Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news October 03, 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 

It has been the 222nd day of Ukraine’s resistance to the russian military invasion.

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It has been the 222nd day of Ukraine’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 is trying to hold the temporarily seized territories, focusing its efforts on disrupting the advance of the Defense Forces in certain areas. The invaders are shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line, conducting aerial reconnaissance. They strike at the civilian infrastructure and homes, violating the norms of the International Humanitarian Law, laws and customs of warfare. There is a constant threat of air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine.

During the day, the occupiers launched 2 missiles and 7 air strikes, and carried out more than 35 MLRS attacks.

More than 20 settlements suffered from enemy strikes, including Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Bakhmut, Spirne, Mariinka, Soledar, Bilohorivka, Blahodativka and Zaliznychne.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the situation did not change significantly.

In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery systems of various types targeting the following Ukrainian settlements:

towards Siversk, Velyka Pysarivka, Sumy oblast;

towards Kramatorsk, Bilohorivka, Druzheliubivka, Dvorichna, Rozdolivka and Yampil;

towards Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Maiorsk, Soledar and Vesele;

towards Avdiivka, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pervomaiske, and Vodiane.

Towards Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia, over 30 settlements along the contact line were shelled from tanks, mortars and cannon artillery. Huliaipole, Huliaipilske, Mykilske, Vremivka, Vuhledar, and Zaliznychne.

Towards the South Buh, over 25 settlements along the contact line came under enemy fire.

According to the updated information, the enemy losses over the previous days were confirmed. Thus, in the vicinity of Kyrylivka, Donetsk oblast, up to 20 units of military equipment were destroyed, up to 8 enemy combat helicopters were heavily damaged.

According to available information, to gain time for training and combat coordination of mobilized personnel, the russian military and political leadership made an interesting decision. The losses of units located directly on the contact line are replenished by representatives of the so-called “law enforcement agencies” operating in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk oblast. The administrative and police regime on the temporarily occupied territory will be provided by units of the Federal Security Service of the russian federation.

Over the past day, the units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled the enemy’s attacks near the settlements of Maiorsk, Niu York, Zaitseve, Nevelske and Pobeda.

Aviation of the Defense Forces made 19 strikes. Two strongholds, fourteen buildups of weapons and military equipment, as well as three enemy anti-aircraft missile systems were hit. Our air defense units shot down a Ka-52 helicopter and an enemy Su-25 attack aircraft.

Rocket troops and artillery destroyed four control points, seventeen buildups of manpower, weapons and military equipment, two warehouses with ammunition and logistics, two air defense facilities, as well as ten other important enemy targets.

According to IAEA Director General Grossi, Director General of the Zaporizhzhia NPP Murashov was released from captivity. He was detained by russian occupiers on September 30 on the way from the plant to the occupied Enerhodar. He also added that Murashov “safely returned to his family”.

Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Iryna Mykychak says that treatment and rehabilitation of Ukrainians affected by the war is free of charge. She added that all medical examinations, treatment, and further rehabilitation of our people released from captivity are free of charge and financed by the state budget in certain medical institutions. It can be both in Ukraine and abroad if necessary.

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that today, a postage stamp – “Prevent. Save. Help”. This time the stamp was dedicated to the employees of the Kharkiv Department of the State Emergency Service. The stamps depict 9 different scenes of the work of our rescuers. The united general name is “Kharkiv is the city of heroes”. 

The new postage stamp. Photo: telegram channel of the head of the Kharkiv regional administration Oleg Sinegubov

Rescuers received two sapper robots from the Ukrainian diaspora in the United States. One of them, with the call sign “Bober” (Beaver), will be used to neutralize modern POM-3 anti-personnel mines in the forests around Balakliia. The russian POM-3 mines have a seismic sensor that triggers exclusively by human footsteps. Nobody knows how to neutralize such mines, so the rescuers will use “Bober” for them.

The Settlement Council reported that in Borova, after six months of occupation, the Ukrainian flag was raised. According to them, they know about at least one tortured to death participant of the ATO in the settlement. In Borivske community, three people were killed when tripping over mines, three – because a russian missile hit a tractor.

Based on the information provided by the director of Kupiansk medical association, Yevhen Synko, the invaders launched a missile attack on a medical institution in Kupiansk district. An anesthesiologist was killed, one nurse injured. The information about the casualties is still being clarified. The building is almost completely destroyed from the 1st to the 4th floor. Rescuers and law enforcement agencies are working at the site. There were no patients in Kupiansk hospital.

