The two hundred and eighty-third day (283) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
About us: The “Active Community” initiative was launched by activists of the “Republika” Institute after the Euromaidan (2014), which focused on the activation and involvement of Ukrainians in the decision-making process. The goal for 2025: to activate and involve at least 1% of citizens in making decisions and promoting reforms in Ukraine on a systematic basis for the well-being of Ukrainian communities. Today we work in 30 communities in Ukraine.
Ukraine in brief:
The enemy concentrates its efforts on restraining the actions of units of the Defense Forces, carries out engineering equipment of defensive lines and positions. On the Avdiivka and Bakhmut directions, the offensive continues and actively uses aviation to support ground groups.
During the day, the occupiers launched 2 rocket and 10 air strikes, as well as fired 3 rocket salvo fire systems at the positions of our troops and settlements along the contact line. In particular, a civil infrastructure object in the city of Kramatorsk was hit by a missile.
There is still a threat of missile strikes on the objects of the energy system and critical infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine.
In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected. Certain units of the Armed Forces of belarus continue to perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.
In the Slobozhansk direction, the enemy continues to hold his troops in the border areas of the Belgorod Oblast. Areas of settlements of Odnorobivka, Strelecha, Neskuchne, Ternova, Staritsa, Ohirtseve, Chernyakiv and Chugunivka of the Kharkiv Oblast were shelled by artillery of various calibers.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. He carried out shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Sinkivka, Tabaivka, Berestov and Vyshneve settlements in the Kharkiv Oblast and Makiivka and Ploshanka in the Luhansk Oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive actions, trying to improve its tactical position. Areas of the settlements of Serebryanka, Bilogorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Bila Gora, Kurdyumivka, Opytne, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast were shelled by tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivka direction. The areas of Velika Novosilka, Vugledar, Prechistivka and Zolota Niva of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled with artillery.
The enemy is also conducting defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia direction. There was an artillery shelling of the districts of more than ten settlements, which are close to the contact line, in particular, Orikhiv of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
In the Kherson direction, the enemy is defending previously captured lines. Fires from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery positions of our troops and liberated settlements of the Kherson Oblast. The shelling of the suburbs and the city of Kherson does not stop.
The enemy continues to suffer losses. Thus, on the 2nd of December, as a result of fire damage to the enemy concentration area in the city of Starobilsk, Luhansk Oblast, the enemy lost about 30 servicemen wounded and 14 killed.
During the 2nd of December, in the Melitopol and Vasylivka raions of the Zaporizhia Oblast, the occupiers lost more than 270 people wounded. Information about the dead is being clarified. During the current day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 13 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as a strike on the position of the anti-aircraft missile complex of the occupiers.
Also, an enemy plane was shot down near the settlement of Pidgorodne, Donetsk Oblast. Information about its type is being clarified.
Units of missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 2 control points, an ammunition depot, and 2 areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment.
In Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelenskyi met with Ukrainian defenders who were released from russian captivity and presented state awards.
There are points with USB charging stations at 19 stations of the capital metro. The network of points for recharging phones in the subway will be expanded.
In the event of a complete lack of electricity, buses will operate on all ground transport routes, and the subway will not transport passengers. 45 underground metro stations will work as points of temporary stay for the population.
All russian-made metro cars will be replaced in Kyiv. The European Investment Bank (EIB) will help modernize the Kyiv metro. Currently, 80% of the metro cars of the capital are russian-made. The cost of reconstruction is more than 450 million euros
There are emergency power-off schedules in Kyiv.
At the “Zoloti Vorota”[Golden Gate] station, the exhibition “War through the lens: photos from Ukraine” was opened – these are photos from Bucha, Kyiv, Borodyanka, Mariupol, Kharkiv.
In the Kyiv Oblast, pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service eliminated almost 75,000 explosive objects. During the last day, measures were taken to detect explosive objects in 7 settlements of Bucha and Vyshhorod raions.
Mayor of Irpin, Oleksandr Markushyn, published an online map on his Facebook page and Telegram channel showing the location of heating points, shelters, water intake points, as well as shops, pharmacies, coffee shops, cafes and other establishments that work with generators
Yesterday, russian troops massively attacked the border areas of Chernihiv Oblast. Horodnyany, Semenivka and Novgorod-Siversk communities came under fire. In total, border guards counted 170 explosions.
Today in Chernihiv Oblast, a soldier – senior sergeant Andriy Khromets, who died in the battle near Bakhmut, was taken to his last feet.
Today, near the village of Shestovytsia, pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service were disarming mines and projectiles.
During the day, the russians struck the population centers of Chuguyiv, Kharkiv, Kupyansk, and Izyum raions.
In the Lipetsk community, after daytime shelling, the russians occupied the second floor of a residential building. In Vovchansk, reeds and grass were burning in the open area.
After midnight in Kupyansk, as a result of a russian rocket attack, a building was damaged, a garage was destroyed, windows in the premises were blown out. No casualties.
In Vovchansk, a 55-year-old man was injured as a result of shelling and was hospitalized in a medical institution, the victim’s condition is average.
