Russia-Ukraine war: list of major events, day 801 | Russia-Ukraine war News

As the war enters its 801st day, key developments include:

Here is the situation for Sunday, May 5, 2024.


  • At least two people were killed, including a 49-year-old civilian from Slobozhanske, a village just northeast of the city, after Russia launched several attacks against Kharkiv.
  • Four people were injured in the Kharkiv attack, including a 13-year-old boy who was injured by falling debris. A two-story civilian building was damaged and set on fire, authorities said.
  • Russia launched a rocket attack on “public infrastructure” at the Black Sea port of Odesa, injuring three people, officials said.
  • Meanwhile, Ukraine announced that it shot down 13 Shahed drones and a Russian Su-25 fighter-bomber over eastern Donetsk that targeted Dnipro and Kharkov. A power substation in Dnipropetrovsk was damaged in a drone attack.
  • According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Russia launched a total of eight missiles and about 70 guided air bombs.
  • Russian government agency RIA Novosti claimed that troops overnight attacked a drone warehouse in Kharkiv used by the Ukrainian military.
  • A huge fire has gutted a warehouse on the outskirts of the Russian-annexed Crimean city of Simferopol, Russian authorities said. It is unclear what was stored in the warehouse, but several emergency personnel were called to extinguish the fire.
  • Five people were injured and hospitalized after a fiery explosion in Belgorod, Russia, on Saturday, officials said. Approximately 30 homes were damaged. The cause of the explosion is unknown. Russian journalists on the Telegram channel speculated that a bomb intended for Ukraine may have detonated by mistake.


  • Officials said Russia has opened criminal charges against Zelenskiy and that he is wanted. Reacting to the move, Ukrainian officials called the decision “senseless” and reminded the Russian government that Russian President Vladimir Putin is on the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) wanted list.
  • A Moscow spokesperson separately said that Russia would respond to the “hostile line” drawn by the Baltic states of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia with “asymmetric measures,” which would have previously caused significant damage to the Baltic states. This led to the severance of relations with Russia, which boasted a strong influence. .
  • Just last week, Estonia accused Russia of violating international airspace regulations by jamming GPS signals. NATO officials also said last week that the Baltic states were among the countries “deeply concerned” by what they called “Russian espionage” on their territory.


  • The new measures from Ukraine’s central bank are aimed at easing tough restrictions on businesses imposed after the Russian invasion, and will come into effect from May 14. Restrictions on imports of goods and services and foreign currency remittances will also be eased.

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