War in Ukraine today: latest news, May 10, 2023 (photo)

It has been 441th 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 army carried out a missile strike with an S-300 missile on civilian infrastructure in Kostiantynivka, Donetsk oblast. They carried out 35 airstrikes and conducted 4 MLRS attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements in  Kherson oblast. Civilians were affected, and private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

Ukraine is still under the threat of missile and airstrikes.

The russian army continues to concentrate its main efforts towards Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mariinka. The russian military carried out over 30 attacks in these front areas. The fiercest battles are raging near the cities of Bakhmut and Mariinka.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, there are no signs of offensive group formation. Certain units of the russian armed forces remain in the republic of belarus’ shooting ranges.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the russian army continues to maintain a military presence in the border areas with Ukraine. They carried out mortar and artillery shelling on the settlements of Leonivka, Chernihiv oblast; Bachivsk, Khodyne, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Wolfine, Bilovody, and Popivka, Sumy oblast, as well as Veterinarne, Zelene, Hatysche, Zybine, and Budarky, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, the russian military did not carry out any offensive actions. Russian troops conducted airstrikes on the areas of settlements of Masiutivka, Pershotravne, and Terny. The settlements of Mykolaivka, Krasne Pershe, Fiholivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Masiutivka, Lyman Pershyi, and Kyslivka, Kharkiv oblast, as well as Stelmakhivka, Luhansk oblast, came under artillery and mortar shelling from the russian army.

Towards Lyman, the russian military carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Serebrianske Forestry. Russian soldiers launched airstrikes on the areas of settlements of Bilohorivka and Spyriane. The settlements of Makiivka, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Luhansk oblast, and Yamolivka, Spyriane, and Berestove, Donetsk oblast were shelled by russian artillery.

Towards Bakhmut, the russian army continues to conduct an offensive. They carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the city of Bakhmut. The areas of settlements of Torske, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, and Kurdiumivka were targeted by russian airstrikes. Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochky, Zalizne, and New York, Donetsk oblast were affected by russian shelling.

Towards Avdiivka, russian troops carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Avdiivka. The areas of Novokalynove and Avdiivka settlements were targeted by russian airstrikes. The settlements of Berdychiv, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske in were shelled by the russian army.

Towards Mariinka, Ukrainian military repelled numerous russian attacks in the area of the city of Mariinka. The settlements of Heorhiivka and Pobieda, Donetsk oblast were shelled by the russian army.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the russian army conducted offensive actions in the area of Novomykhailivka, but was not successful. They carried out airstrikes on the areas of Prechystivka and Novosilka, and shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, and Novoukrainka.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the russian army continues to be on the defensive. They carried out airstrikes on the areas of settlements of Huliaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Stepnohirsk, Kizomys, and Stanislav. Russian soldiers shelled settlements located near the front line. Among them are Vremivka, Novopil, Donetsk oblast; Malynivka, Huliaypole, Mykilske, Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Kamianske, Zaporizhzhia oblast; Dudchany, Antonivka, Dniprovskoe, Bilozerka, Berehove, Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson were shelled.

There is mass dissatisfaction among the locals of temporarily occupied Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia oblsat, whom the russian occupation administration “evacuated” to Berdiansk. People complain that the russians have placed them in terrible living conditions, in buildings without windows, lighting, hot water, or furniture. In addition, Russian soldiers have indefinitely prohibited “evacuated” citizens from returning to the city of Tokmak.

Russian occupation forces continue to suffer significant losses on the battlefield. As a result, the russian army equips civilian educational institutions in temporarily occupied territories as medical facilities. For example, in Luhansk, the premises of three local hospitals have been completely arranged by russian soldiers as military hospitals for lightly and moderately injured combatants.

Under the pretext of evacuating civilians, russian troops continue to export looted property from front-line settlements in Zaporizhzhia region. In Energodar, russian military personnel completely looted all of the city’s medical institutions, and all medical equipment in the city was taken to the temporarily occupied Simferopol in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. All enterprises located in the industrial zone near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant were completely looted.

