Russia-Ukraine War: List of major events, day 790 | Russia-Ukraine War News

As the war enters its 790th day, key developments include:

This is the situation as of Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

finding

  • Ukraine’s National Guard commander Oleksandr Pivnenko said Russia was preparing an “unpleasant surprise attack” and could try to advance on the country’s second-largest northeastern city of Kharkov in the coming months. Ta. Pyvnenko said Kiev’s military is ready to thwart any attack.
  • Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu insisted on advancing to the Pervomayske, Bochdanivka and Novomikhailivka fronts this month, saying Moscow would “increase the intensity of attacks on logistics centers and storage bases for Western weapons” in Ukraine. Stated.
  • A Russian drone attack on the Black Sea port of Odesa injured at least nine people and damaged more than a dozen residential apartments. Four children, including two infants, were among the injured and were taken to the hospital.
  • According to the Ukrainian Air Force, Russia fired a total of 16 attack drones and two short-range Iskander ballistic missiles, which also targeted Kiev, but all of them were shot down. One person was injured in the Mykolaiv region by falling debris from a drone.
  • Four people were hospitalized following a Russian rocket attack on the Dnipropetrovsk region, Governor Serhiy Lysak said in a Telegram post.
  • Emergency services in the Russian-occupied region of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya region announced that four people traveling in a car north of the town of Melitopol were killed in a Ukrainian drone attack.
  • Vladimir Sardo, the Russian-appointed governor of the occupied Kherson region, said five people were injured in Ukrainian shelling that hit a market in the town of Kakhovka.

politics and diplomacy

  • Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said he would suspend consular services unless men of military age abroad return home as he seeks to mobilize more men to fight on the front lines.
  • Ukraine has announced a corruption investigation into Agriculture Minister Mykola Solskyi in connection with the illegal acquisition of state-owned land in 2017 and 2018. Solsky denied the allegations and promised full cooperation.
At least nine people injured in Russian attack on Odesa [Ukrainian Emergency Service via AFP]
  • Russia’s Investigative Committee announced that Timur Ivanov, one of the country’s 12 deputy defense ministers, has been detained on suspicion of bribery. Mr. Ivanov, 48, oversaw not only the construction and reconstruction of facilities, but also the military’s property management, housing and medical support. According to Forbes magazine, Ivanov is one of the richest men in Russia’s security establishment.
  • Accusing China of ‘baseless accusations’ The US claims that China is fueling the war in Ukraine by supplying dual-use parts to Russia. The Chinese government claims to be a neutral party in the Ukraine conflict, but has been criticized for refusing to condemn the Russian government’s full-scale aggression. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting Beijing this week.
  • A Russian court has rejected Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovic’s latest appeal against his pretrial detention on spying charges.

weapons

  • The United States is preparing a $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine, the first of a long-delayed Ukraine-Israel bill that will soon be enacted. The aid package includes Stinger air defense ammunition, additional ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), artillery shells and other weapons that can be used immediately on the battlefield, US officials told Reuters and the Associated Press. . Conditions of anonymity.

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