The two hundred-forty second (242) 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: 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-forty second (242) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.

Northern Oblasts


Residents of the capital inform the police about the findings of fragments of hostile missiles and drones. The first case occurred recently in Pechersk district. A resident saw an object similar to a damaged part of a russian missile under a tree in the yard of a house. The man called 102 immediately. The second case occurred in Solomianskyi district. While inspecting the territory, a guardian of an enterprise found probably fragments of a downed hostile drone. In all cases, patrol policemen cordoned off the scene and called explosive experts and investigators.

Kyiv Oblast

The reconstruction of the outpatient clinic begins in Hostomel on Monday. It was damaged by the russians during the occupation.

Zhytomyr Oblast

Since the beginning of the war, employees of health facilities of Zhytomyr oblast have assisted almost 45 thousand IDPs. More than 10 thousand of them are children. Also, the Department of Health of the Regional Military Administration says that internally displaced persons can be accepted to any healthcare facility of their choice.  

Internally displaced persons of Zhytomyr oblast are invited to join the testing of the program, which will soon appear in Dia. Then IDPs will be able to change their residence address if they move to another city, or cancel their status if they return to their permanent residence. To participate in the beta test of status cancellation, you need to have an IDP certificate in Dia. To join the testing of residence change, IDPs need to be physically present where they moved to confirm the geolocation.

On the morning of October 23, heating was connected in 905 out of 950 houses in Zhytomyr – for this purpose, utility companies’ workers had to work until four o’clock in the morning.  

Chernihiv Oblast

Yesterday, Denys Shmyhal, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, paid a working visit to Chernihiv. According to the press office of Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, he inspected a preschool educational institution restored after the shelling and a hospital and a center for social and psychological rehabilitation for children, where repair work is still underway.

Sumy Oblast 

Yesterday the russian military shelled Sumy oblast 7 times with mortars, 2 times with artillery, and 1 time with MLRS “Grad”. In the Esman community, one of the villages was shelled with a mortar. The Yunakivka community was shelled with artillery and mortars, the transmission power line was damaged.

The territories of the Shalyhine community were shelled with mortars and MLRSes”Grad”, the forest caught fire there. In the village of Khodyne, a school, kindergarten, village council, water tower, and monument were damaged. Streets and gardens were also damaged. In another town, 2 residential buildings and a transmission power line were damaged. 15 mines were fired on the Bilopillia community. The Malushine village of the Putivl community was shelled with artillery 11 times.

11 mines were fired on the territory of the Seredyna-Buda community. In the village of Novovolodymyrivka 2 detached houses and a transmission power line were damaged. A 68-year-old resident received shrapnel wounds, she was taken to a hospital.

Today russians fired mortar shells on the territory of the Yunakivka community. A civilian infrastructure site was damaged. At 14:40 the enemy made a mortar shelling on the Bilopillia community.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv oblast

During the last day, the enemy shelled Vovchansk, as well as inhabited localities of Chuhuiv and Kupyansk raions of Kharkiv oblast.

As a result of shelling, a fire broke out in two detached houses and an industrial facility in Vovchansk. There were no casualties.

During the day a 66-year-old man was hospitalized with injuries in Kupyansk raion.

Demining of the liberated territories of Kharkiv oblast continues. Over the day pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine neutralized 803 explosive objects.

Donetsk Oblast

On October 22, it became known about two civilians was killed by russians in Donetsk oblast – in the villages of Klishchiyivka and Torske. Moreover, police officers found the bodies of 4 civilians killed during the occupation – 2 in Dibrova and 2 in Ozerne. Another 9 people were injured yesterday.

Totally, since February 24 russians killed 1079 civilians in Donetsk oblast and wounded 2460 more.

It is impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

In the east of Pokrovsk raion, the enemy shelled such inhabited localities as Avdiivka, Ukrainsk, Karlivka, and Nevelske villages. Avdiivka suffered the most – during the night the russians shelled the city 6 times with artillery and MLRS. There is no information about the victims, and the extent of the destruction is being established.

Five people, including two children, were wounded as a result of the shelling of Ukrainsk in the Selidove community.

Today, the long-standing partners of Avdiivka of Pokrovsky raion, “Escoengineering” LLC, brought more than fifty food sets for the residents of Avdiivka, who remain in the city even under shelling and without basic living conditions.

During the first decade of October, Plast of Avdiivka (National Scout Organization of Ukraine) held several events, which were joined by Plast members from Pavlohrad, Verbuvativka, Kramatorsk, Volnovakha, Truskavets. From different communities, where the Plast members from Avdiivka are currently internally displaced, they all came to Lviv, from where they began their journey through the region.


