War in Ukraine: latest news for today October 07, 2022 (photo)

It has been the 226th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression.

What happened in Ukraine today:

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

The enemy attempts to hold the ground in the temporarily occupied territories, focuses on thwarting the actions of the Armed Forces in certain directions, and continues the offensive actions towards Bakhmut and Avdiivka. 

The enemy fires at our positions along the entire contact line, erects the defensive constructions in certain directions and conducts the aerial reconnaissance. There were enemy strikes on civilian infrastructure and residential buildings violating the norms of the International Humanitarian Law, laws and customs of war.

The territory of Ukraine is exposed to the threat of missile and rocket strikes. The occupiers launched 2 missile and 5 air strikes, fired over 10 times from multi-rocket launch systems. 

The civilians and facilities were affected by the enemy strikes in over 10 settlements, namely Ridkodub, Huliaipilske, Novoandriivka, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Slavhorod. 

To strike the settlements of Zaporizhzhia and Mykolaiv, the enemy used 4 Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles, Shahed-136.

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

The enemy has been firing towards:

Siversk from mortars and barreled artillery, in the areas of Senkivka and Yasna Poliana, Chernihiv oblast, as well as Seredyna Buda, Fotovyzh, Boiaro-Lezhachy, Ryzhivka, Holyshivske, Kyianytsia, Myropillia, Mezenivka and Slavhorod of Sumy oblast; 

Sloboda from tanks, mortars and artillery in the areas of Basove, Hlyboke, Vysoka Yaruha, Krasne, Strilecha, Starytsia, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Volokhivka and Dvorichna;

Kramatorsk from mortars, barreled and jet artillery in the areas of Terny, Raihorodok, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Verkhniokamianske, Serebrianka, Hryhorivka, Torske, Ivanivka and Hrekivka;

Bakhmut, in the areas of Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Ivanhrad, Opytne, Maiorsk, Vyimka, Rozdolivka, Vesele, Zaitseve and Odradivka;

Avdiivka, in the areas of Avdiivka, Kamianka, Novobakhmutivka, Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Vodiane, Pervomaiske and Novomykhailivka.

Towards Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia, the infrastructure in the areas of Novoukrainka, Pavlivka, Neskuchne, Chervone, Hulyaipol and Novopol was damaged by enemy shelling.

Towards the South Buh, more than twenty settlements near the contact line were affected by fire.

The Armed Forces repelled the enemy’s attacks in the area of Vyimka, Bakhmutske, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Maiorsk, Andriivka, Pervomaiske, Vesele, Kamianka, Pobeda, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka and Ternovi Pody.

The russian occupation authorities continue to put pressure on Ukrainian citizens who remained in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk oblast. According to available information, in some areas of the city of Horlivka, representatives of the “security forces” intimidate local residents who did not support the accession of the temporarily occupied region to the russian federation in the illegal referendum. Identification of men who avoid mobilization continues, they are detained and forcibly sent to units of the 1st Army Corps to replenish enemy losses.

According to available information, there are significant problems of material support for mobilization measures carried out by the military leadership of the russian federation. Thus, in early October, out of 8 K mobilized persons who are are staying at the Novosibirsk Higher Command School, no more than half were provided with military uniforms.

Besides, these personnel are given only field uniforms and shoes. The rest of the equipment must be purchased at their own expense or try to receive from local authorities as humanitarian aid. The issue of providing mobilized helmets and body armor remains problematic.

The russian occupiers continue to suffer losses in the south of our country. Thus, in the area of the settlement of Kakhovka, Kherson oblast, elimination of manpower and military equipment, including air defense means, was confirmed. Also, as a result of effective fire damage to the enemy’s buildup near the settlement of Borozenske, on October 5, the enemy’s losses amounted to up to 10 people killed and about 20 wounded.

Aviation of the Defense Forces inflicted 11 strikes. The destruction of 8 buildups of weapons and military equipment, as well as 3 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy was confirmed. In addition, our air defense units shot down two UAVs and two enemy helicopters.

