War in Ukraine today: latest news, February 01, 2024 (photo)

It has been the 708th 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 wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, it does not abandon its plans for the complete occupation of Ukraine, ignores the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, launches strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets. The enemy is actively using aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armoured vehicles.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

On February 1, there were 58 combat clashes. The enemy launched 2 missile strikes, one of them with 1 Kh-59 guided missile at the civilian infrastructure of Myrnohrad (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers launched 66 airstrikes, carried out 38 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, russian terrorist attacks resulted in civilian injuries. Residential private and apartment buildings, a school and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

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 russian army 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 Vovchansk and Vil’khuvatka (Kharkiv oblast). More than 40 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Klyusy (Chernihiv oblast), Volfyne, Katerynivka, Volodymyrivka, Pysarivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Vovchansk, and Mala Vovcha (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Kupiansk, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 5 assaults near Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). In that area the occupiers made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense.  The occupiers launched air strikes near Kolodiazne, Synkivka, and Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Synkivka, Tabaivka, Ivanivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Lyman, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 1 assault in the vicinity of Terny (Donetsk oblast). In that area the adversary, with air support, made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense, to no success. The occupiers launched an airstrike in the vicinity of Spirne (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Yampolivka, Verkhnokamians’ke, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Bakhmut, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1 attack in the vicinity of Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers made unsuccessful attempts to improve their tactical situation. More than 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, and Niu-York (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Avdiivka, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 15 attacks near Avdiivka and 5 more attacks near Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the occupiers, with air support, made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense to no success. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Sukha Balka, Novobakhmutivka, Novokalynove, Ocheretyne and Orlivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars more than 15x settlements, including Novobakhmutivka, Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Marinka, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the enemy, with air support, made 11 unsuccessful attempts to improve its tactical situation. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kostyantynivka, and Yelyzavetivka (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Kurakhove, Heorhiivka, Pobieda, Novomykhailivka, and Katerynivka were under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Shakhtarske, the russian army conducted no offensives. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Vuhledar, Novodonets’ke and Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 10 settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, and Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1 attack near Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The occupiers launched an airstrike near Novodarivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20 settlements, including Poltavka, Chervone, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, and Kamianske (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

Towards Kherson, Odesa operational-strategic group,  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 13 unsuccessful assaults on positions of Ukrainian troops. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novokairy, Chervonyi Maiak, Novoberyslav, and Krynky (Kherson oblast). The adversary fired artillery at the city of Kherson as well as Solonchaky, and Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast). On top of that, the invaders launched MLRS strikes at the vicinities of Ol’hivka, Krynky, Tiahynka, Ivanivka, Novotyahynka, Tokarivka, and Chornobaivka (Kherson oblast).

The Ukrainian Air Force launched airstrikes on 13 buildups of enemy troops, weapons and military equipment, and 1 air defense system.

The Ukrainian rocket troops hit 2 buildups of enemy troops, weapons and military equipment, 4x artillery systems, 1x electronic warfare station.

Also, on the night of February 1, forces of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine (HUR) destroyed a missile boat of the 41st brigade of missile boats of the russian Black Sea fleet in the western part of the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Maksym Tsutskiridze, Deputy Head of the National Police, says that almost 10 K civilians have died because of the russian aggression. He also emphasized that these are only known data from the territories controlled by the government of Ukraine. 

Maksym Tsutskiridze, Deputy Head of the National Police, reports that 22 russian soldiers in Ukraine were convicted in person for shelling humanitarian evacuation convoys and other war crimes. In total, National Police investigators have registered 112,500 war crimes committed by the russian occupiers, 97K of which are being investigated under the article on violation of the customs of war, and some have already been transferred to the SBU.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Based on the information provided by the General Staff, Ukrainian troops repelled 45 russian attacks towards Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Shakhtarske and Marinka on 31 January. Most of russian attacks were towards Avdiivka.

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, informed that about 20 settlements in Kharkiv oblast came under enemy artillery and mortar attacks, including: Okip of Bohodukhiv region, Lukiantsi of Kharkiv region, Vovchansk of Chuhuiv region, Synkivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka, Kotliarivka, Pishchane of Kupiansk region, etc. Velykyi Burlyk, Kolodiazne, Kyslivka, Synkivka suffered aviation attacks.

