War in Ukraine today: latest news, October 27, 2022 (photo)

It has been the 246th 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 is attempting to hold the ground on the temporarily occupied territory, focusing its efforts on restraining the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in some directions and launching the offensive towards Bakhmut and Avdiivka. 

The enemy is firing at Ukrainian soldiers’ positions along the entire contact line, builds defensive constructions and conducts aerial reconnaissance. By violating the norms of the international humanitarian law, laws and customs of war, the enemy is hitting the critical infrastructure and civilian homes.

The occupiers launched 3 air strikes and 11 multi-rocket launcher attacks. 

The situation did not significantly change towards Volyn and Polissia. The republic of belarus is supporting the russian armed aggression against Ukraine, providing its territory, air space and infrastructure.  The territory of Ukraine is exposed to the threat of missile strikes and attacks with UAVs from belarus. 

The enemy is shelling towards:

Sloboda from the territory of the russian federation, using artillery of various types, in the areas of Chuhunivka, Strilecha, Dvorichna, Kamianka, Krasne, Starytsia;

Kupiansk from tanks, mortars, barreled and rocket artillery, in the areas of Berestove, Kyslivka and Fiholivka;

Lyman from tanks and multi-caliber artillery, in the areas of Makiivka, Terny, Torske, Yampolivka, Spirne, Nevske and Zarichne;

Bakhmut from tanks, mortars, barreled and rocket artillery, in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Kramatorsk, Soledar and Yakovlivka;

Avdiivka from mortars, barreled and rocket artillery in the areas of Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Novomykhailivka and Pervomaiske.

Towards Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia, the enemy carried out artillery shelling in the areas of Bilohiria, Vremivka, Zaliznychne, Novopol, Novosilka, Olhivske and Orikhiv.

Towards the South Buh, more than 15 settlements near the contact line were exposed to fire.

The issue of material and technical support of units of the russian occupation forces directly involved in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine remains problematic. Thus, according to available information, the lack of warm clothes has led to an increase in the number of cases of theft and looting by servicemen of the Armed Forces of the russian federation in the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson oblast.

Mobilized soldiers who arrived in the area of combat missions have not undergone appropriate training, and do not have practical skills in using the main types of weapons, this causing significant losses of the enemy in manpower.

The unsatisfactory condition of military equipment, which was removed from storage and arrived to replenish current losses, was the result of frequent cases of desertion and surrender of the occupiers to the Defense Forces of Ukraine. According to preliminary information, a significant part of the weapons and military equipment sent by the occupiers towards Donetsk and Novopavlivka is limitedly suitable or completely unsuitable for combat use. In particular, this concerns T-62 tanks removed from long-term storage.

During the previous days, destruction of two ammunition depots and a pontoon crossing with enemy military equipment in Kherson oblast was confirmed.

The aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 14 strikes on buildups of enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment. During the day, air defense units shot down an enemy helicopter and an aircraft, preliminarily Ka-52 “Alligator” and an attack aircraft Su-25.

Units of rocket troops and artillery struck two buildups of manpower, weapons and military equipment of the invaders. 

The press service of the power supplier company from the DTEK Yasno Group As a result of the terrorist attack by russians on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, the electricity shortage in Kyiv may make 30 %. Blackouts will be longer and affect much more consumers. “Kyiv usually consumes 1,000-1,200 MW, but now the estimated available capacity is 600-800 MW,” the power supplier explains. “That is, almost half of Kyiv can be left without electricity,” the energy workers added.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed the Law “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2022”. This was reported on the website of the Verkhovna Rada. The draft law provides for an increase in military spending by UAH 387 billion. Among other things, funding for the following areas is increasing: the Ministry of Defense – UAH 365.2 billion; the Ministry of Internal Affairs – by UAH 12.9 billion; SSU – by UAH 3.7 billion; the Defence Ministry’s Intelligence Directorate – by UAH 3.2 billion; the Administration of the State Service of Special Communication – by UAH 1.3 billion; UDO – for UAH 600 million; the Foreign Intelligence Service – UAH 45 million. The Government has already started work on implementation of budget procedures to ensure the use of additional funds allocated for the needs of the national security and defense sector.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff, at least six settlements towards Sloboda were shelled from the russian territory with mortars and artillery. Berestove, Chuhunivka, Dvorichna, Fyholivka Kamianka, Krasne, Kyslivka, Starytsia and Strilecha were under enemy attack.

