RT News - January 02 2024 (17:00 MSK)
The Russian Defense Ministry says its forces have bombed weapons production factories, as well as warehouses with Western arms, in Ukraine. In Gaza more than a dozen civilian deaths are reported overnight, as Israeli strikes rain down on the central part of the enclave. It comes as local officials state the Palestinian death toll in the war is nearing 22 thousand. The southern city of Khan Yunis is also targeted again by the Israeli military, which is expanding its ground invasion to previously so-called safe zones in the enclave. Five Japanese Coast Guard plane crew members are killed in a collision with an airliner at Tokyo's Haneda airport. All 379 people on the passenger plane were safely evacuated after it burst into flames on the runway.