Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news September 16, 2022 (photo)

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

It has been the 205th day of Ukraine’s resistance to the russian military invasion.

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It has been the 205th day of Ukraine’s resistance to the russian military invasion.

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

The enemy continues to focus on trying to completely occupy Donetsk Oblast, conducting the defensive and holding the occupied territories, as well as disrupting the advance of the Defense Forces in certain areas. There is ongoing shelling of our positions along the contact line. Some measures are taken to regroup enemy troops in certain directions, introduce reserves, and conduct aerial reconnaissance. There is a constant threat of air and missile strikes throughout Ukraine.

The infrastructure of more than 18 settlements was damaged by air, missile strikes and shelling from the MLRS. These are Artakove, Druzhkivka, Kharkiv, Kryvyi Rih, Mali Shcherbaky, Marinka, Myrne, Myrolubivka, Nikopol, Niu York, Olhivske, Orikhiv, Poltavka, Seversk, Velyke Zakitne, Zaporizhzhia, and Zolochiv.

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

In other directions, the enemy shelled from tanks, mortars and artillery, namely:

towards Kharkiv, from the territory of the Russian Federation – Dvorechna,  Hoptivka, Kozacha Lopan, Kupiansk, Mala Vovcha, Neskuchne, Prystin, Strelecha, Vovchansk, and Zybyne;

towards Sloviansk, near the settlement of Horokhovatka;

towards Kramatorsk, Bilohorivka, Bilohorivka, Donetske, Kryva Luka, Ozerne, Pyskunivka, Pryshyb, Raihorodok, Starodubivka, Siversk, Spirne, Sviatohirsk,  Tatianivka, Verkhnekamianske, and Yarova;

towards Bakhmut, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Maiorsk, Mykolaivka Druha, Niu York, Odradivka, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Vesela Dolyna, Vesele, Yakovlivka, and Zaitseve;

towards Avdiivka, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka,  Novomykhailivka, Pervomaiske, and Vodiane.

Towards Novopavlivka and Zaporozhzhia, the enemy did not conduct active operations. He continued shelling along the entire contact line. More than 30 settlements, including the city of Zaporizhzhia, were damaged by enemy artillery fire.

Towards the South Buh, the settlements of Bilohirka, Bila Krynytsia, Ivanivka, Kyselivka, Liubomyrivka, Luch, Myrne, Novovoznysenske, Novopetrivka, Novohryhorivka, Olhyne, Osokorivka,  Pervomaiske, Pravdyne, Shyroke, Stepova Dolyna, Sukhyi Stavok, and Vysokopillia were shelled.

Russian occupation forces continue to use educational institutions in the temporarily occupied territories to station personnel and military equipment. According to available information, in the settlement of Khomivka, Luhansk Oblast, on the territory of the local agrarian lyceum, military equipment is located, and in the corps – enemy personnel. The situation is the same in other occupied settlements of Kharkiv (Podil), Zaporizhzhia (Chernihivka) and Kherson (Pidstepne) Oblasts.

The enemy is introducing a regime of enhanced security in the South Buh direction. Local residents of some settlements of Kherson Oblast are forbidden to approach the river crossings.

As a result of successful actions of units of Ukrainian Defense Forces, the enemy suffers significant losses of personnel and military equipment on a daily basis, which significantly affects the psychological state of occupiers. Servicemen of enemy tactical units operating in Kherson Oblast understand futility of the offensive, so they complain that there are only two ways for them to return home – either due to injury or death.

Units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repulsed attacks of the occupiers, inflicting losses, in the areas of Avdiivka, Bakhmut, Novomykhailivka, Vesela Dolyna and Zaitseve.

Aircraft of the Defense Forces hit 4 buildups of enemy manpower and military equipment and 1 stronghold. Enemy losses are being clarified.

In addition, our Air Defense units in different directions destroyed the Su-24 aircraft, two cruise missiles and one UAV.

Rocket troops and artillery continue to destroy the enemy. As a result of the fire damage at the unloading station, replenishment of russian occupation forces with reserves was disrupted. In addition, 2 buildups of manpower and military equipment of russian invaders were eliminated.  Enemy losses are being clarified.

