Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news September 15, 2022 (photo)

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Ioanna Kryvenko, Tamara Moshkovska, Sofia Ratynska, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Надія Назарова,Marharyta Koval.

It has been the 204th day of Ukraine’s resistance to the Russian military invasion.

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It has been the 204th day of Ukraine’s resistance to the russian military aggression.

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

The enemy continues to focus on trying to completely occupy Donetsk oblast, holding occupied territories and disrupting the advance of our troops in certain areas.

The enemy is shelling our positions along the contact line, trying to regroup troops in certain directions and conducting air reconnaissance. There is a constant threat of air and missile strikes throughout Ukraine.

The enemy continues hitting peaceful residential areas and civilian infrastructure, violating the norms of the International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of warfare. Aerial, missile strikes and multiple launch rocket systems affected the infrastructure of over 20 settlements, in particular, Kryvyi Rih, Nikopol, Bilohirka, Marinka, Olhivske, Oskil, Mykolaiv, Ochakiv, Liubomyrivka, Huliaipole and Myrne.

On September 15, the enemy inflicted 5 missile and 5 air strikes, carried out 23 attacks from rocket artillery 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 the infrastructure from tanks, mortars and artillery of various calibers in the following settlements:

towards Siversk, Halahanivka, Chernihiv Oblast and Kindrativka, Sumy oblast;

towards Kharkiv, Baranivka, Hoptivka, Neskuchne, Sotnytskyi Kozachok, Vysoka Yaruha, and Vovchansk;

towards Sloviansk, Kupiansk;

towards Kramatorsk, Bilohorivka, Ivano-Dariivka, Kramatorsk, Mykolaivka,  Siversk, Tetianivka, and Verkhnekamianske;

towards Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Mykolaivka Druha, Odradivka, Soledar, Sukha Balka, Vesela Dolyna, Yakovlivka, and Zaitseve.

Towards Avdiivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia, no active operations were carried out by the enemy. There was shelling along the entire contact line.

Towards the South Buh, the enemy inflicted fire damage along the entire contact line. Intensive aerial reconnaissance with the UAV was conducted. There were 48 sorties.

In Ukrainian Sloboda region, significant losses of the enemy are confirmed. Thus, the 202nd and the 204th infantry regiments of the 2nd Army Corps of the occupying forces, which took part in the hostilities, were hastily withdrawn to the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk oblast and were disbanded. The remnants of personnel are distributed among the mobilization reserve units. Due to the large number of wounded in the village of Novoaidar, civilian medical institutions, including the children’s hospital, are urgently being repurposed for military hospitals. 

In general, the russian military-political leadership decided to replenish the reserve for the war in Ukraine at the expense of penitentiary institutions, state-owned enterprises and institutions, lifting restrictions on conscription for large families and forcibly creating regional battalions formed on a national basis.

The Defense Forces of Ukraine successfully repelled enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Vesela Dolyna, Maiorsk and Zaitsevo.

To support the actions of ground groups, aircraft of the Defense Forces carried out 18 strikes on buildups of enemy manpower and equipment. Destruction of 10 buildups of the invaders’ manpower, 3 strongholds and 5 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems was confirmed. Enemy losses are being clarified.

In different directions, air defense units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed two enemy UAVs.

Units of the Rocket Forces and Artillery attacked 3 control points, 12 buildups of enemy manpower and military equipment, 2 ammunition depots, air defense equipment and enemy logistics units.

On the evening of September 14, russia fired 8 cruise missiles at the hydraulic structure in Kryvyi Rih, hitting the dam of the Karachuny reservoir. As a result of this strike, more than 100 houses and courtyards were flooded on the Ingulets River, and residents were evacuated. The State Emergency Service reported that in different areas, the water level rose from 1 to 2 meters, dropping later by 40 cm and it keeps falling. Rescuers and emergency services worked at the site all night. Repair work continues today.

