War in Ukraine today: latest news, January 5, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 316th 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:  

To maintain the offensive potential and replenish losses, the enemy continues to conduct mobilization measures.

The enemy launched 8 airstrikes and over 10 MLRS attacks.

The territory of Ukraine is still under the threat of air and missile strikes on critical infrastructure.

Russian invaders focus their efforts on fully occupying Donetsk oblast. They are conducting offensive operations towards Bakhmut and Lyman.

The enemy is unsuccessfully trying to improve the tactical position towards Kupiansk and Avdiivka. They are on the defensive towards Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.

There are no significant changes towards Volyn, Polissia, Siversk and Sloboda. There were no signs of forming enemy offensive groups. At the same time, the invaders are shelling the positions of our troops and civilian facilities along the entire front line.

Towards Sloboda, Starytsia, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Ustynivka, and Fiholivka, Kharkiv oblast were shelled.

Towards Kupiansk, Dvorichna, Vilshana, Kupiansk, Kislivka, Kotliarivka, Krokhmalne and Berestove, Kharkiv oblast and Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka, Luhansk oblast were hit.

Towards Lyman, the enemy shelled Makiivka, Ploschanka, Kuzmyne and Dibrove, Luhansk oblast.

Towards Bakhmut, the occupiers shelled Spirne, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka, Diliivka, Pivnichne, Maiorsk and New York, Donetsk oblast.

Avdiivka, Nevelske, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka, Donetsk oblast were struck. 

Towards Novopavlivka, the enemy shelled Mykilske, Vuhledar and Prechystivka, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Zaporizhzhia direction, the areas of Zelene Pole and Novopil settlements, Donetsk oblast were hit with artillery. Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Scherbaky and Stepove, Zaporizhzhia and Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk oblast were also struck. 

Towards Kherson, the enemy is terrorizing the civilian population. Russian artillery hit the civilian infrastructure and incurred injuries to civilians in Chornobaivka and Kherson.

Russian military and political leadership is taking measures to prevent the mass departure of men of conscription age abroad before the next wave of mobilization, expected in January this year. A complete ban on crossing the state border for men of conscription age is not excluded.

Forced passporting of the population in the temporarily occupied and occupied territories of Luhansk oblast continues. Thus, banking institutions in the occupied region require russian passports to issue payment cards.

Ukrainian aviation launched 15 air strikes on enemy concentration areas, as well as 3 strikes on the positions of its anti-aircraft missile systems.

At the same time, our defenders shot down an enemy SU-25 aircraft and Mi-8 helicopter.

Units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit the area of buildup of the occupiers’ manpower and military equipment.

According to the Ministry of culture and information policy, as a result of the large-scale russian aggression, 1189 cultural infrastructure  facilities were damaged. One third of them (446) were completely destroyed. Donetsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia, Sumy and Kherson oblasts sustained most damages. 

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of Donetsk RMA, informed that the city of Bakhmut is damaged by 60% following military hostilities. Currently, the enemy was pushed back outside the city. 

According to the councilor to the President office head Mykhailo Podoliak, russia offers a temporary cease-fire. He noted that the so-called cease fire is only possible in case of russian troops’ withdrawal from Ukraine. “Obviously this is a propaganda move and nothing more. Russia makes every effort to reduce the fighting intensity as well as the  intensity of hits on its logistics centers to conduct additional mobilization, construct large-scale fortifications and regroup the army. They failed to do it using military methods and other strategies. So they are using information tricks.” he added. 

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russian troops tried to carry out offensive actions towards Kupiansk, but were unsuccessful. The invaders shelled at least 14 settlements.

Kharkiv police said that the body of a 6-year-old boy was exhumed in Izium: he was killed on March 22 in his yard during shelling. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, as of January 5, there were 268 cases when children were killed or injured as a result of the armed aggression of russian federation in Kharkiv oblast.

