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871st day
of Ukraine's heroic resistance against full-scale Russian aggression

Situation in Ukraine


The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution on the security of Ukraine’s nuclear facilities, including the Zaporizhzhia NPP (ZNPP). In particular, the resolution calls for demilitarization and de-occupation of the ZNPP. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 561 Ukrainian children have been killed, 1,456 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. At least seven citizens were killed and 43 more were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


On the evening and night July 12, Ukrainian defenders shot down 11 out of 19 Shahed-131/136 drones and 5 out of 5 cruise missiles Kh-101 used by Russian troops to attack the Mykolaiv, Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Kherson, Cherkasy, and Sumy regions. – Mykola Oleshchuk, Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 12 July 2024 (approximation): 556650 troops; 8191 tanks; 15755 armored vehicles; 15158 artillery systems; 1119 MLRS; 888 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 361 aircraft; 326 helicopters; 20409 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 28 military boats; 1 submarine; 12035 tactical UAVs; 2543 special military equipment; 2397 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.

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

Sashko from the Kharkiv region has lost his leg due to the Russian attack with guided aerial bombs. Now, the boy continues to undergo rehabilitation and learns to walk with a prosthesis.

Photo: Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov / Superhumans Center

Ukrainian Zakhar Biriukov with his wife and son. In the summer of 2022, an enemy shell exploded next to him: the man lost two arms, legs, an eye, and got numerous facial injuries. Currently, Zakhar is preparing for upper limb prosthetics.

Photo: Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov / Superhumans Center

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