The two hundred-thirteenth (213) 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-thirteenth (213) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
Medics of the Center for Emergency Medical Assistance and Disaster Medicine have started a series of trainings for citizens on providing pre-medical assistance. The trainings will continue at fifteen metro stations.
In Kyiv, activists painted over the pedestal of the russian writer pushkin, and called to “Demolish russia AWAY.”
In Kyiv Oblast, units of the State Emergency Service have already defused 68,464 explosive objects. During the day, pyrotechnic units discovered and neutralized 83 explosive objects in 11 settlements of Bucha, Vyshgorod and Brovary raions.
The police identified another russian who participated in the killing of a civilian in Irpin. The police are also looking for people who have information about the shooting of a civilian convoy, which was carried out by the occupiers in the Stoyanka district of Irpin on March 6.
In Irpin, the “Znayko” kindergarten is currently setting up shelters so that children have the opportunity to descend to a safe place during an air-raid alert.
86 sets of doors were handed over to the Irpin’s Reconstruction Fund by the company “Ministry of Doors” from Dnipro. They will be installed in damaged apartment buildings, which were the first to apply for restoration.
Oleksandr Vysotskyi, a resident of Zhytomyr Oblast, died at the hands of the russian occupiers performing combat missions. Compatriots led the Hero on his last journey. Eternal glory.
The Security Service of Ukraine exposed a collaborator in Zhytomyr Oblast who supported the aggressor state from behind bars. From October 2016 to January 2019, as a T-72 tank driver, he took part in combat operations against Ukrainian troops. He is currently serving his sentence in a special institution in Zhytomyr Oblast, where he posted materials on his social media page in which he accused the Ukrainian military of shelling the civilian population. The case is in court.
Since February 24, more than 2,000 food kits have been distributed at the “Volunteer Relief Headquarters” in Malin. Currently, pensioners, displaced persons and military personnel can receive help at the headquarters. Both the people of Malin and benefactors from abroad help with the supply. More than one and a half tons of vegetables were brought by local residents, some of the products were sent from the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland and Germany.
Yesterday, the russians shelled two communities in Chernihiv Oblast. Around 5:00 p.m., the russians fired with 120 mm mortars at the Snovsk community, the border guards counted 4 explosions.
Also yesterday at 19:00 the russians shelled the Semenivka community with 82 mm mortars, 15 explosions were recorded.
On September 23, in Kozelets, citizens said goodbye to Oleksiy Kolesnikov, who died as a result of a massive missile strike on the village of Desna.
Also, on September 23, in the village of Velikiy Shchymel of the Snovsk community citizens said goodbye to border guard Vasyl Tkachenko. He died on March 28 during the defense of Chernihiv. They take the man on his last journey only six months later, because the body was burnt and they could not recognize him.
In Chernihiv Oblast, a woman was exposed for spreading materials on social networks justifying russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine and approving the occupation actions of the enemy.
Near the village of Shestovitsa, rescuers neutralized ammunition by detonation.
Over the past day, the russians shelled 4 communities in Sumy Oblast: Krasnopillya, Bilopillya, Seredyna-Buda, and Yunakivka. Almost 140 explosions were recorded. Due to damage of the power line, 3 thousand houses were left without electricity.
In Sumy Oblast, they plan to rename 9 villages, educational institutions and some streets in order to get rid of russification and the consequences of the colonial past.
Today, representatives of diplomatic institutions of more than 20 countries visited Kharkiv Oblast. Delegates from Austria, Lithuania, Spain, France, Slovenia, Denmark, Turkey and other countries saw with their own eyes torture, mass burials, where exhumation of bodies is currently underway.
The exhumation of bodies from a mass burial is being completed in Izyum. A total of 436 bodies were exhumed. Most of them have signs of violent death, 30 have traces of torture, and 11 people have not been identified.
During the past day, the russians shelled settlements located near the border with the russian federation and the contact line.
The Kupyansk raion suffers the most from russian shelling. Over the past day, 5 people were injured there, including 2 children – sisters aged 10 and 17.
A 45-year-old man was injured in the Chuguyiv raion. He was blown up by a mine while picking mushrooms. A similar accident happened to a 24-year-old resident of Izyum raion, who was also picking mushrooms.
Ukrainian police officers showed that people reach deoccupied Vovchansk by boat across the river. The entrance to the city is destroyed, people are cut off from the rest of the population. There is also no electricity, gas, water supply and communication.
A photo of the Vovchansk police department appeared in social medias. It is mutilated, defaced with the symbols of the russian invaders and littered with various things that the russian invaders stole from the locals.
That night, the russians fired on the communities of Pokrovsk, Kramatorsk, and Bakhmut raions.
On September 23, the russians killed 2 civilians of Donetsk Oblast in Bakhmut and Krasnohorivka. 3 more people were injured.
In total, since February 24, thanks to the russians, 882 civilians of Donetsk Oblast have become victims, another 2,225 have been wounded. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovaha is currently unknown.
In the Kramatorsk direction, Yarova, Raihorodok, Dibrova, Ozerne, Siversk, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Vesele and Bilogorivka came under enemy fire. Druzhkivka was especially damaged. There were no casualties, but residential buildings were damaged. 7 people were evacuated from the place of shelling.
Today, Kramatorsk celebrates 154 years since its founding. The head of the military administration, Oleksandr Goncharenko, congratulated the people of Kramatorsk on the holiday and noted that in the conditions of war, thousands of the city’s residents are far from their native homes, but it is holding on and “waiting for the time when its muscles – factories, will hum again, its lungs – parks and gardens, will bloom with thousands of new young trees and flowers, and his heart – people, will fill the streets again.”
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion
In the Pokrovsk raion, the russians hit Mykolaivka of the Novogrodivka hromada with a S-300 air defense system, damaging 2 high-rise buildings and 5 private houses. The Kurakhove community was also affected: Kurakhove was shelled with rocket launchers, Uspenivka and Hannivka were hit by rockets – private houses were damaged.
In addition, as a result of the hostilities, the Karlivka filtering station was cut off – the Pokrovsk community was left without water.
In the morning, Avdiivka was shelled: the administrative building of the Avdiivka Coke Chemical Plant and residential buildings in the old part of the city were damaged. Fortunately, there were no injured or dead in the area.
As part of charitable assistance, the Novogrodivka community of Pokrovsk raion received water filtration equipment from the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). These are 2 mobile autonomous surface water purification units OASIS S300, as well as water containers. Mobile water purification stations are designed to provide the drinking needs of critical infrastructure facilities in extreme or emergency conditions. The new equipment will partially solve the urgent problem of drinking water in the community.
In the Bakhmut raion, the night was restless in the Svitlodar community: Odradivka and Mayorsk stations were constantly being shelled. There was no information about the victims.
In the Mariupol School No. 45, a projectile detonated, which was not demined by the occupiers. Children were injured, but the exact number of victims is unknown.
The national action “Mariupol is Ukraine” was held throughout Ukraine. Residents of Mariupol in every city gathered near the “YAMariupol” centers with blue and yellow flags. They showed the whole world that Mariupol was, is and will be Ukrainian!
One of the best metallurgical enterprises of Ukraine – the Alchevsk Metallurgical Combine – stopped production because the occupiers mobilized all the workers.
In order to increase the turnout for the “pseudo-referendum”, employees of the “election commissions” accompanied by armed servicemen of the russia force residents to vote directly in their places of residence. And in order to follow the secret voting procedure, the occupiers offer to cover themselves with cardboard. People are also stopped on the street. To the objection that he does not have a passport with him, the russians answer succinctly: “And you don’t need one – we already know you.”
Another 20 military administrations were formed on the territory of Luhansk Oblast – this is a guarantee of quick decisions to save people in the territories after deoccupation.
