War in Ukraine: latest news October 06, 2022 (photo)

It has been the 225th 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 is regrouping its units in certain directions.

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, traditions and customs of war. 

The territory of Ukraine is exposed to the threat of missile and rocket strikes. The occupiers launched 6 missiles and 7 air strikes, fired 23 times from multi rocket launch systems. 

The civilians and facilities were affected by the enemy strikes in over 25 settlements, namely Zaporizhzhia, Shepetivka, Siversk, Bilohorivka, Olhivske and Hoptivka. 

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the situation didn’t significantly change. 

The enemy has been firing towards: 

Siversk from barrel artillery in the area of Senkivka, Yasna Poliana and Bleshnia, Chernihiv oblast and Seredyna Buda, Kyianytsia and Fotovyzh, Sumy oblast; 

Sloboda from tanks, mortars and artillery in the areas of Udy, Strilecha, Neskuchne, Hatysche and Vilkhuvatka;

Kramatorsk from mortars, barrel and reactive artillery in the areas of Spirne, Bilohorivka, Siversk and Verkhniokamisk; 

Bakhmut from various types of artillery in the areas of Soledar, Bakhmut, Yakovlivka, Kurdiumivka, New York and Zaitseve; 

Avdiivka from tanks, barrel and reactive artillery in the areas of Avdiivka, Kamianka, Krasnohorivka, Pervomaiske, Paraskoviivka, Pisky and Novomykhailivka.

Towards Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia, the enemy didn’t launch the offensive actions. The infrastructure of over 20 settlements, notably Novoukrainka, Vremivka, Poltavka and Novopolia, was damaged by the enemy strikes. 

Towards South Buh, over 30 settlements, namely Pravdyve, Myrne, Kyselivka, Lonzartsi and Velyke Artakove, were attacked.  

The Armed Forces repelled the enemy’s attacks in the area of Soledar, Bakhmutske, Yakovlivka, Odradivka, Zaitseve, Bakhmut, Krasnohorivka, Pobieda, Vodiane and Liubomyrivka. 

According to the available information, the partial mobilization, announced by the russian military and political leadership, is literally ‘absorbing’ small settlements in far russian regions. Men of drafting age are forcibly taken to the recruiting offices. Meanwhile, the mobilization plan has not been implemented even by half in Moscow, which is 0.2% of the population in districts.

Russian occupiers keep using the scorched earth tactics in Ukraine. Hence when withdrawing, the occupiers blew up the dam which caused flooding of the settlement of Raihorodok. In Kadiivka, archives and copies of documents containing the occupation timeline and details are being destroyed. In Svatove, key infrastructure facilities, buildings and territories have been mined.

The air defence forces of Ukraine launched 11 strikes by destroying one enemy’s command point, 5 locations of their weapons and equipment buildup, 5 anti missile and anti aircraft systems. Ukrainian units of air defence forces shot down 5 UAVs, one Shahed-136 and one Mohajer-6 were among them.

Ukrainian air defence forces and artillery hit 19 areas of buildup of manpower, weapons and equipment, 2 ammunition depots and 6 artillery systems. 

Natalia Humaniuk, head of the joint coordination press centre of the Defense Forces of the South of Ukraine, reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated over 400 square kilometres of Kherson oblast. However, the situation is still complex and developing rapidly. Ukrainian forces are advancing the attack in several directions by penetrating into the front line up to 20 km.

Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 60% out of 86 Shahed-136 kamikaze drones. 24 Shahed drones were shot down over the last week. He also added that the enemy used 46 UAVs of this type to attack military targets, civilian infrastructure and positions of Ukrainian defenders. 

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russian troops continue shelling liberated Kupiansk. The invaders targeted a dozen settlements towards Sloboda, notably Hluboke, Krasne, Milove, Neskuchne, Ohirtseve, Strilecha, Udy and Veterynarne.

According to the head of the Kraken special unit, Konstiantyn Nemichev, Ukrainian troops liberated Hlushkivka village, Kupiansk district.

The Main Directorate of Intelligence confirmed liberation of Borova.

