THE WAR IN UKRAINE. NEWS DIGEST 2

29.05.2022

Humanitarian aspect:

  • Mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boychenko warned of a threat of outbreaks of infectious diseases in the city.According to the mayor, an epidemic in the city may be caused by the mass burials
    of those killed as a result of russian occupation, non-functioning sewage system, lack of garbage collection, and worsening weather conditions, including rising summer temperatures. "Our doctors report the dangers that may appear this summer include outbreaks of infectious diseases, dysentery, cholera, etc. These diseases could kill thousands of Mariupol residents," the mayor reported.
  • russian federation troops continue to carry outfiltration measures in occupied Mariupol. Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova said that over the past week, russians have forcibly deported almost 3,000 Ukrainians to a filtration camp in Bezimenne, including more than 300 children. After conducting these filtration measures, the occupiers formed groups of Mariupol residents who were first deported to Taganrog and then to the poorest regions of russia. At least 10% of citizens who do not pass the filtration process are considered by the occupiers as being "dangerous to the russian regime." They are then arrested and sent either to former penal colony No 52 in Olenivka, Donetsk region, or to the infamous Izolyatsia (Isolation) prison in Donetsk, which is known for its use of long interrogations, torture, threats of execution, and coercion.

Operational situation:

  • The enemy is trying to establish full control over the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and maintain the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea; they are continuing their offensive in the east of Ukraine to defeat the Ukrainian Joint Forces.
  • In order to prevent the transfer of Ukrainian units to other areas, the enemy continues to station troops on the section of the russian-Ukrainian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. The enemy rotated some units and improved fortifications in areas where they are concentrated. They continued to cover the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions by firing mortars at the positions of Ukrainian Defense Forces in the Sumy region. The enemy used mortars four times against Ukrainian positions near Seredyna Buda, Stari Vyrky, and Znob-Trubichevska.
  • An operational and tactical aircraft from the airspace of the Kursk region fired a missile at a civilian industrial facility in the Sumy region. In order to determine the position of Ukrainian troops, the enemy conducted air reconnaissance with the help of UAVs in the Chernihiv and Sumy regions.
  • The Belarusian Armed Forces continued to cover the Belarusian-Ukrainian border on a rotating basis. The grouping has been strengthened by units of brigades of the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Resource: Centre for Defence Strategies (CDS)

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  • Donetsk Region
    The head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko reported, that on May 28 the russian invaders killed 2 and injured 4 civilians while shelling Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mykolaivka, Tonenke, and Cherkaske.
  • Luhansk Region
    According to the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai, on May 28 the russian troops fired with artillery and aircraft at the residential quarters in Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Hirske, Toshkivka, Vrubivka, and Nyrkove. At least 2 civilians were killed and 4 were injured due to those attacks. Also, the russian invaders damaged or destroyed 61 residential buildings during the day.
  • Kherson Region
    The Kherson Regional Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine reported, that on May 28 the russian invaders shelled the residential quarters in Chornobaivka. At least 2 civilians were killed and 6 were injured.
    Also, on May 28 the russian collaborator Kiril Stremousov, who was appointed by the russian militants as a deputy head of the russian “administration” of the temporarily occupied Kherson Region”, announced, that the russian troops had blocked all the exits from the region. Thus, the residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Kherson Region cannot move to the free part of Ukraine.
  • Mykolaiv Region
    The head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council Hanna Zamazeeva reported, that on May 28 the russian invaders shelled the residential quarters of Mykolaiv and several other settlements of the region. At least 32 people were injured due to those attacks.

Resource: Ukrainian Prism

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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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