73 reports of destroyed infrastructure in regional and district centers were registered during the day. Russian troops raided populated areas of the Pology Raion. Homes of residents of Orikhiv, Gulyaipole and nearby villages suffered significant damage. At night, the enemy fired 5 rockets at the residential infrastructure of Zaporizhzhia.
Currently, 8 private sector buildings and 16 multi-apartment buildings are known to have been damaged. Windows and doors were blown out of houses by the bursting of shells, roof coverings and building facades were damaged. A fire broke out in one of the apartment buildings – it has the most damage. It has broken windows, damaged roof, facade, balconies and floor slabs.
As a result of the missile attack, there are casualties among the civilian population. 9 civilians suffered shrapnel injuries. One person died from the injuries he received.
In the temporarily occupied territories of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the occupiers issue summonses for mobilization to men who have received russian passports. A pseudo-referendum is also held there: members of the “commission” accompanied by armed soldiers conduct raids on residential buildings. The leadership of the Oblast reminds: neither the Constitution of Ukraine nor the Constitution of russia has such a concept as a local referendum. In addition, ¾ of the population left the occupied territories, so the expression of will cannot be objective.
More than 60 settlements of the Kherson Oblast – Biloghirka, Myrolyubivka, Sukhy Stavok and Arkhangelske – were affected by the fire of the russian troops.
More than 35 settlements were subjected to mortar and artillery shelling by russian troops in the Pivnichnyi Buh Raion. Among them are Visokopillya, Myrolyubivka, Ukrainka, Lozove, Blagodativka, Shiroke, Suhy Stavok, Bezymenne, Ternovi Pody, Olgyne, Lymany and Myrne.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Ukraine struck a pontoon crossing in Nova Kakhovka, two concentrations of weapons and equipment of russian troops in the Berislav Raion, three centers of forces and means in the Kakhovka and Kherson Raions. They destroyed a column of weapons and equipment of the russian military in Kakhovka, a radio-electronic warfare station in the Krutyi Yar area, and the “Tor” anti-aircraft missile complex in the Bashtan Raion of the Mykolayiv Oblast.
The second day of the so-called “referendum” in the Kherson Oblast. According to the first deputy head of the regional council Yuriy Sobolevskyi, some people had to vote twice – on the first and second day. The practice of family voting is also recorded: if only one family member is found at home, he is forced to “vote” for everyone.
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine collect data on occupiers holding referendums and collaborators helping the enemy. Please send information (surnames of organizers, collaborators and participants, facts of coercion and falsification, venues, etc.) to the chatbot t.me/stop_russian_war_bot. To do this, it is enough to open the appropriate tab in the chatbot and enter the information. Confidentiality and the fact that each message will be carefully processed by SBU investigators is guaranteed.
In Kherson, members of the resistance movement put up posters with the exact coordinates of the buildings where the occupiers plan to hold a “referendum”.
The Kherson Oblast prosecutor’s office has charged a resident of Kherson with treason and collaboration, who gave the russian military data on 23 citizens of Kherson who pose a threat to the occupation regime.
The russian military used psychological and physical influence on these citizens.
The Security Service of Ukraine has identified the russian commander who orders the torture of Ukrainians in occupied Kherson. Oleksandr Naumenko, the head of the Rosguard Department in the rostov oblast, personally participated in the dispersal of peaceful protests. On his orders, local residents are detained and tortured. He was accused of committing a war crime.
Today Mykolayiv was under enemy fire. It is known that it hit the water area of the Southern Bug River. During yesterday’s day, the enemy attacked the Shevchenkove community. In the village of Shevchenkove, according to the object of civil infrastructure and the territory of the settlement.
In the village of Kotlyareve, it hit the open areas of the settlement and its surroundings.
Also yesterday, the shelling of the village of Parutine of the Kutsurub community with enemy cluster shells was recorded. Hits were in the settlement and in the central part. Two private houses and equipment were partially destroyed.
During the night, the enemy launched two rocket attacks on the village of Kalynivka of the Voskresenska community. After the shelling, a gas pipe caught fire, three residential buildings were damaged, and no one was injured.
