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The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 2 Russian ammunition depots in the villages of Chornobaivka and Starytsia in the Kherson and Kharkiv regions on August 20. – Operational Command “South”


On August 21, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 2 Russian missiles in the Odesa region. – Serhii Bratchuk, Spokesman for the Odesa Regional Military Administration


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on August 20. 4 people were killed. 2 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 373 Ukrainian children have died, 721 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 21 August (approximation): 45200 troops; 1912 tanks; 4224 armored vehicles; 1028 artillery systems; 266 MLRS; 141 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 234 aircraft; 197 helicopters; 3143 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 15 military boats; 806 tactical UAVs; 99 special military equipment; 190 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Donetsk and Mykolaiv directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Due to the shellings of Russian occupiers, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant operates with the risk of violating radiation and fire safety standards. – Press service of the State Enterprise NNEGC “Energoatom”


The Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down 3 Russian UAVs in the Kherson region on August 21. – Press service of the Air command “South”


Rocket attacks on the Zelenodolska community in the Dnipropetrovsk region on August 21. 1 woman was killed. 7 citizens were injured, including 1 child. Local residential buildings and a children’s sports school were damaged. – Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Sumy, the Mykolaiv, the Kharkiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Donetsk, the Odesa, the Chernihiv, the Luhansk, and the Kherson regions. 5 people were killed. 13 citizens were injured, including 1 child. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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destroyed house Dnipro
A dog named Crimea is moaning on the ruins of the house. The entire family, that lived here, was killed by the rocket attack.

By Olena Yemets

dnipro missile attack
Russian rockets hit a residential area in Dnipro. Two children and two adults were killed in the attack. September 29, 2022.

Photo from Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Region Military Administration

“Electoral commission” along with armed soldier during the fake referendum in the Donetsk region. September 24, 2022.

By Stringer / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Defender of Mariupol is back from Russian captivity after 4 months. September 21, 2022.

Photo from the Press Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Azovstal defenders released
215 Ukrainian defenders were released, including part of the soldiers from Azovstal. For the last four months they were in Russian captivity. September 21, 2022

By Volodymyr Zolkin

Mykhailo Dianov, senior sergeant of the 36th brigade, in Azovstal. Dianov was among those, released from Russian captivity on September 21, 2022.

By Dmytro “Orest” Kozatskyi

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