War in Ukraine today: latest news, January 25, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 336th 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 6pm:   

On January 25, the enemy launched 21 air and 5 missile strikes. The occupying forces also launched 27 MLRS attacks. 

There remains a threat of enemy air and missile strikes across Ukraine.

The enemy continues to conduct offensive operations towards Bakhmut, suffering numerous losses. Towards Lyman and Avdiivka axes, the invaders conducted unsuccessful offensives, all enemy attacks were repelled. In other directions, the occupiers are on the defensive.

Towards Volyn, Polissia, Siversk, and Sloboda, there were no significant changes, and no enemy offensive groups found. The enemy employed shelled over 20 settlements, including, Mykhalchyna Sloboda, Leonivka, Yasna Zoria (Chernihiv oblast), Budarky, Veterynarne, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Krasne Pershe, Neskuchne, and Strilecha (Kharkiv oblast). 

Towards Kupiansk, the enemy shelled Synkivka, Ivanivka, Kotliarivka, Tabaivka (Kharkiv oblast), and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast).

Towards Lyman, Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka, Nevske (Luhansk oblast), and Yampolivka (Donetsk oblast) came under enemy fire.

Towards Bakhmut, russian forces shelled 17 settlements, including Spirne, Bakhmut, Stupochky, Bilohorivka, Krasna Hora, Klishchiivka, and Kurdiumivka (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Avdiivka, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) came under enemy fire.

Towards Novopavlivka, the enemy employed tanks, mortars, artillery and missile systems to hit Bohoiavlenka, Prechystivka, and Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Zaporizhzhia, tank and artillery fire affected 20 settlements, including Vreminka, Vilne Pole, Novopil (Donetsk oblast), Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, and Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast).

Towards Kherson, 16 settlements, namely Havrylivka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Bilozerka, Novokairy, Respublikanets, and Kherson, came under enemy artillery fire.

Over the last few days alone, about 100 wounded russian invaders have been brought to the Starobilsk city hospital (Luhansk oblast). Due to the overcrowding of the hospital, once stabilized, they are transported to hospitals in Luhansk or to the territory of russia.

In Horlivka (Donetsk oblast), the occupiers are forcing employees of local so-called ‘republican’ enterprises to receive russian passports. In case of failure to comply by March 1, 2023, the employees will have been fired.

The enemy continues to exert pressure and intimidate the residents of the temporarily occupied territories. Thus, in the Dzhankoi region (Autonomous Republic of Crimea), the occupiers searched the homes of more than 20 Crimean Tatar families and made 6 arrests, allegedly on suspicion of preparing sabotage and terrorist attacks.

The Ukrainian Air Force launched 14 air strikes on buildups of enemy troops and 2 air strikes on the positions of russian anti-aircraft missile systems. 

Moreover, Ukrainian Defense Forces shot down a Su-25 aircraft, a Ka-52 attack helicopter, and 2 Orlan-10 UAVs. In the meantime, Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit one command post, 9 buildups of manpower, and 3 ammunition depots of the enemy.

Spokesman of the eastern group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Cherevatyi informs that the Armed Forces of Ukraine completely left the city of Soledar, Donetsk oblast. He noted that the departure aims to save the lives of defenders. “They inflicted huge losses on the enemy in personnel, which can be compared with the losses of the aggressor in two Chechen wars,” he stressed.

President of the ECtHR Chiofra O’Leary says that the European Court of Human Rights ruled that on May 11, 2014, russia launched its aggression against Ukraine. They recognized that the territories seized by the separatists were under the control of the russian federation.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports that 10 settlements were shelled, the defense of the occupiers towards Kupiansk direction continues. Four settlements of Kharkiv oblast came under fire from the Russian occupiers.

Head of the Kharkiv RMA Oleh Syniehubov says that recently, almost 500 cubic meters of firewood were distributed among families of the Vovchansk community of the Chuhuiv region and the Vilkhovakha community of the Kupiansk region, where the heating situation is now the most difficult. Today, they received 20 new ambulances and an intensive care evacuation bus, which can be called a ‘hospital on wheels’. 

Police in Kharkiv oblast reported the shooting of two civilian buses in Borova, which occurred in the spring of 2022. The day before, forensics seized the remains of the bodies. Nine people were previously known to have been killed as a result of the bus shelling, with another 13 people being able to escape. The shooting of civilian buses is being investigated as a violation of the laws and customs of war.

