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On May 8, Russian troops attacked the Kyiv region with 35 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones. Ukrainian defenders shot down all 35 enemy UAVs. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In Kyiv, due to the fallen debris, there are destructions and casualties among civilians. In particular, in the Sviatoshynskyi district, 7 private autos were damaged, and 1 more vehicle was burnt. A local residential building and nearby road surface were also damaged. 5 people were injured and received medical treatment. In the Solomianskyi district, 15 trucks and 5 cars were damaged in the local parking lot. In addition, a high-pressure gas pipe was hit, with the subsequent burning of a gas torch. The fire was quickly extinguished. There are no victims. – Kyiv City Military Administration


At night, Russian forces also launched Kh-22 missiles at the Odesa region. A warehouse of the logistics infrastructure was hit. Three warehouse employees received minor injuries and got medical treatment on the spot. Due to an attack, a warehouse security guard was killed. Rescuers found his body under the rubble in the morning. – Odesa District State Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 8 May 2023 (approximation): 194970 troops; 3730 tanks; 7253 armored vehicles; 3018 artillery systems; 554 MLRS; 306 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 308 aircraft; 294 helicopters; 5958 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2614 tactical UAVs; 384 special military equipment; 947 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Odesa, and Kherson regions. 1 citizen was killed. 27 people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 480 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 964 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 405 Ukrainian children were reported missing, and 19,393 were deported. At the same time, 12,149 Ukrainian children were found, and 364 returned home. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian occupiers have destroyed 177 and damaged more than 1,400 Ukrainian medical establishments. – Serhii Dubrov, First Deputy Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine


On May 8, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 3 Russian drones in the Kherson region. Among them are 2 Lantset and 1 ZALA enemy UAVs. – Air Command “South”

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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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