The two-hundred-sixty eighth (268) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The two-hundred-sixty eighth (268) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis arrived in Kyiv with a visit. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed with him the issue of urgent financial support for Ukraine until the end of this year and coordination of plans for 2023. Separately, the parties discussed the Fast Recovery Plan for housing and social infrastructure and the involvement of the European Commission in the launch of the Ukraine Recovery Fund. In particular, by working out a mechanism for the use of frozen russian assets in the EU.
Serhiy Mironov, a Kyiv resident who restored ancient doors in historic buildings of the capital, died in the battles for the Motherland.
The trainings on the basics of first aid for citizens were held at the metro stations. The program is designed to teach a person the basic skills of first aid in a short time. To assess the condition of the victim correctly, to provide assistance in case of massive bleeding, airway obstruction, circulatory arrest, thermal burns, etc.
In Kyiv, this Saturday, November 19, on the 4th floor of the Gulliver shopping center, the Safety Day from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine will be held. Three zones will work in the openspace space: mine safety, first aid, and children's psychologists.
The record blackouts were recorded in the capital today. The whole day in Kyiv there are emergency blackouts, the system was limited by almost 523 MW.
The decision on the installation of the Main Christmas tree will be made after consultation with the defense forces. And, if it is installed, it will be at the expense of patrons.
One of the missiles shot down over Kyiv on November 17 contained a nuclear warhead imitator. This may indicate that the stock of cruise missiles in russia is running out to a critical level.
Today sappers destroyed explosive objects in Buchansky raion.
In Borodianka 69 apartment buildings were damaged as a result of hostilities. The windows and roofs have already been installed in 42 of them or the restoration works have been completed in full.
The repairs are ongoing, in particular, on Kyivska Street, where the roof is being replaced.
The residents of Gostomel are invited to join the weaving of camouflage nets. Every day from 12:00 in the cultural and recreational complex of Gostomel everyone can join the weaving.
The residents of Zhytomyr said goodbye to the Heroes. Ivan Povtoreiko was mobilized to one of the mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the beginning of full-scale war. He was killed on November 13, defending the eastern borders of Ukraine from the racists. Rudiuk Volodymyr volunteered to defend Ukraine from the first days of the mass racist invasion. He fought as a senior combat medic, saved more than a dozen lives of his combat brothers-in-arms. He died in Donetsk oblast, during a combat engagement with the enemy. Dmytro Kolesnikov mobilized to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and defended Ukraine. He died defending one of the inhabited localties on the eastern borders of Ukraine.
The battalion of the Zhytomyr Air Assault Brigade received the award "For Courage and Bravery". On November 17, 2022, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi awarded the military units of the Air Assault Forces. In particular, the 13th separate air assault battalion named after the Hero of Ukraine Colonel Taras Seniuk of the Zhytomyr 95th Brigade received the award. On its Facebook page, the 95th Air Assault Brigade states: "This award confirms the state's recognition of the valor of our legendary unit, the sweat and blood shed by paratroopers and the sacrifice of the fallen Heroes."
The representatives of the regional center of children and youth creativity handed over to the servicemen of the 95th separate air assault brigade a generator purchased for the money raised during the charity fair "Wings of Protection" in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Zhytomyr resident, ATO veteran Oleksandr Shvetsov was wounded in 2014. In October, he walked almost 100 kilometers on a prosthesis to raise money for cars for the military.
Yesterday in Chernihiv oblast, the observers counted three explosions from mortars. In the afternoon russian troops shelled the Semenivka community.
Russian troops shelled the area of Leonivka village of the Semenivka community. As a result of the shelling, the power substation was damaged. Today we managed to reconnect 112 subscribers to the backup power lines. Another 530 subscribers - residents of the Semenivka community remain without electricity supply after the russian shelling on November 17. These are residents of five villages: Arkhipivka, Leonivka, Kosobobriv, Zelena Roshcha, and Serhiivske.
Yesterday, they said goodbye to soldier Serhiy Zhabinsky and senior soldier Anton Krasevych in Chernihiv oblast.
