The one hundred twenty third (123) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
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The one hundred twenty third (123) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, on the territory of the republic of belarus, the preparation of sabotage and reconnaissance groups by separate units of the armed forces of the russian federation for their further actions on the territory of Ukraine is noted.
In the Siversky direction, in order to demonstrate the presence and restraint of the Defense Forces, the enemy holds separate units of the Western Military District in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. It fired on civilian and military infrastructure near Khrinivka and Yanzhulivka.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery of various calibers at the settlements of Ruski Tyshky, Chepil, Chuhuiv, Zolochiv, and Mospanovo. It struck air strikes near Yavirske, Dementievka and Zamulivka. It tried to improve the tactical situation in the area of the Dementiyivka settlement by assault, but was unsuccessful.
The districts of Nova Dmytrivka, Dibrivne, Virnopillya, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dolyna and Ridne were shelled in the Slovyansky direction. Our soldiers successfully repulsed enemy assaults in the areas of Dolyna, Kurulka and Mazanivka.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of artillery, tries to block the city of Lysychansk from the southern direction. It fired on civilian and military infrastructure in the Lysychansk, Verkhnokamyanka and Loskutivka districts. It struck an air strike near Vovchoyarivka. To support the offensive, the enemy strengthened the artillery group.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the occupiers did not fight actively, fired artillery at the area of the settlement of Mayaki.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired mortars, barrel and jet artillery at our positions near Mykolayivka, Berestove, Pokrovske, Kodema, and New York.
Ukrainian soldiers inflicted heavy losses on the enemy near the village of Pavlivka. After an unsuccessful assault, the occupiers withdrew.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops with barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Vodiane, Pisky, Marinka, Prechistivka, Huliaipilske and Bilohirya. It fired missile and artillery strikes at the civilian infrastructure of settlements in the rear areas of the defense forces.
In the South Buh area, the occupiers fired on civilian infrastructure from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Osokorivka, Trudolyubivka, Dobryanka, Hannivka, Zorya, Blagodatne and Luch. It struck missile strikes on the infrastructure of the city of Mykolayiv.
With the support of army aircraft, the enemy tried to regain control of the settlement of Potemkin, was unsuccessful, withdrew.
The blockade of the north-western part of the Black Sea continues.
In the temporarily occupied territories, the occupation authorities continue to carry out so-called "filtration" measures against local residents. Counterintelligence measures have been intensified at checkpoints.
Ukraine's defense forces inflict losses on the enemy in all directions. Therefore, the invaders are trying in any way to avoid hostilities. Due to the refusal to return to the territory of Ukraine a significant part of the occupiers, who were taken away to restore combat capability, the command of some units banned any leave for personnel.
On the morning of June 26, the russians launched a rocket attack on Kyiv from Tu-95 and Tu-160 planes with X101 missiles, which can fly a distance of up to 5.5 thousand kilometers. At least 6 explosions were heard. The occupiers hit a nine-storey residential building in the Shevchenkivskyi Raion. A fire broke out on a total area of 300 square meters. Search and rescue operations are underway. There are people under the rubble. Some residents were evacuated, two victims were hospitalized.
Another rocket hit a kindergarten.
In the morning, air defense forces shot down a russian missile in Kyiv Oblast. The remains fell on the outskirts of one of the villages of the district. There are no destructions or injuries, said the head of the Kyiv Oblast Military Administration Kuleb.
Over the past 24hrs, 324 explosive devices were neutralized in Kyiv Oblast.
There were two air alarms. One of them lasted more than two hours.
The head of the Zhytomyr Oblast Military Administration said that a total of about 30 missiles had been launched by belarus from the region's infrastructure, a dozen of which were shot down by the Ukrainian air defense.
The Security Service of Ukraine is conducting a pre-trial investigation into the case of a collaborator from Berdychiv. On social networks, the woman thanked the "Kadyrovites" and accused the Armed Forces of Ukraine of shelling the homes of civilians.
Russian troops fired on the border settlements of Chernihiv region. At around 5 am, 8 explosions were recorded near the village of Hirsk. Also about 10 explosions sounded in one of settlements of the Novgorod-Siversky area.
As a result of the shelling, one of the agricultural enterprises of the Semenivka community was damaged. There was a fire, as a result of which agricultural machinery was damaged.
The first open training session since it was bombed by russian planes was held at the Gagarin Stadium in Chernihiv. Here they trained bobsleigh and skeleton for Chernihiv children.
