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The US government has transferred to Ukraine 4 more HIMARS. – Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defence of Ukraine


The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a «Shahed-136» kamikaze drone, a Russian command post, a communication center of Russian troops, and 2 enemy self-propelled howitzers “Carnation” in the South of Ukraine on October 11. – Operational Command “South”


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on October 11. 6 people were killed. 1 citizen was injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Russian occupiers shelled Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk region at night on October 12. 2 women and a 6-year-old girl were injured. All injured victims were hospitalized in serious condition. Local high-rise buildings, private houses, a gas pipeline, power lines, 2 enterprises, 2 kindergartens, and a school were damaged. – Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 422 Ukrainian children have died, 808 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


On the morning of October 12, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 9 «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones in the Mykolaiv region. – Operational Command “South”


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 12 October (approximation): 63380 troops; 2505 tanks; 5181 armored vehicles; 1507 artillery systems; 355 MLRS; 182 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 268 aircraft; 235 helicopters; 3927 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 15 military boats; 1129 tactical UAVs; 136 special military equipment; 315 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Another exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia has taken place. 32 Ukrainian servicemen have returned home. Besides, Ukraine has returned the body of the Israeli Dmytro Fialka, who fought for Ukraine. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office


As of October 12, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated the settlements of Novovasylivka, Novohryhorivka, Nova Kamianka, Tryfonivka, and Chervone in the Beryslav district of the Kherson region. – Operational Command “South”


Rocket attacks on Avdiivka in the Donetsk region on the morning of October 12. 7 people were killed. 9 citizens were injured. – Vitalii Barabash, Head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated 75 settlements in the Kherson region from Russian occupiers. – Yaroslav Yanushevych, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration


On the morning of October 12, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 4 Russian helicopters in the South of Ukraine. – Press service of the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


The Swiss government has imposed new sanctions against individuals and legal entities from the Russian Federation due to Russia’s attempted illegal annexation of part of the territory of Ukraine. In particular, 30 Russian individuals are subject to economic sanctions and an entry ban, and another 7 Russian organizations are subject to economic sanctions. In addition, the assets of sanctioned individuals and organizations in Switzerland will be frozen. – Press release of the Federal Council of Switzerland


On October 12, 9 more ships left Ukrainian ports “Odesa”, “Chornomorsk”, and “Pivdennyi” through the “grain corridor”. 150,000 tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Africa, Asia, and Europe. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine


Over the last 3 days, Russian troops damaged 28 energy infrastructure facilities in Ukraine. – Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine


On October 12, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 2 enemy kamikaze drones in the Vinnytsia region. – Serhii Borzov, Head of the Vinnytsia Regional Military Administration


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Zaporizhzhia, the Mykolaiv, the Sumy, the Donetsk, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kharkiv, the Luhansk, the Kherson, the Lviv, and the Vinnytsia regions. 14 people were killed. 34 citizens were injured, including 1 child [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

See the war

People hiding at the Kyiv metro during Russian massive missile attack. December 5, 2022.

Photo from svitlankatut / Twitter

“A cemetery” of Russian shells and missiles launched on the city of Kharkiv.

By Konstantin & Vlada Liberov

The price of freedom. Bakhmut, the Donetsk region. November 2022.

By Serhii Nuzhnenko

Serhii watched with pursed lips as the bodies of his father and grandmother were pulled out from a grave near their home in the Kherson region. Russian murderers shot them in their heads.

By Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

A wounded man and his wife after a Russian strike in Kherson.

By Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Trenches near Bakhmut. In the cold and mud, Ukrainian soldiers fight the Russian invaders back.

By Victor Borinets

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