The one hundred fifty-sixth (156) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military 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 one hundred fifty-sixth (156) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

Northern oblasts


The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law on the mandatory arrangement of bomb shelters in new buildings. Link to the document.

Thanks to cooperation with European partners, security measures are being tightened in Kyiv. The city received 12 fire-and-rescue vehicles and 7 ambulances from Germany, Poland and Switzerland.

A city training center for psychosocial support has appeared in the capital of Ukraine. This initiative was implemented with the help of the Israeli Embassy in Ukraine. Specialists from Israel will teach there under the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC) program.

Kyiv Oblast

The Bucha community continues to eliminate the consequences of russian aggression. Thus, 179 private houses of the community were recognized as emergency ones.

In the village of Dymytriv, Brovary Raion, the ruins of the logistics center, which the invaders hit with missiles on February 29, are still being dismantled. As a result of the strike, refrigerated food warehouses were destroyed.

Zhytomyr Oblast

The Zhytomyr Oblast Military Administration discussed the issues of weapons control in volunteer formations and optimization of checkpoints. The head of the Zhytomyr Oblast Military Administration, Vitaliy Bunechko, emphasized that volunteer formations of the territorial communities should defend the country and the oblast exclusively in the legislative and legal field.

In the Semenivka community of the Zhytomyr Oblast, the mothers of soldiers Yevhen Volkov and Maksym Pavlyuk received the Orders of Courage, Class 3, for their sons, who were awarded posthumously. These servicemen were killed in action on March 23, defending the Kyiv Oblast.

A new charity puppet show “Ivasyk-Telesyk” is being shown at the Cherniakhiv House of Culture and funds are being raised for a thermal imager for the military.

In the Zhytomyr Oblast, farmers have started harvesting winter grain crops.

The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” conducted preparations for art therapy, which will take place tomorrow, July 30th.

Chernihiv Oblast

On the air of the national telethon today, the head of the Chernihiv Oblast Military Administration, Vyacheslav Chaus, said that there is currently a threat of a ground offensive by the russian military from the territory of belarus. He assured that the oblast is ready for this.

In the morning, the Semenivka community was under russian mortar fire. The enemy fired from the russian village of Kurkovichi from 05:10 to 06:00. Border guards recorded 20 explosions. As a result of shelling, the administrative building was damaged.

The russians also shelled the Novhorod-Siversk community from the MLRS and self-propelled artillery mounts. The y fired from the village of Sluchovsk. Border guards counted 25 explosions.

Sumy Oblast

Over the past day, russian troops shelled the Sumy Oblast four times. 44 explosions were recorded. The Krasnopillia, Shalyhyne and Buryn communities were hit with mortars, grenade launchers and self-propelled artillery mounts.

In the morning, the russians opened mortar fire on the Khotyn community.

A russian soldier, who killed a civilian in the Sumy Oblast on February 28, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

In the morning, russian troops shelled Kharkiv and Bohodukhiv.

In Kharkiv, at 4 a.m., S-300 missiles damaged one of the buildings of the agricultural university, which is an architectural monument, and also a two-story residential building.

In Bohodukhiv, the invaders hit an enterprise that has nothing to do with defense, but on the contrary – with the production of food products. At present, the work to eliminate the consequences of the strikes is underway. Law enforcement officers document yet another russian war crime against civilians.

Over the past day, the enemy continued shelling the Kharkov, Chuhuiv, and Izium raions. Residential buildings, outbuildings, industrial and infrastructure facilities were damaged, and several fires broke out. The occupiers launched intensive artillery strikes on Tsyrkuny, at least 6 rounds of shelling were recorded. In the Izium Raion, a wheat field was on fire as a result of shelling.

In the Chuhuiv Raion, the enemy fired with MLRS at the building of the co-generation plant and the nearby residential area. There was a massive fire.

During the day, two people were killed in the oblast as a result of the enemy shelling. Eight people were hospitalized.

Intense fighting continues along the line of contact. In the area of Staryi Saltov, the russians attacked using two Mi-8 helicopters.

Donetsk Oblast

The night passed restlessly in Bakhmut, Pokrovsk, Sloviansk, and Krasnohorivka.

During the night, the russians continued intense shelling of Marinka and Krasnohorivka. In Krasnohorivka, 5 residential buildings were damaged to varying degrees. So far, no casualties have been reported.

In the Sloviansk – Izium sector, shelling was recorded in the areas of Kurulka, Dibrivne, Nortsivka, Mazanivka, Lozova, Shnurky, Husarivka, Hrushuvakha, Virnopillia and Mospanove.