During the russian occupation of the city of Izium, Kharkiv oblast, the toll of civilian casualties exceeded twice the toll of victims of the atrocities in Bucha, Kyiv oblast. The Adviser to the Minister of Defense Oleksii Kopytko tells about this on Facebook and adds that the scale of destruction can be several times greater than that in Borodianka.

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast 

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the invaders shelled Baranivka, Hoptivka, Kharkiv, Kupiansk, Neskuchne and Vysoka Yaruha. Baranivka, Neskuchne, Sotnytskyi Kozachok and Vovchansk were also under attack. To hold the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, russia has to reposition the remaining forces from the Kharkiv direction.

Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, informed that last night, the enemy launched another missile strike against Kharkiv. Around midnight, a russian missile hit a forest belt in Kyiv district. Preliminarily, there were no casualties.

The invaders shelled Kharkiv oblast’s settlements along the contact line. As a result of shelling, 5 houses were damaged in Vovchansk. There were no casualties.

According to the Emergency Medical Centre, a 54-year-old man tripped a mine, which exploded, in Kupiansk district. The man was wounded. 

The critical infrastructure is being restored in the de-occupied territories of Kharkiv oblast. Thus, in Balakliia, Izium district, the invaders destroyed the Kharkivhaz building and stole almost all specialised vehicles.

Referring to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, border guards saved five teenagers from a basement who were held by the occupiers.

Mobile outpatient clinics are working in de-occupied Balakliia and Vovchansk.

Donetsk oblast

Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, reported that russians killed two civilians and injured 13 in Dolyna.

Around midnight, russians destroyed an apartment building in Bakhmut. An entire porch was destroyed. The press service added that rescuers saved a man, trapped in the destroyed building, from a flat on the fourth floor. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine is working at the site.

In Toretsk, russians targeted a hospital. At least one person was wounded and 3 departments damaged.

In Svitlodarsk community, russians shelled Maiorsk and Odradivka. There was no information about casualties.

There were overnight hits at Siversk – private houses were damaged.

In Pokrovsk district, the russians hit the rear Myrnohrad and the front-line Avdiivka and Ocheretyne communities.

In Myrnohrad they hit a mine. 1 person was injured. According to preliminary information, they launched Smerch cluster munitions.

In Avdiivka, the downtown was massively shelled again. In Ocheretyne community, Novobakhmutivka was shelled with Uragan MRLs, with no casualties.

In Mariupol, in Volonterivka settlement, residents found the “tail” of a russian missile on a playground. The City Council noted that hundreds of shells, mines, grenades and mined areas may still remain in the city.

According to the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, there are almost no men left in occupied Horlivka as a result of the “mobilization”.

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, enemy troopers were destroyed in the Bakhmut direction. Forcibly mobilized men organized a riot in Luhansk. The region’s occupation authorities suddenly began to claim that the situation was under control.

The Defence Forces’ aviation launched 12 strikes on places of buildup of enemy manpower and equipment to support the actions of ground groups. Six areas of concentration of the enemy’s manpower, two platoon strongholds and four positions of anti-aircraft missile systems were successfully hit. The defence forces continue to successfully repel enemy attacks, specifically in Maiorsk, Novomykhailivka, Odradivka, Soledar, Spirne, Vesela Dolyna, Vodiane and Zaitseve settlements. The invaders continue shelling the infrastructure with tanks, mortars and artillery.

Head of Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that there was an explosion at russian military headquarters in Lysychansk. Based on the information provided by the head of Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, preparations for the large-scale de-occupation of Luhansk oblast have already begun. The region’s executive authorities are developing a strategy for rebuilding the region after its de-occupation. Military administrations and the headquarters for the de-occupation of Luhansk oblast will be established in the communities. He also said that the humanitarian headquarters for displaced persons from Luhansk oblast will be working in Vinnytsia starting today.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, visited Kyiv.  The President of Ukraine discussed financial and energy support for our country with her.  A new symbolic plaque dedicated to the European leader was unveiled on the Alley of Courage in Kyiv.

