War in Ukraine today: latest news, June 24, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 486th 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:   

The russian federation is still waging a war of aggression. 

According to the updated information, the russian forces launched a missile attack on the territory of Ukraine, using 40 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, 9 Kh-22 missiles, 2 Kalibr sea-based missiles, 2 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles, and 3 Shahed drones. The air defense forces shot down 40 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, one Kalibr cruise missile and 3 Shahed attack drones. russian terrorists fired Kh-22 missiles at the cities of Dnipro and Kryvyi Rih. As a result of the russian terrorist attack, civilians were killed and wounded, including children with moderate injuries. Dozens of private homes, civilian outbuildings, other infrastructure and over 50 private civilian vehicles were destroyed and damaged.

In total, the enemy launched 53 missiles and 11 air strikes. There were also more than 30 MLRS attacks. 

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

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts towards Lyman, Avdiivka and Marinka with over 10 combat engagements taking place.

The situation towards Volyn and Polissia remained unchanged.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the enemy fired mortar and artillery shells at the settlements of Halahanivka, Chernihiv oblast; Novovasylivka, Chuikivka, and Fotovizh in Sumy oblast, as well as Okip, Chervona Zoria, Veterynarne, Pylyna, Kozacha Lopan, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Bochkove, Budarky, and Chuhunivka in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, the enemy conducted offensive actions towards Berestove, but did not succeed. Krasne Pershe, Fiholivka, Dvorichna, Masiutivka, Kyslivka, Berestove, Kharkiv oblast came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Lyman, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions near Vesele. There were airstrikes near Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast. Nevske and Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast and Torske, Serebrianka, Verkhnekamianske, Spirne and Rozdolivka, Donetsk oblast came under artillery fire.

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the area of Ivanivske. Vasiukivka, Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Ozarianivka, and Nyzhyk, Donetsk oblast were affected by artillery shelling.

Towards Avdiivka, the russian troops conducted airstrikes in the vicinity of Avdiivka and Sievierne. Novooleksandrivka, Keramik, Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Sievierne, Vodiane, Umanske, Vesele, Karlivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske in Donetsk oblast were shelled with artillery.

Towards Marinka, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the vicinity of Marinka. At the same time, they fired artillery at the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, Pobieda, Heorhiivka, Kurakhove and Oleksiivka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the enemy conducted airstrikes in the areas of Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva and Makarivka in Donetsk oblast. Katerynivka, Bohoiavlenka, Novomykhailivka, Blahodatne, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Novoukrainka, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the enemy continues to conduct defensive actions, focusing its main efforts on preventing the advance of our troops. There were air strikes in the areas of Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia oblast. They shelled about 40 settlements with artillery, including Novodarivka, Levadne, Poltavka, Zaliznychne, Huliaipole, Huliaipilske, Charivne, Bilohiria, Orikhiv, and Prymorske, Zaporizhzhia oblast; Nikopol, Dnipropetrovska oblast; Dudchany, Beryslav, Vesele, Kozatske, Inzhenerne, Antonivka, Zelenivka, Bilozerka, Dniprovske, Kizomys, Kherson oblast.

The occupying army of the russian federation continues to rob civilians in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. For example, in a cottage cooperative between the settlements of Luhivka and Fabrychne, russian soldiers massively stole property and personal belongings from the homes of local residents. 

Aviation of the defense forces carried out 18 strikes on buildups of enemy personnel and destroyed 1 anti-aircraft missile system. 

Rocket and artillery units destroyed an Arrow anti-aircraft missile system, 3 buildups of enemy personnel and military equipment, 12 guns at firing positions and 2 enemy electronic warfare stations.

Oleh Nikolenko, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, says that 2 Ukrainian prisoners of war whom russia had handed over to Hungary were returned. Thus, Ukraine was able to return home 5 out of 11 defenders who were transferred to Hungary.

