The two-hundred-fiftieth (250) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.


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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 two-hundred-fiftieth (250) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.

Northern Oblasts


A delegation of the Czech government led by Prime Minister Petr Fiala arrived in Kyiv. A joint session of the Ukrainian and Czech governments was held today — it is the first such session of two governments in history.


Kyiv Oblast 

Today, the russians fired rockets over the Kyiv Oblast. As a result of strikes on critical infrastructure facilities, part of the capital was cut off. Energy facilities supplying the Boryspil, Brovary, Pereyaslav, Vyshhorod and Irpin raionss of Kyiv Oblast were damaged. Because of this, emergency power cuts were introduced. There is no water supply in some areas. Private houses and one administrative building were damaged in the Kyiv Oblast. There are two victims so far.

Air defense forces shot down at least 10 enemy missiles in one of the raions of Kyiv Oblast.

Chernihiv Oblast

In one of the villages of the Semenivka community in the Novgorod-Siversk raion, 62 cows died as a result of russian shelling at noon on October 30.

Sumy Oblast

Yesterday, the russians shelled the territory in the Rozhkovychy area (Seredyna-Buda community) with a mortar. A house and a car were damaged by shelling.

Also yesterday, the russians shelled the Krasnopillia community. As a result of the shelling, the woman received a mine-explosive injury, doctors removed a fragment from her head.

In Sumy, there are forced outages of electricity and water supply. Emergency crews will start working as soon as possible, the mayor of the city, Oleksandr Lysenko, said.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast 

Today, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the enemy launched rocket attacks on Kharkiv and Chuguyiv raions. Previously, with missiles of the S-300 complex, which were launched from belgorod. Critical infrastructure facilities were damaged. Therefore, light interruptions are possible.

During the past day, the enemy continued to terrorize the civilian population of the Kharkiv, Kupyansk, Chuguyiv and Izyum raions of the Oblast. In particular, the city of Kupyansk, the village of Dvorichna, and the Vovchansk community were shelled. Private houses and commercial buildings were damaged, fires broke out.

Yesterday, a 16-year-old boy was hospitalized with an injury in the Izyum raion. Doctors assess his condition as average.

Demining continues in the liberated territories of the Oblast. During the day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service defused 658 explosive objects.

Donetsk Oblast

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion

The consequences of shelling are being eliminated in the Pokrovsk community.

In the east of the Pokrovsk raion, one person died in Kurakhove community, two houses were damaged in Pervomaiske of Ocheretyne community. At night, there were isolated shellings of the outskirts of Mariinka community and Avdiivka, in the morning Avdiivka was hit by 2 powerful artillery shells.

Bakhmut and Avdiivka remain the hottest spots in the Oblast.

Tonight, the enemy shelled Novotroitske – starosta district of the Pokrovsk community. About 10 residential buildings and several social facilities were damaged. Since the very morning, utility workers brought building materials to eliminate the consequences of shelling: 100 sheets of OSB, 107 sheets of slate, 30 boards (4 meters), 20 beams (4 meters) and one roll of polyethylene. More than 20 employees of Pokrovsk housing and communal infrastructure are working on replacing roofs and broken windows.

The Armed Forces successfully repulse all enemy attacks in these directions. This was announced by the head of the Donetsk Oblast military administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko.

On October 31, during an online seminar, the Swedish-Ukrainian PROSTO project “Pidtrymka dostupnosti poslug v Ukraini [Supporting the availability of services in Ukraine]” presented the results of the study “Praktyky funktsionuvannia starostynskyh okrugiv [Practices of the functioning of starosta districts]”. The event was attended by the Deputy Minister of Community Development, representatives of the Ministry of Statistics, the VRU, the PROSTO project, and territorial communities of Ukraine, including the Pokrovsk community. During the event, the participants discussed ways of communication with the residents of the created starosta districrs and exchanged positive experience of their work. 

Bottled water was delivered to Novoelizavetivka and Sribne starosta districts of the Pokrovsk community.

Pokrovsk boxers successfully performed at an open tournament in Khmelnytskyi.


