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Last Updated: 27 April 2022

27 April 2022 (Update): The Stampera agency has “discovered” the Ukraine crisis and so last week saw more than 100 FACE DIFFERENT stamps (most in large “Greetings” stamp formats and various miniature sheets) purporting to support the plight of Ukraine and her people.  Significantly, some of these have a “30% To Ukraine” badge on the images with a notation that “30% of net sales goes to the foundation supporting Ukraine’s resistance https://www.blue-yellow.lt“.  If they actually do that (and the agencies are definitely NOT known for their generosity), I will applaud them but I still wish they would not flood the market with so many stamps in poor countries that would benefit more.  Still, many others on the Stampera site do not carry any mention of donating proceeds to Ukrainian relief efforts.

In addition to the numerous agency stamps (from the likes of Central African Republic, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, and Guyana), this update includes preliminary details on Ukraine’s third wartime era issue — a single using the “U” denomination (replacement for “V”) called “The Ukrainian Dream” — as well as a cacheted envelope noting the 30th anniversary of Ukrainian stamps.


22 April 2022 (Update #2):  A quick posting with the “Part 2” stamp.  At 18:34 Kviv time this evening, following a day of overloaded and hacked servers (and still managing to fulfill 9,500 orders), Igor Smelyansky, MD of Ukrposhta, announced via his Telegram account the impending release of the “Russian Warship…Done” stamps.  Due to national law preventing a second printing of the extremely difficult to obtain first stamp, they used the same basic design with the original warship stamp included as a non-denominated label.  To view the full-sheet and FDC images, scroll down….


22 April 2022 (Update #1):  Just a quick update with the LATEST News.  As I write this, online sales for Ukraine’s “Russia Warship Go ****”/Glory to Ukraine” stamps are to commence in less than 30 minutes.  Those who pre-ordered the pre-hacked online shop will be allowed to purchase stamps (and “themed envelopes”) between 9am and 10am (Kviv time).  There are severe ordering limits and anyone trying to place multiple orders will have their orders blocked.  After 10am, general sales will start if there are any items remaining.

Also, in the very near future (possibly today), a new Ukrainian stamp issue — continuing the theme of the “Russian Warship” stamps — will be announced.  There will be 5 million copies of the new stamp printed, and one million first day covers will be available.  More news and designs are forthcoming.

Lastly, a very attractive t-shirt bearing the “Russian Warship” design will also soon be available, along with other themed products.


20 April 2022 Udate:  Included in this update:  release date and design of Lithuania’s Ukraine support stamp, information and images of Moldova’s peace stamp, plus several new scans as the items have been arriving here in Thailand:  the Estonia stamp with its FDC and postcard, the LVZ Post stamps and full sheet. and the recalled (originally scheduled to be issued on 25 February) Medobory Nature Reserve miniature sheet.

But first, let me share the latest news on the Ukrainian issue of 12 April 2022…

The previous update (16 April) explained the problems the online shop experienced following the start of sales of the “Russian Warship Go…” stamp on the first date of issue.  It seems as if the entire world went crazy over trying to obtain the stamp; there were very long queues at Ukrainian post offices and it would turn out these were the ONLY sales of the stamps and first day covers.

Many sellers in Ukraine offered stamps (singles and sheets) and FDC’s on various online bidding platforms including eBay.  Most of the auctions that I saw began with the low price of USD 0.01 but quickly reached insane levels. These bids were largely driven by non-collectors who do not typically purchase stamps and weren’t informed enough to simply wait.  The craze did its damage and regular collectors outside of Ukraine have largely gone without being able to purchase these stamps as a result.

Luckily, a number of collectors in Ukraine have been helping their friends and long-time trading partners and a few others have offered to sell their extra stamps on social media at much more reasonable costs.  We applaud those who have assisted in getting these stamps out into the world.

At the same time, Ukrposhta has decided to try to recover from the unanticipated and simply overwhelming interest in the one million stamps they had printed (500,000 of each denomination).  Earlier today, the Director of Ukrposhta Igor Smelyansky posted a message to the postal service’s Facebook page explaining the latest decisions regarding this stamp:

A total of 700,000 copies were sold at post offices throughout Ukraine and all have sold out (other than a small number at one branch in Kviv which will be sold this afternoon). Starting on Thursday, 21 April (tomorrow), online sales will recommence for 100,000 stamps — limited to just two sheets per order (and they will check for repeat addresses) — for those who placed an order online within the first few days last week.  On Friday, any remaining stamps will be sold online to the general public.  The other 200,000 or so stamps are reserved for territories currently occupied by Russian troops, including Crimea, government and military officials, museums, and they hope to distribute at least one stamp to every Ukrainian worker.

Smelyansky also stated that there WILL NOT be additional printings made of this stamp.  However, he hinted that they would continue the theme in some format with announcements as early as next week.  Yes, they will start selling the very nice t-shirts bearing this design in the near future.

Igor Smelyansky is feeling thankful at Головна Пошта Країни.
1h · Kyiv, Ukraine ·
Morning Ukraine!
RESPECT! Please share this message. Once again I want to thank all those tens of thousands of people who came to us in Kyiv and other cities to buy our brand “ship”. Not without mistakes, but we did our best to make sure the most people got it. As of now, nearly 700 thousand stamps have been sold and the sale of stamps in our branches is DONE! Please don’t have to stand in line. The only exception is our Maidan branch at Kyiv There, from 13:00 today, stamps will be sold to those 1500+ customers who couldn’t get them yesterday and signed up for the list. I promised they would get their stamps and I will deliver.
What’s going to happen next. To keep everything honest and transparent 100,000 brands will be allocated to the online store. And starting on Thursday, in our online store you will be able to buy stamps (2 letters per 1 order) those who previously ordered on the first days, and from Friday any customer in Ukraine or beyond. This way more than 8300 customers will be able to get stamps.
The rest of the edition will be used for official delegations, museum funds, our international obligations within the framework of the Air Force, and on philatelistic passes. Also, every worker of Ukrposhti will be able to get 1 brand that I think is true, and a small part will be allocated to support marketing actions with Ukrainian manufacturers and entrepreneurs.
I realize that in order not to do, there will be criticism. That’s why I’ll answer immediately. Will there be an additional edition of this brand? No. But we’ve found a way out how this ship series will continue, so wait for messages starting next week as soon as we sign all the technical highlights. T-shirts and other branded items will also be available in our online store and branches very soon.
Once again everyone thank you and glory to Ukraine!
I will post all news promptly here and on https://t.me/igorsmelyansky
P.S. Thank you all for the memes 😉


2022-03-08 Original Article and Full Updates: Prior to the current state of affairs within Ukraine that began on 24 February 2022, the Ukrainian State Enterprise of Posts (Ukrposhta / Укрпошта) issued three sets of stamps. Additionally, the most recent issue of their bulletin (Philately of Ukraine No. 29) announced the release of two sets of stamps to be issued on 25 and 28 February respectively and three slated for March.  The latter five issues were all illustrated in the bulletin but have been postponed indefinitely. Preceding these postponed stamps will likely be the winner of a design competition held from 1-4 March titled «Русский военный корабль, иди на#уй!» (“Russian warship, go f**k yourself!”).

Yes, Ukrposhta is still in operation despite a terrifying situation and, once again, exemplifies the stoicism and fighting sprit that we have seen from Ukrainian people time and time again these past two weeks. The postal administration actually resumed operations in many areas the day following the start of hostilities and published the following press release on 25 February:

Ukrposhta partially restores the work of branches where it is safe for customers and employees

02/25/2022
Dear customers,
Despite the difficult security situation associated with the attack of Russian invaders on our country, Ukrposhta decided to resume the work of some branches on February 25, where it can be done safely for both customers and employees. Because we understand how important our work is to you. First of all, the work of branches in a limited mode will be focused on providing services to the most vulnerable segments of the population with pension benefits and household goods, and it will be possible to receive their parcels.

