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A woman holds a cat near a building destroyed by a Russian missile attack in Kharkiv on January 2, 2024.
A woman holds a cat near a building destroyed by a Russian missile attack in Kharkiv on January 2, 2024.

Photo by Reuters, AFP

The aftermath of a Russian missile attack on a residential building in Kyiv’s Solomianskyi district. January 2, 2024.
The aftermath of a Russian missile attack on a residential building in Kyiv’s Solomianskyi district. January 2, 2024.

By Bohdan Kutiepov

A woman walks towards the damaged Lviv National University of Nature Management after a Russian drone attack on the outskirts of Lviv. January 1, 2024.
A woman walks towards the damaged Lviv National University of Nature Management after a Russian drone attack on the outskirts of Lviv. January 1, 2024.

By Yurii Dyachyshyn / AFP / Getty Images

Yurii and Halyna survived the Russian occupation in Mala Komyshuvakha, the Kharkiv region. Due to Russian military aggression, the village was demolished, nearby fields are seeded with landmines, and there are no water, heating, and gas. December 2023.
Yurii and Halyna survived the Russian occupation in Mala Komyshuvakha, the Kharkiv region. Due to Russian military aggression, the village was demolished, nearby fields are seeded with landmines, and there are no water, heating, and gas. December 2023.

By Serhii Korovaynyi

Yurii and Halyna survived the Russian occupation in Mala Komyshuvakha, the Kharkiv region. Due to Russian military aggression, the village was demolished, nearby fields are seeded with landmines, and there are no water, heating, and gas. December 2023.
Yurii and Halyna survived the Russian occupation in Mala Komyshuvakha, the Kharkiv region. Due to Russian military aggression, the village was demolished, nearby fields are seeded with landmines, and there are no water, heating, and gas. December 2023.

By Serhii Korovaynyi

The tattered flag of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region. It was partially occupied by Russian forces before Ukrainian defenders liberated it in a rapid counter-offensive in the summer-autumn of 2022. December 2023.
The tattered flag of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region. It was partially occupied by Russian forces before Ukrainian defenders liberated it in a rapid counter-offensive in the summer-autumn of 2022. December 2023.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

Due to Russian missile strikes on Lviv, a school was damaged by the blast wave. This is what one of its classrooms looks like now. December 29, 2023.
Due to Russian missile strikes on Lviv, a school was damaged by the blast wave. This is what one of its classrooms looks like now. December 29, 2023.

Photo: Andrii Sadovyi, Mayor of Lviv

A damaged shopping center in Dnipro, the Dnipropetrovsk region. On December 29, 2023, Russia launched the most massive air attack on Ukraine, causing destruction and casualties among civilians.
A damaged shopping center in Dnipro, the Dnipropetrovsk region. On December 29, 2023, Russia launched the most massive air attack on Ukraine, causing destruction and casualties among civilians.

Photo: Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration

A damaged shopping center in Dnipro, the Dnipropetrovsk region. On December 29, 2023, Russia launched the most massive air attack on Ukraine, causing destruction and casualties among civilians.
A damaged shopping center in Dnipro, the Dnipropetrovsk region. On December 29, 2023, Russia launched the most massive air attack on Ukraine, causing destruction and casualties among civilians.

Photo: Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration

A New Year’s celebration was organized for Ukrainian schoolchildren in Kharkiv. The city is regularly attacked with Russian missiles and drones, and children have to study — and have celebrations — in the metro station for their safety.
A New Year’s celebration was organized for Ukrainian schoolchildren in Kharkiv. The city is regularly attacked with Russian missiles and drones, and children have to study — and have celebrations — in the metro station for their safety.

By Serhii Korovaynyi

Denys lost his eyesight due to a combat injury. He continues to fight daily, but now — with the darkness. Denys resumed his boxing training and also signed up for massage courses to master a new profession.
Denys lost his eyesight due to a combat injury. He continues to fight daily, but now — with the darkness. Denys resumed his boxing training and also signed up for massage courses to master a new profession.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

Under constant shelling amidst destruction at the place of the former checkpoint along the road to Bakhmut, Ukrainian defenders set up an elegant Christmas tree.
Under constant shelling amidst destruction at the place of the former checkpoint along the road to Bakhmut, Ukrainian defenders set up an elegant Christmas tree.

Ву Konstantin and Vlada Liberovs

“Family warmth and hugs from relatives are a dream for everyone defending their loved ones,” says the author of the photos of the Ukrainian soldier at the Christmas dinner table.
“Family warmth and hugs from relatives are a dream for everyone defending their loved ones,” says the author of the photos of the Ukrainian soldier at the Christmas dinner table.

Вy Mykyta Shandyba

The Ukrainian defenders remembered their fallen brothers in arms during a joint prayer. For some, this is the second Christmas on the frontline amidst Russia’s full-scale war.
The Ukrainian defenders remembered their fallen brothers in arms during a joint prayer. For some, this is the second Christmas on the frontline amidst Russia’s full-scale war.

Photos from the 72nd separate mechanical assault brigade named after the Black Cossacks

“Especially in dark times, we must find time for light. Christ is born!” the military briefly captioned a series of photos from their Christmas celebration.
“Especially in dark times, we must find time for light. Christ is born!” the military briefly captioned a series of photos from their Christmas celebration.

Photos from the 72nd separate mechanical assault brigade named after the Black Cossacks

Soldier Bohdan with the call sign “Bas” at the Christmas table in a snowy field. With this series of photos, the author wanted to remind that Ukrainian defenders dream of returning home and celebrating Christmas with their families.
Soldier Bohdan with the call sign “Bas” at the Christmas table in a snowy field. With this series of photos, the author wanted to remind that Ukrainian defenders dream of returning home and celebrating Christmas with their families.

Вy Mykyta Shandyba

This is a flat in a residential building in the Solomianskyi district in Kyiv damaged by enemy UAV debris. At night on December 22, 2023, Russia attacked different regions of Ukraine with 28 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones, targeting civilian infrastructure.
This is a flat in a residential building in the Solomianskyi district in Kyiv damaged by enemy UAV debris. At night on December 22, 2023, Russia attacked different regions of Ukraine with 28 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones, targeting civilian infrastructure.

Photo from the Kyiv City Military Administration

Swedish-made Archer self-propelled howitzer of Ukraine’s 45th Separate Artillery Brigade fires at Russian positions in the Donetsk region.
Swedish-made Archer self-propelled howitzer of Ukraine’s 45th Separate Artillery Brigade fires at Russian positions in the Donetsk region.

Photo: Thomas Peter / Reuters

Local residents stand among debris on the street outside a house destroyed as a result of a Russian drone attack in Tairove, the Odesa region.
Local residents stand among debris on the street outside a house destroyed as a result of a Russian drone attack in Tairove, the Odesa region.

Photo: Anatolii Stepanov / AFP

A Ukrainian serviceman participates in military training focused on fighting Russian sabotage groups. December 2023, the Chernihiv region.
A Ukrainian serviceman participates in military training focused on fighting Russian sabotage groups. December 2023, the Chernihiv region.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP News Agency

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