War in Ukraine today: latest news, November 03, 2022 (photo)

It has been the 253rd 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 enemy is trying to hold the ground in the temporarily occupied territories and focus its efforts on restraining the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Russians have launched offensive operations towards Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka. 

The enemy is firing at the units of the Armed Forces along the front line, erecting defensive constructions in some directions and conducting the aerial reconnaissance.They continue to hit the critical infrastructure and civilian homes by violating the International humanitarian laws, conventions and customs of war. 

The enemy launched 3 missiles and 16 air strikes, 40 multi rocket launcher attacks. 

25 settlements, Pavlohrad, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Avdiivka, Vuhledar, Donetsk oblast among other regions, were attacked. 

The territory of Ukraine is exposed to the threat of new attacks and use of attack UAVs, specifically from the territory of belarus.  

The situation did not significantly change towards Volyn and Polissia.The republic of belarus continues to support the russian armed aggression against Ukraine. 

The enemy is firing towards:

Siversk from mortars and barrels in the area of Vylchyky, Chernihiv oblast, Stara Huta, Sosnivka, Novovolodymyrivka, Sumy oblast;

Sloboda in the area of Hatysche, Kozacha Lopan, Ohirtseve, Strilecha. The enemy uses attack UAVs; 

Kupiansk and Lyman from mortars, barrels and rockets in the area of Verkhniokamianske, Spirne and Zvanivka;

Bakhmut from tanks, mortars, barrels and rockets in the area of Soledar, Opine, New York, Ozarianivka and Kurdiumivka;

Avdiivka from tanks and various types of artillery in the area of Mariinka, Novomykhailivka, Nevelske and Vodiane; 

towards Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia from various types of artillery in the area of Vuhledar, Kamianske and Vremivka. 

Over 35 settlements along the front line were attacked towards the South Buh. The enemy continued the aerial reconnaissance using UAVS. Over 30 sorties were made.

Notwithstanding the fact that partial mobilization has terminated, the russian military command continues to draft volunteer fighters into military service to go to war in Ukraine. Military commissariats were instructed to form the so-called volunteer military units. Men with criminal records, without any age restrictions and in any health condition, except disabled persons, can become volunteer fighters. To avail any legal and financial obligations, they don’t have to sign the contract with  the russian Ministry of Defense.

Mobilized soldiers have low morale which leads to various emergencies at the locations where they are stationed. Hence, 15 soldiers and sergeants of the 57th motorized rifle brigade of the so-called territorial forces went AWOL during the unit cohesion and integration in Kazan. When being relocated to Ukraine, two mobilized soldiers committed suicide.  

Moreover, the invaders’ units, except private military units, struggle with the insufficient personnel training and breakdown of equipment recently removed from storage and not properly maintained and serviced. 

The air defense forces of Ukraine launched 12 air strikes on the enemy. 8 areas of the buildup of weapons and equipment, as well as 4 locations of anti-missile and anti-aircraft systems were hit. 

The rocket and artillery forces of Ukraine struck 3 buildups of manpower, 2 buildups of weapons and equipment, 2 ammunition depots and other key military targets of the russian occupiers.

According to the head of the President Office Andrii Yermak, 107 Ukrainian fighters, 74 of them defending Azovstal, returned home. 6 officers, 101 soldiers and sergeants from the Armed Forces, Naval Forces, territorial defense, border guard, National Police, Special State Transport Service and National Guards, Azov regiment, were exchanged. He also added there are many critically wounded, bed stricken soldiers from Mariupol, Azovstal, a soldier wounded as a result of the explosion in Olenivka colony. Many of them were injured back in March. 

According to the head of intelligence and prompt response division of the National police Oleksii Serhieiev, bodies of 868 civilians, 24 kids among them, were found in the liberated territories of Kharkiv, Donetsk, Kherson oblasts. “… Only yesterday the bodies of 14 people were found. It proves once again that russia in fact commits genocide of Ukrainians”, Serhieiev states. He also added that the police took stabilization measures in 375 liberated settlements: 43 – in Donetsk region, 244 – in Kharkiv region, 88 – in Kherson region. 14 police departments resumed their operations in Kharkiv, Donetsk and Kherson regions. 

