Ukraine in brief:
The ninety-second day of the Ukrainian people’s heroic resistance to the russian military invasion continues.
The enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone and continues to launch missile and air strikes on infrastructure facilities in Ukraine.
In the north of Ukraine without changes. Belarusian troops are being trained near the border.
The enemy continues to fire mortars and artillery at the positions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine in the border areas of Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv and Sloviansk directions, the enemy focuses its efforts on maintaining its positions and restraining the advance of our troops, shelling Ukrainian positions. In order to clarify the position of our troops, they conducted Orlan-10 UAV air reconnaissance. They carried out remote mining on the routes of possible deployment of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to shell units of our troops, launch missile strikes, conduct reconnaissance, increase air support regroup troops and Strengthens the group by moving reserve units.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy focused its efforts on the fire damage of our units in the areas of Ozerny and south of the settlement of Lyman. In the Severodonetsk direction, the enemy is advancing in the directions of the settlements of Severodonetsk and Borivske. In the Bakhmut direction, the russian occupiers are conducting an offensive in the directions of the settlements of Komyshuvakha, Nirkove, Berestove and Belogorovka, have no success, suffered losses and withdrew. In the directions of Pokrovsky and Klinov the enemy has partial success, captured the settlement of Medna Ruda and performs regrouping. In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy tried to resume the offensive, but without success.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy group was additionally reinforced by a formed tank battalion on T-62 tanks.
In the south of Ukraine, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities.
The occupying power continues the measures of the administrative-police regime in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Obstruction of civilians to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities continues. In addition, the occupiers intensified the broadcasting of propaganda information materials through available and special means of television and radio broadcasting.
From now on, the threat to Kyiv from the russia will always be there, said Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar.
Attempts by the Russian occupiers to seize Kyiv killed 120 residents of the capital, another 300 were injured, – said Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko at the Economic Forum in Davos.
The Prime Minister of Finland visited Kyiv. Zelensky spoke about Ukraine’s plans to rebuild after the victory and invited Finland to take over an Ukrainian oblast, city or industry for post-war reconstruction.
A center of comprehensive support for IDPs “I am Mariupol” opened in Kyiv.
The Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin visited Irpin and Bucha. The foreign delegation visited tragic places where the russian army committed genocide against civilian Ukrainians. I saw with my own eyes the civilian houses destroyed by the russian occupiers. Irpin authorities discussed with the Prime Minister the issue of assistance in rebuilding the city.
In the coming days, Zhytomyr plans to begin dismantling the building of Lyceum G25, which was bombed by russian troops on March 4. At the same time, money will be raised for the construction of a new lyceum building.
In Chernihiv, on May 26, three soldiers were buried in the cemetery in Yalivshchyna – soldiers Dmytro Semenishchev, Volodymyr Nesterovets and Mark Voloshko. All three were from Chernihiv and served in the 58th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky.
Yatsevo Cemetery in Chernihiv is open to visitors. People are asked to walk exclusively on paths, not to turn anywhere, and to go into the woods is strictly prohibited due to mines.
At noon on May 26, air defense missiles shot down a missile of the russian army over Sumy.
The occupiers are shelling Kharkiv again. According to preliminary information, 7 people were injured and 4 died as a result of the shelling. The information is being clarified.
A 62-year-old man was shot dead in the Pyatihatok district of Kharkiv last night.
Balakliya was shelled: 10 people, including a 9-year-old child, were injured. Two people died: men aged 64 and 82. Only a 9-year-old girl was taken from Balaklia to Kharkiv, she is in stable serious condition. Other patients were hospitalized at Kupyansk Hospital.
The Russian occupiers fired on Zircons, burned houses, there is one victim. Also 1 victim of shelling of Chuguiv district.
This morning the Zolochiv community and Slatine of the Dergachiv community were fired upon again – 2 wounded.
During the past 24hrs, ten enemy attacks were repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk, four tanks, two artillery systems, an armored personnel carrier, a car and one unit of special equipment were destroyed. Air defense units destroyed five Orlan-10 UAVs.