Meanwhile, the skies over Ukraine remain closed to air travel, but we have agreed with European partners to resume shipments as soon as possible.
We also inform you that Ukrposhta has stopped postal cooperation with the Post of Russia and Belarus. Parcels and transfers to these countries are not accepted. Those parcels that were accepted before February 24 will be returned to the owners with payment as soon as the security situation allows it.
We are monitoring the situation and will report on further developments. Thank you for your understanding and we wish us victory!

The Medobory Nature Preserve issue (miniature sheet of five stamps scheduled for release on 25 February) and Sich 2-30 Satellite stamp (single, 28 February) were announced as postponed on that date as well, although all copies of the former were not recalled in time and an unknown number were sold. The most recent updates regarding service to, from, and within the country can be found here.

Linn’s Stamp News published a very interesting article called “A Recent History of Ukraine Through Its Stamps” in its 3 May 2021 issue and reported on the recent stamp design contest in an article titled “Ukraine Asks for Stamp Designs to Illustrate Its Resolve” on 2 March.

I plan to update this post as additional details become known (and, hopefully) when Ukraine resumed issuing new stamps.  As an aside, let me mention that I have long collected the stamps of Russia (in all its forms) as well as Ukraine and have a number of philatelic contacts residing in both countries.  The sanctions have made it very difficult to obtain the latest issues from Russia (impossible through dealers in the country itself); the January Ukrainian stamps (as well as those going all the way back to 1918) have suddenly become sought after.  Several stamp dealers in Ukraine seem to still be accepting orders but I worry about their safety as time goes on.  In the past, I have obtained many of my newer Ukrainian stamps through dealers in Moldova, Serbia, and Germany.  I have noticed that postal rates are increasing in the area, no doubt due to the regional difficulties.


UKRAINE:

2022 STAMPS

21

January

2022

Trident


 1 stamp

 

Issue date: 21 January 2022
Stamp Design: O. Shuklinova
Printer:  Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed: 300,000 copies
Printing format: Panes of 12 stamps each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size: 30 x 33 mm
Denomination: V (12,00 UAH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

January

2022

Municipal Arms Series – Arms of Bohodukhiv


 1 stamp

 

Issue date: 21 January 2022
Stamp Design: Natalia Andriichenko
Printer:  Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed: 6,000,000 copies
Printing format: Panes of 99 stamps each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size: 24.48 x 22 mm
Denomination: H (0,50 UAH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

January

2022

XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022


 1 stamp

 

Issue date: 23 January 2022
Stamp Design: Marina Kutz
Printer:  Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed: 130,000 copies
Printing format: Panes of 6 stamps each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size: 33 x 30 mm
Denomination: F (23,00 UAH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ukrposhta Facebook page, 24 January 2022:

🇺🇦 Вчора у нас був дуже насичений та важливий день!

Адже разом з НОК України ми проводжали наших олімпійців на XXIV Зимові олімпійські ігри у Пекіні та гасили поштову марку, що видали на честь події.

У дизайні марки Марина Куц поєднала елементи традиційної культури Китаю та піктограми окремих зимових видів спорту, які за стилем нагадують китайські ієрогліфи.

До речі, це вже наш 19 випуск з олімпійською тематикою. Попередній був присвячений іграм у Токіо. Тож не змінюємо свої традиції і цього разу та бажаємо нашим спортсменам перемоги 💪

📸 НОК України та олімпійська команда/NOC of Ukraine and the Olympic Team

🇺🇦 Yesterday we had a very busy and important day!
After all, together with the nok of Ukraine, we escorted our Olympians to the XXIV Winter Olympics in Beijing and extinguished the postage stamp issued in honor of the event.
In the design of the Marina Kutz brand, the brand combines elements of traditional Chinese culture and pictograms of individual winter sports, which in style resemble Chinese hieroglyphs.
By the way, this is already our 19th issue with the Olympic theme. The previous one was dedicated to the Tokyo games. So we do not change our traditions and this time and wish our athletes victory 💪
📸 NOC of Ukraine and the Olympic Team

 

 

 

 

 

25

February

2022

WITHDRAWN FROM SALE

Medobory Nature Reserve


 1 miniature sheet of 5 stamps

 

Issue date: 25 February 2022   WITHDRAWN FROM SALE
Stamp Design: N. Kokhal
Printer:  Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed: 20,000 copies
Printing format: Panes of 5 stamps each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Sheet size:  129 x 99 mm; Stamp size:  2 stamps – 39 x 44 mm; 3 stamps – 39 x 40.5 mm
Denomination: 5 x V (12,00 UAH)

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  Supplies of this issue were sent to post offices around Ukraine prior to 24 February so they could be sold on the first day of issue.  While many branches of Ukrposhta were not open on the 24th, many did open the following day and an unknown number of miniature sheets were sold at that time.  The Ukrposhta order to withdraw them from sale, announcing their postponement and that of the following (Satellite “Sich-2-30”) stamp  came late on the 25th.  A few stamp dealers in Kviv sold limited numbers of the Medobory Nature Reserve sheet online over the course of the following week.  Many collectors within Ukraine, long-time subscribers to Ukrposhta’s new issue service, saw this as a deep betrayal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Philately of Ukraine No. 29

Medobory Nature Reserve is a real pearl not only of Ternopil region, but of the whole of Ukraine.  It is located in the Podolsk Tovtry.  The area of the protected area is 9516.7 hectares.  The reserve presents a significant variety of natural values.  A feature of the protected area is the presence of 19 Red Book bats.  There are many historical and cultural monuments on the territory of the nature reserve, which date back to the X-XIII centuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

February

2022

POSTPONED

Satellite “Sich-2-30”


 1 stamp

 

Issue date: 28 February 2022   POSTPONED
Stamp Design: Construction Bureau “Pivdenne”
Printer:  Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed: 130,000 copies
Printing format: Panes of 6 stamps each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:  40.5 x 30 mm
Denomination: L (15,00 UAH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Philately of Ukraine No. 29

«Sich-2-30» is a satellite of opto-electronic observation of the Earth, developed within the framework of the National Space Program of Ukraine by the State Enterprise «Production Association Southern Machine-Building Plant named after Makarov «(Dnipro). It is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral (Florida, USA) in early 2022.

 

 

 

14

March

2022

Oleska Novakivsky (1872-1935) – 150th Birth Anniversary


 1 stamp

 

Issue date: 14 March 2022  
Stamp Design: V. Vasylenko
Printer:  Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed: 130,000 copies
Printing format: Panes of 6 stamps each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:  52 x 25 mm
Denomination: V (12,00 UAH)

NOTE:  This stamp was originally scheduled to be released on 27 April and then, in the most recent Postal Bulletin prior to the invasion, was moved to a to-be-determined date in March before finally being listed as “postponed” along with several other stamps.  However, on 12 March it was announced that the issue would proceed on 14 March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The stamp features Oleska Novakivsky’s 1911 Self Portrait.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

March

2022

POSTPONED

Cultural Epochs of Ukraine: Sarmatians


 1 souvenir sheet

 

Issue date: March 2022   POSTPONED
Stamp Design: S. Kharuk and O. Kharuk
Printer:  Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed: 20,000 copies
Printing format: souvenir sheet with 1 stamp
Printing process: Offset lithography
Sheet size:  129 x 117.5 mm; stamp size:  63.5 x 44.5 mm
Denomination: 47,00 UAH

 

 

 

 

From Philately of Ukraine No. 29

The Sarmatians are Iranian-speaking nomadic tribes who lived in the steppes from the Urals to the Danube during the Early Iron Age. During II – IV centuries B.C. Ukrainian steppes were inhabited by Sarmatian tribes Roxolani, Yazygs, Aors and Alans.

 

 

 

TBA

March

2022

POSTPONED

Kateryna Bilokur (1900-1961)


 1 miniature sheet of 6 stamps, 1 booklet (stamp format unknown)

 

Issue date: March 2022   POSTPONED
Stamp Design: S. Kharuk and O. Kharuk
Printer:  Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed: 20,000 copies
Printing format: miniature sheet with 6 stamps
Printing process: Offset lithography
Sheet size:  145 x 128 mm; stamp size:  43 x 34 mm
Denominations:  5 stamps – V (12,00 UAH), 1 stamp – L (15,00 UAH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Philately of Ukraine No. 29

Kateryna Bilokur is a representative of the so-called “Naive art”. In 1954, at the International Exhibition in Paris, her paintings “Tsar Colossus”, “Birch” and “Collective Farm Field” saw Pablo Picasso. “If we had an artist of this level of skill, we would make the whole world talk about her,” he said.

