Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news September 11, 2022 (photo)

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

It has been the 200th day of Ukraine’s resistance to the russian military agression.

Ukraine briefly

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

The enemy continues to focus on establishing control over the territory of Donetsk oblast, holding temporarily occupied territories and disrupting the offensive of our troops in certain directions.

The enemy conducts aerial reconnaissance. There is ongoing firing of the positions of our units and some measures are taken to restore the enemy’s lost positions by moving their troops. There is a constant threat of air and missile strikes throughout Ukraine. The enemy inflicted 16 missile hits and 3 air strikes on targets on the territory of Ukraine. 15 settlements were affected by them, including Derhachi, Dnipro, Kramatorsk, Kostiantynivka, Mykolaiv and Voznesensk.

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

In other directions, the enemy fired at military and civilian infrastructure from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, namely:

towards Siversk, the settlements of Bachivsk, Maiske, Seredyna-Buda and Yastrubivka, Sumy oblast;

on Baranivka, Borshchova, Dementiivka, Kharkiv, Kostiantynivka, Male Vesele, Prudianka, Peremoha, Pytomnyk, Rubizhne, Ruska Lozova, Slatyne,  Staryi Saltiv, Svitlychne, Ukrainka and Velyki Prokhody;

in Sloviansk, Sloviansk and Stella;

in Kramatorsk, the settlements of Bohorodichne, Hryhorivka, Ivano-Dariivka, Kryva Luka, Mykolaivka, Raihorodok, Rozdolivka, Siversk, Spirne and Zvanivka;

in Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Mykolaivka Druha, Odradivka, Opytne, Rozivka, Sukha Balka, Soledar, Vesela Dolyna,  Yuriivka, and Zaitseve;

in Avdiivka direction, settlements of Avdiivka, Kamianka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pervomaiske, Tonenke, and Vodiane were shelled;

in Novopavlvka, Bohoiavlenka, Mykilske, Shevchenko, Vuhledar and Velyki Novosilki;

in Zaporizhzhia, Huliaipole, Komyshuvakha, Novopil, Poltavka, Rivnopil, Zelene Pole.

Towards South Bug direction, Bilohirka, Liubomyrivka, Lymany, Lupareve, Murakhivka, Myrne, Novovoznesenske, Osokorivka, Pervomaiske, Shyroke, Sofiivka, Ukrainka and Zoria were shelled.

As a result of the successful counterattack of our troops towards Kharkiv, russian hostile troops are frantically leaving their positions. They flee with their loot deep into the temporarily occupied territories or to the russian federation. About 150 servicemen of the Armed Forces of the russian federation left in a convoy from Borshchova and Artemivka, Kharkiv oblast, on two buses, one truck and 19 stolen cars. The same situation is observed in the city of Svatove, Luhansk oblast. The occupiers hastily left the settlement on 4 Kamaz trucks, 20 Tiger armored vehicles and stole over 20 cars of local residents.

The enemy continues to commit terrorist acts and station their servicemen in educational institutions. A school in the village of Liubomyrivka, Zaporizhzhia oblast, was turned into a hospital and more than 100 wounded were placed there, as well as about 10 units of military equipment were placed around the building.

The defense forces once again repulsed enemy attacks in the areas of Avdiivka, Kurdiumivka, Maiorsk, Mykolaivka Druha, Novobakhmutivka, Ozerianivka, Pervomaiske, Velyki Prokhody, Vodiane and Zaitseve.

The liberation of settlements from the russian invaders continues. In Kherson oblast, the occupiers also withdrew from their positions in some settlements. Due to heavy losses in manpower, russian invaders drove all local residents out of the Central City Hospital in Nova Kakhovka and used it exclusively for their military.

To support the actions of ground groups, aviation of the Defense Forces inflicted five strikes. Four buildups of enemy manpower and military equipment and one anti-aircraft missile system were hit. Enemy losses are being clarified.

Rocket troops and artillery of ground groups continue to perform tasks of counter-battery warfare, destruction of manpower and military equipment, disruption of the enemy’s control, logistics system and support the counter-offensive actions of our troops.

The Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov says that Lviv will be the first airport to resume operations. He also notes that the key obstacle to its resumption is safety, not technical issues. When it comes to the opening of Lviv airport, it is possible the same way as with the grain initiative, when Ukraine receives security guarantees from international partners and the UN.

