War in Ukraine today: latest news, May 5, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 436th 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 aggressor does not abandon its plans to occupy Ukraine and continues to wage a war of aggression, striking and shelling both military and civilian targets.

The russian federation continues to use terror tactics. Today, the enemy launched 2 missile and 26 air strikes and fired about 20 times from multiple launch rocket systems. Civilians were injured, and private homes and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.

The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka directions. Ukrainian defense forces repelled more than 30 enemy attacks in the above-mentioned areas of the frontline over the last day. The fiercest battles are for Bakhmut and Marinka, and our soldiers are holding steadfastly.

No signs of enemy offensive groups were detected towards Volyn and Polissia. Certain units of the armed forces of the russian federation continue to be stationed on the territory of the republic of belarus.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the enemy maintains a military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine in Bryansk, Kursk and Belgorod oblasts. During the day, they fired artillery and mortar shells at the settlements of Buchky, Chernihiv oblast; Znob-Trubchevska, Stara Huta, Baranivka, Tovstodubove, Bachivsk, Volfyno in Sumy Oblast, as well as Chervona Zorya, Udy, Veterynarne, Hraniv, Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Hlyboke, Lukiantsi, Neskuchne, and Starytsia in Kharkiv oblast.

In the Kupyansk sector, the settlements of Bologivka, Krasne Pershne, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Lyman Pershne, Pishchane, and Stelmakhivka in the Kharkiv oblast were subjected to artillery and mortar attacks.

Towards Lyman, the enemy did not conduct any offensive actions. Makiivka, Luhansk oblast, and Nevske, Yampolivka, Bilohorivka, Verkhnekamianske, and Spirne, Donetsk oblast, came under artillery fire.

The enemy continues to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut sector. Heavy fighting continues for the town of Bakhmut. In addition, during the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the direction of the settlements of Hryhorivka, Ivanivske and New York. Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Kostyantynivka, Oleksandr-Shultine, Pivdenne, Toretsk, Pivdenne and Nyzhyk in Donetsk region were affected by hostile shelling.

Towards Avdiivka, the enemy conducted offensive actions near Avdiivka, but did not succeed. Orlivka, Lastochkine, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Karlivka, Netaylove and Pervomayske in Donetsk oblast.

Towards Mariinka, our troops repelled numerous enemy attacks near Marinka. Kurakhove, Heorhiivka, Maryinka, Pobieda, Yelizavetivka, Katerynivka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk oblast were subjected to hostile attacks.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the enemy did not conduct any offensive actions. Shakhtarske, Prechystivka and Vuhledar in Donetsk oblast were shelled.

The enemy continues to conduct defensive actions towards Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. At the same time, over 40 settlements were shelled during the day. Among them are Burlatske, Vremivka, Novosilka, Zelenne Pole, and Novopil in Donetsk oblast; Olhivske, Malynivka, Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Huliaipolske, Bilohiria, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaki, Kamianske and Stepnohirsk in Zaporizhzhia oblast; Nikopol, Dnipropetrovska oblast; Zolota Balka, Dudchany, Vesele, Dniprovske, Kizomys in Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson. 

The russian occupiers continue forced passportization in the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson oblast. To do this, the invaders use on-site passport control crews. Threatening with deportation and confiscation of property, representatives of mobile groups accept documents and issue russian passports at the place of residence of Ukrainian citizens. 

Aviation of the Defense Forces conducted 6 strikes on buildups of enemy personnel and military equipment. Also, two enemy UAVs of the Shahed-136/131 type were shot down last night.

Rocket and artillery units destroyed 5 buildups of weapons and military equipment, 3 ammunition and fuel and lubricants depots, 1 air defense facility and 5 other important enemy targets.

The National Resistance Center informs that russia has illegally taken 50 unaccompanied Ukrainian children from Luhansk to Dagestan. It is noted that children are not returned home, but wait for their parents to pick them up, and the family is not allowed back.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy states that russia has caused at least $400 billion in damage to Ukraine. The figure is based on World Bank estimates, but it does not include destruction in the temporarily occupied territories.

