The two hundred and ninety-fifth day (295) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
This morning, the russians launched a drone attack on Kyiv. The terrorist country once again targeted the critical infrastructure of the oblast and the capital. Thanks to the effective work of the air defense and EW units, 13 enemy drones out of 13 were destroyed. According to the Kyiv City Military Administration, residential buildings and an administrative building in the Shevchenkivsky district were damaged by fragments of downed drones. There are no casualties.
Kyivans are already returning to the houses on Bohatyrska Street and Lobanovskyi Avenue that were rebuilt after the russian rocket attacks.
The working group on the study of issues related to the removal of monuments related to the history and culture of russia and the ussr decided to immediately remove from the public space of the city of Kyiv the bust of the russian poet Alexander Pushkin and the memorial plaque of the soviet writer Vanda Vasilevska. The Pushkin monument on Shuliavka and the Shchors monument are next in line.
As a result of the morning attack by the russians, a private house was damaged in the village of Vyshneve.
The team of the “Irpin Reconstruction Summit” project presented the presentations of the destroyed objects in Irpin and the estimates of their reconstruction to the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama. At the same time, the mayor of the Albanian capital, Erion Velay, promised to restore one of the buildings in Irpin and to call on other cities that are members of the Eurocity Association to participate in the reconstruction.
The kindergarten “Kazka” in Irpin, which was restored after the russian shelling, opened its doors again for children. Its roof was destroyed, almost all the windows were broken, and the doors of the entrance groups were damaged. The interior was also damaged.
During the hostilities on the territory of Irpin, houses 104a and 106 of the “Green Life” residential complex on Mechnikova Street were seriously damaged. Through joint efforts, the residents of the complex have already partially restored their homes. Now it is necessary to insulate houses. For help at this stage, they turned to the Irpen Reconstruction Fund and have already received the necessary materials for the work from Saint-Gobain Building Products Ukraine LLC.
The Irpin local Territorial Defense forces received a car today from the benefactors of the ChF “Get Together”.
In Zhytomyr, they said goodbye to the Hero, 46-year-old Oleg Tsybulsky. He returned from abroad to defend Ukraine. The man was a special forces officer and died while performing a combat mission.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine expanded the powers of the Narodychi settlement military administration of the Korosten raion in Zhytomyr Oblast for the most effective and prompt resolution of humanitarian, security, and social issues in the Narodychi community, the settlements of which were liberated from the russian occupation.
“Zhytomyrteplocomunenergo” received a generator with a capacity of 1.6 megawatts, which will make it possible to work at one of the raions boiler houses during a blackout and provide heat to the city’s infrastructural facilities and part of residential buildings.
Children from the de-occupied areas of Kharkiv Oblast will receive gifts from the residents of Zhytomyr: toys, goodies and postcards. 98 educational institutions, led by the department, volunteers and caring residents of Zhytomyr joined the gathering of the “Christmas Inn” in Zhytomyr.
Almost nine thousand objects destroyed by the russians in Chernihiv Oblast need restoration, and these are only those that are planned for rapid reconstruction. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi during his speech at the Forum on Economic Stability and Reconstruction of Ukraine. The forum was held in Paris, and the head of state participated online. He noted that although the fighting in the Chernihiv Oblast lasted less than in the Eastern and Northern Oblasts, the Oblast suffered significant destruction.
Today in Chernihiv Oblast they said goodbye to soldier Dmytro Lytvyn, who died in battle in Donetsk Oblast.
100,000 New Year’s packages for children of Chernihiv and Kherson Oblasts are packed by volunteers of the “Iskra Dobra”[Spark of goodness] Charitable Foundation. For this, more than 44 tons of sweets from various factories were collected. The first shipment is planned for this week.
Yesterday, the russian military shelled the communities of Esman’, Bilopillya and Khotyn, with a total of 28 hits. In Esman’ community, shrapnel from the projectiles damaged the fire department’s premises and vehicle.
The occupiers continue to strike the populated areas of the Kupyansk region. In the last few days, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled attacks by russian invaders in the Hryanikyvka area of the Dvorichya community.
Areas of the settlements of Kupyansk, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka and Berestov came under shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery. And also Ambarne, Vilkhuvatka, Khatne, Milove and Dvorichna.
In addition, the Kharkiv and Chuguyiv raion were under enemy fire. There are no victims or injured.
Voluntary evacuation of the population to safer places in the region continues. As of the 14th of December, the number of evacuees is 339 people, another 64 applications are currently being processed.
On the 13th of December, it became known about 2 civilians of Donetsk Oblast wounded by russians: in Hirnyk and Klishchiivka.
