War in Ukraine today: latest news, August 1, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 524th 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 6 pm:   

The russian army conducted 1 missile strike, 49 airstrikes, and carried out 33 MRLS attacks with rocket artillery on the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian settlements. There were casualties among the civilian population.

Ukraine is still under the threat of missile and airstrikes. There were 26 military clashes.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the operational situation did not change. 

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the russian army conducted artillery and mortar shelling on over 20 populated areas. These areas include Halahanivka, Chernihiv oblast, Atynske, Basivka, Rozhkovychi, Sumy oblast, and Udy, Kozacha Lopan, Petropavlivka, and Nesterne, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, the russian army experienced artillery and mortar shelling in Topoli, Kamianka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupiansk, and Kyslivka, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Lyman, populated areas Nevske, Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast, and Verkhniokamianske, Spirne, Rozdolivka in Donetsk oblast were shelled with artillery.

Towards Bakhmut, russian troops made unsuccessful attempts to regain lost positions north and west of Klischiivka, Donetsk oblast. Over 10 populated areas, including Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, and Bila Hora, Donetsk oblast, suffered from russian artillery shelling.

Towards Avdiivka, the Ukrainian military successfully repelled attacks by russian troops under intense fire from russian aviation and artillery in the area of Avdiivka. Over 10 populated areas, including Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Karlivka, and Novobakhmutivka, Donetsk oblast, were shelled with  artillery.

Towards Mariinka, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to restrain the russian troops’ advance in the area of Marinka. The russian army carried out an aviation strike in the area of Krasnohorivka and shelled over 10 populated areas, including Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pobeda, and Hostre in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Shakhtarsk, russian soldiers conducted aviation strikes in the areas of Blahodatne and Staromykhailivka, Donetsk oblast. They also made unsuccessful attempts to regain lost positions east of Staromykhailivka. Over 10 populated areas, including Vuhledar, Vodiane, Blahodatne, and Zolota Nyva, Donetsk oblast, were shelled with artillery.

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the russian army is concentrating its main efforts on preventing further advancement of the Ukrainian military. They launched an aviation strike in the area of Orikhiv in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Over 15 populated areas, including Novodarivka, Bilohirya, Orikhiv, and Kamianske, Zaporizhzhia oblast, were shelled with  artillery. 

Towards Kherson, over 10 populated areas, including Sadove, Tokariivka, Antonivka, Mykhailivka, and the city of Kherson, shelled with  russian artillery shelling.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces continue their offensive operation towards Melitopol and Berdiansk consolidating their positions at achieved boundaries and conducting counter-battery measures.

The Armed Forces’ aviation launched 7 strikes on the areas of russian manpower, equipment, and military vehicles buildup, 1 strike on a command post, and 1 strike on an anti-aircraft missile system of russian troops.

The units of rocket forces and artillery targeted and hit 10 artillery positions, 4 radio-electronic warfare stations, 4 command posts, 1 area of equipment and military vehicle concentration, 5 anti-aircraft defense systems, 3 areas of personnel concentration, and 2 other important russian targets.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported that since the full-scale invasion started, 9,369 people have been officially confirmed dead. Another 16,649 people were injured of various degrees of severity. They also emphasized that the actual number of victims has not been established.

According to the Defense Express, Ukraine, the production of “Rubak” operational-strategic kamikaze drones, already shown their effectiveness on the battlefield, has begun. The flight range of drones can reach up to 500 kilometers.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

In July, it became known that 33 defenders of Ukraine from the Kharkiv oblast were killed. The deaths were officially reported by communities or universities.

Hanna Maliar, Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine, said that russian troops are conducting assaults towards Kupiansk, Lyman and Svatove in order to keep Ukrainian troops away from the eastern offensive.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at least 10 settlements were under russian mortar and artillery attack. Specifically, Kozacha Lopan, Topoli and Kyslivka were attacked.

Towards Kupiansk, our troops successfully repelled another enemy attack east of Berestove yesterday.

The press service of the Regional State Administration reported that the first three of 10 module boiler houses have been installed in Izium. In Izium, they are being equipped at the expense of the regional budget, at a cost of UAH 60 million.

