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31 Липня 2022
Тетяна Кавуненко

The one hundred fifty seventh (157) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

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About us: The "Active Community" initiative was launched by activists of the "Republika'' Institute after the Euromaidan (2014), which focused on the activation and involvement of Ukrainians in the decision-making process. The goal for 2025: to activate and involve at least 1% of citizens in making decisions and promoting reforms in Ukraine on a systematic basis for the well-being of Ukrainian communities. Today we work in 30 communities in Ukraine.

Ukraine briefly:

The one hundred fifty seventh (157) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

The combat, numerical composition and nature of actions of the enemy group remain without significant changes.

russian occupiers have not stopped air and missile attacks on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine.

The situation has not changed in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. On the latter, in the border areas, the engineering equipment of the positions and the conducting of aerial reconnaissance by UAVs are ongoing.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled the positions of our troops and civilian objects from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Svitlychne, Ruski Tyshky, Duvanka, Pischane, Verkhniy Saltiv, Korobochkyne, Lebyazhe, Petrivske, Nortsivka and Zalyman . Conducted an airstrike in the Mospanove area.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy launched artillery fire in the areas of Dolyna, Krasnopilla, and Mazanivka. The enemy tried to conduct an assault near Brazhkivka, but was unsuccessful and retreated.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on hitting military facilities and infrastructure elements, trying to create conditions for an offensive in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions in order to improve the tactical position.

Carries out systematic shelling of the positions of our troops along the contact line to constrain actions and prevent the transfer of reserves to other directions. The enemy's aviation group conducts systematic combat operations in order to support the actions of ground groups.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy launched artillery fire in the districts of Kramatorsk, Verkhnyokamyansk, Ivano-Daryivka, and Pereizne. Conducted an airstrike near Ivano-Daryivka.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired at our troops from all available firepower along the contact line in the areas of Berestove, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Kodema, Travneve, Zaitseve and New York settlements. Airstrikes near Yakovlivka and Zaitsevo. It led assault operations in the directions Pylypchatyne - Pokrovske and Dolomitne - Travneve, was unsuccessful, withdrew.

It tried to establish control over the settlement of Semyhirya by storming from three directions, it was partially successful, and he established himself on the outskirts of the settlement.

In the Avdiyivka direction, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops from tanks, barrel artillery, rocket salvo systems along the contact line and in the areas of Novobakhmutivka, Yasnobrodivka, Avdiivka, Nevelske, Pervomaiske and Krasnohorivka settlements. Made an airstrike near Avdiivka.

In order to improve the tactical position, russian enemy led assaults in the directions of Novoselyvka Druha - Krasnohorivka, Spartak - Avdiivka, it was unsuccessful, and withdrew. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the positions of our UAVs troops.

In the direction of Novopavlivka, shelling near Novosilka, Maryinka, Mykilske, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka and an airstrike near Maryinka were noted. The enemy carried out assaults in the direction of Yehorivka - Pavlivka, was unsuccessful and retreated.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities, but shelled the positions of our troops with the use of barrel artillery, MLRS and tank weapons in the areas of Zaliznychne, Novomykhailivka, Bilohirya, Novoandriivka settlements. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the position of our UAVs troops.

In the Southern Buh direction, the enemy conducted aerial reconnaissance, shelled the positions of our troops with barrel and jet artillery in the areas of settlements Trudolyubivka, Potemkine, Kam'yane, Karierne, Novohrihorivka, Velike Artakove, Lozove, Kobzartsi, Shyroke, Kyselivka, Zorya, Posad-Pokrovske, Stepova Dolyna, Tavriyske, Mykolaiv and Solonchaky.

It tried to create favorable conditions for the offensive in the direction of Bruskinske - Bilohirka. As a result of fire damage inflicted by our units, russian enemy refused to perform the task.

In the Black Sea and Azov sea zones, the enemy's naval group focuses its main efforts on blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea and damaging military facilities and infrastructure elements deep within the territory of Ukraine.

Two sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.


Northern oblasts

Kyiv

In Kyiv, on Sofiivska Square, an action was held by the families of the defenders of Azovstal. About a hundred people gathered there. The wives and relatives of the Ukrainian defenders asked the authorities to pay attention to what the russian occupiers are doing to the captured Ukrainian military personnel. Kateryna, the wife of the commander of the Azov Regiment, Denys Prokopenko, appealed to the entire civilized world to recognize russia as a sponsor of terrorism. 

The Kyiv City State Administration has developed a handbook for internally displaced persons. The 30 pages of the handbook contain answers to the questions most frequently asked by IDPs. In particular, the up-to-date information from the Cabinet of Ministers and the relevant ministries, city services and departments. The handbook is also available in online format at the following link.