Buses shot in Borova. Photo: Police of Kharkiv oblast

The enemy continues to terrorize the civilian population of Kharkiv oblast. At 7 o’clock in the morning, the occupiers once again shelled Kupiansk. A private house and a shop are on fire there. Preliminary – without casualties. Emergency services are working on site. 

Yesterday, towards Sloboda, the areas of the settlements of Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Vovchanski Khutory, Budarky and Dvorichna were shelled. Towards Kupiansk, the enemy shelled Vilshanka, Synkivka, Ivanivka, Kotliarivka and Tabaivka. In Vovchansk, Chuhuev region, enemy shells fell on the territory of a physical and recreational complex. The hangars were damaged. In the village of Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi, two private households, utility buildings and a gas pipeline were damaged as a result of shelling. In the village of Dvorichna, the roof of the outbuilding was destroyed and windows in a private house were broken. 

At about 11:00 in the village of Lyptsi, two people were injured in shelling. Both are hospitalized in moderate condition.

Destruction in the Kharkiv region. Photo: telegram channel of Head of the Kharkiv RMA Oleh Syniehubov

Donetsk oblast

Spokesman of the Eastern Group of Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhii Cherevatyi reports that the Defense Forces of Ukraine have withdrawn from Soledar to save the lives of personnel. The Ukrainian military entrenched itself on the prepared lines of defense.

In the afternoon, the russians struck another blow to the residential quarters of Avdiivka from Grads. The city suffers from shelling every day and has already been virtually destroyed to the ground.

Shelling of Avdiivka. Photo: telegram channel of Head of the Donetsk RMA Pavlo Kyrylenko

According to Head of the Kramatorsk RMA Oleksandr Honcharenko, the russian army also shelled a medical facility in Kramatorsk. Four private houses were destroyed. There are no injuries or deaths.

Oleksii Reva, Head of the Bakhmut MBA, informs that in Bakhmut, russian troops damaged the city council building, a school and a children’s hospital department, as well as the roof of the pathology department by shelling.

Yesterday, the russian army struck with air missiles, S-300, Tornado-S, Grads, artillery, and tanks in 11 settlements of Donetsk oblast. In Vuhledar, 42 houses were damaged as a result of shelling by russian troops. 14 residential buildings, factory premises, gas pipelines, and cars were destroyed and damaged due to shelling.

Towards Volnovakha, under intense shelling is Vuhledar, 42 houses were damaged. Novoukrainka and Bohoiavlenka were also shelled – 1 house was damaged, without casualties.

Towards Donetsk, there was isolated shelling of the Marinka community and Avdiivka, which damaged residential buildings and a garden cooperative in the city.

Towards Horlivka, as a result of yesterday’s shelling of Kostiantynivka, 5 people were wounded, and 10 high-rise buildings damaged. In Bakhmut, the city council, the Palace of Culture, the Center for Social Services and a boiler house were damaged. The situation in the Soledar community is tense: several private houses in Paraskoviivka and 2 in Vasiukivka were damaged. There was no information about the victims.

Towards Lysychansk, more than 20 hits were recorded in Torske and Zarichne of the Lyman community – without casualties.

Consequences of a missile strike. Photo: telegram channel of Head of the Donetsk RMA Pavlo Kyrylenko

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk RMA, russians wounded 10 residents of Donetsk oblast: 5 in Kostiantynivka, 2 in Toretsk, 1 in Velyka Novoselka, Avdiivka and Krasnohorivka. 

Luhansk oblast

Units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces repulsed the invaders’ attacks near Bilohorivka. Towards Kupiansk, the enemy shelled the areas of Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka. Towards Lyman, Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Chervonopivka, and Nevske suffered fire damage from the russians.

According to Head of the Luhansk RMA, Serhii Haidai, the enemy is constantly trying to attack in Luhansk oblast, but every russian offensive is successfully repulsed. In Bilohorivka, constant hostilities continue, but the situation there is controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The head of the RMA also noted that the de-occupation of Luhansk oblast may be the most difficult in Ukraine as a whole.

The Luhansk RMA said that local collaborators in the so-called ‘LPR’ are no longer counted on, deported Ukrainians are mobilized in Russia, the sports arena in Luhansk is overcrowded with the wounded,.

