The five hundred and ninety-sixth day (596) of the large-scale armed aggression by the russian against our continues. 


Northern oblasts


In the morning of today, October 12, a shooting occurred at a checkpoint in Kyiv. A soldier opened fire at the wheels of a car whose driver did not stop on demand. The bullet hit the driver of another car, who happened to be nearby at the time.

In the morning, an armed man seized a business center in the capital and opened fire there. Police officers who arrived at the scene detained the attacker. There were no casualties.

In Kyiv, a religious activist will be tried for publicly denying russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The suspect posted relevant publications on social media. She was also a coordinator of actions in support of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church near the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, filming videos there that were later distributed by russian media.

In the capital, utility workers, rescue services, and the police — about 500 employees in total — held city-wide drills to practice joint actions in the event of blackouts. Two possible scenarios were considered: a short-term blackout of critical infrastructure facilities and a long-term power outage.

Since the beginning of the full-scale war, Kyiv has received 105 buses from European partners. 75 of them operate on city routes. Soon, about 20 buses donated by the Bratislava City Hall will be used to transport passengers.

The war drama “Path of Generations” directed by Mykhailo Ukhman from the Ternopil Oblast was screened in Kyiv. During the discussion of the tape, the film’s team held a charity auction that raised 295,000 hryvnias for drones for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Kyiv Oblast

On October 13, explosions will be heard in the Bila Tserkva Raion. The blasting operations related to technological processes will be carried out at the Shamray granite deposit.

A commission has been set up in the Kyiv Oblast to inspect the work at the facilities under reconstruction. The commission will record problems and resolve them promptly on the spot. The first inspections will start already this week. They will be conducted at selected 56 facilities: high-rise buildings, kindergartens, schools, and shelters.

Zhytomyr Oblast

This year, the Zviahel community has bought military bonds worth 200 million hryvnias and donated more than 130 million hryvnias to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

An 82-year-old ex-military officer is on trial in Zhytomyr. He is accused of passing intelligence to the Wagnerites. The investigation established that the accused was in correspondence with a citizen of the russian federation who works for the private military company Wagner.

In Korosten, an anti-radiation shelter will be built on the territory of lyceum No. 8. The design and estimate documentation has been finalized.

Chernihiv Oblast

On October 11, russian troops shelled the border areas of the Chernihiv Oblast from their territory. 32 explosions were recorded. Five frontline villages of the Novhorod-Siversk and Semenivka communities came under fire.

Great Britain plans to allocate 93 thousand pounds to restore the Chernihiv Drama Theater. This became known after the visit of Martin Harris, the new ambassador of Great Britain to Ukraine, to Chernihiv.

Sumy Oblast

Yesterday, as a result of the attacks of the russian federation on the Sumy Oblast, one woman was injured in the Druzhba community. In total, during the day, the russian army carried out more than 280 attacks on the Sumy Oblast.

At midnight, the Sumy terrorist defense detected a russian subversive group consisting of 8 people. This sabotage and reconnaissance group tried to cross the Ukrainian border. They retreated towards russia with combat losses. There were no losses among the Ukrainian military.

At night and in the morning, the russian military shelled the Sumy Oblast five times. 21 explosions were recorded. The Znob-Novhorodske, Seredyna-Buda, Druzhba, and Esman communities came under fire.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

On the night of October 12, the russian federation attacked the Industrialnyi district of Kharkiv, presumably, with Shahed drones. As a result of the attack, two residential buildings were damaged, a 57-year-old man was injured; also, a woman with an acute reaction to stress was given medical assistance.

Three people, who were earlier reported missing after the russian attack on a cafe in the village of Hroza, were found killed. They have been identified. Thus, the number of casualties increased to 59 people.

In the Kupiansk sector, Ukrainian soldiers repelled more than 10 attacks by russian troops yesterday.

Donetsk Oblast

Russian military shelled 12 settlements in the Donetsk Oblast on October 11. Residential buildings, power lines, a church, and a cinema were severely damaged.

Yesterday, two people were killed in the Donetsk Oblast, and four other residents of the oblast were wounded.

Since February 24, 2022, the russians have killed 1,735 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast, and wounded another 4,225 people. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion

In the Lysychansk sector, 4 houses were damaged in Yampil of the Lyman community. A residential house and a non-residential building were damaged in Siversk.

