Daily News And Information From Ukraine

January 15, 2023

Dispatches from Ukraine. Day 325.

As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are critical. Forbes gathers information and provides updates on the situation.

By Daria Dzysiuk.

Russian forces launched a massive rocket attack on Ukraine on Saturday, January 14. Here is an overview of its consequences by each city or region.


In Dnipro, a Russian missile destroyed an entire apartment block of a 9-story residential building at around 4 p.m. causing a fire to break out, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, wrote. As a result, the entire district was left without electricity and other life-support systems. According to preliminary information, 27 people received injuries of varying severity—including six children—while five people were killed, said mayor Filatov.


Ukraine’s capital was attacked by Russian rockets targeting infrastructure facilities. In the Darnytskyy district, a fragment of a Russian rocket damaged two civilian cars, in Holosiyvkyy. No casualties have been recorded, the city council said. Another intercepted rocket landed near the Pyrohovo Museum, Oleksandr Tkachenko, Ukraine’s Minister of Culture and Information Policy, wrote. Luckily, no employees were injured.

Lviv Region.

Governor Maksym Kozatskyy informed reported that the Russian Army launched an attack on a critical infrastructure facility of Lviv region. Subsequently, there may be water shortages in the aftermath.

Kharkiv Region.

Russian troops shelled Kharkiv's industrial district early in the morning with S-300 rockets, said mayor Ihor Terekhov. Information regarding casualties and damage is being clarified.

Odesa Region.

Ukrainian air defense systems shot down four cruise missiles over the Odesa region during the massive rocket strike Russian military forces launched today against Ukraine, governor Maksym Marchenko wrote. One missile hit a critical infrastructure facility, slightly damaging it. “Air defense units once again showed their excellent work. Thank you for protecting our residents.”

Donetsk regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said Soledar town remains under the control of Ukrainian soldiers, despite Russian claims its forces have taken the settlement. Fierce fighting for the town continues. Kyrylenko said Russian troops suffered great losses there and the land is literally covered with Wagner group or regular Russian armed forces troops. "Soledar is under the control of the Ukrainian authorities and our military controls it. However, there are both city battles and battles outside as (the) enemy intends to advance simultaneously in several directions.”

President Zelesnkyy had a phone call with UK Prime Minister Sunak on January 14 to discuss Russia’s war in Ukraine and Ukraine’s successive victories. The latter confirmed London will provide Ukraine with Challenger 2 tanks and additional artillery systems. “Always strong support of the UK is now impenetrable and ready for challenges. In a conversation with the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, I thanked for the decisions that will not only strengthen us on the battlefield, but also send the right signal to other partners,” was Zelesnkyy’s media response to the news.

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