Referring to the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, the situation with heat supply on the eve of the freezing weather, which is expected in the coming days, is stable. All 518 boiler houses, scheduled for launch, are operational. There are 320 Invincibility Centres in the region. They are ready to receive visitors at any time around the clock. 500 high power generators have been purchased, which will be distributed in the near future depending on the needs. Part of them will be given to our military. Some will be used for the needs of civilian infrastructure.

Co-founder of Mova.Kharkiv project, Vadym Pozdniakov, informed that in terms of de-russification in Kharkiv oblast, 2.5K toponyms need to be renamed. Out of 500 streets in Kharkiv, only four will be renamed in 2022.

Yesterday, russian invaders shelled the border settlements of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv and Kupiansk districts with artillery, tanks and mortars.

Dvorichna, Krasne, Kupiansk, Kyslivka, Ohirtseve, Starytsia, Vovchansk and other settlements were targeted. There were no casualties.

Head of Zolochiv community, Viktor Kovalenko, reported that the invaders attacked the outskirts with artillery the night before. Three buildings and power lines were damaged as a result of the shelling. According to Kovalenko, this is the first shelling of the settlement in the last month.

Mine danger remains very high. Yesterday the head of pyrotechnic works group, lieutenant colonel of civil defence died during de-mining works in Shyikivka village of Izium district. A senior sapper of the same group was injured. He was hospitalized in moderate condition.

In addition, a 22-year-old civilian man blew up on an unknown explosive ordnance near Balakliia, Izium district. He was hospitalized with explosive injuries in moderate condition.

Pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service defused 44 explosive ordnance. 

Donetsk oblast

Russian troops shelled eight settlements, Avdiivka was attacked the most. The invaders shelled the city with tanks and artillery, there were 16 attacks.

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, reported that russian troops do are shelling and destroying Bakhmut, but Ukrainian defenders pushed russian forces back to their previous positions. Due to constant enemy shelling and assault attempts, Bakhmut is destroyed by more than 60%.

Over the week, power engineers restored electricity to 67,674 families. They worked in sixty settlements of the region. 125 settlements are de-energized.

At night and in the morning russians were actively shelling along the entire frontline.

Towards Donetsk, Kurakhove suffered the most. The city was shelled several times, 6 private buildings, 2 shops and equipment at the infrastructure facility were damaged. Marinka was under intense shelling and in the morning there were isolated attacks on the old part of Avdiivka. There were no casualties.

Towards Horlivka, 2 people were killed and 1 injured in Bakhmut. An apartment building was destroyed in Chasiv Yar, 4 more buildings and a hospital building damaged. A 5-storey building was damaged in Soledar, no one was injured.

Towards Lysychansk, russians launched S-300 missiles at Lyman and shelled Torske and Zarichne, damaging a building. There were no casualties.

Aftermath of missile attack. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Head of Donetsk RMA, Pavlo Kyrylenko, said that  Russians killed 2 civilians in Bakhmut yesterday. Another 3 people were injured.

Today Donetsk oblast received another 70 generators from the Mkrtchan Foundation. The devices with a capacity from 8 to 33 kW will be distributed among the communities of the region depending on the urgent needs.

Luhansk oblast

Yesterday the Aviation of the Defence Forces launched 20 strikes on the enemy’s concentration areas and 5 strikes on the positions of its anti-aircraft missile systems. Also towards east, units of the Air Defence Forces of Ukraine destroyed a russian Su-25 aircraft, a Ka-52 helicopter and an Orlan-10 tactical UAV.

Head of Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai,  said that russians in the occupied territories are shooting people right on the streets. Our Defence Forces have gained a foothold in Bilohorivka, the Armed Forces are gradually liberating the territory of Luhansk oblast from Kharkiv direction. When russians felt that they began to lose ground in Kreminna, they began to redeploy additional personnel and equipment there. Now there is a huge amount of invaders there. Rubizhne and Sievierodonetsk cannot be used by russians as defensive redoubts due to significant destruction.

