25 May: «Not an easy night»: shelling regions of Ukraine, the situation on ZNPP

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Situation summary of the war in Ukraine by region for Tuesday, May 25, 2023.
Illustrated Photo / Photo: Zelensky’s official telegram channel

Illustrated Photo / Photo: Zelensky’s official telegram channel

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Kyiv Region

At night, the enemy once again attacked the Kyiv region with UAVs. There are no hits. There are no casualties. As a result of the fall of the debris of the drone, a fire broke out in the forest floor. The fire has been extinguished.

Lviv Region

At night, during the air alert, air defense was operating, 10 Shahed-136 UAVs were shot down. No hits or damage were recorded.

Chernivtsi Region

A fire broke out in the morning in a settlement of the Dnister district, probably due to the fall of Shahed-136 debris. Three residential buildings were damaged. There are no victims or injured.

Luhansk Region

The invaders have somewhat reduced the activity of ground offensives, but they will continue shelling populated areas.

An air strike was carried out on Dibrova. Nevske, Bilohorivka and Stelmakhivka have been under enemy fire for several days in a row.

Donetsk Region

During the day, the enemy carried out 105 shellings (fired 498 shells).

In the Donetsk region, the Russians carried out 27 shellings during the day. Avdiivka, Kostyantynivka, Kurakhove, Chasiv Yar, Velyka Novosilka, New York, Pivnichne, Karlivka, Mykolayivka, Novoselivka Persha, Sokil, and Stupochki were under fire.

14 residential buildings (one of them multi-apartment), a church, an official car, two civilian cars, a power line, a wagon depot hangar, 5 locomotives, and a warehouse were damaged.

In Donetsk region, one person died and six others were injured in one day.

Chernihiv Region

Two shellings of the Koryukivka district from artillery were recorded during the day. A private house was damaged in one of the villages. No victims.

Sumy Region

The Russians launched seven shellings (19 explosions rang out) at night and in the morning. The Novoslobid community of Konotop district, the Velikopysariv community of Okhtyrka district, the Esman and Shalyhyne communities of Shostka district were shelled.

Yesterday, during the day, the enemy carried out 23 attacks on the border. 84 explosions were recorded. The communities of Velyka Pysarivka, Yunakiv, Khotyn, Nova Sloboda, Bilopillia came under fire. Three houses were damaged. Two people were injured.

An air missile was launched from a plane in the Yunakiv community from the territory of the Russian Federation. As a result of the hit, the preschool education institution was damaged. The Russians also fired from a mortar, four explosions rang out.

Kharkiv Region

At night, the enemy launched a rocket attack, first, from the S-300 air defense system, on the village of Tsyrkuny, Kharkiv district. The rocket hit the ground, damaging a private residential building. No casualties.

Yesterday, the enemy shelled at least 18 settlements of Kharkiv region with artillery, mortars and rocket weapons.

In the Slobozhansk direction, the Russian army fired mortars and artillery at Udy, Veterynarne, Lyptsi, Zelene, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Budarky, and Zemlianka.

In the Kupiansk direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the Masyutivka area, carried out an air strike in the Kislivka area.

Stroivka, Kamianka, Krasne Pershe, Ridkodub, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Tabaivka, and Berestove came under artillery and mortar attacks.

In the village of Oleksandrivka, Izyum district, a 33-year-old man was injured and hospitalized as a result of careless handling of an explosive device.

During the day, the pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service inspected 8.16 hectares of the territory of Kharkiv region and neutralized 139 explosive objects.

Dnipropetrovsk Region

The aggressor struck Nikopol this morning. Information about the consequences is being clarified. There are no casualties.

Yesterday, the Russian army shelled Nikopol with heavy artillery, and later attacked the Nikopol district with a kamikaze drone. There is a hit in the Marhanets community. Damaged private house.

Zaporizhzhia Region

During the day, the Russian army fired 78 artillery strikes and two from anti-aircraft missiles at 16 settlements: Gulyaipole, Gulyaipilske, Stepnohirsk, Zaliznychne, Olhivske, Plavni, Poltavtsi, etc. 24 reports of destruction were recorded.

Mykolayiv Region

At night, the forces and means of air defense of the Air Command «Pivden» destroyed three enemy UAVs Shahed-131/136.

Yesterday, the enemy carried out artillery strikes on the water area of Ochakiv community. There were no injuries or damage.

Kherson Region

The Russians carried out 83 shellings (fired 411 shells) during the day, including two artillery shells (4 shells) on Kherson. The invaders targeted the districts of 26 settlements of the region.

The enemy attacked Beryslav from aviation. A factory building and a dormitory of an educational institution were hit, residential buildings were damaged.

A fire broke out in a private house due to mortar shelling in Nova Tyahinka.

In Ivanivka, a 60-year-old woman was injured as a result of shelling.

In just one day, four people were wounded in the Kherson region as a result of enemy shelling.

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At a concert in Berlin, the Scorpions unfurled the flag of Ukraine and dedicated their legendary hit

Musicians have been supporting Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

The legendary German rock band Scorpions played a concert in Berlin on May 23. During the performance, the musicians expressed solidarity and support for the Ukrainian people.

When Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine performed the band’s cult hit Wind of changes, he unfurled a huge Ukrainian flag and wrapped himself in it. At that moment, the international symbol of peace – «Pacific» in blue and yellow colors appeared on the screen behind the singer.

The Scorpions band has been supporting Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation. The group canceled all their performances in the terrorist country: «I don’t think we will ever perform in Russia again. At least not in the near future. It’s sad. But you have to draw your own conclusions from reality,» said one of interview with Meine.

Scorpions replaced the line from the cult song Wind of changes «I follow the Moskva down to Gorky Park» with «now listen to my heart, it says Ukrainia».

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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