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Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 12 December 2023 (approximation): 340650 troops; 5664 tanks; 10579 armored vehicles; 8073 artillery systems; 919 MLRS; 605 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 324 aircraft; 324 helicopters; 10650 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 22 military boats; 1 submarine; 6163 tactical UAVs; 1170 special military equipment; 1596 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on December 12, Ukrainian defenders shot down 9 out of 15 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. In addition, on the evening of December 11, Ukrainian forces destroyed two enemy-guided air missiles Kh-59 in the Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk region. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian forces continue offensive actions on the Avdiivka and Marinka axes. In the last 24 hours, Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled 42 enemy attacks in these directions. The total losses of Russian forces over the past day are 430 people. In addition, Ukrainian defenders destroyed 7 units of enemy military equipment. – Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, Commander of “Tavriia” operational-strategic group of troops


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least one citizen was killed. Three more people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Ukrainian defenders from the 24th Separate Mechanized Brigade named after King Danylo returned one of the heaps under Ukrainian control and captured enemy positions in the temporarily occupied Horlivka in the Donetsk region. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


On December 12, the US government imposed new sanctions on over 250 individuals and entities in connection with Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. – Official website of the US Department of State

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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

A Ukrainian deputy commander, call sign “Chicken”, of the Separate Assault Battalion “Aidar” at the positions in the East of Ukraine while shooting a D30 howitzer. February 2024.

By Wojciech Grzedzinski

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