According to the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, the invaders blocked one more settlement near Starobilsk and about one hundred Wagner soldiers were taken to Luhansk neurology hospital. 

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The commander of the forces of Kyiv, Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavliuk reported that Kyiv oblast thoroughly prepared for a possible new offensive operation. A powerful defense system was created. Several lines around the city with a total length of about 1,000 km, fortification positions and long-term defense structures. The Defense Forces of Ukraine created a group on the border with belarus ready to meet the enemy. The multi-level protection system of Ukrainian troops will not allow the enemy to go beyond the belarusian border.

Law enforcement officers have identified russian soldiers who shot 10 civilian cars in Kyiv oblast. In March, the occupiers set up a combat position on the Zhytomyr highway (M06) and shot cars with civilians trying to escape the war. In the course of the pre-trial investigation, it was established that from March 4 to 25, the russian military shot 10 vehicles. 13 people died, 6 were injured.

Cars with civilians shot by the russians in the Kyiv oblast. Photo: National Police of Ukraine

The Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko announced that the Dormition Cathedral and the Refectory Church of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra were returned to the state. According to the Commission’s work results, the Act of building return was signed by the UOC MP. The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epiphany, will for the first time hold a Christmas service in the Assumption Cathedral of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.

Reconstruction of the infrastructure destroyed by the invaders is underway in Kyiv oblast. As reported by the head of the regional military administration, 5,630 facilities have already been completely restored, 3,473 – partially.

The city council reported that 120 invincibility centers in Kyiv are planned to be equipped with nebulizers for inhalations. Some devices have already been placed in the heating points of Holosiivskyi, Dniprovskyi, Obolonskyi, Pecherskyi and Svyatoshynskyi districts of the city.

Kyiv RMA reported that any civilian can get professional advice and support from professional psychologists and psychotherapists in the capital. Any type of psychological, psychiatric, or psychotherapeutic assistance is free of charge. An appointment with a specialist, telephone consultation, or rehabilitation at a crisis center can be appointed.

The photo exhibition “Kyiv – the unbreakable heart of Europe” will be opened on January 9 at the capital’s railway station. Visitors will see 30 photos of Ukrainian photographers about life in Kyiv and the oblast during the war. The exhibition has already taken place in Prague, Lublin, Giessen, Mexico City and Berlin.

The photo exhibition “Kyiv – the unbreakable heart of Europe” will open in the capital. Photo from social networks

The municipal bookstore “Siaivo knyhy” extended the collection of russian books for recycling. Proceeds will be sent to the Hurkit charity fund, which buys cars, generators, drones and other equipment for Ukrainian fighters. “57 tons of russian-language books have already benefited the environment,” the bookstore says. Using these funds, an SUV was purchased for the Armed Forces. 

Zhytomyr oblast

In one of Zhytomyr’s medical institutions, wounded defenders rehabilitate with the help of art. Easels, canvases and paint brushes were provided for this project by volunteers from the Veteran’s House and professional artists. According to psychologists participating in the project, art therapy is an effective method of combating post-traumatic stress disorders, so work in this direction will continue in the future.

Art therapy with military personnel undergoing treatment, Zhytomyr oblast. Photo from social networks

Nine thousand trench candles have been handed over to the military by female volunteers from the village of Novohuyvinske since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion. Women also make and deliver camouflage nets, fire starters, food, ointment for burns and wound healing to the frontline fighters.

The public organization In Touch Ukraine Foundation reported that 17 “Together for Learning” STEM laboratories in educational institutions of Zhytomyr oblast are to be installed. Laboratories of secondary and vocational education institutions will be equipped with sets of robotics, 3D printers, sets of microcontrollers, a set of virtual reality glasses, laser and milling machines. The project is implemented with the support of UNICEF Ukraine.

Sumy oblast

The head of Sumy RMA Dmytro Zhivytskyi announced that 55 enemy strikes on the territory of Sumy oblast were recorded.

