War in Ukraine today: latest news, February 15, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 357th 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:   

Despite significant losses, the enemy does not give up its intentions to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, for which it significantly continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations towards Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk.

The enemy inflicted 17 airstrikes and 28 MLRS attacks on civilian infrastructure of Pokrovsk, Donetsk oblast and Kherson oblast. There are civilian casualties, a residential multi-storey building was almost destroyed and a hospital in Beryslav was shelled again.

There remains a threat of further russian air and missile strikes throughout Ukraine.

Towards Volyn, Polissia, Siversk and Sloboda, there were no signs of offensive enemy groups forms. Certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus and the Armed Forces of the russian federation continue to perform tasks in the border areas with Ukraine. At the training grounds of the Republic of Belarus, measures of combat training of russian troops continue. At the same time, the enemy does not stop mortar and artillery shelling of the positions of our units, as well as settlements near the contact line. The settlements of Yanzhulivka, Chernihiv oblast, Rozhkovychi, Tovstodubovo, Bilokopytovo, Vovkivka, Volfyne and Basivka of Sumy oblast and Hraniv, Krasne, Vovchansk, Duzhanka, Duzhanka, Rublene, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna and Kreidianka in Kharkiv oblast were subjected to enemy fire attack. The occupiers struck army aviation forces from the territory of the russian federation on Naumivka in Sumy oblast and Hranov and Udy of Kharkiv oblast. 

Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy fired tanks, mortars and artillery at more than 15 settlements, namely Krokhmalne, Cherneshchyna, Kharkiv region; Novoehorivka, Makiivka, Stelmakhivka, Nevsky and Chervonopopivka in Luhansk and Ternopil regions, Novoselivka, Dispute, Rozdolivka and Stepove of Donetsk region. 

Towards Bakhmut, more than 15 settlements were shelled by mortar and artillery shelling, namely Mykolaivka, Vasiukivka, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Stupochki, Kurdiumivka, Druzhba and Maiorsk.

Towards Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk, 14 settlements, including Vodiane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pobeda, Mykilske, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechistivka and Zolota Nyva, Donetsk region, came under tank, mortar and artillery shelling. 

Towards Zaporizhzhia, more than 15 settlements were hit by fire, namely Temyrivka, Malynivka, Chervone, Charivne, Huliaipole, Bilohiria, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv and Zaporizhzhia of Zaporizhzhia oblast.

Towards Kherson, Kherson and more than 10 settlements, namely Zolota Balka, Havrylivka, Kachkarivka, Zmiivka, Beryslav, Vesele, Lviv, Tiahynka, Berehove, Kherson oblast and Ochakiv in Mykolaiv oblast, suffered from enemy artillery fire.

In Starobilsk, Luhansk oblast, on the territory of the surgical building of a local hospital, the occupiers deployed a military hospital to treat severely injured russian servicemen. The surgical building is completely closed for civilians. As of February 11, there were 20 military trucks with wounded russians.

In Nova Kakhovka, Kherson oblast, the occupiers search private houses of the local population to seize swimming equipment, which are then used for sabotage and provocations. 

Aviation of the Defense Forces inflicted 11 strikes on buildups of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers, as well as 5 strikes on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems.

At the same time, our defenders on the eastern front destroyed a russian Ka-52 helicopter.

Units of rocket troops and artillery hit the enemy’s control point, 3 buildups of enemy manpower and 2 ammunition depots.


Air Force Spokesman Yurii Ihnat reports that air targets were found in Kyiv oblast. These were enemy balloons moving in space under the influence of the wind. It is possible that these objects were released to detect and deplete Ukrainian air defense.

Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov says that it may take several months to de-occupy the territory. «…It takes time. We are talking about a few months when we will be fully prepared. And then, by decision of the General Staff, certain events will take place,” he said.

