War in Ukraine today: latest news, February 19, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 361st day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

Breaking news

The British Defense Minister Ben Wallace says that Typhoon fighters will be delivered to Ukraine only after the war. He explained that the training of fighter pilots takes a lot of time (more than six months). “We all don’t know how this war will continue, whether it will last another year or two. Starting the training of fighters, we are preparing ourselves for everything unpredictable. On the other hand, we are not losing anything,” said Ben Wallace.

What happened in Ukraine today:

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

The enemy inflicted 9 missile and 11 air strikes, as well as more than 20 MLRS attacks. There are wounded and civilian casualties. 

There remains a threat of strikes by the russian federation throughout Ukraine.

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations towards Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk.

Towards Volyn, Polissia, Siversk and Sloboda, there were no offensive enemy groups observed. The enemy maintains its military presence at the training grounds of the republic of belarus, where units of russian troops are trained. During the day, enemy shelling was carried out in the areas of Karpovychi, Tymonovychi, Yanzhulivka, Chernihiv oblast; Atynske, Stukalivka and Zapsillia of Sumy oblast, as well as Strelecha, Starytsia, Vovchanski Khutory and Stroivka in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy shelled the settlements of Kamianka, Dvorichna, Hriannikovka, Kupiansk, Berestove, Pershotravneve, Kharkiv oblast; Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast and Bilohorivka and Rozdolivka in Donetsk oblast. 

Towards Bakhmut, Berkhivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Bila Hora, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Kurdiumivka, Maiorsk and Niu York were shelled. In addition, the enemy used army aircraft to strike in Bakhmut.

Towards Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk, Vesele, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Pobieda, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Shakhtarske, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka and Neskuchne of Donetsk oblast were shelled. 

Towards Zaporizhzhia, Novosilka of Donetsk oblast and Poltavka, Malynivka, Huliaipole, Charivne, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka and Shcherbaky in Zaporizhzhia oblast came under fire.

Towards Kherson, Kherson, Burhunka, Tiahynka, Antonivka of Kherson oblast, as well as Ochakiv in Mykolaiv oblast suffered from enemy artillery fire. Civilians were injured.

In the village of Kalanchak, Kherson oblast, the russian occupiers set up another military hospital in the central hospital. It is known that citizens of Ukraine living there are denied medical care. The hospital has become a kind of “hub” for the wounded and killed occupiers. Just yesterday, more than fifty wounded and killed invaders were brought to the medical facility.

In the temporarily occupied settlements of Zaporizhzhia oblast, the russian occupation administration continues to put pressure on the local population, in particular, on Ukrainian children. Thus, in the schools of Tokmak, students are forced to sing the anthem of the aggressor country before the start of lessons. Also, schoolchildren are forced to issue leaflets for the anniversary of the large-scale invasion with words of support and gratitude to the russian invaders who invaded our land. 

Aviation of the Defense Forces inflicted 20 strikes on buildups of the occupiers, 7 strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems in firing positions, and 2 strikes on important enemy targets.

Our defenders shot down an enemy Su-25 aircraft, 2 Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles and a Lancet-3 kamikaze drone.

Units of rocket troops and artillery struck a battery of enemy multiple launch rocket systems.

Mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov informs that in the temporarily occupied Melitopol, representatives of the occupation authorities force children to write letters to russian soldiers. He also added that the invaders opened about 10 youth organizations of ‘patriotic education’ and forced schoolchildren and students to join. In case of disobedience, that is, ignoring, punishment is applied.

The press service of Ukrenergo reports that there is no shortage of power capacity. As of February 19, power consumption is the lowest in the entire week. Therefore, consumption restrictions were not brought to oblasts. However, network restrictions are still in effect in Odesa and the oblast. Also, hourly outages are possible in certain districts of Kyiv and Kyiv oblast due to repair work by regional power distribution companies.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Ukrainian defenders repelled the invaders’ attacks near two settlements in the Kupiansk region. The occupiers wanted to seize Hryanikivka and Masiutivka,. At least 10 settlements in Kharkiv oblast were shelled, and russia continues to concentrate its forces for an offensive against Kupiansk.

