LIVE. War in Ukraine: at least 5 killed and 27 injured in bombed residential building on Dnipro


Missile debris found in Moldova

Moldovan border guards found the missile debris near the village of Briceni in the north of the country, near the Ukrainian border.

This is the third time something like this has happened in Moldova since Russia began launching massive missile attacks on Ukraine on Oct. 10, according to the Interior Ministry. The latest incident occurred on December 5, reports The Kyiv Independent.


On the Dnipro, the death toll increased: at least five died

“There are already five dead, 27 injured and hospitalized, including six children,” Dnipro governor Valentin Reznitchenko said via Telegram. Maybe there are people under the rubble.


Two killed and 27 injured in a bombed building on the Dnipro

The balance has increased on the Dnipro. At least two people were killed and 27 others injured in a Russian attack on an apartment building, according to the region’s governor, cited by The Kyiv Independent.


Wounded in a building on the Dnipro

At least 10 people, including two children, were injured on Saturday in a Russian attack on a building in Dnipro, eastern Ukraine, the regional governor said, quoted by The Kyiv Independent. Three people are in critical condition.


An affected residential building in Kyiv

These photos released by the National Emergency Service of Ukraine show first responders working at a site hit by a Russian missile in Kyiv this morning. A residential building is particularly affected.


Sending British heavy tanks will only “escalate” the conflict, says Moscow

“Sending tanks will in no way hasten the end of military hostilities, but will only intensify them, causing more casualties,” the Russian Embassy in London said in a statement, adding that “it is impossible for these tanks to help the Ukrainian army to” change the situation. on the battlefield”.


Russian attacks hit strategic infrastructure in Kharkiv and Lviv

Today’s Russian strikes targeted Ukraine’s strategic energy infrastructure in Kharkiv (northeast) and Lviv (west), Ukrainian officials announced.

“An emergency power outage has been implemented” after two attacks on infrastructure, said the governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleg Sinegoubov. In Lviv, authorities warned of disruptions to water and electricity supplies.


In Soledar, “Ukraine held their ground”, according to one rescuer

Near Soledar, AFP journalists saw rescue teams treating injured Ukrainians being evacuated from the front line.

“The situation is difficult, but the Ukrainians are holding their ground,” assured Vadim, a first responder, who helped evacuate a soldier with a leg injury.

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Turkey is currently refusing to ratify Sweden’s membership in NATO

According to the authorities in Turkey, the country is “not in a position” to ratify Sweden’s accession to NATO. Ankara on Thursday condemned a video montage produced by a group close to Sweden’s Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which shows President Erdogan being hanged and referred to as a “dictator”.

The Swedish ambassador in Ankara has been summoned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The new incident comes at a time when Turkey has been blocking Sweden’s — as well as Finland’s — entry into NATO since May, accusing it of harboring members of the PKK and organizations allied to it on its, which it considers to be terrorists.


Many explosions were heard in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskyi, Ternopil, Dnipropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk or even Vinnytsia regions.


Explosions sounded in Odessa


Turkey wants a local ceasefire

According to an aide to President Erdogan, the first goal is to get a local ceasefire. According to Ibrahim Kalin, neither Russia nor Ukraine “are in a position to win militarily”, he explained.


Zelensky at the UN General Assembly?

According to the Associated Press, Ukrainian President Zelensky intends to personally attend the UN General Assembly meeting scheduled for February 23, nearly a year after Russia’s attack on his country.


New air raid warnings issued in most countries


In Moldova, a lion was seen on the banks of the Dniester

In Moldova, in the southwest of the country, a young lion was found walking with its owner in the forest. It turned out that the lion from the Odessa zoo had been given to the man for helping Ukrainian refugees, according to the Truth Europe website. Video with young predator published by portal.


Power outage in eleven areas

Power outages were introduced in 11 regions of Ukraine for exceeding the limits on electricity consumption. Ukrainian public energy company Ukrenergo just announced it on Telegram. “Until 12 noon on January 14, electricity consumption was lower than yesterday due to heating and holidays. However, there was a shortage of electricity in the electrical system in the morning and evening.”


Will Russian gas return to Europe?

That prospect currently seems remote, but Qatar’s energy minister believes it is. “Russian gas will return, I think, to Europe”, even if there is now a “much greater diversity” of sources of supply, said Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, also head of QatarEnergy, the national flag of the gas-rich emirate of the Gulf. “The Europeans said today that it is impossible” but “things are improving over time”, the official added during an energy forum hosted in Abu Dhabi.


