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Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine (December)

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Fragment of russian projectile. Photo from Yaroslav Yanushevich'Telegram
Fragment of russian projectile. Photo from Yaroslav Yanushevich'Telegram

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 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, in August - here, in September - here, in October - here, in November - here.

December 31. Two children were seriously injured in a Russian attack in Kherson Oblast on the evening of Saturday, 31 December. Yaroslav Yanushevych, Head of the Kherson Oblast Military Administration, said this on Telegram.

Read more: Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine (November)

"The vile Russian enemy fired artillery at the village of Naddniprianske near Kherson on New Year's Eve. A projectile exploded near a school.

Two children were in the street: a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. They are brother and sister. They received severe shrapnel injuries.

The injured children were taken to hospital. They are currently in the operating room, where surgeons are fighting to save their lives." - stated Yaroslav Yanushevych.

December 31. The Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated that the Russians deliberately targeted residential areas on Saturday.

"This time, Russiaʼs massive missile attack was deliberately directed against residential areas, not against our energy infrastructure. War criminal Putin "celebrates" the New Year by killing people. Russia should be thrown out of its seat on the UN Security Council, which it has always held illegally," he wrote on Twitter.

December 31. The Air Forces: The enemy used Iskander missiles during the missile strike. Several of them fell on the territory of Russia.

December 31. President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the Russians after the missile attack, saying that their leader "wants to show that he has the military behind him, that he is ahead."

"But he is just hiding. He hides behind the military, behind missiles, behind the walls of his residences and palaces.

He hides behind you and burns your country and your future himself. No one will forgive you for terror. No one in the world will forgive you for this. Ukraine will not forgive," the president noted.

December 31. 30% of consumers in Kyiv remain without electricity due to emergency shutdowns, the Mayor Vitaliy Klychko reported.

Subway trains on the red line run from "Akademmistechko" station to "Arsenalna" station. The restrictions were applied to check open sections of the line for missile debris.

December 31. 7 enemy targets were shot down over Kyiv.

Falling debris caused:

  • an economic building and a car damages in the Holosiivskyi district. There were no casualties;
  • a private residential building and a hotel damages in the Solomyanskyi district;
  • the destruction of a hotel, minor damage to nearby buildings in the Pecherskyi district;
  • destruction in the Dnipro district.

So far, we know of one dead and 13 wounded. Information about victims and destruction is being clarified.

December 31. The Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko published a photo of the Palace of Ukraine in Kyiv, which was damaged by a rocket attack.

December 31. The hotel was damaged in Kyiv after russian attack.

December 31. At night, Russia shelled the city of Lyman in the Donetsk region with S-300 missiles.One of them flew to the district police station, an injured policeman.

December 31. At night, the Russians opened fire on the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region with heavy artillery three times. Two communities — Myrove and Marhanets — were shelled, about 20 shells landed there. People were not injured.

December 30. During the day, the Russians struck Sumy Oblast 139 times, reported the head of the regional military administration, Dmytro Zhivytskyi.

  • The Myropol community was shelled three times with mortars and artillery. In total, there were 18 "arrivals". The shelling damaged a school, a kindergarten, a club and a boiler room.
  • The enemy fired mortars at the Bilopol community, there were 10 "arrivals". The shelling damaged the workshop and property of the psychoneurological boarding school.
  • The occupiers fired artillery, "Grads" and mortars into the Krasnopil community. There were 78 "arrivals". The Russians also dropped explosives from the drone.
  • The occupiers fired at the Esman community with small arms. 20 machine gun rounds were recorded there.
  • The Russians opened mortar fire on the Shalyginsk community, there were 12 "arrivals".

In all cases there were no casualties.

December 30. The body of a 56-year-old woman, who was shot by Russian soldiers in the yard of her house, was exhumed in the village of Pravdyne in Kherson region.

According to the prosecutorʼs office, in September 2022, Russians with heavy equipment drove into the yard of a local resident. The woman expressed her dissatisfaction, because of which they opened fire on her from automatic weapons.

December 30. A car carrying a couple was blown up by a mine in the village of Borschova, near Kharkiv. The 65-year-old driver died on the spot, his 63-year-old wife in the hospital.

December 30. Donetsk region:

  • The enemy shelled Vugledar with artillery; in the middle of the night, Bahatyr of the Velyki Novosilky community was hit by two rockets. There, the windows, doors and facade of the temple were damaged, and the auxiliary premises of the coffee shop were destroyed. There are no victims.
  • Individual "strikes" were recorded in Maryinka and Avdiivka.
  • Four rockets hit Kostyantynivka — no one was wounded, a boarding school, a cinema and a dormitory were damaged. Periodic shelling was recorded on the outskirts of Chasiv Yar and Soledar communities.

December 30. Over the past day, 12 Ukrainian civilians became victims of Russian aggression. Four of them died, and eight were wounded.

December 30. The Presidentʼs Office showed the consequences of the Shahed drone attack on Kyiv. Debris of one of them hit a four-story administrative building in Holosiivskyi district, which caused a fire. The windows of the neighboring house were broken.

December 29. In the city of Odesa and the district, 450,000 customers remain without electricity after the Russian missile attack. The power distribution company DTEK Odesa Electric Grids said this in a Facebook post. "The situation in the power system is extremely difficult. Due to another Russian attack on December 29, 450,000 customers in Odesa and the Odesa district were left without electricity," the company wrote. It is emphasized that power engineers are doing everything they can to restore electricity to household consumers.

December 29. The russians made 51 strikes on the border communities of the Sumy region, reported the head of the regional military administration, Dmytro Zhivytskyi.

  • The enemy fired mortar fire at Bilopolsk community; there were 34 "arrivals". The shelling damaged a private house — broken windows and a destroyed fence.
  • The Russians dropped 4 explosive devices from a drone on the Krasnopil community. They also opened fire twice with mortars. In total, there were 9 "arrivals".
  • The Russian army shelled the Velikopysarov community from a helicopter. 4 unguided air missiles were released.

In all cases, there were no victims.

Ukrainian air defense forces also shot down 2 cruise missiles over the Sumy region.

December 29. around 14:10, the invaders launched a missile attack on a critical infrastructure facility in the Chuhuiv district. Two employees of the enterprise were killed, one more was injured. According to preliminary information, the enemy launched an Kh-101 cruise missile on the settlement from the territory of Belgorod region of the russian federation.

Law enforcers have launched an investigation into enemy missiles attack on Kharkiv region, as a result of which three people were killed. The Prosecutor General's Office said this in a post on Telegram.

Under the procedural guidance of the Chuhuiv, Kupiansk and Kharkiv District Prosecutors' Offices of Kharkiv region, pre-trial investigations into violations of the laws and customs of war (Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) have been initiated.

December 29. Kostyantynivka was hit by four rockets in Donetsk region. Two rockets hit the boarding school where the resettlement center is located, where one person is injured. Two other rockets hit near the former cinema and in the courtyard of the dormitory.

December 29. The russians directed six rockets at the Lviv region. The Air Defense Forces shot down four. Two rockets hit the power station. "There are 282 settlements without electricity, 76 of them partially. It is most difficult to supply voltage for Lviv and nearby settlements: Obroshyne, Zymna Voda, Dublyany, Bryukhovychy. Power engineers are working to restore light and water to every home," the head of Lviv Regional Military Administration Maksym Kozytskyi informed.

December 29. The occupiers shelled Kherson again. The building of the Regional Cardiology Dispensary was damaged. A security guard and a boiler room worker were wounded.

December 29. In a village in Ivano-Frankivsk region, a Russian rocket flew straight into a house, but miraculously did not explode.

December 29. The Presidentʼs Office showed the consequences of a rocket falling on the private sector in the capitalʼs Darnytskyi district.

December 28. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukraine has managed to return 1,456 people from Russian captivity.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his annual address to the Verkhovna Rada on December 28, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

“Since February 24, our team has managed to free 1,456 people from Russian captivity. This is significant. I am happy to see everyone returning to Ukraine," he said.

