The four hundred and fifty-sixth day (456) of large-scale armed aggression by the russian against our state continues. 


Northern regions


British Defense Minister Ben Wallace arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced visit. He met with Ukraine’s Defense Minister. The two ministers discussed the transfer of long-range Storm Shadow missiles, the training of the Ukrainian military, the priorities for armaments for the victory of Ukraine.

After the of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Staff meeting, President Zelenskyy announced that Ukraine had started work on a concept for the development of aviation “taking into account the transition to new types of aircraft.”

In Kyiv, the Security Service neutralized the subversive activities of another anti-Ukrainian religious blogger was spreading Kremlin narratives and organizing paid “protest actions.” The person involved is the deputy head of the pro-russian organization “Yedinoye otechestvo” (United Fatherland) and a member of the religious and political organization of the russian Orthodox Church – the Union of Orthodox Brotherhoods of Ukraine. The perpetrator faces up to 8 years in prison.

On May 24 and 25, in the Brovary Raion of the Kyiv Oblast, filtration measures to check citizens and vehicles at checkpoints were intensified. Citizens are required to have identification documents and documents for the vehicle.

In Kyiv, the water level in the Dnipro River decreased by 6 cm. This year’s flood has already passed for the capital without causing significant damage to the city.

Kyiv Oblast

On May 24, technological works were carried out at the Shamraivske granite deposit to the accompaniment of explosions.

The latest video surveillance system with face recognition function is being introduced in the Kyiv Oblast. In total, 1,229 video surveillance cameras were purchased with funds allocated from the oblast budget.

In Bucha, they rebuilt Vokzalna Street, where a column of russian tanks was smashed last year. They also repaired power poles, utility lines, road surfaces, as well as 110 houses. Twelve completely destroyed houses were rebuilt from scratch.

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation will build a new state-of-the-art police station in Borodianka. The community is currently dismantling the old building, which was destroyed by the russian occupiers in the spring of 2022.

Zhytomyr Oblast

Three servicemen from the Zhytomyr Raion were posthumously awarded the Order of Courage, 3rd Class, by a Presidential Decree. The head of the Zhytomyr Raion Military Administration presented these state awards to the relatives of Dmytro Pryshchepa from the village of Levkiv in the Hlybochytsia community, Oleksandr Pastushenko from the village of Velyka Horbasha in the Cherniakhiv community, and Volodymyr Pavlenko from the village of Pavlenkivka in the Novohuivynske community.

Another tank will appear in Zhytomyr near the monument of glory. It was presented to the city by the command of the airborne assault troops. This item of military equipment will be installed next to the T-34 tank that was moved from Victory Square in May last year. This will be the beginning of the alley of military equipment.

In Zhytomyr, it is planned to cut down trees at one of the city cemeteries and also on a plot of land for the construction of housing for IDPs. This decision was made during a meeting of the executive committee.

Chernihiv Oblast

This morning, russian troops shelled two border communities in the Chernihiv Oblast with tube artillery and mortars. No damage was reported.

Fencing, road signs, materials for protective structures: almost 20 million were allocated from the city budget for the defense of Chernihiv. The relevant amendments to the budget of the Chernihiv city territorial community for 2023 were approved at a meeting of the executive committee.

Sumy Oblast

At night, the russian military shelled the Khotyn community with mortars and multiple rocket launchers. According to preliminary information, without consequences.

In Putyvl, Sumy Oblast, more than 2,000 consumers were left without electricity due to shelling by russia.

In the morning, the russian military shelled the village of Buniakyne in the Nova Sloboda community in the Sumy Oblast. There is no information about injuries or damage.

Russians launched a missile attack on the territory of the Velyka Pysarivka community in the Sumy Oblast. There were no injuries or damage.

Russians carried out an airstrike on a kindergarten in the border community of Yunakivka. There is no information about casualties.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

In the Kupiansk sector of the front, the russian army used aircraft to carry out strikes in the vicinity of Kyslivka and Kotliarivka, which are about 30 km from Kupiansk, and tried to launch an offensive in the area of Masiutivka.

On the night of May 24, the russian army attacked the Velykyi Burluk community with Shahed kamikaze drones. In the village of Ploske, a school building, a house of culture and office premises were on fire.

Last night, the russian military launched six Shahed drones at the Kupiansk Raion.

This morning, the russian military attacked the village of Odnorobivka in Kharkiv region with two aerial bombs: no one was injured, but people were left without gas.

In the Izium Raion, a man picked up a mine that exploded in his hands. The injured man lost fingers on his right hand.

Donetsk Oblast

Over the past day, russian troops shelled 10 settlements in the Donetsk Oblast with aircraft, Grad and Uragan MLRS, artillery, tanks, and mortars.

On May 23, russians wounded 11 residents of the Donetsk Oblast: 5 in Toretsk, 3 in Avdiivka, 1 in Kostiantynivka, one in Novodmytrivka, and 1 in Mykolaivka.

