The comprehensive study of the Starobilsk and Henichesk amalgamated territorial communities (ATC) was aimed at finding out the communities’ levels of social resilience and cohesion. Thus, it was focused on identifying points of tension and (potential) conflict issues and attitudes present in these ATCs and among their residents. Methodologically, the study was based on a qualitative approach. In particular, obtaining information during focus group discussions with community residents and interviews with representatives of certain groups – community activists, internally displaced persons, local government officials, employees of educational or medical institutions, entrepreneurs, veterans etc. The research tools (i. e., guides for semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions) were designed based in the indicators mentioned in the Guidelines.