A vehicle for Armtrac mechanised de-mining arrived in the region. This is an armoured vehicle that can be controlled both from the cabin and remotely. It grinds mines at a depth of 50 cm and saves the lives of sappers and civilians. The special vehicle was purchased for funds raised on a charity platform.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that there were no casualties from shelling, one person ran over a mine.

The day before, in the Izium region, a car of pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service blew up on an anti-tank mine. According to the updated data of the Regional Center for Emergency Medical Care, 1 person was killed, 6 injured.

291 explosive ordnance were defused, but the mine danger in the region is still very high.

Donetsk oblast

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that russians killed 3 civilians in Bakhmut. Another 2 people were injured the day before.

At night, russians targeted Kramatorsk. Non-residential buildings and a former enterprise were damaged. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties, critical infrastructure was not damaged.

Shelling of the enterprise in Kramatorsk. Photo: from social media

Towards Lysychansk, massive shelling of the Lyman community continues – Torske and Zarichne are again suffering. Information about the casualties and the amount of damage is being established.

Director of Lyman forestry, Oleksii Prykhodko, reported losses during the occupation. The enemy looted and destroyed administrative buildings, stole a KamAZ fire truck to Makiivka and destroyed the rest of the vehicles, as well as the breeding center with its workshop and plants. The most valuable thing – the forest – is being examined. According to satellite images, at least six hectares were burnt down.

Luhansk oblast

The aviation of the Defence Forces launched 5 strikes. A buildup of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 3 strongholds and an anti-aircraft missile system were hit. Air defense units shot down an enemy Ka-52 helicopter, an X-59 missile and 17 UAVs.

Our rocket and artillery forces struck 4 control posts, 8 buildups of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 3 ammunition depots and 6 other important military targets. Another enemy attack was repelled in Bilohorivka.

The invaders also shelled a number of settlements, including those recently liberated from them:

  • in Bakhmut direction – Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Ivanhrad, Kurdiumivka, Maiorsk, Niu-York, Ozarianivka, Soledar, Toretsk, Yakovlivka and Zelenopillia;
  • in Lyman direction, – Druzheliubivka, Hrekivka, Hryhorivka, Makiivka, Nevske, Serhiivka, Spirne, Terny, Torske, Verkhnokamianske, Vyshneve, Yampolivka and Zarichne.

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are advancing towards Kreminna and Svatove.  He noted that russians continue to shell houses in the de-occupied villages with rocket artillery, while the local population – mostly elderly people – remain there. Mine clearance and stabilization measures continue in the de-occupied settlements.

The National Police of Ukraine informed that Ukrainian troops are holding Bilohorivka for 10 days under non-stop russian shelling. According to Ukrainian soldiers, the defense of Bilohorivka is important, as it is the first settlement in Luhansk oblast to be liberated from russian invaders.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

As reported by the Presidential Office, the invaders damaged the main network equipment of the Ukrainian power system in the central regions. Due to this, electricity consumption will be limited in the city of Kyiv, as well as in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, and Zhytomyr oblasts. The blackouts are likely to last longer than four hours.

Kyiv oblast

According to the head of the Kyiv region police Andrii Nebytov, russian troops launched more than six attacks with Shahed-136 drones on the territory of the oblast. The enemy damaged regional energy infrastructure facilities. The State Emergency Service reported that 8 vehicles and 48 firefighters were engaged to eliminate the fire caused by the russian attack.

