War in Ukraine today: latest news, April 29, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 430th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression.

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What happened in Ukraine today:

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

The enemy launched 1 missile strike, 29 air strikes and carried out about 12 MRLS attacks on the positions of our troops and populated areas. There are dead and wounded among the civilians, destroyed and damaged private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure.

Ukraine is still under the threat of further missile and air strikes.

The enemy focuses on conducting offensive actions towards Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mariinka. Over 40 enemy attacks were repelled. The fiercest battles continue to rage for Bakhmut and Maryinka. Ukrainian soldiers hold the defense. 

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the operational situation has not significantly changed. No signs of formation of enemy offensive groups were detected. 

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the enemy carried out airstrikes on the settlements of Halahanivka and Leonivka. They fired from mortar and artillery at the settlements of Khrinivka, Zareche, Chernihiv oblast; Seredyna-Buda, Sumy oblast, as well as Chervona Zoria, Hoptivka, Krasne, Ternova, Vovchansk, Vovchanski Khutory, Nesterne, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk the enemy did not carry out offensive actions, actively using unmanned aerial vehicles to adjust artillery fire. Stroivka, Kamianka, Topoli, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Liman Pershiy, Kislivka, Berestov, Kharkiv oblast and Novoselivske, Luhansk oblast were hit with enemy artillery and mortar. 

Towards Lyman, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Bilohorivka. Nevske, Luhansk oblast and Novosadove, Torske, Bilohorivka, Verkhniokamianske and Rozdolivka, Donetsk oblast were hit with artillery. Towards Bakhmut, the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. Heavy fighting continues to rage for the city of Bakhmut. 

The enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions towards Predtechyne. Vasiukivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Kostiantynivka, Bila Hora, Oleksandro-Shultine, Diliivka, Sieverne, Toretsk, Shumy, Pivdenne and New York, Donetsk oblast were shelled by the enemy. 

Towards Avdiivka, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Pervomaiske. They shelled the settlements of Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Karlivka, Vodiane and Pervomaiske, Donetsk oblast. 

Towards Marinka direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the settlements of Mariinka and Novomykhailivka. Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, Pobieda, Paraskoviivka and Novomykhailivka, Donetsk oblast came under enemy fire. 

The enemy did not conduct offensive operations towards Shakhtarsk. Thwy shelled the settlements of Bohoiavlenka, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechistivka, Shakhtarsk, and Velyka Novosilka, Donetsk oblast. The enemy is on the defensive towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. 

The russian occupiers shelled over 20 settlements near the front line. Among them are Vremivka, Novosilka, Novopil, Zelene Pole, Donetsk oblast; Olhivske, Huliaipole, Bilohiria, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka and Kamianske, Zaporizhzhia oblast; Havrylivka, Zmiivka, Beryslav, Kozatske, Ivanivka, Zymivnyk, Bilozerka, Dniprovske, Kizomys, Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson.

The russian occupiers have intensified the counter-intelligence and police regime in the temporarily occupied territory of the Kerch Peninsula of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Thus, since April 26, the occupiers have increased the number of patrols. On local roads they have reinforced police posts with officers of the fsb of the russian federation carrying out random checks of the civilian population by checking mobile phones and the presence of a russian passport. 

The Air Defense Forces of Ukraine launched 3 strikes on the buildups of the occupiers’ manpower. Ukrainian defenders shot down two enemy UAVs of the “Shahed-136/131” type, one reconnaissance UAV of the “Orlan-10” type and another UAV of an unknown type. 

Units of rocket troops and artillery struck the area of buildup of enemy manpower, two depots of fuel and lubricants, two anti-aircraft defense systems, one artillery unit and another important target of the enemy.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, as a result of russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 475 children were killed. Over 953 children received injuries of various degrees of severity. 

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, awarded state awards to 419 defenders of Ukraine, 105 were awarded posthumously. This is stated in decrees # 243/2023, 244/2023, 245/2023, 246/2023, 247/2023 dated April 28 published on the website of the head of state. Awards were given for personal courage shown in the defense of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, selfless performance of military duty.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at least 17 settlements were under russian shelling. Specifically, russian troops attacked Chervona Zoria, Hoptivka and Dvorichna.

