Multi-year, Russia has repeatedly violated international humanitarian law in Ukraine. We have a lot of examples of it, but now Defense Express pay attention to the glaring violations of the last few days, which require world condemnation by the community and effective prosecution of offenses in international courts.
The facts of international humanitarian law violations by russian armed forces in Ukraine in February - April 2022 you can find here, in May - here, in June - here, in July - here, in August - here, in September - here
October 31. Russia's unilateral withdrawal from the "grain agreement" is a pre-planned manipulation, for the implementation of which the enemy was waiting for the right moment.
That’s according to the Center for Countering Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
In particular, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmytro Patrushev on October 5, while speaking at the agricultural exhibition Golden Autumn - 2022, stated that "the grain deal concluded in Istanbul this July not only failed to solve the problems of countries in need, but aggravated them... In addition, the very volumes of supplies are insignificant and unable to have a noticeable influence on the worldwide situation."
After that, on October 29, Patrushev stated on the air of VGTRK that "the grain deal not only did not solve the problems of the countries in need, but even in some sense aggravated them... In addition, the deliveries themselves within the framework of the grain deal were insignificant and could not have appreciable influence on the situation in the world".
As noted by the CCD, the given quotes by the Minister, with identical narratives and a time difference of almost a month, confirm the thesis that Russia is plotting a food provocation, whose goal is to "blackmail the world with hunger."
October 31. The Russian army hit critical infrastructure facilities in Kyiv region.
"Monday began with enemy terrorist attacks. Critical infrastructure facilities were hit. Part of Kyiv region has been blacked out. Some settlements may lack water supply. Unfortunately, two people were injured. One of them has been hospitalized in serious condition. The information is being clarified," Oleksiy Kuleba, Head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.
He also noted that private buildings were damaged. All relevant services are involved in eliminating the consequences of the attack.
October 31. In Izyum, the remains of civilians who were shot by the occupiers were recovered.
So, on March 7, a convoy of Russian soldiers entered Izyum, and the occupiers shot a car with civilians that were driving towards them. Three men — a father and son and their acquaintance died. Today, the police removed the remains of the dead from the cemetery in Izyum.
The youngest turned 20 on February 24. His father is 46; their acquaintance is 56. After the shelling, the car burned down, and the dead were buried by friends at the local cemetery. Locals say that the shot car stood on the street for several days, then the occupiers pulled it away with a tank and threw it off the bridge.
October 31. A Russian missile strike damaged critical infrastructure in the Chernivtsi region on Monday.
Ruslan Zaparaniuk, the head of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration, said this in a statement on Telegram.
"There is damage to critical infrastructure in the Chernivtsi region as a result of rocket fire by the Rashists," he said.
October 31. Four civilians have been killed and two injured in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region over the past day.
The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.
“On October 30, 2022, four civilians were reported killed by Russians in the Donetsk region, namely in Bakhmut. Two more people were injured yesterday,” Kyrylenko wrote.
In addition, law enforcement officers discovered a body of the civilian killed in Sviatohirsk during Russian occupation.
It is also impossible to count the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha, Kyrylenko added.
October 31. Last night Russian troops attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), heavy artillery and suicide drones.
The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Valentyn Reznichenko on Telegram.
In the Nikopol district, the Marhanets community came under enemy fire. The city of Marhanets suffered the most. Forty Russian Grad MLRS rockets hit there.
A 31-year-old woman was killed. One more woman was injured and taken to hospital.
About 30 apartment blocks and detached houses were damaged across the city. Additionally, a local lyceum, administrative building, cars and power transmission lines were seriously damaged.
In the Kamianske district, Russian invaders attacked an energy infrastructure facility with suicide drones. Serious destructions were reported. Relevant services are working at the scene.
October 31. A total of 61,792 crimes have been registered in Ukraine by law enforcement officers as part of the Russian full-scale invasion.
The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.
In particular, a total of 43,140 crimes of aggression and war crimes committed by the Russian military were registered, namely 41,609 crimes related to the breaking of laws and customs of war, 73 crimes related to planning, preparing for, starting and waging an aggressive war, 37 crimes related to the propaganda of war, and 1,421 other crimes.
Additionally, law enforcement officers registered 18,657 crimes against national security, including 12,689 crimes related to the encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 1,828 crimes related to state treason, 265 crimes related to collaborative activities, 64 crimes related to the assistance to the aggressor state, 64 crimes related to sabotage, and 649 other crimes.
October 30. Five communities have come under enemy fire in the Sumy region over the past day. Russian troops used artillery, mortars and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service.
“On October 29, 2022, Russian occupation troops continued to open fire on the Sumy region’s border areas. The enemy inflicted fire damage with cannon artillery, mortars and an UAV. The following communities came under enemy fire: Krasnopillia, Myropillia, Bilopillia, Esman and Seredyno-Buda,” the report states.
In particular, Russian invaders launched mortar strikes on the Bilopillia community from Russia’s Tyotkino. Over 15 explosions were recorded.
Additionally, Russians launched mortar strikes on the border areas of the Seredyno-Buda community and the Esman community. Four explosions were recorded in each of them.
October 30. On Sunday, October 30, the Russian troops once again struck Chernihiv region from their territory.
As the Operational Command "North" posted on Telegram, 21 strikes launched from the territory of Russia in the direction of the village of Halahanivka, probably from 122mm artillery, were recorded from 12:40 to 13:04.
No military personnel or civilian casualties, damages to military equipment or civilian infrastructure were reported.
October 30. In Siverodonetsk, the town in Luhansk region almost completely destroyed by Russian shelling and bombardment, the invaders accepted applications for compensation for destroyed housing from only 38 residents.
That’s according to the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai.
According to the official, "allegedly, since October 11, the checkpoints between the so-called ‘LPR’ and Russia have been taken down. On paper. However, the residents of Luhansk region complain every day about the strengthening of customs routine targeting them."
In particular, Haidai noted, at the Dovzhanskyi checkpoint, those willing to cross into the Russian Federation stand in line for more than two hours, waiting for permission.
"Perhaps the customs officials have money issues, just like the militants, who have not been able to receive the scheduled payments for more than a month. Although they know that no matter what, the new Lada will be there. It makes sense to fight," the head of the administration said, hinting at a Russian practice of granting a new Russian-made car to families of soldiers killed in action.
According to Haidai, up to 10,000 residents remain in Siverodonetsk today. In the city, 80% of the housing stock has been destroyed, "not to mention the lack of infrastructure. However, throughout the four months of occupation, no one even thought of restoring anything, even for propaganda purposes. They announced before the pseudo-referendum that they would pay compensation for the destroyed homes, but people never saw the money," he stressed.
October 30. On Sunday, October 30, Ukraine was forced to suspend the export of grain from sea ports due to Russiaʼs actions. This was announced by the Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov.
October 30. In Ukraine, 248 children are currently considered missing since the beginning of the full-scale war with the Russian Federation.
October 30. The Russians shelled the Energodar industrial zone in the Zaporizhzhia region. Most of the city remained without electricity. This was announced by the mayor of Energodar Dmytro Orlov. According to preliminary data, the Russians hit one of the substations.
October 29. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, police officers have opened 40,494 criminal proceedings over the facts of crimes committed by Russia’s military and their accomplices on the territory of Ukraine.
This was reported by the National Police press service.
In particular, Ukrainian law enforcers registered 29,603 cases related to violations of the laws and customs of war, 8,895 - encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 1,824 - collaborative activities.
In addition, 87 cases were instituted over high treason, 37 cases over sabotage, and 42 cases over the facts of sexual violence committed by Russia’s military.
Ukrainian law enforcers also registered 1,589 crimes committed by the Russian army against children. In particular, 360 children were killed and 785 more injured as a result of Russian aggression. As many as 444 children are considered missing, 3,099 more children have been illegally taken to the Russian Federation.
In the territories liberated from the invaders, law enforcers found 34 places where citizens were illegally detained and tortured.
October 29. Russian troops have already killed 430 children and injured another 823 children in Ukraine.
"The full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation has affected more than 1,253 children in Ukraine. As of the morning of October 29, 2022, the number of killed children did not change: 430. The number of injured children rose to more than 823," the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram.
The numbers are not final, as efforts are ongoing to establish casualties in the areas of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.
Most children were affected in Donetsk region – 420, Kharkiv region – 260, Kyiv region – 116, Mykolaiv region – 77, Zaporizhzhia region – 70, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 64, Kherson region – 58, Dnipropetrovsk region – 31.
October 29. Over the past day, Russian invaders struck 12 settlements in Zaporizhzhia region, destroying houses and apartments. "Over the past day, the occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlements of Dorozhnianka, Mali Shcherbaky, Huliaypole, Zaliznychne, Olhivske, Chervone, Stepove, Novoandriivka, Charivne, Poltavka, Novodanylivka, Malynivka," the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration posted on Telegram. The citizens filed 14 reports on the destruction of houses (apartments) and infrastructure objects as a result of Russian shelling.
October 29. Russian troops killed three civilians in the Donetsk region on October 28. Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a post on the messaging app Telegram, Ukrinform reports.
"On October 28, the Russians killed three civilians in the Donetsk region: two in Kurdiumivka and one in Pivnichne. Eight people were wounded yesterday," he wrote.
According to him, it is currently impossible to establish the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha.
October 28. Around 2:00 p.m., the Russians shelled the city of Vovchansk, Kharkiv region, the regional police department reports. The shells hit next to the residential building and destroyed the fence, roof and facade. Farm buildings were also damaged. Previously, no one was injured.
