Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (July)

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A residential building in Serhiyivka (Odesa region), which was hit by a Russian missile on Friday night, July 1, 2022.
A residential building in Serhiyivka (Odesa region), which was hit by a Russian missile on Friday night, July 1, 2022.

The Russian aggression against Ukraine, which began in 2014 with the occupation of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, has shown that the Kremlin is disregarded international law and its international commitments. This is evidenced by the War in Syria and proved by the eight-year Russian-Ukrainian war, which in recent days has grown into a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine

Multi-year, Russia has repeatedly violated international humanitarian law in Ukraine. We have a lot of examples of it, but now Defense Express pay attention to the glaring violations of the last few days, which require world condemnation by the community and effective prosecution of offenses in international courts.

The facts of international humanitarian law violations by russian armed forces in Ukraine in February - April 2022 you can find here, in May - here, in June - here

July 31. Sumy Region’s village of Myropillia has come under enemy fire this morning.

Read more: Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (May)

The relevant statement was made by Sumy Regional Military Administration Head Dmytro Zhyvytskyi on Telegram.

“Russians continue to destroy cemeteries in Sumy Region. Today Myropillia has come under enemy fire. The details of the morning shelling are as follows: Russians opened fire on the residential areas of the village at 05:30 a.m. Over 10 graves in a local cemetery were destroyed completely,” Zhyvytskyi wrote.

In his words, power transmission lines were damaged on several streets.

At least five households were hit by Russian projectiles. Civilian houses were left with broken windows, roofs, fences, garages and vehicles.

“Several houses were pierced with enemy projectile fragments: the walls, doors and heating systems broken,” Zhyvytskyi stressed.

July 31. Russian forces fired about 40 rockets at Mykolaiv early on July 31. It was one of the largest attacks since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council, Hanna Zamazieieva, said this in a Telegram post.

"My city, the Hero City of Mykolaiv, is becoming a second Mariupol. [...] About 40 rockets were fired at Mykolaiv tonight. This is one of the largest attacks against the city since the beginning of the all-out invasion," she wrote.

She said the city is being purposefully killed and called on the whole world not to be silent, but to shout about the terrible actions of the terrorist country.

Early on July 31, after 01:00 and at around 05:00, Mykolaiv came under massive shelling.

Several infrastructure facilities were damaged by the shelling, including a hotel, a sports center, two educational institutions and a service station. Residential buildings were also damaged.

July 31. The Russians fired mortars and artillery on Myropillia community in Sumy region, hitting a local farm, where a fire broke out.

"At about 05:30, the Russians opened massive fire from mortars and tube artillery on our Myropillia community. More than 50 strikes. Enemy shells hit a local farm. A fire is raging," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

July 31. Law enforcers have discovered another body of a civilian tortured by the Russians during the occupation of parts of Kyiv region.

That’s according to Kyiv Police Department chief Andrii Nebytov, who delivered the news on Telegram.

"The occupiers brutally tortured a civilian in Nove Zalissia. We found the body next to what once was a Russian position," Nebytov informed.

According to him, the man’s hands were tied with a rope through a towing cable iron clip.

The rope was also wound around the neck. Everything indicates that the man was being strangled before he died," the chief law enforcer elaborated.

Nebytov noted that "this is the second burial site we have found here."

"A few months ago, the body of a murdered IDP from Donetsk was found across the street. Another terrible testimony of the war crimes committed by the aggressors," added the Kyiv region’s chief policeman.

July 30. Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych has shown the effects of Russia’s shelling of Mykolaiv with the Tornado-S multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), which took place last night. Casualties among civilians were reported; houses and cars were damaged.

The relevant photographs were posted by Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych on Telegram.

“The effects of the night shelling of Mykolaiv. Houses in two districts of the city were damaged: windows and doors were broken; balconies were destroyed. The full scale of damage is being now estimated by district administrations and public utility departments,” Sienkevych wrote.

July 30. Russian troops have opened fire on 17 settlements in Donetsk Region. Casualties among civilians were reported. The relevant statement was made by the National Police of Ukraine.

In particular, the following settlements came under enemy fire: Avdiivka, Vuhledar, Bakhmut, Kramatorsk, Mykolaivka, Velyka Novosilka, Krasnohorivka, Sloviansk, Zalizne, Kamianka, Vodiane, Ivanivske, Kurdiumivka, Yasnobrodivka, Karlivka, Pervomaiske and New York.

Russians struck cities and villages with aviation and R-500 Iskander-K missiles, artillery and Grad MLRS, leaving civilians killed and injured.

The enemy damaged and destroyed 52 civilian objects, namely 37 residential houses, hospital, outpatient department, bus station in Sloviansk, railway infrastructure, coke and chemical plant, etc.

July 30. As a result of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, 2,199 educational facilities were damaged in the country, of which 225 were completely destroyed.

That’s according to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office, Ukrinform reports.

"2,199 educational institutions were damaged due to bombing and shelling by the Russian armed forces. Of them, 225 were completely destroyed," reads the statement posted on Telegram.

It is noted that the number of children killed and injured as a result of the Russian invasion has not changed as of July 30. It’s 358 and 693, respectively. In total, more than 1,051 children were injured as a result of Russia’s actions.

The PGO informs that these numbers are not final, as work is ongoing to verify data coming from the zones of active hostilities, temporarily captured and liberated territories.

The agency states that the largest numbers of children casualties were reported in Donetsk region (363), Kharkiv region (195), Kyiv region (116), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (61), Mykolaiv region (57), Kherson region (54), and Zaporizhia region (40).

As reported by Ukrinform, on July 28, the PGO said more than 1,051 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale Russian invasion.

July 30. On the night of July 30, another air raid alert was declared in Kharkiv due to the threat of Russian shelling. Soon, explosions rang out in the city.

According to Suspilne, air raid sirens started to sound at about 02:00. At approximately 02:23, residents of Kharkiv began to report on social about powerful explosions.

Some local Telegram channels posted photos showing a massive fire that broke out following the expositions in one of Kharkiv's districts. It can be seen from different parts of the city.

No official information has been published so far.

On the morning of July 29, Russian troops launched a missile attack on Kharkiv. As a result, a two-story building and a building of the higher education institution were damaged. Also in the morning, the invaders launched a missile strike on the town of Bohodukhiv. As a result, the food enterprise premises were damaged.

July 30. At night, Russian forces struck Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk region with multiple launch rocket systems.

Yevhen Yevtushenko, the head of the Nikopol Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports.

"At 02:31, the city of Nikopol was shelled with multiple rocket launchers," he wrote.

The governor has not provided any other details.

On the night of July 29, about 40 rockets were launched at a residential district of Nikopol. About 30 buildings were damaged. In the morning, the enemy struck the city with incendiary ammunition.

July 29. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, and the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, demand that the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross respond to Russia's terrorist attack in Olenivka, Donetsk region.

That’s according to a joint statement released by the Ukrainian Ombudsman in relation to the mass murder of Ukrainian prisoners of war on July 29 in the village of Olenivka, Ukrinform reports.

"We demand that the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which acted as guarantors of the lives and health of Ukrainian prisoners of war, immediately respond to the terrorist act committed by the Russian Federation," the statement emphasizes.

Its authors demand that the inspection mission, consisting of the UN and ICRC officials, the Ukrainian Ombudsman, and representatives of the Joint Center for the Search and Release of Prisoners, be Donetsk region.

As recalled by the signatories, on the night of July 29, an explosion rocked the former correctional colony No. 210 in Olenivka, a settlement in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region. As a result, the building in which Ukrainian prisoners of war had been held was destroyed. It is noted that, according to the Russian reports, more than 50 captured Ukrainian defenders were killed, while the number of wounded remains unclear.

According to the comments issued by the Russian side, not a single penitentiary administration staffer, “DPR” militant, or Russian soldier guarding the premises was injured by the blast. "Immediately after the explosion, Russia accused Ukraine of shelling a penal colony with American weapons and killing Ukrainian soldiers," the statement said.

According to the Ukrainian military and law enforcement, the explosion is a cynical terrorist act on the part of the Russian Federation, a military provocation, and a classic false flag operation, aimed to cover up war crimes, compromise the Armed Forces, disrupt the supply of Western weapons, and destabilize Ukraine.

At the same time, it is emphasized that the Ukrainian Army strikes target exclusively Russian military facilities: fuel, arms, and ammunition depots, command and control posts, and military infrastructure facilities.

It is noted that the Ukrainian Army has sufficient means to identify targets, including space reconnaissance systems, but Ukraine fired no missiles and artillery shells at Olenivka.

Also, the authors of the statement remind that the format of the Mariupol defenders’ evacuation from the territory of the Azovstal plant provided for a ceasefire and surrender of the Ukrainian military as prisoners of war, with their subsequent exchange under the guarantees of the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

It is noted that this format was chosen and approved by the Mariupol defenders, who took part in the negotiations. In particular, on June 29, the first of the scheduled swaps took place, as a result of which 144 Ukrainian servicemen returned to Ukraine, including 95 Azovstal defenders.

The key condition of the chosen format was for Russia to undertake commitment to international organizations regarding the preservation of the lives and health of Ukrainian defenders, military and law enforcement officials emphasized, and stated that this guarantee was cynically violated.

It is also stressed that multiple pieces of evidence testify to the pre-planned nature of the crime committed against Ukrainian POWs.

In particular, it is about the deliberate transfer of POWs to a new barrack shortly before the explosion occurred, the nature of the damage and the blast wave, invaders’ communications intercepts, the absence of shelling traces in the specified location, and other evidence.

"All this leaves no doubt: the explosion in Olenivka was a Russian terrorist act and a gross violation of international agreements," the authors of the statement are convinced.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian military deliberately attacked the facility where Ukrainian POWs were held.

The General Staff decried the Kremlin's statements about the alleged shelling of civilian infrastructure and population by the Armed Forces of Ukraine as “blatant lies and provocation.”

According to Ukrainian intelligence, the Ukrainian POWs could have been killed by mercenaries with the Wagner (Liga) Private Military Company, integrated into the Russian invasion forces.

July 29. About 40 Ukrainian prisoners have been killed and 130 injured in Russia’s shelling of Olenivka, Donetsk Region. Ukrainian law enforcement officers opened a criminal proceeding.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

“The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has launched a pre-trial investigation into the violation of laws and customs of war (Part 2 Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine),” the report states.

According to the investigative data, on July 29, 2022, the aggressor state struck the area of Correctional Facility No. 120 in the temporarily occupied village of Olenivka, Volnovakha District, Donetsk Region. As a result, about 40 people were killed and 130 injured.

In this facility, Russian invaders unlawfully keep civilians and Ukrainian prisoners of war. The pre-trial investigation is underway.

A reminder that, according to the data from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russian troops deliberately launched an artillery strike on a correctional facility in Olenivka, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept. The General Staff stressed that the Kremlin’s claims about the Armed Forces of Ukraine allegedly opening fire on civilians and civilian infrastructure are a blatant lie and provocation.

In Donetsk Region’s Olenivka, near Mariupol, two filtration prisons were established by Russian invaders. Here, they keep former law enforcement officers, pro-Ukrainian activists, the ‘unfaithful’ until they are sentenced or undergo filtration procedures, and volunteers who evacuated Mariupol residents. It was also reported that the Ukrainian servicemen taken captive in Mariupol had been brought there.

July 29. In Kramatorsk, a body of a killed man was removed from rubble at the site of a missile strike on a residential building.

"While clearing away the rubble, a body of a killed man was discovered. In total, two people were killed and five were injured (two of them were rescuers, they were hospitalized) in a strike," the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine posted on Facebook.

