War in Ukraine today: latest news, March 03, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 373d day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

Breaking news

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, announces that a Ukrainian An-124 aircraft delivered 101 tons of humanitarian aid to the Incirlik airbase in Turkey for the victims of the powerful earthquakes. “It is coordinated by the French Armed Forces, delivered by Ukrainian planes, and unloaded by the Turkish and American military. As allies, we unite in difficult times,” wrote the Ukrainian Foreign Minister.

What happened in Ukraine today:

Here is operational information of the General Staff as of 6 pm:   

The enemy conducted 30 air and 6 missile strikes, fired more than 20 times from multiple launch rocket systems, targeting civilian infrastructure. 

There remains a high threat of missile attacks by the russian federation throughout Ukraine.

The enemy is focusing its main efforts on conducting offensive operations against Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk. 

The operational situation towards Volyn, Polissia, Siversk and Sloboda reveals no changes. The enemy continues to hold certain units in the areas bordering Ukraine. There was mortar and artillery shelling at Medvedivka, Chernihiv oblast; Sobky, Bachivsk, Ulanove, Starykove, Atynske, Pavlivka, Riasne in Sumy oblast and about 10 settlements in Kharkiv oblast, including Strilecha, Starytsia, Vovchansk, Budarky, and Ambarne.

Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy continued to conduct offensive actions near Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast and Spirne in Donetsk oblast, but was unsuccessful. They shelled artillery along the contact line, namely Dvorichna, Kupiansk, and Krokhmalne in Kharkiv oblast; Makiivka, Kreminna, Dibrova and Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast and Siversk and Rozdolivka in Donetsk oblast. 

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy continues the attempts to surround the city of Bakhmut. During the day, our defenders repelled numerous attacks in the areas of Vasiukivka, Dubove-Vasylivka and Bakhmut in Donetsk oblast. Hostile attacks took place in the vicinity of the settlements near the combat zone, in particular, Fedorivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Stupochky, Klishchiyivka, Kurdiumivka, Ozarianivka, Diliivka, Maiorsk and Pivnichne in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk sectors, the enemy unsuccessfully attacked the positions of our troops near Krasnohorivka, Kamianka, Avdiivka, Marinka and Pobieda. He carried out artillery and mortar attacks in the vicinity of almost 20 settlements, including Vesele, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Pobieda, Novomykhailivka, Vodiane, Vuhledar and Velyka Novosilka in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the enemy is on the defensive, trying to improve its tactical position to resume the offensive. They shelled 15 settlements with artillery, namely Vremivka, Novosilka, and Zelene Pole in Donetsk oblast;  Huliaipole, Zaliznychne and Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia oblast; Beryslav, Kozatske, Bilozirka and Dniprovske in Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson, as well as the town of Ochakiv in Mykolaiv oblast. There are killed and wounded among the civilian population.

In Luhansk oblast, the so-called occupation authorities continue to exert pressure on local residents, including the most vulnerable. In the settlements of Svatove region, the invaders deprived people of the opportunity to receive pensions and other social benefits by disabling ATMs. Pensioners and other people in need of social protection are offered to receive cash payments on certain days. However, because of this organization, people are mostly physically unable to receive money.  

Aviation of the Defense Forces conducted 5 strikes on buildups of occupants’ personnel and military equipment. Our defenders also shot down an enemy Su-34 and a ZALA UAV.

Rocket and artillery units struck a control center, 3 enemy buildups, an ammunition depot, 2 fuel and lubricant depots, and an enemy electronic warfare station.

The Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories reported that the bodies of 17 soldiers were returned in accordance with the Geneva Convention. In total, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the bodies of 1426 Ukrainian defenders have been returned for a decent burial.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal says that assets of 2 Russian banks worth UAH 17 billion were confiscated. There are no other cases yet. The work is ongoing.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that at 6am, the russian army struck 22 settlements in Kharkiv oblast. During the day, at least 13 settlements were shelled with mortars and artillery.

Andrii Kanashevych, Head of the Kupiansk regional military administration says that the bodies of women who were killed during the russian attack on Dvorichna on February 23 are still under the rubble of the administrative building. The russian military is opening fire and preventing rescuers from starting to clear the rubble.

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, informs that the soldiers have received a special Pinzgauer Vector armored vehicle equipped to transport the wounded. 

The press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office reports that the russian pilot whose plane was shot down in the skies over Kharkiv on March 6, 2022, after he dropped 8 bombs near a TV tower, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The court also satisfied civil claims of three companies in the amount of over UAH 1.1 million.

On March 2, the enemy fired artillery and mortars at the border settlements of Kharkiv, Kupiansk and Chuhuiv regions. As a result of a missile attack on Kupiansk, an administrative building and a medical facility were destroyed from the S-300. In addition, an agricultural enterprise and a grain storage facility were damaged by enemy shelling. 

In the village of Podoly, Kupiansk region, the enemy shelled private households. A 73-year-old woman was killed. 

Mine clearance is underway in the region. Over the past day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service neutralized 31 ordnance.

Donetsk oblast

On the night of March 3, the russian army shelled Avdiivka with artillery three times. In the morning, they launched a rocket attack on a coke plant and a residential area.

russian troops fired 45 times at 17 localities in Donetsk oblast. They shelled Bakhmut 9 times with artillery, destroyed and damaged 18 high-rise buildings and 1 private house. Som casualties are reported.

Towards Volnovakha, Vuhledar and Bohoyavlenka came under fire, with no casualties.

Towards Donetsk, 3 houses were damaged in Tonenke, the Ocheretyne community; Sieverne was hit by an air strike, Kamianka was shelled with artillery, Krasnohorivka was shelled with artillery and tanks. Avdiivka came under artillery fire three times during the night, hitting three streets and the industrial area. In the morning there was an artillery attack on a residential area and an air strike on the Avdiivka Coke Plant.

Towards Horlivka, 18 multi-storey buildings and a private house were damaged in Bakhmut, and 1 person was wounded. Another person was wounded in Zalizne of the Toretsk community. In the Kostiantynivka community, 3 houses were damaged: in Kostiantynivka, Ivanopillia and Diliivka. 14 houses were damaged in Vasiukivka of the Soledar community. 

Towards Lysychansk, 3 houses were destroyed and 10 damaged in Pereizne of the Zvanivka community. Several private houses were damaged in Siversk, and 7 incoming missiles were registered in Torske and Zarichne of the Lyman community.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Military Administration, says that russians killed 2 civilians in Velyka Novosilka, Donetsk oblast. Another 5 people were wounded in the oblast. 

Petro Andriushchenko, Advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, informs that in the captured Mariupol, the russian occupiers are winding down the construction of housing. They are planning to build dormitories in the surviving buildings. He also said that the International Committee of the Red Cross is “helping” the occupation authorities with computer equipment.

In addition, according to him, there were three explosions in the Left Bank district of occupied Mariupol this morning. The occupiers claim that air defense systems were on alert.

Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners destroyed a russian SU-34 fighter jet. The plane crashed near the occupied Yenakiievo. One of the pilots was killed.

Luhansk oblast

Over the past day, russians conducted offensive actions in the vicinity of Bilohorivka and Kreminna towards Kupiansk and Lyman. They were again unsuccessful. They also shelled Makiivka and Kreminna with artillery.

The press service of the Luhansk Regional Military AdministrationIn informs that the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the occupiers plan to build 6 “all-russian” enterprises for processing and disposal of municipal solid waste. “One such plant would be enough for the occupied territories’ own needs. But who wants to breathe in Kursk or Belgorod when there is a place where everything is possible?” the statement added.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informs that in the Svatove region of Luhansk region, the occupiers have turned off ATMs and people cannot receive pensions and social benefits. 

