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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 woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.

By Viacheslav Madiievskyi / Ukrinform

On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.

Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

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