July 29. Today, Russian troops shelled the Semenivka territorial community in Chernihiv region, launching a strike from across the border. As a result of the attack, an administrative building was damaged.

That’s according to Operational Command North.

"Today, July 29, 2022, from 05:10 to almost 06:00 in the morning, the Semenivka Territorial Community was shelled from the Russian Federation’s territory with barrel artillery. As a result, an administrative building was damaged," the statement reads.

July 29. Russian invaders again shelled the city of Sloviansk in Donetsk region.

Vadym Liakh, head of the Sloviansk city military-civil administration, said on Telegram.

“The city came under fire again... Many multi-storey buildings in the city center were damaged. The enemy probably launched a missile strike. One person was injured," Liakh said. He added that the city was partially left without electricity.

July 29. Russian troops shelled the Semenivka territorial community in Chernihiv region, launching a strike from across the border. As a result of the attack, an administrative building was damaged.

That’s according to Operational Command North, Ukrinform reports.

"Today, July 29, 2022, from 05:10 to almost 06:00 in the morning, the Semenivka Territorial Community was shelled from the Russian Federation’s territory with barrel artillery. As a result, an administrative building was damaged," the statement reads.

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According to the Command, as of this time, no information on casualties has been received.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, referring to the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, as of the morning of July 29, an enemy offensive was repulsed near Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, and Velyka Novosilka.

July 29. At night, the enemy struck Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih districts of Dnipropetrovsk region.

"The Russian army hit Nikopol with Grad MLRS. They deliberately fired at a residential quarter. More than 40 rockets were launched. Six private houses and commercial buildings were damaged,” Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Moreover, a power line was affected. Several thousand residents of Nikopol’s private sector have been left without electricity. The emergency teams of electricians work at the scene.

According to preliminary information, people were not injured.

Fragments of rocket shells are scattered in the places of shelling. The State Emergency Service specialists work there.

July 28. Russian invaders have struck the city of Bakhmut, Donetsk Region, with the Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) four times, leaving three civilians killed and three injured.

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.

“Bakhmut has come under Russian fire again. Today Russians have struck the city with the Uragan MLRS four times. At least three civilians were reported killed and three injured. Six apartment blocks and six detached houses were damaged,” Kyrylenko wrote.

July 28. Russian missiles hit the hangars of an aircraft company in Kropyvnytskyi. Two missiles struck the hangars of the Flight Academy of the National Aviation University. Five people, including a military service member, were killed. Two civilian planes and an An-26 aircraft were destroyed.The number of people injured by a missile strike on the Kirovohrad region has now increased to 26.

Andrii Raikovych, head of the Kirovohrad Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post/

"There are currently 26 wounded. One is in serious condition. One of them refused to be hospitalized," Raikovych said.

He also added that according to detailed information, the enemy attacked Kropyvnytskyi with Kalibr cruise missiles.

July 28. A total of 358 children have been killed and over 693 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

“Over 1,051 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. As of July 28, 2022, the number of those killed remained unchanged (358 children). The number of those injured exceeded 693 children,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (363), Kharkiv Region (195), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (61), Mykolaiv Region (57), Kherson Region (54) and Zaporizhzhia Region (40).

On July 27, 2022, two boys, 14 and 12, were injured in Russia’s shelling of two villages in Mykolaiv District, Mykolaiv Region. A 12-year-old boy was also injured in Russia’s mortar strike on the village of Prudianka, Kharkiv Region.

July 28. In the morning of July 28, 2022, Russian troops launched a missile attack on Mykolaiv, having caused damage to the premises of Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, two apartment blocks, and practically destroyed a local school.Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych has shown the effects of Russia’s missile attack on a water plant of Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding.

The relevant photographs were posted by Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych on Telegram.

“A university water plant. This is a crater left by the Russian projectile. Fortunately, the missile struck an open space, and educational equipment remained intact. Just a warehouse was partially destroyed,” Sienkevych wrote.

In his words, windows were damaged in the apartment blocks and broken in the church located nearby.

It is worth noting that the water plant is situated in one of the most popular recreation places in Mykolaiv, within the territory of a local yacht club.

July 28. Russian invaders this morning launched a missile attack on an infrastructure facility in one of the communities of the Vyshgorod district, Kyiv region.

Oleksiy Kuleba, head of the regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"Information about casualties is being clarified. All emergency services are already working on the spot," Kuleba said.

July 27. Also, Ukrainian pilots are told to be so skillful in engaging their targets that the invaders don't even have time to detect their warplanes on radars.

That’s according to a call of a Russian soldier stationed in Kherson region, intercepted by the Security Service of Ukraine.

"We sit there and listen to the radio comms. Our air defense guys say: readiness 1, two planes to arrive soon, within 10-15 minutes. And then their next message is: they have already engaged us and flew off. That's it," the invader tells his parents.

And this is not a communication delay on the part of the Russians, but the top skills of Ukrainian pilots, the SBU stresses.

At the same time, the enemy continues to actively use internationally-proscribed types of weapons - phosphorus and cluster munitions.

"We drop phosphorus... cluster... No one gives a damn... Everything melts there... Also, it looks beautiful at night..." the invader admits.

The SBU systematically records violations of the laws and customs of war, committed by the invaders. More than 7,000 criminal proceedings have already been initiated into such cases.

July 27. Rescuers retrieved the body of one more person from under the rubble of a hotel in Bakhmut, the State Emergency Service reports. As of 2:00 p.m., the bodies of two dead people were found in the destroyed building, one person was rescued from the rubble, and three others were injured. Works are in progress.

July 27. Ten apartment blocks, trade pavilions, and cottages were damaged in today's strikes on Mykolayiv city. "About ten apartment blocks were damaged as a result of today's strikes. Some windows and balconies were broken. Currently, employees of the district administration and the housing and communal services department are inspecting the damages," Mykolayiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych posted on Telegram. In addition, according to him, trade pavilions at one of the markets and cottages were damaged.

According to the Mykolayiv Regional Military Administration, on the morning of July 27, at about 06:20, Russian shells slammed into an industrial zone and a repair enterprise. No casualties have been reported. Over the past day, 21 rocket and 28 artillery strikes were launched on infrastructural facilities and residential buildings in Mykolayiv region. Two people were injured.

July 27. On Wednesday morning, Russian aggressors hit Kharkiv's Industrial District with S-300 missiles.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov broke the news on Telegram, Ukrinform reports. "At 4:25, Kharkiv's Industrial district was shelled. Two hits by S-300 missiles," the mayor wrote. According to Terekhov, rescue teams are working at the scene of the strikes.

"Their tentative report suggests there are no casualties," Terekhov added. As reported, on the night of July 26, Russian troops shelled an area close to downtown Kharkiv.

July 26. DW showed a video from the torture chamber in Bucha, where the Russian invaders killed civilians. Bullet marks are visible on the walls.

After the retreat of Russian troops from Bucha at the end of March, at least 426 bodies of murdered people were found there.

July 26. In the evening of July 26, 2022, Russian troops opened fire on Dnipropetrovsk Region’s Novosemenivka with the Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).

The relevant statement was made by Apostolove Mayor Andrii Osa on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Tonight the enemy has shelled Novosemenivka with cluster munitions, using the Uragan MLRS. The power grid was damaged, and the village was left without electricity supply services. The repair crew will restore services tomorrow. No casualties or destructions were reported,” Osa wrote.

According to Kryvyi Rih Military Administration Head Oleksandr Vilkul, in addition to the Apostolove community, Russian invaders continue to open fire on Kryvyi Rih District and all over the contact line.

“In the village of Koshove, a power transmission line was damaged. Russian orcs also shelled Velyka Kostromka. The power grid was damaged, and a fire broke out in the field of two hectares in area,” Vilkul noted.

July 26. The majority of residents of Mariupol, temporarily occupied by Russian troops, live beyond all humanitarian norms.

"The majority of residents of Livoberezhny district and remote neighborhoods of Kalmiusky district continue to live beyond all humanitarian boundaries of humanity. Bonfires, weapon boxes as firewood, yards full of trash, washing from buckets. The Middle Ages settled in Mariupol together with the occupiers," Petro Andriushchenko, adviser to Mariupol mayor, posted on Telegram.

He released videos of destroyed houses, littered damaged streets, where people cook food on bonfires near their porches.

As reported, Mariupol experiences one of the biggest humanitarian disasters caused by Russia's aggression. The city was almost completely destroyed as a result of enemy shelling.

Now Mariupol has no normal electricity, water, and gas supplies. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, about 22,000 civilians have died in the city. More than 50,000 people have been deported to Russia and the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk region.

Currently, more than 100,000 residents remain in the blocked city. Mariupol is on the verge of environmental disaster and an outbreak of infectious diseases.

The Russian invaders declared collaborator Kostiantyn Ivashchenko as the "mayor" of Mariupol and create a picture of "restoration of the life of the city".

July 26. President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine uploaded on social media footage showing the aftermath of the latest Russian shelling in the urban-type settlement of Zatoka on the Black Sea coast in Odesa region. This is reported by Ukrinform with a reference to the president’s Instagram. "Morning. An ordinary village of Zatoka. People vacationed and lived there. They just lived here. No military bases, no troops. Russian terrorists simply wanted to shoot," Zelensky wrote. He emphasized that every Russian aggressor will be held accountable for the war against Ukraine. "Each one of them. Each ‘liberator’ who is destroying our lives," the head of state stressed.

As reported, the Russian forces launched a massive missile attack at the southern regions of Ukraine, including with the use of warplanes, from the Black Sea area.

In Odesa region, a number of households in coastal villages were hit and caught fire. Rescue teams are working at the scenes of the strikes.

July 26. A total of 358 children have been killed and over 690 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“As of July 26, 2022, the number of those killed remained unchanged (358 children). The number of those injured exceeded 690 children,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (363), Kharkiv Region (194), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (61), Mykolaiv Region (55), Kherson Region (54) and Zaporizhzhia Region (40).

July 26. On the night of July 26, 2022, Russian troops opened fire on the city of Kharkiv.

The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Again, the night shelling of the city. One of Kharkiv’s areas, which is closer to the city center was hit. Traditionally, it was next to a building that had nothing to do with military infrastructure,” Terekhov wrote.

In his words, no casualties have been reported so far.

July 25. On July 25, Russian troops once again shelled five communities of Sumy region from their territory, opening fire from mortars, artillery, and Grad MLRS.

“At about 08:30, there were four strikes from Grad MLRS on Esman community. At 11:00, the Russians fired tube barrel artillery, three explosions were recorded,” Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

At 12:30, mortar fire came from the Russian side. Four explosions were recorded.

At 14:00, the Russians fired three mortar rounds on Bilopillia community. At 15:00, artillery shelling on Znob-Novhorodske community with ten explosions were recorded.

At 20:30, Russian troops opened fire from mortars on Seredyna-Buda community. Six explosions were recorded.

Zhyvytskyy noted that there were no destructions and no injured people as a result of the attacks.

July 25. In a week, five people died in a huge queue at the checkpoint in Vasylivka, Zaporizhzhia region, while waiting for permission to leave the territories captured by the Russian Federation.

"More than 1,200 cars are in a queue at the Russian checkpoint. Five thousand residents of the temporarily occupied territories try to leave. Five people died there in a week," Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov posted on Telegram.

Russians allow from 20 to 150 cars to drive through a checkpoint a day, but there are much more people willing to leave, so the queue grows every day. The invaders are already starting to demand bribes: people who pay extra UAH 1,000 get a chance to drive faster.

"Together with the central authorities, we called on the Russian side to organize a ‘green’ corridor," Fedorov noted.

Vasylivka is the only gate for residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions to the government-controlled territory.

As reported, according to Oleksandr Starukh, Head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, the occupiers do not let people drive through the checkpoint in Vasylivka to use them as human shield: behind their backs, the enemies redeploy equipment and personnel.