 US State Department Spokesman Ned Price, referring to the official report of the Conflict Observatory, says that russia used 43 camps to forcibly resettle and deport thousands of Ukrainian children. He noted that in many cases, Russia allegedly ‘temporarily’ evacuated children from Ukraine under the guise of free summer camps, and then refused to return the children and cut off all contacts with their families. The State Department stressed that the illegal movement and deportation of persons under protection is a war crime and a serious violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilians.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the invaders launched air strikes on Hranove and Udy. At least 10 more settlements were under artillery, tanks and mortar attacks during the day.

The spokesman for the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office, Dmytro Chubenko, reported that 22 people have been suspected of adjusting fire for the invaders, 18 of them have already been passed to court.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov, informed that today at 7 am Kupiansk was under attack again. Three private buildings and outbuildings were damaged. Fires broke out. There were no casualties.

Kupiansk. Photo: telegram channel of Oleh Syniehubov/Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

The invaders launched a missile at the house of culture in Monachynivka village of the Kindrashivka community: the building was destroyed, but there were no casualties.

Head of Zolochiv community, Viktor Kovalenko, said that russian troops shelled Chervona Zoria and Svitlychne villages with helicopters and Uragan MRLs in the morning of February 15. Households and power grids were damaged. During the shelling of Svitlychne, the last surviving building was damaged.

At least 20 settlements were shelled yesterday. Towards Kupiansk, the enemy shelled Berestove, Dvorichna, Krokhmalne, Kupiansk and Tabaivka with tanks, mortars and artillery. Chuhunivka, Hlyboke, Hraniv, Strilecha, Veterynarne, Vovchansk and other settlements were also targeted.

In Kupiansk, an apartment building was heavily damaged as a result of a missile attack.

Pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service seized and defused 10 explosive ordnance.

Donetsk oblast

Commander of the Svoboda battalion, Yevhen Oropai, reported that in the battles towards Bakhmut, the military observed a decrease in the number of Wagner soldiers “mobilised” from russian prisons and an increase in regular russian troops. The invaders are creating a dangerous situation around the city, particularly on the Kostiantynivka-Bakhmut highway. However, the enemy faced strong resistance there as well.

Russians struck at the Soniachnyi residential district in Pokrovsk, damaging an apartment building. According to updated information, russians attacked with Smerch multiple rocket launchers. Rescuers managed to rescue two people from the destroyed entrance. As of 1 pm, there were 12 injured civilians in Pokrovsk. At least two more people were under the rubble. An operational headquarters to help the victims has been deployed in the city.

Aftermath of a missile hit. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military AdministrationTowards Volnovakha, there was intense shelling of Vuhledar and the outskirts.

Towards Donetsk, the night was relatively calm: there were isolated attacks on Katerynivka, Krasnohorivka and Marinka of the Marinka community, the outskirts of Kurakhove community and Avdiivka. In addition, russians shelled Vesele settlement of the Ocheretyne community with tanks late in the evening.

Towards Horlivka, Kostiantynivka suffered a missile attack: 1 person was injured, 4 apartment buildings and the Palace of Culture damaged. In Bakhmut, 1 person was killed and an administrative building damaged. In the Soledar community, 2 buildings in Vasiukivka were damaged; Fedorivka, Minkivka and Paraskoviivka were under shelling. Chasiv Yar was under fire from Grad MRLs for three hours: at least 12 buildings, an enterprise, an industrial zone and a gas pipeline were damaged – no casualties.

Towards Lysychansk, several buildings were damaged in Siversk, without any casualties.

Ukrposhta has issued a special postal block. This time it is dedicated to those who are overcoming the aftermath of russian shelling.

New stamp. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that yesterday Russians killed 1 civilian in Bakhmut. Another 1 person was injured.

In the temporarily occupied Mariupol, russians mobilized the first three residents, who worked in a utility company, to the russian army.

Luhansk oblast

Yesterday, the Defence Forces repelled enemy attacks in Bilohorivka, Kreminna and Nevske.

Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy shelled Bilohorivka, Chervonopopivka, Dibrova, Makiivka, Nevske, Novoiehorivka, Novoselivske, Pishchane, Serebrianka forestry and Stelmakhivka with tanks, mortars and artillery.