According to Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, last night in the Svatove region our artillery covered a column of russians. There are many wounded, irrecoverable losses, and destroyed enemy equipment.  Heavy fighting has been going on in the area of Bilohorivka for several days in a row, now the russians are shooting at our positions with large caliber shells. The enemy is constantly trying to change the tactics of the offensive in the area of Kreminna now they are trying to advance with tanks and are using Terminators

The Luhansk Regional Military Administration reported that in the new school year, teachers from russia will work in some areas in schools of the occupied Luhansk oblast.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Lieutenant General Serhii Naev, Commander of the United Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, announced that the sky above the capital is protected, because an extensive air defense system is located in Kyiv oblast. The system is always maintained in combat readiness and performs constant maneuver on the terrain. In addition, timely notification and provision of target indications through the appropriate channels of the control system is organized, due to which each team in a short time receives its own separate task to repel the threat from the air.

Anatoly Fedoruk, Bucha mayor said that Victoria Prentice, Prosecutor General of England and Wales visited the city as part of her visit to Kyiv. The investigation of war crimes committed by the russians during the occupation was a priority topic of discussion. 

Andriy Kostin, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, reported that law enforcement officers have opened 70K criminal proceedings. In particular, the 91st russian soldier who committed war crimes in Bucha was identified.

Prosecutor General of England and Wales Victoria Prentice in Bucha. Photo: Anatoly Fedoruk / Telegram

The Center for the Coordination of International Aid and Reconstruction of the Oblast was presented to international partners in the Kyiv RMA. Representatives of international companies that help victims of war in the oblast came. The center will become a regional platform for partners to consolidate joint efforts to restore and renovate Kyiv oblast.

The KCSA reported that the names of four more streets in Kyiv were changed as part of de-russification. Thus, Turhenevska Street was renamed to Oleksandr Konyskyi, and Hertsena Lane to Babyny Yar Lane. In addition, the Central Library named after Zoya Kosmodemyanska in Darnytsia district was renamed in honor of Hrytsko Boyko, a Ukrainian writer and poet.

44% of citizens left Kyiv after the start of the full-scale invasion. Most of them went to other oblasts of Ukraine, a third moved within Kyiv oblast, and every tenth went abroad. This is evidenced by a poll by the “Rating” sociological group.

During the full-scale war, more than 60% of surveyed Kyiv residents noted the deterioration of their family’s economic situation. Since February 24, 2022, almost 20% of Kyiv residents (one in five) lost their jobs, 7% of them were able to find a new one. The economic situation among internally displaced persons is somewhat worse: about 80% noted its deterioration, 14% – it has not changed, and 5% – it has improved. 45% of migrants living in the capital do not work.

American blogger and traveler Paul Barbs, better known for his YouTube blog Geography Now, made a video about Lviv, the capital, and the de-occupied regions of Kyiv oblast. The American visited important places and museums in Lviv and Kyiv, visited volunteer centers and burial places of Ukrainian heroes, and learnt some Ukrainian traditions and history.

American blogger and traveler Paul Barbs visited Kyiv oblast. Photo from social networks

Zhytomyr oblast

A meeting with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs took place in the Zhytomyr RMA. Problems in the energy system, needs of internally displaced persons and their host communities, psychosocial assistance programs and possible interventions to improve accessibility were discussed.

Residents of the oblast will be able to study at the Polis National University free of charge. In 2023, internally displaced persons, discharged servicemen, combatants, and people aged 45-60 will have the opportunity to undergo training in specialties in demand on the labor market, based on already obtained bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Vouchers for training are provided by the Zhytomyr Regional Employment Service.

The border guards of the Zhytomyr oblast received humanitarian aid from Poland, initiated by the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. Fire extinguishers, table-top gas stoves, gas cylinders, sleeping bags, food and medicines were received by the border detachment named after the Sich riflemen.

