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Україна Оперативна інформація з регіонів 18.07.2022 (фото)

Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news July 18, 2022 (photo)

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Halyna Radevych, Ioanna Kryvenko

Editor-in-chief, Ukrainian Women’s Guard Ruslan Polishchuk

It has been the 145th day of the Ukrainian people’s  heroic resistance to Russian aggression. 

Ukraine briefly:

It has been the 145th day of the Ukrainian people’s heroic resistance to russian aggression. 

Here is the operational information from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 6pm:

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the situation has not significantly changed. 

Towards Siversk, the enemy continues to conduct aerial reconnaissance of our positions in borderline areas of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts. The enemy also carried out mortar shelling near Atynsk, Sumy region.

Towards Kharkiv, the enemy continues to conduct hostilities to prevent the advance of our troops towards the state border.

The enemy shelled the positions of our troops with barrel and missile artillery in the areas of Kharkiv and the settlements of Borshchev, Chuhuiv, Lebiazhne, Pechenihy, Prudianka, Ruski Tyshky, Slytine, and Udy. There were airstrikes near Prudianka, Rubizhne and Verkhniy Saltiv.

Towards Sloviansk, the enemy is trying to gain a foothold of its units near Izium – Barvinkove. There was shelling from artillery of various calibers in the areas of Adamivka, Bohorodychne, Chepil, Dibrovne, Dolyna, Karnaukhivka, Krasnopillia and Virnopillya. There were airstrikes near Bohorodychne and Prudianka.

Ukrainian soldiers inflicted losses and threw the invaders back when they tried to move towards Brazhivka and Dmytrivka.

Towards Donetsk, the enemy continues attempts to advance towards Bakhmut and Siversk.

The enemy shelled Donetsk, Dronivka, Hryhorivka, Mykolaivka, Starodubivka, Siversk, and Tatianivka from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery. There was an airstrike near Verkhnomakye. Aerial reconnaissance with UAVs was also conducted.

By assault actions, the enemy tried to improve the tactical position towards Bilogorivka – Hryhorivka, Zolotarivka – Verkhnokamianske, Zolotarivka – Serebrianka and Lysychansk refinery – Verkhnokamianske, yet failed. Fighting continues.

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy shelled our positions near Berestove, Bilohorivka, Kurdiumivka, Pokrovske, Shumy, Travneve, Vesela Dolyna and Vyimka. Airstrikes were fixed in Berestove and Pokrovske.

Our defenders repelled an enemy assault towards Myronivka – Vuhlehirsk TPP.

Towards Avdiivka, the enemy intensified hostilities. They tried to gain a foothold towards Verkhniotoretske – Kamianka, but did not succeed, suffered losses and withdrew.

Towards Kurakhiv and Zaporizhzhia, no active offensive operations were conducted. Huliaipole, Mali Shcherbaky, Nevelske, Novopil, Novomykhailivka, Orikhiv, Pavlivka, Prechystivka, Tonenke, Vuhledar,  and Yurkivka were subject to artillery shelling from barrel and rocket artillery. There were airstrikes near Novodanylivka and Novoandriivka.

Towards the South Buh, the enemy focuses on maintaining seized positions and preventing the offensive of the Defense Forces, actively conducting aerial reconnaissance with drones.

Bila Krynytsia, Blahodatne, Kavkaz, Kobzartsi, Murakhivka, Nova Zoria, Olenivka, Shevchenkove, Stepova Dolyna, Tavria and Ukrainka. Airstrikes hit Potemkyne and Bila Krynytsia were shelled from artillery.

Two carriers of high-precision weapons are ready to be tasked with missile strikes on objects on the territory of Ukraine. 

The enemy’s personnel is demoralized due to constant delay of their rotation. The invaders are afraid of active resistance of the local population, growing in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts. All this leads to an increase in refusals of the occupiers to participate in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine.


Since the full-scale invasion began, over 3,000 cruise missiles have been used by the russian army against Ukraine. This was announced by President Zelenskyy. All those responsible for the terror that has been going on for 145 days, all russian war criminals and collaborators will be brought to justice.