The National Museum of the History of Ukraine is preparing an exhibition of posters by the Polish graphic artist Wojciech Korkuc and the Ukrainian artist Andriy Yermolenko, entitled "The Victory Day". Most of the posters were created after February 24, 2022, in response to the russian invasion and the heroic resistance of Ukraine. The exhibition will be held from August 4 to 31.


Kyiv Oblast

The air raid alert sounded in the morning.

Explosive items continue to be defused in the oblast. More than 57 thousand have already been neutralized. Over the past day, pyrotechnicians examined and neutralized explosive items in 14 settlements.

In Borodianka, the reconstruction of apartment buildings damaged during the hostilities continues. For this purpose, the funds have been channeled from the reserve fund of the state budget.


Zhytomyr Oblast

In the Novohrad-Volynskyi community in the Zhytomyr Oblast, they plan to open a rental office for household appliances and utensils for IDPs. Items will be provided free of charge.

On the evening of July 29, in a forest belt near Irshansk, parts of a missile were found that had fallen there as a result of earlier shelling by the enemy troops.

The Zhytomyr Oblast lost another defender at the front. As reported in the Radomyshl City Council, the Krasnobirka Eldership District will say goodbye to the Hero - Yuriy Prysiazhniuk, who was killed while defending Ukraine.

The coordinator of the AUI "Active Community" conducted an art therapy session for children of internally displaced persons on the topic: "Fine motor skills of hands. Explore the world."


Chernihiv Oblast

In the afternoon of July 29 and in the morning of July 30, the russians shelled the territory of the Semenivka community. Border guards recorded more than fifty explosions of mortar bombs and artillery shells fired from Lomakovka (bryansk region of the russian federation) and Maritsa (kursk region of the russian federation).

Yesterday, on July 29, in the Chernihiv Oblast, four servicemen - soldier Ihor Huz, soldier Andriy Blyzniuk, senior soldier Roman Khnipel, and soldier Valentyn Levchenko - were escorted on their final journey. In Pryluky, they said goodbye to the machine gunner of the 54th detached mechanized brigade, Vadym Makuha. He died on July 27 after receiving multiple shrapnel wounds in the Bakhmut Raion of the Donetsk Oblast.

Every day, up to 40 volunteers from all over Ukraine restore houses on Druzhba Street in the village of Yahidne. Thus, 54 families from Yahidne now have new roofs, windows and entrance doors in their own homes. The housing was destroyed due to hostilities in the territory of the Ivanivka community. It took a month and a half for volunteers from the Dobrobat volunteer construction battalion to restore houses on Druzhba Street. Now residents can plan further repairs to their own homes.

The exhibition "Racism = fascism. Chernihiv 1941–2022" was opened in the Chernihiv Oblast Historical Museum. It displays such items as the ejection seat from the plane of Aleksandr Krasnoyartsev (pilot who had the task of bombing Chernihiv, but was shot down and surrendered to the local territorial defense units), the remains of weapons, and the uniform of the russian occupiers.


Sumy Oblast

Over the past day, the russians fired mortars at the outskirts of the village of Zhuravka, the Khotyn community of the Sumy Oblast. A total of 21 shots were fired. There were no casualties or infrastructure damage. The Khotyn community was shelled from the russian settlement of Nikolayevo-Daryno with the use of 82-mm mortars.

Yesterday, in the Velykopysarivka community in the Okhtyrka Raion, civilians twice suffered as a result of explosions of landmines. In the first case, 11 mines detonated when a truck ran over them. The driver died on the spot. Two people were injured: a passenger and the driver of a car that was driving in the opposite lane of the road at the time of the explosion. In the second case, the harvester went to the field to harvest crops. Two farmers were injured. The equipment is broken. 

The Mykolaivka community of the Sumy Oblast was added to the list of territories where hostilities continue. In total, this list now includes 21 border communities of the Sumy Oblast. The updated list was published on the website of the Ministry of Reintegration and Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.

In Sumy, they said goodbye to the fallen defender of Ukraine, Pavlo Ruchka. He was killed on July 24 as a result of enemy shelling.

In Okhtyrka, children together with their parents make souvenirs and sell them to raise money for drones for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Within three days, they managed to sell the handicrafts for more than 17 thousand hryvnias.


Eastern oblasts

Kharkiv Oblast

On the night of July 30, the russian federation shelled the territory of a plant specializing in the production and modernization of heavy and light armored vehicles. There are no victims. Fragments of a missile, probably of the S-300 missile complex, were found at the scene.

