Ukraine in brief:
One hundred and six days of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian nation to the russian military invasion continues.
The process of forming the so-called “people’s militia” of belarus has been intensified. Meetings with local residents are held at military commissariats to clarify the need for these units.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy continues to fire on the units of our troops in order to prevent their advance into the temporarily occupied territory.
The enemy did not take any active action in the Slavic direction, trying to gain a foothold on the achieved frontiers. The main focus of the enemy is to replenish stocks and regroup units. He carried out artillery shelling along the line of contact.
In the area of the settlement of Dolyna, artillery units of the Defense Forces inflicted fire damage on the concentration of enemy personnel and military equipment. The losses of the enemy are being clarified.
In the Severodonetsk direction, the occupiers, with the support of artillery units with the support of artillery, carried out assault operations in the city of Severodonetsk, were unsuccessful, and hostilities continued.
On the north-western outskirts of the village of Toshkivka, Ukrainian soldiers successfully repulsed an enemy assault.
The enemy had partial success in the areas of Komyshuvakha and Rota.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers launched a missile strike near the city of Kramatorsk. In order to determine the routes of deployment and weaknesses in the defense of our troops, the enemy conducted reconnaissance in the area of the settlement of Nagirne. Ukrainian soldiers repulsed and forced the enemy to retreat. The enemy conducted air reconnaissance of UAVs in the Kramatorsk and Pokrovsk districts. The enemy did not carry out active offensive operations in the Lyman direction. The situation has not changed in Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhia directions.
In the South Bug area, enemy units, under cover of artillery fire and multiple rocket launchers, are building a system of defensive lines – equipping positions and setting up minefields.
There is a rehabilitation center in Kyiv for victims of sexual violence related to hostilities. There you can get free medical, psychological and medical care. You can choose several options for interaction with the center. It is possible to stay for two weeks, get tested in three days or choose an outpatient option. For additional information on placement at the Rehabilitation Center, please contact the Office of the International Organization for Migration in Ukraine – 527 or 0800505501.
The capital allocates almost 600 million hryvnias from the budget for the reconstruction of the war-torn housing. Another 200 million will come from the Government. There are plans to rebuild a high-rise building that suffered significant damage during the shelling in March.
As of today, a comprehensive passenger inspection system has been launched to strengthen security at Kyiv Central Station. Ukrzaliznytsia urges passengers to arrive 40 minutes before the train leaves.
Demining continues. Over the past 24hrs, pyrotechnics have neutralized 419 explosive devices. And for all time – 40338.
Tonight, a multi-storey building in the city of Novograd-Volynskyi was hit by missiles from Russian troops that took off from the territory of belarus. There is no information about the dead or injured.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine occupy defensive positions in the north of Zhytomyr Oblast, along the border with belarus, and are ready at any moment to repel a possible offensive by the belarusian army.
Representatives of the local defense took part in strengthening the protection of the state border, important facilities and communications, ensuring public safety and order in the settlements of Zhytomyr Oblast, guarding the shelters of the population.
The head of the military administration Vitaliy Bunechko stated that the missile strike on Novograd-Volynsky was carried out from the territory of belarus.
People react differently to the situation, more often discussing the transition of communities to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, constant air alarms and the possible invasion of russian troops through the northern part of Zhytomyr Oblast.
Zhytomyr’s Active Community Coordinator cooperates with volunteer organizations and charitable foundations in providing humanitarian assistance to victims of internally displaced persons, and is implementing the Lublin Program to Support Ukrainians with Disabilities.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins visited Chernihiv. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Ukraine Ilgvars Klyava also visited the Chernihiv Oblast. During the visits, the diplomats said that their countries are considering cooperation and assistance to the region, so they came to assess the extent of destruction, damage and outline prospects for future cooperation.
The Department of Education of the Chernihiv City Council plans to restore the work of several kindergartens in July – those that remained unharmed after the russian shelling. They must have shelters for children.
The russians continue to fire on the borders of Sumy Oblast. Yesterday there was artillery shelling of the Esman community. Recorded 10 hits. In the afternoon, the enemy also opened fire on the territories of Khotyn and Yunakiv communities. They worked with mortars and large-caliber machine guns.
In the Shostka district, as a result of the shelling, the premises of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine were destroyed. It was opened in 2015 to detain illegal migrants. It is not used in war.
The Seredino-Bud community suffered mortar fire. Machine-gun rounds were also heard. The economic civil construction hit.
After 16 hours, russian planes struck two air strikes on the Krasnopil community. 1 person was injured and 1 car was destroyed.