Since the 24th February, the russians have killed 1,255 civilians of Donetsk Oblast, wounded another 2,738. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovas is currently unknown.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion
In the east of Pokrovsk raion, there are no victims, but there is destruction. After midnight, the russians attacked the city of Kurakhove with an S-300 and shelled Kurakhivka — 2 houses and an enterprise building were damaged.
Mariinka, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka and Georgiivka came under artillery fire. In Krasnohorivka, a house was directly hit.
Soldiers of the Pokrovsk-1 volunteer formation were given winter clothes. With the funds of the Pokrovsk Military Administration, 70 sets were purchased, which included peacoats, hats, warm pants, fleece jackets, berets, thermal underwear, and socks.
Kurakhove CMA purchased twenty «iPhones» of the thirteenth model for 970 thousand hryvnias. They are designed to encourage fighters who have distinguished themselves by shooting down a helicopter, destroying a tank, and rescuing the wounded.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion
In the direction of Lysychansk, the russians fired more than 30 shells at Torske and Zarichne in the Lyman community. There was no information about the victims.
In Kramatorsk, a safe stand with the Bethlehem flame of peace was installed at the railway station.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy inflicted fire damage, in particular, near Serebryanka, Verkhnyokamyanske, Spirne, Bilogorivka, Vesele, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Klishchiivka, and Kurdyumivka of the Donetsk Oblast.
In the Horlivka direction, there was intense shelling of the Soledar community: in Paraskoviivka, a kindergarten, 4 houses and the premises of an enterprise were damaged; also in the community under fire Yakovlivka, Bakhmutske and Rozdolivka. Hits were recorded on the outskirts of Toretsk and Chasiv Yar communities. No casualties.
Ukrainian paratroopers destroyed positions of the russian military near Bakhmut. The Ukrainian military eliminated about ten occupiers.
In occupied Mariupol, houses continue to stand without windows and heat. Already, even propaganda television is forced to show the tragedy of people. Residents of the building at 99 Azovstalska Street have been waiting for more than a month for replacement of windows, electricity, gas, water and heating. Residents are holding on with their last strength, and the occupation authorities ignore the problems.
The occupiers published a map with plans for destruction on the «Yandex» database. According to them, there are plans to completely demolish the block near the Azovstal plant in the Livoberezhny district of the city. This is Morsky Boulevard and St. Azovstalska. Civilians still live there. They stay in dilapidated houses without electricity, gas or heating.
The inhabitants of Mariupol are being flooded after «repairs» by the occupiers. People live with emergency roofs in winter. Apartments are flooded with water, and residents are freezing.
In the occupied territories of Luhansk Oblast, some settlements are closed by the occupiers for entry/exit, communication/internet is jammed. The occupiers are frightened by the attacks of the Armed Forces.
During December 12, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Novoyehorivka, Makiivka, Chervonopopivka, and Bilogorivka.
Around 11:00 a.m., russian troops shelled the building of Kherson OMA, two floors were damaged. According to preliminary information, six people were injured.
Warehouses are burning in Kherson. Russian shells hit here around 05:00 during the shelling of the city. The fire is large-scale, and it still cannot be extinguished.
In the Kherson Oblast, a special mobile group recorded 64 cases of sexual violence by russian soldiers. These data are the largest among other de-occupied territories of Ukraine.
In Kherson, a motor carrier was detained who organized bus transportation for the russian military from Crimea to Kherson. He was informed of the suspicion of aiding the aggressor state, the court chose a preventive measure in the form of detention.
In the Kherson Oblast, the Muzykivka, Prysyvaska, and Tavrychanka village military administrations and the Bilozerka settlement military administration were formed. Zelenskyi signed the corresponding decree on December 14 and appointed the heads of the newly formed military administrations.
The Novovorontsovka and Velyka Oleksandrivka hospitals in the Kherson Oblast received mobile X-ray machines and two patient monitors each from the Ministry of Health. A modern X-ray system was also installed in the Velyka Oleksandrivka Hospital.
Yesterday, there was an enemy shelling from tube artillery on the coastal zone of Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.
In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
In the Mykolaiv Oblast, in the liberated village of Novopetrivka of the Shyroke community, law enforcement officers exhumed the bodies of three underage girls. Investigators, together with forensic experts and explosives experts of the Oblast police headquarters, conducted an exhumation, and forensic medical experts established that all three died from mine and explosive injuries.
Odesa will be the first city of Ukraine where a new project will be implemented – the equipment of schools that have their own boiler rooms, an autonomous power source with the subsequent placement of «Punkty nezlamnosti [Points of Invincibility]» on their base. In parallel, they will be provided with generators for lighting. There you will be able to charge your gadgets, drink tea or coffee, and rooms for the mother and child will be equipped.