Rocket forces and artillery struck one buildup of manpower, weapons and military equipment, a pontoon crossing and an EW complex.

Spokesman of the Air Force Command Yurii Ignat reports that Ukraine is the first country to be armed with IRIS-T. These complexes will strengthen our air defense system. Ukrainian specialists are trained to work with these anti-aircraft missile systems.

Director General of the agency, Rafael Grossi, says that the first rotation of representatives of the IAEA mission to the ZNPP took place. A new enhanced team of IAEA experts is expected to arrive at the station.

The start of the “customs visa-free regime” will improve trade between Ukraine, the European Union and its partners, while the system itself and the path to accession to the conventions passed by Kyiv will become a model for our European integration in other areas. Such conclusions were reached by the participants of the first Customs Platform: Ukraine-EU 2022, which took place on October 5 in Kyiv. On October 1, the provisions of the international Conventions on the procedure of joint transit and simplification of formalities in trade in goods came into force for Ukraine.  This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Finance. The first country from which the goods were sent for delivery to Ukraine under the procedure of joint transit, was Germany.

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy launched strikes on Vovchansk border city and at least three other settlements. At least ten settlements were under fire by russian invaders.

The renovation of roads continues. First and foremost, work is ongoing on those roads that connect the liberated settlements with Kharkiv. For instance, on the Kharkiv-Lyptsi-Borysivka motorway, where 10 km have already been cleared. More than 300 square metres of damage has been removed. 32 workers of road services and 15 units of equipment work on the site.

Cleaning of the roads. Photo: telegram channel of the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Kyrylo Tymoshenko

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that humanitarian cargoes were delivered to the liberated Borova community. Three lorries with 3 K food packages, a 20-tonne lorry with hygiene products and children’s goods, two 20-tonne lorries from the Red Cross and two buses from volunteers were sent there.

The invaders attacked Chuhuiv, Izium and Kupiansk districts.

As a result of the shelling, a fire broke out in a furniture shop in Kupiansk.

Medics of the Regional Centre of Emergency Medical Care hospitalised 2 people in Vovchansk, Chuhuiv district, 4 people in Izyum district,  and 2 people in Kupiansk district. All the victims are in moderate condition.

A 47-year-old woman was injured after stepping on a mine in Izium district in the morning. The victim was gathering mushrooms in the forest.

Donetsk oblast

In Lyman and Sviatohirsk, the exhumation and reburial of the deceased from the occupation has begun.

In Lyman, there are two discovered burial sites. One of them has about two hundred graves. According to preliminary information, these are single graves where civilians are buried. At the other site, there is a mass grave where, preliminary, both military personnel and civilians may be buried. The exact number has yet to be established. Policemen are currently investigating these sites and will soon begin the exhumation process.

In Sviatohirsk, 21 bodies of civilians, killed during the occupation, were reburied in the city cemetery. While the battles for Sviatohirsk and the occupation were ongoing, the deceased were buried in the streets and courtyards. All the bodies among those reburied are now identified and properly entombed.

Burial. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in temporarily occupied Horlivka, russian invaders threaten and pressure residents who refuse to support the annexation of the occupied territories to russia.

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that russians killed 2 civilians: in Bakhmut and Kurdiumivka. In addition, 7 more civilians killed by the enemy during the occupation were found in Sviatohirsk. Another 7 people were injured yesterday.

Communities in Bakhmut and Pokrovsk districts were under fire at night.

Towards Donetsk, there were no casualties reported, but there was damage in Avdiivka, Marinka and Ocheretyne communities.

In the Marinka community, russians shelled Heorhiivka, Marinka, Maksymilianivka, Konstiantynivka and Krasnohorivka. Avdiivka was shelled three times with artillery and in the morning – with cluster munitions. The old and central part of the city was hit. A house and a school were damaged in Novoselivka Persha, Ocheretyne community.