The country is considered complicit in crime of aggression, but Ukraine will break diplomatic relations with belarus if its troops cross the Ukrainian border, said Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

The SSU said that in February, the russian command applied topographic maps made in 1969. Some residential areas of Kharkiv are missing in the maps seized, and the state border between Ukraine and russia is drawn with a ballpoint pen, since it was absent on Soviet maps.

According to the Ministry of Defense, for the first time in the history of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a unified women’s military uniform will be created. Volunteers of initiative groups are already engaged in uniform designing.

Ukraine has adopted a law on freelancers. It implies a new employment contract with flexible working hours. This will help freelancers combine legal work for several employers and obtain basic social guarantees.


Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, russian troops shelled Derhachi, Kharkiv and Pecheihy and carried out air strikes near Rubizhne and Verkhniy Saltiv. The invaders are trying to advance towards Donetsk oblast. The Ukrainian troops repelled them in two villages in Izium district.

According to the intelligence, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, marine saboteurs of the Russian Navy Northern Fleet were eliminated in Kharkiv oblast. Referring to the captured platoon commander, the invaders aimed to capture Dementiivka village.

Kalynove village and Pechenihy settlement, Kharkiv oblast, were shelled overnight. According to the Regional Emergency Medical Service Centre, a  67-year-old woman in Kalynove village and a 38-year-old man in Pechenihy were killed as a result of the Russian aggression. There were also injured.

Izium district was also shelled during the day – landfills and winter wheat in a field of 250 hectares were on fire.

According to the head of the explosive engineering service of the National Police of Kharkiv oblast, the enemy shelled Piatykhatky village with long-range artillery. 4 sites of artillery shell explosions were detected. Two apartment buildings, cars and the surrounding area were damaged.

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Shelling of Piatykhatky. Photo: from social media

According to the Regional Department of the National Police, two multi-storey buildings in Kyiv district, Kharkiv, were partially destroyed by shelling. There were no casualties. Russian troops also shelled Elitne, Ivashky, Korobochkyne and Malynivka settlements.

A farm building and a garage caught fire in the Bohodukhiv district, Kharkiv oblast. There were no casualties. The invaders also hit a landfill in the temporarily occupied Balakliia community.

Overnight the enemy struck Chuhuiv. Water pipes and houses were damaged. Windows of a five-storey residential building were blown out as a result of the shelling.

According to the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, 943 people, including 216 children, were evacuated from the temporarily occupied territories of Kharkiv oblast.

Donetsk oblast

According to a report of the Institute for the Study of War, the enemy continued its gradual recovery from an operational pause and conducted limited ground attacks in Donetsk oblast.

According to the General Staff, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 6 Russian attacks in Donetsk oblast. The invaders conducted assault actions and shelled frontline settlements. The Ukrainian troops repelled all attempts by the enemy to advance and improve their position.

According to the head of Avdiivka City Civil-Military Administration, Vitaliy Barabash, Avdiivka-Kostiantynivka highway and Kamianka village are under Ukrainian control.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the enemy shelled Soledar city and Yahidne village, Bakhmut district. There are casualties.

Russian troops shelled Toretsk. A two-storey building was destroyed. As a result of the shelling, 5 people were killed, 3 people rescued, but 1 person died in the hospital.

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Shelled Toretsk.Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

According to the head of Kramatorsk City Civil-Military Administration, Oleksandr Honcharenko, the invaders launched 4 strikes from MLRS at the Kramatorsk industrial zone.

Luhansk oblast

The invaders did not reach the administrative borders of Luhansk oblast, but were trying to advance from Lysychansk towards Bakhmut.

Luhansk oblast continues to hold its defence, due to the interaction between the residents and the military: the population is resisting the invaders and partisans are working and conducting successful operations in the occupied territories.

The enemy continued shelling the liberated settlements of Luhansk oblast – Bilohorivka and Verkhnokamianka. However, there are fewer shellings due to destruction of enemy ammunition depots deep in the back line.

Russian invaders shot down with an air defence system their own Su-34 fighter-bomber near occupied Alchevsk, Luhansk oblast.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

Mine safety training for 150 children and adults was held in Desnianskyi district of Kyiv.