July 25. Russian occupiers have kidnapped 63 representatives of local government agencies and about 300 activists in the Kherson region.

Dmytro Butrii, the acting head of the Kherson regional military administration, said this at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform on Monday, July 25.

"We are monitoring this information. There is a lack of such information as the territory is temporarily occupied. But a database has been formed from those reports – these are specific people. Today, there are 63 representatives of local self-government bodies and about 300 pro-Ukrainian activists," Butrii said.

He said that these are people whose surnames have been confirmed.

According to Butrii, the number of abductees is actually much higher, because the Russian invaders intensified their terror against the civilian population. They check cars, personal belongings, phones, men are forced to undress, and if the Russian military does not like something (on the phone, tattoos, etc.), then "people are simply taken away."

Butrii said that it is not always possible to confirm the specific surname of an abducted person.

July 25. Two adults and three children have been injured by the debris of a downed enemy UAV that fell in the village of Dubove, Volyn region.

Yurii Pohuliaiko, the head of the Volyn regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports.

"Five people were hospitalized: two adults and three children. All of them were given medical assistance. Their lives are not in danger. Two adults are currently in the hospital," he said.

According to him, the investigation is currently underway.

Earlier reports said that the Ukrainian military shot down two enemy UAVs in the Volyn region, which were sent from Belarus and were carrying out reconnaissance. Fragments of one of the drones fell on a residential building. One person was killed and several more were injured. All circumstances are being determined.

July 25. Five months into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian military killed 37 media workers. That’s according to the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

"Among the dead are eight journalists who performed their professional duties, 12 media workers perished as civilian victims, another 17 mass media representatives were killed in action after being mobilized to become part of Ukraine’s Defense Forces," the statement reads.

Every four days, a journalist is killed as a result of the Russian war in Ukraine.

The latest victim of the Russian aggression was Mykola Rachok, an author and news editor of the InfoCar outlet, who died in a battle with the Russian Wagner PMC mercenaries.

According to Serhiy Tomilenko, the NUJU chair, "Ukrainian journalists are primarily Ukrainian nationals. Therefore, seeking to protect their Homeland, many media workers left their pens and notebooks behind and took up arms. The NUJU expresses great respect to such colleagues of ours."

"Others continue to fight the enemy on the information front – both in the rear and on the front lines. Unfortunately, in this war, unleashed by the Russian aggressor, there are many innocent victims. Each of them will forever remain in the memory of their colleagues, friends, and all Ukrainians," Tomilenko emphasized.

July 25. Almost 800,000 IDPs will need housing, and everything is being done to ensure that they have a place to live and a place to spend the winter. Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk stated this on the live broadcast of the United Telethon.

"As for the need for temporary housing, almost 800 thousand citizens of Ukraine have lost their homes. Modular housing, as well as the rest of the construction is engaged in the Ministry of Regional Development, they have programs, appropriate money for this. As you know there are programs together with the Polish government, other governments are already the first modular cities, but certainly not enough," - said Vereshchuk.

Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk
Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk

She noted that she has seen an example in Chernigiv region, when people do not really want to live in modular cities, because they lived in their private buildings. As they say, they want "at least one room, but in their garden". But it will not be possible to provide this yet.

"The fact that there won't be enough housing built this year needs to be said already. The fact that people will be displaced and the heating season will be difficult, it is also true.But the fact that we are dealing, for example, with housing, insulation, reconstruction, replacement of boilers, we do everything to make sure that people who have moved have a place to live and a place to spend the winter, is also a fact," stressed the Deputy Prime Minister.

Vereshchuk voiced a forecast that about half a million more people in the autumn period will move from east to west, which will be an additional burden to those who have already left earlier.

July 25. More than 1,044 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. As of the morning of July 25, 2022, the official number of child victims per day has not changed - 358. The number of injured has increased - more than 686.

This is reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office.

"These numbers are not final, as work is ongoing to establish them in places of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories. Children were most affected in Donetsk region - 362, Kharkiv region - 194, Kyiv region - 116, Chernihiv region - 68, Luhansk region - 61 , Mykolayivska - 55, Kherson - 54, Zaporizhia - 40," the message says.

On July 25, an 8-year-old girl was injured as a result of shelling by the occupiers of the Mykolaiv district of the Mykolaiv region. It became known that on July 18, a 17-year-old boy was injured as a result of enemy artillery shelling in the city of Hirnyk, Donetsk region.

It is also noted that 2,188 educational institutions were damaged due to bombing and shelling by the armed forces of the Russian Federation. Of them, 221 were completely destroyed.

July 24. In the temporarily occupied city of Berdiansk, Zaporizhia region, Russian invaders are placing military equipment and arms depots in residential areas.

In a Telegram post, Berdiansk City Council urged residents to be careful.

"Over the past week, according to our military, there have been more cases when the invaders disguise their arms depots, military equipment, place them in residential areas, and bring ammunition under the guise of a humanitarian convoy. In Berdiansk, cases, where a large amount of military equipment and ammunition were placed right in the middle of residential areas, have already been recorded in the Azmol and Koloniia residential areas," the city council said.

The authorities asked residents to be as careful as possible and try to avoid places of concentration of military equipment.

July 24. Russian invaders destroyed two more schools in the Donetsk region on Sunday, July 24.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"Russian occupiers destroyed two more schools in the Donetsk region this morning - in Kostiantynivka and Bakhmut. In addition, in Novodmytrivka, a kindergarten was damaged by Rashist fire," the report said.

At around 05:00, a Russian rocket hit the outskirts of the Kurakhove community and destroyed a private house.

The shelling of Siversk, Marinka and Krasnohorivka does not stop - private houses and commercial facilities were damaged.

July 24. Two people have been killed and five others injured by the Russian shelling of the Mykolaiv region over the past day.

Hanna Zamazieieva, head of Mykolaiv Regional Council, said this in a Telegram post.

"The occupiers continue to shell the Mykolaiv region. In the evening, they fired four Kalibr rockets at the Korabelnyi district of Mykolaiv - residential buildings were damaged, and some people were injured. At night, rockets also hit a city district. Information about casualties is being clarified," Zamazieieva said.

According to her, settlements in the Bashtanka and Mykolaiv districts also came under shelling, with rockets hitting the Halytsynove, Shyroke and Bereznehuvate communities. Private houses and cultural institutions were damaged. Two people were killed.

July 24. A total of 358 children have been killed and over 684 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started. The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this in a statement posted on Telegram.

"As of early July 24, 2022, the number of child fatalities has not changed in the past day - 358. The number of those injured has increased to at least 684," the report said.

These figures are not final, as work is underway to establish them within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most child casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (361), Kharkiv Region (194), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (61), Mykolaiv Region (54), Kherson Region (54) and Zaporizhzhia Region (40).

A 17-year-old boy was injured by the shelling of Mykolaiv on July 23.

A total of 2,188 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia's daily air and artillery strikes, and 221 of them were destroyed.

July 24. Russian forces shelled Sumy region 12 times in the past day, firing more than 170 different types of ammunition and killing a local man. Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, wrote on his Telegram channel.

In particular, the communities of Shalyhyne, Mykolaivka, Bilopillia, Khotin, Yunakivka, and Krasnopillia came under enemy fire.

"Two military aircraft fired 10 rockets at the Mykolaiv community from enemy territory at noon. In one of the community's villages, a civilian residential building and farm buildings in two households of civilians were destroyed. People's gardens and windows were also smashed. Fortunately, there were no casualties,” he wrote.

July 23. The border areas of Sumy and Chernihiv regions, northern Ukraine, continue to be shelled from Russia’s territory. In total, 15 strikes from mortars and about 20 strikes from tube artillery were recorded.

“On July 23, the enemy inflicted fire damage using aircraft, tube artillery, mortars, and grenade launchers. Krasnopillia, Myropillia, Khotin, Mykolaivka, Bilopillia, and Shalyhine communities of Sumy region, as well as the Novhorod-Siversk community of Chernihiv region came under enemy fire,” the State Border Guard Service posted on Facebook.

In addition, the enemy, using self-propelled guns, inflicted fire damage on the territories of Bilopillia and Krasnopillia communities. The fire came from the Russian localities of Tiotkino and Dronovka, a total of fifty explosions were recorded.

In the afternoon, the invaders used self-propelled guns again to fire on the territory of Bilopillia community. Two dozen explosions rang out in two localities of the community. The fire came from the Russian Tiotkino. As a result of the attack, one civilian was killed, an agricultural enterprise was damaged, and agricultural machinery was destroyed.

July 23. Since February 24, the UN has received more than 150 reports regarding cases of sexual violence committed by Russian military in Ukraine, and this is only the "extreme tip of the iceberg."

This was stated by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, in a video address to the participants of the Second Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Since February, the United Nations has received over 150 reported allegations of sexual violence, committed against women, girls, men, and boys. These include harrowing personal testimonies of rape at gunpoint and rape in front of family members, as a consequence of the violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity by Russian forces," said Patten.

Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten
Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten

She noted that sexual violence is a crime that is "chronically underreported," and that “these data only represent the extreme tip of the iceberg."

According to the special envoy of the UN Secretary General, this is one of the most destructive forms of violence, which during military conflicts is committed mostly against women and girls, but also against men and boys.

"It has lasting, harmful effects on victims, their families, communities, and societies. It shatters lives and livelihoods, with consequences that echo across generations," Patten stated.

The official noted that very often the needs of women and girls in situations of military conflict are sidelined and “treated as an afterthought.”

"We cannot allow this history of silence and inaction to be repeated in the context of Ukraine. The physical and psychological health of survivors, their families, and communities hangs in the balance. Its restoration will require sustained political resolve and resources to empower survivors and help them replace horror with healing and hope," Patten concluded.

July 23. Russian troops launched a missile attack at a residential neighborhood in Mykolaiv. A number of civilians have been reported as wounded by the strike.

As reported by Ukrinform, the head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council, Hanna Zamazeyeva, broke the news on Telegram.

"The occupiers again insidiously fired missiles at one of the residential neighborhoods of Mykolaiv. They targeted the area, which is always crowded," she said.

According to Zamazeyeva, after a missile struck a residential building, some people are believed to remain under the rubble. A 16-year-old teenager sustained a shrapnel wound.

Medics and rescuers are working at the scene of the attack.

July 23. The number of those injured in Russia’s missile attack on Kirovohrad Region has increased to 19.

The relevant statement was made by Kirovohrad Regional Military Administration Head Andrii Raikovych on Facebook.

“Nineteen persons have been reported injured in today’s missile strike so far,” Raikovych wrote.

In his words, the lives of those injured are out of danger. All of them received professional medical assistance.

A reminder that, in the morning of July 23, 2022, Russian troops fired 13 missiles at Kirovohrad Region, having hit Kanatove Air Base and one of Ukrzaliznytsia’s facilities. One serviceman and two in-house security workers were killed.

July23. The Russian invaders launched a missile strike on the Odesa sea port.

Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesman of the Odesa regional governor, said in a Telegram post, referring to the Operational Command South.

"The enemy struck the Odesa Commercial Sea Port with Kalibr-type cruise missiles. Two missiles were shot down by air defense forces. Two hit the port’s infrastructure facilities," he wrote.

As reported, following the quadrilateral meeting of Ukraine, Turkey, the UN and Russia in Istanbul on July 22, an agreement was signed to allow exports of grain and other foodstuffs from the ports of Ukraine.

The agreement was signed by Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov on behalf of Ukraine, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on behalf of the UN, and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on behalf of Turkey.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed the agreement in the same format on behalf of Russia.

