Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Russo-Ukrainian war, day 673: Ukraine strikes Russian invaders in occupied territories

Ukraine continues to fiercely battle Russian forces, carrying out strikes across occupied territory. Meanwhile, Moscow persists in covering up its crimes against Ukrainian civilians.
Russo-Ukrainian war, day 673: Ukraine strikes Russian invaders in occupied territories

Exclusive

Ex-Russian GRU officer Salikov exposes Russia’s proxy Ukraine “republics” (full translation). In a bombshell interview, Salikov, who arrived to testify at the ICC, tells how Russia manufactured a “local uprising” in eastern Ukraine, funneled weapons over the border, and shelled its own territory to keep the conflict going

Military

Russia understands only language of strength, chief of Dutch Army warns. Commander-in-Chief of the Dutch Army, Lieutenant General Martin Wijnen, has stated that the Netherlands must be prepared for a potential war with Russia, PAР has reported.

Frontline report: Coordinated Ukrainian strikes across south undermine Russia’s war effort . A series of Ukrainian attacks on military transports, bases and infrastructure across southern Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine have dealt blows to the Russian war machine

British Intel: Destruction of Novocherkassk increased the number of lost key Russian warships to three. The ships were providing important logistical support, augmenting the key Crimea Bridge connection with Russia

Officials: Russian assaults on Luhansk intensify. Russian forces launch up to 170 attacks per day in Luhansk Oblast, targeting civilians, Luhansk Oblast head said.

ISW: Russian forces regain positions near Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. “The recapture of these positions by Russian forces is not particularly significant at this time,” according to the ISW’s report

Intelligence and technology

“People and Know-How, not corruption, now stymie Ukraine’s defense industry,” says Ukrainian Armor director . Ukrainian Armor stands alone as the only private company importing arms for Ukraine’s military, with revenues surging over 100 times since Russia’s full invasion.

The Guardian: Ukraine’s path to victory requires improved weapon supply chain and more support from NATO, expert warns. Ukraine can win the war with Russia if it continues receiving military aid from its allies and learns lessons from the “mistakes that led to its failed counteroffensive in 2023,” says Jack Watling, a senior research fellow for land warfare at the Royal United Services Institute, in an article for The Guardian.

US announces $ 250 mn military aid package for Ukraine, “the last until Congress authorizes additional funds”. The US announced a $250 million military aid package for Ukraine, but the Pentagon cautions it is likely the last assistance possible until Congress approves more Ukraine defense funding.

Minister: Ukraine has “over five” mass-produced analogs of Russia’s Iranian-made Shahed explosive drones. “We have more than five mass-produced analogs of Shahed-131 [long-range suicide drone]. And there is one type that is analogous to Shahed-136,” the Ukrainian minister says, adding that those are mass-produced.

International

Yermak: Presidents of Ukraine, Hungary to meet soon. After Russia’s invasion in February 2022, Ukraine and Hungary had limited contact, as Hungary’s leader is known for his pro-Russian stance. However, in recent weeks there have been increased interactions between the two countries’ leaders.

FT: G7 working groups explore options to confiscate Russian assets. The US has proposed that G7 working groups study ways to confiscate $300 billion in frozen Russian assets and use them to support Ukraine before the February 24 invasion anniversary.

President of Moldova calls on world to continue helping Kyiv. President of Moldova Maia Sandu has urged the world to help Kyiv in fighting off the Russian aggression because the military plans of its leader Vladimir Putin go beyond Ukraine, as per point.md.

Humanitarian and social impact

AP: Russia covered up true human cost of floodings after dam explosion in Kherson Oblast, investigation finds. Russian occupation authorities have deliberately undercounted the number of people killed in deadly floods in Kherson Oblast which were caused as a result of the Kakhovka Dam destruction by Russian troops, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Panamanian freighter damaged by Russian mine in Black Sea. A ship’s captain and a sailor, who are Egyptian citizens, were injured.

Russian recent attacks killed 2, injured 9 in Kherson, Donetsk, Kharkiv oblasts. Since the Russian full-scale invasion, Russia launched about 7,400 missiles and 3,700 Shahed attack drones at targets in Ukraine. Ukraine’s Air Forces downed 1,600 missiles and 2,900 drones, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force Command said.

Ukrainian activists to call on EU to impose more sanctions on Russia over blocking POWs exchanges . Ukrainian organizations that defend the rights of prisoners of war are preparing an appeal to the European Union with a call to impose sanctions on Russia which has repeatedly blocked the exchange of prisoners and civilian hostages, according to UkrInform.

Politico: Russia uses Ukrainian prisoners of war to destabilize Kyiv. Ukraine’s officials say that Russia is deliberately delaying the exchange of POWs and manipulating them to sow discord and distrust in Ukrainian society.

New developments

Poll: 88% of Ukrainians believe Ukraine will win the war against Russia. This steadfast conviction remains despite the increased toll and consequences of nearly two years of full-scale war: 35% said life has become “a little worse” over 2022, while 40% reported a significant deterioration in their living conditions.

Ukrainian Air Force denies rumored presence of F-16 in Ukraine. Ukraine’s Air Force spokesperson urges the Ukrainian press and social media accounts to refrain from disseminating “incredible assumptions” made in Newsweek about the alleged F-16 presence in Ukraine.

Read our earlier daily review here.

As of 28 Dec 2023, the approximate losses of weapons and military equipment of the Russian Armed Forces from the beginning of the invasion to the present day:

    • Personnel: 356670 (+920)
    • Tanks: 5940 (+27)
    • APV: 11015 (+42)
    • Artillery systems: 8391 (+15)
    • MLRS: 935 (+1)
    • Anti-aircraft systems: 617 (+1)
    • Aircraft: 329
    • Helicopters: 324
    • UAV: 6503 (+32)
    • Cruise missiles: 1620
    • Warships/boats: 23
    • Submarines: 1
    • Vehicles and fuel tanks: 11180 (+40)
You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Premium journalism from across Europe.
    • Tailored to your needs, translated into English.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts