War in Ukraine today: latest news, July 12, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 504th 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:   

During the day, the russian occupiers attacked Ukraine with Iranian-made Shahed attack drones. A total of 15 kamikaze drones were involved in the strike. As a result of the successful combat work of anti-aircraft missile units, fighter aircraft, mobile firing groups of the Air Force and air defense of other components of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, 11 attack UAVs were destroyed. Moreover, the enemy conducted 59 airstrikes and fired 40 times from multiple rocket launchers at Ukrainian troops’ positions and settlements. Unfortunately, there are civilian casualties, including children. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure have been destroyed.  

There is still a high threat of missile and air strikes across Ukraine.

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka, and heavy fighting continues. There were 22 combat engagements over the day.

The situation towards Volyn and Polissia remained unchanged. 

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the enemy maintains a military presence. Over the course of the day, they fired mortar and artillery shells at more than 10 settlemnts, including Huta-Studenetska in Chernihiv oblast; Vintorivka, Manukhivka in Sumy oblast and Vidrodzhenivske, Izbytske, Zemlianky in Kharkivoblast.

Towards  Kupiansk, UKrainian troops are holding steadfastly.  The enemy conducted an airstrike near Kyslivka, Kharkiv oblast. Artillery and mortar attacks by the enemy took place in Fiholivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zakhidne, Kupiansk, and Kyslivka in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Lyman, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives near Novoselivske in Luhansk oblast over the last day.  There were airstrikes in the areas of Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast, and Spirne, Vesele and Rozdolivka, Donetsk oblast. More than 10 settlements came under artillery fire, including Nevske and Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast and Torske, Spirne, Berestove, and Rozdolivka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards  Bakhmut, the enemy conducted airstrikes in the areas of Stupochka, Oleksandr-Shultine and Diliivka in Donetsk oblast. More than 15 settlements suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Lyman, Bohdanivka, Khromove, Ivanivske and Toretsk in Donetsk oblast.

Towards  Avdiivka, under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled attacks by russian troops near Avdiivka. The enemy conducted an airstrike near Panteleimonivka in Donetsk oblast. At the same time, the enemy shelled more than 15 settlements, including Berdychi, Avdiivka, Vesele, Vodiane and Zhelane Pershe in Donetsk oblast.

Towards  Mariinka, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of Mariinka. There was an airstrike near Krasnohorivka. More than 10 settlements were shelled, including Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Heorhiivka, Maksymilianivka and Katerynivka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the enemy launched airstrikes in the areas of Zolota Nyva, Makarivka and Rivne and fired at Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva and Velyka Novosilka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the enemy is focusing its main efforts on preventing further advance of our troops. They shelled more than 20 settlements, including Temyrivka, Novodarivka, Chervone, Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, and Orikhiv in Zaporizhzhia oblast; Nikopol, Dnipropetrovska oblast; Beryslav, Vesele, Antonivka, Bilozerka in Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson. At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations towards Melitopol and Berdiansk and are carrying out counter-battery operations.

In the temporarily occupied Berdiansk, Zaporizhzhia oblast, as a result of a direct hit on the Duna hotel, active truck transportation of the bodies of russian servicemen to the local morgue was recorded overnight.

The enemy intensified counterintelligence activities in the temporarily occupied Mariupol, Donetsk oblast. The occupiers are conducting massive raids on the homes and apartments of local residents, checking personal documents and mobile devices. In this way, the occupiers are trying to intimidate the local population and identify those who are helping the Ukrainian Defense Forces. 

Aviation of the defense forces conducted 6 strikes on the areas of a buildup of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment and 2 strikes on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems.

Rocket and artillery units destroyed 1 control center, 16 artillery pieces at firing positions, 4 anti-aircraft missile systems and 2 enemy electronic warfare stations.

Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov announced that a memorandum was signed to establish a coalition to train pilots on the F-16. The memorandum provides for the participation of Ukrainian pilots, technicians and support staff in the training program, the possibility of including other types of fighters in the program, and the coalition’s consideration of providing Ukraine with full F-16 capabilities in other ways.

Andrii Kovaliev, Spokesman for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said that Ukrainian troops succeed in 2 areas near Bakhmut. Offensives are conducted north and south of the town of Bakhmut.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reports that the russian army carried out an airstrike on Kyslivka. At least eight other settlements in Kharkiv oblast came under fire.

Viktor Kovalenko, Head of Zolochiv Military Administration said that around 09:50, the russian army shelled Odnorobivka with artillery. According to him, as a result of the shelling, the village has no electricity supply, a garage and outbuildings were damaged. During the repeated shelling of Odnorobivka, the russians used mortars. At least 14 strikes hit private houses, two of which are on fire. The shelling lasted for an hour.

The RMA press service reported that a tractor hit a mine in Balakliia at around 12:00. A 55-year-old man was hospitalized.

Serhii Chaban, Acting Head of the Regional Emergency Department, said that the State Emergency Service of Ukraine has declared 82 shelters suitable for use in educational institutions in Kharkiv oblast. Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration said that there must be prerequisites for making a decision on in-person training, including a relevant military situation and availability of shelters that meet all the requirements. In addition, parents have the final say. They have a choice whether their child will study online or offline. 

On July 11, the russian military fired at settlements in Kharkiv, Bohodukhiv, Izium and Kupiansk regions of the oblast with artillery, mortars and aircraft.

In the village of Vyshneve, Izium  region, a sunflower seed warehouse was on fire due to the russian army’s shelling.   

As a result of a guided aerial bomb strike on Kucherivka village in Kupiansk region, 4 private houses were damaged. A 74-year-old man was wounded. He was hospitalised in a moderate condition.

In the village of Khatne, Kupiansk region, the building of the club was damaged by shelling.

Mine clearance is underway. Over the past day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service examined more than 6 hectares of territory and defused 73 ordnance.

Donetsk oblast

Serhii Cherevaty, Spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said that the enemy is concentrating troops towards Lyman and Kupiansk. Over the past day, the occupiers tried to storm our positions 5 times, fired 443 times from artillery and carried out 7 air raids. 16 invaders were killed and another 60 wounded. A russian armoured truck, a 120-mm mortar, two 80-mm mortars, an ammunition depot and an enemy command and observation post were destroyed.

Over the past day, russian troops fired 508 times towards Bakhmut with all types of cannon and rocket artillery, and 443 times towards Lyman and Kupiansk. According to Serhii Cherevaty, due to the fire control of Bakhmut by the Defence Forces, it is unknown how long the russian troops will hold out.

Andriy Kovalev, Spokesman for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, says that Ukrainian troops continue to advance to the south and north of Bakhmut and consolidate their positions. He noted that in the areas of Bila Hora, Andriivka and Kurdiumivka, Ukrainian troops had some success and are consolidating their positions.

Anastasia Medviedieva, Spokesperson for Donetsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office said that russian troops also shelled the villages of Berdychi and Zvanivka in Donetsk oblast. Four women and three men were wounded.

Towards Horlivka, one person was wounded in Toretsk and 12 houses were damaged. Another house was damaged in Shcherbynivka. In Chasiv Yar community, 2 houses and 1 non-residential building were damaged.

Towards Siversk in the Lysychansk, a person was wounded, a house and an infrastructure facility were damaged. 2 houses were destroyed in Torske of Lyman community.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Military Administration said that the number of civilian casualties in Donetsk oblast increased by 4 wounded: 2 in Toretsk, 1 in Lyman and 1 in Velyka Novosilka. Since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 1609 people have been killed and 3834 wounded in Donetsk oblast. The exact death toll in Volnovakha and Mariupol is not known.

Luhansk oblast

There has been no artillery silence from the russians for a single day. They have enough shells to continue firing along the entire frontline. They are hitting Novoselivske, near Svatove, and Bilohorivka, located on the opposite side of our frontline, and Nevske with fifty local residents remaining. At night, the russian troops attacked with a multiple rocket launcher system. More destruction was recorded in the village. These settlements suffer from enemy air raids. On July 11, it was Belohorivka and Nevske. Ukrainian defenders are bravely holding the line.

Luhansk Regional Military Administration said that russian occupiers have started to confiscate driver’s licences without a mark of military registration. The infrastructure in the towns captured in 2014 is in a state of emergency – there has been no water supply for weeks. 

