The confrontation between Moscow and Kiev continues, especially in eastern Ukraine. This Saturday, January 20th, new Russian attacks were registered.
At least 13 dead and 10 injured after Ukrainian attack on a market in Donetsk
At least 13 people were killed and 10 others injured on Sunday in a Ukrainian attack on a market in Donetsk, a Moscow-controlled city in eastern Ukraine, said the head of the region's Russian occupying force, Denis Pushilin. “At least 13 people were killed and 10 injured in a horrific bomb attack on a market in Donetsk's Textilshchik district,” he said on Telegram. An earlier report by the pro-Russian authorities reported 12 deaths without providing information about the injured.
Russia claims control of a small town in eastern Ukraine
The Russian army claimed on Sunday it had captured a small town in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine, highlighting the increased pressure Moscow forces have applied to the front in recent weeks. “The village of Krakhmalnoye in the Kharkiv region was liberated thanks to the successful active operations of the units of the Western group of troops in the Kupiansk zone,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in its daily operations in Ukraine bulletin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was “ready” to visit North Korea soon
North Korea's official KCNA news agency reported on Sunday that Vladimir Putin said he was “ready” to visit North Korea soon. The Russian president also thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his invitation. In return, Pyongyang also said it was “ready to receive the Russian head of state, the Korean people's closest friend.”
The German Defense Minister, in turn, estimates that Vladimir Putin could attack NATO within five to eight years
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius estimated that Vladimir Putin would likely attack a NATO member country in the next five to eight years. Several actors in the international community fear that the conflict between Ukraine and Russia will spill over.
90,000 soldiers, 1,100 vehicles… NATO will organize the largest military exercise since the Cold War
NATO announced on Thursday, January 18, the start of a major military exercise, the most important “in decades.” 90,000 soldiers will conduct military exercises next week against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine.
A senior NATO official says an all-out war with Russia could break out within 20 years
Admiral Rob Bauer, chairman of the military committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), estimated that the international organization could go to war against Russia within 20 years. The affected person asks civilians and authorities to prepare for this scenario.
The new Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné is on his first diplomatic trip to Ukraine
In an interview with Le Parisien, the new head of French diplomacy, Stéphane Séjourné, reiterated that “France has always helped the Ukrainians by providing comprehensive capabilities useful in Ukraine's fight for its defense. We will continue, Ukraine can count on France.” is also an important message for the French, because the impact of a defeat for Ukraine would be significant.” Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to travel to Ukraine in February.
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