Here’s the latest news on war and its ripple effects around the world.
The mayor of Kyiv said first responders rushed to Children’s Hospital After Missile The pieces fell into place on Friday. And Vitali Klitschko Explosions were reported and residents were urged to stay in shelters. Later, the Kiev military administration stopped the airstrikes Warnings.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said the drone crashed in a forest on Friday After being in the Moscow region interrupted Through electronic warfare methods. It said the drone was targeting a facility in Moscow and did not provide further details. Moscow’s mayor says drone tried to fly over city; He reported No injuries or serious damage. A day earlier, Russian authorities said they had downed two drones near the capital and 11 on the Crimean peninsula, which Moscow illegally annexed in 2014.
A spokesman for Ukraine’s military intelligence said security was “increasingly remote” for Moscow residents. “Looking at the dynamics of recent months, it would be logical to assume an increase in daily attacks,” Andrey Yusov said in an interview. Kyiv Post Published on Friday.
The top United Nations official in Ukraine was “stunned” by a Russian strike on a hotel in Zaporizhia. Thursday’s attack, the second in Zaporizhia in about 24 hours, killed one person and injured 19 people, including at least four children. Officers In the south-east region said. The strike was a UN mission in Ukraine. A hotel used by staff and other support staff was attacked. Denise Brown saidUN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine
The co-founder of Russian tech giant Yandex has called the war in Ukraine “barbaric.” A rare disagreement among Russian elites. Arkady Volozh, who has lived in Tel Aviv since 2014, told the Bell news agency that he has friends and family in Ukraine and is “horrified that bombs are flying into Ukrainians’ homes every day.” Vologe resigned from the company last year amid EU sanctions. He said Russia had a “share of responsibility” for its actions.
Ukraine’s Kubiansk military administration ordered the evacuation of civilians from area In the northeastern Kharkiv region. Officials said Thousands Civilians were ordered to leave towns and villages near the war zone around Kubiansk, where Ukrainian and Russian officials have separately declared a raging war.
Kiev could go another year without F-16 fighter jets. The Washington Post reported. According to Ukrainian officials, the first group of six Ukrainian pilots is not expected to complete training on the US-made aircraft before next summer. Officials said that while Ukrainian pilots are fluent in English, they must first take English lessons in Britain to learn vocabulary related to jets before combat training.
Ukrainian forces have recaptured the heights on Pakmut As they struggle to encircle Russian troops in the eastern city, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar told the Guardian. Maliar cited progress in defeating enemy forces after months of deadly fighting. The Washington Post could not immediately verify the claims.
About 1,000 Ukrainian sailors are returning home after six months of training in Britain. British Ministry of Defence said Friday. The Marines received training including conducting beach patrols using inflatable boats. Ukrainian units had to cross waterways, including the Dnieper River, when attacking Russian positions.
Britain will host an energy conference in February to mark the second anniversary of the Ukraine warSome focus on energy security, Govt said. It said Energy Security Secretary Grant Schabbs would invite senior government ministers and industry leaders to a conference in London to follow European efforts to reduce dependence on Russian energy.
President Biden has asked Congress for an additional $20.6 billion in funding for Ukraine. 13 billion dollars will be allocated for military aid. The United States has provided more than $60 billion in aid to Ukraine during the war.
Look at the amount of US spending on improving Ukraine’s security: As Ruby Mellon and Artur Kalocha report, the US has given Ukraine too much financial aid during the war.
This amount includes $43.1 billion in military aid and more than $20 billion in economic aid. “A year and a half into the conflict, US public support for financing the war is wavering, particularly among Republicans,” they write.
Serhiy Morkunov and Natalia Appakumova ccontributed to this report.