October 28. At night and in the morning, the Russians continued shelling the settlements on the front line. There were no casualties, but the infrastructure was destroyed in Donetsk direction. Maryinka, Krasnohorivka and Maksimilyanivka of the Maryinka community came under shelling at night, and Avdiivka several times in the morning.
October 28. More than 1 252 children suffered in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale war. As of the morning of October 28, 2022, the official number of child victims over the past day did not change — 430. The data on the wounded — 822 children — did not change.
October 28. The occupiers fired all night in Nikopol region. Dozens of houses and power lines were damaged. There is currently no information about the victims.
October 27. Eighty-three burials have already been discovered in the de-occupied territories of Donetsk region – Lyman and Sviatohirsk communities – since the beginning of October.
"To date, we have recorded 83 graves: 33 are in Sviatohirsk and 50 in Lyman. Two of them are mass graves of civilians and military," Oleksandra Havrylko, the Spokesperson for the Donetsk region police, announced during a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine–Ukrinform.
She also noted an increase in the number of appeals to the police from local residents in the de-occupied territories.
"We receive an increasing number of appeals in the de-occupied territories. Now, since the beginning of de-occupation, we have approximately 900 reports on administrative and criminal offenses filed by citizens. People apply for various reasons and various issues," the spokesperson said.
October 27. On Thursday, October 27, the Russian troops once again shelled the border areas of Chernihiv region. “From 14:00 to 15:20, 30 strikes, probably fired from a mortar, were launched from the territory of the Russian Federation on the area of Senkivka,” the Operational Command “North” posted on Telegram.
According to the command data, no civilian or military casualties, military equipment or civilian infrastructure damages were reported.
October 27. A mass burial was found in Boriv district of Kharkiv region. According to preliminary data, at least 17 people — civilians and soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine — were buried in the grave.
The residents of the village of Kopanky reported on the mass burial. The occupiers collected the bodies of the dead throughout the area, and on April 13 they brought them in two trucks, dug a hole up to 3 meters deep with an excavator and dumped all the bodies into it.
Then the burial place was leveled with tanks.
October 27. The State Emergency Service showed the liquidation of a fire, that broke out at one of the critical infrastructure facilities in Kyiv region after an attack by an enemy kamikaze drone.
October 27. During the night shelling and drone attacks, the Russians damaged the energy infrastructure of the central regions. "Ukrenergo" will limit the supply of electricity in the city of Kyiv, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy and Zhytomyr regions.
October 27. At night, the occupiers struck Kyiv region with six Shahed-136 kamikaze drones.
Rescuers put out the fire, law enforcement officers fix the consequences of the impact and ensure law and order in one of the districts. According to preliminary data, there are no dead or wounded.
At the same time, the Air Defense Forces were activated and successfully destroyed several enemy drones in other areas.
October 27. On Thursday night, the Russian occupiers fired at an infrastructure object in Zaporizhzhia with the Smerch anti-aircraft missile defense system.
This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh.
"According to preliminary information, these were three projectiles of the Smerch multiple-launch rocket systems. There are no victims," he wrote.
According to Starukh, the infrastructure facility where the fire started was hit. The rescuers extinguished it.
October 27. Russian troops attacked Kyiv region at night. The head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration Oleksiy Kuleba stated that one of the communities of the region was struck. There were several "strikes" there, that caused a fire.
According to preliminary data, there are no dead or wounded.
The Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that the Russians launched more than 20 Shahed-136 kamikaze drones at night. It was possible to shoot down 19 drones that attacked Odesa, Mykolaiv and Vinnytsia regions.
In addition, the anti-aircraft guns shot down a guided air missile X-59 in the east.
October 26. In the Kharkiv region’s liberated areas, law enforcement officers have started exhumation works at the mass grave of the Ukrainian military killed back in April 2022.
The relevant statement was made by Head of the Main Department of the National Police of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region Volodymyr Tymoshko on Facebook.
“In cooperation with Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office, the Kharkiv region’s police have started to work at the mass burial site of the Ukrainian servicemen. They were killed during retreat in April. According to local residents, rashists collected bodies in two trucks. In the cemetery, they threw bodies into a pit. In a heap. Like firewood. They left no burial mark,” Tymoshko wrote.
In his words, villagers placed crosses there on their own and took care of the mass burial site as much as they could.
Due to unfavorable weather conditions, only three bodies have been recovered today. In general, about 17 servicemen were buried there. Investigative actions will last several days.
A reminder that over 600 bodies of those who had fallen victims to the Russian armed aggression were exhumed within the Kharkiv region’s liberated areas.
October 26. Approximately one thousand bodies of dead soldiers and civilians were exhumed in the territories liberated in the fall. This was reported by the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories (TOT).
"As a result of search work, approximately one thousand bodies of fallen heroes and civilians have already been exhumed. In particular, almost 450 in Izyum — at the site of one of the most mass burials," the department noted in a statement.
They emphasized that the exact data will become known only after the examination. Exhumation work continues in cooperation with law enforcement agencies, pyrotechnics and search teams created under regional military-civilian administrations.
October 26. Some residents still live in tents and cook over campfires in occupied Mariupol. Russian troops destroyed their houses, and the occupation administration does not provide new housing.
October 26. Video of the consequences of the night shelling of the town of Orikhiv and the village of Preobrazhenka.
October 26. At night, the Russians used multiple rocket systems with incendiary ammunition on the town of Orikhiv and the nearby village of Preobrazhenka. As a result of the attack, fires broke out in a high-rise building in the city center and private houses around. Six apartments were on fire. The total area of the fire exceeded 400 square meters. Information about the victims is being clarified. It is already known that two people died and one person was injured in the village of Preobrazhenka.
October 26. The occupiers continue to hold the population of Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Luhansk and Donetsk regions hostage. Yesterday, the Russians released 94 people from the occupied parts of these regions to Zaporizhzhia. 33 of them are the residents of Melitopol and the district.
"At the same time, the weather conditions are getting worse every day. The dirt road in the "gray" zone near the village of Kamyanske (which is the next settlement after the enemy checkpoint in Vasylivka) is being washed away by the rains. If people are not released now, it would be much more difficult for them to leave later," Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov noted.
October 26. During the past day, the enemy continued shelling the settlements of Kupyansk, Kharkiv and Chuhuiv districts of Kharkiv region, located near the contact line and the border with the Russian Federation.
In particular, the Russians shelled Vilkhuvatka, Budarka, Shevchenkove, Strilecha, Dvorichna, Berestove, Pershotravneve and other settlements with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery.
October 26. As of the morning of October 26, 2022, more than 1 252 children have been affected by the full-scale war. According to the official information of juvenile prosecutors, 430 children died and more than 822 were wounded of various degrees of severity.
October 26. Yesterday, a person died in Bakhmut due to the actions of the occupiers. Four more civilians were wounded. The police in Drobysheve found the bodies of four people who died during the occupation.
October 25. In Dnipro, at least two civilians were killed and three more injured in an explosion at the gas filling station following Russia’s missile strike. Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports. “Russians killed two people in Dnipro, injured three more. This is preliminary data following the evening attack on the city. The enemy targeted one of Dnipro’s districts. The attack caused a fire at the gas filling station. Details are being clarified,” the governor wrote.
October 25. Ukrainian National Guardsmen showed a video from the liberated village of Bilohorivka in Luhansk region.Ukrainian National Guardsmen showed a video from the liberated village of Bilohorivka in Luhansk region.
October 25. Last day, the occupiers shelled Kupyansk and Vovchansk, as well as settlements in the neighboring districts. An administrative building was damaged as a result of an S-300 missile strike in Kupyansk. A residential building was damaged in Dvorichanska community. A 36-year-old tractor driver was hospitalized with an injury in the Zolochiv community. Three people were hospitalized in the Kupyansk district.
October 25. At night, the occupiers attacked the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region. Damaged houses, cars, a food company and a water supply. Preliminary, people were not wounded.
October 25. Seven people were killed and three were wounded in Donetsk region over the past day. Law enforcement officers also found the bodies of three Ukrainians who died during the occupation.
October 24. The United Nations would like to see a different reflection of the world than the one presented by Russia’s RT.
This was stated by Stefan Dujarric, a spokesman for the Secretary General of the United Nations, an Ukrinform correspondent in New York reports.
Responding to the Ukrinform correspondent’s question about how the UN leadership should react to Russian propagandist Anton Krasovsky's calls, voiced on the Kremlin-controlled RT TV channel to kill Ukrainian children, Dujarric said: “This is not the reflection of the world we would like to see.”
October 24. The reburial of civilians who died during active hostilities and occupation continues in the Lyman community. Since the deoccupation of the city and nearby villages, 184 bodies of dead civilians have already been exhumed.
October 24. Locals found the body of a civilian killed by aggressors near the village of Nemishaeve. According to law enforcement officers, the man died during the occupation of the Bucha district.
October 24. The Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko informed that during the past day, the occupiers killed eight civilians and wounded 19 more.
October 24. The Russians are massively shelling Torske and Zarichne in Donetsk region. One person died in Zarichne.
October 23. A local hospital has been damaged in Russia’s artillery strikes on the Donetsk region’s Bakhmut this morning. The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram. “This morning Russians have launched artillery strikes on Bakhmut and hit a local multifield active treatment hospital,” Kyrylenko wrote.
