The three hundred and sixty (360) day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the large-scale russian military invasion continues.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko attended the opening of the Munich Security Conference. This year, the main topics were: the war in Ukraine, increasing aid to Ukraine, and what Ukraine’s recovery will be like after victory. Vitaliy Klitschko talked with his American partners about how the Ukrainians see their victory in this war unleashed by russia, and what kind of assistance is needed for this. In particular, he also spoke about this during a meeting with the president of global affairs of one of the largest investment banks in the world – Goldman Sachs, Jared Cohen. The partners are ready to invest in Ukraine after the end of the war. And what is important, they are ready to join in with the expert assessment of the plan and the implementation of further reforms. So that investments are protected and work for the benefit of all Ukrainians.
Jack Gleeson, actor of the TV series “Game of Thrones”, visited the municipal bookstore “Syaivo knyhy” (Book Shine). Jack Gleeson supports Ukraine and brought a pickup truck for the military, and also auctioned a statuette of King Joffrey Baratheon, who he played in the series, to raise money for a thermal imager.
On February 17, the capital’s Cinema House hosted the premiere screening of a film about the history of the defense of Sumy and the liberation of the Sumy Oblast from the russian invaders, “Sumy. We Gave Them a Kick in the Gut”. The film describes the chronology of the liberation of the Sumy Oblast from the enemy, starting from February 24, when the full-scale war with russia began. The authors of the film collected real testimonies of real people – teachers, musicians, power engineers, bankers – who joined the local territorial defense units in the first hours of the invasion to defend the oblast.
A photo exhibition, dedicated to the athletes who fell victims to the russian aggression, was opened in Kyiv. The opening of the exhibition was attended by Pavlo Kyrylenko, the Head of the Donetsk Oblast Military Administration.
Junior sergeant Andriy Sahadyn from the Zhytomyr Oblast was killed in action near Bakhmut. He was the commander of the 3rd anti-aircraft missile squad of the anti-aircraft missile platoon of the 2nd assault battalion. May the memory of the Hero be blessed.
Four collaborators were exposed in the Zhytomyr Oblast. Supporters of putinism, who called on the Ukrainian military to stop resistance, were exposed in the Zviahel and Zhytomyr raions, as well as in Zhytomyr. In particular, a woman resident of the Zviahel Raion claimed that no one had attacked Ukraine and blamed the war on Ukrainians. A woman in Zhytomyr argued on the street that Ukrainians are “a nation of slaves living in the non-existent state of Khokhlandia”. They were served notices of suspicion.
A regional forum “Integration of IDPs in the Zhytomyr community: Problems, solutions and the role of the Council of Internally Displaced Persons” was held in Zhytomyr. There they discussed the problems of IDPs. The forum participants signed a resolution addressing the Zhytomyr City Council with a proposal to establish a Council of IDPs in the community.
On February 17, the russian army fired mortars at the border communities of the Chernihiv Oblast: Horodnia and Snovsk. The russians fired half a dozen 120 mm mortar shells at the territory of the Horodnia community. They also shelled the Snovsk community with 120 mm mortars. The military recorded three hits.
In the afternoon of February 17, russians fired three missiles in the direction of the Sumy Oblast. One of them was shot down by the air defense system. Two S-300 missiles hit the village of Krasnopillia> damaging a building there.
The night of February 17-18 in the Sumy Oblast passed without russian shelling.
On February 17, soldier Hennadiy Butenko was laid to rest in Sumy.
Today, Kupiansk and Chuhuiv raions of the oblast were under hostile fire throughout the day.
In the village of Kivsharivka, two people, who were on the street at the time of the shelling, got wounded. Both were hospitalized. The building of one of the educational institutions was damaged.
In Vovchansk, an enemy shell hit a private house, killing a civilian.
In Kupiansk, garages and two cars of civilians burned down as a result of shelling. In the village of Dvorichna, the emergency medical care building was severely damaged.
Last day, the enemy shelled at least 15 settlements in the Kharkiv, Kupiansk, and Chuhuiv raions with tube and rocket artillery, tanks and mortars. Russians launched an airstrike on Vovchansk.
In Kupiansk, the private residential sector came under fire. Houses were damaged and fires broke out.
As a result of shelling, a private house was damaged and a fire broke out in the village of Dvorichna, Kupiansk Raion. A 68-year-old man was killed.
In Vovchansk, Chuhuiv Raion, the enemy shelled the Primary Health Care Center. Hospital buildings, garages and vehicles were damaged.
As a result of shelling, a residential building was damaged and a civilian man was wounded in the village of Pershotravneve, Kharkiv Raion.
Demining of the de-occupied territories continues. Over the last day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service defused 97 explosive devices.
The enemy is focusing its main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarsk sectors.
On February 17, the russian occupation forces shelled 13 settlements in the Donetsk Oblast.
