The two hundred-forty fourth (244) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.


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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 fourth (244) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.

Northern oblasts


German President Steinmeier arrived in Ukraine for talks with Volodymyr Zelenskyi.

Kyiv Oblast

A search group of the National Guard found the wreckage of an enemy drone, which was shot down by the Air Defense Forces during another attack by the occupiers. Parts of the drone were located next to the pond.

In the Vyshhorod and Bucha raions, planned demining works are underway.

Ten educational institutions of the Irpin community – 5 kindergartens and 5 schools will soon open their shelters equipped under the UNICEF financial support program.

In the Kyiv Oblast, near the village of Zavorychi, a bridge over the Trubizh River is being restored. It was destroyed by the invaders during the occupation of the oblast.

Zhytomyr Oblast

Two Heroes from the Zhytomyr Oblast returned from the front on the shield. Yuriy Sakhnenko, as a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, took part in the liberation of the Kyiv Oblast, defended the eastern and southern borders of Ukraine. He fell while liberating the Kherson Oblast. Serhiy Pershko was escorted on his final journey. On the first day of the full-scale aggression of russia, he voluntarily came to defend Ukraine. This chief sergeant, senior rifleman also heroically died in the Kherson Oblast. Eternal Glory to Heroes!

Housing for Zhytomyr residents who lost their homes as a result of bomb and missile attacks by the russian aggressor will be built in the Malykov district. The four-storey houses, with 100 apartments each, will be built based on the new technology, as in Sweden and Germany. 

As part of the “Green Country” program, foresters of the Zhytomyr Oblast plan to plant almost 20 million young trees on an area of 3,228 hectares of forest this fall. For this purpose, they have prepared all the necessary sites and planting material.

Chernihiv Oblast

The mayor of Chernihiv said that it would take 3-5 years and 4-5 billion dollars to restore Chernihiv.

In the Chernihiv Oblast, two soldiers – Yevhen Sheremet and Yevhen Semenov – were escorted on their final journey.

Patriotic drawings appeared in some building entrances of Chernihiv.

Sumy Oblast

The Sumy Oblasts is one of the regions where the power generation facilities were most heavily bombarded by the enemy.

The russian military shelled the border area of the Sumy Oblast in the vicinity of the village of Rozhkovychi in the Seredyna-Buda community.

A resident of the Esman community ran over a mine with a tractor trailer while transporting firewood. The driver was not injured.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

The occupiers shelled the cities of Kupiansk and Vovchansk, as well as some settlements in the Kupiansk, Chuhuiv, Kharkiv, Bohodukhiv, and Izium raions.

In Kupiansk, an administrative building was damaged as a result of a missile attack. According to preliminary information, the enemy used S-300 missiles.

A residential building was damaged and a fire broke out in the Dvorichna community. There were no casualties.

In the Zolochiv community of the Bohodukhiv Raion, a 36-year-old tractor driver was hospitalized with an injury. In the Kupiansk Raion, 3 people who had been wounded the day before were hospitalized.

Mine clearance of the territories liberated from the occupiers continues. During the day, pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service defused 455 explosive devices.

Donetsk Oblast

On October 24, it became known about 7 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast, killed by russians in Bakhmut.

In addition, law enforcement officers found the bodies of 3 civilians who died during the occupation: 2 in Drobysheve and 1 in Stavky.

3 more people were wounded over the past day.

Since February 24, the russians have killed 1,095 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast, and wounded another 2,468. It is currently impossible to establish the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha.


Phased supply of gas to the private sector continues in Kramatorsk. The city utilities are preparing to start heating apartment buildings.

The Humanitarian Centre of the Kramatorsk City Council will distribute bread to the city residents. This became possible thanks to the support of international partners – ADRA Ukraine and World Food Program (WFP).


In the Bakhmut sector, the enemy fired tanks, mortars, tube and rocket artillery at such settlements of the Donetsk Oblast as Andriivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Ivanhrad, Kurdiumivka, Maiorsk, Opytne, Soledar, and Yakovlivka.