In his words, no casualties were reported. The roof, walls and windows were damaged. A reminder that, over the past day, Russian troops have launched 20 strikes on the Donetsk region. Two children were injured.
October 23. Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba has called on the Governments all over the world to ban Russia’s propagandist TV channel RT (Russia Today). The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Twitter. In particular, Kuleba reacted to the video, in which the Russian propagandist presenter had offered to drown Ukrainian children. “Governments which still have not banned RT must watch this excerpt. This is what you side with if you allow RT to operate in your countries. Aggressive genocide incitement (we will put this person on trial for it), which has nothing to do with freedom of speech. Ban RT worldwide!” Kuleba wrote.
A reminder that, in June 2022, the investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine served one of RT directors, Anton Kuznetsov-Krasovskiy, with the notice of charges over his calls for the elimination of Ukraine’s statehood and the extermination of Ukrainians.
October 23. Law enforcement officers have launched an investigation into Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region, which took place on October 23, 2022. Four civilians were reported killed. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.
On October 23, 2022, Russian troops opened fire on the city of Bakhmut and the urban-type settlement of Kurdiumivka with the Grad and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).
As a result, four civilians died under the rubble of houses, and two more received injuries of various severity levels. Enemy projectiles caused damage to apartment blocks, detached houses, local hospital and cars.
October 23. Three civilians were killed in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region’s Kurdiumivka. The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Facebook.
According to Kyrylenko, two detached houses were destroyed with Russian artillery shells. A married couple died under the rubble in one house, and a man was killed in fire in the other.
A reminder that last night Russian troops were shelling different areas all over the front line in the Donetsk region, from Avdiivka to Lyman.
October 23. In Ukraine, Russian troops killed eight civilians and injured 19 more over the past day, October 22. Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko posted the relevant information on Telegram.
In particular, four civilians were injured in Dnipropetrovsk region. In Donetsk region, six people were killed (in particular, four people killed earlier were found), nine more were injured due to Russian aggression. Two people were killed in Zaporizhzhia region. In Mykolaiv region, four civilians were injured. One civilian was injured in Sumy and Kharkiv regions each.
October 23. The Russians again shelled the city of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region. Five people were injured, two of them were traveling in a car when a Russian projectile exploded next to the car. Houses, a kindergarten and several private enterprises were damaged in the city.
October 23. At night, the enemy again attacked Zaporizhzhia city with kamikaze drones and S-300 missiles.
"At night, the occupation forces attacked Zaporizhzhia city with drones (Shahed-136 kamikaze drones according to preliminary data), as well as surrounding settlements using S-300 missiles. One of drones hit a public building in the regional center. No casualties have been reported so far," Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.
As noted, private houses and school premises in one of the villages of Zaporizhzhia district were damaged with S-300 missiles. People were not injured. As reported, Russian terrorists have already destroyed more than 4,600 objects in Zaporizhzhia region, including 79 schools and 35 kindergartens.
October 22. During the day, the occupiers shelled the Sumy region more than 100 times. Several villages were affected.
October 22. Mayor of Lutsk Ihor Polishchuk reported that 12 private houses were damaged as a result of the morning rocket attack. Roofs were damaged in seven houses.
October 22. The head of the Rivne regional military administration showed the consequences of a missile attack on an energy facility in the region.
October 22. Internet access is problematic in some regions of Ukraine due to Russian missile attacks. According to the expert group NetBlocks, which monitors the Internet in various countries, Mykolaiv and Khmelnytskyi regions were the most affected.
October 22. President Zelensky published a photo of one of the affected energy facilities, which was attacked by Russian missiles this morning.
October 22. The energy facility in Lutsk, which was hit by Russian rockets, has actually been destroyed and cannot be restored. According to preliminary information, three Kh-101 missiles hit the object.
October 22. The Presidentʼs Office reported that as a result of Russian missile attacks on energy facilities, more than one and a half million subscribers are currently without power. The largest number is in the Khmelnytskyi region.
October 22. Ukrenergo says that the scale of todayʼs strikes on energy infrastructure facilities is comparable or even greater than the strikes on October 10-12.
Due to this, energy supply restrictions have started in Kyiv, Kyiv region, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Kharkiv, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kirovohrad regions. Repair crews will start work as soon as rescuers eliminate the consequences of the impacts.
October 22. Over the past day, the occupiers in the Donetsk region killed three civilians — in Bakhmut. Another ten people were injured.
October 22. Russian troops shelled two communities in the Dnipropetrovsk region during the night. According to preliminary information, people were not injured.
Nikopol suffered the most. The enemy hit it with MLRS and heavy artillery. More than 20 houses and several gas pipelines were damaged in the city.
October 22. In Dnipropetrovsk region, the Marhanets and Nikopol communities came under enemy shelling overnight. Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post.
"Last night, the Russians kept the Nikopol district under pressure... They shelled two local communities - Marhanets and Nikopol. According to preliminary information, people were not injured," Reznichenko wrote.
According to him, Nikopol was affected the most. The enemy used MLRS and heavy artillery. More than 20 buildings and several gas pipelines were damaged in the town. Power lines were cut off. Almost 1,000 families were left without electricity. Power engineers are now conducting repair works.
October 21. The head of the Kherson regional administration Yaroslav Yanushevych said that the occupiers took 46 pupils of the Kherson regional orphans home to the occupied Simferopol. All these children are under 5 years of age.
October 21. On Friday morning, the occupiers shelled the border of the Chernihiv region and Sumy region with artillery.
From 05:10 a.m. to 05:20 a.m., observers recorded 10 "strikes", presumably from barrel artillery, in the area of the village of Hai.
From 05:15 a.m. to 05:40 a.m., 6 "strikes" were recorded, presumably from a 120 mm mortar, in the Ukraiinske district.
October 21. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his video address to citizens, that If Russia is really preparing a terrorist attack at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, it means that it already understands that it will not be able to hold the captured south of Ukraine.
"During a meeting of the European Council today, I informed the Europeans about another terrorist attack, which Russia is preparing at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. According to our information, the units and dam of the Kakhovka HPP were mined by Russian terrorists. Now everyone in the world must act powerfully and quickly to prevent such a Russian terrorist attack. Mining the dam would mean a large-scale disaster. And if Russia is preparing such a terrorist attack, if it is seriously considering such a scenario, it means that terrorists are very clearly aware that they cannot hold not only Kherson, but also the entire south of our country, including Crimea," Zelensky said.
October 21. 429 children were killed during the full-scale invasion of Russia in Ukraine. At least 817 more were wounded of various degrees of severity.
However, these data are still not final.
This is reported by the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office with reference to data from juvenile prosecutors.
October 20. In an address to European Council, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi informed about Russian occupants’ mining of Kakhovka HPP.
"Russia is deliberately creating grounds for a large-scale disaster in the south of Ukraine. We have information that Russian terrorists mined the dam and units of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. This is one of the major energy facilities. The dam of this hydroelectric power plant holds a volume of about 18 million cubic meters of water. If Russian terrorists blow up this dam, more than 80 settlements, including Kherson, will be in the zone of rapid flooding. Hundreds of thousands of people may suffer," Zelenskyi noted.
The President stressed that such actions of the occupiers could destroy the water supply of a significant part of southern Ukraine. This Russian terrorist attack can leave the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant without water for cooling - water for ZNPP is taken from the Kakhovka reservoir. Even the work of the canal, which was built to supply water to Crimea and which is periodically allegedly being "cared about" in Moscow, will be completely destroyed.
"According to our information, Russia has already prepared everything to carry out this terrorist attack. Ukrainian workers were thrown out of Kakhovka station - there are only Russian citizens there. They fully control the station. We must act immediately so that Russia does not have the opportunity to realize this disaster," Zelenskyi stressed.
October 20. The police have completed exhumation procedures at the largest mass burial site in the Donetsk region’s Lyman. A total of 111 bodies of civilians and 35 of the Ukrainian military were recovered.
The relevant statement was made by the Main Department of the National Police of Ukraine in the Donetsk region.
“The police have completed investigative actions in a cemetery in Lyman, where two mass burial sites were discovered after the city was liberated from the Russian aggressor. Civilians were buried in one location, and Ukrainian defenders – in the other. Those killed were buried in trenches. Some graves are nameless. As a result of extensive works, which had lasted for over two weeks, the investigators recovered 146 bodies,” the report states.
According to the police, twenty-five spontaneous burial sites were discovered in Lyman. The investigative teams are now working there.
Generally, across the Donetsk region’s liberated areas, there are 58 of such burial sites. Every day the police receive more and more reports from local residents about burials. However, it is impossible to access some graves due to active hostilities at the moment.
In general, a total of 166 bodies have been exhumed in the north of the Donetsk region so far. Among the civilian victims, there were 85 men, 66 women, five children, and 10 of those whose sex had not yet been identified.
October 20. Russia has involved more than 8,000 mercenaries of the Wagner Group private military company in the war against Ukraine. Most of them are former prisoners.
"More than 8,000 mercenaries of the Wagner (Liga) private military company are involved in military operations in the territory of Ukraine. Most of the units are currently stationed directly in the areas along the contact line. The majority of the personnel of the company’s assault squads are mercenaries recruited from among the prisoners," the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine posted on Telegram.
The task of Wagner fighters is to support a smaller group of experienced contractors. Former prisoners account for the biggest losses among the Wagner personnel.
"To avoid a threat of ‘staff shortage’, Wagner is urgently training several hundred additional mercenaries from among the prisoners to be sent to the war zone," the intelligence agency added.
