• 17/04/2024 11:47

The main thing for Monday, January 29: air strikes of the Defense Forces, (non)liberation of Zaluzhny

Battles near Avdeevka 51 military clashes, enemy shelling, four dead civilians in the Sumy region, Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjarto in Uzhgorod. How will the 705th day of a full-scale war be remembered?

The main thing for Monday, January 29: air strikes of the Defense Forces, (non) liberation of Zala According to LB.ua sources, President Vladimir Zelensky decided to dismiss the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny.</p>
<p class=In The Ministry of Defense published the following message: “Dear journalists, we immediately answer everyone: No, this is not true.” The Ministry did not specify who exactly they were talking about.

There is no official information about Zaluzhny’s dismissal yet. The corresponding decree is also on the president’s website.

According to UP sources, the Presidential Office is considering Zaluzhny’s resignation, but there is no decree yet. Interfax-Ukraine, citing sources, reported that an agreement on the possible dismissal of Zaluzhny “was reached during a meeting between Zaluzhny and President Vladimir Zelensky.”

Subsequently, the UP, with reference to presidential representative Sergei Nikiforov, wrote that he denied the dismissal of the commander in chief. When asked whether the president fired Zaluzhny, the press secretary answered “definitely not.”

The media also heard information about the appointment of the current head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, Kirill Budanov, instead of Zaluzhny, but he is in communication with LB did not confirm this.

Zaluzhny was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces from July 27, 2021. Prior to this, he commanded the operational command North since December 2019.

Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 51 military clashes occurred within 24 hours. The enemy launched six missile strikes with S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles on the civilian infrastructure of Mirnograd, Donetsk region, and Muzykovka, Kherson region. The enemy also carried out 64 air strikes and carried out 45 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas.

In the Avdeevsky direction, 8 attacks were repulsed near Novobakhmutovka, Avdeevka and 5 more attacks near Pervomaisky and Nevelsky, Donetsk region, where the enemy unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses of our troops.

On Maryinsky, the Defense Forces continue to contain the enemy in the districts of Georgievka, Pobeda and Novomikhailovka, Donetsk region. Here the invaders unsuccessfully tried 6 times to improve the tactical position.

Ukrainian units on the left bank of the Dnieper withstood 7 unsuccessful enemy attempts to storm the positions.

During the day, aviation of the Ukrainian Defense Forces carried out strikes on 14 areas where enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated.

More details about the operational situation at 18:00 on January 29 are in our news. /p>

Today, January 29, Khotyn, Yunakovskaya, Belopolskaya, Krasnopolskaya, Miropolskaya, Velikopisarevskaya, Shalyginskaya, Esmanskaya, Znob-Novgorodskaya and Seredino-Budskaya communities of the Sumy region were subjected to Russian shellingThis was reported by the press service of the Sumy OVA. During the day, the Russians carried out 46 attacks on the Sumy region, during which 221 explosions occurred.

In particular, the Russians hit the Znob-Novgorod community with mortars and MLRS, as a result of which three people were killed (one on the way to the hospital) and one person was injured.

Another person died as a result of a strike by the Russian army on the Yunakovskaya community. FOGs from UAVs were dropped on the community, and it was fired upon from mortars, artillery and MLRS. More information in the news. sanctions against Russia for another six months – until July 31, 2024.

“These sanctions, first introduced in 2014 in response to Russian actions destabilizing the situation in Ukraine, have been significantly expanded since February 2022 in response to the unprovoked, unjustified and illegal military aggression of Russia against Ukraine,” says a message on the Rada website.

The sanctions, in particular, provide for restrictions in the areas of trade, finance, technology and dual-use goods, industry, transport and luxury goods.

What other areas they cover – in the news.

The Verkhovna Rada Committee on State Power issues initiates the creation of a temporary special commission (TSC) on the functioning of Kyiv during the war. She will deal with issues of the management model in the city, the state of the metro, public transport and others.

Vitaly Bezgin, people's deputy of the Servant of the People faction, head of the Verkhovna Rada subcommittee on administrative-territorial issues, reported this to LB.UA.

“Kyiv continues to be the political and economic center of the country, as well as the main military target of the aggressor. At the same time, the critical infrastructure of the city is in terrible condition, almost every day we receive sad news about the metro, ground transport, bridges and crossings “I don't even want to talk about Bortnichi. And this is not a consequence of enemy missile attacks or problems with the budget (it is astronomical), this is a consequence of the low level of management,” he said.

According to him In my opinion, the management system in the city is also in chaos.

“The Kyiv City Council without an independent executive committee, the “bipolar” KSCA (and an executive body, and an element of the state vertical, and itself a caretaker. KMVA, the absence of district councils in the city… All this affects the comfort and safety of citizens, whose number already exceeds the indicators that were before the start of a full-scale invasion, and the defense capability of the territory,” the people's deputy emphasized.

Details are in the news.

Hungary insists that the Hungarian national the minority was returned to the rights that it had before 2015.

This was stated by Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó at a joint press conference in Uzhgorod with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Kuleba and the head of the Office of the President Andriy Ermak .

Szijjártó said that since 2015, Ukraine has adopted such legislative initiatives that reduced the rights of the Hungarian national minority. The Hungarian minister noted the law on national minorities, which the Council adopted in December 2023, but this was not enough for the Hungarian side.

“We ask to return to the Hungarian national minority all the rights that it had until 2015. I want to emphasize that Hungary is not asking for anything more,” Szijjártó said.

He added that the Hungarian side formulated 11 proposals to protect the rights of its national minority in Ukraine. Among them are the restoration of the status of the national school, the opportunity to again take the matriculation certificate in Hungarian and use Hungarian in the field of higher education, culture and public life.

Dmitry Kuleba said at a press conference that under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, a special commission will be created that will analyze Hungary’s proposal on the rights of national minorities. In ten days, this commission must submit, according to Kuleba, “for the consideration of the governments of both countries, a specific understanding of how and what from the list of issues that we received requires resolution, or has already been resolved, so that we can bring final clarity.”

The most complete picture of today is on our website. We hope that tomorrow there will be more good news.

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