The two hundred thirty-second (232) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
About us: The “Active Community” initiative was launched by activists of the “Republika” Institute after the Euromaidan (2014), which focused on the activation and involvement of Ukrainians in the decision-making process. The goal for 2025: to activate and involve at least 1% of citizens in making decisions and promoting reforms in Ukraine on a systematic basis for the well-being of Ukrainian communities. Today we work in 30 communities in Ukraine.
The two hundred thirty-second (232) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
Today, around 5 am, the russians launched an attack on the Kyiv Oblast. In the Makariv community, three strikes by enemy kamikaze drones on an infrastructure facility were recorded. This caused a fire. There are no victims or injured.
Today, the member of the European Parliament, the standing rapporteur of the European Parliament on Ukraine, Michael Gahler, visited Irpin.
Today, explosive ordnance disposal works were carried out near several settlements of the Ivankiv community in the Vyshhorod Raion.
Restoration of social infrastructure continues in the Kyiv Oblast. Currently, restoration works are continuing in Borodianka. Among other things, the construction of the Administrative Service Center has begun. The building is modular, it will be erected in the shortest possible time.
A beehive mined by the russian military was found at an apiary in the village of Babyntsi of the Bucha community. Inside the beehive there were two grenades – F-1 and RGD-5 – attached to each other with tape. The occupiers replaced the grenade pins with English pins and connected the grenades and the lid of the beehive with nylon thread. The mining was discovered by the beehive owner, who came to the apiary from Nemishaieve. The grenades did not detonate. Sappers defused the explosives.
Fighters of the Voluntary Formation of the Bucha City Territorial Community No. 1, while inspecting a forest belt near Zdvyzhivka, found an anti-tank mine hidden under a mushroom.
In the village of Buzova, russian tanks were shooting at houses at close range. One damaged five-story building will be dismantled. Two other houses have been repaired.
The use of power tools and mopeds has been banned in Velyka Dymerka. Their sounds can be easily confused with the enemy’s dangerous flying vehicles used to attack the capital region.
In Zhytomyr, they said goodbye to Vitaliy Lobov and Maksym Yevpak. Vitaliy Lobov was born in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, and in 2014 he joined the special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to defend Ukraine. He died heroically defending one of the cities on the eastern borders of Ukraine. Maksym Yevpak was born and lived in Zhytomyr, served in one of the brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He was killed in a battle for one of the settlements in the east.
Windows damaged by the blast wave from a russian missile strike are being replaced in three educational institutions in Zhytomyr. In total, about three dozen windows have to be replaced. Currently, the lyceum is eliminating the consequences of the missile strike on its own, but they plan to turn to the Oblast Council for help.
A soldier from the Zhytomyr Oblast, who lost an arm, got married right in the hospital. 22-year-old Serhiy Kostiuchenko, having suffered a serious injury, decided to leave his beloved in order not to be a burden for her. The girl found him in Lviv. The couple got married right in the hospital. Now the young man is awaiting another complicated operation, as he may lose his left arm. They are also planning to get a prosthesis for the Ukrainian defender and are already raising money for it.
More than 300 tactical first-aid kits were handed over to paratroopers by representatives of the “Zhytomyr” humanitarian hub. The kits include hemostatic agents, tourniquets, bandages and other medical supplies and medicines.
Yesterday, on October 12, russian troops again shelled the border areas of the Chernihiv Oblast. The Novhorod-Siversk and Semenivka communities came under enemy fire. They fired mortars, tube artillery, and also dropped two explosive devices from a UAV on the territory of the Novhorod-Siversk community. The enemy fired 120 mm mortars on the territory of the Semenivka community. Border guards recorded six hits.
This morning, the russian army shelled the Myropillia community in the Sumy Oblast. 15 hits from self-propelled artillery mounts were recorded.
The Sumy Platform for Reforms has developed an information campaign calling on citizens to talk to their MPs about why there are still streets in Sumy named after Russian figures.
Over the past day, the enemy shelled Vovchansk, as well as some settlements in the Chuhuiv, Kharkiv, Kupiansk, and Bohodukhiv raions.
During the day, a 62-year-old man in the Izium Raion and a 59-year-old man in the Kupiansk Raion were hospitalized with wounds.
Power supply has been restored in most of the Kupiansk Raion, pharmacies and shops will soon start working, bank services and Ukrposhta will start working in the near future. Work is underway to restore gas supply.
Pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service continue demining the Oblast, 523 explosive devices were neutralized over the past day.
Two workers, aged 28 and 21 years, were killed by a mine while performing road works in the Izium Raion. In addition, a 62-year-old man and a 55-year-old man were wounded in the Izium Raion after stepping on a mine.