As of October, Russia has sent at least 15,130 prisoners to the war against Ukraine since mid-summer.
October 20. On the morning of October 20, the Russian forces fired S-300 missile at the village of Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia region.
Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram.
"This morning, the enemy attacked the village of Komyshuvakha. The occupier used S-300 missiles," the report reads.
October 20. Russian forces blowing up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant will lead to a catastrophe with a huge number of casualties and will make it impossible to supply water to Crimea for years to come.
According to Ukrinform, the Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, told this to Ukraine's Channel 24.
According to him, the NSDC is considering options for such a move by the Russians.
"Then, in general, I cannot explain how the world should react to this. Because it's not just the destruction of infrastructure. It will be a catastrophe of enormous proportions with a huge number of human victims," Danilov said.
He noted that in this case, it will be impossible to supply Crimea with water in the coming years, and this issue is important for Russia.
"It's another question that they can destroy the units that produced electricity for our country. They can do that, we have information about these things," Danilov said.
October 20. Nineteen civilians were killed and 23 others injured in Ukraine on October 19 as a result of Russia's armed aggression, according to regional military administrations.
Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko said this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.
In particular, he published data on civilian casualties as a result of Russia's armed aggression for October 19 as of 09:00 on October 20, 2022.
According to the information made public by Tymoshenko, 13 people were killed (including 12 people killed earlier) and five wounded in the Donetsk region, three killed and eight wounded in the Zaporizhzhia region, two killed (employees of the State Emergency Service blown up by a mine) and five injured (including four employees of the State Emergency Service injured in a mine explosion) in the Kharkiv region, one killed and one injured in the Kherson region, and four people injured in the Chernihiv region.
October 19. The Russian military shelled communities of the Beryslav district of Kherson region. "The Russian army has shelled communities in the Beryslav district using tanks, barrel and rocket artillery," the police of the Kherson region wrote on Facebook.
It is noted that the terrorist country attacked both the newly liberated territories and those along the frontline, where significant damages to houses, shops, cafes, offices, and farms were recorded, and fires broke out due to attacks. There are killed and injured among the civilian population, according to the police.
In addition, a 60-year-old man was injured in a mine explosion in the Beryslav district. He had traumatic amputation of both legs. Now the victim is in the hospital.
October 19. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree declaring "martial law" in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine - the puppet "DPR” and "LPR" and captured parts of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, as well as a decree on the measures taken in connection with this.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said in a statement, that this decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin is another crime of the Russian leadership against the Ukrainian state and Ukrainians.
It is stressed that the Russian Federation has started a new stage of terror on the temporary occupied territories of Ukraine.
“The announcement of the so-called "martial law" by the Russian Federation aims to suppress the resistance of the residents of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, who oppose the Russian occupation. Even massive Russian propaganda is unable to disguise the failure of Russia's efforts to annex Ukrainian territories,” the statement reads.
The ministry stated that Putin's decree is null and void. It has no legal consequences for Ukraine and its citizens, as well as for the international community. Instead, such a step is just another example of the crimes of the Russian leadership against the Ukrainian state and Ukrainians.
“Despite the agony of the regime in the Kremlin, Ukraine will continue liberating occupied territories and rescuing its people,” the statement reads.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs called on international partners to strongly condemn the intention of the Russian occupation administrations under the guise of the so-called "martial law" to deprive residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine of even basic human rights, as well as to condemn their illegal plans to legalize looting, forced deportations and mobilization.
“We also appeal to provide Ukraine with modern anti-missile and anti-air defense systems as soon as possible to protect our civilian population from Russia's barbaric missile and kamikaze drone attacks,” the statement reads.
October 19. In the Kharkiv region’s Dvorichna community, Russian troops have opened fire on ambulance cars.
The relevant statement was made by the Center of Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine at Kharkiv Regional Council on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“The enemy continues to cause terror against civilians in the Kharkiv region’s de-occupied areas with missile attacks. In today’s shelling of the Dvorichna district, three specialized emergency medical services vehicles have been seriously damaged. The Center’s workers, fortunately, remained unharmed,” the report states.
Reportedly, some employees of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service were injured.
October 19. On October 19, Russian troops attacked the Burshtyn thermal power plant (TPP) with rockets near the city of Burshtyn in Ivano-Frankivsk region. This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Svitlana Onyshchuk. A fire started at the TPP due to shelling. People were not wounded. "We have hit the Burshtyn TPP, which caused a fire. All services are working, rescuers are on site. Thank God, there are no victims," Onyshchuk noted. The road around the station was closed, but there is a detour through the surrounding villages. The head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Military Administration called on residents of the region to limit the use of electrical appliances from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
October 19. As a result of the enemy shelling of the city of Orikhiv in Zaporizhzhia, eight civilians were wounded. All of them were hospitalized. The shelling lasted almost seven hours. Private houses, the building of the city council, and an educational institution were destroyed. Currently, there is no electricity and water supply in Orikhiv. Profile services are already working on restoring networks.
October 19. Volodymyr Zelensky published a video from the liberated Vysokopillia in Kherson region. Before the war, 4 000 people lived in the city, but now — only 200. At least 13 residents died during the occupation.
October 19. The Russians fought all night in Dnipropetrovsk region with various weapons. According to the head of the Regional Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko, Kryvyi Rih and Nikopol districts of the region came under fire.
Towns and villages in Apostolivska, Zelenodolska, Shyrokivska and Sofiivska communities and one of the districts of Kryvyi Rih remained without electricity. De-energized pumping stations of local water utilities. In the same communities there are water outages.
October 19. At night, the Russians shelled Energodar, a satellite city of the Zaporizhzhia NPP. The townspeople will again be partially without electricity and water. This was reported by the mayor of Energodar Dmytro Orlov. According to him, the shelling has not subsided to this day. "There are reports of damage to one of the substations, as well as the building of the executive committee of the city council," he noted. There is no information about victims among the civilian population.
October 19. On the night of October 19, Russian occupation forces struck an energy infrastructure facility in the Kryvyi Rih district of the Dnipropetrovsk region. Part of the population centers of the district remained without electricity.
The head of the military administration of Kryvyi Rih Oleksandr Vilkul informed this.
October 18. During the day, the Russians shelled settlements in the Sumy region four times. There are 64 "parishes" in total.
In the Yunakivska community, two people died from the strike in the center of the village. In the photo — Khotyn community.
October 18. The UNʼs independent international commission investigating the events in Ukraine found evidence of a number of war crimes, violations of human rights, and international humanitarian law committed in Ukraine. The commission published its report on October 18.
The commission recorded attacks in which the Russians indiscriminately used explosive weapons and opened fire on civilians who tried to escape.
The commission recorded cases of executions, illegal imprisonment, torture, ill-treatment, rape, and other types of sexual violence in areas occupied by the Russian army. People were detained and illegally taken to Russia, and many people are still considered missing. Sexual violence affects victims of all ages. Family members, including children, were sometimes forced to witness crimes.
The commission made its conclusions based on the investigation of events in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Sumy regions, which were conducted at the end of February and March 2022. The commission visited 27 cities and towns and interviewed 191 victims and witnesses. Investigative commissions inspected the places of destruction, graves, places of imprisonment and torture, as well as the remains of weapons, and got acquainted with a large number of documents and reports.
The commission also reports on examples of how "both sides in the armed conflict, albeit in different ways, failed to protect the civilian population or civilian objects because they placed military objects and forces in or near densely populated areas."
"Russian armed forces are responsible for the vast majority of the violations identified. Ukrainian forces have also committed international humanitarian law violations in some cases, including two incidents that qualify as war crimes," the report reads.
Regarding the "two incidents with the Ukrainian armed forces", the UN commission writes about two cases of shooting, wounding, and torture of people hors de combat information reference
October 18. On the morning of October 18, Russian troops attacked two enterprises of the “DTEK Energo” company. One person was killed and six others were wounded due to the shelling.
The press service of DTEK writes about this.
"Energy equipment was seriously damaged. After the end of the shelling, the employees of the enterprises will be able to start work on eliminating the consequences and resuming work. For the sake of safety, only critically needed employees are at the facilities, currently all are in shelters. All others are working remotely," the message reads.
It was noted there that seven people were wounded due to the shelling. They were immediately assisted, an ambulance was called and they were taken to the hospital. However, one of the injured died in the ambulance from his wounds.
October 18. Here is the numbers of victims among the civilian population as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation over the past day.
October 18. In the morning, the Russian invaders fired eight missiles from the S-300 complex at Kharkiv. The shelling was conducted from the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation.
Fragments of a downed rocket fell on the asphalt near the entrance to a residential high-rise building in the Slobidskyi district.
Warehouses with products and private cars were attacked by the occupiers in the Osnovyanskyi district.
October 18. President Volodymyr Zelensky published a video showing the consequences of a Russian missile attack on Mykolaiv.
October 18. As a result of the night shelling of Mykolaiv, a two-story residential building was destroyed in the Central district of the city. Rescuers retrieved the body of a 55-year-old man from under the rubble. A flower market was also destroyed in the same area of the city.
October 17. More than 600 bodies of dead people have already been exhumed in the de-occupied territories of the Kharkiv region.
The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Denys Monastyrskyi, told this on the air of the telethon.
"In fact, we have already exhumed more than 600 bodies of the dead in the Kharkiv region. It is not immediately possible to identify them, there is a problem. In particular, identification is carried out through DNA analysis, special laboratories work. Our international partners just helped us and provided reagents and mobile laboratories so that it could be done quickly. But still, we understand that this work takes weeks, sometimes months, to establish who exactly is tortured," he said.
