Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news September 26, 2022 (photo)

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

It has been the 215th day of Ukrainian people’s resistance to the russian military invasion.

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It has been the 215th day of Ukrainian people’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 holding the occupied territories, trying completely occupy Donetsk Oblast, and disrupting the advance of the Defense Forces in certain areas. The enemy is trying to restore lost positions in certain directions, conducts air reconnaissance and strikes civilian infrastructure, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, laws and customs of warfare. 

There is a constant threat of air and missile strikes throughout Ukraine. Thus, during the current day, the enemy inflicted 2 missile and 4 air strikes, carried out more than 7 MLRS attacks. Also, the enemy used strike UAVs in the area of Bilenke, Odessa Oblast.

12 settlements were shelled by the occupiers, including Marhanets, Musiivka, Mykolaiv, Nikopol, Osokorivka, Ochakiv, Potiomkyne, and Zaporizhzhia, 

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

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

towards Sloboda region, Holubivka, Hlyboke, Hatyshche, Kamianka, Kucherivka, Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi, Odnorobivka, Petropavlivka, Strilecha, Senkove, and Veterynarne;

towards Kramatorsk, Bilohorivka, Dibrova, Novoselivka, Ozerne, Rozdolivka, Shchurove, Siversk, Spirne, Vesele, Verkhnekamianske, Vyimka, Zakitne;

towards Bakhmut, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Hryhorivka, Klishchivka, Maiorsk, Odradivka, Soledar, Vesela Dolyna, Yakovlivka, Zaitseve;

towards Avdiivka, Avdiivka, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Opytne, Paraskoviivka, Pervomaiske, and Vodiane, ;

towards Novopavlivka, Mykilske, Pavlivka, Yehorivka, Vremivka, and Vuhledar.

towards Zaporizhzhia, Chervone, Huliaipole, Huliaipolske, Novoandriivka, Novosilka, Novopil, Olhivske, Uspenivka, Zaliznychne, and Zelene Pole, .

Towards the South Buh, more than 35 settlements near the contact line were damaged by artillery fire.

The occupier continues to hold so-called ‘referendums’ in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

The enemy is enhancing filtering and counter-sabotage measures. Considerable attention is paid to checking personal mobile phones of local residents for cooperation with the Defense Forces of Ukraine.

During the day, Ukrainian soldiers repulsed enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Kamianka, Maiorsk, Pidhorodne, Pobeda  PavlivkaSpirne, and Soledar.

The aviation of the Defense Forces inflicted about 20 strikes. The defeat of 13 buildups of enemy manpower and military equipment, the position of armored vehicles and 5 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems was confirmed. Enemy losses are being clarified.

Rocket troops and artillery hit 3 control points, 5 buildups of manpower and equipment of the occupiers, 1 position of anti-aircraft missile systems, 2 units of missile forces and artillery, 3 warehouses with ammunition, and 12 separate important targets.

Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov reports that the invaders go door-to-door and force Ukrainians to ‘vote’ instead of their relatives and neighbors in the pseudo-referendum. Residents who still open the door to impostors are forced to vote for family members and neighbors registered in the area.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine warned of the threat of missile strikes and the launch of kamikaze drones from the sea, from the air, and from the temporarily occupied territory. The ‘South’ operational command reports on this and of compliance with safety rules in martial law. 

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, from September 25 to 26, Russian invaders shelled at least nine settlements in Kharkiv oblast.

Referring to the Regional Security Service, another prison was found in the de-occupied Lyptsi. The invaders set it up in the basement of the premises where the “people’s police of the Luhansk People’s Republic” settled. In the basement, they detained residents who supported the territorial integrity of Ukraine and refused to cooperate with them.

Writer Volodymyr Vakulenko, a Ukrainian social and literary activist and author of 13 books, buried his notes before being abducted. This was reported by writer Victoriia Amelina on Facebook, noting that she was in the village of Kapytolivka, Izium district, at the house of the writer’s parents. The russians took Volodymyr as captive on March 24, and his fate is still unknown.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that the invaders shelled Bohodukhiv, Chuhuiv, Izium, Kharkiv and Kupiansk disticts.