First Deputy Head of the regional council Yurii Sobolevsky confirmed that there was an explosion in the center of the temporarily occupied Kherson. This occured in the building of the Court of Appeal, where they held a meeting with the heads of the so-called “municipal districts”, that is, the heads of the DSA of the occupying authorities. In particular, they discussed integration of the occupied Kherson Oblast into the “russian world” system.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announces that in the liberated Izyum, Kharkiv Oblast, more than 400 dead were found during the exhumation of bodies from mass burial. It is known that experts have found bodies with signs of torture, dead from missile strikes by the russian occupiers, children and the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Also, the leader of Ukraine insists that russia brings only death and chaos and this must be stopped.

The Government of Ukraine adopted a resolution On Amendments to Certain Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the Transfer of Property for the Needs of the Armed Forces. This decision was made at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on September 16. It is reported that there are remnants of property that has passed into the ownership of the state at the warehouses of customs authorities (with the exception of customs in the war zone). Potentially, it can be the object of free transfer.

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russian troops continue shelling de-occupied settlements in Kharkiv oblast with artillery, hitting border villages and settlements from their territory. The invaders hit Derhachi, Lypetsk and Vovchansk communities.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, said that in Kharkiv oblast, Ukrainian troops have liberated 421 settlements.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that that night, the enemy launched missile strikes on Kharkiv and Zolochiv settlement, Bohodukhiv district.

In the Sloboda district, a rocket hit the ground next to a 2-storey residential building. The building was partially damaged, 5 garages destroyed and a KIA car burnt down, which was hit by incandescent debris from the russian missile. Four people were slightly injured, including two children aged 5 and 17.

The rocket hit near a one-storey non-residential building in the Kyiv district. There is a crater 5 metres deep nearby. The optic network, providing Internet and cable TV services downtown, was damaged. No casualties.

Consequences of the missile strike on the Kyiv district, Kharkiv. Photo: from social media

Two enemy missiles hit the asphalt near an educational institution in Zolochiv settlement at night. According to Head of the community, Viktor Kovalenko, the lyceum was damaged – specifically, the facade of the building, windows, doors, the roof, a gym and a football pitch, 5 private houses, water supply, power and gas networks. There were no casualties.

The enemy heavily shelled recently liberated settlements in Izium, Kharkiv and Kupiansk districts. There are casualties and damaged houses.

According to the Emergency Medical Centre, 10 people were injured, including two children, in the Kupiansk district. Another woman was injured in the Izium district and one more in the Kharkiv district.

Chief of the National Police, Ihor Klymenko, informed that in the liberated cities of Kharkiv oblast, 10 russian torture chambers were found, of which 6 were in Izium. According to him, 445 burials were found there, while seven Sri Lanka citizens suffered from russian troops in Kupiansk.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, claimed that law enforcers began exhuming 450 bodies of civilians with signs of violent death and torture buried in the forest belt. Among the bodies exhumed, 99% showed signs of violent death. Forty investigators are working at the burial site. On dozens of the graves, there are only numbers, no last names.

Donetsk oblast

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that the russians killed 5 civilians: in Bakhmut, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Selydove and Soledar. Another 6 people were injured.

Overnight, the russians shelled settlements on the front line in Bakhmut and Pokrovsk districts.

In the middle of the night, Smerch and S-300 air defence systems struck Selydove – one person was killed and 5 injured. The missiles damaged 32 five-storey buildings, a school, a gymnasium and a kindergarten. In Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka and Heorhiivka, there were no reports of casualties or destruction.

In Avdiivka, there was again heavy shelling downtown in the morning. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.

In the Bakhmut district, there were no casualties during the night either, but there was some destruction. Shortly before midnight, Toretsk was shelled – a shell hit a wasteland, but the windows and roofs of nearby buildings were damaged by the explosion. Another shell hit the end wall of School No. 6, resulting in damaged windows and walls.

There was also a loud explosion in Pivnichne. In Paraskoviivka, the Soledar community, the russians destroyed 1 house overnight and damaged another 5.

Shelling of settlements on the front line. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Luhansk oblast

According to the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Defense Forces of Ukraine successfully repelled attacks near Avdiivka, Bakhmut, Novomykhailivka, Odradivka, Vesela Dolyna and Zaitseve settlements.