At the same time, the President has assured that everything will be done to bring home all Ukrainian people who are currently in Russian captivity.

December 28. The occupiers targeted a residential apartment building in the village of Kivsharivka, in the Kupyansk district. One of the apartments was destroyed.

December 28. Russian troops shelled the village of Kizomys in Kherson region. Three people were wounded, including a 14-year-old child. The wounded people are hospitalized.

December 28. A 7-year-old boy and his father were blown up by a mine in the village of Buhaiivka in Kharkiv region. They went fishing. While playing, the boy ran to the bushes and stepped on a mine there. His father ran to help him and also blew himself up. They are currently hospitalized.

December 27.The enemy shelled frontline areas in Donetsk region on December 27.

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, wrote this on Telegram.

“The night in Donetsk region was relatively calm, but several attacks were recorded in various areas of the front. Maryinka came under fire in the Donetsk direction," Kyrylenko wrote.

December 27. The Russian troops injured eight civilians in Ukraine on December 27.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said this in a post on Telegram, referring to figures from the regional military administrations, Ukrinform reports.

In particular, three people were injured in Donetsk region, two people were injured in Kharkiv region (including one in a mine blast), and three were injured in Kherson region.

December 27. During the day, Russian troops shelled three border communities of the Sumy region, reported the head of the regional military administration, Dmytro Zhivytskyi.

  • Occupants used small arms in the Seredyno-Buda community.
  • The Russians shelled the Shalyhyne community with mortars, there were 10 "arrivals".
  • The Russians shelled the Esman community with artillery. There were 3 "arrivals". One shell hit the house and destroyed it. People were not injured.

December 27. The occupiers fired at the maternity ward of the hospital in Kherson. Two children were born there today.

December 27. Russian troops shelled the city of Oleshky on the left bank of the Kherson region. Mayor Yevhen Ryschuk reported about one dead and five wounded people.

December 27. Russian troops shelled a critical infrastructure enterprise in Kherson with artillery. Nearby buildings were also damaged — a medical aid station, a kindergarten, as well as a private house. There are no victims.

December 27. A family of eight people was shot dead in occupied Makiivka, Donetsk region. Among the victims are four children. The occupying authorities stated that it was done by robbers and they were allegedly already detained.

The adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko assumes that the family was killed by the "Wagnerians".

December 26. The invaders are launching attacks on Kharkiv region, residents are being urged to stay in shelters. Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram.

"Attention, residents of Kharkiv region: stay in shelters. The occupiers are launching attacks," Syniehubov wrote.

Serhii Melnyk, head of the Kharkiv garrison, wrote on Telegram that an air raid alert was announced due to the launch of enemy S-300 missiles

December 26. Last week Russian troops attacked the Zaporizhzhia region 590 times, including 51 times over the past day.

The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Head Oleksandr Starukh during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine - Ukrinform, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Last week the Zaporizhzhia region came under enemy fire 590 times, including 51 times over the past day. About 150 objects were destroyed, including a school and energy infrastructure facilities,” Starukh told.

December 26. As many as 11 people were killed and 64 more were injured as a result of Russia’s shelling of Kherson city on December 24.

Yaroslav Yanushevych, head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram.

"On December 24, Russia launched a terrorist attack on the center of Kherson. 64 Kherson residents were injured, 18 of them are now in a serious condition... Unfortunately, the rashists killed 11 people," he wrote.

December 26. Russian troops injured four civilians in Ukraine on December 25.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said this in a post on Telegram.

In particular, Russian troops injured two people in Donetsk region, one person each in Kharkiv and Kherson regions.

December 26. The Russian troops shelled two border communities in Sumy region with mortars.

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported this on its website.

"The Znob-Novhorodske and Seredyno-Buda communities came under enemy fire," the report says.

As reported, the Russian army struck eight regions of Ukraine over the past day.

December 25. For 10 days, the occupiers do not let residents of the temporarily occupied territories go through Vasylivka checkpoint towards Zaporizhzhia.

"For 10 days already, the ruscists have not let the residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions go through Vasylivka towards Zaporizhzhia," Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedorov posted on Telegram.

He added that for 10 months, the occupiers intensified terror and made evacuation more difficult by artificially creating queues of thousands at checkpoints, introducing a system of special travel passes, for which it was necessary to wait up to a month at the occupation commandant's office. A month ago, the Russians banned men fit for military service from leaving, and now they don't even let children, women, and elderly people out.

December 25. Petro Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, showed how the Russians are demolishing historical buildings in the city.

In particular, the occupiers are destroying the House with a Clock, where the studio of the world-famous artist Viktor Arnautov was located.

December 25. Russian troops hit Kramatorsk in Donetsk region with three missiles.

The occupiers hit one of the industrial enterprises. People were not injured.

Also, the Russians inflict numerous blows on Avdiivka. In the morning, they already shelled the city six times with artillery and "Grads" with incendiary elements. One woman was injured.

December 25. For 10 days, the occupiers do not release residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine through Vasylivka towards Zaporizhzhia. Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov reports this.

"For 10 days already, the Rashists have not released residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions through Vasylivka towards Zaporizhzhia," the post reads.

December 25. Over the past 24 hours, Russian troops have shelled settlements in the Kharkiv region, located near the border and the contact line. As a result of enemy shelling, there is a dead and injured among the civilian population.

This was announced by Oleh Syniehubov, head of the regional military administration.

December 25. During the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, the National Police initiated more than 51,000 criminal proceedings on the facts of crimes committed by the Russian military and their accomplices.

This was announced by the head of the National Police, Ihor Klymenko.

December 24. On Saturday, Russian troops shelled four communities of the Sumy region 87 times, power lines and civil infrastructure objects were damaged, said Dmytro Zhivytskyi, head of the regional military administration.

December 24. The Kherson regional prosecutorʼs office reports that 8 people have already died as a result of the morning shelling of the city.

December 24. There are already 35 wounded in Kherson, 16 of them are in serious condition.

December 24. Consequences of missiles hitting the gymnasium of the Stepnensk community of the Zaporizhzhia region. The photo was published by the head of regional military adminnistration Oleksandr Starukh.

December 24. At night, the Russian army hit the suburbs of Zaporizhzhia with rockets. Several of them entered the gymnasium in Stepensk hromada. Nearby houses were also damaged. People are unharmed.

December 23. Two people were killed as a result of the morning shelling from rocket salvo systems in Kherson. Residential buildings and objects of critical infrastructure were damaged.

December 23. The Deputy head of the Presidentʼs Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko reported that during the past day, Russian troops killed 5 civilians. Another 18 people were wounded.

December 23. The local "authority" began to demolish the drama theater in the occupied city of Mariupol, Donetsk region. A Russian airstrike killed 300 to 600 people there in March, according to various estimates.

The rear and central parts of the theater are to be completely dismantled, but the front part will be left intact as the "basis of the reconstruction".

December 23. The Russian army shelled the city of Kherson 30 times a day — they hit the residential quarters of the city.

This was reported by the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration Yaroslav Yanushevych on December 23.

Russian shells hit educational institutions, private and apartment buildings.

Last day, the region came under Russian fire 61 times. Occupiers attacked peaceful settlements of the region with artillery, rocket launchers, mortars and tanks.

No victims have been reported.

December 22. The Russians shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region throughout the night, firing more than 50 shells at civilians.

An 8-year-old girl was injured in Marhanets. She was hospitalized at night. Doctors treated the child and discharged her in the morning. In the city, up to 20 private houses and commercial buildings, several cars and four power lines were damaged.

In the Chervona Hryhorivka community, one house was destroyed, 20 were mutilated.

December 22. At night, Russia fired an Kh-59 missile from a Su-35 aircraft from the direction of the Black Sea, which was shot down by air defense over the Mykolaiv region.