Towards Horlivka, the enemy targeted the outskirts of Bakhmut, Fedorivka and Soledar in the Soledar community and near Toretsk.

Towards Lysychansk, in the Zvanivka community 4 houses in Verkhnokamianske were damaged due to the shelling, with no casualties.

The police documented 28 attacks on Donetsk oblast. 18 settlements were under fire. The invaders targeted residential buildings and russian troops killed and injured civilians. They also shelled with aviation, S-300 air-defence systems, Urahan and Hrad multiple rocket launchers, artillery and tanks. 32 civilian objects were destroyed and damaged – 26 residential buildings, a bank branch, power lines, a warehouse and outbuildings. The invaders launched three airstrikes on Chasiv Yar, damaging at least three private buildings and there were no casualties reported. The enemy shelled Bakhmut with rocket artillery. There were casualties, two apartment and 14 private buildings were damaged.

Destruction in Donetsk oblast Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Mariupol Mayor’s Councillor, Petro Andriushchenko, reported that Ukrainian partisans set fire in a base of russian officers.

Luhansk oblast

Hrekivka village, Krasnorichenske community, Svatove district, was officially liberated from the invaders.

Liberation of Hrekivka. Photo: telegram channel of Serhii Haida/Luhansk Regional Military Administration

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to “push through” Lyman direction by liberating settlements there. He added that all medical equipment was removed from Bilokurakyne, Kreminna and Svatove, schools looted, and roads, bridges and administrative buildings mined.

The aviation of the Defence Forces of Ukraine launched 23 strikes.

A stronghold, 15 buildups of weapons and military equipment, and also 7 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy were hit. In addition, our air defence units shot down more than 20 enemy UAVs in various directions. Among them were 5 Orlan-10, 15 Shahed-136 and 1 Mohajer-6.

Rocket and artillery forces hit 5 buildups of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 5 air defence positions, 2 artillery systems, ammunition depot and a crossing point.

The invaders’ attacks were repelled in Bakhmut, Kamianka, Krasne, Maiorsk, Nevelske, Pobieda, Ternovi Pody, Vesele and Vyimka settlements.

The russians shelled a number of settlements with various types of weapons, namely:

  • in Bakhmut direction – Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Kurdiumivka, Niu-York, Opytne, Soledar, Yakovlivka and Zaitseve;
  • in Kramatorsk direction – Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Serebrianka, Siversk, Spirne and Verkhnokamianske.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

It is planned to build a protective dome “Muromets” against drones over Kyiv. It will consist of a powerful network of anti-drone direction finders-interceptors. This is a Canadian-Ukrainian project that is going to be funded by international donors. Further details of its development will be discussed during the National Defence Hackathon to be held with the support of NATO in Kyiv.

As reported by the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, shelters continue to be arranged in educational institutions of Kyiv oblast. As of today, about 600 secondary educational institutions have shelters.

The heating season is about to start at the social institutions of Kyiv – hospitals, schools, kindergartens and other facilities. This decision was made by the City Defense Council. The facilities will be connected to heating individually at the request of their management, who will independently specify the date.

The Vasylkiv territorial community reports that an interactive map of heating stations in Kyiv oblast has been launched. Everyone can find addresses of heating stations in advance.

Heating station. Photo: the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Ukrainian families in Boryspil received keys and documents for 19 social apartments for temporary accommodation. These are the families of Kyiv oblast with many children, whose housing was damaged or destroyed as a result of the russian military aggression, and families with children who are displaced from Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts. Social housing is provided under the program of the State Youth Housing.

In Buzova village, the first modular houses were installed on private land of residents who lost their homes because of the war. Temporary housing was provided under the UNHCR housing program. In total, the Kingdom of Denmark provided 96 modular houses to be installed in Kyiv and Chernihiv oblasts.

The Kyiv funicular, which was closed in spring during the active hostilities near Kyiv, resumes its work. The funicular has the status of a historical, architectural, scientific and technical monument, which is particularly valuable for its stained-glass windows created by Ukrainian artists Valentyn Zadorozhnyi and Mykola Shkaraputa.