This week, the Defense Council of the Chernihiv oblast instructed regional military administrations and local authorities to turn on the lighting of pedestrian crossings and ensure the operation of traffic lights in the dark before the curfew. Currently, the number of accidents on the roads of the region in the dark has significantly increased. Especially many accidents occur in Chernihiv, Nizhyn and Pryluky between 16 and 20 hours. Therefore, the decision of the Defence Council will make the situation on the roads safer.
Vyacheslav Chaus, Head of Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, and Mykhailo Ilnytskyi, Chairman of the Board of JSC "Chernihivoblenergo", met with Chernihiv residents to discuss the schedules of power outages. The residents of different neighborhoods of Chernihiv came to Chernihiv Regional Power Company, because according to them, they are without electricity supply for up to 20 hours a day.
The russian troops made seven attacks on the border of Sumy oblast during the day. They used grenade launchers, mortars and artillery.
Also after 21.30, the russian military opened artillery fire on the border of the Znob-Novhorod community. There were 9 hits.
In Sumy oblast, the fire depot damaged by russians in March was restored. Currently, almost 60 window blocks have been replaced and about 3 thousand square meters of the roof have been repaired. More than UAH 5 million from the reserve fund of the State Budget was used.
The occupants struck at the critical infrastructure of the region during the day. The gas industry equipment was damaged in Izium raion. During the liquidation of the consequences 8 people were injured - workers and policemen, all of them are being treated as outpatients after medical examination and assistance.
In addition, the russian troops struck at inhabited localities located near the frontline: Kupiansk, Chuhuiv, Kharkiv and Izium raions.
In the village of Kamianka, Izium raion, a 60-year-old man was hit on an explosive device, and received an explosive injury. He was hospitalized.
Pyrotechnic units continue to eliminate mines, during the day they destroyed 219 explosive devices.
In the liberated territories of Kharkiv oblast, vaccination stations are resuming their work. It is again possible to get vaccinated against coronavirus in the liberated Izium, Balakliia, as well as in the Vovchansk and Pechenihy communities.
The night in Donetsk oblast passed with single attacks in different frontline areas, but without civilian casualties.
Vuhledar and Novoukrainka came under fire in the Volnovakha direction. Two houses were damaged in Vuhledar. In the Donetsk direction, there were random attacks on the outskirts of the Avdiivka and Maryinka communities.
In the Horlivka direction shelling was registered near Vasyukivka, Rozdolivka and Bakhmutske of Soledar community and on the outskirts of the Toretsk community. The consequences of the shelling are being clarified.
On November 17, russians killed 1 civilian in Donetsk oblast - in Bakhmut. Another 4 people were injured in the region.
Since February 24, russians have killed 1214 civilians in Donetsk oblast, wounded 2608 more. The number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha is currently unknown.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars, cannon and rocket artillery at the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Verkhnekamianske, Klishchiyivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Opytne, Mayorsk, New York, Soledar, Spirne, and Yakovlivka in Donetsk oblast
The Ministry of Internal Affairs service center No. 1443 resumed its work in Kramatorsk. This is the second service center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which starts to provide services in Donetsk oblast, as well as the 144th, which resumes its work in Ukraine during the full-scale invasion of russia. "There is a demand for services in Donetsk oblast, so we have to work. Thanks to the coordinated cooperation with the Kramatorsk Military Administration, we were able to repair the premises and restart the work of this service center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in a short time," said Oleksandr Karabyts, First Deputy Head of the Main Service Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, at the opening.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion
In the east of the Pokrovsk raion, there was chaotic shelling of the outskirts of the Avdiivka and Mariinka communities. This was reported by Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Oblast military administration.
The situation in the Pokrovsk community is under control.
Low-income residents of Pokrovsk and forced migrants can receive food packages from the World Food Organization.
The Myrnograd community of Pokrovsk raion received charitable assistance for the wards of the Territorial Center of Social Services from the International “Vidrodzhennia [Renaissance]” Foundation “NEY WAY”. These are grocery and hygiene kits.
