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Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine (January 2023)

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 Photo for illustration / Mykolaiv Regional State Administration after a missile strike by the russian army. Spring 2022
Photo for illustration / Mykolaiv Regional State Administration after a missile strike by the russian army. Spring 2022

The Russian aggression against Ukraine, which began in 2014 with the occupation of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, has shown that the Kremlin is disregarded international law and its international commitments. This is evidenced by the War in Syria and proved by the eight-year Russian-Ukrainian war, which has grown into a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine

Multi-year, Russia has repeatedly violated international humanitarian law in Ukraine. We have a lot of examples of it, but now Defense Express pay attention to the glaring violations of the last few days, which require world condemnation by the community and effective prosecution of offenses in international courts.

The facts of international humanitarian law violations by russian armed forces in Ukraine in February - December 2022 you can find here.

January 27. Six civilians have been killed and nine injured in Russia’s shelling of the Donetsk region over the past day.

Read more: Chronicle of the russian federation Crimes in Ukraine (December)

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.

“On January 26, 2023, Russians killed six civilians in the Donetsk region: two in Ocheretyne, two in Bohoiavlenka, one in Avdiivka and one in Paraskoviivka. Nine more people were injured,” Kyrylenko wrote.

Additionally, it is now impossible to count the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha, Kyrylenko noted.

January 27. At night, Russian troops again shelled Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region.

"Nikopol district had another restless night, the artillery strike alert lasted almost 12 hours. The occupiers attacked Myrove community several times in a row with MLRS, firing half a hundred shells at it," Mykola Lukashuk, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, posted on Telegram.

According to Lukashuk, a store, a bakery, and a beauty salon were damaged as a result of the shelling. Dozens of residential buildings and outbuildings, gas pipelines, and power lines were also hit.

According to preliminary data, civilians were not injured. The inspection of the territories that came under shelling is ongoing.

January 27. A total of 9,278 children have been listed as found in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started. The relevant statement was made by the Ombudsman’s Office in Ukraine on Facebook.

“Following the data from the Children of War state portal, as of January 27, 2023, a total of 343 children were listed as missing and 9,278 as found,” the report states.

A reminder that, as of January 26, 2023, a total of 14,711 children in Ukraine were considered to have been deported.

January 26. The Russians shelled a church in Orikhiv, Zaporizhzhia region, with artillery, the military administration reported.

In Huliaipole, Russian "Grad" and artillery hit a medical facility and private houses.

Iranʼs Shahed drone attacked a garden society in Vilniansk community. One person was injured. Shelling damaged 5 garden houses.

January 26. The police showed the X-55 missile, which Russia tried to use to attack the Kyiv region today. The wreckage of the rocket was recovered from a lake in one of the districts of Kyiv region.

January 26. During the morning attack, Russia hit the building of the Kochubeivka village council of the Kherson region. A 53-year-old man died, four more people were injured.

They were evacuated to hospitals in Kryvyi Rih.

January 26. Two people were killed by shelling in the village of Ocheretyne (Donetsk region). Another person is injured.

January 26. A 70-year-old woman was injured in Kozacha Lopanʼ in Kharkiv district.

January 26. "Ukrenergo" reports that during a massive missile attack, Russia targeted and damaged energy equipment in the southern, central, and southwestern regions.

The main high-voltage equipment was completely destroyed at one of the power facilities in Dnipro region.

January 26. Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces: The Russians launched 55 missiles today from Tu-95, Su-35, MiG-31K aircraft and ships from the Black Sea. These were X-101, X-555, X-47 "Kindzhal", "Caliber" and X-59 missiles.

47 cruise missiles were shot down, 20 of them in the capital area.

January 26. The prosecutorʼs office is investigating the Russian attack on a critical infrastructure facility in Zaporizhzhia. The occupiers struck at night with S-300 missiles. Three people died, seven more were injured.During todayʼs rocket attack, there was a second shelling while rescuers were working on the site. The data on the victims is being verified.

January 26. Power outages may last several days in Odesa, DTEK warned.

January 26. In the morning, Russian troops shelled the village of Kochubeiivka (Kherson region). They aimed at the administrative building. One person died, four were injured.

January 26. Over the past day, the Russians shelled the Kherson region 36 times, Kherson itself — five times. Two people died, five were injured.

January 26. In the morning, about six Tu-95 planes (preliminary, from the Murmansk region) took off and launched missiles. We expect more than 30 rockets, which have already begun to appear in several areas. The Air Defense is working, the spokesman of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Colonel Yurii Ignat reported.

January 26. At night, Russian troops shelled Slovyansk, Donetsk region.

January 25. The occupiers damaged high-rise buildings in Avdiivka (Donetsk region) with repeated shelling. The head of the Regional Military Administration showed the consequences.

January 25. The Russian army shelled Zaporizhzhia. As a result of the "strike" in one of the districts of the city, a private house was destroyed. A woman is under the rubble.

January 25. The Russians shelled Beryslav in the Kherson region. Shells fell near a grocery store.

There are two dead and three wounded people.

January 25. Law enforcement officers exhumed the bodies of the victims of the Russians who were shot in buses in Izyum area on April 14, 2022.

According to the investigation, then the occupiers opened fire on two evacuation buses with civilians in the village of Borova. At least nine people died, 13 survived. The dead were buried by a local resident.

January 25. During the day, 10 civilians were wounded in Donetsk region due to Russian shelling, the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko reported.

January 25. Russia is recruiting imprisoned Ukrainian citizens who were forcibly taken to Russian prisons by the occupiers. In particular, this is happening in Krasnodar.

This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the morning briefing on January 25.

So, in this city, Ukrainian prisoners are being actively recruited into the "Private Military Company of Wagner".

The General Staff indicates that the majority of Ukrainian prisoners are not satisfied with the forced change of situation and the contemptuous attitude of Russian prisoners towards them.

January 24. In Kherson, the Russian military shelled a maternity hospital, a school and a polyclinic. This was announced by the head of the regional military administration, Yaroslav Yanushevich. There were no patients there, only medical workers. According to preliminary information, no one was injured.

Windows and doors were broken in the school and clinic. Fragments of a Russian projectile also hit a gas pipe. People were not injured.

January 24. The prosecutorʼs office began investigating the death of a 19-year-old girl in Sumy region.

On January 23, it came under artillery fire in the village of Kucherivka. She tried to run to shelter with her boyfriend and parents. The latter were wounded.

January 24. The Russians shelled the residential quarter of Kostyantynivka. Four people were injured, including two children.

January 24. The Regional Military Administration showed the consequences of the shelling of the school in Donetsk region in the village of Iverske.

The occupiers also launched a rocket attack on Kramatorsk, targeting an industrial zone and a private house. Vugledar, Avdiivka, Bakhmut and other settlements were also under fire. Two dead and three wounded in the region.

January 24. In the morning, the enemy shelled Kupyansk again. Residential buildings have been hit, large-scale fires have occurred. Information about the destruction and victims is being clarified.

January 24. The Russians hit the residential quarter of Chasiv Yar — one person was killed and two were injured.

