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00:35

On December 27, the US government announced a new military aid package for Ukraine of $250 million. It includes additional munitions for NASAMS; Stinger anti-aircraft missiles; air defense system components; additional ammunition for HIMARS; 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds; and other capabilities. – Official website of the US Department of Defense

07:44

Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 28 December 2023 (approximation): 356670 troops; 5940 tanks; 11015 armored vehicles; 8391 artillery systems; 935 MLRS; 617 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 329 aircraft; 324 helicopters; 11180 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 23 military boats; 6503 tactical UAVs; 1247 special military equipment; 1620 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

08:04

At night on December 28, Ukrainian defenders shot down 7 out of 8 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

10:18

Over the past day, about 56 combat clashes took place on the frontline. At the same time, Ukrainian missile troops hit two Russian command posts, six enemy ammunition depots, and two Russian artillery units. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out ten strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment and two strikes on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

13:00

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 513 Ukrainian children have been killed, and 1,161 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office

16:51

As of December, the German government has already blocked Russian assets worth €4,1 billion. – Nodjinan Nimindé-Dundadengar, Spokesperson for taxation and federal financial relations of the Federal Ministry of Finance

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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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