War in Ukraine today: latest news, June 14, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 476 th 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:   

On the night of June 14, russian occupiers launched another missile and air strike on Ukraine, using 6 Kh-22 air-launched cruise missiles, 4 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles and 10 Iranian Shahed-131/136 attack drones.

In total, during the day, the enemy carried out 37 air strikes, and fired 32 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of Ukrainian troops and peaceful settlements. 

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

The russian military continues to focus its main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka, with 39 combat engagements taking place over the last day.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the situation remained unchanged without any signs of offensive groups forming. The republic of belarus continues to support the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine, with training of some enemy units at its training grounds.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the russian forces conducted airstrikes on the settlements of Hirky in Chernihiv oblast and Budarky and Vesele in Kharkiv oblast. There was mortar and artillery shelling of Novovasylivka, Stara Huta, Nova Huta, Seredyno-Buda, Tovstodubove, Bachivsk, Popivka, Atynske, Bilopillia, Shpil, Pavlivka, Katerynivka, Obody, Kindrativka, Myropillia in Sumy oblast. Karpovychi and Leonivka in Chernihiv oblast, as well as Odnorobivka, Ivashky, Hoptivka, Vysoka Yaruha, Mali Prokhody, Starytsia, Krasne, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Vilkhuvatka and Zemlianky in Kharkiv oblastw were also shelled.

Towards Kupiansk, the enemy launched an airstrike near Kyslivka, Kharkiv oblast.  Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zakhidne, Berestove, Lyman Pershyi, Masiutivka, Kharkiv oblast, and Novoselivske, Luhansk oblast, came under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Lyman, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives near Vesele. There was an airstrike near Ivanivka, Donetsk oblast. Kyslivka, Nevske, Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast and Yampolivka, Torske, Verkhnekamianske, Spirne and Serebrianka in Donetsk oblast came under artillery fire.

Towards Bakhmut, the occupation forces conducted unsuccessful offensives against Yahidne and Berkhivka. There were airstrikes near Spirne, Rozdolivka, Levadne, Kramatorsk, Kostiantynivka and Bila Hora in Donetsk oblast. Hostile artillery shelling affected Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Druzhba, Toretsk, Oleksandropil, Sukha Balka, Niu York, Troitske, Pivdenne in Donetsk oblast.

Towards  Avdiivka, the russian enemy conducted offensive actions against Avdiivka, but did not succeed. There were air strikes in the areas of Avdiivka and Novobakhmutivka. They shelled Vesele, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Umanske, Semenivka, Vodiane, Sievierne, Pervomaiske, Karlivka, Novokalynove, Nevelske in Donetsk oblast with artillery.

Towards Marinka, our defenders repelled all enemy attacks in the vicinity of the town of Marinka. At the same time, the enemy fired artillery in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Bahatyr, Hostre, Heorhiivka, Netailove, Marinka, Pobieda, Novomykhailivka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the enemy conducted an airstrike against Zolota Nyva. They shelled the settlements of Vodiane, Kurakhove, Maksymivka, Yelyzavetivka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, Vilne Pole, Zolota Nyva in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the enemy continues to conduct defensive actions. Zelene Pole, Novopil, Neskuchne, Novyi Komar, Makarivka in Donetsk oblast; Novodarivka, Levadne, Chervone, Gulyaypole, Olhivske, Malynivka, Zaliznychne, Yehorivka, Huliaipilske, Mala Tokmachka, Charivne, Bilohiria, Omelnyk, Stepove, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Novoivanivka, Stepove, Zherebianky, Piatykhatky, Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia oblast; Osokorivka, Mykhaylivka, Havrylivka, Respublikanets, Beryslav, Vesele, Olhivka, Kozatske, Mykolaivka, Novosilka, Tiahyntsi, Ivanivka, Poniativka, Novotiahynka, Molodizhne, Inzhenerne, Zelenivka, Kherson, Zymivnyk, Bilozirka, Velytenske, Kizomys in Kherson oblast and Ochakiv in Mykolaiv oblast were shelled.

Over the last day, the aviation of the defense forces conducted 12 strikes on buildups of enemy personnel.

 Rocket and artillery units struck 11 buildups of enemy manpower, 1 anti-aircraft missile system and 3 enemy electronic warfare stations.

 Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration informs about evacuation of 30 people from 4 de-occupied territories of Donetsk oblast. Blahodatne, Storozhove, Neskuchne, Makarivka are currently de-occupied. Measures are underway to clear the remnants of the russian armed forces, as some of them are hiding in these settlements. 30 people from the above-mentioned settlements, including one person with a disability have been brought to the places where they are provided with medical, psychological assistance and food. 

The head of the Presidential Office informs that russian missiles have at least 40 components manufactured in other countries. Sanctions should be strengthened, in particular, against those who help the terrorist country to obtain weapons components.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports that the russian occupation army carried out some airstrikes in the vicinity of two settlements towards Sloboda and one near Kupiansk. These include Budarky and Vesele villages, as well as a strike near Kyslivka.

Kharkiv Regional Council reports that over the past two weeks, russians have been firing at the main ammonia pipeline in Kupiansk region. russia once again tried to destroy the ammonia pipeline near Masiutivka. Experts have not detected any leakage of technical ammonia that remains in the pipes. There is currently no threat to the public or the environment.

Kharkiv police press service reports that a 57-year-old man was blown up on a mine in Kamianka, Izium region, while cleaning his yard. Preliminarily, he hit an object similar to a peta mine.

The enemy fired at border and frontline settlements in Kharkiv, Kupiansk, Chuhuiv and Bohodukhiv regions.

In Petropavlivka village of Kupiansk region, a private house, a garage, an outbuilding and a car were damaged and a fire broke out.

A private house was destroyed in Ivashky village of Bohodukhiv region.

In the town of Kupiansk 2 private households were damaged.

No civilian casualties were reported over the day.

Mine clearance works are ongoing. Over the past day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service inspected 8.5 hectares of territory and neutralized 71 explosive explosive devices. 

Donetsk oblast

Hanna Malyar, Deputy Defense Minister said that over the course of the day, Ukrainian troops advanced between 200 and 500 meters in different areas towards Bakhmut. Towards Mariupol, fighting continues near two localities.

According to the General Staff, the russian army continues to focus its main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka. The fighting continues, with 39 battles taking place over the last day. The russian military carried out 37 airstrikes and fired 32 missile attacks on the positions of the Defense Forces and Ukrainian settlements. russia has lost at least 3,945 tanks in Ukraine.

Andrii Kovalev, Spokesman for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, says that over the past three days, the Defense Forces managed to liberate about three square kilometers of the occupied territory. In some areas, Ukrainian troops have advanced from 200 meters to 1.4 kilometers. According to him, towards Berdiansk, fighting is taking place near Makarivka village. Towards Mariupol, fighting continues near Novodanylivka and Novopokrovsk.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk military administration reported that, active fighting continues in Volnovakha region. Defense forces are advancing in this area. He also said that 30 people were evacuated from de-occupied villages of Blagodatne, Storozhove, Neskuchne and Makarivka in Volnovakha region.

In Lyman, Donetsk oblast, the SBU detained the head of the “Donbasgaz DNR branch” who heated the barracks of the russian military during the occupation of the city. He completely left the homes of local residents without heating.

At dawn, the russians launched a missile attack on Kramatorsk, killing 2 people and wounding 2. 5 houses were destroyed and at least 17 damaged. Kostiantynivka also suffered a rocket attack – 1 person was killed and 1 injured, 2 houses were destroyed and 55 damaged.

Oleksandr Honcharenko, Head of the CMA said that as a result of the morning shelling of Kramatorsk, two houses were destroyed in Yasnohirka village, and 87 were damaged.

Destruction in the Donetsk region. Photo: telegram from Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

 Donetsk police reported that on June 14,  the russian military fired 15 times at 7 settlements in Donetsk oblast and damaged 24 civilian objects. 

Towards Donetsk, 21 houses were damaged as a result of 9 attacks of Kurakhove community, leaving 650 homes without electricity. Krasnohorivka and Maksymilianivka of Marinka community and Avdiivka are under fire.

Towards Horlivka, besides Kostiantynivka, Toretsk is suffering – 2 people were wounded and 6 houses damaged. In the morning, russians launched an airstrike on Niu York – there were no reports of casualties. In Chasiv Yar community, 5 houses were damaged. In Soledar community, Minkivka, Vasyukivka and Rozdolivka came under fire.

Towards Lysychansk, 3 houses were damaged in Pereizne of Zvanivka community. A house was destroyed in Siversk. There were  14 attacks towards Lyman.

In total, russians killed 3 residents of Donetsk oblast and wounded 6 more.

