20 January: Resolution on a tribunal for Russia, shelling of the Kherson region

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Situation summary of war in Ukraine by region for Friday, January 20, 2023.
Kherson / Photo: Associated Press

Kherson / Photo: Associated Press

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Luhansk Region

They repelled Russian attacks in the Novoselivske and Bilohorivka districts. In the Kupiansk direction, the districts of Stelmakhivka and Novoselivskyi were shelled.

In the Lymansky direction, the enemy opened fire from all available firepower in the areas of Novoyehorivka, Makiivka, Nevske, Ploshanka, Chervonopopivka, Kreminna, Dibrova, and Serebryansk forestry. The situation in the region remains difficult.

Donetsk Region

At night – shelling of Chasiv Yar. The kindergarten building and private houses were damaged. In the morning – flights over the Lyman, damaged private houses. In the morning, there was a massive artillery attack in the central part of the city of Avdiivka. Information about the victims is being clarified. Along the line of defense around the city, shelling continued almost all night, assaults were carried out in the directions of Krasnohorivka, Novobakhmutivka, Opytne, and Vodyany.

Last day until late in the evening, positions were shelled almost along the entire line of hostilities in the Ocheretyn community. The enemy carried out active offensive actions, especially in the area of the villages of Krasnohorivka, Novobakhmutivka, Vodyane. In one day in the Donetsk region: four dead, three injured.

Kharkiv Region

The enemy shelled the areas of Timofiyivka, Veterinarne, Strelecha, Zelene, Starytsia, Vovchansk, Vilcha, Budarok, Krasnyi Pershyi, Vilshana, Dvorichna, Kupiansk, etc. with artillery, mortars and MLRS.

About 20 enemy artillery hits were recorded in Timofiivka, Bohodukhiv district. Four private houses were damaged.

In Vovchansk, Chuguyiv district, two nine-story buildings were shelled, in addition, 10 private houses, garages, and utility buildings were damaged.

In the Kupiansk district, Kupiansk and Dvorichna suffered from shelling. Three private houses were damaged in Kupiansk. The occupiers also fired at the premises of the boarding school with RZK S-300. Two private houses were fired upon in Dvorichnaya. No victims.

Dnipropetrovsk Region

The Russians bombarded Nikopol with «Hrads» and heavy artillery that night. More than 30 deadly shells landed in two communities – Chervonohryhorivka and Marhanets. Previously, people were not injured.

Private houses and commercial buildings were damaged.

Zaporizhzhia Region

Over the past day, the occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlements of Orikhiv, Charivne, Olhivske, Shcherbaki, Kamianske, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipilske, Gulyaipole, Biloghirya, Malynivka, Shcherbaki, Stepnohirsk, Stepove, Mali Shcherbaki, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Mala Tokmachka, Poltavka, Dorozhnyanka, Plavni, Primorske.

34 reports were received about the destruction of houses (apartments) of citizens and infrastructure facilities as a result of shelling by the Russian Federation. Details regarding the consequences are being clarified.

Mykolayiv Region

Yesterday, twice – in the morning and in the afternoon – the enemy made artillery strikes on the water area and the coastal strip of the Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

Kherson Region

According to information from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, mortar and artillery shelling, in particular, took place in Novooleksandrivka, Havrylivka, Kachkarivka, Mylove, Respublikanets, Tyahinka, Novotyaginka, Tokarivka, Inhulets, Odradokamyanka, Ivanovka, Molodizhne, Inzhenerne, Antonivka, Blahovishchenske, Rozlyv, and Kherson.

There was an attack near the center of the city of Kherson, the Rashists purposefully hit a residential quarter with rocket launchers. There was a fire, and there was also unexploded ammunition. The fire was extinguished, the shells were removed. In total, three people were wounded and one died in the Kherson region due to shelling by the Russian army.

There was a partial power outage in Kherson due to shelling.

Mine danger remains high in the Kherson region. Yesterday, two men were injured near the village of Chervonyi Yar, one man died in a medical facility, doctors are fighting for the other’s life.

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The Armed Forces repelled 16 Russian attacks – the General Staff

The Armed Forces carried out 21 airstrikes against the occupiers and hit 6 enemy control points – the General Staff

Zelensky commented on the NYT publication about US intentions to help Ukraine attack Crimea

Zelensky welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to create a special tribunal for the Russian Federation

WORLD: Austin and Pistorius were unable to agree on the transfer of the Leopard SAF – CNN

Lithuania will transfer L-70 anti-aircraft guns and two Mi-8 helicopters to Ukraine

Private military campaign «Wagner» has 50 thousand people on the Russian-Ukrainian front – intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain

Russia will pose a threat even after the defeat in Ukraine – NATO

One country has officially asked Germany for permission to transfer tanks to Ukraine – the British Defense Minister

British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said that one of the countries that has German Leopard 2 tanks has officially asked Germany for permission to transfer this equipment to Ukraine.

The head of the British Ministry of Defense, Ben Wallace, held talks with 10 allies at a military base in Estonia and said that one of the countries had already asked Germany for permission to transfer tanks to Ukraine.

This is reported by Sky News.

Wallace did not specify which country he was referring to, but it was most likely Poland, which had previously made it clear that it was going to send several of its Leopard 2 main battle tanks to support Ukrainian forces in their fight against Russia.

«As I understand it, today there was an official request (to supply Leopard 2 to Ukraine – ed.) from a country – I don’t know any details about who or what – and obviously this is a process that needs to be worked out,» Wallace said.

He added that he supports the efforts of any country to help Ukraine with heavy equipment.

«I want as many tanks as possible to support Ukraine’s 2023 efforts... There’s no secret about that. If we want to send a message to the Kremlin that we’re not giving up, that we’re doubling down, tanks are part of that,» Wallace said.

In addition, Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas, who was also present at the meeting in Estonia, said that several countries will announce their intention to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine at the meeting of the Contact Group on the Defense of Ukraine at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on Friday, 20 January

«Some countries will definitely send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, that’s for sure,» Anusauskas emphasized.

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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