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

It has been the 507th 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:   

Over the past day, the russian federation launched a missile and air strike with two Iranian Shahed strike UAVs and two anti-aircraft guided missiles against Ukraine. The Ukrainian air defense system destroyed two attack UAVs.

In addition, the enemy carried out 32 air strikes and fired 15 times from multiple launch rocket systems. 

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

The enemy is focusing its main efforts on Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka, with 28 combat engagements taking place over the last day.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the situation remained unchanged. There were no signs of offensive groups forming. Certain units of the Armed Forces of belarus are performing tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine. 

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the enemy maintains a military presence. There were airstrikes near Volfyno in Sumy oblast and Ustynivka in Kharkiv oblast. More than 20 settlements were shelled, including Zaliznyi Mist in Chernihiv oblast; Bilokopytove and Prohresyvne in Sumy oblast and Kozacha Lopan, Veterynarne and Krasne in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, Ukrainian troops are holding steadfastly. There were the enemy’s unsuccessful offensives south of Novoselivske, Luhansk oblast. There was an airstrike in the same area.  Dvorichna, Krasne Pershe, Kolodiazne, Novomlynsk and Berestove in Kharkiv oblast came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Lyman, the russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensives east of Vesele in Donetsk oblast. There were airstrikes near Nevske and Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast and Ivano-Darivka, Fedorivka and Rozdolivka in Donetsk oblast. Nevske and Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast and Torske, Spirne, and Rozdolivka in Donetsk oblast came under artillery fire.

Towards Bakhmut, Ukraine’s defenders successfully repelled all enemy attacks in the area southwest of Andriivka, Donetsk oblast. There was an airstrike near Diliivka, Donetsk oblast. More than 10 settlements suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Markove, Khromove, Diliivka and Vasiukivka in Donetsk oblast. 

Towards Avdiivka, the russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensives near Pervomaiske and launched an airstrike near Niu York, Donetsk oblast. At the same time, the enemy shelled more than 10 settlements, including Nevelske, Pervomaiske, Stepove and Avdiivka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Marinka, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of Marinka. The enemy also launched an airstrike there. More than 10 settlements were shelled, including Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Katerynivka and Heorhiivka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives near Novomykhailivka and launched an airstrike near Blahodatne in Donetsk oblast. They shelled the settlements of Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka and Blahodatne.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the enemy is focusing its main efforts on preventing further advance of our troops. There was an airstrike near Mykilske, Kherson oblast. More than 15 settlements were shelled, including Levadne, Novodarivka, and Huliaipole in Zaporizhzhia oblast; Ivanivka, Kutsurub, Mykolaiv oblast; Dniprovske, Zolota Balka, Romashkove, Kizomys in Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson. 

Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations towards Melitopol and Berdiansk, consolidating their positions, inflicting artillery fire on the enemy targets identified, and conducting counter-battery operations.

The occupation authorities continue to use civilian healthcare facilities in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine for its own purposes. In the village of Pokazne, Zaporizhzhia oblast, about 200 patients were taken from the building of the psychoneurological institution in an unknown direction, and the staff was dismissed. In the future, a military hospital is planned to be located there to treat wounded russian soldiers.

Aviation of the defense forces carried out 9 strikes on buildups of enemy personnel. Ukrainian troops also destroyed 6 reconnaissance UAVs.

Rocket and artillery units destroyed 2 ammunition depots, 4 artillery pieces at firing positions and 2 enemy air defense facilities.

Andrii Demchenko, Spokesman of the State Border Guard Service, announces that separate groups of the Wagner military-industrial complex have appeared in belarus. Ukrainian law enforcement is closely monitoring their movements and whereabouts. 

The Center for National Resistance informs that in the temporarily occupied territories, the occupiers launched a campaign to popularize ‘state’ and ‘municipal’ service among young people. Young people are involved in youth councils and internships in the occupation authorities, and later, after receiving a russian passport and passing a special check, they are employed.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the russian army carried out an airstrike near Ustynivka in Kupiansk region. During the day, at least 9 settlements in Kharkiv oblast came under mortar and artillery fire.

The RMA announced that 24 special searchlights have been handed over to the National Guard fighters to more effectively protect the sky over Kharkiv oblast from kamikaze drone attacks.