According to Petro Andriushchenko, Advisor to Mariupol Mayor, russian troops continue to export grain from the temporarily occupied Mariupol, Donetsk oblast. They sent 2 K tons of grain to russia using the Mezhdurechensk ship.

Luhansk oblast

The situation along the front line remains tense. Although no enemy ground activity was recorded near our villages yesterday, it did not prevent them from conducting precision fire on them. Novoselivske, Nevske and Bilohorivka came under fire. The latter was also attacked by russians from the air.

As for the losses of the russian army, in the occupied part of Luhansk oblast, additional thousands of beds are being prepared for the wounded, and field hospitals are being deployed.

The so-called leadership of the ‘luhansk people’s republic’ has set a deadline of one month to maximize bed capacity by discharging all wounded russians of mild and moderate severity. Surgical interventions for civilians are to be minimized.

Luhansk Military Administration reported that a russian decree has been put into effect, which, according to the authors, allegedly regulates the circulation of weapons in the so-called ‘luhansk people’s republic’ but in fact legalizes arbitrariness. The document stipulates that until January 1, 2026, residents of the region who are citizens of the russian federation will be able to keep, carry and use their weapons and ammunition. There is no need to undergo any medical examination before this deadline. At the same time, ammunition owned by foreign citizens, i.e. in the absence of a russian passport, must be taken out of russia within 30 days or voluntarily handed over.

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, in Luhansk oblast, the Defense Forces detected and destroyed a team of russian army UAV operators. Soldiers of the unmanned aerial vehicle company of the 92nd Brigade discovered the place from which the russian military launched drones and destroyed the russian positions using Mavic 3 and Mavic 3T drones.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi visited Kiev. On June 13, he met with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss practical steps to prevent potential risks and ensure safety measures at Zaporizhzhia NPP. Zelensky supported Grossi’s proposal to send IAEA experts to Ukraine, assess the consequences of Kakhovka HPP destruction and prepare proposals for specific areas of assistance to resolve these issues.

Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of Kyiv Regional Military Administration, reported that 60 utility workers from Kyiv oblast were sent to Kherson oblast to eliminate the consequences of Kakhovka HPP destruction. They will be restoring power grids, clearing areas, collecting and removing garbage, and repairing sewer networks.

Anatolii Fedoruk, Mayor of Bucha, reported that in Myrotske village of Bucha community, the restoration of a house damaged by a russian Kh-101 missile on May 9 has begun. At the same time, the community continues to restore 54 private houses damaged by russian shelling. In total, more than 2 K houses were damaged in the community.


A house in Myrotske village damaged by a russian missile on May 9, 2023: Anatoliy Fedoruk/Telegram

According to Kyiv Regional Military Administration, administrative service centers destroyed and damaged during active hostilities in the oblast are resuming their activity. Currently, there are 64 centers of administrative services, 131 remote workplaces and 1 territorial unit in the oblast.

Kyiv hosted the opening of the annual campaign to promote the donor movement Roskvitay (Blossom) by DonorUA. During the event, a photo exhibition Pobach (Behold) with portraits of donors and their stories was opened at the Gulliver shopping center, and blood donations were taken.

Kyivkomunservice reported that Kyiv residents delivered more than 400 tourist gas canisters to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Most of them are collected using special orange hazardous waste containers as part of the household. The gas cylinders were handed over to the volunteer headquarters of the Obukhiv Territorial Defense and will be transported to the front as aid to the AFU after refueling.

Kyiv RMA reported that on June 15-16, the closing ceremony of this school year will be conducted in 420 schools in Kyiv. This year, due to the blackout threat, winter vacations were extended, so offline classes in Kyiv schools will end on June 16. No uniform recommendations, except for security measures, were provided to educational institutions, so each school will choose a convenient and safe graduation format separately.

Zhytomyr oblast

Over the year of the full-scale russian invasion, Zhytomyr Regional Blood Center has provided all medical institutions in the oblast with blood and its components. The administration of the institution noted that the number of donors in Ukraine (as of 2021) is three times lower than WHO standards, but during the period of martial law, it has significantly increased.

Students and teachers of Zhytomyr Lyceum No.28 bought an off-road vehicle worth $6,500 for Ukrainian soldiers at the front line. UAH 140 K was raised at charity fairs, and the rest of the necessary funds was added by the students’ parents and volunteers. The off-road vehicle was loaded with necessary equipment and things for the military.

