It’s the 45th week of Russia-Ukraine war, and here’s the recap of what happened lately.
Ukraine’s attack in Makiivka
On New Year’s Eve the Ukrainian forces attacked barracks in Makiivka, the partly-occupied Donetsk region. It has become one of the bloodiest incidents of Russia’s nearly year-long war in Ukraine.
Reports of casualties vary from 63 soldiers (by Russian sources) to nearly 400 soldiers killed (by Ukrainian sources).
Another Russian Torture Chamber Exposed in Mykolaiv Region
The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has discovered another torture chamber in the Mykolaiv region, set up by Russian occupiers in the village of Oleksandrivka.
Victims in this chamber were subjected to suffocation with plastic bags, beating, and tasering.
This marks the 54th torture chamber found in areas liberated from Russian occupation.
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SpaceX Falcon 9 delivered two Ukrainian satellites into orbit at once
The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket launched 114 small satellites into low Earth orbit at once, including two Ukrainian ones – PolyITAN-HP-30 and EOS SAT-1.
They were created by students of the National Technical University of Ukraine (Kyiv Polytechnic Institute) and the Earth observation satellite EOS SAT-1 of EOS Data Analytics.
The delivery of PolyITAN-HP-30 to the USA was sponsored by Boeing Ukraine and supported by the Technical University of Delft and the State Space Agency of Ukraine.
Expect more strikes ‘deeper and deeper’ into Russia, Ukraine’s spy chief tells ABC News
In an interview with ABC News, Ukraine’s military intelligence head, Kyrylo Budanov, indicated that there may be future strikes into Russian territory.
While he did not confirm whether Ukraine would be involved, he stated that the attacks would go “deeper and deeper” into Russia and that he would only be able to comment on Ukraine’s involvement after the war ended.
Ukraine rejects Putin’s ‘trivial’ Christmas truce
Vladimir Putin has ordered a 36-hour ceasefire on the Ukrainian frontline to begin on January 6, coinciding with Russian Orthodox Christmas.
Putin has requested that Ukraine reciprocate the ceasefire, but Kyiv has swiftly rejected the request. Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s President, believes the ceasefire is an attempt to halt their military advances.
The US and Germany agree to send armoured fighting vehicles to Ukraine
The United States and Germany are working together to provide Ukraine with infantry fighting vehicles to aid in their fight against Russia.
This shift in position on supplying heavier weapons to Kyiv was announced by President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
And we will win.
Ukraine will win.
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