War in Ukraine today: latest news, September 05, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 559 th 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:   

There were 39 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. The russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.

Ukraine is still under the threat of missile and airstrikes.

There were more than 20 combat engagements.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, there were no significant changes. 

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, russian occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinity of Sydorivka, Sumy oblast and Udy, Veterynarne, Kharkiv oblast. The enemy  fired from mortar and artillery at over than 15 settlements, including Klyusy, Buchky, Karpovychi, Chernihiv oblast, Znob-Novhorodske, Romashkove, Buhor, Vorozhba, Veselivka, Popivka, Sumy oblast, Udy, Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Nesterne, Chorne, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, the invaders fired from artillery and mortar at various settlements, including Masyutivka, Kucherivka, Kyslivka, Berestove, Kovalivka, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Lyman, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Novoiehorivka, Luhansk oblast. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinity of Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast, Torske, Siversk and Spirne, Donetsk oblast. The enemy continues to fire from artillery and mortar at various settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast, Torske, Dibrova, Verkhniokamianske, Spirne, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Bakhmut, Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled attacks of russian troops in the area north of Klischivka, Donetsk oblast. More than 10 settlements, including Fedorivka Druha, Tykhonivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Kostyantynivka, Donetsk oblast, suffered from artillery shelling. 

Towards Avdiivka, the enemy fired from  artillery and mortar at the settlements of Oleksandropil, Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sieverne, Nevelske, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Mariinka, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of Mariinka. The enemy launched an air strike near Krasnohorivka. The invaders fired artillery at the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiyivka, Pobieda, Katerynivka, Veselyi Hai, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the enemy launched air strikes in the vicinity of Vuhledar and Staromaiorske. More than 10 settlements, including Vodiane, Shakhtarske, Novoukrainka, Urozhaine, Fedorivka, Shevchenko, Donetsk oblast, came under artillery shelling.

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the enemy  launched air strikes in the vicinity of Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia oblast. The adversary fired artillery at more than 10 settlements, including Velykomykhailivka, Nikopol, Dobra Nadiya, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Novodarivka, Malynivka, Zatyshshya, Novoandriyivka, Stepove, Kamianske, Zaporizhzhia oblast.

Towards Kherson, the enemy launched an airstrike in the vicinity of Mykhailivka. The enemy fired from artillery at more than 10 settlements, including Zolota Balka, Respublikanets, Odradokamyanka, Olhivka, Tokarivka, Sonyachne, Kherson oblast.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation towards Melitopol, consolidating their positions and conducting counter-battery fire.

Ukrainian Air Forces launched 11 air strikes on the buildup of troops, weapons, and military equipment, as well as 2 air strikes on the anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary.

The Ukrainian rocket and artillery troops hit 1 buildup of troops, weapons and military equipment, 12 artillery systems at their firing positions and 1 ammunition depot of the invaders.

Olga Rudneva, head of the rehabilitation center for Ukrainian military personnel with amputated limbs, reported that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, about 20K Ukrainians have experienced at least one imputation. Most of them are servicemen who received explosive injuries at the front.

327 people’s deputies supported the resignation of Oleksiy Reznikov from the post of Minister of Defense of Ukraine was approved. 

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Illia Yevlash, head of the Press Service of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reported that the enemy continues to actively use artillery and aviation towards Lyman and Kupiansk. Yesterday russians launched 705 artillery shells at Ukrainian positions. Most of the hostilities were near Novoiehorivka and Bilohorivka. Ukrainian troops eliminated 91 invaders in this sector. A T-72 tank, a number of Msta-S, Msta-B and Acacia artillery systems, 120-mm and 80-mm mortars, vehicles, and two drones were also destroyed. In addition, two enemy ammunition depots were attacked and the Murom-M long-range visual surveillance system, which corrected the operation of enemy artillery, was destroyed.

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said that the enemy attacked Cherneshchyna village, Izium region, with two guided bombs last night, around 9:30 pm. The building of the kindergarten next to the school was destroyed. There was also a hit near a private building. There were no casualties.

Yesterday settlements of Bohodukhiv, Chuhuiv, Kupiansk and Izium regions were under hostile attacks.

In Shyikivka village, Izium region, hostile shelling damaged the canteen building and started a fire.

