The three hundred and fifty-seventh (356) day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the large-scale russian military invasion continues.
Today, six enemy balloons were spotted over Kyiv, which were moving in the air under the influence of the wind. All of them were targeted by the air defense system.
Prime Minister of Sweden, Ulf Kristersson, visited Ukraine and held talks with President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The key topic for discussion was the military support that Sweden provides to Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also discussed Ukraine’s defense needs with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Melanie Jolie, who is on a visit to Kyiv, and thanked her for her support.
The first discussion of the city’s future vision after the de-occupation took place in Kyiv as part of the event “I am Mariupol: I intend to revive”. Similar discussions will be held in 16 cities of Ukraine where there are “I am Mariupol” centers. The opinions of Mariupol residents are important for the future recovery of Mariupol.
An artilleryman of the russian armed forces, a native of the Zhytomyr Oblast, is suspected of high treason.
The investigation has established that this resident of the Novohrad-Volynskyi Raion, born in 1999, moved to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in March 2017. He subsequently signed a contract the armed forces of the russian federation and took part in hostilities against Ukraine on the territory of the Kherson Oblast. He was served a notice of suspicion.
A batch of medicines was sent from the Zhytomyr Oblast to soldiers on the front lines: antibiotics, cold remedies, and tourniquets. In addition, food and sleeping bags were also transferred to the military. This was reported by the press service of the Zhytomyr City Council.
The Zhytomyr Oblast Military Administration signed a memorandum of cooperation with Hennadiy Butkevych’s BGV Charitable Foundation. This foundation helps the military and law enforcement officers. In particular, it has provided the Armed Forces with 7 off-road vehicles, and, besides, 20 powerful generators will be distributed to all parts of the oblast.
Communities in the Zhytomyr Oblast received 500 electric heaters from UNICEF.
The first 200 electric heaters will be distributed among the “Points of Invincibility” and school shelters in the oblast.
In the house at 15 Chornovil Street, on which a Russian plane dropped FAB-500 bombs on March 3, 2022, two entrances are planned to be dismantled. According to the examination performed by the Research Institute of Building Structures, they are not subject to restoration. The third and fourth entrances have almost been restored, only two elevators remain to be repaired. Repairs to the neighboring building at 15-A Chornovil Street are scheduled to be completed by May. The city budget has allocated 16 million hryvnias for the restoration of the building, and there is a preliminary agreement with the Czech charity organization People in Need to install windows in those apartments that are not being repaired.
On February 14, russians shelled 3 communities in the Sumy Oblast: Bilopillia, Yunakivka, and Seredyna-Buda. In the Yunakivka community, 4 mortar shell hits were recorded. The enemy also dropped two explosive devices from drones. In the Bilopillia community, 28 shots from automatic mounted grenade launchers and 6 rounds of automatic weapons were recorded. The russian military twice fired mortars on the territory of the Seredyna-Buda community. In total, 34 hits were recorded.
Today, russians fired 5 bursts of machine-gun fire in the direction of one of the villages of the Nova Sloboda community.
At least 20 localities in the Kharkiv Oblast came under hostile fire yesterday.
In the Kupiansk sector, the enemy shelled Krokhmalne, Berestove, Tabaivka, Kupiansk, and Dvorichna with tanks, mortars, and artillery.
Veterynarne, Hraniv, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Vovchansk, Chuhunivka, and other settlements were also under enemy fire.
In Kupiansk, as a result of the russian missile attack, a multi-story residential building suffered significant damage.
Today, Kupiansk came under hostile fire again. Three private houses and outbuildings were damaged. Several fires broke out.
During the day, the pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service removed and neutralized 10 pieces of explosive ordnance.
The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarsk sectors.
On February 14, the russians killed one resident of the Donetsk Oblast — in Bakhmut. One more person in the oblast was wounded.
Currently, it is impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.
Over the past day, units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of more than 20 settlements. Among them are Fedorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Vodiane, Pervomaiske, Maryinka, Pobeda, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, and Prechystivka in the Donetsk Oblast.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
In the east of the Pokrovsk Raion, shelling of Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, and Katerynivka of the Maryinka community, as well as the outskirts of Kurakhivka community and Avdiivka was recorded. Late yesterday evening, russians shelled the village of Vesele of the Ocheretyne community with tanks.
Today, russians bombarded Pokrovsk with the Smerch MLRS, damaging a multi-storey building and injuring 12 civilians. One person was reported dead. Rescue operations are underway, as there may still be people under the rubble. An operational headquarters to assist the victims was deployed in the city.