Luhansk Regional Military Administration reported, while the cities of Luhansk oblast are dying, while the occupiers report to the Kremlin about tens of kilometres of communications restored on paper. According to documents and reports, the so-called ‘luhansk People’s Republic’ is systematically reaching the level of ‘little Switzerland’, as the Gauleiter there has repeatedly stated. In reality, this level is closer to the muddy russian villages. The russian Ministry of Energy reported 129 repaired transformer substations, while in 2022 the russians destroyed or damaged more than 800. In Rubizhne, Sievierodonetsk, and Lysychansk, street lighting was last switched on in February last year, before the full-scale russian invasion. Now only certain areas of the cities have electricity supply.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Serhii Popko, Head of Kyiv City Military Administration, informed that after a break of more than a week, the enemy launches Iranian UAVs at Kyiv for the second day in a row. The air defense forces shot down all russian strike drones spotted on the night of July 12 in the airspace around the capital.

In Pechersk district of Kyiv, joint exercises were held to improve the defense of Kyiv City Defense Forces in cooperation with the patrol and national police. According to KCSA, during the exercise, units set up a checkpoint, restrictive signs and elements of engineering barriers, as well as practised vehicle search, documents check, building checkpoint defense elements, and combat first aid.

The first free national resistance training took place in the capital. According to Kyiv City State Administration, theoretical and practical classes were attended by a group of people who had registered for the training. The participants were trained by employees of the Department of Municipal Security and 5 volunteers with combat experience. Starting on July 15, two more locations will be set up in Kyiv, where about 120 people will undergo training.

One of Kyiv’s training grounds was used to test samples of women’s field uniforms, which are now being finalised by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. In the field, the women undergo basic combat training with instructors, learning tactical skills, completing an obstacle course and shooting from assault rifles. The women’s uniforms are sewn by a non-governmental organization. So far, 4.5 K women soldiers at the frontline have been provided with free uniforms.

Testing women’s field uniforms in Kyiv. Photo: from social networks

Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of Kyiv Regional Military Administration, said that to date, more than 12.1 K objects have been restored in the oblast. A total of 18 apartment buildings are currently being restored within UNITED24, 61 private houses are being rebuilt in Irpin, and the reconstruction of 93 private houses in 15 communities has begun.

Work continues to restore and rebuild medical facilities destroyed by the russians. According to the regional administration, the government has allocated funds for the reconstruction of three medical institutions in Kyiv oblast. Funds from the state budget will be used to rebuild the Tetiiv Central Hospital building, Kalynivka outpatient clinic with the extension of the Medical Center for Assistance to Combatants, and the main medical building of the Fastiv Multidisciplinary Hospital.

A photo exhibition will be held in Hamburg, Germany, throughout July, showcasing photographs and posters of life in Kyiv’s underground during the russian bombing. The grand opening of the exhibition “Next Station is Ukraine” is scheduled for July 12 in the passageway of the central U-Bahn Rathaus metro station. The photo exhibition aims to give Hamburg residents a photographic view of the military situation in Kyiv and beyond.

Photo exhibition “Next Station Ukraine” about the lives of people in the Kyiv subway during the russian bombing. Photos: n-Ost

Zhytomyr oblast

Vitalii Bunechko, Head of the Zhytomyr Regional Military Administration, announced that in Zhytomyr oblast, forests within a 30-kilometer zone from the Ukrainian-belarusian border are off-limits. The regional defense council has approved new requirements for visiting forests and hunting to protect the lives and health of residents. Previously, the ban applied to a 20-kilometre zone. It is also prohibited to visit the forests in the areas that were temporarily occupied.

For five days, 30 volunteers from different oblasts of Ukraine will work on restoring the youth center in the village library in Levkiv, Hlybochytsia community. The volunteers came together to implement the Youth Exchange project as part of the national program VidNOVA:UA.

More than a million hryvnias were raised for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Zhytomyr during the charity auction “Ukrainians for Ukraine. Charity Dinner.” The event, which took place at the House of Ukrainian Culture, was organized by representatives of the Union of TV and Film Industry Entrepreneurs NGO. Among the auction items were a flag signed by Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,  a boxing glove signed by Vitalii Klychko, and a collectible coin Hetmans of Ukraine. The money raised will be used to purchase ambulances and drones for the 141st Battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Sumy oblast

According to Sumy RMA, russians opened fire 22 times at border communities of Sumy oblast, damaging civilian houses, killing cattle, and leaving more than 370 residents without electricity. There were 225 explosions in total. Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Druzhba, Shalyhine, Bilopillia, Hlukhiv, Esman, and Khotyn communities were under fire.

