The Russian-Ukrainian War at a Glance: What We Know as of Day 395 of the Invasion | Ukraine
At least 10 civilians were killed and 20 injured in long-range Russian shelling in several parts of Ukraine on Friday, officials said. Among the victims are two people who died in the Russian shelling of the town of Bilopillia in Sumy province in northern Ukraine, the office of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said.
The UN said it was “deeply concerned” by what it said were summary executions of prisoners of war by Russian and Ukrainian forces. on the battlefield. A new report from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said its monitors had documented dozens of executions by both sides, that the true number was likely higher and that they “could constitute war crimes”.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says Moscow is preparing for a Ukrainian counteroffensive that “everyone knows” that kyiv is preparing. Medvedev, who is deputy chairman of Putin’s powerful security council, warned that Moscow was ready to use “absolutely any weapon” if Ukraine tried to retake the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014.
Russian forces attacked the northern and southern parts of the front in the eastern Donbass region of eastern Ukraine Friday. Ukrainian military reports described heavy fighting along a line from Lyman to Kupiansk, as well as in the south at Avdiivka, on the outskirts of the Russian city of Donetsk.
US President Joe Biden said he believes China did not send weapons to Russia after his invasion of Ukraine. “I’ve been hearing for three months now that China is going to supply important weapons to Russia… They haven’t done that yet,” he told a news conference on Friday. “That doesn’t mean they won’t, but they haven’t done it yet.”
Ukraine says Russian forces are ‘out of breath’ in Bakhmut and its commanders have begun to raise the prospect of an unlikely turnaround in the beleaguered city in eastern Ukraine.
Three women were among at least five people killed after a Russian missile hit one of the ‘spots of invincibility’ providing shelter and basic services to Ukrainian civilians in the eastern town of Kostiantynivka in the Donetsk region, local officials said. Russians attacked Thursday night with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, prosecutors said
The air force commanders of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark have agreed to create a unified Nordic air defense aimed at countering the growing threat from Russia, they said. The intention is to be able to operate jointly on the basis of the modes of operation already known under NATO, according to statements by the armed forces of the four countries. Danish Air Force Commander Major General Jan Dam said: “Our combined fleet can be compared to a large European country.
About 10,000 civilians, many of them elderly and disabled, live in “very difficult conditions” in and around Bakhmut, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). It is estimated that several thousand civilians have remained in the town itself and are “spending almost whole days under intense shelling in the shelters”, said Umar Khan of the ICRC.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says ‘friendship’ between China and Russia has limits, and that Europe should welcome any attempt by Beijing to distance itself from Moscow’s war in Ukraine. He said China “didn’t cross any red lines for us”, adding that Beijing’s proposals to end the war showed it did not want to fully align with Russia.
The bodies of 83 Ukrainian soldiers killed in action during the war have been returned to the Russian side, said a Ukrainian official. Separately, kyiv said it had handed over an undisclosed number of seriously injured Russian soldiers.
Seven Ukrainian children have been reunited with their families after being forcibly taken to Russian-occupied Crimea, said the Kherson regional military administration.
The security situation around the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv will need to improve before its ports can be included in a deal allowing the safe export of Ukrainian grain, said a senior Ukrainian official. The deal was extended this month, but Kyiv and Moscow disagree on how long the extension will last.
The son of a Russian regional governor who was to be extradited from Italy to the United States has disappeared, according to reports. US authorities have charged Artyom Uss, the son of the governor of Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region, with illegal oil and arms trading, money laundering and sanctions violations.