Ukraine Day 1072: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Two Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded and the ceasefire has reportedly been broken 51 times.
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At their press conference on Tuesday, January 24, the Ukrainian military reported that Russian-backed fighters had violated the ceasefire in the Donbass 51 times. Two Ukrainian soldiers were reportedly wounded in the fighting.
Head of the Information Resistance Group, military analyst and Member of Parliament Dmytro Tymchuk says that the probability of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine remains high.
Russia continues massing its troops on the border with Ukraine, and these forces could be engaged to invade, he said.
“We see now that in addition to the ATO zone, there are virtually two new armies on our eastern borders, and three new divisions have been formed on the basis of the armies,” he added.
Russian proxies attack Ukraine 51 times in last day, using banned artillery
The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 51 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. News 24 January from UNIAN.
Ukraine President Calls for Sustained US Sanctions on Russia
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday called on world powers to maintain sanctions against Russia, apparently in response to comments by President Donald Trump that indicated a U.S. willingness to ease the longstanding restrictions. Earlier this month, Trump told The Wall Street Journal he would consider lifting some sanctions if Moscow supported U.S.