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00:24

Russian aggressors fired missiles at the city of Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region on February 15. An apartment building was hit, and as a result, the upper floors were destroyed. 3 people were killed. 11 injured victims were hospitalized. Rescue and search operations were finished. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

07:54

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 16 February 2023 (approximation): 140460 troops; 3296 tanks; 6517 armored vehicles; 2306 artillery systems; 466 MLRS; 239 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 298 aircraft; 287 helicopters; 5167 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2012 tactical UAVs; 219 special military equipment; 857 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

07:57

At night on February 16, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 16 out of 36 Russian missiles launched at critical infrastructure facilities in different regions of Ukraine. – Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

08:24

Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on February 15. 6 people were killed. 13 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

08:58

In the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine made more than 20 aircraft flights and hit 15 enemy positions. In addition, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down a Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter and an enemy drone. – Press service of the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces

10:13

Russian troops launched another massive missile attack on Ukraine on February 16. In particular, enemy missiles hit critical infrastructure facilities in the Lviv and Poltava regions. In the Kirovohrad region, Russian forces fired missiles at an infrastructure object. In addition, enemy missiles hit the city of Pavlohrad in the Dnipropetrovsk region. 1 woman was killed, and 7 more people were injured. Local private houses and an industrial enterprise were damaged. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

11:30

On February 15, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 6 locations with Russian soldiers, 2 enemy command posts, and 2 Russian ammunition depots. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

13:35

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Lviv, Kirovohrad, Chernihiv, Sumy, Poltava, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. 7 people were killed. 23 citizens were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

15:41

On February 16, the Parliament of the Slovak Republic recognized the Russian regime as a terrorist one and the Russian Federation as a state that supports terrorism. – Press service of the Slovak Parliament

16:29

The Norwegian Parliament has approved a five-year aid package for Ukraine worth NOK 75 billion (about €7 billion). In particular, in 2023, NOK 7,5 billion will be allocated as civilian support, and NOK 7,5 billion will be used to provide military support for Ukraine. – Official website of the Norwegian Parliament

18:00

Another exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia has taken place. 100 Ukrainian defenders and 1 civilian have returned home. Among them are 94 defenders of Mariupol, including 63 soldiers from “Azovstal”. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office

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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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