Ukrainian War Updates

Missile Tracker

Total number of Russian Missiles Launched6,100+
Numbers have been sourced from the official website of Ukraine, verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine: click here to read further.

Civilian Casualty Tracker

Ukrainian Civilian Deaths 9,369+
Total Ukrainian Civilian Casualties 26,015+
Total Ukrainian Refugees 7.9 million
Data from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (as of July 2023)

Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

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May 25, 2024

VOAnews: At least six people were killed and nearly 60 were injured Saturday in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv from a spate of Russian missile strikes, including two guided bombs that struck a hardware store in the city’s residential area. Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said about 120 people were in the hardware store when the bombs struck. “The attack targeted the shopping center, where there were many people — this is clearly terrorism,” Terekhov said.

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May 23, 2024

APNews: Russian missiles slammed into Ukraine’s second-largest city in the country’s northeast and killed at least seven civilians early Thursday, officials said, as Kyiv’s army labored to hold off an intense cross-border offensive by the Kremlin’s larger and better-equipped forces. At least 20 people were wounded as S-300 missiles struck the city of Kharkiv, regional Gov. Oleh Syniehubov said. Explosions reverberated around the city of some 1 million people.

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May 19, 2024

Euronews: The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office said six people were killed and 27 injured in a Russian strike on the outskirts of the regional capital, also called Kharkiv. Regional Governor Oleh Syniehubov said that five more people were killed and nine wounded in an attack on the region’s Kupiansk district, southeast of the regional capital. The Russian Ministry of Defence said that its forces in the area were ”continuing to advance into the depths of the enemy’s defence.” Ukraine’s General Staff said Russia had stepped up its attacks around Kharkiv and that the situation was ”dynamic”.

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May 18, 2024

Reuters: Ukraine shot down 29 of 30 missiles launched by Russia in overnight air strikes but one person was killed in an attack on the southern city of Odesa, the Ukrainian military said on Thursday. Black smoke filled the sky over Kyiv during the ninth attack on the capital this month. Falling debris from missiles hit by air defences set off fires in eastern parts of Kyiv, causing minor damage but no casualties in the capital, officials said.

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May 16, 2024

Reuters: Ukraine said on Tuesday it had shot down six Russian Kinzhal missiles in a single night, thwarting a weapon Moscow has touted as a next-generation hypersonic missile that was all but unstoppable. When asked about the Ukrainian claim, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu dismissed it, the RIA news agency reported. His ministry said a Kinzhal had destroyed a U.S.-built Patriot surface-to-air missile defence system.

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May 15, 2024

Crisis24: At least four Russian missiles struck a military base near Yavoriv, around 60 km (37 miles) west of Lviv, early on May 15. The regional governor states the base has been completely destroyed; no casualties have yet been reported. Military officials state the missiles were fired from the Black Sea; at least two other missiles were intercepted by air defense forces.

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May 14, 2024

Reuters: Russia carried out a series of air strikes on residential areas in the city of Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine on Tuesday, local officials said, injuring at least 20 people. One of the sites hit was a 20-storey building in the city centre, emergency services said. Earlier, officials had said it was a 12-storey building. Regional prosecutors said Russia had used its new guided UMPB D-30 bombs in that attack.

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May 12, 2024

Reuters: At least 15 people were killed and scores injured on Sunday when a section of a Russian apartment block collapsed after being struck by fragments of a Soviet-era missile, launched by Ukraine and shot down by Russia, Russian officials said. In one of the deadliest attacks to date on the region of Belgorod, Ukraine launched what Russian officials said was a massive missile attack, involving Tochka ballistic missiles and Adler and RM-70 Vampire (MLRS) multiple launch rocket systems.

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May 10, 2024

Reuters: A Russian missile attack on Ukraine’s northeastern city of Kharkiv injured two people and set three houses on fire in the early hours of Friday, local officials said. Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, which lies just 30 km from the Russian border, is particularly exposed to aerial attacks and has been badly damaged as Moscow has stepped up its airstrikes in recent months.

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May 9, 2024

Reuters: Russia fired cruise missiles at Kyiv on Tuesday and paraded troops across Moscow’s Red Square for its annual celebration of victory in World War Two, pared back amid shortages of manpower and arms at the front after a failed winter campaign in Ukraine. In a fiery 10-minute speech in front of the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin thundered against “Western global elites” and said civilisation was at “a decisive turning point”.

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May 8, 2024

ABC News: Ukrainian energy facilities in six regions were bombarded early Wednesday by a Russian air attack, an hourslong strike that included dozens of missiles and drones, Ukrainian officials said. Russia launched at least 21 attack drones, including Iranian-made Shahed drones, along with about 55 missiles, Ukrainian military officials said.

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May 5, 2024

Voice of America: Russian airstrikes hit the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Kharkiv killing three people and injuring at least 17, officials said Sunday, as the two countries observed Orthodox Easter Sunday. Russia had used a guided aerial bomb in the strike launched from a plane. The region’s governor, Oleg Syniehubov wrote on the Telegram messaging app that Russia is using such extremely destructive weapons more frequently.

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May 4, 2024

Reuters: Russian attacks on Ukraine’s Kharkiv and Dnipro regions and the Black Sea port city of Odesa killed at least two civilians, set a food factory ablaze and damaged other infrastructure, homes and commercial buildings on Saturday, regional officials said. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia had used eight missiles of various kinds and nearly 70 guided aerial bombs against communities and frontline positions during the day, after Ukraine’s air force downed 13 Shahed drones that targeted the Kharkiv and Dnipro regions overnight.

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May 1, 2024

Reuters:

 A Russian ballistic missile struck a postal depot in the Ukrainian port of Odesa late on Wednesday, injuring 14 people and triggering a large fire, Regional Governor Oleh Kiper said. It was the third missile attack on the city in as many days.

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April 30, 2024

Reuters: Russian officials said on Tuesday that Ukraine had attacked Crimea with U.S.-produced Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) in an attempt to pierce Russian air defences of the annexed peninsula but that six had been shot down. Washington secretly shipped the long-range missiles to Kyiv as part of a $300 million military aid package for Ukraine that U.S. President Joe Biden approved on March 12, a U.S. official said last week.

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April 29, 2024

Reuters: Russian missile attack on an educational institution in a popular seafront park in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa on Monday killed at least five people and injured 32, local officials said. Regional governor Oleh Kiper, writing on the Telegram messaging app, said that in addition to those killed in the attack, one man died after suffering a stroke attributed to the strike.

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April 28, 2024

Reuters: Russia hurled missiles at cities across Ukraine as people slept on Friday, killing at least 25 civilians in the first large-scale air strikes in nearly two months, as Kyiv said it was nearly ready to launch a huge assault to retake occupied land. Firefighters tackled a blaze at a residential apartment hit by a Russian missile in the central town of Uman and rescue workers clambered through a huge pile of smouldering rubble, searching for survivors and bodies as anxious people stood by.

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April 27, 2024

Reuters: Russian missiles pounded power facilities in central and western Ukraine on Saturday, increasing pressure on the ailing energy system as the country faces a shortage of air defences despite a breakthrough in U.S. military aid. The air strike, carried out with long-range missiles, including cruise missiles fired by Russian strategic bombers based in the Arctic Circle, was the fourth large-scale aerial assault targeting the power system since March 22.

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April 26, 2024

AP News: The U.S. will provide Ukraine additional Patriot missiles for its air defense systems as part of a massive $6 billion additional aid package, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Friday. The missiles will be used to replenish previously supplied Patriot systems. The package also includes more munitions for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems, or NASAMS, and additional gear to integrate Western air defense launchers, missiles and radars into Ukraine’s existing weaponry, much of which still dates back to the Soviet era.

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April 25, 2024

Reuters:

A Russian missile damaged critical infrastructure and injured six people in Ukraine’s central Cherkasy region on Thursday, the regional governor said. The attack hit civilian and railway infrastructure in the city of Smila, Ukrainian Air Force spokesperson Illya Yevlash said in a television broadcast. An Iskander-K missile was used in the attack, based on preliminary information, Yevlash added.

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April 24, 2024

Reuters: Russian missiles damaged residential buildings and injured six people in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, early on Wednesday, Governor Oleh Synehubov said on Telegram. The attack damaged three residential buildings, two offices, three non-residential buildings and a gas pipeline in the central district of the city, according to the governor’s statement.

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April 22, 2024

Reuters: A Russian missile strike that broke in half a 240-metre (787-foot) television tower in Kharkiv on Monday is part of a deliberate effort by Moscow to make Ukraine’s second largest city uninhabitable, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said. Dramatic footage obtained by Reuters showed the main mast of the television tower breaking off and falling to the ground in the city that has been pounded by missile and drone strikes for weeks.

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April 20, 2024

Reuters: Ukraine attacked eight Russian regions with dozens of long-range strike drones, setting ablaze a fuel depot and hitting three power substations in a major attack early on Saturday, an intelligence source in Kyiv told Reuters. The overnight attack, which was confirmed by the defence ministry in Moscow, comes amid a Russian airstrike campaign that has battered Ukraine’s energy system and pounded its cities in recent weeks.

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April 19, 2024

Reuters: Ukraine shot down a Russian strategic bomber on Friday after the warplane took part in a long-range airstrike that killed eight people including two children in the central Dnipropetrovsk region, Kyiv said. Missiles rained down on the city of Dnipro and the surrounding region in the early hours, damaging residential buildings and the main train station.

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April 17, 2024

New York Times: At least 17 people were killed and scores more injured when three Russian missiles struck a busy downtown district of Chernihiv, north of Kyiv, just before noon on Wednesday, Ukrainian officials said. President Volodymyr Zelensky said the death toll, reported by the office of Ukraine’s prosecutor general, might rise and blamed Ukraine’s lack of air defenses for the loss of life. The prosecutor general said that 61 people had been reported injured.

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April 16, 2024

CNN: A lack of air defenses meant Ukraine was powerless to prevent a Russian airstrike last week that destroyed the biggest power plant in Kyiv region, President Volodomyr Zelensky said. Russia fired 11 missiles towards the Trypilska power plant, Zelensky said. Ukrainian air defenses downed the first seven missiles, but the next four completely destroyed the plant.

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April 12, 2024

Washington Post: As Ukrainian officials plead for more Western arms and a U.S. aid package remains stalled in Congress, Russia is advancing on the battlefield in eastern Ukraine, seizing new territory and intensifying attacks to capture the town of Chasiv Yar and others in the Donetsk region. Away from the front line, Ukraine’s dwindling air defense capabilities are showing vulnerabilities, as more Russian missiles and drones are able to hit targets such as critical infrastructure facilities.

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April 11, 2024

Reuters: Russian missiles and drones destroyed a large electricity plant near Kyiv and hit power facilities in several regions of Ukraine on Thursday, officials said, ramping up pressure on the embattled energy system as Kyiv runs low on air defences. The major attack more than two years since Russia’s full-scale invasion completely destroyed the Trypilska coal-powered thermal power plant near the capital, a senior official at the comp.

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April 10, 2024

Reuters: Russian forces launched deadly attacks on Wednesday on frequent targets in the south and north of Ukraine, in Kharkiv and Odesa regions, killing seven people and injuring many more, officials said. In Odesa district in the south, an early evening missile attack killed four people, including a 10-year-old girl, and injured 14 more, regional Governor Oleh Kiper said.

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April 6, 2024

Al Jazeera: Russian missile strikes on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, have killed eight people and injured at least 10 others, regional officials said. Ukraine’s national police said the attack was launched by drones, while regional officials said Russian forces used missiles and bombs. The police and local authorities published pictures of fires that had broken out on city streets and next to buildings.

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April 5, 2024

Reuters: Russia fired five missiles on Ukraine’s southern city of Zaporizhzhia on Friday, killing at least four people, injuring 20 and damaging residential buildings and industrial facilities, the regional governor said. Two journalists covering the aftermath of the strikes were among those wounded in the city, which is near the frontline in the war with Russian forces.

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April 4, 2024

Reuters: A Russian drone attack struck residential buildings in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and an energy facility in the surrounding region on Thursday, killing four people and severing power for 350,000 residents, officials said. By evening, power supply limitations had been introduced in six Ukrainian regions due to the latest attacks on grid infrastructure and higher electricity consumption, grid operator Ukrenergo said. It described the limitations as “moderate”.

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April 2, 2024

Reuters: A Russian missile attack on Tuesday damaged an educational facility in Ukraine’s city of Dnipro and injured 18 people, local authorities said. Twelve people remained in hospital, including five children, Serhiy Lysak, the regional governor, said on Telegram. He described the scale of injuries as moderate

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March 31, 2024

Reuters: Russia launched 16 missiles and 11 drones at Ukraine in an overnight air attack, Ukraine’s air force said on Sunday morning. In a statement on Telegram, the air force said it had managed to down nine of the drones and nine of the missiles. It did not identify their targets.

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March 29, 2024

Reuters: Massive Russian missile and drone attacks hit thermal and hydro power plants in central and western Ukraine overnight, officials said on Friday, in the latest barrage targeting the country’s already damaged power infrastructure. Kaniv hydropower plant was among the targets along with Dnister plant, which is located on the Dnister River, flowing through neighbouring Moldova, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said.

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March 28, 2024

Reuters: Ukrainian forces shot down 26 out of 28 attack drones launched overnight by Russia, Kyiv’s military said on Thursday. The Iranian-made drones were destroyed over parts of eastern, southern and southeastern Ukraine, the air force added.

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March 27, 2024

  • Kyiv Post: Ukraine vowed to become a fully digital country just months ahead of Russia’s full-scale invasion and has continued working towards that goal even as the war intensified. The Ministry of Digital Transformation led the way through its Diia mobile app portal, which now allows more than 21 million Ukrainians to access over 70 government services and to store and access 14 essential digital documents. The same ministry, headed by Mykhailo Fedorov, has been the driving force behind a whole range of technological innovations. Its work on unmanned aerial, ground and seaborne vehicles – drones – has grabbed the headlines as they are considered to have transformed the way a modern war is fought.

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March 25, 2024

  • Euromaidan Press: For the second time, Russia used its newest missile, ZM22 “Zircon,” to strike Kyiv. Two missiles were shot down by Ukraine’s air defense over the city, Defense Express reported, citing its sources and sharing a photo of the missile debris. This is the second publicly known use of this missile after an unsuccessful attempt to attack Kyiv on 7 February 2024. After the strike on 25 March 2024, the preliminary analysis of the wreckage from the two intercepted missiles that fell within the capital confirms the use of Zircon missiles. Unlike the 7 February attack, which left only highly fragmented debris, the current wreckage provides much more informative remains.

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March 24, 2024

  • Politico: Moscow launched a huge attack with missiles and drones on Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv and the western region of Lviv on Sunday, Ukrainian officials said. At the same time, Ukraine said it hit two Russian landing ships, a communications center and other infrastructure used by Russia’s Black Sea fleet in Crimea. The Yamal and Azov ships were damaged, Ukrainian officials said, according to media reports. Russia unleashed 57 Russian missiles and drones on Ukraine early Sunday in the Kremlin’s third large missile attack in the past four days, and the second to target the capital. Ukraine’s air force destroyed 18 out of 29 missiles and 25 out of 28 attack drones, it said on Telegram.

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March 24, 2024

  • AP News: Poland demanded an explanation from Russia on Sunday after one of its missiles strayed briefly into Polish airspace during a major missile attack on Ukraine, prompting the NATO member to activate F-16 fighter jets. It was Russia’s third big missile attack on Ukraine in the past four days, and the second to target the capital, Kyiv. The governor of the Lviv region, Maksym Kozytskyi, said on the Telegram platform that critical infrastructure was hit, but he didn’t specify what precisely was struck. No deaths or injuries were reported. Later, authorities said that rescuers had just put out a fire at a critical infrastructure facility in the Lviv region, which had been attacked with missiles and drones at night and in the morning.

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March 21, 2024

  • AP News: Russia fired more than two dozen missiles at Kyiv before dawn on Thursday, attacking the Ukrainian capital for the first time in six weeks and sending panicked residents flooding into the relative safety of the subway system in a scene reminiscent of the first weeks of the war. Air defenses shot down all 31 of the missiles, though the falling wreckage still damaged apartment buildings and injured 13 people, including a child, officials said. An estimated 25,000 people, including about 3,000 children, took shelter in the city’s subway stations as air raid sirens wailed for about three hours, officials said.

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February 28, 2024

  • Army Recognition: On February 26, 2024, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Gilad Erdan, announced Israel’s intention to provide the Ukrainian army with advanced early warning systems for missile strikes and drone attacks. In a recent address to the United Nations General Assembly, Erdan reiterated Israel’s willingness to share its technological capabilities with Ukraine, underlining the imperative of solidarity in confronting shared threats.

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February 14, 2024

  • CNN: Ukraine claims it has now disabled a third of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet after its military intelligence said it sank another Russian warship in a sea drone attack off the coast of Crimea on Wednesday. Russia’s landing ship Caesar Kunikov was attacked with “MAGURA” V5 drones that punctured “critical holes” on its left side before sinking, the Ukrainian military intelligence agency said on Telegram. “Ukraine has disabled a third of the Russian Black Sea Fleet during the large-scale invasion,” the country’s armed forces told CNN after Wednesday’s attack.

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February 13, 2024

  • CNN: Ukraine claims it has evidence Russia fired an advanced hypersonic missile – one that experts say is almost impossible to shoot down – for the first time in the almost 2-year-old war. The government-run Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise said in a Telegram post that debris recovered after a February 7 attack on the Ukrainian capital pointed to the use of a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile by the Russian military.

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February 12, 2024

  • TWZ: Ukraine is using a network made up of thousands of acoustic sensors across the country to help detect and track incoming Russian kamikaze drones, alert traditional air defenses in advance, and also dispatch ad hoc drone hunting teams to shoot them down. This is according to the U.S. Air Force’s top officer in Europe who also said the U.S. military is now looking to test this capability to see if it might help meet its own demands for additional ways to persistently monitor for, and engage, drone threats. Gen. James Hecker, head of U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), as well as Air Forces Africa (AFAFRICA) and NATO’s Allied Air Command, provided the details about Ukraine’s acoustic sensor network and related air and missile defense issues at a press roundtable that The War Zone and other outlets attended earlier today. This gathering took place on the sidelines of this year’s Air & Space Forces Association Warfare Symposium, which opened today.

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February 9, 2024

  • Kyiv Independent: Norway announced on Feb. 9 that it had asked the parliament to deliver an additional 10 Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) air defense launchers and four fire control centers to Ukraine. NASAMS is a ground-based air defense system capable of firing a variety of different anti-air missiles. Norway pledged NASAMS air defense equipment worth $30.5 million in December 2023, some of which was to be sent from current stocks, while the rest was ordered to be commissioned for later delivery. Oslo delivered its first two NASAMS systems to Ukraine in the spring of 2023. “The Norwegian NASAMS system saves Ukrainian lives and prevents the destruction of buildings and infrastructure,” said Norwegian Defense Minister Bjoern Arild Gram.

