Ukraine in Brief: Latest regional news May 17, 2022 (photo, video)

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The State Emergency Services reported that they also hit a nine-story residential building. A 9-year-old child was badly injured and one more person was found dead when pulled out of the rubble by firefighters.


Operational information from the regions of Ukraine from UWG 17.05.2022
materials prepared by: Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna

Ukraine briefly:

The third anniversary of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion is underway.

The enemy does not cease offensive in the Eastern Ukraine. The enemy continues to launch missile attacks on military and civilian infrastructure in the Lviv, Chernigov and Sumy oblasts.

On the night of 17 January, 52 badly wounded servicemen were evacuated from the Azovstal plant to save their lives. 211 people were rescued through the humanitarian corridor to Olenivka.

Reuters  reported citing its source that seven buses with servicemen who were staying at Azovstal left the territory of the plant today accompanied by a Russian convoy.

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No significant changes in the position and status of the enemy troops were detected in  Volyn, Polissya and Siversky areas.

The threat of missile and bomb attacks from the territory of the Republic of Belarus on infrastructure facilities on the territory of Ukraine remains.

Towards Kharkiv, the enemy troops are building up their efforts on holding their positions and preventing our troops from penetrating into the Ukrainian state border. The enemy carried out artillery attacks on our troops.

Towards Slovyansk, invaders are reloading and manning the troops and stockpiling supplies to prepare for an attack towards Slovyansk.

Towards Severodonetsk, the invaders are trying to launch an offensive with the support of artillery towards the settlements of Borovenki and Severodonetsk.

In the Kurakhiv area, the attack on the village of Novomikhailivka is underway with the support of artillery and aviation fire.

The enemy made an unsuccessful attempt to attack in the direction of Maryinka settlement.

The enemy did not engage in active warfare towards Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia. To deter our troops, the enemy shelled using small arms artillery and mortars. At the same time, the enemy is carrying out engineering equipment for the other defensive line.

The invaders did not engage in active warfare towards Lviv-Buzskiy. Our units were shelled with mortars and small arms artillery. The invaders continue engineering works to equip the second line of defense with reinforced concrete structures.

Enemy ships in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov are trying to isolate areas of warfare and block civilian ships.

The Ukrainian defence forces inflict losses on the enemy on all fronts and are prepared for any changes in the operational situation.


East regions

Kharkiv oblast

According to the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleg Siniehubov, there was no shelling in Kharkiv today. However, the village of Pechenyi, Chuguyevsky district, was hit. A 73-year-old man sustained minor injuries. Combat operations continue on the territory of the region. The invaders in the Kharkiv area are focused on defending the occupied territories.

Also, according to Siniehubov, the assault attempt by Russian troops near Dovgenky in the Izum area was unsuccessful – after suffering losses, the invaders retreated.

The sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the Kharkiv region until the end of martial law. Currently, the ban does not affect the sale of alcoholic beverages between 09:00 and 15:00. Their sale is allowed until 21:00 in the pubs. According to the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, the alcohol is not sold to servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces and the National Guard.

In Kharkiv, the fascists destroyed the National Center of Plant Genetic Resources which is second-to-none in Ukraine and one of the largest in the world. There were over 160K varieties and hybrids of plants from all over the world, including century-old varieties. They cannot be renewed. The Russians burned everything to the ground. The bank survived the Second World War, but did not survive the arrival of the “devotees”. His colleague Sergey Avramenko said that the plant bank was destroyed.

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Donetsk oblast

Towards Slovyansk, the invaders regroup and complete the troops. The enemy failed to improve the tactical position in the area of the Dovzhenko settlement.

Towards Donetsk, the enemy tries to conduct the offensive along the entire contact line, shelling the settlements with artillery. In the areas of Bakhmut, Klinovy, Soledar and Vovchoyarivka, the enemy launched airstrikes and bomb strikes from Su-35 aircraft. The enemy also conducted air reconnaissance using Orlan-10 UAV.

The Russian occupants shelled Knauf factory in Bakhmut, Donetsk oblast, according to local residents. The plant was producing building materials.

The State Emergency Services reported that they also hit a nine-story residential building. A 9-year-old child was badly injured and one more person was found dead when pulled out of the rubble by firefighters.

Towards Avdiivka, the enemy carried out assault operations to take control of the Novobakhmutivka – Novoselivka Druha road section, without any success.

