War in Ukraine today: latest news, August 7, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 530th 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:   

During the day, the russian army launched 2 missile and 33 air strikes, fired 50 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements. As a result of russian terrorist attacks, there have been civilian casualties and injuries. 

There is still a high threat of missile and air strikes launched across Ukraine.

There were about 28 combat engagements during the day.

TowardsVolyn and Polissia, the situation sectors remained unchanged. 

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the enemy fired mortar and artillery shells at more than 25 settlements, including Mykhalchyna Sloboda and Khrinivka in Chernihiv oblast; Basivka, Stepok, Pavlivka in Sumy oblast and Udy, Okhrimivka and Neskuchne in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, our troops are holding steadfastly, successfully repelling enemy attacks near Sinkivka, north of Ivanivka in Kharkiv oblast and south of Novoselivske in Luhansk oblast. The enemy conducted airstrikes in the areas of Kruhliakivka and Kucherivka in Kharkiv oblast. More than 10 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Dvorichna, Zakhidne, Krasne Pershe, Petropavlivka, and Kupiansk Vuzlovyi in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Lyman, the enemy artillery attacked Kuzmine and Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast and Verkhnekamianske, Spirne and Rozdolivka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Bakhmut, russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensives in the areas of Andriivka, Kurdiumivka and Druzhba in Donetsk oblast. More than 10 settlements suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove and Chasiv Yar. 

Towards Avdiivka, under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled attacks near Avdiivka. Nevelske, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Severne, Novokalynove, Pervomaiske in Donetsk oblast came under artillery fire.

Towards Marinka, Ukrainian defense forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of Marinka. The enemy also launched an airstrike there. Krasnohorivka, Hostre, Heorhiivka, Marinka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk oblast came under artillery fire.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the enemy conducted an airstrike near Odradne, Donetsk oblast. Vodiane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka, Blahodatne, Staromaiorske, and Rivne in Donetsk oblast came under artillery fire.

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the russian military conducted unsuccessful offensives near Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia oblast. The enemy conducted airstrikes in the areas of Huliaipilske, Mala Tokmachka and Orikhiv. More than 10 settlements came under artillery fire, including Novodarivka, Levadne, Komyshuvakha, Orikhiv, Piatikhatky in Zaporizhzhia oblast and Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk oblast.

Towards Kherson, the enemy launched an airstrike near Odradokamianka, Kherson oblast. More than 10 settlements came under enemy artillery fire, including Olhivka, Sadove, Kherson and Kizomys in Kherson oblast.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations in the Melitopol and Berdiansk sectors, consolidating their positions and conducting counter-battery operations.

Aviation of the defense forces carried out 9 strikes on buildups of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment.

Rocket and artillery units struck 2 command posts, 1 buildup of personnel, weapons and military equipment, 5 artillery pieces at firing positions and one enemy radar station.

Referring to the Office of the President,  22 Ukrainian servicemen returned from russian captivity. Among them are 2 officers, privates and non-commissioned officers. Everyone will be provided with medical and psychological assistance. 

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy informs that over the past week, russia has used 65 missiles and 178 attack drones, including 87 shahids to attack Ukraine. The air defense was able to shoot down a significant portion of the enemy.  

As the Ministry of Reintegration informs, Kolotylivka – Pokrovka checkpoint on the border with russia has been reopened. Ukrainians can return from temporarily occupied territories, using it.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said that on August 6, Ukrainian troops repelled an enemy offensive east of Petropavlivka. The invaders retreated with losses.

On August 6, at about 9:15am the enemy attacked Kharkiv with an S-300 missile. The building of a civilian enterprise in Kholodna Hora district was damaged. There were no casualties.

Yesterday the enemy shelled settlements of Bohodukhiv, Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, Izium and Kupiansk regions with artillery, mortars and other weapons.

A 31-year-old civilian man was injured as a result of shelling in Kupiansk. A 61-year-old woman and her 65-year-old husband were injured in Putnykove village, Kupiansk region.