On the night and morning of June 12, the enemy shelled the border 6 times. There were 10 mortar strikes on the territory of Bilopillia community, 4 attacks from AGS and 2 from grenade launchers. The enemy has also launched 5 mortar attacks on the Khotyn community.

The city council reported that in Sumy, four people who were injured on July 3 as a result of a russian drone attack, remain in hospital. Two of them are ready to leave the hospital, while another two remain in the intensive care unit in stable severe and moderate conditions.

The victims of russian drone strikes in Sumy will get material compensation according to Sumy City Council. The damaged building has 48 apartments with 64 registered residents. Sumy Mayor Oleksandr Lysenko said that UAH 15 million will be allocated for the repair and dismantling of the destroyed part of the building. The families of those killed by the drone strike will receive UAH 250 K each.

Volodymyr Artiukh, Head of Sumy Regional Military Administration, signed a memorandum with DAI Global LLC, which is implementing the USAID project “Improving the Performance and Accountability of Local Governments” (GOVERLA) in Ukraine.

Football training will resume in Trostianets. In 2022, the stadium was damaged by the russian military during the occupation. The field has been restored and is ready to host athletes.

Chernihiv oblast

Over the past day, russians fired at the border of Chernihiv oblast four times. According to the State Border Guard Service, there were 42 attacks with mortars and artillery. Novhorod-Siverskyi, Semenivka and Snovsk communities were under attack.

Viacheslav Chaus, Head of Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, reported that one of the bridges in Koriukivka community has been restored. This is the 64th object restored by the State Special Transport Service and the 32nd bridge restored by the personnel of the 36th Konotop Road Repair Regiment.

Chernihiv Regional Broadcasting Company reported that RRT Corporation has launched the MX 7 nationwide digital multichannel television network in a test mode. This made it possible to record a stable test broadcast of 9 TV programs in some border communities. Work is underway to install additional towers.

According to the RMA, residents of Chernihiv oblast whose homes were destroyed by russians as a result of active hostilities have filed 1,463 applications for restoration under the government’s restoration program ‘yeVidnovlennia’. The state has already paid more than UAH 4 million for the current housing repairs. Those who have applied for the program and have not repaired their damaged housing at their own expense are eligible for compensation.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk RMA reported that during the night, the russian army attacked Nikopol region 6 times. They shelled the area with heavy artillery 5 times. Twice it hit Nikopol and three times the settlements of Marhanets community. The enemy attacked the community from a drone. In the afternoon, on July 12, the russians attacked Nikopol again. The occupiers fired on Marhanets community with heavy artillery. 

Vinnytsia oblast

​​Serhii Morhunov, Mayor of Vinnytsia, reported that Vinnytsia has joined the all-Ukrainian project to rebuild de-occupied communities affected by russian aggression. Six employees of Vinnytsia City Council went to Kherson. They are working on the territory that was flooded as a result of the occupiers’ explosion of the Kakhovka HPP. They are inspecting and documenting the damage to buildings in the Korabel multi-storey neighbourhood. 

Kirovohrad oblast

A simulation training system is being presented in Kropyvnytskyi, which will allow the military to learn how to shoot different types of weapons, coordinate actions, and simulate various combat situations. It was developed by Ukrainian programmers.

Poltava oblast

Dmitry Lunin, Head of Poltava Regional Military Administration, said that Poltava oblast delivered 30 radios to the soldiers, including 10 car radios and 20 portable devices. 

Cherkasy oblast

Ihor Taburets, Head of Cherkasy Regional Military Administration said that at night, on July 12, russians attacked Cherkasy oblast with Shahed drones. One of the non-residential infrastructure facilities was hit. As a result, a fire broke out there. Two victims with burns were taken to hospital. 

Four graduates of Cherkasy Medical Academy are helping Ukrainian soldiers in a rehabilitation and health clinic to recover and adapt to a new life. Medical professionals who help patients recover from serious injuries or illnesses are called occupational therapists. This is the first graduation of such specialists in Cherkasy oblast.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Around 12:30, an explosion occurred in Zaporizhzhia. Currently, there is information about 18 injured, including 8 children.

