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08:11

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 20 December 2023 (approximation): 349190 troops; 5814 tanks; 10794 armored vehicles; 8206 artillery systems; 928 MLRS; 611 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 324 aircraft; 324 helicopters; 10871 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 22 military boats; 1 submarine; 6316 tactical UAVs; 1203 special military equipment; 1612 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:06

At night on December 20, Ukrainian defenders shot down 18 out of 19 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack the Odesa, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Kirovohrad regions. In addition, Russian forces hit the Kharkiv region with two anti-aircraft-guided missiles S-300. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

10:26

On December 19, the US government imposed sanctions on ten entities and four individuals based in Iran, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Indonesia, supporting Iran’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) production. In particular, Russian troops have been actively using Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones in their war against Ukraine. – Official website of the US Department of the Treasury

11:13

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 142 cases of summary execution of Ukrainian civilians by Russians have been recorded in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. – Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

11:31

The USA will allocate new financial aid for Ukraine of $150 million over the next five years. These funds will be used to develop and implement digital projects in Ukraine. – Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

13:23

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Khmelnytskyi, Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Kirovohrad, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least twenty citizens were injured, including four children. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

14:10

On December 20, another shipment of Lithuania’s military assistance was delivered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In particular, it includes field facility equipment and several thousand MRE packages. – Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania

14:30

Ukraine has received €150 million of non-refundable financial assistance from the EU. The grant funding will help to ensure priority measures for restoring critical facilities affected by Russian military aggression, including transport infrastructure, utilities and services, social infrastructure, and residential buildings. – Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

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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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