The two hundred-twenty-firs (221) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.


About us: The “Active Community” initiative was launched by activists of the “Republika” Institute after the Euromaidan (2014), which focused on the activation and involvement of Ukrainians in the decision-making process. The goal for 2025: to activate and involve at least 1% of citizens in making decisions and promoting reforms in Ukraine on a systematic basis for the well-being of Ukrainian communities. Today we work in 30 communities in Ukraine.

The two hundred-twenty-firs (221) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

Northern oblasts


A charity event in support of the Azovstal defenders was held in Kyiv. During the event, a video dedicated to Azovstal’s heroes was shown, and camouflage nets were woven for soldiers at the front. Everyone could participate in the master class “Creative Expression”. In addition, the money raised will be used to buy boxes with basic necessities for those who have just been released from russian captivity.

A man who distributed anti-Ukrainian leaflets was detained in Kyiv. Under the guidance of the organizer of the group on the Internet, the man printed campaign leaflets with communist propaganda and prohibited anti-Ukrainian symbols, and then pasted them in public places. The Kyiv resident has already been served a notice of suspicion under Part 1 Article 436-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Kyiv Oblast

Developer Roman Drizhdenko will develop a project of a new house for free to replace the one that is being demolished in Irpin on the Hostomel highway. This house was the first of the city’s entire housing stock to be destroyed by russians.

Chernihiv Oblast

Yesterday, russian troops continued shelling the border areas of the Chernihiv Oblast. The Novhorod-Siversk community came under fire. After 2 p.m., border guards recorded two explosions caused by 120 mm mortar shells on the territory of the above community.

A mine explosion killed four mushroom pickers in the Chernihiv Oblast. People ignored the warning signs and a temporary ban on visiting forests. Their car ran over an unknown explosive device and exploded. The police are currently investigating all the circumstances of the incident as part of the criminal proceedings.

Sumy Oblast

Yesterday, the russians twice shelled the territory of the Seredyna-Buda community in the Sumy Oblast. There were no casualties or destructions.

At night, the russian army shelled the Znob-Novhorodske community with mortars and self-propelled artillery mounts. Around 9 a.m. they fired self-propelled artillery mounts at the Khotyn community.

In the Okhtyrka Raion, in the city of Trostyanets, on Neskuchanska Street, a car of JSC “Ukrtelecom” ran over a mine. The driver died on the spot; three more people were hospitalized.

Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

Over the past day, the russian occupiers continued shelling the settlements adjacent to the border with the russian federation and the line of contact. In particular, they fired at Kupiansk and settlements of the Kupiansk Raion, as well as Vovchansk and the village of Hatyshche in the Chuhuiv Raion.

During the day a 71-year-old woman was hospitalized with wounds in the Kupiansk Raion.

In the Kharkiv Oblast, an ambulance exploded after hitting a mine. The ambulance crew was on its way to a patient in Balaklia, the car ran over a mine left by the russians. The driver died on the spot; the paramedic was wounded. The ambulance burned to the ground.

The investigation into the shooting of a civilian convoy in the Kupiansk Raion on September 25 is ongoing. According to the latest data, 24 people were killed, including 13 children and a pregnant woman. A video from the scene was posted online.

In the Kharkiv Oblast, on the border with russia, Ukraine’s National Guardsmen shot down a reconnaissance drone. The almost intact device was found by the service dog Zeus. The UAV will be repaired and used for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Explosive experts demined the territory of the dam in the village of Velyki Prokhody, liberated from the occupiers. Almost 650 kg of various types of explosives were found there.

Mine clearance of the Kharkiv Oblast continues. Over the past day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service neutralized 704 explosive items.

Donetsk Oblast

As of 12:30 on October 2, Lyman was completely cleared of the invaders, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a short video message. The day before, a fighter from the Ternopil Oblast set the Ukrainian flag in Lyman. And the head of the Luhansk Oblast Military Administration, Serhiy Haidai, said that after the liberation of Lyman he would expect the de-occupation of the Luhansk Oblast to begin.