The Defence Forces’ aviation launched 18 strikes against enemy concentrations of manpower and equipment. Thirteen strongholds, where weapons and military equipment were concentrated, and five positions of anti-aircraft defense complexes were hit.

The enemy shelled the infrastructure using tanks and artillery of various types:

  • In Bakhmut direction – Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Lyman, Mykolaivka Druha, Niu-York, Odradivka, Soledar, Sukha Balka, Vesela Dolyna, Vesele, Yakovlivka and Zaitseve settlements;
  • In Kramatorsk direction – Bilohorivka, Ivano-Darivka, Kramatorsk, Kryva Luka, Mykolaivka, Ozerne, Pryshyb, Pyskunivka, Raihorodok, Rozdolivka, Siversk, Spirne, Starodubivka, Tetianivka and Verkhnokamianske settlements.

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that russian military buildups at Perevalsk were destroyed. As a result of effective high-precision strikes near the settlement, the corpses of russian soldiers were removed in overloaded trucks. The barracks in Lysychansk were also hit.

He also noted that the 202 and 204 rifle regiments of the 2nd Army Corps of the occupation troops, involved in combat operations, hastily withdrew and are to be disbanded. Hospitals in the occupied cities of Luhansk oblast are overflowing with injured. Even a children’s hospital in Novoaidar was transformed into a military hospital.

Head of the Luhansk RMA, Serhii Haidai, said that in the occupied region, there was an explosion outside the building of the Prosecutor General’s Office. The so-called prosecutor general and his deputy of the Luhansk People’s Republic died of their injuries due to an explosion.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen visited Kyiv oblast. Together with First Lady Olena Zelenska and Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko, she visited two educational institutions in Irpen, which suffered from the invaders.

Ursula von der Leyen in Irpen. Photo: Telegram channel of Oleksiy Kuleba.

Mayor of Kyiv Vitalii Klitschko met with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala in Prague. The Czech Republic will continue to support the reconstruction and recovery of Ukraine. This is what the leaders discussed today at the meeting of the Bureau of the European Committee of the Regions. The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic emphasized that Ukrainians are fighting not only for Ukraine, but also for the whole of Europe: “The Czech Republic has understood from the very beginning of russia’s aggression – since 2014 – that it is necessary to support Ukraine with all its might. Because putin will go further. And it is not an exaggeration that you are fighting for us Europeans today. And we must endure this difficult period that awaits us in the winter, and continue to help you.”

Kyiv medics and employees of the State Emergency Service conducted the second practical training session on preparedness for chemical attacks and operational response. Algorithms for the interaction of units of the State Emergency Service and medical workers when providing assistance in the event of a mass chemical injury from the moment of evacuation from the scene and decontamination to the actions at pre-hospital and early hospital stages were worked out. Most inpatient medical facilities plan to hold such training.

In Kyiv, under school stadiums it is suggested arranging parking lots that can be used as shelters. The corresponding concept of constructing shelters in residential areas was supported at the meeting by the Architectural and Town Planning Council.

In Kyiv oblast, over 100 people will receive micro-grants for creating or developing their own business from the State Employment Center. This will happen under the eRobota state program, which has been operating since July of this year. It is possible to receive a micro-grant in the amount of up to UAH 250K. It will enable increasing the number of jobs in the region and developing business in the country even in war conditions.

Zhytomyr oblast

The European Commission will allocate 12 million euros for the construction of over 200 apartments in Zhytomyr for displaced people who lost homes. The Zhytomyr City Council transferred one of the incomplete buildings to the balance of the RMA. The building reconstruction will be financed by the state and regional budgets and 36 more apartments for IDPs will be furnished.

In Zhytomyr high-rise buildings, installation of individual heating points is underway. Before the beginning of the heating season, it is planned to install 27 such devices. At one of the points, the installation of the equipment is already being completed. Thermal points can reduce consumption of gas and electricity and ensure a stable supply of heat. By the end of 2023, with the support of the Government of Switzerland, 32 more such points are planned to be installed in Zhytomyr.

Oleh Babin, an employee of the Zhytomyrteplokomunenerho ME, has been servicing heating stations for 4 years. Photo: From social networks.