Bakhmut continues to suffer from enemy artillery. Over the past day, the occupiers shelled the city five times, killing and wounding civilians. As a result of enemy hits, 6 private and 3 apartment buildings were destroyed.


The people of Mariupol continue to survive on the eve of winter. In September, the occupiers showed propaganda pictures about preparations for the heating season. They talked about house repairs and mobile boiler houses. But in fact, the residents were left with nothing. The collaborationist authorities cut off the radiators and dismantled roofs in many houses. They promised to replace everything and connect the buildings to the boiler houses.

Luhansk Oblast

Residents of the Luhansk Oblast, who are escaping from shelling and the cold winter, cannot leave Sievierodonetsk and Starobilsk. The russian occupiers demand passes, which are extremely difficult to obtain.

The russian occupiers take away the property of local residents from the temporarily captured city of Lysychansk.

Southern oblasts

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Over the past day, the russian military shelled 18 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. As a result of shelling, 23 reports about the destruction of houses (apartments) and infrastructure facilities were received. Thus, only homes of civilians were damaged.

Residents of the Pology and Vasylivka raions were hospitalized. A 12-year-old boy and a 58-year-old woman were injured.

In the temporarily occupied Melitopol, an explosion occurred near the headquarters of the russian FSB.

The Shevchenkivskyi Raion Court of the capital took into custody the president of “Motor Sich” Vyacheslav Boguslaev, who is accused of cooperation with russia. During the next 60 days, while the pre-trial investigation continues, he will not be able to leave the detention center, the Security Service of Ukraine reported.

Kherson Oblast

In the Kherson Oblast, the russian military fired on a civilian car. It is previously known about two dead people. The child, who was also in the car, is in the hospital.

In Kherson, the majority of criminals were released from correctional colony No. 90. They are recruited by the russian military to replenish their losses.

The russian military is setting up defensive positions on the left bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson Oblast. The coastline is mined, leaving small passages for a potential retreat of their troops from the right bank.

The so-called administration of the Kherson Oblast “evacuated” to Henichesk and Skadovsk. It took the equipment of banks and all Kherson internet providers with. It also stopped funding schools and providing food for children in schools.

The military of the russian federation actually stopped allowing transport from the Kherson Oblast to the territory controlled by Ukraine. Only a small number of people managed to leave in a month. Earlier this amount of people could escape for 1-2 days. Russians require licenses from carriers, take fingerprints, check all documents, phones, cars, etc.

During the day, Ukrainian aviators shot down three russian Ka-52 attack helicopters over the Kherson Oblast.

In the Beryslav and Kakhovka raions of the Kherson Oblast, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed three ammunition depots of the russian army.

Also, the Orlan-10 drone was destroyed in the Beryslav Raion by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and the Shahed-131 kamikaze drone was destroyed in the Kherson Raion.

Mykolaiv Oblast

Yesterday, the enemy struck the territory of the water zone of the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

Also yesterday, the enemy carried out attacks on the rear communities of the Mykolaiv Raion. As a result, the solar panels were damaged. There are no casualties.

Settlements of the Bereznehuvate community, located on the demarcation line, remain under constant enemy fire.

Yesterday, the settlement of Shiroke community suffered enemy attacks. The shooting took place in a kindergarten and in open areas. Also, as a result of the shelling, a residential building was damaged (windows were broken, the roof was cut by fragments) and outbuildings were destroyed. There are no casualties.

Odessa Oblast

In Odesa, the workers of the Izmail ship repair plant construct trench heaters for the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They have already been received by fighters in the Luhansk, Kharkiv, Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts. Next is the party for the Donetsk Oblast.

Odesa was among the leaders in the sowing campaign. Farmers of the Oblast sowed almost 150 thousand hectares of land.

The annual Youth Job Fair is held in Odesa. This year, it is especially relevant, because today more than 50,000 temporarily displaced people, including young people, are registered in the city. 30 organizations and enterprises presented their vacancies for them.

