Italy..... not to supply Ukraine with
offensive weapons -- top diplomat
January 29th, 6:01pm (TASS)
Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani, said on Sunday,
his country will not supply Kiev with offensive weapons.
"The situation in Ukraine is difficult, and we are extremely
concerned. We are making efforts toward peace and, as
the parliament has decided, we are ready to supply
defensive weapons. We will never send offensive
weapons because we are not in a state of war
with Russia, we have nothing against the
Russian people. We are only defending
Ukraine’s independence," he said
during a talk show on the Rai e
Italy’s parliament passed a resolution on assistance,
including military, to Ukraine in March 2022. Five
interdepartmental decrees with a secret list of
weapons to be supplied were issued. The new
centre-right government that came to power
in October, extended military assistance
A sixth decree is currently being drafted. According to
the Italian mass media, the list of weapons may
include Aspide guided missiles and a SAMP-T
air defense system to be supplied upon
agreement with France.
Tajani said earlier that Italy had supplied Kiev
with weapons worth one billion euros.
Slutskyy says NATO countries
de facto involved in Ukraine
January 29th, 4:21pm
Almost all NATO countries are de facto embroiled in the
Ukrainian conflict --- and the alliance is building the
potential for a “fight” with Russia --- the head of
the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs,
Leonid Slutsky, has said.
Earlier, the chairman of the NATO military committee,
Admiral Rob Bauer, noted that the alliance is ready
for a direct confrontation with Russia.
“In one way or another, almost all NATO member states are
involved in the escalation of aggression, supplying the
Kiev regime with equipment, shells, weapons, now
heavy types. “De facto” they are “up to their
necks” in the Ukrainian conflict. The
question is whether it will come to
recognition ‘de jure’” --- Slutsky
wrote in his Telegram channel.
The politician added that there should be no illusions
about NATO – the alliance’s capacity building is
aimed at deterring Russia.
“We must clearly understand: the North Atlantic Alliance is
rallying its ranks and building up the arms race not for the
sake of peace and negotiations or the “fight for freedom”,
but for the sake of a further geopolitical fight against
Russia, against the Russian world,” he summed up.
Rogov: Two people killed
in AFU strike on bridge
January 29th, 3:47pm
Two people have been killed and seven wounded,
after the Ukrainian armed forces struck a bridge
near Melitopol, Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the
We Together with Russia movement, has said.
“A total of nine civilians were injured. So far, two
dead and seven wounded are known,” he wrote
Rogov clarified that the AFU struck while repair
work was being carried out on the bridge.
Earlier, Rogov said that the Ukrainian military
launched a HIMARS attack on a road bridge
over the Molochnaya River, in the
Nine villages in Zaporozhye region
liberated by Russian forces
January 29th, 3:42pm (TASS)
Nine villages have been taken under the control of Russian
forces in course of an offensive in the Zaporozhye region,
Vladimir Rogov, leader of the We Are Together with
Russia movement, said on Sunday.
"Our troops are holding the initiative.. along the combat
engagement line in the Zaporozhye region. The enemy
has been driven out of nine villages in exploratory
attacks and these villages have been taken under
control. These are quite big successes," he said
in an interview with the Voskresny Vecher
(Sunday Evening) with Vladimir Solovyov
program on the Rossiya-1 television
Fighting in the Zaporozhye region intensified dramatically on
January 20th when four Orekhovo neighborhoods were taken
under control by Russian forces. On the same day, the
Russian defense ministry reported the liberation of
the settlement of Lobkovoye... in the Zaporozhye
region. It was reported later that Russian forces
had advanced toward the city of Gulyaipole
and taken under control several Ukrainian
US intelligence officer says
NATO ''imitates'' military
support for Ukraine
January 29th, 2:56pm
Western countries by supplying equipment and weapons
to Ukraine are in fact imitating military support, as Kiev
receives either inoperable equipment or countries
refuse to supply it at all. This was stated by
retired US Marine intelligence officer
Scott Ritter in his interview to
the Youtube channel
The US officer is convinced that NATO and
allies are now extremely divided, --- with
some... pretending to be involved in the
military support of Kiev's government.
“But most importantly, none of them believe
that Ukraine can win in the conflict.
Nobody,” Ritter stressed.
He is convinced that the Kiev regime is guaranteed
to be defeated by the fact that arms deliveries
from the West follow a specific schedule and
are far from the volume requested by the
AFU. Moreover, the US officer believes
that some of the weapons will never
reach Kiev and Ukrainian soldiers
will not receive proper training to
operate the NATO equipment.
“Most likely, NATO with the current deliveries wants to
create a political image that would say that the
alliance is doing its best, but when Kiev is
defeated, all the blame will be shifted to
Ukrainian President Volodymyr
Zelensky,” Ritter concluded.