The Center for Support and Development of Entrepreneurship was opened in Zhytomyr branch of the regional employment center. There, businessmen will be able to attend seminars, trainings and receive expert advice free of charge.

In Irshansk, Zhytomyr oblast, artist Pavlo Husiev created a mural Lesya Ukrainka with Javelin on the wall of a house. 15-year-old Yana Chumak helped to draw a fragment from the drama-extravaganza Forest Song by the famous Ukrainian poetess.

Mural Lesya Ukrainka with Javelin in Irshansk. Photo from social networks

Sumy oblast

The Prosecutor General’s Office reported that on June 13, in Sumy oblast, russian military opened fire on a car with civilians moving through the territory of Seredyno-Buda territorial community. The shelling killed 6 people – 2 civilians and 4 forestry workers.

In total, the russians fired 21 times at the border yesterday. There were 101 explosions. According to the RMA, Khotyn, Myropillia, Bilopillia, Znob-Novhorodske, Seredyno-Buda, Esman, Nova Sloboda, and Velyka Pysarivka communities were shelled. In Seredyno-Buda community, a shop, outbuildings and a private house were damaged by russian shelling.

According to Sumy Regional Military Administration, at night and in the morning of June 14, the russians opened fire 8 times at border communities. There were 32 explosions. Vorozhba, Bilopillia, Seredyno-Buda, Znob-Novhorodske, and Esman communities were shelled.

According to the North Operation Command, Hirky and Kruzhok villages of Nova Sloboda community, Sopych village of Esman community, Khodine village of Shalyga community, and Seredyno-Buda were shelled. In total, there were 5 missile launches from a helicopter, 71 mortar attacks, and 5 attacks from barrel artillery. As a result of the shelling in Seredyno-Buda, an apartment building, outbuildings and a private house were damaged.

The State Border Guard Service reported that border guards shot down a russian attack drone in Sumy oblast. The report says that the border patrol spotted a russian drone that dropped explosives, and then the servicemen shot it down with small arms.

Ukrenergo reported that more than 3.5 thousand consumers in the oblast lost power due to massive shelling of the border areas. Emergency repair work will begin as soon as the security situation allows. 

Chernihiv oblast

As of 9 a.m. on June 14, there were five shelling attacks resulting in 16 explosions of 120 mm munitions. According to the State Border Guard Service, the border settlements came under fire, specifically Karpovychy, Krasny Khutir, Leonivka, and Halahanivka.

The enemy continues to shell the border areas of Ukraine. According to the reports from the ‘North’ Operational Command, as of 17:00, the russian troops shelled Krasny Khutir – 5 mortar strikes, Karpovychy – 4 mortar strikes, and Yanzhulivka – 13 mortar strikes.

According to the ‘North’ Operation Command, a 55-year-old civilian resident of the village of Novhorod-Siverskyi region was killed due to shelling of the border area. At the moment of the russian attack, she was doing the housework. Two private houses were damaged.

Consequences of another russian attack on the border areas of Chernihiv oblast. Photo: North OC

The utility company reported that several tons of packaged disinfected water will be sent by Chernihivvodokanal to towns and villages in southern Ukraine that suffered from the russian terrorist attack of the Kakhovka HPP.

The head of Ivanivka community reported that more than 85% of residents have returned home to Yahidne village in Chernihiv oblast since the de-occupation. According to him, at the beginning of April last year, almost all local residents left for other settlements in Ukraine or went abroad. In total, there are 176 houses in Yahidne, 100 of which have been rebuilt, 16 destroyed, and another 7 are being restored.

According to Chernihiv RMA, around 130 activists from the United States, Canada, Romania, Denmark, and Italy are installing modular homes in two villages in Kulykivka community in Chernihiv oblast that have been affected by russian shelling. As a result of the russian invasion, Baklanova Muraviyka and Hrabivka villages suffered the most, with hundreds of houses damaged and destroyed. The International Charitable Foundation Youth with a Mission helps people to restore destroyed property.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Regional Council, says that the enemy attacked Nikopol with heavy artillery.  Three russian drones were destroyed at night by servicemen from the ‘East’ Air Command over the oblast. 

Serhiy Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, reports that at night, one of the victims of the missile attack on Kryvyi Rih died in hospital. The 67-year-old man suffered burns to 80% of his body. Thus, the Russian terrorist attack claimed the lives of 12 people. Another 38 people were injured. There are still 11 wounded in hospitals. 9 of them are seriously injured.

