Large-Scale Russian Air Assaults on Ukraine

  • Drones and rockets launched by Russia damaged buildings across Ukraine in one of the largest air assaults since the start of the war.  According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, most of the nearly 110 rockets were intercepted. (NBC News; see also Bloomberg; Politico)
  • Russia launched a new wave of missile attacks against Ukraine on New Year’s Eve, injuring at least 28 civilians in Kharkiv. (Politico; see also Reuters; AP News)
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Ukrainian Strikes on Border Regions

  • Moscow said that Ukraine launched drone and missile attacks against Russian border areas killing 21 people.  The strikes came after large-scale Russian attacks against Ukraine killed 39 people.  Russia then launched an additional New Year’s Eve attack on Kharkiv. (Politico; see also Bloomberg)

Final U.S. Military Aid Package to Ukraine

  • The State Department revealed 2023’s final military aid package for Ukraine, which will provide Ukraine with “up to $250 million of arms and equipment under previously directed drawdowns.”  The package includes air defense munitions, ammunition, and more. (Politico)

Ukrainian Air Assault on Crimea’s Port of Feodosia

  • Ukraine carried out an attack on Feodosia in Crimea.  The commander of Ukraine’s air force, Mykola Oleshchuk, said the attack destroyed a major Russian Navy vessel. (Euractiv; see also Euractiv)

Ukraine Considers Proposal for Mobilising 500,000 for War

  • Zelenskyy said the military proposed mobilising 450,000-500,000 more Ukrainians into the armed forces.  He said the military and government would discuss the proposal before sending it to parliament. (Euractiv)
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Artillery Shortages in Ukraine

  • Ukrainian troops on the frontline have been confronted with artillery shortages, causing a scale-back of some military operations. (Euractiv)

Author: Sophie Adams-Smith, Media Analyst, Promote Ukraine

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