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Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news July 29, 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 156th day of Ukraine’s heroic resistance to the russian military invasion.

Ukraine briefly:

Here is operational information regarding the russian invasion as of 6pm.

In the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk oblast, in former correctional colony No. 120 in Olenivka, which is now used as a place of detention for Ukrainian prisoners of war, a powerful explosion occurred. As a result, the premises where the  Ukrainian prisoners were staying were destroyed. Many of them were killed and wounded – the number is being specified.

The explosions took place on the territory of the industrial zone, in the newly built room, which was to be specially equipped to hold prisoners withdrawn from Azovstal. 

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine emphasizes that the explosions that led to the death of Ukrainian defenders are a deliberate provocation and an indisputable act of terrorism by the occupier. According to the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, it was carried out by mercenaries from the private military company “Wagner” (Liga). The main purpose of the terrorist attack is to hide the facts of total embezzlement of funds allocated for maintenance of Ukrainian prisoners of war.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, the situation has not significantly changed. There were no signs of forming offensive groups of the rf armed forces and those of the republic of belarus.

Towards Siversk, the enemy continued to strike at infrastructure facilities with barreled and rocket artillery in the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts. The enemy also conducted aerial reconnaissance with UAVs near the village of Hremiach, Chernihiv oblast.

Towards Kharkiv, the enemy shelled with barreled and rocket artillery in the areas of  Bazaliivka, Dementiivka, Ivanivka, Kharkiv,  Korobochkine, Lisne, Maiak, Peremoha, Rubizhne, Slatyne, Sosnivka, Svitlychne, Udy, Zamulivka, and others. There was an airstrike launched near Staryi Saltiv.

Towards Sloviansk, the enemy used barreled, rocket artillery and tanks near Bohorodychne, Dolyna, Hrushuvakha, Kurulka, Sulyhivka and Virnoopillia. Enemy aircraft operated near Husarivka. In the area of Shchurivka, our soldiers found and neutralized an enemy reconnaissance group.

Towards Kramatorsk, the enemy shelled Hryhorivka, Ivano-Dariivka, Kryva Luka, Serebrianka, Siversk,  Spirne, Vyimka and Zvanivka. The airstrike was recorded near Serebrianka and Spirne. Not far from Verkhniokamenske, fire was inflicted on the detected reconnaissance group of the invaders. The enemy withdrew.

Towards Bakhmut, the enemy shelled military and civilian infrastructure with artillery and tanks in the areas of Bakhmut,  Kodema, Shumy, Soledar, Travneve, Vershyna, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve,  and other settlements. He launched airstrikes near Pokrovsky, Novoluhanskoye, Soledar and Vesela Dolyna.

The invaders again tried to storm in the areas of Soledar, Vershyna and Semihiria. Their failed attempts resulted in losses and retreat.

Towards Avdiivka, the enemy shelled the settlements of Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Novokalynove, Pavlivka, Pisky, Shevchenko, Velyka Novoselka, Vesele, Vuhledar, Vodiane and others. All offensive and assault actions of the invaders in the areas of Avdiivka, Kamyanka, Krasnohorivka and Pisky were suppressed by our soldiers.

Towards Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia, the enemy did not conduct active offensive operations, continued systematic shelling of civilian infrastructure near Novopol, Olhivske, Vremivka and a number of other settlements.

Towards the South Buh, the main efforts of the enemy are focused on preventing the advance of our troops. The enemy shelled civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Ivanivka, Tokareve, Karyerne, Osokorivka, Blahodatne, Kobzartsi and more than thirty other settlements.


President Volodymyr Zelenskyy introduced the new commander of the Special Operation Forces, Brigadier General Viktor Khorenko, to the personnel. “I am sure that under his leadership there will be many achievements and many victories. And we bring victory closer every day,” the president said.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, after the shelling of the colony in occupied Olenivka by Russian troops, called on the world to recognize russia as a terrorist state. “The russians committed another terrible war crime by shelling a correctional facility in the occupied Olenivka, where they were holding Ukrainian prisoners of war. I call on all partners to strongly condemn this brutal violation of international humanitarian law and recognize the russian federation as a terrorist state,” the Foreign Minister said.

