Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (August)

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Rescuers evacuate an elderly woman from a house on Obolon in Kyiv, where a Russian projectile hit. Pavlo Petrov / "Babel"
Rescuers evacuate an elderly woman from a house on Obolon in Kyiv, where a Russian projectile hit. Pavlo Petrov / "Babel"

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, in July - here

Read more: Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (February-April)

August 31. During the day, Russian aggressors shelled three communities of Sumy region, firing more than half a hundred shells and mines.

"More than fifty mines and shells were fired at us from the Russian side," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Facebook.

After 15:00, Bilopillia community came under mortar fire, 28 explosions were recorded.

The Russians fired eight mines at Shalyhine community.

At 18:00, Krasnopillia community was struck with tube artillery, 15 explosions were recorded.

According to Zhyvytskyy, no casualties or destructions were reported.

As reported, on August 28, Russian aggressors shelled six communities of Sumy region.

August 31. On August 31, the Russian military attacked three districts of Dnipropetrovsk region.

"During the day, the aggressor has been striking Kryvyi Rih, Synelnykove, and Nikopol districts of Dnipropetrovsk region. A boy died due to careless handling of munitions," the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration posted on Telegram.

Zelenodolsk community in Kryvyi Rih district came under enemy attack, a residential building was damaged. People were not injured.

In Synelnykove district, the enemy hit Velykomykhaylivka community. In Nikopol district, Nikopol town and Chervonohryhorivka community were struck. No casualties have been reported so far. The information about the destruction is being clarified.

August 31. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 230 children are reported missing as of August 31.

The Prosecutor General's Office released such data with reference to the "Children of War" state portal.

According to published data, 230 children went missing, 7,297 children were deported. At the same time, 5,177 children were already found and 53 children were returned.

It is noted that more than 1,114 children were affected in Ukraine due to Russia’s full-scale invasion.

"As of the morning of August 31, 2022, the official number of children killed did not change over the past day – 379. The data on the injured did not change either – more than 735," reads the report.

According to the Prosecutor General's Office, these numbers are not final as efforts are ongoing to establish casualties in the areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

Most children were affected in Donetsk region – 388, Kharkiv region – 202, Kyiv region – 116, Chernihiv region – 68, Mykolaiv region – 67, Luhansk region – 61, Kherson region – 55, Zaporizhzhia region – 46.

The armed forces of the Russian Federation already damaged a total of 2,328 educational institutions, of which 289 were completely destroyed.

As reported, the occupying power in the temporarily captured territories forces parents to send children to school, threatening to take them away from their families.

August 30. In its statement, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has urged the international community to recognize the mass execution of Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs) in Donetsk Region’s Olenivka as a terrorist attack and Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.

A total of 316 Members of Parliament voted in favor of relevant resolution No. 7627, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to the website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine addressed the United Nations, the European Union, the European Council, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Parliaments and Governments of NATO member states, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), condemning the cynical killing of the Ukrainian POWs, the defenders of Mariupol, which was committed by Russia in Olenivka on the night of July 29, 2022.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine urged the UN and the ICRC, which acted as the guarantors of the life and safety of Ukrainian POWs, to immediately send an inspection mission to the Olenivka correctional facility, which is situated within the temporarily occupied area of Donetsk Region and, in cooperation with the OSCE, to take measures in order to constantly monitor the confinement conditions of all the Ukrainian POWs.

In addition, Parliament called on the UN, the ICRC and MSF to make every effort to unconditionally release female medics from Russian captivity, including pregnant and wounded women.

The Verkhovna Rada also urged the international institutions to intensify efforts to ensure the exchange and return of the Ukrainian POWs, the defenders of Mariupol, to Ukraine, as Ukraine’s only efforts do not produce the necessary results in this regard.

Parliament insists that the international community recognize Russia’s actions against Ukrainian POWs in Olenivka as a terrorist attack and Russia as a terrorist state, and increase pressure on the Russian Federation and its partner countries that support the terrorist regime.

August 30. Russian troops have shelled Kharkiv using artillery for the second time in a day, with the city's Kyivsky district being under attack.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said this on the Telegram messaging app.

According to him, enemy shelling caused a fire in an apartment building.

"Artillery shelling of the Kyivsky district. Several strikes. A fire in a high-rise building," Terekhov wrote.

Earlier reports said that four people had been killed and 11 others injured after Russian forces shelled the Shevchenkivsky district of Kharkiv at around 10:00 on August 30. According to the city administration, a kindergarten and residential buildings were damaged. According to the regional prosecutor's office, Russian troops used Pion guns with a range of up to 47 km.

August 30. In Mariupol, which was temporarily captured by Russian troops, due to the large number of people, the representatives of the Red Cross Society tried to cancel the delivery of humanitarian aid, which led to a "hunger riot" of the cityʼs residents.

"Mariupol. Park named after Gurov. The first real hunger riot. Due to the fact that there is no humanitarian worker from the occupiers, the only source of food for many remains the humanitarian worker from the Red Cross. But due to too many people, the Red Cross tried to cancel the distribution. There was a real riot. And this is just the beginning. The occupiers are pushing people to the limit of survival," said Petro Andryushchenko, adviser to the mayor of Mariupol.

August 30. One person has been killed and one more injured by the latest Russian shelling of Mykolaiv.

Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych said this in a Telegram post.

"There are casualties as a result of the latest shelling. So far, we know of one dead and one wounded," he wrote.

He also urged the residents of the city to be as careful as possible and not to leave their homes without an urgent need.

On August 29, Russian forces shelled Mykolaiv, damaging infrastructure and residential buildings in the city. Two people were killed and 24 others were injured by the shelling.

August 30. Russian invaders shelled an evacuation base of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society in Sloviansk, Donetsk region.

The Sloviansk military administration reported this on Telegram, referring to an employee of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, Taras Logginov.

“The Russians fired at the evacuation base of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society in Sloviansk. The enemy attack from 152 mm artillery took place on Monday, August 29. Four shells struck the facility. The building was destroyed, three vehicles were damaged. Fortunately, none of the volunteers were injured," the report says.

According to Logginov, since April 18, the base had been used to accommodate the team engaged in the evacuation of sick and wounded people. Volunteers also delivered food and hygiene kits, tarpaulin and polyethylene for house repairs, blankets, medicines and drinking water for local residents.

“On all maps, this place is marked as a building of the Red Cross. The Russian command knew that there were no military facilities either at the base itself or in the vicinity," the organization's employee clarified.

He also added that volunteers will continue to evacuate civilians using the equipment that remained.

August 29. The number of people injured by Russian missile strikes on Mykolaiv on Monday afternoon has increased to 24. Vitaliy Kim, the head of the Mykolaiv regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports. "24 wounded and two dead," Kim wrote.

On August 29, Russian invaders hit Mykolaiv again, with 12 rockets striking the city. Private houses in the city's Inhulsky district were damaged.