The destroyed hospital building. Photo: telegram channel of the head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Synieh

Yesterday, the enemy continued shelling civilians in Chuhuiv, Izium, Kharkiv and Kupiansk districts.

According to the Regional Centre for Emergency Medical Care, two civilians were hospitalised with injuries received as a result of russian shelling in Chuhuiv and Kupiansk districts. 

The region is being de-mined. Pyrotechnists of the State Emergency Service defused 569 explosive objects. However, it is physically impossible to de-mine large areas at once, the mine danger, especially in the de-occupied territories, remains very high. 

In Izium district, near Balakliia, an ambulance blew up on a mine. The 60-year-old driver was killed. A 23-year-old paramedic was injured. In addition, in Kharkiv district, a 36-year-old man tripped over a mine and sustained injuries. 

Police reached the liberated Kamianka village, Izium district. In one of the basements the security forces found the bodies of the villagers killed by the russian military. The police also found a torture chamber in the liberated Pisky-Radkivski village. 

Head of the press service of the Azov regiment, Dmytro “Orest” Kozatskyi, received the Kharkiv MeetDocs festival award for the film “The Last Day in Azovstal”. Dmytro shot the farewell film on the eve of his departure from the destroyed Azovstal plant.

Dmytro “Orest” Kozatskyi and the diploma of Kharkiv MeetDocs festival. Photo: from social networks

Donetsk oblast

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that the invaders killed one civilian in Bakhmut. Another 8 people were injured. 

Last night, the russians targeted communities along the frontline from Avdiivka to Siversk and also struck the rear.

In Donetsk direction, the enemy attacked Avdiivka and Ocheretyne communities. In Avdiivka, there were isolated hits on the old part of the town. In Ocheretyne, they hit Kamianka and Zhelanne. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.

In Horlivka direction, Chasiv Yar community suffered the most . Russians hit the dormitory of the educational institution, at least one person is under the rubble. The rescue operation continues. It was also loud in Maiorsk station and Odradivka, Svitlodarsk community.

In Lysychansk direction, there was constant shelling of Serebrianka and Siversk. Information on casualties and destruction is being updated.

At dawn russians launched a missile attack on Kramatorsk. Tey hit an enterprise, without casualties.

The spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Serhii Cherevatyi, said that our forces liberated Torske village.

Ukrainian troops destroyed up to 20 units of invaders’ military equipment near Kyrylivka village.

Despite the difficult conditions, agrarians in the region are sowing winter crops and completing harvesting. Safety is provided by pyrotechnists of the State Emergency Service, who found more than 10 thousand explosive objects in the fields.

On October 3, the State Duma of the russian federation ratified the agreement on the “accession” of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine to russia: the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic”, Kherson  and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.

Luhansk oblast

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that during the liberation of Lyman, some of the russian invaders managed to escape to Shchastia. He added that they were living in the open air for several days, and the russian command accused them of desertion. Referring to the Armed Forces Stratcom, at the same time, the russian troops were ordered not to warn the “Luhansk People’s Republic” conscripts about their withdrawal, because they were sent in one direction.

In addition, the russians are going to keep their defense in Svatove psychiatric hospital. But in general, those coming to work in the occupied territories of Luhansk oblast, are massively withdrawing.

Head of Sievierodonetsk City Military-Civil Administration, Oleksandr Striuk, informed that in the temporarily occupied city, all russian medics and repair crews, who created the appearance of restoring the city, left because of the threat of an offensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

In Bucha, people paid their last respects to the commander of the ‘Ghosts of Kyiv’, Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Mykhaylo Matiushenko, call sign “Old Man”. This was announced by the mayor of Bucha Anatoliy Fedoruk. The warrior, who flew many types of military and civilian aircraft, and was leading a group of pilots later known as the legendary ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ during the war, was killed in a battle over the Black Sea. It happened in June, and only on October 2, the body of the hero was returned home. During his funeral, planes took to the sky. A mini sculpture was erected in the center of the capital in honor of the “Ghost of Kyiv” this summer.

