Russia launches 17 drones and 59 missiles, Ukraine's Air Force delivers 9 strikes – General Staff report.
On 26 January, the 337th day of the full-scale war, Russian troops launched 17 kamikaze drones on Ukraine; all of them were shot down, and they also fired 59 missiles, 47 of which were destroyed by Ukrainian defenders.
Over the course of the day, the enemy carried out 37 air strikes. 17 of them were carried out using Shahed-136 UAVs. All these drones were shot down. In addition, the Russian invaders launched 59 missiles, 47 of which were destroyed. Unfortunately, there are hits on civilian facilities and casualties among civilians.
In addition, the invaders carried out 53 attacks using multiple-launch rocket systems.
Russians hit a village council in Kherson Oblast with missiles, killing civilians.
On 26 January, Russian occupiers launched a missile strike on the building of Kochubeyivka Village Council in Kherson Oblast. One person has been killed and four more wounded, including the head of the amalgamated territorial community, due to an attack.
Russians attacked Kharkiv Oblast in the afternoon, and two civilians were killed.
The Russian occupiers attacked the settlements of Kozacha Lopan and Kupiansk, Kharkiv Oblast, hitting residential buildings on 26 January.
The Russian occupiers once again attacked the settlement of Kozacha Lopan, Kharkiv Oblast. A residential building was hit. The preliminary data indicate that a 70-year-old woman was wounded.
American auditors come to Ukraine to control military and financial aid use.
Victoria Nuland, the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, has announced that American auditors are visiting Kyiv this week to ensure the accountability of US military and financial aid.
"The administration remains focused on preventing the misuse of aid or weapons. We are collaborating with the World Bank, Deloitte [a consulting firm - ed.], and a group of US government auditors in Kyiv this week," she said in her opening statement.
The State Department emphasized the latest measures taken in Ukraine to fight corruption.
"Ukraine must not just survive this war, it must come out of it stronger, ‘cleaner’, more democratic, and more European. This is what Ukrainian patriots are fighting for. This is also key to the support provided by the United States and our international partners. President Zelenskyy’s decision this week to release and accept the resignations of officials suspected of corruption is a powerful signal of Ukraine's determination in this matter," Nuland stressed.
The Republican Party, which now has a majority in the US House of Representatives, is actively promoting the idea of strengthening the supervision of military and financial aid to Ukraine, which is estimated at tens of billions of dollars since the beginning of the active phase of the war with the Russian Federation.
Until now, both the Pentagon and the US State Department have emphasized that there have been no recorded cases of misuse of aid by Ukraine.