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Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 17 October 2023 (approximation): 289430 troops; 4979 tanks; 9405 armored vehicles; 6936 artillery systems; 814 MLRS; 547 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 318 aircraft; 317 helicopters; 9293 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 20 military boats; 1 submarine; 5291 tactical UAVs; 982 special military equipment; 1533 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on October 17, Ukrainian defenders shot down 6 out of 6 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones and one enemy-guided air missile Kh-59 used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 508 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 1,136 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 1,419 Ukrainian children were reported missing, and 19,546 were deported. At the same time, 19,150 Ukrainian children were found, and 386 returned home. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Due to Russian military aggression, more than 28,000 civilian objects were destroyed in the Kyiv region. Most of them are housing. About 13,000 affected civilian objects have already been rebuilt. – Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least 2 citizens were killed. 2 more people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


The Armed Forces of Ukraine keep conducting a counteroffensive operation on the Melitopol axis. In particular, Ukrainian defenders had partial success in the area west of Verbove in the Zaporizhzhia region and advanced to a distance of about one kilometer. – Oleksandr Shtupun, Spokesman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On October 17, the European Parliament endorsed a proposal for a €50 billion facility to support Ukraine’s recovery, reconstruction, and modernization from 2024. – Official website of the European Parliament


President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed the use of ATACMS long-range missiles by Ukraine on the battlefield. — Zelenskyy’s evening address

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A woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.

By Viacheslav Madiievskyi / Ukrinform

On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.

Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

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