The commander of the ‘Ghosts of Kyiv’, Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Mykhaylo Matiushenko, who died in a battle over the Black Sea. Photo: from social networks

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klytschko congratulated Ukrainians on the Day of Territorial Defense Forces. He addressed the representatives of all professions who defended the freedom of the country and the security of their homes as well as expressed his faith in the common victory.

Rescuers of Bucha region conducted a civil protection class for the staff of one of Irpin educational institutions. This was reported by the Irpin City Council. They discussed safety rules in case of an air raid alarm or upon finding a suspicious object, fire safety, and correct evacuation of children to shelters.

Life-saving training was held in Podil district of Kyiv for residents and visitors of the capital. Citizens were taught to use tourniquets and perform CPR. This was reported by the Kyiv City Council.

The Police of Kyiv reported that since the beginning of the war, 105 342 weapons have been found and seized in Kyiv. These are traumatic weapons, ammunition of various calibers, mines, shells and grenades. A total of 351 cases of unlawful handling of weapons have been registered.

The head of the Commercial Cassation Court of the Supreme Court, Bohdan Lvov, was found to have a russian passport. This was reported by the press service of the Supreme Court. It was established that the judge received the russian document in 2012. The investigation continues, and the court is considering the early dismissal of the official.

According to Kyiv Regional Military Administration, 21 children with disabilities from Kharkiv oblast have been evacuated to boarding facilities in Kyiv oblast. Children are provided with proper conditions of accommodation: the institution has a bomb shelter and necessary supplies. Shortly, 25 residents of Zaporizhzhia orphanage will also be evacuated to Kyiv oblast.

Kyiv RMA reported that after the weather conditions, which occurred on October 2, 23 settlements in Kyiv oblast were cut off from power supply, and 7 were partially cut off.

According to the Kyiv City State Administration, Kyiv is ready for the heating season. This heating season will start after the average temperature will be no higher than +8 °C for 3 consecutive days.

Zhytomyr oblast

A new ‘Valkyria’ strike drone manufactured in Ukraine was handed over to the fighters of the 95th Brigade by the Zhytomyr RMA and volunteers from the local foundation. This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Bunechko. “Our warriors destroy the enemy not only with foreign weapons,” he said. Thanks to the new UAV, our paratroopers will be able to conduct reconnaissance and adjust artillery fire.


A gift for the Armed Forces of Ukraine – ‘Valkyria’ UAV. Photo: Telegram channel of the head of Zhytomyr RMA, Vitaliy Bunechko

A forum was held to address the issue of restoration of Zhytomyr oblast territories affected by the russian aggression. Participants from 17 countries took part in the event. They discussed the progress of reconstruction works and the need for international support to deal with the consequences of the destruction.

The first forest plant-breeding and seed center was opened in Zhytomyr oblast. It will be possible to grow trees necessary for restoration of Ukrainian forests destroyed by the invaders. Every year, the enterprise will be able to produce 5 million saplings with a closed root system. Currently, there are only 4 such centers in Ukraine with another one located in the de-occupied Lyman.

Berdychiv nursing home became a safe haven for internally displaced persons. At the beginning of the war, the institution received 35 women from the Komyshiv psychoneurological boarding home in Donetsk oblast. More than 100 specialists are working to provide the new residents with home-like conditions, quality food and treatment.

Sumy oblast

Yesterday, around 10 p.m., the enemy opened mortar fire on the territory of Krasnopillia community. There were 3 incoming shells. According to the head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, there were no casualties or damage.

1 340 internally displaced persons live in Trostyanets community, and most of these people require accommodation. It is planned to renovate the fifth floor of a social dormitory in Trostyanets, where 16 rooms can be arranged to accommodate four families. In future, the Center for IDP accommodation will be created in Soldatske village. The premises of a former medical institution in Dernova, as well as a kindergarten in Martynivka  will be repaired to accommodate IDP families.

Chernihiv oblast

The enemy has launched 11 missiles and 10 air strikes, as well as over 65 strikes using MLRS. According to the “North” Operational Command, in Siversk direction, the enemy opened fire from tanks and artillery near Ukrainske settlement, Chernihiv oblast.

Houses damaged by russian shelling in Chernihiv are being restored with the help of the charitable foundation “Rokada” as well as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Contractor teams are working in one of the most affected neighborhoods, Bobrovytsia. About 10 facilities have already been renovated there. Roofs and windows have been completely repaired. In general, it is planned to restore five hundred houses in Chernihiv. In addition to Bobrovytsia, contractor crews will also perform renovation works in Podusivka.

