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Russia s war in Ukraine: Latest developments

March 2, 2022 09:02 PM


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Here are the latest developments in Russia's war in Ukraine:

Kharkiv fighting 

Street fighting breaks out after Russian paratroopers land in Ukraine's second city, where police and university buildings are bombarded a day after local government offices were reduced to rubble.

Russia 'takes' Kherson  

Russian forces claim to have taken the besieged Black Sea city of Kherson in the south but the mayor says that it is still in Ukrainian hands.

Holocaust site hit 

Five people are killed in the attack on the Kyiv television tower at Babi Yar, the site of a Nazi massacre in which over 33,000 of the city's Jews were shot. 

Appeal to Russian mothers 

Ukraine's defence ministry invites the mothers of Russian troops captured on the battlefield to come and collect their sons, in an apparent attempt to embarrass Moscow.

Navalny tells Russians to protest 

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urges Russians to protest daily against the invasion of Ukraine, saying they should not be a "nation of frightened cowards".

Zelensky: Russia wants to 'erase us' 

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia of trying "erase our history. Erase our country. Erase us all."

836,000 flee 

More than 836,000 people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion, the UN's refugee agency says, with the number rising rapidly.

UN court to hold war hearings 

The UN's International Court of Justice says it will hold hearings over Ukraine's claims of "genocide" by Russia as the General Assembly votes on whether to order Russia to withdraw its troops.

Independent media blocked 

Russia blocks an independent television channel and a liberal radio station, tightening a virtual media blackout on the war.

Companies exit Russia 

A string of Western companies say they are freezing or scaling back business with Russia, including Apple, three of the world's largest shipping companies and energy firms Eni, ExxonMobil and Boeing.

Russian lender leaves EU 

Russia's largest lender Sberbank says it is leaving the European market, citing "abnormal cash outflows" after it was targeted by Western sanctions.

Nord Stream 2 goes under 

Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 goes insolvent after Germany halts the gas pipeline while the European subsidiary of Russia's Sberbank also prepares to enter insolvency. 

Oil, gas price soars 

Oil prices soar past $113 a barrel, despite the International Energy Agency members agreeing to release 60 million barrels from stockpiles.

European gas prices also hit a record high as does the price of aluminium.

World Bank aid 

The World Bank prepares a $3-billion aid package for Ukraine, including at least $350 million in immediate funds.

Nigeria airlift 

Nigeria is to airlift more than 1,000 citizens from countries neighbouring Ukraine after they fled the Russian invasion, many of them saying they experienced racism at the border.

 

 



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