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said that today, around 12 am, the enemy shelled Pershotravneve village, Izium region. According to preliminary medical data, 1 man in his 50s was injured and hospitalised. A 70-year-old woman was also injured. Oleksandr Tertyshnyi, Head of the Village Military Administration informed that before russian invasion, up to five hundred people lived in Pershotravneve, now there are less than a hundred.

Viktor Kovalenko, Head of Zolochiv Village Military Administration, said that Baranivka village was shelled with artillery on 1 August at 3:30 pm. Three buildings and power lines were damaged, a barn and a garage destroyed. There were no casualties.

Press service of the Kharkiv Regional State Emergency Service reported that on 1 August, four fires broke out as a result of shelling in Petropavlivka, Kupiansk region. A private building, an extension to a residential building, an outbuilding and grass of 200 square metres caught fire at different addresses.

Around midnight, the enemy attacked Kharkiv with five Shahed drones. A three-storey building of an educational institution in Saltiv region was hit. Two floors were destroyed and a fire broke out. There were no casualties.

Fire caused by shelling. Photo: telegram channel of Oleh Syniehubov/Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

Three more 3 hits on the territory of the sports complex in Shevchenkove region. A two-storey building was damaged. A 63-year-old security guard was injured and hospitalised.

During the day, the enemy shelled settlements in Chuhuiv, Bohodukhiv, Kharkiv, Izium and Kupiansk regions. Specifically, Udy, Vetarynarne, Starytsia, Vovchansk, Kolodiazne, Novomlynsk and other settlements were under enemy attack. Residential buildings and outbuildings were damaged and fires broke out.

Pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service defused 50 explosive ordnance over the day.

Donetsk oblast

In July, 49 people were killed and 130 others injured by russian shelling. Most of the deceased and injured were in Toretsk, Kostiantynivka and Lyman communities.

Serhii Cherevatyi, Spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that during the day, russian troops attacked 716 times towards Bakhmut with all types of cannon and rocket artillery and 617 times towards Lyman-Kupiansk.

Press service of Donetsk police reported that in Vodiane, near Vuhledar, Medicine of Resilience project has been launched. It was created for people living on the frontline. Specifically, the villagers were examined by doctors and given medicines.

Donetsk Regional Military Administration noted that 16 mobile concrete shelters to protect against shelling were put into operation in Kramatorsk. Another 5 mobile shelters are planned to be installed.

Olena Rudenko, Representative of Donetsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that in the afternoon, russian troops shelled Kurakhove, possibly with artillery. Two people were injured.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration, said that Avdiivka was shelled with a tank, there were hits on four streets.

Towards Volnovakha, Vuhledar and Blahodatne of Velyka Novosilka community were shelled, there were no casualties.

Towards Donetsk, 2 people were killed in Zoriane of Kurakhove community. Avdiivka suffered tank shelling, four streets were hit. Krasnohorivka and Heorhiivka of Marinka community were targeted. A building in Soloviove of Ocheretyne community was damaged.

Towards Horlivka, russians shelled Oleksandro-Kalynove of Illinivsk community from Uragan MRLs. A building was damaged in Chasiv Yar community. In Niu-York, 35 buildings and an orphanage were damaged by air strikes and 5 more buildings damaged in Toretsk.

Towards Lysychansk, 10 buildings were damaged in Zvanivka community: 5 in Zvanivka and 5 in Pereizne. There were 16 attacks on Lyman community.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration reported that yesterday russians killed 2 civilians in Zoriane. Another 3 people were injured over the day.

Luhansk oblast

The enemy is pushing near Novoselivske and has tried several times to test the strength of our defence line. However, Ukrainian soldiers are bravely holding the line and have once again repelled russian assaults in this frontline. The contact line is constantly under attack by the enemy air strikes. They also continue to terrorise settlements, including Bilohorivka and Nevske, with artillery.

The invaders continue to use civilian infrastructure to deploy personnel. For instance, about 100 russian servicemen are currently living in a mine dispensary in Nyzhnii Naholchyk, near Antratsyt. In Semykozivka in Bilovodsk region, about the same number of invaders are located in the buildings of an educational institution.