In Zhytomyr, basic military training for civilians was held. Police officers of the Main Department of the National Police of Zhytomyr Region and the Zhytomyr Police Academy trained civilians in basics of safe handling of firearms, safety rules when detecting potentially explosive objects, and first aid.

On the eve of the professional holiday, over 100 Zhytomyr rescuers received state awards for courage revealed in emergency situations. This year, civil defense units have responded to emergency events over 3,5K times. Rescuers participate in eliminating consequences of airstrikes, shelling, extinguishing fires, and clearing debris. Pyrotechnic units regularly demine territories after occupation.

Sumy oblast

Dmytro Zhivytskyi, Head of the Sumy RMA said that the communities of Velika Pysarivka, Krasnopillia, Seredina-Buda, Shalyhine and Bilopillia of Sumy oblast came under enemy fire,

This morning, the invaders again shelled the territory of the Krasnopillia community with mortar fire; half a dozen explosions were recorded. As reported by the Sumy RMA, there are no victims or wounded among civilians.

Head of the Sumy RMA, Dmytro Zhivytskyi, reported that work is underway to restore the administrative building with a fire station and a family-type dormitory of the technical service unit of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Sumy oblast, damaged by air strikes. Currently, the primary restoration work has been completed: 83 windows have been replaced and more than 200 square meters of the roof has been repaired.

For these purposes, 250 million hryvnias have been allocated from the state budget of Sumy oblast, of which 70 million hryvnias are for the restoration of houses, administrative buildings and hospitals.

In the conditions of military aggression, the issue of energy saving and provision of alternative sources of heat is a priority. The Royal Agrarian University of Great Britain provided financial support to the Sumy National Agrarian University to purchase energy equipment. The assistance is implemented as part of the Twinned Universities program launched by the Cormack Consultancy Group and UK universities.

This week, the partner university transferred funds to purchase a solid fuel boiler for the university’s greenhouse complex.

From now on, passengers of the public transport of Sumy have the opportunity to use a mobile application to find a safe place during an air alert.

Qr-codes containing information on the location of protective structures of various types on the territory of the Sumy urban territorial community are placed in the salons of communal buses and trolleybuses of the Elektroavtotrans enterprise. Visualization is available both in print and  can be downloaded into the application that displays GPS navigation.

A team of employees from the ACTED organization arrived in Trostianets with the Multipurpose Financial Assistance Program. It is intended for those families whose housing was completely destroyed or partially damaged due to hostilities and who currently live in the Trostyanets urban territorial community. Employees of ACTED help the residents of the community in filling out applications for participation in the Program, which amounts to UAH 2,220 per month for each family member.

Specialists of the ACTED French humanitarian organization work in the Trostyanets community. Photo: from social networks

Chernihiv oblast

The State Border Service of Ukraine reports that on September 15, the russian occupation forces continued shelling the Ukrainian border. A total of about 80 explosions rang out. The enemy inflicted fire damage using mortars and barrel artillery. Snovsk, Novhorod-Siverskyi and Semenivka communities of Chernihiv oblast came under enemy fire. The enemy fired mortars at the territory of the Snovska community, which resulted in 4 explosions. The Semenivka territorial community was twice shelled by the rashists from SPH and with 120 mm mortars, 57 explosions were recorded.

Caches of russian occupiers with plastids, anti-personnel mines and electric detonators for explosives were discovered on the de-occupied border area of ​​Chernihiv oblast. This is reported by the State Border Service in the official Telegram channel. A total of two caches were found. In the first, 17 kg of plastid, anti-personnel mines and electric detonators for explosives were found. In the second – cartridges of different calibers. Suitable ammunition will be handed over to the Defense Forces, and the unusable one will be destroyed.

Enemy ammunition cache in Chernihiv oblast. Photo: from social networks

Minesweepers of the Navy of Ukraine, which will strengthen the Ukrainian fleet in the near future, will be named Cherkasy and Chernihiv. This was reported by Taras Chmut, Head of the Return Alive СF. The Navy decided to name its future minesweepers after the those lost after the occupation of Crimea. The ships provided by Great Britain will enter the national fleet after “their complete revision, repair, modernization, additional equipment and appropriate training of the personnel of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

During the night, there were over 70 enemy strikes. The enemy dares shelling even kindergartens. Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih districts came under fire.