Head of the Kharkiv regional military Oleh Syniehubov reports that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have de-occupied more than 40 settlements in Kharkiv oblast. He also adds that there are more liberated territories, but this figure cannot be announced, given specifics of the military operation of our Armed Forces, which is currently underway.

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk announces that by the end of autumn 2022, the Parliament and other subjects of European integration will be able to fulfill their obligations to start negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union. He also adds that all required bills have been developed, and some of them adopted either in the first reading or as a whole.

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Izium and Kupiansk districts were liberated. In recent days, about 2K square kilometres of Ukrainian territory were liberated from russian occupation. Our units entered Kupiansk. The invaders are escaping from Kharkiv oblast with lorries of loot. More than 75 injured were delivered to the Belgorod region. According to the General Staff, russia is planning to do so-called “mobilisation” in the temporarily occupied territories.

There was no shelling of Kharkiv last night. The enemy intensely shelled the regional centre and settlements in Chuhuiv, Izium, Kharkiv and Kupiansk districts. As a result of the shelling of Kharkiv, one civilian was killed and four more hospitalized with injuries. Two people were injured in Chuhuiv district, one in Izium district, and two more hospitalized in Kupiansk district.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that around midnight, russian invaders shelled Derhachi with missiles, preliminarily from S-300 surface-to-air missile systems. A four-storey building was damaged as a result of the strike.

Based on the information provided by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office today, a russian missile hit near the stadium in Industrial district. Windows in a nearby building were broken through the damaged roof.

Head of Derhachi community, Viacheslav Zadorenko, informed that the liberated Kozacha Lopan settlement is under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Kozacha Lopan, Kharkiv oblast, September 11, 2022. Photo: from social media

Based on the information provided in the telegram channel of the President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Chkalovske settlement, Chuhuiv district was liberated from the invaders.

Head of Izium CIty Council, Valerii Marchenko, said that Ukrainian flags are already flying in Izium, but it is too early to talk about the city’s liberation.

Secretary of City Council, Oksana Bondar, reported on TV marathon about Balakliia recovering from the occupation. Humanitarian headquarters began to work and there is Kyivstar communication.

Head of Zolochiv community, Viktor Kovalenko, informed that russian troops withdrew from the community border area in Kharkiv oblast.

Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, informed that in Kharkiv direction, Ukrainian troops started advancing not only to the south and east but also to the north. It is 50 km away from reaching the state border. According to the chief of the General Staff, the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated Bairak, Nova Husarivka, Shchurivka and Vilkhuvatka.

Ukrainian flags are flying in Tokarivka, Derhachi community near Hoptivka towards the border with Russia, and Lyptsi village in the north, from where russian invaders shelled Kharkiv with barrel and rocket artillery.

According to the Institute for the Study of War, during a counter-offensive in Kharkiv oblast, the Armed Forces of Ukraine entered russian-occupied territory to a depth of up to 70km in some places and captured more than 3 K sq km of territory since September 6. This is more territory than russian forces have seized in all operations since April.

Donetsk oblast

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that russians killed 10 civilians: 3 in Krasnohorivka, 2 in Bakhmut, 4 in Pokrovsk and 1 in Raihorodok. 19 people were injured.

The enemy continues shelling the front line and strikes on the relative rear.

It was relatively quiet overnight in Avdiivka, but by morning downtown was under heavy shelling. Russians used Uragan cluster munitions in the morning in Ocheretyne community. Preliminary – no casualties.

Kramatorsk was shelled with rockets at night, hitting an industrial area. Rai-Oleksandrivka was shelled. A shell fell near the school. Windows of the school and nearby houses were broken, there were no casualties.

Bakhmut was shelled with artillery. A kindergarten, a shopping centre and 8 apartment buildings were damaged. Two houses in Opytne were also damaged. One person was injured in Soledar.

The enemy simultaneously shelled three cities during the day: Kramatorsk, Mykolaivka and Sloviansk. Civilian infrastructure was damaged: industrial facilities, apartment buildings, a petrol station, and the Center of Administrative Services building was also destroyed. At least one person was injured.

Pokrovsk Mayor, Ruslan Trebushkin, said that Pokrovsk was shelled by the invaders nine times a day. This time the enemy used 9M723 Iskander M type missiles. There were 12 casualties: 6 killed and 6 injured. 20 residential buildings and railway infrastructure were damaged.

Aftermath of September 11 missile strike on Pokrovsk Photo: from social media

Head of Kramatorsk City Military Administration, Oleksandr Honcharenko, said that the invaders struck Kramatorsk industrial area with S-300 missiles.

Luhansk oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in Luhansk oblast, the invaders, without waiting for Ukrainian troops to advance, left Svatove in a hurry.

Referring to the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, the so-called local authorities are running away even from territories occupied back in 2014. Partisans installed a Ukrainian flag over Kreminna city. The agency added that Russians also stole more than 20 local residents’ cars to escape.

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that Russian troops are retreating and are afraid to remove the flags raised by Ukrainian partisans. But victory is still far away and there should be no plans to return to settlements in Luhansk oblast in the near future.

Haidai noted that there will be no repeat of 2014 in Ukraine. All mayors, prosecutors, collaborators, informers and gunmen of Russian invaders will not escape responsibility.

In liberated Lysychansk, rescuers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine extinguished a fire in one of the mines. It took 8 tonnes of water to prevent the collapse.

Based on the information provided by Luhansk Regional Military Administration in Poltava, displaced people from Luhansk oblast are provided with free legal assistance at the Humanitarian HQ of Hirske City Civil-Military Administration. At the HQ you can register for humanitarian aid and leave an application for other needs.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock arrived in the capital of Ukraine without any prior announcement. She reassured that Ukraine can rely on support with weapons, humanitarian and financial aid. The assistance in disposal of mines and explosives, as well as investigation of russian war crimes, was discussed. 

Annalena Baerbock in Kyiv. Photo from the Ukrinform

The SSU informed that one bot farm, collaborating with russian PR companies, was neutralised in Kyiv. The wrongdoers created 3K fake accounts on social networks. They used information attacks to deface ministries and departments, law enforcement authorities, military commissariats and the Constitution Court of Ukraine. 

The losses incurred by the damage to Irpin house of culture is estimated at UAH 205 million. At least 10 missiles hit the historical building during the occupation. The Irpin investment council is actively cooperating with representatives of Europe, the US, Great Britain, Canada to collect funds for reconstruction of Irpin cultural facilities. 

Consequences of Irpin house of culture shelling. Photo from social media

Bucha is preparing for the heating season. The city council reports that 28 boiler houses out of 33 damaged ones were restored. Residents are being reassured that all 56 boiler houses will resume operations before the heating season. The construction materials were being purchased to restore roofing in damaged private houses.

THeMIS, the unmanned ground vehicle, produced by the Estonian company Milrem Robotics, was tested at the training area on the outskirts of Kyiv. These unmanned systems are intended for evacuation of wounded from the battlefield. This system is equipped with cameras allowing them to check hazardous areas without exposing military men to danger using remote control. 

THeMIS unmanned system. Photo from social media

The RMA informed that after de-occupation of Kyiv oblast there is a great demand of the Ukrainian and international film industry to shoot documentary, movies, ads and other video content here. The rules of video making under martial law, the algorithm of obtaining the permit, video production at night time and location of video making team during the curfew were discussed at the meeting with representatives of the filmmaking industry.  

The real estate fund of the territorial community will be created in Kyiv. The Kyiv Regional Military Administration informs that it will help provide displaced people and locals with rental dwelling. 

The charity match was held at the Avangard sports hall, badly damaged as a result of russian shelling of the Kyiv TV tower. The event aimed at turning the attention to the legendary basketball center in Kyiv and collecting funds for its restoration. Among the participants were the box superweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk, the former Dynamo defender Vladyslav Vaschuk, famous TV hosts, actors and basketball players. 

Another charity concert was hosted to support the Armed Forces in a cosy yard of the Hetmanate museum located at Kyiv Podil. The event was held by the UA.HELP volunteer center. The donations will be allocated to repair and purchase of parts for the combat vehicles of one of the artillery brigades. 

Zhytomyr oblast 

The Zhytomyr RMA reports that over 700 civilian infrastructure facilities, houses, schools, kindergartens, medical facilities were already restored.  80K displaced people from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson oblasts, who lost their homes, found shelter here. 

The photographer and defender Dmytro Kozatsky (Orest) from Zhytomyr oblast, who is now in russian captivity, won the prestigious Parisian photo contest The Prix de la Photographie. He took the first place in the category Press/war. A legendary series of Azovstal photos named The light will win took the second place in the general category Press.

Dmytro Kozatsky (Orest). Photo from social media
Ukrainian defender. Photo from a series The Light will win taken by Dmytro Kozatsky. Photo from social media

Novograd Volynsky got rid of one more soviet era symbol, ‘Merciless’ tank, located at the city entry, was repainted in the Ukrainian pixel uniform colors. The city council announces that it is the first step to reconstruction of this military memorial complex. 

Sumy oblast

The enemy shelled the border areas of Sumy oblast using barrel artillery, mortars and AGL. As reported in RMA, Mykolaiv, Krasnopillia, Seredina-Buda, Velika Pysarivka and Esman communities came under enemy fire. More than 70 explosions were recorded. The power grid, residential buildings, and a car were damaged due to the shelling of the Seredyna-Buda community. A fire broke out in a field with an area of ​​about two hectares in the Krasnopillia community.

“Sumy” OTC reported that the shelling continued with mortar strikes on Yunakivka and Khotyn communities, 9 explosions were recorded.

30 entrepreneurs have already benefited from the financial support program for business entities affected by the war. This was reported by the head of Sumy RMA, Dmytro Zhivytskyi. To this end, 5 million hryvnias were allocated from the reserve fund of the oblast, 1.5 million of which were used.

Despite the war, Sumy oblast farmers harvested at the same level as last year. According to the Department of Agro-Industrial Development of Sumy oblast, almost 1.2 million grains were threshed with an average yield of 48.5 t/ha. The most difficult harvest in Bilopillia district, which is under constant shelling by the russian army, has been completed regardless of the damage of power plant and machinery operators’ cars, destruction of 25 hectares of wheat by fire.

Sumy RMA reported that regional center of emergency medical aid and disaster medicine was given four modern resuscitation vehicles. Cars are equipped with everything required to transport patients in serious or critical condition. This was made possible thanks to fundraising on the UNITED-24 fundraising platform.

Chernihiv oblast

The enemy continues shelling the border of the Chernihiv oblast. As reported in the SBGS, russian troops inflicted fire damage using the barrel artillery on the outskirts of one of the settlements of the Semenivka community.

The bridge, destroyed due to the hostilities, is open to traffic in the village of Kruty. The bridge was completely restored in 21 days by the troops of the Konotop road rehabilitation regiment of the State Special Service of Transport.

The restored bridge in the village of Kruty. Photo: Oleg Fetsenets

50 streets in Trostyanets will be renamed. As reported in the city council, a working group has been created on issues of de-russification and getting rid of the consequences of the colonial past. Currently, the public suggestions for potential names that can be assigned to these streets are being collected and processed.

Koryukivka residents handed over 300 kg of school supplies to children from Donetsk oblast. The necessary things for school were collected as a part of the “Happy Knowledge Day” action on the joint initiative of educators, military personnel and volunteers.

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

The enemy continues to terrorize Nikopol every night. They hit the city with barrel artillery and Grad MRLS. As a result of shelling, 4 fires broke out in the city. The fire destroyed the security building of the production workshop, an outbuilding, several garages and a car. The building of a private educational institution, 4 high-rise buildings, 13 private residential buildings, 6 utility buildings, gas pipelines, power lines, and a car were damaged. Three people were injured. Men aged 45 and 48 and a woman aged 69 were hospitalised. The enemy also struck Marganets community.

The head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk announced that at night, the enemy launched an airstrike on Dnipro. At half past two, there was an explosion downtown. The two-story building that housed shops and warehouses was destroyed. Trade pavilions of two local markets, several administrative buildings, cars, and a tram contact network were damaged. One person was injured, a 72-year-old man was hospitalised in serious condition.

Consequences of the enemy attack on Dnipropetrovsk oblast. Photo: Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Valentyn Reznichenko

Vinnytsia oblast

Three thousand hryvnias for defenders were collected in Vinnytsia on September 10 and 11 at beach volleyball match meetings of family couples. The money will be transferred to the “Return Alive” fund. The organiser of matches, Valeriy Kalyna, reported that a thermal imager was purchased for defenders using the funds collected at previous volleyball matches.