At night, the russian army opened artillery fire on the territory of the Shalyhyn community. There are no casualties or destruction of civilian infrastructure.
Last night, the russian occupiers continued to terrorize the civilian population of the region with massive shelling. In Kharkiv, shells hit a cafe, a school library and a shop. 2 people were killed and 4 were injured. The enemy shelled the village of Tsyrkuny, Malodanilivska United Territorial Community, the villages of Korobochkyne and Pechenihy, Zolochiv, Barvinkove, Balakliya and Pervomaisky. Damaged houses, outbuildings, warehouses and garages. 7 people were injured.
In the village of Elitne, a tractor driver was injured when he exploded in a field on a russian mine. We emphasize once again the importance of cooperation with SES sappers and the military, starting agricultural work!
Fighting continues in the region. In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is focused on defense, bypasses. In the Izyum area, the occupiers are preparing another attempt to attack Slovyansk and Barvinkove.
Over the past 24hrs, the defenders of Ukraine in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions repulsed seven enemy attacks. They destroyed three tanks, two armored combat vehicles, and four units of enemy vehicles. Air defense units shot down six Orlan-10 uncrewed aerial vehicles.
In the Donetsk Oblast, thanks to clear and coordinated actions of reconnaissance and artillery, another enemy plan, which tried to hit the flank of the Ukrainian units, was thwarted.
In particular, the scouts detected the advance of enemy tanks and handed over the coordinates to the artillerymen, who promptly “covered” the enemy armored group.
The battle was short but effective – Ukrainian soldiers destroyed two tanks and MT-LB of the russian occupiers. The rest of the tank crews retreated in panic and refused to take further action. On the same day, artillery units destroyed the firing positions the invaders had set up in the building. According to intelligence, more than ten Russian occupiers were eliminated.
On June 8th, the russians killed four civilians in the Donetsk Oblast, three in Kurakhove, and one in Avdiivka. Another 11 civilians were injured today.
In Kostiantynivka, one person injured in the Luhansk Oblast received medical treatment.
There are reports of 4 deaths in Mariupol, including two children. However, the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha cannot be determined at this time.
Since the beginning of the russian invasion of Ukraine, 486 civilians have been killed and 1256 wounded in the shelling and bombing of Donetsk Oblast.
No hostile actions were recorded in the city.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and local Territorial Defense units are preparing to meet the enemy.
An online meeting on the activities of heat supply companies and the preparation of communities for the heating season 2022-2023 was chaired by Natalia Khotsianivska, Deputy Minister for Community Development and Territory of Ukraine. During the meeting, the participants discussed the current state of heat supply companies, as well as a set of measures necessary to ensure that Ukrainian communities were warm in times of war. The Kramatorsk city community was represented at the meeting by Deputy Mayor Andriy Bezsonny.
In general, the situation is alarming.
The AUI “Active Community” Coordinator continues to coordinate the work of the Humanitarian Aid Center. Today, more than 550 food kits have been issued. There are many requests among citizens for evacuation from the city. Still, at the same time, there are more and more questions about the receipt of humanitarian aid by residents who do not have the opportunity to evacuate.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
The last day was relatively calm in the Pokrovsk community. No casualties or damage were reported. Utilities operate on a full-time basis.
The Myrnohrad community of the Pokrovsk Raion received humanitarian aid from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (office in Dnipro) for shelters in some of the city’s educational institutions.
Another aid in the form of 100 sets of food from the Red Cross Society was received by young Pokrovsk citizens of privileged categories – children with disabilities, children of large families, and children of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired on the positions of Ukrainian units with barrel and jet artillery near Komyshuvakha, Mykolaivka, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Semyhirya, and Mayorske. Russian occupation troops launched missile and air strikes in the settlements of Verkhnyokamyanka, Zolote, Berestove, Slovyansk, and New York.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator was engaged in registering people in need of humanitarian aid in the city of Sloviansk, Donetsk Oblast. When humanitarian assistance arrives at distribution points, it informs people by phone in person and invites them to receive such aid. If a person from another city (not Slovyansk) asks for help, he advises on where to go to get it.
100 000 Ukrainians in Mariupol are forced to fight for their lives every minute. People continue to live in basements due to russian jet artillery’s complete destruction of their homes.
The occupiers stopped the practice of filtering inside Mariupol. Now all those who did not pass the filtration have to go by organized buses to the filtration camps in the villages of Nikolske or Bezimenne. At the compact accommodation point, you must wait a few days for filtration with the risk of being deported to russia. You can go through the filtering by car to the city of Dokuchaevsk, Donetsk Oblast. It takes more than a week to obtain a transfer permit from the Mariupol occupation commandant’s office. The city is blocked from leaving for russia.
