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More than half of 90 150-mm howitzers, from the US military aid package, have already been delivered to Ukraine. Also, about 50 Ukrainian servicemen have already received the training, required to use howitzers. – John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary


Germany’s dependence on gas supplies from Russia has decreased by almost a third – from 55% to 35%. – Robert Habeсk, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs


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 28 April (approximation): 22800 troops; 970 tanks; 2389 armored vehicles; 431 artillery systems; 151 MLRS; 72 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 188 aircraft; 155 helicopters; 1888 military auto vehicles; 8 military boats; 76 fuel tanks; 215 tactical UAVs; 31 special military equipment; 4 mobile SRBM systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The American concern General Motors has donated 50 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs to provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine. – Detroit News


The German Bundestag has approved the decision to provide the Ukrainian Army with heavy weapons. – German weekly news magazine Spiegel


The Latvian Government has sent to Kyiv 11 buses with almost 80 tons of humanitarian aid. – Vitalii Klychko, Mayor of Kyiv


Russian aggressors have entirely destroyed the city water supply system in Lysychansk, in the Luhansk region. Repair works are currently impossible due to constant shellings. – Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration


Russian occupiers have stolen more than 60 tons of wheat from the territory of an agricultural enterprise in Zaporizhzhia. – Press Service of the Prosecutor General’s Office


Another exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia has taken place today. 33 Ukrainian servicemen have returned home – 13 officers and 20 soldiers, as well as, 12 civilians. – Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine (as of April 28), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 2,829 deaths and 3,180 injuries to civilians in Ukraine [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – OHCHR


The Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated the village of Kutuzivka in the Kharkiv region. Moreover, the Ukrainian Army has restrained the enemy’s offensive in Kurakhove and Southern Buh directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian aggressors have shelled the Luhansk, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Kharkiv, the Zaporizhzhia, the Donetsk, the Chernihiv, the Mykolaiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, and the Kyiv regions. 12 people have been killed. 25 citizens have been injured. 1 child is among the victims. – 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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