Volunteers from the well-known French charity foundation Solidarités International visited the Pokrovsk community. They met with the management of the Pokrovsk City Military Administration. The benefactors got acquainted with the life of the community. The volunteers were provided with information on the needs of internally displaced persons, citizens evacuated from the hot spots, and other vulnerable groups of population.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion
In the direction of Bakhmut, more than 25 settlements were shelled by mortars and artillery, including Bilohorivka, Vesele, Paraskoviivka, Vasiukivka, Zaliznianske, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiivka, Kurdiumivka, Zalizne, New York of the Donetsk Oblast.
Kostiantynivka was hit by a missile in the Horlivka direction: one person was injured, four high-rise buildings and the Palace of Culture were damaged.
In Bakhmut, one person died, the administration building was damaged.
In the Soledar community, two houses were damaged in Vasiukivka. Paraskoviivka, Fedorivka and Minkivka were under fire. Chasiv Yar has been shelled with Grad multiple rocket launchers for three hours. At least 12 houses, an enterprise, an industrial zone, and a gas pipeline were damaged. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
In the Lysychansk direction, several houses were damaged in Siversk, no one was injured.
Volnovakha and Volnovakha Raion
In the Volnovakha direction, there was intense shelling of Vuhledar and the outskirts of the city.
Yesterday, the mayor of the city of Mariupol, Vadym Boychenko, signed a memorandum of partnership with the American architectural company Gensler. It is one of the leading design and architectural bureaus in the world and will help create a vision of modern Ukrainian Mariupol.
For two days in a row, in all schools of Mariupol, the russians spread propaganda to children about the “international debt of the USSR in Afghanistan”. They draw a direct parallel between the Afghan occupation and the invasion of Ukraine.
Despite the occupiers’ promise of free communal services, the residents of Mariupol received the first receipts. Residents are outraged by the fact that they have to pay even for communal services that did not exist.
In Mariupol, the FSB has started a complete blocking of services and the Google search engine. For now, the option to use exclusively via VPN remains.
The russians are increasingly attacking Bilohorivka and Kreminna, but the Ukrainian military is on the defensive. At this time, the occupiers are spreading fakes about their advance.
The occupying authorities in Sievierodonetsk continue to take housing away from residents of Sievierodonetsk who were evacuated from their hometown. The list of apartments planned to open on June 8 has been published. This is reported by online publications controlled by the so-called “LPR”. The russian invaders created a permanent “commission” to identify housing in which no one lives. Identified “empty” homes are included in the so-called “maneuvering fund”.
Over the past day, February 14, the russians have shelled the territory of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast 71 times. Strikes were made using multiple rocket launchers and barrel artillery. Buildings of civil infrastructure are damaged. There are no injuries or dead.
Yesterday and today, the enemy carried out artillery strikes on the water area of the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.
In Mykolaiv, the Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
Odesa’s ports have been unable to export 10 million tons of food over the past three months due to russia’s interference in the work of the “grain initiative”, the Ministry of Infrastructure reported. According to their data, there is currently a queue of more than 140 vessels waiting for inspection in the Bosphorus.
A man, who convinced the Security Service of Ukraine employees that the Odesa Oblast is a part of russia and distributed content in support of the russian federation on social networks, was sentenced to five years.
The Odesa Oblast was among the top oblasts in terms of the number of weddings on Valentine’s Day: 142 couples got married on this day in the Oblast.
During the day, the russian army shelled the settlements of the Beryslav, Novovorontsovka, Novooleksandrivka, Novoraisk and Tiahynka communities. The building of the village council, pharmacies, an ambulance station, high-rise buildings and farm buildings were damaged. One person is injured.
Today, russian troops again shelled the hospital in Beryslav. They targeted the boiler room. The employee of the institution is injured.
The Kherson Oblast Palace of Culture, built in 1903, came under fire from the russian military. In 2021, it was entered into the register of buildings for restoration. It has the status of a monument of history and architecture.
Since the beginning of February, eight bodies of civilians who died as a result of russian shelling have been exhumed in the Beryslav Raion. Law enforcement officers are identifying the victims.
Over the past day, the rescuers of the Kherson Oblast extinguished five fires, three of which were caused by shelling of the russian army. At night, shells hit residential buildings in Antonivka and Kherson, and in the morning, a garage cooperative caught fire.
In Kherson, the prosecutor’s office reported the suspicion to the director of one of the city’s schools, who voluntarily agreed to cooperate with the occupiers. She headed an educational institution captured by the russian military, and implemented russian educational standards there. She faces 10 to 12 years in prison and confiscation of property.
russian troops hit Nikopol with heavy artillery. Consequences are established. People were not injured.