Yesterday, the enemy carried out 69 shelling attacks in 16 frontline settlements of Zaporizhzhia oblast. 60 artillery strikes targeted Orikhiv, Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Yehorivka, Malynivka, and Stepnohirsk. Orikhiv was attacked three times with airstrikes, and Preobrazhenka twice. Additionally, there were 6 MLRS strikes on Orikhiv, Novodarivka, and Chervone. Currently, 43 reports of civilian infrastructure damage have been recorded. During the artillery attack on a residential quarter in Huliaipole, an 85-year-old man sustained serious injuries and subsequently died in the hospital.

As a result of the shelling, 30,656 consumers in 71 settlements of Zaporizhia oblast are left without electricity. Mostly affected are residents of frontline communities. Yesterday, residents of eight settlements in Zaporizhzhia oblast were left without electricity due to russian shelling.

The General Staff reported that there were reports of active transportation of bodies of russian military personnel to the local morgue in the temporarily occupied city of Berdiansk by trucks as a result of a direct hit on the Duna hotel during the night. 

Mykolaiv oblast

Vitalii Kim, Head of Mykolaiv RMA, reports that on July 11, the enemy launched artillery strikes three times on two communities in the oblast. At 13:02, the enemy conducted an artillery shelling on the town of Ochakiv, resulting in damage to residential buildings. A utility structure caught fire, but the fire was promptly extinguished. There were no casualties. Then, at 14:15 and 19:15, the russians shelled Kutsurub community. Dry grass in private plots caught fire, and firefighters successfully extinguished it. No injuries were reported.

Vitalii Kim, Head of Mykolaiv RMA, says that a russian drone was shot down today in Mykolaiv oblast.

The renowned Black Sea National University named after Petro Mohyla, which is among the top 50 universities in Ukraine, has been fully restored in Mykolaiv. The university suffered significant damage due to russian shelling in August 2022.

Odesa oblast

The enemy has increased the presence of missile carriers in the Black Sea. The frigate Admiral Essen has emerged in addition to the submarine. The combined salvo of Kalibr missiles can reach 12 units. The level of missile threat is assessed as high. Against the backdrop of enemy aviation activity and unmanned reconnaissance, this may indicate preparation for future attacks. This information was reported by the South Operational Command.

Eugene Horokhod, Director of the charitable organization Rukh Razom, announced that miniature anti-drone radars have been invented In Odesa. The charity, along with the military, conducted research, and the development was approved by experts. Currently, the foundation plans to supply them to the army as the anti-drone devices are very compact and can easily be concealed even in a pocket.

the Ministry of Restoration’s press service reports that the last two bulk carriers, under the current grain agreement, are being loaded with grain for Egypt at the port of Odesa. In total, since the beginning of July, six vessels have left the Black Sea ports. Only 215 K tons of agricultural products have been loaded. There are no more vessels for loading in the port of Chornomorsk. The last ships with agricultural products were sent to China and Tunisia last week. The port of Pivdennyi has not been operating for over two months because the russians “cross out” all ships heading towards it. Since June 26, the russians have refused to inspect vessels heading to Ukrainian ports for loading. Currently, 29 vessels that were supposed to deliver over 1.4 million tons of agricultural products to Asian and African countries are blocked in Turkish territorial waters.

Kherson oblast

Around 16:40, the occupiers launched an attack on a residential quarter of Kherson city. One person was killed and two women were injured.

It is reported that russian forces shelled Havyrylivka in Novooleksandrika community. As a result of the shelling, a man who was in his own courtyard at the time of the projectile hit was injured. Additionally, a fire broke out in an outbuilding.

On July 11, the enemy carried out 67 shelling attacks, launching 313 projectiles from mortars, artillery, tanks, Grad systems, RPGs, ATGMs, and UAVs. The enemy fired 21 shells at the city of Kherson, targeting residential quarters in the region’s populated areas, a hydraulic structure in Beryslav region, and a building housing the humanitarian headquarters in Kherson. One person was killed, and five others (including one child) were injured. The police in Kherson oblast recorded 16 war crimes committed by russian occupiers against the civilian population.

The police received a report that on July 8, a tractor driver drove over an enemy anti-personnel mine in a field near Novovoznesenske village of Vysokopillia community while performing fieldwork. As a result of the explosion, the vehicle was damaged, but the driver was unharmed.