The Main Intelligence Directorate informs that 40% of the occupiers’ prisoners surrendered to Ukraine voluntarily. It is known that practically all regions of Russia, illegally mobilized in the temporarily occupied territories of lpr/dpr and Crimea, as well as contractors of the so-called lpr people’s militia, are involved in the hostilities against Ukraine.

 Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that at least 18 settlements in Kharkiv oblast were shelled. 

In Blyzniuky, Kharkiv oblast, 40 sakura trees were planted in memory of the fallen Ukrainian military, Chernobyl victims, and soviet soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 1980s. The first trees were planted in early May by relatives of Ukrainian defenders who were killed during the full-scale invasion.

The enemy fired artillery, mortars and other weapons at the border and frontline settlements in Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, Izium and Kupiansk regions. Chervona Zorya, Hlyboke, Lyptsi, Vesele, Ogirtseve, Vovchanski Khutory, Vetarine, Novomlynsk, Kamyanka, Dvorichna, Vilkhuvatka, Zakhidne, Lyman Pershyi, Iziumske and other settlements were under enemy fire.

The shelling damaged private houses and outbuildings and caused fires. There were no civilian casualties.

Mine clearance works continue. Over the past 24 hours, pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service examined more than 12.5 hectares of territory and defused 83 ordnance.

Ukrenergo reported that as a result of shelling in Kharkiv oblast on May 4, more than 4 K consumers in three frontline districts lost power supply. The power grid has already been repaired.

Donetsk oblast

Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar says that the enemy is deploying additional forces to ‘seize Bakhmut’ by May 9. Fighters of the Wagner PMC are being redeployed from other areas to Bakhmut and replaced by assault units of russian paratroopers.

Oleksii Roslov, head of the CMA, said that in the afternoon, russian troops shelled the village of Predtechyne of Kostiantynivka community in Donetsk oblast. One person was killed. Sloviansk and Kramatorsk are under fire – the enemy is hitting industrial enterprises.

In Sloviansk, 2 S-300 missiles hit the building of the Zevs Ceramics plant, and in Kramatorsk, the administrative building of NKMZ was damaged. According to preliminary reports, there were no casualties. There was some damage to the premises, but all valuable equipment was evacuated.

Damage caused by shelling in Donetsk oblast. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

In the middle of the night, russians launched a missile attack on the industrial area of Kramatorsk, causing no casualties.

Towards Volnovakha, a house in Maksymivka was destroyed. Novoukrainka and Vuhledar came under fire.

Towards Donetsk, Kurakhove community came under fire 8 times. In Hannivka and Uspenivka 2 houses were damaged. Avdiivka, Marinka and Heorhiivka were shelled.

Towards Horlivka, the enemy was actively shelling Kostiantynivka community: 1 person was wounded in Mykolaivka, 8 houses in Predtechyno, 1 house in Kostyantynivka and 2 administrative buildings in Ivanopillia were damaged. Toretsk community was under fire all day: 16 houses were damaged, 1 person killed and 3 wounded. A house was damaged in Chasiv Yar.

Towards Lysychansk, 2 houses were damaged in Zvanivka, 1 in Siversk and 1 in Zarichne of Lyman community. The shelling destroyed and damaged 40 residential buildings, educational institution buildings, kindergartens, a factory, a farm, a bridge, a gas pipe, a water pipe, a power line, a warehouse, an outbuilding, civilian cars and a service vehicle.

Aftermath of a missile strike. Photo: Telegram channel of the head of Donetsk RMA Pavlo Kyrylenko

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration reported that russians killed 2 residents of Donetsk region: in Niu York and Bakhmut. Another 5 people were wounded in the oblast.