At 11:15 pm, the invaders attacked Kharkiv with 4 Shahed-136 UAVs, 2 drones hit the territory of a civilian industrial facility in Osnovianakyi district. There were no casualties. Two enemy UAVs were shot down by air defence forces.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

At 11:32 pm, the invaders shelled an outbuilding, which caught on fire in Novoosynove village, Kupiansk region.

At 9:56 pm, the invaders hit the central district hospital with two KAB aerial bombs in Velykyi Burluk village, Kupiansk region. The façade, roof and windows of the hospital were damaged. 38 people, including 5 employees of the hospital, were evacuated. The hospital staff and patients managed to respond to the air raid alarm. Those, who are allowed to do so by their doctors, will be treated on an outpatient basis with additional medical examination and supervision. 

At 4:35 pm, as a result of hostile shelling, the glazing and facade of non-residential buildings were damaged and an unused warehouse partially destroyed in Velykyi Burluk village.

At 11 am, there was an enemy shelling in Riasne village, Bohodukhiv region. Private houses, a warehouse and graves in the local cemetery were damaged.

At 12 pm, a private house was damaged as a result of shelling in Vilcha village, Chuhuiv region.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 6 enemy attacks near Synkivka.

Combined teams of bomb experts cleared 9.97 hectares of land and destroyed 154 explosive ordnance.

It became known about three more servicemen from Kharkiv oblast who were among those released during the 50th prisoner exchange. In total, 11 residents of the region were released.

Donetsk oblast

The press service of Donetsk police reported that the russian army attacked 11 settlements: Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Toretsk cities, Niu-York, Ocheretyne, Tsukuryne, Kalynove, Netailove, Soloviove, Umanske and Shakhtarske villages. The enemy attacked with guided aerial bombs, missiles, Uragan and Grad multiple rocket launchers, artillery and tanks. E6 civilian objects were damaged, such as, 27 residential buildings, an outpatient clinic, an administrative building, a post office, a business, a boiler house, a bus and a power line.

Destruction as a result of russian shelling. Photo: National Police

Towards Volnovakha, the outskirts of Novoukrainka and Maksymivka of Vuhledar community were shelled, there were no casualties.

Towards Pokrovsk, Krasnohorivka and Katerynivka of Marinka community were under artillery attack. A person was killed, 10 houses, 2 agricultural enterprises damaged and a power line cut in Tsukuryne of Selydove community. A missile hit a school in Myrnohrad, damaging 11 buildings.

Destruction as a result of russian shelling. Photos from social media

Towards Kramatorsk, Lyman community suffered 16 shelling attacks, with no casualties or destruction. Kalynove of Illinivsk community and Oleksandro-Shultyne of Kostiantynivka community were shelled. 

Towards Bakhmut, 2 people were injured, 4 houses, an administrative building and an infrastructure facility damaged in Toretsk. 3 houses in Niu-York and 1 house in Shcherbynivka were also damaged. In Chasiv Yar community, 8 houses were damaged. In Siversk, 2 houses and a non-residential building were damaged.

Destruction as a result of russian shelling. Photo: Donetsk Regional Military Administration

In just one day, russians shelled 11 settlements. 69 people, including 7 children, were evacuated from the frontline.

White Angels unit evacuated a family with three young children from Toretsk. Photo: National Police

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Nevske, Bilohorivka and Serebrianka forest were hit by enemy airstrikes over the last day. Makiivka and Nevske were under artillery and mortar attacks.

Yesterday Luhansk residents, who still remain in Novoliubivka and Nevske, received a weekly supply of bread. 

Searches of civilians have been going on for four days in Troitske community. Empty houses, which were not previously known to the invaders, are being looted. Other houses, from which the local population decided to leave, were almost immediately occupied by russians. 

Touring builders in Lysychansk, when cutting out centralised heating systems in apartment buildings, dismantle individual heating installed in apartments. Instead, they promise to install regular radiators. They say nothing about the timeframe for switching on the heating.

Yevhen Pikus, Colonel of Luhansk Border Guard Detachment, reported that three russian soldiers have surrendered to Ukrainian border guards in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. The mercenaries are mobilised and contract soldiers from ryazan, pskov and grozny of chechen Republic, and one of them came to make money from the war.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Victoria Nuland, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, paid a working visit to Kyiv on January 31. This is her second visit to Ukraine since the start of the full-scale russian invasion.

According to Bucha City Council, military training is planned for three days on the territory of Bucha community. The training will be held day and night from February 1 to 3.

Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of Kyiv RMA, reports that Andrii Pilshchykov, Ukrainian pilot, was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage. He was one of the “Kyiv ghosts” and defended the skies of Kyiv oblast as part of the 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade. He tragically died in late summer.

An old dormitory in the village of Mykhailivka-Rubezhivka was reconstructed to accommodate IDPs. Currently, 19 IDP families who lost their homes due to the russian aggression have new homes. The work was carried out by Irpin City Council, the Housing for IDPs charity fund and the Dom Development Polish company. The building is adapted for people with disabilities.

According to Kyiv RMA, in Irpin, 31 detached houses have been overhauled. Currently, another 30 houses damaged by the russian aggression are being rebuilt from scratch. International partners are helping to restore housing for people. In particular, the Global Empowerment Mission Foundation is replacing windows, and UNHCR is providing construction materials.

A campaign to support Ukrainian military units is underway in Darnytsia district of Kyiv. Since the beginning of the year, 62 FPV drones have been delivered to the 126th Battalion of the 112th Brigade of the Territorial Defence Forces and the 23rd Special Forces Battalion of the Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Presidential Brigade.

On January 25, the Ukrainian Women’s Guard NGO held a meeting for women in the warm and cosy atmosphere of the Lesia Ukrainka Public Library in Kyiv. The purpose of the event was to provide psychological support to women during the war, prevent emotional burnout and restore their resources. At the Women’s Circle, together with Tana Sribna, the participants embroidered shirts for children born during the war and enjoyed children’s drawings that will be sent to the military in the near future.

According to the Ukrainian State Film Agency, the main posters for the feature drama Bucha directed by Stanislav Tiunov were presented. The film is expected to premiere in autumn 2024.

Zhytomyr oblast 

According to Donetsk RMA, starting from February 4, evacuations from Donetsk oblast to Zhytomyr oblast will be carried out by a special train once every 8 days on even numbers. The evacuees will be provided with free housing in places of compact residence in Zhytomyr oblast, accommodation allowances, humanitarian, psychological and medical assistance.

According to Zhytomyr RMA, in 2023, 182 servicemen’s families of Zhytomyr oblast received certificates for the purchase of apartments. Last year, local budgets allocated more than UAH 305 million in financial compensation to support servicemen and their families in purchasing housing.

Andrii Naiman,  military doctor from Zhytomyr, was returned home from russian captivity during the prisoner exchange. He was taken prisoner on May 18, 2022, from Mariupol’s Azovstal, where he treated military and civilians. 

According to the Department of Culture and Tourism of Zhytomyr Regional Administration, 50 Orthodox communities in the oblast that previously belonged to moscow patriarchate have moved to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. 

Sumy oblast

According to Sumy RMA, russians fired 43 times at Sumy oblast – there were 216 explosions. Khotin, Yunakivka, Krasnopillia, Myropil, Velyka Pysarivka, Shalyhyne, Esman, Znob Novhorodske, Seredyna-Buda, and Svesa communities were shelled.

At night, the russian military struck 29 times at the border areas of Sumy oblast. Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Seredyna-Buda, and Svesa communities were under enemy fire. 

According to the State Border Guard Service, border guards in Sumy oblast record the highest activity of enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups. Defence forces units are doing their best to detect subversive reconnaissance groups in time and strike them to drive them out of the country. A significant number of border monitoring equipment is used on the border with russia, including unmanned aerial vehicles and anti-sabotage reserves.

According to Sumy RMA, last year, 26 major restoration projects were implemented in Sumy oblast. The total cost of these projects was about UAH 2 billion. They were financed from the state budget and co-financed from local budgets.

Chernihiv oblast

According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, russian troops attacked 4 border communities in Chernihiv oblast. Novhorod-Siverskyi community – 2 mortar attacks; Semenivka community – 1 cannon artillery attack and 26 mortar attacks; Snovsk community – 9 mortar attacks; Horodnia community – 29 MLRS attacks.

Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine, reported that Latvian partners have donated 650 laptops to children from Chernihiv Oblast. 

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, reported that the occupiers shelled Nikopol region with artillery twice. They hit Myrove and Marhanets communities. The occupiers do not stop attacking Nikopol. During the day, 6 kamikaze drones were launched into the region also shelled with artillery. The regional center, Marhanets, Myrove and Pokrovsk communities were under attack. In Nikopol 8 private houses, an outbuilding, garages, a gazebo, a minibus and a car, 2 power lines and fences were damaged.

