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Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian occupiers have either destroyed or damaged 86,870 residential buildings in the Donetsk region. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 24 February 2023 (approximation): 146820 troops; 3363 tanks; 6600 armored vehicles; 2363 artillery systems; 474 MLRS; 247 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 299 aircraft; 287 helicopters; 5224 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2033 tactical UAVs; 229 special military equipment; 873 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on February 23. 2 people were killed. 7 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


In the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 17 strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment and 4 strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems of Russian occupiers. Moreover, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit a Russian ammunition depot and an enemy fuel and lubricants warehouse. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On Friday, the British government announced new sanctions and trade restrictions against Russia. In particular, the new sanctions list includes an export ban on aircraft parts, radio equipment, and electronic components that can be used by the Russian military-industrial complex, including in the production of UAVs. Among sanctioned individuals and entities are 34 executives connected to Russia’s 2 largest defense companies, Rostec and Almaz-Antey; 6 Russian entities involved in manufacturing or repairing military equipment; 5 senior Iranian executives in Qods Aviation Industry, the company manufacturing the drones used by Russian troops in Ukraine; and many others. – Official website of the British government


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions.2 people were killed. 14 citizens were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


On February 24, the US Department of Defense announced a $2 billion military aid package for Ukraine. In particular, the new military aid package includes additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS); additional 155mm artillery rounds; munitions for laser-guided rocket systems; CyberLux K8 UAS; Switchblade 600 UAS; Altius-600 UAS; Jump 20 UAS; Counter-UAS and electronic warfare detection equipment; and others. – Official website of the US Department of Defense


The first 4 Polish Leopard 2 tanks have already arrived in Ukraine. – Mariusz Błaszczak, Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Poland


Sweden has joined the international “tank coalition” and will transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. – Ulf Kristersson, Prime Minister of Sweden


On Friday, February 24, the US government imposed sanctions against 22 individuals and 83 legal entities from Russia, as well as restrictions against the metallurgical and mining sectors of the Russian economy. In particular, the new sanctions list includes the Credit Bank of Moscow, JSC Burevestnik Central Scientific Research Institute (Russia-based arms and artillery manufacturer), Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Holykova, Russian propagandist Olha Skabieieva and many others. In addition, since March 10, the US government will introduce a 200 percent duty on Russian-made aluminum products. – Press service of the US Department of the Treasury


Germany will transfer 18 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine instead of the previously announced 14. – Federal Ministry of Defence of Germany

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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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