The three hundred and fifty-first (351) day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the large-scale Russian military invasion continues.
French President Emmanuel Macron awarded Volodymyr Zelensky with the Legion of Honor. It is the highest award in France, awarded by the president for military or civilian merit. According to him, this is a tribute to Ukraine and its people.
Yesterday, Volodymyr Zelenskyy together with the President of France Emmanuel Macron and the Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz discussed the possibility of supplying Ukraine with the necessary weapons, the issue of continuing economic and political support and strengthening the sanctions policy against the aggressor state. They talked about the implementation of the peace formula, which is capable of ensuring a sustainable end to the war on fair terms and in compliance with the norms of international law.
Today, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, spoke in the session hall of the Kyiv City Council. She is visiting the capital of Ukraine for the second time during the full-scale war. The delegation arrived with help in the form of 10 generators. Ms. Hidalgo said that the citizens of Europe, the citizens of France, and the citizens of Paris will stand by the Ukrainians until victory.
This year, more than 350 million hryvnias will be allocated to the repair of shelters in Kyiv. This year, more than 290 UAH million has been earmarked for the capital repair of basements of residential buildings in all 10 districts for use as the simplest shelters. Separately, 61 million hryvnias are provided for work in civil defense facilities in 4 districts - Darnytskyi, Desnyanskyi, Obolonskyi, Svyatoshynskyi.
A monument to Soviet General Vatutin was dismantled in Kyiv. The monument was located in Mariinsky Park.
There are 1,085 shelters in educational institutions in Kyiv Oblast. Recently, in one of the communities of Obukhiv raion, storage facilities were installed in 6 educational institutions. We are talking about three preschool and three general secondary education institutions. From now on, their educational process is conducted in a mixed format. The warehouses have all the necessary communications: heat, light, ventilation and water. In order not to interrupt the educational process, study areas were set up in the shelters, and study and recreation areas for preschoolers.
Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina and Oscar-winning French director Michel Azanavichus took under their patronage the reconstruction of two houses in Irpen as part of the United24 initiative of the President of Ukraine. These are the "Munhausen" residential complex and the "Zatyshnyi Dvir" residential complex. Yesterday, sports and film stars, and from now on UNITED24 ambassadors, specially came to Irpin to record their appeals to the world community against the background of the houses damaged during the hostilities in the city, asking them to help hundreds of Irpin families return to their homes.
Irpin will receive a grant of 7.7 million euros from the Northern Environmental Finance Corporation (NEFKO). They will go to major repairs of heat supply, water supply and drainage facilities.
Four 7 kW generators arrived in Irpin. They were donated to the city by the community of the Spanish sister city of Guernica.
Ruslan Kurulyak returned to Zhytomyr on the shield. He was repeatedly wounded in battles, an experienced soldier, a military instructor. Died in the battles in the south of Ukraine.
In the war with the russian occupiers, Zhytomyr Oblast lost another defender. Vasyl Gudzar, a resident of the village of Natalivka, born in 1970, was buried in the Zvyaрel community. Eternal glory to the Heroes.
Resident of Zhytomyr accused the Armed Forces of Ukraine of shelling the Zaporizhzhya NPP and the death of prisoners in Olenivka online. The court found the woman guilty of justifying and denying the armed aggression of the russian and sentenced her to imprisonment for 5 years with probation for 1 year and six months.
In the center of Zhytomyr, activists from the public organization "Institute of Creative Innovations" set up an art shelter. The youth space was created with grant funds, so that in case of anxiety, young people could continue their work and engage in creativity.
This morning, the russians shelled the Horodnya community. Four hits, probably from a 120 mm mortar, were recorded in the area of the village of Senkivka.
On the morning of February 9, rescuers completed the demolition of the rubble of an industrial building on the territory of the branch of the Irvantsiv Peat Plant of SE "Chernigivtorf" in the village of Kuty Drugi of the Semenivka community. As a result of rockets hitting an industrial building, two local civilian workers were killed and two more were injured.
In Chernihiv, the Security Service of Ukraine detained an employee of "Ukrzaliznytsia" who was correcting missile strikes on Kyiv. During the searches, law enforcement officers found smartphones with evidence of correspondence with a representative of the russian special service. Currently, the investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine have informed the detainee of the suspicion under Part 2 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Treason committed under martial law). Currently, the issue of choosing a preventive measure in the form of detention is being resolved.
