War in Ukraine today: latest news, 21 May, 2024 (photo)

It has been the 818 th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

What happened in Ukraine today:

Here is operational information of the General Staff as of 6pm:   

The enemy continues active operations in most sectors, trying to break through the defences of Ukrainian troops. There were 86 combat engagements today. Most of them happened in the defence lines of our units in Pokrovsk, Kharkiv, Siversk and Kramatorsk sectors. The Defence Forces of Ukraine are holding back the enemy attack and are resolutely repelling it.

Towards Kharkiv, there have been 12 combat engagements since the beginning of the day. Fighting continues near Vovchansk and Starytsia. Also russian aviation dropped guided aerial bombs on Vovchansk, Lyptsi and three at once on Bilyi Kolodiaz.

The situation remains under control of Ukrainian troops, our soldiers are inflicting heavy fire on the enemy.

The total enemy losses in this area have now reached 71 people and 14 pieces of weapons and military equipment. Among other things, a russian BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher was damaged.

Towards Kupiansk, russian invaders attacked our defensive lines nine times. Fighting continues near Synkivka and Ivanivka.

Towards Siversk, fighting continues in Bilohorivka.

Towards Kramatorsk, the number of combat engagements increased to ten over the day. Ukrainian troops continue to repel an enemy attack near Klishchiivka. The enemy is not successful.

Towards Pokrovsk fighting continues near Kalynove, Novooleksandrivka, Sokil, Umanske and Prohres. In total, the enemy has tried to improve the tactical situation 33 times. Ukrainian defenders are responding fiercely to russian invaders.

So far, the enemy has lost a total of 47 invaders and 14 pieces of weapons and military equipment. Specifically, a Kub and an MT-LB were destroyed, and one tank and one TOS-1 heavy flamethrower system damaged.

The sixth attempt of the invaders to advance towards the village of Staromayorske was repelled by our defenders in the Vremivsk sector.

Towards Prydniprovskyi, russian terrorists launched airstrikes near Novoberyslav and Vesele, dropping three UAVs on each of them.

The situation in other sectors did not change significantly.

Since the beginning of the day, the Air Force aviation, army aviation, missile and artillery units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine have hit a total of 16 areas of concentration of russian personnel, two radar stations and one enemy artillery system.

Ukrainian soldiers are keeping the enemy under strict fire control. The command is taking the necessary measures to allocate firepower.

Olena Vysotska, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Justice, reported that more than 3000 convicts have already applied for parole to serve in the armed forces under contract. Not all convicts are allowed by law to be mobilised: some may be refused by military medical commissions because they have socially dangerous diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis). The law contains warnings for those who decide to be released from prison but refuse to serve. They will face an additional 5-10 years in prison.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, 52,673 people have been missing since 24 February 2022 and are wanted since the start of the full-scale invasion, about 37,000 of them under special circumstances. During the same period, 3,676 cases of children’s disappearance were recorded.

According to updated information of the General Staff, on the night of 19 May, the Defence Forces of Ukraine hit a russian Tsyklon missile ship of Project 22800 in Sevastopol.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the report of the General Staff as of 2pm, russians attacked twice near Lyptsi towards Kharkiv and there were 6 combat engagements towards Kupiansk. The Armed Forces of Ukraine prevented the invaders from assaulting Ivanivka and Berestove. The battle continues near Synkivka. The enemy launched airstrikes near Novoplatonivka, Serhiivka and Makiivka.

Viktor Kovalenko, Head of Zolochiv VIllage Military Administration, reported about 4 russian guided aerial bombs at around 1:30pm. According to him, a kindergarten and a local market were destroyed, a school, shops, a restaurant, five two-storey apartment buildings and private houses damaged. 

Aftermath of airstrikes on Zolochiv in Kharkiv oblast. Photo: Viktor Kovalenko/Head of the Village Military Administration

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the RMA, said that at 2:15am, russians attacked Kharkiv. As a result of the night UAV shelling of four locations in the city, 25 trucks, buses and 3 cars were damaged, windows in a three-storey office building of a utility company broken. 4 private houses were damaged. As a result of the rocket attack on the transport company, 2 people were injured. 7 of the victims have an acute stress reaction.

