Latest Developments in Ukraine: Jan. 16

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The newest developments in Russia’s warfare on Ukraine. All occasions EST.

3:42 a.m.:

3:20 a.m.: Russia has produced the primary nuclear warheads for the Poseidon tremendous torpedoes to be deployed on the Belgorod nuclear submarine, TASS reported on Monday, citing an unidentified protection supply, based on Reuters.

“The first Poseidon ammunition loads have been manufactured, and the Belgorod submarine will receive them in the near future,” TASS quoted the supply as saying.

President Vladimir Putin first introduced what would turn into often known as Poseidon in 2018, saying it was a essentially new sort of strategic nuclear weapon with its personal nuclear energy supply.

In the 2018 speech, Putin stated the vary of the torpedo can be limitless and that it might function at excessive depths at a velocity many occasions that of any submarine or different torpedoes.

“They are very low noise, have high maneuverability and are practically indestructible for the enemy. There is no weapon that can counter them in the world today,” Putin stated.

2:40 a.m.: Reuters reported that, as Russian missiles proceed to pound her nation, (*16*) quantity two tennis participant Marta Kostyuk says she is not going to shake palms with tour rivals from Russia and Belarus who she feels haven’t executed sufficient to talk out towards the invasion.

The 20-year-old Kyiv native generated headlines final 12 months when she refused the customary handshake on the internet with former world primary Victoria Azarenka after the Belarusian beat her on the U.S. Open.

Belarus is getting used as a key staging floor for Russia’s warfare in Ukraine, which Moscow phrases a “special operation.”

After successful her first match on the Australian Open on Monday, upsetting twenty eighth seeded American Amanda Anisimova, Kostyuk stated she would snub handshakes with any Russian or Belarusian opponent who had not brazenly condemned the invasion.

2:15 a.m.:

2:05 a.m.: The cargo ship MKK 1, touring from Ukraine to Turkey, was grounded in Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Monday and site visitors in the strait was suspended however no harm was reported, Reuters cited transport brokers Tribeca as saying.

Several tugs have been amongst vessels despatched to offer help to the ship, the coastguard authority stated.

Television footage confirmed the bow of the ship, carrying 13,000 tons of peas, grounded near the shoreline on the Asian aspect of the Bosphorus.

The Joint Coordination Centre in Istanbul, which runs the U.N.-brokered Black Sea grain deal operations, stated on the weekend the ship was touring from Pivdennyi to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Mersin.

Tribeca stated the Palau-flagged common cargo ship was grounded at Acarburnu on the northern finish of the strait early on Monday because it headed southbound.

It stated no harm or spill was reported.

1:43 a.m.:

1 a.m.: While there’s no understanding when the warfare in Ukraine will likely be over, one volunteer group in western Ukraine – known as Lviv Knights – has been working since 2014 attempting to assist restore previous historic buildings whereas on the identical time serving to Ukrainian troopers by accumulating no matter gear they’ll.

Omelyan Oshchudlyak has the story from Lviv, in western Ukraine:

12:30 a.m.:

12:05 a.m.: The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. army’s new, expanded fight coaching of Ukrainian forces has begun in Germany, The Associated Press reported.

The objective is getting a battalion of about 500 troops again on the battlefield to combat the Russians in the subsequent 5 to eight weeks. Gen. Mark Milley stated the troops being skilled left Ukraine a couple of days in the past to move to Germany.

The so-called mixed arms coaching is aimed toward honing the talents of the Ukrainian forces so they are going to be higher ready to launch an offensive or counter any surge in Russian assaults. Milley spoke Sunday to reporters touring with him to Brussels.

Some info in this report got here from The Associated Press and Reuters.

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