Aftermath of the shelling in Kupiansk region. Photo: Kharkiv police

A 57-year-old woman was killed by a guided bomb in Podoly village, Kupiansk region. A 66-year-old man was seriously injured and hospitalized.

As a result of a guided aerial bomb strike on Petropavlivka village, Kupiansk region, the buildings of a farm were damaged and a fire broke out.  In Kucherivka village, Kupiansk region, private buildings were damaged and a fire broke out. As a result of the shelling of Cherneshchyna village, Izium region, the building of a farm was damaged.

According to Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President, on 7 August, russian troops shelled Kucherivka village, Kupiansk region, and hit a building, killing two people and injuring three.

Mykola Sikalenko, Head of Tsyrkuny Military Administration, said that all 1,700 houses in the village were damaged by shelling, 15% of them beyond repair. In Tsyrkuny, they plan to prioritize rebuilding the village council, outpatient clinic and lyceum. The village will be restored as part of an experimental government programme. Tsyrkuny was included in the list for reconstruction at the end of April, but work has not started yet.

Donetsk oblast

According to Kyrylo Budanov, Chief of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, Ukrainian troops are advancing faster towards Bakhmut than in the south.

According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Defense Forces repelled russian attacks near Avdiivka, are resisting assaults near Marinka and Bakhmut and there were about 30 engagements between the Armed Forces and russian troops yesterday.

Serhii Cherevatyi, Spokesman of the Eastern Eastern Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said that russian forces are facing a major problem towards Bakhmut.

Russian forces are quite diverse. The more professional core is the paratroopers, who have suffered significant losses. There are also infantry units but since there are not enough of them, the combat reserve is used.

Also russian troops are transporting ammunition and tanks through Mariupol towards Berdiansk. According to Petro Andriushchenko, Mariupol Mayor’s Councillor, more than 60 pieces of military equipment crossed the border.

In the morning, russians shelled Rai-Oleksandrivka, Mykolaiv community, damaging 6 buildings and an administrative building.

Towards Volnovakha, Vuhledar and Novoukrainka were under attack.

Towards Donetsk, a building in Selydove was damaged. Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka of Marinka community were shelled throughout the day, followed by a massive shelling of Avdiivka in the morning.

Towards Horlivka, the enemy dropped a bomb on Sukha Balka of Toretsk community, damaging a building. In Chasiv Yar community, 5 buildings were damaged.

Towards Lysychansk, 3 streets in Siversk were attacked and there were 4 attacks on Lyman community.

Yesterday Donetsk rescuers helped 46 residents of the region evacuate, including six children and six people with disabilities.

Luhansk oblast

The enemy has concentrated a large number of personnel and equipment in our frontline area but they are unable to use this advantage as Ukrainian soldiers have built a strong defense line, holding their positions and being ahead of Russians. According to the Regional Military Administration, the enemy launched another airstrike on Bilohorivka. The invaders opened artillery fire on this village and towards Kuzmyne.

The invaders continue to replace local collaborators with officials from the russian federation as they do not want to rely on the trust of traitors. However, officers from the power structures of the so-called luhansk people’s republic quickly found a use for them, and they are sent to the front. Employees of the Ministry for State Security of the lpr and other institutions are waiting for this. Recently, the head of the passport office in Dovzhansk received a summons: neither the position nor the pace of passportisation can save him. At the frontline, those mobilized in the occupied territory also receive ‘special’ treatment. Recently, they have been forbidden to use personal mobile phones. The punishment is the basement. To keep in touch with their families, the military unit provides everyone with a common smartphone for everyone, which is controlled by the commander. These restrictions do not apply to russians, only to locals.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Kyiv’s authorities have allocated almost UAH 2.5 billion to rebuild Kyiv oblast within the fund for dealing with the consequences of the armed aggression. According to Kyiv Regional State Administration, these funds will be used to restore 38 residential buildings and social facilities in different communities of the oblast.