According to the IAEA twitter account, its experts completed the field inspection of facilities at the Ukrainian authorities’ request. No signs of nuclear activity at Ukrainian facilities, which russia falsely called “dirty bomb” development sites, were detected. 

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff, russian troops shelled more than 20 settlements. Hatyshche, Kozacha Lopan, Ohirtseve and Strilecha were under enemy fire towards Sloboda.

The press service of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration with reference to the Director of the Regional Department of Housing and Communal Services, Serhii Mahdysiuk, informed that 60 boiler houses were damaged as a result of hostilities in the region. As of November 3, 34% of buildings are heated.

The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office said that a mobile laboratory for DNA sampling from relatives of missing or buried people in Izium region started working on November 2. 16 people provided biological materials. The mobile laboratory was provided by the Government of France. Samples in Izium are taken by experts of the Bokarius Institute of Forensic Expertise, who work together with prosecutors of Izium Regional Prosecutor’s Office and police investigators.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that yesterday around 11 pm the enemy launched 3 missiles, preliminary S-300, at Kharkiv. In Kyiv district, a missile damaged an outbuilding and a trolleybus, the rest of the missiles hit the ground. There were no casualties.

Damaged trolleybus in Kharkiv. Photo from social media

The invaders shelled civilians near the front line and the border with russia. Dvorichna settlement, Kupiansk, Vovchansk cities and other settlements of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv and Kupiansk districts were shelled. Residential, public buildings were damaged and fires broke out.

According to the Regional Center for Emergency Medical Care, an 82-year-old woman was killed by shelling in Kupiansk yesterday. In Kupiansk district, one person was hospitalized with injuries. In Chuhuiv district 5 civilians were injured.

Mine clearance continues in the de-occupied territories of the region. State Emergency Service specialists defused 754 explosive ordnance. Mine danger in the region remains very high. Yesterday, near Oleksandrivka village, Bohodukhiv district, a combine operator ran over a mine in a field. A 37-year-old combiner was hospitalized with injuries. Near Hrakove village, Chuhuiv district, a tractor blew up on a mine, a 45-year-old tractor driver was killed.

Donetsk oblast

Four poultry farms were destroyed due to active hostilities, more than a million chickens were killed. Because of this, the average price of eggs has increased to UAH 56 per dozen.

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that russians killed 4 civilians: 1 in Avdiivka and 3 in Bakhmut. In addition, law enforcers found the bodies of 4 civilians killed during the occupation: 1 in Lozova and 3 in Rubtsi. 5 people were injured.

At night and in the morning russians shelled the frontline from Kurakhove to Lyman.

There were no casualties in Donetsk direction, but there was destruction. Power grids were damaged in Kurakhove and 2 private buildings were damaged in Zoriane, Marinka community.

In Horlivka direction, there was intense shelling at night. 6 private buildings were damaged in Razdolivka of Soledar community, the outskirts of  Svitlodarsk and Toretsk communities were under fire. No casualties were reported.

In Lysychansk direction, there was another shelling of Torske and  Zarichne of Lyman community. Information about the casualties and the extent of destruction is being clarified.

Luhansk oblast

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that the invaders do not leave attempts to counterattack those areas of the front from where our military pushed them back. On November 2, the enemy tried to advance near Bilohorivka, Makiivka and Nevske. Nevske village was attacked by russians. Moreover, yesterday the invaders shelled near Hrekivka, Nadiia, Ploshchanka and Sukhodol. They expect an offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Svatove, so recently they have been using the so-called “human shield” there, hiding behind civilians.

The russian units are stationed at enterprises and educational institutions, but the educational process is not interrupted. Filtration measures have been intensified in Milove and Novopskov. People disappear after random searches in these settlements. It is almost impossible to find out whether a relative is alive or not. They calm down when the detainee returns – usually after a month or two.

