Ukraine in Brief:
The 67th day of the Ukrainian people’s heroic struggle against the russian military invasion goes on.
The enemy continues its full-scale military aggression against Ukraine and an offensive in the East Operational Zone.
There has been no active enemy action in the Volyn and Polissya directions.
In the Chernihiv Oblast, the enemy was firing at Ukrainian positions in the area of Senkivka. The russians carried out UAV-supported air surveillance in the direction of Sumy to ascertain Ukrainian troops’ positions.
In the Kharkiv Oblast, the enemy used mortars to shell positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the area of Udy and Prudianka. The russian invaders sustained losses in the vicinity of Staryi Saltiv. The enemy also had attempted an offensive in the Izyum direction but met no success and suffered staffing and equipment losses.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the enemy attempted to take full control of Rubizhne and Popasna but saw no success and sustained losses.
The russian invaders failed to succeed in their attempts to onslaught Ozerne and Maryinka. Russian occupation troops have also taken losses in the area of Vremivka and Zelene Pole.
The enemy further takes combat action to close in on the administrative margins of the Kherson Oblast and create advantageous conditions for an offensive on Mykolayiv and Kryvyi Rih.
The russian invaders keep committing illegal actions against Ukrainians on the temporarily occupied territories; they hamper the free movement of citizens onto the territory of Ukraine not captured by the russians. The invaders also continue with attempts to set up a so-called government system on occupied territories but are opposed by the Ukrainians.
Parts of destroyed equipment used by the russians in the war against Ukraine have been put on display in the center of the capital.
The new exhibits include the empennage of russia’s Su-25SM jet. According to the information, the ground attack plane with the tail number RF-91961 belonged to the 18th Ground Attack Regiment of russia’s air and space force. The invaders probably used the jet to bomb Irpin. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) downed the plane on March 2nd in the area of Vyshehrad village.
Restoration works continue in the Oblast. The Ukrainian services are clearing the de-occupied territories from land mines. Mobile communications have been restored on 90% of Oblast territory. It has also been due to the Starlink satellite internet communication system. Centers for administrative service delivery have been coming back to life in de-occupied population centers.
Ruslan Borovyk, a ‘cyborg’ and defender of the Donetsk Airport known by his soldier name Baghdad, died in the war with russia. During russia’s invasion of Donbas, he was assigned to the 90th Paratroopers Battalion based with the 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade (now Assault Airborne Force). Before that, he had taken part twice in the military actions in Iraq from 2004 to 2005.
Former member of Parliament and ex Novohrad-Volynskyi Raion Council Chair Viktor Honcharuk died in the fight near Kharkiv. Restoration works continue in the Oblast. The specialists have surveyed a bridge over Irsha on the Kyiv-Kovel-Yahodyn highway. The utility services repaired the damaged roof slates on buildings in Chernyakhiv and Malyn.
The State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES) staff continue mine-clearing works in the Oblast. Some 262 explosive devices have been rendered safe in the past 24 hours.
The Security Service of Ukraine neutralized a russian sabotage and reconnaissance group that was preparing an act of terrorism. The group had plans to downing a commercial plane with Stinger MANPAD over the territory of either russia or belarus to blame Ukraine and its partners for the attack. The Defense Minister of Ukraine paid a visit to the population centers in the Chernihiv Oblast freed from the russian invaders to decorate defenders of Chernihiv.
Three health care institutions in Chernihiv, a cardiology center, a TB dispensary, and a diagnostic center for victims of Chornobyl, have been totaled by russian bombardments.
The Head of the Seredyna-Buda community, suspected of treason, was detained by a court until June 27th with a bail of 1 488 600 hryvnias. “According to the investigation, the man probably assisted the aggressor state in carrying out subversive activities. In particular, he provided information on the movement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and their types of weapons. The official probably planned to “hand over” the city to the occupiers” during the occupation, as reported in the Zarichne court.
Yesterday, the Office of the General Prosecutor announced that the Chairman of the Buryn City Council, his deputy, and one of the deputies of the City Council are suspected of cooperation with the aggressor state and material support of russian armed forces. According to the investigation, during the occupation of the Buryn community and Konotop Raion by russian troops, they agreed to cooperate with the aggressor state.
During the day, the russians inflicted three artillery strikes on Kharkiv. The Saltivka sleeping area was under intense enemy fire. A woman in the Bohodukhiv community died due to the russian shelling.