Valerii Shershen, pokesman for the joint press center of the Tavriia Defense Forces, reported that for the first time, the Ukrainian Armed Forces liberated the territory held by the occupier since 2014. These are several positions near Krasnohorivka seized as a result of well-planned actions by Ukrainian defenders.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, informed that russian invaders continued shelling frontline and border settlements in Kharkiv, Kupiansk, Chuhuiv and Izium regions.

A shop building was damaged in Vilkhuvatka village, Kupiansk region. In Vovchansk, the buildings of a meat processing plant were damaged and a fire broke out. As a result of mortar shelling of Vilcha settlement, Chuhuiv region, a private building was damaged. In Cherneshchyna village, Izium region, a private building and outbuildings were damaged as a result of artillery shelling.  

Serhii Cherevatyi, spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in the United News TV marathon said that on the frontline russian invaders continue to try to improve their tactical position and test our defences, but are repelled and suffer losses. During the day, russia attempted to attack Ukrainian positions towards Kupiansk and Lyman 7 times. According to him, 35 invaders were killed and 65 injured.

Oleh Syniehubov said that at night the enemy attacked Kharkiv with S-300 missiles. One missile hit the ground in the industrial zone of Kholodnohirskii district, damaging 10 cars. The second one hit the ground in Sloboda district. A gas pipe was damaged, the windows of a neighbouring building broken and a fire broke out. As a result of the missile strike, about 500 private buildings are without gas supply. Emergency services are currently working to quickly repair the damaged gas pipeline. There were no casualties.

Aftermath of a missile attack on Kharkiv on the night of 24 June. Photo: telegram channel of Oleh Syniehubov/Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the RMA informed that around 4 am, the enemy attacked Smyrnivka village, Lozova region. There was a large crater at a landfill near the village. There were no casualties.

In Artemivka village, Chuhuiv region, a 73-year-old resident picked up an explosive object from the ground in the forest, which detonated. He was hospitalised with moderate injuries.

Mine clearance is ongoing. Yesterday, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service defused 70 explosive ordnance.

Donetsk oblast

The Defence Forces of Ukraine have officially confirmed the liberation of the territories near Krasnohorivka, which had been under enemy control since 2014. Ukrainian troops pushed out the invaders about a week ago, but did not disclose the information for tactical reasons.

Towards Donetsk, one person was killed in Kostiantynivka, Mariinka community. Kurakhove community was shelled twice – a building in Dalne was damaged. In the middle of the night, Avdiivka was shelled massively, damaging two streets.

Towards Horlivka, 8 buildings were damaged in Toretsk community:  4 in Scherbynivka, 2 in Toretsk and 2 in Pivnichne. In the morning, Toretsk again was shelled with artillery, injuring one person and damaging retail outlets. In Chasiv Yar community, 1 building was damaged. In Kostiantynivka, 3 buildings were damaged and 3 buildings and a school in Viroliubivka were damaged.

Donetsk Regional Military Administration said that towards Lysychansk, there were 10 attacks on the Lyman community.

At night, Avdiivka was shelled with Hrad multiple rocket launcher systems and artillery. The city was also hit with three missiles.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Donetsk Regional Military Administration

According to Serhii Cherevatyi, spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russian troops reduced the intensity of their attacks towards Svatove and Kreminna. Yesterday, 7 russian attacks were repelled, but the intensity of shelling remains high. Towards Bakhmut, about one hundred russian soldiers were eliminated and over two hundred injured yesterday.

State Emergency Service in Donetsk oblast said that the rescuers were hit with artillery while extinguishing a fire in the forest. The shelling damaged a fire truck and equipment.

Referring to the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, yesterday russians killed 2 civilians in Avdiivka and Kostiantynivka. Another 2 people were injured in the region over the day. It is currently impossible to establish the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, said that about 30,000 people have left Donetsk oblast over the past month.

Ukrainian singer Tina Karol handed over the original recordings of nine-year-old Yegor from Mariupol about the blockade of Mariupol during an audience with Francis in the Sistine Chapel.

