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The last 24 hours in Ukraine

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Why don’t all Ukrainians speak Ukrainian?

83% of Ukrainians believe that Ukrainian should be the only official language of Ukraine. 7% of the Ukrainian population think that Russian can be the co-official language of Ukraine – until February 24, 2022 that number had been 25%.

OLENIVKA - Ukrainians demonstrate in Kyiv after prison explosion kills Azovstal POWs

On August 4, people in Kyiv demonstrated in support of Ukrainian prisoners from Mariupol. (Photo report)

1,664 unidentified bodies were found on the de-occupied territories of Ukraine

The bodies were removed from mass and spontaneous graves, as well as houses’ basements. Some of the corpses were burned by Russian soldiers.

Juli 17th to Juli 22nd

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Die Ukraine kämpft um die Ernte

Der Krieg hat die ukrainische Landwirtschaft nicht daran gehindert, eine gute Ernte einzufahren, aber es gibt große Probleme mit dem Getreideexport.

July 11th to July 15th

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Kriegsopfer: 32 Journalisten wurden getötet und 16 wurden verletzt

Infolge der russischen Aggression wurden dieses Jahr 32 Journalist:innen getötet, 16 wurden verletzt. Das sind nur die offiziellen Daten; die Dunkelziffer könnte deutlich höher liegen.

Ukraine Recovery Conference 4. - 5. Juli 2022 Lugano

Zum fünften Mal fand am 4. und 5. Juli die Ukraine Reform Conference statt, welche angesichts der aktuellen Lage in der Ukraine und der damit einhergehenden Neufokussierung des Hauptthemas in „Ukraine Recovery Conference“ umbenannt wurde. Während in den vorangegangenen Jahren die Reformen innerhalb der Ukraine thematisiert worden waren, lag der Fokus in diesem Jahr auf dem Wiederaufbau des Landes.

As the harvest begins, Russia eyes Ukrainian wheat

On June 13, the harvest season began in Ukraine. Ukraine has already gathered 1.1 million tons of wheat. On July 7, Russian shelling started fires in wheat fields in two regions, 20 hectares were burned down.

Ukraine’s losses reach $600 billion

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has caused enormous economic damage to the latter. According to official figures, the damage to the Ukrainian economy due to the war has already reached $600 billion.

The city was full of corpses

A resident of Mariupol told KATAPULT Ukraine how she lived in the city, which was subjected to constant shelling for about a month, and managed to survive.

Juli 4th to Juli 8th

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Odesa fährt die Krallen aus

An jeder Straßenecke, auf Zaunpfählen oder Mauern, im Stadtpark und in der Fußgängerzone sind sie zu sehen – die Katzen von Odesa.

21 civillians killed in Russia’s missile attack on resort village

On the night of July 1, the Russian Army launched a missile attack on the village of Serhiivka, which is located on the Black Sea coast by the city of Odesa. The shells destroyed a nine-story residential building and two recreational facilities. 21 people were killed in the attack. 38 people were injured.

Music between war and peace

Popular rock band Bez Obmezhen (Without Limits) combines free performances with concerts that raise money in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Renewable energy can liberate Europe from its dependency on Russia

During the last three decades, Russian gas has been a major energy source for Europe, and especially for Germany, Europe’s economic powerhouse.

Ukrainian troops withdrew from Lysychansk.

In order to preserve the lives of the Ukrainian defenders, the decision to withdraw was made.

How Ukrainian media are working in times of war

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, more than 60 percent of Ukrainian media outlets have lost revenue and have had to reduce their editorial teams.

Russia launched a missile attack on a mall

On June 27, the Russian army launched a missile attack on the Amstor shopping center in the city of Kremenchuk, Poltava region. A massive fire broke out in the building with over a thousand people staying inside at the moment of the attack. It has already been reported that 19 people have died, while the rescue operations continue.

Russian missiles destroyed her home, but a movie saved her life

On the night of June 27th, Russia launched a missile attack on the village of Mayaky, located 40 km from Odesa. A huge fire broke out at the site of the explosion. More than 60 private houses were damaged, four completely burned down, and 25 houses rendered unsuitable for living. Eight people have been reported injured, including three-year-old twins.

