Ukraine has faced a terrible start to 2023 because of further Russian attacks.

Russian missile and drone attacks resumed in Ukraine at the beginning of 2023 after a fierce New Year’s Eve assault on the whole nation, according to authorities. Soon after midnight on Sunday, air raid sirens wailed in the Ukrainian city of Kyiv, followed by a volley of missiles that halted the modest celebrations that locals had been holding in their homes because of curfews during the war. Glory to Ukraine!, several shouted from their balconies as the sirens wailed. Honor to the heroes!


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Alexander Starukh, the chief of the regional military administration, reported that a second strike took place at midday on Sunday in the southern Zaporizhzhia area and claimed the life of one person.President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailed his compatriots’ “feeling of oneness, of genuineness, of life itself” in a video speech on Sunday night. Russia “will not deprive Ukraine of even a single year,” he asserted. They can’t take away our freedom. They won’t receive anything from us.

He stated of the Russians, “Drones, missiles, everything else will not help them.” “Because we are a united front. They are only linked by dread.45 Russian explosive drones built in Iran that were launched on Saturday night and early Sunday morning were shot down by Ukrainian forces in the air and on the ground, according to Zelenskyy. Iran denies giving the weapons to Russia.

Evheniya Shulzhenko and her husband were sitting on a park bench with a view of Kyiv when she commented, “Of course it was hard to celebrate fully since we understood that our warriors can’t be with their family.”

However, Zelenskyy’s “very impressive” New Year’s Eve address uplifted her spirits and made her happy to be Ukrainian, according to Shulzhenko. After residing in Bakhmut and Kharkiv, two cities that have seen some of the fiercest combat since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, she recently relocated to Kyiv.

On Saturday night into Sunday morning, a number of explosions shook Ukraine’s capital and other regions, inflicting numerous injuries. At the aftermath of an explosion in Kiev, a photographer for the Associated Press discovered a woman’s body while her kid and husband were standing nearby.

The Taras Shevchenko National Institution in Kyiv, the largest university in Ukraine, reported serious damage to its campus and buildings. Two schools, one of which was a kindergarten, were destroyed, according to mayor Vitali Klitschko.

Oleksander Dugyn claimed that in Kyiv, he and his friends and family observed the sparks produced by Ukrainian air defence forces repelling Russian assaults in place of New Year’s fireworks.”We are already familiar with the sound of drones, rockets, and the instant they take off. As he and his family strolled through the park, Dugin said, “The sound is like the roar of a moped. “We do our best to hang on.”

On Sunday, Russia claimed that its attacks over the New Year were directed at “the Ukrainian military-industrial complex’s installations,” which produce drones.

According to the Russian defence ministry, “storage facilities and launch sites” for the drones were also destroyed. “The Kyiv regime’s efforts to conduct terror strikes against Russia in the foreseeable future have been prevented,” the statement read.The attacks on large cities’ central districts around the Russian New Year, according to Zelenskyy adviser Mykhailo Podolyak, indicated a shift in Moscow’s strategy.

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He stated that Russia was now only interested in killing as many civilians as it could and destroying more civilian infrastructure. “A killing war.”

36 hours earlier, on Thursday, Russia had initiated massive missile attacks against energy infrastructure facilities. Ukrainian officials were disturbed by the unusually swift follow-up on Saturday. Since October, Russia has launched almost weekly airstrikes on Ukraine’s water and power grids while its ground soldiers battle to keep their positions and advance.

According to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy chief of staff to the president, shelling throughout the night in some areas of the southern city of Kherson resulted in the death of one person and the destruction of hundreds of windows of a children’s hospital. Following the withdrawal of Russian soldiers over the Dnieper River, which divides the Kherson area, Ukrainian forces took back the city in November.

According to Kherson Governor Yaroslav Yanushevych, doctors were operating on a 13-year-old kid who had been gravely injured in a neighbouring village that evening when shells landed at the children’s hospital on Saturday. The youngster was sent in critical condition to a hospital in Mykolaiv, which is 99 kilometres (62 miles) distant.

