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The Japanese Government has imposed new sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belorussia. In particular, the assets of two Russian banks – Credit Bank of Moscow and Russian Agricultural Bank (Rosselkhozbank), as well as, Belinvestbank (Belarusian Bank for Development and Reconstruction), are frozen on the territory of Japan from now on. – Japanese media corporation Nikkei Asia


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 263 Ukrainian children have died, 467 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 07 June (approximation): 31360 troops; 1390 tanks; 3416 armored vehicles; 694 artillery systems; 207 MLRS; 96 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 212 aircraft; 177 helicopters; 2405 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 13 military boats; 553 tactical UAVs; 53 special military equipment; 125 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Due to a Russian missile strike, the second biggest grain terminal in Ukraine, in Mykolaiv, has been destroyed. – Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy


The governments of Ukraine and Japan have signed an additional agreement to provide Ukraine with a new financial aid package of $500 million worth. – Serhii Korsunskyi, Ambassador of Ukraine in Japan


The New Zealand Government has imposed new sanctions against the Russian Federation. In particular, the new sanctions list includes 44 state entities from Russia and Belarussia. Among them are Russia’s largest state company Gazprom, Russian entities from the military industry, and 6 Belarusian defense entities. – New Zealand media corporation The National Tribune


Russian occupiers hold about 600 Ukrainian civilians in captivity in the Kherson region, primarily journalists and public activists. – Tamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the President to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have killed more than 300 Ukrainian civilians in the Mykolaiv region. – Vitalii Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration


The Polish government has signed a defense contract with Ukraine worth PLN 2,7 billion (about USD 650 million). Under this contract, Poland will sell to Ukraine 3 batteries of 155-mm Krab AHS self-propelled howitzers. – Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland


In the last 24 hours, Russian aggressors have shelled the Sumy, the Chernihiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Mykolaiv, the Kherson, the Luhansk, the Donetsk, the Kharkiv, and the Zaporizhzhia regions. 13 people have been killed, 1 child is among them. 26 citizens have been injured, 2 children are among them. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


As of June 07, 1,137 dead bodies of Ukrainian citizens killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the Bucha district. – Ihor Klymenko, Head of the National Police of Ukraine

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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 soldier of the Ukrainian “Azov” Regiment 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

Ukrainian rescuers from the Kupiansk community train to apply a tourniquet. Currently, on almost all emergency calls, they have to eliminate the consequences of Russian shelling, and often there are casualties. September 14, 2023, the Kharkiv region.

By Oleksandr Stavytskyi / Suspilne Kharkiv

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