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On June 15, the Croatian government recognized the 1932-1933 Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people. – Andrei Plenkovych, Prime Minister of Croatia


Spain will transfer 20 armored personnel carriers and a field hospital to Ukraine. Military aid also includes four Leopard 2A4 tanks that were under repair. – Press service of the Ministry of Defence of Spain


On June 16, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 2 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones in the Mykolaiv region, used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 16 June 2023 (approximation): 218500 troops; 3965 tanks; 7683 armored vehicles; 3812 artillery systems; 606 MLRS; 364 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 314 aircraft; 301 helicopters; 6519 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 3357 tactical UAVs; 519 special military equipment; 1199 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. 2 citizens were killed. 14 people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


On June 16, at 11 a.m., Russian troops attacked the Kyiv region with cruise missiles Kalibr and air ballistic missiles Kh-47 Kinzhal. Ukrainian defenders shot down all enemy 6 cruise missiles Kalibr and 6 air ballistic missiles Kh-47 Kinzhal. In addition, Ukrainian forces destroyed two Russian reconnaissance drones. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Swedish government has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with a new military aid package of almost one and a half million euros. In addition, Sweden will train Ukrainian pilots on Swedish JAS 39 Gripen fourth-generation multipurpose fighters. – Official website of the Swedish government


As a result of a Russian air attack on the Kyiv region, 7 people were injured, including two children. Due to the fallen debris, 3 private houses were destroyed, and 30 more were damaged. – Andrii Niebytov, Head of the National Police in the Kyiv region


On June 16, Russian troops shelled Kherson. Due to an attack, 23 people were injured, including 3 children. A local medical facility, a kindergarten, a supermarket, residential buildings, cars, and power lines were damaged. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office

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Firefighters extinguish the fire at the industrial facility that broke out due to the fallen debris. At night on June 12, 2024, Russia attacked the Kyiv region with missiles and UAVs: at least one person was injured.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kyiv region

Olena Gubenko, 59, carries one of her dogs from a basement as she evacuates with them from the village of Ruski Tyshky, the Kharkiv region, due to constant Russian shellings. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers learn to operate the FPV drones at the military training center in the Zaporizhzhia region. June 2024.

By Elena Tita

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stand by the bonfire after sunset somewhere in the Ukrainian forest.

Photo from the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after Prince Volodymyr Monomakh

Children play football in Kharkiv with destroyed civilian infrastructure in the background. June 2024.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

Azov Brigade servicemen hold flares during the funeral of Nazar Hryntsevych, callsign “Grinka”, at a cemetery in Vinnytsia. Ukrainian defender of the Azov Brigade was killed on the battlefield fighting with Russian forces. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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