5:42 a.m .: Ukraine suffers “more and more” in the Donbass
"All Russian forces are concentrated in the regions of Lugansk and Donetsk", in the Donbass, said Sergei Gaïdaï, governor of the Lugansk region on Telegram.
There are units withdrawn from the Kharkiv region (north-east), attackers from the siege of Mariupol (south-east), militias from the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, Chechen forces and troops mobilized as reinforcements from the Siberia and the Russian Far East.
In terms of armament, "everything is concentrated here", added the governor, including the famous anti-aircraft and anti-missile complexes S-300 and S-400, equivalent to the American Patriots.
Crucial point of this battle of Donbass, Severodonetsk, in the Lugansk region, is under fire from Moscow "24 hours a day", indignant Serguiï Gaïdaï.
"They use scorched earth tactics, they deliberately destroy the city" with aerial bombardments, multiple rocket launchers, mortars or tanks that fire on buildings.
4:11 a.m .:
Ukraine as a featured guest at the Davos forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF) returns to the Swiss ski resort after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Our first thoughts go to the war in Ukraine", assured the founder of the WEF, Klaus Schwab, presenting the program of this meeting intervening in what he described as "political, economic and social circumstances (...) unprecedented".
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will be the first head of state to intervene.
He should take advantage of this new platform to urge the world to provide more aid, both financial and military, and perhaps renew kyiv's request to join the EU.
His speech, at 9:15 a.m. (GMT), will be held by videoconference.
But many Ukrainian politicians have planned to make the trip in person, including Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba or kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
2:24 a.m .: the number of uprooted people
up sharply since the invasion of Ukraine
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has pushed the number of uprooted people worldwide above the 100 million mark for the first time, the High Commissioner for Refugees warned in a statement on Monday.
Europe had not seen such a rapid influx of refugees since the end of the Second World War.
Almost 6.5 million Ukrainians have left the country, mostly women and children.
The UN estimates that they could be 8.3 million by the end of the year.
In Ukraine itself, some 8 million people are estimated to be internally displaced.
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