The six hundred and ninety-third day (693) of the large-scale armed aggression of the russians against ours continues.


Northern oblasts


The Kyiv authorities have made further changes to the “Defender of Kyiv” program for 2022‒2024. According to the adopted decision, the budget of this program has been increased from UAH 7.6 billion to UAH 8.1 billion. The capital’s leadership plans to allocate additional funding in the amount of UAH 500 million for the centralized procurement of UAVs.

Kyiv renamed 29 more public venues as part of de-russification and the perpetuation of the memory of Ukrainian heroes. In particular, a street named after Denys Monastyrskyi and an alley in honor of the “Da Vinci” fighter appeared in the city.

Kyiv Oblast

A year ago, in Brovary, a helicopter lost its bearings and crashed in a residential neighborhood. The crash killed 14 people, including one child, three rescuers, and the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. Thirty-one people were injured, including 13 children. To date, the investigation has established that the cause of the tragedy in Brovary was “a blatant violation of traffic safety and air transport operation rules by State Emergency Service officials.”

Six russian soldiers will be tried for war crimes during the occupation of the Kyiv Oblast. In March 2022, they shot several civilian cars on the Zhytomyr highway. Then a family trying to leave the occupied village of Severynivka was killed.

In Moshchun, the health care center that was destroyed by the occupiers was restored.

The new Health Center was set up with the support of the governments of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, and Finland. The facility has all the necessary modern equipment.

Zhytomyr Oblast

In Zhytomyr, the oblast military administration was reported to be mine-rigged: bomb squads are working at the site.

A mobile rehabilitation module for the military and civilians affected by russia’s armed aggression was commissioned in Ovruch, Zhytomyr Oblast.

Chernihiv Oblast

The russian troops shelled two border communities of the Chernihiv Oblast with MLRS, artillery, and mortars. A residential building and outbuildings were damaged.

Control over the movement of civilians in the five-kilometer border area of the Chernihiv Oblast will be enhanced to ensure the safety of local residents.

The UAH 13.3 million construction of a radiation shelter at the Horodnia Lyceum in the Chernihiv Oblast is nearing completion.

Sumy Oblast

Over the course of the day, the russian army shelled 9 communities. 181 explosions were recorded.

In the sky over the Sumy Oblast, the air defense forces destroyed six Shahed UAVs. The falling wreckage ruined the roof of a technical room and set two trucks on fire.

At night, the russian military shelled two communities in the Sumy Oblast with artillery and grenade launchers.

A resident of the Sumy Raion was sentenced to 6 years in prison for collaborating with russia. According to law enforcement officials, she was passing information on the deployment of Ukrainian troops to a representative of the russian federation.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Late in the evening, russia shelled Chuhuiv. A 62-year-old woman who worked as a boiler room operator was killed. Another three people were wounded.

At about midnight, russian troops attacked Borova in the Izium Raion. No one was wounded or killed. The enemy hit the area close to the hospital, damaging a vehicle of medics.

A 57-year-old woman was killed as a result of russian shelling of Kupiansk, also two men were wounded. The enemy hit an apartment building.

One child and eight adults left the Kindrashivka and Kurylivka communities after the mandatory evacuation was announced on January 16.

Over the past day, the Defense Forces repelled 27 attacks in the Kupiansk and Lyman sectors.

The first mobile pharmacy has started operating in the Kharkiv Oblast, delivering medicines to 80 settlements in the region where there are no stationary pharmacies.

Donetsk Oblast

On January 17, russian troops fired 19 times at settlements in the Donetsk Oblast, causing no casualties. 11 settlements came under shelling.

Over the past day, January 17, the russian army attacked the Armed Forces of Ukraine 27 times in the Avdiivka sector. In total, Ukrainian troops repelled over 60 attacks in a number of settlements in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion

Yesterday, the occupiers set fire to Rai-Oleksandrivka. Nine private houses, a school, a gas pipeline and a power line are damaged.

In the Lyman direction of the front, the occupying army almost doubled the number of kamikaze drones, which are used to support infantry during assaults.

A 10-year-old girl from Kostiantynivka of the Donetsk region, was injured while playing with an unknown object that exploded. The victim’s 11-year-old brother brought him home. The child’s life is not in danger.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

Avdiivka withstood eight airstrikes, the hospital and human settlements there were destroyed. 60 people, including nine children, were evacuated from the front line.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion

As a result of an attack on Toretsk by the russian army last night, an apartment building was damaged.

Luhansk Oblast

The russian federation brought government officials to the Luhansk Oblast to campaign for Putin. The occupiers drove them to signature collection points to simulate public support for the occupation. Thus, a “single day of signatures” was held in the temporarily occupied territories of the Luhansk Oblast in support of Putin’s nomination for the post of President of the russian federation.

Southern oblasts

Mykolaiv Oblast

During the day, the forces and means of air defense in the Mykolaiv Oblast destroyed the russian kamikaze drone “Lancet” and eight strike UAVs of the “Shahed-136/131” type.