72-year-old Tetiana Kuznietsova is drying photos of her family on a chair in the yard this morning as her house in Kharkiv was flooded when rescuers tried to extinguish it last night. Photo from social media

In the morning, 52-year-old Oleksandr Volobuiev from Lyptsi died in hospital as he was injured in the shelling on 17 May. The community said Volobuiev worked as a driver for the village council and helped evacuate people.

Yesterday at 7:45pm, russians attacked Ivashky village in Bohodukhiv region. The shelling destroyed a house and damaged 5 other houses and outbuildings.

 At 4pm, a civilian man was injured in Kamianka village, Izium region, as a result of an explosive device. He was hospitalised.

Towards Kharkiv, the number of combat engagements almost dropped by half compared to the previous day. The enemy made five attempts to break through the defences of our troops near Starytsia, Lyptsi and Vovchansk. Fighting is still ongoing in three locations.

The situation is under control. The Armed Forces of Ukraine launched a series of assault operations in certain areas and measures are ongoing to strengthen the resilience of the defence.

Towards Kupiansk, the number of enemy attempts to advance has increased to 13. Fighting continues near Synkivka and Stelmakhivka villages. No positions or territories were lost in the fighting.

A total of 10776 people were evacuated from Chuhuiv, Kharkiv and Bohodukhiv regions.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Oleh Syniehubov/Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

Pavlo Popadynets, Major of the Khartiia 13th Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine, reported that russian troops in the Kharkiv sector are using African mercenaries for “meat mince assaults”, followed by russian personnel.

Serhii Bolvinov, Head of Kharkiv Police Investigation Department, said that up to 100 people may be held captive by russians in Vovchansk,. The exact number of people is unknown. Witnesses say that russians have actually taken all the civilians who remained in Vovchansk and did not have time to leave. They are forbidding people to leave under the threat of execution. The investigator says that russia launches up to 30 KABs at Vovchansk and the surrounding areas every day, and also shells the city from drones. Bolvinov noted that since 10 May, when russia launched an offensive towards Kharkiv, investigators have registered 21 criminal proceedings in Vovchansk region for violations of the laws and customs of war.

Donetsk oblast

Vadym Liakh, Head of the RMA, reported that at around 2pm, russian troops attacked the outskirts of Sloviansk. A hit was recorded in Bylbasivka village.

The press service of Donetsk police informed that yesterday the enemy launched 2,360 attacks in the oblast. The russian shelling affected 7 settlements: Kostiantynivka, Kramatorsk cities, Niu-York, Pivnichne settlements, Bilokuzmynivka, Elyzavetivka, Zavitne villages. 17 residential buildings were damaged.

Destruction as a result of russian shelling. Photo: National Police

The invaders attacked Pivnichne by a drone, injuring a civilian.

In Yelyzavetivka, a person was injured and a private house damaged as a result of russian artillery shelling.

Also russia dropped two KAB-250 guided aerial bombs on Niu-York, destroying 13 private homes.

One house was damaged in each settlement, Kostiantynivka, Kramatorsk and Zavitne.

In addition, the identity of a resident of Krasnohorivka, who was killed as a result of Russian shelling on 15 May, was established. The body was transported to the morgue by the White Angel crew. About 500 residents remain in the town.

Volodymyr Nazarenko, an artilleryman of the Rubizh brigade, said that the russian army is looking for weaknesses in the defence of the Ukrainian army towards Lyman, but they are succeeding.

Vadym Liakh, Head of the MVA, added that Hanna Dotsenko celebrated her 101st birthday in Sloviansk. A native of Donetsk oblast, she served as a paramedic during World War II and rose to the rank of lieutenant. Today, Anna has 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Luhansk oblast

Nazar Voloshyn, Spokesman of the Khortytsia operational-strategic group, reported that the russian army is sending reinforcements to the territory of Luhansk oblast. About 600 russian soldiers are driving in civilian cars, imitating evacuation.