The occupiers shelled 19 times from mortars at Krasnopillia community and also struck with an anti-tank guided missile. Bilopillia community was shellee with mortar 18 times. The power line was damaged. Shalyhine community was hit with artillery. Znob-Novhorodske was attacked with SPHs: 4 hits were recorded, and a power line was damaged. The Seredina-Buda community was also shelled with artillery 12 times.

Sumyoblenergo informed that no hourly shutdowns are planned for Sumy oblast from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on January 5.

The Sumy RMA reported that a famous athlete from Sumy oblast was killed during the defense of Bakhmut. Andriy Dmytriev was a multiple champion in the repetition bench press, champion in kettlebell sports and tug of war. The communication with the champion broke on December 31, 2022 after he received a fatal injury.

The famous powerlifter Andrii Dmytriev was killed during the defense of Bakhmut. Photo from social networks

A temporary shelter for displaced people was opened in the city of Sumy. Housing was arranged at the base of one of the Sumy institutions. Amenities were established, necessary equipment and furniture were purchased. The project is financed by the charity organization Medair. There are currently about 20K internally displaced persons in Sumy, namely residents of the eastern regions.

The UOC Diocese of Sumy sent a car for the defenders. The Metropolitan of Sumy and Okhtyrka handed over to the 15th Separate Motorized Infantry Battalion “Sumy” a vehicle with special technical capabilities, bought with funds from the “UOC thanks the Armed Forces” charity event.

More than 13K local residents have already turned to Invincibility centers in Sumy oblast. Over the past 24 hours, mobile points in Sumy oblast helped 205 residents.

Chernihiv oblast

The “North” OC reported that the enemy shelled Novhorod-Siverskyi community. Two villages of the community were shelled. Three hits from barrel artillery were recorded on the territory of Kamianska Sloboda. 15 hits from mortars were recorded in Mykhalchyna Sloboda. They also shelled twice from grenade launcher.

The Chernihiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that a russian soldier will be tried in Chernihiv oblast for robbing civilians under the threat of murder. The suspect who took part in the occupation of the village of Yahidne threatened two local residents with a gun and took their equipment worth $11,000. The occupier is currently in Ukrainian captivity.

Before the New Year, Chernihiv volunteers held an auction called “Meeting for Victory”, where those who wished could buy communication with famous personalities of Chernihiv oblast. 400 thousand UAH  were collected. They will be used to purchase drones for the Armed Forces.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Valentyn Reznichenko, a  64-year-old man, seriously injured the day before during the enemy shelling of Nikopol, died in the hospital. Nikopol suffered from new attacks both in the evening and at night. Russians attacked the city three times with Hrad MLRS and heavy artillery, having fired at least 30 shells.

Several houses and commercial buildings, a social infrastructure facility and power lines were damaged.

A social center for internally displaced persons was opened in Dnipro. IDPs receive help in adapting to the big city and consultation about lost documents. A psychologist, a lawyer, a doctor and a social worker work in the center, the sessions are free.

Vinnytsia oblast

Vinnytsia Foundation “Podilska hromada” handed over two tons of aid for military units along the defense line. The cargo contains products, hygiene products and medicines. In addition, residents of the village of Sokolova purchased a powerful generator for one of the subdivisions.

Kirovohrad oblast

According to Head of the Kirovohrad Regional State Administration Andrii Raikovych, Kirovohrad oblast has sheltered 49 relocated enterprises from Luhansk, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Odesa, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhya, Kherson oblasts. 35 of them are already fully operational. The rest are completing the installation of capacities.

A resident of Kirovohrad oblast manufactures chemical heaters for the front. To this end, he uses copper sulphate, sawdust, salt and shavings. The cost of one heating pad is five hryvnias. In three months, Ihor Diliev made three and a half thousand of them.

Poltava oblast

Currently, in the communities of the region, food kits are distributed for immigrants. The products were purchased at state expense, and almost all communities received them. Poltava TC is to receive the food kits soon. Now the communities form food kits and distribute them to the displaced people.

