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Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 16 October 2023 (approximation): 288630 troops; 4965 tanks; 9385 armored vehicles; 6910 artillery systems; 814 MLRS; 547 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 318 aircraft; 317 helicopters; 9271 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 20 military boats; 1 submarine; 5280 tactical UAVs; 981 special military equipment; 1531 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue their counteroffensive operations on the Melitopol and Bakhmut axes, consolidating their positions. In addition, over the past day, Ukrainian missile troops hit 5 Russian artillery units and 2 enemy anti-aircraft defense systems. In the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 15 strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment and one strike on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on October 16, Ukrainian defenders shot down 11 out of 12 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones and 2 out of 5 guided air missiles Kh-59 used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Khmelnytskyi, Poltava, Kirovohrad, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. At least 11 citizens were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Ukraine has returned home four more Ukrainian children illegally deported by Russia. These are three boys – six, three, and nine years old, as well as a 17-year-old girl. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office


The number of servicewomen in the Armed Forces of Ukraine has increased by 40 percent compared to 2021. Currently, almost 43,000 women are serving in the Ukrainian army. – Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

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A boy runs through a playground covered in debris after a Russian strike in the town of Selydove, the Donetsk region. November 2023.

By Anatolii Stepanov / AFP / Getty Images

Pedestrians walk past exhibited destroyed Russian military vehicles blanketed in snow in front of the St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv. November 2023.

By Roman Pilipey / AFP / Getty Images

A 60-foot-long photograph of Irpin’s car cemetery has been erected in Little Ukraine, Manhattan, as a reminder that Russia’s war against Ukraine continues.

By Philip Buehler

A Ukrainian schoolboy is doing his homework at a Kyiv metro station during an air raid alert.

Photo from UNICEF Ukraine / Instagram

Numerous shell craters in a field on the frontline near Bakhmut, the Donetsk region, covered with snow. November 22, 2023.

By Alex Babenko / AP Photo

Burnt Russian military equipment in a snowy field near Kupiansk, the Kharkiv region. In particular, the Russian army has intensified its attacks on the Kupiansk-Lyman axis lately. November 21, 2023.

By Ozge Elif Kizil / Anadolu / Getty Images

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