Timeline of war
July 26

Russian troops have been blocking the evacuation of Ukrainian civilians from the temporarily occupied territories at the checkpoint in Vasylivka, in the Zaporizhzhia region. 5 people have died there for the week. – Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol


The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a command post of the Russian 11th separate air assault brigade near the settlement of Pyatikhatka in the south of Ukraine on July 25. – Operational Command “South”


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 358 Ukrainian children have died, 690 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on July 25. 3 people were killed. 8 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 26 July (approximation): 39870 troops; 1737 tanks; 3959 armored vehicles; 880 artillery systems; 258 MLRS; 117 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 222 aircraft; 189 helicopters; 2835 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 15 military boats; 722 tactical UAVs; 75 special military equipment; 174 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Bakhmut direction. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Ukraine has returned the bodies of another 25 dead Ukrainian servicemen. – Press service of the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories


Rocket attacks on the Derhachiv community in the Kharkiv region on July 25. 2 citizens were injured in the village of Slatyne. – Viacheslav Zadorenko, Mayor of Derhachi


Russian aggressors fired 18 missiles at the Mykolaiv region on July 26. Some of the missiles were shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces. – Vitalii Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration


The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a field ammunition depot with Russian troops in the Kharkiv direction on July 26. – The Strategic Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The European Council has prolonged today until 31 January 2023 the restrictive measures against the Russian Federation. In particular, the sanctions list includes restrictions on Russian finance, energy, technology, dual-use goods, industry, transport, and luxury goods. Moreover, the European Union has imposed restrictions on economic relations with the illegally annexed Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as well as the non-government controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions; individual restrictive measures (asset freezes and travel restrictions) against Russian individuals and entities. – Press service of the European Council


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, anti-aircraft gunners from the Lviv region have shot down 8 Russian UAVs and 32 cruise missiles in the West of Ukraine. – Press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The German Ministry of Defense has transferred to Ukraine 3 MARS-II multiple rocket launchers and 3 self-propelled artillery units as part of the military aid package. – Christine Lambrecht, Minister of Defence of Germany


As of July 26, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 50 Russian ammunition depots and 17 enemy command posts. – Rostyslav Smyrnov, Adviser to the Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, about 500 Ukrainian citizens have died in Izium, in the Kharkiv region, due to the shellings of Russian troops and the lack of medical care. – Valerii Marchenko, Mayor of Izium


The Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a Russian drone-kamikaze in the Mykolaiv region on July 26. – Operational Command “South”


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Sumy, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kharkiv, the Odesa, the Mykolaiv, the Donetsk, the Luhansk, and the Chernihiv regions. 7 people have been killed. 12 citizens have been injured, including 1 child. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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injured by the Russian shellings
Rescuers help civilians that were injured by the Russian shellings in the Donetsk region. August 9, 2022.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

damaged skool
Two schools, a dormitory, over 20 apartment buildings, and several administrative buildings were damaged after the Russian forces shelled residential neighborhoods in the Nikopol district. August 10, 2022.

Photo from Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Region Military Administration

ukrainian soldiers
Different generations of Ukrainians protect Ukraine.

By Vadim Sarakhan

Mykolaiv after shelling
A woman in her house in Mykolaiv after the shelling. July 31, 2022.

By Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov

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Ukrainian soldiers sleep in a trench on the front lines. August 2022.

By Ihor Volkov

Farming at the frontline in Zelenodolsk, Dnipropetrovsk region.

By David Guttenfelder, The New York Times

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