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After the recent Russian shellings, 10 boiler houses in Kyiv are without a stable electricity supply. There may be problems with heating in 144 residential buildings in the city. – Vitalii Klychko, Mayor of Kyiv


On 19 December, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a Russian ammunition depot, 3 enemy command posts, and shot down 2 Russian helicopters in different regions of Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on December 19. 3 people were killed. 5 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 20 December (approximation): 99230 troops; 2995 tanks; 5974 armored vehicles; 1960 artillery systems; 410 MLRS; 212 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 281 aircraft; 266 helicopters; 4599 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1680 tactical UAVs; 177 special military equipment; 653 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The training of the Russian guidance aircraft and the interceptor aircraft carrying the “Kynzhal” air-launched ballistic missiles is carried out in the airspace of Belarus to clarify the objectives on the territory of Ukraine. Then Russian aggressors fire missiles at these targets. – Serhii Naiev, Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Ukraine has signed an agreement with Elon Musk’s American corporation Space Exploration Technologies Corp. regarding the supply of more than 10,000 Starlink satellite communication terminals. The devices will be delivered to Ukraine in the coming months. – Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine


Russian occupiers shelled the Kherson region on the morning of December 20. 1 person was killed. 2 citizens were injured and hospitalized. Local residential buildings, outbuildings, administrative buildings, a printing house, a preschool establishment, power lines, and a gas pipeline were damaged. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Since the beginning of December, Ukrainian air defense forces have shot down 67 Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones in different regions of Ukraine. – Yurii Ihnat, Spokesman for the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


On December 20, 4 more ships left Ukrainian ports in Odesa through the “grain corridor”. 129 thousand tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Europe, Africa, and Asia. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kherson, the Sumy, the Donetsk, the Luhansk, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kharkiv, the Mykolaiv, and the Chernihiv regions. 6 people were killed. 10 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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The first Canadian Leopard 2 tank for the Armed Forces of Ukraine has arrived in Poland.

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Yaroslava, the daughter of killed Ukrainian soldier Ihor Bezohliuk, puts his photo on the part of the memorial wall for Ukrainian defenders who died since the full-scale Russian invasion. February 2023.

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People look at destroyed Russian military vehicles on display in Mykhailivskyi Square in Kyiv. February 2023.

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Volunteer workers are building a roof over a house destroyed during the Russian occupation. Bucha, the Kyiv region. February 2023.

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People walk past anti-tank metal barriers known as “hedgehogs” at Independence Square in Kyiv. February 2023.

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