aid worth one and a half million hryvnias. The Commission for Reception and Distribution of Humanitarian Aid of the Cherkasy City Council accepted another aid tranche from the International Organization for Migration IOM Ukraine. This time, Cherkasy received 2,500 warm blankets, 1,008 solar-powered lanterns, 504 canisters, and 1,000 containers for water and food. This is the second tranche of humanitarian aid from the International Organization for Migration, attracted for the city by the project group of the social policy department of the city council.

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the enemy fired at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from tanks, rocket and barrel artillery along the entire contact line. The Zaporizhia RMA reports that the situation in this direction has not undergone significant changes. The main efforts of the enemy are focused on maintaining occupied positions.

22 reports of destruction of civil infrastructure objects due to shelling by the russian military were received by the regional office of the National Police on October 1. The occupiers shelled 21 communities of the oblast, including Zaliznychne, Rivnopillia, Stepove, Orikhiv, Dorozhnianka, Malynivka and others.

Head of the Zaporizhzhia RMA Oleksandr Starukh said that on October 2, at about 6 a.m., the russian military fired four S-300 missiles at Zaporizhzhia and its surroundings. 

The Zaporizhia City Council informed that infrastructure objects in one of the city’s districts were damaged as a result of the morning strikes. A missile hit a summer cottage cooperative in the suburbs.

According to preliminary information, the shelling of Zaporizhzhia was carried out from the residential quarters of the temporarily occupied city of Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Residents of Tokmak reported this on the Berdiansk telegram channel.

Also, the enemy shelled the city of Huliaipole. An enemy missile killed the owner of a private house. A dog was found near the murdered man, the pet did not want to leave its owner.

Dog lying next to its owner killed by rocket fire in the city of Huliaipole. Photo: from social networks

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed an enemy Ka-52 Alligator helicopter. The Zaporizhzhia separate territorial defense brigade reports that the aircraft worth 16 million dollars was shot down by the Ihla portable anti-aircraft missile system.

On September 30, the occupiers shot a volunteer from Melitopol  who had been taking people out of the occupied territory for 7 months. The man received a severe shrapnel wound. To save his life, citizens collected more than a million hryvnias in just one day. The operation was successful, as announced by Head of the humanitarian fund Support of Melitopol Valerii Hazaev. Surplus funds about UAH 960K will be directed to the treatment of other victims of the terrorist attack.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba reports that the SSU in Zaporizhzhia Oblast has launched an investigation into the case of violation of the laws and customs of war following the abduction of ZNPP General Director. The IAEA has assured that they are making every effort to free him. 

The occupiers declared the occupied Melitopol a temporary regional center, as announced in the so-called Main Council of Zaporizhia oblast after the sham referendum.

The owner of a gas station network was informed of the suspicion. The man offered cooperation to the occupation authorities. The Prosecutor General’s Office reports that the entrepreneur bought fuel in the occupied Crimea and sold it in Melitopol.

Ivan Fedorov, Head of the temporarily occupied Melitopol,  reported that Ukrainians in the occupied territories refuse to receive russian passports. Among about 500K citizens who remained in the occupied territories, only 10K received them.

Residents of the Shevchenkiv district of Zaporizhzhia will be given medication for iodine prophylaxis. This was reported in the Zaporizhzhia City Council. Previously, residents of the Khortytsky district closest to the ZNPP could receive it.

Mykolaiv oblast

The situation in the south of Ukraine remains difficult, but is under the control of the AFU. This was reported by the ‘South’  Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Three enemy spy drones were destroyed in Mykolaiv and Bashtanka regions. At the same time, the enemy continues launching rocket-artillery and air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and peaceful communities.

Ochakiv was fired upon twice with a 120-mm mortar and a Hrad MRLS. russians targeted the port and the city infrastructure.

Ukrainian aviation made 9 strikes against the enemy. Missile and artillery units completed about 550 fire missions, specifically at logistics centers and buildups of manpower and equipment.

The National Police of Ukraine reported that 22 private and 19 apartment buildings, four shops, some office and garage premises, cafes, state and private enterprises, and cars were destroyed in Mykolaiv oblast over the past day. A 23-year-old resident of Mykolaiv, a man and a woman from the Shevchenkivska community were killed. In total, during the day, the police of Mykolaiv Oblast processed 775 reports from the citizens.

Head of the RMA Vitalii Kim reports that on the night of October 2, Mykolaiv and the Mykolaiv region came under fire from S-300 missiles. Around 4am,  missiles hit the area near two high-rise buildings in the regional center. The buildings were damaged, and a fire broke out. Another missile hit near the hospital. 7 people were injured. The Shevchenkivska community was also shelled, two people killed. There were also explosions that day in the village of Kalynivka of the Voskresenska community. The information is being clarified.

