February 2, 2023

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Ukraine, Kyiv: Russian raids on Red Cross buildings in Kherson – Europe

Russian forces bombed “buildings where representatives of the Red Cross worked” in Kherson. This was stated by the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, on his Telegram channel. “Enemy shells hit the building where the representatives of the Red Cross worked” in Kherson, “the shelling caused a serious fire. Rescuers are working. There is no information about the victims.” “During the bombing of the same building in mid-December, a volunteer and member of the Rapid Response Unit of the Red Cross, Viktoria Yareshko, was killed,” she recalled.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with German media today that Ukraine can soon expect further shipments of heavy weapons from Western countries. “The recent commitments to purchase heavy war equipment are important, and I expect to receive more in the near future,” Stoltenberg told the Handelsblatt newspaper before a meeting this week of the Defense Communications Group of Ukraine, which coordinates arms shipments to Kyiv, in Ramstein. Air base, Germany.

“The dynamics of the special operation” in Ukraine “is positive. Everything is developing within the framework of the plan of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff. I hope our fighters will please us with the results.” Russian President Vladimir Putin stated this in a televised interview, stating that among the goals was to “protect people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” According to the president, the ultimate goal is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee the security of Russia itself.

“On January 14, 2023, a missile attack was carried out on the Ukrainian military command and control system and related energy facilities. All identified facilities were targeted, and the goal of the attack was achieved. This was stated by the Russian Defense Ministry, quoting the RIA news agency. RIA Novosti, the day after yesterday’s missile attack across Ukraine In addition to vital infrastructure and electricity networks, a residential building in Dnipro was hit in the strikes, causing at least 21 deaths and dozens more injuries, including children.

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The death toll from the Russian missile attack yesterday on a residential complex in the city of Dnipro rose to 21. This was stated by the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council Mykola Lukashuk on Telegram, Ukrinform reports. “21 people were killed, including a minor, 73 people were wounded, including 14 children. 38 people, including six children, were rescued,” Lukashuk wrote, noting that 35 civilians are now missing. Rescuers continue to work at the site. Yesterday, a 9-storey residential building was hit by a Russian missile in the city of Dnipro. Two sections of the building were destroyed, floors 2 through 9. 72 apartments were destroyed and more than 230 were destroyed.

Dnipro authorities have declared three days of mourning in the city, starting today, for the victims of yesterday’s Russian missile attack on an apartment building that left at least 21 dead: the Dnipro City Council announced, as reported by Ukraine’s Pravda. “I declare three days of mourning for those killed in a missile attack on a residential building in the Primuha residential area in the city of Dnipro,” a statement read.

“As UNICEF Ukraine, we have information that many children were injured in the attack that hit a residential building in Dnipro yesterday. Children and civilian infrastructure are not a target. Children must be protected at all times.” This was stated by UNICEF Italy spokesperson, Andrea Iacomini. “The attack on Dnipro has claimed many lives. Many boys and girls are still traumatized by the attacks that happen every day in Ukraine. We now demand peace for every girl and boy.”

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Ukraine’s Air Force Command said Russia used five Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range supersonic bombers to launch five Kh-22 missiles at Ukraine yesterday, one of which hit an apartment building in the city of Dnipro, killing at least 21 people. This was reported by the Kyiv Independent. The missiles were launched – according to the Ukrainian military – from the Russian border of the Kursk region and from the Sea of ​​Azov. “There is no doubt that it was a Kh-22 missile,” the Air Force Command said, adding that Ukraine did not have “the firepower capable of shooting down this type of missile.” According to Kyiv, Russian forces have fired more than 210 of these missiles into Ukraine since February 24. None of them were shot down by the air defense system. “Only anti-aircraft missile systems that could be supplied to Ukraine in the future by Western partners (such as Patriot or Samp T) are capable of intercepting these targets,” the military said.

At least 26 civilians were killed and 81 wounded in Russian attacks on Ukrainian territory carried out yesterday. This was stated by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko on Telegram, Ukrinform reports. According to the data of the regional military departments reported by Tymoshenko, at least 21 civilians were killed and 74 injured in the Dnipropetrovsk region, five were killed and four were wounded in Donetsk, one was wounded in the Sumy region and two were injured in the Kherson region.

Russian forces bombed a residential area in Kherson today, injuring two civilians. Yaroslav Yanushevich, head of the Kherson regional military administration, reported this on Telegram, according to Ukrinform. “The Russian occupiers just launched another attack in a residential area of ​​Kherson. According to preliminary information, two people were injured,” he said, adding that rescue services were working immediately.

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As of this morning, electricity has been restored to all consumers in Kharkiv and the region of the same name, who were left without electricity after yesterday’s Russian bombing of the region. This was announced on Telegram by Oleg Synegubov, head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, citing UNIAN. The official noted that the Russians struck critical infrastructure yesterday, which led to an emergency power outage. “As of 8:30 (local time), 100% of consumers in Kharkiv and the region, which were interrupted by the bombings, have been restored,” Sinigubov wrote. Yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that in the Russian attacks, “energy infrastructure was affected” and that the “most difficult situation” was recorded “in the Kharkiv and Kiev regions”.

The coordination body of the Russian Defense Ministry stated that “the Ukrainian security service is preparing a provocation in the Kharkiv region to blame Russia for the lack of food.” The structure of the coordination of the humanitarian response of the Russian Federation said: “The Ukrainian security service is planning a major provocation in the coming days to discredit Russia as part of the grain deal and accuse it of causing a food crisis in Ukraine.”

“The Security Service of Ukraine sent a group of miners to Volchansk in the Kharkiv region for sabotage,” the Russian Defense Ministry said, according to the TASS agency. “A group of Ukrainian miners and up to 30 officers of the Security Service of Ukraine arrived in Volchansk, Kharkiv region, to prepare the sabotage,” the statement read.