It’s the 47th week of the Russia-Ukraine war, and here’s the recap of what happened lately.
Zelensky emphasized the need for tanks from allies in his speech at Davos
“Mobilization of the world must outpace the next military mobilization of our joint enemy,” Zelensky said via video conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“The supplying of Ukraine with air defence systems must outpace Russia’s next missile attacks. The supplies of Western tanks must outpace another invasion of Russian tanks.”
“The restoration of security and peace in Ukraine must outpace Russia’s attacks on security and peace in other countries. A tribunal for military crimes must prevent new ones,” he added.
46 killed in Russian missile attack on Dnipro apartment building
On January 14, a russian missile strike on an apartment building in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro took the lives of 46 people. At least 80 people are wounded and 9 are still unaccounted for.*
This strike is the deadliest single attack on Ukrainian civilians since before the summer of 2022.
* as of January 20, 2023
The DATTALION team was able to secure Ukraine war footage of the aftermath of the missile strike in Dnipro.
Video credits: Iryna Skosar and Artem Shevelov, IWRP reporters.
Helicopter crash in Ukraine kills 14 people, including cabinet officials and one child
A helicopter crash in Brovary, Kyiv region, killed 14 people, including a child, Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs, and other key figures in wartime leadership. The crash also damaged a kindergarten and a residential building.
Martin Scorsese delivers a heartfelt message to the people of Ukraine
Martin Scorsese, a multiple Oscar-winning Hollywood director and producer, has expressed his admiration for the courage and persistence of Ukrainians in the war with russia and called on the world to support Ukraine through donations.
European countries pledge military aid for Ukraine
The aid from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Britain, Poland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden will comprise of dozens of Stinger air defence systems, s-60 anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, and military training, according to a statement.
US sending another $2.5 billion in military aid to Ukraine
The United States has announced a $2.5 billion military aid package to Ukraine, which includes various vehicles such as Bradleys (59), Strykers (90), MRAPs (53), and Avengers (8), as well as HMMWVs (350) and HARM missiles, among other items.
In total, the US has committed over $27.4 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration.