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

It has been the 455th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

It has been the 455th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

What happened in Ukraine today:

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

The russian federation continues its aggressive war at the cost of great losses. Russian troops launched 17 aviation strikes and carried out about 20 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian soldiers and civilian areas.

Ukraine is still under the great threat of missile and air strikes.

The russian army continues to concentrate its main efforts towards Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mariinka. There were 23 combat clashes in these front areas.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the operational situation did not change with no significant signs of russian formations detected. The units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue to carry out tasks in border areas with Ukraine.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the russian army continues to maintain its military presence in border areas with Ukraine. They conducted mortar and artillery shelling on the settlements of Yanzhulivka, Chernihiv oblast, Buniakyne, Shpyl, Oleksiivka, Sumy oblast, as well as Udy, Veterynarne, Lyptsi, Zelene, Ohirtseve, Hatysche, Vovchansk, Budarky, Zemlianky, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, the russian army does not stop attempts to improve its tactical position. Russian soldiers conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Masiutivka. They shelled from artillery and mortar in the vicinity of Stroyivka, Kamianka, Krasne Pershe, Ridkodub, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Tabayivka, Berestove, Kharkiv oblast, and Stelmakhivka, Luhansk oblast.

Towards Lyman, the russian military did not conduct any offensive actions. Russian troops launched an airstrike in the area of the settlement of Dibrova. They shelled from artillery in the vicinity of settlements of Nevske, Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast, Torske, and Spirne, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Bakhmut, the russian army conducted unsuccessful offensive actions towards the settlement of Ivanivske. They carried out an airstrike in the area of the settlement of Bila Hora. Vasiukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Stupochky, Kostiantynivka, Bila Hora, Toretsk, Pivnichne, Pivdene, and New-York, Donetsk oblast were affected by russian shelling.

Towards Avdiivka, russian soldiers conducted unsuccessful offensive actions towards the settlements of Novokalynove and Avdiivka. They carried out airstrikes in the areas of Novokalynove and Stepove. They also shelled from artillery at the settlements of Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Karlivka, Pervomaiske, and Netaylove, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Mariinka, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled numerous attacks in the area of the city of Mariinka. Russian shelling affected Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, Novomykhailivka, and Pobieda, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the russian military shelled the settlements of Vodiane, Vuhledar, and Velyka Novosilka.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the russian army is on the defensive. They shelled the settlements of Vremivka, Novosilka, Donetsk oblast, Olhivske, Malynivka, Huliaypole, Huliaipilske, Novoselivka, Omelnyk, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Kamianske, Zaporizhzhia oblast, Velytenske, Kherson oblast, and the city of Kherson.

The aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 7 strikes on the buildup of russian manpower and military equipment.

Ukrainian troops destroyed 2 russian attack UAVs of the “Shahed” type and 1 reconnaissance UAV of the “Orlan-10” type.

Rocket troops and artillery of Ukraine struck 2 russian personnel concentration areas, 4 ammunition depots, a radio-electronic warfare station, 4 artillery units in firing positions, and 4 other important russian targets.

The belarusian opposition announced that over 2,000 Ukrainian children were deported to belarus. 2,150 children, including orphans aged from 6 to 15, were sent to recreation camps and sanatoriums on the territory of belarus.

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy envisages a new concept of aviation development has been launched in light of plans to obtain F-16 fighters. 

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, there was an unsuccessful russian attempt to attack near Masiutivka and at least 17 settlements were shelled.

Writer Volodymyr Vakulenko, tortured and killed by russians, has been posthumously awarded the IPA Prix Voltaire Award 2023 by the International Publishers Association. The Prix Voltaire Award annually recognises outstanding achievements by publishers around the world in the fight for freedom of expression.

At around 10:30 am, russian troops attacked Odnorobivka village with two air bombs. No casualties but people were left without gas.

