War in Ukraine today: latest news, May 26, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 457th 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 cynically continues to employ tactics of terror. They carried out 18 missile strikes on populated areas in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions, using 10 air-launched cruise missiles Kh-101/Kh-555, destroyed by Ukrainian soldiers. Additionally, they launched 8 guided anti-aircraft missiles S-300/S-400 at the city of Dnipro. Furthermore, the russian army conducted 60 airstrikes, including the deployment of Iranian combat drones of Shahed type on the cities of Merefa and Izium, Kharkiv oblast, as well as guided aviation bombs on the city of Avdiivka and the town of New York (Donetsk oblast). Moreover, the russian military carried out approximately 34 artillery shelling attacks on Ukrainian military positions and populated areas using multiple rocket launcher systems. There have been casualties and injuries among civilian population, and damage has been inflicted on a medical facility in the city of Dnipro, educational institutions in Izium and New York, as well as residential apartment buildings and private houses.

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

The russian army continues to concentrate its main efforts towards Kupiansk, Lymanske, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka directions. In total, there have been 18 clashes in these frontline areas.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the operational situation did not change.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the russian army conducted an aerial strike in Zemlianky area of the Kharkiv region, as well as mortar and artillery shelling on the settlements of Senkivka, Sosnivka, Zaliznyi, Chernihiv oblast; Svarkove, Stari Vyriky, Pavlivka, Volfyne, Basivka, Zapsillia, Myropillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Sumy oblast, and also Odnorobivka, Kozacha Lopan, Strylecha, Hlybokе, Neskuchne, Zelene, Ternova, Staritsya, Hatysche, Vovchansk, Karaiche, Mala Vovcha, Budarky, and Vilkhuvatka, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, the russian army continues its attempts to improve their tactical position. Russian troops conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in Masutivka area. Aviation strikes were carried out near Kyslivka, Kotliarivka, Tabaivka, and Raigorodka, Kharkiv oblast. Artillery and mortar shelling by the russian army affected Kolodiazne, Dvorichna, Masutivka, Kyslivka, Kamyanka in the Kharkiv region, and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk.

Towards Lyman, the russian army conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in Bilohorivka area. They also carried out an aviation strike in that area. Artillery shelling affected Nevske, Dibrova, Bilohorivka in Luhansk region, and Verkhniokamianske and Spirne, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Bakhmut, russian soldiers conducted unsuccessful offensive actions towards Predtechyne. They carried out airstrikes in the areas of Hryhorivka and Bila Hora. The shelling also affected Vasyukivka, Pryvillia, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Kalynivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Stupochky, Predtechyne, Kostiantynivka, Bila Hora, and Pivnichne, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Avdiivka, the russian army did not conduct any offensive actions. They carried out aviation strikes on Avdiivka and Pervomaiske and conducted artillery shelling on the settlements of Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Karlivka, and Nevelske, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Mariinka, Ukrainian troops repelled numerous russian attacks in the area of the city of Mariinka. At the same time, Heorhiivka and Pobeda, Donetsk oblast came under russian shelling.

Towards Shakhtarsk, russian soldiers conducted an airstrike in Vuhledar area and carried out shelling on the settlements of Paraskeviivka, Vuhledar, and Prechystivka.

Towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, the dussian army continues defensive actions. They conducted an aviation strike near Stepove in the Zaporizhzhia region. Russian troops also shelled the settlements of Vremivka, Novosilka, Donetsk region; Olhivske, Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky, and Kamianske in the Zaporizhzhia oblast; Zolota Balka, Vesele, Kozatske, Lvove, Antonivka, Kizomys, Stanislav, Kherson oblast, and the city of Kherson.

Several dozen russian servicemen have arrived in the temporarily occupied Novopetrivka, Donetsk oblast to conduct so-called “counter-sabotage measures.” They conduct searches in private houses, confiscate mobile devices, and illegally seize vehicles belonging to residents. In essence, they are simply looting the citizens.