On December 2, it became known about 1 civilian killed by russians in Donetsk Oblast – in Soledar.
4 more people in Oblast were injured.
Since February 24, russian rockets have killed 1,236 civilians in Donetsk Oblast and injured another 2,675. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.
Already 174 points of invincibility have been deployed in Donetsk Oblast. In parallel, they are working on increasing their own electricity generation.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion
In the Lysychansk direction, the shelling of Torske and Zarichne in the Lyman community did not stop. There were no casualties.
In the middle of the day, the city shuddered from powerful explosions. The old part of the city was engulfed in smoke rather quickly. The rockets hit the industrial zone. Previously, there were no casualties. Explosions also rang out at night, but no injuries or damage were reported.
The team of «Active Community» in Kramatorsk held an art therapy class for young citizens. Children started making decorations for the New Year. Today they created a goldfish that fulfills wishes. All art therapy participants had one wish.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion
On the Donetsk side, Kurakhove was the most affected at night — 8 high-rise buildings and 3 private houses were damaged, 1 person was injured. In the morning, there was another shelling of Kurakhove — we are establishing the consequences. Shelling of Mariinka and its surroundings was also recorded at night, and in the morning — shelling of Avdiyivka. There are no victims. Photo https://t.me/suspilnedonbas/9846
The distribution of food kits to residents 60+ was completed in the Novogrodivka community of Pokrovsk raion. During the week, all settlements of the community were covered: the city of Novogrodivka and all settlements of the starosta`s districts. Families with minor children are planned to be covered next week.
Volunteers and employees of the Avdiyivka city military administration give out warm clothes to local residents, who still remain in the city, despite continuous hostilities. People willingly accept sleeping bags and blankets, because they will have to spend the winter in cold houses – it is currently impossible to start heating and electricity in the Avdiyivka community. Residents of Avdiyivka also receive food and hygiene kits, as well as means for heating rooms and cooking.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion
In the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka directions, the occupiers are concentrating their main efforts on conducting offensive actions. Objects in the areas of Belogorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Druzhba, Opytne, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by tanks, mortars, tube and rocket artillery. The enemy also carried out airstrikes near the settlements of Verkhnokamianske, Soledar and Spirne.
In the Horlivka direction, 2 people were injured in Bakhmut. A house, an administrative building and an enterprise were damaged in the city. Also at night, there were shellings on the outskirts of Toretsk and Soledar communities.
Volnovakha and Volnovakha raion
In the Volnovakha direction, 1 person was wounded in Vugledar — the city and its surroundings are subject to periodic artillery fire.
The indignation of the residents of the occupied city is growing. They are so displeased that the occupiers can no longer hide the problem, and local publics are already starting to directly advertise the complaints of Mariupol residents. People shout about their problems, hanging them with posters on houses, writing on roads and buildings.
13 settlements were liberated in Luhansk Oblast. Next week, doctors are going to see them.
Last day, the occupiers shelled Vilniansk, Biloghirya, Gulyaipole, Orihiv, Chervone, Malynivka, Dorozhnyanka, Shcherbaky, Zaliznychne, Stepove, Primorske, Olhivske, Novodanilivka, Charivne, Mali Shcherbaky, Kamianske.
S-300 missiles were hit in Vilniansk last night. Nearby private houses, grocery stores, and the administration building of the raion center were damaged by the blast wave and rocket fragments.
Residents of Stepnohirsk reported two houses damaged by artillery shelling. Their roofs were broken and walls were cut, the windows remained broken.
In Gulyaipole, about 20 residential buildings were damaged, and the territory of households and farm buildings were also destroyed.
This afternoon, the russian military shelled the Palada plant in Kherson. In the period from November 20 to December 3, 139 hits by russian shells were recorded in the Oblast center. 19 people died, 38 were injured.
Kherson is now regularly cut off from electricity supply due to artillery shelling, which destroys power lines. Restoration work is ongoing.
In the Kherson Oblast, gas supply was restored in 50 settlements out of 86. Currently, gas supply is being restored to Velyka Oleksandrivka, Mala Oleksandrivka, Novodmytrivka, and Vysokopillia.
200 cubic meters of gabions were delivered to the Kherson Oblast. These are structures that will protect infrastructure objects from shelling by the russian military.
Residents of the temporarily occupied Henichesk in the Kherson Oblast continue to resist the russian occupation authorities. Blue and yellow symbols and postcards from the «Zhovta Strichka [Yellow Ribbon]» movement appear on the streets of the city.
Yesterday, the enemy attacked the waters of the Ochakiv community with MLRS. There are no casualties.
In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
The russian army deployed 18 warships to the Black Sea, including four missile carriers with 24 Calibers on board.
The emergency team of DTEK «Odesa Electric Power Network» is eliminating the consequences of the accident that occurred in Odessa on December 2 and caused 1,200 customers in the city of Odesa to lose power. The accident occurred due to people turning on powerful electrical appliances at the same time. The equipment of distribution networks could not withstand and the transformer caught fire.