In Zaliznychne village, Chuhuiv district, a fire broke out in one of the agricultural enterprises due to shelling. There were no casualties.

According to the Regional Centre of Emergency Medical Care, 6 people were hospitalized. Medics describe their condition as moderate. Among the injured are a 78-year-old man in the Izium district, a 19-year-old girl in the Kharkiv district and 1 man and 3 women in Kupiansk.

Units of the State Emergency Service’s pyrotechnics continue de-mining territories. Within a day, 26 hectares of territories were inspected, and 1,083 explosive objects defused.

Today, electricity supply was restored in Balakliia, which was liberated from the russians. At present, about 11K inhabitants of the city got electricity. This is more than 77% of the inhabitants of Balakliia. Electricity supply to the city hospital, central boiler house, 3 schools, outpatient clinic, sewage treatment plant and water collection infrastructure was restored.

Based on the information provided by Chief of the Investigation Police Department, Serhii Bolvinov, in Pervomaisk, the invaders launched a rocket attack on civilian infrastructure. In addition, critical infrastructure was damaged and two private houses completely destroyed. At least four residents were killed, including a 15-year-old girl. Iskander missile fragments were found.

The Kupiansk church school was on fire from russian shelling. One person was injured.

Donetsk oblast

The Security Service of Ukraine informed about suspicions against the organizers of the Russian pseudo-referendum in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. All four suspects are Ukrainian citizens who also have russian passports.

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that the russians killed 3 civilians: 2 in Avdiivka and 1 in Bakhmut. Another 11 people were injured.

Head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration, Vitalii Barabash, said that Russian troops attempted to assault Ukrainian military positions in Pisky.

Overnight, the russians were actively shelling Donetsk and Horlivka directions.

The shelling of Marinka community continues: Antonivka, Kostiantynivka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka and Novomykhailivka were under fire. A private house burned down in Krasnohorivka and several others were damaged. There were no casualties.

In Avdiivka, there were isolated hits on the old part of the city during the night and by morning the centre was under artillery fire. There were no casualties. There was intense shelling in Toretsk: a local hospital building was damaged and a private house was on fire. No casualties.

Head of the Kramatorsk City Military Administration, Oleksandr Honcharenko, said that in the Svitlodarsk community, the shelling of Maiorsk station and Odradivka continued overnight. No casualties were reported. The invaders shelled the Kramatorsk downtown. Four people were injured. Head of the Sloviansk City Military Administration, Vadym Liakh, reported about the shelling.

Based on the information provided by Head of Popasna City Military Administration, Mykola Khanatov, russian troops moved all civilians out of all settlements in the Popasna community. It is now impossible to enter the city.

Luhansk oblast

According to the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, in three days of the pseudo-referendum, the invaders reported 76% attendance and more than one million participants in the event.

A rally against the pseudo-referendum in one of the cities. Photo: telegram channel of Serhii Haidai/Luhansk Regional Military Administration

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that one of the highest attendance was registered in Alchevsk, where, unlike in other settlements, there was no door-to-door patrolling with machine guns. On the contrary, according to the ‘security view’, polling stations worked exclusively in bomb shelters due to an alleged ‘high probability of shelling’.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in Svatove, the invaders hand in mobilization agendas to boys over the age of eighteen. Truck drivers are immediately sent to military units.

On September 25, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in Bakhmut, Kamianka, Kurdiumivka, Maiorsk, Novomykhailivka, Pavlivka, Pervomaiske, Pidhorodne, Pobieda, Soledar, Spirne, Vyimka and Zaitseve settlements.

The Defense Forces’ aviation launched 33 strikes. 25 buildups of the enemy’s manpower and military equipment and 8 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems were hit. In addition, air defense units destroyed one Su-25 aircraft, an Mi-8 helicopter and 2 enemy UAVs.