Heiraten im Krieg

Das gesellschaftliche Leben fährt in einem Krieg normalerweise herunter. In der Ukraine führt der Krieg jedoch auch dazu, dass Hochzeiten früher als geplant stattfinden.

June 27th to 1st July

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Snake Island liberated

Since June 20th, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have launched a series of strikes on the island and have taken out a Russian transport ship.

Russia’s war economy: A disaster in the making

The country is to become a new Iran due to Ukraine's invasion and Western sanctions.

500-kilogram bomb on top of a roof removed by rescuers

The State Emergency Situations Service of Ukraine removed a 500-kilogram bomb from the roof of a multi-story building in the residential area of Severnaya Saltovka in Kharkiv region. The bomb was dropped on the city by the Russian invaders back in March.

600 million hryvnia in 3 days

On June 22nd, (his birthday), Serhiy Prytula announced the collection of 500 million UAH per week to buy three Bayraktars. On June 24th, the fund’s account had already collected 600 million UAH!

Aktuelle situation in Charkiw und region

Seitdem die russischen Truppen, welche in der Region Charkiw aktiv waren, während der ersten Maihälfte erfolgreich Richtung eigener Staatsgrenze zurückgedrängt werden konnten, hat sich die Lage im Vergleich zu der davor etwas entspannt. Doch wie schauen aktuell der Alltag und die Entwicklungen in der Stadt wie auch an der regionalen Front aus? Denn ruhig mag es vom normalen Lebens- und Wirtschaftsgeschehen her sein, aber noch lange nicht seitens Kriegsaktivitäten.

President Zelenskyy’s home city is under attack

The armed forces of the Russian Federation attacked the territory near the city of Kryviy Rih where Volodymyr Zelenskyy was born.

June 20th to June 24th

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

10 million euros donated in one day

The Ukrainian people are not only fighting back by joining the army; they're also fighting back with their wallets!

Bucha rises from the ashes

A team of volunteers has restored the city of Bucha which had been almost completely destroyed by Russian artillery strikes.

The foreign-born fighters facing execution for fighting on behalf of Ukraine

Two American volunteers who fought on the side of Ukraine were captured by the Russian army, reports The Telegraph. They will face the fate of other foreigners who were sentenced to death by the puppet regime of the Donetsk quasi-republic at the behest of Moscow.

June 14th to June 17th

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Man dies in explosion while swimming in sea

An accident occurred on the beach in the resort village of Hrybivka, 40 kilometers from Odesa, when a 50-year-old man decided to swim in the sea.

Mines in the sandbox

In one of the Ukrainian cities that were under Russian occupation, children found a mine on a playground. It was only by luck that no one was hurt. The State Emergency Service shared news of the shocking find.

One hundred percent hit

The Russian army launched strikes with Kalibr class cruise missiles in Lviv, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky and Chernihiv regions. Ukrainian air defense shot down all four missiles, but six people, including one child, were injured from falling debris.

Captured tank gunner spoke about shooting at civilians in Ukraine

A resident of Donetsk, who served as a tank gunner in the troops of the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic, admitted to shelling residential buildings in which there were civilians.

In the shadow of war: Moldova struggles as Russian invasion continues

Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, is on the brink as Ukrainian refugees keep pouring in, and tensions in Transnistria intensify.

June 7th to June 10th

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

German Minister for Culture and Media visits Odesa

German Minister Claudia Roth spent two days in Odesa on a working visit. The politician visited cultural events and promised to help the city to preserve its cultural heritage and speed up the process of the city center’s inclusion to the UNESCO world heritage list.

Luhansk Region: mass graves, shelling and occupation

In the city of Lysychansk, 150 civilians, killed by Russian soldiers, are buried in one mass grave, according to Serhiy Haidai, the head of the Lugansk regional military administration.

Hundreds Mines are Being Defused in Ukraine Each Day

Russian soldiers set mines in 30 million hectares of Ukrainian territory. Only about 10% of the territory has been cleared of mines so far. Our reporter documented pyrotechnicians defusing the deadly weapons in the village of Yahidne near the city of Chernihiv in northern Ukraine on Tuesday.

French journalist killed in Luhansk region

The journalist died on the spot after the evacuation bus he was on was hit by a large-caliber shell, presumably an aerial bomb.