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February 8, 2024

  • Defense Blog: A report from the Militarnyi news agency said that during a recent mass missile attack on Ukraine, Russian forces used the newest 3M22 Zircon hypersonic cruise missile. The missile, reportedly launched from the temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula towards Kyiv, followed a trajectory distinct from previous missile launches, such as the “Oniks” and “Kinzhal.” Debris found at the crash site is believed to belong to the 3M22 “Zircon” missile, with markings identifying it as “3M22 №23066.” This development suggests that Russia is employing cutting-edge missile technology for testing and potentially refining its capabilities on Ukrainian soil.

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February 7, 2024

  • Ukrinform: On the morning of February 7, air defense forces destroyed about 20 enemy missiles over Kyiv and on approaches to the city. That’s according to the city military administration, Ukrinform reports. “The third missile attack on Kyiv in 2024. The enemy used Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles launched from Tu-95MS strategic bombers from the territory of the Russian Federation. The air raid alert in the capital lasted almost 3 hours. The missiles entered the capital in several waves from different directions,” said Serhiy Popko, the head of the Kyiv city military administration.

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February 7, 2024

  • New York Times: Missiles streaked into Kyiv early Wednesday in a Russian attack that killed at least five people, according to local officials, jolted residents awake with air alarms and explosions, and ignited a fire that sent plumes of smoke billowing over the Ukrainian capital. The barrage, which directed missiles and drones at cities across the country, coincided with a moment of heightened uncertainty for Ukraine. Russian forces are pressing assaults in towns and villages along the front, American aid is in doubt, and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine is preparing for what he has hinted will be a major shake-up in his government and the army’s leadership.

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February 6, 2024

  • Atlantic Council: Amid worsening ammunition shortages and mounting concerns over the future of Western military aid, the Ukrainian army has largely switched to active defense in recent months. Nevertheless, as the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine approaches the two-year mark, talk of a stalemate remains premature. While heavy fighting continues at various hot spots along the front lines in southern and eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian commanders have begun 2024 by attempting to bring the war home to Russia with a new air strike campaign against the Russian oil and gas industry. By targeting Putin’s economically important energy sector, Ukraine hopes to weaken Russia’s war machine and create a range of dilemmas for the Kremlin. The recent long-range Ukrainian drone strikes against energy sector targets deep inside Russia are not entirely unprecedented. Indeed, during 2023, Ukraine managed to carry out a number of successful strikes against Russian military targets.

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February 2, 2024

  • Euromaidan Press: Ukraine has received two new air defense systems, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced in his evening address on 2 February. Zelenskyy did not specify the systems he was referring to but stated they are capable of “shooting down everything.” Western air defense system and missile provisions remain crucial for Ukraine as Russian forces attempt to adapt to current Ukrainian air defense capabilities and as Ukraine develops its defense industrial base, the Institute for the Study of War said.

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February 1, 2024

  • Euromaidan Press: Ukrainian forces sank another vessel of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet using surface drones, according to the Main Directorate of Intelligence (HUR) of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry. Since the outset of Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022, Ukraine managed to destroy or severely damage at least 16 Russian Navy ships prior to the sinking of the Ivanovets – today’s addition to the collection. The Russian Navy’s previous losses included the Moskva cruiser, which was the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the Novecherkassk large landing ship, the Rostov-on-Don submarine, and multiple other vessels.

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January 31, 2024

  • Eurasian Times: The Pentagon is on the brink of delivering Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) to the Ukrainian military, a move that is set to reshape the dynamics of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
  • Sources familiar with the discussions revealed that Kyiv is set to receive the first shipment of Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDB), a long-range weapon manufactured by Boeing, not yet part of the US inventory. The impending delivery of Boeing’s Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) comes following successful tests of the long-range precision bomb, with deployment scheduled by January 31.

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January 31, 2024

  • Alarabiya: Kyiv said Wednesday that Russian forces attacked Ukraine with 20 drones and three missiles overnight, and that air defense systems downed more than one dozen of the unmanned aerial vehicles. Ukraine has been under persistent aerial bombardment by Russian forces for nearly two years and has appealed to allies in the West to bolster its defensive systems.

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January 31, 2024

  • The Telegraph: Ukraine launches massive Storm Shadow missile attack on Crimea. Jets armed with British rockets strike at targets in annexed peninsula as Kyiv prepares to launch counter-offensive.

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January 25, 2024

  • Kyiv Independent: A Russian Il-76 transport aircraft allegedly carrying Ukrainian prisoners of war crashed in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast on Jan. 24 at around 11 a.m. local time, the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing the country’s Defense Ministry. Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing its sources in the Ukrainian military, that the plane was carrying S-300 missiles. This information was also provided to Ukrinform by its military sources.

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January 24, 2024

  • The Telegraph: Britain in secret plans to send more Storm Shadows to Ukraine. Britain has reportedly offered Germany a swap of cruise missiles that could allow the government in Berlin a way to overcome concerns over a suggested arms delivery to Ukraine.

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January 24, 2024

  • Aljazeera: At least 18 people have been killed and more than 130 injured after Russia hit Ukraine’s biggest cities with waves of missiles. Speaking in a sombre evening address, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia had launched some 40 missiles of varying types. More than 200 sites were hit, including 139 homes, with many deaths in “an ordinary high-rise apartment building”, Zelenskyy said. “Ordinary people lived there.” He promised a strong response.

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January 19, 2024

  • Wall Street Journey: One of the world’s biggest illicit-arms suppliers just got a major advertisement. In recent weeks, Russian forces have fired short-range ballistic missiles in Ukraine provided by North Korea, according to assessments from Washington, Seoul and Kyiv. Pyongyang has provided Moscow with dozens of the weapons, the U.S. says.

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January 17, 2024

  • Independent: Russia fired two missiles at Kharkiv city in northeastern Ukraine during the night, hitting apartment buildings and a medical center and injuring 17 people, officials said Wednesday, in Moscow’s latest strikes on civilian areas in the almost two-year war. The S-300 missiles landed after dark Tuesday, Kharkiv regional Gov. Oleh Syniehubov said on Telegram. The surface-to-air missiles have been adapted by Russia to hit land targets and are cheaper to produce than ballistic or cruise missiles. However, they are inaccurate and have a shorter range, analysts say.

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January 15, 2024

  • Business Insider: Ukraine claims it has fitted the floating drones it is using to devastate Russia’s Black Sea fleet with missile launchers, making them even more deadly. Ukraine’s intelligence service, the SBU, in early January released grainy video footage which it claimed showed its “Sea Baby” drones firing missiles at Russian vessels. According to the Ukrainska Pravda, Russian ships had left a port near Sevastopol in occupied Crimea to sink the drones after an attack — but instead of seeking to outpace them, the drones turned back and fired missiles at the Russian vessels.

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January 13, 2024

  • Aljazeera: Russia launched dozens of attacks across Ukraine overnight, the Ukrainian air force said, as Kyiv continued its diplomatic efforts to ratchet up support and military aid. “A total of 40 means of enemy air attack were recorded,” the air force said on Saturday, adding that it destroyed eight missiles. “More than 20 devices” failed to reach their targets due to “active measures by means of electronic warfare”. Russia said it destroyed all targets in a barrage of attacks on facilities producing ammunition and drones in Ukraine. The defence ministry in Moscow said its armed forces “carried out a group strike … against facilities of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex”.

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January 10th, 2024

  • Reuters: Two Russian missiles struck a hotel late on Wednesday in the centre of Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, injuring 11 people, one person seriously, the regional governor said. Pictures posted online showed many of the windows blown out and balconies destroyed with large piles of rubble in the street below. Emergency teams made their way through gaping holes in the facade to sift through rubble inside.

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January 8th, 2024

  • Reuters: Russia sent dozens of missiles across Ukraine early on Monday, killing at least four civilians and hitting residential areas and commercial sites in its latest combined air attack, Ukrainian authorities said. Two people were killed in the western Khmelnytskyi region, local officials reported, where critical infrastructure had also been struck. In Kryvyi Rih, a 62-year-old was killed and a shopping centre and scores of private homes and apartment buildings damaged after nine Russian missiles hit the south central city, said Oleksandr Vilkul, the mayor.

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January 7th, 2024

  • Reuters: Russia launched 28 attack drones and three cruise missile at Ukraine overnight, Ukraine’s air force said on Sunday, adding that its air defence systems destroyed 21 of the drones. The air force said on its Telegram messaging channel that Russia targeted mainly the south and east of Ukraine, and did not say what happened to the three cruise missiles. “The enemy is shifting the focus of attack to the frontline territories – Kherson and Dnipropetrovsk regions were attacked by drones,” Air Force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat told national television.

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January 6th, 2024

  • Reuters: A Russian missile strike killed 11 people and injured 10 on Saturday in and around the eastern Ukrainian city of Pokrovsk, the governor of the Ukrainian-controlled part of Donetsk region said. Five of the dead were children. A U.N. official in Ukraine expressed horror at the incident. Rescue efforts extended into the night. Pictures posted online by regional governor Vadym Filashkin showed teams sifting through piles of smouldering rubble in the dark as well as a burned-out vehicle.

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January 5th, 2024

  • Reuters: Russia has hit Ukraine with missiles supplied by North Korea for the first time during its invasion, a senior Kyiv official said on Friday, corroborating an earlier assertion by the U.S. White House. The statement on social media platform X came after the governor of the northeastern region of Kharkiv said that his region had been struck by missiles fired by Russia that were not Russian-made. “There is no longer any disguise … as part of its outright genocidal war, the Russian Federation for the first time struck at the territory of Ukraine with missiles received from … North Korea,” the senior Kyiv official, Mykhailo Podolyak, said.

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January 4th, 2024

  • Reuters: A Russian missile attack on the city of Kropyvnytskyi in central Ukraine killed one person, damaged two energy facilities and caused power outages for civilians and on the railway, Ukrainian officials said on Thursday. One of the objects hit was a repair and production facility, Ukraine’s national grid operator Ukrenergo said on the Telegram messaging app. “The damage did not cause any failures in the main network,” Ukrenergo added.

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January 2, 2024

  • Reuters: Russia pounded Ukraine’s two biggest cities on Tuesday in a new wave of heavy air strikes that killed at least five civilians and prompted calls for the West to quickly provide more military assistance. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said 135 people had been injured in the latest missile and drone attacks, including 61 in and around Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city in the northeast and 17 in and around the capital, Kyiv.

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December 29, 2023

  • AP News: Since the start of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Russian military has repeatedly used missiles to blast civilian targets across the country, with devastating consequences. One of the biggest attacks occurred on Friday when Russia launched more than 100 missiles and dozens of drones. The attack killed at least 24 civilians, injured another 130 and left an unknown number buried under rubble. Western officials and analysts recently warned that Russia had limited its cruise missile strikes in recent months in an apparent effort to build up stockpiles for massive attacks during the winter, hoping to break Ukrainians’ spirit

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December 20, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia launched its fifth air attack this month targeting Kyiv and air defence systems destroyed all drones on approach to the capital, Ukrainian military officials said early on Wednesday. Ukraine’s Air Force said air defence systems destroyed 18 out of 19 attack drones launched at Kyiv, Odesa, Kherson and other regions of Ukraine. It was not immediately clear how many were destroyed over Kyiv. “According to preliminary information, there were no casualties or destruction in the capital,” Serhiy Popko, head of Kyiv’s military administration, said on the Telegram messaging app.

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December 17, 2023

  • Reuters: Ukraine and Russia launched a swarm of drones at each other’s territories on Sunday as both sides step up attacks, with the Russian assault reportedly killing one person in Odesa and the Ukrainian strike targeting a Russian military airfield. Ukraine’s air force said on Sunday morning that it had destroyed 20 drones and a cruise missile that Russia launched overnight. Nine of the drones were downed over the southern Odesa region, with falling debris starting a fire in a residential house and killing one person.

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December 15, 2023

  • Reuters: Ukraine’s air defence and mobile groups of drone hunters shot down 30 out of 31 Russian drones over 11 regions across the country on Saturday, the air force said. A series of explosions resounded throughout the Ukrainian capital Kyiv as air defence units engaged Russian drones, Reuters witnesses said. “This is the sixth air attack on Kyiv since the start of the month,” said Serhiy Popko, head of the city’s military administration.

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December 13, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia’s second missile assault on Kyiv this week injured at least 53 people, damaging homes and a children’s hospital, Ukrainian officials said on Wednesday, as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy pleaded for more help for his country. The windows of residential apartment blocks were blown out and frightened residents streamed out onto the street to assess the damage. Missile debris blew a large crater in the ground and destroyed parked cars.

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December 11, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital with eight long-range ballistic missiles before dawn on Monday and four people were wounded by debris after air defences shot down the incoming salvo, officials said. The strike at around 4 a.m. (0200 GMT) marked the first major attack on Kyiv in recent months using ballistic missiles, which travel faster than drones and cruise missiles and are harder to shoot down.

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December 8, 2023

  • CNN: Russia fired a barrage of cruise missiles at targets in Ukraine early Friday morning after a nearly 80-day pause, Ukrainian officials said. The air raid in Kyiv lasted almost two hours but all missiles heading towards the Ukrainian capital were destroyed by air defenses, according to Serhii Popko, head of the Kyiv city military administration. Some homes were damaged in Kyiv as a result of falling debris from “downed enemy targets,” the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said. But a missile that hit the city of Pavlohrad in Ukraine’s central Dnipropetrov

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November 1, 2023

  • Kyiv Post: A Ukrainian army spokesman said on Tuesday that Kyiv had carried out a series of attacks by air and ground forces against multiple sites on the Crimean Peninsula that had overcome Russian defenses and left a key Russian air defense facility damaged. Spokesman for Ukraine’s naval operations, Dmitry Peltenchuk, said the strikes had targeted Russian air defense systems over “a large area” in Crimea and confirmed that key elements of that equipment had been damaged.

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October 30, 2023

  • Newsweek: Ukrainian forces have said that they struck a Russian target in Crimea using ATACMS (Army Tactical Missile Systems), which reportedly could be the first time the U.S.-supplied weapon has been used on the peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014. The Ukrainian Armed Forces said on Telegram on Monday they had “successfully hit a strategic object of the air defense system on the western coast of occupied Crimea.” Ukraine did not specify further and the Russian defense ministry, which Newsweek has contacted has not commented on the claims.

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October 25, 2023

  • The Guardian: Russia’s military has conducted a simulated nuclear strike in a drill overseen by President Vladimir Putin, hours after the upper house of parliament voted to rescind the country’s ratification of a global nuclear test ban. The bill to end ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, approved in the lower house last week, will now be sent to Putin for final approval. Putin has said that revoking Russia’s 2000 ratification would “mirror” the stance of the US, which signed but did not ratify the nuclear test ban.

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October 25, 2023

  • Air and Space Force Magazine: The U.S. has begun training Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16s, the U.S. Air Force announced Oct. 25. A “small number” of Ukrainian pilots began training with the 162nd Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard earlier this week in “F-16 fundamentals,” according to a service spokesperson. “The training curriculum will align with the foundational knowledge and skills of each pilot and is expected to last several months,” a U.S. Air Force spokesperson said in a statement provided to Air & Space Forces Magazine.

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October 23, 2023

  • ABC News: Russia appears to be suffering severe losses as it wages its new offensive in eastern Ukraine, amid some of the bloodiest fighting in months, according to Ukrainian officials and independent analysts. Russia has thrown thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks and armored vehicles into the offensive, which is focused mainly on the strategic city of Avdiivka and further north near the city of Kupiansk. Russian forces for roughly two weeks have been trying to encircle Avdiivka, which is one of the most heavily fortified areas of Ukraine’s frontline.

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October 17, 2023

  • The New York Times: Russia has dispatched thousands of soldiers backed by heavy armor and artillery to try to drive Ukrainians from deeply entrenched positions in eastern Ukraine, in what military analysts said is the Kremlin’s largest offensive push since its failed campaign last winter. The willingness to throw its reserves into costly operations around the eastern cities of Avdiivka and Kupiansk suggests that the Kremlin is confident in its hold on southern positions still under Ukrainian assault, according to military analysts.

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September 25, 2023

  • ABC News: A Russian drone and missile strike near Odesa damaged infrastructure, a grain silo and an abandoned hotel and injured one person in the Black Sea port city as attacks elsewhere in Ukraine killed five civilians and wounded 13 in the past day, Ukrainian officials said Monday.

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September 23, 2023

  • NBC News: A strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters left dozens dead and wounded “including senior leadership,” the Ukrainian military said Saturday. Operation “Crab trap” was carried out “on time and accurately” during a meeting of the Russian navy’s senior members at the building in the Crimean city of Sevastopol on Friday, the country’s Special Operations Forces said in a statement posted to Telegram.“ The result is dozens of dead and wounded occupants, including the senior leadership of the fleet,” the post said, adding that more details would be released “as soon as possible.”

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September 23, 2023

  • Task and Purpose: The Biden administration plans to send an unknown amount of Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles to Ukraine, according to multiple media reports. The decision comes after Kyiv asked for them for months.

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September 20, 2023

  • Aljazeera: The General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said air defence systems shot down 17 of 24 drones that Russia launched against targets in Ukraine. The Kremenchuk refinery has come under repeated Russian air raids since Moscow launched its invasion last year. Meanwhile, Russian authorities reported on Wednesday that their air defences intercepted four Ukrainian drones.

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September 14, 2023

  • Business Insider: Ukraine used drones and missiles to take down an advanced Russian air-defense system worth $1.2 billion early on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The advanced S-400 “Triumf” air-defense system was destroyed in a joint operation by Kyiv’s security service (SBU) and navy, the BBC and Reuters reported, citing Ukrainian intelligence sources.

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September 13, 2023

  • Reuters: Ukraine said it struck Russian naval targets and port infrastructure early on Wednesday in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, in what appeared to the biggest attack of the war on the home of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. The attack on Crimea, which was seized and annexed by Russia in 2014, was confirmed by Moscow. It highlighted Kyiv’s growing missile capabilities as Russia continues to bombard Ukraine from afar with long-range missiles and assault drones.

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September 11, 2023

  • Newsweek: Russia has deployed 46 of its Iskander missile systems along Ukraine’s border, a spokesperson for Kyiv’s military intelligence agency (GUR) has said. Moscow’s Iskander systems can fire cruise and ballistic missiles at Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure, Vadym Skibitskyi, the deputy head of Ukraine’s GUR, told a media briefing in Kyiv on Sunday. On Friday, the Ukrainian military said Russia had struck the city of Kryvyi Rih with an Iskander-K missile system. Throughout the day on Friday, Russia had launched a total of 13 strikes on Ukrainian targets, Kyiv’s General Staff said in a statement on Saturday morning.

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September 8, 2023

  • Reuters: Four people were killed and scores wounded on Friday in Russian air strikes on Ukraine, including a deadly attack in which a missile slammed into a police building in President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s hometown. In the latest wave of aerial attacks since Russia’s invasion last year, two women and a 46-year-old man were killed in the village of Odradakamianka in the southern region of Kherson, regional governor Oleksandr Prokudin said.

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August 15, 2023

  • Reuters: Russian air strikes hit two western regions of Ukraine bordering NATO member Poland and other areas on Tuesday, killing three people in a factory and wounding more than a dozen, Ukrainian officials said. Local media said the attacks were the largest air assault on the Lviv region since the Russian invasion in February 2022. The fatalities were reported in the northwestern region of Volyn. Officials said an industrial enterprise in the regional capital Lutsk was struck in the overnight attack. Several people were also hospitalised, Governor Yuriy Pohulyaiko said.

