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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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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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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

At night on September 21, 2023, Russia attacked the capital of Ukraine with cruise missiles. Ukrainian defenders shot down more than 20 enemy air targets in the sky over Kyiv. Due to the fallen debris, there are destruction and injured victims.

By Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters

Ukrainian children and their teachers wait in the basement of a kindergarten that is used as a bomb shelter during an air raid alert in Kryvyi Rih, the Dnipropetrovsk region. September 2023.

By Roman Pilipey / AFP / Getty Images

Russian forces hit industrial warehouses in Lviv with Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones. The body of a dead worker was found under the rubble, and 2 more people were injured. September 19, 2023.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gives an award to a wounded soldier as he visits the Staten Island University Hospital, where Ukrainian military are being treated for war injuries. September 18, 2023, New York, USA.

By Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

A Ukrainian soldier hugs a Hasidic Jew in Uman during the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. A military man with the call sign Rebbe came from the frontline to Uman for one day. September 16, 2023.

By Vladyslav Musiienko / Reuters

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