August 30. The occupiers launched rocket attacks on Kryvorizkyi and Dniprovskyi districts of Dnipropetrovsk region.

The Nikopolskyi district was shelled with "Grad"s and heavy artillery.

In Nikopol, the bus station, shops and childrenʼs library were damaged. Two power transmission lines are disabled. One has already been included, the other is being repaired. Currently, up to 500 families are left without electricity.

In the Chervonohryhorivska community, the Russians targeted a residential area. A 50-year-old woman was injured in the village of Kamyanske. She is being treated at home. One house was destroyed, up to 10 houses were damaged. Electric grids and gas pipelines were affected.

August 29. Satellites took fresh pictures of the Zaporizhzhia NPP. They show the results of the shelling of the roof of the special building of the station. The occupiers blamed the Armed Forces for this.

August 29. The mayor of Kharkiv, Ihor Terekhov, reported on the shelling by the Russians of the cityʼs Kyivskyi district.

"They were "cluster shells" in the private sector. There is no information about dead or injured at this time," he noted.

August 29. The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has identified the commander of the “Akhmat” special rapid response unit, which killed five civilians in the Buchanskyi district of the Kyiv region. This was reported by the Security Service of Ukraine.

Police Major Musaev Iznaur Ibrahimovich was charged with violating the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional murder.

According to the investigation, this occupier took part in the capture of the village of Mykulychi as part of Russian troops. Russian soldiers committed violence and executions against Ukrainians, carried out special raids to intimidate peaceful Ukrainians.

In order to allegedly prevent local cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Iznaur Musayev and his subordinates shot people in the occupied territories.

August 28. The consequences of the rocket attack by the Russian occupiers on the center of Kharkiv on August 28

Both rockets exploded near the premises of Kharkiv regional military administration: a three-story administrative building nearby was destroyed, cars were damaged. A large crater formed at the site of the explosion. People were not injured.

Telegram / Олег Синєгубов

August 27. Oleksandr Starukh, head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Administration, showed the destroyed educational institution, which was hit by a Russian rocket at night.

As a result of the attack, educational buildings were damaged. A few of them are not recoverable at all. Due to powerful explosions, classrooms were destroyed and windows were broken.

The security and management of the boarding school remained alive and unharmed.

August 27. Russian invaders continue to abduct people and apply physical violence during interrogations of those detained in the occupied part of Kherson region. That’s according to the Kherson Regional Military Administration.

"In Kherson, the occupiers abducted three men and a woman. Their homes were raided under the pretext of a general search for illegal weapons. The premises were looted, while the owners were taken away in an unknown direction," the statement says.

If people eventually return home after such abductions, they tell of interrogations involving physical violence, the report reads.

In particular, in the village of Starosillia of Beryslav district, Russian invaders raided the residence of a local man, 37, assaulted him, took him from his home, and forcibly held him in a basement of another house within the village, using physical violence against him while the person was in their custody.

In the village of Bilyaivka, a man, 66, was abducted from his home and held captive for more than two months, being subjected to torture, officials report.

August 27. During the day, the Russian aggressors have fired more than 220 shells on the border areas of Sumy region, injuring two people.

"From 10:00 to 22:00, more than 220 shells slammed into the border area from the Russian side," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Facebook.

In particular, Khotin, Myropillia, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia communities of Sumy district, Znob-Novhorodske community of Shostka district, and Nova Sloboda community of Konotop district came under fire.

Two people, members of one family, were injured in Nova Sloboda community, a shell flew right into their house. In the village, private houses and farm buildings were damaged, livestock were injured.

"As a result of the strike on one of the villages of Bilopillia community, the entire infrastructure of the village was completely damaged. About fifty shells exploded here, fires broke out in the buildings of schools, kindergarten, and post office. Private houses were damaged," Zhyvytskyy said.

He added that no casualties were reported in the village according to preliminary data.

August 27. The Russian forces struck Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk region with two surface-to-air missiles, damaging an administration building and two multi-storey buildings.

The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, Mykola Lukashuk, wrote this on Telegram.

"Nikopol came under a missile strike. The occupiers fired two surface-to-air missiles. The administration building and two multi-storey buildings were hit. In addition, a fire broke out in an open area," Lukashuk wrote.

According to him, there were no casualties as a result of the attack.

The head of the regional council also informed that the enemy struck the Marhanets community with barrel artillery. People were not injured. About 20 buildings and power lines were damaged.

In the Tomakivka community, the Ukrainian forces shot down a Russian drone.

In the Kryvyi Rih district, the occupiers shelled border territories of the Zelenodol and Apostolove communities. No casualties or destruction were reported.

August 27. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Russia has committed more than 30,000 war crimes and 14,000 crimes against national security in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this in a Telegram post.

Ukrainian prosecutors have registered 30,097 crimes of aggression and war crimes (violation of the laws and customs of war, planning, preparing or launching and waging a war of aggression, propaganda of war, etc.).

They have also recorded 14,038 crimes against the national security of Ukraine (encroachment on territorial integrity and inviolability, collaborative activity, aiding the aggressor state, sabotage, etc.).

The Prosecutor General's Office said that 624 representatives of the Russian leadership - ministers, deputies, military command, heads of law enforcement agencies, warmongers and propagandists of the Kremlin - are suspected in major cases related to aggression against Ukraine.

Some 376 children have been killed and 733 injured as a result of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

August 27. Russian forces launched a missile strike on the central districts of Kharkiv city. According to preliminary data, there were no casualties.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said in a Telegram post.

"Rocket shelling of Kharkiv. The central part of the city in the Osnovianskyi and Kyivskyi districts is under attack," the mayor wrote.

He added that according to preliminary information, there were no dead or injured as a result of the attack.

August 26. Five people were killed in Russian shelling of the temporarily occupied village of Kamianka in Zaporizhzhia region.

Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, wrote this in a Telegram post.

"Overall, we know about five dead people. Locals say that there may be people under the rubble," he wrote.

According to the regional governor, all six shots were fired from the occupied territory directly at residential buildings.

Starukh also reported that among the dead are 29-year-old Anastasia Borovyk, the head of the cultural and leisure center of the Kamianka council, and her two children, aged 8 and 2.

"The four-storey building, where the young mother lived with her children, was targeted by the occupiers. The upper floor was completely destroyed," Starukh added, stressing that not a single culture worker in Kamianka cooperated with the occupiers.

August 26. In Donetsk region, Russian invaders shelled Sloviansk for the second time in a day, no casualties were reported.

Vadym Liakh, the head the city's military administration, said this in a video message published on the administration’s Telegram channel.

"Another shelling of Sloviansk, nine hits. This is the CSCL micro-district. Fortunately, there are no victims. Two houses were damaged. The State Emergency Service and the police are investigating the circumstances. Stay strong. We are united. Take care of yourself," Liakh said.

He also published a photo of the damaged multi-storey building.

