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07:26

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

08:04

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

08:30

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

08:57

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

09:01

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

10:08

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

13:38

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

14:01

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

16:28

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

18:00

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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On May 22, 2024, Russian forces shelled the Shevchenkivskyi district in Kharkiv. At least ten people were injured, including a bus driver who was hospitalized.

Photo from Ihor Terekhov, Mayor of Kharkiv

A woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.

By Viacheslav Madiievskyi / Ukrinform

On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.

Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

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