The 90-day heroic confrontation of the Ukrainian people against the russian military invasion continues.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to conduct active offensive operations, trying to break through the defenses of Ukrainian troops and reach the administrative borders of Luhansk Oblast.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly. There is still a threat of enemy missiles and airstrikes from the territory of belarus. The aggressor launched airstrikes on civilian and military infrastructure in the Sumy Oblast.
In the Kharkiv and Slovyansk directions, the enemy did not take active action, conducted reconnaissance, and carried out measures to create favorable conditions for the resumption of the offensive.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy launched airstrikes on civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Kramatorsk, Lyman, and Slovyansk.
With the support of artillery and aircraft, the enemy is advancing in the direction of Lyman and the direction of Severodonetsk. The hostilities continue.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy is advancing in the areas of the settlements of Lypove and Bilohorovka.
At the same time, the enemy does not stop mortar and artillery shelling of the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and civilian infrastructure in the areas of Avdiivka, Pisky, and Mariinka.
In the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the occupiers carried out attacks by assault and army aircraft. The enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the South Bug direction.
The occupiers continue to violate the rights of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territories. They impede free movement and create artificial conditions for developing a humanitarian crisis.
The AFU inflict losses on the enemy in all directions and are ready for any changes in the operational situation.
Due to demining, residents of Kyiv Oblast can hear powerful explosions. The mayor of Irpin addressed the participants of the Baltic Business Forum in Poland. He asked to spread in his communities a presentation prepared by the Investrada about the educational institutions of Irpin that were destroyed by the occupiers and thus help to find patrons. The city council also presented to representatives of Polish cities and large construction companies.
In Zhytomyr, utility workers began cleaning up the remains of buildings destroyed by russian airstrikes. A total of 178 such facilities are planned to be dismantled in the Zhytomyr.
16 enemy attacks have been repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions over the past 24 hours. 8 tanks, 22 units of armored combat vehicles and 1 enemy automobile were destroyed.
Since the beginning of the russian invasion of Ukraine, 415 civilians have been killed and 1146 wounded in shelling and bombing in the Donetsk Oblast.
On May 23rd, the russians killed 3 civilians in settlements of Donetsk Oblast: Zorya, Soledar and Adamivka. Another 6 people were injured today.
The situation in the community remains disturbing. Today the neighboring Sloviansk was hit by the enemy. No casualties were reported. In Kramatorsk, no russian military action was recorded. The Ukrainian defenders were preparing to meet the enemy.
The mayor informed the residents about the working branches of Ukrposhta and banks, shops, and other institutions of the city. The great demand for humanitarian aid comes from the inhabitants of the settlements within the city. Air alarms are constantly heard, so public transport is almost non-existent. People have difficulty buying food because it is impossible to get to the store.
The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” organized assistance to foreign correspondents. Thanks to his actions, reports on city life were filmed, and important aspects of people’s evacuation and humanitarian aid distribution were shown.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
Along the entire line of defense, the enemy uses combat aircraft, multiple launch rocket systems, large-caliber tube artillery, tanks, mortars of various systems, launches missile and bomb strikes on civilian infrastructure facilities and peaceful residential areas.
In the Avdiivka and Kurakhove areas, the enemy fired on the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) units using artillery and aviation. The AFU repulsed the onslaught of the enemy. The local Territorial Defense units patrolled the territory of the community. The last day in the Pokrovsk community was relatively quiet. No casualties or damage were reported.
Pavlo Kyrylenko, the Head of the Oblast Military Administration (OMA), noted that the pressure in the gas transmission system in the Donetsk Oblast had dropped when the occupiers cut off the gas supply to the Shchastya Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) in the occupied territory. Necessary measures were then taken to stabilize the situation to prevent gas supply interruptions and panic among the Oblast’s residents. However, information was received today that a shell hit the gas pipeline. Due to active hostilities, it is impossible to establish exactly which pipeline section is damaged and whether it can be restored.
For vulnerable groups of the population, the Pokrovsk city authorities will purchase 300 electric stoves and distribute them with the help of the Committee for Self-Organization of the Population.
In the Bakhmut sector, the enemy improved its tactical situation in the area of the settlement of Vasylivka.
In Bakhmut, the movement of trolleybuses and buses on city routes has been resumed.
The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” was engaged in the registration of persons in need of humanitarian aid.
When dismantling the rubble of a high-rise building near the suburban gas station-2 on Myru Avenue, the invaders found in the basement about 200 bodies of people who died under the debris, with a high degree of decomposition. Due to the refusal of the locals to collect and pack the bodies of the dead, the russian ministry of emergencies left the worksite.
The density and number of bombardments are growing every day. The enemy directed all its forces to capture Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. But three months later, the invaders barely made any progress.
This morning, the russians again opened fire on the territory of the Azot Association, where several bomb shelters had been set up. As a result, four people were killed. Another resident was seriously injured in the central part of the city. He was promptly taken to the humanitarian aid center, where medical assistance was given to him, but the injury was incompatible with life.
