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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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Firefighters extinguish the fire at the industrial facility that broke out due to the fallen debris. At night on June 12, 2024, Russia attacked the Kyiv region with missiles and UAVs: at least one person was injured.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kyiv region

Olena Gubenko, 59, carries one of her dogs from a basement as she evacuates with them from the village of Ruski Tyshky, the Kharkiv region, due to constant Russian shellings. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers learn to operate the FPV drones at the military training center in the Zaporizhzhia region. June 2024.

By Elena Tita

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stand by the bonfire after sunset somewhere in the Ukrainian forest.

Photo from the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after Prince Volodymyr Monomakh

Children play football in Kharkiv with destroyed civilian infrastructure in the background. June 2024.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

Azov Brigade servicemen hold flares during the funeral of Nazar Hryntsevych, callsign “Grinka”, at a cemetery in Vinnytsia. Ukrainian defender of the Azov Brigade was killed on the battlefield fighting with Russian forces. June 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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