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16 Грудня 2022
Тетяна Кавуненко

The two hundred and ninety-sixth day (296) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.


Northern Oblasts


Kyiv received from the US government special equipment and generators for work at the capital's boiler and heat supply stations. New JCB backhoe loaders will help emergency workers to quickly repair damage to heat networks and restore heat supply to Kyiv residents. Modern excavators have already been delivered to the capital and will be involved in the work in the near future. Currently, 38 Kyivteploenergo emergency teams are working in all districts of the city. Every day, they eliminate 30-40 damages to heating networks.

Free trainings on first aid will be held in the Kyiv metro tomorrow. Addresses at the link.

Kyiv Oblast

The Turkish company "TIKA", which renovated the "Kolibri" kindergarten in Irpin, will purchase a generator and kitchen equipment for it, and will also help other educational institutions in Irpin.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Estonia, Lauri Laanemets, came to see the hero city of Irpin with his own eyes, get to know its residents and learn about the city's primary needs. Together with the mayor of Irpin, Oleksandr Markushyn, he visited the point of invincibility, where they discussed the topic of a possible blackout.

A celebrity from the USA, Mitzi Perdue, handed over 8 cars to the police of the Kyiv Oblast. The machines will be used to ensure security in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and will make it possible to restore the potential of the police after de-occupation. The cars were purchased with private funds from American benefactors, and the cars themselves were purchased in Ukraine, which also made it possible to support domestic business in this difficult time for all of us.

Damaged apartment buildings continue to be repaired in Hostomel. Recently, on one of them, the roof was repaired at the expense of the state budget. The photo shows the work process. In addition, this week in the village, more than 10 objects on the streets of Molodizhna, Nekrasova, Rekunova, Ostromyrska and Buchansky Shosse are being repaired.

Zhytomyr Oblast

On the 14th of December, as part of another exchange of prisoners, 64 servicemen were returned to Ukraine from russian captivity - among them there are also three servicemen from Zhytomyr Oblast: Serhiy Zayets from Baranivka, Volodymyr Tysyachny, a resident of the Dubrivka community, and Yaroslav Shkady from the Yarun’ community.

The Zhytomyr City Council and Glory Yuey ChF signed a memorandum of cooperation regarding the purchase of a megawatt gas plant for the city.

The bus for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was donated by the team of the Zhytomyr Agricultural Technical College. The car was purchased from a private person, repaired, and the fuel system was changed. A representative of the military unit Valeriy came to drive the bus to the location of the unit.

Chernihiv Oblast

Yesterday, the russians shelled the Semenivka community. The enemy fired from 120 mm mortars. In total, observers counted 14 explosions.

A truck driver hit a mine in Chernihiv Oblast. The 30-year-old driver was moving in the direction of Verbivka-Olexandrivka. As a result of driving onto a dirt road, he ran into a mine. He has a closed craniocerebral injury, an injury to his right eye, facial lacerations, hematomas on his face and right leg - a condition of moderate severity.

Today, explosive devices were detonated near the village of Shestovytsia.

Deputies of the German city of Aachen unanimously supported establishing partnership relations with Chernihiv.

Sumy Oblast

Yesterday, the russians shelled the communities of Seredinа-Buda and Putivl. In both cases - without victims and destruction.

At night, there was no shelling from the russian side in Sumy Oblast.

Eastern Oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

No strikes were recorded in Kharkiv during the past day. Today, the occupiers struck the Kholodnohirsky district of Kharkiv with S-300 complexes. So far, the victims are unknown.

The enemy continues intense shelling in the Kupyansk direction. The occupiers struck the positions of the Ukrainian troops in the areas of Chervona Zorya, Krasne, Staritsa, Dvorichna and Novomlynsk settlements.

According to the Regional Center of Emergency Medical Assistance, a 63-year-old woman received a shrapnel wound in the village of Kivsharivka, Kupyansk raion. Hospitalized in moderate condition.

Yesterday, around 11:45 p.m., a critical infrastructure object was damaged in Kupyansk as a result of russian shelling from the S-300 air defense system. In addition, a two-story administration building burned down in the Kupyansk raion due to enemy shelling. There are no victims or injured.

The museum of Grigory Skovoroda in Zolochiv raion, which was destroyed by russian shelling, will be preserved. Two million hryvnias were allocated for this from the regional budget.

Demining of the territories of the region continues. During the day, pyrotechnics destroyed 280 explosive objects.

Donetsk Oblast

On the 14th of December, it became known about two civilians of Donetsk Oblast killed by russians: in Bakhmut and Rozdolivka. Another 4 people in the region were injured.

In total, since the day of russia's full-scale war against Ukraine, russian rockets have killed 1,257 civilians of Donetsk Oblast, and wounded another 2,742.

Currently, it is impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion

The enemy concentrated its efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Avdiyivka direction.

During the current day, the enemy carried out air and missile attacks on the civilian infrastructure of the Kurakhove community, namely Kurakhove, Vesely Hayt and Trudove, and 1 private house was damaged.