The enemy advanced in the area of Pokrovsky and Klinov near Bakhmut.
Russian troops entered Liman, the city is fighting.
The main reason for the enemy advancing is a great advantage in the amount of weapons and ammunition.
Russian troops maneuver freely along the front and have the ability to withdraw troops from other areas not attacked by them in order to concentrate forces in areas where they want to advance. The enemy is also tired and no longer uses large-scale attacks, trying to solve tactical tasks by concentrating artillery and air strikes.
Ukrainian soldiers in the Donbas are making every effort to defeat russian strike groups and thwart russian troops’ plans. Russian troops suffer heavy losses.
Since the beginning of the large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, 431 civilians have been killed and 1,168 wounded in shelling and bombing in the Donetsk Oblast.
On May 25, the russians killed four more civilians in the Donetsk Oblast: 2 in the Lyman, 1 in Sidorovo, and 1 in Berestovo. Another 12 people were injured.
No enemy activities have been recorded in the city so far.
Kramatorsk residents can buy bread in the city’s chain stores with their bakeries. Large bread-producing enterprises in this area have stopped working due to the cessation of gas supplies in Donetsk Oblast. The main junction used to supply gas to the community is in Luhansk Oblast. Currently, this junction is occupied by russians and the gas supply through it is stopped. The reserve junction unit was damaged in April as a result of hostilities. The company is unable to begin repair works due to constant shelling by the russian army.
More and more people are seeking humanitarian aid. They need hygiene products and medicine. The more expensive the fuel is, the more difficult it is to deliver these products to the city. Medicine is delivered only to central pharmacies. Village residents are almost cut off from access to medicine.
The situation in the community remains alarming.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator negotiated with family doctors, pharmacists and nurses to distribute humanitarian aid, particularly medicine bought by the “Active Community” members. Given the principle of “do no harm”, all work in this direction is possible only in close cooperation with family doctors and in the presence of qualified specialists.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
In the Avdiivka direction, the occupiers attacked the territories of Krasnohorivka, Kamyanka, Avdiivka and Pisky, but their attempts were unsuccessful.
Yesterday, the situation in the community was restless. Municipal utilities work in a regular mode. The the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) soldiers repulsed the onslaught of the enemy. The local Territorial Defense Forces units stood guard in the Pokrovsky community.
In the morning, people heard a powerful explosion in Pokrovsk. This time the consequences were more destructive than the previous time. This case has been discussed today at a joint briefing of rescuers and community leaders. As a result of today’s shelling of Pokrovsk, railway infrastructure facilities, 14 apartment buildings, about 50 private sector residential buildings, and one physical culture and sports facility were damaged. There were also 20 damages caused to private business facilities. All injured civilians were railway workers. There is one wounded person in a very serious condition, and two people with neurogenic shock are undergoing rehabilitation in the neurological department. Two more wounded were sent to outpatient treatment after receiving first aid. According to preliminary data from the Donetsk Oblast prosecutor’s office, the russians used a short-range ballistic missile system Iskander to shell the city.
The russian occupation troops continue to attack the territory of Bakhmut, from the village of Klynove located in the south of Bakhmut to the village of Berestove located in the north of Bakhmut. The attack is very slow due to the resistance of Ukrainian troops, but the russians slowly push the Ukrainian army away.
Enemy units were unable to keep their positions on the Bakhmut-Lysychansk route, but they continue to fire the route from firearms near the village of Nahirne. Traffic on the route is impossible, trucks with aid have to bypass the route in this place. Heavy fighting continues. Ukrainian soldiers are inflicting heavy losses on the enemy. But there are significant losses among the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). The 76th Air Assault Division units continue their attempts to break through to the Bakhmut-Lysychansk route on a wide front.
The enemy is actively using electronic warfare in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. The russians used artillery and assault aircraft on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) units and the civilian infrastructure of this territory.
Active hostilities continue in the Bakhmut direction. The enemy unsuccessfully attempted to attack Komyshuvakha, Lypove, and Nagirne.
