War in Ukraine: what to remember from the day of January 16

It is one of the deadliest strikes since the beginning of the war. A Russian bombardment on a building in Dnipro, in the east of the country, on Saturday January 14, killed at least 40 people, according to the latest Ukrainian relief report on Monday January 16. A “war crime” denounced in particular by the Swedish presidency of the European Union. At the same time, Vladimir Putin denounced during a telephone exchange with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the increase in arms deliveries from Western forces to Ukraine.

Death toll from Russian strike on building in Dnipro rises

At least 40 people were killed and 75 were injured in the Russian shelling that hit a building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday, according to the latest relief service report Ukrainians. In the rubble, rescue teams were still looking for 29 missing people, authorities said. The Kremlin has denied any responsibility, blaming it on a Ukrainian air defense shot.

The Swedish Presidency of the European Union has denounced “war crimes”. Same story at the UN, where Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned this attack, saying that it was a new example of suspected violations of the laws of war”, said one of its spokespersons.

Vladimir Putin denounces the increasing deliveries of Western weapons

While NATO assured that Ukraine would receive even more heavy armament “in the near future”, Vladimir Putin denounced in a telephone interview with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan “the destructive line adopted by the kyiv regime which has bet on intensifying the fighting, with the support of its Western sponsors who are increasing their deliveries of arms and military equipment”. On Saturday, the United Kingdom announced the supply to kyiv of Challenger 2, which would be the first delivery of Western-made heavy tanks to Ukraine. “These tanks are burning and will burn”, spokesman Dmitry Peskov also launched to the press on Monday.

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A man posing as a veteran of the Wagner militia enters Norway

Andrei Medvedev, 26, was arrested after illegally crossing Russia’s border with Norway overnight from Thursday to Friday, his Norwegian lawyer Brynjulf ​​Risnes said. He presents himself as a former mercenary from the paramilitary group Wagner and is going to seek asylum in Norway. “He is willing to talk about his experience in the Wagner group to people who investigate war crimes”said master Risnes.

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