War in Ukraine today: latest news, January 24, 2024 (photo)

It has been the 700th day of the Ukrainian resistance to the russian military aggression. 

What happened in Ukraine today:

Here is operational information of the General Staff as of 6 pm:   

The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, it does not abandon its plans for the complete occupation of Ukraine. The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, conducts strikes, and shells both military and civilian targets. The enemy is actively using aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armoured vehicles.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains challenging.

On January 24, there were 50 combat clashes. The enemy launched a total of 2missile and 53 air strikes, carried out 53 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

Towards Volyn and Polissia, there were no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group were noticed. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

Towards Siversk and Sloboda, the russian army maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The enemy launched airstrikes near Zemlianyi Yar, Zybyne, and Krasne Pershe (Kharkiv oblast). More than 25 settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Ulytsia, Chuikivka, Marchykhyna Buda, Iskryskivshchyna, Volodymyrivka, Basivka, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Stohnii, Udy, Starytsya, Vovchansk, Bochkove, and Nesterne (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Kupiansk, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 5 assaults in the vicinity of Syn’kivka (Kharkiv oblast). In that area the occupiers made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Tabaivka, and Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 15 settlements, including Masyutivka, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Towards Lyman, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 3 assaults near Dibrova (Donetsk oblast), and 3x attacks near Makiivka, Serebrianka forestry (Luhansk oblast), where the enemy made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched air strikes in the areas of Bilohorivka, and Serebrianka forestry (Luhansk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Bilohorivka, Serebrianka forestry (Luhansk oblast), Torske, and Serebrianka (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Bakhmut, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 5 attacks in the vicinities of Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, and Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers made unsuccessful attempts to improve their tactical situation. The invaders launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Chasiv Yar, and Predtechyne (Donetsk oblast). Around 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Vasiukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, and Niu-York (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Avdiivka, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 3 enemy attacks near Avdiivka, and 5x more attacks near Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the occupiers made unsuccessful attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The enemy launched air strikes near the settlements of Avdiivka and Sievierne (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15 settlements, including Novobakhmutivka, Berdychi, Stepove, Orlivka, Avdiivka, and Sievierne (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Marinka, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Heorhiivka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the enemy, using air support, made 9 failed attempts to improve its tactical situation. The invaders launched airstrikes near Maksymilianivka, and Heorhiivka (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Maksymilianivka, Heorhiivka, and Novomykhailivka were under artillery and mortar fire.

Towards Shakhtarske, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 2 assaults south of Zolota Nyva and east of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Staromaiorske and Rivnopil (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, and Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast).

Towards Zaporizhzhia, the Ukrainian defenders repelled 1 assault near Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The occupiers launched airstrikes in the vicinities of Mala Tokmachka and Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 25 settlements, including Poltavka, Huliaipole, Charivne, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaky, and Stepnohirsk (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Towards  Kherson (Odesa operational-strategic group) the invaders launched airstrikes near Kachkarivka, Respublikanets, Chervonyi Maiak, Zmiivka, and Novoberyslav (Kherson oblast). The russian army fired artillery at the city of Kherson, Beryslav, and Sadove (Kherson oblast).

The occupiers have not abandoned their intention to drive Ukrainian units out of their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro. Thus, during the day, the enemy made 7 unsuccessful assaults on positions of Ukrainian troops.

The Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 6 buildups of enemy troops, weapons and military equipment.

The Ukrainian rocket troops hit 1 buildup of enemy troops.

Andrii Stashkiv, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, reports that russians have damaged every seventh school in Ukraine. The educational infrastructure in Ukraine as a whole has been destroyed, with more than 200 schools destroyed and more than 1,600 schools damaged. This leads to a lack of access to education for children. At the moment, about 900 thousand children in Ukraine are studying remotely.

The government allocated UAH 34 million to repair a camp for russian prisoners of war.  The Zakhid 2 Camp is located in the deep rear, as stipulated by the Geneva Conventions. The camp provides separate beds in large heated rooms, regular hot meals, access to medical care, and the ability to receive and send correspondence, parcels, and money orders from relatives.

