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00:57

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

01:42

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

02:06

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

07:22

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

08:02

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

08:16

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

10:01

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

13:00

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

14:16

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

15:32

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

16:24

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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Women from the volunteer center “Zmist” in Poltava make a camouflage net for Ukrainian defenders.

By Elena Tita

Active construction of the fortifications on the second defense lines is currently ongoing in the Sumy and Kharkiv regions.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

On Independence Square in Kyiv, a peaceful demonstration was held by the families of Ukrainian defenders who were reported missing during hostilities. Currently, more than 37,000 Ukrainian citizens are considered missing under extraordinary circumstances, including Ukrainian soldiers.

By Andrii Yakymenko / Instagram

A rehabilitation center for Ukrainian soldiers who have partially or entirely lost their sight due to combat injuries in the Lviv region. Here, Ukrainian defenders learn to navigate in space, move on their own, cook food, work with a computer and mobile, and learn Braille.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

A rehabilitation center for Ukrainian soldiers who have partially or entirely lost their sight due to combat injuries in the Lviv region. Here, Ukrainian defenders learn to navigate in space, move on their own, cook food, work with a computer and mobile, and learn Braille.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

A Ukrainian soldier, Bohdan, call-sign “Khimik” from the 5th Assault Brigade of the AFU, cooks as his fellow soldier Serhii, call-sign “Moped,” plays with a cat after their return from a 4-day frontline rotation near Chasiv Yar, the Donetsk region. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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