The aviation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched 3 strikes on russian personnel and military equipment concentration areas. Rocket and artillery units struck 1 anti-aircraft missile system, 2 areas of russian forces, 1 fuel and lubricants depot, as well as russian radio-electronic warfare station.

The press service of the UNITED24 initiative reported that  “Army of Drones” delivered 2,124 drones to the front for the Ukrainian defenders during the year. In general, 3,839 drones and UAVs are to be delivered within the framework of the project, of which 2,124 have already been delivered. 

The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal, announced that a grant of over 350 million hryvnias was raised for the restoration of the healthcare system. This money will be used to rebuild destroyed hospitals and purchase new equipment. 

The Cabinet of Ministers divided procurement for the army into groups. This was announced by the head of the government, Denys Shmyhal. The first group, which will include defense procurement, will remain closed. The second group is food supply for the Armed Forces – this information will be made public.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russians launched air strikes on Masiutivka, Pershotravneve and Terny in Kupiansk region.  At least 13 settlements were attacked with artillery and mortars.

Press service of the Kharkiv Regional Administration reported that evacuation of children from Velykyi Burluk, Vilkhuvatka, Dvorichna and Petropavlivsk communities, which are under shelling, has been completed.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of Kharkiv RMA, informed that the enemy shelled civilians in Vovchansk with artillery again. A 67-year-old man was killed as a result of this shelling. A 65-year-old woman suffered a stress reaction and did not need hospitalization. Information about the man under the rubble has not been confirmed.

Yesterday, russian invaders shelled cities and villages in Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, Izium and Kupiansk regions. The night before, the enemy launched a missile attack on Kupiansk, preliminary, with Iskander missiles. The buildings of a civilian enterprise and 5 private buildings were damaged.

3 people were injured. A 57-year-old woman sustained light injuries, the doctors assess the condition of a 59-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man as moderate.

The Regional Rescue Department reported that also in the evening, russia shelled Hatyshche village of Vovchansk community with artillery: fires broke out in two private buildings. In less than two hours, the rescuers extinguished the fire, but were forced to return to their location due to repeated shelling.

In addition, a private building, a garage and outbuildings were damaged and a fire broke out in Petropavlivka village.

The shelling of Cherneshchyna village, Izium region, damaged 2 residential buildings and outbuildings.

In Hatyshche village, Chuhuiv region, the enemy damaged at least 2 private buildings and a fire broke out.

Mine clearance is ongoing. Currently, about 270 pyrotechnics are working on this and 15 units of heavy special equipment are involved. About 86K explosive ordnance have already been defused. The sappers eliminate 200-250 mines and unexploded ordnance every day. Yesterday pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service examined more than 12 hectares of territory and defused 301 explosive ordnance.

Destructions in Kupiansk, Kharkiv oblast. Photo: telegram channel of Oleh Syniehubov/Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

Andrii Aleksieiev, head of Kharkiv Regional Infrastructure Restoration and Development Service said that five bridges on national roads are currently being repaired in Kharkiv oblast. By the end of May, they plan to start rebuilding eight more. In total, UAH 4.5 billion is needed to restore 25 bridges damaged by the war in 2023-2024.

Donetsk oblast

Andrii Biletskyi, first commander of the Azov regiment, informed that soldiers of the 3rd Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine advanced 2.6 kilometres and defeated the 72nd Brigade of russian federation during the assault on russian positions.

Serhii Cherevatyi, spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on the United News TV marathon that towards Bakhmut, there were 524 enemy attacks yesterday, 28 engagements, 10 air raids, 203 russian soldiers were eliminated, 216 injured and 5 captured. 

The enemy was unable to withstand the onslaught of Ukrainian defenders and retreated. Army Commander Oleksandr Syrskyi informed about a successful counterattack by the Defence Forces in Bakhmut: russian troops retreated two kilometres in some areas of the frontline. He praised the work of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade.