The NBU has tightened requirements for currency exchange offices and prohibited them from informing about exchange rates outside bank cash desks. In fact, it is prohibited to put up a scoreboard with courses. The National Bank records that non-bank institutions that exchange currencies artificially increase the cash rate. However, according to the regulator, such an increase in the exchange rate looks groundless against the background of relative stabilization of supply and demand and can only indicate speculative approaches to exchange rate formation by non-bank institutions.


Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, enemy troops struck from Mi-8 helicopters near Staryy Saltiv. Ukrainian defenders eliminated a russian reconnaissance group at Shchurivka village near Balakliia. The invaders engaged aviation near Husarivka.

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy continued shelling Chuhuiv, Izium and Kharkiv districts. Residential buildings, outbuildings, industrial and infrastructure facilities were damaged and fires broke out. The invaders intensively shelled Tsyrkuny with artillery, at least 6 shelling incidents were recorded. In Izium district, a wheat field was on fire as a result of the shelling. Also, shelling near Dibrivne, Hrushuvakha, Husarivka, Kurulky, Lozova, Mospanove, Nortsivka and Virnopillia was recorded.

According to the head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, the enemy launched missile attacks on the central part of Kharkiv. A two-storey building and one of the buildings of the Agricultural University, a monument of architecture, were damaged.

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Centre of Kharkiv. Photo: telegram-channel of Oleh Syniehubov/ Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

Russia also launched a missile attack on the premises of a food factory in Bohodukhiv. Two Tochka-U missiles were launched.

Donetsk oblast

The Azov patronage service reports that in the occupied Olenivka, Kalmiuske district, Donetsk oblast, the russian Armed Forces carried out a targeted artillery strike on the penal colony, where Ukrainian prisoners were held, and accused Ukraine of committing war crimes. According to the invaders, as a result of the shelling, supposedly 53 servicemen were killed and around 65 were injured. The names of the killed and injured In Olenivka are being verified. The Prosecutor General’s Office said that as a result of the hit on the penal colony in the temporarily occupied Olenivka, around 40 prisoners of war were killed and another 130 were injured. According to the Main Intelligence Directorate, the explosions on the territory of the Olenivka penal colony, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were held, were carried out by Wagner Group mercenaries on the orders of owner Prigozhin. This was not agreed with the Russian Defence Ministry’s leadership.

Analytics of Institute for the Study of War assume that Russian troops are likely to focus on actions around Bakhmut in Donetsk oblast. Bakhmut was also hit by an airstrike after yesterday’s Uragan MRLs shelling last night. A total of 4 people were killed and 5 injured in the city over the past 24 hours. A kindergarten, 7 apartment buildings and 27 private houses were damaged.

Pokrovsk city mayor, Ruslan Trebushkin, reports that in Pokrovsk, the railway station and the surrounding area were shelled. As a result of the shelling, 5 people were injured and the railway track was damaged.

According to Head of the Sloviansk City Civil-Military Administration, Vadym Liakh, once again, Sloviansk was shelled and 1 person was injured. Many buildings, including apartment buildings, were damaged. He added that the city centre was also damaged. 8 apartment buildings, 13 private houses and 3 entertainment centres were hit.

According to Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, the invaders shelled Kramatorsk. Houses in the private sector of Bilenke settlement were destroyed. 2 people were killed and 5 injured as a result of the missile attack. According to the preliminary information, 2 private houses were destroyed and 21 more were damaged.

  

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Shelling of Kramatorsk. Photo: telegram-channel of Pavlo Kyrylenko/ Donetsk Regional Military Administration

Intense shelling of Krasnohorivka and Marinka continued throughout the night. In Krasnohorivka, 5 residential buildings suffered various degrees of damage; there were no casualties.

Luhansk oblast

On Luhansk front line, everything is stable, there are no breakthroughs, and enemy offensive attempts were repelled. The biggest problem in the occupied territories is the lack of water. People can use only wells.

According to the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, occupied cities in Luhansk oblast are threatened by infections due to unsanitary conditions. Bodies of the dead lie in the streets of occupied cities for months, and the rubble of broken homes, where people’s bodies also remain, is not removed.

Haidai says that russian invaders employed the first 300 people at the Azot plant in Sievierodonetsk, while several thousand people were working there before the russian military aggression. Russian doctors arrived in the occupied Sievierodonetsk and are in the hospital exclusively in protective suits.

Northern regions

Kyiv oblast

A meeting with the Ambassador of Slovenia to Ukraine Tomaž Mencin was held today at the Kyiv RMA. The attendees discussed the possibilities of cooperation between the two countries, in particular on reconstruction of Kyiv oblast.

