The United States will be determined to To ensure greater power for Ukraine of fire to give her the power to do so Restore full control over the Crimea. The New York Times reported, citing sources in the Biden administration. For months, the US administration has maintained a moderate stance, but President Joe Biden is convinced that if the Ukrainian military can jeopardize Russian control of Crimea, this change can Strengthening Kyiv’s position in view of future negotiations.
Minister of the Interior of Ukraine Dennis Monastyrsky Die In a helicopter crash that fell near a kindergarten in Brovary, in the Kyiv region. Among the 14 victims were the children of his deputy, Yevhen Yinen, and the Minister of State in the Interior Ministry.
“It was a surprise for us to see her Italy He became one of the leaders on the anti-Russian front, ”said the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey LavrovDuring her annual press conference in Moscow. “I love the Italians, they are very similar to the Russians, and the Russians love the Italian way of life. I can’t see them as people who build walls and barriers. A confrontational attitude (with Russia) has been imposed on Europe”, and thus also on Italy.
CNN: “The new US arms package will be $2.5 billion.”
The new massive US package of military aid to Ukraine is worth about $2.5 billion CNN, citing two informed sources. This is one of the largest packages announced by Washington since the war began last February. The package, which has yet to be finalized, will include Stryker combat vehicles for the first time. And the American broadcaster wrote on its website that the new aid could end by the end of the week.
GB: Russia is evaluating the use of some T-14 Armata tanks
Russia is likely to consider deploying a small number of its new T-14 Armata main battle tanks in Ukraine. This was reported by a tweet from the British Ministry of Defense in an intelligence update, explaining that at the end of December, some photos showed T-14s in a training area in southern Russia: the site was linked to the pre-deployment of the operation in Ukraine. The intelligence service later said “Russian pro-government media claimed that T-14 tanks were ready for deployment”. However, “it is not clear whether Russia has actually transferred the type to Ukraine. Any deployment of the T-14 is likely to be a very risky decision for Russia.” After eleven years of development, the program has faced delays, cuts to the expected fleet and reports about production issues.An additional challenge for Russia is adapting its supply chain to handle the T-14, because it is larger and heavier than other Russian tanks.” The report states that if Russia uses the T-14 tank, “it is likely that it will be mostly for propaganda purposes.” Production is likely to be a few dozen units, while commanders are unlikely to trust the vehicle in combat.
Criminal investigation into the helicopter crash
Ukrainian authorities have opened a criminal investigation ordered by President Volodymyr Zelensky into the helicopter crash that killed at least 14 people, including Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky.
“The Security Service of Ukraine has opened a criminal investigation into this terrible incident,” Zelensky said.
“I have instructed the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, in cooperation with all other relevant bodies, to clarify all the circumstances of the disaster,” he added.
Nyt: The United States is open to the possibility of providing assistance to strike Crimea
The Biden administration is beginning to acknowledge that Kyiv may need military force to strike Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014. The New York Times wrote. The United States has insisted for years that Crimea is still part of Ukraine. However, the White House has taken a firm stance since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, refusing to supply Kyiv with the weapons it needs to retake the peninsula, which Moscow has used as a base to launch devastating offensives. Now that line is beginning to wane, according to the newspaper, even if the commander-in-chief does not yet seem ready to supply Ukraine with the long-range missile systems Kyiv will need to attack Russian facilities in Crimea.
Kyiv: “The Russians have destroyed 200 medical facilities since the beginning of the war”
“Russia has destroyed nearly 200 medical facilities in Ukraine while about 1,000 have been damaged.” This was stated by the Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko. Ukrinform reports that.
Boris Johnson appointed Honorary Citizen of Kyiv
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko spoke to Boris Johnson in Davos and presented him with an award from the Ukrainian capital – the title of Honorary Citizen of Kyiv. Klitschko announced himself via his Telegram channel. “Boris visited the Ukrainian capital again and again, both in peacetime and at the most dramatic moments in our fight against the Russian aggressor. As Prime Minister of Great Britain, Johnson did everything he could to help Ukraine. He continued to support us and convince civilization of the necessary support.
Russian raids on the Sumy region
It is reported that the Russian armed forces shelled the towns of Krasnopil and Shalygin in the Sumy region “all day” with mortars. This was reported by Ukriform, citing the head of the local regional military administration, Dmytro Zhivytskyi. There were no casualties or injuries.
The White House: “German tanks? Each country must make sovereign decisions.”
“President Biden believes that each country should make its own sovereign decisions about military aid measures and what kind of equipment it can provide to Ukraine”: White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said when asked about the position of Berlin, which will be subordinate to sending Panthers to US tanks .
Zelinsky: Thank you to the kindergarten staff for the courage
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave more details about the rescue operation at the site of a helicopter crash in Brovary, where kindergarten teachers and local residents assisted in the evacuation and rescued the injured. The rescue operation took more than nine hours, and the Security Service of Ukraine is conducting a criminal investigation into the incident, Zelensky said in his nightly video address.
“Hundreds of people were involved in putting out the fire, searching for and rescuing the injured and carrying out preliminary investigative measures: our first responders, police officers, National Guard soldiers, doctors, psychologists and Ukrainian security personnel,” Zelensky said. . “Thank you to everyone involved in today’s rescue.”
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