According to the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, prices in the temporarily occupied cities and villages are almost twice as high as in the territory controlled by Ukraine. If the difference between the real ruble exchange rate and the one set in the occupied territories is considered, people are forced to overpay sometimes four times.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

The President of Greece, Kateryna Sakellaropoulou, visited Bucha and Irpin. She visited the place of mass burial of locals in Bucha. “The whole world should know about what happened in Bucha and other cities of Ukraine. Greece and European countries will continue to support Ukraine, because now we are all fighting together for the entire democratic world,” Sakellaropoulou said.

The President of Greece, Kateryna Sakellaropoulou, in Bucha. Photo: Oleksandr Markushyn

Engineering equipment systems are being improved and fortifications are being built around Kyiv. As reported in the command of the Ground Forces, the equipment of firing positions and shelters for personnel is being built. The fortification equipment of the defense lines is being increased, and explosive and non-explosive engineering barriers are being installed in front of the positions of our troops.

Suspicion has been announced against two russian servicemen who raped a pregnant woman, tortured and robbed people in Kyiv oblast. On the basis of the collected evidence, the Main Investigative Directorate established that servicemen of the 6th tank regiment of military unit 93992 of the russian armed forces were involved in these crimes.

The Kyiv RMA reported that electricity has been provided to all subscribers who were left without power supply due to rocket attacks on Monday. Stabilizing power cutoff began in the region.

The bridge over the Irpin river near Stoyanka village has been restored. In February, a bridge structure on the Kyiv-Chop international highway was blown up to stop the offensive of the occupiers. The Office of the President reported that the bridge is fully functional in both directions.

The bridge over the Irpin river near Stoyanka village has been restored. Photo from social networks

Bucha community received a 650 kW generator from Macedonian partners. This capacity will be enough to provide electricity to critical infrastructure facilities in the city center, namely clean water tanks, a fire depot, a boiler room and other social facilities.

The Irpin City Council reported that the Support Office has opened in the city, where psychological aid and legal advice are provided. The project was implemented by the public organization “Innovative Social Solutions”.

A house in Pozniaky, Kyiv, heavily damaged during rocket fire by the russian invaders, was restored The house looks even better than before the start of the full-scale war – it has been insulated, balconies have been restored and windows have been installed.

A house in Kyiv restored after russian shelling. Photo from social networks

Zhytomyr oblast

Since the start of hostilities, more than 112K displaced persons have received shelter in Zhytomyr oblast. The regional military administration reported that officially, more than 74K people live in the oblast. Every day, in cooperation with international representations and the Humanitarian Headquarters of Zhytomyr oblast, the In Touch Ukraine Foundation volunteer team delivers humanitarian aid to territorial communities.

Over the past month, Zhytomyr oblast received over 760 tons of humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable sections of the population and families of migrants who suffered due the russian military aggression.

Over a hundred Ukrainian-language books were collected at the Honcharenko Center in Zhytomyr for communities of Chernihiv oblast. All collected books will be handed over to libraries destroyed due to the russian aggression.

Sumy oblast

The enemy shelled the border areas of Sumy oblast 7 times. Dmytro Zhivytskyi, the head of Sumy RMA, said that more than 140 explosions of various shells and mines were recorded. Shalhine, Esman, Myropillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Yunakivka and Seredina-Buda communities were hit. Power lines, water pipes, a shop, private houses and farm buildings were damaged due to the enemy attacks.

The Sumy RMA reported that the enemy continues to strike. Mortar shelling of Krasnopillia community was recorded. There were 7 explosions.

Agricultural pellets for livestock fattening are used as an alternative fuel in Sumy oblast. According to the forest farms, fuel pellets and wood chips from the branches and trunks of felled trees are prepared for locals. In Sumy, Lebedyn, and Okhtyrka state forestry farms, the production of chopped hardwood has been established.

People with disabilities from the “Berehynia” center help the army in Sumy. According to the director of the center, Inna Galichenko, they have been making trench candles, charms, patriotic decorations for the Ukrainian military for six months, as well as weaving camouflage nets and kikimora camouflage suits.