Ursula von der Leyen visited Irpin and witnessed educational institutions of Irpij damaged as a result of russian aggression. The walls and corridors of Lyceum No. 3 and School No. 17  that were fired upon.

Oleksiy Kuleba, head of Kyiv RMA, announced that in Kyiv region, 26 medical facilities damaged by the russian military aggression have been restored. Repair work is ongoing in another 45 health care facilities.  The construction of two destroyed dispensaries, Gurivshchynska and Makarivska, has begun.

135 medical workers from among internally displaced persons are employed in Kyiv region. There are 77 doctors, 39 nurses, 14 paramedics and 5 laboratory assistants among them. As of September 1, the number of internally displaced persons who received medical services in health care institutions of the region has been over 65K people.

According to Kyiv RMA, 116 athletes from Kyiv region, including 68 coaches, are defending Ukraine in the ranks of the AFU and TrO. 48 of 52 children’s and youth sports in the region have re-opened so far with more than 19K students.

Architect from Chile, Christian Wittig, will help reconstruct Irpin. He is working on the development of four architectural projects. The author noted that the city needs to develop infrastructure that will allow access to natural and tourist resources, forests and water. He also advocates the creation of a system of city parks connected by bicycle routes.

Zhytomyr oblast

According to Zhytomyr mayor, Serhiy Sukhomlyn, revenues to the city budget from business amounted to 30%. So the budget deficit of Zhytomyr will be almost UAH 300 million due to the war. Revenues from personal income tax from military units are mostly allocated to their provision, purchase of technical means and repair of military equipment.

Thanks to construction of the CHP, Zhytomyr can cut gas reliance for heating by 90% next season.  Naftogaz is investing approximately 50 million dollars in the construction of two thermal power plants. One will run on wood waste, and the other one – on wood and MSW (which is actually recycled waste that can be converted into heat and electricity).

For this heating season, the city will purchase two modular boiler houses, which will cover the needs of two districts and save approximately 2 million cubic meters of gas, the mayor of Zhytomyr said. In case of emergency situations, for example, rocket fire, such boiler rooms can be transported and installed in one day to provide heat to a hospital or a school.

More than 200 apartments for internally displaced people who have lost their homes will be built in Zhytomyr at the expense of the European Commission.  Funding in the amount of 12 million euros is expected in the near future. About 9,000 displaced persons are currently officially registered in Zhytomyr.

A 36-apartment building is being constructed for residents of Zhytomyr who lost their homes due to the russian aggression using the funds from the state and regional budgets. In addition, by the end of the year, they plan to install 40 houses, which will be handed over to the city by the Red Cross. This is a 45 square meter home with all amenities for a year-round living, designed for one family.

At least 400 million hryvnias are needed to rebuild Lyceum No. 25 in downtown Zhytomyr, destroyed by a russian missile attack. To this end, an international charity fund and a supervisory board, which will include world-famous people, have been created. Funds for its re-construction are planned to be provided by the Portuguese government. The project of the educational institution will be developed by the Venice University of Architecture and Design.

Lyudmila Subyn, a volunteer from Zhytomyr, teaches children to weave camouflage nets for helmets for defenders. According to her, children understand that it helps protect the Ukrainian military and make their contribution to the future victory. 

Sumy oblast

The enemy has struck the Krasnopillia and Khotyn communities of Sumy oblast. 43 explosions were recorded. As reported by Sumy RMA, a fire broke out in the village of Kostyantynivka and private buildings were damaged due to the shelling.

Consequences of enemy shelling in the village of Kostyantynivka, Khotyn community. Photo: Sumy RMA

The enemy continues to attack the communities of Velika Pysarivka, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Shalygine, and Seredina-Buda. The enemy from the territory of the russian federation inflicted fire damage using mortars and barrel artillery,  more than 80 hits were recorded. An power substation was damaged due mortar shelling by the russian military in the Seredina-Buda community. The city was left without electricity.

