About us: The Active Community Initiative, launched by activists of the Respublika Institute after the Euromaidan (2014), focused on activating and involving Ukrainians in the decision-making process. The goal for 2025 is to activate and involve at least 1% of citizens in decision-making and promoting reforms in Ukraine on a systematic basis for the well-being of Ukrainian communities. Today we work in 30 communities in Ukraine.
Ukraine in brief:
The one hundred twenty first (121) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the waters of the Black and Azov Seas, the enemy holds four naval-based cruise missile carriers.
No significant changes in the situation were noted in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky areas. On the Siversky direction the enemy carried out artillery attacks in the area of the settlement of Boyaro-Lezhachi of the Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is trying to create conditions for the offensive in the directions Izyum – Barvinkove and Izyum – Slovyansk.
In the Kharkiv direction, a group of enemy troops is conducting a defense to prevent the advance of units of the Defense Forces towards the state border to the north and northeast of the city of Kharkiv. At the same time, the enemy is trying to carry out assault operations in order to improve the tactical position of its units. The russian aggressor fired artillery at the settlements of Ruska Lozova, Staryi Saltiv, Chuguiv, Pechenigy and Bayrak.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy focuses its efforts on conducting an offensive in the direction of Dovhenke – Dolyna. Our soldiers successfully repulsed the assault of the enemy in the directions of Sulyhivka – Vernopillya and Dibrivne – Kurulka. The occupiers carried out remote mining of the area near the settlement of Dolyna.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the occupiers carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Lysychansk, Siverodonetsk, Loskutivka and Spirne. Inflicted an air strike in the area of Lysychansk. They carried out assault operations in the industrial zone of Siverodonetsk.
Ukrainian defenders successfully repulsed the assault near the southern outskirts of Lysychansk. The enemy, with the support of artillery, launched an assault in the direction of Vovchoyarivka, the fighting continues.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers fired artillery at the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka and Mayorske. Inflicted air strikes near Yakovlivka, Mykolayivka and Pokrovske.
The enemy captured the settlement of Mykolayivka. The enemy’s reconnaissance attempt in the direction of Myronivka-Vyhlehirska TPP failed. The occupiers, with losses, withdrew.
russian invaders launched a missile strike from Tu-22M3 aircraft in the city of Konstantynivka.
In the Kramatorsk, Avdiivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy exerts systematic fire along the line of contact in order to restrain the actions of our troops and prevent their transfer to other directions.
It struck air strikes in the areas of Pavlivka and Vuhledar. Carried out artillery shelling near the village of Siversk. The Ukrainian soldiers have once again repulsed the assault in the Marinka area. The enemy retreated.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on maintaining the previously occupied frontiers. As a result of successful offensive actions of our units, part of the enemy forces left the prepared defensive positions and fled to the area of the settlement of Olhine, Beryslav district, Kherson oblast.
An exhibition about russia’s crimes against the media in Ukraine opens in Kyiv. It is currently known about 33 dead Ukrainian and foreign journalists. 8 of them died in the line of duty, and 25 as combatants or as a result of russian shelling and torture. At least 13 other journalists were injured and at least 15 went missing. Since the start of the full-scale invasion, russia has committed more than 300 crimes against journalists and the media in Ukraine.
The Verkhovna Rada abolished the military tax on servicemen’s income.
In the north of Zhytomyr Oblast, former teachers, lawyers and builders are strengthening the border with belarus around the clock.
Three servicemen from the Novohrad-Volynskyi Raion and the People’s Hero of Ukraine, an officer from the Zhytomyr Oblast, died at the hands of the occupiers.
People are massively discussing the issue of compensation by the authorities for the destruction of housing destroyed by the russian occupiers.
In the Zhytomyr Oblast, the Security Service of Ukraine exposed a “fan of the Kadyrov’s soldiers”.
In Zhytomyr, a music school teacher is suspected of collaborationism: she denied russian armed aggression.
On the city beach of Berdychiv, librarians held a holiday for IDPs.