The literature which justifies the russian armed aggression against Ukraine, was found in one of the temples in the Haisyn district. This was reported on the website of the National Police of Vinnytsia. A religious woman of one denomination informed the police about the find. She discovered the literature denying the russian aggression during the property inventory. According to this fact, a pre-trial investigation is currently underway. Criminal proceedings were opened under Part 1 of Art. 436-2 of the Criminal Code (Justification, recognition as legitimate, denial of the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine, glorification of its participants).

Kirovohrad oblast

In Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad oblast, they organized a auto-moto run with Ukrainian flags to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. An employee of the press service of the city council, Kateryna Rudenko, told about it. More than 50 cars and motorcycles took part in the race. During the run, money was collected in the box and on cards of members of public organizations.

Auto-moto rally in support of the Armed Forces. Photo: from social networks

Poltava oblast
Volunteers in Poltava make potbelly stoves out of gas cylinders for soldiers. Four men joined the work. They buy materials for work using their own funds, other volunteers also help. They have an order for 70 potbelly stoves.

Cherkasy oblast

Ihor Taburets, head of RMA, announced that there was an air alert in Uman region, air defence was activated. Debris of the downed object damaged a private house. No one was hurt. 

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The situation towards Zaporizhzhia has not significantly changed. The enemy concentrates its main efforts on holding the occupied borders.

The occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure of settlements Bilohiria, Poltavka, Huliaipole, Mali Shcherbaky, Zaliznychne, Komyshuvakha, Preobrazhenka, Novoandriivka, Chervone, Olhivske, Dorozhnianka, Mala Tokmachka, Shevchenko, Shcherbaky, Malynivka, Novodanylivka, Stepnohirsk, Kamianske.

The police received 30 reports about destruction of civilian infrastructure facilities as a result of shelling by the russian forces.

According to Enerhoatom, Zaporizhzhia NPP has been completely stopped. At night, the sixth power unit was disconnected from the network, preparations for its cooling are underway. All communication lines of the Zaporizhzhia NPP with the Ukrainian power system have been damaged due to russian shelling. The 6th power unit has been operating, feeding only its own needs of the ZNPP, at a critically low power level for the past three days. When one of the lines was repaired, the decision was made to transfer the unit to the safest state, a cold stop. In the event of repeated damage to the lines of communication with the power system, the risk of which remains high, the ZNPP’s own needs will be powered by diesel generators, duration of which is limited by the technological resource and the amount of available diesel fuel.

The russian occupying forces command is allegedly planning another provocative attack on the city of Enerhodar and the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. The occupiers traditionally plan to blame Ukraine for this. The Ukrainian Intelligence received information that units of the 94th rosguard division, stationed on the territory of the ZNPP, received a command at 2:00 p.m. to enter the shelter and stay there until “special orders”.

There is a humanitarian crisis in the temporarily occupied Berdiansk. This was reported by the Berdiansk Military Administration. About 75% of the population of the Berdiansk community has left the city. Pensioners and low-income families have stayed in Berdiansk. There are no green corridors to leave the city. Occupiers allow pass checkpoints, but very rarely and in small groups. The occupiers use civilians as human shields. It is difficult to get cash in the city, medicines are running out, central heating will most likely not function at all.

1 306 people, including 304 children, were evacuated from the temporarily occupied territory.

Mykolaiv oblast

The enemy struck Voznesensk and Mykolaiv districts with Onyx land-based missiles from the Bastion coastal missile complex from the temporarily occupied Crimea. Air defense forces destroyed 2 missiles in the air. One of the rockets hit a five-story building in Mykolaiv, several nearby residential buildings were damaged. 9 civilians were injured, three of them hospitalized.

The enemy strategic aviation attacked the Bereznehuvate community from the Sea of Azov. 2 Kh-22 cruise missiles hit the private sector. 2 residential buildings were destroyed. Five people were injured.

 In the morning, the enemy again attacked Mykolaiv oblast. The enemy’s strategic aviation attacked Voznesensk with 3 Kh-555 cruise missiles. Rockets hit an elevator with wheat stocks. A fire broke out, firefighters promptly extinguished it. There are no casualties.

Consequences of enemy shelling in Mykolaiv oblast. Photo: the South Operational Command

Over the past day, a fire broke out in Mykolaiv oblast as a result of hostilities. This is reported by the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Mykolaiv oblast. A 5-story residential building was damaged as a result of a night rocket attack on Mykolaiv. Rescuers surveyed the destruction and provided assistance to the injured. 30 people and 5 pieces of equipment were involved in extinguishing the fire.

