War in Ukraine today: latest news, October 12, 2022 (photo)

It has been the 231th 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 18.00: 

The enemy is trying to hold the ground in the temporarily occupied territories, focus its efforts on thwarting the active actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in some directions. Moreover, they are attempting to launch an offensive towards Bakhmut and Avdiivka. 

The enemy fires at our defender’s position along the entire contact line, erects the defensive constructions in some directions and conducts the aerial reconnaissance. 

The russians are constantly violating the norms of the International humanitarian law, strikes at the critical infrastructure and residential areas. 

The enemy launched 3 missiles and 4 rockets, fired from multi rocket launchers 10 times. 

The facilities and civilians in over 10 settlements, Mali Scherbaky, Ochakiv, Nikopol and Myrne, were affected. The infrastructure facilities in Zaporizhzhia and Mykolaiv oblasts were damaged. The russians used cruise missiles, space-to-air guided weapons. Furthermore, occupiers are using Iranian “Shahed-136” UAVs. The air defense forces of Ukraine destroyed 10 of them.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the situation did not significantly change. The republic of belarus continues to comprehensively inspect and examine their armed forces and conducts military drills. The territory of Ukraine is still exposed to the threat of missile and air strikes, as well as “Shahed-136” UAVs from belarus.  

The enemy fired towards;

Siversk from mortars and barreled artillery in the areas of Hai, Chernihiv oblast, Myropillia, Stukalivka, Seredyna Buda, Rozhkovychi and Pavlivka, Sumy oblast. The enemy used the attack drones; 

Sloboda from mortars, barrelled and reactive artillery in the areas of Vovchanks, Strilecha, Udy. UAVs were used to adjust the fire; 

Kramatosk from tanks, mortars, barreled and reactive artillery along the entire contact line, specifically in the areas of Bilohorivka, Hrekivka, Zarichne, Terny and Torske. The enemy is mining the bridges; 

Bakhmut along the entire contact line, specifically in the area of Bakhmut, Soledar, Maiorsk, New York, Zalizne; 

Avdiivka from tanks, artillery of various types, in the areas of Avdiivka, Vodiane, Nevelske, Pervomaisk, Oleksandropil, Novokalynove, Mariynka, Prechysta, Zolota Nyva and Tonenke. 

The enemy didn’t launch the offensive towards Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia. 20 settlements, Novosilka, Zaliznychne, Bilohiria, Vremivka, Malynivka, Neskuchne, Orikhiv, Charivne and Olhivske, were struck.

40 settlements along the entire contact line were under attack in the South Buh area. The enemy is attempting to replenish significant losses by newly mobilized russian soldiers completing the intense military training.  

The Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks in the areas of Novosadove, Bakhmutske, Ivanhrad, Bakhmut, Soledar, Spirne, Maoirsk and Krasnohorivka. 

About 500 mobilized soldiers from the 205th motorized rifle brigade of the 49th general army were sent to the areas of hostilities in the temporarily occupied territories. Newly drafted into military service are poorly equipped with the soviet era helmets and AK-12 rifles which have negative user experience.  

NB! The AK-12 rifle was developed by Kalashnikov concern and entered the market in January 2012.  

It is a new upgraded rifle developed using the design and technology solutions of the past. The user experience in the battles in Ukraine was so negative that within the weeks of its battlefield use it was offered to literally de-upgrade this sample. 

200 mobilized soldiers of the 3rd brigade of special guards are being trained. After being involved in the hostilities in Ukraine, every second soldier resigned or prematurely terminated the contract. 

The air defense forces have launched 27 strikes. 20 areas of buildup of equipment and manpower, as well as 5 anti missile and anti aircraft systems, were affected. Moreover, Ukrainian air defense units brought down 10 UAVs and 4 helicopters of the enemy. 

The air defense forces and artillery of Ukraine hit 3 command points, 10 areas of buildup of manpower, equipment and weapons and 4 ammunition depots. Furthermore, the enemy’s air defense systems and electronic warfare were attacked.  