In Odesa, they plan to rename 96 streets and alleys. In particular, the names of russian writers, military personnel and other figures not related to the city will be removed.

Central oblasts

Kirovohrad Oblast

In Onufriivka, where more than 6 dozen houses were damaged by the explosive wave of a downed enemy missile on Sunday, restoration work has begun. Roofs and windows were destroyed there. According to preliminary calculations by experts, 2.5 million hryvnias are needed for housing repairs. Special equipment and necessary materials were provided to the Onufriivka community on behalf of the authorities of the Oblast.

Today, a regular evacuation train from the Donetsk Oblast arrived in the Kirovohrad Oblast. 67 internally displaced persons, including 20 children, were sheltered in Glodosy of the Novoukrainka Raion. In total, the Kirovohrad Oblast has already received 32 evacuation trains from the Donetsk Oblast. Communities have already accommodated 3,714 people, including 849 children, 167 people with limited mobility.

Volunteers of KropHub in Kropyvnytskyi raised approximately five million hryvnias worth of aid. From an adaptation site for ATO soldiers, where reasonable leisure time was promoted, the public space turned into a powerful humanitarian headquarters. Tons of aid are collected, prepared and distributed here every day. Then they are delivered to the front and to regions affected by the war.

In cooperation with the Pervozvaniv educational association of the Kropyvnytskyi Raion, the coordinators of the AUI “Active Community” in Kropyvnytskyi held a documentary performance “Everyone has their own front”. It involved 8 amateur actors. About 30 spectators came to the performance. They are residents of the territorial community and immigrants from the Donbas, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv oblasts. After the performance, seven people decided to join the volunteer movement and offered to create a permanent documentary theater in the community.

Poltava Oblast

The Poltava Oblast lost three more of its sons. Evgeniy Kuchera from Kremenchuk, Yevgeniy Ovramenko from Hrebinka and Artem Slipka led the last journey. Eternal glory to the Heroes.

Yevgeniy Kondrashov, a soldier from the Poltava Oblast, was posthumously awarded the Order for Courage of the III class. The award was presented to the parents of the fallen serviceman. He started military service in 2015. Senior Lieutenant Yevhenii Kondrashov died on March 24 while performing a combat mission during artillery shelling in Kharkiv. He was 24 years old.

According to the materials of the Poltava Secret Service of Ukraine, 22 state traitors received sentences that have already entered into force. They were tried for terrorism and treason. Three more militants were found guilty of violating the laws and customs of war.

The “Warm Jacket” delivery point resumes its work. From October 25, internally displaced persons in Poltava will be able to receive clothes at a new address – in the premises of the oblast library. “Warm jacket” provides clothes not only for IDPs. Things that match the color and material are given to defenders or volunteers who weave camouflage nets. Some of the clothes are given to military hospitals for wounded soldiers.

Heating in residential buildings in Kremenchuk is planned to be turned on from next Monday. This week, utility companies plan to supply hot water, but for now in certain areas of the city.  

The athlete Vladyslav Yalovega from Poltava won the highest award at the Deaflympics in bowling in the individual event. The competition will continue until the end of October in Malaysia.

The team of the AUI “Active Community” in Poltava is preparing for the premiere. In the play called “My Scream” the participants will act and tell the stories of their lives, which changed after the russian invasion of Ukraine. Rehearsals are currently underway. 

Western Oblasts

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

Ivano-Frankivsk is preparing for various possible cases of damage to the city’s infrastructure due to russian shelling. So, it is planned to equip 50 storage facilities with alternative power sources and place 100 biotoilets in the city. The mayor also instructed the utility company “Ivano-Frankivskvodoekotechprom” to work out the hydrant operation issues in order to increase the water supply pressure in high-rise buildings.

Deputies of the Kolomyia City Council (Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast) appealed to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal with a request to allow the local authorities to buy housing for the military. The Kolomyia City Council is ready to participate in solving problems with housing for defenders, but legal grounds are required for this.