Luhansk oblast is represented for the first time at the Revival of the Nation, Municipalities of Ukraine, Opportunities for investors and partners Investment Conference in Poland organised by ECONOMY OF TRUST, MAYORS CLUB and REBUILD UKRAINE. 24 communities of Ukraine participate in the event.

New stamp. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that there is a powerful escalation near Bilohorivka and Kreminna. Our military is holding the line – the information from russian propagandists about the enemy’s alleged advance is not true. The invaders are moving additional reserves and equipment to Luhansk oblast. We understand what to expect from the enemy.

Russians have concentrated a large amount of equipment in Luhansk oblast and are actively using aviation. Assaults by small groups continue almost around the clock.

Referring to the Luhansk RMA, forced passportisation from Russia is a replacement of documents in exchange for a soft loan if the population has no money. Only 20% of the locals out of 6K will join the training program for gauleiter in the occupied territories.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The Air Force spokesman Yurii Ihnat reported that the aerial alarm in Kyiv and the oblast is connected with the use of balloons with reflectors by the occupiers. The enemy uses such aerial objects as a false target to distract the air defense system and collect intelligence from its location. He noted that the number of destroyed russian reconnaissance Orlan UAVs is increasing every day, therefore, apparently, the russians began to use them sparingly and prefer balloons. The KCMA reported that about 6 enemy targets were detected over Kyiv, most of which were shot down by anti-aircraft defense.

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson arrived in Kyiv. He met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Ulf Kristersson also visited Borodianka and Kalynivka, which suffered a lot during the hostilities in the oblast.

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson visited Kyiv oblast. Photo: Kyiv RMA

A military officer of the russian federation is accused of murdering a civilian resident of Kyiv oblast. In March 2022, together with other servicemen of the russian federation, in the territory of the occupied village of Gavronshchyna, Bucha region, the suspected captain of the 64th separate motorized rifle brigade shot a 70-year-old unarmed civilian walking down the street with a machine gun. Specialists of the Kyiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office sent an indictment to the court.

Mayor of Irpin Oleksandr Markushyn announced that the management team of Irpin will present projects for the reconstruction of destroyed social facilities and residential buildings at the REBUILD UKRAINE 2023 international forum. The forum will be held on February 15-16 in Warsaw. It will gather representatives of international donor and financial organizations, charitable funds, investment and construction companies, as well as state structures and territorial communities of Ukraine.

The Kyiv RMA reported that multi-storey buildings in a military town in Hostomel destroyed due to russian military aggression are dismantled. There are plans to restore all 6 destroyed residential buildings as part of cooperation with the company Neo Eco, which specializes in ecological restoration of damaged objects.

Houses destroyed by russian troops are being dismantled in Hostomel. Photo: Kyiv RMA

The Hlevakha village council reported that a help center for families has opened in the community. Ukrainian families affected by the war have the opportunity to receive humanitarian, psychological and legal assistance at the Center. Families who have moved from temporarily occupied territories or war zones can also apply for support.

Students of Irpin Lyceum No. 2 and the TGI Academy school visited the volunteer headquarters of the NGO Berehynya from Irpin on an excursion. The children saw how the rear helps the Ukrainian military and participated in weaving camouflage nets and making trench candles. The schoolchildren brought drawings and crafts, which the volunteers will hand over to the military later.

Zhytomyr oblast

Head of the Zhytomyr RMA Vitalii Bunechko announced that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the oblast has suffered 103 missile and bomb attacks by the russians, as a result of which 3,350 objects were damaged or completely destroyed. 97 apartment buildings and 1,462 private houses were restored by the joint efforts of the state, regional military administration, and communities. Last year, more than UAH 200 million was allocated to the restoration, and this year, another UAH 150 million is provided for this in the regional budget.

Zhytomyr Oblenergo reported that limits and restrictions for both household consumers and businesses have been lifted until the end of the day in the oblast,. According to the schedule, Ukrenergo will measure actual electricity consumption in the oblast.

In Touch Ukraine Foundation reported that the communities of Zhytomyr oblast received 500 electric heaters from UNICEF. Thus, the first 200 electric heaters will be distributed between Invincibility Centres and shelters of schools in the oblast.

