The six hundred and sixty-eighths day (668) of the large-scale armed aggression of the russians against ours continues.


Northern Oblasts


Kyiv was covered in snow: utility workers used almost 400 tons of salt and 3 tons of sand in a day.

The First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska held traditional Christmas readings at the “Okhmatdyt” Children’s Specialized Hospital. The participants of this year’s reading were patients of the bone marrow transplantation department.

A Christmas liturgy was held in St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv. It was headed by Metropolitan Epiphany of Kyiv and All Ukraine.

For the first time, variations of the song “Shchedryk” (originally a Ukrainian New Year`s song, now also known as “Carol of the Bells”) performed by the Academic Choral Chapel of the Ukrainian Radio were played on the large Lavra bell tower.

Kyiv Oblast 

Clearing and anti-icing of roads continues in Kyiv Oblast. As of the morning of December 25, 124 units of equipment were working to overcome the consequences of precipitation.

Bucha allocated 35 million hryvnias to support the Armed Forces. This decision was supported by the deputies of the Bucha City Council during an extraordinary session.

More than 8,700 hryvnias were collected at the charity concert “Gatherings at Horyslava”, which took place in Bucha. The money was given to a volunteer who actively helps our soldiers at the front.

Zhytomyr Oblast

At Christmas in Zhytomyr, the executive committee agreed on a decision to transfer four pickup trucks for mobile air defense groups.

Librarians from the Ovruch community master hand weaving in order to make blue-yellow bracelets, which, together with packages, will be handed over to soldiers at the front as charms.

Chernihiv Oblast

On December 24, russian troops shelled three border villages of Chernihiv Oblast. The military recorded 67 explosions.

Another bridge, destroyed during the fighting in Chernihiv Oblast, will be opened near Nizhyn. It is located on the route connecting Chernihiv Oblast with Kyiv Oblast and Sumy Oblast via railway.

Sumy Oblast

On December 24, the russian army shelled 7 communities of Sumy Oblast. 68 explosions were recorded.

At night, the russian troops carried out a mortar shelling of the Krasnopillia community. 5 explosions were recorded.

Eastern Oblasts 

Kharkiv Oblast

During the day, 10 communities came under artillery and mortar fire. The russian military used “Uragan” and “Pion” to hit Vilkhuvatka and Pidseredne. Civil infrastructure objects were damaged in Vovchansk as a result of russian shelling.

In the Kupyansk direction, the russians do not reduce the intensity of their assaults, but they suffer losses.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kupyansk direction repelled 21 russian attacks near Synkivka in Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk Oblast. Three villages in the region were hit by airstrikes.

As a result of bad weather, 202 subscribers are left without electricity in the Kharkiv Oblast.

In the de-occupied Tsupivka in Dergachi raion, the first consumers began to be fed – there was no electricity in the village since the beginning of the invasion of the russian federation. According to energy experts, the network is damaged by 70%.

Donetsk Oblast

During December 24, the occupying forces inflicted 10 strikes on the civilian population of Donetsk Oblast.

Three people were injured in Donetsk Oblast over the yesterday, December 24.

Since February 24, 2022, the russians have killed 1,796 civilians of Donetsk Oblast, and wounded another 4,414 people. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.

In the Donetsk Oblast, 70 shelters are being repaired. There are 1,517 such buildings in the Oblast, they are inspected by the commission, 70 percent have already been inspected.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion 

In the Lysychansk direction, 2 houses were damaged: in Serebryanka of the Siverske community and in Torske of the Lyman community.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion

In the Donetsk direction, 1 person was injured in Ocheretyn. Isolated shelling was recorded in Avdiyivka. In Kurakhove, in the affected zone of the industrial zone. Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, and Maksimilyanivka were shelled in the Marinsk community.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion

New York of the Toretsk community was shelled and bombed — 2 people were wounded, 25 houses and 1 infrastructure object were damaged. 2 private houses were damaged in the Chasiv Yar community.

Volnovakha and Volnovakha raion

On the Volnovakha direction, the russians shelled Prechistivka and the vicinity of Bogoyavlenka of the Vuhledar community with artillery.


Ukrainian anti-aircraft fighters shot down a Su-34 in the direction of Mariupol yesterday.

Luhansk Oblast 

More than 10 million hryvnias were received by the parents of children from the Rubizhne community of Luhansk Oblast for the rehabilitation of children. The review of applications is ongoing.

Southern Oblasts 

Mykolayiv Oblast

On December 24, one russian drone of the “Shahed-131/136” type was shot down in Mykolayiv Oblast. The russian military also struck the town of Ochakiv of the Ochakiv community and the Kutsurub community.

On December 25, Christmas services were held in Mykolaiv – the townspeople celebrated the holiday according to the New Yulian calendar.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast 

18 settlements came under enemy fire – the russian military made 176 strikes on the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. 3 reports were received about the destruction of residential buildings and infrastructure facilities. Civilians were not injured.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, a border guard with the pseudonym Mozart neutralized four russian FPV drones with the help of an anti-drone gun.