Rocket and artillery troops hit 6 control posts, 12 buildups of the enemy’s manpower and equipment, 2 positions of anti-aircraft rocket systems, 3 units of rocket and artillery troops, 6 ammunition depots, as well as 9 separate critical targets.

The invaders shelled the following settlements with tanks, mortars and barrel artillery:

  • in Bakhmut direction – Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Klishchivka, Maiorsk, Nelipovka, Niu-York, Odradivka, Opytne, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Verkhniokamianske, Vesela Dolyna, Vesele, Vyimka, Yakovlivka, Yurivka and Zaitseve;
  • in Kramatorsk direction – Bilohorivka, Bohorodychne, Dibrova, Hryhorivka, Korovii Yar, Novoselivka, Ozerne, Pryshyb, Shchurove, Siversk, Sloviansk, Spirne, Yarova and Zakitne.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

The Security Service of Ukraine has proven the involvement of a captured russian serviceman in the murder of a civilian resident of Bucha region. It has been established that in early March 2022, this soldier together with other russian servicemen fired an assault rifle at a car on a highway near Zdvyzhivka village. They buried the body of the killed driver in a forest. During interrogation, he confessed to the murder of a civilian and other crimes in the temporarily occupied territories.

The regional branch of the Office of the Commissioner for Missing Persons started working in Kyiv oblast. Those who lost contact with their relatives because of the war can contact the coordinators directly or through the hotline. This was reported on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers. In total, there are 10 regional offices in Ukraine.

Kyiv rescuers are working in the de-occupied Kharkiv oblast. Within a day, the rubble of the roof and the second floor of the destroyed school has been cleared, 18 reinforced concrete floor slabs have been dismantled, and the territory of the school has been cleared of construction debris and the traces of the residency of russian forces. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have been provided with technical water, and more than 80 residents of the de-occupied territories received psychological support.

Dismantling the rubble of a school in the de-occupied territory of Kharkiv oblast. Photo: State Emergency Service

UAH  25 million will be allocated from the city budget to restore the Irpin housing stock which was damaged as a result of russian military aggression. This decision was made at the meeting of the Irpin City Council. Also, UAH 13 million will be allocated to replace broken windows in common areas of apartment buildings to prepare them for the autumn-winter period.

Irpin houses damaged as a result of russian aggression. Photo: RebuildUA

Kyiv has joined the Pact of Free Cities. The signing ceremony took place during the Pact Summit in Prague. According to the Kyiv City State Administration, Mayors of European cities plan to discuss the possibility of providing economic and humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian cities, as well as assistance in restoring infrastructure and housing.

The charity auction and mobile exhibition WHERE ARE YOU will be held in Kyiv on the eve of Mariupol Day. All funds raised at the auction will be allocated to the needs of Mariupol brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Vadym Boichenko, the mayor of Mariupol, invites everyone who has the opportunity to personally attend the event.

Zhytomyr oblast

According to Head of Zhytomyr Regional Military Administration, Vitalii Bunechko, the curfew has been reduced in Zhytomyr oblast. From now on, the curfew will last from 00:00 to 5am. Vitalii Bunechko noted that only military, police and citizens who have a special permit are allowed to be on the streets during the curfew.

Since the beginning of the year, EOD specialists of Zhytomyr oblast have carried out more than half a thousand visits to the sites of explosions and responding to calls about threats. According to the National Police of the oblast, EOD specialists have found and disposed of more than 1,430 dangerous ammunition and almost 7 kg of explosives in the oblast during this time. Currently, EOD teams of Zhytomyr oblast are working as part of a detachment of their colleagues who demine the liberated areas of Kharkiv oblast.

Teams of young firefighters will be formed in schools of the oblast. Appropriate memorandum was signed between the Department of Education and Science of the RMA and the State Emergency Service in Zhytomyr oblast. As part of the cooperation, it is planned to conduct joint activities in educational institutions and awareness-raising sessions among students and teachers, raising awareness and the ability to act in case of fire and emergencies.

