War in Ukraine today: latest news, December 30, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 675 th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

What happened in Ukraine today:

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

The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, conducts strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets. The enemy is actively using tactical aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armored vehicles, and has increased the number of air strikes.

On December 30, there were 49 combat clashes. The enemy launched a total of 3 missile and 36 air strikes, carried out 31 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. russian occupiers have once again attacked Ukraine, firing Kh-59 guided missiles at the cities of Dnipro and Odesa and 1 Iskander missile at Zaporizhzhia. Air defense forces destroyed 1 Kh-59 guided missile.

Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Private residential and apartment buildings, hospitals, and other civilian and industrial infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, there were no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group were noticed. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Arkhypivka (Chernihiv oblast) and Tovstodubove (Sumy oblast). More than 40 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Liskivshchyna, Mykhalchyna Sloboda, Hremiach (Chernihiv oblast), Fotovyzh, Volfyne, Oleksandrivka (Sumy oblast), Bochkove, and Krasne Pershe (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Kupiansk, Ukrainian defenders repelled 8 attacks in the vicinity of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast). The occupiers launched airstrikes near Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, and Nadiia (Luhansk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Lyman, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 2 attacks near Makiivka (Luhansk oblast). The occupiers launched an airstrike in the vicinity of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevske (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Serebryanka, Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Bakhmut, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 9 attacks in the vicinities of Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy made attempts to regain lost ground. More than 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Kalynivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, and Stupochky (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Avdiivka, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4 enemy attacks near Stepove, and Avdiivka, and 13 more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast). In that area, with air support, the enemy conducted unsuccessful attempts to improve his tactical situation. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tone’ke, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Marinka, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka, Marinka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy, with air support, conducted 5x failed attacks on Ukrainian positions. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Kurakhove, Pobieda, Yelyzavetivka, and Katerynivka were under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Shakhtarske, Ukrainian defenders repelled 2 attacks near Pryiutne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled the enemy attack east of Kopani (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 25 settlements, including Poltavka, Luhivske, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaky, Kamianske, and Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Kherson, the russian army fired artillery at the settlements of Tiahynka, Ivanivka, Antonivka and Kherson (Kherson oblast). Also, the enemy launched air strikes near Tyahynka and Kherson.

The occupiers have not abandoned their intention to drive Ukrainian units out of their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro. Thus, during the day, the enemy made 11 unsuccessful assaults. The Ukrainian troops are holding the line and keep inflicting significant losses on the enemy.

The Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 11  buildups of enemy troops, weapons, and military equipment.

Ukrainian rocket troops hit 1  buildup of enemy troops, weapons, and military equipment, 3x air defense systems, 7  artillery systems, 3 electronic warfare stations.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy reports that as a result of russia’s massive attack on December 29, the death toll rose to 39. Work is still underway to eliminate the consequences of the attack. Almost 120 towns and villages were affected, and hundreds of civilian objects damaged. 

Monobank informs that Ukrainians donated three times more in 2023 than in the previous one. In 2023, UAH 27.4 billion was donated, and in 2022 this amount was UAH 8.5 billion.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the RMA, reports that in the evening of December 30, Kharkiv was struck with more than 6 missiles. Specifically, they hit the central part of Kharkiv, targeting civilian infrastructure – a medical facility, apartment buildings, shops and other public places, and transport. 

Consequences of the strikes on Kharkiv. Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

One of the strikes by the russian army hit a kindergarten. According to Oleh Syniehubov,  Head of the CMA, the kindergarten was completely destroyed. Nearby residential buildings were damaged by the blast wave.

Oleksandr Filchakov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office, informs that Kharkiv Palace Hotel was damaged by a russian missile.  According to him, the building was partially destroyed. He noted that the russians fired S-300 missiles at the city from the territory of Belgorod oblast. Kharkiv Palace was hit on the 12th floor. One of the missiles also hit Hirshman Street.

Damage to a hotel in Kharkiv. Photo from social media

Kharkiv police chief Tymoshko says that there were also three missile hits in the Industrial district. All of them hit the ground. There were no injuries as a result of these strikes.

The press service of Kharkiv regional State Emergency Service reported that a journalist from the United Kingdom was wounded as a result of the russian strike on Kharkiv. 

