War in Ukraine today: latest news, October 30, 2022 (photo)

It has been the 249th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

What happened in Ukraine today:

Here is operational information of the General Staff as of 6 pm: 

The enemy attempts to hold the temporarily occupied territories, focuses its efforts on restraining the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and continues offensive operations towards Bakhmut and Avdiivka. 

The invaders continue to fire at the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine along the contact line, erect defensive constructions and conduct aerial reconnaissance. The enemy hits the critical infrastructure and civilian homes by violating the norms of the International humanitarian law, traditions and customs of war. 

The enemy launched 3 missiles and 1 airstrike, as well as 30 multi rocket launcher attacks.

Russians struck 15 settlements, Kupiansk, Kharkiv oblast, Bereznehuvate, Ochakiv, Mykolaiv oblast among them. 

The situation did not significantly change towards Volyn and Polissia. The republic of belarus continues to support the russian armed aggression. Russia is relocating some units to the territory of belarus. Ukraine is still under the threat of missile and UAV attacks from the territory and air space of belarus. 

The enemy fired towards: 

Sloboda from tanks, mortars, barrels and rockets in the area of Veterynarne, Dvorichna, Starytsia, Strilecha and Chuhunivka, Kharkiv oblast; 

Kupiansk and Lyman from various artillery types in the area of settlements of Kyslivka, Olhivka, Kharkiv oblast, Hrekivka, Nevske, Luhansk oblast and Zarichne, Donetsk oblast; 

Bakhmut from tanks, mortars, rockets in the area of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Maiorks, Nevske, Opitne, Siversk, Soledar, Donetsk oblast; 

Avdiivka from tanks, mortars, rockets and barrels in the area of settlements of Avdiivka, Vodiane, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, Oleksadropil, Donetsk oblast; 

Towards Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia, the enemy hit the settlements of Bohoiavlenka, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Novopil, Prechysta, Donetsk oblast, Zalichnychne, Malynivka, Novodanylivka, Olhivske, Charivne, Chervone, Zaporizhzhia oblast. 

Russians shelled around 20 settlements towards the South Buh along the contact line.

The occupying authorities of Kherson oblast are attempting to create conditions unsuitable for the living of civilians on the temporarily occupied territories. In Nova Kakhovka, since October 29, the Internet network has been disconnected and using the loud speaker the invaders urge locals to evacuate from the region within 48 hours due to the threat of shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.    The priority to evacuate is given to medical staff and other operative services of the city. Moreover, the occupying authorities issued a decree placing local entrepreneurs under the obligation to sell all groceries, close the stores and markets from November 01, 2022. 

Based on the available information, the enemy is preparing to retreat artillery units from the right bank of Kherson oblast to allegedly relocate them to other directions.  

The air forces of Ukraine launched one strike on buildup of the enemy’s weapons and equipment, two strikes on russian units’ strongholds, and two hits on anti missile and anti aircraft systems. 

The rocket and artillery forces of Ukraine struck one command point of the russian occupiers. 

Currently, 248 kids are deemed to be missing in Ukraine since the large-scale war began, 7049 were found. The press service of the Office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine shared this information using the data provided by the public portal “Wartime kids”. “Here is the information on kids affected by the war: 248 are deemed to be missing, 9441 were deported, 7049 – found, 96 – returned”, the Office of the General Prosecutor states. The juvenile prosecutors informed that 430 kids were killed as a result of the russian armed aggression. Based on their information, as of October 30, 823 kids were wounded. Over 1253 kids were affected as a result of the large-scale russian armed aggression against Ukraine. 

According to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, russia blocked 218 vessels transporting grains from Ukraine within the grain agreement. As of October 30, Ukraine was not granted permission from the Joint Coordination Center to move along the safe corridor and make required inspections. Among 218 vessels blocked, 95 left Ukrainian ports and are awaiting the inspection, 101 are awaiting the inspection to enter Ukrainian ports, remaining 22 are awaiting the permission to leave Ukrainian ports.   

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff, russian troops shelled 15 settlements. During the day, 8 settlements were attacked.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, on the air of the national marathon stated that the invaders did not lose their “hopes” to occupy Kharkiv and the region. If the Armed Forces of Ukraine stop attacking, the enemy will try to launch “counterattacks”. Despite this, all invaders’ attacks are successfully repelled by the Ukrainian defense forces.

Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informed that the anti-aircraft missile unit “Air Command “East” shot down a russian helicopter. Its type is being established.

Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that the enemy shelled Kupiansk, settlements of Vovchansk community of Chuhuiv district, villages and settlements of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv and Kupiansk districts.

In Kupiansk, as a result of shelling, a civilian industrial facility was damaged and a large-scale fire broke out. Rescuers are working at the site, the fire was extinguished. Preliminary, no one was injured.

Shelling of Kupiansk. Photo: telegram channel of Oleh Syniehubov/Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

According to the Regional Center for Emergency Medical Care, a 58-year-old resident of Kupiansk district was hospitalized with an injury.

Referring to the police, russian troops shelled Vovchanski Khutory village in the evening of October 29. A 39-year-old woman, who was returning home when the shelling started, was killed.

Mine clearance continues in the de-occupied territories of the region. Pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service defused 267 explosive ordnance.

Tomorrow, power cuts will begin in Kharkiv and the region. In total, there will be 12 blackouts lasting 3 hours each from 7 am to 10 pm.

A mural dedicated to the Armed Forces of Ukraine is being created on the broken facade of the musical comedy theater in Kharkiv. Four employees of the theater serve in the army.

Donetsk oblast

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, informed that russians killed 5 civilians in Antonivka, Druzhbav, Klishchiivka, Pervomaiske and Yelizavetivka. In addition, law enforcers found the bodies of 5 civilians killed during the occupation: 2 in Korovyn Yar, 1 in Lyman and 2 in Sviatohirsk. 8 people were injured yesterday.

At night and in the morning russians attacked the frontline areas from Marinka to Lyman.

In the middle of the night the enemy launched a missile attack on Druzhkivka, hitting the territory of a school and private buildings. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

In Donetsk direction: in Marinka community it was loud in Katerynivka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka and Novomykhailivka. In Avdiivka, there were isolated attacks. In Ocheretyne community, 1 person was injured in Pervomaiske.

In Horlivka direction: 2 buildings were damaged in Toretsk. In Bakhmut, 2 people were injured, 4 apartments, 4 private and 1 administrative buildings were damaged. Bakhmutske, Paraskoviivka, Rozdolivka and Vasiukivka were shelled.

In Lysychansk direction: 2 buildings were damaged in Lyman, shelling of Torske and Zarichne continues. Siversk was under artillery shelling and air strikes. Dronivka and Serebrianka were also targeted.

Mariupol Mayor, Vadym Boichenko, reported that the invaders are using martial law to take out the s equipment and metal products from enterprises, force locals to work without pay and mobilize.

In Maiaky, russians destroyed an enterprise producing half a million chicken eggs a day before the full-scale invasion. Over 800K chickens were killed there. Eggs of this enterprise were sold in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk and Kharkiv oblasts under Feniks trademark.

Luhansk oblast

Aviation of the Ukrainian Defense Forces launched 32 strikes. 23 concentration areas of weapons and military equipment, 3 platoon strongholds and 6 air defense positions were hit. Ukrainian air defense soldiers shot down an Iskander-K missile and 2 Orlan-10 UAVs.

Rocket and artillery forces hit 6 buildups of weapons and military equipment, 3 ammunition depots, 2 air defense warfares and 9 other important enemy military targets.

On October 29, russians shelled the following settlements with various types of weapons:

  • in Bakhmut direction – Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Niu-York, Odradivka, Opytne, Serebrianka, Siversk, Soledar, Vasiukivka, Vesele, Yakovlivka, Zelenopillia and Zvanivka;
  • in Kupiansk and Lyman direction –  Berestove, Hrekivka, Krokhmalne, Kyslivka, Nevske, Novoiehorivka, Olhivka, Tabaivka, Terny, Torske, Yampolivka and Zarichne.

Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that the invaders continue to blow up bridges to slow down the advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Russians blew up a bridge across the Krasna river near Krasnorichenske. Also, yesterday they blew up a bridge near Kreminna. He noted that russian command set a task to stop the advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but the weather is improving and will not create so many difficulties for Ukrainian troops.

Serhii Haidai added that russian troops regularly send squads to de-occupied Bilohorivka, but their attacks are unsuccessful. Heavy hostilities also continue in Svatove direction.