The Defense Forces’ aviation conducted 8 strikes on buildups of russian personnel and military equipment

The rocket troops and artillery hit 3 command posts, 2 armament and military equipment concentration areas, 1 ammunition depot, 2 artillery units in firing positions, 1 air defense system, and another important russian target.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, in total, russia killed 483 children. Over 984 children received injuries of varying degrees of severity. The most affected children were in Donetsk oblast – 462, Kharkiv oblast – 278, Kyiv oblast – 128, Kherson oblast – 102, Zaporizhzhia oblast – 91, Mykolaiv oblast – 89, Chernihiv oblast – 70, Dnipropetrovsk oblast – 70, Luhansk oblast – 67.

The Chief Intelligence Directorate reported that the  vessel of a russian oligarch worth almost UAH 1 billion was arrested. The owner of the vessel is part of the Kremlin’s inner circle and is one of the largest financial donors of the war against Ukraine.

Four people are considered missing after a missile attack on Dnipro, said Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russian troops launched air strikes on five settlements. At least 19 settlements were attacked with artillery and mortars.

Residents of Husarivka disappeared during the occupation in March 2022. They were villagers returning from a farm where they were feeding cows. One of five men was found in the basement. The invaders burned the body of the deceased. Investigators have been searching for the bodies of  other villagers for over a year.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, reported that the night attack by 18 drones in Kharkiv oblast last night was the “most massive” during the full-scale invasion.

Last night, the enemy attacked Merefa, Kharkiv region, and Izium with Shahed UAVs.

In Merefa, a civilian enterprise was damaged and a fire broke out. In Izium, a building of an educational institution and a garage with agricultural machinery were damaged and fires broke out. Preliminary, there were no casualties as a result of the night strikes by Shaheds.

Yesterday, the enemy shelled settlements of Kharkiv, Kupiansk and Chuhuiv regions. In Vovchansk, Chuhuiv region, 2 residential buildings and outbuildings were damaged. The shelling of Mala Vovcha village, Chuhuiv region, damaged 4 private buildings and outbuildings and led to a fire. A private residential building was damaged in Tsyrkuny village, Kharkiv region. The shelling of Kupiansk damaged a building and a garage.

In Protopopivka village of Balakliia community, Izium region, 2 men were injured by an unknown explosive object. A 39-year-old man, who was carrying a suspicious object in the sidecar of a motorbike, died on the spot. A 45-year-old man, who was nearby, was injured and hospitalized in moderate condition.

Donetsk oblast

Towards Avdiivka, Ukrainian border guards repelled a ten-hour-long assault. Russian troops used chemical weapons and heavy equipment.

Russian troops also shelled frontline villages with artillery. Two women were injured in Torske and a man killed in Vasiukivka.

In the afternoon, russian troops launched a missile attack on downtown Avdiivka. A cruise missile hit an apartment building.

Oleksii Roslov, head of Kostiantynivka City Military Administration, informed about russian shelling in the afternoon. A 73-year-old woman was injured.

Russians dropped a FAB-250 bomb on New-York – 1 person was injured. The city was hit this morning – 3 apartment blocks, a nursery, an outpatient clinic, a cinema and a gym were damaged.

The previous day, russians hit the dam of the Karlivka Reservoir, putting 6 settlements with a population of 981 people under threat of flooding. Yesterday, 26 people, including 8 children, were evacuated from the threatened area. This morning, the situation has stabilized and the water level is falling. Transport connections in the community are working.

Yesterday, russian troops shelled 7 cities and settlements. A total of 15 civilian objects were damaged and a dam destroyed.

Towards Volnovakha, russians shelled Shakhtarske of Velyka Novosilka community, damaging 3 buildings.

Towards Donetsk, Marinka and Heorhiivka were shelled overnight and 1 person killed in Krasnohorivka. Kurakhove was shelled twice – at least 2 private buildings and one 2-storey building were damaged.

Towards Horlivka, 4 apartment buildings in Kostiantynivka and a private building in Pleshchiivka of Illinivka community were damaged. In Chasiv Yar community, 5 private buildings were damaged. In Toretsk community, 3 buildings and the building of an enterprise in New-York were damaged.

Towards Lysychansk, Siversk and Dronivka were under attack.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration said that yesterday russians killed 1 civilian in Krasnohorivka. One more person was injured in the region.

The ‘Supreme Court’ of the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ sentenced Mykhailo Shvets, a sergeant of the Azov regiment’s military unit 3057, to 22 years in a strict regime colony. He was accused of the alleged murder of a resident of Mariupol.