The mayor of Khmelnytskyi, a town in eastern Ukraine, reported that a 22-year-old lady had passed away from injuries sustained in a rocket attack on Saturday.

Ukraine’s state-owned grid operator announced Sunday that there would be no restrictions on electricity use for one day, despite the fact that many Ukrainians have been left without heating and electricity as a result of damage or controlled blackouts meant to preserve the remaining power supply as a result of Russia’s bombardments.

Utility provider Ukrenergo stated that “the power industry is doing all possible to ensure that the New Year’s holiday is with light and without restrictions.” According to the article, businesses and industry have to make cuts to make room for more electricity for homes.

The southern district of Belgorod, which borders Ukraine, was shelled overnight, but no one was hurt, according to Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of that region in Russia.

The Donetsk and Luhansk areas, which are under the control of Moscow, were repeatedly attacked by Ukraine, according to Russian media, with at least nine casualties recorded by local authorities.A local doctor was quoted by Russia’s official news agency, RIA, as claiming that six people died in the attack on a hospital in Donetsk on Saturday. Additionally, Donetsk’s proxy authorities reported that one person had been killed by Ukrainian fire.

Updates on the Russia-Ukraine association: 4 killed in raids in Moscow:

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Four people were killed and numerous others were injured as a result of Russia’s New Year’s assaults on Ukraine this past weekend. Moscow claimed to have stopped Kyiv’s “terror attacks” on the country.On Saturday, drones and missiles built in Iran targeted the Ukrainian capital and other places, resulting in the deaths of three persons.

In a photo supplied by Ukrainian authorities, at least one drone had the Russian words “Happy New Year” written on it in red.Authorities reported that a new incident occurred on Sunday in Zaporizhia’s southern region, inflicting three injuries on top of the one fatality.

Turkish and Ukrainian officials talk about implementing the grain contract:

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Mevlut Cavusoglu, the foreign minister of Turkey, met with Yulia Svyrydenko, the first vice prime minister of Ukraine, in Brazil to discuss the execution of the Black Sea grain agreement.On Twitter, Cavusoglu stated, “We discussed our humanitarian aid and the Istanbul Grain Agreement.”

To witness the swearing-in of the country’s incoming president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the Turkish foreign minister is presently in Brazil.

An deal was made in Istanbul in July by Turkey, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine to allow grain exports from three Ukrainian Black Sea ports that had been blocked added by Russia when the conflict started in February to continue. According to the historic agreement, the first grain ship left the Ukrainian port of Odesa on August 1.

The fear in Russia contrasts with our unity:

 The solidarity and sense of purpose in Ukraine stand in stark contrast to the fear that permeates all of Russia.The terror that pervades Russia contrasts dramatically with the sense of unity, authenticity, and life itself that we all share.

“They’re terrified. It’s tangible. They have good reason to be terrified. mainly because they’ll lose. Everything else, including drones and missiles, won’t assist them. mostly because we are one. They are only linked by dread.

The goal of Russia is to “kill as many civilians as possible:

According to a top official in Kyiv, the wave of drone attacks Russia launched on Ukrainian cities at the beginning of the year indicated that “Russia no longer has any military objectives.”President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s advisor Mykhailo Podolyak posted on Twitter that Moscow has changed its tactics after ten months of waging a gruelling battle against its neighbour.

The night of December 31 to January 1 saw “massive shelling of the centres of significant cities of [Ukraine], speaking of another change in the kind of combat,” he added.

“Russia no longer has any military objectives; instead, it is attempting to massacre as many civilians as it can and damage more civilian infrastructure. a killing war

NATO chief: Western allies must be prepared to support Ukraine for the long term:

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According to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Western partners must be prepared to support Ukraine in the long run. According to Stoltenberg, military assistance would guarantee Ukraine’s survival as an independent nation.

