Ukraine in Brief:

Day seventy second of the Ukrainian people’s heroic struggle against the russian military invasion goes on.

The east of Ukraine keeps seeing the most of the aggressor’s activity.

The enemy is carrying out missile strikes of transport infrastructure and residential neighborhoods in population centres of Ukraine.

It has been relatively calm in the north despite the republic of belarus still hosting russian federation’s military units comprised of up to eight launch platforms of tactical ballistic missile systems Iskander M and up to six military planes of various modifications that might potentially engage in air and missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine.

The enemy continues building up its military task force in the Kharkiv Oblast. It is blocking individual remote residential areas in the Oblast, engaging in systemic high-intensity shellings, also with MRLS, of Ukrainian troops concentration points. The enemy has also attempted an offensive against Nova Dmytrivka but could not make it. The offensive by Ukraine’s Defence Force units has led to restored control of Oleksandrivka, Fedorivka, Ukrayinka, Shestakovo, Peremoha and a part of Cherkasky Tyshky village.

In the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, the enemy has been firing along the whole line of contact to block the actions of Ukrainian units. Air and missile strikes continue. In the direction of Lyman, the enemy has been strifing in the direction of Shandryholove. In Severodonetsk direction, the invaders attempted to establish control over Rubizhne and Voyevodivka but saw no success. In the direction of Popasna, the aggressor has been charging towards Nyzhne. Enemy actions in the direction of Avdiivka and Kurakhovo have been limited to shellings of Ukrainian Defence Force positions.

In the city of Mariupol, enemy’s efforts have been focussed on the blocking and striking Ukrainian defending units in the area of Azovstal.

The enemy has refrained from active offensive actions in the Mykolayiv Oblast rather firing at positions of our troops in certain individual areas.

Odessa Oblast: the russian federation has been continuing stoking tensions in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova.

Northern Oblast


Fire engulfed the second and third storeys of the Vlada hotel at about 5 AM. Five were rescued and 98 more evacuated.

The lines for fuel at petrol stations are still long. This has been due to the shutdown of the Kremenchuk refinery.

Kyiv Oblast

Foreign ministers of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia paid a visit to Irpin. Kyiv Oblast Military Administration Chair Oleksandr Pavliuk and Oleksiy Kuleba, who is in charge of humanitarian support, told the delegation about the liberation of the town and plans of its restoration.

Zhytomyr Oblast

An air raid alert is wailing over the Oblast.

The Ovruch Town Council has established a task force for legal support and assistance to individuals looking for those missing and next of kin taken prisoners because of the russian aggression.

Chernihiv Oblast

Chernihiv law enforcement with their Slovakian peers are documenting war crimes in the village of Novoselitsa near Chernihiv. The Slovaks have arrived on invitation from the Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine. The team of eight experts from the Slovak Republic comprises three forensic doctors, four forensic investigators and an anthropologist. The team have worked in the Kyiv Oblast before.

In Priluky, the second week of de-russification of streets and architectural heritage monuments goes on. They have analyzed historical records of more than 35 streets with names linked to soviet ideology or individual figures.

Patron (Cartridge), a dog from Chernihiv, has become a blast technician. He is helping Mykhailo Iliyev, his master and Pyrotechnical Works and Underwater Mine Clearing Group Manager from SES Administration in Chernihiv Oblast. The canine sports a tactical vest of his own and chevrons. More than 19 thousand munitions have been identified and destroyed in the Oblast since the beginning of the full-scale offensive, some of these have been found by Patron.

Sumy Oblast

Air raid alerts are regular in the Oblast.

The Sumy community received Starlink installations.

Online language training courses have been made available for Oblast residents by the Center for Professional Development of Pedagogical Staff effective in May. The first training session was attended by almost 140 community residents.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Air raid alerts are the usual feature in the Oblast.

The Northern Saltivka was shelled twice by russian invaders at night and in the morning. Zolochiv, Chuhuyiv, the Lozivka community and Dergachi have been subjected to shellings in the past 24 hours. The shellings have left two casualties and eight wounded. Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration Chair reminds it is too early and dangerous to venture outside without dire need.