January 23. A civilian was killed in the village of Antonivka near Kherson in a Russian strike on January 23. "Russian shells slammed into a building in the village of Antonivka. Fragments of shells killed a man in the yard, broke windows, and damaged walls," Yaroslav Yanushevych, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Yanushevych released a video showing the consequences of the Russian attack.

January 23. Russian artillery forces struck the center of the city of Vorozhba in the Sumy region at about 14:00 on January 23, damaging a residential building, a gas pipeline, power lines and railway infrastructure.

Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the head of the Sumy regional military administration, said this in a post on Telegram.

"At around 14:00, the [Russian] army fired field artillery. Ten shells exploded in the center of the city. There was a direct hit in an apartment building," the report said.

January 23. The Russian forces opened fire 111 times on populated areas of Zaporizhzhia region over the past day, January 22.

That’s according to Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, who reported the news on Telegram.

"Our communities are suffering from active enemy fire: 111 shellings over the past day, 88 of them targeting civilian objects. Forty-one buildings were destroyed, one person was injured. The enemy struck the Hulyaipole, Orikhiv, and Stepnohirsk communities," said the administration chief.

According to the official, work is ongoing in the village of Lezhyne, which the Russians attacked with S-300 missiles yesterday: power networks and the local road have already been restored.

As Ukrinform reported, on the night of January 22, Russian troops launched a missile attack on two villages in Zaporizhzhia region.

January 23. On the night and in the morning of January 23, 2023, Russian troops were shelling the Donetsk region with artillery and the Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), using cluster munitions. Casualties among civilians and destructions were reported.

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.

“In the Donetsk direction, the enemy actively opened fire on Avdiivka: it was struck with artillery and the Grad MLRS, using cluster munitions, late in the evening; came under extensive artillery fire at night; and was shelled with the Grad MLRS early in the morning. The effects are being checked,” Kyrylenko wrote.

January 22. Russian troops shelled the town of Oleshky, which is located on the left-bank part of Kherson region, hitting a school and a residential area.

Oleshky Mayor Yevhen Ryshchuk reported this in Telegram.

"They [Russians] shelled a residential area in Oleshky. There was a hit between buildings 14 and 12. There was a hit near building 17. School 4 was hit. Houses were left without windows," said Ryshchuk.

There was no information whether there were any casualties.

January 22. The armed aggression of the Russian Federation has damaged more than 1,200 objects of cultural infrastructure, including more than 500 cultural monuments, in Ukraine.

"First of all, we are talking about the preservation of those cultural institutions that were damaged. These are more than 1,200 objects of cultural infrastructure, including more than 500 cultural monuments. It is important for us to preserve them this winter," Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko said during the nationwide news telethon.

At the same time, Tkachenko said that the issue of restoration of damaged or destroyed objects of cultural infrastructure is being discussed with Western partners.

"When we talk to our colleagues in the West about supporting recovery, they have a question as to how appropriate it is during the war. We say that it is appropriate," the government official emphasized.

January 22. Today, around 2:30 p.m., the Russian army shelled the village of Petrivka, Zolochiv community, Kharkiv region. A 67-year-old woman died. Commercial buildings and a residential building were hit. In addition, after 15:00, enemy tanks fired at the cemetery in the village of Guryiv Kozachok. Damaged graves.

January 22. Over the course of a day, the Russian military shelled the Zaporizhzhia region 172 times, reported the head of the regional military administration Oleksandr Starukh. 21 settlements were affected. Tonight, the occupiers hit the region with S-300 missiles. In the village of Lezhyne, houses and infrastructure were damaged. The blast wave damaged 10 houses, as well as water, gas, and power lines. In the morning, the Russians shelled Komyshuvakha. The shells gutted residential buildings and infrastructure, people were not injured.

January 22. As of the morning of January 22, 2023, more than 1,373 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of Russiaʼs full-scale armed aggression, the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office reports.

According to the official information of the juvenile prosecutors, 459 children died, and more than 914 were injured of various degrees of severity.

These numbers are not final.

January 22. Last day, the Russians fought in Kupyansk, Vovchansk, Dvorichna, Veterinarne and other settlements of Kharkiv region, reported the head of the regional military administration Oleh Syniehubov.

  • In Kupyansk, shelling damaged a dairy and canning factory and two private houses.
  • In Vovchansk, shells also destroyed private buildings.
  • A 46-year-old civilian was wounded in the village of Veterinarne.
  • On January 21, two men aged 49 and 50 were blown up by an unknown explosive device in the village of Kamyanka, Izyum district. They are in hospital in a moderate condition.
  • During the day in Kharkiv region, pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service defused 14 explosive devices.

January 22. During the night, Russian troops shelled the Marhanets community in the Dnipropetrovsk region three times with heavy artillery, reported the head of the regional military administration Valentyn Reznichenko. More than 30 Russian shells landed in cities and villages. People were not injured.

In the city of Marhanets, shelling damaged a lyceum, an industrial enterprise, a water supply pumping station, and an administrative building.

In a nearby village, shells damaged the power line. Half a thousand families were left without electricity. Emergency works are ongoing.

January 22. On January 21, the Russians wounded two residents of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, reported the head of the regional military administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko.

January 21. The Sumy region: Russians wounded a child during shelling of a border village.

Around 1:00 p.m., the enemy began shelling the Esman community of Shostka district. The Russians hit the village of Studenok with mortars.

Ten mines exploded on the streets of the village, near the homes of local residents. Enemy explosives also hit one of the houses, it was completely destroyed. A 17-year-old boy was in it at the time of the attack. He was taken to the Hlukhiv hospital with numerous shrapnel wounds. The boyʼs life is no longer in danger.

January 21. The head of Donetsk regional administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, reported that the Russian army in Bakhmut fired at a high-rise building, killing two people and wounding three.

January 21. Over the past day, the Russian army killed five civilians in Ukraine. Another 13 people were injured.

January 21. Oleksandr Starukh, the head of Zaporizhzhia regional administration, reported that a woman was killed yesterday in the city of Gulyaipole during enemy shelling. As a result of the shelling of the city of Orikhiv, the premises of the cinema were on fire, and two civilians were injured.

January 21. Last day, the Russian invaders shelled the territory of the Kherson region 36 times. Peaceful towns and villages were hit with artillery, rocket launchers and mortars.

Kherson was shelled 11 times by the Russian army — they fired at residential areas of the city. The houses of the townspeople were damaged.

Last day, four residents of Kherson region were injured.

January 20. Today, the Russians hit Nikopol and the Marhanets community three times with heavy artillery and rocket launchers, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional council, Mykola Lukashuk, said.

People were not injured.

The shelling destroyed one farm building and damaged four residential buildings, a car, a moped and power lines.

January 20. The government of Chechnya has announced its intention to start the production of military "jihad-mobiles" on the basis of the Chechenavto plant. According to the Russian propaganda media, these products should be tested on the basis of the "Russian Special Forces University".

As a rule, a "jihad mobile" is a car with explosives driven by suicide bombers. Such cars were actively used by ISIS terrorists.

