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Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine (December 2023)

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Consequences of кussian troops attack on Kherson, November 2023
Consequences of кussian troops attack on Kherson, November 2023

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

Defense Express continue to collect violations by russia of the international commitments, 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 2022 - November 2023 you can find here.

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December 31. On Sunday, December 31, Russian troops attacked the town of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, with S-300 missiles.

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

"To the attention of the residents of the town of Chuhuiv and the district: stay in shelters! The occupiers launched about four strikes. According to preliminary information, these were S-300 missiles," the post said.

Later, Syniehubov added that the shelling had damaged civilian non-residential infrastructure, including warehouses.

Emergency services are working at the scene of the strikes, he added.

December 31. The Russians attacked Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region, on Sunday, leaving three local residents injured.

The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Lysak, reported this on Facebook.

"The enemy continues to terrorize the Nikopol district. Three were injured in the district center. Two men and a woman sustained wounds," Lysak wrote.

According to the official, the strike affected a local pharmacy, an office building, two minibuses, and two passenger cars.

December 31. A 45-year-old victim of Russia's December 29 missile attack has died at a hospital in Dnipro.

Dnipropetrovsk region governor Serhii Lysak said this in a post on Facebook.

"Another victim of a massive missile attack that occurred on the morning of December 29 died in the hospital. He is a 45-year-old man. Doctors were fighting for him until the end," Lysak wrote.

December 31. Rescuers in Kyiv have found the bodies of two more victims of a Russian missile attack on the Ukrainian capital early on December 29.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said this in a post on Telegram.

"Rescuers retrieved the body of another victim from under the rubble of a warehouse in the Shevchenkivskyi district. Currently, the death toll from the December 29 attack on the capital is 18," he said.

According to Klitschko, rescuers continue to work and clear the rubble.

The Kyiv city military administration clarified on Telegram that the death toll from the Russian attack had already increased to 19.

"Two more dead. The total is already 19! Rescuers continue to identify victims of the Russian missile attack," the administration said.

On December 29, Russian troops launched a massive missile and drone attack on Ukraine. The invaders used kamikaze drones and missiles of various types.

In total, the invaders used about 160 missiles and drones against cities and towns across Ukraine. Ukrainian air defenses intercepted 27 drones and 88 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles.

December 31. As a result of the overnight attack of Russian drones on Kharkiv, multiple buildings in the city center sustained damage.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported this on Telegram.

"These are not military facilities, but cafes, residential buildings, and offices. On New Year’s eve, the Russians seek to intimidate our city, but we are not afraid – we are invincible and indomitable!" emphasized Terekhov.

December 31. The number of those affected as a result of Saturday's missile attack on Kharkiv has increased to 26.

The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported this on Telegram, Ukrinform saw.

"As of now, the number of victims has increased to 26," the statement reads.

Earlier, 19 casualties were reported.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, at around 19:00 on Saturday, December 30, a series of explosions rang out in Kharkiv.

The head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov later informed that Russia launched six strikes, inflicting damage on civil infrastructure.

Subsequently, the mayor of the city, Ihor Terekhov, reported that a residential building had been hit, resulting in a fire. Other civil infrastructure facilities were also damaged.

According to Serhii Melnyk, the head of the Kharkiv military garrison, the Russians struck the city from the Belgorod district using the S-300 surface-to-air missiles.

December 30. Russian troops have fired artillery at a hospital in Vovchansk, Kharkiv region.

The Kharkiv regional military administration said this in a post on Facebook.

"The occupiers fired at the premises of the Vovchansk Central District Hospital. Artillery shelling of the hospital took place at around midnight on December 29, and there were no casualties. As a result of the hits, the premises of the temporary infectious disease department suffered the greatest destruction, the windows in the hospital building were damaged by the blast waves," the post said.

In addition, the building of an outpatient clinic was partially damaged.

December 30. The Russian army has shelled the town of Stepnohirsk in Ukraine's southeastern Zaporizhzhia region using multiple launch rocket systems, killing a man.

Zaporizhzhia region governor Yurii Malashko said this in a post on Telegram.

"At 12:10, the enemy once again cynically fired at a residential building in the town of Stepnohirsk with MLRS," the post said.

A 43-year-old local was killed by the shelling. According to the regional military administration, the man was celebrating his birthday at the time of the attack.

Earlier reports said that at around 11:34, the enemy attacked Zaporizhzhia with one missile. According to preliminary reports, it was an Iskander-M missile.

The missile was intercepted by air defenses. The missile fragments fell on the outskirts of the city of Zaporizhzhia.

December 30. Thirty-nine people have been killed and 159 others injured in Russia's massive missile attack on Ukraine on December 29.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in a post on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"Relief operations in the aftermath of yesterday's Russian attack continue. Almost 120 cities and villages have been affected, with hundreds of civilian objects damaged. I thank all of our State Emergency Service rescuers, municipal employees, police officers, and everyone who is currently helping, supporting people, clearing debris, and restoring normal life on the ground," he said.

According to Zelensky, the Russian attack affected 159 people. "As of now, unfortunately, there are 39 fatalities. My condolences go out to their families and loved ones. Those injured have received all the necessary assistance," he said.

December 30. On the morning of December 30, 2023, Russian troops shelled the Kherson region’s village of Mykhailivka, causing damage to a school, an administrative building, and a shop.

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

“The Russian army has shelled the Novoolekandrivka community’s Mykhailivka this morning. At least two dozens of projectiles hit the central part of the village,” the report states.

The enemy shelling affected a school, an administrative building, and a shop. Fortunately, people remained unharmed.

December 29. On December 29, 2023, Russian troops attacked Ukraine’s territory with combat drones and different missiles. The enemy used 158 air assault weapons in total. As a result, at least 30 people have been killed and over 160 injured.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Internal Affairs Minister Ihor Klymenko on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to Klymenko, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service has managed to rescue 53 people today. Eight of them were pulled from the rubble.

Klymenko thanked everyone who had been involved in the rescue efforts, provided assistance, and “was doing the impossible for the sake of saving others.”

“As of now, 30 people were reported killed and over 160 injured following Russia’s morning massive attack on Ukraine’s territory,” Klymenko added.

December 29. Russia launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine’s territory, which affected Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Konotop, Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia.

According to the preliminary data, the aggressor state used 18 Tu-95 strategic bombers and fired nearly all available types of missiles. Additionally, Russia launched combat drones.

According to Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi, in cooperation with the Defense Forces’ units, Ukraine’s Air Force intercepted 27 enemy Shahed-type drones and 87 Kh-100/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles.

Ukraine and 30 Member States of the United Nations have requested that an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) be convened to address Russia’s recent missile and drone attack.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the social media platform X, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Ukraine, along with three dozen UN Member States, requested that the Ecuadorian Presidency convene an urgent UNSC meeting to address Russia’s missile and drone attack against Ukraine, which resulted in multiple civilian casualties and heavy destruction of civilian infrastructure,” Kuleba wrote.

December 29. Thirty people have been injured in today's missile attack on Dnipro, three of them being in grave condition.

Serhii Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration, said this in a post on Telegram.

"According to updated data, 30 people were injured by missile strikes in Dnipro, 20 of them are in hospital, and three are in serious condition," Lysak wrote.

According to him, there were 12 women at a maternity hospital at the time of the attack. All of them were quickly transferred to a bomb shelter. In the building of the medical institution, the windows were smashed, and the ceilings were damaged. However, all patients and medical staff are safe.

Earlier reports said that six people had been killed and 28 injured in a Russian missile attack on Dnipro.

December 29. The number of people killed in Zaporizhzhia as a result of a rocket attack has risen to seven, and 13 more people were injured.

This was reported by the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Yuriy Malashko in Telegram

"As of 15:15, we have received information about an increase in the number of dead people to 7. Currently, 13 people are known to be injured," the head of the regional military administration wrote.

December 28. More than 50 Ukrainian conscripts aged 19-20 are being held in Russian captivity.

This was stated by Natalia Yepifanova, head of the NGO 'Voyatskyi Vyzvil', during a press conference at Ukrinform on the topic: 'Captured and Missing Ukrainians. Problems of return. Ways to solve them".

"There are more than 50 Ukrainian conscripts in Russian captivity. Little is known about them. These are guys who are 19-25 years old and already in captivity," she said.

Yepifanova emphasized that the Ukrainian authorities need to make every effort to "snatch Ukrainian prisoners from the grip of the enemy." In particular, it is necessary to create a state policy for the return of prisoners of war and civilian hostages from Russia.

December 29. During the morning shelling of the Lviv region, one of the enemy missiles hit an infrastructure facility in the Drohobych district.

This was reported on Facebook by the head of the Drohobych District Military Administration Stepan Kulyniak.

"Residents of the Drohobych district, unfortunately, as a result of morning enemy shelling, there were rocket hits to one of the infrastructure facilities in the district. All specialized services are working at the spot! Preliminary, there were no casualties," Kulyniak said.

December 29. school building was damaged by a missile attack on Odesa on December 29.

This was reported to Ukrinform by the school's director Antonina Burlaka.

"We have 82 windows and 20 doors smashed. We need cosmetic repairs," Burlaka said.

According to the director, there were six employees in the institution during the shelling, they were not injured.

As reported, the death toll from the shelling of Odesa has risen to three.

December 29. According to preliminary data, a missile strike on Konotop, in the Sumy region, injured three people and damaged an apartment building and a service station.

The Sumy Regional Military Administration reported this on Telegram.

"Early this morning, Russian terrorists committed another crime against civilians. The enemy launched a preliminary missile attack on Konotop," the message says.

The shelling injured three people, damaged an apartment building and a car service station. A car caught fire.

"All necessary services are working at the scene. The information is being clarified," the RMA added.

December 28. As a result of Russia’s full-scale aggression, 513 children were killed across Ukraine, while 1,161 were injured.

That’s according to the Prosecutor General's Office.

"More than 1,674 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression. As of the morning of December 28, according to the official reports from juvenile prosecutors, 513 children were killed and 1,161 were injured," the report reads.