 

 

 

12

April

2022

 

“Russian Warship, Go F**k Yourself!”


 2 stamps (domestic & international rates); design determined by contest run 1-4 March

 

 

 

Issue date: 12 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Boris Groh
Printer:  SE Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed:  500,000 stamps (“F” domestic registered mail rate)
Printing format: 2 sheets of 6 stamps each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:&nbsp: F – 40.6 х 26 mm; W – 40.5 х 30 mm
Sheet size:  F – 105 х 105 mm; W – 148 х 86 mm
Denominations:  F (23,00 UAH), W (44,00 UAH)
     F corresponds to the tariff of sending registered letter with weight up to 50 gr within Ukraine
     W corresponds to the tariff of sending non-priority letter by surface mail with weight up to 50 gr abroad
Sheet selvages: “Русскій воєнний корабль, іді…!”, “Russian warship, go…!”, “Героям слава!”, “Glory to heroes!”.

 

Order from Ukrposhta.

 

Ukrposhta Facebook page, 2 March 2021: 

Українська марка, яка є таким же символом держави як прапор, герб або гімн, сьогодні святкує ювілей – 30 років 🎂

Але через війну з росією ми вирішили замінити святкування Всеукраїнським народним конкурсом на найкращий ескіз поштової марки під назвою: «Русский военный корабль, иди на#уй!» 👋

Марка обов’язково буде міжнародна, щоб кожен зміг відправити її в будь-яку країну. Терміни стислі, бо ну вже дуже кортить наклеїти її на листівку.

Тому закликаємо професійних ілюстраторів та й усіх охочих долучитися до конкурсу. Ескізи відправляйте на адресу mukhina-nv@ukrposhta.ua з позначкою «Конкурс», з вказанням прізвища, імені й контактних даних (телефон або e-mail). Ескіз необхідно надати у вигляді малюнка, графічного макета з візуалізацією в електронному вигляді у форматі jpeg, 600 dpi. Кількість робіт від одного учасника – не обмежена. Терміни – до 4 березня ❗

Усі надіслані на конкурс роботи будуть представлені тут, на сторінці Укрпошти у Facebook, для проведення народного голосування. Конкурсна робота, що набере найбільшу кількість голосів, буде надрукована масовим тиражем на першій українській поштовій марці в умовах воєнного стану.

Почта России, ну ти цей… Сама знаєш 👋

‎The Ukrainian brand, which is the same symbol of the state as the flag, coat of arms or anthem, today celebrates the anniversary – 30 years. ‎🎂
‎⠀‎
‎But because of the war with Russia, we decided to replace the celebration with the All-Ukrainian People’s Contest for the best sketch of the postage stamp entitled: “Russian military ship, go for #uy!” ‎👋
‎⠀‎
‎The brand will definitely be international so that everyone can send it to any country. The deadlines are short, because well, it is already very tempting to stick it on a postcard. ‎
‎⠀‎
‎Therefore, we urge professional illustrators and everyone to join the competition. Send thumbnails to the address mukhina-nv@ukrposhta.ua marked “Contest”, indicating the surname, name and contact details (phone or e-mail). The sketch must be provided in the form of a picture, a graphical layout with visualization in electronic form in jpeg format, 600 dpi. The number of works from one participant is not limited. Deadlines – until March 4 ‎❗
‎⠀‎
‎All works submitted to the competition will be presented here, on Ukrposhta’s Facebook page, for the popular vote. The competitive work that will get the largest number of votes will be printed in a mass circulation on the first Ukrainian postage stamp under martial law. ‎‎⠀‎
Russia Post, well, you are this… You know yourself ‎👋 

The winner was announced by Ukrposhta on 12 March: 

🇺🇦 Ми готові оголосити переможця народного голосування за ескіз для поштової марки «Русский военный корабль, иди на#уй!»

✨ 1 місце — ескіз номер 3
✨ 2 місце — ескіз номер 12
✨ 3 місце — ескіз номер 5

За роботу українського художника Boris Groh проголосувало понад 1700 людей з 8 тисяч усіх голосів!

Залишається лиш завершити організаційні питання та передати ескіз у друк.

Тож не будемо гаяти часу! Беремось до роботи, щоб найближчим часом ви вже змогли скористатися маркою й відправили тому, кому потрібно.

Вже знаєте, хто це буде?

🇺🇦 We are ready to announce the winner of the people’s vote for a sketch for the postal stamp “Russian military ship, go to #uy! ”

✨ 1st place – sketch number 3
✨ 2nd place – sketch number 12
✨ 3rd place – sketch number 5

Over 1700 people out of 8 thousand all votes voted for the work of Ukrainian artist Boris Groh!

All that remains is to complete the organizational questions and submit the sketch in print.

So let’s not waste time! Let’s get to work so that soon you can use the stamp and send it to someone who needs it.

Do you already know who it will be?

Issue officially announced by Ukrposhta on 11 April 2022:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ukrposhta Press Release, published 12 April 2022:

Ukrposhta issued one million postage stamps “Russian warship, f***k you…!”

12.04.2022
On April 12, Ukrposhta presented and put into circulation the first postage stamps “Russian warship, f***k you…!” in wartime conditions. This phrase – the answer of Ukrainian border guards, defenders of Snake Island, to the Russian ship on the offer to surrender on the day of the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine on February 24 has become a symbol of courage and indomitable spirit of the Ukrainian people in the fight against Russia.

In Kiev, the special postmarking “First Day” took place at the Main Post Office with the participation of Igor Smelyansky, General Director of Ukrposhta, and the author of the famous phrase, defender of Snake Island, Marine Roman Grybov. Simultaneously with Kiev, the special postmarking “Russian warship, f***k you…!” took place in all regions of Ukraine. The participant of the special postmarking ceremony in Lviv was the author of the sketch of the postage stamp and envelope “The First Day”, the winner of the national competition for the best sketch for the postage stamp, the Crimean citizen Boris Groh. Boris’ work gathered the most votes – 8,000 facebook and instagram users voted for it.

Until 2014, Boris lived in Yevpatoria. After the Russian occupation of Crimea, he was forced to move to Lviv.

“Ukrainian philately during the war is a reflection of the events experienced by our state and our people. The phrase that inspired us to create the postage stamp has already become a symbol of the indomitability of the AFU, the volunteers, the territorial defense, all Ukrainians in the fight for their land and the independence of Ukraine. I am sure that Ukrainians and our friends from abroad will be pleased to receive letters with such a postage stamp. And today in this postal way we once again remind the invaders that they should immediately get off our land and follow their ship”, – said Igor Smelyansky, General Director of Ukrposhta.

The postage stamp “Russian warship, f**k you…!” was issued by Ukrposhta in two denominations – for payment of postal items within Ukraine (denomination F, equivalent of 23 UAH) and for payment of postal items going abroad (denomination W, equivalent of $1,5 USD).

An envelope “The first day” was issued to the stamp, circulation – 20 thousand copies.

You can buy postage stamps “Russian warship, f**k you…!” in the post offices of Ukrposhta and in the philatelic online store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

May

2022

 

“Russian Warship, DONE!”


 2 stamps (domestic & international rates) [announced at 18:34 Kviv time, 22 April]

 

Issue date: To Be Announced – May 2022
Stamp Design:  Boris Groh & Ukrposhta
Printer:  SE Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed:  2,500,000 stamps of each denomination
Printing format: 2 sheets of 3 stamps plus 3 non-denominated labels each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:&nbsp: F – 40.6 х 26 mm; W – 40.5 х 30 mm
Sheet size:  F – 105 х 105 mm; W – 148 х 86 mm
Denominations:  F (23,00 UAH), W (44,00 UAH)
     F corresponds to the tariff of sending registered letter with weight up to 50 gr within Ukraine
     W corresponds to the tariff of sending non-priority letter by surface mail with weight up to 50 gr abroad
Sheet selvages: “Русскій воєнний корабль, всьо…!”, “14.04.2022”, “Russian warship, done…!”, “Смерть ворогу”, “Death to enemy!”.