7 off-road vehicles were purchased and delivered to the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the expense of the Zhytomyr Community Foundation and charitable contributions of Zhytomyr citizens. In total, 49K euros was spent for the purchase of these cars. Also, Ukrainian defenders received an UAV purchased with the funds raised by employees of the city council.

Sumy oblast

The ‘Sumy’ operational-tactical group reported that the enemy carried out an artillery attack on the Krasnopillia community from the territory of the russian federation. According to the information of the Sumy RMA, there is no power supply in some settlements due to the shelling of the Shostka region. 6 missile strikes were recorded, there were no casualties among the population.

Dmytro Zhivytskyi, Head of the Sumy RMA, said that at a meeting with Minister of Economy of Estonia, Riina Sikkut, and representatives of Estonian business, the Sumy oblast economic recovery and development strategy for the next three years was presented. It was about cooperation and assistance of foreign investors in the restoration of the oblast.

The communities of Sumy oblast submitted 66 projects worth UAH 1.9 billion to the State Program for Reconstruction of Ukraine.

Voluntary formations of the city of Sumy return the weapons given to them by the police on February 24. As reported by the National Police of Sumy oblast, voluntary formations of territorial communities are actually subordinated to the Armed Forces, accordingly, they will receive new weapons in their battalions.

Mine safety lessons for adults and children were held in Sumy. Mini-lessons on how to deal with explosive objects and how to distinguish them were organized by the Solomianski Kotyky charitable foundation together with the State Emergency Service as part of the Mine Safety Week-North project.

The State Environmental Inspection of the oblast reports that there will be no hunting season in Sumy oblast in 2022 due to the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine. 

Chernihiv oblast

The enemy shelled the outskirts of the village of Huta-Studenetska of the Snovsk community. This was announced by Head of Koryukiv DMA, Ivan Vashchenko. 10 shots from barrel artillery were recorded. There were no civilian casualties, and the infrastructure was not damaged.

Only remote training will be conducted in educational institutions located in the 40-kilometer border zone. This was reported by the head of the Chernihiv RMA Viacheslav Chaus. He reminded that last week there was another case of the enemy drone used to drop ammunition on the bordering of Chernihiv oblast. This decision was made to keep safe participants in the educational process.

133 educational institutions were damaged, 10 of them were completely destroyed in Chernihiv oblast due to the russian aggression. According to Head of the regional military administration, Viacheslav Chaus, restoration of the educational infrastructure is currently underway at the expense of state and local budgets, charitable and volunteer organizations. 20 schools and 14 kindergartens in 11 communities of the oblast were repaired by joint efforts. The College of Economics and Technology of the Chernihiv Polytechnic National University was also renovated.

Another 8 schools in the oblast received positive conclusions from the relevant commission regarding readiness of shelters. Parental committees of educational institutions can, if they wish, switch to a mixed form of training.

The Chernihiv RMA and the French company Neo-Eco-Development are developing opportunities for cooperation in the field of construction. Currently, the possibility of processing materials from destroyed buildings with further use in production is being considered. It was also about investing in the production of cement in Chernihiv oblast using the method of minimal carbon emission and processing of agricultural waste.

Meeting with representatives of the Neo-Eco-Development company. Photo: Chernihiv RMA

Restoration of residential high-rise buildings in Chernihiv is ongoing. 7 of them were damaged by a direct hit and require complex emergency restoration work.

The Chernihiv RMA reported that the inspection of heat energy enterprises of the oblast was completed. Monitoring of residential buildings will begin today. Special attention will be paid to those whose residents reported damage.

Preparations for launching the modular town Novoselivka-2 are being completed. The issue of powerful generators for housing is being resolved.

During the week, the employees of the pyrotechnician department of the police of Chernihiv oblast examined 8.5 hectares of territory. They found unexploded shells, mines, rockets, hand grenades, and explosive elements of cluster munitions. The number of deadly ‘gifts’ neutralized by police specialists is 94 units.

