The five hundred and forty-fourth day (544) of the large-scale armed aggression by the russian against our continues.
Today Kyiv received 3 Mercedes Citaro city buses from Ukrainian benefactors. They were purchased in Germany by the "Kyivpasservis" company and presented to the city. These buses are in good technical condition and will soon be on Kyiv routes.
On Khreshchatyk in Kyiv, preparations are being made for a "parade" of destroyed russian equipment: burned tanks, armored vehicles, self-propelled howitzers, trucks and other equipment are placed on the road. Traffic on Khreschatyk Street is partially blocked.
The final stage of the "Kyiv Unbreakable" competition for servicemen and veterans took place in the capital. More than 250 participants took part in the sports tests.
More than 7,000 objects have already been restored in the Bucha raion. Restoration work began immediately after de-occupation. 7,266 objects have already been restored, including 6,352 housing stock. In total, more than 18,000 objects were completely and partially damaged in the Buchansk raion. Over 16,000 of them are housing.
During the day of August 20, russian troops shelled the border of Chernihiv Oblast four times. Novgorod-Siverskyi and Semenivka communities came under fire.
The number of injured as a result of a russian rocket attack on the center of Chernihiv on August 19 increased to 181, of whom seven died. 41 people are in the hospital, among them four are in serious condition, and another 16 people underwent surgery.
Military forces of Chernihiv Oblast take revenge on the russians for the missile attack on Chernihiv. Dmytro Bryzhynskyi, the head of the Chernihiv City Military Administration, published a photo of the projectiles with the corresponding inscriptions on his Telegram channel.
Due to the possible danger of rocket attacks on August 23-24, no mass events will be held in Chernihiv Oblast.
During the day, August 20, the russians shelled 7 communities in the Sumy Oblast. 56 explosions were recorded. They fired mortars and grenade launchers, carried out artillery and aerial bombardments of the border.
During the night and morning of August 21, the russians shelled 3 border communities of the Sumy Oblast. There were 39 explosions.
46 settlements of the Sumy Oblast are currently without electricity due to shelling by the russian army.
This morning, the enemy shelled the village of Vovchanski Khutory, Chuguyiv raion. The educational institution was damaged. Information about the victims is being established.
Yesterday, throughout the day, the enemy continuously shelled Kupyansk with artillery. Settlements of the Kharkiv, Chuguyiv and Kupyansk raion of the Oblast were also under the fire of the occupiers.
As a result of the shelling of the center of Kupyansk, 11 civilians were injured. Including an "ambulance" paramedic who provided assistance to the injured. In the city, private houses, enterprise buildings, the branch of "Nova Poshta", the building of an educational institution, and other civilian objects were damaged.
A 71-year-old man died in the city of Vovchansk, Chuguyiv raion, due to enemy shelling. In the city, a private house, an apartment in an apartment building, and a building of a healthcare facility were damaged.
A private house and a gas pipeline were damaged as a result of the shelling of the village of Kolisnikivka in the Kupyansk raion.
Yesterday afternoon, a 51-year-old man stepped on a "Petal" mine in the village of Borshcheva, Kharkiv raion, on the territory of the "Druzhba" cooperative. Hospitalized with an explosive wound in moderate condition.
During August 20, the russian military shelled 10 populated areas of Donetsk Oblast with aircraft, "Hurricanes", "Hrad", artillery, and tanks. Houses and a car were damaged by shelling.
Seven residents of Donetsk Oblast were injured during the course of August 20 from shelling by the russian army.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion
In the Kramatorsk community in Donetsk Oblast, 158 families whose houses were damaged by the aggression of the russian were approved for the payment of state aid under the "eRecovery" program. 11 million 896 thousand UAH were allocated for this from the state budget, the Kramatorsk City Council reported.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
In the Avdiivka sector, Keramik, Stepove, Orlivka, Avdiivka, Nevelske, and Karlivka in the Donetsk Oblast came under artillery fire.
In the Maryinka sector, Ukrainian defense forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the area of Maryinka, Donetsk Oblast. The enemy launched air strikes in Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk Oblast. The localities of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobeda, Oleksandropil, Paraskoviivka, and Yelezavetivka in the Donetsk Oblast came under artillery fire.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut Raion
In the Bakhmut sector, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the area of Kurdyumivka, Donetsk Oblast. He carried out air strikes in the areas of Vesele, Klishchiyivka, Kurdiumivka in the Donetsk Oblast. Over 20 localities suffered from enemy artillery shelling, including Predtechine, Diliiivka, Kurdiumivka, Ozarianivka, and Druzhba in the Donetsk Oblast.
Defense forces liberated 3 square kilometers near Bakhmut over the past week. Ukrainian Armed Forces advance on the southern flank of Bakhmut
Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy the occupants' base in Mariupol Raion and liberate 43 square kilometers around Bakhmut
The occupiers plan to bring 300 thousand russians to Mariupol. To encourage people to move to the occupied city, russia has launched a program of preferential mortgages for its citizens. In addition, laborers and civil servants from low-income regions are brought to the occupied territories from russia.
Despite the fact that residents of Severodonetsk sometimes persuade repairmen not to touch the surviving buildings in order not to cause disaster, the latter start dismantling them. This is the case in one of the nine-story buildings in the new districts. The specialists dismantled windows, water supply, and heating systems. However, they did not receive the promised money in time and abandoned the project. On the eve of the fall, the building was left with bare walls.
