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On October 25, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 3 Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones in the Kherson and the Dnipropetrovsk region. – Press service of the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have committed more than 39,000 war crimes against Ukraine and its citizens. – Yevhenii Yenin, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine


On October 25, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 4 Russian mortars, a Russian anti-aircraft missile system Tor, and an enemy ammunition depot in the South of Ukraine. – Operational Command “South”


Rocket attacks on Dnipro in the Dnipropetrovsk region on October 26. 2 people were killed. 4 citizens were injured and hospitalized. Local residential buildings and a power line were damaged. – Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 26 October (approximation): 68900 troops; 2628 tanks; 5351 armored vehicles; 1686 artillery systems; 379 MLRS; 192 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 271 aircraft; 248 helicopters; 4076 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1379 tactical UAVs; 149 special military equipment; 350 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 430 Ukrainian children have died, 822 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 238 Ukrainian children were reported missing and 9,441 were deported. – Prosecutor General’s Office


As of October 26, more than 1,000 dead bodies of Ukrainian citizens and servicemen killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the liberated Ukrainian territories. – Press service of the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian occupiers have kidnapped 540 Ukrainian citizens in the Zaporizhzhia region. 208 Ukrainians are still being held in captivity. – Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration


Another exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia has taken place. 10 Ukrainian servicemen have returned home. Besides, Ukraine has returned the body of the American volunteer Joshua Alan Jones, who fought for Ukraine. – Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office


On October 26, the Polish Senate voted for a resolution recognizing the Russian Federation as a terrorist regime. – Polish state radio company Polskie Radio


The Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a Russian helicopter Ka-52 in the Kherson region on October 26. – Operational Command “South”


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Kharkiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Donetsk, the Luhansk, the Zaporizhzhia, and the Kherson regions. 12 people were killed. 19 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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