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A meeting with Tomaž Mencin. Photo: Kyiv RMA

Kyiv medics and rescuers received another delivery of special vehicles and equipment from partners in Germany, Poland, and Switzerland. According to the Mayor of Kyiv Vitalii Klytschko, our partners handed over 12 fire-fighting and fire-rescue vehicles, 7 ambulances, and rescue equipment.

Repair works continue in Kyiv Regional Psychoneurological Hospital No. 2. The medical facility sustained significant damage during the russian occupation because the enemy set up their headquarters in the facility.

Children from Kyiv oblast returned from their holiday at the youth camp Ferencvárosi Gyermek-és Ifjúsági Tábor. For 5 days, 56 children from Irpin, Borodyanka, Dmytrivka, Baryshivka, Kaharlyk, Yahotyn territorial communities stayed in Hungary accompanied by adults.

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Children from Kyiv oblast in the camp Ferencvárosi Gyermek-és Ifjúsági Tábor. Photo: Kyiv RMA

Since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion, 5,795 babies have been born in Kyiv. This was reported by the Kyiv City State Administration. Moreover, over this same period, 9,800 couples in the capital got married.

Zhytomyr oblast

A meeting was held today at the RMA involving the State Commission for Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations and Oleksiy Chernyshov, the Minister of Community and Territorial Development. The attendees discussed the condition of shelters and their provisioning with necessary things. This was reported by the head of the RMA Vitaliy Bunechko. The condition of the air alarm network of the community was also addressed.

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A meeting at Zhytomyr RMA. Photo: Telegram Channel of Vitaly Bunechko

Harvesting in Zhytomyr continues even in war conditions. Currently, early grains and leguminous crops have been harvested on 42,800 hectares, that is 20% of the planned area; 164,500 tons of grain have been threshed.

The Zhytomyr Regional Centre of Folk Art together with the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Zhytomyr RMA and the House of Veterans Charity organized a Charity Event in support of the AFU. The auction will feature 233 lots.

Sumy oblast

The Sumy RMA reports that Krasnopillia, Shalyhine and Buryn communities of Sumy oblast came under enemy fire. 4 series of shelling from mortars, grenade launchers and self-propelled guns were recorded, a total of 44 explosions occurred.

The Sumy City Council reports that almost UAH 82 million has been allocated from the local budget to finance voluntary formations of Sumy. Today, the fighters of the Dobrobats protect the key connections for the city. Their tasks are to check documents and be on duty in case of emergencies.

The Krolevets community of Sumy oblast received a modern, technically equipped Toyota medical vehicle, which was donated by the Red Cross Society of Ukraine as part of the “Mobile Medical Brigades” program. Hlukhiv and Trostyanets communities also received such cars.

In Sumy, they are restoring Ukraine’s largest embroideries on pavement tiles. Funds for this were collected at a charity bike ride. 102 volunteers registered for the campaign through the online form. According to the organizers, the goal of the event is to involve people in Ukrainian culture and show that Sumy is a Ukrainian city.

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Restoration of embroidery on pavement tiles, Sumy. Photo: Suspilne

Volunteers of Okhtyrka weave nets for soldiers on the front lines. Several dozen Okhtyrka residents gather every day to bring victory closer. They also knit socks and make charms for the military.

Chernihiv oblast

The enemy continues shelling the Chernihiv oblast. According to the SBGS, the Novgorod-Siverskyi and Semenivka communities came under enemy fire. 20 explosions were recorded. The administration building was damaged in the Semenivka community.

In Chernihiv oblast, 36,548 explosive objects were detected and neutralized, more than 37 K hectares of territory were surveyed. Before the farmers begin to harvest, the fields are combed by pyrotechnics. According to the information of the State Emergency Service, 70 pyrotechnicians and 27 units of special equipment are currently performing assigned tasks in the oblast.

The State Bureau of Investigation reported that law enforcement officers have completed a pre-trial investigation into two russian servicemen who abused residents of Chernihiv oblast. The suspects are accused of violating the laws and customs of war, brutalizing the civilian population. They are wanted.

In Lukashivka, a meeting of the religious community was held and they voted for transition to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The meeting took place near the ruins of a bombed-out church, which the occupiers used as an ammunition depot.