Tina Karol at the audience with the Pope. Photo: Tina Karol

Luhansk oblast

According to Serhii Cherevatyi, spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two russian T-72 tanks, two self-propelled artillery systems, an anti-tank gun, two mortars and two ammunition vehicles were destroyed in the eastern section of the frontline. Yesterday, russians attempted seven attacks and launched five air strikes. They shelled our troop positions 516 times with various types of artillery. As a result of repelling the attacks, 35 invaders were eliminated and 65 more injured. Two T-72 tanks, two Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems, a Rapira anti-tank cannon, two 120-mm mortars and two vehicles with ammunition were destroyed.

The enemy keeps trying to advance in Serebrianka forestry but yesterday’s attacks on the south of Dibrova were stopped by Ukrainian troops. Russians do not pay attention to their own losses and continue such attacks. When the security situation allowed, aid was delivered to the liberated settlements. However, it is extremely dangerous to be there – Nevske was hit by another air strike. Bilohorivka was also under enemy artillery attack.

Luhansk Regional Military Administration reported that the russian Ministry of Internal Affairs denies the fact of forced passporting in the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” and at the same time states that “they are making every effort to complete the documentation of the population by the end of August”. They admit that there is a problem with the availability of the service in the newly occupied territories. It is difficult to threaten dismissal from work or cut off gas and electricity supply in destroyed cities. A significant majority of people have neither the first, nor the second, nor the third.

However, in Troitske, which was occupied last year, this was achieved. Without a russian passport, it is impossible to pay for utilities in the community – the post office refuses to take money and they have never heard of terminals. Electricity and gas were cut off to those in debt.

Artem Lysohor, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration said that russian troops closed the entry and exit checkpoints in the occupied cities of Luhansk oblast. This has complicated the situation with food supplies there. He assumed that the invaders were taking food away from people. According to him, there is no communication in the occupied territories and no medical aid.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers launched X-101/555 missiles from the Caspian Sea to attack Kyiv. This is the eighth air attack on Kyiv in June. According to Serhiy Popko, head of Kyiv RMA, more than 20 missiles were detected and destroyed in the airspace around Kyiv by air defense forces and means.

Three people were killed and eight wounded as a result of the night shelling in Kyiv. Due to falling missile fragments in Solomyansky district of the capital, a 24-story building was destroyed and caught fire on several floors. Rescuers managed to save 24 people from the house.

Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, reported that rescue teams continue search and rescue operation. All residents of the building have been evacuated, but there may still be victims under the rubble. There are many damaged cars in the neighborhood.

A house in Kyiv damaged by russian missile fragments, June 24, 2023. Photo: social networks

Rescue teams are working in a house damaged by russian missile fragments. Kyiv, Solomensky district. Photo: The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy, informed that the Kyiv State Art and Production Plant of the National Opera of Ukraine was damaged in Kyiv as a result of enemy shelling.

As a result of another night missile strike on Kyiv, a power line supplying electricity to parts of Troyeschyna and Podil neighborhoods was damaged. DTEK Kyiv Electricity Networks reported that power engineers fixed the damaged area and restored power to 4,811 Kyiv families within two hours.

Since the beginning of the year, the second group of military chaplains who completed advanced training courses on military chaplaincy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have graduated in St. Sophia of Kyiv. From now on, they will fulfill the high mission of a chaplain in the army, and will become a spiritual pillar for servicemen and their families.

TVORCHI, Visa and UNITED24 together with Ukrzaliznytsia raised almost UAH 12 million to save children born prematurely in Ukraine during the war. TVORCHI band announced a charity fundraiser at the end of April during their show in Kyiv. People could also donate to save premature babies using the installation “Caring Hearts” at the Kyiv railway station.

Zhytomyr oblast

Zvyagel City Council will purchase new housing for the owners of five houses destroyed by the russian army and buy the land plots under the destroyed houses. This was announced at a meeting with the owners of the destroyed houses, which took place on June 22 at the city council building. In addition to money from the sale of land, people will also get compensation for new housing.