Liberated Borova. Photo: from social media

Kharkiv police found the bodies of 534 civilians in the liberated territories. The number is reported with 447 bodies from the mass grave in Izium.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, said that after the de-occupation, Kharkiv will increase its defence capabilities. The Government of Ukraine has allocated 300 million hryvnias for the construction of additional fortifications.

Mobile inclusive resource centre. Photo: telegram channel of Kyrylo Tymoshenko/Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that overnight, the invaders launched several strikes against industrial facilities in Osnova district. The enemy used Iranian kamikaze drones Shahed. As a result of the shelling, a fire broke out in an area of 500 sq.m. Buildings were damaged. Non-residential premises were partially destroyed. The police specified that russians launched four drones at the city. There were no casualties.

The invaders shelled Kupiansk and Vovchansk districts, as well as settlements in Bohodukhiv and Kharkiv districts: Krasne, Strilecha, Udy, Veterynarne, etc.

According to the Regional Centre for Emergency Medical Care, 3 men were hospitalized as a result of the shelling in Kupiansk district.

Based on the information provided by Chief of the Investigation Police Department, Serhii Bolvinov, the police are verifying whom the dentures found in the Pisky-Radkivski village belonged to. The container was sent for examination.

Deputy Mayor of Izium, Volodymyr Matsokin, reported that a Samaritan’s Purse hospital was opened in the liberated city where foreign specialists will render medical care to the patients for free.

Donetsk oblast

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that yesterday, russians killed 4 civilians, 3 in Toretsk and 1 in Zarichne. 10 civilians killed by the enemy during the occupation were found in recently liberated cities, 5 – in Lyman and 5 – in Sviatohirsk. Another 3 people were injured.

Last night, russians were shelling along the frontline from Kurakhove to Siversk community.

There is one injured in Donetsk direction, in Kostiantynivka, Marinka community. In Kurakhove community, russians shelled Hostre, 1 private house was destroyed and 2 apartment buildings damaged. At night, there were isolated hits on Avdiivka. In the morning, the old part of the city was shelled from tanks. In the morning, the invaders shelled Kamianka, Ocheretyne community.

In Horlivka direction, Soledar, Svitlodarsk and Toretsk communities were under attack. There were no casualties. At least 6 private and 1 two-storey buildings in Kuriudmivka and 2 buildings in Paraskoviivka were damaged.

In Lysychansk direction, there were several attacks on Siversk. There were no casualties.

In addition, in the morning russians shelled Dyliivka, Kostiantynivka community. There were no casualties, but buildings were damaged.

Over $26 billion is the minimum amount of damage caused by russia to Donetsk oblast. The Ukrainian government estimated the damage together with a group of the World Bank and the European Commission as of June 1. It is impossible to calculate the amount of destruction in the temporarily occupied cities.

Destruction in Donetsk oblast. Photo: telegram channel of the head of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Deputy Head of Lyman City Military Administration, Yurii Afonin, said that a mass grave was found in the liberated city. There may be bodies of military and civilians.

Luhansk oblast

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that six settlements liberated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine are located towards Lyman. Ukrainian troops liberated Hrekivka village, Kreminna district. He added that heavy hostilities continue to rage. All invaders, who retreated from Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts, gathered in Luhansk oblast and are actively mining roads and buildings. In Svatove, russians evacuate administrative institutions and take equipment from hospitals.

The aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched more than fifteen strikes against the enemy. Twelve areas of buildup of weapons and military equipment, as well as four enemy anti-aircraft missile systems were hit. In addition, nine enemy UAVs were shot down.

Rocket and artillery troops hit two control posts, fourteen areas of buildup of manpower, weapons and military equipment, an ammunition depot and eight other important enemy objects.

Russian attacks were repelled near Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Krasnohorivka, Maiorsk, Novomykhailivka, Odradivka, Soledar and Vyimka settlements.