In the Horlivka direction, the Bakhmut, Soledar, and Toretsk communities came under fire. Bakhmut was shelled at dawn – the russians hit an entertainment establishment, and a private house was also damaged.

Also this morning, a russian rocket flew into the Bakhmut multidisciplinary intensive care hospital. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the building was partially destroyed: the roof and walls were damaged, windows were broken.  

In the Soledar community, 3 houses were damaged in Paraskoviivka – no victims.

In the Toretsk community, the russians shelled Kurdyumivka. The bodies of a couple were found under the rubble of one of the houses, a man died in a fire in the second house.  


The people of Mariupol reminded the occupiers that Mariupol was, is and will be a Ukrainian city by hanging yellow ribbons on the trees.

Luhansk Oblast 

In Luhansk Oblast, the russian occupiers force people to leave their homes and blackmail them by turning off the electricity supply.

The occupiers no longer have an advantage in artillery in Luhansk Oblast. It ended due to the destruction of the logistics of delivering ammunition.

In Milovo, representatives of the occupation administration of the self-proclaimed “LPR” dismantled the Bell of Memory, which was installed and built at the “Ukraine – Liberators” Memorial Complex.

Southern Oblasts 

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

On the night of the 23rd of October, the russian military launched an attack on Zaporizhzhia and the village of Zaporizhzhia Oblast. One of the kamikaze drones damaged a public building in the regional center. According to preliminary information, there are no injuries. As a result of the impact of three S-300 missiles on one of the villages of the Zaporizhzhya Raion, private houses and school premises were damaged.  

Some residents of Energodar and surrounding villages, who sent their children to the Krasnodar Raion of the russia, received a message that the children” are being delayed for vacation in russia for an indefinite period.” Parents were ordered to hand over warm clothes, and informed that their children would go to school there. In the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 5 units of russian weapons and military equipment and injured about 100 servicemen. Information about the dead occupiers is being clarified.

Kherson Oblast 

The russian military shelled the territorial communities of Berislav, Bashtanka and Mykolayiv Raions. And they also scouted the positions of the Armed Forces along the contact line on the border of Kherson Oblast and Mykolaiv Oblast with the help of unmanned aerial spies.

According to the “order” of the occupation authorities, the pupils of the Oleshkiv Children’s Boarding Home were taken to the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea for “rehabilitation”. Today we know about 16 Ukrainian children aged 6 to 17 who will be taken to the territory of psychiatric hospital No. 5, located in the village of Stroganivka.

In Nova Kakhovka, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 6 units of weapons and military equipment as a result of defeating the location of the russian army. And also up to 150 soldiers of russia were wounded.

Tetyana Linetska from Kherson left for Germany during the war. Ukrainians in Bonn rallied to the “Ukrainian Heart” Association to help the Armed Forces, in particular, in the Kherson direction. During two fairs, volunteers collected 3,900 euros and bought a truck that took canned goods, hygiene products, etc. to Ukraine.


Mykolayiv Oblast 

At night, from 22 to 23 of October, the enemy attacked Mykolaiv Oblast with Shahed-136 kamikaze drones. 14 of them were shot down on the territory of the region. Thus, 11 drones were shot down by the forces and means of air defense of the Southern Air Command, three more by other units of the Defense Forces of the South of the country.

Yesterday morning, the enemy hit two critical infrastructure facilities in the Mykolayiv Oblast with high-precision Kalibr missiles. Also, during this attack, air defense forces shot down a cruise missile over the Mykolaiv Oblast.

On the night of the 23rd of October, Mykolaiv came under enemy fire with S-300 missiles. It is known that one of the rockets hit a five-story residential building, completely destroying an apartment on the fifth floor. A nearby 10-story residential building was also damaged. Its windows and doors were blown out by fragments and the blast wave, and balconies were mutilated. The heating line, a children’s playground and several parked cars were also damaged. Previously, three people were injured.

A warehouse building was also destroyed due to enemy shelling. As a result, one person was hospitalized. A fire broke out at the point of impact, which was quickly extinguished by units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Mykolaiv Oblast.

Yesterday, as a result of russian shelling of the Olshany community, a critical infrastructure object was damaged.

At night, the russians attacked the Shevchenkove community with three “Shahed-136” kamikaze drones. As a result, the infrastructure facility was damaged.

Also today, the enemy launched a rocket attack on the Halytsynove community. As a result, two people were injured. Infrastructure facilities were damaged. Enemy shelling of the territory and nearby settlements of the Berezneguvate community continues. Yes, yesterday there was shelling of four settlements and their surroundings. There are no casualties.

