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08:11

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 21 December 2023 (approximation): 350270 troops; 5828 tanks; 10825 armored vehicles; 8226 artillery systems; 932 MLRS; 611 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 324 aircraft; 324 helicopters; 10919 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 22 military boats; 1 submarine; 6342 tactical UAVs; 1208 special military equipment; 1613 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:44

At night from 20 to 21 December, Ukrainian defenders shot down 34 out of 35 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

11:05

Over the past day, about 99 combat clashes took place on the frontline. At the same time, Ukrainian missile troops hit a Russian ammunition depot and six enemy artillery units. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 16 strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment and one strike on an enemy anti-aircraft missile system. Ukrainian forces also shot down a Russian-guided air missile Kh-59. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

12:43

The European Union transferred another tranche of €1,5 billion macro-financial assistance program to Ukraine. – Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

13:07

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Khmelnytskyi, Kyiv, Poltava, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. At least eight citizens were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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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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