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The one hundred eighty-first (181) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

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Northern regions

Kyiv

President of Poland Andrzej Duda came to Kyiv. He will take part in the second online summit of the Crimean Platform.

The "Flags of Ukraine" exhibition opened in the Museum of the History of Ukraine before Independence Day. 17 unique flags are presented at the exhibition.

The Kyiv Regional Military Administration discussed cooperation with the "MAINDI" Charitable Foundation in matters of psychological, social and professional adaptation of combatants. During the meeting, representatives of the foundation presented a number of training courses for the fastest possible return to the peaceful life of war veterans and participants in hostilities.

Yesterday, in the "Stereo Plaza" concert hall, the awarding of "Badges of Honor" to the volunteers of the volunteer construction battalion "Dobrobat" and the recognition of project partners took place.


Kyiv Oblast

On August 21st, the first meeting and strategic session of the new Irpin Youth Council under the mayor's office took place in the Irpin City Council. They plan to collect funds for our defenders and take care of lonely people and animals.


Zhytomyr Oblast

Volunteers of the "Zhytomyr Humanitarian Hub" charitable foundation sent about seven tons of medical drugs to Kharkiv, which they received from benefactors from Japan, the USA and Netherlands.

A patriotic bike ride of unity with state flags in Zhytomyr took place. More than 40 cyclists with Ukrainian flags rode through the streets of Zhytomyr.

Ukrainian defenders are fighting under the blue-yellow flag. They protect Ukraine at the cost of their own lives. Zhytomyr says goodbye to Heroes - Oliynyk Roman Vasyliovych and Mykhailo Vyacheslavovych Utkin.

The coordinator of the Ukrainian Initiative "Active Community" conducted consultations for internally displaced persons.


Chernihiv Oblast

On August 22nd, russian troops shelled the Semenivsk community in the Chernihiv region. In total, the enemy shelled the territory of the community four times with 120-mm mortars and barrel artillery. Border guards counted six and 22 explosions, respectively.


Sumy Oblast

Yesterday, around 06:00 p.m., the russians shelled the territory of the Seredino-Buda community with a mortar. A fire broke out near the sewage treatment plant near the city.

In Sumy Oblast, it was determined where the inmates of the Atyna psychoneurological boarding school, which was destroyed by russian shelling, will be transferred. A safe place was found for the boarding school in one of the villages of the Bilopol territorial community.

A man will be tried for treason in Sumy Oblast. From the first days of the war, he began to cooperate with a representative of the special service of the russian federation, in particular, he gave him information about the movement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as provided coordinates for shelling settlements in the Sumy region.


Eastern regions

Kharkiv Oblast

Today at around 6 a.m., the enemy shelled the Kyiv district of Kharkiv. A private house was hit.

Around 4:40 in the morning, a large-scale fire broke out in the building of an industrial enterprise in the Novobavarsky district. Around 6:30 a.m. the fire was contained. It was extinguished by 90 rescuers.

Also, around 6 a.m., the occupiers shelled the village of Korobochkine, Chuguyiv District. There was a fire.

Yesterday evening, the enemy attacked the village of Stara Hnylytsia in the Chuguyiv district with 3 rockets.

As a result of the shelling of populated areas of Chuguyiv and Izyum districts, civil enterprise buildings were damaged, several fires broke out outside the populated areas, forest strips and grass burned. 2 civilians were injured. A 71-year-old woman was injured in the Chuguyiv district, and a 58-year-old man was injured in the Izyum district.


Donetsk Oblast

During the past day, the occupiers attacked the cities of Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, Hirnyk, Slovyansk, Toretsk, Chasiv Yar, the villages of Kostiantynopil, Klishchiivka, Maksimilianivka, Zaitseve, Sokil.

On August 22nd, the russian army destroyed and damaged 28 civilian objects - 16 residential buildings, a grain warehouse, a coke-chemical plant, and garages.

In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Hryhorivka, Rozdolivka, Bilenkoy and Spirnyi.

In the Avdiyivsk direction, the enemy used tanks, barrel artillery, and multiple rocket launchers in the areas of Vodyanyi, Novobakhmutivka, Krasnohorivka, Opytny, and Nevelsky. Conducted an airstrike near Maryink and led an offensive near Krasnohorivka and Pervomaisky, but was unsuccessful.

Kostyantynivska School No. 17 is another educational institution attacked by the russians. This morning there were two raids on the school grounds - the building was seriously damaged.

On August 22nd, the russians killed 1 civilian from the Donetsk region — in Soledar. 7 more people were injured.

Since February 24th, the russians have killed 758 civilians of the Donetsk region, and wounded another 1,950.


Kramatorsk

The enemy struck Slovyansk, and a private house was destroyed there. There were no casualties.

In the afternoon of August 23rd, distant explosions were heard, but no casualties or destruction were reported.

The mayor congratulated the residents on Flag Day. Memories of the unveiling of the big flag in Jubilee Park have been published. Residents share their memories of last year's celebration.

The situation in the community remains alarming. Today, the city is in a state of "pause" - due to the increased danger, city transport, shops, restaurants, etc. are not working.


