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07:48

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 8 April 2024 (approximation): 448400 troops; 7087 tanks; 13575 armored vehicles; 11356 artillery systems; 1039 MLRS; 751 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 347 aircraft; 325 helicopters; 15110 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 26 military boats; 1 submarine; 8996 tactical UAVs; 1867 special military equipment; 2065 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

08:14

At night on April 8, Ukrainian defenders shot down 17 out of 24 Shahed-136/131 drones and one guided air missile Kh-59 used by Russian troops to attack the Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kirovohrad, Khmelnytskyi, and Zhytomyr regions. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

10:29

Due to Russian shellings of Ukrainian energy facilities, 398 settlements in the Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, and Kherson regions remain without electricity. – National power company “Ukrenergo”

12:07

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Zhytomyr, Khmelnytskyi, Kirovohrad, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least 4 citizens were killed and 12 more were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

16:50

Denmark will allocate 40 million Danish kroner (over $5,8 million) for the restoration of Ukrainian energy systems damaged due to the Russian missile and drone attacks. – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

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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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