According to Serhiy Honcharenko, Head of Donetsk City Military Administration, a girl who was wounded in the shelling of Kramatorsk on April 29 died in hospital.

Petro Andriushchenko, Adviser to Mariupol Mayor said that the russian occupiers brought 40 K russian residents of different nationalities to Mariupol. The people were settled in the apartments and houses of local residents who evacuated.

Luhansk oblast

The russians once again launched an offensive on Bilohorivka, but were forced to return to their previously occupied positions. For a considerable period of time, he has not had any success in this section of the front. In addition, Ukrainian defenders are eliminating the enemy’s equipment reserves almost daily.

However, the russians continue to use all means of destruction to the maximum extent possible and terrorize from the air. This time, Stelmakhivka, Andriivka, Hrekivka, Makiivka, Nevske, Dibrova and Bilohorivka were shelled with artillery.

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, forced passportization of citizens in Stanychno-Luhanska community continues. Thus, according to the order of the russian occupation administration, the heads of local organizations and enterprises were instructed to provide information on the measures taken to passport the local population.

There has been no talk of reconstruction for almost a year. The occupiers are not even able to establish transportation links. If, for example, it is still possible to get from Luhansk to Sievierodonetsk for a more or less realistic amount of money, then from Sievierodonetsk to other cities captured in 2022 it is problematic. Lysychansk, Rubizhne, and Kreminna can only be reached by car, and the fare varies from a thousand rubles and up. This is something that cost a few hryvnias before the war.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Vitalii Klychko, the Mayor of Kyiv, reported that a fire broke out in a 4-storey building of a shopping center in Solomyanskyi district as a result of the fall of UAV wreckage. Besides, another fire in a small area was caused by the fall of drone debris in Pecherskyi district. According to the city authorities, no buildings were damaged and no people injured.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayan paid the first visit to Ukraine in the history of bilateral relations. He met with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv. They discussed food security and participation of Bahrain in the reconstruction of Ukraine. Bahrain’s Foreign Minister visited Bucha and Hostomel, where he witnessed the terrible consequences of russian aggression.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayan, visiting Kyiv. Photo: Ukrinform

Ruslan Stefanchuk, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, met in Kyiv with the delegation of the European Commission for Democracy through Law led by its head Claire Bazi Malory. According to him, the conclusions of the Venice Commission help to improve Ukrainian legislation and bring it closer to the standards of the European Union. During the meeting, the participants discussed ensuring the rights of national minorities, selecting candidates for the position of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, and improving anti-oligarchic legislation.

Police officer-filmmaker from Kyiv oblast was injured as a result of russian shelling in Kherson. Law enforcers were treating the wounded in a shopping center and came under repeated shelling by Grad MLRS rockets. In Kherson oblast, Olena Petrolai and her dog Pan assisted in area demining.

In Kyiv oblast, a unit of the Land Forces received Renault vehicles equipped with DShK machine guns with kits, laser illumination devices and Stinger man-portable air defense systems. The vehicles purchased by Kyiv authorities have undergone appropriate maintenance and repairs. The unit that received the equipment will begin combat training next week.

From now on, SES divers use underwater drones in their operations. These drones are able to descend swiftly to depths and inspect reservoirs or underwater facilities without posing a danger to the diver. The equipment was purchased by the Ukrainian FireFighters Foundation, a charitable organization, thanks to the Ultramarathon of Gratitude in which rescuer Volodymyr Skovorodka took part. He ran a distance of 850 km from Kyiv to Warsaw in 14 days.

Zhytomyr oblast

Four trucks were delivered to military units based in Zhytomyr oblast. According to the Zhytomyr City Council, the trucks purchased were previously in service in European countries. Besides, the military received four thermal imaging cameras, two rangefinders and a Mavic 3 drone purchased at the expense of the local budget.