Oleksandr Starukh, head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, reported that over 10 civilians were killed in Zaporizhhia since September 30 by russian attacks. Hundreds of civilians were wounded. High-rise buildings, houses and infrastructure facilities were destroyed. He also added that “all missiles targeting the city are high precision weapons. They are being targeted. These bastards were aiming at residential buildings. Hence, there are so many casualties.”  

Prime Minister Dmytro Shmyhal announced that the power supply was restored for over 4K households. Ukraine was ready that russia would attempt to destroy key infrastructure facilities. Ukraine has purchased the required backup equipment. The Emergency Services of Ukraine supply the mobile power stations to key facilities in the cities left without power.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at least eight settlements were shelled by russia with different types of weapons. Chuhunivka, Dvorichna, Strilecha, Udy, Vovchansk and Vovchanski Khutory were under fire.

Referring to the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, the Armed Forces of Ukraine on October 12 liberated 91% of the russian-occupied territory of Kharkiv oblast. 525 settlements out of 576 were de-occupied. According to the spokeswoman of Regional Military Administration, Olena Shapoval, 51 remain under occupation.

Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office informed that the death toll from the russian shelling of a civilian convoy in Kupiansk district has risen to 25. Investigators found the body of a 75-year-old woman not far from the scene. The wounded woman crawled 200 metres in Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi settlement and died in the landfill.

The invaders shelled settlements close to the contact line and near the russian border in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv and Kupiansk districts. Dvorichna, Dvorichne, Krasne, Ohirtseve, Starytsia, Strilecha and Vovchanski Khutory were attacked. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.

De-mining and restoration of critical infrastructure damaged by the invaders continues in the de-occupied territory of the region.

Pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service defused 668 explosive objects.

Clearance of ammunition in the de-occupied territories. Photo: from social media

Based on the information provided by Kupiansk City Council, in liberated Kuiansk, power was restored to the city hospital and three schools, and Husynka, Monachynivka, Prosianka and Vyshnivka villages. In Verbivka, near Balakliia, 50% of residents have power supply.

Donetsk oblast

According to the police, more than 120 bodies were exhumed in de-occupied settlements.

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that the russians killed 6 civilians: 4 in Lyman and 2 in Terny. Another person was injured.

Overnight, the enemy shelled different parts of the front line from Maryinka to Soledar.

In Donetsk direction, Avdiivka suffered the most: in the morning the russians shelled the town twice with Grad MRL, tank and aviation. According to preliminary information, there are casualties and injuries among civilians. The exact number of victims is being established. In addition, there was shelling of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in Maryinka community with no casualties.

In Horlivka direction, the russians launched two airstrikes on Bakhmut. The aftermath is to be clarified. In Soledar community, the enemy launched a missile strike on Vasiukivka. 8 buildings, a gas pipeline and power lines were damaged. Also Bakhmut, Paraskoviivka and Yakovlivka were attacked. There were no casualties. In Toretsk community, Pivnichne was shelled. A house was damaged. In Svitlodarsk community, it was loud at Maiorsk station. There were no casualties.

Head of Avdiivka City Military Administration, Vitalii Barabash, said that at least 7 killed and 12 injured as a result of the morning shelling of Avdiivka. The russians targeted the central market, where quite a few people were present at the time.


Casualties in Avdiivka. Photo: telegram channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/Donetsk Regional Military Administration

The first ATM was opened in Sviatohirsk after liberation. Ukrposhta operates in liberated Lyman. There are 4 mobile units to collect payments. A local bakery resumed operations in Sviatohirsk community. 300 loaves of bread in the bakery will be baked daily and given  for free to low-income and low-mobility people, while the rest will be sold in the community.

In Mariupol, the invaders installed mobile checkpoints around the city. The city council published a video showing people in military uniform checking drivers’ documents and phones.

Volunteers took 145 dogs from Bakhmut to Dnipropetrovsk oblast. Among them are five newborn puppies who were born two weeks ago under shelling.

Luhansk oblast

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that the Armed Forces are gradually moving forward. The russians are shelling our positions mostly with rocket and barrel artillery. He also noted that the invaders were building a multilayered defence line in Luhansk oblast. The entire first front line was mined by them.

Ukrainian troops have already encountered the first wave of partially mobilized russians. These are people of civilian professions. Some have served in the army, they are now the most dangerous.

