So far, the Kremlin has refused to comment on reports of missile defense systems on Moscow’s rooftops. Reports on land gains in southern Ukraine. The news marker.
- fuel tanks in calls: In Russia Apparently, the team that was destined for the front lines is on fire; this is shown on the Angarsk recordings.
- anti-aircraft system in moscow roofs: The Kremlin has so far refused to comment on the reports about the defense systems in the capital.
- federal intelligence in question: Apparently heavy losses of the Ukrainian army in the battle of Bakhmut
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Update from January 21 at 19:08: Again and again there is speculation about the entry of Belarus into the war. According to estimates by the Ukrainian military intelligence service, these rumors are currently only used for psychological warfare by Russia. Intelligence expert Andriy Yusov told the news portal Kyiv Independent. In his assessment, the armed forces of the neighboring country to the north of Ukraine currently “do not pose a threat.”
Update from January 21 at 14:30: According to the Russian army, it has gained ground in a new offensive in southern Ukraine. “In the Zaporizhzhia region, attacks by units of the Eastern Military District could take more favorable lines and positions,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in Moscow on Saturday. According to him, the Russians killed 30 Ukrainians in the attacks and disabled several military vehicles. The information could not be independently verified.
Russian military bloggers had previously reported an offensive in the Orikhiv and Hulyaipolye areas. In the morning, the Ukrainian general staff only spoke of shelling in the region, but gave no information about an advance by Russian troops.
The Zaporizhzhia region is considered strategically important. Both sides have stationed large contingents of troops there. From the Ukrainian point of view, a Russian advance would be dangerous because its own troops stationed in the east defending the Donbass could be in danger of being encircled. On the Russian side, there is a fear that the Ukrainians could drive a wedge between the Russian troops with an advance towards the sea, which would make it practically impossible for the units to supply the region.
Military stalemate in Ukraine: Britain maps the war situation
Update January 21 at 10:34 am: Military stalemate in the Russian war of aggression – this is the British assessment of the current situation in Ukraine. “The conflict as a whole is at an impasse, the British Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday. “However, there is a realistic possibility of local Russian advances around Bakhmut.” The city in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine has been the focus of fighting for months.
There was heavy fighting on three sections of the front in particular, he said in London, citing intelligence. Russian units, both regular military and Wagner’s private army, were to redeploy to the recently captured small town of Soledar, north of Bakhmut. Also in the east, Ukrainian troops made small gains near the city of Kreminna in the Luhansk region. In the south, both sides had assembled considerable forces in the Zaporizhzhia region. There are artillery battles and minor clashes, but so far there has been no major offensive.
Burning fuel tanks: Pictures show burning equipment for Russian soldiers
Update January 21 at 8:58 am: Plumes of dark black smoke: According to a report by the Nexta news site, fuel tanks that were to be sent to the occupation forces stationed in Ukraine are burning in Russia. The area of the fire in Angarsk, more than 5,000 kilometers east of Moscow, is said to be 400 square kilometers. Nexta is based on information from the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Reports on anti-aircraft systems on the roofs of Moscow: the spokesman evades
Update from January 20 at 21:05: The Kremlin has a comment on Online media distributed images of suspected missile defense systems on rooftops in Moscow. refused. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov referred to the Defense Ministry on Friday when asked if Russia was concerned that Moscow could be the target of an attack. The Defense Ministry is responsible for “the security of the country in general and of the capital in particular,” he told reporters. The ministry did not initially respond to a request from the AFP news agency.
Images circulating in online media appeared to show the Pantsir anti-aircraft system seen atop the Defense Ministry building. A video is said to show a Pantsir system rising to a roof in central Moscow. Independent Russian-language media also reported that a Pantsir system had been installed about 10 kilometers from President Vladimir Putin’s residence in Novo-Ogaryovo, near the Russian capital. The Pantsir-S1 air defense system is designed to protect against a variety of weapons, including aircraft, ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles.
The bitter fight continues: Russia announces the capture of two towns
Update from January 20 at 18:40: In November last year, Ukrainian troops liberated those who were at the beginning of the war. Cherson City captured by Russian forces. Since then, according to Ukrainian sources, the city has been shelled almost every day. Two people, including a 15-year-old boy, were injured in Russian attacks on Friday in the villages of Antonivka and Novodmytrivka in the Kherson region. This was reported by the Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko. The day before, Ukraine reported 90 Russian attacks in the region, killing one person. The information could not be independently verified.
Meanwhile, fierce fighting continues in other regions of Ukraine. Fighting reportedly broke out again in the Zaporizhia region of southern Ukraine. The Defense Ministry in Moscow announced the “liberation” of the town of Lobkove in the Zaporizhzhia region and also said that pro-Russian separatists had also taken control of the town of Klishchiivka. The town, which originally had around 500 inhabitants, is located southwest of Bakhmut, which could indicate that Russia is trying to encircle the strategically important city.
Zaporizhia and Donetsk are two of them. four regions that Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed in September had announced.
The federal intelligence service concerned about the high losses in the Ukrainian army in the battle of Bakhmut
Update from January 20 at 15:25: Apparently, the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is concerned about the heavy losses suffered by the Ukrainian army in the Battle of Bakhmut. This is what the magazine reports. mirror and refers to information the BND is said to have provided to security politicians in the Bundestag in a secret meeting. Consequently, the Ukrainian army is currently losing a triple-digit number of soldiers every day in battles with the Russian invaders around Bakhmut. Taking the city could allow further Russian advances inland.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian internal secret service SBU has arrested “seven Russian agents”. The secret service “carried out another major special operation to unmask and arrest enemy agents,” SBU chief Wassyl Maljuk said. Those arrested had passed “critical infrastructure facility coordinates” and information about Ukrainian troop movements in the eastern Dnepropetrovsk region to Russian forces, the SBU said in a statement.
Ukraine War: Is Russia Planning an Attack on Belarus?
First report of January 20, 3:25 p.m.: Munich – The Belarusian Ruler Alexander Lukashenko is a loyal ally of the head of the Kremlin Vladimir Putin. In the Ukrainian war, the “last dictator of Russia” maintained close ties with Moscow and allows Russian troops to be stationed on its territory a. That is one of the reasons why concerns about a possible attack by Belarus persist.
Offensive New Russia? Think tank does not expect a possible attack by Belarus until autumn 2023
The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has now provided a new assessment in its most recent report. It says Russia will launch any attack in the fall of 2023. That timing seems more likely than a winter or spring attack, and would occur under different conditions, the Washington-based think tank wrote.
The Ukrainian side had warned of an imminent attack at the end of 2022. However, according to ISW, it is much more likely that Russia is currently making preparations for a subsequent attack and therefore also the The military industry has enough time to obtain the necessary material. to deliver.
Ukraine War: Russian Military Bloggers Criticize Belarus Attack Plan
By the end of 2023, Russia and Belarus would have completed important maneuvers that are currently being planned, according to information from the Ukrainian secret service. By then, Moscow will have completed the fall 2022 call-ups, well into the spring 2023 cycle. According to ISW, one or more additional reservist mobilizations could be completed by fall 2023.
The think tank also noted that influential Russian military bloggers have criticized the idea of such an attack from Belarus. This would significantly increase the front – yes Russia they do not have the capacity for progress along many axes, he says, among other things. (bb/dpa)