Russian War in Ukraine: List of Key Events, Day 184
As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its 184th day, let’s take a look at the key developments.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the world narrowly avoided a radioactive disaster as the power to Ukraine’s Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was restored hours after it was cut off.
The Russian Defense Ministry said it destroyed eight Ukrainian fighter jets in raids on airbases in Ukraine’s Poltava and Dnipropetrovsk regions.
Russia said it hit a military train with an Iskander missile at the Chaplyne station which was set up to deliver weapons to Ukrainian frontline forces in eastern Ukraine. kyiv said the missile also hit a residential area and killed 25 civilians as the country celebrated its Independence Day on Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to increase the size of Russia’s military from 1.9 million to 2.04 million in service.
Zelenskyy said he had “a great conversation” with US President Joe Biden and thanked him for his support in the war against Russia, adding that they discussed the next steps “on our path to victory”.
Officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are “very, very close” to the possibility of visiting the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, chief executive Rafael Grossi said.
The top UN official in Ukraine said she was shocked by military raids that killed children and other civilians in the town of Chaplyne on Wednesday. Denise Brown, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine, called on all parties to respect international law.
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called on President Putin to end armed attacks on Ukraine and said the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant must be demilitarized.
Ukraine’s economy is expected to stabilize next year and reach 15.5% in 2023, depending on the military development of the war against Russia, the country’s economy minister said in a statement.
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