Due to shelling near Hlushkivka and Senkivka villages, Kupiansk region, a forest fire broke out in Senkivka forestry.

While performing field work, an MTZ-82 tractor exploded on an explosive device near Odnorobivka village, Bohodukhiv region, around 12 am. The tractor driver was not injured.

Mine clearance is ongoing. Yesterday pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service examined more than 6.7 hectares of territory and defused 49 explosive ordnance.

In the de-occupied Izium, work continues to restore the infrastructure damaged by russian invaders, as 80% of the city was actually destroyed. A year after the de-occupation, electricity, gas and water supply and other services were restored. People continue to return to the city. The population of Izium now stands at 27 K, whereas immediately after the liberation, several thousand people lived in the city.

Anton Korotovskykh, Director of the Regional Department of Urban Planning and Architecture, said that 15 to 20% of private sector housing has been completely destroyed by the war and cannot be rebuilt.

Four modular shelters worth almost UAH 8.5 million were purchased by Bezliudivka community near Kharkiv. The first concrete protection structure was installed near the lyceum, which had no basement. The decision to purchase them was made in the spring, when it was planned that children would return to classes in September and hide in these shelters during air raids. In the summer, the Regional Defence Council set stricter requirements: simple shelters are not suitable for learning in the school so students in Bezliudivka will study remotely.

Donetsk oblast

On the morning of 5 September, russian troops launched a missile attack on Kostiantynivka. One person was injured, residential buildings and a car damaged. According to Serhii Roslov, Head of Kostiantynivka City Military Administration, the man was lightly injured. He is in a stable condition.

According to Donetsk Regional Military Administration, towards Volnovakha, Vuhledar suffered 3 air strikes and 30 artillery attacks, Maksymivka was targeted.

Towards Donetsk, one person was injured in Avdiivka. At night, russians shelled Dalne of Kurakhove community, Krasnohorivka and Maksymilianivka of Marinka community and Ocheretyne.

Towards Horlivka, the enemy launched a rocket attack on Kostiantynivka in the morning, injuring 1 person and damaging 3 apartment buildings and 3 private ones. In Toretsk, 1 person was injured and a building damaged. In Chasiv Yar community, 5 private buildings, 2 apartment buildings and an industrial building were damaged.

Towards Lysychansk, in Lyman community, a building in Zarichne was destroyed and 3 more damaged in Torske . Three buildings were damaged in Siversk.

The maternity department has returned from the clinical hospital to the maternity building in Sloviansk. According to Vadym Liakh, Head of Sloviansk Regional Military Administration, the decision was made due to the constant increase in the number of newborns. According to him, 98 children were born in the city this summer.

In Donetsk oblast, President Zelenskyi visited the command posts of units from Donetsk operational and tactical group. He discussed the problems with the commanders, most often mentioning the need for drones and anti-drone weapons, lack of personnel and shortage of certain types of ammunition.

The press service of Mariupol City Council informed that 15K children attend schools, 3,600 of whom are children of russian migrants who came to the city after the occupation.

Arthouse Traffic company reported that the 20 Days in Mariupol documentary raised more than UAH 500K during its first weekend of release, making it the highest-grossing documentary film in Ukrainian cinema.

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, near Novoiehorivka, russian troops suffer losses but continue to send reserves to this particular area of the frontline.  In Bilohorivka, the enemy also tried to take over the advantage. Nevske and Bilohorivka were shelled from artillery systems, Bilohorivka was also shelled from the air.

In Rubizhne, the invaders and collaborators failed to finish the passportisation the voting population before the so-called “first elections”. There are less than 15K people left in the town. Due to the unwillingness of the local occupation administration to expand its staff and, accordingly, its expenses, it is now possible to obtain a voucher for submitting documents only for January. The situation is the same with pensions. There are not so many people but the queue for renewal has been scheduled for almost a year.

The invaders do not have money to compensate for the destroyed housing, so the so-called “government of the LPR” decided to remove the pressure caused by the population’s dissatisfaction from the occupation authorities. Fom now on, payments will be made through a credit institution that will operate on the territory of the ‘republic’ in accordance with the terms of agreements concluded between the recipients and the credit institution. The invaders do not say where the recipients should look for these creditors, for example, in Kreminna or Lysychansk.

