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07:24

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

08:08

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

09:09

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

10:00

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

10:35

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

11:25

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

12:47

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

13:00

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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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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