The Ukrainian military once again repelled the assault of the russians in the Brazhkivka area of the Izium Raion. They also forced the invaders to move away from Dmytrivka, Donetsk Oblast, in the direction of Sloviansk.

During the last day, a 50-year-old woman was wounded in Tsyrkuny, Kharkiv Oblast, as a result of shelling by the russian army.

The head of the central city hospital in Kupiansk, who was also a deputy of the city council, was charged in absentia by the Security Service of Ukraine with cooperation with the occupiers. From the first days of the occupation of the Kupiansk Raion, the man helped the russians in matters of medical provision and treatment of russian servicemen.

Of the 706 libraries in the Kharkiv Oblast, about 10 libraries were destroyed as a result of the war, and 215 are under the conditions of occupation.


Donetsk Oblast

The russians continue to shell and bomb the Donetsk Oblast cities.

This morning, the enemy launched an airstrike on the village of Krasnohorivka in the Ocheretyne community. No casualties.

Artillery shelling of the town of Krasnohorivka continues in the Marinka community — two houses caught fire.

In the morning, the russians hit Sloviansk: the bus station building and neighboring non-residential buildings were damaged.

In Siversk, the Center for the provision of social services was damaged by a direct hit; no one was injured.

In the Sloviansk sector, the enemy fired from tube and rocket artillery, and tanks near Asiivka, Protopopivka, Husarivka, Hrushuvakha, Karnaukhivka, Dolyna, and Adamivka. The russians conducted assault operations in the areas of Brazhivka and Dmytrivka, had no success and withdrew.

In the Kramatorsk sector, shelling was recorded near Kramatorsk, Siversk, Spirne, and other settlements. Airstrikes were carried out near Serebrianka and Spirne. The enemy continued to conduct aerial reconnaissance using UAVs.

In the Avdiivka sector, the occupiers shelled the areas of Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Opytne, Vodiane, Pisky, and Krasnohorivka with tanks, tube and rocket artillery. Airstrikes were carried out near Selydove, Avdiivka and Pervomaiske. The enemy conducted assault operations in the areas of Pisky and Avdiivka, but had no success. Hostilities continue near Krasnohorivka. 

On July 29, the russians killed 6 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast: 2 in Kramatorsk, 1 in Vodiane, 1 in Kurdiumivka, 1 in Pervomaiske, and 1 in Kermenchyk. Another 15 people were wounded. 

Since February 24, the russians have killed 662 civilians of the Donetsk Oblast, and wounded another 1,711.


Kramatorsk

In the neighbouring city of Sloviansk, the russians shelled the bus station. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

The armed forces of Ukraine give a decent rebuff to the enemy who is trying to advance in the direction of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.

From today, the cleaning of the adjacent territory of the houses, which were damaged as a result of shelling in April-July, began.

The situation remains alarming. Evacuation of local residents continues. The system is changing a bit. It is proposed to send people to places prepared for living in other oblasts.

The regional coordinator continues to deal with humanitarian aid. Today, humanitarian aid was received from the Lviv Educational Platform, which will be distributed among the residents of the community.


Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion

The last day in Pokrovsk was relatively calm. No facts were recorded regarding the victims and destruction.

Not only to collect but also to sow again: how farmers work in the front-line fields:


The police of the Donetsk oblast started an operation to save children: they offer evacuation and housing.

Conservation, evacuation and felling: how will the residents of the Pokrovsk community spend the winter? The city mayor, his deputies and the city council secretary discussed this issue with the elders.



Bakhmut

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy shelled military and civilian infrastructure in Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Kodema, Semihirya, Travneve, Zaytseve, Kostyantynivka, and New York. The enemy launched an air strike near Soledar. He led assaults in the areas of Vershyn and Travnevo, without success. Fighting continues near Semihirya, Zaytsevo and Vershyn.

Three people died as a result of yesterday's shelling of Bakhmut. The russians launched an airstrike on the city and shelled it 4 times with "Hurricane" salvo rocket systems.


Luhansk Oblast

Yesterday, on July 29th, the Ukrainian military destroyed a reconnaissance group of russian occupiers near Verkhnokamyanskyi. Throughout July, the occupiers are only trying to storm the Donetsk oblast from the occupied territories of the Luhansk oblast. One such attempt was stopped yesterday near Verkhnokamyanskyi. Our fighters discovered the reconnaissance group in a timely manner, inflicted fire damage on it and forced the enemy to retreat.

Also, the Ukrainian military repelled five more attacks by the occupiers in the area of ​​settlements on the border of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. During the past day, the russian occupying forces fired seven rockets at these settlements, and also fired tanks and mortars from the artillery.

