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

It has been the 489 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:  

The russian occupiers attacked a dacha cooperative in Kremenchuk region of Poltava oblast with an Kh-22 cruise missile. In addition, the enemy conducted 20 air strikes and fired more than 20 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements. 

Unfortunately, there have been civilian casualties and injuries, as well as destruction and damage to civilian infrastructure, high-rise buildings and dozens of private homes.

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

The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut and Marinka, with over 10 combat engagements taking place over the last day.

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

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the enemy maintains a military presence. 20 settlements, including Zarichchia and Tymonovychi in Chernihiv oblast; Seredyno-Buda, Porokhon, Fotovyzh, Velyka Pysarivka in Sumy oblast, as well as Udy, Kozacha Lopan and Krasne Pershe in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, more than 20 localities also came under artillery and mortar fire. In particular, Masiutivka, Kyslivka, Kotliarivka, Berestove in Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Lyman, more than 15 settlements came under artillery fire, including Nevske, Dibrova, and Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast; Torske, Serebrianka, Spirne, Donetsk oblast. 

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain lost ground southeast of Ivanivske. 

The enemy artillery shelling affected more than 15 settlements. In particular, Vasiukivka, Markove, Khromove, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Ozarianivka and Pivdenne in Donetsk oblast came under fire.

Towards Avdiivka, the enemy conducted airstrikes near Avdiivka. They shelled more than 20 settlements with artillery, namely Keramik, Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Yasnobrodivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Marinka, the enemy conducted offensive actions in the vicinity of Marinka, but did not succeed. There were air strikes near Marinka and Krasnohorivka. At the same time, they fired artillery against more than 10 settlements. In particular, Illinka and Pobeda in Donetsk oblast came under fire.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions near Rivne village. There were air strikes near Storozheve, Donetsk oblast. They shelled over 15 settlements, namely Katerynivka, Yelyzavetivka, Bohoiavlenka, Blahodatne, Vuhledar, Prechystivka and Zolota Nyva in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the enemy is focusing its main efforts on preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops. The enemy conducted air strikes in the areas of Orikhiv and Novodanylivka in Zaporizhzhia oblast. They shelled over 40 settlements with artillery. Novodarivka, Olhivske, Poltavka, Malynivka, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Preobrazhenka, Orikhiv, Pavlivka in Zaporizhzhia oblast; Zolota Balka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Vesele, Antonivka, Kherson, Bilozerka, Dniprovske, Kizomys in Kherson Oblast and Ochakiv in Mykolaiv oblast were affected.

As the Russian occupation forces continue their armed aggression, they suffer losses every day. About 50 wounded occupants were brought to the building of a kindergarten converted into a field hospital for the invaders in Novomykhailivka, Kherson region.

The enemy also continues to convert civilian educational institutions in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine into medical facilities. For example, the occupiers turned a secondary school in Rozivka, Zaporizhzhia oblast, into another military hospital. There is a constant transportation of wounded invaders. 

Aviation of the defense forces conducted 12 strikes on buildups of enemy personnel and 4 on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. 

Rocket and artillery units struck 1 control center, 2 Buk anti-aircraft missile systems and 4 buildups of enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment.

Dmytro Lubinets, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, says that russia illegally adopted 365 Ukrainian children. He noted that officially, there are 365 children illegally placed by russia, but the number may be higher, as the aggressor is hiding this information from Ukraine.

Matilda Borner, Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission, infroms that russia executed 77 civilian prisoners when they were illegally detained by russia. Also, more than 864 cases of illegal detention by the occupier were recorded, many of which were also equated to enforced disappearances.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

The General Staff reports that Kozacha Lopan, Masiutivka, Kyslivka: russian troops shelled more than 20 settlements in Kharkiv region with mortars and artillery.

The Joint Forces Operation reported that over the past day, the enemy continued to shell frontline and border settlements in Kharkiv, Kupiansk, Bohodukhiv and Chuhuiv regions with artillery and mortars. In particular, Kupiansk, Udy, Chervona Zorya, Odnorobivka, Vetarine, Hoptivka, Strilecha, Kozacha Lopan, Pletenivka, Ohirtseve, Budarky, Chuhunivka, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Masiutivka, Kyslivka and others, in total at least 25 settlements, were under enemy fire. Mostly civilian infrastructure is under attack.

