The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 696 days. Russian troops fired a P-35 anti-ship missile over Ukraine, weighing four tons and ten meters long. The Ukrainians shot down this rare missile. However, Mykhailo Podolak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, called for further arms supplies to his country in the face of difficult battles with Russia. The situation is difficult, he admitted. Here are the most important events in the last hours of the war in and around Ukraine.
> Russian troops fired over Ukraine P-35 anti-ship missile weighing four tons and 10 meters long. This missile was adopted in 1962 – wrote the Ukrainian military portal Defense Express. The service reported that the rocket had been shot down, but did not reveal the date or place where it fell.
> Ukraine maintains a presence on the left bank of the Dnieper River and continues to fend off Russian attacks despite logistical problems; forcing the Ukrainians to withdraw remains Russia’s operational priority, the British Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. As indicated in the daily intelligence update, on January 16, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Operational Command South admitted that logistical supplies on the left bank of the Dnieper were encountering difficulties. It added that the Russian Dnepr Troop Group has not been successful in any of its attempts to remove the Ukrainian defenders, although it almost certainly has a significant numerical advantage on this axis. It is highly likely that poor training and coordination of Russian forces in the area limit their offensive capabilities, it said.
> Mykhailo Podolak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, called for further arms supplies to his country amid heavy fighting with Russia. The situation is difficult, he admitted in an interview with the German daily Bild. – The problem in this phase of the war is that the resources of weapons, drones, grenades, etc. are not evenly distributed (between Ukraine and Russia – editor’s note). This must be equalized! – emphasized Podolak.
> Ukrainian soldiers fighting the Russian army construct improvised missile launchers based on civilian pickup trucks; They call such vehicles “nightmaremobiles,” the opposition Russian portal Meduza reported on Saturday.
Military personnel from the Ukrainian 56th Independent Motorized Infantry Brigade, as well as volunteers helping the soldiers, installed missile guides from Grad missile launchers on the pickup truck’s platform. “The ‘Nightmaremobile’ is extremely mobile and compact, and practically elusive to (Russian) drones. Provided (possessing) accurate intelligence data, an effective attack can be carried out (using this gun) on enemy soldiers and (military) equipment,” they stressed. press services of the 56th brigade, quoted by Meduza.
> Ukraine can enter into negotiations with Russia only if the Russian Federation suffers a tactical defeat on the battlefield, voluntarily gives up nuclear weapons, and processes begin in Russia aimed at changing the government in this country, Mykhailo Podolak, an adviser to the President of Ukraine, said on Saturday.
> The Tor surface-to-air missile system, a key element of Russia’s air defense potential, was hit by the “Polish Warmate loitering munition” used by the Ukrainian Defense Intelligence Directorate (GUR), Defense Blog (DB) reported.
> Russia is conducting an information operation aimed at presenting NATO’s defensive maneuvers as a provocation, the American think tank Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said in its latest report.
> Pranksters impersonating former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tried to recruit foreign soldiers fighting in the International Legion in Ukraine into a “private army”, the Kyiv Independent website reported on Saturday.
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