The one hundred fifty-fourth (154) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.


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The one hundred fifty-fourth (154) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

Northern Oblasts

Kyiv city

The Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Tanja Fajon, is in Kyiv today on an official visit. According to her, the visit to Kyiv is due to the desire to express political and practical support for Ukraine and its courageous people. Tanja Fajon visited Irpin, which was under russian occupation.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko today handed over 35 Volkswagen T5 minibuses, which the city government received from partners, to the State Border Service of Ukraine. These multifunctional vehicles will be used in patrolling the state border and will help strengthen the technical equipment of border guards. 

One of the largest shopping centers in the capital, “Ocean Plaza”, which never resumed full operation after February 24, has now closed permanently. Since the full-scale invasion, in the shopping and recreation center, only the ground floor worked, where there is a hypermarket and several other shops. However, now they have also been asked to close by the mall administration. According to the media, the controlling stake in the “Ocean Plaza” mall belongs to the russian businessman and close friend of Putin – Arkady Rotenberg. 

In Kyiv, a mural was dedicated to the rescuers. The drawing was created by the artist Vitaly Gidevan on the facade of the building of the State Emergency Service. The prototype was a photo of the Kiev rescuer Yurii Pletnyov, who was depicted with angel wings.

Kyiv Oblast

Restoration work continues in the region. Lviv will rebuild one of the high-rise buildings destroyed by the invaders in Hostomel. This was reported by the Head of Kyiv Oblast Military Administration Oleksiy Kuleba after a meeting with the Mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovyi. The city will also help establish communications in a modular town where homeless residents of Hostomel will temporarily live. 

On the M-07 Kyiv-Kovel-Yagodin highway in Borodianka across the Zdvizh River, a passage is arranged over the destroyed bridge. At present, full traffic has been restored on this section of the road. 

In Irpin, a specialized secondary school No. 2 is being restored after the invasion of the russian army. In the institution, the kitchen and dining room were completely burned down during hostilities, the facade, the workshop, 103 windows, the roof of the educational and sports complexes and the main building with a total area of 3091 square meters were damaged. The school building is restored at the expense of the state and local budgets. The works are planned to be completed by the beginning of the school year.

Zhytomyr Oblast

In the premises of the Zhytomyr Oblast Military Administration, an online meeting was held with Vice-Marshal Wojciech Kaluża of the voivodeship of Silesia of the Republic of Poland. The meeting was attended by the head of Zhytomyr Oblast Military Administration Vitaliy Bunechko together with his deputy Viktor Hradivskyi and representatives of the relevant structural units of the oblast military administration.

In addition, Zhytomyr Oblast Military Administration invites interested youth to participate in the webinar “Interesting and heroic Zhytomyr oblast”. The speaker will be Olha Vasylivna Rodicheva, Head of the Historical Department of the Zhytomyr Regional Museum of Local Lore, who will talk about the region in the day of the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the first military youth school in Zhytomyr.

In 5 months since the beginning of the large-scale russian invasion of Ukraine, Zhytomyr oblast sheltered 99.7 thousand IDPs, almost 25.8 thousand of them are children.

The coordinator of the All-Ukrainian Initiative “Active Community” carried out training for art therapy for children.

Chernihiv Oblast

During the past day, on July 26, russian troops shelled the Semenivka and Snovsk hromadas with barrel artillery. 

In Chernihiv, yesterday, on July 26, they paid their final respects to Viktor Koshovy, a 35-year-old defender of Chernihiv and Ukraine. During the active hostilities in Chernihiv Oblast, the hero defended Chernihiv, and after lifting of the blockade he guarded important objects on the territory of the region, says his brother-in-arms with the call sign “Advocate”.

The first 33 of 40 sets of sections that will form the future modular town for 22 families have arrived in the village of Novyi Bykiv of the Nova Basan hromada. 

Sumy Oblast

In the Sumy Oblast, during the day, July 26, the russian military shelled three communities with mortars and “Hrads”. In the Seredyno-Budsk community, the buildings of one of the recreation centers were destroyed. The wounded 65-year-old woman is a guard of the base.

Also yesterday around 9:30 p.m., the Shalygin community was shelled with grenade launchers. 18 explosions were recorded. There are no losses and destruction, said the head of the Oblast Military Administration , Dmytro Zhivytskyi.

The Order “For Courage” of the III degree was posthumously awarded to 13 defenders from Sumy Oblast.

Eastern Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

Around 04:25, the russian army struck Kharkiv. The S-300 missiles were aimed at the Industrial district, Mayor Terekhov said.

Rescuers removed another body from the rubble of the cultural center in Chuguyev. An 83-year-old woman died.  Earlier, rescuers found the body of a 30-year-old woman under the rubble.

In the village of Kochetok, Chuguyiv Raion, Kharkiv Oblast, as a result of russian shelling in the morning of July 27, the administrative building of the forestry college was destroyed.

German rescuers handed over four tankers based on Mercedes trucks to Kharkiv colleagues. The new equipment will be used by units in Kharkiv Raion. 

Donetsk Oblast

The russians continue to fire on populated areas on the front line and in the relative rear. This morning, the enemy launched three missile strikes on Toretsk and one on Avdiivka. In Toretsk, rockets hit the private sector and garages — there were no casualties. In Avdiivka, in addition to rockets, the russians used artillery three times, targeting the city center and the coke-chemical plant – the consequences are being established.

In the Kurakhiv community, Kurakhove itself, as well as Girnyk, Kurakhivka and Gostryi, are under fire – information about the consequences is being clarified.

 Intense shelling of Krasnohorivka continues in the Marin community – a fire broke out in one of the houses.

