January 17, 2023 Russia-Ukraine news

By Kathleen Magramo, Sana Noor Haq, Aditi Sangal, Adrienne Vogt, Leinz Vales, Maureen Chowdhury and Tori B. Powell, CNN

Updated 12:43 a.m. ET, January 18, 2023
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2:59 a.m. ET, January 17, 2023

Zelensky labels deadly strike on Dnipro apartment building a war crime

From CNN's Denis Lapin in Kyiv

Volodymyr Zelensky at a news conference in Lviv, on January 11.
Volodymyr Zelensky at a news conference in Lviv, on January 11. (Stanislav Ivanov/Global Images Ukraine/Getty Images)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday called the Russian attack on an apartment building in Dnipro a “war crime” and vowed to bring its perpetrators to justice.

“There is no doubt: everyone who is guilty of this war crime will be identified and brought to justice,” Zelensky said in his evening address. 

At least 40 people have died and 25 remain missing following the attack.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) named six members of the Russian military whom it claimed were involved in the strike, according to what the agency described as "preliminary investigation" findings.

“This strike on Dnipro, as well as other similar strikes, falls under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court,” Zelensky said. “And we will use all available opportunities — both national and international — to ensure that all Russian murderers, that everyone who gives and executes orders on missile terror against our people, receive legal sentences. And that they serve their sentences.”
7:54 p.m. ET, January 16, 2023

Shakhtar Donetsk launches $25 million project for soldiers after selling Mykhailo Mudryk to Chelsea

From CNN's Sammy Mngqosini

Ukrainian soccer club Shakhtar Donetsk has launched a $25 million project for Mariupol soldiers and their families, the club announced Monday.

The launch of the "Heart of Azovstal" initiative comes after the club sold star player Mykhailo Mudryk to English Premier League side Chelsea.

“I am allocating the $25 million (UAH 1 billion) today to help our soldiers, defenders and their families. The money will be used to cover different needs – from providing medical and prosthetic treatment and psychological support to meeting specific requests,” Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov said in a statement.

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