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August 14, 2023

  • Reuters: At least three people were wounded in two-waves of Russian drone and missile attacks overnight on the port city of Odesa, an official and the military in the Ukrainian region on the Black Sea said early on Monday. “As a result of the enemy attack in Odesa, several fires broke out from falling rocket fragments,” the governor, Oleh Kiper, said on the Telegram messaging app. “Windows in buildings were blown out by the blast wave.” Ukraine’s armed forces command in the south said that its air defence forces destroyed all 15 drones and eight Kalibr-type sea-based missiles that Russia launched at the port.

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August 13, 2023

  • Euromaidan Press: The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has released information regarding the strikes carried out by Russian occupiers on Ukrainian territory on August 13, 2023. During the day, Russian forces conducted 2 missile strikes, 24 aerial attacks, and approximately 40 rocket artillery shelling from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our forces and populated areas. “Regrettably, due to Russian terrorist attacks, there have been casualties and injuries among the civilian population, including children. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure have suffered damage,” General Staff wrote in its report.

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August 12, 2023

  • RadioFreeEurope: At least two people were killed in Russian military strikes in Ukraine on August 12 as Moscow said Ukraine had sent drones to attack Crimea and fired missiles at the bridge connecting the peninsula to Russia Russian troops carried out six missile and 36 air strikes on Ukrainian positions and settlements during the day on August 12, the General Staff of the Ukrainian military said. There also were 32 attacks from rocket salvo systems and 33 combat clashes at the front, according to the General Staff’s evening report.

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August 11, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia attacked the western Ukrainian region of Ivano-Frankivsk with hypersonic missiles on Friday, hitting areas near a military airfield and killing an eight-year-old boy, Ukrainian officials said. One missile crashed into the grounds of a family’s home in the Kolomyia district, wounding several people including the boy, who later died in hospital, regional governor Svitlana Onyshchuk said. “Medics did everything possible, but unfortunately the child’s life could not be saved,” she wrote on the Telegram messaging app without clarifying how many people had been hurt.

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August 10, 2023

  • Reuters: A Russian missile struck a hotel in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Thursday evening, leaving one dead and 16 injured, Ukrainian officials said. National police said an Iskander missile hit the city at 7:20 p.m. (1620 GMT). “Zaporizhzhia. The city suffers daily from Russian shelling. A fire broke out in a civilian building after the occupiers hit it with a missile,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said. Zaporizhzhia Governor Yuriy Malashko said the 16 injured included four children. Pictures and video shared by officials showed a big crater, wrecked cars and a badly damaged four-storey building with a hotel sign.

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August 9, 2023

  • Reuters: Two young women and a man were killed and nine other people were wounded in a Russian missile attack on the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia late on Wednesday, Ukrainian officials said on Thursday. A Reuters reporter at the scene saw emergency workers lifting a body, putting it on a stretcher, and wrapping it into a black body bag. Rescuers sifted through debris and an ambulance was parked near damaged buildings.

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August 7, 2023

  • Reuters: Russian missiles struck the eastern Ukrainian city of Pokrovsk twice on Monday night, killing nine people, wounding scores and destroying apartments and a popular hotel, officials said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday that 82 people were wounded in the attack, and rescue operations in Pokrovsk, about 75 km (45 miles) southwest of Bakhmut in eastern Donetsk, had been completed.

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August 6, 2023

  • Politico: Ukraine’s air force said Russia launched 70 attack drones and missiles, including cruise missiles from aircraft over the Caspian Sea and Iranian-made, Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs. Serhiy Tyurin, deputy head of Ukraine’s Khmelnytsky region military administration, said three waves of missiles hit the Starokostiantyniv area, damaging several buildings and igniting a fire at a warehouse. The strike may have been intended for the city’s airfield, officials said.

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August 1, 2023

  • New York Times: Russia struck the Danube River port of Izmail in southern Ukraine early Wednesday, Ukrainian officials said, in a drone attack that targeted a crucial alternative route for grain shipments amid Russia’s blockage of Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea. No injuries were reported in the attack, which sparked a fire, according to Oleg Kiper, the military administrator for the Odesa region, which includes Izmail. Nearly 44,000 tons of grain that had been destined for Africa, China and the Middle East were damaged, Ukraine’s infrastructure minister said in a tweet.

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July 31, 2023

  • Reuters: A Russian missile strike on the southern Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih on Monday killed at least six people, including a 10-year-old girl and her mother, and wounded dozens of others, Ukrainian officials said. A video posted by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy showed smoke billowing from a gaping hole smashed in the side of a nine-storey residential building, and another four-storey building almost levelled. “It’s already six dead in Kryvyi Rih,” regional governor Serhiy Lysak wrote on Telegram, announcing a day of mourning in the city. Mayor Oleksandr Vilkul said a 10-year-old girl and her 45-year-old mother were among the dead. Ievhenia, a city resident, said two missiles flew over her home just before 9 a.m. and she rushed to the scene of the impact after her friend who lives nearby called her.

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July 29, 2023

  • Reuters: A Russian missile attack killed two people and blew out apartment windows in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Saturday, Anatoliy Kurtiev, secretary of the city council, said. “An enemy missile hit an open area,” Kurtiev said on Telegram. “Unfortunately a man and a woman died. Another woman was injured.” Rescue crews were seen carrying the victims away in body bags in a wooded area beside a railway line a few hundred meters from a station in the city center. Men in uniforms examined pieces of shrapnel and stood beside a crater in the earth several meters wide.

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July 28, 2023

  • Reuters: Lingering disruptions to transport and business are likely in Dnipro over the coming hours after a Russian missile attack targeted an apartment block and Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) building in the city late July 28. The attack reportedly wounded at least nine people and caused significant damage to the impacted buildings, partially destroying them. The missile barrage came as Russia accused Ukraine of launching a missile toward Taganrog, with local authorities claiming that some 20 people were wounded in a related explosion. Heightened security is likely in the affected areas as authorities continue their recovery work. The damage incurred in the attack may cause lingering utility disruptions. Further missile strikes are likely in the coming days.

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July 27, 2023

  • Crisis24: Russian forces struck port infrastructure in Ukraine’s Odesa region in an overnight missile attack, killing a security guard and damaging a cargo terminal, the region’s governor said on Thursday. Odesa’s ports have been regular targets for Russian attacks since Moscow withdrew on July 17 from a U.N.-brokered deal that allowed Ukrainian grain to be exported via the Black Sea. Before the latest attack, Ukrainian Deputy Prime minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said Russian air strikes had damaged 26 port infrastructure facilities and five civilian vessels in the previous nine days. He gave no further details of the damage.

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July 26, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia targeted the regions of Kyiv, Khmelnytskiy and Kirovohrad in a second missile strike on Ukraine on Wednesday, and its air force chief said the barrage had been repelled. Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk, writing on Telegram, said anti-aircraft units had downed 36 targets – three Kalibr cruise missiles and 33 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles. A later statement indicated that information was still being collated on Kindzhal missiles also used in the attack. “The day turned out to be difficult, but thanks to the harmonious work of all those defending the skies, we repelled this attack! Thanks to everyone!” Oleshchuk wrote. There were no immediate reports of damage from the missile launches or anti-aircraft activity.

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July 25, 2023

  • CNBC: Kyiv faced its sixth air attack this month early Tuesday, the Kyiv City Military Administration wrote on Telegram, but all drones were detected and destroyed “in a timely manner,” according to a Google translation. There were no casualties and the city was not damaged, KCMA head Serhiy Popko wrote. The attack follows a string of airstrikes on Ukraine, including the demolition of a significant cathedral in Odesa Sunday, which Russia attributed to Ukrainian rockets, and a four-hour Russian drone attack against port infrastructure along the Danube River early on Monday.

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July 24, 2023

  • Radio Free Europe: Dramatic video posted on social media captured the moment Russian forces launched an air strike on the Ukrainian port of Reni, which is just 200 meters across the river Danube from Romania, on July 24. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis condemned the attack, calling it an “escalation” that posed risks to wider security in the Black Sea region and global food security

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July 22, 2023

  • Radio Free Europe: At least one person was killed and 22 wounded, including four children, in fresh Russian missile strikes on the Ukrainian port city of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said on July 23. An Orthodox cathedral was also seriously damaged in the overnight Russian military attack, Oleh Kiper, governor of southern Ukraine’s Odesa region, said on the Telegram messaging app. “Odesa: another night attack of the monsters,” wrote Kiper. Some reports said that a second person had died from the Odesa strike, but that could not immediately be confirmed.

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July 21, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia struck grain terminals in air strikes in southern Ukraine and killed at least one person in a missile attack in the north on Friday, Ukrainian officials said. Russia has struck southern cities and ports nightly this week since quitting a U.N.-brokered deal allowing safe shipments of Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea. A woman’s body was pulled out of the rubble of a cultural building after a missile strike in the northern region of Chernihiv, near the border with Russia, regional governor Viacheslav Chaus said. A photograph posted online showed the building had lost its top storey and a lower one had been severely damaged.

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July 20, 2023

  • Reuters: At least three people were killed and a Chinese consular building was damaged on Thursday in a third successive night of air strikes on southern Ukrainian port cities, Ukrainian officials said. Regional governor Oleh Kiper posted a photograph showing at least one broken window at the Chinese consulate in the Black Sea city of Odesa, but there was no sign of any other damage. Beijing, a Russian ally, did not immediately comment on the incident, one day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said 60,000 tons of agricultural products destined for China had been destroyed in an attack on another Ukrainian port city.

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July 19, 2023

  • Human Rights Watch: A Russian cruise missile strike on Lviv in western Ukraine on July 6, 2023, struck a residential apartment complex in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. Although Ukrainian military targets were in the vicinity, the strike by a guided munition with a large, high-explosive warhead on an apartment complex in a residential area should be investigated as a possible war crime. The Lviv city council administration told Human Rights Watch that the attack killed 10 civilians and injured 48, ages 20 to 74.

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July 18, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday it had hit military targets in two Ukrainian port cities overnight as “a mass revenge strike” in response to an attack on the Crimean bridge the previous day which it blamed on Kyiv. The ministry said it had struck Odesa, where the Ukrainian navy has its headquarters, and Mykolaiv, near Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. “The armed forces of the Russian Federation carried out a mass retaliatory strike overnight using precision sea-based weapons against facilities where terrorist acts against the Russian Federation were being prepared using uncrewed boats,” the ministry said in a statement.

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July 17, 2023

  • NPR: Russian missiles hit industrial facilities at a strategic city in southern Ukraine Sunday as Moscow continued efforts to expand its gains in the country’s east. Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych said that the Russian missiles struck an industrial and infrastructure facility in the city, a key shipbuilding center in the estuary of the Southern Bug river. There was no immediate information about casualties. Mykolaiv has faced regular Russian missile strikes in recent weeks as the Russians have sought to soften Ukrainian defenses.

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July 16, 2023

  • Radio Free Europe: Oleh Synehubov, head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, told people to stay inside as an air alert was sounded after dark. Synehubov said earlier on Telegram that one civilian was killed in the second attack, which Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said took place around 7 p.m. Synehubov said three men had been hospitalized with shrapnel wounds and one person was treated at the scene. According to the Ukrainian military, the Russian military launched four S-300 missiles from the Belgorod region in Russia. Two of the missiles exploded in the air, while the other two struck a stadium and a road in the city.

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July 15, 2023

  • Reuters: At least three people were killed and 15 injured following a Russian missile attack on the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro Friday, the regional governor, Valentyn Reznychenko, said. “The rockets hit an industrial plant and a busy street next to it,” Rezynchenko said on his Facebook page. “We are determining the extent of the destruction.” The Ukrainian military shot down four of the six missiles fired at the city and region in an evening attack, he added. The Ukrainian air force said the Russians fired X-101 missiles from Tupolev-95MS strategic aircraft in the northern part of the Caspian Sea. It said the missiles had a range of 5,500 kilometers and a speed of 720 kilometers per hour.

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July 14, 2023

  • Reuters: At least 20 civilians were killed and dozens wounded on Thursday in a Russian cruise missile strike on the central Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia by a submarine in the Black Sea, Ukrainian officials said. Video footage and photographs from the city, which is far from frontlines, showed thick black smoke billowing out of a tall building after one of the deadliest single strikes on a civilian target since Russia invaded on Feb. 24.

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July 13, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia attacked Kyiv for a third successive night, wounding four people, and an elderly woman was killed by Russian shelling in southern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said. Air defences shot down all 20 drones that attacked Kyiv and the surrounding region, as well as two Kalibr missiles in other parts of the country, the air force said. Two people suffered from smoke inhalation during fires caused by falling debris after the downing of the drones over Kyiv, and two were hurt by shrapnel, the interior ministry said.

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July 6, 2023

  • Reuters: A Russian missile slammed into a residential building in Lviv in western Ukraine on Thursday, killing at least seven people in a city that is far from frontlines and home to thousands displaced by war. The roof and top floor of the building were destroyed in what Lviv’s mayor called the biggest attack of the war on civilian infrastructure in Lviv, a city 70 km (43 miles) from the border with NATO and European Union member state Poland.

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July 4, 2023

  • Reuters: Ukrainian officials said at least 38 people, including 12 children, were wounded in a Russian missile strike on Tuesday which an officer said targeted a military funeral in the northeastern Kharkiv region. Television footage from the small town of Pervomaiskyi showed a tall residential building with smashed windows and black smoke pouring out. Mangled cars were in flames nearby, and a man sat in an ambulance with blood over his face.

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June 30, 2023

  •  Reuters: A Russian missile attack on Friday on a village school near the frontline in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region killed two women, including a teacher, and injured six, Ukrainian police said. The 56-year-old primary school teacher and a chief accountant, 44, died in the strike on the village of Serhiivka, Ukrainian police said. Twelve employees were the building’s only occupants, the prosecutor’s office said. Ukrainian schools were not in session for students on Friday.

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Jue 27, 2023

  • Reuters: A Russian missile struck a restaurant in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and wounding 56, emergency services said, as rescue crews combed the rubble in search of casualties. A second missile hit a village on the fringes of Kramatorsk, injuring five, but the main casualties were at the restaurant, where at least three children were among the dead.

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June 25, 2023

  • Euromaidan Press: Overnight into 26 June, Russia launched more air attacks against Ukraine. This time mainly from the south, according to the Ukrainian Air Force Command. Russians launched three Kalibr missiles from a submarine in the Black Sea, and eight Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 one-way attack drones were from the east coast of the Sea of Azov, according to the Command. The air defense forces and means of the Air Command South reportedly destroyed two Kalibrs and seven Shaheds.
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June 24, 2023

  • Reuters: At least three people were killed in Kyiv early on Saturday after Russia unleashed its latest overnight air strikes on Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said. Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said missiles had targeted at least five regions across the country. Three people were killed and eight wounded after a high-rise in the capital was struck, he said. “This is the style of terrorists. The style of Russia,” he wrote on the Telegram messaging app. Ukraine’s military said air defences had destroyed 41 out of 51 cruise missiles, as well as two drones, launched by Russia in the assault.

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June 22, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia fired cruise and ballistic missiles and strike drones at targets in Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday, causing damage in the cities of Odesa and Kryvy Rih, Ukrainian officials said. Ukrainian air defences downed three of the four drones fired in the overnight attack involving three Kinzhal hypersonic and three cruise missiles, the Air Force said in a statement.

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June 20, 2023

  • Politico: Russia launched a barrage of drone and missile attacks at Ukraine overnight, aiming as far west as Lviv (just 70 kilometers from the Polish border), while Kyiv continues its attempts to claw back its territory from Moscow’s forces. “In total, the occupiers used 35 attack drones. Air defense managed to destroy 32 of them,” the Ukrainian armed forces said, adding the drones were Iranian-made.

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June 15, 2023

  • Reuters: Overnight Russian missile attacks killed three people in the Black Sea city of Odesa and three in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said on Wednesday. The three killed in Odesa were in a retail chain warehouse that was set ablaze during an attack that damaged a business center, an educational institution, a residential complex, food establishments and shops, Ukraine’s military said.

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June 13, 2023

  • Reuters: Eleven civilians were killed in a Russian missile attack that struck an apartment building and warehouses in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih on Tuesday, local officials said. Emergency services said four were killed in the apartment block and seven at the warehouses, where officials said a private company stored goods such as fizzy drinks. Mayor Oleksandr Vilkul said none of the targets had military links.

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June 10, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia fired missiles and drones at targets across Ukraine in the early hours of Saturday, killing three civilians in the Black Sea city of Odesa and striking a military air field in the central Poltava region, Kyiv authorities said. The attacks, in which a 29-year-old was also killed in the northeast Kharkiv region according to officials, were the latest in a spate of overnight strikes that Russia has intensified as Kyiv sets its sights on a major counter-offensive.

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June 9, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia unleashed a new air strike on Ukraine overnight, killing at least one person in a combined assault of cruise missiles and attack drones, Ukrainian authorities said. The Ukrainian military reported shooting down four out of six missiles launched during the attack, which the air force said lasted around six hours, and 10 out of 16 drones.

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June 8, 2023

  • Reuters: Two missiles hit sites near the city of Uman in central Ukraine on Thursday, injuring eight people, the regional governor said. Ihor Taburets, governor of Cherkasy region, wrote on the Telegram messaging app that the missiles hit an industrial site and a car wash in the evening. He said two of the injured were seriously hurt, according to preliminary information.

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June 4, 2023

  • New York Post: A 2-year-old girl was killed and 22 people were injured — including five children — when a Russian missile struck a residential area of Ukraine’s central city of Dnipro overnight into Sunday, local officials said. Serhiy Lysak, the governor of the Dnipro region, said the sudden attack destroyed and damaged several buildings and left 17 people in the hospital. “Overnight, the body of a girl who had just turned two was pulled from under the rubble of a house,” Lysak said on the Telegram app Sunday.

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May 29, 2023

  • Reuters: Explosions rang out across Kyiv on Monday as Russia launched its 16th air attack on the Ukrainian capital this month, hours after unleashing dozens of missiles and drones overnight. Panicked residents, some of whom initially ignored the air raid siren as they ate breakfast in cafes, rushed for cover when the sky filled with smoke trails and blast clouds.

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May 26, 2023

  • Reuters: A Russian missile hit a clinic in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Friday, killing two people and wounding 30 in an attack that President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called a crime against humanity. Video footage showed a devastated building with smoke pouring out of it and rescue workers looking on. Much of the upper floor of what appeared to be a three-story building had been badly damaged. A covered corpse lay in the road nearby.

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May 22, 2023

  • Reuters: At least eight people were wounded and scores of buildings were damaged in an overnight Russian air strike on the Dnipropetrovsk region in southeastern Ukraine, local officials said on Monday. Video footage released by emergency services showed a huge crater in a courtyard and fire fighters dousing the remnants of blazes in huge piles of rubble near bombed-out buildings.

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May 19, 2023

  • Pravda: The Ukrainian military has used the Patriot air defense system to shoot down a Russian bomber. Revealed in a comment to CNN by unnamed representatives of the Pentagon and the US Congress, as reported by European Pravda.  