Serhii Chaus, head of the Chasiv Yar City Military Administration reported that the bridge leading to Skhidnyi neighbourhood in Chasiv Yar was destroyed by russian troops last week. It is no longer possible to drive there. People, who refused to evacuate even before the destruction, remain there. On 9 May, after talking to the locals about leaving, there were no people willing to evacuate. The last time humanitarian aid was delivered there was in April.

Fifteen cities and villages were shelled by russian occupation forces on 9 May. A total of 63 civilian objects were damaged, including 43 buildings, a school and an administrative building.

The night before, French journalist Armand Soldin was killed in Chasiv Yar community as a result of shelling. 

Towards Volnovakha, buildings were damaged in Novoukrainka, Vuhledar community.

Towards Donets, Kurakhove community was under attack 6 times: 10 private buildings and 2 apartment buildings in Kurakhove and 1 building in Ostrivske were damaged. There were isolated attacks in Avdiivka, Marinka and Ocheretyne community.

Towards Horlivka, 1 person was injured, 4 private buildings and an administrative building were damaged in Kostiantynivka. Three buildings in Novodmytrivka were also damaged. Another 4 buildings were damaged in Vasiukivka, Soledar community.

Towards Lysychansk, 2 buildings in Zarichne and 3 in Yampil were damaged in Lyman community. An administrative building in Siversk and 4 buildings in Zvanivka were damaged.

Aftermath of missile attack. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk RMA, informed that yesterday russians killed 1 civilian in Chasiv Yar. Another 1 person was injured.

In the temporarily occupied Mariupol, russians have already dismantled almost 300 apartment buildings and plan to demolish another 700.

The moment when police rescued a 6-year-old girl from shelling in Bakhmut was printed on a postage stamp. The photo was taken on 2 February. The girl’s name is Arina. According to Ukrposhta, the stamp was included in the postal block “Glory to the Defence and Security Forces of Ukraine! Offensive Guard”. The stamp from this series depicts Pavlo Diachenko from Bili Yanholy (White Angels) police evacuation crew.

Rescue of the girl in Bakhmut. Photo: Donetsk Regional police

Luhansk oblast

Relative silence was observed towards Svatove for several days. But yesterday russians tried to improve their tactical position there. On our part of the front, the enemy is acting more cautiously in terms of attacking, compared to Bakhmut. In the region, regular troops are on the offensive. Yesterday, they tried to attack near Stelmakhivka and Bilohorivka and once again were stopped by Ukrainian soldiers. Stelmakhivka, Makiivka and Bilohorivka were under artillery and mortar attacks.

According to the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, the invaders do not think not only about the future, but also about the present. They need to carry out forced certification, they ordered to tighten the screws and they are doing it. Doctors are under another pressure. They need to receive Russian passports between May and June. In the absence of this document, people will first be summoned for questioning by the so-called “Ministry of State Security of the LPR” and then dismissed. There are not enough medical workers to treat injured soldiers, not to mention civilians who in many cities and villages cannot even count on primary care. But the figures are the most important thing for them.

For many months, the invaders have been promising to compensate people for their destroyed property, but only in words. It took several weeks to collect the necessary documents and stand in line. So after overcoming all the obstacles, the great majority was denied or they silently accepted the documents without saying anything about the deadlines.

Ukrzaliznytsia plans to rename 9 railway stations in Luhansk oblast as part of the de-russification of its infrastructure.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Commander of the United Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Serhii Naev announced that air defense units received a batch of SUVs and weapons to create mobile fire groups. These groups will protect the skies above Kyiv and other settlements in the north and northwest of Ukraine. All-terrain vehicles to reinforce air defense units are equipped with large-caliber machine guns and portable anti-aircraft missile systems.