The occupiers are going to completely demolish almost the entire old part of the Livoberezhny district, which is close to Azovstal.
In the summer, the occupiers announced 1,500 apartments for Mariupol residents by the end of the year in just one new quarter. This week we are already talking about a maximum of 600 for all new buildings. Where the other 900 were distributed is a mystery.
The new documentary film by the Mariupol resident Hennadiy Stambula tells about the horrors that Mariupol residents had to experience after the russian attack through interviews with residents. The film compares two occupations - the German occupation during the Second World War and the current russian one. A resident of the city, Elvira Borts, who survived the horrors of the Nazis, says that the blockade of the russians was much more terrible. Tetiana from Mariupol shares how she was able to survive despite the amputation.
The russians closed the entrances to Rubizhne from the directions of Kreminna and Varvarivka. Population movement is limited. In some settlements of the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk Oblast, the enemy intensified administrative and police measures.
At night, the russian invaders again attacked the settlements of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. As a result of shelling during the past day, 5 civilians died. Due to the impact of a missile, probably S-300, in one of the villages of Zaporizhzhya raion, the building of the cultural center and private houses nearby were damaged. The civil infrastructure of the Vasylivka raion, Orihiv and Gulyaipole communities was also destroyed.
In Vilniansk, around 4 p.m., emergency rescue work was completed on the ruins of a house hit by enemy rockets on the night of November 17. It is known about 10 dead, of which 3 are children.
Reports of russian military terror against the population of the occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast continue to arrive.
In the Kherson Oblast, the russian military shelled the settlements of Kachkarivka, Mykhailivka, Osokorivka, as well as Antonivka, Zelenivka, Mykolaivka, Kherson and Chornobayivka with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery. As a result of the attack on the city, one person died.
In the Kherson Oblast, the russian military forcibly “evacuated” residents of Novokiivka, Skadovsk raion. OC “Pivden [South]” informs about this.
The russian military is afraid of the artillery of the Defense Forces and is trying to move closer to Crimea.
In Nova Kakhovka, the russian military stole and took away all the medical equipment and ambulances. The russian military transports the stolen property to Genichesk, while the collaborators and the occupation authorities look for new places of deployment.
The defense forces destroyed two attack drones of the “Lancet” and “Zala” types with small arms in the Beryslav raion of the Kherson Oblast — OC “Pivden [South]”.
The story of a resident of the Kherson Oblast, who tells about how he was tortured during detention: “They start beating - from the waist to the feet. Throughout. Then the electrodes were connected to the genitals. Two months have already passed, I still can't leave”, says a man who was illegally detained and tortured in the Kherson detention center. The russian occupiers wanted to know about his son's service in the Armed Forces.
Due to the lack of light, the people of Kherson are forced to cook food on bonfires. Street kitchens in the first Tavriysky microdistrict in Kherson in every yard. At the entrance, people heat water for morning coffee and prepare lunches.
More than 500 tons of humanitarian goods - water, food products, medicines, generators, etc. - were delivered to the Kherson Oblast, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk said. According to her, the Red Cross Society of Ukraine, the International Organization for Migration, and the UN Refugee Agency are ready to help Kherson residents who survived the occupation with cash.
Ukrtelecom has started the restoration of its infrastructure in the Kherson Oblast. Specialists are working in a number of liberated settlements, repairing and restoring the networks that were destroyed by the russian occupiers. Currently, such works are already underway on 30% of the de-occupied territory of the Oblast.
The left bank of Kherson Oblast remains temporarily occupied by russian troops. How people live in Skadovsk and what mood prevails in the city in the video.
Today, the regional coordinator of “Active Community” spoke with elderly people in Skadovsk about their well-being and needs. The remains of the drugs were checked.
Yesterday, November 17, at 09:45, the enemy attacked with MLRS outside the settlement of the Kutsurub community. There were no damages or injuries.
