The Ukrainian military said that Russian forces fired on more than 40 towns in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine yesterday. One consequence of this is that the last escape routes are in danger of closing off from civilians. “The occupiers bombed more than 40 cities in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” the army staff wrote on Facebook. In addition, 47 civilian sites were destroyed or damaged, including 38 homes and schools.
However, the Ukrainian army also claims that ten enemy attacks were repelled, four tanks and four drones were destroyed and 62 “enemy soldiers” were killed. Pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass say they are holding about 8,000 Ukrainians. The number has not been independently verified.
totally want to conquer
Observers anticipate that the Russians will want to occupy Luhansk and the neighboring Donetsk region entirely, both of which are in the Donbass region. Part of the region has been under the control of pro-Russian rebels since 2014.
A month ago, dozens of seriously ill Ukrainians were evacuated from a shelter in Donbass due to the war. You can see it in the video below:
Nor did the Ukrainian general rule out new Russian missile attacks on the relatively calm western part of Ukraine. Ukraine allegedly watched Russia move Iskander missile systems into the Brest region of neighboring Belarus, from which Ukraine could be targeted.
The goal is crystal clear
Meanwhile, German Chancellor Olaf Schulz is convinced that President Putin will not succeed. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the prime minister said that “Putin has failed in all his strategic goals” and that the invasion of Ukraine is “far further than it was at the start of the war”.
“Our goal is absolutely clear: Putin must not win this war. I am convinced that he will not,” Schultz said. He also spoke in his speech mainly about the emerging countries in Asia, Africa and South America that have so far refrained from criticizing the Russian invasion. Hoping to change that, Schulze has invited government leaders from India, Indonesia, South Africa, Senegal and Argentina to the G7 summit in Germany next month.
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