War in Ukraine today: latest news, 24 May, 2024 (photo)

It has been the 821st 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 8 pm:   

On 24 May, the number of combat clashes on the front of the russian-Ukrainian warincreased to 77. russian occupiers are making every effort to break through Ukrainian defenses, grinding down their offensive potential in these attempts.

Ukrainian troops are taking measures to hold their positions, carry out counterattacks and destroy the enemy. During the day, aircraft hit 16 buildups of enemy personnel. Rocket troops and artillery of the defense forces hit a buildup of enemy troops, two infrastructure facilities and carried out remote mining of one area.

Towards Kharkiv, the enemy tried 12 times to push Ukrainian units out of their positions. Three assaults are ongoing. The situation in Vovchansk area is tense, but controlled by the Defense Forces. Today, the russian army unleashed air terror against this settlement: a total of eight guided aerial bombs have already landed in the city. The enemy fired two more KABs at the area of Bilyi Kolodiaz, and launched one airstrike on Mala Danylivka.

Towards Kupiansk, 6 out of 18 combat clashes have continued since the beginning of the day.

Towards Kramatorsk, one battle is currently taking place. In total, 12 combat clashes took place here today.

Towards Kramatorsk, the losses of russian invaders are: in manpower – 25 people killed and wounded, in weapons and military equipment – six units. One car of the occupiers was destroyed, a cannon, a ground drone control station, two cars and one unit of special equipment were hit.

Towards Pokrovsk, there were 14 combat clashes. The enemy, with the support of aviation, is trying to direct the main assault efforts in the area of the settlements of Novooleksandrivka and Novoselivka Persha. The situation is controlled by Ukrainian soldiers.

In other directions, the situation has not changed significantly.

Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, informs that another 13 children were brought home. 7 children and their families returned from TOT, another 6 were returned as part of the implementation of the approved action plan of the President of Ukraine Bring Kids Back UA.

The Ministry of Defense reports that more than 1 million Ukrainians have updated their data through Reserve+. It was also reported that a military registration document will appear in the Reserve+, which will have the same legal force as a paper one.

 Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff, as of 4pm, six combat engagements are ongoing towards Kupiansk sector and in Vovchansk towards Kharkiv. The invaders conducted assault operations from Pletenivka in the direction of Tykhe.

Tamaz Hambarashvili, Head of Vovchansk City Military Administration, reported that the evacuation from Vovchansk has been temporarily suspended as it is not only dangerous to move around, but also to approach the city. 

The RMA added that three residents of the oblast were injured as a result of combat engagements on 24 May.

Two 66-year-old men from Verkhnia Pysarivka village of Vovchansk community were hospitalised with explosive wounds and chest injuries.

A 69-year-old resident of Kupiansk tripped over an explosive device in a forest belt, he sustained blast wounds and injuries to both shins and right foot.

Oleksandr Hololobov, Head of Mala Danylivka community, informed about the shelling. According to him, two hits were recorded, one of which was in a residential area. Preliminary, there were no injuries.

Viktor Kovalenko, Head of Zolochiv Village Military Administration, confirmed that 8 private houses and outbuildings were damaged as a result of a russian strike with a KAB. According to him, russian troops struck at around 2pm. Part of the village is without electricity. People were not injured.

Serhii Bolvinov, Head of Kharkiv police investigation department, said that all those killed in the russian strikes on the printing house on 23 May have been identified. According to him, four people, three women and a man, were identified by DNA samples: a typist, two machine operators and a stacker-packer were killed. In total, 7 people were killed and 21 injured during the russian strikes in Kharkiv on 23 May.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that as a result of the shelling, the Factor-Druk iprnting house, where a number of Ukrainian publishers printed books, caught on fire. As a result, 50,000 books were burned.

Serhii Polituchiyi, owner of the Factor group of companies, said that the printing market of Ukraine may shrink by 40% after the russian missile strikes on the Factor-Druk printing house in Kharkiv on 23 May.

