It has been the 516th 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:
Russian troops carried out 1 missile and 58 aviation strikes, as well as over 26 MRLS attacks on the positions of Ukrainian military and populated areas. There were casualties and injuries among children and civilians, and the port infrastructure and grain storage facilities in southern Ukraine suffered damages and destruction, along with residential buildings and other infrastructure.
Ukraine is still under the threat of missile and aviation strikes. There were 23 military confrontations.
Towards Volyn and Polissia, the operational situation did not change, with no significant changes observed. There are no signs of russia’s forming offensive groupings.
Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the russian army maintains its military presence. They conducted air strikes in the areas of populated settlements of Huriiv Kozachok and Pishchane, Kharkiv oblast. Over 15 populated areas, including locations northeast of Leonivka in the Chernihiv region, east of Boyaro-Lezhachiv, Uhroidy, and southeast of Popivka, Sumy oblast, as well as Basov, Huriiv Kozachok, Hraniv, Pishchane, Kozacha Lopan, and Hatysche, Kharkiv oblast, were shelled with mortars and artillery.
Towards Kupiansk, there were air strikes near Terniv, Vilshana, and Kyslivka, Kharkiv oblast. The russian army conducted artillery and mortar shelling on Krasne Pershe, Fiholivka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupiansk, and Odradne, Kharkiv oblast.
Towards Lyman, russian troops carried out aviation strikes in the areas of Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast, as well as Lyman, Yampil, Siversk, Spirne, and Rozdolivka, Donetsk oblast. Artillery shelling affected populated areas of Nevske, Bilohorivka, Luhansk civilians oblast, and Torske, Verkhniokamianske, Spirne, and Rozdolivka, Donetsk oblast.
Towards Bakhmut, Ukrainian troops successfully repelled russian attacks in the areas northwest of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, south of Ivanivske, and west of Klishchivka, Donetsk oblast. The russian army conducted aviation strikes in the areas of Dyliivka and Predtechyne, Donetsk oblast. Over 10 populated areas were affected by russian artillery shelling, including Vasiukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, and Chasiv Yar in Donetsk oblast.
Towards Avdiivka, under intense fire from russian aviation and artillery, Ukrainian troops successfully repelled attacks by Russian troops in the area of Pervomaiske in the Donetsk region. The Russian army conducted aviation strikes near Novokalynove, Avdiivka, and Nevelske,Donetsk oblast. At the same time, it carried out artillery shelling on more than 10 populated areas, including Avdiivka, Lastochkyne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, and Karlivka, Donetsk oblast.
Towards Mariinka, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to restrain the advance of russian troops in the areas of Krasnohorivka and Mariinka, Donetsk oblast. The russian army shelled at over 10 populated areas, including Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, Pobeda, Georgiivka, and Maksymilianivka, Donetsk oblast.
Towards Shakhtarsk, russian attempts at offensive actions in the area of Rivnopillia, Donetsk oblast were unsuccessful. Russian troops shelled at over 10 populated areas, including Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, and Blahodatne, Donetsk oblast.
Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the russian army concentrates its main efforts on preventing further advancement of Ukrainian troops. Russian soldiers conducted aviation strikes in the areas of Mala Tokmachka, Orikhove, and Lobkove, Zaporizhzhia oblast. Additionally, over 30 populated areas, including Huliaipole, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaky, and Stepnohrysk, Zaporizhzhia oblast, as well as Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Kachkariivka, Kozatske, Kherson oblast, and the city of Kherson, were affected by russian artillery shelling.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces continue their offensive operation towards Melitopol and Berdiansk, consolidating their positions at achieved frontlines. They shell from artillery on identified russian targets and conduct counter-battery actions.
Russian troops are committing acts of looting in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. In the populated settlement of Myronivskyi, Donetsk oblast, since July 10, the arrival of russian soldiers from the units of the russian National Guard Akhmat has been reported. They forcefully evict local civilians from their homes onto the streets and unlawfully occupy their residences. Furthermore, these mentioned representaare actively engaged in looting, which causes a wave of discontent among the civilian population.
