The three hundred and fifty-sixth (356) day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the large-scale russian military invasion continues.
Recently, an international women’s forum on the topic of “The Role of Women in War” was held in Kyiv. Border guard Elina Medinina received the award in the category “Defenders of Ukraine at the Front”. When the full-scale war began, she, together with her comrades-in-arms, fought at Azovstal, was taken prisoner, and finally returned to Ukraine last fall.
In Kyiv, additional modular benches will be installed at 18 metro stations during air raid alarms. One such bench can accommodate up to 4 people. In addition, in the event of a prolonged air alerts or underground stations operating exclusively in the shelter mode, the modular benches will be transformed into beds.
In Irpin today, they said goodbye to Dmytro Samoilenko, who was killed in action in the Donetsk Oblast.
Junior sergeant Andriy Hryshchenko from the village of Meleni, Irshansk territorial community, Korosten Raion, Zhytomyr Oblast, fell in the battles near Bakhmut. This gunner-operator of the 3rd assault company of the 1st assault battalion was killed on February 10, 2023, near the village of Ivanivske, Donetsk Oblast, as a result of an enemy mortar shelling.
The brigade from the Zhytomyr Oblast showed a trophy self-propelled system that the enemy had abandoned while fleeing the battlefield. The russian self-propelled artillery mount became the Ukrainian “Odin”. The 95th Detached Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has repeatedly shown the trophy equipment of the russians, which now serve the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was reported on February 14 by the public relations service of the above 95th Brigade.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Zhytomyr Oblast has suffered 103 missile and bomb strikes by the russians, which damaged or completely destroyed 3,350 buildings and structures. This was announced on February 14 by Vitaliy Bunechko, the head of the Oblast Military Administration (OMA). Mr. Bunechko noted that in the near future residents of the Zhytomyr Oblast, whose homes were damaged or completely destroyed as a result of enemy shelling, would be able to receive compensation from the State.
Today, russians shelled the Semenivka community near the village of Tymonovychi. The military reported six hits, probably from a 120-caliber mortar.
Today in Nizhyn, they said goodbye to two fighters who were killed in action in Donbas: Serhiy Savchenko and Oleksandr Matsiyevskyi.
Another bridge donated by our French partners has been put into operation in Staryi Bilous. This is the second of three bridges provided by France to be installed on local roads. The bridge has already been opened for traffic. It is a 42-meter-long metal structure with a wooden decking. The bridge can support vehicles weighing up to 18 tons.
Yesterday, russians shelled eight communities in the Sumy Oblast. 7 hits were recorded in the Bilopillia community, and 26 hits in the settlements of the Yunakivka community during the day. Russians dropped 9 mines on the Myropillia community. 23 hits thundered during the day in the Esman community. The Krasnopillia community was also shelled with mortars, 4 hits in total. 10 hits were recorded in the territory of the Hlukhiv community, and 18 hits in the Shalyhyne community.
Last day, the enemy shelled at least 17 border settlements of the Chuhuiv, Kupiansk, and Kharkiv raions of the oblast.
At night, the occupiers attacked the village of Monachynivka in the Kupiansk Raion. The village club building was damaged. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
Vovchansk of the Chuhuiv Raion suffered the most from shelling. There, at least 6 residential buildings, storefronts of trade pavilions and shops, buildings of a civil industry facility, and the administration building of “Ukrtelecom” were damaged over the last day.
In Kupiansk, in the village of Dvorichna and the surrounding villages, private and multi-apartment residential buildings and outbuildings were damaged.
Yesterday, a 46-year-old employee of the Kharkivoblenergo company hit a Butterfly anti-personnel land mine near the village of Nova Husarivka. He was hospitalized in serious condition.
The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Novopavlivka sectors. It suffers significant losses. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are taking additional measures to strengthen their defense.
In the Lysychansk sector, 1 person was killed in Stavky of the Lyman community. In Lyman, 1 person was wounded, and 3 houses were damaged. During the night, explosions thundered in Siversk and the outskirts of the community.
The russians hit the city again. A health care facility was chosen as a target again. Fortunately, no one was injured except for the property.
The city was covered in snow overnight, but communal services promptly started cleaning. Thanks to operational actions, traffic was not impeded.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
In the Donetsk Oblast, the night passed relatively calmly: isolated shelling of Avdiivka was recorded. In the Marinka community, Marinka and the village of Kostiantynivka were under fire, in the Kurakhove community, the industrial zone in Kurakhove and the warehouse zone in Hirnyk were targeted.