On the contact line, the enemy keeps trying to improve its tactical position, but is being firmly rebuffed by our defenders. 

Mine clearance works are ongoing. SES pyrotechnics inspected more than 6 hectares of territory and defused 67 ordnance.

At least 600 exhibits were rescued by the staff of Kharkiv Historical Museum in the first months of the full-scale war. Among those who helped was the museum’s chief curator, Viktoria Bulichova: she lived in the museum for two months, sleeping on chairs. At the beginning of the full-scale war, public transport stopped in Kharkiv, and Victoria’s way home was closed. She stayed in the museum until the end of April 2022. 

Viktoriia Bulychova’s bed during her overnight stay in the historical museum. February 2022. Photo: Viktoriia Bulychova

Donetsk oblast

Towards Volnovakha, russian invaders fired 21 times at Vuhledar and shelled Prechystivka with Grad and artillery.

Towards Donetsk sector, 4 streets in Krasnohorivka came under fire, and sporadic shelling of Avdiivka was recorded. Avdiivka suffered two rocket attacks in the morning.

Towards Horlivka, 3 private houses, 6 multi-storey buildings and the territory of an enterprise were damaged in Chasiv Yar community. In Soledar community, 3 houses were damaged in Nikiforivka. Razdolivka and Vasiukivka came under fire.

Towards Lysychansk, Lyman community came under fire: 4 houses were damaged in Torske, 1 house in Yampil, 3 houses were destroyed and 4 damaged in Terny, 1 house was destroyed and 1 damaged in Yampolivka.

On 26 June, russians killed 1 resident in Novyi Komar. Another person was injured in the oblast.

Petro Andriushchenko, Advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, says that in the temporarily occupied Mariupol, russians began evicting people from their surviving apartments if they do not have housing documents.

Pokrovsk RMA says that the community received dry closets and cleaning liquids from the NGO Médecins Sans Frontières. The community has 232 shelters, most of which are located in the basements of high-rise buildings.  In addition to dry closets, most of the shelters have generators, stoves and first aid kits.

Vadym Liakh, Head of Sloviansk military administration, says that this year, stray animals will be sterilized in Sloviansk, Donetsk oblast. In 2022, no sterilization was carried out in the city because there were no veterinarians willing to go to the frontline.

Luhansk oblast

Serhiy Cherevatyi, Spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Force said that towards Lyman and Kupiansk, the russians lost three more T-72 tanks, four mortars, five cannons, an Acacia self-propelled artillery system, an anti-tank gun, and three drones. Over the last day, the invaders attacked six times in this area of the frontline. They made 344 artillery attacks on our positions and 10 air raids. While repelling the enemy’s attacks, 79 occupiers were killed and 110 wounded. Three T-72 tanks were damaged, four mortars, five cannons, an Acacia self-propelled artillery system, an anti-tank missile system and three unmanned aerial vehicles destroyed. 

Like the day before, the russians focused their efforts on attacking Stelmakhivka. However, all their attempts were stopped by the Defenders of Ukraine. The occupiers were not active in the other two sectors. This concerns the enemy’s ground activity. As for aviation, another strike was made on Bilohorivka. The invaders also fired at the settlement from artillery of various systems.

The kremlin has enacted a law that allows citizens to be detained for 30 days for violating martial law. In addition, the possibility of detaining passenger transport in the absence of a route card has been introduced. It should be noted that martial law was introduced by russia only on the temporarily occupied territory. Luhansk Regional Military Administration said that this means that additional pressure will apply exclusively to Ukrainians.

 It will also make it even more difficult to leave the occupied territories, legalizing the confiscation of cars, detention and arrest of Ukrainian citizens who disagree with the russian occupation.

