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07:15

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 02 May 2024 (approximation): 470870 troops; 7332 tanks; 14096 armored vehicles; 12044 artillery systems; 1053 MLRS; 784 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 348 aircraft; 325 helicopters; 16224 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 26 military boats; 1 submarine; 9561 tactical UAVs; 1988 special military equipment; 2126 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

08:09

Due to Russian shellings, approximately half the Ukrainian energy system is currently damaged. – Dmytro Kuleba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

09:40

Over the past day, 121 combat clashes took place at the frontline. In addition, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Ukrainian missile troops carried out strikes on eight locations with Russian troops and military equipment, one enemy command post, and one Russian UAV ground control station. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

11:31

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least eight citizens were killed and 37 more were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations  

11:35

Since December 2023, Russian forces have executed at least 15 Ukrainian soldiers as they attempted to surrender, and possibly six more who were surrendering or who had surrendered. – Human Rights Watch 

13:43

During April 2024, Russian forces used more than 300 missiles of various types, almost 300 “Shahed” drones, and more than 3,200 guided aerial bombs to attack different regions of Ukraine. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine 

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A woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.

By Viacheslav Madiievskyi / Ukrinform

On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.

Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

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