KCSA informed that 11 buildings damaged by russian military aggression were restored in Kyiv last year, and another 3 – this year. Restoration work has been completed in the building on Svobody Avenue and two buildings on Mezhova Street in the Podilskyi District – these five-story buildings were heavily damaged in March of last year as a result of rocket shelling. The restoration of two high-rise buildings on Hlybochytska Street is in progress.

The disassembly of the emergency structures of the high-rise building in Sviatoshynskyi district, which suffered due to an enemy drone attack on the night of May 8, has been completed. The rescuers of the communal emergency and rescue service “Kyiv rescue service” dismantled the external damaged panels of the ventilated facade at a height of 10-12 floors.

Consequences of the debris of a downed russian drone hitting a high-rise building. Kyiv, May 8. Photo: from social networks

Equipment for rescue operations and debris removal, which was received from the French government as part of humanitarian aid, was handed over in Kyiv oblast. The participants of the ceremony were able to see six pieces of equipment in action – on the example of breaking concrete structures and “breaking open” the locked doors of a passenger car. The equipment is planned to be sent to Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv and Kharkiv regions.

“Okhmatdit” plans to create the first specialized center for the rehabilitation of children who suffered due to armed aggression of the russian federation, in hospital conditions. To this end, they planned to renovate the premises of the old surgical building, where all networks and internal arrangements will be completely replaced. In a year, the department will be able to receive up to 290 children from all regions of Ukraine, the total number of patients who will be able to receive rehabilitation services will be up to 3,000 people.

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported that the court decided to try in absentia the ex-head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Vitaly Zakharchenko, his deputy Viktor Ratushnyak and the ex-director of the Department of Material Support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Zinov. Investigators established that former law enforcement officers in January 2014 ordered employees of internal affairs units to use weapons against protesters on February 18 and 19, 2014 at Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv. Then 127 people were injured.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reported that the body of a russian pilot was found in the Kyiv Reservoir. The law enforcement officers established that the deceased was a russian serviceman, as evidenced by his uniform and chest chevron. The instruction for the Mi-24 helicopter pilot was also discovered.

The photo project “Bordermen and borderwomen: family and war” was presented in Kyiv. The event was dedicated to discussing the participation of the military and law enforcement officers in repelling russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine. It was about overcoming gender stereotypes and providing opportunities to combine official duties with the role of father or mother.

Zhytomyr oblast

The regional SES department reported that a sixth train arrived in the city of Berdychiv, in which forced migrants left the east of the country in search of shelter. This time, Zhytomyr oblast received 33 people from Donetsk oblast, including 10 children. The Dovbysh community of the Zvyagel region will become a shelter for the displaced.

A pyrotechnician from Zhytomyr oblast was awarded the “Order for Courage” of the 3rd degree and the badge “For Courage in an Emergency Situation”. At the age of 27, Oleksandr Pavlenko is already the head of the pyrotechnic unit of the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Zhytomyr oblast. Together with his colleagues, he carried out humanitarian demining in the north of Zhytomyr oblast, where active combat operations and shelling were taking place, and was involved in the demining of de-occupied territories in the Kharkiv and Kherson areas.

The Zvyagel city council reported that the co-founder of the German charitable organization Save Ukraine e.V. (Weinheim) Klaus Kepert visited the city to personally hand over rehabilitation medical equipment to the Zvyagel multidisciplinary hospital. The state-of-the-art dynamic simulator for the rehabilitation of the wounded – the DST-8000 log ladder, worth 24,000 euros, was purchased as part of the “Save a life. Gehhilfe” project.

Sumy oblast

During the past day the settlements of Velika Pysarivka, Bilopillia, Yunakivka, Krasnopillia, and Khotyn communities came under shelling. As reported in Sumy RMA, 14 shellings and 88 explosions were recorded. As a result of the shelling, a private home in the Velika Pysarivka community was damaged. On the night of May 10, the russians carried out an artillery shelling of the Bilopillia community – 6 explosions were recorded.