Yesterday in Nizhyn, they said goodbye to two soldiers - junior lieutenant Bohdan Kava and soldier Andrii Musabekov, who died in Donetsk Oblast.
In the morning, the russian military dropped explosives from a UAV on the territory of the Bilopillya community in the Sumy Oblast.
This morning, the occupiers attacked the city of Kupyansk. The residential building was almost destroyed. Shelling was also carried out in the village of Dvorichna. After 10 a.m., the enemy fired artillery and mortars in the Kharkiv district. The villages of Vesele and Krasne were under fire.
In addition, russian troops launched 14 mortar attacks on the Bogodukhiv raion. Shelling was recorded in the villages of Udy and Chervona Zorya.
Yesterday, the enemy massively shelled the border settlements of the Chuguyiv, Kupyansk and Kharkiv region of the oblast.
At least 23 settlements were under enemy fire. In the districts of Kotlyarivka and Tabaivka, the enemy used combat aircraft.
As a result of massive shelling in the Chuguyiv raion, 5 civilians, including a child, were injured and hospitalized.
In Vovchansk, multi-apartment and private residential buildings were damaged, there were fires, and the building of the emergency department was damaged.
In the village of Dvorichna, Kupyansk raion, 2 people died as a result of shelling. In Kupyansk, private residential buildings were damaged by shelling.
Demining works in the area are ongoing. During the day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service defused 25 explosive objects.
During February 8, the russian occupation forces carried out 29 strikes on Donetsk Oblast. 17 settlements of the Oblast were shelled with «Grad», «S-300», artillery, and mortars. As a result of the shelling, residential buildings, a church, an administrative building, farm buildings, power lines, and farm buildings were damaged.
During the previous day, two people were killed in Bakhmut, and seven more residents of the region were injured due to shelling by the russian army in Donetsk Oblast.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the russian federation into Ukraine, 1,354 people have died in Donetsk Oblast, and 3,009 people have been injured. It is impossible to establish the exact number of dead and wounded in Volnovakha and Mariupol.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion
The enemy, trying to take full control of the Donetsk Oblast, continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Avdiyivka direction in the Avdiyivka, Opytne, Maryinka raions. Actively uses operational-tactical and army aviation to strike the positions of our troops.
On the evening of February 8, the russian military fired artillery at Novoselydivka in the Donetsk Oblast, and during the day they hit the outskirts of Kurakhove and Trudove, in the Kurakhove community. There were no injured or killed as a result of the shelling. There is destruction.
Around midnight, the russians shelled the Grodivka community, which is relatively far from the front, with artillery - 1 person was wounded in Novoekonomichne, and the church was damaged.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Pervomaiske, Vesele, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Maryinka settlements of Pokrovsk raion.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion
Yesterday, the outskirts of Kramatorsk came under shelling - the territory of the enterprise was damaged.
Enemy rockets once again plowed through the gardens in one of the town's villages. There are no casualties.
Generator sets from Georgia arrived in Kramatorsk. They were provided by Georgian entrepreneurs and LLC «Ukrainian Energy Solutions 2018». The provided equipment will help to ensure the uninterrupted supply of electrical energy at the objects of the city's critical and social infrastructure.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion
In the direction of Bakhmut, in particular, Spirne, Berestove, Bilogorivka, Rozdolivka, Vasyukivka, Krasna Gora, Bakhmut, Bogdanivka, Ivanovske, Mykolaivka, Klishchiivka, Ozaryanivka, Oleksandro-Shultine and Vesele in Donetsk Oblast came under fire. In total, there are more than 30 settlements. The occupiers also carried out airstrikes near Spirne.
In the direction of Horlivka, the russians launched a rocket attack on Kostyantynivka and shelled Ivanopillia artillery twice - a house and a warehouse were damaged in the village. In New York, a 9-story building was damaged.
A two-story residential building in Siversk was damaged in the Lysychansk direction - no one was injured.
Volnovakha and Volnovakha raion
On the Volnovakha direction, 2 houses were damaged in Bogoyavlenka of Vugledar community; a building in Bagatyr was damaged by a rocket attack.
Yesterday, the settlement of the Ochakiv community was hit by enemy artillery fire. As a result, residential buildings were damaged. There are no casualties.
In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
The Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine transferred seven diesel generators to the balance of "Mykolayivoblenergo". They will be used at company branches and critical infrastructure facilities.