Sumy oblast

The Sumy RMA reported that the enemy made 177 strikes on the territories of the oblast. 10 territorial communities were under shelling: Nova Sloboda, Khotyn, Bilopillia, Velika Pysarivka, Seredino-Buda, Esman, Znob-Novhorodske, Myropillia, Krasnopillia and Shalygine from mortars, barrel artillery, self-propelled guns and MLRS. Among the damaged objects are a residential building and a power line in the Esman community, a high-voltage line in Znob-Novhorodske.

At night and in the morning, the occupiers continued shelling the border areas of the oblast: 74 mortar, artillery and MLRS hits were recorded in Znob-Novhorodske and Myropillia communities. A private house and a shop in the village of Novovasylivka in the Znob-Novhorodske region were damaged. In the village of Myropillia, four private houses and a power line were damaged by enemy shelling.

Sumy received 210 oil generators from international partners. The supermarket chain “Albert” in the Czech Republic together with the International Volunteer Center 4UA sent heaters and hygiene items to Sumy oblast.

The State Emergency Service of the Sumy oblast reported that another safety classroom opened in Sumy. Rescuers took part in teaching children. Children learned basic safety rules in an interactive way.

Rescuers conducted classes on safety rules at the Sumy school. Photo: State Emergency Service of Sumy oblast

The Sumy regional prosecutor’s office reported that a russian serviceman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing people at an occupation checkpoint in the Okhtyrka region. The suspect held the post of commander of the military unit 196112 in the 4th Guards Division named after Yuriy Andropov. Threatening with weapons, the military of the russian federation took valuable things from the drivers and passengers of the cars. The charges were brought by the Okhtyrka Regional Prosecutor’s Office – the court found the suspect guilty.

The Bilopillia city council reported that the city received 10 electric generators from French benefactors. The humanitarian cargo, provided by the ASTED NGO, will be distributed among communities along the border line with russia.

20 ambulances from the UNITED 24 initiative arrived in Sumy oblast. UBER and American astronaut Scott Kelly are among those who made a significant contribution to the collection.

Tramways of Warsaw reported that Konotop received 4 more tram cars from Warsaw. In total, the capital of Poland plans to transfer 23 wagons to Konotop.

Chernihiv oblast

The Chernihiv RMA reported that the russian military made 71 strikes on the communities of the oblast. Such settlements as Hremiach, Khrinivka, Tymonovychi, Medvedivka, Zarichchia and Mykhalchyna Sloboda were under shelling. An outbuilding in Zarichchia caught fire after being hit by an ammunition. A Volkswagen Transporter was damaged by shelling in Mykhalchyna Sloboda. 492 houses in Novhorod-Siverskyi remained without electricity.

The ‘North’ Operational Command reported that the occupiers fired again at the border of Chernihiv oblast, launching 11 mortar hits on Yeline village of the Snovsk community.

The Chernihiv RMA reports that the Danish company handed over 25 generators for the communities of the oblast. The aid, which is primarily intended to support the operation of critical infrastructure facilities, will be distributed among the communities of the oblast.

President of Latvia Egils Levits stated at a press conference in Lviv that funds for assistance to Chernihiv oblast are provided by the budget of Latvia. He added that assistance from Latvia also includes psychosocial support for Ukrainians, especially women traumatized by the war.

Three border communities of Chernihiv oblast will receive modern ambulances. Fully equipped Toyota Land Cruiser 7 cars will arrive in the near future to Novhorod-Siverskiy, Snovsk and Semenivka communities. Assistance is provided by the WHO and the Ukrainian-Swiss Association Free Ukraine.

Nizhyn received 20 generators from France. The humanitarian cargo was sent by the French National Federation of Civil Protection (FNPC).

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipro Regional Military Administration reports that at night, the aggressor fired twice at the Nikopol region. The Marhanets community came under heavy artillery fire. 

