In a new attack on Ukraine, a Russian missile was fired at Shevchenko, located in Kharkov province. Two women died and four others were injuredincluding a ten-year-old girl, regional officials said.
Hans-Lothar Domröse, a former German military officer and former NATO general, analyzed the state of the war and calculated when it would end. “I expect a cease-fire (or cease-fire) by early summer Between June and August, When both parties realize that it no longer makes sense.”He told Ukrainian media. The announcement came just days before Vladimir Putin ordered the first “ceasefire” last December.
11.21 Dialogue on “peace formula” between Ukraine and Slovenia
President Volodimir Zelensky spoke with newly elected Slovenian President Nataša Pirc Musar about the peace formula and defense cooperation against Russia. “Thank you for supporting the European integration of Ukraine”He wrote on his Twitter account.
07.48 Russia warns that providing Western armor to Kiev will “prolong the suffering”.
The supply of armored infantry and other weapons to Ukraine, announced last week by several Western countries, will “perpetuate the suffering” of Ukrainians. And the Kremlin said on Monday that “they will not change” the balance of power on the ground. “Europe, NATO and the US have already spent billions of dollars on Ukraine and arms supplies”Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
“Fundamentally, such interpretations cannot and will not change anything (…) Such interpretations will only prolong the suffering of the Ukrainian people,” he added. last week, The United States announced new military aid to Ukraine valued at more than $3 billion, along with 50 Bradley armored infantry fighting vehicles and dozens of other armored vehicles.. Germany has indicated that it will supply Kiev with 40 “Morder” light armored vehicles designed to transport troops and a Patriot anti-aircraft defense battery.
France announced the delivery of AMX-10 RC light battle tanks but did not specify how many Since the Russian offensive in Ukraine began in February 2022, Western countries backing the former Soviet republic have provided financial and military support, particularly artillery. Ukrainian officials have requested heavy tanks that could be used in offensive phases, but their allies have so far refused them, fearing a possible escalation with Moscow.
04.06 Germany does not rule out arms shipments of the past
Germany did not rule out last-hour delivery tanques leopardHeavy combat vehicles Murders It was previously announced that it would support Ukrainian military forces in the future. The economy minister of the country has said this to the German radio station ART.
“Of course it cannot be ruled out.Robert Habeck said.
His comments came two days after Germany said it wanted to extradite him 40 Mortar infantry fighting vehicles For Ukraine by the end of March, a decision Habeck said would be a good decision and long overdue.
03.39 “Extremists”: Putin gives green light to ban publications and crackdown on “traitors”
Green light from government for now Vladimir PutinMany Russian politicians began to discuss punishment for Russians who resisted the war Ukraine And as the former Russian president said Dmitry Medvedev“They want their country to perish.”
Medvedev, quoted Guardian“In times of war”, he revealed that there are Special rules allow dealing with traitors. This announcement caused a lot of controversy in the international press.
“During times of war, such special rules have always existed”, Medvedev said on his Telegram channel. “And peaceful groups of impeccably sane people To implement the rules effectively”, he is not without adding a strong controversy.
Medvedev’s statement is part of the radicalization of the Russian government, which has become more radical in recent times. In fact, according to British media, Medvedev’s thoughts on “The Higher level thinking of the Kremlin elite”.
In this sense, another controversial action was known. The Russian government The banned maps emphasize the country’s official “territorial integrity”.As mentioned Reuters. Publications in question will be considered in this sense “Terrorist materialss”.
In particular, the Kremlin and its expansion Support for legislative amendment The state news agency said on Sunday that it would classify maps that question the country’s official “territorial integrity” as punishable terrorist material. Toss.
The new revision, TASS reports without citing sources, comes after its editors pointed out that some of the maps distributed in Russia question the “territorial relationship”. Crimean Peninsula Y Kuril Islands .
Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, a move rejected as illegal by Ukraine and many other countries. Since then, Ukrainians and their government have often objected to world maps showing Crimea as part of Russian territory.
Meanwhile, the Kuril Islands represent an old conflict between Moscow and Tokyo. Russia Y Japan Hostilities did not end formally World War II Because of their conflict over a group of islands Hokkaido is the northernmost island of Japan . The Soviet Union Russia captured these islands as they became known Kuriles And in Japan Northern Territories At the end of the war.
02.49 Cyber attacks: Ukraine investigates possible war crimes
Cyber officials of Ukraine RCollect digital resources So the International Criminal Court process them. A top Ukrainian cyber official said Some of the cyber attacks Russia has launched against Ukraine’s critical and civilian infrastructure may constitute war crimes.
Ukrainian authorities They are gathering evidence for cyber attacks relates to military attacks and shares information with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
02.15 Ukraine announces Russian shelling of Nikopol
Head of Military Administration NikopolYevhen Yevtushenko promised during the last day Russian forces shelled the Ukrainian city. as well as the community of Czerwonohryhorivska. He replied Independence of Kiev, The official added that there was a fire in the city, but it was not related to the Russian attack.
As reported Independence of Kiev, Provided by the German Federal Agency for Technical Assistance Electricity generators in Kherson Province, On January 8, regional governor Yaroslav Yanushevich said.
“The world is re-examining that these days Russia lies even when it attracts attention After Russia’s attacks, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses the situation on the front lines with his own statements, despite the Orthodox declaring a truce over Christmas.
“Any attempt by Russia to manipulate diplomacy and politics will never work. Only the strengthening of Ukraine, only the victories of Ukraine, only the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and the return of all our people from Russian captivity, are the only guarantees for the restoration of peace. Every day we are getting closer.” Zelensky revealed eleven months after the start of the war.
Although Russia confirmed the bombardment in the city of Kramatorsk and killed 600 soldiers, a Reuters witness pointed out that the blasts caused damage but did not destroy buildings and there were no obvious signs of casualties.
Agency reporters visited two university dormitories – Hostel 47 and 18 – where, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, Ukrainian soldiers were staying near the front line during the night attack. “The missiles do not appear to have been directly hit or seriously damaged. There were no obvious signs that soldiers had been there, and no traces of bodies or blood,” Reuters reported. “Actually, Shelter 28 remained intact.”
Ukraine is believed to have decided to deploy troops together after a Russian missile attack on a base in the country’s west killed dozens of people.
Despite Putin’s ceasefire for Orthodox Christmas, two Ukrainians were killed and nine wounded. “Despite a so-called ceasefire by the Russian aggressors on the last day, the enemy fired nine missiles and three airstrikes and 40 bombs,” Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said. Ukraine has questioned the cease-fire announced by Russia and sees it as a ploy to buy time so it can regroup its forces and strengthen its defenses.