Press service of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration said that 24 soldiers from Kharkiv oblast, who were killed in action, were posthumously awarded. The families of the fallen defenders received orders and medals.

The Alley of Glory at the 18th cemetery in Kharkiv. 25 April 2023. Photo from social media

Yesterday the enemy continued to shell civilian infrastructure and civilians in the settlements of Kharkiv, Chuhuiv and Kupiansk regions.

The shelling of Vovchansk, Chuhuiv region, significantly damaged the building of a kindergarten. In Nesterne village, Chuhuiv region, the shelling damaged the premises and equipment of an agricultural company. One private building was almost destroyed as a result of a rocket attack on Kupiansk. There were no casualties.

Mine clearance is ongoing. Yesterday, pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service examined almost 15 hectares of territory and defused 104 explosive ordnance. Today, a 30-year-old man tripped an unknown explosive device in his own yard in Virnopillia village, Izium region, and exploded. He was hospitalised in a moderate condition.

Donetsk oblast

As of 29 April 2023, more than 1,428 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine. Most children were affected in Donetsk oblast, 452 children,

Mykyta Shandyba, head of the press service of Edelweiss 10th mountain assault brigade reported on the air of Yedyni Novyny that in Bakhmut frontline, the intensity of attacks has decreased. However, russians have enough people to continue pushing the positions of the Defence Forces. Currently, russian troops are mostly shelling Ukrainian positions with artillery and tanks.

Towards Bakhmut, there were 27 engagements yesterday and the Defence Forces eliminated over 300 russian soldiers. They also destroyed an Akatsia self-propelled artillery system, a Lancet kamikaze drone and an army ammunition depot.

Towards Lyman-Kupiansk section of the frontline, the Defence Forces eliminated 58 and injured 84 Russian soldiers. The Armed Forces also hit a T-72 tank, an infantry fighting vehicle and an electronic warfare station.

In Bakhmut, State Border Guard Service servicemen repelled two attempts by russian soldiers to storm the city. They stopped them with small arms and hand grenades. The invaders retreated with losses.

This week, evacuation crews of Bulyi Yanhol (White Angel) police evacuated 20 people from Bakhmut. According to law enforcement, the evacuation is going on both day and night. Almost 1800 residents remain in the city.

In the morning, Russians shelled Malotaranivka of Kramatorsk community. Two people were injured, including a child who suffered severe burns and was taken to hospital.

Towards Donetsk, Avdiivka was shelled 15 times with various weapons, razing the city. This time, the residential sector, industrial area, Avdiivka Coke Plant, a motor depot and a camping area were hit. There were no reports about casualties. In Kurakhove community, a house in Hostre was damaged and the outskirts of Kurakhove and Ostrovske were also shelled. Russians repeatedly shelled Mariinka with artillery.

Towards Horlivka, 1 person was killed and 2 injured, 16 buildings, 3 infrastructure facilities and 2 administrative buildings damaged in Toretsk. Chasiv Yar was under attack – 2 people were injured, a private building and 2 enterprise buildings damaged.

Towards Lysychansk, 2 buildings were destroyed in Lyman community: in Torske and Zarichne.

Aftermath of a missile strike. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration reported that yesterday Russians killed one civilian in Toretsk. Another 11 people were injured.

Luhansk oblast

The enemy made an attempt to attack near Bilohorivka and south of Dibrova yesterday, but failed.

At the same time, our troops are launching massive counterattacks, destroying enemy personnel and armoured vehicles. For instance, the other day they shot down a BTR-60 armoured personnel carrier. This is an old model that russian troops did not use before the war but now they have to.

Yesterday, Russians launched air strikes on Novoiehorivka, Nevske and Bilohorivka. Makiivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Bilohorivka and Novoselivske were shelled with artillery. The extent of the destruction is being clarified.

According to the Luhansk Military Administration, the invaders continue to loot. Specifically, in Bokovo-Khrustalne on the territory occupied in 2014, they are looting the homes of residents.

In Lubianka in Svatove region, the enemy is based in a local school building. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, personnel are deployed in the buildings of educational institutions, while the invaders force the teaching staff to continue the educational process with mandatory attendance of children and teaching staff.

