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Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 09 May 2024 (approximation): 478730 troops; 7429 tanks; 14281 armored vehicles; 12340 artillery systems; 1058 MLRS; 793 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 349 aircraft; 325 helicopters; 16618 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 26 military boats; 1 submarine; 9775 tactical UAVs; 2027 special military equipment; 2192 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on May 9, Ukrainian defenders shot down 17 out of 20 Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack the Odesa region. – Mykola Oleshchuk, Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Due to Russian missile and UAV attacks, more than 800 Ukrainian heat supply facilities were destroyed or damaged and up to 8 GW of power generation were lost. As a result, Ukraine needs about $1 billion to restore the affected facilities. – Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 546 Ukrainian children have been killed and 1,330 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least two citizens were killed and 14 more were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations  


Due to Russian shellings of critical infrastructure on May 8, two Ukrainian hydroelectric power stations were damaged. As a result, they were taken out of service. – Ukrhydroenergo

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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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