No active actions by the enemy were noted in the Kramatorsk sector. The enemy shelled the settlements of Siversk, Ivano-Daryivka, Spirne, Kryva Luka, Serebrianka, Hryhorivka, Zvanivka, and Verkhniokamianske with tube and rocket artillery, as well as tanks. The russians launched airstrikes near Serebrianka and Spirne.

In the Avdiivka sector, with the support of tanks, tube and rocket artillery fire, the russians tried to advance in the direction of Avdiivka and Krasnohorivka. Having suffered losses, the enemy withdrew. Violating the customs of war and with the aim of misleading, during the assault in the area of the settlement of Pisky, the russian invaders wore the field uniform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with white bandages on their arms and legs.

In the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia sectors, in addition to shelling along the line of contact, the enemy launched an airstrike near Novoandriivka.

Enemy reconnaissance in force in the directions of Vodiane and Pisky ended in their losses and retreat. The enemy tried to advance in the directions of Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, and Velyka Novosilka. They suffered losses and withdrew.

One person was wounded as a result of night shelling in Sloviansk. According to preliminary information, the russians fired missiles from the Smerch multiple rocket launcher. 8 high-rise buildings, 13 private houses and 3 entertainment centers were damaged. Sloviansk is one of the main targets of the russians in the Donetsk Oblast. Enemies will shoot at the city as long as they can reach it.

On July 28, a powerful explosion took place in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk Oblast, in the former penal colony No. 120 in the city of Olenivka, which is currently used as a place of detention for Ukrainian prisoners of war taken out of Azovstal. As a result of the explosion, the premises where the captured Ukrainians were kept was destroyed. Many Ukrainians were killed and wounded – the number is being specified. The explosions took place on the territory of the industrial zone, in a newly built building that was supposed to be specially equipped to hold prisoners taken out of Azovstal. The equipment of the building was completed 2 days ago, after which some of the detained Ukrainian Defenders were transferred to it. The General Staff of Ukraine emphasized that the explosions in Olenivka, which led to the death of the Ukrainian Defenders, are a deliberate provocation and an undeniable act of terrorism by the occupying forces. According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, it was carried out by mercenaries from the “Wagner” (League) PMC under the personal command of the nominal owner of the specified private military company, Yevgeny Prigozhin. The organization and execution of the terrorist aсt were not coordinated with the leadership of the ministry of defense of the russian federation. The main purpose of the terrorist act was to conceal the facts of the total embezzlement of funds allocated for the maintenance of Ukrainian prisoners of war. It is known that on August 1, a commission from Moscow was supposed to arrive at the “facility” to verify the expenditure of the allocated funds and the conditions of detention of prisoners.

Since February 24, the russians have killed 656 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast, and wounded another 1,696.

On July 28, the russians killed 8 civilians of Donetsk region: 3 in Bakhmut, 2 in Toretsk, 1 in Orlivka, 1 in Hirnyk, and 1 in Soledar. Another 19 people were wounded.


In the afternoon, an attack was made on the village of Bilenke, which is part of the Kramatorsk hromada. At the moment, 5 wounded and 1 dead are known. Dozens of houses were damaged. Debris dismantling is in progress.

In the city, residents of the affected houses are in search of building materials to quickly eliminate destruction and protect houses from rain.

The situation is anxious. The city authorities are once again urging residents to evacuate. However, due to the shelling, the movement of trains to the Pokrovsk station was stopped. Therefore, evacuation by rail transport is impossible. 

The coordinator of the All-Ukrainian Initiative “Active Community” participated in the organization of assistance to victims of shelling. The transport of drinking water was organized for services working to eliminate the consequences of shelling.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

The military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled the enemy’s attacks and forced them to retreat. Representatives of the local territorial defense conduct patrols in the Pokrovsk hromada.

The past day in the community was uneasy. Around 10 p.m., residents of Pokrovsk heard a powerful explosion. According to the State Emergency Service, the railway station and the surrounding area came under fire. As a result of the shelling, the glazing of a ten-apartment residential building, the glazing of a two-storey residential building, the railway station building, and a non-residential 2-story building were damaged. Also, the power line above the tracks was cut and the railway bed was damaged. 

Destruction at the railway station included damaged windows and doors, 70 meters of high-voltage power line, 1.5 meters of railway track. Five railway workers were injured. Three of them were sent by ambulance to the hospital, two refused hospitalization. Video about another shelling in Pokrovsk 

There are damaged windows in the non-residential two-storey building located near the railway station. No explosive objects were found, pyrotechnicians went to the place with a fire brigade. Fragments of the rocket were found. As a result of the shelling, windows were damaged in residential buildings. No casualties have been reported.