Emergency response to the drone attack on a critical infrastructure facility in Kyiv oblast. Photo: State Emergency Service

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Kateryna Pavlichenko reported that 15 people who were sexually abused by the russian military in Kyiv oblast have been identified. According to her, a specialized team is working on the territory of the de-occupied settlements to document the cases of sexual crimes related to the war in Ukraine. The criminal proceedings include gang rape and rape of minors.

The President of Guinea-Bissau Umaru Sisoku Embalo went to Bucha during his working visit to Ukraine. According to the Bucha City Council, the purpose of the visit was to learn about the crimes committed by the russian military during the occupation. The foreign guest and members of the official delegation visited St. Andrew Church, where there was a mass grave of the executed residents of Bucha.

According to the KCSA, the Israeli delegation arrived at the capital at the invitation of the Kyiv City Council officials. At the meeting they discussed the possibility of free prosthetics and rehabilitation of injured Ukrainian soldiers and children in Israeli clinics. As part of cooperation, the city of Ashdod delivered 10 generators and 20 heat guns to Kyiv as humanitarian aid.

The Association of Communities of Ukraine and Poland was founded at the session of the Gdańsk City Council. Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn informed that the Association’s activity will start with cooperation between the Irpin community and the Metropolis of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot.

Two houses damaged by shelling at the beginning of the russian invasion were restored in Bucha and Vorzel. In particular, the roofs were rebuilt, facades restored, windows and doors replaced, and damaged apartments partially repaired.

House damaged by a shell in Vorzel. Photo: from social networks
The restored house in Vorzel. Photo: from social networks

As reported by the KSCA, due to the aggressor’s strikes on infrastructure facilities, equipment of social institutions in Kyiv malfunctioned. Currently, social services have limited access to data necessary for registration and distribution of food packages to seniors. Specialists are working to restore access to databases.

Almost 3,200 residents of the capital have completed the training on safety emergency preparedness. According to the city administration, specialists taught the participants how to provide first aid, observe safety rules in case of finding explosive objects, as well as how to act in the event of nuclear and chemical threats. The initiative is financially supported by the British Embassy in Ukraine.

Zhytomyr oblast

New humanitarian aid plans for Zhytomyr oblast have been discussed at a roundtable meeting with the participation of UN agencies, representatives of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Ukraine and international partners.

For 8 months, the oblast has been cooperating with various UN programmes, including the UN World Food Program, UNICEF and the Red Cross. The humanitarian headquarters of the Zhytomyr Regional Military Administration in cooperation with volunteers provided assistance to more than 300K Ukrainians.

In Zhytomyr, municipal inspection officers checked whether the owners of establishments and institutions comply with the electricity saving regulations. In case of violations the inspectors issue orders demanding to resolve the issue.

The free office space “poWORKaty” was created in Zhytomyr. Entrepreneurs who moved to the city and internally displaced persons are provided with temporary offices in the municipal institution City Development Agency. The office is available on weekdays from 09:00 to 18:00.

A children’s drop-in centre “Spilno. Social Services” was opened in Zhytomyr, where specialists assist IDP families in adapting after the forced relocation, as well as help children to develop their creative skills. The project is implemented by the International Children’s Fund UNICEF and the Zhytomyr City Center of Social Services.

Sumy oblast

Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, Head of Sumy RMA, reported that in the last 24 hours, the russian army fired mortars at Yunakivka and Nova Sloboda communities. There were 20 explosions in total.

The enemy continues shelling the border communities of the oblast with artillery and Hrad MRLS. The shelling of the Khotyn community damaged 5 private houses, a local agricultural enterprise, power lines, and caused problems with Internet connection.

The works are underway to restore houses of local residents – the households have already been provided with the necessary building materials.

Aftermath of enemy shelling in Khotyn community. Photo: Sumy Regional Military Administration

The First Humanitarian Centre of Sumy has started distributing food packages to people aged 60-64 who are registered in the Sumy community. The humanitarian aid was received from the UN World Food Programme.