Neutralized EOs are the result of the work of pyrotechnicians of Chernihiv oblast. Photo: from social networks

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

The occupiers attacked the Nikopol district nine times overnight. Four communities were shelled: three times from Grads and Urahans. Three farm buildings were destroyed. About forty private houses were damaged, as well as two dozen commercial buildings, cars and motorcycles, thirty solar panels, and power grids. Currently, about three thousand families are without electricity. Emergency teams are working. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

In the Marhanetsk community, nine private houses were affected.

They hit Chervonohryhorivka and Myrivske communities as well. This was announced by Head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk.

Vinnytsia oblast

Due to the full-scale invasion of Russia into Ukraine, 13 foster families and 3 family-type children’s homes from the regions where hostilities are taking place moved to Vinnytsia. Natalia Zabolotna, the first deputy head of Vinnytsia OVA, reported this.

Over 130 racks for large-caliber machine guns for Ukrainian defenders were made by master Volodymyr Nahornyi from Vinnytsia. Due to heart problems, the man is not accepted into the army, so he decided to contribute to the future victory in this way.

Kirovohrad oblast

Surgeon Mykhailo Alechko says that the hospital in Kropyvnytskyi received a device for skin transplantation that will help treat both civilians and wounded soldiers.  

Apparatus for skin transplantation. Photo: from social networks

Poltava oblast

Medals and awards, which the hearing-impaired karate fighter Sviatoslav Stehniy from Poltava donated to the auction for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, were sold for UAH 20K. All the money was used to buy equipment for drones.

Cherkasy oblast

A Ukrainian man who denied the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine was sentenced. This was reported by the press service of the Cherkasy Regional Prosecutor’s Office. It has been proven that a 56-year-old resident of one of the villages of the Uman district repeatedly disseminated information in the banned social network Odnoklassniki in which he denied armed aggression against Ukraine and glorified representatives of the authorities of the aggressor state. During the trial, the man admitted his guilt, repented, and began financially supporting the Ukrainian military.

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Oleksandr Starukh, Head of Zaporizhzhia RMA reports that at night, the enemy once again shelled Zaporizhzhia and a village in the Zaporizhzhia region with rockets. Residential buildings, an educational institution and a health care institution were damaged. One rocket hit a garage cooperative: five garages were completely destroyed and three cars were damaged. As a result of the attack, fires broke out. They were extinguished by the State Emergency Service.

Consequences of the night shelling in Zaporozhzhia. Photo: Oleksandr Starukh, Head of Zaporizhzhia RMA.

A large number of S-300 missiles are being transported to the occupied Berdiansk. Information about this was made public in the telegram channel of the local military committee. Zaporizhzhia is regularly hit by rockets of this type. “Hiding behind the residents as a human shield, the occupiers cynically launch rockets from one city of Ukraine to another,” the message reads. The military calls on residents of Berdiansk to provide timely information to the Armed Forces of Ukraine through chatbots about the movement of military equipment.

IAEA Head, Raphael Grossi, met with the representative of the USA for arms control and international security. Grossi announced this on Twitter. The week of the IAEA meeting dedicated to the creation of a nuclear safety zone and protection of the Zaporizhzhia NPP has begun.

The occupiers arrange provocative explosions in the center of Melitopol to ensure the holding of an illegal referendum. Mayor Ivan Fedorov announced this at a briefing. According to him, the violent government is not successful in voting and therefore resorts to provocative means aimed at keeping people at home. September 27 has been declared a holiday in the city in order to increase the attendance of citizens at the polling stations.

Only 20% of Melitopol residents took part in the so-called referendum, the mayor notes. Despite the violent format of this event and the pressure on citizens, only half of the participants, i.e. 10%, voted for joining the russian federation.

The Zaporizhzhia Avenger was awarded the Order of the Golden Star. Roman Hlomba, an anti-aircraft gunner, soldier of the conscript service of the Zaporizhzhia 9th operational regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine, received an honorary award. The soldier destroyed 3 enemy Su-25 aircraft with accurate shots from the Igla SAM. This is how he defended the positions of the Armed Forces in Zaporizhzhia oblast and the regional center from an air attack, and got the name ‘Zaporizhzhia Avenger’. In total, the shooter shot down 6 planes and one cruise missile.

