Military and Diplomatic Highlights:
· The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reports that as of January 2nd, they have recorded 17,994 civilian casualties (6,919 killed and 11,075 injured) in Ukraine.
· The Ukrainian military reports the following Russian losses:
o 110,740 Soldiers (Wounded or Killed)
o 3,066 Tanks
o 6,125 Armored vehicles
o 2,062 Artillery
o 285 Aircraft
o 272 Helicopters
o 1,844 Drones
· The Russian government proposed a ceasefire for Orthodox Christmas (January 7th). However, the Ukrainian government has rejected the proposed ceasefire saying it is a trick to halt the Ukrainian army’s progress in the eastern Donbas region and to allow Moscow to bring in more troops.
· Russian Missile & Drone Arsenal Status:
o Strategic Missiles: Used 19% of their arsenal
o Tactical Missiles: Used 78% of their arsenal
o Drones: Used 12% of their drones
· The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense is reporting the following:
o Fighting has continued at a routine level into the Orthodox Christmas period. One of the most fiercely contested sectors continues to be around the town of Kremina, in Luhansk Oblast.
o In the last three weeks, the fighting around Kremina has focused on the heavily forested terrain to the west of the town.
o Russian commanders will highly likely view pressure around Kremina as a threat to the right flank of their Bakhmut sector, which they see as key for enabling any future advance to occupy the remainder of Donetsk Oblast.
o As is typical with operations in forests, combat has largely devolved to dismounted infantry fighting, often at short range.
· The U.S. Department of Defense is reporting the following:
o Another $2.85 in the Presidential drawdown of equipment and funds has been authorized.
o An additional $225 million in military financing will be used to build the long-term capacity and modernization of Ukraine's military.
o The equipment authorized includes:
ü Bradley Fighting Vehicles
ü M-113 armored personnel carriers
ü Mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles
ü Self-propelled 155 mm Paladin howitzers
ü 105 mm towed howitzers
ü RIM-7 missiles
ü Zuni rockets
ü Night-vision devices
ü Sniper rifles
ü Assorted small arms
· The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that the back-up power to the Zaporizhzhya plant was restored on January 6th, after repairs to the 330kV line were completed.
War and Atrocity Crimes Investigations Highlights:
· The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine reports that as of January 6th, they have registered 62,927 crimes of aggression and war crimes. They have also identified 636 suspects.
· The Ukrainian government has accused Russian forces of killing at least 453 children since the start of the invasion.
· Russian forces are also reportedly forcing Ukrainians in occupied areas to fight for Russian forces. This is a violation of the 4th Geneva Convention.
Humanitarian Impact and Response and Recovery Highlights:
· On January 7th, the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) organized a humanitarian convoy to reach Orikhiv. This town has been under intense attack by Russian forces.
· On January 6th, Russian forces attacked a local unit of the Ukrainian State Emergency Services:
o The attack killed and injured several first responders.
o This was the second attack in two days.
· On January 5th, an interagency humanitarian convoy delivered assistance to 5,000 people in Novoraisk and Mylove in the Kherson region. This convoy provided medicines, emergency shelter kits, blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene kits, and solar lamps.
· Thanks to funding from the European Union, UN agencies are providing funding to repair damaged homes throughout Ukraine.
· World Central Kitchen is continuing to provide food kits and hot meals throughout the country.
· The total number of people crossing the border from Ukraine to other states excluding Russia since February 24th, is almost two times higher than the number crossing back to Ukraine.
· Through the Black Sea Grain Initiative agreement, 620 ships have exported 16.5 million tons of Ukrainian food to the countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa as of January 4th.
· The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to deliver vital medical supplies to the recently retaken territories. Last week, WHO delivered insulin and pharmaceutical refrigeration equipment to medical facilities in Kherson.
· Emergency Telecommunication Cluster (ETC) Update:
o In collaboration with other UN agencies, the ETC is deploying the planned VHF network for humanitarians in an initial five locations.
o A VHF radio network is now operational in Odesa, Dnipro, and Kyiv, and is further planned for Lviv and Mukachevo.
o The ETC has prepositioned data connectivity equipment to support the proposed establishment of Crisis Coordination Hubs in five locations in eastern Ukraine.
Russian Dis-information Campaign Highlights:
· Polygraph Info documented several instances of Russia exaggerating China’s support. These include:
o Chinese refineries have reduced purchases of Russian crude oil because of the European Union’s ban on imported Russian oil and refined petroleum products.
o China does not support Russia's territorial claims to the five Ukrainian regions it has partially occupied.
o China has also not provided Russia with weapons and has been forced to partially participate in Western sanctions.
Cultural Heritage Protection Highlights:
· As of January 5th, the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture and Information Policy has recorded 1,189 war crimes against objects of cultural infrastructure. Details are available here.
· Russia’s war on Ukraine (UN, Ukraine government, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 6 January 2023)
· War in Ukraine: situation report from WHO Ukraine country office. Issue No.39, 4 January 2023
· Ukraine: Civilian casualties as of 2 January 2023
· Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Twitter Page
· Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine Twitter Page
· Ukrainian Ministry of Culture and Information Policy Twitter Page
· OCHA Ukraine Twitter Page
· IAEA Twitter Page
· United Kingdom Ministry of Defense Twitter Page
· U.S. Department of Defense Twitter Page
· PolyGraph Info Twitter Page
· World Central Kitchen Twitter Page
Europe - UCPM activations in 2022: Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) | Daily Map | 06/01/2023 (New)
Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Risk and Recovery Mapping | 2022 Overview – DG ECHO Daily Map | 50/01/2023 (New)
UN Refugee Agency, Ukrainian Refugee Operational Data Portal
Centre for Humanitarian Data, Ukraine Data Explorer
Humanitarian Logistics Association, Ukraine Crisis Information Website
ACAPS Ukraine Analysis Hub
UKRAINE- HEALTH CLUSTER ACTIVITIES Dashboard
U.S. Department of State, Disinformation Website
Alliance For Securing Democracy War in Ukraine Dis-Information Dashboard
National Democratic Institute Disinformation Coordination Hub
International Fact-Checking Network, #Ukraine Facts
· UN Refugee Agency Donations
· UN Migration Agency Donations
· UNESCO Paypal Account
· WHO Foundation, Ukraine
· Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Ukraine
· Ukrainian Government United 24