War in Ukraine today: latest news, November 21, 2022 (photo)

It has been the 271st 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 6pm:   

The enemy continues its armed aggression against our state, and does not stop striking at industrial facilities. The invaders try to keep the temporarily occupied territories, focusing their efforts on restraining actions of the Defense Forces, enhancing the defense line, and conducting offensive operations in some areas. Aerial reconnaissance is carried out as well.

The enemy carried out 1 air and 2 missile strikes, as well as over 10 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops along the contact line.

Towards Volyn, Polissia and Siversky, the situation did not changed significantly, there are no signs of offensive groups formed.

In the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk oblasts, the enemy continues to hold separate units of its troops.

Towards Sloboda, the enemy shelled in the areas of the settlements of Veterynarne, Strelecha, Hlyboke, Starytsia, Ohirtseve, Zarubynka, Ambarne and Dvorшchna, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy is defending, shelling from tanks, mortars, barreled and rocket artillery in the areas of Kotliarivka, Tabaivka, Peschane and Krokhmalne, Kharkiv oblast; Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Ploshchanka and Makiivka of Luhansk oblast and Yampolivka, Torske and Berestove of Donetsk oblast. 

Towards Bakhmut and Avdiivka, the enemy focuses its main efforts on conducting offensive actions.

Towards Novopavlivka, the enemy is actively defending on the captured frontiers. There is shelling from tanks, mortars, barreled and rocket artillery in the areas of 21 settlements, namely Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Vodiane, Vuhledar, Soledar, Maiorsk, Marinka and Pervomaiske of Donetsk oblast.

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the enemy conducts defensive operations. Our positions were fired from mortars, barreled artillery and multiple launch rocket systems. From enemy artillery fire, 9 settlements were damaged.

Towards Kryvyi Rih and Kherson, the enemy creates an echeloned defense system, improves fortification and logistics support for advanced units, does not stop artillery shelling of our troops’ positions and settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River. Osokorivka, Havrylivka, Mylove, Shliakhove, Vesele, Vysuntsi, Veletenske, Stanislav and Kherson were fired from tanks, mortars, barreled and rocket artillery. 

In the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, mobilization to the ranks of the Russian occupation forces continues. In the city of Simferopol, on November 19, a meeting was held with the participation of the so-called heads of law enforcement agencies with representatives of the city administration and heads of settlement councils. The main issue of this confluence was the failure to comply with certain quantitative indicators of mobilization.

In order to solve this problem, from November 21, 2022, representatives of the so-called military commissariats and police in the specified temporarily occupied territory began issuing summonses under signature.

Ukrainian aviation struck the enemy’s buildup. Units of rocket forces and artillery of the Defense Forces, affected a control point, a depot of fuel and lubricants and a buildup of personnel, weapons and military equipment.

Head of the permanent delegation of Ukraine to the NATO PA Yehor Cherniov reports that the NATO Parliamentary Assembly recognized the russian federation and its regime as terrorist. The relevant resolution was adopted unanimously at the annual session in Madrid. The resolution calls for establishing a special tribunal to prosecute this regime for heinous war crimes. Cherniov also added that in this way it is possible to condemn not only the direct perpetrators of war crimes, but also the top leadership of the russian federation.

Head of the joint coordination press center of the Defense Forces of the south of Ukraine Natalia Humeniuk informs that on the Kinburn Spit of Mykolaiv oblast, the military operation continues in silence mode. “The specificity of the situation lies in the fact that these are geographical features. The enemy pulls up forces there from the territory that is temporarily occupied, so he can afford to restore reserves even after we inflict damage… Nevertheless, we continue our combat work. As soon as there is a result, we will report on it. Now it is a military operation in silence mode,” said Humeniuk.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russian troops shelled at least eight settlements near the state border and in proximity of Kupiansk. The invaders arrange provocations on the border with russia.


