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Russian occupiers have deported more than 3,000 civilians from Mariupol to a filtration prison in the village of Olenivka in the Donetsk region. – Petro Andriushchenko, Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol


The Embassy of India in Ukraine will reopen in Kyiv on May 17. – Daily newspaper Times of India


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 229 Ukrainian children have died, 421 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 16 May (approximation): 27700 troops; 1228 tanks; 2974 armored vehicles; 577 artillery systems; 195 MLRS; 89 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 200 aircraft; 165 helicopters; 2101 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 13 military boats; 427 tactical UAVs; 42 special military equipment; 97 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The governments of Ukraine and Japan have signed an agreement to provide Ukraine with a $100 million loan on preferential terms. – Ministry of Finance of Ukraine


Russian occupiers have introduced a “filtering” procedure in every temporarily occupied Ukrainian city. More than 37,000 Ukrainian citizens have already passed it. In particular, Ukrainians are interrogated, held in inhumane conditions, humiliated, and tortured. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


Russian aggressors have killed about 15 servicewomen and medics at the besieged Azovstal plant in Mariupol. – Vadym Boichenko, Mayor of Mariupol


Due to Russian military aggression, 2,500 consumers in 5 settlements of the Kyiv region remain without electricity supply. – Oleksii Kuleba, Head of the Humanitarian Center of the Kyiv Regional State Administration


A consignment of medicines worth over €100,000 has arrived in Lviv from Latvia. It will be distributed in emergency rooms in hospitals. – Embassy of Latvia in Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian aggressors have shelled the Mykolaiv, the Luhansk, the Kharkiv, the Donetsk, the Kherson, the Odesa, the Chernihiv, and the Sumy regions. 29 people have been killed. 57 citizens have been injured, 2 children are among them. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


On May 15, Russian occupiers deported about 340 Ukrainian citizens, including 52 children, from Mariupol to Russia. – Petro Andriushchenko, Adviser to the mayor of Mariupol


The European Union has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with a new military aid package of €500 million worth. – Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

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Until February 24, 2022, Andrii made furniture. Since then, he has volunteered and dyed fabrics in khaki colors. From his products, other volunteers make camouflage nets for Ukrainian soldiers.

By Elena Tita

A Ukrainian soldier with the call sign “Chornyi” makes his signature coffee “on gunpowder”: he throws the remains of gunpowder into the fire to make it stronger and heat the water for coffee. The Donetsk region.

By Kostiantyn Liberov and Vlada Liberova

A couple of Ukrainian combat medics with the callsigns “Pion” and “Frits”. They have known each other for seven months and have been married for four. The Donetsk region.

By Kostiantyn Liberov and Vlada Liberova

A child, injured by Russian shelling, in the national specialized children’s hospital Okhmatdyt in Kyiv.

Photo from Okhmatdyt

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, honored the memory of the Bucha residents killed by Russian invaders during the temporary occupation of the city. March 31, 2023.

Photo from the Presidential Office of Ukraine

This small icon belongs to the Ukrainian defender Yaryk. His pea jacket with all his things caught fire because of the Russian shelling. Everything burned down except for this icon. Since then, Yaryk always carries it with him. March 29, 2023, the Donetsk region.

By Kostiantyn Liberov and Vlada Liberova

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