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Situation in Ukraine


On February 23, Ukrainian forces shot down a Russian A-50 long-range radar detection aircraft. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The USA has announced more than 500 new sanctions against Russia for its ongoing military aggression against Ukraine. Imposed sanctions will target Russia’s financial sector, defense industrial base, and procurement networks. In addition, new export restrictions were introduced against nearly 100 entities for providing support for Russia’s military sector. – Official website of the White House


The EU has adopted the 13th package of individual and economic sanctions against Russia for its military aggression against Ukraine. In particular, new restrictive measures are imposed on an additional 106 individuals and 88 entities. In addition, the new sanctions list includes further import-export controls and restrictions. – Official website of the European Council


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least 5 citizens were killed, and 29 more were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 528 Ukrainian children have been killed, 1,230 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Over the past day, about 101 combat clashes took place on the frontline. At the same time, Ukrainian missile troops hit a Russian logistics hub, two enemy air defense systems, and a Russian UAV ground control station. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out strikes on six locations with Russian troops and on three enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on February 23, Ukrainian defenders shot down 23 out of 31 Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. In addition, Russian forces targeted the Ukrainian territories with three anti-aircraft-guided missiles S-300, anti-radar missile Kh-31P, and two cruise missiles Kh-22. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 23 February 2024 (approximation): 408240 troops; 6526 tanks; 12410 armored vehicles; 9916 artillery systems; 999 MLRS; 682 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 339 aircraft; 325 helicopters; 12960 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 25 military boats; 1 submarine; 7628 tactical UAVs; 1575 special military equipment; 1903 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine



Status update as of 23/02
UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU)
injured civilians
UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU)
Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine
number of war crimes
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Actual numbers might be considerably higher, as information from many locations with intense hostilities is not yet available or confirmed.


This is an archive of wartime photos from Ukraine since February 2022. For a selection of photos available for free, non-commercial use, visit our Collection of War Photos.

Ukrainian soldiers prepare a UAV for a launch to attack the positions of Russian forces at night.

Photo from the 36 Separate Marine Brigade named after Rear Admiral Mykhailo Bilynskyi

A crater from an enemy missile in the Buchanskyi district of the Kyiv region. Due to the massive Russian attack on February 15, 2024, about four dozen houses were damaged in the area. Fortunately, there are no casualties.

By Thomas Peter / Reuters

A man rides past a residential multi-story building damaged by a Russian missile strike. Lviv, February 15, 2024.

By Anastasiia Smolienko / Ukrinform

“Valentynka” (greeting card on St. Valentine’s Day) in the middle of broken glass on the floor of a school damaged by a Russian missile strike. Lviv, February 15, 2024.

By Anastasiia Smolienko / Ukrinform

On February 14, 2024, Russia launched a missile strike at the maternity ward and a five-story residential building in Selydove, the Donetsk region. Due to an attack, 3 people were killed, including a child and a pregnant woman, and another 12 were injured.

Photo from the National Police of Ukraine

A Ukrainian deputy commander, call sign “Chicken”, of the Separate Assault Battalion “Aidar” at the positions in the East of Ukraine while shooting a D30 howitzer. February 2024.

By Wojciech Grzedzinski

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