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Missile strike on Kyiv and Kharkiv, Ramstein-18 and New Hampshire primary - Tuesday brief

Missile strike on Kyiv and Kharkiv, Ramstein-18 and New Hampshire primary - Tuesday brief Collage by RBC-Ukraine

Yesterday, the 18th Ramstein meeting began, and the Russian military again launched a large-scale missile attack on Ukraine, Kyiv and Kharkiv were hit.

RBC-Ukraine compiled the main news for January 23.

Russia's war against Ukraine

Missile attack on Ukraine

On the night and morning of January 23, the Russian army attacked Ukraine using cruise, ballistic, air, and anti-aircraft-guided missiles. Air defense forces managed to destroy 22 of the 42 missiles.

Kyiv, Kharkiv, Pavlohrad, and other cities were hit. There are reports of injuries and deaths, as well as fires and destruction in the cities.

More about the consequences of the Russian missile attack - in RBC-Ukraine's article.

Ramstein-18 meeting

Yesterday, January 23, the 18th meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine's Defense in the Ramstein format began.

Pentagon Secretary Lloyd Austin called on the meeting participants to provide the Ukrainian Defense Forces with "more lifesaving ground-based air-defense systems and interceptors."

For his part, the Ukrainian Defense Minister told yesterday's meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine's Defense in the Ramstein format what the Ukrainian Armed Forces need to make a breakthrough.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden lead in primaries of their respective parties in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, the primaries of the Democratic and Republican parties took place, according to CNN.

Incumbent U.S. President Joe Biden is leading in the Democratic Party primaries.

Currently, 67.5% of voters have cast their ballots in favor of him. Dean Phillips has garnered 19.3% of the votes in the second position.

Donald Trump is currently leading in the Republican Party primaries. He has garnered 54.4% of the votes, maintaining a lead of approximately 25,000 votes over his opponent Nikki Haley.

Haley received votes from 43.6% of voters.

Italy to amplify support for Ukraine during G7 presidency, Reuters

Italy hopes to use its presidency of the G7 to challenge growing perceptions that Russia is prevailing in Ukraine, according to Reuters.

Italy is set to lead the Group of Seven (G7), including the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Canada, throughout 2024 and will host a summit in June.

The source also reports that key issues on the agenda for G7 leaders will include the conflict in the Middle East, food security, climate change, development in Africa, interaction with China, and artificial intelligence.

"As in the last two G7 presidencies, the war in Ukraine will also be a major consideration," writes Reuters.

Ukraine and Britain preparing conference on joint weapons production

The Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, and the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tim Barrow, discussed preparations for a conference on joint defense production, according to the website of the Office of the President.

The interlocutors focused on the Agreement on Security Co-operation between Ukraine and the United Kingdom, which was signed during the visit of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to our country.

In continuation of the dialogue between the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, the preparation for the conference on joint defense production was discussed.

Hungarian Foreign Minister receives threats ahead of planned visit to Ukraine

Information about threats received in an email emerged on the eve of the planned visit of Peter Szijjarto to Ukraine. This information surfaced against the backdrop of the upcoming meeting between the head of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, according to Index.

Information surfaced on the eve of Peter Szijjarto's scheduled visit to Ukraine that the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs allegedly received an email in Ukrainian containing threats of an explosion if he dares to come to our country.

The letter, among other things, claims that its authors allegedly hate the government of Hungary, which, according to them, is doing everything to make Ukrainians lose the war.

Preparing for worst: S-300 air defense systems being installed around St. Petersburg

The Russian authorities have begun installing S-300 air defense systems around St. Petersburg following successful drone strikes on targets in the Leningrad region, according to the ASTRA Telegram channel.

"S-300s are being deployed around Peter. So, guys, brace yourselves for the worse," the message says.

A resident captured footage of the anti-aircraft missile systems, with one of them blocking a roadway while attempting to maneuver.

Oscars 2024 nominees: Full list

Yesterday, the nominees for the 2024 Academy Awards were unveiled. As expected, Oppenheimer, Barbie, and Poor Things dominated the nominations. Ukrainian documentary about Russia's war against Ukraine, 20 Days in Mariupol, is also included.

The awards ceremony, happening for the 96th time, is scheduled for March 10 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony for the fourth time.

Full list of nominees - in RBC-Ukraine article.