The three hundred and sixth (306) day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the large-scale Russian military invasion continues.


The three hundred and sixth (306) day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the large-scale Russian military invasion continues.

Northern Oblasts


According to Yasno CEO Serhiy Kovalenko, energy workers in Kyiv managed to come up with schemes for the recovery of 3 districts that suffered the most during the last week. We are talking about Obolon, Kurenivka and Borshchagivka. As a result of the shelling, some people remained without electricity for several days. At the same time, the districts are already recovering in the same rhythm as all of Kyiv. That is, without any difference in schedules between the shores of the capital.

The First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska held a reading day for the patients of the «Okhmatdyt» specialized hospital for the second time on Christmas Day.

In the capital, the owner of pawnshops who financed terrorists was detained. The Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office initiated a criminal case under the article of terrorism financing against the founder of the network of Donetsk pawnshops. According to the preliminary investigation, he transferred more than 10 million hryvnias to the «budget of the DPR». Back in October 2014, the suspect initiated the creation and registration of a private enterprise in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk Oblasts.

Kyiv Oblast

«Klasy bezpeky [Safety classes]» were opened in Vasylkiv Academic Lyceum «Prestige» and Nemishaev Lyceum No. 2. There, children will learn fire safety rules, the potential threat of suspicious objects that may turn out to be explosive, the procedure for action in case of an «air raid alarm» signal, etc.

The SSU detained a traitor who helped the russians kidnap ATO participants during the occupation of part of Kyiv Oblast. A resident of the village of Hlibivka, who supported the russian occupiers during the capture of the Vyshgorod raion and offered them his help in the war against Ukraine. He leaked to the aggressor the addresses of local residents who could be part of the resistance movement, including participants of the anti-terrorist operation. Conducted punitive raids. Together with the occupiers, he broke into the homes of Ukrainian patriots and kidnapped them.

The «Radio Svoboda» website published a video story, which, in particular, tells about the most destroyed quarter of Irpin.

Chernihiv Oblast

Over the past week, pyrotechnic calculations of the State Emergency Service were involved in the disposal of explosive objects 8 times and processed 100 such objects in Chernihiv Oblast.

Sumy Oblast 

After 22:00 on December 25, russian troops shelled the Seredyna-Buda community with artillery and mortars. 9 hits were recorded. The rest of the night was without shelling.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast 

Last day, the areas of the settlements of Strilecha, Staritsa, Zemlianka, Ustinivka, Vilkhuvatka, Chugunivka, Novomlynsk and Kamianka were subjected to enemy mortar and artillery fire.

Also, the occupiers continue intensive shelling in the Kupyansk direction. The enemy inflicted fire damage in the areas of the settlements of Dvorichna, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Berestov, etc.

In the Kupyansk raion, in the village of Dvorichna, a house was damaged due to enemy shelling, and a fire broke out in the territory of economic buildings on an area of ​​250 square meters. There were no casualties.

According to the Regional Center of Emergency Medical Assistance, a 72-year-old woman was hospitalized in Vovchansk, who received a shrapnel wound the day before.

Demining of the area continues. During the day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service defused 49 explosive objects.

Donetsk Oblast 

On December 25, the Russians wounded 2 civilians of Donetsk Oblast – in Avdiivka and Predtechyne.

Since the day of russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, enemy rockets have killed 1,281 civilians of Donetsk Oblast and wounded another 2,794. It is still not possible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

Units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Vesele, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Kurdyumivka, Mayorsk, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka and Maryinka in Donetsk Oblast.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion

On the Donetsk side, the russians fired most actively in Maryinka and Krasnohorivka — the consequences are being clarified.

In the village of Predtechyne, enemy artillery damaged a private house and injured a person. They were injured as a result of the strikes on Avdiivka. 

Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion

In the Bakhmut’s and Avdiivka’s directions, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops near more than 20 inhabited localities. In particular, these are Spirne, Berestove, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Opytne, Ozarianivka, New York, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka and Maryinka in Donetsk oblast.

In Horlivka’s direction, it was loud on the outskirts of the Chasiv Yar and Soledar communities.