As reported, Russian troops struck the Sloviansk chemical and mechanical college this morning. The building of the educational institution suffered significant destruction. No victims were reported.

August 26. In Mariupol, which is temporarily occupied by Russian troops, the water supply has not been resumed, residents have to collect water from puddles.

The Mariupol City Council reported this on Telegram, publishing relevant photos.

"Residents of the Kalmius district of Mariupol are forced to collect water from such ‘wells’. Despite loud statements by collaborators, the problems with water supply have not been solved. Mariupol residents still do not have normal drinking water and collect it from puddles. People survive as best they can," the post reads.

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

Currently, Mariupol has no normal power, water and gas supplies. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, up to 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.

August 26. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Russia has committed more than 30,000 war crimes and 14,000 crimes against national security in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this in a Telegram post.

Ukrainian prosecutors have registered 30,097 crimes of aggression and war crimes (violation of the laws and customs of war, planning, preparing or launching and waging a war of aggression, propaganda of war, etc.).

They have also recorded 14,038 crimes against the national security of Ukraine (encroachment on territorial integrity and inviolability, collaborative activity, aiding the aggressor state, sabotage, etc.).

The Prosecutor General's Office said that 624 representatives of the Russian leadership - ministers, deputies, military command, heads of law enforcement agencies, warmongers and propagandists of the Kremlin - are suspected in major cases related to aggression against Ukraine.

Some 376 children have been killed and 733 injured as a result of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

August 25 . Russian troops shelled the territory of the Sumy region three times on Thursday.

That’s according to Operational Command North.

"As of 21:00 on August 25, 2022, enemy troops three times shelled the territory of Sumy region within the zone of our responsibility," the statement reads.

According to the Command, at 10:20 this morning, Russian troops fired at Shalyhinska territorial community, presumably employing multiple rocket launchers armed with phosphorus munitions. A total of 20 explosions were recorded.

After surveying the area, it turned out that a forest had caught fire in the area of the nature reserve, where the debris from the Russian shells were found.

At 15:30, eight hits, presumably from 120 mm mortars, and two lighting projectile shots were recorded in the Seredyno-Budska community.

After 17:00, the enemy struck again: two explosions were reported. According to OC North, the Russians also employed a 120 mm mortar.

August 25. The Donetsk Regional Military Administration released a video of the aftermath of the enemy strike on the town of Slovyansk on the morning of August 25.

The video is published on the administration's YouTube channel.

It shows apartment blocks without windows and doors, with broken balconies, a funnel in front of the entrance from Russian weapons, few residents who are still in the town and miraculously survived.

"The Russians struck the town today at 04:00. Fortunately, none of the residents of the shelled houses was seriously injured. Local utility services have been working at the site of the shelling since the very morning: they clear away broken glass, hand out construction film to people to at least temporarily cover broken windows," reads the description of the video.

The Donetsk region authorities once again called on residents to evacuate to safe regions.

As reported, the Russian troops are constantly shelling Donetsk region, killing and injuring the population, destroying the civilian infrastructure of the populated localities of the region.

A mandatory evacuation is underway in Donetsk region. By the autumn-winter period, no more than 235,000 residents involved in the defense and maintenance of critical infrastructure should remain, and the rest should be evacuated. Until February 24, 1,670,000 people permanently lived in Donetsk region.

August 25. The European Union strongly condemns a Russian missile strike on Chaplyne in Dnipropetrovsk region.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell wrote this on Twitter.

“The EU strongly condemns another heinous attack by Russia on civilians: in Chaplyne on Ukraine’s Independence Day. Those responsible for Russian rocket terror will be held accountable,” Borrell stated.

AUgust 25. A 17-year-old boy died in massive Russian shelling of Orikhiv city and nearby settlements in Zaporizhzhia region.

Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, wrote on Telegram.

“Another massive enemy shelling in the city of Orikhiv and surrounding settlements. The occupier used artillery and fired several hours in a row. A 17-year-old boy died. He was seriously wounded and died on the way to hospital. A 66-year-old woman from the village of Preobrazhenka was seriously injured in the enemy attack," Starukh wrote.

August 25. Over 2,000 environmental damage incidents have been recorded over the six months of the Russian Federation's full-scale war on Ukraine. The amount of damages stands at about UAH 395 billion (nearly $10 billion).

That’s according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, Ukrinform reports.

"Since the large-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, we have been recording all the crimes committed by the occupiers against our environment in order to force them to pay in full for what they have done to the Ukrainian people," the statement reads. It is noted that over the six months of Russia’s continued crimes against the Ukrainian environment, the amount of damages stands at about UAH 395 billion, including UAH 106.3 billion in damage to water resources, UAH 176.5 billion – in damage from air pollution, and UAH 8.8 billion – in damage to soil.

As reported earlier, the Ministry of Environment and UNDP’s Office in Ukraine agreed to continue cooperation in the field of environmental protection.

August 25. Overnight Thursday, August 25, Russian troops continued shelling Dnipropetrovsk region, leaving eight people, including three children, injured in the Synelnykove district.

The head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Valentyn Reznichenko, reported the news on Telegram.

"The Russian army shelled four districts - Synelnykove, Nikopol, Kryvyi Rih, and Dnipro," the report says.

According to Reznichenko, after midnight, the enemy struck the Synelnykove district for the fourth time in the past day. Several buildings were destroyed in Velykomykhailivka. Eight were injured. Among them are three children. The youngest girl is only 2 years old. Everyone is now in the hospital.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing in the village of Chaplyne, where the Russian strike on Wednesday took the lives of more than 20 people, among them two boys, 6 and 11. They were just playing at home when Russian missiles flew in. The police have opened criminal proceedings regarding the violation of the laws and customs of war.

The head of the local administration said that the Nikopol area was shelled three times with the Russian Grad MLR systems and heavy artillery. Eleven shells landed in Nikopol and the Marganets community. There were no casualties.

The Kryvyi Rih district was shelled by Russian Uragan and Smerch MLR systems. Apostolivska and Shyrokivska communities were hit. The village of Koshove was left in a blackout. Several rockets also landed in one of the districts of Kryvyi Rih. Several households were destroyed. No one was injured.

August 24. On August 24, enemy troops shelled three communities in Sumy region. Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the head of Sumy Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram. Esman, Znob-Novhorodske and Bilopillia communities came under enemy shelling. “Esman community: 7 mortar attacks after 10:00; four barrel artillery attacks around 15:00. Znob-Novhorodske community: five mortar explosions at noon. Bilopillia community: mortar shelling after 18:40, 16 hits," Zhyvytskyi wrote. Fortunately, there were no casualties or serious damage.

August 24. Russian forces launched two missile strikes on the critical infrastructure of the Shepetivka district in Khmelnytskyi region.