In Mariupol, the occupiers distributed several hundred electric heaters in the Shidnyi district. Because of the long queue, people received equipment that is of no use to most, because there is simply no electricity.

In the center of the city, the remnants of mines still lie underfoot.

Today, the Mariupol Resistance decorated the city with blue and yellow ribbons, reminding the occupiers whose Mariupol really is. 

Director Svitlana Lishchynska shot a farewell documentary about her hometown Mariupol. Being originally from Mariupol, she shared her memories and talked with those who were forced to leave the city due to the russian occupation. These are the residents who developed the city, but now they are left without their native home. They share their stories and hopes.


Luhansk Oblast

Defense forces of Ukraine continue to move forward in Luhansk Oblast, “slowly but surely”. As the head of the Luhansk OVA, Serhii Haydai, said, the Ukrainian defenders did not make major breakthroughs, but at the same time, they successfully repelled all attempts to break through our defenses by the enemy. According to him, the weather conditions hinder the Ukrainian army from speeding up counter offensive actions, as well as the fact that the russian army had managed to prepare well during the occupation of the Oblast.

Southern Oblasts

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Today at about 8:00 am the enemy launched missile attacks on Zaporizhzhia. The first strikes were carried out by missiles with the use of aircraft. During the second strike, the enemy used S-300 air defense systems. Due to the shelling, critical infrastructure sites were damaged. As a result, almost the entire city of Zaporizhzhia – more than 200 thousand subscribers – remained without an electricity supply. Due to the lack of electricity supply, water supply was also absent in some areas. In one of the villages about 10 detached houses were damaged, in another – the territory with the buildings of the local farm.

Thanks to the prompt work of rescuers and electricians, the fire was quickly eliminated and the networks were repaired. As of 3:00 pm, the power supply has been restored in most parts of the city. As of now, no victims have been reported.

Thanks to generators, medical institutions of the city worked during the power outage.

Last night, Zaporizhzhiaoblenergo and local authorities warned that to stabilize the situation in the unified energy system of Ukraine, starting from October 31, by the order of NPC Ukrenergo, hourly outage schedules will be introduced in Zaporizhzhia oblast (on the territory controlled by Ukraine). Subscribers were to be disconnected from a power supply in 4 stages (on average for 3 – 5 hours). However, due to the emergency shutdown as a result of missile strikes, the planned rolling blackouts have been canceled.

Stabilization schedules of hourly outages, which were introduced from 6 am in all oblasts, have now been canceled. 

The actions of the russian occupiers at Zaporizhzhia NPP provoked an environmental disaster that will complicate the functioning of the plant in the future.

As a result of the shutdown of the plant’s power-generating units, warm water does not enter the cooling pond of Zaporizhzhya NPP, as a result – the water temperature dropped to about +13 degrees. This led to the mass death of fish in the pond, which is inhabited by warm-water tilapia and Asian catfish. They are necessary to ensure environmental cleanliness: fish perform a sanitary function, destroying green algae and ensuring the cleanliness of the cooling tubes of the turbine condenser. If the water temperature in the cooling pond does not rise shortly, about a thousand tons of dead fish will be washed ashore.

Kherson Oblast

Separate units of the russian army are preparing to evacuate the right-bank part of Kherson oblast: they are checking the availability of river fleet vessels, setting up pontoon ferries, and checking the serviceability of barges. Two of them near Antonivskyi bridge were recently destroyed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian occupants dismantle and take mobile communication equipment from Kherson oblast to the territory of occupied Donetsk oblast

The occupation authorities of Kherson oblast cut off the electricity supply, water supply, and Internet access on the right-bank-occupied territory of Kherson oblast, frightening the residents with shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and agitating for urgent evacuation. At the same time, they are taking out equipment and personnel of medical institutions and emergency services, demanding from local entrepreneurs urgently sell food remains and close down their stores.