The enemy continues to terrorize civilians in Kharkiv oblast. It is reported that russians shelled Kolodiazne village in Kupiansk region. A 33-year-old civilian man was killed. Another man was injured. Emergency services are currently working at the scene.

Border and frontline settlements in Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, and Kupiansk regions were shelled with mortars and artillery. Kozacha Lopan, Neskuchne, Ternova, Dvorichna, Zakhidne, Kamianka, Kyslivka, Fiholivka and other settlements were under enemy fire.

There have been no reports of significant destruction, casualties, or injuries among the civilian population over the day.

Demining continues in the region. Pyrotechnic experts from the State Emergency Service inspected over 11 hectares of territory and neutralized 68 ordnance.

A moose has been returned to the eco-park near Kharkiv after being evacuated. Last spring, it was taken out of the park due to shelling. This is one of two moose that were rescued from fires in the Chernobyl Zone in 2020.

Donetsk oblast

Serhiy Cherevatyi, Spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, reports that towards Bakhmut, there were 15 battles. Towards Lyman and Kupiansk, russian forces attacked near Dybrova in Luhansk oblast and Novosadove in Donetsk oblast twice.

During the fighting, Ukrainian troops eliminated 77 russian occupiers, injured 172, and captured two. It is reported that russian military equipment was also destroyed, namely 2 tanks, an armoured personnel carrier, 7 cannons, 2 self-propelled artillery systems, a Strela-10 surface-to-air missile system, an anti-tank missile system, and one UAV. 

Journalist Anna Prokopenko from Mariupol has published a book of memoirs “Novels of the Azov Coast” written by her grandmother, journalist and writer Natalia Kharakoz. Natalia Kharakoz was a journalist, writer, member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine and the National Union of Writers of Ukraine, and the head of the literary club “Azovie.” She died in the basement of her house during the blockade of Mariupol on March 29. Her relatives searched for her body for a long time.

Anastasia Medvedeva, Spokeswoman for Donetsk regional Prosecutor’s Office,  reported that in the afternoon, the russian military shelled the village of Oleksandro-Shultine in Donetsk oblast. A 62-year-old man was killed. 

Towards Volnovakha, the russian forces shelled Vuhledar 17 times with artillery, without any casualties.

Towards Donetsk, there were sporadic attacks on Avdiivka overnight.

Towards Horlivka, the enemy dropped an FAB-250 aerial bomb on Toretsk, damaging 2 houses and a sports complex. 4 houses were damaged in Chasiv Yar community, and another one in Kostiantynivka.

Towards Lysychansk, one house was destroyed and another damaged in Zvanivka. One house was damaged in Sieveresk. There were 18 shelling attacks in Lyman community.

According to Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration,  information was obtained regarding one civilian killed by the russians in Neskuchne. The exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha cannot be determined at the moment.

Luhansk oblast

Ukrainian defenders are holding back numerous enemy attempts to improve their positions. Additional reserves are engaged by the enemy the battle. The situation was intense near Dybrova. The russians also attacked near Novosadove in Donetsk oblast, which is very close to Nevske, where the situation is also tense. This village and Bilohorivka again came under russian artillery fire. These settlements have also been subjected to air strikes. 

The Luhansk Regional Military Administration reported that the occupiers are increasingly threatening residents of the temporarily occupied territories with deportation if they do not have a russian passport. They have even passed a law allowing this to be done starting from July 1 next year. Employees of enterprises that do not yet have russian passports are forced to fill out ‘migration cards’ for only a temporary stay in the occupied territories for 180 days.

Many cities and villages in occupied Luhansk oblast remain without internet and mobile communication, as the enemy has disconnected them for easier control over residents. However, some people are trying to turn it into a business, offering temporary access to the service for a fee. For example, in Hirske, a 30-minute access costs 100 rubles. People lack communication, and many are without electricity and water, but the invaders have connected all territorial commissions to the automated “Elections” system in the so-called ‘luhansk People’s Republic’.

According to Roman Vlasenko, Head of Sievierodonetsk Administration,  russians have intensified ground operations again, using aviation and artillery more often.  By attacking in Luhansk oblast, they try to divert our Defense Forces’ attention from Bakhmut and other parts of the front. The occupiers target roads, complicating the logistics for delivering humanitarian aid to the remaining population in the de-occupied villages.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The President of South Korea arrived in Ukraine on an unannounced visit, his first since the beginning of the relationship. In Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of South Korea Yun Seok-yeol discussed the return of deported Ukrainians, implementation of the ‘peace formula,’ and ‘ preparation of the Global Peace Summit. In the capital, President Moon and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea honored the memory of Ukrainian soldiers who were killed in the war and visited Bucha and Irpin, where they saw the consequences of the russian occupation.