Luhansk oblast

In both directions of our frontline, the enemy keeps trying to improve the tactical situation. The situation in Bilohorivka, which russians are trying to storm every day, is getting more complicated. Yesterday, russians shelled the settlement with cannons and multiple rocket launchers, conducted an air strike and launched an infantry attack. But our soldiers, who are desperately defending the settlement, stopped the enemy. In addition to Bilohorivka, the invaders targeted Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Nevske and Dibrova.

Referring to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, even russian heraldry experts are furious at the poor quality of the works that were put up for voting earlier this week to determine the new coat of arms by the occupation authorities of Sievierodonetsk. Earlier, this event was declared a shame in front of the city’s founders – chemists and builders. And yesterday, even representatives of the aggressor country appealed to local pseudo-leaders to stop the vote on the election of Sievierodonetsk’s coat of arms “and not to embarrass their city with such symbols, which were poorly prepared by amateurs”.

Residents of Borove, a settlement near Sievierodonetsk, also agree that the occupation administration is amateurish. At the end of February, they asked for help after the streets of the settlement were flooded with groundwater. They were heard a month later, inspected the territory of the settlement that could be reached by transport, because there was no other, and were told to wait for a decision. The solution came on its own. A week before summer, when the water that had been standing in the streets for three months began to disappear. However, it still remains in the yards and basements of buildings.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Kyiv RMA reported that the oblast was subjected to another russian missile attack this night. As a result of falling fragments of downed targets, seven private houses were damaged in two communities.

The KCMA reported that debris damaged the roof of a shopping and entertainment complex and a car in the parking lot in Obolonskyi district, a private house in Shevchenkivskyi district in Kyiv. The attack was carried out by Tu-95MS strategic bombers from the Caspian region, probably by cruise missiles of the X-101/555 type.

The fighter of “Azov” and the defender of Mariupol, Major Serhiy Pavlichenko, was taken on his last journey in Kyiv. Serhiy defended Azovstal, surrendered on the orders of the command and died on July 29 during an explosion perpetrated by the russians in the Olenivka colony. After the body of the deceased was returned, the family was waiting for examinations to be carried out and only now it became possible to say farewell to him.

The head of Kyiv RMA Ruslan Kravchenko said that the complex restoration of private houses damaged or destroyed due to russian aggression has started near the Irpin Lipky housing complex in Irpin. According to him, more than 300 residents were left without housing at the intersection of Bahirova Street and Hostomelskyi Highway. The project involves major repairs of the 31st private house, in which windows, doors, fences, roofs will be replaced and thermal modernization of the facades will be carried out.

The restoration of private houses damaged due to russian aggression has started in Irpin. Photo: Kyiv RMA

The State Border Service reported that at the entrance to Kyiv, border guards stopped a priest of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate, in whose phone they found subscriptions to channels with russian propaganda and photos of military equipment. The priest’s subscriptions contained many profiles with anti-Ukrainian materials, and the phone book contained russian numbers. Priest was handed over to the Security Service.

On Kyiv Day, May 28, the jubilee, thirtieth “Run under the chestnuts” will take place. Due to the war, the event will be held online – participants will join the action from any safe city or country. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the needs of the Center for Children’s Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, as well as for an ambulance to transport the wounded in war zones and frontline territories. More than 100 corporate teams have already registered and made charitable contributions.

Zhytomyr oblast

A large-scale program of restoration and rebuilding of social infrastructure in Zhytomyr oblast will be launched for a total amount of over UAH 1 billion. These funds are going to be directed to approximately 15 projects. This was announced by the head of the RMA Vitaliy Bunechko during a meeting with journalists as part of the press tour “Local communities of Zhytomyr oblast under martial law. Challenges and achievements”. According to him, with the joint efforts of the state, international partners, communities, businesses and volunteers, over 1,800 objects in the oblast have already been restored.

On May 25, the tenth train with migrants from Donetsk oblast arrived in Berdychiv. This time, 21 residents, 11 of whom are children, came from the areas of hostilities. Internally displaced persons will be accommodated in Zhytomyr and Berdychiv regions. According to the information of the regional military administration, almost 65,000 displaced people have already found shelter in Zhytomyr oblast.

