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On May 16, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 55 Russian attacks in the Bakhmut, Lyman, Avdiivka, and Marinka axes. In addition, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 3 Russian electronic warfare stations, 4 enemy ammunition depots, and a Russian fuel and lubricants warehouse. In the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 14 strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment and 4 strikes on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. Ukrainian defenders also shot down 16 enemy UAVs. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 17 May 2023 (approximation): 200590 troops; 3771 tanks; 7365 armored vehicles; 3166 artillery systems; 562 MLRS; 318 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 308 aircraft; 294 helicopters; 6067 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2748 tactical UAVs; 417 special military equipment; 982 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On May 16, Russian troops fired missiles at Mykolaiv. Due to an attack, a shopping center and a car dealership were partially destroyed. Local shops, a public transport stop, and an object of industrial infrastructure were damaged. Also, 6 multi-storey buildings were damaged in the city. One person was injured. – Oleksandr Sienkevych, Mayor of Mykolaiv


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 481 Ukrainian children have died, 977 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Russian aggressors shelled the Donetsk region on May 16. 5 citizens were killed and 7 injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


At the European Council summit in Reykjavík, a political declaration was signed on creating a register of damages caused by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. – Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. 6 citizens were killed. 18 people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


On May 17, Russian troops shelled the settlement of Zelenivka in the Kherson region. 1 child was killed, and 2 more people were injured. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office

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Firefighters extinguish the fire at the industrial facility that broke out due to the fallen debris. At night on June 12, 2024, Russia attacked the Kyiv region with missiles and UAVs: at least one person was injured.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kyiv region

Olena Gubenko, 59, carries one of her dogs from a basement as she evacuates with them from the village of Ruski Tyshky, the Kharkiv region, due to constant Russian shellings. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers learn to operate the FPV drones at the military training center in the Zaporizhzhia region. June 2024.

By Elena Tita

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stand by the bonfire after sunset somewhere in the Ukrainian forest.

Photo from the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after Prince Volodymyr Monomakh

Children play football in Kharkiv with destroyed civilian infrastructure in the background. June 2024.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

Azov Brigade servicemen hold flares during the funeral of Nazar Hryntsevych, callsign “Grinka”, at a cemetery in Vinnytsia. Ukrainian defender of the Azov Brigade was killed on the battlefield fighting with Russian forces. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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