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, the enemy did not stop shelling residential buildings in Nevske. Yesterday two more houses were destroyed. At the same time, the logistical connection between the de-occupied villages was also under russian attack. Nevske, Makiivka, Stelmakhivka and Novoliubivka were under artillery and mortar attacks.

Also russians attacked towards Kupiansk and Siversk. On the first axis, there were 13 attempts to storm Ukrainian positions, specifically near Stelmakhivka and Novoyehoriv6ka. In the second, there were three attacks and the enemy was active in Bilohorivka.

Towards Lyman, army helicopters attacked near Novoliubivka.

The occupation administration of Sievierodonetsk personally approved the Regulation on the procedure for opening residential and non-residential premises in apartment buildings in the absence of the owner or other legal owner.

Previously, these actions were chaotic. Recently, collaborators have tried to legalise door-breaking and subsequent looting. Specifically, the opening of these premises should be carried out with the drawing up of an act in five copies.

A propaganda travelling exhibition dedicated to the russian invasion of Ukraine is travelling to the frontline cities of the occupied Luhansk oblast. The invaders depicted a distorted reality. The exhibition is being shown in Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk and other settlements. School students are being forced to attend it.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

According to Dmytro Lykhovii, Spokesman for the AFU General Staff, russians maintain a military presence on the border with Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts, conduct sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shell populated areas from russian territory, and increase the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. At the same time, as he informed, Ukrainian soldiers continue to actively inflict losses in manpower and equipment on russian troops, exhausting the enemy along the entire combat line.

Kyiv oblast

German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced visit.This is her 7th visit to Ukraine since the start of the full-scale russian invasion. Annalena Burbock met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the capital. They discussed the situation on the frontline, Ukraine’s priority defence needs, and Germany’s initiative to strengthen Ukraine’s air defence.

Kyiv RMA reported on the reconstruction of the Vesnianka kindergarten in Irpin, previously damaged in the spring of 2022. Before the war, the institution was attended by 160 children, whereas the new building is designed for 300. The reconstruction includes a new building creation to replace the destroyed one, as well as the sports and playgrounds with shade sheds. The kindergarten is also going to have a radiation shelter and a 15m indoor swimming pool.

At a meeting of the Regional Defence Council headquarters, it was decided to reduce street lighting in Kyiv oblast in the evening and at night. The Regional Defence Council also urged businesses in the region to minimise use of outdoor lighting, the illumination of advertising signs, facades of cafes and shops, and lighting of trading floors.

Kyiv oblast has signed a memorandum with the Ukrainian-Swiss Mental Health for Ukraine project. According to the RMA, the cooperation aims to strengthen the mental health system in the region’s communities and improve the quality of relevant services during the war.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs informed that American actor and ambassador of the UNITED24 fundraising platform Misha Collins visited the capital once again. Together with film director Darius Marder, he attended one of Kyiv fire and rescue units. The guests got acquainted with the equipment used by the SES sappers to transport explosive items. Collins is United24’s ambassador for Humanitarian Demining.

Kyiv City State Administration announced that the Mariupol: 86 Days of Defence exhibition, dedicated to the second anniversary of the completion of the defence of Mariupol, was opened on Sofiivska Square in Kyiv. The exhibition was created by Big City Lab as part of the M86 Mariupol Defence Chronicles project in cooperation with the NGOs Heart of Azovstal and the Association of Families of Azovstal Defenders. 

Zhytomyr oblast

The RMA reported that two medical institutions in Zhytomyr oblast have received modern electric vehicles thanks to cooperation with the World Bank Ukraine project “Strengthening the Healthcare System and Saving Lives”. The MG 4 cars were delivered to the Primary Healthcare Centres of Cherniakhiv and Kornyn village councils.

The regional military administration also announced a regular meeting of rescuers with children at the SviTi Centre for Psychosocial Assistance for Teenagers in Zhytomyr, initiated by the BGV Charitable Foundation. The event aims to raise children’s awareness of safety rules and first aid skills.