The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” established contacts with educational institutions for art-therapeutic activities for children.
At night, the russians fired again on the borders of Chernihiv Oblast. 5 explosions were recorded near Senkivka. 20 mortar explosions were heard in the Semenivka community.
The case of russian serviceman Mikhail Kulikov, who is accused of tank shelling a residential building on February 26, has begun in Chernihiv. He faces 8 to 12 years in prison for violating the laws and customs of war.
That night the enemy fired on the Kyiv district of Kharkiv and on HTZ (the district around Kharkiv Tractor Plant). The object of sports infrastructure was damaged.
During the last 24 hours, the occupiers fired on Chuhuiv, Izium, Bohodukhiv and Kharkiv Raions. Residential buildings and outbuildings were destroyed.
Three people died in Balaklia. 13 residents of the oblast were injured.
In the morning, the russians fired on Kutuzivka in the Kharkiv Raion. One person was injured in the shelling.
Fighting continues on the line of contact. In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy focused on maintaining previously occupied positions and intensified the activities of sabotage and reconnaissance groups.
In the Izium area, the russians are shelling civilian infrastructure and preparing to continue the offensive in the direction of Sloviansk. Ukrainian defenders continue to destroy the enemy and keep their borders.
The russians continue to kill civilians and destroy infrastructure in the Donetsk Oblast, both at the front and in the relative rear.
Kostiantynivka was hit by an enemy missile. At least one civilian was killed. The utility room of the heating networks was damaged. Rescuers’ cars, which arrived to deliver water to the city’s residents, were also damaged by the shelling. Due to the fighting, Kostiantynivka is still without a centralized water supply.
In the Mykolayivka community russians carried out artillery shelling of Raigorodok – there is information on 2 dead and 1 wounded.
In Sloviansk, private homes were damaged by missiles.
Water supply in the village of Bilenke has been partially cut off, and stable problems remain in Krasnohirka, Shabelkivka and Stare Misto.
As always, the Mariinka community is restless. Artillery and mortar shelling continued throughout the night. In Maksymilianivka, shells damaged kindergartens, four residential buildings, and three more were set on fire by shelling. The Armed Forces of Ukraine repel all enemy attacks in this direction.
Since the beginning of the russian invasion of Ukraine, 526 civilians have been killed and 1,362 wounded in shelling and bombing in the Donetsk Oblast.
On June 23, the russians killed 6 civilians in the Donetsk Oblast: 3 in Pryshib, 2 in Avdiivka, and 1 in Chasovyi Yar. 5 more people were injured today.
In Kramatorsk, the enemy’s actions were not recorded. Instead, shelling of neighboring cities was reported.
The official channels of the city authorities inform the population about the schedule of drinking water supply.
Citizens are reminded of the work of the humanitarian headquarters at the city council.
There are difficulties with obtaining fuel – in the city fuel is available only at one gas station.
The situation remains alarming, but citizens are still gradually returning to the city. The front line is getting closer to Kramatorsk, so in case of any explosions, panic moods appear on social networks.
The mayor of Kramatorsk Oleksandr Honcharenko commented on the statement of the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Malyar that in the near future russian troops will try to capture Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, and then try to take Kramatorsk and Sloviansk: “We see what is happening in Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. If our troops retreat, the enemy will move in our direction. But we believe that this will not happen at all and we believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. There is also other information that russia’s offensive should stop in two or three weeks, so it is difficult to comment. We understand that if the enemy has a goal to capture Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts in administrative borders, russian troops won’t stop. Then how quickly will long-range weapons come so that the enemy can be stopped even if the russians manage to take Lysychansk? To what extent can we stop them on the outskirts of Bakhmut, since Kramatorsk and Slovyansk are after it?”
The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” continues to work at the Humanitarian aid center in Tato Hub. Today, more than 300 food kits have been issued. In total, the association “Everything will be fine” distributed more than 1,000 food kits per day.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk district
The enemy did not carry out active hostilities in the area of Avdiivka and Kurakhiv. To prevent transfer of the Ukrainian reserves to other areas, the enemy fired at the positions of Ukrainian troops in the areas of Avdiivka, Pisky, Opytny and Maryinka.