Many of the mobilized soldiers were injured. To replenish hospital staff, the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” leadership issued a petition asking medical staff from central and eastern regions of russia to join them. Riots continue amongst the mobilized men. More than a hundred men are refusing to follow any orders from the command and leave their barracks.

Ukrainian aviation launched fifteen strikes yesterday. Thirteen weapons and military equipment buildup and two enemy air defence systems were hit.

Rocket and artillery forces hit twelve control posts, seventeen areas of buildup of manpower, weapons and military equipment, four ammunition depots and twenty other important enemy objects.

Defense forces repelled enemy attacks in Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Krasnohorivka, Maiorsk, Mykolaivka, Pervomaiske and Soledar settlements.

The russians shelled with various types of weapons:


  • in Bakmut direction – Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Klishchiivka, Maiorsk, Niu-York, Odradivka, Opytne, Soledar, Spirne, Vesele and Yakovlivka;
  • in Kramatorsk direction – Biilohorivka, Hrekivka, Kovalivka, Makiivka, Nove, Novoiehorivka, Novoliubivka, Pershotravneve, Raihorodok, Serebrianka, Siversk, Terny, Torske, Yampolivka.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

RMA reported that in Bucha and Bila Tserkva districts of Kyiv oblast, explosive and demolition operations took place during the day. The sounds of explosions, heard by the residents of the communities, is a part of planned elimination of explosive objects by sappers.

In Kyiv, another fraudulent scheme for crossing the Ukrainian border was revealed. The criminals offered to issue necessary documents for $3K. Three Kyiv citizens, arrested in this case, face 7 years in prison.

A collaborator, who provided the russian military with coordinates for missile strikes on Kyiv, was exposed in the capital. The SSU reported that investigators established the traitor’s identity.

Near the village of Babyntsi, sappers found and neutralized a trap that the occupiers had set in the forest using two grenades and a beehive. The invaders connected the lid of the beehive with grenades so that an explosion could happen when it was opened. But “military Ukrainian bees” poured honey over the subversive mechanisms and they did not work.

A group of 30 children from Kyiv oblast, namely from  Dymer, Vasylkiv, Petrivtsi, Tarascha and Fastiv districts, went on a tourist trip to Azerbaijan. This was reported by the Service for Children and Family Affairs of the Kyiv RMA. The trip was organized with the support of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 


Children from Kyiv oblast traveled to Azerbaijan. Photo: Telegram channel of the Kyiv RMA

RMA reports that during martial law, hunting is prohibited in Kyiv oblast. At the same time, it is allowed to regulate the number of individual species of animals in accordance with the current legislation.

The Department of Youth and Sports of the Kyiv RMA reported that a new youth space has opened in the Zhuriv territorial community in Kyiv oblast. There is a network of 18 active youth centers and hubs in the oblast.

The exhibition “Oblast of Heroes”, timed to a number of Ukrainian holidays, specifically the Day of the Ukrainian Cossacks on October 14, will be held at passenger railway stations of Kyiv oblast. The photo project is presented by RMA with the support of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”. Photos of Ukrainian heroes-defenders of the oblast with brief information about each will be exhibited. 

Zhytomyr oblast

Not far from the village of Zanky in Zhytomyr oblast, mushroom pickers found fragments of a previously air-to-air missile in the forest. This was reported by the National Police of Zhytomyr oblast. Parts of the rocket remained after the enemy fire.

A local college was damaged by a missile attack by the russian army in Zhytomyr community on October 10. 30 windows were broken by the blast wave.

The head of Zhytomyr RMA Vitaliy Bunechko in his Telegram channel announced that the air defense forces had previously attacked an unidentified aircraft.

Among Ukrainian prisoners released on October 11 are fighters of the 26th brigade from Zhytomyr oblast. This was announced by the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War on its Facebook page. Three officers, 28 soldiers and one sailor returned home. 32 servicemen, some of whom were considered missing, and the body of Israeli Dmytro Fialka were returned home.

A fire broke out in the Zhytomyr Animal Protection Center. Zhytomyr City Council reported that all scheduled operations had to be canceled due to this incident. The fire might have been caused by a short circuit due to power outages.