Ukrainian troops discovered a mine corridor in the north of Kharkiv oblast near the border with russia. The Eastern Operational and Territorial Association of the National Guard reported that residents of Hoptivka, Shopino and Tokarivka villages indicated the mined area when filtration measures were there. The invaders mined the area with MON-90, MON-50, Fougasse and OZM-72 mines. According to the military, if the mine corridor had worked, civilians could have been injured.

Mines in the north of Kharkiv oblast. Photo from social media

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, said that 98% of the boiler houses planned for activation are already working. More than 97% of apartment buildings and more than 98% of social infrastructure facilities are connected to heat. This also applies to Izium, Kupiansk and other liberated settlements.


Volunteer mechanics from Kharkiv, Kyrylo and Andrii, made an electric car from a Soviet off-road vehicle created 50 years ago for intelligence officers. Now the car can drive up to 200 km on a charged battery. Instead of the native petrol engine, there is an electric one under the hood, so the car is almost silent and invisible.

Director of the Center for Emergency Medical Care, Viktor Zabashta, confirmed that russian troops shelled the de-occupied Vovchansk in the evening. Two people were injured. According to him, a 60-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were taken to hospital. Spokeswoman of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Olena Shapoval, claimed that Vovchansk was shelled with multiple rocket launchers.

Last night, the enemy launched a missile attack with an S-300 system on Shevchenkove settlement of the Kupiansk region. The missile hit a 2-storey apartment building and damaged a residential building nearby. A 38-year-old woman was killed and at least two people injured. Rescuers are still clearing the rubble.

Moreover, the invaders attacked Chuhuiv, Kharkiv and Kupiansk regions with mortars and artillery.

In Kupiansk, warehouses and civilian industry facilities were damaged by shelling and fires broke out.

De-mining continues. 86 explosive ordnance were defused.

Donetsk oblast

The Main Directorate of the National Police of Donetsk oblast reports that police transported the wounded man and his daughter from Bakhmut. During the evacuation, shelling began. The father and daughter were taken from the street of the city, along which the front line passes. The family was in the basement of the house. The man was injured earlier.

Petro Andryushchenko, Adviser to the mayor of Mariupol reports that in the temporarily occupied Mariupol, Russians began to demolish the Communication House, on the wall of which there is a unique mosaic Space Conquerors by Mariupol resident Viktor Arnautov. According to him, the name of the mosaic most likely does not belong to the author, but took root because of the rocket depicted. Its real name is Signalmen. It is the second largest Arnautov mosaic in the world.

Space Conquerors Mosaic . Photo: Mariupol City Council

Head of the Donetsk RMA Pavlo Kyrylenko reports on 3 civilians wounded by russians: 2 in Bakhmut and 1 in the village of Kostiantynivka.

At night, the russians shelled different parts of the front in the center and north of the Donetsk oblast.

Towards Volnovakha, there were no casualties, although Vuhledar, the outskirts of Prechystivka and Vodiane came under fire.

Towards Donetsk, the Kurakhove community was shelled. According to preliminary information, without casualties, the destruction scale is being established.

Towards Horlivka, russians targeted Bakhmut, damaging one of the schools. There were hits in the outskirts of Chasiv Yar, Soledar and Toretsk communities and near Siversk.

Towards Lysychansk, Torske and Zarichne of the Lyman community were again under fire. The extent of destruction is being clarified.

Luhansk oblast

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that the Russians forcibly resettled residents of Bilovodsk to the temporarily occupied Luhansk.

Towards Svatove-Kreminna, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are gradually moving forward. On the part of Bilohorivka, there are more defensive actions, russians do not stop attacking the settlement, they consider the village as their own springboard for the offensive, and the threat of the Armed Forces advancing to Lysychansk. According to the updated information, a column of enemy equipment in Syrotyne (Svatove region) was destroyed. De-occupied settlements are still shelled by the enemy. Makiivka is destroyed to the ground, people are constantly in basements.