Remote classes have started in two Chernihiv universities: Chernihiv Polytechnic National University and the Chernihiv Collegium National University named after T.G. Shevchenko. The difference that was introduced with the martial law imposed in the country is that the external independent evaluation (EIE) was replaced with multi-subject test (МНТ) and Quota-2 program was created for applicants from five particularly dangerous areas of Chernihiv oblast: Koryukivka, Snovsk, Novgorod-Siversk, Semenivka, and Horodnya communities. This was reported by the head of the press service of Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, Natalia Konoplya.

The first social bicycle workshop has opened in Chernihiv. In this workshop, free bicycles received within the #BikesForUkraine campaign will be maintained and handed over to social workers, doctors, and volunteers. The workshop will also contain professional tools and bicycle repair crew who will assist and teach the owner to take care of the bike. #BikesforUkraine is an international campaign aimed at collecting bicycles for war-affected cities of Ukraine. One of the campaign’s activists is the public organization “Ecotown of Chernihiv”. Chernihiv oblast received the first 100 bicycles as part of the campaign back in May.

The first social bicycle workshop in Chernihiv. Photo: from social networks

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Three districts of Dnipropetrovsk region were under attack. The occupiers launched an airstrike on Dnipro district.

At night, the enemy shelled three communities in the Nikopol district. They were fired from heavy artillery and Grad MRLS. A two-story building was damaged in Marhanets community. A fire broke out. It was promptly extinguished. In the city of Nikopol, four five-story buildings, three private houses and a power line were damaged. In the attacked Myrivska community, about a thousand householders are without electricity. Zelenodolsk community in Kryvyi Rih district was shelled.

In Maryansky, rescuers extinguished a fire caused by an enemy attack. A residential building, a solar panel, a gas pipeline, a power line and warehouses of one of the enterprises were also damaged. There were no victims. This was announced by the head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk.

Vinnytsia oblast

The police of Vinnytsia and several organizations sent essential items for hundreds of children to liberated towns and villages. In general, in a few days it was possible to collect the following items: warm clothes, baby food, toys, medicines, personal hygiene products and goodies.

Aid from the police and organizations. Photo: from social networks

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, 138 enterprises have moved to Vinnytsia, 96 of which have already resumed operations. During this time, more than 900 jobs were created. Deputy Mayor of Vinnytsia Andrii Ocheretny reported this.

Kirovohrad oblast

In Kirovohrad oblast, the Union of ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) participants and volunteers in Oleksandrivskyi district “Neskoreni” (“Invincible”) won a mini-grant and received 95K hryvnias for the purchase of modern sewing machines, which will be used by internally displaced persons to make clothes for the military. The union has already purchased the equipment.

Poltava oblast

A mobile team works in Zinkivsk community in, which provides psychological and medical assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local residents. During the visits, the mobile team collects requests from IDPs and locals regarding provision of medicine and hygiene products.

Cherkasy oblast

In Cherkasy, poker athletes played a charity tournament and collected funds for equipment for the resuscitation car. Both professional athletes and amateur players took part in the tournament.

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

This morning, the enemy launched another rocket attack on Zaporizhzhia and two villages in Zaporizhzhia district. About ten S300 missiles were launched.

Infrastructure facilities were destroyed in the regional center. So far, it is known about one victim. An infrastructural object, two educational institutions, one medical institution and previously seven apartment buildings were damaged.

Consequences of a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia. Photo: Anatolii Kurtiev, Secretary of the Zaporozhhia City Council.

The enemy shelled the regional center, suburbs, and settlements in Zaporizhzhia, Vasylivka, and Polohy districts for two days. The information about injured and killed citizens was reported.

Warehouses and agricultural machinery were destroyed in Huliaipole. The russian troops targeted residents’ homes and damaged the territory of a local farm in Stepnohirsk.

There are losses among civilians. A woman died from gunshot wounds.

Ukrainian special forces destroyed a russian Ka-52 helicopter towards Zaporizhzhia.

Over the past few days, the Armed Forces destroyed three warehouses with ammunition, more than twenty pieces of weapons and military equipment, the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, the personnel concentration area, more than 250 occupiers were injured.

A total of 10K russian passports were issued in the temporarily occupied part of Zaporizhzhia oblast. According to Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol, issuing russian passports ceased to be a priority goal for russians after the fake referendum. 