The campaign «Tepla hvylia [Warm wave]» continues in Odesa. It was joined by teachers and students of the Odesa Higher Vocational School of Maritime Tourist Service. They baked ten thousand gingerbread cookies for the New Year and Christmas holidays and painted them.
At night russian troops fired over 50 shells at Nikopol raion. They attacked from MLRS “Grad” and “Uragan” and heavy artillery. In Nikopol, enemy shells damaged several private houses, a service station, power lines and a gas pipeline. In Marhanets the shelling caused two fires in the private sector. In total, a dozen private houses, outbuildings and cars were damaged in the town. The gas pipelines and power lines were damaged.
One russian UAV “Orlan” crashed in Synelnykove raion. Last night russians shelled Marhanets, which left several thousand people temporarily without electricity.
Defending the independence of Ukraine, two servicemen from Dnipropetrovsk oblast were killed: Vladyslav Filippov and Kostiantyn Samoilenko.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented a state award to Oleh Bondin, a serviceman of the territorial defense of Dnipro. Oleh Bondin is a participant of the anti-terrorist operation, and he served as an artillerist. After the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the man joined the ranks of the territorial defense of Dnipro. During the fighting near the town of Svatove in Luhansk oblast, the serviceman was hit by a tank shell. A fragment shattered his knee. He is currently undergoing treatment.
The Security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in the offices and residences of representatives of the banned Communist Party and the political party “Rus Yedyna” in Kyiv, Dnipro and Kryvyi Rih. Investigators found weapons, ribbons of St. George and russian flags.
The budget for 2023 was adopted in Dnipro. It will allocate half a billion hryvnias to support the Armed Forces.
Dnipro Plast members met Holy Fire at the city’s railway station.
On December 14, Vitalii Vergun from Kropyvnytskyi returned from Russia as part of the POWs exchange. In total, 64 servicemen were released from russian captivity.
In Kropyvnytskyi, the memory of the liquidators of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant accident was honored. The city residents gathered at the memorial “To the victims of Chornobyl”. Currently, 10 thousand Chornobyl victims live in Kirovohrad oblast, six thousand of them are liquidators of the accident at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant.
The students of Kropyvnytskyi created a solar panel for charging phones. It was made in the school laboratory of the lyceum “Naukovyi” for almost a month. They worked after school lessons ended. The idea to create a solar panel appeared when they were began to be without electricity.
The Shpaniv community laid to rest the Defender of Ukraine – a resident of the village of Malyi Oleksyn – Ihor Doroshchuk. The officer died while performing military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Rivne City Palace of Children and Youth continues its volunteer activities since the first day of the war. The participants of the “Volunteer Hub”, which are students, teachers, parents, residents of Rivne, and internally displaced persons, have made and handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine more than 6000 thousand square meters of camouflage nets, more than 300 ghillie suits, hundreds of helmets, socks, mittens, and wound management materials. The administration, teachers, and technical staff transferred their daily earnings to the campaign fund. As a result of the campaign, the total amount of 61710 UAH was raised. As a result of the campaign, for 37080 UAH, 5 Bandera-stoves were purchased and successfully transferred to the front, which is now keeping our soldiers warm.
The equipment in the intensive care unit of the Kamianets-Podilskyi city hospital was renewed. At the expense of the community’s budget, the equipment for monitoring the vital functions of patients was replaced in the wards of the anesthesiology and intensive care department of the city hospital.
Correspondents of Polish television are filming in the city, namely: TVP 3 Rzeszów are working on several stories. In particular, they are preparing a report on humanitarian aid that Kamianets has received from Polish twin cities since the beginning of the war. Also, they work on material on how the city welcomes internally displaced persons, their tragic stories and the strengthening of Ukrainian-Polish cooperation, the solid foundation of friendship and how it is reflected in art, culture and history.
Bukovyna paid last respects to the Heroes who defended the freedom and independence of Ukraine. Soldiers Andriy Shevchuk was buried in the village of Konovka, Serhiy Zaviazkin – on the Alley of Glory of the Central Cemetery in Chernivtsi.
The head of the Chernivtsi Regional Military Administration presented awards to the families of 13 fallen soldiers.
The Khotyn community sent another humanitarian aid to the frontline: a generator and sleeping bags were sent to the unit where Bukovinian soldiers serve.
In one of Chernivtsi colleges, students develop reconnaissance drones and kamikaze drones. They have been actively assisting the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.
In the village of Onut of Chernivtsi oblast, the community has re-equipped the premises of the primary school into housing for internally displaced persons. Up to 60 people will be able to live there. UAH 10 million from the community budget was spent on the repair of the building: a building was completed, where toilets and showers, as well as washing machines, were placed. Bedrooms and a kitchen were placed in the former classrooms. Home appliances and furniture were provided by volunteers.Last modified: 15 Грудня, 2022