The reports are not final as work is ongoing to verify data coming from the hostility zones, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

The largest numbers of children casualties were reported in Donetsk region (497), Kharkiv region (304), Kherson region (140), Kyiv region (129), Zaporizhzhia region (100), Dnipropetrovsk region (98), Mykolaiv region (97), Chernihiv region (72), and Luhansk region (67).

On December 27, a 17-year-old boy was injured as a result of an enemy UAV attack in the village of Nerubaiske, Odesa district, Odesa region.

December 28. Over the past day, the enemy fired on 25 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region, 151 attacks were recorded.

Yuriy Malashko, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook, Ukrinform reported.

"The occupants carried out 28 UAV attacks on Shyroke, Novoandriivka, Malynivka, Robotyne, Chervone, Levadne, Poltavka, Temyrivka, Novoivanivka, Mala Tokmachka and Novodarivka, fired from MLRS at Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka, Preobrazhenka and Stepnohirsk, and also hit Orikhiv and Mala Tokmachka with six aircraft shells," he wrote.

In addition, 114 artillery shellings took place in Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohirya, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaky, Charivne, Pyatykhatky, Kamianske, Lobkove and other frontline towns and villages.

December 28. The Russian army carried out 80 shelling attacks on Ukraine's southern Kherson region on Wednesday, December 27, killing one person.

Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the regional military administration, announced this on Facebook.

"Over the past day, the enemy carried out 80 shelling attacks and fired 404 shells from mortars, artillery, Grads, tanks, aircraft and UAVs," he said.

According to Prokudin, the Russian military hit residential neighborhoods in settlements and a medical facility in Beryslav.

Russian attacks left one person dead and six others injured.

December 27. The International Criminal Court (ICC) could indict Russian President Vladimir Putin over the victims of enforced disappearances.

Ukrainian ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets said this in an interview with Ukrinform, answering the question about which of the Russian leadership or, perhaps, ordinary Russian civil servants could be charged.

"First of all, this is the person who made the decision to start the occupation (Russian President Vladimir Putin - ed.). That is, we should start with the Russian leadership," Lubinets said.

He expressed his belief that the decision to deport Ukrainian children was made by the Russian president.

"He received the first arrest warrant from the ICC for this. Is it sufficient? With regard to the issue of Ukrainian children, probably yes. But with regard to the issue of victims of enforced disappearances, a separate submission should be made, a separate criminal proceeding. As, by the way, with regard to the violation of the rights of prisoners of war. There should be a similar algorithm," the ombudsman said.

December 27. The Russian army launched 161 shelling attacks on the Kherson region on December 26, killing three people and leaving 16 others injured.

Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the regional military administration, announced this on Facebook.

"Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 161 shelling attacks, firing 853 shells from mortars, artillery, Grads, tanks, aircraft and UAVs, including seven Shahed drones. The enemy fired 90 shells at the city of Kherson," Prokudin said.

According to him, the Russian military targeted residential neighborhoods, infrastructure, enterprises, a shopping center, a railway station in Kherson and an educational institution in the Kherson district.

On December 26, Russian troops attacked the railway station in Kherson, with casualties reported and damage caused to rolling stock.

December 27.The Russian army struck the settlement of Novoberyslav, Kherson region, this morning, killing a 59-year-old man who was walking down the street at the time of the attack.

Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson regional military administration, said this in a post on Facebook.

"This morning, the Russian army killed a civilian in Novoberyslav. A 59-year-old man was fatally wounded. At the time of the shelling, he was walking down the street," Prokudin said.

December 27. In Kherson, 70% of subscribers remain without electricity supply due to yesterday's Russian shelling.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook.

"Due to yesterday's Russian shelling, the energy infrastructure of Kherson was severely damaged. 70% of subscribers are left without electricity," Prokudin said.

He noted that power engineers are already working. Once they determine the extent of the damage, they will carry out emergency repair work. It is difficult to say when these works will be completed. However, power engineers are doing everything possible and impossible to restore power supply as soon as possible, Prokudin assured.

December 27. In the morning on December 27, the Russian military attacked a hospital in Beryslav, in the Kherson region, with drones. An employee of the medical institution was injured.

Volodymyr Litvinov, the head of the Beryslav District Administration, reported this on Telegram and showed the consequences of the enemy attack in a photo.

"In the morning, the occupiers, using an unmanned aerial vehicle, hit one of the hospital buildings. Windows and doors were smashed in the building. An employee of the medical institution was injured," Litvinov said.

December 27. Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 277 people, including 14 children, have been killed by landmines and other explosive devices.

That’s according to Oleksandr Khorunzhyi, the spokesman for the State Emergency Service, who spoke at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine-Ukrinform.

"Since the outset of Russia’s large-scale invasion, 277 people, including 14 children, have died from explosive devices," the official said.

Another 608 people were injured, including 74 children.

Khorunzhyi noted that, since February 2022, SES bomb squads have neutralized 464,000 explosive objects across Ukraine, including 3,145 unexploded aerial bombs.

Currently, most of the demining efforts are focused on Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, and Kherson regions.

Khorunzhyi noted that during winter, sappers are limited in demining opportunities due to snow cover and cold temperatures, while continuing to accept reports from the population and provide assistance on the ground.

December 27. One person was killed and three others were injured, including a 17-year-old teenager, after a downed enemy drone fell on the outskirts of Odesa overnight into Wednesday.

According to Ukrinform, Ukraine's Southern Defense Forces said this in a post on the Telegram.

Last night, Russian troops attacked Ukraine's southern regions with Shahed-131/136 one-way UAVs.

Ukrainian air defense destroyed 17 kamikaze drones, including 12 in the Odesa region, three in the Mykolaiv region, and two in the Vinnytsia region.

"The enemy hit Kherson, damaging a shopping center and apartment buildings there. The warehouses of an agricultural research institute were also struck. Casualty reports are being clarified," the Southern Defense Forces said.

In the Odesa region, the Russians attacked the regional center. Ukrainian air defense forces intercepted all enemy targets. The fragments of a downed UAV fell on an uninhabited apartment building.

Also, another downed drone fell on countryside homes on the outskirts of Odesa. A fire broke out and has already been extinguished. One person was killed and three were injured, including a 17-year-old teenager.

December 26. In Kharkiv, the number of children studying offline in a subway station has increased to more than 2,100 since the beginning of the school year.

This was reported by the Kharkiv City Council.

"I am very proud that we have implemented a project in Kharkiv that is unique for the whole world. We have received a lot of good feedback from students, their parents, and teachers, because in fact, everyone really missed school," said Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov.

According to him, at the beginning of the school year, 890 students were enrolled in the subway school, and now their number has grown to 2,108.

Terekhov noted that all the possibilities of the subway school to increase the number of classes have already been exhausted, so a new underground school is being built in the city. He expressed hope that this school will be able to start working in March.

December 25. Russia has committed 548 crimes against journalists and the mass media in Ukraine since the war started.

The relevant statement was made by the Institute of Mass Information (IMI), referring to the monitoring data.

In November-December 2023, the IMI recorded five freedom of speech violations, which had been committed by Russia, namely death threats, wounding journalists, cyberattacks and Ukrainian broadcasting being disabled as a result of Russian shelling.

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion started, the occupiers have killed 70 journalists, and 10 of them died when performing their duties.

According to the infographics provided by the IMI, 14 journalists went missing, 24 were kidnapped and 25 wounded.

Russian invaders shelled 16 TV towers and were involved in 42 accidents with shooting into journalists. Thirteen editorial offices were seized or destroyed by the occupiers.

Additionally, there were 27 incidents with switching off the Ukrainian broadcasting and replacing it with Russian propaganda, 58 death threats to journalists, and 62 cybercrimes against the mass media.

Twenty-three media outlets closed down due to the Russian invasion. There were nine cases of media outlets being digitally blocked and five cases of them facing legal pressure.

December 25. In the morning, the enemy fired artillery at Nikopol in the Dnipro region.

Serhiy Lysak, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook.

"In the morning, the aggressor fired artillery at Nikopol. Fortunately, there are no casualties," he wrote.

Earlier it was reported that in the afternoon in the Kryvyi Rih district air defense was activated, the military shot down a missile.

December 25. Russian invasion troops are shelling the city of Kherson from the ooccupied eastern bank of the Dnipro.

That’s according to the head of the Kherson City Military Administration, Roman Mrochko, who broke the news on Telegram.

“Shellnig is underway! Russians are firing at Kherson from the temporarily occupied left bank,” says the report. Residents are urged to shelter immediately.

December 25. Over the past day, Russian troops struck 176 times at 18 locations in the Zaporizhzhia region.

Yuriy Malashko, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, said this on Facebook.

"The occupants carried out six MLRS attacks on Hulyaipole and Robotyne, as well as 28 UAV attacks on Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Novodarivka, Novoandriivka, Malynivka, Robotyne, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka and Kamianske," he wrote.

There were also 142 artillery strikes on the territory of Orikhiv, Levadne, Bilohirya, Novodanylivka, Luhivske, Preobrazhenka, Hulyaipole, Pyatykhatky, Kamianske and other frontline towns and villages.

December 25. Russian troops fired 71 times at the Kherson region over the past day, firing 288 shells.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, said this on Telegram.

"Over the past day, the enemy made 71 attacks, firing 288 shells from mortars, artillery, Grad, tanks, ZU-23-2, aircraft and UAVs, including six Shahed missiles. The enemy fired 16 shells at the city of Kherson," he noted.

Prokudin clarified that the Russian military had targeted residential areas of the region's settlements and the territory of a plant in Kherson. One person was killed and two others were injured as a result of Russian aggression.

December 24. Russian troops attacked the village of Chornobaivka in Ukraine's southern Kherson region on Sunday, December 24, killing a woman.

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

"The Russian army struck Chornobaivka with heavy fire. A 37-year-old woman was killed in the shelling. She was found dead in a destroyed building. The medics who arrived at the scene only declared her dead," Prokudin said.

December 24. The Russian military hit Nikopol district of Dnipropetrovsk region with artillery and kamikaze drones.

Serhiy Lysak, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said this in a post on Facebook.

