The four hundred and fifty-fifth day (455) of large-scale armed aggression by the russian against our state continues. 


Northern oblasts

Kyiv Oblast

First Lady Olena Zelenska held a meeting with the winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, Iraqi human rights defender Nadia Murad, who arrived in Ukraine at the invitation of the President’s wife. They visited Borodianka together and discussed the importance of documenting the war crimes committed by the aggressor country in order to punish russian war criminals.

Zhytomyr Oblast

In Zhytomyr, the families of four fallen heroes were presented with Orders for Courage, 3rd Class. These are private Vasyl Honcharuk – a serviceman with the 95th Detached Airborne Assault Brigade of the Airborne Assault Forces, Soldier Roman Boyko – a serviceman with the air assault company of the 13th Detached Battalion of the Airborne Assault Forces, senior soldier Ruslan Moshkivskyi – the commander of the anti-tank unit of the fire support company of the 13th Detached Airborne Battalion, and soldier Viacheslav Chyhasov – senior gunner of the airborne assault detachment.

The city authorities of Zhytomyr presented gifts to the children of fallen Ukrainian defenders on the occasion of the Heroes’ Day. A hoodie, a silver pendant and a thermos with the emblem of the military branch and unit where their fathers served will remind them of their loved ones. This tradition was introduced in 2014.

The Zhytomyr rescuers received a 20 kW diesel-fueled generator from benefactors. The generator will provide power to the fire and rescue unit in case of emergency power outages in the raion. The humanitarian aid came from the Commonwealth of Ukraine Charitable Foundation.

Chernihiv Oblast

In the evening of May 22, russian troops shelled the border areas of the Chernihiv Oblast. There were no reports of casualties among the local population or damage to civilian infrastructure.

On May 23, russian troops again shelled the border of Chernihiv region. The Snovsk community came under fire. There were no reports of casualties among the local population or damage to civilian infrastructure.

Repair works of the destroyed bridge over the Desna River are underway in the Chernihiv Oblast. The surviving part of the bridge, where there is damage, will also be repaired. The work has already begun.

Sumy Oblast

During the day on May 22, the Bilopillia, Myropillia, Yunakivka, Nova Sloboda, and Velyka Pysarivka communities came under fire from russia. One person was wounded, a private house and a car were damaged.

In the villages of the Velyka Pysarivka community in the Sumy Oblast, a regular social bus service was temporarily stopped due to the shelling by russia. The shelling continued throughout the night and morning.

On the morning of May 23, the russian military shelled the border areas of the Sumy Oblast 6 times, there were 29 explosions. The Velyka Pysarivka and Shalyhyne came under fire. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties among the local population or damage to civilian infrastructure.

Due to the shelling by russia, 6 settlements of the Bilopillia Raion (717 consumers) and 9 settlements of the Velyka Pysarivka Raion(1,123 consumers) were de-energized in the Sumy Oblast. As a result of the night shelling of the Sumy Raion, four settlements (602 consumers) remained without power supply. This was reported by JSC Sumyoblenergo.

Eastern regions

Kharkiv Oblast

Over the past day, the enemy massively shelled the settlements in the Kharkiv, Kupiansk, Izium, and Chuhuiv raions with tube artillery, MLRS and missile weapons.

The shelling of Kupiansk with multiple rocket launchers damaged at least 14 private residential buildings and outbuildings, and caused fires. Two women, aged 76 and 53, and a 35-year-old civilian man were wounded. All the victims were hospitalized.

The enemy fired two 2 S-300 missiles at the area of the village of Viazove, Kharkiv Raion. Both missiles hit an open area in the field. There were no casualties or damage.

Mine clearance is underway. Over the past day, pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service inspected 9.8 hectares of territory and defused 59 explosive devices.

Donetsk Oblast

Over the past day, the russian army shelled 12 towns and villages of the Donetsk Oblast. The police documented 35 war crimes committed by the aggressor country.

In just 24 hours, russians killed 1 resident of the Donetsk Oblast and wounded 5 more people.

Since the beginning of the full-scale war, russian weapons have taken the lives of 1,529 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast and wounded 3,573 others. The number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion

One house was damaged in the village of Mykolaivka, Kostiantynivka community.

In the Lysychansk sector, 2 houses were destroyed in Verkhniokamianske and 1 in Zvanivka, and 2 more houses were damaged in Torske of the Lyman community.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

In the Avdiivka sector, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the areas of Novokalynove, Severne, Vodiane, and Pervomaiske. At least two people were wounded as a result of an air strike on Avdiivka. The city was shelled 15 times. Today, more than 1,700 people still remain in the city, although there are opportunities and means for evacuation.

Numerous enemy attacks in the Maryinka sector were repelled in the vicinity of the town of Maryinka. The nearby village of Pobeda also came under hostile fire. Shelling attacks on Maryinka, Maksymilianivka, and Heorhiivka were recorded. The enemy also shelled the Kurakhove community with Uragan MLRS, causing no casualties.