According to Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk RMA, winter will benefit our military, because now due to bad weather, a continuous “swamp” under our feet has formed near Kreminna and Svatove. According to him, the occupiers practically destroyed Bilohorivka, Makiivka, Novotoshkivske, Popasna and Toshkivka but people are waiting for it to be possible to return there.

Referring to the Luhansk RMA, after the liberation of the settlements, the heads of village councils, who remained under occupation, underwent all checks in law enforcement agencies that they had not cooperated with the russians.

The day before, the Ukrainian military repulsed the invaders’ attacks in the areas of Bilohorivka and Stelmakhivka. Towards Kupiansk and Lyman, the enemy is defending on the previously occupied frontiers. Enemy artillery shelling was recorded in the areas of Makiivka, Nevske, Novoselivka, Ploshchanka and Stelmakhivka.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

This year, the events for the Day of Dignity and Freedom took place under the slogan “We stood on Maidan – we will win the war.” In the morning in Kyiv, an interfaith prayer for Ukraine and the fighters for its freedom was held in the Ecumenical Church of Archangel Michael. The Maidan Museum organized the War for Identity exhibition, and in the evening on the Alley of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred and near the Wall of Memory on Mykhailivska Square, there was the traditional laying of flowers and light bulbs.

Bell of Dignity was rung in memory of the fallen Euromaidan participants and the military. Photo: Anna Khoroshun

Help from the capital community went from Kyiv to Kherson. As reported in the Kyiv RMA, the most necessary items are being transferred – 5 passenger buses, 4 trucks, a garbage truck, an excavator, 2 ambulances, 11 generators, medical equipment, construction materials, as well as food, warm blankets and clothes.

The city council reported that the first stationary heating points equipped with generators were launched in Bucha. In total, 754 heating points have been prepared in the Kyiv oblast in case of long-term power outages and damage to the heating system. They plan to organize a thousand heating points in Kyiv – 100 in each of the districts.

Heating point on Kyiv Square in Bucha. Photo: city council

Kyiv will purchase mobile boiler houses. Kyivteploenerho announced a tender for their purchase in the Prozzoro system. Diesel mobile boiler houses will be purchased for eight districts of the city. In total, they plan to purchase 35 mobile boiler houses for the amount of almost UAH 272 million.

The Kyiv RMA reported that current repairs will be carried out in Kyiv oblast for three thousand houses damaged due the full-scale invasion of the russian federation. This became possible thanks to the project Housing and Financial Assistance for Vulnerable Households in Ukraine, which is implemented by the Caritas-Kyiv charity fund in cooperation with the Bureau of Humanitarian Aid with the financial support of the Catholic Relief Service.

In Hostomel, which suffered terrible destruction during the hostilities in the oblast, the destroyed housing is being restored. Repair crews work in the village. Currently, they are restoring the destroyed housing on Sviato-Pokrovska Street and repairing the roof of one of the high-rise buildings.

Winter children’s clothing began to be given to displaced persons in Kyiv oblast. The kits are distributed according to previously received applications through the Ministry of Reintegration. 74 sets have already been given, each containing a jacket, a sweater, thermal underwear, trousers, socks, shoes, a hat and gloves.

At Kyiv metro stations, first aid training sessions  will be held every third Friday of the month, based on demand. At the last exercises, more than 2,600 citizens learned basic life-saving techniques. According to the instructors, they were struck by how people were lined up near the training points even before the start of training. Many citizens wrote down the algorithm for providing this or that type of assistance or filmed the entire process.

Zhytomyr oblast

Five trucks will deliver 165 tons of humanitarian aid from Zhytomyr to the de-occupied settlements of Kherson oblast. Part of the aid was allocated from the reserves of Zhytomyr oblast, part was collected by volunteers. In addition, two trucks with wood will be handed over to the military.

Due to the full-scale war, companies from Kharkiv and Zhytomyr combine their capacities into a single wax enterprise. According to Denys Soldatov, Director of the Kharkiv Bdzholoprodukt, the decision to move the enterprise to Zhytomyr LLC Agrofirma Bdzholovod was not easy, but in war conditions the main thing is to preserve the Ukrainian beekeeping industry, as well as unique technologies and achievements.

Zhytomyr Community Foundation organized a free meeting-consultation of pregnant migrants and Zhytomyr women with an obstetrician-gynecologist. Thanks to the Meaningful Gatherings project, launched in May, those interested had the opportunity to consult with lawyers, psychologists, cosmetologists and even tried their hand at riding dragon boats together.

Sumy oblast

Head of the Sumy RMA, Dmytro Zhivytskyi announced that the enemy shelled the border areas of Sumy oblast three times. Esman, Shalyhine and Bilopillia communities came under fire conducted from artillery weapons and mortars. During the mortar shelling of the village of Ryzhivka in the Bilopillia community, the russian military destroyed a cultural center, a shop and a bakery. Power lines and a gas pipeline were also damaged.

Shop in the village of Ryzhivka after the russian shelling. Photo: from the tg channel of the head of the Sumy RMA Dmytro Zhivytskyi

The ‘North’ Operational Command reported that the occupiers conducted another attack on Sumy oblast. They dropped 10 mines in the village of Rozhkovichi of the Seredyna-Buda community.

Head of the Sumy RMA Dmytro Zhivytskyi reports that 14,987 consumers were left without power due to accidents on the power grid lines. Residents of Buryn, Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Romny and Nedryhailivka communities are without electricity.

The workshop called Stress Management: Basics of Self-Help in Difficult Times was held in the Trostyanets Public Library. The event was held with the support of the Swiss company MedAir. Its purpose is to tell people about stress, provide psychological first aid, and teach self-help mechanisms in crisis situations.

A new art object called We are Waiting for Peaceful Spring appeared in Sumy. 12 birdhouses are the result of the joint creative work of the Kostur gallery, the Prychal Odysseia museum and one of Sumy churches. The symbol of spring and life will be placed in the art yard on Voskresenska Street.

“We are Waiting for Peaceful Spring”: a new art object has been installed in Sumy. Photo: from social networks

The Mykhailivka charity fair was held in Shostka. The event was organized by the beekeepers of the Shostka community with the charity fund Medic-U. Visitors had an opportunity to buy beekeeping items and enjoy delicious dishes cooked on the fire. Proceeds are intended to support Ukrainian defenders.

Chernihiv oblast

The occupier who shot a civilian car with a family at the beginning of the invasion will be tried in Chernihiv oblast. This was reported by the Chernihiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office. The tragedy occurred on February 26 in the village of Krupychpole, Pryluky region. The car with the family was shot while it was standing, passing enemy vehicles. A married couple with their daughter and son-in-law were in the car. After the shooting, the accused left the scene of the crime with his military accomplices. An elderly woman died, other family members were injured to varying degrees.

The Chernihiv RMA reported that the families of 19 deceased servicemen of the Chernihiv oblast received the orders of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi and “For Courage”. State awards were handed over to the families of the fallen defenders by Head of the Chernihiv RMA Viacheslav Chaus and Commander of the troops of the ‘North’ Operational Command Viktor Nikoliuk.

Funds were collected for special equipment for the Armed Forces at a charity tournament in Chernihiv. The tournament became a joint project of the XLINE network of fitness clubs and the international foundation We are from Ukraine. Competitions were held in kettlebell sports, crossfit and arm wrestling: each participant made a contribution.

Volodymyr Dubrovskyi, a craftsman from Pryluky, makes field stoves, candlesticks and frying pans and gives them to the soldiers at the front. The raw materials are the remains of materials for pre-war orders and various unnecessary pieces of metal. Now the man is developing a new type of stove to heat a building with an area of ​​up to 200 m².

Innovative field stove for the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the Pryluky craftsman Volodymyr Dubrovskyi. Photo from social networks

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to Head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk,  the occupiers shelled the peaceful settlements of Dnipropetrovsk oblast at night again. A man born in 1944 was wounded in Nikopol, where the russian army fired heavy artillery. Four residential buildings, a car and a boat were mutilated in the city due to enemy attacks. The russians also attacked Marganets and Myrove communities in the Nikopol region with MRLS. 

