Russia-Ukraine War: List of major events on the 866th day | Russia-Ukraine War News

As the war enters its 866th day, here are some major developments:

Here’s what’s happening on Wednesday, July 10, 2024:


  • The Russian Defense Ministry said its forces had taken control of the village of Yasnobrozivka in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, but Kiev denied any such losses and identified it as one of several where Russian forces were defending positions.
  • The UN human rights mission said it was “highly likely” that Kiev’s main children’s hospital was hit directly by a Russian missile in a series of airstrikes on Ukrainian cities on Monday. The strikes killed 44 people in the country, including four children and two patients at Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital in the capital.
  • A senior NATO official told reporters in Washington, D.C., that Russia lacks the ammunition and troops to launch a major offensive in Ukraine and would need to secure significant supplies from other countries in addition to its existing stockpile. “Russia’s losses right now are still very high. Russia is trying to take ground. Ukraine’s defenses have improved significantly,” the official said.

Politics and diplomacy

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on US political leaders to act to repel Russian aggression against his country, without waiting for the results of November’s presidential election. “Now is the time to come out of the shadows and make strong decisions… We must act, not wait for November or any other month,” Zelenskyy said, speaking at the Ronald Reagan Institute in Washington DC on the eve of a NATO summit.
  • Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden welcomed NATO leaders to Washington DC, pledging a strong defense of Ukraine against Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin “wants nothing more than the complete subjugation of Ukraine and wiping it off the map,” he said in welcoming remarks. “Ukraine can and will stop Putin.”
  • NATO is also expected to announce details of Ukraine’s membership path during the summit. NATO was founded on the basic agreement that an attack on one member state is an attack on all, and it has maintained its policy of keeping Ukraine out of the alliance until its conflict with Russia ends.
  • Meanwhile in New York, UN Security Council members condemned Russia for a missile attack that destroyed part of Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital. Moscow’s envoy denied responsibility, saying the attack was the result of Ukrainian air defense rockets.
  • In Moscow, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Putin that “war cannot solve problems” and called for “peace through dialogue.” He added that the deaths of innocent children were painful and horrifying, implicitly rebuking Putin at a summit aimed at highlighting the deepening cooperation between the two countries.
  • India’s Foreign Minister Vinay Mohan Kwatra also said Russia has promised to begin discharging Indian citizens who were “tricked” into joining its military. New Delhi is seeking the release of its citizens it says were lured to Russia with promises of “support jobs” in the military and then forced to serve in Ukraine.


  • President Biden and the leaders of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Romania issued a joint statement announcing the delivery of four additional Patriot air defense systems and one SAMP-T system to protect Ukrainian cities, civilians and soldiers. They said that in the coming months, the United States and its allies will provide Ukraine with dozens of tactical air defense systems, including NASAMS, HAWK, IRIS T-SLM, IRIS T-SLS and Gepard systems.
  • Meanwhile, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the outcome of any war with Russia “will shape global security for decades to come” and urged Western countries to continue sending arms and ammunition to Ukraine whatever the cost.
  • Zelensky made it clear in social media posts that air defense remains Ukraine’s primary request, writing in a post: “We are working to strengthen Ukraine’s air defense system and are confident that we will be successful. We are also working to increase the number of aircraft, including F-16s. Furthermore, we are promoting greater security for Ukraine, including weapons, financial and political support,” he said.


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