The two hundred-twenty-fourth (224) 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-fourth (224) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

Northern Oblasts


Today, the Embassy of Japan resumes work in Kyiv. Having returned the embassy, ​​Japan seeks to improve coordination with other states in the field of reconstruction of Ukraine.

Another “Lunch without problems” house opened in Obolon. Everyone who needs it can come and get hot meals. The house will be open every day, except for weekends, from 13:00 to 14:00. You can find it in the parking lot near the entrance to DREAM Berry from the Heroiv Dnipra metro station.

A response to Elon Musk’s “peace plan” was posted on Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv. The installation in the form of a Tesla car with a cut-off wheel “Crimea” was installed among broken military equipment of the russian federation.


Kyiv Oblast

At night, the enemy attacked Bila Tserkva several times. The city was attacked by kamikaze drones, which caused fires. A total of 6 hits and explosions. Now all the necessary safety measures have been taken and the fire has been extinguished. One person was injured. A total of 3 infrastructure buildings were damaged.

Irpin and the Mexican city of Tlajomulco are officially sister cities. The relevant Memorandum on international partnership was signed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Mexico, Oksana Dramaretska, and the head of the Executive Council of the City Hall of Tlajomulco, Omar Cervantes Rivera. In a memorandum, the parties confirmed their intentions to implement joint projects in the fields of culture, education, medicine and economy.


Zhytomyr Oblast

The fighters of the brigade from the Zhytomyr Oblast showed how they returned the shells left by occupiers in the Izyum direction to them. Mortar calculations of the 30th separate mechanized brigade continue to destroy the Russian invaders with their own shells. The 30th separate mechanized brigade named after Prince Konstantin Ostrozky. “We’re not occupiers – we don’t need someone else,” the soldiers joke.

The Novohrad-Volynskyi raion state administration reported the death of senior soldier Dmytro Kukhtyuk, a resident of Zhariv village, Baranivka community.

A veteran of the anti-terrorist operation from Zhytomyr goes on foot from Odesa to Yaremche to collect money for a car for the military. The man undertook to overcome the 800,000-meter route with a flag and crutches, as he walks with a prosthesis, because he lost his left leg in 2014, in the battle near Luhansk. However, neither this nor anything else, he says, will stand in the way of helping brothers-in-arms.

In Zhytomyr, volunteers are invited to form civil defense: clearing rubble, helping the injured. This decision was made at the executive committee of the Zhytomyr City Council. Voluntary formations of civil protection on a voluntary basis include citizens of Ukraine who are fit for military service in terms of their health and who have not reached the age limit for conscripts to be in the second-class reserve.

Chernihiv Oblast 

Pyrotechnics have destroyed more than 43,000 shells since the beginning of demining in Chernihiv Oblast. Currently, sappers are demining the territory in positions where russian troops were stationed in February-March. In a forest lane near Horodnia, sappers found the remains of 152-millimeter artillery ammunition that did not explode and samples of signal mines.

Schools of Chernihiv Oblast will receive more than 2,000 laptops from UNESCO. Those educational institutions that lost theirs as a result of hostilities will receive the equipment.

Sumy Oblast

Yesterday, the russians shelled the territories of Yunakivka, Khotyn and Bilopillya communities twice. There are no casualties or damage.

Today, the russians shelled the territories near the settlements of Fotovizh (Esman community) and Rozhkovichi (Seredyna-Buda community).

On the air of a nationwide telethon, the commander of the combined forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Serhii Naev, said that russia is beginning to withdraw the mobilized to the Sumy direction. Now they are in educational centers of russian oblasts at a distance of 120 km from the state border.

Eastern Oblasts 

Kharkiv Oblast 

Yesterday, the russian occupiers shelled the settlements of the Kharkiv Oblast, which are located not far from the state border with the russian federation and the contact line. In particular, the enemy shelled the areas of settlements: Graniv, Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, Vovchansk and Bely Kolodyaz.

A 75-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man were hospitalized with injuries in the Chuguyiv raion. A 59-year-old wounded woman was hospitalized in the Kupyansk raion.

In the Kharkiv Oblast, 13 military administrations were formed in the territories liberated from the occupiers.

As of October 5, 77 settlements in four communities remain occupied by the russian army in the Kharkiv Oblast.

Demining works are ongoing in the Oblast. During the day, the pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service defused 408 explosive devices.


Donetsk Oblast 

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy fired mortars, tube and rocket artillery, in the areas of Bilogorivka, Serebryanka and Spirne settlements.

In the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhya directions, the infrastructure of more than 24 settlements was damaged by enemy shelling from tanks, mortars, tube and rocket artillery, including: Avdiivka, Vodyane, Maryinka, Novopil, Olgivske, Pervomaiske.

