The fighting in the Ukrainian war continues. President Zelenskyj explains why Russian plans for revenge must fail. The news marker.
- Ukrainian counteroffensive: Apparently, Kyiv is planning an attack on Kreminna.
- Russia’s plans: Vladimir Putin sets deadline to seize Donbass.
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+++ 21:05: Although the winter months are likely causing the fighting in the Ukraine war to progress more slowly in some places, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyj expects retaliatory action by the Russian military. The head of state said this in a statement to participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which Zelenskyy made via video link. Accordingly, Ukraine is watching how the Russian army is trying to win land and new forces even in winter and preparing revenge actions for liberated areas and retreats.
However, according to Zelenskyy, Russia’s revenge plans would fail simply because Russia “was not fighting against Ukraine, but against a civilized approach to life.” Currently, Ukrainian troops mainly control the situation in the south and north of the front. Bitter fighting would continue to break out daily in the East. However, the soldiers in the region showed strength and determination to defend the front line on a daily basis.
Ukraine War News: Kyiv Reports Dozens of Air, Missile Strikes
+++ 18:55: According to the situation report of the Ukrainian general staff, there were dozens of air and missile strikes against Ukrainian targets by Russian troops on Wednesday (Jan 18). As the authority announced in its evening Facebook report, there were 22 airstrikes and 50 Russian multiple rocket launcher attacks. In addition, Ukraine once again observed joint military exercises of Russian and Belarusian units.
In addition, the General Staff of Ukraine reports that Russian soldiers in the occupied regions again raided numerous villages inside the occupied territories and, in groups of around a dozen soldiers, cleared the empty houses of families and civilians who had fled. In particular, furniture and household items were stolen.
Russian attacks: the IAEA wants to prevent new attacks on nuclear power plants
+++ 17:10: 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 team of experts should also constantly report on the security of the facility 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
+++ 3:50 p.m.: As the Ukrainian army announced on Facebook, there was heavy shelling in the Chernihiv region on Wednesday afternoon. Russian troops used mortars to launch eleven airstrikes in 15 minutes. This was reported by the “Pivnich Operational Command”. Facebook.
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
+++ 2:32 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
+++ 1:22 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 Wednesday, January 18 at 10:34 am: 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: Russian President Vladimir Putin has dem new commander of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine set a deadline to seize control of the Donbass region. As Ukrainian military intelligence spokesman Andriy Yusov told Ukraine freedom tv announced that Russian General Valery Gerasimov had been ordered to capture eastern Ukraine in March.
In the past, Putin had set several similar deadlines that could not be met. This is according to news agency reports. Ukrainian Pravda outside.
In late December, the British Ministry of Defense announced in an intelligence report that the Russian armed forces in Ukraine appear to be strengthening parts of their front line to seize locations in the Donbass. Ukraine’s military intelligence service currently assumes that Russia is preparing for a long-term war. According to him, Putin continues to destroy Ukraine as a nation.
News about the Ukrainian war: the search for missing people in Dnipro stops
in the ukrainian city In Dnipro, the emergency services have already stopped looking for victims.. According to Ukrainian sources, the Russian rocket attack last Saturday (January 14) was one of the most devastating to the country’s energy supply since the start of the war.
When a Russian missile hit a high-rise building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, 45 people were killed and around 80 injured, including 16 children. The attack also damaged eight thermal power plant blocks in the west and one in the east of the state. (talk to agencies)