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01:53

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have committed 49,219 war crimes against Ukraine and its citizens. – Press service of the National Police of Ukraine

09:52

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 18 December (approximation): 98280 troops; 2987 tanks; 5963 armored vehicles; 1948 artillery systems; 410 MLRS; 211 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 281 aircraft; 264 helicopters; 4579 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1649 tactical UAVs; 174 special military equipment; 653 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

19:20

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Sumy, the Zaporizhzhia, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kharkiv, the Luhansk, the Donetsk, the Mykolaiv, and the Kherson regions. 6 people were killed. 14 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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The first Canadian Leopard 2 tank for the Armed Forces of Ukraine has arrived in Poland.

Photo from the Department of National Defence/Handout via Reuters (Reuters)

Yaroslava, the daughter of killed Ukrainian soldier Ihor Bezohliuk, puts his photo on the part of the memorial wall for Ukrainian defenders who died since the full-scale Russian invasion. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

People look at destroyed Russian military vehicles on display in Mykhailivskyi Square in Kyiv. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

Volunteer workers are building a roof over a house destroyed during the Russian occupation. Bucha, the Kyiv region. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

People walk past anti-tank metal barriers known as “hedgehogs” at Independence Square in Kyiv. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

Recently released from Russian captivity, the Ukrainian defender Maksym Kolesnykov tastes a fresh apple for the first time in almost a year.

Photo from the Presidential Office of Ukraine

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