The village of Rubtsi near Lyman was liberated from the russians. Today, life is returning to Rubtsi. First of all, the villagers are provided with humanitarian aid, an ambulance is already working here and the police are on duty.

The armed forces of Ukraine are moving forward and are slowly liberating the territories temporarily occupied by russia.

Authorities are resuming work in Sviatohirsk and Lyman communities.

Liberated cities and villages remain not far from the front, so the primary task is to evacuate everyone who remains there.

On October 4, the russians killed 1 civilian of Donetsk Oblast — at the Mayorsk station in Zaitsevo. Another 6 people were injured. In addition, the bodies of 4 killed civilians were discovered in Sviatohirsk during the exhumation.

Yesterday, pyrotechnics discovered and seized 55 explosive objects in Donetsk Oblast.

Every day, pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service carry out demining work in the territory of the Donetsk Oblast.


The situation remains bad.

The occupiers continue constant shelling of Volnovaha. Vugledar, Vododymirivka and Nikolske are under constant fire. A culture center burned down in Volodymyrivka.

The occupation authorities opened a renovated dormitory for long-term stays. They wrote about it in the telegram channel of the occupation administration. The location is not disclosed, information will be provided after people write applications for placement. They promise gas.

Even the most resistant people leave the city, because they cannot stand the horror around them. According to eyewitnesses, “If you want to see the apocalypse, come here… Everyone drinks horilka, everyone… Because otherwise it is impossible to endure…”

The regional coordinator of AUI “Active Community”, Yana Tvereza, is preparing for the documentary theater in Uman.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

In the east of the Pokrovsk Raion, Avdiivka and the villages of the Ocheretyn community came under fire. At Avdiivka, there were single flights into the old city, and in the morning massive artillery shelling of the center. The russians also shelled Karlivka at night.

The armed forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Kurdyumivka and Novomykhailivka settlements.

The situation is under control in Pokrovsk community.

The Security Service of Ukraine detained a resident of the city of Bilozerske, who leaked data to the russian invaders. The attacker tried to convey to the occupiers classified information about the location and number of personnel of one of the units of the Armed Forces.

The infrastructure of the city, social services and communal enterprises are working, ensuring the life of the city. There are wells and water carriers in the Pokrovsk community

The multi-sector utility enterprise of the Pokrovsk community received a diesel generator for air cooling from the European initiative “Agreement of Mayors”


In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled the areas of Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Odradivka, Zaytseve, Opytne, Yakovlivka and Yuryivka.


In Mariupol schools, instead of food, the occupiers began to issue rations at the rate of “one month per child”.

The traitorous Mariupol teachers spent class hours in schools where they talked about the “illegality of the 1991 referendum”, the fictional Ukraine, “the people of Donbas” and other delusions.

For a propaganda “picture”, the occupiers brought humanitarian aid to the Left Bank district. Residents of Mariupol, who do not have the funds to buy the most necessary products, were wanted in a long line from the very morning.

Resistance in Mariupol is growing. More and more inscriptions are appearing in the city stating that Mariupol is Ukraine.

Luhansk Oblast

In Kreminna, the occupiers are destroying everything in a row – highways, buildings. This is how they try to gain a foothold and delay the offensive of the Armed Forces.

Compulsively mobilized men from Luhansk are sent without training to the russian units that have suffered the greatest losses. At the same time, training centers located in the Luhansk Oblast prepare recruits from private military campaigns recruited in places of deprivation of liberty.

Southern Oblasts 

Zaporizhzhia Oblast 

In the temporarily occupied city of Energodar, the occupiers continue to exert moral and psychological pressure on the workers of the Zaporizhzhya NPP. Thus, according to available information, employees are forced to obtain russian passports and enter into employment contracts with the state atomic energy corporation “Rosatom” through threats.

Mykolayiv Oblast

Yesterday, the occupiers fired one and a half dozen shells of heavy artillery and rocket salvo systems at Ochakiv, with the aim of damaging the port infrastructure.

At night, the enemy attacked Mykolayiv Raion with six “Shahed-136” kamikaze drones. All were shot down by anti-aircraft defense forces.

Settlements of the Berezneguvate community, located on the demarcation line, remain under constant enemy fire. Thus, the occupiers shelled the outskirts of the village of Lepetiha and the village of Murakhivka. The outskirts of Berezneguvate and Berezneguvate station were also shelled by the russians.

At night, shelling rang out near the village of Shiroke.

Yesterday morning, the enemy launched a rocket attack on the Voznesensky Raion. The infrastructure facility was damaged.

Central Oblast

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

All night long, the enemy was prowling the Nikopol Raion. He fought with “Hrad” and heavy artillery. 3 peaceful communities of the Nikopol Raion – Marganetsk, Nikopol and Chervonogrigorivsk – were under attack by the russian occupation troops this night.