On October 3, the state duma of the russian federation ratified the agreement on “accession” to russia of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, in particular Zaporizhzhia oblast.

The russians returned from captivity the general director of the Zaporizhzhia NPP Ihor Murashov on September 30. This was announced by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi on October 3.

Mykolaiv oblast

The enemy hit a civilian industrial infrastructure facility in the suburbs of Mykolaiv with an Kh-59 air-launched missile fired from a Su-35 fighter. The production facilities and several buildings of the enterprise were damaged. There are no casualties.

Consequences of the enemy attack on the industrial infrastructure in Mykolaiv. Photo: from social networks.

In the morning, the enemy shelled the water area and port infrastructure in Ochakiv with mortars. There were no human losses. The Shyroke territorial community was also under enemy fire. Information about damage and victims is being clarified.

The police documented damage to 16 apartment buildings and two private residential buildings, the premises of a pharmacy, a shop and the territory of a private enterprise after yesterday’s attacks on Mykolaiv, Halytsynivka and Vesniane communities. A 65-year-old resident of the Halytsynivska community was injured.

The crews of the Mykolaivvodokanal municipal utility company completed the repair of the water supply network that supplies water to the residents of the Solianyi and Pivnichnyi microdistricts. The water supply was damaged as a result of russian shelling.

Mykolaiv residential buildings, damaged by shelling on September 30, began to be repaired. Construction crews have already closed the windows in those apartments whose owners are in the city. With the help of a construction tower and climbing equipment, they repair the windows in those apartments whose owners have left.

On Saturday, October 1, during a visit to Odesa oblast, Oleksiy Reznikov and the Minister of Defense of Germany, Kristine Lambrecht, honored military personnel, military medics and Mykolaiv rescuers, volunteers and representatives of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration.

Awarding of defenders of Mykolaiv. Photo: Mykolaivska RMA.

Starting from October 4, humanitarian aid will be provided to community residents over the age of 70 in Voznesensk. People will be able to get a food kit. This was reported by the Voznesensk City Council.

Mykolaiv female students make trench candles for servicemen. The volunteers want to help Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines to warm up in the cold season. Trench candles can illuminate or heat a small room. They can be used to heat water or food, or to dry clothes. Such a candle burns for about two hours.

Odesa oblast

There are three surface and two underwater Kalibr enemy carriers on combat duty in the Black Sea. They have 32 high-precision missiles on board.

Mark Kutsevalov, a comedian from Odesa oblast, bought three ambulances and an SUV for the military after a charity trip to Hoverla.

Comedian Mark Kutsevalov and the ambulance cars he bought. Photo: from social networks

Donors collected 9 liters of blood for Ukrainian servicemen in one day in Odesa. The day before, an urgent blood collection was announced in the city. The collection was closed within two hours.

Four ships with 77.4 thousand tons of grain for the countries of Africa, Asia and Europe left the ports of Great Odesa as part of the “grain initiative” implementation.

Kherson oblast

The situation in the South direction remains complex, but controlled by the Defense Forces. Our divisions continue active actions, keep the initiative in the established territories and in the advancement. They have partial success in the north.

The position, composition and condition of enemy units is significantly adjusted by the influence of our forces. The enemy is trying to defend, but in some directions he is forced to retreat, leaving his positions.

At noon, an enemy Su-25 attack aircraft was shot down by our anti-aircraft missile unit in Beryslav district during an attempt to launch an airstrike on our positions.

The russian army shelled 9 settlements in Kherson oblast. The greatest amount of damage and destruction to civilian infrastructure, private houses, and farm buildings was recorded in the villages of Arkhangelske and Visokopillia, Tokareve, Ivanivka, Olhyne, Myroliubivka, Orlove. There are wounded among civilians.

Occupiers seized the buildings and property of the children’s health center in the city of Skadovsk. They forced the guard to leave the area, after which the russian military moved into the complex.

On October 3, the state duma of the russian federation ratified the agreement on the “accession” to russia of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, in particular Kherson oblast.

Mobilization measures continue in the temporarily occupied territories. The occupying forces carry out yard patrols and compile lists of men of conscription age. Document checks have been strengthened at checkpoints, and exits from territories under the control of the occupiers have been made as difficult as possible.

