To News and Stories


Timeline of war
December 13 Logo

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

War News

See the war

Mykhailo Bakaliuk, 41, a Ukrainian amputee soldier injured during the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Zaporizhzhia region, uses a machine to learn how to walk with a prosthetic leg. Lviv, September 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP News Agency

Bohdan, a Ukrainian soldier from the 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade “Edelveis,” keeps practicing playing his musical instrument, a trembita, when he has free time.

By Kostiantyn Liberov & Vlada Liberova

A road sign damaged by cluster munition due to a Russian shelling on the outskirts of Kharkiv.

By Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

A Ukrainian serviceman stands in position near the border with Belarus in the Zhytomyr region. September 2023.

By Gleb Garanich / Reuters

A Ukrainian soldier is preparing to release a drone that will fly over temporarily occupied territories in search of Russian heavy weapons and air defense installations. September 2023.

By Lynsey Addario

At night on September 25, 2023, Russian forces targeted the port infrastructure in Odesa with drones and missiles. Due to another enemy attack, a well-known city location — a seaport building with a nearby hotel, as well as a grain warehouse, suffered destruction.

By Andrii Stavnitser / Facebook

how Ukraine lived before the war Explore peaceful Ukraine