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The Lithuanian government is sending 155mm ammunition for Ukrainian artillery. It will arrive in Ukraine soon. – Official Twitter account of the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, more than 2,8 million Ukrainian citizens have been deported or forced to go to the Russian Federation. – Dmytro Lubinets, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine


On December 4, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a Russian ammunition depot and 2 Russian command posts, as well as shot down an enemy helicopter Ka-52 and 4 enemy UAVs in different regions of Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 05 December (approximation): 91690 troops; 2924 tanks; 5900 armored vehicles; 1914 artillery systems; 395 MLRS; 211 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 281 aircraft; 264 helicopters; 4497 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1582 tactical UAVs; 163 special military equipment; 531 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Bakhmut and Lyman directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on December 5, Russian occupiers shelled the city of Kryvyi Rih in the Dnipropetrovsk region. A workshop of an industrial enterprise was destroyed. 1 worker was killed, 3 people were injured and hospitalized in moderate condition. – Press service of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration


Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the FT’s person of the year 2022. – Official Twitter account of the Financial Times


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the village of Novosofiivka in the Zaporizhzhia region on December 5. Several private houses were destroyed. 2 citizens were killed. 3 people were injured, including a baby. – Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office


On December 5, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down a Russian cruise missile in the Kyiv region. – Andrii Niebytov, Kyiv regional police chief


During today’s Russian missile attacks on Ukraine, critical infrastructure facilities were hit. As a result, there is no electricity in Zhytomyr, some settlements of the Kirovohrad region, some city districts of Kryvyi Rih, and the entire Sumy region. Moreover, there is no running water in some city districts of Kryvyi Rih and Odesa. – Information from the local City councils


During the massive missile strike on Ukraine on December 5, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 10 Russian cruise missiles in the Poltava region. – Dmytro Lunin, Head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Zaporizhzhia, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Sumy, the Kherson, the Kharkiv, the Luhansk, the Donetsk, the Chernihiv, the Odesa, the Kirovohrad, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kyiv, and the Zhytomyr regions. 7 people were killed. 11 citizens were injured, including 1 child [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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Mykhailo Bakaliuk, 41, a Ukrainian amputee soldier injured during the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Zaporizhzhia region, uses a machine to learn how to walk with a prosthetic leg. Lviv, September 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP News Agency

Bohdan, a Ukrainian soldier from the 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade “Edelveis,” keeps practicing playing his musical instrument, a trembita, when he has free time.

By Kostiantyn Liberov & Vlada Liberova

A road sign damaged by cluster munition due to a Russian shelling on the outskirts of Kharkiv.

By Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

A Ukrainian serviceman stands in position near the border with Belarus in the Zhytomyr region. September 2023.

By Gleb Garanich / Reuters

A Ukrainian soldier is preparing to release a drone that will fly over temporarily occupied territories in search of Russian heavy weapons and air defense installations. September 2023.

By Lynsey Addario

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

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