Western regions

Volyn oblast

Two electric coagulators were presented to the Lutsk maternity hospital. These instruments can perform tissue dissection without bleeding. Electrocoagulators were donated by German doctors, as well as the All-Ukrainian charitable organization “Ukrainian Fund for the Welfare of Children” with the financial support of ChildFund Deutschland (Children’s Fund, Germany) and Terre des Hommes (Switzerland).

In Lutsk, the “HaRmYdEr” theater presented the play “Survivor Syndrome”, which tells about the experiences of a Ukrainian who woke up to the sounds of air raid sirens and rocket explosions on February 24 and learns to live with war every day.

Olena Lototska, a resident of Lutsk, who does not have an art education, began to paint the entrance of the apartment building in which she lives from the beginning of the full-scale invasion of russian troops into Ukraine. Everything is Ukrainian-themed.

Painted entrance. Photo: from social networks

Maryana Mamonova, released from war captivity, was given an apartment in Lutsk. The prisoner of war was pregnant. On September 25, the defender gave birth to a girl, Anna, in the Lutsk perinatal center.

The city council website reported, a charity athletics tournament among young athletes will be held in Novovolynsk on October 7. All funds collected at the tournament will be used for the needs of the Armed Forces.

Zakarpattia oblast

Housing for more than 230 forced migrants will be arranged in Vynohradiv Region. The project is implemented jointly with the international organization ZOA International, which provides assistance to particularly vulnerable groups of forced migrants in Zakarpattia oblast.

Technogenic safety classes will be arranged in Zakarpattia schools.

A volunteer hub to help internally displaced persons will be opened in Svalyava on October 4. People who need humanitarian aid because of the war can come and choose the things they need. The volunteer hub offers men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, blankets, pillows, towels, shoes, bed linen, as well as children’s toys.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The head of the Regional Military Administration Lyudmila Sirko held a meeting with the heads of specialized structural divisions of the Regional Military Administration regarding problematic issues of IDPs.

The “Unity Festival” was held in the village of Stariy Lysets of the Lysets territorial community on the initiative of local residents. The collected funds are planned to be transferred to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In Ivano-Frankivsk, children of the military will be able to study at a private school free of charge. The All-Ukrainian network of private secondary schools IT Step School has allocated UAH 15 million for the education of children of military personnel. Its goal is to help children whose parents defend Ukraine get a quality education. This is reported by the representatives of the institution.

In the village of Blyudnyki of the Galician territorial community, a department of inpatient care was opened for the permanent or temporary residence of elderly people, people with disabilities, as well as IDPs.

Over UAH 3 million were collected in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast for defenders in three hours. The lots at the charity auction, more than 50 unique items, were presented by dozens of residents of the region.

Bohdan Stanislavskyi, the head of Kolomyia, announced that thirteen fully equipped drones were handed over to the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade in the combat zone in Kolomyia. Three DJI Matrice 300 drones and 10 DJI mavic 3 drones were handed over. 

More than UAH 31K were collected in Rohatyn Region to purchase warm clothing for the Armed Forces, the Rohatyn City Council reported. A festival and a charity fair were held in the local community.

Lviv oblast

On the day of the city of Busk, more than UAH 77 thousand were collected for the needs of defenders who defend Ukraine from the russian aggressor.

The 62nd anniversary of the release of the first Ukrainian subcompact car “Zaporozhets ZAZ-965” was celebrated in the Lviv Museum of Technology “Retro Garage”. 30 internally displaced children took part in the celebration. IDP children were evacuated to Lviv oblast from Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk and Mykolaiv regions.

A celebratory photo session was held at the “Unbreakable Mothers” mother and child center, built in Lviv for pregnant internally displaced women who fled the war to Lviv.

In Yavoriv region, in Shehyn community, within the framework of the “Strength in unity” charity event, more than UAH 20K were collected for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Rivne oblast

In Mizotsk community, in Rivne district, a memorial plaque to the soldier and fellow villager Mykhailo Plisak was opened. IMykhailo Plisak died in June in the battle near Zaporizhzhia. The soldier was buried in his native village of Derman Druha. He was only 24 years old.

Memorial plaque. Photo: from social networks

Students and teachers of the communal institution “Ostroh Special School No. 1” organized a charity fair-exhibition in the city. UAH 12.5 thousand were collected at the fair. All proceeds will go to the needs of the Armed Forces.

