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Situation in Ukraine


On September 29, the Federal Council of Switzerland approved a 100 million Swiss franc package to demine civilian and agricultural areas in Ukraine and aid the country’s recovery. – Press release of the Swiss government


On September 29, the UK government imposed an asset freeze and travel bans on Russian officials involved in recent sham elections in the temporarily occupied Ukrainian regions of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Crimea. – Official website of the British government


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 504 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 1,125 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 1,217 Ukrainian children were reported missing, and 19,546 were deported. At the same time, 18,291 Ukrainian children were found, and 386 returned home. – Press service of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


Russian aggressors shelled the Donetsk region on September 28. 3 people were killed. 6 citizens were injured. – Ihor Moroz, Acting head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 29 September 2023 (approximation): 277660 troops; 4687 tanks; 8972 armored vehicles; 6409 artillery systems; 794 MLRS; 536 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 315 aircraft; 316 helicopters; 8836 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 20 military boats; 1 submarine; 4991 tactical UAVs; 930 special military equipment; 1529 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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Actual numbers might be considerably higher, as information from many locations with intense hostilities is not yet available or confirmed.


Mykhailo Bakaliuk, 41, a Ukrainian amputee soldier injured during the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Zaporizhzhia region, uses a machine to learn how to walk with a prosthetic leg. Lviv, September 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP News Agency

Bohdan, a Ukrainian soldier from the 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade “Edelveis,” keeps practicing playing his musical instrument, a trembita, when he has free time.

By Kostiantyn Liberov & Vlada Liberova

A road sign damaged by cluster munition due to a Russian shelling on the outskirts of Kharkiv.

By Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

A Ukrainian serviceman stands in position near the border with Belarus in the Zhytomyr region. September 2023.

By Gleb Garanich / Reuters

A Ukrainian soldier is preparing to release a drone that will fly over temporarily occupied territories in search of Russian heavy weapons and air defense installations. September 2023.

By Lynsey Addario

At night on September 25, 2023, Russian forces targeted the port infrastructure in Odesa with drones and missiles. Due to another enemy attack, a well-known city location — a seaport building with a nearby hotel, as well as a grain warehouse, suffered destruction.

By Andrii Stavnitser / Facebook

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