In Nikopol, there were more than 40 Grad MLRS shells and a dozen more barreled artillery ones. During the night, the city was shelled three times. Barreled artillery was applied. Four fires broke out due to the shelling: a workshop, a residential building, a farm building and a cultural and entertainment center were burning. A lyceum, several enterprises, a kindergarten, a mall, 2 apartment buildings, 9 private houses, 3 business buildings, a gas pipeline, and some power lines were damaged. Among the victims is a 58-year-old woman.

The russians fired two dozen shots from Grad MRLS overnight in the Chervonohryhorivka community. 3 five-storey buildings, a store and a car were destroyed.

At midnight, the occupiers attacked the Marganets community. In the Kryvyi Rih district, the enemy shelled the outskirts of the Zelenodolsk community. There were no casualties. This was announced by Head of the city council Mykola Lukashuk.

The enemy attacked Kryvyi Rih again. The russians aimed their missiles at critical infrastructure causing serious destruction of hydraulic structures.

In the afternoon, the russian occupying forces shelled the Zelenodolsk community with heavy artillery. They fired at the center of Velyka Kostromka. There is destruction in the village. 

Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, Valentyn Reznichenko reports that two men (48 and 52 years old) were killed in Velyka Kostromka as a result of an airstrike. Another man was injured. He is in the hospital. Doctors assess his condition as moderate.

The ‘East’ air command  reported that the air defense forces also shot down three cruise missiles aimed at three districts of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Consequences of enemy attack in Dnipropetrovsk region. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk

Vinnytsia oblast

In Vinnytsia, participants of a charity football tournament collected UAH 15K to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The tournament  will last four days. Each athlete paid UAH 150 for participation. The organizers will hand over the raised funds to the volunteers of the NGO Pyrohov, who will buy necessities for the defenders.

Kirovohrad oblast

The 10th training session was held on proving first aid in wartime conditions in Kropyvnytskyi. It was organized by the Public Organization Mobile Volunteer Group. The participants received knowledge about the MARCHE algorithm and its components. In practice, they learned to stop bleeding, assess the victim’s consciousness and clear the airways, perform external heart massage, examine the victim and call an ambulance.

Poltava oblast

Poltava Oblast received another batch of aid from UNICEF.  60 large sport kits, 195 boxes with school supplies and 786 kits with hygiene products for children were delivered to educational institutions of the communities. Dmytro Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, announced this.

Aid from UNICEF. Photo: Dmytro Lunin, head of Poltava Regional State Administration

Cherkasy oblast

Head of Cherkasy RMA Ihor Taburets says that suring the last air raid alert in the Uman region, the air defense system was activated. He noted that there is minor damage to several non-residential buildings and an emergency shutdown of power supply facilities.

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The police recorded 23 facts of the destruction of civil infrastructure objects as a result of shelling by russian occupying forces. The enemy aimed exclusively at local residents’ homes.

The villages of Pavlivka and Prymorske in the Vasylivka district, as well as settlements in Orikhiv and Huliaipole districts, came under enemy fire.

Orikhiv suffered from shelling the most. Locals reported destroyed houses on several streets of the residential quarter.

In addition, the police received a report about the consequences of yesterday’s rocket attack on industrial facilities in the regional center. As a result, the territory of the enterprises suffered partial damage.

Consequences of shelling in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Photo: National Police.

The Board of Directors of the International Atomic Energy Agency adopted a resolution demanding that russia stop its occupation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Over the past day, 1,226 people, including 253 children, were evacuated from the temporarily occupied territory.

Places, where displaced persons can get warm things for the cold season, including boots, winter sweaters, etc., have been set up in Zaporizhzhia.

Mykolaiv oblast

During the night, the enemy shelled the front-line Bereznehuvate community twice with Smerch MRLs using prohibited cluster shells. The farm warehouse was partially destroyed, and a fire broke out. No casualties are reported.

The Su-30 launched two Kh-31A cruise missiles from the Black Sea at the Ochakiv port infrastructure. There are no human losses.

On September 15, the police recorded damaged residential buildings and infrastructure in Zaporizhzhia, Chornomork and Shyroke due to enemy shelling.

Consequences of shelling in Mykolaiv oblast. Photo: National Police.