Kyiv funicular. Photo: Kyiv City State Admninistration

The procedure for issuing food packages to seniors and people with disabilities has been simplified in Kyiv. The KCSA reports that there are enough food packages at all distribution points in the capital, and people who are registered at the territorial centers of social services can receive them.

Zhytomyr oblast

More than 72K internally displaced persons who evacuated due to the russian invasion and registered at the place of temporary residence have found shelter in Zhytomyr oblast. According to the regional Department of Social Protection of the Population, there are 20,486 children among the IDPs, including 5,978 preschoolers, and 358 children who arrived without parents.

It was reported by the Zhytomyr RMA that the keys to social apartments were handed over to eight families of IDPs who evacuated from Mariupol, Enerhodar, Bakhmut, Soledar, Kostyantynivka, Nova Kakhovka, Hola Prystan, and Bohdanivka. With the assistance of international partners, it was possible to buy 8 apartments: 6 in Nova Borova, one in Zhytomyr, and one in Novohrad-Volynskyi.

Another batch of humanitarian aid arrived from Germany for medical institutions of Novohrad-Volynskyi region. According to the district military administration, the humanitarian cargo was donated by the German University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein) and a benefactor who is a native of Zvyahel region.

A charity auction “Ukraine through the eyes of children” will be held in Zhytomyr. It is planned to auction the lots, namely patriotic boxes signed by Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, paintings by Zhytomyr artists and other secret lots. The proceeds from the auction will be used for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Sumy oblast

8 communities of Sumy oblast were shelled from the territory of russia using aircraft, barrel and rocket artillery, mortars and drones. According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the territories of Esman, Seredina-Buda, Nova Sloboda, Krasnopillia, Yunakivka, Miropillia, Bilopillia and Velyka Pysarivka communities came under enemy fire.

As a result of shelling of the Yunakivka community, a resident of one of the villages received a shrapnel wound. Also, the household buildings, garages, and fences were destroyed, windows blown out, and poultry killed by shrapnel.

The enemy continues shelling the territories of Bilopillia, Nova Sloboda, Shalyhine and Velyka Pysarivka communities. A community hall and a residential building in the Nova Sloboda community were damaged as a result of the strikes.

The bridge blown up during the hostilities in Okhtyrka region has been restored, as informed by Head of the Sumy RMA Dmytro Zhyvytskyi. According to him, the enemy wanted to quickly get to Okhtyrka using that crossing in early March. Thanks to the efforts of local businesses, agricultural enterprises, farms and community members, more than UAH 800K was raised to restore the bridge crossing. The reconstruction was carried out by the State Special Transport Service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

A long-awaited reconstruction of the bridge, which was destroyed in early March during the russian offensive, has also been completed in the Lebedyn community. So far, all the destroyed structures of the bridge have been restored and the roadway of almost 200 m has been completely renovated.

Reconstructed bridge in the Lebedyn community. Photo: Dmytro Zhyvytskyi’s Facebook page

Chernihiv oblast

According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, three communities of Chernihiv oblast came under enemy fire. Enemy unmanned aerial vehicles dropped 3 explosives and one improvised incendiary device on the territory of the Semenivka community. The enemy shelled the Horodnia community with barrel artillery – there were 7 explosions. The Novhorod-Siverskyi community was under mortar shelling.

The enemy continues to attack the border areas of the oblast. According to the ‘North’ Operational Command, there were 15 strikes from 120-mm mortars towards Bleshnia, 25 strikes from barrel artillery near Hai, 17 – towards Senkivka, and 6 – towards Mykolaivka. There were no losses among the personnel or equipment.

As reported by the Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, more than 56K internally displaced persons in Chernihiv oblast have applied for financial assistance for accommodation. Among them, 2.8K have destroyed or unsuitable housing. The state support is provided for each internally displaced person in the amount of UAH 2K. Overall, 78.7 K internally displaced persons are officially registered in the oblast.