The regional military administration reported that international partners from the “Partnership for Strong Ukraine” Foundation inspected shelters in four educational institutions of the Sumy community. Shelters are planned to be brought to appropriate conditions.

The thematic “Single Safety Lesson” was held for students of the Lebedyn Medical School. The mobile team of the State Emergency Service familiarized the future medics with the risks associated with explosive objects and explained the algorithm of actions when such ammunition and other suspicious objects are detected.

Smartmob “Umbrella for the Planet” is an event for the restoration of Sumy’s green spaces. Significant areas of forests and green spaces in the populated areas of the oblast were destroyed during the hostilities. The city council calls on everyone who cares to join the tree-planting campaign.

Chernihiv oblast

Representatives of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees visited Chernihiv oblast for the second time. Vyacheslav Chaus, the head of Chernihiv RMA said that the meeting discussed further plans for the restoration of damaged housing in the oblast and the needs of communities. Reconstruction of 50 houses will begin in Chernihiv next week. Meanwhile, the “Rokada” charitable foundation, with the support of the UNHCR, implements a number of projects in the communities of Chernihiv oblast.

The Chernihiv military administration reported that aid will come to the oblast thanks to the support of French partners from the Ile-de-France region. There are 6 bridges, which will significantly improve transport logistics and alternative power sources. In addition, the region will donate a thousand laptops for the children of Chernihiv oblast and allocate 50,000 euros for psychological assistance to families affected by the consequences of the war.

Residents of Chernigov receive compensation for destroyed housing. The Chernihiv City Council decided to pay one-time financial assistance to the owners of 204 private residential buildings for a total amount of over UAH 3 million. Material support is provided to the owners of houses that were destroyed or damaged due the military aggression of the russian federation. As a reminder, there are more than 2,000 destroyed or damaged houses in Chernihiv.

Damaged houses of Chernigov. Photo: Chernihiv City Council

In Chernihiv oblast, another transport connection by a temporary water crossing has been restored. This was reported by the State Special Transport Service of Ukraine. The reconstruction of the transport infrastructure facilities, destroyed as a result of the armed aggression of the russian occupiers, is ongoing.

Wetsuits, motors, carriages and other equipment were handed over to the rescue and diving service of the oblast. Thanks to the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the divers are fully equipped with everything they need in the amount of more than three million hryvnias.

Volunteers are rebuilding housing for sisters who live in a chicken coop in Chernihiv. They dismantled the rubble of the house that had been hit by a russian shell, and began building a new home for the women. They have been working for the second month in a row. Materials for construction were provided by charitable organizations, philanthropists and caring citizens of Chernihiv.

Vera and Paraskovia live in a chicken coop after a russian shell hits their house, Chernihiv. Photo: from social networks

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

As a result of the missile attack by “Daggers” and “Iskander-K” on the previous evening in Kryvyi Rih, the dam of the Karachuniv Reservoir was hit. The main purpose of such missiles is to bypass or destroy air defense systems and the most important objects covered by them. And the use of these missiles confirms that the enemy targeted critical infrastructure in order to cause a humanitarian catastrophe in the city.

As a result, the water level in the Ingulets River rose to 190 cm in some places. 112 private residential buildings and homesteads were flooded. For example, the water level in the park named after F. Mershavtseva (former Pravda) rose to 174 cm. Now the water has stopped there.

At night, 4 assembly points were organized for the evacuation of citizens, 11 people were saved. This was announced by the head of the city counciil Mykola Lukashuk.

Consequences of an airstrike on the Karachuniv reservoir. Photo: from social networks

At night, the enemy shelled the Nikopol district. Approximately 50 “Grad” MLRS rockets were fired at the Nikopol and Marganets communities, and the enemyfired with by heavy artillery. The electricity supply line was damaged, more than 700 families were without electricity.

