The two hundred and ninety-third day (293) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.


Northern Oblasts

Kyiv Oblast

During December 11-12, emergency power outages occurred in the Kyiv Oblast due to worsening weather conditions. Currently, 14 settlements remain de-energized and 37 remain partially de-energized.

Today, in the Vyshgorod raion, units of the State Emergency Service carried out the liquidation of the explosive objects.

As part of an official visit to Ukraine, Irpin was visited by Australia’s ombudsman, the president of the International Ombudsman Institute, Chris Field, and the UK’s parliamentary ombudsman for health care, Robert Behrens. The delegation arrived in Ukraine on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, which was celebrated on December 10. Dmytro Lubinets, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, came to Irpin with foreign colleagues.

In the next few days, the overhaul of the roof in one of the high-rise buildings damaged by firecrackers on Yablunska Street in Bucha will be completed. So far, the work has been completed by 95%. It remains to install drainage pipes.

The German sister city of Bergisch-Gladbach gave Bucha winter clothes and shoes for “Buchaservice” employees, gas and diesel heat guns.


In Bohuslav, the «Shkola Kolyady [Kolyad School]» educational course, developed and implemented by the professional team of the public organization «Navkolo nas. UA. [Around Us. UA]». At the same time, the opening of the «Vidrodzhennia tradytsiy [Revival of Traditions]» art center took place, the idea of ​​which belongs to the local craftswoman Valentina Tkach. Both events gathered more than 100 visitors each. They have a busy calendar of events for the next two months. The purpose of the events is to help Ukrainians to realize their identity, to understand how we differ from our «brotherly people» and what we are fighting for. The project is implemented with the support of the European Endowment For Democracy.

Zhytomyr Oblast

Zhytomyr said goodbye to Oleksandr Stakan. With the beginning of the full-scale aggression of russia, he stood up for the defense of the Motherland. The fighter performed the duties of the commander of the tank crew of the airborne brigade of the airborne assault troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Died in battle, defending the eastern borders of Ukraine. Eternal Glory to the Hero.

A shower on wheels for infantry soldiers and an SUV for special forces were purchased by volunteers from the Zhytomyr Oblast. The money was collected for more than a month, and for another week they were looking for exactly such a car in Germany, which was ordered by the military from the Ivan Bohun Brigade. 

TV presenter Oleksandr Pedan came to Zhytomyr schoolchildren to consolidate knowledge about mine safety and just talk. The venue for the meeting was chosen at the 24th Lyceum, whose bomb shelter can accommodate up to 300 people. «NELections with Pedan» have already taken place in Rivne, Kropyvnytskyi and other cities of Ukraine.

Chernihiv Oblast

Today, near the village of Shestovitsa, the pyrotechnic group of the State Emergency Service carried out the destruction of explosive objects by means of detonation.

As of 10:00 a.m. on December 12, 41 settlements of Chernihiv Oblast remain without electricity due to bad weather at night and in the morning. In total, 17,884 subscribers remained without electricity.

In Chernihiv, the number of people stuck in elevators during power outages has increased. On a normal day, from one to four people get stuck in the elevators due to a malfunction, but during emergency shutdowns, we have from 6 to 28 jams per day.

Sumy Oblast

Yesterday, the russian military fired mortars at the Velyka Pysarivka community in the Sumy Oblast twice.

Yesterday evening and this morning, the russian military shelled the Seredyna-Buda community with mortars. There were no injuries among the population and no destruction.

Today in Sumy they said goodbye to defender Igor Kizimov.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

During the past day, the enemy shelled 12 settlements of the Kharkiv Oblast, which are located near the contact line.

The settlements of Strelecha, Starytsia, Ohirtseve, Gatishche, Volohivka, Okhrimivka, Dvorichna and Kamianka were hit by mortar and artillery fire.

The Kupyansk direction suffers the most from shelling. There, the enemy shelled Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, and Berestovka. According to preliminary information, there are no victims.

In the Kharkiv raion, in the village of Hlyboke, two summer houses burned down as a result of shelling by the occupiers. There were no casualties.

According to the Oblast Center of Emergency Medical Assistance, a 58-year-old woman was injured in the city of Balaklia by stepping on an explosive object. Hospitalized in moderate condition.

Demining of the territories of the Oblast continues. During the day, pyrotechnics destroyed 47 explosive objects.

Donetsk Oblast

On December 11, the russians killed one civilian of Donetsk Oblast — in Velyka Novosilka. 3 more people in the Oblast were injured.

Since February 24, the russians have killed 1,252 civilians of Donetsk Oblast, wounded another 2,720. It is still not possible to establish the number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion

In the east of Pokrovsk raion, 7 houses in Kurakhove and a farm building in Kurakhivka were damaged. Shelling was recorded at night on Mariinka and Krasnohorivka, in the morning in Solovyove of Ocheretyne community and Avdiivka. No victims. The occupiers opened fire on populated areas of the Donetsk Oblast: the cities of Avdiivka, Kurakhove, the village of Velyka Novosilka, the village of Karlivka. The russian army attacked the civilian population with aviation, S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, Grad MLRS, AGS, artillery, and tanks.

