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879th day
of Ukraine's heroic resistance against full-scale Russian aggression

Situation in Ukraine


On July 19, Russian troops attacked the city centre of Mykolaiv, hitting the children’s playground near the multi-story building with a missile. At least three people, including a child, were killed. Five more victims were injured. – Ihor Klymenko, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine


Ukraine has already evacuated about 5,000 workers from the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). – Herman Halushchenko, Minister of Energy of Ukraine


Ukraine and the United Kingdom have signed a framework agreement for a £2 billion loan to finance Ukraine’s defence needs. – Ministry of Defence of Ukraine


The UK government imposed sanctions against 11 Russian vessels. In particular, ships such as Zaliv Amurskiy, SCF Amur, and others came under restrictions. These vessels fly under the flags of Gabon, Panama, and the Cook Islands and transport oil and oil products from Russia to third countries. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine


Ukraine has returned home 12 Ukrainian children from the temporarily occupied by Russia territories of the Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions. – Dmytro Lubinets, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


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


Over the past day, Ukrainian defenders shot down seven Russian reconnaissance UAVs in the south and east of Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 19 July 2024 (approximation): 564620 troops; 8250 tanks; 15902 armored vehicles; 15520 artillery systems; 1120 MLRS; 894 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 361 aircraft; 326 helicopters; 20909 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 28 military boats; 1 submarine; 12316 tactical UAVs; 2593 special military equipment; 2401 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Stories of Football Fans Who Died Defending Ukraine

“My husband was a decent and honest man, a wonderful family person, and a loving father. Despite having no military experience, he didn’t hesitate to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He knew what he was fighting for. He was a loyal son of his homeland,” said Olha, the wife of killed Ukrainian defender Yevhen.


Status update as of 11/07
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.

Ukraine has returned home 95 Ukrainian servicemen as a result of the exchange of POWs with Russia on July 17, 2024.

Photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine

Ukraine has returned home 95 Ukrainian servicemen as a result of the exchange of POWs with Russia on July 17, 2024.

Photo: Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War

There are at least 16 injured in the Okhmatdyt hospital. Seven of them are children. Two hospital staff members were killed. July 8, 2024.

Photo: Ihor Klymenko, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Russian forces launched a massive missile strike on Kyiv. Civilians help to clear the rubble of the Ohmatdyt children’s hospital. July 8, 2024.

Photo: Bohdan Kutiepov / Ukrainska Pravda

Patients of the Ohmatdyt children’s hospital in Kyiv, which was hit by an enemy missile, are evacuated to municipal hospitals in the city. July 8, 2024. 

Photo: Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov

Ohmatdyt. A direct hit by a Russian missile on the largest children’s hospital in Ukraine. Civilians are helping to clear the debris as people may still be under the rubble. July 8, 2024.

Photo: Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov

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