Head of Sievierodonetsk City Military-Civil Administration, Oleksandr Striuk, informed that the invaders are preparing for defense. According to him, something like a camp or a training ground for mobilized people was organized. The russian contingent is increasing. There are preparations for defense. The enemy is also mining the area around the city and building defensive structures.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Due to the lack of street lighting and non-functioning traffic lights as a result of the power outage in the territory of Kyiv oblast, police foot patrols resumed their work. As reported by the police of Kyiv oblast, this decision was made for the citizens’ safety. Street patrolling will be carried out in all districts of the oblast until the energy situation improves.

Kyiv oblast is preparing for unexpected winter emergencies. According to Bucha mayor Anatoly Fedoruk, the city has already purchased 50 tons of diesel and 50 tons of gasoline. The city also received a modular gas station from partners to refuel generators and operate in conditions of power outages.

Based on the memorandum signed between Kyiv City Maternity Hospital #2 and the Andreev Family Foundation, women of Kyiv oblast who survived the occupation will get mental health support for free.

A large flag of Ukraine and Poland was unfurled and carried through the streets of the city of Kyiv. Ukrainians decided to thank the Poles for their support and help in the fight against russian invaders.

A common flag of Ukraine and Poland was unfurled in Kyiv as a sign of gratitude to the Poles for their support. Photo from social networks

RMA reported that 483 kindergartens in the capital operate as usual. This is approximately 60% of the total number of institutions. There are 375 communal kindergartens and 108 private educational institutions.

The NGO “Ukrainian Women’s Guard” (UWG) conducts tactical medicine classes for civilians in Kyiv. They had about five hours of theory and practice with the instructor with a professional military medic who studied tactical medicine in Ukraine and the USA. According to the founder of UWG Olena Biletska, since 2014, about 40K women have received certificates, about 10K of which this year.

Photo report of the school of tactical medicine, October 29, 2022. Photo: Ukrainian Women’s Guard

“The Train to Victory” will run from Kyiv to Chisinau. Its carriages are painted by Ukrainian artists. According to the Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Moldova Andrii Spinu, the rail networks between two capitals will be connected for the first time in the last 20 years.

A charity bike ride was held in Kyiv. Its purpose is to support the families of servicemen and raise funds to purchase tactical medicine supplies for the Armed Forces. During this event, over 100 participants covered a distance of 10 kilometers. City police patrols joined the bike ride.

Zhytomyr oblast

Based on the decision of the Defense Council in Zhytomyr oblast, enterprises and organizations were recommended to optimize their work schedule to save electricity in Zhytomyr oblast. Possible transition of industrial enterprises to work night shifts, postponing the start of work of trade and educational institutions, replacing hot meals in schools with dry breakfasts, as well as strict observance of restrictions on the use of street lighting and advertising lighting are considered.

A successful enterprise from Kharkiv, specializing in the manufacture of sanitary ware, is relocating to Zhytomyr oblast. The owner of “Spiko Group” LLC plans to return to Kharkiv later, but opens a branch in Novohrad-Volynskyi and will move 15 of his employees to the city. Full production is planned to be launched in 3-4 months.

During inspection of the territory of the Ushomyr territorial community of the Korosten district near the village of Veselivka, pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service discovered 4 mortar mines, 46 artillery shells and 3 modern shells from the “Hrad” MLRS. All ammunition was taken to the temporary storage area.

Sumy oblast

Head of Sumy RMA, Dmytro Zhivytskyi announced that the russian army shelled the border of Sumy oblast 7 times. 5 communities were attacked, Bilopillia, Seredino-Buda, Esman, Krasnopillia and Myropillia. A total of 38 explosions were recorded. The enemy used artillery, mortars and explosives from a quadcopter. Fortunately there were no victims and destruction.

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Sumy oblast reported that emergency services destroyed 37 explosive objects and 7 more were discovered for further disposal. Among explosives that were eliminated by pyrotechnicians are artillery shells, a mortar mine and a smoke grenade. Dangerous objects were found in Konotop and Okhtyrka districts.

A volunteer project has been launched by vets in Sumy oblast. On the basis of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, students are carrying out charity operations to sterilize cats and vaccinate against rabies. The project, which “4 Paws Ukraine” LLC will initiate across the country, will last for two months and involves 100 volunteer operations. Its purpose is to reduce the number of homeless animals and prevent rabies. First of all, aid will be provided to those who need it the most: the rural population, the poor, military families, etc. The volunteers will not forget about the animals from the checkpoints and administration building.

