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08:15

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 26 December 2023 (approximation): 354960 troops; 5899 tanks; 10956 armored vehicles; 8366 artillery systems; 934 MLRS; 614 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 329 aircraft; 324 helicopters; 11109 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 23 military boats; 1 submarine; 6458 tactical UAVs; 1239 special military equipment; 1618 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

09:11

At night on December 26, Ukrainian defenders shot down 13 out of 19 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

10:07

In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Khmelnytskyi, Kirovohrad, Donetsk, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, and Kherson regions. At least 3 citizens were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

11:11

The Air Force’s air defense missile units destroyed a large amphibious assault ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, “Novocherkask”. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

12:14

The first group of Ukrainian pilots to receive training from the Royal Air Force are now learning to fly F-16 fighter jets in Denmark, having completed a basic training program in the UK. – UK Government

14:02

Ukraine has destroyed 20% of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in four months. – Grant Shapps, UK Secretary of State for Defense

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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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