Sumy oblast

According to the acting head of the community, Seredyna-Buda town council in Sumy oblast caught fire due to a russian drone strike. As a result of the strike, the building windows were smashed and the premises inside caught fire.The fire was extinguished in time, and no one was injured.

Sumy RMA reported that at around 2:15pm, the russian military launched a missile attack on Konotop production infrastructure.The consequences of the attack are being clarified. According to Sumy Regional Prosecutor’s Office, a 59-year-old employee of the company was wounded in the attack.

At night and in the morning of 21 May, russians shelled the border areas and settlements of Sumy oblast twice. According to the RMA, a total of 13 explosions were recorded: 8 mortar attacks on Myropillia community and 5 tank attacks on Bilopillia.

Yesterday the russian military shelled Sumy oblast 48 times. A total of 243 explosions from various types of weapons were recorded. 14 border communities were shelled: Sad, Mykolaivka, Khotin, Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Myropillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Putyvl, Esman, Shalyhyne, Seredyna-Buda, Svesa, Znob-Novhorodske.

According to the SES report, on 20 May, rescuers extinguished fires caused by enemy shelling in Shostka region. The russian strikes caused the simultaneous burning of two residential buildings and two outbuildings on the territories of private households.

Sumy oblast will receive money for the shelter construction and repair in general secondary education institutions. UAH 150m from the state budget will be used to build four and repair one radiation protection shelter. The projects were submitted directly by the oblast communities where the shelters are being built.

Sumy Council reported that UAH 350,000 was raised at a charity auction in Sumy for night vision devices for the 117th Brigade of the Terrorist Defence. The event was organised at the initiative of the Business Ukrainian Women NGO in Sumy oblast and the Defenders of Sumy oblast NGO.

Chernihiv oblast

Over the past 24 hours, russian troops shelled three villages in Chernihiv oblast. According to the State Border Guard Service, a total of 35 attacks were recorded: 13 attacks with cannon artillery and mortars on the territory of Novhorod-Siverskyi community; 22 attacks with cannon artillery on the territory of Snovsk community.

According to the RMA, schools in Chernihiv oblast will receive UAH 150m in state subsidies for the construction of 5 and repair of 2 radiation shelters. Almost UAH 3m more will be allocated to complete the shelter construction started earlier. The projects selected by the commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine include: Pryluky lyceums №2 and №14, Bakhmach lyceum №1, Tupychiv lyceum and Koriukiv lyceum №2 – construction of shelters; Sukhopoloviansk and Talalaiv lyceums – major repairs; Dobriansk lyceum – the building completion.

Viktors Valainis, Minister of Economy of Latvia, during a meeting with the leadership of Chernihiv Regional State Administration on 20 May, announced that Latvia will help Chernihiv oblast to restore the energy infrastructure damaged by russian shelling. Also this summer, Latvia will host children from Chernihiv oblast for recreation.

Viacheslav Chaus, Head of Chernihiv RMA, after a meeting with the Agency’s representatives announced the Belgian Agency ENABEL’s plans to open a representative office in Ukraine in the near future. The list of projects to be implemented in Chernihiv and Kyiv oblasts is already being formed. They discussed the shelter construction, the educational programmes development and implementation at various levels, and possible cooperation in the fields of medicine and energy. 

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

At night, air defence forces shot down 2 shaheds in Kryvyi Rih region. 

In the evening and at night, the enemy continued to attack Nikopol region. The region’s centre, Pokrovsk and Myrove communities were attacked with kamikaze drones and artillery. In the latter two, 6 private houses and an administrative building were damaged, an outbuilding was destroyed, fences and gates, a gas pipeline and a power line were hit. In the morning, the enemy attacked Nikopol and Pokrovsk communities.

In the morning, the defenders of the sky shot down 1 enemy Shahed in Dniprovskyi district.

During the day, there were about two dozen enemy attacks on Nikopol region. The occupiers launched kamikaze drones and shelled the region’s centre, Pokrovsk, Myrove, Marhanets and Chervonohryhorivka communities with artillery. 17 private houses, 9 outbuildings were damaged, another was destroyed, and an infrastructure facility, an industrial enterprise, a religious institution, 2 cars, gas pipelines, and power lines were hit.