In Myrove community, an agricultural enterprise community was hit, and a residential building, an outbuilding and a car  in Pokrovsk were damaged. The enemy hit Novomoskovsk region with a missile.

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

14 defenders from Dnipropetrovsk oblast returned home from russian captivity. 7 of them are from Kryvyi Rih region. 

Vinnytsia oblast

4 FPV drones  were sent from students of Marianiv school in Vinnytsia oblast to the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade near Soledar. More than UAH 39 K was collected by several dozen schoolchildren with carols and donations in 3 villages of the community.

Kirovohrad oblast

In Kropyvnytskyi, residents paid tribute to Vitalii Kharchenko with the call sign Tucha, soldier of the 3rd Separate Special Regiment named after Prince Sviatoslav the Brave.

A 28-year-old senior soldier was killed near Avdiivka in Donetsk region while performing a combat mission.

Poltava oblast

Filip Pronin, Head of the RMA, reported that two defenders from Poltava oblast were released from captivity. Artem Sheremet and Ivan Burdym returned home.

Cherkasy oblast

Ihor Taburets, Head of Cherkasy Regional Military Administration, says that among those released as part of the exchange are five residents of Cherkasy. Sergeant Volodymyr Rudenko, soldiers Vadym Smilskyi, Vadym Zayets, Rostyslav Lysenko and Mykola Sheynin were in captivity since 2022. One of the soldiers was still missing.

Prisoner exchange. Photo: Ihor Taburets, Head of Cherkasy Regional Military Administration

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration reported that the russian army conducted 169 attacks on the towns and villages of Zaporizhzhia oblast. Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Novoandriivka, Robotyne, Pryiutne, Bilohiria, Temyrivka, Stepnohirsk, Pyatikhatky, Kamianske, Lobkove, Lukianivske were attacked with aircraft, MLRSs, drones and artillery 101 times. 

Mykolaiv oblast

On  January 31, the russian army attacked Mykolaiv oblast with ballistic missiles four times. According to preliminary data, Iskander-M and S-300 missiles were used. An infrastructure facility and power supply network were damaged. The shelling damaged an infrastructure facility and the power supply network. More than 400 consumers were left without electricity. Restoration works are underway. 

According to Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, on January 31 at 11:01 and 12:08, russian mortar shelling was recorded in the waters of Ochakiv community. There were no casualties. At 11:48, the enemy fired artillery at Kutsurub community. During the day, they sent five FPV drones there. There were no casualties.

The Main Department of the State Emergency Service in Mykolaiv oblast reports that on February 1, four men were blown up on an unknown munition in an open area near the village of Yevhenivka, Mykolaiv oblast. One of them was killed. Three others are in hospital. 

Odesa oblast

Odesa City Council reported that Istanbul, Turkey handed over a batch of humanitarian aid to Odesa. It includes 41 generators of various capacities and 2,500 first aid kits. The cargo has already arrived in the city. After registration, the generators will be distributed among municipal institutions, and the first aid kits will be handed over to their intended use.

While monitoring the Black Sea coast within the Tuzly Estuaries National Nature Park, environmentalists recently discovered explosive devices. Mines of this type could probably have appeared on the embankment of the protected area and other areas of the national park’s sandy embankment after the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam was blown up. After powerful storms, they were thrown far from the coast. The information was passed on to the military.

Kherson oblast

At around 15:15, the russian army dropped explosives from a drone in Beryslav, Kherson oblast. A woman was injured and taken to hospital.

The russian army attacked an ambulance crew in Beryslav  region of Kherson oblast  with a drone. The vehicle was damaged. The doctors were not injured.

On the night of January 31, russian aircraft attacked a village in Mylove community of Kherson oblast. Four guided aerial bombs were dropped on the village.  An educational institution and houses were damaged. A couple was injured and hospitalised. They were diagnosed with explosive, contusions and shrapnel  injuries.

The State Emergency Service reported that at night, the russian army destroyed a residential building in Kherson. Two residents were trapped under the rubble. Rescuers freed the people.  

The South  Operational Command said that on January 31, in Kherson oblast, the Air Armed Forces of the South Air Command destroyed a Merlin-BP reconnaissance drone and two Lancet kamikaze drones of the russian army.

