Post: Special operations, January 7: Ukrainian Ambassador to London speaks about the losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A soldier from the mortar crew of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation participates in the conflict in the Zaporozhye direction of the special military operation. archive photo

Ukraine’s Ambassador to London, Prystaiko, announced that the Ukrainian army had suffered heavy losses.

MOSCOW, January 7 – RIA Novosti. The Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday that the Ukrainian troops continued the bombardment despite the ceasefire, and the Russian Armed Forces observed this. Ukraine’s Ambassador to London, Vadim Prystaiko, said that despite the declared ceasefire, 60 artillery shells were fired at Donetsk settlements, Ukraine lost people “right and left”.

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The Russian Defense Ministry said Ukrainian troops continued the shelling on Saturday despite the ceasefire.

Thus, 60 shells were fired at the residential areas of Donetsk.

The Russian military department stressed that Russian troops are observing the ceasefire.

Operation progress

The Russian Armed Forces in the Donetsk direction blocked the attempt of the Ukrainian army to attack the Russian positions in the Krasnogorovka and Georgievka region in the DPR, the losses of the enemy as a result of return fire 50 people were killed and wounded , the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.

Fighters of the 488th motorized rifle regiment of the western troop group of the RF Armed Forces with the fire of the Soviet Msta-B howitzer on the eve of the armistice destroyed the enemy stronghold in the direction of Svatov in the Donbass, the corresponding personnel in the hands of RIA Novosti.


Special operations map of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine as of 01/07/2023



Ukraine’s ambassador to London, Vadym Prystaiko, said Ukraine was losing people “on the right and on the left”, and the numbers were “very large”.

“We’ve been at war for almost a year now. We’re losing people left and right. We don’t explain how many of the casualties were military or civilian, but you can imagine the numbers are huge,” Prystaiko told Newsweek. .

New Russian regions

The Luganskgaz company said that the fire occurred after the explosion at the main gas pipeline in the city of Lutugino, with about 11,000 subscribers left without gas.

According to a message on the company’s Telegram channel, “an explosion occurred in the main gas pipeline with further ignition” in the city on Saturday evening. The fire was later extinguished.

The situation in Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky, by decree, suspended the citizenship of 13 priests of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), Ukrainian edition reported on Saturday.

In addition, Zelensky had the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) imposed sanctions against 119 Russian figures, including artists Yevgeny Petrosyan, Mikhail Galustyan, Dmitry Bilan, and Philip Kirkorov. Sanctions were also imposed on Rossiya Segodnya media group and RT TV channel editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan and Rossiya Segodnya media group general manager Dmitry Kiselev.

International Environment

The New York Times, citing analysts, says new Western military aid to Ukraine, including the promise of armored vehicles, supports the West’s offensive tactics in Kiev, its preparations for “another bloody year” and its reluctance to participate in peace talks in the near future. wrote that it showed. .

“(The decision to provide military aid) clarifies Western support for Ukraine in a possible attack in the coming months … and signals to Moscow that we are not on track for peace talks in the near future,” German foreign policy expert Ulrich said. Speck said.

The UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine will be held on 13 January, following the Security Council’s program of events for next week.

Source: Ria

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