Ukraine in brief:
The 109th day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the north of Ukraine, the situation has not changed significantly. Russian occupiers continue to shell the positions of Ukrainian troops, as well as civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Khrinivka, Chernihiv Oblast, and Oleksandrivka, Sumy Oblast.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian occupation troops are fighting, trying to improve the tactical situation, and improving the engineering equipment of defensive positions in the area of the settlement of Novy Burluk. The enemy fired mortars, artillery, and rocket-propelled grenades at the territories of Zamulivka, Bayrak, Husarivka, and Ruski Tyshky.
Russian occupation troops unsuccessfully stormed in the direction of settlements Stanytsia – Rubizhne. In the Slovyansk direction, Ukrainian soldiers successfully repulsed russian enemy assault operations in the directions Dovhenke – Mazanivka and Dovhenke – Dolyna. In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy’s main efforts are focused on the Severodonetsk and Bakhmut directions. Russians fired at the positions of Ukrainian troops along the line of contact. Russian occupation troops did not take active action in the Lyman direction and continued shelling Ukrainian units. It takes measures to prepare for the offensive. In the Severodonetsk direction, russian enemy continued to use barrel and jet artillery. It is trying to overcome the resistance of Ukrainian troops and establish full control over the city of Severodonetsk, but the fighting continues.
In the Bakhmut direction, russian occupiers carried out assault operations to cover the village of Vrubivka but were unsuccessful. In an attempt to resume the assault in the direction of Orikhove – Zolote, russian occupation troops received a decisive rebuff from Ukrainian defenders and withdrew.
In the Avdiivka, Novopavlivske, and Zaporizhzhia directions, russian enemy exerts systematic fire on Ukrainian troops’ positions to restrain their actions and prevent regrouping.
In the South Buh area, russian invaders are trying to hold their former positions and fire on units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). Russians fired from artillery and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Osokorivka, Trudolyubivka, Shyroke, Dobryanka, and Blahodatne.
Ukrainian defenders inflict losses on the russian occupiers in all areas where active hostilities continue.
In Kyiv Oblast, the demining of territories that were previously occupied by russian troops continues. Residents can often hear the explosions due to demining in the right bank of Kyiv. More than 41 000 explosive devices have already been disposed of. A russian-made aircraft missile was found in the reeds of the Teteriv River. It is currently dangerous to visit beaches and recreation areas.
The mayor of Irpin and the Japanese architect Hiroki Matsura agreed to cooperate. The architect shared his vision of modern urban planning and his first impression of Irpin. Later, the architect will be able to present to the city authorities the “master plan of Irpin”, which will emphasize the city’s features.
In Zhytomyr Oblast, the situation is quiet. Several military units of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, the local Territorial Defense units, the Assault Troops, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine stationed in Zhytomyr Oblast received 16 sets of Starlink autonomous high-speed satellite communications.
Authorities informed about 17,3 thousand internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have already taken refuge in Zhytomyr Oblast. There are public discussions on renaming streets, alleys, parks, squares, and alleys of Zhytomyr Oblast.
As of today, there are no hostilities in Oblast. In Zhytomyr Oblast, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) neutralized a group of hostile Internet agents. There was a russian citizen and other pro-russian propagandists. The SSU has exposed the corrector of the missile attacks of Dnipro and Internet agents in Zhytomyr Oblast. A spy and a grenade launcher from Zhytomyr Oblast were killed in battles with the russian occupiers.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator participated in organizing humanitarian aid transportation from Poland for the Humanitarian Headquarters of Berdychiv.
In the afternoon, June 11th, the russians dropped two explosives on the territory of the Velyka Pysarivka community. Later, the city was under artillery shelling. At night the situation was calm.
Over the past 24 hours, the Shevchenkivskyi District of Kharkiv was shelled. Across Oblast, the occupiers fired on the Kharkiv Raion, particularly the Mala Danylivka community, Chuhuiv Raion, and Izium Raion. As a result, fires broke out in private homes, nonresidential premises, and forests.
At night, the occupiers’ ammunition fell into residential buildings in the village of Bezruky, Kharkiv Raion. At about 5:00 am, a house in the Zolochiv community caught fire due to shelling. Four people were injured in Oblast per day: 3 in Kharkiv Raion and 1 person was hospitalized in Balaklia. 3 civilians died in Oblast.
