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06:30

On April 20, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled more than 60 Russian attacks in the Lymanskyi, Bakhmutskyi, Avdiivskyi, and Marinskyi directions. In addition, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 5 Russian command posts. In the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also carried out 6 strikes on locations with Russian troops. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

08:16

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 21 April 2023 (approximation): 185050 troops; 3668 tanks; 7126 armored vehicles; 2827 artillery systems; 539 MLRS; 285 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 308 aircraft; 293 helicopters; 5713 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2394 tactical UAVs; 334 special military equipment; 911 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:15

On April 21, Russian forces attacked Ukraine from the north direction with Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones. Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 8 enemy UAVs out of 12. – Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces

13:35

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. 5 citizens were killed. 8 people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

13:49

Canadian Minister of National Defence Anita Anand announced a new military aid package to Ukraine worth $39 million. – Press service of the Canadian Ministry of National Defence

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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

Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

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