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03:20

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have committed 44,662 war crimes (approximately) against Ukraine and its citizens. – Press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

07:19

On November 20, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a column of Russian troops, 2 enemy command posts, and a Russian ammunition depot in the East of Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

08:50

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 437 Ukrainian children have died, 839 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office

09:42

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 21 November (approximation): 84600 troops; 2892 tanks; 5822 armored vehicles; 1870 artillery systems; 393 MLRS; 209 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 278 aircraft; 261 helicopters; 4378 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1537 tactical UAVs; 161 special military equipment; 480 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:55

Russian occupiers shelled the settlement of Shevchenkove in the Kupianskyi district in the Kharkiv region on November 20. 1 woman was killed. 2 citizens were injured. Local residential buildings were damaged. The rescue operation is ongoing. – Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

13:01

As of November 21, Ukrainian law enforcement officers have found 4 torture chambers in the liberated city of Kherson. Russian occupiers illegally held and tortured here Ukrainian citizens. – Prosecutor General’s Office

14:41

The New Zealand government has imposed sanctions against 22 members of the Russian elite who have supported the illegal invasion of Ukraine. Included in the sanctions are Putin’s daughters, Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova; the wife and children of Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov; the Governor of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina; and the wife and son of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Moreover, 4 entities of economic relevance to Russia in the oil and gas, steel, and transport sectors, as well as radar and electronic equipment systems, were sanctioned. The sanctions involve travel bans; prohibitions on dealing with assets or services, shares or securities; and prohibitions on vessels like superyachts or aircraft entering this country. – Official website of the New Zealand government

15:43

The Luxembourg government has transferred additional High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) to Ukraine. – François Bausch, Minister of Defence of Luxembourg

17:45

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kharkiv, the Donetsk, the Luhansk, the Kherson, the Sumy, and the Zaporizhzhia regions. 5 people were killed. 13 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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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

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

Ukrainian defender Serhii received his first combat injury in 2015 in the East of Ukraine. He volunteered to defend Ukraine once again in 2022. However, in June 2023, Serhii was injured on the frontline: a man lost two arms and part of his foot.

By Marta Syrko

The funeral of Vladyslav Rykov, call sign “Magic”, a Ukrainian fighter pilot who participated in 385 military missions. A Russian missile hit his fighter jet during one of the combat flights.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

Olena cries at her damaged apartment following an overnight Russian shelling in Myrnohrad, the Donetsk region. February 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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