December 22. Associated Press journalists discovered at least 10,000 graves in Mariupol, which appeared in the city after a full-scale invasion.

The AP investigation relied on interviews with 30 residents of Mariupol, 13 of whom lived under Russian occupation; to satellite images and hundreds of videos from the city itself.

An analysis of satellite images taken over the last eight months of the occupation shows 8,500 new graves in the Old Crimean Cemetery alone — possibly with several bodies under each mound. There are at least three more trench burials around the city, including one that was created by the Ukrainians themselves at the beginning of the blockade. In total, at least 10,300 new graves are scattered across Mariupol. Thousands more bodies probably did not even reach the cemetery.

December 22. Russia again shelled the towns of Kupyansk and Vovchansk, Kharkiv region. Civilians were harmed.

In Vovchansk, 5 people were injured as a result of shelling. Four of them (3 men and a woman) are employees of the Central District Hospital. They have explosive and shrapnel damage. A 62-year-old passer-by was also injured.

A residential building was damaged in Kupyansk as a result of a rocket attack. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.

December 22. Russian troops shelled the village of Stanislav in the Kherson region. Electricity grids and gas pipelines were damaged there. One person was injured.

December 21. Russian troops shelled residential areas of three cities in Donetsk region. Chasiv Yar, Kramatorsk and Kurakhove came under fire.

Decemder 21. Today, Russia again shelled the towns of Kupyansk and Vovchansk, Kharkiv region. Civilians were harmed.

In Vovchansk, 5 people were injured as a result of shelling. Four of them (3 men and a woman) are employees of the Central District Hospital. They have explosive and shrapnel damage. A 62-year-old passer-by was also injured.

A residential building was damaged in Kupyansk as a result of a rocket attack. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.

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December 21. Associated Press journalists discovered at least 10,000 graves in Mariupol, which appeared in the city after a full-scale invasion.

The AP investigation relied on interviews with 30 residents of Mariupol, 13 of whom lived under Russian occupation; to satellite images and hundreds of videos from the city itself.

An analysis of satellite images taken over the last eight months of the occupation shows 8,500 new graves in the Old Crimean Cemetery alone — possibly with several bodies under each mound. There are at least three more trench burials around the city, including one that was created by the Ukrainians themselves at the beginning of the blockade. In total, at least 10,300 new graves are scattered across Mariupol. Thousands more bodies probably did not even reach the cemetery.

Back in May, when the city was occupied, local Ukrainian authorities "in exile" estimated that at least 25,000 people had died. However, at least three people in the city since June say the death toll is at least three times higher, based on conversations with people who documented the collection of bodies from the streets for the Russian occupation authorities.

The Associated Press also found that more than 300 buildings in Mariupol have already been demolished or are about to be demolished. According to AP calculations, this means that in total, more than 50,000 houses will be destroyed due to demolition.

December 21. Russian troops shelled the village of Stanislav in the Kherson region. Electricity grids and gas pipelines were damaged there. One person was injured.

December 21. Over the past day, the Russian army opened fire 60 times on the territory of the Kherson region. Six people were injured, one person died.

Yaroslav Yanushevych, the head of the Kherson regional state administration, writes about this.

"The residential quarters of Kherson came under enemy fire again, the Russians attacked the shipbuilding plant, private and apartment buildings," he noted.

According to Yanushevych, the Russians fired from artillery, mortars, tanks, and rocket launchers.

December 21. The Russians shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region throughout the night, firing more than 50 shells at civilians.

An 8-year-old girl was injured in Marhanets. She was hospitalized at night. Doctors treated the child and discharged her in the morning. In the city, up to 20 private houses and commercial buildings, several cars and four power lines were damaged.

In the Chervona Hryhorivka community, one house was destroyed, 20 were mutilated.

December 21. Three people, including a 10-year-old boy, were injured in the Russian attack on Ochakiv, Mykolaiv region.

"Ochakiv. Mykolaiv region. The occupiers opened fire from tube artillery. Shells slammed into yards of civilians. Three people, including a 10-year-old boy, were injured," Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko posted on Telegram.

Three people, including a 10-year-old boy, were injured in the Russian attack on Ochakiv, Mykolaiv region.

"Ochakiv. Mykolaiv region. The occupiers opened fire from tube artillery. Shells slammed into yards of civilians. Three people, including a 10-year-old boy, were injured," Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko posted on Telegram.

He also published photos showing the consequences of the Russian attack.

December 21. During the day, the Russians carried out 23 strikes on the Sumy region, reported the head of the OVA, Dmytro Zhivytskyi.

  • The occupiers hit the Seredino-Budsk community with mortars, recorded three "arrivals".
  • The Russians shelled the Hlukhivsk community with multiple rocket launchers. There were 20 "arrivals".

People were not injured.

December 21. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that ten million people, or about a quarter of Ukraine's population, may suffer from a mental health disorder in relation to the Russian-Ukrainian war.

That's according to Reuters.

"WHO estimates that up to 10 million people are at risk of some form of a mental disorder, varying from anxiety and stress to more severe conditions," said Jarno Habicht, WHO's representative in Ukraine.

More severe conditions include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by distressing events.

December 21. In the de-occupied town of Snihurivka in the Mykolayiv region, electricity, water, and gas supply was restored.

December 21. In the Kherson Region, in the Visokopillia community, a team of energy workers ran over a mine. The official vehicle was damaged, but the employees were not injured.

December 21. the occupiers shelled the Marganets, Myrove and Chervona Hryhorivka communities of the Nikopol district from Grads and heavy artillery. People werenʼt injured.

The Kherson region was shelled 71 times over the past day. The Kherson region was shelled 71 times. One person died, six others were injured.

December 21. At night, the Russians shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region six times with Grads and heavy artillery, at least 70 shells landed. People were not injured.

December 20. That night, Russia once again fired at the "Naftogaz" infrastructure. Rockets hit one of our facilities in Kharkiv region.

December 20. During the night, Russia shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region with heavy artillery. At least 20 shells landed in the village.

No people were wounded, but a dozen private houses and commercial buildings, gas pipelines and power lines were damaged.

December 20. Last night Russian troops again opened fire on the Dnipropetrovsk region’s Nikopol district.

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

“Two communities, Myrove and Pokrovske, came under heavy artillery fire three times. At least 20 projectiles were fired at peaceful villages,” Reznichenko wrote.

In his words, civilians remained unharmed. A dozen of detached houses were damaged, as well as household buildings, gas pipelines and power transmission lines.

In the rest of districts, no enemy shelling was recorded.

December 19. Russian invaders shelled the water area of the Mykolaiv region’s Ochakiv community five times. Additionally, the enemy struck the Kutsurub community twice.

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

“On December 19, 2022, the enemy launched artillery strikes on the Ochakiv community’s water area. No casualties were reported. Yesterday, enemy projectiles also hit the Kutsurub community,” the report states.

December 19. On December 19, 2022, Russian troops launched 83 strikes on the Sumy region’s border communities.

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

The Khotin community came under enemy fire twice. A total of 34 explosions were recorded within the border area.

In the Shalyhyne community, Russian troops used grenade launchers to open fire. Five explosions were recorded.

In the Krasnopillia community, Russians twice dropped explosives with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and launched 15 strikes with self-propelled artillery.

In the Yunakivka community, the enemy launched 10 artillery strikes within the border area.

In the Myropillia community, four artillery strikes were recorded, and nine enemy shells exploded within the border area.

The following communities came under enemy fire: Velyka Pysarivka, Krasnopillia, Myropillia, Yunakivka, Khotin and Shalyhyne.

December 19. In Kharkiv region, more than 200 bodies, discovered in the liberated territories, are yet to be identified.

This was stated on Telegram by the Kharkiv Region Police Department.

"More than 200 recovered bodies are yet to be identified in the de-occupied territories," the police said.

