Ukraine said 10 units of enemy equipment were destroyed in a New Year’s Day attack on a compound in the Russian-occupied city of Makievka. “On December 31, up to 10 units of enemy military equipment of various types” were destroyed and damaged in the town of Makeyevka in the eastern region of Donetsk, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a statement. statment. She said the casualties are still under investigation.
Attack on Makevka Dozens of recently mobilized troops sent by Moscow were killed, in what may be one of the deadliest known incidents involving Russian conscripts to date. Ukraine’s military leadership said up to 400 Russian servicemen were killed in the incident in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, but this claim has not been independently verified. Russia’s Defense Ministry said 63 Russian servicemen were killed when Ukraine bombed a “temporary deployment facility” with four US-supplied HIMARS missiles.
Satellites Pictures Taken by US-based Planet Labs that purportedly shows the aftermath of the strike on Makiivka has been circulating online, showing the building that allegedly housed Russian forces before and after it was bombed. The photos, dated January 2, show a building almost completely razed to the ground. Not verified Screenshots posted online In the aftermath of the explosion it also showed a huge building reduced to smoking rubble.
Several waves of Russian drones targeted critical infrastructure in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and its surrounding areas early Monday morning. Destroyed drone debris struck the northeastern Desnianskiy district of Kyiv, injuring a 19-year-old man who was later taken to hospital, the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said. He said. The city’s power infrastructure facilities were damaged, causing power and heating outages.
Ukraine claims to have destroyed 40 Russian drones bound for Kyiv on Sunday night, with 15 destroyed over neighboring areas, three in the Kyiv region and 22 over the immediate capital. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that his country’s forces have shot down more than 80 drones since the beginning of 2023.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that Russia is planning a prolonged campaign of Iranian drone attacks to “exhaust” Ukraine. on Monday night Tabuk. Maybe it depends on fatigue. drain our people, our anti-aircraft defenses, our energy”. He said that Ukraine should “work and do everything so that the terrorists fail to achieve their goals, as others have failed”.
Zelensky said he expects the first tranche of the EU’s overall financial aid to arrive in January After speaking to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday. Zelensky thanked von der Leyen for her support, adding the €18 billion ($19 billion) worth of financial aid “is crucial at the moment, when Russia is trying to mobilize new forces for aggression.”
Ukraine and the European Union will hold a summit in Kyiv on February 3 to discuss financial and military supportZelensky’s office said in a statement on Monday. “The parties discussed the expected results of the upcoming summit between Ukraine and the European Union, scheduled for February 3 in Kyiv, and agreed to intensify preparatory work,” the statement said.
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