Solemn farewell to the fallen defender of Ukraine. Photo from social media

Oleksandr “Porf” Parfenkov, an active member of the Patriot of Ukraine organisation, a participant in the events of the Revolution of Dignity and the battle on Rymarska Street, was held in the last journey. He had been a volunteer since 2014 and died on 28 June 2022 during an artillery shelling from a shrapnel wound. Only today, his family was able to say goodbye to the hero.

Yesterday, russian invaders attacked Chuhuiv, Kharkiv and Kupiansk regions.

 In Lyptsi village, Kharkiv region, private buildings and garages were damaged as a result of shelling. There were no casualties.

Also, the enemy launched intense attacks on Vovchansk, Chuhuiv region. Residential buildings, adjacent territories and vehicles were damaged. A 33-year-old man sustained a mine-blast injury. In Kupiansk, a 56-year-old man sustained an explosive injury. Both victims were hospitalised in moderate condition.                 

Last night, 4 fires broke out in Velykyi Burluk community, according to preliminary information, the invaders struck with Shahed kamikaze drones. A school building, office buildings and the House of Culture were on fire. Rescuers of Kharkiv oblast extinguished all the fires.

Destructions by kamikaze drones. Photo: telegram channel of Oleh Syniehubov/Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

Donetsk oblast

Vitalii Barabash, head of Avdiivka City Military Administration, reported that in the morning, the russian military launched several massive strikes, including two air strikes with unguided missiles. Two people remain under the rubble of a 9-storey building destroyed the day before and they show no signs of life.

Hanna Maliar, Deputy Minister of Defence, informed that the intensity of fighting on the flanks in the suburbs of Bakhmut decreased. Ukrainian troops are gradually advancing.

Serhii Cherevatyi, spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that russian invaders attacked 388 times towards Bakhmut yesterday.  Ukrainian troops destroyed a K-52 combat helicopter, an infantry fighting vehicle, a Grad multiple rocket launcher, two cannons, a UAV and a field ammunition depot.

Toretsk City Military Administration confirmed that in the afternoon, a child born in 2008 was injured by enemy shelling in New-York.

Anastasiia Miedviedieva, spokeswoman of Donetsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that the russian army also shelled Kostiantynivka community and Chasiv Yar. One person was killed and two injured.

Towards Donetsk, three people were injured in Avdiivka during massive Grad shelling. There were attacks on Mariinka and Heorhiivka.

Towards Horlivka, 5 people were injured in Toretsk. 7 apartment buildings, 3 private buildings, 2 administrative buildings, a school, a cultural centre and a church building were damaged. In Kostiantynivka, 1 person was injured and 3 buildings damaged. 1 person was injured and an administrative building damaged in Mykolaivka and 1 person was injured and 3 buildings damaged in Novodmytrivka.

Towards Lysychansk, a building in Torske and 3 buildings in Yampil of Lyman community were damaged. Siversk was also under attack.

Based on the information provided by Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of Donetsk RMA, yesterday russians injured 11 civilians: 3 in Avdiivka, 1 in Kostiantynivka, 1 in Mykolaivka, 1 in Novodmytrivka and 5 in Toretsk.

A motorcycle rally was held in honour of the captured brothers and sisters of Mariupol. The participants drove the distance from Lviv to Kyiv. Among them was border guard Alina Panina, who has been in russian captivity for 5 months and is currently waiting for her husband to return from captivity.

Motorcycle rally in honour of captured Mariupol defenders. Photo: State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Luhansk oblast

Artem Lysohor, head of Luhansk RMA, reported that the invaders executed a man in Nyzhnia Duvanka because of a pro-Ukrainian position.

Stelmakhivka, Nevske and Bilohorivka were under artillery and mortar attacks yesterday.

When it comes to Bilohorivka, russians do not announce any dates or deadlines, but they have been violated many times, Ukrainian military reliably holds the village’s defense. The enemy tried to storm it both yesterday and the day before yesterday with ground attacks supported with artillery and aircraft, but they were unsuccessful.

According to the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, over the past two months, it has become a trend to shoot down the enemy’s outdated armoured vehicles. If earlier these were isolated incidents, in the spring they became more frequent. The other day, four BMP-1s were destroyed in our area of the frontline, decommissioned by the russian army a long time ago, but due to the lack of equipment, they were also sent for battle.