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Mine safety training for children and adults. Photo: Kyiv City Council website

The Kyiv City State Administration informs that more than 98K internally displaced people are officially registered in Kyiv – they had to leave their homes when the full-scale invasion began.

The road sign “Moskovska Street” was removed in the capital. Its new name will be Kniaziv Ostrozkyh.

A project aimed at building a temporary mobile home NewHome was launched in Kyiv oblast. Now the builder, How Production Company, is looking for partners and waiting for applications from Ukrainian families who have lost their homes.

Residents of Kyiv oblast were reminded that the use of drones, UAVs, and other flying devices in the region’s airspace is prohibited. This rule was introduced for security reasons under martial law. The RMA specified that the ban includes aircraft, light aircraft, quadcopters, drones, UAVs, non-motorized aerial vehicles, gliders, hang gliders, aerostats, and airships.

The shooting of a film about russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine has begun in Irpin, said Oleksiy Kuleba, head of the Kyiv RMA. The movie will be called ZLO (Ukrainian for “evil”).

The first mobile brigade for social and psychological assistance in Kyiv oblast was created in the Irpin territorial community. This is reported by the Irpin Town Council. It’s purpose is to conduct training sessions for professionals on preventing and fighting against gender-based violence, consequences of hostilities, as well as individual work.

Irpin Town Council has announced a patriotic movement: “give russian books for recycling, then donate received costs to the Ukrainian army”.

According to the Main Office of the National Police, as of July 18, 1346 bodies of local residents killed by russian invaders were found in Kyiv oblast. All victims were civilians, and most of them were killed with firearms. 300 people are considered missing.

Zhytomyr oblast

A photo exhibition named “Azovstal. The light will win” was opened in Zhytomyr. The author of the photos is Dmytro “Orest” Kozatskyi, a serviceman of the Azov Regiment from Malyn, who is currently being held captive by the russians. Oleksandr Kharvat, a photographer from Rivne, was the one who brought the exhibition to the city. The exhibition includes 29 photographs taken by Dmytro Kozatskyi in the dungeons of Azovstal metallurgical plant when the plant was being stormed by russian forces. 

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“Azovstal. The light will win” exhibition. Photo: Zhytomyr city council website

According to the city council, the houses for more than 8,000 internally displaced people will be erected in Zhytomyr. The location where these buildings will be installed is being discussed.

22 schools and 44 kindergartens are being prepared for the new academic year in Zhytomyr. The city council is cooperating with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs to install high-quality ventilation equipment in the shelters.

According to the information from the Department of Social Protection of Zhytomyr RMA, there are 98 300 internally displaced people in the oblast. At the same time, 90.6 thousand people applied for housing assistance.

EOD specialists have destroyed an anti-personnel mine in Radcha village in the north of Zhytomyr oblast.

Sumy oblast

The SBGS reported that more and more shelling is being recorded in Sumy oblast. However, on the border with both the russian federation and belarus, there are no strike groups that could carry out a repeated invasion on the territory of Ukraine.

Dmytro Zhivytskyi, the head of the Sumy regional military administration, said that russian troops shelled four communities in the oblast. There were 10 mortar hits on Glukhiv hromada, 8 – on Shalyginу hromada, 10 – on Mykolaivka hromada, massive mortar fire and rocket artillery at Khotyn hromada. According to MRA, there were no casualties.

The Sumy Operational Tactical Group reported that the operational situation is completely controlled. But the communities of Velika Pysarivka, Krasnopillia, Bilopillia, Nova Sloboda, Esman and Seredina-Buda are the constant daily fire.

The military documents 25 strikes from the russian side were counte during the evening shelling of the Bilopillia district. The Mental health service in Atynske was again damaged by mortar fire. People were evacuated early, no one was injured.

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Mental health service in Atynske. Photo: Dmytro Zhivytskyi/Sumy MRA

A water tower, buildings of one of the community’s institutions, as well as farm buildings of a local enterprise were damaged due to the enemy shelling in the Bilopillia community of Sumy oblast.