The press service of the regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that as of 21:36, 20 people were injured in the evening of December 30 as a result of shelling in Kharkiv. According to the press service, two of the wounded were children, aged 14 and 16. Nine people were treated on the spot.

Over 15 settlements in Kharkiv oblast came under enemy artillery and mortar fire over the last day, specifically Udy, Huriev Kozachok in Bohodukhiv region; Ambarne, Krasne Pershe, Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, and Ivanivka in Kupiansk region.

The enemy carried out airstrikes near the settlements of Synkivka, Ivanivka, Petropavlivka, Kurylivka, Berestove in Kupiansk region. The Ukrainian forces repelled 14 enemy attacks near Synkivka in Kupiansk region.

At around 08:00, the enemy fired at Kozacha Lopan village in Kharkiv oblast. There were no casualties or damage.

Yesterday at 08:23, the occupants attacked the village of Kozacha Lopan, Kharkiv oblast. There were no casualties. 

At 10:42, the enemy fired on the town of Vovchansk, Chuhuiv region. There is no information about destruction and casualties. 

Around 11:50 a.m., in Vilkhuvatka village of Izium region, a 44-year-old man was blown up on a Petal mine. The victim was hospitalised with a shrapnel wound to his foot. 

Around 22:00 a private house was damaged as a result of hostile shelling in Vovchansk, Chuhuiv region. There were no casualties. 

On  December 29, 3 people were killed as a result of an enemy missile attack on Kharkiv. During the day, 12 wounded were brought to the Regional Clinical Hospital. As of now, there are 8 patients in the hospital, 2 of them are in serious condition, and 6 in light condition.

Pyrotechnicians demined 10.9 hectares of territory in Kharkiv oblast, destroying 339 explosive ordnance. Mine clearance is ongoing.

Donetsk oblast

According to the morning report of the General Staff, the russian federation reduced the number of attacks and assaults on the eastern frontline this morning. The Defence Forces repelled 40 enemy attempts to attack towards Avdiivka, Bakhmut and Marinka. Also russian army did not attack towards Lyman and Shakhtarske.

Dmytro Lazutkin, Spokesman of the 47th separate mechanised brigade, reported that  russian invaders continue to advance towards Avdiivka but they cannot cut the logistics of the Ukrainian military. According to him, the attacks on Avdiivka coke plant end at the fence, while attempts to gain a foothold in Stepove, on the northern flank of the Avdiivka front, are still unsuccessful.  

According to Oleksandr Shtupun, Spokesman of the Defence Forces towards Tavriisk, the russian army has started attacking in larger groups with the support of more armoured vehicles towards Avdiivka. Therefore, the number of assaults in this area has decreased but the Armed Forces of Ukraine have not observed a reduction in the number of soldiers and weapons used by the invaders.

Based on the information provided by Donetsk Regional Military Administration, three residents of Krasnohorivka, one man in Avdiivka and a woman in Toretsk were injured yesterday. In total, 1804 people have been killed and 4428 injured in the region since the start of the invasion.

The main department of Donetsk National Police informed that yesterday the russian army carried out 22 attacks on cities, villages and settlements of Donetsk oblast and damaged 28 civilian objects. The enemy used S-300 missiles, guided aerial bombs, Uragan and Grad MRLs, and artillery. The police said that the russian army shelled 11 settlements.

Petro Andriushchenko, Mariupol Mayor’s Counsillor, stated that russian invaders are building defensive structures and fortifications around Mariupol along the border of the region. They have brought in a large amount of wood for the construction of dugouts.

Vadym Filashkin, Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration, confirmed that due to the hostilities, 121 settlements in the region have no electricity and four are partially cut off.

Selydove City Military Administration reported about the shelling. One person was killed and six injured. 38 houses and power lines were damaged. In addition, Prohres village, Pokrovsk region and Avdiivka were attacked. The Regional Prosecutor’s Office said that the shelling killed two women.

The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine informed that russian troops also shelled a thermal power station. Due to the shelling, the power station stopped generating electricity.

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, on December 29, the enemy continued massive air strikes on frontline villages and fortifications of Ukrainian defenders. There were at least 14 airstrikes, specifically in Makiivka, Nevske and Serebrianka forestry. Nevske, Bilohorivka and the surrounding areas were under heavy mortar and artillery attacks.

