Україна Оперативна інформація з регіонів 12.09.2022

Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news September 12, 2022 (photo)

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

It has been the 201st day of Ukraine’s resistance to the russian military aggression.

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 the temporarily occupied territories and disrupting the offensive of our troops in certain directions. The enemy conducts aerial reconnaissance, continues to destroy positions of our units, trying to take measures to restore the lost position and moving its troops. There is a constant threat of air and missile strikes throughout Ukraine.

The russian occupiers continue their tactics of terror and intimidation of the civilian population of Ukraine. Unable to respond on the battlefield, russian occupiers once again targeted the critical infrastructure of peaceful Ukrainian cities with missiles. Rockets and volleys of multiple launch rocket systems hit power and water supply facilities, factories and residential buildings in the cities of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kostiantynivka, Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. The infrastructure in the settlements of Pervomaiske, Bilohorivka, Liubomyrivka, Partizanske, Sukhyi Stavok, Shyroke, Vesela Dolyna, and Zaitseve was damaged.

In total, the enemy inflicted 5 missile and more than 10 air strikes, conducting over 20 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on military and civilian targets on the territory of Ukraine.

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

In other directions, the enemy fired at military and civilian infrastructure from tanks, combat vehicles, barreled and jet artillery, namely:

towards Kharkiv, Kostiantynivka and Udy;

towards Kramatorsk, the settlements of Staryi Karavan, Sloviansk, Tetianivka, Pyskunivka, Raihorodok and Kryva Luka;

towards Bakhmut, the settlements of Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Mykolaivka Druha, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Vesele and Zaitseve;

towards Avdiivka, areas near Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Pervomaiske and Vodiane;

towards Novopavlivka, Nikolske, Prechistivka, Velyka Novosilka and Vuhledar;

towards Zaporizhzhia, the settlements Huliaipole, Mali Shcherbaky, Malynivka, Novoandriivka, Novopil, Poltavka, Vilne Pole, Vremivka and Zelenyi Hai.

Towards the South Buh, the occupiers fired barreled and rocket artillery along the entire contact line. In addition, the enemy conducted aerial reconnaissance with the UAV, conducting 56 flights.

The military command of the russian federation suspends sending new, already formed, units to the territory of Ukraine. The current situation in the theater of military operations and distrust of the high command force a large number of volunteers to strongly abandon the prospect of serving in combat conditions. The situation is influenced by information about the actual death toll, while losses from among private military companies and those mobilized from the temporarily occupied territories are considered at all. The situation is deteriorating due to the general attitude towards their own wounded. In particular, russian hospitals deliberately simplify diagnoses and the nature of combat injuries, and do not provide time for rehabilitation to quickly return servicemen to the combat zone.

The defense forces successfully repulsed enemy attacks in the areas of Bakhmut, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Maiorsk, Mykolaivka Druha, and Novomykhailivka.

To support the actions of ground groups, the Defense Forces aircraft carried out seven strikes, hitting five strongholds and buildups of manpower and equipment; two positions of enemy air defense were destroyed.

Fire damage inflicted by our rocket forces and artillery successfully destroyed control points of various levels, buildups of enemy manpower,  air defense means, electronic warfare, artillery units, ammunition, fuel and lubricant depots.

In the liberated areas, mopping-up operations continue, there is a high risk of mine danger. Mass crimes of the enemy on Ukrainian soil, facts of violation of international humanitarian law and rules of warfare are recorded. Representatives of military administrations, together with the Defense Forces, are doing everything possible to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe, resulting from constant shelling, missile and air strikes of the enemy, lack of electricity, food and medicine in the former russia-occupied territories. Evacuation of civilians from the combat zone is ongoing.

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi announces that consultations on creating a nuclear and physical security zone around the ZNPP have started. The situation at the station remains unstable. Several weeks of shelling of the ZNPP area resulted in damaging its vital power infrastructure. Even when all reactors are shut down, power is still needed to cool the last reactor and maintain the systems needed to prevent a nuclear accident. Therefore, it is important to create a security zone as soon as possible.