Wagner PMC finds decapitated bodies
of foreign mercenaries in Artemivsk
January 29th, 2:36pm
During a mopping-up operation in Artemivsk, Wagnerians
found the bodies of foreign mercenaries. The Ukrainian
Armed Forces mutilated the bodies of the dead, so
that they would not be identified.
In the districts of Artemivsk (Bakhmut), “musicians” found
the bodies of foreign mercenaries with their hands and
heads cut off. Presumably, the Ukrainian Armed
Forces were killing the dead “comrades” in
order to conceal their nationality.
However, during the search of the bodies, mercenaries’
'phones were found, which led to the conclusion that
the foreigners who had fought on the Ukrainian
side, were from Poland and Israel.
Fights for territories
liberated by Russia
January the 29th,
11:57am In the South-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, up
to a hundred militants were liquidated or wounded per day –
the Russian Defense Ministry.
11:52am In the areas of Ugledar and Perechistovka in the
DPR, two depots of artillery ammunition were destroyed
– the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
11:45am Ugledar is now being fought over fiercely.
11:06am Cleansing of the strong point
between Pavlovka and Vuhledar.
11am The lack of reaction of the United States and other
NATO countries - to Kyiv’s shelling of a hospital in the
LPR - confirms their direct involvement in the
conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
10:34am It is reported that yesterday in the area of N. p.
Nadnepryanskoe (Kherson region) an artillery strike
was carried out, as a result of which the AN / TPQ
– 36 radar station was destroyed, 3 servicemen
of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were disposed
of, 2 were injured of varying severity.
9:55am First shots from Blagodatnoye settlement.
The photo was published by military
correspondent Alexander Simonov
in his Telegram channel.
The Wagner PMC units have already crossed the
Bakhmutovka River for a long distance and now
-- completely control the northern supply route
for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artemovsk.
9:35am Footage of the fire at the railway station
in Ilovaisk after yesterday’s shelling by the
Armed Forces of Ukraine from HIMARS.
The enemy fired seven rockets, according to the
DPR representative office in the JCCC. There
are no data on casualties yet.
January 28th, 2023. Cannonade and the sounds of gunfire
are clearly audible in the city centre. “Musicians” break
through the enemy’s defenses.
8:25am Artillery fire of the RF Armed Forces destroyed
a convoy of enemy vehicles in the area of Nevskoye
settlement, Kremensky district (LPR)
Tension Mounts in Palestine:
Wave of Arrests, Killings
January 29th, 12:27pm
Tensions dramatically escalated as Israeli occupation
forces continued its aggression against Palestinians
in a gruesome way, sparking assumptions of a
In its latest onslaught, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian
teenager last night over an alleged shooting attempt
in the northern part of the occupied West Bank,
amid overnight attacks by Israeli settlers in
many areas and junctions across the
occupied West Bank.
The Israeli military, in a statement released before midnight
on Saturday, alleged that a Palestinian man armed with a
handgun was killed near the illegal Kedumim settlement,
illegally built on Palestinian land in the occupied West
Bank province of Qalqilia, according to Palestinian
Karam Ali Salman, 18, a resident of Qusin village near the
city of Nablus, was reportedly shot dead by an armed
Israeli settler in yet unclear circumstances, WAFA
news agency reported.
Salman’s killing is part of an ongoing wave of unabated
settler violence encouraged by the new far-right Israeli
government of Benjamin Netanyahu --- and with
incitement from his ultranationalist cabinet
ministers, Itamar Ben-Gvir and
Israelis Digging their Own Grave
In the same context, Israeli occupation forces arrested
seven Palestinians today in occupied Jerusalem,
according to local sources.
Israeli police.. carried out a large-scale arrest campaign
across the occupied city, raiding homes and terrorizing
Palestinian citizens and arresting seven of them.
A total of 144 attacks were carried out last night by Israeli
settlers against Palestinian civilians and their property
in the occupied West Bank province of Nablus today.
Fanatic settler groups hurled stones and partially damaged at
least 120 vehicles on roads, while they set on fire 6 vehicles,
completely damaging them. At least 22 Palestinian-owned
shops were attacked by settlers in the town of Huwwara.
The Zionist forces also sealed off a Palestinian-owned house
this morning in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of
al-Tour in preparation for its “punitive demolition”.
The Israeli measure came a few hours after the far-right Israeli
government decided to seal off the house of late Khairi
Alqam, the executor of the heroic shooting operation
on Friday night in the Israeli settlement of Neve
Yaakov in which 7 Israeli settlers were
Israeli occupation authorities occupied Alqam’s family house
yesterday and arrested members of his family, including his
father and other relatives, and embarked on mapping the
house and making other preparations for its demolition.
