War in Ukraine today: latest news, July 27, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 519th 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, russian occupiers launched a missile and air strike on the territory of Ukraine, using 2 Kalibr missiles on the port infrastructure of Odesa region and 8 Shahed attack drones, which were destroyed by the Air Force. In total, the enemy conducted 27 air strikes and fired more than 30 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of Ukrainian troops and peaceful settlements. Unfortunately, there have been civilian casualties and injuries, and the port infrastructure in southern Ukraine and residential buildings have been destroyed and damaged. 

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

There were 30 combat engagements during the day.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the situation remained unchanged. There were no signs of offensive groups forming. 

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the enemy fired mortar and artillery shells at more than 20 settlements, including Stara Huta, Iskryskivka, Volfyne, Bilovody, Pokrovka in Sumy oblast and Hurev Kozachok, Udy, Bochkove, Mala Vovcha, Nesterne in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, the enemy launched an airstrike near Iziumske, Kharkiv oblast. Artillery and mortar attacks by the enemy took place in Figolivka, Dvorichna, Zakhidne and Kyslivka in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Lyman, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the Nadiya area of Luhansk region. Conducted an airstrike near Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast. Nevske and Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast and Spirne, Berestove, Torske, Verkhnekamianske in Donetsk oblast came under artillery fire.

Towards Bakhmut, Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks in the area south of Klishchiivka. The enemy conducted airstrikes in the areas of Kurdiumivka, Bila Hora and Niu York in Donetsk oblast. More than 10 settlements suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Toretsk, and Zalizne in Donetsk oblast. 

Towards Avdiivka, under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, Ukraine’s defenders successfully repelled attacks by russian troops near Avdiivka. More than 15 settlements came under artillery fire, including Berdychi, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, and Karlivka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Marinka, Ukrainian defense forces continue to hold back the russian offensive near the town of Marinka. The enemy fired at more than 10 settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Kurakhivka, Pobieda, and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the enemy conducted an airstrike near Staromaiorske in Donetsk oblast. They shelled the settlements of Vodiane, Vuhledar and Blahodatne.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the enemy is focusing its main efforts on preventing further advance of Ukrainian troops. More than 15 settlements came under artillery fire, including Levadne, Huliaipole, Charivne, Bilohiria and Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia oblast; Nikopol, Dnipropetrovska oblast; Zmiivka, Lvove, Tokarivka, Antonivka and Dniprovske in Kherson oblast.

At the same time, the 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.

Aviation of the defense forces conducted 6 strikes on buildups of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment, 1 on anti-aircraft missile systems and 1 on the enemy control center. 

Rocket and artillery units destroyed 1 control center, 1 personnel builup, 5 artillery pieces at firing positions, 1 fuel and lubricant depot and 1 enemy electronic warfare station.

The Minister of Infrastructure reported that russia’s terrorist attacks have partially damaged and destroyed 26 port infrastructure facilities and 5 civilian vessels. He also stressed that russians are actually blocking the movement of ships towards Ukrainian seaports.

MP Yaroslav Zhelezniak reported that the validity of martial law, as well as general mobilization, has been extended for another 90 days. 

According to Vadym Hutzait, Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, Ukrainian sabre fencer Olha Harlan has been disqualified from the World Fencing Championships for not showing ‘respect’ to her russian rival. Harlan defeated russian Anna Smirnova, but after the competition, she refused to shake hands with her, offering to ‘knock’ with weapons. In response, Smirnova filed a protest against her.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said that last night the enemy attacked Kivsharivka settlement in Kupiansk region with a KAB-250 guided missile. The building was damaged and a wall collapsed in one of the apartments. The neighbouring 9-storey building was also damaged. A 74-year-old woman was killed. Women of 35, 81 and 71 years old and a 74-year-old man were injured, their condition is average.

Also at night, a S-300 missile hit a non-residential building in Velykyi Burluk, Kupiansk region. The building was damaged and a fire broke out.

Aftermath of the air strike on Kivsharivka. Photo: telegram channel of Oleh Syniehubov

On July 26, russian invaders shelled settlements of Bohodukhiv, Kharkiv, Izium, Chuhuiv and Kupiansk regions with artillery, mortars and other weapons.

Forest fires broke out and a lyceum building was damaged by mortar shelling on Ivashky village, Bohodukhiv region. In Perovske village, a critical infrastructure facility was damaged by mortar shelling. There were no casualties.