On the night of January 17, as a result of falling fragments of downed drones in the Snihurivka community, the warehouses of the agricultural enterprise were damaged. There are no casualties.

American Spencer together with volunteers of the “4UA” foundation brought humanitarian aid to the evacuation center in the Mykolaiv Oblast on January 17. The foreigner is visiting Ukraine for the second time with a humanitarian mission under the “Donat Tour” program.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

In the past day, the rashists made 179 attacks on 25 towns and villages of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. 13 reports were received about the destruction of residential buildings and infrastructure facilities. No casualties. 

Today, the russian army carried out airstrikes on the city of Orihiv of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Six shells hit non-residential buildings and a high-rise building. There is no information about the dead or injured. 

In Zaporizhzhia, the police returned three minor children to the mother. They were taken by representatives of the occupation authorities in one of the temporarily captured villages of the Polohy Raion in March 2023. They were forcibly taken to the Melitopol boarding school.

Odesa Oblast

The number of victims as a result of the russian attack on Odesa on the night of January 17 has increased to five people. Four of them are in hospital. As a result of yesterday’s night attack, as of the morning of January 18, 11 houses and 134 apartments were damaged. Heating in the houses that were left without heat due to the russian attack has already been restored.

The Security Service of Ukraine detained an FSB agent who was preparing an ecological terrorist attack in Odesa. His task was to identify and transfer coordinates where toxic substances are stored, in particular, warehouses and warehouses with pesticides. The man was detained while performing a task for the russian federation, he turned out to be a student of Odessa University. The detainee faces life imprisonment.

Kherson Oblast

russian troops shelled Kherson Oblast 116 times over the past day. They hit the territory of factories, a park and a warehouse in Kherson. “Shaheds” attacked the administration building and a farm in the Beryslav Raion. Two people died, seven were injured. A 50-year-old woman was also injured during a nighttime drone attack in Kherson in the Dnipro district. She was taken to a medical facility.

At night, air defense units shot down a Shahed-131/136 drone of the russian army in the sky over the Kherson Oblast.

In the Kherson Oblast, police explosives officers found a russian Kh-101 missile that did not detonate in a field near one of the settlements of the Beryslav Raion, and defused it. To do this, the warhead weighing 400 kg was buried in a pit, so that the soil absorbed the force of the explosion, and the debris did not fly far. The missile was successfully neutralized.

In the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson Oblast, the occupying authorities issue gas cylinders to people who do not have a central gas supply, only if they have a russian passport.

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

On the night of January 18, the russian military fired artillery at the Myrove community in the Nikopol Raion. There were no casualties or injuries.

A fire broke out on the territory of a farm due to the fall of debris from an unmanned aerial vehicle shot down over the Pavlohrad Raion. One building was destroyed. Two others have broken roofs.

On January 18, the russian army attacked Nikopol with two kamikaze drones, and two communities in the Nikopol Raion were shelled with heavy artillery. The house was damaged. There were no dead or injured.

Kirovohrad Oblast

This night, the air defense system worked in the region. It passed without consequences.

Yaroslav Ivashkov, a military serviceman from the Pishchanyi brid community, the Novoukrainka Raion, received the award of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi – the Golden Cross Badge of Honor.

An enemy agent was detained in Kirovohrad Oblast, who collected data on the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and passed it on to the enemy. Equipment and a telephone were found in the accused’s apartment.

In Kropyvnytskyi, pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service received a Mavic 3 quadcopter from the doctors of the Center for Emergency Medical Aid and Disaster Medicine in the Kirovohrad Oblast.

The Pervozvanivka village council of the Kropyvnytskyi Raion, the public organization “Community for us” and community entrepreneurs joined forces and purchased a car for the military.

Pupils of the Kropyvnytskyi Vocational Lyceum made a mobile stove during practical classes, which was handed over to one of the units of the 4th separate tank brigade named after Hetman Ivan Vyhovskyi.

Poltava Oblast

Two women and a man, who justified the russian armed aggression, were detained in Horishni Plavni. They publicly called for the occupation of parts of Ukrainian territories by the russians, and also popularized the russian occupation groups.

Western Oblasts

Volyn Oblast

On January 18, law enforcement officers received five reports about the “mining” of schools in Lutsk. In total, since January 15, the Volyn Oblast police received 12 such appeals. None of the reports have been confirmed.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

Air defense was working in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast during the air alert. It passed without consequences.

Ternopil Oblast

State awards of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi were awarded to two military border guards from the Ternopil Oblast. Soldiers received the Order of “For Courage” of the III degree posthumously.

Zakarpattia Oblast

The newly appointed regional manager of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Western Regions, Omed Hussameldin Ayoub, arrived in Uzhhorod. With the city authorities, they agreed on arranging residences, renting social housing for IDPs, their employment, providing grants to entrepreneurs, developing veteran policy, etc.

Classes of the Zakarpattia Oblast Center for Training the Population for National Resistance are ongoing. Thus, cadets of the Berehove branch of the Tactical Training Center trained using paintball guns and smoke masking. The group practiced the defense of the object, communication during firing and movement in a confined space.

Last modified: 20 Січня, 2024