In the Chervonogrihorivsk community, 2 residential buildings and an outbuilding were destroyed. 2 lyceums, a church, a shop, a high-rise building and more than 20 private houses and farm buildings, a gas pipeline and an electricity network were mutilated.

In Nikopol, enemy shells damaged recreation centers. In the Marganets community, rescuers continue to survey the area. The scale of destruction is established.

Kirovohrad Oblast

There was a threat of a missile attack on populated areas of Kirovohrad Oblast. Air sirens sounded.

Today, October 5, the residents of Kropyvnutskyi paid their respects and said goodbye to 27-year-old hero-soldier Oleksandr Shevchenko. Junior sergeant Oleksandr Shevchenko performed combat tasks to ensure national security and defense, repulse and deter the armed aggression of the russian occupiers as a gunner of a motorized infantry unit.

The enemy inflicts devastating blows on Ukrainian cities, destroying infrastructure and residential buildings. Kropyvnytskyi is ready to receive the evacuated residents of neighboring Mykolaiv, which suffered significant destruction. Oleksandr Mosin, the mayor of Kropyvnytskyi, said that the city has already sheltered tens of thousands of forced migrants from Donetsk Oblast, Kherson Oblast, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kharkiv Oblasts. There will be enough space for residents of Mykolaiv.

Anatoliy Stoyan, regional coordinator of the Active Community, provided advice to migrants from Donbas, Mykolaiv Oblast, and Kharkiv Oblast regarding obtaining documents on the status of IDPs, as well as information on the available resources of employers in the regional center and surrounding communities.

Poltava Oblast 

In the Poltava Oblast, they said goodbye to the defenders of Ukraine – Ivan Romanenko, village of Harkushintsi, Myrhorod community, Oleksiy Pedorich, village of Harkushintsi, Myrhorod community, Roman Slipych, Poltava, Vitaly Zhivylo, Kobelyaky community, and Volodymyr Zholobetsky, Orzhitsa.

Since the beginning of the war, the russians have launched 38 missile strikes on Poltava Oblast.

This was announced by the head of the Poltava Regional Prosecutor’s Office, Anton Stolitny. The total number of incoming missiles was 78. Some of the missiles were destroyed in the air. The occupiers hit 19 infrastructure objects in the region with 54 rockets. As a result of the shelling, the premises of the poultry farm, the animal farm, the warehouse-type elevator of the Poltava Bread Products Plant, the Kremenchug thermal power station, the traction electric substation, the Kremenchug oil refinery, PJSC “Kredmash” and the shopping center “Amstor” were damaged.

In the Poltava City Council, the deputies could not vote on the issue of banning the activities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. “For” – only 14 votes. Representatives of “Servant of the People” and “For the Future” are among those who did not support it. But the deputies voted for the dissolution of the executive committee and the dismissal of the deputy mayor.

11-year-old Sofia Pushak from Myrhorod makes and sells toys to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

She has already donated 2500 UAH for Ukrainian military.

A mural dedicated to rescuers is being created on the main building of the State Emergency Service in Poltava. The picture is being created by Svitlana Rybalko, the spokeswoman of the State Emergency Service in Poltava oblast. The picture is planned to depict the elimination of enemy shelling of Poltava and Kyiv oblasts and other shots of military action. Photos from the scene will be used as a basis.  

Tomorrow, the Puppet Theater, and on October 14, the Gogol Theater will resume working on their home stages. Also this week, the Regional Philharmonic returns with concerts to its modern renovated building

The team of the Active Community of Poltava oblast started preparations for the documentary theater in Poltava and held the first meeting with the participants of the performance.

Western Oblasts

Lviv Oblast 

There was a threat of a missile attack from the east. The danger did not materialize. Everything is calm in Lviv oblast. 

Another 4 sets of drones will go from Lviv oblast to our defenders on the front line. Each set includes a drone, a thermographic camera and a charger. The necessary equipment was purchased by the Ukrainian-Czech company ‘Horyzonty’. Today it was handed over to the Lviv Regional Military Administration, and soon it will be sent to our military in the areas where it is most needed. 

Two evacuation trains brought 94 more people to Lviv oblast from the regions where active hostilities continue. 

In Zolochiv raion, the dormitory of Chervone Higher Vocational School was repaired, where 100 IDPs will temporarily live. People who lost their homes due to the military action of the russian federation will have the necessary conditions for living – rooms, kitchens and showers. The housing is located close to the raion center, so it will be easier to find a job. UAH 9.9 million from the regional budget was spent for the repair. International partners and charitable organizations Sean Penn’s CORE, Grupa Polski Holding Hotelowy, Ukrainian Hotel & Resort Association, World Vision and the public initiative Let’s Help Together helped with equipment and furniture.

