The two-hundred-sixty seventh (267) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.


The two-hundred-sixty seventh (267) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale 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 is 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 of Ukraine

Ukraine in brief:

The enemy does not stop shelling the positions of our troops and settlements near the contact line. During the day, the russian occupiers carried out 2 air strikes, 3 missile strikes and launched more than 13 attacks from rocket salvo systems. A rocket attack was made against a civil infrastructure object in the city of Zaporizhzhia.

The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.

The enemy shelled in other directions:

in the Slobozhansk direction – from artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Strelecha, Hlyboke, Morokhovets, Ternova, Staritsa, Vovchansk, Bily Kolodyaz, Bochkove, Mala Vovcha and Komisarove;

on the Kupyansk and Lyman directions – from artillery of various calibers, in the areas of the settlements of Kislivka, Berestov, Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Andriivka, Grekivka, Makiivka, Nevske, and Terny;

in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks and the entire range of artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Zelenopillia, Kurdyumivka and Ozaryanivka;

in the Avdiivka direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of Kamianka, Avdiivka, Pervomaisky, Nevelsky and Maryinka;

in the Novopavlivka direction – from artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Vugledar, Bogoyavlenka, Prechistivka Zolota Niva;

in the Zaporizhzhya direction – from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of settlements of Novopil, Temyrivka, Olhivske, Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Biloghirya and Shcherbaki.

In the Kherson direction, the settlements of Nikopol and Chervonogrihorivka of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast were directly affected by the fire of barrel and jet artillery.

russian occupation forces continue to suffer losses on the territory of Ukraine. Thus, as a result of fire damage to the area of ​​the enemy’s concentration on November 15, in the settlement of Denezhnikovo, Luhansk Oblast, the enemy’s losses amounted to about 50 people killed and wounded. The liquidation of 8 occupiers and wounding of 16 armed persons on November 9 in the area of ​​the city of Amvrosiivka, Donetsk Oblast, was also confirmed.

As a result of the actions of the Defense Forces, a railway bridge was damaged in the area of ​​Chernihivka, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. This makes it impossible to use the building in the interests of the russian occupiers.

A successful fire attack on the location of enemy personnel on the 15th of November in the areas of Skadovsk, Novomykolaivka and Nova Mayachka settlements was confirmed. Information on the number of casualties of the invaders is being clarified.

In Melitopol, the broadcast of russian TV channels has been disabled. There are also significant problems with water supply in the city.

Aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine struck the enemy 2 times during the day. 2 enemies’ anti-aircraft missile systems were hit.

During the current day, soldiers of the missile troops and artillery struck 2 control points, 3 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, and 2 ammunition warehouses of the russian invaders.

Northern Oblasts


In the capital, a house on Vynogradar, which was damaged by an enemy rocket in March, was restored.

The Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko had a conversation with the Acting Mayor of Kherson. Kyiv will help Kherson and send: 5 passenger buses, 4 trucks (MAZ, Foton), a garbage truck, an excavator, 2 ambulances, 11 generators (2kW and 5kW). Medical equipment: 30 ventilators(Artificial ventilation of the lungs), 30 ventilators(AMBU), consumables. And we will also hand over food products – grocery sets and 10 tons each of oil, sugar and cereals. Warm blankets and clothes will also go to Kherson. And building materials, inventory and tools. Klitschko also initiated consideration by the Kyiv City Council of the allocation of 50 million in monetary aid to Kherson.

On the 17th of November, emergency power outages took place in Kyiv by the order of National Energy Company “Ukrenergo”.

A mini-sculpture of “palyanytsa” was unveiled on the facade of a five-star hotel in Podil. The monument was opened on the facade of the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv in Podil, the author of the project “Search!” Yulia Bevzenko reported. The sculpture was made by Yuriy Bilyavskyi, and the international logistics company DB Schenker became the sponsor. Next to the miniature is a sign with a QR code, which you can use to learn more about the symbols of Kyiv. “Palyanytsa” can be found at Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska Street, 1.

Kyiv Oblast

This morning, russia again attacked Kyiv Oblast. In the Kyiv Oblasy, the Ukrainian Air Force shot down 4 cruise missiles and 5 “Shahed” UAVs. There are no arrivals in the Oblast.

