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05:23

As of May 26, the European Union has frozen about €23 billion in Russian central bank assets. – Reuters

07:30

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have either destroyed or damaged about 60 Ukrainian libraries. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

09:08

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 240 Ukrainian children have died, 436 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office

09:58

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 26 May (approximation): 29600 troops; 1315 tanks; 3235 armored vehicles; 617 artillery systems; 201 MLRS; 93 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 206 aircraft; 170 helicopters; 2225 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 13 military boats; 502 tactical UAVs; 47 special military equipment; 114 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

12:45

As of May 26, Russian aggressors have forcibly deported more than 238 thousand Ukrainian children to the Russian Federation. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

14:38

Due to Russian military aggression in the Kharkiv region, there is no light in 400 settlements, and there is no gas in 100 settlements. – Press service of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

15:31

As of May 26, 1,303 dead bodies of Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the Kyiv region. – Andrii Niebytov, Kyiv regional police chief

17:41

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine (as of May 26), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 3,998 deaths and 4,693 injuries to civilians in Ukraine [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – OHCHR

21:28

In the last 24 hours, Russian aggressors have shelled the Khmelnytskyi, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Luhansk, the Donetsk, the Mykolaiv, the Kherson, and the Kharkiv regions. 24 people have been killed. 42 citizens have been injured, 2 children are among them. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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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

Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

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