The five hundred and forty-second day (542) of the large-scale armed aggression by the russian against our continues. 


Northern oblasts

Kyiv Oblast

On the night of August 19, the enemy tried to attack the Kiev Oblast with UAVs. The air alert lasted more than four hours. No hits, casualties or debris falling on the territory of the communities were recorded. Operational groups continue to monitor and identify possible consequences of the enemy’s night attack.

In the Kyiv Oblast, 187 educational institutions damaged as a result of hostilities have already been restored. A total of 232 such institutions were damaged or destroyed.

11 families from the Kyiv Oblast have received apartments under the New Home program. These are large families with children and pregnant women whose husbands are in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, whose homes were destroyed as a result of the russian aggression.

Zhytomyr Oblast

On the night of August 19, the russian military attacked one of the infrastructure facilities in the Zhytomyr Oblast with kamikaze drones. The falling wreckage of the downed drone caused a fire, which was contained by a team of the State Emergency Service. There were no victims or injuries.

In Zhytomyr, local puppeteer Serhii Solovyov arranged a charity thematic performance. With the donations from the audience, he wants to honor the memory of his colleague from Sumy, Dmytro Buival, who died fighting for Ukraine.

Another evacuation train with IDPs from Donbas arrived in Berdychiv on August 19. This time, 20 people came free of charge, among them three children and one person with a disability.

Chernihiv Oblast

On August 18, russian troops shelled two border communities of the Chernihiv Oblast: Semenivka and Novhorod-Siversk. No information on deaths or injuries among the local population has been reported.

On August 19, a russian missile hit the center of Chernihiv. As a result of the enemy missile strike, the roof of the Drama Theater collapsed and a fire broke out. The windows of the fire station were damaged. A fire broke out in a store, which has now been extinguished. As of 15:25, 117 people were injured in the attack, and 7 people were killed. August 19-21 have been declared days of mourning in the city.

Sumy Oblast

During the day of August 18, the russian military carried out 22 shelling attacks at the border areas of the Sumy Oblast. Nine communities of the oblast were under fire. Private houses, cars, warehouses of an agricultural enterprise, a hangar, and a power line were damaged.

On the night of August 19, the russian army fired four times at the border areas of the Sumy Oblast. Mortars and small arms were fired at the Bilopillia and Shalyhyne communities. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties or damage to infrastructure.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Last night, around midnight, the russian occupiers shelled the village of Zahryzove in the Izium Raion. A 44-year-old woman and a 26-year-old civilian man were wounded and hospitalized.

Also, the city of Vovchansk and the village of Vilcha in the Chuhuiv Raion were shelled at night. In Vilcha, 3 residential houses, outbuildings, and buildings of a civilian enterprise were damaged. A house was damaged in Vovchansk. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.

Yesterday, the enemy fired at the settlements of the Bohodukhiv, Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, Izium, and Kupiansk raions.

The shelling of Kupiansk damaged private houses and outbuildings.

Yesterday afternoon, the village of Kozacha Lopan, Kharkiv Raion, was shelled from a tank. A residential building, a summer kitchen, and power lines were damaged.

Using a UAV, the enemy bombarded the village of Hlushkivka in the Kupiansk Raion. A hit to an open area of land was registered.

In the village of Cherneshchyna, Izium Raion, the outbuildings and the power grid of an agricultural enterprise were damaged.

Mine clearance is underway. Over the past day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service surveyed more than 5.6 hectares of territory and defused 68 explosive devices.

Donetsk Oblast

Over the past day, on August 18, the russian occupiers attacked 8 towns and villages in the Donetsk Oblast. Five people were wounded.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion

Around one o’clock in the morning on August 19, the russian occupiers attacked Kramatorsk. As a result of the shelling, one of the factory workshops was destroyed.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the Novokalynove and Avdiivka raions of the Donetsk Oblast. More than 15 settlements, including Novokalynove, Tonenke, Sievierne, Nevelske, Netaylove, and Karlivka of the Donetsk Oblast, were hit by artillery fire.

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

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas east of Bila Hora and Toretsk of the Donetsk Oblast. Airstrikes were conducted in Klishchiivka and Andriivka raions of the Donetsk Oblast. More than 15 settlements, including Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Bila Hora, Diliivka, Pleshchiivka, and New York of the Donetsk Oblast, were affected by enemy artillery fire.

In the last three months, the russian army has lost so much artillery equipment in the Bakhmut direction that it is forced to pull up the rocket systems of salvo fire to the first line of defense. This trend is observed at the front by the soldiers of the 26th Artillery Brigade.

Luhansk Oblast

The so-called “Ministry of Industry and Trade of the People’s Republic of Luhansk” on the eve of the September unvoting forces representatives of small and medium-sized businesses to sign so-called “memorandums”, which provide for the sale of goods at a price that differs from the purchase price by zero to five percent.

In the temporarily occupied Rubizhne, utility workers are paid with products. Instead of a salary, they are given “humanitarian aid” kits.

Southern oblasts

Mykolaiv Oblast

Yesterday, August 18, the enemy launched artillery strikes on the water area of ​​the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

Also yesterday, August 18, the enemy fired artillery at the town of Ochakiv in the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

In the afternoon, on August 18, on the territory of Halytsynove community, as a result of falling debris of an enemy reconnaissance UAV shot down by anti-aircraft defense forces, dry grass and young forest plantations caught fire. The fire covered an area of ​​about 2,000 square meters, but was promptly extinguished. There are no casualties.

