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Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine has caused the most significant wave of refugees since World War II. Currently, more than 7,9 million Ukrainians have left the country, and another 5,9 million are internally displaced persons. – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


On January 8, the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down 3 Russian helicopters (Ка-52, Мі-24, and Мі-8) and an enemy Orlan-10 drone. Moreover, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 7 locations with Russian soldiers and military equipment and an enemy fuel and lubricants warehouse. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 09 January (approximation): 111760 troops; 3080 tanks; 6147 armored vehicles; 2069 artillery systems; 434 MLRS; 217 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 285 aircraft; 275 helicopters; 4809 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1856 tactical UAVs; 183 special military equipment; 723 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On January 8, Russian troops shelled the Donetsk, the Zaporizhzhia, the Kharkiv, and the Kherson regions. 2 people were killed. 10 citizens were injured. – Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office


In the Bakhmut direction, 43 combat clashes occurred in the last 24 hours. Russian terrorists shelled Ukrainian positions 281 times. At the same time, Ukrainian defenders killed 107 and wounded 123 Russian occupiers. – Serhii Cherevatyi, Spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian aggressors fired missiles at a local market in the settlement of Shevchenkove in the Kharkiv region on January 9. 2 people were killed. 6 citizens were injured, including a 10-year-old child. – Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

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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

Oleh came home to his formerly frontline village. This settlement in the Mykolaiv region was destroyed due to Russian military aggression. September 23, 2023.

By David Guttenfelder

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

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