The leadership of russian federation is in a hurry to introduce forced passportisation in the occupied territories. Thus, a decree has been enacted, according to which individuals, who were citizens of the so-called ” LPR”, and stateless persons, are recognised as foreign citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in russia from 30 September 2022.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

According to Bridget Brink, the Ambassador of the United States in Ukraine, the U.S. delegation consisting of Scott Nathan, CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, Erin McKee, Assistant Administrator of USAID Europe/Eurasia, and Maria Longhi, Assistance Coordinator for Europe, arrived in Kyiv. Members of the delegation will sign an agreement with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on a $25 million investment by the International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) in Horizon Capital to help fast-growing small and medium-sized businesses.

Repair works are being completed on Vokzalna Street, Bucha, where urban combat took place during the attempt of the enemy to occupy Kyiv oblast. 50 houses were rebuilt, 12 of which were erected from scratch, and about 2.5 kilometres of the street were reconstructed. The street was restored within the framework of the “Hope for Bucha” project in cooperation with the Global Empowerment Mission (GEM), the Howard Buffett Foundation, the Bucha City Council, and the Quality of Life organization. The program was launched in June 2022. Besides, GEM has reconstructed 164 houses, seven schools, eight hospitals, two kindergartens, and seven apartment blocks.

Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn reported that the private sector in Irpin, within Bagirova Street and Hostomel Highway, will be rebuilt under a unified reconstruction project. Currently, the city authorities are developing project visualisations and collecting data for design. This neighbourhood suffered the most during the occupation of Kyiv oblast – more than 80 damaged and completely destroyed houses, about half of which require overhaul and the rest need to be rebuilt from scratch.

The destruction of Irpin after the attempt of the russian invaders to seize Kyiv oblast. Photo: social media

There are 196 points of access to administrative services in Kyiv oblast. Administrative service centres of Kyiv oblast provide up to 548 types of administrative services. In total, about 231 thousand of such services were provided in the first quarter of 2023. The most popular services were: registration of residence, state registration of real estate, social services, including services for IDPs.

The Alley in Memory of Border Guard Heroes was opened in Boryspil. Soldiers, volunteers, and city officials planted 10 willows to symbolize the eternal memory of all fallen Ukrainian heroes.

On May 12, the National Philharmonic of Ukraine will host a concert “Symphony of Crimea. The Return”. The representatives of the Philharmonic reported that The art project aims not only to present high quality Crimean Tatar academic symphonic music, but also to emphasize the unity of the country, to open the door to the cultural treasures of the peninsula that are inaccessible today due to the temporary occupation of Crimea by the russian federation.

New masterpieces by the famous French artist Christian Guemi, who works under the pseudonym C215, can be seen in Kyiv oblast. Portraits of Lesya Ukrainka, Lyubov Panchenko, a member of the Sixtiers movement, and an elderly couple appeared on the walls of houses destroyed by the russians in Borodyanka, and a mural dedicated to Ukrainians killed in the war was created on one of the buildings of the Verkhovna Rada. The mural depicts Oleksandr Matsievskyi, who was shot by the russian occupiers for saying “Glory to Ukraine!”. 

A mural on the Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv dedicated to the heroes who died in the war, created by Christian Guemi, C215. Photo: social media

Zhytomyr oblast

According to the head of the Zhytomyr-Ovruch Diocese of the OCU, Bishop Paisiy of Zhytomyr and Ovruch, in Zhytomyr oblast, two more parishes that were previously subordinate to the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate – the religious communities of Pylypivka and Pyatka villages – have joined the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

In schools and kindergartens of Zhytomyr oblast, children are taught in “safety classrooms” where they can experience the role of a lifeguard and acquire necessary safety skills. By the end of the year, 147 such classes are planned to be opened in the oblast. One of the “safety classrooms” was opened on April 28 in Zhytomyr at the Civil Protection Museum and Exhibition at the Second Fire and Rescue Unit of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the oblast.

Sumy oblast

According to Sumy Regional Military Administration, over the past 24 hours, the russians shelled Bilopillia, Esman, Znob-Novhorodske, and Seredyno-Buda border communities 7 times. The enemy applied mortars, artillery, and AGS fire, and dropped explosive ordnance from a quadcopter. As a result of the attacks, there were 58 explosions.