President of South Korea Yun Seok-yeol and his wife visited the affected regions of Kyiv oblast. Photo: Twitter Emine Dzheppar

Taras Melnychuk, Permanent Representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in the Verkhovna Rada, reports that the Chornobyl NPP will receive an additional EUR 2, 640 K from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The funds will come in accordance with the approved nuclear safety project of the Chornobyl NPP.

In Kyiv, French Ambassador Etienne de Poncins presented Oksana Zabuzhko, writer and publicist, and Oleh Sentsov, filmmaker and writer, currently a member of the Ukrainian Armed Forces,  with France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor. The ceremony took place at St. Sophia of Kyiv, the National Conservation Area, on July 14. The ambassador called Zabuzhko “a Ukrainian writer known all over the world who fights to protect the Ukrainian language and culture” and Sentsov “a filmmaker, a political prisoner of the Kremlin for 5 years, who was released in September 2019 and is now fighting bravely at the front.”

Etienne de Poncins, French Ambassador, presents Oksana Zabuzhko and Oleh Sentsov with the Legion of Honor. Photo: Detector Media

The Ukrainian Women’s Guard held a class on tactical medicine during the war and a meeting with a psychologist in Borodianka. Oleksandr Sakharuk, Mayor of Borodyanka,  welcomed the participants at the Palace of Culture, where the training took place. The training was also attended by a well-known British journalist, traveler and writer Justin Marozzi. The tactical medicine training was conducted by Maria, experienced instructor in premedical training for the military and civilians, who is a military volunteer and member of the UWV. All skills and algorithms were taught according to the MARCH protocol.

Ukrainian Women’s Guard Borodyanka

A presentation of the draft law “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Local Self-Government in Ukraine’ on Improving the Legal Regulation of the Institute of Starostas and its Activities under Martial Law” was held in Kyiv. The draft law defines a clear algorithm for the establishment of the institute of starostas, including if the community’s territory is temporarily occupied or when military administrations of settlements with self-governing powers are introduced.

On July 16, in Hostomel, the Eduard Hleba Shelter will hold an open house to find new owners for animals rescued after the Kakhovka HPP explosion. The program includes lectures by dog handlers and veterinarians, communication with animals, and activities for children.

Zhytomyr oblast

Olena Hryshchuk, Director of the Department of Social Protection of the Population of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration, says that since April of this year, about 400 evacuees from Donetsk oblast have arrived in the oblast. Starting from July 08, evacuation is carried out by a special train once every 8 days on even days. The total number of evacuated people includes 22 families with children and 6 large families with a total of 97 children. Also, 10 people with reduced mobility were taken to specialized institutions.

Zhytomyr RMA reports that the village of Tryfonivka, Velyka Oleksandrivka community, Beryslav region of Kherson oblast, received humanitarian aid. Construction crews are already working in the village and have begun the priority restoration of damaged facilities. 

The Belgian charity organization BEforUkraine has delivered an ambulance to the military in Zhytomyr oblast. This is the fifty-fifth ambulance donated by the charity, and it is equipped with modern medical devices and equipment to provide immediate medical assistance at the scene. The vehicle was donated with the help of the Mercy and Health Charity.

Ambulance from BEforUkraine for the military of Zhytomyr oblast. Photo: Zhytomyr Regional Military Association

Sumy oblast

Sumy RMA reports that on July 14, russian forces fired 18 times at the border. There were 110 explosions. Nova Sloboda, Khotyn, Krasnopillia, Seredyno-Buda, Esman, Druzhbivka, Hlukhivka and Bilopillia communities were shelled.

As a result of shelling, 2 private houses in Nova Sloboda community, 2 combines and 2 tractors of a private agricultural company in Khotyn community and 3 residential buildings in Seredino-Buda community were damaged.

In the morning of July 15, russians fired mortars at Khotyn community. There were 17 explosions.