According to the Security Service of Ukraine, some 11 russian snipers who fired at Ukrainian positions have been taken prisoners in the Oblast. The rf servicemen from the so-called 115 dpr regiment have been detained in a special operation.

Donetsk Oblast


At night, a missile and bomb attack was again carried out on the city. This time, the city enterprises came under fire. There were no casualties.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and the Territorial Defense Forces (TDF) are preparing to confront the enemy.

The consequences of yesterday’s shelling are being eliminated in the city. Thanks to the help of the Red Cross, repairs were made to the water supply networks that had been damaged by the explosions.

Caring residents found an opportunity to help their elderly neighbors receive humanitarian aid from the association “Everything will be fine.” In total, more than 20 packages were delivered to the recipients.

In general, the situation remains alarming. Residents continue to evacuate from the city.

The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” held a meeting with representatives of the organizations involved in the evacuation of the local residents. An agreement was reached on the possibility of coordinating joint actions.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

The past day in the community was restless. According to the Situation Center of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Donetsk Oblast, fragments of an enemy shell fell outside one of the villages of the Pokrovsk community. No casualties or damage were reported.

The enemy did not conduct active operations in the Avdiivka and Kurakhovo areas, but continues to shell the AFU positions. The occupiers are also increasing the frequency and intensity of shelling on settlements. Avdiivka and Marinka came under fire.

The fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine rebuffed the enemy. The local Territorial Defense units kept watch in the community. The Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Territorial Defense Forces keep the situation under control.

Critical infrastructure services continue to operate normally. The supply of water, gas and electricity is carried out by the utility companies without interruption.

Residents and authorities are tidying up the city. The elders of houses and the caring residents who remained in the city planted flowers and fruit trees for landscaping the territories.

The Regional Coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” is a member of the volunteer formation of the Pokrovsk City Territorial Community and is responsible for the YouTube channel “Pokrovsk: Public Resistance”.


In Bakhmut, one person died, who had been wounded in the Luhansk Oblast. Another 5 wounded in the Lugansk Oblast received medical treatment in Bakhmut.

In the community, private trade outlets operate in a limited mode. Bakhmut-Khlib LLC works steadily to meet the needs of the community. The market is working.

The official website of the Bakhmut City Council informs about the work of pharmacies and shops, and the availability of products there.

The Regional Coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” advised citizens on evacuation.


Enemies are destroying the residential quarters of Vuhledar and the.

The city is occupied. Rashists are looting. Even poufs and children’s bicycles were stolen from the kindergarten of the Velyka Novosilka community.

The servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine counterattack, the Territorial Defense Forces are fighting on a par with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, the coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” held a master class for IDP children, where, together with the volunteers of the “Dzhereltse” NGO, they made baskets for mothers.


On May 6, the Ukrainian authorities agreed on a green corridor for the evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal plant. However, the russians violated the agreement and opened fire from an anti-tank missile system. As a result of the shelling, one fighter was killed and six others were wounded.

The occupying authorities are preparing to hold a parade on May 9 in Mariupol. To do this, they clear and remove the rubble of destroyed buildings. Local residents are forced to do this work.

Luhansk Oblast

Intense fighting continues in the Luhansk Oblast. The situation is difficult, but under control. The hottest spots are near Popasna and Voievodivka.

Russian troops are trying to force the Siverskyi Donets near Kreminna. The captured city is filled with russian military equipment. Fighting is taking place on the outskirts of the city.

More than 3.5 thousand citizens are currently under occupation. The russians terrorize the population in every possible way: from checking phones to abduction. Almost every house was looted. The humanitarian situation in the city is difficult, food products are not available. There is no light, and no mobile communication either.

The russians are trying to surround Severodonetsk. About 15 thousand civilians remain in the city.

Southern Oblasts 

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

The situation in the Oblast remains aggravated. The russian military is trying to conduct periodic offensives in the areas of Gulyaipole, Orikhov, Velyka Novosilka, where clashes and shelling are more active.

Enemy troops continue heavy shelling of settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Today at about 11:00 the enemy actively used aircraft and artillery on Gulyaipol. Missile and air strikes, as well as massive artillery shelling, continue to destroy the peaceful infrastructure of Orikhov and other cities. Private houses in Kamyansky were damaged. Also, about 20 houses were destroyed in the village of Novotavrycheske, Komyshuva community.