"Russian invaders gave no peace to Nikopol district. A kamikaze drone was directed at the district center. A dozen artillery shells were fired at Chervonohryhorivka and Pokrovske rural communities," Lysak posted.

According to him, no casualties were reported. Experts are examining the attacked town and villages and establishing the consequences of the attack.

December 24. Two women were injured in a Russian shelling of Kherson region on Sunday, December 24.

The Kherson Regional Military Administration said this in a post on Facebook.

“Today, Bіlozerka has come under fire. A 36-year-old local woman was injured. She suffered a concussion," the post says. Medical aid was rendered to the woman on the spot.

Russian troops also shelled the village of Komyshany. "Doctors diagnosed a 70-year-old woman with acute stress reaction," the administration said.

December 24. Andriy Yermak, chief of President Volodymyr Zelensky's office, has shown the consequences of Russian shelling in Kherson.

The head of state published relevant photos on the Telegram.

"There are no holidays for the enemy. There are no holidays for us too, as long as the enemy kills our people and remains on our land," Yermak wrote.

"Revenge on the enemy must be cold. We will never stoop to his level, but Russia will definitely answer for everything. A nation of terrorists and criminals," he said.

In the early morning hours of December 24, the Russian army fired artillery at the central part of Kherson, killing three people and wounding another person.

December 23. The enemy army attacked Nikopol district four times with artillery and directed kamikaze drones at the district.

Serhiy Lysak, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said this in a post on Facebook.

"Throughout the day, the enemy shelled Nikopol district four times with artillery. They also directed nine kamikaze drones. The district center, Marhanets and Pokrovsk rural communities were hit," he wrote.

A 49-year-old man was injured. He was taken to hospital with a mine blast injury and shrapnel wound.

December 23. Russian troops shelled Kozacha Lopan in Kharkiv region, damaging infrastructure and partially cutting off electricity and gas.

Viacheslav Zadorenko, the head of the Derhachi city military administration, said this in a post on Telegram.

"Russian terrorists hit Kozacha Lopan. Several private houses, a civilian car and critical infrastructure were damaged in the shelling. The village has been partially left without electricity and gas," said Zadorenko.

According to preliminary data, no casualties were reported. The relevant services are working at the scene, Zadorenko said.

As reported, on December 5, Russian artillery strikes destroyed a building of the Kozacha Lopan medical outpatient clinic. Medical vehicles, the central gas pipeline system, and power lines were damaged.

The urban-type settlement of Kozacha Lopan was under occupation from the first days of the full-scale invasion. The Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated the settlement during a counteroffensive in September 2022. Russians shell Kozacha Lopan with tanks and artillery.

December 23. Russian forces shelled nine settlements in Donetsk region, killing one civilian and injuring another ten.

This was reported by the Donetsk region’s police communication departmen.

"Russia killed one person and injured 10 more in Donetsk region... In the past day, the occupation forces launched 17 strikes on the civilian population. The enemy fired from aircraft, Uragan and Grad multiple launch rocket systems and artillery. The Russian army attacked 9 settlements: the towns of Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Toretsk, the villages of Antonivka, Berdychi, Katerynivka, Klishchiivka, Novoselivka Persha, Sokil," the report says.

In total, 63 civilian facilities were damaged in the region - 52 residential buildings, a social infrastructure facility, outpatient clinics, garages, cars, a driving school, a gas pipeline, and a power line.

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

December 23. Russian invasion forces are shelling the city of Kherson. Multiple explosions are reported from the area.

That’s according to the chief of the Kherson City Military Administration, Roman Mrochko.

"There are explosions heard in Kherson! The Russian army is shelling the city from the temporarily occupied left bank (of the Dnipro – ed.)," the report reads.

December 22. On December 22, Russian forces shelled Kherson region 83 times, injuring six civilians.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, said this in a post on Telegram.

"Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 83 shelling attacks and fired 439 shells from mortars, artillery, Grads, tanks, UAVs and aircraft… The Russian aggression injured six people," the post says.

December 22. Russian troops have shelled the Kharkiv region’s village of Kindrashivka with artillery, causing damage to residential houses.

The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office on Facebook.

“According to the investigation data, around 12:00 (noon), December 22, 2023, [Russian] troops shelled the Kupiansk district’s village of Kindrashivka with artillery. Detached houses and household buildings were damaged,” the report states.

Law enforcement officers launched a pre-trial investigation over the violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1, Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

December 22. In Novoberyslav, in the Kherson region, a 68-year-old man suffered an explosive injury, leg and abdominal wounds as a result of a Russian drone attack.

This was reported on Facebook by the press service of the Kherson Regional Military Administration.

"The occupiers attacked Novoberyslav from a drone. A 68-year-old man was injured. He has an explosive trauma, injuries to his legs and abdomen," the statement reads.

It is noted that the victim is being taken to a hospital for medical care.

December 22. The authorities showed the consequences of the morning shelling of Kherson.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, posted the video on Facebook.

"The video shows Kherson. And what the occupants did to the city. Today, the enemy again fired on residential areas with artillery," the statement reads.

As noted, the building was hit. Smashed windows, chopped facades, pieces of walls - this is the picture that greeted the citizens.

As confirmed by the RMA, an 85-year-old woman was injured. She was provided with medical assistance on the spot.

December 22. The Russian army fired on the village of Ivanivka in the Kherson region, injuring an elderly couple.

The Kherson Regional Military Administration reported this.

"The Russian army fired on Ivanivka. An elderly couple was injured," the report says.

As noted, a 76-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Her 81-year-old husband sustained moderate injuries.

December 22. Over the past 24 hours, on December 21, Russian troops fired 117 times at the Kherson region, killing one person and injuring two others.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook.

"Over the past day, the enemy made 117 attacks, firing 569 shells from mortars, artillery, Grad, tanks, aircraft and UAVs, including three Shahed missiles. The enemy fired 65 shells at Kherson," he noted.

December 22. Kyiv City Military Administration has shared the details of Russia’s recent drone attack on the capital city, which took place on the night of December 22, 2023.

The relevant statement was made by Kyiv City Military Administration on Telegram.

For the third time in the past six days, the enemy attempted to attack Kyiv-based infrastructure and residential houses with Shahed-type drones.

“One of the rashists’ drones wreaked havoc on Kyiv’s Solomianskyi district. A fire broke out in the upper floors of the high-rise residential building. Three apartments were left with their walls partially destroyed and three with their windows blown out,” Kyiv City Military Administration Serhii Popko noted.

According to the preliminary data, two people received injuries. One of them was taken to hospital.

In the Darnytskyi district, as the debris of the downed enemy drone landed, a 2-storey detached house caught fire. No casualties were reported.

The fragments of the Russian drone also crashed into the Holosiivskyi district but caused no destruction or casualties there.

December 21. Russian invaders have dropped two aerial bombs on the Donetsk region’s Toretsk, killing three civilians and injuring another five.

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office on Facebook.

“At 12:00 (noon), December 21, 2023, Russian troops launched two air strikes on the town of Toretsk. […] Civil infrastructure objects were hit. Three men, aged 41, 42 and 45, died from the wounds. Five more workers from two enterprises received injuries of various severity levels,” the report states.

Those injured, aged from 33 to 54, were taken to hospital.

Prosecutors are working to document Russian war crimes against civilians.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian Internal Affairs Minister Ihor Klymenko noted on Telegram that Russians had targeted Toretsk-based mines with aerial bombs.

“Two bombs hit the territory of a Toretsk-based mine. One person was killed and two injured. The enterprise was left without electricity. Thirty-two miners were trapped underground, but now they have already been rescued,” Klymenko wrote.

December 21. The Russian military has launched an artillery strike on the village of Tiahynka in Ukraine's southern Kherson region, killing a civilian woman.

Volodymyr Lytvynov, head of the Beryslav district military administration, announced this on Facebook.

"A civilian woman was killed as a result of Russian terror," the post said.

According to Lytvynov, the Russian military fired artillery at the village of Tiahynka. A 54-year-old woman was outdoors at the time of the attack. She died on the spot from her injuries.

The regional prosecutor's office said a pre-trial investigation had been launched in criminal proceedings on the violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). According to the investigation, on December 21, at around 11:30, the enemy launched an artillery attack on a settlement in the Tiahynka community.

December 21. At night, the Russian military shelled a medical institution in Kherson, one of the departments was seriously damaged, and a residential building was hit.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, wrote about this on Facebook and posted a video

"The Russian army continues to hit Kherson. At night, explosions were heard in the city again," the statement reads.

As noted, a medical facility came under fire. An enemy shell pierced the wall on the top floor. One of the departments was seriously damaged..

December 21. In the morning, the enemy attacked Nikopol. Two women were killed.

Serhii Lysak, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, reported this on Telegram.

"In the morning, the Russian army hit Nikopol with heavy artillery. The invaders killed two women - 60 and 46 years old," he wrote.

The victim was taken to the hospital.

The shelling damaged four private houses, three outbuildings and a power line.

The information is being clarified.

December 21. A warehouse of a civilian enterprise has been destroyed in Russia’s drone attack on the Kyiv region last night. The rest of its buildings and vehicles were damaged.

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

Prosecutors and investigative teams are working at the scene.

Law enforcement officers launched a pre-trial investigation over the violation of laws and customs of war (Part 1, Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The Ukrainian State Emergency Service noted on Telegram that, on the morning of December 21, 2023, the consequences of Russia’s another attack on the Kyiv region were eliminated.

A fire broke out as the enemy drone hit the warehouse facility, having spread to 1,500 square meters. Rescuers extinguished it.

A reminder that, on the night of December 21, 2023, Russia attacked Ukraine’s territory with 35 Shahed-type loitering munitions. Thirty-four of them were intercepted by Ukrainian forces.

December 21. Over the past day, the enemy attacked the Zaporizhzhia region 139 times, including three times with air strikes.

Yuriy Malashko, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook.

"The enemy fired at 20 settlements of the Zaporizhzhia region - 139 strikes were recorded," the post says.

The Russian military attacked Shyroke, Malynivka, Luhivske, Novodarivka, Novoandriivka and Novodanylivka with 21 drones, carried out 12 MLRS attacks on Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne and Preobrazhenka, and hit Orikhiv with air shells three times.

