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