Ukraine will establish a Council to support entrepreneurship under martial law. Its members are well-known heads of Ukrainian companies. Its activity is aimed at strengthening the Ukrainian economy and society.

Recent war events in the east of Ukraine

Kharkiv oblast

Yesterday was one of the most massive hostile attacks on the city since 2022. More than 15 S-300, X-22 and Iskander missiles were recorded. More than 70 people were injured in the strikes, 10 of them were killed.  

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

The day before, the russian army shelled the central part of Kharkiv. 9 people, including a 4-year-old child, were injured. A scientific institution was destroyed, an S-300 missile hit the roof of the building. Residential buildings, office premises, cafes, pharmacies and other exclusively civilian infrastructure were damaged.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

Around 10 pm yesterday, the enemy shelled Kyivskyi and Kholodnohirskyi districts of Kharkiv for the second time. Previously, it was with S-300 missiles from the territory of belgorod region. Private houses, buildings of an educational institution, a postal and telecommunications company, and cars were damaged.  The strike injured 9 people, including 1 child, a 4-year-old girl, who received medical assistance on the spot. 4 people were hospitalised, 2 men and 2 women. Their condition is moderate. 

A total of 29 people were treated in Kharkiv’s medical institutions on 23 January as a result of hostile shelling, specifically, 14 men and 15 women. Two women aged 61 and 46, and a 21-year-old man sustained severe polytrauma and are in intensive care units. Their condition is critical. Children, who were in the hospital, are currently in satisfactory condition and are being treated on an outpatient basis. The rest of the victims are in the departments of surgery, neurosurgery, traumatology, and ophthalmology. Their condition is average and satisfactory.

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine informed that the work at the site of the five-storey building destroyed by a russian missile has been completed. Today, the bodies of two more people and two dogs were recovered. Rescuers cleared the rubble, removed and dismantled emergency structures. Heavy engineering equipment was used to remove 160 tonnes of construction debris over the course of two days. 

Yesterday about 20 settlements of Kharkiv oblast were under enemy artillery and mortar attacks, including Vetarynarne of Kharkiv region, Nesterne of Chuhuiv region, Komisarove, Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove of Kupiansk region.

The enemy launched airstrikes near Lyptsi, Kozacha Lopan of Kharkiv region, Hatyshche of Chuhuiv region. 

At about 10:30 pm, the invaders shelled Lyptsi, Kharkiv region. The building of the fire station, a modular emergency station, an ambulance and a gas pipeline were damaged. There were no casualties. 

Around 9 am, the enemy struck Kozacha Lopan village, Kharkiv region, with a multiple rocket launcher. The building of a cafe and a shop were damaged. There were no casualties. 

At 8 pm the invaders attacked Kupiansk. A private house was damaged. There were no casualties. 

Elimination of the aftermath of russian shelling. Photo from social media

The Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled one enemy attack near Synkivka, Kupiansk region.

As a result of hostilities in Kharkiv oblast, 16,444 customers in 64 settlements of Izium, Kupiansk, Bohodukhiv, Kharkiv and Chuhuiv regions lost power overnight. The power supply is being restored.

During the day, combined teams of bomb experts cleared 7.3 hectares of mines and destroyed 219 explosive ordnance. Mine clearance is ongoing.

Electricity supply has been restored to more than 10,000 customers and 900 legal addresses in Kharkiv by 100%. Heat supply has been reconnected to 99% of residential buildings and 125 out of 126 apartment buildings are now heated.

Kupiansk remains the hottest spot as fighting continues. The enemy has intensified shelling of settlements, hitting residential buildings. Over the week, 78 people, including 12 children, were evacuated.

Donetsk oblast

According to Donetsk Regional Military Administration, at least 2 people were killed and 8 injured as a result of a missile attack on Hirnyk. Among the injured was a 16-year-old boy, he is in extremely critical condition. Russians attacked the town at around 4 pm, hitting a residential area. Two apartment buildings and 43 private houses on five streets were damaged. 