It is noted that on December 19, the Kharkiv Region Police Department received from American donors three state-of-the-art DNA laboratories, allowing for express DNA tests, which will significantly shorten the process of identifying discovered bodies. Law enforcers will soon receive a fourth such laboratory.

December 19. In Donetsk region, the Russian invaders fired at various areas of the front from Vuhledar to Lyman during the night. Casualties were reported.

"At night, the Russians fired at different areas of the front from Vuhledar to Lyman... In Horlivka direction, two people were killed. In Bakhmut direction, three more were injured. Two private houses were damaged in the town. An administrative building was damaged in Siversk, and a private house was hit in Paraskoviivka, Soledar community," Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

He noted that there were periodic artillery shellings of Vuhledar town and its outskirts in Volnovakha direction. Nobody was injured.

Russians shell frontline areas from Vuhledar to Lyman in Donetsk region. Casualties reported

December 19. In Ukraine, three civilians were killed and 11 more people were injured due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation over the past day, December 18.

“In Donetsk region, three people were killed and four more were injured. In Kharkiv region, one civilian was injured. In Kherson region, six people were injured,” Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko posted on Telegram with reference to the data of regional military administrations.

According to Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko, the Russian invaders fired at various areas of the front from Vuhledar to Lyman Donetsk region. Casualties were reported.

December 18. The Russian military carried out 26 strikes on the Glukhiv and Shalyhyne communities of the Sumy region.

December 18. On Sunday, December 18, the Russian occupiers struck the Nikopol district. They are already planning a new attack.

December 18. Russia shelled the village of Kivsharivka, Kupyanіл District, Kharkiv region 31-year-old paramedic was injured; he had shrapnel wounds, and doctors provided the necessary assistance. There is the destruction of the hospital, and broken windows.

December 18. In the village of Dovgenke, Kharkiv region, two local men, 50 and 52 years old, went to look for lost livestock. However, the men did not return that day. Relatives looked for them in the village and did not find them. After that, they contacted the police, and the men were already being searched with drones.

On December 18, they were found dead: they blew themselves up on a mine left by the Russian invaders.

December 18. Over the past day, the Russian occupiers shelled the territory of the Kherson region 54 times — with artillery, MLRS, mortars, tanks and sniper fire.

Three people died in the past day, six more were injured.

December 18. At night, Russia shelled the Nikopol area of the Dnipropetrovsk region five times with heavy artillery. Three communities were hit: Nikopol, Marganets and Chervona Hryhorivka.

A 59-year-old man was injured in Nikopol. Doctors provided help, he was left to be treated at home. Several private houses, farm buildings and a gymnasium were mutilated in the city.

December 17. As a result of the enemyʼs rocket attack on December 16, there are four victims and 9 damaged private houses in the Kyiv region.

December 17. The DTEK company showed a damaged energy facility that was hit by a missile attack by Russian troops on December 16.

December 17. Juvenile prosecutors: 450 children died as a result of armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

December 17. In Kryvyi Rih, after midnight, rescuers retrieved the body of a 1.5-year-old boy from under the rubble of a house destroyed by a Russian rocket.

This was announced by the head of Dnipropetrovsk regional administration Valentyn Reznichenko.

Yesterdayʼs attack on the city took the lives of four people — the Russians killed a 64-year-old woman and a young family with a small son. Thirteen people were injured. Among them are four children.

December 16. This morning, from the regions of the Caspian and Black Seas, the enemy launched 76 missiles, including 72 cruise missiles (X-101, Caliber, X-22) and 4 guided air missiles (X-59/X-31P) at the objects of critical infrastructure of Ukraine.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 60 enemy missiles.

December 16. The Russians killed 14 civilians over the past day.

December 16. The Russians hit energy infrastructure facilities in various districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region. There is serious destruction. Three workers of electrical substations were injured in Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih districts. All of them were taken to hospitals.

December 16. The police showed the consequences of the Russian attacks on Donetsk region.

12 settlements were affected: the cities of Avdiivka, Toretsk, Bakhmut, Kurakhove, Chasiv Yar, the village of Velyka Novosilka, the villages of Kamyanka, Memryk, Berdychi, Elizavetivka, Bila Hora, Rozdolivka. There are killed and wounded people.

The enemy attacked with aviation, "Grad" systems, "Smerch" systems and artillery.

December 16. The Russians hit the Kharkiv region with ten rockets, the head of the Regional Military Administration Oleh Sinegubov informed.

Rockets damaged objects of critical infrastructure, energy and emergency services specialists are working at the sites of hits. There are no casualties.

There is no electricity in the city of Kharkiv, there are power outages in the region.

December 16. Critical infrastructure objects were hit in the Chuhuiv district of the Kharkiv region, the head of the Regional Military Administration Oleh Synegubov informed. Preliminary, people were not wounded. Power outages are possible.

December 16. The Russian occupiers have struck three blows at the critical infrastructure of the Kharkiv region, the head of the Regional Military Administration Oleh Sinegubov reported.

December 15. Russian troops shelled the Chervonohryhorivka, Nikopol and Marhanets communities of the Dnipropetrovsk region from "Grad" systems and heavy artillery.

This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko.

Two people were wounded. A 66-year-old man was hospitalized, a 67-year-old woman is being treated at home.

The shelling damaged houses and power grids.

December 15. The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko informed that the Russian army shelled three communities in the region all night. At least 40 shells flew there. Preliminary, no one was wounded.

December 15. The head of Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Kim reported that the Russian army fought with anti-aircraft missiles in the water area and the coastal zone of the Ochakiv community. The community was also subjected to massive artillery strikes on the morning of December 15. Infrastructure objects were destroyed and damaged. Preliminary, there were no victims. Consequences are clarified. The Chornomorsk community was also under enemy fire in the morning. The infrastructure facility was damaged. There are no victims.

December 15. The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko informed that the Russian army shelled three communities in the region all night. At least 40 shells flew there. Preliminary, no one was wounded.

December 15. The head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration Oleksiy Kuleba reported that 4 500 objects that were damaged due to Russian aggression have already been restored in the region.

December 13. The Russian army is shelling the civilian infrastructure of Zaporizhzhia region. An 83-year-old woman was killed.

"An 83-year-old local woman received fatal injuries during the artillery shelling of Mala Tokmachka. Her house and the territory of her household were damaged," the Zaporizhzhia Region Department of the National Police reports.

Over the past day, law enforcement agencies received 23 reports on destruction as a result of enemy shelling.

The Russian military attacked Zaporizhzhia region with artillery, MLRS, and rocket launchers. Huliaypole, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Dorozhnianka, Olhivske, Chervone, Poltavka, Mala Tokmachka, Zhovta Krucha, Stepove, Plavni came under fire.

The tensest situation is observed in Polohy area. The houses of the local population were damaged by the armed aggression in Orikhiv and nearby settlements.

At night, Russian troops fired two S-300 missiles on the village of Zhovta Krucha. The missiles slammed into the area near the monument to soldiers fallen in World War II. The blast wave damaged a historical building and a cultural center.

Nearby houses have broken windows, damaged facades, roofs, fences.

December 13. Seven civilians were killed and 22 injured in Russian attacks on the territory of Ukraine on December 12.

The relevant statement was made by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko on Telegram.

According to the data from regional military administrations, three civilians were killed and 16 injured in the Donetsk region, one killed in the Zaporizhzhia region, one injured in the Mykolaiv region, one injured in the Kharkiv region, three killed and 15 injured in the Kherson region.

A reminder that, on December 12, 2022, Russian troops struck a residential area in the city of Kherson, having caused damage to a house and power transmission lines.

December 13. Russian invaders have opened fire on an ambulance car in the Kharkiv region. A 54-year-old medical assistant was injured.

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

According to the Regional Emergency Medicine Center, after 04:00 a.m., December 13, 2022, an ambulance car, responding to a call in the Kharkiv region’s Kupiansk, came under enemy fire.