However, the intensity of shelling in the Kharkiv Oblast is declining as the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) liberate settlements. Yesterday, Kutuzivka, which the russians had occupied for more than two months, was released. The village was broken and looted. The occupiers expelled civilians from their homes. Hundreds of people were forced to live in cold basements. Currently, the Ukrainian army and authorities are delivering humanitarian aid to Kutuzivka.
The situation remains alarming. Explosions were heard in the city, but the destruction or casualties were not officially announced. The AFU and the Territorial Defense Forces are preparing to meet the enemy.
Many residents return to the city to collect their belongings and take away the abandoned pets. The AUI “Active Community” coordinator coordinated an evacuation bus that took people out of hot spots in the north of the Oblast.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
The russians attempted to break through the defenses of the Ukrainian army on the front line. But russian occupation troops were defeated. The AFU repulsed the occupiers. Territorial Defense Forces are on duty in the city and at checkpoints.
The last day in the community was relatively calm. Utilities continue to operate normally and supply gas, electricity, and water. The operational headquarters is open 24/7. All community leaders are in their workplaces.
The situation in the Myrnograd community is stably under control. The fighting does not subside. Evacuation by rail is underway. One evacuation train left Pokrovsk station for Chop, Zakarpattia Oblast. The city authorities are offering assistance in evacuating the elderly to safe oblasts.
Today, the Ukrainian authorities began the evacuation of civilians hiding at the Azovstal plant. The first group of 100 people is already moving to the territories controlled by Ukraine.
Severodonetsk and Lysychansk withstood six massive artillery shells. Rubizhne and Popasna were attacked three times each. As a result, 12 more houses became uninhabitable. Five of them are high-rise buildings in Severodonetsk, and two more are located in Rubizhne. Two private homes were also set on fire in this city. In Komyshuvakha, the village council building, a school, and an apartment building were destroyed. A gas pipeline was cut off in Lysychansk. It is currently known about one dead man who received non-life-threatening injuries on the night of April 29-30th in Novodruzhesk.
Authorities and volunteers are evacuating locals despite the danger. Up to 10% of locals remain in Severodonetsk.
The Zelenodolsk city community was shelled at night. People were not injured.
In the afternoon, a rocket was fired at the warehouses of an agricultural enterprise in the Synelnykiv Raion. One warehouse had grain, and the other was empty. Buildings were destroyed.
The enemy did not abandon attempts to break through the defense of the Kryvyi Rih Raion to attack Kryvyi Rih and Mykolayiv but failed. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and the Territorial Defense Forces give them a decent rebuff.
The russians shelled a village in the Synelnykiv Raion. The private yard was affected. The woman was injured. An enemy drone was shot down over Synelnykov. 22 jeeps were brought to Dnipro for the needs of the army and Territorial Defense Forces. Most of the funds were raised by the TAPS Ukraine Foundation.
The Kirovohrad Oblast has its role in the plan to restore Ukraine, said Andriy Raikovych, the Head of the Kirovohrad Oblast State Administration. One of the priority tasks is to build housing for migrants. Construction will take place using the technology of rapid housing construction.
In general, the day was calm. The AFU guarded the Oblast’s borders and military facilities. Troops were on duty at checkpoints and patrolled the city with police.
Robots are being built in the city. In Kropyvnytskyi, it can be done free of charge at the Robotics Club, which operates at the Chizhevsky Scientific Library. All young residents of Kropyvnytskyi and children of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who came to the city are invited to join the robot simulation. The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” was looking for temporary housing for IDPs.
On the night of May 1st in the Poltava Oblast, one air alarm and two more sounded before noon. 611 thousand hectares of crops were sown in the Poltava Oblast. Sugar beet and spring rapeseed have been completed – 100% of the planned area. Earlier, the sowing of early cereals was completed.
Monuments to Russian Communist war criminal Mykola Vatutin are being dismantled in the Poltava Oblast. Oleg Pustovgar, a regional representative of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance (UINP) in Poltava Oblast, made a statement through the Cabinet of Ministers’ government hotline. In particular, Pustovgar proposes civilly dismantling and moving the monuments to the State Museum-Reserve in Putyvl – “Park of the Soviet period” in the Sumy Oblast.
24 athletes from the Poltava Oblast take part in the Summer Deaflympics, which start today in Brazil. They will compete in three sports. These are table tennis (3 players), football (10 players), and karate (11 participants). A total of 240 athletes and coaches from Ukraine came to the competition.