At night, the enemy shelled Seredyno-Buda, Znob-Novhorodske, and Bilopillia communities. There were 22 explosions.

In Sumy oblast, 2,000 hectares of agricultural land remain uncleared of mines. According to Sumy Regional Military Administration, to help farmers perform sowing campaign, additional SES units will be deployed in Sumy oblast on Monday to clear the territory of the oblast from mines. Moreover, the National Guard will allocate engineering and demining units with appropriate equipment for land clearing.

Chernihiv oblast

Russian terrorists massively shelled villages in Chernihiv border area. As a result of the shelling, one person was killed and three adults and a teenager were wounded. All of those who had sustained moderate injuries were taken to a local hospital where they received the necessary treatment. Novhorod-Siversk RMA and Semenivka community work together to evacuate villages where the threat of shelling remains.

The russian military dropped a FAB-500 guided missile on civilian houses in Semenivka in Novhorod-Siverskyi region – three civilians were wounded, 6 houses were damaged and a fire broke out. Shelling of Tymonovychi village killed a 63-year-old local resident, wounded a teenager and damaged 3 houses.

The enemy shelled the villages of Halahanivka and Zarichchya with artillery and MLRS, and launched missiles from helicopters in the direction of Leonivka and Krasny Khutir villages. Chernihiv and Koryukivka districts were also under fire.

By 12 p.m., the enemy continued shelling border villages using barrel artillery. Police in the oblast record damaged and destroyed houses, outbuildings, and cars of local residents. A horse was killed by one of the explosions on the territory of a private household. As a result of shelling, a number of settlements in the area were left without electricity.

According to the head of the National Police Ivan Vyhivskyi, as a result of an enemy air strike on civilian facilities in one of the villages of Chernihiv oblast, three policemen – – Ihor Rogovyi, Vladyslav Cherepnin, and Taras Kovalkevych – were injured. The investigative team arrived at the site of the previous shelling to record the damage, but at the same time the enemy launched another attack. Law enforcement officers were taken to hospital and are being treated.

Police officers record the consequences of russian shelling in Chernihiv oblast. Photo: Ivan Vyhivskyi

According to Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, the non-governmental organisation GLOBSEC, chaired by the fourth President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, provides training for our EOD specialists. Currently, 9 teams of the State Emergency Service are working on demining the territory of the oblast, with the assistance of international partners – Demining Solutions, The Halo Trust, FCD, DRC. Since then, more than 60,000 explosive devices have been discovered and disposed of.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to the head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk, the russian army shelled the Chervonohryhorivka community in the Nikopol region with heavy artillery. 

According to the head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk, President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel visited the Dnipro region. During the meeting, they discussed further cooperation on the reconstruction of the Dnipro oblast. 

Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Serhii Lysak informed that Dnipropetrovsk Oblast signed an agreement with the Czech community to produce a modern medical bus that can simultaneously provide assistance to 12 wounded. The Czech Republic also delivered 9 multifunctional beds. Each bed has a remote control that allows you to adjust the position of the body and an anti-decubitus mattress, and works from the power grid autonomously. 

Vinnytsia oblast

​​ Volodymyr Baretskyi, mayor of Sharhorod reported that soldier Yurii Nakonechnyi from the village of Ivashkivtsi returned from russian captivity on 16 April. On 28 April, the defender returned home. This was reported by.  He was met there by villagers, schoolchildren, and parents.

Kirovohrad oblast

A free tactical medicine training was organized for students at the Central Ukrainian National Technical University in Kropyvnytskyi. Participants were taught how to apply a tourniquet, stop blood and evacuate a wounded person.

Cherkasy oblast

According to the Head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets, the rescue and search operation in Uman is over. 23 people were killed by a russian missile.  

According to the Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko, six of the casualties were children: 3 boys (aged 1,5 and 16, 17 years) and 3girls (aged  8, 11  and 14 years) were killed. Two women are still missing. 

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Yuriy Malashko, the head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, reported that russian troops conducted 56 strikes in 14 civilian towns and villages over the past day: 50 artillery attacks, 1 air strike, 3 from UAVs, 2 from MLRS. 22 reports of destruction or damage to houses and property were received. 

