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On May 25, the British parliament recognized the 1932-1933 Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 26 May 2023 (approximation): 205720 troops; 3796 tanks; 7435 armored vehicles; 3384 artillery systems; 570 MLRS; 328 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 310 aircraft; 296 helicopters; 6161 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2910 tactical UAVs; 446 special military equipment; 1015 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On the night of May 25-26, Russian troops attacked Ukraine with missiles of different types and drones. Ukrainian defenders shot down 23 out of 31 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 UAVs and 10 enemy cruise missiles Kh-101/Kh-555. In addition, Ukrainian forces destroyed 2 Russian UAVs – Orlan-10 and Merlin-VR. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Due to the night’s Russian air attack, two local private houses, two private enterprises, a car, a transport company, and a gas station were damaged in Dnipro, the Dnipropetrovsk region. One person received minor injuries. – Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration


In the Kharkiv region, Russian invaders attacked with UAVs the cities of Merefa and Izium. As a result, a local enterprise, an educational establishment, and a garage with agricultural machinery were damaged. There are no casualties. – Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration


Due to the fallen debris, there is destruction in Kyiv. In particular, in the Obolonskyi district, the roof of one of the shopping and entertainment centers and cars were damaged. While in the Shevchenkivskyi district, a local private house was also damaged. In the Kyiv region, the fallen fragments damaged 7 private houses in two communities. There are no casualties. – Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 483 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 984 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 395 Ukrainian children were reported missing, and 19,486 were deported. At the same time, 12,830 Ukrainian children were found, and 369 returned home. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Russian troops shelled the settlement of New York in the Donetsk region on May 26. 1 citizen was injured. Three multi-storey residential buildings, a local nursery, a dispensary, a cinema hall, and a gym were damaged. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


As of May 26, more than 128 Ukrainian children have been evacuated from settlements of the Donetsk region where active hostilities take place. – Oleksandr Vdovenko, Head of the department on cooperation with law enforcement agencies of the department for civil protection, mobilization, and defense work

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Mykhailo Bakaliuk, 41, a Ukrainian amputee soldier injured during the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Zaporizhzhia region, uses a machine to learn how to walk with a prosthetic leg. Lviv, September 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP News Agency

Bohdan, a Ukrainian soldier from the 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade “Edelveis,” keeps practicing playing his musical instrument, a trembita, when he has free time.

By Kostiantyn Liberov & Vlada Liberova

A road sign damaged by cluster munition due to a Russian shelling on the outskirts of Kharkiv.

By Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

A Ukrainian serviceman stands in position near the border with Belarus in the Zhytomyr region. September 2023.

By Gleb Garanich / Reuters

A Ukrainian soldier is preparing to release a drone that will fly over temporarily occupied territories in search of Russian heavy weapons and air defense installations. September 2023.

By Lynsey Addario

At night on September 25, 2023, Russian forces targeted the port infrastructure in Odesa with drones and missiles. Due to another enemy attack, a well-known city location — a seaport building with a nearby hotel, as well as a grain warehouse, suffered destruction.

By Andrii Stavnitser / Facebook

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