According to the agreements signed in Istanbul, it is planned to transport Ukrainian grain for export through the Ukrainian ports of Odesa, Pivdennyi and Chornomorsk. The resumption of agricultural exports from Ukrainian ports can bring $1 billion in foreign currency revenue every month.

July 23. The Russian army has carried out 20 strikes on the Donetsk region over the past day, wounding civilians.

The communications department of the Donetsk regional police said this in a statement, Ukrinform reports.

The Russian invaders struck 13 settlements. In particular, the enemy used artillery, mortars, aviation (unguided rockets), S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, Smerch, Uragan and Grad systems to shell Avdiivka, Sloviansk, Toretsk, Siversk, Kostiantynivka, Soledar, Pivnichne, Kurdiumivka, Otradne, Lastochkyne, Novomykhailivka, Opytne.

As many as 52 civilian objects were destroyed: 38 private houses, children's centers, shops, and infrastructure.

July 23. The amount of damage caused to the natural environment in Ukraine due to Russia’s armed aggression stands at about UAH 204 billion.

This is according to the press service of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

"The team has developed 10 new methods for calculating the damage caused to the environment. Already, the amount of damages from Russian aggression has reached UAH 204 billion. These developments are of global significance. Russia is the main eco-terrorist today," the message reads.

It is specified that experts continue to document crimes committed by Russians against Ukrainian ecology. Since the full-scale invasion, more than 2,000 such cases have been recorded. The government is now preparing lawsuits to file with international courts.

As reported, Ukraine recently joined the LIFE program, which will help finance environmental projects even before the country joins the European Union.

July 23. As a result of the latest series of Russian missile strikes at Kirovohrad region, a military serviceman and two security guards were killed, while nine more servicemen were wounded, preliminary reports say.

The head of Kirovohrad Regional Military Administration, Andriy Raikovych, broke the news, speaking at the national telethon, Ukrinform reports.

"Servicemen were hit: nine of them were injured, one was killed. According to preliminary reports, two security guards at the transformer substation were killed," the official noted.

Currently, according to Raikovych, a rescue operation is underway at the sites of the strikes; medical assistance is being provided to those affected.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, in the early hours of Saturday, Russian troops fired 13 missiles at the Kirovohrad region, targeting, in particular, the Kanatove airfield and one of the Ukrzaliznytsia railway operator’s facilities.

July 23. Russian troops have opened fire on downtown Kharkiv. At least one civilian was reported injured.

The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov on Telegram.

“Several powerful strikes on the central part. One person has been reported injured so far. Hopefully, casualty numbers will not rise,” Terekhov wrote.

In his words, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service is working at the scene. Terekhov called on local residents to stay in bomb shelters.

A reminder that powerful blasts have also been heard in the city of Mykolaiv this morning.

July 22. The Russian troops continue to shell the territories of Chernihiv and Sumy regions.

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine said in a Telegram post.

"The enemy is firing from 120-mm mortars, 82-mm mortars, barrel artillery, MLRS and self-propelled guns," the report reads.

As many as 38 explosions and 26 strikes were recorded.

About 80 enemy munitions exploded in the territory of Ukraine. The enemy forces opened fire from the Russian village of Volfino.

July 22. In the early hours of July 22, the Russian invaders struck the localities of Pervomaysk, Bashtanka, and Bereznehuvate districts of Mykolayiv region. Civilian facilities and private houses were destroyed. Information about the casualties is being clarified.

"On July 22, Pervomaysk community came under enemy fire. It is known that a store and a garage cooperative premises were hit in the town of Pervomaysk. At about 05:00, the village of Novomykolayivka came under fire. Shells slammed mainly into open areas. No casualties have been reported," Vitaliy Kim, Head of Mykolayiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

According to him, from about 07:30, the enemy also fired on the localities of Kyselivka and Maksymivka. Information about damage and casualties is being clarified.

July 22. As of July 22, the Ukrainian law enforcement officers registered 36,383 Russia’s crimes committed since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. “In particular, 24,632 crimes of aggression and war crimes were registered, including 23,721 crimes related to violations of the laws and customs of war, 73 – planning, preparation, or initiation and waging of the war of aggression, 21 – propaganda of war, and 817 other crimes,” the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Facebook.

Moreover, 11,751 crimes against Ukraine’s national security were registered, including 8,143 crimes related to encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 1,422 – high treason, 1,632 – collaborative activities, 99 –aiding and abetting the aggressor state, 64 – sabotage, 391 other crimes.

As reported, as of July 22, 358 children were killed and more than 683 children were wounded in Ukraine as a result of Russia's full-scale armed aggression.

July 22. Russian forces tonight attacked three districts in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"A large-scale night attack on the region. The Russian army shelled three districts - Nikopol, Synelnykove and Kryvyi Rih," the report says.

Russian troops twice fired at Nikopol using multiple launch rocket systems. They fired up to 100 shells. According to preliminary reports, one person was killed and one injured by the shelling. Eleven private houses were damaged.

In the Pokrovske community, the enemy hit the warehouses and damaged a power transformer, leaving several villages without electricity.

The Zelenodolsk community, the enemy used howitzers. A private house was damaged. Firefighters extinguished the fire there.

Seven strikes were recorded in Apostolove. Rockets hit three schools in the city. They are destroyed. Residential buildings nearby were damaged. Rescuers are working on the spot. According to preliminary reports, eight people were injured.

July 21. Three civilians have been reported killed and 23 injured in Russia’s shelling of Kharkiv this morning. The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office on Telegram.

“Three persons have been killed and 23 injured in the occupiers’ shelling of two districts in the city of Kharkiv today,” the report states.

According to the preliminary data, at 09:30 a.m., July 21, 2022, Russian invaders shelled a public transport stop in Kharkiv’s Kyivskyi District with the Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). Three civilians were killed and 20 injured.

In addition, Russian troops launched an artillery strike on Kharkiv’s Saltivskyi District, having hit a residential house. Three civilians were injured.

July 21. Russian invaders have moved military equipment, explosives and weapons to the engine room of power unit No. 1 at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant.

Ukraine's National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom said this in a Telegram post.

"The Russian military brought at least 14 pieces of heavy military equipment with ammunition, weapons and explosives to the engine room of power unit No. 1 at the Zaporizhia NPP. The entire arsenal of heavy equipment with all ammunition is currently located very close to the equipment that ensures the operation of the turbo generator. In particular, in the immediate vicinity of the main oil tank, which contains flammable oil that cools the steam turbine. There is also explosive hydrogen, which is used to cool the generator," the post says.

It also added that the military equipment of the invaders made it impossible for fire engines and other vehicles to access the control room of power unit No. 1. Therefore, the risk of fire increases many times, and its extinguishing becomes extremely problematic.

"If a fire breaks out, for example, due to the accidental detonation of ammunition, its scale may be equal to the fire that occurred during the accident at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant," Energoatom said.

The post notes that the occupiers continue to violate all norms and requirements regarding fire, nuclear and radiation safety at nuclear power plants, keeping heavy military equipment, ammunition, weapons and explosives in the engine room of the power unit of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.

July 21. Russian forces shelled a bus stop in Kharkiv early on July 21, killing two people and injuring 19 others, four of them in serious condition.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"As of now, 19 people, including a child, have been injured by the shelling of a district in Kharkiv with Russian Uragan MLRS. Unfortunately, four people are in serious condition. Two people were killed," Syniehubov said.

He noted that ten crews of the regional emergency medical assistance center continue to work at the sites of the strikes.

"The Russian enemy strikes only the streets of the city, trade pavilions, residential infrastructure. They struck a residential building where a private dental clinic was located. There were no people inside the premises," he said.

Residents of Kharkiv were asked to be extremely careful, as the enemy is firing chaotically and brutally at the city.

The shelling of one of the most densely populated districts of Kharkiv began after 09:00. As of 10:40, two people were reported killed and 17 injured by the attack.

July 21. Ukrainian law enforcers have registered 35,828 crimes related to Russia’s full-scale invasion.

This was reported on Telegram by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office.

In particular, prosecutors are investigating 24,208 crimes of aggression and war crimes, of which 23,316 were related to violations of the laws and customs of war, 73 – related to planning, preparing, launching and waging a war of aggression, 21 – war propaganda, and 798 other crimes.

It is also noted that since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 11,620 Russian crimes against national security have been registered, of which: 8,074 – in relation to encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 1,373 – treason, 1,625 – collaborative activities, 99 – aiding and abetting the aggressor power, 64 – sabotage, and 385 other crimes.

July 20. In the morning of July 20, 2022, Russian troops opened fire on Kharkiv’s Saltivskyi District. Three civilians were killed, including a 13-year-old child, and one injured.

The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Head Oleh Syniehubov on Telegram.

Rescuers showed photos of the morning shelling of Saltivka in Kharkiv.

Three people died as a result of the Russian attack.

“Unfortunately, three civilians have been killed in Russia’s shelling of Kharkiv’s Saltivskyi District this morning, namely a 13-year-old boy, a man and a woman. A 72-year-old woman was injured,” Syniehubov wrote.

In his words, these data received from the Emergency Medical Services Center are not final. Reportedly, all of those killed were out in the street.

At the moment, in the social media, Kharkiv residents are again reporting on explosions heard in the city.

A reminder that one civilian has been killed and 14 injured in Russia’s shelling of Kharkiv Region over the past day.

July 20. A total of 353 children have been killed and over 679 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

“As of July 20, 2022, the number of those killed remained unchanged (353 children). The number of those injured increased to 679 children,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (357), Kharkiv Region (191), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (61), Mykolaiv Region (53), Kherson Region (52) and Zaporizhzhia Region (40).

On the night of July 20, 2022, the Russian military opened fire on Dnipropetrovsk Region’s Nikopol, leaving three children (aged 3, 5 and 15) injured.

A total of 2,185 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, and 221 of them were destroyed completely.

July 19. The Security Service of Ukraine has gathered what the agency says is “indisputable evidence” that the Russian military units, which had once seized the facilities of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant and held them under control from February 24 to March 31, had in fact committed an act of nuclear terrorism. The SBU reported this in Telegram.

Although the reactors are decommissioned, the facility remains a huge complex with three spent nuclear fuel storage facilities and a number of radioactive waste storage sites. Russia has turned the Chornobyl NPP into a temporary military base, which grossly violated the Geneva Convention, explicitly prohibiting attacks on nuclear facilities in armed conflict, the SBU emphasized.

The invaders also violated nuclear safety regulations as they damaged the premises and mined the territory; prevented regular external monitoring of radiation levels and continuous supply of spare parts, fuel, and consumables; held NPP staff under high duress, increasing the likelihood of their professional errors during wor shifts.

July 19. Russian troops have launched a missile strike on the central part of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region. Casualties are being reported.

The relevant statement was made by Kramatorsk Mayor Oleksandr Honcharenko on Facebook.

“The [missile] strike on the central part of Kramatorsk. There are casualties. Explosives experts and rescuers are working at the scene,” Honcharenko wrote.

He also posted a photograph of residential premises on fire in the apartment block.

“Loud blasts heard in Kramatorsk: Russians struck the central part of the city. According to the preliminary data, with air-launched missiles. At least one civilian has been reported killed so far,” Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko wrote on Telegram.

In the morning of July 19, 2022, Russian troops launched missile strikes on Kramatorsk-based industrial enterprises.

July 19. Houses were destroyed, port and enterprises were hit as a result of night Russian shelling of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region.

Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, released several photos featuring the aftermath of the night shelling of Nikopol on Telegram.

"Nikopol after the night shelling. Consequences of the ‘work’ of the Russian occupation troops," Lukashuk wrote.

He noted that the air raid siren had sounded for more than 19 hours which had not happened before.