ATO veteran Oleksandr Shvetsov from Zhytomyr collected three million hryvnias in donations for vehicles to his fellow soldiers during eight days of walking on a prosthesis. The warrior marched from Odesa to Yaremche. “Thank you, God! Thanks to the glorious people of Ukraine!” Oleksandr wrote in his post, and added “If it was possible to accumulate all your donations in my steps, I would already be near the Atlantic Ocean today.”

A veteran of the anti-terrorist operation from Zhytomyr collected 3 million hryvnias for transport for fellow soldiers in 8 days of walking from Odesa to Yaremche. Photo: from social networks

The Korosten DMA reported that planned explosive and subversive works were carried out on the territory of the Ushomyr community in Zhytomyr oblast. They also warned about military training activities on the territory of the Narodychi community.

More than 50 kg of cookies and pies are baked every day for the soldiers of the Armed Forces in the canteen of one of Zhytomyr lyceums. An employee of the institution told the journalists of “Suspilne” about this. According to her, this initiative started on Easter, a ton of flour has already been used for baking.

Sumy oblast

The “North” operational command reported that russian troops shelled border regions of Sumy oblast in the evening of October 11. 7 rounds were recorded, probably from a 120 mm mortar and 8 rounds, probably from an MLRS in the area of ​​Khodine settlement.

Head of Sumy RMA, Dmytro Zhivytskyi, reported that the enemy continued shelling border areas of the oblast, specifically Myropillia and Seredina-Buda communities. The fire broke out in infrastructure facilities. An emergency power outage occurred in the Sumy and Shostka districts due to invaders’ criminal actions. Energy experts will publish rolling blackout schedules as soon as they are ready. 

Instructors of the All-Ukrainian Resuscitation Council held a workshop on mastering cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills for experts of the Sumy Water Channel. According to them, waterworks are in a zone of special danger due to the enemy’s efforts to deprive Ukrainians of their usual comfort. Therefore, knowledge of first aid can save lives and is especially relevant today when working under the constant threat of rocket attacks. The event was held as part of the all-Ukrainian flash mob “Critical knowledge for critical infrastructure”.

Chernihiv oblast

7 shelling of border communities of Chernihiv oblast from mortars, self-propelled guns and artillery were recorded. The villages of Gorodyanka, Semenivka, and Novgorod-Siverskyi communities were under attack. There was no information about losses or destruction. 

According to the General Staff, the situation in Volyn and Polissia directions has not changed significantly. At the same time, Lukashenko declares the readiness of the republic of belarus to provide assistance to the russian federation in the war against Ukraine.

The commander of the troops of the “North” operational command, Major General Viktor Nikoliuk, appealed to the residents of Chernihiv oblast and urged them not to believe fakes and rumors that have been spreading recently. He reassured that defenders are monitoring the situation at the border of our state and are ready for any developments. The video with his address can be found on “North” OC  Facebook page.

Today, representatives of five communities received keys to modern “fast” type “C” vehicles rom the deputy head of the Chernihiv RMA, Zhanna Sherstyuk. The new vehicle arrived at the Nizhyn station of the regional center of emergency medical aid and disaster medicine, as well as at Horodnyanka, Ripky, and second substations of Chernihiv station. Funds for the vehicles were collected as part of the United 24 initiative.

Koryukiv City Council received a modern low-power solar station for powering satellite communication devices as part of the “Community Energy Supply – SOS” project from the Ukrainian-Swiss public organization DESPRO. This device will be able to provide backup power for the Starlink satellite Internet terminal. The assistance was made possible thanks to the UNDP project “Civil Society for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine”, implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Such equipment will be supplied to five more communities.

Dmytro Shumskyi, who serves in the anti-aircraft missile platoon of the 57th separate radio engineering battalion, shot down 2 cruise missiles of russian terrorists with the help of a MANPADS “Stinger”. In the evening briefing, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy personally thanked the soldier from the Chernihiv direction for his courage and heroism on bloody October 10. Dmytro instantly became a star of social networks. Ukrainians, French, English, Australian, Taiwanese and Swedish publications wrote about him. Even the Washington Post published a story about the defender.