The enemy shelled the following settlements:

  • in Bakhmut direction: Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Ivanhrad, Maiorsk, Niu-York, Odradivka, Opytne, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Yakovlivka and Yurivka;
  • in Kramatorsk direction: Bilohorivka, Ivanivka, Kamianka, Kivsharivka, Novoliubivka, Serebrianka, Spirne, Terny, Torske and Verkhnokamianske.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

Oleksiy Kuleba, the head of Kyiv RMA, announced that all necessary safety measures have been implemented. The fire, which broke out following 6 kamikaze drone strikes in Bila Tserkva, was extinguished. 3 infrastructure buildings were damaged. The victim’s life is not in danger.

According to the information of the State Emergency Service, 57 rescuers and 15 units of fire-rescue equipment were involved at the scene.

Liquidation of the consequences of the russian kamikaze drone attack in Bila Tserkva. Photo: SES

The head of the US Agency for International Development USAID, Samantha Power, came to Kyiv on a working visit. She expressed support for Ukraine in its fight against russian military aggression.

The mayor of the city, Vitaliy Klitschko, announced that the US government is helping to restore heating networks in Kyiv damaged by russian shelling. As part of the USAID Energy Security Project, Kyivteploenergo received pipes and pipe fittings worth $1.3 million, which will allow to replace 11 kilometers of damaged heating networks.

In Novy Petrivtsy, Dymer and Ivankiv, the head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, Serhiy Kruk, met with the fighters and recognized the best ones. Rescuers of the Chornobyl zone, who were in captivity for more than forty days, performing their professional duties at the occupation period in the region, were also awarded.

The Kyiv RMA reported that more than 100 damaged multi-story buildings have already been restored in the Bucha district. Repair work is still underway in more than 100 houses of the district.

KCSA reported that main works in Kyiv to start the heating season have been completed. In addition to main works, reserve fuel, reserve power sources and the required number of mobile boiler rooms were purchased as a reserve source of heat supply. The number of emergency and rescue teams for prompt response to emergency situations has been increased by 10%.

Architectural Bureau Balbek Bureau presented the project of the memorial historical and architectural complex around the destroyed bridge in Irpin – “Open Fracture”. The architects suggest preserving the damaged bridge and creating memorial plaques near where everyone can commemorate the heroes and victims of the war. Next to the destroyed bridge, they plan to build a pedestrian bridge and equip three observation decks.

The memorial project around the destroyed bridge in Irpin. Photo: Balbek Bureau

In Kyiv, a batch of “Symbol of Invincibility” bracelets was presented on the territory of the Memorial Complex “National Museum of the History of Ukraine of the Second World War”. They were created from the last pre-war batch of metal from Azovstal as part of the UNITED 24 initiative project. The bracelets will be available to anyone who wants to buy them. All the profit from the sale will be used to purchase the “Army of Drones”.

Zhytomyr oblast

The head of the Zhytomyr military administration, Vitaliy Bunechko announced that defense capabilities are being strengthened on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border in Zhytomyr oblast. The fortification line from the border deep into the oblast was inspected by representatives of the National Security and Defense Council, the command of the Armed Forces, and border guards.

The city’s civilian protection department reported that during the full-scale war, more than 200 shelters were set up in Zhytomyr. Before the start of hostilities, there were more than 600 simple shelters and protective structures, currently there are more than eight hundred of them. Most shelters in residential buildings, enterprises and institutions of the city are already equipped, inspected and have appropriate conditions.

Zhytomyr rendered aid to two de-occupied cities of Kharkiv oblast, Korosten district, as well as to communities of Kherson oblast. As reported in the city council, Kupiansk and Shevchenkove received medicines, food, baby food, hygiene products and thermal clothing. They also handed over 10 generators. After liberation from the occupiers, this is the only source of energy.

Young people and children with disabilities work with dough and create pastries with smiles, hugs and positive emotions in the Zhytomyr social workshop. Finished products will be given to wounded soldiers who are currently being treated in hospitals.

Sumy oblast

The SBGS reported that the enemy shelled the territories of Esman and Seredina-Buda communities with mortars and artillery. Private farms and houses of local residents were damaged.

The enemy continues shelling the border areas of Sumy oblast. As reported in the Sumy RMA, private houses of civilians, garages, farm buildings, and the power grid were damaged. Poultry was killed by debris due to the shelling of Yunakivka community.