Kyiv RMA reported that 101 out of 130 medical institutions have been restored in Kyiv oblast. These are the facilities that were destroyed or damaged as a result of the full-scale invasion.

A mobile team of doctors from Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital, Okhmatdyt, examined hundreds of children in de-occupied Makariv. The doctors came with their equipment and received patients at Makariv Lyceum, the only educational institution in the village that remained intact. The children were examined, informed of the results and prescribed treatment by multidisciplinary specialists.

The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra National Conservation Area offers a spiritual support program for Ukrainian defenders. One of the program’s components, A Day in the Lavra for a Soldier, involves immersing participants in its cultural and historical space through communication, tours, and prayers with spiritual mentors.

Andrii Nebytov, Head of the regional National Police, informed that dog handlers from Kyiv oblast won the overall team ranking at the All-Ukrainian K9 Explosive Search competition. In addition, Valentyna Naumenko and her shepherd dog Ibro, who arrived in Ukraine from the Netherlands a few months ago thanks to the Howard Buffett Foundation, came first in the search for explosives in vehicles. Olena Petrolai and her pet Pan, who recently returned to Kyiv oblast after demining de-occupied areas of Kherson oblast, won gold in the search for explosives in luggage.

A mural dedicated to Ukrainian soldier, fallen hero, and Ukrainian hockey champion Oleksandr Khmil has appeared in Kyiv’s Podil district. Oleksandr was killed on May 12 in the battles near Bakhmut, Donetsk oblast while performing a combat mission. He took arms to defend Ukraine after the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion.

Mural in Kyiv dedicated to the hero killed in action, Ukrainian hockey champion Oleksandr Khmil. Photo from social networks

Zhytomyr oblast

During the day, residents of Zhytomyr oblast could hear explosions. The citizens were warned in advance by Zhytomyr Regional Military Administration as operations of the special forces were underway.

Serhiy Sukhomlyn, Zhytomyr Mayor, announced that the first stage of providing compensation for housing lost due to the war is coming to an end in Zhytomyr community. The compensation is being paid under the eRestoration program. Residents who lost their homes due to russian aggression have received payments of up to UAH 200 K since mid-July this year. The next stage of the program is expected to be launched in September.

Sumy oblast

Sumy Regional Military Administration reported that on August 6, the russian army shelled 7 communities in Sumy oblast. There were 139 explosions. Several houses, a community hall, household buildings and a scooter were damaged in Seredyno-Buda and Khotin communities.

At night and in the morning, enemy forces shelled Nova Sloboda, Seredyno-Buda, and Khotin communities with mortars and MLRS. There were 2 strikes and 20 explosions. 

According to Sumy Regional Military Administration, the most common spots where the enemy deploys sabotage and reconnaissance groups is on the border between belarus and russia in Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts. They aim to reveal the positions of the Ukrainian Defence Forces and carry out various attacks against civilians.

The SES reported that EOD teams continue to clear the oblast of explosive ordnance. Over Sunday alone, EOD specialists recovered and disposed of 27 munitions found in Okhtyrka, Sumy, Konotop, and Shostka regions. 

Considering that Bilopillia is constantly under fire, it has been decided to ban loud music and vehicles without exhaust silencers during air raid alert. Also, one is prohibited from using lawnmowers, chainsaws, etc. According to Sumy Regional Military Administration, this law will be in force until the end of martial law in Ukraine. 

Chernihiv oblast

Vyacheslav Chaus, Head of Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, announced that over the past week, the russian attacked Chernihiv oblast 48 times. 21 settlements were under enemy fire, which resulted in 435 explosions. Civilian infrastructure, including power lines, was damaged. Also, it was reported that a Shahed kamikaze drone was destroyed by the 119th separate territorial defense brigade.

The  Regional Prosecutor’s Office of Chernihiv reported that russian serviceman was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment for a crime committed against a resident of Lukashivka village in Chernihiv oblast. During the temporary occupation of the village in March 2022, the convicted soldier entered a private house where a family with three minor children lived, beat a man and threatened to kill him, and together with other soldiers appropriated the family’s money and personal belongings.