The film “House of Splinters”, which was filmed in Lysychansk, was nominated for an Oscar. These are real stories about children from complex families who came to a shelter in the area of hostilities. The main characters are children and educators of the Lysychansk Center for Social and Psychological Assistance.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Lieutenant General Serhii Nayev, Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, visited one of the military hospitals in Kyiv oblast. According to the Joint Forces Command, he presented the wounded soldiers with awards for courage and selflessness in the defense of Ukraine

According to the information posted on the Kyiv City Council website, the council members met with the London delegation. Kyiv City Council member Hanna Starostenko emphasized that during the meeting, among other things, they discussed the possibility of holding art events and exhibitions in London, where exhibits from Kyiv will be presented. In addition, they talked about ways to restore cultural institutions damaged by enemy air strikes in the capital, as well as the creation of cultural centers in the capital.

Within two days, 100 white doves from the Invincibility Christmas tree were sold for UAH 60K, said Ihor Dobrutskyi, head of Folk Ukraine, a company that organizes New Year’s celebrations in the capital. The charity sale was organized in support of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office has arrested and transferred more than UAH 52 million for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the money belonged to a company that produces and sells tea. The ultimate beneficial owners of this tea company are residents of the russian federation. The court register states that it is a Greenfield tea producer, Orimi Ukraine, which changed its name to TS Trade at the end of December.

It was announced that a march in memory of Mikhail Zhiznevsky and other Belarusians who died for Ukraine will be held in Kyiv on January 26. This was reported on the Facebook page. The march is dedicated to the birthday of Zhyznievski, who participated in the Revolution of Dignity. The route will be the same as it was 9 years ago.

Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration Petro Panteleiev has announced that the equipment for wood harvesting for the needs of heating stations has been launched in the capital at the Darnytsia Forestry and Parks Enterprise. The Finnish wood splitter Palax allows preparing 20 cubic meters of chopped firewood per shift – a third of a day. Manual harvesting of this volume would have taken 5 working days and 10 employees.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have received 15 cargo pickup trucks equipped with weapons capable of effectively shooting down kamikaze drones and even low-flying missiles. The vehicles were donated by representatives of the HEROYCAR charity project as part of the Vartovi Neba (‘Sky Guardians’) program. These vehicles will be used to protect the airspace of the capital and Ukraine’s northern borders.

Pickup trucks received by the AFU. Photo from social networks

Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration Marina Honda has announced that IT courses for veterans are being launched in the capital. IT courses will be organized in cooperation with the Life Line Ukraine Foundation. The training will start with a QA course (software quality testers). After successful completion of the courses, veterans are promised remote employment in a foreign company.

Recently, a charity photo exhibition called Promin was launched in Kyiv, featuring photos from the frontline and beyond. All proceeds from the sold photos will be used to buy thermal imaging devices for Ukrainian defenders fighting the invaders in the East.

The refrigerator where the bodies of the fallen Azov Heroes are stored was taken over by the Bucha City Council. It will be maintained in working order during the blackout period by the funeral service, as it was during the identification of the bodies of the killed Bucha residents.

The Irpin City Council reports that members of Irpin Center for Extracurricular Education are knitting warm socks for the Ukrainian military. The organizers of the initiative are calling for people to join in.

Zhytomyr oblast

According to the press service of Zhytomyr City Council, the relatives of four fallen soldiers received state awards in Zhytomyr City Council – the Orders of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, III degree, and For Courage.

130 low-income families, families with many children, IDPs and those who lost their breadwinners due to the war received food packages from the Humanitarian Center in Washington. The headmaster of Zhytomyr Lyceum No. 24, Anna Dudik, reported that the packages were distributed at the lyceum.

As reported by the press service of the Malyn City Council, contractors continue to restore buildings damaged by air strikes in Malyn, Zhytomyr oblast. The process of restoring the buildings began more than six months ago after an inspection by the relevant commission. Apart from repairing the roofs, damaged window structures, entrance doors and facades were repaired where necessary. The reconstruction is currently ongoing.

Sumy oblast

According to the reports from Sumy RMA, the invaders launched 187 strikes at the border areas of Sumy oblast.

In the morning, the russian military once again shelled the Bilopillia community. They were firing from mortars resulting in 19 incoming shells in total. The enemy also fired 10 mortar rounds at the territory of the Nova Sloboda community.

The Esman community was attacked three times: there were 6 mortar and 18 artillery attacks. 20 mortar shells exploded in the Shalyhine community, 11 in the Myropillia community. Another 3 mortar bombs landed on the border areas in the Krasnopillia community, where 6 artillery strikes were also reported.