In addition, 103 artillery attacks took place on the territory of Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Levadne, Bilohirya, Poltavka, Malynivka, Luhivske, Pyatykhatky, Kamianske, Mali Shcherbaky and other towns and villages on the frontline.

December 21. On December 20, 2023, Russian troops attacked the Kherson region 131 times, having fired 687 projectiles.

The relevant statement was made by Kherson Regional Military Administration Head Oleksandr Prokudin on Telegram.

According to Prokudin, the enemy used mortars, artillery, unmanned aerial vehicles, tanks, aircraft, anti-tank guided weapons, and the Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).

Thirty Russian projectiles were fired at the city of Kherson.

Enemy attacks targeted residential areas across the Kherson region’s settlements. The territory of a plant was hit Kherson.

Following Russian attacks, four people were reported injured.

December 20. Russian forces shelled the city of Toretsk, Donetsk region, on Wednesday evening, damaging the building of a fire station.

The main office of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Donetsk region said this in a post on Facebook.

"This evening Russian troops shelled the city of Toretsk. The blast waves damaged the glazing of the windows and the interior of the building of a fire station," the post said.

This is already the second attack on the fire station in the past week.

"Fortunately, there are no casualties among the personnel," the post said.

December 20. Russian invaders struck the Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region, with 11 kamikaze drones and artillery on Wednesday, December 20.

Dnipropetrovsk region governor Serhii Lysak said this in a post on Telegram.

"Eleven kamikaze drones. Five artillery strikes. All of them targeted the Nikopol district... Throughout the day, the aggressor hit the district center, as well as the Marhanets, Pokrovske and Myrove communities," he wrote.

Nikopol was hardest hit by enemy attacks. Two men, aged 21 and 22 years, were injured by shelling.

Enemy attacks on the city, also damaged 11 private houses, eight outbuildings, a car, a bus stop and a power line.

Destruction was also reported in the Myrove community. An outbuilding and two cars were damaged.

Late on December 20, Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed an enemy missile over the Dnipro district.

December 20. Rescuers have shown the effects of yesterday's enemy shelling in the Kherson region, one of the largest attacks on the region since the war started.

According to Ukrinform, the relevant photos and videos were published on the Facebook page of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kherson region.

"Yesterday was one of the largest attacks on the Kherson region. In Kherson and its suburbs, the Russian army attacked a critical infrastructure site, an educational institution, a post office, a warehouse and a residential building," the post said.

Six cars caught fire at one enterprise. When putting out the blaze, firefighters had to go to shelters due to repeated shelling. By the morning, rescuers eliminated the effects of enemy shelling.

Sixteen pieces of equipment and 72 rescuers were involved in extinguishing the fire.

December 20. The Russian army launched 190 strikes on 21 towns and villages in Ukraine's southeastern Zaporizhzhia region on Tuesday, December 19.

Zaporizhzhia region governor Yurii Malashko said this in a post on Facebook.

"The occupiers mounted 44 UAV attacks on Huliaipole, Novodarivka, Novoandriivtsi, Chervone, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Poltavka, Levadne and Novodanylivka, five MLRS attacks on Mala Tokmachka, as well as an air strike on Orikhiv," the post said.

Malashko noted that 140 artillery strikes targeted Orikhiv, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Bilohiria, Poltavka, Huliaipilske, Preobrazhenka, Plavni, Lobkove, Piatykhatky, Kamianske and other towns and villages on the front line.

December 19. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has updated the resolution condemning Russia’s grave human rights violations in the temporarily occupied areas of Ukraine.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Ministry on Telegram.

“The UN General Assembly has endorsed the updated resolution condemning Russia’s grave human rights violations in the temporarily occupied areas of Ukraine,” the report states.

On the social media platform X, Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba praised the updated UNGA resolution “condemning Russia’s grave human rights violations, notably urging it to cease forcible deportations and ensure a safe return of all Ukrainian children and civilian hostages.”

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy emphasized that the above are some of the most heinous crimes, and they must be stopped.

December 19. The Russian army attacked Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region, with kamikaze drones and artillery, causing destruction.

Serhiy Lysak, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook.

“Two kamikaze drones and three artillery attacks. Today, the enemy again directed its weapons at Nikopol," the post reads.

Following the attacks, an infrastructure facility was damaged, as well as two five-story buildings, 13 private houses, and farm buildings. More than fifty solar panels were broken. Power lines and gas pipelines were damaged, added Lysak.

He stressed that civilians were not injured.

Earlier, it was reported that Ukraine’s air defense forces intercepted an enemy missile over Dnipropetrovsk region.

December 19. The United Nations has admitted that there are signs that the Russian occupiers committed war crimes during the full-scale invasion in Ukraine.

The Guardian reported this.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said that the Russian Federation had "significantly failed to protect civilians in Ukraine" and that there were signs that Russian troops had committed war crimes there.

Türk said that the Russian Federation has largely failed to take adequate measures to protect civilians and civilian objects from the consequences of its attacks.

He added that his office's monitoring indicates gross violations of international law and human rights, serious violations of international humanitarian law and war crimes, primarily by the military of the Russian Federation.

December 19. The Russian army attacked the city of Beryslav in Kherson region with a drone, injuring a 55-year-old local resident.

The Kherson Regional Military Administration reported this on Telegram.

"The Russian army has once again attacked Beryslav with a drone," the post says.

As noted, a 55-year-old local resident was injured after an explosive device was dropped near the store. He was diagnosed with an explosive injury and a shrapnel wound to his leg.

The man is in the hospital now, where medical assistance is being rendered to him.

December 19. Russian troops shelled Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi in Kharkiv region, injuring a woman.

This was reported by the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

"The enemy attacked the civilian population of Kupiansk district with artillery. A 55-year-old woman was injured in the shelling in Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi," the post reads.

Residential buildings were damaged, the administration added.

December 19. Over the past day, the occupants struck 84 times in 22 cities and villages of the Zaporizhzhia region.

Yuriy Malashko, head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook.

"The Russian military shelled Mali Shcherbaky with MLRS and carried out nine UAV attacks on Novodarivka, Charivne, Chervone, Malynivka, Mala Tokmachka, Luhivske and Robotyne," the post says.

There were 74 artillery shells on the territory of Hulyaipole, Orikhove, Zaliznychne, Novoandriivka, Novodanylivka, Bilohirya, Preobrazhenka, Levadne, Kamianske, Pyatykhatky, Lobove and other frontline settlements.

December 19. Russian troops have struck the Mykolaiv region’s town of Ochakiv with artillery and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).

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

“At 03:08 p.m., December 18, 2023, and 03:52 a.m., December 19, 2023, the Ochakiv community’s town of Ochakiv was struck with artillery and MLRS. Buildings were damaged in the recreational coastal area,” Kim wrote.

In his words, on December 18, 2023, the enemy also dropped explosives from unidentified unmanned aerial vehicles on the Kutsurub community’s village of Dniprovske.

No casualties were reported.

December 18. Russian troops fired 495 shells in 79 shelling attacks on Ukraine's southern Kherson region on Monday, December 18.

Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, said this in a post on Telegram.

"Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 79 shelling attacks and fired 495 shells from mortars, artillery, Grads, tanks, UAVs and aircraft. The enemy fired 22 shells at the city of Kherson," he said.

December 18. Over the past day, Russian troops have shelled the Sumy region’s border areas and settlements nine times. Sixty explosions were recorded.

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

“The enemy shelling affected such communities as Yunakivka, Krasnopillia, Bilopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Seredyna-Buda, Shalyhyne and Esman,” the report states.

In the Seredyna-Buda community, 25 explosions were recorded as Russian invaders opened fire with automatic grenade launchers.

The Yunakivka community was struck by Russian mortars (five explosions) and artillery (two explosions).

In the Shalyhyne community, Russians opened fire with small arms.

In the Krasnopillia community, the enemy launched mortar strikes (five explosions).

The Bilopillia community was hit by Russian mortars (seven explosions) and cannon artillery (three explosions).

In the Velyka Pysarivka, Russian troops opened fire with automatic grenade launchers (nine explosions).

December 18. Russian forces shelled Kherson city with artillery, killing a 40-year-old man.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook.

“The occupiers attacked Kherson with artillery,” Prokudin posted.

According to him, the enemy shelled a private enterprise in one of the city's residential neighborhoods. A 40-year-old security guard suffered fatal injuries.

December 18. Russian forces launched 118 strikes on 18 towns and villages in Ukraine's southeastern Zaporizhzhia region on Sunday, December 17.

Zaporizhzhia region governor Yurii Malashko announced this on Facebook.

"The invaders fired at Robotyne from MLRS and attacked Novoandriivka, Novodanylivka, Novodarivka, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne and Levadne with 11 drones," he wrote.

The morning update states that 106 artillery shells landed in Huliaipole, Charivne, Bilohiria, Preobrazhenka, Luhivske, Poltavka, Verkhnia Tersa, Stepnohirsk, Kamianske, Piatykhatky, Plavni and other frontline towns and villages. Six reports were received about the destruction of residential buildings and infrastructure. There were no casualties.

December 18. In the past 24 hours, Russian forces shelled Kherson region 80 times, killing one civilian.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported on Facebook.

"In the past day, the enemy launched 80 attacks, firing 374 shells from mortars, artillery, Grads, tanks, aircraft and UAVs. The enemy fired 47 shells at the city of Kherson," said the region’s head.

According to Prokudin, the Russian military targeted region’s residential neighborhoods.

December 17. Russian invasion forces occupiers once again rejected the request filed by the IAEA mission at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant for access to the nearby thermal power plant to assess the external backup power supply.

This was reported by the IAEA press service.

"The IAEA team at the ZNPP again this week requested access to the 330 kV switchyard at the nearby thermal power plant to assess the situation regarding external back-up electrical connections there. As per previous requests, they were not granted such access this time either," the statement said. messages

Instead, the IAEA team was promised that "they will be able to access the reactor rooftops in the coming days."

"The IAEA has previously been given access to three of the reactor roofs – of units 2, 3 and 4 – but not the others. Last week, the experts were granted partial access to the turbine halls of all six reactor units.+," the agency reported.

