The two-hundred-third (253) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.


The two-hundred-third (253) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale 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.

Northern Oblasts


The Mayor of Kyiv, Vitalii Klitschko, estimated the damage to Kyiv’s energy network from russian shelling. He noted that as a result of russian shelling, Kyiv’s energy network and water supply suffered losses in the amount of hundreds of billions to trillions of dollars.

Kyiv Oblast 

Currently, the consumption of electricity in the Kyiv Oblast has increased significantly, which is why NEC Ukrenergo issued an order to carry out emergency shutdowns.

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Jose Manuel Albarez, visited Makariv. Mr. Albares personally saw the devastation caused by the russian army to Kyiv Oblast. He also inspected the “Teremok” kindergarten, which the occupiers shot and completely destroyed. It was the only inclusive kindergarten in the community. Today, this institution needs capital construction.  

Specialists will conduct an additional instrumental study of the damaged townhouse on Vyshneva Street in the Stoyanka microdistrict of Irpin to make a final decision on the possibility of its reconstruction or the need for dismantling.

The President of Greece, Kateryna Sakellaropoulou, visited Bucha as part of her visit to Ukraine. She visited the Church of Andrew the First-Called, where she viewed the photo exhibition “Odna viyna – rizni istoriyi [One War – Different Stories]” and the place of mass burial of innocently killed Buchanans.

Bucha community received a 650 kW generator from Macedonian partners. This capacity will be enough to provide electricity to critical infrastructure facilities in the city center, namely clean water tanks, a fire depot, a boiler room and other social facilities.

In the Bucha community, houses damaged by russians are being repaired. The first priority is to restore the roof. Works are carried out at the expense of the local budget. 


The Hungarian Ecumenical Service will provide financial assistance for migrants in Bohuslav raion. This was announced on the official pages of the Boguslav community. Therefore, resettled people can receive a one-time payment in the amount of more than 6,600 hryvnias.  

The start of cooperation with student youth in Bohuslav is set. The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” in Bohuslav, Anastasia Rashchenko, met with the deputy director of the Boguslav Humanitarian College Larisa Smakota, representatives of the student council and active student youth. She presented them with the activities of “Active Community” and invited them to cooperate. In particular, in such events as documentary theater, art therapy, trainings in psychology, etc. The plans include a meeting with the student council to implement joint projects.  

Zhytomyr Oblast

Today in the St. Michael’s Cathedral of Zhytomyr, they said goodbye to the fallen servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Oleksiy Babich and Serhiy Gerasimenko died fighting for Ukraine, defending its eastern borders.

In the Malyn raion, the restoration of the “Forest Technology” enterprise, which was destroyed by enemy shelling six months ago, is being completed.

Four metal detectors were handed over in Zhytomyr to the sapper division of one of the military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by the organizers of the project “I postrilom, I farboyu [With a shot and with paint]”. The money was collected during the sale of postcards with the image of Patron the dog, which was drawn by the Zhytomyr artist Yury Kamyshny. The fundraising campaign continues.

Classics of Ukrainian literature, old friends, and now volunteers Serhiy Zhadan and Maryana Savka will perform in Zhytomyr with the poetry project “ Chervone I chorne [Red and Black]”. Ukrainian poets plan to raise funds for an evacuation vehicle for infantrymen at frontline. The event will take place on November 10.

Chernihiv Oblast 

During November 2, the russians shelled the border areas of Chernihiv Oblast, namely: Novgorod-Siversky, Semenivka, and Snovsk communities. In the morning on the territory of the Novgorod-Siversky community, the enemy inflicted fire damage with mortars of 120 mm caliber. Border guards recorded 10 explosions. At noon, the russians fired mortars along the border of the Semenivka community. Eight explosions were recorded.

On November 2, Chernihiv Oblast said goodbye to two military men — Taras Lyzogub from Chernihiv and Yaroslav Smetskyi, a native of Mena. Both died in Eastern Ukraine.

In Chernihiv, thanks to the “Patients of Ukraine” charity fund and the international organization Crown Agents, new windows were installed in the dormitory for doctors of the children’s Oblast hospital. In total, 161 windows were damaged in the dormitory as a result of russian shelling. 

Sumy Oblast 

Yesterday, the russian military shelled the border of Sumy Oblast 7 times. They released more than 140 different shells and mines in the communities of the Oblast.

