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Over the last 2 days, Russian troops launched more than 30 drone attacks on Ukraine. In addition, Russian aggressors carried out some 4,500 missile strikes and over 8,000 air raids during this time. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have committed almost 40,000 war crimes against Ukraine and its citizens. – Kateryna Pavlichenko, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine


On October 27, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 2 enemy mortars, a Russian ammunition depot, a Russian military hangar, and an enemy pontoon bridge in the South of Ukraine. – Operational Command “South”


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 28 October (approximation): 69700 troops; 2640 tanks; 5378 armored vehicles; 1698 artillery systems; 379 MLRS; 192 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 272 aircraft; 251 helicopters; 4088 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1401 tactical UAVs; 151 special military equipment; 351 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Lithuanian companies have sent equipment worth about €100,000 to Ukraine for repairing electrical substations and gas pipelines damaged due to shellings by Russian occupiers. – Press service of the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Ukrainian air defense forces have shot down 300 Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones used by Russian troops in different regions of Ukraine. – Yurii Ihnat, Spokesman for the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


On October 28, 6 more ships left Ukrainian ports “Odesa”, “Chornomorsk”, and “Pivdennyi” through the “grain corridor”. 180,000 tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Europe, Africa, and Asia. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine


The Norwegian government has imposed new sanctions against 30 individuals and 7 legal entities from the Russian Federation. In particular, new sanctions relate to individuals involved in the so-called illegal “referendums” in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. – Official website of the Norwegian government


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Dnipropetrovsk, the Mykolaiv, the Sumy, the Kharkiv, the Donetsk, the Zaporizhzhia, the Kherson, the Luhansk, and the Chernihiv regions. 10 people were killed. 12 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – 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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