The Russian Armed Forces struck Ukraine heavily with unmanned aerial vehicles and missiles in the latest wave of air raids on January 26, taking the lives of at least eleven non-combatant residents, destroying several buildings, and damaging vital energy infrastructure in multiple regions, according to the officials in Kyiv.
According to media reports, a large number of Ukrainian citizens took shelter in Kyiv Rapid Transit Stations as an air-raid alarm sounded at rush hour before Moscow unleashed its latest in the wave of strikes on the National Grid since last October that has led to severe power blackouts during bitterly cold weather.
The missile attacks followed UAV strikes overnight, just a day after Zelenskyy’s Ukraine secured vows of powerful armored vehicles from Berlin and Washington to strengthen its defense and forces – a move that infuriated Kremlin officials. That’s how Russia responded, with fury, to the US and Germany’s proclamation, and also has in the past reacted to apparent Kyiv’s battlefield gains with brutal air attacks that have forced millions of Ukrainians without power, water, and heating infrastructure.
Furthermore, according to media reports, the Ukrainian officials said that it had destroyed all twenty-four UAVs Moscow forces sent overnight, including fifteen around the north-central city Kyiv along the Dnipro River, and forty-seven out of fifty-five Moscow-fired missiles – some launched from the Tupolev Tu-95 – a 4-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber in Russia’s Far North.
US Sanctions Russia’s Wagner Group
Around twenty Russian missiles were destroyed in the surroundings of the Capital City, where a fifty-year-old resident lost his life, and two were injured as a rocket struck non-residential structures, according to the city officials. The President of war-torn Ukraine said he had held discussions with top military officials on 26 January and discussed multiple ways to counter future missile strikes more effectively; however, he provided no more details.
America has formally labeled the PMC Wagner a “translational criminal organization,” unveiling a fresh package of sanctions against the Russian paramilitary organization. President Biden’s government declared the new measures on Jan. 26 as the U.S. continues its drive to punish the Kremlin over its unjustifiable and cruel incursion of the former Soviet State.
On the other hand, Moscow said the approval of NATO’s powerful main battle tanks to Kyiv is evidence of direct and escalating American and Western involvement in the Russo-Ukrainian war. The remarks came after Berlin and Washington said Wednesday that they’d weaponize Zelenskyy troops with dozens of Leopard-2 and M1 Abram MBTs in its defense against Moscow aggression.