The situation in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast remains difficult, and the Ukrainian military is preparing to repel the planned offensive of the enemy. Over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) destroyed a Su-25 aircraft, a tank, 5 armored combat vehicles, 3 Orlan-10 UAVs and 3 vehicles in the Zaporizhzhia sector. The russian military fired on the civilian infrastructure of Huliaipolie and Poltavka (a village in the Polohy Raion). There is no information about the casualties.
For the second time, russian invaders kidnapped the village head of Kyrylivka, Ivan Maleyev. The russian military also abducted his deputy, Ihor Korobka, and the director of the local house of culture, Svitlana Shiyan.
In Enerhodar, russian soldiers shot at an employee of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant with an automatic weapon, breaking into his home. Serhiy Shvets, an employee of the energy repair department, was taken to the hospital in grave condition with multiple bullet wounds. As of now, he has endured a 10-hour operation.
An open-air exhibition has opened in Zaporizhzhia: a series of posters by urbanist Natalia Lobach showing the “red and black war” and the struggle of different cities, villages, and towns in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast against the russian invaders.
Powerful explosions were heard in the Kherson Oblast. The occupiers do not let people out of the Oblast in recent days. The russian leadership plans to hold a “referendum” on the accession of the Kherson Oblast to russia, and the exact date is also reported – September 11th. It is planned to hold a single vote on this day. A press tour of propaganda media and allegedly international journalists took place in the Kherson Oblast. They planned to show a “happy life” picture, but everything went wrong. At a meeting where a russian journalist spoke to residents and asked: “I want to know what you want?” , unexpectedly for her, a man replied – “I want to live in Ukraine!”. He also asked on what grounds russia invaded Ukraine and where are the “Banderites”. And in response, the journalist fell silent and did not answer.
Now is a difficult time of occupation of the Kherson Oblast. During all this time, there have been no green corridors from the Oblast, either for the delivery of humanitarian aid or just for people to be able to leave from here safely.
The number of russian orcs has increased in Skadovsk, and new faces have appeared there. Today the enemies jammed communications again. The Internet and telephone communication work intermittently. The invaders go from house to house and continue to detain certain activists.
The mayor continues to work remotely. There are practically no adequate authorities left in the city. People’s reaction is different: some do not care what will happen, and some are fighting for justice and peace in the city.
Food products continue to be imported from the Crimean peninsula, and prices are high. One medicines exchange is working, and pharmacies are closed. The only hope is for volunteers.
The volunteer movement is gaining strength. Farmers have big losses. The irrigation system is dry, without water. The AUI “Active Community” coordinator held an online meeting with local activists (with those outside the city). They shared information and news and looked for a way to help the city.
There was an air raid alert due to a missile strike threat. Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) service members have been defending the limits of the Oblast and military facilities. The local Territorial Defense units have been on duty at checkpoints and patrolling the town jointly with the police. The IDPs are engaged in activities organised at libraries and participate in the clean-up of pocket parks, spinneys, and parks in the community. The situation is generally under control.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyi has decorated Major Roman V. Shelesko from the Onufriivka community with the Bohdan Khmelnytskyi III Degree Order (posthumously). An AUI “Active Community” coordinator has participated in making camouflage nets and sorting clothes and foodstuffs donated by locals.
There was a record number of – eight – air raid alerts throughout the night. The place-naming commission in Poltava has temporarily suspended its work. It means the city cannot begin the process of de-russification of place names and monuments yet.
The Prosecutor’s Office in Poltava has taken to court an indictment against a russian national accused of preparations to impede lawful actions of the AFU during the war period. The russian national came to his mother in Poltava on February 3rd, 2022 and went about making information materials with calls to assist russian military and obstruct the AFU to destabilize the situation in the city. The police have seized some 30 leaflets to the above effect at his mother’s.
The rescuers who liquidated the aftermath of missile strikes on Kremenchuk and Poltava have been decorated with honorary badges.
Justice administration officers in the Oblast have registered 3058 marriages and issued 2229 birth certificates since February 24th. The Ukrainians continue marrying and bringing new lives into this world despite enemy attempts to break the Ukrainian spirit!
The AUI “Active Community” team in Poltava is channeling humanitarian aid for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the city.
There have been no air raid alerts, and community life has been relatively calm within the past 24 hours in Khmilnyk. No information about casualties or damage has been reported. AFU have been defending the nation’s state borders, and local Territorial Defense units have patrolled the community.
It has been reported today about a commando group from the National Police of Ukraine’s Tactical Snap Action Corpse who were killed in the Zaporizhzhya Oblast defending the country from the enemy. A Kozyatyn resident, Artur Turliaka, was among the group members.
Personal hygiene kits from the Water Mission organization (U.S.) have been distributed among IDPs since May 17th at the humanitarian aid center located at the Khmilnyk City Council’s territorial social servicing center. Some 340 kits were distributed by May 20th.