In the Ocheretyn community, shelling continued at night and in the morning: most of all in the vicinity of Pisky. In the morning, russian shells landed in the area of ​​the Karlivka filter station and Orlivka.

Yablunivka of the Illinivska community is under fire in the Kramatorsk Raion. Three houses were damaged here, but according to preliminary information, no one was injured.

In the Slavyansk direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of settlements of Nortsivka, Bogorodichne, Dolyna, Chepil, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Adamivka, Mazanivka, Husarivka and others.

In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Kryvya Luka, Zakitny, Spirny, Hryhorivka, Tetyanivka, and other settlements. The enemy launched an air strike near Serebryanka. Actively used BpLA. He led an assault in the area of ​​the Verkhnokamianske settlement, was unsuccessful, and withdrew.

In the Avdiyiv, Novopavliv, and Zaporizhzhya directions, the enemy is systematically shelling civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Pisky, Vremivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Karlivka, Opytne, Vugledar, Gulyaipole, Kamianske and a number of others. An enemy unmanned aerial vehicle was recorded in the Pavlograd area.

Over the past day, the russians killed 1 civilian of Donetsk Oblast— in Siversk. 1 more person was injured.

Since February 24, the russians have killed 643 civilians of Donetsk Oblast, wounded another 1,669.


Enemy activity in the city was not recorded.

To reduce the number of accidents on city roads, traffic lights are gradually being put into operation.

After the shelling of the city, people gradually return to life – they restore damaged windows and roofs. Thanks to volunteers, people can get personal hygiene products and food.

The situation remains alarming. Evacuation from the city continues.

The team of AUI “Active Community” delivered more than 50 packages with personal hygiene products to residents whose property was damaged as a result of shelling.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion 

The past day in the Pokrovsk community was relatively calm. No facts were recorded regarding the victims and destruction.

 Local residents began to return to front-line Avdiivka, which is under enemy fire every day.

In the Pokrovsk community, in connection with the lack of gas supply and preparation for the difficult winter period, the groups of people who will have the right to receive firewood at the expense of the city budget have been expanded.


In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy fired at civilian infrastructure, in particular, in the Raions of Bakhmut, Bilogorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Pokrovsky and New York. He led shooting battles in the area of ​​the settlement of Soledar, without success. Conducted a reconnaissance battle near Semihirya. Suffered fire damage and casualties and withdrew. Currently, hostilities continue in Semihirya and Kodema Raions .

In Bakhmut today, around 7 o’clock in the morning, the russians took aim at the hotel, and the two-story building was partially destroyed. During search and rescue operations, rescuers rescued a man from under the rubble, who was hospitalized in a medical facility. In general, since the beginning of the work, the body of one dead person was found at the scene, and four people were injured. At the moment, a rescue operation and work on the demolition of debris is ongoing there.

The coordinator of AUI”Active Community” was involved in the organization of an event for young people in the city of Cherkasy.


The russian occupiers stopped providing humanitarian aid in Mariupol. Now only children will be able to receive the products, but only under the conditions of humanitarian aid. 

The russians have started filtering people over the age of 70. They already see a threat even in the elderly. Pensioners will have to prove their “loyalty” to the occupiers who left them without homes, food, medicine and a normal life. 

Luhansk Oblast

Ukrainian defenders stopped six assault attempts by the russians.

The russians once again resorted to missile terror, shelling populated areas twice. Two more times they carried out artillery fire, and also involved mortars. Drones were used repeatedly. The armed forces of Ukraine stopped the russians’ assault intention in six areas. The occupiers were forced to leave, in particular, in the Verkhnokamyansky district. This was announced by the head of the regional military administration, Serhii Gaidai. 

In Rubizhny, for the first time in three months, spontaneous burials began to be arranged – the remains of 10 residents of the city were removed.

In Luhansk Oblast, as a result of the actions of russian troops, fires destroyed 26,043 hectares of forest, which caused environmental damage in the amount of about 98.7 billion hryvnias

Over the past two days, 347 food kits have been issued to IDPs from the Luhansk Oblast at the headquarters of the Popasnya City Military Civil Administration in Novomoskovsk. In addition, on July 25 and 26, internally displaced persons of the Popasnya territorial community, who currently live in different parts of the country, received 400 parcels with humanitarian aid through Ukrposhta. 

Southern Oblasts 

Kherson Oblast

The russian occupiers confirmed the destruction of the bridge across the Dnipro in Kherson. Traffic on the bridge is stopped. The occupiers conduct aerial reconnaissance using UAVs. Settlements along the demarcation line are systematically shelled.

The occupation authorities announce that ferry crossings will be made across the Dnipro near Kherson for a while while the bridge is being rebuilt.

The armed forces of Ukraine liberated Andriyivka and Lozovo in the Kherson Oblast. 4 enemy strongholds in the area of ​​Andriivka, Biloghirka and Blagodatny were hit.

The enemy lost 89 people, a T-62 tank, 2 units of armored vehicles and 6 vehicles.


The situation still remains critical.

People continue to work. They stick together, and those who are able try to leave the Oblast.

There is still no connection, there is no Internet during the day, but it appears in the evening. Prices in the region are high, there is only one supermarket. Hundreds of private homes, administrative buildings, water pumping stations, and power grids were destroyed due to active hostilities in the Kherson Oblast. Settlements near the front line are suffering, the occupiers are destroying them. Due to the lack of workers, all three branches of the occupying “Promsvyazbank” in the Kherson Oblast did not start working fully. The bank has an economic occupation of the region, because it is through it that the transition to the “ruble zone” takes place.

Ukrainian banks have not resumed their work.

The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” continues to work with the elderly, helping with food and medicine.

Last modified: 29 Липня, 2022