The five hundred and forty-first day (541) of the large-scale armed aggression by the russian against our continues. 


Про нас: Ініціатива «Активна Громада», започаткована активістами Інституту «Республіка» після Євромайдану (2014 рік), яка зосередилася на активізації та залученні українців до процесу прийняття рішень. Мета на 2025 рік: активізувати та залучити не менше 1% громадян до прийняття рішень та просування реформ в Україні на системній основі для добробуту українських громад. На сьогодні ми працюємо в 30 громадах України.

Northern oblasts


Kyiv is funding the rehabilitation of 99 children from Kherson. They went to the Artek children’s camp in Truskavets.

The map of shelters has been updated in the capital. It is available on a specially created portal and in the Kyiv Digital app. The information on these resources is updated on a weekly basis. The data about shelters is no longer updated on the Google Maps platform.

Kyiv Oblast

Today, a bomb squad destroyed explosive devices in the Vyshhorod Raion.

Ruslan Kravchenko, head of the Kyiv Oblast Military Administration (KOMA), inspected the restoration of apartment buildings in Irpin. Seven houses in Irpin are being rebuilt as part of the UNITED24 program. Ruslan Kravchenko inspected the construction works in the Münchhausen residential complex and at 14G Lysenko Street. In total, 18 apartment buildings will be restored in the Kyiv Oblast within the framework of UNITED24.

Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala visited the Kyiv Oblast. On her trip to Irpin, she was accompanied by Yulia Svyrydenko, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Economy of Ukraine, and Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of the KOMA. The delegation visited the Romanivskyi Bridge and the car cemetery. The head of the KOMA showed how comprehensive reconstruction of more than 60 private sector houses is being carried out in Irpin opposite the Irpinski Lypky residential complex, and one of the high-rise buildings is being rebuilt in the residential complex as part of the UNITED24 program.

The reconstruction of a family medicine outpatient clinic has been completed in the village of Zahaltsi, Bucha Raion. The building was damaged by a russian artillery shell at the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion. The facility has been restored thanks to the WHO project and the help of philanthropists.

At one of the last sessions of the Irpin City Council, four million hryvnias were allocated to repair four shelters that are on the balance sheet of the Irpin Housing and Communal Services utility company. Repair work in some of the shelters is already underway.

A new documentary about the crimes committed by russians in Bucha, Borodianka, and Hostomel has appeared online. The film “The Other Side of Peace” is based on the filming that took place in the areas of hostilities in the Bucha Raion since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. The main goal of the documentary is to testify to the whole world about russia’s war crimes and to show the consequences of what the “russian world” has brought to the Ukrainian land. The documentation of events and testimonies, as well as the implementation of the main idea of the film, was carried out by the TRO Media team, led by Colonel Oleksiy Dmytrashkivskyi, head of the public relations service of the Territorial Defense Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Chernihiv Oblast

During the day of August 17, russians shelled the border areas of the Chernihiv Oblast eight times from their territory. The Snovsk, Semenivka, and Novhorod-Siversk communities came under fire.

A memorial in honor of those who died in the war against russia is to be built in Nizhyn by early October. The memorial is being built in city’s downtown. In the center of the composition there will be a statue of Oleksandr Matsievskyi, a resident of Nizhyn who was shot by the russian military for saying “Glory to Ukraine.” The money for the construction of the memorial is provided by benefactors.

Sumy Oblast

On August 17, the russian military shelled the border areas of the Sumy Oblast 23 times, a total of 138 explosions were recorded. A private house, a garage, a bath house, a shed, non-residential buildings, two shops, a car, power lines, and a gas pipeline were damaged.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Over the past day, a number of localities in the Chuhuiv and Kupiansk raions suffered from enemy shelling.

As a result of the shelling of the town of Kupiansk, a private house and outbuildings were destroyed, and fires broke out. A 61-year-old woman was killed. A 60-year-old woman was wounded. She was treated on the spot, and did not need hospitalization.

Private residential buildings were damaged by shelling in the town of Vovchansk and the village of Vovchanski Khutory.

Okhrymivka, Budarky, Stroyivka, Dvorichna, Kucherivka, Kurylivka and other localities were also under hostile fire.

Mine clearance is underway. Over the last day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service surveyed more than 3.9 hectares of territory and neutralized 81 explosive devices.

On the front line in the Kupiansk sector, the russian occupiers continued their attempts to advance in the area of Senkivka.

Donetsk Oblast

In the Donetsk sector, 2 people were wounded in Katerynivka of the Marinka community yesterday.