As a result, there was a fire in a warehouse with documents, an administrative building, a security point of one of the enterprises, a sanatorium, 10 private houses, a gas pipeline and more than a hundred solar panels were damaged. This was announced by the head of the city council Mykola Lukashuk.

In the afternoon, the enemy again attacked Kryvyi Rih with rockets. They aimed at an object of industrial infrastructure and at a hydrotechnical structure. This was announced by the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, Valentyn Reznichenko.

Consequences of enemy shelling in Dnipropetrovsk oblast. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk

Vinnytsia oblast

A humanitarian hub “My Luhansk Oblast” was opened in Vinnytsia, where free services will be provided to residents of Luhansk Region who temporarily live in Vinnytsia Region. Currently, there are more than 6,000 such people. The work of the hub is organized by the Rubizhan City Military Administration. In addition to food kits and hygiene products, forcibly displaced persons will receive medical assistance, psychological and legal counseling.

Kirovohrad oblast

In Kirovohrad Oblast, air defense was activated during an air alert at night. During the day, russian troops launched a rocket attack on the territory of the Petrivska community. One missile was shot down by air defense. This was announced by the head of the military administration of Kirovohrad Oblast Andrii Raikovich.

In  Kirovohrad oblast, a dam was closed to prevent water from the Ingulets River from entering the territory of the Dnipropetrovsk region, said the head of the water resources office in the Kirovohrad region, Kateryna Hayduk.

Poltava oblast

In Poltava, a charity bike ride was held to raise money for the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the Savior’s Day. About 140 people joined the action, Volodymyr Salohub, the head of the State Emergency Service of the Poltava region, told about it. The bicycle race “Together to Victory” was organized by emergency workers and volunteers. Participants make charitable contributions, which will be transferred to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Cherkasy oblast

In Cherkasy oblast, 90 educational institutions have received almost a thousand backpacks with items of psychosocial support for children from the Red Cross. This was reported by the press service of the Department of Education and Humanitarian Policy of the city council. A large-scale campaign was conducted by psychologists together with social workers of all preschool and general secondary education institutions in Cherkasy.

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Around 5:30 p.m., the russian occupiers shelled the Novooleksandrivka community with the use of cluster munitions. The rockets hit the field, and the deadlock ignited. There were no damages or injuries

Yesterday, on September 14, the police received 37 reports of infrastructure damage and destruction in Zaporizhzhia and region.

The enemy shelled the industrial zone of the regional center. The administrative building and several vehicles were destroyed by the shock wave from the exploding projectiles.

The occupiers used MLRS and artillery to shell Orikhiv, Novoandriivka, Novodanylivka, Huliaipole, Uspenivka, Zaliznychne, Stepnohirsk, Primorske and Kamianske.

In total, law enforcement officers recorded more than three dozen destroyed residential buildings in Huliaipole and Orikhiv districts. These are the homes of local residents, a children’s preschool and the building of a communal institution.

1 person was killed, there are wounded as a result of armed crimes.

Consequences of enemy shelling. Photo: National Police.

Since the beginning of the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine, the pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Zaporizhzhia oblast destroyed 3,654 units of explosive objects and removed more than 1,000 units of conditionally safe  ammunition remnants of various types and calibers, including prohibited cluster munitions. It is planned to expand the staff of pyrotechnicians from 23 specialists to 71 in order to speed up demining of the region.

In Zaporizhzhya, the military joined the creation of an art object by painting grenade launcher as part of the “Weapons of Culture” campaign. According to the traditions of Petrykiv painting, which was used by artists, symbols of Ukraine were depicted on the “canvas”: a sunflower – a sign of the Sun and well-being, an oak – a symbol of courage and strength, as well as an image of Ukraine – a red viburnum. Soon, an exhibition-auction will be organized, the collected funds will be used to purchase the necessary weapons for our defenders.