Ukrainian defenders have successfully repulsed the russian attack in the area of Vasylivka. The russian occupation troops suffered losses and retreated to their former positions.
On June 11th, the russians killed two civilians in Donetsk Oblast ( Netailove and Staryi Caravan). 10 more people received injuries.
Since the beginning of the russian invasion of Ukraine, 493 civilians have been killed and 1274 wounded during shelling and bombing in Donetsk Oblast:
There are no enemy actions in the city. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and local Territorial Defense units are preparing to meet the enemy. The situation remains alarming. Since the water supply problem in the city’s settlements has not been eliminated, the citizens were informed about the schedule of drinking water supply.
Emotional relief is very important for children who stay in the city. Therefore, an event was held in the city, where children could communicate with peers and make new friends. The parents of the children expressed their gratitude to the organizers of such an event.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator organized an event for children, including children with a disability. The children received positive emotions and sweets.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
The enemy used GRAD multiple rocket launchers in the villages of Netailove, Vodiane, and Pervomaiske of the Ocheretyn community. Two people were killed, and three others were injured in the blasts and shrapnel. Private households and outbuildings were destroyed.
The media reported an explosion in Avdiivka, Donetsk Oblast. After midnight, the enemy attacked one of the villages of the Hrodiv community of the Pokrovsk Raion. As a result of the attack, 6 residential buildings were damaged. No one was injured. Police and rescuers are working at the place.
AFU soldiers repulsed enemy attacks. The local Territorial Defense units were on duty in the Pokrovsk community.
Yesterday, the situation in the community was relatively calm. There are no casualties or damage. Municipal utilities work in a regular mode. A pyrotechnic team worked on the community’s territory, and 29 explosive objects were neutralized on the open territory (KOBE 3 B30).
On June 12th, at 11:30 am, there was shelling in the Novohrodiv community of Pokrovsk Raion, namely the village of Ptyche, where two residential buildings (roof and windows), and a garage, a car, and power lines were damaged. One more private household was also destroyed. No one was killed or injured.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired at the positions of Ukrainian soldiers with mortars, barrels, and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Komyshuvakha, Hirske, Mykolaivka, Bilohorivka, and Novoluhanske. Enemy army aircraft struck near Pokrovsk.
Today there was a solemn raising of the flag of the occupiers in the Olhyn community. Those who loved Ukraine the loudest (on display) rose. There were as many as 5 participants!
The people who were taken out for filtration five days ago have not been returned home yet. It is reported that they allegedly passed the filtration in Starobeshevo, and the occupiers have a weekend today and tomorrow. People were placed either in a dormitory or in a house of culture. It’s a piece of general information, and there is no accurate information. People are not allowed to return on their own, anyone is not allowed to call, people are not fed, and only tea is given. Locals were able to give people some food.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are fighting hard but bravely against the enemy. In the occupied territories, people are trying to believe that the occupiers will restore the gas and water supply. Nobody thinks about how. There is information that “specialists” came and took water samples in the Quarry and told people that water could be used in principle. People do not understand that their fate does not bother the occupying power at all. The general situation is extremely negative.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator helped Mariupol residents to write applications for grant aid for educational purposes and lost property.
The russian army destroyed the second bridge between Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. The third bridge is under heavy fire. The russians are constantly shelling the territory of the Azot plant in the bomb shelters where civilians are hiding.
Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the offensive near the village of Vrubivka. The enemy also tried to advance in the direction of the settlement of Mykolaivka. It received a decisive rebuff and left.
On June 11th, rescuers delivered 3.5 tons of humanitarian aid and 32 tons of water to Luhansk residents.
The terrorism of the occupiers in the Oblast has reached the edge. The enemy continues to increase the number of equipment, bypass the territory and drive troops to defend. Russian passports have officially been distributed in the Kherson Oblast. So far, 25 people from Kherson have volunteered, mostly local collaborators. The introduction of russian rubles continues. Russians are constantly patrolling towns and villages. The number of checkpoints has increased. Residents are not released from the Oblast. During the last month, the occupiers are preparing for September 1st. Training should take place according to the new russian program.
The AFU are conducting a counteroffensive in the direction of the settlements of Kiselivka, Soldatske, and Oleksandrivka. The village of Tavriyske was completely liberated from the occupiers.