At about 16:30, private houses in the village of Lyptsi, Kharkiv region, came under enemy fire. Two women aged 50 and 32 were wounded. They are hospitalized and receiving all necessary medical care.

In Vovchansk, Chuhuiv region, a woman of 45 years old sustained shrapnel wounds. She received medical aid on the spot.

A 40-year-old civilian man was wounded in Kruhlyakivka, Kupiansk region, as a result of hostile shelling. 

In addition, as a result of today’s shelling of Kupiansk, buildings of a civilian enterprise, a gas station, garages were damaged and fires broke out. In the village of Dvorichna, Kupiansk region, the shelling damaged the building of a fire and rescue unit, a healthcare facility, some garages and cars.

russian troops shelled civilians and local infrastructure in at least 10 border settlements in Chuhuiv, Kupiansk and Kharkiv regions.

In Kupiansk, the enemy’s shelling damaged an administrative building, garages and cars, and fires broke out. In the village of Dvorichna, Kupiansk region, the ambulance building was destroyed.

A 53-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were injured in Kivsharivka, Kupiansk region. They were hospitalized in moderate condition. The shelling seriously damaged the building of a school. 

 An enemy shell hit a private house in Vovchansk, Chuhuiv region. A man was killed.

Humanitarian demining continues in the de-occupied territories of the oblast. 89 explosive devices were defused.

Donetsk oblast

Ukrainian border guards repelled 7 enemy attacks towards Bakhmut.

Occupiers launched a missile attack on Druzhkivka in the morning. At least two high-rise buildings and private cars were damaged. There is no information on casualties. 

In the afternoon, russians launched a missile attack on Kramatorsk. Two missiles hit the industrial area.

Towards Volnovakha, the outskirts of Vuhledar and Prechystivka came under fire, with no casualties.

Towards Donetsk, russians were firing intensively at Avdiivka – the city suffered 2 artillery attacks and 2 Grad attacks. The House of Culture and numerous residential buildings were damaged. In the middle of the day, the enemy attacked Ukrainsk with Smerch rockets – 19 residential buildings, a school and a sports school were damaged. 2 houses were damaged in Kurakhove, one of the streets of Pervomaiske in the Ocheretyne community was hit – no one was injured.

Towards Horlivka, 2 multi-storey buildings in Druzhkivka and 1 private house in Ivanopillia of the Kostiantynivka community were damaged – no casualties.

Towards Lysychansk, the outskirts of the Siversk community were shelled. No casualties or damage was reported.

Consequences of a missile strike. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, reports that russians wounded two residents of Donetsk oblast: in Bakhmut and Vozdvyzhenka.

Luhansk oblast

Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the invaders’ attacks in the areas of Bilohorivka, Chervonopopivka and Kreminna. Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy shelled Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Krasnopopivka, Kreminna, Dibrova and Bilohorivka.

In Nevske, russians destroyed two private houses and injured an elderly woman who was hospitalized with a contusion.

Head of the Luhansk RMA Serhii Haidai informs that towards Svativ, our positions are more stable – it is even possible to regularly burn the heavy equipment of the occupiers. Enemy snipers are actively working in this direction. The enemy continues to accumulate personnel and heavy equipment in Luhansk oblast.

The Luhansk RMA says that communal services in the so-called “LPR” are increased by 17% and promised to be equalized with the russian one. The occupation authorities will dictate to agricultural producers the prices at which they will purchase products.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

On February 18, the Ukrainian Women’s Guard held a Tactical Medicine Course for employees of the State Emergency Service. The basic four-hour course was held in Vcentri HUB in the Obolonskyi district of Kyiv. The participants learned how to apply tourniquets, bandages, tampons, and followed the MARCH protocol to learn and develop their skills in practice. All participants received certificates of completion of the course. The event was made possible with the support of the KCSA and the International Renaissance Foundation.

The Ukrainian Women’s Guard conducted a Tactical Medicine Course for women from the State Emergency Service. Photo: UWG

In Kyiv oblast, work has begun on restoring street lights. The relevant order was issued by the regional military administration. The work is scheduled to continue until February 23. The Bucha City Council reported that a schedule has been established for the supply of lighting: 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Electric transport will resume operation in Bila Tserkva. The Kyiv RMA has issued a corresponding derivative to the local authorities, noting that DTEK should allocate ‘additional capacity’ to ensure transportation of locals in Bila Tserkva by trolleybuses.

