The five hundred and eighth day (508) of the large-scale armed aggression by the russian against our continues.


Northern Oblasts


The President of Hungary, Katalin Novak, accepted the invitation of the Ukrainian government to participate in the meeting of the “Crimean Platform” on August 23 in Kyiv.

Sumy Oblast

On the morning of July 16, in the area of ​​the village of Verkhnya Sirovatka of the Sumy Oblast, air defense forces shot down a russian anti-aircraft missile. It was also shot down over the territory of Sumy raion.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Last night, the russian occupiers from the Belgorod Oblast launched 4 S-300 air defense missiles at Kharkiv. 2 rockets exploded in the air, 2 other rockets hit the ground at the stadium and the road surface in the Shevchenkiv district of Kharkiv. The windows of the 4-story building were broken. No casualties.

Over the past day, the enemy fired mortars and artillery at the border and front-line settlements of the Bogodukhiv, Kharkiv, Chuguyiv and Kupyansk raions of the region.

In particular, Kupyansk, Vovchansk, Kozacha Lopan, Veterinarne, Dvorichna and other settlements were under fire.

A 33-year-old civilian man died as a result of the shelling of the village of Kolodyazne, Kupiansk raion. 1 more person was injured. A private residential building was damaged.

Demining continues. Over the past day, pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service inspected more than 7 hectares of territory and neutralized 122 explosive objects.

Donetsk Oblast

On July 15, russian troops shelled six settlements in Donetsk Oblast. They fired S-300 air defense systems, Grad anti-aircraft missiles, artillery, and they dropped a FAB-250 aerial bomb on New York. 

On July 15, shelling by the russian army in Donetsk Oblast killed two people and injured another person.

Since February 24, 2022, the russians have killed 1,613 civilians of Donetsk Oblast, wounded another 3,847 people. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion

At night, the russians shelled Kramatorsk. They struck an industrial enterprise. Industrial premises and cars were damaged. Fortunately, there were no casualties. 

On the Horlivskyi direction, 1 person died in Aleksandro-Shultyny of the Kostyantynivka community; 16 houses and an enterprise were damaged in Kostyantynivka.

In the Lysychansk direction in Zvanivka, 1 house was destroyed and 1 was damaged. 9 shellings of the Lyman community were recorded.

The counter-intelligence of the Security Service foiled another attempt by the russia to prevent the counteroffensive of Ukrainian troops in Donetsk Oblast. The attacker was watching the columns of heavy and special equipment, which is involved in the counteroffensive of the Defense Forces. He took covert photos and video recordings of the movement of military columns from the balcony of his own apartment. The enemy informer was arrested “red handed”.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion

Yesterday evening, the enemy shelled Avdiyivka from “Hrad”, shelling of Krasnohorivka and Katerynivka of the Marin community was recorded.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion

In the Chasiv Yar community, 4 high-rise buildings, 7 private houses and a non-residential building were damaged. Shelling took place in the Soledar community of Minkivka, Vasyukivka and Rozdolivka. In the morning, the russians shelled Pleshchiivka of the Illinive community.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the Ukrainian military is gradually moving forward. On the southern flank around Bakhmut, there is an advance every day. On the northern flank, the Defense Forces are trying to hold their positions.

Volnovakha and Volnovakha raion

In the Volnovakha direction, Vugledar and Bogoyavlenka were under fire in the Vugledar community, and Vesele and Burlatske in Komar community.

From the settlements of the Velyka Novosilka community liberated in June 2023, all people were evacuated to safer Oblasts. Currently, the security situation there is extremely difficult, which does not allow stabilization measures to be carried out.

Luhansk Oblast

Yesterday morning, the russians fired about 20 projectiles from a rocket salvo system at Novolyubivka. Devastation was recorded in the village. Neighboring Nevske and Bilogorivka also suffered from enemy shelling, both artillery and air. Under the cover of aviation, the enemy tried to advance south of Novoselivske towards Stelmakhivka, but all these attempts were stopped by the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

Southern Oblasts

Mykolayiv Oblast

Yesterday, July 15, the enemy made mortar attacks on the water area and the cape of the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

Also yesterday, enemy shelling was recorded in the town of Ochakiv of the Ochakiv community. No casualties.

