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Events in Ukraine until 13 January 21:00: APU destroyed Kherson’s infrastructure, schismatics captured the UOC temple

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international edition Federal News Agency Reports on the main events in Ukraine and the Donbass as part of a special operation of the Russian Armed Forces on the evening of January 13.


Statements of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

In a daily briefing, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kupyansky, Limansky and South-Donetsk directions were hit during the day. The cumulative losses of the Ukrainian troops amounted to at least 80 military personnel, 4 armored personnel carriers, 5 armored combat vehicles, 8 cars and pickup trucks.

Operational-tactical aviation, missile forces and artillery struck 117 artillery units, manpower and military equipment in 105 districts. 4 ammunition and rocket and artillery depots belonging to the Ukrainian Armed Forces and a hangar with weapons and military equipment in the Zaporozhye region and the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) were destroyed.

In the counter-battery fight, the Uragan multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) combat vehicle in the DPR and Zaporozhye region, 2 Grad MLRS launchers, 2S1 Gvozdika howitzers, 3 2S3 Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers, and 3 D-20 howitzers were destroyed.

Air defense systems destroyed 3 unmanned aerial vehicles of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the DPR and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR).

The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed in the evening that the attack on the fortifications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the city of Soledar was carried out exclusively by Wagner PMC units. The department paid great attention to the professionalism of the “orchestral” fighters.

“This combat mission has been successfully completed by the brave and selfless actions of volunteers of the Wagner PMC assault detachments,” the ministry said.

Kherson region

Acting Governor of Kherson district Vladimir Saldo excluded the possibility of a breakthrough of the Ukrainian army on the left bank of the Dnieper after the freezing of the river. According to him, such a scenario is practically impossible, the stuffing in this matter is a fiction propagated by the Kyiv regime.

He also said that Kherson, which was temporarily occupied by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, would eventually return to the control of the allied forces. According to his information, the city itself is threatened with a humanitarian catastrophe – local infrastructure is quickly destroyed by the Ukrainian military.

The deputy head of the region said that the first stone of the new city on the Arbat Spit will be laid in the near future. According to him, the design work is underway, the name of the settlement will be determined competitively.

Saldo noted that the construction of a fortification line, which started to take the signs of a modern defense system in the region, has been completed to a large extent. He said he would be in the area permanently.


On January 13, Ukrainian formations opened fire on the settlements of Yakovlevka, Makeevka, Yasinovataya, Mineralnoe, Kashtanovoe, Gorlovka, as well as Donetsk. In Donetsk, damage to residential buildings was noted, and a bullet of the Armed Forces of Ukraine directly hit the pharmacy building near the maternity hospital named after Vishnevsky.

About 100 civilians were evacuated from Soledar to Shakhtersk, rescued by Wagner PMC units. head of administration of Shakhtyorsk Alexander Shatov stated that all of them are in temporary residences where food and personal hygiene products are provided.


From the beginning of the day, the settlement of Svatovo came under the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The oil plant was damaged as a result of the attack.

LPR law enforcement opened a criminal case under the “espionage” clause against a citizen of Great Britain, an employee of the OSCE HCP. According to investigators, the LPR transmitted data on the location of the personnel and equipment of the People’s Militia to the Ukrainian side. This information was later used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to bombard the territory of the republic. The LPR Ministry of State Security noted that a number of employees of the OSCE monitoring mission work in the interests of foreign intelligence services.


During the day, a significant part of the Khmelnytsky district was without electricity. As Khmelnitskoblenergo reports, the cause was an accident on power lines, so power outage schedules operate with deviations.

Verkhovna Rada reinstated the powers of deputies from the Opposition Platform for Life party Viktor Medvedchuk, Taras Kozak, Andriy Derkach and Renata Kuzmina. In addition, the deputy was dismissed. Andrey Aksenovthat Kiev suspects of obtaining Russian citizenship.

Ukrainian media reported that more and more citizens are refusing official employment, fearing a summons at work. As Strana points out, several entrepreneurs have already announced a similar trend.

Supporters of the separatist Ukrainian Orthodox Church (OCU) captured the temple of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) in the Kyiv region. We are talking about the temple built in honor of Michael the Archangel of God and all the Heavenly Powers of the Disembodied in the village of Belogorodka. The UOC noted that the documents were illegally re-issued to the local priest of the OCU.

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen The EU announced that the first tranche of 18 billion euros in total will be handed over to Kiev in January under the macro-financial assistance programme.

The Estonian Interior Ministry reported that the country has effectively exhausted its capacity to accept Ukrainian refugees. Therefore, part of the Ukrainians who came to the country will be sent to Finland, whose authorities are ready to receive 100 people a week.

Israel will stop paying monthly pocket money to people who come to the country because of the conflict in Ukraine. According to Haaretz, the relevant government decree has expired and authorities are not considering renewing it.

Warsaw expects Germany to express its desire, like Poland, to hand over German Leopard tanks to Ukraine. At the same time, according to Berlin, there was no official request neither from the Polish authorities nor from the leaders of other states to send these machines. German Government Representative Christian Hofman He stated that such a decision by Poland without the consent of the German authorities would be unlawful.

Source: Riafan

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