Burnt books from Kharkiv printing house. Photo from social media

Yesterday at 11:03pm, russians attacked Kharkiv. According to the RMA, the shelling damaged the roof and facade of the building of the enterprise, and broke windows. A woman was injured.

At 10:50am, russians attacked Kharkiv. The shelling damaged an enterprise. 

At 10:50am, russians shelled Kharkiv. A workshop of a printing company burned down as a result of the S-300 shelling. 

At 8pm, russians attacked Kurylivka village of Kurylivka community, Kupiansk region. As a result of the shelling, an outbuilding was on fire.

At 3pm, Ridkodub village of Dvoricha community, Kupiansk region, was under attack. One person was killed as a result of the shelling. 

At 2:30pm, russians attacked Riasne village of Zolochiv community, Bohodukhiv region. An 11-year-old boy was injured as a result of shelling by an enemy UAV.

At 2:15pm, russians targeted Derhachi, Kharkiv region. The shelling damaged 11 houses and injured 8 people.

At 2pm, russians attacked Kupiansk region. A woman was injured as a result of enemy air shelling of the KAB. 

At 10:39am, Liubotyn of Kharkiv region was under attack. The shelling damaged windows in the houses and civilian vehicles and injured 10 people.

At 10:13am, russians attacked Zolochiv village of Bohodukhiv region. The enemy shelling damaged 25 houses.

At 10:02am, russians hit Kindrashivka village of Kupiansk region. The shelling destroyed an outbuilding and a garage, injured two people and killed one.

There were four combat engagements towards Kharkiv since the beginning of the day. The invaders actively used aircraft for attacks. Ukrainian troops responded with countermeasures, inflicting significant losses on the invaders.

Towards Kupiansk, the number of combat engagements reached 20 over the day.

A total of 11,018 people were evacuated from Chuhuiv, Kharkiv and Bohodukhiv regions.

Donetsk oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the intensity of hostilities has decreased towards Pokrovsk.  Yesterday the Defence Forces eliminated over 250 russian troops in this area.

Nazar Voloshyn, Spokesman of the Khortytsia operational-strategic group stated that near Netailove village towards Pokrovsk, russian troops “lost an assault group”. In total, 28 firefights took place in this area yesterday, in which the invaders lost over 260 people, several armoured vehicles, one tank and other equipment.

Environmental damage caused by the contamination of the land after the russian army attacked the water utility in Kramatorsk on 20 February exceeded UAH 800m. 

Border guards of the Pomsta brigade captured a russian soldier who, after an unsuccessful assault, came to Ukrainian positions.

The State Emergency Service in Donetsk oblast reported that near Kostiantynivka, sappers of the State Emergency Service neutralised two unexploded russian aerial bombs with a total of about 500kg of explosives.

Anti-aircraft gunners of the 110th separate mechanised brigade shot down a russian Su-25 attack aircraft. According to the General Staff, it was towards Pokrovsk.

National Guard Major Dmytro Kozhubenko, an officer in the planning section of the Rubizh brigade, informed that the russian army is gathering its reserves towards Lyman and Bakhmut. 

Stanislav Baldin, Spokesman of the regional State Emergency Service, reported that elimination of a forest fire on the outskirts of Lyman was suspended due to repeated shelling. Rescuers in Lyman region are monitoring the situation.

The White Angel unit evacuated an injured man from Krasnohorivka during the russian assault. The military allowed the police unit to enter the town only “at their own risk”. It took more than an hour for the police to reach the right address, but they still managed to save the man’s life.

The operational situation in the oblast as of the morning of 24 May is as follows:

Towards Pokrovsk, Paraskoviivka, Kostiantynivka and Zoriane of Marinka community were shelled by artillery. In Kurakhove community, 4 houses and an industrial area in Kurakhivka, a house and an administrative building in Hostre were damaged. The enemy dropped 2 guided aerial bombs on Kurakhove.

