About us: The Active Community Initiative, launched by activists of the Respublika Institute after the Euromaidan (2014), focused on activating and involving Ukrainians in the decision-making process. The goal for 2025 is to activate and involve at least 1% of citizens in decision-making and promoting reforms in Ukraine on a systematic basis for the well-being of Ukrainian communities. Today we work in 30 communities in Ukraine.
Ukraine in Brief:
The 73rd day of the Ukrainian people’s heroic struggle against the russian military invasion goes on.
No active enemy action has been registered in the north of Ukraine. The threat of missile and bomb strikes on infrastructure facilities in Ukraine from the territory of belarus remains.
In the Kharkiv Oblast, the enemy has been using artillery pieces to shell the areas of Prudianka and Slatyne.
Due to an offensive by Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) units, the enemy lost control over the population center of Tsyrkuny.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the enemy has focussed its main efforts on taking under full control Rubizhne and preparing for an offensive on Lyman and Severodonetsk. It has continued shelling and missile and bomb strifes in individual directions, used for this tactical operational air force. In the Mariupol direction, the enemy has continued blockading Defense Force units in the area of Azovstal Mill. It is carrying out assault action with the support of artillery and tanks.
There has been no active enemy combat action in the direction of Zaporizhzhya. The aggressor, supported by air fire, attempted offensive action towards Poltavka, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, but sustained losses and was forced to retreat to previous objectives. AFU units in the area of Polohy, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, have successfully inflicted fire damage to the enemy destroying some of its arms and military equipment. The enemy personnel fled their positions.
In the Mykolayiv Oblast, the enemy is in defense mode, striking military and civil infrastructure facilities with missiles. The invaders are sustaining substantial losses in fights against AFU units: e.g., more than 100 wounded paratroopers from russia’s airborne force have been discovered in Burchak.
Surveys of buildings damaged by the russians continue in the capital. A total of more than 200 residential buildings, 46 schools, 30 kindergartens, and more than 70 municipal infrastructure facilities have been damaged. The local government intends to restore them by the end of the year.
City mayor points out that according to preliminary estimates, the russian aggression will leave the municipal budget short of about a third of receipts. In absolute numbers, this makes more than 20 billion Hryvnias. A temporary installation calling putin to shoot himself has been installed near the former monument to lenin in the downtown area of Kyiv.
The First Psychological Assistance professionals are counseling the families of IDPs in Kyiv. Until recently, they have been offering assistance in shelters in the Underground.
Bomb technicians have surveyed 24 villages and townships of the Kyiv Oblast. Some 553 explosive objects have been rendered safe by the professionals.
A railway bridge in Irpin destroyed in combat actions has been brought back to life. A suburban train arrived at the local railway station for the first time in weeks.
Foreign ministers of Latvia (Edgars Rinkevics), Lithuania (Gabrielius Landsbergis), and Estonia (Eva-Maria Liimets) personally witnessed the aftermath of war crimes in Irpin. According to the town mayor, the evidence in Irpin will make the support by the Baltic states even wider.
Four population centers in the Oblast, Nyvky and Pryvar in the Ovruch community, and Tychkiv and Rovba in the Narodychy one remain without power. Cooperation and communication with rescue staff have been arranged in these population centers, and the damaged lines will be restored in the course of the mine-clearing operation.
Representatives of the Youth of Northern Land organization in Korosten, jointly with the Territorial Defense Forces and residents, have dismantled a monument to komsomol members known as The Youth of Korosten Land of 20th Century in the city of Korosten. There is no mention of the dismantling on official municipal pages.
More than 1600 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zhytomyr have already received financial assistance from the UN World Food Programme. The per capita assistance amounts to two thousand Hryvnias a month.
As a result of hostilities in the Chernihiv Oblast, many bridges were destroyed. Temporary crossings are currently being built. The bridges will be rebuilt after the victory of Ukraine.
The russian army shelled the territories of Myropil and Khotyn communities in the Sumy Oblast. As a result of the shelling, a serviceman of the State Border Guard Service was wounded.
The russian invaders continue to destroy the civilian infrastructure of the Kharkiv Oblast. Over the past day, Kharkiv was shelled three times by the enemy’s MLRS and tube artillery. Northern Saltivka and the Industrial area (HTZ – the Kharkiv Tractor Plant) were affected.
At night, the russians fired on the Hryhoriy Skovoroda Museum in Skovorodynivka. The shell hit the roof of the building. A 35-year-old man, who was looking after the museum, got injured.
A detached brigade of the Territorial Defense Forces of Kharkiv continues to inflict losses on the enemy. Ukrainian fighters, using grenade launchers, destroyed an MTLB floating armored personnel carrier and an enemy tank.