Chernihiv oblast

The State Border Service of Ukraine reports that the russian military is shelling Chernihiv oblast with heavy weapons. The occupiers fire from airplanes, artillery, MLRS and mortars. Civilian infrastructure was damaged due to shelling. The enemy uses drones and electronic warfare devices. However, the DPSU notes there are currently no enemy strike groups on the border that could carry out a repeated invasion on Ukraine.

Vyacheslav Chaus, head of the Chernihiv MRA, announced that work began on improving the notification system in Chernihiv oblast. 20 such systems have been restored in Chernihiv.

The border guards received the signal suppression complex from volunteers. This device is popularly called an anti-drone gun. It interrupts the drone’s communication with satellite and the control panel, forcing it to make an emergency landing.

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast  

Russian troops shelled Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk oblast. More than 60 shells fell on residential areas and city infrastructure. The occupiers shelled the area from the Energodar. Water supply, gas pipeline, hospital, industrial enterprise were damaged. Dnipropetrovsk Regional State administration reported that a 75-year-old woman was injured.

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Consequences of shelling Nikopol. Photo: The head of Regional state administration Valentyn Reznichenko

In the afternoon, the enemy again shelled Synelnykovo district. The missile hit elevator. Warehouses with more than 5 thousand tons of grain were destroyed. The school yard was damaged after russian shelling. The facade and roof of the local lyceum were damaged, more than 50 windows were broken.The head of Regional state administration Valentyn Reznichenko informed that according to the preliminary information there are no victims.

The Central Nuclear and Radiation Safety Inspection of the State Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority informed that the state of radiation safety on “Pivdenmash” in Dnipro is within the normal limits.

12 cluster munitions were found near village Ukrainka, Apostolovo community. Pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service destroyed explosive objects by controlled detonation.

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12 cluster munitions found near village Ukrainka. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

More than 54K officially registered internally displaced persons live in Kryvyi Rih. The military administration informed that the real number of people from other regions in the city is larger and reaches about 70K.

 Vinnytsia oblast 

  The Vinnytsia City Clinical Hospital received the humanitarian emergency medical care, including medicines, 15 multifunctional beds, mattresses and rehabilitation equipment from the French international humanitarian organization “ACTED”.

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Charitable aid from the French international humanitarian organization “ACTED”. Photo from social networks.

IDPs from Luhansk region received 5K packages at the charity hub in Vinnytsia.

Vinnytsia residents make camouflage suits for Ukrainian defenders, ranging from light yellow to green – depending on the place where they will be sent.

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Vinnytsia residents weaving camouflage costumes. Photo from social networks

Twenty diplomatic representatives from 16 European countries and Israel came to Vinnytsia to express their condolences regarding July 14 missile attack on the city.

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Photo: Vinnytsia Regional State Administration

Kirovohrad oblast

Yulia Filippova from Kropyvnytskyi won the international boxing tournament among girls born in 2006-2007 and youth born in 2004-2005.

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Photo from the tournament. Photo from social networks.

42K for a thermal imager for the Ukrainian military was collected during the board role-playing game “Dungeons and Dragons” as part of the “Heroi u vechirniy chas” charity project. Funds were transferred to the public organization “Mothers’ Hearts”, helping the Ukrainian military since 2014.

Poltava oblast

Poltava region received two new C-class Toyota ambulances with a defibrillator, monitors, stretchers, an electrocardiograph and other medical equipment. These cars will be used by mobile teams that will go to patients in far away communities. This became possible thanks to the initiative of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the regional organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine and Poltava Regional military administration.

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Photo: Poltava Regional State Administration

“8 Starlink satellite Internet communication stations from Elon Musk’s American company SpaceX were handed over to our military”, said the head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, Lunin.

Cherkasy oblast

The head of the regional education department Valery Danylevskyi informed that 60% of educational institutions in Cherkasy region can start studying on September 1, as they already have shelters in case of air raids sirens. 

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

According to Zaporizhzhia RMA, the situation in the Zaporizhzhia direction has not changed significantly.  

The enemy carried out 64 shellings of Ukrainian defenders’ positions using tank gunnery, artillery, and MLRS along the entire contact line.