Shostka Vocational College organized the “Light for the Armed Forces” campaign. Here, they recycle unnecessary batteries to create trench flashlights, which are then transferred to the Ukrainian military of the territorial defense forces.

Chernihiv oblast

According to the report provided by the ‘North’ Operational Command, the enemy has once again opened fire on the border area of Chernihiv oblast from the territory of russia. There were 30 mortar strikes near Senkivka. No losses were reported among the personnel and equipment.

Partnerships and cooperation were discussed at the meeting of the representatives of Chernihiv Regional State Administration and the team of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme. As part of the monitoring visit, UN RPP delegates plan to travel to the territorial communities of the oblast and meet with local authorities to study the needs of the communities.

The Chernihiv RMA reported that Chernihiv oblast became the first to receive free grain storage sleeves for local agricultural producers. The first batch of such sleeves for 200 tons each was handed over to 12 agricultural producers. The program is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the donor support of the governments of Canada and Japan, as well as the Australian charitable organization Minderoo Foundation.

Two ammunition caches containing rounds, TNT, hand grenade, black smoke grenades, and flares that were left by russian occupation troops were found in Chernihiv oblast. The caches were discovered during counter-sabotage measures in the settlements that were temporarily occupied by the russian army.

Students of Sribne school made trench candles for the defenders, to provide them with warmth and comfort when it gets cold. Along with the candles, the children handed over traditional Ukrainian lucky-charms and handwritten letters to the Ukrainian soldiers.

Gifts made with care for the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by schoolchildren of Chernihiv oblast. Photo: from social networks

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Head of the regional council, Mykola Lukashuk reports that In the oblast, evening and night seemed restless due to air alarms. The Air Defense Forces shot down an enemy Kh-59 missile over the Dnipropetrovsk region. The wreckage didn’t hurt anyone. In the afternoon, the occupying forces of the russian federation hit Nikopol from the MLRS. 

Vinnytsia oblast

The Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports that  a Shahid drone was shot down in Vinnitsa oblast. 

The Vinnytsia City Council informs that Ukrainians and the American AI for Good Foundation created the non-profit humanitarian platform Svidok (Witness). This is a personal war diary, in which every Ukrainian can anonymously share their military experience – thoughts, photos from their hometowns, and memories. All personal data and records are fully protected and anonymous thanks to a multi-level security system. Feedback is only possible with your permission. 

A consolidated detachment of Vinnytsia police officers delivered humanitarian aid to residents of de-occupied villages in Kharkiv oblast. This was done in cooperation with the charitable organization I Help Children and public organizations Movement for Life and People’s Territory of Happiness.

Kirovohrad oblast

In the Honcharenko Center in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukrainian literature is collected for the libraries where the russian occupiers burned Ukrainian books.

Poltava oblast

Due to the initiative and participation of the scientific and pedagogical team of the Poltava State Medical University, sets of thermal clothing were purchased for the military personnel of the Territorial Defense Brigade of Poltava Oblast.

According to Dmytro Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, the Caritas Poltava BF will provide financial assistance for each family member of internally displaced persons (up to 4 family members together with a representative). 

Cherkasy oblast

According to Head of the Cherkasy State Administration Ihor Taburets, Russian terrorists attacked the energy infrastructure in Cherkasy again. 

In Cherkasy, the family members of the dead and missing defenders of Ukraine will be provided with financial assistance. The decision was made during the meeting of the executive committee.

According to the Department of Education and Humanitarian Policy of the Cherkasy City Council, the drawings of the participants of the regional art competition will be sent to an American university. More than 440 drawings by young artists were presented at the competition Children Draw War, Not Flowers.

Drawings of the competition participants. Photo: from social networks

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The enemy shelled Zaporizhzhia oblast more than 50 times. Zaporizhzhia, Orikhiv, Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Olhivske, Poltavka, Chervone, Novodanylivka, Bilohiria, Novoandriivka, Dorozhnianka, Charivne, Mali Shcherbaky, Kamianske came under enemy fire.