On October 1, the russians killed 3 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast: two in Avdiivka and one in Paraskoviivka. 9 more people were wounded.

In total, since February, 916 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast have fallen victims to the occupiers, and another 2,303 people have been wounded. The number of deaths in Mariupol and Volnovakha is still unknown.


Kramatorsk and Sloviansk came under enemy fire again. The enemy continues to destroy industrial facilities: both strikes were aimed at industrial areas of the cities. There were no casualties.

The head of Sloviansk City Military Administration, Vadym Lyakh, announced on the occasion of the Day of Educators that the city allocated funds for bonuses to teachers whose students scored 200 points during the national multi-subject test.

Origami, drawing, and appliqués are just a part of what young residents of Kramatorsk and their parents do during art therapy classes held at TatoHub. Children also further develop thanks to various games for ingenuity and attentiveness. Among the participants are children with disabilities who do not have the opportunity to evacuate to safer regions. For them, a visit to TatoHub is quite an event. Leisure activities are organized by the “Active Community” team in Kramatorsk. Thanks to the partners and the public union “Association “Everything will be fine”, the participants of art therapy classes receive sweet treats.


Pokrovsk anr Pokrovsk Raion

At night, the russians actively fired on the front lines from Kurakhove to Soledar.

In the Donetsk direction, the Kurakhove and Avdiivka communities came under fire. There were no casualties, but there is destruction.

The russians shelled Kurakhivka from MLRS “Uragan” and launched rocket attacks on the outskirts of Hannivka and Uspenivka. There are damaged houses – the exact number is being established.

There were several powerful shellings in the Avdiivka community during the night. 4 times the russians fired high-explosive and incendiary ammunition in the Opytne area. Avdiivka was shelled twice before midnight and three times later. There are hits near high-rise buildings and in the old part of the city. The extent of destruction is being specified.

Ukrainian defender Oleksandr Bezpaly from Pokrovsk died heroically near Kupyansk. He served under the contract from December 2021. He was a driver of the 8th mechanized company of the 3rd mechanized battalion of the A0501 military unit. On September 26, he was mortally wounded while performing combat missions. He was 36 years old.

The Myrnograd community (Pokrovsk Raion) paid the last respects to the fallen Hero Yuriy Tomash. Senior sergeant Yuriy Tomash, born in 1982, on September 25 near Novoselivka (Kramatorsk Raion), received a life-threatening wound. Eternal memory of the Hero.


During the last day, in the Horlivka direction, the Bakhmut, Toretsk, Soledar and Svitlodar communities were affected.

In Bakhmut, 1 person was injured, 4 private houses and 2 high-rise buildings were damaged. 1 person was also injured in Soledar. In the Toretsk community, 2 houses in Shcherbynivka and 2 houses in Pivnichne were damaged. No one was injured here. In the Svitlodar community, the night passed loudly and restlessly in Odradivka and at Mayorsk station.

As a result, Donetsk Oblast rescuers were involved in the elimination of 6 fires in the oblast, 4 of which were caused by enemy shelling.


Yesterday morning, someone turned on Ukrainian songs at full volume. Now the occupiers are trying to find these people, but in vain. They did not even find a discharged column.

The occupiers reported many times about the demining of the coastal zone. However, ammunition is still lying on the beach.

Luhansk Oblast

Due to the liberation of Lyman, the situation for the occupiers on the Luhansk front is tense, because there is a river near Lyman, on the other bank of which Luhansk Oblast begins. The occupiers canceled even the minor repairs that they had started in the region.

Southern Oblasts

Zaporizhzhia Oblast 

That night, as a result of shelling, infrastructure objects were destroyed in one of the city’s districts and in the suburbs. According to preliminary information, the russians fired four S-300 missiles. As a result, the industrial infrastructure was destroyed, no one was injured. The multi-apartment buildings located nearby were damaged.