 

Igor Smelyansky – Ігор Смілянський Telegram post , 22 April 2022: 

RESPECT!

The first military stamp of Ukraine “Ship” has already become a symbol of the country, and found such a great feedback in the hearts of Ukrainians that many thought that a Russian ship sent 1 million times, which received a message and went where it was sent, not enough dark. The rules of issuing Ukrposhta stamps did not allow to print that exact brand. But we couldn’t help but attend the meeting of millions of people’s wishes.

So today we announce the release of the second stamp of this series – “Russian Warship .. ALL” or “Russian Warship … DONE”. This block also features the first stamp of the series, so everyone who wishes to have this symbol of history to remember will get this opportunity (but not for sending) and a friend – which you can send to your friends in Ukraine and abroad, so it will be too mother Ukrainian and international nominal. The stamp edition will make up 5 million guesses, and the envelope will be 1 million. And, since the mark is still paper, so even the powerful DDoS attacks on the part of Russia, will not hinder its release.

In the coming days, we’ll think about how to account the flaws in launching the first stamp, and without ignoring the safety rules, we’ll give an approximate schedule of launching and selling stamps.

Once again I want to thank everyone for your patience and attention to our graduates! I hope this news will make everyone’s mood a little better, the more before the holidays!

Thank you to our team! Thank you to our coolest zsu and glory to Ukraine!

 

 

TBA

May

2022

 

The Ukrainian Dream


 1 stamp [announced on 25 April 2022]

Issue date: To Be Announced – May 2022
Stamp Design:  Sofia Kravchuk & Ukrposhta
Printer:  SE Integrated Printing Plant Ukraina For Securities
Quantity Printed:  to be determined
Printing format: sheets of 6 stamps
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:  
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  V (12,00 UAH)


Igor Smelyansky – Ігор Смілянський Facebook post , 25 April 2022: 

Of course, during the war, people follow the news from the front, while their thoughts and feelings are there first. But I dream not to stop and sometimes I really want to dream about a peaceful life.
That’s exactly the kind of day we had today. Rather than a day, but a few hours when during the national telemarathon in Gostomel, before the destroyed occupants of the Dream, we introduced our new brand – “Ukrainian Dream”. She was developed before the war, within the framework of the contest “What for me Ukraine? », in which 11-year-old Sofia Kravchuk won with m. Lyubomlʹ Volyn region.
In the contest, 6 134 participants, from which the organizers received 10, 276 works (drawings and photographs). The contest brought participants together from eleven countries, namely: Australia, Israel, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.
Children’s dream of the author of work – Sofia Kravchuk about the happy future of Ukraine is connected with the wing “Dream”. In the picture of Sofia, the world’s largest and most powerful plane AN-225 “Dream”, decorated with pink flowers, flying to the stars.
Had some time with Anton Ptushkin, a little walk around the airport. Antonova and I there found the remains of the Russian screwdriver with the inscription: “Rubitʹ in this place”. Very true article – we will be chopping them up in one place and another. And at the same time to build a new Ukrainian dream, which will definitely have powerful wings!
Anton will definitely do better at sharing what he saw than me, and in the meantime there are some more photos and videos here https://t.me/igorsmelyansky
About the time of release of the stamp and its edition will be informed separately. By the way, if you have an opinion on what should be the edition of the “Ukrainian Dream” brand – write in the comments.

 

 


UKRAINE:

2022 SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS

 

10

January

2022

State Financial Monitoring Service 20th Anniversary


 Kyiv

 

 

12

January

2022

Ukrainian Political Prisoners’ Day


 Kyiv

 

 

15

January

2022

Department of State Protection of Ukraine 20th Anniversary


 Kyiv

 

 

 

19

January

2022

Yaroslav Semenovich Stetsko 110th Birth Anniversary


Ternopil

 

 

 

04-07

February

2022

Regional Exhibition of Olympic and Sports Themes


Uzhhorod

 

 

 

 

 


UKRAINE:

2022 Cacheted Envelopes

 

17

February

2022

First Ukrainian Postage Stamps 30th Anniversary


1 unstamped C6 format envelope

Facebook post by Філателія Харків of the Kharkhiv post office, 26 April 2022:

Good morning!
We are glad that to the “family” of artistic unmarkovanih envelopes of Ukraine add new envelopes. And even more glad that this envelope is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the first postage stamps of modern Ukraine.
In our country, a mischievous neighbor has taken away this holiday and we have not been able to fully celebrate this event on March 1, 2022 And we don’t have to remove the main thing: thirty years Ukraine is an independent and independent state. 30 years of postal stamps is one of the elements of the country’s statehood. 30 years of Ukraine’s postal stamps live one life with the country, reflecting its history and present. Our stamps are included in the prize of European and World Philatelistic competitions. And now we know that behind our stamps “stand” kilometer queues))
Can Russia say such things about its stamps? Nope! Here they are envying us, trying to destroy, break us.
We continue to urge all Ukrainians: write letters, regular paper letters and send them in wonderful envelopes of different themes from Ukrposhta. First of all, this is visually beautiful. Secondly, no email will testify to the historical events, and the letter – stamped, with a calendar stamp – is a document. A real document of the history of our state, which is now written by each of us. The letter is a material testimony of all the events we are experiencing now.
Many of the Ukrainians have now been forced to leave the country. Many of you are in Europe right now. Ask the inhabitants of Europe and they will show you letters from centuries ago stored in their families as a symbol of memory and testimony of history.
Let’s revive the tradition of writing and documenting events through mail. Let’s create a tradition of preserving letters and passing them on to our descendants. We need this to remember the lessons of history well and despite the presence of the Ukrainian people’s infinite love for others, stop forgiving Russia the destruction of our nation.
Art Markovanij Envelope “30 years of the first postage stamps of the new Ukraine”. C6 envelope format. Order T-0665 17.02.2022. Circulation 37 thousand. of the fitters. Design by Vladimir Taran.
Art Markovanij Envelope “30 years of the first postage stamps of the new Ukraine” available in the store “Philatelia” in Kharkiv.
Philatelia store in Kharkiv during the war period is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30 to 14:30. Weekend: Sunday, Monday. Address: Privokzalna Square 2, m. Kharkiv, 61052.
P.S. By the way, the name of the store can also write letters and send postcards. We love this stuff! )

 



SUPPORT for UKRAINE:

TOPICAL STAMPS

 

One can also expect to see different countries issuing stamps in support of Ukraine and against the hostilities with Russia.  An example of these, to be issued by Estonia on 24 March, was announced by Eesti Post’s philatelic bureau, Omniva, on 5 March: 

‎Omniva Issues New Postage Stamp in Support of Ukraine‎

The postage stamp created by Omniva, which supports Ukraine, depicts a message of peace symbolising the unrest against the background of the colours of the Ukrainian flag.‎

‎The postage stamp reads “Слава Україні!” in Ukrainian, which means “Glory to Ukraine!” and in Estonian “Estonia supports Ukraine”. ‎

‎”Active publishers can choose a Ukrainian postage stamp to express their support and spread the message of peace around the world,” said Mart Mägi, Chairman of the Management Board of Omniva. “Postage stamps are symbols that carry an important message and capture modern history,” he said, adding that each buyer is also given the same postcard that can be put on the road with their greetings.‎

‎The design of the postage stamp was created by Omniva in cooperation with the advertising agency Utopia. The nominal value of the postage stamp is 1.90 euros, which is intended for shipment all over the world.‎

Editor: ‎‎Kaspar Viilup‎

 

On 8 March, Latvijas Pasts announced their own imminent issue:

On March 10, 2022, Latvijas Pasts issues a stamp block and a special envelope in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine – 50% of the revenue generated from the sale of the block will go to the charitable foundation’s Ziedot.lv programme in support of Ukraine. The stamp block consists of three stamps and a special explanatory coupon. The block depicts Ukrainian and Latvian state flags, the Ukrainian Independence Monument in Kiev and the Latvian Freedom Monument in Riga, as well as inscriptions in Ukrainian and Latvian We with you! and Praise for Ukraine!