Serhiy Hamaliy, the head of the Khmelnytskyi Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"Unfortunately, today the rashists ‘congratulated’ our region on Independence Day! Two missiles hit the critical infrastructure of the Shepetivka district. The fire has been contained. Emergency services are now working there," the regional governor wrote.

August 24. Russian forces launched a missile strike on the Chaplyne railway station in Dnipropetrovsk region. At least 15 people were killed, about 50 were injured. According to Ukrinform, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced this when speaking via video link at a meeting of the UN Security Council. The text of the president’s speech was published by Deputy of the Office of the Head of State Andriy Sybiha on Facebook.

"Just as I was going to deliver this address, I received information that four passenger railway cars caught fire as a result of a Russian missile strike on Dnipropetrovsk region, on the railway station, directly on railway cars at the Chaplyne station... As of now, at least 15 people were killed, about 50 wounded,” the Head of State said.

According to him, rescuers are working at the scene. "Unfortunately, the number of dead may grow," Zelensky added.

As reported earlier, Russian troops shelled the Synelnykove district in Dnipropetrovsk region on August 24. The rocket hit a private house. An 11-year-old child was killed by the missile strike.

August 24. Regarding the shelling of Myrhorod, Poltava region: Russia launched a group strike with air-to-surface missiles, probably X-22, against the cityʼs military infrastructure.

The fire continues. Ambulances and firefighters are working at the affected facilities. The number of victims and destruction is being clarified.

August 24. At night, the Russians shelled three districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region: Nikopolskyi, Dniprovskyi and Kryvorizkyi.

Nikopolskyi: the Russians hit Marhanets with barrel artillery, two people were injured there. Two residential buildings were destroyed, a dozen more were damaged. Cars and electrical networks were also affected.

Nikopol was hit several times at night from "Grad"s, a residential building was damaged there. No casualties.

A house was destroyed and two others were damaged in the Chervonohryhorivka community. People were not injured.

Dniprovskyi district: the Russians fired two Kh-22 missiles. A 3-hectare field with wheat remains was occupied, and a hole with a diameter of 15 meters was formed at the place of impact.

In advance, there were no casualties.

Kryvorizkyi district: Karpivska and Shirokivska communities were shelled, power lines were damaged.

August 24. Consequences of Russian night strikes on Zaporizhzhia. Currently, six apartment buildings are known to have blown out windows and damaged window frames. The relevant utility services are already working on site.

There are no injured people. The photo was published by the secretary of the city council, Anatoly Kurtev.

August 23. A total of 374 children have been killed and over 723 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

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

“Over 1,097 children in Ukraine have been affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile prosecutors, a total of 374 children were killed and over 723 received injuries of various severity levels,” 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 (388), Kharkiv Region (202), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Mykolaiv Region (65), Luhansk Region (61), Kherson Region (55) and Zaporizhzhia Region (41).

A 15-year-old girl seriously injured in Russia’s shelling of Donetsk Region’s Toretsk has recently died at hospital in Lviv.

A total of 2,328 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, and 289 of them were destroyed completely.

August 22. Russian troops shelled the Zaporizhzhia Thermal Power Plant in occupied Energodar. The occupiers report that a man was killed and several other people were injured as a result of the shelling. The Russians traditionally blame the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the attack. But there are many questions about their version. Dmytro Orlov, the mayor of Energodar, told about it. He published a photo of a man who, according to the Russians, allegedly died due to shelling.

"Judging by the video from the occupiers of the damage to the car with almost straight holes from the bullets, the car was fired at close range. Probably from a machine gun. We are currently investigating whether there really is a fact of human death," Orlov wrote.

According to the mayor of Energodar, it is known for certain that todayʼs mortar shelling damaged the central heating station in the city. Dmytro Orlov noted that repair work at the station will probably continue until the morning.

At 5:53 p.m., Orlov confirmed the death of a man near the TPP. According to him, the driver, born in 1978, died on the spot. Another man, born in 1996, was seriously injured and is now in intensive care. Doctors are fighting for his life

August 22. The Russians shelled six settlements in the Zaporizhzhia oblast: Hulyaipole and Orihiv, the village of Preobrazhenka, Mala Tokmachka, Omelnyk and Tavriyske in the Polohivsky and Zaporizky districts.

Private and multi-apartment houses, a school, the territory of a shopping area, premises of a sports complex and a house for the disabled were destroyed.

There are casualties among the civilian population.

August 22. Two children were injured as a result of enemy shelling on August 21, bringing a total of injured and wounded minors to 723.

This was reported by the Prosecutor General’s Office, according to Ukrinform.

"On August 21, the occupiers shelled the territory of Zelenodolsk in Dnipropetrovsk region, using cluster munitions. A local boy, 9, was wounded. Also, as a result of enemy shelling of Bashtanka, Mykolaiv region, a toddler, 1.5, was injured," the update says.

In general, as of the morning of August 22, the number of affected children across Ukraine has increased to 1,096.

"More than 1,096 children were affected as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. As of the morning of August 22, 2022, the official number of child deaths has not changed, remaining at 373. The number of injured and wounded children has increased to 723," the Prosecutor General's Office says.

Work is ongoing to verify data on child casualties coming in from the active hostility zones, temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

The largest number of affected children was reported in Donetsk region (387), Kharkiv region (202), Kyiv region (116), Chernihiv region (68), Mykolaiv region (65), Luhansk region (61), Kherson region (55), and Zaporizhia region (41).

As reported earlier, in Donetsk region, over the past day, on August 21, Russian invaders killed two civilians.

August 22. Russian aggressors launched a missile attack on an infrastructure facility in the Kyivsky district of Kharkiv at about 03:00 on Monday, August 22. Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said this in a Telegram post. "Again a missile attack and again on the Kyivsky district. Continuing their practice of night shelling, at 02:49, our enemy fired from the direction of Belgorod at an infrastructure facility," the mayor wrote. According to him, a two-story building was destroyed, a small fire broke out, there is no information about casualties.

August 21. The occupiers shelled the Kyiv district of Kharkiv. "Preliminarily, three hits," wrote city mayor Ihor Terekhov. According to him, there is also preliminary information about a fire in one of the non-residential buildings and in a private house. Oleg Syniehubov, the head of the region, reported that one person was injured.

August 21. The Russian army struck the Zelenodolsk community of Dnipropetrovsk oblast with "Uragan". 15 rockets flew there. A 59-year-old woman died. Six people were injured, including a 9-year-old boy. Everyone is in the hospital. One of the injured is in serious condition. There is destruction of housing in the city. Russian shells also damaged the childrenʼs sports school.

August 21. Only every 20th missile strike by Russia hit a military facility in Ukraine, the remaining 19 missiles were aimed at civilians, the Security Service of Ukraine reports.

August 21. Over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 13 attacks by Russians in Luhansk oblast, Serhiy Haidai, the head of the oblast military administration, said. The enemy used aviation near six settlements in the region. Seven times during the night, barrel and rocket artillery of the Russian army fired at the Ukrainian military. The occupiers fired missiles at populated areas twice, and tanks attacked twice more. Fighting is currently ongoing in two areas.