1,000 humanitarian kits were delivered to the Pokrovsk community from the American organization Global Empowerment Mission. The cargo was divided equally into two starosta districts. They are the Novotroitske and Novoyelyzavetivka districts. Each set is designed for two weeks for a family of up to five people and contains cereals, pasta, canned goods, hygiene products (soap, shampoo, wet wipes, etc.).
In the Volnovakha direction, one person was wounded in Vuhledar, under shelling from Novoukrainka and Bohoyavlenka.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion
In the Horlivka direction, one person was injured in Shcherbynivka of the Toretsk community, two houses were damaged in Vasiukivka of the Soledar community and a high-rise building in Bakhmut.
The occupiers continue to destroy the captured city. Whole blocks of houses are demolished. Not paying attention to the fact that the bodies of Mariupol citizens killed by them are lying there. Together with the concrete fragments, they throw them into the trash or recycle them.
Yesterday, the enemy fired at the water area of the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.
In the morning, the settlement of the Ochakiv community was under artillery and mortar shelling. As a result, residential buildings were damaged and caught fire, and several administrative buildings were also damaged. According to preliminary information, there are no victims.
On February 12 , the russian army shelled the settlements of six communities of the Berislav Raion. Among them are Osokorivka, Mykhailivka, Chervonyi Maiak, Mylove, Kachkarivka and Tiahynka. Residential buildings and farm buildings were damaged.
Today, the army of the russian federation shelled the carriageway of one of the regional roads. Also, one of the medical facilities was damaged, there were no casualties or injuries.
In Beryslav, an ambulance station came under fire from the russian army. The station building and official cars were damaged. The driver of the “ambulance” was injured, reported the Kherson Oblast military Administration..
200 russian guardsmen arrived on the left bank of the Kherson Oblast in order to strengthen counter-sabotage measures. They were resettled on the territory of the “Chaika” recreation center in Lazurne.
In Skadovsk, the mass settlement of orks, IDPs and russians who go to the city continues, there are even rumors that they want to buy apartments.
4,000 children are left to live in Kherson under the shelling of the russian military, the total population is about 55,000.
Near the village of Novoraisk, two people were killed when a mine blew up.
The defense forces control the situation in the Kherson Oblast and prevent the russian troops from intensifying in the direction of the right-bank part of the Oblast. Ukrainian aviators destroy watercraft and subversive reconnaissance groups in any attempt to cross the islands, said the head of the press center of the Defense and Security Forces of the South Humeniuk.
The russian army shelled Nikopol. Two industrial enterprises, three private houses, cars, power lines, farm buildings were damaged. A 68-year-old man was injured.
The enemy used a reconnaissance drone and several balloons with corner reflectors. Anti-aircraft defense worked on the enemy drone. Yuriy Ignat, the spokesman of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, commented on the use of bullet tactics by the russians. According to him, it is possible that the enemy wants to exhaust Ukrainian air defense or has other goals.
On the front line near Bakhmut, a soldier from Novomoskovsk, Yuriy Vetkov, and a rifleman Yuriy Kumaranskyi from Kryvyi Rih were killed. 28-year-old Serhii Lemeshko from Pokrovsk was killed near Yampolivka. 26-year-old senior sergeant Ruslan Verbytsky from Pishchanka was killed near Kramatorsk. 42-year-old Vyacheslav Ivanov from Radushne and 47-year-old sergeant Oleksandr Tiutiunnyk from Pokrov passed away. Eternal glory to the Heroes!
More than 700 residents of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast have applied to the “Offensive Guard” of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Registration points have been operating in nine Administrative Service Centres of the Oblast since February 1. These units will liberate Ukrainian territories from russian invaders.
Residents of Kryvyi Rih have registered a petition in which they propose to rename several streets and a park, the names of which are associated with the russian federation. Residents of Pavlograd are offered to choose new names for five streets.
Lydia, a girl who lives in Kryvyi Rih, sings Ukrainian songs on the streets. In this way, she raises money to help our soldiers. Every day he speaks in different areas and shares video reports on his Facebook page.
Poltava pilot Karaya announced that he is returning to the helm of a fighter jet. Less than four months have passed since the ejection in the Vinnytsia Oblast. Then Karaya destroyed 5 Iranian drones, but due to damage to the aircraft, he was forced to eject. “No matter how many years pass, no matter how many stars he grows to, and no matter how many times he flies, but every year on October 12, something inside is bound to touch.” Already in February, Karaya will return to combat aircraft and continue to defend the skies of Ukraine.
