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On January 19, the US Department of Defense announced a new military aid package for Ukraine worth $2,5 billion. In particular, it includes additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS); 8 Avenger air defense systems; 59 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) with 590 TOW anti-tank missiles and 295,000 rounds of 25mm ammunition; 90 Stryker Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) with 20 mine rollers; 20,000 155mm artillery rounds; High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs); and others. – Official website of the US Department of Defense


On January 19, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 6 Russian command posts, 8 locations with Russian troops, and 1 enemy ammunition depot. Moreover, the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down 3 Russian UAVs “Lantset-3”. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 20 January (approximation): 119300 troops; 3139 tanks; 6241 armored vehicles; 2129 artillery systems; 442 MLRS; 220 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 287 aircraft; 277 helicopters; 4903 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 17 military boats; 1886 tactical UAVs; 190 special military equipment; 749 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 459 Ukrainian children have died, 909 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. Moreover, 345 Ukrainian children were reported missing and 13,916 were deported. – Press service of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


The President of Finland has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with a new military aid package worth €400 million. It will include heavy artillery and munitions for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. As of January 20, Finland has already allocated about €590 million in military aid to Ukraine. – Press service of the Finnish government


On January 19, Russian troops killed 5 and injured 6 Ukrainian civilians in the Donetsk and Kherson regions. – Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office


The Minister of Defense of Germany has announced a spring military aid package to Ukraine worth €1 billion. In particular, it will include an air defense missile system Patriot, self-propelled guns Gepard, more Iris-T SLM systems, and missiles for them. The military aid package will also include logistics and training for the Ukrainian soldiers. – Boris Pistorius, Federal Minister of Defence of Germany

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