The enemy shelled the town of Girnyk, Kurakhove community, Pokrovsk raion, using cluster shells and Uragan MLRS, resulting in 2 dead and 10 wounded.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion

2 houses in Lyman were damaged in the Lysychansk direction, and shelling of Torske and Zarichne continues on the territory of the community. There were no casualties.

Representatives of the Kramatorsk City Council handed modern hearing aids to hearing-impaired young residents of Kramatorsk. There are 75 hearing-impaired children on the register of a hearing-impaired doctor in Kramatorsk. From 2018 to 2021, 64 children were provided with hearing aids, 11 more this year. For the full development of children’s speech, powerful digital hearing aids with a children’s adjustment algorithm were purchased. Thus, all children with hearing impairment registered in Kramatorsk and in need of such equipment received the necessary devices.

The Bethlehem fire of peace has arrived in Kramatorsk. This tradition has been supported by the national scout organization of Ukraine «Plast» and «Ukrzaliznytsia» for several years in a row. Its employees transferred the fire to employees of the Kramatorsk railway station. All those who wish will be able to light their candle in the large hall of the station. The team of «Active Community» took part in the event.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion

In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka sectors, the enemy fired at the positions of the Defense Forces with tanks, mortars, tube and rocket artillery in the vicinity of twenty-four settlements. These are, in particular, Verkhniokamianske, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Druzhba, Zalizne, New York, Avdiivka, Opytne, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, and Maryinka in Donetsk Oblast. The occupiers launched attacks with tactical and army aviation in the areas of Spirne and Bilohorivka.

In the Horlivka sector the russians wounded one person in Kostiantynivka, as well as hit a house and a former school. In Bakhmut, two people were wounded, and a railway facility and a residential building were damaged. Five houses were damaged in Vasiukivka of the Soledar community.

Volnovakha and Volnovakha Raion

In the Volnovakha sector, Novoukrainka and Bohoyavlenka of the Vuhledar community came under fire. There were no casualties.


Hundreds of houses in the city remain with damaged roofs as a result of russian shelling. The occupation authorities failed to solve this problem before winter. . Now people not only are freezing in their own apartments, but the latter are also flooded after the rain.

The film “Mariupolis 2” by Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravičius won the European Film Academy Award in the nomination “Best Documentary Film” of 2022. The film depicts the life of civilians during the russian siege of the city. 

American singer Suzanne Vega released a song about Mariupol, titled Last Train From Mariupol. The song is dedicated to the horrors of occupied Mariupol, which was mercilessly destroyed by the russians.

Luhansk Oblast

The occupiers near the front line use the civilian population as human shields. Russians are deploying military equipment near residential buildings. 

Ukrainian defenders continue to repel enemy attacks in Bilohorivka.

At the “Red Partisan” mine near Dovzhansk, the occupiers are dismantling and removing equipment every day. The enterprise is being prepared for conservation. The occupiers have already prepared a list of mines that they consider unprofitable.

Total mobilization continues in the occupied territories of the Luhansk region. Unemployment and lack of money help the russians force the local people to go to war, where they die in the first attack.

Southern oblasts

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Over the past day, December 11, the russian military shelled civilian infrastructure in the area of 21 settlements of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. The police received 12 reports of destruction of houses, apartments, and infrastructure facilities.

The National Security and Defense Council imposed personal sanctions against seven hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Among others, the sanctions list includes Metropolitan Luka (Andriy Kovalenko) of Zaporizhzhia and Melitopol of the UOC-MP. The NSDC prohibited him from using assets and withdrawing capital abroad, also restricted his trade and other transactions related to property, and deprived him of state awards.

Kherson Oblast

Russian troops shelled the residential sector in Kherson. A house and power supply lines were damaged. Two people were killed, and five more were wounded.  

The Korabel microdistrict also came under fire. The number of casualties there is unknown.

Russian troops shelled the Tavriyskyi microdistrict in Kherson, damaging cars in the parking lot and a gas pipeline. According to preliminary data, one person was killed, and another three were wounded.

In the temporarily occupied Skadovsk unknown persons blew up the car of collaborator Bulyuk. He was taken to a hospital in Simferopol with injuries, the driver of the car died on the spot.

In the Kherson Oblast, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained the so-called representatives of the “election commissions”, who threatened to shoot local residents for their refusal to “vote” at the pseudo-referendum. The suspects face up to 10 years in prison.

Mykolaiv Oblast

Yesterday, the enemy attacked the waters of the Ochakiv community with MLRS. At night, the enemy carried out mortar shelling. There were no casualties.

Also yesterday, as a result of hostile shelling of one of the settlements of the Kutsurub community, a household outbuilding was destroyed, a social infrastructure facility and residential buildings were damaged. There were no casualties.

In the city of Mykolaiv, as well as in the Pervomaisk, Voznesensk, and Bashtanka raions it was relatively quiet during the day and night.

Central Oblasts 

Kirovohrad Oblast

Volodymyr Skrypnychenko, a volunteer of the NGO “Hearts of Mothers and War Veterans of Kropyvnytskyi”, was awarded with the “Golden Heart” decoration of the President of Ukraine.   