Spokeswoman of the press center of the ‘South’ Operational Command Natalia Humeniuk reports that the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated at least five settlements of Kherson Oblast and about 500 square kilometers during a counterattack in southern Ukraine. The settlements of Vysokopillia, Novovoznesenske, Bilohirka, Sukhyi Stavok and Myroliubovka have already been liberated today. She also adds that the enemy is trying to enhance filtering measures, in particular around Kherson, taking the city “under siege” with a belt of checkpoints and patrols. The Armed Forces of Ukraine keep this territory under fire control.

The ‘South’ Operational Command reports that in Kharkiv region, enemy units are trying to find ways to get in touch with our units and negotiate their disarming. Head of the press center of the Security and Defense Forces of the ‘South’ Operational Command, Natalia Humeniuk adds: “We continue to advance and this movement is quite convincing. It has an impact not only on the geographical movement of hostile positions, but also on the invaders’ psychological condition…”

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as a result of a Ukrainian counterattack, russian troops withdrew from Dvorichna and Velykyi Burluk settlements, Kupiansk district. The invaders took away looted property and vehicles from residents.

The Azov Kharkiv grouping and the 14th Independent Mechanized Brigade named after Prince Roman the Great report that they rooted out enemy forces in the entire northeast of Kharkiv oblast – from Vesele to Vovchansk. Izbytske, Starytsia, Ternova and Varvarivka villages were completely de-occupied. Khotimlia village, Staryi Saltiv community, is also under the Ukrainian flag.

Russians withdrew from Dvorichna and Velykyi Burluk settlements, Kupiansk district. In some parts of the front line, our defenders reached the state border with russia.

Head of the Kharkiv RMA, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that last night around midnight, the enemy launched a missile strike on Nova Bavariia district, preliminarily with S-300 air defence systems. A 5-storey residential building was partially destroyed. Unfortunately, 1 person was killed and 2 injured. Information is being clarified.

Around 8 pm, the enemy launched a rocket attack on Kholodna Hora district, damaging critical infrastructure. Two workers were killed. Rescuers spent almost all night extinguishing a large-scale fire.

Burning CHP-5 in Kharkiv. Photo: Konstiantyn and Vlada Liberovs

Police reports on fragments of X-101 missiles found at the site of the shelling of a critical infrastructure facility in Kharkiv.

Also yesterday, a critical infrastructure facility in Chuhuiv district was hit by russian shelling. Two people were injured.

Kharkiv Mayor, Ihor Terekhov, reported that a residential building was partially destroyed in Nova Bavariia district as a result of night shelling. One person was killed and two injured.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, said that as a result of russian missile strikes, the electricity supply in Kharkiv and much of Kharkiv oblast disappeared. Also, pumps supplying water to people’s homes did not work without electricity. As of this morning, electricity and water supply in the region was restored by 80 per cent. Work is ongoing. The situation repeated itself in the afternoon: critical infrastructure facilities were knocked out due to shelling, resulting in the loss of power and water supply in Kharkiv. The City Council confirmed that after the russian shelling of the city on September 12, all-electric transport was temporarily shut down.

The invaders targeted Osnova and Kyiv districts. The road surface was hit. A 37-year-old man was killed.

According to the Emergency Medical Centre, a total of six people were injured, including an 18-year-old girl. She and a 33-year-old woman suffered minor injuries and did not need hospitalisation.

The condition of the other 4 injured is considered to be of moderate severity. They received the necessary care at medical institutions.

According to preliminary information from the Energy Ministry, the shelling of energy facilities in Ukraine on September 11 resulted in the deaths of four energy workers and three people were injured.

Kharkiv Mayor, Ihor Terekhov, said that in the evening, the invaders shelled a residential area in Nemyshlia district.

The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported on the bodies of four civilians with signs of torture found in Zaliznychne village liberated from the invaders.