Russian troops continue to use civilian medical infrastructure in temporarily captured settlements to provide medical assistance to their injured servicemen. In the populated settlement of Radenske, Kherson oblast, russian military personnel have converted the premises of a local kindergarten into a field hospital. Dozens of injured russian soldiers are being treated there.
The aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted 8 strikes on areas of manpower, weapons, and military equipment buildup, and 4 strikes on russian anti-aircraft missile systems. Ukrainian troops destroyed 3 russian attack UAVs of the Shahed-136 type.
Units of rocket troops and artillery hit 4 command points, 3 anti-aircraft defense systems, 9 artillery units in firing positions, and 4 radio-electronic warfare stations of the russian military.
The US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Ukraine has vacated 50% of the territory that russia had occupied since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. Ukrainian servicemen faced “a very difficult struggle”. According to Blinken, the counteroffensive may last several more months.
The Ministry of Culture announced that a UNESCO mission will arrive in Odesa. “The Organization emphasized that deliberate striking cultural facilities, their destruction and damage can be qualified as a war crime. However, russia still has membership in UNESCO,” the Ministry noted.
Recent war events in the east of Ukraine
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russian troops launched air strikes near Huriv Kozachok, Pishchane, Terny, Vilshana and Kyslivka. Also, at least 12 settlements in the region were shelled with mortar and artillery fire.
Hanna MalIar, Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine reported that towards Kupiansk, russian forces have been conducting assault operations for a week to push Ukrainian troops beyond Oskil river barrier. According to her, Ukrainian defenders are holding their positions and the battle continues.
The press service of the RMA said that a 12-year-old boy, 31- and 48-year-old women were injured as a result of russian shelling of Pishchane village, Kupiansk region.
Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office informed that a 60-year-old man was also injured as a result of shelling in Dvorichna.
Regional Rescue Department confirmed that car tripped an anti-tank mine near Pylna village in Lypetsk community: the driver died on the spot. The deceased is currently being identified.
Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Regional Military Administration, said that yesterday the enemy attacked settlements of Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, Kupiansk and Izium regions with artillery, mortars and guided aerial bombs.
As a result of strikes with a FAB-250 guided aerial bomb on Kucherivka village, Kupiansk region, at least 13 private buildings and outbuildings were damaged. A 70-year-old woman was injured. She did not need hospitalisation.
In Petropavlivka village, Kupiansk region, 2 private buildings were damaged as a result of a FAB-250 strike. In Kupiansk, a private building was damaged by hostile shelling.
In Cherneshchyna village, Izium region, shelling damaged the buildings of an agricultural enterprise.
Hostilities continue towards Kupiansk, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are holding their positions securely, the enemy is not making any progress.
Hanna Maliar, Deputy Minister of Defence reported that Ukrainian troops towards Bakhmut have liberated about 35 square kilometres during the offensive. Last week, soldiers liberated almost 4 square kilometres.
Youssef, an AFP journalist said that Dylan Collins, a video journalist for Agence France-Presse, was injured by shrapnel near Bakhmut during a drone attack on Ukrainian positions. He was evacuated to the nearest hospital: he is conscious and his life is not in danger.
Anastasiia Miedviedieva, Spokeswoman of Donetsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office informed that russians shelled Vuhledar. A 50-year-old resident sustained shrapnel wounds as a result of the shelling.
Petro Andriushchenko, Maiupol Mayor’s Councilor stated that over the past week, at least two convoys of 30 military vehicles each were spotted in Mariupol moving from Novoazovsk towards Manhush and Berdiansk. This is the largest movement since the beginning of summer.
Donetsk Regional Military Administration reported that at about 7 pm in Kostiantynivka, the invaders opened fire on a local pond where people were resting. They used Smerch multiple rocket launcher systems with cluster munitions, which are the weapons used to “destroy enemy manpower”. At least seven civilians, including 5, 11 and 12-year-old girls and an 11-year-old boy, were injured in the shelling. As of 8:52 pm, one of the children, who was seriously injured, could not be saved.