According to the IAEA, five of the ZNPP's six reactors remain in "cold shutdown", while unit 4 is in hot shutdown to produce steam and heat, including for the nearby town of Enerhodar, where most plant staff live. The Russian occupation administration of the ZNPP informed the IAEA that "currently there are no plans to return power unit 5 to hot shut down.

December 17. An infrastructure facility was damaged in the Dnipropetrovsk region’s town of Nikopol, following Russia’s attack on December 17, 2023.

The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Lysak on Facebook.

During the day, Russian occupiers launched three drone attacks on Nikopol. In addition, the enemy twice struck the town with heavy artillery.

“An infrastructure object was damaged. Fortunately, no casualties were reported,” Lysak noted.

December 17. On the night of December 17, 2023, Russia attacked Ukraine’s Odesa region with Shahed-type drones, having caused significant damage.

Head of the United Coordinating Press Center of the South Operational Command Natalia Humeniuk commented on the consequences of Russia’s overnight drone attack, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to Humeniuk, the Shahed-136 combat drone carries a warhead of up to 40 kilograms and uses flammable fuel. Thus, the damage caused to houses and adjacent streets in the impact location was rather significant.

Those who ended up in the epicenter of the event were provided with medical aid. Psychologists were working at the scene.

An explosion occurred in one of residential houses. Many houses were also damaged by blast wave. The fragments were scattered over a long distance and, thus, fires broke out in several places. The area affected by fire was quite large, over 400 square meters.

Following the enemy attack, a man, 54, was reported killed.

December 17. Russian artillery shelling killed a 69-year-old woman in her own house in the Sumy region.

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

According to the post, the Sumy Regional Prosecutor's Office has launched a pre-trial investigation into the violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

According to the investigation, on December 17, at around 12:50, the enemy likely used a self-propelled artillery piece to fire at civilian infrastructure in Krasnopillia, Sumy region.

"One shell of the occupiers hit a private house, killing the 69-year-old owner. Houses and vehicles were also damaged," the report said.

Prosecutors and other law enforcement officers are documenting the aftermath of the attack.

December 17. As a result of yet another Russian strike targeting the central part of Kherson, a local man was killed.

That’s according to Roman Mrochko, the head of the Kherson City Military Administration.

"As a result of yet another shelling of the central part of Kherson by Russian invasion forces, a man was killed. His body was discovered this morning. He has already been identified," the official wrote on Telegram.

It is noted that the man had recently turned 81.

December 16. Russian troops launched 174 attacks on 21 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region, on December 16, 2023.

The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Head Yurii Malashko on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

In particular, Russian invaders launched nine multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) attacks on Huliaipole, Poltavka, Mala Tokmachka Robotyne and Mali Shcherbaky, and 36 drone attacks on Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Novodarivka, Bilohiria, Levadne, Chervone, Charivne, Huliaipilske and Mali Shcherbaky.

The enemy also launched 129 artillery strikes on the frontline settlements, such as Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Preobrazhenske, Levadne, Robotyne, Stepove, Plavni, Lobove and Piatykhatky.

Following Russia’s shelling of Huliaipilske, a woman, 55, and a man, 73, were injured and taken to hospital.

December 16. Three civilians were injured as Russian troops attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region’s Nikopol district.

The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Lysak on Facebook.

According to Lysak, Russians were attacking the Nikopol district all the day long.

“The enemy used seven suicide drones and launched four artillery strikes. They targeted the Marhanets and Chervonohryhorivka communities. However, the town of Nikopol suffered the most,” the report states.

Following Russian attacks, three men were injured and taken to hospital in moderately grave condition.

A five-storey apartment block and five detached houses were damaged in Nikopol, as well as two household buildings and an excavator. Over 100 household consumers were left without electricity due to the damage caused to power transmission lines.

December 16. Over 20 settlements have been affected by Russian attacks in the Kharkiv region.

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

“Enemy artillery and mortar strikes affected over 20 settlements in the Kharkiv region, such as the Bohodukhov district’s Chervona Zoria; the Kharkiv district’s Kozacha Lopan, Lukiantsi and Zelene; the Kupiansk district’s Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Kupiansk, Ivanivka, Berestove; and others,” the report states.

Around 11:00 p.m., Russian troops shelled the town of Kupiansk, having destroyed a household building and damaged a detached house. Fortunately, civilians remained unharmed.

In the Izium district’s Bohuslavka, a detached house caught fire following Russia’s strike (presumably with a Shahed-type drone).

Ukraine’s Armed Forces repelled nine Russian attacks near the Kupiansk district’s Synkivka.

December 15. Russian troops attacked the Kherson region 83 times, having fired 483 projectiles, On December 15, 2023.

The relevant statement was made by Kherson Regional Military Administration Head Oleksandr Prokudin on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to Prokudin, the enemy used mortars, artillery, unmanned aerial vehicles, tanks, aircraft, and the Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).

Thirty-six Russian projectiles were fired at the city of Kherson.

Enemy attacks targeted residential areas across the Kherson region’s settlements. An administrative building and health facility were hit.

Following Russian attacks, four people received injuries.

December 12. At night on December 12, the enemy shelled Ochakiv, in the Mykolaiv region, three times with artillery. Residential buildings, power and communication lines were damaged.

This was reported by the regional state administration on Facebook.

On December 11, in the Mykolaiv region, the Air Defense Forces destroyed one Shahed-136/131 attack UAV, the report says.

Yesterday, on December 11, at 9:01 a.m., and at night on December 12, at 03:27 a.m., artillery shelling was recorded along the coast of the Kutsurub community, in the direction of Solonchak. There were no casualties.

Also, on Monday at 9:05 a.m. and at night on December 12, at 3:31, 4:01, 4:30 a.m., Russians launched artillery strikes on Ochakiv. Residential buildings, power and communication lines were damaged. According to preliminary reports, there were no casualties. Detailed information is being clarified.

December 12. One person was killed and another four were wounded as Russian forces shelled Kherson region 125 times on Monday, December 11.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook.

"In the past day, the enemy launched 125 attacks, firing 597 shells from mortars, artillery, Grads, tanks, aircraft and UAVs. The enemy fired 43 shells at the city of Kherson," said the region’s head.

According to Prokudin, the Russian military targeted region’s residential neighborhoods, a hostel and an administrative building in Kherson city.

December 12. A total of 1,480 health facilities have been damaged and 195 completely destroyed across Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Health Ministry.

“Since the full-scale war started, Russian shells and missiles have completely destroyed 195 health facilities, and they can no longer be restored. Another 1,480 health facilities were damaged,” the report states.

According to the ministry, health facilities were most affected in such regions as Kharkiv, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Kherson.

In addition, enemy troops damaged 103 ambulances, destroyed 253 vehicles, and seized 125 cars.

Meanwhile, Ukraine is actively renovating health infrastructure, mainly the objects that have suffered minor damage.

Currently, a total of 444 health facilities have been renovated fully and 405 partially. Most of them are situated in the Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Kherson regions.

December 11. The Kherson city military administration has shown the consequences of Russian shelling of the Kherson community.

The relevant video was posted on Facebook by Roman Mrochko, the head of the Kherson city military administration, Ukrinform reports.

"Today, the Russian army attacked the Kherson city territorial community several times from the temporarily occupied left bank. There are one killed and several wounded,” the report says.

The video shows the consequences of Russian shells hitting residential buildings.

December 11. In the city of Kherson, Russian troops have shelled an administrative building with employees inside.

The video, showing the consequences of Russian shelling, was posted by Kherson Regional Military Administration on Facebook.

“The Russian army struck Kherson’s Dniprovskyi district. An administrative building was hit with employees inside,” the report states.

Fortunately, people remained unharmed.

A reminder that Russian invaders again attacked the city of Kherson from the temporarily occupied left bank of the Dnipro River.

December 11. Over the past day, more than 18 settlements in the Kharkiv region have been under enemy attack.

Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said this on Facebook.

According to him, more than 18 localities were hit by artillery and mortar attacks, including Kozacha Lopan in the Kharkiv district, Hrafske, Vovchansk, Bochkove, Budarky in the Chuhuiv district, Dvorichna, Senkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka and Berestove in the Kupiansk district.

The enemy conducted air strikes on the outskirts of Petropavlivka, Pishchane, Pershotravneve, Cherneshchyna, and Druzhelyubivka.

Around 10:30 a.m., a fire broke out in the village of Kurylivka, in the Kupiansk district, as a result of shelling, four garages and a private house were damaged.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled four Russian attacks on the outskirts of Synkivka and Petropavlivka, noted Syniehubov.

He emphasized that there were no casualties during the day.

December 11. Russian troops attacked 21 settlements across Zaporizhzhia region on Sunday, December 10. As many as 78 strikes were recorded.

Yuriy Malashko, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, said this in a post on Facebook.

"62 artillery strikes targeted the territory of Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Novoandriivka, Chervone, Novodanylivka, Levadne, Bilohirya, Preobrazhenka, Kamianske, Mali Shcherbaky and other front-line towns and villages," he wrote.

December 11. Russian troops opened fire on the Sumy region’s border communities eight times on December 10, 2023,

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

“Over the past day, Russians have launched eight attacks on the Sumy region’s border areas and settlements. Fifty-two explosions were recorded,” the report states.

Russian shelling affected such communities as Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Nova Sloboda and Seredyna-Buda.

In particular, the enemy launched mortar strikes on the Seredyna-Buda community (10 explosions).

The Krasnopillia community was struck with mortars (three explosions), automated small arms, and a FPV drone (one explosion).

Russian invaders opened fire on the Velyka Pysaarivka community with grenade launchers (28 explosions).

Additionally, the enemy dropped five bombs on the Nova Sloboda community and struck the Bilopillia community with multiple launch rocket systems (five explosions).

December 10. Ukraine’s law enforcers are investigating a total of 3,440 war crimes Russian invasion forces committed against Ukrainian children.

That’s according to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Andriy Kostin, who spoke at the inaugural meeting of the International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children on Thursday, PGO press service reports.