The first humanitarian cargoes were sent to liberated communities in Kharkiv oblast. There is no shortage of food for the population. More than 42 tonnes of food and over 5 thousand litres of drinks were sent to Balakliia community. The Chkalovske community received almost 2.5 tonnes of products.

Donetsk oblast

Based on the information provided in the Facebook page of Command of Air Assault Forces, the Ukrainian military liberated Kamianka, Bohorodychne, Izium, Oskol and other settlements in Donetsk Oblast and raised the National Flag there. 

According to the National Guard of Ukraine, the Ukrainian military entered Sviatohorsk and took control of the temporarily occupied city.

Donetsk Oblast was partially de-energized at night. These are the consequences of an enemy strike on the energy infrastructure of neighbouring regions.

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that Russians killed 3 civilians in Donetsk Oblast, namely in Velyka Novosilka, Romanivka and Bakhmut. Another 8 people were injured.

The National Police says that russian invaders inflicted 23 strikes on Donetsk Oblast. 14 settlements were under enemy fire. In Kramatorsk, there were five missile strikes. In Sloviansk, the enemy used the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system against the population. There are wounded and dead civilians.

Head of Kramatorsk City Military Administration, Oleksandr Honcharenko, said that missiles in Kramatorsk targeted the perinatal center, 2 private houses and a garage. No casualties are reported.

Around midnight, the russians shelled Kostiantynivka where dry grass was fired in the open area, 2 houses were damaged. No casualties are reported.

Kostiantynivka. Photo: from social networks

Towards Donetsk, the enemy was active in Mariinnka and Avdiivka communities. In Krasnohorivka, 3 high-rise buildings were damaged. In Avdiivka, there was massive shelling of the central part of the city. No information has been received about the victims so far.

 Towards Bakhmut, the night passed relatively calmly, except for Paraskoviivka. One house was destroyed  and 13 damaged there. There are no casualties.

Consequences of a missile strike. Photo: telegram channel of Head of the Donetsk RMA Pavlo Kyrylenko

The russian military shelled some private houses of Sloviansk and the territory of the brick factory. As a result of the shelling, there are no dead or wounded.

 Residents of the occupied Mariupol cook meals from their own food stocks for pensioners who do not receive humanitarian aid.

Luhansk oblast

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine says that during their retreat, russian troops hastily abandon their positions and flee deep into the temporarily occupied territories or to the russian federation. This trend continues. Thus, in Luhansk oblast, the russian military and their families left Svatove. Only servicemen of the so-called “people’s militia” from among the local residents remained.

 Head of the Luhansk RMA Serhii Haidai says that the occupation authorities confirm the movement of the military and collaborators deep into Luhansk oblast. Moreover, “some are in transit to the territory of the russian federation.” The pseudo-referendum, scheduled to be held on September 11, has been postponed indefinitely. They seem to be ready to vote even on December 31. 

The Defense Forces managed to oust the enemy from more than twenty settlements of the country.

 The aviation of the Defense Forces inflicted eight strikes, hitting a platoon stronghold, six buildups of enemy manpower and military equipment, as well as one anti-aircraft missile system.

 Russians shelled the settlements of Tetianivka, Donetsk, Raihorodok, Kryva Luka, Verkhniokamianske and Spirne towards Kramatorsk. Towards Bakhmut, the settlements of Vesele, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Mykolaivka Druha, Zaitseve  were also shelled.

Towards Luhansk and the border with the Russian Federation, huge queues of occupiers’ and collaborators’ cars are noticed: in Shchastia – 1.5 km, in Stanytsia Luhanska – up to 10 km.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

Head of the Kyiv RMA Oleksii Kuleba announced that there was a meeting held with the governor of the French city of Saint-Germain-en-Laye Arnaud Péricard. They discussed the possibility of French mayors’ assisting in restoration of Ukrainian cities, in particular the de-occupied territories of the Kyiv oblast. It was about restoring critical infrastructure, educational institutions, and in the future – development of cultural and even tourist projects.

