We publish a summary of events concerning the situation around Ukraine as of 7 p.m., January 11.
The Russian and Belorussian Armed Forces will march to a designated area – the Defense Ministry of Belarus – as part of the harmonization of the Armed Forces of Russia and Belorussia.
Vladimir Putin said that by 2030 the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions should reach the all-Russian level in terms of infrastructure, social services and other parameters of the quality of life.
Polish President Andrzej Duda, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky signed in Lvov a joint declaration of the presidents of the Lublin Triangle, which aims to support Ukraine’s integration into the EU and NATO.
Nighttime power cuts have resumed. This is due to an increased deficit in the energy system, the morning summary of the National Energy Company Ukrenergo said.
Chemical enterprises of Dmitry Firtash’s Ostchem holding in 2022 reduced production of fertilizers threefold – from 5.3 million tons to 1.75 million tons. This was reported by the press service of Group DF International.
The strikes and prolonged power outages in December weakened economic activity in Ukraine, which led to a decrease in demand for labor and the number of vacancies decreased by 5-23% (according to various indicators of job search sites). At the same time, people’s savings are depleted. This is stated in the monthly macroeconomic and monetary survey of the National Bank. Analysts of the National Bank also refer to the data of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) study – an intergovernmental organization, the UN migration agency. According to the IOM, 43% of Ukrainians who have not left the country and 56% of Ukrainians who stayed in Ukraine have already spent their savings.
Concrete blocks are again being installed all over Kiev.
Western countries and their supporters
The Latvian State Police will donate its cars, as well as a boat and a bus to Ukraine. “The State Police on its own initiative, as well as having assessed the request for assistance received from Ukraine, was able to donate 15 more state police vehicles to Ukrainian state authorities,” the report reads. In addition, a boat with a trailer and a Setra bus with 45 seats will be sent to Ukraine.
Poland will transfer a company of Leopard tanks to Ukraine as part of the international coalition, said Andrzej Duda. It became known during their meeting in the framework of the Lublin Triangle, which was also attended by Lithuanian leader Gitanas Nauseda.
The United States is stepping up military assistance to Ukraine in the form of Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and advanced missiles so that the Ukrainian armed units can conduct an offensive and liberate territories before Russia regroups. This was reported by CNN, citing high-ranking US officials.
Ankara is counting on its mediation to open a “humanitarian corridor” between Russia and Ukraine, the Turkish ombudsman said.
South Korea is ready to supply arms and ammunition to the USA in the future on the basis of the allied relationship, President Yoon Seok Yeol said in an interview with AP. According to the agency, Yoon Seok Yeol demonstrated that his country is open to arms deals, such as supplying 100,000 artillery munitions to the US. He stressed that Washington and Seoul regularly buy military equipment from each other. In November, The Wall Street Journal cited sources as saying that South Korea would sell 100,000 artillery munitions to the United States for their subsequent transfer to Ukraine. The Korean Defense Ministry pointed out that during the negotiations on the supplies, it was based on the premise that the United States was the final recipient of the ammunition.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that London would increase its support for Kiev and provide the country with “those military technologies that will help win. Sunak instructed Defense Secretary Ben Wallace to “work with partners” in the coming weeks to go “further and faster with our support for Ukraine including the provision of tanks.”
Switzerland blocks shipments to Ukraine from Spain. Defense Minister Margarita Robles said Switzerland does not allow certain supplies to Kiev, which require a guarantee from the producing country to be re-exported. “The war has shown that we live in a situation of total insecurity,” she added.
The Swedish Archer self-propelled howitzers will be delivered to Ukraine in the amount of 12 pieces. However, the delivery date remains unknown. This was reported by oruzjeonline.com.
Canada will buy an air defense system NASAMS from the USA to transfer to Ukraine. This was announced by the head of the country’s Defense Ministry Anita Anand after a telephone conversation with Defense Minister Reznikov.
All planes in the skies over the USA are forced to land due to a global malfunction. About 760 domestic and international flights have been delayed and another 90 flights have been canceled.
Brussels’ sanctions policy has brought the EU to a dead end. “It is now clear to most Europeans that Brussels’ sanctions policy has brought us to a dead end, not bringing us any closer to peace negotiations [in Ukraine], but causing a serious energy and inflation crisis,” Adviser to the Hungarian Prime Minister Balazs Orban said.