Four garbage trucks were allocated in russia for the residents of the occupied Luhansk Oblast. They will be used to remove garbage from the entire oblast. The problem with garbage is typical for the settlements occupied since 2014.
Yesterday, August 20, and tonight, August 21, the enemy fired from artillery and MLRS at the settlements of the Kutsurub community. As a result of shelling in one of the settlements, a fire broke out in an outbuilding on the territory of an enterprise with an area of 200 square meters. There were no casualties.
Also at night, August 21, the water area of the city of Ochakiv of the Ochakiv community came under enemy fire. There were no casualties.
In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk,and Bashtanka Raions, the day and night were relatively calm.
Over the past day, russians fired 92 times at the towns and villages of Zaporizhzhia Oblast. One person was killed and two were wounded.
A slight decrease in the water level was recorded in the ZNPP cooling pond. Today, August 21, it is 16 m 15 cm. However, the situation remains stable and under control.
Zaporizhzhia is proposed to be awarded the honorary title of Hero City of Ukraine. The corresponding petition was registered on August 7, 2023. So far, the petition has gathered 3,287 votes out of the 25,000 required for it to be considered by the President.
"Weeks of Good Deeds" charity project continues, and the last days of summer will be filled with interesting and useful events for Odesa residents. Last week, several important initiatives were implemented by public organizations.
At the initiative of the Odesa City Council of Large Families and in partnership with the ''Profident Clinic'', humanitarian aid in the form of food packages was distributed to socially vulnerable people.
The enemy has increased the presence of missile launchers in the Black Sea. In addition to the submarine, a small missile ship was launched. Accordingly, the number of "Kalibr" missiles has been increased to 12.
During the day, rescuers extinguished six fires in the settlements of Bilozerka, Stanislavka, and Kherson communities, five of which were caused by russian shelling.
Residential buildings and commercial buildings were on fire. Due to repeated shelling, the firemen retreated to a safe place several times, and after the situation stabilized, they returned to extinguishing the fire.
On the afternoon of August 21, the russians shelled Zolota Balka in the Kherson Oblast. The wounded 43-year-old man was hospitalized with multiple shrapnel wounds to the chest, abdomen, and legs.
No events will be held on Independence Day in Kherson and the Oblast, there will be no mass gatherings of people.
On the morning of August 21, the russians shelled Nikopol. Consequences are established.
As a result of russian shelling on August 20, 2 houses and 2 power lines were damaged as a result of shelling in the Nikopol raion. 2 women were injured.
The United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF handed over 4,685 humanitarian aid kits to Nikopol. These are school backpacks with individual sets and power banks.
A veteran's space will be set up in the Glodosy community of the Novoukrainianka raion of the Kirovohrad Oblast. The money for this was won in the «Path of Sustainability» project. The center will help veterans and relatives of soldiers who died in the war.
A bust of communist michurin was demolished in Poltava Oblast. ivan michurin is a russian biologist who respected stalin and is in no way connected to the Poltava Oblast. The other day, the michurin monument was removed from the Lubny community.
Three thousand hryvnias were collected in Vinnytsia during the charity «Race of Independents». The money will go to help the Armed Forces.
Nine Volyn residents went to rebuild the village of Blagodativka in the Kherson Oblast. The men will replace the previous team and continue covering the roofs of residential buildings.
The Luhansk Oblast Philharmonic Quartet visited St. Luke's Hospital of the First Medical Association of Lviv. To support our soldiers undergoing treatment and rehabilitation, the musicians played a mini-concert there. This performance is one of the initiatives in Lviv to support Ukrainian defenders who are currently undergoing treatment or rehabilitation in hospitals.
In the Derazhnya community in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, for the third day in a row, the consequences of the blast waves that destroyed several villages on the night of August 19 are being eliminated.
In the village of Dovzhok, Kamianets-Podilskyi UTC, residents gathered for a meeting to transition to the OCU. The gate was closed. And believers of the UOC MP wrote a statement to the police against those who gathered near the church. Russian propagandist solovyov actively monitored the situation in the village of Dovzhok.
Valery Zaluzhnyi awarded Ivan Romanko, a resident of the village of Kyseliv, with the «Golden Cross» badge for the successful performance of combat tasks. And Vitaly Tyurin from the Sokyriany raion received the badge «For personal bravery» from the commander of the Ground Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
In Chernivtsi, mothers, wives and children of missing and captured fighters from the 10th separate mountain assault brigade «Edelweiss» held a peaceful protest. This is how they want to draw attention to the search for military personnel — some have been missing for more than a year. Women from more than five Oblasts of Ukraine took part in the action.
The Novoselytsia community once again sent aid to the residents of the war-affected raions of the Kherson Oblast. The people of Bukovyna collected food, drinking water, clothes, shoes, etc.
A new public center «Space, friendly to children, youth and families» was opened in Chernivtsi. It is designed to help children, especially those who moved here because of the war, to adapt and integrate, to receive psychosocial support. For this purpose, professional teachers and psychologists will conduct various classes, both individual and group, master classes, as well as seminars and training for parents.
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