War - Day 341: Occupants put pressure on Donbas and shell peaceful cities
January 30th highlights Russia's invasion of Ukraine has lasted 341 days. The occupiers are concentrating their main pressure in the area of Bakhmut and Vuhledar, and have also intensified their activities in Zaporizhzhia region. At the same time, experts believe that despite the concentration of forces in different parts of the front, the Russians are really only capable of waging an offensive in Donetsk region.
In this article, Telegraph covers the main events in Ukraine and the world on January 30, but you can get more up-to-date information in our Telegram channel at this link.
22:00 France and Australia intend to jointly set up large-scale production of artillery shells for Ukraine, French media report, citing a joint statement by the two countries' defense ministers.
21:00 French President Macron does not rule out the possibility of supplying aircraft to Ukraine.
20:00 Denmark is ready to join the international coalition to provide Ukraine with tanks, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says.
19:00 Deliveries of Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine from the UK are expected by the summer, UK Defense Secretary Bel Wallace said.
18:00 About 9,000 Russian servicemen are now in Belarus, having completed training and returned to Russia for further deployment to Ukraine, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports.
17:00 Russian occupants shelled the areas of Mostky village, Koryukiv district, Leonivka village, Novgorod-Siversky district, Chernihiv region, and Sopych village, Hlukhiv district, probably with 120 mm mortars.
16:00 In some areas of the Zaporizhzhya sector, the enemy tried to carry out assault actions with small groups of people, but failed, said Colonel Yevhen Yeryn, head of the Joint Press Center of the Tauride Defense Forces.
The energy situation in the Odesa region remains the most difficult in Ukraine after the Russian shelling on January 26, reports the spokesman for the Odesa regional military administration, Serhiy Bratchuk.
15:00 British intelligence shows a fresh map of the fighting in Ukraine:
14:00 Poland is ready to give Ukraine F-16 fighter jets if NATO supports it.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy paid a working visit to Mykolaiv region to discuss the operational situation in southern Ukraine, the sanitation of the region's energy system, the reconstruction of educational institutions, and the consequences of Russia's missile and drone attacks.
13:00 Russia has brought new military units to Belarus for training, but the situation on the border remains fully controlled, - State Border Guard Service spokesman Andriy Demchenko.
The occupants shelled the city of Vovchansk in Kharkiv region, one person was killed and another was wounded, - the head of the JMA Sinegubov.
12:00 Russia may shell Ukraine in between massive missile attacks (the last one took place on January 26). This was stated by the head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine Natalia Gumenyuk during a telethon.
11:00 The National Security and Defense Council denies the Russian "offensive" in the Kharkiv sector, as reported by Russian propagandists.
10:00 Russian authorities probably do not rule out the possibility of another round of conscription as part of "partial mobilization," British intelligence says.
Italian Defense Minister Guido Crozetto called for preserving the channels of dialogue "for the Russian people," emphasizing that all Russians should not be considered enemies, Corriere della Sera reports.
09:00 The General Staff publishes the latest Russian losses in Ukraine:
08:00 Western delays in providing Ukraine with long-range weapons, air defense systems and tanks have limited Ukraine's ability to use the opportunities for larger-scale counteroffensive operations amid the failures of the Russian army, analysts at the US Institute for the Study of War (ISW) have concluded.
07:00 Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff: the enemy is conducting offensive actions at the Liman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions. In other areas - on the defense. Over the past day, the enemy carried out an air strike and 3 missile attacks, one of which was on Kharkiv. It fired 44 times from multiple launch rocket systems, including at populated areas. There are wounded and dead among the civilian population.
06:00 Ukraine will not be safe as long as Russia controls Crimea - General Hodges.
05:30 Another blow to Iran: a convoy of military trucks was fired upon by planes in Syria.
05:00 Head of the Munich Security Conference supports the transfer of fighter jets to Ukraine.
03:30 Johnson says Putin threatened a missile strike before the war.
03.00 A strike on a residential building in Kharkiv kills one woman and injures three others.
02:00 Russia refuses UN mediation to end the war against Ukraine - Russian media.01:00 Strike on Kharkiv: one dead and three wounded reported.
01.00 Strike on Kharkiv: one dead and three injured reported.
00:00 In Kharkiv, a Russian S-300 missile hits a residential building in the city center, causing severe damage. According to preliminary information, there are victims.
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