The occupiers began to distribute pensions. A huge crowd gathered near the post office. Older people and other retirees are forced to stand in the heat. The queue is painted by the end of the month.
In Severodonetsk, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) control the industrial zone and adjacent residential areas. There is a lot of destruction: a third of the neighborhoods will need new construction. The humanitarian situation in the city is almost critical. There are still about 10 000 people left in Severodonetsk.
On the evening of June 8th, the russian army fired heavily on the Severodonetsk Union of Nitrogen territory. The blasts damaged at least two shops in the chemical plant. One of them is a key one – the ammonia production plant 1-B. However, no chemicals were released into the environment – all fertilizers and chemicals, according to the enterprise’s owner, were removed from the territory on the second day of the war. The bomb shelter on the territory of the plant survived.
During the past 24hrs, the AFU destroyed one self-propelled artillery unit, three armored combat vehicles (including one BBM “Tiger”), and five units of motor vehicles in the Zaporizhzhia direction.
The russian occupiers in Melitopol are looking for additional freezers and industrial refrigerators to preserve the bodies of fallen service members. For this task, they use industrial equipment from local enterprises.
Orikhiv and the Orikhiv community are almost constantly in danger of artillery fire.
Air alarms are often heard in Zaporizhzhia.
Misinformation was spreading around the city about the presence of cholera in the urban water supply. Local laboratories refute these fakes, citing the results of biochemical drinking water studies.
Oleg Korikov, Acting Chairman of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, noted that there is no need for an International Atomic Energy Agency visit to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. For security reasons, it will be possible to return to the planning of the IAEA mission to Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) after the de-occupation of the station site, the city of Enerhodar, and the territory of the NPP observation zone.
The AUI “Active Community” team continues to conduct art therapy classes for children of IDPs and provide advice on assistance to the Ukrainian army.
The occupiers are bypassing the Kherson Oblast with ammunition made in the 1950s. To stop the Ukrainian military, urgently build additional defense lines and replenish combat supplies. The introduction of the russian ruble continues. There is pressure on farmers: the occupiers are capturing some farmers, pressuring them both physically and morally, so that the agricultural business continues to operate and the enemy reaps the harvest. Pass all the coasts for fortification.
A military convoy of cars was spotted near Skadovsk.
In the northern direction, the AFU destroyed: 59 russians, one tank, six armored vehicles, 1 SAM “TOR 1”, and 1 MLRS. In various settlements of the Kherson Oblast, three field warehouses of ammunition of the enemy were destroyed.
People are coming together, trying to survive in the occupied oblast.
The situation is invariably critical. Vodafone base stations are entirely disconnected. There is no other connection at the moment. Sometimes the Internet appears, but it works with a VPN application. Prices are high, and there are problems with the supply of salt. There is one russian pharmacy and a Ukrainian drug exchange. PrivatBank in Skadovsk will not work. Other banks and ATMs do not work. A bus from Kherson to Skadovsk will start running on May 10th.
The so-called “face” of the new government in Skadovsk – Kalinovskaya Tatiana Leonidovna fled through Crimea to russia.
The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” is engaged in volunteering to help the elderly.
The day in the community was peaceful.
The danger of missile strikes remains. The Armed Forces of Ukraine conduct training. Representatives of the local Territorial Defense unit equip fortifications to defend the oblast.
People are united and active, they are engaged in volunteering.
Currently, the situation remains tense due to the threat of missile strike.
The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” provided information to citizens on receiving psychological, informational assistance and humanitarian aid.
The village of Velyka Kostromka came under fire. Residents’ houses were damaged and partially destroyed, no one was injured.
In 36 restaurants of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast IDPs are fed hot lunches for free. In the communities of the oblast food kits are issued. This is an assistance from the World Central Kitchen International Foundation.
Almost 14,000 IDPs were received in the Novomoskovsk Raion. Adults and children who have lost their home are helped by local authorities and volunteers. Since the beginning of the war, the Novomoskovsk Humanitarian Center has provided more than 200 tons of aid, which is almost 5,000 packages.
The sowing has been completed in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Most farmers sowed sunflower – 612.5 thousand hectares, corn – 305.5 thousand hectares, spring barley – 116.4 thousand hectares. Winter wheat is also ripening in fields of more than 750,000 hectares.
A resident of Kryvyi Rih was detained by the Security Service of Ukraine for administering a rashist telegram channel. This resource published information that justified the war in Ukraine, the atrocities in Bucha and Irpin, the facts of looting by russian soldiers.