"Currently, 3,440 war crimes against children are being investigated in Ukraine. We implement standards of child-friendly justice designed to protect their rights and interests. At the same time, we continue to cooperate closely with the International Criminal Court. Our goal is to ensure the responsibility of criminals at all levels – national and international," Kostin emphasized.

He also noted that the participation of more than 60 countries in the Coalition is another powerful signal that the world has rallied around putting an end to impunity for Russian atrocities and helping return abducted and deported Ukrainian children to their homeland.

At the panel discussion, Andriy Kostin spoke about efforts to ensure accountability for these crimes. The top prosecutor lso spoke about the development of bilateral and multilateral international legal cooperation and readiness to transfer criminal cases to other states based on universal jurisdiction.

December 9. The Russian army shelled Kherson Saturday evening, hitting the central part of the city.

This was reported by the regional military administration.

"The Russian army continues to fire at Kherson. There are hits in the central part of the city," the report says.

It is noted that according to tentative reports, one person was injured.

"This is a 61-year-old woman. She was diagnosed with an explosive craniocerebral injury. The woman was taken to hospital. She is currently receiving medical assistance," the adminstration added.

December 9. Russian strikes hit a private enterprise and residential buildings in Kherson city.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, shared the relevant video on Telegram, according to Ukrinform.

"Last night, the Russian army attacked Kherson. They hit a private enterprise. Warehouses and a car were damaged, and products were destroyed. In the building, a fire broke out that was quickly extinguished by firefighters," the region’s head wrote.

He noted that residential buildings also came under enemy shelling.

"A 47-year-old woman was injured. She is currently in a medical facility. Doctors assess her condition as moderate," said Prokudin.

December 9. Ukraine has managed to return 387 of the nearly 20,000 children illegally taken by the Russian Federation, and each return is not just statistics, but a unique international special operation.

First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska said this in a post on Telegram.

"Russia does not make direct contact with us. That's why children are returned home through third countries, with the mediation of many caring people. Thus, the global cooperation is important. And that’s why I am so hopeful about the coalition for the return of abducted children, the creation of which was proposed by Canada a month ago and which is to start working soon," she said.

According to the First Lady, the whole country was following the fate of 17-year-old Bohdan Yermokhin, an orphan boy taken by Russians. "He turned eighteen in captivity and was about to receive a Russian draft notice. The aggressor's cynicism is of the highest degree: to kidnap a minor and then force him to fight for himself. Bohdan was fighting – he escaped, was caught and returned. It was only through his own willpower and the efforts of many people from different countries that he is now in Ukraine," she added.

December 9. Sixty four civilians, including four children, have died in the Sumy region following Russian attacks over the past two months.

The relevant statement was made by Sumy Regional Military Administration Head Volodymyr Artyukh in an interview with Ukrinform.

Another 79 civilians were injured as Russian invaders shelled the Sumy region’s border communities.

According to Artyukh, Russian attacks on the Sumy region’s border areas significantly intensified. Over a hundred explosions are recorded on a daily basis. The enemy uses mortars, artillery, tanks and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).

On November 28, 2023, three civilians were killed, including a 7-year-old girl, and three injured in Russia’s shelling of the town of Seredyna-Buda. The enemy struck the settlement with MLRS.

December 8. On December 7-8, Russian troops struck villages in the Kupiansk district of the Kharkiv region with FAB-250 bombs.

The press service of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported this on Telegram, Ukrinform reported.

"According to the investigation, on December 7-8, Russian troops shelled the Kupiansk district once again. The villages of Podoly and Kurylivka were hit by the Russian Armed Forces. Residential buildings and outbuildings were damaged in the settlements. According to preliminary data, the enemy struck these villages with FAB-250s," the statement said.

December 8. Over the past 24 hours, Russian troops struck 82 times at 20 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region.

Yuriy Malashko, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, said this on Facebook.

"Nine enemy drones attacked Hulyaipole, Novodarivka, Levadne and Mala Tokmachka, and the village of Dolynka came under MLRS fire," the statement said.

There were 72 artillery shells on the territory of Zaliznychne, Robotyne, Poltavka, Malynivka, Shcherbaky, Luhivske, Novodanylivka, Kamianske, P'yatykhatky, Lobkove and other frontline towns and villages.

Residential buildings and outbuildings were damaged as a result of the shelling - six reports of destruction were received. No people were injured.

December 8. As of 8:45 a.m. on Friday, December 8, there is information about damage to private houses in several communities in the Kyiv region as a result of the fall of debris from downed Russian missiles.

Ruslan Kravchenko, the head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook.

He said that in the morning the enemy attacked the Kyiv region again, this time with missiles. The air raid lasted more than an hour and a half.

Air defense forces were active in the region.

"There were no hits to critical or residential infrastructure. According to the latest information, there were no casualties," noted the head of the RMA.

As of 8:45 a.m., there are reports of damage to private houses in several communities as a result of the falling debris of downed enemy targets. Windows were smashed in the houses, walls were partially destroyed. Emergency services are already working. Kravchenko promised to provide more detailed information about the damage later.

"Operational services continue to work to eliminate the consequences of the morning attack. People will be provided with all necessary assistance," he assured.

December 7. In Kherson, as a result of the Russian strike, the ammonia supply line at the food industry facility was damaged, but the leak was insignificant, no factory workers were injured, and no threat to the city's residents was announced.

That’s according to Roman Mrochko, chief of the Kherson City Military Administration, who broke the news on Telegram.

"In social media, information is spreading about the threat of an emergency due to an ammonia leak," the official noted.

Mrochko refuted the claims of a public threat and appealed to the residents to remain calm and not spread false information.

The official confirmed that the ammonia supply route between the compressor and refrigeration units at the food industry enterprise was damaged by a Russian strike.

December 7. Over the past 24 hours, the enemy army struck 112 times at 22 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region.

Yuriy Malashko, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, reported this on Facebook.

"The enemy fired from multiple rocket launchers and hit Robotyne with an air shell, and also attacked Hulyaipole, Malynivka, Mala Tokmachka, Luhivske and Levadne with drones," the post reads.

There were 101 artillery shells on the territory of Orikhiv, Zaliznychne, Novoandriivka, Charivne, Levadne, Poltavka, Malynivka, Verkhnya Tersa, Stepnohirsk, Kamianske, Lobkove and other frontline towns and villages.

December 7. On the night of December 7, 2023, Russian troops attacked port-adjacent infrastructure in the Lower Danube region, killing a truck driver.

The relevant statement was made by Odesa Regional Military Administration Head Oleh Kiper on Telegram.

“Last night Russian terrorists were attacking the Izmail district with combat drones for about two hours,” Kiper wrote.

In his words, most Shahed drones were intercepted by Ukraine’s air defense forces, but some loitering munitions did reach the target.

“A warehouse facility, a silo and trucks were hit. A truck driver was killed. A fire broke out at the scene, which was promptly extinguished by the Ukrainian State Emergency Service,” Kiper added.

December 7. In the de-occupied Kherson region, 651 children and their families have been evacuated from 23 certain settlements, and 149 children remain in eight settlements.

Oleksandr Tolokonnikov, the head of the press office of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, said this at a briefing at the Ukraine-Ukrinform Media Center.

"651 children have been evacuated with their families from these 23 settlements (this mandatory evacuation has been going on since October 24)," Tolokonnikov said.

According to him, 149 children remain in eight settlements out of the 23 that were identified, meaning that in 15 settlements there are no more children.

December 6. On December 6, 2023, Russian troops shelled the Sumy region’s town of Seredyna-Buda. Two civilians were injured.

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

According to the investigation data, the enemy launched an attack from Russia’s territory around 12:00 (noon).

At least three apartment blocks were damaged, as well as detached houses, an educational institution, a health facility, and an administrative building.

Additionally, a local hotel caught fire.

Law enforcement officers launched a pre-trial investigation in accordance with Part 1, Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the laws and customs of war).

December 6. Russian troops fired on Podoly in the Kupiansk district, in the Kharkiv region, two people were injured.

Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said this on Telegram.

"Today, around 9:30 a.m., two local residents were injured as a result of enemy shelling of the village of Podoly, in the Kupiansk district. One of the victims was taken to the hospital, the other was treated on the spot," the head of the administration said.

In addition, at 10:05 a.m., the Russians struck again at Kozacha Lopan in the Kharkiv district.

"As of now, there is no information on casualties and destruction," noted Syniehubov.

December 6. For the sixth time in a month, DTEK Energy's frontline thermal power plant has been damaged by Russian shelling.

According to Ukrinform, the company reported this.

"One of DTEK Energy's thermal power plants in the frontline region was damaged again as a result of several attacks overnight. Fortunately, there were no casualties," the statement said.

This is the sixth Russian attack on the TPP in the last month. The shelling damaged the company's equipment.

In addition, residents of one of the settlements near the plant were left without heating.

December 6. The Russian army launched 151 strikes on Ukraine's southeastern Zaporizhzhia region on December 5, wounding a resident of Orikhiv.

Zaporizhzhia region governor Yurii Malashko reported this on Facebook

"Yesterday, Russian military personnel carried out 151 strikes on 24 settlements," the post said.

It said that 113 artillery strikes targeted Novotroitske, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, Levadne, Poltavka, Charivne, Chervone, Robotyne, Kamianske, Stepove, Lobkove and other frontline towns and villages.

A 62-year-old resident of Orikhiv was wounded by enemy artillery fire.

December 6. On December 5, the Russian army fired 101 times in the Kherson region. Three people were killed and seven others were injured.

The head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Prokudin, reported this on Facebook.

"Over the last day, the enemy made 101 attacks, launching 510 shells from mortars, artillery, Grad, ATGM, tanks, aircraft and UAVs, including three Shahed. The enemy launched 31 shells at Kherson city," noted the head of the RMA.

According to Prokudin, the Russian military hit residential areas, a medical facility in Kherson, a humanitarian warehouse, a medical facility and the territory of a tractor brigade in the Beryslav district.

Three people died and seven others were injured as a result of Russian aggression.

December 6. The Russian army killed a resident of the Donetsk region and left seven others injured on Tuesday, December 5.

