Ukraine in brief:
The 98th day of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion continues.
In the north of Ukraine, the situation remains unchanged. Mobilization exercises with military commissariats in the gomel region of belarus are planned for June-July. The threat of missiles and airstrikes by the enemy from the territory of the republic of belarus remains.
From the territory of the kursk region, the enemy fired artillery at units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the areas of the settlements of Bilopillia and Stukalivka in the Sumy Oblast.
In the Kharkiv sector, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on holding the occupied lines and holding back the advance of Ukrainian troops. To reduce the offensive potential of Ukrainian troops, the enemy fires at the AFU positions with tube and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Ruski Tyshky, Zolochiv, and Derhachi.
In the Sloviansk sector, russian occupation troops fired artillery at our units in the areas of Sviatohirsk and Ridne. Russians led the offensive in the direction of Dovhenke and Dibrivne, suffered losses, and withdrew.
In the Donetsk sector, the enemy launched airstrikes with operational and tactical aircraft in the areas of Avdiivka, New York, Novoselivka, and Shcherbaky and used army aviation to bombard the territories near the settlements of Roty, Pokrovske, and Novoselivka. In the Severodonetsk sector, the enemy is conducting assault operations in Severodonetsk, has partial success, and has established control over the city’s eastern part. In the Bakhmut sector, the enemy is storming the village of Komyshuvakha without any success, though. The occupiers did not conduct active hostilities in the Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia areas.
In the temporarily occupied territories, the enemy continues to take measures to restrict the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens, restrict movement, carry out filtration measures, and aggravate the humanitarian crisis in these territories. Russian service members rob civilians.
The invaders blocked the local population’s access to Ukrainian mobile operators and the Internet almost throughout the entire temporarily occupied territory.
Today Ukraine celebrates International Children’s Day. As a result of russian aggression, excluding Volnovakha and Mariupol, 243 children were killed, 446 children were injured, 180 000 children were illegally deported, and millions of children and their parents left their homes in search of safer locations in Ukraine and abroad. The AUI “Active Community” has recorded a video where children talk about what they dream of after the victory.
The air raid alerts sounded twice during the past day. The beach season will not start in Kyiv yet. On the territories of beaches and recreation areas of the capital, they will begin surveying the bottom of the water areas for the presence of explosives there. In the past 24 hours alone, rescuers neutralized 346 explosive objects in the Oblast. And in total, for the entire time of the war – 37 659 such devices.
Reconstruction of the primary health care center begins in Makariv. In the Kyiv City Blood Center, more than 7000 donors have donated blood since the beginning of russia’s full-scale aggression.
In the Oblast, potter brothers Ivan and Danylo Reshta made more than 30 “roosters from Borodianka” within a month. The craftsmen claimed that their roosters are made using the same technology as the one used at the Vasylkiv factory.
In the schools of Zhytomyr, psychologists began to conduct classes with children, during which every child could remotely receive advice and support at any time of the day. Students are also offered art therapy classes.
There was an air alarm in the area. Demining of the territory continues in Chernihiv Oblast. During the day, a group of pyrotechnic workers and underwater demining seized 231 explosive devices. Since the beginning of hostilities, 25 767 explosive devices have been seized. The chairman also said that today in the Chernihiv Oblast, families still live with their children in basements and shelters.
The Head of the Chernihiv Oblast Military Administration, Vyacheslav Chaus, said that 22 children had died at the hands of the russian occupiers during the full-scale war in the Chernihiv Oblast. More than half a hundred children were injured. More than 900 children were born in the Oblast in three months. In Chernihiv, in the area of Bobrovytsia returned gas. Also, from today in the city, two trolleybuses resumed work.
Four times there was an air alarm in the area. In the evening, 16 explosions were recorded on the outskirts of Seredino-Buda and the village of Progress. Previously, the fire was fired from a mortar for about an hour by russia. There are no casualties among personnel and equipment. Information on the dead and wounded among the local population and damage to civilian infrastructure is being clarified.
Around midnight, the russian military fired two missiles at the Esman community. Then they fired at the Bilopil community from the ACS and fired artillery strikes at the Velykopysariv community.
Today at about 1:30 pm, the russian military fired missiles from a plane into the territory of the Shalygin community of the Shostka district. It previously released 6 missiles. Data on the destruction and casualties are being clarified.
Sappers surveyed the villages of the former Lebedyn Raion. In Vorozhba, a destroyed russian T-72 BZ tank was demined, and in moscow’s bobrik, a cluster munition that did not work was neutralized.