In the morning, the enemy opened mortar fire on the Shalygin community. 14 explosions were recorded. The russians also fired mortars at the Yunakiv community. 10 explosions were heard. Senior Sergeant Mykola Halytsky from the Vorozhbyansky community in the Sumy Oblast was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage of the Third Degree on March 17. His parents received his award. The International Committee of the Red Cross is going to organize the work of mobile medical teams in Sumy Oblast. This is one of the support programs planned for the Oblast.
The occupiers continue the chaotic shelling of the Kharkiv Oblast, terrorizing the civilian population.
At night, the occupiers again fired on residential areas of Kharkiv, including Nemyshlyany and Kholodnohirsk Raion, and exclusively on civilian infrastructure. As a result of the night strikes, houses and a medical facility were destroyed, as well as fires and several meters of missile funnels. The enemy fires from multiple rocket launchers, launching missile strikes on residential areas and civilian objects.
At about 11 p.m., a russian missile hit a two-story building in the Kholodnohirsky Raion of Kharkiv, and two Kharkiv residents were hospitalized with explosive injuries.
After 00 o'clock in the Nemyshlyansky area occupiers fired at medical institution. Damaged roof, technical floor, operating room on the 7th floor and the floor of the 6th floor in the X-ray room. No one was injured.
The occupiers fired on Kharkiv, Izium, Bohodukhiv, and Chuhuiv Raions in the Oblast.
Dwelling houses were damaged, outbuildings, garages and cars were on fire.
In total, for the past 24hrs, as a result of russian aggression, 7 people were injured in the region and hospitalized in medical institutions: Kharkiv - 3 people, Izium district - 4 people. A 79-year-old woman died in Bohodukhiv Raion.
The Izium direction remains the hottest in the region. The enemy is trying to hold the previously occupied positions. Our Armed Forces daily minus the personnel and equipment of the occupiers.
As of June 25, russian aggression destroyed 4,019 residential buildings in the Kharkiv Oblast, 97 medical facilities, 427 educational institutions, 62 cultural institutions, and 12 industrial enterprises.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy's main efforts are focused on the Lysychansk direction and attempts to encircle units of the Defense Forces in the Lysychansk area. Vorhog fired near Vovchoyarivka, Loskutivka, Bila Hora, Verkhnokamyanka, Vyimka, Verkhnokamyansky, and Zolotarivka. Inflicted an air strike by a pair of Su-25s near the village of Bila Gora.
The enemy did not take active action in the Kramatorsk direction. He carried out fire damage from artillery in the areas of Mayaki, Pyskunivka, and Siversk.
In the Avdiivsky, Kurakhivsky, and Novopavlovsky directions, it conducts hostilities and carries out systematic fire action in order to restrain Ukrainian troops and prevent them from being transferred to threatening directions.
He carried out shelling from tanks and artillery in the areas of the settlements of Keramik, Krasnohorivka, Severny, Vodiane, Opytne, Umanske, Tonenke, Karlivka, Novomykhailivka, Maryinka, Paraskoviivka, Pavlivka, Shevchenko, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Novochivka.
Since the beginning of the russian invasion of Ukraine, 534 civilians have been killed and 1,368 wounded in shelling and bombing in the Donetsk Oblast.
The sounds of explosions were heard in the community. According to reports, it came under fire from neighboring cities - Slovyansk and Konstantinovka.
No destruction or casualties were reported in Kramatorsk.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine and the local Territorial Defense units are preparing to meet the enemy.
The city authorities inform the citizens about the state of emergency repairs on the electricity and water supply networks. The situation is becoming more alarming, as powerful explosions can be heard in the distance.
The AUI Active Community team organized and held a traditional Sunday event for children. The kid did alterations, coloring, watching a cartoon
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk Raion
The city of Kurakhove came under missile strikes. On Sunday morning, the occupiers also attacked Avdiivka with missiles.
The Ukrainian defenders successfully repulsed all enemy offensive and assault actions in the direction of Mariinka. The occupiers were forced to withdraw.
Representatives of the local Territirial Defense unit patrolled the Pokrovsk community.
The past day in the Pokrovsk community was relatively calm. There were no reports of casualties or damage as a result of shelling.
Mezhivka community offers relocation for agricultural enterprises in eastern, southern and northern Ukraine.
Last day the enemy fired missiles at Kurakhove, Kostiantynivka and Avdiivka.
On June 25, the russians killed three civilians in Donetsk: in Bakhmut, New York and Pervomaisky. 2 more people were injured.
Lysychansk suffers from air strikes. The russians established themselves in Severodonetsk, Syrotyn, Voronovo and Borivske.
