The three hundred and eighth (308) day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the large-scale russian military invasion continues.


Northern Oblasts


Kyiv receives stable amounts of electricity, but with limitations. They manage to be evenly distributed through temporary network reconnection schemes.

French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu arrived in Kyiv. This is his first visit to Ukraine since taking office in May. Lekornu plans to meet with the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov.

Boxes of care from Auchan Ukraine and partners have appeared in Kyiv elevators. Each box includes water, cookies, dry wipes, wet wipes, a garbage bag, a cup, and soothing. First of all, they will be placed in buildings that are most often subjected to stabilization and emergency light emission. Some of the boxes have already been handed over to the city of Kyiv and placed in the capital’s elevators, another 3,000 boxes of Aushan products will appear in the Obolonsky, Solomyansky, Podilsky and Dniprovsky districts this week.


For two days, an authentic caroling group of about 20 people went caroling in Bohuslav and the surrounding villages. The team of the project «Portal Through the Centuries: Bohuslav Kolyada» and the NGO «Navkolo Nas. UA [Around Us. UA]» aimed to recreate the ancient Bohuslav Kolyada in songs and congratulations, outfits and wishes. Carolers visited 26 locations and collected 27,456 hryvnias. All funds were transferred to the Boguslav volunteer headquarters.

The Center for the Revival of Traditions is actively working in Bohuslav. Creative New Year’s activities are held there during the week. Anyone willing will be able to learn the basics of skill to their liking. This week, 3 master classes will be held there: wool felting «New Year’s Felts», Petrykivka painting and a master class on making a gingerbread sweet gift.

The day before, the theater volunteer group, assembled by the «Active Community in Bohuslav» team, played the social, charitable, documentary play «Normalni patsany i tut perekantuyutsia [Normal boys and here they will stay]» for the third time. With the help of the performance, fundraising continues for the 3rd mechanized battalion of the 28th separate mechanized brigade «South», which is currently fighting for our freedom in the Bakhmut direction. Collecting for a car. Currently, negotiations are ongoing about showings in other cities.

Kyiv Oblast

The “Kashtan” kindergarten was restored in Byshev. It was almost completely destroyed by the invaders in March of this year. Here, the blast wave damaged the roof, windows, ceiling and interior walls. During the summer and autumn, the educational institution underwent renovation works. So, the damaged one was restored, as well as the gutter system was installed and a new solid fuel boiler was installed. A comfortable shelter was also arranged nearby.

Zhytomyr Oblast

In Zhytomyr, they said goodbye to rescuers Serhiy Kurinny, Dmytro Krasnoshchokov and Oleksiy Sych. They died on December 24 during demining of the territory of the de-occupied Kherson Oblast.

Today, the people of Zhytomyr carried out the last journey of Andrii Sedaikin, who died on May 1, defending the eastern borders of Kharkiv Oblast. Only now the Hero returned home. Eternal memory.

Passed on the location of a military unit to enemy intelligence – a Korosten citizen will be tried for treason. Thus, after receiving instructions from the russian curator, he informed about the location of checkpoints and the military unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of the raion, as well as the location of the strategic object of the defense industry. He marked the obtained information about the objects on the map with his own hand. The person accused of treason is in custody.

Volunteers of the Gennady Butkevich BGV Charitable Foundation and «Chysti sertsem [Pure in heart]» plan to distribute 20,000 food kits for people over 70 before the New Year. The first batch has already gone to six communities of Zhytomyr Oblast.

Chernihiv Oblast

On December 27, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky awarded border guards from Chernihiv Oblast Oleksandr Tarnavskyi and posthumously Oleksandr Vyazovyk with the Order «For Courage» III degree.

Today, December 28, the mayor of Nizhyn, Oleksandr Kodola, and the mayor of the Finnish city of Imatra, Matias Hilden, signed a cooperation agreement online, with the participation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Finland, Olga Dibrova. The twin cities agreed on cooperation in the following areas: economic development; agriculture; regional development; science and technology; preventive healthcare; education; culture and art; tourism; youth and sport; social sphere; ecology and rational use of natural resources.

On December 27, three soldiers who died in December near Bakhmut were buried in Chernihiv Oblast.

Sumy Oblast

On December 27, the russians shelled three border communities of Sumy Oblast: Seredyna-Buda, Shalygyne, and Esman. In the Esman community, a shell hit the homes of local residents. The house was destroyed, people managed to hide in the shelter.

The night of December 28 in Sumy Oblast passed without shelling from the russian side.

As Oleg Yevlash, head of the explosives department of the National Security Service of Ukraine in the Sumy Oblast, reported, the police received a report from citizens that a part of a rocket was found near one of the settlements in the Sumy Oblast. Police explosives experts classified it as the main (combat) part of an air-to-ground missile, or an anti-tank guided missile. The projectile was dangerous, so it was destroyed at the place of discovery by detonation.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Today, the occupiers hit the Slobidskyi district of Kharkiv with rockets. A 48-year-old man received a shrapnel wound. He is in the hospital in a moderate condition.