The ‘North’ Operational Command reported that 6 hits from a 120-mm mortar were recorded in the village of Khodine of the Shalyhine community, and 2 hits from self-propelled guns in the area of the village of Bachivsk in the Esman community.

In the city of Seredyna-Buda, pyrotechnicians found a russian rocket that failed during the firing and got stuck in the soil in the garden of a household. As reported by the State Security Service in the Sumy oblast, this is an unguided S-8KOM air missile with a modernized warhead of enhanced fragmentation action – such missiles are designed to destroy armored vehicles and manpower. Sappers removed the warhead of the rocket, took it out of the settlement and destroyed it.

With the support of partner countries, “Sumyoblenergo” received humanitarian aid for a substation that was damaged due to shelling by the russian federation. As reported by the company, it is about 12 110 kV current transformers for one of the substations. 

Chernihiv oblast

The SBGS reported that shelling from various types of weapons was recorded on the border regions of Chernihiv oblast – 10 explosions of 120 mm caliber mines, 22 explosions from artillery shells. The border towns of Zaliznyi Mist, Hasychivka, and Mistky came under enemy fire. As reported in The ‘North’ Operational Command, 20 hits from a 120 mm mortar were recorded in the area of the village of Leonivka.

The Chernihiv RMA reported that work continues on the resettlement of people from settlements along the border, which are under constant enemy shelling. The authorities are ready to provide assistance with transportation, temporary accommodation and essential items to anyone wishing to relocate from a dangerous area.

Work continues on the installation of modern public notification systems in Chernihiv and Novhorod-Siverskyi community (three settlements). In the Novhorod-Siverskyi region, between russian attacks, the relevant services restore power supply.

A memorial complex will be created in Chernihiv to honor the fallen defenders of Ukraine. The city council reported that the complex will be designed for 150-160 burials, will have a central alley, places for farewells and paths. They want to place the memorial on the territory of the cemetery in Yalivschina region, where Ukrainian military and civilians were buried during active hostilities in 2022 (a total of 1,188 people were buried there, including 75 military personnel).

In Chernihiv, three public organizations presented their vision for the rapid restoration of access to education for children of de-occupied territories or territories affected by russian aggression. This was discussed at the seminar “Restoring access to education: dialogue on the role of Ukrainian communities in repair, restoration and reconstruction” organized by “U-LEAD with Europe”. The organizations “Dare to restore”, SavED and “Pro.svit” presented their projects.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

The head of the Dnipro Regional Military Administration, Serhii Lysak, said that air defense forces destroyed three russian drones over Dnipro Oblast on the night of 10 May. 

Nikopol Mayor Oleksandr Saiuk said that the russian army’s shelling of Nikopol damaged an industrial enterprise, two private houses, an outbuilding, and a gas pipeline.

Consequences of Russian attacks. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk

Prosecutor General’s Office Ukrainian reported that law enforcement officers have received a second French mobile DNA laboratory to work in the regions of active hostilities. The laboratory will operate in Dnipropetrovsk and neighboring regions that are affected by massive artillery and air strikes.

Vinnytsia oblast

​​Roman Kashpur, an intelligence veteran from Vinnytsia, is auctioning a Ukrainian flag signed by Valerii Zaluzhnyi. The soldier with a prosthetic leg has run 42 kilometres at the London Marathon with the flag.

Kirovohrad oblast

A representative office of the Mriia (Dream) Foundation, which provides legal, humanitarian, and psychological assistance to the families of fallen soldiers, prisoners of war, and missing persons, is opened in Kropyvnytskyi. The Dream Foundation was founded on the initiative of paramedic and volunteer Yulia Paievska (Taira).

Poltava oblast

The Lubny City Council reported that the Lubny City Primary Health Care Centre has received special food for children from the Charitable Foundation Trust and Help.