Due to the absence of gas supply in Donetsk Oblast, the work of Bakhmut-Khlib LLC was temporarily suspended. The City Mayor met with the representatives of the retail chains “EcoMarket” and “Lafar” that have corresponding tools to bake bread. They discussed how to meet the needs of the community and the Mayor asked to increase the maximum number of baking loaves per day, as well as to work the night shift, if possible.
Oligarch Rinat Akhmetov will sue russia over the destroyed Azovstal plant. He will also demand compensation for all losses for other enterprises he owns, as they are partially or completely destroyed.
In the Zaporizhzia direction, the russian occupiers are strengthening their units in Polohy and Vasylivka Raions. They are propably trying to resume attacks in the direction of Vasylivka and Kamyanske and in the direction of Orikhiv and Huliaipole. According to the Zaporizhzia Oblast Military Administration, there is still a probability of missile and air strikes.
The russians continue to accumulate their military equipment in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
On May 25th an echelon of Soviet T-62 tanks arrived in Melitopol and 30 units of russian vehicles arrived in Kyrylivka.
During the past 24 hours, the Armed Forced of Ukraine (AFU) destroyed the following in the Zaporizhzhia direction: 4 self-propelled howitzers Msta-C, 2 armored combat vehicles, 2 units of motor vehicles, and an armored combat vehicle was seized.
In Zaporizhzhia, municipal utility workers do their jobs in private homes destroyed by rocket fire on May 25th.
In Novoyakovlivka, shelled by the russian occupiers on May 24th, people are being evacuated. As a result of the attack, a woman was killed and houses were damaged.
Today there were mass flights of enemy fighter aircraft at a fairly low altitude.
russian SIM cards have started to be sold in Kherson Oblast, and the russians publish the videos of many people allegedly queuing for new phone numbers. Enemies are preparing to launch russian passports and a simplified system for obtaining russian citizenship in Kherson Oblast. The number of checkpoints continues to increase, and no one (not even volunteers) has been released from Oblast for more than a few days. All agricultural machinery and grain crops are exported in huge amounts to russia.
The Mayor is not in the city but continues to work online and is involved in all possible volunteering.
People are holding up but they are already very exhausted and disappointed that nothing good is happening. Most of the elder people remained in the city.
The situation in the community is consistently critical. Food and all other food-related products are transported from Crimea. Pharmacies do not work. Bank branches plan to stop working in Skadovsk completely. People exchange medicine. Mobile connection and Internet are intermittent again.
Volunteers continue to work. Some of them are on the verge of burnout.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator was volunteering and collecting new lists of neccesary things to help elder people.
The shelling of Kryvyi Rih Raion from Kherson Oblast continues. Kindergarten, church and houses were damaged in Velyka Kostromka and Maryanske.
In Dnipro, social services receive food aid from partners. These include food and food kits for single elder people and people with disabilities. As of today, the UN Food Organization has provided 7,5 kg of flour to each person. The Varus supermarket chain provided 538 food kits. NGO “Motivation to Live” donated about 3 tons of food, including canned fish, meat and vegetables, flour, pasta, oil and cereals.
The Oblast Association of the Ukrainian Church of Christians of the Evangelical Faith has sheltered more than 5,000 IDPs.
TAPS-Ukraine and the Coordination Volunteer Headquarters in Dnipro handed over two newest ambulance cars to the military. They have already been sent to the front line. Dnipro volunteers gave another humanitarian aid with food, canning, vegetables, etc to the Ukrainian defenders. The Coordination Volunteer Headquarters in Dnipro sent 1720 kg of hygiene products, spotlights, extension cords, sleeping bags, and bedding to help the soldiers.
Dnipro received the third batch of functional beds for city hospitals, including intensive care units, wards for civilian and military patients with serious illnesses. According to Deputy Mayor Mykhailo Lysenko, about 70 beds have already arrived from Germany and about five more delivies are expected.
In the city of Kamyanske, public consultations have been launched concerning the change of the russia-related street names. Currently, city residents can offer their variants of new names.
The town of Synelnykove hosted almost 1,500 IDPs. They are offered community work. There are several public and volunteer organizations that help the IDPs and the soldiers.