The Kyiv RMA reported that 94% of general secondary schools in Kyiv oblast work in full-time and mixed formats. It was possible to have these forms of education thanks to the arrangement of shelters in schools or the provision of shelter facilities within walking distance of the institutions. Thus, 585 general secondary schools of the oblast are teaching offline.

The KCSA reported that Copenhagen has experience in rehabilitating military personnel and is ready to assist Kyiv in this. Deputy mayor of Copenhagen, Jens-Kristian Lütken, assured that the Danish capital will soon become a sister city of Kyiv, and the corresponding agreement is currently being negotiated. Kyiv is looking forward to the help of partners in the rehabilitation of war-affected veterans and children, especially seriously wounded soldiers.

The Spanish charitable organization Juntos por la vida handed over a mobile heating point to the Irpin community. The van is equipped with everything visitors need to charge their gadgets and stay warm during a power outage, including autonomous heating, an inverter generator for charging gadgets, hot drinks, a Starlink power supply, street gas stoves, and autonomous solar lights.

The Bucha community received humanitarian aid from the Polish organizations Global Compact Polska and the Polish Red Cross. As reported by the city council, the community received 19 generators of various capacities, 27 pallets with water, food and hygiene products.

The KCSA reported that a solar power plant was installed in the Svyatoshynskyi Psychiatric Boarding School, which Kyiv received as humanitarian aid from its French partners. Alternative sources of light in the absence of electricity will allow almost 700 women who currently live in the boarding school to feel comfortable and enable the staff to work steadily.

A modern shelter was set up in the Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities in the Dniprovskyi district. Currently, there are 97 children and persons with disabilities in the Center, including internally displaced children from Berdiansk, Luhansk, Donetsk, and Kharkiv oblasts.

In Kyiv, the documentary book “Iron Evacuation” by the Ukrainian poet and translator Andrii Permyakov was presented at the central railway station. This book contains stories from people who describe the war and evacuation experience, as well as the daily heroism of Ukrainian railway workers. All the events and names of the characters in the book are real. On the cover of the book is a photo of Andrii Andrienko, taken on February 27 at the station in Kramatorsk. It shows a border guard escorting his wife to the evacuation train in Chernivtsi.

Cover of “Iron Evacuation”. Photo: Ukrinform

Zhytomyr oblast

Zhytomyr oblast forms a separate rifle battalion. All servicemen will  receive appropriate professional training, during which, in addition to improving their physical fitness and strengthening their fighting spirit, they will have the opportunity to learn samples of weapons and military equipment. Military personnel are given opportunities for career advancement and receive appropriate financial support, additional compensation, payments and social assistance from the state.

The four-month educational project “School of Small and Medium Business Support” will start on March 1 in Zhytomyr. The project targets migrants who have business ideas and a desire to start their own business or are already entrepreneurs and seek to develop further. Applications from those wishing to become a course participant will be accepted until February 21. The Business Support School is financed by the Estonian NGO Mondo, Zhytomyr institutions, the public organization Improve Yourself and the charity fund True Ukrainians.

17 medical institutions of Zhytomyr oblast received half a hundred patient vital function monitors from the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF. According to Oleksandr Zarytskyi, coordinator of the health care direction of the cross-sectoral project from UNICEF, the devices allow monitoring a person’s condition and controlling six main vital indicators. In addition, facilities received kits to provide surgical care needed by women in labour.

Sumy oblast

The Sumy RMA reported that the enemy shelled four communities of the oblast. The occupiers attacked the communities of Khotyn, Bilopillia, Nova Sloboda and Putivl. More than 75 strikes from mortars, artillery and UAVs were recorded. Half a dozen households were damaged, three houses became uninhabitable, and one car was damaged due to mortar shelling in one of the settlements of the Bilopillia community.

The Okhtyrka City Council informed that the pediatric department of the Okhtyrka Central Hospital received a 25 kW generator from the Fortechny Charitable Foundation (Kropivnytskyi) donated by the international organization Electriciens sans frontières (Electricians without Borders), which will provide electricity to the city’s critical infrastructure.