Towards Kramatorsk, an infrastructure facility was damaged in Lyman and the outskirts of Kostiantynivka community shelled.

Towards Bakhmut, 2 people were injured, 10 apartment buildings and 3 administrative buildings were damaged in Toretsk. 33 private houses were damaged in Niu-York. 3 houses and 2 non-residential buildings were damaged in Siversk.

Fire caused by shelling. Photo: telegram of Vadym Filashkin/Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Yesterday russians attacked settlements in Donetsk oblast 16 times. 394 people, including 30 children, were evacuated from the frontline.

On 23 May, russians injured 2 civilians in Toretsk.

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Makiivka was under constant russian attack. They were using mortars, cannon and rocket artillery.  The village was also hit by unguided aerial missiles. The security situation there is difficult. Yesterday the local population was asked to evacuate once again, but no one agreed. Food parcels and bread to the villagers, which are delivered there at least every week, were distributed.

In Novoliubivka and Nevske, the invaders damaged two houses and outbuildings. The logistics connection between the settlements was shelled once again.

Stelmakhivka and Kuzemivka were also under enemy attack. Andriivka and Serhiivka were hit by airstrikes.

The enemy attacked near Bilohorivka, Stelmakhivka, Tverdokhlibove, Novoiehorivka, Hrekivka and Nevske.

Towards Kupiansk, where the largest number of attacks took place, the invaders lost 100 soldiers, 69 units of various weapons and military equipment. In addition, a dugout and two ammunition depots were destroyed.

According to Donetsk Regional Military Administration, in July, the occupation authorities of Luhansk oblast will transfer five more coal mining enterprises to the same investor – Molodohvardiiska, Chervonyi Partyzan, Barakov mine, Sukhodolska-Skhidna, Kharkivska, also a number of auxiliary industries.

After the explosions in Yuvileine, which occurred at the headquarters of the russian army, residents were evacuated from their homes. Those who managed to return, found numerous facts of looting of their homes.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Kyiv RMA warned residents of Kyiv oblast about demolition works in Bila Tserkva and Vyshhorod regions. The SES specialists are destroying explosive items. Residents of the region are asked to remain calm.

Also, according to the RMA, there power supply restrictions are expected in \Kyiv oblast throughout the day. Due to a power shortage in the power system, stabilisation outage schedules will be applied in the oblast by NPC Ukrenergo instructions. 

Vyshgorod is completing the construction of a new building for 100 children at the Lastochka kindergarten. According to Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of Kyiv RMA, the number of places needs to be increased because the institution is attended by children from nearby villages, the number of IDPs is growing, and additional places need to be provided for children of military personnel.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko announced that Kyiv has handed over more than 800 drones to the 112th separate territorial defence brigade of Kyiv, which is celebrating its anniversary. He also said that the city has allocated another UAH 150 million from the budget to equip the brigade.

Oleksandr Diadiura, chief power engineer of the Buchaservice utility company, who was killed at the beginning of the russian invasion, was buried in Kyiv oblast. According to Bucha City Council, the man joined the ranks of the \ Territorial Defence Volunteer Force immediately after the start of hostilities. He continued to repair critical infrastructure, help residents and participate in the defence of the city. Oleksandr was killed by the russian military, who captured him in March 2022 while he was restoring power to the mobile phone line and the Internet. He was interrogated, tortured and then gunned down. His body was identified and reburied two years later.

Bucha City Council also reported that journalists from Central Asian countries visited Bucha. They came from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It is noted that the purpose of the media visit is to witness the consequences of the russian occupation and collect materials to tell the global community.

Kyiv City State Administration informed that people can register for the annual charity Chestnut Run in Kyiv until 24 May. This year, participants will not gather at a single location and time due to martial law. More than 7,000 participants have already registered. The race will take place online on 26 May. The organisers invite people from Ukraine and abroad to go for a run or walk in safe places to cover the traditional 5 km distance. 