Meeting with the governor of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Photo: telegram channel of Head of the Kyiv RMA Oleksii Kuleba

The State Bureau of Investigation informs that the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv took into custody the former head of the SSU Office in Kharkiv Oblast Roman Dudin. 

In Moshchun, families from all over Ukraine honoured the memory of the defenders of Kyiv Oblast. The Alley of Honor was laid there, with bushes of viburnum – a symbol of indestructibility and Ukrainian spirit. As a sign of memory, relatives placed angels on viburnum.

Head of the Kyiv RMA Oleksii Kuleba informs that at the operational headquarters of the Defense Council of Kyiv Oblast, preparation of heat supply facilities in the region for the autumn-winter period was discussed.

The press service of the Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office says that under the procedural guidance of the Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office, a special pre-trial investigation was completed and an indictment against a collaborator who transferred the property of the Luhansk TPP to representatives of the russian occupation authorities was sent to court. The Prosecutor’s Office also defended in the appeal the decision to return to the city the premises in the house-architectural monument on Peremohy Avenue, 45 in Kyiv.

The Kyiv administration reports that 675 preschool educational institutions resumed their work in Kyiv Oblast, of these, 602 being communal and 73 privately owned. Currently, 47116 children receive pre-school education in various forms of training, 1615 of them from the families of internally displaced persons. In full-time and mixed formats, there are 420 kindergartens of all forms of ownership. More than 22K children are enrolled in them. In addition, 255 communal institutions for 14880 children continue to work remotely.

In the Kozarovychi gymnasium, a shelter is being arranged, and there are plans to switch to a mixed format of training instead of distance learning. The institution is being restored after damage caused by the russian army – broken windows and doors are installed.

In Kyiv Oblast, an administrator of Internet resources will be tried for the support of the russian federation. The accused created and administered about 20 Internet resources, where propaganda was carried out in favour of the aggressor country.

Zhytomyr oblast

In Zhytomyr Oblast, volunteers, health workers, employees, entrepreneurs, foresters and gas workers received awards from the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov – Badges of Honor and medals For Assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Rescuers of Zhytomyr oblast conducted demonstration exercises for employees of the state forest protection and state forestry enterprises of the region dedicated to recognition of explosive objects and reduction of the risk of possible injury when a mine is detected in the forest. The Forestry Department of the Naroditsky Forestry reports that these exercises were initiated by foresters, because some villages of the Narodytska community had been under occupation by russian troops for several months.

Rescuers of Zhytomyr region conducted training for foresters. Photo: from social networks

The Zhytomyr City Council reports on its Facebook page that in early October, a mobile Social Kitchen will appear in Zhytomyr to provide ready meals to up to 1K people a week. 

On September 10, a charity flower fair Flowers for Knights was held in Malyn. The participants of the event sold plants, and the funds were collected for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Gardeners and flower growers sold garden, indoor plants, fruit and berry seedlings, bouquets, fruits and vegetables.

Sale of flowers for the knights of the Armed Forces at the fair. Photo: from social networks

Sumy oblast

Dmytro Zhivytskyi, Head of Sumy oblast, reported that the night passed quietly, but at 5 and 8 in the morning the enemy carried out several strikes on the territory of the Bilopillia community. 25 mortar hits were recorded. The fire was coming from the russian settlement of Tiotkine. There were no consequences.

Consequences of shelling in the Bilopillia community. Photo: from social networks

On September 11, the enemy targeted critical infrastructure facilities near Kharkiv with two cruise missiles. A number of regions were left without electricity, including Kharkiv, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk and partially Sumy and Donetsk oblasts. Fluctuations in voltage also occurred in the Shostka community. Therefore, the Department of Housing and Communal Services on the instructions of Mayor Mykola Noha will consider reservation of all energy carriers. It also became known that the local authorities will purchase 20 mini-power plants for multi-apartment buildings.