Ihor Moroz, acting head of the regional military administration, announced on Facebook

"On December 5, the Russians killed a resident of the Donetsk region — in Chasiv Yar. Seven other people in the region were injured during the day," he said.

Moroz said the total number of victims of Russian aggression in the Donetsk region did not take into account Mariupol and Volnovakha.

December 5. In the city of Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, one civilian was killed and five others were injured in Russian shelling on Tuesday, December 5.

The Prosecutor General's Office said this in a statement on its website.

According to the investigation, on December 5, the enemy attacked Chasiv Yar. According to preliminary information, Russian troops had been shelling the settlement with Grad MLRS for two hours.

"A 50-year-old local resident died on the spot from injuries. Five more people - four women and one man – suffered shrapnel injuries. The oldest victim is in a serious condition, doctors are fighting for her life," the report says.

At the time of the attack, people were receiving water and bread from volunteers. Private homes and a car were also damaged in the shelling.

Under the procedural guidance of the Donetsk regional prosecutor's office, a pre-trial investigation was launched in criminal proceedings over the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

December 5. A total of 512 children have been killed and over 1,152 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

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

“As of December 5, 2023, according to the data from juvenile prosecutors, a total of 512 children were killed and over 1,152 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 the Donetsk region (497), Kharkiv region (304), Kherson region (139), Kyiv region (129), Zaporizhzhia region (100), Mykolaiv region (97), Dnipropetrovsk region (97), Chernihiv region (72), and Luhansk region (67).

December 5. On December 4, 2023, Russian troops attacked 21 settlements across the Zaporizhzhia region, having launched about 160 strikes.

The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Head Yurii Malashko on Telegram.

“Russian troops launched 157 strikes on peaceful communities across the Zaporizhzhia region. Twenty-one settlements came under enemy fire,” Malashko wrote.

In his words, Russians launched 128 artillery strikes on Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Levadne, Poltavka, Robotyne, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Bilohiria, Shcherbaky, Piatykhatky, Kamianske, and other frontline settlements.

The enemy struck Novodarivka, Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka and Stepnohirsk with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) five times.

Additionally, Russian occupiers launched 21 drone attacks on Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Malynivka, Novopavlivka, Novodarivka, Charivne, Levadne, Mala Tokmachka and Piatykhatky.

The enemy also launched three air strikes, on Novodarivka and Kamianske.

Fortunately, civilians remained unharmed.

December 5.Russian troops shelled Ochakiv at night, damaging a private house.

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

"Tonight, December 5, at 1:07 am, a private house was damaged as a result of enemy shelling of Ochakiv in the Ochakiv community. Preliminary, there were no casualties," Kim said.

According to him, yesterday, on December 4, at 9:00 a.m., the enemy fired artillery at the water area of the Ochakiv community.

In addition, at about 12:30 p.m., a rocket attack was recorded on the open territory of the Bereznehuvate community. There were no casualties.

December 5. Two civilians were injured in the Donetsk region yesterday.

Ihor Moroz, the acting head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, said this on Telegram, Ukrinform reported.

"On December 4, the Russians injured two residents of the Donetsk region - in Avdiivka," he said.

According to the published infographic, 1,785 people have been killed and 4,362 injured since the beginning of the full-scale war in the Donetsk region. At the same time, it is impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

December 5.On the night of December 5, 2023, Russian troops attacked three border communities in the Sumy region.

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

“Last night Russians launched three attacks on border areas and settlements in the Sumy region. A total of 10 explosions were recorded,” the report states.

The enemy shelling affected such communities as Krasnopillia, Seredyna-Buda and Znob-Novhorodske.

In particular, five explosions occurred in the Krasnopillia community as Russian invaders opened fire with mortars.

December 5. On December 4, the Russian army shelled Kherson region 89 times, firing 490 shells.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, reported this on Telegram.

"Over the past day, the enemy launched 89 attacks, firing 490 shells from mortars, artillery, Grads, anti-tank guided weapons, tanks, aircraft and UAVs, including one air strike. The enemy fired 22 shells at the city of Kherson," said the region’s head.

Prokudin said that the Russian military targeted region’s residential neighborhoods; a cinema, a preschool educational institution, the territory of an enterprise, as well as an animal shelter in Kherson; an enterprise in Beryslav district.

December 4. The Russian army attacked Nikopol district of Dnipropetrovsk region with heavy artillery and kamikaze drones on Monday, causing destruction.

Serhiy Lysak, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said this in a Facebook

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“Today, the enemy attacked Nikopol district. The district center, Marhanets and Chervonohryhorivka community. Shells from heavy artillery were launched there. The aggressor was also targeting with kamikaze drones," Lysak wrote.

According to him, the building of a gymnasium, four residential buildings, three farm buildings, and power lines were damaged. The attack caused a fire in an abandoned building.

People were not injured in the shelling.December 4. The enemy army has attacked a settlement near Zaporizhzhia with guided bombs and artillery.

Yurii Malashko, head of the regional military administration, said this in a post on Facebook.

"This morning, the Russian occupation troops launched another massive attack on a settlement in the Vasylivka district," the post reads.

Enemy forces used artillery, multiple rocket launchers, and guided bombs. There were no reports of casualties.

December 4. A three-day mourning period has been announced in the Novohrodivka community in the Donetsk region for the victims of a rocket attack during the night of November 29-30.

Oleksandr Shevchenko, the head of the Novohrodivka city military administration, reported this on Telegram.

"A three-day mourning period has been announced in the Novohrodivka community for the residents killed in the shelling... The mourning will last from Monday, December 4, to Wednesday, December 6," the head of the City Military Administration said.

He expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

December 4. Following Russia’s missile strike on the Donetsk region’s Novohrodivka, which took place on the night of November 30, 2023, the body of a little girl has been discovered under the rubble this morning. Her parents are yet to be found.

The relevant statement was made by Novohrodivka Town Military Administration Head Oleksandr Shevchenko on Telegram.

Child’s body pulled from rubble following Russia’s missile strike on Novohrodivka

“The search and rescue operation continues at the site of an apartment block hit by an enemy missile in the center of Novohrodivka. As of December 4, 2023, the body of a girl was pulled from the rubble. Her parents, likely remaining trapped under the rubble, are yet to be found,” Shevchenko wrote.

A reminder that, on the night of November 30, 2023, Russian troops targeted the Donetsk region’s Pokrovsk district with six S-300 missiles at once. Enemy projectiles hit Pokrovsk, Novohrodivka and Myrnohrad.

December 4. The Russian military shelled the Korabelnyi district of Kherson, a woman was injured.

Roman Mrochko, the head of the Kherson City Military Administration, reported this on Telegram.

"Russian troops attacked the Korabelnyi district of Kherson from the temporarily occupied left bank," the statement reads.

As noted, one of the pre-school educational institutions was damaged. It is known about an injured 57-year-old woman who was on the street at the time of the shelling. She is hospitalized at the moment.

The head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Prokudin, reported on Facebook that the Russian army attacked a kindergarten in the Shumenskyi district of Kherson.

December 4. Yesterday, December 3, Russian troops struck 158 times at 22 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region.

Yuriy Malashko, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, said this on Facebook.

"The occupants hit Novodarivka with an aircraft shell, fired at Malynivka with MLRS, and attacked Zaliznychne, Hulyaipole, Robotyne, Malynivka, Novopavlivka, Novodarivka, Charivne, Chervone, Mala Tokmachka, Bilohirya and Mali Shcherbaky with 30 drones," he said.

There were 126 artillery shells on the territory of frontline towns and villages, including Robotyne, Levadne, Poltavka, Novoandriivka, Malynivka, Shcherbaky, Pyatykhatky, Kamianske, Stepove and Plavni.

December 4. Russian army shelled Kherson region 117 times, killing two civilians and injuring eight more.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, said this in a Facebook post.

"Over the past day, the enemy launched 117 attacks, firing 691 shells from mortars, artillery, Grads, anti-tank guided weapons, tanks, aircraft and UAVs, including three Shahed [UAVs]. The enemy fired 43 shells at the city of Kherson," said the region’s head.

December 4. The Russian army killed a resident of Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on Sunday, December 3.

Ihor Moroz, acting head of the Donetsk regional military administration, announced this on Facebook.

"On December 3, the Russians killed a resident of the Donetsk region in the village of Kostiantynivka. Three more people in the region were injured during the day," the post reads.

According to the published information, 1,785 people have been killed and 4,360 injured in the Donetsk region since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, it is impossible to establish the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

December 4. The Russian army struck a community in the Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region, overnight.

Dnipropetrovsk region governor Serhii Lysak said this in a post on Facebook.

"At night, the Myrove community of the Nikopol district came under artillery fire," he wrote.

In one village, the attack damaged two private houses, an outbuilding, a greenhouse and a gas pipeline. People were not hurt.

December 3. Two civilians have been killed and seven injured in Russia’s recent shelling of the city of Kherson.

The relevant statement was made by Kherson City Military Administration Head Roman Mrochko on Telegram.

“As of now, two people have been killed and seven injured following the shelling of the Kherson city territorial community by Russian occupation troops,” Mrochko wrote.

He posted a video, showing the consequences of the enemy attack on the apartment block.

According to Mrochko, all those injured were taken to hospital.

December 3. The number of people injured in Russia's shelling of Kherson has increased to seven.

Kherson region governor Oleksandr Prokudin said this in a post on the Telegram messaging app, Ukrinform reports.

"The enemy fired on residential neighborhoods in Kherson - one person was killed and seven others were injured. Men aged 28 and 46, women aged 35, 42 and 52 and two 47-year-old women were injured," Prokudin said.

According to him, all the wounded sustained light and moderate injuries.

Russian forces hit an apartment building and an adjacent territory where two hospitals are located, Prokudin said.

December 3. The Russian army is shelling Kherson city from the temporarily occupied left bank.

Roman Mrochko, the head of the Kherson City Military Administration, reported this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"Kherson is currently under heavy fire! The Russian army is shelling the city from the temporarily occupied left bank. Move to safer places! Do not stay outside!" he said.

Later, Mrochko added that the Russian army attacked the central district of Kherson. According to preliminary information, at least one person was killed and another one was injured as the enemy hit a multi-storey building.