The webinar “Psychological support of youth in today’s conditions” was held at Polissia National University. The participants of the information and educational event learned what a person feels in war conditions, what are the signs and manifestations of chronic stress, how  you can help yourself in crisis situations, and what are the ways to take care of yourself.

Sumy oblast

The Sumy RMA reported that the enemy shelled the communities of Bilopillia, Yunakivka and Seredino-Buda, there were 34 hits from mortars and AGL. In addition, the russian military dropped 2 explosive devices on the territory of the Yunakivka community. Today, 5 machine gun bursts were carried out from the territory of the russian federation towards one of the villages of the Nova Sloboda community.

Pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine detected and immediately destroyed a grenade launcher shot and a 30-mm artillery projectile. As reported by the regional military administration, dangerous finds were discovered on the territory of Sumy and Okhtyrka regions.

Cooperation of the Bilopillia city council and the German Society for International Cooperation continues. They provided the Bilopillia community with much-needed technical assistance once again – two complete sets of mobile power plants with a capacity of 500 W each.

Powerful generators, modern heaters, solar lamps and other necessary equipment from the Fortechny Charitable Foundation and the international organization Electriciens sans frontières (“Electricians without Borders”) were handed over by volunteers to Konotop, Sumy, Okhtyrka and Krasnopillia.

The Sumy City Council and the Sumy Regional Organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, which gives a start to the implementation of the construction project of a modular town for displaced persons. Up to 7 two-storey buildings with 1-2-room apartments equipped with electric heating are planned to be built on a plot of 2.5 hectares. It is planned to attract about 7 million dollars from international donors. Construction is planned to be completed by autumn.

Romny writer Oleksandr Rubets put up for auction the book “Gentle Ukrainization”. The auction is valid from today until February 19. The initial price of the book is UAH 50. The proceeds will be used to purchase cars for the Armed Forces.

Chernihiv oblast

The Chernihiv RMA reported that the enemy shelled Chernihiv oblast once again. Areas of Yanzhulivka and Tymonovichi settlements were hit by enemy shelling.

The Emergency Department of Chernihiv oblast reported that 4 appeals were processed and 37 explosive items were removed by the Special Emergency Rescue Squad of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Chernihiv oblast. All ammunition was transported by special vehicles in compliance with safety rules to the sorting site, where they will be destroyed later.

A Toyota Land Cruiser 71 ambulance from the Ukrainian-Swiss Association Free Ukraine, a non-profit organization that constantly supports Ukraine, will go to the Semenivka community soon. The ambulance can function in difficult conditions in territories with destroyed infrastructure.

17 new art objects appeared on the walls of buildings in the center of Chernihiv. These are small drawings made of stencils. They mainly depict the eyes of Ukrainian defenders. These works were left to us by a street artist with the pseudonym Kusek, who visited Ukraine for the first time as part of a delegation from the French city of Reims. Kusek’s drawings can be seen on the walls of the TIC, the Main Post Office, the Kotsiubinsky Library and Music School No. 1.

Murals by the French artist in Chernihiv. Photo: Department of Culture and Tourism of Chernihiv City Council

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to Head of Dnipropetrovsk RMA Serhii Lysak, an ambulance was handed over to the Territorial Defense fighters from Dnipropetrovsk oblast. It was purchased for the soldiers by the CF “From San to Don”. This ambulance will help save the lives of our soldiers. 

Military ambulance. Photo: head of Dnipropetrovsk RMA Serhii Lysak

A special redemption of a new stamp from Ukrposhta Warriors of Light. Warriors of Goodness took place in Dnipro. There are 5 stamps in the block. They glow in the dark. The new stamps are dedicated to people of those professions that ensure the operation of Ukraine’s critical infrastructure during the war.

Vinnytsia oblast

​​ Vinnytsia mayor Serhii Morhunov informed about another tranche of aid from Vinnytsia for the city of Balaklia. They sent a bus to the de-occupied city, which they had received earlier from Kielce, books collected by schools, and heaters donated by a Vinnytsia manufacturer. In addition, Vinnytsia supported Balaklia financially to repair residential buildings destroyed by the russians.

