Vysokopillia or Vysokopillya (Ukrainian: Високопілля, pronounced [wɪsokoˈp⁽ʲ⁾ilʲːɐ]; Russian: Высокополье) is an urban-type settlement in Beryslav Raion, Kherson Oblast, southern Ukraine. It hosts the administration of Vysokopillia settlement hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine.[1] Vysokopillia is located between the valleys of the Dnieper and Inhulets rivers, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) east of the Inhulets. It has a population of 3,801 (2022 est.)[2]

Urban-type settlement
Flag of Vysokopillia
Coat of arms of Vysokopillia
Vysokopillia is located in Kherson Oblast
Vysokopillia is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 47°29′39″N 33°31′58″E / 47.49417°N 33.53278°E / 47.49417; 33.53278Coordinates: 47°29′39″N 33°31′58″E / 47.49417°N 33.53278°E / 47.49417; 33.53278
OblastKherson Oblast
RaionBeryslav Raion
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Vysokopillia became the administrational center of Kherson Oblast, while trying to take control of Kherson city.[citation needed]

Administrative statusEdit

Until 18 July 2020, Vysokopillia was the administrative centre of Vysokopillia Raion. The raion was abolished in July 2020 as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, which reduced the number of raions of Kherson Oblast to five. The area of Vysokopillia Raion was merged into Beryslav Raion.[3][4]


On March[5] the area was occupied by Russia. According to a tweet by Visegrad24[unreliable source?], Ukrainian military forces recaptured Vysokopillia on 4 September and hoisted the Ukrainian flag near Vysokopillia's hospital as part the 2022 Ukrainian southern counteroffensive.[6]



Vysokopillia is on a paved road which connects Novovorontsovka and Beryslav, where it has access to Kherson.

Vysokopillia railway station is on the railway line connecting Apostolove and Snihurivka (with further connection to Kherson and Mykolaiv).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Высокопольская громада" (in Russian). Портал об'єднаних громад України.
  2. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2022 [Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2022] (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
  3. ^ "Про утворення та ліквідацію районів. Постанова Верховної Ради України № 807-ІХ". Голос України (in Ukrainian). 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  4. ^ "Нові райони: карти + склад" (in Ukrainian). Міністерство розвитку громад та територій України.
  5. ^ Families flee Russian occupation in southern Ukraine: ‘I thought I would never see my daughter again’, Kyiv Independent, 11 July 2022.
  6. ^ Santora, Marc; Nechepurenko, Ivan (5 September 2022). "Zelensky says two towns in the south have been liberated". New York Times. Retrieved 5 September 2022.