After the capture of Severodonetsk, the enemy army concentrated all its forces on the capture of Lysychansk. Air strikes were inflicted on the city, as well as in the area of Bila Gora. There are many destructions - Lysychansk is almost unrecognizable. The TV tower lies on the ground. The road bridge was seriously damaged. There are shells hitting houses, the building of the Security Service of Ukraine, etc. A man's body without signs of life was found on the territory of a multidisciplinary hospital. He received numerous mine injuries.
Finally, the russians fired at "Azot" plant and the SES test site in Severodonetsk, opened fire on the villages of Pavlograd and Synetsky, and checked the strength of the already destroyed and shelled bridges to Lysychansk.
Vovchoyarivka, Loskutivka, Verkhnokamianka and Zolotarivka were also destroyed by the russian invasion.
Leaving the temporarily occupied Severodonetsk is now possible only through the temporarily occupied territories. The russians are establishing their own order in the city, appointing a "commandant," and filming propaganda stories with people coming out of "Azot" shelters. The city is 90% destroyed, it will be extremely difficult to survive there. The occupiers will not be able to restore communications.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy is fighting and carrying out systematic fire in order to restrain Ukrainian troops. Russian military also fire on civilian infrastructure. In particular, shelling from russian tanks and artillery was recorded in the area of the settlements of Zelene Pole, Novopil, Malynivka, etc. Constantly suffer from enemy fire Polohy, Huliaipole and Huliaipilske. There were hits in the village of Primorske. The threat of artillery shelling has been repeatedly announced in the Orikhiv community. The air alarms in the oblast are heard often and for a long time.
In Energodar, the russian occupiers completely cut off Ukrainian mobile communications. The russian soldiers is also trying to strengthen its position by setting up trenches near nuclear power plants. They built fortifications near the Zaporizhzhia NPP, and multiple rocket launchers were spotted near the village of Michurin.
In Berdyansk, the occupiers began loading grain - for this purpose a large dry cargo ship entered the occupied port.
The russians are hindering the free movement of locals from the occupied territories to the territory controlled by Ukraine. At some checkpoints, the occupiers allow passing by paying a bribe. Locals also report that russians are threatening to deprive those who refuse to enroll their children in "russified" schools and kindergartens of their parental rights.
Patriotic murals continue to appear in Zaporizhia. This time, in agreement with the local authorities, a stylized inscription "Armed Forces of Ukraine" was painted on the wall of the building. It has been more than two weeks since municipal centers for humanitarian aid to internally displaced persons and vulnerable populations were suspended in Zaporizhzhia. Currently, this function is performed by charitable organizations and volunteer centers. Local authorities ensure the operation of the reception and registration center, where evacuees arrive from the occupied territories.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war, Zaporizhzhia has received 154,151 internally displaced persons, 41,131 of them are children. Last week, 7,878 citizens were evacuated to the city, including 1,819 children.
During the day on June 25, five people were injured in Mykolayiv Oblast. There are no children among the victims. One fire broke out in the oblast due to shelling by russian troops.
In the Mykolayiv Oblast on June 25 pyrotechnics withdrew 48 explosive objects. A total of 2,806 munitions have been seized since the beginning of the russian aggression.
On the morning of June 26, the russian military launched a missile that flew critically low over the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant.
An enemy missile was shot down over Odessa. The air defense worked.
The danger of enemy missile fire remains.
The servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue training. Representatives of the local Territorial Defense unit equip fortifications to defend the oblast.
Authorities say the situation in the community is currently under control. People are united and active, they are engaged in volunteering.
The coordinator of the AUI "Active Community" provided information on receiving psychological, social assistance and humanitarian aid.
Air raids were announced in the oblast due to the threat of missile strikes. In general, the situation in the community is relatively calm and controlled. The Armed Forces of Ukraine guard the borders of the oblast and military facilities. Territorial defence fighters conducted tactical exercises and patrolled the city.
The head of the Kirovohrad Oblast Military Administration, Andriy Raikovych, urged all citizens not to ignore the sounds of sirens and to go to the shelter. The war continues, it’s early to relax and there is no need to risk your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Tomorrow, on June 27th, in Kropyvnytskyi, the spouses of Taras and Olga Melstep, who died at the hands of the russian occupiers, will be said goodbye. Olga Melstep was a confectioner. She constantly participated in charitable projects, helped sick children, and the military. Her husband worked in the IT field. This year they turned 31 years old. The farewell ceremony will take place at 10:00 on the Alley of Honorary Military Burials of the Far Eastern Cemetery.
The coordinator of AUI "Active Community" worked at the Humanitarian Center named after St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and helped the settlers in obtaining food kits.