Yurii Ohurtsov, Deputy Director of Production and Economic Activities, reported that the fields of Yuriev Institute of Plant Production will harvest six times less grain this year.

Donetsk oblast

Donetsk Regional Military Administration reported that on 26 July, russians killed one civilian in Zalizne. 9 more people were injured over the day.

The Spokesman of the General Staff, said that the defence forces succeeded in Staromaiorske and are gaining a foothold in the area. Ukrainian troops also continue to advance north and south of Bakhmut.

Donetsk RMA reported that towards Donetsk, two buildings were damaged in Kurakhove. In the morning, russians shelled Avdiivka with Grad MRLs and artillery, hitting Avdiivka Coke Plant with two missiles.

Two people were injured in Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka of Marinka community. One person was injured in Soloviove, Ocheretyne community.

Towards Horlivka, Toretsk community was shelled numerous times, damaging 12 buildings in Niu-York, 5 in Toretsk and 1 in Zalizne. In Chasiv Yar community, 5 buildings were damaged. 1 person was injured in Vasiukivka, Soledar community. In Bilokuzmynivka, Kostiantynivka community a building was damaged.

Towards Lysychansk, a building in Siversk and 2 buildings in Torske of Lyman community were damaged.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration, said that in the morning, russian troops shelled Avdiivka with Grad MRLs and artillery and hit a coke plant with missiles.

Luhansk oblast

Donetsk Regional Military Administration informed that this sector was attacked by russians from two sides, but Ukrainian troops secured their positions. The enemy did not succeed either south of Novoselivka or near Dibrova. The enemy has almost unlimited artillery shells and is using them along the entire frontline. Villages are also being destroyed every day, specifically Nevske and Bilohorivka.

Donetsk RMA said that recently, the bodies of 109 invaders were delivered to the morgue in Pervomaisk. There are 730 injured invaders in the local hospital. The staff does not have time to provide assistance due to the overload of the medical institution and the lack of painkillers.

According to the RMA, life has stopped in the occupied Rubizhne. For more than a year of occupation, recovery has not begun. To provide themselves with water, residents drill wells in their yards and neighbourhoods at their own cost as most areas do not have centralised water supply. Local collaborators do not even promise to restore the system. Neither do the damaged buildings, which have been destroyed by bad weather for more than a year. There is no public transport in the city. Despite the considerable length of the settlement, it is possible to get around it only by taxi. The medical situation is also critical, not mentioning the emergency. Earlier it was reported that there are two ambulances in Sievierodonetsk. In Rubizhne, there is only one. As elsewhere, it is impossible to call doctors due to the lack of mobile communication.

Oleksandr Striuk stated that the invaders and collaborators are afraid that information about them goes beyond the occupied Sievierodonetsk, so entry to the city is restricted. The school where teachers give out assignments to students is not connected to water and heat supply networks. And russians flaunt a “new” sports ground that was actually operating in 2020.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The Ukrainian Air Force reported several russian missiles launched from the Caspian Sea were shot down by Ukrainian Air Defence forces Kyiv oblast.

Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of the Regional Military Administration said that Karen McTeer, Head of the NATO Representation to Ukraine, visited Kyiv oblast. The delegation visited Borodianka, Bucha and Irpin that have suffered the most from the aggression of the russian occupiers.

Mykhailo Radutskyi, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance announced that on the Day of the Medical Worker, a memorial wall dedicated to 160 doctors killed during the russian invasion was unveiled in Kyiv. 

In Kyiv, the Ukrainian Women’s Guard NGO held an instructor training course on Mine Safety and risks associated with explosive objects. The three-day course was taught by Yulia Chykolba, who is a mine action expert and co-author of explosive ordnance risk education programmes with a number of international humanitarian organisations and UN agencies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine. The Ukrainian Women’s Guard will continue to train Ukrainian women in mine safety, as the number of instructors in this area has increased since the training.

Participants of the UWG mine safety instructor course received certificates. Kyiv, July 23, 2023. Photo: Ukrainian Women’s Guard

Vadim Tokar, Makariv village Head, says that the community is completing the reconstruction of the Sytniakivka Lyceum, which was destroyed by russia’s full-scale invasion. The school has repaired its shelter and will resume full-time education on September 1 thanks to the financial support of the Save the Children Charitable Foundation.