An air alarm was sounded in the oblast.
In Decree №397 / 2022 “On State Awards of Ukraine”, the President of Ukraine posthumously awarded Lieutenant Anatoliy Sidletsky from the Zavallivka community, Sergeant Leonid Konko from the Novoukrainka community and soldier Vadym Smetansky from Haivoron.
In the Kirovohrad Oblast, another social dormitory was opened in Oleksandrivka (Kropyvnytskyi Raion), due to the fact that IDPs continue to come to the oblast and some remain there. The head of the Kirovohrad oblast military administration Andrey Raykovich reported about it in the morning address.
Kirovohrad Oblast sent more than 3,750 tons of humanitarian aid to the areas most affected by the fighting. Of these, 849.2 tons were sent by the humanitarian headquarters of the oblast military administration, 1,494.03 tons by volunteer organizations, 1,125.16 tons by territorial communities of the oblast, and almost 282.6 tons by other enterprises and organizations.
In Kropyvnytskyi, mosquito nets are sewn for the military. It protects the face and neck. Orders were received from the front line. It was estimated that sewing materials cost five times less money than buying finished products. Nets are sewn by two women from Kropyvnytskyi in the center of the public organization “Razom – my syla” [which means “Together – we are a force”]. The first 12 nets have already been sent to the front.
The regional coordinator of AUI “Active Community” held a game at the Kirovohrad Oblast Library for Youth named after E. Malaniuk. The event was attended by IDP-children and children from Kropyvnytskyi, about 30 people.
Unknown people reported that the Poltava City Council had been mined. Everyone was evacuated. Police and explosives technicians are working on the scene. The mine was reported anonymously by telephone on 102 line [police line].
Cooperation with the international humanitarian mission INTERSOS continues. Today, the city has received assistance, namely hygienic kits for 13 educational institutions where IDPs live. First Deputy Mayor Valery Parkhomenko personally visited one of the centers for internally displaced persons and thanked the INTERSOS office in Poltava.
Volunteers in the Poltava Oblast in the village of Gogolevo prepare noodles for the military – “Gogol’s Javelin”.
The oblast has purchased a party of 300 communications equipment for armed volunteer formations in local communities. These are smartphones with high-capacity batteries, protected and with special software. These phones will be used in the area at observation posts, where volunteers from local communities are on duty. The main purpose of such equipment is to capture hazards and promptly transmit information to the military. 150 phones have already been donated to volunteer groups. Another 150 devices are expected to arrive in the near future.
The team of AUI “Active Community” in Poltava is establishing cooperation with local art therapists to hold another event for families of internally displaced persons. Today the team agreed with a specialist to hold a joint event on June 14.
In general, the situation is calm. There are no enemy military formations on the territory of the community. The representatives of the local Territorial Defense unit patrol the community.
Transport travel in the city is becoming more expensive. There are problems with some products: salt, vinegar, soda and fuel, so most citizens are pessimistic.
The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” disseminated information on fundraising for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk Raion
The day passed quietly. Air defense sirens did not sound. Utilities operate on a full-time basis.
On June 8, 2022, Mayor Mykola Yurchyshyn visited three city kindergartens where IDPs live compactly. During the visit, the head of the community asked whether social services are available to citizens, whether the issues of providing humanitarian and / or food assistance are being comprehensively addressed. He also answered the troubling questions whose solutions are within his competence.
IDPs received utensils, frying pans, electric kettles, hygiene products, laundry and detergents. This aid was donated to the community by the international humanitarian organization “People in Need”.
Recently, a whole batch of motanka-dolls made by Natalia Bashtova from Koziatyn went to Glasgow, Scotland. This is part of a charity project launched by the NGO “Filosofiya sertsya” [which means “Philosophy of the Heart”]. Charms created by the Koziatyn craftswoman will be sold to charity.
The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” of Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk Raion talked with the deputy chairman of Khmilnyk raion council Vasyl Karpinets about further cooperation.
The overall situation is relatively quiet, there was one air raid alarm.
Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine patrol the border with belarus. The Territorial Defense units patrol the territory of the oblast and keep watch at checkpoints.
57 communities of the oblast allocated funds for the purchase of military uniforms. The Rivne Oblast Military Administration purchased 1,556 bulletproof vests. Bullet-proof vests for the territorial defense units of the oblast were distributed and transferred according to the territorial principle on the basis of the allocated funds.