The Poltava Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with the Poltava Regional  “Age of Beauty” Fashion centre Children’s Organisation, presented an art event and charity auction in support of the Ukrainian Armed Forces called “Strength in Unity”. They raised UAH 25 thousand for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Cherkasy oblast

Cherkasy retirees Oleksandr Zaspa and Mykola Sviatenko are helping a project that collects unwanted computer equipment to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces in their free time.

Another wartime stamp was redeemed at the Cherkasy post office. This time, it was dedicated to the “Offensive Guard”.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The enemy carried out 107 attacks, including 93 artillery strikes, 10 with multiple rocket launchers, 3 drone attacks, and an air strike. 19 settlements on the front line around Kamianske, Orikhiv, and Huliaipole were shelled by russian army. During shelling in Mykilske, a man sustained serious injuries.

The General Staff reported that residents of Tokmak, who were forcibly evacuated to Berdiansk, complain that the russians have placed them in terrible living conditions without windows, lighting, hot water, or furniture. In addition, the occupiers have banned “evacuated” citizens from returning to the city of Tokmak for an indefinite period.

Under the pretext of evacuating civilians, russian occupiers continue transporting looted property from towns near the front line in Zaporizhzhia oblast. In Enerhodar, russian troops completely looted all of the city’s medical facilities. Medical equipment was taken to the temporarily occupied city of Simferopol in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. All enterprises located in the industrial zone near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant were also completely looted.

The russians plan to “evacuate” more than three thousand employees and their families from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. According to the Energoatom press service, this primarily concerns 2,700 employees who have signed a contract with Rosatom.

Nearly 1,400 hectares of land have been cleared of mines in Zaporizhzhia oblast, but the main work will begin after de-occupation. According to the head of Zaporizhzhia RMA, Iurii Malashko, rescue teams have been formed to clear the Zaporizhzhia oblast of mines. Currently, they are working in the Kherson direction. They will also train civilians to identify explosive items.

Mykolaiv oblast

The enemy carried out artillery shelling of the waters of the Ochakiv community. According to the Mykolaiv RMA, there were no casualties or damage reported.

A man born in 1963 ran over an unknown explosive device on a tractor during field work in the village of Novoochakiv of the Bereznehuvate territorial community. As a result of the explosion, the driver received minor injuries and refused hospitalization.

Fields in the liberated areas of Mykolaiv oblast have begun to be demined with the help of the Bozena tracked machine provided to Ukraine by Slovakia. Bozena is a remotely controlled robotic platform that saves the lives of sappers. Demining is carried out using a chain device that triggers the detonation of anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. The machine demines about 25 acres per day under normal weather conditions.

As of today, the occupier’s forces have caused damages to Mykolaiv of nearly 860 million euros, and no district has remained undamaged. During the full-scale invasion by russia, the city lost approximately 90% of its business. There are almost no manufacturing plants left in Mykolaiv. The main enterprises have closed or relocated.

Odesa oblast

The threat of missile strikes and drone kamikaze attacks remains very high for Odesa oblast. According to the “South” Operational Command, as of today russia has maintained five missile carriers in the Black Sea, with a total salvo of up to 28 Kalibers.

With the blessing of Metropolitan Agafangel of Odesa and Izmail, the religious community of the Holy Candlemas Church of the UOC in Odesa raised funds and purchased a car for our defenders on the front line. The charitable event was organized at the parish by the head of the eparchial department for interaction with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Archpriest Illшa Manita.

A charity fair in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was recently held at the school in the village of Vasilivka. Local organizations and entrepreneurs participated in it, selling handmade sweets and souvenirs with the children. In total, the residents of Vasilivka managed to raise 32,270 hryvnias. Such events are regularly held throughout the Bolhrad region. Children always gladly participate in them, because in every village there are men and women who are now defending Ukraine.

Kherson oblast

Today, a woman was killed as a result of enemy shelling in the Kahovka region. She received injuries incompatible with life as a result of mortar shelling. Buildings and other structures were also damaged.

