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06:11

On October 16, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 2 Russian 152-mm self-propelled howitzers “Msta-B”, 3 Russian 152-mm hull self-propelled guns “Hyacinth-S”, an enemy mortar, a Russian anti-aircraft missile system Tor, and en enemy electronic warfare station in the South of Ukraine. – Operational Command “South”

08:23

Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on October 16. 11 people were killed. 10 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

08:47

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 17 October (approximation): 65320 troops; 2537 tanks; 5205 armored vehicles; 1599 artillery systems; 366 MLRS; 187 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 268 aircraft; 242 helicopters; 3969 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1241 tactical UAVs; 144 special military equipment; 316 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Avdiivka and Bakhmut directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:05

At night on October 17, the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down 26 «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones in the South of Ukraine. – Yurii Ihnat, Spokesman for the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces

09:48

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 423 Ukrainian children have died, 811 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office

10:49

As of October 17, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 11 more Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones in the North and the Center of Ukraine. – Yurii Ihnat, Spokesman for the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces

13:38

On Monday morning, Russian troops attacked different regions of Ukraine with 43 drones. Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 37 enemy drones. – Denys Monastyrskyi, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

14:14

On October 17, 5 more ships left Ukrainian ports “Odesa”, “Chornomorsk”, and “Pivdennyi” through the “grain corridor”. 122,300 tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

14:33

The European Union has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with a new military aid package of €500 million worth. In particular, it will include €490 million for military equipment designed to deliver lethal force for defensive purposes. Moreover, another €10 million is intended to cover the provision of equipment and supplies, such as personal protective equipment, first aid kits, and fuel. – Press release of the European Council

17:39

Due to morning shellings by Russian troops, there is no electricity in 585 Ukrainian settlements. – Yevhenii Yenin, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

17:43

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Sumy, the Zaporizhzhia, the Donetsk, the Kyiv, the Mykolaiv, the Odesa, the Sumy, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kharkiv, the Luhansk, the Kherson, the Khmelnytskyi, and the Vinnytsia regions. 19 people were killed. 31 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

See the war

The price of freedom. Bakhmut, the Donetsk region. November 2022.

By Serhii Nuzhnenko

Serhii watched with pursed lips as the bodies of his father and grandmother were pulled out from a grave near their home in the Kherson region. Russian murderers shot them in their heads.

By Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

A wounded man and his wife after a Russian strike in Kherson.

By Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Trenches near Bakhmut. In the cold and mud, Ukrainian soldiers fight the Russian invaders back.

By Victor Borinets

Serhii was only 2 days old, when his life was cynically taken by a Russian missile. It crashed into the hospital’s maternity ward in Vilniansk, the Zaporizhzhia region. November 2022.

By Heidi Levine for The Washington Post

Serhii was only 2 days old, when his life was cynically taken by a Russian missile. It crashed into the hospital’s maternity ward in Vilniansk, the Zaporizhzhia region. November 2022.

By Heidi Levine for The Washington Post

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