Artillery and mortar shelling continued throughout the night in the Mariynka community. In Maksymilyanivka shells damaged kindergartens, four residential buildings, and set three more on fire. The Armed Forces of Ukraine repulsed the enemy’s attack in the direction of Mariynka.
The head of the Oblast Military Administration Andrey Bondarenko reported on the situation in Pokrovsk area.
The past day in the community was relatively calm, but in the afternoon, there were powerful explosions. According to the State Emergency Service, the reason for this was the work of the air defense forces. There were no reports of casualties or destruction as a result of shelling.
The community received another humanitarian cargo, comprising more than 1000 food kits from the “ADRA” Charitable Foundation, which will be distributed to people with disabilities and low-income residents by district committees and heads of residential buildings. Humanitarian aid for all: Pokrovsk residents receive help according to the lists.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired at artillery positions of Ukrainian troops near Mykolayivka, Berestovo, and Novoluhansk. The enemy is trying to improve their tactical position and take control of the available means of communication.
The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” provided advice on humanitarian assistance.
A conserved landfill is burning in Mariupol. For the third day, smoke and stink cover Prymorsk district of the city. Occupiers do not take any measures to eliminate or localize the fire, as they do not have the capacity to do so.
Russian occupiers began construction of a 60-seat medical complex, much of which was set aside for a morgue.
The russians have concentrated all efforts to occupy the entire Luhansk oblast in the near future. Fighting continues in all directions. In particular, the russian military launched an offensive near Myrna Dovyna. Also, Russians have occupied Mykolayivka.
Many defense structures are already destroyed in the industrial zone of Severodonetsk. The command decided to withdraw Ukrainian troops from the city.
Lysychansk is under heavy shelling, but the attack on the city was repulsed. Ukrainian troops have successfully stopped the enemy’s offensive near Borivske. Now russians are drawing forces to Lysychansk from Toshkivka, Zoloty, and Starobilsk. Today, they used helicopters to destroy the bridge at the entrance to Lysychansk. Only light vehicles will now be able to get to the city.
On the recently occupied territories, the occupiers have already begun so-called “filtration”. They are hunting for activists and people involved in military affairs. Relatives of these people are also in sight. Men are forcibly mobilized.
On the night of June 24, residents of Zaporizhia heard a number of explosions. It is known that the settlement of Balabyne in the Kushugum community located near the regional center was fired at from rocket-propelled grenade systems. One man was reported wounded. Shelling of Balabyn damaged residential buildings and infrastructure, including low-pressure gas pipelines. Some of the damage to the gas pipelines was repaired by morning.
During the counter-battery fight, the Ukrainian defenders stopped the shelling and destroyed the 9P140 ”Hurricane” multiple rocket launcher, the 152 mm 2A65 ”MSTA-B” howitzer and the enemy’s manpower.
Over the past 24 hours, russian troops also fired at the civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Novoyakovlivka and Hulyaypole from multiple rocket launchers and artillery.
The communities of Zaporizhzhya district which suffered the most from the fighting received construction materials: slabs, films, beams, galvanized sheets, and awnings for emergency repairs. This assistance was provided with involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Zaporizhzhya Oblast Military Administration. Most of the materials were received by the Komyshuva community, which is suffering the daily attacks from occupiers. The rest was handed over to the Kushugum community, which was shelled tonight.
In the village of Velyka Bilozerka, all medicines were taken out of the pharmacy yesterday and the pharmacy was closed. Similar happenings are common in the occupied territories. Access to medicines, food and hygiene is difficult for the population. Some goods are imported from the occupied Crimea, they are expensive.
During the past 24 hours, civilians were evacuated from the temporarily occupied territories. 1282 people were evacuated, 277 of them were children.
The car of the so-called “Head of the Department of Family, Youth and Sports” of the occupation administration Dmytro Slavuchenko was blown up in Kherson. He died on the spot.