The Washington Post writes about the Ukrainian hero. Photo: from social networks

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

At night, three communities were attacked with Grad and heavy artillery. There were victims. They heavily hit Nikopol. They struck residential buildings. Three people were injured: a 32-year-old mother with a 6-year-old daughter and another woman. They have been hospitalized in serious condition. Two legs of a 6-year-old girl were amputated. 

Head of the Dnipro Regional Administration Mykola Lukashuk reported that fifty residential and farm buildings, kindergartens, a school, shops, two enterprises, gas furnaces and power lines were destroyed. The occupiers also attacked Myriv and Marhanets communities. 

Head of the Regional State Administration Valentyn Reznichenko announced that in the morning, the russians hit the energy infrastructure in Kamian district. The fire broke out. Facilities were destroyed. 

Consequences of enemy shelling in Dnipropetrovsk region. Photo: Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Valentyn Reznichenko

Vinnytsia oblast

Vinnytsia was attacked by the russian army with two kamikaze drones. Head of the RMA, Serhiy Borzov, said that the air defense forces managed to destroy both of them. In the evening, air defense forces were activated again.

Kirovohrad oblast

In Kropyvnytskyi, internally displaced children are provided with winter clothes from the children’s fund of the United Nations UNICEF. 400 sets of clothes were distributed. 

Poltava oblast

Dmytro Lunin, head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, announced that our military received 20 residential modules.These modules were purchased using regional budget allocations. This is the first batch. It is planned to purchase more. 400 peacoats were also supplied.

Aid for the military. Photo: Dmytro Lunin, head of the Poltava Regional State Administration

Cherkasy oblast

According to Ihor Taburets, head of the Cherkasy State Administration, In the evening, air defense forces were activated in Cherkasy oblast. 

Cherkasy received humanitarian aid from the International Organization for Migration, UNHCR and other benefactors. About 50 tons of household items: blankets, mattresses, sleeping items were unloaded onto the lorries. 

Humanitarian aid in Cherkasy oblast. Photo: Ihor Taburets, head of the Cherkasy Regional State Administration.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Police officers registered about fifty reports of destruction. Zaporizhzhia, settlements of Zaporizhzhia, Vasylivka and Polohy districts were under the enemy fire. The russians used S-300 missiles, artillery and MLRS against the civilian population.

At night, the occupiers attacked one of the residential areas of Zaporizhzhia. The rockets hit the territory of the park and the sandy bank of the Dnipro. The blast wave damaged nearby high-rise buildings and civilian infrastructure facilities. Another enemy rocket hit a residential building in the village of Lezhyne, Zaporizhzhia district.

In Stepnohirsk, the enemy hit a grocery store when people were inside. As a result, five citizens were injured, two of them were fatally injured. 

Consequences of enemy shelling in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Photo: National Police

The number of victims from the rocket attack on Zaporizhzhia on October 9 increased to 15 people. The body of one more killed person was pulled from under the rubble. More than 70 people have been killed in Zaporizhzhia since September 30.

On October 12 at 08:59, the Dniprovska substation in Dnipropetrovsk oblast was damaged as a result of rocket fire by russian troops.The communication line turned off. Zaporizhzhia NPP was completely de-energized. Diesel generators turned on automatically. Enerhoatom prepared and sent another batch of diesel fuel to the ZNPP. However, the russian side did not let the convoy of cars pass. As of 17:00, the operation of the high-voltage communication line has been restored. The nuclear plant is connected to the Ukrainian power grid again.

A craftswoman, native of the temporarily occupied Polohy, founded her minifactory for production of ceramics in Zaporrizhzhia. 50% of the profit from patriotic cups sales is donated to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Patriotic ceramics. Photo: social networks

Mykolaiv oblast

On the morning of October 12, nine enemy kamikaze drones “Shahed-136” were shot down over Mykolaiv oblast by the South air command forces.

The enemy struck Mykolaiv district and the private sector of Mykolaiv using the BAL coastal missile complex, presumably with two Kh-35 missiles. There were no human losses.