The AUI “Active Community” Coordinator for Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk Raion of the Vinnytsia Oblast Oleksandr Tanenok met with the Khmilnyk Volunteer Council (a municipal volunteer aid center) Manager and City Mayor Mykola Yurchyshyn to discuss further development of volunteer activity in the city and assistance to IDPs and individuals resisting the russian military aggression.
Overall, the situation has been relatively calm, with just two air raid alerts. AFU service members patrol the border with belarus, and the local Territorial Defense units patrol and keep watch at checkpoints.
Some 18 inclusive resource centers have resumed their work in the Oblast, 15 of them operating in the mixed (both remotely and in-person) mode and the remaining three fully offline concerning all safety considerations.
The sowing campaign is at its end in Oblast. The Rivne Oblast Military Administration is offering daily updates on petrol availability at petrol pumping stations of the Oblast.
A master class in pizza-making has been arranged for kids in the Rivne Oblast to carry them away from the war and air raid alerts. Little pizzaiolos were trained to roll the dough, apply sauce, place ingredients, and bake the pizza in the oven.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinators met with their partners, the Rivne Youth Library and the youth space, to coordinate a drawing master class for kids currently in Rivne and joint action of collecting children’s drawings for the defenders.
The situation in Kamianets-Podilskyi is under control and relatively calm. An air-raid siren sounded twice yesterday. The working group of the toponymic commission and the working group on the implementation of the all-Ukrainian initiative “Gardens of Victory” worked in the community.
The reception of documents granting the IDPs status in the Department of Social Protection continues. There are no queues, and certificates are issued immediately on the spot. Yesterday, according to official data, the city received ten more IDPs.
Extracurricular educational institutions continue to organize various activities for children in the city and IDPs. This week’s program includes the work of ship modeling and scientific and technical creativity, fine arts, master classes, and individual chess lessons – outdoors and indoors.
For the last few days, the city has hosted competitions in various sports called “Winning and Unconquered”. About 400 athletes from different cities in Ukraine and IDPs took part in them. All prize winners received awards.
Charitable film screenings with the support of Kamyanets-Podilsky City Council and the Brukivka International Film Festival took place in the Heroes of Euromaidan Park and the City House of Culture on May 21st-23rd as part of the May Week program “Support the Army. Take Care of Children. Approach Victory”. 18 337 hryvnias were raised during these film evenings, including donations to 17 benefactors. People’s Deputy Ihor Marchuk joined the initiative and helped with equipment for defenders at the front as soon as possible. Starting from March 24th, 113 440 hryvnias were collected at the charity events of the Brukivka Film Festival. The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” worked in the toponymic commission.
Chernivtsi Oblast (Bukovyna)
In the afternoon, an air-raid warning went off for a short time in Chernivtsi Oblast, but the situation remained calm and under control.
In Novoselytsia, Bukovyna residents paid their last tribute to the Hero, who died fighting for the freedom and independence of Ukraine. It was the soldier Yuriy Luzyanov.
The Chernivtsi Oblast Territorial Center for Completing and Social Support once again addressed individuals, entrepreneurs, heads of institutions, organizations, and all patriots of the country to help the army with motor vehicles. Currently, there is a need for trucks (dropside trucks and vans), special vehicles (fuel trucks, tankers, tow trucks, trailers), minibusses (cars and trucks), ambulances, and off-road vehicles.
In May, about three tons of long-term food were sent from the Vyzhnychchyna to the territories where active hostilities continue. Ukrainian soldiers have received this aid who defend Ukraine’s independence in Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Kyiv, and Chernihiv oblasts.
In Chernivtsi, a schoolgirl, Tetyana, cut off her long hair to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). She transferred the money she raised to Ukrainian soldiers.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator in Chernivtsi, Inna Pashanyuk, was looking for volunteers ready to help cook free lunches for the needy.
Zakarpattia continues to host people forced to flee the war. Petro Dobromylskyj, Deputy Head of the Oblast Military Administration, informed about almost 153 000 IDPs registered in the Oblast and 23 084 IDPs residing in the Uzhhorod Raion. 1/3 of these people are children. The Chop community has hosted the most significant number of IDPs. It is 9 358 people, 38% of the community’s total population.
On May 23rd, the exhibition “On the Wave of Creative Resistance” was opened on Teatralna Square in Uzhhorod. It is a poster project, a reaction to the present, and modeling the future. Words on the posters aim to support the fighting spirit of Ukrainian defenders, gratitude to volunteers, motivation, and inspiration for all Ukrainians. It was developed by students and teachers of the Department of Graphic Design of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Zakarpattia Oblast Military Administration, Uzhhorod Skansen, and Zakarpattia Academic Oblast Puppet Theater “BAVKA” also joined the project.
The other day, the IT cluster officially launched its work in Zakarpattia. So far, about 100 companies and 300 sole proprietors have applied for membership. All willing IT companies and freelancers can join the initiative. The residence is not a prerequisite for participation. Applications for admission are currently being accepted at the following links:Last modified: 25 Травня, 2022