The city council reported that more than UAH 18 million of financial assistance has been paid to the owners of damaged or destroyed private houses in Chernihiv. From now on, financial assistance can also be received by the owners of apartments in one-storey houses of Chernihiv, destroyed or damaged as a result of russian military aggression.

Consequences of the russian shelling. Photo: Chernihiv City Council

The Chernihiv City Council is negotiating with the owner of the  “Ukraine” hotel regarding the demolition of the building destroyed by a missile strike. Due to the potential danger to people, the city is going to dismantle the building so as not to endanger human lives.

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

The occupying forces of the russian federation continue to fight against the civilian population and terrorize communities.

During the night, the Nikopol district was attacked six times with heavy artillery and rocket salvo systems.

They hit the Marganets community. Head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk reports that they also hit Nikopol, where  a five-storey building, private houses, a transport infrastructure company, farm buildings, cars, a gas pipeline and power lines were mutilated. 

Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, Valentyn Reznichenko says that in the evening, the russians again shelled the Nikopol district. They hit with Hrad MRLSs  and heavy artillery. A 37-year-old man was killed and a 42-year-old man was wounded in the Chervonohryhorivska community. He is in the hospital. 

Vinnytsia oblast

Fighters from the “Vinnytsia Scythians” battalion shot down a russian “Orlan” drone. The device landed almost undamaged. This was reported by the 59th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakiv Handziuk.

20-year-old Veniamin Bondarchuk from Vinnytsia, who was blown up by a mine and lost a limb while rescuing his comrades, went to the USA for prosthetics. Today he is in the city of Minneapolis. Veniamin is one of 15 Ukrainian defenders who were invited to take part in a free prosthetics and rehabilitation program for Ukrainians who lost their limbs as a result of the russian war.

Kirovohrad oblast

Kirovohrad region continues to help the territories of the Kherson and Kharkiv regions liberated from the enemy. Head of the Kirovohrad Regional State Administration Andrii Raikovich reports that the communities have sent tons of building materials for priority restoration work. 

Poltava oblast

Dmytro Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, announced that in Poltava Oblast, the military received 6 sanitary and technical modules, purchased from the regional budget. These modules have showers, water heaters, washing machines, dryers, and an electric convector.

Sanitary and technical modules for the military. Photo: Dmytro Lunin, head of the Poltava Regional State Administration.

Cherkasy oblast

Head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets announces that fragments of grenades, rockets and cartridges were discovered by pyrotechnicians during the examination of fields in the Uman region. Explosive objects were neutralized during the day.

Disposal of explosive objects. Photo: Ihor Taburets, head of the Cherkasy Regional State Administration.

 Zoya Vovk, Spokeswoman for the National Police of the region, informed that a woman who supported russian aggression was detained in Cherkasy. She distributed pro-russian materials and supported russian aggression against Ukraine through social networks.

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Head of the Zaporizhzhia Military Regional Administration Oleksandr Starukh reports that at night, for the first time, the enemy bombarded Zaporizhzhia with unmanned aerial vehicles, previously with Iranian kamikaze drones. The infrastructure was damaged in two districts of the city. One person was injured.

On October 7, around 9:50 a.m., russian military fired two rockets at Zaporizhzhia.  One of them hit the courtyard of a high-rise building – broken windows, damaged balconies, broken trees.  The windows of nearby houses and two kindergartens were damaged.  One person received shrapnel wounds.

A house in Zaporizhzhia after a rocket hit the yard. Photo: from social networks

Head of the Zaporizhzhia Military Regional Administration, Oleksandr Starukh says that this afternoon, the occupiers attacked the regional center for the third time in a day. The Air Defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down three russian missiles over one of the communities of Zaporizhzhia oblast.  According to preliminary data, there are no casualties

The National Police of Zaporizhzhia oblast reported that the number of people killed in the shelling of Zaporizhzhia during October 6 increased to 12 people. At least 15 people remain missing after the shelling.

