LIVE. War in Ukraine: Vladimir Putin is confident that the operation went “exactly as planned”
“The time is right for Ukraine to take the lead”
“Now is the time to step up and move faster and faster” in providing Ukraine with the support it needs, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said in a column in British tabloid The Sun. “Today the Russian army is on the defensive. Morals are pathetic. The losses are enormous. A large number of vehicles and equipment were destroyed.
Troops lack precision weapons”, wrote the minister, asserting that “it is high time for Ukraine to take advantage”.
Interview on asphalt
“I hope that our fighters will still please us more than once with their military results,” Putin also said in the interview. The President of Russia is being interrogated on the runway at the airport, near the presidential plane. He was answering a journalist from the Rossia-1 channel who asked him about “the news coming from Soledar”, which the Russian army said on Friday it had conquered.
The dynamics of the Russian offensive are “positive”, according to Vladimir Putin
In an interview this Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he found “positive dynamics” in his country’s military operations in Ukraine and Donbass. The Russian leader added that the operation went “exactly as planned” during an interview with the Rossiya-1 television channel.
Catherine Colonna reaffirmed French support for Ukraine
Many voices around the world condemn the bombing of buildings on the Dnipro. Catherine Colonna, Minister for Foreign Affairs stressed: “In the face of this crime, we will continue our support for as long as necessary.”
Bombed residential area in Kherson
According to the head of the regional military administration, Yaroslav Yanushevych, two people were injured and emergency services were on the scene.
Leader Wagner credits his troops in competition with the Russian military
“Independent” and subject to “severe discipline”: the leader of the paramilitary group Wagner has praised the effectiveness of his forces in Ukraine, where they often compete with the regular Russian army. Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed that his men were highly experienced and “accomplished all their objectives independently” because they had their own planes, artillery and armored vehicles.
An outing that emerged as a fresh veiled criticism of Russia’s military high command, which has been accused, even by some of Vladimir Putin’s supporters, of a lack of coordination and distance from the reality on the ground. Read our article
German Leopard tanks for Ukraine are not ready until 2024
German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall cannot supply Ukraine with its Leopard 2 tanks until 2024 at the earliest, when it can resume repairs on them, if the government in Berlin decides to ship them to kyiv warned group bosses in the Bild column.
The German government announced in early January that it would supply Ukraine with around 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles before the end of the first quarter to combat invading Russian forces, but has remained reluctant to deliver heavy tanks, even as Economy Minister Robert Habeck said last weekend. does not exclude” this option. The repair of the Leopard tanks owned by Rheinmetall will cost several hundred million euros and the group will not be able to start this work before the order is confirmed, the company boss said.
A child was killed in the Dnipro building bombing
According to a recent report made by Mykola Lukashuk, head of the Dnipropetrovsk region, “21 people died, including a child. 73 people were injured including 14 children. In addition, 38 people were rescued, including 6 children.
454 children were killed and 894 injured
According to the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office, 454 children have been killed since the start of the conflict and 894 injured. The figure that should have been under reality.
Increasing conscription in Russia from 27 to 30 years would increase the size of the Russian army by 30%.
According to British intelligence, Russia plans to raise the draft age from 27 to 30 in the spring. According to the head of the Duma, Kartapolov, this will allow a 30% increase in the number of Russian troops. Last year, President Putin said he supported the move.
Yachts confiscated from the Russian oligarchs can leave Croatia
The luxury yacht Irina VU, owned by the family of Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov and his wife Irina, which is on the list of ‘frozen’ assets due to EU, US and UK EU sanctions, was able to leave the Betina marina drydock on the Croatian island of Murter without any problems. The incident took place three months ago, but the competent authorities in Croatia only learned about the “theft” a few days ago. An investigation has been opened into how this 5 million euro ship was able to leave this port.
Russia reportedly canceled the prisoner swap at the last minute
According to Ukraine, Russia abandoned plans to exchange prisoners of war on Saturday at the last minute. “Another round of prisoner exchanges is planned today with the Russian side. Russia and Ukraine have carried out numerous prisoner exchanges since January 8, with several hundred prisoners exchanged.
The cities of Kyiv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk were put on alert for air strikes.
Nikopol’s 60,000 residents lack water
After the bombing, around 60,000 residents are currently short of water.
18 killed and 73 injured according to the latest reports of the Dnipro building bombing
The death toll in yesterday’s Russian missile attack on an apartment building in the city of Dnipro has risen to 18 people. “Since this morning, 18 people have been killed by Russian missiles in their homes on the Dnipro. 73 people were injured (more than 40 of them in hospital) and four people are in a serious condition in the intensive care unit,” said Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration, on Telegram. He said rescue operations were still ongoing and “the fate of more than 40 people remains unknown”. This attack destroyed 72 apartments and damaged more than 230. Firefighters are still extinguishing several sources of fire at the location.
The missile that hit the Dnipro building was of an old design
According to the authorities, the missile that hit the Dnipro building was a Kh-22 missile. This device is a long-range anti-ship missile designed in 1960. It flies fast and at high altitudes, it also has a powerful but highly inaccurate warhead.
Britain to send four Apache helicopters
According to British media, Britain will send four AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Ukraine armed with Hellfire missiles.
Energy production facilities affected
“Emergency cuts have been decided in most areas,” Ukraine’s Energy Minister German Galouchchenko announced late on Saturday. Russian strikes hit the country’s power generation facilities, including in the Kharkiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhia, Vinnytsia and Kyiv regions.
The Ukrenergo operator, for its part, said it was working to “eliminate the consequences” of the “twelfth massive missile attack on the energy sector in Ukraine”.
“The world must stop this evil”
“Is it possible to stop Russian terror? Yes it is possible. Can we do it other than on the battlefield in Ukraine? Unfortunately, no,” commented Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky last night.
“The world must stop this evil,” he pleaded.
Survivors from the rubble
Rescue teams work in the rubble of a bombed building. The head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration, Valentyn Reznichenko, reported early Sunday that they had so far managed to pull 38 survivors out of the rubble.
64 died on the Dnipro
The latest death toll in Dnipro, eastern Ukraine, shows at least 14 people killed, including a 15-year-old girl, and 64 others injured in the bombing of a nine-story building on Saturday, including several apartments reduced to smoking rubble. .
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