At the end of their trip to the USA, Mayor of Irpin Oleksandr Markushyn and Investment Council Chairman of Irpin Volodymyr Karpluk met with the president of the “Florida for Ukraine” foundation Rafi Nagli and the representatives of the “Ukrainian Woman Club in Florida” organization Karina Moiseyeva and Iryna Teslyuk.

The Department of Culture, Nationalities and Religions of the Irpin City Council begins the collection of materials and objects that testify to the crimes of the russian army during military operations on the territory of the Irpin community.

Zhytomyr Oblast

In Zhytomyr, they said goodbye to two fallen defenders: Maksym Bugyra. He was called up for term service at the Zhytomyr Military Institute named after S.P. Korolev, married, the family raised four girls. Died on March 26, liberating Kamianka, Izyum raion, Kharkiv Oblast. Serhii Soloshak was drafted into the ranks of the Armed Forces with the beginning of a full-scale war. Died while defending the Motherland in the battles for Terni in the Donetsk Oblast. Eternal glory to the Heroes.

Cultural landing party together with Zhytomyr volunteers visited de-occupied Kupyansk. Its residents spent 7 months under occupation. From 57,000, the city became 17,000. At the end of September, the forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces liberated the city, but the bombing continued. The Cultural Landing, which founded the cultural movement named “Razom” 1.5 months ago.It aimed at uniting cities that have not known occupation and cities that have already been liberated from the invaders. This time, the founder of “Cultural Landing” Kolya Serha, rapper Oleksandr Yarmak, TV and radio presenter Volodymyr Ostapchuk came to the concert. Citizens and volunteers together collected aid for people from de-occupied Kupyansk. Send food, warm clothes, bicycles, guitars and books in Ukrainian to the city.

Galina Tyshchenko, a craftswoman from Chernyakhov, Zhytomyr Oblast, made about thirty gnomes from fabric. He sells his own works, and transfers part of the funds to the needs of the Ukrainian military.

Chernihiv Oblast

Yesterday morning, an explosion of a russian artillery shell was heard on the outskirts of one of the settlements of the Semenivska community.

2 trucks with winter supplies from the Danish company ROCKWOOL have already arrived in Chernihiv. Awnings, generators, modern warm and moisture-resistant sleeping bags arrived, which can be used as a mattress directly on the ground or securely close to the necessary equipment. First of all, this assistance is intended for stationary and mobile heating points in large communities of the Oblast.

Today, in Chernihiv Oblast, by order of NEC “Ukrenergo”, hourly blackout schedules continue to apply, and emergency power outages are also applied.

Sumy Oblast

During yesterday’s day, the russians shelled the Shalygine community. A total of 10 automatic queues were recorded.

The night and morning in Sumy Oblast passed without shelling from the russian side.

On the 17th November, in Sumy Oblast, according to the order of NEC “Ukrenergo”, hourly blackout schedules continued to apply, as well as emergency power outages.

An exhibition-requiem for the fallen warrior-artist was opened today in Sumy.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast 

Today, the russian occupiers launched missile strike on the Izyum raion. Hits on critical infrastructure are fixed. 8 people were injured, 3 of them workers, and another 4 – policemen. They were hospitalized in a medical institution.

Last day, the enemy shelled the cities of Kupyansk and Vovchansk and small settlements of the Kupyansk and Chuguyiv raions of the Oblast, located near the contact line.

Warehouse buildings were damaged in Kupyansk, at least 12 private residential buildings were damaged in Vovchansk, farm buildings were destroyed, and several fires broke out.

In the Kupyansk raion, 2 men aged 63 and 52 and a woman aged 73 were hospitalized with injuries. According to the prosecutor’s office, a woman unfortunately died in Kupyansk as a result of russian shelling. An enemy shell hit the house.

The pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service continue demining. During the day, 349 explosive objects were neutralized.

Donetsk Oblast 

The algorithm of actions in the event of a nuclear attack on Donetsk Oblast was worked out online today. According to the legend of the exercises, the russians used tactical nuclear weapons against one of the infrastructure facilities in the Oblast. The goal is that all relevant departments of the Donetsk Oblast and local administrations, rescuers, police and medics should clearly know how to act in such conditions, taking into account the characteristics of the weapons used and the weather.     