Vinnytsia oblast

The ​​”Mariupol. 86 Days of Heroic Defence” lesson of courage was held for school students in Vinnytsia to honour the defenders of Mariupol. School students were told about the heroic defence of Mariupol, how the events at Azovstal unfolded and the indomitable spirit of the Ukrainian military. One of the invited guests, an Azov soldier with the call sign Druh Daer, shared his thoughts and answered numerous questions from the students. In addition, a thematic exhibition about Azov soldiers from Vinnytsia oblast, who laid down their lives for the Ukrainian land, was prepared for the students, as well as paintings with portraits of mothers of Mariupol defenders whose lives were divided into before and after.


Children of fallen Ukrainian defenders from Vinnytsia spent two weeks in a camp in Poland. The free vacation for 15 children registered with the Department of Social Policy was organized by the religious mission Caritas-Spes.


Vinnytsia Mayor Serhii Morhunov reported that 4 pickup trucks have been delivered to the Defense Forces by residents of Vinnytsia. These are units that need reinforcement for air defence and border protection, specifically towards Kharkiv and Donetsk and in Transnistrian region. 

Kirovohrad oblast

An enemy drone was destroyed in Svitlovodsk community of Oleksandriia region. According to preliminary information, no one was injured. Andrii Malitskyi, Head of the community, reported that all relevant services are working on the spot. 

Poltava oblast

The Regional Military Administration reported that during the air raid in Kremenchuk region there were explosions.

Cherkasy oblast

Ihor Taburets, Head of the RMA, reported that air raid in Cherkasy oblast lasted for more than eight hours in a row. During this time, three enemy “chessmen” were destroyed as a result of the combat work of mobile fire groups and electronic warfare over the territory of the oblast. There were no casualties or infrastructure damage. The inspection of the territory continues. 

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Ivan Fedorov, Head of Zaporizhzhia RMA, reported that on 20 May, the occupiers struck Zaporizhzhia oblast 434 times. 10 settlements came under enemy attack. 189 UAVs of various modifications attacked Huliaipole, Levadne, Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Novoandriivka and Kamianske. 16 artillery strikes hit Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka and Stepnohirsk. There were 229 artillery shellings on the territories of Huliaipole, Pryiutne, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Robotyne, Levadne, Malynivka and Prymorske. 1 man was killed during an enemy attack in Vasylivka region. As a result of the attacks on civilian settlements, private and high-rise buildings, vehicles and a preschool educational institution were damaged and destroyed.

The police continue to evacuate residents from Stepnohirsk. The situation in the village worsens every day. The enemy does not cease artillery and Grad attacks, uses drones of various modifications, and recently there have been frequent strikes with KABs. The locals are exhausted and frightened, so evacuation is the best way for them to save their lives.

U.S. Senator from Nebraska, Tom Brewer, arrived in Ukraine to study the war and write a report. He met with Ivan Fedorov, Head of Zaporizhzhia RMA, Hennadii Mokhnenko, Chaplain Battalion Commander, and Albert Khomiak, Head of Ukrainian Chaplaincy. The head of Zaporizhzhia RMA informed the U.S. Senator about the situation in Zaporizhzhia oblast, the consequences of armed aggression and the need for military and humanitarian aid.

Mykolaiv oblast

According to Mykolaiv RMA, on the night of 21 May, the enemy massively attacked southern Ukraine with successive waves of strike drones. The combat operations lasted several hours, during which air defence forces destroyed one drone in Mykolaiv oblast.

On the morning of 20 May, at 8:47am, the enemy conducted artillery shelling on the waters of Ochakiv community. At 11:04pm and 11:05pm, Kutsurub community was under enemy artillery attack. There were no casualties reported.

Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych said that international partners continue supporting Mykolaiv. Recently, important assistance arrived from Hanover community. The city received an ambulance and a vehicle for transporting patients. The vehicles have been assigned to the emergency hospital.