Soldiers paint weapons together with artists. Photo: Zaporizhia RMA

A charity screening of the animated film “Victor Robot” was held for IDP’s children and teenagers on the basis of the cultural and artistic hub “Bunker” as part of the 10th film marathon for the Independence Day of Ukraine. Film screenings also take place in aid centers for displaced persons of Berdiansk, Vasylivka and Melitopol districts.

A safe space for women and children has opened in the Zaporizhzhia Regional Universal Library. It was created with the support of UN Women in Ukraine and the Norwegian government. Female visitors will be provided with psychological assistance and will be taught how to write business plans in the new center.

A petition was registered to grant the city of Enerhodar the title “Hero City of Ukraine” on the website of electronic appeals to the President of Ukraine. So far, the petition has gathered almost 1,000 votes out of the 25,000 required for it to be considered by the president. There are 88 days left until the end of the signatures collection.

Mykolaiv oblast

The occupiers launched 4 missile strikes with MLRS “Smerch” on industrial infrastructure in Mykolaiv and Mykolaiv district. There were no casualties or injuries.

At night, the russian occupiers struck the outskirts of the regional center and settlements: Ochakiv, Mishkovo-Pohorilove, Shevchenkove, Chornomorka, Shyroke, Chervona Dolyna and the surroundings of the villages Novooleksandrivka, Solonchaky, Dmytrivka, Iaselka, Ivanivka, Kutsurub.

Yesterday, September 14, the police documented three damaged high-rise buildings, seven private cars, the premises of an educational institution, a veterinary hospital, a state enterprise and other infrastructure object  as a result of the strikes on Mykolaiv,.

Ivanivka and Shevchenkove in the Mykolaiv district also came under enemy shelling. One person was injured.

Consequences of enemy shelliong. Phot: National Police

Since the beginning of the full-scale war, 436 civilians, including 11 children, have been killed in Mykolaiv oblast as a result of shelling by russian troops. A total of 1,613 civilians were injured in the hostilities.

Mykolaiv and German Hanover became partner cities. The corresponding memorandum was signed by the heads of cities Oleksandr Sienkevych and Belit Onai.

The Mykolaiv hospital received an ambulance from the charity fund Nova Ukraine.

Ambulance from volunteers. Photo: from social networks.

Odesa oblast

14 warships, including 4 carriers of Kalibr cruise missiles with a total salvo of 28 missiles and 3 large amphibious ships, are on combat duty in the Black Sea near the coast of Crimea.

Soldiers of the Odessa anti-aircraft missile brigade shot down three russian Su-24 bombers in the south on September 14. This was reported in the South Air Command.

On September 15, nine ships left the ports of Odesa oblast through the “grain corridor”, two more are waiting for the improvement of weather conditions. This was reported by the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. In total, 11 ships have 240K tons of agricultural products on board, which are exported to the countries of Africa, Asia and Europe.

MAHER (Tunisia). Photo: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority.

Kherson oblast

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

The enemy increases the moral and psychological pressure on the civilian population by launching missile strikes on social, industrial and critical infrastructure facilities.

The occupiers do not stop trying to restore traffic through Dnipro river in order to replenish supplies, manpower, equipment and weapons.

Ukrainian missile and artillery units keep fire control over all crossings, places of their probable arrangement and other alternative ways of moving across rivers.

During the night, rocket-artillery units struck the area where the enemy’s buildup of manpower and combat equipment in the suburbs of Kherson and on the Kakhovsky Bridge.

Yesterday, the enemy with forces of up to two platoons, supported by two BMD-2 tanks and a T-72 tank, tried to conduct an assault in the direction from Arkhangelsk to Ivanovka. It did not succeed, and having lost one BMD-2 and a significant percentage of manpower, retreated.

Ukrainian aviation launched 13 airstrikes against the enemy. A Su-24M enemy supersonic bomber was destroyed near Chkalovye.