The Putyvl community came under enemy fire twice within one day. Overall, there were 19 mortar strikes.

After 21.00, the russian troops shelled the town of Seredyno-Buda with illumination munitions. There were 4 hits. A house of local residents was damaged.

Residents of the Shepetivka region collected and sent food parcels to the soldiers. 20 parcels with homemade food with a total weight of 869 kg were sent to the front. Employees of the inclusive center and the Hannopil village council also raised UAH 26K to pay for delivering the parcels, purchasing a helmet for one of the soldiers and refueling the defender’s vehicle.

Norwegian philanthropists have donated a mini-power plant to Sumy oblast. Utility companies from Konotop received a 240 kW gift from the HMM-Haukeland Muller Mowinckel charity foundation.

Creative bands in the Sumy oblast raised more than UAH 60K for the Ukrainian Armed Forces through charity concerts. Bands from Lypova Dolyna and Romny regions took part in a charity event dedicated to the Day of Unity of Ukraine.

Chernihiv oblast

According to the ‘North’ Operational Command, the invaders have once again opened fire on the border of Chernihiv oblast.

During the day, the occupants fired at the territory of Leonivka village of the Semenivka community. There were 5 hits, most likely from barrel artillery. Around the same time, the village of Yasna Poliana in the Novhorod-Siverskyi region was shelled: there were 8 hits, presumably from a mortar, and 4 suspected artillery hits.

Head of the Chernihiv Regional Administration, Vyacheslav Chaus, reported that Chernihiv oblast received 8 generators from Austria. Within the economic cooperation, the oblast also receives mobile medical units and materials for reconstruction.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Head of the Regional Council Mykola Lukashuk informs that the Department of the State Emergency Service of Dnipropetrovsk oblast received a car from Swedish volunteers. The car was handed over to rescuers from Swedish Rescuers with the assistance of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council. The car will work in the de-occupied territories and in the war zone. Besides, the firefighters received equipment for the pyrotechnic department: armored protection, helmets, light and heavy suits of sappers, fire extinguishers, and mine detectors.

Aid from Swedish volunteers. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk

Vinnytsia oblast

In Vinnytsia, internally displaced children made about 180 trench candles, which they will hand over  to the Ukrainian Defenders at the front. Materials for the candles – jars, corrugated cardboard, paraffin – were provided by the SOTA CF, which will also hand over the candles to the Ukrainian military.

The Vinnytsia City Council reported that an exclusive stamp dedicated to the Air Force was issued today in Vinnytsia. It is called We Hold the Sky of Ukraine! The stamp block and the redeemed envelope were put up for a charity auction to raise funds for the Armed Forces.

Kirovohrad oblast

Oleksandria received charitable assistance from the public organization of April, 10. The aid consists of mattresses and blankets, oil heaters and thermoses, hoodies and sweaters, kitchenware sets, hygiene kits, and is aimed specifically at newly arrived internally displaced persons.

Poltava oblast

Eight AGM Wolf-7 Pro NW1 night vision devices were handed over to the soldiers of the 116th Territorial defense brigade. The optical equipment was handed over to defenders who are currently defending Ukraine towards  Bakhmut and Soledar. The binoculars will help our defenders destroy saboteurs and enemy intelligence in the dark.

Assistance to the military. Photo from social networks

Cherkasy oblast

According to Head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets, Cherkassy pyrotechnicians went to the south. This time they will work on one of the most difficult sites. 

The Smila City Council provided another car for the defenders. HUNDAI SANTA FE was repainted, maintained, and transferred to the military.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

According to secretary of the city council, Anatolii Kurtiev, as a result of shelling in Zaporizhzhia, a private house was destroyed in one of the city’s districts. The woman was buried under the rubble and later died. Another 12 private houses also had windows broken, walls and roofs damaged.

Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhya RMA, announced that the situation towards Zaporizhzhia did not undergo significant changes. The enemy concentrates its main efforts on holding the occupied positions. The occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in 17 settlements in the oblast.  The police received 22 reports about the destruction of houses (apartments) and infrastructure objects as a result of shelling by russian military personnel.

Civilians were not evacuated from the temporarily occupied territories.

