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Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 28 August 2023 (approximation): 261310 troops; 4400 tanks; 8562 armored vehicles; 5425 artillery systems; 730 MLRS; 499 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 315 aircraft; 316 helicopters; 7866 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 4383 tactical UAVs; 809 special military equipment; 1415 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


At night on August 28, Ukrainian defenders shot down 2 out of 4 cruise missiles “Kalibr” and 2 guided air missiles Kh-59 used by Russian forces to attack Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 503 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 1,117 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 1,163 Ukrainian children were reported missing, and 19,546 were deported. At the same time, 16,782 Ukrainian children were found, and 386 returned home. – Prosecutor General’s Office


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Poltava, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. At least 4 citizens were killed. 6 more people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


The second ship reached Romanian territorial waters after successfully passing through the temporary sea corridor within the Black Sea Grain Initiative. This vessel, loaded with steel for African consumers, has been blocked since February 2022. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine

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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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