Russians attack gas pipeline in Kharkiv Oblast, injuring civilian.
On 1 February 1, at around 10:00, the occupiers attacked the village of Zamist in the Kupiansk district. A residential building, a gas pipeline, and private cars were damaged.
According to the investigation, a 66-year-old civilian was injured. The prosecutor's office opened proceedings on the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war (Article 438.1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
Ukraine on eve of very active phase of war – Intelligence.
Ukraine is on the eve of the "very active phase" of the war; intensive operations are expected at the front in February and March, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence.
Andrii Yusov, representative of the Chief Intelligence Directorate explained that the situation at the front is difficult now as Russian troops continue their offensive operations.
He noted that the Russians understood that international support for Ukraine was increasing and that the next Ramstein would be coming soon, so they kept sending partially mobilised soldiers, as well as criminals from the Wagner Group and other private military companies into the battle.
Yusov says losses of the Russians are much bigger than those suffered by the Ukrainian army, but the Russians have no choice but to try to fight "in numbers".
"The skill and motivation of Ukrainian soldiers, plus their equipment and weapons, both domestic and [those sent as] help from international partners, are what will ultimately turn the tide of these offensive actions," the Defence Intelligence representative concluded.
Putin demands that Russian Defence Ministry prevent more attacks on Belgorod Oblast.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that to stop shelling of Belgorod Oblast is a "priority task", and also pointed out that the Russian Defence Ministry is responsible for this task to be fulfilled.
In addition, the president of the aggressor country called for "bringing the energy, heating and water supply facilities back to normal operation mode", as well as for restoring or compensating for the loss of civilians' property "quickly and effectively".