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The Ukrainian military said Sunday it had repelled an attack near a village in the Donetsk region, while the paramilitary group Wagner said it had taken control. In the morning, North Korea refused to supply arms to Russia after Washington accused it of supplying rockets and missiles to the Russian paramilitary group Wagner. Follow this January 29 news story about the war in Ukraine. All information listed is GMT +1.
5:42 pm: Three killed in Russian shelling in Kherson
Russian shelling of residential areas in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed at least three people on Sunday, local officials said.
In the neighboring Russian-controlled region of Zaporizhia, in the south of the country, Moscow-installed officials indicated that four people had been killed by a Ukrainian strike on a railway bridge.
1:13 p.m.: Kiev claims to have repulsed an attack near Blahodtne, Wagner says it is under control
The Ukrainian military said on Sunday, January 29, it had repelled an attack near the village of Blahodatne, located in the Donetsk region (eastern Ukraine), while the private pro-Russian paramilitary group Wagner claimed control.
kyiv troops “(…) repulsed attacks near Blahodatne” and thirteen locations in the Donestk region, Ukrainian civil servants assured in its daily press release.
11:13 am: North Korea denies arms supply to Russia
North Korea has denied supplying arms to Moscow after Washington accused it of supplying rockets and missiles to Wagner, a Russian paramilitary group involved in Ukraine.
Last week, White House Security Council spokesman John Kirby released U.S. intelligence footage showing Russian train cars returning from North Korea with military equipment, including rockets for Wagner.
In the process, the US designated Wagner a “criminal organization” and announced it would send the records to the UN as part of sanctions aimed at Pyongyang.
9:29 am: Zelensky condemns neutrality of sport in times of war
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has denounced the idea of neutrality in sports at a time when Ukrainian athletes are fighting and dying in the war, while Russian athletes are allowed to compete.
The “marathon of honesty” is redoubling its efforts to block the participation of Russian athletes in the 2024 Olympics, Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the presence of these athletes is tantamount to normalizing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“There will be no neutrality when such a war takes place. And we know how many times tyrants try to use sport for their ideological interests,” Ukraine’s president said in a video address broadcast on Saturday evening.
Ukraine will launch an international campaign to prevent Russia from participating in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday.
With AFP and Reuters