In some areas of hostilities, in particular, in the Donetsk Oblast, russian units began to receive orders from the top leadership to temporarily stop offensive actions. According to the General Staff, the main reason for this decision is the extremely low moral and psychological condition of the recruits, numerous cases of desertion among the mobilized and non-compliance with combat orders.
On October 12, the russians killed 7 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast, namely in Avdiivka. In addition, 4 more civilians killed by the russians during the occupation were found in Liman. 13 people were wounded yesterday.
In total, since February 24, as a result of the russian missile attack, the Donetsk Oblast has lost 990 of its civilians, and another 2,390 have been wounded. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.
Civil infrastructure has been destroyed in the de-occupied territories of Donetsk Oblast. In almost 50 settlements of Sviatohirsk and Lyman communities, more than 80% of the housing stock was destroyed, especially private houses, which are not subject to restoration.
In Slovyansk, rubble in destroyed high-rise buildings began to be dismantled. This will allow to carry out an examination of the technical condition of the buildings and make a decision on the possibility of their restoration. If the examination is positive, the development of project and estimate documentation will begin. Also, after the inspection, the restoration of the roofs of the affected high-rise buildings began.
A branch of “Ukrposhta” (the state postal service) operates in Sviatohirsk. People receive pensions and social benefits. Also, an ATM of “Oschadbank” started working in the city, so local residents can access their money. Humanitarian aid is delivered. However, local authorities are urging people to evacuate.
The AUI “Active Community” team in Kramatorsk is preparing training on providing first aid to victims. Negotiations with the initiative group are ongoing and relevant organizational work is underway.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
In the Avdiivka direction, tanks, mortars, tube and jet artillery fired at settlements of Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Nevelske and Pervomaiske.
In the Pokrovsk Raion, the Kurakhove community was the most affected: Illinka village was shelled 4 times, and Hannivka – 2 times. 5 houses and power lines were damaged. There were also isolated hits at the old part of Avdiivka. There are no victims.
According to the conclusions of the commission on technogenic and ecological safety and emergency situations, the situation regarding the lack of water supply in the Pokrovsk community is considered to be extraordinary. As a result of the stoppage of the Karlivka filtering station due to hostilities, the residents of the Pokrovsk community have been without centralized water supply for a long time.
Families with children with disabilities living in Pokrovsk were given electric heaters that were provided to the community by donors, primarily the Charity Foundation “Caritas”.
In the Bakhmut Raion, the russians fired on the outskirts of the villages in the Toretsk, Soledar and Svitlodar communities. There was no information about victims and destruction.
At 4:00 a.m. on October 13, the russian military carried out two airstrikes on Bakhmut. As a result of shelling, six private houses were destroyed. There is no electricity and water supply in the community.
“Ukrposhta” operates in liberated Lyman, so people can receive pensions and other payments. There are 4 mobile brigades operating in the city, providing the needs of the city’s residents. If necessary, a Starlink station will be installed so that branches have stable Internet access.
The occupiers created a plan to rebuild Mariupol by 2035. This is a profanation and an attempt to cover up war crimes, because this plan has no social component. The document has no vision of the future and is viable only in the very short term.
The occupiers illegally seized the facilities of the Ukrainian enterprise in Mariupol. Now they plan to resume neon production. The INGAZ enterprise, which had unique equipment in Mariupol for the production of neon, has currently been stolen by the russians. Oleksandr Katsyuba, the representative of the company, informed about this.
The de-occupation of Luhansk Oblast continues, but the russians are trying to completely destroy the villages from which they have already been expelled. The invaders know that there are civilians left there, and they still fire on these settlements.
Over the past day, the russian occupiers shelled 19 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. 37 reports were received about the destruction of houses, apartments and infrastructure facilities as a result of shelling.
Orichiv and nearby villages suffered the most from enemy fire. During the day, the russian military shelled the city 324 times. As a result, 9 residents of Orikhov were injured. A resident of the village of Preobrazhenka was killed, and three others were injured. Also, three residents of Stepnohirsk were wounded by shelling.
In the area of the city of Tokmak, the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit three S-300 anti-aircraft missile complexes of the russian troops along with personnel. The wounded russians were taken to a local hospital.
At a session of the Zaporizhzhia City Council, a decision was made to rename Lermontova Street in honor of the “cyborg” [Ukrainian soldier who was protecting the Donetsk airport] and historian Vyacheslav Zaitsev, who recently died at the front line.
Yesterday evening, the operation of the 750 kV Zaporizhzhia NPP – Dniprovska high-voltage communication line was restored. The Zaporizhzhia NPP is again connected to the Ukrainian power grid. The president of “Energoatom” refuted fake information about the transition of the Zaporizhzhia NPP to russian nuclear fuel.