After surviving a large-scale russian air strike, residents of Nevske gradually agree to evacuate. The police helped a 69-year-old and a 48-year-old women to get to their relatives in other regions of the country. Representatives of Krasnorichensk community have already asked about priority needs of the rescued people. According to Donetsk oblast hospital, where an elderly man who had been injured during the enemy air attack on Nevske was taken, the victim was diagnosed with a fragmented rib fracture, gunshot wounds to the chest and a head injury.

Artem Lysohor, Head of Luhansk RMA, reported that russians try to identify Luhansk residents, who avoided the forces issuance of russian passports. The measures include door-to-door raids with document checks, house-to-house visits during elections and restrictions on the social and medical services. In Svatove, people began to receive threats upon the deportation, which according to the law, has to be started in July. So-called “temporary residence permits” are issued to the identified people.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The attack on the capital on  December 29 was the largest in terms of civilian casualties. Therefore,  Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko announces that January 1 is declared a day of mourning. As of now, 16 bodies have been removed from the rubble of a warehouse in Shevchenkivskyi district. Rescuers continue to clear the rubble. 

In the oblast, the National Guard shot down an enemy cruise missile with small arms during the most massive missile attack by russia, and it was hit by a machine gun. This was reported by the press service of the National Guard. There was no detonation of the missile’s warhead.

A large charity evening of military poetry was held at Kyiv Museum of War. Its participants were the heroes of the Writers Defending Ukraine calendar – poets who serve in the Armed Forces. The soldiers recited their poetry to raise funds for mine-resistant boots to work in mined areas. 

Petro Olenych, Head of Digital Transformation of Kyiv and Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration, says that Kyiv residents have raised more than UAH 2 million to support Kyiv’s air defense using the Safe Sky fundraising platform. The soldiers who keep the sky above the capital received, among other things, 6 thermal imaging scopes and 26 laptops.

In Kyiv, a man drove his car on fire during the russian missile attack, saving nearby cars parked in the area. Vasyl from Sviatoshynskyi district of the capital refused to be hospitalized despite his burns.

Zhytomyr oblast

On December 30, the first 8 unmanned aerial vehicles manufactured on Zhytomyr Drone platform were presented at the City Council. All eight drones are in good working order – they have been tested by experts and will soon be handed over to the military. Another 23 drones are currently in production.

The Ivano-Frankivsk-based Chysti Sertsem Foundation sent 30 tablets and 10 laptops to Zhytomyr oblast.

Sumy oblast

At night and in the morning, russians fired three times at the border areas and settlements of Sumy oblast. There were 13 explosions. Krasnopillia, Khotyn, Velyka Pysarivka communities were shelled.

The Ministry of Energy reports that due to the hostilities in Sumy oblast, 54 settlements (2282 consumers) are disconnected from electricity. 

An aid center in the village of Pokrivka, Sumy oblast has helped about 17 K Ukrainians who have returned from the occupation. Up to 175 people can stay here overnight. Up to a hundred Ukrainians returning from russian-occupied territories come here every day. 120 people are trained here on how to start their own business.

Aid centre. Photo: from social media

Pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine seized and destroyed 2 artillery shells and a mortar shell. The munitions were found in Sumy and Shostka regions.

Chernihiv oblast

Liubov Plionsak, Senior Press Officer of Chernihiv border guard detachment, reports that yesterday, the russian army fired at the border of Chernihiv region using FPV drones, cannon artillery, mortars and IFV guns. Semenivka and Snovsk communities came under fire. 

Vyacheslav Chaus, Head of Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, reports that on the afternoon of 30 December, russian troops shelled the border town of Semenivka. A 32-year-old local resident was killed. More than 30 houses and other civilian infrastructure were damaged. According to Chernihiv regional police, the russian army fired about 20 strikes on the centre of Semenivka using Grad multiple rocket launchers.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council reported that in the afternoon the Air Force shot down an enemy missile over Dnipro oblast. The enemy attacked Nikopol region 10 times during the day. There were 4 artillery attacks and 6 kamikaze drones. Nikopol, Marhanets and Myrove communities were targeted. An 87-year-old man was injured in Nikopol. A 65-year-old woman was also wounded. She was hospitalized in a moderate condition.