Zoo volunteers of Sumy oblast help to sterilize and vaccinate animals for the most needy sections of the population. Photo from social networks

Okhtyrka City Council reported that 3 powerful solid fuel boilers were installed in the Okhtyrka Central District Hospital. They will operate on residues from wood processing and agricultural waste. This innovation allows not only to abandon natural gas, but also to save on heating.

Sumy mayor Oleksandr Lysenko reported that heat supply was provided to 798 households. Some households are still being connected. 

Chernihiv oblast

The “North” operational command reported that occupiers shelled the territory of Semenivka community. Allegedly they fired from 122-caliber barrel artillery towards the village of Halaganivka, over more than 20 hits were recorded. There are no victims.

The police of Chernihiv oblast reported that law enforcement officers conduct security training in communities near the russian and belarusian borders. Police explosives technicians and canine experts with dogs take part in preventive measures.

The police of Chernihiv oblast conduct security training near enemy borders. Photo: Headquarters of the National Police in Chernihiv oblast

“Chernihivoblenergo” reported that emergency power outages are planned in Chernihiv oblast on October 31. The exact schedule is currently unknown, but power cuts will not exceed 4 hours.

The wedding of two servicemen of the “North” operational command took place in Chernihiv. Viktor is an officer specializing in armored weapons, Tetiana is a military combat medic. At the wedding ceremony, instead of wedding clothes, young people wore embroidered dresses.

The Nizhyn City Council reported that a charity fair was held in Nizhyn, where 33 400 hryvnias were collected for the Armed Forces. Goodies or homemade products to support the defenders were sold at the “WE ARE UNBREAKABLE” fair. 

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Head of the regional council, Mykola Lukashuk reported that the night in Nikopol was restless due to heavy artillery shelling. Two fires broke out. The occupiers targeted the enterprise. An administrative building and several pieces of equipment were damaged. Dozens of residential buildings, farm buildings, a garage, five-story building, and a gas pipeline of the private sector were also damaged.

An injured woman aged 73, damaged company buildings, damaged houses are the consequences of MRLS shelling of Marhanets community attacked twice in the morning. The woman received shrapnel wounds and was hospitalized. Industrial buildings at the enterprise were damaged. Half a dozen five-story buildings and eight passenger cars were also damaged by enemy fire in the community.

Vinnytsia oblast

Over 40K portions of dry borshch and soups for the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were prepared and handed over by volunteers of the “Soldier’s Kitchen” CF from Nemyriv, Vinnytsia oblast. 7 types of soup sets are produced there.

The team from Vinnytsia won the all-Ukrainian futsal tournament among girls, held in support of the AFU. Defenders who returned from the front for rest and rehabilitation were invited to the competition.

Poltava oblast

At one of Poltava enterprises, bags for devices of the Starlink satellite communication system for the military on the front lines are manufactured. Both the company and the benefactors contribute to the purchase of the materials.

Cherkasy oblast

During the charity fair, 66 800 hryvnias were collected for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at Cherkasy National University named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi. The initiative was organized by freshmen and newly elected members of the CNU student council. 

Charity fair. Photo from social networks

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The situation towards Zaporizhzhia has not significantly changed over the past day. The enemy concentrates its main efforts on holding the occupied borders.

In Zaporizhzhya oblast, the occupiers shelled civil infrastructure in the settlements of Zaporizhzhia, Komyshuvakha, Stepove, Mala Tokmachka, Shcherbaky, Temyrivka, Preobrazhenka, Zaporizke, Malynivka, Omelnyk, Chervone, Zaliznychne, Orikhiv, Huliaipole, Zhovtenke, Mali Shcherbaky, Dorozhnianka, Olhivske, Novonadriivka, Poltavka, Novodanylivka, Charivne, Novoivanivka.

The police recorded 43 reports of destruction of houses (apartments) and infrastructure facilities as a result of shelling by russian military personnel.

The occupiers again shelled the Enerhodar industrial zone. As a result, most of the city has been left without power supply. This was announced by the mayor of Enerhodar Dmytro Orlov. According to preliminary information, russian troops hit one of the city’s substations.

According to the General Staff, the enemy continues to place personnel in the homes of local residents in Velyka Znamianka.

Mykolaiv oblast

According to the “South” Operational Command, Mykolaiv oblast was attacked twice with russian rockets at night. The enemy attacked Bereznehuvate community with S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems. Open areas were hit.

