Search and rescue operation under the rubble Russian missile strike on Saturday In an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro that has been completed, the authorities said. The head of the military administration for the Dnipropetrovsk region said the death toll now stands at 45, including a child. At least 19 people They are still missing Another 79 were wounded, according to local officials. temporary memorial to him appeared in Moscow To commemorate the victims of the Russian missile attack.
Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Oleksiy Aristovich tendered his resignation After a general outcry Comments made Which suggests that the Russian missile that hit the building in Dnipro was shot down by Ukraine. The Ukrainian Air Force said the apartment complex was hit by a Russian Kh-22 missile, which Kyiv does not have the equipment to shoot down.
Russia has announced that it will make “significant changes” to its armed forces from 2023 to 26, Promising to change its military structure after months of setbacks on the battlefield in Ukraine. In addition to administrative changes, the Department of Defense said it would Enhance combat capabilities From the naval, air and strategic missile forces. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the changes were necessary because of the “proxy war” the West is waging in Ukraine.
More than 9,000 civilians, including 453 children, have been killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion last February according to Ukraine. Andriy Yermak, Chief of Staff of the President of Ukraine, He said at the World Economic Forum In the Swiss resort of Davos, “we will not forgive anyone [act of] torture or life. Every criminal will be held accountable.”
Ukraine’s top general, Valeriy Zalogny, spoke to his American counterpart, General Mark Milley, face-to-face near the Ukraine-Poland border for the first time. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met for a few hours With Zaluzhnyi in an undisclosed location in southeastern Poland on Tuesday. The couple have spoken frequently over the past year but have never met.
Ukraine urged world leaders to step up efforts to withdraw Vladimir Putin’s forces from its territory as its war with Russia dominated the first full day of war. The global elite gathered in Davos. With war clouding the outlook for the global economy in 2023, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Sveridenko Urge allies to step up Supplies of military equipment so Russia can be defeated more quickly. Ukraine’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, Use a private address To ask the attendees of the World Economic Forum to use their influence to end Russian aggression.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday chose the little-known Boris Pistorius as Germany’s new defense minister. Assigning him to direct the armed forces during an era of serious change. The appointment follows the resignation of Christine Lambrecht at a critical time for the ministry, as Germany is under intense pressure to send battle tanks to Ukraine.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told Joe Biden that the Netherlands would offer Patriot missiles to Ukraine. The Netherlands will join the United States and Germany in sending the Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine, Rutte said to Biden in the White House. Biden thanked Rutte for being “very strong” in her support of Ukraine.
The UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, justified Supply of Challenger tanks to ukraine, saying that it was designed to end the war quickly and there was a moral imperative to end the war soon because of the casualties and the cost. his statements It appears designed to encourage the United States to increase its arms supplies.
Finland is ready to support Ukraine for “as long as needed”its prime minister, Sana Marin said. I think the one message we need to send is that we will support Ukraine for as long as needed. “A year, two years, five years, 10 years, 15 years,” Marin said in Davos.
Britain’s defense secretary, Ben Wallace, will join his counterparts from Poland and the Baltics in Estonia for a last-ditch effort pressure on Germany To allow Leopard 2 tanks to be sent to Ukraine this week. The purpose of the defense sources said The meeting is on Thursday It would have been “encouraging the Germans” if Berlin had not made any decision before that.
The European Union executive confirmed that it will release 3 billion euros in emergency aid to Ukraine, The first slide of 18 billion euros It aims to help run essential public services during the winter season. The money will pay public sector wages, pensions, and keep schools and hospitals running, European Commission President, Ursula von der LeyenHe said in Davos.
A former commander with the Russian mercenaries Wagner Group last week Applying for asylum in Norway He spoke of “fearing for his life.” Andrey Medvedev, 26, said V.I Interview last month with the Guardian In Ukraine, he witnessed the summary killing of Wagner fighters whom their commanders accused of disobeying orders.
The President of Serbia has called on Russia to stop recruiting Serbs to fight alongside the Wagner Group in Ukraine. Aleksandar Vucic criticized Russian websites and social media groups for publishing advertisements in Serbian calling for volunteers to join its ranks. he He denied the reports The Wagner Group had a presence in Serbia, where pro-Kremlin and ultranationalist organizations supported the invasion of Ukraine.