August 21. 14 people, including three children, were injured in a missile attack on a house in Voznesensk, Mykolaiv oblast, reports the head of the oblast council, Hanna Zamazeyeva. The settlements of Bashtanska and Mykolayiv districts were also attacked by the Russians. Russian troops shelled Shevchenkove, Inhulets, Shyrokove and Bereznehuvate communities of the oblast. Russian shells destroyed and damaged residential buildings and administrative buildings.

August 20. The Russians shelled the city of Voznesensk, hitting a five-story building and private houses. As of 1 PM, seven people are known to be injured, three of them children. One child is currently being operated on.

August 20. In Mariupol, the Russians continue to demolish houses on Sonyachna Street and Shevchenko Boulevard, the mayorʼs advisor Petro Andryushchenko reports. To the people who lived in these houses, the occupiers give promises instead of housing. Meanwhile, Russian construction workers are being housed in the surviving apartments. This is facilitated by the heads of condominiums who have become collaborators.

August 20. Around 01:00, Russian troops fired at Mykolaiv with S-300 missiles, the mayor of the city Oleksandr Sienkevych said. At present, it is known that the territory of the enterprise was hit. Shells damaged construction equipment. Missiles also hit the outskirts of the city. No one was hurt.

August 20. Over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 13 attacks by Russians in Luhansk oblast, Serhiy Haidai, the head of the oblast military administration, said. The enemy used aviation near six settlements in the region. Seven times during the night, barrel and rocket artillery of the Russian army fired at the Ukrainian military. The occupiers fired missiles at populated areas twice, and tanks attacked twice more. Fighting is currently ongoing in two areas.

August 19. One person has been hospitalized, 10 civilian houses have been damaged after the shelling of a residential area of Melitopol by Russian invaders on Sunday night, Mayor Ivan Fedorov said.

"Tonight, the Armed Forces of Ukraine dealt a crushing blow to another military base of the occupiers in Melitopol. The enemy air defense units were unable to intercept our missiles, since a few weeks ago the occupiers relocated the main part of the air defense to Kherson region," he wrote on his Telegram channel on Sunday.

According to Fedorov, the enemy decided to resort to traditional terrorist attacks, often used in Donetsk.

"A few minutes after the precise shelling of the military base, they fired a missile from the former Akymovsky district at residential buildings in the area of Ukrainska and Herzen streets. One resident was injured and was taken to the hospital. About 10 civilian houses were destroyed," he wrote.

Residents managed to film how the missile of the Russian military flies from the south to the north of Melitopol, Fedorov said.

August 19. The consequences of the morning shelling in the city of Orihiv were shown in the Zaporozhzhia City Council. Russian shells destroyed private houses and injured one woman.

August 19. Two more residents of Marhanets, who were injured in the enemy shelling, sought medical assistance.

"Two more people – women, 32 and 78 – injured in the strike on Marhanets sought medical assistance. They are treated at home. So far, four people have been injured in today's shelling of Marhanets," Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

As noted, Myrove community came under the Russian Grad MLRS fire. A psychiatric residential treatment facility was hit. The facility was destroyed. There were no people inside as they had been evacuated a long time ago.

Five houses were damaged in the community. No one was injured.

As reported, the Russian military struck Marhanets town. Initially, it was known about two injured: an 18-year-old girl and a 40-year-old man.

August 19. On Friday, August 19, an elderly man and a woman were killed in Donetsk region as a result of an enemy strike on the town of Bakhmut. Another elderly woman was injured and hospitalized.

As the Donetsk Region Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine posted on Facebook, the fire broke out after the Russian invaders struck Bakhmut.

"Upon arrival at the site, it was established that an outbuilding in the territory of a private household caught fire as a result of the strike. At 10:15, the fire was put out. Elderly people – a man and a woman – were killed in the strike," the department reported.

The rescuers also received information from the police that a woman born in 1951 had been injured in the strike and was hospitalized.

August 19. In Kharkiv, the number of those killed in Russian missile strikes on a residential building and dormitory on August 17 and 18 has increased to 21. Dmytro Chubenko, the spokesperson for the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office..

"In the building in the Saltivskyi district, 16 dead have already been reported. Rescuers recovered the body of a 50-year-old woman. The last body, probably of a man, was found. it is being established. In the Slobidskyi district, search and rescue operations have ended. The final figure is five dead," Chubenko informed.

As reported, at around 21:20 on August 17, a Russian Iskander missile hit a three-storey residential building in the Saltivskyi district of Kharkiv. The strikAugust 19. e completely destroyed the building and cause a huge fire.

At around 05:00 on August 18, the Russian military launched a missile strike on the Slobidskyi district. Two S-300 missiles hit a tram depot, damaging a repair shop and dormitory.

As of the evening of August 18, 17 people, including a child, were reported killed. More than 40 people were injured.

On the morning of August 18, the enemy also launched a missile strike on the city of Krasnohrad, killing two people and injuring three more. The shelling destroyed private residential houses and damaged 10 other buildings.

On August 19, Kharkiv announced a day of mourning for those killed enemy missile strikes.

August 19. Russian troops struck two educational institutions in Kramatorsk this morning. Kramatorsk Mayor Oleksandr Honcharenko said this in a Facebook post.

"A morning strike on Kramatorsk. The occupiers continue to destroy our educational institutions. According to preliminary information, there are no casualties," Honcharenko said. According to the published photos, the enemy shelled Kramatorsk College of Technology and Design and Donbas State Engineering Academy.

August 19 . As a result of todayʼs morning shelling of Mykolaiv, 16 residential buildings in the Central district of the city were damaged, 11 of them had their roofs partially destroyed. Employees of the district administration gave people film and a tarpaulin.

In the Korabelny district of the city, three rockets hit the territory of a private enterprise.

The city was bombarded with missiles of the S-300 type.

August 19. According to juvenile prosecutors, 362 children died in the war between Russia and Ukraine. More than 716 children were injured of various degrees of severity.

August 18. In the evening, the Russian army shelled Myropillia, Sumy region, with mortars.

Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports.

“Either a hayloft, or firewood.They don’t allow civilians to live peacefully in Myropillia. This evening, the Russians opened mortar fire, the territory of the community was struck 20 times," the regional governor said.

He added that there are no victims among the local population. Information on the destruction is being clarified.

As Ukrinform reported, on August 17, Russian troops shelled eight settlements in Sumy region, destroying a school, a palace of culture, a power line and other facilities.

August 18. A total of 17 civilians have been killed in Russia’s late night and early morning missile strikes on the city of Kharkiv. Two more civilians were killed in Russia’s missile strike on the city of Krasnohrad.

