LIVE. War in Ukraine: Russia promises to “burn” Western tanks sent to Ukraine
Financial agreement with EU
The Prime Minister of Ukraine announced that a memorandum of understanding to provide 18 billion euros of macro-financial assistance had been signed between Ukraine and the European Union. “We expect to receive a tranche of €3 billion this week,” he said.
Germany’s defense minister is paying for Ukraine’s mistakes
German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has just tendered her resignation to Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The results, in particular, of some of the mistakes in the war in Ukraine. He had already drawn criticism from Kyiv by announcing the delivery of 5,000 helmets, when Volodymyr Zelensky’s regime requested heavy weapons. Recently, in her video greetings, she explained that the war had allowed her to meet “a lot of interesting and amazing people”.
Russia’s New Threat
Russia promised to “burn” Western tanks delivered to Ukraine, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. He added that Moscow opposed Europe’s announcement to send more equipment to Ukraine.
Russia denies Dnipro’s allegations
Russia denies hitting the apartment building hit by the attack on the Dnipro on Saturday, whose collapse left at least 36 people dead and dozens missing. The Kremlin spokesman claimed that this was the result of the firing of a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile.
New balance on the Dnipro
Ukraine’s emergency services announced that the death toll from an attack on a building on the Dnipro had risen to 36.
Strike in Kherson
On Telegram, the head of Ukraine’s military administration in the Kherson region, Yaroslav Yanouchevych, announced that Russian bombing of houses killed at least one person early Monday.
Ukrainian ship stuck in Istanbul
The Reuters office reports that a Ukrainian ship carrying 13,000 tons of food is currently stuck in the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul. Departing from the port of Yuzhnyi, on the Black Sea, he headed for the Turkish city of Mersin.
Details about the exercises in Belarus
As we mentioned earlier, the tactical air drills “involving the air force units from Belarus and Russia” started on Monday and will last until February 1, the Belarusian Ministry of Defense warned in a statement. “All airfields and firing ranges of the Belarusian army’s air force and anti-aircraft defense” will be involved in this maneuver, according to the same sources. “The main objective of the exercise is to strengthen operational compatibility” between the two armed services, which announced in October the formation of a joint force.
IAEA expands into Ukraine
As we mentioned earlier this morning, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, announced the deployment of experts to Ukraine to “help avoid a nuclear accident in the ongoing conflict”. .
Attack in the Zaporizhia region
On Telegram, the governor of the Zaporijjia region, Oleksandr Starukh, said that the eponymous city was bombed, and infrastructure and residences were affected. There would be “some minor injuries”, he announced without providing, for now, further details. The deputy head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, said that five people, including two children, were injured.
Weapon book that can be used “immediately”
“We have to move the front line, we have to go on the offensive and that will happen in the coming months”, judge François Hollande at France Inter, who therefore suggested “sending tanks to Ukraine which can be used immediately”, in particular ” of the AMX 10 ”.
“Make a swamp”
“Vladimir Putin’s strategy is to create stagnation and fear,” judge François Hollande at France Inter. If democracy loses, “it will have worldwide consequences”.
Wounded in Kupyansk
On Telegram, the governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleg Synegubov, said that a bomb hit houses in Kupyansk early Monday, wounding at least two people.
Progress to Crimea
Moreover, still according to the British Ministry of Defence, Ukraine will manage to make small advances eastward towards Kremina (in the Luhansk region).
Ukraine against Soledar
While Russia claimed at the weekend that it had captured the town of Soledar, Britain’s Ministry of Defense – which relies on its intelligence services – estimated that Ukrainian forces “hold their positions with almost certainty”.
Military exercises in Belarus
The joint military air drills between Russia and Belarus started on Monday morning, the Belarusian Defense Minister said. Russian troops have arrived, for the occasion, in neighboring Ukraine – this Sunday evening.
Wounded in the Donetsk region
On Telegram, the governor of the Donetsk region said that seven people were injured in the past 24 hours after the bombings, particularly in Bakhmut and Soledar, where fighting is still raging.
Grossi expected in kyiv
The head of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Rafael Grossi is expected in Kyiv on Monday to deploy inspectors to several nuclear sites in Ukraine.
New shooting in the Dnipropetrovsk region
On Telegram, the Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Valentyn Reznitchenko, informed that bombings occurred in two cities during the night, affecting houses and electrical installations, without causing any human casualties.
Zelensky: “Rescue operations will last as long as there is the slightest chance of saving lives”
In his daily video update on Telegram, Volodymyr Zelensky clarified Sunday night that “to date, the fate of more than thirty people who may be in the building (from Dnipro) when the missile was fired is still unknown.” “We fight for everyone! And the rescue operation will last as long as there is even the slightest chance of saving lives,” he added.
Still 35 missing on the Dnipro
35 people are still missing after the partial collapse of a nine-storey building on Dnipro (in the Dnipropetrovsk region) on Saturday, Oblast Governor Valentyn Reznichenko reported on Telegram. At least 35 people were killed, including two children, he said, and 75 were injured.
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