The head of Melitopol informs that a local Gauleiter, the illegal director of the local museum, was tasked with forming a ‘volunteer battalion’ of 3K people. This battalion should be assembled by October 10. A facility for its formation has already been opened. “We are aware that this will not be a volunteer battalion, but mobilized people who will be deliberately forced to fight against the Ukrainian people,” the mayor notes.

Zaporizhzhia received humanitarian aid from volunteers of the Vinnytsia Community Foundation. This was reported at the Interregional Coordination Headquarters. Food for children’s kits is provided by Polish volunteers. 150 food kits, 50 kits for children, cereals, flour and basic necessities were sent. One set covers a family’s food needs for a month.

Mykolaiv oblast

Around 5am, the occupiers launched rocket attacks on Mykolaiv. According to Vitalii Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv RMA, industrial zones on the outskirts of the city and a cemetery were damaged. Windows, doors and roofs of buildings were damaged, and a warehouse was partially destroyed. There were no human casualties.

Also, the russian military shelled Mykolaiv and Bashtanka regions. Shelling on the territories of Shyroke, Bashtanka and Bereznehuvate communities was recorded. A school, more than 15 residential buildings, houses and facilities of agricultural enterprises were damaged. There are wounded civilians. Ochakiv was also hit by enemy shelling: a strike was made on a recreation center. There were no casualties.

Destruction of the civilian infrastructure in Mykolaiv oblast by the occupiers. Photo: from social networks

Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council Hanna Zamazeyeva reported that there are currently 483 wounded victims of russian shelling in Mykolaiv hospitals. Another 91 are treated on an outpatient basis.

Mykolaiv city authorities advise citizens to consider alternative housing options in winter. The city is ready for the heating season, but there is a constant threat of infrastructure destruction. People must be ready for anything, the administration warns. Residents of the private sector are advised to purchase a stove – a device that will provide an opportunity to heat with firewood. Apartment residents must decide who they can contact for temporary help with housing if necessary. Homes with autonomous heating are being prepared for residents who will be left without help in the event of an accident.

Another collaborator was exposed in Mykolaiv oblast. From the first day of the war, the suspect monitored the movement of the Ukrainian military, filmed and transmitted it to the enemy. The citizen is charged with Article 111 for treason.

In Ukraine, a train dedicated to occupied regions, including Mykolaiv oblast, was launched. The Train to Victory project was created by activists from Ukrzaliznytsia. The seven painted carriages symbolize the seven regions that are temporarily under occupation. Among them is a carriage in support of Mykolaiv oblast. The project tells about Ukrainian heroes who work for Ukraine even in such dire circumstances.

Mykolaiv residents received food packages under the Cabinet of Ministers program. The 160 sets have arrived in the city. Aid was distributed in the Korabelny district, which suffered the greatest destruction from the war.

Odesa oblast

At night, the enemy attacked Odesa with kamikaze drones. One drone was destroyed by anti-aircraft defense forces, two hit a military infrastructure object. As a result of the attack, there was a large-scale fire and detonation of ammunition. The fire has been extinguished. There are no casualties.

Consequences of an enemy attack in Odesa oblast. Photo: South Operational command

The enemy fleet in the Black Sea has no changes in the maneuvering area, composition, tasks and threats. The same 4 carriers of 28 Kalibr missiles are ready to strike throughout the territory of Ukraine.

Kherson oblast

The defense forces are entrenched in the occupied positions, continue military actions and fire control of the temporarily occupied territories targeting enemy logistics, control points, transport links and drawing up reserves.

The enemy is concentrating its efforts on holding defense lines, counter-battery fighting and trying to put fire and psychological pressure on our units and the civilian population in the rear areas by launching rocket and artillery attacks and air strikes.