On the morning of October 12, after 06:00, the enemy fired artillery at the Kutsurub community. Over 15 residential buildings were destroyed in one of the settlements. There is currently no electricity, water and gas supply. There were no victims.

Shyroke community was shelled at night and in the morning. Hits were recorded on agricultural land. There were no casualties.

Consequences of shelling in Mykolaiv oblast. Photo: National Police.

The city council reported that the city is ready to provide shelter to Mykolaiv residents who may be left without heat during the heating season. As of October 12, there are about 1K households with autonomous heating. 

Odesa oblast

The enemy’s naval group in the Black Sea consists of 11 ships and boats maneuvering along the southeastern coast of Crimea. There are 3 large amphibious ships and 2 carriers of cruise missiles with a total salvo of 16 Kalibrs among them.

The application called ePPO, developed by programmers from Odesa to help air defense work, has passed verification and is now available for download and use on the Play Market. The iOS version is still being tested. Missiles and drones may become invisible to radar as they can fly at low altitudes, but people can see them in the sky and report them using the app. It was developed after consultations with the military, as well as in coordination with the South Operational Command and Air Force senior officers.

Application ePPO. Photo: from soical networks

Kherson oblast

The situation in the South Buh operational area remains tense, but under control. The defense forces continue to attack the enemy’s reserves, disrupting their control system and logistical support.

The occupying forces concentrate their main efforts on holding the captured territories and restraining our offensive actions. Despite this, our units liberated 5 more settlements: Novovasylivka, Novohhryhorivka, Nova Kamianka, Tryfonivka, and Chervone in Beryslav district. Stabilization measures to restore social and critical infrastructure are ongoing there.

Since the beginning of russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated 75 settlements in Kherson oblast. This was reported by Kherson RMA. Only in October, the Ukrainian Armed Forces returned 29 settlements under Ukrainian control.

The enemy is intensively conducting aerial reconnaissance around 17 settlements along the front line and in the newly liberated territories. They continue shelling our positions and rear territories, and turn to technogenic blackmail.

In the morning, under the cover of a massive missile strike across Ukraine and specifically in the southern regions, the enemy tried to counterattack our positions towards Ishchenky near the forest belts with forces up to a platoon with tank support. It suffered losses and retreated.

The enemy attacked our positions twice with a pair of K-52 attack aircraft, twice with an attack drone and with a pair of Su-25 attack aircrafts. There were no losses. Two more times, pairs of Su-25 attack aircrafts attacked recently liberated villages on the right bank of the Dnipro.

Ukrainian defenders launched 9 airstrikes, mainly by army aircraft, on the enemy manpower, weapons and equipment buildups in Beryslav and Mykolaiv districts.

Air defense forces destroyed at least 4 enemy attack helicopters that tried to damage our positions within 18 minutes.

The russian military brought Iranian instructors to the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson oblast to launch Shahed-136 kamikaze drones. According to the Center of National Resistance, Iranians are based in the settlements of Kherson oblast: Zalizny Port, Hladkivka, as well as in Dzhankoy on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea. They train the russians to use kamikaze drones and directly monitor the launch of drones on Ukrainian civilian targets, including strikes on Mykolaiv and Odesa.

Experts are repairing equipment and networks damaged by the russian military in the de-occupied settlements of Kherson oblast in order to restore Ukrainian mobile communications. At the moment, the Kyivstar network has been restored in Kochubeivka, Novovorontsovka, Bila Krynytsia, Visokopillia, Mykolaivka, Zolota Balka, Havrylivka, Novoskresenske, Novovasylivka, and Pervomaivka, and Vodafone is already working in Kamiane, Kochubeivka, Novovorontsovka, and Bila Krynytsa. “Lifecell” is also available in Kochubeivka.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

UAH 300K will be allocated from the reserve fund of the city council for the public organization Association of Families of Defenders of Azovstal to implement the project Finally, you are home.This project is free and provides humanitarian aid of required things for the liberated defenders of Azovstal.

The city council of Lutsk reported that a unit of the state civilian protection system will work on the territory of the Lutsk community to protect the population and territories from emergency situations.