December 13. The Russian troops shelled the Nikopol district in Dnipropetrovsk region with Grad MLRS and heavy artillery all night long.

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

"Seven attacks and more than 50 enemy shells launched on peaceful towns and villages. The Russians terrorized the Nikopol district all night long. They struck three communities - Nikopol, Chervonohryhorivka and Marhanets - with Grad MLRS and heavy artillery. No one was killed or injured,” the report says.

In Chervonohryhorivka, more than 10 private houses, farm buildings and power lines were damaged. An enemy shell destroyed a garage and a car.

In the Marhanets community, consequences of the enemy attack are being clarified.

In other districts, the night was quiet and the situation is calm as of now.

As reported by Ukrinform, units of Ukraine’s Defense Forces on December 12 repelled enemy attacks near 16 settlements.

December 13. During the day, the Russian troops have launched 38 strikes on Sumy region, northern Ukraine.

"Russian troops have launched 38 strikes on the border areas during the day. Enemy mines and shells exploded in the territory of three communities," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

He noted that the Russians fired 16 shells from Grad MLRS on Krasnopillia community.

"Velyka Pysarivka community was hit with grenade launchers from Russian territory. Sixteen explosions were recorded. Two strikes were launched on Seredyna-Buda community, six mines exploded. A private house and a shed were damaged," said the governor.

December 12. Russia struck the residential sector of Kherson, damaging a house and power lines, the Office of the President reported.

December 12. On the morning of December 12, the Russian army shelled Kherson and suburban settlements with artillery and rocket launchers.

One woman was killed and four others were wounded in varying degrees of shelling in a residential neighborhood of the city. Several apartments were damaged by the targeted impact of the shells into the houses.

December 12. The Russian occupiers hit Hirnyk (Donetsk region) with "Hurricane" rocket launchers, the head of the Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko reported.

As a result of the shelling, 8 people were wounded.

All the victims were taken to the hospital, the extent of the damage is being determined.

December 12. The head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko published a summary of the situation in the region:

  • In the Volnovakha direction, Novoukraiinka and Bohoyavlenka of the Vugledar community came under fire — there were no casualties.
  • In the Donetsk direction, the shelling was in Kurakhiv community. Shells damaged 7 houses in Kurakhiv and an outbuilding in Kurakhiv. During the night, the occupiers raided Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, and in the morning — along Solovyovo of the Ocheretyn community and Avdiivka. People were not wounded.
  • In the Horlivka direction, the Russians wounded one person in Kostyantynivka, targeted a house and a former school. In Bakhmut, two people were wounded, shells damaged a railway facility and a residential building. 5 houses were damaged in Vasyukivka of the Soledar community.
  • Two houses in Lyman were partially destroyed in the Lysychansk direction. Torske and Zarichne are also being shelled on the territory of the community. There are no victims.

December 12. The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko informed that the Russian troops shelled the Nikopol district six times during the night with "Grad" systems and heavy artillery. They targeted three communities — Nikopol, Chervonohryhorivka and Marhanets. More than 50 shells were fired.

December 11. More than 50 attacks have been recorded in Zaporizhzhia region on Sunday, December 11. At least two civilians were wounded in Huliaipole.

Oleksandr Starukh, head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, said this on the FREEDOM TV channel.

"There were more than 50 attacks, including 30 on 12 communities and civilian objects. The situation in Huliaipole is very bad. Yesterday, people were injured there - two wounded. Houses, critical infrastructure, roads were damaged. There was no electricity in some communities,” Starukh said.

December 11. Russian troops shot at rescuers who were delivering humanitarian aid to Bakhmut, Donetsk region. Nobody was injured.

"Today, the Russians shot at the rescuers who were delivering humanitarian aid to people who remain in the war-torn Bakhmut. Fortunately, no one was injured," the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine posted on Telegram.

At the same time, it is noted that a vehicle of the 47th state fire and rescue unit was damaged in artillery shelling: the windshield was cracked, the rear window was broken, the rear bumper and the rear part of the vehicle were riddled.

December 11. The Russian forces shelled the city of Kurakhove in Donetsk region with Uragan MLRS.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, reported this on Telegram.

“The occupiers again shelled the city of Kurakhove in Donetsk region. They used Uragan MLRS," he wrote.

December 11. Russian troops have opened fire on the Kherson region 45 times over the past day. Two civilians were reported killed and five injured.

The relevant statement was made by Kherson Regional Military Administration Head Yaroslav Yanushevych on Telegram.

“Russian occupiers opened fire on the Kherson region’s territory 45 times. They struck with artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, tanks and mortars. The enemy again attacked Kherson’s residential areas. Russian projectiles hit a maternity department, café, infrastructure object, detached houses and apartment blocks,” Yanushevych wrote.

December 11. Two civilians have been injured in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region over the past day.

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

“On December 10, 2022, Russians injured two civilians in the Donetsk region, in Bakhmut and Maksymilianivka,” Kyrylenko wrote.

December 11. A total of 443 children have been killed and over 855 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

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

As of December 11, 2022, the number of children killed and injured remained the same, 443 and over 855 respectively.

December 11. Yesterday, December 10, Russian troops shelled the territory of Kutsurub community, Mykolaiv region, with MLRS.

"Mykolaiv district. Yesterday, December 10, at 22:20, the enemy struck the open area of Kutsurub community with MLRS. There were no damages or casualties," Vitaliy Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk, and Bashtanka districts, the day and night passed relatively calmly.

December 10. On December 10, Russian troops continued shelling Sumy region, northern Ukraine. In particular, they opened mortar fire on Znob-Novhorodske community, where a funeral procession was held at that moment. The occupiers also struck Seredyna-Buda community with tube artillery.

“There were 10 explosions in Znob-Novhorodske community. The Russians shelled a yard and a road near the house of the deceased. People hid in shelters. In the border village of Seredyna-Buda community, five shots from tube artillery were recorded.

In addition, on December 9, the Russians hit the village of Velyka Pysarivka, Sumy region, with S-300 missiles,” Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

December 10. Russian troops have struck a maternity department in the city of Kherson.

The relevant statement was made by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko on Telegram.

According to Tymoshenko, Russian projectiles hit a maternity department in the local hospital. The building was damaged.

Health workers, patients and children remained unharmed, Tymoshenko added.

December 10. Last night some main high-voltage grids and equipment were damaged in Russia’s drone attack on energy objects in the Odesa region.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrenergo National Power Company on Facebook.

“Last night the enemy launched new strikes on energy objects in the Odesa region. Some main high-voltage grids and equipment were damaged. As a result, consumers in Odesa and the Odesa region were left without electricity,” the report states.

December 10. The Russian army shelled the Kherson region 51 times on Friday, December 9.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko said this in a post on Telegram.

According to him, the Russians used mortars, MLRS and cannon artillery.

Tymoshenko said that two people had been killed and eight injured in the shelling.

"Residential areas of the city [of Kherson] were affected. The enemy damaged a hospital, shops and warehouses. Enemy shells also damaged industrial infrastructure," he wrote.

On December 10, enemy shelling knocked down electricity in parts of Kherson.

December 10. The Russian troops fired artillery and mortars at more than five settlements in Kharkiv region in the past 24 hours.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"The enemy continues shelling the settlements of Kharkiv region, which are located not far from the contact line and the border with the Russian Federation. Over the past day, the areas of Kupiansk, Zolochiv, Dvorichna, Strelecha, Berestove and others settlements came under artillery and mortar shelling," he wrote.

December 10.On the morning of Saturday, December 10, Russian troops shelled the water area of the Mykolaiv region’s Ochakiv community with multiple launch rocket systems.

Vitaliy Kim, head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram.

According to the information provided by district military administrations, on December 10, from 04:00, the enemy attacked the water area of the Ochakiv community with MLRS. No casualties were reported.

