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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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Ukrainian soldiers prepare a UAV for a launch to attack the positions of Russian forces at night.

Photo from the 36 Separate Marine Brigade named after Rear Admiral Mykhailo Bilynskyi

A crater from an enemy missile in the Buchanskyi district of the Kyiv region. Due to the massive Russian attack on February 15, 2024, about four dozen houses were damaged in the area. Fortunately, there are no casualties.

By Thomas Peter / Reuters

A man rides past a residential multi-story building damaged by a Russian missile strike. Lviv, February 15, 2024.

By Anastasiia Smolienko / Ukrinform

“Valentynka” (greeting card on St. Valentine’s Day) in the middle of broken glass on the floor of a school damaged by a Russian missile strike. Lviv, February 15, 2024.

By Anastasiia Smolienko / Ukrinform

On February 14, 2024, Russia launched a missile strike at the maternity ward and a five-story residential building in Selydove, the Donetsk region. Due to an attack, 3 people were killed, including a child and a pregnant woman, and another 12 were injured.

Photo from the National Police of Ukraine

A Ukrainian deputy commander, call sign “Chicken”, of the Separate Assault Battalion “Aidar” at the positions in the East of Ukraine while shooting a D30 howitzer. February 2024.

By Wojciech Grzedzinski

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