A resident of Kramatorsk faces up to 15 years in prison for passing on information to the occupiers about the location and movement routes of the Defense Forces in the city. She was served a notice of suspicion and a measure of restraint in the form of detention was chosen.

A resident of Kramatorsk faces up to 15 years in prison for providing the occupiers with information about the location and movement routes of the Defense Forces in the city. She was served a notice of suspicion and a measure of restraint in the form of detention was chosen for her.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

The fighting for Avdiivka continues for the third day in a row. The russian army is shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops and attacking the city. Ukrainian defenders are holding the defense and repulsed more than 10 attacks by the russians.

On October 12, the russian military shelled Avdiivka about 30 times, and yesterday – 60 times. It is impossible to pull people out from under the rubble of an apartment building due to the security situation. The russians hit the city with missiles, and fired artillery, Grad MLRS, tanks, and mortars – 1 person was killed and 4 wounded, several houses and 2 social facilities were damaged.

One person was killed in Ocheretyne. Also, two houses, an infrastructure facility, and an administrative building were damaged there.

In the Maryinka community, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, and Kostyantynivka came under fire. In the Novohrodivka community, a high-rise building and a social facility were damaged in Komyshivka.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion

In the Horlivka sector, 2 houses were damaged: in Chasiv Yar and in Nelipivka of the Toretsk community.

In the Bakhmut sector, Ukrainian troops repelled all attacks by the russian occupiers near Andriivka. At the same time, the Defense Forces continue their assault operations south of Bakhmut, and were successful in the areas east of Klishchiivka and Andriivka.

Volnovakha and Volnovakha Raion

In the Volnovakha direction, the russians shelled Vugledar and Maksymivka. There are no casualties.


The occupiers teach Mariupol youth to kill Ukrainians. In the fake Pryazovsky State Technical University, classes were held on the tactics of fighting in urban conditions. The instructors are demobilized students from Donetsk.

The Mariupol City Council, headed by Mayor Vadym Boychenko, is working on the formation of the “Mariupol Reborn” Plan for the recovery of the city after deoccupation. Leading international experts, architects, urban planners are involved in the process.

The photo exhibition “Warsaw-Mariupol: Cities of Ruins, Cities of Struggle, Cities of Hope” opened in Vilnius. It features photos from the Polish capital during World War II and Mariupol after the russian invasion. The goal is to demonstrate the similarities between the Nazi and russian methods of destroying cities.

Luhansk Oblast

The defense forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the Makiivka Raiom of the Luhansk Oblast.

The police evacuated an 86-year-old man from Makiivka of the Luhansk Oblast to the Donetsk Oblast and installed Starlink so that residents of settlements along the contact line could communicate with their relatives.

Southern oblasts

Mykolaiv Oblast

During October 11 and on the night of October 12, russian troops shelled Kutsurub and Ochakiv communities with anti-aircraft guns and artillery, and launched drones into the Mykolaiv Oblast. Twice, due to the fall of drone debris, fires broke out in populated areas.

On the night of October 12, four Shahed-136/131 type attack drones were destroyed by means of the air defense forces in the Mykolaiv Oblast. Over the past day, on October 11, the reconnaissance UAV “Supercam” was destroyed in the Oblast.

One of the 15 vehicles equipped by the UNICEF Ukraine Foundation as a mobile security class has arrived in the Mykolaiv Oblast. The safe space will travel the territory of the Oblast and help specialists of the State Emergency Service in educating children.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

The invaders attacked 27 settlements of the Oblast. 148 strikes were recorded. The enemy launched a missile attack on Pryvitne, 11 UAV attacks hit five settlements. The occupiers hit Orikhiv with air shells. A 74-year-old woman died as a result of a rocket attack on Pryvitne. 22 reports were received about the destruction of residential buildings and infrastructure facilities.

In Zaporizhzhia, air defense forces destroyed the russian drone “Shahed”.

The russians wanted to organize an artificial overload of the system and a controlled release of radiation at the temporarily captured ZNPP.

In Zaporizhzhia the first batch of 50 kamikaze drones was produced that will help destroy russian equipment in the Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk directions. Zaporizhzhia drones are called “General Chereshnia’s drones”. They can fly up to 12 kilometers away and carry a weight of up to one and a half kilograms.

