Ukraine in brief:

The 87th day of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion continues.

The greatest activity of the enemy continues to be concentrated in the Eastern Operational Zone.

In the north of Ukraine, the situation has not undergone significant changes. The enemy fired at the settlements of Semenivka, Bleshnia, and Hirsk in the Chernihiv Oblast. Russians launched missile attacks on targets in the Zhytomyr and Poltava oblasts.

In the Kharkiv Oblast, the enemy continues to conduct hostilities to hold the occupied positions. During the day, the enemy carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Velyka Komyshuvakha and Dovhenke in the Kharkiv Oblast.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy is trying to break through the defenses of Ukrainian troops and reach the administrative borders of the Luhansk Oblast. The enemy fired, using the entire range of weapons, including aviation, on the positions of the Ukrainian Defense Force units and civilian targets along the line of contact. In addition, russians launched airstrikes on civilian infrastructure facilities in the areas of the settlements of Vrubivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Bakhmut in the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy continues to prepare for an offensive in the Lyman sector. With the support of aviation and artillery, the invaders conducted assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Lypove, Vasylivka, Marinka, and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk Oblast but failed in that. The enemy inflicted an airstrike on the territory of Mykilske, Volnovakha Raion in Donetsk Oblast.

The enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Vremivka in the Donetsk Oblast and Olhivske, Zatyshshia, Huliaipolie, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, and Kamianske in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

In the Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts, the invaders did not conduct active hostilities. The main efforts were focused on holding the occupied boundaries and conducting reconnaissance and activities to equip and strengthen their positions. They continue mortar and artillery shelling of settlements near the contact line.

The enemy suffers heavy losses in the war waged on the territory of Ukraine. Defenders of Ukraine continue to defend Ukrainian land heroically.

Northern oblasts

Kyiv Oblast

Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa visited Irpin. He saw firsthand the levels of destruction and violence that are absolutely horrendous. Also, the city, ruined by russian occupation troops, was visited by Simone Luedtke, the burgomaster of the German city of Borna.

Thanks to Starlink stations, the Kyiv Oblast educational process is being resumed. The Starlink satellite Internet station was donated to the school in the village of Andriyivka, Makariv Raion.

Chernihiv Oblast

Today, mortar shelling was registered in the direction of the villages of Hremiach, Mykolaivka, and Kucherivka.

Sumy Oblast

Russian occupation troops continue to shell the Bilopillia community on the border with russia. A russian helicopter fired a missile at the outskirts of one of the settlements on the border between the Kharkiv and Sumy oblasts. In the afternoon, the Sumy Oblast was shelled by Grad MLRS from the territory of russia. In total, about 15 shots were made.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Over the past day, the russian invaders fired at Oleksiyivka and Saltivka using multiple launch rocket systems. In the evening, shelling caused a fire in the pavilions of one of the Kharkiv city’s markets.

In the Oblast the enemy shelled Derhachi, Mala Danylivka, Chuhuiv Raion, and Tsyrkuny. The missile strike destroyed the House of Culture in Lozova.

The invaders fired at the Zolochiv community at night, and some residential houses caught fire. In total, 20 people were wounded during the day due to russian aggression. A 66-year-old woman was killed in Derhachi.

In the Kharkiv Oblast, the enemy tries to hold the occupied positions. The hottest situation is in the Izium sector. But the Ukrainian troops hold their ground and do not allow the enemy to move forward. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) liberated Vilkhivka, which had been under occupation since the first days of the full-scale war. After the liberation, the village gradually returns to normal life. In the village, the invaders destroyed almost 90% of the houses. Currently, law enforcement officers record all the crimes of the russian army.

Donetsk Oblast

Eleven enemy attacks were repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk sectors over the past day; eight tanks, three artillery systems, ten armored combat vehicles, three special armored vehicles, and six enemy motor vehicles were destroyed.

On May 20th, the invaders killed three more civilians in the Donetsk Oblast, all three in the Lyman community: in Lyman, Novoselivka, and Sosnove. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, we know russians have killed about 400 civilians in the Donetsk Oblast. Another 5 people were wounded today.