In the Zaporizhia Oblast, military personnel from Pavlograd gave their lives for the independence of Ukraine: 36-year-old sergeant Andriy Kibets, 51-year-old senior sergeant Andriy Hamaza, 45-year-old senior soldier Serhiy Motsny, 44-year-old soldier Andriy Mykhaylov, 44-year-old senior soldier Yuriy Podorozhny , 43-year-old senior sergeant Serhii Lupyr. Sniper Mykola Korneliuk from Novomoskovsk was killed near Avdiivka. 45-year-old senior sergeant Serhiy Lymar from Nikopol, 34-year-old junior sergeant Ruslan Klymenko from Dnipro, and 22-year-old Serhiy Letka from Pershotravensk died at the front. Bright memory of Heroes.
The communities of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast received 12 mobile autonomous solar stations within the framework of the GIZ Program. With the help of these devices, you can charge gadgets and illuminate the premises during power outages. The autonomous stations were distributed between the administrative services centers and offices of the National Health Service.
Brigades of the center of emergency medical care and disaster medicine of the Kirovohrad Oblast provide medical assistance to residents of the de-occupied territories of the Mykolaiv Oblast. Currently, medical workers are in the Snihurivka community. Some of the local residents received medical assistance for the first time in a year, because they were afraid to go to doctors during the occupation.
On the International Book Donation Day, the largest book collection of the Kirovohrad Oblast named after Dmytro Chyzhevsky received 100 books as a gift from the people of Kropyvnytskyi.
The Security Service of Ukraine completed the investigation and handed over to the court materials regarding two residents of Khmelnytskyi who publicly denied the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine.
In the course of 2022, about 30 enterprises from various sectors of the economy were relocated to Kamianets-Podilskyi. Of these, 23 are already operational and have created more than 316 jobs. One enterprise that moved due to the war has already returned to its city. However, most of them remained in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast and plan to expand.
Students of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Vocational College of Culture and Arts organized a lottery, “Defender’s charges for victory” and “Warm a soldier with words” actions. During these actions, they collected energy bars, sweets and valentine letters for Ukrainian soldiers. As a result, it was possible to collect almost 3,300 hryvnias for basic nets.
The Rivne Oblast held a farewell ceremony for three Heroes. Artem Prychepa was ceremoniously buried in the Kozyn community, Yurii Bebka in the Zoria community, and Ivan Kulakov in the Volodymyrets community. Eternal glory to the Heroes.
The Security Service of Ukraine exposed a resident of the Rivne Oblast, who went over to the side of the occupiers. The man is a former employee of the State Emergency Service, currently serving in the so-called rescue squad of the ministry of defense of the “Donetsk people’s republic”. The Security Service of Ukraine in the Rivne Oblast has initiated criminal proceedings for treason. The man faces the maximum punishment in the form of life imprisonment, with confiscation of property.
3 trucks of firewood were sent from Rivne Oblast to the settlements of Novovorontsovka, Novomykolaivka and Khreshchenivka (Kherson Oblast). Parishioners of the Christian parish of the Zarichne community delivered 200 storage meters of dry chopped firewood. Volunteers also handed over food. This is the third batch of such aid. The Christian mission “Good Samaritan” also joined in providing the residents of the Kherson Oblast with solid fuel. They handed over firewood for Nadezhdivka, Pravda and Tomyna Balka headmen county.
Bukovyna mourns for Hero, who died in the battles: farewell to the soldier Illia Nikitiuk was held in the village of Rososhany. Bright memory of the Defender.
The Department of Education and Science of the Chernivtsi Oblast Military Administration received 100 heaters of the “Electric Heater” model with a capacity of 2800w. The equipment was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine. The heaters will be given to local kindergartens and schools.
Chernivtsi Oblast Children’s Clinical Hospital received humanitarian cargo – baby food, formulas, medical gowns and consumables from the “Big Hearts” charity fund.
For 10 days, the information campaign “I am safe” continued in the Chernivtsi Oblast. Schoolchildren from Bukovyna were trained in “Safety Lessons”. The students practiced the rules of safe behavior during the war, studied the rules of behavior in emergency situations, etc. The rescuers of the Chernivtsi Oblast also took part in the events, who familiarized the children with special equipment. In total, over 670 “Safety Lessons” were held in the oblast during this time.
In Zakarpattia Oblast, 43% of employed IDPs work in the processing industry. So far, 219 employers have received a positive decision regarding compensation for the employment of 537 internally displaced persons.
Residents of Zakarpattia Oblast exchanged 75,000 incandescent lamps for energy-saving ones in two weeks.
The pilot project of replacing old lamps with LED ones continues for two weeks.Last modified: 17 Лютого, 2023