Juvenile police officers, together with volunteers, evacuated a woman with two young children from the shelled area of Kherson. A resident of the KhBK neighborhood contacted the police and requested to be transported with her 9 and 13-year-old daughters to a safe zone. In total, the police, in collaboration with executive authorities and volunteers, have rescued and evacuated 647 children from constant enemy shelling.

Today humanitarian aid including food, clothing, hygiene products, and other essentials was distributed to residents of flooded houses in Komyshany. Humanitarian headquarters are operating daily there. Residents whose houses were affected by flooding and have only stove heating are issued vouchers for liquefied gas – 30 liters per household.

The Kherson Water Utility received assistance from Japan. Ten large capacity reservoirs for drinking water storage were delivered to the municipal enterprise. They will be used in areas of the city where water supply problems still exist.

Scientists from the Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group conducted an expedition to the Kamianska Sich National Nature Park to study the processes occurring at the bottom of the devastated Kakhovka Reservoir. According to the scientists, they have currently studied the stages of sedimentation in the National Park area, established four sites for further monitoring, and collected soil samples. Over 200 K hectares of land have been exposed where nothing grows anymore, whereas it used to be a water ecosystem. All aquatic organisms suddenly perished, and there are no terrestrial ones yet. Currently, scientists are discussing which plants will regenerate in the reservoir area and its future fate.

Kakhovka Reservoir. Photo: Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group – UNCG

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The RMA reported that since the beginning of the year, 124 unemployed people have been involved in socially useful works in the conditions of martial law in the region, paying more than UAH 600K in wages.

Zakarpattia oblast

Zakarpattia met a train with children who, accompanied by adults, had come from Zaporizhzhia by prior agreement. 63 children and 38 adults immediately left for one of the tourist spots of Uzhgorod district, from where they will soon go to Miskolc (Hungary), for a vacation.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

A rehabilitation room was created in the Regional Clinical Cardiology Center thanks to Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, as part of the exchange of experience with Polish colleagues, as well as thanks to the care and sponsorship of benefactors.

Ivano-Frankivsk City Emergency and Rescue Service received a modern European-style fire truck from the German sister city of Potsdam.

Ruslan Martsinkiv, Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk, reported that from the city tires for SUVs and trucks were sent to the 102nd Territorial Defense Brigade.

Lviv oblast

Lviv oblast received laptops, power stations, smartboards and monoblocks thanks to the UN Development Program project in Ukraine with the support of the British government.

Przemysl community received a fire truck equipped with a retractable ladder and other means of rescuing people from the city council of the German city of Girth.

Horodotskyi school #4 received new equipment for the food block from American benefactors.

Lviv oblast Open Billiards Cup was held, which was also one of the stages of the GG Poker Open Cup of Ukraine. UAH 151K collected during the event will be donated to purchase a Mavic DJI 3 Combo quadcopter for the reconnaissance battalion of the 125th Territorial Defense Brigade.

In Zolochiv, for the first time, classes were held for women and men, aged 18 to 60, as part of the Program of Training the Population for National Resistance. Instructors from the Vasyl Vysyvanyi Training Center of the National Guard of Ukraine taught them tactical medicine and military topography.

The psychological stabilization and rehabilitation program Hope for Kids is being implemented in Lviv oblast. It was developed by specialists of the Western Ukrainian Specialized Children’s Medical Center with the support of the HOPE.UA CF. The program provides psychological assistance to children who have been affected by traumatic events.

In Strii region, a memorial plaque in honor of its graduates was unveiled on the facade of the Volodymyr Popovych Monaster School. Andrii Pavelka was commander of the detachment of the airborne platoon of the airborne company. He was killed on June 26, 2022 while performing a combat mission in Donetsk oblast.

Rivne oblast

The RMA reported that 231 doctors of Rivne oblast are involved in providing free psychological and psychiatric care.

One of the largest numbers of IDPs in the oblast lives in Duben region. In six communities out of nineteen there are places for IDPs to live compactly. About 370 people live there. It was from this region that the regional Coordination Headquarters for the implementation of the rights of displaced persons began its work.

Ternopil oblast

The RMA held a meeting with representatives of the Strong Life Public Organization. They discussed further cooperation, aid projects for Ternopil oblast, a prospective partnership plan with Germany.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Fighters of one of the military units of Khmelnytskyi received a Motorola MotoTRBO DR3000 repeater and 10 Motorola DP4800 radios, which will work with it in communication thanks to the Together for Ukraine CF.

