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08:00

On January 4, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 3 Russian command posts, 4 locations with Russian troops and military equipment, and 2 enemy ammunition depots. Moreover, the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft, an enemy helicopter Ka-52, and an enemy Orlan-10 drone in the East of Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

08:34

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 05 January (approximation): 109720 troops; 3041 tanks; 6108 armored vehicles; 2051 artillery systems; 426 MLRS; 215 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 284 aircraft; 271 helicopters; 4759 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1844 tactical UAVs; 182 special military equipment; 723 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

08:36

On behalf of the government, the Norwegian Armed Forces have sent 10,000 artillery shells to Ukraine. The artillery shells can be used in several types of artillery fire, including M109, which the Norwegian government has previously donated to Ukraine. – Official account for the Norwegian Armed Forces on Twitter

08:46

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 452 Ukrainian children have died, 877 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office

09:04

Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on January 4. 2 people were killed. 3 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

10:20

As of January 5, the number of Ukrainian refugees in Europe has reached almost 8 million. In particular, the majority of Ukrainians have gone to Poland. Currently, about 1,5 million Ukrainians are officially registered in this country. – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

13:53

On January 5, 6 ships left Ukrainian ports in Odesa through the “grain corridor”. 355 thousand tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Europe, Africa, and Asia. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

16:16

The German government has transferred to Ukraine a new military aid package. In particular, it includes 20 rocket launchers 70mm on pick-up trucks with rockets; 2 armored recovery vehicles; a tank transporter tractor M1070 Oshkosh; 7 tracked and remote-controlled infantry vehicles for support tasks; 63 Pick-ups; 21 generators; 36,400 wool blankets; 12 heavy duty trailer trucks; 30 drone detection systems; and others. – Official website of the Federal government of Germany

20:00

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Sumy, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kharkiv, the Mykolaiv, the Donetsk, the Luhansk, the Kherson, and the Zaporizhzhia regions. 9 people were killed, including 1 child. 9 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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The first Canadian Leopard 2 tank for the Armed Forces of Ukraine has arrived in Poland.

Photo from the Department of National Defence/Handout via Reuters (Reuters)

Yaroslava, the daughter of killed Ukrainian soldier Ihor Bezohliuk, puts his photo on the part of the memorial wall for Ukrainian defenders who died since the full-scale Russian invasion. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

People look at destroyed Russian military vehicles on display in Mykhailivskyi Square in Kyiv. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

Volunteer workers are building a roof over a house destroyed during the Russian occupation. Bucha, the Kyiv region. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

People walk past anti-tank metal barriers known as “hedgehogs” at Independence Square in Kyiv. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

Recently released from Russian captivity, the Ukrainian defender Maksym Kolesnykov tastes a fresh apple for the first time in almost a year.

Photo from the Presidential Office of Ukraine

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