The head of the Luhansk regional military administration, Serhii Gaidai, said that the bodies of the dead have not been removed from the temporarily occupied cities of the Luhansk oblast for a long time. According to the head of the oblast, even russian doctors who come to the recently occupied cities work there in protective suits, and the occupiers are taking new equipment to Luhansk from the reception departments of hospitals that were rebuilt and equipped last year. 


Southern Oblasts

Kherson Oblast

Over the past day, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson oblast destroyed almost three dozen russian military equipment and two ammunition depots in the Berislavsky and Kherson raions.

In Henichesk, armed russian soldiers detained and took to the Simferopol pre-trial detention centre the captain of the 1st rank, the former commander of the Ukrainian ship "Slavutich" Oleksiy Kiselyov. In recent years, he lived and engaged in social activities in this city.

Maksym Ovchar from Kherson, an endocrinologist at the Kherson Oblast Hospital, met the war in Kherson and worked in the hospital as long as he could, rescuing the sick during the 4 months of occupation. Now that he has left due to the pressure of the russian occupiers, he plans to join the ranks of the Armed Forces as a therapist in the brigade medical center.


Mykolayiv Oblast

The number of dead who came under fire at a public transport stop in Mykolaiv yesterday, July 29, has increased. Two more men died in the hospital. To date, seven dead and 14 wounded are known.

The Security Service of Ukraine detained a man in the oblast. He is suspected of passing on information to the russian special services, which could probably be used for missile strikes on the Mykolayiv oblats.

Over the past day, July 29, three fires broke out in the Mykolayiv oblast due to shelling by the russian army. The fire broke out in the house and in the open area. Due to the fall of ammunition and their fragments, two fires of dry grass, bushes and harvest residues occurred in the open territories of Kutsurubska and Halytsynivska communities of the Mykolaiv oblast. The area of ​​the fire was 4.5 hectares. The fire was extinguished.


Central Oblast

Kirovohrad Oblast

There was an air alert, there was a threat of a missile attack on Kropyvnytskyi.

Currently, the situation in the communities is calm and under control.

The head of the Kirovohrad Oblast military administration, Andriy Raikovych, thanked the talented, patriotic countrymen and noted that, despite enemy shelling, the Kirovohrad oblast managed to celebrate Ukrainian Statehood Day with dignity. The creative Ukrainian soul will not be overshadowed by the smoke from enemy explosions. A little time - and creative photos increase. 

Residents of Kropyvnytskyi made a "nest" for storks that escaped from rocket attacks. The townspeople, having noticed the futile attempts of the "exiles" to find housing on their own, decided to help them. Welded from metal and fixed the frame for the future nest.

Two female students of the Novopraskie Lyceum No. 1 of the Oleksandriysk district became prize winners of the Taras Shevchenko International Language and Literary Competition.

The coordinator of the AUI "Active Community" took part in weaving camouflage nets.


Poltava Oblast

A "Trak" fighter from Poltava is fighting in one of the units of the "Azov" SSO. He talked about his service, his life in the forests and his dreams after the victory..

For the relocation of the food fair in Poltava, a new place is being prepared on the street. Kyivske Shose, 70.

An illegal migrant from Armenia was found in Poltava Oblast, who has been illegally staying in Ukraine for more than 2 years.

This year, 139 people in the Poltava oblast were diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C for the first time in their lives. The oblast is the leader in the prevalence of the disease. The incidence rate is three times higher than the average for Ukraine.

Poltava branch of AUI "Active Community" today held the Ukrainian Speaking Club "Ukrainian Above All!" for women of internally displaced persons and women of local communities who wish to learn or improve their Ukrainian. The event was held online. The event was also attended by russian-speaking Ukrainian women who went abroad in search of temporary protection for their families.


Vinnytsia Oblast

Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk Raion

During the day, air raid signals sounded.

The last day was relatively calm in the Khmilnyk Raion.

The public action "Prevent. Save. Help" took place. It was organized to teach children the basics of life safety.

On the occasion of the celebration of the Day of Ukrainian Statehood, a solemn event and a puppet show were held in the cultural centre in the village of Samhorodok of the Kozyatyn community of the Khmilnyk Raion.


Western Oblasts

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

The situation in the region is stable and controlled. 

As of July, 145,814 people have been relocated to Prykarpattia since February 24, of which 140,262 people received certificates of registration as internally displaced persons. Most of the displaced people currently live in the Ivano-Frankivsk Raion. 

