The 341st day of the Ukrainian war. Latest information [papildināts 20:23]

Live text broadcast – short and concise about the most important things in the Ukrainian war on January 30. Ukraine has been heroically defending its land against the aggressor’s invasion for 11 months.

20:23 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi commented on the possible offensive of new Russian invaders.

“Revenge, it is understandable. Frankly, we already believe that the revenge in Donbass has not stopped. And it is constantly intensifying there, intensifying every day. Every day they have new groups of military personnel, or we see an increase in their number.

19:54 The Russian occupiers are forming defense lines around the airfield in the temporarily occupied Berdyansk. There are aircraft in the area.

“Defense Express” analysts examined satellite images taken on January 27. The photo shows that defense lines, including trenches and anti-tank frames, have been installed along the perimeter of the airfield for 15 km.

19:23 NATO sees signs that Russia is preparing for a new offensive against Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “There are no signs that President Putin and the authorities in Moscow are preparing for peace.”

19:03 Since the beginning of the Russian occupation, about a thousand citizens have been kidnapped in Melitopol. Several thousand were forcibly relocated to other regions or to Russia. This was announced by the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fyodorov, during the briefing.

According to Fyodorov, the Russians also illegally took at least 3,500 prisoners who were in local correctional facilities to Crimea.

18:00. The Slovenian authorities announced on Monday that the national intelligence service arrested two people on suspicion of espionage, while the media reported that the detainees worked for Russia.

17:05. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged South Korea to provide military support to Ukraine and urged Seoul to review its policy of refraining from arms exports to countries in conflict. According to Stoltenberg, there is an acute need for ammunition.

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15:45. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has awakened the European princess sleeping in the glass mountain of prosperity, European Parliament (EP) member Sandra Kalniete (JV) said at the opening of the Academy of Democracy in Riga Palace. She points out that the Academy of Democracy is needed, because this is a difficult time for democracy, which is scary in Latvia, Europe and the world. According to Kalniete, it is shocking to know that in the 21st century there are fewer democratic countries than non-democratic ones. On the other hand, right here, across the border of Latvia, there are two aggressive dictatorships – Russia and Belarus, where human rights are suppressed with the most brutal methods, and any deviation from the regime’s official “truths” is locked.

14:40. The US will deliver Abrams tanks to Ukraine only at the end of 2023 or at the beginning of 2024, reports the newspaper “The Washington Post”. Such a delay will occur due to the fact that the tanks will not be taken from the US military stocks, but will be specially purchased for the needs of Ukraine.

12.43. Latvia and Slovakia are like-minded partners, and both countries also provide strong support to Ukraine, said Speaker of the Saeima Edvards Smiltēns (AS) during a meeting with the Slovak Ambassador to Latvia Ladislav Babčanas today. Discussing the war started by Russia in Ukraine, Smiltēns noted that both Latvia and Slovakia are trying to help Ukraine in different ways and feel the consequences of the war. The ambassador confirmed Slovakia’s commitment to increase the support provided to Ukraine, including in the military field.

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11.42. The adviser of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Mihailo Podoliak, accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday that it is promoting the war in Ukraine with the intention of finding opportunities for Russian athletes to return to international competition.

“The IOC is an enabler of war, murder and destruction. The IOC watches with pleasure as Russia destroys Ukraine, and then offers Russia a platform to advertise genocide and encourages it to commit further murders,” Podoliak wrote on Twitter.

10.48. Three people were killed in rocket attacks by Russian troops on the Kherson region on Sunday, reports

09.04. The loss of Russian troops in Ukraine has reached 126,650 soldiers by Monday morning, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army. According to the data of the General Staff, 490 invaders were destroyed during the day.

Since the start of the re-invasion on February 24, Russia has lost 3,201 tanks, 6,369 armored personnel carriers, 2,196 cannons, 453 multi-charge rocket launchers, 221 anti-aircraft artillery systems, 293 aircraft, 284 helicopters, 1,947 unmanned aerial vehicles, 796 cruise missiles, 5,041 vehicles and tankers, and 18 tankers. , as well as 199 units of specialized equipment.

08.30. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has ordered 105 reconnaissance drones “Vector” from the German manufacturer “Quantum-Systems”, the company announced. The order is financed by the German government.

08.02. The main factor why Ukraine has lost time to launch a major counteroffensive against Russian troops is the delay in the delivery of Western-style long-range multi-launch rocket systems, air defense systems and tanks, according to analysts at the US Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

07.11. The highest spiritual leader of the Kalmykian Buddhists, shajinlama (supreme lama), Telo Tulku Rinpoche (secular name – Erdni Ombadikovs), has announced his resignation from the office of shajinlama after the decision of the Ministry of Justice of Russia to include him in the register of “foreign agents”.

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Russia’s Justice Ministry last week placed Ombadikov on the foreign agent register after he condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an interview in October, saying that justice was on Ukraine’s side.

06.02. Efforts to ensure that the athletes of the aggressor country Russia can participate in next year’s Summer Olympic Games in Paris can be seen as an attempt to show the world that terror can be acceptable, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said in a video call on Sunday evening.

05.11. A woman was killed and three people were injured when an S-300 missile fired by Russian troops hit a four-story residential building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Sunday evening, Oleh Sinehubov, the head of the Kharkiv region administration, announced on Monday.

01.41. Agriculture Minister Didzis Šmits (AS) will discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine on agriculture and food production at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the European Union (EU) today. The ministry states that in Brussels, the member states, together with the European Commission and Sweden, as the presiding country in the EU Council, will discuss the impact of the energy crisis and Russia’s war in Ukraine on the agricultural and food production sectors and possible solutions to the problems.

00.10. Behind the decision to dramatically increase military aid to Ukraine lies concern in some Western capitals that time could be an advantage on Russia’s side, The Wall Street Journal reports. These concerns suggest that Ukraine soon needs strong Western weapons to continue the momentum gained during last year’s counteroffensive.

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