The occupiers shelled 18 settlements in the region. The police received 28 reports about destruction of civil infrastructure objects.

Heavy shelling was heard in the temporarily occupied Enerhodar, followed by a power outage. Also, the residents were left without water supply and the Internet.  This was announced by the city mayor Dmytro Orlov.  He added that the shelling was the occupiers’ provocation.

Director General of the IAEA Grossi stated that the Zaporizhzhya NPP will remain Ukrainian, despite the russian federation’s statements about its transfer under russian control.  He also announced expansion of the IAEA mission at the power plant from 2 to 4 representatives.

Mykolaiv oblast

The Mykolaiv Military Regional Administration reports that on October 7, around 01:20 p.m., the enemy attacked Mykolaiv, previously with kamikaze drones.  As a result of the shelling, the roof of a two-storey building caught fire in one of the districts of the city.  Fortunately, there were no casualties.

The “South” Operational Air Command reports that in the morning, the Ka-52 “Alligator” attack helicopter of the occupiers was destroyed by an anti-aircraft missile unit of the Air Force.

Due to daily accidents in the Mykolayiv water supply network, residents of the city often do not have water supply.  50% of water ends up on the streets.  This was reported by the city mayor Oleksandr Senkevich. There is no drinking water as only technical water is supplied.  There are 130 points of dispensing purified water in the city.  Problems began after the russian shelling of the water supply system on April 12.

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Mykolaiv oblast reports that on October 6, pyrotechnicians seized 10 pieces of ammunition.  

13 communities of Mykolaiv oblast took part in the regional event WAR: Gastrofront of Mykolaiv Region. The participants competed in cooking dishes in conditions of martial law: without electricity and gas, using ingredients from humanitarian food kits.

“WAR: Gastrofront of Mykolaiv region”: participants from 13 communities of the region compete in cooking under war conditions. Photo: from social networks

The city council informs that Mykolaiv is 100% ready for the heating season, which will start as scheduled.

Despite everything, the zoo continues to work in the front-line Mykolaiv. The zoo employees tell Suspilne journalists that local residents and the military bring abandoned or lost animals and pets to the facility. The Ara parrot was brought to the zoo by soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Odesa oblast

Spokesman of the Odesa Military Regional Administration Serhii Bratchuk reports that on the evening of October 6, Odesa oblast was attacked by russian drones.  The Air Defense Forces shot down three “Shahed-136” UAVs over the sea.

The ‘South’ Operational Command reports that 12 enemy ships and boats are maneuvering in the Black Sea, along the coast of Crimea. There are four missile carriers, two of which are submarines, and 24 enemy Kalibr missiles are ready to be launched.

Head of the Odesa Military Regional Administration, Maksym Marchenko, met with the managing director of the Directorate for Planning and Conducting Missions, the operational commander of all EU missions, Stefan Thomas in the Odesa sea trade port to discuss the “grain corridor”. Currently, Ukraine is conducting complex negotiations to provide grain supplies from its Black Sea ports after the end of the agreement on such exports from November 1.  The head of the Odesa MRA informed Stefan Thomas about the results of the current harvest of early grain crops in the region.  As a result of the meeting, it was decided to do everything possible to continue the export of crops from Ukraine in the future, as well as resume operation of all the ports in the region.

The municipal enterprise Heat Supply of the City of Odessa completed preparations for the upcoming heating season.  The press service of the mayor’s office reported that heat generators prepared all the distribution nodes and 153 boiler houses, which are on the balance sheet of the enterprise. Since the beginning of the year, 777 damages to heating networks have been discovered by utility workers during preparatory work.  Currently, 97.3% of the damage has been eliminated, and almost 6,000 linear meters of pipes replaced.

