: :inin Kyiv (EET)

This is Ukraine today – January 23: Reports about the progress achieved during the meeting of “Normandy Four” foreign ministers in Berlin, could indicate that Russia is trying to buy time to prepare for further aggression


January 23 – 3 Ukrainian military were killed, 50 were wounded in the last 24 hours, – informed NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

January 23 – Russia’s military contingent currently located in Ukraine is the largest since the conflict began (over 9000 soldiers), – said NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko. Lysenko mentioned that in key operational areas pro-Russian militant groups are being replaced with soldiers of Russian Armed Forces. He also added that large quantities of ammunition are being transported through the uncontrolled section of Ukrainian-Russian border (30-40 trucks each day). The units of Russian Armed Forces continue to relocate to the border with Ukraine, for instance this includes the units of 20th Guards Army of the Western Military District of Russian Armed Forces (headquarters in Nizhny Novgorod oblast) – it is thought that they are preparing for rotation of troops and also safeguarding the ammunition. All of this may indicate a preparation of massive invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army.

January 23 – Heads of State Oblast Administrations must develop emergency/mobilization plans in case of urgent need to switch country’s economy into a war mode, – stated Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a conference call with regional leaders and state security representatives.

January 23 – “We now have better evidence of who is sending weapons and other supplies to militants. I have to say that at this point we see an increase in supply volumes to Ukraine, and it is a threat for Ukraine”, said Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly. “Our partners understand. Both the US and the EU understand what is happening. Events are not developing in the right direction” – he added.

January 23 – Reports about the progress achieved during the meeting of “Normandy Four” foreign ministers in Berlin, could indicate that Russia is trying to buy time to prepare for further aggression – opinion by Polish MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski.

January 23 – NATO believes that Russian aggression and global terrorism are the largest threats to global security, stated United States Army general and the 18th and current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey as a result of a two-day meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels.

January 23 – Putin’s “marionette”, the self-proclaimed head of the militants of “People’s Republic of Donetsk” Oleksandr Zakharchenko has said that he will give orders not to capture more prisoners. Pro-Russian collaborators in Donbas will no longer talk to Kyiv about ceasefire, – said Zakharchenko (RIA Novosti). Is he making sure that Hague Tribunal has plenty of evidence?

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Taras Voznyak

Culture expert, political scientist, editor-in-chief and founder of Independent Cultural Journal "Ї", Co-founder and Head of the Board of Directors of Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation (PAUCI), Member of the Board of Directors of International Renaissance Foundation, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Center of International PEN-Club
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