War in Ukraine today: latest news, September 28, 2023 (photo)

It has been the 582 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 19 combat engagements. Last night, the occupiers attacked Ukraine with 39 Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones, 31 of which were intercepted by Ukrainian air defence. The enemy launched a total of 76 air strikes, 40 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 destroyed or damaged.

The operational situation in east and south of Ukraine remains complicated. 

Towards Volyn and Polissia, there were no significant changes and no signs of forming an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine. 

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the enemy maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. They continue to shell Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increase the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. Over 35 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Kliusy, Turia, Pokrovske, Popivka, Karpovychi, Medvedivka, Chernihiv oblast, Iskryskivshchyna, Andriivka, Stepok, Taratutyne, Oleksandrivka, Sumy oblast, Pletenivka, Vovchanski Khutory, Kruhle, Kharkiv oblast.

Towards Kupiansk, the enemy launched air strikes near Kruhle, Kupiansk, Berestove, Kharkiv oblast and Novoselivske, Luhansk oblast. Over 10 settlements, including Krasne Pershe, Fyholivka, Novomlynsk, Synkivka, Kyslivka, Kotlyarivka, Kharkiv oblast were shelled from artillery and mortar.

Towards Lyman, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled an enemy attack in the vicinity of Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast. Torske, Siversk, Spirne, Vesele, Donetsk oblast, were the targets of enemy air strikes. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast, Verkhniokamianske, Spirne, Vesele, Fedorivka, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy launched air strikes near Kostiantynivka and Bila Hora, Donetsk oblast. Over 20 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiyivka, Andriyivka, Kurdiumivka, Donetsk oblast. The enemy continues to increase the density of minefields. 

Towards Avdiivka, the enemy made 3 unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost ground in the area south of Avdiivka, Donetsk oblast. They launched an airstrike near Avdiivka. The Ukrainian Defense Forces successfully repelled an enemy attack in the vicinity of Nevelske, Donetsk oblast. The invaders fired from artillery and mortars at about 10 settlements, including Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Sjeverne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Donetsk oblast. 

Towards Mariinka, Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled 6 enemy attacks in the immediate vicinity of Mariinka, Donetsk oblast. The occupiers fired from artillery at about 10 settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, Antonivka, Katerynivka, Yelyzavetivka, Kurakhove, Donetsk oblast.

Towards Shakhtarsk, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled an enemy attack in the vicinity of Urozhaine, Donetsk oblast. The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinity of Urozhaine and Staromaiorske, Donetsk oblast.  Around 10 settlements, including Vodiane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Urozhaine, Donetsk oblast, came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the enemy attempted to regain the lost ground in the vicinity of Chervone, Zaporizhzhia oblast, to no success. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Mala Tokmachka and Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia oblast. Over 30 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Huliaipole, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, Preobrazhenka, Novoyakovlivka, Zaporizhzhia oblast and Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk oblast. 

Towards Kherson, the enemy launched an airstrike in the vicinity of the settlement of Mykolaivka, Kherson oblast. Over 10 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Antonivka, Romashkove, Zolota Balka, Kherson oblast, and the city of Kherson.

At the same time, the Ukrainian defense forces continue their offensive operation towards Melitopol and offensive (assault) operations towards Bakhmut, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, exhausting the enemy all along the front line.

The Ukrainian Air Forces launched 13 air strikes on the buildup of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 1 strike on an anti-aircraft missile system and 2 strikes on electronic warfare stations of the adversary. Ukrainian defenders shot down 2 operational-tactical reconnaissance UAVs. 

The Ukrainian rocket troops and artillery hit 1 anti-aircraft missile system, 11 artillery systems and 1 ammunition depot of the occupiers.

Russia may create conditions for a nuclear incident after the de-occupation of the Zaporizhzhia NPP. The Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Haluschenko  also emphasised that it is important to set up an international mission that will check the situation at the facility and make sure that ZNPP is safe to return to operation.

Since 2014, russia has committed 534 crimes against the cultural heritage of Ukraine. This was reported by cultural studies expert, project manager Elmira Ablyalimova-Chiygoz. Among them, 200 violations were recorded in Crimea, 334 – in the temporarily occupied territories of Kherson, Luhansk, Donetsk, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.