Anatolii Fedoruk, Mayor of Bucha, said that the reconstruction of townhouses damaged by the blast wave during the hostilities in the region are being finished. The houses are being restored at the expense of the city council. The facades and roofs have been repaired, and windows and doors have been partially replaced. Soon, six more families will be able to return to their homes.

Zhytomyr oblast

 Following a meeting between representatives of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the State Agency for Land Reclamation and Fisheries of Ukraine and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the State Fisheries Agency reported that Japan will help Zhytomyr oblast modernise its irrigation systems. The Japanese partners proposed several key areas for restoration and modernisation of irrigation systems in six regions of Ukraine.

Dmytro Shulevskyi, Director of the Zhytomyr branch of Ukrposhta, said that on  July 26, the postage stamp Security Service of Ukraine was redempted in Zhytomyr.  The event was attended by the Alpha unit from SBU special forces. The event was also attended by Arax the dog, who goes on all special missions as part of the special unit and helps within the limits of his special capabilities.

Postage stamp redemption in Zhytomyr. Photo from social media

Zhytomyr oblast announced a competition to create summer language and mathematics camps with the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). According to the NGO In Touch Ukraine Foundation, 10 such camps are planned to be set up in the most remote settlements of the oblast.

Sumy oblast

Sumy RMA reported that on 26 July the enemy fired 14 times at the border with 96 explosions reported. The shelling affected 10 settlements in six territorial communities of the region: Belopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Nova Sloboda, Esman and Znob-Novhorod.

At night and in the morning, russians shelled Sumy oblast 4 times with a total of 16 explosions. 4 settlements in 4 territorial communities were shelled: Bilopillia, Khotyn, Seredyno-Buda, and Shalyhyne. The enemy attacked with mortars and large-calibre machine guns. One civilian was injured in hostile shelling.

Sumy received 269 more IDPs who came from the areas of hostilities or those under occupation. A total of 21,557 people have been registered since the full-scale invasion, and 26,122 since 2014. There are 42 IDPs from Bilopillia community, 25 from Krasnopillia community and 10 from Khotyn community.

Anatolii Sahach, Director of Miskvodokanal announced that the Red Cross provided assistance to the laboratory of Sumy’s water supplying company. The International Committee of Red Cross provided two sets of Palintest kits (England) for testing water quality for physicochemical and microbiological indicators, as well as a box for determining the content of aluminium and chlorine in water. The laboratory also received expendables to detect water contamination by microbiological organisms.

Chernihiv oblast

The russian military continues to shell the border areas of Chernihiv oblast. According to the ‘North’ Operational Command, Semenivka community came under enemy fire on July 26. 25 mortar attacks were recorded near the village of Bleshnia.

In Chernihiv, the restoration of a damaged 14-storey building, which was hit by more than 30 russian shells in February-March 2022, is underway. The building was completely destroyed with 15 apartments, holes and cracks in the walls, partial lack of heating and damaged electrical panels. More than UAH 22 million was allocated from the city budget to rebuild the apartment block.

The RMA reported that Chernihiv will receive 10 temporary houses from the Republic of Latvia for citizens who lost their homes due to the war, as well as equipment and furniture for kindergartens. The houses are planned to be built on the land plots where the destroyed housing is located and transferred to people for permanent use.

Ukrainian writer and volunteer Lyudmyla Okhrimenko visited Chernihiv to present three of her books: “A Fly in the Boiling Water in the Occupied Territory”, “Volunteer Stories” and “Oscar”. The latter was named the best military-themed novel in 2021 by the Coronation of the Word literary competition. The protagonist of the novel Oscar personally found the author on a social network and asked her to help him tell his story of defending the state and russian captivity on the pages of her book.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

The russian army shelled Nikopol region with artillery 7 times. Nikopol, Chervonohryhorivska and Pokrovska communities were hit.  The shelling damaged 6 facilities, including a factory, a telecommunications company, a post office, an administrative building, an educational institution and a church. Two two-storey residential buildings, two power lines and an outbuilding were also damaged. 

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, said that the Air Defence Forces shot down an enemy Shahed drone over the region. 

Consequences of russian shelling. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk, Head of RMA

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, paid a working visit to Dnipro oblast. The Head of State visited one of the oblast’s hospitals and awarded medics who save the lives of Ukrainian soldiers.