Zhytomyr oblast

Rescuers from Zhytomyr, together with the Rapid Response Unit of the Ukrainian Red Cross and representatives of disaster medicine, underwent theoretical and practical training.They practised searching for and rescuing people from the rubble of a multi-storey building caused by a missile hit.

Joint training of SES and Red Cross specialists in Zhytomyr, 23 May 2024.Photo: Zhytomyr RMA

The RMA announced that 16 combatants in Zhytomyr oblast have already received funds under the Own Business programme. According to the results of this year’s eighth wave of applications for grants for veterans and their families, 71 winners will receive a total of UAH 34m to start or develop their own businesses. 

Oleh Riaboy, Рead of the Korosten Regional Administration, informed that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) had handed over medical kits to 13 communities in Korosten region. These are 336 kits with medicines, consumables and other medical materials totalling more than USD 200,000.  

Sumy oblast

 According to the RMA, at night and in the morning, russians shelled the border areas of Sumy oblast five times. There were 33 mortar and artillery strikes. Bilopillia, Esman and Znob-Novhorodka communities were affected.

Over the past day, russians attacked Sumy oblast 25 times with 108 attacks from various types of weapons. 8 border communities of the region came under fire: Khotin, Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Esman, Druzhbivka, Seredyna-Buda.

In Trostianets, the reconstruction of two residential buildings damaged by russian troops in 2022 during the occupation of the town continues. According to the RMA, the installation of all communication networks in the building on Blagoveshchenska Street is 80% complete, and the external reinforcement of the load-bearing brick walls with metal structures is 90% complete. In the five-storey building on Neskuchanska Street, preparatory work is underway to strengthen the external load-bearing walls and insulate the facade. A technical report was also carried out there after the building was damaged again as a result of rocket and shahed attacks in March this year. 

Chernihiv oblast

In Chernihiv oblast, russian troops attacked five border village  with various types of weapons. According to the State Border Guard Service, a total of 46 mortar attacks were recorded. Semenivka and Snovsk communities were under enemy fire.

According to the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the russian army is building up its groups on the border with Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts. The russian military in these territories are conducting air and artillery strikes on the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure, using Shahed UAVs.

Vyacheslav Chaus, Head of the RMA, reported that Chernihiv oblast has strengthened its veterans’ policy: a Trilateral Memorandum was signed with several dozen signatories – the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine, Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, Chernihiv Regional Council, communities of the oblast, social protection institutions, and civil-military cooperation bodies. According to him, the communities have their own programmes to support veterans and their families, and join regional initiatives.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, reported that the occupiers attacked Nikopol region several times in the morning. In particular, they launched kamikaze drones at the region’s center and shelled the Marhanets community with artillery. A minibus and a car were hit. A shop and a multi-storey building were damaged.

According to the updated information, 3 people were injured in the morning attacks in Nikopol.  A 37-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were hospitalized in moderate condition. A 52-year-old man was wounded and will be treated at home. During the day, the occupiers carried out 4 more attacks in Nikopol. Two kamikaze drones and about a dozen artillery shells were launched. A private house was damaged by a drone strike

Vinnytsia oblast

​​Vinnytsia Lyceum No. 27 has raised more than UAH 340,000 to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was reported by the Vinnytsia City Council. As part of a charity fair called “Uniting Europe – Uniting Ukraine,” the students, with the help of adults, set up several locations: they offered visitors to taste dishes from different European countries, held a charity auction, and prepared creative performances.

For the first time, a rehabilitation camp for visually impaired veterans called Life After War was organized in Vinnytsia. Over the course of two weeks, eight participants from different parts of Ukraine will learn to navigate in space, manage their daily lives, use computers, and cook and serve themselves.

Kirovohrad oblast

Andrii Raykovych, Head of RMA, reported that air defense forces were working in Kirovohrad oblast during the day. 