The russian military attacked the positions of the Defense Forces and the liberated inhabited localities of Beryslav raion three times from the air. Ukrainian pilots responded with three strikes on the concentrations of manpower and equipment of the russian army. Rocket and artillery units destroyed the ammunition depot of the russian troops in Beryslav raion. Vladyslav Nazarov, the spokesman for the operational command “South”, said.

About a hundred russian guardsmen from Grozny arrived in Kalanchak village of Kherson oblast.

The occupation authorities issued a decree obliging entrepreneurs to sell all food and shut down shops and markets in Nova Kakhovka in Kherson oblast from November 1, 2022.

Osokorivka school in Kherson oblast is 70% destroyed. Due to a direct hit by a russian missile, there is not a single surviving classroom, the ceiling collapsed, and windows and doors were smashed. Before the war, 360 students attended the school.

The occupants took off most of the armaments from the airport in Chornobaivka, municipal transport from Kherson to Crimea, and medicines from most pharmacies in the city.

The Air Defense Forces of Ukraine shot down a russian Ka-52 attack helicopter over Kherson oblast. In the south, an anti-aircraft missile unit of the Air Force shot down a russian Su-25 attack aircraft, the Air Force of Ukraine reported.

Activists of the Yellow Ribbon Resistance Movement continue to resist the occupation authorities. They carry out dangerous work and send the results to the chatbot to show Ukraine and the world that Ukrainians under occupation are waiting for liberation, waiting for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Mobile teams of the State Migration Service will work in the liberated territories of Kherson oblast. Currently, the schedule of mobile teams is being drawn up. 

In the villages of Vysokopillia, Novovorontsovka, and Velyka Oleksandrivka territorial units of the migration service resume their work.

In Kherson oblast, farmers did not crop and lost this year’s grain harvest. That happened due to constant shelling by the Russian military. The sowing campaign for the 2023 harvest was also disrupted.


The mayor continues his online activity and cooperation with the mayor of Lviv.

The mayor of Skadovsk said that recently another car for the Armed Forces of Ukraine was purchased. Also this car brought some equipment by our order. Thermal underwear, UBACS, fleeces, sweaters, jackets, pants, sleeping bags, socks, gloves, combat boots. He thanked everyone who helped to raise these funds. The charitable fund “Berehynia Tavria” continues to raise funds. 

Air raid sirens are constantly sounding in Skadovsk and its raions. The atmosphere in the city is dangerous every day strangers come, both civilians and in uniform. 

Nothing is still working in the city, except for a few shops, most of them with empty shelves. 

The regional coordinator joins the volunteering, talks to people about the behavior during the evacuation and the importance of staying calm, and about where the bomb shelters are. She also interviews those people who were able to leave the occupation. 

Mykolaiv Oblast

Yesterday the enemy shelled the Kutsurub community with MLRS and heavy artillery. There were no casualties or destructions. The enemy also fired artillery at the port area of the Ochakiv community. There were no casualties.

This morning the enemy struck with MLRS at the inhabited locality of the Kutsurub community. They hit the open territory. There were no casualties.

Yesterday there was the shelling of the outskirts of the Ingul community. There were no casualties and no destruction. 

Yesterday and today, the inhabited locality of the Shyroke community was shelled by the enemy. As a result, one residential building was damaged. There were also hits on the open territory.

Enemy shelling of the Berezneguvata community continues. At night, the enemy fired at the community’s inhabited locality. There were no casualties.

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

At night, the Russian occupation army shelled the Marhanets community of Nikopol raion with “Grad” MLRS and cannon artillery. A 31-year-old woman died there. Another woman, 33 years old, was hospitalized in moderate severity. One woman was also injured as a result of yesterday’s shelling. Almost 30 high-rise residential buildings and detached houses, a lyceum, an administrative building, a shop, 5 outbuildings, and 4 cars were damaged there. Power lines were broken.

In the morning, the military from the “East” air command shot down 9 enemy missiles. There are also “hits” in Dnipropetrovsk oblast. The enemy hit energy infrastructure facilities in Dnipro and Pavlohrad. There are large-scale destructions. At night, the enemy attacked the energy infrastructure in Kamianske raion with Iranian kamikaze drones Shahed. A missile hit an industrial enterprise in Kryvyi Rih.