Consequences of the russian attack on Zvyagel, Zhytomyr oblast, June 22, 2023. Photo from social media

The SES of Zhytomyr region reported that on June 23, another evacuation train arrived in Berdychiv, bringing three internally displaced persons with disabilities from Donetsk oblast. The IDPs immediately received a one-time allowance for accommodation, hot meals, and hygiene products.

The municipal non-profit enterprise Regional Blood Center reported that since the beginning of 2023, the teams of the regional blood center have visited 50 territorial communities of Zhytomyr oblast, where they arranged mobile blood collection points for donor blood components. In total, 3,250 donors came to the mobile blood donation stations during this period. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, such visits have helped to constantly maintain sufficient supplies of blood components.

Within the framework of the USAID Goverla project, the Zhytomyr RMA received two GUCBIR diesel generators with a capacity of 60 and 100 kW. The mentioned material assets will be transferred to the structural units of the regional military administration.

Sumy oblast

Over the past 24 hours, on June 23, the russians opened fire 12 times at the border areas. In total, 50 shells were recorded using various types of weapons – mortars, artillery, LNG-9, UAVs dropped explosive ordnance and launched 4 missiles. According to Sumy Regional Military Administration, Bilopillia, Khotin, Shalyhine, Velyka Pysarivka, Seredyno-Buda, Znob-Novhorodske, and Krasnopillia communities were shelled. As a result of shelling, a private house in Seredino-Buda community was damaged.

At night and in the morning of June 24, the russians opened fire 6 times at the border areas. There were 24 explosions recorded. Znob-Novhorodske, Yunakivka, Bilopillia, and Velyka Pysarivka communities were shelled.

Velyka Pysarivka community is without power due to shelling from russian territory. Sumyoblenergo reported that 7,700 consumers are without power supply. Emergency crews will start repair work as soon as they are authorized by the Armed Forces and the State Emergency Service.

This week, 20 animals that were rescued from Kherson have been delivered to Sumy: 19 cats and one dog. The cats were taken by volunteers, and the dog was placed in a shelter. According to volunteers, the Sumy animal shelter has taken in about one and a half hundred animals from the occupied territories of Ukraine during the war.

Chernihiv oblast

Border settlements of Karabany, Mykhalchyna Sloboda, and Mykhalchyna Sloboda in Chernihiv oblast came under enemy fire over the past 24 hours. The State Border Guard Service reported that as of 9 a.m. on June 24, three attacks were registered. There were 19 bombs fired of 120-mm mortars and 9 shells from artillery systems.

Andriy Podorvan, advisor to the head of the RMA, reported that Chernihiv oblast will receive more than UAH 244 million in subventions for infrastructure restoration and development. The regional military administration has to submit projects for approval to the Ministry of Community, Territorial and Infrastructure Development in mid-July, after which the final list of projects will be approved. They will be sent directly to the European Investment Bank.

Maciek Hamel’s documentary about the war, From Where to Where, which focuses on the evacuation of people from Chernihiv oblast, won an award at Sheffield DocFest 2023 in the UK. A film co-produced by Poland, France, and Ukraine tells the story of the evacuation of Ukrainian refugees. At the beginning of the full-scale war, Polish filmmaker Maciek Hamela was engaged in the evacuation of people and filmed what was happening in an evacuation vehicle.

On the occasion of the Constitution Day of Ukraine, an open sports competition among the territorial defense brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Chernihiv, Kyiv, Zhytomyr, and Sumy oblasts was conducted in Chernihiv. Vyacheslav Chaus, head of the RMA, and Kostyantyn Radchenko, head of the combat training department of the regional directorate of the Territorial Defense Forces “North”, greeted the soldiers.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to the head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk, the russian army shelled the residential sector of Dnipro at night.  The shelling injured 11 people, including 3 children. 4 victims were hospitalised. A fire broke out in an area of 25 square metres. Four private residential buildings, 3 cars were destroyed, 25 private residential buildings, 5 outbuildings, a gas pipeline, and 15 cars were damaged. They also struck an infrastructure facility.  The Air Force shot down nine missiles and three drones over the region. 

