Putin is said to have formulated new goals in the Ukraine war. Ukraine reports several explosions in the Chernihiv region. The news marker.
- Supply problems: In the Bakhmut region, Ukrainian troops are in trouble.
- Russia’s plans: Vladimir Putin sets deadline to take Donbass.
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Update on Wednesday, January 18 at 5:10 p.m.: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wants to prevent new attacks on the damaged reactor in Ukraine with the constant presence of its team of experts in Chernobyl. So IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said Wednesday at the facility near the border with Belarus, when his agency’s observer mission began work. “We hope there will be no more occupation or attack on the power plant,” Grossi said.
Grossi traveled to Ukraine earlier this week to permanently deploy small IAEA teams to Chernobyl and to three operating nuclear power plants in Ukraine. The presence of international observers should not only reduce the risk of Russian attacks, but the experts should also constantly report on the safety of the plants and provide technical assistance. Grossi’s proposal for a non-aggression zone around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant has not yet been implemented.
News about the Ukrainian war: series of explosions in Chernihiv
Update on Wednesday, January 18 at 3:40 p.m.: Heavy shelling broke out in Chernihiv Oblast on Wednesday afternoon. This was reported by the “Pivnich Operational Command”. Facebook. Russian troops launched a total of 11 mortar-assisted airstrikes “in 15 minutes,” he said.
However, according to initial findings, no soldiers were injured in the violent explosions. Information on civilian casualties and damage to infrastructure is not yet available.
Ukraine war news: Putin promises furlough for industrial workers
Update on Wednesday, January 18 at 2:20 p.m.: Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a visit to the Obukhov plant in St. Petersburg, said military industry workers could be exempted from the upcoming spring call. Informed about it, among other things. CNN.
“As for conscripts who are called up for military service, they are exempt from being called up: considering that the defense industry is currently overloaded and working in three shifts, and the products of defense industry companies are in high demand. , we are currently verifying the possibility of granting a stay to those who are called up for military service,” he told factory workers on Wednesday.
News about the Ukrainian war: Kyiv is apparently planning the next counteroffensive
Update on Wednesday, January 18 at 1:10 p.m.: According to media reports, Ukraine is planning a new counteroffensive in the Lugansk region. The focus of the battles: the small town of Kreminna and its surroundings. The site is surrounded by a forest and serves the Russian army, among other things, as a logistics center. As the Photography reported that most of the Russian reservists are stationed there, which could be an easy target for the battle-hardened Ukrainians.
News about the Ukrainian war: supply problems for the Ukrainian army in the surroundings of Bakhmut
Update for Wednesday, January 18 at 10:15: According to British intelligence services, the Russian capture of the Ukrainian city of Soledar also poses problems for Ukraine when it comes to supplying the larger city of Bakhmut. One of the two main supply routes is under increasing pressure, the British Ministry of Defense said in its daily briefing on Wednesday.
Since Ukrainian forces withdrew from Soledar in the Donbass region in recent days, the site has been under the control of the Russian army and Russian-deployed Wagner mercenaries. Ukrainian armed forces are believed to have established a new defense line further west, the British said. On the outskirts of Bakhmut, Ukraine is said to continue to defend the town against continued Russian attacks.
Ukraine War News: Putin Sets New Deadline For His Army
First report for Wednesday, January 18: Moscow/Kyiv – According to a spokesperson for Ukrainian intelligence Vladimir Putin gave the new commander of Russia’s forces in Ukraine a March deadline to seize control of Donbass.
Andriy Yuzov, representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, told the Ukrainian TV channel freedom tv on Monday (January 16), General Valery Gerasimov received the order to capture the eastern region of Ukraine by March. As the Ukrainian Pravda reported, Yusov also said in the interview that Putin had set similar deadlines in the past, but without success.
On Tuesday (January 17) he approached Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov about the alleged March deadline, Russian state news agency Tass reported. “No, I can’t comment on that and I don’t intend to,” Peskow replied. (nak with dpa)