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Ukrainian pilots will begin training on the F-16 fighter jets this month. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


Over the past day, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 2 locations with Russian troops and military equipment, 3 enemy command posts, 2 Russian ammunition depots, 21 enemy artillery units at the firing positions, one Russian radar station, and 2 means of enemy air defense. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 9 strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment and 3 strikes on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 03 August 2023 (approximation): 247850 troops; 4224 tanks; 8234 armored vehicles; 4892 artillery systems; 704 MLRS; 465 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 315 aircraft; 311 helicopters; 7372 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 4077 tactical UAVs; 721 special military equipment; 1347 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On August 3, Ukrainian forces shot down 15 out of 15 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. 2 people were killed. 11 citizens were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Ukrainian soldiers from the National Guard of Ukraine advanced about 650 meters deep into the enemy’s defenses on the Melitopol axis in the south of Ukraine. – Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine


The European Union imposed new sanctions against Belarus due to its involvement in Russian aggression against Ukraine. In particular, new restrictive measures expand the ban on exports to Belarus to highly sensitive goods and technologies that contribute to Belarus’s military and technological enhancement. An additional export ban on firearms and ammunition, as well as goods and technology suited for use in aviation and the space industry was also introduced. – Official website of the European Union


Over the past day, Ukrainian artillery units carried out 1,436 fire missions on the Tavriia axis. In addition, Ukrainian defenders destroyed 22 units of enemy military equipment and 6 Russian ammunition depots. – Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, Commander of “Tavriia” operational-strategic group of troops

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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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