LIVE – Ukraine: Russia’s Dnipro attack kills at least 44 people

The provisional toll from the Dnipro attack is now 44 dead

According to information obtained by BFMTV correspondents on the spot, the number of victims of the bombing of an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday now stands at 44.

The destruction was caused by a Russian missile hitting the building according to the Ukrainian Air Force. Responsibility denied by Russia, referring to possible errors originating in Ukraine’s anti-aircraft systems.

Advisor Volodymyr Zelensky resigned after controversial comments on Dnipro

Oleksi Arestovitch, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky, resigned on Tuesday after outrage in Ukraine over his assertion that the Russian missile that killed at least 43 people on Dnipro was shot down by Ukraine’s anti-aircraft defenses.

He announced his retirement on Facebook after publicly apologizing and stepping down in a Telegram post.

“I sincerely apologize to the victims and their relatives, to the residents of Dnipro and to anyone who was deeply hurt by my initial erroneous version of the reasons for the Russian missile attack on a residential building,” wrote Oleksi Arestovitch. .

The Ukrainian Air Force said the residential building that was hit on the Dnipro was hit by a Russian Kh-22 missile, a type of weaponry that Ukraine cannot shoot down.

Germany: government announces name of new Defense Minister

Social Democrat Boris Pistorius, the little-known Minister of the Interior of the Lower Saxony region at the national level, will be appointed Minister of Defense in Germany, we learned on Tuesday from government sources.

Her appointment was expected during the day to replace Christine Lambrecht who stepped down on Monday after a series of mistakes at the head of this important post amid the war in Ukraine and while Germany is under pressure from all sides to provide more heavy weapons. to help kiiv.

Boris Pistorius, announced as Germany’s next Defense Minister. © BRITTA PEDERSEN / POOL / AFP

Russia: The Ministry of Defense announced “significant changes” in the army in 2026

Russia announced Tuesday that it will implement “significant changes” in its army by 2026, particularly in its composition, while its workforce must be increased to 1.5 million soldiers.

“Only by strengthening the main structural components of the Armed Forces can the country’s military security be ensured and to protect new entities and important equipment of the Russian Federation,” said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

New balance on the Dnipro: 43 people died after the Russian attack

43 people were killed in an attack on an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, carried out by Russia on Saturday. The Kremlin continues to deny responsibility for the deaths as excavations of the ruins continue.

The death toll from the Dnipro bombing rose to 41

According to information gathered by our correspondent on the spot, the Ukrainian authorities counted this Tuesday morning 41 people killed including 4 children after the bombing of a residential building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday.

kyiv and Sweden’s European Union presidency denounced it as a “war crime” while Russia continues to deny responsibility for the attack. The Kremlin spoke of a possible “tragedy” related to the fire of Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses.

The war in Ukraine took center stage at the Davos forum

The world’s elite find themselves under the snow in Davos for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, with debate on Tuesday mainly centered on the war in Ukraine, on the occasion of the annual World Economic Forum. Consequences of global energy supply conflicts, food security, or simply security, particularly in Europe, will also be on the menu this week.

Almost a year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (absent from forum), and while the number of victims of the Dnipro attack continues to grow, war will be everyone’s concern. A large Ukrainian delegation is expected to arrive in the Swiss ski resort, led by first lady Olena Zelenska who will send a special message to Davos during Tuesday’s plenary.

President Volodymyr Zelensky has planned a video conferencing intervention on the sidelines of the forum from Wednesday.

Dnipro: a “very lucky” survivor of Russia’s deadly bombings vents on BFMTV

The death toll currently stands at 40 in an attack on a residential building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro. The attack also killed at least 75 people including 15 children. Lyudmila, an elderly resident of the building who was injured during the bombing, recounted what she experienced through the BFMTV microphone.

“I was sitting in the kitchen when I felt a huge impact. I think I lost consciousness because when I opened my eyes there was a cliff in front of me, it was scary,” he recalls.

“My feet got stuck under a concrete block, my head was bleeding badly. I was able to take the towel I was shaking saying ‘please, please.’ It took three hours to come and save me, I was very, very lucky, my son said to me ‘mom you are really a miracle'”, she recalled.

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Russian and Belarusian flags were banned from the Australian Open at Ukraine’s request

The Australian Tennis Federation on Tuesday banned the Russian and Belarusian flags from the Australian Open, following a request from the Ukrainian ambassador for action after they were spotted in the crowd.

“Russian and Belarusian flags are banned on the spot at the Australian Open,” the Australian Tennis Federation said in a statement, adding that the ban would take effect “with immediate effect”.

“Our initial policy was fans could take them with them but not use them to cause disturbance,” added Tennis Australia.

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On the Dnipro, the number of victims of the Russian attack could soon exceed 40 people

The toll of a Russian attack on a residential building on the Dnipro in Ukraine, one of the highest since the start of the war, is likely to increase further on Tuesday, having climbed to 40 people killed the previous day.

“The rescue operation, the destruction of the rubble, will not end until the bodies of all those killed are found,” said Kyrylo Tymoshenko, adviser to the presidency of Ukraine.

He added that “several (of the injured) were in serious condition, including a child”.

Moscow has denied responsibility for the massacre on the Dnipro and blamed Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov spoke of a “tragedy” that could have been caused by Ukrainian anti-aircraft fire.

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