A multi-storey building, a utility company, an administrative building, two dozen private houses, 18 outbuildings, cars, fences, 2 power lines and gas pipelines were damaged. A fire broke out at an agricultural enterprise in Myrove community.

Consequences of the russian shelling. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council

16 people were wounded as a result of the missile attack on Dnipro. They are still in hospitals. Doctors are providing all necessary assistance to the patients.

Vinnytsia oblast

Vinnytsia City Council reported that important equipment for two battalions of the brigade formed in Vinnytsia was sent from the city. The military received aviation systems, chemical heating pads, thermal imagers and charging stations.

Kirovohrad oblast

Yevhen Zvidovskyi, Head of Dolyna community, announced that in the community of Kirovograd region, 60 apartments were provided to defenders and their families.

Poltava oblast

Poltava RMA reported that new medical equipment has been delivered to three rehabilitation centers in Poltava oblast. It includes 12 units of robotic systems and rehabilitation devices. The equipment will be used for medical rehabilitation of children and adults, specifically to restore the military after injuries and wounds.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Yurii Malashko, Head of Zaporizhzhia RMA, reported that on December 30, a 43-year-old resident of Stepnohirsk was killed in a russian artillery strike on residential buildings. Tragically, the victim was celebrating his birthday.

At approximately 11:34, russian forces launched a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia, probably by an Iskander-M missile. The missile was intercepted and neutralized by Air Defense Forces. Fragments fell in an open area on the outskirts of the city, causing no casualties.

On December 29, Zaporizhzhia was targeted by the russian forces using Zircon and X-101 missiles. One of these missiles hit a residential area, resulting in the complete destruction of two houses. Other missiles targeted infrastructure facilities. Ongoing search and rescue operations and efforts to address the missile strike’s aftermath continue in Zaporizhzhia. The National Police reported that as of the evening of December 30, nine people were killed and 13 injured.

Zaporizhzhia oblast experienced a total of 196 strikes on December 29, with 145 artillery strikes directed at Huliaipole, Shcherbaky, Poltavka, Luhivske, Robotyne, Stepove, Piatykhatky, Plavni, and other towns and villages along the frontlines.

Mykolaiv oblast

Mykolaiv RMA reported multiple artillery strikes by the russian on December 29, occurring at 10:25, 11:30, 15:03, and 16:11 in the outskirts and the village of Solonchaky within Kutsurub community. At 11:00, an unidentified type of UAV dropped fragmentation munitions, fortunately resulting in no casualties. Subsequent attacks by russian forces took place at 12:21 and 13:59 near the water area of Ochakiv community. At 20:30, artillery shelling targeted Ochakiv city, causing damage to private houses but no casualties. Additionally, Air Defense Forces successfully intercepted and shot down one Shahed-131/136 UAV over Mykolaiv oblast.

The SES Main Directorate in Mykolaiv oblast reported that the SES within Mykolaiv oblast has undertaken controlled detonation measures, confiscating and destroying a total of 21,806 munitions since the full-scale invasion of russian forces. Notably, SES sappers utilize specialized anti-mine protective boots known as Spiders, which offer a significant advantage: in the event of a munition specialist accidentally triggering an explosive device, the boots minimize the risk of traumatic amputation by distancing the blast’s epicenter from the sapper’s foot. 

Halyna Zaitseva, a dedicated 78-year-old volunteer from Mykolaiv oblast, passionately weaves carpets for the Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers. Her weaving serves as a way to maintain emotional balance and extend support to the soldiers protecting Ukraine. She has dedicated over 60 years to this craft. 

Odesa oblast

Odesa City Council reported that following the russian attack on December 29, 32 people were injured, and tragically, four lives were lost. Currently, 12 individuals, including two children aged 6 and 8, remain hospitalized, with their lives not in immediate danger. Among the injured, two are in critical condition, while the rest have been discharged for outpatient treatment, including a pregnant woman. A total of 46 buildings, including four private buildings, were destroyed, and 186 apartments suffered damage. Six people were provided temporary shelter.

