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Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 14 December 2023 (approximation): 342800 troops; 5692 tanks; 10616 armored vehicles; 8088 artillery systems; 920 MLRS; 605 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 324 aircraft; 324 helicopters; 10675 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 22 military boats; 1 submarine; 6206 tactical UAVs; 1185 special military equipment; 1606 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on December 14, Ukrainian defenders shot down 41 out of 42 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack the Odesa region. In addition, Russian forces targeted the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions with six anti-aircraft-guided missiles S-300. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Over the past day, about 120 combat clashes took place on the frontline. At the same time, Ukrainian missile troops hit a Russian command post and an enemy ammunition depot. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out five strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On December 14, Ukraine received the third tranche of financing of about $900 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) Arrangement. These funds will be used to finance the priority expenditures of Ukraine’s state budget. – Official website of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine


The Estonian government has approved the decision to send €80 million military aid package to Ukraine, including Javelin anti-tank missiles. – Official X (Twitter) of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia


The Swedish government has approved a winter package of €124 million for Ukraine to support the civil infrastructure. – Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union


The German government has transferred Ukraine a new military aid package. In particular, it includes one air defence system Patriot with spare parts and missiles; 9 tracked all-terrain vehicles Bandvagn 206; more than 7,000 rounds 155mm ammunition; 14 drone detection systems; 8 trucks Zetros; and other capabilities. – Official website of the Federal government of Germany

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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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