In the Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka districts, the day and night passed relatively calmly.

December 10. The Russian forces struck the energy infrastructure in Odesa region overnight. Two enemy drones were shot down.

"At night, the enemy attacked the energy infrastructure in Odesa region. The rescue operation is ongoing," spokesperson for the Odesa Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Bratchuk, posted on Telegram.

According to Bratchuk, two kamikaze drones were shot down by Ukraine’s air defense forces.

The Operational Command South in a Facebook post said that the enemy, having targeted energy infrastructure facilities in Odesa region, caused significant damage and left thousands consumers without electricity.

December 10. Four civilians have been injured in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region over the past day. The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.

“On December 9, 2022, four civilians were injured in Russian attacks on the Donetsk region: two in Bakhmut, one in Avdiivka and one in Kostiantynivka,” Kyrylenko wrote.

Currently, it is also impossible to count the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha, Kyrylenko added.

December 9. Last night Russian troops struck two communities in the Dnipropetrovsk region’s Nikopol district with heavy artillery.

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

“Five attacks and four civilians injured. Last night the Nikopol district was again struck with enemy heavy artillery. Russians opened fire on two communities, Nikopol and Marhanets. The city of Nikopol suffered the most,” Reznichenko wrote.

In his words, four elderly people were injured in Nikopol.

In particular, a couple was rescued from an apartment, which had caught fire. They received medical aid and will continue treatment at home. Two more people – a man, 72, and a woman, 86, – were taken to hospital with mine and explosive injuries in moderately grave condition.

Eleven apartment blocks and detached houses were seriously damaged in Nikopol.

According to Reznichenko, Russian projectiles caused damage to a kindergarten, administrative and office buildings, car wash, several vehicles, gas pipeline and power transmission lines.

December 10. Over 390 educational institutions have been damaged and destroyed in Russian missile attacks on Ukraine since September 1, 2022.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Education and Science Minister Serhii Shkarlet on Telegram.

“Russian missile attacks have left over 390 educational institutions damaged and destroyed in these 100 days and over 2,800 – since the full-scale invasion started,” Shkarlet wrote.

Russian invaders are destroying schools, kindergartens, universities and vocational schools in Ukraine. Nevertheless, the Ukrainian children and youth continue to study, and the Ukrainian teachers and educators continue to hold the educational front, Shkarlet stressed.

December 10. In the evening of December 9, 2022, Russian troops launched a missile strike on the Sumy region’s Velyka Pysarivka community.

The relevant statement was made by Sumy Regional Military Administration Head Dmytro Zhyvytskyi on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“A missile strike on the Sumy region. Around 09:00 p.m. [December 9 – Ed.], Russians struck the Velyka Pysarivka community. There are serious destructions in civil infrastructure. The further details to be reported later,” Zhyvytskyi wrote.

December 9. Of the total number of missiles fired by the Russian army on Ukraine since February 24, 62% were hit civilian targets.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this at the international conference "Human Rights in Dark Hours," dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

The head of state said Russian crimes in Ukraine and against Ukrainians are unprecedented since the Second World War.

"Ukrainian cities and our towns, our villages, which the Russian artillery simply breaks into stones, not one, not two, but dozens of such destroyed towns and villages. Air terror, missile terror, attacks by the Russian Federation, which are so reminiscent of the Nazi bombardment of Britain - London. Of all the missiles fired by the Russian army since February 24, 62% targeted civilian objects. They targeted people. They targeted humanity," Zelensky said.

He also talked about the filtration camps created by the Russians in Ukraine, discovered torture camps and mass burial sites. He also mentioned the forced deportation of Ukrainians by the Russians.

December 8. Five civilians were killed and 14 others wounded in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression on December 8.

As the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko said this on Telegram, referring to figures from regional military administrations.

He wrote that five people had been killed and two wounded in the Donetsk region, four wounded in the Kharkiv region, and eight wounded in the Kherson region.

December 9. Russian troops struck Kherson region 68 times with mortars, artillery, tanks, and MLRS.

As Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko posted on Telegram, the Russians targeted residential neighborhoods, private houses, apartment blocks, and other buildings in Kherson city.

Eight civilians were injured in the shelling.

As reported, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy holds defense in Kherson direction. Tank and artillery attacks on the areas of Beryslav, Kozatske, Antonivka, Komyshany, Dniprovske, and Veletenske settlements in Kherson region and the outskirts of Kherson city were recorded.

December 8. Law enforcement officers discovered the bodies of three men with signs of torture in the de-occupied village of Novopetrivka (Mykolaiv region).

As reported by the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office, the bodies belong to local residents — men aged 39, 42 and 55. Two men have gunshot wounds. They were killed during the occupation of the region by Russian troops. Violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional murder, is being investigated (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code).

December 8. Russian troops brought several "Grad" anti-aircraft missiles to the Zaporizhzhia NPP, "Energoatom" informed.

They were placed next to the power unit and the spent nuclear fuel storage area, which violates all radiation safety conditions. The occupiers are preparing to shell the opposite bank of the Dnipro River, using the nuclear power plant as a cover.

December 8. Around 04:30 a.m., Russia launched a missile attack on Kupyansk, Kharkiv region. The S-300 missile hit the ground under the foundation of the administration building. The wall of the building was destroyed, the car was damaged, the windows were broken. People were not injured.

In addition, due to shelling by S-300 missiles, fires broke out in the fields in the area of the village of Pechenyhi, Chuhuiv district.

December 8. Russia shelled two communities in Chernihiv region with mortars.

December 8. At night, Russian troops struck the Mykolaiv transport base. Buses were burning there.

This was reported by the deputy chairman of the Presidentʼs Office Tymoshenko.

December 8. Russian troops have already wounded 855 children in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began.

The Prosecutor General's Office said this in a post on Telegram.

"As of the morning of December 8, 2022, more than 1,298 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to the official information from juvenile prosecutors, 443 children were killed and more than 855 children were injured," the post said.

The figures are not final as work is ongoing to establish casualties in the areas of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

Most children were killed or injured in Donetsk region – 426, Kharkiv region – 267, Kyiv region – 117, Mykolaiv region – 77, Zaporizhzhia region – 77, Kherson region – 70, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 65, Dnipropetrovsk region – 33.

On December 6, a 15-year-old girl was wounded in Russia’s shelling of the village of Kupriianivka, Zaporizhzhia region.

A total of 2,719 educational institutions have been damaged due to bombing and shelling by Russian troops, with 332 of them completely destroyed.

December 8. Russian troops killed nine civilians and wounded 15 others in the Donetsk region on December 7.

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

"On December 7, the Russians killed nine civilians in the Donetsk region: six in Kurakhove, one in the village of Krasnohorivka, one in Ivanivka, and one in Bakhmut. Another 15 people in the region were wounded," he said.

According to Kyrylenko, it is currently impossible to establish the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha, but every war criminal will be punished.

December 7. In the initial weeks of the invasion of Ukraine, Russian armed forces summarily executed or carried out attacks on individuals leading to the deaths of hundreds of civilians, the Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, Matilda Bogner, said on Wednesday.

That’s according to a statement posted on the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ukrinform reports.

A UN Human Rights report based on the work of the Mission details how Russian troops killed civilians in Ukrainian towns and villages across Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy regions of Ukraine from February 24 until April 6, 2022.

According to Bogner, the summary executions examined in the report may constitute a war crime.

In the town of Bucha near Kyiv, which was under the control of Russian troops from March 5 to 30, the Mission documented the killing of 73 civilians (54 men, 16 women, 2 boys, and 1 girl) and is in the process of corroborating an additional 105 alleged killings.

“A mere text message, a piece of camouflage clothing, or a record of previous military service could have fatal consequences,” Bogner said.

