As the Russo-Ukrainian War enters its 321st day, we take a look at the key developments.
Here is the situation as of Tuesday, January 10, 2023:
- A Russian missile hit a village market in Shevchenkov, Kharkiv, killing two people and injuring four, including a 10-year-old girl.
- The Kremlin said it was confident of the defense ministry’s statement that 600 Ukrainian servicemen were “destroyed” in the attack on Kramatorsk.
- Ukrainian forces said they are repelling the ongoing Russian attacks on Bakhmut and other cities in the eastern Donbass region.
- Reporting from Kyiv, Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford said there has been heavy fighting around Bakhmut, specifically a few kilometers north of Solidar, a hotly contested salt-mining town in recent months.
- Russian-backed separatist forces in the eastern Donetsk region said they had captured a village near Pakhmut, which Moscow has been trying to capture for months.
- Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied that a senior Russian official was discussing a possible peace deal with European officials.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky once again denounced what he described as Russia’s failure to respect the truce it declared on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas by launching attacks on Ukrainian cities.
- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed his satisfaction with the development of bilateral political dialogue and practical cooperation with China in a telephone conversation with his newly appointed Chinese counterpart, Qin Gang.
- The National Security Adviser of the United States, Jake Sullivan, said that Iran could be contributing to war crimes in Ukraine by providing drones to Russia.
- The Kremlin said the new shipments of Western weapons to Kyiv would “increase the suffering of the Ukrainian people” and would not change the course of the conflict.
- Russian and Ukrainian human rights commissioners will meet in Turkey later this week to discuss further prisoner exchanges.
- The head of Russia’s lower legislative chamber said that about 76 percent of foreign companies continue to operate in Russia.
- Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Kyiv expects the European Union to include Russian nuclear energy company Rosatom in its next round of sanctions.
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