However, we also know that Russia has mobilized many more forces, many of which are currently undergoing training. “The Ukrainian forces had the momentum for several months.

All of that suggests that they are ready to carry on the conflict and maybe launch a new onslaught, he continued.Russian military conducted airstrikes on numerous Ukrainian cities on Saturday and Sunday early, according to a statement from the General Staff of Ukraine.

According to Ukraine, Russians in Bakhmut have suffered significant losses:

In Bakhmut, a small city in eastern Ukraine that has been the scene of ferocious battles for months, the Ukrainian military asserts that it has inflicted significant losses on Russian troops.

According to Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces, over 170 Russian servicemen were killed while battling for control of the bombed-out city on Saturday.

At least 200 more Russian occupants were wounded, according to Cherevaty, who called it a “assembly line of death. Moscow has not responded, and it is frequently difficult to immediately validate combat reports in the 10-month-old conflict.

New Year’s assaults targeted drone production in Ukraine:

 It had managed to prevent Kyiv’s “terror assaults” against Russia and stated its New Year’s attacks on Ukraine were directed at the drone industry in the pro-Western nation.

The manufacture of drones was targeted in the raid, according to the Russian defence ministry, which also claimed that the Kyiv regime’s intentions to launch terrorist strikes against Russia in the near future had been foiled.

A bleak beginning for Ukraine in 2023:

The start of 2023 has already been gloomy for Ukrainians, as at least three people have died as a result of Russia’s enormous New Year’s Eve assault across the nation.

The deputy director of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, reported that 50 people were hurt as a result of the Russian strikes, and two people died in Kyiv and the southern province of Kherson. The mayor of the city, a 22-year-old lady who was hurt in a rocket attack in eastern Khmelnytskyi later passed away from her injuries.

Russian oil deliveries to Germany are now prohibited:

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The restriction on oil imports from Russian pipelines is currently in effect as Berlin accelerates its efforts to wean itself off of Moscow’s supplies as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

Since December 5, the EU has imposed a ban on Russian crude oil shipments made by ship, while pipeline shipments are exempt. Germany and Poland, however, vowed to avoid using these exemptions and to stop using oil from the Druzhba pipeline as of January 1.

German intelligence reports an increase in Russian secret service activity:

According to Germany’s domestic intelligence service, the Russian intelligence agencies’ interest in Germany is growing the longer the conflict in Ukraine continues.

China and Iran are two more nations whose intelligence agencies operate in Germany, according to Thomas Haldenwang, the head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.

“Russia’s intelligence interest here in Germany is not only unbroken, but is actually expanding as the impacts of the conflict persist.”

Haldenwang said, referring to a suspected double agent at the BND foreign intelligence agency who was detained just before Christmas, “The recent case also shows how genuine the danger of Russian espionage is.”

Macron pledges to assist the Ukrainian people until victory:

In a live-streamed New Year’s address, French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to support Ukraine all the way to victory.We will always be by your side in the upcoming year, Macron promised.

“We’ll support you all the way to victory, and we’ll work together to establish a fair and durable peace. You can rely on both France and Europe.

Putin calls protecting Russia a “sacred duty.”:

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke angrily and combatively about 2022 as the year that “clearly separated courage and heroism from betrayal and cowardice.” Putin broke with convention by delivering the New Year’s address backed by troops rather than the Kremlin’s gates.

Despite humiliating defeats on the battlefield and mounting internal disapproval of his military approach, Putin honoured Russian servicemen while also making demands of them.

Putin, wearing a dark suit and tie, stated that “the fate of Russia” was the most important factor. “Defending the fatherland is a fundamental obligation we owe to our predecessors and future generations. We are on the side of moral and historical righteousness.Putin reiterated his claim that the West is using Kyiv to “destroy Russia,” and he vowed to never let it happen. He again gave the message that the war, despite its difficulties, will go on.