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the State Agency for Regional Development, says that the Nikopol region suffered seven enemy attacks: russian occupants used heavy artillery to hit Marhanets and Myrove communities, firing about a hundred shells.  In the Marhanets community, the aggressor hit a social institution. The shelling also destroyed almost three dozen buildings, 17 of which were private houses and 12 outbuildings. One outbuilding was destroyed to the ground. Three cars, a gas pipeline and power lines were also damaged. 

Consequences of enemy shelling. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Regional Council

In Dnipro, rescuers awarded seventh-grader Tymofii Poterailo, who helped to clear the rubble of the entrances to the building at the Peremoha residential area destroyed by a Russian missile. The guy received a letter of thanks, a helmet and a fire extinguisher.

Vinnytsia oblast

Andrii Verba, Vinnytsia surgeon, who removed an unexploded grenade from the body of a soldier, was awarded the Luhansk Region Defender Badge of Honor.

Vinnytsia received almost 40 tons of humanitarian aid from Germany. These are two trucks with food, medicines, warm clothes, generators, heaters, stoves, hygiene items and other necessary things. The cargo will be distributed on request. In particular, generators will be delivered to the military, stoves and coal – to towns and villages without electricity and gas, food and detergents – to institutions that have become shelters for evacuees and to NGOs that support internally displaced persons.

Kirovohrad oblast

In Kropyvnytskyi, the Pokrovsk City Administration opened a humanitarian hub for internally displaced persons called Yednannia. The hub provides counseling and humanitarian aid.

Serhii Shulha,  Head of the Kirovohrad Regional Council Kropyvnytskyi, announces that designers have created a unique reconnaissance drone. The five-kilogram drone is unique in that the developers have programmed it to perform specific tasks. Such functions are not available in mass-produced Chinese drones.

Poltava oblast

Dmytro Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration, reports on sending a quadcopter with a thermal imager to the military. The equipment will help soldiers better see the enemy on the battlefield.  

Help for the military. Photo: Dmytro Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration

Cherkasy oblast

The Uman City Regional Boxing Federation “ARES” held a boxing match between the Uman team and the Vinnytsia team. The event raised UAH 172K for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The press service of the State Emergency Service in Cherkasy oblast reports that employees of the Uman Regional Department of the State Emergency Service together with a team of young firefighters conducted a “Safety Lesson” for children. The SES specialists taught the rules of safety in everyday life and mine safety in a game form using video materials.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

According to the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, the enemy launched 58 attacks using various types of weapons on residential and civilian infrastructure of Polohy and Vasylivka regions.

The rescue operation after a missile attack on a residential building in Zaporizhzhia continues. A total of 150 people and 36 pieces of equipment are involved, including 76 personnel and 13 pieces of equipment from the State Emergency Service. Utilities have removed 223 tons of the building’s structures. The SES managed to rescue 11 people and evacuate 20 more. A total of 219 people visited the warming center. Psychological assistance was provided to 85 people.

Rescuers unblock 5 killed from the rubble in Zaporizhzhia. Photo: from social media 

According to the Zaporizhzhia RMA, representatives of UN agencies on a humanitarian mission in Zaporizhzhia visited the site of the terrorist attack by russia. Rescue and search operations in the residential building attacked by russian troops continue

In violation of all fire safety requirements, the occupiers at the Zaporizhzhia NPP continue to place military equipment in the machine rooms of the power units. The windows at the plant are covered with sandbags. In addition, the invaders have set up many machine gun positions at the plant.

The occupiers of Zaporizhzhia oblast continue to provide their own comfort at the expense of local residents. In Melitopol, russians are taking an inventory of entrepreneurs and nationalizing “ownerless” businesses. They are conducting door-to-door raids, occupying empty or “ownerless” houses and apartments. And now, under the pretext of forced passportization, they take civilians’ cars. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the beginning of February 2023, russian mercenaries have been actively taking away cars from residents who have not received russian passports.