Poltava oblast

Filip Pronin, Head of RMA, reported that the military received six Mavic quadcopters from Poltava oblast together with a socially responsible business.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Yesterday, the occupiers launched 376 attacks on Zaporizhzhia oblast. The enemy carried out 4 airstrikes on Novoandriivka, Malynivka, and Huliaipole. 130 UAVs attacked Huliaipole, Levadne, Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, and Novoandriivka. 23 MLRS attacks targeted Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka, and Huliaipole. 219 artillery shellings were carried out on the territories of Huliaipole, Preobrazhenka, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Robotyne, Levadne, Malynivka, and Stepnohirsk. 22 reports of residential destruction were received. One man was killed during an enemy attack in Polohy region.

It is reported that the occupiers conducted 2 assaults towards Orikhiv, one in the area of Staromaiorske and one in the area of Robotyne. Both assaults were unsuccessful.

Representatives of UNICEF and Oblvodokanal signed a memorandum of cooperation. UNICEF supported projects for the reconstruction of water supply and sewage systems in Vilniansk, Novomykolaivka, and Lezhyne. Currently, two sections of the water pipeline in Zaporizhzhia are being replaced. International partners promised to provide materials for the replacement of emergency sections of water pipelines and to finance the purchase of equipment.

Mykolaiv oblast

On 23 May, at 13:58, the enemy conducted an artillery strike on the waters of Ochakiv community. There were no casualties.

Local pyrotechnicians are being assisted by specialists from other regions due to the dense minefields in Mykolaiv oblast. Since 15 April, pyrotechnicians from Zaporizhzhia have been helping the Mykolaiv pyrotechnicians. The team consists of nine sappers and two GCS-200 mechanized demining machines. The work is being carried out in the territory of Snihurivka community in Bashtanka region. This team has surveyed 38.9 hectares of land, discovering and destroying 72 explosive devices, since the beginning of operations in the region. In addition to Zaporizhzhia, units from Odesa oblast have also joined the demining efforts in Mykolaiv oblast.

Senior Lieutenant Mykola Soia, originally from the city of Voznesensk, won two awards at the World Karate Championship. After completing his studies at a higher military educational institution, he joined the ranks of the 93rd Brigade “Kholodny Yar” in 2020.

Odesa oblast

On 23 May, a child who was injured as a result of the russian shelling of Odesa on 29 April 29 passed away in the hospital. The girl, Zlata, was 4.5 years old; a fragment of a russian missile struck her heart. The number of victims from the attack has risen to eight.

The mother of fallen border guard Vladyslav Vovk was awarded the state honor—the Order For Courage III degree in Odesa. Vladyslav volunteered to join the State Border Guard Service since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. He was killed on 15 April, 2022, during the defense of Mariupol.

Bolhrad City Council plans to allocate a subsidy of UAH 2m  to the regional budget of Odesa oblast for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the third time since the beginning of 2024. The corresponding draft resolution is posted on the website of Bolhrad City Council.

Kherson oblast

Today, the russian military shelled the village of Komyshany. Private houses were damaged, and one caught fire. Two people experienced acute stress reactions and received medical assistance.

Aftermath of the shelling of Komyshany on 24 May, 2024. Photo: Kherson City Military Administration

On 23 May, the enemy attacked 13 settlements in Kherson oblast. Zolota Balka, Lvove, Osokorivka, Tiahynka, Inzhenerne, Ivanivka, Veletenske, Bilozerka, Antonivka, Mykilske, Novotiahynka, Prydniprovske, and the city of Kherson were under the enemy shelling. Eleven private houses and a cultural institution were damaged.

It is reported that the enemy conducted 9 assaults on the left bank of the Dnipro River in the temporarily occupied Kherson oblast. Suffering losses, they retreated to their initial positions. Confirmed enemy losses over the past day amounted to 98 personnel and 37 units of weapons and military equipment. A field supply buildup, an observation post, 2 UAV control points, and a bunker were destroyed.