Vinnytsia oblast

Vinnytsia Regional Military Administration reported that ​​the downing of two Kalibr jets in the suburbs of Vinnytsia on July 26, left five people injured by the wreckage. The damage was done to the utility and technical premises. 

An all-Ukrainian event in support of missing and captured defenders, medics and their families was held in Vinnytsia. It was organised by the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War.

Vinnytsia City Council reports on a system for automatically opening locks in apartment building shelters being implemented in Vinnytsia. This work began with the city’s educational institutions.

In Vinnytsia, writer and crisis psychologist Daria Palamarchuk conducts fairy tale and art therapy for internally displaced children and Ukrainian military personnel. These classes are part of the charity  Fairy Tales Come to Life. The project is based on augmented reality fairy tales about nature that teach children environmental awareness and help them cope with stress during the war.

Kirovohrad oblast

The RMA reported that the authorities of Bath, UK have signed a friendship agreement with Oleksandria. 

Poltava oblast

In Poltava oblast, Pyriatyn community received humanitarian aid, including medicines, food and other items, from the international charity foundation AISM France-Ukraine, which has repeatedly supported hospitals and orphanages during the full-scale war.

Cherkasy oblast

12 employees of the Cherkasy Emergency Service were awarded on the occasion of the Day of the Medical Worker. Among them are those who took part in the evacuation of patients from the frontline regions of the country.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

On July 26, the russian military carried out 72 attacks on 19 settlements in Zaporizhzhia oblast. 64 artillery attacks were recorded on Zaliznychne, Charivne, Chervone, Bilohirya, Malynivka, Kamianske, Stepove, Prymorske and other frontline villages. In addition, the enemy carried out air strikes on Orikhiv, Novodarivka, Preobrazhenka, Mala Tokmachka and Pyatikhatky, MLRS attacks on Orikhiv and Novodarivka and attacked Gulyaypole using UAVs. As a result of the hostile shelling, 25 reports about the destruction of residential buildings and outbuildings were received.

Hryhorii Plachkov, UIA former Head of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate, reported that ZNPP employees who do not agree to follow the orders of the occupation authorities, in particular to put power unit 4 into a hot shutdown and power unit 5 into a cold shutdown modes, are subjected to pressure and bullying.

On July 27, in Zaporizhzhia oblast, the water level in the lower pool of the Dnipro Hydroelectric Power plant is 12 m 01cm, which is 2m 49 cm below the norm (11m 78cm the previous day).

Mykolaiv oblast

Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration reports that on July 26, at 17:50, an artillery shelling targeted the settlement of Kutsurub community, resulting in damage to residential buildings and outbuildings. Additionally, at 13:28, a mortar attack occurred, and on July 27, at 04:34, an artillery attack took place in the water area of Ochakiv community. There were no casualties reported. 

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited medical institutions in Mykolaiv and Ochakiv during his working visit to Mykolaiv oblast, which coincided with the Day of the Medical Worker. The President met with medical workers, congratulated them on their professional holiday, and presented state awards to both military and civilians. In Ochakiv, he visited the stabilisation medical centre, where injured defenders of Ukraine from the front line receive assistance. The President inspected the medical equipment and the work of the medical and nursing team, showing his support and recognition for their service. During his visit, Volodymyr Zelenskyy also presented military medics with various prestigious awards, including the Order of Courage, III class, the Order of Danylo Halytskyi, and medals for military service to Ukraine and for a life saved.

The Veteran Development Centre was officially inaugurated at Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, being a pilot project of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, aimed at assisting combatants and their families with professional and social adaptation. It is the first of its kind in southern Ukraine, with similar centres already established in Lviv, Vinnytsia, and Dnipro oblasts. The centre will train veterans’ assistants, who will acquire essential skills to provide necessary information on services needed by veterans. Classes begin on September 1, 2023.

56 pyrotechnics are involved in clearing Mykolaiv oblast of mines, with sappers from the Mykolaiv garrison receiving assistance from emergency responders from Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv, and Rivne oblasts. Since the start of the full-scale invasion, 18,154 pieces of ammunition have been seized and safely destroyed by controlled explosions in the region. Additionally, more than 50,000 hectares of the region’s territory have been surveyed for mines, with 4,896 hectares successfully cleared.

Odesa oblast

A devastating attack on Odesa oblast occurred when Kalibr missiles were launched, resulting in the destruction of the port’s administrative building, damage to equipment at a cargo terminal, and the destruction of a guard house and two vehicles. Tragically, a security guard lost his life in the attack, as reported by the ‘South’ Operational Command.