Volnovakha and Volnovakha Raion

Vuhledar and Novoukrainka came under fire in Volnovakha’s direction – a house was damaged in Novoukrainka.


In the city center occupants started demolishing buildings, including those of historical importance. In particular, the famous House with a clock, where the studio of the world-famous artist – monumental, mosaicist Aranutov was located. 

Luhansk Oblast

The situation in the area from Kreminna to Rubizhne remains difficult, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have the advantage, they are gradually advancing, but the towns have not been liberated yet.

Russians continue to suffer significant losses in Luhansk oblast. Medical institutions of Luhansk oblast, converted into hospitals, are overcrowded with wounded militants. Thus, about 50 heavily wounded enemy servicemen have been delivered to the hospital in Starobilsk recently.

The situation in Bilovodsk is not better for the enemy. More than a hundred russian troops were brought there. Local civilians have almost no access to hospitals.

Southern Oblasts

Mykolaiv Oblast

As of 08:00 am on December 26, no hostile attacks were registered in the territory of Mykolaiv oblast.

Odesa Oblast

French region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur allocated money for the reconstruction of Odesa oblast.

In Odesa, money was raised for a bionic prosthesis for six-year-old Oleksandra Pascal, who lost her leg during a russian missile attack on a recreation center in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi raion. 

The village of Suvorove in Odesa oblast will be renamed Bessarabskie. This decision was made by the local council after a survey of residents. In the Russian Empire, the village was called Shikirli-Kitai, but was renamed by the Soviet authorities in honor of the commander Oleksandr Suvorov. 

In Biliaivka of Odesa oblast, the sculpture “Kotovsky and two warriors” is being dismantled. In the future, it will be transferred to the museum of soviet open-air expositions. 

Kherson Oblast

Russian army shelled five territorial communities of Beryslav raion during the day. Beryslav, Osokorivka, Novooleksandrivka, Havrylivka, Chervonyi Maiak suffered the most damage.   

Attacking Kherson, russian troops use Grad rocket systems, mortar fire, and artillery. This has devastating consequences.

On December 24, the russian military shelled the territory of Kherson regional hospital. They also hit the institution for psychiatric care. An office, part of the roof, and the heating system were destroyed.

Over the past day, rescuers of Kherson oblast eliminated 13 fires, 11 of which were caused by shelling by russian troops. Houses, cars and a kiosk were burning.  

In the Novovorontsovka community in Kherson oblast, law enforcement officers exhumed the bodies of two men who died from shelling by russian troops. Currently, the bodies were sent for forensic medical examination. 

Russians cannot fully control the situation in the occupied territories. Therefore, they are strengthening the police regime and introducing several-day curfews.

In the area of Zabaryne, the Defense Forces hit the headquarters of the russian troops. A meeting of officers of the southern military district of the russian forces was held there.

Kherson Regional Military Administration offers free evacuation from Kherson, people are taken out by buses in different directions.  

In Kherson oblast, road builders have finished arranging detours on the destroyed bridge on the route Kherson – Mykolaiv. Now the road to Mykolaiv is passable, patching repairs are underway.

The coordinators of the “Active Community” team in the temporarily occupied Skadovsk continue to support their fellow citizens. Thus, they provide consulting advice by phone on the safety of living and nutrition to people in the occupied territories. 

Central Oblasts

Kirovohrad Oblast 

Fighters of the 121st local Territorial Defense Brigade of the Kirovohrad Oblast shot down two russian kamikaze drones in the area of the combat mission. Thus, the defenders hit the Lancet-3 attack unmanned aerial vehicles, which were trying to attack the anti-aircraft missile systems of the military.

The design group of the Volunteer Defense Forces of the Kirovohrad Oblast created and tested a reconnaissance drone. The wingspan of the drone is more than 2 meters, the weight is 5 kilograms. The test flight range is 25 kilometers. The height is approximately 500 meters. The designers put in it the functionality that is needed to perform specific tasks and that is not available in Chinese mass-produced drones. Plus, the group will work on its upgrade. Now the drone will be handed over to the military of the Special Operations Forces for testing.

In the village of Pervozvanivka in the Kirovohrad Oblast, the House of Culture has turned into a volunteer headquarters. Nowadays, they weave camouflage nets, make waterproof shelters, knit socks and sew underwear for Ukrainian defenders. They called their volunteer group “Rural Volunteers”.