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The ruined Ascension Church in Lukashivka. Photo: Suspilne Chernihiv

The Department of Health Protection of the Regional Military Administration reported that over 23K people fell ill with COVID-19 in Chernihiv oblast in six months of 2022, of which 27 died. To date, 65 vaccination points are operating in the oblast, including five in Chernihiv.

The exhibition “Rashism = Fascism” was opened in Chernihiv, which demonstrated the tragic consequences of the atrocities of the russian army on the territory of the oblast. The exhibition has several parts – photographs, paintings, exhibits from the battlefield and caricatures. The compositions are built in such a way that it is possible to compare destruction of the city by the hitlerites in the 1940s and modern atrocities of the russian army.

Members of the public association “Beekeepers of the Nizhyn Region” handed over 30 kg of honey to the front. The head of the organization, Ivan Balash, calls on all beekeepers to join the initiative, because Ukrainian soldiers need strength to drive out the invaders.

Central regions

Vinnytsia oblast

By conducting step dance master classes, Anastasia Starchenko collected $4,000 for soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in such European countries as Italy, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. These funds will be used to purchase military ammunition for our defenders.

70% of this year’s early group of cereals crop  was collected in the Kalinivska community, Vinnytsia oblast. Mayor Vasyl Polishchuk informs that this year’s harvest is worse than last year, but better than it was expected.

Dnipropetrovsk oblast 

At night, enemy shelled Nikopol. Russian occupiers fired about 40 shots from Hrad MRLs  at the city. As a result  4  fires occured in households. The enemy also used phosphorous ammunition for shelling the Ukrainian city. About 30 buildings were damaged. According to the preliminary information, there are no victims.

Also, 6 private residential buildings, a garage, 3 farm buildings, and a power grid were damaged in the region. Currently, 1,560 private sectors are left without electricity. Restoration work is ongoing. There are no victims.

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Consequences of the night shelling in Dnipropetrovsk region. Photo: Valentin Reznichenko’s Telegram channel

Areas of the Zelenodolsk community, Kryvyi Rih district were shelled by the enemy. The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council Mykola Lukashuk infroms that there are no victims.

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Consequences of night shelling in Dnipropetrovsk region. Photo: Valentin Reznichenko’s Telegram channel

The Nikopol community was included in the list of territories located in the combat zone. Relevant decision was made by the Ministry of Reintegration.

During the day, russian occupiers shelled the border area of Shyroke community, Kryvyi Rih  district. There are no victims and damage.

The day before, russian troops shelled fields on the border with the Velikomykhailiv community, Synelnykove district, Zaporizhzhia oblast. The approximate area of the fire was about 10 hectares.

Pyrotechnics neutralized 40 cluster elements that remained after russian troops shelling Kryvyi Rih district. 13 dangerous elements from the Uragan MRL system were found near the village Maryanske. Another 27 elements from Tornado-C were found in the village of Shestirnia.

The Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council informed that region budget funds will be used for the purchase of medical equipment, strengthening the defense of the region, and subvention of repair of medical facilities in Dnipro. 

An exhibition of Ukrainian military equipment destroyed by russian military was opened in Kryvyi Rih. Among the exhibits are T-64 and T-72 tanks, the Tiger armored car, the BTR-80 armored personnel carrier, the MT-LB multi-purpose armored personnel carrier, and all-terrain vehicle Dt-30P “Vityaz”.

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Exhibition of destroyed by russian occupiers Ukrainian equipment in Kryvyi Rih. Photo: Oleksandr Vilkul’s Telegram channel

The “Debris of Russia” exhibition was opened in Dnipro.There are shell casings, fragments of missiles and shells, downed drones, remnants of mines that the russian army used against Ukrainian people. The entrance fee is a charitable donation for helping the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The exhibition was organized by the regional road service, whose staff found projectile fragments on the roads.

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“Debris of Russia” exhibition in Dnipro. Photo: Dnipropetrovsk State Administration

On July 30, a book fair will be held in Dnipro according to the #ART_nastup project. Willings will have the opportunity to buy  books that belong to city libraries funds for symbolic price. The book fair will be held under the slogan “Come to the fair and help the Armed Forces of Ukraine!”.

The Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs conducts free training on behavior during wartime emergencies and first aid.

Graduates of Kryvyi Rih Gymnasium No. 127 Serhiy Kovalenko and Daniil Bilonozhko received 200 points for passing a multi-subject test in history .

