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Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian occupiers have damaged 2,700 and destroyed 337 educational establishments in Ukraine. – Yaroslav Shanko, Deputy Head of the Juvenile Prevention Directorate of the National Police


As of November 17, 63 dead bodies of Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the Kherson region. – Denys Monastyrskyi, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine


The “grain initiative”, which allows Ukraine to export its agricultural products through Black Sea ports, has been extended for 120 days. The United Nations and Turkey have remained its guarantors. Since the beginning of the “grain initiative”, Ukraine has exported more than 11 million tons of its agricultural products to 38 countries worldwide. – Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 17 November (approximation): 83110 troops; 2878 tanks; 5804 armored vehicles; 1860 artillery systems; 393 MLRS; 209 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 278 aircraft; 261 helicopters; 4362 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1531 tactical UAVs; 160 special military equipment; 474 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On November 17, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 4 Russian cruise missiles and 5 Iranian «Shahed» kamikaze drones in the Kyiv region. – Press service of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration


Over the last week, Russian aggressors launched 148 missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine, of which 111 — on November 15, at critical infrastructure facilities. – Oleksii Hromov, Deputy head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


As of November 17, 991 dead bodies of Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the liberated territories of Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Kherson, and Kharkiv regions. – Oleksii Serhieiev, Head of the Organizational and Analytical Support and Operational Response Department of the National Police of Ukraine


During the counteroffensive in the South of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have entered the border along the right bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region. Almost 200 settlements have already been liberated. – Oleksii Hromov, Deputy head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Rocket attacks on Dnipro in the Dnipropetrovsk region on November 17. 23 people were injured, including a 15-year-old girl. 15 injured victims were hospitalized. Local residential buildings and an enterprise were damaged. – Borys Filatov, Mayor of Dnipro


Russian occupiers shelled the Zaporizhzhia region at night on November 17. Local private houses were destroyed. 7 people were killed. There may also be other victims under the rubble. The rescue operation is ongoing. – Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Dnipropetrovsk, the Odesa, the Kyiv, the Kharkiv, the Zaporizhzhia, the Donetsk, the Sumy, the Luhansk, the Kherson, and the Chernihiv regions. 9 people were killed. 40 citizens were injured, including 1 child [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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A crater from an enemy missile in the Buchanskyi district of the Kyiv region. Due to the massive Russian attack on February 15, 2024, about four dozen houses were damaged in the area. Fortunately, there are no casualties.

By Thomas Peter / Reuters

On February 14, 2024, Russia launched a missile strike at the maternity ward and a five-story residential building in Selydove, the Donetsk region. Due to an attack, 3 people were killed, including a child and a pregnant woman, and another 12 were injured.

Photo from the National Police of Ukraine

A Ukrainian deputy commander, call sign “Chicken”, of the Separate Assault Battalion “Aidar” at the positions in the East of Ukraine while shooting a D30 howitzer. February 2024.

By Wojciech Grzedzinski

Ukrainian defender Serhii received his first combat injury in 2015 in the East of Ukraine. He volunteered to defend Ukraine once again in 2022. However, in June 2023, Serhii was injured on the frontline: a man lost two arms and part of his foot.

By Marta Syrko

The funeral of Vladyslav Rykov, call sign “Magic”, a Ukrainian fighter pilot who participated in 385 military missions. A Russian missile hit his fighter jet during one of the combat flights.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

Olena cries at her damaged apartment following an overnight Russian shelling in Myrnohrad, the Donetsk region. February 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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