Vinnytsia oblast

Oksana Ivankova, Head of the Podilska Lastivka NGO informed that 7 tonnes of humanitarian cargo for Ukrainian defenders were collected at the regional station of young naturalists. Dumplings, cabbage rolls, flatbreads, lard, stews, condensed milk, pickles, vegetables and fruits, as well as vitaminized pasta and personal hygiene products will be delivered to Donetsk oblast.

Knives for the Ukrainian military are made by master Oleksandr from Vinnytsia. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, he has handed over 300 items to the fighters.

Vinnytsia Mayor Serhii Morhunov announced that 30 municipal heating points have been installed on the basis of Vinnytsia libraries, schools and youth clubs. More than 20 institutions are being prepared.  Today, the head of the community spoke to the managers of shopping centers about the possibility of deploying such points in their premises.

Kirovohrad oblast

Head of the Kirovohrad Regional State Administration Andrii Raikovich says that another volunteer cargo was sent to Kherson. In addition to food, it contains office equipment, household appliances, hygiene products, etc. The RMA consults the Ministry of Reintegration regarding admission of internally displaced persons from Kherson oblast to the communities of the Holovanivsk region. Almost 50 tonnes of food have been collected from the oblast regions for communities of Kherson oblast.

Poltava oblast

Head of the Poltava Regional State Administration Dmytro Lunin informs that humanitarian aid was brought to the Chornobaivka community in Kherson oblast from Poltava oblast. For local residents, who had been under occupation for more than eight months, humanitarian aid was delivered in five trucks, containing food, drinking water, warm blankets, and stoves for heating. There were also hygiene products and diapers for kids. 

Help for Kherson oblast. Photo from social networks

Cherkasy oblast

Volunteers from Cherkasy oblast delivered aid to the liberated Kherson residents. They collected food packages, drinking water, baby hygiene items, etc.

Advisor of the Regional Center of Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine Iryna Nazarok says that doctors from Cherkasy oblast were among the first to provide assistance in the de-occupied territories of the Kherson region. 320 people with various diseases turned to medical teams from Cherkasy region for help – from critical conditions to the maximum exacerbation of chronic diseases, including that from psychological stress.

Doctors provide assistance to residents of Kherson oblast. Photo from social networks

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

At night, the russian military fired S-300 rockets at two villages in the Zaporizhzhia region. The explosions destroyed and damaged residential buildings.

Consequences of shelling in the Zaporozhzhia region. Photo: Zaporizhia RMA

The occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in Novodanylivka, Malynivka, Shcherbaky, Olhivske, Kamianske, Komyshuvakha, Bilohiria, Dorozhnianka, Zaliznychne, Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Mali Shcherbaky, Stepnohirsk. The police received 23 reports about the destruction of houses, apartments and infrastructure objects as a result of shelling.

On November 20, there were three explosions in the temporarily occupied village of Vesele, Melitopol region. According to Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov, the military base of the occupiers caught fire there. Local residents reported significant destruction. Information on the number of injured occupiers is currently being clarified

The Kushuhum community in the Zaporizhzhia region received wood for heating as part of the nationwide program to support the population suffering from the armed aggression of the occupier. 180 cubic meters have already been delivered to the community and handed over to 60 households.

Local resident with wood for heating. Photo Zaporizhzhia RMA.

Mykolaiv oblast

A military operation is underway in a silent mode on the Kinburn Spit. According to Natalia Humeniuk, Head of the joint press center of the Southern Defense Forces, as of November 21 combat operations in the only occupied part of Mykolaiv oblast continue. Due to the fact that the spit is connected by land with the temporarily occupied territory, russian troops are able to deliver ammunition and build reserves. The geographical position, namely, the surrounding on three sides by water, and the weather conditions will make defensive actions difficult for the occupiers. The de-occupation of the Kinburn Spit is necessary to add Mykolaiv port to the grain agreement.

