Russia-Ukraine War Live: Rescuers work through the night after Russian missile attack on Dnipro building | Ukraine


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Russia stopped the prisoner exchange at the last minute, says Ukraine

Russia canceled a planned exchange of military prisoners on Saturday at the last minute, the Ukrainian Prisoners’ Authority said.

Coordination headquarters for the treatment of prisoners of war on Telegram:

Today, another round of prisoner exchange with the Russian side is planned. However, it was canceled at the last moment at the initiative of the Russian side.

Reuters also reported the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of Russia. Tatyana Moskalkovadid not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Russia and Ukraine have exchanged numerous prisoners — most recently on January 8 — each amounting to hundreds of prisoners during the war.

On Saturday, Moskalkova wrote on the Telegram network that Russian soldiers reported blackmail during Ukrainian captivity.

On January 8, Ukrainian soldiers released during the exchange of prisoners with Russia are on a bus. Photo: Andrey Yermak/Telegram/Reuters

Ukrainian power plant operator Ukrenergo said it was working to “eliminate the consequences” of the latest Russian strikes.

According to the Agence France-Presse, its journalists heard several explosions in Kyiv, and Ukrainian officials reported that a power plant was hit.

Kyiv city administration said:

There is an impact on the infrastructural facility without distress or fire.

The governor said that “the enemy launched another missile attack on important infrastructure and industrial facilities” in the north-eastern region of Kharkiv. Oleg Synabov.

Emergency blackouts have been imposed in “many regions” of Ukraine due to the new attacks, the energy minister said. German Galushchenkosaid Saturday.

Attacks were also reported in the south of Zaporozhye in southeastern Ukraine.

President of Ukraine Vladimir ZelenskyUkraine shot down 20 out of 30 Russian missiles.

“Unfortunately, the energy infrastructure was also damaged, Kharkiv and Kyiv regions were the most affected,” he said.

Workers clear rubble in Zaporozhye after a Russian missile damaged 39 homes on Thursday
Workers clear rubble in Zaporozhye after a Russian missile damaged 39 homes on Thursday. Photo: Dmitry Smolienko/Ukrinform/NurPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock

Ukrainian rescuers in Dnipro also worked through the night to free a woman trapped under the rubble of a destroyed house after hearing her voice, state emergency services said.

Dozens of apartments were destroyed and 100 to 200 people were left homeless after a Russian missile hit an apartment building in a city in southern Ukraine, Deputy President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko said, according to Agence France Presse.

About 1,700 of them remained without electricity and heat, he said.

At least 14 people were killed in Russia’s attack on the Dnieper on Saturday, Ukrainian authorities said.

Welcome and conclusion

Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s ongoing live coverage of the war in Ukraine. This is Day 326 by Adam Fulton.

In our front-page report that it was nearly 9 a.m. in Kyiv, at least 14 people were killed and 64 injured as a wave of Russian missile attacks struck buildings across Ukraine on Saturday afternoon, as it celebrated the popular New Year’s holiday. Rescue operations continued overnight in the devastated block of the south-central city of Dnipro – Russia’s biggest wave in two weeks – which targeted the country’s energy infrastructure.

Valentin Reznichenko, governor of Dnepropetrovsk region, told Telegram that about 38 people had been rescued by Sunday morning, about twenty people were missing and an unknown number remained under the rubble.

In other recent developments:

  • The Prime Minister of Great Britain confirmed that this country will supply tanks to Ukraine Helping Kyiv forces to “push back Russian troops”. Downing Street’s Rishi Sunak said he made the pledge when he spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday morning and offered Challenger 2 tanks and additional artillery systems as a sign of Sunak’s “ambition to step up UK support for Ukraine”. Russia’s embassy in Britain said the move would only “escalate” the conflict.

  • In 11 regions of Ukraine, a decree was issued to turn off electricity in case of emergency After Russia’s strike on energy infrastructure. In a post on Telegram, network operator Ukrenegro said that nationwide consumption limits had been exceeded in 11 regions, after which “emergency shutdowns were applied.”

  • Four explosions were heard in the center of Kyiv on Saturday morning. Air raid sirens followed the attack for the first time since Russia launched sustained missile and drone attacks on the capital in the fall. Until now, sirens sounded 10-90 minutes before an attack, which gave residents time to hide.

  • Air raid warnings were also issued across the country, including in the big cities of Kherson and Lviv. Warnings were also issued for Kharkiv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk and a dozen other regions.

A dark street in Liv is blacked out after rocket attacks on energy infrastructure
A dark street in Liv is blacked out after rocket attacks on energy infrastructure. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
  • Ukraine has called for more support from its allies after its troops suffered heavy losses in battles in Soledar and Bakhmut. These last months. Russia said on Friday that its forces had taken control of the eastern Ukrainian town of Soledar, its first victory after months of battlefield setbacks, and Kyiv said heavy fighting was continuing in the town. “In order to win this war, we need more military equipment, heavy equipment,” said Andriy Yermak, the head of the Ukrainian president’s office, according to Agence France-Presse.

  • The authorities of Moldova announced that the remnants of a rocket were found on its territory Near the Ukrainian border. They said Saturday that the news came “following Russia’s massive bombing of Ukraine” and the third time missiles have fallen on Moldovan territory during the conflict.

  • Former President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev accused Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of shameless subservience to the United States and proposed to ritually disembowel him.. His statement on Saturday was the latest in a series of shocking and provocative statements by hawkish Medvedev, Reuters reported. Speaking on Saturday, the day after a summit with US President Joe Biden, Kishida made no mention of Medvedev’s statement.

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