According to the updated information, one person was killed and three more were injured. They are being provided with the necessary assistance.

December 3. Dismantling works at the site of a 3-storey residential house, which had been partially destroyed in Russia’s recent missile strike on the Donetsk region’s Novohrodivka, have been completed.

The relevant statement was made by Suspilne, referring to Novohrodivka Town Military Administration Head Oleksandr Shevchenko.

“Additional works are underway at the site. The National Police and other services are working there. As soon as we obtain a permit, we will continue works,” Spokesperson for the Ukrainian State Emergency Service in the Donetsk region Stanislav Baldin said.

Relevant efforts are underway to restore communications, namely power supply services. Eight civilians are staying in the apartments which had remained intact. The rest of house residents moved to their relatives or friends.

December 3. Russian troops launched 86 attacks on settlements across the Zaporizhzhia region.

The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Head Yurii Malashko on Facebook.

“Yesterday, 12 enemy drones attacked Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Novodarivka, Charivne, Chervone, Mala Tokmachka and Luhivske. The occupiers also struck Mala Tokmachka with multiple launch rocket systems,” Malashko wrote.

Additionally, Russian troops launched 73 artillery strikes on Novodanylivka, Bilohiria, Levadne, Poltavka, Robotyne, Plavni, Kamianske, Stepove, Mali Shcherbaky, Piatykhatky, and other frontline settlements.

December 3. On the night of December 3, 2023, Russian invaders shelled the Dnipropetrovsk region’s town of Nikopol and Chervonohryhorivka community with heavy artillery.

The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Lysak on Telegram.

“Late in the evening, the Nikopol district twice came under enemy fire. The enemy army terrorized the regional center and Chervonohryhorivka community, targeting them with heavy artillery,” Lysak wrote.

In his words, the consequences of Russian shelling are yet to be checked. According to the preliminary data, civilians remained unharmed.

December 3. On the night of December 3, 2023, five explosions occurred in the Sumy region’s Krasnopillia community following Russian mortar strikes.

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

“Last night Russians shelled the Krasnopillia community. Five mortar bomb explosions were recorded,” the report states.

December 3. On December 2, the Russian army launched 76 shelling attacks on Kherson region, firing 397 shells.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, said this in a post on Telegram.

"Over the past day, the enemy launched 76 attacks, firing 397 shells from mortars, artillery, Grads, anti-tank guided weapons, tanks, UAVs and aircraft. The enemy fired 27 shells at the city of Kherson," said the region’s head.

According to Prokudin, the Russian military targeted region’s residential neighborhoods. The territory of a plant in Kherson and a power grid in Kherson district were hit.

December 3. The explosives experts of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service have defused 459,472 dangerous objects since February 24, 2022.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian State Emergency Service.

“Since the Russian full-scale invasion started, a total of 459,472 explosive items and 2,892 kilograms of explosive materials have been defused, including 3,134 aerial bombs,” the report states.

In general, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service inspected more than 110,768 hectares.

Over the past day, explosives experts have been involved in relevant operations 109 times. They revealed and neutralized 414 dangerous objects and inspected 117.93 hectares.

December 2. The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, will appeal to the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations to record yet another war crime committed by the Russian Federation - the execution of Ukrainian defenders who surrendered as prisoners.

Lubinets reported this on the Telegram.

"Today, a video surfaced showing the execution by Russian servicemen of Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered as prisoners! This is another violation of the Geneva Conventions and a display of disrespect for international humanitarian law! The Russian side shows its terrorist face again and again," the ombudsman said.

He recalled that the mandate of the ICRC provides for the recording of crimes against prisoners of war. In the video, it is visible that Ukrainian defenders take the necessary steps indicating that they surrender as prisoners.

"The soldiers were disarmed, and their hands were raised. They did not pose any threat! The Russian side should have captured them and given them the status of prisoners of war," Lubinets said.

The Ombudsman plans to appeal to the UN so that its permanent monitoring mission records this fact as another clear example of Russia's violation of the norms of international humanitarian law.

Lubinets said that the execution of those who surrender is a war crime, and the world should not condone it. Russia must be punished for every such case of execution of Ukrainian defender.

"I would like to note that these are not isolated cases - this was also the murder of soldier Oleksandr Matsiievskyi and other soldiers who surrendered as prisoners. This is also the public execution of prisoners of war in Olenivka," he said.

He said that Ukraine's law enforcement and intelligence agencies would be able to identify Russian military personnel who committed the crime.

According to him, such crimes are also the responsibility of Russia's top management.

"Everyone must be punished," the ombudsman said.

Earlier, Telegram channel DeepState published a video showing Russian invaders shooting two Ukrainian soldiers when they surrendered.

According to DeepState, the Russians came across a dugout of Ukrainian defenders near Stepove, Donetsk region. Two defenders were forced to surrender due to a lack of ammunition. As soon as the second fighter came out of the dugout, the invaders shot them dead.

December 2.On the afternoon of December 2, 2023, Russian troops attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region’s town of Nikopol with a suicide drone.

The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Lysak on Facebook

“A municipal enterprise was seriously hit in the town. People remained unharmed,” Lysak wrote.

No enemy shelling was recorded in the rest of districts across the Dnipropetrovsk region.

December 2. The recent eighth power outage incident at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is yet another reminder about the precarious nuclear safety and security situation at the plant, which can be affected by events far away from the site itself.

The relevant statement was made by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to the agency’s press release.

“The most recent external power outage is yet another reminder about the precarious nuclear safety and security situation at the plant, which can be affected by events far away from the site itself,” Grossi said.

In his words, the IAEA continues to do everything it can to help prevent a nuclear accident.

“I also call on all parties not to take any action that could further endanger the plant,” Grossi stressed.

It has been the first complete external power outage at Zaporizhzhia NPP since May 22, 2023, the agency added.

December 2. On the night of December 2, 2023, Russian troops shelled a health facility in the city of Kherson, causing damage to its second floor.

The relevant statement was made by Kherson Regional Military Administration on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Last night the Russian army shelled a health facility in Kherson. The second floor of the building was directly hit and damaged. The ceiling was destroyed, windows and doors were blown out,” the report states.

The affected premises were previously closed down.

A watchman who had been on duty in hospital remained unharmed.

December 2. The charitable organization Save Ukraine has helped two more Ukrainian children to return from the temporarily occupied territories.

The relevant statement was made by Save Ukraine Founder Mykola Kuleba on Facebook,.

“Our Save Ukraine team has managed to take two underage children, together with their parents, from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine,” Kuleba wrote.

In his words, Russian occupation authorities forced the parents to change the Ukrainian birth certificates of their children to Russian-standard ones. Additionally, they tried to register the children’s father for military service.

“Fortunately, this family has managed to escape and come to Ukraine. Now they are safe,” Kuleba added.

According to him, the Save Ukraine team has already helped 213 Ukrainian children to come back home from Russia and the temporarily occupied territories.

December 1. The enemy shelled a residential building in Ivanivka, in the Kherson region, and a woman was injured.

The Kherson Regional Military Administration reported this on Telegram.

"At about 3:00 p.m., the Russian army fired on a residential building in Ivanivka," the message says.

As noted, a 71-year-old local resident was injured in her own home. She was hospitalized with an explosive injury. Doctors are conducting an examination and providing assistance to the victim.

December 1. As a result of Russian aggression in Ukraine, 863 cultural heritage sites have been destroyed or damaged.

According to Ukrinform, this was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.

"During the period from February 24, 2022, to November 25, 2023, 863 cultural heritage sites were destroyed or damaged. Of these, 119 are monuments of national significance, 674 are of local significance, and 70 are newly discovered," the statement said.

In particular, the monuments of architecture include 276 objects, architecture and urban planning - 252, history - 200, architecture, history - 33, monumental art - 19, urban planning, monumental art - 17, archeology - 18, architecture and urban planning, history - 38, urban planning - 5, science and technology - 2, landscape art - 1, architecture and urban planning, monumental art - 1, architecture, monumental art - 1.

According to the Regional military administration (RMA), since the start of the full-scale invasion, 23 monuments have been completely destroyed, 663 have been partially damaged, and the extent of damage to 177 sites remains unknown.

Most cultural heritage sites were damaged in Kharkiv, Odesa and Donetsk regions.

December 1. In the Kharkiv region, the Russian army struck at least 16 settlements in the Bohodukhiv, Kharkiv, Chuhuiv and Kupyansk districts during the day, damaging civilian objects and injuring a man.

The head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, Oleh Syniehubov, posted this on Facebook.

According to him, at about 6:50 a.m. on December 1, the Russian army shelled Kivsharivka, Kupyansk district, damaging residential buildings and infrastructure. There were no casualties.

Yesterday morning in Kivsharivka, an enemy shell hit the territory in front of the building of an educational institution. About 30 windows were smashed in the building.

In the village of Lyptsi, Kharkiv district, a private house was damaged as a result of a mortar attack by Russian troops, and a 52-year-old civilian was injured. He was treated on the spot and did not need hospitalization.

December 1. Over the past day, Russian troops fired 91 times at the Kherson region, killing three civilians and injuring eight others.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Regional Military Administration, reported this on Telegram.

In total, the Russians fired 528 shells from mortars, artillery, Grad multiple rocket launchers, tanks, aircraft and drones at the region over the past day, seven of which were Shahed kamikaze drones.

The invaders fired 27 shells at Kherson.

The enemy hit residential areas of the region's settlements, the territory of factories and enterprises in Kherson, and a house of culture in the Kherson district.

December 1. At night, the Russian army shelled the Nikopol district twice, and Kryvyi Rih was hit with a rocket.

Serhiy Lysak, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, posted this on Facebook.

"At night, the Russian army attacked the Nikopol district twice. First, they fired at the Myrivka community with heavy artillery. Then - Chervonohryhorivka. More than half a dozen shells flew there," the statement said. It is noted that people were not injured.

Kryvyi Rih was also shelled - the invaders fired a missile at the city. The consequences of the attack are being clarified. However, it is known that there were no casualties.

Read more: Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine: February 2022 - December 2023
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