Russians also shelled the Nikopol region twice with artillery. Two private houses were damaged.  Russians fired four times at the Nikopol region. They shelled Nikopol twice with cannon artillery. Six private residential buildings, 3 facilities, 7 outbuildings, a car, a gas pipeline and power lines were damaged. A 71-year-old man was killed in the shelling. There were also two attacks on the Pokrovsk community.

Consequences of russian shelling. Photo: Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipro Regional Military Administration

Vinnytsia oblast

According to the ‘South’ Operational Command, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down an enemy cruise missile over Vinnytsia oblast. The missile debris fell on a non-residential building in the Vinnytsia region.

A photo exhibition in support of the Heroes of Mariupol was held on European Square in Vinnytsia. More than 30 stands featured photographs of soldiers in captivity to remind the public of the contribution of the defenders, both captured and fallen.

Kirovohrad oblast

According to the head of the Kirovohrad Regional State Administration, Andrii Raikovych, air defence forces worked in Kropyvnytskyi at night. Several houses and a car were damaged by the fragments of downed missiles.

Poltava oblast

According to Dmytro Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, the air defence forces were on alert at night. 

Cherkasy oblast

According to the Head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets, Cherkasy rescuers delivered a cargo of aid to their Kherson colleagues. It includes more than a tonne of drinking water and food. In addition, 1.5 thousand special tablets purify contaminated water.

According to Valerii Bieliaiev, head of the Reformation Movement NGO, €30,000 worth of medicines were handed over to the Cherkasy City Consultative and Diagnostic Clinic. Painkillers for heavily ill people, enteral nutrition, and high blood pressure medicines were provided by the oncology department of a hospital in Esslingen, Germany.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

On the night of June 23, russian invaders fired on Zaporizhzhia and villages in Zaporizhzhia and Pohohiv districts using S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems. According to the Zaporizhzhia Military District Administration, the enemy fired 72 times at 19 settlements: Orykhiv and Levadne three times by air, in addition, they attacked Levadne from a UAV, launched 7 MLRS attacks on Huliaipilske, Poltavka, Levadne, and carried out 61 artillery attacks on Huliaipol, Orykhiv, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Bilohirya, Novodarivka, Prymorske and other frontline villages. As of now, 33 reports of destruction of residential buildings and other property have been recorded. A 64-year-old man sustained fatal injuries during the shelling of Prymorske.

In the temporarily occupied Dniprorudne in Zaporizhzhia region, guerrillas blew up a bridge. Now the heavy equipment of the russian invaders will not be able to pass. This was reported by an officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Anatoliy Shtefan (“Stirlitz”). He noted that the information was confirmed, but there was no way to take a photo, as the occupiers had surrounded the territory everywhere.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces advanced in the Tokmak direction, knocking out and taking control of four strongholds and two forest belts. Fighting continues on the northern outskirts of Rabotyne village. According to Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Malyar, we are making progress every day. Yes, it’s gradual, but our troops are consolidating their positions and they are advancing quite confidently.

Mykolaiv oblast

Mykolaiv Regional Air Defense Command said that at night on June 24, around 03:00, in Mykolaiv region, the air defense forces of the South Air Command shot down two russian X-101/555 cruise missiles. We would like to add that an air alert was announced throughout Ukraine at night. Air defense forces were operating in different regions,” the.

Odesa oblast

The ‘South’ Operational Command reported that on the night of June 24, russian troops carried out two missile attacks from the Black Sea towards Odesa oblast. As a result of an air battle, one missile was destroyed, while the other fell into open territory. The blast wave damaged a warehouse building. There were no human casualties.

Saratov Central Hospital in Odesa oblast received a modern ambulance. The vehicle was donated to the hospital by Ron Donahue, the owner of inHealth Integrated Care, a US-based medical facility.

Kherson oblast

According to Kherson Regional Military Administration, the level of flooding on the right bank of the Kherson oblast is 37 centimeters. In Kherson, the water has receded from all houses. In Novohredneve and Blahodativka, one house is flooded.

