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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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Mykhailo Bakaliuk, 41, a Ukrainian amputee soldier injured during the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Zaporizhzhia region, uses a machine to learn how to walk with a prosthetic leg. Lviv, September 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP News Agency

Bohdan, a Ukrainian soldier from the 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade “Edelveis,” keeps practicing playing his musical instrument, a trembita, when he has free time.

By Kostiantyn Liberov & Vlada Liberova

A road sign damaged by cluster munition due to a Russian shelling on the outskirts of Kharkiv.

By Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

A Ukrainian serviceman stands in position near the border with Belarus in the Zhytomyr region. September 2023.

By Gleb Garanich / Reuters

A Ukrainian soldier is preparing to release a drone that will fly over temporarily occupied territories in search of Russian heavy weapons and air defense installations. September 2023.

By Lynsey Addario

At night on September 25, 2023, Russian forces targeted the port infrastructure in Odesa with drones and missiles. Due to another enemy attack, a well-known city location — a seaport building with a nearby hotel, as well as a grain warehouse, suffered destruction.

By Andrii Stavnitser / Facebook

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