The enemy continues to use civilian medical facilities for its own purposes. For example, the Central District Hospital of Bilovodsk, which the invaders turned into a military hospital, has no vacant beds left; the facility is overcrowded with russians with injuries of varying severity.

Russian authorities have already spent more than RUB 1.4 million this year on “preventive medical examinations” of children in the occupied territories. The so-called “medical examinations” are quick and are considered as formality, which russians use as a pretext for the subsequent removal of children to russian institutions for so-called rehabilitation. The procedure itself is carried out by “independent” doctors from russian regions.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The Minister of Defense of Great Britain came to Ukraine on an unannounced visit. He met with his Ukrainian colleague Oleksiy Reznikov in Kyiv. They discussed the training of Ukrainian servicemen on the territory of Great Britain, the priorities of armaments and prospects of Ukraine’s accession to NATO.

The KCSA reported that during 2022, the fund of protective structures of the capital increased by 394 objects, and in 2023 – by 120. There are 4,014 civil defense shelters in Kyiv today, including 3,393 basement and basement rooms.

Almost 400,000 internally displaced persons are registered in Kyiv, more than 66,000 of whom are children, and almost 14,000 are people with disabilities. As reported in the Kyiv City State Administration, about 250,000 moved to the city from the territories where hostilities are taking place. The resettled people registered in the capital receive all the benefits and assistance provided for the relevant categories of Kyiv citizens under the city program “Care. Towards Kyiv citizens”.

The Recovery rehabilitation center of the national network is operating for wounded soldiers in Kyiv. This is a center on the basis of a state hospital with innovative equipment and created according to global standards of inclusiveness of premises. By the end of 2023, the network will include ten centers on the basis of state medical facilities in various regions of Ukraine.

Kyiv RMA reported that modernization of the security system in Kyiv oblast is underway. The latest video surveillance system with face recognition function is being implemented in the oblast. The presentation of the unified information space of Kyiv oblast community security system took place on May 23. 1,229 video surveillance cameras were purchased using the funds from the regional budget.

The Turkish representative office reported that the Embassy of Turkey in Ukraine organizes a concert of Ukrainian-Turkish music “Two Nations – One Heart”. On the stage of the National Operetta of Ukraine on June 16 and 17, there will be a performance with a selection from traditional melodies and dances to classical works, where historical music and dances of Turkey and Ukraine will be presented together.

Zhytomyr oblast

Zhytomyr oblast continues to receive internally displaced persons forced to leave their hometowns and villages due to the armed aggression of the russian federation. As reported in Zhytomyr RMA, almost 65,000 internally displaced persons live in the oblast, including 18,000 children.

The head of Zhytomyr RMA Vitaly Bunechko informed about the meeting with Peter Van De Velde, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Belgium to Ukraine. They discussed the areas of cooperation with international partners and attracting investments to the oblast. In addition, Peter Van De Velde inspected the Zhytomyr City Lyceum No. 25, destroyed due to the armed aggression of the russian federation, and talked with its students.

The defenders, who are being treated at the Zhytomyr Hospital, joined the promotion tour on history and visited the historical heart of Zhytomyr – Zamkova Gora and the National Museum of Astronautics. At the end of the excursion, the defenders received mugs painted for them by the residents of the oblast as part of the “Draw – Gift!” campaign to Vyshyvanka Day.

Sumy oblast

Sumy RMA reported that the enemy carried out 10 shellings of border communities. 37 explosions were recorded. Velyka Pysarivka, Shalyhine, Nova Sloboda, Bilopillia, Yunakivka, Krasnopillia communities came under shelling. In the vicinity of Velika Pysarivka, the russians fired with MLRS, as a result of which a private residential building, agricultural machinery and a garage were damaged.

At night, the russian military shelled Khotyn community, 4 mortar hits and 6 from AGS were recorded. The russians also fired a guided air bomb at the kindergarten in Yunakivka community.

