Russia-Ukraine struggle: Listing of key occasions, day 440 | Russia-Ukraine struggle Information


Because the struggle enters its 440th day, we check out the principle developments.

Right here is the scenario because it stands on Tuesday, Could 9, 2023:


  • Kyiv’s mayor has stated Russia fired 60 Iranian-made kamikaze drones, together with 36 at Kyiv, all of which have been shot down. Nevertheless, particles has hit flats and different buildings, killing at the least 4 individuals.
  • Greater than 20 cities and villages have come below shelling within the central Zaporizhia area, the Ukrainian armed forces stated in an announcement. The southern metropolis of Kherson and at the least seven different centres in that area have been additionally shelled, it stated.
  • The Moscow-appointed governor of the Russian-controlled elements of the Zaporizhia area, Yevgeny Balitsky, stated about 3,000 civilians have been evacuated from areas close to the entrance line that had come below shelling.
  • Balitsky stated that operations on the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Energy Plant, Europe’s largest, have been suspended, in response to a report by the Russian state information company TASS.
  • The Common Workers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces stated there was continued heavy combating in Bakhmut and surrounding areas.
  • The pinnacle of the Wagner Group of mercenaries, Yevgeny Prigozhin, stated his troops have been starting to obtain ammunition wanted to press their advance to seize the long-besieged japanese Ukrainian metropolis.
  • The UK’s defence ministry stated that Russia has begun concentrating on Central Asians to serve within the struggle in Ukraine.
  • The exiled Mariupol Metropolis Council stated it has acquired stories that Russia had begun mobilising residents within the occupied southeastern metropolis to serve in its military.


  •  Russia has successfully ended the Black Sea grain deal, which expires on Could 18, by refusing to register incoming vessels, Ukraine’s reconstruction ministry stated. Moscow has threatened to give up the settlement, which is supposed to assist ease a world meals disaster.
  • Moscow is making ready for a army parade, the staple of Victory Day celebrations throughout Russia, however at the least 21 cities have cancelled such occasions.
  • Russia will develop its army installations in Central Asian ally Kyrgyzstan, the Kremlin stated, following talks between the 2 nations’ leaders in Moscow.
  • Italy “strongly” recommends any of its residents nonetheless in Ukraine to depart the nation. The Italian overseas ministry issued the alert within the wake of “ever heavier missile assaults on Kyiv and throughout all Ukrainian territory”.
  • A Berlin courtroom has banned Russian flags and symbols from being displayed round three Soviet memorials within the German capital throughout World Warfare II commemorations.
  • Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin has declared he “doesn’t consider that the Ukraine struggle may be ended with piecemeal good points” by both facet. “That is the impression I acquired throughout my assembly with Putin,” he added.
  • World Athletics has stated dozens of Ukrainian athletes and officers making ready for the world championships in August can get funding for coaching camps. The game’s governing physique will make investments $190,000 and prioritise changing tools for pole vaulters, it added.


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