The occupation authorities of the Kherson Oblast created an “interdepartmental commission” that transfers “ownerless property” to “temporary management”. In other words, the occupiers have already taken 100 objects of commercial real estate from the owners who refused to re-register their businesses with fake authorities.
The russian army continues to station personnel and equipment in schools in the Kherson Oblast, using children as “human shields”. 400 ex-prisoners (who are now mercenaries of the PMC “Wagner”) are based in Myrolyubivka alongside the children. Also, more than half a hundred russian soldiers remain in the Hladkivka educational institution.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed the command and observation post of the russian battalion in the Berislav Raion.
Since the start of the full-scale invasion, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated 75 settlements in the Kherson Oblast.
At night, two enemy kamikaze drones “Shahed-136” were shot down over the Mykolaiv Oblast by the air defense means of the Air Command “South” of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
At night, the enemy massively bombarded Mykolaiv with eight S-300 missiles.
It is known that a number of civilian objects were hit. In particular, a five-story residential building. As a result, the two upper floors were completely destroyed, the rest are under rubble.
Previously, two people were injured. Among the injured is an 11-year-old boy who was pulled out from the rubble. The search operation for seven more people continues. The building of a shuttle station was also destroyed as a result of the missile attack. Previously, one employee is under the rubble. Other missiles fell in the open area.
Since 5 a.m two villages of the Shevchenkove community came under enemy fire. There are hits in populated areas and beyond. The consequences are clarified.
Over the past day, the Berezhuvate community was shelled by the russians. As a result, 11 residential buildings were damaged in one of the villages.
Yesterday, two villages of the Shyroke community came under enemy fire. As a result, the house in one of them was completely destroyed and four others were damaged.
At night, four “Shahed-136” kamikaze drones were shot down by air defense forces over Odesa.
In Odesa, utility workers will be on duty in bomb shelters to unlock them during an air alarm. The city council made the corresponding decision due to numerous complaints about the lack of access to shelters during an alarm.
The russian occupation troops fired at the Nikopol Raion all night. A 59-year-old resident of Nikopol was seriously injured during the shelling. A private house caught fire from russian shells. In the city, ten high-rise buildings and 26 private houses, five farm buildings were mutilated. Two outbuildings were destroyed. A hospital, a kindergarten, a market, a cathedral and a museum were damaged. A factory, a children’s entertainment center, three shops, a post office, two cars, gas stations and the electricity network were also affected. More than 2,000 families were left without electricity.
Volodymyr Parkhoniuk from the Kamianske Raion, police captain Oleksandr Kovalenko, machine gunner Serhii Chernysh from Nikopol, Yevgen Semenov from Chervonohrihorivka, lieutenant Viktor Protsenko from Zhovti Vody, Stanislav Malyshev from Dnipro died at the front defending Ukraine. Eternal glory to the Heroes!
The Nikopol ferroalloy plant, the Marganets and Pokrovsk mining and processing plants will suspend production from November 1, 2022 due to increased costs, in particular, due to the increase in the price of electricity.
In Pidgorodnie near the city of Dniepro more than 4,000 internally displaced persons were accepted from the regions affected by hostilities. Volunteers and foundations provide them with food kits, clothes, and hygiene products. Local farmers also share potatoes, onions, cabbage, carrots, and tomatoes with them.
The Dnipro City Hall, together with the TAPS-Ukraine Foundation and the Coordination Headquarters of Volunteers, continue to help the military and civilians. Only last week, the city handed over 500 sets of uniforms to defenders. And also sweetwater, juices and vegetables. Volunteers also distributed generators and solar batteries received from benefactors, who promptly hand them over to the military at their request.
The defenders in the combat zone received a large cargo of food from the Dnipro. Volunteers also handed over food for pets to the residents of the front-line settlements. And the soldiers of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army received a load of packages with clothes, fruits, vegetables and other food.
In one of the kindergartens of the Mahdalynivka community, workers receive products, process and cook them. So, since the beginning of September, more than 1,000 cans of canned vegetables, 350 cans of stew and 70 kilograms of dumplings have been prepared.
People’s deputy Dmytro Kysylevsky handed over gingerbreads painted by children from Dnipro to employees of the Air Defense Forces.
Today, October 13, in Kropyvnytskyi, on the Alley of Honorable Military Burials, they said goodbye to the senior operator of the special purpose group, Dmytro Liashenko. A 21-year-old soldier died near Pavlivka, the Donetsk Oblast, during a combat mission.