On the night of October 27, the russian military shelled the outskirts of Zaporozhzhia and its suburbs. A fire broke out, but was quickly extinguished by the State Emergency Service employees. The infrastructure object was destroyed. There are no injured. According to preliminary information, the regional center was shelled with three shells from the “Smerch” multiple rocket launcher.

A couple suffered shrapnel wounds during the artillery shelling in Hulyaipole: a 54-year-old man died on the spot from his injuries, and his 51-year-old wife was hospitalized.

Enemy shell in the yard. Photo: National Police.

russian servicemen, mobilized a week ago, continue to arrive on the temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia oblast. The military personnel lack motivation and desire to participate in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. Cases of desertion are recorded.

russia is carrying out some kind of construction at the Zaporizhzhia NPP. However, Ukraine has no information about what is happening there. Therefore, Ukraine requested the IAEA to check it.

Head of Zaporizhzhia RMA, Oleksandr Starukh reports that due to the occupiers’ actions and weather conditions, the pace of evacuation has slowed down, but the departure from the temporarily occupied territories continues. People continue to leave settlements on the contact line. Orikhiv was almost destroyed due to regular shelling, and no more than 1/5 of the total population remained there. 

In the village of Novopetrivka, Shyroke community, internally displaced persons and local residents can have lunch six days a week free of charge. More than 200 people are fed per day. Cooks have been preparing lunches in the school kitchen of the local lyceum since March on a volunteer basis as part of the project “Feeding forced migrants and people in difficult life circumstances” from the international organization HEKS/EPER.

Free lunches for IDPs and local residents of the Novopetrivka community. Photo: from social networks.

Mykolaiv oblast

At night, the enemy shelled the settlements of the Shevchenkove community with artillery shells of 152 calibers and mortars. As a result of enemy attacks, infrastructure facilities were damaged. There are no casualties. Also at night, the Shyroke community was shelled. The shells hit the open area outside the settlement. No injuries or damage.

The day before, russian aggressors shelled the territories of Bereznehuvate and Shevchenkove communities. A private residential building and a garage box were damaged.

The teachers of Mykolaiv oblast received 1,702 laptops from UNESCO to ensure the continuity of the training process in the oblast. Today, 392 schools are working remotely with 103K students being trained. In addition, Google will provide Ukrainian schools with access to the Chrome Education Upgrade to install devices and manage them remotely. Also, together with local partners, the company will provide training on working with online tools for 200K teachers in the form of seminars.

Odesa oblast

The enemy ship group in the Black Sea consists of 10 ships. There are 4 cruise missile carriers, including 2 submarines, being on standby. The total volley is 24 Kalibres.

The enemy continues to attack with kamikaze drones. Late in the evening, about two dozen “Shahed-136” drones were launched over the south of mainland Ukraine from the temporarily occupied Crimea. Air defense forces shot down 3 drones over Mykolaiv oblast, and 15 over Odesa oblast. One drone was shot down by one of the boats of the Naval Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Black Sea.

Winter and summer clothing for soldiers of the Territorial Defense Forces and volunteer formations worth over UAH 70 million will be purchased in Odesa. This decision was made by the city council executive committee on October 27. It is planned to purchase 4,500 sets of winter uniforms for UAH 57 million: 500 for volunteer formations, 4,000 for territorial defense forces. Winter sets will consist of a winter jacket, pants, shoes, underwear, gloves, a hat and socks. Also 4,500 sets of summer uniforms worth UAH 22.5 million will be purchased. The kit will include a uniform, caps and a t-shirt.

Kherson oblast

The situation towards the South Buh did not undergo significant changes, remaining complicated but controlled. The units of the Defense Forces continue to hold their positions and exert fire influence on the enemy’s combat positions in the enemy buildups of manpower and equipment and logistics facilities in the rear areas.

The enemy concentrates its main efforts on conducting an active defense and trying to hold occupied lines along the entire contact line. During the night, it shelled the positions of our units and nearby territorial communities with available means of attack, including MLRSs, artillery shells of various calibers, and mortars.