Before the start of the new school year, russians are looking for children who do not attend school in the occupied territories. If they find such cases, they threaten the family with loss of parental rights.

Luhansk Regional Military Administration said that residents of Sievierodonetsk region have sent almost 35K reports about their homes destroyed by russians. In total, there are more than 39K such reports in the region. As of 31 July, citizens of Luhansk oblast sent 39055 information reports about damaged/destroyed real estate. The military administrations of the territorial communities processed 33392 reports.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

In July, russian troops attacked Kyiv with 16 Shahed UAVs. According to Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv City Military Administration, there were no attacks with Kinzhal, cruise or ballistic missiles on the capital. At the same time, the threat of repeated missile attacks on Kyiv by russia remains high.

As part of their working visit to Kyiv oblast, the Croatian delegation visited Lyceum No. 2 and Veselka kindergarten in Hostomel. The guests donated a powerful generator from the Republic of Croatia and the UNICEF International Fund for the boiler room that supports the kindergarten and several houses. The international partners also inspected the destroyed airfield of the Antonov airport, where the russians destroyed the Mriya aircraft.

A memorandum of cooperation was signed in Kyiv between the capital and the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. The document primarily provides for cooperation in the rehabilitation of military and civilians affected by the full-scale war with russia. In particular, it concerns the purchase of modern rehabilitation equipment for a large rehabilitation center.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klychko met with the new German Ambassador to Ukraine Martin Jaeger. They discussed the situation in Ukraine and the capital, further German assistance in the fight against the russian aggressor, and support for Ukraine on its way to the EU.

Ruslan Kravchenko, the head of the RMA, announced that 11 MAVIC 3Ts were handed over by Kyiv region to the fighters of the 114th Brigade of the Territorial Defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Some of its separated battalions are actively destroying the invaders in the east of the country.

Kyiv RMA reported that 10 communities in Kyiv oblast have received school buses – this is the first batch purchased at the expense of the state, regional and local budgets. In total, the communities will receive 45 buses. It is noted that today in the region more than 32 thousand children live outside the walking distance to schools. Currently, there are 328 school buses, but this number is not enough.

The emblem of the former USSR was removed from the Motherland monument in Kyiv. The Ministry of Culture reported that the replacement of the communist symbol with the Trident will be completed by Ukraine’s Independence Day.

Zhytomyr oblast

Zhytomyr City Council announced that the first modular shelters will be installed in Zhytomyr oblast. Six basic shelters will operate on the territory of the community and the budget will allocate UAH 25 million for their construction. Each building will be able to accommodate 20 to 50 people.

A sports competition for combatants and veterans will be held in Zhytomyr. This was reported on the page of the Strongman Federation of Ukraine. The event, called Strong of Ukraine, will take place on August 6. Participants will compete in rowing on a simulator, air bikes, and bench press.

Sumy oblast

On July 31, 28 enemy attacks took place during the day. There were 164 explosions recorded. The enemy fired at 17 settlements in 8 territorial communities: Krasnopillia, Bilopillia, Yunakivka, Khotyn, Seredyno-Buda, Znob-Novhorodske, Velyka Pysarivka, and Nova Sloboda. The enemy used mortars, artillery, grenade launchers, and MLRS, as well as two unguided rockets launched from a helicopter. As a result of the shelling, the roof of a private grain storage facility, 5 households, and 1 yard were damaged and 1 person was wounded.

A total of 21 explosions were heard over Sumy oblast during the night. The enemy shelled 3 settlements in 3 territorial communities: Bilopillia, Yunakivka, and Shalyhine.

As reported by Sumy Regional Military Administration, the number of people injured by a missile strike in Sumy has increased to 22. Three people remain in hospital.

A significant part of the unique linocut engravings dedicated to the Holodomor was saved in the in Sumy. On July 29, an enemy missile destroyed the educational building of the Sumy Interregional Higher Vocational School, which was home to the center for research on the Holodomor resistance movement in Sumy oblast.

Sumy Mayor Oleksandr Lysenko reported that a meeting was held with residents of the damaged houses. They discussed the restoration of property and other types of assistance. At the next session, authorities will consider allocating funds from the community budget to help the victims. 