In Mariupol, the enemy concentrated its main efforts on blocking our units in the area of the Azovstal plant. In the Novopavlivsk, Zaporizhzhia and Pivdennobuzsk directions the enemy shelled using small arms artillery and mortars.

According to Reuters, seven buses with Ukrainian defenders left Azovstal today accompanied by a Russian convoy. Some Ukrainian servicemen were not injured.

Luhansk oblast

In the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, the fascists are drafting men into military service. Lyudmila Denisova states that the guerrillas threaten to shoot the men for refusing to fight against Ukraine. 

The Russian invaders are searching for the men who drove to the occupied territory and to safe places to get away from shelling. They scoured houses, homes, and outskirts of towns and villages. The “conscripts” are taken away at gunpoint, and if they do not agree, they are threatened with death.

North regions

From the territory of the Russian Federation, the enemy is shelling settlements on the territory of the Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts.

Zhytomyr oblast

Last week, regional firefighters were called upon 10 times to extinguish fires. Five of them were in private households and another five were in open territories. There were no fatalities or injuries during all of the fires.

The engineers of the State Emergency Services of Ukraine continue to clear up the mines on the territory of Zhytomyr oblast.

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As of today, a group of pipelayers carried out 124 visits, during which more than 176 hectares of the region were cleared and 2605 items of munitions were destroyed. At the moment, surveying, clearing and dismantling of settlements are underway in Malinsko and Ovrutsk communities.  

Kyiv and Kyiv oblast

The bodies of three civilians murdered by the invaders have been found buried near the village of Makariv in Kyiv oblast. A Czech citizen was among those killed.

According to the head of the Military Administration Oleksandr Pavlyuk, gas supply was 99% restored in Irpin. Currently, in all 120 settlements where natural gas supply has been resumed, workers started connecting gas lines directly to residential buildings. 

“Puzata Khata” food chain will reopen 5 restaurants in downtown Kyiv and Podil.

According to Vitaly Klitschko, Kyiv firefighters received 12 special vehicles. The firefighting equipment was donated to Kyiv by several Dutch city communities. In addition, the air conditioning vehicle was donated to the city by a Polish philanthropist from Poland.

The reconstruction of “Orliatko” park in Solomianskiy district of Kyiv will be completed by the end of 2023. The estimated reconstruction cost is 86 million UAH. The contractor was chosen at the auction on February 28, 2022.

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Sumy region

From the very beginning of February 17, shelling of the region from the territory of Russia continued. Nearly 5 shells in the area of Esmani, near Sopich – 6. Nearly 70 explosions in the Boyar-Lyezhachy area. The Ukrainians also fired hostile missiles at Okhtirka in Sumy.

Ten rockets hit civilian areas, and there are also nine wounded.

The shelling continues on the plains of the Shostky district, in the area of Seredyno-Budy. The breach of the state cordon was not recorded. However, provocative shelling from the territory of Russia continues.

There are burns caused by shelling near the cordon. Riot policemen continue to help eliminate the effects of the enemy attack.

On 17 February in the town of Okhtirka, the police continued to provide assistance in the elimination of the aftermath of the enemy attack on the town.

“McDonald’s Day” for Trostyanets children in the Sumy region was organized by the World Central Kitchen McDonald’s stores have not been operating in Ukraine since February, but they transferred all the ingredients, including buns and sauces. Nate Mook, WCK’s executive director, wrote about it.

Chernihiv region

Early and early on 17 January, the Russian military launched missile strikes on the village of Desna, Chernigov region. Desna in Chernihiv Region, where the training center of the Armed Forces is located. Four missiles were launched from the aircraft, two of them hit the building. Eight people were killed as a result of the strike. Another 12 were injured.

This information as of 12:00 p.m. was reported to the Chief Directorate of the DSNS in the Chernihiv region.

At about 16:40, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv oblast cordoned-off area. The press service of the UC Pivnich reported about this. According to the report, spotters recorded six mortar attacks from the Russian side in the direction of Senkivka village. There were no casualties among people or equipment.

Residents of the destroyed microdistrict of Bobrovitsa tried Polish national food – bigos. Today, on 17 December, employees of Chernihiv educational and rehabilitation center №2 prepared and distributed to Chernihiv residents 900 servings of food.

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Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk region

On 17 February, Russian Federation troops shelled the villages of Trudolyubivka and Osokorivka in the Kherson region, near Dnipropetrovsk, as well as a village in the Shyrokyivka community of Kryvorizhya with Grads. Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the Kryvyi Rih military administration, said about this.