According to the press service of the Dnipropetrovsk Region Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, the power grids on two streets were cut off due to shelling. The enemy launched 40 strikes on the city. Two industrial enterprises were hit and partially destroyed. As a result of the shelling, a fire broke out. Several private houses and an outbuilding were also struck.

As reported, Russian troops opened fire on Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih districts. Up to 40 rockets were fired at Nikopol.

July 19. The police registered 26 enemy strikes on Donetsk region over the past day. Russian troops attacked nine localities.

“The Russians attacked nine localities, killed and injured civilians. The enemy struck the residential neighborhoods with aviation, rocket launchers, artillery, Grad and Uragan MLRS,” the Donetsk region police reported.

The Russian shells slammed into Kramatorsk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Kostiantynivka, Soledar, Selydove, New York, the villages of Ivanivske, Pokrovske.

Fifteen private houses, two factories, a dairy farm, and a technical school were destroyed.

The National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings under Article 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

On July 18, the troops of the Russian Federation hit eight regions of Ukraine.

July 19. Russian forces fired up to 40 rockets at Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region.

Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post.

“Russian troops shelled Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih districts. Up to 40 rockets were fired at Nikopol. There are damages at two industrial enterprises. The explosions caused fires there," he wrote.

Several private houses and power lines were damaged in the city. Crews of electricians are currently on the spot.

"People were not affected. In the Kryvyi Rih district, the enemy fired artillery on the Zelenodolsk community. Fortunately, there were no casualties," Reznichenko added.

The situation in other districts of the region is calm at the moment, the governor added.

July 18. On the morning of July 18, Russian troops struck four communities of Sumy region, northern Ukraine, with mortars, heavy machine guns, and rocket artillery.

"From 04:30, the Russians started firing on our communities from their territory. Ten mortar strikes were launched on Hlukhiv community at 04:30. After 05:00, Shalyhyne community suffered eight mortar attacks. From 06:00 to 07:00, Khotin community came under massive mortar and rocket artillery fire. At about 07:00, ten strikes from MLRS on Mykolayivka village community were launched. At 06:30, two rounds of 15 shots each from a heavy machine gun on Khotin community were recorded," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Facebook.

No casualties have been reported. The information about the destruction is being clarified.

July 18. This morning, Russian troops struck the town of Toretsk in Donetsk region. Five people were killed on the spot, one more person died in hospital later.

"Today, from the very morning, the town of Toretsk was under fire. A two-story building sheltering people was destroyed as a shell slammed into it. During search and rescue operations, the bodies of five dead people were found and retrieved. Three people were rescued from the rubble, one of whom died in hospital," the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine posted on Telegram.

The search and rescue operations have been completed.

As reported, the invaders shelled 11 localities of Donetsk region over the past day, casualties were reported.

July 18. Russian military have fired over 60 projectiles at the city Nikopol with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).

The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Valentyn Reznichenko on Telegram.

“We have been under enemy fire again. Russian troops struck Nikopol with MLRS several times last night. Over 60 projectiles were fired at residential areas and city infrastructure,” Reznichenko wrote.

According to the preliminary data, a 75-year-old woman was injured and taken to hospital. Dozens of detached houses were destroyed. The water and gas pipelines were damaged. Russian projectiles also hit a hospital, industrial and power enterprises, port facilities.

Relevant services are working at the scene to repair the damaged communications and establish the scale of destruction.

July 18. A total of 23,711 crimes of aggression and war crimes have been registered in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram. According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, a total of 23,711 crimes of aggression and war crimes committed by the Russian military have been registered, namely those related to the breaking of laws and customs of war, as well as planning, preparing for, starting and waging an aggressive war, propaganda of war, etc.

In addition, law enforcement officers registered 11,429 crimes against national security, namely those related to the encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, state treason, collaborative activities, assistance to the aggressor state, sabotage, etc.

July 17. A total of 67 civilians injured in Russia’s missile attack on the city of Vinnytsia, including children, are staying at local hospitals.

The relevant statement was made by Vinnytsia Mayor Serhii Morhunov on Espreso.TV Channel, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“All efforts are focused on providing assistance to 67 injured civilians, including children, who are staying at hospitals. Fourteen of them are in severe condition, four – in critical condition,” Morhunov noted.

In his words, most of those affected suffered burns and shrapnel wounds.

According to Morhunov, hospitals were fully provided with necessary drugs, medical consumables, and there is no need in donors at the moment.

Meanwhile, some patients will require prosthetics services in the future, and Vinnytsia authorities would need help in this regard.

“Friends from the Embassy of Ukraine in Israel have contacted us to provide further help with prosthetics. The Czech Republic expressed readiness to receive the injured if necessary. Many of my colleagues from other cities reached me by phone. Half of Ukraine called me,” Morhunov told.

July 17. In Kyiv region, 1,346 bodies of civilians killed by the Russian troops have already been found. The number is not final.

"To date, 1,346 bodies of killed civilians have been found," Andrii Nebytov, Head of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Kyiv region, said on the air of the nationwide telethon. Most of them were killed with firearms, he noted. "I can say that this is not the final figure because every day we work and, unfortunately, we find more and more bodies of buried people, temporarily buried at the positions where the army of the Russian Federation was stationed," said the head of the Kyiv region police.

Andrii Nebytov, Head of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Kyiv region

Currently, about 300 people are considered missing in Kyiv region, Nebytov noted.

July 17. Rescuers extinguished the fire at two industrial facilities in Mykolaiv, which were hit by Russian missiles at night. At one of the objects, rubble is being dismantled. Information on victims and victims is being clarified.

July 17. More than 1,015 child casualties have been confirmed across Ukraine as a result of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression. That’s according to the Prosecutor General's Office.

As of the morning of July 17, 2022, the official number of children killed in the war stood unchanged, at 353. Also, 662 children were wounded.

The numbers are not final, as efforts are underway to verify data coming from hostility zones, the temporarily captured and liberated territories.

It is noted that the largest number of affected children was recorded in the regions of Donetsk (353), Kharkiv (191), Kyiv (116), Chernihiv (68), Luhansk (61), Mykolaiv (53), Kherson (52), and Zaporizhia (31).

Also, 2,138 educational facilities were damaged by Russian bombing and shelling. Of them, 221 were completely destroyed.

July 17. Russian troops shelled the Toretsk community. Three missiles flew there — one hit a residential quarter, and two damaged a school and a kindergarten. There is no information about the victims.

In Kostyantynivka, the Russians shelled the territory of the medical college. In Soledar, as a result of shelling, a fire broke out in the local center for childrenʼs and youth creativity.

July 17. Russian troops have opened fire on the Apostolove community, which is situated in Kryvyi Rih District, Dnipropetrovsk Region.

The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Valentyn Reznichenko on Telegram.

“The enemy again opened fire on Kryvyi Rih District. The Apostolove community was hit. Fortunately, there are no casualties among civilians. In the rest of districts, the situation has been calm so far,” Reznichenko wrote.

July 16. Three civilians have been killed and 12 injured in Russia’s shelling of Donetsk Region over the past day.

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.

“On July 16, 2022, Russians killed three civilians in Donetsk Region: two in Udachne and one in Pokrovsk. Twelve more people were injured,” Kyrylenko wrote.

In general, a total of 623 civilians have been killed and 1,598 injured in Donetsk Region since the Russian invasion started. Currently, it is impossible to count the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

July 16. At night, Russian invaders launched missile strikes on Chuhuiv town, Kharkiv region, killing three people and injuring three more.

"Tonight, the Russian occupiers launched missile strikes on Chuhuiv. Unfortunately, there are victims. Three people – two men aged 60 and 68 and a woman aged 70 – were killed. Three more people were hospitalized," Oleh Synehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Facebook.

As a result of shelling, an apartment block was destroyed, a school and a building materials store were damaged. Rescuers continue to clear away the rubble at the sites.

Synehubov also noted that the occupiers had shelled Kharkiv district, in particular Derhachi community, Izium district, over the past day. No casualties were reported.

July 16. In the early hours of July 16, the Russian army shelled the Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region.

Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration, wrote this on Telegram.

"They struck the residential quarters of Nikopol with Grad MLRS. 12 five-storey apartment buildings, a school and a vocational school’s building were damaged," he wrote.

One woman was injured. She is now in the hospital. According to preliminary information, two people are under the rubble of destroyed apartment buildings. Rescuers are working at the scene.

In addition, Zelenodolsk, Apostolove and Shyroke communities in the Kryvyi Rih district came under fire. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported.

July 16. A Russian missile stuck a civilian object in Odesa city at night. "The rocket hit a civilian object," Suspilne Odesa reported with reference to the Operational Command South. No casualties were reported. Earlier, Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesperson of the Odesa regional governor, said in a Telegram post that as a result of enemy shelling, a fire broke out in Odesa at night. Rescuers are working at the scene.

July 16. Ukraine’s law enforcement officers have registered more than 23,300 crimes of aggression and war crimes committed by Russian military in Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion started.

The press service of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office said in a Telegram post.

In particular, according to the PGO, Russian military committed 23,370 crimes of aggression and war crimes, including violations of the laws and customs of war, planning, preparing or waging a war, war propaganda, and other crimes.

Law enforcement officers also registered 11,270 crimes against the national security, crimes related to the encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine.

In addition, The suspects in the main cases of the Russian aggression are 624 representatives of the military-political leadership of Russia, including ministers, lawmakers, military command, other officials, heads of law enforcement agencies, instigators of war and Kremlin propagandists.

July 15. The Russian invaders killed seven civilians and wounded 14 more in Donetsk region on July 15.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports.

“The Russians killed seven civilians in Donetsk region: two in Krasnohorivka, one each in Sloviansk, Avdiivka, Zakitne, Hirnyk, and Ostrivske. Another 14 people were wounded," he wrote.

One person, injured earlier in Luhansk region, died in Kostiantynivka.

He noted that it is currently impossible to determine the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

The regional governor also published a photo of the consequences of an enemy missile attack on Kramatorsk, where a shell landed in the central square.

July 15. Russian missile attacks on peaceful cities are proof of the genocide Russia is carrying out against Ukraine. According to statistics, 70% of enemy strikes target civilian objects across Ukraine. This was announced by the spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, Oleksandr Motuzianyk, who spoke on the air of a nationwide telethon.

"Yesterday's insidious criminal missile attack on the center of a peaceful city in Ukraine is yet another fact of Russia's absolutely proven genocide against Ukraine. This is the extermination of Ukrainians as a nation, this is an attempt to break the spirit of Ukrainians and lower the level of their resistance," the spokesman said.

Nearly 70% of Russian missile strikes hit peaceful targets - Ukraine’s defense ministry
The spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, Oleksandr Motuzianyk

He noted that only 30% of the total attacks by the Russian invaders engaged military targets, while the remaining 70% were deliberately inflicted on peaceful cities.

In this regard, Motuzianyk recalled Russian missile attacks on Mariupol, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, and other cities.

"Russia must be recognized as a terrorist state," the official emphasized.

According to the spokesman for the defense ministry, this terror can only be stopped militarily, by destroying the missiles that the Russian army fires at Ukrainian cities. Therefore, Ukraine needs modern air defense systems that would better protect Ukrainian skies.

Motuzianyk also noted that Ukraine is currently receiving modern weapons from the United States under the presidential program worth $40 billion, which must be spent by September-end. At the same time, according to the official, a visibly positive effect is expected of the lend-lease project as the nation will be able to choose the samples of weapons and military equipment required at any given moment.

"The kind of weapons we will need is, of course, determined by the General Staff. It is they who are working out the main plan for Ukraine's defense operation," Motuzianyk noted, adding that today Ukraine needs long-range artillery that allows destroying the enemy's logistics.

