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07:50

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 1 air and 5 missile strikes, carried out more than 40 MLRS attacks. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:48

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kherson, the Donetsk, the Luhansk, the Kharkiv, the Sumy, and the Zaporizhzhia regions. At least four civilians were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

10:12

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 26 December (approximation): 102600 troops; 3016 tanks; 6017 armored vehicles; 1996 artillery systems; 418 MLRS; 212 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 283 aircraft; 267 helicopters; 4647 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1707 tactical UAVs; 178 special military equipment; 653 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

11:45

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have committed 58,163 war crimes against Ukraine and its citizens. – Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine

15:52

Ukraine calls on the member states of the UN to resume the application of the UN Charter in the context of the legitimacy of the Russian Federation’s presence in the UN, to deprive the Russian Federation of its status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and to exclude it from the UN as a whole. – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

18:20

In two days, 9 ships with 390,000 tons of agricultural products for Africa, Asia, and Europe left the Ukrainian seaports under the “Grain Initiative”. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

19:45

Russian forces fired 23 artillery and mortar strikes on the Sumy region in a day. There were no casualties. – Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration

See the war

The first Canadian Leopard 2 tank for the Armed Forces of Ukraine has arrived in Poland.

Photo from the Department of National Defence/Handout via Reuters (Reuters)

Yaroslava, the daughter of killed Ukrainian soldier Ihor Bezohliuk, puts his photo on the part of the memorial wall for Ukrainian defenders who died since the full-scale Russian invasion. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

People look at destroyed Russian military vehicles on display in Mykhailivskyi Square in Kyiv. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

Volunteer workers are building a roof over a house destroyed during the Russian occupation. Bucha, the Kyiv region. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

People walk past anti-tank metal barriers known as “hedgehogs” at Independence Square in Kyiv. February 2023.

By Roman Pilipey for Getty Images

Recently released from Russian captivity, the Ukrainian defender Maksym Kolesnykov tastes a fresh apple for the first time in almost a year.

Photo from the Presidential Office of Ukraine

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