On Sunday, a 24-year-old Palestinian youth died today from
injuries sustained last Thursday in an Israeli military
attack on Jenin refugee camp, north of the West
Bank, according to the Ministry of Health.
MoH said Omar Tareq Saadi, a resident of Jenin, was
critically injured by Israeli bullets during the Israeli
raid on Thursday, and was announced dead of his
wounds this evening.
Netanyahu’s Government Playing with Fire
After convening his security cabinet for a late-night meeting
on Saturday, Netanyahu said the government would pursue
sanctions against families of assailants and that he would
present steps this week to “strengthen settlements”.
A move seen by observers as an escalation that would
lead to more retaliation operations by Palestinians
Palestinian factions, most notably Hamas and Islamic Jihad,
vowed to respond to the escalation. They united on the fact
that the attack marked the beginning of the Palestinian
response to the “crimes of the government of the
“We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the
dangerous escalation that the situation has reached
-- due to its crimes of killing, its continuation of
settlements, the annexation of land, and the
demolition of homes” ....said a statement
released by the Palestinian leadership,
after President Mahmoud Abbas held
a meeting in the West Bank city
Netanyahu, whose government was sworn in a month ago,
is facing tens of thousands of Israelis who have protested
across the country against the right-wing government for
the fourth consecutive week. There have been regular
protests against the government for several weeks,
with more than 100,000 people turning up in Tel
Aviv on January the 21st.
The latest rally was held on Saturday, with demonstrators
carrying Israeli flags on Kaplan Street, in Tel Aviv,
chanting “No to dictatorship” and “Democracy”.
Exacerbating events, like the raid in Jenin, have brought
the situation to a precipice. Analysts have said that the
objective of Palestinian resistance, as per the latest
Israeli aggression, is not to calm things down, but
to end the occupation.
Looking back at history, similar events were part of the first
and second Intifadas. Thus any number of incidents could
set off a third uprising, that is if it hasn’t already erupted.
Source: Agencies (edited and
translated by Al-Manar
Denazification of Ukraine:
January the 29th,
12:37pm In the Kherson, Nikolaev and Odessa
regions, an air raid alert has been announced.
Local publics also write... about the
threat of a new shelling of Kherson.
12:08pm Russian servicemen
disabled the ukrotank.
11:40am Report of the Ministry of Defense of the
Russian Federation on the progress of the
special military operation (01/29/2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian
Federation continue to conduct
a special military operation.
In the Kupyansk direction, assault, army aviation and artillery
of the “Western” group of forces inflicted fire damage on the
manpower and equipment of the 14th and 92nd mechanized
brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of the
settlements of Sinkovka, Tabaevka, Kharkov region and
Novoselovskoe, Luhansk People’s Republic.
The actions of four sabotage and reconnaissance groups of
the Armed Forces of Ukraine were suppressed in the areas
of the settlements of Liman Perviy, Olshana and
Krakhmalnoe of the Kharkiv region. During the
day, up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, an
armoured personnel carrier and a self-
propelled howitzer “Acacia”, were
destroyed in this direction.
In the Krasno-Limansky direction, strikes by operational-
tactical, army aviation and artillery fire of the “Centre”
group of troops defeated the concentrations of man-
power of the 92nd mechanized, 25th airborne, 80th,
95th air assault brigades of the Armed Forces of
Ukraine and 27th brigade of the national guard
in the areas of the settlements of Stelmahovka,
Chervonaya Dibrova of the Lugansk People’s
Republic, as well as Yampolovka, Torskoye
and Serebryanka of the Donetsk
Enemy losses in this direction per day amounted to 110
Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle, four
armoured combat vehicles, a Nona S self-propelled
gun and a Grad MLRS combat vehicle.
In the Donetsk direction, during the continuation of offensive
operations, units of the “Southern” group of troops took
more advantageous lines and positions, and inflicted
fire damage on the enemy in the areas of the
settlements of Kurakhovo and Antonovka
of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
An ammunition depot of the 81st Airmobile Brigade of the
Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed near the city of
Kramatorsk in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Enemy
losses in this direction amounted to 90 Ukrainian
servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle, two
armoured combat vehicles, 14 vehicles, two
Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers, two D-20
and D-30 howitzers, and two MLRS “Alder”
and “Smerch” .