The national competition Ukrainian Language – the Language of Unity was held in Odesa for the 23rd year in a row and is constantly expanding its geography and spheres of social life.  It has become a patriotic brand of Odessa.  The Odesa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet became the laureate of the 23rd competition and received an honorary award.  The creative team of the theatre and the general and artistic director, NadiIa Babich, were awarded with special diplomas in the category In Sight of the World for the world premiere of the opera Kateryna.

Award for the world premiere of the opera Kateryna. Photo: from social networks

Kherson oblast

The liberation of Kherson Oblast from the occupiers continues. The “South” Operational Command  reports that explosions were heard in Kherson and the region.  The Defence Forces eliminate the enemy’s ammunition depots, equipment, manpower and logistics routes of the occupier. In the area of ​​Nova Kakhovka, Ukrainian aviation destroyed enemy anti-aircraft missile defence systems.

The Armed Forces liberated 500 square kilometers from the russian invaders.  29 settlements in the region were de-occupied.

In the liberated and near-frontline villages of Kherson oblast, every day, the police receive information from the citizens who have returned to their homes.  The residents report the destruction of houses due to russian shelling and facts that the occupiers lived in their private homes.

A young resident of Khreshchenivka, liberated from the occupiers. Photo: Kherson MRA

The management of the weaving atelier reports that the enterprise was evacuated from the temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka.  The Ukrainian-Swedish enterprise which sells its carpets all over the world, had to move due to the occupation of the city to Kosiv in the Carpathian region.   

Western regions

Volyn oblast

The RMA reported that a Mitsubishi Pajero car was sent from Volyn to the front line. The car was loaded with food, provided by the CF Good Deed.

Zakarpattia oblast

The delegation of the Lutsk City Council took part in the Congress of Cross-Border Cooperation held on October 5-7 in the partner city of Lublin of the Republic of Poland.The key goal of this year’s Congress is Security and Solidarity.

Management of the oblast visited the Alley of Glory of the Central Cemetery in Mukachevo and commemorated the fallen soldiers of the 128th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade and other military units.

Cemetery in Mukachevo. Photo: Facebook page of Head of the Zakarpattia RMA Victor Mykyta

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Head of the RMA, Svitlana Onyshchuk, reported that in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, 90K IDPs  received financial assistance from the state budget in the amount of over UAH 1.4 billion.

Shelters for women and girls who have suffered from violence will be opened in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. The project Shelter for Women and Girls — Victims of War Crimes is implemented by the public organization Eleos-Ukraine with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Ukraine.

Lviv oblast

In Lviv, a report was received about mining of several schools. The Department of Education noted that educational institutions operate according to the protocol. They evacuate students and notify parents. Specialists examine premises of educational institutions and adjacent territories to disclose explosive substances or objects.

The international conference dedicated to cooperation of Polish and Ukrainian businesses in reconstruction of Ukraine was held in Warsaw. Lviv oblast was represented by Director of the Department of International Technical Assistance and International Cooperation of the Lviv RMA, Roman Shepeliak. The state and prospects of Ukraine’s economy and their impact on the global economy were discussed.

The city council held a meeting with Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ib Petersen. They discussed the results of implemented joint projects, prospects for their development, and new opportunities for cooperation.

At the meeting of the executive committee of the Lviv City Council, the Safe Office program was approved. Lviv urban territorial communities will purchase diesel generators, sets of chemical and anti-radiation protection, backup devices for lighting, radio communication, medicines, etc.

Modular protective storage facilities are being installed in the Velykomostiv community. The cost of a modular bunker is over UAH 200K. The funds were allocated from the local budget of the Velykomostiv territorial community. Such modular bunkers are an excellent alternative to provide protective shelters in the shortest possible time to institutions that do not have their own protective facilities.

Modular protective facilities. Photo: Lviv RMA

In the Novoyavoriv community of the Yavoriv district, 32 residential rooms of the dormitory of the higher professional school were renovated. Approximately 80 people who evacuated from the regions of hostilities and found shelter in Lviv oblast will be able to temporarily live here.

