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President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that the only wish of all Ukrainians in 2023 is victory and is determined to keep the course“I want to wish all of us one thing: victory. And that’s the main thing. I have one request for all Ukrainians,” Zelensky said as Ukrainians celebrated the first new year since the invasion. said in a video message just before midnight. He reiterated that he will be with the people while they fight for their freedom. “We were told to surrender. We chose to fight back,” he said. “We are ready to fight for [freedom]That’s why each of us is here. I am here. we are here you are here. everyone is here We are all Ukraine. ”
Russian leaders have issued a series of defiant messages ahead of the New YearPresident Vladimir Putin has said Russia will “never surrender” to the West and is fighting for “the fatherland, truth and justice so that Russia’s security is guaranteed”. It was the longest New Year’s greeting in his 20-year term.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Russia’s victory over Ukraine was ‘inevitable’.
Russia fired more than 20 cruise missiles at targets in Ukraine on Saturday. At least one person was killed and another 20 injured in Kyiv. One Ukrainian official described it as “New Year’s Eve terror.” Fourteen of his wounded were taken to hospital, with at least one in critical condition after his second major missile attack on Moscow in three days.
One of the buildings attacked was not just a hotel, it was also a residential area city center and west. Kyiv’s affected territories were Solomyansk, Solomyan, Pechersk, Khorosibsk.
A Japanese journalist was also among the injured., to report a dispute while staying at the hotel. A series of 10 explosions were heard in the first wave.
The attack mimics the Christmas Eve attackRussia looks to undermine Ukraine’s morale before the holidays.
Six injured in Mykolaiv southern regiontwo more were injured in the western city of Khmelnitsky.
House damaged in Zaporizhia city located in the south of the country.
Water and electricity supply still works in Kyivsome were turned off preemptively amid air raid warnings.
The Ukrainian first lady condemned the attack. Olena Zelenska, wife of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said:
Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov says Russia may be preparing new mobilization orders Borders may be closed to men eligible to fight within a week.
Russia and Ukraine exchanged over 200 prisoners of warthe latest prisoner exchange between the two sides.
US fears China’s alliance with Russia After Russian and Chinese Presidents Vladimir Putin and President Xi Jinping held a videoconference on Friday, the US said Moscow was continuing its invasion of Ukraine.
Russian officials say soldiers and civil servants deployed in Ukraine will be exempt from income taxin the latest efforts to encourage support for military operations there.