The occupiers continue to kidnap Ukrainians. Locals report that in the morning russians arrested the Head of the Belozersk village council, Antonina Cherednyk, and the Deputy Head Volodymyr Posunko. They were blindfolded and taken in an unknown direction.
During the day on June 23 the armed forces of the russian federation fired at Mykolayiv and the territories of the settlements of Bashtansk and Mykolayiv areas. In particular, the Shyrokivsk, Bereznehuvatsk, Kutsurubsk, Voskresensk and Pervomaysk communities came under fire. One person was killed and 17 were injured. Also, in the last few days russians have partially damaged or destroyed 81 non-military objects in Mykolaiv Oblast.
In the morning, russians fired at Mykolayiv and wounded two people. Also, the settlements of the Bereznehuvatsk community in the Bashtansk region and the village of Gorokhivka of the Voskresensk community of Mykolaiv region came under fire.
The military was searching for a local doctor and her grandson under the rubble on the territory of a private house in the village of Velyke Artakove, Bereznehuvatsk community. An air bomb was dropped by russian troops and hit their house.
The day in the community passed quietly.
The danger of rocket attacks remains. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are training. Representatives of the Territory Defense are equipping fortifications to defend the region.
On June 23 in Odessa, representatives of 30 companies presented their open vacancies and met with jobseekers. Everyone had an opportunity to communicate with employers, as well as enroll in training to obtain a new profession.
From the beginning of June, the Odessa labor market started to work. During this period, 30 people were helped to get employed by municipal utility companies. The mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov talked about this in his interview to the journalist of the online edition “Obozrevatel”. According to the mayor, medical and educational institutions of the city are experiencing shortage of personnel. “Work with internally displaced persons is ongoing. We provide humanitarian assistance to those in need. And we help with employment to those who are willing to work”, the mayor noted.
People come together, volunteer and take part in charity events.
Due to a significant increase in fuel and machine oil prices, Odesa carriers are changing fares for city taxis.
The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” held an art-therapy event painting eco-bags.
The enemy fired at Dnipropetrovsk oblast from “Hurricanes”. Three communities were targeted: Apostolove, Grechanopodivsk and Shirokivsk.
The town of Apostolove has a disrupted water and electricity supply. The repair crew cannot reach the damaged power line and restore it, due to the shelling of the area.
Since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion, Dnipropetrovsk oblast has experienced half a thousand air alarms, 160 rockets were fired at the territory of the oblast, 21 civilians were killed.
There was an air alarm due to a threat of a missile strike. In general, the situation in the community is calm and controlled.
The head of the Kirovohrad Oblast Military Administration, Andriy Raykovych, congratulated everyone on Ukraine’s status as a candidate for EU membership.
In the last few days, 108 people arrived in the area. They are residents of Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Luhansk, Kherson, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Sumy oblasts. 76 people have left Kirovohrad oblast.
The oblast council’s enterprise “Regional Center for Services Development” helped nearly a hundred internally displaced people in the Kirovohrad oblast to find permanent or temporary jobs. Specialists from the Oblast Service Development Center also help small businesses with relocation issues. Five companies that have applied to the center for support are already working.
The average landing ship “Yuriy Olefirenko”, named after the Hero of the ATO from Kirovograd region, was awarded the state honorary award “For Bravery and Courage”. “In order to honor the courage and heroism shown during the defense of state sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the decree reads. The average landing ship “Yuriy Olefirenko” was renamed on July 3, 2016. Prior to that, it was called “Kirovograd”.
Six defenders of Ukraine from Kirovohrad region were posthumously decorated with the third degree “Courage” awards. This decree was signed by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on June 21.
Awards were given to five soldiers from the Oleksandriya region: Denys Karpenko, Oleksandr Pryvedenny, Anatoliy Nazarenko, Maksym Melnichko and Mykola Volozhsky.
The Coordinator of AUI “Active Community” provided advice to the IDPs on obtaining documents on the status of an internally displaced person, as well as information on the available resources of employers in the regional center and surrounding communities.