Over the past day, three people were killed and five other residents of the Donetsk Oblast were wounded by russian army shelling.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the russian federation into Ukraine, 1,375 people have been killed in the Donetsk Oblast, and 3,067 people have been wounded. It is impossible to establish the exact number of the dead and wounded in Volnovakha and Mariupol.
Over the past day, our soldiers repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Vyimka, Fedorivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Rozdolivka, Paraskoviivka, Berkhivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Vesele, Vodiane, Maryinka, Pobeda, Novomykhailivka, and Vuhledar in the Donetsk Oblast.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
In the east of Pokrovsk Raion, Mariinka and Krasnohorivka came under fire. There were a lot of explosions on the outskirts of Ocheretyne community and Avdiivka.
Avdiivka suffered the most shelling (ten times). The russian army hit the city with aviation, “Grad” multiple launch rocket systems and artillery.
Last night, Pokrovsk was again shelled by russian troops. The attackers hit with two S-300 missiles the central part of the city. As a result, 3 educational institutions and 6 private residential buildings were damaged, one of which was completely destroyed. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
Construction materials were brought to the residents of damaged houses to eliminate the consequences of shelling.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion
In the Bakhmut direction, more than 20 settlements of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled, in particular, Rozdolivka, Zaliznianske, Paraskoviivka, Berkhivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Kurdiumivka and New York.
In the Horlivska direction, 1 person died and 12 houses were damaged in the village of Ivanopillia.
3 people were wounded in the Toretsk community, and 1 more in Bakhmut. In the Soledar community, 3 houses were damaged in Fedorivka, and the shelling of Vasiukivka and Rozdolivka continues. Shelling was also recorded in the Chasovyi Yar community.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion
In the Lysychansk direction, Siversk and Serebrianka in the Siversk community, Torske and Zarichne in the Lyman community were under fire. There were no casualties.
The occupiers are throwing away books from the library collections of Pryazovskyi State University. Then they will be disposed of.
Recently, the most difficult direction in Luhansk Oblast remains the Kreminna direction. There are no significant enemy advances there, but the number of attacks and shelling has increased. In this area, the russians have installed a powerful complex of radio-electronic warfare, which makes it difficult to use quadcopters and drones.
During the past day, February 17, the russian military shelled the civilian infrastructure of 13 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
The military of the russian federation is preparing for defense and at the same time accumulating new forces in the Zaporizhzhia direction. In particular, 43 buses with wagner fighters passed through Melitopol.
In the temporarily occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the russians continue the “educational process” in half of the city’s schools. Pupils are forced to sing the russian national anthem and write letters to russian soldiers.
On February 17, the enemy launched mortar attacks on the water area and the coastal strip of the Ochakiv community. There were no casualties.
Today, February 18, the enemy shelled the settlement of the Ochakiv community from multiple launch rocket systems. As a result, residential buildings were damaged and commercial buildings caught fire. According to preliminary information, there were no victims.
In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
The Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovenia and the Czech Republic to Ukraine, Radek Matula and Tomaž Mentsin, visited Odesa Oblast to check the work of the Grain from Ukraine food program. Together with the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Mykola Solskyi, they visited the Chornomorsk port, where grain is being loaded on a ship bound for Kenya as part of the program.
On February 17, the russian army shelled the Kherson Oblast 65 times with multiple launch rocket systems, mortars, artillery, tanks and unmanned aerial vehicles, and Kherson – 13 times. Shells hit private and apartment buildings, the building of a higher education institution. One person died, three were injured.
This morning, the russian occupiers shelled the territory of the Kherson community 6 times. The Ostriv microdistrict and the city center were under fire. The apartment, house and gas pipeline were damaged. There were no dead or injured.
In Antonivka, a suburb of Kherson, a 78-year-old woman was injured as a result of russian shelling. The projectile hit the yard and damaged the house.
In occupied Henichesk, members of the “Yellow Ribbon” civil resistance movement continue to put up resistance symbols and patriotic leaflets at the risk of their lives.
The prosecutor suspects an ex-policeman from the Kherson Oblast of treason. He voluntarily went to serve in the Oleshky pseudo-law enforcement agency, searched for and handed over patriotic citizens to the special services of the russian federation. The suspect was announced in absentia. He faces imprisonment from 15 years to life with confiscation of property.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a converted civilian motor boat with russian military personnel. This happened when a russian sabotage and intelligence group tried to land on one of the islands in the Dnipro delta. In total, 10 russian soldiers, 2 Orlan-10 drones, radio-electronic warfare stations, an anti-tank missile system and a large-caliber artillery howitzer were destroyed.
117 cubic meters of firewood were brought to the villages of Beryslav Raion. They will be distributed to residents of the vulnerable categories of Rakivka, Tomaryne and Shliakhove. The wood was delivered with the support of Ukrzaliznytsia [the state railway company in Ukraine].