In the village of Mezhova, two men and a woman were detained as they supported “russkiy mir” (russian world).
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator disseminated useful news for Ukrainians and sent ammunition to the military on the front lines. The communication coordinator, as a volunteer, helped Ukrainians who were under fire in Kharkiv and he saw right in front of him how man’s limbs were torn off.
An air raid was announced due to a threat of a missile strike.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine were guarding the oblasts’ borders and military facilities. Representatives of the Territory Defense were on duty at checkpoints and were patrolling the city together with the police.
The NGO “Press-club of Reforms”, together with volunteers from the initiative “Feed the Patriots” in Kropyvnytskyi, announced a new project that will provide even more dry soups and borscht for IDPs and residents of the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories.
The situation in the community is under control.
Three communities of the oblast (Bobrynetsk, Novoukrainsk and Pomichnyansk) joined the all-Ukrainian action “100 lilies in 100 communities for the sake of Victory!” and planted flowers.
The coordinator of AUI “Active Community” held a gaming event at the Kirovohrad Oblast Library for Youth named after E. Malaniuk, which was attended by children and parents of internally displaced persons.
Recently, the air alarms have started to be heard more and more often. The threat of missiles and air strikes does not disappear.
“Mother’s cookies”: Poltava volunteers have already raised about 40 thousand hryvnias. The purpose of the rally is to raise funds once again for a car for the defenders of Ukraine. The charity initiative will last until June 1st. One can bring homemade cookies to the Holy Dormition Cathedral and taste them in the House of St. Nicholas.
Salt from Poland, Romania and Turkey will be delivered to the Poltava Oblast to replace domestic deficiency. The delivery of foreign salt is expected to start this week to Walmart, Ecomarket and Silpo. Of course, this salt will be more expensive, because the price includes transportation, which is not cheap now.
Bookcrossing was organized in Poltava near the Holy Dormition Cathedral. Citizens bring books to the gathering point, and anyone can borrow and read books for free. Project coordinator is Roksolana Dudka.
In Poltava, awards were handed to rescuers who eliminated the consequences of missile strikes on Kremenchuk and Poltava.
In Poltava, volunteer teachers have prepared more than 800 borscht sets since the beginning of the war. A team of volunteers prepares borscht sets at Lyceum G17. Such dry food sets were made back in 2014. It is enough to add some boiling water to the set, add tomato paste or ketchup, salt – and the borsch is ready in the field. Vegetables are cleaned, chopped, dried and packaged. The sets have already been sent to units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, to the military hospital, and delivered to Kharkiv and Irpen.
The team of AUI “Active Community” in Poltava has joined the volunteers who prepare vegetables for borscht sets for the military hospital. Today they cut carrots and onions.
Currently, no hostilities are taking place in the community.
Representatives of the Defense Forces are patrolling at checkpoints.
People behave calmly.
In general, the level of activity in volunteer centers has decreased due to increasing indifference of citizens. If in the first days everyone did everything they could, now it is very difficult to find help. Many citizens have already spent their savings. Payrolls are delayed by the Ukrainian Railways (where almost a half of the city’s population works), teachers’ benefits have been cut, and salaries have been reduced. The situation is the same at many enterprises. These factors, along with sharp rise in prices, make people hold back money. That is why it is very difficult to help the military.
The past day in Khmilnyk community passed calmly, no air alarms were heard. Utility services work in a regular mode. Representatives of the Territory Defense patrol the community.
Employees of the utility company “Blahoustriy mista Kalynivka” spent two days liquidating unauthorized landfills in Kalynivka. In recent weeks, when fuel problems started in the country, garbage collection machines did not work. As a result, the whole mountains of garbage have grown on local waste gathering stations. Old furniture, tires, weeds from gardens, branches, building materials and even pieces of asphalt were brought by Kalynivka residents to the sites, freeing their farms from waste.
Cyber specialists of the Security Service of Ukraine identified a bot farm in the Oblast center. The activities of the bot farm were aimed at mass registration and maintenance of fake accounts in the most common social networks, including those banned in Ukraine.