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Latvijas Pasts issues a block of three stamps and a special envelope in support of Ukraine on March 10 in support of Ukraine. The sale price of the stamp block will be nine euros, and 50% of its sales revenue will be donated to the charitable foundation’s Ziedot.lv To the Ukrainian support program.

Philatelic editions dedicated to the support of Ukraine – stamps, coupon and envelope – form a unified patriotic composition depicting symbols of independence of both countries – the Independence Monument in Kiev and the Freedom Monument in Riga, ukrainian and Latvian state flags, as well as inscriptions in Ukrainian and Latvian: You and I! and Praise for Ukraine! The planned print run of the stamp block is 20,000 copies, while the print run of the envelopes is 800 copies.

The face value of each stamp included in the block is 1.44 euros, and it can be used for sending a simple letter weighing up to 20 grams to the countries of groups 2 and 4. The new philatelic editions were designed by artist Ģirts Grīva.

It is expected that initially the stamp block will be purchased at the Latvijas Pasts e-shop and riga’s largest post offices: post office No. 10, Elizabetes Street 41/43, Post Office No. 50 s/c Origo, Stacijas laukums 2, and post office Sakta Brīvības boulevard 32.

As of March 14, the stamp block issued in support of Ukraine will be available at post offices throughout Latvia. However, the most convenient way to purchase stamps is the Latvijas Pasts e-shop, from which delivery is possible by courier to any address most convenient for the customer, as well as to Latvijas Pasts parcel machines or post offices throughout Latvia.

On March 10, the stamp block and the first day cancellation of the special envelope will take place at the post office Sakta Brīvības bulvāris 32, Riga, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The stamp block and envelope issued in support of Ukraine can be viewed here.

Let us support Ukraine together. #StandWithUkraine

In mid-March, PostAG of Austria announced a semi-postal stamp to be released at the end of the month.  There have also been numerous personalized stamps created by private collectors through various postal administration’s official print-your-own-stamp services.  One such example appeared on the Gulfmann Stamps World blog, supposedly “released” on 10 March.  Of course, many labels and other unofficial items have been created by supporters worldwide. 

 

Austria

31

March

2022

 

‎Together for Peace: Helping the People of Ukraine‎


 1 semi-postal stamp  

Issue date: 31 March 2022
Stamp Design:  David Gruber
Printer:  Joh. Enschedé
Quantity Printed:  200,000
Printing format: 
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  €1,00 + €2,00

Order here:  Post Ltd.

 

 

From the press release:

At the end of February 2022 something happened that was hard to imagine in Europe: the outbreak of war on European soil and not far from Austria.

The consequences affect millions of people, directly and indirectly. Those directly affected are often defenseless and helpless and therefore very dependent on human solidarity, on humanitarian aid from those who can provide it quickly and unbureaucratically.

The surcharge stamp of Austrian Post is a solidarity contribution. It should help to provide those affected with what they need – the range and extent of what is necessary is large. That’s why half of the 2 euro surcharge for the stamp, which has a nominal value of 1 euro, goes to two experienced aid organizations: the Austrian “Neighbor in Need”, the international UNICEF. Both are partners in issuing this special stamp.

It is not the first time that Austrian Post has supported humanitarian catastrophes or social projects with surcharge stamps. Examples include the UNICEF stamp “For every child a fair chance” from 2016 or the stamp “70 years of SOS Children’s Villages” from 2019, the award of which benefited the SOS Children’s Villages. With the additional stamp “Help for Ukraine” you can help to help effectively. The stamp is available from the collector’s service, in post offices and philatelic sales points and in the online shop.

 

Central African Republic

20

April

2022

 

‎Peace For Ukraine


 1 stamp in sheet of 8 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet (perforated and imperforate)

NOTE:  These issues from Central African Republic are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

 

Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: sheets of 8 stamps plus 1 label, 1 souvenir sheet; both formats in perforated and imperforate form
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  500 FCFA, 3600 FCFA

Order here:  Stampera

 

 

Central African Republic

20

April

2022

 

‎Pope John Paul II in Ukraine: Thanks To You


 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet (perforated & imperforate)

NOTE:  These issues from Central African Republic are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: sheets of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet; both formats in perforated and imperforate form
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  4 x 1000 FCFA, 3600 FCFA

Order here:  Stampera

Description:  Visit of Pope John Paul II to Ukraine (John Paul II 1920–2005, visit to Ukraine, 2001; Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Background info: Thanks to you, Ukraine, who defended Europe in your tireless and heroic struggle against the invaders. Departure ceremony at Lviv international airport

 

 

 

Central African Republic

20

April

2022

 

‎Ukrainian Firefighters


 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet (perforated & imperforate)

NOTE:  These issues from Central African Republic are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: sheets of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet; both formats in perforated and imperforate form
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  4 x 1000 FCFA, 3600 FCFA
Order here:  Stampera

Description:  Ukrainian firefighters (КamАZ-43118; МАЗ-530905; MAN TGM; ZiL-433371); s/s: Ukrainian firefighters (MAN TGS) Background info: Emblem of the National Emergency Service of Ukraine

 

 

 

Central African Republic

20

April

2022

 

‎Rotary During Crisis In Ukraine


 16 stamps (perforated & imperforate)

NOTE:  These issues from Central African Republic are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

 


Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: sheets of 16 stamps (4 x 4) in perforated and imperforate form
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  16 x 500 FCFA
Order here:  Stampera

Description:  Rotary mobilizes in the face of the crisis in Ukraine (Rotary uses grant to provide transportation services to refugees who have crossed the border; Rotary uses grant to provide accommodation for refugees who have crossed the border; etc.

 

 

Central African Republic

20

April

2022

 

‎Military Equipment in the Russian-Ukrainian War


 5 stamps in sheets of 35 stamps (perforated & imperforate)

NOTE:  These issues from Central African Republic are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

 


Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: sheets of 35 stamps (5 x 7) in perforated and imperforate form
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  5 x 500 FCFA
Order here:  Stampera

Description:  Military equipment in the Russian-Ukrainian war (FGM-148 Javelin; Bayraktar TB2; NLAW / RB-57; Starstreak; OTR-21 Tochka-U) Background info: Glory to Ukraine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Central African Republic

20

April

2022

 

‎Military Ships in the Russian-Ukrainian War


 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet (perforated & imperforate)

NOTE:  These issues from Central African Republic are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

 


 
Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet; both formats in perforated and imperforate form
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  4 x 1000 FCFA; 3600 FCFA
Order here:  Stampera

Description:  Military ships (P170 Skadovsk; Centaur Class; Vassili Bykov; Guided missile cruiser Moskva, sunk on April 14, 2022); s/s: (Gyurza-M Class) Background info: Guided missile cruiser Moskva, sunk on April 14, 2022

 

 

 

Central African Republic

20

April

2022

 

‎Pope Francis Praying for Ukraine


 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet (perforated & imperforate)

NOTE:  These issues from Central African Republic are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

 


 
Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet; both formats in perforated and imperforate form
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  4 x 1000 FCFA; 3600 FCFA
Order here:  Stampera

Description:  Pope Francis praying for Ukraine (Kharkiv school; Mariupol Theater, Johann Georg Pinsel c. 1707–1761 “Our Lady” (detail), 1758) Background info: At the end of the general audience of the March 16, 2022, the Holy Father read a prayer composed in recent day; s/s: Pope Francis praying for Ukraine (Pope Francis) Background info: Glory to Ukraine! Glory to heroes!