In the Cathedral Cathedral of the Holy Trinity of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Zaporizhzhia, a Christmas service was held for the first time on December 25, according to the New Julian calendar.

Odesa Oblast 

The russian Kh-31P missile, which was launched in the evening in the direction of Chornomorsk in Odesa Oblast, was shot down by anti-aircraft defense.

Also, 17 Shahed-136 attack UAVs were destroyed over the region. Debris of one downed drone damaged technical facilities in the port infrastructure of Odesa, another – an administrative building that was not used, and a warehouse of a preserved object in Rozdilniansky district. There are no injured.

A storm warning was announced in Odesa for December 26. Westerly wind gusts of 15-20 m/s are expected. Therefore, the danger that mines will hit the shore increases. The population is urged not to approach the coast.

Kherson Oblast 

Russian troops shelled Kherson Oblast 71 times per day. They hit residential areas, hit the territory of the factory in Kherson. One person died, two were injured.

As a result of yesterday’s shelling of Chornobayivka, 26 houses, a gym, educational and medical institutions, an agricultural facility, road infrastructure, and three communal buses were damaged. At least 25 artillery strikes of the russian army on the village were recorded.

Air defense forces destroyed three “Shahed-136” type drones over the Kherson Oblast at night. It was not possible to avoid being hit in the Beryslav raion. A fire broke out in the warehouse, which the rescuers have already extinguished.

At night, the russian army attacked Kherson again. As a result of russian projectiles, a car was on fire in one of the neighborhoods, and a garage was on fire in the suburbs. The fires were extinguished.

As of December 25, 5.2 thousand subscribers remain without electricity in Kherson. In the Kherson Oblast, 45 settlements were cut off.

Central Oblasts

Dnipro Oblast

At the night of December 25, five russian drones were shot down over Dnipro Oblast by the Ukrainian Armed Forces: two in Synelnyky and Dnipro Raions, and one in Pavlohrad Raion. The falling debris damaged an outbuilding and a grain loader. A one-story building caught fire and was extinguished. No one was killed or injured.

Today, the military of the “East” Air Command destroyed an X-59 guided missile in Kryvyi Rih Raion.

Due to reports of a bomb threat in Dnipro, 32 colleges and a shopping center were checked over the past day. No explosives were found.

The police in Kryvyi Rih received a bomb threat to all schools in the region.

Philanthropists from the “Raise of Ukraine” foundation are holding drawing workshops for IDPs in Dnipro. The meetings are aimed at psychological support and communication. In particular, women from Luhansk Oblast attended art therapy.

Kirovohrad Oblast

Christmas gifts were delivered to Ukrainian defenders by partners from the Lower Silesian Voivodeship of the Republic of Poland. They were delivered to leading medical institutions where the soldiers are currently undergoing treatment and rehabilitation.

Residents of the Kropyvnytskyi Raion’s Znamianka community assembled seven minibusses of aid for the defenders and sent two drones. In addition, two FPV drones were delivered to the 39th and 196th Brigades, one of which was purchased for funds raised during the second Znamianka Iron RUN half marathon.

The Kropyvnytskyi Special Forces recorded a video for Ukrainians with Merry Christmas greetings. The soldiers’ message was posted on the official Facebook page of the 3rd separate Special Forces regiment named after Prince Sviatoslav the Brave.   

Poltava Oblast

The first nine veterans’ assistants appeared in the region as part of a pilot project of the Ministry of Veterans. They received certificates after the training. Subsequently, the specialists will accompany veterans in communities and help them in the process of transition from military to civilian life. 

In Poltava, they plan to set up a live Christmas tree near the Hohol Theater. A collection to help the military will also be organized near it. The money will be used to repair vehicles for the Armed Forces.

Western Oblasts

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

In the evening of December 24, the Khmelnytskyi Oblast was once again attacked by russian ” Shaheds”. During the air raid, residents of the area could hear explosions. Air defense forces were working.

Today, December 25, the first Christmas service in Ukrainian was held at the Holy Protection Cathedral in Khmelnytskyi.

Chernivtsi Oblast

A New Year’s photo zone was set up on Philharmonic Square in Chernivtsi. This is the only location in the city that was decorated for the Christmas and New Year holidays. It was decorated with colored balloons and Christmas paraphernalia. All the decorations are from last year, so no money was spent on it.

Ternopil Oblast

Ternopil artist Natalia Basarab has painted more than fifty portraits of servicemen who defend Ukraine in the Armed Forces. She launched the charity project Their Eyes Look into the Soul this summer. The artist presents her works to the military by heart. This has a positive effect on their psychological state and evokes joyful emotions.

Zakarpattia Oblast

In the village of Neresnytsia, Tyachiv Raion, on December 25, children carol and raise money to support the Armed Forces. The proceeds will be transferred to the front for the needs of the military.

Last modified: 27 Грудня, 2023