As the Russo-Ukrainian war enters its 60th day, let’s take a look at the main developments.
Here are the key events so far on Sunday, April 24.
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Zelenskyy, the United States meeting
- Ukraine’s president will meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Minister Lloyd Austin in Kyiv on Sunday. Zelenskyy said he is hoping to get key heavy weapons for Ukraine to eventually retake Russian-occupied territory.
- Ukraine’s military says Russia has deployed Iskander-M mobile battlefield missile launchers within 60 kilometers (40 miles) of the Ukrainian border. The two mobile system ballistic missiles have a range of up to 500km (300 miles) and can carry nuclear or conventional warheads.
- A Ukrainian official said Russia has continued its assault on the last defenders in a giant steelwork in Mariupol, days after Moscow declared victory in the southern port city and said forces Their does not need to occupy the factory.
- A new attempt to evacuate Ukrainian civilians from war-torn Mariupol has failed, an aide to the city’s mayor said, blaming Russian forces.
- Eight people died in Russian attacks in the Luhansk region, according to the region’s governor.
- The International Atomic Energy Agency says Ukraine has requested “a complete list of equipment” to operate its nuclear power plants, including radiation measuring devices, protective materials, Support related to computers, power supply systems and diesel generators.
- Finance Minister Christian Lindner said Germany must do everything in its power to help Ukraine win the war against Russia without jeopardizing its own security and NATO’s defense capabilities.
- Zelenskyy criticized United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ decision to visit Moscow on Tuesday, instead of visiting Kyiv first. Guterres is due to meet Zelenskyy on Thursday, but the Ukrainian leader argued there was “no justice and no logic” during his visit to Russia first.
- Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Poland had provided Ukraine with weapons worth 1.6 billion dollars. The Polish press reports that the package includes 40 tanks and about 60 armored vehicles.
- The United Nations refugee agency says the number of Ukrainians who have fled the country since the Russian invasion is now 5,163,686.