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

By Anatolii Stepanov / AFP / Getty Images

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.

By Roman Pilipey / AFP / Getty Images

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.

By Philip Buehler

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

Photo from UNICEF Ukraine / Instagram

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

By Alex Babenko / AP Photo

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.

By Ozge Elif Kizil / Anadolu / Getty Images

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