Battles near Avdeevka, 42 military clashes, enemy shelling. How will the 699th day of a full-scale war be remembered?
Poiskovo -rescue operation after the shelling of Kharkov, January 23, 2024
As a result of the shelling by the Russians of Kharkov, the entrance to a multi-storey building was completely destroyed, the mayor of the city Igor Terekhov said.
Rescuers are clearing the rubble and looking for people. The city is partially without power.
During the telethon, the mayor announced that the body of another victim, a child, had been found under the rubble. As of 18:45, eight deaths were already known. 62 people were injured. Search and rescue operations continue.
Among the wounded were eight children and three police officers who were clearing the rubble.
On the evening of January 23, the Russians for the third time in day, Kharkov was shelled, Igor Terekhov reported.
“And again a blow to residential buildings. There is no military facility there,” he wrote later.
He added that the Russians struck at a place where exclusively residential buildings or civilian infrastructure, such as shops, hospitals, pharmacies, are located.
Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that during 42 combat clashes occurred during the day.
Also, the Russians carried out 81 air strikes and carried out 39 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas.
Aviation of the Defense Forces attacked 10 areas where personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated, 2 anti-aircraft missile systems and an enemy control point. Units of the missile forces struck the area where personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated, 2 air defense systems, 9 artillery weapons and an electronic warfare station of the invaders.
In the Avdeevsky direction, they repelled 4 attacks near Novobakhmutovka, 8 more attacks in the Pervomaiskoye and Nevelskoye areas of the Donetsk region, where the enemy, with the support of aviation, unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses of our troops.
In the Maryinsky direction, the Defense Forces continue to contain the enemy near Georgievka and Novomikhailovka, Donetsk region. Here the occupiers, with the support of aviation, tried unsuccessfully 9 times to improve the tactical situation.
More details about the operational situation as of 18:00 on January 23 are in our news. =”MsoNormal”>Russian occupiers once again shelled Kherson and the region. According to the Kherson Regional Military Administration, the Korabelny district of the regional center came under fire. A 29-year-old woman was injured there. She was taken to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a blast injury and a wound to her arm. Kherson residents provide medical care.
Another Russian attack occurred in a settlement in the Berislavsky district, the Kherson regional prosecutor’s office reported. Here, at around 3:10 p.m., the racists entered a private house. People were trapped under its rubble. During search and rescue operations, the woman was released, but her injuries turned out to be incompatible with life. She died on the way to the hospital.
The body of a dead man was also found at the scene of the attack.
On January 23 at about 3.40, the Russians shelled the city of Balakleya, and in the morning – the village of Cossack Lopan, reported the Kharkov Regional Prosecutor's Office.
Rockets were fired at Balakleya. An eight-apartment building was damaged. Two residents were injured: a 77-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man.
According to preliminary data, guided bombs were dropped on Cossack Lopan. As a result, residential buildings, utility buildings, cafes, shops, etc. were destroyed.
Under the procedural leadership of the Izyum and Dergachev district prosecutor's offices of the Kharkov region, pre-trial investigations began into violations of the laws and customs of war ( Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
On January 23, the online meeting of the 18th meeting of the Contact Group on the Defense of Ukraine in the “Ramstein” format started.
As stated on the Pentagon website, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called on partners to strengthen Ukrainian air defense with new systems.
“Ukraine's defenders continue to inflict significant losses on Kremlin forces. Putin continues to sacrifice stunning numbers of Russian troops in his chosen reckless and reckless war. And Putin hopes that the missiles and drones will demoralize the Ukrainian people and break the morale of the Ukrainian army.” to provide Ukraine with more vital ground-based air defense systems and interceptors,” Austin said.
The Pentagon Chairman noted that the Russian army is very weakened and demoralized, and Ukraine has regained more than half of its territory, which was captured by Russia after a full-scale invasion.
“Our support for Ukraine's fight against tyranny makes all of our countries safer. If we lose our composure, if we flinch, if we fail to deter other potential aggressors, we will only cause more bloodshed and chaos. Thus, a sovereign and secure Ukraine is crucial importance for global security. And we must not waver in our support for Ukraine,” Austin said.
Details in the news.
Parliament On January 23, Turkey began considering a bill that would approve the protocol for Sweden's accession to NATO, reports Türkiye.
Last month, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish Parliament gave the green light to Sweden's membership in NATO.
Bloomberg subsequently reported that the Turkish parliament supported this law. Now it will be sent for Erdogan’s signature, then transferred to Washington for storage at the US State Department.
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