Aftermath of russian shelling. Photo: Donetsk Regional Military Administration

The press service of Donetsk police reported that the invaders attacked 9 settlements: Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Chasiv Yar cities, Hostre, Ocheretyne, Tsukuryne settlements, Veselyi Hai, Dachne, Novoselivka Persha villages. 6 residential buildings were destroyed.

Destruction as a result of russian shelling. Photo: National Police

Towards Pokrovsk, according to the RMA, Avdiivka was under artillery and Grad shelling in the morning. A house was damaged in Krasnohorivka of Marinka community. A house was damaged in Tsukuryne of Selydove community. Kurakhove community was shelled 7 times: Hostre, Dachne, Veselyi Hai and the industrial zone of Kurakhove were targeted. The outskirts of Hrodivka community were under attack.


Towards Kramatorsk, Torske, Zarichne, Yampil, Yampolivka and Terny of Lyman community were shelled. In Stara Mykolaivka of Illinivsk community, 2 houses were destroyed and 17 more damaged. The outskirts of Kostiantynivka community were shelled.


Towards Bakhmut, in Chasiv Yar community, 4 private houses and 6 apartment buildings were damaged. A house was damaged in Zvanivka. In Siversk, 1 house was destroyed and 3 more damaged.


In total, russians attacked settlements of Donetsk oblast 14 times. 99 people, including 26 children, were evacuated from the front line.


Luhansk oblast

According to Luhansk Regional Military Administration, yesterday the enemy attacked towards Bilohorivka and Serebrianka forest. They also launched airstrikes in the same areas and in Makiivka. Nevske, Bilohorivka and Serebrianka forestry were under mortar and artillery attacks.


Three residents of Makiivka, which has been under constant russian fire for more than a week, agreed to evacuate. Among those rescued are a man and woman born in 1961 and a man born in 1982. They are the family of a local resident who was killed by the invaders the day before. Krasnorichensk military administration has already helped Luhansk residents with resettlement in Kramatorsk.

The state of emergency has been introduced in the occupied Borove, Syrotyne and Bobrove, near Sievierodonetsk and in Vilkhove of Stanychno-Luhansk region. There is flooding of households and administrative buildings with groundwater. The occupation authorities of the ‘luhansk people’s republic’ have announced that they have taken a number of measures, but the problem has not been resolved for two years. Similar inaction was observed almost a year ago. In February 2023, Borove suffered from flooding. At the end of March, the villagers seemed to have heard and an action plan was even announced. However, they waited until the end of April, when everything went away naturally as the water receded.

In Starobilsk, only russian passport holders will be able to access the internet, while in Sievierodonetsk, Ukrtelecom payphones have been installed. To get wired internet, residents need to obtain russian passports and then russian-type documents for their homes. In the absence of the Internet and mobile coverage, the invaders tried to solve the problem by installing wired communication: two or three payphones in each of the cities – Lysychansk, Sievierodonetsk, Rubizhne and Kreminna. These payphones were installed by Ukrtelecom several decades ago and with the onset of the mobile era, they were dismantled and sent to a warehouse.

What is happening now in the north of Ukraine

Kyiv oblast

Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of the Kyiv RMA, reported that the consequences of the russian missile attack on January 23 continue to be eliminated in the oblast. The number of victims has increased to 4. One person was hospitalised with polytrauma and fractures. The attack damaged 3 multi-storey buildings, outbuildings, 21 cars, and a cafe. The fragments of russian missiles were found on the territories of two educational institutions, and windows in one of them were damaged.

Consequences of the russian missile attack on the territory of Kyiv oblast, January 23, 2024. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

According to Kyiv RMA, on January 23, during a russian missile attack, the air defence forces destroyed almost two dozen air targets over Kyiv. 

