Russia invaded Ukraine

214th day
of Ukraine's heroic resistance against full-scale Russian aggression
8-year-long Russian occupation of Crimea and parts of Donbas

Situation in Ukraine


The Armed Forces of Ukraine made 19 strikes against Russian positions. 14 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the enemy and 5 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems were hit. In addition, 4 aircraft (Su-25, two Su-30 and one Su-34), 5 unmanned aerial vehicles and a cruise missile of the occupiers were destroyed. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Almost all 215 Ukrainian soldiers released from Russian captivity have an extreme degree of anorexia. They are exhausted, contused, have a lot of hidden fractures and exacerbations of chronic diseases of various degrees. – Olena Tolkachova, Head of the Azov Regiment Patronage Service


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 391 Ukrainian children have died, 773 children have been injured. – Prosecutor General’s Office


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kharkiv, the Sumy, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Zaporizhzhia, the Donetsk, the Luhansk, the Mykolaiv, the Odesa and the Kherson regions. 5 people were killed. 22 civilians were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 24 September (approximation): 56300 troops; 2262 tanks; 4807 armored vehicles; 1361 artillery systems; 327 MLRS; 170 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 255 aircraft; 220 helicopters; 3681 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 15 military boats; 956 tactical UAVs; 126 special military equipment; 240 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Over the past 24 hours, Russians have launched 5 missile and 14 airstrikes, carried out more than 60 rounds of anti-aircraft fire at military and civilian targets on the territory of Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Armed Forces of Ukraine made 20 strikes against the Russian troops. Mi-8 helicopter was destroyed in the Mykolaiv region, and a Su-25 attack aircraft was shot down in the Kherson region. Rocket and artillery units carried out about 290 firing missions, hit a pontoon crossing in Nova Kakhovka and 2 clusters of Russian weapons. – Operational Command “South”.


A Russian rocket hit a residential building in Zaporizhzhia. One person died, 9 people were injured. – Anatolii Kurtiev, Acting Mayor of Zaporizhzhia

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Defender of Mariupol is back from Russian captivity after 4 months. September 21, 2022.

Photo from the Press Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Azovstal defenders released
215 Ukrainian defenders were released, including part of the soldiers from Azovstal. For the last four months they were in Russian captivity. September 21, 2022

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Mykhailo Dianov, senior sergeant of the 36th brigade, in Azovstal. Dianov was among those, released from Russian captivity on September 21, 2022.

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