Three schools of Sumy oblast were included in the Safe School program by the international charitable organization Eastern Europe Foundation. The institutions will receive kits for setting up shelters worth about UAH 300K. 

On the basis of one of the schools, the evening form of instruction will be introduced in two groups (30 people) and two classes (34 people). The Sumy RMA reports that the preparation of educational institutions for working in the autumn-winter period is almost completed. 

Chernihiv oblast

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Chernihiv oblast reported that demining of the oblast territory continues. Over the past week, pyrotechnic teams of the State Emergency Service discovered and removed 762 explosive objects. As of September 12, a total of 43,393 explosive items have been seized since the beginning of hostilities.

Mine clearance in Chernihiv oblast. Photo: from social networks

The other day, a meeting was held between Deputy head of the Chernihiv RMA, Dmytro Ivanov, and Mayor of the French city of Saint-Germain-en-Laye Arnaud Pericard. This is reported by the Chernihiv RMA. At the meeting, the parties discussed the possibility of cooperation between Chernihiv oblast and the Yvlin department as part of cooperation with the Ile-de-France region, namely: creation of a system of town twinning, reconstruction of administrative buildings of Chernihiv oblast, provision of additional vehicles to facilitate the daily life of Chernihiv residents.

The Novgorod-Siversky city territorial community reported that the road bridge, connecting Novgorod-Siversky and Shostka communities is a structure that is closely related to all spheres of people’s life and is very important for logistics. Today it is damaged. The Novgorod-Siversky community wants to restore the bridge destroyed by the rashists on its own. The state plans to overhaul the road bridge in 2023. But because of the constant need to properly ensure the life of the community, the city council is considering the possibility of providing a subvention to the state transport special service, which will be engaged in  construction of a temporary bridge already this year.

Destroyed bridge in the Novhorod-Siverskyi community. Photo: from social networks

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

At night, the enemy attacked the Nikopol district. They fired at the Chervonohryhorivska community from Hrad MRLSs. Previously, the lyceum and up to ten residential buildings were damaged. People were not injured.

The russian occupying forces shelled the Marganets community and Nikopol from barrel artillery.

Head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk informs that at night, the enemy shelled the Zelenodolsk community from Hurricanes. A residential building and a gas pipeline were damaged. There were no casualties among the civilian population. 

Consequences of the enemy shelling in Dnipropetrovsk oblast. Photo: Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Valentyn Reznichenko

Vinnytsia oblast

The Vinnytsia community received humanitarian aid from the Polish Fundacja Biedronki thanks to the cooperation of the Podilska Hromada Community Foundation with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Impuls Charitable Foundation. This was reported by the Vinnytsia City Council. The packages with the essentials were handed over to the social policy department of the city council. Assistance will be provided to the families of the fallen combatants. 

Kirovohrad oblast

Another evacuation train from Donetsk oblast was welcomed by Kirovohrad region. More than 80 people arrived, including 11 children. Everyone was sheltered by the Kateryniv Territorial Community. This was announced by Head of the Kirovohrad Regional State Administration Andrii Raikovich.

Evacuation train from Donetsk oblast. Photo: head of the Kirovohrad Regional State Administration Andrii Raikovych.

Poltava oblast

Dmytro Lunin, Head of Poltava RMA, reported that in Poltava Oblast, another batch of aid was handed over to the military – 5 DJI Mavic 3 drones and 10 Motorola radios. They will enable even more efficient performance of tasks.

Cherkasy oblast

Head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets says that in Cherkasy oblast, Lithuanians sent metal fasteners, plates, anchors and other necessary medical equipment for surgical interventions in case of complex fractures. With this equipment worth about 220K euros, doctors will now be able to provide even better care to the injured. 

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Tonight, the enemy launched a rocket attack on Zaporozhzhia. Four S-300 missiles hit an infrastructure facility on the outskirts of the city. The missiles were probably launched from Vasylivka. There were no casualties.

The occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure of Poltavka, Dorozhnianka, Novoandriivka, Zaliznychne, Stepove, Huliaipole, Orihiv, Kamianske, Bilohiria, Chervone, Shevchenko, Olhivske, Charivne, Malynivka, Mala Tokmachka, Novoivanivka, Mali Shcherbaky, and Stepnohirsk.

The police received 28 reports about the destruction of civil infrastructure objects as a result of shelling by the russian occupying forces.

This weekend, the enemy destroyed four dozen houses in Polohy and Vasylivka districts. A farm, a hangar and agricultural machinery were also damaged. Three people died as a result of the shelling. One woman with shrapnel wounds was taken to a medical facility.

Church in the village of Temyrivka damaged by russian shelling. Photo: from social networks

A member of the russian intelligence network was sentenced in Zaporizhzhia to fifteen years in prison. The convict had to carry out external surveillance of the Defense Forces of Ukraine movements and take photographs of strategic and military objects. The intruder was found guilty of treason.

454 people, including 84 children, were evacuated from the temporarily occupied territory.

Mykolaiv oblast

At night, the enemy struck the Bashtanka district, Mykolayiv oblast, with S-300 missiles. A transport infrastructure object was hit, a gas pipeline was damaged, and a shop building was destroyed. There were no casualties.

The russian occupiers attacked Shyroke and Novooleksandrivka. Information about the destruction and victims is being clarified.

As a result of yesterday’s enemy attacks in Mykolaiv, Voznesensk and Bereznehuvate, 60 residential buildings, some offices, vehicles, warehouses and a shop were destroyed. Seven civilians were injured. One person was killed.

There were two fires  in the region, which arose as a result of hostilities. A residential building in the town of Bereznehuvate and two grain warehouses in Voznesensk burned down due to ammunition hits.

Extinguishing a fire caused by hostilities. Photo: State Emergency Service in Mykolaiv oblast

Starting September 12, rice will be distributed to residents of private houses in the Central district in Mykolaiv.

Also, bread continues to be distributed in Mykolaiv. In connection with the re-signing of agreements between the WFP (World Food Program) and bread-making factories, it was planned to suspend the distribution of bread in Mykolaiv. However, one of the city enterprises offered to finance the project for three days. Thanks to the company’s help, 20K loaves of bread will be baked daily in Mykolaiv from September 12 to 14.

Odesa oblast

4 surface carriers of high-precision weapons with 26 Kalibr cruise missiles continue their combat duty in the Black Sea. 3 large amphibious ships are maneuvering along the Crimean coast.

9 ships with 163.8K tons of agricultural products left the ports of Odesa oblast as part of the “grain initiative”. 13 ships are scheduled to enter the ports of Odesa.

The former head of criminal intelligence of the Office for Combating Organized Crime was detained in Odesa. The detainee collected intelligence, including that on the Security Service leadership. The suspect tried to involve several former employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Odesa oblast in subversive activities. So far, the investigators have announced that the ex-employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is suspected of treason. He is being held without bail.

Volunteers conduct free percussion lessons for IDP children in Odesa. The training will last six months, and after the end of the classes there will be a concert.

Drumming lessons. Photo: from social networks

Kherson oblast

According to the ‘South’ Operational Command, since the beginning of the Armed Forces’ active operations, the front line was moved further from 4 to 12 km. The total area of the liberated territories is more than 500 square kilometers.

Ukrainian defenders liberated 13 settlements, including Visokopillia, Novovoznesenske, Bilohirka, Sukhyi Stavok, and Myroliubivka.

Liberated territories of Kherson oblast. Photo: South Operational Command

Active fighting continues along the entire contact line in the South Buh direction. The enemy is trying to organize counter-offensive actions and exerts fire pressure on our troops with rocket and artillery strikes and aviation support.

During the night, the enemy attacked the Ukrainian positions twice with enemy fighters, launched rocket attacks and used heavy artillery on territorial communities along the contact line and in the rear areas.