Kherson Regional Prosecutor’s Office informed that 1,373 civilians have been killed and 2,748 injured in Kherson oblast since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. The number of destroyed and damaged civilian objects, including residential buildings and households, exceeds 23,000.

Two residents were evacuated from the villages of Vesele and Kozatske. The security situation in these settlements remains critical.

Six children, along with their families, were evacuated from the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson oblast. These are three families raising five girls and one boy aged one to nine years.

Three more social laundries have started operating in Tiahynka, Vysokopillia, and Borozenske communities. Priority access to the laundry services will be given to military families, families with people with disabilities, elderly individuals, large families, and internally displaced persons. The project was implemented thanks to the UAIM Humanitarian Fund charity foundation and the joint initiative of the Crimean Front and KSRelief.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Lutsk community sent a Mitsubishi L200 pickup truck, 14 Mavic 3, 9 Mavic 3T, a Mavic 3E, 32 FPV drones, 4 Starlink, Kvertus AD G6+, 5 Motorola batteries, 3 Samsung 55″ TVs, 2 Pulse Diva metal detectors, Ecoflow Delta 2, 10 car tires, 5 car batteries, a set of tools, jacks, etc. to the military.

Zakarpattia oblast

Uzhhorod City Council held a meeting with representatives of the delegation of the American sister city of Corvallis. They discussed expanding cooperation and new joint projects.

Uzhhorod City Council allocated almost UAH 1.6m from the city budget for payments to families of fallen Heroes. UAH 725,000 in one-time financial aid will be paid to 12 family members of fallen Defenders of Ukraine. 11 people will receive UAH 641.700 of material assistance to solve social and household issues. Another UAH 200,000 will be used to provide material assistance to 4 representatives of families of prisoners of war and missing defenders of Ukraine.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

As part of the Care for the Hero’s Family project, this season’s 1st excursion tours for family defenders have started. The 1st 18 participants will visit Kosmachi, capital of folk crafts of the Carpathian region.

Ivano-Frankivsk community sent 20 drones for tankers, 60 drones were sent to the military in Avdiiv region and 10 drones were sent to the 102nd Brigade in Zaporizhzhia oblast. They also sent the necessary spare parts for the 7th Rifle Battalion and 30 drones, ecoflow, a generator and other necessary things to the Military Intelligence Unit working in Kharkiv region.

Lviv oblast

The RMA held a meeting with Nataliia Klymko, coordinator of development and investment programs of the Norfolk County Council. A number of companies in the English county of Norfolk are interested in the possibility of cooperating with the Lviv Region.

Lviv City Hall sent 12 Leleka unmanned systems and 1 ground control station to the military. Thanks to the Lion’s Revenge initiative.

Medics of Lviv Regional Clinical Hospital, under the guidance of the best surgeons in Britain, will learn how to perform complex operations on the intestine using a minimally invasive method. The mentorship agreement between the Nottingham University Clinic and the regional hospital was signed during the International Medical Partnership Forum.

Rachel Ray, star American chef and ambassador of the UNBROKEN National Rehabilitation Center came to Lviv again. She, together with her famous friend Noah Sims, treated seriously wounded defenders and their loved ones with their own variations on the theme of Ukrainian cuisine.

Rivne oblast

Rivne sent a technically prepared and camouflaged Volkswagen T5 to the military thanks to the European Solidarity team and responsible business.

Andrii Karaush, Head of the Regional Council, and Viacheslav Klymov, Co-owner of Nova Poshta, signed a memorandum of cooperation. Specifically, creation of a modular cottage town for wounded military personnel on the territory of the regional hospital for veterans. It is about 10 houses, in each of which two people will be able to live during the treatment. Each will have autonomous heating systems, modern planning and decoration. There is a kitchen with a refrigerator, a living room with a TV, a set of soft furniture, 2 separate bedrooms and  a bathroom.

