TheVoiceOfJoyce The latest updates on the Ukrainian War. Zelensky tells Ukrainians to be strong and they will be victorious. Putin tells the Russians, they’re fighting against Western Imperialism and targeting drone factories? In reality, Putin is the aggressor. Putin is targeting hospitals and civilians and unleashed 20 rockets on Kyiv and surrounding towns in an effort to further destroy morale and civilians. The Ukrainians can’t give up and must be effective in their counteroffensive. Wishing them good fortune onNew Years Day.

Russia has claimed its strikes against Ukraine on New Year’s Eve that killed three people were targeting its neighbour’s drone production. A children’s hospital was among the buildings said to have been hit by Russian shelling. Ukrainian officials claim Russia is deliberately targeting civilians to sow fear.

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#UPDATE Moscow said on Sunday its New Year’s Eve attacks on Ukraine targeted the pro-Western country’s drone production, claiming it had managed to scupper Kyiv’s “terror attacks” against Russia

9:31 AM · Jan 1, 2023




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Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivered his first wartime new year address moments before Russia unleashed a wave of new rocket strikes on Kyiv. “I wish one thing to all of us now – the victory,” Zelenskiy said, adding his hope that all of Ukraine, within its 1991 borders, would be recaptured this year. “We are ready to fight for it. That is why each of us is here. That is why I am here.” He concluded the video message with his signature sign-off, “Glory to Ukraine!”

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‘The year of return’: Zelenskiy delivers new year message

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The Associated Press reports that the death toll from Russia’s New Year’s Eve assault on Ukraine has risen to at least three:

Night-time shelling that battered parts of the southern city of Kherson killed one person, wounded another and blew out hundreds of windows in a children’s hospital, according to deputy presidential chief of staff Kyrylo Tymoshenko.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old woman injured in a rocket attack in eastern Khmelnytskyi later died of her wounds, the city’s mayor Oleksandr Symchyshyn said.

Multiple blasts rocked Kyiv and other areas of Ukraine on Saturday and through the night, injuring dozens, a sign that the pace of Russia attacks had picked up. Ukrainian officials claimed Russia was now deliberately targeting civilians, seeking to create a climate of fear and dent morale.

The blasts came just 36 hours after Russia launched a barrage of missiles on Thursday to damage energy infrastructure facilities, an unusually quickened rhythm that alarmed Ukrainian officials.

First lady Olena Zelenska expressed outrage that such massive missile attacks could come just before New Year’s Eve celebrations.

“Ruining lives of others is a disgusting habit of our neighbours,” she said.

On Saturday in Kyiv, an AP photographer at the scene of the explosions saw the body of a woman as her husband and son stood nearby. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said two schools were also damaged, including a kindergarten.

Some Ukrainians defied the danger, however, to return to the country to reunite with families for the holidays.

Kyiv residents seek shelter in the subway during a massive rocket attack launched by Russia yesterday. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Last Updated: 09:19 Sunday, 01 January 2023

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The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has tweeted that it has today ended all imports of Russian LNG (liquefied natural gas) as part of its response to the illegal invasion of Ukraine.

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Today the UK has ended all imports of Russian Liquefied Natural Gas.

We’re cutting Putin off from funding his illegal war and supporting countries around the world to reduce their own dependency.


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President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday that his only wish for Ukrainians for 2023 was victory and he resolved to stay the course. “I want to wish all of us one thing – victory,” he said in a video message shortly before midnight as Ukrainians marked their first new year since the invasion. Zelenskiy reiterated that he would stay with his people while they were fighting for freedom. “We were told to surrender. We chose a counterattack,” he said. “We are ready to fight for it [freedom]. That’s why each of us is here. I’m here, we are here, you are here, everyone is here. We are all Ukraine.”

Russian leaders issued a series of defiant messages ahead of new year. President Vladimir Putin said Russia would “never give in” to the west, and was fighting for its “motherland, truth and justice … so that Russia’s security can be guaranteed”. It was his longest new year’s address in his two decades in charge.

Russia launched more than 20 cruise missiles at Ukrainian targets on Saturday, killing at least one person in Kyiv, the capital, and injuring another 20 people in what one Ukrainian official described as “terror on New Year’s Eve”. Fourteen of the injured were taken to hospital and at least one was in critical condition after Moscow’s second major missile attack in three days.

Ukrainian air defence forces destroyed 45 Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including 32 during attacks on Kyiv as its citizens attempted to welcome in the new year, Ukrainian command said.

Last Updated: 07:44 Sunday, 01 January 2023

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The Ukrainian ministry of foreign affairs has posted a video illustrating how new year was celebrated under curfew in Kyiv last night.

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This is how Kyiv celebrated New Year! All over #Ukraine, we have a curfew for security reasons so that people can gather only at home.

‘Glory to Ukraine – #SlavaUkraini’ was well heard from neighboring buildings.

Cheers to the victory! 

Kyrylo Tymoshenko

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6:02 AM · Jan 1, 2023




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Last Updated: 06:10 Sunday, 01 January 2023

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Stefania, Ukraine’s Eurovision song contest winning entry, featured in London’s new year fireworks display last night, as did the colours of the Ukrainian national flag as England expressed solidarity with those under bombardment.

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A huge moment – Ukraine’s winning song Stefania featured in the London firework display.  

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In its latest tally, Ukraine’s ministry of defence estimates that 106,720 Russian troops have been killed since the invasion. Accurate estimates of battlefield casualties are notoriously difficult to calculate. In November, the top general in the US estimated that 100,000 Russian soldiers had been killed or wounded in Ukraine, and that Kyiv’s armed forces had probably suffered a similar level of casualties.

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“Write it on your heart

that every day is the best day in the year.

He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day

who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Total combat losses of the enemy from Feb 24 to Jan 1:

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Last Updated: 05:40 Sunday, 01 January 2023

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A drone targeting Kyiv last night had the message “happy new year” inscribed on it, the Kyiv Post reports.

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