According to the minister, DNA samples are taken from relatives, they are compared, and only within a certain time the police can establish the identity of the tortured person.
Monastyrskyi also reminded that the Verkhovna Rada has adopted a special law on DNA — it will simplify the procedure for identifying the bodies of the dead.
October 16. As of October 17, the bodies of 35 service members and 152 civilians were exhumed in de-occupied Lyman in Donetsk region.
"The bodies of 34 members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were exhumed in Lyman. Over the past day, the body of another serviceman was found in a separate grave in the territory of the town. As for civilians, 152 bodies were exhumed from both mass and individual graves," Oleksandra Havrylko, press officer of the Donetsk region police department, said during a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.
As noted, investigators continue to work at the burial sites, and the number of discovered bodies increases every day.
Havrylko said that most exhumed bodies had signs of fatal mine blast injuries, some had signs of natural death, there are also bodies with signs of gunshot wounds.
As reported, local residents pointed to two mass graves in de-occupied Lyman. The bodies of soldiers were found in one of them and the bodies of civilians in the other.
October 17. Rescuers are working on the consequences of the kamikaze drone attack in Kyiv.
October 16. On Monday morning, Russia attacked the city of Kyiv again – with Iranian-made kamikaze drones this time. As many as 28 drones were detected in Kyiv region; five of them struck the city.
Ukrinform publishes a selection of photos showing how downtown Kyiv looked like after the attack.
One of the explosions rocked the Shevchenkivskyi district - a drone targeted an apartment building, where at least four people were killed, 19 were rescued.
Among the victims is a young married couple who were expecting a child. The woman was six months pregnant.
According to NGO Renovation Map, a 120-year-old building, part of Kyiv's historical buildings (constructed in the style of historicism with Neo-Renaissance elements) was damaged.
Among those rescued from the rubble were Ms. Anna and Filya the cat.
Despite a threat of repeated strikes, the rescuers did not stop eliminating the consequences of the enemy attack.
As reported, on Monday morning, Russia attacked Ukraine with 42 drones, of which 36 were shot down.
October 16. Russian troops shelled Mykolaiv and Bashtanka districts of Mykolaiv region. There are victims, reported the head of the regional council, Hanna Zamazeyeva.
In particular, the communities of Ingul, Ochakiv, Voskresenka, Shirokove and Berezneguvate came under fire. Shells damaged residential buildings, farm buildings and other things.
October 16. The Russian aggressors use Crimea as a rear base for transporting valuables and holding people kidnapped from the occupied territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.
"After the full-scale invasion, the Crimean peninsula has been used for the occupation of new territories, namely, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, for the removal of grain, any property, and food. In addition, Crimea is a rear base for the Russian Federation. During all these months of the full-scale war, they [Russian invaders] kidnapped people from the territory of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, then forcibly transported them to the territory of Crimea. Some of those people died, or they are still held in places of detention, in particular, in the Simferopol pre-trial detention center No.1," Tamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, said during the nationwide telethon.
October 16. Ten civilians have been killed and 14 injured in Russian attacks on the territory of Ukraine over the past day, according to the data from regional military administrations.
The relevant statement was made by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko on Telegram.
“Casualties among civilians due to the Russian armed aggression on October 15, 2022: six injured in the Dnipropetrovsk region; seven killed (including six bodies of those killed earlier) and three injured in the Donetsk region; one killed in the Zaporizhzhia region; two killed (two bodies of those killed earlier) and three injured in the Kharkiv region; two injured in the Kherson region,” the report states.
October 16. Russian troops destroyed two schools with rockets in Polohy district of Zaporizhzhia region. Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the regional administration, reported about this. On the night of October 16, the occupiers fired two rockets at the school in the village of Vozdvyzhivka and destroyed it. Another rocket hit a local park. Shells also damaged private houses around. In the village of Dobropillya, Russian rockets also hit a school. People were not injured. Oleksandr Starukh showed the consequences of shelling.
October 16. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukrainian law enforcers have recorded 40,348 crimes of aggression and war crimes and 17,817 crimes against the national security of Ukraine. The press service of the Prosecutor General's Office said in a Telegram posts.
It is noted that Ukrainian law enforcers registered 17,817 crimes against national security (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, collaborative activities, sabotage, etc).
October 16. Six more bodies of civilians who had been killed by Russian invaders were found in the Donetsk region’s Lyman.
The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.
“On October 15, 2022, Russians killed one civilian in the Donetsk region, namely in Bakhmut. In addition, six more bodies of civilians who had been killed by Russians during occupation were found in Lyman. Three more people were injured yesterday,” Kyrylenko wrote.
October 16. Russian forces fired more than 40 shells at Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region. One person was wounded. Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.
“They used Grad MLRS and heavy artillery to strike two communities – Nikopol and Marhanets,” he wrote.
According to him, Nikopol was affected the most. The enemy fired more than 40 shells at the city. A 47-year-old man was wounded.
October 15. The Russians are taking children from the occupied Energodar region of the Zaporizhzhia region "on vacation" to the Krasnodar region in the Russian Federation. This was reported by the city mayor Dmytro Orlov.
October 15. During the night, the enemy launched four airstrikes on Zaporizhzhia with drones, and in the morning — with ten S-300 missiles. Due to the attack by Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drones, infrastructure objects in Zaporizhzhia were destroyed.
In the morning, the occupier fired 10 rockets at the regional center. "A number of energy and industrial infrastructure facilities were destroyed," reported the head of the region Oleksandr Starukh.
October 15. In the Kyiv region, the enemy launched a rocket attack on one of the communities of the region. All services are working, rescuers are on site. In advance, without victims.
October 15. Dnipropetrovsk region: The enemy shelled the Nikopol district with Grad, Uragan systems and heavy artillery. Three communities were hit: Nikopol, Marganets, and Chervona Hryhorivka.
More than 50 Russian shells hit Nikopol. Two people were injured — a 35-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman. Both are in hospital, their condition is moderate.
More than 10 high-rise and private buildings, a transport company, several shops, a garage cooperative, cars and several offices were damaged in the city.
No people were injured in Marganets and Chervona Hryhorivka communities. Industrial enterprise and private houses were damaged.
October 14. The occupiers killed 11 civilians and wounded another 11 in a day.
October 14. The number of dead from the Russian attack on a high-rise building in Zaporizhzhia on October 9 has increased.
The bodies of two more people were unblocked from under the rubble (there are currently 13 dead).
October 14. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Russian Federation has carried out 620 attacks on health services in Ukraine since the full-scale invasion began.
Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said this on Friday at a press conference on the health impacts of the war in Ukraine, Ukrinform reports with reference to CNN.
According to him, key priorities for WHO include the health needs of those in Ukraine and “anticipating and preparing for challenges winter will bring,” he said.
“Wintertime challenges, and the recent escalation in fighting, could add to significant internal displacement with an anticipated two to three million people on the move in Ukraine itself as well as another exodus of refugees to surrounding countries,” he said.
In addition, according to Kluge, mental health issues, another priority for WHO, will likely be “exacerbated.”
“Ten million people… are potentially at risk of mental disorders, including acute stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder,” he said, adding that this estimate was made before the recent escalation in Ukraine.
As reported, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said that EU countries should be ready for an increased influx of Ukrainians, especially as winter approaches.
October 14. A search operation was completed in a house hit by a Russian rocket on October 13 in Mykolaiv. Seven people died.
October 14. The Russian troops again launched a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia city. A fire broke out in one of the districts. "Enemy missile attack on the regional center," Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram. An air raid siren went off in the city, powerful explosions were heard.
A fire broke out in one of the districts, specialized services are working at the scene. Later, Starukh clarified that the enemy hit the regional center with three S-300 missiles.
"Infrastructure facilities were struck. Fires broke out at the site. Rescuers are already working there. According to preliminary information, there are no casualties," he informed.
As reported, in Zaporizhzhia, the rubble is being cleared at the site of the missile attack on an apartment block that occurred on October 9. According to the latest data, the death toll in the attack already rose to 12.
October 14. Russians shelled three communities of Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region, over the past day, damaging almost forty private houses and apartment blocks in the district center.
"Over the past day, the orcs shelled three communities of the district. In Nikopol, almost forty private houses and apartment blocks, a hospital, a kindergarten, a children's entertainment center, a museum, a church, a shop, a post office, a market, gas and electricity lines were damaged," Yevhen Yevtushenko, Head of the Nikopol District Military Administration, posted on Telegram.
A resident of Nikopol was hospitalized with shrapnel wounds, his condition is stable.
As noted, there were no casualties or significant destruction in the territory of Marhanets territorial community.
Yevtushenko added that the premises of the district council and the administration had been struck: "Four explosions, significant destruction. People were not injured."
October 13. Russian forces shelled the city of Kharkiv. At least two missile strikes were launched. Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov wrote on his Telegram channel. "There were at least two strikes on Kharkiv. In some districts of the city, there are problems with power supply," the mayor wrote. As earlier reported, more than 100 schools were damaged or partially destroyed by Russian shelling in Kharkiv.
October 13. In Ukraine, 57,386 crimes related to Russia’s full-scale invasion have been registered.
As the Prosecutor General's Office informs, 39,774 crimes of aggression and war crimes were registered, of which 38,341 are related to violations of the laws and customs of war, 73 – planning, preparation or launching and waging a war of aggression, 35 – propaganda of war, and 1,325 other crimes.
