The war news of Tuesday 10 January, live. The US are considering sending Stryker armored vehicles, according to the Politico portal
• The war in Ukraine reached the 321st day.
• Heavy fighting in Donetsk. Moscow claims to have killed over 600 Ukrainian soldiers in Kramatorsk, but Kiev denies it.
• New and harsh attacks on Soledarnear the eastern city of Bakhmut.
• Kadyrov threatens Zelensky again: It must be eliminated.
08:32 am – Tajani: we are working with the French to give Kiev an air shield, but it takes time
On the supply of the so-called air defense shield to Ukraine, Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani told the microphones of Radio Me too on Radio 1: We voted in Parliament to renew the authorization to send weapons to Ukraine, in a European and NATO context, after informing Parliament. Adding: an Italian-French project we are working intensely with the French, there are technical problems to solve, technical as regards the military aspects, not technical bureaucratic ones. And he reiterated: But of course Parliament will be informed before any sending.
0816 hours – Kiev: Russia and Wagner probably control most of Soladar
(by Marta Serafini) In its daily update released earlier, the UK MoD says Russia and Wagner are likely in control of most of Soledar amid fierce fighting over the Donbass city. Russia and Wagner have made tactical progress over the past four days, the ministry said, in what it described as most likely an effort to encircle Bakhmut from the north and sever lines of communication. He adds that Russia, however, is unlikely to encircle the city in the short term as Ukrainian forces maintain stable defensive lines at depth and control supply routes.
Latest Defense Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – 10 January 2023
Find out more about the UK government’s response: https://t.co/aFDNytdSEu
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07:53 am – The General Staff of Kiev: 700 Russian soldiers and a ship killed in 24 hours
Ukrainian forces have eliminated 710 servicemen and one Russian vessel in the past 24 hours. The Kiev General Staff claimed it on Facebook, promising to provide more details on the destruction of the enemy ship at a later time. According to the Ukrainian General Staff, Russia has lost 112,470 soldiers since last February. The Russian armed forces have also lost four tanks, seven armored fighting vehicles, four artillery systems, four reconnaissance drones and eight cars and tankers in the last 24 hours. According to the General Staff, Russian forces are conducting offensive operations in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Lyman directions, trying to improve the tactical position in the Kupyansk direction, and concentrating efforts on conquering the entire territory of the Donetsk region.
06:27 am – Media, USA evaluate sending Stryker armored vehicles
The United States is considering sending armored vehicles
the from combat Stryker to Ukraine in an upcoming aid package to help Kiev fend off a wait Russian offensive spring, according to sources close to the dossier cited by the Politico website. The news follows the Biden administration’s announcement last week that it will send 50 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, a powerful tracked armored personnel carrier that carries a automatic cannonone machine gun and Tow missiles. According to sources in the US newspaper, the Strykers could be part of the next tranche of military aid. The US administration could announce the package late next week at a meeting of Ukraine’s Defense Contact Group in Germany.
11.43 pm – Because Wagner wants Bakhmut and Soledar at all costs
(Andrea Marinelli and Guido Olimpio) Evgeny Prigozhin wants to conquer the Bakhmut tunnels, an extensive network used for salt and gypsum mines. The head of Wagner lo he told the media to explain the persistence in the attacks on the Ukrainian locality. For five months the mercenaries of the private company have been going on the attack to open a breach in the defenses around Bakhmut and the suburb of Soledar, the epicenter of the battle. Militiamen – including ex-convicts released on condition that they wore uniforms -, reservists and regulars invested the enemy lines leaving hundreds of elements on the field and causing equally serious losses among the defenders. To this reality, the director of the Kremlin’s favorite company added the detail of the galleries in the Soledar area, tens of kilometers long, with gigantic spaces where concerts and events were held in the past.
(The complete article here)
11.41 pm – Zelensky: Heavy attacks on Soledar, but soldiers resist
Ukrainian forces are resisting new and even harsher assaults on Soledar, near the eastern city of Bakhmut that Moscow has been trying to capture for months. This was stated by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky in his traditional evening speech. I thank all our soldiers who protect our Bakhmut… (and) all the fighters of Soledar, who are resisting the new and even harder assaults of the invaders!, Zelensky said, adding that his troops gained more time and (preserved) forces for Ukraine.
21:21 – Anti-personnel mines in Ukraine, Crosetto: Russians lie knowing they are lying
The Russian Embassy in Italy, like the Russian Foreign Ministry, lies knowing that it is lying about the alleged anti-personnel mines produced and sold by Italy. The Italian defense minister, Guido Crosetto denounced it in a note. The latest tweet from the Russian Embassy contains, in particular, deliberately misleading, untruthful and seriously disparaging information, added Crosetto, Allusive and tendentious propaganda against our country which has always respected the rules of international law. The use of fake news and out-of-context photos to induce the reader to draw completely false conclusions is surprising. The mines reproduced in the tweet (1 anti-personnel and 2 anti-tank) are reminiscent of Italian-made Valsella/Tecnovar mines, which cannot be Italian for a multitude of reasons, added the defense attorney.
21:18 – Usa, Sullivan: people and Congress continue to support Ukraine
A majority of Americans and the US Congress continue to support Ukraine and efforts to provide military aid to the country. This was stated by White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. “I think the overwhelming majority of Democrats and Republicans … and the vast majority of the American people continue to strongly support the policy of providing Ukraine with the means to defend itself,” Sullivan told reporters. Sullivan said narratives about declining support for Ukraine are the result of a “distinct minority” single-party party. Support for Ukraine affects all parts of the country and people from all walks of life, Sullivan added.
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