The two hundred and eighty-eighth day (288) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.


The two hundred and eighty-eighth day (288) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.

Northern oblasts


At today’s meeting, deputies of the Kyiv City Council renamed another 32 streets, lanes and boulevards, the names of which are associated with russia and the soviet past.

Gifts for children from the de-occupied territories are being collected in the capital city. Anyone can join the initiative. To do this, you need to get an empty gift box at one of the ADRA gift collection points, fill it with items of value to the children and bring it back by December 20. After that, these gifts will be sent through the volunteers of the organization to the de-occupied territories of the country, where they will be distributed to children. According to the organizers, this initiative will help to bring back to the kids the happy moments of childhood that were forgotten with the beginning of the war. Addresses of the collection points

More than 450 buildings in Kyiv were added to the power outage schedules. Previously, these buildings were not affected by the blackouts, as they are powered on the same lines as critical infrastructure facilities. Now the lights in them will be turned off manually by the power engineers of the housing cooperatives and management companies.

The bay hatch from which the missile was fired into the cruiser “Moscow” will be shown in the Kyiv museum. Some of Kyiv residents could already see the exhibit today, on December 8, in the House of Trade Unions of Ukraine, during the Kyiv Volunteer Forum. Later, the unique artifact will become part of the installation to be displayed in the Museum of the Formation of the Ukrainian Nation. And in the future, it is planned to be presented in a separate Museum of the National Liberation War, the creation of which is in progress.

The documentary “Battle for Kyiv” was presented. The film talks about the first days of the invasion, contains comments of direct participants in the events and military experts.

Kyiv Oblast

Scheduled works on the destruction of explosive devices continue in the Kyiv Oblast. Today, in the Bucha and Vyshhorod raions, bomb squads of the State Emergency Service eliminated explosive ordnance. 

Emergency power outages are in effect in the Kyiv Oblast.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken sent a letter to Dmytro Nehresha, manager of the affairs of the Executive Committee of the Irpin City Council, thanking him for the meaningful meeting in Irpin in September this year, in particular for the story about the crimes of the russian army.

Zhytomyr Oblast

On December 7, a car exploded in the Olevsk community of the Zhytomyr Oblast. A 38-year-old man and his 32-year-old wife were moving along the road from the village of Sushchany in the direction of the village of Kopyshcha. According to preliminary information, when the car went to the roadside it hit a mine. As a result of the tragic event, 8 minor children became orphaned.

Zhytomyr artist Veronika Donetskova, the Charity Foundation “Valkyria”, and the “Honcharenko Center Zhytomyr” are organizing a patriotic exhibition and sale of paintings “With love, Ukraine…”, on the occasion of the Day of the Ground Forces of Ukraine, to raise funds for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The opening will take place on December 11.

Young girls from Zhytomyr, Anastasia Sukhonosova and Daryna Ivanitska, as part of the “Defenders of the Word” team, took part in the National Debate Tournament on Political Reforms. They took an honorable 3rd place.

Chernihiv Oblast

The Novhorod-Siversk and Snovsk communities came under mortar fire from the territory of russia yesterday. On the same morning, the Novhorod-Siversk community was bombarded with three 82-millimeter mortar shells.

Sumy Oblast

Yesterday afternoon, russian troops shelled the Znob-Novhorodske community of the Sumy Oblast with mortars. 11 shells exploded on the outskirts of one of the border area villages.

Today, the russians fired mortars at the territory of one of the villages of the Myropillia community. 15 hits were recorded at the border area.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

The enemy continues shelling the town of Kupiansk and the settlements located near the line of contact in the Kharkiv Oblast.

Today around 4:30 a.m. the enemy launched a missile attack on Kupiansk. The S-300 missile hit the ground under the foundation of an administrative building. The wall of the building was destroyed, a car was damaged, the windows were smashed. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.

Also, yesterday, a residential building was damaged and a fire broke out in Kupiansk as a result of hostile shelling. There were no victims or injuries.

Fires broke out in the fields near the village of Pechenihy, Chuhuiv Raion, as a result of shelling with S-300 missiles.

Mine clearance of the territories of the oblast continues. During the day, 129 explosive devices were removed and defused.

Donetsk Oblast

On December 7, the russians killed 9 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast: six people in Kurakhove, one in the village of Krasnohorivka, one in Ivanivka, and one in Bakhmut. Another 15 people in the oblast were wounded.