Yesterday, russian occupiers shelled peaceful settlements in Kherson oblast 63 times, firing 354 shells from artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, mortars, drones, and aviation. The enemy attacked Kherson seven times, firing 44 shells at the city. The russian military targeted residential areas of settlements in the region, as well as a school, a medical center, the territory, and a building of a shopping center. One person was injured due to russian aggression. The police have opened 15 criminal cases for war crimes committed by russian military in Kherson oblast.

On May 10, a tractor driver was blown up on a russian mine during fieldwork near the village of Dmytrenka in the Beryslav region. The tractor burned down as a result of the explosion, and the man suffered minor injuries.

A mobile concrete shelter has been installed in the center of Beryslav. It has thick walls that reliably protect against fragments and is equipped with seating areas.

Lithuanian volunteers handed over protective helmets, night vision devices, hygiene kits, and other supplies to defenders in Kherson oblast. This is assistance from the Lithuanian volunteer organization “Blue/Yellow for Ukraine”.

Humanitarian aid with essential supplies continues to arrive in Kherson oblast. Residents of Shyrokа Balka and Stanislav received family kits with products from the Global Empowerment Mission Ukraine. About 6,600 liters of drinking water were delivered and distributed to the village of Novovoskresenske in the Novovorontsovka community. USAID has provided 15 power generators to meet the needs of the liberated settlements in Kherson oblast. Social institutions in Kherson oblast received 106 washing machines.

Wedding photo session. Photo: Zakarpattia RMA

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

A Memorandum of cooperation was signed between the regional state administration, the main department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Volyn oblast, and the Firefighters of Ukraine public union. The purpose of the document is to support voluntary fire departments that are already working or are being created in the communities of the oblast.

The Kivertsi community sent 4 cars, 3 ATVs, 20 EcoFlow (charging stations), 4 chainsaws, generators and Karcher washers, for the 100th separate territorial defense brigade.

The Lutsk City Council sent humanitarian aid, namely, a generator, a welding machine, a chainsaw, a drill, medicines and first-aid kits, food and hygiene products, construction equipment, power banks, batteries, tactical gloves, camouflage nets and raincoats, for the battalion of military unit A 4548.

Zakarpattia oblast

Zakarpattia supports the National Strategy for the creation of a barrier-free space in Ukraine for the period up to 2030. The RMA signed the relevant Declaration within the framework of the Barrier-free Ukraine conference.

The RMA reported that Kostyantyn Sova, photographer, took a wedding photo of Mariupol defender Valeriia Subotina (Karpylenka), released from captivity and lost her husband at Azovstal.

Wedding photo session. Photo: Zakarpattia RMA

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Ruslan Martsinkiv, Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk, reported that in the city an annotation board was opened to the fallen defender Stanislav Senyk on the facade of Lyceum #6, where the Hero studied.

Lviv oblast

The RMA held a meeting with Henry Marsh, British neurosurgeon and writer. Under arrangements with the  Hospice Ukraine Henry Marshs Foundation and SMART Medical Aid fund it is planned to create a pilot mobile palliative care team. She will help patients who are in the palliative care department of one of the regional hospitals.

As part of the 1K drones for Ukraine initiative, the first hundred drones were sent to the front line. The hundredth drone for the military was purchased by the International Association of Ukrainian Women.

Stepan Khoroz and Stepan Kutnyi, from Lviv district, were posthumously awarded with the 3th degree For Courage Order. Four defenders from Strii region were awarded posthumously. The 3th degree Bohdan Khmelnytsky Order – Vladyslav Palenychka, the 3th degree For Courage Order – Mykola Ozerov, Vladyslav Stasiv and Mykhailo Yaremchak.

Rivne oblast

In Varasha, the Consultative Center for the Support of Servicemen and Their Families has started work . There everyone can get psychological and legal help, advice on benefits, compensations and representatives of the Military Committee will advise.