July 15. Russian troops fired on Bakhmut with multiple rocket launchers — there are casualties. One missile hit the city center, and two more hit a residential area.

July 15. The head of the Kharkiv oblast administration, Oleg Sinegubov, published photos of the consequences of rocket attacks on the city.

Rescuers extinguished the fire that occurred as a result of a morning rocket attack on the universities of Mykolaiv.

The mayor of Mykolaiv showed the consequences of the shelling of the pedagogical university.

"Community workers have already cleared the street of stones and various debris. Traffic on the street has been restored," the mayor informed.

The head of Mykolayiv oblast administration, Vitaly Kim, confirmed that 10 Russian missiles destroyed the Admiral Makarov National Shipbuilding University and the Sukhomlynskyi Mykolayiv National University.

Consequences of the shelling of one of Mykolaiv universities.

A Day of Mourning was declared in Vinnytsia after a rocket attack on the city center. The rocket explosion killed 23 people, including three children.

After the missile attack on Kharkiv on July 15, the police found fragments of a projectile, which probably belongs to the S-300 anti-aircraft missile complex.

July 14 As a result of a Russian missile attack on the center of Vinnytsia on Thursday, July 14, eight people were killed, including a child.

That’s according to a Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko, who broke the news on Telegram.

"Russian missiles hit the center of Vinnytsia. Eight dead, including a little child. There are also wounded. This is yet another crime of the occupiers in our peaceful city deep in the rear," he said.

As reported, on July 14, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Russian Federation launched missile strikes on the center of Vinnytsia. According to the Ukrainian leader, casualties were reported.

Chief of the National Police of Ukraine Ihor Klymenko reported on Facebook, citing preliminary data, that three Russian missiles hit a building with office premises. The strike caused a fire, which spread to a car parking lot nearby where nearly 50 vehicles were set ablaze.

The police have identified 19 of 23 people killed by Russian missile strikes on Vinnytsia.

The head of the National Police of Ukraine, Ihor Klymenko, said in a Facebook post, Ukrinform reports.

"The police have identified 19 of 23 people killed by rocket attacks on Vinnytsia. Among the victims of Russia are three children: a 4-year-old girl and two boys, 7 and 8," said Klymenko.

July 13. The enemy launched 28 MLRS strikes at various localities of Mykolayiv region.

"As of the morning, the enemy launched 28 MLRS strikes at various localities. As a result, a hospital and residential buildings were damaged. Moreover, Vitovsky district came under fire. According to preliminary information, five civilians were killed," Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office, posted on Telegram.

As reported, at 11:35 on July 12, Russian troops fired two rockets at Bashtanka, Mykolayiv region, killing a woman.

July 13. 14 people were injured after Russian rockets hit Zaporizhia city on July 13. The Prosecutor General’s Office said in a Telegram post.

"On July 13, the military of the aggressor country fired at the infrastructure of Zaporizhia. Rockets hit one of the industrial enterprises. According to preliminary data, 14 people were injured," the report reads.

Under the procedural guidance of the Zaporizhia Regional Prosecutor's Office, a pre-trial investigation has been launched as part of criminal proceedings on the violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

July 13. The death toll in a Russian missile attack against the town of Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region has increased to 48.

The Ukrainian State Emergency Service said this in a Telegram post.

"As of 19:00, during emergency rescue operations in a five-story residential building in Chasiv Yar, the body of a dead person was found. In total, the bodies of 48 dead people were found, including a child. Nine people were rescued from the rubble," the report said.

The rescue service noted that the work is ongoing.

Late on July 9, Russian invaders launched a rocket attack on a five-story residential building in Chasiv Yar, destroying two sections of the building.

July 12. Early in the morning of July 12, 2022, Russian troops launched several missile strikes on the city of Mykolaiv.

The relevant statement was made by Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych on Telegram.

According to witnesses, explosions were heard across all districts of the city. The Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense units were also working.

July 11. The death toll in missile strike launched by Russian troops on Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, has risen to 30 people. "Rescuers removed nine injured and 30 killed people from the rubble. The officers of the State Emergency Service cleared away 65% of the rubble, 170 tonnes of destroyed elements of the building. The works are ongoing," Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, posted on Telegram.

Tymoshenko specified that 56 rescuers and nine equipment units were involved in the works. In addition, two loaders, two mobile cranes, and a motor grader work on site. Two ambulances are on duty on site.

As reported, on the evening of July 9, Russian invaders struck a 5-story residential building in the town of Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, by Uragan missiles. Two entrances to the house were completely destroyed.e.

July 11. Thirty-one people, including two children aged 4 and 16, were injured in Russia's shelling of Kharkiv early on Monday, July 11.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"As of now, 31 people have been injured in the morning shelling of Kharkiv by the Russian occupiers. All of them have been taken to medical institutions. Among them are two children aged 4 and 16. Three people died," Syniehubov said.

Early on July 11, Russian invaders used Smerch multiple rocket launcher to shell Kharkiv. According to preliminary information, ten rockets hit the city. As of 11:30, it was reported that three people had been killed and 28 injured in the attack.

July 11. Since the full-scale invasion, Russia has committed more than 22,500 war crimes and crimes of aggression against Ukraine.

This was reported by the Prosecutor General's Office on Telegram.

According to the latest data, Russian aggressors committed 22,504 crimes of aggression and war crimes. Of them, 21,677 are related to violations of the laws and customs of war, 73 – to planning, preparing, initiating, or waging war, 21 – to propaganda of war, and 733 other crimes.

Also, 10,922 crimes against national security were recorded. Of them, 7,606 are related to encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine’s borders, 1,283 – to treason, 1,534 – to collaboration with the enemy, 87 – to assistance to the aggressor power, 64 – to sabotage, and 348 other crimes.

July 11. As a result of a Russian missile strike in the early hours of July 11, a six-storey apartment block in the central part of Kharkiv was partially destroyed.

This was reported by the Suspilne public broadcaster with reference to the State Emergency Service.

The search and rescue operation is underway at the scene of the strike. An elderly woman is known to have been rescued from under the rubble.

It is noted that the air-raid siren in the area went off at 00:23. The first explosion rocked the city at 3:32, with a total of three blasts having been recorded.

July 10. The Russian army has shelled the Synelnykove district in the Dnipropetrovsk region using multiple launch rocket systems.

The main directorate of the State Emergency Service in the Dnipropetrovsk region said this on its Facebook page.

"The Synelnykove district came under enemy fire. The aggressor hit the Velykomykhailivka community using multiple rocket launchers. In one of the villages, a hay storage facility and a tractor caught fire in the yard of a private house. The blaze was put out," the post reads.

According to preliminary information, there are no casualties. The extent of the destruction is being clarified.

July 10. In the city of Melitopol, Zaporizhia region, where the Ukrainian Armed Forces recently destroyed an enemy military base, Russian invaders place weapon stocks in residential areas and hinder the opening of evacuation corridors for civilians. Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov addressed the issue on the air of the national telethon, Ukrinform reports.

"If there’s such an opportunity, people should leave the occupied city. According to the latest data, some 60,000 to 70,000 people remained in the city. Unfortunately, there is no mass evacuation going on because the ruscists do not consent to evacuation as they need residents to remain in the city to provide cover for them, as a human shield. It is possible to evacuate by private transport or with the help of volunteers. The trip takes from 10 to 24 hours. Once every three days, our ministries, the President’s Office, file an appeal with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation with a demand to open a green corridor and set up an agreed evacuation convoy, but the Russians don’t agree to this," the official said. Fedorov is sure that it is dangerous to remain in Melitopol today. The humanitarian crisis is unfolding, while the invaders have taken over local power networks where no dispatchers are currently available.

"We clearly understand that once an accident occurs, the city will face a blackout," he said.

Earlier it was reported that there has been no gas supply in Melitopol since Saturday after the gas main was damaged by enemy shelling.

July 10. In Chasiv Yar city, the Donetsk region, five wounded people and bodies of six dead were retrieved from under the rubble of a 5-story building, which was hit by Russian missiles. The search continues.

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko said in a Telegram post.

“The rescue operation is ongoing. Five wounded people and bodies of six dead have been removed from under the rubble," the report says.

Kyrylenko noted that 34 people, including a 9-year-old child, may remain under the rubble. Two entrances were completely destroyed in the residential building, which was hit by missiles fired by Russians from Uragan MLRS last night. Rescuers continue working at the site.

July 10. At night, the Russians fired rockets at Slobidsky and Osnovyansky districts of Kharkiv city, injuring a 62-year-old man and destroying an educational institution.

"According to the investigation data, at about 03:30 on July 10, 2022, the occupiers fired rockets at Slobidsky and Osnovyansky districts of Kharkiv. The first rocket hit the territory of an educational institution, destroying it. Another rocket hit the territory of a private house. A 62-year-old resident was injured," the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office posted on Telegram.

In addition, the territory of a children's health resort located nearby was partially damaged.

Currently, primary investigation is ongoing, the data are being clarified. A pre-trial investigation was launched over the violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

July 10. Russia has killed 347 Ukrainian children and injured more than 648 children since the start of the full-scale invasion.

"More than 995 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation in our country. As of the morning of July 10, 2022, the official number of killed children did not change over the past day: 347. The number of injured children increased: more than 648," the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram. It is emphasized that the figures are not final as efforts are ongoing to establish casualties in the areas of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

"Most children were affected in Donetsk region – 348, Kharkiv region – 187, Kyiv region – 116, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 61, Mykolaiv region – 53, Kherson region – 52, Zaporizhzhia region – 31. On July 9, as a result of yet another Russian attack on residential buildings in Kharkiv city center, a 12-year-old girl was injured," the Prosecutor General's Office added.

As reported, the Russian invaders have killed 100 Ukrainian athletes and coaches, four more have been injured, and 22 are held captive.

July 9. As a result of the shelling of Kryvyi Rih by the Russian occupiers, a kindergarten worker and a 20-year-old athlete were killed. This is reported by the press service of the Dnipropetrovsk Prosecutor's Office.

"On the morning of July 9, 2022, the enemy army of the Russian Federation launched a rocket attack with prohibited cluster munitions on one of the districts of the city of Kryvyi Rih. As a result of the enemy attack, a 41-year-old woman died on the spot. A 20-year-old athlete and her father, who were training on the sports field, received multiple shrapnel wounds and were hospitalized. The girl died in the intensive care unit of the hospital from injuries incompatible with life," the message reads. High-rise buildings, premises of a school, a kindergarten and cars of citizens were damaged.

There are no military facilities in this area, the prosecutor's office said.

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July 9. Russian forces fired missiles at three communities in the Sumy region early on Saturday.

Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, head of the regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"The night of July 9 was quiet, but the morning began with shelling. After seven o'clock in the morning, a Russian helicopter fired two rockets at the Bilopillia community. At half past seven, five rockets fired from a multiple launch rocket system hit the Khotin community. At around 07:45, a Russian helicopter shelled the Myropillia community," he wrote.

Information about victims and destruction is being clarified.

On July 8, the enemy shelled the Sumy region 18 times. Five communities of the region came under fire. A farmer in the Krasnopillia community was injured.

July 9. In the morning of July 9, 2022, Russian troops opened fire on Kryvyi Rih’s Inhuletskyi District with the Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).

The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Valentyn Reznichenko on Telegram.

“The enemy continues to terrorize our cities and villages. This morning Russian troops have opened fire on Kryvyi Rih’s Inhuletskyi District. The enemy deliberately struck the residential areas with the Grad MLRS. A 41-year-old woman was killed, and two more civilians with shrapnel wounds were taken to hospital. A school and several houses were damaged. A car parked nearby burnt down,” Reznichenko wrote.

