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What we all know — day 8: Thursday March 3

  • Russian forces have seized management of Kherson making it the primary main Ukrainian metropolis to be captured. Though but to be confirmed by Ukraine’s navy, the mayor of Kherson, Igor Kolykhayev, recommended that Putin’s troops have secured the southern port.

  • Ukraine’s frontline cities continued to be attacked all through the night time, with the capital Kyiv hit by 4 big explosions simply earlier than daybreak.

  • Russian forces are additionally assaulting the north japanese metropolis of Kharkiv, and encircling the port metropolis of Mariupol.

  • On Wednesday, Russia for the primary time acknowledged heavy casualties through the marketing campaign, revealing 498 deaths and 1,597 accidents. Ukraine claims the determine is way larger.

The entrance of a Russian navy convoy that stretched greater than 60km on Tuesday has reached Kyiv’s outskirts, placing the town centre inside firing vary of the BM-21 Grad rockets that Russia has used with devastating impact to hit residential areas in Kharkiv.

Weapons now inside Ukraine embody launcher programs that may very well be used to fireside “thermobaric” bombs, which attract oxygen to create an particularly intense explosion, US officers mentioned.

Map showing the latest situation in Kyiv Shelling of residential areas in the west and east of the capital overnight in Kurenivka, Rusanivka and Vyshneve

Key maps from latest days

The warfare in Ukraine has led to a discount within the variety of worldwide industrial flights going into Russia, in line with information from advisor VesselsValue.

Animation comparing international flights on Feb 28-Mar 1 with Feb21-22. The number of flights to Russia fell from 272 to 129

Greater than 500,000 Ukrainians have fled the nation because the Russian invasion, the UN has mentioned.

A map of total refugee arrivals from Ukraine between Feb 24 and Mar 1. Of 660,000 , 377,400 have gone to Poland

Russia’s multipronged invasion suggests a plan to advance south in the direction of Kyiv from Belarus, encircle Ukraine’s forces within the east, and cleave the nation from the Russian border to the Black Sea.

Map showing how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may play out  Initial cruise missile strikes on military sites, airfields and troop depots in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dnipro. Alongside artillery shelling along line of control in eastern Ukraine  Ground advance (troops and tanks) south from Belarus to encircle Kyiv  Advance north from Crimea and east through Donbas in a bid to encircle bulk of Ukrainian forces in the east and cut them off from Kyiv  Advance from Crimea along Black Sea coast to Odesa. Central column moves west to Dnipro river, ultimate target Kyiv  Ukraine attempts strategic retreat west from current line of control evading Russian pincer movement. At some point, Ukrainian troops will need to hold the line, but unclear when that may be

On Tuesday February 22, Putin recognised the separatist governments in Luhansk and Donetsk, two provinces within the japanese Donbas area of Ukraine, and ordered Russian troops to enter them. On Thursday February 24, Moscow started a full-scale invasion of the nation.

Map showing Luhansk and Donetsk area controlled by Russia-backed separatists and Moscow.

Sources: Institute for the Examine of Conflict, Rochan Consulting, FT analysis

Cartography and growth by Steve Bernard, Chris Campbell, Emma Lewis, Joanna S. Kao, Sam Learner, Ændra Rininsland, Niko Kommenda, Alan Smith and Martin Stabe. Based mostly on reporting by Roman Olearchyk and John Reed in Kyiv, Man Chazan in Lviv, Max Seddon in Moscow and Henry Foy in Brussels



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