Stabilization blackouts were reintroduced in Dnipropetrovsk oblast. Power engineers urge locals to consume electricity moderately. To minimize its use from 06.00 am to 11.00 am and from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm. In Dnipro, due to the enemy attack, the movement of several bus routes was temporarily suspended and the movement of electric transport was changed.

Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov handed over new models of Kvertus anti-drone guns to the military. They will help shoot down Iranian kamikaze drones.

Doctors from Kryvyi Rih provide emergency medical aid to the locals of the liberated Kherson oblast. 

Kirovohrad Oblast 

In the Svitlovodsk community of the Oleksandriya Raion today, two russian packages hit an infrastructure facility, and residential buildings were damaged by the shock wave. Currently, a commission for eliminating the consequences of package accidents is working in the city, in particular, it is conducting a series of inspections of infrastructure facilities, private and communal property. At the place of discovered damage, inspection reports are drawn up. There are no victims or injured.

Regional coordinator of the Active Community in Kropyvnytskyi, Anatoliy Stoyan, provided consultations to emigrants from Zaporizhzhia and Mykolaiv Oblast regarding obtaining documents on the status of IDPs.

Poltava Oblast

Poltava Oblast lost its defenders: Oleksandr Semenov from Dykanka, Ivan Khozhiy from the village of Shiroke of the Velyka Bachanka community, Mykola Levchenko from the village of Hrushine of the Novoavramivka Starosta District.

The petition to award the title of Hero of Ukraine to Yevgeny Brakh “Mali” from Poltava Oblast received the required number of votes. Now it will be considered by the President of Ukraine.

The soldier served in the volunteer battalion and the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine. During his service, he effectively performed combat tasks. “Mali” died on the 21st of September, while performing combat missions on the territory of Donetsk Oblast.

Poltava Oblast is introducing hourly blackout schedules, Dmytro Lunin, head of the Poltava Oblast Military Administration, said.

From the first days, Scientific Lyceum No 3 accepted internally displaced persons. From March to the end of July, more than 300 people stayed in the institution. At the beginning of the russian aggression, the entire teaching staff actively participated in the preparation of dishes for local Territorial Defense Forces.

Since February, the family of the Scientific Lyceum (teachers, children, parents) knitted and handed over 100 nets to the front line, sewed (and continue to sew) balaclavas, buffs, caps, underwear for our boys. They bought a thermal imager for the military fighting in Donbas. Children constantly transfer drawings, crafts, and sweets to the forefront. Currently, 11 parents of pupils of this institution are at the front. During the fair, more than 50,000 UAH was collected, for which money has already been purchased, power banks, warm clothes, a chainsaw, night vision devices, and a monocular.

“I paint for peace”. Drawing workshops organized by the Center for Culture and Leisure together with creative workshops and art schools of our city take place under this slogan. Already about 100 participants from Kharkiv, Donetsk, Soledar, Severodonetsk, Mariupol, Kramatorsk, Lysychansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson were able to improve their skills and learn new techniques in the art of creating pictures in order to become participants in the “City of my victory” drawing competition for children of IDPs. Based on the results of the jury’s decision, the best works will be included in the calendar, the proceeds of which will be spent to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

IDP founded a manufacturing business in Poltava Oblast food in bags for hiking and extreme conditions. The other day, the woman from Kharkiv presented the products of her own brand GreenForYou.Food, which are stored in specialized packages – doi-packs. They produce fruit and vegetable preserves, ready meals and jams packed in specialized bags.

The team of the Active Community of Poltava is preparing for the documentary play “My Scream!” (“Myi kryk!”). They are negotiating with the media and deputies about their participation in the discussion of the play.

Khmelnytsk Oblast


Today, as a result of a massive missile attack by the terrorist country of the russia, the fall of a missile was localized in two locations in the Kamianets-Podilskyi Raion. They fell in the field, so there were no injuries or damage. Debris of another rocket fell in the Khmelnytskyi district. As a result of the fall, a fire broke out, the roof and windows of a civilian building were damaged. The fire has been extinguished. Fortunately, there were no casualties or injuries. Serhiy Gamalii, the Head of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast Military Administration, told about it.

