Moscow prepares response to Makiivka attack: Ukraine Russia, the latest war news

Of Marta Serafini, sent to Kiev, and Redazione Online

The war news of Wednesday 4 January, live.

• The war in Ukraine reached the 314th day.
• The management of the battle: the trident of Kiev and the contrasts of Moscow.
• Kiev accuses two Russian generals of attacks on civilians.
• Moscow’s anger after attack on Makiivka, General Staff prepares response. In the meantime, a journalists’ hotel in Donbass has been hit, there are no victims.

06:28 am – Explosions in Crimea in Sevastopol and at Belbek airport

In the early hours of the morning strong explosions were heard in the Crimea in Sevastopol and at the Russian military airport of Belbek. People living in the area report it on social media, there is no official confirmation. The hypothesis of a new Ukrainian attack with drones.

05:17 – Another Russian citizen dead in India, new mystery

A third Russian citizen died in India two weeks later the disappearance of MP Pavel Antov and his friend Bydanov Vladimir. According to the Independent, the body of a naval engineer from Murmansk – Sergey Milyakov – was found yesterday on board the MB Aldnah ship, in the port of Paradip, in the Jagatsinghpur district of the state of Odisha. The cause of death is not yet known. Milyakov, 51, was the chief engineer of the vessel, which was bound for Mumbai from Chittagong port in Bangladesh via Odisha. His death follows that of Vladimir last December 22, from cardiac arrest, and that of Antov on December 24, who fell from the third floor of a hotel in Rayagada, also in the state of Odisha.

0512 hours – Russian bombs on Zaporizhzhia, air raid warning in various areas of Ukraine

A person was injured last night in a Russian attack on the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia, in southern Ukraine: the head of the regional military administration, Oleksandr Starukh, announced on Telegram, as reported by Ukrainska Pravda. Again the enemy hit the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia with missiles. As a result of the attack, a fire broke out in a civilian infrastructure, wrote Starukh. Also yesterday evening, just before midnight, air alerts were triggered in the regions of Donetsk, Kharkiv, Poltava and Dnipropetrovsk.

05:10 – Moscow admits 89 dead in Ukrainian attack on Makiivka

According to Moscow, 89 Russian soldiers died in the course of the Ukrainian attack on the Russian training center of Makiivka, in occupied Donetsk. After an initial silence, the Russian Defense Ministry admitted the loss of 65 soldiers. According to Kiev sources, however, the victims would be 300, perhaps even 400. Moscow has confirmed that the attack was carried out by Kiev forces after locating the target by following the traces of Russian soldiers’ cell phones.

05:05 am – Usa: our support for Ukraine will have bipartisan support

We have complete confidence that our approach to Ukraine will have bipartisan support in the US Congress. US State Department spokesman Ned Price said this in a press briefing, underlining that the United States will be at Kiev’s side for as long as necessary. We have received word from members of the 118th Congress of both parties that support for Ukraine will continue, the spokesman added.

05:00 – Kiev, 500 Russian soldiers killed or wounded in Kherson

Ukrainian forces killed or wounded in an artillery attack in the Kherson region. This is what the General Staff of Kiev maintains, providing the balance sheet – which has not been independently verified – of the attack last December 31st near the village of Chulakivka. The General Staff also reported an attack on Russian units on January 1 in the village of Fedorivka, without providing details on the number of victims. Fedorivka and Chulakivka are both located on the southeast side of the Dnipro River. Yesterday, the Ukrainian Armed Forces claimed responsibility for killing 400 Russian soldiers on New Year’s Eve in an attack with Himars missiles against Makiivka, in Donetsk, while Moscow confirmed the deaths of only 63 soldiers.

18:41 – The management of the battle: the trident of Kiev and the contrasts of Moscow

Preparation, search for targets, execution. the trident used by Kiev to manage this phase of the conflict and stand up to the enemy. In Moscow, on the other hand, they are arguing over the latest setbacks and Vladimir Putin orders reparations to the relatives of the fallen (here the military point of Marinelli and Olimpio).

January 4, 2023 (change January 4, 2023 | 06:35)

Moscow prepares response to Makiivka attack: Ukraine Russia, the latest war news