Consequences of the russian strike at the Yunakivka community in Sumy oblast. Photo: Sumy RMA

The head of Sumy RMA Volodymyr Artyukh announced that on May 22-23, 53 residents (including 20 children) voluntarily moved to safe places from the territory of the Velyka Pysarivka community. According to him, one person was wounded and 10 buildings were damaged in two days as a result of enemy shelling.

Sumy RMA reported that residents of the oblast submitted 276 applications for compensation for the restoration of damaged housing as part of the “eRecovery” program. The largest number of the  applications came from residents of the Okhtyrka community (about 100), as well as from residents of Trostianets and Sumy.

Chernihiv oblast

The ‘North’ Operational Command reported that four attacks from different types of weapons were recorded in Chernihiv oblast: 14 explosions from artillery shells, 26 explosions of 120 mm and 82 mm mines. The border settlements of Yelino, Khrinivka, Hremyach, Yanzhulivka were under enemy shelling.

The State Border Service reported that russian troops shelled the village of Yanzhulivka. 3 hits from a 120 mm mortar were recorded. 14 shots from barrel artillery were recorded in the area of Khotiivka village and 3 shots in the area of Hrinivka village.

Chernihiv RMA reported that two people tripped an unknown explosive device near the village of Khrinivka, Snovsk community, one person died, another one  was injured. According to Ivan Vashchenko, the head of Koryukivka RMA, men were walking along the side of the road. Both are residents of one of the villages of Snovsk community.

Two people were blown up by an unknown explosive device near the village of Khrinivka. Photo: Sumy RMA

Volunteers of the Ukrainian-Danish union Save Ukraine sent an ambulance with the necessary medical equipment for the needs of the Talalaivka Central Hospital. It will serve to transport seriously ill patients to the Pryluky Central City Hospital, which is 70 kilometers away.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to the head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk, russians shelled Nikopol with artillery. 

Serhii Lysak, head of the Dnipro RMA, announced that the Dnipro Regional Office for International Cooperation has been launched in the city of Dnipro. It is a new opportunity for Dnipro oblast. Foreign partners are seeking to cooperate in the regional and individual communities. They will develop proposals in key areas such as the post-war reconstruction of the region, humanitarian assistance to vulnerable groups, and raising resources for social and socially significant projects. 

Jukka Mäkelä, the Mayor of Espoo, reported that Kryvyi Rih and Espoo have become sister cities. Espoo is the largest city in Finland after Helsinki and is considered the technological capital. Cooperation with Kryvyi Rih in the field of education started in the autumn of 2022. The new partnership agreement allows for continued educational cooperation and finding  common grounds in other areas, such as sustainable development, culture, sports, and welfare.

Vinnytsia oblast

Natalia Liubchak, Deputy Director of Education at Vinnytsia National University of Food Technologies reported that UAH 32,000 was raised at a charity fair for the Armed Forces of Ukraine held at the Vinnytsia College of the National University of Food Technologies.   


​​In Vinnytsia, students handed over almost 2 tonnes of waste paper to buy turnstiles and hemostatic devices for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The proceeds of UAH 6,000 were transferred to volunteers to purchase tactical healthcare equipment.

Kirovohrad oblast

In Kropyvnytskyi, the orchestra of the 3rd separate regiment of Special Forces named after Sviatoslav the Brave performed on Maidan Heroes Square. The money was raised for the needs of the Armed Forces. In two hours, the residents of Kropyvnytskyi raised UAH 13,000.

Poltava oblast

The head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, Dmytro Lunin, reported that the Kolos rehabilitation and recreation sports complex has started operating in Reshetylivka. It will serve as a new site for training, rehabilitation of people with disabilities, and training Deaflympians. The opening ceremony of the rehabilitation and recreation sports complex was also attended by UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Ukraine Christoforos Politis.

Cherkasy oblast

Svitlana Korabliova is a photographer from Mariupol. After the full-scale invasion, she was forced to leave her home city and moved to Cherkasy with her family. 