A military vehicle was on fire at a railway crossing in the village of Rudenkivka, Poltava raion. He was carrying ammunition. Unfortunately, one serviceman received burns.
A new Siemens computer tomograph has started operating in the regional hospital. The latest generation CT scanner gives minimal radiation exposure and thus reduces the impact on the body. The device performs a wide range of tests, which are free by e-mail.
The community received humanitarian aid from the United Nations World Food Program in Ukraine. Another 10,500 food kits will be sent to the communities of the oblast for families who came from other oblasts. In one box - oil, rice, canned meat, pasta.
Poltava oblast will provide not only medical care but also spiritual support to the soldiers. Representatives of various denominations, which are members of the Council of Religious Organizations of the Poltava oblast, will be able to visit hospitals and meet with the wounded according to the schedule.
A model of the Soviet order with the image of the Kremlin was dismantled in Gadyach, Poltava oblast.
Khmilnyk and Khmilnyk raion
Air-raid sirens sounded throughout the day.
The day in the Khmilnytsky community was relatively calm.
In Khmilnyk, the priest of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Ivan Pukas himself paints and decorates the church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul with carved products. He designed the church building in 2014 and started construction on his own.
Coordinators of AUI “Active Community” of Khmilnyk and Khmilnytskyk Oblast prepared for the next event.
The general situation is relatively calm, as of 17:00 there were two air alarms.
Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine patrol the border with Belarus. Representatives of the Territorial Defense patrol and are on duty at checkpoints.
On Saturday, June 25th, during the evening air alert, a missile strike was carried out in the city of Sarny, Rivne oblast. On the morning of June 26, the mayor of Sarny recorded a video message stating that the death toll had risen to 4 (as of the evening of June 25, there were 3 deaths), with a total of 11 victims.
From the first days of the war, service animals became assistants to Ukrainian defenders. They not only help in the evacuation of people, but also take part in demining, patrolling the streets, and all the time, side by side with the defenders, they defend the borders of Ukraine. Many of them suffer from shelling, are injured and need medical attention. So, for the fifth time since the full-scale invasion of the russian aggressor into the territory of Ukraine, the First Military Veterinary Hospital is going to the east of the country to help the "four-legged". Today, the head of the Khmelnytsky Oblast Military Administration Serhiy Gamaliy handed over the certificates to the hospital veterinarians and handed over dry food and an ultrasound diagnostic device to the cynologists of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast. During the business trip, the hospital's veterinarians will provide methodological assistance to canine services, and most importantly - treat animals that serve together with the military in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard.
Two air raids were announced today. There were no official announcements in this regard. Yesterday, during an air raid, air defence forces shot down two missiles.
The wreckage of one fell in the forest of the Kamyanets-Podilsky raion. Another one fell in the village garden of one of the territorial communities of the Khmelnytsky raion. Windows and doors in several residential buildings were damaged. No one was injured. The head of the Khmelnytsky oblast military administration Sergey Gamaliy reported about it.
The mayor addressed the community with the following statement: "I ask you to be responsible and not to ignore the alarm signals. The insidiousness of the enemy has no limits. It beats our cities and villages, children, women and the elderly die. You hear the alarm - go to shelter, not near critical infrastructure. Do not post, do not share photos and videos that could cause even more damage. "
A charitable patriotic event in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine "Disassemble the machine gun - help the defenders" was held in the "European" square
Everyone was able to learn how to disassemble and assemble a Kalashnikov rifle for free. The training was conducted by experienced patriots. During the event, it was possible to donate funds, which will later be used to help the Ukrainian army. The event was organized by the charity fund "We can help", NGO "Falcon" and VO "Svoboda".
During the day in the Chernivtsi Oblast, the air alarm signal sounded three times, now the situation is calm and controlled.
Bukovyna said goodbye to the Hero who died in the struggle for independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine - soldier Anatoliy Chupruna. He was last seen in the village of Doroshivka.
In Chernivtsi oblast, ten communities that received people from other oblasts received humanitarian aid from the European organization U-LEAD with Europe.
106 children took part in this year's training of the Ukrainian scout organization "Plast". The event is held in the village of Onokivtsi, Uzhhorod district. Children from Volyn, Donetsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Kyiv and Zakarpattia oblasts gathered for training.
They will live in tents for three days, cook on the fire, make sinks, knit knots and play and rest.
Uzhhorod hosts a charity beach volleyball tournament "Together to Victory".
16 men's and 10 women's teams take part in the tournament. The event was organized to raise money for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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