January 20. The border guards in the Bakhmut district destroyed the reconnaissance group and repelled the assault of the invaders.

Two agents were killed, three others were wounded.

January 20. The head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration showed the consequences of yesterdayʼs shelling in Kupyansk. The occupiers destroyed the school with S-300 missiles. There were no victims.

January 20. Russian troops shelled several front-line cities of Donetsk region. A rocket fell near a kindergarten in Kramatorsk. A person died in Bakhmut. There is also a deceased person in Ivanovske.

January 20. Over the past day, the occupiers shelled Kherson region 90 times and Kherson 19 times.

One person died, three civilians were injured.

January 20. On January 19, the enemy continued to hit the border settlements in Kharkiv region, reported the head of the Regional Military Administration Oleh Synegubov.

The occupiers shelled Timofiivka, Veterynarne, Strilecha, Staritsa, Vovchansk, Vilcha, Dvorichna, Kupyansk and other settlements with mortars, artillery and anti-aircraft guns.

Four private houses were damaged in Timofiivka, Bohoduhiv district, and two nine-story buildings, 10 private houses, garages and farm buildings were damaged in Vovchansk, Chuhuiv district.

But in the Kupyansk district, Kupyansk and Dvorichna suffered from shelling. There, 5 private houses, farm buildings and cars were damaged. The occupiers also fired at the premises of the boarding school with an anti-aircraft missile complex (AMC) S-300.

There were no victims.

January 20. The night of January 20 was calm in all regions of Dnipropetrovsk region, the head of the Regional Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko reported.

The siren in the Nikopol district warned of danger for more than 11 hours, but there were no attacks.

This is the fifth night without shelling in the Nikopol district in the last 6 months, since the Russians began to hit it with multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery.

January 20. The Russians killed 4 civilians in Donetsk region over the past day.

January 20. The head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh informed that the Russians shelled 21 settlements in the region 224 times over the past day.

January 19. Russia stole nearly 50 OSCE Special Monitoring Mission’s vehicles and transported them to the occupied areas in eastern Ukraine.

That’s according to Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna, who spoke at the special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Criminal Moscow regime went further and committed another crime against the OSCE, having stolen around 50 OSCE SMM vehicles. These vehicles reportedly were transferred by Russia to the temporary occupied territory in eastern Ukraine last weekend,” the diplomat said.

It is likely that due to Russia feeling its impunity, “today we have to address the issue of possible provocation with the use of OSCE vehicles in Donbas.”

As reported, on January 16, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe stated that they retain no physical presence in Donbas and no vehicles with OSCE identification marks are used there for the OSCE purposes.

January 19. In the morning, the Russians shelled several settlements in Donetsk region.

At least one person was injured.

January 19. The head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh informed that over the past day, the Russians shelled 17 of our settlements 153 times.

So far, 28 reports of destruction have been recorded.

January 19. The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko, reported that the Russians shelled Nikopol region that night with "Grad" systems and heavy artillery. More than 30 shells landed in two communities — Chervonohryhorivka and Marhanets.

Preliminary, people were not injured.

January 18. The Russians struck Krasnopillia and Shalyhine communities in Sumy region.

"The Russians shelled Krasnopillia and Shalyhine communities throughout the day," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

The enemy opened mortar fire on Krasnopillia community, firing four bombs. In both cases, there were no casualties or damage.

January 18. During the day, the Russians shelled the Krasnopillia and Shalyhyne communities of the Sumy region with mortars, Dmytro Zhivytskyi, the head of the regional military administration, said.

According to him, there were four landings in the Krasnopil community, and 15 Russian mines of 120 mm caliber landed in Shalyhune.

In both cases, there were no injuries or damage.

January 18. Over the past day, the Russians shelled Kherson region 83 times, and Kherson — 26 times. Four people were injured.

January 18. Yesterday, January 17, two civilians were wounded in Donetsk region during shelling by the Russian army. These are people from Bakhmut and the village of Orlivka, the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko informed.

January 18. The Russians covered the Nikopol area three times with fire from heavy artillery. More than two dozen enemy shells landed in two communities — Marhanets and Chervonohryhorivka.

People are intact. Damaged houses and power lines. The consequences are still being clarified.

January 17. The Russians hit the Kupyansk Motor Vehicle Vocational College in Kharkiv region. There are no victims.

However, the premises of the educational institution were almost completely destroyed.

January 17. The search operation in Dnipro has ended. 44 people are considered dead, 20 people are missing. 79 people were injured. 39 people were saved.

January 17. From the beginning of the invasion until January 15 of this year, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recorded 18 358 victims of the war among the Ukrainian civilian population. 7 031 people are considered dead.

The UN emphasizes that the real number of victims is much higher.

January 17. The Russian army fired at a critical infrastructure enterprise in Kherson, the head of the Regional Military Administration Yaroslav Yanushevych informed.

"Today, around 11:00 a.m., Russian troops shelled the management of the utility company. The shells damaged the administration building, the machine and assembly halls, and the oxygen station," he wrote. According to him, people were not injured.

January 17. Last day, the Russians shelled Kherson region 102 times, and the city of Kherson — 36 times. The shells hit a boarding school, a hospital and residential buildings. One person died, two others were injured.

January 17. The head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Kim reported that the Russians shelled the Ochakiv community on the evening of January 16. One person died.

January 17. The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentin Reznichenko informed that in Dnipro, 90% of the rubble of the building destroyed by the Russian strike had already been dismantled.

The numbers remain unchanged: 40 people died, 25 are still missing.

January 17. The Russian occupiers shelled the Zaporizhzhia region 130 times a day. About 64 buildings and objects of civil infrastructure were damaged.

January 16. Russian troops shelled the Nikopol district, Dnipropetrovsk region, overnight.

Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Valentyn Reznichenko, wrote this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"The Nikopol district came under enemy shelling again... At night, the Russians shelled the district several times with heavy artillery. At least 15 shells landed in the Marhanets and Chervonohryhorivka communities," he wrote. People were not injure

January 16. On January 15, 2023, a total of 18 civilians were killed and 34 injured in Russian attacks on the territory of Ukraine.

The relevant statement was made by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko on Telegram.

According to the data from regional military administrations, 15 civilians were killed and two injured (recovered from under the rubble of the apartment block destroyed in Russia’s missile attack on Dnipro on January 14, 2023) in the Dnipropetrovsk region, seven injured in the Donetsk region, nine injured in the Zaporizhzhia region, two injured in the Kharkiv region, three killed and 14 injured in the Kherson region.

January 16. On January 15, Russian troops struck the Kutsurub community in Mykolaiv region. No casualties were reported.

Vitaliy Kim, head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, announced this on Telegram.

“On January 15, at 13:50, the enemy launched artillery strikes outside a settlement in the Kutsurub community. There were no reports of casualties or damage," Kim wrote.

January 16. About 30 windows have been blown out in a children’s hospital in the city of Kherson, following Russia’s another attack. Fortunately, no casualties were reported.

The relevant statement was made by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko on Telegram.

“Russians continue to cause terror against Kherson hospitals. A children’s hospital has come under enemy fire this time. About 30 windows were blown out in a 6-storey neonatal department,” Tymoshenko wrote.