Chernihiv oblast

In the last 24 hours, the russian invaders fired on Semenivka and Novhorod-Siverskyi communities in Chernihiv oblast, inflicting 71 strikes on local territories. This was reported by the State Border Guard Service. The enemy fired 59 mortar rounds and 10 rockets in the direction of the villages of Zaliznyi Mist, Mykolayivka and Karpovychi in Semenivka region. There were two attacks from barrel artillery in the direction of the village of Krasny Khutir in Novhorod-Siverskyi region.

On the night of August 1, a russian sabotage and reconnaissance group attempted to infiltrate the territory of Ukraine. The subversives, who were detected by a thermal imager, were subjected to lethal fire. The area was reinforced by the reserves of the SBGSU and the Armed Forces.

In Chernihiv oblast, a battalion commander of the russian army was notified of suspicion of violating the laws and customs of war. A 30-year-old battalion commander executed a man who served in the Ukrainian Armed Forces after torturing him and three other local residents. It happened in the village of Lukashivka while it was temporarily occupied.

Teams of foresters, electricians and military personnel in the Horodnya region together bought a car for the defenders. Employees of Forests of Ukraine, Chernihivenergo, Horodnya Territorial center for recruitment and social support raised money for a car for the 72nd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after the Black Cossacks.

Vyacheslav Chaus, head of the Chernihiv RMA, informed that about 70,000 square meters of camouflage netting was made for the front line by volunteers from Nizhyn. The volunteers, who call themselves the Pokrova Battalion, gather on the territory of the Pokrova Church and weave 100-150 m² of camouflage netting every day.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Regional Council, reported that the russian army shelled Nikopol with heavy artillery during the day. 

Sergey Lysak, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said that the number of injured, due to the missile attack on Kryvyi Rih, increased to 80. Among them are 7 children. 19 people remain in hospitals. All of them are in moderate condition. 

Vinnytsia oblast

Serhiy Morgunov ​​Mayor  of Vinnytsia, announced that in Vinnytsia, 321 fintech companies are officially registered. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, 1584 jobs have been created on the basis of the relocated business. 

Vinnytsia Gaz employees joined the all-Ukrainian project Side by Side. For eight days, specialists Mykhailo Dzimina and Anatolii Krupskyi worked in Kherson oblast.

Kirovohrad oblast

In the city of Novoukrainka, Kirovohrad oblast, a Ukrainian soldier, Artem Tantsyura, released from russian captivity, was met.

Artem Tantsiur, released from Russian captivity. Photo: from social media

Poltava oblast

A new mural was unveiled in Poltava. It is dedicated to the struggle of the Ukrainian people against russia. The artist of the mural is Dmitry Belokin. The picture shows a knight destroying a beast that represents the russian empire.

Cherkasy oblast

140 laptops for Cherkasy educators were purchased by the charity organisation World Vision International. The gadgets and equipment were handed over to schools to organise distance learning and equip institutions that have sheltered internally displaced students.

Cherkasy artillerymen of the 118th Territorial Defence Brigade received 120mm mortars, vehicles, radios, quadcopters and other equipment for the brigade’s mortar battery from the volunteers of the Come Back Alive Foundation.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration reported that over the past day, on  July 31, russian proxies shelled 24 localities in Zaporizhzhia oblast. There were no casualties. 

On  July 31, as a result of shelling by the russian army, four fires broke out in the Pologovsky district, Zaporizhzhia oblast. A house, an outbuilding and a car were on fire.

Over the day, the Defence Forces in the Tavriya sector destroyed 16 units of russian occupiers’ military equipment. 

Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol, reported that the occupiers’ authorities have chosen Melitopol as the administrative and logistics centre of the occupied South. There is a massive influx of people from russia. This is being done to kill the Ukrainian thought and Ukrainian consciousness of local residents. The biggest propaganda is being organised among Ukrainian children. They are taken on holiday to the territory of the russian federation or deported and given up for adoption.  