Chernihiv librarians have rebuilt a library damaged by a russian bomb. The building of the Central Library in Chernihiv was heavily damaged – the roof, second floor, stairs, doors, and heating system were destroyed. At the beginning of this year’s summer, the facility was reopened. The national book platform Yakaboo provided the library with more than 200 books instead of destroyed ones.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Regional Council, a fire broke out as a result of an enemy night  attack on Pokrovske community, Synelnykove region. The occupiers launched a missile at the community. The russians also shelled the community of Myrove in Nikopol region with artillery. 

Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk RMA, said that in the afternoon, the Air Defence forces destroyed a russian drone over Dnipropetrovsk oblast. The enemy attacked Nikopol region 7 times with heavy artillery. Most of the attacks were on Nikopol. A 36-year-old man was killed and a 68-year-old resident of the town wounded. 8 private houses, 3 outbuildings, a car, a gas pipeline, and 3 power lines were damaged. russian shells caused a fire in Marhanets community. The russian forces also fired heavy artillery at Velyka Mykhailivka community in Synelnykove region. A house was damaged. The Air Defence Forces also downed a missile. The debris fell in Dnipro region. A 34-year-old woman was injured.

Consequences of the russian shelling. Photo: Serhii Lysak, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration

The 301st Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment of the Ukrainian Air Force has been awarded the honorary name of Nikopol. Since the start of the full-scale invasion, the air defense missile regiment has destroyed almost half a thousand missiles, drones, and a russian Su-34 fighter-bomber.

Vinnytsia oblast

​​The Wings of Ukraine exhibition was opened in Vinnytsia, where models of weapons used to defend the Ukrainian sky, samples of enemy equipment, aircraft models, and examples of pilots’ equipment are on display. The exhibition was organized by the Museum of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in cooperation with the Tourism Office.

Kirovohrad oblast

According to Andrii Raikovych, Head of the Kirovohrad Regional State Administration,  two soldiers from Kirovohrad oblast, Ruslan Kolesnik and Vitalii Shkriabin, have returned from captivity.

Cherkasy oblast

According to Ihor Taburets, Head of Cherkasy State Administration, 14 UAVs, 21 thermal imagers, 1 autoradiometer, 465 pieces of indicator paper for identification of chemical warfare agents were handed over to the 118th Brigade of the Cherkasy oblast. Another 20 drones were handed over to the Special Forces unit today. 

According to Ihor Taburets, Head of Cherkasy State Administration, three more Cherkasy military personnel have been released from captivity: Captain Yaroslav Hrushetskyi, Senior Sergeant Anatolii Hryshchenko, and soldier Serhii Hryb. 

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive operation towards Melitopol and Berdiansk. There has been tactical success towards Mala Tokmacha, Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia oblast, the achieved positions are being consolidated. The enemy is fortifying their defensive lines. Ukrainian troops are currently facing not only minefields but also concrete engineering fortifications on key dominant heights, which significantly complicates their advancement.

On August 6, the enemy carried out 2 artillery shelling attacks with chemical warheads containing a chemical substance (possibly chloropicrin) near Novodanylivka. As a result of the shelling, no casualties were reported. The use of chloropicrin is prohibited by the Chemical Weapons Convention.

On August 6, there were  69 shelling incidents conducted on 24 settlements. The occupiers shelled Orikhiv, Huliaipole, Mala Tokmacha, Zaliznychne, Preobrazhenka, Pryiutne, Novodarivka, Novoandrivka, Huliaipilske, Olhivske, Malynivka, Charivne, Chervone, Levadne, Temyrivka, Verkhnii Ters, Shcherbaky, Stepove, Piatykhatky, Lobkove, Mali Shcherbaky, Kamianske, and Novoivanka. Orikhiv suffered 3 aviation strikes, and Temyrivka, Novodarivka, Malynivka, Huliaipilske, and Lobkove were shelled from MLRS. There were 15 reports of residential building and infrastructure destruction, with no casualties. Rescue workers extinguished 10 fires caused by the shelling.