American pilot and volunteer Mark Lindquist arrived in Pokrovsk. He came to launch a humanitarian podcast about the history of the people of Ukraine, entitled “Everything Ukraine”. Besides, he plans to raise 1 million dollars online for the needs of Ukraine.

The Pokrovsk territorial community has once again received humanitarian aid from the Proliska NGO. Three trucks arrived there carrying sleeping sets and hygiene kits, bed linen, kitchen utensils and other items.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Oblast

One person died and one was injured in New York. A house was damaged in the town. In the Chasiv Yar community, two high-rise buildings and two private houses were damaged. In the Soledar community, two houses were destroyed in Nykyforivka.

This morning, the russians struck Toretsk. Fortunately, there were no casualties. The school in which the Point of Invincibility is located, the annex to the temple and high-rise buildings within a radius of 100 meters from the epicenter were damaged. Toretsk was subjected to numerous artillery fire. According to preliminary information, the enemy also used air bombs. Rescuers and the police are working at the scene of the crash.

Volnovakha and Volnovakha Raion

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the positions of the Defense Forces near the Vuhledar-Marinka defense strip and awarded the military personnel for Marine Corps Day.


France is ready to join the “Mariupol Reborn” city revival plan. This was stated by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Ukraine, Etienne de Ponsin, during a meeting with the Mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boychenko. Mariupol will be able to receive expert support from French cities in the development of infrastructure and coastal areas.

Southern oblasts

Mykolaiv Oblast

On the night of May 23, in the Mykolaiv Oblast, the forces and means of air defense of the “Southern” air command destroyed two enemy “Shahed-136/131” attack UAVs.

Yesterday, the enemy carried out artillery fire on the water area of ​​the Ochakiv community. There is no injuries or damage.

In Mykolaiv, the Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtansk raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

During the past day, May 22, the russian military shelled 20 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Aviation, artillery, anti-aircraft missiles and drones were used.

The so-called “primary elections” began in the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. 780 collaborators and russians claim the seats of “deputies to local councils and the Kremlin State Duma.”

The abbot of the monastery from the temporarily occupied Melitopol of the Zaporizhia Oblast, which is part of the Zaporizhia diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, was informed of suspicion of collaborative activities

From the museum of temporarily occupied Berdiansk, the russians take out paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky and Arkhip Kuindzhi.

Odesa Oblast

Odesa Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov met with representatives of the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine. The goal is energy security of the city. The participants finalized the plan of work on the protection of critical infrastructure, which will be implemented already this year.

Kherson Oblast

Over the past day, the russian army attacked the Kherson Oblast 61 times. They hit Kherson six times. Shells hit residential quarters, a factory in Kherson and an enterprise in the Beryslav Raion. One resident of the Oblast died, three were injured.

Yesterday, the russian aviation once again dropped bombs on Beryslav. As a result of airstrikes and shelling in the city, a granary, a gas station, the territory of an enterprise, residential buildings and farm buildings were damaged. In total, on May 22, the russian army attacked six communities of the Beryslav Raion. One person was injured.

On the night of May 23, the russian military once again struck Kherson and Antonivka. In addition, the russian army shelled the island and coastal areas. There are no dead or injured.

Today, the russian military fired on a brigade of energy workers that went to repair a high-voltage line in the Bilozerka community. There are no injured.

During the day, Ukrainian aviators carried out eight strikes on russian military concentration areas and two anti-aircraft missile complexes. Four Kh-101/Kh-555 air-launched cruise missiles and a russian Mi-24 attack helicopter, 23 Shahed attack drones and nine reconnaissance drones were destroyed.

Rockets and gunners struck four control points, three areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, four ammunition depots, 11 artillery pieces, a radar station and three electronic warfare stations of the russian army.

The German company handed over two 250 kVA transformers to the Kherson Vodokanal. They will allow the enterprise to work without interruption in the conditions of constant attacks by russian troops on the objects of the city’s civil infrastructure.

Central oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

The enemy has hit the Nikopol Raion twice with heavy artillery. Shells flew to the communities of Marganets and Chervonohryhorivka. People were not injured.

In the intervals between the battles, in close proximity to the enemy, the paratroopers of the 25th Separate Sicheslav Airborne Brigade were awarded. The commander of the military unit, Lt. Col. Yevhen Lasiychuk, presented the well-deserved awards to the soldiers.

Since the beginning of May, Ukrainian air defense has destroyed 43 drones and 19 cruise missiles over the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Victory Alley appeared in Heroes’ Square in Dnipro. Adults (mostly war participants) and children planted sakura. The event was dedicated to the Ukrainian Day of Heroes.

A charity fair was held in Dnipro to raise funds for the Armed Forces. The event was attended by 40 local entrepreneurs and craftsmen who put their products on sale. The raised money will be used to purchase a car for the 67th brigade.

