As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 340th day, we take a look at the main developments.
Published On 29 Jan 2023
Here is the situation as it stands on Sunday, January 29, 2023:
FightingRussia accused the Ukrainian military of deliberately attacking a hospital in a Russian-held area of eastern Ukraine in what it called a war crime that killed 14 people and wounded 24 patients and medical staff. There was no immediate response to the allegations from Ukraine. A Russian attack killed three people in a residential district of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kostiantynivka, the region’s governor said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described the situation at the front as “extremely acute”, particularly in the eastern Donetsk region where Russia is stepping up an offensive. Zelenskyy reported significant battles for Vuhledar, to the southwest of Donetsk’s regional capital, and Bakhmut, to the northeast.
WeaponsGerman arms maker Rheinmetall is ready to significantly boost its output of tank and artillery munitions to satisfy strong demand in Ukraine and the West, and may start producing HIMARS multiple rocket launchers in Germany, CEO Armin Papperger told the Reuters news agency. Talks are under way among Ukraine and its allies about Kyiv’s requests for long-range missiles that it says are needed to prevent Russia from destroying its cities, a top aide to Zelenskyy said. Ukraine has been promised 321 heavy tanks by several countries, its ambassador to France said. Poland will send an additional 60 tanks to Ukraine on top of the 14 German-made Leopard 2 tanks it has pledged, the Polish prime minister said in an interview with Canadian television.