Battles near Avdiivka 55 military clashes, enemy shelling, lifting of the moratorium on disconnecting Ukrainians from housing and communal services due to debts, the return of the mask regime. How will the 684th day of a full-scale war be remembered?
In | In the Khmelnytskyi region – rescue operations continue after strikes by the Russian army.
President Vladimir Zelensky announced this in an evening video message on January 8. According to him, about fifty victims are known.
“This morning, unfortunately, again began with a massive missile attack. Kharkov and the region, Zaporozhye, Krivoy Rog, Khmelnitsky region. 45 people were injured, and as of now four are known to have died. My condolences to the family and friends! Terrorist state will certainly feel our response to her,” Zelensky said.
First Deputy Head of the Khmelnytsky Air Force Sergey Tyurin said that, according to updated information, air defense forces shot down three missiles within the Khmelnytsky region. As for the victims, two were injured and are undergoing outpatient treatment. Two more people died.
Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 55 military clashes occurred during the day.
In total, the enemy carried out 55 missile and 16 air strikes per day, and carried out 16 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems. our troops and populated areas. Russian terrorist attacks have unfortunately resulted in civilian deaths and injuries. Private residential and apartment buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.
The operational situation in the east and south of Ukraine remains difficult.
On Avdeevsky direction, our defenders repelled 3 enemy attacks in the areas of Avdeevka, Severny, Tonenkoye and 14 more attacks near Pervomaisky and Nevelsky.
In the Maryinsky direction, the Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy near Novomikhailovka, Donetsk region, where the enemy unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses of our troops 7 times.
The enemy does not abandon the intention to dislodge our units from the bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnieper . During the day, the enemy carried out 9 unsuccessful assault operations, but Ukrainian soldiers still held their positions and inflicted significant losses on the enemy. .
The internal audit of the Ministry of Defense and the updated General Inspectorate of the Ministry of Defense have discovered over the past 4 months previously committed violations of more than 10 billion hryvnia, said Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rustem Umerov. systems from dysfunctional participants – inside and outside the institution. We are actively working on this – in close cooperation with law enforcement agencies, we are eradicating manifestations of corruption. The system is resisting, but we will overcome it,” wrote Rustem Umerov.
The minister added that in four months it was possible to save approximately 3.5 billion hryvnia on all logistics purchases. This is approximately 20% of the planned amount for purchases.
Umerov recalled that the Ministry of Defense for the first time purchased 50 thousand sets of women’s uniforms, 100 thousand electric heating pads and 15 thousand active headphones. Negotiations were held with the headphone supplier to reduce the price and as a result, additional savings of public funds amounted to 11.7 million hryvnia.
During a combat mission, 23-year-old Vladislav Zalistovsky (Blue Helmet), an Air Force pilot, died Ukraine.
The air fighter Instagram page reported that the warrior graduated from the flight department of the Ivan Kozhedu Kharkiv National University of the Air Force in 2021, and during the full-scale invasion had dozens of combat missions. Zalistovsky comes from Malin, Zhitomir region. He was a pilot of the MiG-29 combat aircraft and served in the 114th Tactical Aviation Brigade.
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The government has lifted the moratorium on disconnecting Ukrainians from housing and communal services due to debts.
We are talking, in particular, about a ban on the termination of housing and communal services, the accrual and collection of fines, penalties, as well as the collection of debts for Housing and communal services in case of non-payment.
At the same time, until the end or lifting of martial law in Ukraine, the moratorium was extended to residents of communities located in territories where hostilities are ongoing (territories of possible hostilities, active hostilities, active hostilities in which state electronic information resources operate) or times The list of such communities is approved by the Ministry of Reintegration.
Housing services will also not be disconnected for debts if the consumer’s real estate was damaged as a result of hostilities. In this case, the owner must inform the utility service provider about such a case.
More than 57% of Ukrainian citizens surveyed are in favor of resuming the online broadcast of Verkhovna Rada meetings on the Rada TV channel. At the same time, about 65% of respondents believe that journalists should be present at parliamentary meetings even during martial law.
This is evidenced by the results of a sociological survey conducted by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation. named after Ilk Kucheriv together with the sociological service of the Razumkov Center, commissioned by the “Honestly Movement” from December 8 to 15, 2023.
11% of Ukrainians do not agree with the thesis about the need for journalists to have access to meetings, and about 14% of citizens do not agree with the need for broadcasting.
The position of all regions is very similar. The only difference is the percentage of residents of the eastern and central regions who do not agree with the need to open journalists’ access to parliament and resume online broadcasts of the Rada TV channel. This can be explained by security issues.
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Due to the fact that the World Health Organization has called for continued observance of the mask regime and social distance to avoid infection with COVID-19, Kiev residents are advised to return to wearing masks in crowded places.
He emphasized that it is advisable for Kiev residents to return to wearing masks in crowded places to reduce the risk of infection.
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