According to the Zaporizhzhia regional policeon April 28, the occupation forces fired at Uspenivka, Stepnohirsk and Kamianske, Gulyaypole, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Mala Tokmachka, Bilohirya, Olhivske, Charivne, Gulyaypilsk, and Stepove. Three enemy drones were launched on the territory of Charyvne and Kamianske villages. Police officers recorded the most hits in Orikhiv district at the homes of citizens. The homes of residents of the Gulyaypil district were also damaged. 

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine said, on April 28, in Zaporizhzhia and Zaporizhzhia district, sappers of the State Emergency Service seized a cassette element of the Uragan MLRS, a warhead of the Tor missile, and three grenade launchers. The explosive devices were neutralized. An outbuilding caught fire in Polohivskyi district as a result of hostile shelling. Rescuers extinguished the fire on an area of 50 m2. No one was injured in the incident. 

Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov is on a working visit to the United States. On April 28, he met with U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken as part of the Summit of the Americas. He noted that they discussed further support for Ukraine by partners, especially important against the backdrop of another terror – the cynical killing of civilians in Uman, Kyiv and Dnipro regions. 

Dmytro Orlov, the mayor of Enerhodar, reported, in the temporarily occupied Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia oblast, local residents are dying of poisoning from surrogate alcohol brought to the city by russians.

An exhibition of Ukrainian artist Oleh Hryshchenko (Zhytomyr-Kyiv) from the series “Wartime Posters” opened in Zaporizhzhia. He transfers the plots of myths to our wartime. “Along with the characters that are well-known all over the world, it was important for me to show Ukrainian symbols like Kobzar, who is a defense against cultural occupation, or Cossack Mamai, who is a dedication to all the heroes who are defending us at the front,” the author notes. The exhibitions in the series “Wartime Posters” are a joint project of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Zaporizhzhia City Council and the BIRUCHIY contemporary art project.

Poster exhibition in Zaporizhzhia. Photo: from social media

Mykolaiv oblast

A car rally was held today in Mykolaiv to celebrate the Day of the Navy Flag of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The event was organized by the servicemen of the Members of the “Angels” Ukrainian Navy special unit. A convoy of 57 vehicles drove through the city. Among the participants were defenders serving in the Navy, relatives and friends of the servicemen, as well as ordinary Mykolaiv residents.

Odesa oblast

In Odesa oblast, the night of April 28-29 was relatively calm: no air raid warnings and no shelling. However, the threat of a missile attack remains extremely high for Odesa oblast.  As of April 28, the enemy’s naval grouping in the Black Sea consisted of 17 units maneuvering near the temporarily occupied Crimea and the russian coast. During last night’s attack, the number of surface missile launchers was increased to three units with a maximum possible volley of 24 Kalibr missiles. Five large amphibious ships were also on duty,” –  South Operational Command reported.

A new artificial lung ventilation apparatus was handed over to the Central District Hospital of Safianivka village council in Izmail district, Odesa oblast, as part of the “Aid 4 Ukraine” public initiative. The modern ALV apparatus was received from the Italian Association of Ukrainians in Verona “Malve di Ucraina” with the financial and organizational support of the “Malvy Ukraine” Charitable Foundation (Lviv), the Association “Movimento per i bambini ODV” (Italy), the “Rosa Pristina” Foundation (Italy), “Monolith Italia Nord SRL”, the “National Council for Health and Safety (NCHS)”, the “Center for Regional Studies” and “Rewilding Ukraine” from Odesa.

Moldova and Ukraine have agreed to abolish customs control in Odesa region. The signed protocol provides for the simplification of control procedures for rail transit of goods with a point of departure and destination in Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova, or when the point of departure or destination is in a third country, such as Romania.

The Wall of Heroes monument is opened in Odesa in honor of killed border guards. On April 30, Ukraine celebrates the Day of the Border Guard. This year the Border Guard Service of Ukraine turns 105 years old, and on the eve of this date, the Wall of Heroes monument was unveiled in the city. This was reported by the press service of the Odesa City Council. The monument carves the names of 68 servicemen of the State Border Guard Service who died for the independence of our country.