In Radomyshl community, a granite trident was installed on the ceiling of the Memorial of Glory instead of the Soviet Order of Victory sign at the expense of local patrons. According to the city council, on October 14, 2022, the Heroes’ Memory Alley was opened at this site, where forty Zhytomyr residents who were killed in the war with russia are now buried. In the future, it is planned to build a full-fledged memorial complex here.

The city council reported that the Alley of Memory of Unconquered Cities was laid in Zviahel, where more than 1000 rose bushes and other plants were planted. People who were forced to leave their homes because of russia’s armed aggression, families of fallen heroes, MPs, teachers, and social welfare workers participated in creating the Alley.

Sumy oblast

 According to Sumy Regional Military Administration, on May 4, the russians shelled the border communities 14 times. There were around 90 explosions recorded. The settlements of Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Khotyn, Miropillia, Krasnopillia, Shalyhine, Nova Sloboda, and Velyka Pysarivska communities were shelled.

As a result of mortar shelling of Nova Sloboda community, a local resident was injured. Moreover, three private houses, a village center, and 2 residential buildings were damaged in the border areas due to hostile shelling.

At night and in the morning, the enemy launched 6 attacks. There were 43 explosions. Esman, Seredyno-Buda, and Bilopillia communities were under enemy fire. A civilian house and a yard were damaged as a result of shelling by the russian military in Tovstodubove village, Esman community.

Shelling of border communities continues. According to the ‘North’ Operational Command, there were 5 strikes by unguided missiles launched from a helicopter at the village of Znob-Trubchevske. 

Volodymyr Artiukh, Head of Sumy RMA, reported that Sumy oblast was the first among Ukrainian oblasts to receive three vehicles for the needs of communities from UNDP and Canada. In particular, Bilopillia community received one of the vehicles to provide social services to people with limited mobility; the other two were given to Sumy Regional Center for Social Services and the mobile group for technical inspection of buildings and structures of Sumy Oblast Roads State Enterprise.

Chernihiv oblast

The State Border Guard Service reported that on May 4, there were seven attacks on the territory of Chernihiv oblast. In total, the enemy fired six aircraft missiles and 25 120-mm mortar bombs. The border settlements of Buchky, Leonivka, Kliusy, Khrinivka, Yeline, Buda Vorobievska, Hremyach, and Mykhalchyna Sloboda came under enemy fire.

Shelling of the Ukrainian border by the russian military continues. According to the ‘North’ Operational Command, there were four strikes with unguided missiles launched from a helicopter in the morning near Buchky village. Also, the enemy conducted an air strike with a guided bomb from an enemy SU-35 aircraft near Ivanivka.

In Chernihiv oblast, a funeral service for 14-year-old teenager Valentyn Mekhed, who was killed by a russian air bomb on May 1, was conducted. The incident took place in Lizunivka village, Novhorod-Siverskyi region, where russian occupiers fired guided aerial bombs from fighter jets. The boy did not have time to run to the house and was mortally wounded by a piece of shrapnel that hit him in the neck. According to the village head, Valentyn’s two older brothers are now defending Ukraine at the frontline.  

Servicemen of the ‘North’ Operational command joined a charity event and donated patriotic books to support the destroyed Chernihiv regional library for youth. On March 11, 2024, the russian troops damaged the library building with three bomb attacks and destroyed part of the book collection.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the regional council, the enemy shelled Nikopol with heavy artillery at night. The russians destroyed ten private houses, an outbuilding, gas pipelines, and power grids.  Three times during the day, the occupiers shelled Marhanets and Chervonohryhorivka communities and the city of Nikopol with heavy artillery and MLRS. The shelling damaged a private house and an outbuilding. 

Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, announced that the military of the Eastern Air Command shot down two drones over Dnipro oblast at night. 

Vinnytsia oblast

According to Serhii Yuzvak, Director of the Orthopedic Service Centre, this private enterprise manufactures prostheses for servicemen who lost their limbs during the fighting. 