Almost 30K property objects have been destroyed and 13K damaged in Luhansk oblast. Luhansk residents continue to register their homes destroyed by russians. Residents of the region have already submitted 40,457 information reports on damaged/destroyed property. The list includes 28,217 apartments, 11,207 buildings and 1,033 premises.

Oleksandr Striuk, Head of Sievierodonetsk City Military Administration, said that there are a lot of strangers among the candidates on the election lists for the so-called “first elections” but there are also known local collaborators.  In the city, the invaders visited elderly people to get them to vote at home.

The SBU confirmed that the so-called head of the customs office, Yuriy Afanasyevsky, was blown up in LPR. He was blown up in his own home. Afanasyevsky received multiple shrapnel wounds to his head, neck, belly and is in intensive care. According to the SBU, Afanasyevsky is a FSB agent who laundered money for armed groups fighting against Ukraine, specifically, he financed the leader of the so-called LPR, Pasichnyk.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Kyiv RMA reported that 67 out of 86 kindergartens that were damaged by the russians during the occupation of the oblast have already been restored. Recently, another preschool education institution has been restored – Havrylivka kindergarten “Veselka” of the Bucha community. Restoration work was carried out thanks to the financial support of an international charitable organization and funds allocated from the local budget.

To date, more than 1,200 shelters have been set up in educational institutions of the Kyiv oblast. As of September 4, 602 schools work in face-to-face and mixed form, the remaining 25 work online. As reported in the regional military administration, about 244 thousand students went to educational institutions in the new academic year.

The Metropolitan Forestry Office reported that american scientists are studying the impact of the war on the forests of Kyiv oblast and are training Ukrainian foresters in safety. Recently, Brian Roth, the founder of the American environmental organization Forest Release, visited Teteriv Forestry and emphasized that the organization will continue to provide humanitarian and technical assistance. The entire potentially dangerous territory of the branch (almost 900 hectares) was checked and demined.

On September 4, the capital’s police received information about the mining of all shopping and entertainment centers in Kyiv, and at night they received a report about the mining of all railway stations and some medical facilities. KCMA reported that after a thorough check, this information was not confirmed – the security situation in Kyiv is under control. We will remind you that on September 1 and 4, false information was received about the mining of all Kyiv schools.

Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klychko said that preparations of the capital for the heating season are underway. Communal and other services are working in an intensified mode, because in addition to the planned repairing, work on the restoration of destroyed or damaged infrastructure has been added. Last winter, as a result of enemy strikes, about 63% of the equipment necessary for a stable passage of the autumn-winter period was seriously damaged.

In Kyiv, 11 institutions of general secondary and art education, the names of which are related to russia or its satellites, will be renamed. Kyiv City Council reported that the renaming of schools, libraries, music and art schools is an important component of the process of decommunization and decolonization in the capital. All proposals for renaming have passed public discussion.

Zhytomyr oblast

Zhytomyr regional military administration reported that another Pokrovsk-Berdychiv train with evacuated residents of Donetsk oblast has arrived in the oblast. IDPs in the number of 13 people were settled on the basis of a school removed from the network of educational institutions, which is located in the village of Serednya Derazhnya. 1 person with a disability is accommodated in the Berdychiv geriatric boarding house.

The Department of Social Protection of the Population of Zhytomyr RMA reported that the children of the privileged categories of the oblast went on a health vacation. 101 children went to the International Children’s Center “Artek” in the city of Kyiv, 21 children will rest in the village of Bereznyki, Zakarpatska oblast. During this period, children will study according to the school curriculum, and will also participate in various contests, sports competitions, excursions and other activities.

Sumy oblast

Sumy RMA reported that the russians carried out 18 shelling of the border territories and settlements of the oblast, a total of 119 explosions were recorded. The communities of Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Khotyn, Seredina-Buda, Druzhbivka, Svesa, Znob-Novhorodske, Esman, Nova Sloboda came under shelling.

On September 4, 1 civilian was injured in Druzhbivka hromada as a result of enemy artillery shelling. 12 private houses, 5 garages, a freight car at the railway station, contact networks of railway tracks were damaged.

A person was injured in the Seredina-Buda community due to russian mortar and MLRS fire. A private house and two apartments in an apartment building, an administrative building, 2 cars and a railway track were damaged.

