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The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has issued export licenses to German defense companies transferring up to 178 Leopard 1 A5 tanks to Ukraine. The financing and repair of the tanks as well as the training of Ukrainian servicemen are being carried out in close coordination with European partner countries of Germany. – Official website of the Federal Ministry of Defence


The Netherlands will provide the Armed Forces of Ukraine with at least 100 refurbished Leopard 1 A5 tanks from industrial stocks. – Kajsa Ollongren, Minister of Defence of the Netherlands


On February 7, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 7 locations with Russian soldiers, 2 enemy command posts, and a Russian ammunition depot. Moreover, the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down 2 Russian Orlan-10 drones, an enemy Su-25 attack aircraft, and a Russian helicopter Мі-24. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 08 February 2023 (approximation): 134100 troops; 3253 tanks; 6458 armored vehicles; 2236 artillery systems; 461 MLRS; 228 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 295 aircraft; 285 helicopters; 5112 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 1961 tactical UAVs; 211 special military equipment; 796 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 461 Ukrainian children have died, 920 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Due to Russian military aggression in Ukraine, about 17,6 million Ukrainian citizens need humanitarian help. As of February 6, 2023, more than 7,000 Ukrainian civilians were killed due to the Russian invasion. In addition, more than 8 million Ukrainians have fled to neighboring countries, and about 5,3 million people have been internally displaced. – Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. 2 people were killed. 5 citizens were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


On February 8, the British government imposed new sanctions against 6 Russian companies that supplied military equipment, including drones, to Russian troops in Ukraine. Moreover, Great Britain imposed restrictions against 8 Russian individuals who supported the Kremlin regime financially. In particular, the new sanctions list includes the companies CST, Oboronlogistics, and Topaz, as well as Russian representatives Boris Titov, Nikolay Egorov, Viktor Myachin, and others. – Official website of the British government


The German government has transferred to Ukraine a new military aid package. In particular, it includes 2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns GEPARD, including circa 6.000 rounds of ammunition; 6 border protection vehicles; 6 load-handling trucks 15t; 29 generators; 6 mobile antenna mast systems; and 10 roll-off containers. – Official website of the Federal government of Germany

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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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