The Ministry of Reintegration reports that the first evacuation train Sumy-Kyiv, which will run daily, has left Sumy for Kyiv. Upon arrival, Ukrposhta pays each citizen UAH 3 K for children and people with disabilities and UAH 2 K for all other persons. the Kyiv Administration will accommodate all those who wish to do so in a modular town in Vyshgorod district.On July 10, the Sumy CMA announced evacuation of local residents from border areas. 

Security measures will be strengthened in Sumy oblast by organizing patrols. Soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine  in cooperation with law enforcement agencies and other military formations will patrol the streets of settlements on a daily basis.

The Harvest of Victory Foundation helps farmers from the oblast border area to harvest their crops on time. According to Sumy Regional Military Administration, 7 units of agricultural machinery have been provided for free to 14 agricultural enterprises to perform field seasonal work. The equipment is being donated through a fund to small farms affected by russia’s full-scale invasion by American farmer and entrepreneur Howard Buffett.

Chernihiv oblast

It is reported that russian forces fired four times at the border area of Chernihiv oblast. According to the State Border Guard Service, there were a total of 41 explosions Semenivka and Novhorod-Siverskyi communities were subjected to mortar attacks.

The Ministry of Energy reports that due to shelling, 11 settlements in the oblast were de-energized. It is noted that repair crews are working where the security situation allows.

In Chernihiv oblast, sapper divers removed a russian tank from the Desna River. According to the State Special Transport Service, the tank was flooded during an unsuccessful attempt to cross the river near the village of Shestovytsia. According to external signs, the trophy model has no significant damage – it will be restored and put into service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian tank recovered from the Desna River. Photo: State Special Transport Service, Facebook

A memorial cross has been erected on the outskirts of Chernihiv, at the site of the death of border guards of the 105th Border Guard Detachment named after Prince Volodymyr the Great. It was erected to honor the fallen defenders of Chernihiv. On March 28, 2022, an enemy sabotage group insidiously fired at a service vehicle carrying a border guard patrol on a combat mission with various types of weapons.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, reports that the enemy shelled Nikopol twice with heavy artillery. 

Anatoliy Derkach, Secretary of Marganets City Council, informs that new water pipes are being laid in Marhanets, Dnipropetrovsk oblast. About 35 K people in the city are still without a centralized water supply due to the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP by the russian military. “To restore water supply, pipes are being laid from the local reservoir.

Vinnytsia oblast

Vinnytsia City Council informs that another humanitarian aid shipment from the partner city of Munster arrived in Vinnytsia. The residents of Munster donated medical equipment for the rehabilitation department of the City Clinical Hospital. The shipment includes rollators, spinning bikes and rehabilitation equipment. In addition, BASF Coatings GmbH donated two vehicles that were used to deliver the goods to Vinnytsia. 

Kirovohrad oblast

The exhibition Destroyed But Not Broken was presented in Kropyvnytskyi. The Museum of Art presented 19 stands featuring digitised exhibits of Greek cultural heritage from the collections of Mariupol Museum of Art. The museum itself and its exhibits were destroyed by the occupiers in March 2022.

Poltava oblast

Dmytro Lunin, Head of Poltava Regional Military Administration, said that for a week, a team of architects and builders from Poltava region worked in Kherson. They documented the consequences of flooding in the city due to the russian occupiers’ explosion of the Kakhovka HPP.

Oleh Lysenko, accordionist born in Poltava region and living in the Netherlands for more than 25 years, handed over an ambulance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. To raise EUR33.5 K, he played more than 50 charity concerts in the Netherlands and France over six months.

In Poltava, an event was arranged to support captured and missing soldiers. In this way, organizers wanted to attract the attention of local residents and the international community, and also support people who have no contact with their relatives.

Cherkasy oblast

30 rescuers improved their skills of dealing with a chemical and radiation hazard at one of the city’s critical enterprises. The rescuers were training due to the threat of a terrorist attack at the Zaporizhzhia NPP.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

On the morning of July 15, russian army attacked the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia twice using UAVs. As a result, an infrastructure facility was damaged in one of the city districts. Buildings were damaged. A 62-year-old man was injured.

Andriy Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office, reported that in Zaporizhzhia oblast, russian troops shelled the village of Stepnohirske with Grad multiple rocket launchers. The shells hit the administrative building of the village council. 3 people were injured: two women and one man.

According to a morning report from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrainian Defence Forces continue to conduct offensive operations towards Melitopol and Berdiansk, consolidating their positions, inflicting artillery fire on the identified enemy targets, and carrying out counter-battery measures.

