A Ukrainian strike against a building housing Russian service members in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region killed dozens of soldiers, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday.
Key infrastructure facilities in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, were targeted by drones overnight, officials said. The assaults were part of the latest wave of attacks throughout the country over New Year’s weekend that left at least four civilians dead.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
3. New Year’s in Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin both discussed the war in their New Year’s addresses, with Zelensky promising victory in 2023 and Putin giving an aggressive and nationalistic speech.
Zelensky said last year “began on February 24,” when Russia invaded Ukraine. This year, he said, will be “the year of return” — of soldiers to their families and refugees to their homes. Putin, meanwhile, said that 2022 had been “a year of hard, necessary decisions” and “fateful events.”
Here’s how Ukrainians rang in the new year, in photos:
5. From our correspondents
As war drags on, young Ukrainians are rethinking their futures: Siobhán O’Grady and Kostiantyn Khudov spoke with young people balancing war with other aspects of their lives. “All are grappling with how the war has forced them to grow up overnight, altered the direction of their lives, reordered their priorities, derailed their dreams,” they report.
Natalia Abbakumova contributed to this report.