Yesterday there were no reports of casualties in the region.
Towards Donetsk, Avdiivka was shelled in the morning, with shells hitting residential areas. There were also attacks on Krasnohorivka and Maksymilianivka of Marinka community.
Towards Horlivka, 3 buildings, a shop and 2 administrative buildings were damaged in Toretsk. Two buildings were damaged in Chasiv Yar community.
Towards Lysychansk, 4 buildings were damaged in Siversk.
State Emergency Service of Ukraine said that yesterday russian troops massively shelled Toretsk. One of the shells hit near the fire and rescue unit, causing shrapnel wounds to a rescuer. He was hospitalised and doctors are fighting for his life.
Towards Kreminna and Svatove regions, our defence forces are repelling the enemy’s attempts to improve their position. Serious combat is ongoing in several parts of the frontline. The enemy continues to shell villages endlessly. Nevske, nearby settlements with people still living there and Bilohorivka are suffering. russians have launched air strikes on Serebrianka forestry.
Luhansk RMA said that the occupation authorities of the frontline cities have set themselves the task of minimising the movement of the population, looking for those who help the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The access regime has been increased not only in Rubizhne, but also in neighbouring Kreminna and Sievierodonetsk.
The settlements can be accessed only with local registration or with a pass personally obtained from the occupation administration. At checkpoints, documents are checked more accurately, looking for possible forgery.
In Troitsk, the invaders are constantly conducting searches, keeping the locals on edge. The number of empty houses in the community, which collaborators and russian soldiers consider suitable for their own residence, has significantly decreased.
Towards Lyman, the invaders tried to storm the positions of the National Guard with Proryv T-90-M tanks. However, they failed and the National Guard destroyed three tanks, which burned down completely.
What is happening now in the north of Ukraine
The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has identified 11 russian military personnel who shot at cars with civilians during the occupation of Bucha. They were servicemen of the 1st platoon of the 37th separate motorized rifle brigade of the 36th Combined Arms Army of the russian federation (Republic of Buryatia). During the seizure of Motyzhyn, they conducted “punitive measures” on the territory of the village. In one of these “raids”, the defendants were moving in a convoy of russian armored vehicles and opened fire on two cars with civilians, killing six Ukrainians.
Kyiv oblast will join the pilot project “Veteran’s Assistant”. According to the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, the project was launched for veterans and their families to facilitate their transition from military service to civilian life. Veterans’ assistants are to monitor and identify their needs, inform them about support programs, and advise them on paperwork and benefits.
On July 25, tactical and special training exercises of specialized services will be held in Makariv. This was reported by the village council. Traffic will be temporarily restricted on one of the streets of the village.
The Kyiv Polytechnic Institute is developing the first Ukrainian knee prosthesis for wounded soldiers. A team of 13 KPI students, teachers, and professors, together with medical professionals, began working on the project in April, which was funded by a grant from the Ministry of Education and Science.
In the village of Chabany, unexploded ordnance from the Second World War was discovered during construction work. Law enforcement officers secured the area and reported the incident to the EOD unit of the State Emergency Service, who will dispose of the munitions.
Kyiv Planetarium announced a free show for children of IDPs on July 24. The Journey Through the Constellations and Stormy Planet tours will be organized for children aged 9 and older.
In 2023, more than 100 employers in the Zhytomyr region received compensation for providing jobs to internally displaced persons. The reimbursement was provided for the employment of 159 internally displaced persons – the amount per employee is UAH 6,700.
UNICEF will provide 1,000 backpacks to first-graders in Zhytomyr oblast. The school backpacks with stationery will go to children from families belonging to socially disadvantaged categories – internally displaced persons, low-income families, and families with many children.
In the village of Romaniv, Zhytomyr oblast, young people held a charity picnic fair. During the event, participants grilled skewers, sausages and potatoes, cooked corn, made hot dogs and treated visitors to lemonade. There were also barbershops, trampolines for children and a shooting gallery. The UAH 70,070 raised will be transferred to Romanov’s volunteer organizations to help close the current fundraising.