On June 23, Poltava Mayor Oleksandr Mamai chaired a regular meeting of the executive committee. Among other things, during the meeting it was decided to allocate funds under the Program of social security and social protection of the population of Poltava city territorial community “Care” for 2022. It was also decided to transfer the Renault Duster car for combat missions to the 72nd separate mechanized brigade named after the Black Cossacks. In addition, the Program of construction and purchase of housing for certain categories of the population was approved. According to the draft decision, two two-room and one three-room apartments will be purchased for such persons.
Immigrants from the East, South, North and all hot spots of the country went to Poltava and continue to come. Poltava remains the closest city to the demarcation line, which provides shelter to all people who need it.
In Poltava, internally displaced persons can receive one-time humanitarian assistance from the Caritas Poltava Charitable Foundation. Assistance will be provided to: people with disabilities (according to documents), large families (living with 3 or more minor children), single mothers / parents / guardians (living with minor children), pregnant / nursing mothers, single elderly people ( 60+), seriously ill. (https://www.facebook.com/caritas.poltava/posts/1275702699502541)
Fundraising for thermal protection thermal imagers continues. Poltava residents have already donated more than a million hryvnias to thermal imagers. It remains to collect less than 400 thousand hryvnias.
There are almost 46,000 displaced children in Poltava Oblast. They experienced terrible stress. Therefore, with the support of UNICEF in Poltava organized art therapy for children. Actually, art sets for different ages have been created for such classes. One set is designed for 40 children. Contains educational toys, accessories for creativity, pens and pencils, chalk and paint. Poltava region has received 200 such art sets from UNICEF, which are currently donated for classes with children in communities – said Dmitry Lunin.
The team of AUI “Active Community” of Poltava today held an art-therapeutic event “Knights of Fire” and conducted a tour of the Fire Museum for the families of internally displaced persons.
Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk Raion
Air alarm sirens sounded during the day. In general, the last day in the Khmilnytsky community was relatively calm.
The military unit, which mostly consists of Kozyatyn residents (Khmilnyk Raion, Vinnytsia Oblast) and is part of the 59th separate motorized infantry brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk, is currently completing preparations for combat missions. The guys thank you for the money for the car they will need at the front.
The AUI Active Community coordinator spoke with IDPs in Khmilnyk about the ADRA Ukraine charity and explained how it helps conflict victims, displaced persons and their families, orphans, children from orphanages and shelters. , hospital patients and the elderly.
A public space for migrants will be set up in Stryj Park.
The general situation is relatively calm, there were no air alarms.
Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine patrol the border with Belarus. Representatives of the local Territorial Defense units patrol and are on duty at checkpoints.
A second hiding place with ammunition was found near the belarusian border in Rivne Oblast. One kilometer from the border with Belarus in the Sarny district of Rivne Oblast, police together with employees of the Security Service of Ukraine found a cache of ammunition.
More than 2,000 children from Rivne Oblast already attend kindergartens. According to the Department of Education and Science of the Rivne Oblast State Administration, the network of preschool education institutions consists of 535 units, of which 34 work full-time.
In Rivne, local craftsmen make original poverbanks for the military. To do this, use used cigarettes such as Elf Bar. They are being collected by activists of the Rivne Red Black initiative. To date, 15 unusual poverbanks have been made.
The general situation in the region is calm, there were no air alarms. Representatives of the local Territorial Defense units continue to stand guard at checkpoints.
More than 300 internally displaced persons live in the community.
Local deputies handed over unloading kits, first aid kits, turnstiles, knee pads, uniforms, panama hats, mittens and sweets to the soldiers.
Local volunteers weave nets at the Zdovbych Lyceum for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as hand out sweets, napkins, and dressings.