In addition, law enforcement officers registered 17,612 crimes against national security, of which 12,183 are related to encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, 1,760 – high treason, 2,815 – collaborative activities, 218 – aiding and abetting an aggressor state, 64 – sabotage, and 572 other crimes.
October 13. The bodies of three civilians were found in the liberated village of Kupyansk-Vuzlovyi (Kharkiv region). One man was shot in the head by a Russian soldier. A woman and another man came under mortar fire.
October 13. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution recognizing the current Russian regime as terrorist for the first time.
This was reported by the deputy head of the "Servant of the People" faction and a member of the Verkhovna Radaʼs (Ukrainian Parliament) permanent delegation to PACE Yevheniia Kravchuk.
In this resolution, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recognizes the current Russian regime as terrorist. The main theses of this resolution:
- any negotiations will take place on Ukraineʼs terms;
- provide Ukraine with air defense systems;
- unequivocally condemn the fake referendums in Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions of Ukraine and refrain from recognizing any of their consequences;
- provide financial support for the reconstruction of Ukraine;
- to speed up the creation of the Special International Tribunal to prosecute for the crime of aggression against Ukraine;
- to create a comprehensive international compensation mechanism, including an international damage register, and actively cooperate with the Ukrainian authorities in this direction.
The PACE resolution also calls on the Russian Federation to allow the humanitarian missions of the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Council of Europe or any other international organization to facilitate the exchange of prisoners of war and the release of political prisoners.
October 13. Russia once again shelled the city of Orihiv, Zaporizhzhia region. A resident of the nearby village of Preobrazhenka died. 9 were wounded in Oryhiv, and three more were wounded in Stepnohirsk. Houses, civil infrastructure objects and utility networks were destroyed.
October 13. The number of victims of a rocket hitting a five-story building at night has increased in Mykolaiv. A 31-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman also died. 5 more people are under the rubble.
October 13. The body of one more dead man was found under the rubble of a high-rise building in Zaporizhzhia. We are talking about the house that was hit by a Russian rocket on October 9.
October 13. The video shows footage of the rescue of an 11-year-old boy who was trapped under the rubble of a residential building, which a Russian S-300 missile hit at night in Mykolaiv.
October 13. Mykolaiv was fired at night with eight S-300 missiles. An 11-year-old boy was found from under the rubble of a five-story building (the child spent 6 hours under the rubble). Now, the rescuers are still looking for seven people.
October 13. Russian troops shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region with "Grad" systems and heavy artillery. "The city of Nikopol suffered the most. There, the occupiers wounded a 59-year-old man. He is in a serious condition in the hospital," the head of the region Valentyn Reznichenko informed.
More than 30 high-rise and private buildings, gas pipelines and power lines were mutilated in the city. More than two thousand families were left without electricity.
Russian shells also hit a hospital, a kindergarten, a local history museum, a cathedral, shops, a market, a factory, and a post office.
October 12. The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution entitled "Territorial integrity of Ukraine: defending the principles of the Charter of the United Nations," which condemns Russian pseudo-referendums held in occupied Ukrainian territories.
As many as 143 countries voted in favor of the resolution, five countries voted against it, and 35 abstained, according to Ukrinform's correspondent in New York.
Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Nicaragua and Syria voted against the document.
Co-sponsors of the resolution were about 70 countries, including Ukraine, all EU countries, Australia, Georgia, the Republic of Korea, Moldova, Montenegro, Cambodia, the United Kingdom, Myanmar, a number of countries in Latin America and the Pacific region.
The UN General Assembly on Monday rejected Russia's call to hold a secret ballot on a draft resolution that condemns Russia's "illegal so-called referenda" and the "attempted illegal annexation" of four partially occupied regions in Ukraine.
October 12. Law enforcement officers have already exhumed more than 120 bodies in the liberated territories of the Donetsk region. 64 of them belong to civilians.
"The police found 35 burial sites in the liberated settlements. Three of them are massive. One is in Sviatohirsk, where 7 people (6 women and one man) were buried. Others are at the Lyman cemetery. Several dozen servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are buried in the mass grave, and more than 100 civilians are buried in the second location. People were buried with whole families," the message reads.
October 12. Russian troops twice shelled infrastructure facilities with artillery in Sumy region, the head of the Regional Military Administration Dmytro Zhivytskyi reported. The electricity was turned off in an emergency in Sumy and Shostka districts.
October 12. Russia struck the central market of the city of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, killing at least 7 people and wounding 8 more.
October 12. Russia again shelled Zaporizhzhia and its suburbs during the night, firing approximately seven S-300 missiles. Two rockets hit one of the districts of Zaporizhzhia without causing serious damage.
Five more rockets flew into the suburbs. Three of them partially destroyed a residential building in one of the villages close to Zaporizhzhia, our rescuers got three people out of the rubble. There are no victims. Two more rockets fell in a field near another village.
During the night shelling of Zaporizhzhia, the Russians hit the football field, which now has a hole in its place.
Windows were blown out in three nearby high-rise buildings, two educational institutions and one medical institution. There are no casualties.
October 12. The occupiers shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region. A six-year-old girl was wounded.
The enemy shelled the area with "Grad" systems and heavy artillery.
"The enemy fired more than 100 shells at peaceful Nikopol! One of them flew into a private house. It wounded a 6-year-old girl and her mother. Them and one more woman were wounded in the attack. For now, they are in the hospital. Their condition is difficult," the head of the region Valentyn Reznichenko noted.
More than three dozen high-rise buildings and private houses, gas furnaces and power lines were mutilated in the city. Two enterprises, two kindergartens, a school, shops and the office of a charity organization were damaged.
October 11. The Russians are powerfully shelling Nikopol with artillery. The head of the district administration, Yevhen Yevtushenko, said that the occupiers got shelled in return.
October 11. Today, Russian troops launched 13 massive shellings in the Sumy region. "206 hits recorded, an airstrike and prohibited weapons," reported the head of the region, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi. According to preliminary data, people were not injured.
October 11. The Security Service of Ukraine found one more torture chamber set up by the Russian military near the Sviatohirska Lavra. The torture chamber was in a holiday boarding house, not so far from the Lavra. The occupiers forcibly held there local residents who opposed the Russian Federation.
October 11. The Russians again attacked the Ladyzhyn TPP in Vinnytsia region. This was reported by the energy company DTEK. It happened at a time when rescuers were working on the spot. Preliminary, there are 6 victims. All of them were hospitalized. There are no wounded TPP workers of the enterprise. The energy equipment of the enterprise was again damaged by shelling. When the security situation allows, the employees of the thermal power plant will start the restoration work.
The first strike on the TPP was a few hours earlier by Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drones. The TPP is located in the city of Ladyzhyn and is a structural unit of DTEK “Zakhidenergo”. The station has 6 power units, each with a capacity of 300 MW. Thermal coal is used as the main fuel there.
October 11. The number of dead as a result of the strike on October 10 has increased in Zaporizhzhia. At night, rescuers retrieved the bodies of three more dead from under the rubble. The number of victims increased to 5 people.
October 11. The Russian Forces have launched a missile strike on Zaporizhzhia. Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram. “The occupier attacked the regional center with missiles. The enemy targeted infrastructure facilities," he wrote. Information on damage and victims is being clarified. Several powerful explosions rocked the city.
October 11. Around 30% of energy infrastructure in Ukraine has been hit by Russian missiles since Monday, October 10. Ukraine's Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said this on Tuesday, Ukrinform reports with reference to CNN.
“We send this message to our partners: we need to protect the sky,” he said. “Russians they are not playing on some games on international laws. They don’t care about any kind of international agreements or conventions.”
According to Halushchenko, one reason is because Ukrainian electricity exports to Europe “helps European countries to save on Russian gas and coal,” adding that Ukraine is trying “to reconnect quickly from the other sources.”
At the same time, the minister said that the Ukrainian energy system “is still stable,” but called on partners to provide air defense systems “which really could help us to protect our infrastructure.”
October 10. During the day, the occupiers launched 84 missile and air strikes. This is reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For strikes, the enemy used cruise, ballistic, anti-aircraft guided missiles and attack unmanned aerial vehicles. The Air Force, as well as the Air Defense Forces of the Ground Forces destroyed 56 air targets: 43 cruise missiles and 13 unmanned aerial vehicles.
"The threat of the enemy launching air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains in the future," the General Staff emphasized. As a result of the massive missile strike, the infrastructure and civilians of more than 20 settlements were damaged. These are, in particular, Kyiv, Lviv, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsia, Pryluky, Nizhyn, Konotop, Kharkiv, Kremenchuk, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Odesa. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny published a map of missile strikes in Ukraine.
October 10. Air defense forces shot down two drones over the Cherkasy region, Ihor Taburets, head of the regional military administration, said. Previously, people were not injured. In the Cherkasy region, the Armed Forces shot down a Russian missile. One person was injured. Shells damaged about twenty houses.
October 10. Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko reported how many buildings were damaged today during the rocket attack:
- residential buildings — 45;
- critical infrastructure facilities and housing and communal services — 5;
- educational institutions — 6;
- institutions of the social sphere — 2;
- cultural institutions — 6;
- health care institutions — 5;
- administrative buildings — 2.