Yesterday, the enemy fired artillery, tanks, mortars and other weapons at the border areas of Kharkiv region and settlements located near the contact line. The Kupyansk direction suffers the most.

In Kupyansk and the village of Kupyansk-Vuzlovy, private houses were damaged by enemy shelling.

Today at approximately 11:30 an enemy shell hit a residential apartment building in the village of Kivsharivka. The apartments were heavily damaged. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.

Settlements of the Kharkiv and Chuguyiv raion were also under enemy fire.

According to the Regional Center for Emergency Medical Assistance, a 57-year-old woman suffered a blast injury in Kupyansk as a result of shelling. Hospitalized in serious condition.

A 47-year-old man and a 7-year-old boy were detonated in the forest by an explosive device in the village of Bugaivka, Chuguyiv raion. Both received blast injuries and were hospitalized. Doctors are now providing them with all the necessary help.

 In addition, in the Izyum raion, a 23-year-old man blew himself up with an explosive device. He was taken to the hospital in a moderate condition.

The pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service continue demining. Over the past day, another 103 explosive objects were neutralized.

Donetsk Oblast

The shelling damaged the gas pipeline supplying gas to northern Donetsk Oblast. Repair crews are on site. With the help of the equipment, they determined the likely accident area and continued to search for the place where the gas pipeline was directly damaged. In addition, special heavy-duty equipment is involved in the work, as the terrain and weather conditions are extremely difficult. At present, gas consumption in the territory of Donetsk Oblast occurs only by private consumers. The operation of gas boilers has been stopped. The population is recommended to reduce gas consumption.

On the 27th of December, the russians wounded 3 civilians in Donetsk Oblast — in Bakhmut.

In total, since the 24th of February russian weapons have killed 1,281 civilians of Donetsk Oblast and wounded another 2,799. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsky raion

Maryinka came under fire in the Donetsk direction.

The previous evening, Avdiivka was subjected to massive artillery shelling of the old part, and at night and in the morning there were isolated airstrikes throughout the city – without casualties.

On the eve of the New Year, children with disabilities, large families and families who found themselves in difficult life circumstances received greetings and sweet gifts from the leaders of the Pokrovsk Military Administration.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion

In the Horlivka direction, 3 people were injured in Bakhmut. As a result of shelling, a high-rise building caught fire in the city.

The head of Ukrainian intelligence, Budanov, visited the positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, where, in particular, special intelligence officers work. He awarded the military and listened to the reports.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion

A house in Siversk was damaged in the Lysychansk direction, and shelling also took place in the Toretsk Lyman community — there were no casualties.

Luhansk Oblast

In Luhansk Oblast, the occupiers forcefully issue russian citizenship to children. Thus, in Luhansk Oblast, a procedure was introduced for submitting an application for recognition of a child living in the occupied territory and under the age of 14 as a russian citizen. For this, parents need to have a russian passport.

Southern Oblasts

Mykolayiv Oblast

Yesterday, the enemy carried out artillery strikes on the water area of ​​Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.

Explosive objects were destroyed in the Snigurivka community today. The works were carried out near the UkrAgro enterprise on the outskirts of Snigurivka.

On the 28th of December, a 52-year-old woman was injured by the detonation of a cluster projectile in the Ingul district of Mykolaiv. The ammunition was in a private yard.

Odesa Oblast

In compliance with the decision of the Odesa City Council session, the process of dismantling and moving the monument to the “Founders of Odesa” has begun. Its elements will be installed in the Odesa Art Museum.

On Deribasivska, work began on the installation of the main Christmas tree of Odesa. The Christmas tree of the unconquered will be in Ukrainian colors. Its height is 20 meters, width – 9.

Kherson Oblast

The russian army shelled the Kherson Oblast 50 times with artillery, anti-aircraft guns, mortars and tanks the previous day, wounding three people.

The russian military attacked Kherson 23 times. Shells hit a medical facility, a kindergarten, a bakery, warehouses, private and apartment buildings.

On the 27th of December, the russian military shelled two settlements in the Berislav raion: Tyaginka and Berislav. Damaged civil infrastructure, houses and farm buildings. There are no casualties or injuries.

As a result of shelling by russian troops in the village of Kizomys in the Kherson Oblast, three people were injured. Among them is a 14-year-old child. All are currently in hospital.

Activists of the “Yellow Ribbon” Civil Resistance Movement remind that “Genichesk is a Ukrainian city!” Flyers and ribbons are posted in the city every day.  

Central Oblasts

Kirovohrad Oblast

Three more “Points of Invincibility” were opened in Kropyvnytskyi. If necessary, they will be ready to provide accommodation to the citizens on New Year’s Eve and during the winter holidays.

In Dolynska in Kirovohrad oblast, the military received 20 orders for housing.

Vinnytsia Oblast

The Kalynivska community of Khmilnyk raion is in grief again – defender Viktor Horetskyi was killed in the battles for his native Ukraine on the night of December 25. The Hero was born on 1 st September in1988 in Zalyvanshchyna.

