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On November 15, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 2 Russian self-propelled artillery units, an enemy Orlan-10 drone, and 2 Russian ammunition depots in the South of Ukraine. – Operational Command “South”


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on November 15. 4 people were killed. 7 citizens were injured. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


During the massive Russian missile strike on Ukraine on November 15, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 77 cruise missiles, 10 «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones, and 1 «Orion» drone. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 431 Ukrainian children have died, 835 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Emergency power outages keep going in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Up to 300,000 local consumers are currently without electricity. – Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 16 November (approximation): 82710 troops; 2871 tanks; 5797 armored vehicles; 1860 artillery systems; 393 MLRS; 209 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 278 aircraft; 261 helicopters; 4360 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1525 tactical UAVs; 160 special military equipment; 474 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Lyman, Avdiivka, and Bakhmut directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


The Swedish government will deliver a new military aid package worth 3 billion crowns ($287 million) to Ukraine. In particular, it will include air defense systems and ammunition from the Armed Forces of Sweden stockpiles. – Reuters


Resumption of the work of some Ukrainian energy facilities after massive Russian missile strikes on November 15 may take up to two weeks. – Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office


The German government has transferred to Ukraine a new military aid package. In particular, it includes ammunition for multiple rocket launchers MARS II; 3 tank transporter tractors M1070 Oshkosh; 17 border protection vehicles; spare parts for heavy machine gun M2; 24 MG3 for armored recovery vehicles; 116 mobile heating systems; 10 anti-drone sensors and jammers; 20 frequency range extensions for anti-drone devices; and a lift truck. – Official website of the Federal government of Germany


The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany allocates €1 million as emergency aid in response to numerous Russian attacks on the civilian energy infrastructure of Ukraine. – Official Twitter page of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine


8 more ships have left Ukrainian ports “Odesa”, “Chornomorsk”, and “Pivdennyi” through the “grain corridor”. 269 thousand tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Europe, Africa, and Asia. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine


As of November 16, Ukraine has returned 103 Ukrainian children forcibly deported to Russia by Russian occupiers. – Yaroslav Shanko, Deputy Head of the Juvenile Prevention Directorate of the National Police


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Dnipropetrovsk, the Donetsk, the Kyiv, the Zaporizhzhia, the Kharkiv, the Luhansk, and the Kherson regions. 5 people were killed. 7 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have attacked the Ukrainian energy system 126 times. – Prosecutor General’s Office

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By Thomas Peter / Reuters

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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

Ukrainian defender Serhii received his first combat injury in 2015 in the East of Ukraine. He volunteered to defend Ukraine once again in 2022. However, in June 2023, Serhii was injured on the frontline: a man lost two arms and part of his foot.

By Marta Syrko

The funeral of Vladyslav Rykov, call sign “Magic”, a Ukrainian fighter pilot who participated in 385 military missions. A Russian missile hit his fighter jet during one of the combat flights.

By Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov

Olena cries at her damaged apartment following an overnight Russian shelling in Myrnohrad, the Donetsk region. February 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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