Vinnytsia oblast

One hundred children from the families of defenders went on vacation to Lodz Voivodeship of the Republic of Poland.

Serhii Borzov, Head of the RMA, informs that Vinnytsia oblast sent another humanitarian aid to Kherson oblast. It includes 40 tons of essentials and a mobile unit for drinking water supply. 

​​ Kirovohrad oblast

Andrii Raykovych, Head of the Kirovohrad RMA, says that during a night air raid, the russian army hit an infrastructure facility in Svitlovodsk with a Shahed drone. 

Poltava oblast

Pyriatyn community has collected 200 food packages, water, oil, and other items for residents of Kherson oblast who suffered from the dam blowing up at the Kakhovka Reservoir. 

Cherkasy oblast

Ihor Taburets, Head of Cherkasy Regional Military Administration, said that another shipment of support was delivered from Cherkasy oblast to the military in the east. It was a car and several thermal imagers for technical reinforcement. 7 tons of food and drinking water were sent to the communities of Dnipropetrovsk oblast.

Representatives of the all-Ukrainian network of safe spaces, Zatyshno Space, organized a lecture on financial literacy for internally displaced and local women.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Ukrainian defenders have advanced from 300 to 350 meters in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Currently, battles are ongoing near the village of Makarivka.

On June 13, the russian troops launched 122 strikes on 20 settlements: 6 UAV attacks on Charivne, 7 strikes with MLRS on Huliaipole, Olhivka, and 109 artillery attacks on Huliaipole, Orikhove, Kamianske, and surrounding villages near the front line. During the enemy strike, a 78-year-old resident of Novopavlivka was injured. 40 civilian infrastructure objects were destroyed.

Acting Chairman of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, Oleh Korikov, reports that russia has halted automatic transmission of data from radiation monitoring sensors at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. This information is now being manually transmitted by representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  

the Mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, reported that as a result of an explosion that occurred in Melitopol on June 13, a section of the railway used by the russians for transporting military personnel and equipment, as well as looted goods, was damaged and rendered inoperable. At the time of the explosion, a russian train was moving along the track from Dniprorudne, carrying stolen iron ore.

Mykolaiv oblast

The overall situation in the region remains consistently tense. Counter-battery combat and humanitarian evacuation of flood victims caused by the demolition of the Kahovka Hydroelectric Power Station continue. Throughout the day, the enemy carried out 38 artillery shelling, firing over 150 shells towards the right bank of Kherson oblast and Ochakiv community. Residential buildings, a shop, a garage, and agricultural structures were destroyed and damaged in Ochakiv. There were no casualties. Approximately 17 settlements in Mykolaiv oblast remain flooded, with 982 individuals evacuated.

On June 13, a delegation from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) headed by Michelle Alfaro, Chairman of the Sub-Office in Vinnytsia,  arrived in Mykolaiv for a working visit. During the meeting, the parties discussed urgent needs of internally displaced persons and humanitarian assistance for the restoration of housing damaged by russian aggression by providing construction materials worth 2.2 million dollars. The discussion also focused on providing separate assistance to the regions of Mykolaiv oblast flooded due to the demolition of Kahovka Hydroelectric Power Station by russians.

Restoration work on the power grid has begun in the flooded areas. It is noted that the water level is gradually decreasing, allowing repair brigades from the power company to inspect the power lines after receiving permission from the military. Power supply has already been restored for more than 700 consumers in Mykolaiv oblast although nearly 1 K consumers remain without electricity. This was reported by the Headquarters for the Elimination of the Consequences of the Kahovka Hydroelectric Power Station’s demolition.

Odesa oblast

The enemy has attacked Odesa for the second time this week.The russians launched four Kalibr cruise missiles from the Black Sea waters. The air defense forces managed to shoot down three missiles. Three people were killed, and thirteen more injured. A residential complex, an educational institution, a business center, some cafes, and shops were damaged in the city center. All relevant services are working at the site.

Consequences of the missile strike in Odesa, June 14, 2023. Photo: State Emergency ServiceDespite stormy weather, the enemy deployed two surface ships equipped with 16 Kalibr missiles on combat duty in the Black Sea. There are eight units of naval forces in the Black Sea and one in the Azov Sea. The level of missile threat remains extremely high. As reported by Odesa RMA, the tragedy in Kryvyi Rih clearly demonstrates that the enemy is capable of sneak attacks on completely peaceful civilian targets.

