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Ukraine received the second tranche of $890 million in financial aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). – Ministry of Finance of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Ukrainian forces have shot down more than three thousand Russian air targets. Among them are more than 180 aircraft, more than 130 helicopters, almost 40 ballistic and more than a thousand Russian cruise missiles, as well as more than 1,600 UAVs of various types. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


On July 3, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 2 locations with Russian troops, 26 enemy artillery units at the firing positions, 3 Russian means of air defense, and an enemy electronic warfare station. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 16 strikes on locations with Russian troops. Ukrainian defenders also shot down 16 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 4 July 2023 (approximation): 231030 troops; 4059 tanks; 7908 armored vehicles; 4252 artillery systems; 647 MLRS; 394 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 315 aircraft; 309 helicopters; 6843 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 3602 tactical UAVs; 590 special military equipment; 1264 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Due to yesterday’s Russian drone attack on Sumy, 3 people were killed, and 21 were injured. 4 victims remain in hospitals. – Oleksandr Lysenko, Mayor of Sumy


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. 7 citizens were killed. 35 people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


On July 4, Russian forces shelled the city of Pervomaiskyi in the Kharkiv region. Due to an attack, 31 people, including 10 children, were injured. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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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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