January 16. A total of 455 children have been killed and over 897 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

“As of January 16, 2023, over 1,352 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile prosecutors, a total of 455 children were killed and over 897 received injuries of various severity levels,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas. urrently, most casualties were recorded in the Donetsk region (429), Kharkiv region (269), Kyiv region (117), Zaporizhzhia region (84), Kherson region (83), Mykolaiv region (82), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (66) and Dnipropetrovsk region (56).

The body of a 4-year-old child was found at the site of a 9-storey apartment block, which was struck by a Russian missile in the city of Dnipro on January 14, 2023. Rescue works continue.

On January 16, 2023, Russian troops launched two missile strikes on the city of Zaporizhzhia. A 5-storey apartment block was damaged, and three children were reported injured. A 16-year-old girl was taken to hospital.

As a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, a total of 3,126 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine, and 337 of them were destroyed completely.

January 15. On Sunday, January 15, Russian troops shelled four communities in the Sumy region. In total, the occupiers struck 44 times during the day.

"During the day, the Russians made 44 strikes on the border of the Sumy region. The communities of Bilopillia, Khotyn, Seredyno-Buda and Krasnopillia were under fire," wrote the head of the region, Dmytro Zhivytskyi.

January 15. The death toll from a Russian missile attack in the Dnipro has increased to 27. 27 people were injured, including six children. Everyone is in the hospital.

January 15. There is a large deficit of generation in Ukraine's energy system after the latest Russian missile attack.

According to Ukrinform, YASNO General Director Serhii Kovalenko said this on Facebook.

"The generation deficit in the power system after the attack is huge. A number of thermal power plants are not operating due to severe damage. It is still too early to predict the recovery period. It is not yet known how long the repairs will last," Kovalenko said.

He noted that the problem is so serious that Ukrenergo has significantly limited consumption throughout Ukraine and in Kyiv in particular.

"Distribution system operators must adhere to these restrictions in order not to deteriorate the condition of the system. Therefore, emergency shutdowns can be used," Kovalenko said.

He noted that the destruction is significant. "All energy companies are working on restoration, but we need to be prepared for the fact that outages can be long," Kovalenko said.

January 15. The death toll after a Russian missile attack on a high-rise building in Dnipro has risen to 25.

January 15. In the Kherson region near Velyka Oleksandrivka, people were blown up by a mine left by the Russian occupiers.

Two men, 53 and 35 years old, were checking their fields and came across an enemy mine. Both died on the spot due to their injuries.

January 15. The Russian occupiers dealt another blow to a residential quarter of Kherson. Two people were injured.

January 15. Russian troops shelled the village of Nevske in the Luhansk region. One person was injured. Currently, more than 140 people live there.

January 15. Over the past day, the Russian army killed 26 civilians in Ukraine — 21 people in the Dnipro and another five in the Donetsk region.

January 14. Ten people were killed in a Russian missile strike on an apartment block in Dnipro city.

"Death toll has risen to nine, including a 15-year-old girl... And 64 people were injured, 59 were hospitalized, the rest are treated at home. A Russian missile brought grief to dozens of Dnipro city families. Payback time will come," Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Later, he reported that the death toll rose to 10.

Deputy Head of the President's Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko specified that 37 people, including six children, were rescued from the building. Fourteen children are among 64 people injured.

As reported, the enemy struck a multi-storey apartment building in Dnipro. A section with 72 apartments was destroyed, there could be up to 200 people.

January 14. Russian missile strike hits residential building in Dnipro.

A nine-story apartment building was hit in Dnipro by a Russian missile strike on Jan. 14 during another large-scale attack on Ukraine, according to the Presidential Office.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the President’s Office, published photos of a severely damaged residential building in Dnipro, a city in the central-east of Ukraine, saying that there are people under the rubble.

According to Tymoshenko, first responders are working at the site.

Explosions were reported in at least 10 Ukrainian oblasts during the mass missile strike on Ukraine's critical infrastructure in the afternoon of Jan. 14. Local authorities in Lviv and Kharkiv oblasts reported that some critical infrastructure was hit by the attack. Emergency power cut-offs were introduced in multiple regions shortly after. The casualties and level of damage are yet to be determined across Ukraine.

January 14. Rescuers have eliminated the effects of Russia’s missile attack on the city of Kyiv, which took place in the morning of January 14, 2023.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian State Emergency Service on Telegram.

Enemy projectiles hit several locations in Kyiv’s Holosiivskyi district and Dniprovskyi district.

In the Holosiivskyi district, the missile fragment fell within the territory of an enterprise, having caused a fire of 20 square meters in area in a metal warehouse facility. Fifteen rescuers and four equipment units were working at the scene.

January 14. In Kyiv region, 18 private houses were damaged as a result of the morning missile attack.

"As a result of the morning attack, 18 private houses were damaged. Roofs and windows were broken. Emergency services are working at the scene. So far, no casualties have been reported," Oleksiy Kuleba, Head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

He also noted that the fire at a critical infrastructure facility was put out.

Deputy Head of the President's Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko posted on Telegram that residential buildings were struck in the village of Kopyliv, Kyiv region, during the missile attack.

"Kyiv region, Kopyliv village. During the morning attack, residential buildings were struck. Windows were broken in the houses of local residents. According to preliminary information, nobody was injured," Tymoshenko wrote.

January 14. In Mykolaiv region, Russian troops attacked Ochakiv town and community with MLRS on the morning of January 14. A fire broke out at a civilian infrastructure facility. The enemy started firing at 06:09.

"The windows in apartment blocks were damaged, a garage and two cars caught fire. As a result of the impact, a fire broke out at a civilian infrastructure facility. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties. The information is being clarified," Vitaliy Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Also, on the morning of January 14, at 06:30, a residential building was damaged in a settlement of Kutsurub community as a result of the enemy shelling. According to preliminary data, nobody was injured.

January 14. The Russian occupiers struck Zaporizhzhia in the morning of January 14. This was announced by the secretary of the Zaporizhzhia City Council, Anatoly Kurtiev.

Around 06:00, explosions rang out in the city, an air alert was declared in the region, which ended at 06:30.

According to Head of Huliaipole Police Department Oleksandr Hordienko, Russian troops open fire on the city of Huliaipole and the Huliaipole district on a daily basis. The enemy uses all the available means, such as the Grad and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), self-propelled artillery systems, helicopters and tanks. On the night of January 7, 2023, when Russia declared the so-called ‘Christmas truce’, about 230 projectiles hit Huliaipole.

January 14. In the morning, the Russians shelled Kharkiv with S-300 missiles. The mayor of the city Igor Terekhov reported that four hits have been recorded in the Industrial district. Information about the victims and destruction is still being clarified.

Later the head of the Kharkiv regional administration Oleg Syniegubov warned the residents of Kharkiv that due to the morning rocket attack in the city, emergency power outages are possible. Currently, the units of the State Emergency Service and the Energy Department of Ukraine are working on eliminating the consequences and stabilizing the electricity supply situation.

