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00:09

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

01:01

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

08:15

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

09:44

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

10:09

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

12:04

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”

13:00

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

13:27

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

15:18

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

17:55

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

18:14

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

18:50

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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In Odesa, a part of a residential building was hit by a Russian drone and collapsed. At least four people were killed, and eight more were injured. March 2, 2024.

Photo from Oleh Kiper, Head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration

Ukrainian soldiers prepare a UAV for a launch to attack the positions of Russian forces at night.

Photo from the 36 Separate Marine Brigade named after Rear Admiral Mykhailo Bilynskyi

A crater from an enemy missile in the Buchanskyi district of the Kyiv region. Due to the massive Russian attack on February 15, 2024, about four dozen houses were damaged in the area. Fortunately, there are no casualties.

By Thomas Peter / Reuters

A man rides past a residential multi-story building damaged by a Russian missile strike. Lviv, February 15, 2024.

By Anastasiia Smolienko / Ukrinform

“Valentynka” (greeting card on St. Valentine’s Day) in the middle of broken glass on the floor of a school damaged by a Russian missile strike. Lviv, February 15, 2024.

By Anastasiia Smolienko / Ukrinform

On February 14, 2024, Russia launched a missile strike at the maternity ward and a five-story residential building in Selydove, the Donetsk region. Due to an attack, 3 people were killed, including a child and a pregnant woman, and another 12 were injured.

Photo from the National Police of Ukraine

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