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08:44

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

01:50

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

07:40

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

08:10

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

11:30

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

13:10

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

16:57

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

17:06

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

17:15

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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Ukrainian soldiers prepare a UAV for a launch to attack the positions of Russian forces at night.

Photo from the 36 Separate Marine Brigade named after Rear Admiral Mykhailo Bilynskyi

A crater from an enemy missile in the Buchanskyi district of the Kyiv region. Due to the massive Russian attack on February 15, 2024, about four dozen houses were damaged in the area. Fortunately, there are no casualties.

By Thomas Peter / Reuters

A man rides past a residential multi-story building damaged by a Russian missile strike. Lviv, February 15, 2024.

By Anastasiia Smolienko / Ukrinform

“Valentynka” (greeting card on St. Valentine’s Day) in the middle of broken glass on the floor of a school damaged by a Russian missile strike. Lviv, February 15, 2024.

By Anastasiia Smolienko / Ukrinform

On February 14, 2024, Russia launched a missile strike at the maternity ward and a five-story residential building in Selydove, the Donetsk region. Due to an attack, 3 people were killed, including a child and a pregnant woman, and another 12 were injured.

Photo from the National Police of Ukraine

A Ukrainian deputy commander, call sign “Chicken”, of the Separate Assault Battalion “Aidar” at the positions in the East of Ukraine while shooting a D30 howitzer. February 2024.

By Wojciech Grzedzinski

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