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The Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow has stopped issuing visas to Russian citizens. – NL Times


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian occupiers have raped more than 400 Ukrainian children and women. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have killed 432 and injured 609 civilians in the Chernihiv region. – Chernihiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 217 Ukrainian children have died, 393 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 27 April (approximation): 22400 troops; 939 tanks; 2342 armored vehicles; 421 artillery systems; 149 MLRS; 71 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 185 aircraft; 155 helicopters; 1666 military auto vehicles; 8 military boats; 76 fuel tanks; 207 tactical UAVs; 31 special military equipment; 4 mobile SRBM systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian troops have shelled 11 settlements in the Donetsk region in the last 24 hours. At least 35 civilian objects have been destroyed. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Australian government has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with new military and humanitarian aid packages. They include six M777 155 millimeters howitzers with ammunition of $ 26.7 million worth, as well as, the humanitarian aid of $ 65 million worth, and more than 70 thousand tons of thermal coal. – Australian Associated Press


Ukrainian law enforcement officers have found torture chambers in the town of Trostianets, in the Sumy region. Russian occupiers were mocking local civilians there. – Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation


Austrian embassy staff returned to Kyiv last week. – Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The Government of Canada has imposed sanctions against 203 representatives of the self-proclaimed republics of DPR and LPR. – Melanie Jolie, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine (as of April 27), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 2,787 deaths and 3,152 injuries to civilians in Ukraine [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – OHCHR


The Government of Switzerland has imposed new sanctions against Belarus and Russia. The new sanctions list includes a ban on coal, timber, cement, seafood, and caviar imports. Moreover, there is a ban on the financial support of Russian state companies and the registration of trusts for Russian citizens in Switzerland. – Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)


The government of Switzerland has already blocked about 9 billion francs (about 9.3 billion US dollars) of Russian assets because of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine. – The Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)


The European Union cancels all import duties on Ukrainian goods for a year. It includes all industrial duties, agricultural duties and quotas, the input prices system, anti-dumping duties, and protective duties. – Press Service of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian aggressors have shelled the Donetsk, the Kharkiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, and the Luhansk regions. 9 people have been killed. 19 citizens have been injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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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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