The shelling of the territory and nearby settlements of the Bashtan community continues. Today, the outskirts of the village of Yavkino came under enemy shelling. At 02:30 in the settlement, the destruction of buildings and the burning of a car were recorded as a result of the shelling. Also at night at 00:14 the russians shelled the outskirts of the village of Otradne.
Today, the enemy shelled the outskirts of the village of Novooleksandrivka of the Ingul community.
In the morning of September 24, the village of Shiroke, outside the settlement, was attacked by enemy shelling, hitting mainly open areas and road surfaces.
Villages located on the dividing line of the Berezneguvate community remain under constant fire.
As a result of the downing of 2 kamikaze drones from Iran “Shahed” over the city of Dnipro yesterday, 6 people were injured, 2 of them were injured. Also, the debris of the drone damaged approximately 100 square meters of the road, three buildings and 2 cars and partially destroyed a private house.
Marganets came under fire early in the morning. Rockets from “Grad” flew to the territory of the bread factory. Two people were injured and treated. Several cars burned, the administration building was damaged. More than two dozen private houses, five high-rise buildings, cars, and power lines were also affected in the city. Chervonogrigoriv community was also shelled.
The defenders of Ukraine from the Rayiv community of the Dnipropetrovsk region were killed: Ihor Potemkin and Oleksiy Gladkyi.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine to fallen military serviceman Serhiy Sova from Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
A “convict” who helped the enemy was exposed in Dnipro. An inmate of one of the correctional institutions used a hidden mobile phone to establish contact with his free accomplices, who gave him the geolocation of Ukrainian roadblocks. The prisoner forwarded the received information to representatives of the special services of russia, who recruited him through connections in criminal circles.
More than 160 pensioners left dangerous areas of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
In Dnipro, residents of Mariupol near the “I(Me) – Mariupol” center protested against the fictitious referendum in their hometown, which was being organized by the occupiers. Such actions are currently taking place all over the country.
In the Dnipro Museum of the ATO (anti-terrorist operation), an exhibition “Four-legged Friends of the Brave” was held. The photos show servicemen with animals who defend the country together with them. As volunteers say, the exhibition was organized to show the military men from another side not only as courageous defenders but also as tender and loving ones.
In Dnipro, two sportsmen organized free tennis training for internally displaced people. Everything was done at their own expense, they looked for tennis rackets among acquaintances. At first, there was not sufficient sports equipment for everyone, now sportsmen can work with thirty people at the same time.
Today, the botanical garden of the Dnipro National University named after O. Honchar was opened in Dnipro, the entrance is free for internally displaced people.
Seven drivers of the utility company of Electrotrans of the Kropyvnytskyi City Council, Viktor Vorotniuk, Ihor Dekusar, Oleksandr Dzytsyuk, Volodymyr Kanikovsky, Oleksandr Korolovich, Vasyl Shtompel, and Oleg Shutka have been honored the Order of Courage of III degrees. The state and the President of Ukraine appreciated their feat so highly. Under enemy fire, risking their own lives, these men worked in humanitarian corridors. They took thousands of Mariupol residents out of hell.
Due to the Day of the city, the residents of Kropyvnytskii donated money for cars for the Ukrainian combatants. They planned to raise 268,000 hryvnias – exactly how many years the city is celebrating. They wanted to buy one car with this money, but the residents of Kropyvnytskii gathered sufficient sums to purchase three cars. One of that cars will be given to the scouts, the second – to the pilots, the third one will be used in a warehouse – it is convenient to transport goods, and there is a cabin for people.
A peaceful protest against “referendums” in the occupied territories of Ukraine took place in Vinnytsia. About a hundred people were gathered.
The situation in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast is stable. Currently, one of the biggest problems for internally displaced people who live in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast is the limited amount of available housing for rent.
Social canteens аre still open in Ivano-Frankivsk. Ruslan Martsinkiv, the mayor of the city, has said that due to technical reasons, the social canteen at Lyceum No. 5 had to be closed. Therefore, for now, you can have lunch at affordable prices only at Lyceum No. 10. Anyone can eat there, both internally displaced people and the city residents.