The Ecopark in Kovalivka continues to accept migrant animals from the Kharkiv Feldman Ecopark – baboons, Himalayan bears, wolves, donkeys, and others. Today in Poltava, there will be a concert, “Military Standup Therapy”, organized by a comedian from Kharkiv Dmitry Tyutyun, and the funds raised will be donated to the AFU needs.
The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” in the online format, for all comers, conducted the first lesson of the conversational club “Ukrainian – above all!”.
In the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, units of the operational group of russian troops have been brought into full combat readiness, and security forces have been transferred to an enhanced mode of service. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have been transferred to an enhanced version of service. Territorial Defense Forces are on duty in the community.
In the Khmelnytsky City Territorial Community, displaced families can register for multi-purpose assistance with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
A master class on making patriotic souvenirs from salt dough was held in the choir room of the House of Culture, conducted by Yulia Bondar, the head of the circle of art and decorative arts. More than 25 children who were forced to leave their homes and children from the community took part in this interactive event. They chose the templates they liked: yellow and blue hearts, maps of Ukraine, and dreams. The children sculpted their work with enthusiasm in a friendly, positive atmosphere. At the end of the event, everyone took their souvenir in memory and thanked them for the interesting event.
In the historical museum of Khmilnyk, master classes “Vytynanka (folk art paper cutting) with their own hands” were held. The master class was conducted by the fine arts teacher of Khmelnytsky school of arts, Kozachenko V.E. Children from Mariupol, Dnipro, Chernihiv, and Kyiv and their mothers became acquainted with beautiful decorative art – embossing, the symbolism of signs, and colors. They created two excerpts, “Tree of Life” and “Easter Still Life,” with enthusiasm and Easter mood.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator met with the assistant to the People’s Deputy, who announced possible support for the displaced. https://fb.watch/cKk5DRTr_V/
Another 89 people were resettled in the Oblast. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of russia into Ukraine, the total number is – 337 thousand. A significant number of people settled in the private sector on their own.
The situation is relatively calm, and there were no air alarms. The AFU patrol the border with belarus. Territorial Defense Forces are patrolling and on duty at checkpoints. Residents of Rivne Oblast have the opportunity to use a telegram bot to find a job. Citizens are united and help volunteer headquarters financially and immaterially.
The situation in the Oblast is under control. 19 vehicles were handed over to the AFU from the penalty area, which will be able to transport the wounded. The cars were confiscated from drunk drivers.
Khmelnytsky’s psychologists have united to provide professional support to those in need. There are ten coaches-psychologists working with children and 8 with adults. There are both regular visitors and those who join for the first time. Coordinators of AUI “Active Community” advise migrants on assistance and registration conditions.
There are international charities in the city that monitor the situation of IDPs and the assistance provided by the local community. They are pleasantly surprised by the level of support for IDPs in the city and are ready to cooperate. The first lady of Poland, Agatha Kornhauser-Duda, who personally visited Kamianets-Podilskyi and expressed her respect and support, is also fond of the Ukrainian people.
The Rozmay Charitable Volunteer Center managed to raise the necessary amount to buy a car for the defenders of Ukraine. All concerned people joined the charity gathering. The car has already gone to the front and humanitarian aid to the military. The number of people coming to Kamenets from the oblasts of hostilities is significantly reduced. Yesterday, 20 IDPs were registered – from Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, and Kharkiv oblasts.
Already 174 people have expressed a desire to acquire a new profession on the platform of the educational hub of Kamianets-Podilskyi. 337 courses were registered. Today for children of the city community and IDPs, in the park of Heroes of the Euromaidan, the official opening of a playground with pavilions will occur. There will be distinguished guests, games, and a master class from the Cubans.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator delivered humanitarian aid to one of the villages, where the local pastor received migrants from hotspots and took part in loading humanitarian goods to Kyiv and then distributing them to those in need.
Surveillance and analytics have been put in place to help law enforcement officers identify suspects and sabotage and reconnaissance groups in Zakarpattia Oblast.
The Hungarian government has allocated another 200 million forints for the Hungary Helps program in Zakarpattia.
11th grader from Zakarpattia Dmytro Nemchyk won the world’s largest international competition of school projects on ecology, “Olympics of Genius,” founded by Terra Science and Education in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology.Last modified: 2 Травня, 2022