The volunteer headquarters of the Ukrainian Team in Vinnytsia oblast formed and delivered parcels with medicines, first aid supplies, and instant food to the frontline for the soldiers of the 23rd separate Special Forces battalion of the Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky Presidential Brigade. 

Serhii Borzov, Head of Vinnytsia Regional Military Administration said that Vinnytsia oblast has received another humanitarian aid package of 4 trucks of medical supplies. All the aid will be accounted for and transferred to medical institutions in the oblast. 

Poltava oblast

According to Dmytro Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, Poltava oblast received 330 tablets and 330 laptops from UNICEF. The laptops are for 5-11 graders, and the tablets are for primary school. They will be distributed among internally displaced children and orphans. 81 Wi-Fi routers were delivered for shelters in educational institutions. 

Cherkasy oblast

According to Ihor Taburets, Head of Cherkasy State Administration, a special commission has examined almost half a thousand residential facilities in Uman, damaged by a russian missile attack on 28 April.  In total, two houses were destroyed, and 25 other houses damaged. The special commission has already inspected 490 residential premises.

Rescuers held a safety lesson in a school in Cherkasy. The children tried on bulletproof vests, extinguished an imaginary fire and learnt how to put on a mask in case of a chemical attack.

 Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

On May 5, a fire broke out in a residential building in the city of Stepnohirsk as a result of the russian army’s shelling. Utility buildings and a private house were damaged.

On May 4, the enemy carried out 92 attacks on 18 populated areas of Zaporizhia oblast, launching 3 airstrikes, 3 UAV attacks, 2 MLRS and 84 artillery attacks. russian forces also attacked the regional center with S-300 missiles. One S-300 missile hit an infrastructure object in Zaporizhia, and the multiple rocket launchers “Smerch” hit an open area in the territory of Komyshuvakha territorial community.

russian military forces are organizing forced evacuation of residents of temporarily occupied Polohy, Tokmak, and Molochansk to Berdiansk. The mayor of Polohy, Yurii Konovalenko, reported that on May 4, at 9:30 pm, residents of Polohy region who have children began to receive messages about the forced evacuation of mothers with children to Berdiansk. The head of the Tokmak military administration, Oleksandr Chub, said that today, children were released from school and ordered to appear with their belongings and documents. According to Viktor Dudukalov, Deputy Head of Berdiansk regional council, children who live close to the front line are being taken to Berdiansk camp “Red Carnation.”

​​From May 5, the sale of alcohol has been banned on the temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia oblast. The self-proclaimed governor of Zaporizhzhia oblast, Yevhen Balytskyi, issued a so-called “decree” that completely prohibits the retail sale of alcohol. This decision may be due to the massive alcohol consumption among russian military personnel.

Mykolaiv oblast

The military personnel of the 79th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade, based in Mykolaiv, received machine guns from the Come Back Alive fund.

Children’s City Hospital No. 2 received medical supplies and equipment from the international fund Terre des Hommes Italia. The aid includes a digital mobile X-ray system FDR nano (DR-XD 10000), defibrillators, oxygen concentrators, laryngoscopes, pumps for safe enteral feeding, syringe infusion pumps, operating tables, suction devices, and a microscope for the laboratory with two planachromatic objectives, as well as a large amount of medication and a powerful mobile power station, totaling UAH 5.6 million.

Demining of water bodies in Mykolaiv is carried out by an underwater drone and hydrographic equipment. The detection of objects that pose a threat is faster and safer with these “assistants”.

Odesa oblast

The instructors of tactical medicine from Odesa Military Hospital conducted training on the MARCH algorithm for the servicemen of a separate support regiment of the Command of the Support Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The Department of Education and Science of Odesa RMA delivers 1198 tablets and Chromebooks to the territorial communities of Odesa oblast for children who have been displaced. The equipment was sent by UNICEF with the support of the European Union and the Republic of Korea in order to provide children with access to continuous education during distance learning.