In Avdiivka, there were two airstrikes over the old part of the city at night, and in the morning the city came under fire from «Hrads» on the residential quarter.

The enemy fired shells at the cities of Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Ocheretyne, and the village of Karlivka.

Residents of Avdiivka and Siversk near the front received help with coal and foodstuffs. The situation in the frontline cities is extremely difficult. The russian occupiers turned them into solid ruins. People live in basements, suffer from the cold, without electricity, gas, lack of food and medical care. The humanitarian cargo was brought by the police of Donetsk Oblast.


Residents of Pokrovsk and Myrnograd communities of Pokrovsk raion receive free bread. 4,000 breads will be given to residents of the starosta districts of the Pokrovsk community: the villages of Lysivka, Pishchane, Pershe Travnya, and Gryshyno. Such assistance was provided by the "ADRA Ukraine" foundation and the International Food Program (WFP).

Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion

The city continues to recover from the recent shelling. Communal services have already finished closing the broken windows, the cleaning of the area from glass continues.

Residents of Kramatorsk are experiencing everyday difficulties due to power outages. This is due to the fact that the multi-apartment sector is connected to the gas supply by only 10%, so cooking has become a problem for the residents of Kramatorsk. There is no heat in houses with autonomous heating.

In order to support the children of Donetsk Oblast, the Marathon of Good Events is starting in Kramatorsk. It will last from December 19 to January 13, theaters, cultural institutions and humanitarian headquarters in 8 Oblasts of Ukraine are involved in the participation - in total, more than 50 events will take place within their walls, in which about 20 thousand children from Donetsk Oblast will be able to take part. Attendance is free, and all guests will receive gifts.

The coordinator of «Active Community» in Kramatorsk helped people to cover windows blown out by the blast wave with film. He also handed over a batch of medical products brought to the city by international organizations.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion

Areas of seventeen settlements were shelled in the Bakhmut direction. Among them are Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Bilogorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ozaryanivka, Pivnichne and Opytne of the Donetsk Oblast. The invaders also carried out an airstrike near the city of Bakhmut.

In the Horlivka direction, the Soledar community suffered the most that night. In Rozdolivka, 1 person died, 3 were injured, and 1 house was damaged by a direct hit. In Paraskoviivka, 1 person was injured, 13 houses were damaged. Shelling was also recorded in Soledar itself — there were no casualties. 3 more people were injured in Bakhmut during the previous day. An agricultural warehouse building was damaged in the city.


Volnovakha and Volnovakha raion

In the direction of Volnovakha, Vugledar was subject to periodic artillery fire — 3 houses were damaged, and there were no casualties.

Luhansk Oblast

The occupying forces do not stop shelling liberated settlements. The russians hit with aerial bombs and S-300 missiles.

Southern Oblasts 

Kherson Oblast

During the day, on December 14, the russian occupiers shelled Kherson Oblast 86 times with artillery, anti-aircraft guns, tanks and mortars. Three people died, including an 8-year-old child, and another 13 were injured.

Today, the administrative building of the Kherson OMA was destroyed by day-time shelling by russian troops. Windows in nearby residential buildings were also broken. Six people were injured.

Russian troops hit private warehouses in Kherson. A large-scale fire broke out on an area of 3,000 square meters, which was extinguished after more than 12 hours.

In Kherson, a russian projectile hit the place where the point of medical aid and humanitarian aid is located. Two people died: a 32-year-old paramedic and a 70-year-old man who probably came to help. Two people were injured - a 44-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man who was passing by. Both were taken to the hospital.

The russian occupiers mined country plots, as well as the banks of the Konka and Chaika rivers within the Oleshky city territorial community of the Kherson Oblast.

In Lazurne, Kherson Oblast, the russian military stole caravans for vacationers, transported them to the place of their deployment and settled there.

About 200 people leave Kherson every day because of shelling.

As a result of shelling, Kherson was completely left without electricity.

In Kherson, heat supply to 17 high-rise buildings is temporarily stopped due to network damage. Also, elevators in all houses and buildings, except for hospitals, will not work.

In the temporarily occupied Skadovsk, the third russian bank and another canteen for pensioners and soldiers from the side of the occupiers are being opened.

The city is restless. Today there was an influx into one of the places of stay of the russian military.

Mykolaiv Oblast 

Yesterday, the enemy attacked the water area and the coastal zone of the Ochakiv community with MLRS. There are no casualties.

The community was also hit by massive artillery fire this morning. Infrastructure objects were destroyed and damaged. There are no previous victims.

Today, the Chornomorske community was under enemy fire. The infrastructure facility was damaged. There are no casualties.

In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanska raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.

Specialists of «Mykolaivoblenergo» restored electricity supply to five settlements of the Oblast, released in November. Residents of these villages have been without electricity since March 2022 — russian shelling damaged or completely destroyed most of the energy equipment and networks.

Central Oblasts 

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

On the night of December 15, russian troops attacked three localities of Nikopol raion with MLRS Grad and heavy artillery. Private houses and outbuildings were destroyed. The gas pipeline is damaged.

