If you like NEIVANMADE’s art, well you can get it in a calendar:
Неймовірний календар від @BackAndAlive . Стікери з ілюстраціями на кожен день 2023 року! Маю честь опинитись в чудовій компанії українських ілюстраторів. Хто хоче стікери від #NEIVANMADE, то їх там двадцять чотири 🙂 pic.twitter.com/WAkfSWCy7t
— NEIVANMADE (@neivanmade) January 16, 2023
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An incredible calendar from @BackAndAlive. Stickers with illustrations for every day of 2023! I am honored to be in the wonderful company of Ukrainian illustrators. If you want stickers from #NEIVANMADE , there are twenty-four of them 🙂
The big news today is that Britain is actually sending tanks to Ukraine.
The Challenger 2 is the latest piece of military equipment the UK is donating to support Ukraine. Read more about it here 👇 pic.twitter.com/Ejg1hnkiuq
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) January 16, 2023
The statement of Ben Wallace, the British Minister of Defence, will be after the jump.
Here is President Zelenskyy’s address from earlier today. Video below, English transcript after the jump: (emphasis mine)
The debris of the house destroyed by the Russian missile is still being dismantled in Dnipro. I thank everyone who is carrying out this rescue operation! Every employee of the State Emergency Service and police, every doctor, every volunteer! Everyone who is involved!
As of now, 39 people, including 6 children, have been rescued from under the rubble.
In total, 47 reports were received about those who could have been in the house at the time of the strike and whose fate was unknown. The information about 22 people has been clarified. It is known about 40 dead, including 3 children. My condolences to all whose loved ones were killed by this strike!
The Security Service of Ukraine has already started to gather information about those Russian military who prepared and carried out this strike. There is no doubt: every person guilty of this war crime will be identified and brought to justice.
This strike at Dnipro, as well as other similar strikes, falls, in particular, under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. And we will use all available opportunities – both national and international – to ensure that all Russian murderers, everyone who gives and executes orders on missile terror against our people, face legal sentences. And to ensure that they serve their punishment.
This is a fundamental task for Ukraine and for our partners. I thank everyone who supports our country on the path to justice.
Today, by the way, I spoke with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte – he is one of those who help Ukraine the most, particularly in the issue of justice.
It was our third conversation with Mr. Prime Minister in four weeks.
I am grateful to Mark and all Dutch people for their continued support and clear understanding that Ukrainians must defeat Russian aggression.
Today we discussed protection against Russian missiles and Iranian drones – we are doing everything to strengthen our air defense as much as possible.
It is very important that our conversation took place on the eve of the visit of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands to the United States.
What happened in Dnipro, the fact that Russia is preparing a new attempt to seize the initiative in the war, the fact that the nature of hostilities at the front requires new decisions in the defense supply – all this only emphasizes how important it is to coordinate our efforts – efforts of all members of the coalition to defend Ukraine and freedom. And to speed up decision-making.
Today, there is a good example from the UK. A new package of defense assistance has been announced – exactly what we need. Tanks, other armored vehicles, artillery.
What we discussed with Prime Minister Sunak. I thank you, Rishi, I thank every Briton for the tangible and timely support!
I held a regular meeting of the Staff. The questions are as follows. Interaction with our partners. Counteraction to missile terror. Possible scenarios of enemy actions and our response to each of the probable scenarios.
There were reports of commanders, intelligence chiefs. There were also necessary decisions.
The situation in the Donetsk direction was considered separately and in detail. Soledar, Bakhmut and other cities against which Russia has concentrated its last most prepared forces.
We also reviewed the situation on the southern front. We see what Russia is preparing.
Every day and night we work to reduce the enemy’s potential: every day and night we subtract their warehouses, headquarters, communications.
Today, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia visited Kyiv.
Of course, we discussed first of all how to make the OSCE effective.
This is one of those international organizations that have significant potential, but for various reasons in critical situations have a great lack of concrete actions, a great lack of determination.
The OSCE can significantly increase attention and act accordingly regarding the deportation of our people from the occupied territory to Russia. And regarding the situation with Ukrainian prisoners. No international organization has found the strength to gain access to the places of detention of our prisoners in Russia yet. This must be corrected.
I hope that the OSCE presidency of North Macedonia will contribute to this.
Starting tomorrow, this week will be even more active in terms of our diplomacy.
The Davos Forum will start its work – Ukraine will be heard at this globally important platform.
At the end of the week, a regular meeting in the Ramstein format will be held. We expect fundamental decisions from the coalition of our partners.
Important bilateral negotiations are also planned.
Every day of our diplomatic marathon brings Ukraine quite specific defensive results. And I thank everyone who helps our state! I thank everyone who works for the victory of Ukraine!