Youth from Volyn supplied an anti-drone gun to the military worth almost 5K euros. Funds for the anti-drone gun were collected at charity events.

Zakarpattia oblast

In the Svalyavsk territorial community a meeting with head of the regional council, Volodymyr Chubirko, was held. The key goal was to find buildings to accommodate new IDPs who began arriving in Zakarpattia due to intensive russian missile strikes.

A million hundred dollar rehabilitation center will be built in Zakarpattia, which has no analogues in Europe. A memorandum was signed between the Zakarpattia RMA, the CF Help to Ukraine and the Onokiv Territorial Community.

The Uzhhorod City Council reported that street lights will be turned off in Uzhhorod to stabilize the energy situation in the country.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

As part of the next exchange of prisoners, 32 Ukrainian defenders returned home. Among them is a military man from Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, a senior soldier of the 109th battalion of the 10th mountain assault brigade.

An excursion to the village of Pidhiria, Ivano-Frankivsk district, was organized for the children of soldiers from Kaluska district, who are currently defending Ukraine. The excursion was held with the financial support of the public organization Hazard.

French photographer Julien Cresp visited Ivano-Frankivsk oblast for the second time on a working visit. The photographer came to take pictures of children who suffered from the war and those who came from the occupied territories. Another goal of Julien’s visit is to take photos military women who are in the ranks of the Armed Forces, territorial defense, as well as volunteers.

Lviv oblast

For two days, russia struck Lviv’s critical infrastructure, causing interruptions in electricity and water supply. The Department of Housing and Infrastructure of the Lviv City Council reported that as of the morning of October 12, electricity and water supply were fully restored in the city. The Lvivvodokanal company recommended that residents of the city store water for at least three days.

In the Lviv RMA, a meeting with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain in Ukraine Ricardo Lopez-Aranda Hagu was held. The needs arising during the search and arrangement of places for the temporary settlement of IDPs were discussed.

In the Lviv RMA, a meeting with representatives of the Association of Rotary Clubs of Poland was held. The parties signed a Memorandum on cooperation in the humanitarian sphere. They discussed creating centers for psychological rehabilitation of children of military personnel, IDPs, etc.

There was a special redemption of a postage stamp dedicated to the friendship between the Spanish and Ukrainian people entitled “¡Estamos juntos! / We are together!”.

Postage stamp “We are together”. Photo: Lviv RMA

Drohobytsky district joined the Brave and invincible defenders campaign. Displaced from Kharkiv, Mariupol, Luhansk, Kherson, as well as children and students of the Drohobytsky district painted the Ukrainian flag for Ukrainian soldiers.The flag will be handed over to  military brigades from Lviv oblast during solemn events on the occasion of the Day of Defenders of Ukraine on October 14 in Lviv.

In Lviv, a charity book fair in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was held. During the fair, a donation could be made to the Ukrainian army and any book presented at the fair was gifted. As part of the event, over UAH 83K was collected. All collected funds were donated to the account of the CF Wings of Hope to meet the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In Novoyavorivsk, a charity mini-football tournament for the Day of Defenders of Ukraine was held. The money collected during the event will be used to purchase a generator for the military.

Lviv residents and displaced people are invited to the exhibition Kherson oblast is Ukraine. This exhibition is an artistic charity project, where artists create paintings, sell them, and donate the funds for liberation of the south of Ukraine. The mission of the project is to support the residents of the occupied Kherson oblast.

Exhibition poster. Photo: Lviv City Council

Rivne oblast

Head of the Rivne RMA, Vitaly Koval, inspected the situation on the border with the republic of belarus. “The border has not been violated. The situation is stable and under control. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, the border service, as well as law enforcement agencies control the entire border area,” he said.

Mayor of Rivne, Oleksandr Tretyak, announced that in the city, electricity will be turned off in high-rise buildings, they will be connected to generators. For now it will be in test mode.

Mykola from Rivne sent his cargo semi-trailer to 104 brigade of ground defense Armed Forces This will help territorial defense units to quickly and effectively perform the assigned combat tasks for the defense of Ukraine.

