Ukraine Russia News: UK supplies tanks to Ukraine as Russian missile hits Kyiv

Ukraine Russia News

Ukraine Russia News

Ukraine Russia News: On Saturday (January 14), British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to provide Ukraine with tanks. Artillery systems amid renewed rocket attacks by Moscow, threatening several Ukrainians for the first time in almost two weeks.

Ten people, including two children, were injured in the southeastern city of Dnipro. Where a Russian missile strike destroyed part of an apartment building, officials said. The capital Kyiv was also attacked.


Sunak pledged to deliver Challenger 2 tanks and other artillery systems to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday. The British leader’s Downing Street office said in a statement. It is not clear when and how many tanks will be delivered. British media, without citing sources, reported that four British Army Challenger 2 main battle tanks would be sent to Eastern Europe immediately, followed by eight more shortly thereafter.

Zelensky thanked Sunak on Saturday “for a decision that not only strengthens us on the battlefield. But also sends the right signal to our other partners.”

Ukraine has been trying for months to supply heavier tanks, including the U.S. Abrams tank and Germany’s Leopard 2 tank, but Western leaders are proceeding cautiously.

The devotion of the Czech Republic and Poland

The Czech Republic and Poland donated his Soviet-era T-72 tanks to the Ukrainian Army. Poland has also announced its intention to provide Leopard tanks. But President Andrzej Duda said during a recent visit to the Ukrainian city.

Earlier this month, France announced that it would send an AMX-10 RC armored fighting vehicle, known in French as a “light tank,” to Ukraine.

Snack’s announcement came on Saturday as Russian forces launched rockets in the first major barrage in Kyiv.

In the southeastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro, a rocket attack destroyed part of a high-rise apartment building. Kyril Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office, told Telegram. He said there were likely people under the rubble. said. A rescue operation was underway.

The governor of northeast Kharkiv Olev Sinievbov said two Russian missiles hit infrastructure again on Saturday afternoon after a similar attack in the morning. In the city of Kharkiv, the metro stopped running during the attack, according to the telegram channel. According to Governor Maksym Kozytskyi, another infrastructure facility was attacked in the western region of Lviv.

Air defense systems were also activated in other parts of Ukraine, and air raid sirens blared across the country in the afternoon, prompting local officials to urge local residents to evacuate.

Vitaly Kim, governor of the South Mykolaiv region, hinted in a telegram post that several missiles had been intercepted in his province.

Explosions at the Capital

The explosion occurred before an airborne siren sounded, which is unusual. The attack was carried out with ballistic missiles, which are faster than cruise missiles and drones, so the explosion may have occurred before the warning siren.

According to Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuri Inat, Russia has attacked Kyiv with ballistic missiles from the north.

“It’s not easy to detect the trajectory and shoot it down,” he told local media. Lacking information from Radar his data and other sources, the warning of the missile threat came too late. A Ukrainian official said the morning missile strike hit an infrastructure target.

Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said the explosion was heard in the residential Dniprovsky district on the left bank of the Dnieper. Klitschko also said debris from the rocket landed in a non-residential area in the Holoseevsky district on the right bank, causing a brief fire in a building there

It was the first attack on the Ukrainian capital since January 1st. Two Russian missiles hit Kharkov, Ukraine’s second-largest city, on Saturday morning. The S-300 missile attack was aimed at “energy and industrial objectives in Kharkov and the (surrounding) region,” Sinievbov said. No casualties have been reported, but officials said emergency power outages could occur in the city and other settlements in the region.

The attack follows conflicting reports about the fate of the battleground salt-mining town of Soledar in eastern Ukraine. Russia claims its forces have captured the city, a development that marks a rare victory for the Kremlin after a series of humiliating battlefield setbacks.


Moscow saw the city as a key to conquering the eastern Donbas region, including the partially occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and as a way to crush Ukraine’s best forces and prevent them from launching a counteroffensive. and presented the battle of the nearby town of Bahmut.

But in both cases, this is true, as Ukraine says the heavy defense of its eastern fortresses helped to detain the Russian army. Western officials and analysts say the importance of the two cities is more symbolic than strategic.




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