According to the National Police Directorate, on January 24, the russian military shelled the territory of Zaporizhzhia oblast 84 times. In total, russian troops destroyed 20 residential buildings in Polohy and Vasylivka regions. Several buildings were destroyed in Huliaipole. A 52-year-old man was injured as a result of shelling in the village of Tavriiske, Zaporizhzhia region.

Assistance to the military. Photo from social networks

Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence, Colonel of Security Service of Ukraine, Roman Kostenko says that russia is accumulating reserves towards Zaporozhzhia and creating conditions there for a further offensive in the spring. He specified that the enemy had pulled up the troops that were pushed out by the Ukrainian Defense Forces from the right bank of the Dnipro.

Enerhoatom informs that the aggressor is probably going to bring about 150 repair specialists who worked at the Belarusian nuclear power plant to the Ukrainian nuclear facility at the Zaporizhzhia NPP temporarily occupied by the russians.  The occupiers are looking for personnel to operate the station. They also illegally changed the legal address of the ZNPP, fakely “subordinating” it to Moscow.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, almost half a thousand wounded russians are in the city hospital of the occupied city of Dniprorudne, Zaporizhzhia oblast. In addition, the Vasylivka regional hospital is full of wounded russian soldiers.

Mykolaiv oblast

On January 24, and this morning, the enemy carried out artillery strikes on the water area of the Ochakiv community and on the settlement of the Kutsurub community. The enemy hit an open area. There were no damages or injuries.

The police discovered an anti-tank mine near the de-occupied village of Korokhivske, Mykolaiv oblast. It was in combat condition. The occupiers left behind mined roads, plantations and fields after withdrawing to the left bank of the Dnipro River in November 2022. The found mine was destroyed on the spot by explosive specialists of the National Police.

As of January 25, specialists managed to restore services in Snihurivka, Pervomaiske, Kvitneve, Ukrainka, Kotliareve, and Zeleny Hai out of 17 settlements that were left without gas supply. Inspection and demining of territories continues in other settlements to ensure the work of emergency recovery teams.

American benefactors handed over a fire engine to Mykolaiv oblast. Co-founder of the American Ambulance Foundation for Ukraine, Vice President of OSF HealthCare Chris Manson, handed over the car to the firefighters. He has been actively helping our military since the beginning of a full-scale war. 

Fire engine from American benefactors. Photo: Mykolaiv RMA

Odesa oblast

As of January 25, 11 enemy ships are on combat duty in the Black Sea. There are 4 Kalibr cruise missile carriers among them with a total volley of about 28 missiles. The enemy continues to control sea communications in the Sea of Azov, keeping 2 ships on combat duty. There are 10 enemy ships in the Mediterranean Sea, 5 of them carrying Kalibr cruise missiles with a total salvo of 72 missiles.

The municipal heat supplying enterprise in Odesa received two generators of 150 and 170 kW from Lithuanian partners. Generators will be installed in the boiler rooms to maintain operation during periods of power outages.

Kherson oblast

The russians attacked a grocery store in Beryslav in the middle of the day. There were people in the store at the time of the shelling. As a result two people were killed and another three injured.

The enemy shelled a paramedic-midwifery post in Tokarivka, Darivka region. The medical facility was seriously damaged.

On January 24, the russian invaders shelled the territory of Kherson oblast 52 times. Peaceful settlements of the region were attacked by the enemy with artillery, MLRS, mortars, tanks, aircraft, and rocket attacks were also launched in the region. The russian army shelled Kherson 12 times. Enemy shells hit a maternity hospital, a school, a polyclinic, a seaport and residential buildings. The occupiers hit the maternity pathology department and the neonatal intensive care unit. Several premises are badly damaged. Yesterday, 1 person was killed and 6 people were injured due to russian shelling.

Yesterday, the police opened 23 criminal proceedings on the facts of war crimes committed by the russian military in Kherson oblast. Police officers continue to record war crimes committed by the russian army in the de-occupied territories. Thus, during the occupation the russian military looted a utility company in the Borozenske community, taking away tractors and special equipment. During the occupation of the village of Tiahynka, the russian military looted a local cafe, where they stole furniture, equipment and a terminal. Reports of looting by the russian military, who are taking hunting weapons and agricultural machinery from the local population, are coming from the temporarily occupied Novotroitske community.

Volunteers of the Red Cross delivered two trucks of building materials to the village of Posad-Pokrovske, destroyed by russian troops. The building materials are provided to repair houses partially survived. There are 940 houses in the village, 300 of them were completely burned down. About 600 houses can be saved and repaired. Volunteers brought slate, firewood, and OSB plates. As of January 25, 240 people have already returned to the village. Since January 18, 40 residents have come to Posad-Pokrovsky.

Damaged house in Posad-Pokrovske. Photo from social networks.

Thanks to the United States Agency for International Development USAID Ukraine, the Novoraisk community received two generators with a capacity of 35 kW. This technique will allow water supply to be restored in the villages of Novoraisk and Chervonyi Maiak. In Velyka Oleksandrivka, a generator will be connected to operate in the boiler room of the Velyka Oleksandrivka Hospital.

The Kherson regional children’s hospital received equipment for the smallest patients – premature babies of Kherson oblast. The incubator worth 500K hryvnias was purchased and delivered to Kherson by volunteers from Odesa.

Canadian policemen sent packages with warm clothes, blankets and food to the children of Kherson oblast. Juvenile prevention workers delivered the parcels and handed them personally to each family.

Policemen deliver aid to families who were in temporary occupation. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast.

Representatives of the program for agricultural and rural development of the United States Agency for International Development provided free vegetable seeds to the residents of the Kochubeivka community. Residents of Kochubeivka, Mykilske and Svitlivka were given 25 kilograms of watermelon seeds, 46 kilograms of zucchini and 23 kilograms of carrots seeds.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The Сity Сouncil of Lutsk and the NEFKO corporation are implementing a project to convert one of the premises of the Lutsk National Technical University into housing for IDPs. After renovation, about 160 people will be able to live there.

Zakarpattia oblast

The RMA reported that over 350 Invincibility Centers are operating in Zakarpattia oblast, and about 70 more are planned to be launched by the end of January.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk Ruslan Martsinkiv together with his deputies bought a car for the 80th Territorial Defense Brigade. 

Scientists of the Kherson State University transported a unique herbarium collection to Ivano-Frankivsk. Currently, almost 32K samples of the collection are in the Carpathian National University.

Lviv oblast

The Italian charitable foundation Sermig sent an ambulance to the Lviv Regional Center for Emergency Medical Aid and Disaster Medicine. The car is equipped with everything necessary to assist the patient, including an oxygen supply system and stretchers. There are also sockets for connecting additional equipment. The cost of the car is approximately EUR 80K.

The medics of the Lviv Regional Center of Emergency Medical Aid and Disaster Medicine received a powerful AKSA generator from the Ministry of Health. It was handed over within the framework of the UNITED24 fundraising platform to collect funds to support Ukraine.

Alisa, a little girl who received burns in a kindergarten in Brovary, was evacuated from Lviv to Vienna, Austria to be treated. In total, six Ukrainians have already been evacuated to Austria, namely, three adults and three children. Medics of the First Medical Association of Lviv prepared them for transportation.

85 medical evacuations were carried out in Lviv oblast. 7 patients aged 26 to 73 were transported by a special train. These are residents of Dnipropetrovsk and Luhansk oblasts. Most of them have mine and explosive injuries. The condition of the victims is assessed as moderate to severe.

Medical evacuation. Photo: Lviv RMA

In Lviv, a new socio-cultural project City Heals was launched, targeting servicemen who are being treated or undergoing rehabilitation in medical institutions. They are invited to free tours of the city. A pilot walking tour was organized for 5 defenders of Ukraine.

The RMA reported that residents of Lviv oblast will be able to get over a million LED lamps instead of incandescent lamps for free.

Rivne oblast

The State Nuclear Regulation Inspection of Ukraine informed that the IAEA inspection was successfully conducted at the Rivne NPP. It lasted from January 22 to 24. No comments from the inspectors have been received yet.

The RMA reports that facilities of the Rivne NPP are strengthened. A local detachment of the paramilitary guard is undergoing special training to be ready to repel an attack on the object or to block it in case of capture.

A medical hub operates at the Rivne Regional Clinical Hospital. For this, over 40 volunteers were recruited among medical workers and 12 warehouses of the hospital were equipped. To date, the medical hub has already accepted over UAH 100 million in aid.

Ternopil oblast

The city council reported that from Ternopil, 280 sets of winter uniforms were sent to defenders from the Territorial Defense on the front lines. In total, 2 779 sets have already been sent.