Consequences of russian shelling. Photo: SBGS

The head of Sumy RMA, Dmytro Zhivytskyi claimed that on the territory of the regions of russia bordering Sumy oblast, at a distance of about 120 km from the border of Ukraine, russian recruits are deployed in training centers. According to him, at the moment, there are no strike groups or additional gathering of enemy troops near the borders of Sumy oblast.

The Sumy regional prosecutor’s office reported that a man was sentenced to 4 years in prison for keeping hand grenades at home, found at the location of the russian military. Law enforcement officers repeatedly called on citizens to hand over the found weapons and ammunition, but this civilian failed to do so. When passing the verdict, the court took into account his criminal past.

Sumy artists presented their works created during the war in the regional art museum. These are canvases and sculptures reflecting emotions of the artists to the events taking place in the country and in their hometown.

Painting by Pyotr Kishenyuk “Open Sky”, Sumy Art Museum. Photo: from social networks

Chernihiv oblast

The SBGS reported that the enemy’s unmanned aerial vehicles dropped 4 explosive devices on the territory of Semenivka community. Novhorod-Siverskyi community was shelled by russian troops from barrel artillery from the area of ​​the settlement of Sluchevsk. 15 hits were recorded.

Civilians were prohibited from using aircraft in the region’s airspace in Chernihiv oblast. This decision was made at a meeting of the Regional Defense Council.

JSC “Oblteplokomunenergo” reported that preparation for the heating season in Chernihiv has completed. 49 central and 7 individual heating stations, as well as 36 boiler rooms, damaged during occupation, are ready for the heating season. With the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the lost specialized equipment and the destroyed boiler room were restored.

Chernihiv RMA reported that residents of Snovsk, Novhorod-Siverskyi, Semenivka, and Horodnya territorial communities will be able to get firewood for heating for free. Currently, the mechanism of fuelwood distribution is being discussed. The priority will be given to socially vulnerable categories of the population.

Representatives of UN-Habitat are studying opportunities to help Chernihiv to recover. To this end, they met with the mayor of Chernihiv, and visited damaged facilities of critical infrastructure.

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

At night, three communities were hit with heavy artillery and MLRS.

In Nikopol, an enterprise, seven private houses, a gas pipeline, and a power line were mutilated.

Mykola Lukashuk, head of the regional council, announced that russians shelled Marhanets and Myrivka communities. In the latter, three private houses and farm buildings were damaged. 

Consequences of enemy shelling in Dnipropetrovsk region. Photo: Dnipropetrovsk State Administration

Vinnytsia oblast

A team of volunteers from the “Vinnytsia with You” Charitable Foundation together with the participants of the Interregional Coordination Humanitarian Headquarters “Podilska hromada” Vinnytsia community foundation and the CF “Enerhiia Vidrodjennia” delivered humanitarian aid to the liberated Balaklia and other villages.

Kirovohrad oblast

Evacuation trains from Donetsk oblast arrived at Kirovohrad oblast. Zlynska community welcomed 66 internally displaced persons (IDPs). During 2 months of mandatory evacuation, the communities of the region have sheltered almost 3.5K residents of Donetsk region, 810 of them are children. Almost 170K IDPs have passed through Kirovohrad oblast. 92K have settled there since the beginning of the full-scale war.  

Poltava oblast

In Poltava oblast, during the meeting of the city executive committee, UAH 35 million was allocated for the support of the Armed Forces and Territorial defense. This was announced by the first deputy mayor Valerii Parkhomenko. Part of the funds will be given to the military. Another part will be used to buy winter uniforms for the military. The set will include 10 different items, including thermal underwear, socks, gloves. 

Cherkasy oblast 

Actors of Cherkasy Taras Shevchenko Academic Music and Drama Theater collected 45 350 hryvnias during the “Bridges” theater program. This was reported by the press service of the theater. These funds will be transferred to buy a drone for scouts of the 72nd Brigade. In addition, an auction was held as part of the event, at which an author’s T-shirt was purchased for 1100 hryvnias.