Kyiv RMA reported that temporary accommodation is being prepared for residents of the capital whose homes were damaged by russian missile attacks on January 23. People will be resettled in health centres, dormitories or municipal hotels. Immediately after the russian attack, people were evacuated to the Points of Invincibility. There, they could get warm and eat, as well as contact their families and friends. Psychologists also worked there to help people cope with stress.

In addition, a blast wave damaged a dormitory of Ukrzaliznytsia during the missile attack. In Solomianskyi district, an unexploded rocket fell near a bus stop. Law enforcement officers blocked traffic so that bomb squads could remove it. All residents of a nearby five-storey building were evacuated.

Unexploded russian missile falls near a bus stop in the Sviatoshynskyi district of Kyiv, January 23, 2024. Photo: Nikita Halka

Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of Kyiv RMA, reported that the regional court building in Borodianka is to be rebuilt. It was destroyed by russian aircraft in the first days of the war. A protocol of cooperation on the reconstruction of the building was signed with David Michael, Chief of Party of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Justice for All Programme. The court is currently operating in temporary premises that lack proper conditions for judges and court staff.

According to Yevhen Zakharov, Head of Kharkiv Human Rights Group, more than 80 religious buildings in Kyiv oblast were damaged by russian shelling. In total, about 530 religious buildings have been damaged in Ukraine due to the military aggression of the russian federation.

On January 22, Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of Kyiv RMA, met with Jannes de Mol, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ukraine. The sides discussed energy security, the restoration of Kyiv oblast, and additional equipment for mobile fire groups. They also touched upon security issues. Today, the Netherlands is helping to demine Brovary region.

Residential buildings damaged by the blast wave are being repaired in Vasylkiv. The overhaul of a ten-storey residential building with 120 apartments is currently underway at the expense of the Fund for the Elimination of the Consequences of Armed Aggression. A total of 97 facilities in Kyiv oblast will be repaired at the expense of the Fund.

On Sunday, the Ukrainian Women’s Guard held a canine therapy session for children in Borodianka UWG Hub. The therapy was conducted by a qualified team of dog handlers and psychologists. The event was aimed at providing emotional support to children in wartime. Communication with animals stabilizes the nervous system, improves mood, reduces anxiety, helps to overcome depression and distracts from the stress of the present.

Zhytomyr oblast

According to Zhytomyr RMA, a new modular shelter for  local lyceum students was built in the village of Kamianyi Brid, Zhytomyr region. More than UAH 3.5 million was spent on its construction and necessary equipment. From now on, all schools in the community have the necessary shelters to provide  safety for children.

As part of the Digital Schools project, 63 routers with Wi-Fi access points and 40 webcams will be provided to secondary schools in Zhytomyr oblast to ensure Internet connection. Participation in the project will connect educational institutions to the school video surveillance system, help to more effectively implement technological tools and innovative solutions in educational projects, and ensure the safety of students.

In Berdychiv, military family members took part in the training called Basic Supports for Stabilising Mental Health in the Face of Long-Term Stress. The participants met with Serhii Tvardovskyi, a war veteran and founder of the Centre for Rehabilitation and Socialisation of Veterans. 

Sumy oblast

It is reported that russians fired 28 times at the border areas of Sumy oblast. There were 158 explosions. Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka and Svesa communities were shelled. The enemy attacked with mortars, artillery, AGS and SPG grenade launchers, fired with cluster munitions, dropped explosive devices using UAVs, and used FPV drones to attack.

According to Sumy RMA, in the morning, the russian military carried out a mortar attack on Druzhbivka community. There were 3 explosions. 

Chernihiv oblast

According to Chernihiv border guard detachment, russian troops fired 7 times at the border of the oblast. Semenivka community came under enemy fire – there were 27 mortar attacks towards the settlements of Tymonovychi, Karpovychi, Arkhipivka, Bleshnia and Mykolaivka.

Oleksandr Lomako, Acting Mayor of Chernihiv, reported that Chernihiv has signed a cooperation agreement with the American city of White Plains. The signing took place on January 23 via an online conference. It is about developing effective economic relations and implementing projects that will help to rebuild Chernihiv.

