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07:44

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 18 December 2023 (approximation): 347160 troops; 5783 tanks; 10752 armored vehicles; 8175 artillery systems; 926 MLRS; 610 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 324 aircraft; 324 helicopters; 10822 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 22 military boats; 1 submarine; 6290 tactical UAVs; 1198 special military equipment; 1610 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

08:48

At night on December 18, Ukrainian defenders shot down 5 out of 5 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:52

Over the past week, Russian troops launched 41 missiles and 237 air strikes, as well as carried out 410 shellings from rocket launchers at the positions of Ukrainian forces and civil infrastructure objects. In addition, during the week, more than 650 combat clashes took place on the frontline. – Andrii Kovalov, Spokesman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

10:10

Over the past day, Ukrainian missile troops hit a Russian artillery unit and an enemy ammunition depot. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment and enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

11:28

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

16:20

By the end of 2023, about 1,500 Ukrainian soldiers will be completing military training organized by the Latvian government. – Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

17:21

On December 18, the European Union adopted the 12th package of sanctions against Russia. In particular, it includes a prohibition on the direct or indirect import, purchase, or transfer of diamonds from Russia, import-export controls, and restrictions against 29 new entities, as well as tighter compliance rules to support the implementation of the oil price cap. – Official website of the European Council

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Firefighters extinguish the fire at the industrial facility that broke out due to the fallen debris. At night on June 12, 2024, Russia attacked the Kyiv region with missiles and UAVs: at least one person was injured.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kyiv region

Olena Gubenko, 59, carries one of her dogs from a basement as she evacuates with them from the village of Ruski Tyshky, the Kharkiv region, due to constant Russian shellings. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers learn to operate the FPV drones at the military training center in the Zaporizhzhia region. June 2024.

By Elena Tita

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stand by the bonfire after sunset somewhere in the Ukrainian forest.

Photo from the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after Prince Volodymyr Monomakh

Children play football in Kharkiv with destroyed civilian infrastructure in the background. June 2024.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

Azov Brigade servicemen hold flares during the funeral of Nazar Hryntsevych, callsign “Grinka”, at a cemetery in Vinnytsia. Ukrainian defender of the Azov Brigade was killed on the battlefield fighting with Russian forces. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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