Since February 24, russian missiles have killed 1,246 civilians in the Donetsk Oblast, and wounded another 2,709. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

In the Donetsk sector, the outskirts of the Maryinka and Ocheretyne communities were periodically shelled at night, and in the morning Avdiivka came under artillery fire three times. There were no casualties.

The death toll as a result of the shelling of Kurakhove in the Donetsk Oblast by russian troops on December 7 has increased to 10 people. Markets, shops and post offices were closed in the town. They will be able to resume work after the order to be issued by the Kurakhove city military administration.

American paramedics teach the White Angel group how to properly act in case of mass casualties.

Sweets, 167 food and 160 hygiene kits were delivered to the Lisove starosta district of the Pokrovsk community. Such aid to the residents in need, as well as to the military, was provided by the American GEM Foundation. These benefactors work all over the world, have warehouses in Poland, Kyiv, and Lviv, and signed a memorandum with Bucha. Since the first day of the war, about 1,000 wagon trucks have been shipped.

Kramatorsk Raion

In the Lysychansk direction, 3 people were injured and 7 houses were damaged in Yampol (Lyman community).

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion

In the Horlivka direction, 2 people died: in Bakhmut and Ivanivske. 2 more people were injured in Bakhmut. In the community, 2 high-rise buildings and 3 private houses were damaged.

Isolated shelling was recorded on the outskirts of the Soledar community. There were no victims.


The people of Mariupol still do not have normal living conditions. They freeze in their own homes without heating and cannot buy hot food. Therefore, instead of solving urgent problems, the occupiers distribute porridge and talk about “restoration of life”.

The occupiers did not prepare the roads for winter, and now municipal transport does not operate in the city.

Luhansk Oblast

In the morning, 15 people were evacuated from Makiivka (Luhansk Oblast). Meanwhile, the russians continue shelling the Krasnorichenske community. 

Yesterday, the occupiers hit the village of Nevske with three rockets. A residential building and outbuildings were destroyed. The depth of the funnel reaches 9 meters, the width is 20 meters. 

On December 7, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the russian occupiers near Stelmakhivka, Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka, and Bilohorivka.

Hospitals in the occupied territories are getting rid of civilian patients as much as possible – they are being discharged, freeing up beds for wounded russian soldiers.

Southern Oblasts

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Three powerful explosions rang out at the air base in occupied Berdyansk, followed by 15 smaller explosions. This caused a large-scale fire. Almost all the ambulances and fire engines in the city went to the scene.

On December 7, the russian military brought several “Grad” multiple launch rocket systems to the territory of the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP. NNEGC “Energoatom” suggests that this is being done for the purpose of provocation. The most likely is the shelling of the opposite bank of the Dnipro River, in particular the cities of Nikopol and Marganets from the NPP site.

The russian occupiers plan to mobilize local residents in the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Thus, in the city of Melitopol, summonses were issued to men of conscription age with the requirement to come to the military commissariat in the near future.  

In Zaporizhzhia, the court is considering the case of Olena Barannyk, who declared herself the illegal “head of the civil administration” of the occupied part of the Polohy Raion. Since October 17, this person involved in the case has been under international arrest warrant.

Kherson Oblast

In the Kherson Oblast, law enforcement officers discovered the crime scene of the russian military. During the occupation of the village in the Beryslav Raion, russian servicemen seized an agricultural enterprise. Shells and ammunition for firing were stored there.

In the temporarily occupied Henichesk, collaborators forcibly gathered schoolchildren for a screening of the russian propaganda film “28 Panfilovtsev”. This is a film about how soviet soldiers fought the nazis. Thus, the fake “authorities” hint at a parallel with the current war.

In Kherson Oblast, a pseudo-official of the occupying “department of education and science of the military-civil administration of Kherson Oblast” will be put on trial, the Security Service of Ukraine reports. According to the investigation, while in the “post”, she organized the work of educational institutions in the occupied regions of the oblast according to the russian educational program.

The Security Service of Ukraine reported that important finds were discovered in the dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. These are passes in the name of the “federal adviser of the military-civilian administration of the russian federation” and russian passports of local priests, obtained during the occupation of Kherson. Searches were conducted at facilities in Kherson, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr and Volyn oblasts.   

In Kherson, 32 out of 46 boiler houses resumed operation. 618 residential buildings were connected to centralized heat supply.

A Starlink terminal, which is powered by a generator, was installed in the village of Ingulets (Dariivka community). Residents of the community have the opportunity to use the Internet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On December 9 in Kherson, “Ukrposhta” [Ukrainian post operator] will issue a new stamp “Kherson is Ukraine!” The issue was dedicated to the liberation of the city from the russian invaders. Ukrainian artist Andrii Sagach depicted one of the symbols of the city, a watermelon, on the stamp.