The enemy is laying mines with anti-personnel and anti-tank mines along the line of potential advance of our units.

Under the cover of night, enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups tried to get to the rear of our units near Arkhangelsk, but were discovered and as a result of the battle, retreated with losses.

Rocket and artillery units struck an enemy buildup of weapons and equipment in Beryslav districts, strengthened fire control of the Antoniv bridge, made it impossible to use alternative traffic at the crossing near Nova Kakhovka. Five ammunition depots were destroyed in Bezimenne, Ternovi Pody, Kalynivka and Kinburnska Kosa.

The police opened 43 criminal proceedings regarding war crimes committed by the russian military and their accomplices in Kherson oblast.

Over the past two days, the russian army has once again shelled the Beryslav region, the villages in the Visokopillia territorial community were the most affected. There are injured people, damaged or destroyed houses and farm buildings.

In Kakhovka the occupiers detained a citizen of Moldova, who was engaged in freight transportation. 

Russian servicemen kidnapped four residents of the region, including the village headman and a doctor. Currently, the whereabouts of the people are unknown.

Pit from an enemy projectile. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast.

The police identified more than 150 collaborators who cooperated with the enemy and contributed to the holding of a pseudo-referendum on joining the russian federation on the territory of Kherson oblast.

The Kherson police report that over the past few days, citizens from the temporarily occupied territories shared that local collaborators, accompanied by the russian military, threatened people with weapons, intimidated and forced them to participate in the so-called ‘referendum’. If no one opened the door in the apartment, the military would break down the door. Mass cases were recorded when people who spoke out against joining russia were taken away by the russian military in an unknown direction.

The explosives service employees clear unexploded shells and other explosive objects from de-occupied territories and villages on the front line in Kherson oblast. Law enforcement officers have already checked 514.2 hectares of territory and destroyed more than 1,195 units of explosive objects and more than 940 kg of explosives.

The russian military is making it difficult for people who want to evacuate from the occupied territories to cross the demarcation line. At the checkpoint in Vasylivka, Zaporizhzhia oblast, the russian military demands a russian license from the drivers of passenger buses.

The Center of National Resistance has published information about the occupation authorities’ plans to form so-called ‘volunteer battalions’. In particular, lists of 8K people have already been formed in Kherson oblast.

Western regions

Volyn oblast

In Volyn, the border with belarus is heavily guarded due to possible provocations.

Head of Volyn oblast, Yuriy Pohuliaiko, together with representatives of the We Believe in Ukraine and For Luhansk Oblast charitable foundations, met with the displaced persons who found shelter in Lutsk. As part of the meeting, people received food kits, hygiene products and medicines.

In Lutsk, the largest school, Lutsk Educational Complex # 26, was evacuated due to reports of landmines.

Mariana Mamonova, a medic freed from captivity, gave birth to a girl in the Lutsk perinatal center.

Zakarpattia oblast

Deputy of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko informed that in October, some of the displaced people who were forcibly evacuated to Uzhhorod will receive temporary housing in new buildings.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

A charity auction in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine OZERTSE. LIFE WINS. As 46 lots, photos created by photo artists of Kyiv, Lviv and Prykarpattia during several previous visits to Ozertse are exhibited. UAH 200K were recovered, which will be transferred to the needs of the Armed Forces.

Lviv oblast

70 schools of Lviv oblast will receive international support within the framework of the Together for Learning program. The program was launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine and the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska.

Mayor of Lviv Andrii Sadovyi met with the outstanding Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. They discussed the project of the UNBROKEN National Rehabilitation Center, the development of a new prototype of temporary housing for IDPs, etc.

14 pickup trucks went from Lviv oblast to Ukrainian defenders on various fronts as part of the 1K Freedom Cars initiative. The cars were purchased by the American charity fund Help Heroes of Ukraine.

A mobile prosthesis workshop was launched in Lviv oblast. The project was implemented by the Maltese Aid Service in Lviv, Ministry of Health of Ukraine and Germany. The cost of this project is about 1 million euros.