On November 16, the russians injured 4 civilians in Donetsk Oblast: 3 in Bakhmut and 1 in Pereyizne.

In addition, law enforcement officers discovered the body of 1 civilian killed during the occupation — in Sosnove.

Currently, it is impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion 

The evacuation of residents of front-line communities is ongoing. If people are unable to get to the meeting place on their own, the military comes to the rescue and takes people to the bus by special transport. All trips are free.

The city is adjusting to regular power outages. Since the schedule of emergency shutdowns is temporarily not in effect, the city is without power supply for 8 or more hours every day.

A social canteen was opened in Sloviansk, where everyone can get free hot food. It is located near Slovkurort. The executive committee of the Kramatorsk City Council responded to the petition regarding the renaming of Borodino Street to the street named after Volodymyr Lynsky, a soldier who died during hostilities. Public opinion is promised to be taken into account during the renaming.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion

In the Donetsk direction, the russians launched 2 attacks on Avdiyivka from “Hrad” yesterday evening, and during the night there were isolated hits over the old part of the city. Also, the outskirts of Ocheretyne and Mariinka communities came under fire.

Police officers delivered humanitarian aid from the Ocheretyne Military Administration to the residents of the village of Pervomaiske. The settlement is located directly near the front line, next to the village of Pisky (3 km to Donetsk). Out of more than 2,000 residents, 120 remain here. The vast majority of houses have been destroyed. There is no electricity, water or gas.

The Red Cross Society in Pokrovsk received 3,000 food kits from the World Food Program (WFP).

Athletes from the Myrnograd and Kurakhove communities of the Pokrovsk raion became bronze medalists at the sports aerobics competition in Bucharest.


Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy hit the areas of Serebryanka, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Zelenopillia, Andriivka, Kurdyumivka and Ozaryanivka settlements with tanks and the entire spectrum of artillery.

On the morning of November 17, russian troops shelled Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk Oblast, three people were injured, and the building of a state-owned enterprise was damaged. Photo –

In the Soledar community, 3 houses were damaged in Paraskoviivka, isolated shelling was recorded near Rozdolivka and Bakhmutske. The outskirts of Toretsk and Svitlodar communities also suffered minor shelling.

The regional coordinator of “Active Community” in Bakhmut, Lilia Dudnyk, who is currently in Cherkasy, held an information event for Cherkasy school youth on the topic of combating human trafficking. The meeting took place in the dark, as the city is on a blackout schedule. However, the high school students were active and joined the lively discussion of the issues raised by the coordinator.


In Mariupol, the occupation authorities decided to hold a “Tyoplaya Zabota [Warm Care]” campaign. Collecting warm things and knitting things for the front.

Luhansk Oblast

The situation is critical in large occupied cities. The townspeople are freezing, people are heating apartments in high-rise buildings with firewood. The occupiers select apartments to house “their own”, but tell the people that Ukraine will soon return and rebuild everything. The occupiers are already depressed and understand that they will soon have to run.

In recent days, the occupying authorities of Lysychansk announced the creation of a maneuverable housing fund. Addresses of empty apartments, which are planned to be occupied by people, have been published around the city. However, the owners are invited to appear before the so-called “administration” within 10 days with documents confirming the ownership of the apartment, and to declare their consent or refusal to allow strangers to move in. How the owner is supposed to find out about this in a timely manner and get to Lysychansk is unclear.

Southern Oblasts 

Zaporizhzhia Oblast 

The russian military launched a missile strike on one of the settlements in the Vilniansk community. As a result of the impact of three rockets, civilian buildings were destroyed. In particular, a two-story residential building was destroyed. People were under the rubble. At the time of the explosion, there were 8 to 10 people in the two-story residential building. So far, in Vilniansk, rescuers have retrieved the bodies of six dead people from under the rubble of a two-story building that was hit by a rocket. 

Kherson Oblast 

In the Kherson Oblast, the russian military shelled the settlements of Kachkarivka, Mykhailivka, Osokorivka, as well as Antonivka, Zelenivka, Mykolaivka, Kherson and Chornobayivka with mortars, tube and rocket artillery.

The russian military mined the territory of the solar power plant in the Bilozerka community, which was an element of the community’s energy security before the war.

During the occupation, the russian military looted and damaged the station. Currently, it does not work, part of the population of the village lacks electricity and heat. 