Around 8 a.m., the russian military began shelling with machine guns on the outskirts of one of the border villages of the Shalygyne community. During the day, the same territory was hit by mortars, 10 hits are counted there. There is no destruction.

Esman community was shelled 4 times during the day. The russian army twice fired mortars along the border. There are 28 hits in total. Subsequently, there were 4 machine gun rounds. And after 16:00, the russian military struck from a rocket launcher. As a result, power lines were damaged in the community. A private house, a shop and a water pipe were also destroyed. 

The russian military opened fire three times in the Myropillya community. During the day, mortars were fired at border villages from russian territory. There are 28 hits in total. Subsequently, the same territories were fired from self-propelled guns, 34 hits. The explosions caused a fire. Damaged residential building, summer kitchen, basement and garage.

Also, from the russian side, there was a mortar attack on one of the villages of the Velyka Pysarivka community. There is no destruction in the community.

The russian military fired self-propelled guns at the Yunakivka community, but there was no damage.

In the Seredyna-Buda community there was also shelling from self-propelled guns, 7 hits there. Without destruction.

In the morning, the russian military fired mortars at the territory of the Krasnopillya community in the Sumy Oblast.

Hourly shutdown schedules continue to operate in Sumy Oblast today.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Yesterday, around 11:00 p.m., the enemy attacked the city of Kharkiv with 3 missiles, previously the S-300 air defense system. In the Kyiv district, 1 rocket damaged an economic building and a trolleybus, the rest of the rockets hit the ground. Previously, there were no casualties.

During the past day, the russian occupiers shelled the civilian population of the territories adjacent to the contact line and the border with the russia. The cities of Kupyansk, Vovchansk, the village of Dvorichna and other settlements of the Kupyansk, Kharkiv and Chuguyiv Raion were shelled. Residential buildings, public buildings were damaged, fires broke out.

Yesterday, an 82-year-old woman died under fire in the city of Kupyansk. One person was hospitalized with injuries in the Kupyan district. Five civilians were injured in the Chuguyiv Raion.

Demining continues in the de-occupied territories of the region. During the day, specialists of the State Emergency Service defused 754 explosive objects.

Yesterday, near the village of Oleksandrivka, Bogoduhiv Raion, a combine hit a mine in a field. A 37-year-old combine harvester was hospitalized with injuries. Near the village of Grakove, Chuguyiv Raion, a tractor was blown up by a mine. Unfortunately, the 45-year-old tractor driver died. Once again, everyone is urged to be as attentive and careful as possible.

Donetsk Oblast 

Over 5.5 million hryvnias were paid to residents who decided to evacuate from Donetsk and other Oblasts. Such payments are made in the mobile branches of “Ukrposhta” at the stations of arrival of evacuation trains in Khmelnytskyi, Lviv, Ternopil and Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts.

On the 2nd of November, the russians killed 4 civilians in Donetsk Oblast: three in Bakhmut and one person in Avdiivka. In addition, law enforcement officers discovered the bodies of four civilians who died during the occupation: three in Rubtsy and one in Lozova.

Another 5 people in the region were injured.

 During the eight months of the full-scale war, 1,151 civilians in the Donetsk Oblast were killed by russian missiles, and another 2,518 were injured.The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovas remains unknown.

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk Raion

During the last day, the Zarichne and Toretsk Lyman communities were again shelled in the Lysychansk direction. Information on the victims and extent of destruction is being clarified.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

In the Avdiivka direction, the russian aggressor fired tanks and the entire range of artillery weapons in the areas of Kamianka, Maryinka, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka and Pervomaiske settlements of the Donetsk Oblast.

At night and in the morning, the russians shelled the front line from Kurakhovo to Lyman. In the Donetsk direction, there are no victims, but there is destruction. Electricity grids were damaged in Kurakhovo, and 2 private houses in Zoryanye were damaged in the Marinsk community.

There were civilian casualties in Avdiivka, 5 private houses and an infrastructure object were damaged.

Municipal Enterprise “Pokrovskvodokanal” received a water truck for transporting drinking water with a capacity of 16 cubic meters. The humanitarian cargo arrived from the Mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine. Another 9-cubic-meter water carrier for technical fluid was also purchased with the funds of the local budget.