In Pryvillia, the russians have stepped up their counter-intelligence regime, trying to identify informants of the Ukrainian Armed Forces among the local population. A representative of the occupation administration of the town, driving around in a car equipped with a loudspeaker, threatened citizens to communicate with people on the territory controlled by the Government of Ukraine. If such cases are detected, women face arrest for 15 days, men – for 30 days.

The RVA reported that the occupiers have intensified checks of our citizens on the border of Luhansk oblast with russia. People with a Ukrainian passport are being checked extremely carefully by FSB officers. Some are detained for 30 days. The invaders continue to keep the cities occupied last year closed for entry and exit, allowing access only if you have a registration. A mandatory step for obtaining a russian passport in the so-called ‘lPR’ is to renounce Ukrainian citizenship. The russians continue to take children from the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk oblast – the occupiers are trying to break the connection of Ukrainian youth with their native state.

In the year that has passed since the occupation of Sievierodonetsk, the authorities have managed to keep the community in evacuation, and after the liberation, the residents are ready to return. There are plans for reconstruction and negotiating with donors. 80% of Sievierodonetsk’s housing stock has been destroyed or damaged by the russians. The invaders are still powering water intakes with generators, so there is not enough capacity to supply water to high-rise buildings. The power supply in Severodonetsk is quite unstable.

4 Mavic quadcopters have been delivered to Ukrainian defenders fighting the occupiers in Luhansk oblast with the joint support of the region’s communities. 

Kreminna Military Administration handed over three more drones to the military in Donetsk oblast. Recently, three more Mavicars were delivered to the frontline. 

Over the past week, the Coordination Centre for IDPs from Luhansk oblast in Kirovograd Oblast provided 192 food parcels to IDPs. Another 408 have been prepared for further distribution. The residents of the region also received 236 towels, blankets and bed linen sets, 155 people received clothes and 50 people received glasses.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The first stage of submitting applications for compensation for restoring of damaged objects has started in Kyiv oblast. The maximum amount for one object is UAH 200 K. Owners of damaged housing can spend the received payments on building materials or contractor services.

12 Ukrainian communities in Kyiv oblast signed agreements with the international financial organization NEFKO to receive grant funding from the EU for the repair and reconstruction of critical infrastructure. The implementation of the projects will have a positive impact on 245 K Ukrainians. Agreements were signed by Borodianka, Borshchahivka, Dymer, Dmytrivka, Hostomel, Irpin, Ivankiv, Kalynivka, Nemishaeve, Piskivka, Slavutych and Velyka Dymerka.

On June 26, Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of Kyiv RMA, met with Arad Benkö, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Austria to Ukraine. to discuss restoring Ukraine and promoting the inflow of investments to Kyiv oblast. According to Ruslan Kravchenko, Aradom Benkyo assured that Austrian companies are ready to help in reconstruction of Ukraine in the future. 15 companies have already expressed their interest during the Recovery Conference in London.

KCSA reported that the first ‘pilot’ mobile shelter made of concrete, which can protect against blast waves and shrapnel damage, was installed in Kyiv. One module accommodates up to 20 people. The modules are assembled like a constructor, depending on the number of people, you can assemble two, three or more sections.

Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klychko said that the capital has started equipping civil defense facilities with automated opening systems. The first such systems are already being installed in shelters in the capital’s Darnytskyi district. In total, the city plans to install systems in almost 3 K shelters.

The report “Man in a black bag. How the dead are exhumed in Borodyanka” by journalist Yaroslava Tymoshchuk, published in the Texts publication, was included in the shortlist of the international True Story Award. This is an international competition founded by the Swiss magazine Reportagen, the purpose of which is to make the voices of reporters from different countries heard in the world.

Zhytomyr oblast

Zhytomyr RMA reported that Zviahel community sent 6 aid trucks to Kherson oblast – more than 73 tons of humanitarian cargo. Businesses, public organizations, volunteers and all concerned citizens joined the collection. The communities of the oblast continue to collect the most necessary things for the residents who suffered due to the terrorist act of russia.