Also in the afternoon, on August 18, as a result of falling debris from a downed strike UAV on the territory of the Black Sea community, a dry grass fire broke out on an area of ​​1 hectare of open territory. The fire was promptly extinguished, no injuries were reported.

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

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

During the past day, August 18, the russian military shelled 29 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. So far, the destruction of 38 objects of residential infrastructure and other people’s property has been recorded.

In the morning in Zaporizhzhia, units of the Air Command “East” destroyed the russian unmanned aerial vehicle “Shahed-136”.

On the morning of August 19, the russian army once again shelled the town of Huliai Pole in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast with anti-aircraft guns and artillery. A 56-year-old woman died, and her 61-year-old husband was injured.

Odesa Oblast

The mayor of Odesa, Gennady Trukhanov, held a meeting with the deputy of the German Bundestag, the head of the German-Ukrainian parliamentary group, Mr. Robin Wagener. During the meeting, the mayor told the deputy about the amount of this aid and where exactly it is distributed.

In Odesa, an official of the Military Commissariat who demanded money from conscripts was detained, the Security Service of Ukraine reported. For five thousand dollars, he promised men to forge medical documents regarding unfitness for military service due to their health.

Kherson Oblast

On August 18, the russian army shelled the Kherson Oblast 63 times. As a result, shops, a church and an object of critical infrastructure were damaged. One person died, ten were injured, including a child.

Russian troops dropped explosives from a drone near a house in Beryslav. Two local residents who were on the street were injured. They were taken to the hospital.

In the Kherson Oblast, russian troops shelled more than 10 settlements with artillery during the day. Among them are Zolota Balka, Respublikanets, Odradokamianka, Veletenske, Novodmytrivka and Sofiivka.

On August 18, the russian military shelled the same district of Kherson twice in one day. Houses were damaged, gas pipelines were broken. There are one dead and several injured residents.

Residents of the temporarily occupied Henichesk and Kalanchak actively join the “Yellow Ribbon” civil resistance movement. Activists of the movement glue posters with a reminder that this is a Ukrainian city and village, hang yellow ribbons and draw the letter “Ї” on the walls.

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

On the morning of August 19, russians shelled the Marganets community of the Nikopol Raion. There were no dead or injured. Data on the consequences are clarified.

Work is ongoing on the implementation of the project of the main water pipeline Karachuniv reservoir – Kryvyi Rih – Southern reservoir in order to restore centralized water supply in the Kryvyi Rih Raion after the destruction of Kakhovka HPP. Local projects are implemented in communities where water supply remains a problem. In particular, water purification systems are being launched and food tankers are being brought in for delivery.

Kirovohrad Oblast

A concert for servicemen was held in the assembly hall of the Kirovohrad Oblast Hospital for War Veterans. The event was organized by the members of the “Veteran” folk amateur choir under the direction of choirmaster Viktoria Karpova, who has been working with a friendly group of elderly people for over twenty years.

Poltava Oblast

In case of blackouts in Poltava, “Points of Invincibility” began to be prepared. By August 22, an emergency plan should be developed for all points, water, food and fuel supplies should be updated. Also, at the locations, new shift schedules should be made, information guides and maps for people should be updated.

The traitor Illia Kiwa from Poltava was informed of the suspicion of war propaganda. According to the investigation, during January-February 2022, the former deputy publicly announced calls to wage an aggressive war in Ukraine and change the constitutional order in the country. According to the examination, his statements have a propagandist character, create pro-russian and anti-Ukrainian sentiments in society and contain signs of informational influence aimed at undermining Ukrainian statehood.

Cherkasy Oblast

On the night of August 19, defenders in the Cherkasy Oblast successfully hit two enemy air targets. There were no casualties or damage.

Western Oblasts

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

On the night of August 19, the enemy attacked the Khmelnytskyi Oblast. In several villages, 30 houses were damaged by the blast wave. Windows and doors were broken in 32 households. Two women were injured by broken glass. Another six people went to the hospital in a state of shock. Operational groups continue their work on surveying and identifying the consequences of the enemy’s night attack.

Chernivtsi Oblast

A businessman from Chernivtsi, Yurii Kulichevsky, handed over an optical sight, a night vision device, a thermal imager and a Nissan Navara car to the soldiers of the 115th brigade. These things are vital on the front lines.

History, mathematics, and geography classes have been serving as housing for internally displaced persons for more than a year. Currently, 215 people live in the oblast center of social and psychological assistance in Chernivtsi. Previously, there was a school attached to the sanatorium.

In Bukovyna, 118 agrarians received over UAH 415.4 million in bank loans for farm development. In particular, the largest share of them was issued under the state program “Affordable loans 5-7-9%”. It was used by 113 enterprises, attracting almost UAH 357 million. With the help of these funds, agricultural producers will be able to successfully carry out harvesting operations and prepare for the next sowing campaign.

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

In Ivano-Frankivsk, a charity exhibition-auction “Our home is Ukraine” was opened for the Independence Day in the Potocki Palace. Spent ammunition and military ammunition brought by fighters from the Mykolaiv, Kherson, Donetsk oblasts, in particular from Bakhmut, were presented as lots. The money raised at the auction is planned to be used to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Last modified: 20 Серпня, 2023