Counter-intelligence, anti-sabotage and filtering measures will be held in the Yuzhnoukrainsk community in Mykolaiv oblast. Temporary restrictions on motor and pedestrian traffic, as well as document checks, are possible.

Odesa oblast

The enemy naval group consisting of 14 ships and boats continues maneuvering in the missile-safe area in the Black Sea along the southern coast of the Crimean peninsula. 4 surface and 1 underwater missile carriers have 36 Kalibr missiles on standby. Also, 4 large amphibious ships are involved in the maneuvers.

The enemy directed a Kalibr sea-based cruise missile from the Black Sea waters at Odesa. The enemy missile was destroyed in the air by air defense forces.

Volunteers staged a performance with camouflage nets in Odesa. The purpose of the performance is to remind people that the war is still going on and the Armed Forces need help. The organizers hope to attract more people to help financially, as well as weave camouflage nets.

Performance in Odesa. Photo: from social networks

Kherson oblast

The situation in the South Buh operational zone remains complex, but controlled. Fighting rages along the entire contact line.

The enemy conducts aerial reconnaissance of our positions, objects of critical and strategic infrastructure, logistics and transport hubs. It uses unmanned aerial vehicles not only for reconnaissance, but also for inflicting damage.

During the combat day, the enemy launched 3 airstrikes on the positions of our troops and 4 missile strikes on peaceful settlements.

Another enemy Su-25 attack aircraft was shot down in Kherson oblast by our anti-aircraft missile unit while attempting to launch an airstrike.

The enemy is trying to hide the massive losses caused by the Armed Forces. As a result of effective high-precision strikes near Kherson, Vasylivka, Perevalsk and other settlements, the corpses of russian soldiers were taken away in overcrowded trucks.

Ukrainian aviation launched 9 strikes, and missile and artillery units carried out more than 330 fire missions in the areas of manpower, weapons and equipment buildups, ammunition warehouses in the Beryslav district, at the Kakhovsky bridge, five pontoon crossings near Darivka, Sadove, Nova Kakhovka.

The enemy lost 71 soldiers, 27 units of weapons and equipment, a Hrad MLRS, a self-propelled mortar system Nona-S, a self-propelled howitzer Hvozdika, an anti-aircraft weapon system Shilka, 2 Msta -B howitzers, and 2 120-mm mortars.

Over the past day, the police opened 15 criminal proceedings regarding war crimes committed by the russian army in Kherson oblast. The occupiers shelled the villages in Beryslav district. Rocket and artillery strikes caused destruction and casualties among the civilian population.

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

Local residents, who returned to the liberated Vysokopillia, started reporting about mass looting by the russian military who had settled in their homes without permission. People discovered drugs, elements of weapons and uniforms of the russian army in the houses. The property was taken away or damaged by the occupiers.

Several powerful explosions occurred near the Kherson Court of Appeal. The courthouse housed the so-called Kherson Region Administration and the occupation government. Russian mass media reports on injuries of the so-called ‘head’ of the Department of Labor and Social Policy and the death of her driver.

The russians were unable to launch an educational process in the territory of the temporarily occupied Kherson oblast to russify Ukrainian children. On September 1, the occupation authorities opened only 91 out of 457 schools. The reason is the lack of children, as most families have left the region.

Western regions

Volyn oblast

The RMA reported that since the war began, 73 213 internally displaced persons have found refuge in Volyn.

The RMA reported that Volyn is 90% ready for the heating season. 793 boiler houses (96% of the total number), 270.6 km of heating networks (92.1% of the total length) and 57 central heating points (91%) were prepared. It is planned to complete all preparatory work by October 1.

The Lutsk City Council reported that the administration of the Polish city of Torun sent humanitarian aid to the Lutsk territorial community. 5 passenger buses of the Jelcz brand and spare parts for these vehicles.

Lutsk is expecting a third shipment of humanitarian aid from Schweinfurt. These will be multifunctional medical beds, tactical clothing, protective plates for body armor, night vision devices, medicines, etc.

18 educational institutions of Lutsk received assistance from the UNICEF fund – sets of educational materials School in a Box. The boxes included school supplies and other useful things that can be used to organize leisure time while staying in a shelter. Learning materials of the Magic Suitcase will help relieve psychological tension and entertain children.