Svidok.org, a safe platform of memories has been created for Ukrainians. Here they can anonymously share their life experiences during the full-scale invasion of the russian federation. Residents of Sumy oblast are also encouraged to participate in the creation of a “war diary”. The goal of the project is to collect the memories all Ukrainian and create such an all-Ukrainian museum so that everything we went through was not in vain and will never happen again. It also contributes to the disclosure of atrocities committed by the military of the terrorist country. The platform was created with the support of the American charitable organization AI for Good Foundation.

Chernihiv oblast

The ‘North’ Operational Command reported that the enemy shelled three communities of the Chernihiv oblast with 120 mm mortars. There were two hits in Yanzhulivka settlement, 11 hits in Karpovychi and 11 hits in Tymonovychi. Losses among personnel and equipment have not been recorded.

Fragments of a russian projectile. Photo: from social networks

The evening of the weekend gathered the residents of Bakhmach for the “Spontaneous Manifestation of Kindness”. A charity concert with this very name was held in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, organized by the Metamorphoses NGO (director Viktoriya Ivanko). The hall with a balcony could barely accommodate the people of Bakhmach who came to help, some even had to watch the performances standing between the rows. Everyone contributed to the help: someone through organization, someone with their creativity, someone prepared goodies that have already become traditional at all charity fairs, someone donated funds, city entrepreneurs joined the lottery lots, and a team of “off-screen” volunteers joined, as always, selfless work.

In order to help the residents of Nizhyn, Points of Invincibility have been opened. Four such Points work around the clock. Also, 8 new points were opened, working from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can come here during a long power outage and get warmed up and recharge your devices for free. Citizens receive training on mine and fire safety rules.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to Head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk,the air alert in the Nikopol region lasted for almost 13 hours due to the threat of artillery shelling. The russian army shelled the region with heavy artillery late in the evening of the previous day. A car wash, half a dozen houses, and power lines were damaged. 

Kirovohrad oblast

The Kropyvnytskyi Charity Fund of the Sviatoslav the Brave Regiment handed over six cars to the soldiers of the 3rd separate special purpose regiment of the same name. The Charity Fund was created by former servicemen of the unit, veterans of the ATO in May 2022. According to Andrii Yarovoi, a member of this organization, during the nine months of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, about fifty cars were handed over.

Cars for the military. Photo from social networks

Poltava oblast

The exhibition “Ukraine will Win” was held in the Poltava Local History Museum named after Vasyl Krychevskyi. It was dedicated to the most difficult year of the fierce struggle of Ukrainians against russian aggression. The exhibition presented various exhibits symbolizing the struggle of Poltava residents in this war – elements of tactical military equipment and armbands of Poltava residents serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Cherkasy oblast

Plate bearers, pouches, medical first aid kits, fleeces, camouflage clothing for Ukrainian defenders are sewn in the military atelier in Vinnytsia. Almost 10 thousand accessories were made in a year’s work.

Four doctors from Cherkasy have mastered air evacuation. Paramedics and ambulance doctors received training in Warsaw. This project is an initiative of the first ladies of Ukraine and Poland, Olena Zelenska and Agata Kornhauser-Duda.

At the Cherkasy Academic Theater, puppets are being prepared for the “Miausday” performance dedicated to a colleague, actor, soldier Yurii Miaus,who went missing during the war.

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 positions. On February 18, the enemy launched 57 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian defenders, using tanks, rocket and barrel artillery along the entire contact line.

The occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Malynivka, Novodanylivka, Liubitske, Olhivske, Charivne, Bilohiria, Novoandriivka, Poltavka, Shcherbaky, Mala Tokmachka, Huliaipole, and Kamianske.

A fire broke out in the temporarily occupied Berdiansk near Berdianska Kosa, where recreation centers are located. The “Paradise Corner” recreation center is probably on fire. According to preliminary information, the occupiers located a hospital in this facility, which belonged to Head of the RMA Oleksiy Bakai before the war.

The Zaporizhzhia Regional Philharmonic received a powerful generator from the Red Cross Society. The 62 kW generator will meet the Philharmonic’s needs during a blackout and be installed at the Invincibility Center for the Philharmonic employees, their families, visitors and residents of neighboring buildings.