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil RMA held a coordination meeting with representatives of the Protection Cluster of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ukraine and international non-governmental organisations. They discussed humanitarian support for IDPs and conflict-affected persons in the oblast; activation of interaction with networks of volunteers; expansion of areas of cooperation regarding assistance to IDPs in the oblast and improving joint response to humanitarian needs in the oblast.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Khmelnytskyi City Council held another meeting of the executive committee:

  • Traditionally, they voted for compensation of 50% of the cost of paid education at a university for veterans and active military. 60 military personnel receive compensation of 50% of their training fees.
  • Status was assigned to children affected by military actions (currently there are 758 such children in the community).
  • Financial assistance of UAH 170,000 was provided to two households affected by the attack of the terrorist state.
  • 256 residents of Khmelnytskyi will receive financial assistance of UAH 2.5m. Among them, 25 families of the dead for UAH 400,000, 11 families of prisoners for UAH 660,000, 54 military for rehabilitation for UAH 620,000 and 116 active military for over UAH 600,000.

Chernivtsi oblast

A working meeting of representatives of business circles of Bukovyna with Alfred Praus, President of the Ukrainian-Austrian Association took place in Chernivtsi. The event was a good opportunity to establish mutually beneficial business contacts between Ukrainian and Austrian entrepreneurs.

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

Germany announced a new military aid package for Ukraine. The press service of the German government reports that it will include, in particular:

  • 10 LEOPARD 1 A5 main battle tanks (jointly with Denmark);
  • 3 HIMARS rocket launcher systems;
  • 20 shells for LEOPARD 2, MARDER and DACHS;
  • 8,500 155 mm shells;
  • 20 VECTOR reconnaissance drones with spare parts;
  • 34 RQ-35 HEIDRUN reconnaissance drones;
  • 1 BEAVER bridging tank with spare parts;
  • 1 DACHS armoured engineering vehicle;
  • 1 Bergepanzer 2 armoured repair and evacuation vehicle with spare parts;
  • 4 anti-mine tanks WISENT 1 with spare parts;
  • 2 anti-mine plows;
  • 16 Zetros tankers;
  • 530 MK 556 assault rifles;
  • 80 high-precision HLR 338 rifles with 60,000 rounds of ammunition;
  • 111 CR 308 rifles; and
  • 1.8m cartridges for firearms.

Kaisa Ollongren, Minister of Defense of the Netherlands, announced that the country will allocate another €175m for the purchase of equipment for Ukraine.

Malgozata Kidawa-Blonska, Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland arrived in Ukraine on an official visit.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, had a phone conversation with Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique. Food security was discussed.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, had a phone conversation with Karl Neghammer, Federal Chancellor of Austria. They discussed the participation of Austrian business in the reconstruction of Ukraine and coordinated future joint activities.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, had a phone conversation with Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania. They discussed preparations for the upcoming Peace Summit in Switzerland.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a video conversation with Gabriel Borych, President of Chile. They discussed the situation in Kharkiv oblast, where russia is trying to expand the geography of its invasion.

Janet Yellen, Head of the US Treasury, requires EU banks to comply with sanctions against russia. She noted that the introduction of secondary sanctions last December had disrupted russia’s efforts to procure goods needed for its war against Ukraine, but more work needed to be done.

Global impact of russian aggression 

Researchers from the University of East Anglia found that eagles whose migration routes pass through Ukraine changed them to avoid the war zone, The Guardian reported. GPS data showed that the large falcon not only flew around the territory of Ukraine after the invasion began, but also shortened rest stops or avoided them altogether. Of the 90% of eagles that stopped in Ukraine before the start of the full-scale invasion, only 32% did so after, and some places the birds avoided altogether. The situation can delay the breeding of the birds, as the eagles may need more time to recover, affecting their chances of survival.

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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