Together with colleagues from the Economy Committee and deputies from Bukovyna, the mayor of Kamianets-Podilsk took part in a meeting on industrial parks in Chernivtsi. This is already the third such meeting, and as practice shows, interest in the topic of industrial parks is growing. The next such meeting will be in Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Western Oblasts 

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

Today, residents of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast were informed about the training of the military, and the likely characteristic sounds of explosions.

Security Service of Ukraine investigators found that a 21-year-old man from Carpathia created the “Khersonska Respublika” channel in Telegram. For this, he “shines” 10 years of imprisonment. The channel’s news gave the impression that the russia was in the Kherson Oblast forever. The channel administrator also published disparaging posts about servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian people and the state. In the evening of the 29th of October, an evening of support for Ukraine took place in Chicago. It was possible to buy lots on it, and the funds will go to support the Armed Forces. One of the lots, a flag of Ukraine with the signatures of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Valery Zaluzhny, the heroes of “Azovstal”, “Ptashka”, “Orest”, sniper “Fin”, the Minister of Internal Affairs, the commander of the National Guard, was purchased by an emigrant from Frankiv Oblast for $69,000.

Rivne Oblast 

As of 4:00 p.m., there was one air alert.

After the restoration of stable electricity supply, more than 73% of schools in the region have started the educational process in face-to-face or mixed form of education, and 115 institutions are studying remotely. 

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, educators of Dubno Lyceum No. 5, students and their parents have united and are supporting the Ukrainian soldiers in every possible way. Fragrant pastries, dumplings, salads, preserves, numerous sweets – all this is handed over to the defenders. Warm things, pictures and letters are added to the parcels. Children also weave camouflage nets. 

Residents of Varash handed over 4 hundred camouflage nets to the front. Nets were woven and delivered to the Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Mykolaiv Oblasts in educational institutions of the Varas community. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, educators, students, parents and all concerned residents of the community have been weaving nets in almost all educational institutions. 

Approximately 30,000 places in the Rivne Oblast are ready for resettled people, if the situation, in particular with the heating season, requires immediate relocation. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, Rivne Oblast has received 80 000 refugees, 38 000 have remained in the region as of October. 

Chernivtsi Oblast

At 08:40 in the morning, as a result of an enemy missile attack, a critical energy infrastructure facility in Chernivtsi Oblast was damaged: a fire occurred. All relevant services immediately arrived at the scene. Currently, the fire has been contained. 8 people received minor injuries (cuts), they do not require medical assistance. 

Bukovyna said goodbye to the Heroes who protected Ukraine from the russian invaders at the cost of their lives: sergeant Mykola Myndya was taken to the Alley of Glory of the Central Cemetery of Chernivtsi, senior soldier Stanislav Chernyuk – in the village of Lukavtsi, soldiers of Mykhailo Zaitsa – in the village of Hryatzka, Ivan Sytnyk – in the village of Kadubivtsi.

Bukovyna carriers handed over 24 cars to the military. In total, since the beginning of the war, they delivered 160 cars to the defenders. Carriers repair all cars and take them to the front lines. 

Entrepreneurs from Chernivtsi, Mykola Nebesnyuk and Hryhoriy Kost made women’s bags for ten years, but the war made adjustments in their lives: the men began to sew tactical items for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

Bukovyna schoolchildren from the Storozhynets gymnasium collected 45,000 hryvnias for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They were handed over to a well-known volunteer, the founder of the charity fund of the same name, Serhii Prytula, who recently visited a volunteer forum in Chernivtsi. 

Zakarpattia Oblast 

Hourly power outages are introduced in Zakarpattia.

Almost 300 track and field athletes took part in the Ukrainian cross-country championship in Uzhhorod. For two days, Uzhhorod hosted the participants of the Ukrainian cross-country championship. 

Last modified: 1 Листопада, 2022