According to Director of the technical college Svitlana Vasyliuk, UAH 56 K was collected during a charity student ball in Vinnytsia. It was organized by students and teachers of the college. The money will be used to purchase thermal imagers for the military.

Kirovohrad oblast

Oleksandr Yaroshenko, General Director of the Kirovohrad oblast emergency medical aid and disaster medicine center, said that the center’s brigades provide medical aid to residents of the de-occupied territories of Mykolaiv oblast. Today, medical workers are in the Snihurivka community. 

Head of the Regional Department of Regional Development, Urban Planning, and Architecture, Viktoriia Kulikova, informed that the album of barrier-free solutions was presented in Kirovohrad RMA. The album was created within the initiative of First Lady Olena Zelenska “Without Barriers”. It is a practical guide for designers and architects of public space, which recommends and illustrates how environments can be user-friendly. The album is adapted to the realities of wartime. This guide is not only about comfort, but also about security, creating conditions for those fleeing war, and rehabilitating those returning from war zones.

Cherkasy oblast

Another shipment of humanitarian aid for internally displaced persons has arrived in Kaniv. The cargo includes 280 mattresses, 100 pillows, 280 sets of bed linen, and 260 hygiene sets.

Pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service of Cherkasy oblast, who demine de-occupied settlements of Ukraine, received new equipment. Metal detectors, a quadrocopter, blasting machines, a sapper’s set, and other equipment, handed over by Return Alive will greatly contribute to performing combat tasks.

New equipment for the State Emergency Service of Cherkasy. Photo from social networks

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The situation towards Zaporizhzhia has not undergone significant changes. The enemy concentrates its main efforts on holding the occupied borders. The enemy carried out 103 attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian defenders, using tank weapons, rocket and barrel artillery along the entire contact line.

The russian army once again shelled Zaporozhzhia oblast. The police received 19 reports about the destruction of residential and civil infrastructure facilities located near the front-line territory. There was no information about the victims.

Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Mala Tokmachka, Charivne, Bilohiria, Malynivka, Huliaipilske, Novoandriivka, Olhivske, Malynivka, Chervone, Temyrivka in the Polohy region, as well as Kamianske and Stepove in the Vasylivka region were the most affected by shelling. On February 14, these settlements withstood 71 enemy hits. Houses, fences and commercial buildings were damaged by enemy shelling.

Consequences of russian shelling. Photo: National Police.

Regional military administrations, state institutions and enterprises of Zaporizhia oblast received generators from international donors. In total, 35 generators with a capacity of 8-9 kW were distributed among the institutions. They were provided free of charge by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which is part of the UN system

The volunteers handed over the Hort plane, worth 55,000 euros, to the air reconnaissance troops working towards Zaporizhzhia. The aircraft will operate on batteries under any weather conditions. An important feature of the aircraft is the video fencryption.

A military man flies a Hort plane. Photo from social networks

Ivan Fedorov, mayor of Melitopol, announced that Ukrainian defenders from the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed Palantin, the latest russian complex of radio-electronic warfare, near temporarily occupied Vasylivka. 

Mykolaiv oblast

On February 14, at 7:52 p.m. and on February 15, at 06:10 a.m., the enemy launched artillery strikes on the water area of the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

The russians stole the tombstone of Sydor Bilyi, the chieftain of the Black Sea Cossacks, from the Kinburn Peninsula. This was reported by the historian, head of the NGO Buzky Guard, platoon commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ilia Zelinskyi. According to the historian, the invaders intend to take the tombstone to Krasnodar. As it turned out, they are carrying the tombstone of the local engineering team commander, which was once found on Kinburn and decorated as a monument. This was reported by Kherson local historian Oleksii Patalakh.

As a result of russian aggression, UAH 137 million of damage was caused to the environment of the Snihurivka territorial community. The territories are littered with construction waste and projectile fragments. ️The total area of land in Snihurivka, which has undergone clogging, is 4,500 square meters. The total volume of waste after missile strikes is 120 cubic meters.