October 10. According to preliminary information, 74 people were killed and wounded in Ukraine on Monday morning as a result of missile strikes by Russia. This was reported by Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko on the air of the telethon, "Ukrinform" reports. "Today, as a result of another terrorist act in the Russian Federation, there are a significant number of victims. We are talking about operational information. Unfortunately, the numbers are updated every minute, and in a disappointing way. We have 74 wounded patients. 5 of them were dead, according to the information. Among the victims, there is one child with mild degrees of wounds, so far," Lyashko noted.
October 10. Four people were killed and 19 others were wounded from a massive Russian attack in Dnipropetrovsk region. This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko. The Russians directed more than 10 rockets at the area, four of them were destroyed by anti-aircraft defense. The "strikes" were on critical infrastructure facilities, residential areas, and transport stops. There is serious destruction. The light went out in one of the districts of Kryvyi Rih. At present, more than 80 000 people are without electricity, and energy companies are already working.
October 10. The death toll from a rocket attack on a high-rise residential district on October 9 increased In Zaporizhzhia: 14 people died.
It is also known about 2 dead and 23 wounded from todayʼs night shelling of an apartment building.
October 10. President Zelensky addressed Ukrainians. He stated that the occupiers specifically chose such a time and such targets for their attacks in order to cause maximum damage and sow chaos.
October 10. A series of explosions has rocked the city of Kyiv this morning. Casualties were reported, including the fatal ones. The relevant statement was made by Spokesperson for the Main Department of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service Svitlana Vodolaha in a commentary to Ukrinform.
“The killed and injured have been reported. The details will be provided later. I cannot say the exact number so far, as everything is being checked at the moment,” Vodolaha told.
October 10. Since the beginning of de-occupation measures in Kharkiv region, police officers have registered 1,164 war crimes. As the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine posted on Facebook, 1,041 crimes were registered under Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the laws and customs of war), 105 – under Art. 111-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (collaborative activities), etc. As noted, the police helped to evacuate more than 3,700 people from the de-occupied territory of Kharkiv region to safe areas.
The National Police explosives technicians examined the region’s territory with a total area of about 1,319.3 hectares. A total of 21,437 explosives were found, 1,515 were destroyed.
October 10. Another apartment block was destroyed in Zaporizhzhia city center as a result of a Russian missile attack. Casualties have been reported. "The enemy's terror goes on. Another apartment block was destroyed in a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia center. There are casualties," Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram. According to Starukh, rescuers, healthcare staff and all relevant services are currently working at the site, providing people with the necessary assistance.
October 9. The number of people injured in a Russian missile attack on Zaporizhzhia has increased to 89, including 11 children. Thirteen people have been killed. Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko said this in a Telegram. "The number of those killed and wounded has increased. Among them are many children! The rocket attack on the city killed 13 people, including a child. As many as 89 civilians were injured, including 11 children!" he wrote.
October 9. The Russian army this afternoon shelled two border settlements of the Sumy region. Ukraine's Operational Command North said this on Facebook. From 12:10 to 12:15, observers recorded three strikes, probably from a 120mm mortar, in the area of the settlement of Seredyna-Buda. From 14:35 to 14:55, about five more hits were recorded, probably from a 120mm mortar, near Bachivsk. There are no losses among personnel and equipment.
Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko, in turn, wrote on Telegram that the Russian invaders attacked the Myronivka community of the Sumy region from a drone. "The drone brought death right next to a store in the Myronivka merged territorial community. Terrorists, nonhumans and murderers – that's how the whole world should know about the Russians!" he said. According to Tymoshenko, one person died in the shelling.
October 9. Russian invaders have attacked the city of Zaporizhzhia with ten missiles, with the consequences of the attack being investigated. Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhzhia regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post. "The enemy continues to terrorize the city of Zaporizhzhia. Almost a dozen new missile strikes. The consequences are being established," Starukh wrote.
At the same time, Anatolii Kurtiev, acting mayor of Zaporizhzhia, wrote on Telegram that residential buildings had been damaged in the rocket attack.
"Zaporizhzhia is again under massive rocket fire. Residential buildings were damaged in the enemy attack. A fire broke out," Kurtiev wrote.
October 8. In the village of Kupyansk-Vuzlovy in mid-September, Russian soldiers shot four people in the cellar of a house. Yes, the occupiers killed the 73-year-old owner of the house and the neighboring family — a 65-year-old woman, her granddaughter and daughter-in-law. The dead were buried by relatives and neighbors.
October 8. After midnight, the Russian forces fired four missiles at the Saltivka district of Kharkiv city. Another missile struck the Osnovianskyi district. Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post. "S-300 missiles were launched from the Russian city of Belgorod," Syniehubov wrote. According to him, a sports complex and non-residential premises were damaged. Open areas were struck. According to preliminary information, a man with shrapnel wounds was hospitalized. Law enforces and relevant services are working at the scene.
October 7. The Russians fired 84 rounds of ammunition on the territory of the Sumy region. These were mines, shells, and 18 missiles fired from rotorcraft. The communities of Khotyn, Krasnopillia, Esman, Znob-Novgorod, and Velyka Pysarivka came under enemy fire. The Krasnopillia community suffered the most destruction. Damaged houses and railway tracks. A 51-year-old local civilian was also killed during the morning missile attack.
October 8. As of the morning of October 8, more than 1,211 children in Ukraine were injured as a result of Russiaʼs full-scale armed aggression.
October 7. After Russia’s missile attack on residential areas in the city of Zaporizhzhia, which took place on October 6, 2022, at least 15 people went missing. The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia City Council Secretary Andrii Kurtiev on Telegram. “A total of 11 victims were reported killed. At least 15 more people went missing,” Kurtiev wrote. In his words, rescue works at the scene were lasting all night long. As of 05:00 a.m., a total of 21 people were rescued, and 13 of them taken to hospital. At one location, seven civilian bodies were recovered from under the rubble. Three more bodies were recovered at the second location and one more at the third location. Municipal workers are making every effort to eliminate the effects of the missile attack. Any volunteers are invited to help out.
October 7. Russian troops shelled the communities of Pokrovsk and Bakhmut districts at night, reported the head of Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko. There is damage in Maryinka, Avdiivka and Ocheretyn communities in Donetsk direction. No people were wounded. The Russians shelled Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Maksymilianivka, Kostyantynivka and Heorhiivka in Maryinka community. Avdiivka came under artillery fire three times, in particular in the morning it was hit with cluster munitions. The old and central parts of the city were affected. Shells damaged a house and a school in Novoselivka Persha in Ocheretyn community. In Horlivka direction, the Russians opened fire on the outskirts of Soledar, Bakhmutske and Fedorivka in the Soledar community and on the outskirts of Toretsk.
In the direction of Lysychansk, shelling damaged four houses in Verkhnyokamyanske. There were no casualties.
October 7. Exhumation and reburial of those killed during the occupation began in Lyman and Sviatohirsk of the Donetsk region. Two burials are currently known in Lyman. One of them has about two hundred graves. According to preliminary information, these are single graves where civilians are buried. In another area, there is a mass grave in which, according to operational data, there may be both military and civilians. The exact number of those buried has yet to be established.
October 6. The enemy hit apartment blocks in Zaporizhzhia city. Casualties have been reported. "The enemy fired missiles at residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia, destroying them significantly. Casualties have been reported," Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram. The rescuers are already removing people from the rubble. Later, Starukh specified that the enemy had fired seven missiles at Zaporizhzhia. The missiles hit apartment blocks, entire entrances have been destroyed. People are trapped under the rubble. "Terror and killing of civilians in Zaporizhzhia! Racists fired seven missiles at apartment blocks. The number of casualties is being determined, people are under the rubble," he wrote.
Earlier it was reported that about seven explosions rang out in the city around 05:00 on Thursday.
October 6. The Russian troops struck the territory of Khmelnytskyi region. "This morning, the enemy struck the territory of our region. The sounds of explosions were heard. Details will be disclosed later," Serhiy Hamaliy, Head of the Khmelnytskyi Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram. According to preliminary information, nobody was injured. As reported, the Russian army fired seven rockets at Zaporizhzhia.
October 5. The Russian invaders have shelled the Nikopol and Novomoskovsk districts of Dnipropetrovsk region. Mykola Lukashuk, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, wrote this on Telegram.
"In the Nikopol district, the occupiers struck the Chervonohryhorivka community with barrel artillery. No casualties were reported," he wrote. It is noted that a Russian missile struck the Novomoskovsk district. Experts are working at the site. There were no victims among the civilian population. In other districts of Dnipropetrovsk region, no emergency situations have been recorded. As Ukrinform earlier reported, the enemy shelled three communities of Dnipropetrovsk region. Recreation centers, a church, a lyceum, and a gas pipeline were damaged.
October 5. A burial site with more than 50 graves of civilians was found in the recently liberated Lyman of Donetsk region. According to Ukrinform, this was reported by Hromadske from the scene. “The Russians dug trenches and forced people, whom they suspected of collaborating with the Ukrainian military, to collect the bodies of the dead for reburial," report says.
A boy, who was also detained by the invaders and was forced to bury the bodies, told reporters that not all buried bodies were identified. The bodies could lie on the streets for a long time. In addition, those who were killed by shelling were sometimes buried by their neighbors.
In addition, the invaders did not remove the bodies of their soldiers. Thus, Russians lived in one of the houses and organized a medical center there. When they retreated, they took the wounded and left the dead.
The burial site contains more than 50 graves of civilians. Some graves are marked with name plates, and some are only numbered.
As Ukrinform reported, on October 1, the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated Lyman from the Russian invaders and took control of the town.
