Russian Invasion of Ukraine Situation Report #55
Military and Diplomatic Highlights:
· As of January 9th, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recorded 18,096 civilian casualties (6,952 killed and 11,144 injured) in the country.
· The Ukrainian military is reporting the following Russian losses:
o 114,660 Soldiers (Killed or Wounded)
o 3,104 Tanks
o 6,173 Armored vehicles
o 2,090 Artillery
o 286 Aircraft
o 276 Helicopters
o 1,867 Drones
· On January 14th, Russian forces launched another barrage of missiles at Ukrainian targets. These missiles included air defense and cruise missiles. A total of 25 were shot down before they reached their target.
· Russian forces also shelled a village in the Zaporizhzhya region with incendiary ammunition.
· The United Kingdom (UK) has agreed to provide Challenger 2 tanks to the Ukrainian miliary.
· The UK Ministry of Defense is reporting the following:
o On January 11th, a group of at least 10 vessels of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet departed the Novorossiysk Naval Facility:
ü Given the type and number of vessels putting to sea at the same time, the activity is likely a fleet dispersal in response to a specific threat to Novorossiysk that Russia believes it has identified.
ü It is unlikely that the deployment signifies preparation for unusual maritime-launched cruise-missile strikes. It is highly unlikely that the fleet is preparing for amphibious assault operations.
o The Russian defense manufacturing sector is highly likely resorting to using convict labor to meet war-time production demands:
ü In November 2022, Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), Russia’s largest tank manufacturer, told local media that it would employ 250 prisoners after meeting with the Federal Penal Service.
ü The prison population provides a unique human resource to Russian leaders to utilize in support of the invasion while willing volunteers remain in short supply.
ü Convict labor will likely be particularly in demand from manufacturers of relatively low-tech weaponry such as UVZ, which are almost certainly under intense pressure from Moscow to increase their production.
· The U.S. Department of Defense announced on January 10th, that it will begin training around 100 Ukrainian soldiers on the Patriot missile system at Fort Sill.
War and Atrocity Crimes Investigations Highlights:
· The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine is reporting that between January 6-13, a total of 1,184 new crimes were registered.
Humanitarian Impact and Response and Recovery Highlights:
· Currently, the humanitarian situation is:
o There are 7,832,493 refugees from Ukraine recorded across Europe.
o An estimated 5,914,000 are internally displaced within the country.
· On January 14th, the Ukrainian government reported attacks on civilian targets in at least 10 of the 24 regions:
o The worst attack occurred at an apartment building in Dnipro where five people were killed and at 39 injured.
ü State Emergency Services immediately responded with 80 personnel to this attack and have rescued 15 people.
ü Ukrainian Red Cross has also responded and are providing first aid and psychosocial support.
· The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is reporting the following:
o Over one million people have now been reached by UNHCR and partners with winter support:
ü Of these, 280,841 people received cash for winter, 801,185 people were given winterized items and 12,525 people benefited from shelter support.
ü Generators for heating points remain a priority for oblast authorities. UNHCR has so far distributed 55 generators to 12 oblasts, to be installed at heating points, with an additional 54 generators in the pipeline.
ü Nearly 11,200 pieces of winter clothes and shoes were distributed in Dnipropetrovska, Zaporizka, Kharkivska, Poltavska, Sumska, Donetska and Khersonska oblasts over the past week.
o Heating points and shelters are being equipped in coordination with local authorities:
ü 250 electric and solid fuel heaters were provided to Mykolaiv City authorities.
ü 60 solid fuel heaters to partners in Zhytomyrska oblast.
· The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent and the Ukrainian Red Cross are delivering the first batch of 75 generators to critical facilities and hospitals.
· The Ukrainian Red Cross with donor support from Samsung Ukraine has delivered $6 million worth of humanitarian aid. Details are available here.
· The World Health Organization (WHO) Europe has published a Cold Weather Risk Assessment for Ukraine.
· Through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, a total of eight ambulances from Norway were delivered to Ukraine.
· The EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid continues to coordinate the evacuation of Ukrainian patients for specialized care in Norway. A total of 1,770 evacuations have been completed.
· On January 11th, the UN Development Programme with support from Japan provided Ukraine with modern demining equipment to the State Emergency Service.
· The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that in 2022 the Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund received $327 million.
Russian Dis-information Campaign Highlights:
· Russia is still attempting to claim that the invasion is a war of defense against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The factcheck is available here.
· The EU East Stratcom Task Force for Disinformation Review has provided an analysis of Russia’s false narratives on the supposed energy crisis in Europe.
Cultural Heritage Protection Highlights:
· The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as of January 11th, have verified damage to 235 sites. This includes:
o 104 Religious sites
o 18 Museums
o 83 Buildings of historical and/or artistic interest
o 19 Monuments
o 11 Libraries
· The Ukrainian Ministry of Culture and Information Policy has reported that Russian shelling has damaged the library in Chernihiv.
· Ukraine situation Flash Update #37 (16 December 2022)
· Ukraine: Civilian casualties as of 9 January 2023
· Damaged cultural sites in Ukraine verified by UNESCO
· WHO Europe Twitter Page
· OCHA Ukraine Twitter Page
· IFRC Europe Twitter Page
· EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Twitter Page
· Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Twitter Page
· Ukrainian State Emergency Services Twitter Page
· Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine Twitter Page
· Ukrainian Ministry of Culture and Information Policy Twitter Page
· Ukrainian Red Cross Twitter Page
· United Kingdom Ministry of Defense Twitter Page
· U.S. Department of Defense Twitter Page
· PolyGraph Info Twitter Page
· EU East Stratcom Task Force for Disinformation Review Twitter Page
Soufan IntelBrief, RUSSIA USING THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AS A SANCTIONS EVASION HUB (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