Firefighters put out a large-scale fire in the residential sector of the Shostka region, which was caused by enemy shelling. As a result of an attack by the russian federation on September 4, two neighboring houses caught fire – the fire engulfed 2 utility buildings, a summer kitchen and a veranda of a residential building.

Rescuers overcome the consequences of russian shelling, Shostka region, September 4, 2023. Photo: State Emergency Service of Sumy oblast

The SBGS reported that the terrorist country is trying to use sabotage and intelligence groups (SIG) on the border with Ukraine. Recently, there has been a greater activity of russian SIGs in the Sumy direction. Sometimes such penetration attempts occur in the Chernihiv oblast. Ukrainian defenders open fire on russian saboteurs after they cross the state border of Ukraine.

Chernihiv oblast

During the past day, the russians shelled the border of Chernihiv oblast 6 times from their territory. As reported in the SBGS, a total of 57 hits from mortars, grenade launchers and barrel artillery were recorded. The communities of Novhorod-Siverskyi, Semenivka and Snovsk came under shelling.

Chernihiv RMA reported that over the past week, the enemy fired 60 times on 23 border settlements of the oblast. During this period, 519 explosions were recorded. The enemy launched 1 air strike using a helicopter. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged. At the same time, a downed enemy UAV was found on the territory of the oblast.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

According to Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the regional council, russians shelled Velyka Mykhailivka community with an Uragan rocket launcher on September, 4. An outbuilding ignited, the fire was extinguished. One private house was destroyed, 2 houses and a motorbike damaged. The enemy also attacked Nikopol with artillery twice.  During the day, the russian army attacked Nikopol with a drone. A warehouse building, a private enterprise, an educational institution, an infrastructure facility, and a residential building were damaged.

Consequences of russian shelling. Photo: Mykola Lukashuk

Vinnytsia oblast

​​In Vinnytsia, a company relocated from Severodonetsk makes heat-resistant overalls, jackets, gloves and shoes for rescuers. The overalls can withstand temperatures of up to 800 degrees.

Kirovohrad oblast

According to Head of the Kirovohrad Regional Military Administration Andrii Raikovych, 70 houses have been repaired in Beryslav region of Kherson oblast by Kirovohrad crews. 

Poltava oblast

According to Dmytro Lunin, Head of Poltava Regional Military Administration, Poltava oblast has hosted about fifty relocated businesses since the start of the full-scale war. 

Cherkasy oblast

21 photographs of the sunrise were presented at the “Dawns of War” exhibition in Cherkasy. The images were taken during the full-scale invasion and are accompanied by quotes from the Holy Bible.

Children of fallen soldiers from Cherkasy will undergo free rehabilitation in the United States. Fifteen children from Cherkasy have been sent abroad for psychological rehabilitation. The trip is being funded by the families of Ukrainian immigrants who will host them.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Pavlo Kovalchuk, Spokesman for the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, reported that Ukraine’s defence forces are making progress in the Robotyne – Novoprokopivka area of Zaporizhzhia oblast. They are consolidating their positions. 

80 artillery attacks took place in Orikhov, Gulyaypol, Zaliznychne, Novodanilovka, Malinovka, Belogorye, Levadne, Kamenskoye, Pavlivka, Lukyanovskoye, Plavni and other frontline settlements. The enemy attacked Orikhove, Preobrazhenka and Stepnohirsk with four aerial bombers, carried out UAV attacks on Novodarivka, Mali Shcherbaky and Stepove, and fired from multiple rocket launchers at Temyrivka. A 74-year-old resident of Mala Tokmachka was killed during shelling by russian troops.

Main Department of the State Emergency Service in Zaporizhzhia oblast reported that on  September 4, an evacuation team evacuated three people from the frontline town of Orikhiv, Zaporizhzhia oblast, two of them with limited mobility. 

Mykolaiv oblast

According to the Mykolaiv RMA, on  September 4 at 16:47, the russian army shelled the territory of the Kutsurub community with artillery. There were no casualties.

On  September 4, Vitaliy Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, said that preparations for the heating season in Mykolaiv region are going according to plan, but the main problem remains the possibility of enemy shelling of infrastructure facilities, and new fire groups are being set up to protect them. We can only protect our critical infrastructure facilities. We are creating new mobile fire teams in addition to the ones we already have. We have a lot of them. And we maintain communication with the armed forces to coordinate all this and repel air attacks. Fortunately, so far it’s all working. 

