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Ukrainian air defense forces shot down a Russian missile in the Odesa region on September 16. – Serhii Bratchuk, Spokesman for the Odesa Regional Military Administration


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have fired more than 3,800 missiles at Ukraine, mostly at civilian targets. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


US President Joe Biden has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with a new military aid package. In particular, it will include military education and training for the Ukrainian servicemen. – Official website of the White House


The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a Russian 120 mm self-propelled mortar system “Nona-S”, an enemy self-propelled howitzer “Carnation”, a self-propelled anti-aircraft installation “Shilka”, 2 152-mm self-propelled howitzers “Msta-B”, and 2 Russian 120-mm mortars in the South of Ukraine on September 15. – Operational Command “South”


The US Department of the State has imposed sanctions against 23 Russian individuals and 31 legal entities. The sanctions list includes Maksym Oreshkin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Channel One, Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Russian Space Systems JSC, and others. – Oksana Markarova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian occupiers have damaged more than 25,000 civilian objects in Ukraine. – Yevhenii Yenin, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on September 15. 5 people were killed. 6 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 384 Ukrainian children have died, 753 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 16 September (approximation): 54050 troops; 2199 tanks; 4690 armored vehicles; 1302 artillery systems; 312 MLRS; 168 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 250 aircraft; 216 helicopters; 3550 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 15 military boats; 908 tactical UAVs; 121 special military equipment; 233 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Bakhmut and Donetsk directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On September 16, 5 more ships with Ukrainian agricultural products left the ports of Odesa through the “grain corridor”. – Official Twitter Account of the Turkish Ministry of National Defence


The Federal Council of Switzerland has suspended the simplified visa regime with Russia. – Press release of the Swiss government


Ukrainian law enforcement officers have found about 10 torture chambers in the liberated territories in the Kharkiv region. Russian aggressors illegally held and tortured here Ukrainian civilians. – Ihor Klymenko, Head of the National Police of Ukraine


Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 3 Russian cruise missiles Iskander-K and an enemy UAV Orlan-10 in the Dnipropetrovsk region on September 16. – Press service of the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kharkiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Donetsk, the Sumy, the Luhansk, the Mykolaiv, and the Kherson regions. 5 people were killed. 23 citizens were injured, including 4 children. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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Defender of Mariupol is back from Russian captivity after 4 months. September 21, 2022.

Photo from the Press Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Azovstal defenders released
215 Ukrainian defenders were released, including part of the soldiers from Azovstal. For the last four months they were in Russian captivity. September 21, 2022

Photo by Volodymyr Zolkin

Mykhailo Dianov, senior sergeant of the 36th brigade, in Azovstal. Dianov was among those, released from Russian captivity on September 21, 2022.

Photo by Dmytro “Orest” Kozatskyi

ukrainian serviceman died
People said their last goodbye to Roman Kosenko who died during the battles for Izium on March 9. Only after liberation of the city in September, it became possible to retrieve his body.

By Konstantin & Vlada Liberov

This man was one of the 17 buried in a mass grave in Izium. He lived and died defending Ukraine in the Armed Forces. 

By Yurii Larin

Mass burial site was found in the city of Izium after the Russian occupation.

By Marian Kushnir

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