On June 26, Zhytomyr oblast hosted the symbolic marathon “I Raise the flFag of Ukraine for NATO!”. Together with the participants of the marathon, athletes from Zhytomyr ran past Lyceum No. 25 destroyed by the russians, which became a real example of russian aggression. The marathon began in the capital of Ukraine, and on July 11 the flag will be delivered to Lukishkes Square in Vilnius, where the NATO summit will take place. 33 athletes are participating in the action, because that is how many countries will be in NATO when Ukraine joins the alliance.

Zhytomyr oblast hosting the marathon. Photo: from social networks

Sumy oblast

 Sumy RMA reported that the occupiers shelled 4 communities in the oblast – there were 31 strikes. Esman, Shalyhine, Yunakivka and Seredino-Buda communities came under shelling. The enemy fired mortars and artillery. The most explosions were heard in Seredino-Buda region, where 12 russian mines exploded.

Sumy RMA reported that the russian army continued to attack the border area of the oblast with mortars, striking Esman and Seredino-Buda communities. Two enemy munitions exploded in each of the communities.

38 settlements were left without electricity due to russian shelling. Because of the enemy, the residents of Bilopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Putivl, Hlukhiv and Seredina-Buda communities were cut off. Another 18 settlements were left without electricity due to the bad weather.

The General Staff reported that Ukrainian snipers eliminated at least two occupiers during the neutralization of a subversive reconnaissance group that tried to cross the border with Sumy oblast. 

Large-scale training for the military took place in Sumy oblast. During combat training classes, the military practiced overcoming an obstacle course with explosions, gunshots and fire in conditions as close as possible to real ones. The participants were also trained in driving equipment, handling with weapons, and evacuating the wounded from the battlefield.

A charity concert for the Constitution Day of Ukraine will be held in Sumy. On June 29, a charity concert program “To Victory with Trumpets of Ukraine” will be held on Teatralna Square in the evening. During the event, funds will be collected to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Chernihiv oblast

Ivan Vashchenko, Head of the Koryukivka RMA, reported that residents of 11 settlements in Chernihiv oblast found themselves without electricity due to night shelling of Snovsk community. According to information from the Chernihiv border detachment, the occupiers fired 4 strikes, probably from a MLRS, on the territory of the village of Hirsk.

The RMA reported that the russian military shelled villages in Novhorod-Siverskyi and Semenivka communities in Chernihiv oblast. Near Hremiach in Novhorod-Siverskyi region, there were 7 hits, probably from a mortar, and 3 more in the village of Tymonovychi, Semenivka community.

Ichnia community collected 20 tons of humanitarian aid for the Kherson oblast. Drinking water, food and basic necessities were sent to the affected residents of Kherson. Repair tools and equipment were also handed over, while a powerful generator sent to Bilozerka community in Kherson oblast.

Graffiti with Oleksandr Matsievskyi, resident of Nizhyn who was shot by the russians, was painted in Germany. The image of the Ukrainian hero, who became world-famous because of the words “Glory to Ukraine” before his execution, appeared on the remains of the Berlin Wall. The author is a young Ukrainian artist Timothy Maksymenko.


Graffiti with the shot Ukrainian hero, a resident of Nizhyn Oleksandr Matsievsky on the remains of the Berlin Wall. Photo from social networks

Entrepreneurs of Chernihiv oblast will be able to receive money for running a business that was affected by the war. The grants will be provided by the international organization Global Communities in Ukraine. Individuals, as well as representatives of small and medium-sized businesses, are invited to participate.

Viacheslav Chaus, Head of Chernihiv RMA, announced that the oblast will receive almost UAH 250 million from the European Investment Bank for the renewal of the region. The money is planned to be invested, in particular, in design, construction, modernization, and repair of objects of public, social, and cultural importance.

Nizhyn City Council reported that lyceum students from Nizhyn have developed an underwater drone that should improve the ecosystem of the local Oster River. The project, which was implemented with the support of patrons and American partners, is UAH 33 K worth.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

The russian army struck at Marganets community in Nikopol region with heavy artillery.

An evacuation plan has been developed in Dnipropetrovsk oblast in the event of a terrorist attack on the ZNPP. Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih regions are in the area of greatest threat. Routes have been identified to take people to safer places in case of danger.