In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
The terror of civilians continues. The occupiers of the russian federation are striking critical objects in various Oblasts of Ukraine in order to leave us without light and heat. Currently, many residents of private old buildings use stove heating. Therefore, they remind us about safety and rules when using it at home, namely: do not allow stoves to overheat. Make sure that there are no cracks in the walls of furnaces and chimneys. Clean the chimneys. Do not use flammable liquids to ignite furnaces. Do not dry or stack clothes, firewood, other combustible objects and materials on stoves. It is forbidden to use an open flame to light the room. It is safer and more efficient to use electric lights for this purpose.
The situation is tense in the Oblast. But people are united and active, volunteer.
At night, the enemy shelled Nikopol several times. In total, he fired more than 40 shells. In Nikopol, the russian occupation army damaged several high-rise and private buildings. Economic buildings and power lines were mutilated. Shells also hit the solar substation. And also - a garage cooperative. There was a fire. 6 garages, several cars, a motorcycle and a moped were beaten. One 20-year-old boy was injured in the shelling.
In Dnipro, as a result of yesterday's attack, more than 10 high-rise buildings, a school and a college in one of the raions were damaged. The contact network of the city electric transport is mutilated. In another raion of the city, a private enterprise was damaged. 3 buildings, 9 cars and 3 trailers were destroyed on its territory. Two residential buildings nearby were destroyed.
An air alert sounded in the Oblast.
The war with an insidious enemy takes the lives of defenders from Kirovohrad Oblast. The communities of the region report the death of our soldiers.
The community of Oleksandriya again received sad news about the loss of our compatriot - 28-year-old Dmytro Cherepenko. Since 2016, he served under contract in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and defended the Motherland in the fight against the invaders. As a result of artillery shelling on the front line in the Donetsk Oblast, Dmytro was seriously wounded. Unfortunately, on the 17th of November, our defender's heart stopped in a military hospital. The deceased is survived by his parents and a sister.
Another tragic news for the Company community of Kropyvnytsk raion has been confirmed. Shcherbina Anatoly, a resident of the village Dolynivka died in the war with the russian invaders. Yt also took part in an anti-terrorist operation. Together with his wife, he raised a daughter.
On the 12th of November, Liga Rostislav, a resident of Novy Starodub village of Oleksandriya district, died after receiving life-threatening injuries while performing a combat mission to protect the Motherland in Kherson Oblast.
The Onufryivka community of the Oleksandriya raion reported that defender, soldier, anti-aircraft gunner Dmytro Khomenko died on the 7th of November in the area of the settlement of Bilogorivka, Luhansk Oblast, while defending Ukrainian land from russian invaders.
Anatoliy Stoyan, the regional coordinator of the Active Community, worked in the city's humanitarian center, helping citizens receive food packages and warm things.
Defender Andrii Kalinichenko will say goodbye in Kremenchuk. Andriy Kalinichenko died on the 14th of November. He was a driver-electrician of the artillery division and was called up for military service on mobilization on the 27th of February.
Vyacheslav Pachenko from the city of Lubny died. From the first days of the full-scale invasion, he joined the ranks of the Armed Forces. His last birthday was on the 21st of February. Vyacheslav was only 42 years old. Died as a result of artillery shelling in Kharkiv Oblast on the 17th of June.
Two more soldiers from the Poltava Oblast died defending Ukraine. Andrii Kalinichenko was mobilized to the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the 27th of February. At the front, the man was an electric driver, he died on the 14th of November. Farewell to the soldier will take place tomorrow in Kremenchuk. Artem Medvedev from Poltava died in battle in Mykolaiv Oblast on the 18th of August. The 31-year-old soldier was a grenade launcher.
In Poltava, widows and mothers of fallen soldiers were given their posthumous awards. Dmytro Kaplin, Anatolii Dergai, Denyas Palia, Yuriy Khymych were posthumously awarded the Order "For Courage" of the 3rd degree by the decree of the President of Ukraine. Awards were presented to the relatives and friends of the Heroes.
The Regional Defense Council decided that starting on the 19th of November, curfew in the region will last from 11:00 p.m. to 05:00 a.m.