Head of Sumy RMA, Dmytro Zhivytskyi, announced that the movie on the hero city of Okhtyrka was shot. It features heroes, ordinary people who defended the city at the cost of their own lives.

Chernihiv oblast

The russians shelled the borders of Chernihiv oblast five times. In total, the terrorists released almost 50 mines and projectiles. The communities of Novhorod-Siverskyi, Semenivka and Snovsk were attacked.

A russian soldier who shot a residential building in Chernihiv at a close range will spend 10 years in prison. The prosecution proved in the Chernihiv Court of Appeals that on February 26, 2022, the gunner operator, carrying out the illegal order of the battalion commander, fired a high-explosive fragmentation projectile at a residential high-rise building in the city of Chernihiv, which was not a military target and was not used for military purposes. 

Ukravtodor reported that reconstruction of the road bridge over the Desna at the entrance to Chernihiv, bombed by the russians on March 23, has begun. The temporary bridge is planned to be opened within three months. The construction of the foundation of the new bridge and approaches to it has also started. It is planned to be completed by 2024.

Reconstruction of the road bridge over the Desna after the russian airstrike. Photo from social network

About 80 streets were renamed in the Novhorod-Siverskyi community as part of decommunization and de-russification. One of central streets, called Hubernska, was named after the second president of Ukraine, native of Novhorod-Siverskyi region.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to Head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk, enemy attacked three districts of the region. In Kryvyi Rih, the occupiers’ kamikaze drone hit an energy infrastructure facility. The enemy also targeted a water infrastructure object. It was badly destoyed. Several areas of the city were left without electricity and water.

One of the industrial enterprises was targeted in Pavlohrad.

The russian occupiers shelled Nikopol district with heavy artillery and anti-aircraft guns. They hit Marhanets community and Nikopol with Grad MRLS. A fire broke out in the city, a gas station burned to the ground, a high-rise building, two private buildings , a college, a tire repair shop, several businesses and power lines were damaged. In Marhanets community, there is a power outage in homes.

At night, a unit of the East air command shot down four kamikaze drones over Dnipropetrovsk oblast. Debris damaged an outbuilding and a hayloft on the territory of a private household in Nikopol district.

According to Mykola Lukashuk, the head of RMA, in the afternoon, in the Nikopol district, the occupying forces shelled Marhanets TC with MRLS.

Consequences of the enemy’s shelling. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk, head of the RMA 

Vinnytsia oblast

​​The generators purchased by the Vinnytsia City Council have already been prepared for operation in the VinSmart Centers. According to the director of the Center, Dmytro Myra, specialists have already conducted relevant training and filled them with fuel. In addition to schools and kindergartens, emergency heating points were set up in city libraries and on the basis of seven VinSmart youth clubs in different areas of the city.

Kirovohrad oblast

Yevhen Zherdiy reported that the orchestra of the 3rd separate regiment of special forces named after Prince Sviatoslav the Brave performed in the city. According to the organizer of the project, money is being collected for warm clothes for the Ukrainian military, antiviral drugs and thermal imaging devices. Kropyvnytskyi artists collected a million hryvnias for the needs of the Ukrainian army in 7 months. 

In Novomyrhorod, Kirovohrad oblast, volunteers make cast-iron stoves for defenders. They can cook food and dry clothes on such stoves. Heaters are made of used gas cylinders. Brackets for dugouts are made from reinforcement. They are also decorated to have a more aesthetic look in the shelters. 

Poltava oblast

According to Dmytro Lunin, head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, internally displaced persons are receiving humanitarian aid in various communities of Poltava oblast. Thus, they receive bed linen, pillows, dishes and hygiene kits from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). In addition, hygiene products and school supplies from UNICEF were also provided to them. 

Assistance for IDPs. Photo: Dmytro Lunin, head of the Poltava Regional State Administration

Alla Rakovetska, head of projects of the “Caritas Poltava” charity fund, said that they provide internally displaced persons with warm clothes in Poltava. For almost two months of the “Social Wardrobe” campaign in Poltava, about 10 tons of clothes and shoes have been distributed to IDPs. 