Mykolaiv oblast

Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration reported that yesterday, on 31 July, at 14:51, 15:53, 16:45 and at night today, on 1 August, at 02:02, the enemy fired artillery shells at the water area of the Ochakivska community. Also yesterday (at 17:16), enemy artillery shelling was recorded in the open territory of the Kutsurub community.  There were no casualties.

On 1 August, a delegation from the United Nations Development Programme during the meeting discussed important matters concerning the development of the administrative service centre (ASC) system and the healthcare sector, with financial support from the Danish government.

The sapper divers of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Mykolaiv Oblast have been actively involved since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. They have conducted 55 tasks, surveyed 18.73 hectares of underwater areas, and destroyed 79 different calibre munitions. Despite their efforts, there are ongoing concerns, particularly in areas previously surveyed but now submerged or flooded after the occupiers blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam, as water continuously brings various explosive objects back into the area, posing a continuous threat.

Odesa oblast

As of the evening of 31 July, the South Operational Command reported that there were fourteen enemy ships on duty in the Black Sea. Among them were one surface missile carrier and two submarine missile carriers, capable of carrying up to sixteen “Kalibr” missiles. This indicates a significant military presence in the region, posing a continued threat.

The Artsyz Central Support Hospital received modern medical equipment for its intensive care unit and intensive care unit. The equipment will enhance the hospital’s ability to monitor the condition of patients effectively. The medical equipment was provided through the logistics hub for humanitarian aid #HelpUkraineCenterUSA, established at the initiative of Ukrainian businessmen. Such support is crucial in helping medical institutions provide better care amid the ongoing crisis.

Kherson oblast

Kherson Regional Military Administration reported that around 11 am, the russian army shelled Kherson community. The shells hit the operating theatre of the Karabelesh hospital. Two floors of the hospital were damaged, and the rubble is being cleared. A doctor was killed and five medical workers were injured.


Consequences of the shelling of the hospital. Photo from social media

Near the village of Chkalove, a tractor driver was blown up on a russian mine. The 41-year-old man was hospitalised.

Over the course of the day, soldiers of the Kherson Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade of the South Military Command destroyed two Lancet attack drones in the southern sector.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, over the past day, russian troops shelled more than 25 settlements in Kherson region with artillery. In particular, Mykhailivka, Dudchany, Beryslav, Lviv, Dniprovske and Kherson.  

Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported that over the past day, the russian army attacked Kherson oblast 51 times. They fired 61 shells at the oblast centre. They hit residential areas, an administrative building and an educational institution in Kherson district. The territory of an enterprise in Beryslav region was also hit. Four people were killed and 18 were injured, including a child. This was reported by the head of Kherson Regional Military Administration.

Kherson rescuers have received decontamination equipment. It will help to treat personnel, vehicles, equipment and facilities in the event of chemical, biological or radiation contamination. The systems were delivered from Ternopil oblast.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Borys Karpus, Mayor of Novovolinsk, informed that swamp tires, sleeping bags, socks, food, etc., were sent to the 14th separate mechanized brigades.

Zakarpattia oblast

The RMA reported that workers of the village council of Bushtyn community will work in Velyka Oleksandrivka in Kherson oblast during the week as part of the implementation of the Side by Side presidential initiative.

Residents from Zakarpattia set a record by raising the largest flag over all the two-thousanders of the Ukrainian Carpathians. In one day, the national flag was raised on mountains of Petros, Hoverla, Rebra, Hutyn Tomnatyk, Brebeneskul and Pip Ivan Chornohirskyi. The total length of the hiking route is 57 km, the total elevation gain is 3 058 m.

Residents from Zakarpattia set a record. Photo: Zakarpattia RMA

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast continues the reconstruction of the village of Blahodativka in Kherson oblast as part of the Side by Side project. Here, the russian occupiers damaged a school and residential buildings. A total of 94 objects. Some of them are completely destroyed.

Lviv oblast

The RMA reported that during July, specialists of the Coordination Center at the Lviv Regional Government Office provided free psychological assistance to almost 3K people in different areas of the oblast.

Pustomytov city hospital received rehabilitation equipment for defenders from Rada Miasta Krakowa (Poland).

