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Sweden will provide Ukraine with 10 Leopard tanks. Norway and the United States will transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine 2 new NASAMS air defense systems. – Lloyd Austin, US Secretary of Defense


Defence Minister of Canada Anita Anand has announced additional military donations to Ukraine. It will include approximately 8,000 rounds of 155mm ammunition, 12 air defense missiles, and more than 1,800 rounds of 105mm training ammunition for Leopard 1 tanks. – Official website of the Canadian government


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have launched almost 5,000 missiles and 3,500 air strikes on the territory of Ukraine. In addition, 1,100 drone attacks by Russian troops were recorded. – Danylo Kubai, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna


On March 15, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 16 strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment. In addition, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit a Russian command post, 2 enemy radar stations, a Russian electronic warfare station, and an enemy anti-aircraft missile system in a firing position. Moreover, Ukrainian defenders shot down an enemy Su-25 aircraft and 13 Russian drones of various types. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on March 15. 1 person was killed. 11 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 16 March 2023 (approximation): 162560 troops; 3504 tanks; 6810 armored vehicles; 2539 artillery systems; 503 MLRS; 265 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 305 aircraft; 289 helicopters; 5394 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2145 tactical UAVs; 257 special military equipment; 907 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 464 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 935 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 378 Ukrainian children were reported missing and 16,226 were deported. At the same time, 10,464 Ukrainian children were found and 308 returned home. – Press service of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, and Kherson regions. 16 citizens were injured. 6 people were killed. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


The Polish government will transfer 4 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in the coming days. – Andrzej Duda, President of Poland


The German government has transferred to Ukraine a new military aid package. In particular, it includes 500 pistols SFP9; 2 hangar tents; 5,000 projectiles 155mm; 155mm precision-guided ammunition; ammunition for multiple rocket launchers MARS II; 2 lift trucks; 25 generators; and 4 mobile antenna mast systems. – Official website of the Federal government of Germany


Ukraine and the European Union have extended for one more year the agreement, which cancels the need for Ukrainian carriers to obtain appropriate permits for bilateral and transit traffic to EU states. – Press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

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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

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