Kherson law enforcement officers detained and announced suspicion to a local resident who served as a so-called “patrol policeman” during the occupation of the city. The collaborator followed the instructions of the occupiers, for which he received a firearm. The issue of selecting a preventive measure for him is being resolved.

The SSU detained a deputy of the OPFL. The man voluntarily took up a position in the occupying “Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kherson Oblast of the russian federation”. In his “position”, he terrorized local businessmen and forced them to pay taxes to the budget of the russian federation.

Kyiv will hand over buses, medical equipment, special equipment and products to Kherson, liberated from russian troops. It is also planned to allocate 50 million hryvnias of financial assistance for the reconstruction of Kherson.

There are 6 offices of “Ukrposhta” in Kherson. From November 21, parcels will be accepted and sent. For this purpose, cars from Kyiv have already arrived in the city.

Mykolaiv Oblast 

As of 8 a.m. on November 17, no enemy shelling was recorded on the territory of the Mykolaiv Oblast.

As of November 17, the fire and rescue department resumed work in the city of Snihurivka. Renewal of the vehicle fleet and replenishment of the material and technical base is underway.

In the Mykolaiv Oblast, during November 17, schedules of hourly outages, as well as emergency outages, are applied.

Odesa Oblast

A missile strike was carried out in Odesa oblast. The enemy launched “Calibers” from the Black Sea, and with the use of tactical aviation from 2 Su-30 sent 6 air-launched missiles. A logistics facility in the regional center was hit. One civilian was injured. The blast wave damaged the buildings of surrounding enterprises. 6 missiles were destroyed by air defense forces over the sea.

“Diversified Energy Holding Odesa Power Grid” together with the regional authorities is preparing a plan to stabilize the situation with power outages in Odesa oblast. Today, emergency power cuts are applied to more than 70% of the region.   

Along with the disruption of the city’s power supply systems, heat supply, water supply and sewerage facilities are being disconnected. Including boiler houses, boiler rooms, heating stations, pumping stations. Employees of utility companies, together with colleagues from DEH Odesa Power Grid and Infoxvodokanal branch, are working around the clock to eliminate emergencies or prevent them.

Central Oblasts 

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

At night the enemy shelled Nikopol region. Most of the destructions are in Nikopol. The local college was damaged. 20 high-rise buildings and detached houses, a dozen outbuildings, a couple of cars and a gas pipeline were damaged. The power lines are broken. Six thousand families were left without electricity supply. 40 thousand families are without water supply due to the disabled pumping station of the water utility.

In the Myriv community, enemy shells damaged a boarding school building, a detached house, several outbuildings and a power line.

The russian invaders launched missile attacks on the city of Dnipro in the morning. In particular, they hit the area of the ” Pivdenmash” plant, as a result of which 23 people were injured, most of them hospitalized (including a 15-year-old girl). Preliminary, 14 high-rise buildings were damaged in this area of the city. The enemy also hit an energy infrastructure facility, which left part of the city without electricity supply for some time. Volunteers organized hot meals for police officers, rescuers and local residents at the site of rocket attacks in Dnipro. 

Kirovohrad Oblast

Today, Kropyvnytskyi is in mourning again. The citizens said goodbye to the fallen countrymen: Lieutenant Serhii Dubivka, soldier Vladyslav Holubitskii and Senior Sergeant Serhii Pertsov. Heroes do not die!

The foresters of Kirovohrad oblast have sent timber and fuel wood to the defenders of Ukraine. Thus, 775 cubic meters of fuel wood, 960 cubic meters of round timber and 10 cubic meters of sawmill products have already been sent. Also, they have provided assistance in the amount of more than UAH 500,000: it includes treatment, financial support to family members of employees, provision of holiday sets for national holidays to soldiers and their families. Also foresters of Kirovohrad oblast send to the front food sets, medicines, hygiene products, etc. 

Poltava Oblast

The residents of Poltava said goodbye to Oleh Prykhodko, who was killed in the war. The warrior was born in Poltava. He was a rifleman-sanitary of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade named after Black Cossacks. He fell on November 10 in Donetsk oblast during a combat mission. He will be buried in the village of Stepanivka in the Velyka Bahachka community, where his mother lives. And in Lubny, they will say goodbye to soldier Oleksiy Pantelei. The 37-year-old soldier together with his countrymen Vyacheslav Panchenko and Volodymyr Arsenenko was killed as a result of artillery shelling in Kharkiv oblast on June 17.

