Battles near Avdiivka, 68 military clashes, enemy shelling, deaths in Kherson, Ukrainians captured by the Houthis. How the 688th day of a full-scale war will be remembered.
President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky and Prime Minister -British Minister Rishi Sunak signed a ten-year security agreement with the possibility of extension on January 12.
The parties entered into an “Agreement on Security Cooperation between Ukraine and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.” The document was signed after negotiations at the Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv.
This agreement is the first in the field of security agreements that were agreed upon during the NATO summit in Vilnius in 2023. According to the document, Britain’s security obligations will remain in effect until Ukraine joins NATO, Zelensky noted. However, if our state joins the Alliance before the expiration, the security obligations will end and be included in the NATO system.
“If such guarantees had been reached in 1991, in particular with Britain, the war would not have started,” said the President of Ukraine.
British Prime Minister added that this is “the first of the security assurances that Ukraine has signed.”
More details in the news.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during a visit to Kiev, he spoke to deputies of the Verkhovna Rada and assured of continued support for Ukraine.
As Parliament Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk quoted Sunak, “Ukraine will not give up and the United Kingdom will never retreat.”
Details in the news.
< p class="MsoNormal">Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 68 military clashes occurred during the day.
In total, the enemy launched two missile and 43 air strikes, carried out 25 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas.
Defense Forces aviation carried out strikes on 21 personnel concentration areas, weapons and military equipment, as well as in four Russian anti-aircraft missile systems. Units of the missile forces struck six areas where personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated, a command post, artillery, two air defense systems, ammunition and an enemy radar station.
The Russians also carried out eight unsuccessful assault operations on the left bank of the Dnieper in order to dislodge Ukrainian units from there.
More details about the operational situation as of 18:00 on January 12 of our news.
Today, January 12, the enemy shelled one of the microdistricts of the city of Kherson, the State Emergency Service reported.
Due to a shell hit, a car caught fire. Rescuers quickly put out the fire. A burnt body of a man was found in the car.
A woman also died at the scene of the hit.
President Vladimir Zelensky said that four Ukrainian sailors are being held captive by the Houthis.
He said this at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in Kiev. “Currently, four of our sailors are captured by the Houthis, and we will work on their return,” Zelensky noted.
In November 2023, the Houthis captured the ship Galaxy Leader, registered to a British company, part of which is owned by Israeli tycoon Abraham Ungar. At the time of the attack, the ship was under lease to a Japanese company.
On board the ship were 25 crew members from Ukraine, Bulgaria, the Philippines and Mexico.
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