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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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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

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

Ukrainian defender Serhii received his first combat injury in 2015 in the East of Ukraine. He volunteered to defend Ukraine once again in 2022. However, in June 2023, Serhii was injured on the frontline: a man lost two arms and part of his foot.

By Marta Syrko

The funeral of Vladyslav Rykov, call sign “Magic”, a Ukrainian fighter pilot who participated in 385 military missions. A Russian missile hit his fighter jet during one of the combat flights.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

Olena cries at her damaged apartment following an overnight Russian shelling in Myrnohrad, the Donetsk region. February 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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