The family of Kivertsi businessmen Andriy and Tamara Yablonsky donated their own car to the needs of the Armed Forces. Before sending, the car was loaded with the necessary products and things for military personnel.

Zakarpattia oblast

The RMA reported that a new checkpoint will be operational between Ukraine and Hungary in the next few months. This is the checkpoint Velika Palady-Nadhodosh.

At the checkpoint Uzhhorod – Vyshnye Niemetske the management of the Zakarpattia RMA met with the delegation of the Slovak Republic. They discussed possibilities of increasing the capacity of the cargo line.

20 rescuers from Zakarpattia will go for service in Kharkiv oblast.

The RMA reported that the fifth mobile medical team of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine became operational in Zakarpattia. It will be based in the Irshava region.

The RMA reported that Zakarpattia sent 40 tablets to the military. Equipment with a total cost of over UAH 350K was purchased thanks to the IT Cluster Transcarpathia – IT.CT Foundation Charitable Foundation.

The CF Stabilization Support Services sent the humanitarian aid necessary for the daily life of the displaced people who are temporarily living in the Uzhgorod Classical Gymnasium. The aid with a total cost of UAH 163 682 includes a washing machine, a refrigerator, a water heater, slow cookers, folding beds, blankets, etc.

Representatives of the Red Cross in the oblast handed backpacks of psychosocial support to the children.

Psychosocial support backpacks. Photo: Zakarpattia RMA

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

In the RMA, a meeting with representatives of the Union of Ukrainians of Romania was held. They discussed provision of humanitarian aid and implementation of joint projects.

100 sleeping bags were sent to the 93rd brigade of the Armed Forces from Ivano-Frankivsk.

Lviv oblast

In the RMA, a meeting with representatives of companies included in the Western Ukrainian Office of EBA was held. They discussed problems of business owners, including the heating season in Lviv oblast.

In the RMA, a meeting between Head of the Lviv RMA, Maksym Kozytskyi, and Governor of Lublin, Lech Spravka was held. They discussed provision of humanitarian support to internally displaced persons living in Lviv oblast and the situation at the checkpoints Rava-Ruska – Hrebenne and Uhryniv – Dolhobychiv.

The Lviv City Council reported that during the war, over 100K Ukrainians received medical care in Lviv.

MonoDoctor – the largest medical center in Ukraine – opened in Lviv. This is the first medical hub in Ukraine that has united powerful medical brands on its territory.

The Lviv City Hall sent 5 cars for three brigades to the front line. They were sent as part of the city’s support program for the Armed Forces.

The third online meeting of the child protection sub-cluster was held in Lviv. Over 20 organizations took part in the meeting. They discussed further cooperation and plans of organizations and foundations in the field of child protection in Lviv oblast.

Mayor of Kosice Yaroslav Polacek reported that a delegation from Lviv oblast visited the Slovak city of Kosice to take part in the festival and express their gratitude to the friendly people. The city of Kosice provided financial support to Ukraine in the amount of 300K euros, and assistance of various kinds for over 100K euros during the war.

Delegation from Lviv Oblast. Photo: Lviv RMA

The Mudryk early development center in Stryi organized a charity master class, where children made pictures inspired by Maria Prymachenko’s works. The finished paintings were exhibited at a charity auction, where they were bought by the judges of the Stryisky District Court. The collected UAH 50K was donated to the account of the PF Stryi  Sichovi Striltsi Hundred.

Judges of the Stryi region bought children’s drawings at an auction. Photo: Lviv RMA

The project Safety first – Take Care of your Safety! was launched in the Lviv City Center of Social Services. Specialists started this initiative for parents and children from 18 family-type children’s homes and foster families.

Rivne oblast

Head of the Rivne RMA Vitalii Koval reported that in Rivne oblast, there was a report about mining of schools in the region. An explosion threat has not been confirmed. No explosive objects were found.

Head of the Rivne regional government Vitaliy Koval announced that in the oblast, plans to install mobile modular houses, purchased by the Swedish government. 4K such houses are planned to be supplied to Ukraine. The first 500 will be installed in Rivne oblast.

A large amount of humanitarian aid from the UN International Organization for Migration will arrive in Rivne oblast. These are about 22K essential items – blankets, mattresses, bedding, dishes, hygiene kits, etc. All humanitarian aid is provided for the needs of internally displaced persons.