 

 

 

Central African Republic

20

April

2022

 

‎Ukrainian Trains


 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet (perforated & imperforate)

NOTE:  These issues from Central African Republic are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

 


Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet; both formats in perforated and imperforate form
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  4 x 1000 FCFA; 3600 FCFA
Order here:  Stampera

Description: Ukrainian trains (UZ DR1A; UZ D1; UZ HRCS2; UZ EKr1); s/s: Ukrainian trains (UZ VL80K) Background info: UZ DS3, UZ 2TE10M

 

 

Central African Republic

20

April

2022

 

‎Lighthouses


 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet (perforated & imperforate)

NOTE:  These issues from Central African Republic are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

 


Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: 1 miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet; both formats in perforated and imperforate form
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  4 x 1000 FCFA; 3600 FCFA
Order here:  Stampera

Description: Lighthouses (Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway; Schleimünde Lighthouse, Germany; Mayak Yaltinskiy Lighthouse, Ukraine; Sekizaki Lighthouse, Japan) Background info: Nojimazaki Lighthouse, Japan; s/s: Lighthouses (Meganom Lighthouse, Ukraine) Background info: Holtenau Lighthouse, Germany

 

 

Croatia

12

April

2022

 

For Peace in Ukraine


 1 stamp

 

Issue date: 12 April 2022

Stamp Design: Alenka Lalić; Photo by Darko Kešnjer
Printer: AKD d.o.o., Zagreb
Quantity Printed:  30,000
Printing format: Panes of eight stamps
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:  42.60 x 35.50 mm
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  Letter code B (8.60 HRK)

Motif: A photo of a yellow rapeseed field and a blue sky as a symbol of the Ukrainian flag The stamp was issued in an 8-stamp sheetlet, and Croatian Post has also issued a First Day Cover (FDC)

Order here: Hrvatska pošta

 

 

 

From the press release:

On 12 April 2022, a new commemorative postage stamp to support Ukraine will be released by the Croatian Postage Stamp in support of war-torn Ukraine. The motif on the postage stamp is a yellow rapeseed field and a blue sky symbolizing the Ukrainian flag. The author of the brand is Alenka Lalić, a designer from Zagreb, and the author of photography on the brand Darko Kešnjer, a photographer from Vukovar. The value of the brand is indicated by the letter B, which corresponds to the amount of postage for a letter weighing up to 50 g in international traffic. The brand is printed in 30,000 copies and in an 8-mark arch. The Croatian Post also issued a commemorative envelope on the first day (FDC).

The article on the occasion of the release of the new commemorative brand was written by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
On 24 February 2022, the armed forces of the Russian Federation began with nothing provoked aggression against Ukraine, which the Republic of Croatia strongly condemned, reiterating support for ukraine’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognised borders, which is also a fundamental determinant in relations and cooperation between the Republic of Croatia and Ukraine. On 25 February 2022, the Croatian Parliament adopted a Declaration on Ukraine (OG 25/22).
The Republic of Croatia expresses its full solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people fighting to defend their country, urging the suspension of the Russian military attack against the Ukrainian population and infrastructure and for peace to be restored. The Republic of Croatia is firmly convinced that a safe, stable, peacetime and prosperous Ukraine is in the vital interest of all citizens of Ukraine, the European Union and the entire European continent, as well as in the general global interest.
It was Ukraine that was among the first countries to recognize the Republic of Croatia as a sovereign and independent state on December 11, 1991. The Republic of Croatia, meanwhile, was among the first countries to recognise Ukraine’s independence on December 5, 1991. Let us also mention that 18 February 2022 has reached the age of 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two friendly countries.
The postage stamp “For peace in Ukraine”, issued in these difficult moments for the Ukrainian people by the Croatian Post Office, was conceived as an additional symbol of the friendship between the Republic of Croatia and Ukraine, as well as strong mutual support for the comprehensive efforts to establish peace in Ukraine, the return of its displaced and refugee citizens, and the normalization of life on Ukrainian territory.

 

Dominica

20

April

2022

 

Ukrainian Towns and Cities


 48 stamps in 4 sheets of 12 each

NOTE:  These stamps from Dominica are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

30% of net sales goes to the foundation supporting Ukraine’s resistance https://www.blue-yellow.lt.


 

 

 

 
Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: 4 sheets of 12 stamps each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  35 x EC $3.00
Order here:  Stampera

Description: Ukraine’s Freedom Supporting Philatelic & Numismatic Charity Collectibles
Слава Україні! / Slava Ukraini! / Glory to Ukraine!
COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA greetings stamps personalized to support Ukraine depicting Ukrainian towns and cities heroic resistance against Russian invasion

 

Estonia

24

March

2022

 

Glory To Ukraine


 1 stamp in sheet of 10 stamps

 

Issue date: 24 March 2022
Stamp Design:  Utopia
Printer:  AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Printed:  50,000
Printing format:  Panes of 10 self-adhesive stamps, perforated 11¼ x 11¼
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:  32.0 x 26.5 mm
Denomination:  €1,90

Order here:  Omniva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the press release:

The war in Ukraine began on 24 February 2022 with the Russian military invasion of Ukraine and their attack against the country’s independence. This is a continuation of the Russian–Ukrainian war that began in 2014.

‘Glory to Ukraine!’ (Slava Ukraini) is the national greeting of Ukraine, known as a symbol of Ukrainian sovereignty and resistance. It has been used as the official greeting of the Ukrainian armed forces since 2018.

The ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ postage stamp is the symbolic statement of the support of Estonia for the Ukrainian state and people in defending their independence. The postage stamp carries a message of peace that is symbolised by a dove of peace. Now, it can be spread by people around the world. With this postage stamp, we can all express our support for ending the war and for the independence of Ukraine.

 

 

Fiji

20

April

2022

 

Ghost of Kyiv


 2 stamps in sheet of 35 (18 and 17 of each)

NOTE:  These stamps from Fiji are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

30% of net sales goes to the foundation supporting Ukraine’s resistance https://www.blue-yellow.lt.


Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: 1 sheet of 35 stamps (18 of one design, 17 of one design)
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  2 x Fiji $1.20
Order here:  Stampera

Description: Ukraine’s Freedom Supporting Philatelic & Numismatic Charity Collectibles
Слава Україні! / Slava Ukraini! / Glory to Ukraine!
FIJI greetings stamps personalized to support Ukraine depicting Ghost of Kyiv

 

 

GHANA

20

April

2022

 

Protectors of Ukraine


 2 stamps in sheet of 20 (10 of each design)

NOTE:  These stamps from Ghana are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

30% of net sales goes to the foundation supporting Ukraine’s resistance https://www.blue-yellow.lt.


Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: 1 sheet of 20 stamps (10 of each design)
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  2 x GHC 5,00
Order here:  Stampera

Description: Ukraine’s Freedom Supporting Philatelic & Numismatic Charity Collectibles
Слава Україні! / Slava Ukraini! / Glory to Ukraine!
GHANA greetings stamps personalized to support Ukraine depicting Protectors of Ukraine

 

 

Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique

20

April

2022

 

The Island of Heroes


 2 stamps in sheet of 35 (18 and 17 of each design)

NOTE:  These stamps from Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

30% of net sales goes to the foundation supporting Ukraine’s resistance https://www.blue-yellow.lt.


Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: 1 sheet of 35 stamps (18 of one design, 17 of one design)
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  2 x East Caribbean $3.00
Order here:  Stampera

Description: Ukraine’s Freedom Supporting Philatelic & Numismatic Charity Collectibles
Слава Україні! / Slava Ukraini! / Glory to Ukraine!
GRENADA, CARRIACOU & PETITE MARTINIQUE greetings stamps personalized to support Ukraine depicting the Island of Heroes

 

 

GUYANA

20

April

2022

 

Armed Forces of Ukraine


 5 stamps in sheet of 35 (7 of each design)

NOTE:  These stamps from Guyana are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

30% of net sales goes to the foundation supporting Ukraine’s resistance https://www.blue-yellow.lt.


Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: 1 sheet of 35 stamps (7 of each design)
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  5 x Guyana $80
Order here:  Stampera

Description: Ukraine’s Freedom Supporting Philatelic & Numismatic Charity Collectibles
Слава Україні! / Slava Ukraini! / Glory to Ukraine!
GUYANA greetings stamps GUYANA greetings stamps personalised to support Ukraine depicting armed forces of Ukraine

 

 

GUYANA

20

April

2022

 

Ukraine Against Russian Invasion


 6 stamps in two miniature sheets of 12 stamps each (2 of each design on each sheet)

NOTE:  These stamps from Guyana are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

30% of net sales goes to the foundation supporting Ukraine’s resistance https://www.blue-yellow.lt.