Zaporizhzhya Regional Military Administration reported that on 14 July, the russian military shelled 15 settlements in Zaporizhzhia oblast. 27 reports of destruction of residential infrastructure have been recorded. 

Mykolaiv oblast

The ‘South’ Operational Command reported that on the night of 14-15 July, 3 Shahed 136/131 kamikaze drones were shot down by the Air Defence Forces in Mykolaiv oblast. 

Mykolaiv MRA reported that on 14 July, the enemy launched 5 artillery strikes on the coastline and the territory of Ochakiv. As a result, residential buildings and the Internet line were damaged. There was a fire of dry grass in the open area, which was promptly eliminated. There were no casualties. Also yesterday, artillery strikes were made on the water area of Ochakiv community twice. There were no casualties.

Mykolaiv oblast is still one of the most mined areas of Ukraine. Every day, 10 pyrotechnic teams from 5 different regions, including Mykolaiv garrison, work here. Charitable organizations provide significant assistance to the pyrotechnic teams. For example, Nova Ukraine has recently donated Vallon VMF-4VS20 metal detectors, GARRETT Recon-Pro AML-1000 PACK 8 detectors and Bluetti AC200MAX charging stations to Mykolaiv pyrotechnics.

Philanthropists from the French city of Fekam sent a large refrigerated cabinet for medicines and other medical equipment to Ochakiv .

Odesa oblast

The press service of the Odesa City Council reports that in Odesa, the heat-supplying company has received two 15 and 160 kW pumps from its Danish partners.

According to the Odesa City Council, local heating companies received 11 all-terrain vehicles. 20 vehicles of this modification were handed over to the military. The military also received seven laundry and bathing complexes, with eight more to come.

Kherson oblast

On the morning of July 15, russian troops shelled Zolota Balka in Novooleksandrivka community with artillery. A cultural centre and a shop were damaged. 

On July 15, the Press service of the Serbian government announced that a tranche of humanitarian aid to Ukraine was approved. The tranche will include medicines and goods from the reserves of the Commissionerate for Refugees and Migration. The Government of the Republic of Serbia also adopted a conclusion on granting temporary protection to receive Ukrainian citizens affected by the situation in the Kherson oblast.

Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of  Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported that on the night of 15 July, the russian army attacked Sadove, Inzhenerne and Suvorovskyi districts of Kherson. During the day, it struck 16 times at Kherson region. There were hits in Molodezhnyi and Naddnipryanskyi districts. There were no casualties. 

On July 14, the russian army fired 70 times at Kherson oblast with mortars, artillery, tanks, Grads, aircraft and drones. Ten shells hit Kherson. There were hits to residential areas and the dacha community. Zolota Balka, Olhivka and Tiahynka were shelled. A grain warehouse, a tractor, residential buildings and outbuildings were damaged. There were no casualties.

According to the Police of Kherson oblast, on 14 July, russian troops attacked Miroliubivka of Bilozirka community with drones. Residential buildings were destroyed as a result of an airstrike on Kozatske, Kakhovka region. 

Aftermath of the enemy shelling. Photo:  Police of  Kherson oblast

Kherson RMA reported that a playground was installed in Zahradivka of Kochubeivska Territorial Community. This is one of the villages that Rivne oblast has taken under its patronage as part of the Side by Side project. Volunteers built a new playground on the site of the damaged one and planted young thuja trees around. 

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

On July 18, a forum on Ukrainian-Polish cooperation will be held in Lutsk. During the event, available tools for promoting such cooperation, attracting Polish business partners and investments will be discussed.

Zakarpattia oblast

Viktor Mykyta, Head of the RMA, held a meeting with Vasyl Maliuk, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine. They discussed the security sector of Zakarpattia and the operational situation in the area of ​​responsibility of the RMA.

An IT cluster from Zakarpattia presented Ukraine at the Global Tech Conference ICT Spring 2023 in Luxembourg. For the first time, the country presented its own pavilion at one of the largest conferences in Europe.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The RMA reported that the international organization Save the Children plans to send 800 backpacks to children from vulnerable categories, and 23 sets worth 100 K each to inclusive centers of the oblast.

Lviv oblast

The RMA held a meeting with the delegation of the World Congress of Ukrainians led by its president Pavlo Hrod. They discussed reconstruction of Ukraine after the victory and the development of Ukrainian communities in the world.

