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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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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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