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Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have committed 49,592 war crimes against Ukraine and its citizens. – Press service of the National Police of Ukraine


At night on December 19, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 30 out of 35 Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones launched by Russian aggressors. – Press service of the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on December 18. 3 people were killed. 4 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 19 December (approximation): 98800 troops; 2988 tanks; 5969 armored vehicles; 1953 artillery systems; 410 MLRS; 212 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 281 aircraft; 264 helicopters; 4592 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1657 tactical UAVs; 175 special military equipment; 653 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On December 18, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a Russian command post, 2 enemy ammunition depots, and a Russian radar system Zoopark-1 in different regions of Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on December 19, Russian troops attacked Kyiv and the region with Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones. Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 18 out of 23 kamikaze drones. In the Ukrainian capital, a critical infrastructure facility and civilian objects in the Solomianskyi and Shevchenkivskyi districts were damaged. In the Kyiv region, enemy drones hit local infrastructure objects and private houses. 3 people were injured and hospitalized. – Press service of the Kyiv City Military Administration


Due to the morning Russian missile attack, Obukhivskyi, Vyshhorodskyi, and Buchanskyi districts in the Kyiv region are partially de-energized. Only critical infrastructure is connected to an electricity supply at the moment. – Oleksii Kuleba, Head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration


Over the last two days, 7 more ships left Ukrainian ports in Odesa through the “grain corridor”. 182 thousand tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Europe, Africa, and Asia. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine


The Armed Forces of Ukraine conduct military operations on the territory of the country-aggressor Russia. The targets of the Ukrainian Army are the objects of the Russian troops used to attack Ukraine. – Vadym Skibitskyi, A representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kyiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kherson, the Mykolaiv, the Donetsk, the Kharkiv, the Luhansk, and the Sumy regions. 5 people were killed. 14 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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