In the temporarily occupied town of Chernihivka, the rashists are threatening to seize land from local residents if they do not fill out a special form by May 8. The form displays information on how much land the owner has and how much is leased. Only after filling the license for cultivation of the specified earth is issued.

During the past 24hrs, the Defense Forces have destroyed: 6 armored fighting vehicles and 5 units of motor vehicles.

The invaders appointed their “director” of the Berdyansk geriatric boarding house.

A russian pilot suspected of espionage has been exposed in Zaporizhia.

The team of AUI”Active Community” in Zaporizhzhia continues to help the volunteer kitchen and volunteer hub, transferring products and ammunition to defenders.

Odessa Oblast

The enemy fired rockets at the area.

The Armed Forces and the Air Defense of the Odessa Oblast work around the clock. Territorial Defense Forces strengthen positions and defensive locations. City officials say the threat of rocket fire remains. But in general the situation is under control.

People are united, actively volunteering and helping the military and internally displaced persons.

There is a constant threat of missile strikes and landings in the region.

The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” assisted internally displaced persons in receiving humanitarian aid.

Central Oblasts 


Over the past 24hrs, 2 rashist drones were shot down – 1 in Dnipro and 1 in Kryvyi Rih district.

Enemy missile shelling continues in the Shirokoye, Zelenodolsk, Zagradivka, Knyazivka, Trudolyubivka, Topolinoho, Dobryanka, Velyka Kostromka and other settlements. One rocket hit the field near Pokrovsky.

A Mercedes-Benz car with ammunition and grenades was detained at a checkpoint in Dnipro.

Volunteers in Kryvyi Rih made and sent to servicemen of different units more than 10,000 bulletproof vests, more than 3,500 berets and tactical sneakers, more than 2,000 sets of uniforms. Also, they delivered another batch of modern helmets – 1000 units.

Kirovohrad Oblast

There is a threat of a missile strike in the region. An air alarm sounded. The Ukrainian military guards the region’s borders and military facilities. Territorial Defense Forces are on duty at checkpoints and patrolled the city together with police.

That night, another 2,500 migrants arrived in the Kirovohrad Oblast. Newly arrived citizens remain in the region. Currently, almost 74,000 migrants live in the region, of which more than 22,000 are children. The head of the Oblast’s Military Administration believes that if this trend continues, communities need to think about organizing additional social housing.

Swimmers from Kirovohrad Vladislav Hrytsenko, Daria Tarasenko and Iryna Tereshchenko won silver medals at the Summer Deaflympics in the Brazilian city of Caxias do Sul.

The regional Coordinator of AUI “Active Community” took part in weaving camouflage nets, as well as sorting out humanitarian aid – things, food brought by citizens.

Poltava Oblast

On the night of May 6, there was an air alarm in Poltava Oblast.

On May 6-8, the highest fire danger class of the 5th class was established in the Poltava Oblast. In this regard, foresters urge residents not to light fires near forests and to adhere to the ban on visiting forests during martial law.

The food regiment of Poltava collected over 170 thousand hryvnias in a month in support of the Armed Forces and Territorial Defense Forces .

It is forbidden to set up and connect russian TV channels in Poltava Oblast.

Religious communities of Poltava Oblast can independently initiate the transition to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” was looking for a place to settle for a single pregnant woman who had temporarily arrived in Poltava from Kharkiv.

Vinnytsia Oblast

The night was relatively calm in Vinnytsia Oblast.

The Armed Forces were preparing to repel the enemy. Representatives of the local Territorial Defense Forces were on duty in the community.

In Vinnytsia, a master class on making festive flowers for the International Mother’s Day, which will be held on May 8, was organized for children of migrants. Boys and girls received gifts.

In Vinnytsia, at an auction held by the Serhiy Prytula Charitable Foundation and the Dukat auction house, Primachenko’s painting “Flowers grew around the fourth block” was sold for a record $ 500,000. The online auction lasted from April 29 to May 5. The purpose of the auction was to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine, so the rates were high. A precedent record for Ukrainian art. With these funds, 125 Volkswagen T5 buses were purchased for the advance. The cars will carry personnel, cargo, which will be used for evacuation and for the work of air reconnaissance units.