Kherson oblast

The russian invaders once again fired on the village of Bilozerska community in Kherson  oblast. A man died as a result of the shelling. One person was wounded.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration reported that on the night of April 28, the russian army fired on the village of Bilozerska community in Kherson region. A man was killed. Almost 30 houses in the village were damaged. 

According to the Kherson RMA, russian occupants fired 33 times at civilian settlements in Kherson region. They fired 177 shells from artillery, MLRS, mortars and tanks. Russians attacked Kherson 5 times, firing 24 shells at the city. The enemy hit the territory of the hospital in Bilozerka. One person was killed and six others were injured.

In the Kherson region, the military administration was instructed to proactively work out evacuation routes for local residents in the event of massive shelling by the russian occupiers. This was stated by the head of the military administration Oleksandr Prokudin. He noted that in recent days, the russian federation has intensified shelling not only in Kherson oblast, but throughout Ukraine.

Volodymyr Kovalenko, mayor of Nova Kakhovka, said, in the temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka, Kherson oblast, russian troops are building additional defensive fortifications. Almost every day, work is underway to further strengthen and build up the defenses on the left bank, which they have presumably set up in anticipation of a future counteroffensive by the Ukrainian army. And these works have now moved deeper into the territory – they are digging trenches and erecting reinforced concrete structures.

In Kherson, a collection of works by residents of the region “Kherson Region. Art resistance” was presented in Kherson. This is a joint event of the literary and musical event “Poetry Cupboard” and the art project Litterra without Borders. The book includes works by 54 authors. These are professionals and beginners who wrote poems after February 24, 2022.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The RMA held a meeting of the Volyn Regional Coordination Council on national-patriotic education. This year, 12 national-patriotic events are planned to be held in Volyn, and over UAH 400K from the regional budget have been earmarked for this.

Soldiers of the 100th Territorial Defense Brigade received 7 MOTOTRBO DP4800 portable radio stations worth UAH 200K. Walkie-talkies were purchased with funds from the city budget of Lutsk.

Zakarpattia oblast

In the humanitarian aid center Owl’s Nest this week, IDPs registered in Uzhhorod received 80 packages with necessary things for children under 2 years old; 100 grocery sets, clothes, bed linen and dishes (2,5K units) thanks to PDUM Partnerschaft Deutschland-Ukraine/Moldova e. V.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

A charity auction was held in the city of Kosiv in support of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade Edelveis. The organizer of the event was the Tourist Association Hutsulia public organization. Over UAH 850K collected were donated to support the military.

The RMA awarded Bohdan Melnyk, a soldier of the 10th separate mountain assault brigade Edelveis with the medal For Services to Prykarpattia, the highest award in the oblast. The soldier has been participating in hostilities since 2014. Now continues to defend the country in the East.

Lviv oblast

The RMA reported that defenders who, due to injury or illness, have the status of “disabled person as a result of the war” can receive financial aid for rehabilitation from the regional budget.

In Yavoriv region, the Caritas Lviv UGCC CF provided 100 food kits for IDPs. The Norwegian Refugee Council in Ukraine handed over 17 packages to IDP families with children under the age of 4. The assistance was provided within the framework of the work of the Consultative and Coordination Center at Yavoriv Regional State Administration.

Rivne oblast

Territorial defense brigades and border guards are training in the north of Rivne oblast. All conditions are close to combat conditions. This is the first such training in the oblast. Thanks to the obstacle course, military personnel under the guidance of their commanders practice several tasks. They gain psychological stability and training, which will later be needed in a real battle.

Ternopil oblast

On the basis of the Ternopil Vocational College, the Course of National Resistance started with enhanced military and physical training. These are short introductory modules of military training that can be completed by any citizen of Ukraine. The course aims to acquaint citizens with the basics of military affairs. The total duration of training is about four weeks.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Dmytro Bezrukyi, Vadym Havryliuk, Artur Krukovskyi, and Vasyl Shevchuk were awarded (posthumously) with state awards at the RMA. The families of the Heroes received awards.

Chernivtsi oblast

In Chernivtsi, the UOC of the moscow patriarchate was deprived of the right to use the city’s land, namely, about 22 plots on which temples are located.

The RMA reported that fighters of the Bukovyna Territorial Defense Forces brigade received a drone, a generator and military first-aid kits.

