Any Abrams combat tanks given by US to Ukraine will 'burn': Russia
Germany has announced plans to deploy Leopard 2 tanks, while the US President Joe Biden has announced the decision to supply 31 M1 Abrams tanks. The move marks a significant shift in Western assistance for Ukraine, which has primarily focused on defensive measures. Germany also announced plans to supply Ukraine with heavy artillery, air defense systems, and rocket launchers.
IAEA deploys permanent mission at Ukraine's Khmelnytsky nuclear plant
The mission's main tasks are to maintain nuclear and radiation safety at the facility amid the Russia-Ukraine war, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a statement by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine. Last week, the IAEA established its missions at three other nuclear plants, namely Rivne in western Ukraine, Pivdennoukrainsk in the south, and Chernobyl plant in the north, the statement said.
'Doomsday Clock' set at 90 seconds to midnight amid Ukraine crisis
The Doomsday Clock's time is set by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board with the support of the Bulletin's Board of Sponsors, which includes 10 Nobel Laureates. The new Clock time is the closest to midnight since it was established in 1947. Previously, the Doomsday Clock had been set at 100 seconds to midnight since 2020.
Ukraine storing weapons at nuclear plants: Russia
He claimed that Kiev has been using the plants as cover for ammunition stockpiles, RT reported."There is credible information that Ukrainian troops are stockpiling the Western-supplied weapons and ammunition on the territory of nuclear power plants," Naryshkin said, according to a statement on the intelligence service's website.
More nations pledge weapons for Ukraine
The announcements came at a meeting on Thursday during which the UK, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Czech Republic, Estonia, the Netherlands and Slovakia promised more support, the BBC reported. The announcements came at a meeting on Thursday during which the UK, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark
Russia deploys lethal anti-aircraft systems around Moscow
Putin has now deployed Russia's fearsome S-400 defence missiles to two locations in the capital amid fears Kyiv could launch attacks on the city, the Daily Mail reported. The S-400 'Triumf' air defence system is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles. It can also be used against ground objectives.
Russian attack on Ukarine's Dnipro: Death toll reaches 44
Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov has confirmed the toll, Ukrainska Pravda reported. On January 14, the Russians hit an apartment building in Dnipro smashing many houses. In the attack, 72 apartments were destroyed and over 230 damaged in the apartment block, where two sections, from floor 2 to floor 9, were smashed.