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Graduates of the Kryvyi Rih Gymnasium who received 200 points for the multi-subject test. Photo from social networks

 Kirovohrad Oblast

In the morning, an air defense system shot down a cruise missile over the village of Myronivka of the Svitlovodsk community. The fragments scattered across the village. This was reported by the head of the Kirovohrad Regional State Administration Andriy Raikovych.

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Debris of a downed rocket in Kirovohrad oblast. Photo from social networks.

According to the morning information of the medics, 25 people were hospitalized after the airstrike: 1 person is in a very serious condition, 9 – in a serious condition, and the rest – in an average degree of severity. All are stabilized.

In a five-storey building in Kropyvnytskyi, windows and balcony frames in ten apartments and stairwells were damaged during a missile attack. As a result of a rocket attack, 16 windows were blown out in the city’s Artist’s House.

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Windows in the Artist’s House in Kropyvnytskyi broken as a result of the air strike. Photo from social networks

The command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine assumes that russians probably have used Iskander-type missiles  “Iskander-K” in Kropyvnytskyi. They were launched from the temporarily occupied territory. They are extremely fast, which is why they were not caught in time.

In Kropyvnytskyi, two thousand books were collected for hospital patients.

Poltava oblast

In Poltava oblast, about 30 families of immigrants received grants for accomodation. “Caritas Poltava” charity fund provides such assistance to certain categories of internally displaced persons, said project manager Alla Rakovetska.

Poltava Classical University is believed to be one of the most prestigious universities according to international and Ukrainian rankings.

The area of ​​use of electric scooters in Poltava has been expanded in four directions.

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The situation towards Zaporizhzhia has not changed significantly. The enemy continued shelling Ukrainian defenders’ positions with tank gunnery, artillery, and MLRS systems along the entire contact line.

The occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in the areas of Huliaipole, Kamianske, Orihiv,  settlements.

The enemy launched a massive attack on Orikhiv. 20 out of 23 reports received by the police are connected to shelling during the past day in the town. There are no casualties. Residential private houses and objects of civil infrastructure were destroyed.

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Consequences of shelling in Orikhiv. Photo: Zaporizhzhia RMA

During the day, 863 people, including 225 children, were evacuated from the temporarily occupied territory.

4 fires broke out in the region during the day as a result of artillery shelling by russian troops.

Russian military equipment has been transiting through the temporarily occupied city of Melitopol since July 26. Mayor Ivan Fedorov told about it. Every day, 2-4 convoys of equipment pass through, including tanks, combat vehicles of landing and infantry, armored weapons and infantry troops.

Mykolaiv oblast

The enemy once again shelled one of the districts of the regional center, targeting a public transport stop. Local residents were killed and injured as a result of the shelling. Seven out of thirteen injured people are in intensive care in a serious condition. Police and emergency services are working at the scene. Final information on damage and casualties is being verified.

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A public transport stop in Mykolaiv that was attacked by russian troops. Photo: Police of Mykolaiv Oblast.

In the morning, the enemy shelled the territory of the Kutsurub community of Mykolaiv oblast. This is reported by the South Operational Command. There were no injuries or damage. Enemy shelling of nearby settlements of the Bereznehuvate community along the contact line continues.

Yesterday, russian terrorists attacked the regional center twice during the day. 38 private houses, one multi-apartment residential building, a sports complex, a children’s health center, two educational institutions, three warehouses, an administration building of a water station and a garage were damaged. There are victims among the civilian population.

Pervomaisk, Kutsurub, Shyroke and Bereznehuvate communities were also shelled. As a result, there were numerous burnings of agricultural fields.

Odesa oblast

The ambassadors of the G7 countries arrived in Odesa to support the agreement on the export of food from Ukraine. The Ambassador of Great Britain to Ukraine, Melinda Simmons, informed about this.

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Ambassadors of the G7 countries. Photo from social networks.

According to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov, ships with Ukrainian grain may start leaving the ports of Odesa by the end of the week. Currently, Ukraine is waiting for confirmation from the UN and Turkey to start exporting.

Currently, there are 16 ships with Ukrainian grain with a total weight of 580K tons in the ports of Odesa oblast.

According to the information of the South Operational Command, a dozen ships and boats of the enemy fleet continue maneuvers near the Crimean coast from Cape Tarkhankut to Anapa in the Black Sea. At the same time, 2 missile and 3 large amphibious ships are on combat duty.