The situation in Kryvyi Rih and the Kryvyi Rih region remains stable and is fully controlled by the military administration and the Ukrainian Defense Forces, he said. There were no significant changes at the line of contact.

Also in Krivorizhzhya, the territories are being dismantled. On 17 December, 41 missiles from Uragan, which did not explode, were detected near Volodymyrivka.

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In addition, a Ukrainian air defense system shot down an Orlan enemy missile today.

Kirovograd region

Two servicemen from Kirovograd region, who were killed in the war with Russia, were posthumously awarded the order “For courage” of the first degree by the President of Ukraine. Decrees on awarding Yuriy Kozakul and Oleksandr Bikmurzin were published on the official website of the President.

Today the Alley of Honorary Memorials of the Rivne Cemetery was visited by 35-years-old soldier Andriy Chukhryayev. Relatives, friends, comrades-in-arms and fellow countrymen came to pay their respects to the hero.

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In Kropivnitsky, the humanitarian center “Territory of Success” encouraged all those willing to contribute to the cleaning of the Kovalivsky beach.

Poltava region

On June 17, voluntary fire prevention squad began to work in the village Skorohodove, Poltava region. The Chief Directorate of the State Fire Service of the Poltava region informed about it. Representatives of the newly formed unit passed the training from 29 September to 15 February in accordance with the training plan and the primary training program “Initial training of members of voluntary fire brigades Poltava region. Also for the needs of local fire protection the businessman handed over to the head of the Chutivskiy territorial community the keys to the fire-engine vehicle.

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On Tuesday, February 17, Mirgorod community of Poltava region held a training shooting. The residents were warned about the sounds of shooting and explosions. The head of the Poltava Regional Administration Dmytro Lunin informed about it.

Vinnitsa region

The Vinnytsia Regional Military Administration announced that the regional humanitarian headquarters has delivered aid to residents of three communities in the Gaisynskyi district. Humanitarian aid loads of goods necessary for the IDPs – 4 trucks, 2-3 tons each, food, hygiene products, clothing and clothes were delivered to the Krasnopilsk, Sobolivka village TUG and Teplitsk territorial community of the Gaisin district.

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The group of pyrotechnic works of the emergency squadron of special designation took out 3 artillery shells of 76 mm caliber of the Second World War. This was reported by the State Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Vinnitsa region. Vinnitsa residents found explosive remnants of war the day before in the village of Rososha in Lipovytsia Territory and outside the village. The Vinnitskiy district, Voronivtsi region.

Ukraine in Brief: Latest regional news May 17, 2022 (photo, video)

South regions


In the neighboring communities of the Zaporizhia region continues the active struggle against the foreign aggressor. The occupation troops do not stop trying to penetrate into the Zaporizhia region and have no success.

The region is still working on the creation of defensive lines. For example, to protect Zaporizhzhya the soldiers have already created three lines of defensive structures. Each of them is designed for attacks that involve the use of important equipment and large-caliber artillery. The defense is also set up to interfere with Zaporizhzhya shelling, first and foremost from volley fire systems. The head of ZOVA Oleksandr Starukh told journalists that not only soldiers but also civilians took part in building the defensive structures.

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On the territory of Zaporizhia region, the occupants continue to victimize people of Ukraine. As of the evening of 17.05.2022, there were 280 people in the hands of the occupants. Of these 163 were released and 117 are still in the armies.


The Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine reports that the humanitarian disaster in Kherson is worsening, including:

– 61 settlements are without electricity;

– 53 settlements have demolished buildings and people are left without housing;

– 35 settlements – without heating;

– 23 settlements without gas as well as almost all where scrap gas is used;

– 61 settlements – without water;

– 42 – without medicines;

– 58 without foodstuffs. Severe deficit of children’s food and goods for children;

– 30 – without pensions and social benefits;

– 18 – without communication and Internet.

The Ministry also states that in Kherson region 120 people were arrested.


The Russian occupation troops are implementing a system of roadblocks in order to limit as much as possible the possibilities for people to leave the region. The extensive informational and psychological operation of the occupants is aimed at strangling the local population, which has a strong pro-Ukrainian position.

The overall situation in the line of contact remains steadily tense.

The enemy continues rocket attacks.

