Igor Kimakovsky, adviser to the acting head of the DPR, said that Russian forces had entrenched themselves on the outskirts of Vugledar and continued to fight with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“They entered and entrenched themselves on the outskirts and thereby fetter the enemy forces.

And our artillery is working on the enemy, who is trying to counterattack, ”he said on the air of Solovyov LIVE.

According to Kimakovsky, the main task of the Russian forces at the moment is not to attack Ugledar head-on, but to take the city in pincers.

As the adviser to the acting head of the DPR noted, such tactics "very seriously justify themselves."

“The most important thing is that now we are delaying the enemy in the city, holding down his movements.

He already understands that we are directly in the village, ”he said.

APU tried to force the Dnieper 

The chairman of the movement “We are together with Russia”, Vladimir Rogov, said that on the night of January 26, the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to cross the Dnieper near Nova Kakhovka.

Also on russian.rt.com Rogov: the command of the 128th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Zaporozhye region was destroyed

“The uninvited guests were met by the fire of our defenders - intelligence detected the movement of the enemy in time, transmitted the coordinates of the artillery and opened fire,” he wrote on Telegram.

Earlier, Rogov suggested that the Ukrainian army might attempt a counteroffensive in late March or early April.

According to him, by this time, Kyiv will be able to "lick its wounds" and try to form new corps in order to "throw them to the slaughter."

“But everything will depend on where the front line will be by this time, how far we can go forward and consolidate our successes,” RIA Novosti quotes Rogov.

According to him, the main directions of the Ukrainian offensive could be Melitopol and Berdyansk.

Air Raid in Ukraine

Ukrainian media reported that on the morning of January 26, an air raid alert was active throughout the country.

According to "STRANA.ua", explosions were heard in the Kyiv, Dnepropetrovsk and Nikolaev regions of Ukraine, as well as in Odessa and Vinnitsa.

The authorities of the Dnepropetrovsk region stated that a hit in an industrial enterprise was recorded, without giving details.

Shelling of the DNR and LNR

The representative office of the Donetsk People's Republic at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes of Ukraine stated that over the past day, 16 facts of firing by the Armed Forces of Ukraine were recorded.

During shelling, the enemy used artillery of 152 and 155 mm caliber.

A total of 75 rounds of ammunition were fired.

Three people were injured, seven houses and four civilian infrastructure facilities were damaged.

The representative office of the Lugansk People's Republic in the JCCC, in turn, stated that the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at the settlements of Rubizhne and Kremennaya from HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems in a day.

As a result of the launch of a total of eight rockets, a roadside hotel was destroyed in Rubizhnoye, three educational institutions were destroyed in Kremennaya, and the administration building and a cafe were damaged.

The administration of Nova Kakhovka (Kherson region) also announced shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The published photographs show that multi-apartment and private residential buildings were damaged.

In addition, the emergency services of the Kherson region said that over the past night, the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired 39 shells from cannon artillery at settlements on the left bank of the Dnieper.

“During the night, the Kyiv regime continued to shell civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Alyoshki, Novaya Kakhovka, Kakhovka, Rybachye, Vasilyevka, Tavriysk, firing a total of 39 shells from cannon artillery,” TASS quoted representatives of the region’s emergency services as saying.

Information about civilian casualties and destruction of infrastructure as a result of shelling is being specified.

At the same time, in the Kherson region, it was announced that Russian artillerymen had destroyed a warehouse of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the right bank of the Dnieper.

According to a representative of emergency services to the TASS agency, shells of Alder multiple launch rocket systems were stored at the facility, in particular.

According to the interlocutor of the agency, seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and four wounded.