The report states that the UN has, so far, documented the violent deaths of 441 civilians (341 men, 72 women, 20 boys and 8 girls) in the three regions in the initial six weeks of the Russian invasion alone. At the same time, the authors of the document say that cautions that the actual figures are likely to be considerably higher as work is still ongoing to corroborate an additional 198 killings that occurred in the Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy regions of Ukraine occupied by Russia in the initial stages of the ongoing armed attack against Ukraine.

“Civilians were targeted on roads while moving within or between settlements, including while attempting to flee the hostilities,” Bogner said.

“Russian soldiers brought civilians to makeshift places of detention and then executed them in captivity. Many of the victims’ bodies were found with their hands tied behind their backs and gunshot wounds to their heads,” she added.

The report found that men and boys comprised 88 per cent of all victims of summary executions.

The report states that although many months have passed since the first killings became known, much needs to be done to hold those responsible to account. The UN Human Rights Office has found no information that the Russian authorities have been actively investigating or prosecuting any of such cases.

December 7. The deputy head of the Presidentʼs Office reported that eight people were killed in Kurakhove by shelling.

The Russian military also shelled the central square of the village of Yampil when people were receiving humanitarian aid there, Kyrylenko informed.

Three people were wounded.

December 7. The deputy head of the Presidentʼs Office Tymoshenko showed the consequences of the Russian shelling of the village of Novotavrycheske, Zaporizhzhia district. According to him, one house was destroyed and about 10 were damaged.

December 7. Last day, the Russian occupying forces shelled populated areas of Kharkiv region, as a result of which a woman died. Another woman and a man were wounded.

This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Oleh Sinegubov.

December 7. At night, the Russians attacked the Zaporizhzhia region with drones and S-300 missiles.

In one of the villages, two houses were destroyed, eight more were damaged. It is preliminary known about three wounded, including a 15-year-old girl.

In another village, as a result of a rocket explosion, one house was destroyed, and another 10 were damaged. People, fortunately, remained unharmed.

December 7. The head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko confirmed that at night, for the first time in a long period, Russia attacked the region with Iranian drones. Troops from the Eastern Air Command shot down all enemy Shahed-136s.

December 6. The Russian occupiers shelled a settlement in the Sumy region. Residential buildings were damaged, a 69-year-old man was injured. This was announced by the head of the Sumy regional military administration, Dmytro Zhivytskyi.

December 6. Russia hit Kramatorsk with four missiles. 39 private houses, an educational institution and an industrial zone were damaged. People were not injured.

December 6. The body of the dead 61-year-old pensioner Pavlo, who was killed by Russian shelling, was recovered from Kupyansk, Kharkiv region. The man was preparing food in the yard at the time of the attack.

December 6. Employees of the regional prosecutorʼs office found another room in Kherson region, that the Russian occupiers turned into a torture chamber and kept Ukrainian citizens there.

December 6. The Russian occupiers plan to demolish 950 houses in Mariupol, in particular in the city center. This was reported by the mayorʼs advisor Petro Andryushchenko.

December 6. Three civilians were killed in Ukraine as a result of the actions of the Russians over the past day. Nine more people were wounded.

December 6. A 68-year-old man was killed in the Kupyansk district due to shelling by the Russians. This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Sinegubov.

December 6. At night, the occupiers shelled Nikopol, Chervonohryhorivka and Marhanets communities. This was reported by the head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko. "About 50 enemy shells flew into peaceful towns and villages. It passed without any dead or wounded people," Reznichenko wrote.

December 6. Russian troops launched a rocket attack on the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia at night. One of the rockets hit the territory of the Stepnyansk Territorial Community. Critical infrastructure facilities and residential buildings were damaged.

December 5. Russian troops continue shelling Sumy Oblast. "Arrivals" were on the territory of the menʼs monastery. As a result of shelling, the administration building and farm buildings were damaged. There, two cows were killed by shrapnel, and three more animals were injured. People survived," said Dmytro Zhivytskyi, head of the regional military administration.

December 5. Consequences of todayʼs shelling of Odesa region.

December 5. The Russian army fired more than 70 cruise missiles during the latest missile attack on Ukraine. Air defense forces shot down more than 60 of them.

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine writes about this in its Telegram channel.

38 X-101/X-555 cruise missiles were launched by eight Russian Tu-95MS strategic aircraft from the Caspian Sea and Rostov region. Also, 22 Kalibr missiles were fired from the ships of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia.

Also, from the Black Sea, Tu-22M3 bombers launched three Kh-22 cruise missiles, and Su-35 fighter jets hit Ukraine with six Kh-59 guided air missiles and one Kh-31P.

December 5. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova reported the fall of a rocket element near the city of Brychany. Border guards found it.

The dangerous area was cordoned off, sappers were called to the scene.

December 5. A small child — 1 year and 10 months old — was wounded as a result of Russian shelling in Novosofiivka, Zaporizhzhia region. Thus, two people died, three were wounded.

December 5. On the Left Bank district of captured Mariupol, due to the demolition of buildings, sewer pipes burst. Streets and basements were flooded.

December 5. The Russians shelled Vuhledar. Nine houses were damaged there.

In the Donetsk direction, Kurakhove and Hostre came under fire — a kindergarten, four high-rise buildings and seven private houses were damaged.

"Strikes" hit the old and central parts of the Avdiivka city. An administrative building, a dormitory, a residential building and farm buildings were damaged in the center of Bakhmut. Two more houses were damaged in the Kostyantynivska community.

December 5. The Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko showed photos of the consequences of the missile attack on Zaporizhzhia.

December 5. The deputy head of the Presidentʼs Office showed the consequences of a missile attack on the territory of the ArcelorMittal plant.

December 4. The enemy shells Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region, with Grad MLRS from the territory of the occupied Enerhodar.

"About seven enemy strikes on the territory of Nikopol district were recorded. A young man born in 1999 was killed in Pokrovske community: enemy shells slammed into his house," Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, posted on Telegram.

Half a dozen houses, outbuildings, a car, power lines, and a gas pipeline were damaged in the shelling of the district.

December 4. More than 9,400 civilians have already been killed by Russian shelling.

This was reported by Yevhen Yenin, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Ministry’s Communication Department.

"According to the National Police, more than 9,400 civilians were killed and nearly 6,800 were injured. Unfortunately, there are also children among them: since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, 461 children have died," Yenin said.

According to the deputy minister, police officers are recording in the territories liberated by the Ukrainian troops more and more crimes committed by enemy forces. The enemy has been shelling these areas the hardest. The civilian population is suffering due to Russia’s terrorist attacks so the death toll is increasing daily.

As Yenin reported, the enemy continues to attack critical infrastructure. Currently, there is no energy supply to 507 settlements in eight regions of Ukraine.

Kharkiv region is affected the most as 112 settlements there are in a blackout. In Donetsk and Kherson regions, it’s more than 90 settlements each, as well as 82 in Mykolaiv region, 76 in Zaporizhia region, and 43 in Luhansk region.

December 4. Russian forces have shelled a border village in the Sumy region, damaging seven houses and outbuildings.

Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the head of the Sumy regional military administration, said this on Telegram.

"Seven damaged houses and partially destroyed outbuildings. Such are the consequences of the shelling of a border village in the Nova Sloboda community," Zhyvytskyi said.

He said that Russian troops had shelled the border area with artillery, with five shells exploding in the region.

December 4. Russian invaders have shelled an apartment building in Kherson.

Yaroslav Yanushevych, the head of the Kherson regional military administration, said this in a post on Telegram.

"Today, after lunch, the Rashists shelled the Tavriiskyi residential neighborhood in Kherson. Enemy shells hit an apartment building, damaging walls, windows and a gas pipeline," Yanushevych said.

According to him, residents were not injured.

From November 20 to December 4, the invaders shelled Kherson 169 times. The shelling killed 19 people and left 39 others injured, including a child.