The French charity foundation Premiere Urgence Internationale has started working in Drohobych region. The representatives of the charity provide medical, psychological and legal assistance to the displaced persons of the district.

Residents of a village in Zolochiv region held a charity concert. Over UAH 36K collected during the event will go to help the military.

In Skole, sixth-graders participated in the fundraising for anti-drone guns, which was conducted by volunteers. Children sold Ukrainian flags with positive wishes.

Young volunteers. Photo: Lviv RMA

The youth spiritual and patriotic organization Apostolska Chota celebrated its fifth anniversary. On this occasion, a charity celebration was held, at which UAH 250K were collected for the needs of the Armed Forces.

Apostolic Chota. Photo: Lviv RMA

Charity concerts in Sokal and Yavor regions were held. Over UAH 16K collected were directed to the needs of the Armed Forces.

Rivne oblast

In Rivne oblast, the UN will repair housing for displaced people. The dormitory of the Dubensky College of Arts and some of the unused premises of the Klevan hospital will be renovated to accommodate IDPs.

In the Sarnen district of Rivne oblast, construction of a kindergarten is being completed to accommodate displaced persons. They started building the facility over ten years ago, but have never been able to complete it. Now the funding has been found, the building is being converted into facilities for adults who are still living in community houses.

The Rivne employment center will train drone operators. The initiative became possible thanks to the cooperation of the RMA with the Science Park Innovative Technologies of the Rivne Oblast.

Ternopil oblast

The Department of Social Policy registered 28 452 internally displaced people, of which 12 246 citizens received temporary shelter on the territory of the Ternopil City Territorial Community.

Over UAH 55K was collected for the Armed Forces at the charity fair in Borshchev.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The State Nuclear Regulation Authority reported that from September 24 to 25, the IAEA successfully conducted an inspection at the Khmelnytskyi NPP. The purpose of the inspection was to verify the absence of undeclared nuclear material.

An exhibition of the works by Vadym Anhel, who died defending Ukraine, was launched in Khmelnytskyi. The exhibition features 85 works of art, some of which the artist painted on the front lines.

Vadym Anhel’s exhibition. Photo: Telegram channel of mayor of Khmelnytskyi Oleksandr Simchyshyn

Chernivtsi oblast

During the fair, which took place at the Sadhora stadium in Chernivtsi, money was collected for a drone for the Ukrainian military.

International support

The US will provide Ukraine with over $457 million in additional aid. The aid is aimed at saving lives and strengthening the capacity of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies and criminal justice.

Ukraine’s Western allies strengthen nuclear deterrence after putin’s threats.

Ukraine received consent for the transfer of NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems from the US.

Canada will provide an additional plane to deliver military aid to Ukraine.

The national security adviser of the US president, Jake Sullivan, stated that the US directly, at a very high level, informed the kremlin that any use of nuclear weapons would have catastrophic consequences.

Japan banned the export of materials that can be used to manufacture chemical weapons to the russian federation.

President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, said that citizens of Moldova will be deprived of their citizenship in case of fighting on the side of the russian federation .

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Aibek Smadiyarov stated that Kazakhstan does not recognize pseudo-referendums in the russian-occupied territories of Ukraine.

Member of the Georgian Parliament Nonna Mamulashvili reported that the Georgian authorities are going to close the country’s borders to male fugitives.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selakovich stated that Serbia will not recognize pseudo-referendums that the russian federation holds in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

Head of the President’s Office of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak announced that the released commanders from Azovstal, who are in Turkey, are undergoing medical examinations and will soon be able to see their relatives.

Released from captivity. Photo: from social networks

Poland became the first country where you can exchange a Ukrainian driver’s license for a foreign one.

Google together with the Coursera educational platform in cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs – SUP launched the program Professional Certificates from Google for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.

Concerts of Pink Floyd’s co-founder Roger Waters were canceled in Poland because of his stance on the war in Ukraine.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyy was placed on the new cover of TIME magazine.

TIME. Photo:Twitter TIME

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