The four hundred and forty-sixth day (446) of large-scale armed aggression by the russian against our state continues. 


Northern Oblasts


Two veterans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will overcome the 120-kilometer charity marathon “Born from the Flame” on foot with prostheses. They want to collect over 3.5 million UAH to buy a gastroscope for a military hospital in Kyiv.

The capital authorities are considering dismantling the Pushkin monument on Shuliavka. A corresponding petition calling for the immediate removal of the monument gathered the required number of signatures in less than a week. The electronic appeal has already been submitted for consideration by the metropolitan authorities.

Kyiv Oblast

Today, May 15, units of the State Emergency Service carried out the liquidation of explosive objects in the Vyshgorod raion. Therefore, the sounds of explosions were heard in some communities of the oblast.

A strong fire broke out in the Vyshgorod raion of the Kyiv Oblast. The fire broke out on the border of the Klavdievsky and Sviatoshyn forests approximately near the Moschunka River – this is the territory of self-forested lands. The forest floor is burning. The area and cause of the fire are not yet known. Rescuers are trying to reach the place where the fire broke out.

Pupils of Buchansky Lyceum No. 9 in Kyiv Oblast collected 152,000 hryvnias at a charity fair. Part of this money was spent on the purchase of Mavic 3 FMC quadcopters. “Ptashka” has already been handed over to the military intelligence service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Zhytomyr Oblast

In Zhytomyr Oblast, counterintelligence and SSU investigators collected evidence of the guilt of another enemy henchman.

The combatant as part of the “Sparta” reconnaissance battalion took an active part in combat operations against Ukraine since 2014. It was established that for the sake of material enrichment, the native of Bakhmutchyna “sworn loyalty” to the “people’s militia of the DPR” at the age of 23. As a scout, he directly participated in battles with the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donetsk Oblast. Currently, the attacker is hiding in a territory temporarily not under the control of the Ukrainian authorities.

In Zvyagel, they are looking for housing for migrants from Donetsk Oblast, who are currently temporarily living in a kindergarten. Representatives of the city authorities appealed to local residents to provide houses for free or rent.

Zhytomyr paratrooper Ilya Yarosh presented his first book “Romantic Redoubts”. From the summer of 2022, he is in the Armed Forces. The paratrooper is fond of writing poems. He continued to create during his service. 

Chernihiv Oblast

On the morning of May 15, the russians again shelled the village of Yeline, which is in the Snovska community. The shells hit residential buildings and damaged the electricity supply. Rescuers are working on the spot. A total of 16 mortar rounds were recorded around seven o’clock in the morning. As a result of the shelling, a forest massif caught fire, as well as a fire in one of the residential buildings. The transformer substation was also destroyed.

As a result of the shelling, four villages of Novgorod-Siversky raion are without electricity and partially without gas.

Sumy Oblast

On the morning of May 15, one mortar shelling of the Bilopillya community was recorded, and there were 7 explosions. There was no information about casualties and damage.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

The russian carried out airstrikes in the areas of Vilshanaya and Kislivka and also shelled at least 11 settlements in the Kharkiv Oblast with artillery and mortars.

A man and a woman were detained in Vovchansk, who was suspected of transmitting data about the bases of the Defense Forces, the consequences of hits, and adjusting the fire of the russian.

The Lozova community was visited by a volunteer from the USA, Brock Bierman. He came to Lozova to assess the volume of needs after the rocket attacks of the russian. This is his 12th visit to Ukraine: he brings humanitarian aid and helps rebuild facilities destroyed by russian missiles.

In Kharkiv, for the first time, doctors installed a bioprosthesis on a dog that was injured during russian shelling. Her paw was amputated at the Saltivsk Vet Clinic.

In the Zolochiv community, the discussion on renaming toponyms related to the russian has ended. About 10,000 residents took part in the voting. The village council received the largest number of proposals for renaming toponyms in honor of the fallen defenders.

Donetsk Oblast

On May 14, the russians injured 7 residents of Donetsk Oblast: 3 in Kostyantynivka, 3 in Kurakhovo and 1 in Druzhkivka.

Since February 24, 2022, the russians have killed 1,509 civilians of Donetsk Oblast, wounded another 3,527. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.

The SSI reported in absentia the suspicion of treason to 23 residents of settlements in the Donetsk Oblast. Former law enforcement officers began working for the occupation authorities and received positions in the so-called “interior ministry” of the DNR. The suspects carried out filtering measures in the territory of the Illichivskyi, Primorskyi, and Zhovtnevy raions of the temporarily occupied Mariupol, and searched for patriotic citizens, as well as relatives of police officers.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion

On May 14, the russian army hit Kostyantynivka with “Iskanders” and Kramatorsk with rockets. They also fired from MSWs and artillery at populated areas of Donetsk Oblast.

In Kostyantynivka, 2 people were injured, 10 private houses, 7 high-rise buildings and a school were damaged.