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

At 5 a.m., the russian military attacked the city of Zaporizhzhia with S-300 missiles. Several private and multi-apartment buildings were attacked. People appeared under the rubble. At this time, rescue and search operations are ongoing.

According to preliminary information, more than 40 buildings were damaged as a result of enemy shelling. The entire entrances were destroyed in two houses. The roof, windows and water pipe were badly damaged in one of the houses. 

According to Acting Deputy city mayor Anatolii Kurtiev as of 4:00 p.m., rescuers pulled 21 people from under the rubble.

3 people were killed. 12 citizens, including one child, were hospitalized in the city’s medical facilities.

Consequences of the enemy shelling of Zaporozhzhia. Photo: National Police

Yesterday, law enforcement officers documented 27 reports of the destruction of residential and civilian  infrastructure objects. russian terrorists launched four strikes from “Iskander” missile systems in different areas of Zaporizhzhia. Industrial buildings, office premises, and the territory of the children’s boarding school were damaged.

Residents of Iurkivka and Tavriiske, Zaporizhzhia district, reported destroyed residential houses and farm buildings.

Towards Polohy, Orikhiv, Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, and Novomykolaivka were attacked by the enemy. The policemen recorded mutilated private houses,l. Some of them were completely destroyed by direct hits. Two residents were killed, one more was hospitalized in Hyliaipole. A man and a woman received shrapnel wounds during shelling of the villages Huliaipilske and Zaliznychne.

Vasylivka district once again was under attack. The russian military carried out artillery shelling of Stepnohirsk. Houses in apartment buildings and in the private sector were damaged.

Mykolaiv oblast

In the morning, the enemy launched a rocket attack on populated areas of Kherson and Mykolaiv oblast along the contact line using the S-300 missiles. There were no human losses.

In the morning, the air defense forces brought down two russian operational-tactical drones approaching from the sea to Ochakiv.

At noon, two enemy kamikaze drones “Shahed-136” and an attack drone-reconnaissance “Mohajer-6” were launched from the sea at Mykolaiv oblast. All three targets were destroyed by air defense forces.

Last night, russian troops once again struck Bereznehuvate community. Information about damage and victims is being clarified.

Pervomaisk, Bereznehuvate and Shyroke communities were under enemy fire. Residential buildings, farm buildings and infrastructure were damaged.

Vitaliy Kim, the head of the Mykolaiv RMA, reported that Mykolaiv RMA has created a Telegram channel that should help in the fight against Iranian drones. 

Residents of Mykolaiv oblast, who are in the zone of active hostilities, will receive firewood for free. Lists for receiving firewood are still being created. In addition, 2K cast iron stoves for low-income families will be produced at regional budget expense.

The russian military took nine new service trucks of “Ukrposhta” out of occupied Snihurivka. Two more mail cars were destroyed during hostilities. The russian military kidnapped several post office employees while delivering pension checks to the occupied territory. Some workers were injured as a result of shelling.

As of October 6, farmers of Mykolaiv oblast are harvesting late crops, namely sunflower, soybean, sorghum, buckwheat and corn for grain. Early grain and leguminous crops were harvested on an area of almost 584K hectares. The gross collection amounted to 1 652.1 thousand tons. The average yield is 28.3 centers per hectare.

Ten-year-old Daria Vorona from Pervomaisk cut her hair to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The length of the cut hair is 50 centimeters, the girl’s contribution is five thousand hryvnias. 

Odesa oblast

The armed forces of Ukraine shot down more than half of the kamikaze drones launched in the south of Ukraine. 49 out of 73 Iranian drones were destroyed. This was reported by the press center of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine. The drones are currently being shot using anti-aircraft defense and small arms. Drones are launched from temporarily occupied territories of Crimea, Kherson oblast, part of Mykolaiv oblast.

During the night, the enemy attacked Odesa and Mykolaiv oblasts with kamikaze drones several times. According to confirmed data, Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed 9 enemy drones.

The enemy fleet in the Black Sea continues to hide near the coast of Crimea. 10 enemy ships and boats are maneuvering there. There are 5 Kalibr-type cruise missile carriers, 2 of them are underwater, in readiness for the use of missile weapons. 32 enemy “Caliber” are threatening to strike from the sea over the entire territory of Ukraine.