December 4. A 72-year-old resident of the village of Hatyshche in the Kharkiv region has been killed in enemy shelling. The Kharkiv regional said this in a post on the Telegram

"The Kupiansk and Vovchansk districts of the Kharkiv region came under enemy attacks once again. The shelling killed a 72-year-old resident of the village of Hatyshche," the post said.

According to the police, the investigators opened criminal proceedings under Parts 1, and 2 of Article 438 (violation of laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

December 3. On December 3, 2022, Russian troops again opened fire on the Sumy region’s border areas, namely with 120-mm mortars.

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

In particular, Russian invaders struck one of border villages in the Esman community. Four mortar shells exploded on the territory of Ukraine.

December 3. In Sumy region, on December 2, Russian troops destroyed the warehouses of an agricultural enterprise with self-propelled guns.

"The pictures show the consequences of yesterday's shelling of the border village of Znob-Novhorodske community. Completely destroyed warehouses and hangars belong to a local agricultural enterprise. The Russians hit them with self-propelled guns. 24 shells exploded in the enterprise’s territory," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

According to him, this is not the first time that the enemy is shelling these warehouses, a few days ago they were also hit. This time, almost nothing was left of the premises, the official stated.

December 3. The Russian troops hit Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, with four rockets. According to preliminary data, nobody was injured.

"Four rockets hit the Kramatorsk industrial zone. According to preliminary information, nobody was injured," Kramatorsk Mayor Oleksandr Honcharenko posted on Facebook.

The consequences of the destruction are being clarified.

In Sumy region, on December 2, Russian troops destroyed the warehouses of an agricultural enterprise with self-propelled guns.

December 3. Russian troops struck Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region, with Grad MLRS and artillery.

"A night of continuous shelling. The Russians struck Nikopol nine times with Grad MLRS and heavy artillery. The district center got the most. More than 30 enemy shells slammed into Nikopol," Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

December 3. Since the full-scale Russian invasion, the National Police of Ukraine have opened 46,600 criminal proceedings into the crimes committed by the Russian military and their accomplices.

This was announced by the National Police press service on Facebook.

"Since the full-scale invasion by Russia, investigators with the National Police have initiated 46,649 criminal proceedings into the facts of crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine by servicemen of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and their accomplices," the statement reads.

Most criminal proceedings, 35,244, were opened under Art. 438 of the Criminal Code (Violation of laws and customs of war), as well as 9,097 – under Art. 110 of the Criminal Code (Encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine).

December 3. As a result of enemy shelling, Kharkiv sustained damage worth at least $9 billion, which is a very approximate amount.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said this at a press conference.

"As for the damages inflicted by Russian aggressors, they are very significant. Now it is impossible to say for sure whether it’s 6, 7, 8, or 9 billion dollars in financial terms. It can be stated that as of today, it is somewhere around $9 billion. But this is a very approximate figure. Because there are things that cannot be evaluated now," Terekhov said.

The spectrum of their endangered rights is constantly multiplying. In addition to documented cases of violations to the personal integrity of children, mothers told us that children are facing challenges accessing education. Destroyed and demolished schools in many cases, especially in the zone of military operations, prevent physical access to education.

December 3. An Independent International Commission of Inquiry to investigate violations of human rights in the context of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, established by the UN Human Rights Council, says the war has a devastating effect on the rights and lives of children.

That's according to a report, posted on the OHCHR website.

The Commission expresses concern about the devastating situation which continues to affect children’s rights and lives.

The spectrum of their endangered rights is constantly multiplying. In addition to documented cases of violations to the personal integrity of children, mothers told us that children are facing challenges accessing education. Destroyed and demolished schools in many cases, especially in the zone of military operations, prevent physical access to education.

Additionally, attacks on transport and energy infrastructure limit mobility of patients and indirectly reduces enjoyment of the right to health.

“Consistent with our mandate, we will continue to investigate violations of international human rights law, international humanitarian law and related crimes, and, where possible, seek to identify those responsible,” the Commission said in its statement.

According to the UN, 6,557 civilians were killed and 10,074 were injured as a result of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, it is noted that the real numbers are much higher due to restrictions on access to the combat zones.

As reported, on March 4, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the resolution on human rights in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression." According to the document, the Council established the Independent International Commission to Investigate Russian War Crimes in Ukraine.

The Commission is composed of Erik Møse (chair), Jasminka Dzumhur, and Pablo de Greiff.

December 2. On December 1, the troops of the Russian Federation hit 13 settlements in Donetsk region, injuring civilians.

“Law enforcement officers recorded 23 enemy strikes over the past day. Kostiantynivka, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Bakhmut, Kurakhove, Velyka Novosilka, Arkhanhelske, Druzhba, Vremivka, Karlivka, Memryk, Klishchiivka, Maksymilyanivka were under attack,” the Donetsk Region Department of the National Police reports.

December 2. The invaders have attacked a five-story building in the village of Kluhyno-Bashkyrivka near Kharkiv with an S-300 missile, injuring a 67-year-old woman.

Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, said this in a post on Telegram.

"At around midnight, in the village of Kluhyno-Bashkyrivka, the occupiers hit a residential building with an S-300 missile. A woman, 67, was injured. She was hospitalized and given medical care. The patient will continue outpatient treatment. A 24-year-old woman was treated on the spot," the report said.

According to Syniehubov, the Kupiansk district was again under intense shelling in the past day. The invaders continue to destroy civilian infrastructure. As a result of the shelling, fires broke out in garages.

December 2. The Russian army struck Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region, at night.

"The Russians do not give rest to Nikopol district... They were firing heavy artillery at the district all night long. Nikopol town and Marhanets community were targeted. They fired almost 40 shells," Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Nobody was injured. The destruction scale is being estimated.

December 2. The goal of the enemy's night missile attack on Zaporizhzhia was to destroy the industrial and energy infrastructure of the regional center.

"At night, the enemy launched yet another missile attack on Zaporizhzhia. Its goal was to destroy the industrial and energy infrastructure of the regional center. As a result, a fire broke out," Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

December 1. In the Mykolaiv region, power, water supply and wastewater disposal services have been interrupted across 87 settlements due to hostilities.

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

“At the moment, power, water supply and wastewater disposal services have been interrupted across 87 settlements (in four settlements – partially) in the Mykolaiv region’s Bashtanka district and Mykolaiv district. Repair works are underway,” the report states.

Additionally, a total of 6,368 household consumers were left without gas supply services.

December 1. In the afternoon, Russia shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region.

Nikopol itself was hit with heavy artillery. An apartment in a high-rise building was occupied. Its owner — a 56-year-old man — was wounded. In general, several high-rise buildings and power lines were damaged in the city.

December 1. Russian troops have increased the intensity of shelling in the Kupyansk district several times, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Synegubov reported on the morning of December 1.

"The intensity of shelling in the Kupyansk district has increased several times. During the day, the Russians constantly fired artillery at settlements in the border communities of the district. Fires broke out in houses, outbuildings and warehouses. There were hits on open areas," he wrote.

December 1. Over the past day, the Russians shelled the Kherson region 34 times, as a result of which one person died and two were wounded.

This was reported by the head of Kherson Regional Military Administration Yaroslav Yanushevich.

"Russian occupiers shelled the territory of Kherson region 34 times. The enemy continues to target civilian infrastructure and civilians. Kherson district — residential quarters of Kherson again came under enemy fire. Private and apartment buildings were destroyed due to shelling.

"The Russians also shelled Zelenivka, Tokarivka, Antonivka, Novotyahinka and Daryivka," Yanushevich noted.

December 1. At night, Russian troops shelled the Nikopol district with artillery and "Grad" salvo rocket systems.

This was reported by the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration Valentyn Reznichenko.

"Eight shelling during the night... From evening to morning, the Russians bombarded Nikopol region with "Grad" systems and heavy artillery. Two communities — Marhanets and Chervonohryhorivka — came under enemy fire. Several private houses and commercial buildings, a gas pipeline and a power line were mutilated in the Chervonohryhorivka community," he wrote.

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