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Over the past day, Ukrainian missile troops hit 2 locations with Russian troops and military equipment, 2 enemy anti-aircraft missile systems, 11 Russian artillery units at the firing positions, 3 enemy ammunition depots, and a Russian electronic warfare station. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 9 strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 18 September 2023 (approximation): 272940 troops; 4623 tanks; 8834 armored vehicles; 6027 artillery systems; 776 MLRS; 525 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 315 aircraft; 316 helicopters; 8571 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 20 military boats; 1 submarine; 4769 tactical UAVs; 901 special military equipment; 1462 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on September 18, Ukrainian defenders shot down 18 out of 24 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones and 17 out of 17 enemy cruise missiles Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 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, 504 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 1,123 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 1,231 Ukrainian children were reported missing, and 19,546 were deported. At the same time, 17,772 Ukrainian children were found, and 386 returned home. – Press service of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Khmelnytska, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least 4 citizens were killed. 12 more people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Ukraine has returned home two more Ukrainian children from the temporarily occupied territories. – Dmytro Lubinets, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

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Mykhailo Bakaliuk, 41, a Ukrainian amputee soldier injured during the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Zaporizhzhia region, uses a machine to learn how to walk with a prosthetic leg. Lviv, September 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP News Agency

Bohdan, a Ukrainian soldier from the 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade “Edelveis,” keeps practicing playing his musical instrument, a trembita, when he has free time.

By Kostiantyn Liberov & Vlada Liberova

A road sign damaged by cluster munition due to a Russian shelling on the outskirts of Kharkiv.

By Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

A Ukrainian serviceman stands in position near the border with Belarus in the Zhytomyr region. September 2023.

By Gleb Garanich / Reuters

A Ukrainian soldier is preparing to release a drone that will fly over temporarily occupied territories in search of Russian heavy weapons and air defense installations. September 2023.

By Lynsey Addario

At night on September 25, 2023, Russian forces targeted the port infrastructure in Odesa with drones and missiles. Due to another enemy attack, a well-known city location — a seaport building with a nearby hotel, as well as a grain warehouse, suffered destruction.

By Andrii Stavnitser / Facebook

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