Eight ships with more than 137K tons of agricultural products left the ports of Odesa oblast through the “grain corridor”. The ships left for the countries of Asia and Europe.

“Okean Elzy” frontman Sviatoslav Vakarchuk visited the military from Odesa 28th separate mechanized brigade named after the Knights of the First Winter Campaign. It was not the first time the musician supported the soldiers of the brigade with an impromptu concert.

Sviatoslav Vakarchuk. Photo: 28th separate mechanized brigade named after the Knights of the First Winter Campaign.

Kherson oblast

The situation in the South Buh direction remains complex. It is dynamically developing and controlled by the Defense Forces. Ukrainian defenders continue active military operations to liberate the occupied territories. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated more than 400 square kilometers of Kherson oblast from the russian military.

The enemy is regrouping troops, trying to restrain the offensive actions of the Defense Forces. Attempts to restore active traffic across the Dnipro River continue.

Ukrainian aviation launched 4 air strikes against the enemy, and air defense units destroyed 2 Orlan-10 reconnaissance drones near Bruskynske. Rocket and artillery units performed more than 350 fire missions. Estimated losses of the enemy are 58 soldiers, 9 tanks, 17 units of armored vehicles, 4 large-caliber howitzers “Msta-S” and “Msta-B”, another self-propelled howitzer “Akatia”, a mortar, a command and staff vehicle, a “Grad” MLRS, an anti-tank missile complex, as well as 2 ammunition warehouses in Bashtanka and Beryslav districts.

Together with the withdrawal of russian troops from the temporarily occupied territories of Kherson oblast, their henchmen are also leaving. According to the General Staff, representatives of Crimean private security companies, who worked for the occupation authorities, plan to evacuate back to the peninsula.

The enemy continues to attack peaceful settlements of Beryslav district using artillery and rocket launchers, trying to destroy infrastructure facilities. Residential quarters came under massive shelling by the russian army. Shells hit private houses, garages, and power lines. Houses have damaged roofs, broken windows and doors. There were killed and wounded civilians.

Every day, the police receive information from citizens of the de-occupied and front-line villages, returning to their homes, about damage or destruction due to russian shelling. There is evidence indicating russian soldiers lived in the houses, stole and damaged property during the absence of the owners.

Broken russian military equipment. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast.

Policemen of the explosives department demined 10 hectares of territory in Kherson oblast in a day. Kilometer by kilometer, nine policemen in three groups comb the territory with the help of special equipment, identify and classify unexploded ammunition of various types and calibers. Forests, fields, riverbanks, bridges, roads, buildings and the entire area where our soldiers drove out the invaders are being checked. In just one day, explosives experts conducted 10 inspections of the event sites and cleared 10 hectares of territory. During several hours of demining work, specialists removed 88 units of explosive objects.

The occupying authorities of Kherson oblast announced the compulsory children’s medical examination, because they had not previously received proper medical care. Kherson Regional Council says that the occupying power pays special heed to Ukrainian children. In summer, they tried to make more children leave Kherson oblast to Adygea and other regions of the russian federation. They also practiced this in the east of Ukraine.

Western regions

Volyn oblast

A delegation of the European Union in Ukraine visited Lutsk on a working visit. The key goal was to analyze the humanitarian needs of IDPs in the Lutsk city-territorial community.

The RMA reported that municipal facilities in Volyn are almost 100% ready for the start of the new heating season.

Six tons of products were sent from Volyn to Kharkiv oblast. The humanitarian cargo was collected and delivered thanks to the joint work of Volyn rescuers, representatives of authorities, businesses and caring citizens.

Employees of the Lutskteplo enterprise purchased 2 SUVs for the needs of the Armed Forces, Kia Sportage and NISSAN X-TRAIL. Funds were collected at the expense of monthly contributions of the company’s staff within the framework of the charity initiative One day’s earnings for the army.

In Volodymyr, at the Fedorivskyi cemetery the Alley of Glory will be decorated to honor the memory of the soldiers fallen in the russian-Ukrainian war.