Vinnytsia oblast

 Serhii Morhunov​​, Vinnytsia Mayor, announced that Vinnytsia has received nine generators from the German Foreign Ministry to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the city’s critical infrastructure. The city council expects to supply four more generators, two of which will be high-powered.

Kirovohrad oblast

Nadlak community received a JELCZ fire truck from Poland for the local fire brigade. Along with the vehicle, the community will also receive 3 computers and 1 generator from Hoshchyna community.

A motor rally was held in Kropyvnytskyi to support missing sailors of the patrol boat Sloviansk and the amphibious assault boat Stanislav. Nearly 100 people from all over Ukraine joined the rally. These included representatives of such NGOs as Always Faithful, the 57th Brigade to Protect Soldiers, the 56th Defence Battalion, and Defenders of Zmiyinyi Island.

Car rally in support of missing soldiers. Photo from social media.

Poltava oblast

According to Dmytro Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, the russians attacked Kremenchuk region. The attack resulted in the injury of one child and damaged houses in a dacha cooperative. The russian army fired with Kh-22 missiles, the same ones that hit the Amstor shopping centre a year ago, killing 22 people.

Cherkasy oblast

Cherkasy City Council reported the Cherkasy-based NGOs will unite to help Ukraine’s defenders. To do this, a Charity Festival will be held in Cherkasy on Saturday, 1 July. The event aims to raise UAH 1 million for the 4th Separate Tank Brigade. The event is organized by the Youth Creates Ukraine charity foundation. 

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The russian occupiers mined the cooling pond at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Equipment with explosives was placed near two reactors. The Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine does not exclude the possibility that the occupiers may launch a radiation attack to stop the Ukrainian counteroffensive. So now Ukraine is preparing for any development. 

On June 27, there were accidents on the lines of the power transmission system operator, yet there is no deficit in the power system. Some settlements in Zaporizhzhia oblast were cut off from electricity due to shelling.

 On June 26, it became known that in the occupied Berdiansk, the russian occupiers killed two Ukrainian teenagers. The primary task of the Ukrainian side is to return their bodies, said Dmytro Lubinets, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, during a briefing on June 27 on the violation of the rights of Ukrainian children in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and russia.

“Will the russian side investigate these two murders in a transparent manner? We realize that this will not happen. The number one task is to return the bodies,” the Ombudsman noted.

In addition to the russian side, Lubinets appealed to international organizations, asking them to record this crime and include it in their reports. He also asked foreign partners to use their communication channels to return the bodies to Ukraine. So far, the Ombudsman has not received any response.

Dmytro Lubinets during a briefing on June 27. Photos from social networks

Yuriy Malashko, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, informs that  russian invaders struck at the frontline Orikhiv region in Zaporizhzhia oblast, killing a 77-year-old resident of Orikhiv. According to him, a 70-year-old man and two elderly women from Orekhiv were wounded as a result of artillery shelling. Three residents of Preobrazhenka were also seriously injured.

Mykolaiv oblast

According to Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, on June 26 and in the morning of June 27, the enemy launched artillery attacks four times on Mykolaiv oblast. The waters of Ochakiv community were particularly targeted. The city of Ochakiv also came under artillery fire, but fortunately, there were no casualties reported.

The Energy Ministry reports that Ukraine has received solar panels and transformers from Germany to support the energy sector. Mykolaivoblenergo will receive 27 pairs of solar modules with inverters and 26 EcoFlow batteries from the German Green Planet Energy.

Representatives from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Ukraine paid a working visit to Mykolaiv. The delegation included Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Ukraine, Lennart Linner, and First Secretary of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Ukraine, Erik Petersson. During their meeting with the mayor, the security and humanitarian situation in Mykolaiv was discussed.

Odesa oblast

Oleksandr Lonchak, Director of the Educational Department of Odesa Oblast State Administration, announced that 28 laptops were received from the International Solidarity Fund. The fund, based in Poland, procured 800 laptops as part of the EU4Skills program, aimed at supporting vocational education in Ukraine. 