According to the Southern Defense Forces, there is an escalation in ship deployment, with nine ships in the Black Sea and one in the Azov Sea. Currently, one surface ship and two submarines equipped with a total of 16 Kalibr missiles are actively engaged.

Despite the shelling, Odesa residents illuminated a Christmas tree with festive lights in the courtyard of a ruined building. The garland on the tree was lit, symbolizing resilience, standing at the epicenter of the damaged inner courtyard of the high-rise buildings. “Only our people, only Ukrainians, have such a thirst for life and the victory of light over darkness! Light will win! Life will win!” said the rescuers of the Main Directorate of the SES of Ukraine in Odesa oblast.

Kherson oblast

Kherson RMA reported that in the morning, Mikhaylivka in Kherson oblast was struck by russian forces, resulting in at least 20 impacts in the village center. The attack caused damage to the school, an administrative building, and a shop. There were no casualties or injuries.

russian forces targeted Antonivka near Kherson, resulting in the death of a man who was in the yard during the attack.

Natalia Humeniuk, Head of the press center for the Southern Defense Forces, reported that over the night from December 29 to 30, Air Defense Forces intercepted two offensive Shahed drones in Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts. The duration of the drone attack on the southern regions lasted nearly four hours. 

The nighttime russian drone attack on the Tavriisky microdistrict of Kherson almost destroyed an administrative building, and damaged two multi-storey buildings and seven cars.

Enemy attack on Kherson. Photo: from social media

Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of Kherson RMA, reported that on December 29, russian forces conducted 108 shelling attacks in Kherson oblast. Their targets included a humanitarian center in Beryslav region, a critical infrastructure facility, a dormitory, and an elevator maintenance facility in Kherson. Five people sustained injuries.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Lutsk City Council reported that the community sent an aid to the military worth UAH 30 mln, specifically 40 DJI Mavic 3 FMB quadcopters, 36 DJI Mavic 3 T quadcopters, 15 DJI Mavic 3 E quadcopters, 9 DJI Mavic 3 Pro quadcopters, 20 ANTIDRON KVS G6+ anti-drone guns, 17 DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise batteries, dual-band quadcopter signal booster, HikMicro GRYPHON GQ35 thermal imager, AGM Rattler TC50-640 thermal imaging sight attachment, 3 AGM Taipan TM25-384 thermal imaging monoculars, 12 Starlinks, 3 Bandera Power 225 S chargers, 2 EcoFlow DELTA 2 Max, 13 EcoFlow DELTA, 6 sets for EOD demining -1M, AVANGER Booster 2.4G/5.8G antenna kit, 20 sets of ALIENTECH DUO II DUO-2458SSD 2.4G/5.8G for RCN1, PRO, SMART remotes, CAT 7 military medic pharmacy kits, etc.

Zakarpattia oblast

Representatives of the RMA delivered 12 cars to the military in the front-line territories.

Medical and educational institutions of the Regional Council received the first batch of aid from Poland for over UAH 2.5 mln from its partner region, Podlaskie Voivodeship. In particular, 2 electric generators, 109 units of household appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens) and 200 sets of medical personal protection were purchased for the needs of communal institutions of the oblast. Also, 77 powerful power banks were transferred by the Polish partners to cover the needs of the Armed Forces.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The oblast sent 10 drones worth UAH 2.8 mln to the defenders of the 102nd separate brigade thanks to the regional budget within the framework of targeted programs of assistance to military formations.

During 2023, about 740 different awards were presented to the families of fallen soldiers in Prykarpattia. 11 of the soldiers were posthumously awarded with the Hero of Ukraine title of, the highest state award.

Lviv oblast

In Lviv, as a result of an enemy missile attack on December 29, 30 people were injured, including 2 children. 16 people were hospitalized.

Heat, electricity, water and gas have been restored to 17 of the 18 affected high-rise buildings. The situation is more complicated in the house at 56 Khotkevych Street, where external networks were damaged, so it currently remains without gas and hot water. Gas workers are working on solving this problem. New windows and doors began to be installed in the houses to replace the destroyed ones.

Thanks to the coordination and cooperation of Lviv Regional State Administration and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs / OCHA Ukraine, yesterday, many partners promptly arrived at the residential area in Lviv, which was affected by the attack.

