Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events on day 59 | Russia-Ukraine war News

Because the Russia-Ukraine battle enters its 59th day, we check out the primary developments.

Listed here are the important thing occasions thus far on Saturday, April 23.

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‘Heavy’ dying toll in Odesa assaults

  • A Russian assault kills not less than 5 individuals, together with a child, and wounds 18 others in Ukraine’s Black Sea metropolis of Odesa, Kyiv stated.
  • “These are solely those that we had been capable of finding. It’s seemingly that the dying toll shall be heavy,” the top of Ukraine’s presidential workplace Andriy Yermak stated on Telegram.

Preventing rages within the east

  • Authorities in two jap Ukrainian areas report “fierce” preventing with Russian forces as hope fades for a truce over Orthodox Easter weekend.
  • The governor of the jap Kharkiv area, Oleg Sinegubov, stated on Telegram that Ukraine forces retook three villages close to the Russian border after “fierce battles”.

Mariupol evacuation

  • A brand new try to evacuate Ukrainian civilians from war-torn Mariupol failed, an aide to town’s mayor stated on his Telegram channel, blaming Russian forces.
  • The official stated 200 residents of Mariupol had gathered to be evacuated, however the Russian army advised them to disperse and warned of attainable shelling. Russia and Ukraine have blamed one another for repeated failures to evacuate individuals from Mariupol.

Zelenskyy to fulfill prime US officers

  • Ukraine’s president says he’ll meet on Sunday in Kyiv with the US secretary of state and secretary of protection.
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy didn’t instantly share extra particulars in regards to the go to from Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin. The White Home declined to remark.

UN chief to fulfill Putin, Zelenskyy

  • UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres will meet Zelenskyy in Ukraine subsequent week after a cease in Moscow to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Guterres will see Zelenskyy and Ukraine’s international minister on Thursday, two days after visiting Moscow.

Almost 5.2 million flee

  • The variety of Ukrainians fleeing the nation since Russia’s invasion is now 5,163,686, the UN refugee company says.

Russia breaks silence on sunken cruiser

  • Russia stated one crew member died and 27 had been lacking after the Moskva missile cruiser sank final week, Moscow’s first admission of the losses following the tragedy. “On account of a fireplace on April 13, the Moskva missile cruiser was critically broken because of the detonation of ammunition,” the defence ministry stated.
  • A senior Pentagon official stated the Moskva was hit by two Ukrainian missiles earlier than it sank.

Thales accusation

  • A senior Ukrainian official accused French defence electronics firm Thales of violating European sanctions and promoting Russia tools used to kill civilians fleeing latest preventing outdoors Kyiv – claims strongly denied by the corporate.
  • “A household was making an attempt to flee however was killed by Russian murderers,” tweets presidential adviser Mykhaylo Podolyak. “Killed, as it’s now proved, with French weapons offered in circumvention of sanctions in 2015.”

Russia jails opposition chief

  • Russian authorities declared opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza a “international agent” and order his pre-trial detention for allegedly spreading false details about the Russian military.
  • Moscow’s Basmanny district courtroom ordered the 40-year-old Kremlin opponent be held in jail till June 12.

Ukraine safety assembly

  • The Pentagon invited 40 allies to fulfill in Germany subsequent week to debate Ukraine’s longer-term safety wants.
  • Pentagon spokesman John Kirby stated defence ministers and senior generals of 20 international locations, NATO and non-NATO members, have already accepted the invitation for the Tuesday assembly.

Mariupol forces urged to give up

  • Russia’s defence ministry stated it’s prepared for a humanitarian ceasefire on the Azovstal metal plant if Kyiv’s troopers holed up there give up.
  • “All servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces, militants of the nationwide battalions and international mercenaries who laid down their arms are assured life, respectable remedy in accordance with worldwide regulation, and the supply of high quality medical care,” Putin stated.
  • “However the Kyiv regime just isn’t permitting for this chance for use.”INTERACTIVE Russia-Ukraine map Who controls what in Mariupol DAY 59

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