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On January 25, the Federal Council of Switzerland imposed further sanctions against Russia, similar to the ninth package of sanctions introduced by the European Union. In particular, the new sanctions list includes restrictions against 200 additional individuals and entities. These also include bans on services in product testing, advertising, market research, and new restrictions on the export of dual-use goods, goods for military and technological enhancement, or for the development of the defense and security sector. Likewise, new investments in the Russian mining sector will be banned, too. – Official press release of the Swiss government


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian occupiers have destroyed 171 and damaged 1,035 Ukrainian medical establishments. About $1 billion is needed to rebuild these facilities. – Press service of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine


On the night of January 26, Russian troops attacked Ukraine using Iranian Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones. The enemy used 24 Shaheds. Ukrainian air defense forces shot down all enemy drones. In particular, about 15 such drones were shot down in Kyiv’s airspace. – Press service of the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 26 January (approximation): 123860 troops; 3175 tanks; 6334 armored vehicles; 2169 artillery systems; 452 MLRS; 220 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 292 aircraft; 282 helicopters; 4986 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 1908 tactical UAVs; 195 special military equipment; 749 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 459 Ukrainian children have died, 917 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


In the Vinnytsia region, there is a hit by enemy missiles. There are no casualties. All operative services work on the site of an attack. – Serhii Borzov, Head of the Vinnytsia Regional Military Administration


Two critical energy infrastructure objects in the Odesa region were damaged due to a massive morning missile attack. No casualties were reported. – Press service of the Odesa Regional Military Administration


A Russian missile hit a non-residential building in the Holosiivskyi district in Kyiv. There is a dead person and 2 wounded citizens. The injured victims were hospitalized. – Vitalii Klychko, Mayor of Kyiv


On the morning of January 26, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 20 Russian missiles in Kyiv’s airspace and 3 missiles in the Odesa region. Due to an attack, the energy infrastructure object in the Kyiv region was damaged. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 47 out of 55 Russian missiles launched at Ukraine during today’s massive missile strike. – Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


As of 3:00 p.m. on January 26, 11 Ukrainian citizens were killed and 11 injured due to a massive Russian missile attack on Ukraine. – Oleksandr Khorunzhyi, Press Officer of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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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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