26 May: The occupiers hit a medical facility in Dnipro with a rocket, and Iran secretly supplies weapons to the Russian Federation through the Caspian Sea

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Situation summary of the war in Ukraine by region for Friday, May 26, 2023.
Dnipro / Photo: Office of the Prosecutor General

Dnipro / Photo: Office of the Prosecutor General

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Kyiv Region

At night the Russian invaders tried to attack Kyiv with rockets. All of them were shot down, there were no hits or casualties. In only two districts of the capital, rocket debris caused minor damage to six private houses.

Luhansk Region

In the Luhansk region, the invaders are trying to storm Bilohorivka. On May 24, the Russians fired there with guns and volley fire systems, carrying out an airstrike.

The enemy also opened fire in the direction of Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Nevske, and Dibrova.

During the day, 97 shellings were recorded (439 shells were fired).

Donetsk Region

The occupiers made 13 strikes on Kostyantynivka, Avdiivka, Chasiv Yar, Krasnohorivka, New York, Pleshchiivka, Karlivka, and Kurakhove. 11 residential buildings (of which four are apartment buildings), a gas pipe, the dam of the Karliv reservoir, factory premises, cars were damaged. During the day, one person died in the region, another was injured.

The Russians launched a missile strike on Avdiivka, hitting a residential building. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties

Chernihiv Region

In the Chernihiv region, the invaders staged six shellings per day: they fired from barrel artillery and mortars in the Novhorod-Siverskyi and Chernihiv districts. There were no casualties or damage.

Sumy Region

On May 25, the occupiers staged 14 shellings in the Sumy region. 57 explosions were recorded in the region. Khotyn, Yunakiv, Nova Sloboda, Putivl, Velyka Pysarivka, Esman, and Shalyhyne communities came under enemy attack. As a result of the shelling, a power line was damaged in the Khotyn community.

Kharkiv Region

In the Kharkiv region, on the night of May 26, the Russians attacked the Kharkiv district with Shahed drones. The enemy hit the territory of the oil depot, where the equipment for pumping oil products was damaged. A big fire broke out on the spot.

Izyum was attacked by Russian drones on the morning of May 26. As a result, a fire broke out at the sawmill. The Lyceum building and garages with agricultural machinery also burned. The building of the Procurement Center was destroyed.

On the night of May 26, the invaders shelled Vovchansk, Chuhuiv district. Two residential buildings and farm buildings were damaged.

On May 25, Russian troops shelled at least 17 settlements in the Kharkiv region. In the Slobozhansk direction, the enemy attacked Strilecha, Krasne, Cherkaski Tyshky, Lukyantsi, Neskuchne, Ternove, Vovchansk, Chuhunivka, and Khatne with mortars and artillery.

In the Kupiansk direction, the Russian army carried out airstrikes near Chaikivka and Kislivka. During the day, the occupiers conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Masyutivka.

Topoli, Fiholivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Masyutivka, Zapadne and Kislivka were attacked with artillery and mortars.

Two men blew themselves up with unknown explosives in the village of Protopopivka of the Balaklia community. The incident occurred when a 39-year-old man was riding a motorcycle through the village, carrying an explosive object in his cart. The driver died on the spot. A 45-year-old man who was nearby was also injured.

Dnipropetrovsk Region

On the night of May 26, the Russians attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region with missiles and drones. In the regional center, fires broke out in a private household and at two private enterprises. The gas station was damaged and its employee was injured. Significant destruction – at the transport company.

The Marhanets community came under enemy drone attack.

At night, air defense forces shot down rockets and attack drones in the sky over the Dnipropetrovsk region.

On May 25, the invaders shelled Nikopol with heavy artillery. Seven private houses and seven commercial buildings, cars, three power lines, and four gas pipelines were damaged.

Zaporizhzhia Region

On May 25, the Russians made 102 strikes on 18 settlements. There were 92 artillery strikes, two strikes from MLRS, five airstrikes, and three drone attacks. Orikhiv, Gulyaipole, Kamianske, and surrounding villages were shelled. There were no casualties, but 23 civilian objects were destroyed.

Mykolayiv Region

On the night of May 26, the Russian army launched shelling outside the settlement of the Pervomaisk community in the Mykolayiv region. There were no damages or injuries.

On May 25, the invaders shelled Ochakiv from artillery. Fires broke out in a three-story residential building and outbuildings. There were no casualties.

On the same day, the Russians shelled the settlement of the Kutsurub community with artillery. The hit was in an open area. No one was hurt.

On the evening of May 25 and the morning of May 26, the occupiers fired artillery at the water area of the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

Kherson Region

On May 25, the Russian invaders carried out 62 shellings (fired 282 shells) in the Kherson region. Kherson was hit by three artillery shells (10 shells). Areas of 26 settlements in the region were also attacked.

As a result of enemy attacks, warehouses and equipment were damaged in the Novoberyslav farm. About eight houses and two cars were damaged in the summer cooperative. In Zolota Balka, Russian troops fired at an elevator.

Another 97 people were evacuated from the de-occupied territory of the Kherson region during the day.

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Rocket attack on the Dnipro polyclinic

Russian troops launched a missile attack on the Dnipro on May 26 and hit a medical facility. As a result of the attack, one person died, and another 23 people were injured, including two children.

On the afternoon of May 26, an explosion rang out in Dnipro, and only after it did an air-raid alarm sound in the city. Later, the head of the Regional Military Administration Serhii Lysak announced that Russian troops launched a missile attack on the Dnipro River and hit a medical facility and a veterinary clinic.

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According to Lysak, 23 victims were taken to the hospital, three of whom are in serious condition. Two boys aged 3 and 6 were among the wounded – they were also hospitalized, they are in a moderate condition.

«A 69-year-old man died. He was just passing by when a rocket of Russian terrorists hit the city,» wrote the head of Regional Military Administration.

According to Dmytro Lubinets, Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights, four people are considered missing after the enemy attack on the Dnipro River. Rescuers are looking for them under the rubble.

Two buildings caught fire at the place of «arrival». The fire covered 500 square meters. m. According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, private and multi-apartment houses and cars of citizens were damaged. The liquidation of the consequences of the shelling and the rescue of the victims is ongoing at the site. All necessary services are involved.

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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