On October 4, the Ukrainian national flag was officially raised over the liberated Lyman.
October 5. Two male bodies have been found with their hands handcuffed in the Kharkiv region’s settlement liberated from Russian invaders. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram. “When inspecting a recreation camp in the Borova community’s village of Novoplatonivka, in cooperation with the police investigative officers, prosecutors discovered two civilian men dead. Their bodies were found in a pit of 4 meters deep. The left hand of one victim was handcuffed to the right hand of the other. During the examination, one man was found out to have had his left temporal lobe fractured, and the other had a gunshot wound to his skull,” the report states.
According to the preliminary data, the men were killed by the Russian special forces. As the settlement was under Russian occupation, about 250-350 Russian troops were deployed within the recreation camp.
October 5. On the night of October 5, 2022, Russian invaders attacked the Kyiv region’s city of Bila Tserkva with suicide drones. As a result, infrastructure facilities caught fire, and at least one person was reported injured. The relevant statement was made by Kyiv Regional Military Administration Head Oleksii Kuleba on Telegram.
“We have information about several explosions in Bila Tserkva. According to the preliminary data, the city was attacked by suicide drones. As a result, infrastructure facilities caught fire. One person was injured,” Kuleba wrote. Emergency services are working at the scene. Information about destructions and casualties is yet to be checked.
October 4. In the evening of October 4, 2022, Russian troops launched two S-300 missile strikes on the Mykolaiv region’s Bereznehuvate community. The relevant statement was made by the South Operational Command on Facebook. “The enemy fired 15 heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) projectiles at Ochakiv, aiming at port infrastructure. No casualties were reported,” the report states. The Dnipropetrovsk region’s Marhanets community also came under Russian MLRS fire. According to the preliminary data, no critical damage or casualties were reported.
October 4. An elderly man died at a Russian checkpoint in Vasylivka, Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedorov reported on the telethon. "We say for the fourth time that Vasylivka is a real disaster. Yesterday morning there were 4 000 residents, today — 4 500. Unfortunately, yesterday an elderly man died in the queue before he could be evacuated to the territory controlled by Ukraine," he noted.
October 4. The Russian army hit Kramatorsk with missiles, Mayor Oleksandr Honcharenko reported. The private sector again found itself under enemy fire. At least two people were wounded. Shells damaged houses and a school.
October 4. The Russians launched missile strikes on Kharkiv. A rocket attack damaged critical infrastructure in the Novobavarsk district. A 46-year-old woman died. After midnight, one rocket hit an enterprise in Kholodnohirsk district. A fire broke out. Preliminary, there were no casualties.
October 4. At night, the Russians struck the Nikopol and Synelnykiv districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region. Four people were wounded. Nikopol city suffered the most: about 30 shells from the Russian "Grad" systems and heavy artillery landed there. Four men (ages 28, 48, 50 and 66) were wounded, two of them are in hospital. In the Pokrovsk community of the Synelnykiv district, the warehouses of an agricultural enterprise caught fire due to shelling.
October 4. Over the past day, three civilians have been killed and 12 injured due to the Russian armed aggression within the territory of Ukraine. The relevant statement was made by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko on Telegram. According to the data from regional military administrations, on October 3, 2022, three civilians were reported injured in the Dnipropetrovsk region, one killed and two injured in the Donetsk region, two killed and seven injured (one of them in a mine blast) in the Kharkiv region.
October 4. A total of 6,289 children have been listed as found and 7,894 deported since the Russian invasion started. The relevant statement was made by the Ombudsman’s Office in Ukraine on Facebook. “Following the data from the Children of War state portal, as of October 4, 2022, a total of 239 children were listed as missing, 7,894 – deported, 6,289 – found,” the report states.
October 3. The Russian military opened fire on a medical facility in Kupiansk, Kharkiv Region, as a result of which a doctor was killed and a nurse was injured. That’s according to President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, who broke the news via Telegram. "Kupyansk. The main medical building of the city hospital is under fire. A doctor was killed, a nurse was wounded. The enemy continues to mercilessly terrorize the civilian population," Zelensky wrote.
The president emphasized that every occupier must clearly remember that retribution for every strike on Ukrainian cities and Ukrainian people is inevitable. "Judgment day will surely come for the ruscists," the president stressed. As Ukrinform reported earlier, during the large-scale counteroffensive by the Ukrainian Armed Forces this September, a number of settlements were liberated across Kharkiv region, including Balaklia, Izium, Kupyansk, Vovchansk, the villages of Velykyi Burluk and Dvorichna, as well as a number of settlements in the Derhachiv and Zolochiv communities.
October 3. Another journalist was killed in the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine – head of the public relations at the 80th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade, Captain Yuriy Lelyavskyi. The National Union of Journalists reported the news on Telegram. It is noted that Lelyavskyi died on a battlefield on September 28, while performing a mission as part of an airborne assault unit. Before joining the army, he was a professional journalist, having worked for years with various Ukrainian publications and national TV channels.
October 3. A total of 239 children in Ukraine have been listed as missing since the Russian full-scale invasion started.
October 3. Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation at an extraordinary plenary session unanimously ratified documents on Russia's annexation of Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Kherson regions of Ukraine. The relevant statement was published on the Russian parliament’s website.
According to the approved documents, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine were "acceded to Russia" as "DPR" and "LPR" within the administrative borders of 2014. The borders of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions are not defined in the documents.
In addition to documents on ratification, the Russian deputies adopted four federal constitutional laws on the "accession" of the four annexed regions to Russia, which must be approved by the Federation Council and signed by President Vladimir Putin.
It is planned to establish "subdivisions of federal government bodies" in the regions by June 1, 2023, and to create city and municipal districts within six months.
It is stated that the monetary unit in the territories of the "new entities" will be the Russian ruble. Until December 31, 2022, the circulation of the Ukrainian hryvnia will be allowed for cash and non-cash payments.
October 3. Russian troops this morning struck a water area of Ochakiv, Mykolaiv region, hitting the Shyroke community overnight.
The press service of the Mykolaiv regional military administration said this in a statement on Facebook.
"Enemy shelling of a water area of Ochakiv was recorded on the morning of October 3, at 06:10. There are no casualties," the report said.
It added that on October 2, from approximately 14:00, the enemy attacked the village of Pervomaiske in the same area of the region, using multiple rocket launchers. The enemy hit a civil infrastructure facility and mainly open areas. There are no casualties.
Early on October 3, at 00:30 and 02:30, explosions were recorded near the village of Shyroke. Information about destruction is being clarified.
"Population centers of the Bereznehuvate community remain under constant fire. Yesterday at 19:41, Bereznehuvate [railway] station came under fire. There are no casualties. Information on damage and destruction is being clarified," the report added.
October 2. In the Okhtyrka district of the Sumy region, a landmine blew up a car belonging to Ukrtelecomʼs signalmen. He pulled over to the side of the road near the TV tower. The driver died on the spot. Three signalmen were taken to the hospital.
October 2. On October 2, the bodies of 5 residents of Kupyansk, who tried to evacuate but were blown up by a Russian mine, were found in Vasylenkove, Kharkiv region. Serhiy Bolvinov, head of the investigative department of the National Police of the Kharkiv region, reported this.
October 2. According to preliminary information, the Russians targeted Zaporizhzhia and its suburbs with four S-300 missiles. Industrial infrastructure was destroyed, there were no casualties.
October 2. Russian invaders struck a civilian infrastructure object in the center of Kryvyi Rih, employing a kamikaze drone. That’s according to Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the Kryvyi Rih Military Administration, who broke the news on Telegram, urging residents not to post any images from the scene of the strike. "A kamikaze drone attack on a civil infrastructure object in one of the city’s central districts. Don’t post or upload anything on social media. The emergency response effort is underway," Vilkul wrote.
October 2. The Russian invaders took 76 more orphans from the captured Luhansk region to the Russian Federation. "The occupiers continue to irrevocably take children out of Luhansk region. Another 76 orphans were transferred to Russian social rehabilitation centers for minors located in Moscow region," Serhiy Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.
According to Haidai, "currently, four regions of Russia have to accept them as part of family groups." In addition, he noted,104 more children who now stay in social institutions of the so-called "LPR" will soon be transferred to Russian families. "This allows the occupiers to reduce the generation gap, especially among the male population which is growing daily along with the number of fallen soldiers," Haidai added.
October 1. Since the beginning of the invasion, the Russian army has already killed 399 children in Ukraine. More than 783 children were injured.
October 1. At night, Russian troops attacked two districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region — Nikopol and Synelnykove.
- Nikopol district was shelled with Grads and heavy artillery five times. Nikopol got the most damaged. More than 30 Russian shells flew there. People were not affected.
- In Marganets and Chervonogrihorivka communities also without casualties.
- People werenʼt damaged in the Velyka Mykhailivka community of the Synelnykove district. The scale of the destruction is being clarified.
October 1. The mayor of Mykolaiv Oleksandr Sienkevych published photos of the consequences of Russian rockets hitting a residential building.
October 1. On the morning of October 1, Russian troops hit Odesa region with missiles. They hit an object of industrial infrastructure. An electrical substation, several houses and private garages around were also damaged. No one was hurt. In addition, the Russians also attacked Mykolaiv. There they hit a residential building, currently there are no details.
October 1. According to updated data, 24 people were killed in the Russian shelling of an evacuation convoy in the Kharkiv region. Among the dead were 13 children and a pregnant woman.