The six hundred and forty-ninth day (649) of the large-scale armed aggression of the russians against ours continues.


Northern oblasts


The snowstorm relief efforts in Kyiv continue. The city’s road and utility services have deployed 290 units of special equipment and nearly 4,000 people.

During the cold season, a social patrol operates in Kyiv to feed the homeless with hot meals and offer them overnight accommodation. Employees also help them restore lost documents.

On December 5, the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra launches the “Bell of Memory and Hope” campaign. Every morning, the bell of the Great Lavra Bell Tower will be rung 9 times as a reminder of the war and the people who remain in russian captivity. The sounds of the bell will be heard until the end of the war.

An exhibition on the history of the Ukrainian army was opened in the lobby of Kyiv’s Teatralna metro station on the eve of the Day of the Armed Forces. It will be open until December 22.

Kyiv Oblast

More than a hundred damaged houses in Hostomel remain unrepaired due to unscrupulous contractors. An audit of the Hostomel settlement military administration for the period of 2022 and 2023 revealed violations to the amount of more than UAH 21 million.

“St. Nicholas Residence” will be opened for children near the church of St. Righteous Anna tomorrow, reports “Bucha is the Best City”. There, children will be able to give him a letter, talk to him, take a photo as a souvenir, and treat themselves to sweets.

The fairy-tale branch of Nova Poshta will be open on December 7 in the central square of Irpin. It will host a festive performance for children. Entrance to the location is free.

Zhytomyr Oblast

In Zhytomyr, they are working on the development of a rehabilitation center project for the military personnel. There are proposals from the winners of the architectural competition for students to choose from.

A mobile game for children, Agent 112, has been developed in the Zhytomyr Oblast. It was created by students of a university to teach children safety rules.

Criminalists of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Zhytomyr Oblast received a mobile DNA laboratory. The cost of the equipment is USD 330,000.

Chernihiv Oblast

During the day, russians fired mortars and tube artillery at two communities in the border areas of the Chernihiv Oblast.

In the Chernihiv maternity hospital, the facade and 42 rooms that were damaged during active hostilities in February-March 2022 have been repaired. At the same time, the number of women in labor has halved compared to the period before the full-scale war.

In Chernihiv, St. Nicholas will ride in trolleybuses and congratulate citizens on the holiday.

Sumy Oblast

At night, the Russian army shelled three communities of the Sumy Oblast, 10 explosions were recorded.

A former deputy head of one of the local communities was detained in the Sumy Oblast. According to law enforcement officers, the man collected data on Ukrainian military personnel and community leaders of the Sumy Oblast. He is suspected of high treason.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Shahed hits were recorded in Borova and Chuhuiv. A 41-year-old man sustained an explosive injury, and three houses were damaged. In Borova, the russians damaged a shop, private households, and a cultural center, which was destroyed by almost 70% as a result of russian drone strikes. There were two fires. It took almost six hours to extinguish the fire. In Chuhuiv, the russians hit an open area, damaging the windows and roofs in three buildings.

At least 20 settlements in the Bohodukhiv, Chuhuiv, and Kupiansk raions were under mortar and artillery fire during the day.

Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, and Pishchane were hit by air strikes.

The outpatient clinic in Kozacha Lopan was destroyed by russian artillery on December 5, and medical vehicles, a gas pipeline, and power lines were damaged. There is no communication or electricity in the village as a result of the shelling.

Former russian prisoners who signed contracts at the end of October are dying in battles in the Kupiansk sector.  

The defense forces repelled 10 russian attacks in the areas of Synkivka and Petropavlivka.

Donetsk Oblast

On December 4, the occupying army launched 15 strikes on the civilian population of the Donetsk Oblast.

Over the past day, two residents of the Donetsk Oblast were wounded by russian weapons.

Since February 24, 2022, the russians have killed 1,785 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast, and wounded another 4,362. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.

On December 4, the Ukrainian military repelled 68 attacks by russian invaders on the eastern section of the frontline.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion

In the Lysychansk sector, a house in Siversk was damaged, and eight shelling attacks on the Lyman community were registered.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

On December 4, the russian military shelled Avdiivka with artillery, two men were wounded by shrapnel. Shells of the russian occupiers hit the private sector of the city.

Three streets of Krasnohorivka were shelled in the Marinka community, the neighborhood of Soloviove in the Ocheretyne community. In the middle of the night, the russians fired fout rockets at Selidovo. Fout high-rise buildings and seven administrative buildings were hit.

At night, the russian occupiers launched a rocket attack on Selidovo with four S-300 missiles. They destroyed an educational institution, an apartment building and other buildings.

The search for a man and a woman who may be under the rubble of a three-story building continues in Novohrodivka. Work continues for the sixth day.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion

In the Horlivka direction of the Chasiv Yar community, three high-rise buildings were damaged. In the Toretsk community, the russians dropped a guided aerial bomb on Pivnichne. Six houses and two administrative buildings are damaged .

Near Bakhmut, the Ukrainian military destroys 80% of russian equipment that falls within the range of artillery and drones.

Volnovakha and Volnovakha Raion

In the Volnovakha direction, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka and Bohoyavlenka were under fire. There are no casualties.

Luhansk Oblast

In the temporarily occupied Luhansk Oblast, the russians are going to cut funding and have ordered local administrations to prepare or cut spending on their own.