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May 18, 2023

  • Washington Exainer: The Department of Defense said it helped repair a United States-provided Patriot missile system in Ukraine, confirming publicly for the first time that the highly touted and expensive equipment was damaged by Russian aerial attacks earlier this week.

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May 18, 2023

  • Politico: Ukrainian air defense reported shooting down 29 of 30 Russian rockets on Thursday morning, as the Kremlin delivered a new onslaught of cruise missiles. It was the seventh massive missile attack carried out by Russia since the beginning of May. It has bombed all corners of Ukraine — including the rarely targeted Western regions.

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May 17, 2023

  • CNN: The damage to a Patriot air defense system following a Russian missile attack near Kyiv on Tuesday morning is minimal, three US officials tell CNN, with one official describing it as “minor” damage. The US sent inspectors to examine the system on Tuesday after being told by Ukrainian forces that the system appeared to have been damaged, one official said.

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May 16, 2023

  • Reuters: Ukraine said on Tuesday it had shot down six Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missiles in a single night, thwarting a superweapon Moscow had previously touted as all but unstoppable. It was the first time Ukraine had claimed to have struck an entire volley of multiple hypersonic missiles, and if confirmed would be a demonstration of the effectiveness of newly deployed Western air defences.

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May 9, 2023

  • Reuters: Russia fired cruise missiles at Kyiv on Tuesday and paraded troops across Moscow’s Red Square for its annual celebration of victory in World War Two, pared back amid shortages of manpower and arms at the front after a failed winter campaign in Ukraine. In a fiery 10-minute speech in front of the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin thundered against “Western global elites” and said civilisation was at “a decisive turning point”.

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May 6, 2023

  • AP News: Ukraine’s air force claimed Saturday to have downed a Russian hypersonic missile over Kyiv using newly acquired American Patriot defense systems, the first known time the country has been able to intercept one of Moscow’s most modern missiles. Air Force commander Mykola Oleshchuk said in a Telegram post that the Kinzhal-type ballistic missille had been intercepted in an overnight attack on the Ukrainian capital earlier in the week. It was also the first time Ukraine is known to have used the Patriot defense systems.

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May 1, 2023

  • Russia has launched a series of missiles at Ukrainian cities in the second pre-dawn attack in three days. Pavlohrad, a logistics hub near the central city of Dnipro, was hit ahead of a much-anticipated counter-offensive by Ukraine. The strike sparked a major fire, destroyed dozens of houses, and wounded 34 people.

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April 25, 2023

  • A Russian missile hit a museum building in a Ukrainian city on Tuesday, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others, part of a relentless barrage that comes as Ukraine is readying its forces for an expected spring counteroffensive. Ukrainian officials said the Russian military used S-300 air defense missiles to attack Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region, hitting the museum of local history in the city center. The Russian military has repeatedly used S-300s, which Ukraine’s air defenses can’t intercept, to attack ground targets.

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April 15, 2023

  • Alarabiya: A Russian missile struck the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk on Friday, killing at least nine people and wounding 21, officials said. Ukraine’s National Police, in a post on Telegram, put the death toll at five after S-300 missiles damaged 10 apartment buildings and other sites.

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April 9, 2023

  • The Eurasian Times: The Russian military bombed a massive fuel storage facility in Ukraine in Donbas, the Defense Ministry (RuMoD) claimed. “In the city of Zaporozhye, a high-precision missile strike destroyed a storage facility with 70,000 tons of fuel accumulated to support the operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas, the RuMoD said on Telegram.

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April 5, 2023

  • The Kyiv Independent: Russian forces launched three missiles and 47 airstrikes in the past day, according to a morning update from Ukraine’s General Staff. Ukrainian forces downed 14 of the 17 Shahed-136 drones used in the Russian attack, which also included 42 strikes from multiple launch rocket systems. It resulted in casualties among the civilian population.

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March 21, 2023

  • CNN: Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense said late Monday that a strike destroyed Russian “Kalibr” cruise missiles that were being transported by train in the town of Dzhankoi, in Russian-occupied Crimea. Ukrainian authorities did not directly claim responsibility for the strike but said it serves to further “demilitarize Russia and prepare the Crimean peninsula for de-occupation.” Sergei Askyonov, the Russian-installed head of the annexed peninsula, confirmed there was a strike and the region’s air defense system was activated. One person was injured and two buildings were damaged, Askyonov said.

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March 9, 2023

  • AP News: A barrage of more than 80 Russian missiles and a smaller number of exploding drones hit residential buildings and critical infrastructure across Ukraine on Thursday, killing six people and leaving hundreds of thousands without heat or electricity. The largest such attack in three weeks also put Europe’s largest nuclear plant at risk by knocking it off the power grid for nearly half of the day before it was reconnected. Because nuclear reactors need constant power to run cooling systems to avoid a meltdown, the latest power loss at the Zaporizhzhia plant again raised the specter of a nuclear catastrophe.

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March 7, 2023

  • Yahoo News: Ukraine’s military repelled over 140 Russian attacks in five areas over the past day, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported in its morning briefing on March 7. According to the update, Russian forces are concentrating their efforts on conducting offensives toward Kupiansk in Kharkiv Oblast and Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarsk in Donetsk Oblast. Over the past 24 hours, Russia launched 50 air strikes and five missile strikes and fired 11 drones across Ukraine, nine of which were shot down.

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February 22, 2023

  • Reuters: Two civilians were killed in Russian shelling of the Kherson region in southern Ukraine on Wednesday, and two were wounded in a missile strike on the northeastern city of Kharkiv, regional officials said. An 81-year-old woman and a 68-year-old man were killed during shelling of the village of Novotyahinka, about 40 km (25 miles) from the city of Kherson, regional governor Oleksandr Prokudin said. Two civilians were lightly wounded in missiles strikes targeting industrial facilities in Kharkiv, about 30 km (19 miles) from the border with Russia, local officials said.

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February 18, 2023

  • Reuters: Blasts wounded two civilians and shattered several hundred windows in the west Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi as Russia fired missiles from the Black Sea on Saturday, Ukrainian officials said. Ukraine’s air force said Russia launched four Kalibr missiles from the Black Sea, two of which were shot down by air defences. Two explosions were heard in Khmelnytskyi, which lies 170 miles (274 km) west of Kyiv, the regional governor said.

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February 10, 2023

  • Ukrainian News: On Friday, Russian troops launched 71 cruise missiles at the territory of Ukraine; the Air Defense Forces managed to destroy 61 missiles. From the air, the invaders attacked with eight strategic Tu-95ms bombers that fired Kh-101 and Kh-555 missiles from the Caspian Sea and Volgodonsk. From ships in the Black Sea, the enemy released sea-based cruise missiles of the Kalibr type.

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February 8, 2023

  • Interfax-Ukraine: The Russian occupation forces launched one missile attack on the civilian infrastructure in Slovyansk, Donetsk region, and 37 air strikes against the territory of Ukraine in the past 24 hours, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) has said on Facebook on Wednesday.

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February 5, 2023

  • New York Times: A Russian rocket blitz injured five people in the middle of Ukraine’s second-biggest city Sunday. The attacks struck an apartment complex and an education building in Kharkiv, according to regional governor Oleh Syniehubov. Four people were maimed after an S-300 missile landed in a residential area, and another was injured when a missile hit the National Academy for Urban Economy building, less than a half mile from the city’s central square.

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February 2, 2023

  • Ukrinform: The number of people injured in Russian missile attacks on Kharkiv this morning has risen to five people. “According to the information of the Regional Center for Emergency Medical Assistance, the number of injured has increased to four people. Another injured person is a security guard of a higher educational institution targeted by the second missile attack. The man received assistance on the spot,” Oleh Synehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

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January 26, 2023

  • New York Times: Russia fired dozens of missiles at Ukrainian cities on Thursday, piercing snow clouds and air defenses to kill at least 12 people across the country, in the Kremlin’s campaign to punish civilians while its army fights in Ukraine’s east. The wave of strikes came a day after Germany and the United States pledged to send dozens of battle tanks to Ukraine, a significant step up in Western military support. Ukraine managed to shoot down 47 of the 55 missiles, according to its Air Force command, including 20 in the area around the capital, Kyiv.

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January 19, 2023

  • Ukrainian News: Russia launched 9 missile and 23 air strikes last day and carried out more than 80 attacks from multiple rocket launchers. Throughout Ukraine, there is an increased threat of air and missile strikes on civilian objects. Russian forces launched several S-300 missiles on a hromada near the city of Zaporizhzhia.

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January 15th, 2023

  • Business Insider: At least 23 people have died after a Russian missile strike destroyed an apartment block in Dnipro, central Ukraine. The building was hit by a Russian Kh-22 missile, a Soviet-era anti-ship missile, which Ukraine has described as an “aircraft carrier killer.” 

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January 14th, 2023

  • Defense Express: It started with an aerial attack with unguided rockets on Kyiv with the use of S-300 and S-400 surface-to-air systems. As of 7 PM Kyiv time, Russian tactical aviation was still firing Kh-59 guided missiles in the eastern part of the country. “In total, until now we have destroyed 25 out of 38 missiles of various types, including 18 cruise missiles of Kh-101 and Kh-555 types of aerial and sea-based launch, “Kalibr” missiles, and seven Kh-59 guided air rockets,” reads the report by the Air Force Command. Updated data says 10 air rockets were fired, seven of them taken down.

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  • Newsweek: On Saturday evening, the missile hit a multi-story apartment building in the city of Dnipro leaving at least 40 people dead, among them two children, the Dnipropetrovsk regional governor, Valentyn Reznichenko, said on Monday. In a post on Telegram, he said 75 people had been injured, including 14 children, and search and rescue efforts would continue.

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  • The Straits Times: The death toll from a Russian missile strike in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro rose to 40 on Monday with dozens more missing. It has become the deadliest civilian incident of Moscow’s three-month campaign of hurling missiles at cities far from the front.

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January 9th, 2023

  • Defense News: The Pentagon has awarded L3Harris Technologies a $40 million order to send Ukraine “Vampire” counter-drone systems by mid-year, the company announced Monday.

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  • The Global Herald: Two people were killed and five others wounded, including a 13-year-old girl, after a Russian rocket hit a village market in the north-eastern Kharkiv region, Ukrainian officials said.

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January 6th, 2023

  • The Drive: Ukraine is to receive an undisclosed number of radar-guided RIM-7 Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missiles, or SAMs, which will be integrated onto the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ existing Soviet-era Buk air defense systems.

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  • Defense News: The U.S. announced its largest Ukraine aid package yet, worth $3.75 billion, which includes Bradleys and other armored vehicles as well as $907 million in more financing for Ukraine and its neighbors to buy American-made weapons and equipment.

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January 2nd, 2023

  • Outlook: In the latest barrage on war-torn Ukraine, Russia fired 40 drones towards the capital Kyiv on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Russia fired missiles and drones into Ukraine on the New Year’s Eve and the New Year Day, leading to dozens of casualties and damaging civilian and critical infrastructure. Three civilians were killed on the New Year’s Eve.

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December 31st, 2022

  • Fox News: Russia on Saturday fired 20 cruise missiles at Ukraine as civilians looked to welcome in the New Year, resulting in the death of at least one and dozens injured. Ukraine’s air defenses shot down 12 of the 20 missiles launched using Tu-95ms strategic bombers positioned in the Caspian Sea along with ground-based missile systems Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said on Telegram.

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December 20th, 2022

  • ABC News: The U.S. is expected to announce on Wednesday that it will provide Ukraine with a Patriot missile defense system and precision bomb kits that will turn dumb bombs into smart bombs guided by GPS coordinates toward their targets, according to U.S. officials.

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December 19th, 2022

  • The Guardian: Vladimir Putin has discussed closer military cooperation with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, during a rare visit to the country, as fears grow in Kyiv that Moscow is pushing its closest ally to join a new ground offensive against Ukraine.

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  • Forbes: Greece has reportedly expressed its willingness to transfer its Russian-built long-range S-300 air defense missile systems to Ukraine if the United States replaces them with a MIM-104 Patriot.

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December 16th, 2022

  • CNN: A fresh barrage of Russian missile attacks across Ukraine on Friday morning put the entire country under air-raid alarm and sent people scrambling for shelter as explosions sounded overhead, with strikes hitting critical infrastructure and knocking out power.

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  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine: On the morning of December 16, Russian troops launched another massive attack on Ukraine, the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports. In the attack, Russian terrorists killed and injured civilians, damaged critical infrastructure and residential areas, which caused power and water supply interruptions. 60 out of 74 Russian missiles were shot down by the Ukrainian air defense system.

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December 9th, 2022

  • Reuters: Germany is to send two additional air defence systems to Ukraine of the type Skynex by Rheinmetall (RHMG.DE), the Handelsblatt daily reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources in Berlin. The systems are to be delivered in early 2024, the report said.

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December 6th, 2022

  • The Drive: Russian authorities have blamed a Ukrainian drone strike for the fire that broke out this morning on a Russian airbase in the country’s southern Kursk region, around 60 miles from the Ukrainian border. The incident comes a day after explosions rocked two other more distant Russian airbases, Engels and Dyagilevo.

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  • The Washington Post: Breaking news from a war zone should be treated with caution: Just weeks ago, mistaken reports that a Russian missile had struck Poland produced momentary hysteria about World War III. Yet if it’s true that Ukraine has now used unmanned aerial vehicles to strike two airbases deep in Russian territory.

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December 5th, 2022

  • Defense News: For Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s invasion, the Dutch military has committed to donating Panzerhaubitze 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzers, YPR-765 infantry vehicles, Panzerfaust 3 recoilless anti-tank weapons and Stinger anti-aircraft weapons.

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December 5th, 2022

  • The Drive: The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, that the U.S. military has transferred to Ukraine have been modified to prevent them from firing any variant of the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) short-range ballistic missile, according to a new report today.

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December 3rd, 2022

  • Defense News: For Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s invasion, the Dutch military has committed to donating Panzerhaubitze 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzers, YPR-765 infantry vehicles, Panzerfaust 3 recoilless anti-tank weapons and Stinger anti-aircraft weapons.

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December 2nd, 2022

  • The EurAsian Times: Ukraine’s Minister of Defense, Oleksiy Reznikov, announced on December 1, 2022, that his country is negotiating with the West to transfer additional S-300 systems.

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November 30th, 2022

  • AP News: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday condemned Russia’s weeks-long assault on Ukraine’s power grid and other infrastructure as an attempt to “freeze and starve” its people, with the war-torn country’s foreign minister renewing a call for advanced missile systems.

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November 29th, 2022

  • The Drive: Transferring Patriot surface-to-air missile systems, which have a relatively robust defensive capability against shorter-range ballistic missiles, to the Ukrainian armed forces is under consideration, according to the Pentagon and NATO.

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November 28th, 2022

  • Al Jazeera: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned of new Russian missile attacks on his country, urging defence forces and citizens to be prepared to withstand a new week of strain on the power grid. Millions in and around Kyiv were coping with disruptions caused by waves of Russian air raids.

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  • Defence Blog: Russian Armed Forces have deployed its latest version of the Soviet-era Buk surface-to-air missile system to Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region. According to the Militarnyi, the 9K317M Buk-M3 high-end surface-to-air missile system marked with a Latin Z was spotted in Russian-occupied Kadiivka (former name – Stakhanov) on 28 November. The Buk-M3 medium-range surface-to-air missile system, also known as Viking, is designated to intercept all types of cruise missiles and aerodynamic targets.

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November 22nd, 2022

  • Ukrinform: NATO will support Ukraine in the war with Russia for as long as it takes and is making every effort to increase arms supplies to the country. The head of the Ukrainian permanent delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Servant of the People MP Yehor Cherniev, said this in a post on Facebook after a conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Ukrinform reports.

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  • Ukrinform: “During the day, the invaders launched 9 airstrikes, 7 missile attacks and 50 MLRS attacks. Civil infrastructure objects were damaged in the settlements of Komyshuvakha and Novotroitske of Zaporizhzhia region,” the report says.

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November 21st, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Germany has confirmed its readiness to deploy the Patriot surface-to-air missile systems (SAMS) on the border between Poland and Ukraine. Warsaw and Berlin will have to determine when the missiles can be deployed and how long the air defense system will remain on the Polish-Ukrainian border.

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November 20th, 2022

  • Global Defense Corp: During an interview with the French newspaper “Journal du Dimanche” on November 19, 2022, the French Minister of Defense, Sebastian Lecornu, confirmed the delivery to Ukraine of two batteries of Crotale NG air defense missile system and two LRU’s a French version of the American M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System.

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  • BulgarianMilitary.com: Just a day ago, on November 19, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation disclosed that a missile unit of the Central Military District had been re-armed with the Avangard hypersonic missile system. The system went to a missile division in the Orenburg region and was of the silo launcher type.

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November 19th, 2022

  • UPI: Britain will provide Ukraine with a new weapons package, including more than 100 anti-aircraft guns and other critical air defenses, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak confirmed on Saturday.

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November 18th, 2022

  • Al Jazeera: More than 10 million Ukrainians are without electricity after dozens of Russian air attacks on the country’s energy infrastructure as winter sets in and temperatures plummet, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.

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  • The Drive: Russia has launched a Kh-55 cruise missile against Ukraine with its normal nuclear warhead removed, according to a report from a Ukrainian news outlet. The claim, which is yet to be independently verified, is nonetheless plausible and, although the evidence available is so far inconclusive, it would be in keeping with Russia employing older cruise missiles as its stocks of more modern weapons continue to be depleted.

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November 17th, 2022

  • Eurasian Times: “I’m pleased to be able to report that the NASAMS air defense systems that we’ve sent to Ukraine are now operational, and their performance so far has been very impressive,” Austin told reporters after a virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group.

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November 16th, 2022

  • Reuters: Sweden will deliver new military aid worth 3 billion crowns ($287 million) to Ukraine, its biggest package of defence material to date which included an air defence system, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said.

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  • ABC News: NATO member Poland and the head of the military alliance both said Wednesday a missile strike in Polish farmland that killed two people did not appear to be an intentional attack, and that air defenses in neighboring Ukraine likely launched the Soviet-era projectile against a Russian bombardment that savaged the Ukrainian power grid.

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November 15th, 2022

  • The Drive: Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuri Ignat said that about 100 Russian missiles have been launched at Ukraine today, exceeding the record-setting 84 missile barrage on October 10. In addition to the strikes in Ukraine’s capital, targets in the Lviv, Chernihiv, Mykolaiv, and Zhytomyr regions, among other places, were hit. 

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  • Defense News: The White House on Tuesday asked Congress for another $38 billion in Ukraine aid. If lawmakers fund the supplemental request, it would bring the total amount Congress has appropriated for Ukraine to more than $100 billion in less than a year.

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November 10th, 2022

  • The Drive: The Ukrainian military’s air defense arsenal is set to expand again, this time with Humvee-based Avenger systems from the U.S. military. The Avengers, which can fire Stinger heat-seeking surface-to-air missiles and engage air and ground targets with an onboard .50 caliber machine gun, could be particularly effective as flexible point defense assets against the scores of Iranian-made drones that have been flowing into Russian hands in recent months.

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  • Defense News: Italy plans to send air defense weapons to Ukraine, possibly including the SAMP/T system, Italian media reports have suggested, despite doubts over training and supplies.