In Polissia, the charity event Cold soup at Mr. Malinsky’s was held. Folklorists and a lyrman performed here, various goodies and souvenirs were sold. Over 300 guests attended the celebration. Over UAH 30K collected were donated to the military from the territorial community.

Ternopil oblast

Head of the Ternopil RMA, Volodymyr Trush, reported that as a result of massive rocket attacks, Ternopil oblast lost some power sources. About 300 settlements in the oblast were cut off from power. 191 settlements remained without electricity. During the night, power workers managed to restore electricity supply in 137 settlements, while 54 settlements remained limited in power supply.

Mayor of Ternopil, Serhii Nadal, announced that electricity in the city is supplied in standby mode. Since there is no current supply from nearby power plants, the voltage is unstable.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Head of the Khmelnytskyi RMA, Serhii Gamalii, announced that as of 8:00 a.m. on October 12, electricity supply in the Khmelnytskyi Territorial Community was restored to almost 100%.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Department of Social Protection of the Population of Chernivtsi oblast reported that centers for public leisure for the elderly have started operating in Bukovyna.

The Putylsk hospital informed that they purchased a modern German electrocoagulator BOWA ARC 30.

The Department of Youth and Sports of the Chernivtsi RMA reported that in Chernivtsi a forum of the youth of Bukovyna will be held. Its participants will be able to gain useful knowledge in the field of youth policy.

Poster of the event. Photo: from social networks

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

In Brussels, The Ramstein-6 meeting of the Contact Group on Defense of Ukraine under the auspices of the US was held.

Oleksiy Reznikov reported on the delivery of 4 HIMARS systems from the US to Ukraine.

Oleksiy Reznikov’s message. Photo: from social networks

Germany, Denmark and Norway will provide Ukraine with 16 Zuzana self-propelled guns.

Germany will transfer to Ukraine 130 heating systems, 36 ambulances, 100K first-aid kits, 405K dry rations, and more.

The US Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, reported that in the coming weeks, the US intends to allocate $4.5 billion in direct budget support to Ukraine in the form of grant aid.

Ukraine received 100 additional basic quotas of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) for 2023. These quotas will allow unimpeded transportation of goods by cars through the territories of countries participating in the ECMT multilateral permit quota system.

The Rheinmetall company of Germany concluded an agreement with the Czech Republic for the supply of Leopard tanks and Buffel armored repair and evacuation vehicles. Instead, Czech equipment will be sent to Ukraine.

Minister of Defense of Canada Anita Anand announced that her country will send 40 military engineers to Poland to train the Ukrainian military. Ukrainian sappers will be trained in engineering reconnaissance, working with explosives, demining, etc.

Switzerland included 30 individuals and seven organizations of the russian federation in the list of sanctions. Their assets in Switzerland must now be frozen and reported to the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

Stoltenberg called on the NATO countries to provide Ukraine with more air defense systems: “We need different types of air defense systems – short-range, long-range, air defense systems against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, drones.”

President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda called for more weapons to Ukraine to stop russian terrorism.

Appeal of the President of Lithuania. Photo: from social networks

Head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Mevlut Cavusoglu, called for a “viable” truce between the russian federation and Ukraine as soon as possible, noting that this peace should not involve territorial concessions on the part of Ukraine.

In the Czech city of Telch, the international conference Digital Partnership on Cyber ​​Security and Sustainability in Regions was held. The event brought together experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Romania, Estonia, Georgia and other countries of the world. Zakarpattia represented Ukraine. At the conference, it was possible to exchange experience with leading experts from the EU and Eastern Partnership countries, establish new ties, and discuss cooperation in the field of cyber defense with the Czech and Armenian parties.

The flag of Ukraine was raised on Mount Mera Peak in Nepal. Khrystyna Mischenko conquered 6.5K meters and installed the Ukrainian flag on the top.

Photo on Mount Mera Peak. Photo: from social networks

New signs have appeared in the center of Tbilisi. They were posted by members of the Shecvale youth movement, who oppose the arrival of russians to Georgia.

New road signs. Photo: from social networks
New road signs. Photo: from social networks

Before the game ShakhtarReal, the stadium in Poland was painted with the colors of the flags of Ukraine.

Incredible performance. Photo: from social networks


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