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On May 8, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 42 Russian attacks in the Bakhmutskyi, Lymanskyi, Avdiivskyi, and Marinskyi directions. In addition, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 2 Russian ammunition depots. In the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit 16 locations with Russian troops and military equipment. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 9 May 2023 (approximation): 195620 troops; 3734 tanks; 7257 armored vehicles; 3031 artillery systems; 554 MLRS; 307 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 308 aircraft; 294 helicopters; 5969 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2618 tactical UAVs; 388 special military equipment; 955 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On May 9, Russian troops attacked Ukraine with cruise missiles. Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 8 out of 8 «Kalibr» enemy missiles and 15 out of 17 enemy missiles Kh-101/Kh-555 in different regions of Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


During the night’s Russian missile attack, a fragment of a downed enemy missile fell on a private yard in the Holosiivskyi district in Kyiv. Missile debris was also found on the roadway in the Shevchenkivskyi district of the capital. There are no casualties or destruction. In addition, in one of the communities of the Kyiv region, the roof of a private residential building and an outbuilding were damaged by missile debris. The fire broke out, but firefighters promptly extinguished it. The house residents were not injured. – Kyiv Regional Military Administration


Debris of a downed Russian missile also fell on a four-story residential building in Dnipro, the Dnipropetrovsk region. The roof and ceilings of several apartments were damaged. A 32-year-old woman was injured and hospitalized. – Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration


At night, Russian troops attacked the Cherkasy region: a fire broke out at the site of the missile hit. The blast wave damaged the windows of a local municipal institution. There are no casualties. – Ihor Taburets, Head of the Cherkasy Regional Military Administration


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 480 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 967 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, 12,189 Ukrainian children were found, and 364 returned home. – Prosecutor General’s Office


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Cherkasy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. 17 people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


On May 9, the US government announced a new military aid package for Ukraine of $1,2 billion. It includes additional air defense systems and munitions; equipment to integrate Western air defense launchers, missiles, and radars with Ukraine’s air defense systems; ammunition for counter-unmanned aerial systems; 155mm artillery rounds; and other capabilities. – Official website of the US Department of Defense

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On April 22, 2024, Russia hit the Kharkiv TV tower with a Kh-59 missile. As a result, there is no digital broadcast signal in Kharkiv and nearby settlements.

Photo from Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

On April 22, 2024, Russia hit the Kharkiv TV tower with a Kh-59 missile. As a result, there is no digital broadcast signal in Kharkiv and nearby settlements.

Photo from Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

Women from the volunteer center “Zmist” in Poltava make a camouflage net for Ukrainian defenders.

By Elena Tita

Active construction of the fortifications on the second defense lines is currently ongoing in the Sumy and Kharkiv regions.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

On Independence Square in Kyiv, a peaceful demonstration was held by the families of Ukrainian defenders who were reported missing during hostilities. Currently, more than 37,000 Ukrainian citizens are considered missing under extraordinary circumstances, including Ukrainian soldiers.

By Andrii Yakymenko / Instagram

A rehabilitation center for Ukrainian soldiers who have partially or entirely lost their sight due to combat injuries in the Lviv region. Here, Ukrainian defenders learn to navigate in space, move on their own, cook food, work with a computer and mobile, and learn Braille.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

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