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At night on May 5, Ukrainian defenders shot down 23 out of 24 Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack the Kharkiv, Kherson, and Dnipropetrovsk regions. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 05 May 2024 (approximation): 474260 troops; 7375 tanks; 14179 armored vehicles; 12212 artillery systems; 1057 MLRS; 790 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 349 aircraft; 325 helicopters; 16418 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 26 military boats; 1 submarine; 9636 tactical UAVs; 2002 special military equipment; 2147 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the settlements of the Donetsk region 19 times. Due to Russian military aggression, two people were killed, and two more were injured. – Vadym Filashkin, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

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A woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.

By Viacheslav Madiievskyi / Ukrinform

On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.

Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

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