With the assistance of the UNDP in Ukraine, Rivne oblast is represented at the ninth European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO).

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil oblast is 92% ready for the heating season.

An educational hub has been opened in Ternopil oblast, which will implement the concept of Life Long Learning. It was implemented by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Institute for the Modernization of the Content of Education and the NGO Association of Innovative and Digital Education within the framework of the Springboard to Equality project, implemented by the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA in partnership with the Office of the Vice Prime Minister on issues of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine and BI Bitrut Academy with the financial support of Sweden.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The Shepetivska and Bilohirska multidisciplinary hospitals received humanitarian aid. Medical equipment and consumables in the amount of about UAH 2 million were donated thanks to the international Ukrainian Foundation Save Ukraine, the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council and the Perlyna Podillia agricultural company.

Chernivtsi oblast

The RMA reported that over 106K forcibly displaced people live in Bukovyna, 37K of them are children.

In the RMA, a meeting with UN representatives was held. They discussed arrangement of additional places for forced migrants.

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Chernivtsi oblast reported that safety lessons for Bukovyna students were held. Their goal is to protect children from various threats and teach them how to act correctly in emergency situations. 

International support

The Ministry of Defense of Lithuania announced that M113 armored personnel carriers transferred by Lithuania are headed to Ukraine, and damaged howitzers have been sent from Ukraine to Lithuania for repair.

The Minister of Defense of Germany, Christine Lambrecht stated that Ukraine will receive 2 additional Mars MLRSs and 200 missiles.

Germany will deliver 50 Dingo armored vehicles to Ukraine.

Ukraine will receive another $600 million in military aid from the US. Joe Biden signed the corresponding order.

The Defense Minister Dedonder stated that Belgium prepares military aid to Ukraine for 12 million euros. It includes large-caliber machine guns and ammunition, as well as “non-lethal equipment” for the winter.

Head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EU will allocate 100 million euros to Ukraine for the restoration of schools.

The President of Ukraine confirmed the agreement on the so-called ‘transport visa-free’ regime between Ukraine and the EU.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with representatives of analytical centres in Europe and the USA.

The IAEA adopted a resolution demanding that russia withdraw its troops from the ZANP.

Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy  Denis Maslov stated that the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe supported the idea of ​​holding russia accountable for military aggression against Ukraine.

Switzerland suspended the simplified visa regime with russia.

Head of Latvia’s Foreign Ministry, Edgars Rinkevichs, stated that Latvia will restrict entry for russians with Schengen visas starting September 19.

First Lady Olena Zelenska will be among 500 heads of state and dignitaries invited to the memorial service of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and the VIP reception organized by King Charles.

The US imposed sanctions against 22 people and two organizations that support russia’s war against Ukraine.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Urmas Reinsal, announced that Estonia terminates customs cooperation with Russia.

The US introduced sanctions against kadyrov and his family.

The German corporation Traton, which combines production and sale of trucks and buses under the MAN and Scania brands, is leaving russia.

The Pope called the supply of weapons to Ukraine for self-defense morally acceptable. “Self-defense is not only legal, but also a manifestation of love for the homeland,” Francis added.

Head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that over 8 million Ukrainians have arrived in the EU countries since the war began. About 5 million have already returned to Ukraine.

Poland will join Ukraine’s appeal to the International Court of Justice in the Hague against russia regarding genocide.

Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgar Rynkevich, stated that “the discovered mass graves in Izium are proof that the russian federation is a terrorist state.”

The Swiss UCORD project Cohesion and Regional Development of Ukraine is launched in Ukraine. This project will contribute to coordinated actions for recovery and regional development on the part of citizens, businesses and authorities.

A member of the Romanian Parliament, Mykola-Myroslav Petretskyi announced that Romania sheltered almost 80K displaced Ukrainians. Ukrainian schools operate in places where Ukrainians live compactly.

The State Border Service of Ukraine reported that from now on, Polish citizens have the right to stay in Ukraine for 18 months.

In Kyiv, a plaque with the name of Head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, appeared on the Alley of Courage. President of Poland Andrzej Duda and former Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson have already had such.

Name plate of the head of the European Commission near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Photo: from social networks

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