The six hundred and ninety-seventh day (697) of the large-scale armed aggression of the russians against ours continues.


Northern Oblasts


Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk arrived in Kyiv for the first time after his appointment. During the meeting with the President of Ukraine, he assured that Poland will provide a new defense package. Also they agreed on a new form of cooperation to increase the scale of weapons purchases, discussed the possibility of their future joint production.

Kyiv Oblast

In the Kyiv Oblast, preparations are underway for the opening of hostels for families who have lost their homes. It will become a shelter for 19 families in the village of Mykhailivka-Rubezhivka, the Bucha Raion.

The Vorzel flag flew on the world’s highest volcano in Chile. A volunteer of the All-Ukrainian Charitable Foundation “We are all from Ukraine” climbed to the top of Ojos del Salado. From a height of 6,891 meters, she unfurled the flags of Ukraine, Vorzel, the charitable foundation, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and the chevron.

Zhytomyr Oblast

In Zhytomyr, on the Day of the National Assembly of Ukraine, a charity concert was held to raise money for drones. An auction was also held for the sale of the flag of Ukraine with the signature of Valerii Zaluzhnyi.

The collective “Polish housewives” from the village of Kashperivka, the Baranivka community, bakes cookies for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since the summer of 2022, women have produced and delivered three tons of cookies to the front. In addition, they prepare stew, croutons and porridge.

Chernihiv Oblast

The russian military once again attacked the borders of the Chernihiv Oblast with FPV drones and mortars. There was no information about the victims.

In Chernihiv, three servicemen were awarded orders and medals, and state awards were handed over to the families of the deceased

Sumy Oblast

During the past day, the russian army shelled the territory of the Sumy Oblast 24 times. 96 explosions were recorded. 8 communities were shelled.

On the night of January 22, the russian army shelled four communities. 22 explosions were recorded.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

In the evening of January 21, russia hit with two aerial bombs near the base of electricians in the Kupiansk Raion. Energy workers lost the building, a car in the garage, tools and equipment as a result of the hits.

A 74-year-old resident of Vilkhuvatka was injured as a result of a russian aerial bomb attack on the village on the evening of January 21. She was hospitalized in a moderate condition. In Vilkhuvatka, 6 residential buildings, a shop, and an enterprise building were damaged.

18 russian attacks were recorded in the Lyman-Kupiansk direction. Law enforcement officers recorded 24 airstrikes. The enemy used his entire arsenal of aircraft: strike, fighter aircraft, fire support helicopters.

On January 22, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited the metro school in Kharkiv. He noted that he considers the subway school a symbol of the insubordination of the Ukrainian state, but children should not study in the subway.

Donetsk Oblast

Yesterday, the russian army made 21 attacks on the civilian population. 14 settlements were under fire. 94 civilian objects were damaged. Russian shelling killed two people and injured four others.

On January 21, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 40 attacks in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Most of the combat clashes took place in the Avdiivka and Lyman directions. The russian army does not stop trying to surround Avdiivka.

The occupiers took 17 children with diseases of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system from the temporarily occupied territory to russia. Under the pretext of medical assistance, they were transported by a plane of the russian ministry of defense to the “Ogonyok” rehabilitation center near moscow. This was facilitated by maria lvova-belova, the authorized person under the president for children’s rights.

In the occupied Makiivka, activists of the “Yellow Ribbon” movement installed a Ukrainian flag on a hill overlooking the russian border. They dedicated such an action to the Day of the Unity of Ukraine.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion

Two S-300 missiles were directed by enemy troops at Kostyantynivka yesterday. 9 homes, educational institutions, a shop, and a social infrastructure facility were destroyed.

Kramatorsk was shelled this morning. A 49-year-old man died at the scene, his 31-year-old daughter was injured.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion

The occupiers attacked Kurakhove from “Grady” – killed one person and wounded another. 10 private houses, a garage, a car wash, cars, and a power line were damaged.

As a result of artillery shelling in Krasnohorivka, one civilian was killed and one was injured.

Russia fired two S-300 missiles at Mirnograd. The building of culture, the administration building, and 5 private houses were destroyed.

The russians fired two rockets at the city of Selidove. 8 private and 2 apartment buildings, warehouses and garages, vehicles, farm buildings, and a driving school were damaged.

Residents of Avdiyivka began to sign up more actively for evacuation from the city, currently there are those willing to evacuate three days in advance. As of the morning of January 22, 1,001 people remain in the city.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion

The russian invaders carried out an airstrike with a KAB-500 bomb on Toretsk. 5 apartment buildings, an administrative building, and an educational institution were damaged.

Southern Oblasts

Mykolayiv Oblast

On January 21, russian troops shelled the Ochakiv community twice. There are no casualties or injuries.

Tonight, air defense forces shot down two russian attack drones of the “Shahed-136/131” type over the region.

The security service detained the suspect in the gathering of intelligence on the Defense Forces in Mykolaiv. The special services of russia were interested in the locations of hospitals and clinics where Ukrainian defenders are being rehabilitated.