On the morning of July 16, enemy artillery strikes were again carried out on Ochakiv, Ochakiv community. As a result, the windows of the apartment building were damaged. Detailed information is being clarified. No casualties so far.

In the evening of July 15, the enemy launched an artillery bombardment of the settlement and the area of ​​the settlement of the Kutsurub community. There are no casualties.

In Mykolayiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Yesterday, the army of the russian federation carried out another shelling of Stepnohirsk, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Seven people were injured. 

At night, the russian military attacked Zaporozhzhia again. As a result, one person was injured. An infrastructure facility was damaged. The blast wave blew out windows in nearby buildings. Currently, there is no electricity in one of the districts of Zaporozhzhia. 

In total, during the past day, July 15, the russian military shelled 13 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

In the direction of Berdiansk, the troops of the Ukrainian Armed Forces advanced more than one kilometer along the front line. Difficult confrontations and maneuvers continue.

Kherson Oblast

During the past day, the russian military shelled the Kherson Oblast 69 times. 10 shells were fired over Kherson. They targeted residential quarters, an administrative building, a shop and warehouses in Beryslav raion. One person died.

In Tryfonivka, children found an explosive object left by the russian military on the street, which detonated. The boys, 8 and 10 years old, received brain injuries and contusions. The younger man also suffered shrapnel injuries to his torso and arms, and a burn to his leg. The children were hospitalized.

Russian soldiers shelled the village of Rozlyv, targeting residential buildings. A woman and a man who were in the yards were injured. They were given medical assistance on the spot. Also, in the Bilozerka raion, a field sown with wheat was occupied as a result of the shelling.

Employees of the Kherson Central Library for Children are working on the creation of the exhibition «Museum of the Kherson Resistance». They collect materials devoted to the defense of the city, the history of people who lived during the occupation.

Central Oblasts

Kirovohrad Oblast

When crossing the border, a 37-year-old man from Kropyvnytskyi pretended to be a father with many children. However, the border guards established that the ID card of a member of a large family was forged. Signs of a criminal offense are seen in the man’s actions.

The Cabinet of Ministers allocated 31 million for the arrangement of shelters in educational institutions of the Kirovohrad Oblast.

Poltava Oblast

For a week, a team of architects and builders from Poltava Oblast worked in Kherson. They documented the consequences of flooding in the city due to the undermining of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station by the russian occupiers. The work involved 17 specialists. They inspected 100 buildings and drew up inspection reports. Based on the checklists, the victims will be provided with monetary compensation for the destroyed real estate.

Western Oblasts

Lviv Oblast

Retired Lithuanian Armed Forces Major Antanas Burokas has come to Ukraine for the seventh time in the last year and a half. He is delivering aid to the Ukrainian military. This time, the 79-year-old military man visited Lviv to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers during a farewell ceremony.

Another soviet-era monument has been dismantled in Lviv Oblast. The Warrior sculpture was made at the Lviv Ceramic and Sculpture Factory and installed in Vynnyky. It will later be moved to the Territory of Terror Memorial Museum of Totalitarian Regimes.

Rivne Oblast

Within the framework of the “Side by Side” program, 18 volunteers from the Ostroh community of Rivne Oblast are working in the village of Orlove, Kherson Oblast. They are repairing houses damaged by the russian army. Since July 11, they have repaired roofs in 17 homes of local residents.

Chernivtsi Oblast

An enemy agent was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison in Bukovyna. A staff member of the regional office of the russian federal security service in krasnoyarsk region, with the help of a citizen of Ukraine he had recruited in advance (the person was sentenced to 16 years in prison for high treason), collected information about the location of the corps of the separate special purpose regiment “Azov” of the National Guard of Ukraine.

The Regional Directorate of the Territorial Defense Forces “West” called on Bukovyna residents to join the ranks of the terrorist defense.

Mykola Hutskal, a veteran from Bukovyna, became a participant in the Sport Ambassadors program of the Come Back Alive army aid fund. He is an ATO participant who was wounded while performing a combat mission in Luhansk Oblast. After returning home, he underwent rehabilitation for a long time. He participated in international sports competitions such as the Warrior Games and the Invictus Games. Now he is engaged in the rehabilitation of the military and organizes sports competitions for them.

Last modified: 17 Липня, 2023