Battle of Soledar

While Russia claimed control of this small town in Donbass on Friday night, it will always be “under the control” of Ukraine, a Ukrainian official said this afternoon. “Soledar is under the control of the Ukrainian authorities, our troops have control over it,” said the governor of the Donetsk region Pavlo Kyrylenko, adding that this area and the nearby town of Bakhmout were the “hottest” spots of the forehead.


President Zelensky thanked Britain

Following the UK’s decision to send tanks to Kyiv, President Zelenky hailed the UK’s “continued strong support. “I thank Rishi Sunak for a decision that will not only strengthen us on the battlefield but also give the right signal to other partners,” he tweeted.


78,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid materials were sent to Ukraine by the European Union

Since the start of the conflict, 78,000 tons of equipment have been delivered to Ukraine by the EU through the Civil Protection Mechanism.


Traffic on the Crimean Bridge was restored

The Crimea Bridge, a symbol of the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of the same name, was partially demolished in October. According to the Tass Agency, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation announced that the circulation of cars and buses has now been restored.


Some areas are alert

According to Ukrainian authorities, 17 Russian aircraft are currently flying over the country.


18 houses were damaged during the bombing in Kyiv

According to military authorities, 18 houses were damaged in this morning’s attack in Kyiv. In addition, the fires that occurred after the bombing of “critical” infrastructure were controlled.


Explosions heard in Kyiv

Some areas have just been alerted for airstrikes. In Kyiv, warnings sounded followed by bombings in the Dniprovskyi district. Authorities have asked residents to seek shelter. According to the first confirmation, a missile fell in this non-residential area without causing any casualties.


The IAEA will strengthen its presence at five nuclear power plants

The IAEA is preparing to strengthen its presence at five nuclear power plants including Chernobyl to help prevent nuclear accidents. Agency head Rafael Grossi will travel to Ukraine next week to launch the operation, the agency added in a statement. Currently, only the Russian-controlled Zaporizhia plant, which is near the front lines, has a permanent IAEA presence.


Russian inspections delay departure of ships laden with grain, US says

According to US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Russia’s blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports and the intentional delay of ship inspections delayed grain shipments around the world. According to him, Russia deliberately delayed ship inspections to slow grain shipments in an effort to discredit the Black Sea Grain Initiative. Dozens of ships waiting to depart. And dozens more are awaiting inspection before they can take their load of grain out into the world. He asked the United Nations to put pressure on Russia to speed up these inspections.


England to send tanks

According to The Independent, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has agreed to send a squadron of tanks to Ukraine. Four tanks will soon be delivered to Eastern Europe. Eight armored vehicles will be delivered later.


More than 300,000 generators were delivered to Ukraine in December

More than 300,000 generators of various capacities were delivered to Ukraine in December 2023 to keep the country running despite Russian attacks on energy infrastructure, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the presidential office, reported on Telegram. In addition, Elon Musk’s 8,000 SpaceX Starlink terminals for internet connection also arrived in December. According to Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine has received around 22,000 Starlink antennas since the start of the conflict.


Who is Valery Gerasimov, the new commander of the Russian offensive?

General Valéri Guerassimov, hybrid war singer and number two in the military hierarchy, replaced Sergei Surovikin as leader of the Russian offensive in Ukraine. A choice that says a lot about the Kremlin’s new intentions.


Fire in infrastructure near kyiv

Around 6 a.m., explosions were heard in the Kyiv region, Kyiv military chief Oleksii Kuleba said on Telegram. “One of the critical infrastructure objects caught fire. Relevant services are working on the scene,” Kuleba explained, adding that this explosion was not related to any military action.


A violent explosion was reported in Melitopol

Loud explosions were heard in Russian-occupied Melitopol in the Zaporizhia region in southeastern Ukraine, according to Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov.

Other explosions were heard in Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk region or in Berdiansk and Kharkiv with four missiles falling on these cities. However, there have been no casualties for all of these attacks.


Soledar, a week of confusion surrounding a deadly battle

For a week, the situation was highly confused in this region of Donbass, which the Ukrainian army and Wagner’s militia fought over for Moscow.


Russia claims to have captured Soledar, Kyiv Denies

Russia claimed on Friday that it had taken control of Soledar after heavy fighting, an announcement that Kyiv denied that fighting was continuing in this small town in eastern Ukraine.

“The battle for Soledar continues,” the Ukrainian general staff said in its evening report without further details.


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