Svitlana became the author of two photo projects. In her photographs, she tells the stories of internally displaced people. For the first project, she took a series of photos of IDPs with the most valuable things they managed to take from their homes. The second one was dedicated to children who were forced to flee the war.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Yesterday, the enemy launched 102 attacks, including three airstrikes, seven UAV attacks, and 92 artillery strikes. The occupiers targeted 23 populated areas in Polohy and Vasylivka regions, including Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Mala Tokmachka, Charivne, Stepove, Zaliznychne, and other frontline villages. As of now, destruction of 26 civilian objects, including private houses and apartments, has been recorded.

Russian military forces continue to militarize the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). The territory of power units No. 1, 2, and 4 is effectively being used as logistics and military bases, housing russian personnel, armored vehicles, and trucks on a permanent basis. The number of vehicles and servicemen varies constantly. Each power unit may host between 5 and 20 pieces of equipment within a day. The rotation takes place discreetly during the curfew. Moreover, the staff of the shift, responsible for inspecting the power units, is denied access to the controlled territory at least 1-2 times a week. Those who attempted to conduct control rounds were tortured and beaten. Some of them are currently hospitalized in critical condition.

Zaporizhia oblast has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Global Empowerment Mission. It was reported by the Zaporizhia RMA.

The high-speed train Intercity+ 732/731 “Kyiv-Dnipro-Zaporizhia” is returning for the first time since the full-scale invasion by the russian federation. The first train is planned to be launched on the tracks on June 10.

Mykolaiv oblast

On May 23, the russians opened fire on the Ochakiv community several times. Artillery shelling of Ochakiv was recorded at 11:00, 12:58, and 14:00. As a result, one person was injured. Private houses, cars, and infrastructure facilities were damaged and partially destroyed. Additionally, gas and electricity transmission lines were damaged, but everything has since been restored. Another artillery shelling was recorded at 20:05, but this time in the waters of Ochakiv community. Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration reported that noone was injured during this incident.

Mykolaivoblteploenergo recently demonstrated the capabilities of an emergency repair vehicle provided by USAID as part of its technical assistance. The vehicle greatly facilitates the utility workers’ operation as it is equipped with everything needed to quickly and efficiently eliminate accidents on heating networks.

The Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory of Municipal Hospital #1 received modern equipment with the support of the World Health Organization. The medical institution received two analyzers from the French company “bioMérieux,” considered the gold standard in microbiology. They include an automated microbiological analyzer VITEC-3 for identifying microorganisms and determining antibiotic sensitivity, as well as a blood culture analyzer ВасТ/ALERT 3D designed for growing blood cultures with constant monitoring of microbial growth.

Eleven schools, libraries, and cultural centers in Odesa Oblast and Mykolaiv received assistance as part of the humanitarian project “Help for Children and the Bravest in Ukraine.” Over two months, the project organizers, along with other Bulgarian companies, collected and delivered more than 400 pieces of office equipment to Ukraine, including computers, monitors, TVs, printers, laptops, and more.

Odesa oblast

The “South” Operational Command reported that the missile threat remains very high for Odesa region. There were two enemy missile carriers in the Black Sea, capable of launching a total volley of up to sixteen “Kalibr” missiles. Additionally, the stormy weather at the sea increases the danger of mines in the coastal zone.

Support from American philanthropists continues. Chris Manson, Vice President of OSF HealthCare and a great friend of Odesa region, has once again brought ambulances and a fire truck from the United States. These three vehicles will be sent to military units and civilian hospitals, while the fire truck will be allocated to a volunteer fire brigade at the State Emergency Service in Odesa Oblast.

Kherson oblast

Yesterday, russian occupiers shelled the settlements of Kherson oblast 64 times, firing a total of 271 shells from artillery, multiple rocket launchers, mortars, tanks, drones, and aircraft. The russian military targeted the villages of Vesele and Lvove with mortar fire. The occupiers maliciously shelled the village of Mykhailivka with artillery fire, resulting in damage to a school, the village council, and the cultural center. Enemy aircraft dropped guided bombs on the city of Beryslav, damaging industrial premises, gas stations, and residential buildings. 