During the past 24 hours, the occupiers fired on the Kyiv District of Kharkiv. No one was injured. Kharkiv, Izium, Bohodukhiv, and Chuhuiv raions of the Oblast were also shelled en masse. As a result of these shellings, 4 civilians were killed. A woman died in Zolochiv, and a 12-year-old boy was killed in Ivanivka, Izium Raion. In the village Shestakove, Chuhuiv Raion – 2 dead. A total of 7 civilians were injured.
Fighting continues in Kharkiv Oblast. The enemy is focused on defense and trying to hold his ground. In the Izyum direction, the russian occupiers are regrouping and preparing for new offensive attempts. Ukrainian defenders hold positions and inflict losses on the enemy. Last night, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) shot down a russian Ka-52 “Alligator” helicopter.
The community remains under russian occupation. The situation is very complicated. AFU have retreated because they do not have enough equipment. An official representative of the local occupation authorities “squeezed” the car from the businessman, intimidated local boys, and looted offices and a gym. It all happens “officially”. The occupying authorities opened criminal cases against those entrepreneurs who left and did not want to give their property “voluntarily”.
There is no water supply. People collect water in the river and ask them not to graze geese in the river and not to pollute the water needed for washing dishes and running households. People barely survive. It is almost impossible to enter the territory of Ukraine or for big money, which not everyone has.
The regional coordinator of AUI “Active Community” is preparing for art therapy with children in Uman.
Today, the enemy’s actions in the city are not recorded. But in neighboring Slovyansk, destruction again. The enemy destroyed 3 private houses with missiles, and a dozen more were damaged. The situation remains alarming. News from neighboring cities adds to the anxiety of the population. The number of people wishing to evacuate is gradually increasing.
As of today in Kramatorsk, the scheme of sounding of sirens at night is changed. Residents were informed about the availability of fuel in the city – a limited amount of diesel fuel and gasoline (95) available at the gas station “Parallel” at O. Tykhoho, 29-A. Other stations are down. A lot of positive feedback came from parents and children who received sweets during the celebration of Children’s Day, organized by the association “Everything will be fine”.
The regional coordinator of AUI “Active Community” took part in organizing a holiday for children. More than 200 packages of sweets were distributed in one place alone.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsky Raion
In Pokrovsk, the past day in the community was relatively calm. In the Kurakhiv direction, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities and carried out fire damage to Ukrainian troops with artillery.
Avdiivka was fired upon with shells – small metal darts. There are wounded. The russian army has already used flashlight shells in Bucha and Irpin. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) repulsed the onslaught of the enemy. Local Territorial Defense units patrolled the Pokrovsk community.
On June 1st, on the Day of Protection of Children, families in need of attention and care received gift sets from the Pokrovsky City Council. The day before, the City Council specialists compiled lists of families of vulnerable categories. More than 1000 sets of sweets and hygiene products have been formed for the wards of the Children’s Service, the Department of Family, Youth and Sports, the Department of Social Protection, and the city center of social services. These gifts are given to orphans, children deprived of parental care, children with disabilities, large families, and families in difficult life circumstances. Congratulations on holiday were also given to IDPs raising children.
In recent weeks, the russians have intensified the deportation of citizens. Yesterday, they took 355 people, including 32 children, to filtration camps. From there, 324 people were deported to taganrog, russia, including 27 children.
As a result of the occupation of Mariupol, a difficult situation with medicine developed. No more than 50 patients are admitted to the hospital per day. A total of 4 pharmacies are open. The occupiers continue to plunder the city. Yesterday they exported 2500 tons of Ukrainian rolled metal products from the port of Mariupol to russia.
The occupiers control 70% of Severodonetsk. Some Ukrainian troops retreated to more advantageous, pre-prepared positions. The other part – continues fighting inside the city. There is no possibility of delivering humanitarian goods to Severodonetsk.
Lysychansk is completely under Ukrainian control. All free settlements in Luhansk Oblast are constantly under fire. In particular, the Hirske community suffers daily from enemy shelling. The russians are digging in high-rise buildings in Zolote and Toshkivka. The humanitarian cargo was delivered to the Hirske community. 9 people were evacuated from there.
There are constant air-raid warnings in Oblast. In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the russian military carried out engineering work to improve the fortifications of the second line of defense. They were relocated to the area of Vasylivka to the T-62 tank battalion to the motorized rifle battalion.
During the day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) soldiers inflicted many losses on the russian army. They killed 6 personnel and wounded 9 soldiers, destroyed a Su-25 plane, damaged another one, and destroyed an electronic warfare radio station and 5 vehicles.
Petro Konin, the Head of Enerhoatom, said that the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant was currently technically incapable of serving Crimea and the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
With targeted fire, enemy troops ruined homes, homesteads, private vehicles, and machinery. There are no casualties. In Huliaipole, russian occupation forces fired on civilian infrastructure. Police documented about 10 destroyed homes of residents.