Heads of institutions that provided their own trucks and drivers for transportation of humanitarian aid were awarded in the Lviv RMA. Over 1,2K flights were made free of charge to transport humanitarian goods from EU countries and throughout the territory of Ukraine. Over 25K tons of humanitarian aid were delivered.

Classes on psychological support are ongoing at the Western Ukrainian Children’s Medical Center. Specialists of the Center help children overcome consequences of psychological trauma caused by military actions in the country.

The regional office of U-LEAD in Lviv oblast reported that the Kamianka-Buzka community with the support of U-LEAD with Europe experts will develop a program to integrate internally displaced persons.

Rivne oblast

The Northern Environmental Financial Corporation (NEFKO) will be a sponsor of the capital repair of the lyceum in the village of Susk. The full repair of the lyceum was estimated at 300K euros.

The Radyvyliv community reported that charitable aid for IDPs was issued,  namely bed linens, hygiene kits, products, etc. provided by the Volyn Resource Center.

Donor flights to the Blood Service Center in Rivne from the city of Ostrog have been introduced. The second trip is scheduled for October 15.

Ternopil oblast

Support schools of Ternopil oblast will receive 3K dollars each from UNICEF. This should help schools organize a full-fledged educational process, spend the winter comfortably and not interrupt studies due to bad and cold weather. The funds are intended for cosmetic repairs, the purchase of heaters, generators, fuel, textbooks, and installation of a wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) network.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The Starosyniavska Council reported that a humanitarian cargo – 40 small pots, food, hygiene products and cute amulets – was sent from the community to the front. The smallest residents of the community made the amulets themselves.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Chernivtsi Regional Council reported that on the eve of the 81st anniversary of the Chernivtsi ghetto, the memory of prisoners and all those who suffered from the Nazi regime were commemorated. The event took place near the Memorial on Petro Sahaidachnyi Street.

A presentation of a new book took place in Chernivtsi.  To See Paris by Taisia ​​Nakonechna tells about Ukrainians people abroad. The writer decided to sell the collection as part of a charity auction, the proceeds of which will go to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Department of Social Protection of the Population of the Chernivtsi RMA reported that 2 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered to the Karapchiv boarding school. The aid includes food and hygiene products. They were handed over to the institution by the Vranca branch of the Romanian Red Cross. 

International support

Finland approved the ninth package of military aid to Ukraine. For the sake of security, the content of the assistance is not disclosed, but it is noted that it “takes into account the needs of Ukraine and available resources of the Defense Forces.”

Minister of Defense of Spain, Margarita Robles, stated that Spain sent a new batch of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, designed to ensure priority logistical and medical needs of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Eight light off-road armored vehicles, two ambulances and five tons of medical supplies left the city of Alcala de Henares.

Humanitarian cargo. Photo: from social networks

President of France Macron confirmed that Europe will send more military equipment, including French Caesar howitzers, to Ukraine.

The Japanese government expanded sanctions against russia. This time, 81 russians and 9 organizations were restricted. Their assets will be frozen.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with IAEA Director General Raphael Grossi. They discussed safety issues at the Zaporizhzhia NPP.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway announced that Norway will strengthen control of russian fishing vessels. Now they will be able to enter only three Norwegian ports, where they will be checked. Norway will monitor russia’s activity in its waters and ports, so as not to become a transit for the illegal import of goods to the russian federation.

Head of the European Parliament, Robert Metsol, announced that the EU should supply Western-style tanks to Ukraine and speed up the country’s accession to the EU.

Ukraine plans to open an embassy in Ghana to expand its presence in Africa.

In Latvia, pensioners with the rf citizenship will be required to take an exam in the Latvian language.

The American writer Stephen King, who has been very supportive of Ukraine since the war began, wrote on Twitter: “World to russia: Get the hell out of Ukraine. This is not your country.”

Stephen King’s Twitter. Photo: from social network

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

Translated by Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Ioanna Kryvenko, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Yevheniia Sukhonos, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya 



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