Benefactors donated equipment to the maternity ward of the Kremenchuk Hospital for its work during power outages.

Cherkasy oblast

A developer Mykyta Diachenko reported that Cherkasy game developers‘ company offers to destroy russian troops via a smartphone, earning money for the Defense Forces of Ukraine. The team created the game “Stuhna”. Each ad view is monetized, or a separate donation is used to support the Ukrainian army.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

According to the National Police, the russian military shelled 15 settlements of Zaporizhzhia oblast. There were 16 reports of destruction of houses (apartments) of citizens and infrastructure facilities as a result of russian shelling.

Russian occupiers restricted free movement of local residents in the temporarily occupied areas of Zaporizhzhia oblast. This was reported by the National Resistance Center. According to them, residents are allowed to leave the settlements only using passes. At the same time, searches are being conducted in cities to detect local gorillas. According to the Center, the occupiers have turned the temporarily occupied territories into a “regime object”, where people prefer not to walk along the streets to not run into an enemy patrol with an inspection.

The head of the regional military administration Oleksandr StarukhIn informed that in communities of Zaporizhzhia oblast, located near the front line, about 15% of civilians refuse to evacuate. According to him, the local authorities have taken all necessary measures, but some people remain in the frontline areas. The current legislation of Ukraine does not provide for the forced eviction of people without their consent. Starukh also noted that at the time of the survey, about 60 children remained in such settlements.

Mykolaiv oblast

The head of the Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Kim said that yesterday russia struck the coastal strip of the Ochakiv community. Two settlements of Kutsurubska community were under enemy fire. The hits were recorded on open territories.

As of this morning, 212 citizens who suffered from russian shelling were hospitalized. 30 received help on an outpatient basis. This was reported by the Head of Mykolaiv Regional Council, Hanna Zamazeieva.

Police found a high-explosive aerial bomb, which was dropped on civilians by the occupiers. This was stated by the head of the Main National Police of Ukraine in Mykolaiv oblast, Serhiy Shaykhet. According to him, the high-explosive aerial bomb with 250 kg of TNT miraculously did not explode and was lying right on the garden of a resident of the village of Chervona Dolyna. Experts seized and defused the bomb. 

In the liberated territories of Mykolaiv oblast, employees of the explosive service of the National Police continue to inspect and demine settlements. Since de-occupation began, they have inspected about 85 hectares of territory. Law enforcement officers found, seized and destroyed more than 520 explosive items of various types. The enemy troops stored them in the territories of private enterprises, agricultural boxes, in the apartments of local residents, in private houses, in gardens and household plots and even in cellars and outbuildings.

Odesa oblast

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine reported that under the Grain Initiative, 6 vessels exported 355 thousand tons of agricultural products from the ports of Odesa. Currently, 282 thousand tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are loaded on 13 ships in the ports. The ports are preparing to receive 6 more vessels moving along the “grain corridor”. In the Bosporus, 102 vessels are waiting for the inspection of the Joint Coordination Center. The russian side continues to hinder inspections under any pretext, limiting the export of Ukrainian agricultural products to world markets.

According to the report of the Odesa Regional State Administration, Odesa oblast received humanitarian aid from the Republic of Poland. Humanitarian aid was sent from the Republic of Poland to support the population of Odesa oblast during the winter period and for internally displaced persons. The region received two 32 kW generators, more than 100 heaters of various capacities, 8 pallets of canned food and garden film. Part of the humanitarian aid was transferred to the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Odesa oblast, namely the generator and garden film. Heaters were distributed among communities in the districts of Odesa oblast to ensure the operation of invincibility centers. 

In Odesa oblast, two children raised almost 4.5 thousand UAH for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a few hours. This was reported by Ivanivka village head Viktor Lobach. Two brothers, 11-year-old Andriy and 7-year-old Artem Babiuk, sang patriotic songs and played an accordion for several hours near one of the local stores. They managed to collect almost 5 thousand hryvnias, which will be sent for the needs of the defenders of Ukraine. Even the smallest Ukrainians contribute to the victory and demonstrate the unity of society. 