On Territorial Defense Day, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the soldiers of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and presented them with state awards. The 3rd degree “For Courage” orders were awarded to two residents of the Varas community, Senior Sergeant Serhiy Andreev and Master Sergeant Vitaly Radchuk. This is reported by Varash City Council.

Ternopil oblast

In Ternopil, students and teachers of the medical university make trench candles for defenders.

In the city of Buchach, Ternopil oblast, the renovation of an apartment building for internally displaced persons is being completed. This was announced by the head of Regional Military Administration Volodymyr Trush. The dormitory was converted and overhauled for internally displaced persons. The building is designed for 400 people.

Children from Chortkiv and the villages of the community joined in collecting funds for the purchase of a drone for 47 separate artillery brigades, bringing more than UAH 6 thousand to the operational headquarters of the Chortkiv City Council.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The Museum of Propaganda in the city of Shepetivka was replenished with new exhibits thanks to the soldiers of the 88th battalion of territorial defense of the Shepetivka region. Among such “trophy” exhibits are occupiers’ rations, shoulder pads, parts of uniforms, printed products, etc.

“Trophy exhibits”. Photo: from social networks

The length of the curfew in Khmelnytskyi region has been changed. In the future, it will start at midnight and end, as before, at 5 o’clock in the morning. The order was published on the website of Khmelnytskyi Military Regional Administration, dated September 30, 2022. The curfew changes will take effect starting today, October 3.

Chernivtsi oblast

A consolidated detachment of rescuers from Bukovyna went to the east of Ukraine. It will work in the de-occupied territories. This is reported by the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Chernivtsi oblast.

Nine children from Bukovyna, who need special attention and support, will recover in the international children’s center “Artek” in Zakarpattia. Here they will visit the thematic change “We believe in ourselves, we will save Ukraine”. In addition, residents of Artek will be able to study for free at one of the leading distance schools of Ukraine, the “Optima Education Center”. This is reported by the Department of Social Protection of the Population of Chernivtsi Oblast.

Children from Bukovyna went to Zakarpattia. Photo: from social networks

The 15th state fire and rescue unit became operational in Chernivtsi. This is the first unit that was opened in the city since independence. The rescuers will go to the place where they were called, protecting the densely populated residential area of Chernivtsi, Rivne and the surrounding streets from the fire.

International support

The European Union has signed a memorandum on allocation of $5 billion in macro-financial assistance to Ukraine, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said. 

In Turkey, the first Ukrainian ADA-class anti-submarine corvette Hetman «Ivan Mazepa» was launched at the RMK Marine shipyard. Olena Zelenska became its godmother and, as required by maritime traditions, she gave a christening to the new Ukrainian ship.


«Hetman Mazepa». Photo: Olena Zelenska’s telegram channel

The Armed Forces received the Polish anti-drone system SKY CTRL. It is capable of detecting aircraft at a distance of 10 km and is already operating in one of the directions.

10 out of 30 NATO member states have already supported Ukraine’s accession to the alliance: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, North Macedonia, Poland, Canada.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron. The parties discussed the importance of strengthening defense support for Ukraine.

Europe is ready for winter without russian gas. The EU can import almost 40% more liquefied gas than last year. Thus, it will be possible to compensate for the complete stoppage of gas supplies from russia.

Boris Johnson got a new position related to Ukraine. The former British Prime Minister headed the “Friends of Ukraine” group in the Conservative Party.

French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the pseudo-referendums and russia’s attempts to annex Ukrainian regions.

As of September 30, 2022, 4 million 183.84 thousand Ukrainians have registered in the temporary protection program. The largest number of refugees with temporary protection status is in Poland, 1 million 409.14 thousand. This is followed by Germany and the Czech Republic, 709.15 thousand and 438.93 thousand. This was reported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Former CIA chief David Petraeus explained how the U.S. will respond to the russian nuclear strike on Ukraine, the ABC News reported. He reassured that NATO forces led by the United States will destroy all conventional forces that can be seen and identified on the battlefield in Ukraine and Crimea, as well as all russian ships in the Black Sea.

Latvia will give Ukraine 195 Atlas Pro reconnaissance drones and 15 jeeps free of charge.

On October 11, the publishing house A-ba-ba-ga-la-ma-ha will release a re-issue of the novel “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” with a cover in yellow and blue colors.

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”. Photo: from social networks




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