Odesa oblast

As of February 15, there are 6 enemy ships on combat duty in the Black Sea. There is 1 Kalibr cruise missile carrier with 8 missiles on board among them. 1 enemy ship is on combat duty in the Sea of Azov. There are 10 enemy ships on combat duty in the Mediterranean Sea, 5 of them carrying Kalibr cruise missiles with a total salvo of 72 missiles.

10 million tons of food weren’t exported from the Odesa ports because russia’s interference in the “grain initiative” operation. russian inspectors deliberately delay inspection times, regularly demand unregulated documentation, refuse to work during working hours and look for other unjustified reasons to stop inspections. Less than half of the planned 10 inspections take place each day. A queue of more than 140 vessels has formed in the Bosphorus due to the delay in inspections by russia.  The vast majority of them have been waiting there for over a month.

Kherson oblast

Today, the invaders again shelled the hospital in Beryslav. Enemy shells hit the boiler room. The employee of the hospital was seriously injured.

Russian troops shelled the Kherson Regional Palace of Culture. The building is a historical and architectural monument. The facade and the ancient door were cut by shrapnel from the projectile.

Kherson Regional Palace of Culture after russian shelling. Photo from social networks

On February 14, russian invaders shelled Kherson oblast 38 times. The russian army attacked Kherson city 9 times. A medical facility and residential buildings were damaged by shelling. 2 people were injured. As a result of enemy attacks, medical institutions, multi-story buildings, the village council, warehouses, a store, a pharmacy, a gas pipeline and many private households were damaged.

Ambulance damaged by the russians. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast

Kherson oblast investigators exhumed the bodies of the local residents who were killed by russian troops in the Beryslav region. Specialized investigative and operational groups supported by representatives of the regional prosecutor’s office conducted exhumations of 8 victims’ corpses who died as a result of the armed aggression of the russian federation.

On February, 14, the police opened 61 criminal proceedings on the facts of war crimes committed by the russian military in Kherson oblast. The occupiers rob local residents and destroy property. Russians and collaborators took away the property of the gas company during the occupation of Visokopillia. Property left suffered significant damage as a result of enemy shelling. The police received a report that russian soldiers kidnapped a 31-year-old woman from the village of Stepanivka at the end of October last year. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Educational institutions of the oblast received 100 electric heaters and 33 water heaters provided by UNICEF. The equipment is designed to ensure comfortable conditions during the study and accommodation of students with a 24-hour stay in educational institutions.

Volyn border guards received field kitchenettes thanks to the Swedish Aid Center CF.

Zakarpattia oblast

The Zakarpattia RMA reported that the oblast strengthens cooperation with the international organization UNHCR in the areas of support for IDPs and local residents.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

RMA representatives took part in the first meeting of the Monitoring Committee within the Romania-Ukraine 2021-2027 Interreg NEXT Program. The procedure of the committee and large infrastructure projects were discussed.

The German volunteer initiative of the medical direction Rolling-Hospital first sent aid to Ivano-Frankivsk. A whole bus of medical products, namely, anesthetics, painkillers, masks, various medical supplies, water and cookies, were brought for the City Clinical Hospital #1.

The RMA reported that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded the Ivano-Frankivsk 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the honorary name Edelveis.

Lviv oblast

In the RMA, a meeting with Vice-Marshals of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Malgozata-Maria Gosewska was held. The current situation in Lviv oblast, the needs of IDPs, the level of providing them with humanitarian and other aid were discussed.

In the RMA, a meeting with business representatives was held. Actual support tools that entrepreneurs need in wartime conditions were discussed.

The Lviv RMA and the International Medical Corps signed the Memorandum for more effectively coordinating aid to those affected by the war.

The RMA reported that the international CF Partnership For Every Child will implement the World Children’s Fund CHILDHOOD project to support young children in wartime conditions in Lviv oblast.

