at least two dead, “fierce” fighting… point on day 320

The war in Ukraine entered its 320th day on January 9, 2023. “ruthless” At least two people lost their lives in the ongoing Russian attacks, mainly in the east of the country. A summary of this Monday’s main events.

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At least two people died as a result of Russian strikes

At least two people were killed in a Russian air strike on a market in the village of Shevchenkove in northeastern Ukraine on Monday, local authorities said, as fighting continued in the east.

“Six people were injured as a result of the rocket attack on Shevchenkov. Two others diedOleg Synegubov, the governor of the Kharkiv region, said this on Telegram, posting photos of firefighters burning among the ruins and sheds.

Point in Ukraine on the 320th day of the war. | WESTERN-FRANCE INFOGRAPHIC

In southern Kherson, governor Yaroslav Yanushevich said one person was killed and another was wounded as a result of Russian bombing of a residential area.

Russian troops in the east a “mass bombing” According to Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko, at least two people were injured and about 20 houses were damaged in Kurakhivka.

According to the information of the presidency of Ukraine, two people died and ten people were injured in the country during the last 24 hours.

“Tough Fight”

The Ukrainian army has confirmed that the city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine still remains. “the hottest point of the forehead”or some “Fierce fighting is going on.”

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region claimed on Monday to have captured a village near the city of Bakhmut, the current heartland that Moscow’s forces have been trying to capture for months.

Bakhmoutske settlement in Donetsk region, “Liberated by Russian Armed Forces”He showed the separatists of this region who claimed the annexation of Moscow.

AFP an independent source could not confirm these claims.

Russian forces, led in particular by the mercenaries of the Wagner group, have been trying to capture Bakhmut for months, but they are facing fierce Ukrainian resistance. The two camps engaged in a fierce artillery duel that left part of the city in ruins.

Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Ganna Maliar also reported on the situation on Sunday. very hard 15 kilometers northeast of Bachmut, in Soledar.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, Russia is preparing to launch new attacks on the country’s energy system as the temperature drops.

Towards stronger support from the UK?

Britain plans to deliver tanks to Ukraine for the first time to fight the Russian invasion sky news Monday, citing unnamed sources.

Discussions are underway “a few weeks” About the supply of dozens of Challenger 2 main battle tanks of the British army to Ukraine The skyaccording to a Western source familiar with the negotiations.

The UK Ministry of Defense did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In addition, NATO and the European Union are committed to strengthening cooperation after Russia’s attack on Ukraine, which threatens security in Europe. AFP.

The declaration will be signed on Tuesday by the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg, the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen. “This is more of a political statement than was made in 2018.” European official said. “The text was written before the conflict in Ukraine and had to be completely rewritten” noted.

The supply of new weapons does not scare Russia

The supply of armored infantry and other weapons to Ukraine will be announced by a number of Western countries last week “extend the suffering” Ukrainians and “won’t change” balance of power, the Kremlin said on Monday.

“Europe, NATO and the USA have already supplied tens of billions of dollars and weapons to Ukraine” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

“Basically, these deliveries cannot and will not change anything […] These supplies can only prolong the suffering of the Ukrainian people.” he added.

Since the beginning of Russia’s offensive against Ukraine in February 2022, Western countries have supported Kiev with financial and military support, especially with the delivery of cannons.

Ukrainian authorities are demanding heavy tanks that can be used in offensive phases, but their allies have so far refused to do so, fearing provoking an escalation with Moscow.

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