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A search and rescue operation in the wreckage of Russian missile strike on Saturday of a residential building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro is completed, authorities said. The number of dead is currently 45, including a child, said the head of the military administration of the Dnipropetrovsk region. At least 19 people are still missing and another 79 people were injured, according to local authorities. There is a makeshift memorial appeared in Moscow in memory of the victims of the Russian missile attack.
The adviser to the Ukrainian president, Oleksiy Arestovych, has resigned after public outcry over comments you made suggesting that the Russian missile that hit the building in Dnipro was shot down by Ukraine. The Ukrainian air force says the apartment complex was hit by a Russian X-22 missile, which Kyiv does not have the equipment to shoot down.
Russia has announced it will make “major changes” to its armed forces from 2023-26. vowing to shake up its military establishment after months of battlefield setbacks in Ukraine. In addition to the administrative changes, the Defense Department said it would strengthening combat capabilities of its naval, aerospace and strategic missile forces. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the changes were necessary because of the “proxy war” being waged in Ukraine by the West.
More than 9,000 civilians, including 453 children, have been killed in Ukraine since Russia invaded last February, according to Ukraine. Andrii Yermak, Chief of Staff of the Ukrainian President, told the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos “We will not forgive anyone [act of] torture or life taken. Every criminal will be held accountable.”
Ukraine’s top general, Valery Zaluzhny, spoke with his American counterpart, General Mark Milley, face-to-face near the Ukrainian-Polish border for the first time. Milli, who is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, they met for a few hours with Zaluzhnyi at an undisclosed location in southeastern Poland on Tuesday. The two had spoken often over the past year, but had never met.
Ukraine urged world leaders to step up efforts to remove Vladimir Putin’s troops from its territory as its war with Russia dominated the first full day of a meeting of the world’s elite in Davos. As war clouds the outlook for the global economy in 2023, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Sviridenko urged allies to step up supplies of military equipment so that Russia can be more quickly defeated. First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska uses a special address to ask those attending the World Economic Forum to use their influence to end Russia’s aggression.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday chose the little-known Boris Pistorius as Germany’s new defense minister, putting him at the helm of the management of the armed forces during an era of enormous change. The appointment follows the resignation of Christine Lambrecht at a crucial time for the ministry, when Germany is under intense pressure to send battle tanks to Ukraine.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has told Joe Biden that the Netherlands will offer Ukraine Patriot missiles. The Netherlands will join the US and Germany in sending the Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine. Rutte told Biden in the White House. Biden thanked Rutte for being “very, very firm” in his support for Ukraine.
UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverley justified this delivery of Challenger tanks to Ukraine, saying it was designed to bring the war to a quick end and there was a moral imperative that the war should end soon because of the casualties and costs. His remarks it seemed designed to encourage the US to increase its own arms supply.
Finland is ready to support Ukraine for “as necessary”its prime minister, Sana Marin said. “I think the only message we need to send is that we will support Ukraine for as long as it takes. One year, two years, five years, 10 years, 15 years,” Marin said in Davos.
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace will join colleagues from Poland and the Baltic states in Estonia to launch a last-ditch attempt to puts pressure on Germany to authorize the shipment of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine this week. Defense sources said the target of the meeting on Thursday was to “encourage the Germans” if no decision had been taken from Berlin beforehand.
The EU executive has confirmed that it is providing €3 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine, the first tranche of fund of 18 billion euros designed to help provide essential public services during the winter. The money will pay public sector wages, pensions and keep schools and hospitals running, the European Commission president said. Ursula von der Leyensaid in Davos.
A former commander of the Russian mercenary group Wagner, who last week sought asylum in Norway has spoken of how he is “scared for his life”. 26-year-old Andrey Medvedev said in an interview last month with the Guardian that in Ukraine he witnessed the summary killing of Wagner fighters accused by their own commanders of disobeying orders.
Serbia’s president has called on Russia to stop recruiting Serbs to fight alongside its Wagner Group in Ukraine. Aleksandar Vucic criticized Russian websites and social media groups for publishing Serbian-language ads calling for volunteers to join her ranks. He rejected reports The Wagner group had a presence in Serbia, where pro-Kremlin and ultranationalist organizations supported the invasion of Ukraine.
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