In total, since February 24, 2022, russian weapons have killed 1,529 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast and wounded another 3,584. The number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion

In Kostiantynivka, one person was injured and three houses were damaged. Also, on the territory of the community in Mykolaivka, one person was injured and an administrative building was damaged. In Novodmytrivka one person was injured and three houses were damaged.

In the Lysychansk direction, a house in Torske and three houses in Yampil of the Lyman community were damaged. Siversk was under fire.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

Yesterday, russian troops carried out ten airstrikes on Avdiivka. Some apartment buildings and a factory were destroyed. Three people were injured. Under the rubble of the 9-story building destroyed on May 23, 2023, there are two people who do not show signs of life.

Shelling of Marinka and Heorhiivka was recorded.

In the morning of May 24, the russian military carried out several massive strikes on Avdiivka, and two airstrikes with unguided missiles were also recorded.

On February 11, 2023, a large-scale evacuation of children and families from Bakhmut began. The Pokrovsk community placed most of these people in a shelter and provided them with everything they needed. The Pokrovsk authorities met with representatives of the Bakhmut city council and discussed issues related to the organization and coordination of evacuation measures, the possibility of concluding a memorandum on further cooperation.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion

The russian army sent two FAB-250 guided aerial bombs to Toretsk. A child born in 2020 received head and arm injuries. Her parents have moderate injuries. In total, five people were injured in the community during the day. Seven high-rise buildings, three private houses, two administrative buildings, a school, a palace of culture and a temple building were damaged.

As of the morning of May 24, fighting continues for Bakhmut. During the past day, the russian military advanced unsuccessfully in the direction of Khromove and carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Bila Hora, Ozarianivka, and Toretsk.

This afternoon, a child born in 2008 was injured by shelling from russian troops in New York of the Donetsk Oblast.

Luhansk Oblast

Stelmakhivka, Nevske and Bilohorivka were subjected to artillery and mortar shelling on the last day.

An airstrike was carried out in Bilohorivka, the hospital in Bilovodsk is full of seriously wounded occupiers. The russians have already spent more than 1.4 million rubles on the so-called medical examinations of Ukrainian children.

The occupiers in the Svativ Raion hanged a man with a pro-Ukrainian position. He was tortured during interrogations, and then executed in his native village Nizhnia Duvanka.

Three firemen from Sievierodonetsk, who started working in fire departments under the occupation authorities, were informed of suspicion of treason. They face life imprisonment.


A man will be tried for the failed sabotage at the Kurakhove TPP and his work in the occupation police of Mariupol. He faces life imprisonment on charges of treason and sabotage.

Residents of Mariupol continue to live in dilapidated houses. After “repairs”, people are left with cracked and broken walls.

South Korea will help rebuild Mariupol after deoccupation. The Deputy Mayor of Mariupol, Serhii Zakharov, signed a Memorandum of Intentions to restore Mariupol after de-occupation with the Korean Sambu construction company. It undertakes to build bridges, roads and housing in Mariupol. Among its works are the construction of dams, theaters, official institutions, buildings, power plants, and a radio station.

The Mariupol Drama Theater presented a play about the war experience. The troupe continues its activities in Zakarpattia. The performance “Stunned Tetiana” became the sixth premiere since the theater reopened. It was created based on the main plays of the Georgian playwright Lasha Bugadze, which tells the story of people trying to deal with the consequences of war.

Southern oblasts

Mykolaiv Oblast

On May 23, russian troops struck Ochakiv with artillery four times. One person was injured. Private houses, cars, infrastructure facilities, as well as gas and electricity lines, Internet networks were damaged and partially destroyed.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented “Mykolaivoblteploenergo” with a modern emergency repair vehicle for seven million hryvnias. The car is equipped with everything necessary for the repair and maintenance of heating lines.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

During the past day, May 23, the russian military shelled 23 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast: three times it struck from the air force, seven times it attacked from drones, and 92 times it used artillery. Private houses and apartments were destroyed.

People are not allowed to go to polyclinics and hospitals, are not given wages and social assistance, are threatened and harassed. This is how the occupiers force citizens to obtain a russian passport in the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

The prosecutors referred to the court an indictment on the fact of collaborative activity against a 33-year-old resident of Melitopol, who headed a school in the temporarily occupied city, where he implemented the standards of russian education. According to the investigation, the man does not have a professional pedagogical education.

Odesa Oblast

The russian military deployed the frigate “Admiral Makarov” with eight “Kalibr” missiles to the Black Sea on combat duty. People are asked to be alert for air alarms.

In Odesa, during the week, 548 residents of the Luhansk Oblast received food in a hub for internally displaced people. Legal and psychological consultations are also provided there every day.

In the city of Chornomorsk in the Odesa Oblast, the ban on swimming in the sea will remain this year, as there are no breakwaters on which mine nets can be installed.

The participants of the meeting of the Historical and Toponymic Commission formed the micro-districts of “Prominent Ukrainian Figures” and “Industrialnyi”. Particular attention was paid to proposals to name squares, streets and parks in honor of prominent residents of Odesa and Ukrainian figures whose life path was connected with Odessa. The deputies of the Odesa City Council will make the final decision on renaming.

