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Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 15 December 2023 (approximation): 343890 troops; 5706 tanks; 10654 armored vehicles; 8099 artillery systems; 920 MLRS; 605 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 324 aircraft; 324 helicopters; 10699 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 22 military boats; 1 submarine; 6226 tactical UAVs; 1189 special military equipment; 1608 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on December 15, Ukrainian defenders shot down 14 out of 14 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack the Mykolaiv, Kherson, Poltava, and Khmelnytskyi regions. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Over the past day, about 110 combat clashes took place on the frontline. At the same time, Ukrainian missile troops hit a Russian command post and two enemy ammunition depots. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out two strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment. Ukrainian forces also shot down a Russian aeroballistic missile Kh-47M “Kyndzhal”. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On December 15, the Japanese government announced an import ban on non-industrial diamonds from Russia since January 1, 2024. Japan also imposed new sanctions against 19 Russian natural persons and 43 legal entities, which include asset freezing. – Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan


The World Bank allocates an additional $1,34 billion to Ukraine. These funds will be used to pay pensions, teachers’ salaries, support for IDPs, and other priority expenditures of the Ukrainian state budget. – Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine


Russian forces continue offensive actions in the operating area of the “Tavriia” operational-strategic group of Ukrainian troops in the East of Ukraine. In the last three days, Ukrainian defenders repelled more than 240 enemy attacks. In particular, the total losses of Russian forces over the past day are 414 people. In addition, Ukrainian defenders destroyed 23 units of enemy military equipment. – Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, Commander of “Tavriia” operational-strategic group of troops


Russia was excluded from the International Danube Commission due to its missile and drone strikes on the Lower Danube. – Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Khmelnytskyi, Poltava, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least one citizen was killed. Two more people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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Firefighters extinguish the fire at the industrial facility that broke out due to the fallen debris. At night on June 12, 2024, Russia attacked the Kyiv region with missiles and UAVs: at least one person was injured.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kyiv region

Olena Gubenko, 59, carries one of her dogs from a basement as she evacuates with them from the village of Ruski Tyshky, the Kharkiv region, due to constant Russian shellings. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers learn to operate the FPV drones at the military training center in the Zaporizhzhia region. June 2024.

By Elena Tita

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stand by the bonfire after sunset somewhere in the Ukrainian forest.

Photo from the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after Prince Volodymyr Monomakh

Children play football in Kharkiv with destroyed civilian infrastructure in the background. June 2024.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

Azov Brigade servicemen hold flares during the funeral of Nazar Hryntsevych, callsign “Grinka”, at a cemetery in Vinnytsia. Ukrainian defender of the Azov Brigade was killed on the battlefield fighting with Russian forces. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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