The police received reports of destruction of civilian infrastructure as a result of shelling by russian occupation forces in the areas of Novooleksandrivka, Tavriiske, Yurkivka, Preobrazhenka, Temyrivka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, and Huliaipole.

817 people, including 211 children, were evacuated. According to Zaporizhzhia RMA, up to 1 500 people from Melitopol, Vasylivka, Polohy, and Berdiansk districts are being evacuated to Zaporizhzhia every day. 35-45% of evacuees are residents of Kherson oblast, up to 100 people from Mariupol evacuate every day.

Rescuers extinguished 3 fires that arose as a result of artillery shelling by the russian occupiers in the villages of Vesely Hai, Tavriiske and Novodanilivka.

Mykolaiv oblast

Russian troops launched numerous missile attacks on Mykolaiv this night. 12 S-300 missiles were fired on the city. One of them hit the territory of the Mykolaiv airport, several more destroyed a car dealership and a business center, others exploded in the city outskirts. The information on damage and casualties is being clarified.

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Dealership damaged by the rockect attack Photo: Police of Mykolaiv Oblast

Bereznehuvate and the villages of Lymany and Ukrainka of the Halytsynivka community were under enemy fire. Private residential buildings, state enterprises and other property of citizens were damaged.

According to Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, russian occupiers fired at high-rise buildings on the outskirts of the city of Snigurivka to create a “picture” for a propaganda video. The film crew was brought in advance. 4 people were killed as a result of the shelling.

The South Operational Command confirmed destruction of two ammunition depots in the occupied territories of Mykolaiv oblast.

Vitaliy Kim, the head of the Mykolaiv regional military administration, promised to pay a hundred dollars for information that would help catch fire adjusters.

Two ambulances were purchased in Italy and delivered to Mykolaiv oblast thanks to the charity fund Team Ukraine Love. Medicines for children were also handed over in addition to the “emergency” cars.

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Ambulance car passes by bolunteers. Photo: Mykolaiv RMA

A humanitarian cargo from Gem Ukraine arrived to Mykolaiv Oblast. The aid includes food and hygiene products, which will be distributed among rural communities of the region that have suffered the greatest losses.

Odesa oblast

The russian army fired four missiles at Odesa oblast from the Black Sea using the Su-35 fighter jet. This was reported by the South Operational Command. One missile was shot down over the sea, two hit a military infrastructure facility. Another missile hit the bridge across the Dnister estuary.

Currently, the enemy ship group in the Black Sea consists of 2 missile ships with 16 Kalibr cruise missiles, as well as 3 large amphibious ships. The probability of missile strikes remains high.

The South Operational Command warns about an increased risk of mines in the coastal areas. There was a storm at sea for 2 days, mines can drift, in particular to the shore.

Kherson oblast

The areas of Kavkaz, Bila Krynytsia, Murakhivka, Kobzartsi, Olenivka, Shevchenkove, Stepova Dolyna, Ukrainka, Blahodatne, Nova Zoria and Tavriiske settlements, and airstrikes – near Potiomkine and Bila Krynytsia were shelled.

The enemy tried to launch an airstrike on the liberated territories in the north of Kherson oblast two times, but retreated under the onslaught of fire in response.

Ukrainian attack aircraft fired twice at a support point, an ammunition supply point and at a buildup of enemy manpower, weapons, and equipment in the area of ​​Blahodatne and Davydiv Brid.

The Armed Forces destroyed another warehouse with enemy ammunition in the Nova Kakhovka community.

The losses of the occupiers have been 36 occupiers, 2 self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun systems “PANTSIR-S1”, 3 communication vehicles of the strategic and operational control units, 1 radar station “Pidlit”, 11 units of armored and automotive equipment.

Explosions were heard in Kherson oblast, probably in the area of ​​the Kakhovska HPP. Photos and videos of smoke in the area of ​​the hydroelectric power station were distributed by local media. The Kherson RMA has not yet commented on the event.