Also yesterday, the settlement of Shiroke community came under enemy shelling. Hitting a previously destroyed agricultural enterprise and in open areas. Yesterday morning, a critical infrastructure facility was damaged as a result of enemy rocket fire in the Synyukhyn Bryd community. There are no casualties.

Odesa Oblast

In the Kherson direction, a sailor from the Odesa Marine Brigade shot down a russian combat helicopter K-52 “Alligator” with a machine gun.

The russian army has reduced the number of Kalibr-type missiles in the Black Sea, which are kept ready for use, to 16 units. Currently, six russian ships are on combat duty, including two large landing ships and two missile carriers.

Farmers of the Okny community purchased and handed over a batch of cars for the defense forces of Odesa.

Shelter has been updated in Shevchenko Park in Odesa. It has chairs, Wi-Fi, a water supply, a toilet and two exits. 

Central Oblasts

Kropyvnytskyi Oblast 

A russian rocket was fired at Kropyvnytskyi Oblast last night. It was shot down by air defense forces. Debris from the russian rocket damaged almost 50 houses, a state administration building and a school in the village of Onufryivka, Oleksandriya raion. Fortunately, there were no casualties or injuries. The relevant services are working on site. 

A 10-year-old schoolboy from Kropyvnytskyi raises money for the army by playing the drums. In good weather, David Kibukevich sets up drums in the middle of the city and plays drums. Gives a drive to passers-by and collects donations for a pickup truck for Ukrainian heroes.    

Vinnytsia Oblast

Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk raion 

The Kozyatyn community conducted its Hero Oleksandr Zavidin, born in 1984, on his last earthly journey. On the third day of the full-scale war, the man was drafted into the army. On October 15, the soldier died. He has a wife and children.

Open football lessons were held at Khmilnyk Stadium. The project of the Ukrainian Football Association is supported by the UEFA Children’s Fund and the Association of Cross-Cultural Projects (Denmark). In Khmilnyk, they took over the relay of the sports event. It promotes the unification and friendship of immigrant children with local children and their social integration.

Western Oblasts

Lviv Oblast

Residents of Lviv Oblast, who have temporarily accommodated internally displaced Ukrainians from temporarily occupied regions or those where hostilities are taking place, can receive compensation for the costs of their accommodation. From October 1, 2022, the government doubled the amount of compensation for communal services: from 450 to 900 hryvnias.

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

Andriy Tkachenko, a serviceman from Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, died in the war. The fighter comes from Kolomyia. Andriy Tkachenko fought in the Zaporozhye direction. Eternal glory to the Hero.

On Saturday, October 22, in the airspace over Dolyna, Vyhoda, and possibly over Rozhniativ and Bolehiv communities, air defense forces detected enemy missile targets. The military assumes that the rockets could have fallen on the territory of the specified communities, since there was no information about their downing or hitting. Therefore, the authorities urge residents to be careful when discovering suspicious debris or objects and to report their location.

An enterprise manufacturing hydraulic systems was relocated from Kharkiv to Kalush, in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. 19 workers moved to Prykarpattia, some equipment was also moved here.

Rivne Oblast

As of the morning of October 23, almost 25,000 people remained without electricity in the Rivne Oblast out of about 180,000 who lost power after a missile strike the day before.

On the territory of the Rivne community, at an extraordinary meeting of the TEB and National Emergency Committee on the elimination of the consequences of a rocket missile strike, it was decided to prohibit the use of street sign lighting. The ban will be in effect until the situation stabilizes.

In the Rivne Oblast, fan blackouts were introduced in 29 communities out of 64. In the Rivne OMA, it was noted that the disconnection will later be applied in other communities as well.

From tomorrow in Rivne, according to the decision of the TEB and National Emergency Committee, schoolchildren’s vacation begins. 

Zakarpattia Oblast

Zakarpattia Oblast joined the national action “Vse ye Ukraina [Everything is Ukraine]”. A blue-yellow flag arrived in Khust, on which students of vocational schools from all over the country had already written wishes to the soldiers. Now the Zakarpattia Oblast has taken up the baton. The youth will also leave sincere words of gratitude and faith in the Armed Forces of Ukraine on a canvas measuring 12×6 m. Then the flag will return to the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, where the action started.

A rehabilitologist from Uzhhorod, who saved the lives of his brothers on the front line, was awarded the medal “Za vriatovane zhyttia [For the saved life]”. Volodymyr Vudmaska ​​worked as a rehabilitation specialist in the Uzhgorod Oblast Neurosurgery Center. Under fire, the medical team, which included a resident of Uzhhorod, saved the lives of about forty wounded.

Last modified: 24 Жовтня, 2022