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

“During the day, rescuers were dismantling the houses destroyed. Unfortunately, seven more bodies of victims were recovered from under the rubble. Hence, as of now, seventeen civilians have been killed in Kharkiv, including a boy born in 2009. Forty-two civilians were injured,” Syniehubov wrote.

A married couple was killed in their own house in Krasnohrad, as Russian missiles struck the city. Their 12-year-old daughter was thrown out of the house into the yard by the blast wave. She was seriously injured. Two more civilians were reported injured in the city.

Syniehubov called Russia’s massive missile strikes on Kharkiv and Krasnohrad a terrorist attack and a violation of any existing rules of war.

“Russian terrorists deliberately fired missiles at residential houses,” Syniehubov stressed.

According to Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office Spokesperson Dmytro Chubenko, four civilians were killed and 22 injured in Kharkiv’s Slobidskyi District, 13 killed and 20 injured in Kharkiv’s Saltivskyi District, two killed and three injured in Krasnohrad.

A reminder that, around 09:30 p.m., August 17, 2022, Russia’s Iskander missile hit a 3-storey residential house in Kharkiv’s Saltivskyi District. The house was destroyed completely, and a huge fire broke out. As of 03:00 p.m.,12 civilians were reported killed.

Around 05:00 a.m., August 18, 2022, Russian troops launched a missile strike on Kharkiv’s Slobidskyi District. Two S-300 missiles hit a tram depot, causing damage to a repair shop and dormitory. As of 03:00 p.m., three civilians were reported killed.

The enemy also launched a missile strike on the city of Krasnohrad. Over 10 detached houses were damaged, and some houses destroyed. Two civilians were reported killed and two injured.

August 18. One person was killed and two others were injured in Russian shelling of Mykolaiv city.

Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksiy Senkevych said in a Telegram post.

"According to preliminary information, as a result of today’s shelling, two people were injured, they were hospitalized. Another person died on the way to the hospital. We are collecting detailed information about the consequences of shelling. I will inform you about the affected areas and all other details later," the mayor wrote.

August 18. More than 1,000 residential buildings have been destroyed in Dnipropetrovsk region since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

"Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, more than a thousand residential buildings have been destroyed in the region," Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, Deputy Head of the Defense Council of Dnipropetrovsk region, said at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine–Ukrinform.

According to him, from July 12 to August 16, 309 private residential buildings and 117 apartment blocks were destroyed and damaged in Nikopol district, which is constantly suffering enemy strikes launched from the temporarily captured territories of Zaporizhzhia region.

In Kryvyi Rih district, 30 private houses were completely destroyed and almost 500 were damaged in recent weeks. In Zelenodolsk community, which borders Kherson region, 59 apartment blocks were damaged by shelling, the head of the regional council noted.

August 18. Russian troops struck Kharkiv city again at night.

"The occupiers again launched missile attacks on Kharkiv. Several fires broke out, and now we know of two injured, including a child," Oleh Synehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration posted on Telegram.

He urged the residents of Kharkiv city and the region not to ignore air raid sirens and not to leave shelters.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported that Russian troops had struck two districts of the city.

August 17. As a result of the Russian missile attack on Kharkiv, six people were killed and another 16 were injured.

That’s according to Oleh Syniehubov, head of Regional Military Administration, Ukrinform reports.

"Unfortunately, the number of dead and wounded by a shelling of Saltivka has increased: six people died, 16 were injured," the official wrote on Telegram.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky also reacted to the brutal attack.

"When you hear about Kharkiv's Saltivka district, it about pain, once again. Pain for all of Ukraine. Pain for Kharkiv. A missile attack... On a dormitory... The building was completely destroyed. We are verifying the exact number of casualties. A vile and cynical attack on civilians that has no justification and demonstrates the aggressor’s powerlessness. We will not forgive, we will avenge this," Zelensky wrote on Telegram.

Earlier, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported that the attack took place near a residential building. Later, he clarified that as a result of the shelling, a massive fire set out in the apartment block, and that three people died.

Kharkiv and populated areas of the region suffer from Russian shelling on an almost daily basis. On August 7, the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported that more than 1,000 civilians, including 50 children, were killed in the region due to Russian aggression, while twice as many were injured.

August 17. Despite daily shelling, municipal transport continues to operate in Kharkiv, so the enemy tries to destroy the city's rolling stock and infrastructure.

"This [functioning municipal transport] triggers enemy’s aggression that is why they shell the city with such cruelty. They try to prevent Kharkiv from living a normal life as much as it is possible under today's military conditions," Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said during the nationwide news marathon, Ukrinform reports.

The mayor noted that the intensity of shelling of Kharkiv had increased in recent days. Each MLRS strike brings new destruction to the housing stock.

"Today, Russian troops shell Kharkiv with such hatred, with such aggressiveness, such cynical destruction of the city occurs because Kharkiv does not give up, Kharkiv is a Ukrainian city that continues to live. They purposefully destroy the infrastructure to make Kharkiv residents freeze during the heating season. Our task is to withstand," Terekhov said.

August 17. Russian troops launched six missile strikes on the city of Mykolaiv, having hit a local university and infrastructure facilities.

The relevant statement was made by Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Head Vitalii Kim on Channel 24.

“Last night six missiles hit Mykolaiv. We think they were launched with the S-300 systems. Two missiles hit the university, which the mayor tried to save the day before by inviting journalists, so that they could show there were no military inside,” Kim told.

In his words, another missile hit an infrastructure facility, and two cars were destroyed in fire. Russian invaders attempted to hit one more object but missed.

August 17. As of the morning of August 17, the official number of child victims stood at 361, while more than 712 were reported as injured.

These numbers are not final, as work is underway to verify data coming from active hostility zones, temporarily occupied and liberated territories, the prosecutor's office notes.

The largest numbers of affected children were recorded in Donetsk region (376), Kharkiv region (198), Kyiv region (116), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (61), Mykolaiv region (60), Kherson region (55), and Zaporizhia region (40).

Across Ukraine, 2,328 educational facilities were damaged by Russian bombing and shelling. Of them, 289 were completely destroyed.

August 17. Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych has that Russian invaders launched a massive shelling of the city overnight. He wrote this on his Telegram channel.

"Powerful explosions in Mykolaiv. They can be heard in different districts of the city. Stay in shelters until the air raid alarm goes off," Sienkevych said. Sienkevych specified that civilian objects had been hit and residential buildings had been damaged. All the necessary services are now working on the ground. The mayor promised to provide more detailed information in the morning.

Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war, Mykolaiv was not shelled for only 23 days.

August 16. In Kyiv oblast, the body of another Ukrainian killed during the occupation was found on the road between the villages of Zdvyzhivka and Blystavytsa, oblast police chief Andrii Niebytov said.

At the end of February, the occupiers shot here a car with a family trying to evacuate. A 58-year-old man, his wife and a 17-year-old son died on the spot. His 5-year-old daughter Anastasia received a bullet wound in the head, but miraculously she was saved.