Sumy oblast

Sumy RMA reported that the russians carried out 14 shellings. Khotyn, Yunakivka, Nova Sloboda, Putivl, Velika Pysarivka, Esman, Shalyhine communities came under shelling, 57 explosions were recorded. As a result of mortar shelling, the power line in Khotyn hromada was damaged.

At night and in the morning, the communities of Bilopillia, Nova Sloboda, Velika Pysarivka and Shalyhine were subjected to enemy shelling. The enemy launched 6 attacks using artillery and mortars, a total of 57 explosions were recorded.

As a result of the shelling by the russians, the “House of Children’s and Youth Creativity”, the premises of the Sereda Lyceum and the administrative premises of the Velyka Pisarivka settlement were damaged. As reported in Sumy RMA, the artillery shelling was carried out from the territory of the russian federation. Three explosions were recorded. According to the ‘North’ Operational Command the settlements of Romashkove, Svarkove and Boyaro Lezhachi came under artillery and mortar fire. A total of 21 hits were recorded.

The Office of the Prosecutor General reported that the scenes of war crimes committed by the russian invaders in Sumy oblast were inspected by the International Criminal Court Team headed by Caroline Barker, accompanied by management and prosecutors. ISS specialists visited the communities of Okhtyrka and Romny regions, where crimes against people and objects of civil infrastructure were documented. They inspected private houses in Sumy, on which the invaders dropped two aerial bombs, which resulted in the death of 14 people, including four children. The collected evidence is necessary to prove the guilt and bring to justice all those who committed war crimes.

Security measures have been introduced in the 5-kilometer border zone in Sumy oblast. The corresponding order was signed by the head of Sumy RMA Volodymyr Artyukh. It is about coordinating with the military command and local self-government bodies the departures of repair and restoration teams and workers of agricultural enterprises, the mandatory provision of such teams with means of personal protection (armored vests, helmets) and individual first-aid kits.

Sumy RMA reported that from June 13, a new type of passes will be valid in the oblast during the curfew. The curfew will not change and continue as before – from 23:00 to 04:00.

Chernihiv oblast

The SBGS reported that russian troops continue their criminal tactics of shelling the Ukrainian border. During the night of May 25 and 26, six attacks from various types of weapons were recorded in Chernihiv oblast: 27 explosions from artillery shells, 20 explosions of 120 mm caliber mines. The border towns of Kamianska-Sloboda, Hay, Zarichchya, Senkivka, Buchky came under enemy shelling.

The ‘North’ Operational Command reported that russian troops shelled the Snovsk and Semenivka border communities three more times. 12 mortar hits were recorded in the area of the village of Zalizniy Mist – a private household was damaged, 10 mortar hits in the area of the village of Krasni Lozy and 8 hits from barrel artillery in the area of the village of Khrinivka.

The head of Chernihiv RMA Viacheslav Chaus announced that the oblast was visited by a delegation led by Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and representatives of diplomatic missions of five countries: Belgium, Ireland, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He thanked UNHCR Ukraine – the UN Refugee Agency in Ukraine and its representative in Ukraine Karolina Lindholm Billing for the initiative of the visit.

Chernihiv RMA reported that 722 applications for restoration of damaged housing in Diia were received from residents of the oblast. People whose houses were damaged due to russian aggression continue to apply for participation in the eRecovery program. In total, more than 18,000 reports of damaged and destroyed housing were recorded in the oblast.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

The ‘East’ military unit shot down five cruise missiles and seven shaheds over the oblast.  However, there were some strikes. One man was injured in the attack on Dnipro. Two residential buildings, two cars, a transport company, private enterprises and a petrol station were damaged in the city. The russian occupiers attacked Marhanets community again with a drone in the evening of May 25.

According to the head of the regional council, Mykola Lukashuk, the russians fired a ballistic missile at Dnipro medical facility in the morning.  2 men born in 1953 and 1966 were killed with the strike. 31 people were injured, including 8 doctors and two children born in 2020 and 2017. 16 people were hospitalised, the rest were treated on an outpatient basis.  According to the latest information from doctors, two of the victims are in grave condition and 12 are in moderate condition. The medical facility was partially destroyed, the second floor caught fire. A one-storey building of a private enterprise nearby caught on fire as well. The fire covered 200 square metres and was extinguished by rescuers.  A sports complex, an educational institution, a private residential building, veterinary hospital, multi-storey buildings and cars were also damaged.