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, informed that after a silence, russia resumed assaults on the positions of the Defence Forces towards Lyman-Kupiansk with the support of aviation. According to him, russian troops used assault aircraft 21 times, shelled 517 times and had 2 combat engagements in this area. Ukrainian forces destoyed 22 pieces of russian equipment: a tank, three armoured combat vehicles, including BTR-80 and BMP-1, an Msta-B howitzer, four D-30 cannons, a Pion self-propelled artillery system, three UAVs and five vehicles.

Kharkiv oblast

Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said that russian forces are not conducting any active assault operations towards Kupiansk. They are sending separate subversive and reconnaissance groups to find out the positions of Ukrainian soldiers.

Yesterday the enemy massively shelled settlements of Chuhuiv, Kupiansk and Izium districts.

Throughout the day, the enemy attacked Vovchansk, Chuhuiv region, several times. Private buildings, outbuildings and cars were damaged. The garbage dump was on fire. A 73-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman were injured and hospitalised.

In Cherneshchyna village, Izium region, hostile shelling damaged a power line.

The shelling caused forest fires in Velyka Shapkivka village of Kupiansk region and Bohuslavka village of Izium region.

While harvesting, a combine harvester ran over a mine in a field near Andriivka settlement, Izium region, at arounf 11:55 am. There were no casualties.

Yesterday pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service examined more than 3.2 hectares of territory and defused 132 explosive ordnance.

Ivan Shevtsov, Spokesman of the Steel Border brigade, reported that border guards of this brigade  together with the tank brigade pushed russians across the border when they entered and tried to fortify themselves near Topoli and Stroivka of Kupiansk region on 23 September.

The reconstruction of the Central City Hospital in Izium will cost UAH 1.2 billion. The hospital will be restored in three stages. The first stage will cost about 750 million, the other two will cost almost 250 million each.

Donetsk oblast

Vitalii Barabash, Head of Avdiivka City Military Administration, said that russian troops attacked Avdiivka Coke Plant with two missiles. A fire broke out at the plant, setting naphthalene remnants on fire.

According to Donetsk Regional Military Administration, towards Volnovakha, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka and Prechystivka were shelled, without any casualties.

Destruction as a result of russian shelling. Photo: National Police

Towards Donetsk, russians shelled Kurakhove community 7 times, targeting Kurakhove, Hostre and Stepanivka.

Towards Horlivka, 4 people were injured and 8 buildings damaged in Toretsk. 1 more building was damaged in Niu-York. In Kalynivka of Chasiv Yar community, 1 person was killed and 3 buildings damaged. In Kostiantynivka, 1 person was injured, 27 private buildings, 2 power lines and a gas pipeline were damaged.

Aftermath of russian shelling of Chasiv Yar community. Photo from social media

Towards Lysychansk, a building was damaged in Torske of Lyman community. 4 buildings and farm in Zvanivka and 2 buildings and a non-residential building in Siversk were damaged.

Aftermath of the hit with KAB-500 in Kostiantynivka. Photo: Alex Babenko

Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, russian troops are attacking from aircraft along the entire contact line. The invaders shelled Novoselivske, Nadiia, Novoiehorivka, Nevske and Novoliubivka. Two KAB-500 aerial bombs hit Novoliubivka. On the outskirts of Nevske, dry grass caught on fire as a result of four Smerch missile attacks. The enemy attacked Bilohorivka and Nevske with mortars and artillery.

The police managed to deliver aid to the villages of Krasnorichensk community and evacuated a man with limited mobility, who was hospitalised in a safe region of the country. Eight more metal stoves were delivered to Nevske residents and 105 hygiene kits to the community. Main Department of the National Police together with the Krasnorichensk Military Administration distributed 500 loaves of bread in the region.

The enemy losses are not only related to injuries or irretrievable losses. The number of deserters is not decreasing either. If to consider only one army corps involved in hostilities on the invaders’ side, about 2,800 people have deserted from there this year alone.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, has arrived in Kyiv. At a joint press conference, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that he and the NATO Secretary General had discussed all key defence issues that require attention, the situation on the battlefield and the needs of the Ukrainian military. He expressed his belief that Ukraine’s official membership in the Alliance is only a matter of time.

The President of Ukraine meets with the NATO Secretary General in Kyiv. Photo: Office of the President

Grant Shapps, the newly appointed British Secretary of State for Defence, visited Ukraine and met with Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Head of State thanked the UK for its strong financial, defence and humanitarian support for Ukraine during the war. They discussed the issue of strengthening Ukraine’s air defence, which is especially important ahead of the winter period. Shapps tweeted that he had returned to Kyiv to ask President Zelenskyy what he needed to win.