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  • Defense News: The U.S. will send $400 million more in military aid to Ukraine, U.S. officials announced Thursday.

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November 9th, 2022

  • The Drive: The first tranche of National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missiles Systems, or NASAMS, as well as Aspide air defense systems, are confirmed to have arrived in Ukrainian hands, its Defense Minister announced Monday.

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  • The Drive: In another disastrous blow to Vladimir Putin’s wish to conquer Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered the withdrawal of his troops from Kherson City to the east bank of the Dnipro River. Shoigu made the decision Wednesday after hearing the recommendation to do so from Gen. Sergey Surovikin, the top commander of Russian forces in Ukraine.

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November 8th, 2022

  • ABC News: In the letter, the chairman of the Ukrainian parliament, Ruslan Stefanchuk, calls on the U.S. to provide Ukraine with highly mobile air defense systems known as C-RAMs, saying they would help protect “important objects, especially crucial power plants.”

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  • Time: As Russian missiles and airstrikes rain down on Ukraine—damaging up to 40% of the its infrastructure in the past month—the country may soon be able to better defend against the growing barrage of attacks thanks to new weapons deliveries from Western allies.

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November 7th, 2022

  • The Drive: The first tranche of National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missiles Systems, or NASAMS, as well as Aspide air defense systems, are confirmed to have arrived in Ukrainian hands, its Defense Minister announced Monday.

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November 4th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: The Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense units have shot down two Russian Kalibr-type cruise missiles in southern Ukraine.

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November 2nd, 2022

  • Ukrinform: In the early hours of November 2, Russian aircraft attacked Odesa region with three Kh-59 missiles, which were destroyed by Ukrainian air defense units.

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November 1st, 2022

  • The Drive: Over the next few days, Iran is planning to send more than 200 additional combat drones to Russia via the Caspian Sea, according to the Ukrainian Defense Intelligence directorate (GUR). Those shipments will be followed “in a few weeks” by the delivery from Iran to Russia of short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) via direct flights to Russia and over the Caspian, a source in Ukrainian intelligence tells The War Zone.

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October 31st, 2022

  • DOD News: Russia is continuing its campaign of terror attacks on Ukraine as it targets civilian infrastructure, said senior defense officials. The Ukrainian military has been able to defend against some of the Russian attacks, but air defense remains a priority. “Damage to the electric grid and water supply are serious concerns directly harming the civilian population,” a senior defense official said.  

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  • BBC: Ukraine says power and water supplies across the country have been badly hit after Russia launched more than 50 missiles targeting critical facilities. In the capital Kyiv, 40% of residents are without water, according to the latest update from the mayor, and 270,000 apartments have no electricity. Energy facilities were also hit in the north-eastern city of Kharkiv. Thirteen people were injured across the country. Russia said it targeted Ukraine’s military command and energy systems.

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October 27th, 2022

  • CNBC: Fresh Russian missile strikes have hit the region of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and Zaporizhzhia, the latter of which lies in the south and is home to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. 

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October 26th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Over the past day, police officers have documented 28 Russian strikes on Donetsk region. As noted, the Russian army attacked the towns of Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Toretsk, Druzhkivka, Chasiv Yar, Pivnichne, the villages of Tonenke, Krasnohorivka, Druzhba, Karlivka, Shevchenko, and Berdychi with artillery, Grad and Uragan MLRS.

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October 21st, 2022

  • Reuters: President Volodymyr Zelenskiy made a new call for foreign help strengthening Ukraine’s air defences against Russian air strikes during talks on Friday with three members of the U.S. Congress. An air force spokesperson echoed Zelenskiy’s appeal, saying the world must prevent Tehran providing Moscow with ballistic missiles in addition to the “kamikaze” drones which Kyiv says Russia is using in its attacks on Ukraine.

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October 18th, 2022

  • Aljazeera: In little more than a week, Russian forces have destroyed a third of Ukraine’s power stations in repeated attacks targeting the war-torn nation’s energy infrastructure, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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October 16th, 2022

  • EuroNews: French President Emmanuel Macron has backed a proposal to train a large number of Ukrainian soldiers in the country, Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu told newspaper Le Parisien on Saturday. He also pledged that France would provide Crotale short-range anti-air missiles, which are used to intercept low-flying missiles and aircraft.

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October 14th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Seven people have been reported killed in Russia’s massive missile attack on the city of Mykolaiv, which took place on October 13, 2022. The relevant statement was made by Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

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  • U.S. Department of State: Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I, [Secretary Blinken], am authorizing our twenty-third drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment for Ukraine since August 2021. This $725 million drawdown includes additional arms, munitions, and equipment from U.S. Department of Defense inventories. This drawdown will bring the total U.S. military assistance for Ukraine to an unprecedented more than $18.3 billion since the beginning of the Administration.

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October 13th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Russian troops have attacked the Nikopol district of Dnipropetrovsk region with Grad MLRS and heavy artillery. Nikopol city has been affected the most. Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports. 

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  • The Drive: Spain and France have announced that they will both be delivering ground-based air defense systems to Ukraine. This development has taken place as NATO member countries collectively rush to provide Ukraine with advanced air defense capabilities they need to combat attacks like the recent barrage of Russian cruise missiles and drones on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities.

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October 12th, 2022

  • BBC News: Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have said they will back Ukraine for “as long as it takes” in the wake of Monday’s major Russian missile strikes. The group, which met for emergency virtual talks, said it would keep on giving military and humanitarian aid. Nato also said it would stand with Ukraine for as long as necessary.

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October 11th, 2022

  • The New York Times: When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, many Ukrainians took shelter underground for days and even weeks from constant bombardments and fighting. Yesterday, Russia hit at least 11 Ukrainian cities with missiles in its broadest aerial assault against civilians since the invasion’s early days. 

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  • Los Angeles Times: Russian nationalist commentators and war correspondents in the state media lauded Monday’s large-scale attack as an appropriate, and long-awaited, response to Ukraine’s successful counteroffensive in the northeast and the south and a weekend assault on a key bridge between Russia and Crimea, the prized Black Sea peninsula Moscow annexed in 2014.

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  • The Drive: A day after a massive Russian missile and drone attack on Ukraine that left at least 20 dead and its energy infrastructure damaged, Ukraine received some good news about badly needed weaponry. The White House promised to speed up delivery of two of eight promised National Advanced Surface to Air Missile Systems, or NASAMS. In addition, Ukraine has received the first of four promised IRIS-T SLM surface-to-air missile systems from Germany, as well as four more M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) systems from the U.S.

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October 10th, 2022

  • The Hill: The pressure for the United States to send Ukraine more advanced air defense systems reached a new high Monday after Russia escalated its war on the country with a barrage of deadly missile strikes. The Kremlin attacks, which targeted civilian areas that for months had enjoyed a relative calm, has produced anew the argument that the West send Ukraine more high-tech air defense weapons, including those similar to Israel’s Iron Dome missile interception system. 

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October 8th, 2022

  • bne IntelliNews: A truck driving over the Kerch bridge that connects the Russian mainland to Crimea exploded in the early hours of October 8, destroying a section of the bridge and setting an adjacent fuel train on fire, in the latest setback for president Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine. The attack appears to be a suicide bombing that happened at around 6 am local time.

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October 6th, 2022

  • The Wall Street Journal: Russian missiles struck the city center of the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia, killing at least one person early on Thursday while Ukraine’s forces reclaimed more territory from Moscow, according to senior Ukrainian officials. At least seven missiles struck the city in an attack that hit a series of apartment buildings, according to Kirill Timoshenko, a Ukrainian presidential adviser. 

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  • Ukrinform: On the morning of October 6, Russia launched an airstrike on the territory of Ukraine from the territory of Belarus. Oleksiy Hromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said this at a briefing, Ukrinform reports.

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  • Los Angeles Times: Russia launched two missile attacks that hit apartment blocks in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Thursday, killing three people and wounding at least 12 in a region that houses Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant and that Moscow has illegally annexed.

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October 5th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Russian troops attacked Zaporizhzhia city with Iskander-K missiles this morning. “The enemy attacked the regional center with Iskander-K missiles. Infrastructure facilities were destroyed, “Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

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October 4th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Ukrainian air defense units have shot down a Shahed-136 kamikaze drone, which Russian troops used in another attempted attack on Odesa.

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  • Ukrinform: This morning, Russian troops launched a missile attack on the liberated village of Shevchenkove in Kharkiv region, damaging private houses.

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October 3rd, 2022

  • Defense News: The Pentagon’s international affairs chief said Monday that Russia’s new losses in the strategic southern Kherson region are about to spiral into a “major defeat” that would give Ukraine a defensive position amid “hot fighting” expected this winter. After news that Ukrainian forces broke through Moscow’s defenses in Kherson, which Moscow saw as the gateway to Odessa, Assistant Defense Secretary for International Security Affairs Celeste Wallander said the Ukrainians were on the verge of pushing back the main Russian bridgehead across the Dnipro River.

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September 30th, 2022

  • Militarnyi: Ukrainian future operators of NASAMS air defense systems are сurrently undergoing training. Oleksii Reznikov, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, announced this in a comment to Hromadske TV and Babel media. He emphasized that Ukraine has not yet received these air defense systems from the United States.

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  • Reuters: Dozens of civilians were killed or wounded in what Kyiv said was a cynical Russian missile strike on a convoy of civilian cars in southern Ukraine on Friday, leaving bodies strewn across the ground. The convoy had been assembling at a car market on the edge of the city of Zaporizhzhia, preparing to leave Ukrainian territory controlled by Kyiv to visit relatives and deliver supplies in an area occupied by Russia, officials said.

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  • The Guardian: Vladimir Putin has signed “accession treaties” formalising Russia’s illegal annexation of four occupied regions in Ukraine, marking the largest forcible takeover of territory in Europe since the second world war.

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  • Army Recognition: During an interview published on September 28, 2022, by the eurointegration.com.ua website, German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen announced that Germany will provide Ukraine with four batteries of IRIS-T air defense missile systems. These systems are still in production and the first IRIS-T and first air defense system will be completed at the end of October 2022.

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September 29th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Four people have been killed and 18 injured in a Russian missile attack on the city of Dnipro and the Dnipropetrovsk region. Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko said this in a post on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

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  • Ukrinform: In the Zaporizhzhia direction, near the city of Tokmak, Ukraine’s Defense Forces have destroyed three Russian S-300 missile systems. The relevant statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

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  • Aljazeera: President Vladimir Putin will formally annex four partially Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine on Friday, the Kremlin has said, a move already rejected by Kyiv and its Western allies as illegal and meaningless. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said a ceremony to mark the incorporation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia into Russia would take place at 3pm Moscow time (12:00 GMT).

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  • Ukrinform: The enemy fired two missiles at Odesa region, both of which were destroyed by Ukraine’s air defenses. This was announced on Telegram by the spokesman for the Odesa Regional Military Administration, Serhii Bratchuk, Ukrinform reports. “The enemy launched a missile attack on Odesa. Two Su-35 fighter jets fired two Kh-59 air-to-surface missiles from the Black Sea, the Crimea direction. Air defense forces destroyed both missiles midair,” the spokesman wrote.

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September 28th, 2022

  • Defense News: The Pentagon announced Wednesday it will contract with industry for $1.1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, including 18 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and other arms to counter drones Russia has been using against Ukrainian troops. The new weapons and equipment, being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, are aimed at meeting Kyiv’s mid- and long-term needs and could take six to 24 months to arrive. 

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  • NPR: Moscow-backed separatist leaders in occupied areas of Ukraine moved quickly to issue formal appeals to join the Russian Federation on Wednesday — just hours after claiming overwhelming numbers of people there had chosen to join Russia in a series of highly controversial referendums. The vote was widely condemned by Ukraine and its Western partners as a violation of international law — with ballots cast at gunpoint.

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September 23rd, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Russian troops continue efforts to fully seize the Donetsk region, establish defenses and hold the captured areas, as well as disrupt the active actions of Ukraine’s Defense Forces in certain directions. The enemy opens fire all over the contact line, attempts to recapture their lost positions and conducts air reconnaissance.

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September 20th, 2022

  • Newsweek: Russia is allegedly emptying a crucial air defense base to resupply forces in Ukraine amid mounting losses, according to satellite images reported by Finnish news agency Yleisradio Oy on Sunday. Most of the equipment removed from the bases were likely part of the S-300 missile system, Yle reported.

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September 19th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: “At 05:21, a missile slammed into the residential sector, hitting the house in which a family of displaced people from Orikhiv district lived. An elderly woman was injured. She was taken to the hospital with chest and abdominal injuries as a result of the collapse of part of the building,” Denys Korotenko, head of Shyroke community, told an Ukrinform correspondent.

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September 16th, 2022

  • BBC News: Ukraine says hundreds of graves have been found outside Izyum, days after it was re-taken from Russia. Wooden crosses, most of them marked with numbers, were discovered in a forest outside the city by advancing Ukrainian forces. Authorities said they would start exhuming some of the graves on Friday.

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September 15th, 2022

  • Defense Express: Air defense units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to destroy russian aerospace forces, and since the start of the Ukrainian counteroffensive, they have shown incredible results.

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September 13th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Ukraine’s Armed Forces have shot down an enemy Su-24 attack aircraft over the Kherson region.

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  • Reuters: Ukraine’s lightning counter-offensive has recaptured 3,800 square kilometres (1,467 square miles) of territory in its northeastern Kharkiv region since Sept. 6, Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar said on Tuesday.

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September 12th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Over the past 24 hours, Russian troops launched 23 strikes on Donetsk region. Fourteen localities of the region came under enemy fire, civilians were killed and injured.

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September 10th, 2022

  • The Guardian: Ukraine’s allies should commit to legally binding large-scale weapons transfers and multi-decade investment in the country’s defences, according to a report that looked at alternatives to Kyiv’s long-term aspirations to join the Nato alliance.

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  • The Intercept: Since Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February, the U.S. government has pumped more money and weapons into supporting the Ukrainian military than it sent in 2020 to Afghanistan, Israel, and Egypt combined — surpassing in a matter of months three of the largest recipients of U.S. military aid in history.

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September 8th, 2022

  • The New York Times: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken paid a surprise visit to Kyiv on Thursday, pledging $2.8 billion in military aid for Ukraine and other countries at risk of Russian invasion as the United States backs a Ukrainian effort to gain fresh military momentum.

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August 24th, 2022

  • U.S. Department of Defense: On August 24, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced approximately $3 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).

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  • The New York Times: A Russian missile hit a train station in central Ukraine, killing at least 22 people and injuring 50, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Wednesday, in an attack that came as Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day and brought home the harsh reality of the six-month-old war.

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August 18th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Around 5:00 AM, Russian forces launched a missile strike against Kharkiv’s Slobidskyi District. Two missiles hit a tram depot. “A repair shop and a dormitory, which are situated close to each other, have been damaged. Three civilians were killed and 18 injured, including a boy and a girl, 13 years old each. The dormitory was destroyed partially. Rescue works are underway. Information about casualties is yet to be updated,” Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office noted earlier. Another missile destroyed a non-residential building. 21 confirmed civilians died in the attack, including an 11-year-old boy.

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  • CNN: The Russian military deployed three fighter jets armed with hypersonic missiles to Kaliningrad. “Three MiG-31 aircraft with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles have been deployed to the Kaliningrad Region as part of additional strategic deterrence measures,” the Minister of Defense stated.

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August 17th, 2022

  • The New York Times: The Ukrainian government warned the West that Russia appears to be building up its long-range missile systems in Belarus. Throughout the war, Russia has used Belarus as a staging ground.

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  • Ukrinform: The Russian military launched several missile strikes on Odessa early in the morning. “Two enemy rockets, according to the Operational Command South, caused destruction and a fire at a recreation center in the Odesa region and in several private buildings nearby. Three citizens were injured,” Ukraine’s official report read.

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August 10th, 2022

  • CNN: The U.S. government believes that Iran has been training Russian forces to man and operate Iranian UAV systems. “During the last several weeks, Russian officials conducted training in Iran as part of the agreement for UAV transfers from Iran to Russia,” a U.S. official stated. The U.S. official also added that the intelligence surrounding Russia’s training has recently been declassified.

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August 9th, 2022

  • Reuters: In an attempt to complete its conquest of Eastern Ukraine, Russia unleashed ground forces, air strikes, and artillery. Despite Russia’s offensive, Kyiv said that Ukrainian fighters have done a great job in their resistance and have largely held the line.

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August 8th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Russia used Kh-47M Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched missiles against military targets in the Vinnytsia region, the Ukrainian Air Force Command of the Armed Forces announced. “It is the newest type of the missiles Russia has in service. After they were put into service in 2018, only several dozens of them were released. The Kh-47M warhead is 500 kg, and its speed is from 3,500 to over 12,000 km/h,” he stated.

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  • CNN: The Pentagon announced that the US sent anti-radar missiles for Ukrainian aircraft to target Russian radar systems. Under secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl did not specify how many missiles and what type of anti-radar missiles the U.S. provided to Ukraine. However, one defense official stated that the U.S. sent AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM).

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  • The U.S. Department of Defense: The DOD announced its latest $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine. Since August 2021, the Pentagon said, “It is the largest single drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment utilizing this authority.” The package includes munitions for Ukraine’s NASAMS, HIMARS, and Javelines, as well as 75,000 rounds of 155mm artillery.

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August 2nd, 2022

  • Reuters: Russia claimed that it destroyed 6 U.S.-made HIMARS since the beginning of the invasion. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu also added that Russia destroyed 5 anti-ship Harpoon missile launch systems and 33 M777 howitzers. The Pentagon’s acting spokesman, Todd Breasseale, said: “We are aware of these latest claims by Minister Shoigu and they are again patently false.”

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  • CNN: The Ukrainian Air Force said that Russia launched a missile attack from bombers in the middle of the afternoon. Tu-95 strategic bombers were used to fire 8 missiles into Ukrainian territory. Ukraine declared that 7 of the 8 missiles were shot down by its anti-aircraft missile forces. The eighth missile struck an anti-aircraft missile complex in the western Lviv region.

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August 1st, 2022

  • UN Human Rights: In the month of July alone, there was a total of 1,455 civilian casualties and 355 civilian deaths. Of these numbers, 100 were killed, and 320 were injured by cruise and ballistic missiles (air, sea, and land-based).

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July 31st, 2022

  • Reuters: Russia continued its missile attack on the Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv by launching over 12 missiles. The missiles hit homes and schools, wounding at least 3 civilians. Oleksiy Vadatursky, founder and owner of the agriculture company Nibulon, and his wife were both killed in their home.

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  • The Washington Post: A Ukrainian kamikaze UAV drone exploded at the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet on the Crimean Peninsula. 6 Russians were wounded from the attack. This prompted Russia to cancel its ceremonies, honoring Russia’s Navy.

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July 30th, 2022

  • The Guardian: A Russian missile was launched from an S-300 surface-to-air system at a residential area in Kharkiv. One missile struck a school, leaving 1 person dead and 6 other people injured.

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  • Reuters: Russia attacked the Southeastern city of Mykolaiv with missiles, killing 5 civilians and wounding 7 others.

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July 28th, 2022

  • Al Jazeera: Russia successfully struck a Ukrainian military base in Lyutizh—just North of Kyiv—with 6 Kalibr cruise missiles. Russia launched its missiles from the Crimean Peninsula.