In Melitopol, the occupiers and collaborators are “tightening the screws” in an attempt to stifle the resistance of the resident. Inspections, abductions of innocent people, and phone searches have become a terrible reality in which Ukrainians in occupied Melitopol have to live. But despite everything, the residents continue to protest against the occupiers. Messages to the occupiers are posted in the city, and graffiti is painted. Recently, brave Melitopol residents managed to hang the Ukrainian flag right under the nose of the occupiers in one of the dormitories of the temporarily occupied Melitopol.

Mykolaiv oblast

According to the ‘South’ Operational Command, yesterday, the enemy fired 8 times from the Kinburn Spit with mortars and MLRS at the Ochakiv community. They targeted sea transport routes, damaged residential buildings, a medical institution and a children’s educational institution. There were no casualties. 

The Red Cross helped Mykolaiv purchase bacteria (worth UAH 12 million) to treat salty wastewater. This was announced today at a press conference by Boris Dudenko, Director of Mykolaivvodokanal. Earlier it was reported that in Mykolaiv, salt water is destroying not only water supply but also the sewage system.

In Pervomaisk, the Clothes Bank project has started operating at full capacity. The regional center of the Mykolaiv oblast organization of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society is implementing the project. The Clothes Bank launched its activities in February and gained momentum in early spring. It is currently helping internally displaced people. People can get donated food, clothes, shoes, diapers, hygiene items, etc.  

Serhiy Kruk, Head of the State Emergency Service, and his First Deputy, Maksym Hrytsaienko, commended pyrotechnics who are clearing the de-occupied territories of Mykolaiv oblast.

Odesa oblast

According to the ‘South’ Operational Command, two russian submarines with a total volley of up to eight Kalibr missiles are on combat duty in the Black Sea. The enemy’s ship grouping consists of 13 units.  The surface missile launchers brought to their basing points are ready for use and can be put on a combat course quite quickly. One intern has already been killed at the front. The rotation takes place every two weeks. The missile threat remains, as the activity of enemy aircraft is recorded.

A multidisciplinary hospital in Biliaivka, Odesa oblast, has received UAH 4 million in assistance from a joint project of UNICEF and the Association of Ukrainian Cities.

According to Natalia Odariy-Zakharieva, Director of the healthcare department of Odesa Regional State Administration, medical personnel from Odesa region are actively mobilizing to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Currently, 116 people have been mobilized.

Kherson oblast

According to the Kherson Regional Military Administration, the russian military fired  at Kherson oblast 65 times, using heavy artillery and Grad systems to launch 366 shells. Private and apartment buildings were damaged. One person was killed and 17 wounded.

According to the ‘South’ Operational Command, the defense forces destroyed two russian observation posts in Oleshky and on the islands, an ammunition depot in the Kakhovka region, and an unmanned reconnaissance vehicle. The defenders also killed seven russian servicemen. Rocket and artillery units continue to conduct counter-battery combat operations.

According to the Kherson regional police, cars with police officers and volunteers came under enemy fire in the village of Zmiivka, Beryslav region, Kherson oblast. A shell hit the car, injuring three civilians and two police officers. The badly injured volunteers were taken to hospital.

Hostile fire on a car with police and volunteers. Photo from social networks

According to the report of the press service of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, this morning, the occupiers fired at Kherson oblast once again. Near the village of Tomaryne, Beryslav region, a tractor driver was fired upon, and taken to the nearest medical facility by the military. Doctors could not do anything, only pronounced him dead. Two people were wounded after the shelling of Kozatske village in the Kakhovka region. In Kherson, an employee of one of the enterprises was wounded by a fragment of a russian shell. The victim was hospitalized.

In the Beryslav region, near the village of Arkhanhelske, a tractor hit an explosive device. As a result, two people engaged in agricultural work sustained injuries of varying severity. The tractor caught fire and was extinguished by rescuers. The victims were hospitalized.