On the temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia oblast, the russians are compelling all taxi drivers to obtain russian passports by September 1. They are also forcing all drivers to obtain russian-style driver’s licenses, for which obtaining a russian passport is a prerequisite. Otherwise, they threaten to revoke licenses, and taxi company operators are required to dismiss such drivers. This way, the occupiers aim to conduct an inventory of all transport vehicles.

Military psychologists of Dnipropetrovsk Separate Troop Brigade (Territorial Defense Forces) provide psychological support to the fighters engaged on the Zaporizhzhia front. The combat stress control group daily visits the units’ bases to respond promptly to sudden changes in the emotional state of the servicemen performing combat tasks. In case of identified psychological issues within the unit, psychologists work with the affected individuals. For this purpose, a support point for soldiers has been set up, which has already been utilized by 60 servicemen over half a year of operation. All psychologists within the combat stress control group possess relevant educational background.

Mykolaiv oblast

On August 6, at 10:11 and 11:35, the enemy conducted artillery strikes on the town of Ochakiv. Mykolaiv RMA reported that there were no casualties.

The ‘South’ Operational Command reports that stormy seas brought another sea mine ashore on the Black Sea coast of Mykolaiv oblast. Defense specialists worked on-site and safely disposed of the mine through controlled detonation.

Mykolaiv oblast is the second region in Ukraine in terms of shelling incidents with cluster munitions by russian terrorists.

The team of experts working on the Master Plan for Mykolaiv as part of the #UN4Mykolaiv project presented a report on the strategic vision for the city’s landscape development. The study was conducted by the international landscape company LAND, which was involved in extensive analysis and preliminary planning for Mykolaiv’s reconstruction. The Italian architectural company One Works is also involved in the Master Plan for the city, creating a technical working group consisting of representatives from successful foreign companies in transportation and landscape planning, along with researchers from renowned Italian universities. The UN4Mykolaiv project is being carried out under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Odesa oblast

As of the morning, August 7, there have been no reported enemy missile carriers in the Black Sea. However,  according to the ‘South’ Operational Command, the level of missile and drone threats remains high in Odesa oblast.

Residents of Izmail have donated UAH 603 K to the Rotary Club Izmail for the purchase of anti-aircraft searchlights. Fundraising began on July 29 to raise 120K hryvnias. As a result, the collected funds were enough to order 18 searchlights, which will be delivered within two to three weeks.

A mine was washed ashore along the Black Sea coast of Odesa oblast due to the storm, and detonated on its own in open waters. As reported by the ‘South’ Operational Command, the explosion was recorded at a distance of over a kilometer from the water’s edge. It is noted that the mine danger remains high.

The grain destroyed in Izmail as a result of the russian attack on August 2 could have fed almost 66 million people throughout the day. Denise Brown, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, condemned the russian attacks on Ukrainian ports.

Kherson oblast

During the night, the russian army attacked Kherson. Around 00:50, the occupiers shelled a residential building. Eight residents were diagnosed with situational-neurotic reactions. One mobility-impaired individual was hospitalized. While extinguishing the fire caused by the enemy strike, two rescuers were injured. They were taken to a medical facility with overall body overheating. Half an hour later, the shelling continued. Due to an artillery shell hitting a house, a 59-year-old woman was killed, and a 60-year-old man suffered a concussion. Around 03:15, the russian army attacked the house again, injuring a 93-year-old woman. She was hospitalized with blast injuries and a concussion.

Fire in a nine-storey building, caused by the shelling. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast

At around 09:15, the occupiers shelled a residential building in the village of Sadove, resulting in a 50-year-old man being wounded.

Yesterday, the enemy conducted 30 shelling attacks, firing 99 projectiles from mortars, artillery, Grad rocket launchers, and drones. The city of Kherson was hit by 12 shells. russian forces targeted residential quarters of the oblast and the territory of a dacha cooperative in Beryslav. Four people were wounded.