Anatoliy Stoyan, coordinator of “Active Community” in Kropyvnytskyi, continues to work on the volunteer front. At the local humanitarian center, he helped internally displaced persons receive food packages, winter clothes and shoes.

Poltava Oblast

Since the 24th of February, the russians have fired 101 missiles and 11 drones over the Poltava Oblast. In total, since the beginning of the full-scale war, the region has survived 52 enemy attacks. The largest shelling took place on the 27th of June. Then the rockets were aimed at the Kredmash factory and the Amstor shopping center in Kremenchuk. Since the last strike, 21 people died and 1 is still missing

Poltava Oblast said goodbye to four more of its Heroes. Soldier Vitaly Yumashev from the village of Kyrylo-Hannivka was born in 1984 in a large family. From the first days of the full-scale invasion, he joined the ranks of the Armed Forces. He fell on the 13th of July as a result of artillery shelling with a rocket salvo fire system near Siversk, Bakhmut district.

Major Ivan Martynov from the Poltava Oblast died in the war. The soldier fought his last battle near Nevsky in the Luhansk Oblast, where he was mortally wounded. They said goodbye to the Hero in his native community.

In the Poltava Oblast, a soldier who was considered missing for 8 months was taken on his last journey. Vladyslav Lytovskyi served as a grenade launcher of a platoon of the fire support company of the 95th separate airborne assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We learned about his death only on December 21. He died in April near Suligivka, Kharkiv Oblast.

The soldier Dmytro Guryevsky from the village of Holoborodkivske of the Karlove community died in the war. A military man died on December 19 while repelling enemy assaults in the area of Pidhorodne settlement, Donetsk Oblast.

Western Oblasts

Rivne Oblast

In the Rivne Oblast, three defenders of Ukraine were sent to the last road. On December 20, Taras Skorokhod, from the village of Bazaltov, was killed during enemy mortar shelling in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast.

Verbska community of Dubno raion said goodbye to Mykola Kot in the. During the execution of the combat mission, the fighter was seriously injured and died in the hospital.

Ihor Trigubets was laid to rest in the Ostroh community. He was wounded in Donetsk Oblast, was treated in a hospital, and came home for a few days. The life of a soldier ended at home.

Chernivtsi Oblast

Bukovyna said goodbye to the servicemen who died a brave death defending Ukraine from the russian invaders: lieutenant Andriy Didyk was taken to the village of Bilousivka, ensigns Serhiy Khariton – in the village of Banyliv-Pidigirny, Ivan Ternovetskyi – in the village of Kamyan, sergeant Vladyslav Terentyak – in the village of Brusnytsia, senior soldier Serhiy Kishka – in the village of Shebutyntsi.

The task was successfully completed: Bukovyna pyrotechnicians returned from Donetsk Oblast to Chernivtsi. There they examined the liberated settlements for the presence of explosive objects. Specialists also carried out demining work.

Risking their lives to help and support defenders: volunteers from the Nepolkovets territorial community deliver humanitarian goods to the battlefields every week. They make goodies in the kitchen located in the church of St. John the Theologian in the village of Pyadikivtsi. To prepare various dishes, the residents of the community bring cheese, stew, twists, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, beets, corn flour and other products here. Volunteers also bought everyday items, hygiene products, etc. with the funds of sponsors.

Zakarpattia Oblast

In Uzhhorod, the premiere of the Donetsk Oblast drama theater’s “Vertep of Donetsk Oblast” took place. The play was prepared by the actors of the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theater. Panteleimon Kulish’s play “Herod’s Darkness” was taken as a basis. Authentic carols and carols of Donetsk Oblast are used in the production – this is the highlight of the performance. 

A Ukrainian record was set in Uzhhorod. 248 unique gingerbread Christmas stars were made and assembled at one location in the Transcarpathian Regional Museum of Folk Architecture and Life by craftswoman Lyubov Keretsman. Last year, she became the author of the longest bun in Ukraine.

Each gingerbread has absorbed patterns from different regions of Ukraine.  

Last modified: 27 Грудня, 2022