Ukrainian aviation, missile and artillery units launched more than 100 fire strikes on enemy positions, buildups of manpower and combat equipment in the rear.

2 pontoon bridges near Nova Kakhovka and Dariivka, brought by the enemy across the Dnipro and Ingulets rivers, were damaged, their further use is impossible.

After the successful actions carried out by the Defense Forces towards Kherson, the enemy suffered significant losses in manpower. According to available information, the 810th separate brigade of marines (point of permanent deployment is Sevastopol) lost almost 85% of its personnel.

Over the past two days, the police opened 23 criminal proceedings on the facts of war crimes committed by the russian army in Kherson oblast. Russian troops carried out massive shelling of residential areas in the villages of Sukhyi Stavok, Osokorivka, Olhyne, Bila Krynytsia, Novovoznesensk and Arkhangelsk. The shelling was carried out in the private sector, where there are no military facilities. According to preliminary information, there is destruction of private houses and infrastructure facilities, injured and killed civilians. Some settlements were left without water supply and electricity.

The occupiers seized two hotels in the city center of Kherson.

The russian military abducted two local residents aged 54 and 71 for their pro-Ukrainian position and volunteer activities in the village of Hornostaivka. The whereabouts of the men are currently unknown. Abduction of people by occupation forces also took place in Nova Kakhovka and Vynohradove.

Western regions

Volyn oblast

The Poles sent night vision devices to the voluntary formation of the Lubomlsk community bordering Poland. The thermal imagers are equipped with a modern surveillance system and the function of connecting via WI-FI. These devices were presented to the citizens of Volhynia by policemen from the city of Czestochowa in the Słonsk Voivodeship.

The Plus Plus++ veteran communication space was started in Lutsk. The space was opened thanks to the initiative of the Volyn National University within the partnership program of the Veteran Hub Plus Plus++ public organization with the support of the Lutsk City Council. In the Hub, veterans and families of defenders of Ukraine will be able to receive psychological and legal assistance.

A volunteer from LutskTetyana Repnytska received UAH 440K from the Loto-Zabava lottery. She will direct these funds to production of first-aid kits and tactical backpacks for military medics.

Zakarpattia oblast

The Ukrainian flag with signatures of the soldiers from the 68th separate territorial defense battalion of the Uzhgorod district has become a new exhibit of the Perechyn local history museum. On the flag in capital letters is written ZAKARPATTIA and two dates: 24.02.2022 – Perechyn and 13.04.2022 – Donbas. On February 24, the battalion was created in Perechyn, and on April 13, it was sent to Donbas.

On September 18, the DOG FEST Together to Victory will take place in Uzhhorod. With this event, the organizers want to support four-legged defenders of Ukraine and their instructors.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The Deputy Minister of Health Oleksii Yaremenko visited Prykarpattia. Together with representatives of Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, he visited several health care facilities in the oblast.

Mayor of the city Ruslan Marcinkiv announced that in Ivano-Frankivsk, an annotation board was opened on the facade of the Lyceum to Volodymyr Dutchak, a volunteer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who died in the war.

Annotation board by Hero. Photo: from social networks

Lviv oblast

Rescuers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Lviv oblast received a 30-meter fire truck ladder. The ladder truck was purchased in Germany and handed over to Lviv rescuers as humanitarian aid.

The project The Fifth Element was presented for children and their parents in Lviv. The project aims to improve the Ukrainian language mastering and teach programming. The Fifth Element project is supported by the Press, Education and Culture Department of the US Embassy in Ukraine.

23 young artists held a charity auction Children of Victory Draw in Zhovkva. During the entire auction, it was possible to collect UAH 15K. These funds were used to purchase products for the Soup for a Defender volunteer project.

Girls from Novoiavorivsk made bracelets from beads and rubber bands and sold them to support the Armed Forces. Young volunteers managed to collect UAH 10K. The children gave all the money to the CF City of Good People for the purchase of thermal imagers for defenders.