The Augsburg Ukrainian Union and the Ukrainian FireFighters Foundation charity organisation handed over special Gallet F1 XF protective helmets to the rescuers of Mykolaiv oblast, which meet modern safety standards and have outstanding characteristics. These helmets can be used in a variety of operations, including firefighting, rescue and road traffic accident response.

Odesa oblast

The press service of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service in Odesa oblast reported that  in Odesa oblast, the Resilience Centres were deployed to test their readiness for operation. Currently, the SES has set up 56 mobile and stationary stations at fire stations in the city of Odesa and the region. 

The press service of the Odesa City Council reported that the Odesa City Centre for Stress Resilience was opened as part of the All-Ukrainian Mental Health Programme “Are You OK?”. It is a joint project of the city authorities, the Israeli Coalition for Trauma and the Jewish Federations of North America. 

The flagship project of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Driving Schools for People with Disabilities, will now operate in Odesa. This project is being implemented as part of the No Barriers initiative, presented by First Lady Olena Zelenska and Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Kateryna Pavlichenko. The driving school, which operates on the basis of Odesa State University of Internal Affairs, has already received accreditation to train future drivers, including people with disabilities, for category B. The institution has all the conditions for inclusive access to education and retraining for every citizen without exception.

Kherson oblast

Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported that this afternoon, on September 5, russian troops shelled Ivanivka, Beryslav region, Kherson oblast. Two people were injured: women aged 53 and 73 were in their yard. They were hospitalised with mine-blast injuries, chest and limb wounds.  

Kherson Regional Military Administration reported that at night, on September 5, russian troops shelled Bilozerka in the Kherson oblast. Five houses and power lines were damaged. There were no casualties. 

Vladyslav Dudar, Officer of the Main Directorate of Mine Action of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, said that the Ministry of Defence has published the number of casualties caused by the russians’ explosion of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric PowerPlant. At least 32 people were killed and 39 others went missing on the territory controlled by Ukraine. 

On  September 4, the russian army fired 57 times at Kherson oblast using various types of weapons. The shells damaged the warehouse of a grain collection point in Beryslav region and hit residential areas. A child was injured.

According to Kherson Regional Military Administration, the village of Belozerka is constantly suffering from enemy shelling by the occupiers. Last night five houses were damaged by russian army shelling. The residents received 100 construction kits and OSB sheets. 

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Ihor Polishchuk, Lutsk Mayor, met with relatives of servicemen who were killed in the war with the russian invaders. The head of the community expressed his condolences to the family members and handed over the state awards that the fallen soldiers received posthumously.

The Lutsk City Council sent a DJI MAVIC 3 Cine Premium Combo quadcopter, a range antenna of a signal amplifier, clothes and hygiene products for the needs of military personnel of the A7086 military unit. In addition, 3 Tesla TVs with the Smart TV function, which were purchased with budget funds, were sent to the needs of the military.

Zakarpattia oblast

Viktor Mykyta, Head of the RMA, met with writer Serhii Zhadan. They discussed the war and support for Ukrainian defenders, as well as countering enemy propaganda and the place of culture in this struggle.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The Soyuz Chernobyl of Ukraine Kolomiia association of veterans, disabled people, and volunteers sent humanitarian aid to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and medical institutions. Members of the public organization have been holding such an action for several years in a row.

Lviv oblast

Construction crews from Lviv oblast have already restored 40 damaged houses in Kherson oblast as part of the Side by Side project. In the houses that have been restored, their owners are gradually returning.

The 103rd Territorial Defense Brigade received 10 Mavic 3T drones from Lviv worth UAH 2,4 mln thanks to the taxes of the residents.

The 6th All-Ukrainian youth event Youth. It’s not Easy, but Dream!. Over UAH 150K collected during the event, will be donated to the needs of the ULF medical service.

During the charity concert, residents of the village of Radokhintsy collected UAH 12K for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In general, during 29 concerts organized by cultural workers of Shehyniv community, it was possible to collect over UAH 350K for the Ukrainian military.

In the village of Novyi Yarychiv and the village of Staryi Yarychiv, during the celebration of the First Bell, almost UAH 60K were collected for the needs of soldiers from Novoyarychiv community.