Due to russian attacks, several villages in Bilozerka community were left without electricity and water supply. Kherson was attacked 11 times, with 47 shells fired at the city. The occupiers attempted to destroy infrastructure objects and targeted peaceful residential neighborhoods in the microdistricts of Korabel, KhBK, Tavriyskyi, and others. Shells damaged apartments in high-rise buildings, private houses, vehicles, shops, and road surfaces. Two people were killed and three others injured due to russian aggression.

Consequences of enemy shelling. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast

Sappers have already inspected 40,537 hectares of territory, including 34,965 hectares of agricultural land, in the liberated areas of Kherson oblast. This was reported by the Kherson RMA. During the inspections, over 71,900 explosive objects were found and neutralized.

A mobile concrete shelter has been installed in Tyahynka. The shelter has thick walls and is equipped with comfortable seating areas. The residents of the village can seek safety there during the russian army’s subsequent attacks, as this particular settlement has experienced a considerable number of them.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The RMA held a meeting with entrepreneurs, military personnel and heads of district administrations. They discussed the possibility of entrepreneurs providing defenders with vehicles.

A meeting was held between RMA representatives and representatives of Lviv office of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. They discussed assistance to IDPs and vulnerable categories of Ukrainians returning home through Domanove checkpoint to restore documents, provide psychological support, etc.

A car was sent to the fighters of the 14th separate mechanized brigade from Lutsk thanks to the funds received during a charity auction of works by students of Lutsk Art School in Atlanta (Georgia, the US).

Zakarpattia oblast

Viktor Mykyta, head of the RMA, met with Nikolas Marchik, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the EU, and Martin Gonzhi, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the Committee on Policy and Security. On the agenda are assistance to Ukrainians forced to relocate due to hostilities, military rehabilitation, humanitarian demining of liberated territories, etc.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The RMA held a coordination council of international partners to resolve the issues of IDPs living in Prykarpattia. The meeting was attended by representatives of over fifteen international, humanitarian and charitable organizations, managers and specialists of structural units of the RMA.

In the city of Horodenko, the Alley of Glory of Heroes who gave their lives defending Ukraine from 2014 until  today was solemnly opened and consecrated. Stands with photos were placed on the Alley, on which 52 fallen compatriots of Horodenko and Chernelitsk communities were immortalized.

Lviv oblast

Over the course of May, over 100 IDPs received free assistance at the consultation and coordination center under Yavoriv Regional Military Administration from the Caritas Lviv UGCC CF.

Two objects of soviet propaganda were dismantled in Lviv district. As of December 2022, 40 objects of monumental enemy propaganda have already been removed from Lviv oblast. It is planned to complete the process of decommunization by the end of the year.

In Drohobych, a charity event Strength in Unity was held in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as a charity fair. Over UAH 50K were collected for the soldiers of the 67th separate battalion.

Children living in a social support center and a modular town in Sikhiv were visited by volunteers of the Global Education Connection (the US) public organization, which promotes the improvement of children’s educational opportunities. In addition to communication, the children received comfortable shoulder bags, stationery and books.

Rivne oblast

The first forum for public organizations of the oblast was held in Rivne oblast. They discussed assistance to IDPs and the creation of the Civilian Population Support Coordination Center at the RMA.

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil city council supported the petition on “Termination of all agreements between the city of Ternopil and the UOC of the moscow patriarchate.” The executive committee recommends utility companies, institutions and organizations to consider the possibility of terminating contracts in accordance with the procedure established by law.

In Ternopil, they plan to create a memorial complex in honor of fallen Heroes. It was discussed in the city council during a meeting with the parents of the fallen soldiers.

A temporary memorial dedicated to fallen defenders was opened in Berezhany for Heroes’ Day. After the Victory, a full-fledged memorial complex will be built at this place, where the memory of all the Heroes of Berezhany region will be immortalized.