The enemy fired Kh-59 cruise missiles at Ochakiv. Administrative and economic buildings, private garages, industrial infrastructure objects were destroyed and damaged, residential buildings were damaged. As a result of the attack, 2 fires broke out. There were no human losses.

Damaged garages in Ochakiv. Photo: National Police.

In the morning, Shyroke community was shelled. One residential building was destroyed, two houses damaged. No injured or killed.

Odesa oblast

The Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul, coordinating the work of the “grain initiative”, did not reach an agreement on movement of ships through the “corridor” on October 30. Currently, more than ten ships are waiting to enter the corridor.

The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, reported that the ship IKARIA ANGEL, which was supposed to deliver 40K tons of grain to Ethiopia, could not leave the port of Odesa. According to him, export is impossible due to blocking of the “grain corridor” by russia.

8 enemy ships are maneuvering in the Black Sea. The ship group sails along the Crimean coast. 2 surface and 1 underwater missile carrier keep 20 Kalibr missiles at the ready.

Kherson oblast

The situation in the South Buh operational area remains steadily tense, but under control. The enemy is trying to hold the occupied lines, but at the same time reformats units, sets up new lines of defense, including on the left bank of the Dnipro.

The enemy shelled the settlements of Novoaleksandrivska community, Beryslav district, using heavy artillery and MLRS. As a result of the shelling, 3 civilians were injured, and private residences were damaged.

A policeman photographs a house damaged by enemy shelling. Photo from social networks

Also, the enemy continued to shell the sea trade and transport routes of the Dnipro-Buh estuary with Grad anti-aircraft missile system. Tryfonivka, liberated in October, was fired twice from heavy artillery and MLRS. There were no losses and destruction.

During the combat day, the enemy launched 6 airstrikes on air defense deployment points, strongholds, manpower and equipment buildups. The Ukrainian aviation responded with ten airstrikes on the enemy manpower and military equipment buildups. Our missile and artillery units completed more than 190 fire missions.

The occupiers are trying to create conditions unsuitable for the local civilian population in the controlled territory in Kherson oblast. This is reported by the General Staff. Thus, in Nova Kakhovka, since October 29 of this year, access to the Internet has been turned off and, through loudspeakers, information is being disseminated about the need to leave the region within 48 hours due to the alleged threat of missile strikes by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In addition, the occupying authorities issued a decree obliging entrepreneurs to sell off all food products and close stores and markets by November 1, 2022.

The enemy is taking measures to prepare for defense in settlements near the city of Kherson. The arrival of about a hundred “rosguards” from the city of Grozny to Kalanchak was noted. On the territory of Nova Kakhovka, russian special services are actively listening to the telephone conversations of the civilian population.

russian troops are entrenched along the left bank of the Dnipro River and are also settling in town houses in Oleshky. The mayor of Oleshky, Yevhen Ryschuk, told about it. According to him, the russian military also places a lot of air defense equipment and russian military equipment in the city.

The police of Kherson oblast created a Telegram bot to collect photo and video evidence about the crimes of the russian military in the occupied territories. These can be photos or videos taken with the help of smartphones, surveillance cameras, video recorders or other devices. Photos and videos can be sent here – @Warcrimes_Police_KhS_UA_bot.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

The Shatsk community received aid from the parish of St. Jan Nepomuck in Dorohusk and priest Witold Gonciarz (Poland). The Poles sent food, hygiene products, diapers, used clothes, blankets, sleeping bags, etc.

The commander of the Volyn cell Sonechko, name coded Grotto reported that the volunteer battalion Sonechko opened a volunteer hub in Lutsk.

Volodymyr Luchko, a resident of Kivertsiv region, released from captivity, the defender of Azovstal has returned home. Volodymyr served in Kyiv in a separate battalion of special forces Azov. Around April 1, 2022, he went to Mariupol, where he was captured.

Zakarpattia oblast

Head of the RMA, Viktor Mykyta, announced that in Rakhiv region, repair work was carried out and one of the floors of an old building in Yasinya was converted into a center for living about 40 IDPs.

At the Mukachevo Lyceum a charity fair was held. Over UAH 90K were transferred to the needs of the fighters of 128 brigades.

Fair at the Mukachevo Lyceum. Photo: from social networks

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Head of the RMA, Svitlana Onyshchuk, reported that hourly power outage schedules will be drawn up starting Monday.

The Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Department of Forestry and Hunting reported that employees of the Osmolod State Forest Farm purchased an ambulance for the soldiers of the second battalion of the 68th hunting brigade.