1 person was injured in the Lysychansk direction and 1 house was destroyed in Siversk. 18 shellings of the Limansk community were recorded — without casualties or destruction.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion

In the Donetsk direction, 3 people were injured in Kurakhovo — 7 high-rise buildings were damaged in the city. On the territory of the community, Ostrivske, Vovchenka and Girnyk were also shelled. Avdiyivka was shelled from Hrad at night, and Maryinka and Georgiyvka were also shelled.

On the morning of May 15, russian troops launched an air missile attack on Avdiyivka. Rockets hit the hospital where people were hiding. According to preliminary information, it was an X-59 missile. As of 17:00, four dead civilians are known. Rescue and search operations are ongoing.

Residents of the Pokrovsk community received 1,440 humanitarian kits from the American organization Global Empowerment Mission. Each package contains cereals, pasta, canned goods, personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, wet wipes, etc.). This is not the first time that the Pokrovsk community cooperates with the American organization GEM and its partners.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion

In the direction of Bakhmut, russian troops continue their offensive. Heavy fighting continues for the city of Bakhmut. The russian army is moving assault troops to the outskirts of the city.

5 houses were damaged in the Toretsk community: 2 in Pivnichne and 3 in Druzhba. 3 houses were damaged in the Chasiv Yar community.

In the Bakhmut direction of the front, border guards shot down two drones of the russian military in the morning. They were «landed» with the help of anti-drone guns.

Volnovakha and Volnovakha raion

In the Volnovakha direction, Prechistivka of the Vugledar community, Burlatske and Shevchenko of the Komar community came under fire.

Luhansk Oblast

On the morning of May 15, explosions rang out in occupied Luhansk. According to reports from residents of the occupied city, smoke is visible from the side of the former Luhansk Military Aviation School of Navigators. The leader of the occupiers in the so-called «LPR» Leonid Pasichnik declares the attack. The explosion went off in the very center of the city, there are victims.

In Rubizhne, the occupiers do not repair the houses damaged by shelling and do not dismantle the rubble under which people’s bodies remain.

Southern Oblasts

Mykolayiv Oblast

On May 14, russian troops carried out artillery and mortar attacks on populated areas of the Ochakiv community and the Ochakiv water area in the Mykolayiv Oblast. There are no casualties or injuries. Also, on May 14, the russian army shelled the Snigurivka community. Hits were recorded on the outskirts of the settlement. There were no injured.

In the Mykolayiv Oblast, up to 400 beekeepers were injured as a result of the hostilities, data are still being collected. As of May 15, the death of about three thousand bee families was recorded, with an average of 20,000 insects in one. We are talking about the south of the Oblast and the Voznesensk raion.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

During the past day, May 14, the russian military shelled 19 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. In particular, they carried out three airstrikes, attacked three times with anti-aircraft missiles and once with UAVs, and used artillery 77 times.

Yesterday, the russian army shelled the front-line Prymorske in Zaporizhzhia. As a result of the shelling, a man died, and 5 more people were injured. Among them is a 7-year-old girl.

Today, May 15, russian troops shelled Gulyaipole, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Currently, it is known about the destruction of the administrative institution and the store. Information about the victims is being verified.

On May 15, explosions rang out in the temporarily occupied Tokmak of the Zaporizhia Oblast. The information is being clarified.

In the South of Ukraine, in particular, in the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, more than 150,000 occupiers remain, preparing for defense.

Odesa Oblast

There are six russian ships on duty in the Black Sea, among which there are no missile carriers.

In Odesa, near the Akkerman fortress, a photo exhibition was opened with pictures of border guards who are on duty at the border, at the front, or spending time with their relatives. 

Kherson Oblast

On May 14, russian troops shelled Kherson Oblast 86 times with heavy artillery, tanks, drones, and aircraft. Kherson was beaten four times. Shells hit residential quarters. Six people died, three were injured.

Yesterday, the russian army carried out airstrikes in the areas of Kizomys and Stanislav in the Kherson Oblast. It shelled Zolota Balka, Vesele, Lvove, Antonivka, Dniprovske and Kherson with various types of weapons.

Over the past 24 hours, russian troops have carried out 17 strikes on the Kherson community. They attacked Antonivka, Prydniprovske, Zymivnyk, Korabelnyi district of the Kherson, island and coastal areas. As a result of the shelling, one person was injured.

In the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson Oblast, the army of the russian federation is trying to make up for losses in manpower through forced mobilization. The military of the russian federation detain men who have taken russian passports and demand bribes from them for the «delay». For refusal, they are sent to field camps for accelerated general military training. After that, the «mobilized» are transferred to front-line settlements.

A tractor blew up on a russian mine near the village of Tomaryne, Beryslav community. A 53-year-old man suffered head and arm injuries. His condition is stable.

During the day, sappers defused 95 explosive objects in de-occupied settlements of the Kherson Oblast. Pyrotechnicians examined 12 households.

In the Kherson Oblast, in the area of ​​the Skadovsk raion, the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed three russian drones, 10 military personnel, five boats, a tank, and seven units of engineering and armored vehicles.