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  • Kyiv Independent: Russia launched over 20 missiles from Belarusian territory. Out of the 20, 9 of the missiles hit Ukraine’s Operational Command “North” in Chernihiv Oblast.

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July 27th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Russian soldiers attacked an industrial area of Kharkiv with artillery and 2 S-300 long-range missiles. As of now, it is believed that there are no casualties.

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July 26th, 2022

  • Reuters: Russia executed a missile strike against a residential building in Ukraine’s southern city of Mykolaiv. At least 3 people were killed, and 5 people were wounded in the attack. Russia used 8 X-55 cruise missiles to carry it out.

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  • Ukrinform: Just a few days after its initial missile attack on Odesa, Russia executed another one. Russia fired 5 Kh-59 and 8 Kh-22 missiles at Zatoka—in the Odesa region. Thus far, there have been no reported casualties or deaths.

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July 24th, 2022

  • Voice of America: 4 Russian Kalibr cruise missiles were fired from the Black sea with the intention of hitting the western Khmelnytskyi region. However, Ukraine’s air defenses successfully shot them down.

July 23rd, 2022

  • The Washington Post: Less than a day after Russia and Ukraine signed a grain deal, Russia fired missiles at the port of Odesa. Russia fired 4 Kalibr cruise missiles; 2 missiles were shot down by air defense forces, and 2 hit the infrastructure of the port. Russia claims that it only hit military targets.

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  • Reuters: Russia continued its aggression by executing a missile attack on Kirovohrad Oblast. Russia targeted the military airfield and runway infrastructure and hit the target with 13 missiles. After the attack, 3 people were found to be killed.

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July 21st, 2022

  • Institute for the Study of War: Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) reported that Russia’s military used 55-60% of Russia’s pre-war reserve of high-precision missiles. A representative from the Defense Intelligence of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Vadym Skibytsky, said: “[Ukrainian] military intelligence is tracking the condition and numbers of the weaponry that Russia is using. As for the high-precision weaponry — that it is what Russians are saying, Iskander, Kalibr system, the cruise missiles Kh-101, Kh-555 — we asses that 55-60% of the pre-war stores have been used up.”

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July 19th, 2022

  • U.S. News & World Report: A Russian missile struck a central part of the city of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region. At least one civilian was killed.

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  • ABC News: Overnight, Russia executed a missile attack on the city of Odesa. 7 Kalibr cruise missiles were fired from the Black Sea; 6 of them hit civilian targets. 6 people, including a child, were injured.

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July 18th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: In a speech, President Zelensky announced that Russia fired over 3,000 missiles at Ukraine since the beginning of the war. “Russia has already used more than three thousand cruise missiles against Ukraine. It is impossible to count the number of artillery and other projectiles that were used against our country and our people. But it is definitely possible to bring all Russian war criminals to justice. Each of the collaborators. All those responsible for terror. For everything that happens during 145 days and in more than eight years. It will be done,” he said.

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  • CNN: A two-story building in the town of Toretsk was hit by Russian artillery as Russian forces bombarded the town with artillery. In the rubble of the building, rescuers found 5 dead bodies. 3 people were transported to the hospital—and 1 died there.

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July 17th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Early in the morning, Russia fired 10 missiles from an S-300 at Ukraine’s Western city of Mykolaiv. The damage has not been assessed yet, and there have been no reported casualties.

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July 15th, 2022

  • Voices of America: Russia launched a missile attack on Dnipro. At least 3 people were injured, and 15 were killed. “The rockets hit an industrial plant and a busy street next to it,” the regional governor, Valentyn Reznychenko, said. “We are determining the extent of the destruction.”

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July 14th, 2022

  • ABC News: Russia executed a series of missile strikes against the city of Vinnytsia in Ukraine. So far, 21 people—including 3 children younger than 10—have been reportedly killed, and another 100 have been injured. President Zelensky called this an “open act of terrorism.” Russia fired Kalibr cruise missiles from a ship in the Black Sea, damaging a medical clinic, offices, stores, and residential buildings in the city. Ukrainian air defenses shot down two of the four incoming missiles.

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July 13th, 2022

  • CNN: Overnight, the Russian military launched heavy shelling and airstrikes on the Ukrainian cities of Bakhmut and Kramatorsk. Early reports indicate that there were no fatalities. Then, later in the day, 2 Russian missile strikes were reported in the region of Zaporizhzhia.

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July 12th, 2022

  • CNN: Following the Ukrainian HIMARS attacks on Russia, the Russian military has sought ways to prevent Ukraine from executing more strikes. The Russian military is occupying the city of Melitopol and blocking the exits, preventing the citizens from evacuating. By holding the city as hostage, the Russians anticipate that the Ukrainians will not use the HIMARS due to the present citizenry.

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July 11th, 2022

  • CNN: Russia executed a series of missile strikes on the city of Kharkiv—the second largest city in Ukraine. Following the attack, Ukrainians found that at least 6 people were killed and 31 have been injured.

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  • BBC: The White House announced that Iran intends to supply the Russian military with drones and train the soldiers to use them; it predicted that the Russian military will make use of them by early July.

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  • The Guardian: Ukraine used its American-supplied HIMARS to strike a large ammunition store in the town of Nova Kakhovka. Several Russians have reportedly been killed. Ukraine’s recent strikes on ammunition warehouses and Russian command centers—like this—have been attributed to the American-supplied HIMARS.

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July 9th, 2022

  • The Guardian: A Russian rocket struck an apartment building in Chasiv Yar—an Eastern Ukrainian city. 47 people were killed by the attack; another 20 people were trapped under the rubble. This has become one of the most devastating missile attacks since the beginning of the war.

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  • Ukrinform: The Russian military launched 6 missiles from an S-300 system at the city of Mykolaiv.

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  • Voices of America: The Russian government executed a series of missile strikes. First, it hit the city of Kharkiv in Northeastern Ukraine, wounding three civilians; during that time, Russia also focused on Luhansk and Donetsk. Then, Russian missile and rocket strikes were aimed at Eastern and Southern Ukraine. Four civilians were killed in Siversk from the attacks.

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July 8th, 2022

  • CNN: The U.S. government announced that it will send another $400 million package to Ukraine to support its defense. The package will include 4 additional HIMARS and ammunition, 3 tactical vehicles, 1,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition, demolition munitions, counter-battery systems, spare parts, and other equipment.

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July 7th, 2022

  • Reuters: In, what appears to be, a directed attack against Ukrainian civilians, a Russian missile struck the city of Kramatorsk. As of now, it is known that 1 person was killed and 6 people were injured.

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  • Reuters: For months, a Moldovian tanker has sailed across the Black Sea carrying diesel. However, it was struck by 2 Russian cruise missiles. the “Millenial Spirit” tanker was hit by 2 KH-31 missiles.

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  • Reuters: Recently, Ukraine reclaimed Snake Island, offering its people a boost in morale. However, as the Ukrainians hoisted their flag on the island, a Russian warplane fired high-precision missiles, killing an undisclosed number of Ukrainian soldiers.

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July 6th, 2022

  • United Press International: Russia fired a missile into Kharkiv—the second-largest Ukrainian city. Due to the missile strike, Russia destroyed a pedagogical university.

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  • Egypt Independent: President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a speech in which he called for new modern air defense systems after Russian missile strikes intensified. During the speech, Zelensky said, “The Russian army does not take any breaks. It has one task — to take people’s lives, to intimidate people — so that even a few days without an air alarm already feel like part of the terror. And this evening, Kyiv and again almost the whole of Ukraine heard the air alarm … Some of the missiles were shot down by our air defense forces. And we have not reduced and will not reduce our diplomatic activity for a single day to obtain modern anti-missile systems for Ukraine in sufficient quantity … This is a maximum task for our state — to provide basic security for Ukrainians, basic protection against missile attacks already this year. But the fulfillment of this task depends not only on us, but also on the understanding of our fundamental needs by our partners.”

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  • Reuters: Following a crowdfunding campaign, Lithuania secured a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone for Ukraine. The citizens of Lithuania raised the funds for the drone; however, the Turkish company that produced the drone ultimately decided to donate it.

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July 5th, 2022

  • Ukrainska Pravda: Russia launched 4 missiles into the Khmelnytskyi region of Western Ukraine. However, the Ukrainian missile defenses were able to shoot one of the missiles down. As of now, one person is known to have been injured.

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  • CNN: Russian forces shelled the city of Sloviansk in the Donetsk region. At least 1 person was killed at 7 were injured.

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July 4th, 2022

  • The Guardian: Vladamir Putin declared victory in Luhansk one day after Ukrainian forces withdrew from their final stronghold. The victory plays into Russia’s strategy: to take the Donbas.

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July 3rd, 2022

  • The Guardian: The Ukrainian military withdrew its troops from the city of Lysychansk. Ukraine’s military command did not want to give up the territory, but they believed staying to fight would have “fatal consequences.” Ukraine has vowed to eventually take the land back.

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July 1st, 2022

  • Drone DJ: A Ukrainian startup company claims that it developed an anti-drone gun that is capable of hitting Russian drop craft up to 2 miles away.

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  • NPR: Russia executed a missile strike on residential communities near the Odesa Port. Using Kh-22 missiles, the Russian military killed at least 9 people. The missile strikes were believed to be “payback” for Ukraine’s retaking of Snake Island.

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June 30th, 2022

  • Army Recognition: Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, Spain is beginning to deploy a NASAMS missile defense system to Latvia. As a NATO member, Latvia must be protected in the event of a Russian attack on it. For this reason, the NATO allies are looking to improve the defense capabilities of the Baltic states.

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  • CNN: Russia fired 10 missiles and hit “civilian targets” in Mykolaiv; five people were killed from the strikes. There were also missile strikes in Ochakiv, Dnipro, and Russian shelling continued in the Kharkiv region and Summy region of the Donbas.

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  • The New York Times: Russian forces withdrew from Snake Island. Ukrainian forces have been engaged in an operation to reclaim the island. On Monday, Ukraine claims to have struck another Russian missile system there. Snake Island was the site where Ukrainian defenders famously exclaimed, “Russian warship, go **** yourself,” at the beginning of the war.

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  • Reuters: The UK pledged to provide another £1 billion of military support to Ukraine. The military aid will include air defense systems, uncrewed aerial vehicles, electronic warfare equipment, and equipment for the soldiers. The announcement came following NATO’s declaration that Russia is the “most significant and direct threat” to European security.

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  • Reuters: Sweden announced that it will send 500 million Swedish crowns ($49 million) worth of anti-tank weapons and machine guns to Ukraine.

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June 29th, 2022

  • CNN: At the Madrid Summit, NATO officially invited Finland and Sweden to join the military alliance. Moreover, NATO released its new strategic concept. In it, NATO reaffirms that Russia is the most direct threat it faces; however, China poses a “systemic challenge.”

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  • NPR: Because of Russia’s war in Ukraine, President Biden announced that the U.S. will boost its military footprint in Europe. This includes more naval destroyers stationed in Spain, two F-35 fighter jet squadrons positioned in the United Kingdom, and a permanent headquarters in Poland for the U.S. 5th Army Corps.

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June 28th, 2022

  • CNN: After initially threatening to block Finland and Sweden’s entry into NATO, Turkey has abandoned its plan to veto. In an exchange for Sweden and Finland’s lifting of their arms embargo on Turkey and support for Turkey on terror-related issues, Turkey agreed to support Sweden and Finland’s entry into NATO. As it stands now, there does not appear to be any objection against the Nordic states’ entry; they will soon be a part of the military alliance.

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  • Reuters: Germany and the Netherlands will give Ukraine 6 more howitzers. Both countries have already supplied a total of 12 howitzers; however, to further support Ukraine, they have each agreed to provide 3 more.

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June 27th, 2022

  • NPR: As Russia continues its reinvigorated missile strikes against Ukraine, Russia hit a shopping mall in Kremenchuk with 1,000 innocent civilians inside. 13 people were killed as a result of the attack.

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  • CNN: As the battle of Lysychansk persists, the Russians continue their artillery campaign against the Ukrainians. Lysychansk’s surrounding towns were shelled, while the Russians intended to use artillery to cut Lysychansk off from the highway.

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  • CNN: The U.S. will soon announce the purchase of medium-to-long-range surface-to-air missile defense systems for Ukraine. Ukrainian officials have been asking the U.S. to provide it with National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS); however, it is unclear which missile defense system the U.S. will provide Ukraine. Regardless, the United States will likely need to train the Ukrainian defense forces to use it.

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June 26th, 2022

  • CNN: Russian President Vladimir Putin decided that he will transfer nuclear-capable Iskander-M missile systems in the coming months. These missiles “can use both ballistic and cruise missiles, both in conventional and nuclear versions,” Putin told Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

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June 25th, 2022

  • The New York Times: Russian forces used ship-launched missiles in the Black Sea and air-launched missiles in Belarus to execute a series of missile attacks against Ukraine. Among the attacked cities include Kyiv, Yavoriv, Zhytomyr, and Desna.

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June 24th, 2022

  • CNN: The U.S. government announced that the rest of its pledged weapons—including the remaining High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)—that the U.S. pledged to Ukraine will arrive by mid-July.

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June 23rd, 2022

  • Reuters: The U.S.’ initial High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) donation has arrived in Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has asked for about 300 HIMARS; however, the U.S. has only sent 4.

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  • U.S. News & World Report: The United States announced that it will send another $450 million in military aid to Ukraine. The new military package will include 4 more High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).

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  • CNN: Russia executed a series of missile attack strikes against Southern Ukraine. Russia launched 3 surface-to-air missiles from occupied Kherson to Mykolaiv. They also launched 3 missiles at the port city of Odes; however, they were shot down by Ukrainian air defense systems.

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June 22nd, 2022

  • Kyiv Independent: German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht told parliament that Germany intends to train Ukrainians to use the Multiple Launch Rocket System Mars II. Once the instruction is concluded, Germany will begin delivering the Mars system.

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  • The Eurasia Times: The Russian Ministry of Defense claims that it destroyed Ukraine’s 155-mm M-777 howitzers that the U.S. and its allies provided. It is unknown how many howitzers were destroyed in the missile strikes.

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June 21st, 2022

  • NPR: After continued fighting for weeks, Russian forces have captured nearly all of the strategic Eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk

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  • The Guardian: The Ukrainian Army launched some air strikes on Zmiinyi Island—colloquially known as “Snake Island.” At the beginning of the war, Snake Island was the location where Ukrainian defenders famously exclaimed: “Russian warship, go **** yourself.”

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  • CNN: After the Russians’ overnight shelling of Kharkiv, many civilian institutions—including educational institutions—were destroyed. In just 24 hours, at least three people were killed, while 254 children and 993 total people were evacuated.

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June 18th, 2022

  • Al Jazeera: 3 Russian missiles destroyed an oil depository in the Novomoskovsk district. During the attack, 11 people were injured

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June 16th, 2022

  • Associated Press: In hopes of improving NATO’s deterrence capabilities, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called for an increase in air, sea, and cyber defenses. The U.S. Department of Defense agreed to place more arms into Eastern Europe and place troops on high alert.

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  • Politico: Leaders from France, Germany, and Italy met with President Zelensky in Kyiv to discuss future EU membership. This comes after recent criticism the EU leaders received for being too accommodating to Russia in recent months.

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June 15th, 2022

  • The United States Department of Defense: The DOD announced its newest $1 billion security package for Ukraine. This new security package includes howitzers, ammunition, and Harpoon coastal defense systems.

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June 14th, 2022

  • Daily Mail: Ukraine launched a missile 40 miles into Russia, striking a military base. Troops and helicopters arrived at the scene of the attack and found a bomb crater and a fire spreading to a nearby apartment block.

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  • Associated Press: Russian troops have taken control of 80% of the city of Sievierodonetsk. The troops also destroyed all of its bridges to prevent evacuation.

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June 13th, 2022

  • CNBC: U.S. officials say new military aid for Ukraine might come as early as this week. The additional aid is likely to come from the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which can be used for training, equipping, and advising Ukrainian forces. The U.S. has used more than $6 billion for USAI funds in fiscal year 2022.

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  • CNN: Russian forces fired three missiles on Pryluky district in Ukraine’s northern Chernihiv region, forcing evacuations of some residents.

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June 12th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a speech, stating the necessity for more missile defense systems: “Today is the 109th day of a full-scale war, but it is not the 109th day as we tell our partners a simple thing: Ukraine needs modern missile defense systems. The supply of such systems was possible this year, last year and even earlier. Did we get them? No. Do we need them? Yes. There have already been 2606 affirmative answers to this question in the form of various Russian cruise missiles that have hit Ukrainian cities. Our cities, our villages for the period from February 24. These are lives that could have been saved, these are tragedies that could have been prevented if Ukraine had been listened to.”

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  • Alarbiya News: The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it destroyed a warehouse of US-supplied missile systems in Ukraine. The Russian Air Force used Kalibr cruise missiles in the strike located in the Ternopil region.

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June 10th, 2022

  • Ukrinform: Another submarine carrying cruise missiles has joined Russia’s naval group in the Black Sea. Russian forces are prepared to launch 40 cruise missiles at Ukraine.

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  • United States Naval Institute: Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov announced that Ukrainian forces deployed Harpoon anti-ship missiles to the Black Sea to counter Russian surface ships in the region.

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  • Yahoo!: As Russia continues its rhetorical attacks against the United States and its NATO allies, Russian ambassador Nikolai Korchunov told state media that the situation in the arctic was becoming perilous. “A very disturbing trend that is turning the Arctic into an international arena of military operations,” he said, indicating the potential for heightened Russo-American tensions.

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  • The Hill: As the Russo-Ukrainian War continues, Russia looks for methods to instill fear in the United States so that it backs off the conflict. To do so, Russia and Nicaragua developed a new agreement, providing Russian troops for and in Nicaragua.

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June 9th, 2022

  • Reuters: Two British citizens and one Moroccan were sentenced to death for fighting for Ukraine by a Russian court. After surrendering at Mariupol, Aiden Aslin (UK), Shaun Pinner (UK), and Saaudun Brahim (Morocco) were accused of being and sentenced as “mercenaries.”

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June 8th, 2022

  • The Washington Examiner: The Ukrainian ambassador to Israel publically critiqued the Israeli government for its lack of support. “We need Israeli assistance. … I mean that we need the military-technical support,” he said. Ukraine is hoping to get an Iron Dome missile defense system from Israel to protect itself best against Russian missile attacks.

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  • Politico: As Ukraine proclaims that it is outgunned 6 to 1 by Russian forces, Norway donated 22 M109 tracked self-propelled howitzers, gear, spare parts, and ammunition to the Ukrainian forces. Moreover, Norway has trained the Ukrainian soldiers to use the howitzers.

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June 7th, 2022

  • Associated Press: Japanese and NATO officials agreed to increase their military cooperation and the frequency of joint exercises. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Japan has become increasingly worried about global security, as indicated by Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi’s statement, “The security of Europe and Asia are closely intertwined, especially now with the international community facing serious challenges.”

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  • Associated Press: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu claims that Russian forces control 97% of Ukraine’s Luhansk region. Shoigu’s statement comes after weeks of intense Russian artillery bombardments throughout much of the Eastern Donbas.

