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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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Mykhailo Bakaliuk, 41, a Ukrainian amputee soldier injured during the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Zaporizhzhia region, uses a machine to learn how to walk with a prosthetic leg. Lviv, September 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP News Agency

Bohdan, a Ukrainian soldier from the 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade “Edelveis,” keeps practicing playing his musical instrument, a trembita, when he has free time.

By Kostiantyn Liberov & Vlada Liberova

A road sign damaged by cluster munition due to a Russian shelling on the outskirts of Kharkiv.

By Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

A Ukrainian serviceman stands in position near the border with Belarus in the Zhytomyr region. September 2023.

By Gleb Garanich / Reuters

A Ukrainian soldier is preparing to release a drone that will fly over temporarily occupied territories in search of Russian heavy weapons and air defense installations. September 2023.

By Lynsey Addario

At night on September 25, 2023, Russian forces targeted the port infrastructure in Odesa with drones and missiles. Due to another enemy attack, a well-known city location — a seaport building with a nearby hotel, as well as a grain warehouse, suffered destruction.

By Andrii Stavnitser / Facebook

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