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Ukraine Russia Latest War News | Zelenskyy: An investigation into the downed helicopter has been launched. Blink:…

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The War News of Thursday 19 January live. The United States, writes the New York Times, is ready to guarantee Kyiv regaining control of Crimea

• The war in Ukraine reached the 330th day.
• Technical failure, sabotage: hypotheses and theories about the crashed helicopter.
• Zelensky, who confirmed the number of injured people, including 11 children, and 14 victims, including one child, announced the start of an official investigation.
• The US, writes the New York Times, would be willing to guarantee Kyiv more firepower in an attempt to recapture Crimea.

0833 – GB Intelligence: Moscow plans to deploy T-14 Armata tanks, risky decision

According to British Intelligence’s Daily Bulletin, Russia is likely considering sending a small number of newly built T-14 Armata tanks to Ukraine. This prediction is confirmed by the pictures from the end of December 2022, which showed the T-14 in a training area in southern Russia: The location was related to the preparation for the mission in Ukraine. Before that, the report continues, pro-government Russian media claimed that the T-14s were being prepared for deployment. However, it is unclear whether Russia has already transferred assets to Ukraine. However, the report notes that any deployment of T-14s will likely be a high-risk decision for Russia.

08:17 – Michel on his way to Kyiv: Ukraine needs us

European Council President Charles Michel travels to Kyiv, where he will meet Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. This was announced through a video selfie posted on Twitter. The Ukrainians are fighting for their country, for the future of their children. But they also fight for our common European values ​​of peace and prosperity. They need and deserve our support, he said. Add: I will discuss with President Zelenskyy and his team what other concrete steps we can take to ensure they are stronger.

08:12 – US, no ATCM missiles or Abrams tanks in Kyiv

The United States has decided not to supply Ukraine with long-range ATCM missile systems or Abrams tanks for the time being, US Secretary of Defense Colin Kahl said, as reported by NBC News. “We believe the Ukrainians can change the dynamics on the battlefield and create the kind of effects they want to push back the Russians without the ATCMs,” Kahl said, returning from a surprise trip to Ukraine. The undersecretary then noted that Washington was not yet ready to deliver Abrams tanks to Kyiv, stating that some systems were not useful if they were difficult to maintain or if troops were difficult to train for their use.

8:01 am – CNN, new US arms package will be 2.5 billion

The new US mega-military aid package to Ukraine will be worth a total of about $2.5 billion, reports CNN, citing two well-informed sources. This is one of the largest packages announced by Washington since the beginning of the war. The package, which has not yet been finalized, will include Stryker combat vehicles for the first time. The new help, the American broadcaster writes on its website, could be completed by the end of the week.

07:47 – Berlin and the terms of delivery of leopards to Kyiv

(Guido Olimpio) Germany will give the green light to supply Leopards to Ukraine on condition that the US does the same with Abrams tanks. A move the White House ruled out. At least for now. This was revealed by Wall Street Journal and Portal agency sources. Many contacts behind the scenes. The New York Times, however, writes that the government could grant systems that could hit military installations in Crimea. A change after a long internal debate and the evaluation of the possible reaction of the invaders. Washington seems willing to take the risk.
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07:34 – Today the defense ministers of the UK, Poland and the Baltics are meeting

Defense ministers from the UK and Poland will meet their Baltic counterparts in Estonia in a pre-meeting ahead of a broader defense summit on Friday aimed at increasing pressure on Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to continue. But there are signs that London’s maneuvers are irritating Berlin. A German government source told Portal the UK appeared to be ignoring Berlin’s recent decision to supply a Patriot missile defense system and 40 Marder combat vehicles. Government sources accused the UK of responding to “internal political pressure”, adding that leaning on allies was “unhelpful”. “Supplying tanks to Ukraine is not taboo. But these issues will be further resolved in the transatlantic context,” the same sources explained.

05:00 – Blinking: $125 million from US to Ukraine to support power and energy grid

In recent days, America has announced new initiatives to support Ukraine in the war. Important news came from Antony Blinken, according to Portal reports: the US Secretary of State announced that the US will allocate $125 million to Kyiv to support energy and power grids after targeted attacks by Russian forces.

00:40 – Russian raids on the Sumy region

Russian forces continue to pound the municipalities of Krasnopil and Shalygin in the north-eastern Sumy region with mortar shells throughout the day. This was reported by Ukriform, citing the head of the local regional military administration, Dmytro Zhivytsky. There were no casualties or injuries.

00:38 – Zelenskyy: We will clarify the disaster, criminal investigations will be initiated

The rescue operation lasted almost nine hours in Brovary, Kyiv region, at the crash site of the helicopter, which crashed today in a suburb of the Ukrainian capital. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy returned to address the helicopter crash in his evening video message on Telegram: We will establish clear facts about what led to the disaster. Hundreds of people were involved in putting out the fire, searching and rescuing the injured and in the initial investigative measures – he added. I would like to thank the kindergarten teachers on whose territory the helicopter crashed. Thanks for taking the kids with you. I also thank the citizens of Brovary who helped both the children and the injured. Recalling that 25 people were injured, including 11 children, while the victims are 14, including one child, the President also announced the opening of an official investigation: the Ukrainian Security Service has opened a criminal investigation into this terrible incident. I instructed the head of the Security Service of Ukraine to clarify all the circumstances of the disaster in cooperation with all other authorized bodies. All the necessary decisions regarding the management of the Ministry of Interior have been taken. We lost people who were professionals, patriots, and reliable leaders. Interior Ministers Denys Monastyrskyi, Evgeny Yenin, their colleagues who died in the disaster are not easily replaceable people. really a great loss for the state.

00:29 – The NYT: US ready to guarantee Kyiv regain control of Crimea

The United States would be willing to grant Ukraine more firepower to try to get Kyiv to regain full control of Crimea. The New York Times writes, citing sources from the Biden administration. We have always maintained that Crimea is part of Ukraine – declared Adrienne Watson, spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council – and Ukraine has the right to defend the sovereignty of its territories. In private, however, according to the American newspaper, soldiers and representatives of the Washington government have expressed doubts about the expediency of concentrating on Crimea, arguing instead the need to concentrate on other strategic areas. The US government had taken a dovish stance for months, but that was about to change. According to the New York Times, should the Ukrainian army manage to threaten Russia’s control of Crimea, President Joe Biden believes this change could strengthen Kiev’s position in view of future negotiations. At the same time, however, the newspaper warns that there is a risk that an escalation of the conflict could lead to an escalation of the conflict and the use of tactical nuclear weapons by Moscow.

00:20 – NATO: it is dangerous to underestimate Russia, prepare for future wars

dangerously underestimated Russia and NATO allies must prepare for future wars. This was stated by NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana during a meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, calling on allies to invest more in defense and increase their weapons and ammunition manufacturing capacities. We have no indication that Putin’s goals have changed. So we have to be prepared for the long haul. 2023 will be a difficult year. And we must support Ukraine for as long as necessary, he said.

January 19, 2023 (change January 19, 2023 | 08:37)