Memorial. Photo: Berezhany City Council

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The Safety Classroom started working in Polonsk Lyceum # 4. In the interactive classroom, children can learn not only in theory, but also in practice how to avoid various dangers, using the available models and educational products from UNICEF. The first lesson was conducted by rescuers, medics and law enforcement officers.

Chernivtsi oblast

The RMA held a meeting of the coordinating council on issues of national and patriotic education. They discussed military-patriotic training for young people in the summer of 2023.

The RMA reported that specialists of the Center for Psychosomatic Medicine (the US) will conduct comprehensive training for employees of educational, health care and social protection institutions in Bukovyna.

Yurii Fedkovich Vyzhnytsk Lyceum created a bas-relief to Peter Kovaliuk, teacher of history and Defense of Ukraine at the Vyzhnytsk Lyceum, Honored Teacher of Ukraine, commander of the fire support division of the 93rd battalion, the 107th territorial defense brigade. The defender was killed on January 11, 2023 in the battles in Donbas.

International support for Ukraine in the Russian-Ukrainian war (Russian invasion of Ukraine)

Josep Borrell, Head of European diplomacy, stated that since the beginning of the year, as part of the initiative to provide Ukraine with one million artillery ammunition, the states of the European Union have already transferred more than one fifth of it, as well as missiles.

Germany sent a new package of military aid, including the TRML-4D aerial surveillance radar system; 2 Biber armored bridge-builders; 54 Vector reconnaissance drones; 8 anti-drone systems; 17 heavy trucks; 7 trailers; 34 pickup trucks; 8 Zetros trucks.

Oleksii Makeev, Ambassador to Germany, announced that Ukraine will soon receive 110 Leopard 1A5 tanks.

The Netherlands will allocate €260 million to purchase the ammunition for Ukraine. It is about joint procurement for Ukraine by EU countries. It was agreed to join forces in March of this year.

The Netherlands are actively working on training of Ukrainian soldiers, which takes place thanks to the EU training mission. To date, 15.2K soldiers have completed training.

The WHO Assembly adopted a resolution on May 24 condemning aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine, including attacks on health care facilities. 80 countries voted for it.

Patrick Ryder, Pentagon spokesman, announced that on May 25, a new Ramstein will be held, where the strengthening of Ukrainian air defense, provision of ammunition and transfer of F-16 fighters will be discussed.

Andrii Yermak reported that Slovenia recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

The US military will start training the Ukrainian military on M1A1 Abrams tanks, most likely next week. About 250 Ukrainian soldiers will arrive in Germany for training.

Ben Wallace, British Defense Minister, an unannounced visit to Kyiv. They have already discussed with Oleksii Reznikov further training of the Ukrainian military on the territory of Great Britain.

Mariusz Blaszczak, Polish Minister of National Defense, announced that the country can train 30K Ukrainian soldiers and launch additional production of ammunition for the Ukrainian army.

Julius Baer, one of the largest banks in Switzerland, ​​will freeze the accounts of belarusians and russians due to sanctions against the aggressor countries.

The first Diia in DC summit took place in Washington. Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Development of Education, Science and Technology, Minister of Digital Transformation, presented the achievements of digital Ukraine and the vision of further development.

In the US, at the General Kosciuszko Foundation, the exhibition of Ukrainian artists The Will of Peace, a manifesto of support for the struggle of Ukraine. Its authors are father and son Oleg and Oleksandr Denysenko from Lviv. The Will of Peace is a modern Ukrainian epic about the eternal struggle between good and evil. As part of the program of the Kostiushka Foundation, where the exhibition is taking place, it was possible to collect over $1.7 million for humanitarian support of Ukraine.

In Istanbul, the Ukrainian community, together with representatives of Crimea, peoples of Circassia and the Caucasus held a rally in support of the Azov soldiers.

Rally in support of Azov soldiers. Photo from social networks

Ukrainian children’s writer Volodymyr Vakulenko,  killed by the russians in Kharkiv oblast, posthumously received an award from the International Association of Publishers. He became the laureate of the IPA Prix Voltaire Award 2023.

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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