THE WAR IN UKRAINE. NEWS DIGEST 2

25.05.2022

Humanitarian aspect:

  • russian troops launched four cruise missiles at One of them was shot down by the Ukrainian air defense. Three other rockets hit two city districts, ruining civilian objects and a shopping mall. At least 62 houses were damaged in the residential area of Zaporizhzhya. The rocket strike killed one person and injured three others.
  • The enemy fired three missiles at Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.As a result, an industrial enterprise was destroyed.
  • The russians fired artillery shells at a kindergarten, church, and houses in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
  • russian troops launched an airstrike on Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast,hitting a residential sector.
  • Luhansk Oblastis left without water, gas, and electricity.
  • In the occupied districts of the Donetsk Oblast,80 schools have been switched to the russian curriculum and to the russian language of teaching.
  • The occupiers destroy Ukrainian books and libraries.Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmyla Denysova said about 60 libraries in Ukraine had been damaged or destroyed. In addition,
    russians deliberately seize and destroy Ukrainian textbooks, history books, and fiction.
  • russian president putin signed a decree simplifying the procedure for obtaining russian citizenship for residents of the Zaporizhzhya and Kherson Oblasts. The document was
    released yesterday, May 25, and entered into force immediately. Three years ago, on April 24, 2019, putin signed a decree introducing a simplified procedure for obtaining russian
    citizenship by residents of the [occupied] Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. This time he amended it by adding two more Ukrainian Oblasts. In fact, this step means the forced issuance of
    russian passports to the residents of Ukrainian territories temporarily controlled by the russian military.
  • Ukrainian National Atomic Energy Generating Company Energoatom reports that the energy crisis provoked by the russian occupiers is intensifying in the Kherson Oblast.Dozens of solar
    and wind power plants were destroyed; they were either looted or damaged during the shelling. The extent of the damage is currently unclear and will have to be clarified after the war.

Ukrainian on-line publication Texty.org.ua carries an interview with the coordinator of Nova Kakhovka (Kherson Oblast) [occupied by russian forces] volunteer movement regarding the humanitarian situation in the region.

  • The humanitarian crisis in the Kherson Oblast is created artificially. Probably trying to force people to welcome russian humanitarian aid, russian troops did not allow any businesses or volunteer initiatives to bring any food or medicine into the region once they had occupied it.
  • The situation is the worst in the right bank rural areas which have no access to food storage facilities. Occupiers bring some food into the cities from Crimea, but this is not enough to meet the need. People also have no money to buy food.
  • Bringing medicines in is a bit easier than food since those are mostly very specific and are not needed by soldiers at checkpoints.
  • The hospital in Nova Kakhovka lacks medicines and basic things like syringes and gauze. Only three drug stores are open in the city carrying prohibitively russian expensive drugs. There are many elderly people in the occupied territories, and more of them die from the lack of medication than from shelling. The situation with medicines in rural areas is catastrophic.

Operational situation:

  • The enemy is trying to establish full control over the entire Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and maintain the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea; it continues the offensive
    in eastern Ukraine to defeat the Ukrainian Joint Forces.

  • The enemy intensified the use of aircraft to support its ground groupings offensive. Due to the shortage of high-precision missiles, the enemy is looking for other ways to destroy critical
    and military facilities in Ukraine.
  • The aggressor continues protecting the Ukrainian-russian border and fortification of its bases in the Bryansk Oblast of the russian federation. russian forces launched airstrikes on civil
    and military infrastructure in the Sumy Oblast of Ukraine from the territory of the russian federation.
  • Up to seven battalions of the Armed Forces of the Republic of belarus continue to strengthen control over the belarusian-Ukrainian border. The threat of the enemy's missile and air strikes
    from the territory of belarus remains.
  • In the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, the enemy is forming reserve units to conduct hostilities on the territory of Ukraine.
  • The occupiers continue to violate the rights of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territories, impede free movement and artificially intensify the humanitarian crisis.

Resource: Centre for Defence Strategies (CDS)

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On October 23, 2021 in the hall of Academic Council at Grinchenko University (13-B, Marshal Tymoshenko Str.) in support of the initiative of the Student Parliament SRL of Internationalization of Higher Education joined the activities aimed at informing students of the University about opportunities to participate in academic mobility programs and held a meeting with the Coordinator of Erasmus + National Offices and National Teams of Higher Education Reform Experts in Ukraine Svitlana Shytikova.
During the meeting with the students of the University Svitlana Shytikova presented information on a wide range of issues within the competence of NEO in Ukraine, and answered the questions of the seminar participants. In particular, the topics connected with the history and purpose of the Erasmus + program, priorities, directions and requirements to applicants for participation in student academic mobility programs, international exchanges and joint projects were covered in detail. The participants became familiar with the following items:
• Who can participate?
• How often can you participate in academic mobility programs and how long do they last?
• What activities are envisaged under the various action lines of the Erasmus + program?
• What competitions are held in different action lines and how often?
• Issues of language training for applicants
• Current priorities for participation in the Erasmus + program
• What is “volunteer participation” and what are its features and prospects?
• How to successfully qualify for the exchange program?
• How to look for opportunities for academic mobility on your own?
•What are the functions of university international offices and how to communicate with them?
The meeting ended with awarding to Svitlana Shytikova the Commendation for the development of friendly relations between NEO in Ukraine and Grinchenko University, educational activities on international cooperation under the Erasmus + program and a warm photo shoot.

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