The photo exhibition “Nevid’yemni” [“Inseparable” or “Indefeasible”] was opened in Ivano-Frankivsk. The authors of the project are photographer Olena Bilous and psychologist Maryna Ogorodniychuk. Through photographs, they show the stories of 16 Ivano-Frankivsk women who are waiting for their relatives from the front, captivity or occupied territories. The photo project has a socio-psychological purpose. At the end of the exhibition, there will be a training to show in practice how to properly overcome stressful situations and take care of yourself.

Rivne Oblast

A large part of Rivne remained without electricity today. This happened due to an emergency situation at one of the substations in the city. Therefore, compliance with the schedules of shutdowns and connections is still in question. Power engineers are working on solving the problem, but first half of the city will have to be cut off.

In Rivne, a tent with an area of over 500 square meters is being set up on Peremohy [Victory] Square. It was provided by the Remar S.O.S organization at the request of the city authorities, so that, if necessary, citizens and internally displaced persons could warm up, charge their phones and power banks, and also get food.

The Security Service of Ukraine exposed another supporter of the communist totalitarian regime in the Rivne Oblast. This time, the communist lobbyist turned out to be a resident of Rivne, who spread anti-Ukrainian narratives calling for the restoration of the USSR on a banned social network. During the authorized search, the law enforcement officers seized electronic devices used in illegal activities.

The Rokytne community handed over the second car to the front line. Funds were collected by the whole community. To do this, a fair was organized, where residents sold their own baked goods, sweets, various products, and sang songs. Thus, it was possible to raise funds for the car.

A truckload of food and hygiene products arrived from the company “Baykar” (Turkey). The assistance is organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ukraine. Also, representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ukraine visited the medical institutions of the oblast.  

In the Varash community, children of military personnel who are conscripted during mobilization or serve in voluntary formations of the Territorial Defense will be fed free of charge. Such a decision was made today by the Varash City Council.   

Today, the coordinators of the AUI “Active Community” in Rivne held a meeting of the “Active Community” Club, where was discussed what the Rivne community should be like after the victory, whether it needs changes, development and new initiatives. The National Recovery Plan of Ukraine was also discussed. The participants worked on the priority areas of development of the Rivne community, which were highlighted during the event. In particular, they talked about the defense and security sector, support for business, culture and sports. 

Khmelnytskyi Oblast


Thanks to the cooperation of the Kamianets-Podilskyi City Council with the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development of France ACTED, internally displaced persons who have found shelter in the community are able to receive multi-purpose financial assistance. To do this, it is necessary to register using the links specified on the community website.

In the “Rozmai” center, the displaced people of Kamianets-Podilskyi received humanitarian aid from the authorities. There are cereals and flour in grocery bags. A generator and 160 sets of thermal clothing were sent to the Ukrainian defenders from the non-governmental organization “Kuharska sotnya Podillya” [“Cooking Hundred of Podillya”].

Zakarpattya Oblast

Military personnel and their family members are taught the basics of starting their own business at the Uzhhorod National University. This university is among the 8 educational institutions of Ukraine that passed the competition this year, so they can continue to work on retraining and social adaptation of servicemen and their family members in Ukraine. The “Ukraine-Norway” project allows them to professionally reorient themselves to civilian specialties that are in demand on the labor market. Tourism and agriculture were the trends of the past year. The current group is studying how to start their own business.

Funds for a drone will be collected at a “magical fair” in Uzhhorod. All wizards, sorceresses, molfars, airmen, witches, elves, gnomes, guests and residents of the city are invited to the charity Uzhgorod Magic Plants Market. The event is charitable.It is planned to raise funds for an attack drone worth 300 thousand hryvnias. So far, 240,000 hryvnias have been collected. To support the initiative, other volunteer organizations join the fundraising and organize activities this weekend in Uzhhorod.

Last modified: 26 Жовтня, 2022