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08:15

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 25 February 2022 to 24 December 2023 (approximation): 353950 troops; 5877 tanks; 10919 armored vehicles; 8347 artillery systems; 934 MLRS; 613 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 329 aircraft; 324 helicopters; 11075 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 22 military boats; 1 submarine; 6436 tactical UAVs; 1234 special military equipment; 1616 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:15

At night on December 25, Ukrainian defenders shot down 28 out of 31 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones, an X-59 aircraft missile in the Zaporizhzhia direction and an X-31P anti-radar missile from the Black Sea used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

10:00

The Air Force’s air defense missile units destroyed two enemy aircraft: Su-34 and Su-30SM. General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

11:15

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Khmelnytskyi, Kirovohrad, Donetsk, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least one citizen was killed, and five more were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

13:25

Ukraine received $1.34 billion as the Sixth Additional Financing under the World Bank’s Public Expenditures for Administrative Capacity Endurance in Ukraine (PEACE) project — Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

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On May 22, 2024, Russian forces shelled the Shevchenkivskyi district in Kharkiv. At least ten people were injured, including a bus driver who was hospitalized.

Photo from Ihor Terekhov, Mayor of Kharkiv

A woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.

By Viacheslav Madiievskyi / Ukrinform

On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.

Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

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