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On December 8, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 5 Russian command posts and an enemy ammunition depot in different regions of Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The European Council has adopted the decision not to accept Russian documents issued in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. In particular, Russian travel documents issued in, or to persons resident in, Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine will not be accepted as valid travel documents for obtaining a visa or crossing the borders of the Schengen area. – Press release of the European Council


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on December 8. 5 people were killed. 2 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Russian occupiers shelled the Kherson region on December 8. Local residential buildings were damaged. 8 citizens were injured. – Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 09 December (approximation): 93390 troops; 2937 tanks; 5912 armored vehicles; 1926 artillery systems; 395 MLRS; 211 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 281 aircraft; 264 helicopters; 4531 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1603 tactical UAVs; 164 special military equipment; 592 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On December 8, Russian occupiers kidnapped 3 more workers of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. As reported earlier, Russian servicemen have already kidnapped and tortured workers of the Zaporizhzhia NPP. – Press service of the State Enterprise NNEGC “Energoatom”


The British government has imposed new sanctions against 5 more Russian representatives of security forces. They are corrupted political figures, human rights violators, and perpetrators of conflict-related sexual violence. Among them are Valentin Oparin, Andrey Tishenin, Colonel Ramil Ibatullin, and others. All individuals are subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. – Official website of the British government


On December 7, the French government transferred 100 medium power generators to Ukraine for the heating season. – Press service of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine


Since October 10, Russian troops have fired more than 1,000 missiles and drones at Ukrainian energy facilities. – Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, Chairman of the Management Board of NPC Ukrenergo


The Norwegian government has signed an agreement with the World Bank to provide NOK 1 billion to Ukraine. These funds will be used to repair damaged Ukrainian infrastructure. – Press release of the Norwegian government


On December 9, the US government imposed sanctions against some Russian individuals and entities, connected to corruption and human rights abuse. In particular, among them are Presidential Administration officials Oleg Nesterov and Yevgeniy Kim, the Russian nationalist Lyudmila Zaitseva, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation (Russia’s CEC), and others. – Press service of the US Department of the Treasury


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kharkiv, the Sumy, the Kherson, the Donetsk, the Luhansk, the Zaporizhzhia, the Dnipropetrovsk, and the Mykolaiv regions. 5 people were killed. 15 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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Firefighters extinguish the fire at the industrial facility that broke out due to the fallen debris. At night on June 12, 2024, Russia attacked the Kyiv region with missiles and UAVs: at least one person was injured.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kyiv region

Olena Gubenko, 59, carries one of her dogs from a basement as she evacuates with them from the village of Ruski Tyshky, the Kharkiv region, due to constant Russian shellings. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers learn to operate the FPV drones at the military training center in the Zaporizhzhia region. June 2024.

By Elena Tita

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stand by the bonfire after sunset somewhere in the Ukrainian forest.

Photo from the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after Prince Volodymyr Monomakh

Children play football in Kharkiv with destroyed civilian infrastructure in the background. June 2024.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

Azov Brigade servicemen hold flares during the funeral of Nazar Hryntsevych, callsign “Grinka”, at a cemetery in Vinnytsia. Ukrainian defender of the Azov Brigade was killed on the battlefield fighting with Russian forces. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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