Yesterday, the enemy opened fire 13 times on the border areas of Sumy oblast. There were 56 explosions. The russians shelled 12 settlements in six territorial communities of the oblast:
- Khotin community: 15 rounds fired from AGS. 4 rockets were launched from a helicopter.
- Bilopillia community: 12 mortar bombs and 4 free-flight aerial rockets launched from a helicopter.
- Nova Sloboda community: 4 mortar bombs.
- Seredyno-Buda community: 10 mortar bombs.
- Krasnopillia community: 5 mortar bombs.
- Velyka Pysarivka community: 2 shells fired from artillery system.
At night and in the morning, the enemy opened fire 4 times in Sumy oblast: there were 8 explosions. The enemy used artillery systems, mortars, tanks, and small arms.
Sumy Regional Military Administration reported that our air defense forces destroyed an enemy Shahed drone flying over Sumy oblast.
UAH 4 million will be spent on new gabions in Sumy. The purchase for UAH 4 million was made on 14 July, the same day as the announcement. Services are to be provided by December 20, 2023.
The enemy temporarily closed the humanitarian corridor “Kolotylivka” on the border area with Ukraine near Sumy oblast. According to the preliminary information, The checkpoint will be closed till August 1, 2023.
Serhii Naiev, Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that currently, air defense is being reinforced in the Sumy sector. Several firing teams armed with heavy machine guns with collimator and thermal imaging sights are deployed to engage air targets at night. Also, these teams are equipped with floodlights.
The Central City Clinical Hospital entered into an agreement with the Ukrainian Transplant Coordination Centre and received the right to provide kidney transplantation services at public expense.
According to the information provided by the ‘North’ Operational Command, over the past 24 hours, the enemy shelled Semenivka community, Chernihiv oblast. According to the preliminary information, the enemy applied tank fire inflicting 23 shells on the territory of the oblast.
Chernihiv Regional Military Administration reported that 19 schools of Chernihiv oblast have received help from benefactors to equip shelters. About 3,000 furniture and other necessary items were provided by the international non-governmental organization Finn Church Aid as part of the Safe Return to School in Ukraine project.
Humanitarian aid from the International Organisation for Migration in Ukraine has been delivered to the Chernihiv Regional Psychoneurological Hospital. The medical institution, which was destroyed during the hostilities and restored later, received 60 electric boilers, 10 washing machines, 420 sets of bed linen, 400 mattresses and hygiene kits worth over UAH 1.8 million. Also, the hospital received tools and other equipment worth UAH 59,200 from the International Medical Corps.
Charity concert in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was held in Kulykovka community, Chernihiv oblast. During the event, UAH 9670 was raised. The funds will be donated to the Zhyvytsia Charitable Foundation.
Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine
According to Head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk, a 54-year-old woman was hospitalised in Zaporizhzhia hospital as a result of yesterday’s shelling of Velykomykhailivska community in Synelnykove region. The woman was injured during the shelling while driving her car. Russians attacked Myrove community in Nikopol region with heavy artillery. Russians shelled Velykomykhailivka community of Sinelnykove region with artillery.
Water supply has been resumed in 40% of Nikopol households in Dnipropetrovska oblast. However, water is currently being supplied at a reduced pressure. Drinkable and industrial water continues to be delivered by tanker trucks.
Vinnytsia City Council reported that the Podilska Hromada Community Foundation received a grant to support the work of the Vinnytsia Humanitarian Hub. The grant funds will help strengthen the work of the hub, spread information about the volunteer movement in Ukraine and Vinnytsia oblast, and continue to coordinate interaction between NGOs that are eager to help.
Committee on Physical Culture and Sports of Vinnytsia City Council. reported that the sports community of Vinnytsia has raised more than UAH 670,000 to support the AFU. The funds were used to purchase and deliver an ATV, Bandera Power, a generator, elbow and knee pads, tactical headphones, and military ammunition.