Issue date: 20 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Stampera
Printer:  Stampera
Quantity Printed: 
Printing format: 2 sheets of 12 stamps each (2 of each design on each sheet)
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  6 x Guyana $160.00
Order here:  Stampera

Description: Ukraine’s Freedom Supporting Philatelic & Numismatic Charity Collectibles
Слава Україні! / Slava Ukraini! / Glory to Ukraine!
GUYANA greetings stamps Michel No. 8064 personalised to support Ukraine depicting President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Snake Island, ammunition and aerial vehicles, as well as air defence system. It comes in limited edition A4 miniature sheet and limited edition A4 miniature sheet wrapped on cardboard

 

 

Latvia

10

March

2022

 

Stand With Ukraine


 1 stamp in sheet of 3 stamps + 1 label

 

Issue date: 10 March 2022
Stamp Design:  Ģirts Grīva
Printer:  SIA “Baltijas Banknote”
Quantity Printed:  20,000 sheets (60,000 stamps)
Printing format:  1 miniature sheet of 3 stamps and 1 label
Printing process: Offset lithography
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  €1,44

Order here: Latvijas Pasts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liecthtenstein

04

April

2022

 

Children Helping Children


1 official personalized semi-postal stamp by diMarke.li [for full article, click here]

 

Issue date: 04 April 2022
Stamp Design:  
Printer:  dieMarke.li
Quantity Printed:  
Printing format:  panes of 20 stamps
Printing process: Offset lithography
Sheet size:  
Denomination: CHF 1.60 (1.10 Fr. + 0.50 Fr. donation to the UNICEF Children’s Fund)

Order here: Philatelie Liechtenstein

 

 

From the website:

Philately Liechtenstein supports the children’s charity UNICEF

The invasion of neighbouring Ukraine by Russian troops has caused worldwide consternation and bewilderment. The beginning of the war was a reason for many Ukrainians to leave their homeland with their families and seek protection abroad. In many European countries, their arrival has triggered a wave of solidarity and helpfulness that has never been seen before in Europe.

Philately Liechtenstein has decided to support the international children’s charity UNICEF and its aid projects for children from Ukraine with a charity campaign and to set an example for peace together.

Help us!
Stamps:
For every stamp sold, we donate 50 centimes to UNICEF.

Postcards:
A postcard set with 5 different motifs self-painted pictures of children from Ukraine for the price of CHF 7.50 Of each postcard set sold, CHF 2.50 goes to UNICEF. With the motifs of the postcards, the children want to carry their personal messages for peace into the world.

Help us and send your messages out into the world! Each postcard contains on the back the child’s first name, the age and the self-chosen title of the picture.

LITHUANIA

06

May

2022

 

Defenders of Ukrainian Freedom


 1 stamp

Issue date: 06 May 2022
Stamp Design:  
Printer:  
Quantity Printed:  
Printing format:  
Printing process: Offset lithography
Sheet size:  
Denomination:  

Order here:  Lietuvos paštas

From the press release announcing the design contest:

We invite you to create a postage stamp for the defenders of Ukrainian freedom
2022-03-21

Lithuania Post connects to other post offices of the world and invites to express its support for Ukraine in a unique form that is familiar all over the world – to create a postage stamp for the defenders of Ukrainian freedom. The company announces a competition and invites everyone who wants to submit their ideas for postage stamp illustration. Ideas are expected by March 31. One of the selected works will decorate a special postage stamp planned to be issued in May. When purchasing this postage stamp, part of the funds will be allocated to the public institution “Blue and Yellow”.

“A postage stamp is not just a way to pay for a letter or postcard trip. Postage stamps represent the country and its people, reflect the most important events and achievements of the country, the country’s values and culture. What the Ukrainian people are going through at the moment – today’s heroes, who bravely defend their freedom every day, touched the hearts of many Lithuanians and united us immensely. The postage stamp for the defenders of Ukraine’s freedom will not only be a unique form of their support, but also a reminder that freedom is extremely precious to Lithuania, we not only support the Ukrainian people, but also understand what it means to defend the country’s independence,” says Asta Sungailienė, Director General of The Post of Lithuania.

The competition announced by The Post of Lithuania invites everyone who wants to participate. The works of the creators are expected by March 31.m. Works can be submitted in e-format.

A postage stamp is an official international means of payment for sending services, so it is very important that the ideas submitted by the tenderers meet the requirements for the postage stamp. Official competition rules and other important information can be found here.

The final winner of the competition will be chosen by the Postage Stamp Publishing Commission, which is responsible for selecting all projects of postage stamps issued in Lithuania. The postage stamp is scheduled to be issued on May 6.m.

 

Moldova

19

April

2022

 

Moldova for Peace


1 stamp in sheet of 10 stamps

Issue date: 19 April 2022
Stamp Design:  Association of Creative Companies in Moldova (COR)
Printer:  
Quantity Printed:  250.000 stamps
Printing format:  sheets of 10 stamps (2×5)
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:  46,00 x 27,50 mm
Denomination:  1,75 L

Order here: Posta Moldovei

 

 

 

 

 

From the press release:

Moldova Post Office launches the postal brand “MOLDOVA FOR PEACE”!! 

Peace means love and care for people, safety and protection for each of us. Thousands of Moldovans united for Ukraine, supported the refugees and gave them all the support and help they needed.

In a sign of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, Moldova Post Office launched today, April 19, 2022, the postal brand “MOLDOVA FOR PEACE” with the aim of promoting peace in the world and in our homes through each letter sent.

The brand is accompanied by a stamp on the first day and is printed in 250 thousand copies. This will be available at all post offices.

Also, 5 thousand brands were offered free of charge to the refugees and volunteers from Moldexpo and other foster centers. They will be able to send letters of support and encouragement to relatives, friends and loved ones who have remained in Ukraine.

“Moldova Post supports and stands with the people, it thanks all the volunteers for the involvement and humanity they show. Once again we have convinced ourselves that humanity has no borders, and that we are a people who are in need,” said Roman Cojuhari , Administrator of the I. S. Post of Moldova.

At the same time, we are grateful to the Association of Creative Companies in Moldova (COR) for the help given in the process of drafting the series of postal stamps “MOLDOVA FOR PEACE”.

Let’s have thoughts of peace and be with one another, let’s stand in solidarity and cherish freedom.

🕊Peace is a priority!

 

Poland

25

March

2022

 

Solidarity With Ukraine: We Are With You!


 1 stamp

 

Issue date: 25 March 2022
Stamp Design: Paweł Myszka
Printer:  Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych
Quantity Printed:  3,000,000 stamps
Printing format:  sheets of 100 stamps
Printing process: Offset lithography on fluorescent paper
Stamp size:  31.25 x 25.5 mm
Denomination:  PRIORITY S

Order here: Poczta Polksa

 

 

Sierra Leone

25

March

2022

 

Peace For Ukraine


 1 design in a miniature sheet of 8; 1 souvenir sheet; available both perforated and imperforate

NOTE:  These stamps from Sierra Leone are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

 

Issue date: 25 March 2022
Stamp Design: Stampera
Printer:  Stampera, Vilnius, Lithuania
Quantity Printed:  
Printing format:  miniature sheets of 8 stamps of the same design plus one label; souvenir sheets of 1 stamp
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:  
Denomination: SLL 12,500; SLL 72,000

Order here: Stampera

 

 

 

 

Sierra Leone

25

March

2022

 

Death of Pilot Col. Olaksandr Oksanchenko


 miniature sheet of 4 stamps; 2 souvenir sheets; all available both perforated and imperforate

NOTE:  These stamps from Sierra Leone are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

 

 

 

 

 

Issue date: 25 March 2022
Stamp Design: Stampera
Printer:  Stampera, Vilnius, Lithuania
Quantity Printed:  
Printing format:  miniature sheet of 4 stamps; 2 souvenir sheets of 1 stamp each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:  
Denomination:  4x  SLL 20,000; 2x SLL 50,000

Order here: Stampera

Sierra Leone

25

March

2022

 

Donations to Ukraine


 miniature sheet of 4 stamps; 2 souvenir sheets; all available both perforated and imperforate

NOTE:  These stamps from Sierra Leone are produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue date: 25 March 2022
Stamp Design: Stampera
Printer:  Stampera, Vilnius, Lithuania
Quantity Printed:  
Printing format:  miniature sheet of 4 stamps; 2 souvenir sheets of 1 stamp each
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size:  
Denomination:  4x  SLL 20,000; 2x SLL 50,000

Order here: Stampera


SUPPORT for UKRAINE:

Postmarks & Cancellations

 

Croatia

05

March

2022

 

Stop the War in Ukraine


 Zagreb

 

 

 

Great Britain

07-31

March

2022

 

Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal


 various Royal Mail Sorting Centres

 

From Royal Mail Facebook post, 9 March 2022:

We’re supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal with a special postmark and dedicated PO Box.