Cherkasy oblast

According to head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets, the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council sent 5 pickups to the marines. The Council has already transferred 450 units of equipment to the front. 

Assistance for the military. Photo: Ihor Taburets, Head of the Cherkasy Regional State Administration

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

During the day, the russian military attacked about 20 settlements in the region. Among them are Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Dorozhnianka, Novodanylivka, Temyrivka, Shcherbaky, Olhivske, Poltavka, Malynivka, Hryhorivka, Charivne, Preobrazhenka, Novoandriivka, Stepnohirsk, Kamianske, Mali Shcherbaky, Stepove. More than five houses were destroyed by enemy fire, walls, windows, facades were damaged in others. Two high-rise buildings, shops and a local market in Stepnohirsk were also damaged.

According to the information provided by the General Staff, up to 50 russian invaders were wounded in Vasylivka.

As a result of russian shelling on November 2, the last two high-voltage lines that connected the Zaporizhzhia NPP with the Ukrainian power system were damaged. This is reported by Enerhoatom. At 11:04 p.m., the station went into full blackout mode. Diesel generators have been switched on, there will be enough fuel for their operation for 15 days.

In the morning, a part of the factory captured by the russian military in Melitopol was destroyed. One of the main headquarters of the enemy personnel was located there. Mayor Ivan Fedorov shared this information. As a result of the explosions, one of the first military bases of the russian occupiers was damaged – the Refma enterprise they captured. According to Ivan Fedorov, three upper floors of the office building were destroyed and the hangar, where 80 units of enemy equipment were located, was damaged.

Mykolaiv oblast

A residential building in one of the settlements of Shyroke community, Mykolaiv oblast, was destroyed by shelling at night. The shelling of the territory and settlements adjacent to the front line in Bereznehuvate community continues. The information on victims and damage is being clarified.

Tonight, the occupying forces once again shelled the territory of the Inhulka community. Information about damage and victims is being clarified.

According to the “South” Operational Command, up to 60 soldiers in Pershotravneve, Bashtanka district, were liquidated the day before. 

In November, Mykolaiv families with children receive humanitarian aid as part of the “SOS CHILDREN. Emergency Aid Program” project. Families are provided with warm blankets, thermal fans and food kits. Assistance is given to families through the Mykolaiv district administration. In total, the city received 2K thermal fans, 1 230 silicone blankets and 800 food kits for a total amount of over 2.2 million hryvnias.

Humanitarian aid for families with children. Photo from social networks

Odesa oblast

The enemy ship group in the Black Sea consists of 8 units. There is a 1 missile carrier among them equipped with 8 Kalibr missiles on combat duty.

After the “grain agreement” was resumed, 7 ships with agricultural products left the ports of Odesa oblast on November 3. This was reported by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine. Ships with 290K tons of agricultural products left for the countries of Asia and Europe.

Kherson oblast

The situation in the South Buh direction remains difficult, but under control. The enemy continues to regroup troops, fire at the positions of the Defense Forces in order to restrain the actions of our units. The occupiers restricted traffic across the Dnipro River, forbidding the local population from using any watercraft.

The recently liberated Khreshchenivka and Biliaivka in Beryslav district were shelled by the enemy with S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems and Uragan multiple rocket launchers.

Consequences of enemy shelling. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast

At night, rocket and artillery forces struck an alternative crossing in the area of the Antonivskyi bridge. It complicates enemy logistics. Equipment buildup, which the enemy tried to take to other places of deployment, was damaged in the area of Chornobaiivka.

The occupiers plan to take solar power plants from Kherson oblast to the territory of the russian federation. This is reported by the Operational Command “South”. The owners of solar power plants must certify their ownership to the occupiers in the occupied areas of Kherson oblast. If they do not do this within the established period, the property will be “nationalized” (stolen) and transferred to the fake company “khersonoblenergo group” created by the occupiers. Then the property is planned to be taken to the territory of the russian federation.

