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On July 19, the US government announced a new military aid package for Ukraine of $1,3 billion. It includes four National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) and munitions; 152mm artillery rounds; mine clearing equipment; Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles; precision aerial munitions; and other capabilities. – Official website of the US Department of Defense


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 20 July 2023 (approximation): 240010 troops; 4129 tanks; 8065 armored vehicles; 4592 artillery systems; 692 MLRS; 433 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 315 aircraft; 310 helicopters; 7134 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 3918 tactical UAVs; 685 special military equipment; 1293 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On July 20, Ukrainian defenders shot down 5 out 19 cruise missiles (2 cruise missiles “Kalibr” and 3 cruise missiles “Iskander-K”) and 13 out of 19 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In Mykolaiv, the Russian shelling destroyed residential buildings and injured 19 people, including children. In Odesa, an administrative building was destroyed, and residential buildings were damaged. At least 4 people were injured. In Sumy, an enemy drone hit a children’s recreation center building. In the Chernihiv region, drones targeted residential buildings. There may be injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 494 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 1,067 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 1,008 Ukrainian children were reported missing, and 19,592 were deported. At the same time, 15,030 Ukrainian children were found, and 385 returned home. – Prosecutor General’s Office


On July 20, Australia imposed targeted sanctions on 35 entities in Russia’s defense, technology, and energy sectors, and 10 individuals, including Russian Ministers and senior officials, and senior military personnel in Belarus. In particular, new restrictions were introduced against Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Belousov and Deputy Prime Minister Chernyshenko, as well as, senior Belarusian military officials who have threatened Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. – Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. 2 citizens were killed. 30 people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


The European Union has approved the decision to extend restrictive measures against Russia due to its military aggression against Ukraine for the next six months, until January 31, 2024. – Official website of the European Council


The Armed Forces of Ukraine have already implemented about 287 NATO standards. This is almost a quarter of the total number. According to this indicator, Ukraine ranks first among NATO partner states and even exceeds the indicators of some member states. – Ministry of Defence of Ukraine


Ukraine gave a mirror response to Russia’s threats to shipping in the Black Sea. From July 21, all ships in the Black Sea that go to the ports of the Russian Federation and temporarily occupied ports of Ukraine will be considered carriers of war cargo. – Ministry of Defence of Ukraine


The amount of dead victims due to the Russian night shelling of Mykolaiv has increased to two people. Rescuers have found the body of an elderly woman under the rubble of a destroyed residential building. – Serhii Shaikhet, Head of the National Police in the Mykolaiv region

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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

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

Ukrainian defender Serhii received his first combat injury in 2015 in the East of Ukraine. He volunteered to defend Ukraine once again in 2022. However, in June 2023, Serhii was injured on the frontline: a man lost two arms and part of his foot.

By Marta Syrko

The funeral of Vladyslav Rykov, call sign “Magic”, a Ukrainian fighter pilot who participated in 385 military missions. A Russian missile hit his fighter jet during one of the combat flights.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

Olena cries at her damaged apartment following an overnight Russian shelling in Myrnohrad, the Donetsk region. February 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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