Mayor Oleksandr Simchyshyn held a meeting of the executive committee. 47 issues on the agenda were voted on. Voted for the decision on redistribution of budget funds:
– 500 thousand hryvnias in addition for our military units;
– 860 thousand hryvnias were provided by the police;
– 947 thousand hryvnias for emergency workers;
– 600 thousand hryvnias for the purchase of gas masks;
– 290 thousand hryvnias for food of members of voluntary formations of territorial communities.
Material assistance to city residents has been allocated. Among them are 200 members of volunteer communities in the amount of 607 thousand hryvnias. In total, a one-time financial aid totaling 2.3 million hryvnias has been allocated for 725 such volunteers. Almost 70 more people will be added at the next executive committee.
About 5,000 parcels have been delivered to the defenders with the help of the Volunteer Mail since the beginning of the full-scale war. It was created in Khmelnytsky by the Podillya Volunteers Charitable Foundation. Cars with packages go once a week to places where hostilities continue and where Ukrposhta or Nova Poshta do not work. The service is free for both senders and recipients of parcels.
A series of thematic murals will appear in Khmelnytsky. The first has already decorated the facade of the city hospital, the second is currently being painted in the city center. There will be a total of 12 such murals. They are united by the theme of gratitude to the modern Heroes of Ukraine, who tirelessly approach victory. The creative initiative belongs to the volunteers of the public organization “Ukrainians of the Future”.
AUI Active Community Coordinators worked with IDPs to provide information on the types of assistance that internally displaced persons can receive.
Air raids sounded tonight.
At the invitation of Andriy Sadovy, Mayor Mykhailo Positko is in Lviv with People’s Deputy Ihor Marchuk. The topic of the working trip is industrial parks. A working group on this issue will work in Kamianka next week.
The situation with the passage of budget funds through the Treasury remains unchanged. Payments and various assignments are funded, but the money is still in the accounts of this service. The issue must be resolved soon.
Also, the Department of Social Protection provided information to the Treasury to pay compensation for utilities to people who sheltered internally displaced persons in their homes. Currently, about 23,000 internally displaced persons are registered in this department.
Yesterday, the community sheltered six more IDPs.
The regional coordinator of AUI “Active Community” was a member of the organizing group for a festive concert dedicated to the Constitution Day, which was initiated by public organizations of the city.
Yesterday afternoon in Chernivtsi Oblast the air alarm was sounded twice, now the situation is calm and controlled.
Bukovyna said goodbye to the Heroes who laid down their lives in the struggle for freedom: Senior Lieutenant Oleksandr Savchuk, Staff Sergeant Mykola Martyniuk, Sergeant Oleksandr Bykhovets and Soldier Viktor Bobyk.
Ivan Dansky was born in Bukovyna, but spent all his conscious life with his parents in russia. In 2019, he finally returned to Ukraine with his wife. In Novyi Broskivtsi, the family opened a home-made cheese factory and developed their own business. Ivan received citizenship on January 23, and on February 24 a full-scale war began. He decided to defend Ukraine from the first day.
About 80 thousand hryvnias were collected at the Mykolaychuk OPEN film festival, they will be handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Benefactors from the Hertsaiv Territorial Community bought an SUV. He was recently taken to the Donetsk Oblast for the needs of fighters of 80 separate airborne assault brigades.
About 150 food kits a day are given out by volunteers to IDPs in a humanitarian hub located on Kyivska Embankment in Uzhhorod.
In the headquarters of creative volunteers of Uzhgorod patriotic rings are made of beads.
11-year-old Evelinka Shumovska became a creative volunteer. She is the host of a children’s program on one of the local TV channels. Before the war she held creative master classes for TV viewers, and today for the first time she teaches live to make rings from beads to children who became IDPs due to the war. Creative volunteers plan to hold outdoor games in addition to master classes. So they invite active and sports people who are ready to entertain a child who is forced to hide from the war in a foreign city.
There are hundreds of thousands of IDPs in Zakarpattia, most of them with children. Zakarpattia mobile teams vaccinate migrants. It is very important for them to have access to medical services, including the opportunity to be vaccinated on time in accordance with the Calendar of preventive vaccinations.Last modified: 26 Червня, 2022