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  • CNBC: the UK Defense Ministry reported that Ukraine has taken back parts of the Severodonetsk. In recent weeks, Russia captured significant territory in the city of Severodonetsk; however, it appears that Ukraine is able to regain parts of the city.

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June 5th, 2022

  • The Guardian: The United Kingdom announced that it will supply Ukraine with long-range rocket artillery. In order for the Ukrainian military to strike the Russian artillery that lay siege to their cities, the UK is sending Ukraine a handful of tracked M270 multiple launch rocket systems, which can hit targets up to 50 miles away.

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  • NPR: Russian airstrikes hit a train-repair facility in Kyiv; the wreckage is claimed to be “beyond repair.” Russia’s attack came as Ukraine was already struggling to export grain to avoid global food shortages and minimize rising prices. Russia claims that the airstrike destroyed tanks that were supplied by Ukraine’s foreign allies; however, the head of Ukraine’s railways responded, “We don’t have any military machinery on our factory … Only freight railcars that help us export grain and iron ore.”

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  • Reuters: Spain is going to supply Ukraine with anti-aircraft missiles and Leopard battle tanks. Spain also intends to train the Ukrainians on how to operate the tanks.

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June 4th, 2022

  • CNN: The Ukrainian military said that the Russian military has engaged in air and missile attacks in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Ukrainian Armed Forces spokesman Oleksandr Shtupun stated that the Russian soldiers launched four Tochka missiles in the areas of Bakhmut, Kramatorsk, Kostiantynivka, and Lysychansk. He also said that the Russians executed airstrikes in Sloviansk and Soledar.

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  • Reuters: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that Russian artillery “destroyed” the All Saints Church in Sviatohirsk. The church, Zlenskyy said, “was first destroyed during the Soviet era,” but “it was rebuilt. And so it was burned by the Russian army.”

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June 1st, 2022

  • CNN: Ukrainian officials announced that Russian cruise missiles struck a railway in Western Ukraine. The missile attack occurred near the Beskyd tunnel in the Carpathian mountains, which is close to the border of Slovakia. This is the second time that Russia has used cruise missiles to attack this route in order to stop the movement of Ukrainian oil and arms. Fortunately, nobody was injured or killed during the incident.

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  • Politico: After the United States announced that it will send High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to Ukraine, the United Kingdom declared its intent to send M270 launchers. This missile system is capable of hitting targets just under 50 miles away. In hopes of maximizing its effectiveness, the UK also stated that it will train Ukrainian troops to use the launchers.

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  • PBS: Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a $700 million drawdown from the $40 billion supplemental funding bill for Ukraine aid. At the end of his speech, Blinken declared that the United States and its allies would “will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes.”

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May 31st, 2022

  • The New York Times: President Biden published an op-ed, detailing the United State’s commitment to the Russo-Ukrainian War. As Russia continues its assault, he wrote, the U.S. will send the Ukrainian forces “more advanced rocket systems and munitions” that would “enable them to more precisely strike key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine.” Through this statement, President Biden indicated that the U.S. will send High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to Ukraine. However, he stated he will not send rockets that can reach Russian soil.

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  • CNN: The city of Severodonetsk remains one of the two remaining Ukrainian strongholds in the Russian-occupied Luhansk Oblast; however, Russia and Ukraine have battled for control of the city. Head of the Luhansk region military administration Serhiy Hayday said the Russians have taken “most of Severodonetsk.” He continued: “The city at this stage has 90% of all houses damaged. Of these, 60% are almost impossible to restore. And all the critical infrastructure is completely destroyed.”

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  • The Washington Post: Russia has continued its missile and aerial assault on the Donetsk region—Sloviansk, in particular, has been the subject of many of Russia’s missile attacks. The Ukrainian government confirmed that Russian missiles have killed three people and wounded another six.

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May 30th, 2022

  • Reuters: The Biden administration announced that it will not send the advanced long-range rocket systems—that it planned to send on May 27th—to Ukraine. After considering the risks posed by escalation, President Biden deemed the arms transfer would escalate Russo-American tensions, and as a result told reporters, “We’re not going to send to Ukraine rocket systems that strike into Russia.”

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  • CNN: Ukraine continues its counteroffensive in the South to hold off Russian advances in the Eastern Donbas region. In an effort to weaken the Ukrainian forces, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Russia has been using artillery, airstrikes, and missiles in cities like Lysychansk and Soledar.

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May 29th, 2022

  • Reuters: Russian shelling destroyed all of the critical infrastructures in the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk. President Zelenskyy indicated that Russia’s “principal aim” is to capture the city.

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  • Reuters: In just three days, the Lithuanian government raised €5 million ($5.4 million) to help Ukraine purchase a Bayraktar TB-2 drone. These drones have played a critical role in Ukraine’s defense against Russia, as they have helped Ukrainian forces target Russian tanks.d

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May 27th, 2022

  • CNN: The Biden administration is preparing to approve the arms transfer of advanced long-range rocket systems to Ukraine. In recent weeks, Ukraine has suffered massive losses in the East, as they are outmanned and outgunned. To bolster its capabilities, the Ukrainian government has requested the U.S. send both Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) and High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS). In response to this report, Russia declared that the U.S. would “cross a red line” if it sends these missile systems to Ukraine.

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  • Defense News: Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has sent 1,400 Stinger air defense systems to Ukraine in order to help bolster its defense capabilities. On May 27, the U.S. Army announced that it struck a deal with a U.S. defense contractor to replenish its Stingers. By 2026, the United States hopes to restock 1,300 new Stingers.

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May 25th, 2022

  • CNN: The Russian military acknowledged that it launched cruise missiles at targets in Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia. Russian defense ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said the strikes on Zaporizhzhia targeted production workshops of the Monot Sich plant, an aerospace facility.

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May 24th, 2022

  • The Defense Post: Since Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, Russia has lost at least 50 Russian Orlan-10E unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). According to the UK’s Ministry of Defense, the rate at which Russia is losing drones will significantly hamper its intelligence capabilities and its ability to continue the war effort.

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May 23rd, 2022

  • Defense News: On Monday, after concluding a U.S.-led meeting of international defense chiefs to coordinate aid to Ukraine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced that Denmark will arm Ukraine with a modern Harpoon anti-ship launcher and missiles to protect its coasts. The announcement was made after Russia’s blockade of Odessa.

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  • CNN: Russian missiles struck railway infrastructure in Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk region in an attempt to disrupt Ukrainian force supply lines.

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May 22nd, 2022

  • CNN: Ukrainian Air Command said Russian “naval-based cruise missiles” were launched at infrastructure facilities in the Zhytomyr region. The Center’s air defense units, however, destroyed four of the Russian missiles, three missiles were destroyed by aircraft, and one by an anti-aircraft missile unit.

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May 18, 2022

  • NPR: Sweden and Finland—two historically neutral countries—submitted their applications to join NATO. In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sweden and Finland saw it in their countries’ national interests to join NATO to protect themselves against potential Russian encroachments.

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May 15th, 2022

  • Reuters: Early on Sunday morning, four Russian missiles struck a military installation in the Lviv region of Ukraine. According to Ukrainian officials, two missiles were destroyed before striking targets and appeared to have been launched from the Black Sea.

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May 10th, 2022

  • AP News: Russian missiles targeted the port city of Odesa in an effort to disrupt supply lines and weapons shipments to Ukrainian defense forces. Military officials said that Russia fired seven missiles that struck a shopping center and a warehouse. One person was killed and five were wounded.

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  • New York Times: United Nations investigators announced that they recorded the unlawful killing of 300 civilian adults and children in northern parts of Ukraine. The investigators have also estimated that thousands of civilians have been killed in the city of Mariupol which has been surrounded by Russian troops for weeks.

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May 6th, 2022

  • CBS News: Intelligence provided by the U.S. helped the Ukrainians sink the Russian Moskva in April, according to a senior defense official. The U.S. shared the location of the Moskva in the Black Sea with the Ukrainians but had no role in the decision to strike it, the official said. Without providing specifics, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters Thursday that the U.S. has been providing Ukraine useful battlefield intelligence throughout the war as Ukraine defends itself – but Kirby said the Pentagon does not provide intelligence on the location of senior military leaders on the battlefield or participate in the targeting decisions of the Ukrainian military.

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  • NBC News: Ukraine is asking the Biden administration for anti-ship missiles to secure ports that have been blocked by Russia’s navy, as well as more capable drones and multiple rocket launcher systems that can strike Russian forces at a longer distance, according to Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo. Ukraine said it needed U.S.-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles or similar weapons to free up the use of the Black Sea port of Odesa and other ports for the export of millions of tons of grain and food. The ports are under a de facto naval blockade by Russian forces off the coast, Crow said.

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May 4th, 2022

  • Reuters: Russia announced on Wednesday that it launched two Kalibr crusie missiles from submarines located in the Black Sea. The launches were accompanied by a reiterated threat that Russia would not hesitate from targeting shipments of NATO weapons to Ukraine. Russia had launched similar submarine-based launches on April 29th.

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May 3rd, 2022

  • CNN: The Ukrainian military targeted and destroyed multiple Russian military vehicles in Oleksandrivka, southeast of Russian-occupied Izium. The Russian ministry of defense admitted to facing threats from Ukrainian missiles in the small village in the Donetsk oblast. Ukrainian officials have also noted success in attacks on Russian vehicles in the Kharkiv oblast and communications towers on Snake Island via a Bayraktar drone.

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April 28th, 2022

  • Reuters: Russia fired two cruise missiles into the central Shevchenko district of Kyiv on Thursday morning. One missile struck the lower floors of a 25-story residential building, injuring at least 10 people, according to Ukrainian officials. The second missile damaged an unnamed facility that was nearby. The strikes occurred at the same time that UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, was visiting the Kyiv. Video of the strike in Kyiv can be seen here.

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April 26th, 2022

  • DefenseNews: Germany has announced it is sending 50 Gepard air-defense tanks to enhance Ukraine’s defense capabilities against Russian aircraft. The weapon system consists of a two-cannon flak setup mounted on a Leopard tank Chassis. Christine Lambrecht, the German Defense Minister, commented, “It’s exactly what Ukraine needs to defend its airspace.”

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April 23rd, 2022

  • New York Times: On Saturday, at least eight people, including a three-month-old baby, were killed when two cruise missiles struck a residential building in the far west of Odessa. Reports have stated that the attack was carried out by a Tu-95 strategic bomber that fired six cruise missiles in total. Ukrainian air defense managed to intercept two missiles, however, two struck residential buildings in the Tiarove district, and two hit military targets. Ukrainian officials have noted that 18 people were injured during the strike.

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April 22nd, 2022

  • Wall Street Journal: Norway has announced it has donated 100 Mistral air-defense missiles and an unknown number of Mistral MANPAD launchers to Ukraine. The Mistral short-range air defense system is commonly used by the Norwegian Navy and is set to be phased out within the next couple of years. Earlier in the invasion, Norway had supplied Ukraine with 4,000 M72 light anti-armor weapons, along with helmets and flak jackets.

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April 21st, 2022

  • BBC: The United States announced its latest round of security assistance to Ukraine valued at $800 million. This new assistance package brings U.S. aid to Ukraine to around $3.4 billion since the start of the invasion on Feb. 24th. The security assistance package includes 72 howitzer artillery systems, 144,000 artillery shells, and tactical drones. Ukrainian troops are currently being trained on the howitzer system to provide Ukraine with artillery power as the invasion reaches its 57th day.

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April 19th, 2022

  • The Guardian: Russia launched a barrage of long-range missiles against Ukraine in their new push for the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Beginning with four missiles that struck Lviv on Monday, Russia continued to fire air-launched missiles across the cities in the east. A notably powerful explosion was reported in Vasylkiv, a small town south of Kyiv, that is home to an airbase. In the last 4 days, 18 people have been killed and 106 injured from Russian attacks. 

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April 18th, 2022

  • The Hill: The Russian Defense Ministry claimed to have deployed a massive strike in Ukraine over Sunday night. The strike was said to have included elements of the air force, artillery, and air defense systems. Russia has alleged that the strikes occurred in Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, and Dnipropetrovsk regions, and the port of Mykolaiv; resulting in the destruction of 16 Ukrainian military facilities containing five command posts, three ammunition warehouses, and a fuel depot. A notable strike occurred in the western city of Lviv, where missile strikes killed at least 7 people and injured 11 others. According to CNN, the Lviv strike consisted of three missiles targeting warehouses and a fourth hitting a tire repair shop.

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April 17th, 2022

  • NL Times: According to the Dutch Ministry of Defense, a Patriot unit from the Netherlands is arriving in Slovakia for NATO’s air and missile defense mission. The Netherlands, Germany, and the US have committed to strengthening Slovakia’s air defenses after Slovakia gave its Soviet-era S-300 air defense system to Ukraine. The Patriot unit will remain in Slovakia for six months and consists of a 150-person crew capable of intercepting ballistic missiles, helicopters, and airplanes. The Netherlands has possessed the Patriot system since 1987 and has deployed it in Turkey and Israel in previous operations.

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April 15th, 2022

  • The Times of Israel: Russia struck the Vizar plant with five sea-based long-range missiles in the southwestern suburbs of Kyiv. The Vizar military-industrial complex site has been responsible for the manufacturing of Neptune cruise missiles, which had recently been used to sink the Russian Moskva. 

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April 11th, 2022

  • CNN: Two Iskander short-range ballistic missiles struck a train station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine killing at least 50 people and injuring 98 people. According to Ukrainian officials, the train station was being used by civilians to flee the war-torn areas of the country. The eastern city of Kramatorsk was one of the first targets of the Russian military when the invasion began and its train station has been evacuating civilians since late February. 

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April 8th, 2022

  • VOA News: Slovakia has sent their S-300 air defense system to Ukraine in an attempt to combat the onslaught of Russian air and missile strikes. The S-300 had been inherited by Slovakia after the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993.  

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April 4th, 2022

  • INSIDER: Experts believe that the UK-made Starstreak air defense system was used to down a Russian Mi-28N attack helicopter over the Luhansk region of Ukraine. The Starstreak is a highly portable MANPAD short-range air defense system that is rumored to be the fastest short-range surface-to-air missile in the world, hitting speed above Mach 3. The UK agreed to begin sending Starstreak systems to Ukraine in mid-March.

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March 27th, 2022

  • Daily Mail: Russian Kalibr cruise missile strikes were reported to have hit strategic positions, including oil and petrol depots, across Lutsk, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr, Rivne, and Kyiv. In Lutsk, two missile strikes occurred within 15 minutes of each other, around 10:30 pm setting fire to a major oil depot. The initial two strikes were followed by several more missile strikes that targeted oil and fuel tankers as well as factories used for repairing tanks, anti-aircraft systems, and radar equipment, later confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry. In Kyiv, the St. Sophia Cathedral which is located close to the city center was also struck by missile strikes. 

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  • Miami Herald: Rocket and missile struck the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, nearly a week after the last Lviv missile strike that hit an aircraft repair center. The city has become a refugee center for around 200,000 people who fled other parts of Ukraine. The first missile strike of Saturday involved two rockets that hit an industrial area, injuring five people. A second strike deployed three explosions just outside the city affecting an oil facility and factory connected to the Ukrainian military. 

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March 24th, 2022

  • Reuters: According to three U.S. officials with intelligence on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian precision-guided missiles are failing up to 60% of the time. One official estimated that Russia’s missile failure rate varies day-to-day, depending on the type of missile being launched, and could sometimes exceed 50%. Other estimates predict a range of failures between 20% and 60% depending on the day. 

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March 23rd, 2022

  • New York Times: The White House has assembled a team of national security officials, the Tiger Team, that is tasked with creating contingency plans for the United States and its allies if Russia decides to utilize its chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. Additionally, the Tiger Team is examining responses to possible Russian attacks on NATO territory or convoys that deliver aid to Ukraine. Specific attention is also given to responses to an extension of the war into neighboring nations such as Moldova and Georgia. The contingency plans are likely to be highly important for the upcoming extraordinary session of NATO leaders on Thursday in Brussels. 

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March 20th, 2022

  • The Guardian: Russia has reported that it has used its Kinzhal hypersonic missile twice over the last week, marking the first combat use of the next-generation weapon. The first strike occurred on Saturday, March 19th when a Kinzhal struck an underground missile and munitions storage site in western Ukraine. The second strike destroyed a fuel depot near Mykolaiv on Sunday, March 20th. Kinzhal hypersonic missiles are designed to be launched from MiG fighter jets and possess the ability to conduct mid-air maneuvers to avoid interception.  For a video of the Kinzhal strikes, click here.

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March 18th, 2022

  • The Hill: Russian missiles hit the city of Lviv in western Ukraine on Friday as Russia steps up its assault on the country more than three weeks after the invasion began. No one was reported killed, but the missiles destroyed an aircraft maintenance facility, Andiy Sadoby, the mayor of the city, stated, according to Reuters. For a video detailing images of the attacks in Lviv, Kyiv, and Mariupol, click here.

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March 16th, 2022

  • Department of Defense: President Biden signed an order to transfer $800 million worth of equipment to help the people of Ukraine against the Russian invasion. The transfer includes 800 Stinger anti-aircraft systems, 2,000 Javelins, 1,000 anti-armor weapons, and 6,000 At-4 anti-armor systems. The package also includes 100 tactical unmanned aerial systems known as Switchblades. Lastly, the transfer will provide hundreds of small arms, ammunition, and armor sets for soldiers. 

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March 14th, 2022

  • US intelligence officials have identified that Russian ballistic missile fires have been utilizing decoys to disrupt attempts to jam or intercept missile strikes. The decoys are deployed from the 9K720 Iskander-M’s solid-fuel 9M723 ballistic missile and have been reported to carry up to six of these decoys in small tubes at the base of the missile body. According to the US officials, the decoys possess the ability to use two kinds of countermeasures to missile defense: a jammer that disrupts radar frequency and a strong heat source to spoof infrared-guided interceptors.  

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  • BBC: At least 35 people died in the strike on the Yavoriv training base, near a major crossing point into Poland used by refugees from the conflict. Russia fired around 30 cruise missiles at the base, outside the city of Lviv, early Sunday, the local governor said. Hours after the attack, ambulances were still rushing to the scene. Roads leading to the facility were blocked with checkpoints and authorities were conducting search-and-rescue operations. Russian jets fired around 30 cruise missiles at the site, also known as the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, authorities in Lviv said. Most, though, were intercepted by the air defense system.

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March 13th, 2022

  • The Guardian: Russia drew warnings from Nato on Sunday after it escalated its war in Ukraine with strikes on a major military base close to the alliance’s border, killing at least 35 people and injuring 134 more, while a US journalist was killed by Russian forces in a town outside Kyiv. The airstrikes on the Yavoriv base in the far-west of Ukraine came hours after the Kremlin, which said western military equipment destined for Ukrainian forces was being stored at the facility, had described western supply lines into Ukraine as “legitimate targets”. A Russian military spokesperson claimed that up to 180 “foreign mercenaries and a large consignment of foreign weapons” were destroyed in the attack.