Employees of the Voda Donbasu municipally owned corporation were unable to fully inspect the damage to the Karlivka filter station due to shelling. Inspection and further repair work will continue only after the end of the shelling. As a reminder, on July 27, as a result of hostilities, power was cut off at the Karlivka filter station and the transformer was damaged. 

Due to shelling by the russians, the evacuation train from Pokrovsk was cancelled. As a result of the hostilities, the tracks were damaged, so the train will not run for the time being. This was reported by the mayor of Pokrovsk, Ruslan Trebushkin. Video about liquidation of the consequences of shelling on July 28


In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy is firing near Shumy, Bakhmutske, Berestove, Pokrovske, Soledar, Yakovlivka, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Travneve, Zaitseve and Vershyna. The invaders carried out airstrikes near Soledar and Vesela Dolyna. The russians are trying to conduct offensive actions in the areas of Novoluhanske and Soledar, the fighting continues.

Bakhmut, after yesterday’s shelling by the Uragan MLRS, was also subjected to an air strike this night. In just 24 hours, 4 people died in the city, 5 were injured. A kindergarten, 7 multi-storey buildings and 27 private houses were damaged.

Ukrainian soldiers successfully repelled enemy assault and offensive actions in the direction of Vershyna and Semihirya. 

 Luhansk Oblast

The Armed Forces of Ukraine repulse all attempts by the russians to break through the defenses of two settlements in the Luhansk Oblast. The russians continue to shell the cities. On July 28, the russians fired four missiles. Barrel, rocket artillery and mortars were used 13 times.

In the temporarily occupied cities there is a humanitarian catastrophe. The bodies of civilians lie in the streets and under the rubble of buildings. ATMs are not working. The occupation “authority” demonstratively issues a pension in cash at the post office.

The occupiers are stealing the property of local hospitals and taking it towards Luhansk.

Natalya Bilan, a graduate of Kreminna, received the maximum 200 points in the Ukrainian language during the national multi-subject test.

Southern Oblasts

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Yesterday, July 28, russian troops shelled the cities of Orihiv and Huliaipole and the village of Kamianske. As a result of the shelling, 23 reports about the destruction of civil infrastructure objects were received.

The russian occupiers continue to abduct people with a pro-Ukrainian position. It became known about another abduction in the village of Borysivka (Prymorsk community), which happened a week ago.

The 19-year-old private of the National Guard of Ukraine, who shot down six russian planes with the portable anti-aircraft missile system “Igla” in the Zaporizhzhia direction, received the Hero of Ukraine star today.

Kherson Oblast

In Kherson, the russian occupiers stole a passenger steamship in order to cross the river in the areas of the Antonovsky Bridge damaged by the strikes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In the Kherson Oblast, a temporary administration of the ministry of internal affairs of the russian federation was established.

In Kherson, as a result of sabotage by partisans, two policemen who joined the service of the russian invaders were injured with combat devices.


The delivery of a large amount of military equipment and vehicles to Skadovsk continues.

The occupiers seized the newspaper “Chornomorets” in Skadovsk and began printing russian news. They began to massively issue financial aid to the residents of Skadovsk, invite those willing to “dirty money”, created social packages for pensioners.

There are posters hanging all over the city that “Skadovsk is russia”

People are exhausted, some agree to any conditions, taking financial aid from the enemy, because there is no way out. And others are trying to hold on, help each other and believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The situation is consistently critical. Prices in stores are set both in hryvnias and in rubles. Banks are not working, neither are ATMs. There is a drug exchange and one russian pharmacy. The city is becoming increasingly dangerous, fewer and fewer people remain. The occupiers are insolent, go from house to house and threaten people.

The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” joined volunteering. She talked to people in the city and found out that most of all locals feel the need for medicine.

Mykolaiv Oblast

The russian military continues to shell the territory of the Mykolayiv Oblast. During the night of July 28 and the morning of July 29, in addition to Mykolaiv, the Pervomaysk, Kutsurubsk and Ochakiv communities (Mykolaiv and Bashtanka Raions) came under fire from russian troops.

This morning, the russian armed forces struck one of Mykolaiv districts with cluster bombs. According to preliminary information, there are dead and injured. As of 1:00 p.m., seven out of thirteen injured people are in intensive care in critical condition. Viktor Fayuk, deputy head of the city health department, told correspondents of “Suspilne” media about this.

Last modified: 31 Липня, 2022