The mayor of Skadovsk published the following news: “Another “holiday” took place in occupied Skadovsk on Friday, with more artists and security guards with weapons than spectators. The military, as usual, started tiling in the square. It is a pity for those who dance and sing to these songs and do not understand that they will always be forced to dance under the barrels of machine guns, even if the military is not in sight. There has never been such a thing in the history of Ukraine that russia cared about the cultural and spiritual development of Ukraine. Under the occupation, only repression against those who want to be Ukrainian and live in Ukraine is possible. Today, people who want to live in Ukraine and be Ukrainians are dying and disappearing in the occupied territories. Kidnappings, tortures, murders – all this is today’s reality. The hunt for people’s brains began. Access to information is blocked, disinformation is spread, and the idea is laid that it should be as it is so that people do not shoot. History teaches that if you give in now, you will definitely shoot at those who want to be Ukrainian. And they still wish us a peaceful sky over our heads, on which russian rockets fly over and over again, bringing death and destruction to Ukraine. Do not attend events organized by the occupying power under russian flags. There is nothing to do for those who want to live in Ukraine.”
People hold on, continue to oppose the introduction of the russian ruble in the Oblast, and volunteer. The situation remains critical. Sometimes the home Internet works. In Kherson, only six school principals agreed to work on russia’s education system, and another 71 protested. There is one russian pharmacy in Skadovsk. Banking institutions and terms do not work at all.
The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” is engaged in volunteering and helping the elderly with medicines.
During the day on June 11th, the armed forces of russia partially damaged or completely destroyed 17 non-military objects in the territory of the Mykolaiv Raion. As of June 12th, since the start of the full-scale war, on February 24th, russian occupation troops have damaged and completely destroyed 4819 civilian objects in the Mykolaiv Oblast.
For the past 24hrs, the russians have injured 9 people in the Oblast.
The aggressor hit the urban-type settlement Pokrovske. It fired cluster munitions. The woman died, and a private house was destroyed
The Zelenodolsk community was attacked again. The enemy fired from the Hurricane multiple rocket launcher. There was a fire in the park. The fire was extinguished.
Everything is calm in Dnipro. The situation is tense but under control. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), the military administration, the regional council, the mayor’s office, law enforcement officers, volunteers, and all citizens work as a single coordinated mechanism.
In Dnipro, in the Taras Shevchenko Park of Culture and Recreation, the concert brigade of the Honored Academic Exemplary Orchestra of the AFU from Kyiv performed – Brass Band, vocal-instrumental ensemble, and soloists of the ensemble. The concert was held as part of the all-Ukrainian patriotic and artistic action “Time had chosen us” in support of the fighting spirit, when famous artists and cultural leaders, and public opinion leaders recorded video appeals to the defenders of Ukraine, thank you for your protection and wish victory over the enemy. The action is being commissioned by the Commander-in-Chief of the AFU, General Valery Zaluzhny.
The situation in the community is calm and under control. An air raid alert was issued due to the threat of a missile strike. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) guard the Oblast’s borders and military facilities. Local Territorial Defense units are on duty at checkpoints and patrol the city with police.
Kropyvnytskyi masters of folk art can join the charity sale of their products in Germany. The well-known Kropyvnytskyi carpet weaver called on her colleagues in the shop to join the volunteer to help the AFU. Valentyna Dobrovolska herself will sell symbolic dolls at the Spirit of Ukraine charity gala concert in a few days in London. The funds raised will be donated to purchase ambulances and personal hygiene products for the AFU.
Three hundred residents of Kropyvnytskyi are drying vegetables and greens for dry soups and borscht. Soups and borscht are sent to the military and residents of oblasts, who are forced to cook on the fire due to hostilities. The “Feed the Patriots” team develops recipes – traditional red borsch, green borsch, rice soup, oatmeal soup, wheat groats soup, and pea soup. The weight of one dry set of soup is half a kilogram, which is designed for 10-15 people. Every week they pack one and a half thousand packages. The kits are sent to the military and humanitarian aid to Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, and Kherson Oblasts for people living in areas affected by military aggression where there is no electricity, gas, where people cook just by the fire.
The AUI”Active Community” coordinator worked at the Humanitarian Center named after St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, helped the faithful to receive food kits, as well as, on the occasion of Holy Trinity Day, wished good health and good and, most importantly, – victory over the russians.