Explosions and large-caliber artillery have been heard in the city throughout the day. Some damage has been reported with no information about casualties to date. The AFU and local Territorial Defense units prepared themselves to meet the enemy.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has obtained irrefutable evidence of russian invaders’ complicity in the missile strike of the railway station in Kramatorsk on April 8th, which left 61 killed and 121 wounded. A range of investigations into the missile trajectory and other factors have allowed establishing the strike was dealt from the territory of the Donetsk Oblast under temporary occupation by russia since 2014. The experts confirm a guided single-stage solid-fuel 9М79-1 missile, widely known as Tochka-U, with a submunition charge. According to the SSU, several Tochka-U systems have been stationed and used for eight years on the occupied territories of Donetsk Oblast. SSU investigation officers continue their job adding the body of evidence to the criminal proceedings under Art. 438 (Breach of Laws and Customs of War) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Standing in the line to get humanitarian aid, one can hear many stories from the locals. One of them is from a woman who lost her home to shelling. The documents went up in flames, and she cannot officially register or claim compensation from the government yet. It is impossible to reinstate the documents officially as the local government authorities are inoperative. Thanks to volunteers, she is receiving foodbank aid, and, despite all the hardships, she can look after a dozen stray animals in her care.

The situation in the community is of utter fragility. The news of the natural gas supply cut published by a media outlet has contributed to panicky moods among the residents. The situation around Bakhmut, Slovyansk, and Siversk only add to the gloom.

An AUI “Active Community” coordinator has arranged a city-seeing tour for French journalists. The media representatives have been able to talk to the local victims of the shelling and show the real situation in the city.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

The russians supported by artillery and aviation, are on an offensive on the population center of Novomykhaylivka (to the west from Donetsk and the south from Maryinka); the hostilities continue. The invaders made an unsuccessful attempt to attack in the direction of Maryinka.

AFU service members have repelled the enemy attacks. Local Territorial Defense units have been on duty in the Pokrovsk community. The past 24 hours in the community have been relatively calm. The situation is stable. The utility services are operating in normal mode. No information about casualties or damage has been reported.

Volunteers have distributed special mattresses and personal hygiene kits to individuals with the first group of disabilities; individuals under the care of the territorial center receiving assistance at home have been brought food kits by welfare employees. The local health care workers have received necessary medications and consumables from their peers in Chernivtsi.

Pokrovsk residents who evacuated to Kropyvnytskyi have planted rose bushes on the ring road between Andriy Matviyenko and Yevhen Malaniuk streets. The planting ceremony also involved Kirovohrad Oblast Military Administration Head Andriy Raikovych, deputy mayor Oleksandr Mosin and City Council Secretary Oleh Koliuka. The action of presenting saplings from the Pokrovsk nursery Roses and Gardens of Donbas to cities of Ukraine kicked off on the initiative of City Mayor Ruslan Trebushkin. Pokrovsk residents who have moved to different parts of Ukraine plant flowers in host population centers to thank locals for the warm welcome.


There is active enemy combat action in the area of Donetsk in the direction of Severodonetsk, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Kurakhovo.

The situation in the community is outright dangerous. The town is being shelled daily. Medical assistance has been given in Bakhmut to three individuals wounded in the Luhansk Oblast.

An AUI “Active Community” coordinator has been advising on evacuation options for individuals with disabilities.


BABYLON’13 Amalgamation has screened a farewell movie, The Fortress of Mariupol, shot by the city defender Dmytro Kozatskyi under the nickname of Orest on the last day before the Ukrainian military’s exit from the territory of Azovstal Mill.

Southern oblasts

Zaporizhzhya Oblast

Russian invaders have stepped up air reconnaissance with UAVs in the Oblast, the Defence Force Command of Zaporizhzhya Oblast informs. The missions have been explicitly held in the area of Orikhiv, Huliaypolye, Liubymivka, Uspenivka, Pryjutne, and Zelenyi Hai. Movements of columns of enemy military equipment have also been reported.


The enemy troops are strengthening their positions and increasing the number of checkpoints. The invading ‘government’ has been working in a typical mode. The occupation persists. The city mayor is working remotely and partaking in volunteer efforts.