On November 20, the enemy attacked the waters of the Ochakiv community with anti-aircraft missiles. There are no casualties.

On November 21, a police station resumed its operation in Snihurivka. Currently, the efforts of the police are aimed at recording and documenting all the crimes committed by the russian military. They do not have a statute of limitations. Investigators have already registered 1️75 offenses committed by the russian military since the de-occupation of the Snihurivka community. 

A curfew will be introduced on the territory of the Snihurivka community starting on November 21. It will last from 18:00 to 07:00.

Agricultural enterprises in Mykolaiv oblast received 1,400 tonnes wheat seeds for free thanks to FAO support. The Bashtanka community and two communities of the Voznesensk region received 710.5 tonnes, Mykolaiv region communities received 691,6 tons of seeds. Agricultural farms received seeds of nine varieties. The grain was calibrated, pickled and packed in bags.

A reinforced concrete shelter was installed at a public transport stop in Mykolaiv. This is the second shelter in the city, which was established at the initiative of the SafePlaceUA project. The structure has ten seats, and space for 18 people in total. There are benches, sockets and lighting inside. The building was painted by local artist Dmytro Sliepukha.

Reinforced concrete shelter at a public transport stop in Mykolaiv. Photo from social networks.

Odesa oblast

There are emergency power outages in Odesa oblast. Stabilization shutdown schedules are currently not in effect.

The Odesa District Administrative Court invites those without electricity to come charge their devices or work with a laptop. There are free sockets on the first and second floors of the courthouse. To enter the court a person needs to present an identity document.

The Odesa knitting club makes knitted handmade for the military. Socks and knitted hats are made. The association appeared before the start of the full-scale invasion, but after February 24, several dozen volunteers united to hand over warm handmade items to the Armed Forces. Volunteers sent knitted items to Mykolaiv, Kherson, Donetsk and Odesa oblasts. The women attach postcards with wishes to each pair of socks.

Volunteers at work. Photo from social networks

Kherson oblast

The enemy is creating an echeloned defense system, improving fortification and logistical support of advanced units towards Kherson. The russian troops continue to shell the positions of our troops and settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River. The enemy fired Osokorivka, Havrylivka, Mylove, Shliakhove, Vesele, Vysuntsi, Veletenske, Stanislav and Kherson from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery.

Four injured people were taken to the regional hospital after shelling Kherson by russian troops. One person died during hospitalization.

Employees of the prosecutor’s office established places of torture in four buildings in Kherson. So far, they have conducted inspections there and collected evidence testifying to the crimes of the military and special services of the russian federation. Experts removed parts of rubber batons, a wooden bat, an apparatus used by the occupiers to torture the Kherson people with electric current, an incandescent lamp and bullets from the walls. All victims are currently being identified.

The russian troops are shelling the settlements of the Beryslav region around the clock with Hrad MLRSs, barrelled artillery and mortars, targeting infrastructure objects and houses of civilians, there are killed and wounded. A fire, depressurization and ignition of a gas pipeline occurred in the Belozerka village community after enemy shelling. After shelling by the russian army, a kindergarten was damaged in the village of Lvove, Beryslav region, where the 2nd floor caught fire, there were no casualties.

Consequences of enemy shelling in Kherson oblast. Photo: Police of Kherson oblast.

Over the past two days, the police opened 130 criminal proceedings on the facts of war crimes committed by the russian army in Kherson oblast. A local resident who returned to the de-occupied village in the Beryslav region, discovered a recent burial of his relatives: his father and grandmother. People died as a result of military aggression of the russian federation. 

The planting campaign for the 2023 harvest on an area of 40.77 hectares in the Novovorontsovka community,  was disrupted, and this year’s harvest was not obtained due to constant shelling by the russian army.

The police record crimes of looting of museums, utility companies, pharmacies, and warehouses in the occupied territories. The russian soldiers continue to move into the homes of local residents. There are also reports of abduction, beatings and torture of local residents.