Serhii Bratchuk, Spokesman for the ‘South’ Ukrainian volunteer army, reports that russian occupiers targeted Zmiinyi Island in the Black Sea, using high-explosive bombs in the attack.

Regarding the destruction in Odesa, particularly in the historic part of the city, it will not be cleaned up until relevant international organizations, tasked with documenting all the crimes, complete their work. Serhii Bratchuk emphasized that the UNESCO Commission should create record war crimes, which will complement the cases considered by the International Criminal Court against russia.

In the aftermath of the missile strike that hit the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Odesa, rescue efforts have been ongoing for three consecutive days. Professional builders and volunteers have been working tirelessly to preserve the cathedral, with the priority being to cover the roof and prevent further damage caused by rain and wind. Fortunately, the main shrines of the cathedral, including The Iveron and Casper icons and the relics of St. Innocent, were found to have survived the attack. However, the altar part of the cathedral will require complete restoration.

In Odesa, an exhibition dedicated to Belarusian volunteers who joined the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to defend Ukraine from russia has been opened. The event was attended by priests who offered prayers for the fallen heroes. The exhibition, while honouring the bravery of the Belarusian volunteers, does not display all the fallen heroes from Belarus as some have relatives back in their home country, and their safety is a priority, leading the organizers to withhold information about some soldiers.

Kherson oblast

The russian army shelled Havrylivka of Novooleksandrivka community 30 times. The outskirts of the village, the local cemetery and a critical infrastructure facility were hit. There were no casualties.

A man was injured in the shelling of Odradokamianka in Tyahyn community.  A 57-year-old local resident came under russian army fire in his own home. He was diagnosed with shin and arm injuries. 

On 26 July, power engineers carried out emergency repair work on the lines supplying Arkhanhelske, Novoraisk, Zahradivka, Petrivka, Borozenske, Kherson and Oleksandrivka.

Mobile connection specialists have restored a base station in Dniprovsky district of Kherson. Currently, there are 323 base stations and 4 mobile stations in the liberated Kherson oblast.

Sappers have surveyed 65,008.4 hectares of territory in the de-occupied Kherson oblast, including 55,635.2 hectares of agricultural land. In these areas, 87,681 explosive items were found and defused.

A total of 165 people, including 24 children, were evacuated by road from the de-occupied territories of Kherson oblast. 

Humanitarian aid is being distributed to the residents of Kherson oblast. On July 26, residents of the liberated territories received 1,251 food parcels, 20,958 loaves of bread, 250 hot meals and 61,169 litres of drinking water from international NGOs, philanthropists and volunteers. People also received 31 construction kits, 50 OSB boards and 2 rolls of tarpaulin. 

Representatives of the international organisation Médecins Sans Frontières continue to work in Kherson oblast. Over the past day, July 26, medical teams visited Vysokopillia, Fedorivka, Krasnoliubetsk, Blahodatovka, Bobrovy Kut and Ukrainka, where they examined 119 patients.

Kochubeiev community received equipment to restore water supply from the international organisation Save the Children. Borehole pumps, Kaskad control stations, motor pumps, water meters, pressure regulators and more were added to the arsenal of local utilities. 

The City Paediatrician Centre in Kherson received a new ambulance from the Bank of Good Charitable Foundation.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

In the oblast, the commission for technogenic and ecological safety and emergency situations and the regional commission for evacuation started work with the participation of all specialized structures. Deployment of the evacuation assembly point, demonstration of its operation, deployment of points for sanitary treatment of people and special equipment were under discussion.

An SUV was purchased and sent from Lutsk for the needs of the army thanks to the expense of city council employees.

Zakarpattia oblast

The delegation of Zakarpattia Regional Council met with Andrea Romisi, Mayor of the city of Perugia (Italy). Cooperation was discussed.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The RMA held a meeting with representatives of the Pure Hearts of Kalush public organization. Support for IDPs was discussed.

The RMA held a meeting of the Coordination Center for the Support of the Civilian Population at the RMA. They discussed employment of persons who suffered as a result of the armed conflict, including IDPs and war veterans.