Also due to shelling of Bereznehuvate, two private residential buildings were destroyed. The rescuers freed a man from under the rubble, another one, unfortunately, died.

Odesa oblast

There are 2 carriers of high-precision weapons with 16 Kalibr cruise missiles on combat duty in the Black Sea.

Two residents of Odesa oblast were detained when they tried to cross the border with Moldova on foot. This was reported by the press service of the Izmail border detachment. The men explained that they were going to Moldova to earn money.

Kherson oblast

The situation in the South Buh operational zone remains dynamically tense, but controlled by the Defense Forces. Active fighting continues along the entire contact line.

The occupying forces are trying to engage reserves, hoping to seize the initiative. The enemy is trying to influence the pace of the advance of our troops with rocket and artillery fire and the support of tactical and army aviation.

In the morning, the enemy tried to conduct reconnaissance by battle in order to identify our positions. The enemy got a tough repulse, lost up to 50% of personnel, 2 BMP and retreated.

During the night, the enemy launched 4 air strikes and 3 missile strikes against the positions of our troops and civilian infrastructure objects. During the past combat day, the enemy carried out 20 airstrikes along the contact line against our positions and adjacent territories.

Over the course of the night and the previous day, Ukrainian aviation, missile and artillery units carried out more than 480 fire missions in the areas of the enemy buildups of manpower and combat equipment, the bridge and the ammunition warehouse.

According to the results of combat missions during the night and the previous combat day, the confirmed enemy losses are 115 soldiers, 22 units of armored vehicles, a 120-caliber mortar, 8 tanks, 1 Msta-Bb howitzer, 1 unmanned scout of the Orlan-10 type. 4 ammunition depots in the Mykolaiv, Kherson and Beryslav districts and near Nova Kakhovka, as well as a bridge across the Dnipro were destroyed.

The russian invaders plan to carry out the so-called “mobilization” of the male population in the temporarily occupied territories due to significant losses in manpower. The occupiers are strengthening the administrative and police regime, entry and exit from the populated areas is prohibited, a curfew has been introduced in the temporarily captured territories of Kherson oblast. A search was made of residential premises of the Skhidnyi microdistrict in Kherson, from which the Antoniv bridge can be seen. Local residents of Kakhovka and Kozatskyi were warned by the russian military to open fire on them if they approached the crossings.

The russian military is trying to restore traffic across the Kakhovska HPP bridge, the section of which is under fire control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The occupying forces intensified filtering measures with the participation of FSB officers of russia in Nova Kakhovka. They check mobile devices, look for citizens who help the Armed Forces.

Russian military abducted Dmytro Symonenko, a resident of Kakhovka. This is reported by the Kakhovka City Territorial Community. Dmytro Symonenko’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

The russian military abducted the director of the Kakhovka School No. 1, Viktor Pendalchuk for the second time. The russian armed forces took the man from his own home using physical force. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

Western regions

Volyn oblast

The RMA reported that as of September 11, over 73K internally displaced persons were accepted in Volyn. Among them are 200 people with disabilities, who are in stationary institutions of social protection.

Relocated enterprises are provided with equipment storage space free of charge in Volyn. 11 have resumed operations out of 28 enterprises that are still moving to Volyn.

The project RE. Valenta: memory protects the future was presented in Lutsk. Now the city has souvenirs based on the works of Oleksandr Valenta, the author of Seasons. 10% of their sale will be donated to the Angar volunteer headquarters for the needs of the Armed Forces.

Library director Alla Efremova reported that russian-language literature for young people in the Volyn regional library is being collected. It will be disposed of, and the money received will be donated to the needs of Ukrainian servicemen.

In Ratniv community, the family of Pavlo Vashchuk was awarded the Order For Courage III degree posthumously.

Zakarpattia oblast

Inspectors of the public relations department together with rescuers held a lecture for teachers of one of Mukachevo’s educational institutions.The inspectors spoke about security measures during the air alert, as well as actions if there is no storage nearby.

Displaced children and residents of Uzhhorod had a 10-week Green vacation. Children learned about the environment and learned to protect it more. The children got to know the cultural heritage of Zakarpattia.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

A monument to a soviet soldier was turned into a monument to the soldiers of the Armed Forces thanks to restoration in Kopanky.