DTEK and Ukrenergo managed to repair part of the power equipment of Odesa, which allowed it to start the test work of new schedules of stabilization shutdowns. From now on, consumers will be divided into 6 groups, which will ensure fairness and alternating light supply.
In Odesa Maternity Hospital No. 7, an office has been opened to provide comprehensive medical assistance to displaced persons, victims of violence and women and girls who find themselves in a difficult situation. This is a joint project of the city government, the charitable foundation «Women's Health and Family Planning», the International Federation of Family Planning with the financial support of Great Britain. Medicines are provided to patients free of charge.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war, the masters of one of the Odesa barber shops have been making hairstyles for military personnel for free. This is how barbers want to thank them for protecting the country. In almost a year, the initiative saw more than a hundred soldiers beheaded.
On February 9, the russian army shelled a five-story building in the Shumenskyi district. A fire broke out on the top floor - one apartment was completely burned down. There are no dead or injured.
russian troops shelled the center of Beryslav. The shells hit the warehouse of the «Budmarket» store, where lumber was stored. There was a fire. There are no dead or injured.
Two men aged 30 and 26 years old were blown up by a russian mine in the village of Nova Kam'yanka, Beryslav raion. The injured were hospitalized.
In the Kherson Oblast during the day, the forces and means of air defense of the «South» air command shot down a russian reconnaissance and strike drone.
Electricity supply has been restored in the villages of Barvinkove and Zelenyi Hai in Kherson oblast. In total, power engineers have already restored electricity supply to 97 of the 228 de-occupied settlements in Kherson oblast.
The enemy attacked Nikopol at night with heavy artillery, hitting a residential area. A 37-year-old man was killed. At least 16 residential buildings and one private enterprise were damaged. Seven outbuildings were smashed and one more was destroyed. Two cars, power lines, and a gas pipeline were also damaged.
In the afternoon, russians shelled Marhanets. A 12-year-old girl and 2 women aged 52 and 60 were wounded. They are in hospital. 10 houses, 4 outbuildings, several solar panels, power lines, and gas and water pipes were damaged.
In Chervonohryhorivka, the walls and windows of the church building were damaged by the shells. The structure of the monument to the Heroes who died in the battles for freedom and independence was also damaged. The russian army also shelled the outskirts of one of the villages in the Velykomykhailivka community in the Synelnykivskyi raion of Dnipropetrovsk oblast.
Oleksandr Vodolazkyi, 38, from Vasylkiv raion, died at the front. In combat operations in Donetsk oblast, 47-year-old Oleksandr Mazanka from Synelnykove was killed. In a battle in Luhansk oblast, Andriy Lykhosherst from Kryvyi Rih gave his life to Ukraine. He is survived by his son. 24-year-old Dmytro Filonov from Zelenodolsk and 27-year-old Vitaliy Vakarenko from Kamianske were killed at the front. Oleh Levada, a police officer of the Tomakivka community, was killed in a traffic accident. May he rest in peace!
The 2nd and 3rd entrances of a high-rise building in Dnipro, which was hit by a russian missile on January 14, are beyond repair. All other entrances of the building have been supplied with all utilities, and only one elevator needs to be replaced. The damaged windows are currently being replaced. Over 800 out of 1274 windows have been replaced.
A 70-year-old resident of Marhanets used social media to agitate for the communist totalitarian regime. On her page, she posted photos with the attributes of the state flag and coat of arms of the former USSR. Investigators talked to her.
Volunteers in Dnipro organized a five-day marathon to make camouflage nets for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. They weave nets non-stop. The goal is to create a reserve of protective lace in spring colors. VIDEO https://youtu.be/slhxcAJua6Y
A public discussion on renaming 16 streets, alleys, squares, and a public garden is being held in the Zelenodolsk community of Kryvyi Rih raion.
Since the beginning of 2023, 6 artillery shells, 2 mortar shells, 1 hand grenade from the previous wars, and the remains of a rocket have been neutralized in Poltava oblast.
In the Poltava oblast, companies received more than UAH 20 million in partial unemployment benefits to save more than 1,400 jobs. These companies include Martex, Galeshchyna-Agro, AVM Ampere, and the Kremenchuk Carbon Black Plant and Carriage Building Plant.
Forty-five Starlink satellite communication stations will be transferred to the 'Points of Invincibility' in Poltava oblast.
8 more heating points have been opened in Kropyvnytskyi, bringing the total to 30 locations that can accommodate residents during long power outages.