Two US-made M777 artillery systems, two US-made
Paladin self-propelled artillery mounts, and one US
-made AN / TPQ-50 counter-battery radar, were
In the South-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, the units of
the group of forces “Vostok” continued offensive operations
and defeated the enemy in the areas of the settlements of
Ugledar, Prechistovka, Shevchenko of the Donetsk
People’s Republic and Dorozhnyanka,
Two depots of artillery ammunition of the 68th Jaeger and
72nd mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of
Ukraine... were destroyed in the areas of the
settlements of Prechistovka and Vuhledar
of the Donetsk People’s Republic. The
losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
per day in these directions amounted
to up to 100 servicemen killed and
wounded, one tank, two armoured
combat vehicles, three pickup
trucks, two cars and two
In the Kherson direction.. in the area of the city of Kherson
and the settlement of Novoaleksandrovka, Kherson region,
two US-made counter-battery radars AN / TPQ-36 and AN /
TPQ-48, as well as a depot of artillery ammunition of the
Armed Forces of Ukraine, were destroyed.
Operational-tactical aviation, missile forces and artillery
of groups of troops (forces) of the Armed Forces of the
Russian Federation inflicted defeat on the 103rd
artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
in firing positions, manpower and military
equipment of the enemy, in 143
districts, in a day.
During the day, Russian air defense systems shot down
four Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas
of the settlements of Yakovlevka of the Donetsk
People’s Republic, and Zhitlovka, Chervonaya
Dibrova of the Luhansk People’s Republic.
Also, 16 rockets of the HIMARS, Alder and Uragan multiple
launch rocket systems were intercepted in the areas of
the settlements of Maryinka, Gorlovka, Zlatoustovka,
Ilovaisk of the Donetsk People’s Republic and
Chaplynka of the Kherson region.
In addition, in the area of the settlement Novy Svet of
the Donetsk People’s Republic, an anti-radar missile
manufactured by the United States “HARM” was
11:36am 2 warehouses of artillery ammunition of the 68th
Jaeger and 72nd mechanized brigades of nationalists
were destroyed in the areas of Ugledar and
Prechistovka in the DPR – Russian
10:10am The commander of the air unit of the 299th brigade
of the Ukrainian Air Force on the Su-25 was destroyed near
Kramatorsk by the fire of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Stormtrooper Daniil Murashko was shot down near Kramatorsk
on January 27th. Information then appeared on the Web that
the plane was shot down by “friendly fire”.
9:38am Fighting near Donetsk: ours destroyed
a group of Ukrainian militants near Avdiivka.
Russian fighters with the help of a quadrocopter identified
an enemy unit and covered it with fire, adjusting the
Hyacinths and 120mm mortars.
9:32am Video of the destruction of the Armed Forces
warehouse on the territory of Mine No. 1
Judging by the trajectory and accuracy of the arrival, the
9M542 high-precision munition from the Tornado-S MLRS
was used to strike the enemy object. Previously,
ammunition with a similar accuracy and
trajectory was repeatedly used to
destroy warehouses and other
objects of the Armed Forces
of Ukraine in Nikolaev,
and other cities
8:55am The calculation of the ZU-23 anti-aircraft artillery
installation of the Southern Military District regularly
strikes enemy air targets – video
Anti-aircraft gunners continue to carry out combat
missions to cover the airspace from attacks by
unmanned aerial vehicles of Ukrainian
The main purpose of the ZU-23 is unmanned aerial
vehicles. The guys successfully destroy targets
and cover our troops from the air.
8:54am Russian gunners continue to successfully
destroy all Ukrofascists who refuse to raise
8:49am An ammunition depot and a counter-battery
station were destroyed in the Kherson region,
Russian media reported, citing the
8:26am Russian army aviation ruthlessly
exterminates the enemy along the
entire front line .
“Efficiency is very high and reliability, which allows the
pilot to perform more dangerous tasks,” he shared
his opinion about his harsh Ka-52 machine.
8:24am OBTF DPR “Kaskad” hit the Norwegian 155-mm
self-propelled guns M109A3GN of the Ukrainian army
with the help of a kamikaze drone “Lancet” near
Bogoyavlenka in the Ugledar region.
Ordered to wash away the shame
with blood: the commander of the
92nd brigade of the Armed Forces
of Ukraine fled from Artyomovsk
January 29th, 11:50am
Recently, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military
Administration, Oleg Sinegubov, met with the
command of the 92nd brigade of the Armed
Forces of Ukraine, but at the same time,
the brigade commander.... Pavel
Fedosenko... was not at the
meeting. This is reported
by the Telegram channel
Pavel Fedosenko in early January in Ukraine got into a
scandalous story. The commander of the 92nd brigade
not only rested with his mistress, in Kharkov, during
the period of active hostilities in Ukraine, but also
awarded his mistress.... with a medal “for the
defense of Kharkov” --- and also brushed off
her son of military age, from mobilization.
In connection with this story, Zaluzhny personally sent
Fedosenko to Artemovsk (Bakhmut) to command a
brigade battalion, but - at present - his location
The soldiers of the brigade are sure that he hid in one
of the basements in Slavyansk or Kramatorsk, where
he hopes to wait until the hostilities are over.
Argentine authorities ruled out