According to the director of the regional health department, Oleh Rybalchenko, 27 healthcare professionals from Kirovohrad oblast, including nine doctors, have volunteered to help residents of the de-occupied territories of Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts.
Bohdana Stoyan, a resident of Znamianka, took in 11 dogs and 37 cats from Bakhmut, Toretsk, and Konstantinovka in Donetsk Oblast. She set up a shelter in Znamianka where she treats, feeds, and rehabilitates the animals from the explosions. She maintains the cats and dogs with donations from philanthropists and at her own expense.
Oleh Kotenko, the Commissioner for Persons Missing in Special Circumstances of the Ministry of Reintegration reported that 492 people from Poltava oblast are still missing, 74 are in captivity, 42 have been released from captivity, and 85 people have been killed.
A year after his death, they will say farewell to Nazar Borovytskyi, a soldier from from the village of Pashkivka in Poltava oblast who died during a flight to Azovstal. On 5 April 2022, he was killed while performing a combat mission. Captain Borovytskyi took off in a rescue and search helicopter to help the wounded from Azovstal. But the helicopter was shot down by a russian missile before reaching the territory controlled by Ukraine. It was his third flight to Azovstal.
According to Head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets, two schools in the Shpola and Yerky communities in Cherkasy oblast will have radiation shelters. Modular protective structures have already been built in the Katerynopil and Lipliava communities of the Cherkasy oblast owing to the cooperation with the MHP-Community Foundation.
Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine
Yesterday, the enemy carried out 88 attacks on 17 populated areas in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Of these, 86 artillery strikes targeted Huliaipole, Charivne, Chervone, Malynivka, Mala Tokmachka, Bilohiria, Stepnohirsk, Stepove, and other frontline villages. Additionally, russian forces used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to target Novoandriivka and shelled Novodarivka with multiple rocket launchers. As a result of the shelling, a fire broke out in Polohy region. A truck was burning. Seven reports of residential buildings and infrastructure being destroyed were received. There is no information about casualties. Overall, from July 21 to 23, russian forces attacked the territory of Zaporizhzhia oblast 242 times.
As of July 24, our defenders achieved partial success on the front towards Berdiansk and advanced from 350 meters to 1.4 kilometers into the enemy’s territory. Within a week of offensive actions in the south, the liberated territory increased by 12.7 square kilometers. The total liberated area in the south now amounts to 192.1 square kilometers.
The Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar military-partisan movement “Atesh” reported the transfer of military equipment by the occupiers from Melitopol to Crimea. It is noted that the occupiers relocated trucks, tractors, and other equipment.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces reported that yesterday, July 23, russian forces shelled the village of Iaselka in Mykolaiv oblast with artillery. There were no casualties reported.
ZOA international organization, based in the Netherlands and active in 15 countries, has stated that they will help in the reconstruction of houses damaged after the hostilities. Donors will be working in several communities in the Mykolaiv oblast, including Pervomaisk community. ZOA is an international organization specializing in humanitarian aid and recovery efforts. Ukraine became the first European country where ZOA started its work, initially focusing on assisting internally displaced persons. Currently, the organization is considering providing assistance for the reconstruction of the damaged houses. The declared number of objects they plan to restore through their international program is approximately 500.
On the night of July 24, russian forces launched drone attacks, using around 15 unmanned aerial vehicles, on the city of Reni in Odesa oblast. The port city was targeted, and as a result, three grain warehouses were destroyed. Seven people were injured in the attack, with two receiving medical assistance on-site and five being hospitalized. At the time of the attack, there were six Romanian ships in the port of Reni. The Romanian media Mediafax reported that the vessels were not affected by the attack; however, they left the port immediately after the incident and evacuated to the Romanian side of the Danube. Romanian sailors witnessed the explosions in the port.
The house of the senior clergyman and former secretary of the Odesa Eparchy, Antonin Diakovskiy, was damaged during the nighttime attack on the center of Odesa on July 23. The Spaso-Preobrazhenskyi Cathedral, which Antonin Diakovskiy was involved in constructing, was also damaged in the same night attack. A rocket strike in the residential area resulted in the injury of the son-in-law of the clergyman, Protodeacon Mykhail Pavlushenko from the Kyiv Eparchy, who was visiting at the time. Additionally, the ten-year-old grandson of Father Antonin, named Ion, was injured.