The first electricity connections in Kherson will begin in a week. According to Kherson Regional Council Deputy Serhii Khlan, it is possible to fully provide the city with electricity and water in about a month. The first power supply is restored by repair crews working around the clock near Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih. Water supply will be restored after electricity is supplied.

The National Bank of Ukraine presented the first commemorative medal from the series dedicated to hero cities on Freedom Square in the liberated Kherson. It is called “Kherson – the city of heroes”. It is also planned to issue medals dedicated to the cities of heroes in the series – Kharkiv, Mariupol, the shot Kyiv oblast (Bucha, Hostomel, Irpin) and other cities.

Medal “Kherson – the city of heroes”. Photo: National Bank of Ukraine.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The Main Department of the State Emergency Service in Volyn oblast reported that Volyn sappers are demining the liberated territories. Since April, they have been working in shifts in Chernihiv oblast, now they are working in Donetsk oblast.

Mayor Ihor Chaika, reported that the thermal networks enterprise Kovelteplo received 7 diesel generators as backup power sources for uninterrupted work in the conditions of the energy crisis.

The archive department of the Lutsk City Council together with the branch library for adults organized an exhibition of documents dedicated to the Day of Dignity and Freedom under the name Indomitable Spirit of the Unconquered Nation. The recipes of archival documents, a selection of books and newspaper publications that reflect the most important historical moments of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine are presented.

Zakarpattia oblast

UAH 7.5 million from the budget of Uzhhorod will be transferred to the budget of Kherson oblast. The funds will be used to carry out emergency repair works on residential and other infrastructure facilities damaged as a result of hostilities.

The police of Zakarpattia oblast informed that Zakarpattia policemen delivered warm clothes to residents of one of the communities in Kharkiv oblast.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

A concert of sacred music God, Save Ukraine was held in Kalusha. At the event, volunteers were awarded and money was collected to support the military.

Lviv oblast

Soldiers of the 24th separate mechanized brigade named after King Danylo received Starlinks to have reliable communication, ordinary and shock-resistant laptops that can be used in the field, drones and 3D printers. This is equipment from the Lviv IT Cluster.

Drohobych region shelters received sets of warm clothes for IDPs. UNICEF and the International Medical Corps sent 3 986 gift sets of new warm clothes for children, 700 blankets and 175 heaters to the district shelters.

Juvenile policemen of Lviv oblast joined the all-Ukrainian national-patriotic action We are Ukrainians. On this occasion, police officers and children painted the flag of Ukraine with patriotic slogans. This flag was handed over to the law enforcement officers by colleagues from Volyn oblast, and later – to the police officers of other oblasts.

Kharkiv School of Architecture reported that a reading club will open in Lviv. It is reported that the Library of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences is almost fully equipped, so it’s time to open a reading club! 

Rivne oblast

The oblast energy workers will continue to help restore Kherson oblast. For about a week, electricians and engineers of Rivneoblenerho have been working to restore the 35 kV Novovorontsovka-Osokorivka line. Appropriate equipment from Rivne oblast is also involved in this process.

In the RMA, a meeting with the initiative group of heads of condominiums of the oblast was held. They discussed the possibility of maintaining heat in apartments, despite the lack of electricity.

Social security authorities together with the Rivne Professional College of the National University of Bioresources and Nature Management of Ukraine have developed a program of specialized professional adaptation courses for military personnel and their families. They will learn to open their own business.

Free vocational training courses. Photo: Rivne RMA

Volunteers work in clubs of the Babinsk community. In these headquarters, they weave, sew, cook, hold fairs and do everything to support the Armed Forces and the displaced. Since the war began, 1.7K square meters of camouflage nets have already been woven here. They even have their own record, namely the largest camouflage net measuring 9 by 3 meters.

Local residents organized a charity fair at the Holovyn Lyceum in the Rivne region. Soldiers, children and families of fallen heroes joined the event. Over UAH 105K was collected at the fair for the needs of the soldiers.

