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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”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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A boy runs through a playground covered in debris after a Russian strike in the town of Selydove, the Donetsk region. November 2023.

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Pedestrians walk past exhibited destroyed Russian military vehicles blanketed in snow in front of the St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv. November 2023.

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A 60-foot-long photograph of Irpin’s car cemetery has been erected in Little Ukraine, Manhattan, as a reminder that Russia’s war against Ukraine continues.

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A Ukrainian schoolboy is doing his homework at a Kyiv metro station during an air raid alert.

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Numerous shell craters in a field on the frontline near Bakhmut, the Donetsk region, covered with snow. November 22, 2023.

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Burnt Russian military equipment in a snowy field near Kupiansk, the Kharkiv region. In particular, the Russian army has intensified its attacks on the Kupiansk-Lyman axis lately. November 21, 2023.

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