The russian army places ammunition depots in schools in the occupied Kherson oblast. In this way, the enemy turns them into military targets. At the same time, the russians know that the locals report their location to the Ukrainian Armed Forces and therefore deliberately set up warehouses in civilian buildings in the centers of settlements, putting the locals at risk of detonation. The enemy also intensifies repressions after each strike by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on military targets, hoping to reduce data leakage.

According to the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, 84 children abducted by russians from the occupied territory of Kherson oblast are being held in Yevpatoria. The children continue to be transported to summer camps in Crimea: Druzhba, Zdravnytsia, Promyslivyi, Mriia and Chaika. From there they are sent to russia. The occupiers are doing this to demoralize Ukrainians and to expose children to russian propaganda.

The Children’s Regional Clinical Hospital in Kherson has received new equipment. This includes an intensive phototherapy lamp for newborns and two ENT diagnostic kits. The equipment was purchased and delivered to Kherson with the assistance of philanthropists Alexandra Vasilkova and Lena Gostkowski, refugees from Ukraine in Bad Bramstedt, Germany, Andriy Svetlov and Dmytro Pryadko, and the team of the Good Deed Foundation.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The Lutsk City Council met with a delegation from  Rzeszow, Poland, chaired by Bartholomew Richter, representative of the Subcarpathian Regional Council of Future Industry.  They discussed procurement moratoriums, grant programs, etc.

The Volyn military received a bathhouse on wheels (a converted truck body) from residents of the Kivertsk community. Every detail has been designed to make the soldiers comfortable,including a generator to heat water for showers, an axe and chainsaw to prepare firewood for the baths, and hygiene items and brooms for the bath.

Zakarpattia oblast

The First International Congress of the Coordination Platform VzaiemoDiia was held in Uzhhorod. Among participants are distinguished guests from Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, people’s deputies of Ukraine, representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and the Zakarpattia RMA. Information and intellectual resistance and offensive, investments in the future for victory, peace and reconstruction were discussed.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The RMA, together with Brian Kempl, Head of USAID DOBRE Program, signed a Memorandum of cooperation.

The RMA reported that 65 Motorola DP4401E radio stations (worth over UAH 2.1 million) were sent to the military from Prykarpattia. Radio stations are tested for compliance with military standards.

In Ivano-Frankivsk, the Bell of Remembrance, dedicated to the Defenders, who gave their lives against russian aggression for independence and the future Victory, rang out again.

Prykarpattia journalist Maksym Vepryk was awarded with the Order For Courage of the 3rd degree. The award was presented to the Defender by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a working trip to Lviv.

Presentation of the award. Photo: Ivano-Frankivsk RMA

Lviv oblast

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of Latvia Egils Levits together with the first ladies arrived in Lviv. They honored the memory of Ukrainian soldiers who fell during the russian-Ukrainian war. Volodymyr Zelenskyy also visited wounded fighters in one of the Lviv hospitals.

Commemoration of fallen Ukrainian soldiers. Photo: Lviv RMA

A round table “Challenges for the economy of Ukraine and Lithuania in the conditions of war – let’s look for better economic solutions together” was held in Lviv. Ukrainian and Lithuanian parliamentarians, government officials and businessmen exchanged ideas for deepening cooperation between the two countries.

The Lviv City Council met with Jurgen Rigterink,First Vice President of EBRD and Mateo Patrone, EBRD Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus to discuss support for Ukraine.

Andrii Sadovyi, Mayor of Lviv, met with Etienne de Ponsin, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Ukraine. The leader of Lviv emphasized the unequivocal position of Ukrainians regarding the inadmissibility of russian athletes’ participation in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

For the first time in Chervonohrad, a team of young firefighters is being introduced by the State Emergency Service. Schoolchildren will be taught how to act in emergencies. To this end, the Chervonohrad District Military Administration, the Chervonohrad Regional Department of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Lviv Oblast and the Belz City Council signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

The Sambir Regional Military Administration and UNICEF intend to expand cooperation. Priorities are social protection of children, preschool education, youth policy and health care.