On August 5, a tractor driver hit an enemy anti-tank mine and was injured while conducting field work near Borozenske village in Beryslav region. In the past two days, the police have opened 18 criminal investigations related to russian military crimes in Kherson oblast.

According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence, the Shaman battalion destroyed one of the units of the russian “special-purpose missile forces” on the left bank of Kherson oblast.

The General Staff reported that two trucks arrived at the morgue in the temporarily occupied settlement of Chaplynka from Kherson direction, carrying bodies of russian military personnel. The bodies were buried at two locations. According to Natalia Humeniuk, over the past day, 48 russian military personnel were eliminated, and 35 wounded. Additionally, 18 pieces of equipment were damaged.

The land remains flooded in some areas of Kherson oblast. Fields still hold water that has not returned to the Inhulets River. In total, 1,323 hectares of agricultural land were flooded due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP. According to Dmytro Yunusov, Acting Director of the Department of Agriculture of Kherson oblast, mainly arable land, personal plots and individual gardens were flooded. Preliminary analysis of the flooded land plots has been conducted to understand how water affected soil quality. These plots are generally suitable for agricultural use.

Volunteer brigades from Rivne oblast are restoring three settlements in Kherson oblast under the Side-by-Side project. Repair work is actively ongoing in Zahradiivka. Over a hundred houses will be repaired there.

Throughout the week, settlements on the right bank of Kherson oblast have received humanitarian aid for restoration work and supplying the population with essentials. 15K liters of drinking water and 43 palettes of technical water were delivered to Dariivka, Chornobaivka, Stanislav, Beryslav, and Kherson territorial communities. Stanislav community received 5 palettes of wet wipes, hand sanitizers, and diapers, as well as 7 palettes of canned food, flour, and animal feed. Additionally, 300 vitamin packages, 50 power banks, disposable tableware, 80 radio-flashlights, 85 first aid kits, and waste bags were provided. Chornobaivka community received power banks, beverages, chainsaws, and fuel for them. Also the community received radio-flashlights, big bags, axes, food products, blankets, construction film, hygiene products, detergents, and sanitizers. Dariivka community received computer equipment, food sets, 50 generators, domestic chemicals, hygiene products, and clothing from donors. Vysokopillia community received food products: canned goods, flour, cereals, and beverages. Bilozerka, Kalynivka, Tiahynka communities, and Komyshany, Antonivka, and Sadove villages received household appliances: microwave ovens, electric kettles, washing machines, refrigerators, and power filters. Beryslav territorial community received a water purification unit, hygiene kits, dishes, and sleeping bags. Also household tools for repair work were delivered, such as shovels, saws, buckets, garden carts, axes, waste bags, protective gloves, and rubber boots. Microwave ovens, washing machines, refrigerators, power filters, electric kettles, all-in-one computers, and computer equipment were delivered for the needs of Kherson residents.

Children from Kherson oblast who have been residing in settlements along the contact line and whose homes were flooded due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP have gone for a vacation in Poland. Over the course of two weeks, they will undergo a rehabilitation program in the village of Male Tsykhe. Children will be able to recover, communicate with psychologists, alleviate anxiety and stress, overcome fears, and restore their mental well-being.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

As of August 7, 2023, 78,143 IDPs have been accepted in the oblast. Most people live in Lutsk and Kovel region. IDPs include 25 086 people of working age, 2 216 disabled, 7 278 pensioners, 95 large families, and 8 single parent families. Of these, 79 IDPs are from Kherson oblast, who arrived in the region due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP.

Zakarpattia oblast

36 children of soldiers and law enforcement officers from Zakarpattia will have a vacation in the High Tatras thanks to the recently signed Cooperation Agreement between Zakarpattia Regional Council and Pryashiv Autonomous Region. 

Uzhhorod plans to create a regional center for protection of human rights, where local residents and IDPs will be able to receive necessary support. The center will be set up with the support of international partners.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Ruslan Martsinkiv, Head of Ivano-Frankivsk, announced that the A4026 military unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine received a DJI Mavic 3 Thermal quadcopter.