In the morning, air defense forces shot down another Ka-52 “Alligator” attack helicopter in the Beryslav region, and an enemy Su-25 attack aircraft in the Kherson region. Our assault and army aircraft launched 6 airstrikes against the enemy’s anti-aircraft defense forces, on a stronghold and on three buildups of manpower, weapons and equipment in Beryslav and Mykolaiv regions.

President Zelenskyi said that all the most skilled troops of the russian federation remain in place and do not flee from Kherson. According to him, the report about the escape of russians from Kherson is an information attack, which aims to draw the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from other dangerous directions.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces believes that russia may resort to terrorist attacks during the retreat in Kherson oblast. It is most likely that, in addition to evacuation, the enemy may resort to a series of terrorist attacks with the detonation of residential areas aiming to cause critical damage to the infrastructure in the territories returned by Ukraine. There may also be detonations in the Zaporizhzhia NPP to put it out of order, provoke a local man-made disaster and accuse Ukraine.

The police documented 44 crimes committed by the russian army against civilians in Kherson oblast. Russian troops once again shelled peaceful communities in the Beryslav region. Residential and commercial buildings, shops, farms were damaged and destroyed, cars were mutilated by shrapnels from shells. Houses caught fire as a result of shelling. There are victims among the civilian population.

Reports of looting by the russian army continue to come from recently liberated villages. During the occupation, private houses were inhabited by russian soldiers who took away all their property (refrigerators, washing machines, TVs, microwaves, slow cookers, sofas, bicycles, clothes and even cutlery). The current situation is similar in the temporarily occupied cities of Kherson, Beryslav, Kakhovka and Henichesk regions. 10-15 russian soldiers and representatives of illegal armed groups move into the apartments and houses of the locals, use the property of the owners, and also take all valuable things from there.

Residents of the liberated villages of Arkhanhelske and Osokorivka in Kherson oblast received 300 sets of building materials. The kits will be used to reconstruct houses destroyed by shelling. In the coming days, 200 sets will be delivered to Novovorontsovka. Residents of Novovorontsvka, Visokopillia and Velykooleksandrivka communities will receive another 800 sets next week.

Building materials for residents of the liberated villages of Kherson oblast. Photo: Kherson RMA.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

In the city of Kovel, it is reported that the station was mined. Information about mining has not been confirmed by relevant services.

The Volyn regional disease prevention control center received a refrigerator car for transporting vaccines from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The car has special refrigeration equipment, so the necessary supply of vaccines can be delivered even to the most remote medical facility in Volyn.

In Kovel, the city authorities will ask heads of religious communities to sound the air alarm signal with bells. A frequent ringing for five minutes is the beginning of an air alarm, single blows with pauses denote the end of the alarm period.

Zakarpattia oblast

In Uzhgorod, the VI Forum of Local Self-Government of Zakarpattia Strengthening Effectiveness of Community Work under Martial Law was held. They discussed helping IDPs, the situation in the frontline and liberated regions of Ukraine, etc.

Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Emergency Situations, Serhiy Kruk, is  on a working visit in Zakarpattia. The priority issue is formation of a European hub for firefighting and civil defense aviation support in the region.

The RMA signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Serhii Kruk. This document defines the procedure for the functioning of the European firefighting hub and civil defense aviation support in the region.

In the RMA, a meeting of the Regional Defense Council was held. They discussed the situation with energy supply in the oblast and the schedule of rolling blackouts in populated areas imposed by Ukrenerho.

In honour of the fallen soldier Roman Zhuk, 13K tulip bulbs were planted in Mukachevo. The action was initiated by the hero’s wife, Olena Zhuk.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

In the RMA, a meeting with the representative of the Commissioner for the Rights of Citizens Victims of Armed Aggression against Ukraine, Olha Altunina, was held. They discussed the needs of IDPs.