Today, municipal workers in Odesa began cleaning the city’s beaches. The necessary permits were issued by specialists who inspected the area for dangerous objects. Cleaning operations started at Lanzheron Beach. Municipal enterprises and private companies working along the coast are involved. 

Kherson oblast

The ‘Great Flood’ continues to recede from the settlements of Kherson oblast. As of the morning on June 14, the average water level is 2.13 meters, which is 32 centimeters lower than the previous evening. The water level continues to decrease. Currently, 28 deoccupied settlements remain partially submerged. The villages of Zapovit, Bobrovyi Kut, and Burhunka are completely free from water. In total, 3,103 residential houses are still underwater. Over the past day, water has receded from nearly 500 homes.

It is the ninth day of the operation to eliminate the consequences of the enemy forces’ sabotage at the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Station. Today, the work of 33 demining groups is planned in Kherson oblast. Sixty-six motor pumps are being used to pump water from the basements of buildings and streets in the affected settlements. Power engineers are inspecting the submerged transformer substations.

Currently, more than 3 K people have reported flooded houses to law enforcement agencies. Investigators have already conducted over 120 inspections of flood-affected areas as part of criminal proceedings to ensure that the affected residents receive compensation for their damaged homes.

690 policemen are involved in the rescue operation. A total of 3,761 individuals have been evacuated from the territories of Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts. 

Enhanced patrolling of coastal and flooded areas continues, assistance is provided to citizens, and evacuation efforts are ongoing. The police are also patrolling areas of the Kakhovka Reservoir to prevent looting of historical sites by “black archaeologists.” In addition, police officers from Beryslav region delivered drinking water to the affected settlements of Kozatske and Odradokamianka, which suffered from flooding and airstrikes by the russian army.

Many buildings have been destroyed in the temporarily occupied Oleshky due to the explosion at Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Station. However, it is currently impossible to accurately assess the consequences because of the occupation. According to the Mayor Yevhen Ryschuk, a precise assessment will be possible in a few days when the water fully recedes. As of now, 9 fatalities have been reported as a result of the flood. Yevhen Ryschuk also mentioned that russian military personnel are returning to their positions in the populated areas of Pidstepne, Pishchanivka, and Oleshky.

Kalynivske flooded due to the increased water level in the Inhulets River. Photo: Kherson RMA

On June 13, ecologists took water samples from the Dnipro River near Antonivsky Bridge. The study showed an excess of suspended substances by 1.3 times and total iron by 2.4 times. No petroleum products were detected, and there were no excesses of other indicators.

On June 14, russian occupiers shelled peaceful settlements in Kherson oblast 57 times, firing 304 shells from artillery, mortars, anti-tank missile systems, and drones. The enemy launched 17 shells at Kherson, targeting administrative buildings and a church in the village of Bilozirka. The russian military also targeted residential areas in various settlements of the region. Due to the russian aggression, one person was killed, and three injured. The police opened 21 criminal proceedings regarding the war crimes committed by russians in Kherson oblast.

Estonia will provide Ukraine with equipment and supplies worth nearly EUR 457 K to eliminate the consequences of the russian sabotage of Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Station. Specifically, hoses, pumps, absorbent material, boats, hydro suits, rubber pants, and cork vests will be sent to Ukraine.

Kherson oblast has received another batch of humanitarian aid from three oblasts of Ukraine. The third batch of assistance came from Poltava, including 14 trucks with 300 tons of drinking water, 8 gasoline and motor pumps, special clothing for rescue operations, buckets, and bags. 50 tons of humanitarian aid were sent from Volyn. Vinnytsia oblast has sent a 40-ton cargo with essential items and equipment, including a mobile water purification unit.

Utility workers from Kyiv oblast will help in the aftermath of flooding. 60 employees from various regions of Kyiv oblast will participate in restoring power grids, clearing flooded areas, collecting and disposing of garbage, and repairing sewage networks. 

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The RMA established a coordination center for the support of civilian population of the region. The main task of the center is to help victims of war.

Zakarpattia oblast

The RMA held a meeting to discuss functioning of a coordination center to be established for the support of civilian population in Zakarpattia oblast.

Employees of Zakarpattia Regional Council donated blood at Zakarpattia Regional Blood Transfusion Station. Volodymyr Chubirko, Head of the Council also participated in the effort.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The RMA held a meeting with a representative of the International Organization Action Against Hunger (ACF). They discussed urgent needs of IDPs and assistance to them.

