• 18/04/2024 16:41

The main thing for Thursday, January 25: an attempt to break through the defenses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Kupyansky and Avdeevsky directions, the Il-76 crash

Battles near Avdeevka, 65 military clashes, enemy shelling, LRU MLRS from France. How will the 701st day of a full-scale war be remembered?

The main thing for Thursday, January 25: an attempt to break through the defenses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces at Kupyansky -76

Consequences of shelling of the Dnepropetrovsk region < p class="MsoNormal">Representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andrey Yusov, on Radio Liberty, said that there should have been Russian officials on board the Il-76 plane that crashed the day before in the Belgorod region of Russia, but at the last moment the FSB forbade them to board by plane.

According to him, Ukrainian intelligence became aware of this after the accident. “There really should have been several official VIPs on board from the military-political representation of the aggressor state. Their names are known and will be named, and materials will be provided as part of the international investigation. But at the last moment, the FSB actually ordered them not to board this plane and use other modes of transport. This information was already clarified after it happened,” Yusov said.

He also added that Russian rescuers were not allowed to inspect the crash site.

Yusov also noted that the video from the plane crash site does not show the remains of human bodies. And only five bodies were delivered to the local morgue in Belgorod the day before.

It is known from intelligence data, in particular, that as of yesterday only five bodies ended up in the Belgorod morgue. Actually, this number corresponds to the number of crew personnel, the same Il-76 – the same aircraft that was part of the Russian Military Space Forces,” Yusov said.

Meanwhile, the General Staff The Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 65 military clashes occurred during the day.

The enemy launched 2 missile and 18 air strikes, carried out 49 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Russian terrorist attacks have unfortunately resulted in civilian deaths and injuries. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

In the Kupyansk direction, our defenders repulsed 5 attacks near Sinkovka, Kharkov region, and Stelmakhovka, Lugansk region, where the enemy tried to break through the defenses of our troops. .

In the Avdeevsky direction, our defenders repulsed 5 attacks near Novobakhmutovka, Avdeevka and 4 more attacks in the Pervomaisky and Nevelsky areas of the Donetsk region, where the enemy unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses of our troops.

In the Maryinsky direction Defense Forces continue to hold the enemy near Georgievka, Pobeda and Novomikhailovka, Donetsk region. Here the enemy unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical position 20 times.

Read more about the operational situation as of 18:00 on January 25 in our news. As part of the “Artillery Coalition for Ukraine,” the French Ministry of Defense transferred to Ukraine two additional LRU multiple launch rocket systems, which are a French alternative to the American MLRS M270.

This is stated on the website of the French Ministry of Defense. As part of the relevant agreements, France provided two additional LRU MLRS, which increased the total number of French installations supplied to Ukraine.

“France has the right to lead this coalition, taking into account the artillery equipment transferred to Ukraine: about thirty Caesar self-propelled guns, while we had only 75, four LRU multiple launch rocket launchers, TRF1 cannons and 120 mm mortars,” said the head of the coalition. for Ukraine” Jean-Michel Guyoton in an interview with the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

LRU or lance-roquettes unitaire – the French version of the American M270 MLRS. The installations are equipped with:

  • upgraded EFCS fire control system,
  • new navigation system (using GPS),
  • new communication system.


The head of the Servant of the People faction in parliament, David Arakhamia, proposes to organize military exercises for all civil servants and people's deputies.

They should undergo them on common terms with others Ukrainians, but for deputies this will not be full-time training. He said this during the discussion “2024: scenarios for the country”, organized by LB.ua and EFI Group as part of the “New Country” project.

According to the parliamentarian, this can motivate Ukrainians not to be afraid of mobilization and undergo training.

Arakhamia says that it is necessary to explain to Ukrainians exactly how mobilization occurs, since many people think that after receiving the summons and passing VLK is immediately sent to a “training school” where there is not enough training, then immediately to the front.

In order to explain to Ukrainians how everything really happens, Arakhamia suggests that officials undergo training in military training centers together with other Ukrainians. According to him, training for parliamentarians will be partial. Let us note that the people's representatives are reserved from mobilization.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution on the situation of children in Ukraine, said member of the permanent delegation of the Verkhovna Rada to PACE Evgenia Kravchuk.

“PACE only unanimously adopted a resolution on the situation of children in Ukraine – 85 votes in favor! Compared to Resolution 2495 (2023), which the Assembly adopted last April, today’s document contains additional provisions in the protection of Ukrainian children. It is important that the document restored the provision that that the deportation of children from Ukraine constitutes war crimes, crimes against humanity and contains signs of genocide,” Kravchuk wrote.

She noted that special attention is paid to supporting IDPs: the Assembly calls on Member States to strengthen political support and support for humanitarian organizations to protect internally displaced children.

The resolution supported the “Bring Kids Back UA” initiative and the creation of the International Coalition of Countries for the Return of Ukrainian Children, and also welcomed the creation of the Center for the Protection of Child Rights , which works under the supervision of the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Human Rights. What the Assembly called for is in the news. website. We hope that tomorrow there will be more good news.

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