In the Donetsk sector, the enemy continues to carry out artillery shelling along the contact line. In Druzhkivka, the enemy launched an airstrike: 4 high-rise buildings, a school, a parking lot, and a company’s premises were damaged. There is no information about the casualties.
At least one person was wounded in the village of Drobysheve near Lyman. Kostiantynivka is also under fire; the consequences of the shelling are being clarified there. Dokuchaevsk was hit again.
Shelling continued throughout the night in the Svitlodarsk and Ocheretyne areas. In Ocheretyne, the power supply was partially cut off. In the early hours of the morning, the rashists tried to attack in the Avdiivka and Marinka sectors – the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) repulsed both attacks. In the Marinka area, the russians involved aircraft, and in the Avdiivka area, the Grad multiple rocket launchers were used.
Another air-to-ground missile attack on Kramatorsk took place at night. The private sector on the city’s outskirts came under fire: more than 15 houses, an apartment building, a cultural institution, a shop, and infrastructure were damaged. A woman and a man were wounded.
AFU fighters and the Territorial Defense Forces are preparing to confront the enemy. The Mayor thanked the Internet providers who ensured the availability of stable Internet in the city despite the severity of the situation.
The situation in Kramatorsk Raion remains alarming. The shelling over, the evacuation of the population from the city intensified again.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator organized the issuance of food kits in the suburbs. 150 packages were released. The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” organized the distribution of food packages in the city’s suburbs. During this day, 150 such packages were given to people.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
The situation in the Myrnohrad territorial community of the Pokrovsk Raion territory remains generally stable and under control. Over the past 24 hours, problems with energy supply have been eliminated thanks to the engineers who have done a fantastic job.
Critical infrastructure enterprises are operating, and there is no damage or destruction on the community’s territory. The AFU repulsed the attacks of the enemy. The Territorial Defense Forces units kept watching in the community.
The last day in the community was relatively quiet. No casualties or damage were reported. Public utilities continue to operate as normal. Flowers and tree planting work continue.
The situation in the city is tense. In Bakhmut, the russians carried out aerial bombardment. One person is known to have been killed, but the total number of victims is expected to be higher. In the city, two private houses were completely destroyed, and another 11 houmes and premises of several enterprises were damaged.
The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” advised people on evacuation.
The city is under occupation. Instead of removing broken and burnt cars, elements of destroyed structures, and other debris near the ruined high-rise building, the rashists began to paint the emblem of Ukraine on the surviving wall of the same high-rise building.
The invaders are carrying out filtration measures in the Donetsk Oblast. There is no possibility of free movement. But people are allowed to leave for the city of Donetsk, and they just need to be issued a special pass.
The coordinator of the AUI “Active Community” and her child, who is now in Uman, were invited to a holiday – a quest for children, which was organized by the owners of the new Grekiv Lis building. She talked to the representatives of the “Sofa HUB” creative space and agreed on their cooperation, and together they had already come up with something interesting for IDPs.
Under the guise of evacuation from Azovstal, the russians are deporting locals. Just yesterday, 373 people were taken from Mariupol to a filtration camp in the village of Bezimenne. People are being interrogated directly on buses on the way from Azovstal to the camp.
But Ukrainian authorities continue to evacuate citizens to the Ukrainian-controlled territories. Yesterday they managed to take out 50 people. At the same time, the occupiers were constantly violating the ceasefire regime and creating provocations. It significantly slowed down the evacuation.
To move around the city, locals have to go through filtration. After that, they receive a pass. To leave the city, locals also have to get an extra permit.
Locals are forced to dismantle the debris. About 100 corpses are found in the rubble of each house. The occupiers are actively preparing for the parade in ruined Mariupol. St. George’s ribbons are distributed in the city, and people are invited to the parade. And Ukrainian intelligence reports that russian officers are being removed from combat positions to guard the parade in ruined Mariupol.
During the day, the russian occupiers struck 24 times in Luhansk Oblast. There is a lot of damage in Hirsk, Popasnyansk and Severodonetsk communities, and the shelling of the “Azot” plant continues. After each strike, pyrotechnics inspect the industrial sites for the presence of unexploded ordnance.
In Severodonetsk, a hospital in the old part of the city was damaged.
Four explosions were heard in Voznesensk Raion.
The situation in Odesa Oblast is tense. There were several alarms at night, and the air defense systems worked. During the day, the russian military struck with four cruise missiles. At the same time, the Ukrainian army continues to protect Odesa Oblast closely. Today, the military destroyed the intelligence and struck the “Forpost” drone.
A journalist from Bolgrad, Odesa Oblast, was killed in combat at the frontier. From the beginning of the war, Maksym Medynsky went to defend Ukraine. The residents of Odesa unite to win. Volunteers collect and deliver water and necessary supplies to Mykolaiv.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator informed internally displaced persons (IDPs) about the possibilities of receiving social, psychological, and humanitarian assistance.