During a coordination meeting with international sponsors and humanitarian organizations, the deputy head of the regional state administration, Lyudmila Sirko, noted that recurrence of evacuation of people from the active combat zone is predicted in the fall, which will be associated with the lack of accommodation facilities there in the winter. Therefore, due to such circumstances, the participants of the meeting focused on the issues of arranging shelters. The meeting also discussed coordination of the work of representatives of organizations, exchange of information, cooperation between funders in work on the same object.

Yesterday, the regional coordinator of the All-Ukrainian Initiative "Active Community" held art therapy for young people in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk.


Rivne Oblast

The overall situation is relatively calm, as of 2:30 p.m. there was one air-raid alarm.

The military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine patrol the border with belarus. Representatives of the territorial defense patrol and keep watch at checkpoints.

Employers of the Rivne region received compensation for the employment of 324 internally displaced citizens. Funds in the amount of more than 1.5 million hryvnias were received by 170 employers of the Oblast. 

Head of Rivne Oblast Military Administration Vitaly Koval and his deputies met with representatives of the International Federation of the Red Cross of Ukraine. During the meeting, the issues of preparing the places of residence of internally displaced citizens for the winter period, providing alternative places of residence for displaced persons living in educational institutions of the region were discussed. 


 Khmelnytskyi Oblast

The fighters of five paramilitary troops of the Khmelnytskyi hromada worked out the tactics of warfare in the field. The instructors of the newly created educational and training center shared their experience with the volunteer fighters. According to the results of the competition, which took place in two stages, the best fighters were determined. They received awards and cash prizes.

The other day, the head of the regional military administration, Serhii Gamalii, handed over the keys to two Nissan Navara off-road vehicles to servicemen. The Oblast Military Administration continues to cooperate with benefactors to provide units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with transport vehicles.

Khmelnytskyi residents and guests of the city were told about the milestones of the Ukrainian state-building today in the park named after Taras Shevchenko. As part of the "Path through the Ages" historical journey, a journal of the evolution of state and national symbols was presented. There were also interactive games and quizzes, photo and poster exhibitions. And during the "free microphone", everyone was able to read the poems of Ukrainian classics.


Kamianets-Podilskyi

The text of the Joint Statement on the mass killing of Ukrainian prisoners of war on July 29, 2022 in the urban-type village of Olenivka in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region was posted on the city council's website. After all, this event causes the most emotions in people. People are shocked by yet another rashist atrocities.

Over the past two days, Kamianets sheltered another 25 people who were forced to leave their hometowns due to enemy shelling. These are mainly Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kharkiv regions.

Yesterday, a charity fair took place on the territory of ArtShovysh (Polsky Rynok Square, 2), where craftsmen from Podillia and beyond were united. Clothing, jewelry, paintings, interior items, wood, clay, plaster and wax, board games and a console. Admission is 50 hryvnias - part of the funds will be donated to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The agricultural producers of the community have actually finished harvesting rapeseed on an area of ​​853.5 hectares, threshed 2,632.8 tons. 8 hectares of winter barley were completely harvested, 52 tons were threshed. Farms have started harvesting winter wheat (329.6 hectares), 762 tons have already been threshed.


Chernivtsi Oblast

In the morning in the Chernivtsi Oblast, an air warning signal was sounded, currently the situation is calm and under control.

The head of the regional military administration, Ruslan Zaparanyuk, noted that currently 382 secondary and preschool education institutions of the Chernivtsi district have been inspected for the presence of shelters. Of them, 141 are ready for operation, and 232 need to be completed.

The Mamalygiv community actively supplies the Armed Forces of Ukraine with vehicles. So far, the community has handed over 15 cars to Ukrainian defenders, and Mamalyga volunteers will hand over another one in a few days.

Tetyana Anishchenko, a psychologist from Chernivtsi, has been rehabilitating military personnel since 2016. Previously, she worked only with veterans, later she organized group psychotherapy for the wives of military personnel, and since the beginning of the full-scale war, she also helps with active military personnel.


Zakarpattia Oblast

Artists held a charity fair in the center of Uzhhorod. The event was held by the regional organizational and methodological center of culture. The event was timed to the Day of Ukrainian Statehood - it was possible to collect 4,200 hryvnias. The funds will be transferred to support Ukrainian soldiers.


Instead of the "Uzhgorod regatta" - in a striped one on bicycles: the traditional Big City Ride took place in Uzhgorod. Everyone also participated in charity - fundraising for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Contributions were made literally from 1 hryvnia to a thousand, even while registration was still ongoing, more than 10 thousand hryvnias were collected.

The export of grain crops through Transcarpathia, compared to last year, increased 75 times. 







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