Also, on the night of October 2, the russians attacked Mykolaiv oblast with kamikaze drones of the Shahed-136 type. 5 of them were destroyed by the military of Odesa and Kherson anti-aircraft brigades of the ‘South’ Air Command .

Mykolaiv teachers sang on the ruins of schools destroyed by the occupiers. This is how the teachers congratulated their colleagues on the Day of Education Workers. The video was filmed and published by the MART TV channel.

Teachers of Mykolaiv Oblast sang to congratulate their colleagues at the ruins of the school. Photo: from social networks

Railway passenger transportation is being resumed in Mykolaiv. Ukrzaliznytsia reported this in its Telegram channel. From October 3, the Dolynske-Mykolaiv connection will operate again.

Odesa oblast

Everything is calm in the region, there was no shelling. However, the enemy is trying to intensify aerial reconnaissance and threatens kamikaze drone attacks in Odesa. The RMA emphasizes, there are 3 russian missile-carrying ships in the Black Sea, so air warning signals should not be ignored.

On the night of October 2, fighters of the Odesa anti-aircraft brigade helped repel an attack by kamikaze drones on Mykolaiv, which is adjacent to Odesa. Odessa anti-aircraft guns managed to shoot down five of the seven drones that were used for the attack. This was reported by Head of Odesa RMA, Serhii Bratchuk.

On October 1, Head of the German Defense Ministry, Kristina Lambrecht, visited Odesa. During a meeting with Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksii Reznikov, she announced the quick arrival of the first promised Iris-T SLM air defense system from Germany. Ukraine will also soon receive Soviet-style tanks from Greece and Slovakia, and Germany will help these countries reimburse the transferred equipment. But Germany itself is not ready to supply tanks to Ukraine, Lambrecht voiced  the position of Berlin once again.

On Teacher’s Day, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, awarded Pavlo Viktor, a physics teacher at the Richelieu Lyceum in Odesa, the honorary title of People’s Teacher of Ukraine. The YouTube channel he created more than 10 years ago with video lessons is now helping students study during the war. As of early October 2022, it has almost a million subscribers. In total, video lessons have been viewed more than 62 million times.

Pavlo Viktor, People’s Teacher of Ukraine. Photo: from social networks

Kherson oblast

The situation in Kherson Oblast remains extremely difficult, active hostilities continue. Head of Kherson RMA Yaroslav Yanushevich reports that 28 settlements along the contact line were shelled in the South Buh area. 

Over the past day, Ukrainian aviation has attacked the enemy positions nine times. Ukrainian rocket and artillery units completed almost 550 fire missions. Air defense units shot down an enemy Ka-52 helicopter in the Beryslav region. 2 Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles were also destroyed. This was reported by the ‘South’ Operational Command.

As a result of the offensive actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy lost control over the settlement of Osokorivka. The Ukrainian flag is already flying on the famous watermelon monument, located near the settlement on the Dnipro-Kherson highway.

Watermelon monument under the Ukrainian flag. Photo: from social networks

The ‘South’ Operational Command reports that the russian army continues to establish alternative crossings and repair works in the area of ​​the Antonivsky and Kakhovsky bridges. At the same time, russian troops are carrying out rocket-artillery and air strikes on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and peaceful settlements.

The General Staff of Ukraine informs that the occupiers are trying to carry out forced mobilization in the temporarily occupied territories. In Kherson, cases of detention of men of conscription age have become more frequent.

Over 3K residents of the de-occupied settlements of Kherson Oblast will be able to receive one-time cash assistance in the amount of UAH 1,200. The first payments were delivered by Ukrposhta to Kochubeivka, Pryhirya, and Zahradivka.

Western regions

Volyn oblast

Volyn rescuers went to Kharkiv oblast to perform tasks in the liberated territories. They will be serving in fire and rescue units in one of the settlements in the liberated territories of Kharkiv oblast.

In Lutsk, a cross-border picnic was held within the international project Promotion and Protection of Natural Heritage of City Rivers and Coastal Areas of Rzeszow and Lutsk. The project was organized by the Lutsk City Council together and the Rzeszow Commune of the Republic of Poland.

Head of the Department of Social Services for Family, Children and Youth of the Lutsk Council, Lina Halan, said that twice a week during a charity event, low-income residents of the community receive food packages.

Zakarpattia oblast

In Mukachevo, 725 sets of winter uniforms were purchased for soldiers of the Territorial Defense. The executive committee purchased 1 500 liters of gasoline and 5K liters of diesel fuel for the battalion.

Cars donated by the German charitable organization Association of St. Elizabeth together with Caritas Hungary arrived in Uzhgorod. It is a Mercedes-Benz emergency rescue vehicle and a specialized MAN chassis-based vehicle for emergencies.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

In Mykytinsy, the temple holiday after the prayer was continued with an exhibition-fair in support of the AFU. All donated money will go to help the military.