A three thousand square metre shelter was built at the Ripky Lyceum. It can accommodate 800 people at a time: students and teachers of the lyceum, as well as children and teachers from the nearby kindergarten. During air raids, the lyceum’s shelter allows classes to continue in all subjects. Repairs to the shelter began in September 2023, with UAH 6 million in state subventions and UAH 1.7 million from the community budget. Sponsors and patrons also helped with the repair of the shelter.

Recent events in the central regions of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

In the evening and closer to midnight, the occupiers shelled Nikopol region 3 times with artillery. They hit the regional center and Marhanets community, firing about a dozen shells. Due to the shelling, an educational and medical institution, 4 high-rise buildings, 11 private houses, 3 outbuildings, a car, a gas pipeline and power lines in Marhanets community were damaged. There were no casualties.

The Air Defence Forces shot down two enemy missiles over Dnipro region. The falling debris injured a man and damaged an enterprise in Dnipro. The 38-year-old man is in a hospital in moderate condition.

Throughout the day the enemy shelled Nikopol region with artillery and kamikaze drones. They used 4 drones and launched more than half a dozen shells. Nikopol, Marhanets and Myrove communities were hit. In Myrove, a farm and an agricultural company were damaged. A private house and a car were hit in one of Marhanets community’s villages. In Nikopol, 4 houses, a basement, a garage, a gas pipeline and a power line were damaged. No one was injured.

Humanitarian aid from Germany and Switzerland was delivered to Mechnikov Regional Hospital. These are needed hospital consumables, surgical linen, orthopedic surgical supplies and much more.

Vinnytsia oblast

About a hundred trench candles for the military were recently made by Vinnytsia youth. The event dedicated to the Day of Unity of Ukraine was attended by Vinnytsia Youth Council representatives and the Youth Policy Department of the City Council. Currently, everyone is encouraged to bring paraffin wax to the nearest VinSmart Center where they plan to continue making trench candles.

Vinnytsia community sent 5 thermal imagers and 2 K chemical heating pads to the frontline. About 30 military units received assistance from the City Council during the full-scale invasion. Defenders’ requests are coming in regularly so the city puts a lot of effort to meet these needs as soon as possible.

3  thermal imaging monoculars were sent to the frontline from Vinnytsia. The defenders will be able to see the enemy’s thermal shadows and neutralize them in time at night. This is the third aid transfer to this military unit. The day before chemical heating pads and unmanned aerial reconnaissance systems were delivered.

Kirovohrad oblast

More than 180K refugees have crossed Kirovograd oblast since the beginning of the full-scale war. Almost half of them settled in the region’s communities. Those who have chosen Kirovograd oblast as their second home need not only social benefits, assistance, housing, but also stable work. Andrii Raikovych, Head of the RMA, reported that over the past 2 years they have managed to employ more than 5K Ukrainians who were forced to move from dangerous regions of the country. Almost 500 of them found jobs in the medical sector. Many are employed in agriculture, trade, industry, education and sports.

Poltava oblast

At night 3 enemy drones were shot down by mobile air defense firing groups during a russian attack on Poltava oblast. Previously, the russian military tried to strike at critical infrastructure in the region.

Cherkasy oblast

According to the RMA, Cherkasy sent 100 sets of underwear to a hospital in Dnipro where defenders from the hottest spots are treated.

Latest news from the front of the southern regions of Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia oblast

Yesterday, russian forces launched 170 attacks on 25 settlements in Zaporizhzhia oblast. Occupiers carried out 8 MLRS shelling on Huliaipole, Robotyne, and Kamianske, 41 UAV attacks targeting Bilenke, Novoandriivka, Novodanylivka, Novodarivka, Charivne, Malynivka, Levadne, Poltavka, and Mali Shcherbaky, as well as an aviation strike on Mala Tokmachka. There were 120 artillery attacks on the territory of Zaliznychne, Orikhiv, Chervone, Malynivka, Levadne, Bilohiria, Luhivske, Stepnohirsk, Piatykhatky, Kamianske, Lobkove, Pivnichne, and other frontline cities and villages. There were reports of 18 residential buildings and infrastructure objects being destroyed.

