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news of the day
The quest for survivors has ended. Ukrainian relief announced on Tuesday the end of “search and rescue” operations in the rubble of a building destroyed by a Russian strike on Saturday in Dnipro.
The regional governor, Valentyn Reznitchenko, reported 45 dead, including six children, shortly after the official announcement of the cessation of research.
For nearly four days, the emergency services tried to find survivors buried in the rubble of the building. They said 39 people were rescued. The Dnipro tragedy is one of the deadliest bombings on a civilian site since the start of the war in Ukraine nearly eleven months ago.
sentence of the day
Ukraine received the first three billion euros of the new macro-financial program of 18 billion euros. I am grateful to the EU and its President Ursula von der Leyen for their strong support. Preserving Ukraine’s financial stability is vital to our common victory over the aggressor”
These are the words of Volodymyr Zelensky. In a tweet, the Ukrainian President thanked European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for the European Union’s funded support to his country.
The disbursement of aid granted by Europe to Ukraine is staggered throughout 2023. kyiv has thus just received the first three billion of the allocated envelope. With this financial assistance, the country, which has been at war for nearly 11 months, must be able to maintain the functioning of its essential public services, preserve its economic stability and rebuild the infrastructure affected by the Russian strikes.
The number of the day
7.031. Like the number of civilian victims who have died in Ukraine since the invasion of the country by Russia on February 24, 2022, until January 15, 2023. The macabre tally is kept by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ( OHCHR).
Also according to the UN institution, 11,327 civilians have been injured since the start of the conflict, nearly eleven months ago.
“Most of the civilian casualties are due to the use of explosive weapons with a wide range of action, including heavy artillery fire, multiple rocket launchers, missiles and air strikes”, comments the High Commission.
The Russian Defense Minister inspected the troops taking part in the offensive in Ukraine. Sergei Shoigu went to the general staff of the Vostok military group where he spoke with the commander of this group and those of other units and was presented with a report on the situation on the ground and ” progress in carrying out combat tasks on the main directions”.
The army did not specify in its press release where the staff is located, which may be in Russia as well as in Ukraine.