Over the past day, the police of Kherson oblast opened 17 criminal proceedings regarding war crimes committed by the russian army. The enemy shelled the towns Arkhangelske and Visokopillia, the villages Tokareve, Tavriiske, Ivanivka and Dovhove. Residential buildings, garages, cars were damaged. In Dovhovo, as a result of enemy shelling, several houses were completely destroyed.

The russian soldiers kidnapped a local woman from her home in Nova Kakhovka. The woman’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

Consequences of enemy shelling. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast.

The occupiers plan to conduct an “audit of tourist complexes” by the end of 2022. They want to take away the entire business of those, who don’t agree to collaborate. This was reported by the Center of National Resistance. In fact, the russians and their accomplices plan to bring the entire tourism industry into the “russian legal field”.

Western regions

Volyn oblast

The Lutsk City Council a meeting with Mayor of the German city of Schweinfurt, Sebastian Remele, and the member of the Schweinfurt City Council, Jürgen Montag was held. The purpose of the meeting is to establish cooperation between the cities and discuss potential areas of cooperation.

Soldiers of the Lutsk Rifle Battalion received a drone from the Only Together Foundation. DJI Mavic 3 worth UAH 126K belongs to the operational-tactical level.

The city council of Lutsk reported that in the city new monetary standards for food were established for the children of defenders – UAH 35 per child.

Zakarpattia oblastIn 

In the RMA a meeting under the chairmanship of the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet was held. They discussed the safety of the educational process.

In the regional center of Zakarpattia on September 16 there will be a memorial service, dedicated to the events of March 16 in Mariupol.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The regional military administration carries out constant control over the implementation of planned indicators for preparing for winter.

Lviv oblast

The RMA reported that from February 24, the foresters of Lviv oblast sent 111 cars, 35 thermal imagers, 1 300 tactical backpacks, a large amount of clothes, equipment, medicines and food to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. And for the construction of fortifications and heating – over 16K cubic meters of wood.

In the RMA a meeting with the director of the regional office of the International Organization for Migration Manfred Profazi was held. They discussed the reconstruction and arrangement of premises for IDPs to live in and about the grant support for business recovery.

The Lviv RMA and the Lviv regional organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The document provides that the organization will help prepare for the onset of cold weather. It is about assistance in the repair of shelters for IDPs, supply of warm clothes and equipment for the cold season.

A message was received about the mining of most schools in Lviv. Educational institutions acted according to the protocol – they evacuated the students and informed the parents.The premises of educational institutions and their adjacent territories are inspected for the presence of explosive substances or objects.

Since the war began the first civilian plane has taken off from Ukraine.“We can confirm that yesterday A320 HA-LWS took off from Lviv and landed in Katowice,” said Flightradar24 communications director Jan Pechenyk.

The first civilian plane of the WizzAir airline took off from Ukraine. Photo: from social networks

50 bulletproof vests of the 4th class of protection with certified plates will be sent from Lviv oblast to the Ukrainian military on the front lines. Body armor was purchased thanks to the public council at the Lviv RMA, BF Modern Ukraine and business representatives.

Educators of Lviv oblast started a series of charity auctions to help defenders. The proceeds will be used to purchase the necessary equipment for scouts of the 8th Special Operations Forces Regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Namely, a drone with a thermal imaging sensor. The approximate amount of the fee is UAH 250K.

In a military unit in Lviv oblast, a bakery has started working after repairs. The bakery is capable of producing up to 2 tons of bread per day. This was reported by Head of the military unit in which the bakery was opened.

In the Chervonohrad region, children with disabilities prepare honey cookies for the military. Ready-made cookies are sent together with children’s drawings. Instead, the soldiers of the 24th Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine presented a flag with signatures and words of gratitude.

Rivne oblast

Today lives in the oblast over 49K IDPs. 35K of these people are among the less mobile groups. These are families with children, people with disabilities and the elderly.