Kherson oblast

Yaroslav Yanushevych, the head of the Regional Military Administration, informed that russian occupiers shelled the territory of Kherson oblast 41 times. The russian army attacked Kherson 9 times. They shelled residential areas of the city. Enemy shells hit private and apartment buildings. Yesterday, 3 people sustained injuries of varying severity due to russian shelling. Later, russia struck the city center again and hit a house. An 18-year-old boy was killed on the spot from the wounds. Beryslav was also shelled. A russian shell hit a house and killed a family: a husband, wife, and their 12-year-old son. 

One of the consequences of the shelling of Kherson. Photo: Konstantin and Vlada Liberov

Ukrainian law enforcement officers recorded new cases of russian looting in four districts of Kherson oblast. In Kherson, russian invaders stole six cars from the postal company in mid-April 2022. In Henichesk region, russians steal cars from local residents and tourist houses in resort settlements. In Skadovsk, the occupiers seized and looted bank premises. Thus, they caused losses of more than UAH 1.5 million. In Kakhovka, russian invaders looted a road company. They stole cars, a loader, a trawl truck, an excavator, and a tractor. They caused losses of more than UAH 9 million. The investigation into the facts of russian looting is ongoing.

Representatives of the russian occupational administrations conducted a “census” of the local population in the territories occupied by russia, including Kherson oblast. This was reported by Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Hanna Maliar. According to her, the census is conducted to identify whether the residents of the occupied territory have relatives in russia and plan forced deportation, prohibited by the Geneva Conventions. At the same time, according to Malyar, people who have no relatives will be sent to the so-called “centers of temporary stay of refugees”.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

At the RMA, a meeting with Oksana Yezerska, Head of the Western Interregional Department of the State Labor Service, and Andrii Kharlampovych, her deputy who will supervise work in Volyn was held. They discussed further work plans.

On January 3, at a concert in Volodymyr, popular Volyn artists collected over UAH 130K for the local 14 separate mechanized brigade.

In Lutsk, volunteers are organizing a trip abroad for military children for the second time. In the summer, students visited the Czech Republic, now they are going to Poland. These are children whose parents are fighting or fell on the front lines.

In Volyn, mothers of captured Azov warriors organized a photo exhibition Angels of Mariupol. At the exhibition, 176 photos of fallen defenders of Mariupol were presented. Photos of the fighters were provided to the organizers by relatives from Volyn and other oblasts of Ukraine.

Angels of Mariupol. Photo from social networks

Christmas gifts were sent to children who left the occupied Schastia of Luhansk oblast and found shelter throughout Ukraine. Almost two months ago, employees of the military-civilian administration of the city of Schastia, who are currently in Lutsk, began to collect information about small residents of their community, namely their letters to Saint Nicholas and their new residential addresses.

Zakarpattia oblast

In Zakarpattia, another crossing point Rakhiv on the Ukrainian border with Romania was opened. It should help streamline international rail traffic.

The Center for Pulmonary Diseases in Uzhhorod received a powerful diesel generator. An alternative source of energy for the institution was purchased and handed over with the assistance of the Committee of Medical Assistance in Zakarpattia CF.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The dispatcher of Ukrenergo provided no limits for power consumption from midnight to 08:00. Therefore, during these hours, the shutdown will not be applied. The limit for the period from 08:00 to midnight is 300.6 MW.

The Defense Forces presented the Defenders with the Doblest Prykarpattia medal for their significant contribution to strengthening the state’s defense capabilities and high professionalism. They also handed over certificates worth UAH 4.5 million to commanders of military units for their own needs.

A bath and laundry complex was sent to the 102nd Territorial Defense Brigade. There are 2 shower cabins, a washing machine and a hot water supply system. They sent 66 winter tires for the total amount of UAH 800K.

The RMA reported that in addition 15 generators were sent to the soldiers of the 102nd Territorial Defense Brigade.