The State Archive of Volyn oblast digitized and published 52 criminal cases against citizens repressed by the soviet authorities. The documents were placed on the website of the archive in the section Electronic archive.

Zakarpattia oblast

Head of the Zakarpattia RMA Viktor Mykyta held a meeting with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Romania to Ukraine Aleksandra Viktor Mikula. They discussed cross-border cooperation between Ukraine and Romania, including infrastructure development, support for forced migrants, armed forces, etc.

The families of the fallen defenders of Ukraine from Zakarpattia will be paid UAH 100K each, which is one-time financial assistance to the families of deceased residents of Zakarpattia oblast involved in military operations during the introduction of martial law in Ukraine.

Bishop of Uzhhorod and Zakarpattia of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, chaplain of the 128th separate mountain-assault brigade Varsonofy (Volodymyr Rudnik) met with fighters of the 128th separate mountain-assault Zakarpattia brigade. Varsonofius handed over the flag consecrated in the Jordan River to the soldiers.

The flag was consecrated in the Jordan River. Photo: from social networks

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

In the RMA, a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Ukraine Ilgvars Klyava was held. They discussed the urgent needs of IDPs.

In the RMA, a working meeting on pension provision of Carpathians and IDPs was held. They discussed reforming the system of benefits and subsidies.

RMA representatives visited the Verkhovyna district on a working trip and met with representatives of local authorities. They discussed accommodation of IDPs.    1 230 migrants, including 449 children and 10 orphans, have settled in the region.

Lviv oblast

In the RMA, a meeting with the Head of the regional office of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Lviv, Anton-Josef Hagen, was held. They discussed strategic needs in planning priorities for further joint work.

RMA held a meeting with representatives of the Advisory Mission of the European Union on reforming the civil security sector of Ukraine. The situation in the border areas of Lviv oblast was discussed.

The City Council arranged a meeting with the Chief Coordinator of ASAM (Association of Solidarity of Asylum Seekers and Migrants) in Turkey Ibrahim Vurgun Kavlak. They discussed assistance and humanitarian needs of the city, housing for displaced persons, as well as opening of an ASAM representative office in Lviv for the organization’s operation at the local, regional and all-Ukrainian level.

The “West” Air Command received a special vehicle for moving heavy military equipment. Such special equipment allows transporting combat equipment with the weight of up to 50 tons. The cost of the car together with the trawl is UAH 2.5 million. The special equipment was transferred within the framework of the joint project of Lviv IT-Cluster and the Lviv RMA SKY.

RMA representatives visited the regional shelter for children under the Children’s Service of the Lviv RMA. Since the war began, 225 children have found temporary shelter there. Now there are 54 children, 39 of them from other oblasts of Ukraine.

Children’s shelter. Photo: Lviv RMA

Lviv schools received boxes with sets for sports classes. They were handed over by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF Ukraine), which, together with the Lviv Center Zherelo, helps children among IDPs with disabilities and special educational needs. Schools received boxes as part of the Together program.

In Lviv, on October 9 a charity book fair will be held. Anyone will be able to make a donation to the Ukrainian army and receive any book presented at the fair as a gift. All collected funds will be transferred to the needs of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.

The Chervonohrad district joined the campaign To brave and invincible defenders. Almost all communities of the Chervonohrad district signed state flags with words of support and wishes for the soldiers. Its purpose is to strengthen the patriotic spirit of society, as well as to thank the defenders who continue to fight for the territorial integrity of Ukraine for their courage and heroism.

Children also joined the action. Photo: Lviv RMA

Polish travel agency resumes tourist trips to Lviv. The first trip from Tomashiv Lubelskyi to Lviv will take place on October 15.

Rivne oblast

Head of the Rivne RMA Vitaly Koval met with Mayor of the city of Lublin, Krzysztof Zhuk. They agreed that Lublin City Hall will become a connecting link between Ukraine and Polish business.

Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko paid a working visit to Rivne oblast. Minister learned about the Zarichnen multidisciplinary hospital.