Today, the destroyed russian equipment, which was temporarily displayed on the European Square in Vinnytsia, was transported for storage to the Historical and Memorial Complex in Memory of the Victims of Nazism – a branch of the Vinnytsia Oblast’s Museum of Local Lore. In the future, it will be part of the exposition of the newly created Museum of the Courageous, which will cover the events of the modern russian-Ukrainian war in 2014.

The “Active Community” Coordinator met with temporarily displaced persons from Donetsk and provided them with information on how to register IDPs to receive assistance from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of the Multipurpose Financial Assistance Program for Ukrainians fleeing the war.


There were three air raid alarms during the day, most of which were responded to in accordance with personal safety rules. Air alarms became more frequent, and this makes people anxious.

There are no enemy troops on the territory of the community. In general, the situation in the region is calm. Most of the checkpoints were removed, they stayed only on the key roads with high traffic.

People discuss possible danger from Transnistria and Moldova. In addition, people are afraid of May 8-9th, awaiting provocations and shelling by the enemy.

The team of “Active Community” were helping to find a new location for the volunteer center, which was in the sports school, where classes are now resumed, but so far with no success.

Western Oblasts

Lviv Oblast


There were two air raid alarms during the day due to the threat of an air-missile strike.

The sowing campaign of 2022 continues in Drohobych district. Despite the difficult military conditions, farmers continue to work for the development of the economy and agriculture. Now farmers are completing the sowing of spring crops, including wheat, barley, corn, sunflower, soybeans and more.

Drohobych City Council is actively promoting the relocation of enterprises from “hot spots”, creating the necessary conditions for relocated businesses to resume production. Since the beginning of the aggressor’s military invasion to Ukraine, the Department of Investment and Economic Development has intensified work on facilities located in the Drohobych territorial community, forming a base of enterprises that can be used for business relocation. The base has production facilities from 100 to 10,000 square meters, as well as warehouses and office spaces.

Another 39 people from other oblasts were sheltered in the community.

Lesya Nestor, the communication coordinator of the “Active Community”, held an art therapy meeting for the employees of the company, which actively helps the Armed Forces with car repairs. The event was private and was conducted on the request of the employees and management.

Olena Yurkevych, the coordinator of the “Active Community”, conducted some communications with potential participants to organize a theater school in Drohobych to hold performances about military issues.


The situation in the region is stable.

According to the mayor, before the City Day in Ivano-Frankivsk, 360 trees were planted in different parts of the community: mostly different varieties of apple trees. At the same time, he urges citizens on May 7th, 8th, 9th to stay as far away from critical infrastructure as possible (especially away from the station and the central part of the city) and reminds them that there is no safe place in Ukraine now.

Volunteers continue to work actively. Thus, #SaveUkraineNow volunteers have raised more than $1 million for the military from Prykarpattya during the active phase of the war. Oher help is also available from various organizations and volunteers. However, in social media it becomes visible that this help is not enough. Soldiers often buy ammunition at their own expense, or even go to serve without proper protection.

Many community-based educational institutions have announced that teachers’ salaries have been reduced.

In Palyanytsya territorial community (villages around the resort “Bukovel”), it is prohibited to ride ATVs, buggies, motorcycles, and jeeps. This happened after the complaints of the residents of the community about the observance of law and order during the martial law and until the end of the war. Restrictions apply to recreational riding. An appropriate permit from the executive committee will be issued for such vehicles.

A student of Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University died in Mariupol.

The coordinator of the “Active Community” was engaged in search and transfer of ammunition (knee pads) for soldiers of the Armed Forces in Mykolaiv.


The general situation is relatively calm, there were no air alarms.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine patrol the border with Belarus. Representatives of the Territory Defense are patrolling and guarding checkpoints.

Parents and children of internally displaced persons can receive sports equipment for temporary use. This service is provided by one of the municipal institutions in Rivne.

In Rivne in one of the shopping centers the new patriotic mural “Brave people – brave country” has appeared. The work symbolizes courage, unity, indomitable spirit and the contribution of every Ukrainian to victory over the occupier.

