Day 328: (1/17/23) Kyiv still stands and Russia is still a terrorist state.
By Christine Reichart Stuermer.
116,950 enemy soldiers have been neutralized.
Bakhmut still holds. Fighting has intensified from the North and Ukrainian forces say that the orcs are attempting to encircle Bakhmut.
In his nightly address, President Zelensky stated that …”the rescue operation in Dnipro has been completed. 79 people were wounded or injured by this Russian strike. The list of the dead includes 45 Ukrainians, including 6 children, including a boy who was only 11 months old…”😥
Special Kherson Cat tweeted that this afternoon that Kherson was shelled by Russian incendiary ammunition. This was followed by a counter0batter fight and allegedly, the launchers from which Kherson was attacked were destroyed in the area of Nechaeve.
Today, Ukraine carried out missile strikes on military targets near Belgorod, Russia.💥
War Monitor tweeted that Ukrainian forces conducted a pinpoint strike on a Russian Base in Hola Prystan.
“A five-star hotel under construction burned in Altai, Russia today.
After opening, it was supposed to be the biggest hotel in Russia.🔥
The Pentagon agreed that Ukraine needs long-range missiles. Duh. Yah think? Now they are discussing this need say that Ukraine needs long-range weapons in general. Tell us something we didn’t already know.
Per the Prime Minister of the UK: “We are accelerating our support to Ukraine with the most significant UK package of combat power to date. Working intensively with our allies and partners, we will ensure Ukrainians can defend themselves, press their advantage, win this ware, and secure a lasting peace.” Can I get an Amen!?
Unconfirmed: Romania has agreed to provide Ukraine its entire upgraded fleet of MiG-21’s. Fingers crossed. This sounds too good to be true.
The Netherlands will send a Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine bringing the total to three. The other two provided by the U.S. and Germany. 100 Ukrainian soldiers have arrived in the U.S. to begin their training on the system.
Poland has sent 260 tanks to Ukraine. – Confirmed. President Duda.
US, Ukrainian military commanders meet in Poland for the first time. Valeriy Zaluzhny, commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, had his first-ever in-person meeting with Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Poland today.
CNN Reported that Australian military personnel are set to be deployed to the United Kingdom to help train Ukrainian military, UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace said on Monday.
While speaking in parliament, Wallace said that the UK will train another 20,000 Ukrainian troops in 2023. “None of the international support is an attack on Russia, or NATO-orchestrated aggression, let alone a proxy war. At its heart, it is about helping Ukraine defend itself, upholding international law and restoring that country’s sovereignty,” Wallace said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Russia said it was planning to increase its armed forces to 1.5 million servicemen due to what Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov called the “proxy war” in Ukraine that the West is waging.
Some background: Australia will be the ninth country to join the UK-led training mission, with Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, New Zealand, and the Netherlands already part of it, Wallace added.
World leaders and business moguls gathered at the World Economic Forum, where European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the alliance’s support for Kyiv is “unwavering,” following a speech by Olena Zelenska.
Tonight’s edition of the Russians are delusional, confused, batshit crazy, and morally bankrupt –
The Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff reported that Russian authorities have been offering foreigners in Russia, Russian citizenship in exchange for enlisting in the country’s armed forces. Don’t go! It’s a trap! Seriously, how could that possibly be an incentive???? 😂😂😂
Russian Presidental Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “Western supplies of heavy armored vehicles to Ukraine are not likely to change the situation on the battlefield. “These tanks burn well and will continue to burn.” Clearly this clown hasn’t checked the tally of Russian armored vehicles that have been destroyed or repurposed by Ukraine’s Armed forces.
Ambassador of Russian propaganda”. During the UN Security Concil meeting about Russia’s violations of the international law, Russia’s Ambassador accused the West of “numerous violations of international law” and “provoking the war in Ukraine” 🤡🤡🤡
Today someone (I don’t know who) came up with a new term: “Sholzing”. Sholzing is communicating good intensions only to use/find/invent any excuse to delay these and/or prevent them from happening. This new term is in reference to the Prime Minister of Germany’s hesitancy to provide military aid to Ukraine. Specifically, Leopard tanks.
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Reported by Christine Reichart Stuermer