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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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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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