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The explosion in the area of ​​the Kakhovska HPP. Photo from open sources

Kherson oblast is left without communication for a month and a half. According to Kherson RMA, there are no Ukrainian mobile operators, the Internet works only through russian providers. The occupiers have blocked access to some social networks, banking and Ukrainian information resources. They only work through VPN services.

The occupiers are conducting searches of the private property of local residents in Kherson. Garages are checked en masse. Eyewitnesses claim that the russian military is looking for weapons and equipment. Also the number of security checkpoints have increased recently in the city, and checks have become more strict.

Western regions

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that the security situation towards Volyn and Polissia has not changed significantly, but a strict ban was imposed on citizens visiting forests in the north of Volyn oblast. The border with belarus has been guarded. In case of provocations of the Armed Forces, the Territorial Defense  and volunteer units are ready for decisive action.

Over 37K left Ukraine through the western border and 41K returned.

Volyn

Sisters Anastasia and Polina Ternovsky moved with their family from Mariupol to Lutsk in March. Now they are organizing master classes on creating origami in the regional library for youth, then they plan to hold an exhibition in the origami technique, and all money collected from the sale will be donated to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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Anastasia and Polina Ternovsky. Photo from social network.

The Proxen Charitable Foundation together with Volyn RMA supports and helps families whose husbands are currently on the front lines. Residents of Ratniv region received food kits and hygiene products.

Zakarpattia oblast

A charity event in support of the Zakarpattia Legion was held in Uzhhorod. During the event, where Oleg Skrypka performed, fundraising was held for the brigade. At the end of the event, an effigy of putin was burned.

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A charity fair during which an effigy of putin was burned. Photo from social networks

The Unity motorcycle race started on July 18 from Uzhhorod. The traditional initiative of the motorcycle community from different regions of Ukraine slightly changed due to the war. According to the organizer Mykola Spiridonov, this year, usual routes will not be driven by motorcycles, but by a truck with help for Ukrainian soldiers.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

In Ivano-Frankivsk, a team of plastic surgeons from the US will perform surgeries in war victims for free. Doctors from the US will perform reconstructive operations together with specialists from the regional clinical hospital.

About 100 children of Ivano-Frankish soldiers, including those whose parents died defending Ukraine, went on vacation to the Polish town of Koszalin.

Lviv oblast

304 people arrived in Lviv from the places of hostilities by two evacuation trains. 805 people went to Przemysl by four trains.

​​Volunteers of the Swedish organization Remar S.O.S have set up a tent city for displaced people in Mostysk. The temporary shelter for 100 people is well equipped. They can also eat here for free in the dining room.

40 Starlink satellite communication systems were handed over today by the Lviv IT Cluster to the Lviv RMA for ventilated command West.

In Lviv, a “Family Day” concert was held in honor of defenders of Ukraine. During the event, soldiers of the 24th Royal Brigade of the Armed Forces were given a Maverick drone, delivered from the US. Young Lviv painters helped purchase it as part of a charity event children drew pictures that were later sold at an online auction.

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Children’s drawings. Photo from LRMA.

At a charity futsal tournament with the participation of deputies of Lviv oblast, UAH 70K were collected to support the family of the fallen defender of Ukraine Andrii Savenka, survived by five minor children.

Volunteers of “Medical and Psychological Assistance” joined the initiative to collect disposable electronic cigarettes and batteries for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This initiative was launched by students of Kyiv Polytechnic University. They found a way to give used devices a second life by repurposing them into drop systems for drones. Young scientists have already produced about half a thousand such systems.

Volunteers from the Scottish charity organization “Siobhans Trust”, who travel around Ukraine and cook pizza for local residents and internally displaced persons, visited Stryshchyna.

The charity organization “Invest in the future of Ukraine” together with the Lviv school #92 hosted a festival-fair to buy a car for the soldiers of the 125th brigade. During the event, UAH 106K were collected.

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Charity festival-fair. Photo from the Lviv City Council website.

Rivne oblast

The Rivne RMA  reported that almost 1 200 medical workers from Rivne oblast went to the front. This is not the final number, because mobilization is constantly ongoing. Despite such a large number of doctors called up to the ranks of the Armed Forces, all hospitals of Rivne oblast continue to work as usual.