Pokrovsk and Pokrovsky district

The last day in the Pokrovsk community was relatively calm. There are no facts about the victims and the destruction for the past 24 hours.

Difficult harvest in Pokrovsky district. Agricultural firm "Druzhba" sums up the results of the harvest. The question arises: to whom to sell it and at what price.

How do residents of the Novogrodivska community of Pokrovsky district live under constant shelling and with disrupted logistics.

About 9% of the population remains in Avdiivka, the situation is extremely difficult. Vitaliy Barabash, head of the Avdiiv military-civilian administration, said that the number of shelling in the city is not decreasing. They are trying to evacuate people to Pokrovsk or to the central regions. 


Bakhmut

In the direction of Bakhmut, the occupiers carried out fire damage near Bakhmut, Mayorsk, Soledar, Zaytsevo, Shumy and Kodem. The enemy tried to conduct combat reconnaissance in the area of ​​Zaitseve settlement, as well as conduct assault operations near Soledar and Kodema, but was unsuccessful and retreated.

At 00:15 Bakhmut rescuers received a call about a fire that occurred as a result of the shelling of the city of Bakhmut. Upon arrival at the scene, it was established that 6 private garages were on fire. The fire has been extinguished. There are no dead or injured. 

In connection with possible provocations from the russian federation, security measures have been increased on the territory of the Bakhmut city territorial community for the period of the celebration of Flag Day and the Independence Day of Ukraine from August 23 to 25. The corresponding order was signed by the head of the Bakhmut city military administration, Oleksiy Reva. This document prohibits the activities of institutions, organizations, and enterprises of all forms of ownership and subordination, including in the field of trade, public catering and household services, branches of "Ukrposhta", bank branches and ATMs. The delivery of humanitarian aid by public, volunteer and charity organizations has been suspended in order to avoid crowding. There will be no evacuation flights. Residents of the community are advised to stay in shelters and not leave them without an urgent need until the termination of this order.

The AUI "Active Community" coordinator organized a simulation game for youth in Cherkasy.


Mariupol

In occupied Mariupol, the issue of proper exhumation of bodies from chaotic burial sites is still not closed. Stray dogs in search of food dig up the graves of unknown Mariupol people who died due to shelling in the Primorsk district.

Today, the russians blew up a boiler house in Mariupol. Instead of preparing the city for winter and building boiler houses, the occupiers are destroying even the remains of the old ones.


Luhansk Oblast

In the Luhansk oblast, the occupiers destroy men's documents in order to mobilize them. In Dovzhansk, Luhansk oblast, during the mobilization, the russian invaders destroy documents that testify to the postponement of conscription.


Southern Oblast

Mykolayiv Oblast

Yesterday, the enemy attacked the Mykolaiv Oblast with an air-based Kh-31 missile. Anti-aircraft defence forces shot down a missile aimed at the Koblevo region over the sea. There are no losses and destructions.

Yesterday, from 19:00 to midnight, the outskirts of the village of Novooleksandrivka of the Ingul community were shelled.

The shelling of the Shirokiv community continues. Yesterday, approximately from 12:00 to 13:00, the village of Chervona Dolyna came under fire. Four residential buildings were damaged.

Today, approximately at 01:00 and 03:00, there was shelling near the village of Shiroke. Around 05:30 there was shelling outside the villages of Polyana, Chervona Dolyna, and Shiroke.

Settlements of the Berezneguvat community, located on the demarcation line, remain under constant fire. At night at 02:08, the village of Berezneguvate was shelled. Due to the fall of ammunition and their fragments, the hay caught fire.


Odesa Oblast

The day in the community passed peacefully.

August 23 is National Flag Day in Ukraine. On the occasion of the holiday, Odesa was the first among all cities to raise a blue-yellow flag, which was placed at 6 a.m. during sunrise on the Vorontsovsky lighthouse - the city's landmark. The length of the flag was 18 meters. Also, the blue-yellow flag was raised on the highest flagpole in the city - in front of the building of the International Airport "Odesa" and near the building of the Odesa City Council on Duma Square.

Odesa Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov noted in his congratulatory speech that today the whole country has rallied around our most important symbol. The Mayor of Odesa also congratulated the people of Kharkiv on City Day. He noted that Kharkiv has been putting up heroic resistance since the first days of russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and now the whole world knows that Kharkiv is a heroic city, and you cannot take Kharkiv residents "neither with your bare hands nor with tons of deadly equipment."

People are united and active, volunteer, and take part in charity events. The situation in the community is tense due to the threat of rocket attacks.

The coordinator of AUI "Active Community" provided information to citizens about receiving psychological, social and humanitarian assistance.


Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

In the Kryvorizky raion, the enemy fired from "Hurricanes". A 45-year-old woman died there. Her 53-year-old husband was injured. A private house was damaged.

13 shells from barrel artillery flew at Marhanets. Two victims are women aged 61 and 63. They are in the hospital. In the city, 6 private houses, 2 farm buildings and a car were broken into. Damaged gas pipeline and water pipeline. In almost a month, more than 200 apartments and private houses were damaged in the city, and 14 were completely destroyed.

