As the Russo-Ukrainian War enters its tenth day, we take a look at the major developments.
These are the key events so far since Saturday, March 5.
Russia continues its massive offensive in Ukraine
- Russian troops are continuing a broad offensive in Ukraine, Russian news agency RIA quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying.
Russia authorizes humanitarian corridor
- Russia will allow a humanitarian corridor from 10 a.m. Moscow time, the Defense Ministry announced. The corridor will be open to residents of Mariupol and Volnovakha in Ukraine.
The city of Mariupol has no water, heating
- The eastern Black Sea port is without water or heating, and food is scarce, its mayor said, appealing for military aid. “We are simply destroyed.”
The city of Chernihiv is bombed
- A large explosion has lit up the night sky over Chernihiv, as Russia continues its assault on the strategic Ukrainian city located 143 km (88 miles) from the capital, Kiev.
Ukraine still has most of its fighter jets
- Ukraine has retained a “significant majority” of its military aircraft, a US defense official said.
Bread prices will be forced up by the war
- The Russian invasion of Ukraine, one of the world’s largest wheat producers, will drive up the price of bread, eroding food security for millions, the World Food Program has said.
Russian gas flows to Europe remain unchanged
- Russia’s state-owned gas company Gazprom is shipping natural gas to Europe via Ukraine in the same volume of 109.5 million cubic meters per day as on Friday, state news agency RIA quoted the Ukrainian company as saying. pipeline operation.
- Singapore sanctions four Russian banks and bans exports of electronics, computers and military items.
US plans to cut Russian oil imports
- Joe Biden’s administration is considering cutting US imports of Russian oil and ways to minimize the effect on global supplies and consumers.
Bans on the media
- Russia has blocked Facebook and some other websites and passed a law that allows Moscow to jail journalists for spreading information contrary to the government’s position, prompting the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CBC and d other foreign media to suspend their reporting in the country.
PayPal closes its services in Russia
- Payments company PayPal shut down its services in Russia, citing “current circumstances”, joining many financial and technology companies in suspending operations there following the invasion of Ukraine.
You can read the highlights from Day 9 here.