Odesa oblast

Air Command South reported that last night, enemy forces attacked Odesa oblast by Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones. The mass attack began around 1:30am and ended at 4am. The southern defenders performed excellently, shooting down 20 enemy kamikaze drones, including 14 in Odesa oblast. 2 of the 14 UAVs were shot down over the sea by Odesa border guards.

Oleh Kiper, Head of Odesa RMA, said that a significant portion of the port infrastructure in Odesa oblast was destroyed, so ships are being loaded with agricultural products “from the wheels”, on the move, under attacks and during alarms. Loading a ship now takes three to five days instead of one. Currently, the sea corridor from the Odesa ports operates around the clock. Ships are convoyed by the military, and there are days when 40-50 ships sail in a convoy.

According to the State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine, in Odesa oblast, the inspection of the waters continues. On one of the beaches, divers and sappers from the SES jointly inspected the coastal area of the Black Sea. During the dive, they discovered fragments of what are likely explosive objects. These were brought ashore for further disposal.

Kherson oblast

Air Command South informed that on the night of 21 May, Air Defence Units destroyed 3 enemy Shahed-136/131 drones over Kherson oblast.

On 20 May, russian forces shelled the right bank of Kherson oblast by mortars, artillery, tanks and UAVs. As a result, 1 person was killed and 3 injured.

According to Kherson Regional Police, Kherson, Antonivka, Sadove, Prydniprovske, Stanislav, Tokarivka, Dniprovske, Bilozirka, Inzhenerne, Romashkove, Yantarne, Mykhailivka, Tomaryne and Chervonyi Maiak came under enemy attacks. The police recorded damage to a total of 22 objects.

In Bilozirka, a 64-year-old man and woman were injured in an artillery strike – both suffered blast injuries and shrapnel wounds to various parts of their bodies. 2 private houses were damaged.

In Antonivka, the occupiers dropped explosives from a drone on a queue of people waiting for humanitarian aid, injuring 3 women.

In Sadove, an artillery attack damaged an apartment building.

In Mykhailivka, kamikaze drone attacks damaged 2 utility buildings.

In Kherson, the enemy fired artillery, mortars and UAVs at all districts of the city. In the morning, an artillery strike in the Dniprovskyi district damaged an educational institution and an apartment building. The enemy also hit a business premises where employees were present. A 72-year-old man sustained a blast injury, concussion, leg fracture and facial wounds, and his 45-year-old colleague was killed. Shelling of the district continued during the day and evening, damaging a municipal facility, 2 apartment buildings, 3 private houses and a car.

According to the information resource Spiritual Front of Ukraine, the occupying forces again shelled the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin of Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kherson. The church building, a residential and utility buildings in the church area, were damaged, with windows shattered and walls riddled with shrapnel. The shelling was deliberate, as the occupiers knew the church was a gathering place for people, intending to harm civilians. There were no casualties or injuries reported.

Based on the information provided by Kherson Regional Art Museum, the occupiers stole a painting by Hryhorii Svitlytskyi, titled Shepherd, from the Museum. In total, over 10,000 works by Ukrainian, russian and European artists were stolen from the Museum. Earlier, it was reported that an independent UN Commission documented the looting of the museum and archive in Kherson by the russian military.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The Medical Centre for the Rehabilitation of Combatants of Lutsk community will receive an interactive gait analysis laboratory in real time thanks to the Partnership Agreement within the framework of the TransCare project with the Health Care Center in the city of Siedlce (Mazowiec Voivodeship, the Republic of Poland).

Lutsk community sent a Mitsubishi L200 car and 3 Starlink complexes to the 3057th Military Unit of the National Guard of Ukraine.

Zakarpattia oblast

Uzhhorod City Council sent unmanned aviation complexes, radio-technical reconnaissance and radio-technical combat equipment worth UAH 7m to the unit of Zakarpattia National Guard. UAV operators hone their skills in flying different types of drones. In a modern training class, specialists practise reconnaissance, as well as defeating the enemy with the help of UAVs.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Prykarpattia received humanitarian aid, included, medicines for the treatment of all stages of schizophrenia and modern antidepressants, worth €300,000 thanks to the H. Lundbeck Danish pharmaceutical company, which specialises in drugs used for nervous disorders. Part of the proceeds will remain in the oblast, and the rest will be distributed among psychiatric institutions of the country. In particular, over 10% of medicines, worth about €30,000, will remain for the needs of the Carpathian Regional Mental Health Center.