6 cars were sent from Estonia for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Union of Entrepreneurs of Sambir region organized and supplemented cars with important cargoes.

60 children of Pidberiztsiv community, whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, spent 10 days of summer vacation in Gmina Ciechanowiec in Poland thanks to the city hall and employees of Tsekhanovets commune.

UAH 43K were collected by residents of the village of Vyriv during a charity concert to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

An Adaptation of Veterans to Civilian Life project is being implemented in Lviv oblast. Residents of nine communities of the oblast can already join the project.

Rivne oblast

During the 523 days of the war, there were 442 air raids in Rivne oblast. Summarizing July: a total of 14 alarms (21 alarms were in June); the longest alarm was recorded on July 25 (2 hours 40 min); the shortest alarm – July 20 (16 min); alarms were announced twice during the day on July 11, 20 and 26; the maximum number of days without alarms is 5 days. Silence mode lasted from 01 July (midnight) to 06 July (02:06).

Ternopil oblast

Serhii Nadal, Mayor of the Ternopil, announced that medics from the city dental polyclinic once again help soldiers in Kharkiv oblast thanks to mobile dentistry. This is already the 11th trip of medics of the mobile dental office to military combat positions.

Serhii Nadal, Mayor of Ternopil, announced that for the military unit that was formed in Ternopil, 6 thermal imagers and specialized shoes were sent, which will help the defenders in demining.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

During the week, 378 measurements of radiation background indicators were carried out, no deviations were detected.

During the week, 37 IDPs arrived in Khmelnytskyi oblast by evacuation trains, 24 of them were placed in the oblast. 450 kg of clothes were issued for 334 IDPs at the clothing distribution point for Khmelnytskyi RMA.

The RMA reported that this weekend, the children of Ukrainian defenders were sent to Poland for a vacation thanks to the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Chernivtsi oblast

The RMA reported that over the past year, 313 Points of Invincibility were created, which helped to survive the blackout.

The RMA reported that over the past year, 112 enterprises relocated to the oblast.

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

Croatia provided Ukraine with EUR 1 mln to the inspection of agricultural lands for the presence of mines and other explosive objects, their demining and restoration.

The US concluded agreements with Bulgaria and South Korea on the supply of 155-mm shells to Ukraine Thus, the United States seeks to increase the volume of supplies of 155-mm ammunition, which is critical for Ukraine, to support the counteroffensive.

A service center for repair and maintenance of UAVs will be established in Ukraine. The Ministry of Defense signed a corresponding agreement with the BAYKAR MAKINA Turkish company.

NABU leadership met with Jennes de Mol, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ukraine, and Sebastian van der Weide, Second Secretary for Political Affairs. The key purpose of the meeting is cooperation to overcome corruption.

Dmytro Kuleba, Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, reported that Ukraine and Croatia agreed on the export of Ukrainian grain through the Danube and the Adriatic Sea.

Three foreign vessels entered the Ukrainian port. This is the first time since russia’s refusal to extend the grain agreement. The cargo ships belong to Greek, Israeli and Turkish-Georgian companies.

The UN confirmed the death of 9 369 and the wounding of 16 646 civilians as a result of the full-scale invasion of the russian federation. Of them, 7 283 people were killed and 13 725 wounded in the territory controlled by Ukraine: in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts – 4 184 killed and 6 062 wounded, in other oblasts – 3 099 killed and 7 663 wounded. On the territory occupied by russia, 2 086 civilians were confirmed killed and 2 921 wounded: in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts – 758 killed and 2 641 wounded, in other oblasts – 1 328 killed and 280 wounded.

The international organization UNESCO has confirmed the damage to 274 cultural objects in Ukraine since the war began. According to the new report, UNESCO recorded the most damage to cultural objects in Donetsk (78 objects), Kharkiv (55 objects), Kyiv (38 objects), Luhansk (33 objects) and Chernihiv oblasts (17 ). There is also damage in Zaporizhzhia (12 objects), and Sumy (12 objects), Odesa and Mykolaiv (8 each), Kherson (6), Zhytomyr (3), Vinnytsia (2), Dnipropetrovsk (1) and Lviv oblasts (1).

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

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

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