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08:55

Air defence forces shot down 13 Russian drones that attacked the port infrastructure of the Odesa and Mykolaiv regions at night. – Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:06

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 16 August 2023 (approximation): 255570 troops; 4324 tanks; 8380 armored vehicles; 5152 artillery systems; 714 MLRS; 485 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 315 aircraft; 314 helicopters; 7614 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 4248 tactical UAVs; 773 special military equipment; 1404 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:47

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked 10 regions of Ukraine. At least 4 people were killed, and 16 civilians were injured by Russian shelling. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

11:10

The first vessel used the temporary corridor established for civilian vessels to/from the Black Sea ports of Ukraine. The container ship JOSEPH SCHULTE (Hong Kong flag) has left the port of Odesa, where it had been since February 23, 2022. – Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine

12:50

This morning, the Russian forces shelled the center of Kherson and the Kherson region. Three people were wounded in the city, and two in the region; two more residents of the villages were injured during the night attack. — Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of Kherson Regional Military Administration

15:40

The European Commission has decided that €135 million of the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument, originally planned for programmes with Russia and Belarus, will be transferred to strengthen cooperation with Ukraine and Moldova. — The European Commission official website

16:00

Romania will participate in the training of the Ukrainian military within the European Union’s military assistance mission and host the future regional training hub for F-16 pilots, a center that will serve Romanian, NATO, and Ukrainian pilots alike. — Klaus Iohannis, the president of Romania

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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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