The Ivano-Frankivsk Logistics Center іs opened; here one can bring parcels that will be delivered to the military front. Volunteers of the Logistic Center will transfer the parcels to the Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Kherson directions. You can send a parcel to the front for free until September 27.
Internally displaced people, who live in Rivne oblast, received humanitarian aid. With the support of the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, “soft equipment” arrived in Rivne oblast: folding beds, bed linen, blankets, towels, etc. The humanitarian aid has already been distributed to the raions of Rivne: to both the families of IDPs and to the centers of mass accommodation of displaced persons.
Today, the Day of Mourning has been announced in the Kamianets-Podilskyi community – 19-year-old Mykola Mykhaylovsky, a resident of Kamianets, who died defending the sovereignty of his country, was spent on his last journey.
The city council of Kamianets-Podilskyi has launched a new type of one-time financial aid from the city budget in the amount of UAH 1,000 to UAH 10,000. This financial aid can be received by servicemen who were in captivity, the injured, the shell shocked, or the maimed.
The Kamianets-Podilskyi community purchased 70 gas stoves for the combatants in the total amount of 300,000 hryvnias and 20 portable gas burners for about 50,000 hryvnias. Also, double and single air mattresses, folding beds, sleeping bags, and cleaning and laundry products were bought. All products mentioned above were already handed over to the Ukrainian defenders. Another cargo with gas cylinders and portable stoves, a pump for pumping water out, and food, is being prepared.
Bukovyna led the Hero, who protected Ukraine from russian invaders at the cost of his own life, on his last journey. Senior sergeant Mykola Bourdeyn was said goodbye in the village of Zelena.
About 800,000 hryvnias were earned by Lesya Voronyuk from Chernivtsi, sewing shirts on which the ornament of Stepan Bandera’s vyshyvanka was reproduced. She demonstrated it for the first time in May, and since then the embroidery has spread around the world. She continues to work. All proceeds were used to purchase a reanimobile – an evacuation bus for the Chernivtsi Territorial Defense Brigade.
A concert was held at the Chernivtsi Philharmonic, where funds were being raised for ammunition and a drone for Ukrainian defenders in Kherson oblast. The bands “Budmo”, “ZAPAL” and hip-hop artist KOD performed as part of the event, and a charity auction of exclusive and patriotic lots from artists and organizers was held.
The team of “Active Community of Chernivtsi” in cooperation with “Bukovyna Center of Culture and Art” organized another ethnographic event “In the kingdom of Ukrainian Morpheus”. The event attracted the attention of almost three dozen participants from Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Mariupol, Pologiv, Kramatorsk, Melitopol, Zolote. During art therapy session, participants got acquainted with Ukrainian folk traditions, dream interpretation, and learned how to make mandalas.
Reconstruction of the Regional Clinical Center of Neurosurgery and Neurology is being completed in Uzhhorod. Despite the difficult conditions and the lack of state funding, it was managed to find funds for the implementation of the project in the regional budget.Most of the surgeries performed here are high-tech neurosurgical interventions of the highest level of complexity. The clinical center has been equipped with a room for installing a magnetic resonance tomograph, a gamma knife, and an angiographic system. Thanks to the reconstruction and new equipment it will be possible to treat Ukrainian combatants and perform extremely complex surgeries that will save lives.
The volunteer kitchen works on the basis of the school canteen in Yasiny, Rakhiv Oblast. Hot lunches are prepared here for internally displaced people. It was working since the beginning of the war and is functioning now when the educational process has already begun in the schools. The internally displaced people themselves are also involved in the process, and they feel useful and needed here.
A project on the revitalization of sheep breeding is being implemented in Zakarpattia. It is a pilot mirror project for two mountainous territorial communities – Kosiv and Yasinnia. There is a prospect that these communities can become centers for the development of sheep breeding in the neighboring oblasts – Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk. All necessary processes on the project have already started.Last modified: 25 Вересня, 2022