Russians resume heavy assault on Soledar, fierce battles ongoing.
After an unsuccessful attempt to capture Soledar in Donetsk Oblast, the Russians regrouped, changed tactics, and launched a new powerful assault.
Currently, Russian forces have deployed many assault groups formed from the best reserves of PMC Wagner.
Poland Reveals How Many Leopard Tanks Ukraine Might Get.
Ukraine could receive some German Leopard tanks from Poland.
Jakub Kumoch, head of the President's Office of International Policy, said on Monday on the air of the Zet radio station.
He explained that Poland would participate in this undertaking only as part of a broad coalition of countries that also have Leopards and that the country would provide Kyiv with no more than a few or a dozen of such tanks.
"The issue is under consideration. We are talking about symbolic support, a few dozen items. This is a broad coalition of countries," said Kumokh.
Kumokh explained that Poland would not do anything independently but would work with partners. "How many Leopards will Poland provide? Not all of them. To say that Poland will provide several hundred units is absurd. Creating an alternative reality," he said.
Poland has more than 240 Leopard tanks, a total of 137 Leopard 2A4 tanks, 105 Leopard 2A5 tanks, and fewer than 10 Leopard 2PL tanks in service.
On Monday, Polish President Andrzej Duda invited Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and government ministers to a meeting at the National Security Bureau to discuss the current situation regarding the war in Ukraine.
The other day, Morawiecki refused to confirm or deny information that Ukraine had requested German-made Leopard 2 tanks. But he said he was in talks with President Duda to create a broader coalition of countries to hand over this modern heavy equipment.
Russians attack Ochakiv with 15 casualties, including a child.
The Russian occupiers have attacked the city of Ochakiv, Mykolaiv Oblast, wounding at least eight people.
As of the afternoon of January 9, 10 people had been wounded due to the shelling of Ochakiv, including a 2-year-old child.
Russians attack funeral procession in Chernihiv Oblast.
On 5 January, Russian occupiers launched attacks using mortars on a cemetery in Chernihiv Oblast during the burial of a local resident.
The incident occurred in the village of Hremiachi in the Novhorod-Siversk hromada [an administrative unit designating a town, village or several villages and their adjacent territories – ed.] in Chernihiv Oblast of Ukraine. Andrii Irha, Head of the village, reports that the cemetery has been struck two times. Shell fragments damaged crosses and tombs. Shells hit old tombs, and funnels were formed 30 meters away from the new grave. Irha specified that there were no casualties.