In Poltava Oblast, there will be an inspection of the issuance of disability certificates, which allow to avoid mobilization. The authorities paid attention to reports of an increase in the issuance of such certificates.
In Poltava, a new distribution of electricity consumers into 6 phases was approved. It can be introduced as early as February 14. The schedule will reduce the duration of outages. It covers 90.5% of Poltava Oblast consumers, and each phase will reach 72 MW of consumption.
38 hectares of land in Zaturyn near Poltava will be given for a cemetery.
Such a request was prepared by the utility company in order to increase the area of the already existing cemetery. With the beginning of a full-scale war, the Alley of Heroes was created there. Lack of land for burials is one of the problems of cemeteries today. Vacant areas are continuously decreasing.
In Poltava, teachers of an art school paint shell casings to raise money for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They started doing it three weeks ago. Finished products will be sold at auctions by volunteers. The collected funds will be transferred to the needs of the Ukrainian military.
There was a threat of a missile strike on populated areas and critical infrastructure facilities in Kirovohrad Oblast.
Servicemen of the Territorial Defense of the Kirovohrad Oblast showed how they improve their combat skills. This is reported on the official page of the 121st separate Territorial Defense brigade. “We are improving combat skills, because this is the key to success and victory! Servicemen of 121 separate Territorial Defense brigade train daily and improve the skills they have already acquired. Hold the ranks!” – the message says.
The volunteer team of the oblast military administration, together with the Acted and “Save Ukrainians” charitable foundations, delivered another humanitarian cargo to the Kharkiv Oblast. Residents of Izium were brought the most necessary things – generators, heaters, power banks, food and water.
On February 14, a patriotic photo session “Heart with you” was held at the Tourist Information Center in Kropyvnytskyi. Women whose husbands are in the war zone were photographed here. Each woman brought one attribute that characterizes her husband. The photo will then be sent to the men at the front so that they remember that their wives are charming.
The program to promote the development of volunteerism was presented in Khmelnytskyi. The draft document deals, in particular, with the financial and legal support of volunteer organizations and foundations from the government. On the territory of the community, the Program will operate during 2023-2027, but only after it is supported by the deputies of the city council.
Half-liter cans and lids for the production of canned meat and vegetables for defenders are constantly collected by volunteers of the public organization “Unity of Spirit”. Sweets for the front have been made on the basis of one of the sports clubs since April last year. In winter, volunteers began to send dumplings to the soldiers. They are most excited when they receive feedback from the front lines.
A charity fair in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was held in one of the city’s cafes. Khmelnytskyi artists presented their works. These are paintings, ceramics, dolls and other handmade products. The organizers will give part of the proceeds to volunteers for the purchase of military equipment.
The community is again in mourning. There was a farewell ceremony for Dmytro Binkovskyi, a brave soldier from Kamianets, whose life was taken by the war.
A cycle of classes for volunteer candidates has begun. They will work with children who are in difficult life circumstances. Currently, future volunteers of the Center for Social Services for Family, Children and Youth are acquiring new skills in communicating with people of different categories and children of different social status.
Students of the art department of the art school of Lyceum No. 9 named after O.M. Troian will join the charity event in support of Ukraine. It will take place at West Herts College in Watford, a suburb of London (United Kingdom). Funds from the sale of works will be used for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
As of 5:30 p.m., there was one air alert.
The Rivne Oblast held a farewell ceremony for the Heroes – Lubomyr Bondarets from the Krupets community, Yurii Vasylets from the Babyn community, Oleh Honcharuk – from the Zoria community.
Today, February 14, the Rivne City Council approved changes to the budget, which provide for the allocation of 300 million hryvnias for defense needs. Half of this sum, 150 million hryvnias, will be transferred as a subvention to the oblast military administration. Funds should be directed to the implementation of the defense program developed by the oblast. Another 50 million was decided to be allocated for city defense programs. This sum will be used to purchase attack drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, security systems for military units where our equals serve, and the rehabilitation of the military. The deputies also agreed to allocate 100 million hryvnias for the purchase of military bonds.
Bukovyna is in mourning for the soldiers who died a brave death defending Ukraine: farewell to junior sergeant Ivan Marusyk took place in the village of Kadubivtsi, and to soldier Yevhen Shevchuk in the village of Samushyn.