Photo: telegram channel of Valentyn Reznichenko 

Today russian troops shelled Nikopol raion several times. Two people have been wounded: a 66-year-old man is in hospital, and a 67-year-old woman is being treated at home.

A 65-year-old man died in Marhanets because of the shelling. At least three people were wounded: a 16-year-old girl, a 38-year-old woman, and a 35-year-old man. They are in hospital.

Houses, shops, school, and college were damaged in the city.

In Dnipro, 11 buildings of HOA and HBC are being restored, which were damaged as a result of the missile strike on November 26. 

EU donates 90 heaters to the Mother and Child Center in Dnipro.

Another 61 streets and alleys were decommunized in Pavlohrad.

Volunteers from Dnipro delivered warm clothes, food, and hygiene products to soldiers at the front. 

In Dnipro, students of out-of-school institutions planted plants in shells that can be purchased for donation to the Armed Forces.

Kirovohrad Oblast

The funeral of 21-year-old paratrooper Danylo Berezhnyi, born in 2001, was held in Svitlovodsk of Oleksandriia raion. The warrior was the commander of an anti-aircraft missile platoon of an air assault battalion. He was killed on May 10 during an enemy rocket attack in Lyman raion in Donetsk oblast.

In Holovanivsk,the Order "For Courage" of the III degree was given to the daughter of perished serviceman Mykola Kanaikin at the meeting of the village council. In 2014, Mykola Kanaikin joined the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. His brothers-in-the-arms called him "Kobzar" because he loved the works of Taras Shevchenko. He died in Luhansk oblast on March 8.  

Poltava Oblast

Poltava said goodbye to 8 warriors who were killed in action Serhii Zamsha, Maksym Vlasenko, Volodymyr Aksionov, Yevhen Lozhkin, Oleksandr Chypenko, Serhii Kondyk, Kostiantyn Mandryk, and Dmytro Dihtiar were laid to rest. Eternal glory to the Heroes.

Ihor Levchenko from Poltava oblast was awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine. In June, during the battle with the occupants in Kharkiv oblast, he led the actions of a tank crew. The warrior constantly exerted fire on the enemy, even when the chassis of his tank was hit. Having opened the hatch, using an assault rifle, the junior sergeant forced the enemy infantry group to withdraw, after which he was able to bring the tank to an intermediate line and save the lives of the crew and the vehicle itself.

Due to power outages, the number of domestic fires in Poltava oblast has increased. Since the beginning of the heating season, there have been 179 fires in the residential sector of Poltava oblast. Most fires were caused by smoking, short circuits, and improper use of stove heating.

In Poltava oblast, starting from December 15, persons under the age of 14 are prohibited to be on the street, in public places unaccompanied by adults from 21:00 to 07:00. This decision was adopted by the Regional Defense Council. Law enforcement officers appealed the proposal to settle this issue. First of all, for the safety of children.

Western Oblasts

Rivne Oblast

Three cars for the military were purchased by RNPP employees. Almost half a million hryvnias was spent on cars. This is the money that nuclear workers paid in the amount of 3% of their salaries for October. The total amount for the month was 1 million 700 thousand UAH.  

Car and dumplings - for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, food - for the Lyman community. Velyka Omelyana territorial community keeps the volunteer front. More than 3 tons of humanitarian aid was collected in a very short time. Food, vegetables, and necessary things were sent to the Lyman community. The vehicle was purchased jointly with the volunteers of the NGO "Zhytets". The car was loaded with food and hygiene products.  

In Rivne, an exhibition of dot graphics by artist Olena Serhieeva was opened and a charity auction was held. The charity event raised 12 thousand hryvnias. The artist will transfer these funds to purchase drones for the military from Rivne, who are now fighting in the East.  


Today, wounded servicemen and Kamianets-Podilskyi residents in difficult life circumstances can receive financial assistance from the community budget. UAH 10 thousand - for servicemen, registered in the community, who were in captivity, and received wounds, contusions, and injuries. From UAH 1 thousand - for citizens, who are in difficult life situations or who are seriously ill. As of today, 42 servicemen have received such assistance of 420 thousand UAH and low-income people - of 843 thousand UAH.

Chernivtsi Oblast

Bukovyna paid last respects to a serviceman who perished in the war: Sergeant Vasyl Fedoriak was laid to rest on the Alley of Glory of the Chernivtsi Central Cemetery.

According to the Decree of the President of Ukraine, Sergeant Major Vasyl Hnachuk and Sergeant Leonid Kondratiuk were posthumously awarded the Order "For Courage" of the III degree.

Since the beginning of a full-scale invasion, more than 120 enterprises have been relocated to Chernivtsi oblast.

In Bukovyna, about 150 thousand people received financial assistance of USD 34 million from the UN.

Students of the Sokyriany community make trench candles. More than fifty such lighting sources were recently made in the Mykhalkiv Lyceum. This is not the first time children support our defenders: a batch of such candles has already been delivered to the soldiers by local volunteers. 


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