During the morning shelling, one of the rockets hit the suburbs of Zaporizhzhia. This is the territory of the summer cooperative. According to preliminary information, there are no injured people. video

The number of victims, as a result of the shelling of a humanitarian convoy on September 30, already amounts to 31 people. The seriously injured woman died in hospital. As a reminder, the russians fired 16 rockets at Zaporizhzhia and its surroundings. 4 of them shot down air defense forces, 9 rockets damaged an enterprise, where no one was injured, and the last 3 were hit a convoy of civilian cars. 

Kherson Oblast

In the Kherson Oblast, the missile and artillery units of the Southern Defense Forces (Armed Forces of Ukraine) carried out more than 150 fire missions during the night at the areas of concentration of russian manpower and weapons, at enemy positions along the dividing line and at ammunition warehouses in the Kherson Raion.

Explosions are heard in Skadovsk (Kherson Oblast). This is reported by local residents.

In Velyka Oleksandrivka (Kherson Oblast), the occupation authorities and collaborators offered UAH 6,000 to residents to vote in a pseudo-referendum. According to the information of the “Yellow Ribbon” (pro-Ukrainian civil resistance movement), they failed to bribe citizens.

In September, 75 Kherson families with babies, children with disabilities and large families received help from benefactors as part of the humanitarian program “Save Together. Kherson”. The program was created by the Kherson Community Fund “Zakhyst” [“Protection”] . Since the beginning of the full-scale war, thanks to this program, more than a thousand Kherson families, in which more than two thousand children are raised, have received financial assistance.

Mykolayiv Oblast

Tonight, Mykolayiv came under enemy rocket fire from S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems. In particular, hits were recorded near two four-story buildings. As a result, the houses were damaged, and a fire broke out in one of them. A hit was also recorded near the territory of the hospital. A total of seven people were injured in the shelling.

Yesterday, the enemy attacked the port water area and infrastructure of Ochakiv with a 120 mm mortar and a “Grad” multiple launcher rocket system.

At night, as a result of enemy shelling of the village of Shevchenko, two people died, and a residential building was partially destroyed.

During the past day, the enemy shelled the vicinity of the Berezneguvate station, between the village of Pryshyb and the village of Vysunsk, between the settlement of Berezneguvate and the village of Vysunsk. As a result of shelling, five private houses were damaged.

Today, at 04:00, the outskirts of the village of Novooleksandrivka (the Ingulka community) came under enemy fire. There are no casualties or damage.

Shelling of the village of Shyroke was recorded yesterday. As a result, two residential buildings were destroyed and four houses were damaged. The administration building was also hit.

Central oblasts

Dnipropetrovska Oblast

The enemy covered the Nikopol area with fire from «Uragan», «Grad” multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery. Four private houses, four farm buildings and power lines were damaged in Nikopol. 450 families were left without electricity. They struck the Chervonohrihorivka community as well.

The Iranian kamikaze drone “Shahed-136” arrived in Kryvyi Rih after midnight. It aimed at the building of the local lyceum in the middle of the city. Two floors were destroyed. There was a fire.

Olesii Riznychenko from the city of Kryvyi Rih died while defending Ukraine. He was a doctor at the Primary Health Care Center No. 4. He went to war almost from the first days of the russian invasion. Borys Zus, a resident of Marhanets, also died in the battles for the Donetsk Oblast. Eternal memory to Heroes.

In the city of Dnipro, among those who donate funds for the Armed Forces, a t-shirt of the former goalkeeper of FC “Dnipro” Denys Boyk will be raffled off. The winner will be chosen on October 7. The collected funds will go to support the guys from the 98th battalion of the Dnipro “Azov” territorial defense. 

Volunteers collected 670,000UAH for tractor tires for the Armed Forces in Dnipro in one and a half days.

Kirovohrad Oblast

It is planned to rename 145 streets and alleys in the Haivoron community of the Holovanivsk Raion.

So far, a list of streets and recommended names has been created. So, for example, in Haivoron, Yesenin Street, named after the russian poet, is proposed to be renamed Mariupol Street. And Hlinka Lane, named after the russian composer, is going to be Pishchany.