Monument to the Armed Forces. Photo: from social networks

Head of the Kalusa community Andrii Naida announced that the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, awarded the Order For Courage III degree (posthumously) to three defenders from the Kalusa community – Vasyl Tsyuper, Ihor Choshko, and Volodymyr Kushlyk.

Lviv oblast

The RMA reported that the total duration of air alarms in Lviv oblast  has been 7 days, 16 hours 22 minutes. Since February 24, they have sounded 191 times.

The RMA reported that 250K IDPs now officially live in Lviv oblast. There are 75K children, 32K pensioners, 8K disabled, and 121K of working age among them. In the peak period, over 630K forced displaced people lived in the oblast.

Almost 240 Ukrainian children camped in France for two weeks this summer. This became possible thanks to cooperation of the Lviv RMA and the NGO European Shelter.

The RMA held a meeting with representatives of the NGO European Shelter. During the meeting, they began to develop a plan so that children from Ukraine could go to France for vacation in winter.

Sets of special devices, infusion syringe pumps, infusion machines, were delivered to Lviv oblast. The medical equipment was donated by the Oekraïners in the Nederland foundation. Thanks to the Let’s Help Together public initiative, the devices were delivered to four children’s hospitals.

Rivne oblast

During 200 days of the war, the Rivne RMA sent 6.9K tons of humanitarian cargo. To support the affected regions, Rivne RMA formed and sent over 246K food kits.

The initiative Draw the victory of Ukraine continues in Rivne oblast. Children bring their drawings to the centers for collection of assistance from the community throughout the oblast. Volunteers sent these drawings together with the humanitarian cargo to the soldiers on the front lines.

Draw the victory of Ukraine. Photo: Rivne RMA

Ternopil oblast

The RMA reported that since the war began, half a thousand tons of humanitarian aid have been sent from Ternopil oblast to the territory where hostilities have not subsided. Volunteers packed 320K food kits for Kharkiv residents.

During 200 days of the war, 37 medical vehicles were sent from Ternopil oblast to the front line.

Since the war began, emergency workers from Ternopil oblast have neutralized 4K explosive devices in liberated cities and eliminated consequences of rocket attacks in Ternopil and Chortkov.

Volunteers of the culinary landing party of Eder in Ternopil, hundreds of thousands of dumplings were made for defenders.

Volunteers of the “culinary landing”. Photo: from social networks

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that there are over 100K IDPs in Khmelnytskyi oblast. In accordance with the Government’s plans to evacuate residents of the hottest regions of Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi oblast is preparing to receive over 50K displaced people.

As part of the agreement concluded with the UN World Food Program, 810 tons of flour and 270 tons of peas have been delivered to the region since the war began.

67.4% of general secondary education institutions received permission for full-time education. Over 3K children who moved from war-torn territories were enrolled in educational institutions of Khmelnytskyi oblast.

Chernivtsi oblast

The popular Ukrainian rock band KOZAK SYSTEM performed a charity concert in Chernivtsi in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

 International support

The Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal stated that Ukraine will receive €3 billion from the EU already in October.

The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov stated that at Ramstein-5, a course for long-term support of Ukraine has been elaborated.

The Ukrainian military will study in Spain. Military training is one of the obligations that the government of Spain undertook before Ukraine. The training center for soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will operate in Zaragoza, where about 600 Ukrainian soldiers have already arrived for treatment and rehabilitation.

The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov stated that NATO organizes NSPA training for specialists of the Defense Procurement Agency of the Ministry of Defense.

The Minister of Infrastructure of Moldova Andrey Spinu stated that the Moldavian air traffic controller banned Air Moldova from resuming flights to moscow.

Photographer, head of the press service of the Azov regiment and one of the Defenders of Mariupol, Dmytro Orest Kozatskyi, who is in russian captivity, won the prestigious photo competition in Paris – The Prix de la Photographie.The website of the photo award indicates that the Ukrainian defender received gold in the press/war category. In the general Press category, a series of photos from Azovstal called The Light will win by Kozatsky took the 2nd place.

Svetlyna from “Azovstal” received recognition in France. Photo: from social networks

At the BurningMan festival, in the Black Rock desert (Nevada), a striking five-meter Trident installation was erected in support of Ukraine. BurningMan is a world-renowned international festival of independent art.

Installation of the Trident. Photo: from social networks

The writer Stephen King follows the situation in Ukraine and admires the Ukrainian military.

Stephen King’s Twitter. Photo: from social networks

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