On the left bank of the Kherson region, the Southern Armed Forces destroyed a Grad multiple rocket launcher system, nine guns, three drones, seven vehicles and two observation posts of the russian army. 32 russian servicemen were eliminated.

The russian military fired 41 times at Kherson oblast. They hit educational institutions and a kindergarten in Beryslav region, a dormitory and an enterprise in Kherson. Six people were injured.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Six military men from Volyn were released from russian captivity. Brothers Anatolii and Pavlo Romanykyi from Rozhyshche, Bohdan Ozymok from Rozhyshchen community, Mykola Hoidalo from the village of Nizkychi, Vitalii Herasymik from the village of Budyatichi, and Oleksii Koval from Rozhishchen community were returned home. They were in captivity since May 2022.

Zakarpattia oblast

Yurii Tsolihan from Svalшavsk region, soldier of the 101st Territorial Defense Brigade of Zakarpattia, returned from captivity. Border guard Andrii Kolшadenko from Vynohradov was also released from captivity. He served in Mukachevo border detachment and defended Azovstal together with other comrades.

The design of the 4.5.0 Recovery Center regional rehabilitation center has been completed. The project involves a deep renovation of the building and territory of the former maternity hospital in Uzhhorod. In the new facility, up to 500 patients will be able to undergo rehabilitation of various levels of complexity every day. Partners from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria took part in implementation and financing of the project. Businesses and local entrepreneurs also joined the 4.5.0 Recovery Center team.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Among the freed prisoners of war is Vasyl Stefurak, serviceman from Horodenkiv community. He was captured a year and a half ago in Kherson oblast. Vasyl’s father is currently in the army, and his brother Stepan defended the territorial integrity of Ukraine and was killed in the area of ​​ATO/OOS in 2014.

Vasyl Sheverniuk from Sniatyn region returned from captivity. Vasyl was drafted into the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in November 2020. After serving for six months, he signed a contract to continue his service. In May 2022, the defender was captured at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

Lviv oblast

Residents of Lviv oblast have returned from russian captivity. Vladyslav Ivakhov from Yavoriv served in the 36th separate brigade of marines. He defended Mariupol and was captured in May 2022. Sviatoslav Bahrii from Zhydachevo, Head of the legal department, Deputy of Zhydachiv City Council took part in the ATO. When the full-scale war began, he volunteered for the ranks of the Armed Forces, serving in the 24th separate mechanized brigade named after King Danylo. He was captured in March 2022 near Popasna. Ruslan Kvas from Mykolaiv, Lviv region, served in the 24th separate mechanized brigade named after King Danylo. He was captured at the end of March 2022, near Popasna.

Two residents of Chervonohrad region returned home from captivity. Mykola Yarema from the village of Kariv, went as a volunteer to Velikomostivsk border unit. He went missing in May 2022. Later, relatives were informed that Mykola was in captivity. Vasyl Veliura from the village of Boianets, participant in hostilities, and after February 24, 2022, he fought in the ranks of the separate mechanized brigade named after King Danylo. He was in captivity since March 2022.

Oleh Turchak returned home after a long stay in captivity. The man comes from Zimnovodov community.

Vyacheslav Butrim, from Novohrodivka, Donetsk oblast, returned from russian captivity. He served in the 105th separate territorial defense brigade. He has been in captivity since May 2023. The defender’s mother was forced to seek shelter in Novoiavorivsk due to the war. The son is going to there now.

Polish partners of Brodiv community sent 4 drones to protect Ukraine from the enemy. Two Mavic 3 were purchased with budget funds, the other two were bought by private entrepreneurs of Mohilno community. Also, benefactors brought two beads of humanitarian aid for the defenders. Mohilno community sent funds for ammunition, a drone and a school bus, and humanitarian goods. Thanks to the active artistic activity of the People’s House of the village of Novyi Mylyatyn, Buska community raised funds and purchased an FPV drone as part of the Carol for the Armed Forces charity event. Children, members of the nativity scene from the village of Batkiv of Pidkaminsk community caroled, and also donated their pocket money, then bought and handed over a drone for military personnel.

In January, Lviv City Council sent 996 drones and UAVs, 18 vehicles, including cars, ATVs and tow trucks, and 42 searchlights worth UAH 58 mln to the military.