Three ambulances and one fire truck will leave from Lviv oblast to the Bakhmut and Kherson directions. Cars equipped with medical equipment and medicines will receive the 28 separate mechanized brigade named after the Knights of the Winter Campaign, the 125 separate territorial defense brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 11th Tactical Aviation Brigade. Aid was provided by the CF SMART Medical Aid and the British-Ukrainian Aid.

The premises of the former polyclinic were renovated in Sambor. Soon, over 100 people who lost their homes due to the russian attack will be able to live here. The project was implemented by the Malta Help Desk, the Sambor city council, the Lviv RMA and the association Aktion Deutschland Hilft.

The RMA reported that in the Drohobych region the Caritas Lviv CF completed the construction of a hospital building for providing medical care to the elderly, disabled and wounded.

The Zolochiv region received humanitarian aid, namely, mattresses, insulation kits, blankets, solar lamps, canisters and chairs, from the International Organization for Migration. The aid will be used to equip Invincibility Centers and institutions where IDPs live.

14 radiators were sent to schools and kindergartens in all communities of the Chervonohrad region provided by UNICEF Ukraine.

Rivne oblast

A two-day IDP Forum has started in Rivne oblast. The event is held within the framework of the Unity for Action program implemented by IREX in Ukraine, Stabilization Support Services CF and with the support of the US State Department.

3 trucks of dry chopped firewood (200 storage meters) and food were sent from Rivne oblast to Kherson oblast. This is the third such aid.

Ternopil oblast

In the Ternopil City Care Center, volunteers distributed 250 vouchers for medicine during the day thanks to the Light of Reformation CF.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that the rescuers of Starokostiantynivka were awarded certificates for housing for their courage in liquidating the consequences of enemy shelling.

Chernivtsi oblast

Mayor of Chernivtsi, Roman Klichuk, held an online meeting with Honorary Consul of Turkey, Ugur Semih Akdemir. Further cooperation was discussed .

The city council of Chernivtsi reported that the city received 25 modules for heating. Rivne received heating modules from international partners. More of them came than they needed, so some of them were given to Chernivtsi. 

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

The second day of the meeting of the contact group on the defense of Ukraine in the Ramstein format was held in Brussels. Representatives of 54 countries of the world joined the Ramstein-9 meeting.

From the beginning of 2023, the Federal Agency for Technical Assistance of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Germany sent dump trucks, refrigerators, compact loaders, mini excavators and generators to the border department of Ukraine. During the last year, the Federal Agency Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) provided over EUR 8 million of aid to units of the State Border Service of Ukraine.

Minister of Defense of Greece, Nikolaos Panaiotopoulos, announced that his country sent 20 BMP-1 and ammunition to Ukraine.

Italy approved the sixth package of military aid to Ukraine. What exactly will be included in the package is currently unknown.

The European Commission presented the tenth package of sanctions against russia. It includes restrictions on the export of dual-use goods and technological goods, new measures to prevent sanctions evasion and adds over a hundred new names of representatives of the russian federation who support the war in Ukraine.

The Senate of the Czech Republic adopted a resolution condemning russian aggression against Ukraine and supporting the prosecution of those guilty of war crimes.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly. Further cooperation in the field of security and defense were discussed.

The President of the European Commission proposes to ban the supply to the russian federation of electronics necessary for the production of missiles and drones. Von der Leyen also announced sanctions against iranian companies that manufacture drones for sale to russia.

Minister of Defense of Sweden, Paul Jonsson, stated that his country promises to consider Ukraine’s request for Gripen fighters.

The WHO Representative Office in Ukraine, with the support of the EU, sent 59 buses to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to help strengthen large-scale vaccination throughout the country during the war.

440 units of US military equipment were spotted in the German port of Bremerhaven. There were 60 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, which are part of military aid to Ukraine.

Port of Bremerhaven. Photo from social networks

Ukrainian rescuers were visited by Jose Andres, the founder of the World Central Kitchen organization. Representatives of his organization distribute food kits, water, and hot meals to citizens in the liberated territories of Ukraine.

Jose Andres and Ukrainian rescuers. Photo: The State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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

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

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