January 13. The occupiers massively shelled Kurakhove. One person was injured.

January 13. The head of the Sumy regional administration, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, said that the Russians had fired 55 strikes on the border of the Sumy region during the day. The enemy used various types of weapons: rockets, mines, shells and explosive devices dropped from drones.

January 13. At night and in the morning, the Russians did not stop shelling along the entire front line in the Donetsk region. There is significant destruction and injuries.

January 13. During the day, the Russians attacked the Kupyansk, Kharkiv and Chuguyiv districts of the Kharkiv region, Oleg Syniegubov, the head of the regional administration, stated.

In particular, Kupyansk, Strilecha, Dvorichna, Ohirtseve, Ridkodub and other towns and villages of the region were under enemy fire.

In Kupyansk, the shelling damaged a five-story residential building, private houses, and farm buildings. A 75-year-old man was injured, he was hospitalized in a moderate condition.

A 68-year-old man was injured in Dvorichna, Kupyansk district. He is also in moderate condition.

Over the course of a day, pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service defused 69 explosive objects in the Kharkiv region.

January 13. Over the past day, 12 civilians became victims of Russian aggression. Four people died, eight more were injured.

January 13. Russian troops killed two residents of Donetsk region and wounded two more in the past day.

January 13. Last night, Russian troops shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region. The Marganets community was affected. A dozen enemy shells flew there. People were unharmed.

January 12. The occupiers hit the residential area of Gulyaipole with rockets. Private and commercial buildings, as well as the property of a utility company, were damaged. One woman died. A man was taken out from under the rubble.

January 12. Russia may launch an offensive on the left-bank part of Zaporizhzhia, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Gromov said. The enemy is trying to seize the strategic initiative.

January 12. Victims among the civilian population as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in the past day:

  • Dnipropetrovsk region — 1 wounded;
  • Donetsk region — 1 dead;
  • Zaporizhzhia region — 2 wounded;
  • Kherson region — 1 dead, 5 wounded.

January 12. During the night and morning of January 12, the Russian occupiers shelled the front line in the Donetsk region.

According to the head of the regional administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, the Russians shelled Vuhledar in the Volnovakha direction — six houses were damaged there. The outskirts of Novoukrainka and Bogoyavlenka also came under fire. There were no victims.

  • Photo: Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk OVA

In the Donetsk direction, the occupiers shelled the Kurakhove community. In Kurakhove, Russian shells hit the administrative building, three high-rise buildings and the territory of the enterprise. In Kurakhivka, shelling damaged a two-story building and a private house. In the morning, the Russians again hit Kurakhove, and at night — in Maryinka, Avdiivka, and the surroundings of the Ocheretyne community.

A person died in Paraskoviivka of the Soledar community due to Russian shelling. Intense shelling continues in the city of Soledar.

In addition, on the afternoon of January 11, the Kostyantynivska community came under fire. Shells damaged the road, people were not injured.

In the Lysychansk direction, shelling destroyed three houses in Lyman, and Siversk also came under Russian fire. There were no victims.

January 12. On the night of January 12, the Russian army launched a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia. In one of the districts, private houses and infrastructure facilities were damaged. The extent of the damage is still being determined, but according to preliminary data, no one was injured.

January 11. Russia's plans to deport Ukrainian citizens from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, in particular Kherson region, are an act of genocide, and both those who approved such decisions and those who executed them will bear responsibility for this.

Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk said this on the air of nationwide telethon, Ukrinform reports.

"Our intelligence sources confirm that Russia is really trying to commit another act of genocide, I won't even call it a deportation, because the forced, violent removal of Ukrainian citizens is an act of genocide, and of course, they [Russians] will be held accountable for this. I would like to appeal to high-ranking officials of the enemy state so that they think carefully before doing this, because everyone will be held accountable - from those who approved such decrees to the driver who forcibly took Ukrainians to the territory of Russia," said Vereshchuk.

January 11. The Maxar company showed satellite images of Soledar and the neighboring village of Bakhmutske.

January 11. Communal workers began repairing the Kherson perinatal center, which was shelled by the Russians a few hours ago.

January 11. The Russians once again shelled Kurakhove.

January 11. Russian troops shelled the perinatal center in Kherson. According to preliminary information, there were no injured or dead.

January 11. The occupiers again shelled the Kherson childrenʼs hospital. The polyclinic and the neonatal building were damaged. There are no victims.

January 11. Russian occupiers shelled the territory of the Kherson region 63 times. Settlements suffered from attacks from artillery, rocket systems, mortars, and tanks.

The Russians shelled Kherson 24 times. The occupiers attacked an educational institution, a hospital, private and apartment buildings.

As a result of the shelling, five people received injuries of varying degrees of severity.

January 11. During the previos day, the Russians killed one civilian of Donetsk region — in Bakhmut. Another person in the region was injured.

January 11. Yesterday, around 11:00 p.m., the Russian occupiers shelled Kharkiv — according to preliminary information, with Smerch anti-aircraft missile system. In the Kyivsky district of the city, the occupiers hit a pyrotechnics warehouse. There was a large-scale fire, during which detonation was observed. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

During the day, the enemy shelled the areas of more than 20 settlements of the Kharkiv region in the Kupyansk, Kharkiv, Chuhuyiv and Bohodukhiv districts.

On the contact line, the enemy tried to advance in the Hryanikyvka district of the Kupyansk district. But retreated with losses, having been repulsed.

January 11. The occupiers shelled the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region. They fired more than 20 shells that landed in the Chervona Hryhorivka community, Marganets and Nikopol. No casualties.

January 11. Over the past day, as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, one civilian was killed and six others were injured.

January 10. A civilian has been injured in Russia’s another attack on the city of Kherson.

The relevant statement was made by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Kherson. Another shelling of the city, another damage caused to the housing stock and infrastructure. A local resident has been injured,” Tymoshenko wrote.

In his words, the enemy projectile landed in the yard of an apartment block. Tymoshenko posted the photographs, showing a crater filled with water. Presumably, some water supply systems were damaged.

January 10. the Russian troops once again struck the border territories of Sumy and Chernihiv regions, northern Ukraine. A total of 42 strikes were recorded.

"The enemy army continues firing mortars and artillery at the border settlements of Chernihiv and Sumy regions," the Operational Command "North" posted on Telegram.

From 11:50 to 12:45, 21 strikes were recorded, presumably launched from a 120mm mortar, in the area of Senkivka settlement. No military personnel or civilian casualties were reported. Military equipment and civilian infrastructure were not damaged.

January 10. As a result of the Russian invasion, more than 16,000 people were killed in Ukraine, and more than 1,000 bodies were exhumed from mass graves.

According to Ukrinform, the relevant report was issued by the publication ZMINA, referring to the response from the main investigative department of the National Police of Ukraine.

"In 2022, as a result of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 16,502 people were killed. The National Police discovered 21 mass graves in the de-occupied territories, were 1,033 bodies of civilians and soldiers were exhumed," the report says.