72 small farms and family farmers of Lviv oblast received humanitarian aid from Italy – 28 tons of winter wheat seeds and 2.5 tons of a mixture of five types of herbs. The aid was handed over in the framework of the Bread of Peace initiative of the Pausa Cafe social cooperative.


Stepan Kulyniak, the head of the Drohobych District Military Administration , said that two more cars are being sent to our army. They are sent to the front line together with the Charitable Foundation “KOLO” within the initiative of Maksym Kozytskyi #1000_автомобілів_свободи (#1000_vehicles_of_freedom).


The situation in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast is stable.

Recently, a charity fair in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was held in Staromizun Lyceum named after Vasyl Verkhovynets of Vyhoda village council. Children and their parents were selling homemade cakes and handmade goods. Overall, they raised 29,220 UAH and 600 euros. These funds will be used to purchase a drone for the military. 

In the framework of the Kostiushko Foundation’s program for Ukrainian scientists, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Olena Budnyk from the University of Ivano-Frankivsk received an individual grant to research the topic “Preparing future teachers to work with students affected by the russian invasion of Ukraine”. The project is implemented jointly with the Head of the Department of School Pedagogy and Academic Didactics of the Institute of Pedagogy of the Jagiellonian University (Poland).

Rivne Oblast

There were no air alarms during the day.

Rivne Drama Theater will hold a charity performance. The actors will play the comedy “Hostess of the Check-in” in support of the Mykolaiv Academic Art Drama Theater. The event will take place on Monday, October 10. All funds raised during the charity performance will be donated by Rivne actors to their colleagues from Mykolaiv. 

The mentees of the Rivne Regional Center for Social Services began to weave camouflage ghillie suits (kikimory) for the needs of the army. The deputy director of the center Natalia Mykyta suggested the homeless to join this process, and they responded to this idea. On October 3, the men assembled a frame for weaving, and the women immediately began to work.  

Khmelnytsky Oblast


The Mayor of Kamianets-Podilskyi appealed to all residents with a request to join the replenishment of the blood bank in the city transfusion department.

Within the framework of the program “Children of War” with the support of the charitable foundation “SOS Civil Defense Headquarters” 42 children from the frontline territories arrived in the city. Safe conditions are created for them as well as the organization of constant training, acquaintance with our city, communication with peers, and other psychological measures. The Culinary Hundred of Podillia together with the “Active Community of Kamyanets-Podilsky” represented by Slavko Poliatynchuk, Tetyana Boychuk (Volunteer Center of the College of Culture), Iryna Lyubinetska (ATO Soldiers Assistance Fund), Halyna Korotenko-Moldovan (Rozmay Center) made a big parcel for our soldiers. Instant soups, porridge, nets, camouflage ghillie suits (kikimmory) will be sent to the East. Also, they are helping one important unit with additional equipment, which participated in the battles for Mariupol, Azovstal. 

Chernivtsi Oblast

Bukovyna paid last respects to Senior Sergeant Serhii Ofitserov in the village of Ataki and said goodbye to soldier Kyrylo Tileiev at the Alley of Glory of the Central Cemetery of Chernivtsi. The battalion from Bukovyna, which is fighting in the 80th separate air assault brigade of the Air Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, liberated the village of Bohuslavka in Kharkiv region. 

The “Zihrii Voina” campaign was completed in the Kadubovetsi community. People together raised 71 thousand hryvnias. For these funds, 110 sets of thermal underwear were ordered and purchased. Also, together with the efforts of teachers, students and parents of Vasylivka school, they bought 200 pairs of socks. 

Military chaplain from Bukovyna Vasyl Hasynets received a diploma from the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Priest Vasyl has been actively volunteering since 2014. He delivers food and equipment to the Ukrainian military on the front line, as well as conducts services in eastern Ukraine. He was awarded for his significant contribution to strengthening the spirituality of the Ukrainian people, moral and psychological support, pastoral, educational and volunteer activities. 

Zakarpattia Oblast 

More than 320 educational institutions of the region have Wi-Fi in shelters. This was made possible thanks to the Ministry of Digital Transformation “Wi-Fi in shelters” 

The residents of Zakarpattia, who have sheltered IDPs, will be provided with free firewood. Thus, the Hungarian Ecumenical Relief Service in Ukraine in partnership with the ACT Alliance Geneva will provide UAH 2 million to the Regional Forestry and Hunting Range Administration for the purchase of 3 thousand cubic meters of firewood. It will be sent to Zakarpattia households, where IDPs live. 

Last modified: 6 Жовтня, 2022