Over the weekend, the GONOR Charitable Foundation, a charity organization based in Odesa, visited Mylove community in Beryslav region. The foundation’s representatives brought various supplies to the community, including water filters, construction tools, hygiene items, a generator, and two powerful batteries.

Kherson oblast

The russian army continues to terrorize Kherson oblast, covering Beryslav, Kakhovka and Kherson regions, Kherson and the suburbs with fire from MLRS, heavy artillery, mortars, aircraft and UAVs. 

The strikes targeted civilian and critical infrastructure, and damages were reported to educational institutions, residential buildings, shops, power lines, water and gas pipelines in the settlements.

In Kherson, the russian army attacked peaceful residential areas, shells hit high-rise buildings and private houses, shops and garages. Photos from social networks

In Kherson oblast, the water level is 11 cm lower than it was before the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant was blown up. As of June 27, the water level in the Dnipro at the Kherson marker dropped to 20 cm. Over the past day, the level has decreased by 12 cm.

Water level at the Kherson mark is currently 11 cm lower than it was before the Kakhovka HPP was blown up. Photos from social networks

The occupiers have suspended bus service between Crimea and Kherson oblast. The occupation Ministry of Transport explained that the Crimean carrier has suspended bus service on routes from Simferopol, Dzhankoi and Yalta to Henichesk.

As of June 27, 2023,  in the de-occupied Kherson oblast, sappers surveyed 56,228.3 hectares of territory, including 48,661 hectares of agricultural land, and defused more than 79,000 ordnance.

Kherson museum workers identified 50 works stolen by the russian occupiers. Among the most recently identified works was the painting “Forest Song” by Kherson graphic artist and painter Vladlen Vahanov. It, as well as more than a hundred works by the artist, was presented by his wife Nadiia Vahanova, who worked as the chief curator of the art museum.

Painting by Vladlen Vahanov. A forest song. 1968. Paper, linocut. Photo: Kherson Art Museum

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The RMA held a meeting with representatives of the US, who arrived in Ukraine to establish cooperation with Ukrainian business. Priorities of the campaign in Ukraine are to help win the war, develop agriculture and help Ukrainian businesses rebuild the economy.

The RMA held a meeting with representatives of the Lublin Voivodeship of the Republic of Poland. They discussed the cooperation within the Interreg NEXT Program “Poland – Ukraine 2021-2027”.

Zakarpattia oblast

Uzhhorod City Council held a meeting with representatives of three UN international organizations, namely, experts from the UNHCR, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Ukraine, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Further cooperation and implementation of social projects in Uzhhorod were discussed.

Two streets will appear in Uzhgorod in honor of the fallen soldiers who defended Ukraine from the russian invaders. Danylo Bohuslavskyi Street will appear instead of Pavlo Pestel Street, and Ruslan Ferentsi Street will appear instead of Ivan Turhenev Street.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

In Ivano-Frankivsk, UAH 53.7 million have been allocated to ensure mobilization measures and work of territorial defense. In addition, support programs for combatants, soldiers who received combat wounds, families of the killed and missing, as well as children of military personnel continue to operate in the community. In particular, UAH 46.7 million was allocated for these programs since the war began. Also, due to funds of the city budget, necessary things were bought and sent to defenders in the amount of UAH 16.8 million.

Lviv oblast

The RMA held a meeting with Rafael Laguens, President of the World Federation of Veterinary Medics. They discussed cooperation with Lviv National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after Stepan Hzytskyi and support of family farms in Lviv oblast.

53 DJI Mavic 3 and FPV drones were sent as part of the Birds of Victory project to the front to the 80th separate amphibious assault brigades, the 24th separate mechanized brigades named after King Danylo, the 125th separate territorial defense brigades and the 65th separate mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The RMA reported that almost UAH 30K was collected for military personnel from Zhovtanets community in the village of Horpin during a charity concert of the People’s Chapel of Bandurists Lvivians.

Students of educational institutions of Strii community together with the Voluntary formation of the community Kurin Strii-1 started a three-day educational field meeting in accordance with the program of the subject “Defense of Ukraine”. They will learn to protect themselves and others in dangerous situations, provide first aid mastering skills aimed at forming readiness for the defense of Ukraine.

