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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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Ukrainian soldiers prepare a UAV for a launch to attack the positions of Russian forces at night.

Photo from the 36 Separate Marine Brigade named after Rear Admiral Mykhailo Bilynskyi

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

A man rides past a residential multi-story building damaged by a Russian missile strike. Lviv, February 15, 2024.

By Anastasiia Smolienko / Ukrinform

“Valentynka” (greeting card on St. Valentine’s Day) in the middle of broken glass on the floor of a school damaged by a Russian missile strike. Lviv, February 15, 2024.

By Anastasiia Smolienko / Ukrinform

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

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