The Carpathian Regional Blood Service Center received a specialized blood collection machine worth over UAH 6 million. The car was obtained thanks to cooperation of the RMA with Rotary clubs (Lviv, Krakow, Plymouth), the US and the American NGO Common Man 4 Ukraine.

From Ivano-Frankivsk, 12 children of fallen soldiers and 5 widows were sent for a two-week psychological rehabilitation to the town of Mali Tsakhy (Zakopane, Poland). 

Lviv oblast

Lviv oblast approved the Concept of Support for Defenders of Ukraine. It is necessary because of enhancing the prestige of the military profession and heroization of the army.

A specialized clinic for prosthetics and reconstruction Superhumans will appear in Lviv oblast. The clinic will specialize in prosthetics for adults and children, surgical operations, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

In the rehabilitation department of the First Medical Association of Lviv, the premises will be overhauled and modern specialized equipment purchased. Funding will be provided by the RECOVERY national project. The branch will become part of the NEZLAMNI ecosystem in Lviv.

The Space of Care for children and parents from affected communities was opened in Lviv. There is a playroom, facilities for conducting art therapy and art classes, Ukrainian and English lessons, classes with a speech therapist and a psychologist.

The Chervonohrad region received humanitarian aid from Polish partners. The aid for the CF Caritas Sokal was transferred within the cooperation agreement between the Chervonohrad region and the Ostrolen region (Poland). The Caritas-Socal received food, children’s meal kits, hygiene products, warm clothes and repair kits for the military.

Rivne oblast

The police of Rivne received a report that the railway station in the city was mined. Special services were engaged in its inspection. Information about mining was not confirmed.

Ten communities of Rivne oblast received 5 generators each as part of cooperation between the RMA and the USAID HOVERLA project. The community was also given 100 chainsaws, 100 led lights, over a 1K fire extinguishers and 10 motor pumps.

RANPP employees purchased two quadcopters for the 80th and 110th military brigades. The employees deduct at least 3% of their monthly salary for the assistance of the Armed Forces.

Ternopil oblast

In Ternopil, the police received a report about possible mining of the railway station, a department store and educational institutions nearby. The relevant services inspected the places. Information about mining was confirmed.

Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Serhii Shkarlet, is in Ternopil on a working visit.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

A volunteer from Britain, Taylor, delivered a car for the Armed Forces to Khmelnytskyi. Funds for the car were collected by residents of Great Britain. Before sending the car to the front, it will be painted and equipped. Taylor is a professional soldier. He is going to join the Foreign Legion of the Armed Forces.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Chernivtsi regional blood service center received humanitarian aid – 5 refrigerators – to store blood components in the center according to European standards. The refrigerators are energy efficient. The equipment came from the Public Health Center of Ukraine.

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

Australia will send 30 Bushmaster armoured personnel carriers to Ukraine. Also, 70 Australian instructors will go to Great Britain to train the Ukrainian military.

Germany transferred two more MARS II systems and four Panzerhaubitze 2000 artillery installations to Ukraine.

Minister of Defense of Lithuania, Arvydas Anusauskas, announced the shipment of 7 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 armoured SUVs and other equipment to Ukraine.

Post of the Minister of Defense of Lithuania. Photo: from social networks

Executive Director of Raytheon Technologies, Greg Hayes, announced that the manufacturer handed over two NASAMS air defense systems to the US government and they will soon be deployed in Ukraine.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, Joseph Wu, stated that his country will donate $56 million to restore the civil infrastructure of Ukraine. He also informed that from next year scholarships will be opened for Ukrainian students. Applications are already available.

The majority of Security Council members support the UN investigation into the russian use of Iranian drones in Ukraine.

The Government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland handed over humanitarian aid to the rescuers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. The aid includes fire trucks and equipment needed for rescue operations. This is already the third humanitarian shipment from the governments of these countries.

Aid from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Photo: Volyn RMA

The Latvian Parliament passed a ban on former communists being elected to the European Parliament.

Head of the Munich Security Conference, Christoph Heusgen, believes that Germany and the West should promote Ukraine’s membership in NATO.

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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