Ukrainian defenders repelled 4 enemy attacks south of Chervone, west of Verbove, and Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia oblast. This information was reported by the General Staff.

Mykolaiv oblast

Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration reports that on January 24, russian forces launched attacks on Ochakiv and Kutsurub communities in Mykolaiv oblast. There were no reported casualties or injuries.

As reported by the press service of Mykolaiv City Council, Oleksandr Sienkevych, Mayor of Mykolaiv, held a meeting with Sotiris Buseas, General Director of Greek Challenge and the founder of the Tanais Innovation and Aerospace Supercluster Initiative (TIASI). It is an international platform for collaboration and investment that brings together stakeholders from the aerospace and other high-tech industries, providing access to EU funds and other sources for innovation implementation. TIASI has a representation in Ukraine and plays a key role in post-war recovery strategic planning in cooperation with the government of Greece and other stakeholders.

The Municipal Enterprise Mykolaivvodokanal received charitable assistance from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). The support includes a KOMATSU excavator-loader and two compact mini-excavators. These machines are expected to significantly reduce the time required for repair work in small locations and hard-to-reach areas due to their high productivity and maneuverability.

Odesa oblast

It is reported that russia launched two Kh-31P air-to-surface missiles towards Odesa oblast. According to the South Operational Command, the missiles lost their combat capability in the air, and no destruction or damage was reported. 

 As reported by the press service of Odesa City Council, Odesa Zoo has provided refuge for 1,700 rescued animals, including 1,400 domestic animals and 300 wild predators since the full-scale invasion. The zoo offers assistance to both domestic and wild animals affected by the war, such as dogs, cats, parrots, bats, tortoises, snakes, raccoon dogs, and others. Concerned citizens in Odesa bring injured or exhausted birds to the zoo, those that have encountered misfortune or fallen out of nests. Most of the rescued animals and birds are later released back into their natural environment. For instance, on January 24, the zoo released two fully recovered swans back into the wild.

The MarineTraffic portal reports that more than thirty vessels are undergoing loading operations in the ports of Odesa. The majority of the cargo being handled is agricultural products destined for countries in Asia and Europe. 

Kherson oblast

Kherson RMA informed that the russian forces attacked Kherson downtown, targeting a hospital. Medical workers and a 60-year-old woman from Kherson were injured in the attack. A man was affected in the russian shelling of Dnipro district in Kherson. The 22-year-old Kherson resident, who was on the street during the enemy attack, suffered explosive injuries and shrapnel wounds to the leg. Another man who was under enemy shelling in Kherson yesterday sought medical attention, and was diagnosed with explosive trauma and a hand injury.

A local resident suffered a concussion, explosive and skull-brain injuries, as well as a shoulder injury, due to russian shelling of the village of Sadove.

On the morning of January 24, 2024, russian aviation struck Novoberyslav. Two people were injured.

Yesterday, the enemy conducted 101 shelling attacks, releasing 524 projectiles from mortars, artillery, MLRS, tanks, drones, and aviation. The city of Kherson was targeted with 26 shells. 4 people were killed, and 6 were injured due to russian aggression.

The enemy intensified the use of tactical aviation with the launch of KABs. Three aviation strikes with the use of 16 guided bombs on Beryslav, Novoberyslav, Shliakhove, Mylove, and Kachkarivka led to the destruction of residential areas. One civilian was killed, and two were injured.

It is reported that russians continue drone terror on the civilian population in the frontline regions. They launched 16 FPV drones and dropped an equal number of fragmentation munitions from UAVs of other types. Sablukivka, Beryslav, Berehove, Kyzomys, Kachkarivka, Stanislav, Antonivka, Krynyky, Mykhailivka were under drone attacks. One civilian was killed in Sablukivka. A drone attacked a specialized emergency services vehicle in Berislav, injuring the civilian driver, and another civilian was injured in the city.