The use of festive illumination is prohibited in the territory of the Poltava Oblast. We are talking about garlands and other light decorations. This applies to commercial, communal and state facilities, streets, squares, parks, Christmas trees and private properties.
The Poltava city council plans to spend 90-120 million hryvnias of free remaining funds in the city budget on military bonds to support the army. These are securities issued by the state during martial law to support the economy of Ukraine and the Armed Forces.
In the ninth month of the full-scale war in Poltava, not a single street was renamed. The process was on hold for almost 2 months, but it was resumed today. One of the issues that was discussed is the renaming of Brest lane in honor of the battalion commander from the Kastus Kalynovsky regiment, Ivan Marchuk "Brest".
After the beginning of the full-scale war, Khmelnytsk was designated as a donor region for Kherson Oblast. Today, from the main square of the regional center, 8 units of large-sized transport and 4 more cars left for Kherson Oblast, carrying construction materials, drinking water, clothes, hygiene products, and food products. Entrepreneurs of the region, volunteers, heads of communities and Raion Military Administration, philanthropists joined the collection of aid. "We are in constant contact with the leadership of the Kherson Oblast and listen to their needs. The other day, the region formed and sent 9 wagons of food kits for the needs of the Kherson Oblast. Today we are sending another batch," said Serhiy Gamalii, head of the Oblast Military Administration.
Lunch for forced migrants and impoverished citizens is prepared at the "Hesed Besht" charitable foundation. Every Friday, about 40 portions of food are distributed in the premises of the foundation and delivered to homes.
In Khmelnytsky, online courses on learning the Ukrainian language have been launched once again. Anyone can join and deepen their knowledge of the state language. Participants have the opportunity to work wherever it is convenient for them with a phone or computer and access to the Internet. Yesterday, users from Poland, Germany, and Kazakhstan joined the first class. In total, 347 people have already registered. The organizer of the courses is the communal institution of the Khmelnytsk City Council "Center for Professional Development of Pedagogical Workers".
"Khmelnytskoblenergo" informed about the update of the order of application of queues and Schedule of hourly outages. "Given the critical state of the unified energy system of Ukraine, outages will occur around the clock and simultaneously in two shifts. They will last 4 hours, but may be longer.
A charity marathon of the "Brukivka" film festival was held in support of the Armed Forces. Two short novellas of 2022 about the fight against the occupiers in the temporarily occupied territories "Mavka" and "Palyanytsia" directed by Roman Sydorenko and written by "Channel 5" presenter Vitaly Kovach opened the screenings.
Yesterday,on the 17th of November, the Kozyatyn community of the Khmilnyk raion said goodbye to Fedoruk Serhiy, who died on the 14th of November, 2022 at the front. From the first days of the full-scale invasion, Serhiy defended the territory of Ukraine, and was in hot spots where fierce battles were fought.
Leonid Suprun, a resident of Kalinivka, Khmilnyk raion, handed over 500 kilograms of apples grown in his own orchard to the Ukrainian military
There were no air alarms during the day.
Sappers of the Rivne Oblast are demining Donbas. Rescuers of the Main Department of the Emergency Situations in Rivne Oblast continue to demine the de-occupied territory of Donetsk Oblast from russian munitions. Since September, sappers have examined more than 72 hectares of territory, where they have discovered and destroyed more than 900 munitions.
Today, several busses left, filled with grocery sets, potatoes, carrots, cabbage and other vegetables, as well as burzuykas (oven). This help was collected by the residents of the Klesiv community and the Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Rivne Oblast. Humanitarian aid goes to the city of Kherson itself, as well as to the villages of Chornobayivka, Antonivka, Posad-Pokrovsky and other liberated settlements.
Yesterday, the team of the all-Ukrainian initiative "Active Community" held a screening of the documentary theater play "Taste of Life" in the city of Rivne. Six stories of people who found refuge in Rivne after the 24th of February, as well as people who have been living in the city for a long time, how their lives and values have changed. According to the male and female listeners, each story permeated and touched their lives. Also, after hearing the stories, a resident of Mariupol, who currently lives in Rivne, shared her story.
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