Situation around Ukraine in brief. January 2

02.01.2023, Moscow.

We publish a summary of events concerning the situation around Ukraine as of 7 p.m., January 2.

Political situation

The Republic of Armenia will host a joint exercise of the Collective Security Treaty Organization peacekeeping forces Unbreakable Brotherhood-2023. The Russian Defense Ministry’s website reports about this.

Long-range aviation commander Sergey Kobylash said that Russian strategic aircraft to take part in a special military operation in Ukraine in 2023.


Hits are reported in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Kherson and Poltava regions.

Explosions in Ochakov, Nikolaev and Cherkasy regions.

Mobilization in Ukraine has not stopped since February 24 and is proceeding as planned, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Aleksey Danilov said. “As much as our Armed Forces need, so many Recruitment Centers conscript into our army those people that the Ukrainian army considers necessary for that period of time,” Danilov said

Western countries and their supporters

The UK has stopped importing liquefied natural gas from Russia as of 1 January. The Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom informed. The decision to refuse Russian LNG from the new year was announced back on October 28 , 2022, and there was no revision.

“It is a core responsibility for NATO to ensure that we have the stocks, the supplies, the weapons in place to ensure our own deterrence and defense, but also to be able to continue to provide support to Ukraine for the long haul.  Russia has shown no sign of giving up its overall goal of taking control over Ukraine,” the NATO Secretary General said. “All that indicates that they are prepared to continue the war and also potentially try to launch a new offensive,” Stoltenberg told the BBC.

Turkey and Azerbaijan held 12 joint exercises in 2022. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote about it on his Twitter page, according to Trend. “The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote on his Twitter page that Turkey had held 12 joint exercises with Azerbaijan to improve our military capabilities.”

Half of the EU countries will face recession in 2023 because of Ukraine – head of the International Monetary Fund.

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