The French Embassy in Ukraine reported that French Defence Minister Sébastien Lecornu arrived in Kyiv and began his visit by honouring the fallen defenders of Ukraine at the Wall of Memory. 

The EU Foreign Affairs Council will be held in Kyiv. A delegation from the European Commission will arrive to discuss Ukraine’s reform plan for funding over the next four years. 

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, reported that Ukraine has a seven-point list of expectations from the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Kyiv. These include defence support, security guarantees, the next sanctions package, and the opening of EU accession talks. 

Ihor Klymenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs, has announced that a single telephone number for all emergencies, the 112 service, has been fully launched in Kyiv oblast. The 112 emergency number is an alternative to the 101, 102, 103 and 104 hotlines, which allows you to avoid wasting time calling each service separately.

The Irpin community has started enrolling in the Preparing the population for national resistance course. The citizens will be taught the basics of military training. Classes will be taught by instructors from the Volunteer Formation of the Irpin City Territorial Community. The course is designed for 100 training hours, and participants will receive certificates upon completion.

The Kyiv City History Museum has opened an exhibition titled In Steel Thunderstorms featuring photographs taken in the Bakhmut sector at the height of the fighting. The exhibition combines photos from the Ukrainian liberation struggle of the twentieth century and their modern counterparts, recreated by soldiers of the Third Separate Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Ukrinform reported that the Ukrainian veterans’ fund has developed recommendations for journalists. On September 27, they were presented in Kyiv – Veterans in the media. We write, speak, show, so as not to harm.

Zhytomyr oblast

According to Zhytomyr RMA, due to the military aggression of the russian federation, Zhytomyr Oblast has become a refuge for more than 119,000 internally displaced persons from different regions of Ukraine. Currently, about 63,000 internally displaced people live in the region, including more than 18,000 children, 3,000 people with disabilities and 496 large families. To support them, government decisions provide for regular cash payments. They also receive assistance from international organisations acting on behalf of the United Nations.

Zhytomyr RMA reported that French donors have provided all residential institutions of the Zhytomyr Oblast social protection system with powerful generators worth UAH 6.5 million, which is vital in the current environment of constant energy terrorism by the russian federation. 

On September 26, at a session of the Korosten City Council, almost UAH 27 million was allocated for the construction of a stationary shelter for Korosten City Lyceum No. 8. Currently, the school has no shelter, which is why nearly 500 students are studying online.

In Zhytomyr, the Incredible photo exhibition was opened in the Vilna space. The exhibition tells the story of female border guards who have remained faithful to their military oath and keep watch on the border on an equal footing with men. The photo project includes ten photographs of border guards with different fates.

Sumy oblast

Sumy RMA reported that russians fired 36 times at the border areas and settlements of Sumy oblast. There were 228 explosions in total. Krasnopilla, Bilopilla, Yunakivka, Mykolaivka, Khotyn, Velyka Pysarivka, Esman, Seredyno-Buda communities were shelled. 

On September 27, the enemy used mortars, artillery, self-propelled artillery systems and AGS to attack the territories of the border communities; among other things, the territory of the Krasnopilla community was attacked by a Kamikaze FPV drone (3 explosions), 14 NURS missiles were launched from a helicopter at the territory of the Velyka Pysarivka community, and incendiary charges and VOG-type shells were dropped from a UAV.

According to Sumy RMA, at night and in the morning, the russians fired five times at settlements and border areas of the region. The Svesa, Esman and Velyka Pysarivka communities were under enemy fire. In total, there were 7 mortar attacks and 35 grenade launcher attacks.

Shelters in 9 apartment buildings will be repaired in Sumy. The Executive Committee of the Sumy City Council has approved a list of addresses of the simplest shelters in the buildings where the repairs will be carried out. The funds for this were allocated in July – about UAH 100,000 per building.

In the regional centre, school No. 24 will provide distance learning for Ukrainian children who study at school abroad and in Ukraine at the same time. The children will be able to study Ukrainian studies subjects remotely, including the Ukrainian language, literature and history of Ukraine. Upon returning to Ukraine, they will be able to return to their school.