Thus, according to the National Police, the largest number of deaths was recorded in Donetsk region – 4,746, in Kharkiv region – 3,784, in Mykolaiv region – 2,207, in Kyiv region – 2,072, in Chernihiv region - 899, in Luhansk region - 815, in Kherson region - 686, in Sumy region - 341, in Zhytomyr region - 283, in Zaporizhzhia region - 66.

As many as 21 mass graves were found in the liberated territories. Of which, three mass graves were discovered in Donetsk region (278 bodies of civilians and 37 bodies of Ukrainian servicemen were exhumed), 14 in Kyiv (177 bodies were exhumed), two in Kharkiv (451 bodies of civilians and 44 bodies of Ukrainian servicemen were exhumed), two in Kherson - (46 bodies were exhumed).

"Out of the indicated number, most of the bodies have gunshot wounds and mine blast injuries (it is impossible to specify the exact number of such persons due to the incompleteness of the expert studies intended to establish the causes of death)," the report says.

As reported by Ukrinform, law enforcement officers discovered 54 torture chambers and recorded more than 5,000 cases of torture in the liberated territories of Ukraine.

January 10. In Ukraine, during the full-scale invasion of Russia (from February 24 to the morning of January 10), at least 453 children were killed, and at least 879 were injured of various degrees of severity. However, these data are still not final.

This is reported by the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office with reference to data from juvenile prosecutors.

January 10. On Tuesday morning, Russian invaders again struck the coastal strip of the Ochakiv community in the Mykolaiv region. Last night in Ochakiv, 15 people were injured by an enemy attack, 200 residential buildings and infrastructure facilities were damaged.

This was reported by the head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Kim.

January 10. The head of Donetsk regional administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, showed how communal workers eliminate the consequences of a Russian missile attack on Kramatorsk.

January 10. Over the past day, the Russian occupiers shelled the Kherson region 46 times with artillery, anti-aircraft guns, mortars and tanks, Yaroslav Yanushevych, the head of the regional administration, reported.

The Russians shelled the city of Kherson 14 times. The occupiers once again attacked the residential quarters of the city.

Two residents of the Kherson region were killed, two more were injured.

January 10. The Russians shelled the Nikopol district twice during the night. The Marganets community came under enemy fire. More than 30 deadly shells flew there. People were not injured. There is destruction — damaged houses and cafes. The consequences are still being investigated.

January 10. During the past day, January 9, the Russian occupying forces launched eight missile and 31 air strikes. They carried out 63 attacks from rocket salvo systems. This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

January 9. A Russian rocket hit a car, killing two people, during the shelling of Kramatorsk, Donetsk region. "Rocket attack on the town. The occupiers hit the roadway and a car with people in it," Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko posted on Telegram.

According to Tymoshenko, two people in the car were killed.

January 9. During the day, four border communities of Sumy region were struck from the territory of Russia.

"During the day, the enemy launched 94 strikes on Shalyhine, Krasnopillia, Bilopillia, and Yunakivka communities," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Facebook.

The Russians shelled Shalyhine community with mortars (10 strikes) and tube artillery (27 explosions).

The enemy hit Krasnopillia community with tube artillery (12 strikes) and MLRS (23 strikes). In addition, the Russians dropped two explosives from a drone on the territory of the community.

Bilopillia community was struck with mortars from Russian territory (12 strikes).

"The enemy also opened mortar fire (8 explosions) on Yunakivka community," Zhyvytskyy added.

Nobody was injured.

January 9. In the Luhansk region, battles are raging for the village of Novoselivske. Russians also struck the village of Nevske. Casualties among civilians were reported.

The relevant statement was made by Luhansk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Haidai on Facebook.

“Battles are raging for Novoselivske. The village is completely ruined and empty. The last local resident has been killed by a Russian sniper recently,” Haidai wrote.

January 9. Russian troops again struck Kherson city, killing a civilian.

"Kherson. The occupiers shelled the city once again. A shell fell right at the intersection of the residential neighborhood. The projectile impact caused a fire in a private house. One person was killed," Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko posted on Telegram.

January 9. The Security Service of Ukraine intercepted a phone call of a Russian soldier, which confirms that the invaders killed civilians and raped women while retreating from Lyman in Donetsk region.

In the intercepted conversation, the Russian admits that their troops “massacred everyone there” when leaving the town.

"We raped, massacred, shot them dead there. In Lyman, in Torske, we were just going and gunning them down. All young men were taken away," he said.

January 9. The number of injured people in Ochakiv has increased to 9, the head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council, Hanna Zamazeyeva, reported.

January 9. The Office of the President of Ukraine reported that more than 100 houses were damaged in Ochakiv.

January 9. The police of the Mykolaiv region reported heavy shelling of Ochakov.

«According to preliminary information, three people were injured. In total, as a result of the shelling, about 50 objects (houses, apartments...) were damaged,» said police chief Serhiy Shaikhet.

January 9. The occupiers launched a massive artillery attack on Kurakhivka (Donetsk region).

Private residential buildings and farm buildings were damaged. The car caught fire.

Two civilians were injured and are being treated.

January 9. In the Chernihiv region, Russian troops shelled a cemetery during the burial of a local resident. The relevant statement was made by Suspilne.

The incident took place in the village of Hremiach, which is part of the Novhorod-Siverskyi community, on January 8, 2023. According to the village head, Andrii Irkha, there were two attacks on the cemetery. Russian mortar shells left craters just 30 meters away from the fresh grave. Fortunately, civilians remained unharmed.

One of local residents, who had witnessed the enemy shelling, filmed a video to show its aftermath. Russian projectiles hit old graves and left craters.Enemy shell fragments caused damage to crosses and graves.

January 8. German representative for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Katharina Lumpp has said that the number of Ukrainians who have had to flee the country makes it Europe's biggest refugee crisis since World War II. This was reported by DW, according to Ukrinform.

In particular, more than 7.9 million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the war and another 5.9 million people are internally displaced, Lumpp said.

Lump added the US and Germany were top humanitarian donors, with Germany having provided more than EUR 1 billion in humanitarian aid to Ukraine since the Russian invasion began.

January 8. Russian forces shelled the border area of Sumy region last night. No casualties were reported.

Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, reported this on Telegram.

"The situation at the border as of 09:30 on January 8, 2023. The night in Sumy region was quiet, but around midnight, Russians shelled the Znob-Novhorodske community with a self-propelled artillery system. As a result of the shelling, a fire broke out on the territory of a local enterprise. People were not injured," he wrote.

according to data provided by the UNHCR, the number of Ukrainians who left for European countries after the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion has reached 7.9 million.

January 8. Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, said this in a post on Telegram, describing the operational situation in the region.

"After midnight, the enemy fired seven missiles at Kramatorsk and two at Kostiantynivka. An educational institution, an industrial facility and garages were damaged in Kramatorsk, and an industrial zone was damaged in Kostiantynivka. Fortunately, there were no casualties," he said.

January 8. In Donetsk region, one civilian was killed and eight more were injured in Russian strikes over the past day.