The enemy struck Kherson with artillery 8 times. Pervomaiske, Antonivka, Mykhailivka, Stanislav, Sadove in Kherson oblast, and Solonchaky in Mykolaiv oblast were also shelled. Two civilians were killed, and two were injured. A factory, a fleet of vehicles, a kindergarten, 2 multi-story buildings, about 30 private houses, and a car were damaged due to the russian aggression.

Consequences of enemy shelling. Photo: Kherson regional police

The South Operational Command reports that the enemy attempted 7 unsuccessful assaults, suffering losses and retreating to their previous positions. Ukrainian forces continue operations to expand the foothold.

Confirmed losses of the enemy during the past day amounted to 26 occupiers, 1 Grad MLRS, 13 cannons, 1 tank, 1 mortar, 1 boat, 1 radio-electronic warfare station, and 8 units of automotive equipment were destroyed. Three field supply points and three observation points were destroyed.

A medical team from the Alliance of Public Health visited Chornobaivka, Stanislav, and Darivka. During three days, doctors provided over 100 consultations. Eight people had the opportunity to take an electrocardiogram, five were tested for HIV and hepatitis C, and two for blood glucose levels.

Volunteers delivered a truck with daily food kits to Kherson oblast, which will be distributed among the residents of the region affected by the russian military aggression.

Latest news for today in the western regions of Ukraine

Volyn oblast

Lutsk City Council reported that they sent several unmanned aerial vehicles, namely, 2 DJI MAVIC 3 FLY More Combo, 2 DJI MAVIC 3 and 1 DJI MAVIC 3 E, to the National Guardsmen from military unit 3066.

Zakarpattia oblast

The regional council held a meeting with representatives of the regional branch of the Ukrainian Sports Federation of Disabled People with Musculoskeletal Disorders. They discussed support for the rehabilitation complex in Uzhhorod.

This week, the Owl’s Nest Humanitarian Aid Center issued humanitarian aid to IDPs registered in Uzhgorod, namely 40 packages with necessary items for children under 1 year old; 50 bags with food kits, 50 bags with hygiene kits; clothes, shoes, bed linen and tableware (issued 1 750 units) thanks to PDUM Partnerschaft Deutschland-Ukraine/Moldova e. V., Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V. and other benefactors.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

RMA representatives held an online meeting with representatives of the DREAM project office. According to the results of the meeting, participants agreed on further cooperation and joining the platform of structural divisions of the RMA and communities of the oblast in order to attract additional sources of funding for the implementation of projects.

For loyalty to the military oath and self-sacrifice, Ivan Dmytruk from the village of Bytkiv of Pasichnian community was awarded with the 3rd degree For Courage Order. The award was presented to the mother of the fallen serviceman.

Lviv oblast

2 educational institutions of the KOLO CF and Drohobych RMA signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The purpose of the Memorandum is to consolidate efforts within their competence to support military formations, the civilian population and provide humanitarian aid.

Oleksii Kukharik, serviceman from Chervonohrad region, was awarded the III degree For Courage Order.

Rivne oblast

Training of veteran policy specialists has begun in Rivne oblast. A series of training sessions for the first group of specialists engaged in the implementation of the veteran policy in the oblast has been launched. Currently, they will train representatives of communities and RMA of Rivne region. Also during the event, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between Rivne RMA, the Department of Social Policy of the RMA, the State Social Service Office in Rivne oblast and the Center for Integration NGO.

The Ukrainian-Swiss project, Mental Health for Ukraine, is being implemented in Rivne oblast. The key goal is to improve the quality and availability of psychosocial support. A memorandum of cooperation for 4 years was signed with Heiko Konigstein, project manager. In particular, it is about the support and promotion of supported living services in communities.

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil City Council reported that 174 servicemen from the city will receive payments of UAH 10K (each) for a total of UAH 1 mln 740K. In total, 330 servicemen will receive the payments. Decisions on payments are taken one after the other as applications are received.