The bodies of the wife and son were found in early April. The man's body — only now.

August 16. In Zaporizhzhia, the occupiers shelled the town of Orihiv for several hours. A woman died.

Six people were injured, including three employees of the energy company. At the time of the shelling, they were restoring networks.

August 16. Russian troops shelled the residential quarters of Nikopol. 20 rockets from Grads and 10 from barrel artillery flew into the city. So far, it is known about four wounded.

August 16. The head of Donetsk oblast administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, published a summary of the situation in the oblast:

  • In Avdiivka, the chaotic shelling did not stop throughout the night.
  • In Kurakhovo, the Russians launched a rocket attack on the electricity supply infrastructure and several enterprises. Enemy shelling wounded one person.
  • In the Karlivka area, the occupiers used "Hurricane"s with cluster ammunition.
  • Russian troops hit Maksimilianivka with rockets. The shelling damaged the House of Culture and 4 shops. People were not injured.
  • In the Kramatorsk district, Russian shells destroyed 4 houses in the village of Yasnohirka and 2 houses in Sloviansk.
  • Around three oʼclock in the morning, the Russians launched a rocket attack on Mykolaivka — they destroyed the administrative building of the local school.
  • There was also shelling in Bakhmut — a private house and a dacha were damaged. One person was injured in Zaitsevo due to Russian shelling.
  • On the outskirts of Soledar and in nearby villages, isolated shelling continued throughout the night. Shells damaged two houses in Fedorivka.

August 16. Kharkiv city was subjected to massive Russian shelling, infrastructure facilities were damaged.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said in a Telegram post. “At 02:15, several districts of Kharkiv were shelled at once. According to preliminary information, these are Shevchenkivskyi and Kyivskyi (actually the center of the city), Saltivskyi, Industrialnyi and Kholodnohirskyi districts," the mayor wrote.

He specified that these are five of all nine Kharkiv districts: "It has not been such a radius of missile strike on the city for a long time." There is currently no information about the victims. According to Terekhov, infrastructure and other facilities, roads were destroyed in some districts.

August 15. On August 15, Russian troops shelled the communities of Sumy region four times. Half a hundred explosions were recorded.

"Today, the Russians launched four attacks on the border communities of the region – Shalyhine, Khotin, Znob-Novhorodske. Fifty explosions were recorded. Fortunately, there were no casualties or damage," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

August 15. Russian troops struck the city of Bakhmut with the Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), having caused damage to 24 residential houses and civilian objects.

The relevant statement was made by the National Police of Ukraine on Telegram.

“[Russian] occupiers opened fire on the city around 11:00 p.m. Explosions lasted several hours. As a result, 24 residential houses were destroyed,” the report states.

August 15. Ukraine’s law enforcement officers have registered 28,423 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 statement posted on its website, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to the PGO, Russian military committed 28,423 crimes of aggression and war crimes, including 27,331 violations of the laws and customs of war, 73 cases on planning, preparing or waging an aggressive war, and 28 cases on war propaganda, and other crimes.

Law enforcement officers also registered 13,245 crimes against the national security.

In addition, the suspects in the main cases of the Russian aggression are 624 representatives of the military-political leadership of Russia.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, as of August 15, 361 children were killed and 711 were injured in Ukraine due to Russian aggression.

August 15. Russian aggressors again struck the town of Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk region with MLRS.

"The town of Nikopol was struck with multiple launch rocket systems," Yevhen Yevtushenko, Head of the Nikopol District Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

He called on the inhabitants of localities on the coastline to stay in shelters: "The tube artillery is fired on the opposite bank."

August 14. Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russian troops have fired on over 22,000 civilian objects and about 300 military objects in Ukraine.

"We see the numbers: more than 22,000 civilian objects and only about 300 military objects hit. We see cruise missiles flying directly over nuclear power facilities, we see enemy missiles hitting critical infrastructure objects, chemical production facilities," First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Yevheniy Yenin said to Suspilne.

As noted, the invaders also affect cultural heritage sites, including religious buildings, as well as shopping malls and schools.

Yenin emphasized that any object could become a target of missile and bomb strikes launched by Russian troops.

August 14. Three people became victims of shelling of Enerhodar. Two people were injured, and an employee of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, shop foreman Maksym Petrovych Marko, died. The occupiers fired six shells into the city.

Dmitro Orlov / Telegram

August 14. The head of Kharkiv oblast Oleh Syniehubov: The occupiers hit the oblast with a missile. Around one oʼclock in the morning, the Russians attacked the Zmiyiv community. 3 residents were injured.

Surrounding houses and cars were damaged. One of the missiles hit a critical infrastructure facility.

During the day, the occupiers struck the Bohodukhiv, Chuhuiv, and Kharkiv districts. The Russians repeatedly shelled Tsyrkuny — houses, garages, and farm buildings were on fire.

August 14. The Russian army again shelled two districts — Nikopol and Kryvy Rih, the head of Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Valentin Reznichenko, said.

Nikopol was targeted by barrel artillery, 20 "arrivals". In the city, 9 high-rise and 8 private buildings, a school and several shops were damaged.

Gas pipelines and power lines were hit by the shelling. Several thousand people of Nikopol are without electricity. Electricians are working on site. There were no casualties.

On Marhanets, the Russians fought from "Grad". 30 Russian shells flew into peaceful quarters. A 69-year-old man was injured, he is in the hospital.

More than 10 private houses and the power grid were damaged in the city.

In the Kryvy Rih district, the Zelenodol community came under fire from the enemy "Uragan". Without victims and destruction.

August 13. Russian forces shelled the communities of the Sumy region 15 times on Saturday, August 13, with 223 explosions recorded. Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the head of the Sumy regional military administration, said this in a Facebook post.

"Today, the Russians carried out 15 attacks on eight border communities of the region - Shalyhyne, Khotin, Bilopillia, Znob-Novhorodske, Esman, Nova Sloboda, Buryn and Velyka Pysarivka. Some 223 explosions were recorded," he wrote.

Zhyvytskyi said there were no casualties, but there was destruction and injured livestock. The border settlements of the Sumy region are under constant shelling from Russian territory.

August 13. Since April, more than 1,000 people have passed through Russian torture chambers in the temporarily occupied city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region. Enerhodar Mayor Dmytro Orlov said this live on Radio NV.

"More than a thousand people have already passed through these torture chambers, according to modest estimates," Orlov said.

According to him, some of those who were eventually released by the invaders have gunshot wounds, while others have injuries to various parts of the body from non-lethal weapons. There are several torture chambers in Enerhodar itself and outside the city, where psychological and physical pressure is exerted on kidnapped Ukrainians. They kidnap, as a rule, people with pro-Ukrainian views or the administrative and management personnel of the city and the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, whom they want to persuade to cooperate.