In Melitopol, representatives of the occupation authorities offer farmers to give cherries for further sale in russian markets. The owners will allegedly receive money for the goods after the sale.
Yesterday the russians fired at Ochakiv with prohibited cluster shells. Today Mykolaiv was fired at from artillery. As a result of the shelling, the lines of one of the substations were damaged.
A memorial to children killed in russia’s military aggression has been opened in Pervomaisk.
On the border of Mykolaiv and Kherson oblasts, near the settlement of Davydiv Brid, the russian military blew up the bridge. It indicates that the russians are afraid of the AFU counteroffensive.
The russian occupation forces are strengthening their positions on Zmiinyi (Snake) Island. The situation is alarming. Odesa Oblast remains under constant threat of rocket fire. Air defense systems are constantly working. The military is strengthening the defense in Oblast. Local authorities say they have the situation in Oblast under control. People are united and active; they volunteer.
The AUI Active Community regional coordinator informs people about the possibilities of receiving psychological, social, and humanitarian help.
The russian occupiers fired on the pre-border areas of the Zelenodolsk community again. The Charitable Organization “Country Defense Fund” and the Dnipro City Council handed over an ambulance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
The joint efforts of the Dnipro city authorities, the TAPS-Ukraine Foundation, and the Dnipro Volunteer Coordination Headquarters enabled the volunteers to make a trip to Bakhmut, where active hostilities occur. They were able to evacuate the mother and daughter and, at the same time, deliver medicine and food to civilians who remained in the city and helped the military.
Doctors Without Borders organization has donated humanitarian aid to Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. That is 1650 boxes with hygiene products and baby food.
The AUI “Active Community” regional coordinator sent parcels to the soldiers.
There was a threat of a missile strike. The air-raid warning went off several times in Oblast. Deputies of the Kropyvnytskyi City Council supported the appeal of the deputy group of the inter-factional association Rivni Mozhlyvosti (Equal Opportunities) to provide extracurricular education for schoolchildren in the summer, including children from internally displaced families. There will be various summer camps in general secondary education institutions, children’s and youth clubs, and sports schools. These include speaking, creative and STEM clubs. A bomb shelter is the main prerequisite.
Kropyvnytskyi remains the leader of job providers in Ukraine. More than 200 vacancies with an average salary of 12 500 hryvnias have been opened in the city. The most popular occupations are sales manager, accountant, driver, sales consultant, and others. As of now, more than 17 000 vacancies have been posted on the Work.ua website. However, this is still five times less than before the full-scale war. Anyone can subscribe to the telegram channel by following this link.
Today is Children’s Day in Kropyvnytskyi. The volunteer team of the Oblast Military Administration, together with the Laska brand, organized a holiday for children with gifts, including baby food, baby hygiene products, toys, etc. It was organized especially for families who had moved from the eastern oblasts.
Due to the celebration of Children’s Day, the regional coordinator took part in the events organized by Kirovohrad Oblast Library for Young Readers named after Yevhen Malanyuk and held interactive games under the slogan: “Let’s play Ukrainian folk games”. There were almost 50 people, including internally displaced children.
Intelligence officers of Poltava Oblast practiced their orienteering skills in the forest area during the combat mission.
Soldiers have learned how to correctly recognize the direction of movement with the help of certain landmarks, “listen” to the forest and notice unnoticeable.
During International Children’s Day, there were different events in Poltava. In particular, the Department of Physical Culture and Sports of Poltava City Council and Poltava City Institution-Center for Physical Health “Sports for All” organized sports and entertainment activities for children. These included military tactical game “Lasertag” and board games.
Together with partners, the Center for Culture and Leisure arranged a cognitive and entertaining location for all family members. There were 20 zones, including thematic photo zones, various master classes, interactive entertainment called “Let’s create a Ukrainian amulet together,” etc. All locations were interactive, and people could touch them, so the event guests were able to gain many practical skills that could save lives.
Ferrexpo company and Bilanivka Mining and Processing Plant are handing over 500 bulletproof vests and 500 helmets (worth 17 million hryvnias) to the military and law enforcement agencies of Poltava Oblast. The Oblast Administration has already received the means of protection and will later distribute them as intended.
The AUI “Active Community” team in Poltava has done two good things today at the same time. Firstly, they gave personally baked cookies within the “Mom’s Cookies” campaign to the House of St. Nicholas. The money they receive from sales is directed to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). Afterward, they held an art therapy event for children affected by russian hostilities.
The last day in the Khmilnyk community was relatively calm. At the initiative of the municipal institution “Center for Professional Development of Teachers of Khmilnyk City Council”, to draw public attention to the need to protect the child’s rights, the formation of national and patriotic worldview, preservation and development of values of the Ukrainian people. Ukraine is You, Ukraine is We. More than 450 children and community educators joined the flash mob. These are students, parents, and teachers of educational institutions of the Khmilnyk community.
