Emergency power cuts continue in the Odessa region
Work is underway at the damaged thermal power plant. This partly explains the drop in electricity production, according to the Ukrainian energy supplier.
German Chancellor Scholz wants to continue talking to Putin
Despite the announcement of the supply of Leopard tanks to Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to continue talks with Vladimir Putin. “I will speak with Putin again on the phone because it is important to talk to each other,” he said.
Ukraine celebrates Kruti Battle Heroes Remembrance Day
In December 1917, the government of Soviet Russia launched open aggression against the Ukrainian People’s Republic (UPR), which had just declared its independence. The Battle of Kruti took place on January 29, 1918, between Nizhyn and Bakhmach in the Chernihiv region, 130 kilometers northeast of Kyiv. Two days earlier, students from the University of Ukraine had arrived as reinforcements. Faced with the Russian onslaught, the Ukrainians were forced to retreat. But later, a group of 27 students returned to Kruti station to vandalize the tracks. Twenty-seven of these students were caught and shot. The youngest of the missing was 16 years old.
Ukraine has banned 182 companies from Russia and Belarus
To block Moscow and Minsk’s contact with his country, President Zelensky imposed new sanctions on companies and three individuals. “Their assets in Ukraine are blocked, their assets will be used to defend us,” Zelensky said in his final video address. According to the list published by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the sanctioned companies are mainly engaged in cargo transportation, vehicle rental and chemical production. The list includes fertilizer producers, Belarusian Railways or transport rental companies.
Regular Russian troops replace Wagner’s mercenaries around Bakhmut.
According to the American War Institute, Russian regular forces are replacing Bakhmut’s mercenaries. “The Wagner Group’s attack on Bakhmut culminated in their pressure on Soledar. The forces of Wagner’s group at Bakhmut had not made any significant gains since the capture of Soledar around 12 January. According to the ISW, conventional Russian units are now participating in the fighting at Bakhmut, so that Wagner’s army suffered heavy losses during the battle.
A military training program for students in Russia
In its latest daily update, the British Ministry of Defense returns to plans to incorporate military training into the Russian secondary school curriculum. According to intelligence, the plan will include training in the use of assault rifles and AK-series grenades, military drills and salutes, as well as the use of personal protective equipment.
New President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel plans to visit Ukraine
The newly elected President of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel, is planning to visit Ukraine. During his campaign, Petr Pavel claimed that the Czech Republic would remain pro-Western and maintain its strategic ties with the European Union and NATO, and would be in favor of Ukraine. President Pavel is scheduled to meet with President Zelensky during the day. The date of his visit to Ukraine has not been decided yet.
North Korea denies arms supply to Russia
North Korea has denied Washington’s claims that the Pyongyang regime was supplying weapons to Moscow. On January 20, White House Security Council spokesman John Kirby released US intelligence footage purportedly of Russian train cars from North Korea loaded with military equipment for the Wagner paramilitary group based in Ukraine. According to the official KCNA news agency, Kwon Jong-un, director general of the North Korean American Affairs Department, dismissed this “trumpeted rumor” and warned the United States that if they continue they will find themselves “really will be exposed to undesirable consequences”. to spread it.
“We are on the brink of World War III in Ukraine. And we need a peace deal now, ”says Donald Trump.
In a speech in South Carolina, former President of the United States Donald Trump, who launched his campaign for the 2024 presidential election, said: “We are on the verge of a third world war”. According to him, we must find “a peace settlement now”. In his speech he reiterated that this conflict would never happen to him. But also that he would only need 24 hours to find this peace settlement.
300 missiles and artillery shells on Wohldar city
Located about 40 kilometers southwest of Donetsk, the town of Wohldar has become a strategic point on the front line that the Russians are seeking to recapture. According to the spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Serhiy Cherevaty, more than 300 missiles and shells have been fired into the city in the past 24 hours.
Russian attack in Donbas kills 3, injures 14
At least three people were killed and fourteen wounded in a Russian attack in Konstantinivka on Saturday, according to local Ukrainian officials who initially reported six people were injured. “The Russians fired into a residential area, damaging four-storey buildings, a hotel, garages and vehicles,” said the Donetsk regional governor.
Moscow accuses Kyiv of bombing a hospital
The Russian military said in a press release yesterday that, on Saturday morning, “Ukrainian armed forces deliberately attacked the building of the local hospital with HIMERS rocket launchers in the area of Novoyedar in the Lugansk region”. He said that “14 patients and medical personnel died and 24 were injured” in the strike.
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