In the Western Ukrainian Children’s Medical Center, two 80 kW generators were installed thanks to the Hilfswerk Ukraine charity project from the Swiss Association.

The RMA reported that Obroshyn community together with colleagues from the Polish commune of Fredropol, sent a fire engine to the soldiers of the 24th separate mechanized brigade named after King Danylo.

The RMA reported that children from the village of Chernyliav, Yavoriv region, went on vacation to Germany.

In Vynnyk, a soviet-era monument was dismantled. It will be transferred to the Memorial Museum of Totalitarian Regimes Territory of Terror. It will be the 60th exhibit in the Museum’s collection of soviet monumental heritage.

9-year-old volunteer Yurii Napora from Lviv oblast collected over UAH 2.5 million for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Yurii is a member of Lviv National Academic Men’s Choral Chapel Dudaryk. In his free time, he and his father organize street concerts. With the collected funds, they purchased quadcopters, thermal imagers, ammunition and spare parts.

Rivne oblast

Within the framework of the Side by Side project, Rivne oblast is restoring a village of Kochubeivka community. Thanks to employees of the North-Western Interregional Department of Forestry and Hunting, a modern multifunctional playground was installed on the site of the old, damaged one. 

45 military children from Rivne oblast are going on vacation to Lithuania for free thanks to  BlueYellow and Stiprüs Kartu CF, Lithuania.

Ternopil oblast

The first groups of pilgrims for the All-Ukrainian pilgrimage, which is taking place these days, are arriving in Zarvanytsia. The faithful from different cities of Ukraine are coming to pray in front of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God Zarvanytska for Ukraine and the Ukrainian army.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Oleksandr Simchyshyn, Mayor of Khmelnytskyi, received the For the Assistance of the Army honorary badge from Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

A memorandum of cooperation was signed between Khmelnytskyi RMA and the Tvoia Opora CF.

Chernivtsi oblast

Bukovyna received two generators from the partner region of Swabia (Germany).

Thanks to the efforts of international charitable organizations, the oblast received humanitarian aid in the amount of over UAH 130 million and over UAH 1.2 billion in cash payments for IDPs. In addition, during the year almost 180K IDPs received assistance from international organizations in Chernivtsi oblast.

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

Yoon Sik-yeol, South Korean President, arrived in Ukraine on an unannounced visit. During the meeting with the President of Ukraine, they discussed the return of deported adults and children, implementation of the Peace Formula, preparation of the Global Peace Summit, food and energy security, and economic cooperation.

Presidents of Ukraine and South Korea. Photo from social networks

Yoon Seok-yeol, President of the Republic of Korea, announced that this year, the country  will increase aid to Ukraine to $150 million. He also added that Korea will consider the possibility of the World Bank providing $10 million to support Ukraine.

Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor, announced that by 2027, the country plans to provide Ukraine with weapons worth EUR 17 billion.

As part of a new package of military aid, the Ministry of Defense of Denmark provided Ukraine with 6 drones to detect enemy mines. Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defense of Ukraine, called these drones “an innovative approach to surveying territories.”

Serbia will provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine to overcome the consequences of the Kakhovka HPP explosion. In addition, residents of the affected territories of Kherson oblast will be able to receive temporary protection in Serbia.

Serbia organizes a sports rehabilitation camp for the youth and children’s teams of the Dynamo Kyiv Football Academy. The government will cover the costs of accommodation, meals, training and football matches.

Mykhailo Rizak, representative of Nibulon, stated that the company is building the first demining vessel, which will be sent to the State Emergency Service. According to him, the company plans to produce 15 such vessels for demining international inland waterways.

The SLB world’s largest oil service company has announced suspension of supplies to russia. In addition, the company remains in solidarity with the international community in condemning and calling for an end to the war in Ukraine.

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, held a meeting with the Indian delegation headed by Sanjay Verma, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of India. They discussed ways to intensify bilateral cooperation between the two states and further steps to promote the Ukrainian peace formula.

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, held a meeting with representatives of Ukrainian and foreign mass media. The recent foreign visits of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyyi and participation in the NATO summit in Vilnius were discussed.

Karim Khan, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, said that the South African Republic should put putin on trial if he attends the BRICS summit in Johannesburg next month.

Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi gave an interview to The Washington Post.

Photo for The Washington Post. Photo from social networks

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

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

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