In Rivne, the photo exhibition Angels of Sport started . It presents the stories of 100 athletes who gave their lives on the battlefield for Ukraine.

​Angels of Sport. Photo: Rivne RMA

Ternopil oblast

Ternopiloblenerho reported that in connection with the critical situation in the energy system of Ukraine as a result of missile attacks, schedule of hourly shutdowns in Ternopil oblast will operate around the clock from November 22.

The RMA reported that the police of Ternopil oblast handed over a car to their colleagues in Kherson oblast.

Almost 8K children from Ternopil will receive reflective tapes. First of all, these are children whose parents are currently at the front, those of combatants, those with disabilities, those whose families are in difficult life circumstances, and others. The tapes will be distributed in educational institutions.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Mayor of Netishyn, Oleksandr Supruniuk, announced that in the city, a satellite city of the Khmelnytskyi NPP, support points with stable power supply have been prepared for the stay of local residents.

In Iziaslav, a candlelight charity concert in support of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was held. The thematic event ended with a joint performance of the National Anthem of Ukraine. The funds collected from the charity concert will be used for the needs of fellow soldiers.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Chernivtsi Regional Council reported that the special car Nissan Terrano was received by the rescuers of Vyzhnychyna from their colleagues from Poland. It was sent by the volunteer fire brigade from Legionovo fto the 4th state fire and rescue squad of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service in Chernivtsi oblast.

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

Germany handed Ukraine another batch of aid for the front. It includes MARS II ammunition, M1070 Oshkosh heavy-duty semi-trailers, border patrol vehicles, anti-drone sensors, parts for various equipment, etc.

Luxembourg provides HMMWV SUVs to Ukraine. Minister of Defense of Luxembourg, Francois Bausch, stated that it will strengthen Ukraine in exercising its right to self-defense.

Post by the Minister of Defense of Luxembourg. Photo from social networks

Minister of Development of the Federal Republic of Germany, Svenja Schultze, stated that Germany will help repair Ukrainian infrastructure facilities.

Norway will provide Ukraine with $195 million for the purchase of gas for the winter. The money is part of a 10 billion kroner aid package. It must come through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Head of the National Security Council of Israel, Eyal Hulat, announced that Israel promised to supply Ukraine with high-precision ballistic missiles in case Iran starts supplying russia with its own missiles.

Head of the Ministry of Defense of Italy, Guido Crozetto, announced that Italy wants to continue the decree on supplying weapons to Ukraine for the whole of 2023.

Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, said that Spanish police officers will arrive in Ukraine to help in the investigation of russian crimes

“The frozen funds of the russians must be used for the benefit of Ukrainians,” said Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki.

OSCE and Thomson Reuters launched the Be Safe campaign against exploitation of Ukrainian refugees. The campaign is aimed at providing vital information and advice that will help Ukrainians understand the risks of human trafficking and ways to get help.

Ukraine and Great Britain will cooperate in the field of mental health. This was discussed during a round table dedicated to the experience of Great Britain in developing its mental health care system.

The first meeting of the EU-Ukraine Joint Committee on Science and Innovation was held in Brussels. The parties agreed to strengthen joint educational activities and study targeted assistance aimed at expanding research networks of Ukrainian organizations.

 Patron the Dog became the first dog in history to receive the title of Dog of Good Will from UNICEF Ukraine. The memorandum on cooperation was signed on World Children’s Day.

In Moldova, a car race was organized under the slogan Glory to Ukraine! While driving, the cars carried the flags of Moldova, the EU, NATO and Ukraine.

In Chisinau (Moldova), dozens of pairs of shoes were brought to the russian embassy in memory of the children killed by the occupiers in Ukraine.

Dozens of pairs of children’s shoes in front of the russian embassy in Chisinau. Photo from social networks

Andrii Kalkov, from Lutsk, created a mural in Berlin. The boy became one of the invited artists of the project The Wall – Murals Across Europe and the Middle East.

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

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


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