According to operative data, the created bots were used in the interests of the enemy. False information about Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine was spread on the Internet in order to create panic among social network users.
In general, the situation is relatively calm, there were no air alarms.
Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are patrolling the border with Belarus. Representatives of the Territory Defense are patrolling the city and on duty at checkpoints.
Citizens are systematically informed about the availability of fuel at gas stations in the oblast.
A resident of one of the communities of Rivne oblast is being prosecuted for promoting the Russian narrative and justifying the murders by the Russian army. According to the Rivne Oblast Prosecutor’s Office, a 62-year-old woman, professing pro-Russian views, categorically denied the killings by the armed forces of the aggressor country of civilians in Bucha and the shelling of the railway station in Kramatorsk.
Students of one of Rivne’s higher educational institutions participated in clearing the Kyiv Oblast of rubble. So, recently nine young men and women were helping to dismantle the rubble in Irpen and Bucha for 4 days. According to the university administration, the students themselves initiated a trip to the Kyiv Oblast.
The coordinators of AUI “Active Community” were engaged in organizational preparation for the focus group research.
In the Zdovbytsk Community the general situation is calm. There were no air alarms.
More than 350 internally displaced persons are living in the community. Representatives of the Territory Defense continue to guard checkpoints.
Local deputies handed over two cars loaded with everything necessary for the defenders of Ukraine (gas burners, water filters, first aid kits, hemostatics, barrels and various other necessary things). More than 30 boxes of medicines for 2 hospitals were also loaded with the support of Polish and Czech volunteers. Zdobytsk village council provided food for internally displaced persons.
The Zdovbytsk community joined the initiative to gather food supplies for the “Azov” Regiment. Employees of educational institutions of the Zdovbytsk Community handed over stewed porridge with meat, canned food, homemade bread, sweets and other delicacies. Local volunteers continue to weave nets for the needs of soldiers.
Last night, during an air raid, two enemy cruise missiles were shot down by air defense forces over the Khmelnytsky oblast.
Yesterday, the community accepted 11 IDPs, mostly from the Kherson oblast. The mayor held a reception for citizens in one of the villages of the community. Residents were interested in water supply issues, the schedule of route №1, city maintenance, and the opening of a kindergarten.
Today the mayor met with the foramen of the transportation routes. They discussed necessity of the coordinated work between carriers, increasing the interval of bus traffic.
A mini-forum was held in the conference hall of the Cleopatra Hotel. On the one hand, it was attended by Mayor Mykhaylo Positko, SOS Charitable Foundation Chairman Anatoliy Kovalsky, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Olha Luhach, and heads of the district military administration and district council. On the other hand, the heads of communities in the area. They talked about the cooperation of all structures, charitable and volunteer organizations, business operations under martial law, learning from the experience of successful projects in the community, and focusing all efforts on winning.
Yesterday, during the charity concert of Braty Gadyukiny within the framework of the Brukivka International Film Festival, the organizers raised UAH 48,410 for the Help People Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase new drones for defenders at the frontier.
The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” assisted in organizing the transfer of humanitarian aid to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which was sent together with military chaplains who are heading to various military units at the frontier.
The Transcarpathian Community reports that the region is a leader in terms of acceptance of relocated enterprises. Transcarpathia hosted about 45% of all relocated companies in Ukraine. A total of 262 companies arrived in the region, 80 of them are still transporting their capacities or settling in a new place.
On May 26th, at 6 pm, the Kyiv Student Theater will present an author’s play – a satirical comedy “Imitation” on the stage of the Mukachevo Drama Theater.
Three communities of the Oblast – Drahovo, Horinchevo, Stavne, as well as charitable organizations “Strength of Uzhgorod”, “United Ukraine”, charitable foundations “Faith, Hope, Love”, “Heart to Heart” and NGO “Volunteers of Transcarpathia” received laptops under the project “Strengthening Community Resilience – Phase II”, which implements the UN Development Program in Ukraine in the Transcarpathian oblast together with the regional military administration with the financial support of the British government.Last modified: 7 Червня, 2022