Ivano-Frankivsk City Council held a meeting with the delegation of the regional emergency hospital of the Romanian city of Baia Mare. They discussed the joint Altera – Alternative Therapies in Maramures and Ivano-Frankivsk project and treating children from Ukraine who have diseases of the musculoskeletal system and the central nervous system, based on the Alternative Therapy Center in Baia Mare.

Lviv oblast

The RMA hosted an online meeting with Christopher Starkey, Norfolk County Council’s Director of Development and Investment. They discussed regional cooperation.

Dmytro Lubinets, Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, met with the families of soldiers from Yavoriv region, who are in russian captivity or considered missing. Relatives of 54 military personnel from various brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine took part in the meeting.

In Sambor, representatives of the Coordination Center at the Military Academy, the Military Family Support Office, the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War, the police, the regional territorial center for staffing and social support, and the Pension Fund held a meeting with military families.

Soldiers in Kherson and Kharkiv directions received three cars thanks to Drohobych Military Administration and the KOLO CF.

In Pidkaminsk community, classes to prepare citizens for national resistance were held. They are aimed at deepening military and patriotic awareness, and also help people acquire the necessary skills so as not to get lost in emergency situations.

On August 1, Lviv will host the opening of the personal exhibition NATIVE COLORS 4.5.0 of Artur Novikov, soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In his works, the artist wants to remind of the beauty of eastern Ukraine, friendship and brotherhood at the front.

Rivne oblast

Oleksandr Tretiak, Mayor of Rivne, announced that the city received an ambulance and medical instruments from German partners.

The Pickling Cucumbers – Help a Soldier! campaign has started in Babinsk community. In one day, volunteers salted almost 1 K liters of cucumbers.

Ternopil oblast

Volodymyr Trush, Head of the RMA, took part in a coordination meeting with heads of law enforcement agencies of the oblast. They discussed combating crimes against the foundations of national security.

Representatives of the delegation from Lithuania headed by Paulus Saudargas, Seimas Vice-Speaker, visited Ternopil on motorcycles as part of the biker run through the cities of Western Ukraine, Let’s Win Together.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

According to the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at about  7 pm, occupiers raised MiG-31K fighters into the sky and struck with four Kh-47 Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles targeting Khmelnytskyi oblast. The air defense repelled the attack. As a result of the downing of the rockets, debris fell in populated areas of Khmelnytskyi region and in a private house in Starokostiantinivsk community. The car was damaged. There are no casualties.

During the night air alert, the oblast was again under the enemy’s sights. The Shakhed drones launched by the russian federation were destroyed by the Air Force within Khmelnytskyi oblast. There are no casualties.

Chernivtsi oblast

Chernivtsi city council reported that residents of the city sent 44 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Derhachiv community, Kharkiv oblast.

Verenchan community sent 600 kg of nails, 3K meters of self-supporting insulated wire, 10 rolls of film, 300 metal staples, 1,5 K bags and 150 liters of diesel fuel to the military. In addition, a resident of the village of Borivtsi bought a thermal imager for another battalion at his own expense.

The RMA awarded Andrii Kirichyk, medic from Bukovyna, acting Director of the Regional Base of Special Medical Supplies, with the 3rd degree Distinguished National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine medal. Andrii took part in hostilities in the East of Ukraine in 2014-2015. Since the war began, he has been saving the lives of soldiers again in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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

EU military instructors have trained 24 K Ukrainians. MEP Lukas Mandl emphasized that the EU will provide military aid to Ukraine ‘as long as it is needed’, and noted that the EU’s capabilities and the ‘strong partnership’ of Western countries in supporting Ukraine should not be underestimated.

Dr. Jarno Habikht, WHO representative in Ukraine, reported that since the war began, the World Health Organization has delivered about 3,3 K metric tonnes of medical supplies to Ukraine.

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, had a phone conversation with Jake Sullivan, US President’s National Security Advisor. They discussed implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula and the training of Ukrainian pilots on F-16 aircraft.

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, held a conversation with Cho Tae-yong, Director of the Office for National Security under the President of the Republic of Korea. They coordinated cooperation in humanitarian and economic spheres.

Representatives of the President’s Office held a meeting with Kuninori Matsuda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine. They discussed preparations for the next meeting at the level of national security advisers regarding implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula, as well as the organization of the Global Peace Summit.

The Italian Senate recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the Alliance, announced that NATO will strengthen surveillance and intelligence in the Black Sea region after the withdrawal of the russian federation from the Grain Agreement.

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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