The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea opened in Chernivtsi. The work of the diplomatic mission, in particular, will contribute to the improvement of international cooperation and the development of new projects on the territory of the oblast.

In Chernivtsi, the Ukrainian Women’s Guard NGO conducted the training Domestic Assistance in Case of Some Emergencies. During the training, participants learned cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid for bleeding, etc. The training was conducted by an experienced instructor, a teacher of emergency conditions at the Chernivtsi Medical College.

Training Domestic Assistance in Some Emergency Situations in Chernivtsi. Photo: NGO UWG

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

The Ministry of Finance informed that the state budget of Ukraine received $1.25 billion in grants from the US. The funds will be used for pension payments, assistance to internally displaced persons, salaries for health care workers and payments to employees of the State Emergency Service.

Margarita Robles, Minister of Defense of Spain, reported that six Leopard tanks, provided to Ukraine by Spain, are already in Poland, from where they will go to Ukraine by rail. Spain is also due to send four more Leopard tanks, which are currently being repaired at a factory in Seville.

The US will deploy sensors in Ukraine that can detect bursts of radiation from a nuclear weapon or “dirty bomb” and can confirm who carried out the attack. This decision was made in part so that, in the event of russia’s use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine, it would be possible to determine its trail and prove moscow’s fault.

Arvidas Anusauskas, Minister of Defense of Lithuania, announced that the country sent Land Rover SUVs and dry ration to Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, Petr Pavel, President of the Czech Republic, and Zuzana Chaputova, President of Slovakia, signed a joint declaration supporting the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.

Petr Pavel, President of the Czech Republic, announced that Ukraine and the Czech Republic have prepared 6 projects for the joint production of ammunition, weapons, tank repair, as well as the potential production of training aircraft.

The presidents of the Czech Republic and Slovakia were forced to hide in Kyiv in a shelter during the air raid. Photo from social networks

Germany offers to produce 250K shells for Ukraine. The proposal to produce such a number of shells for Ukraine came at a meeting of directors of arms companies, which took place this week. The Rheinmetall concern, an arms manufacturer from Dusseldorf, will be engaged in the production of ammunition.

Dmytro Kuleba, Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced that North Macedonia became the 36th country to join the working group on the creation of a special tribunal on the crime of russian aggression against Ukraine.

Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commissioner for Trade, announced that the European Commission and five EU countries (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia) agreed on the transit of agricultural products from Ukraine.

Rafael Grossi, IAEA Director General, reported that IAEA experts at the Zaporizhia NPP were once again forced to stay in shelters due to air alarms, and the sounds of ongoing shelling could be heard nearby. Also, one mine exploded near the station.

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, reported that Canada and the EU agreed to continue to support Ukraine in all necessary ways. Ursula von der Leyen noted that the EU and Canada work together “on issues of global importance – Ukraine, the Indo-Pacific region, climate change and economic security.”

In Warsaw, the school building attached to the russian Embassy is confiscated from the state. According to the TVP Info Polish publication, the police have blocked the entrance to the yard and employees of the city hall are carrying out an inventory of the property outside. Despite the protests of the russians, police representatives gave the school’s employees and guards until 7 p.m. to leave the building.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave an interview to Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian journalists. They discussed russian aggression, expectations of a counteroffensive, the importance of modern Hornet and F-16 aircraft during hostilities, the July NATO summit, as well as the de-occupation of Crimea and the price Ukraine will have to pay for it.

Petr Pavel, President of the Czech Republic, during the meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, emphasized that he will insist on the start of negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the EU this year.

Pope Francis during a trip to Hungary met with Ukrainian refugees.

France strongly condemns russian missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine, in particular, in the Cherkasy, Dnipropetrovsk and Kyiv oblast. The French Foreign Ministry stated that russia deliberately targeted residential buildings in the city of Uman, which “resulted in high casualties among the civilian population, including children.”

Stephen King, legendary writer, spoke about the hostile attack in his Twitter. “russia is killing more and more Ukrainian civilians, including children, with drone strikes. This is not war. This is terrorism,” Stephen wrote.

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Tamara Moshkovska, Sofia Ratynska, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Vita Petrenko, Аnna Efremova, Halyna Vaskiv

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


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