Odesa Oblast

The russian army directed drones at the port infrastructure of the Danube River. As a result, warehouse buildings in the port area in the south of Odesa and private houses were damaged. Fires broke out on the spot, which were promptly extinguished. It is previously known about one injured person. It was also noted there that 10 drones of the “Shahed-131/136” type were shot down over Odesa.

Cahoots Club hosted a Youth Job Fair. Vacancies of more than 50 employers were presented at the event, including representatives of administrative centers, state institutions and businesses. The main audience at the job fair was young people and internally displaced persons.

Kherson Oblast

During the past day, the russian military attacked the Kherson Oblast 98 times. 500 shells were fired. They hit an educational institution in the Beryslav Raion and a cemetery in the suburbs of Kherson. Four people were injured.

During the day, the russian army dropped nine guided aerial bombs on Kozatske, Odradokamianka, Zmiivka, and Stepne in the Kherson Oblast. 20 houses and a warehouse building were damaged.

At night, the russian army shelled the residential sector in Chornobaivka of the Kherson Oblast. Previously, a 70-year-old man died.

After the night shelling of the russian army in Belozerka of the Kherson Oblast, the kindergarten building was damaged. Three people who were in their own homes during the attack were injured. Medical assistance was provided to them on the spot.

The russian army shelled a children’s hospital in Kherson. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties or injuries. Due to the security situation, the building did not work.

In the morning, the russian military attacked a medical institution in the morning. The neonatal building of the hospital was damaged. The roof was destroyed, the upper technical floor was hit. Patients and employees were not in the medical facility.

During the day, three fires broke out in the Kherson Oblast due to russian shelling. Two private residential buildings and farm buildings were on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire. 37 employees of the State Emergency Service and eight units of equipment were involved in the extinguishing.

Central oblast

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

The russian military shelled the Nikopol Raion three times with heavy artillery on the night of October 12. Two private houses were damaged. The consequences of the morning attack are being clarified. Previously, there were no casualties or injuries.

On October 12, Nikopol of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, announced the Day of Mourning for those killed in a rocket attack the day before. Yesterday’s rocket attack on the educational institution took the lives of four peaceful people of Nikopol. Two were injured. The gymnasium in Nikopol turned into ruins.

At night, the military destroyed a russian drone in the sky over the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Kirovohrad Oblast

Stationary air warning systems were installed in seven settlements of Katerynivka village community of the Kropyvnytskyi Raion. These are the largest population centers of the community. 233 thousand hryvnias were spent from the community budget.

In Kropyvnytskyi, on the basis of the Donetsk State University of Internal Affairs, a training center for the education of integrity has opened. The main mission is to educate, increase understanding of virtuous principles and standards of behavior that employees of the MIA system must adhere to. Lecturers have undergone special training. The first 20 trainees take part in the training.

Cherkasy Oblast

One enemy attack drone was shot down over the territory of the Cherkasy Oblast last night. Another “Shaheed” drone hit an open area. The fire due to the burning of dry vegetation has been extinguished.

Dangerous finds from the time of the Second World War were discovered in Zolotonosha. Pyrotechnicians removed 200 artillery shells. The survey of the territory is ongoing.

Modular shelters continue to be installed in Cherkasy. By the end of October, 18 such facilities will appear in the city. Currently, there are about 260 shelters operating in the city.

The Cherkasy Oblast continues to support the 118th separate Territorial Defense brigade. This time, 12 pickup trucks from the Charitable Foundation “Strength. Unity. Freedom” were handed over to the Ukrainian military and farmers.

Poltava Oblast

In Poltava, a layout of future information boards for the Alley of Heroes was chosen. The working group approved the option of a rectangular shape with backlight. One shield will contain information about two warriors at the same time, which will be placed on both sides. This year, they plan to place the first information boards about the fallen soldiers from Poltava on Kashtanova [Chestnut] Alley in Poltava.

Three families of those who died as a result of an enemy missile attack on an industrial facility in Hoholeve will receive aid from the oblast budget. This month they will be paid UAH 50 thousand each. UAH 30,000 will be paid to the three victims who received injuries of varying degrees. Financial aid will also be provided to victims of the missile attack on Kremenchuk. 15 people who sent applications and required documents will receive payments.

In Poltava, the collection of proposals for the renaming of Pushkin Street and others has begun. This time it is about 49 streets. Proposals are accepted by e-mail or in writing. Variants of new names are waiting until October 23.