Viktor Horetskyi defended Ukraine in 2014, he was a participant in the Anti-Terrorist Operation. And from the first days of the full-scale war, he took up arms again.

Mykola Konovalchuk was buried in the Samhorodok community of Khmilnyk raion. He died on Christmas, on December 25.

Kalynivka Mayor Vasyl Polishchuk handed over a fast-charging unit with the patriotic name “Bandera Power” to the commander of one of the military units stationed on the territory of the Kalynivka community. This is a product of the Vinnytsia enterprise “Promavtomatyka”. The unit can be used to recharge smartphones, tablets, etc. The battery capacity of “Bandera Power” is enough to recharge more than 30 phones. This unit weighs only 6-8 kilograms.

Poltava Oblast

Ukraine has returned the body of a fallen 20-year-old defender of Mariupol from Poltava oblast.

Vadym Motiienko was killed in March, defending the hero city of Mariupol while working at Azovstal. In April, the warrior was posthumously awarded the Order “For Courage” of the III degree by the decree of the President of Ukraine.

Anatoliy Kirian, a sergeant was killed in the war. The village of Velyka Bahachka – Kriukove. The man was born in 1978. Before the war, he worked as a security guard at an enterprise. On July 13, a soldier was killed near Maryinka (Donetsk oblast) as a result of artillery shelling.

Under the defense program, Poltava covers the economic needs of the military but does not buy military goods such as drones or thermal imagers. Detailed information about the goods purchased for the defenders remains classified, but the list of goods mostly includes household items, tactical footwear, beds, hygiene products, etc. In total, 150 million hryvnias were spent under the Poltava Resistance program.

20 housing modules were handed over jointly with the regional council to the defenders of the 116th Brigade of the Territorial Defense Forces. Each module contains four sets of bunk beds, a metal wardrobe, and a stove with a shoe dryer. These modules, both above and below ground, can be connected to electricity or a generator. They are improved in accordance with the wishes of the military. 

Two oligarchs from Poltava oblast entered the rating of the richest people in Ukraine. Because of the war, their wealth has decreased, but not enough to lose their positions among the wealthy part of society. Kostyantyn Zhevago with a fortune of 1.4 billion dollars took 5th place in the ranking. Andriy Verevskyi with 400 million dollars is in the 16th position. On December 27, Konstantin Zhevago was detained at the request of the State Bureau of Investigation in one of the hotels in Courchevel by representatives of the police of the French Republic. On December 28, it is planned to elect the extradition arrest of Zhevago in the court of Chambéry.

Almost 3 thousand people, who moved as a result of the full-scale war, live in the educational institutions of the community. Most of them are large families, families with small children, and people over 60 years old. The IDPs who live in educational institutions receive food and consumables at the expense of the community budget. As a rule, IDPs master working professions. Instead, IDPs who rent housing in Poltava or live with relatives on the private territory are more likely to work in a sphere in which they gained education.

Western Oblasts

Rivne Oblast

UNHCR handed over two 165 kW generators and one 300 kW device to municipal institutions of Rivne Oblast. They were received by the Rivne Regional Clinical Hospital named after Yurii Semeniuk; Rivne Regional Specialized Dispensary of Radiation Protection of the Population; Rivneoblvodokanal. 

Chernivtsi Oblast

Bukovyna has seen off the soldiers who defended the freedom and independence of Ukraine. Lieutenant Myroslav Fakas said goodbye in the village of Molodiia, Sergeant Vitaliy Solovii- in the village of Horoshivtsi, and soldier Andriy Burchak – on the Alley of Glory of the Central Cemetery of Chernivtsi.

Bukovinian Leonid Krents was posthumously awarded the Order “For Courage” of the III degree.

Deputies of the Chernivtsi Regional Council supported the appeal to the Verkhovna Rada, the President of Ukraine, and the Cabinet of Ministers to ban the activities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in unity with the Moscow Patriarchate, religious organizations with the center in the aggressor country on the territory of Ukraine.

In Chernivtsi oblast, 132 positive decisions were made within the framework of the government program “eRobota”. The amount of grant funds is UAH 31 million, and the average grant amount is UAH 235462.

Students of the Chernivtsi National University caroled in the educational buildings of their alma mater and showed theatrical sketches on the theme of war and Christmas. Students will hand over all the funds raised during the event for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Zakarpattia Oblast

202 employers in Zakarpattia will receive compensation for the employment of IDPs

Zakarpattia Regional Employment Center continues to consider applications from employers for compensation of labor costs for the employment of internally displaced persons as a result of hostilities during martial law in Ukraine.

In Zakarpattia, a photographer from Lviv Daria Bedernichek photographed internally displaced women in the images of Renaissance women. In this way, the artist implemented a project with the NGO “Effective Community”. 

A basketball tournament was organized in Uzhhorod for children from Kharkiv. 

Last modified: 29 Грудня, 2022