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783rd day
of Ukraine's heroic resistance against full-scale Russian aggression

Situation in Ukraine

16.04.2024
15:50

More than 37,000 Ukrainian citizens are currently considered missing under extraordinary circumstances. Among them are civilian children and adults, as well as Ukrainian soldiers who were reported missing during hostilities. – Dmytro Lubinets, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

14:16

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, approximately 300 Ukrainian citizens have been killed and 667 more have been injured by enemy explosive items. – Ruslan Berehulia, Head of the Department of Environmental Safety and Anti-mine Action, Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

11:23

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Poltava, Cherkasy, Khmelnytskyi, Kirovohrad, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. At least three citizens were killed, and nine more were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

08:45

At night on April 16, Ukrainian defenders shot down 9 out of 9 Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack the Kherson, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk, Cherkasy, and Khmelnytskyi regions. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

07:30

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 16 April 2024 (approximation): 455340 troops; 7189 tanks; 13809 armored vehicles; 11609 artillery systems; 1046 MLRS; 759 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 347 aircraft; 325 helicopters; 15563 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 26 military boats; 1 submarine; 9277 tactical UAVs; 1908 special military equipment; 2092 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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Stories of people with disabilities whose lives were taken by war

“I used to take my mother in her wheelchair to our blossoming waterfront. She would chat with acquaintances, observe people, and watch the sunset. And she would always say, ‘How beautiful our Hola Prystan is!” recalls the daughter of Larysa, who was killed by the flood after Kakhovka HPP destruction.

Russia'swarcrimes

Status update as of 12/04
19,875
UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU)
injured civilians
10,582
UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU)
killed
129,842
Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine
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.

UkraineWarinPictures

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.

On Independence Square in Kyiv, a peaceful demonstration was held by the families of Ukrainian defenders who were reported missing during hostilities. Currently, more than 37,000 Ukrainian citizens are considered missing under extraordinary circumstances, including Ukrainian soldiers.

By Andrii Yakymenko / Instagram

A rehabilitation center for Ukrainian soldiers who have partially or entirely lost their sight due to combat injuries in the Lviv region. Here, Ukrainian defenders learn to navigate in space, move on their own, cook food, work with a computer and mobile, and learn Braille.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

A rehabilitation center for Ukrainian soldiers who have partially or entirely lost their sight due to combat injuries in the Lviv region. Here, Ukrainian defenders learn to navigate in space, move on their own, cook food, work with a computer and mobile, and learn Braille.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

A Ukrainian soldier, Bohdan, call-sign “Khimik” from the 5th Assault Brigade of the AFU, cooks as his fellow soldier Serhii, call-sign “Moped,” plays with a cat after their return from a 4-day frontline rotation near Chasiv Yar, the Donetsk region. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

People walk past a residential building that was heavily damaged during a Russian shelling in the town of Mykolaivka, the Donetsk region. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

«Camouflage Art»: an exhibition of the “paintings” created with nets by a volunteer organization in one of the museums in Zaporizhzhia. April 6, 2024.

By Elena Tita

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