Head of the Rivne RMA, Vitaliy Koval, announced that humanitarian cargo was sent from Rivne oblast to Kharkiv oblast, notably 50 window blocks, 70 mattresses, 11.5 tons of medical shrouds and 57.4K food kits.

Head of the Rivne RMA, Vitaliy Koval, reported that Rivne oblast received 3 cars that will transport medics. Two of them will go to the northern regions of the oblast, and the third will be transferred to the children’s regional hospital.

Ternopil oblast

The RMA reported that Ternopil Oblast is 100% ready for the heating season.

The Department of Housing and Communal Economy and Energy Saving of Ternopil oblast reported that private organizations can apply for payments for housing IDPs.

The humanitarian hub of the Severodonetsk City Military-Civil Administration has started operating in Ternopil. Here IDPs from Luhansk oblast can receive assistance.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Head of the Khmelnytskyi RMA, Serhii Gamalii, announced that during an air alert the russian army fired missiles at Shepetivskyi district. One rocket fell near an infrastructure facility. There are no destructions or fires. Another one fell in the wasteland. The surrounding houses were damaged.

In Khmelnytskyi, high school students from Defense of Ukraine have started training in field conditions. During October-November, almost 1 500 students will master shooting skills.

Shooting in range and field conditions. Photo: Telegram channel of Mayor of Khmelnytskyi Oleksandr Simchyshyn

Chernivtsi oblast

Novoselytsia City Council reported that rescuers of Novoselichchyna received equipment for extinguishing fires in ecosystems. The aid, within the framework of the Fire Fighters project, was provided by the International Solidarity Fund (the Republic of Poland) with BGK (Regional Economy Bank) and financed by the EU.

In the Kadubovetsk Territorial Community, the campaign Warrior Warming was held. Within its framework, over UAH 71K were collected to purchase thermal underwear and socks.

The Chernivtsi regional organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine reported that household appliances, washing machines and microwave ovens, were handed over to the IDPs’ compact living quarters.

Construction materials (two wagons of bricks) were transferred from Bukovyna to Kharkiv oblast. Assistance was provided by Granit LLC and the Dobryniv brick factory.

 International support

Germany transferred 5 Bergepanzer 2 armored repair and evacuation vehicles to Ukraine.

The US announced financial assistance in the amount of 55 million dollars for Ukraine to prepare for winter. This financial assistance will ensure the repair and maintenance of pipes and equipment that supply gas to enterprises, hospitals and schools throughout Ukraine.

Government of the Czech Republic approved a new batch of military aid to Ukraine which will have heavy equipment, short-barreled and long-barreled weapons, as well as ammunition. The exact names of the weapons are not disclosed for security reasons.

Minister of Defense of Italy, Lorenzo Guerini, stated that the Ministry of Defense of Italy is preparing the fifth package of military aid to Ukraine.

Administrator of the UA Agency for International Development Samantha Power arrived in Kyiv.

Ukraine and North Macedonia signed an updated annex to the free trade agreement. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal emphasized that this agreement is an advantage for Ukrainian industry. As it will contribute to reduction of prices for Macedonian goods.

Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Liashko met with Dr. Keith Miyamoto, owner of Miyamoto International. The company specializes in restoration of hospitals and other infrastructural facilities affected by the war. In the near future, the company plans to launch projects in Ukraine.

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrii Yermak held a meeting on opposing the russian military aggression with representatives of the diplomatic corps of the Scandinavian countries (Finland, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Denmark, Sweden and Denmark). 

The summit of the European political community with the participation of Ukraine will start in Prague. It will be attended by the leaders of 27 EU member states, candidate countries for joining the EU, including Ukraine. The summit will discuss how to strengthen support for Ukraine and further joint steps to curb the rapid rise in energy prices.

The French citizen will pay €150 per month for hosting refugees from Ukraine. From 5K to 12K families will be able to receive money under the program. The French citizen  will receive payments for refugees from Ukraine who have lived for at least 90 days between April 1 and December 31, 2022.

Ukrainian products appeared in the largest supermarkets in the US thanks to the Ucare initiative, launched by Ukrainian enterprises together with the international Food Tech Shelf project.

Ukrainian products in the US. Photo: from social networks

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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