As of the morning of June 24, the outflow of water from the flooded areas in the Holoprystan community has significantly decreased. The water level in the city center reaches one meter. In Kohany and Kardashyntsi, houses in the coastal zone are flooded. 

Hola Prystan RMA reported that residents of Velyka and Mala Kardashynka cannot get to their homes in the lower parts of the town. Most of the flooded villages and part of Hola Prystan have no electricity. Communication is absent or unstable. 

Ihor Klymenko, Minister of Internal Affairs, reported that rescues have completed the collection of oil products that have settled near the village in the Viryovchyna floodplain in Kherson region. Six tons of sorbent were used to treat the area and 250 cubic meters of contaminated soil were disposed of.

Treatment of areas contaminated with oil products. Photo: Kherson RMA

Volodymyr Kovalenko, Mayor of Nova Kakhovka, reported that  the russian occupiers pumped water out of houses in the coastal zone of Nova Kakhovka, where they are moving in after their trenches were flooded. Residents of Korsunka are being accommodated on the first floors.   Residents of Nova Kakhovka are pumping water out of the rest of the flooded houses on their own. 

Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported that on June 23, the russian army fired 79 times at 19 settlements in Kherson region. They fired 32 shells at Kherson. Residential neighborhoods, a transport company in Kherson, an administrative building, and a commercial establishment in Beryslav were hit. Four people were killed and six, including a child, were injured. 

Natalia Humeniuk, Head of the press center of the Southern Defense Forces, in the temporarily occupied part of the Kherson region, the Defense Forces destroyed more than 40 russian military vehicles, two heavy howitzers and three air defense systems of the russian army overnight. 

On the left bank of the Kherson region, the occupiers are issuing so-called “housing certificates” to owners of flooded houses who have applied for russian citizenship. Those who have not done so are forced to write an application for a russian document.

Volodymyr Litvinov, Beryslav RMA, reported that eight tons of drinking water were delivered to the Lviv and Vysoke Tyagin communities. Utility workers, volunteers and residents of these villages are clearing the areas of silt, fallen trees and debris brought by the current from the reservoir. 

Kherson Regional Oncology Center received an ambulance. A modern resuscitation vehicle equipped with everything necessary to provide first aid arrived at the medical facility. The aid was donated by the Charitable Foundation Mercy and Health.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The Human Rights Protection Union of the Disabled all-Ukrainian public organization of the disabled visited Hoshchan community as a partner community of the HOVERLA Project / USAID project in Ukraine. The key purpose of their visit was to conduct a focus group study with community residents, visit public activity facilities for people with disabilities, and establish effective communication with representatives of civil society and authorities.

Zakarpattia oblast

The regional council reported that since the war began, about 5K soldiers have been treated in Zakarpattia.

The Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in Uzhgorod presented the Old – New exhibition in support of Ukraine. In the premises of the consulate, works of classics of Zakarpattia school of painting and works of modern artists were presented. Retro cars from the Zemplin Veteran Club organization from the Slovak city of Michalovce also became part of the exhibition.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The mobile brigade continues its work in Prykarpattia. This time, experts spoke with IDPs currently living in Kolomyia. To date, 30 shelters for IDPs have been created in the Kolomyia region, 10 of them have been set up in the city of Kolomyia.

Residents of the city of Chop, which has been knitting socks for the Armed Forces of Ukraine since 2014, presented the thanks of Zakarpattia Regional Council. 85-year-old Maria Ivanivna from Zakarpattia has already knitted 900 pairs of socks for the military.

Lviv oblast

The Unbroken National Rehabilitation Center together with the See the Victory NGO are starting work on a pilot project for the rehabilitation of people who lost their sight as a result of the war. This project involves the training of rehabilitation specialists, taking into account the needs of blind patients, the arrangement of an adapted environment for their stay (special wards and rehabilitation halls) and the support of mental health specialists.