In the morning, russians shelled Nikopol. The attack damaged a sports complex and a residential building.

Consequences of russian shelling, Dnipro. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk

Vinnytsia oblast

​​Vinnytsia Mayor Serhii Morhunov announced that four Vinnytsia residents were released yesterday. Some of them were considered missing.

Kirovohrad oblast

A memorial plaque was unveiled at the Erudite gymnasium in Kropyvnytskyi, dedicated to Natalia Frauscher (Yatsun), who goes by the call sign “Avstriika”. She had been at the front since 2014. After the full-scale invasion of the russian aggressor, Natalia joined the Hospitallers medical battalion, where she provided medical care to the military. Her life was cut short in June last year.

Poltava oblast

Eight soldiers from all regions of Poltava region were released from russian captivity on 25 May. They were captured in Donetsk oblast during the defense of Ukraine from the russian army.

Cherkasy oblast

According to the Head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets, air defense forces shot down a Shahed over Cherkasy region at night. 

According to the Security Service of Ukraine, Red Cross volunteers handed over 2 diesel generators, sleeping bags, IFRC kits, and other necessities to the rescuers.  

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Today, the enemy launched an artillery strike on Huliaipole. As a result of the attack, residential buildings and utility structures were destroyed. Two women were injured.

Consequences of the enemy attack, Huliaipole. Photo: Zaporizhzhia RMA

Yesterday, the russian army carried out 102 strikes on 17 settlements in Zaporizhzhia oblast. The occupiers launched 92 artillery strikes, two missile strikes, five airstrikes, and three UAV attacks. Orikhiv, Huliaipole, Kamianske, and surrounding villages came under enemy fire. 23 more civilian objects were destroyed.

Six explosions occurred in the temporarily occupied city of Berdiansk during the night of May 25. According to preliminary information, the affected areas included warehouses with ammunition and fuel and lubricants depots. This information was reported by the head of the Berdiansk City Military Administration, Viktoriia Halitsyna.

Mykolaiv oblast

On the evening of May 25 and the night of May 26, russian forces attacked three communities in Mykolaiv oblast. The enemy carried out five artillery strikes on the city of Ochakiv, resulting in the destruction of utility buildings and damage to residential buildings and infrastructure. Additionally, the enemy conducted artillery strikes on the waters of Ochakiv community, and Kutsurub and Pershotravneve communities also suffered. There were no casualties. According to the Mykolaiv RMA the air defense forces successfully destroyed two enemy attack UAVs, “Shahed-131/136,” over Mykolaiv oblast during this night. 

The Head of the United Nations Peacebuilding and Recovery Program, Nils Kristensen, and representatives of the Canadian government have provided three specialized machines for surveying objects damaged by military operations or terrorist acts to Mykolaiv oblast. One of them was transferred to the municipal enterprise “Mykolaivbudrekonstruktsiya.”

The Mayor of Mykolaiv, Oleksandr Senkevych, and the Mayor of the Danish city of Aalborg, Thomas Kastrup-Larsen, signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Solidarity Partnership in an online format. The document includes cooperation in the economic development, construction, implementation of green technologies fields, exchange of experience in science and education, culture, and youth policy.

A modular settlement for internally displaced persons in the community is being constructed under the guidance of the head of Mykolaiv RMA, Vitalii Kim, and with the support of the Voznesensk District Military Administration. The installation of modular houses is being carried out by employees of municipal enterprises efficiently and promptly.

Odesa oblast

The night of May 25 to 26 once again passed under several hours of air raid sirens in Odesa oblast, but there were no attacks. According to the “South” Operational Command, the threat of missile and “Shahed” attacks remains high for the region, despite the fact that the enemy withdrew all missile carriers from the Black Sea to their bases yesterday.

Odesa oblast received an ambulance from the Lublin Voivodeship (Republic of Poland). The keys to the ambulance were handed over by Deputy Marshal of the Lublin Voivodeship, Zbigniew Wojciechowski. This ambulance will serve as a helper in difficult situations and will assist medical personnel in responding quickly and effectively to emergencies. It is equipped with modern medical devices and instruments that will enable healthcare workers to provide urgent assistance more efficiently.

