Timeline of war
August 4

The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a Russian 122mm self-propelled howitzer 2S1 Gvozdika, a 152-mm self-propelled howitzer 2A65 “Msta-B”, 2 mortar complexes, and an enemy command post in the South of Ukraine on August 3. – Operational Command “South”


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian occupiers have killed 131 Ukrainian citizens, including 1 child, and injured 590 in the city of Mykolaiv. – Oleksandr Sienkevych, Mayor of Mykolaiv


As of August 4, Russian troops have committed about 26,465 war crimes against Ukraine and its citizens. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have destroyed and damaged 113 cultural heritage objects in the Kharkiv region. – Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on August 3. 3 people were killed. 5 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 04 August (approximation): 41500 troops; 1789 tanks; 4026 armored vehicles; 946 artillery systems; 260 MLRS; 118 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 223 aircraft; 191 helicopters; 2960 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 15 military boats; 742 tactical UAVs; 83 special military equipment; 182 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Bakhmut and Donetsk directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Rocket attacks on the city of Toretsk in the Donetsk region on August 4. 8 people were killed. 4 citizens were injured, including 3 children. Local residential buildings, a church, and a public transport stop were damaged. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


As of August 4, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated the villages Mazanivka and Dmytrivka in the Donetsk region from Russian occupiers. – Oleksii Hromov, Deputy head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Japanese government has announced a new aid package for Ukraine. It will include consumer vehicles (vans) and small drones. – Press service of the Japanese Ministry of Defense


As of August 4, due to Russian military aggression in Ukraine, 211 Ukrainian children are reported missing. – Oleksii Serhieiev, Head of the Organizational and Analytical Support and Operational Response Department of the National Police of Ukraine


The European Union has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with a new financial aid package of €16 million worth. These funds will be used for supporting access to education and to help victims of sexual violence in Ukraine. – Official website of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine


Ukraine has received €1 million in grant funds from the Albanian government. – Press service of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kharkiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Mykolaiv, the Zaporizhzhia, the Donetsk, the Sumy, the Chernihiv, the Luhansk, and the Kherson regions. 12 people have been killed. 18 citizens have been injured, including 3 children. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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injured by the Russian shellings
Rescuers help civilians that were injured by the Russian shellings in the Donetsk region. August 9, 2022.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

damaged skool
Two schools, a dormitory, over 20 apartment buildings, and several administrative buildings were damaged after the Russian forces shelled residential neighborhoods in the Nikopol district. August 10, 2022.

Photo from Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Region Military Administration

ukrainian soldiers
Different generations of Ukrainians protect Ukraine.

By Vadim Sarakhan

Mykolaiv after shelling
A woman in her house in Mykolaiv after the shelling. July 31, 2022.

By Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov

ukrainian soldiers sleep
Ukrainian soldiers sleep in a trench on the front lines. August 2022.

By Ihor Volkov

Farming at the frontline in Zelenodolsk, Dnipropetrovsk region.

By David Guttenfelder, The New York Times

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