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The British government has announced its most significant military aid package for Ukraine. In particular, it will include a company of Challenger 2 tanks, 8 AS90 self-propelled guns, 100 units of armored vehicles, including the FV430 Bulldog Armored Personnel Carrier, a £28 million demining package, dozens of UAVs, 100 thousand artillery shells, hundreds of “advanced missiles”, including the Starstreak, as well as spare parts for hundreds of Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles. – Ben Wallace, UK Secretary of State for Defence


As of January 16, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 7,031 deaths and 11,327 injuries to civilians in Ukraine due to Russian military aggression [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – OHCHR


On January 16, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 11 locations with Russian soldiers, an enemy command post, a Russian ammunition depot, and an enemy fuel and lubricants warehouse. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 17 January (approximation): 116950 troops; 3121 tanks; 6215 armored vehicles; 2104 artillery systems; 441 MLRS; 220 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 286 aircraft; 276 helicopters; 4877 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 17 military boats; 1872 tactical UAVs; 190 special military equipment; 749 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 456 Ukrainian children have died, 897 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


On January 16, Russian troops killed 9 and injured 10 Ukrainian civilians in the Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, and Kherson regions. – Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office


Russian aggressors fired missiles at Dnipro in the Dnipropetrovsk region on January 14. An enemy missile hit a local apartment building, and an entrance with 72 apartments was destroyed. 44 people were killed. 75 citizens were injured. – Borys Filatov, Mayor of Dnipro


The European Union has announced the allocation to Ukraine of the first tranche of €3 billion within the macro-financial assistance program for €18 billion in 2023. – Elisabeth Svantesson, Minister of Finance of Sweden


At 1:00 p.m. on January 17, search and rescue operations in the city of Dnipro at the site of the Russian rocket attack were completed. 39 people were saved, including 6 children, 44 people died, including 5 children, and 79 people were injured, including 16 children. – Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian occupiers have forcibly deported almost 14,000 Ukrainian children to the Russian Federation. Currently, about 125 children have been returned to Ukraine. – Daria Herasymchuk, Adviser – Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights and Rehabilitation

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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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