Today, 1,000 loaves of social bread were delivered to the Myrnograd community of Pokrovsk Raion from the volunteers of the “ADRA Ukraine” charitable foundation.The Pokrovsk community received 4,000 loaves of bread for the residents of the Starostyne Raion.

Residents of Avdiyivka, who temporarily moved to neighboring communities, received help in Pokrovsk for the first time, organized by the Avdiyivka City Military Administration. Previously, such support was provided to the residents of Avdiivka in other settlements of Donetsk Oblast. They were provided with food kits from the World Food Program.



In the direction of Bakhmut, the occupier fired at such settlements as Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Belogorivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Zelenopilya, Mayorsk, New York, Opytne, Rozdolivka, Siversk, Soledar and Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast.

Intense shelling took place at night in the Horlivka direction: 6 private houses were damaged in Rozdolivka of the Soledar community, and the outskirts of the Toretsk and Svitlodar communities also came under fire. There were no casualties.


Representatives of the occupiers call on local residents to conclude a gas supply contract, promising to supply gas to homes. Electricity and water are currently available.

The coordinator of “Active Community” held a meeting with the head of the Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, and agreed on the following measures in the Hub of Internally Displaced Persons of the Donetsk Oblast. Free courses for florists, shoemakers, and secretaries have been created for immigrants there. The algorithm of further cooperation was discussed.


In occupied Mariupol, preparations for the heating season failed. In order to somehow escape, the occupiers distributed electric heaters to residents. But people still do not have electricity, and where there is, fires start due to heavy load.

Southern Oblasts 

Odesa Oblast

After the restoration of the “grain agreement”, seven ships with 290,000 tons of agricultural products left the ports of Odesa Oblast on the 3rd of November. They went to the countries of Asia and Europe. Video – 

Winter crops that were planned to be harvested in 2023 are dying due to a lack of moisture in the south of the Odesa Oblast. According to the Odesa Oblast Military Administration, 6,000 hectares of winter rapeseed and 2,000 hectares of winter wheat have already been destroyed.

In Odesa, the creation of the Memorial to the Fallen Defenders of Ukraine in the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred Square is underway. To date, about 75% of all planned works have been completed. The old pavement was dismantled, the foundations of the flower beds and the Memorial to the soldiers of Odesa and the region who died for the independence and integrity of Ukraine were laid (in the form of a granite stylobate with trees planted in it), the necessary engineering communications were laid, lighting poles with lanterns were installed, video surveillance and Wi-Fi systems were installed. The work is planned to be completed in full in 2023.

Kherson Oblast

Russian army shelled more than 35 inhabited localities along the contact line in the South Bug direction. Russians continue to conduct aerial surveillance using UAVs. They made more than 30 sorties.

Russian army shelled the recently liberated Khreshchenivka and Biliaivka in Kherson oblast with S-300 and Uragan anti-aircraft missile systems. Civilians were not injured.

The russian flag disappeared from the building of the Kherson regional state administration. The informational hype of russian propaganda around the removal of the russian flag from the construction of the Kherson regional state administration should create the illusion of withdrawing russian troops to the left bank. “Surrender of Kherson” is an informational diversion and an attempt to mislead the military leadership of Ukraine, according to the Center for Countering Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council. 

The occupants kidnapped the head of one of the villages of Kakhovka raion in Kherson oblast, took her to the center of the inhabited locality, and, threatening her with weapons, shot a propaganda video with her.

The russian military forbade the residents of the occupied Kherson oblast to use boats. In addition, russian troops warned residents that all piers, even small rural ones, must be empty. If the russian military finds any boats, they will be destroyed or confiscated.

At night, rocket launchers and artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed an alternative crossing of the russian troops on the Antonivskiy road bridge. And hit the concentration of russian equipment in the area of Chornobaivka.

The prosecutor’s office announced the suspicion of collaboration with a former official of the Novokakhovka city council. The so-called deputy head of the occupation administration of the Kakhovka raion ” runs” the humanitarian sector, issues paid passes for crossing the Dnipro, and in an interview with the russian media, announced the creation of a center for integration processes with russia. 

Mykolaiv Oblast

Yesterday, as a result of enemy artillery shelling of the Shevchenkove community, the building of an agricultural enterprise, a transformer substation, a water tower, and power poles were damaged. Emergency repair works to restore the power supply were promptly carried out. There were no casualties.

Yesterday shelling of the Shyroke community was recorded. As a result, one residential building was destroyed. There were no casualties.