Mykolaiv Oblast

At night, Mykolaiv came under enemy fire, according to preliminary information, from the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. Hits were recorded on the territories of transport enterprises, and the equipment was damaged. There were no injuries.

Yesterday there was shelling outside one of the settlements of the Kutsurub community. There were no injuries or damage.

At night, the enemy attacked the port territory of the Ochakiv community with multiple launch rocket systems. There were also no casualties.

In the Pervomaiske, Voznesenske and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.

Odesa Oblast

The 126th separate brigade of the Territorial Defense Forces in the Odesa Oblast received the Combat Flag. This recognition of the combat merits of the unit is awarded on behalf of the President of Ukraine.

Odesa received another humanitarian cargo. These are 50 generators from the Romanian sister city of Constanta. They will be used to arrange points of invincibility.

In Odesa, out of 157 boiler plants, only 52 small boilers out of 157 plants are currently not working due to lack of electricity supply. All the rest is working normally.

Central oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

Russian occupation forces attacked the Nikopol Raion seven times. They targeted 3 communities. They are the Nikopol, Marganets and Chervonohrihorivka ones. They fired from the multiple rocket launcher “Grad” and heavy artillery.

In Dnipro and the oblast, emergency power offs are currently being used. Trolleybuses and trams do not run in the city.

The photo exhibition “peRE:selentsi” (“Displased”) by Svitlana Korableva from Mariupol was opened in Dnipro. It presented 30 stories of immigrants in 30 photos. The exposition has recently been opened in the center of Little Mariupol in Dnipro. Residents of Cherkasy have already seen the photos before. In Dnipro, the exhibition will last five days, admission is free. Then the photos will go to another city of Ukraine.

Cherkassy Oblast

Four Cherkasy policemen died in the Kherson Oblast. Mykhailo Kuratchenko, a head of the National Police Headquarters in the Cherkasy Oblast, an explosive technician Ihor Melnyk, a dog trainer Serhiy Nenada, and an assistant to the on-duty of the Uman district police department, Vadym Perizhok, were blown up on a cascade of enemy mines.

Artist Olga Kurska presented a personal exhibition entitled “Chronicles of Victory” in Cherkasy for the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to her, she wanted to thank all defenders in this way. In total, the artist presented 47 works written after the significant events of the russian-Ukrainian war, from the first days to the present day. Photo

Western oblasts

Rivne Oblast

The car and two unmanned aerial vehicles transferred the road workers of the Rivne Oblast to the front. For this, the team of the Highway Service in the Rivne Oblast collected about 300 thousand hryvnias for the purchase. Already now such necessary things are on combat duty in the Zaporizhzhia direction.

The Berezne Territorial Community collected another load for the residents of the liberated territories of the Kherson Oblast. More than 10 tons of food, warm clothes, and hygiene products were sent from Bilozerska and Stanislavska communities.

Social institutions of the Rivne Oblast continue to receive assistance from charitable organizations. Washing machines, refrigerators and ceramic heating panels were handed over to the Urvenna psychoneurological boarding school by representatives of the “Voluntary Aid Rivne” BO. 185 internally displaced persons with special needs were sheltered in the facility. The patients came to the institution from the Kamyshivka and Pokrovsk boarding schools in the Donetsk Oblast. Such support became possible thanks to the cooperation of the Voluntary Aid Rivne Foundation with the International Renaissance Foundation and CARE.Deutschland.

Chernivtsi Oblast

Bukovyna said goodbye to defenders who gave their lives defending the freedom and independence of Ukraine. Sergeant Mykhailo Olivskyi and soldier Oleksii Lozovskyi were taken to the Alley of Glory of the Central Cemetery of Chernivtsi.

The doctors of Polyclinic No. 1 in Chernivtsi prepared, conserve and sent 31 thousand cans of stew to the defenders in the ranks of the Armed Forces. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and accounting staff joined in the preparation of “Bukovyna Porridge”. They equipped the kitchen, where they conserve the stew after the shift in the doctors’ offices. 

Zakarpattia Oblast

On the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded the 15th battalion of the 128th Zakarpattia Brigade with the “For Courage and Courage” award.

Eleventh graders of Taras Shevchenko Linguistic Gymnasium in Uzhgorod made 500 trench candles for the military and residents of Kherson.

From December 22, the Uzhgorod — Kamianets-Podilskyi train will run daily.

Last modified: 9 Грудня, 2022