The RMA reported that Druzhkivka (Donetsk oblast) received food, goodies and children’s drawings from the Zolochiv region.

The exhibition of children’s drawings Living Earth was opened in the Lviv Museum of the History of Religion. The theme of the drawings is how Ukraine’s nature was affected by the war. 82 graphic works of children aged 6 to 16 were presented at the exhibition.

Exhibition Living Earth. Photo: Lviv RMA

Rivne oblast

Vitalii Koval, Head of the Rivne RMA, reported that the situation is calm on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. Fortification and engineering structures are being built daily near the border. Currently, the second line of anti-tank trenches is being dug and barricades made of special concrete structures (tetraids) are being installed.

The RMA held a meeting with the military, border guards, heads of regional military administrations and communities of the northern regions. The key issue is the defense capability of the oblast.

Ternopil oblast

In the RMA a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France in Ukraine, Etienne de Ponsin and the delegation of the Embassy of France in Ukraine was held. They discussed the current military and humanitarian situation in the country and oblast.

In the RMA, a meeting was held with IDPs, namely with orphans and children deprived of parental care. The key goal is the adaptation of these children in a new place. As part of the Professional Integration of IDPs/EU4Skills project, which was implemented by GIZ Ukraine, children were given German laptops.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Oleksandr Symchychyn, Mayor of Khmelnytskyi, spoke at a session of the City Council of Stuttgart (Germany). After his speech, the deputies voted for concluding an agreement on twinning relations in the Quadrangle of Cooperation and Development between Khmelnytskyi, Stuttgart, Strasbourg and Dresden. In addition, humanitarian cargo was formed, which included 42 generators.

The RMA reported that benefactors donated a Neoplan bus for the needs of one of the military units.

Chernivtsi oblast

The CF United to Win together with the NGO Colping Affairs in Ukraine provide food to IDPs living in the Chernivtsi regional center of social and psychological assistance. Since the war began, volunteers have brought 130K portions (about 300 are provided daily).

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

John Kirby, Spokesman of the National Security Council of the White House, stated that the US announced a new package of $400 million military aid to Ukraine. The aid will mainly include ammunition.

Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced that in Germany, the US experts are training Ukrainian soldiers how to plan a war. Details are not disclosed.

Howard Buffett donated $16.3 million to the Superhumans Center (a clinic for war injuries in Lviv oblast). $1 million of this amount will be used for prostheses for the first patients. The rest will be used for repairs and the purchase of equipment for the first building of the clinic.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of Latvia, Egils Levits in Lviv. Heads of state discussed the reconstruction of Ukraine and the strengthening of sanctions against russia. In addition, parties signed a declaration certifying that Latvia supports full-fledged European integration of Ukraine and its membership in NATO.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a phone conversation with Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil. They discussed diplomatic efforts to bring back peace to Ukraine and the world.

Matt Olsen, Assistant Attorney General, announced that the US Ministry of Justice is recruiting dozens of new prosecutors to prevent the russian federation from evading sanctions.

Rafael Grossi, IAEA Director General, announced that a rotation of IAEA inspectors took place at the temporarily occupied ZNPP.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, will visit the US and Canada. Among the key topics to discuss are support for Ukraine and sanctions against the russian federation.

The EU stated that only the complete withdrawal of russian troops and equipment can improve the situation at the Zaporizhzhia NPP. The statement also emphasized that Ukraine has the right to release and restore full control over all territories occupied by russia within its internationally recognized borders, including Crimea.

Sviatoslav Vakarchuk and Robert Del Naya, the co-founder of the cult Massive Attack, released a joint single (a remix of the song Hugs by the Okean Elzy band). All funds from the sale of the single will be donated to UNITED24 to implement the Rebuilding Ukraine programme of restoring destroyed houses in Kyiv oblast.

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

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

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