Ternopil oblast

Another evacuation train from Kramatorsk and Sloviansk with displaced persons in need of medical assistance has arrived in Ternopil. These are patients of hospitals that are located close to the front line. The film crew of the The Times British publication is also on the train, creating unique materials for coverage in their homeland.

A shot car of defenders was brought from the front line to Ternopil. The car of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be on the Theater Maidan until May 12.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Major Zelenyuk Vadim, National Guard officer from Khmelnytskyi, was awarded (posthumously) with the For Military Service Medal. The state award was presented to the parents of the fallen defender.

Chernivtsi oblast

A scientific and practical seminar “European integration of Ukraine – from candidate status to full membership” was held in Bukovyna. Stankulesku Iryna Loredana, Consul General of Romania in Chernivtsi, and Illia Khoch, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Chernivtsi were present at the event.

In Vyzhnichy region the first Security Class was created for the systematic training of students in matters of civil protection, personal safety and a healthy lifestyle.

The charity fair European Spring took place in the Chernivtsi regional center of aesthetic education Youth of Bukovyna. The collected funds will go to support the military.

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

Patrick Ryder, Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General, confirmed that Ukraine shot down the russian dagger with the help of Patriot.

The technical assistance mission of the World Bank has started work in Ukraine. The National Bank noted that the mission’s focus is on the state of Ukraine’s financial sector after the war began.

Instructors from the US train about 2K Ukrainian soldiers in Germany. “Training continues at Grafenwehr. We will be able to continue to provide this type of support, this ability to train Ukrainians, as long as the need persists,” noted Patrick Ryder, Pentagon spokesman General.

Yoshimasa Hayashi, Foreign Minister, announced that due to the russian war in Ukraine, Japan plans to open a first NATO office in Asia.

The French Parliament unanimously recognized vahner company as a terrorist organization.

Representatives of Swedish science and museum affairs came to Zaporizhzhia to make digital copies of Cossack boats raised from the bottom of the Dnieper. The monuments are digitized in case a russian missile hits the hangar where they are stored.

Arman Soldin, AFP journalist, was killed by russian shelling near Bakhmut. According to IMI, Arman Soldin became the 57th media person killed as a result of russian aggression, and the 10th journalist killed in the course of professional activities.

In Poland, the names of Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad oblast were officially changed to Królewiec and Krolewiec oblast.

Salome Zurabishvili, President of Georgia, called russia’s cancellation of the visa regime unacceptable, considering it a provocation. She also stated that such actions are “unacceptable” while russia continues its aggression against Ukraine and occupies the territory of Georgia.

A performance was staged in front of the russian embassy in Prague on May 9. It was called russia – a Fascist State, where a girl acted as a russian fascist and bathed in “blood”.

Performance in Prague. Photo from social networks

In Kazakhstan, an activist brought a toilet to the monument to zhukov in the city of Uralsk on May 9. Zhannat Akhmedyarov thus expressed his attitude towards the soviet regime and the russian dictator putin.

Performance in Uralsk. Photo from social networks

For Europe Day, at the Royal Philharmonic, where the Nobel concerts take place, the Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra performed for the first time music by Ukrainian composers that had never been heard in Sweden before. The orchestra was applauded for almost 5 minutes. All proceeds from ticket sales and funds collected during the television program will be donated to humanitarian organizations in Ukraine. Together with the orchestra, the exhibition of modern Ukrainian art Unbreakable was presented in the lobby of the Philharmonic.

The Lviv Lesia Theater became part of the immersive audio-tour performance With Fire and Rage, which was created for the Eurofestival in Liverpool. This project is based on the stories of ten Ukrainian artists who are on the front lines of military and artistic resistance.

In Leipzig (Germany), an action was held for the Ukrainian Day of Remembrance. It also included an appeal to the Germans for further assistance with weapons.

Action in Leipzig. Photo: UWG

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

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


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