A reminder that, on July 8, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky paid a working visit to Dnipropetrovsk Region’s Kryvyi Rih District to hold a meeting on the operational situation.

July 8. In the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk oblast, a woman died as a result of night shelling and a direct hit to a private house, the mayor of the city, Vadym Lyakh, said.

July 8. UNESCO understands that the Ukrainian culture is an important part of world heritage. This was noted by the Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tkachenko, on Telegram as he spoke about the meeting with the delegation of the UNESCO Secretariat, where the terms of cooperation were discussed.

"Before the war, we never dreamed of such a pace in resolving issues and a mode of assistance. UNESCO is well aware that the culture of Ukraine is an important part of the world's cultural heritage," Tkachenko said.

He added that during the meeting the parties discussed "the creation of a digital platform of the cultural heritage of Ukraine, initiated by the ministry.

"Also, according to the minister, the parties raised the issue of "the possibility of granting the immovable heritage objects of Ukraine Enhanced Protection status and automatic recognition of the destruction of cultural heritage objects by the occupiers as a war crime."

Tkachenko noted that the Ministry and UNESCO agreed on active cooperation in identifying and documenting Russian war crimes on the territory of Ukraine, joining efforts in the field of preservation of Ukrainian cultural monuments, as well as on the creation in the future of a "special fund under the UNESCO auspices to finance cultural sphere of Ukraine both now and post war."

July 8. The Russians have completely stopped the water supply in occupied Mariupol, said Petro Andryushchenko, the city mayorʼs advisor. The occupiers say that the official reason is repair work.

But according to Andryushchenko, in reality the power grids could not withstand the heat. Due to the blackout, the only pumping station in the city does not work.

July 8. Five civilians were killed as a result of enemy strikes on Bakhmut and Siversk on July 7-8. The criminal proceedings were initiated.

"According to the investigation data, on July 7-8, 2022, Siversk and Bakhmut came under heavy fire opened by the Russian army. After the strikes, five civilians died in the intensive care unit of the hospital. Three people, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured by the occupiers' shells. He is currently in critical condition in the hospital. Civilians' houses and cars were damaged," the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram.

Currently, primary investigative actions are conducted to find out all the circumstances of the crime.

As of July 8, 2022, Russia committed 22,123 crimes of aggression and war crimes against Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. Of these, 21,307 crimes are related to violations of the laws and customs of war.

July 7. In Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk region, the Russians steal the property of local residents, plunging the city into a humanitarian disaster.

"Every day, the National Police receives about fifty reports on destroyed housing in Luhansk region. IDPs find out that they have nowhere to return from their neighbors, who had been deported by the Russians, or from those, who had previously left for the occupied territory and now visited their hometowns and villages. For example, 80 percent of housing in Sievierodonetsk was destroyed or damaged," Serhiy Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, posted on Facebook.

According to him, some people try to return to take away their belongings. However, after paying a big sum to an illegal carrier, these people often find an empty apartment, even if it not damaged.

"After entering the city, the Russians first deported part of the local population, took away the keys, and then began to steal everything they saw. They drive trucks to apartment blocks. If the furniture is good, they take it away. Now it's not just about household appliances," Haidai emphasized.

July 7. The Russian invaders killed six civilians and injured 21 more in Donetsk region.

"On July 7, the Russians killed six civilian residents of Donetsk region: in Kramatorsk, Slovyansk, Avdiivka, Siversk, Pokrovske, and Orlivka. Another 21 people were injured," Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

According to the released infographics, since the beginning of the full-scale war in Donetsk region, the Russians have killed 583 and injured 1,517 civilians.

July 7. Three people were killed and five were injured due to shelling in the Nemyshlyansky district of Kharkiv.

Oleg Sinegubov, the head of the oblast military administration, reported, that the occupantsʼ fire had destroyed residential buildings, garages, containers and outbuildings.

In total , four people were killed and nine were injured in the Kharkiv oblast during the day.

July 7. The military forces of the Russian Federation destroy villages with civilian residents by artillery in order to reach the administrative border of Luhansk region.

"They are firing incessantly all types of heavy weapons on Bilohorivka and Zolotarivka. Tube and rocket artillery is used. They [Russians] hit houses, every building they see as a possible fortification. In order to advance, they don't count their losses and don't feel sorry for the residents of the region," Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai posted on Facebook.

The fact that civilians die in their houses and yards does not stop the Russian troops, he added.

The situation is similar in the localities of Donetsk region which neighbor Luhansk region.

"But our armed forces hold the fort. Much was said, allegedly that Russians encircled us in Lysychansk, propaganda mouthpieces even talked about several cauldrons. I would like to emphasize that our troops retreated from Lysychansk in a centralized manner. Even those fighters, who covered the retreat, inflicted significant losses on the Russians," the head of Luhansk region emphasized.

July 7. On Thursday evening, fires broke out in four different areas in Kharkiv as a result of Russian shelling. The State Emergency Service reported this on Telegram.

On July 7, after 17:00, the State Emergency Service received calls to four addresses at once following the enemy shelling of a residential quarter and a private sector in Kharkiv's Nemyshlianskyi district. Rescuers extinguished the fires.

According to preliminary data, three civilians were killed and two were injured.

As reported, on the evening of July 7, the Russian military struck one of Kharkiv's districts. According to preliminary reports, the invaders used multiple rocket launchers.

July 7. The enemy constantly shells the city of Avdiivka in the Donetsk region. Casualties have been reported in the past 24 hours.

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko said in a Telegram post.

"Avdiivka is under shelling 24 hours a day. Since yesterday evening, Russians have shelled the city more than 10 times [...] It is already known about one dead and two wounded persons, but the final figures have yet to be determined, as well as the extent of the destruction," the head of the region wrote.

According to him, the invaders, as always, hit the civilian infrastructure: a hospital, residential quarters, a bus depot, as well as a coke and chemical plant.

Kyrylenko once again called on the residents of the city to evacuate from Avdiivka, because it is dangerous to remain there.

As reported, Russia constantly shells, killing and injuring citizens, destroying the civilian infrastructure of populated areas of the region.

July 7. Ukraine’s law enforcement officers have registered 21,897 crimes of aggression and war crimes committed by Russian military in Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

In particular, according to the PGO, Russian military committed 21,897 crimes of aggression and war crimes, of which 21,093 were violations of laws and customs of war.

Law enforcement officers also registered 10,727 crimes against the national security, including 7,510 crimes related to the encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine.

In addition, 623 unified cases related to the Russian aggression in Ukraine were registered.

As Ukrinform reported, according to data provided by the PGO, 347 children have been killed and over 646 have been injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

July 7. The information about the terror in Luhansk region, in particular in Kreminna city, is coming more and more often. "Everyone knows that the Russians persecute local residents with pro-Ukrainian views or those who simply refuse to cooperate with the occupiers. In Kreminna, terror has reached such a level that people are shot dead in the streets. Local collaborators help the occupiers as they hint at people with a pro-Ukrainian stance, indicate their exact addresses," Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai posted on Facebook.

Those who do not want to go to work are forced to do so by threats. For example, this concerns people dealing with administration or economy.

July 7. The Russian troops struck 16 localities in Donetsk region over the past day. Casualties were reported.

"The police documented 28 enemy strikes on 16 localities. The Russians fired S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, Uragan, Grad MLRS, artillery, and tanks at the population," the National Police of Ukraine posted on Facebook.

Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Bakhmut, Toretsk, Zhelanne, Vesela Dolyna, Kalynove, Karlivka, Karpivka, Klishchiyivka, Kodema, Lastochkyne, Maksymilyanivka, Netaylove, Pervomayske, and Solovyove came under fire.

Forty-seven civilian objects were destroyed: 27 residential buildings, including four apartment blocks, a school, a kindergarten, a technical school, a college, a hospital, a social service center, an administrative building, and a transformer.

The National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings under Art. 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

July 7. Eighteen people were injured in Russian shelling of the Mykolaiv region in the past 24 hours.

Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council Hanna Zamazeyeva said this in a Telegram post.

"The occupiers continue shelling the Mykolaiv region. Settlements of Bashtanka and Mykolaiv districts came under shelling. Attacks were recorded in Ochakiv, Shyroke, Bereznehuvate, Pervomaiske, Kutsurub and Halytsynove communities. Overall, 18 people were injured in the Mykolaiv region over the past day," Zamazeyeva wrote.

July 6. In Kharkiv, a security guard was killed in the university building, shelled by Russian invaders overnight Wednesday.

This was reported on Telegram by the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office.

"The investigation has learned that on July 6, at around 1 a.m., the military of the aggressor power shelled the Kyivsky district of Kharkiv. As a result of the shelling, the building of a local higher education facility suffered significant damage. A security guard, 40, was killed," the statement reads.

A pre-trial inquiry has been launched into the violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Police officers and prosecutors inspected the scene as a joint team. The case will later be forwarded to the Security Service (SBU) Office in Kharkiv region.

Memo. The Russian forces opened fire from the territory of Russia’s Belgorod region at the Novobavarskyi, Kyivskyi, and Osnovyanskyi districts of Kharkiv. The university building and part of the administrative premises were destroyed in the attack.

Over the past day, three people, including a two-year-old toddler, were injured by Russian shelling across Kharkiv region.

July 6. A total of 346 children have been killed and over 645 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

“As of July 6, 2022, over 991 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile prosecutors, a total of 346 children were killed and over 645 injured,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (346), Kharkiv Region (186), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (61), Mykolaiv Region (53), Kherson Region (52) and Zaporizhzhia Region (31).

A 4-year-old girl was seriously injured in Russia’s shelling of Bakhmut, Donetsk Region, on July 3, 2022 and later died.

On July 5, 2022, a 2-year-old boy was injured in Russia’s shelling of Pechenihy, Kharkiv Region.

A reminder that, on February 24, 2022, Russia started a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops are shelling and destroying the key infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, firing at Ukrainian cities and villages with artillery, multiple launch rocket systems and ballistic missiles.

July 5. Russian troops extensively shelled Mykolaiv Region, leaving two civilians killed, military and civilian objects destroyed.

The relevant statement was made by Mykolaiv Regional State Administration on Facebook.

“Mykolaiv District. At about 11:20 a.m., July 5, 2022, one civilian was killed in Russia’s shelling of the village of Zasillia in the Pervomaisk community. At 02:20 a.m., July 6, 2022, the village of Nechaiane came under enemy fire. According to the preliminary data, one more civilian was killed,” the report states.

In addition, on July 5, 2022, Russian invaders opened fire on the aquatic areas in the Ochakiv community. In the Kutsurub community, dry grass caught fire as a result of Russia’s shelling. Two power transmission towers between settlements were damaged. Crop fields caught fire in the Pervomaisk community’s village of Kvitneve.

The Shyroke community came under enemy fire in the morning and in the afternoon of July 5, 2022. One residential house was destroyed, one more damaged, and a tractor burnt down.

In the Bereznehuvate community, Russian invaders are opening fire on settlements all over the demarcation line. The data on casualties and damage are yet to be checked.

According to the Main Department of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service in Mykolaiv Region, as Russian projectiles and their fragments hit military and civilian objects in Mykolaiv Region on July 5, 2022, four fires broke out.

July 5. One person has been killed and seven others injured by today's massive shelling by the Russian invaders of the city of Sloviansk.

The Sloviansk city civil-military administration said this in a Telegram post, referring to Vadym Liakh, head of the civil-military administration.

"According to preliminary data, today's massive shelling of the city killed one person and injured seven others. [...] Due to the strikes, the central market caught fire. The central district of the city, the Varshava, Pivnichnyi and Slovkurort neighborhoods were also affected. The extent of the damage is being determined," the statement reads.

Russian troops launched a massive attack on Sloviansk on July 3, killing six people and injuring 15 more. Up to 15 fires broke out in the city.

Some 144 civilians were evacuated from the city on July 5, including 20 children.

Russian troops have been constantly shelling the Donetsk region, killing and injuring citizens, destroying the civilian infrastructure of populated areas in the region.

July 5. Russian forces have shelled the area near the village of Bleshnia, Chernihiv region. Viacheslav Chaus, head of the Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"The enemy continues shelling border areas in the Chernihiv region! An hour ago, the Russians shelled the area near the village of Bleshnia (Semenivka community). We have 40 explosions (they probably fired from multiple launch rocket systems) and 10 explosions probably caused by artillery fire. So far there are no casualties or destruction," the statement said.

July 5. Ukrainian law enforcement officers are investigating Russia’s missile strike on Sumy Region’s Shostka, which destroyed a local enterprise and caused damage to over 100 flats. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

The pre-trial investigation was opened over the violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

At 04:00 a.m., July 5, 2022, the Russian military launched a missile attack on civil infrastructure in the city of Shostka, using the means of warfare prohibited by the international law.

As a result, a private enterprise was destroyed, and the light motor vehicles parked within its area were damaged. At least 24 residential high-rise buildings were damaged by a blast wave.

July 5. In the morning of July 5, Russian troops fired two rockets at the city of Shostka, the Sumy region. Mayor Mykola Noha posted on his Facebook page. "This morning at around 04:00, the ruscists fired two rockets at our community! The fire was extinguished! The commission is working to clarify the damages!" he wrote. Earlier, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, said that on July 4, Russians fired rockets at a school in the Esman community. Four people were injured. The Bilopollia community came under rocket attack. The enemy also dropped a grenade from the drone. After 21:00, fire from mortars and self-propelled guns continued. At least two people were injured.

July 5. In the morning of July 5, Russian invaders launched a rocket attack on Mykolaiv and continued to shell communities in the region.

The press service of the Mykolaiv Regional State Administration said this in a Facebook post.

"In the morning of July 5, the occupiers fired rockets at Mykolaiv. Rescuers, medics, emergency teams and utility workers are already working at the scene. Details are being clarified," the report says.

In addition, this morning Russian troops shelled Inhulska, Bereznehuvatska, Bashtanska, Shyrokivska communities and the village of Lymany in Halytsynivska community.

July 5. Russia hit one of the educational institutions of the Saltiv district in Kharkiv with missiles at 2 a.m. The building was partially destroyed, the rocket left a gap in the territory. There was one security guard on the territory, there were no casualties.

July 4. The lack of water is currently the main problem of Mariupol, no more than 3% of residents have access to it, informed Petro Andryushchenko, adviser to the mayor of Mariupol.

People are forced to travel kilometers to reach water collection points, where there are huge queues. Residents collect water everywhere, including sewage wells, where water appeared after experiments with water supply.

July 4. Russian troops continue to shell the border regions of Sumy Oblast. A water tower, a school and other economic buildings were damaged by the shelling. Six people were injured.

July 4. In the 130 days since the beginning of the war, 7,421 couples got married in Kyiv, Mykola Povoroznyk, Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration, reported.

During this period, 4,353 babies were born in the capital: 2,297 boys and 2,056 girls. Among the newborns there are 85 twins.

July 3. Russian troops have launched 24 strikes on the Donetsk region and shelled 18 settlements in the past day.

That's according to the Donetsk region police, Ukrinform reports.

The enemy shelled Kramatorsk, Dobropillia, Kostiantynivka, Bakhmut, Sloviansk, Soledar, Siversk, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Cherkaske, Semyhiria, Orlivka, Novomykolaivka, Khrestyshche, Vesela Dolyna, Ivankivske, Pervomaiske, and Tonenke.

Russian forces used S-300 air defense systems, aircraft, Grad, Uragan, Smerch, Tornado-S MLRS, and artillery.

Civilian casualties were recorded. Among the victims are small children. They were provided with medical assistance.

Some 31 civilian objects were destroyed - 12 residential buildings, including four apartment blocks, three schools, factories, an electric substation, a farm, a customs office, a cultural center, etc.

The police and Ukraine's SBU State Security Service opened criminal proceedings under Article 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

July 3. Law enforcement officers have opened criminal proceedings over today's morning shelling of Kharkiv.

That's according to the press service of the regional prosecutor's office, Ukrinform reports.

Under the procedural guidance of the Novobavarska District Prosecutor's Office of Kharkiv, a pre-trial investigation has been launched as part of criminal proceedings on the violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

According to the investigation, on July 3, at 04:00, the Russian military launched a missile attack on the Novobavarsky district of Kharkiv.

The missile hit the territory of a private house, wounding a 54-year-old woman.

July 3. A total of 31,321 crimes have been registered in Ukraine by law enforcement officers as part of the Russian invasion.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“A total of 20,940 crimes of aggression and war crimes committed by the Russian military have been registered, namely 20,165 crimes related to the breaking of laws and customs of war, 73 crimes related to planning, preparing for, starting and waging an aggressive war, 19 crimes related to the propaganda of war and 683 other crimes,” the report states.

In addition, law enforcement officers registered 10,381 crimes against national security, including 7,282 crimes related to the encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 1,231 crimes related to state treason, 1,403 crimes related to collaborative activities, 78 crimes related to the assistance to the aggressor state, 64 crimes related to sabotage and 323 other crimes.

July 2. A civilian was injured in Russian strikes at the town of Derhachi, Kharkiv region.

"As a result of the enemy shelling during the day, one civilian was injured in Derhachi," Vyacheslav Zadorenko, head of Derhachi territorial community, posted on Facebook.

Zadorenko informed that today, July 2, Russian troops had fired artillery and mortars at Derhachi, Bezruky, Slatyne, Prudianka, Tsupivka, Dementiyivka, Pytomnyk, and Ruska Lozova. The invaders launched airstrikes near Prudianka, and also opened fire from tanks on Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Dementiyivka, Tsupivka, and Slatyne.

As reported, over the past week, Russian troops launched 40 strikes on the localities of Kharkiv region, using rockets, aviation bombs, artillery, and mortars.

July 2. Russian invaders opened fire from Smerch multiple rocket launchers on Kramatorsk, Donetsk region.

"Evening occupiers’ attack on Kramatorsk. Two shells of Smerch MLRS. They did not explode, bomb technicians work," the Kramatorsk City Council posted on Telegram.

According to preliminary information, no casualties were reported. As reported, Russian troops struck Pavlohrad, Dnipropetrovsk region, on Saturday.

July 2. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine and IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi have reached a full understanding that it is impossible to ensure the safety of the agency's mission at the Zaporizhia NPP while it remains occupied by the Russian military.

That’s according to the agency’s statement issued by the press services.

"At the meeting with IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, a mutual understanding was reached that it is not possible to ensure the safety of the IAEA mission to the Zaporizhia NPP, in the conditions of the NPP’s occupation by Russian troops. The only solution that can ensure the safe operation of the NPP is its complete de-occupation and return to Ukraine’s control. The parties agreed to do everything possible to achieve this goal," the statement reads.

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station

The inspection also drew Mr. Grossi's attention to the fact that Russia, in its presentation posted on the closed website of the United Convention on June 29, 2022, indicated the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as constituent part of the Russian Federation.

"Such actions on the part of the Russian Federation are an attempt to legitimize the annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, which contradicts a number of resolutions of the UN General Assembly. The Director General of the IAEA supported Ukraine's position on the said issue," the regulator added.

As reported, the Zaporizhia NPP has been temporarily occupied by Russian troops since March 4. Representatives of Russia’s nuclear operator Rosatom have also been illegally staying at the ZNPP site for a substantial period of time. Currently, there are about 500 Russian soldiers, heavy equipment, tanks, and explosives at the station.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Energoatom experts restored contact, previously lost between the ZNPP and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

July 2. The Russian army continues to employ "inaccurate" air-launched anti-ship missiles in a secondary land attack role, likely because of dwindling stockpiles of more accurate modern weapons.

According to the UK Ministry of Defense said this in its latest intelligence update published on Twitter.

The ministry said that analysis of CCTV footage shows the missile that impacted the Kremenchuk shopping center on June 27 was highly likely a Kh-32, "an upgraded version of the Soviet era Kh-22 ."

"Although the Kh-32 has several performance improvements over the Kh-22, it is still not optimized to accurately strike ground targets, especially in an urban environment. This greatly increases the likelihood of collateral damage when targeting built up areas," the ministry said.

According to the report, further strikes on June 30 in the Odesa region likely involved Kh-22 missiles. "These weapons are even less accurate and unsuitable for precision strikes and have almost certainly repeatedly caused civilian casualties in recent weeks," the report said.

The ministry also said that Russian forces continue to achieve minor advances around Lysychansk, with air and artillery strikes continuing in the district. "Ukrainian forces probably continue to block Russian forces in the south-eastern outskirts of Lysychansk," the statement said.

July 2. At least five people were injured, including a child, as a result of Russian shelling and an airstrike targeting the city of Bakhmut, a

This is reported by Ukrinform with reference to the head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko.

"In the morning, Russian artillery shelled the city and later in the afternoon, an air strike hit the city. A child, 11, is among the wounded," the statement says.

July 1. Russian military aircraft dropped phosphorus bombs on Zmiinyi Island. The Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valeriy Zaluzhny, said this in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports.

“The leadership of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation does not even adhere to its own statements, which declare a ‘gesture of goodwill’. Today, at around 18:00, from the Belbek airfield, two Su-30 aircraft of the Air Force of the Russian Federation twice launched air strikes using phosphorus bombs on Zmiinyi Island, where they allegedly ‘completed their tasks’,” Zaluzhny wrote.

He stressed that everyone who talks about agreements with Russia should know these facts.

July 1. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Russian forces fired an anti-ship cruise missile at a residential building in the resort village of Serhiivka, Odesa region, and the strike was targeted.

The head of state said this at a joint briefing with Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in Kyiv on Friday, July 1, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"Today, the Russian army launched another brutal missile attack. A Russian missile was a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, by the way. It hit an ordinary residential building in the Odesa region, in the village of Serhiivka. Such Kh-22 missiles were created to hit aircraft carriers and other large warships, but the Russian army used them against an ordinary nine-story building with ordinary civilians," Zelensky said.

He emphasized that this was not a single and accidental strike.

"This was a targeted Russian missile attack, Russian terror against our cities, villages, our people - adults and children. They [the Russians] don't care," Zelensky said.

In general, according to him, Russia used about 3,000 missiles against Ukraine since it started its all-out invasion of the country in late February.

"Such brutal Russian actions only underline how correct are the decisions of our partners in terms of providing support to Ukraine, first of all, defensive support," Zelensky said.

In the early hours of July 1, the Russian army attacked the village of Serhiivka, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi district, Odesa region. The missiles hit a nine-story residential building and a recreation center. So far, the death toll has reached 21 people.

July 1. At least 343 children have been killed and 635 have been injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began in late February. The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports.

"More than 978 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. According to the official information provided by juvenile prosecutors, 343 children have been killed and more than 635 have been injured,” the report says.

Most casualties were recorded in the Donetsk region (339), Kharkiv region (185), Kyiv region (116), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (61), Mykolaiv region (53), Kherson region (52), and Zaporizhzhia region (31).In addition, Russia's daily air and artillery strikes damaged 2,102 educational institutions across Ukraine. Of which, 215 were completely destroyed.

As Ukrinform reported, at least 4,731 civilians have been killed since the beginning of Russia's all-out invasion of Ukraine, and the actual figures are considerably higher as it is difficult to establish them due to the fighting.

Read more: Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (June)
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