According to the “South” OC, locals were forbidden to use all moorings (even small rural ones). If any watercraft are found, they will either be destroyed or confiscated. For several weeks, the collaborators moved to boarding houses located on Arbatska Strilka. Owners of recreation centers are forced to resettle “displaced persons”.

The police opened 54 criminal proceedings on war crimes committed by the russian military in Kherson oblast, specifically on the fact of abduction of art objects by the russian military from the Kherson Art Museum to the territory of the aggressor country, looting and kidnapping. A number of collaborators were also exposed.

The Center for Combating Disinformation has discovered the kremlin’s disinformation campaign on the retreat of occupation troops from the right bank of the temporarily occupied Kherson oblast. Currently, the majority of russian propagandists have made “information noise” around the tricolor disappearance previously raised over the building of the Kherson Regional State Administration. This fact, together with the statement of the collaborator Stremousov about the withdrawal of russian troops from Kherson, is presented as regrouping of russian troops on the left bank of the Dnipro. In fact, the russians are strengthening the groups on the right-bank part of Kherson oblast.

Employees of the Beryslav district police department, together with volunteers, brought humanitarian food kits to the war-torn and recently liberated town of Velyka Oleksandrivka. This time, people were given bakery products, canned food, oil, porridge, pasta, flour, and clean drinking water.

Issuance of humanitarian aid in Velyka Oleksandrivka. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

In the RMA, a meeting with the Director of the Civil Protection Organization Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, Colonel of the Civil Protection Service, Viktor Vitovetsky, was held. Civil protection measures, the need for active development of local volunteer fire protection were discussed.

A coordination meeting with representatives of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Ukraine was held in Volyn. The key goal is to provide assistance to IDPs, establish joint cooperation and determine key needs of the region.

The Lutsk City Council will allocate UAH 12.5 million to purchase 6 powerful diesel generators for uninterrupted operation of Lutsk boiler houses in case of lack of power supply in the city.

From Shatsk, 2 cars were transferred to the front line for the soldiers. Funds were collected by public employees.

Lutsk will have 63 heating and Starlink points. Each heating station will have stoves with a cooking surface, firewood, a diesel generator, drinking water and a basic set of products. If necessary, a medical worker will be on duty with a basic set of medicines.

The Lutsk musician collected UAH 102K for the Ukrainian military. The volunteer collects funds for universal charging stations for the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Zakarpattia oblast

From Zakarpattia, a humanitarian cargo, namely 19 mini-power stations, chainsaws, fireplaces, protective moisture-resistant clothing, film for arranging dugouts in large volumes, was sent to the soldiers of the 101st Zakarpattia Territorial Defense Brigade.

Head of the RMA, Viktor Mykyta, announced that a modern DJI Agras T30 drone was supplied to Zakarpattia fighters of the Sonechko volunteer special unit.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Two servicemen from Prykarpattia returned home from captivity. Serviceman Vasyl Zaiarnyi (held in russian captivity since May 16) and psychologist officer Lieutenant Anastasia Tereshina (captured on May 18 during the occupation of Mariupol) were released from captivity. Now, they are undergoing a full medical examination and further rehabilitation.

A humanitarian cargo, notably  a generator, flashlights, power banks, batteries, sleeping bags, warm blankets, personal hygiene items, food and treats, was sent to defenders from Ivano-Frankivsk.

Lviv oblast

Rescuers from Lviv oblast took part in intersectoral simulation crisis training of the Resilient Ukraine program. The training covered the consequences of the current war, man-made emergencies, disinformation, etc.

The Coordination Center for provision of humanitarian aid in Lviv oblast received humanitarian cargo from the US, namely, winter uniforms for defenders and 3 pallets of gas masks for the military and the civilian population. This cargo is one of 20 containers that the US plans to send to the Coordination Center.

