Timeline of war
May 18

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian occupiers have kidnapped 280 Ukrainian civilians in the Zaporizhzhia region. – Press service of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration


Due to the military actions of Russian troops, as of May 18, almost 200 thousand Ukrainian consumers have no gas supply. – Ministry of Energy of Ukraine


The Australian Government has imposed new sanctions on Russian officials and entities who have supported the Russian military aggression in Ukraine. The new sanctions list includes the Russian private military company “Wagner, and the Belarusian defense enterprises, such as Industrial-Commercial Private Unitary Enterprise Minotor-Service and OJSC KB Radar-Managing Company of Radar Systems Holding. Besides, 4 individuals being sanctioned for supporting the aggression are Aleksandr Chupriyan, Sergei Korolyov, Nikolay Bogdanovsky, and Illia Kyva. – Marise Payne, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 229 Ukrainian children have died, 424 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 18 May (approximation): 28300 troops; 1251 tanks; 3043 armored vehicles; 586 artillery systems; 199 MLRS; 91 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 202 aircraft; 167 helicopters; 2137 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 13 military boats; 441 tactical UAVs; 43 special military equipment; 102 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have destroyed more than 4 500 residential buildings in the Kyiv region. – Kyiv Regional Military Administration


Due to the military actions of Russian troops, there is no light in the whole Luhansk region. – Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration


As of May 18, 1,288 dead bodies of Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the Kyiv region. – Andrii Niebytov, Kyiv regional police chief


The Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated the village of Dementiivka in the Kharkiv region. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Czech government has sent its Soviet tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Instead, the Czech Republic will receive 15 Leopard 2A4 tanks from the German government. – Suddeutche Zeitung


US Embassy in Ukraine reopens in Kyiv today. – Reuters


In the last 24 hours, Russian aggressors have shelled the Dnipropetrovsk, the Luhansk, the Odesa, the Mykolaiv, the Kharkiv, the Sumy, the Kherson, the Donetsk, and the Chernihiv regions. 23 people have been killed, 1 child is among them. 35 citizens have been injured, 3 children are among them. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

See the war

A 7-years-old girl was injured after the Russian missile hit on a residential building in Kyiv. June 26, 2022.

By the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

A man made a children’s toy house from boxes of ammunition. He lives in the village of Novoselivka near Chernihiv, where about 700 people lived before the full-scale invasion, but the shelling destroyed almost all the buildings. June 2022.

By Getty

Maksym Burlaka celebrates International Yoga Day in Kharkiv. The man says he wanted to show the realities of Ukrainian life during the war, especially in the eastern regions. June 21, 2022.

By Stanislav Ostrous

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared the destroyed Irpin Bridge a memorial. American artist and volunteer Roberto Robbins opened there the art performance “Bucha Massacre”. 60 crosses as a part of an exhibition symbolize 60 exhumed bodies that a team of volunteers found in Bucha. June 2022.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

Ivanna Dymyd sings the last lullaby to her son. 27-years-old traveler Artem learned about the full-scale Russian invasion during his trip at the USA. He bought military equipment and came back home to fight for his country. June 21, 2022.

By Mariia Varanytska

Pyrotechnics clear Ukrainian fields from explosives. June 21, 2022.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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