20 tonnes of humanitarian shipment, including 17 tonnes of drinking water, food, hygiene items, animal feed, an inflatable boat, clothing, rubber boots, etc., was sent from Prykarpattia.

Lviv oblast

Andrii Sadovyi, Lviv Mayor, is on a working visit to Brussels. In the Lviv office, which was recently opened there, the first meeting was held with representatives of the European Commission responsible for the development of transport infrastructure. At the meeting, expert studies and working concepts for the development of Lviv’s infrastructure were presented to be included in EU strategic documents.

The RMA reported that legal entities of Lviv oblast, whose premises are used to settle IDPs, continue to receive electricity at the same price as for domestic consumers.

Brodiv’s Voluntary Fire Brigade started working in Zolochiv region. It will be staffed by 5 local residents who have undergone special training. They are provided with combat clothing and equipment, including two fire engines.

Students of Lviv Lyceum No. 8 organized a fair to raise funds for Mavic 2 for defenders of Bakhmut. The benefactors were inspired by the story of students who organized a fair to raise money for a drone and decided to donate it. The aircraft will assist the brigade, in which the father of one of the senior students serves.

Rivne oblast

The RMA signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Mriia Ukrainian Foundation, which was founded to support families of captured and deceased military personnel, as well as civilian prisoners.

A truck with 22 tonnes of food, animal feed and other things necessary Kherson residents, who suffered as a result of the explosion of Kakhovka HPP, is already on its way. It was sent by law enforcement officers and entrepreneurs of Rivne oblast, a charity fund and residents of Rokytniv community of Sarne region. 

Ternopil oblast

Borshchiv Regional Communal Museum of Local History reported that excursions are conducted for soldiers undergoing rehabilitation in Ternopil oblast.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that on June 14-15, training shootings are held in Zakupnenska and Satanivska communities.

Chernivtsi oblast

The RMA held a meeting with Ainars Mejuris, Economic Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Ukraine. They discussed trade, economic and investment cooperation.

Chernivtsi City Council held a meeting with David Novy, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Lviv. They discussed the prospect of establishing sisterly relations with Czech cities.

Students, parents and teachers of Lyceum No. 11 collected UAH 86K for a drone for the military. On the occasion of the end of the school year, the drone was handed over to soldiers from the 92nd battalion of the 107th brigade.

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

The US announced a new $325 million aid package, which includes 10 Stryker armored personnel carriers; 15 Bradley BMP; Stingers, Javelins; AT-4 TOW missiles, 155-mm and 105-mm shells; ammunition for small arms, grenades, means of communication and spare parts.

The United Kingdom announced a new package of military aid to Ukraine worth over €107 million. It includes radars to protect against indiscriminate russian strikes, as well as guns and a significant amount of ammunition.

Kaia Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia, reported that the country is sending Ukraine a new large package of equipment, including hoses, pumps, boats, dry suits, life jackets, to help overcome the consequences of the russian blow-up of Kakhovka HPP dam. The amount of assistance is almost EUR 457K.

The Parliament of Luxembourg recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

In Poland, temporary protection for Ukrainian refugees was extended. The term of the residence permit for citizens of Ukraine who arrived after February 24, 2022 expired this summer, on August 24. Now it has been extended until March 4, 2024.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, held a meeting with Rafael Grossi, Director General of IAEA. They discussed russia’s blowing up Kakhovka HPP dam, steps to be taken to minimize risks and prevent incidents at the ZNPP, as well as ways to interact with the IAEA for this purpose.

Jens Stoltenberg, General Secretary of the North Atlantic Alliance, reported that NATO member countries reached an agreement on many issues related to the future of Ukraine in the bloc. But consultations on the wording, which will be adopted at the July summit in Vilnius, are still ongoing.

Germany adopted the National Security Strategy for the first time and called russia the biggest threat. “Without security, there is no freedom, no stability, no prosperity,” Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor, emphasized.

France accused russia of a large-scale disinformation campaign. According to Catherine Colonna, Head of the French Foreign Ministry, the russian campaign was based, among other things, on the creation of fake sites that looked like leading French media and official pages of French authorities, as well as fake accounts in social networks.

In Leipzig (Germany), the Druha Rika Ukrainian rock band performed with a free charity concert-manifestation. A collection of donations and a charity auction took place during the event. The proceeds will be used to purchase a medical evacuation helicopter.

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

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

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