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The Latvian government has transferred to Ukraine 6 M109 howitzers. – Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defence of Ukraine


The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a Russian 152-mm gun-howitzer in the South of Ukraine on August 15. – Operational Command “South”


As part of the “grain initiative”, the cargo ship BRAVE COMMANDER left the Ukrainian “Southern” port on August 16 with 23,000 tons of wheat for Ethiopia. – Press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on August 15. 1 person was killed. 2 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


As of July 16, 1,352 dead bodies of Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the Kyiv region. – Andrii Niebytov, Kyiv regional police chief


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 16 August (approximation): 43900 troops; 1880 tanks; 4152 armored vehicles; 989 artillery systems; 263 MLRS; 136 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 233 aircraft; 196 helicopters; 3049 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 15 military boats; 790 tactical UAVs; 92 special military equipment; 190 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Donetsk direction. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Ukraine has returned the bodies of another 19 dead Ukrainian servicemen. – Press service of the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories


The government of Ukraine has received €200 million from Italy under the agreement on a loan on preferential terms. These funds will be used for financing expenditures, in particular for paying salaries to teachers in general secondary educational institutions. – Press service of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of Ukraine destroyed Russian field ammunition depots with fuel, lubricants, and ammunition in the South and the East of Ukraine. – Yurii Ihnat, Spokesman for the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


Rocket attacks on the city of Orikhiv in the Zaporizhzhia region on August 16. 1 woman was killed. 6 citizens were injured. Local residential buildings and the civilian infrastructure were damaged. – Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kharkiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Donetsk, the Luhansk, the Mykolaiv, the Kherson, the Zaporizhzhia, and the Zhytomyr regions. 3 people were killed. 16 citizens were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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The first Canadian Leopard 2 tank for the Armed Forces of Ukraine has arrived in Poland.

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Yaroslava, the daughter of killed Ukrainian soldier Ihor Bezohliuk, puts his photo on the part of the memorial wall for Ukrainian defenders who died since the full-scale Russian invasion. February 2023.

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People look at destroyed Russian military vehicles on display in Mykhailivskyi Square in Kyiv. February 2023.

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Volunteer workers are building a roof over a house destroyed during the Russian occupation. Bucha, the Kyiv region. February 2023.

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People walk past anti-tank metal barriers known as “hedgehogs” at Independence Square in Kyiv. February 2023.

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