Officials of the Kherson region: Russian troops repelled the attempt of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to force the Dnieper
MOSCOW, January 31 – RIA Novosti. Acting governor of the Kherson region Vladimir Vasilenko told RIA Novosti that the Ukrainian troops tried to cross the Dnieper in the Kherson region to gain a foothold on the left bank, the attempt was repelled.
The course of the special operations
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, in the Kupyansk direction, the artillery of the “Western” troop group defeated the enemy’s manpower and equipment in the Masyutovka and Tabaevka settlements in the Kharkov region, their losses were incurred. 45 military personnel, a tank, four armored combat vehicles, a car and a D-20 howitzer.
In the Krasno-Limansky direction, more than 60 Ukrainian soldiers and four armored combat vehicles were destroyed by artillery fire and heavy flamethrower systems of the “Central” group of forces in the Yampolovka (DPR) and Serebryansky forestry district.
In the Donetsk direction, volunteers of the assault detachments with fire support from operational-tactical and army aviation, rocket troops and artillery of the “South” troop group liberated Blagodatnoe (DPR), where up to 50 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, self-propelled artillery made by a France Caesar installation, US-made M-777 artillery system and MSTA-B howitzer.
In the Zolotoy Balka region of Kherson region, Russian air defense systems shot down the Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force, destroyed five unmanned aerial vehicles and intercepted three rockets belonging to the US-made HIMARS multi-launch rocket system.
Acting governor of Kherson region Vladimir Vasilenko told RIA Novosti that Ukrainian troops tried to cross the Dnieper in Kherson region to gain a foothold on the left bank, it was repelled.
Denis Pushilin, acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, told RIA Novosti that he would not predict the timing of the liberation of the DPR, but the special operation will certainly end in victory. He also stated that Kiev should divert Ukrainian troops from the constitutional border of the DNR so that it does not attack its territory.
Lavrov said that Russian troops have taken all measures so that the West’s plans in Ukraine do not come true and do not come true.
Air raid alert was declared on the territory of Ukraine.
Delivery of western weapons to Ukraine
Defense Minister Bjorn Arild Gram said Norway would hand over German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine “as soon as possible”, possibly at the end of March. Norway has 36 Leopard 2 tanks, but it has not yet been determined how many of them the country is ready to deliver.
Defense Minister Sebastian Lecornu said that France will supply 12 more CAESAR artillery mounts to Ukraine. He noted that the possible delivery of fighter jets to Ukraine is “not a taboo” for France.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said the West had “more than once managed to erase the red lines” and called for the sending of warplanes and long-range missiles to Ukraine.
Ukrainian Air Force Command spokesman Yuriy Ignat said Ukraine would need about 200 Western fighters, with the American F-16 “the most likely candidate” for rearmament.
The White House press pool also said that US President Joe Biden said the US would not supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets.
According to media reports, London considers sending fighter jets to Ukraine inappropriate, quoting Prime Minister’s spokesman Rishi Sunak.
Greece refused to supply Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, citing its own defense needs.
situation in Russia
Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov said in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that most of the problems with the uniforms of the mobilized have been resolved. Krasnov added that prosecutors have extradited more than 9,000 citizens mobilized during the special operation.
The magistrate of the judicial district in Moscow’s Tagansky district fined the streaming service Twitch 4 million rubles, which did not lift the mood with Alexei Arestovich, the former adviser to the office of Vladimir Zelensky, RIA Novosti correspondent reported.
The Minister of Education of the Russian Federation, Sergei Kravtsov, told RIA Novosti that the heroes of the special operation will be included in the “pantheon of heroes”, this is now being discussed. This history will be reflected in textbooks, social studies and movies. The press service of the Ministry of Education added that a history textbook on the topic of special military operations (SVO) will be tested this academic year and will be widely used from 2024/2025.
Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is confident that the start of the special operation was correct – it was necessary to save people in Donbass.
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