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March 12th, 2022

The Drive: With Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine going far from as was expected, statements made today by Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergey Ryabkov, have officially put the U.S. and its allies on notice that any weapons shipments into Ukraine will be viewed as legitimate targets and potentially attacked as such. “We warned the United States that the orchestrated pumping of weapons from a number of countries is not just a dangerous move, it is a move that turns these convoys into legitimate targets,” Ryabkov told state television. He went on, warning “about the consequences of the thoughtless transfer to Ukraine of weapons like man-portable air defense systems, anti-tank missile systems, and so on.” So far, arms shipments into Ukraine have gone on without much interference. It is understood that they occur almost exclusively over land, but it appears Ukrainian airlifters have been involved, as well, at least earlier in the war. U.S. officials and President Zelensky had commented in the past that these supply lines have remained open, which have been a critical lifeline for Ukraine’s defense. In recent days, shipments have sped up, with the U.S., in particular, pushing as much materiel into the country as it can, likely out of concern that Russia could soon move to more actively interdict the shipments.

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March 11th, 2022

  • The Guardian: Russia-Ukraine war latest news: Ukraine at ‘strategic turning point’, claims Zelenskiy, as Russian airstrikes hit three cities. Speaking outdoors in a street with a Ukrainian flag in the background, the Ukrainian leader said: “It is impossible to say how many days we still have to free Ukrainian land. But we can say we will do it. For we have already reached a strategic turning point. We are already moving towards our goal, our victory.” He added: “Ukrainians are proud people who always defend their land, and will not give the occupier a single piece of this land.”

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  • Congress passes billions in aid money to Ukraine. Congress passed $13.6 billion in humanitarian aid money for Ukraine and allies as part of a larger spending package that received bipartisan support in the Senate on Thursday.

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  • Russia hits Ukraine’s central city Dnipro with missile strikes. Three Russian airstrikes early Friday in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro killed at least one person and hit near a kindergarten building and an apartment complex. Ukraine warned last weekend that Russian forces were starting to encircle Dnipro, which has a population of about one million people, Reuters reported. The city is a major industrial hub and Ukraine’s fourth-largest city.

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March 10th, 2022

  • BBC News: The first round of talks between the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine has failed to yield progress on a ceasefire, Ukraine says. Speaking after the meeting in Turkey, Dmytro Kuleba said that the demands his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov had made amounted to a surrender. Mr. Lavrov meanwhile said his country’s military operation was going to plan. The talks come after Russia bombed a children’s hospital, which Ukraine said was a “war crime”. Officials say three people including a child died in the attack in the south-eastern city of Mariupol. Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine two weeks ago and more than 2.3 million people have since fled the country.

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March 9th, 2022

  • Stars and Stripes: Two U.S. Patriot missile batteries have been dispatched to Poland, U.S. European Command said Wednesday, bolstering defenses in a country where thousands of additional U.S. troops have deployed since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine two weeks ago. “This defensive deployment is being conducted proactively to counter any potential threat to U.S. and Allied forces and NATO territory,” Capt. Christina Judd, a EUCOM spokeswoman, said in a statement. EUCOM’s Gen. Tod Wolters directed the Patriot batteries from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, headquartered at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, to an operational site in Poland. It wasn’t immediately clear where in Poland the batteries were being sent.

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  • CNBC: Ukraine says Russia bombed children’s hospital; Chornobyl nuclear plant disconnected from the grid.

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March 8th, 2022

  • Politico: Russia has sent nearly 100 percent of the forces it pre-staged outside Ukraine into the country and has launched more than 625 missiles since the start of the invasion (senior U.S. defense official). “The enemy is demoralized and exhausted. His plans for a blitzkrieg, a change of government and Ukraine’s foreign policy have been thwarted.” (Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces). Russia is probably attacking Ukraine’s communications infrastructure to reduce citizens’ access to reliable news and information (U.K. Ministry of Defense)

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  • US News: Russian President Vladimir Putin has now committed nearly all the forces he had amassed on the borders of Ukraine in the lead-up to Russia’s invasion, but a lack of advance on the ground in recent days has led to an increased bombardment of several Ukrainian cities from the air. Beyond southern areas of Ukraine, the Russian troops have not made “a lot of progress, at least over the course of the last couple of days,” a senior U.S. defense official told reporters on background Monday. Even so, Russia has now launched more than 625 missiles at Ukraine – with cities such as Kharkiv and the capital of Kyiv getting hit especially hard, according to the Pentagon. “It appears as though the Russians are increasing their use of long-range fires to supplement or to make up for the lack of ground movements that they have had and the lack of air superiority that they don’t enjoy,” the official added, noting that the air space above Ukraine is still contested.

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  • The Guardian: As of the 12th day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the UN confirmed in a statement on Monday it had recorded 406 civilian deaths and 801 injuries as a result of the conflict. On Sunday, hundreds of civilians had gathered near a bridge in Irpin while attempting to flee the town. It is believed that eight people were killed during Russian shelling, the mayor of Irpin, Oleksandr Markushyn, said on Sunday. In a statement made on Telegram, Markushyn wrote: “A family died in front of my eyes. Two small children and two adults died.”

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March 7th, 2022

  • Associated Press: The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine deepened Monday as Russian forces intensified their shelling and food, water, heat and medicine grew increasingly scarce, in what the country condemned as a medieval-style siege by Moscow to batter it into submission. A third round of talks between the two sides ended with a top Ukrainian official saying there had been minor, unspecified progress toward establishing safe corridors that would allow civilians to escape the fighting. Russia’s chief negotiator said he expects those corridors to start operating Tuesday. But that remained to be seen, given the failure of previous attempts to lead civilians to safety amid the biggest ground war in Europe since World War II.

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March 6th, 2022

  • The Week: Since the start of its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Russia has fired 600 missiles, a senior U.S. defense official told CNN on Sunday. About 95 percent of Russia’s amassed combat power is now inside Ukraine, the official said, with Russian troops fighting Ukrainian forces in Kherson and Mykolaiv and attempting to encircle Kyiv, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, and Mariupol. At this time, the official added, it’s believed that “the Ukrainian people in most parts of the country still have means of communication, access to internet and the media.” The official also told CNN the skies above Kyiv are contested and there are no indications that an amphibious assault near Odessa is imminent. When asked about claims that Russian forces are firing on protesters in Kyiv, the official said they could not corroborate the reports.

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  • Fox News: At least eight Russian missiles struck the city of Vinnytsia, Ukrainian officials said Sunday, again calling for Western forces to close the skies over Ukraine on the 11th day of war. In a video message, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the “brutal, cynical missile strike has completely destroyed the airport” in Vinnytsia, a large city in west-central Ukraine located far from the front line. He described the city as “peaceful” and as having “never posed a threat to Russia in any way.”

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  • Politico: Russian forces intensified shelling of cities in Ukraine’s center, north and south, a Ukrainian official said, as a second attempt to evacuate besieged civilians collapsed. With the Ukrainian leader urging his people to take to the streets to fight, Russian President Vladimir Putin shifted blame for the invasion, saying Moscow’s attacks could be halted “only if Kyiv ceases hostilities.” The outskirts of Kyiv, Chernihiv in the north, Mykolaiv in the south, and Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, faced stepped-up shelling late Sunday, presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovich said. Heavy artillery hit residential areas in Kharkiv and shelling damaged a television tower, according to local officials. The attacks dashed hopes that more people could escape the fighting in Ukraine, where Russia’s plan to quickly overrun the country has been stymied by fierce resistance. Russia has made significant advances in southern Ukraine and along the coast, but many of its efforts have become stalled, including an immense military convoy that has been almost motionless for days north of Kyiv.

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March 5th, 2022

  • The White House: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke this evening with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. President Biden highlighted the ongoing actions undertaken by the United States, its Allies and partners, and private industry to raise the costs on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine. In particular, he welcomed the decision this evening by Visa and Mastercard to suspend service in Russia. President Biden noted his administration is surging security, humanitarian, and economic assistance to Ukraine and is working closely with Congress to secure additional funding. President Biden reiterated his concern about the recent Russian attack on a Ukrainian nuclear power plant, and he commended the skill and bravery of the Ukrainian operators who have kept the reactors in safe condition. The leaders also discussed the recent talks between Russia and Ukraine.

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March 4th, 2022

  • AP News: Last night, Ukrainian officials announced that Russian forces took control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after shelling started a fire that alarmed nuclear watchdogs. Concern of a nuclear disaster faded after the fire was able to be put out early Friday morning. Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and according to President Zelensky, damage to the reactors is, “the end for everyone, the end for Europe.” Rafeal Grossi, director general of the IAEA announced that buildings next to the power plants’ six reactors were struck by shelling and there has been no release of radioactive material. 

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March 3rd, 2022

  • Financial Times: Russia’s strategy has shifted in recent days as to further escalate the use of devastating missile and artillery barrages. With this the level of civilian casualties has risen drastically. Along with missiles strikes Kyiv and Kharkiv on Wednesday, missiles were used to strike targets in the town of Zhytomyr, a town that hosts a Ukrainian air base west of Kyiv. Russian BM-21 Grad rockets, which have been used in bombardments of residential areas of Kharkiv, have been spotted in the convoy transitioning to Kyiv. Additionally, it has been reported that Russia has deployed launcher systems for thermobaric bombs that are designed to pull in large amounts of oxygen to create particularly intense explosions. 

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  • Reuters: The German economic ministry has approved supplying 2,700 Strela anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine. According to the German news agency, DPA, the Strelas are ready to be transported but are waiting for a final approval from the Federal Security Council. This shipment of Strelas would add to the 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger MANPADS that Germany announced it would ship on Saturday. 

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  • Financial Times: According to the UN refugee agency, the number of refugees fleeing war torn Ukraine has doubled in the last week, hitting over 1 million. More than half of the refugees have entered Poland, Hungary, and Moldova, 

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March 2nd, 2022

  • NPR: For the first time since the beginning of the invasion, the Russian Defense Ministry stated casualties in Ukraine include 498 Russian troops along with 1,597 that have been injured. The spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry also announced that 2,870 Ukrainian troops have been killed, 3,700 injured and 572 captured. All numbers remain unverified as Ukrainian estimates have far exceeded the newly released Russian numbers. 

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  • New York Times: In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, airstrikes and shelling have continued to pummel critical infrastructure and civilian areas as Kharkiv officials have announced at least 20 have been killed and 125 have been injured since Saturday. Two missile strikes landed directly in front of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration building, killing at least 7 and injuring 24. Around 8 am local time, a missile strike damaged a Kharkiv National University building, the police headquarters and the office of the National Security Service on Wednesday. Artillery shelling and airstrikes have also hit at least 5 other residential and commercial areas of Kharkiv. 

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  • CNN: The Swedish Air Force carried out an emergency operation using its Jas 39 Gripen fighter aircraft on Wednesday after two Russian Su-27s and two Russian Su-24s violated Swedish airspace. Sweden banned Russian aviation over its territory on Monday, February 28th. 

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  • New York Times: On Wednesday, Kherson became the first major city to fall under full control of Russian forces. Kherson, which lies just north of Crimea, was first attacked by Russian troops on Friday where they met heavy resistance from Ukrainian defenders. Ukrainian troops are now retreating from the Black Sea port of Kherson to another port city in Odessa. Additionally, about 260 miles east of Kherson, Russian troops have encircled the port city of Mariupol and are engaged in bombarding the critical infrastructure and civilian targets, according to the Institute for the Study of War.

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  • CNN: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced the US has canceled a planned test of the Minute Man III intercontinental ballistic missile. Pentagon spokesperson, John Kirby said during a briefing that the US military is postponing its Minute Man III test to demonstrate that the US is a “responsible nuclear power” and does not want take any action that could be “misunderstood or misconstrued” during the heightened tensions with Russia.

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March 1st, 2022

  • New York Times: Kyiv’s main radio and TV tower was hit by an explosive projectile. At least two other explosions occurred shortly after in the nearby area. The identity of the projectile has not been reported. The lattice of the tower remains intact despite damages to the communications hardware which has resulted in temporary blockage of television channels. 

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  • BBC: Images analyzed from the McKenzie Intelligence Services have revealed that the reported 40 mile long convoy of Russian armored vehicles is actually a series of logistical packets strung out along roadways that are linking up Russian units on the northern outskirts of Kyiv. The image analysis also revealed the convoy, which mainly consists of logistical vehicles alongside tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, appeared to be hampered by disabled or broken vehicles. 

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  • AP News: A 40-mile convoy of hundreds of Russian tanks and other vehicles are advancing on Kyiv at the same time forces are pressing near the strategic ports of Mariupol and Odessa. In Kharkiv, Human Rights Watch said it documented the use of a Russia cluster bomb outside a hospital in the recent days. The Kremlin has denied using such weapons and no independent sources have confirmed the reports as of now. 

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  • New York Times: At least 449,000 refugees have reportedly fled Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion. A majority of refugees, 281,000 of them, have crossed the western border into Poland, while others have entered Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and other European nations. Another 129,000 have been displaced from Eastern Ukraine into Russian territory since February 18th. Ukraine enacted marital law at the start of the conflict which requires men ages 18 to 60 to remain in Ukraine. 

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  • Reuters: Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, came under heavy rocket barrages on the sixth day since the beginning of the Russian invasion. Rocket strikes reportedly killed at least 10 people and injured 35, as similar strikes killed and wounded dozens the previous day.
    • President Zelensky claimed the artillery and rocket barrages on Kharkiv amounted to state terrorism. Russian armored columns north fo Kyiv have failed to take the capital city, and have not gained control of a single major Ukrainian city throughout the 6 days of the invasion.

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February 28th, 2022

  • Politico: Per a senior US defense official, Russia has launched at least 380 missiles into Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion. A Ukrainian military chief has cited that as of February 28th, Russia has launched 113 Iskander and Kalibr missiles during the invasion. So far, estimates predict that Russia has committed 75% of its amassed troops to the invasion force.

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  • The Moscow Times: The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed on Monday that it had established “total air superiority” over Ukraine. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said they have destroyed the following Ukrainian systems in the past 24 hours:
    • 8 Buk M-1 air defense systems
    • 1 S-300 missile system
    • 3 radars
    • 5 aircraft 
  • Monday marks the fifth day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Since the beginning of the operation Russia’s defense ministry has claimed to have hit 1,114 Ukrainian military infrastructure facilities, that include:
    • 31 command posts and communications centers
    • 314 tanks and other armored vehicles
    • 57 multiple launch rocket systems
    • 121 field artillery pieces and mortars

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February 27th, 2022

  • USA Today: The United States approved the delivery of anti-aircraft Stinger missiles to Ukraine on Sunday. The exact logistics and timing of the delivery is not known. The decision comes shortly after Germany announced it would send 500 Stinger missiles along with other weapons to Ukraine. Estonia has been providing Ukraine with Stingers with US permission, since early January. 

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  • CBS News: President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian nuclear deterrent forces to be put on alert on Sunday. The move is intended to a prepare and increase readiness to launch nuclear weapons. 

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February 26th, 2022

  • New York Times: A residential apartment building in southwestern Kyiv was struck with a cruise missile on Saturday morning. Immediate reports cited at least a dozen people injured due to the blast.

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  • AP News: Two Russian Ilyushin Il-76 military transport planes were shot down over the span of Friday and Saturday. One was downed near Bila Tserkva, 50 miles south of Kyiv, and the other near Vasylkiv, 25 miles south of Kyiv. Both were claimed to be carrying Russian paratroopers when shot down. 

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February 25th, 2022

  • New York Times: As of Friday, heavy shelling, airstrikes and missile strikes have hit at least 25 targeted cities, airports and military installations across Ukraine. Some notable cities target by shelling include Kyiv, Lutsk, Kharkiv, Odessa, Kherson, and Mariupol. 

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  • Jeff Seldin/VOA News: Russian Major General Igor Konashenkov states in a video that forces has disabled 19 Ukrainian S-300 and Osa SA-8 Gecko anti-aircraft missile systems, along with 39 radar stations

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  • New York Times: Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky has reported that 137 Ukrainian soldiers and civilians have been killed since the invasion began on Thursday. The United Nations has reported a lower casualty count but has noted that any numbers are likely underestimates of the actual figures.

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  • CNN: According to a US defense official, the US has observed at least 200 total missile launches since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The official added that the barrage was a mix of ballistic and cruise missiles, primarily launched from terrestrial systems and aircraft.

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  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: As of 3:00 pm local time, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense have claimed that the invading forces have suffered the following losses:
    • Up to 80 tanks
    • 516 various types of armored combat vehicles 
    • 10 Aircraft
    • 7 Helicopters

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  • New York Times: Missile strikes beginning early Friday morning continued through the morning on the capital city of Kyiv. According to the mayor of Kyiv, debris struck a residential building injuring at least three people. 

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February 24th, 2022

  • The Drive: The military operation that began at 5:00 AM local time this morning involved an initial wave of standoff missile attacks launched from land, sea, and air. The Drive has identified the use of the following land-attack cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, as well as other air-launched standoff missiles:
    • 3M14 Kalibr
    • 9K720 Iskander-M short-range ballistic missiles
    • 9M723 Iskander-M ballsitic missiles
    • 9M728 Iskander-K cruise missile
    • Tochka/SS-21 Scarab mobile short-range ballistic missile
    • Kh-31P supersonic anti-radiation missile

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  • Amanda Macias/CNBC News: A senior Defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says that the Pentagon now believes Russian forces have lobbed more than 160 missiles into Ukraine.

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  • Reuters: Regional authorities of Ukraine’s southern Odessa region said on Thursday that 18 people were killed in a missile attack
    • At least six people were killed in Ukraine’s town of Brovary, located near the capital of Kyiv, authorities from the town said. 

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  • CBS News: Ukrainian officials announced the country’s military was fighting to repel a “full-scale invasion” by Russia on at least three fronts. Shelling began early Thursday morning after Putin declared a “special military operation” focused on the “demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine.
    • U.S. officials have stated that the initial Russian barrage included over 100 missiles from both land and sea against targets at around 4:30 am local time. The barrage include short- and medium- range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and surface-to-air missiles.
    • In addition, at least 75 fixed-wing Russian bombers were utilized to target military depots and Ukrainian air defense and air defense systems.

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  • New York Times: In addition to the more than 100 medium- and short-range ballistic missiles, Russia has used sea-launched missiles from warships in the Black Sea.
    • Notable locations that have been targeted by Russian missiles and airstrikes include: Mariupol, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Kherson, Odessa, Dnipro, as well as at least 10 airports and airfields across the country.   

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February 22th, 2022

  • Military Times: US attack helos, F-35w and infantry heading to Baltics amid Ukraine invasion
    • Joining the 6,000 troops already activated in Germany, Poland and Hungary, the Defense Department announced Tuesday that a spate of combat aircraft and infantry troops will head to the Baltics and Poland .
    • Notable air defense movements include up to eight F-35 strike fighters from Germany to the Baltics, as well as an unspecified location on NATO’s southeastern flank.

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February 19th, 2022 

  • CNN: Russia conducted nuclear and conventional weapons drills with Belarus over the 19th and 20th of February. According to Putin’s press office, ballistic and cruise missile exercises included:
    • Kinzhal hypersonic missiles
    • Kalibr cruise missiles and Zirkon hypersonic missiles launched from ships and submarines 
    • Iskander land-based cruise missiles
    • Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles
    • Air-launhced cruise missiles from Tu-95m strategic bombers
    • Sineva ballistic missiles launched from submarine Karelia 

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