Kherson Oblast

Over the past day, the russian military shelled Kherson Oblast 64 times, including Kherson – 11 times. The enemy fired from heavy artillery, “Grad” multiple launch rocket systems, tanks and drones. Hits were recorded in residential quarters and objects of social infrastructure in the Beryslav Raion. Two people died, three were injured.

On the night of May 24, the russian army shelled the Korabelnyi district of Kherson. There were no casualties or injuries.

As a result of night shelling by the russian army, four fires broke out in Antonivka. Two residential buildings and two farm buildings were on fire. Rescuers extinguished the fire by the morning.

Residents of Skadovsk, Tavriysk and Novotroitske continue to resist the russian occupation. Members of the civil resistance movement distributed leaflets and ribbons in temporarily occupied settlements.

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

The night of May 24 in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast passed without shelling by the russian army.

In Dnipro, the families of prisoners of war and missing soldiers met with the Supreme Council Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets. They discussed the return of soldiers from russian captivity, issuing certificates and receiving payments.

In the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, a priest of the Ukrainian orthodox church of the moscow patriarchate was sentenced to five years in prison for justifying russia’s attack on Ukraine.

Kirovohrad Oblast

A resident of the Kirovohrad Oblast was informed of suspicion for participation in a terrorist organization and treason. According to the investigation, since the beginning of russia’s armed aggression, a 36-year-old man from Olexandria voluntarily joined the illegal armed formation “Battalion Vostok” of the terrorist organization “Donetsk people’s republic”. As part of this unit, he took part in armed confrontation with the Ukrainian military in the occupied territories, carried out the commander’s orders and received a monetary reward for this.

In the Kirovohrad Oblast, an apartment was purchased for a resettled girl from Lysychansk, deprived of parental care. Daria Sikalo was born in Lysychansk. At the beginning of the russian full-scale invasion, she lived in rented housing in Severodonetsk. In March 2022, she was evacuated to Vinnytsia. A two-room apartment in the city of Svitlovodsk was purchased for her at the expense of a subvention from the state budget.

Poltava Oblast

The regional representation of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has started working in the Poltava Oblast. Together with the Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets, during his visit to the oblast, they inspected this space. The Poltava Oblast became the first region where such a modern unit was created. It meets all requirements and has a children’s area.

Work continues on the creation of the Poltava City Community Development Strategy until 2027. Members of the working group discussed the community’s weaknesses, strengths, opportunities and threats, etc. The plan is to include students, IDPs and business representatives in the discussion.

Western Oblasts

Lviv Oblast

On Heroes’ Day, fallen soldiers of the 24th separate mechanized brigade named after King Danylo were posthumously awarded in Lviv. The families of the fallen defenders received seventy “Hero’s Cross” orders.

A presentation of the capabilities of Ukrainian developers of unmanned technologies took place in Lviv. The “Angry Birds” event brought together developers, the military and representatives of charitable foundations. About 30 drone manufacturers from all over Ukraine showed their developments.

44 families from the Kreminna community in the Luhansk Oblast, who found shelter in the Lviv Oblast, received bed linen, mattresses, dishes and hygiene kits. They are once again provided with necessary goods by partners from the International Organization for Migration.

Chernivtsi Oblast

More than a hundred relocated enterprises have adapted and are working in the Chernivtsi Oblast. A third of them have already re-registered and are ready to stay in the Oblast for a long period. If last year, the relocated enterprises paid UAH 4 million of taxes to the budgets of all levels, then already for January-March of the current year – more than UAH 21 million.

Bukovyna students construct drones, which destroy the russian invaders. They designed 3D printers, produced on it and modernized for each unique request of the military 120 drop systems for drones, 1000 shanks for drop systems for drones, 5 prototypes of reconnaissance drones and kamikaze drones, 70 power banks, 200 flashlights.

In Chernivtsi, from June, children of combatants will eat free of charge in kindergartens. It’s about the children of soldiers who have been fighting since the beginning of a full-scale invasion. This decision was made at the executive committee. The cost of meals will be compensated from the city budget.

Zakarpattia Oblast

All-Ukrainian veteran cycling race started in Uzhhorod. Two participants left from the oblast center – Ivan Balashov, head of the department of the Ministry of Veteran Affairs in the Zakarpattia Oblast, and Anatolii Veresenko, a veteran of the russian-Ukrainian war. Others will join them along the way. In total, the participants plan to cover more than 1,500 kilometers. The cycling race will end in Uzhgorod’s sister city in Germany – Darmstadt. The flag of Ukraine will be brought there with signatures and words of thanks from the wounded defenders who are being treated in Uzhgorod medical facilities.

254 employers in the Zakarpattia Oblast will receive compensation for the costs of employing IDPs. So far, 605 internally displaced persons have received work.

155 people joined the donor movement organized in Uzhhorod. DonorUA ArtProject international festival-competition combined art and donation under the slogan “Donation is about life.” The best works selected by the jury went on a trip around the country. The exhibition traveled to 15 regional centers, reaching, according to estimates, more than half a million viewers.

Last modified: 25 Травня, 2023