In Poltava oblast, on November 16, the remains of a rocket that was found the day before near the village of Varvarivka, of Poltava raion, were destroyed.

In Poltava, trees were stolen from a park, the police are now looking for the offender. The theft took place in Kyivskyi district of the city. The law enforcement officers are currently investigating the crime.

The fire at the critical infrastructure facility in Kremenchuk raion, which was hit by a Russian missile, has been eliminated. The repair of equipment has begun. Due to the missile hit, emergency power outage schedules were applied.    

Pushkin Boulevard in Kremenchuk will be renamed. Members of the relevant commission voted for the new name – Boulevard of the Ukrainian Renaissance. Now on Friday, the deputies are to approve the new name of the boulevard.

They plan to allocate 4 million hryvnias for the conservation of the burnt Dvoryansky house. This became known from the appendix to the draft decision of the executive committee. It will be considered at the meeting of the executive committee on November 17. Currently, the roof truss system has been installed on the building of the former Kotlyarevsky cinema. It takes on all the variability of the weather – gusts of wind, snowfall and heavy rains and helps to stop the destruction of the monument.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast

In Khmelnytsky oblast, there was a power outage due to an accident on one of the power lines. Approximately 420 thousand subscribers are currently without electricity supply.

Khmelnytsky NPP in Ukraine lost all access to the power grid due to military attacks on the country, forcing it to temporarily switch to diesel generators for power, the International Atomic Energy Agency said. Before that, all four lines of the plant were gradually shut down due to missile strikes on the country. Two of the plant’s reactors were shut down, slowing the supply of power to households, businesses and other consumers. The plant restored power through two backup lines after 9 hours, although one of these lines was subsequently temporarily lost again.


Another 5 wounded servicemen of the Kamyanets-Podilskyi community will receive UAH 10 thousand from the budget. And 45 residents of Kamianets-Podilskyi will receive UAH 1 thousand. The relevant decisions on the applications of citizens were adopted today by the Commission on the provision of one-time financial assistance and other social services under the Department of Social Protection. This year, it was agreed to provide such assistance to 37 soldiers who participated in the defense of Ukraine and were wounded, and to 620 residents of Kamyanske – due to difficult life circumstances or serious illness.

Charitable Foundation “SOS: Civil Defense Headquarters” and the “For the Children of War” project received humanitarian aid from Sweden.

Students and teachers of Kamianets-Podilskyi Lyceum № 7 collected and delivered food to children of the charity program “For the Children of War”. 

Western Oblasts

Chernivtsi Oblast

Bukovyna said goodbye to the Heroes, who defended freedom and independence of Ukraine. Senior sergeant Serhii Fratzevir was buried on the Alley of Glory in Chernivtsi, junior sergeant Ihor Dubinets – in the village of Panka, soldier Serhii Blendiuk – in the village of Berehomet. Eternal glory to the Heroes.

In Chernivtsi oblast, up to 60% of subscribers are currently without electricity supply. This was reported by the “Chernivtsioblenergo”. The power engineers warn that these and the next few days will be difficult: the air temperature is gradually decreasing, respectively, electricity consumption is increasing, so the load on the grid is also increasing.

The specialists of the regional employment service advise, inform and help to find jobs for people who left their homes because of active hostilities and found shelter in Chernivtsi oblast. In particular, 464 IDPs have been employed. In general, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, more than 2.5 thousand people have used the services of the service.

Chernivtsi regional center of social and psychological assistance is preparing for winter. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the center has provided free housing for 2400 IDPs. Currently, 234 internally displaced persons live here, most of them are women, pensioners and people with disabilities. The Head of the Regional Military Administration visited the institution and together with benefactors handed over humanitarian aid. PHOTO 

Zakarpattia Oblast

Mykhailo Sukhan, a soldier from the village of Pidvynogradiv of Berehovo raion, was killed in the fighting in Luhansk oblast. The soldier was 40 years old.

The first snow fell in Zakarpattia. The special equipment was working today on the Uzhok and Yablunetsky passes. 

Last modified: 18 Листопада, 2022