The city is quiet. An air raid was announced. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) guard the borders of the Oblast and military facilities. Troops are on duty at checkpoints and patrol the city with the police. The Head of the Kirovohrad Oblast Military Administration, Andriy Raikovych, called to refrain from staying in mass gatherings on May 8-9th.
The community received an ambulance from Germany as a gift. Lindens were planted in honor of 10 Ukrainian hero cities in Kropyvnytskyi in Victory Park. The AUI “Active Community” coordinator assisted IDPs in finding housing for permanent residence and work.
The enemy continues to provoke tensions in the Transnistrian region. The AFU have been transferred to an enhanced service mode. Territorial Defense Forces were on duty.
A party of new aid from the Krakow community (Poland) came to Khmilnyk. Benefactors from the neighboring country donated clothing, baby food, hygiene products, household chemicals, and food to IDPs who came to the community from the war zone as humanitarian aid. The cargo has already been distributed to local care points.
Additional kindergartens are being opened in Vinnytsia. As of yesterday, May 6th, two establishments have opened – in the city center and the “Harvest” market area. From next Tuesday, May 10th, a municipal kindergarten will open in Podillya. Mayor Serhiy Morgunov reported about it.
The Vinnytsia Court of Appeal Judges handed over charitable assistance to the AFU – a VAZ 2121 car. The car will be used by fighters of the anti-tank artillery division of one of the military units of Vinnytsia Oblast.
Musician Mykola Komissarenko bought a drone for the military. He raised money of 104 000 hryvnias at charity concerts.
In the town of Pishchanka, the local hospital staff not only professionally helps patients but also manages to help the AFU. In the food block of the medical institution, homemade bread and palyanytsya are baked in retro forms according to family recipes of hospital cooks. They hand over their pastries to the soldiers on the front line.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator provided information to IDPs on the registration of cash benefits for IDPs with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of the Multi-Purpose Monetary Assistance Program.
There was an air-raid warning. Farmers are to complete the sowing campaign of spring grains, including wheat, barley, corn, sunflower, soybeans, etc. They have already sown more than 5 thousand hectares of land, 52% of the targeted area. The targeted area for the sowing campaign in 2022 is 15 168 hectares. It is 11% more than last year. As of today, more than 10 000 hectares have been sown with spring and autumn-sown grains.
Drohobych residents hosted another 128 people from other oblasts and sheltered them. The AUI “Active Community” coordinator coordinated the work of the Youth Space, where the second visit of the “Building Ukraine Together” camp is currently taking place.
There was one air-raid warning. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) patrol the border with belarus. The Territorial Defense Forces patrol and stand guard at checkpoints.
Dubno communities continue to support Chernihiv Oblast. The other day they sent another cargo there. More than 7 tons of food were sent to the Kyiv territorial community. The residents of the Boremel, Pryvilne, and Tarakaniv territorial communities collected this aid together with the Buhryn and Babyn communities, Rivne Raion. Food was the main part of the cargo.
In Rivne, IDPs joined the works on improving the shoreline of the Basiv Kut lake. Dozens of willing people joined this good event. The Department of Family, Youth, and Sports of Rivne City Council organized toloka (the clean-up) by the Mayor’s order.
The citizens are united. They help volunteer headquarters with money and not only.
Chernivtsi Oblast (Bukovyna)
There are no active hostilities in Oblast. Today Bukovyna paid its last respect to two Heroes who died for Ukraine.
Given the threat of the enemy’s provocations and rocket attacks on May 7-9th, the Chernivtsi Oblast police called on the Bukovyna citizens and its guests to follow security measures during the weekend.
Kyiv pianist Volodymyr Slakva, currently residing in Chernivtsi, played a charity concert for the city’s residents. Funds were collected for the AFU needs.
The Kharkiv resident massages people in Bukovyna village for free. He wants to thank the residents for their hospitality.
The AUI “Active Community” coordinator conducted an information campaign on the work of the social canteen. Owing to that, ten new volunteers joined the cooking process of free lunches at the weekends.
About 30 000 tulips are blooming in Uzhhorod.
In Zakarpattia, more than 3500 homeowners, who sheltered IDPs for free, will receive state compensation for April.
In Zakarpattia 54 internally displaced physicians were employed. In total, 2179 internally displaced healthcare workers took the opportunity to find employment in other medical institutions.
More than 12 000 IDPs have already received medical care in Uzhhorod during the war. In particular, according to the Uzhhorod City Council’s Department of Health and Civil Protection, 98 IDPs delivered babies.
Yesterday, the AUI “Active Community” coordinators held a master class for internally displaced children. Today they are weaving camouflage nets and filming interviews with IDPs.Last modified: 10 Травня, 2022