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Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 18 April 2024 (approximation): 456960 troops; 7196 tanks; 13835 armored vehicles; 11637 artillery systems; 1046 MLRS; 760 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 347 aircraft; 325 helicopters; 15618 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 26 military boats; 1 submarine; 9284 tactical UAVs; 1915 special military equipment; 2093 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on April 18, Ukrainian defenders shot down 13 out of 13 Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack the Kherson, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk, Vinnytsia, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Khmelnytskyi regions. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Poltava, Vinnytsia, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytskyi, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least one citizen was killed, and 22 more were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Over the past eight months, about 40 million tons of cargo, including 26 million tons of Ukrainian grain, were exported through the Ukrainian sea corridor established after Russia withdrew from the Grain Initiative in July 2023. – Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine


Denmark became the first country to announce the purchase of weapons for the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Ukrainian manufacturers, allocating 200 million Danish kroner for this initiative. These funds will be provided as part of the new aid package for Ukraine worth approximately 2,2 billion Danish kroner. – Official website of the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine

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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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