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Ukraine. Highlights of the last hours (January 16, 2023)

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 327 days. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the fate of more than 30 people who may have been in their homes when a rocket fired by Russian terrorists hit a block of flats in Dnieper is still unknown. Here are the highlights of the last hours. In Zaporizhia – as a result of Russian shelling – three people, including two children, were hospitalized.

> According to the Ukrinform agency, three people, including two children, were hospitalized in Zaporozhye as a result of the Russian shelling. “The enemy has launched a missile attack on the city center and suburbs. Civil, residential and industrial infrastructure is being destroyed,” Oleksandr Staruk, the head of the military administration of the Zaporizhia region, said on Telegram.

> – Silence and the hope of waiting out will not save the Russians who failed to condemn the terror. The terrorists will come after them, the Ukrainian president said on Sunday Volodymyr Zelensky in an evening video presentation, available on his website.

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> “I receive reports from the Dnieper all day, the fate of more than 30 people who may have been in the house when the terrorists’ rocket hit is still unknown,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an evening video address on Sunday. He said that several dozen people, including six children, had been rescued from the rubble. 30 people died.

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Photo from January 15, 2023

The effects of the Russian attack on the DnieperPhoto from January 15, 2023PAP/EPA/OLEG PERTASYUK

The key phase of the war is underway, Ukraine it needs weapons to win, it needs tanks like the German Leopard 2, said the NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg in an interview with the German “Handelsblatt”. Military support for Ukraine is the fastest way to peace, he stressed.

Three Russian soldiers were killed and 16 wounded in a grenade explosion in Russia’s Belgorod region, near the Ukrainian border, the BBC reported on Sunday, citing Russian media. The cause of the explosion was the incompetent handling of a grenade by one of the non-commissioned officers.

Main photo source: Valentyn Reznychenko/Facebook

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