"On January 7, the Russians killed one civilian in Donetsk region — in Bakhmut. Eight people were injured in the region," Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

As noted, it is currently impossible to establish the exact number of casualties in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

January 8. "The Russian-occupation forces fired heavy artillery at Nikopol district twice. They hit Chervonohryhorivka and Myrove communities. One and a half dozen shells exploded there," Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

People were not injured. Representatives of the State Emergency Service continue to inspect the affected areas to establish the consequences of the attacks.

January 8. In Donetsk region, Russian troops launched seven missile strikes on Kramatorsk and two on Kostiantynivka this night, damaging the buildings of an educational institution and an industrial facility.

"The Russian-occupation forces launched seven missile strikes on Kramatorsk and two on Kostiantynivka this night. In Kramatorsk, the buildings of an educational institution, an industrial facility, and a garage cooperative, were damaged. In Kostiantynivka, industrial zone was hit," Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Government, posted on Telegram.

According to preliminary information, nobody was injured during the shelling.

January 7. Russian invaders shelled Kherson region 39 times in the past day. One person killed, seven more were injured.

Yaroslav Yanushevych, head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram.

"Russian occupiers shelled the territory of Kherson region 39 times. Peaceful settlements in the region were struck with artillery, MLRS, mortars and tanks. Yesterday, one person - a rescuer - was killed in Russian shelling, seven residents of Kherson region got injuries of varying degrees of severity,” he wrote.

January 7. During the day, the Russian military attacked Velyka Pysarivka and Shalyhine communities in Sumy region.

“Velyka Pysarivka community: the enemy dropped two explosives from a drone on the yard of a local resident. Miraculously, the man was not injured," Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, posted on Telegram.

Shalyhine community was also struck. the Russians opened fire from machine guns twice, a total of 17 rounds were recorded. No casualties or damages were reported.

January 7. In Kharkiv region on January 6, Russian forces shelled the cities of Kupiansk and Vovchansk, as well as the village of Dvorichna, damaging residential buildings and farm buildings.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram.

"The Russian occupiers continue to terrorize the civilian population of border towns in Kharkiv region. Last day, the enemy shelled Kupiansk, Vovchansk and Dvorichna. As a result of the shelling, residential buildings and commercial buildings were damaged. Fortunately, there were no victims," the report says.

The region’s governor added that the villages of Krasne, Strelecha, Zarichne, Kyslivka, Kotliarivka and other border settlements of the Kupiansk, Chuhuiv and Kharkiv districts also came under enemy fire.

January 7. Russian troops have forced about 3,000 workers at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant to obtain Russian passports.

That’s according to a morning update by the General Staff of the Armed Forces.

In the past 24 hours, the enemy launched a missile strike and fired 20 volleys from multiple rocket launchers.

The threat of air and missile strikes remains in place for the entire territory of Ukraine.

January 7. The Russian army killed two civilians and injured seven more in Donetsk region on January 6. Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, said this in a Telegram post.

"On January 6, the Russians killed two residents of Donetsk region: in Bakhmut and Krasna Hora. Seven more people in the region were injured,” he wrote.

January 6. Russian invaders on January 6 shelled the border areas of the Sumy region with self-propelled artillery.

Tthe head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, reported this on Telegram.

"Throughout the day, the Russians hit the Shalyhyne border community with self-propelled guns. There were two hits," the report read.

January 6. Russians are planning terrorist attacks in churches on the temporarily occupied territories on Orthodox Christmas, in order to later blame Ukraine, in a classic false flag operation.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk spoke of this on the air of the national telethon.

"They intend to commit terrorist attacks outside churches, where there will be large crowds, and blame Ukrainian authorities and Ukrainian Army. We understand this, so we act preventively. We warn our people and explain to them the threat of such actions by the enemy. Don’t believe a single word uttered by occupiers; if possible, refrain from attending church services in the areas where shelling continues because the occupier will use people as the target of terrorist attacks," said Vereshchuk.

January 6. In Mykolaiv region, the Russian invaders have damaged more than 14,700 civilian objects since the war began.

This was announced by the press service of the Mykolaiv Regional State Administration on Facebook.

"As of January 6, 14,708 civilian objects, including 9,540 residential buildings, 92 medical and 397 educational institutions, and 184 cultural objects, have been partially damaged or completely destroyed in Mykolaiv region since the Russian invasion began,” the report says.

It is also emphasized that 189 industrial enterprises and more than 2,000 critical infrastructure facilities - gas and electricity networks, boiler houses, pumping stations, etc. were damaged. Currently, a total of 5,804 consumers in the region have been left without gas supply.

January 6. One person was injured, residential buildings and a hospital were damaged as Russian invaders shelled Kurakhove and Kramatorsk in Donetsk region on the morning of January 5.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military administration, wrote this on Telegram.

"The day in Kurakhove began with enemy artillery fire. The Russians shelled the city center, targeting two apartment buildings and a private house. A local hospital’s department was also damaged - according to preliminary information, one person was injured there," the region’s governor wrote and published relevant photos.

January 6. Five civilians were killed and eleven more were injured in Ukraine as a result of the Russian aggression on January 5

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said this in a post on Telegram, referring to figures from the regional military administrations.

According to him, one person was killed and three were injured in Donetsk region; two people were killed and three were injured in Zaporizhzhia region; one person was injured Kharkiv region; six people were killed and four were injured in Kherson region.

January 6. The Russian occupation forces continued shelling the Ukrainian border areas on January 5. No casualties were reported.

This was reported by the State Border Guard Service, according to Ukrinform.

"The Semenivka community of Chernihiv region has come under enemy fire. The enemy inflicted fire damage employing mortars. Late in the evening, the enemy fired six 120mm caliber mines from the side of Lomakivka along the border of the Semenivka community. Fortunately, there were no casualties or destruction," the statement reads.

January 6. Russian troops have already killed 453 children across Ukraine since invasion-start.

That’s according to the Prosecutor General's Office.

"As of the morning of January 6, 2023, more than 1,330 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of the Russian full-scale armed aggression. According to the official information provided by juvenile prosecutors, 453 children were killed and 877 sustained injuries of varying severity," the statement reads.

The data is not final as efforts are underway to verify reports coming from active hostility zones, temporarily captured and liberated territories.

The largest numbers of affected children were recorded in Donetsk region (429), Kharkiv region (268), Kyiv region (117), Kherson region (83), Mykolaiv region (81), Zaporizhia region (81), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (65), and Dnipropetrovsk region (40).

On January 5, a 12-year-old boy was killed along with his family in Beryslav, Kherson region, as a result of enemy shelling, when a projectile hit a residential building.

A total of 3,126 educational facilities were damaged due to bombardments and shelling by the Russian armed forces, of which 337 were completely destroyed.

January 6. The Russian invaders again shelled the Nikopol district in Dnipropetrovsk region overnight.

Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, wrote this on Telegram.

January 6. Maxar Technologies has published the satellite imagery of Bakhmut city in Donetsk region, comparing the images of the city's outskirts taken in August 2022 and now. They show significant destruction of buildings and infrastructure.

“The city has been the focus of intense battles between Russian and Ukrainian forces for the past 6 months and the imagery reveals extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure. Before Aug 1, 2022, after Jan 4, 2023,” Maxar posted on Twitter.