Kherson Oblast

The enemy continues to conduct hostilities along the occupied defense line and carries out counter-battery tactics and airstrikes.

According to the Kherson RMA, active hostilities continue in the region. A difficult situation has developed in the communities of Beryslav district. In some villages, there is not a single surviving house left, the entire infrastructure is destroyed, people live in cellars. Dozens of villages remain without electricity, water and gas. The villages freed from the occupiers were almost completely destroyed, the rashists shelled them around the clock.

A pair of Ka-52 attack helicopters of the russian military attacked the Bila Krynytsia area in Kherson oblast twice during the night. No losses on the Ukrainian side are reported.

The enemy hit the village of Shestyrnia in the Beryslav district with fifteen shells from “Hurricanes”. Four private houses were damaged. The fire has been extinguished. One civilian was killed and two were wounded.

During the battle day, the enemy attacked Ukrainian positions with aircraft 9 times, including the area of ​​liberated Potiomkine and Olhyne. There are no losses.

Ukrainian defenders stopped the enemy’s counterattack towards Bilohirka, striking the enemy’s cluster in the Bruskine area.

Ukrainian aviation made 7 strikes on the enemy, 4 of them were on strongpoints, 3 on the cluster of enemy forces and equipment.

Ukrainian missile and artillery units inflicted losses on the enemy during the day: 36 occupiers, 3 tanks, 3 howitzers “Msta-B”, radar station “Zoopark-1”, 4 units of armored vehicles and 7 motor vehicles. Also, 4 ammunition depots were destroyed in Henichesk, Kherson, Kakhovka and Beryslav districts.

The administration and staff of Kherson educational complex No. 51 officially announce that they continue to work according to Ukrainian legislation. The appeal states that the appointment of the “new head” by the occupation authorities has nothing to do with the staff and administration of the educational institution.

Western regions

Over 33K Ukrainians returned from abroad in the past day. 98 trucks with humanitarian aid were registered at the checkpoints.

Volyn

Kovel will receive over 1 800K euros from NEFKO for reconstruction of a two-storey administration building and an educational and residential building into multi-apartment residential buildings for internally displaced persons.

Volunteers of the “Angar” headquarters bought five cars for the military. Two of them have already gone to the front line.

The local city council reports that two more police stations are planned to be opened in the Novovolynsk community, near the border with Poland.

Employees of the SUE Lutskteplo  purchased a Mitsubishi Outlander car for the needs of the 14th separate mechanized brigade. Since the beginning of the war, the company has collected UAH 1.25 million for the needs of the Armed Forces.

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A car for the Armed Forces. Photo: Lviv City Council

On the occasion of the Statehood Day of Ukraine, the Novovolynsk City Central Library organized an artistic event “Embroidering Victory Together”. The embroidered paintings are planned to be presented to European partner cities that have supported and helped Ukraine since the beginning of the war.

Honorary citizen of Volodymyr, Honored Artist of Ukraine Serhii Shishkin asks the city authorities to give his award of UAH 10K to volunteers.

Vitalii Arshulyk, the fallen Hero from Volyn was posthumously awarded the Order of the III degree “For Courage”. His mother, Nadiia Ilarionivna, received the award.

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The mother received the son’s award. Photo: social networks

Zakarpattia oblast

Over 13K citizens have applied to the Zakarpattia Employment Service since the beginning of martial law.

The Zakarpattia RMA met with Mykita Didenchuk, the program director of the charity organization ADRA in Ukraine.

The city organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine issued humanitarian aid for displaced persons. Since the beginning of the week, 94 grocery sets, 155 mattresses and blankets, 640 items of clothing and much more have been distributed here.

Thanks to Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Lviv, Eliza Dzvonkiewicz, in cooperation with the Marshal of the Lublin Voivodeship, Yaroslav Stawiarski, a two-week holiday was organized for 24 children of Zakarpattia servicemen in Poland.

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The children went on vacation. Photo: social networks

The exhibition “Terrible realities of war” was opened in the Uzhgorod castle. Ammunition, missiles and other weapons, as well as thematic photos of photojournalist from Donetsk oblast Serhii Vahanov were presented in the open air.

In Zakarpattia, as part of the UNICEF and Yevhen Klopotenko project, cooking workshops will be held.

A second group of children returned to Zakarpattia from a holiday in Austria.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

The Ivano-Frankivsk RMA reported that the Swiss children’s aid organization “Terre des hommes Foundation” would support the educational space in Prykarpattia.

The Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Military Administration received 5 Starlinks from the Lviv IT cluster.

From the Rokada Charitable Foundation, humanitarian aid for internally displaced persons was organized on the territory of the Tlumatsky People’s House.

Lviv oblast

185 people arrived in Lviv by two evacuation trains from the war zone.790 people went to Przemysl by four trains.

Ann Lee, co-founder of the CORE organization, visited some institutions in Lviv oblast where internally displaced persons are housed to see with her own eyes how people live. Since the beginning of the war, CORE regularly helps places of mass settlement of displaced persons in the oblast.

The Chervonograd District Military Administration handed over medical assistance to the Konstantinov Hospital in Donetsk oblast. Among the cargo are bandages, immobilizing bandages for injuries, first-aid kits, painkillers, children’s medicines and much more.

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Helping doctors of Donetsk oblast. Photo: Lviv RMA

The Furniture for a sense of home workshop is underway in Lviv, where all those who are willing and have experience in furnishing a home are taught to create folding furniture for forcibly displaced Ukrainians.

Rivne oblast

A meeting with representatives of the International Federation of Red Cross Societies of Ukraine took place in the Rivne RMA. It was about providing an alternative place of residence for IDPs who live in educational institutions of the oblast.

The Rivne RMA was visited by representatives of the American company Ziplin. It was about setting up a drone service distribution center.

The Territorial Tripartite Socio-Economic Council of the region was held in the Federation of Trade Unions. The topic of the meeting is safety of labor relations under martial law.

In Rivne, there was presented a mural on the wall of the regional police headquarters. It  was dedicated to five KORD soldiers who died in the war in Zaporizhzhia oblast.

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Patriotic mural. Photo: National Police

Ternopil oblast

The Ternopil Regional Council reported that the UOC of the moscow patriarchate was banned in Ternopil oblast.

Volunteers of the public organization “Building Ukraine Together” restored a house damaged by rockets in Chortkiv.

In Ternopil oblast, five children prepared and sold pastries at the local market. With UAH 2 720 earned, the children bought a tactical shoulder bag, which would be sent to a soldier from the community to the front line.

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Young benefactors. Photo: social networks

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The Khmelnytskyi RMA handed over 2 Nissan Navara SUVs to the military.

The Khmelnytskyi City Council allocated UAH 3 million from the community budget for equipment for civil defense training and UAH 350K for repairing military equipment.

Chernivtsi oblast

In the Chernivtsi RMA, a meeting was held with heads of territorial communities of the Chernivtsi district and the regional administration of the State Emergency Service regarding shelters in educational institutions. 382 establishments have been inspected so far, of which 232 need to be renovated.

The Sokyrian City Council reported that Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded the medal “For military service to Ukraine” to the hero from Bukovina, Andrii Bilyk. 

International support

The European Commission included Ukrainian logistics routes in the indicative maps of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

Lithuania purchased and delivered 110 EDM4S Sky Wiper anti-drone guns to Ukraine.

President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda said that his country wouldl provide Ukraine with 10 armored vehicles and ammunition.

Volodymyr Kudrytsky, head of the NEC “Ukrenergo”, announces that on July 30, the EU will increase power imports from Ukraine by 2.5 times.

The Ministry of Defense of North Macedonia reports that the country will transfer T-72 tanks to Ukraine.

The Ministry of Defense of the Federal Republic of Germany reports that Germany will transfer systems for radiation, chemical and biological protection to the AFU. These are six vehicles, each with a full set of decontamination equipment HEP 70 and a stock of means for this.The total cost is over 860K euros.

The German Ministry of Defense reports that Germany is preparing to hand over 16 bridge-builder tanks to Ukraine.

Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia became the ambassador of the UNITED24 fund-raising platform for Ukraine.

In autumn, the triennial of contemporary Ukrainian art “Ukrainian Cut 2022” will be held in Kaunas (Lithuania). A project called UKRAINE! UNMUTED presents the works of contemporary artists. Other components of the project are a discussion program and a thematic publication.

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Poster. Photo: Lviv City Council.

Balenciaga created a sweatshirt worth 200 euros. All profit from the sale will be transferred to reconstruction of Ukraine.

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Sweatshirt in support of Ukraine. Photo: social networks

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UWG NEWS – Olena Biletska, Yuliya Nakorchevska