Mykolaiv oblast

According to the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, at 5:32, the enemy shelled a settlement of the Ochakiv community from the MRLS. As a result, houses were damaged and commercial buildings were set on fire. According to preliminary data, there are no casualties. At 06:00, the enemy launched artillery strikes on a settlement of the Kutsurub community, hitting an open area. There were no casualties. At 6:45, the enemy shelled the settlement of the Ochakiv community with barrel artillery. Information on the damage is now being clarified.

According to  Iryna Tsurkan, a representative of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy, pitching sessions for the participants of the Ukraine-Denmark MykoMriia project took place in Mykolaiv. The young people presented 10 projects, one of them was by the KhersonMriia team. 

Odesa oblast

As of February 19, 10 enemy ships are on combat duty in the Black Sea. There are 2 Kalibr cruise missile carriers with a total salvo of 8 missiles among them. There is 1 enemy ship in the Sea of Azov, and 10 enemy ships in the Mediterranean Sea. 5 Kalibr cruise missile carriers with 72 missiles on board are among enemy ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

The main power supply networks of Odesa oblast, which have been repeatedly attacked by enemy missiles and drones, are being repaired round the clock. Outage schedules are in effect in Odesa and the oblast. Blackouts are forced to be applied in Odesa and the oblast due to network restrictions.

Kherson oblast

The Kherson RMA reports that on February 18, the Russian forces shelled Kherson oblast 55 times, and Kherson 9 times from MLRS, mortars, artillery, tanks and UAVs. The shells hit houses, injuring two people. This was reported in .

The Kherson RMA reports that the National Police examined 1.3 hectares, seizing 2 , and destroying 62 explosive objects. SES pyrotechnicians examined almost 8.2 hectares of territory, seized and disabled 164 explosive objects. 

The city council says that in the morning, the russian forces shelled the Kherson community six times, including the Korabel and Antonovka microdistricts. Houses, gas and water supply facilities were damaged. 

Head of the Beryslav RMA Volodymyr Litvinov says that the russian army shelled Beryslav, Novovorontsovka, Novooleksandrivka, Novyi Yar and Tiahynka communities. Damaged residential buildings and outbuildings. There are wounded and dead. In particular, in the village of Burgunk, Beryslav district, three people were killed and four injured, including two children. 

The Kherson RMA reports that doctors from the Center for Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine in Rivne oblast are on their way to Kherson oblast to help their colleagues treat civilians. 

The Kherson RMA reports that three 3.5 kW generators and one 4.5 kW generator arrived at the Tyahynka community to be distributed among the villages of Lvove, Odradokamianka, Vyrivka, and Olhivka to allow local residents to recharge their gadgets.  Residents of Odradokamianka and Mykolaivka received 54 lanterns. Also, 50 power banks were transferred to Invincibility Centres, which were deployed in the Tiahynka community. The assistance was provided by the Hungarian Ecumenical Assistance Service, a separate unit of the UECD in Ukraine, the public organization “League of Socially Responsible Women”, as well as the Serhii Kozyr Charitable Foundation.  

The Kherson RMA reports that residents of the liberated territories from international NGOs, benefactors and volunteers received 4013 food sets, 44800 liters of drinking water, 38320 cans of canned food, 80 kg of vegetables, 19160 loaves of bread, 200 servings of lunches and 40 cubic meters of fuel wood.  

Kherson and the German city of Bonn will become sister cities. Bonn residents are well aware of Kherson, in particular thanks to the activities of the volunteer movement “Ukrainian Heart Beats”, which unites many immigrants from Ukraine. Tetiana Linetska, a volunteer from Kherson, said that various events were held in the city, including collecting support for Ukrainian soldiers in Kherson oblast.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The Lokachyn community received humanitarian aid, namely, a stove for heating, blankets, water containers, an electric kettle, flashlights, etc., for Invincibility Centers from the Rokada CF.

Homemade lighters for defenders are made by students and teachers of the Pohuliankiv gymnasium of the Kamin-Kashir community. They are made by soaking cotton pads in hot paraffin or wax. The gymnasium has produced over 1K such Ukrainian lighters.

