Ukraine war in the live ticker: +++ 01:28 Ukraine reports drone attacks on civilian targets in Kharkiv +++

Ukraine war in the live ticker
+++ 01:28 Ukraine reports drone attacks on civilian targets in Kharkiv +++

According to Ukrainian sources, Russian drones have attacked civilian targets in Kharkiv. As the governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Synehubov, writes on Telegram, the attacks were aimed at civilian infrastructure in the city in northeastern Ukraine and also hit a location in the region. The mayor of Kharkiv, Ihor Terekhov, said a fire broke out after the shelling, but it was brought under control.

+++ 00:48 Bundeswehr has been training 8,000 Ukrainian soldiers since the beginning of the war +++
The Bundeswehr has been training thousands of soldiers since the beginning of Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine. “The Bundeswehr, together with our partners, has already trained over 8,000 Ukrainian soldiers in Germany,” said the head of the Ukraine Special Staff in the Ministry of Defense, Major General Christian Freuding, to the “Stuttgarter Zeitung” and the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten”.

+++ 00:02 Zelensky praises new US sanctions as “powerful” +++
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy welcomes the new US sanctions package against Russia as “very powerful”. Important areas of the aggressor’s economy are now subject to punitive measures. “The power of sanctions is the strength of the world,” said Zelensky in his evening video message. It must be prevented that Moscow can circumvent the sanctions. Russia, which began its war against Ukraine more than 20 months ago, has repeatedly described the sanctions as ineffective.

+++ 23:10 USA expands sanctions against supporters of Russia +++
The US is imposing new sanctions on dozens of people, companies and entities that support Russia in its war of aggression against Ukraine. The sanctions are aimed, among other things, at weakening the Russian energy and raw materials sector, according to communications from the Finance and Foreign Ministries in Washington. They were also directed against those who participate in evading sanctions. New additions to the sanctions list include the operator of an LNG project run by the large Russian natural gas company Novatek in the Russian Arctic and the mining company Rustitan, which is responsible for a project to develop the world’s largest titanium ore deposit in Russia.

+++ 21:58 Exile Medium: Russian official is said to be recruiting migrants and unemployed people for the war +++
The presidential representative in the Central Federal District has commissioned regional authorities with a plan to recruit migrants, bankrupts, debtors, the unemployed and other vulnerable social classes for military service, according to the Russian exile media “Important Stories”. According to its own statements, the editorial team of “Important Stories” received a letter with the instruction and a special form with 22 categories of population that the Russian authorities want to send to the war against Ukraine as a priority. “It can be concluded that the Ministry of Defense alone is not able to recruit the required number of soldiers. Therefore, the executive branch has the difficult task of combining the recruitment efforts and targeting them among the oppressed sections of migrants, the indebted people, that is, those who can be persuaded in any way to carry out. Signing the contract is still voluntary, but you can persuade them, impose conditions or make life unbearable,” says the head of the public movement Citizen Army Law, Sergey Krivenko , According to the report. He believes authorities could carry out a second wave of mobilization in the spring if they cannot recruit the required number of people.

+++ 21:19 Ukraine reports Russian fighter jet shot down and attacks repelled +++
According to Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, commander of the Ukrainian Tavria group, the armed forces shot down a Russian Su-25 aircraft. The Ministry of Defense in Kiev also picked up on the report. “Our troops steadfastly maintain defense in the Avdiivka sector,” Tarnavskyi wrote on Telegram. The Russian offensive in several areas was unsuccessful. The general puts the Kremlin troops’ losses in the area at 360 over the past day. In addition, six tanks, eleven armored personnel carriers and seven artillery systems are said to have been destroyed. The information cannot be independently verified.

A Su-25 aircraft of the Russian Armed Forces.

A Su-25 aircraft of the Russian Armed Forces.

(Photo: picture alliance/dpa/TASS)

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