Chernihiv oblast

According to the State Border Guard Service, russians shelled the border of Chernihiv oblast 3 times from their territory. There were 18 explosions in total. The enemy shelled the territory of Novhorod-Siverskyi community with mortars – 3 attacks towards Hremyach; in Semenivka community, there were 15 explosions caused by artillery and mortars towards Arkhypivka and Bleshnia.

In Chernihiv, the reconstruction of housing damaged by a russian missile strike on August 19 continues. Roofs, windows and networks are being repaired. The strike damaged 82 apartment blocks. Six of them need major repairs and roof reconstruction. In total, over UAH 20 million has been allocated for roof reconstruction, and over three million for current repairs and the purchase of materials. The main works are expected to be completed before the start of the heating season.

Chernihiv kindergarten No. 4 is scheduled to open in mid-October. Its facilities and territory were damaged during the active hostilities in the city. Work is currently being completed to repair the shelter. With the help of a Japanese non-governmental organisation, the roof of the building has been restored and windows replaced. The reconstruction of the shelter was funded by the Belgian government. The work was carried out by the Dobrobat building battalion.

The German Embassy in Ukraine reported that Germany has handed over two vehicles to the Koriukivka community to service the town’s heat and power supply facilities.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipro Oblast Council, reported that overnight the enemy attacked Myrove community, Nikopol region, twice. They made about two dozen shots. During the day, the invaders attacked Nikopol with two drones. An infrastructure facility, a two-storey non-residential building and a private building were damaged.

Consequences of Russian shelling. Photo: Chairman of the DOR Mykola Lukashuk

Vinnytsia oblast

​​ Vinnytsia City Council stated that students of Vinnytsia Lyceum No. 33 purchased and donated an off-road vehicle for the military with funds from a charity fair. To increase the fighting spirit of Ukrainian defenders, the students also gave a Ukrainian flag with signatures of gratitude and congratulations.

The Wolf. No Fear documentary film was premiered in Vinnytsia. The film was created with the participation of commanders and soldiers of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Kirovohrad oblast

Andrii Raikovych, head of Kirovohrad Regional Military Administration, informed that last night, the air defence forces destroyed a part of the Shahed drones over Kirovohrad oblast. However, there were some hits.

Poltava oblast

By the end of the week, the communities of Poltava oblast are to conduct stress tests of the readiness of various critical infrastructure facilities. This will be done to see how the generators work, what the situation is with fuel and how employees will act in case of a blackout.

Cherkasy oblast

In Cherkasy oblast, more than two hundred Invincibility Centres are ready to receive residents in case of a blackout.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration reported that over the past day, russian troops fired 148 times at 27 localities in Zaporizhzhia region. The attacks occurred within the territories of Zaliznychne, Levadne, Belohiriia, Temyrivka, Stepnohirsk, Stepove, Kamianske, Prymorske, and other frontline towns and villages. Unfortunately, a 23-year-old resident of Novoiakovlivka was wounded in these attacks. 

According to a report by the international organization Greenpeace, it has been revealed that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) faces challenges in properly monitoring the safety of the temporarily seized Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and ‘is unwilling to admit this publicly.’ Consequently, information regarding russia’s violations of safety principles is not disclosed. The IAEA has a limited number of experts at the nuclear power plant, and their access is restricted. 

Furthermore, the ZMINA Human Rights Centre reported that in Zaporizhzhia region, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, russians have kidnapped 30 representatives of Ukrainian local government and authorities. 

Mykolaiv oblast

On September 27 and the night of September 28, in the Mykolaiv region, the air defense forces successfully destroyed 22 russian drones, including 2 Orlan reconnaissance drones and 20 Shahed 131/136 attack UAVs. Additionally, on the evening of September 27, at 21:44, the city of Mykolaiv experienced a missile attack, targeting an infrastructure facility on the city’s outskirts. The missile strike resulted in a fire in dry grass, which was promptly extinguished.

On the same evening, at 22:40, the Sukhoielanetska community experienced damage to its power supply line due to the wreckage of a russian drone that had been shot down by the air defense forces. Similarly, during the night of September 28, at 2:50 a.m., a household building in the Stepivska community suffered damage from falling debris of a drone also shot down by air defense forces.

Furthermore, the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration reported that on the morning of September 28, at 04:05, artillery shelling by the russian army was recorded in the waters of the Ochakivska community. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

International humanitarian organizations continue to provide essential support to the people of Mykolaiv. Recently, Mykolaiv city hospitals received assistance from INTERSOS Ukraine, including three ultrasound machines, medicines, and insulin for hospitals No. 1, 5 and maternity hospital No. 3. This equipment will significantly improve diagnostic capabilities, benefitting patients with cardiac pathology, pregnant women, and others.