Ivano-Frankivsk City Council reported that the community sent 30 FPV drones to the 67th Separate Mechanised Brigade.

Lviv oblast

In Lviv oblast, commandant offices were reorganised in accordance with the joint order of Maksym Kozytskyi, Head of the Regional Territorial Center for Staffing and Social Support and Head of Lviv RMA. According to it, one regional commandant’s office and 7 regional commandant’s offices were created. Petro Rozvadovskyi, Head of the 3rd Special Department of the Military Law and Order Service, became the military commandant of Lviv oblast. The regional commandant’s office will be located on the territory of the 2736th Military Unit.

Nazar Ferens, military serviceman from Lviv oblast, was posthumously awarded the III degree For Courage Order. The award was presented to his parents. The hero was killed on 5 July, having received a non-life-threatening mine-explosive shrapnel wound.

Military servicemen from Drohobych region Volodymyr Maritchak, Ihor Shkvirk, Taras Hvozdetskyi, Andrii Durnot, Vasyl Bolonny, Mykola Kuzemek, Marian Batiuk, Yaroslav Hurk, Ihor Lev, and Oleh Hataraniak were posthumously awarded the Order of Courage III degree. Volodymyr Vasylykiv was also posthumously awarded the Combatant’s Cross badge by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Rivne oblast

The RMA reported that in Zdolbunov, a charity Run of Thanks was held. During the event, almost UAH 35,000 were raised for the treatment of the defender.

Ternopil oblast

A two-story house with 16 rooms for 50 IDPs was opened in the village of Kozivka, Velikohaiv community thanks to Ternopil regional organisation of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine and the Swiss Red Cross. The facility is equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

In 2024, Khmelnytskyi Civilian Readiness Center conducted 35 trainings. 516 participants attended training. The most popular were training in tactical medicine, psychology and the basics of FPV.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Centre for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine sent 5 13.75 kVA CEDDG12E-3F worth UAH 1,2m and 2 50 kVA YN-50 worth UAH 1,9m to medical institutions of the oblast. This equipment will help medical institutions to ensure uninterrupted work and provide services to residents in the absence of centralised power supply.

International support of Ukraine in the russian-Ukrainian war (russia’s invasion of Ukraine)

Spain will send Ukraine a new package of military aid, included, Leopard tanks, 155mm ammunition, Patriot missiles, anti-drone systems, etc.

Kaisa Ollongren, Minister of Defense of the Netherlands, announced that the country sent YPR-765 armoured vehicles to Ukraine.

10 Ukrainian servicemen completed F-16 fighter maintenance training in the Netherlands. The country will provide Ukraine with at least 24 F-16 fighter jets and they also need to be maintained.

Jan Lipavskyi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, announced that the European Union approved the transfer of revenues from the frozen assets of the russian federation to Ukraine.

Austria will make a contribution of €5m to the Energy Support Fund of Ukraine. The funds will be used to restore energy facilities damaged by recent russian attacks.

Bridget Brink, US Ambassador to Ukraine, reported that USAID provided 107 generators to Kharkiv oblast to keep hospitals and schools running even during power outages.

Annalena Burbok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, paid a working visit to Kyiv. The purpose of the trip is to assure that, despite the worsening of the situation in the war zone, Germany and Europe will continue to firmly stand by Ukraine and will not stop supporting it.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, had a phone conversation with Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania. They discussed supporting Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, had a phone conversation with Joao Laurence, President of Angola. They agreed to continue contacts at various levels to develop relations between countries.

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Tamara Moshkovska, Sofia Ratynska, Ioanna Kryvenko, Аnna Efremova, Albahachiieva Helena

Translated by Tetyana Pidgorna, Yana Hushchyna, Zhanna Anshukova, Litrovnyk Alla, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova

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