About 700 families receive humanitarian aid every day at the volunteer center in Odesa. Recently, there are more and more immigrants from Kherson among them. People are leaving due to constant shelling of the city by the russian army.
The occupiers shelled the Nikopol Raion nine times. They fired Grad MLRS and heavy artillery at three communities. Two dozen private houses, eight outbuildings, fifty solar panels, gas pipelines and power grids were mutilated in Nikopol. No serious destruction was recorded in the Marhanets community. In the Chervonohryhorivka community, which was shelled with heavy artillery several times, three residential buildings, the gas pipeline and power grids were damaged.
The Vakulove community collects empty gas cylinders to make field stoves for the army. Homemade stoves made of cylinders are much lighter than ordinary metal ones, they are more convenient to carry. The cylinders are assembled in the Vakulove village council, Zhovte and Maryivka village clubs, and the former Novovasylivka school.
The oblast administration delivered 10 school buses to the communities of the oblast. This is the second batch that was sent to rural and village schools. A total of 46 buses were purchased at the expense of the communities’ funds and subventions from the state budget. The cost of one bus is 2.5 million hryvnias.
Residents of Kherson region continue to be evacuated to Kirovohrad region. Every day an evacuation train departs from Kherson. Buses are also used for evacuation; volunteers provide their assistance.
40-year-old junior sergeant Serhiy Pastukh from the village of Savyntsi of the Velyki Sorochyntsi community, who was the commander of a combat vehicle, the commander of the unit, fell at the front fighting for the independence of Ukraine. He received wounds incompatible with life during mortar shelling.
Serhiy Mishchenko, a warrior and father of many children from the Poltava Oblast, was killed in action. In the course of battles, he destroyed 35 pieces of enemy equipment. The soldier with the call sign “Buhor” was the chief sergeant-commander of the 45th detached artillery brigade. He was killed on December 1 in the village of Kovalivka, Svatove Raion, Luhansk Oblast.
In the village of Kalashnyky, they said goodbye to 32-year-old sniper Oleksandr Salyvin, junior sergeant of the 60th detached infantry brigade. He was killed near the village of Potiomkyne in the Kherson Oblast.
In Pyriatyn, they said goodbye to Yuriy Pydyak. This warrior was killed in action in the Bakhmut Raion of the Donetsk Oblast.
Oleh Krasnozhon, a fallen soldier from the Poltava Oblast, was awarded the Order of Courage, Class 3, by the Presidential decree. The high award was given to the sister of the fallen hero. A 49-year-old scout-radio operator of the 131st detached reconnaissance battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was killed on May 16. It happened near the village of Levadne, Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
A sculpture of philosopher Hryhoriy Skovoroda was unveiled in the center of Poltava. It will stand in the park near the Smaller Academy of Arts until next year, when a full-scale figure of the thinker will be cast in bronze. The monument depicts the philosopher in motion, symbolizing his entry into Poltava.
The deputies of Kamianets-Podilskyi City Council unanimously supported the appeal to the President of Ukraine to award the legendary commander of the volunteer unit “DVP Carpathian Sich” Oleh Kutsyn the title of Hero of Ukraine (posthumously), as well as the proposal to name the battalion founded by him in his honor.
Today, the police driving in patrol cars and using loudspeakers, were announcing air raid alarms in the areas where there was no light and sirens did not go off. Such approach will continue to be used in the future.
As of today, the number of IDPs in Ivano-Frankivsk is not decreasing significantly. Currently, 42,500 such persons have been registered. This is a lot, considering that the entire community has a population of about 270,000. Every month, 700-800 families of Ivano-Frankivsk residents, where IDPs live receive compensation. 2.5-3 thousand IDP families live with them. There are also people who still live in schools. As of today, there are 775 of them.
Currently, 9,524 IDPs from the capital city and the Kyiv Oblast live in the Rivne Oblast. In the second place are natives of the Donetsk Oblast – 7,609 people. Kharkiv Oblast is in the third place. From there, 6,535 people moved to the Rivne Oblast and now reside there. The top 5 also include residents of the Luhansk (3,442 people) and Kherson oblasts (2,964 people). Today, 37,256 IDPs live in the oblast. In total, since February 24, the region has received 83,263 officially registered IDPs.
The Rivne Oblast continues to support the Kherson Oblast. This time, 12 vehicles and 60 tons of cargo were sent to the de-occupied territories. They collected food products, building materials, clothes, medicines, stoves, and hygiene items, and went to the Bilozerske and Stanislav territorial communities, over which this region keeps “patronage”. They also visited the most bombed village of Oleksandrivka.
A charity fair to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine was held in Uzhhorod specialized school №3 with in-depth study of English. The pastries had to be baked at night, when there was light. The proceeds will be donated for the needs of the defenders, and the baked goods, of which there is a lot left, will be given to the wounded soldiers. In addition, the school teachers will provide financial assistance to teachers from de-occupied Kherson.
The Uzhhorod City Center for Social Services of the City Council’s Department of Social Policy joined the street information campaign, which was held on Teatralna Square on the occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.Last modified: 4 Грудня, 2022