58 thousand hryvnias were raised at a charity auction for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Oleksandria. Charity exhibition-auction “Zhyttia vsuperech” is dedicated to the day of charity. 22 photographs were purchased. The works were provided by 15 representatives of the “golden hundred” photographers of Ukraine.

The staff of the Kropyvnytskyi Lyceum “Municipal Collegium” appealed to the Kirovohrad Regional Center for Recruitment and Social Support with the initiative to congratulate the defenders of Ukraine on New Year holidays. The students decided to send the collected gifts to the soldiers who are defending Donetsk oblast. Numerous packages with goodies will be taken in the coming days to Bakhmut, where the fiercest battles against the russian invaders are taking place.

Cherkasy Oblast

Vatutinе City Council selected the new name of the city, which received the largest number of votes. This name is Bahacheve, it received 206 votes. The final decision is up to the deputies of the city council.

In Uman, residents of the upper floors of high-rise buildings receive water supply intermittently. To prevent this, the Municipal Enterprise “Umanvodokanal” uses diesel generators to provide water to the upper floors. In addition, some pumping stations have organized round-the-clock duty for timely switching to the power grid.

Poltava Oblast

Viktor Dovhii, a warrior from Poltava, was killed at the front. The defender fell in the battle near Bakhmut. Viktor Dovhyi lived and worked in Poltava, and he defended Ukraine with the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

In Poltava oblast, a soldier Yurii Sobko, who lived in the village of Mykilka, Velyko Rublivka community, was laid to rest. He was killed in battles near Svatove of Luhansk oblast.

Vitaliy Stasko, a senior soldier from Zinkiv, was a driver of anti-tank guided missiles. The 34-year-old soldier died on June 30 as a result of a direct hit of a Russian tank shell in the area of the unit’s concentration in the village of Verkhnokamianske in Bakhmut raion.  

Serhiy Zamsha, who was from Poltava oblast, laid down his life for Ukraine. He died on December 6 during a combat mission as a result of multiple shrapnel wounds incompatible with life during a mortar attack. The defender was 41 years old.

The life of another soldier from Poltava oblast was ended at the frontline. Yuriy Chornyak died at the front. He was a soldier of the 148th battalion of territorial defense of the 116th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The 44-year-old soldier was a native of the Velyky Sorochyntsi community. Recently, he lived in Myrhorod.

The local authorities of Poltava oblast handed over ten diesel generators for the 116th Brigade. They were purchased for regional funds. Also, 1320 units of warm clothing were handed over to the soldiers.    

Kostiantyn Izuimov from Poltava raised over 40 thousand hryvnias for the Armed Forces at a big stand-up concert. In the Philharmonic, a helmet and a tube with author’s painting were raffled off, an LAW from which a tank was destroyed, a Ukrainian dry ration and a flag of Ukraine, which was transferred by intelligence.

The communities of Poltava oblast receive food products, which will be formed into packages and distributed to the IDPs. First of all, pensioners, people with disabilities and low-income families will receive such sets. They have already shipped 180 tons of products for 18 communities.

Anatolii Novopysmennyi from Poltava became the absolute champion of Europe in classic powerlifting. He won this title according to the IPF formula at the European Championships held in the Polish city of Skernevyce. Anatoliy took “gold” in squats and bench press.

Western Oblasts

Rivne Oblast

Zdolbuniv teachers sew seat rugs for the military. The rug is fixed with carbines on a belt tape that can be adjusted. They have already sewn 40 units and have cut another 30. Teachers of the school have been volunteering since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. In the spring they cooked. Their personal record is 600 kg of carrots, which they processed. They also handed over 400 bags for first aid kits, several hundred balaclavas and half a hundred of chest rigs, camouflage nets to the military. 

The residence of Saint Mykolai was opened in the underground in the central park of Rivne. 

Chernivtsi Oblast

Bukovyna said goodbye to Sergeant Andriy Savchuk from the village of Hvizdivtsi, soldiers Vasyl Kyshlyak from the village of Koniatyn and Serhiy Hryhoriak from the village of Mamayivtsi. They were killed in action. Eternal glory to the Heroes.

Hennadiy Zhereblyuk from Bukovyna received the state award. The soldier was awarded the medal “For Military Service” in accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.   

Doctors, employees of the management and auxiliary services of the Chernivtsi Regional Hospital once again donated blood for servicemen. The event was held under the slogan “Your blood can fight too!” 

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, an entrepreneur from the village of Repuzhyntsi Petro Hutskan and his friends have been helping the military. At first they raised funds and bought ammunition for the military, cooked stew and took it to the front. Now the men are engaged in the manufacture of ” potbelly stoves”. They make them from old gas cylinders. For more than a month they have made about a hundred ” potbelly stoves”. 

The residents of Chernivtsi region, who sheltered the IDPs, received almost 15 million UAH of compensation for the period from March to September. Payments for the last two months were made in December by the charitable organization Red Cross Society.

Last modified: 13 Грудня, 2022