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On October 12, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 3 Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) along with the military personnel near the city of Tokmak in the Zaporizhzhia region. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 5 Russian Ка-52 helicopters, 17 enemy «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones, and 2 Russian Zala Lancet UAVs in different regions of Ukraine. – Press service of the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on October 12. 11 people were killed. 13 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 13 October (approximation): 63800 troops; 2511 tanks; 5167 armored vehicles; 1556 artillery systems; 357 MLRS; 183 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 268 aircraft; 240 helicopters; 3935 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 15 military boats; 1182 tactical UAVs; 140 special military equipment; 316 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Кramatorsʹk and Kryvyi Rih directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Lithuanian government has announced a new military aid package for Ukraine. In particular, it will include winter clothes and equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, additional funds for next year’s material support for Ukraine, 120 mm mortars on platform 113, armored cars, thermal imagers, drones, etc. – Official Twitter page of Arvydas Anušauskas, Lithuania’s Minister of National Defence


Due to Russian military aggression in the Mykolaiv region, as of October 13, there is no electricity and water supply in 91 settlements. Moreover, 6,528 consumers remain without a gas supply. – Press service of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration


On October 13, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 2 Russian ammunition depots in the Kherson and the Beryslav districts in the South of Ukraine. – Serhii Khlan, Adviser to the Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration


The International Monetary Fund has allocated $1,3 billion of additional support to Ukraine. These funds will be used for financing expenditures, particularly strengthening the defense capability, pension payments, social programs, and economic support. – Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine


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. Moreover, 239 Ukrainian children were reported missing and 8,140 were deported. – Prosecutor General’s Office


On October 13, 6 more ships left Ukrainian ports “Odesa”, “Chornomorsk”, and “Pivdennyi” through the “grain corridor”. 154,000 tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Asia and Europe. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine


The Estonian government has approved a new military aid package for Ukraine. It will include winter gear, equipment, and ammunition for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. – Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia


Rocket attacks on Mykolaiv at night on October 13. A local high-rise building was destroyed. 4 people were killed. 3 citizens were injured, including 1 child. The rescue operation is ongoing. – Hanna Zamazieieva, Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council


Another exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia has taken place. 20 Ukrainian servicemen have returned home. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office


On October 13, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 4 Russian cruise missiles in the West of Ukraine. – Press service of the Air Command “West” of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Mykolaiv, the Kyiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Donetsk, the Kharkiv, the Zaporizhzhia, the Sumy, the Luhansk, the Odesa, the Kherson, and the Lviv regions. 21 people were killed. 38 citizens were injured, including 1 child [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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