Lviv oblast

In Lviv oblast, consumption limits were exceeded and a schedule of hourly shutdowns was applied. As of the morning, 217 settlements are completely without electricity and 106 are partially without electricity.

The Drohobych District Military Administration and the Kolo CF sent 4 cars for Ukrainian soldiers and medics to the front and to the front-line cities. One of the cars will be used by medical volunteers. Other cars will be sent to Odesa, Kherson and Donetsk oblasts.

Ukrzaliznytsia and Stary Lev Publishing House joined forces to create the book project By Railway Home. The story for children was written by Mariana Savka and illustrated by Marta Koshulinska. Ukrzaliznytsia supports young Ukrainians who were forced to leave their homes.

Rivne oblast

For IDP children who are registered on the territory of the Rivne community, children’s humanitarian kits are issued. The children’s set includes warm clothes and shoes for children of different age categories.

A children’s preschool facility was thermally modernized in Rivne. This is one of three kindergartens in the city that were included in the NEFKO project. In the other two, repair work is still ongoing. The total cost of the project implementation is EUR 1.2 million.

In Rivne oblast, the roadside cafe began to treat the military with free lunches. This volunteer project is implemented in the village of Sytne of the Krupetsk community. It was initiated by the owners of the institution.

Ternopil oblast

In Ternopil, lights will be turned off manually in houses on critical infrastructure lines. This will be done for the sake of “justice”. The decision was made in Ternopiloblenergo. Local energy companies received a corresponding instruction from Ukrenergo.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Since November 26, 3 107 people have arrived in Khmelnytskyi by evacuation train from Kherson. 2 035 people remained in the oblast (865 went to relatives, 1 170 settled in compact housing).

Khmelnytskyi Regional Hospital received a powerful generator. It was provided by the Italian company Contrepair SRL, and representatives of the Pokrova ODV Association and the Ukrainian communities of the cities of Henuia, Savona and Kiavari help with logistics.

Khmelnytskyi city council will reimburse the purchase of generators, inverter-battery systems of uninterrupted power supply, satellite communication means for unhindered access to the Internet. Business entities operating in the restaurant industry can receive compensation and, if necessary, will create points of inviolability.

Infographics. Photo: Khmelnytskyi City Council

Chernivtsi oblast

The community of Dusseldorf sent a variety of equipment for children’s education and leisure, namely combined playgrounds, school furniture and tablets, to Chernivtsi.

The RMA reported that for personal courage and loyalty to the military oath, Volodymyr Zolotyi was posthumously awarded with the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi III degree.

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

In 2023, the World Bank will provide $50 million to provide Ukrainian elevators with generators and boilers.

France will send Bastion light tanks and armored personnel carriers to Ukraine.

Coordinator of strategic communications of the National Security Council of the White House, John Kirbi, reported that in the near future the United States will announce a new package of military aid to Ukraine to repel a full-scale invasion by russian forces.

Norway sent a new batch of 155 mm ammunition to Ukraine.

Estonia works on confiscation of russian assets for the benefit of Ukraine. According to Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, the goal is to create a basis for further use of these frozen assets to rebuild Ukraine.

Taiwan expanded sanctions on exports to russia and belarus. The updated list includes the nomenclature of chemical and metallurgical industry products, engineering products, and items that can be used by law enforcement agencies.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a phone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron. They agreed on further cooperation on significant strengthening of Ukrainian air defense and other defense capabilities.

The Hague supported plans to create a special tribunal for russia in the city. The leader of the VVD party, Lotte van Basten Batenburh, added that it is likely that a new or second building will be needed to handle cases of crimes committed by the russian army in Ukraine, “considering how many war crimes have already been registered and are being investigated in Ukraine.”

The American edition of the Wall Street Journal wrote an article about digital successes of the Ukrainian military. The journalists state that the Ukrainian army was able to achieve significant successes during 10 months of the war, for which the Pentagon needed tens of years and billions of dollars.

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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