Residents of the occupied raion are exhausted; some are rather exasperated about the lack of change in the situation. Those able are leaving the city and the Oblast though the invaders sometimes ban people from leaving the city. A new military administration has been proclaimed; it attempts to govern the raion.

The situation in Skadovsk Raion remains critical, with foodstuffs being brought in from the Crimea, pharmacies closed (medicine exchange being the only option), and bank institutions inoperative. The utility companies operate a half-day mode. The number of collaborators increases. There are many volunteers, though.

An AUI “Active Community” coordinator has assessed the situation in the raion and prepared recommendations for IDPs for those requesting such information.

Mykolaiv Oblast

The russians hit the base of the construction company in the Mykolaiv Oblast for the second time. The base is completely destroyed.

Central Oblasts 

Kirovohrad Oblast

An air raid was announced – there was a missile strike threat. Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) guarded the Oblast’s borders and military facilities. Representatives of the local Territorial Defense units were on duty at checkpoints and patrolled the city with police. The general situation in the regional center is under control.

Residents move freely around the city and visit shops, food, and arboretum. A theater square was opened in Alexandria. There were pedestrian alleys, benches, outdoor lighting, decorative trees, and flowers. For guests of the city fleeing from enemy aggression, a sports and recreation event was organized at the Borets Sports Club. The event was held for sports and psychological rehabilitation of children from IDPs families. Boys and girls took part in competitions in darts, frisbee, checkers, and table hockey. The winners and prize-winners of the competition were awarded diplomas from the Department of Youth and Sports of Kropyvnytskyi City Council, the city center of physical health “Sports for All”, and all young athletes received certificates and souvenirs with Olympic symbols from the regional branch of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine.

In the Kirovohrad Oblast, it is planned to create the newest center for coordination of actions of all governing bodies and forces of civil protection of the Oblast. It will monitor, collect, process, and summarize information about the situation in the area of ​​emergency or event, the press service of the State Emergency Service (SES) said.

The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” provided IDPs with advice on obtaining IDP status documents and information on the available resources of the regional center’s employers and surrounding communities.

Poltava Oblast

First Deputy Mayor Valery Parkhomenko, together with the director of the utility company “Poltava-Service” Denis Polishchuk and the director of the utility company “Institute of Urban Development” Tetiana Tatarina, met with representatives of craft production. During the meeting, they considered the proposal of entrepreneurs to hold a fair of their products for residents and IDPs at one of the city’s locations. The city authorities are ready to support craft producers. After all, it is important to promote the products of domestic producers and support small businesses.

The Head of the Myrhorod Raion Military Administration was detained on suspicion of receiving a bribe. The official demanded 500 000 UAH from the company’s founder for not obstructing business activities. After transferring part of the funds to the account indicated by the chief, he was detained by police.

In Poltava, near the Holy Dormition Cathedral, five soldiers who died in the war with russia were growing up.

Poltavaelectroavtotrans is preparing to resume operation of 12 of its 18 buses next week. The utility hopes that the government’s decision to lower fuel prices will allow them to buy fuel and restore buses. In the village of Kolomatske in Poltava Oblast, a monument to the founder of the communist party of Bulgaria was dismantled, a bust of communist Dmitry Blagoev. He was an ally of lenin and one of the founders of communist international.

Dozens of spectators gathered for a concert dedicated to Europe Day at the Theater Square in Poltava. A towel called the “Towel of Unity” was presented. It was entered in the register of the National Record of Ukraine as the longest towel. Performances of Gogol Theater artists and famous soloists of Poltava Oblast continue.

The team of AUI “Active Community” of Poltava accompanied a person with disabilities who came from Kharkiv to Poltava to apply for documents in social services.

Vinnytsia Oblast


A siren was constantly sounding in the city. The Head of the Vinnytsia Oblast State Administration, Serhiy Borzov, said that air defense forces had shot down an enemy missile near Nemyriv. The military worked perfectly. The military worked perfectly. Local Territorial Defense units conducted patrols in the Khmilnytsky community.

The last day in the community was relatively calm. The situation is stable. Utilities operate on a full-time basis.