Cherkasy Oblast

The Security Service of Ukraine caught a russian spy “red handed” in Cherkasy. He collected data on the locations and movements of the Ukrainian military and air defense systems. It is known that the suspect came under the guise of an IDP from the occupied Kherson Oblast. An agent of the aggressor state was detained while filming objects in Cherkasy. He is currently being held in custody.

Today, for the first time, a police bicycle patrol went on duty in Cherkasy. It will patrol the recreation areas.

Kirovohrad Oblast

Ihor Reznik, a soldier from Oboznivka (the village in the Katerynivka community, the Kropyvnytskyi Raion), received the “Golden Cross” badge from the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi. It is awarded to privates and sergeants for the successful performance of combat missions.

It is planned to create additional sub-divisions of fire technicians in the Kirovohrad Oblast, which will work on demining Ukraine. Until 2014, there were 3 fire-technical units in combat readiness. Currently, there are 6 such departments working in the oblast – that’s 32 people. It is planned to create additional subdivisions consisting of 47 people.

Plastic bottle caps will be collected in Oleksandria to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This is how locals joined the All-Ukrainian mega collection within the framework of the “Plastic Saves Life” campaign. The goal is to collect 3 million plastic caps as soon as possible and buy drones for defenders.

Poltava Oblast

In Poltava, a petition was created for the daily honoring of the Ukrainian military. Its author demands that every morning at 8:50, 10 minutes before the national moment of silence, photos of all the fallen heroes of the city and raions of the Poltava Oblast be broadcast on the screen near the Kotliarevskyi cinema.

The Center for Culture and Leisure invites residents of Poltava to the report concert “Keys to Creativity”. Theatrical play-concert will reveal the lives of artists, behind-the-scenes secrets and show what adventures managers sometimes go to in order to achieve their goals. Entrance ticket – a free donation in the amount of UAH 50 or more for the purchase of Starlink and walkie-talkies for the 22nd separate battalion of the Presidential Regiment.

Western Oblasts

Chernivtsi Oblast

The issue of freedom of conscience and religion in the territory of Bukovyna was discussed during a meeting between the leadership of the Chernivtsi Oblast Council and the Consul General of Romania in Chernivtsi, Iryna Loredana Stanculescu. They also considered the ways of cooperation regarding the restoration of Romanian historical monuments and burials in the territory of the oblast, participation in joint charity events and projects.

Today, on the Central Square of Chernivtsi, the memory of the Heroes was commemorated on the initiative of the public organizations “Maidan” and “Bukovyna Commandery”, with the support of the city and oblast authorities. “My soul belongs to God, life belongs to Ukraine, honor belongs to myself!” Such words are engraved on the memorial bas-relief of Peter Kovaliuk, which was opened in Vyzhnytsia. Teacher of history and the subject “Defense of Ukraine” at the Vyzhnytsia Defense Lyceum, Honored Teacher of Ukraine, commander of the fire support company of the 93rd battalion of the 107th ground-defense brigade, he died on January 11, 2023 while performing a combat mission.

Volunteers from the Rukshyn community once again delivered aid to the front line: ZIL 131 and a repaired SUV went to the Bakhmut direction. The transport was handed over to the 1st mountain-assault company of the 109th separate mountain-assault battalion of the 10th SMAB “Edelweiss”.

Mykhailo Zhar, the abbot of the Holy Ascension Men’s Monastery of the Chernivtsi-Bukovyna Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, was declared a suspect in inciting inter-religious enmity. According to the information of the Security Service of Ukraine and the National Police, he offended the religious feelings of the faithful of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and provoked the aggravation of the internal situation in the region.

Zakarpattia Oblast

Consul General of the Slovak Republic in Uzhhorod Pavol Panis, adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Maksym Kutsyi, diplomats and management of Zakarpattia Oblast Military Administration arrived to check how the “eCherga” system works at all automobile checkpoints in Ukraine.

The representatives of the Slovak side expressed their satisfaction with the implementation of “eCherga” at the joint checkpoint “Uzhhorod – Vyšné Nemecké”, and also shared their own experience in reducing the time required for registration of heavy vehicles when crossing the border.

The coat of arms of Zakarpattia Oblast will appear on the chevrons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The corresponding draft decision was considered at the meeting of the profile standing commission of the Zakarpattia Oblast Council. This is about granting permission to use the image of the coat of arms of the Zakarpattia Oblast for the unit A 4805 of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“Your blood can fight” – the blood donation month has started in Uzhhorod. Blood from the oblast transfusion station is sent to medical institutions of the city and oblast, and for the wounded to the front line.

The social photo exhibition “Happiness” by photo artist Catherine Kish will be held in Uzhhorod. Viewers will be able to familiarize themselves with the social problems highlighted by the author in her photos in the format of storytelling. She raises the topic of environmental pollution, loneliness in the modern world and overcoming soviet stereotypes, ageism and self-realization, regardless of age. The actors of the playback theater, the participants of which are IDPs, take part in the program.

Last modified: 24 Травня, 2023