Last year, the Mykolaiv Oblast announced a fight against “personnel hunger”. Thus, almost 900 people were sent to vocational training with the assistance of the Mykolaiv Employment Center. In the region, about a hundred people took advantage of the UNDP program and received certificates of participants of partial professional competence courses.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

The invaders targeted the peaceful communities of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast: 145 strikes on 21 settlements were recorded. 2 reports were received about the destruction of residential buildings. No casualties. 

Four attacks by the russian military to the west of Verbove and Robotyne Zaporizhzhia Oblast, where the russians unsuccessfully tried to restore the lost position, were repulsed by the Defense Forces of Ukraine.

Odesa Oblast

Ten russian ships are in the Black Sea. Among them, two are missile carriers equipped with 16 Calibers.

The law enforcement officers detained in Odesa the son of Lviv businessman Ihor Hrynkevich Roman, who, together with his father, is suspected of participating in a criminal group and fraud committed during martial law on a particularly large scale. According to law enforcement officers, the wanted man was trying to leave the country.

A blogger who justified the russian attack on Kharkiv on January 2 on TikTok was detained in Odesa.

Kherson Oblast

During the day, the russian army shelled the territory of the Kherson community seven times. Lesions were recorded in Kherson, Antonivka and Inzhenerny. There are no casualties or injuries.

As a result of the russian shelling in Kherson, about 800 consumers were cut off. In total, 4.3 thousand subscribers remain without electricity in the city, 26 thousand in the region.

Air defense units destroyed two “Shahed-131/136” drones of the russian army in the Kherson Oblast at night.

The russian army dropped two guided aerial bombs on one of the villages of the Berislav raion of the Kherson Oblast. They hit the house and the territory of the monastery. There are no casualties or injuries. 

The army of the aggressor country dropped explosives from a drone on a man in Beryslav, Kherson Oblast, who was riding a motorcycle on the street. He died. The person is established.

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

Three UAVs destroyed air defense forces in Dniprovskyi Raion on the night of January 22. The wreckage fell on the territory of the enterprise. A fire broke out, which was extinguished by the emergency services. The building was damaged. Russian troops also attacked Nikopol Raion. In the evening they shelled the district center with artillery. No one was killed or injured.

Kirovohrad Oblast

One Shahed-131/136 UAV was destroyed in Kirovohrad Oblast. Today, war veteran Volodymyr Buksha left his home to walk through the village of Zlynka in Kirovohrad Oblast. The money raised will be transferred to the 37th Battalion. The soldier is accompanied by a car along the route. 

Cherkasy Oblast

SBU CI (Security Service of Ukraine counterintelligence) officers exposed in Cherkasy Oblast a supporter of racism, who publicly justified russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine and glorified russian occupiers. The suspect spread pro-kremlin narratives in correspondence in messengers and on his own page in the banned social network ‘odnoklassniki’. It was established that he has a residence permit in russia, as he worked as a construction worker in russia from 2013 to 2022.

Poltava Oblast

On January 21, the Commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, awarded Kyrylo, a Poltava resident with the call sign “Keria”. He received the Order for Courage, III Class.

In Poltava Oblast, more than 650 entrepreneurs have received grants through the ‘eRobota’ program to start or develop their own businesses, 60 of whom are internally displaced persons.

Vinnytsia Oblast

Ladyzhyn educational institutions raised over UAH 50 thousand at a charity auction to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The participants of the event had the opportunity to buy painted and decorated shell casings, paintings, dolls, kitchen utensils made from ammunition and patriotic souvenirs. The funds raised will be used to repair two vehicles for the military and purchase a charging station for the defenders of the 59th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakiv Handziuk.

Western Oblasts

Volyn Oblast

In Lutsk, a 200-meter flag was unfurled on the Day of Unity of Ukraine, creating a symbolic “chain of unity.” 

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

2000 rag dolls were sent to the military at the front by students and teachers of the Pyrohovets Lyceum in Khmelnytskyi Oblast. The soldiers carry them with them as amulets.


Today, on the occasion of the Day of Unity of Ukraine, delegations from three oblasts met in Kamianets-Podilskyi: Khmelnytsky, Chernivtsi, and Ternopil. On the bridge in front of the fortress, the delegations arrived with loaves of bread, handed them to representatives of each region, and went to the castle, where a meeting was held.

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

Soldiers from the Ivano-Frankivsk community are paid 50 and 20 thousand hryvnias for equipment. Those who will be participating in the defense of the state from the Russian military in 2024 can expect a one-time payment. The amount of the payment depends on where the soldier is performing his military duty.

Ternopil Oblast

A charity auction called “Unbreakable in the rear” was held in Ternopil. They raised funds for one hundred drones for a special forces brigade. They managed to raise more than 330 thousand hryvnias.

Vitaliya Hrytsak, a musician from Ternopil Oblast, wrote an original carol and raised UAH 300,000 for the Armed Forces. The money was used to buy 12 FPV drones and a rangefinder, which were sent to the front.

Zakarpattia Oblast

Training on public procurement under martial law has started in the Zakarpattia Regional Military Regional State Administration. About 40 specialists are taking part in the training.

Last modified: 24 Січня, 2024