Rivne oblast

The police received a report about the mining of the RMA, the regional council, the library, the newspaper and the hydrometeorology in Rivne. The relevant services examined the objects and no explosive devices were found.

12 Rivne marathon runners started in Kyiv. They will carry the Ukrainian national flag, handed over from Bakhmut, across Ukraine to the Polish border, where it will be picked up by Lithuanian participants. The flag will be ceremonially welcomed in Vilnius on July 11 at Lukishkes Square, where the NATO Summit will be held. The purpose of the action is to draw the attention of the world community to the war in Ukraine and its potential to become the 33rd member of the North Atlantic Alliance. That is why 33 participants from two countries (12+21) symbolically participate in the marathon.

The RMA awarded the families of border guards with the 3th degree For Courage awards (posthumously). The award was given to the wife and daughter of junior sergeant Yurii Hrypych and the wife and two daughters of border guard Artem Hurtovoy.

45 children of defenders from Duben region will have a vacation in Poland. They were invited by their partners from the Starogard District of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Children from Holovyn community went on a 10-day vacation to Poland. They were invited by partners from the Divity commune of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

Ternopil oblast

The RMA reported that a group of volunteers from Terebovlia community delivered drinking water, personal protective equipment, etc. to Kherson to eliminate the consequences of the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP dam.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Four unmanned aerial vehicles with all relevant systems were sent from Khmelnytskyi to one of the combat units of Khmelnytskyi oblast due to the funds from the city budget.

Chernivtsi oblast

Since the beginning of 2023, 50 employers of Chernivtsi oblast received compensation for the employment of 132 IDPs. In total, the compensation amounts to over UAH 1.5 million.

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

The EU Council of Foreign Ministers supported the Peace Formula proposed by Ukraine. Josep Borrell said that the European Union will continue global contacts with the aim of finding lasting peace for Ukraine in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter.

The Bulgarian government has approved a new military aid package for Ukraine. Details of the contents of the aid package have not been released.

Rheinmetall will send 14 Leopard 2 tanks ordered by the Netherlands to Ukraine. The first of the main battle tanks should be delivered to Ukraine in January 2024, and the rest of the vehicles during 2024.

Mariusz Kaminski, Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration of Poland, announced that the country will sent thousands of machine guns and millions of ammunition to paramilitary units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, as well as organize treatment of the wounded in hospitals of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the territory of the republic.

The US and Poland signed an agreement to open an Abrams tank repair center in Poznan (Poland).

The EU will send 500 generators to Ukraine for the needs of the areas affected by the explosion of Kakhovka HPP.

HYDREMA 910 demining machines will be manufactured in Ukraine in cooperation with the Hydrema Danish company, the world leader in this field.

Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, held a phone conversation with Emma Aparisi, Adviser on national security, diplomatic adviser to the Prime Minister of Spain. In particular, they discussed Ukraine’s expectations from the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius.

Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, held a phone conversation with Bohdan Aurescu, Advisor to the President of Romania on foreign policy. Parties agreed to prepare further possible contacts at the level of presidents of Ukraine and Romania.

US Senators Chris Van Golen and Lindsey Graham called on the Armed Services Committee to facilitate the transfer of additional US air defense equipment to Ukraine. Lawmakers mention the readiness of one of the two American Iron Dome batteries for deployment and the uncertainty regarding the offer of such systems to Ukraine.

A representative of the International Atomic Energy Agency conducted an inspection at the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant under the agreement between Ukraine and the IAEA in connection with the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. The purpose of the inspection is to verify the absence of undeclared nuclear materials. During the inspection, there were no comments from the IAEA inspector.

As part of the initiative of Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine, to introduce Ukrainian-language audio guides in world cultural monuments for visitors from Ukraine and to popularize the Ukrainian language in the world, the National Museum of Australia has employed a Ukrainian audio guide.

The El Mundo Spanish-language newspaper interviewed Olena Zelenska, wife of the President of Ukraine.

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, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya

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