January 5. The occupiers are shelling Orikhiv and Stepnohirsk. Yesterday, two people were killed in the village of Prymorske, and three others were wounded.

January 5. Law enforcement officers identified most of the fighters of the 5th separate tank brigade of the 36th army of the Eastern District of Russia, who shot 10 civilian cars on the Zhytomyr highway (M06) in March. Then 13 Ukrainians were killed, six more were wounded.

The battalion commander of this brigade was declared suspicious. It was he who directed the shooting.

January 5. In the morning, the Russian army shelled Chornobayivka and Komyshany in Kherson region, the head of the Regional Military Administration Yanushevych reported.

Damaged houses, cars, agricultural premises, power lines and gas pipelines. Four people were wounded.

January 5. A 64-year-old resident of Nikopol, who was seriously wounded as a result of the shelling of the city the day before, died in the hospital.

January 5. Over the past day, the Russian army has shelled the territory of Kherson region 41 times with artillery, anti-aircraft guns and mortars, and nine times Kherson itself. Three people were wounded, the head of the Regional Military Administration Yanushevych informed.

January 5. On January 4, the Russians killed two civilians of Donetsk region — in Bakhmut. 3 more people in the region were wounded.

January 4. The occupiers attacked the private sector of the city of Kurakhove in Donetsk region. Windows, roofs, facades of private houses and heating network were damaged. There are no casualties.

January 4. The occupiers fired heavy artillery at the residential area of Nikopol. Preliminary, one person was wounded.

January 4. Russian troops shelled Bakhmut with artillery and mortars. Two women died.

January 4. The Russian military shelled the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia at night. S-300 missiles hit two warehouses. One person was wounded. A 5-story residential building was damaged by the blast wave.

January 3. On January 3, the Russians killed one civilian resident of Donetsk region — in Kurakhove, the head of the Regional Military Administrat Pavlo Kyrylenko reported.

Five more people in the region were wounded.

January 3. The Russians fired heavy artillery at Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk region, the head of the Regional Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko reported.

A dozen enemy shells flew into the residential quarters. People were not wounded.

The shelling damaged several residential buildings and commercial buildings, a car, a gas pipeline, and a power line.

January 3. The National Palace of Arts "Ukraine" published a selection of videos from surveillance cameras of the moment of the impact of the Russian missile on December 31. It hit the hotel near the palace.

In the "Ukraine" palace itself, the audience hall remained intact, but windows and glass doors were blown out in many places.

January 3. A torture chamber of Russian invaders was discovered in the village of Oleksandrivka, Mykolaiv region.

Local residents who refused to cooperate with the enemy were illegally detained and brutally tortured there.

During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized a number of physical evidence.

January 3. In the Beryslav district of the Kherson region, on the way out of Malaya Oleksandrivka, a car carrying civilians ran over Russian explosives — two men were killed.

January 3. Radio Svoboda showed what the Altair ice arena looks like after the Russian shelling.

January 3. In the morning, the Russians shelled the city of Kurakhove, Donetsk region, with artillery, hitting a residential quarter.

One person died, two others were injured. One projectile hit a high-rise building. In addition, the water supply infrastructure facility was damaged and windows were broken in buildings near the impact site.

One person was killed and two were injured in the shelling.

January 2. On Monday, the Russian occupiers opened artillery fire three times on the coastal settlements of the Nikopol district, the head of the Nikopol district military administration Yevhen Yevtushenko reported.

Marhanets and Chervonohryhorivka communities were affected. There is destruction of property and infrastructure. Previously, people were not injured.

January 1. Russian troops have struck the Zaporizhzhia region’s city of Orikhiv. Casualties among civilians were reported.

The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Head Oleksandr Starukh on Telegram.

“At midday, the ‘New Year’s greetings’ from Russians hit Orikhiv. As a result, one person was killed and three injured,” Starukh wrote.

January 1. Kherson regional authorities have shown the damage caused to Regional Children’s Hospital, as seven Russian projectiles struck it on the New Year’s eve.

The relevant photographs were posted by Kherson Regional Military Administration on Facebook.

January 1. Two people were killed and 50 others injured in Ukraine because of Russia's armed aggression on Saturday, December 31.

Deputy Head of the President's Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko said this in a post on Telegram, referring to figures from regional military administrations.

One person was wounded in the Dnipropetrovsk region, one person wounded in the Donetsk region, five wounded in the Zaporizhzhia region, six wounded in the Mykolaiv region, one wounded in the Kharkiv region, one person killed and four wounded in the Kherson region, ten people wounded in the Khmelnytskyi region, and one person killed and 22 wounded in Kyiv.

January 1. Russian troops have shelled the city of Toretsk in the Donetsk region, damaging houses.

The head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, said this in a post on Telegram

January 1. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has said that explosions were recorded in three districts of the Ukrainian capital.

Klitschko said this in a post on the messaging app Telegram.

"One of the explosions rang out between residential buildings in the Solomianskyi district of the capital. All services are going to the scene. Details will be given later," he wrote.

January 1. Russian invaders launched a missile strike on the Chernihiv region overnight on December 31. Viacheslav Chaus, head of the Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, said this in a post on the messaging app Telegram.

"Today at night, the enemy launched a missile strike on the Chernihiv region. The Rashists targeted a military town. According to preliminary information, it was an Iskander ballistic missile. [...] Fortunately, there are no casualties," Chaus said.

January 1. Russian troops have struck the Dnipropetrovsk region’s Nikopol district with heavy artillery.

The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Valentyn Reznichenko on Telegram.

“Russians attacked the [Nikopol] district with heavy artillery three times. Two communities came under enemy fire, Myrove and Marhanets. About two dozens of projectiles were fired there,” Reznichenko wrote.

In his words, civilians remained unharmed. The damage caused is yet to be checked.

January 1. As a result of Russian aggression, more than 27,000 infrastructure objects across Kyiv region were either damaged or destroyed.

That’s according to Oleksiy Kuleba, head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, Ukrinform reports.

"More than 27,000 infrastructure facilities have been damaged as a result of bombardments and missile strikes by a terrorist state country. The enemy targeted residential buildings (about 24,000 of them), schools, kindergartens, and health care facilities," the administration chief said.

In total, 46 out of 69 territorial communities across Kyiv region saw destruction. Fifteen communities of Vyshhorod, Bucha, and Brovary districts in Kyiv region were under Russian occupation.

"Some 270 settlements across the region have experienced the peculiarities of the ‘Russian world.’ The worst grief of this war is the people who died. In our region, 1,368 residents fell victim to hostilities and missile fire by the invaders. Unfortunately, the toll is not final as missile strikes continue, bringing destruction and deaths. Our law enforcers keep discovering sites where peaceful residents, tortured by the invaders to death, were buried. This is unbearable pain and something that we will never forgive," said Kuleba.

He emphasized that after the deoccupation of the region, the authorities scrambled to restore communications and critical infrastructure: "In the shortest possible time, we restored power supply, severed amid hostilities, to 525 settlements, and water supply – to 123."

Read more: Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (February-April)
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