In Poltava, there are new fares in transport, and people are dissatisfied with the increase in fares during wartime. Charitable online auction “Poltava in action”: Lot 8, book by Serhiy Zhadan “Antenna” with the author’s autograph. The author signed the book in the basement of frontline Kharkiv on Svyatoslav Vakarchuk’s birthday. All funds raised at the auction are transferred to the Poltava Battalion of Indifferent Charitable Foundation for the purchase of ammunition by the Poltava military.
Poltava world champion in arm wrestling Lilia Zanko trains military https://t.me/suspilnepoltava/6522. They will say goodbye to the deceased military man Vadim Gerasemenko from the Kherson Oblast In the Poltava Oblast.
Poltava Academic Oblast’s Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater, named after Mykola Gogol, organizes free performances for internally displaced children and residents of the city. From June 13th to July 15th, it is planned to hold 8 children’s performances.
The last day in the Khmilnyk community passed quietly. Utilities work in a regular mode. The Khmilnyk community received 7 cardiographs under the program “Humanitarian Solidarity”.
The President of Ukraine awarded the Order of Danylo Halytsky to the commander of a military unit from the Khmilnyk Raion of Vinnytsia Oblast. https://www.vinnitsa.info/news/prezydent-nahorodyv-ordenom-danyla-halyts-koho-komandyra-viys-kovoyi-chastyny-z-vinnychchyny.html
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator of Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk Raion communicated with IDPs. It was about new rules for assisting IDPs in Ukraine.
Over the past day, a siren sounded an air alarm. There was a threat of a missile strike from the southeast. However, the threat did not materialize. Another 239 people arrived in Lviv by two evacuation trains.
The general situation in the Oblast is relatively calm, and there were no air alarms. Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) patrol the border with belarus. Local Territorial Defense units are patrolling and on duty at checkpoints.
Children’s camps will open in Rivne Oblast only if they recover safely. The regional headquarters currently determines the list of institutions for children’s health.
In Rivne, for IDPs, arranged a tour on the first city trolleybus. On June 12th, three dozen people came on a tour of the city. The heads of the city and the Oblast Military Administration congratulate the citizens on holiday – the Holy Trinity.
Chernivtsi Oblast (Bukovyna)
In the evening, an air alarm was sounded in Chernivtsi Oblast, and now the situation is calm and under control. In the town of Storozhynets, they said goodbye to Major Vadym Irichuk. Volunteers of the Hertsaiv community bought a car for the AFU’s needs. She has already been sent to a military unit in southern Ukraine.
Soldiers of the 107th separate brigade of the Bukovyna Territorial Defense unit are improving skills that may be needed on the battlefield. Representatives of the Romanian charity Fight for Freedom and Olga Khodoba, Director of the Department of Social Protection of the Chernivtsi Oblast State Administration, visited the Khotyn community. Volunteers brought more than 100 food kits, hygiene products, and diapers for children to IDPs living in shelters.
In Chernivtsi, near the soviet monument on Cathedral Square, artist Taras Polatayko created a temporary art object from used household appliances. It is how the artist expressed his attitude to the crimes of the russian army, including looting.
In London, a sculptor from Zakarpattia Oblast – Mykola Gleba, won the anniversary cup of carving with a chainsaw from Living Heritage Events. He cut a statue based on a photograph of a 5-year-old boy crying on the Ukrainian-Polish border. This footage flew around the world’s media in March. Mykola donated his winnings to purchase protective vests, telephones and solar power plants, first aid kits, and dry rations for Ukrainians. The rest of the participants also joined the purchase.
The second Happy Childhood charity festival in support of displaced children took place on Saturday in Teatralna Square in Uzhhorod. Educational and dance workshops, competitions and gifts, animators, and aqua make-up were all organized to distract little Ukrainians from the horrors of the war that forced them to move away from home.
Uzhhorod artist Lyudmyla Borshosh-Litun presented creative experiments at the anniversary exhibition “Genesis of Color” – acrylic works in the author’s technique, oil painting, and graphics. https://zakarpattya.net.ua/News/221043-Vystavku-Henezys-koloru-prezentuvala-Liudmyla-Borshosh-Litun-v-Uzhhorodi-VIDEOLast modified: 18 Червня, 2022