On May 6th in Rivne a farewell ceremony was held for a frontier guard, the 23-year-old military man, who died in Zaporozhzhya oblast.

Citizens are united, and support volunteer centers financially and immaterially.

The coordinator of the “Active Community” held a meeting with one of the libraries in Rivne to post information (information poster) on providing free psychological assistance to internally displaced persons, as the library hosts events for internally displaced children and adults.

Zdovbytska Community

The general situation in the region is calm. There were no air alarms. Representatives of the local Territory Defense are guarding the checkpoints.

The community is home to more than 300 internally displaced persons who receive comprehensive assistance.

Zdovbytsya community joined the formation of 20 tons of cargo in the eastern regions of Ukraine. Medicines, food, diapers, baby food, etc. were handed over.

Residents of the community in the Czech Republic donated a lot of help to volunteers. Residents continue to weave nets for the needs of the Armed Forces.

Khmelnytsky Oblast


Airborne sirens sounded in the city again.

Every day, the community’s humanitarian headquarters provide internally displaced persons with two meals a day.

193 people for 520 courses, modules and classes have registered on the online platform of the Kamyanets-Podilsky educational hub.

Kegychiv Territorial Community (Kharkiv Oblast) thanks Kamianets-Podilskyi for help in such a difficult time for more than two hundred families from Izyum, Kharkiv and other “hot” cities.

The mayor signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the NGO “Housing for IDPs” on the reconstruction and overhaul of premises for the settlement of internally displaced persons.

The oblast coordinators of AUI Active Community have organized four meetings in the last two days. Famous actor Dmytro Linartovych was in the city at the invitation of several public organizations, including the Active Community. Meetings were held with the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, volunteers from the “Cook’s Hundred”, internally displaced citizens living in our city and members of community organizations. Each meeting was accompanied by extremely positive emotions. People were able to distract themselves from everyday problems for a while. These were real music therapy sessions.

Chernivtsi Oblast

Currently, active hostilities are not taking place in Bukovina.

The head of the Chernivtsi Oblast Military Administration, Serhiy Osachuk, held a working meeting with representatives of the Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Tatiana Termachich and Pierre-Alain Frieda.

There are two mobile teams of social and psychological assistance in Chernivtsi. Each of them includes a psychologist, a social worker, and a driver with a car. The uniqueness of providing services lies in their mobility.

Thanks to close cooperation with the Kolping in Ukraine NGO, the Chernivtsi Oblast National Police Department has donated another consignment of aid to Kyiv Oblast and is currently preparing humanitarian aid for other regions of Ukraine. The benefactors donated more than a ton of food, 300 bottles with innovative filters for water purification, 150 first aid kits, tactical boots and body armour with metal-ceramic plates:

In Chernivtsi, volunteers make 1,000 cans of stew a week for the military.

90 companies moved their equipment, finished products, raw materials and supplies to Bukovina as part of the state relocation program. Another 10 companies are in the process of transporting equipment and products.

More than 50 displaced doctors have been employed in health care facilities in Bukovina.

The regional coordinator of AUI Active Community agreed with local producers to bake and deliver 100 loaves of bread as humanitarian aid for the needs of the social kitchen, and also found 3 non-IDPs who are ready to join in preparing free lunches.


Vitaliy Koloshyts, a pizza-record holder of the Book of Records of Ukraine, held a master class for children of migrants in Uzhhorod. About 30 children took part. This is not the first time that Mr. Vitaliy has held such a charity event, in particular, master classes have already taken place in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and other cities.

In Uzhgorod, a forced migrant, a master of sports in kickboxing of international class, recruits students in Uzhgorod.

An exhibition of paintings “On the War through Art” was opened in Mukachevo. Students of the art school after M. Munkachi, artist of the Mukachevo Drama Theater Serhiy Kireev and famous artist Vadym Bakalov. 36 paintings by young artists reflect the experiences and thoughts of children about the terrible events of today. After the opening of the Defender of Ukraine, the military of the 128th separate mountain assault Zakarpattia brigade held a master class for children and made magnets depicting the symbols of the 128th brigade.

Last modified: 7 Травня, 2022