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00:03

The European Union has imposed sanctions against 8 more Iranian individuals and entities. They are responsible for supplying kamikaze drones to the Russian Army. Russian troops have used these weapons to attack the civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. – Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

03:26

Ambassadors of the EU countries have approved a new financial aid package for Ukraine of €18 billion in 2023. – Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union

06:09

The US government has sent the first batch of energy equipment worth $13 million to Ukraine. Two more planes with equipment are expected to arrive this week. – Reuters

07:05

On December 12, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 2 Russian command posts and an enemy fuel and lubricants warehouse in different regions of Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:58

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 13 December (approximation): 95260 troops; 2966 tanks; 5930 armored vehicles; 1931 artillery systems; 404 MLRS; 211 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 281 aircraft; 264 helicopters; 4549 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1617 tactical UAVs; 170 special military equipment; 592 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

11:02

On December 13, 8 more ships left Ukrainian ports in Odesa through the “grain corridor”. 238,6 thousand tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Europe and Asia. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

11:12

Russian occupiers shelled the Kherson region 57 times on December 12. 3 people were killed. 12 citizens were injured. In particular, in Kherson, local residential buildings, medical establishments, a school, a stadium, and power lines were damaged. – Yaroslav Yanushevych, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration

13:40

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have committed 154 sexual crimes against Ukrainian citizens [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Prosecutor General’s Office

13:49

On December 13, the British government imposed a new package of sanctions against Russian and Iranian representatives. They are responsible for attacks on Ukraine with missiles and kamikaze drones. The sanctions list includes 12 Russian and 3 Iranian individuals, as well as the Iranian company MADO. All sanctioned individuals and entities are subject to an asset freeze and travel ban to the UK. – Official website of the British government

15:15

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 54 Ukrainian rescuers have been killed, and 178 have been injured. – Oleksandr Khorunzhyi, Press Officer of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

17:22

According to the results of the international conference in France, Ukraine will receive about $1 billion of financial aid from its foreign partners. These are about $500 million in grant funds and $500 million in goods, services, and additional credits. – Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine

18:45

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kharkiv, the Sumy, the Chernihiv, the Zaporizhzhia, the Luhansk, the Donetsk, the Mykolaiv, and the Kherson regions. 8 people were killed. 37 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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Women from the volunteer center “Zmist” in Poltava make a camouflage net for Ukrainian defenders.

By Elena Tita

Active construction of the fortifications on the second defense lines is currently ongoing in the Sumy and Kharkiv regions.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

On Independence Square in Kyiv, a peaceful demonstration was held by the families of Ukrainian defenders who were reported missing during hostilities. Currently, more than 37,000 Ukrainian citizens are considered missing under extraordinary circumstances, including Ukrainian soldiers.

By Andrii Yakymenko / Instagram

A rehabilitation center for Ukrainian soldiers who have partially or entirely lost their sight due to combat injuries in the Lviv region. Here, Ukrainian defenders learn to navigate in space, move on their own, cook food, work with a computer and mobile, and learn Braille.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

A rehabilitation center for Ukrainian soldiers who have partially or entirely lost their sight due to combat injuries in the Lviv region. Here, Ukrainian defenders learn to navigate in space, move on their own, cook food, work with a computer and mobile, and learn Braille.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

A Ukrainian soldier, Bohdan, call-sign “Khimik” from the 5th Assault Brigade of the AFU, cooks as his fellow soldier Serhii, call-sign “Moped,” plays with a cat after their return from a 4-day frontline rotation near Chasiv Yar, the Donetsk region. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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