Russo-Ukrainian War: List of major events, date 352 | Russo-Ukrainian War
As the Russo-Ukrainian war enters its 352nd day, let’s take a look at the main developments.
Here’s the current situation on Friday, February 10, 2023:
- An air strike warning was issued across Ukraine on Friday as officials warned of potential Russian missile attacks, urging residents to seek shelter. “There is a big threat of missile attack. I want to emphasize again – do not ignore the sirens in the air,” said Serhiy Popko, head of the military administration of Kyiv.
- Kyiv said it hoped Moscow would expand its offensive with a boost as the February 24 anniversary of the invasion approaches.
- Russian forces launched a series of attacks overnight that cut off power supplies in several areas of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, local officials said. There is no information on casualties.
- Russia says it destroyed four Ukrainian artillery depots in the eastern Donetsk region. The Ukrainian military said that in the past 24 hours, the Russian army has maintained attacks in the regions of Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Novopavlivka and Vuhledar.
- Serhiy Haidai, governor of the largely Russian-occupied eastern Luhansk province, described a major new Russian offensive around Kreminna, along a northern stretch of the eastern front.
- Reuters could not immediately verify the battlefield accounts.
- Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has told the European Parliament that his country’s war with Russia is a fight for the freedom of the whole of Europe. He was in Brussels to attend a summit of the European Union.
- While Zelenskyy said that “free Europe cannot be imagined without a free Ukraine”, he heard the head of the European Council Charles Michel say that Ukraine’s path to EU membership would be very long and hard.
- “Europe will be with us until we win. I have heard it from a number of European leaders… about their readiness to provide us with the necessary weapons and support, including aircraft,” Zelenskyy said at a press conference in Brussels. do not name countries.
- Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said NATO must act together on jets for Ukraine.
- The presidents of Poland and Ukraine met in Rzeszow, southeastern Poland, on Thursday and discussed the situation in the region, the Polish president’s office said Friday on Twitter.
- Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Ukrainians would suffer if Britain or other Western countries supplied fighter jets to Kiev, and that the line between indirect and direct Western involvement in The war is disappearing.
- Alexei Polishyuk, director general at Russia’s foreign ministry, told the state news agency RIA that Moscow did not believe Kyiv’s pledges that it would not use Western long-range weapons to strike deep into Russian territory. .
Nord Stream pipeline
- The Russian Foreign Ministry said European countries were trying to conceal the results of their investigation into the Nord Stream gas pipeline explosion last year, accusing them of covering up who was responsible.
- President Vladimir Putin said Russia’s economy has weathered the worst effects of sanctions and is expected to grow modestly this year, despite what he says are efforts to weaken some industries.
- A quarter of Ukraine’s population is at risk of serious mental illness as the country grapples with Russia’s year-long invasion, a senior health official said.