The RMA reported that volunteers of Kamianka-Buzka community bought a Mitsubishi L200 car for the soldiers of the 80th separate airborne assault brigade of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In Lviv, leading children’s maxillofacial surgeons of Ukraine and the USA will help patients with cleft lip and palate. They will be consulting and operating on small patients from all over Ukraine for five days.

Rivne oblast

Among those released from russian captivity are military personnel from Rivne oblast, namely, lieutenant Andrii Kolosinskyi, senior soldier Serhii Taziev, junior sergeant Serhii Oliynyk and senior sergeant Valentyn Brachkivskyi. Currently, lists of the released fighters are still being clarified.

There were 27 air alarms in Rivne oblast in January. The longest was recorded on January 2, which lasted over three hours. Sirens sounded three times during the day on the first day of the new year. The maximum number of days without alarms is three days. The “mode of silence” lasted from January 2 to 6.

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil students took part in the Kids and Art for Ukraine international charity program. Students drew pictures that were shown in London and Albania. For participation in the competition, as a reward, educational institutions received computer equipment.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reports that Ukraine returned another 207 defenders from captivity. 2 of them are from Khmelnytskyi. These are servicemen from Kamianets-Podilskyi and Polonyi.

Chernivtsi oblast

The RMA reports that two residents of Bukovyna returned from russian captivity: Andrii Stepanov from Novodnistrovsk and Valerii Dashkevich from the village of Klishkivtsi.

A new shelter was opened in Kruhlitsky educational complex of Khotyn City Council. The project, worth UAH 3.7 mln, was implemented with the support of the Government of Ukraine and Chernivtsi oblast. The funds were allocated from the fund for liquidating consequences of the armed aggression.

An inpatient rehabilitation service has been launched at Chernivtsi War Veterans Hospital. 9 patients are already undergoing rehabilitation here. 8 physical rehabilitation specialists, physical and occupational therapists and medics of related specialties work with them. The department opened 20 beds for inpatient rehabilitation. In addition, the institution has already started repair work on the creation of an innovative rehabilitation center with 60 beds for wounded defenders of Ukraine within the framework of cooperation with the RECOVERY project.

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

on February 1, at the EU summit in Brussels, 27 leaders of the EU member states  unanimously agreed on a package of aid to Ukraine worth EUR 50 bln for four years.

EU countries will provide military aid to Ukraine in the amount of EUR 21 bln in 2024. Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, believes that this amount, which has been pledged, indicates “positive trends”, because in two years, the member states will spend EUR 28 bln on the military needs of Ukraine. Ministers also agreed to train another 20K Ukrainian soldiers in addition to the 40K already trained as part of the EU mission. In addition, according to Borrell, the amount of ammunition provided by the EU to Ukraine will reach 500K by March, but capacities are growing and the situation “will continue to improve in the coming months.”

Victoria Nuland, Deputy Secretary of State, announced the arrival of American aerial bombs to the Ukrainian front. She emphasized that the US continues to provide security support to Ukraine in all categories. Ukraine received a tranche from Japan in the amount of $390 mln. The funds were transferred as part of World Bank projects and are intended for social protection and the restoration of agriculture.

The Federal Council of Switzerland approved the application of additional sanctions against russia in response to its military aggression against Ukraine. The country joined bans of the European Union on the import of russian diamonds, cast iron, and liquefied petroleum gas. Switzerland also banned the export of dual-purpose goods to the russian federation, including chemicals, lithium batteries, drone engines, machine tools and their parts. In addition, citizens of the russian federation will be prohibited from controlling companies that provide crypto-asset services in Switzerland.

The International Court of the United Nations in The Hague partially satisfied Ukraine’s lawsuit against russia regarding the financing of terrorism in Donbas and the oppression of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea. The court stated that the russian federation failed to protect the rights of ethnic Ukrainians in Crimea, where the number of students studying Ukrainian has fallen sharply. Thus, russia violated its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Another round of negotiations with Italy regarding the conclusion of a bilateral security agreement was held. Interlocutors started discussing the structure of the project of the corresponding agreement, its main elements and separate thematic blocks.

Jan Lipavsky, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, supported the preparation of a new package of EU sanctions against russia and proposed to limit the movement of russian diplomats through the territory of Schengen countries.

“There is no so-called problem of fatigue with Ukraine, but there is a problem of fatigue with Viktor Orban. We have to solve so many problems, and of course, today we need to strengthen our unity around Ukraine,” said Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister.

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, Viktoriia Yurchenko, Zhanna Anshukova, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya

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