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Russian troops continue to block about 22 million tons of grain in the Ukrainian ports, intended for export. Such actions of the Russian Federation will inevitably lead to a global food crisis. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 24 May (approximation): 29350 troops; 1302 tanks; 3194 armored vehicles; 606 artillery systems; 201 MLRS; 93 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 205 aircraft; 170 helicopters; 2213 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 13 military boats; 480 tactical UAVs; 43 special military equipment; 112 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 234 Ukrainian children have died, 433 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


200 bodies of dead civilians have been found under the rubble of a destroyed residential building by Russian occupiers in Mariupol. – Petro Andriushchenko, Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol


The European Council has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with a new military aid package of €500 million worth. – Official website of the European Council


The European Union has abolished import duties on all Ukrainian goods for 12 months. – Official website of the European Council


As of May 24, 1,297 dead bodies of Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the Kyiv region. – Andrii Niebytov, Kyiv regional police chief


Today, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has signed an agreement on getting a €150 million loan on preferential terms from the State Bank of Germany – the Credit Institute for Reconstruction (KfW). These funds will be used for financing social, educational, and health expenditures. – Official website of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine (as of May 24), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 3,942 deaths and 4,591 injuries to civilians in Ukraine [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – OHCHR


As of May 24, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated 1,016 Ukrainian settlements from Russian occupiers. – Oleksandr Motuzianyk, Ukrainian Ministry of Defence spokesman


The Canadian government has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with a new military aid package. It includes 20 thousand 155-mm artillery shells, as well as, other military equipment and ammunition. – Official website of the Canadian government


The government of Ukraine has received $100 million from Japan under the agreement on loan on preferential terms, signed before. – Official website of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian aggressors have shelled the Kirovohrad, the Luhansk, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Donetsk, the Mykolaiv, the Kharkiv, and the Sumy regions. 27 people have been killed. 43 citizens have been injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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At night on September 21, 2023, Russia attacked the capital of Ukraine with cruise missiles. Ukrainian defenders shot down more than 20 enemy air targets in the sky over Kyiv. Due to the fallen debris, there are destruction and injured victims.

By Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters

Ukrainian children and their teachers wait in the basement of a kindergarten that is used as a bomb shelter during an air raid alert in Kryvyi Rih, the Dnipropetrovsk region. September 2023.

By Roman Pilipey / AFP / Getty Images

Russian forces hit industrial warehouses in Lviv with Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones. The body of a dead worker was found under the rubble, and 2 more people were injured. September 19, 2023.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gives an award to a wounded soldier as he visits the Staten Island University Hospital, where Ukrainian military are being treated for war injuries. September 18, 2023, New York, USA.

By Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

A soldier of the Ukrainian “Azov” Regiment hugs a Hasidic Jew in Uman during the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. A military man with the call sign Rebbe came from the frontline to Uman for one day. September 16, 2023.

By Vladyslav Musiienko / Reuters

Ukrainian rescuers from the Kupiansk community train to apply a tourniquet. Currently, on almost all emergency calls, they have to eliminate the consequences of Russian shelling, and often there are casualties. September 14, 2023, the Kharkiv region.

By Oleksandr Stavytskyi / Suspilne Kharkiv

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