A center was opened in Varasha to help victims of violence. Psychologists, lawyers, and social services will be provided here. The facility also has a crisis room where, if necessary, everybody can stay for a certain period. All services are provided free of charge.

Ternopil oblast

Since the war began, rescuers from Ternopil oblast have carried out over 300 military engagements to clear the territory, discovered about 4K explosive devices and surveyed over 870 hectares of territory.

In Ternopil events on the occasion of Rescuer’s Day was held. On the eve of the professional holiday in the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ternopil oblast they honored the memory of the fallen colleagues with a joint prayer and awarded the best workers with awards.

An exhibition of Kharkiv artist Nikita Titov was opened in Ternopil. The artist creates posters under the influence of events taking place in Ukraine. In his works, the poster artist conveys pain and unshakable faith in Ukraine.

Exhibition of posters highlighting the history of Ukraine. Photo: Ternopil RMA

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that mass events were banned in Khmelnytskyi oblast. The ban does not apply to religious events.

A 10-year-old resident of Volochysk cut off her hair to donate money to charity.Girl UAH 700 donated to the Armed Forces, and the remaining 2 500 will be given to a child from Vugledar, who lost both parents and was wounded by shelling.

Chernivtsi oblast

In the Chernivtsi RMA, they discussed the plan of response measures in case of emergency situations in the field of energy.

Head of the Chernivtsi RMA Ruslan Zaparanyuk announced that Bukovyna is over 80% ready for the heating season. In communally owned educational institutions and oblast hospitals, the possibility of installing standby solid fuel boilers is being considered.

 International support

The European Parliament approved the allocation of 5 billion euros of macro-financial assistance for Ukraine. This loan complements the 10 billion euros that the European Union has already provided to Ukraine in the form of financial, humanitarian and military aid.

Germany in the last week, it handed over 4 Gepard anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery units and 65 refrigerating units for medical preparations to Ukraine.

Ukraine received American repair and evacuation vehicles M984A4 HEMTT.

Lithuania will send two batches of armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. They should arrive in Ukraine in the near future.

The White House announced that the US intends to “soon” supply Kyiv with weapons for hostilities in the south and east, including advanced missile systems.

In the US presented draft law on recognition of russia as a sponsor of terrorism. A corresponding bipartisan bill for consideration by the upper houses of the US Congress were introduced by Senators Richard Blumenthal and Lindsey Graham.

The EU extended the effect of individual sanctions against the russians for another six months.

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced that a group of creditor countries postponed Ukraine’s debt payments until the end of 2023.

Hungary changed its mind to block the EU sanctions against russia. The decision to extend the sanctions against russia for another 6 months will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Kazakhstan brought trade with russia under the US sanctions control. No deals are made without the permission of American officials. The goal is not to fall under secondary sanctions, explained the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

The US and the EU are increasing pressure on Turkey to overcome evasion of anti-russian sanctions. They focus on banks that have integrated into the russian payment system “mir”.

Head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EU sanctions against russia will remain in place until its economy is torn apart.

The Minister of Economy, Robert Habek stated that Germany will transfer more weapons to Ukraine because of Kyiv’s ability to win.

First Lady Olena Zelenska during her visit to Strasbourg spent a meeting with the vice-president of the European Commission for the promotion of the European way of life, Margaritis Schinas, and the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kariakides. They discussed humanitarian aid to Ukraine and educational and cultural projects.

The coordinator of the joint project from the Polish Center for International Assistance (PCIA)  Foundation Oleksandra Mizerska reported that the PCIA together with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Science are launching a phone line for refugees from Ukraine – students and their parents and guardians. By calling they will be able to get additional information about the study of Ukrainians in Poland.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded Ursula von der Leyen with the Order of Yaroslav the Wise.

Awarding of Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: from social networks

The famous British writer Joan Rowling published a video with the Ukrainian military and signed it “Slava Ukraini”.

JK Rowling’s Twitter. Photo: from social networks


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