Rivne “Emergency Medical Care” will be able to receive the geolocation of patients and maintain video communication with them. The United Kingdom has provided Ukraine with the opportunity to implement the GoodSAM application into the emergency medical care system for free. Currently, the application is being implemented in the regions, and in particular on the basis of the Rivne Oblast Center for Emergency Medical Care.
The Ukrainian-Polish company MAS Systems was relocated to the Rivne Oblast from Kyiv.
One of the communities of the Rivne Oblast sent another batch of humanitarian aid to the Kharkiv Oblast, more than 1.5 tons of relief supplies received from Germany from Martin Ritter, the owner of Deddens Agro LLC. This business is located on the territory of the community.
In Chicago, Maksym Zakharchuk from Rivne organized a charity art evening “Art can save lives”, during which funds were raised to help Ukraine. In total, they managed to raise almost 33 thousand US dollars.
The situation in the city and the community is under control.
The Center for Support of Mariupol Residents will be opened in Khmelnytskyi. There, IDPs from the hero city will be able to get psychological counseling and medical care, relief supplies kits and assistance in finding employment. The center will be located on Heroes of Mariupol Street, 5. It is due to start operating in two weeks.
In the Khmelnytskyi community, the project “NEAR” (next to you) was launched, aimed at providing support and recovery through sports. It is planned to involve students from 42 schools. It will last for two and a half months. The project provides for three locations: sports, psychological and medical.
Soldiers of the 89th Battalion of the Khmelnytskyi Territorial Defense Forces are undergoing intensive theoretical and practical training for combat operations, as they will soon set out to defend Ukraine’s borders from the russian invaders.
Today the deputies worked in the session hall. Issues related to the support of the military, as well as land issues were considered. The issue of renaming toponymic objects was on the agenda. However, some of the deputies expressed their opinion on this matter, without even voting for the adoption of the proposal as a basis.
The exhibition “Kamianets Spring” continues to be held in the Exhibition Hall of the museum on Soborna Street, where more than 100 works by 50 artists are presented.
The regional coordinator of the AUI “Active Community”, as a member of the toponymic commission, was present at the session of the City Council. Along with the humanitarian aid received by the humanitarian center, with which the coordinators of the AUI “Active Community” work at the Abetka Publishing House, more than 100 drawings and letters were received from Israeli children. The coordinators, together with other public organizations, have started preparing an exhibition, which will run at 29a Soborna Street in the Exhibition Hall, approximately from June 17. Today, drawings and letters have been framed.
During the day, еру air raid alarm sounded twice in the oblast, now the situation is under control.
Since February 24, Ukrainians who have left their homes because of the war have been helped in every possible way in Bukovyna. More than 103,000 internally displaced persons have already found shelter, 33,000 of them are children. They live in communal social institutions. They are provided with everything they need. At the same time, the Oblast Military Administration will be grateful for help in this matter.
As part of the UN World Food Program, the Nedoboivtsi community received humanitarian aid – flour and peas. It will be delivered to satisfy the needs of IDPs who currently live in communal institutions of the community, and will be distributed to the families of mobilized servicemen.
Humanitarian aid from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) arrived in Bukovyna. Benefactors donated one and a half thousand mattresses to the oblast.
In Chernivtsi, a married couple, artists Anastasia Merezhko and Maksym Rybalko, sell their canvases that survived the occupation in Bucha. In this way, they want to help the military and the residents of their hometown.
Samples of protective defense structures made on 3D printers were presented in the oblast. This innovative technology in Ukraine was first introduced by the Czech company ICE Industrial Services. With the help of the latest equipment, it can quickly erect concrete structures of varying complexity.
A charity festival in support of displaced children will be held on June 11 on Teatralna Square in Uzhhorod from 5 to 7pm. The festival program includes entertainment, animators, educational and dance master classes, etc.
In Uzhgorod, master classes are held for children of IDPs by famous Transcarpathian artists. They were organized by participants of the charity educational initiative “Knowledge for you”. The best works from the pupils, as well as lots from the artists will be subsequently sold at a charity auction.
In Uzhgorod, on the small stage of the Transcarpathian Oblast Palace of Children and Youth Creativity “PADIYUN”, students of the theater studio “Syntez” presented a comedy “Dressing table “by a Transcarpathian writer Viktoria Andrusiv. This is the second play by the author, which is successfully performed by young actors.
About a thousand IDPs in Uzhhorod eat for free in the Transcarpathian Gastronomic Battalion. According to the battalion’s personnel manager, Valeria Popovych, the IDPs are fed twice a day for the money of charitable organizations. In order to get a free breakfast or lunch, IDPs need to show their passport with a residence permit at the entrance to the Gastronomic Battalion.Last modified: 18 Червня, 2022