World Central Kitchen, Sant’Egidio.ua and Lviv Regional Organization of the Red Cross of Ukraine provide hot meals to the affected people.

The Norwegian Council for Refugees in Ukraine, the Maltese Aid Service and Lviv Regional Organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine provided emergency psychosocial assistance.

IOM Ukraine and representatives of Lviv regional organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine distributed 200 sets of building materials for households.

IOM, NEEKA Ukraine and Rokada CF also provided emergency aid.

People in Need handed over 1,5K square meters of film to the city council.

In the future, international partners are ready to accompany restoration works; all coordination will take place through the OSNA Lviv office.

Lviv City Commission on TEB and Emergency Situations will allocate UAH 35 mln to overcome the consequences of this attack.

Rivne oblast

The old village community of Sarnen region constantly helps the military. The lyceum workers and community residents collected funds to buy a car. They filled it with food, medicine, and other things necessary for the soldiers. The car is already at the frontlime.

The staff of Kornyn Lyceum sent a drone to the front within the Christmas Drones Marathon and the Personalized Drone for the Army project.

Buhryna community purchased 9 drones for the Armed Forces. Employees from the village council, educational, cultural, medical institutions and communal enterprises, social sphere, entrepreneurs and farmers of the community joined the collection of funds.

Stepan community sent 4 branded drones to the military. Employees of the settlement council, teachers, students, medical workers collected funds for 4 FPV drones for their countrymen-warriors.

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil City Council reported that the soldiers of the 110th separate mechanized brigade named after Colonel-General Mark Bezruchka received 3 Mavic 3 quadcopters from the community.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

At night, during an air alert, 2 unmanned aerial vehicles of the Shahed type were shot down. No injuries or damage to the infrastructure facilities were reported.

During the morning air alert in the region, two cruise missiles of the enemy’s air force were shot down. At the same time, more than 10 private homes, a kindergarten, a cultural center, a library, and the head office were damaged in several communities of the region. There are no injuries.

Chernivtsi oblast

Chernivtsi RMA signed a memorandum on interaction and cooperation with U-CONTROL LLC. The parties agreed to cooperate in the field of monitoring funds allocated for liquidation of the consequences of the armed aggression, as well as identifying potential and real informational threats to national security and defense.

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

Ukraine and 30 other countries initiated the convening of the UN Security Council due to the mass attack of the russian federation. “Ukraine, together with three dozen UN member states, appealed to the Ecuadorian Presidency with a request to convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council regarding the missile and drone attack by Russia, which resulted in a large number of civilian casualties and the destruction of civilian infrastructure,” said Dmytro Kuleba, Foreign Minister of Ukraine.

Britain announced the urgent delivery of missiles to the air defense systems of Ukraine after the massive missile attack by the russian federation. “Great Britain is taking urgent measures to strengthen Ukraine’s air defenses after Putin’s murderous airstrikes,” said Grant Shapps, British Defense Minister.

Germany blocked russians’ assets worth over EUR 4 billion. The Ministry of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany explains that this is “frozen money, economic resources of individual persons, blocked money of the russian Central Bank.”

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President, held a phone conversation with Sidney Mufamadi, National Security Adviser to the President of the South African Republic. In particular, the issue of contacts between Ukraine and South Africa in the near future was discussed.

Dmytro Kuleba and Josep Borrell agreed to intensify efforts to supply Ukraine with additional air defense systems. The Head of Foreign Affairs held a conversation in the bomb shelter with the High Representative of the EU, who expressed the EU’s solidarity and support for Ukraine after the russian attack on December 29.

Joe Biden, US President, called on Congress to support the provision of aid to Ukraine. Biden emphasized the fight against moscow, noting that “when dictators and autocrats are allowed to run roughshod over Europe, the risk that the United States will be directly involved increases.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland handed the head of the russian Embassy a note with a demand to explain the violation of Polish airspace by a russian missile. Vladyslav Teofil Bartoszewskiy, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, after a meeting with Andrii Ordash, charge d’affaires of the russian federation, said that Warsaw will react more harshly to further provocations involving airspace violations.

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

Translated by Tetyana Pidgorna, Yana Hushchyna, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya 

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