Vinnytsia Oblast

In the Vinnytsia Oblast, a former inspector of the Dariivka correctional colony, who worked for the russians during the occupation of Kherson, was detained. The man fled to the Vinnytsia Oblast and registered as an IDP.

An action was held in Vinnytsia in support of the captured defenders of Mariupol. The city joined the car rally, which was organized to draw attention to the captured defenders. The car race started from the capital and will last four days. From Vinnytsia, the convoy left for Khmelnytskyi. And on October 13, an action in support of the prisoners will be held in Lviv.

Almost UAH 300,000 were collected to support the Ukrainian military at a charity fair at the Vinnytsia Gymnasium No. 24. With this money, an SUV was purchased for the defenders at the front.

Western Oblasts

Rivne Oblast

The military came to donate blood to the Rivne Oblast Center of Blood Service, which requested a massive need for donors. This blood is distributed among medical institutions of the region and Ukraine, depending on the need.

In Rivne, a 33.5 kW solar power plant was installed on the roof of the city dental polyclinic. It will help the medical facility to work smoothly during outages, as well as save money. The station was launched as part of the “Solar aid to Ukraine” project, which was initiated by “Ecoclub”. This is the fifth solar power plant in the country, which was installed at the initiative of this organization.

Volyn Oblast

All employees of the Volyn Oblast Council were evacuated due to reports of “mining”. Prior to that, explosives technicians checked the premises of the Lutsk City Council, where they also received reports of “mining”. The information has not been confirmed.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

Near the city of Starokostiantyniv, the Khmelnytskyi Oblast, a memorial was opened at the place of death of the pilot of the Mykolaiv 299th Tactical Aviation Brigade, Hero of Ukraine Captain Oleksandr Korpan. On March 2, 2022, during the withdrawal of equipment from russian missile fire, Oleksandr’s plane was hit and caught fire. Captain Korpan took the plane engulfed in flames away from the airfield and at the cost of his own life saved the lives of his comrades and civilian residents of the city of Starokostiantyniv. 

A resident of the Kyiv Oblast, originally from Khmelnytskyi, will be tried for publicly denying russian armed aggression against Ukraine. The suspect shared relevant publications on social networks. She was also the coordinator of actions in support of the Ukrainian orthodox church of the moscow patriarchate near the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.

In the Khmelnytskyi Oblast hospital for war veterans, civilian patients began to be hospitalized for inpatient rehabilitation care. Currently, four patients are undergoing rehabilitation in the hospital.

Chernivtsi Oblast

Bukovyna military serviceman Stanislav Slyvka received the Order “For Courage” of the III degree.

A thermal imager and night vision devices for servicemen of one of the battalions of the 107th separate brigade of the Bukovyna Territorial Defense Forces were handed over by representatives of the Chernivtsi city shopping complex “Kalynivskyi Rynok”.

Residents of the Klishkivtsi community sent aid to the front line. This time they visited the soldiers who defend Ukraine in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast and Donetsk directions. They took home-made bread and cookies, sweets, power banks, flashlights, medicine, generators, tools and materials for building dugouts. Pupils of local schools prepared drawings and postcards.

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

In Kalush, the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, the photo exhibition “Heavenly Photographer” will be exhibited with the works of Maksym Burda, a fallen soldier of the 3rd separate assault brigade. This is the eighth city in Ukraine where his photos will be presented. The warrior-photographer created almost 200 works in 11 months of service.

Ternopil Oblast

Yurii Trokhymenko, a soldier of the 105th separate ground defense brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, originally from Korosten, who lost both hands in the war, is preparing for prosthetics in the United States. With the assistance of the “Revived Soldiers Ukraine” charity fund, the necessary assistance will be provided to the soldier in Philadelphia.

Zakarpattia Oblast

The President of Ukraine posthumously awarded the Order “For Courage” of the III degree to serviceman from Zakarpattia Denys Rudyk. He was a junior sergeant, an inspector of the border service of the 3rd category, a machine gunner of the Zabolottia border service. The soldier died during a combat mission in the Luhansk Oblast in May 2022.

The recruitment of students for the second training course at the Zakarpattia Center for Training the Population for National Resistance has been announced. Applications can be submitted until October 27.

Last modified: 13 Жовтня, 2023