9 children, whose parents are currently fighting or were killed defending Ukraine, went on vacation abroad thanks to the Subcarpathian Voivodeship of the Republic of Poland. In Lviv, they will join groups of children from Lviv and Zakarpattia oblast and together will go on vacation.

Lviv oblast

The Hotline of the city of Lviv received a message that the building of the City Hall was mined. Relevant services have arrived on the scene and are conducting an inspection of the premises for the detection of explosive devices. According to the protocol, all employees were evacuated from the premises of the City Hall during the inspection.

In autumn, French experts, along with Ukrainian specialists will provide free surgery and complete medical treatment to 15 defense personnel and civilians who have suffered traumatic injuries and facial defects as a result of the russian attack at the Superhumans Center.

Rivne oblast

Rescuers from Rivne continue to clear mines in liberated areas of Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts. Currently, pyrotechnicians are surveying the explosives and destroying them in a determined manner. In particular, in Kherson oblast, sappers have examined an area of over 73 hectares, and discovered and destroyed over 350 explosive objects. In Mykolaiv oblast,  80 explosives were destroyed in 12 hectares.

Ternopil oblast

The RMA reported that 9 children of parents who participated in Ukraine’s national security and defense, went on vacation to the Polish city of Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that Serhii Lysiuk, resident of Starokostiantiniv community, died yesterday during the liquidation of the consequences of an enemy rocket attack in Khmelnytskyi.  A 2-year-old boy and a 2-month-old girl were left without their father.

Eliminating the consequences of an enemy missile attack on Khmelnytskyi. Photo: Khmelnytska RMA

Oleksandr Simchyshyn, Mayor of Khmelnytskyi, announced that 20 children of fallen Heroes, as well as those who are missing and in captivity of war, are going on vacation to Dresden. They will spend several days in a sports camp, go sightseeing and have interesting meetings.

Chernivtsi oblast

Colonel Ihor Shevchuk, deputy head of Chernivtsi Regional Territorial Center for Recruitment and Social Support, was buried in Chernivtsi. The President of Ukraine awarded him the Defender of the Fatherland medal for his personal courage and selfless actions in the defense of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state.

Repair work has been completed in Khotyn psychoneurological boarding house. In 2022-2023, the International Organization for Migration allocated over UAH 1.1 mln for repairs. Currently, 194 women live in Khotyn Psychoneurological Boarding House, 54 of them are IDPs.

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

On August 7, The Washington Post published that the US aid to Ukraine since the war began has exceeded $66 billion.

Emmanuel Macron, French President, announced that Ukraine received SCALP missiles with a range of up to 290 km.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, signed one of the SCALP missiles. Photo from social networks

The Czech Republic sent to Ukraine a simulator for training pilots on the F-16. On this simulator, the Ukrainian military is currently studying the features of modern technology and its capabilities.

In Saudi Arabia, Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, continued bilateral negotiations with heads of delegations who arrived in Jeddah to participate in a meeting dedicated to implementation of the Ukrainian peace formula. On August 5, bilateral meetings were held with heads of delegations of the US, Saudi Arabia, Finland, Japan, Qatar, France, Germany, Spain, Norway, Turkey, Poland and Slovakia. On August 6, negotiations were held with advisers on national security and foreign policy of leaders of Sweden, South Africa, Bahrain, Canada, Italy, Denmark, the Republic of Korea, as well as with the head of the office of the President of the European Commission.

Robert Habek, Minister of Economy, announced that the German federal government has announced a new package of guarantees for German companies investing in Ukraine during the war.

On her Twitter page, Bridget Brink, US Ambassador to Ukraine, shared an infographic of the Air Force with a list of missiles and drones destroyed in the last day, with which russia attacked various cities throughout Ukraine. “On the Day of the Air Force of Ukraine and every day, I am grateful to the brave defenders of the air of Ukraine,” she wrote.

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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