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00:07

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has announced the 9th package of sanctions against Russia. In particular, it will include almost 200 more Russian individuals and entities, 3 more Russian banks, and new export controls, particularly for dual-use goods that could be used by the Russian war machine. Moreover, new restrictions against the Russian Federation will be imposed to cut its access to drones, directly and through potential third-country suppliers like Iran. – Official Twitter page of Ursula von der Leyen

01:16

As of December 8, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated 1,888 Ukrainian settlements from Russian occupiers. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine

01:29

Russian aggressors fired missiles at the city of Kurakhove in the Donetsk region on December 7. Local residential buildings, a market, a bus station, and several gas stations were damaged. 10 people were killed. 5 citizens were injured. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine

05:51

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have committed 51,700 war crimes against Ukraine and its citizens. – Prosecutor General’s Office

07:01

On December 7, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 6 Russian command posts and 2 enemy ammunition depots in different regions of Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:21

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 443 Ukrainian children have died, 855 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office

09:30

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 08 December (approximation): 93080 troops; 2937 tanks; 5911 armored vehicles; 1925 artillery systems; 395 MLRS; 211 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 281 aircraft; 264 helicopters; 4528 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1603 tactical UAVs; 164 special military equipment; 592 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

11:55

Due to Russian military actions at the Black Sea, about 50 thousand local dolphins have died. – Ivan Rusiev, Representative of the Tuzly Estuaries National Nature Park

13:20

On December 8, 3 more ships left Ukrainian ports “Odesa”, “Chornomorsk”, and “Pivdennyi” through the “grain corridor”. 78,6 thousand tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Africa and Asia. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

15:53

The Slovak government has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with a new military aid package. It includes large-caliber ammunition, warm military clothes for Ukrainian servicemen, and other equipment. – Rastislav Kacher, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia

17:46

The European Commission and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have announced a new financial package of €1 billion for developing “solidarity corridors” with Ukraine. These communication routes were created to deliver Ukrainian exports to European and world markets. – Adina Vălean, the European Commissioner for Transport

18:14

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Luhansk, the Donetsk, the Kharkiv, the Sumy, the Mykolaiv, the Zaporizhzhia, the Dnipropetrovsk, and the Kherson regions. 12 people were killed. 19 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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Ukrainian soldiers of the 242nd Battalion of the 241st Brigade of the territorial defense forces are shooting down enemy Shahed-136/131 drones. January 26, 2023, the Kyiv region.

By Vadym Sarakhan

Ukrainian soldiers of the 242nd Battalion of the 241st Brigade of the territorial defense forces are shooting down enemy Shahed-136/131 drones. January 26, 2023, the Kyiv region.

By Vadym Sarakhan

A boy walks near a destroyed house in the settlement of Hlevakha in the Kyiv region. Russian troops launched another massive missile attack on Ukraine on January 26.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

A woman stands in a crater left in the settlement of Hlevakha, the Kyiv region, after yet another Russian attack. January 26, 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

Ukrainian servicemen evacuate injured fellow soldiers after a fierce battle with Russian forces. January 2023.

By Emanuele Satolli

Military medics provide first aid to an injured Ukrainian soldier. January 2023.

By Emanuele Satolli

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