The aggressor shot at Nikopol from "Hrad" and fired 20 rockets. Also used three kamikaze drones. 2 private houses caught fire, and 2 more were damaged. The city's sports complex, a car, and 3 outbuildings were damaged. 5 summer holiday homes were destroyed. Traffic in the city was suspended on August 23 and 24 due to expected shelling by russian troops.

Enemy artillery also hit the Chervonogrigorivska community. There are 8 houses destroyed, 3 outbuildings, and a damaged car. The power supply is interrupted. About 1,000 people are without electricity.

In Dnipro, an enemy "Iskander" missile destroyed one private house, another 2 were damaged. There are broken cars.

Dnipro handed over two more Kazhan E620 attack drones to the military.

The Ukrainian military shot down three Russian reconnaissance drones.

The "Flag unites" action was held in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Schoolchildren handed over half a thousand blue and yellow flags to the military. The defenders took them to their comrades on the front line.


Kirovohrad Oblast

There was an air raid alarm in the community, there was a threat of a missile attack on Kropyvnytskyi. Currently, the situation in the communities is calm and under control.

Celebrations on the occasion of the Day of the Flag of Ukraine took place in Kropyvnytskyi. Representatives of the oblast, city and law enforcement agencies took part in them. During the event, an official ceremony was held to raise the largest State Flag of Ukraine in the oblast. During cultural events, the Huriv village community of the Kropyvnytskyi raion collected more than 17,000 hryvnias for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Oblast Center for Folk Art reported. The amateurs of the village of Bokivky supported their colleagues: during the charity concert, they collected 6.9 thousand hryvnias, which were also given to the soldiers.

On August 23rd, a solemn event was held in Oleksandria to celebrate the Day of the State Flag of Ukraine and the Day of Independence of Ukraine. The rally and the ceremony of raising the State Flag took place in the square near the monument to Taras Shevchenko. The event was attended by Oleksandriysk Mayor Serhii Kuzmenko, his deputies, the secretary of the city council, deputies, military personnel, representatives of the city council, budget institutions, and state structures, public organizations and city residents.

Another evacuation train with displaced persons from the Donetsk oblast arrived in Kropyvnytskyi on August 23rd. Among the arrivals, are mainly women, children, elderly people, sick people and people with reduced mobility. They were traditionally met by rescuers and psychologists of the Rescue Service of Kirovohrad Oblast. Next, Donetsk residents will be transported to places of long-term residence in an organized manner.

The coordinator of the AUI "Active Community" worked in a humanitarian centre for internally displaced persons (formed packages with grocery sets and hygiene items, disassembled clothes).


Poltava Oblast

This year, no large-scale events will take place in Poltava Oblast on August 23 and 24.

On the Day of the State Flag of Ukraine, the largest blue-yellow flag in Poltava Oblast was solemnly raised. The event was small-scale so as not to expose people to danger. The military, fighters of the voluntary formation of the territorial community "Legion", volunteers, representatives of business, medicine, culture, and education were present. Under the Ukrainian flag they performed the national anthem. A minute of silence was observed in memory of those who died in the fight for Ukraine.

Dmytro Lunin said that together with the head of the oblast council Oleksandr Bilenkyi, they handed over 1,600 pairs of tactical sneakers to the military. These are both women's and men's shoes, according to the applications received from the fighters. The sneakers are made by a local manufacturer. They are tested by fighters and improved according to their comments. Shoes were purchased with funds from the oblast budget. It is also planned to purchase winter clothes for 25 million hryvnias.

The official also reported that 10 Starlink satellite internet communication stations from Elon Musk's American company SpaceX were handed over to the fighters. Prior to that, the oblast had already received several dozen such systems from the Ministry of Digital Affairs, which had established systematic cooperation with SpaceX since the first days of the war.

Entrepreneur and opera singer Serhii Ivanchuk, and Major of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and acting the commander of the 36th separate brigade Serhiy Volynskyi "Volyn" from Poltava was included in the Forbes Ukraine "30 to 30" list. According to the magazine, they are among the 30 young people who will rebuild the country.

The team of AUI "Active Community" of Poltava joined the weaving of camouflage nets for the soldiers at the front. Today, this is a very important matter, so activists are asking to join the weaving or bring unwanted clothes. Information by phone: 050-557-11-78.


Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk Raion

Throughout the day, air alert signals sounded. The past day was relatively calm in the Khmilnyk community.

On the Day of the National Flag of Ukraine, a themed photo shoot for babies was traditionally organized in the maternity ward of the Kalinivka Central Raion Hospital of the Khmilnyk Raion. The photos were published by the Kalinivka City Council.

There is a little more than a week left until the start of the new school year. The readiness of Koziatyn schools and shelters is checked by a special commission. Each school has a different situation. So the other day Lyceum №2 was inspected by parents of first-graders invited to a meeting with teachers.

The coordinator of AUI "Active Community" of Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk Raion held an online information event dedicated to the Day of the Ukrainian Flag.

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