Despite the challenges, the Mykolaiv Academic Art Drama Theatre remains committed to showcasing the artistic achievements of talented artists to residents and guests of the city. On September 27, the theatre’s blue hall hosted the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition titled ‘Unbreakable of the South.’ The exhibition features numerous military-themed photographs captured by talented photographers, shedding light on the devastating consequences of war on both buildings and human lives.

Odesa oblast

The Southern Defence Forces reported that On the night of September 28, the russian military launched a drone attack on the Odesa region, targeting the air defense forces. Fortunately, the air defense forces responded effectively and successfully destroyed three Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones. Thankfully, there were no injuries, hits, or damage reported. Only a few small fires were recorded due to the wreckage of the downed Shahed drones.

The Odesa Regional Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in line with World Heart Day, Health Towns have opened in Odesa Oblast since September 28. These Health Towns offer doctor’s consultations and provide checks for blood pressure and blood glucose levels to everyone. The campaign aims to raise awareness about heart disease and its symptoms, as well as to emphasize health risks and encourage people to undergo preventive examinations. 

Additionally, on September 28, the Odesa Region Recovery Forum took place in Odesa. The event focused on discussing the spatial planning of the region and the post-war strategy for the restoration of Odesa’s territorial communities, with a goal of achieving sustainable economic development, resource optimization, and empowerment. The forum was organized by the Odesa Regional Development Agency, Odesa Oblast Council, and Odesa Oblast State Administration, with support from the USAID GOVERLA Project.

Kherson oblast

Kherson Regional Military Administration reported that in the evening, Kherson was shelled by russian artillery, resulting in the tragic death of three women.

In the morning, russian troops fired upon Zolota Balka in the Beryslav district, targeting the central part of the village. Thankfully, there were no casualties, though approximately half a dozen hits were recorded.

The head of the Kherson Military Administration, Roman Mrochko, reported that during the morning, the russian military launched an attack on Antonovka near Kherson, resulting in three people being wounded.

The head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Prokudin reported that on September 27, the russian army conducted 109 artillery attacks on the Kherson region, firing over 600 shells into its territory. Notably, a plant and a critical infrastructure facility in Kherson were struck, leading to two fatalities and one injury. 

The Southern Defence Forces reported that over the past 24 hours, russian aviation dropped 17 guided bombs on settlements in the Beryslav district of Kherson region, affecting Burhunka, Olhivka, and Mykolaiivka. This bombardment resulted in the destruction of several private houses.

In the Kherson sector, within the last day, the Defence Forces achieved notable success by destroying three cannons, two armored personnel carriers, three reconnaissance drones, a boat, and two units of russian army armored vehicles. Additionally, 11 russian servicemen were reported to have been killed.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

For the 53rd battalion, which is now in Kupiansk direction, sent a powerful Dodge RAM pickup truck with a 5.9-liter engine, 8 DJI Mavic 3T, 3E, One more fly combo, PRO drones; 3 powerful DJI Matrice 30T drones; 10 FPV drones; 10 autonomous diesel heaters; thermal imager; 2 Vortex rangefinders; 3 pairs of SkyZone glasses; batteries and propellers for Maviks; tablet; Alientech active antenna; camouflage nets, thanks to the funds of Lutsk City Council employees and partners;

Zakarpattia oblast

A master class was held for IDPs in Uzhhorod to improve their emotional state thanks to the International Organization for Migration.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

In Ivano-Frankivsk, students collected UAH 100K for the military at the Dedication to Students charity event. The funds were donated to the SaveUkraineNow Coordinating Center, which supports Carpathian units on the front lines.

Lviv oblast

The 1st meeting of the Council on IDPs was held in Lviv oblast to help find a job, housing, get medical, legal and psychosocial assistance in a timely manner.

Lviv oblast will help rebuild housing for people in 13 settlements of Kherson oblast thanks to the Side by Side project. Contractors have already taken measurements.

For the military, the 64rd territorial defense brigades sent a Ford Ranger car purchased at the expense of employees of Zolochiv City Council and its structural units.

One of the units of the National Guard of Ukraine will soon receive a car from Zolochiv oblast in the city of Slovyansk thanks to partners from Norway.