Khmelnytskyi oblast

The RMA reported that 2 minibuses, 3 pickup trucks and a command and staff vehicle were sent to the military to efficiently control mobile fire groups.

Chernivtsi oblast

Chernivtsi RMA held a meeting with representatives of Chernivtsi territorial center of staffing and social support, heads of regional medical institutions and heads of military medical commissions of the region. Participants discussed problems of the military and medical complex and ways to solve them. In addition, they talked about preventing corruption of military medical commissions.

International support of Ukraine in the russian-Ukrainian war (russia’s invasion of Ukraine)

Following the results of the meeting of the contact group in the Rammstein format, Hilarion Pavliuk, Spokesman of the Ministry of Defense, announced that in 2024, Ukraine will receive weapons that it does not yet have to strike russian troops and their logistics hubs. According to him, during the meeting, they discussed increasing the production of ammunition and weapons. He also added that this year Ukraine will receive large aid packages from several states.

The US Treasury announced $11.8 bln for Ukraine as part of additional financing. The US Treasury believes that US leadership in providing financial support to Ukraine will catalyze other donors, who are expected to provide approximately three-quarters of Ukraine’s external financing needs in 2024, which support vital government operations, including hospitals, schools, and emergency services. reaction.

Germany will send 6 Sea King Mk41 multipurpose helicopters to Ukraine along with a set of spare parts. The German side will also provide training for the Ukrainian military.

Canada announced a new package of defense aid worth about $15 mln, including 10 rigid-hull inflatable boats, to Ukraine. In addition, Canada will provide training for the Ukrainian military on these boats. Ukraine is expected to receive the vessels by the end of spring 2024.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic reported that the country will conduct training for 20 Ukrainian civil aviation pilots.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met with Manfred Weber, President of the European People’s Party. They discussed Ukraine’s rapprochement with the European Union, efforts towards European integration, support and strengthening of Ukraine, and therefore of the entire Europe.

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President, held a phone conversation with Barbara Bertelsen, Head of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark. They exchanged views on the preparation of the Global Peace Summit, and also discussed the current security situation in Ukraine and the situation at the front.

Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President, held a phone conversation with Timothy Barrow, National Security Adviser of the Prime Minister of Great Britain. They discussed preparations for the conference on joint defense production.

In Uzhhorod, Denys Shmyhal, Head of the Ukrainian government, met with Robert Fico, Prime minister of Slovakia. “Our bilateral relations and support for European initiatives are on the agenda. We are counting on a constructive and practical dialogue,” commented Denys Shmyhal.

The Slovak government will not block Ukraine’s purchase of weapons and equipment from Slovak businesses.

Slovakia will support the Ukraine Facility program, which provides for the allocation of EUR 50 bln from the European Union to Ukraine.

In the capital of Ireland, Dublin, activists of the Ukrainian Crisis Center unfurled a 30-meter flag and formed a “chain of unity” on Dublin’s most famous Ha’penny Bridge.

In the capital of Canada, Ottawa, Ukrainians gathered on the Portage Bridge, which connects the 2 banks of the Ottawa River and the 2 Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, and formed a “living chain of Unity”.

In Oslo, the Ukrainian community held a rally on the square in front of the Storting (Parliament) of the Kingdom of Norway. Holding a large flag of Ukraine, they formed a live chain on the occasion of the Unity Day of Ukraine.

In Ukrainian schools in the UAE, thematic lessons for the Day of the Unity of Ukraine were held. In Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah, a “living chain” of unity was created.

Materials compiled by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Olena Reka, Yana Hushchyna, Tamara Moshkovska, Sofia Ratynska, Ioanna Kryvenko, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Аnna Efremova, Albahachiieva Helena

Translated by Tetyana Pidgorna, Yana Hushchyna, Liudmyla Stadnykova, Viktoriia Yurchenko, Zhanna Anshukova, Marharyta Koval, Tetiana Kurbatova, Olga Shalya

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