A Russian missile attack on Ukraine’s eastern city of Kharkiv on Tuesday evening resulted in at least 17 injuries, with two women in serious condition, according to the military governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Syniehubov. The missiles, reported as converted S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, struck the city center, hitting residential buildings rather than military infrastructure, as lamented by Mayor Ihor Terekhov. Despite Russian military claims of targeting only military objectives, Kharkiv faces frequent rocket bombardments, causing civilian casualties.

The Russian Ministry of Defence asserted repelling Ukrainian drone attacks in the southwest border region. Eight missiles were reportedly repelled over the Voronezh region and four in the Belgorod region, with a child sustaining minor injuries from a downed drone in Voronezh. Drones also struck Odessa, causing injuries and damage to residential buildings, leading to the evacuation of around 130 civilians.

As Ukraine grapples with a prolonged Russian military invasion, President Volodymyr Zelensky attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, expressing concerns about waning support and war fatigue among European allies. The situation on the ground remains at a stalemate, with no significant progress reported by either side in the past week, according to the British Ministry of Defence. Moscow’s reported capture of Maryinka in December has not translated into further advances, and the encirclement of Avdiivka is considered Russia’s primary objective. However, limited territorial gains and substantial losses in materiel and personnel have characterized Russia’s campaign, as reported by the British MoD, which Moscow accuses of engaging in disinformation.