The Khmilnyk community received humanitarian aid from:

Fundacja Rozwoju Kardiochirurgii im. prof. Zbigniewa Religi / Poland / and Uniclinic RWTH AACHEN / Germany / for community health facilities (neonatal incubators, perfusors, medicines, dressings, wound healing medicines, rescuing wounded and sick soldiers).

an international organization headquartered in America -https: // in partnership with the International Society for Human Rights in Lvivhttps: // (hygienic kits).

Charitable organization “International Charitable Foundation” Hands of Friends “Kramatorsk according to the distribution plan from the UN Office UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration (family hygiene kits, as well as blankets, mattresses, and towels).

– residents of the city and commune of Berawa in the Republic of Poland (hygiene and care products, food, animal feed).

– residents of the city of Milan in the Italian Republic (clothing, long-term storage products).

– residents of the German city of Siegburg (first aid kits, hygiene products, and fast food).

In just two days in the Khmilnyk Raion, 5 church communities and their abbots decided to resign from the moscow patriarchate. People with priests made a request and submitted it to Metropolitan Simeon of Vinnytsia and Bar.

Coordinators of AUI “Active Community” Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk Raion of Vinnytsia Oblast O. Tanenok and N. Mashir were preparing for a therapeutic event for IDPs, which will take place on May 22nd.


There are no enemy troops on the territory of the community. In the Vinnytsia Oblast, in the Nemyriv community, a missile was shot down by the air defense system. Local Territorial Defense unit patrolled the community. The general situation is stable; all spheres of life in the city work.

Western oblasts

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

Despite one air alert, the situation in Prykarpattya is stable and under control.

Rivne Oblast

The general situation is relatively calm. There was one air alert during which an enemy missile hit an object of military infrastructure. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) patrol the border with belarus. The local Territorial Defense unit patrol and is on duty at checkpoints.

On May 21st, russian occupation troops launched a missile strike on a military infrastructure facility in the Rivne Oblast. The head announced this information from the Oblast Military Administration, Vitaly Koval. He also noted that no one was killed, but six people were injured. All of them were provided with assistance in medical institutions of the Rivne Oblast. The condition of the victims is stable.

In Rivne, IDPs decorated handkerchiefs to raise money for the AFU. The handkerchiefs will be given abroad to volunteers for sale. The proceeds will be donated to the Ukrainian military.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast


Air alarms sounded in the city again. On the occasion of Science Day, the community celebrated gifted children who have worked hard over the past year and achieved great success. Young scientists, winners of Olympiads, and scientific and creative competitions were awarded cash prizes from the community budget for UAH 117 000.

Today, in joint prayer, the people of Kamianets-Podilskyi asked for peace and victory for Ukraine, protection for Ukrainian soldiers, and support for those who lost their loved ones due to enemy missiles. Today, citizens remember the innocently killed and tortured children. Lonely toys along the path to the stele “Hero cities of Ukraine” remind of them.

Coordinators of AUI “Active Community” took part in the official opening of the courtyard near the Central City Library. The AUI “Active Community” team was directly involved in this event, as it proposed to solve the issue of the yard arranging at the expense of the Public Budget when creating the “Community Development Map”. And today, the opening took place.

Zakarpattia Oblast

It was calm in Zakarpattia. At the Ukrainian-Slovak border checkpoint “Uzhhorod-Vyshne Nemetske”, migrants from Ukraine are traveling to Slovakia and the Czech Republic in search of a better life.

As part of a series of events dedicated to Embroidery (Vyshyvanka) Day, a master class on drawing was organized for internally displaced children living in the dormitory of Uzhhorod National University. The children created patriotic drawings on paper and asphalt.

In Berehove town, a raion hospital named after B. Linner received medical equipment worth UAH 22 million. The Head of Zakarpattia Oblast Military Administration, Viktor Mykita, said that the next stage of the joint project of the Zakarpattia Oblast Military Administration and the Hungarian Ecumenical Assistance Service for the construction and equipment of the hospital had been completed.

Today, the AUI “Active Community” coordinators held a master class on embroideries.

Last modified: 25 Травня, 2022