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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

See the war

In Kramatorsk, rescues dismantle rubble of a residential building destroyed by Russian missile on February 1, 2023.

By Serhii Korovainyi

Russian troops fired missiles at the residential sector of Kramatorsk, the Donetsk region. A residential building was destroyed. February 1, 2023.

Photo from Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

A man walks near a damaged building in Bakhmut in the Donetsk region. Constant Russian shelling turned the city into ruins.

By Peter Batanov

Farewell to volunteer Andrew Bagshaw in Kyiv. The British volunteer was killed by Russian forces during a humanitarian evacuation near Soledar in the Donetsk region in January 2023.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

Russian troops fired missiles at the residential building in Kharkiv on January 30, 2023. An older woman was killed, and three more people were injured.

By Yevhenii Zavhorodnii

Ukrainian defender Serhii lost his leg in the battle near Izium, in the Kharkiv region. In this photo, he holds his newborn son.

By Marta Syrko

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