While defending the borders of our country, they do not forget about their homeland, which they miss dearly! So, soldiers from Vyzirka, returning home on a short leave, brought with them an amazing cargo – one hundred and seventy-eight small chestnut seedlings.

Kherson oblast

Yesterday, russian occupiers shelled peaceful settlements in Kherson oblast 62 times, firing a total of 282 shells from artillery, mortars, tanks, drones, and aircraft. The russian forces targeted residential areas in the region, as well as the elevator in Zolota Balka, the territory of a farming enterprise, and a dacha cooperative in Novoberyslav. Objects of civil infrastructure in the city of Kherson were also under fire. As a result of enemy shelling, private and multi-story residential buildings in the neighborhoods of Korabel, KhBK, coastal areas, and suburbs were damaged. The territory of a plant, equipment at a water facility construction company, and a dormitory of an educational institution were also affected, and a fire broke out in a warehouse after another round of shelling. There were no casualties or injuries among the civilian population.

A tractor was blown up by an enemy mine during field work in the Kalynivka community. The explosion caused mechanical damage to the tractor. The police have opened 23 criminal cases regarding war crimes committed by the russian army in Kherson oblast.

The damaged tractor that blown on a mine. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast

The “South” Operational Command reported significant losses inflicted on russian occupying forces on the Left Bank. The enemy’s losses include 19 militants, 3 heavy-caliber cannons, a mortar, 8 units of armored vehicles, 3 unmanned aerial vehicles of various types, a field supply point, and a ground control station for UAVs.

Ukrainian National Guard troops shot down a russian UAV towards Kherson. The drone was moving from the temporarily occupied city of Kakhovka in Kherson oblast. After shooting it down, the National Guard found the remains of a reconnaissance UAV of the “Orlan-10” type.

56 farming enterprises received free sunflower seeds. Thanks to this assistance, farmers will be able to sow over 3000 hectares of cleared land.

A mobile concrete shelter was installed in a densely populated area in Novovorontsovka. Thick walls of the structure provide reliable protection from russian ammunition fragments, and there are also seating areas.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Volyn is preparing the project within the framework od the program “Supporting the communities of the oblast in the development of the system for the protection of children’s rights and the development of services for families with children.” It will be implemented with the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

Zakarpattia oblast

Hanna Dan, spokeswoman of Zakarpattia National Police, reported that on May 26, at 8:10 a.m., the National Police received reports about mining of educational institutions in the oblast. All schools in Zakarpattia oblast were inspected. The law enforcement officers did not find any explosive devices, substances or objects.

IDPs of Uzhhorod continue to receive humanitarian aid, namely 80 packages for children under 2 years old; 100 grocery sets; 120 sets of children’s cereals, clothes, bed linen and tableware (2,7K units) thanks to Owl’s Nest in partnership with Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help eV, PDUM Partnerschaft Deutschland-Ukraine/Moldova e. V.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The emergency medical service received 10 specialized ambulances and an oxygen station thanks to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the World Health Organization and international donors.

The RMA reported that two families went to the Phoenix hotel and recreation complex within the framework of the Care for the Hero’s Family project. During the week, they will have the opportunity to rest, get better, and spend their time interestingly.

Lviv oblast

Since the beginning of the week, UAH 3.8 million have been allocated to repair dormitories of educational institutions to create additional places and improve living conditions of IDPs within the framework of the Program for the Implementation of Priority Infrastructure Projects in Lviv oblast. The Finance Department of Lviv Regional Government also notes that since the beginning of the year, UAH 12.6 million has been allocated to the Priority Infrastructure Projects Implementation Program, and UAH 21 million to the Capital Construction Program.

5K fleeces modeled after the Swedish army were sewn and sent to the front by the Strii sewing factory. It was initiated by Jonas von Mathern, Swedish volunteer, who has been helping Ukrainians since the war began. Volunteers collect funds for this all over the world.

Employees of RMA’s structural subdivisions will join the Donate Blood – be Inspired by Culture action, organized by the Department for Culture, Nationalities and Religions. After donating blood, each participant was given the opportunity to visit one of the cultural centers of Lviv oblast for free: a museum, a historical and cultural reserve, a theater or a philharmonic hall.