Lviv oblast

In the RMA a meeting with parliamentarians from the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Poland was held. They discussed prospects of bilateral cooperation, revitalization of economic contacts and cooperation.

In cooperation with OJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, a biofuel boiler house will be built in Lviv to heat a city quarter.

As part of the 1K cars of Freedom initiative, 33 cars were transferred from Lviv oblast to the front. Among them is the 500th car. It will be received by the Georgian Legion, which defends Ukraine. Thus, today the initiative has reached its equator.

The 500th car of freedom. Lviv RMA

The RMA reported that the thermal power plant in Novoyavorivsk is over 90% ready for the start of the heating season.

14 patients from Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts were transported to Lviv oblast by evacuation train to receive proper treatment. Among them is one child. The condition of people is assessed as medium and severe.

Rivne oblast

A local expert from Rivne oblast, Mykola Muzychuk, found a gold ring of a German soldier from the Second World War during an expedition on the territory of the Smizka community. The man decided to sell the jewelry and donated the proceeds to a charity organization for the purchase of a quadcopter for the Armed Forces. The find was valued at UAH 5K.

Ternopil oblast

The clergy of the Ternopil-Zboriv Archdiocese sent cars for Ukrainian defenders to the front line. Head of the UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav consecrated these cars.

Consecration. Photo: Ternopil City Council

In Ternopil, burnt russian equipment that was exhibited is being dismantled. It is loaded onto trucks to be taken to other cities and show Ukrainians what the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine do with enemy military equipment.

Dismantling russian tanks. Photo: from social networks

Artist from Ternopil Oleh Shupliak captured the essence of russia in his new work.

Painting by Oleh Shupliak. Photo: from social networks

Khmelnytskyi oblast

A department for IDPs was opened in the branch of the Kitaihorod boarding house. 35 new wards now have comfortable and safe accommodation and care.

Over 5K food packages were sent from Khmelnytskyi to the liberated territories of Kherson oblast.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Department of the State Emergency Service of the oblast reported that 22 rescuers from Bukovyna, went to Kharkiv oblast after demining the territory in Kyiv oblast. They will be involved in restoring villages liberated by the Ukrainian military.

The International Organization for Migration reported that from October 3, mobile medical teams will start working in the oblast. The work of the teams was initiated by the International Organization for Migration and the partner organization Medicaver Ukraine. The project aims to provide free medical and psychological service to IDPs and vulnerable groups of the population. 

International support

The Ministry of Defense of Denmark reported that Germany, Denmark and Norway will buy 16 Slovak Zuzana-2 howitzers for Ukraine.

The US is ready to allocate $1.5 billion to Ukraine every month to finance the budget until the end of the war. The EU is called to do the same.

The amount of Polish aid to Ukraine in six months has exceeded 17 billion zlotys (3.5 billion euros).

For the first time after the start of the full-scale invasion of russia, Minister of Defense of Germany Christine Lambrecht made an unannounced visit to Ukraine. In Odesa, he met Head of the Ministry of Defense Oleksii Reznikov.

Next week, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi is heading to Kyiv and moscow. The reason for the visit is abduction of ZNPP General Director Ihor Murashov and a continuous increase in explosions of anti-personnel mines close to the nuclear power plant.

russia was expelled from the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

The Australian government announced individual sanctions against 28 russian officials responsible for illegal annexation of Ukrainian regions.

Presidents of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, North Macedonia and Montenegro urged all NATO members to “significantly increase” military aid to Ukraine. They emphasized that they will never recognize russia’s attempts to annex any Ukrainian lands and demand that the russian federation immediately withdraw from the occupied territories.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken promised Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba to do everything to strengthen Ukraine’s military and diplomatic positions.

In Birmingham (Great Britain), the Ukrainian delegation of the State Emergency Service took part in the international challenge Rescue Festival. Ukrainian rescuers improved their skills and exchanged experience with foreign colleagues.

Delegation of rescuers. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Poltava region

Actor Mark Hamill, known for his role as Luke Skywalker, calls for more drones to be provided to Ukraine.

Mark Hamill’s appeal. Photo: from social networks

The cover of one of the largest and most popular publications in Great Britain, the Sunday Times, is devoted to training of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Sunday Times. Photo: from social networks

A mural depicting a girl hiding under the Ukrainian flag appeared in Prague. Toys representing fairy-tale heroes – symbols of different countries, peoples and cultures were hidden there. The author of the mural is Chemis, a street art painter of Kazakh origin who lives in the Czech Republic.

Mural in the Czech Republic. Photo: from social networks

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