The team of the AUI «Active Community” in the city of Kropyvnytskyi continues to volunteer at the Humanitarian Center named after St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Thus, the coordinators provided consultations to internally displaced persons who arrived in the city regarding registration of IDP status, finding temporary housing, work, and participated in issuing them packages with food kits.

Poltava Oblast

The Poltava Oblast is approaching a new wave of coronavirus. 2,260 people fell ill last week. In the Oblast, there are 124 vaccination points at dispensaries and Primary Health Care centers. The authorities are calling for vaccination to minimize the burden on doctors due to COVID.

The Poltava Oblast handed over clothing to the territorial defense brigade: uniforms, fleece jackets and winter hats. Assistance to defenders is a priority in the work of the regional administration and the regional council.

From now on, the Ukrainian military has a computerized telescope. These are additional “eyes” for fighters that allow you to observe the enemy and its movements. The telescope was purchased by the “Nadezhda” group of companies from the Poltava Oblast.

The work of regional cultural institutions is being resumed in the Poltava Oblast. From October, the Gogol Theater, the Puppet Theater, the Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic will work on their stages. At the same time, the groups will continue to visit the communities of the Oblast with free performances and concerts for local residents and immigrants.

Western oblasts 

Rivne Oblast

On October 2, they said goodbye to the 30-year-old senior soldier Dmytro Takun in Rivne. He died in the Donetsk Oblast on September 24, during hostilities. Eternal glory to the Hero

Local historian Mykola Muzychuk found a gold ring belonging to a German soldier from the Second World War in the Dubno Raion. The expedition took place on the territory of Smiha community. The man gave the proceeds from the sale of jewelry in the amount of 5 thousand hryvnias to a charity organization. They will go to purchase a quadcopter for the Armed Forces.

Khmelnytsky Oblast

Kamianets- Podilskyi 

During the seven months of the full-scale war, the Kamianets-Podilskyi community financed the needs of the district’s territorial defense battalion for 6 million hryvnias. The staff of the city council, educators, and doctors collected another 300,000 UAH for the professional holiday of the territorial defense. Today, among the territorial defense forces of Kamianets-Podilskyi are deputies, officials of the city council. Two volunteer formations have been formed in the community, which also belong to the territorial defense system.

Together with the “World Central Kitchen” charity fund, 500 food kits were distributed to internally displaced persons who arrived in the Kamianets-Podilskyi community over the past two months.

Zakarpattia Oblast

In Yasin, the Rakhiv Oblast, housing is being built for internally displaced persons. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, more than 8,000 forced migrants have been accepted here. Thanks to the joint program of Zakarpattia Oblast Military Administration and the community, this process becomes systemic. Today, major repairs are being carried out in part of the premises of the city hospital. Beds and household appliances were installed in the rooms. After completion of the renovation, the location will be able to house about 40 displaced people.

In Uzhgorod, restoration is underway in the cathedral of the Mukachevo Greek Catholic Diocese. The works are carried out within the framework of the grant project “Restoration of the common historical and cultural heritage”. The wall painting, ceiling, and iconostasis are being restored by a team of restorers. The Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross of the Greek Catholic Diocese in Uzhgorod is the most recognizable architectural gem of the city, which is considered a shrine.

In Zakarpattia, foresters of state-owned enterprises replenished reservoirs with trout and salmon fry. Since the beginning of 2022, 15,000 fry of brook trout, rainbow trout, and Danube salmon have already been released into mountain streams. The reliable partner of the forest farm in the artificial stocking of rivers is the State Agency for Land Reclamation and Fisheries in Zakarpattia Oblast. After stocking, in order for the trout to settle in better, forestry workers build artificial falls on small rivers and strengthen the banks of water arteries.

The distance festival “Interlialka-2022” is taking place in Uzhgorod. The international festival for children will last from October 1 to 4. 17 groups of puppet theaters participate in the competition – 10 Ukrainian and 7 foreign, in particular from Slovakia, Poland, Georgia, Lithuania, Israel and others. The goal of the festival is to popularize theater art among the younger generation despite the war.

Last modified: 3 Жовтня, 2022