Russia invaded Ukraine

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283rd day
of Ukraine's heroic resistance against full-scale Russian aggression

Situation in Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Sumy, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Zaporizhzhia, the Kharkiv, the Kherson, the Mykolaiv, the Donetsk, the Luhansk, and the Chernihiv regions. 4 people were killed. 17 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


In Poland, the Consulate General of Ukraine in Krakow received a letter with threats twice, as well as the Ukrainian Embassy in Warsaw once. The relevant Polish services have opened proceedings and are collecting evidence of criminal acts. – Vasyl Zvarych, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland


As of December 2, the Australian government has provided Ukraine with $655 million in defense, economic and humanitarian support. – Richard Sadleir, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations


As of December 2, Russian aggressors have forcibly deported more than 11,500 Ukrainian citizens to the Russian Federation [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Kateryna Pavlichenko, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine


Ukrainian diplomatic institutions keep receiving packages with threats. Ukrainian embassies in Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Italy, the Consulates General of Ukraine in Naples and Krakow, and the consulate in Brno have received bloody packages. The packages contained animal eyes. By order of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, all Ukrainian embassies and consulates have been placed under heightened security measures. – Oleh Nikolenko, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine


Russian occupiers launched missile strikes on the Kherson region on December 1. 3 citizens were killed. 7 people were injured. Local residential buildings were damaged. – Yaroslav Yanushevych, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 02 December (approximation): 90090 troops; 2916 tanks; 5883 armored vehicles; 1905 artillery systems; 395 MLRS; 210 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 280 aircraft; 262 helicopters; 4464 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1564 tactical UAVs; 163 special military equipment; 531 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Bakhmut and Lyman directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on December 1. 6 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

War news


Status update as of 28/11
injured civilians
number of war crimes
Don’t look away
Actual numbers might be considerably higher, as information from many locations with intense hostilities is not yet available or confirmed.


The price of freedom. Bakhmut, the Donetsk region. November 2022.

By Serhii Nuzhnenko

Serhii watched with pursed lips as the bodies of his father and grandmother were pulled out from a grave near their home in the Kherson region. Russian murderers shot them in their heads.

By Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

A wounded man and his wife after a Russian strike in Kherson.

By Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Trenches near Bakhmut. In the cold and mud, Ukrainian soldiers fight the Russian invaders back.

By Victor Borinets

Serhii was only 2 days old, when his life was cynically taken by a Russian missile. It crashed into the hospital’s maternity ward in Vilniansk, the Zaporizhzhia region. November 2022.

By Heidi Levine for The Washington Post

Serhii was only 2 days old, when his life was cynically taken by a Russian missile. It crashed into the hospital’s maternity ward in Vilniansk, the Zaporizhzhia region. November 2022.

By Heidi Levine for The Washington Post

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