Odesa divers received an underwater video surveillance system that allows them to observe and guide their actions underwater. The system, called Rovsco, is of American production. It is particularly crucial for Odesa oblast, which has numerous water bodies, as this equipment can be used as an aid in underwater demining operations.
An exhibition titled “Occupied Heritage” was brought to Odesa by residents of Kherson oblast. The exhibition showcases the cultural heritage that remains under tussian occupation, including the “Stone Embroideries” – a symbol of Nova Kakhovka. This exhibition travels to various Ukrainian cities, and Odesa became the 11th city to host it.
Yesterday, the enemy carried out 58 attacks, firing 325 projectiles from mortars, artillery, “Grad” rockets, aviation, tanks, anti-tank missile systems, and UAVs. The city of Kherson was targeted with 10 projectiles. The russian forces shelled the outskirts of Kherson near Antonivka Bridge. Additionally, they dropped bombs near Beryslav. Moreover, the russian army hit the boiler room of one of the schools in Tyahynka, resulting in a fire. Due to the russian aggression, one person was injured. The police have initiated 12 criminal proceedings against russian military for war crimes in the Kherson oblast.
A massive fish kill was discovered on July 23 in the Republican separated bay of the Kakhovka reservoir in Beryslav region. According to the South Regional State Inspectorate, 1,800 specimens of silver carp were found along the shoreline, covering a length of 300 meters. The total weight is 360 kg.
Gas supply restoration has begun in Myroliubivka village. Specialists from “Khersongaz” have completed preparatory work on the main gas pipelines and networks in the village. Currently, they are carrying out works at specific addresses.
The Mylove community received excavator from USAID DOBRE. The equipment will be used for construction and repair projects.
Mobile clinic doctors visited the villages of Kherson oblast – Osokorivka, Novovoskresenske, and Liubimivka. They provided medical consultations and necessary assistance to local residents. This included electrocardiograms and testing for glucose levels, HIV, Hepatitis C, and COVID. In total, 265 consultations were conducted, and residents received 606 individual home medicine kits.
Four hospitals in Kherson oblast received specialized transport. It will help provide necessary medical aid more promptly and allow doctors to reach remote settlements.
The government has decided to rebuild the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Station. There is a consideration of constructing a power station that is almost twice as powerful. The project also includes the construction of a fish passageway, which was absent in the destroyed station. If a station with a capacity of 550-600 MW is built, the total cost will be $1-1.2 billion.
Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine
In total, as of July 24, 2023, 78,031 IDPs were accepted in Volyn. The largest number of people came to Lutsk and Kovel region. Among IDPs: 25 262 people of working age; 2 225 people with disabilities; 7 298 pensioners; 96 large families; 8 single parent families.
9 officers from the 101st Brigade of the Territorial defense of Zakarpattia passed the Captains’ Training. Course participants studied the battle planning procedure, practiced the military decision-making process, improved their leadership skills and shared their experiences. The training program was developed on the basis of the standards of planning and execution of combat missions in NATO countries, taking into account the experience of conducting the russian-Ukrainian war.
A charity concert was held in Lutsk as part of the Melodies over the Uzh project. The collected almost UAH 10K will be donated to the Zakarpattia Military Support Movement.
During the last seven days, the air alarm signal with a total duration of 39 minutes was sounded twice in the oblast. Since the war began, the signal has been activated 356 times.
The Department of International Cooperation and European Integration of Communities of Ivano-Frankivsk RMA organized the fourth excursion tour within the framework of the Caring for the Hero’s Family project. 19 relatives of Defenders of Ukraine went on a trip to Kosovo.
The RMA reported that for the needs of Lviv divisions within the Birds of Victory project, sent FPV drones, DJI Mavic quadcopters of various configurations and one DJI Matrice 30 drone.
