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On March 16, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 70 Russian attacks in the Lymanskyi, Bakhmutskyi, Avdiivskyi, Marinskyi, and Shakhtarskyi directions. In the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 7 strikes on locations with Russian troops. In addition, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 5 Russian command posts, an enemy fuel and lubricants warehouse, 2 enemy radar stations, a Russian electronic warfare station, and an enemy anti-aircraft missile system in a firing position. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on March 16. 2 people were killed. 8 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 17 March 2023 (approximation): 163320 troops; 3506 tanks; 6823 armored vehicles; 2552 artillery systems; 504 MLRS; 265 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 305 aircraft; 290 helicopters; 5401 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2145 tactical UAVs; 258 special military equipment; 907 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Government of Slovakia has approved transferring 13 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine. – Eduard Heger, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

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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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