May 21, 2022 | Daily briefing


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed that partner states sign a multilateral treaty and create a mechanism through which each country affected by the actions of the Russian army can receive compensation for its losses.

He also said that Ukraine would fight until it can ensure its security and bring to justice all Russian war criminals who committed crimes in the country.


The Russian army is purposefully destroying the city of Severodonetsk in the Luhansk Region, trying to turn it into a second Mariupol. Fighting is taking place in the vicinity of the town. On 20 May, the Russians shelled a school, in the basement of which residents of the new neighbourhood had been hiding since the war began. Consequently, two people were killed on the spot and three others were hospitalised. A man and a woman were killed in the evening near their home in Severodonetsk.


The Russian military opened artillery fire on territories in the Sumy region bordering the Russian Federation. The shells hit infrastructure facilities in the Esman community of the Shostka district. There were no civilian casualties.


On Friday, the Russians opened fire on the Azot industrial association – a fire broke out there, the fire was extinguished, and the flames did not spread to the production shops. A coal bunker at a mine in Lysychansk caught fire.


In the Donetsk region, Russians are shelling the entire front line from Mariinsky to Limanska communities. 27 residential houses and eight civilian infrastructure buildings have been damaged in the region overnight.

The enemy shelled a school in Yelizavetovka in the Maryinka community. Krasnogorovka came under mortar fire, with most of the town de-energized.

Avdeevka coke plant and residential areas of the city are under fire.


Over the past 24 hours, the Russian occupants have shelled Alekseevka and Saltovka, the sleeping areas of Kharkiv city, using multiple rocket launchers. In the evening, ammunition in Kharkiv set fire to pavilions of one of the city’s markets.

In the region, Dergachi, Malaya Danilovka, Chuguyevskyi district, Tsyrkuny and Zolochivskyi districts were hit by shelling. Rescuers put out fires in private households.

A rocket attack destroyed the Lozovsky House of Culture.

In just 24 hours, Russian aggression has wounded 20 and killed a 66-year-old woman in Dergachy.


Russian troops fired a missile at the Vinnytsya region. Near Nemirov, Ukrainian defenders shot down a missile – air defence went off.


The Rivne region was hit by rocket fire. A military infrastructure facility was hit. Information on the scale of destruction and casualties is being clarified.


Rocket fire at the railway station in Kramatorsk was launched from the occupied part of the Donetsk region, an expert examination of the Security Service of Ukraine has shown.

The experts confirmed that a guided single-stage solid-propellant missile 9M79-1 with a cassette charge was used for the shelling. It is known to the general public as “Tochka U”.

The shelling of the railway station in Kramatorsk on 8 April killed 61 people and injured 121.

We told the story of Vlad and Andrei, who were wounded because of the shelling in Kramatorsk and are now receiving treatment in Kiev


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Russians shell Chernihiv region with mortars, UC Sever reports.

Around 12:10, nine shots were recorded in the direction of Gremyachya. Another six shots were fired in the direction of Nikolaevka. No casualties so far.


This is what the village of Olkhovka in Kharkiv district, recently sacked by the AFU, looks like. the Russian army destroyed 90% of the houses there, including the school, says Oleg Sinegubov, chairman of the Kharkiv OVA

The Russians came here back in the first days of the full-scale invasion. Now that we drove the occupants out, the village is gradually returning to normal life. But we still have a lot of work to do“.


This is the hospital that continues to operate in Severodonetsk in the Luhansk region, with three doctors left

They are assisted by five nurses, and there are 20 patients on the inpatient ward”, says hospital head Roman Vodyanik. – The hospital has been practically destroyed by the Russians. A lot of unexploded ordnance remains near the buildings“.

He added that the facility is provided with medicines and food for “about ten days“.


These are the people affected by today’s missile attack in the Rivne region.

Visited the victims of the missile strikes in one of the medical facilities in the region. Most are feeling well. The mood is good. They want to return home as soon as possible,” Vitaliy Koval, head of the Rivne Oblast OVA, wrote.


57 people evacuated from the Luhansk region in 24 hours

“It is now very hot in Severodonetsk, Lysychansk and Bilohorivka. The shelling does not stop even for an hour, the Russians are using artillery day and night. Every life of the 57 rescued from these settlements is important to us today. They are unharmed and already safe,” Serhiy Gaidai, head of the Luhansk OV, writes


Occupiers kill 7 Ukrainian civilians in 24 hours in Donetsk Region

“Over May 21, Russians killed 7 civilians in Donbas: three in Liman, two in Mykolayivka, one in Avdiyivka and one in Sviatogorsk. Another 10 people were wounded,” the head of the Donetsk regional administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, said.