In Chervonohrad region, a Ukrainian record was set – they prepared a five-meter palianytsia (a loaf of bread). Over 100 ingredients from all regions of Ukraine were used to make it, and it took only 4 minutes and 27 seconds to make. The record loaf was taken to the camp of internally displaced persons. Also, during the event, two cars were sent as part of the 1K Freedom Cars project. Cars will go to Kharkiv and Kherson oblasts.

Rivne oblast

Rivne oblast is preparing to receive another wave of migrants from Donetsk oblast. For this purpose, additional places are being arranged in the oblast to quickly accommodate internally displaced persons.

Mayor of the city Oleksandr Tretiak reported that generators are stockpiled to have additional power sources in case of an emergency in Rivne.

Rivne cartoonist Yurii Zhuravel created a new caricature. This time, he depicted russians fleeing Ukraine.

New caricature. Photo: Rivne RMA

Ternopil oblast

The RMA held a meeting with representatives of the International Organization for Migration in Ukraine of the UN Agency. During the meeting, the needs for purchasing equipment and carrying out repair work in the collective centers to accommodate internally displaced persons in Ternopil oblast were considered.

Mayor Serhii Nadal reported that block-type houses will appear in Ternopil to accomodate people who were forced to leave their homes due to hostilities. New houses will appear thanks to the help of Czech partners.

The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphany of Kyiv and All Ukraine is in Ternopil Oblast on a working visit.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Over 205K displaced people arrived in Khmelnytskyi within 6 months.

The Khmelnytskyi Headquarters for Assistance to Forced IDPs received a certificate as a partner of the World Central Kitchen humanitarian mission.

Certificate. Photo: Khmelnytskyi City Council

Children from Khmelnytskyi, who were successful in educational, artistic or sports competitions, had a three-week vacation in France thanks to the RMA’s cooperation with the non-governmental European initiative European Shelter, which was launched to support people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

In Khmelnytskyi, the open-ended campaign Bring the Heroes Home continues. It is aimed at supporting the defenders of Azovstal, who are still in captivity. The action takes place every Friday at Maidan Nezalezhnosti in the middle of the day.

Chernivtsi oblast

Head of the RMA Ruslan Zaparaniuk announced that over 106K internally displaced persons are settled in Bukovyna.

The RMA reported that since the war began, over 100 enterprises have moved to Chernivtsi oblast.

Head of the Chernivtsi city council Roman Klichuk reported that modular houses for IDPs, donated by the Czechs, will appear in Chernivtsi.

 International support

German Ambassador Anka Feldhusen said that Germany will transfer two IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine already this year, and two more in 2023.

France and Romania will sign an agreement to increase the export of Ukrainian grain.

The EU’s decision to suspend the simplified visa regime for russians has come into force.

Head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EU will get rid of dependence on russian energy resources in 6-7 months.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro proposed to cancel the visa-free regime for russians. Note that since 2008, an agreement on visa-free travel of citizens has been in force between Montenegro and russia.

The US State Department condemned russian strikes on Ukrainian energy infrastructure.

Estonian Minister of  Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu noted the successes of the Ukrainian counteroffensive over the past week and urged allies not to reduce aid until Ukraine wins.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, called Ukrainians brave in the fight against russia and promised that the European Union would help rebuild the country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic called the russian missile attacks on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine cowardly and noted that they indicate russia’s weakness.

The Prime Minister of Estonia Kaia Kallas called the attacks on the energy infrastructure a war crime.

Canadian architecture and design studio WZMH Architects developed a solution for replacing damaged sections of high-rise buildings that were affected by the war in Ukraine. It is proposed to insert prefabricated modular concrete blocks in the room.

A town for Ukrainians is being prepared in Belgium to accommodate up to 600 people in an emergency. Construction of 200 housing units for refugees will begin in September-October.

Over 111K Ukrainians who arrived in Germany after the start of the full-scale invasion of russia began attending integration courses.

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UWG NEWS – Olena Biletska, Yuliya Nakorchevska