Residents of the Sokoliv Starostynsky District of the Khmilnyk Community worked together on the territory of the village garden, weeded the rows of seedlings, and cut the grass with weeds.
There were no air alarms during the day. AFU soldiers patrol the border with belarus. Local Territorial Defense units are patrolling and on duty at checkpoints.
Rivne participates in a new all-Ukrainian project for children affected by the war. The project “Near” started on the futsal field of Rivne NEC №26. It is a joint project of the Ministry of Education and Science and UNICEF. The sports component of the project is implemented by the Football Development of Ukraine Charitable Foundation in partnership with the Ukrainian Football Association with the support of the UEFA Children’s Fund.
In Ostroh, children painted gingerbread cookies, which they plan to sell at a charity fair and transfer all funds to the AFU.
In the Rivne Oblast, a family of farmers provides shelter to internally displaced persons (IDPs). Since the beginning of the war, the couple has had 25 IDPs, now with nine. For them, farmers have allocated separate rooms and a plot where you can grow vegetables.
The AUI “Active Community” regional coordinators conducted an art therapeutic event on drawing for Defenders with partners – Rivne Oblast Library for Youth and Youth Space. The event was joined by both children and adults, who were happy to draw pictures and pass them on to the Ukrainian defenders.
A delegation of high-ranking Polish officials was received in the Khmelnytskyi community. They brought humanitarian aid to the Oblast – computers, and laptops. They are used to teach migrant children.
Before Children’s Day, Khmelnytsky police organized a holiday for children. There were 16 locations in Chekman Park, where everyone could learn about the work of law enforcement agencies, see their equipment and try on uniforms. Children were also taught traffic rules, handling explosives, and first aid.
The AUI “Active Community” regional coordinators provided informational support and assistance to IDPs and participated in collecting books for the military.
The community saw off the two heroes who died defending Ukraine. Due to the mourning events, some of the planned events on the occasion of Children’s Day have been postponed to another day.
A meeting with the Star Landing took place in the Euromaidan Heroes Park (a joint program with the All-Ukrainian Initiative for Providing Psychological and Social Assistance to Displaced Children “Children-Children”).
The coordinators of the AUI “Active Community” conducted an art therapy session for children and their parents. Also, the regional coordinator Slavko Polyatynchuk was invited to present prizes to athletes. He presented his autographed book to all the winners.
Chernivtsi Oblast (Bukovyna)
Today, Bukovyna is outside active combat operations, but it has been actively helping the army since the beginning of the war. The Children’s Service of the Chernivtsi Regional Military Administration and philanthropists organized a holiday for about 250 young guests. About 10 entertainment locations have been set up for the little ones at the Sunny Valley recreation center. Trolleys, feeding tables, car seats, swings, diapers, toys: such assistance was provided to IDPs with children who visited the humanitarian headquarters of Chernivtsi on Children’s Day.
Vyzhnychchyna received aid for the needy from Spain. The benefactors donated food for long-term storage, hygiene products, and medicines. In Chernivtsi Oblast, about 1500 IDPs have applied to the employment center since the start of the full-scale war. More than 180 of them were able to find work.
Since the beginning of the large-scale russian invasion, volunteers from Tyachiv, Zakarpattia Oblast, have started making vacuum soup sets.
Local entrepreneurs provided a dryer and shredder, agreed with local authorities to provide the premises in 15 minutes, and began the process. Production is almost daily, and about 600 sets have already been issued to the military. If, at first, they focused on the needs of the native 128th separate mountain assault Zakarpattia brigade and Territorial Defence units, now Chornobaivka borsch sets are sent to other brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
A two-day “Open Football Lessons” has started in Uzhhorod. The sports festival was organized to support children from the temporarily occupied territories and make even more displaced IDPs friends with local teenagers. Zakarpattia young athletes also joined, including 70 participants from Uzhhorod, including 35 internally displaced children. The same number is planned for the Uzhhorod district tomorrow. The project was initiated by the Ukrainian Football Association, thanks to which Zakarpattia schools received a lot of sports equipment.
For the International Children’s Day today in Uzhhorod on the Independence Embankment, they painted and made a puzzle map of Ukraine. Teams, students of all Uzhhorod schools and passers-by who willingly joined received a puzzle area and painted it as they saw fit. However, the participants had to orient themselves in the geography and history of Ukraine and the symbols and features of the oblasts. Puzzles for today’s action were done by people with disabilities from the inclusive workshop “Parallel World”.
The AUI “Active Community” regional coordinator continues to weave camouflage nets.Last modified: 7 Червня, 2022