The RMA reported that 13 veterans and their family members from Lviv oblast will receive grants for starting or developing business activities within the framework of the Grant for Veterans and Their Family Members government program.

On the territory of Strii Lyceum named after Ivan Franko, Sakuras of Memory were planted in honor of graduates of the Lyceum who gave their lives defending Ukraine. There are 10 such Heroes. High school students along with relatives of the fallen defenders laid out the avenue of memory.

Rivne oblast

The system of telemedicine continues to be developed in Rivne oblast. Vitalii Koval, Head of Rivne RMA, met with John Chelsea, responsible for the telemedicine program in Poland and Moldova. They discussed problems, shortcomings and opportunities for the development of this field of medicine in Rivne oblast.

During a fair in Kostopil community were collected almost UAH 242K. The community bought 3 Mavik drones with the funds collected during the last City Day fair.

In Berezniv community, volunteers held the Instead of Flowers – help to the Armed Forces of Ukraine action for the Day of Knowledge. The collected UAH 357,5K will be send to the Ukrainian military.

The communism = racism exhibition was opened in Rivne. She points to the parallels between the crimes of the soviet communist regime and modern russia. Created on the basis of archival documents, modern photos and documented crimes of the russian army. communism = racism is 13 stories about Ukrainians of the 20th and 21st centuries who suffered from the soviet and russian authorities.

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil city council reported that from the city were sent freezers and washing machines to the military.

Children of Heroes who gave their lives for Ukraine went on a trip to the US thanks to the Light of Reformation CF.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Oleksandr Simchyshyn, Mayor of Khmelnytskyi, announced that 3 quadcopters Dji Mavic 3 Pro, Dji Mavic 3 Fly Combo, as well as 3D printers, equipment, glasses and control panels for making and controlling FPV drones were sent to various combat units of the Defense Forces.

Chernivtsi oblast

Students of grades 1-3 of Nedoboiv community received 66 school backpacks thanks to the Rucksack-First School project from German partners Blau-Gelbes Kreuz e.V., patrons and the CHERNIVTSI BUSINESS GROUP Business Club. School backpacks were given to children whose parents are military personnel defending the independence of Ukraine.

The RMA reported that Ivan Svynoboi from Bukovyna was awarded with the For the Defense of Ukraine award from the President of Ukraine.

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

Germany sent to Ukraine ammunition for Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, which had just been produced on the restored production line. “I am glad that we started production so quickly and without bureaucratic obstacles,” said Boris Pistorius, Defense Minister.

Belgium will buy 8 Sea Sparrow missiles from Germany for Ukraine. The cost of each of which is approximately EUR 7K. The Belgian government also plans to provide Ukraine with equipment worth 150 million euros in addition to other support projects.

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President, announced that the SAP German supplier of industrial software will disconnect russian companies from its software. Among these companies is the rzhd company (russian railways).

Italy declared its readiness to participate in the restoration of the Savior and Transfiguration Cathedral in Odessa, which was damaged as a result of russian shelling. Work on finding appropriate economic and technical solutions for the restoration of this historical object has already begun.

Giorgi Gvozdeikov, Minister of Transport and Communications of Bulgaria, announced that the Bulgarian authorities took full control over the Rosenets oil terminal. Previously, he was on loan from the russian lukoil. In addition, Bulgaria does not intend to pay compensation to Lukoil.

The International Olympic Committee developed a formula according to which the participation of russians and belarusians in the 2024 Games will be possible in a neutral status, provided that they have no connection with the armies of their countries and do not support the russian federation’s war against Ukraine.

Cuba accused russia of recruiting its citizens to participate in the war against Ukraine. “The Ministry of Internal Affairs has identified and is working to neutralize and eliminate a human trafficking network operating from russia to recruit Cuban citizens residing there, and even some residing in Cuba, into the ranks of the armed forces participating in military operations in Ukraine,” the Cuban Ministry notes.

The Yle publication reported that Pepsi products will not be sold in the Finnish parliament because of the company’s work in the russian federation. Already imported Pepsi drinks were removed from the counters. Previously, deputy Tuomas Kettunen demanded that the parliament building stop selling the products of the American company because of its activities in russia.

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

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

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