During the fair, students of grades 1-5 of Dubriv Lyceum # 1 in Sambir region collected UAH 20K. Children, together with their parents, were treated to sweets and sold products that they made with their own hands. All funds will be donated to the needs of the Armed Forces.

In the village of Hai, Zolochiv region, a memorial plaque was installed on the facade of the school in honor of Hero Pavlo Zaiats. Also, the command of the 146th separate repair and rehabilitation regiment presented a badge to the defender’s mother.

Rivne oblast

In Rivne oblast, training was conducted in the event of a chemical threat. Representatives of the State Emergency Service, the police, disaster medicine and other services were involved in the command and staff exercises. In total, over 100 participants took part during 2 days of training. The goal is to work out the involvement of various services and management bodies at each stage of the development of an emergency situation.

In October, 296 Invincibility Centers will be operational in Rivne oblast. There are currently 97 Invincibility Centers operating in the oblast. All the rest will be deployed from October 1.

Ternopil oblast

In Ternopil, 11 participants in the hostilities will receive monetary compensation for land plots in the amount of UAH 93 884 each. In total, 260 combatants received compensation for land from the city budget.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that the Ministry of Health and the World Bank are considering the possibility of completing the medical and diagnostic building of Khmelnytskyi Regional Children’s Hospital.

AUTEL 4 (8 pcs), DJI MAVIC 3 (8 pcs), DJI MAVIC 3 FLY COMBO (10 pcs), DJI MAVIC ENTERPRISE, 3T (8 pcs), DJI MATRICE 30T (10 pcs) drones were sent to the military units based in Khmelnytskyi community. Unmanned aerial vehicles were purchased from the budget.

The RMA reported that Khmelnytskyi received 20 laptops from representatives of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ukraine.

Chernivtsi oblast

5 oblast will receive new ambulances, equipped with oxygen cylinders, cardiac monitors, defibrillators, electrocardiographs and ventilators, thanks to the funds collected within the framework of the United24 presidential initiative. Among them is Chernivtsi oblast.

On the basis of Chernivtsi Professional College of Kyiv University of Intellectual Property and Law of the National University Odesa Law Academy with the assistance of the Department of Education and Science of the RMA, a tactical medicine training was held. Over 100 students from two institutions completed the training.

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

The Ministry of Reintegration reported that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, over 80K asylum seekers from Ukraine have arrived in Lithuania. At the moment, over 50K Ukrainians live there. Over $55K was allocated for temporary housing for Ukrainians. Almost 5K people received financial assistance for multi-purpose needs: funds sent, pharmacy cards, etc. In addition, overhan 8K Ukrainians were provided with various types of counseling, and almost 400 fellow citizens were provided with English and Lithuanian language courses.

Penny Pritzker, US President Joe Biden’s special representative for economic recovery of Ukraine, stated that the country froze russian sovereign assets worth $8 billion, most of which are located in the EU and Japan. The assets of the russian federation, frozen by the West, should be used for the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.

EBRD will expand the financing of projects in Ukraine. The key directions of cooperation in 2024 will concern the financing of manufacturers of equipment for demining agricultural lands, the project of insurance of military risks, as well as lending to the real sector of the economy.

Julian Smith, US Ambassador to NATO, stated that NATO countries will increase the production of weapons for Ukraine, as well as for themselves. They have already sent a significant part of their own stocks to protect against russian aggression.

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, arrived in Kyiv with an unannounced visit. He has already met with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine. Defense issues and support were discussed.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met with Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Defense of Great Britain. They discussed financial, defense, and humanitarian support for Ukraine.

Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, met with Stanislav Sekriieru, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Moldova on Defense and National Security, Secretary of the Supreme Security Council. They discussed issues of regional security and the expansion of practical assistance to Ukraine.

Poland offers to transfer control over the export of Ukrainian grain to Germany and Lithuania.

The Latvian Football Federation, the Lithuanian Football Federation and the Polish Football Union have said they will not compete in any UEFA tournament if the russians are there.

Donald Tusk, leader of the opposition party Civic Coalition, said that Poland should steadfastly support Ukraine in the war against russia. “The victory of Ukraine is undoubtedly in the national interests of Poland. This will affect both economic issues and the problem of refugees. The Polish state should not budge an iota on this issue, military support of Ukraine should not be questioned,” Tusk said.

Mark Strong, British actor, became the ambassador of the United24 platform. He will work in the Education and Science field.


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

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

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