278 employers of Prykarpattia received compensation for labor costs for employing 472 IDPs. Compensation for labor costs is provided for 2 months in the amount of UAH 6.5K per month for each employed person from the number of IDPs.

Lviv oblast

In October, advisory and coordination centers of Lviv region provided 10K services to people affected by the war: assistance in registration for social benefits, job search, legal, medical, psychological and humanitarian assistance.

A rally in support of prisoners of war and missing soldiers was held in Lviv. Relatives of the defender of Zmiiny Island Yuriy Kuzminsky, who has been in captivity since February 24, joined the initiative.

A humanitarian cargo for the military and civilians who suffered from the actions of the russian federation arrived in Lviv from the US. Humanitarian aid includes thermal clothing, medical supplies, sleeping bags, coffee, etc.

St. Nicholas Hospital in Lviv received modern equipment for blood research. Funds for the newest coagulometer TS-400 were raised by the band SunSay and its frontman Andrey Sunsay Zaporozhets during their concert tour.

Rivne oblast

Mayor of Rivne, Oleksandr Tretyak, reported that the Equator shopping center was mined. The rescue services went to the place to check.

The RMA reported that in Rivne in the Palace of Culture Chemist the humanitarian center for providing clothing for IDPs continues to operate. Internally displaced people can get seasonal clothes and shoes according to their needs.

In Rivne oblast, the socially inclusive project Possibilities without borders is launched. It is designed for children and young people. Teenagers and young people with disabilities are invited to participate. There will be joint official events, master classes, filming of social videos and photo sketches, and many more surprises.

Poster of the project. Photo: Rivne RMA

In Kostopol, a new patriotic mural was created.

Mural in Kostopol. Photo from social networks

Head of the transport department of the Rivne RMA, Fedir Mysyura, from the front congratulated car drivers and road workers on the holiday. Fedir Mysiura is a veteran of the anti-terrorist operation. In 2015, he participated in the defense of the Donetsk airport and was seriously wounded. He currently serves in the Armed Forces as the commander of the automobile department in one of the oblasts in the east of Ukraine.

Ternopil oblast

Employees of educational institutions of Ternopil oblast will receive 1 182 laptops for full-time work in wartime conditions with the support of Google and UNESCO.

Head of the Ternopil city library, Svitlana Protsyshyn, informed that in the library, the defender of Azovstal Mykhailo Dianov, met with students.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

In Khmelnytskyi, the works of russian and belarusian writers were removed from the school program of foreign literature. Changes have been introduced in the school curriculum on foreign literature, history of Ukraine, basics of health and protection of Ukraine this year.

Residents of the Shepetiv district, Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Zamorskyi, Yevhen Strutynskyi and a military surgeon, lieutenant of the medical service Denys Hayduk, returned home during another exchange of prisoners.

Chernivtsi oblast

The city council of Chernivtsi reported that since the war began, the city allocated over UAH 50 million in aid to support the military. 

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

Italy transferred 20 to 30 M109L self-propelled guns to Ukraine as part of the fifth package of military aid. Ukraine received dozens of M113 BMPs, six PzH 2000 howitzers and two tracked MLRS salvo fire systems.

Slovenia transferred 28 M-55S tanks to Ukraine. These are modernized Soviet T-55 tanks developed at the end of World War II. Instead, Slovenia received 35 heavy trucks and five German-made water tankers from Germany.

The Baykar company reported that Bayraktar plans to equip it with air-to-air missiles to combat kamikaze drones.

4 monuments to russian soldiers are being dismantled in Poland.

Four Ukrainian soldiers who were wounded and underwent a rehabilitation course will join the 47th US Marine Corps Marathon (MCM – 2022). Three veterans (Ruslan Popov, Anatoly Veresenko and Pavlo Kovalskyi) will run the full marathon distance (42.195 km). Another Ukrainian participant, Bohdan Usharuk, will run 50 km.

Ukrainian military in the US. Photo from social networks

A collection of Ukrainian writers about the regions of Ukraine – Hommage à l’Ukraine – is published in France.

Collection about the regions of Ukraine. Photo from social networks

Actress Keira Knightley voiced the “war diary” of 12-year-old Ukrainian Eva Skaletska. The book titled You don’t know what war is was published by the British publication Bookseller. In her memoirs, Eva tells about the first 12 days of the war, which changed her life forever.

Cover of the book “You don’t know what war is”. 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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