An Animals of War exhibition of paintings was opened in Lviv. Paintings depict real stories about animals that also suffer from war. After the tour of Ukraine, the exhibition will go to galleries in Warsaw, Vienna and London. All funds received from the sale of paintings through the auction will be donated to support the Save pets of Ukraine CF.
In total, since the war began, 2 972 IDPs have applied to the regional employment center. And for the first half of this year – 809 IDPs. Of them: 489 – received unemployment benefits; 224 – employed; 64 – completed professional training. Also, from the beginning of 2023, a decision was made to compensate 59 employers for the employment of 139 IDPs in the amount of UAH 1 mln 660K.
A Toyota Hiace car, a set of spare tires, food and home baked goods were sent to the East from residents of Rokytniv community and Blazhiv district.
The RMA reported that 12 communities of the oblast received 17 laptops. The equipment will be used to work in the System of Coordination and Management of Places of Collective Residence of IDPs.
RMA representatives took part in the meeting chaired by Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine. They discussed the involvement of international partners in supporting and popularizing the activities of the Civilian Population Support Coordination Centers under the RMA. These Centers should become platforms for the provision of psychosocial, humanitarian, medical and legal assistance.
Work is ongoing to overcome the consequences of flooding due to the explosion of Kakhovka HPP. Currently, employees from Khmelnytskyi District Military Administration, Starokostiantyniv City Council, and Starosynivsk Settlement Council are measuring damaged windows, while employees of the Miskteplovodenerhia Kamianets-Podilskyi Municipal Company and special equipment drivers of YURD LLC are helping to clear debris and dirt caused by water.
The RMA reported that Victor Kovalev (resident of the village of Zarozhany) and Oleksandr Popovych (resident of the village of Dolynyany) were awarded with the Golden Cross badge by Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, for their courage, heroic deed during hostilities, and the performance of special tasks for the defense of the Motherland.
International support of Ukraine in the russian-Ukrainian war (russia’s invasion of Ukraine)
Mitko Muller, spokesman of the German Ministry of Defense, stated that the government reached an agreement with the Polish side regarding the repair of German-made tanks that were damaged at the front in Ukraine. The throughput capacity of the workshop, as well as the amount that will go to repair the tanks, is not mentioned.
Andrii Kosylo, lawyer, associate professor of the University of Warsaw, coordinator of the Sunflowers project, said that in Poland, a platform is being developed on which testimonies of russian war crimes in Ukraine will be collected. “The purpose of the Sunflowers project is not to investigate crimes, but to collect information that can be used as evidence in future trials before national courts of various countries and also in international criminal courts. That is, collecting information,” said Andrii Kosylo.
The delegation of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Community Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Republic, headed by Lia Quartapelle Procopio, accompanied by Pier Francesco Dzadzo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to Ukraine, visited the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Odessa to see with their own eyes the consequences of the russian missile attack.
A UNESCO mission will arrive in Odessa in the coming days. The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy reported that the mission will conduct a preliminary assessment of damage to cultural heritage sites. Odesa RMA reported that 25 architectural monuments, including buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries, were damaged as a result of the russian missile attack on Odesa on July 23.
Gabrielus Landsbergis, Head of the Foreign Ministry of Lithuania, called on NATO to redouble its efforts to help Ukraine against the background of shelling of the ports. “We must make our determination to help Ukraine win and gain membership in NATO better understood. It’s time to redouble our efforts,” said the head of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova condemned the shelling of the Danube port infrastructure by the russian invaders on July 24. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that this attack creates significant risks for the export of grain from Ukraine.
Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania, condemned russia’s attacks on the southern regions of Ukraine. “I strongly condemn russia’s recent attacks on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure on the Danube, very close to Romania. This recent escalation poses serious security risks in the Black Sea. This also affects the further transit of grain from Ukraine and, therefore, global food security,” the President of Romania noted.
UNESCO condemned the russian missile attack on the World Heritage site Historical Center of Odessa.
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, Viktoriia Pushyna, Yevheniia Sukhonos, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya
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