Representatives of international organizations World Vision International and HealthRight International visited the Mother and Child Center Unbreakable Mothers, built in Lviv for pregnant displaced women. The guests discussed implementation of the project Providing intersectoral support to IDPs and victims of the war in Ukraine in Lviv. It envisages creation of a mobile brigade of social and psychological assistance to IDPs with children.

The RMA reported that the Drohobych District Military Administration in partnership with the ALLO chain of stores sent 50 winter convectors for various military units.

Winter convectors for the Armed Forces. Photo: Lviv RMA

A new creative space for IDP children will open in Drohobych region where displaced children will have the opportunity to develop their skills, study and acquire additional knowledge. The project is implemented by the Czech humanitarian organization People in Need with the financial support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC). Since the war began, over 11K children have come to Drohobych region.

In the Lviv City Children’s Ecological and Naturalist Center, children make trench candles for the defenders of Ukraine. In an hour, children made 18 candles and decorated them with warm wishes for the defenders.

The process of making candles and writing wishes to the defenders. Photo: Lviv City Council

Rivne oblast

The deputy Head of the Rivne RMA for digital development, digital transformations and digitalization (CDTO), Ivanna Smachilo, announced that in Rivne oblast, efforts are being made to ensure the availability of mobile communications even in critical situations arising out of rocket attacks.

The Rivneoblenergo brigade went to Kherson oblast. Energy workers will repair power grids damaged by the enemy in liberated territories. According to the head of the service for the operation of distribution networks of Rivneoblenergo, Vasyl Yarema, restoration work will often be accompanied by sappers and under the sound of artillery.

“Rivneoblenergo” brigade. Photo: Rivne RMA

In Zdovbytsk community, raincoats-tents are sewn and stews are prepared for the Armed Forces. Funds for the purchase of meat and tent fabric were collected at the Pokrovsky charity fair.

Ternopil oblast

A train from Donetsk oblast arrived in Ternopil oblast. Over 80 IDPs were evacuated from the war zone.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Czech partners sent a DAF fire truck for one of the military units of Khmelnytskyi oblast. The car is already prepared for use. Technical inspection has been carried out and it has been equipped with the necessary equipment.

Chernivtsi oblast

In the RMA, a meeting with representatives of 30 largest enterprises and objects of the housing and communal economy of the oblast was held. They discussed the need to reduce electricity consumption.

Head of the Department of Strategic Development of Medicine and Organizational and Resource Support of the Department of Health Care of the Chernivtsi Regional Hospital, Svitlana Poleva, reported that Bukovyna communal health care facilities with inpatient departments are 100% equipped with backup energy sources

Housing for IDPs is being prepared in Sokyryan community. They are planning to refurbish the former surgical department of a local hospital to accommodate the families of doctors who have arrived from the zone of active hostilities.

The Chernivtsi City Council reported that in Chernivtsi, with the support of German partners GIZ and Chernivtsioblenergo, 26 modules for the temporary residence of displaced persons are being set up.

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

The IAEA announced that according to the inspection results, the IAEA detected no signs of nuclear activity in Ukraine.

IAEA message. Photo from social networks

The US will transfer VAMPIRE systems to Ukraine to combat UAVs in 2023.

President of Microsoft, Brad Smith, announced that the company will provide $100 million in technological assistance.

The Federal Council of Switzerland allocated 100 million Swiss francs (almost $100 million) for restoration of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.

Germany provided mobile water filtration systems to 13 Ukrainian communities.

Representatives of the charity association Free Ukraine sent 21 Toyota Land Cruiser J78 SUVs to Ukraine, equipped to work in difficult conditions in territories with destroyed infrastructure. The Ukrainian-Swiss association Free Ukraine has already sent 30 SUVs to Ukraine. Another 70 will be delivered in the coming months.

The Parliament of Bulgaria supported sending heavy weapons to Ukraine.

Switzerland joined the EU sanctions against Iran following the supply of kamikaze drones to russia.

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Czech Parliament recognized the russian regime as terrorist.

Prominent historian Timothy Snyder has become an ambassador of the fundraising platform UNITED24. Snyder has already started collecting for The Martyr Hunter.

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

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



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