The Kirovohrad Oblast received another group of migrants from the Donetsk Oblast. Indeed, an evacuation center is currently operating in Novoukrainka, where rescuers, psychologists of the regional emergency department, volunteers, and representatives of local authorities are helping displaced persons. Arriving citizens have the opportunity to rest and receive the necessary assistance. Then they are delivered to the place of temporary residence. Since the beginning of the war, almost 92,000 refugees have moved to the Oblast
The pilot who shot down five “Shahed-136” kamikaze drones and two cruise missiles ejected near Vinnytsia. The fighter crashed at around 9 p.m. on October 12. Due to unspecified technical reasons, the pilot began to lose control. But he did his best to steer the plane away from Vinnytsia and ejected. The causes of the accident are being established.
Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk Raion
Pupils of one of the gymnasiums in the city of Koziatyn of the Khmilnyk district, 14-year-old Nazar and 8-year-old Bohdan Kesarchuk, dreamed of their own drone and began to collect money for it. But when they heard about the attack by Iranian drones on the infrastructure of Vinnytsia, they decided to transfer the collected funds to a drone for the Armed Forces, which will shoot down the “Shahed-136”. They collected UAH 2,000 by saving pocket money and earning help in the garden.
Residents of the Kalinivka community of the Khmilnyk Raion collected about two tons of waste paper in 2 weeks as part of the project “Hand in the russian book. Help the Armed Forces!”. Books promoting the russian ideology were collected in structural subdivisions in the steward districts and in Kalynivka.
Today, October 13, an air enemy target was destroyed during an air alert in the south of the Rivne Oblast. Details have not yet been announced.
Support schools of the Rivne Oblast will receive aid from UNICEF in the equivalent of 3,000 US dollars. 34 educational institutions have this status in the Oblast. More than 17,000 students study there. This assistance is provided within the framework of the “Together for Learning” program, which was created jointly with the Ministry of Education and Science and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine with the support of First Lady Olena Zelenska. Its purpose is to support children’s education in the conditions of restrictions and challenges of wartime and not to interrupt education due to bad weather and cold weather.
In the Chemerivtsi Raion, a dormitory in the village of Kochubiiv provides accommodation for internally displaced persons. The other day, the head of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Raion Council handed over kits with food, basic necessities, as well as 30 new beds and 21 mattresses, which were purchased by Romanian donors to the residents of the institution. Also, a former school, which will serve as a dormitory, was transferred for the needs of the displaced persons.
Custody records were installed in the Kamianets-Podilsky Raion Police Department. This is a European electronic video monitoring system. Its task is to protect citizens from illegal actions by the police. And at the same time to discipline and protect the cops themselves.
In Kamianets-Podilskyi, the 8th theater festival “Komora” ended, during which the “Rozmay” volunteer center collected charitable contributions in a box for the needs of the Armed Forces. 19,300UAH was collected. 10,000 have already been given for the purchase of a thermal imager.
In Bukovina, relocated enterprises paid more than two million hryvnias in taxes to local budgets. These are data for seven months. In total, since the beginning of the full-scale war, 78 enterprises from other regions were registered in the Chernivtsi Oblast.
In the village of Chornohuzy of the Chernivtsi Oblast, displaced persons began to move into modular houses. A relocated company from the Kyiv Oblast is working on the construction. Now there are two houses in the modular town. They have already been settled by displaced persons from the Zaporizhia and Kherson oblasts. The town should consist of more than 200 houses. 150 people are waiting for settlement.
More than 80 families from the number of internally displaced persons living in the territory of the Sokyriany community received humanitarian aid. The food packages were provided by the “Caritas Internationalis” charitable organization through the “Caritas Chernivtsi” charitable foundation. Centralized distribution points for humanitarian aid were organized in the city of Sokyriany and the villages of Romankivtsi and Hrubna.
The monument to the Soviet soldiers “from Ukraine to liberators” on the border with Slovakia is being dismantled in Uzhhorod. The profile commission of Zakarpattia Oblast Military Administration conducted an inspection. The huge monument shows signs of disrepair and, according to community reports, poses a real threat to the lives and health of people waiting in line to cross the state border. The representatives of the commission recognized the monument as an emergency. Preparation for dismantling has begun.
In the Palanok Castle in Mukachevo, a trident will be installed instead of the turul eagle. This decision was approved by the executive committee of the city council. The museum has been commissioned to dismantle the Turul eagle from the “Palanok» bastion. By this time, the Mukachevo Historical Museum had already held a competition for the development and production of a trident.
On Friday, TATOHub.Uzhhorod will present a new project aimed at supporting people who suffered as a result of russia’s armed attack. The goal is to provide psychological and psycho-emotional support to families whose relatives are currently at war, to those who were forced to leave their homes or suffered from the russian attack. The participants can expect a concert, “Capurkova book”, yoga and Thai cuisine.Last modified: 14 Жовтня, 2022