Ukraine war in the live ticker: +++ 02:50 MPs criticize the federal government for being silent on the Nord Stream explosions +++

Ukraine war in the live ticker
+++ 02:50 MPs criticize the federal government for being silent about the Nord Stream explosions +++

100 days after the alleged attack on the Nord Stream pipelines, members of the Bundestag criticize the fact that the federal government has so far shared almost no information on the results of the investigation with them and the public. “Especially in times of war, I understand that these sensitive investigations can also require secrecy,” Green Konstantin von Notz, chairman of the parliamentary secret service control committee, told the Tagesspiegel. “But in a constitutional state, the public has a right to know what really happened.” His deputy, the CDU MP Roderich Kiesewetter, announced that they would continue to “put pressure on parliamentarians because the wild speculation in this unclear situation is not without danger”. But he has the impression “that the German investigative authorities and thus also the federal government are actually still groping in the dark”.

+++ 01:47 Russia: Killed soldiers responsible for attack on barracks +++
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Russian soldiers killed in the improvised barracks in Makiivka are themselves responsible for the attack. “It is already obvious that the main reason for what happened was the switching on and massive use of mobile phones by personnel – contrary to the ban – within range of enemy weapons,” the Ministry of Defense said. “This circumstance allowed the enemy to track down the coordinates of the location of the soldiers and use them for a missile attack.”

+++ 01:01 attack on military accommodation: Moscow admits more dead +++
After the Ukrainian attacks on a Russian military base in Makiivka in the Donetsk region, the Ministry of Defense in Moscow corrected the number of its own soldiers killed by more than 20 to 89. The men and the deputy commander were found after the rocket attack on New Year’s Eve in the rubble of the collapsed reinforced concrete building, said Lieutenant General Sergey Sevryukov. So far, 63 dead had been mentioned.

More about this here.

+++ 23:33 Selenskyj praises Norway for “very far-reaching decisions” +++
After the recent Russian missile strikes, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the international community to strengthen his country’s defense capabilities. Ukraine is preparing for a new wave of mobilization by the “terror state” Russia and must therefore be prepared, says Zelenskyj in his evening video message. He thanks Norway, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Canada, with whose heads of state he spoke today. There were “very far-reaching decisions” with Norway in particular. Among other things, the country is ready to supply Ukraine with the necessary gas quantities this winter, according to Zelenskyy.

+++ 22:01 Russia: Several HIMARS rocket launchers destroyed +++
The Russian army claims to have destroyed several HIMARS rocket launchers. The Russian state news agency Tass writes, the armed forces destroyed four US-made HIMARS rocket launchers yesterday. In addition, 120 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic.” The information cannot be independently verified.

+++ 21:31 video shows explosion directly behind reporter +++
A video from eastern Ukraine shows an explosion occurring in the immediate vicinity of a reporter. The French channel TF1-TMC writes on his website, three journalists were in the Kramatorsk area, including the reporter who is in front of the camera. The bombardment happened yesterday just before a switch – only a few dozen meters away from the journalists. They were unharmed, they said. The exact location is not mentioned. Multiple media to report, it was about the Russian rocket attack on the ice rink in the town of Druzhkivka near Kramatorsk. Reports said two were injured.

+++ 20:46 Kyiv: War forces us to rebuild energy system +++
Ukraine wants to accelerate green energy transition amid Russian attacks on power grid. The war made plans for this even more urgent, Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal said at a cabinet meeting. The potential of renewable energies such as sun, wind and hydrogen will be used more actively. “The Russian attacks are forcing us into a fundamental reform – building a decentralized energy system. It will be less vulnerable to enemy attacks,” says Schmyhal. A priority this year is to create the conditions for the construction of mini power stations and small power generation plants. The government is also concentrating on repairing damaged power plants and better protection, especially for nuclear power plants.

+++ 20:07 administration: civilians killed by land mines +++
According to the regional administration, two people were killed by the explosion of landmines in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson. The Russian army left the mines in the now liberated area, writes the regional administration on Telegram. The explosives detonated when a car with civilians drove over the mines near the town of Mala Oleksandrivka.

You can read earlier developments in the Ukraine war here.

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