Odesa oblast received tablets for children. Photo: Odesa RMA

The volunteers from Izmail have woven a huge 120-m 2 camouflage net with an area of ​​ in the Palace of Culture named after Taras Shevchenko. They work every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., bringing Victory closer.

Kherson oblast

Today, the russian army launched air strikes on the villages of Vesele and Kozatske of Nova Kakhovka community. A church building was destroyed and homes of local residents were damaged in Vesele due to the shelling. One person was injured and hospitalized in Kherson. Overall, the russian airstrikes have caused damage to about twenty residential buildings in the populated areas.

On May 4, russian occupiers shelled peaceful settlements in Kherson oblast 95 times, firing 538 shells from artillery, MLRS, mortars, tanks, anti-tank missile systems, drones, and aviation. The enemy attacked Kherson 5 times, firing 21 shells at the city. The enemy launched an airstrike on the industrial enterprise in Beryslav, as well as attacked residential areas of the city with artillery. Two men were injured. The police opened 32 criminal cases for the war crimes committed by the russian army in Kherson oblast.

Consequences of the shelling, Beryslav, May 4, 2023. Photo: Khersonska RMA

The russian occupiers continue their forced passportization of the population in the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson oblast. The invaders use mobile passport control groups for this purpose. Threatening deportation and confiscation of property, representatives of these groups collect documents and issue russian passports to Ukrainian citizens according to their place of residence.

russian troops are settling in the homes of local residents on the temporarily occupied left bank of Kherson oblast. For example, a russian guard detachment arrived and settled in Oleshky in the homes of forcibly evacuated Ukrainians. A similar situation with the resettlement of enemy soldiers is being observed in other populated areas on the left bank.

On May 4, the defense forces launched two airstrikes on buildups of enemy manpower on the left bank of Kherson oblast and destroyed 25 units of military equipment. Ukrainian forces destroyed 15 units of armored vehicles, 2 large-caliber guns, and 8 Lancet drones.

According to Kherson RMA, Kherson needs 158 street shelters. Currently, 56 street shelters have been installed, and there are plans to install an additional 58 with funding from the city and regional government. Another 16 shelters will be donated by charity organizations. As of now, 14 shelters are being repaired in Kherson, with 10 of them to be completed by early June and 6 already repaired.

A plan to restore Posad-Pokrovske was presented today in the village. Almost all homes, schools, kindergartens, cultural centers, shops, pharmacies, and other social infrastructure were damaged or completely destroyed. Today, representatives of the project organization Archimatica and the State Agency for Infrastructure Restoration and Development presented three options to renovate private homes to local residents. Emergency repairs of damaged networks are also underway in the village. Electricity was finally supplied to Posad-Pokrovske, with about 40% of consumers now having power.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The Lutsk City Council sent a Karcher vacuum cleaner with accessories, a compressor and a welding machine were purchased for the military unit. Household equipment, a set of tools and an LED floodlight with a tripod worth UAH 100K for the needs of servicemen of the 204th Sevastopol Tactical Aviation Brigade named after Oleksandr Pokryshkin.

Zakarpattia oblast

The RMA held a meeting with Ihor Klymenko, Minister of Internal Affairs. On the agenda are issues of the oblast’s security sector, a meeting with the heads of the regional units of the power unit, an overview of the Security Zakarpattia situational analysis center and others.

The Uzhgorod City Council held a meeting with the delegation of the Czech region of Vysochyna. They discussed the deepening of cooperation.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The RMA reported that the 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade received 20 DJI Mavic quadcopters worth almost UAH 2.5 million.

The RMA allocated UAH 15 million from the regional budget for the Kolomyia city community to purchase apartments for defenders.

The city council of Ivano-Frankivsk was presented with a For Exemplary Service badge from the Minister of Defense of Ukraine to Mykola Yaremiik. Soldiers Andrii Makar and Andrii Bulava were awarded the For honor and victory mayor’s award.

Lviv oblast

The RMA held a meeting with the Alliance Occitanie Ukraine French CF. They discussed a trip to France for the children of Ukrainian soldiers and IDPs who are in Lviv oblast.

Lviv rescuers received 2 fire trucks thanks to German colleagues from the city of Borkina.

A modular town in Sykhov received a 55 kW generator and 1,4K sleeping sets thanks to the Red Cross Society of Ukraine, thanks to a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation.

Sokylnytsk community received a fully equipped Mercedes-Benz fire truck from the fire department of the German town of Borken.

In two communities of Strii region, renovated premises were opened for the residence of about a hundred IDPs thanks to the cooperation of the Austrian Red Cross, Strii and Hnizdychiv communities and Lviv RMA.

A car, a tablet computer, binoculars, a metal detector, food and medical supplies, was sent from Strii region to the front thanks to the Strii regional military organization, the UK Help for Ukraine / NOXAIDUK CF and Banbury.

Boryslav community received five multifunctional infusion pumps for medicines from the AIDUA CF and Fundacja Rozwoju Regionów.

Rivne oblast

Serhii Korolkov from Sambir region and Stepan Zbudovskyi from Strii region were posthumously awarded with the 3th For Courage Order. Serhii was killed while performing a combat mission on July 28, 2022. Stepan was killed during enemy artillery shelling in Donetsk oblast on July 13.

Ternopil oblast

The BraveTe Business Forum to support the development of the business in wartime conditions was launched in Ternopil, which brought together dozens of representatives of small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and regional managers.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

In Kamiansk region, representatives of the RMA presented state awards to the families of the fallen heroes of Khmelnytskyi oblast. Families of Volodymyr Furin, junior sergeant, Dmytro Sas, soldier, Oleksandr Samardzhiiev, sergeant and Mykola Poluliak, soldier, received 3th degree For Courage orders (posthumously), and the For Military Service to Ukraine presented to the relatives of Arkady Muliar, major.

Chernivtsi oblast

Bukovyna signed a memorandum of cooperation with the National Academy of Medical Sciences. This will make it possible to strengthen and develop cooperation in the field of highly specialized medical care.

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

Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister of Defense of Denmark, announced that 80 Leopard 1 tanks from Denmark and Germany will be in Ukraine by June 1.

Tom van Hout, spokesman of the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands, stated that armored cranes are heading to Ukraine. These cranes have armored cabins at the front and are used, for example, to evacuate military vehicles stuck in the mud.

Ukraine became the first non-EU country to enter the European Union‘s trust list. From now on, Ukrainian electronic signatures and seals on digital documents can be automatically checked in EU member states and their validity confirmed.

During the year of United24’s work, people from 110 countries donated almost UAH 1.4 billion for the health care needs of Ukraine. Ambassadors of the direction helped in fundraising: Barbra Streisand, singer and actress, the Imagine Dragons band, Liev Schreiber, American actor, Scott Kelly, astronaut, Elina Svitolina and Andriy Shevchenko, prominent Ukrainian athletes.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands. Support for Ukraine was discussed.

In Slovakia, the Gift to Ukraine public association started a fundraising campaign to collect about EUR 1.2 million for the purchase of a T-72M1 tank with ammunition for the Ukrainian army.

For the first time in history, the Ukrainian delegation took part in the SelectUSA investment summit. Startup founders from Ukraine have sealed their decisions to international investors. Among the guests of the event are high-ranking officials of the White House, US governors, representatives of over 1,5K companies from over 80 global markets.

In Prague, activists hung banners with the demand to exclude russia from the UN Security Council. A poster with a qr-code for the corresponding petition was displayed on the tower near the Charles Bridge, near the monument to the politician Tomas Masaryk and on the Church of the Holy Salvator.

In the Netherlands, Volodymyr Zelenskyy saw the Patriot air defense system, artillery and armored vehicles that will be sent to Ukraine.

Equipment for Ukraine. Photo from social networks

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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