Zakarpattia oblast

Zakarpattia received humanitarian cargo from Hungary. The cargo includes household appliances, products and powerful generators for educational institutions and a dental clinic.

10 high-speed vehicles were sent from the Teresviansk community to various units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Cars were bought in the Czech Republic by caring businessmen and benefactors.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The RMA held a meeting with the delegation of the Caritas of the Diocese of Trir CF from Germany. Participants of the event discussed cooperation in the social policy, charity campaigns, assistance to IDPs, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, palliative patients and the elderly.

Lviv oblast

The RMA reported that during the war, over 135 Ukrainians received medical care in Lviv.

A charity fair was held at the Lviv District Lyceum. Students, their parents, employees of the lyceum and local residents collected over UAH 168K. All funds will be used for the Armed Forces.

In the Chervonohrad community, 10 modular houses are being installed for IDPs. They were sent by the German company Green Planet Energy eG as part of the project “Supporting Structural Changes in the Coal Regions of Ukraine”, which is implemented on behalf of the German Government.

The fighters of the Drohobych Territorial Defense Battalion, who are currently on the front lines, were visited by compatriots from the Drohobych region. The soldiers received a generator, a torch, lanterns, trench candles, etc. and an ambulance for the Dobropil city hospital in Donetsk oblast.

City shelters of Lviv received two tonnes of frozen food for IDPs thanks to the Maltese aid service. 

Rivne oblast

The RMA reported that Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk and the team of the Ministry of Reintegration are in Rivne oblast on a working trip.

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil rescuers received a car ladder from the Katedrale CF in the city of Horlitz (Germany).

Ternopil oblast received 14 generators and 4 diesel heaters provided by the Lithuanian delegation.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that IDPs of the oblast received 843 sets of children’s winter clothes from UNICEF.

The RMA reported that 4.1 tonnes of humanitarian aid (medical supplies) were sent from Khmelnytskyi for the Kupiansk community (Kharkiv oblast).

The RMA reported that benefactors of Khmelnytskyi oblast sent Ecoflow electricity storage devices, night vision devices, heating devices and chainsaws to the units of the Armed Forces.

The RMA reported that the oblast sent 450 m3 of lumber for the needs of the military in Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk and Kherson oblasts.

Chernivtsi oblast

The RMA reported that the Putyl hospital received medical equipment, namely Ambu bags and a patient monitor, which is designed for constant monitoring of vital parameters of operated or seriously ill patients.

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

Prime Minister of Great Britain Rishi Sunak reported that Ukrainian pilots have already started training on NATO aircraft in Great Britain. The head of the British government also called for increased military aid to Ukraine and assured that Great Britain will support allies who decide to send their fighter jets to Ukraine.

Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, during the Munich Security Conference, met with Head of the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi. They discussed the war in Ukraine and agreed that the principle of territorial integrity is fundamental.

The Ministry of Industry reported that for the first time in a month, the Czech Republic has stopped importing russian gas.

Prime Minister of Great Britain, Rishi Sunak, announced that by July of this year, NATO countries will complete the development of the project of security guarantees for Ukraine.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that if the country supports russia’s armed aggression, it will have ‘serious consequences for interstate relations’.

“russia thinks about the rights of russians in any country, except in russia,” said Prime Minister of Estonia Kaia Kallas. She also stated that the presence of nuclear weapons in countries does not mean that they can remain unpunished, because then such states will do what they want.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Wopke Hoekstra, said that moscow is secretly appointing intelligence officers as diplomats. According to him, about ten employees of the russian embassy will have to leave the country within two weeks, and the russian trade office in Amsterdam will be closed.

About 2K Ukrainians held a demonstration in Munich. German politicians and members of the Bundestag also took part in the rally.

Rally in Munich. Photo from social networks

Ukrainian commemorative coins entered the top 10 in the world and won two nominations of the prestigious international “Coin of the Year” competition from the authoritative numismatic publication World Coin New. One of them made it to the finals. It was a coin with a denomination of UAH 5, issued for the 30th anniversary of the independence of our country. Sketches for it were prepared by the Honored Artist of Ukraine Oleg Shupliak.

Coin by the artist from Berezhany (Ternopil oblast). Photo from social networks

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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