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Due to Russian military aggression in the Donetsk region, about 81,500 private houses have been destroyed. In addition, Russian forces have either completely destroyed or partially damaged about 5,400 multi-storey residential buildings. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 09 August 2023 (approximation): 251620 troops; 4262 tanks; 8290 armored vehicles; 5013 artillery systems; 711 MLRS; 469 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 315 aircraft; 312 helicopters; 7479 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 4175 tactical UAVs; 742 special military equipment; 1377 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 499 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 1,095 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 1,113 Ukrainian children were reported missing, and 19,546 were deported. At the same time, 15,921 Ukrainian children were found, and 386 returned home. – Prosecutor General’s Office


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. 3 people were killed. 24 citizens were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


On August 9, the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit a Russian command post in the temporarily occupied city of Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson region. – Strategic Communications Directorate of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Federal Ministry of Defense of Germany confirmed the transfer to Ukraine additional 25 Leopard-1 tanks, five armored repair and recovery vehicles, and two training tanks. – Deutsche Welle


Latvia joined the G7 Declaration of support to Ukraine. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office


The German government announced transferring two more Patriot launchers to Ukraine within the new military aid package. – Official website of the Federal Government of Germany

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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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