In the afternoon of February 18, russian troops shelled Nikopol. Two educational institutions, a medical institution, 7 high-rise buildings, a lawyer’s office, and power lines were damaged. There are no dead or injured.
Three servicemen from Kryvyi Rih died in the battles for Ukraine. They are Pavlo Muraviov, Yurii Hrushevskyi and Viacheslav Ivanov. Eternal glory to the Heroes.
The soldier Vasyl Polishchuk with the Gazon codename stood in defense of Ukraine since 2015, was a participant in the Revolution of Dignity, served in the Azov troop and defended Ukraine in the hottest spots of the front and fought at the demarcation line. The defender died on August 27 as a result of a direct hit from an enemy tank. 20 days after the death of Ksenia Polishchuk’s brother, his commander also died. Dozens of his brothers who were with him that day told his sister about Vasyl Polishchuk’s feat. The soldier’s sister, Ksenia Polishchuk, created a petition to have her brother, a junior sergeant of the 30th Separate Mechanized Brigade, awarded the title of “Hero of Ukraine” posthumously.
Two soldiers from the Poltava Oblast were returned from russian captivity. 22-year-old Vasyl Boyko and Maksym Tarasevych returned home as part of the exchange.
In Poltava, the suspected traitor of Ukraine from the punitive unit of the russians was informed in absentia. He monitored the local mood in Izium and reported to the occupiers.
On February 17, in the Poltava Oblast, emergency workers neutralized the remains of ammunition, which were found the day before near the village of Onishchenky of the Kremenchug Raion.
A monument to the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin was dismantled in Bilenchenkivka of the Gadiach community. The monument was located near the local school. It will be kept in Gadiach until decisions on relocation are made.
Volunteers of the Hrebinka community sent trench candles, food and warm clothes, and portable gas cylinders to the Ukrainian soldiers in the front line. Employees of the Hrebinka Gymnasium, Barvinok kindergarten, and residents of the Marianivka Starosta District participated in the preparation of delicious treats.
In Poltava, on the anniversary of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine, the Vasyl Krychevsky Poltava Museum of Local History presents the exhibition “Ukraine Will Win”.
Today, February 18, in connection with the threat of power outages in the Kirovohrad Oblast, emergency load shedding was introduced on the energy supply networks. A part of Kropyvnytskyi was also disconnected.
In the Kirovohrad Oblast, in the documents of the State Archive, historian Serhii Miliutin found a stamp with a trident, which is almost a century old. This stamp was in the case file of 15 residents of the village of Hlodosy in the Kirovohrad Oblast. In addition to stamps, there are postcards with the coat of arms of the Ukrainian People’s Republic.
This morning, the enemy made two strikes on the city of Khmelnytskyi. As a result, there is a hit at a military facility, and there is also another hit near a public transport stop.
Civilian houses, three educational institutions were damaged by the blast wave, hundreds of windows were broken, and 11 cars were damaged. Two civilians turned to the hospital for help. This is a man and a woman. The wounded were given medical assistance.
A new endoscopy complex of Japanese production “Pentax” costing more than 4.2 million hryvnias appeared in the Kamianets-Podilskyi medical diagnostic and advisory center. Deputies allocated funds for it from the community budget last year.
As of today, 163 communities in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast have left the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Of these, 132 joined the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, and another 31 joined independent Orthodox communities.
In the Goshchansk community, they said goodbye to the fallen defender Mykola Diachuk. Residents of the Sarny Raion took the deceased defender Sviatoslav Tokarchuk to his last journey. The Radyvyliv community is in mourning. Local residents said goodbye to the fallen defender Oleksandr Gromiak. Bright memory of Heroes.
Volunteer doctors from the Rivne Oblast will provide primary and emergency care in de-occupied settlements of the Kherson Oblast. The crews will work on modern equipped all-wheel drive ambulances, equipped with bulletproof vests, hygiene products, as well as a “Starlink” kit.
Two thousand boxes of pizza were handed over to the residents of the city of Dnipro from the Goshchansk community. 320 people received them. These are displaced persons, large families, families of the dead, people with disabilities and families who lost their homes during the war. The humanitarian mission was organized by the charity fund of Martin Ritter from Germany and the representative in Ukraine Viktor Scherbachuk.
Maxim Kaspersky, a soldier from the Verenchanka community, was released from russian captivity. He is a senior sergeant, a company deputy commander, and was in charge of the defense of Azovstal. He spent nine months in captivity.
The “TelaDoc” robot appeared in the oncology center in Chernivtsi. Now patients can receive consultations from oncologists from Europe and the USA without having to travel abroad.
20 people took part in tactical medicine training. These are military, police, medics of special forces.Last modified: 20 Лютого, 2023