May 31st to June 3rd

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Forced mobilization in the "DPR”

Russia has armed and forcibly-mobilized all men in the Donetsk region of Ukraine

Farming in a minefield

More than 400 Ukrainian farmers have applied for clearance of fields that were mined by retreating Russian troops.

Two cities - one fate

90% of the Luhansk region is occupied by the Russian army. The shelling of residential areas practically does not stop. The town of Rubizhne has shared the fate of Mariupol: there are no surviving houses in it, and many are so destroyed that they cannot be repaired.

May 23rd to May 27th

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Ukraine's defense minister wants to arm 1 million

At the beginning of the war, the number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was about 250,000. According to Ukrainian law, it cannot exceed 261,000 people, including 215,000 servicemen. The Russian army by comparison totals around 900,000 soldiers.

Mariupol: A Survivor's Story

Maria Kutnyakova lived on the brink of death for 22 two days of the Russian occupation. She is one of those who managed to survive and get out of the Mariupol.

Bicycle tires instead of tourniquets

In the first weeks of the Russian invasion, the approximate shortage of tourniquets in the Ukrainian army was about 13,000.

Attack on an Odesa ammonia plant

On Friday, May 20, Russia launched a missile strike on an ammonia production facility in Odesa.

Fratricidal war

Almost every Ukrainian has relatives who fight in the Russian army or live in Russia, the Security Service of Ukraine reports.

Minus $13 billion

Russia has lost $13 billion - this is the cost of military equipment destroyed by the Ukrainians during the three months of war they’ve waged in Ukraine.

In the maze of Azovstal

These are the Mariupol defenders pictured in the labyrinths of Azovstal. One of them, named Dmitry Kazatsky, asked to publish these pictures before being taken into captivity by the Russians. TRIGGER WARNING

Shelled by mortars and BM-21 Grad launchers

A migrant from Russia shared how he fled from the Ukrainian city of Rubizhne during an attack by Russian troops

Russia hit the Donetsk region with BM-30 Smerch and missiles

"Russian troops fired on the civilian population from aircraft, tanks, heavy artillery, Smerch multiple launch rocket systems, as well as cruise missiles," Ukrainian law enforcement officers report.

May 16th - May 20th

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Blockade of Mariupol defenders

Since late April, Mariupol defenders have been blockaded at the Azovstal plant.

Russia attacks the Chernihiv region again

In the early morning of May 17th Russian missiles hit the village of Desna.

Missile attack in Odesa

Missiles hit Odesa region: a summer resort was destroyed, and a child was wounded

Coming home… if there’s one to go back to

How damaged cities in Kyiv Oblast are coming back to life. Photo report.

May 9th - May 15th

A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Why the Donbas encirclement will fail

The Russian army has attempted to encircle the Ukrainian forces in Donbas. But there are five military reasons why they won't manage to do that.

“How will I live when I am not a man anymore?”

Women, men and teenagers are victims of sexual violence by Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

Finland to join NATO

Finland has announced plans to join NATO.

Missile attack in Odesa on May 9

7 missiles from the Soviet times were fired at the city.

Not their war: the children killed in Ukraine

Losing a son is unbearably tough. My wife is beside herself with grief, crying all the time. It is a pointless war, we haven't done anything to them.

War Update. Day 75

Ukraine continues to defend its future and its freedom in the war of Russian aggression. The main fighting is now taking place in eastern Ukraine.

The most intense attack on Odesa to date

This weekend Odesa faced the most intense missile attack since the beginning of the war

Maybe he will see again

9-years-old Denis Voronoy, suffered a severe head wound during heavy shelling in Chernihiv and nearly lost his eyesight


A daily update regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Music during the war

How Ukraine's professional musicians are fighting on the cultural front.

"Save The Military of Mariupol"

On May 4th, a protest was held in support of Mariupol in the center of Kyiv (picture story)

KATAPULT-Ukraine team

We have journalists reporting to us from four different countries.

8 mass graves were found in the Kyiv Oblast

Mass graves were found near Kyiv: There are indications that the dead were tortured before they died.

Attack on Odesa on May 2nd

One killed and one injured - both teenagers

Mariupol evacuations

More than 100 people were evacuated from Azovstal