An eight-apartment building for IDP doctors and military personnel will be renovated in Kropyvnytskyi.
Anatoliy Stoyan, the regional coordinator of the "Active Community" in Kropyvnytskyi, took part in a roundtable discussion on assistance to IDPs with the participation of representatives of NGOs and officials of the Public Relations Department of the Kropyvnytskyi City Council. They discussed the specific assistance that internally displaced persons currently need, as well as the creation of a single information product.
Today the Kamianets-Podilskyi community is in mourning. A resident of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Oleksandr Homeniuk, who was killed in Donetsk oblast, was sent on his last journey. Eternal glory to the defender.
Three families of POWs or missing persons will receive UAH 50 thousand in aid. More than 60 families have already received such assistance.
In Khmelnytsky, 2 apartments were allocated for participants in the russian-Ukrainian war. One of them is a Special Forces soldier who lost a limb in the war but is still in the service. The other soldier defended Mariupol, went through Azovstal, and was a POW.
The European Union will finance the construction of housing for internally displaced persons in Khmelnytskyi. By the decision of the NEFCO Investment Committee, the city has been allocated a grant of 8 million 400 thousand euros. The next steps are an international tender, design, and supply of networks to the construction site. Only then will the construction of the housing itself begin. The plan is to build 10 three-story apartment buildings.
Volunteers of the Volunteers of Podillia charity foundation purchased 6 military trucks in France and delivered them to Khmelnytskyi. Here, they underwent maintenance and had some parts and equipment replaced. The project cost almost UAH 4 million. The trucks were handed over to various military units stationed in Khmelnytskyi and serving in the frontline. The soldiers also received 250 sets of thermal underwear, fleece, and 500 chemicals for heating.
The first stage of the campaign "Ruzzy literatury - na makulaturu!" (russian literature - for recycling!) has ended in Khmelnytskyi. In three months, Volunteers of Podillya collected about 23 tons of books written in the language of the occupier. They were recycled, and the proceeds - more than 70 thousand hryvnias - will be used to help the army.
The instructors of safety will appear in schools in the Khmelnytskyi oblast. This is a joint project of the Main Department of the National Police in Khmelnytskyi oblast and the cities of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Shepetivka, and Yarmolyntsi. The goal is to set up a role of safety instructor in each territorial community who will focus on all security issues of the general secondary education institution.
Residents of the Korets community said goodbye to Junior Sergeant of the National Guard of Ukraine Petro Kyrylchuk, a resident of the village of Kryliv. On February 2, the 21-year-old soldier was killed in fierce battles for Ukraine near the city of Kreminna in the Luhansk oblast.
Today in Rivne, two defenders of Ukraine, Heroes who fell for freedom, Vladyslav Prostakov and Andrii Savin, were laid to rest. Both were killed in Donetsk oblast by the enemy. May they rest in peace.
Bukovyna said goodbye to its best sons, who laid down their lives defending their native land from the russian invasion: Senior Sergeant Mykola Kuzenko was laid to rest in the village of Vashkivtsi, senior soldiers Volodymyr Hadzha in the village of Vovchynets, Mykola Porfyriev in the village of Lukavtsi, soldiers Volodymyr Boiko in the village of Hlynytsia, Vasyl Shevchuk in the village of Orestivka, and Ihor Tomash on the Walk of Fame at the Central Cemetery in Chernivtsi. Eternal memory and glory to the Heroes!
Vyacheslav Todosiychuk and the 'Pan Nedoba' team provided a bus at the request of the defenders from the 47th Magura Brigade. Its interior was filled with apples and juice from the Nedoboivtsi territorial community to help the soldiers maintain their health.
The defenders in the eastern sector received charitable aid from the Chernivtsi regional organization of the Healthcare Workers' Trade Union: 4 autonomous heaters and four batteries will be used to heat the military's dugouts.
In Bukovyna, 88619 internally displaced persons are currently registered. The largest number of IDPs are from Kyiv - 17555 people (20%), Kharkiv - 14502 people (16%), and Donetsk oblasts - 12658 people (14%).
A " Classroom of Safety" and a shelter were set up in the multidisciplinary lyceum for the gifted children: UAH 1 million 70 thousand were allocated from the regional budget. The classroom is divided into 5 training locations. Here, students master skills in fire, mine safety, and civil defense, learn how to act in case of emergencies, and so on.
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