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03:04

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

06:26

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

08:35

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

10:40

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

13:13

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

16:25

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

16:46

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

17:46

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

18:46

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

20:43

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

21:16

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

21:34

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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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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