Today the outskirts of the Ingul community were shelled by Russians. There were no casualties or destructions.

Hostile shelling of the territory and nearby inhabited localities of the Berezneguvate community continues. 

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

At night, the Russian occupation army launched a massive attack on Dnipropetrovsk oblast.

In Kryvyi Rih, the enemy struck at energy and water infrastructure facilities. There are severe destructions at the site of the hits. The Russian troops almost destroyed the power substation. As a result, several city districts were left without electricity and water supply.

An industrial enterprise was hit in Pavlohrad, and restoration works are ongoing. Nearby country houses were also damaged.

Nikopol raion again came under the attack of Grad MLRS and cannon artillery. A gas station burned down in Nikopol. Also, russian troops damaged several detached houses and a high-rise building, a college, a furniture factory, and an industrial enterprise. Power lines were broken in the Marhanets community. More than 1 thousand families were left without electricity supply.

4 kamikaze drones “Shahed-136” were shot down over Nikopol raion.

Kirovohrad Oblast 

In Kropyvnytskyi, it was said goodbye to machine gunner Serhii Kapinus and senior rifleman Oleksandr Tsapryka, who perished in the war with Russia. Relatives, friends, brothers-in-arms, sisters-in-arms, and other residents of Kropyvnytskyi came to honor the memory of the Heroes.

In the village of Pobuzke of Golovanivsky raion in Kirovograd oblast, the ferronickel plant was forced to suspend its work. As a result of the missile attack and damage to the power grid, the enterprise cannot resume the furnaces operation.   

Volunteers make stoves for defenders in Novomyrhorod of Kirovohrad oblast. Volunteers make heaters from used gas cans. Steel reinforcement is used to make construction ‘brackets’ for dugouts. The stoves themselves are decorated to look more aesthetically pleasing in the shelters. On such stoves, you can cook food and dry clothes. Volunteer artisans usually work on weekends. They plan to manufacture appliances that can work on liquid fuel.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast 


Another car from the Kamyanets-Podilskyi community is going on a combat mission to the Ukrainian defenders. The car purchase became possible thanks to the cooperation of the local authorities and volunteers. The car will make the soldiers mobile and efficient.   

A new tourist route was opened in Kamianets-Podilskyi. The “Society of Podillia Naturalists and Nature Lovers,” students and teachers of the Kamianets-Podilsky I.Ogienko National University developed the paleo tour “History of Kamianets Rocks.” The paleontological expedition is interactive and informative because participants can work independently with search equipment to find fossils in different rocks.

Western Oblasts

Lviv Oblast

Two evacuation trains brought 125 more IDPs to Lviv oblast, and three buses – 80 IDPs. Four trains from Lviv oblast took 539 people to Peremyshl. At all crossing points in Lviv oblast, 19 thousand 641 people were registered for departure per day. For entry – 14 thousand 768 Ukrainians.

Half a thousand IDPs took part in the project “Travel Lviv oblast. The story of the second home”. They visited Lviv, Tustan, Krekhiv, and Zvenyhorod. The Ministry of Tourism and Resorts of Lviv Regional State Administration and the Maltese Aid Service launched the project. The goal is not only to organize leisure time for internally displaced persons but also to support the tourism industry of Lviv oblast.

A creative space for children who were forced to leave their homes due to the war will be opened in Drohobych. In the Center, displaced children will attend creative workshops, play games, and watch cartoons. All this will help improve the emotional and psychological state of children who have experienced complex psychological shocks due to russian aggression. The Czech humanitarian organization “People in Need,” implements the project. Today, more than 11 thousand young IDPs live in Drohobych raion.

Zakarpattia Oblast

The Regional Clinical Center of Neurosurgery and Neurology in Uzhhorod is rehabilitating soldiers. The medical institution began to treat soldiers who were seriously wounded defending Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of russia. Such patients need rehabilitation every day. A team of professional specialists works with them.  

In late October, at the charity fair, students of Mukachevo Lyceum №11 raised more than 90 thousand hryvnias for the 128th separate mountain assault brigade.

The NGO “Happy Children” continues implementing the “Happy Childhood” project. Now they decided to draw amulets for defenders with children’s wishes. All drawings will be sent to the Ukrainian military. And young artists received gifts from the NGO “Happy Children” partners for their efforts. 

Last modified: 4 Листопада, 2022