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On March 8, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 110 Russian attacks in the Kupianskyi, Lymanskyi, Bakhmutskyi, Avdiivskyi, and Shakhtarskyi directions. In the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 11 strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment and 1 strike on the position of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile system. In addition, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners fired at the command post of the Russian army. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 09 March 2023 (approximation): 156120 troops; 3441 tanks; 6736 armored vehicles; 2465 artillery systems; 488 MLRS; 254 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 303 aircraft; 289 helicopters; 5331 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2098 tactical UAVs; 237 special military equipment; 873 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On the morning of March 9, Russian occupiers shelled a public transport stop and a nearby shop in Kherson. 3 people were killed. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 464 Ukrainian children have died, 931 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Poland has already transferred 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Ukrainian tankers have also completed training on these tanks in Poland. – Mariusz Błaszczak, Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Poland

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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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