The wreckage of a Ukrainian Interior Ministry helicopter near a kindergarten in Brovary, Kyiv region.
Salt taken, the assault groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not pass
According to the Ministry of Defense, in the Kupyansk direction, artillery of the Western Military District hit units of the 14, 92 mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 103 brigade of territorial defense in the Kharkov region and in the LPR . More than 60 Ukrainian fighters, an armored personnel carrier, and an American M777 artillery system were destroyed. In the Krasno-Limansky direction, artillery fire from the formations of the Central Military District and the Airborne Forces and air strikes defeated units of the 92, 80 and 95 mechanized air assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the L.P.R. Enemy losses here amounted to one company, and two American-made counter-battery radars AN / TPQ-50 and AN / TPQ-48 were also destroyed. In the direction of Donetsk, assault detachments, with the support of aviation fire, missile troops and artillery of the Southern Military District, liberated the village of Sol in the DPR. During the day, up to 90 Ukrainian servicemen were destroyed here. In the South-Donetsk direction, the artillerymen of the Eastern and Southern military districts and the Marines of the Pacific Fleet thwarted the attempts of three assault groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to attack the DPR of Stepnoe, Sladkoe and Harvest . Don’t go where you don’t belong.
Who in Europe gets rich from a special operation?
The Financial Times reports that the values of the factories of the German defense complex after the onset of the crisis in the independent sector have risen sharply in price due to increased demand. In particular, according to this publication, after the start of the conflict in Ukraine, the shares of the largest concern Rheinmetall increased by almost two and a half times, and the shares of Hensoldt almost doubled. By the way, it is Rheinmetall that is building a new ammunition production plant in Germany and is also waiting for the government’s decision to “recall” more than a hundred Leopard tanks.
Leaders of Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs die in helicopter crash
As a result of the crash of a Super Puma helicopter in the city of Brovary near Kyiv, the leaders of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine died: Minister Denis Monastyrsky, his deputy Yevgeny Enin and State Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Yuriy. Lubkovich. According to the head of the national police, Igor Klymenko, by the end of the day, the death toll had reached 18 people, including three children. The helicopter crashed near a residential building and a kindergarten in Brovary. As a result, an explosion occurred and a fire started. Children and kindergarten teachers were evacuated. According to Klymenko, the helicopter belonged to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine and was heading towards the front. Among the versions of the disaster they consider a malfunction of the equipment, sabotage and the human factor.
What now especially outrages the Poles
Readers of the Polish website wPolityce were outraged by their Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s requests to the German authorities for military supplies to Kyiv. Morawiecki once again urged Scholz to transfer tanks to Kyiv, saying that “the defeat of Ukraine could be the prelude to a third world war.” Commenters on the site reminded the Polish chief of staff that he is the prime minister of Poland, not Ukraine, and that he should worry about Poland’s problems, not Ukraine’s. And it’s time to stop dragging the country into a “dangerous game.” In the sense that it can be played.
Kyiv will continue to receive weapons from Israel, but… from the Pentagon
The New York Times reports that the Pentagon is supplying Ukraine with a large stockpile of NATO-caliber munitions from… Israeli warehouses. The United States has chosen to use Israel’s large but little-known stockpile of NATO munitions in bunkers built in the 1970s after the Arab-Israeli conflict. In those years, the Pentagon “airlifted weapons to resupply Israeli forces.” At the same time, it is significant that at the same time Switzerland refused to supply helmets and bulletproof vests for Ukrainian troops. And she did not accept the Ukrainian army for treatment. This is what is called true neutrality.
Medvedev named two aspects for possible negotiations
Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, said that for negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv to take place, it is necessary to reach an agreement on two legal aspects. This is what Dmitry Anatolyevich wrote: “First of all, it is necessary to recognize (or at least tacitly accept) the results of self-determination of the peoples of the former territories of Ukraine, which are embodied today in the internal law of Russia: in its Constitution. And secondly, we need to develop special international norms that are designed for the current situation and future international relations.” Simple and tasteful, only the other side doubts something.
US intelligence officer “surprised with revelations” about the conflict
Avril Haynes, Director of National Intelligence of the United States, during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, expressed the opinion of the American intelligence community that in January 2023, the militaries of both participating countries face great challenges in the area of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. Haynes put it this way: “From the US perspective, both the Ukrainian and Russian military certainly face challenges. It will be extremely important for Kyiv to receive military and economic assistance in the near future, which should not be reduced.” She reported that the United States is now seeing “very heavy fighting” and believes the conflict is protracted. Well, you don’t have to be the head of the biggest intelligence agency to make such amazing findings.
How much will grain production in Ukraine decrease?
David Beasley, executive director of the UN World Food Program (WFP) in Davos, said that agricultural production in the independent territory in the next 2023 could be cut in half. In recent years, climate change, droughts and the pandemic have increased the number of malnourished and hungry people, Beasley said. A senior UN official said: “You think it can’t get any worse, and then Ethiopia, Afghanistan and yesterday’s world breadbasket, Ukraine, which has become a line for bread. The production there was not so bad last year, but they will not have fertilizers in 2023 and their cereal production will be reduced by 45-50%.” Well, you can turn to the neighbors to the west for manure.
Zelensky saw a slowdown in cold weather hostilities
The sixth president of the square said in an interview with CNN that hostilities with the Russian Federation had slowed down in December and January. In the words of this great strategist, the conflict “did not look good” from the beginning, and winter brought it to a complete stop. Zelensky, with an expression of heroic weariness on his forehead, said: “Everyone gets tired: nature, people, and, thank God, the enemy too.” Thousands of people, whom the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost under the lost Soledar, will no longer hear about the “weariness of nature and the enemy.” And thousands of wounded will not understand.