In Ternopil, a hub for children and young people who suffered as a result of the war began operating. The Ternopil Vocational College named after Puliuia became the eighth Friendly Space in Ukraine. As part of the project, individual and group psychological consultations will be provided, and master classes on psychological relief will be held.

Mykhailo Dianov, a marine from Ternopil oblast, donated over UAH 1 million to help his military brothers. In general, Mykhailo Dianov has already spent UAH 10.4 million on charities from the funds collected for his treatment.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

General secondary education institutions of the oblast received 9 more school buses. It will be recalled that with the beginning of the war, Khmelnytskyi oblast transferred 84 school buses to the regions where active hostilities are ongoing. 

Chernivtsi oblast

A sensory playroom for children and youth with disabilities was opened in Chernivtsi. There they set up an interactive pool, light sandbox, activity boards, and much more. The room was opened together with SOS Children’s Villages and Doctors of the world – MdM – Ukraine.

The poetry book Wild Berry by writer Ivanna Stefiuk was presented in Chernivtsi. The Bukovy Center of Culture and Art notes that the manuscript literally survived the Muscovite occupation of Buchi. It was saved by Yuliia Berezhko-Kaminska, simply by burying it underground, because there was no other way.

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

The German government agreed to transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Re-export by other European countries is also allowed. In the first stage, Germany will send 14 tanks, logistical support and ammunition. Training of the Ukrainian military will begin soon.

Ambassador of Ukraine to Japan, Serhii Korsunskyi, announced that Ukrainian sappers  arrived to continue their training in Tokyo after training in Cambodia, where they mastered working with high-tech Japanese mine detectors with the ALIS georadar function.

The governments of Japan and Cambodia announced that Foreign Ministers of Japan, Yoshimasa Hayashi, and Cambodian Prak Sokhon agreed that countries will continue to train Ukrainian sappers.

The Swedish government has allowed the state-owned company Svenska kraftnät (the Swedish Power Grids) to transfer to Ukraine the equipment needed to restore the power system after russian shelling.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated that the Netherlands can buy back 18 Leopard 2 tanks that were leased from Germany and transfer them to Ukraine within the tank coalition.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country, Pekka Haavisto, announced that Finland welcomed Germany’s decision to transfer Leopard tanks to Ukraine and is ready to join the coalition.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron. They discussed the further strengthening of Ukraine’s defense capabilities.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution recognizing that the russian federation has been waging an aggressive war against Ukraine since February 2014.

Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal, announced that the G7 countries have created a platform for coordinating the financing of reconstruction works and reforms in Ukraine. The first meeting of its secretariat is expected this week.

DTEK announced the start of importing electricity from Europe to cover the power deficit in Ukraine. According to the company, the current power transmission capacity “allows the import of about 500 million kWh of electricity per month, which is equal to the monthly consumption of 2 million households.”

Japan sent 500 generators to Ukraine. First of all, the most affected regions of the country, which were the sites of attacks on vital infrastructure facilities, received the equipment.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi received $1 million as an inheritance from the American of Ukrainian origin Hryhorii Stepanets from the US, after which he transferred all this money to the needs of the Ukrainian army.

Mykhailo Fedorov reported that in February, Ukraine will receive 10K Starlink terminals from Germany.

Riot Division released a charity collection of bags for laptops and phones with cyber protection. The profit from sales will be transferred to the purchase of generators for Ukrainian hospitals through United24.

The winner of three Grammy awards and the iconic country singer from the US, Brad Paisley, became the ambassador of the United24 platform. Paisley will promote the direction of Rebuilding Ukraine and is currently choosing one of the damaged buildings in Kyiv oblast for a personal collection.

The website of the North Atlantic Alliance published that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accepted the Honorary Award of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for his contribution to strengthening Ukrainian democracy.

President of Finland, Sauli Niiniste, announced that 50K Ukrainians who fled the war unleashed by russia received shelter in Finland.

Daily Mail published an interview of Boris Johnson, in which he emphasizes the importance of expedient military assistance to Ukraine for its victory.

Daily Mail cover. Photo from social networks

On the Day of Unity, the Ukrainian community together with Czech friends united in the historical center of Prague in a living chain of unity across Charles Bridge, and also held a rally on the steps of the National Museum.

Ambassador of Ukraine to Ireland Larysa Herasko opened an exhibition of drawings made by Ukrainian children from the occupied regions of Ukraine in the Limerick city museum.

Children’s drawings. Photo: Embassy of Ukraine in Ireland

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

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

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