The RMA reported that when the war began, Denys Kryvenko took his mother and younger brother and sister from Kropyvnytskyi to a safe place, and he himself went to the Military Commissariat. He defended Ukraine in the ranks of the 57th motorized infantry brigade. On January 3, together with his comrades, he held the road to Bakhmut from the enemy. As a result of the injury, he lost both legs and an arm. Denys received prostheses in the Superhumans Center clinic.

Rivne oblast

Rivne City Council held a meeting with the German delegation. They discussed recreation of children of fallen Heroes abroad and support in implementation of important social projects.

Ternopil oblast

A memorial plaque to the defender Anatolii Chumak was opened in Monastyrsk community. The man served in the police for over 15 years, after a full-scale invasion, he joined the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On October 6, 2022, during mortar fire, Anatolii was killed in Kherson oblast.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA held a meeting with UNHCR representatives. Further areas of cooperation and existing needs of IDPs in Khmelnytskyi oblast were discussed.

The RMA held a coordination meeting on restoration of damaged infrastructure in two communities of the oblast. Private and communal facilities were destroyed as a result of a russian missile attack on one of the critical infrastructure facilities that occurred on May 13.

Soldiers of one of military units, taking part in repelling russian armed aggression in the east of Ukraine, received binoculars, 3 digital monoculars, headphones for shooting, 3 laptops and 2 tablets from the Modul-Ukraine LLC.

Three territorial divisions of emergency medical care of Khmelnytskyi Regional Center of Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine received specialized sanitary vehicles from the World Health Organization thanks to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Chernivtsi oblast

Bukovyna will additionally receive funds from the state budget for the purchase of school buses for general secondary education institutions. When the war began, over 50% of school buses in the oblast were sent to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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

The Embassy of Germany in Kyiv reported that Germany sent Ukraine another batch of aid for the front, includes 1 TRML-4D air target detection radar; 2 BIBER armored bridge-layers; 3 mobile protected minesweepers; 54 VECTOR reconnaissance UAVs; 8 extended radio frequency transmission ranges for radio-electronic complexes to combat UAVs; 6 border patrol cars; 1 radio frequency scanner/ radio frequency interference station; 2 trucks 8×6 with variable loading systems and 20 rolling platforms; 5 heavy-duty tractor units 8×8 HX81 and 12 trailers for them; 8 motor vehicles (trucks, minibuses, SUVs); 34 pick-up cars; 8 Zetros trucks.

Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defense of Ukraine, announced that Ukraine will receive Archer self-propelled artillery installations from Sweden in the summer of 2023. Fighters trained to work with such systems will also return.

Anushauskas, Minister of Defense of Lithuania, announced that the country will send a new package of military aid to Ukraine, which will, among other, include anti-drone equipment and ammunition.

Margarita Robles, Minister of Defense of Spain, announced that the country will send to Ukraine 4 more Leopard 2 tanks and batches of M-113 armored personnel carriers.

Anita Anand, Canada‘s Minister of National Defense, announced that the country will send 43 short-range air-to-air missiles to Ukraine.

Ukrzaliznytsia will receive $25 million from the World Bank. The funds will be directed to rebuilding the critical railway infrastructure of Ukraine and increasing the volume of cargo transportation.

Lloyd Austin, Head of the Pentagon, stated that Denmark and the Netherlands will lead a European coalition for training Ukrainian pilots on the F-16. He added that Norway, Belgium, Portugal and Poland have also offered to contribute.

Paul Johnson, Minister of Defense, stated that Sweden will consider the possibility of training Ukrainian pilots on Gripen fighters, if there is a request from Ukraine.

Japan expanded sanctions against the russian federation. 17 individuals and 78 organizations were included in the list of sanctions. Japan prohibits the export of 80 organizations from russia and the provision of construction and engineering services to the terrorist state from June 2.

Christian Wiegand, official representative of the European Commission, announced that the EU blocked the assets of the central bank of the russian federation for over €200 billion.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Paul Jonson, Minister of Defense of Sweden. They discussed the possibility of Sweden’s participation in the aviation coalition and the initiation of a separate training program for Ukrainian pilots on modern Western-made aircraft.

United Kingdom recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated that Ukraine will open an embassy in Rwanda

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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