DEC member charities are on the ground in Ukraine and bordering countries, bringing vital lifesaving aid to those in need.

Donations can be made over the counter at any high street bank or Post Office, or by sending a cheque in the post to:

DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
PO Box 999
London
EC3A 3AA

 

 

Ireland

07-31

March

2022

 

Ukrainian Crisis Appeal


 various An Post post offices

 

 

 

 

 


SUPPORT for UKRAINE:

Official Postcards

 

Estonia

24

March

2022

 

Glory to Ukraine


 1 postcard, included free with orders for Estonia’s “Glory to Ukraine” items

Issue date: 24 March 2022
Printed by:  Omniva
Postcard included free with orders of “Glory to Ukraine” stamps, FDC’s, and info card

 

Liechtenstein

04

April

2022

 

Children Helping Children


 Philatelie Liechtenstein / dieMarke.li – 5 postcards [for full article, click here]

Länder sind wie Nachbarn (Countries Are Like Neighbors) by Nastia, 14 years old

 

 

 

Der Held bringt das Friedenslicht (The Hero Brings the Light of Peace) by Alexander, 12 years old

 

 

 

Das Universum legt seine schützenden Hände über uns. (The universe puts its protective hands over us.) by Denys, 11 years old

 

 

 

Menschen flüchten vor dem Krieg.  (People flee the war.) by Margaret, 9 years old.

 

 

 

Krieg und Frieden in der Heimat (War and Peace at Home) by Veronika, 8 years old.

 

 

 

Issue date: 04 April 2022
Design: various (stated with each card above)
Price:  Set of 5 postcards – 7.50 Fr. (of which 2.50 Fr. is donated to UNICEF for children from Ukraine)
Order from:  Philatelie Liechtenstein

Poland

23

March

2022

 

Solidarity With Ukraine


 Poczta Polska: Białystok

 

Issue date: 23 March 2022
Design: Barbara Strzymińska-Zdaniewicz
Post Office: UP Białystok 1
Quantity Printed:  200 postcards

Poland

24

March

2022

 

Solidarity With Ukraine


 Poczta Polska: Bydgoszcz

 

Issue date: 24 March 2022
Design: Waldemar Kawiński
Post Office: UP Bydgoszcz 1
Quantity Printed:  200 postcards

Poland

29

March

2022

 

Solidarity With Ukraine


 Poczta Polska: Lublin

 

Issue date: 29 March 2022
Design: Ryszard Paluch
Post Office: UP Lublin 1, Kielce 1
Quantity Printed:  200 postcards

Poland

30

March

2022

 

Solidarity With Ukraine


 Poczta Polska: Wrocław

 

Issue date: 30 March 2022
Design: Adam Szuler
Post Office: UP Wrocław 1, Wrocław 68
Quantity Printed:  200 postcards

SIERRA lEONE

25

March

2022

 

Peace for Ukraine


 1 stamped postal card

NOTE:  This postal card from Sierra Leone was produced by an agency called Stampera, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  For a variety of reasons, most collectors avoid such agency releases and most worldwide stamp catalogues will not list them.  They are included here for the sake of completeness and should you like the designs and want to add them to your collections, by all mean do so.  In philately, everyone should make their own choices on what they want to collect and what they want to avoid.

30% of net sales goes to the foundation supporting Ukraine’s resistance https://www.blue-yellow.lt.

 
 
Issue date: 25 March 2022
Design: Stampera
Denomination:  SLL 12,500
Order here: Stampera

 

 


SUPPORT for UKRAINE:

Private Posts

 

GERMANY

25

March

2022

 

Together For Peace


 2 private post stamps

 

Issue date: 25 March 2022
Denomination:  2 x €0,80
Format:  Sheet of 10 stamps (2 designs)
Quantity Printed:  20,000 stamps

Order from:  LVZ Post

 

 

 

Article in D-B-Z by Harald Kuhl, 24 March 2022:

Stamps for Peace
Posted on March 24, 2022 by Harald Kuhl
Under the motto “Together for Peace”, the Leipzig LVZ Post will issue two special stamps with a nominal value of 80 cents on 25 March 2022. They show the white dove of peace and the earth, carried together by hands from all over the world. The stamps appear five pieces per motif on a ten-stamp sheet in an edition of 20,000 pieces.

Fundraising campaign for Ukraine
LVZ Post will hand over 10 cents per stamp from the sales proceeds to a fundraising campaign initiated by the City of Leipzig, among others. The donation of 2000 euros will benefit Ukrainians seeking protection in Leipzig as well as humanitarian projects in Ukraine. The special stamps are available in the LVZ-Post-Webshop under https://shop.lvz-post.de as well as in service points of the private Leipzig postal company. Brand spending in favor of Ukraine already exists from Latvia and Austria.

 

Cover mailed on 11 March 2022 from Zaporizhzhia (Запоріжжя) in south-eastern Ukraine, situated on the banks of the Dnieper. Russian forces have been engaged in ongoing attacks on the city. On 27 February, some fighting was reported in the southern outskirts of Zaporizhzhia. Russian forces began shelling the city of 722,700 people later that evening.  At 11:28pm local time on 3 March, a column of 10 Russian armored vehicles and two tanks approached the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant — the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and among the 10 largest in the world. Action commenced at 12:48am on 4 March when Ukrainian forces fired anti-tank missiles and Russian forces responded with a variety of weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades.

During approximately two hours of heavy fighting, a fire broke out in a training facility outside of the main complex causing concern about a potential nuclear meltdown. The fire was extinguished by 6:20am although other sections surrounding the plant sustained damage. It did not impact reactor safety or any essential equipment. The plant lost 1.3 GW of capacity which then was compensated by additional 9 power units in the thermal power station nearby. Both plants were reported to have been captured by Russian forces on 4 March.

 

Russian forces also entered the city of Enerhodar (population 52,800) and took control of it. The mayor of Enerhodar, Dmytro Orlov, stated that the city lost its heating supply as a result of the battle.  Oleksandr Starukh, the governor of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, stated on 5 March that Russian forces had left the city after looting it and the situation in the city was completely under control of local authorities. However, Orlov denied the report and stated that Russian forces still occupied the perimeter of the city and the power plant, with local authorities still managing the city. The Ukrainian military administration for the southeast confirmed on 7 March that Enerhodar was under control of Russian forces.

On 6 March, the IAEA released a statement saying that Russian forces were interfering in the operations of the nuclear power plant, stating that “any action of plant management — including measures related to the technical operation of the six reactor units — requires prior approval by the Russian commander,” and further stating that “Russian forces at the site have switched off some mobile networks and the internet so that reliable information from the site cannot be obtained through the normal channels of communication”. On 9 March, Herman Galushchenko, Energy Minister of Ukraine, claimed that Russian forces were holding the workers at the power plant hostage and had forced several to make propaganda videos.

The Ukrayinska Pravda reported on 12 March that the plant’s management was told by Russian authorities that the plant now belonged to Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear power company.

 

Last updated: 27 April 2022

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