Volunteers from Kherson are collecting money for 50 kevlar helmets for employees of the city’s utility companies to protect them from shelling.

An exhibition of children’s drawings from the Kherson Oblast will be held in Florence, Italy. Children were offered to compare people with birds. Many pictures came from children from the Oblast.

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

Yesterday evening, the russian military twice directed heavy artillery at the Marganets community in the Nikopol raion. 7 private houses, outbuildings, fences, cars were damaged. Two power lines were cut. Two people were injured and hospitalized.

The government will direct another 118 million hryvnias to the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Funds will go to 43 communities. Among them are those that constantly suffer from enemy shelling. Which needs should be «closed» first will be decided on the spot.

The Novopokrovska community is among the winners of the Victory Gardens project and will receive UAH 250 thousand. The community gardens are used for planting vegetables. The community also raises chickens and plants fruit trees as part of the Victory Gardens initiative. The harvested produce will be partially processed into canned food and “dry borscht.”

Residents of the Sobornyi district continue to actively participate in clean-ups as part of the citywide campaigns #CleanDnipro and #Dnipro_blooming.

Dmytro Chernyshov, coordinator of the Active Community in Dnipro, held a “School of Young Politician” for students of grades 9-11. It was organized by the International Republican Institute. The focus was on media activities in Ukraine, their impact on the political situation and successful political campaigns in the media. The day before, Iryna Fedoriv, a journalist of the CHESNO movement, worked with the students and taught them public speaking skills.

Cherkasy Oblast

Andriy Kaznachey, a soldier from Chyhyryn Raion, was awarded by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhnyi. The defender was awarded the Golden Cross for successful combat missions.

A memorial plaque in honor of fallen soldier Serhiy Tabachko was unveiled in the village of Boyarka, Lysianske community. It was placed on the facade of the Boyarka Lyceum, where he studied and worked before being called up for military service. The defender fought in the 58th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky as a soldier of the machine gun squad. The Hero died in February 2023 in eastern Ukraine. Photo by

An exhibition “War has a female face” was organized in Cherkasy on Mother’s Day. The photos show portraits of female soldiers of the 118th Brigade. The author is a famous photographer Harry Efimov.

Kirovohrad Oblast

In January 2023, a resident of the Oleksandriia Raion in the Kirovohrad Oblast filmed and posted on social media a video of the movement of Armed Forces military equipment in the Cherkasy Oblast. The suspect posted the video on TikTok, which was viewed by more than 500,000 users and shared on russian social media. He faces up to eight years in prison.

A charity fair “Preschool Family Helps Armed Forces Family” was held in Kropyvnytskyi. The event was timed to coincide with the World Family Day. The organizers of the charity event, the Doshklyuchyatko Child Development Center, plan to raise 23 thousand and hand them over to volunteers for further use.

Western Oblasts

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

The Ivano-Frankivsk community will receive UAH 60 thousand for the construction of monuments to fallen soldiers. The money will be given to the families of fallen soldiers from the Ivano-Frankivsk community and those buried on its territory.

Investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk served a notice of suspicion to a resident of Starobilsk, Luhansk Oblast, who headed a “pension fund” after the occupation.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

SBU officers exposed a resident of Khmelnytskyi who, according to the pre-trial investigation, justified russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine on social media. The woman has already been served a notice of suspicion.

On May 14, railroad workers completed the repair of the tracks that were damaged by the russian attack. However, trains traveling through the Podillia region continue to run detours until they receive security clearance from the military administration.

Chernivtsi Oblast

An Alley of Glory in memory of the fallen defenders of Ukraine was opened in Novoselytsia. Portraits with the names of seventeen soldiers of the community were placed near the city park. The opening of the alley was attended by relatives and friends of the fallen heroes, representatives of the authorities, and the public.

The parents of David Pinchuk, a hero killed in the war, donated more than half a million hryvnias worth of equipment to his native school. They did this in memory of their son and to give other children more opportunities for learning and development. As a result, the computer lab of the Zarohianskyi Lyceum received 10 brand new computers, five laptops, a multimedia projector, a screen, and a color printer.

Stanislav Puzdriak, a filmmaker from Chernivtsi, made a documentary called The Defender of Mariupol. The film tells the story of Roman Horodensky, a marine from Odesa who lost an arm and a leg and survived captivity. The film will be premiered on May 19.

Zakarpattia Oblast

Zakarpattia Regional Military Administration held a meeting with the families of missing defenders. They discussed the peculiarities of social protection of families, the work of the Unified Register of Persons Missing in Special Circumstances, the functioning of support hotlines, the provision of free legal and psychological assistance, and exchanged personal contacts.

The city plein air “Spring Uzhhorod” was held in the regional center on Nezalezhnist embankment. The participants of the plein air were artists of the creative union “Association of Professional Artists of Transcarpathia” and teachers and students of the fine arts department of the Uzhhorod School of Arts. They painted cityscapes and historical sites, cultural heritage objects and picturesque surroundings of the city.

Last modified: 16 Травня, 2023