Glory to each of our warriors! Glory to all who have been fighting since February 24 and since 2014!
This week, on January 20, we will mark the Day of Honoring the Defenders of the Donetsk airport.
Today we have already started to recall that defense, that heroism of our people. The fight started in May 2014. The last defender left the DAP on January 23, 2015. And it was such a defense that the whole world should have seen back then already what Ukrainian invincibility means.
I am confident that the Ukrainian flag will return to the Donetsk airport, Donetsk and other cities and villages of our Donbas and other temporarily occupied territories. Temporarily is the key word.
Ukraine will return its people and what belongs to it.
Glory to Ukraine!
Here is the British Minister of Defence’s statement: (emphasis mine)
Oral statement to Parliament
Defence Secretary oral statement on war in Ukraine
The Defence Secretary made a statement to Parliament updating members on the UK’s continued programme of military aid to Ukraine, including Challenger 2 tanks.
From: Ministry of Defence and The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP
Published 16 January 2023
Thank you to 🇬🇧 for another strong security assistance package.
Tanks, artillery, vehicles, drones, ammo will strengthen our capacity to drive occupiers out of 🇺🇦. These are the tools that will help to build our victory.
Thank you to @RishiSunak @BWallaceMP and the 🇬🇧 people.
— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) January 16, 2023
Here’s what Shashank Joshi, The Economist‘s defense correspondent, thinks about today’s announcement:
I’d estimate 70% chance of Leopard tanks being in Ukrainian hands by end of spring. https://t.co/fOuun86IFW
— Shashank Joshi (@shashj) January 16, 2023
Here’s former NAVDEVGRU Squadron Leader Chuck Pfarrer’s most recent assessment of the situation in Kremenna:
KREMINNA AXIS /1320 UTC 16 JAN/ RU forces conducted fire missions on Kuzmyne, indicating the presence of UKR forces. The Forward Edge of the Battle Area (FEBA) is assessed to extend from the center of Kreminna in a southern direction to the banks of the Sievro-Donets River. pic.twitter.com/DA8iNmrxuI
— Chuck Pfarrer | Indications & Warnings | (@ChuckPfarrer) January 16, 2023
Please remember that a lot of the reporting and statements are now hours old.
The bodies of 40 dead, including 3 children, were found at the house in Dnipro destroyed by a russian missile.
How many Ukrainians must be killed by the terrorist state before the world finally understands that that inaction and hesitancy is equivalent to siding with the killer? pic.twitter.com/HY3b0JRNvF
— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) January 16, 2023
Journalists from iStories called one of the perpetrators of the Dnipro missile strike – Dmitry Golenkov, the chief of staff of an aviation squadron of the Shaikovka aviation group. The man dismisses the accusations, his friends in the background attack and insult the journalist. pic.twitter.com/7Cb7dauInB
— Dmitri (@wartranslated) January 16, 2023
Bakhmut & Soledar:
Update from Bakhmut/Soledar, 16 January – Kiyanyn. pic.twitter.com/zuuSAxMqLo
— Dmitri (@wartranslated) January 16, 2023
I know everyone is still raw in regards to the news and imagery coming out of Dnipro and, as such, I think it is important to make sure we take note of the below here:
Did you know there are some good russians? We have 3 battalions of them fighting on our side. Freedom of Russia Legion's sworn goal is to defend Ukraine, restore Ukraine's 1991 borders including Crimea, Donetsk & Luhansk and to topple putin's regime👍 pic.twitter.com/uzV1IPSmpY
— Sofia Ukraini (@SlavaUk30722777) January 16, 2023
Obviously, this is just one video from somewhere and doesn't prove anything apart from that some people are getting fed up.
— Dmitri (@wartranslated) January 15, 2023
Those people are very brave, choosing to oppose, even knowing that they will lose everything.
Even after 22 years in Putin's regime, there are people standing up and saying that he is not right. Many have not survived this, yet every time there are people standing up.
— Dmitri (@wartranslated) January 15, 2023
Commandant Col. Curtis King of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery school tells @WestfallAustin training will consist of operator and maintainer task. This training is expected to take several months, according to DOD pic.twitter.com/n77uWfWlQB
— Liz Friden (@Liz_Friden) January 16, 2023
Some more about Poludnytsyahttps://t.co/BpzpGFU0aO
— Sofia Ukraini (@SlavaUk30722777) January 15, 2023
There were two children from Kherson, who were heavily injured by russians’ shelling. The story of brave Artem, who lost his hand, is in the video. I’ll share 6 year old Alisa’s story soon.
— Maria Drutska 🇺🇦 (@maria_drutska) January 16, 2023
That’s enough for tonight.
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