August 13. As of August 13, 361 children were killed and 711 children were injured as a result of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression in Ukraine. The Prosecutor General's Office posted this indormation on Telegram.

August 13. Russian troops shelled Mykolaiv on the evening of August 13, with at least one person injured after a rocket exploded near a residential building.

Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych said this in a Telegram post.

"Mykolaiv came under shelling at about 20:00. In one of the districts, a rocket exploded near a residential building. We are investigating the consequences. So far, we know of one injured person," the report said.

August 12. The Russian army launched a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia. As a result of the shelling, one person died, two more people were injured.

Anatolii Kurtiev, secretary of Zaporizhzhia city council, announced this on his Telegram channel.

"One woman died of her injuries on the way to the hospital. Two more people with shrapnel wounds were hospitalized and are receiving medical care at the hospital," he said.

According to him, the rockets hit the infrastructural facility and gas station located in the Shevchenkivskyi district. Five "arrivals" were recorded in the city. Information about the arrival of missiles in the suburbs of Zaporizhzhia is also being checked.

August 12. The adviser to the head of the Presidentʼs Office, Mykhailo Podolyak, showed burnt Ukrainian fields, which are a visual symbol of "Russian peace". In his Twitter account, he once again called on Western partners to provide Ukraine with more weapons for defense.

August 12. As of August 12, 361 children were killed and 706 children were injured as a result of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression in Ukraine.

"More than 1,067 children in Ukraine have been affected as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. As of the morning of August 12, 2022, the official number of killed children did not change over the past day – 361. The number of injured children increased – more than 706," the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram.

As noted, these numbers are not final as efforts are ongoing to establish the casualties in the areas of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

August 12. The Russian occupiers continued shelling the territory of Sumy region. Almost 200 strikes were recorded. As Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram, Yunakivka community came under mortar and MLRS fire – 15 and 17 strikes, respectively, were recorded.

Khotin community came under 11 artillery strikes, an airstrike, 10 MLRS strikes. A wheat field caught fire.

An airstrike and 60 MLRS strikes were launched on Mykolaivka community.

Esman community suffered eight mortar and 37 artillery strikes. At least two households, a fence, and outbuildings were damaged. No civilian casualties were reported.

Shalyhine community came under self-propelled gun and MLRS fire – four and 30 strikes, respectively.

The Russians were forced to leave Chernihiv and Sumy regions in early April, but they continue shelling the border areas. The Russian Federation amassed its main forces in the east and south of Ukraine, while keeping some of its units in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions.

August 12. Russian invaders launched yet another missile attack on Kramatorsk, killing at least two civilians and injuring 13 more.

"Yet another attack on Kramatorsk: it is known for certain about two killed and 13 injured civilians. At least 20 buildings were damaged in the strike, and a fire broke out in the private sector. Law enforcement officers and rescuers work at the scene," Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Facebook.

Kyrylenko released a video from the scene.

He noted that the final consequences of the strike had yet to be established and again called on the residents of the region to leave.

August 12. The Russian military struck Kryvyi Rih district, Dnipropetrovsk region. Eight explosions were recorded.

"At about 18:00, the Russian occupation forces struck Kryvyi Rih district. They shelled the border areas of Zelenodolsk community and the village of Pershe Travnya in Apostolove territorial community. Eight MLRS strikes were recorded," Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, posted on Telegram. No casualties were reported

August 11. Russian troops fired missiles at populated areas of Kherson region, killing one woman and injuring two men.

The police of Kherson region reported on Facebook.

“The Russian army continues to launch missile strike on the civilian infrastructure of Kherson region, in particular on the houses of civilians," the report says.

The enemy struck the town of Novovorontsovka using multiple rocket launchers, killing one woman and injuring two men. The shelling destroyed houses and caused fires.

In addition, Russian troops carried out artillery shelling of the villages of Dobrianka and Trudoliubivka of the Beryslav district, damaging the civilian infrastructure.

Over the past day, the police opened 11 criminal proceedings over war crimes committed by Russian military personnel in the territory of Kherson region.

August 11. The civilized world must exert pressure on Russia with joint efforts to force its military to pull out of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant.

This was emphasized by Ukraine’s Minister of Energy German Galushchenko, who spoke on the air of the national telethon.

Ukraine has already been supported in this fair aspiration by official statements about the need for immediate de-occupation of the ZNPP by Kadri Simson, the European Commissioner for Energy, and Head of Foreign Affairs of the Group of Seven (G7), he recalled.

"In order to force the Russian military to withdraw from the nuclear plant and return it to the full control of Ukraine, we need maximum international support, support of our partners," German Galushchenko said.

During the occupation of the Ukrainian NPP, the Russian Federation violated all international conventions and resolutions regarding the observance of basic nuclear safety at nuclear facilities, while its actions fully fall under the definition of “nuclear terrorism,” the minister stressed

In particular, the attack by the Russian armed forces on the nuclear power plant creates unprecedented risks for the nuclear security of Ukraine and neighboring countries, as well as the entire international community.

Any armed attack and threat to nuclear facilities intended for peaceful purposes is defined as a violation of the principles of the United Nations Charter, international law, and the IAEA Charter.

Additionally, IAEA resolutions determine that an armed attack or threat of an armed attack on a nuclear facility that is being operated or under construction creates a situation where the UN Security Council shall act immediately in accordance with the provisions of the UN Charter.

Galushchenko noted that in order to assess the situation at the plant, including nuclear safety and that of handling nuclear materials, a joint mission of the UN and the IAEA should be deployed to the ZNPP.

"Today, the NPP works in the interests of Ukraine’s energy system. I am convinced that this will continue to be the case," the minister concluded.

August 11. As of August 11, a total of 361 children were killed and 705 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of Russia's full-scale armed aggression. That’s according to the press service of the Ombudsman's Office, referring to the data of the "Children of War" search portal.

From February 24 to August 11, as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, 1,066 children casualties were reported, including 361 dead and 705 wounded.

It is noted that as of August 11, 204 children are considered missing and 6,159 – deported. At the same time, 4,403 missing children have been found and 50 – returned.

August 11. Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov has reported on the consequences of a Russian attack on Kharkiv, in which the invaders hit the courtyard of a residential building. He wrote this on his Telegram channel, Ukrinform reports. "At 04:28, another night shelling of Kharkiv. A total of four hits, one after another," Terekhov wrote. He also added that there was already information that one shell hit the courtyard of a residential building in Kharkiv's central Kyivsky district. There is no information about casualties. On Wednesday, August 10, according to the regional administration of the State Emergency Service, rescuers extinguished ten fires caused by shelling. Firefighters work under enemy fire.

August 10. the Russians opened fire on the city of Bakhmut, Donetsk oblast. At least six people died, three more were injured. This was announced by the head of Donetsk oblast military administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko.

Russian troops fired multiple rocket launchers at a residential quarter of the city. Pavlo Kyrylenko once again called on civilians to evacuate.