Lawyers of the Danish Refugee Council conducted an information session on receiving compensation for damaged housing and provided 14 consultations to IDPs at the advisory and coordination center at Strii Regional Military Administration. Also, over 100 IDPs living in Strii region registered for financial assistance at the Center.

25 employees of the psychological service of vocational education institutions of Lviv oblast received training in psychological first aid. Psychologists are trained at all levels within the framework of the formation of the psychological service of the education system of Lviv oblast.

The RMA reported that in Lviv district, during the Pustomity for the Armed Forces of Ukraine charity evening-auction UAH 452K were collected to support compatriots who defend Ukraine.

Rivne oblast

In the north of the oblast, military commanders from different oblasts of Ukraine share their knowledge and acquired practical skills. At instructional and methodical classes, fire tactics, tactical and technical characteristics of weapons, tactical medicine, drone control, etc. are studied. The sergeant’s staff, after receiving instructions, will conduct similar training in their units.

The RMA reported that servicemen of the 61st separate battalion of the 104th brigade of the Territorial Defense Forces, who performed the combat task of defending Bakhmut, were awarded with the badge of the Commander of the United Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 3th degree For Service and Victory for the successful completion of the combat task.

Ternopil oblast

The RMA reported that two more wagons of drinking water were sent from the oblast to Kherson oblast.

In Malashivtsi, 19 IDPs already live in a modular town. There are 12 rooms, a separate kitchen, shower room and laundry room. They even made a garden for themselves. Temporary residents of the town live here under a contract signed with Ternopil City Council for a year.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

In Khmelnytskyi Regional Scientific and Methodological Center of Culture and Art, a towel of unity was handed over as part of the All-Ukrainian Festival of National Embroidery and Costume Embroidery Flower. Ornaments of Ternopil oblast, Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, Canada, Poland, Germany, Cherkasy oblast, Poltava oblast, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Italy, Great Britain, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Lviv oblast, Crimea, Volyn oblast, Rivne oblast are already embroidered on the unity towel in chronological order. Next will be the embroidered traditional ornament of Khmelnytskyi oblast.

Chernivtsi oblast

The RMA held a meeting with representatives of the International Organization for Migration. Supporting IDPs, relocated businesses and general cooperation on humanitarian issues were discussed.

The RMA reported that medicines, first-aid kits, tourniquets for military medics, food, etc. were sent from the oblast to soldiers at the front.

In Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi Rescue Center presented the film Break the Silence. The film is a creative work of UNFPA and StarLight Doc. Break the Silence tells the story of how help can heal wounds and overcome traumatic experiences.

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

Brigadier General Christian Freuding, Head of the special staff for Ukraine at the Ministry of Defense of Germany, announced that the country intends to send additional Gepard self-propelled artillery units to Ukraine and will work to strengthen its air defense.

Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant to the Minister of Defense for russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, announced that the Pentagon monitors Western weapons systems sent to Ukraine and has not recorded their unauthorized distribution. She noted that russia continues to spread disinformation about Western weapons in Ukraine.

Istvan Nagy, Minister of Agriculture of Hungary, announced that the country is interested in the expansion of sea transport routes for Ukraine, and plans to discuss this issue with representatives of Turkey. The expansion of the routes would reduce the pressure on land exports and on the internal markets of the EU.

Penny Wong, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated that Australia imposed financial sanctions and a travel ban on three people involved in the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014.

Ritis Paulauskas, Lithuania‘s permanent representative to the UN, during the meeting of the Security Council, called on behalf of the three Baltic countries to speed up the sending of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, in particular to those who were injured during the explosion of Kakhovka HPP. He noted that currently only 26% of the previously determined amount has been financed.

Edgars Rinkevics, President of Latvia, stated that the country suspends the issuance of humanitarian and other visas to russians in connection with events in russia. He added that Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania coordinately guard borders with russia and belarus, and joint decisions will be made if necessary.

Macron, French President, said that he is “closely following” the latest events in the russian federation. “We remain focused on supporting Ukraine,” he added.

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

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