Over Mykolayivschina, a squad of airborne missile troops shot down a Russian cricket missile, which was launched by a strategic bomber that was attacking Ukraine from the Caspian Sea area. The hostile purpose was directed towards the western regions of Ukraine. The efficiency of our troops reduced the enemy’s intentions.

As of 17 February, 3,457 civilian objects have been partially or completely damaged since the start of the Russian invasion in Mykolayiv Region.


The enemy shelled the city across the Dniester estuary in Odeschina for the first time, launching two rockets on it in the night of 17 February. At present, repair works are impossible, as well as operation of the bridge.

Western regions


On the night of June 17, the Lviv region experienced one of the largest missile attacks during the war. The enemy carried out a rocket attack on the infrastructure of the regional branch of the Lviv Railway in the Yavoriv region. The explosion damaged the railway infrastructure. MPO servicemen managed to shoot down three rockets.

Last weekend, the Lviv region received and accommodated 230 more people from other regions. According to Maxim Kozitsky, head of the LOVA, the region has about 8 thousand equipped places for settlers in state and communal institutions.

During the day, the Lviv WGO received an ambulance from the Religious Mission “Kartis-Spes”. “Shvidka” was handed over to the soldiers of the 80th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade of the SBU Stanom on today it already carries out its mission at the front line

In Lviv opened a day center for children of displaced persons. At the center you can leave children aged from 4 to 11 years for up to three years a day. There children can doodle, play piano and engage in other activities.

Tomorrow starts the large-scale back-to-school conference, which was organized by the Lviv IT Cluster for high school students and graduates from different parts of Ukraine and around the world.


According to the report of the head of the Department of Internal Affairs Vitaly Koval, in the Rivne region there were 16944 children registered who were displaced from insecure territories. A total of 53,936 internally displaced persons are currently registered in the region.

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The Rivne region continues to help people who are still feeling the effects of war. The city of Chernihiv has already sent 198,902 food packs.

The planting campaign in Rivne region has reached its final speed. 95% of the areas planned for the gardens of crops have already been planted.

The Rivne regional library has launched daily trainings as part of the “Artobiymi” project of psychological assistance. The Art Library’s Department of Arts and Culture invites people who are willing to solve psychological problems related to the war to participate in these trainings, except for Rivne, also in Zdolbunov and Kostopol.

Classes are free of charge.


Recently a humanitarian aid package from the Brotherhood of the Soul Foundation arrived at the OVA Humanitarian Center in Khmelnitsky from Krynytsia-Zdrój (Poland). Humanitarian aid will be directed to the welfare of displaced persons

Museum of History of Khmelnitsky collects objects and evidence related to the Russo-Ukrainian War. The goal – to record and preserve history, in order to tell the truth about the heroic struggle of the Ukrainian people for their state in the future through artifacts and documents.

Ukraine in Brief: Latest regional news May 17, 2022 (photo, video)


The Chernivtsi military administration has purchased over 5 million hryvnias worth of rifle vests, quadcopters, binoculars and other equipment for the troops.

They purchased rucksacks, sleeping bags, wrecking vests, quadcopters, binoculars, electric power and kitchen equipment.

At the initiative of the Vuglezhdar Development Agency, the charitable organization “Vostok SOS” donated 12 electric cars to the Chernivtsi region.

The trucks have been delivered to the regional educational institutions where these displaced people are currently living.


On February 24, the regional employment service received 1.8 thousand residents of other regions of Ukraine, where active military operations are under way, for employment assistance. 116 of them have already been recruited.

At the humanitarian aid center “Owl’s Nest” IDPs have the opportunity to receive hygienic kits for their families from the office of the International Organization for Migration in Ukraine.

About 150 of these boxes including soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste for adults and children, a comb for hair, sponge and dishwashing cloths, dishcloths, shampoo cream, feminine hygiene products, laundry detergent were given by volunteers last night.


During two months of war, religious communities of Transcarpathia handed over to the front 48 cars for the needs of soldiers and also organized collection of money for ammunition and supplies of the first necessity.

In Ivano-Frankivsk region there are 1500 religious organizations. Since the first days of the war, they have been actively reaching out to support internally displaced people and the defenders of Ukraine, who are fighting our land against the Russian invaders.

The State Institution “State Scientific-Research and Design Institute of Basic Chemistry” from the city of Kharkiv within the framework of the State Program of Support for the Relocation of Enterprises has started its work in Kalushi.

Ukraine in Brief: Latest regional news May 17, 2022 (photo, video)

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