The Security Service of Ukraine suspects the “acting head of the administration of Lysychansk luhansk peoples’ republic (lnr) ” and his “deputy” appointed by the occupiers in the collaborative activities. According to the agency, in the summer of 2023, the former director of the Melnikov mine and the head of the residential and operating office (zhek) No. 1 voluntarily took up these positions. These enterprises currently do not work because they were destroyed by representatives of the occupation administrations.

Southern oblasts 

Mykolaiv Oblast 

In the Mykolaiv Oblast, on the night of December 5, two russian drones of the “Shahed-136/131” type were shot down. The russian military also struck the water area and the town of Ochakiv of the Ochakiv community, as well as the open territory of the Bereznehuvate community.

In 2023, 34 knee and hip prostheses were installed for the residents of Mykolaiv under the city’s free prosthetics program, which operated in 2020-2022 and was renewed in the summer of 2023.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

russian military personnel struck 157 attacks on peaceful communities in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast: 21 settlements came under fire. Three reports were received about the destruction of residential buildings and infrastructure facilities. Civilians were not injured.

In Zaporizhzhia, air defense forces shot down a russian reconnaissance drone.

In the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the occupiers are looking for pro-Ukrainian residents of the Oblast through social networks. A resident of Melitopol was taken from her own house after a search. Allegedly for comments in the messenger.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the Defense Forces repelled all attacks by the russian military, which was trying to restore its lost position in the areas south of Robotyne.

Kherson Oblast

russian troops shelled the territory of the Kherson Oblast 89 times during the day. One person died, five were injured.

Yesterday, russian troops launched a missile attack on the Kherson Oblast and fired 490 projectiles on its territory. In Kherson, they hit a cinema, a kindergarten, an enterprise and a shelter for animals, as well as another enterprise in the Beryslav Raion.

21 rescuers worked to put out a fire that broke out at night due to a russian rocket hitting an inoperative cinema in Kherson.

At night in the sky over the Kherson Oblast, air defense units destroyed a drone of the “Shahed-131/136” type of the russian army.

Around nine in the morning, the russian army shelled the center of Kherson with artillery. As a result of the shelling, two people died and two were injured. There is also a hit in one of the medical facilities.

Four people were injured: two doctors, a midwife and an employee of one of the departments.

Ruslan Anisenko, a volunteer of the Spravzhni organization, died today as a result of early russian shelling.

Central oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

On December 4, the russian army launched rocket attacks on Kryvyi Rih, directed kamikaze drones and fired heavy artillery at the Nikopol Raion.

On the night of December 5, the anti-aircraft defense forces destroyed ten of the 17 “Shaheeds” used by russia to attack Ukraine.

Kirovohrad Oblast

In the city of Svitlovodsk, the Oleksandria Raion, the wife of the fallen soldier Vitalii Shapoval was presented with his Order “For Courage” of the 3rd degree. He was a participant in the Anti-Terrorist Operation and the Joint Forces Operation. On July 18, 2022, Vitalii was again called up to the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, where he served as a flamethrower operator. The soldier died in May 2023.

Already this day, the detachment of sappers from Kropyvnytskyi will replenish the ranks of the unified detachment of the State Emergency Service in Donbas, replacing their colleagues at the combat post.

A fair was held in the Oleksandria city community, during which money was collected for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The fair was held for two days. According to the results of the second day, UAH 26,379 was collected. This made it possible to purchase the car for defenders.

In the Popelnaste rural community, the Oleksandria Raion, during the charity event “With Ukraine in the Heart!”, UAH 68,591 was collected for a “buggy” car for the military.

In Kropyvnytskyi, Christmas trees were decorated in honor of hero cities, as well as military personnel and volunteers as part of the “The heart of the Kirovohrad Oblast is with you” campaign. The Christmas trees are dedicated to the hero cities of Ukraine, namely: Bucha, Chernihiv, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Volnovakha, Okhtyrka, Irpin, and Hostomel. Military families, internally displaced persons, youth, volunteers and other caring residents of the city joined the decorations.

Vinnytsia Oblast

On the occasion of International Volunteer Day, the Vinnytsia City Council awarded diplomas of honor to volunteer psychologists who work with military personnel undergoing treatment and rehabilitation at the Vinnytsia State Prosthetic and Orthopedic Enterprise.

Western Oblasts

Lviv Oblast

This night in the Lviv Oblast, the enemy attacked an infrastructure object with “Shahed” drones, there were hits. As a result of the night attack, a fire broke out, which was promptly extinguished by the workers. There are minor damages. There were no casualties or injuries.

American Craig Leslie has been volunteering at the Lviv railway station for eight months. He helps evacuees from the frontline regions, collects humanitarian aid, and also studies the Ukrainian language and writes a book about Ukraine.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

Air defense forces worked in the Khmelnytskyi Raion during the air alert. As of this time, there are no reports of casualties or infrastructure damage.

Chernivtsi Oblast

The Bukovinian soldiers received another batch of aid. The Chernivtsi community gave them pickup trucks, quadcopters, Starlink, winter clothes, vitamins, hygiene products, medicines, and food products.

A car that will help defenders recover faster: the hospital for war veterans received an ambulance from benefactors. The institution’s transport was provided by the non-governmental organization “The Case of Kolping in Ukraine”.

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

In the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, the deputy head of the “public chamber of the Luhansk people’s republic” who helped hold an illegal referendum on the occupied territory was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison.

Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian railways) opened the sale of a number of trains to the Carpathians from different directions of the country.

Last modified: 7 Грудня, 2023