The charity organization “Right to Protection” and other regional social organizations  will provide assistance to 1 205 families of internally displaced persons in Rivne oblast. They will receive grocery sets, bed sets, dishes.

“Bread of friendship” was baked in the oblast. A social project on developing small bakeries is being launched in the oblast. Its participants were the head of Rivne RMA Vitaly Koval and Polish volunteer baker Jacek Polewski, who brought 500 kilograms of flour to Bucha.

In Rivne, a 17-year-old immigrant from Kharkiv oblast conducts master classes for displaced children, during which she teaches children to draw portraits.

Ternopil oblast

The Ternopil Regional Military Administration reported that in Ternopil Oblast, internally displaced persons are temporarily accommodated in 42 educational institutions. Since the new academic year starts soon, they will be relocated to alternative places prepared by local self-government bodies.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

Over 40 paintings made in various techniques and genres were presented at a charity exhibition-sale in the Khmelnytskyi City Council. All authors are students of painting and academic drawing faculties of the University of the Third Age. Proceeds will be given to Ukrainian defenders.

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Exhibition and sale. Photo from social network.

8 teams, 120 participants, 7 judges and many fans took part in the sports charity event “KHAES-2022 Cup”, during which 28 matches took place. Thanks to donations for the needs of the Armed Forces, it was possible to collect over UAH 65K.

Chernivtsi oblast

The Department of Social Protection of the Population of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration reported that in Bukovyna, they are working on a scheme for accommodation of forced internally displaced persons. Instead of educational institutions, they are looking for alternative temporary housing.

The city council reported that the large family of Volodymyr and Victoria Hnatovsky decided to support the Ukrainian defenders and bought a Volvo XC90 all-wheel drive car for them sent to the front line. 

International support

The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, announced that the Council of the EU approved the fifth 500 million euro tranche of military aid to Ukraine. The support is aimed at protecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

The National Development Fund reported that with the assistance of the German corporation Stiftung Mainzer Herz and the clinic Universitätsmedizin Mainz, over 20 tons of medicines were brought to Ukraine for a total amount of over 120K euros. Five hospitals in front-line Donetsk received the most medicines.

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German medicines. Photo from social network.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz noted that the European Union will not lift sanctions from russia if the peace agreement is reached on moscow’s terms.

In Tbilisi, Ukrainian refugees will be offered monthly support in the amount of 300 Georgian lari per family and 45 lari per person.

The head of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry, Gabrielius Landsbergis, urged the West to increase arms supplies to Ukraine.

Poland may transfer a couple of hundred PT-91 Twardy tanks to Ukraine in the near future.

Ukraine has already received 8 HIMARS systems, four more are expected. The Pentagon positively assessed the impact of HIMARS MLRS on the course of the war in Ukraine.

In Warsaw, the action “russia is a terrorist state” took place under the embassy of the russian federation.

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Action “russia is a terrorist state” in Warsaw. Photo from social network.

24K Ukrainian refugees found employment in the Netherlands. The most popular cities among Ukrainians are Amsterdam and the Hague.

Canadian lawmakers have been urged to explain the decision to return the Nord Stream turbine. The Canadian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee will hear from ministers and diplomats to understand why the government decided to return the turbines that will be used in constructing the Nord Stream to Germany.

The German Foundation, financing Nord Stream 2, plans to sever all ties with the project.

Norway launched a fund-raising campaign for the transfer of the Bayraktar TB2 UAV to Ukraine. Previously, similar initiatives were launched by Lithuania and Poland.

New York renames Brighton Beach Avenue and Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn to the Ukrainian Way. The city government is already working on this issue. Since the 70s, the largest center of the russian-speaking diaspora from the ussr has been created there.

In Israel, people pray for Ukraine every day.

Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news  July 18, 2022 (photo)
Western Wall in Israel. Photo from social network.

Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung published material with memes on the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and russian president putin. In this article, Zelenskyy is depicted as a powerful Iron Man, while putin’s image represents clowning, the LGBT community, and “war criminals.”

Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news  July 18, 2022 (photo)
Neue Zurcher Zeitung. Photo from social network.

 

 


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