Another 15 specialists from Khmelnytskyi went to Kherson oblast. These are architects and builders who carry out damage measurements that occurred as a result of the explosion of Kakhovka HPP.

Chernivtsi oblast

Chernivtsi RMA and the Save Children in Ukraine international public organization signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. Its key provisions are an agreement on support and cooperation primarily in the areas of child protection, education and combating child poverty.

Bukovyna received 20 powerful generators worth over UAH 100 million from benefactors and international partners. They will be installed in communities of the region in order to ensure the operation of critical infrastructure facilities in the event of a lack of power supply

A charity fair and master classes were held at Chernivtsi Lyceum # 22. Younger students were engaged in making wind-up dolls and eco-bags. The collected UAH 16K will be donated to purchase drones for the needs of the military.

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

In the Republic of Lithuania, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, and First Lady Olena Zelenska took part in an event organized as part of the Raise the Flag for Ukraine in NATO campaign. The battle flag from Bakhmut was raised on the main square of Vilnius. The blue-yellow flag was brought by 33 Ukrainian and Lithuanian runners. 16 days of running and almost 1,3K km.

Flag from Bakhmut in Europe. Photo from social networks

G7 countries agreed on a joint declaration of support for Ukraine. Namely: the supply of weapons, support in the development of the armed forces, training, cooperation in the field of intelligence and cyber security; increasing the stability of the Ukrainian economy, energy industry, technical and financial assistance; measures in the event of a new aggression, which include immediate consultations to provide Ukraine with everything necessary for defense in the shortest possible time; support in bringing the russian federation to justice.

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, announced that leaders of the member states of the Alliance approved a package of support for Ukraine, includes: the cancellation of the requirement to fulfill the MAP for membership, a long-term military aid program for the modernization of the Ukrainian army and full transition to NATO standards, the launch of the Ukraine-NATO Council, which should become a platform for consultations in crisis situations.

Ukraine, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and Great Britain signed a memorandum on the creation of a coalition to train F-16 pilots.

Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defense of Ukraine, announced that Ukraine and Sweden signed agreements on cooperation in the field of defense procurement and on the exchange and mutual protection of secret information.

Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defense of Ukraine, announced that Ukraine and France signed an agreement that provides for an increase in military aid to Ukraine.

Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan, announced that the country will send Ukraine a drone detection system to protect against russian aggression.

The Ministry of Defense of Norway reported that the country will send 2 NASAMS air defense systems and 1K Black Hornet drones to Ukraine. The cost of a set of two Black Hornet drones, a control panel and a charging station is about $40-60K.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, announced that Australia will provide Ukraine with a new defense package, it will include 30 Bushmaster armored personnel carriers.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, announced that France will provide Ukraine with additional engineering equipment for demining.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met with Joseph Biden, US President. Supporting Ukraine was discussed.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, held a meeting with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General. They discussed the situation on the battlefield and the steps necessary to ensure the peace and security of citizens of Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, held an unscheduled meeting with Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. They agreed to work on the development of a multi-year and predictable defense support program for Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met with Mark Rutte, Acting Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. They recorded the start of a training mission for Ukrainian pilots on F-16 aircraft in August of this year and discussed the prospects of attracting new partners to the fighter coalition.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, held a meeting with Anthony Albeniz, Prime Minister of Australia. They discussed Ukraine’s defense needs and further cooperation in this area.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met with Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. They discussed defense needs of Ukraine, further cooperation on expanding the capabilities of the Ukrainian army on the battlefield.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, held a meeting with Olaf Scholz, Federal Chancellor of Germany. They discussed further long-term defense cooperation between Ukraine and Germany.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, held a meeting with Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister. They discussed the continuation of the provision of enhanced military-technical assistance to Ukraine from partners until the complete liberation of all temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met with Charles Michel, President of the European Council. They discussed the possibility of opening negotiations on Ukraine’s membership in the European Union already at the end of this year.

Representatives of the Office of the President of Ukraine held a meeting with Gert Jan Koopman, Director General of the European Commission for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, and Matti Maasikas, Head of the EU representation in Ukraine. The implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine and further steps to make appropriate changes to the Ukrainian legislation were discussed.

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, Yana Hushchyna, Ioanna Kryvenko, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Yevheniia Sukhonos, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya 


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