All children were evacuated from the village of Torske in the Lyman community in the Donetsk Oblast.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the Bohdanivka and Bila Hora districts of the Donetsk region. The occupiers carried out airstrikes in the Vasiukivka area of the Donetsk Oblast. More than 20 settlements of the Donetsk Oblast, including Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Predtechyne, Pivnichne, Zalizne, and Druzhba, were affected by enemy artillery fire.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of ​​Keramik settlement in the Donetsk Oblast. It carried out airstrikes in the Novokalynovo and Avdiivka raions of the Donetsk Oblast. More than ten settlements, including Novobakhmutivka, Ocheretyne, Berdychi, Stepove, Novoselivka Persha, and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk Oblast, were hit by artillery fire.

In the Mariinka direction, defense forces continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the Mariinka and Krasnohorivka raions of the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy launched an airstrike in the Krasnohorivka Raion of the Donetsk Oblast. More than 10 settlements, in particular, Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, Pobieda, Novomykhailivka, Kostiantynivka, Antonivka of the Donetsk Oblast, were hit by artillery fire.

With the funds of the Pokrovsk community, family members of fallen (deceased) Defenders of Ukraine have the opportunity to recover and rest in sanatoriums of Ukraine. At present, two families with children have already gone to the “Morshynkurort” sanatorium-resort complex, where they stayed in the “Lavanda” sanatorium.

In Pokrovsk of the Donetsk Oblast, a five-story building that was damaged as a result of a missile strike by the russian army on August 7 is being inspected. According to the preliminary conclusions of the experts, the building can be repaired.


Residents of new buildings in the Nevsky and Izumrudny districts complain of constant smog and an unbearable smell. Thick smoke engulfs houses. Emissions are carried out by an asphalt plant, which started operating without observing any environmental standards.

Announcements about strikes appear in occupied Mariupol. The date on each message is September 10, 2023. This is the day of “elections” in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

Luhanst Oblast

Nadia, Nevske, Dibrova and Bilohorivka were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

The occupation authorities of the Luhansk Oblast have been tasked with passporting all teenagers aged 14 to 18 by October 1. Children are offered a free vacation for obtaining a passport of the russian federation and are threatened with being denied access to education, parents with the termination of social benefits.

Southern oblasts

Mykolaiv Oblast

Yesterday, August 17, two Merlin-VR reconnaissance UAVs were destroyed by the forces and means of air defense of the “Southern” air command in the Mykolaiv Oblast.

Yesterday, August 17, the enemy fired artillery at the water area of ​​the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

Also, yesterday, August 17, enemy artillery shelling was recorded on the territory of the settlement of the Kutsurub community. There are no casualties.

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

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

During the past day, August 17, the russian military shelled 20 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. There are no casualties or injuries. 22 reports were received about the destruction of residential buildings, commercial buildings and infrastructure facilities.

On the night of August 18, the russian military shelled the village of Komyshuvakha in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. They hit the residential quarter twice. In particular, they hit the building of the primary school in the “Dzherelo” gymnasium, which cannot be restored. There are no casualties or injuries.

In the afternoon of August 18, the russians launched a missile attack on one of the districts of Zaporizhzhia. As a result of the shelling, three multi-story buildings and two educational institutions were damaged.

A slight decrease in the water level was recorded in the cooling pond of the ZNPP. Today, August 18, it is 16 m 16 cm. However, the situation remains stable and under control.

Odessa Oblast

Odessa State University of Internal Affairs signed a memorandum of cooperation and partnership with the NATO Information and Documentation Center, the institution’s website reported. The purpose of signing the memorandum is to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the parties, aimed at implementing the state policy of Ukraine in the field of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Kherson Oblast

On August 17, the defense forces on the left bank of the Kherson Oblast destroyed 33 russian military personnel, three boats that they were using to maneuver between the islands, and three large-caliber guns that the russian army was using in the direction of Beryslav.

On the night of August 18, the russians launched a massive shelling of the villages of Bilozerka and Dniprovske of the Kherson Oblast. A local resident was injured. Private houses and a gas pipeline were damaged, and the roof of the local church caught fire.

On the morning of August 18, the russians shelled the Voznesensky Church in the village of Dniprovske, not far from Bilozerka.

On the afternoon of August 18, the russians dropped explosives from a drone near a house in Beryslav of the Kherson Oblast. Two local residents who were on the street were injured.

Also, on August 18, the russians shelled Virivka of the Tiagynka community of the Kherson Oblast. A 17-year-old girl was injured, she was hospitalized in a moderate condition with a mine-explosive injury and leg injury. About 10 residential buildings were damaged.

Another 150 children were taken to russia from the temporarily occupied Kakhovka and Henichesk raions of the Kherson Oblast by the occupation authorities. In the camps, concerts of “russian stars” are arranged for children, and local teachers conduct so-called “patriotic training” for children

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

On August 17, russian troops hit the Nikopol Raion of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast three times. Nikopol and the Marganets community were attacked. The utility company was damaged. 12 private houses were also damaged. In addition, 8 outbuildings, a car and a power line were affected.

In Podhorodne, volunteers paint cars for the military every day. They use paint that speeds up the hardening process. Cars, trucks and ambulances pass through the workshop. Up to four cars are painted per day. About three hours are spent on each one, then the cars are almost immediately sent to the front line. Recently, 11 ambulances for the military brigade were painted in three days.

Dnipro businessmen manufacture hermetic bags and inflatable mattresses for Ukrainian defenders. The main goal is to help the military with equipment. They are doing it within the framework of the won grant from “Varto”.

In Dnipro, the patrol police organized a summer camp for children. During five days, the children learned about the work of the patrol police, the State Emergency Service, dog handlers and the water patrol. They mastered self-defense and learned to provide first aid.

More than 100 tons of wheat and barley were sent from the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast to help the Kherson Oblast. It is also planned to send 300 tons of seeds to the region.

Kirovohrad Oblast

In the village of Ovsianykivka, the Katerynivka community, the Kropyvnytskyi Raion, sappers of the State Emergency Service defused four explosive items from the Second World War. Pyrotechnicians of the emergency and rescue squad neutralized four 122 mm caliber artillery shells from the past wars.

Prosecutors of the Kirovohrad Oblast Prosecutor’s Office sent an indictment to the court against two residents of Kyiv. They are suspected of selling humanitarian aid for profit during martial law. In the course of the investigation, it was established that the men had set up an illegal scheme for making money from the sale of cars that were imported into the territory of Ukraine as humanitarian aid. According to this scheme, three SUVs were sold in Kropyvnytskyi – Mitsubishi Outlender, Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Pathfinder. The total amount was $16,500. If the men are found guilty in court, they face 5 to 7 years in prison, with confiscation of property.

Poltava Oblast

A Cycling Race to Victory will be held in Poltava. The sports event dedicated to the Independence Day of Ukraine will take place on August 26. The starting place is Corpusnyi Garden, at 11:00. To participate, people must register by August 21 using the form.

After that, starting numbers will be issued at 16 Pushkin Street. Participants can get them on August 22-25 from 9:00 to 16:30.

Cherkasy Oblast

In Cherkasy, the stage of public discussion on the naming and renaming of streets, alleys and squares has been completed. The public discussion lasted from June 9 to August 13. During this time, 12 e-mails containing 127 proposals were sent to the toponymic commission.

Western Oblasts

Khmelnytskyi Oblast


At the extended meeting of the mayor, deputy for humanitarian affairs Dmytro Nazarenko reported on the main planned events in the community for the Day of the State Flag and Independence Day of Ukraine. It will be a patriotic flash mob, sports and art events. No mass events are planned.

Oleksandra Shevchuk, deputy for economic affairs, reported on the restoration of the state program “E Oselia”, aimed at lending housing in the primary and secondary market. Mayor Mykhailo Positko noted that the local budget’s participation in the compensation of certain payments (percentage of the first installment) for the purchase of housing by military personnel is currently being worked out by the relevant departments. The financial management sent information on the formation of the draft budget for 2024 to the chief managers of funds.

Mykhailo Positko emphasized that budget programs should correspond to the realities of today: aid to the military, social protection, the main areas of ensuring community life.

Chernivtsi Oblast

The Chernivtsi Oblast Military Administration awarded the award “To the glory of Bukovyna” to the relatives of fallen soldiers – border guards Andrii Boychuk, Ivan Vaipan, Vadym Velhush, Andrii Hasiak, Dmytro Korbutiak, Serhii Mendryshora, Volodymyr Nikitiuk, Yurii Rakhmaev, Ivan Ternovetskyi and Maksym Patrash. Maksym Patrash was posthumously awarded the Order “For Courage” III degree.

The next shipment for the military in Donbas was sent from Dynivtsi, the Novoselytsia community. The defenders will received water, sweets, various cereals, cottage cheese, honey, as well as many seasonal vegetables and fruits: tomatoes, cucumbers, peaches, watermelons, apples, pears, plums, etc.

About two months ago, a canister therapy office started working in Chernivtsi on the basis of the “City of Good” charitable foundation. This type of therapy allows both children and adults to get rid of stress thanks to communication with dogs.

Currently, 53 commissions for checking the state of readiness of educational institutions work in the Chernivtsi Oblast. They include representatives of the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Chernivtsi Oblast, the Main Department of the State Production and Consumer Service in the Chernivtsi Oblast, the juvenile police, local executive bodies and local self-government bodies. The work will continue until August 25, 2023.

Last modified: 19 Серпня, 2023