March 25, 2023

Because the Russia-Ukraine battle enters its 389th day, we check out the principle developments.

Right here is the state of affairs because it stands on Sunday, March 19, 2023:


  • The Ukrainian military says its forces exterior the japanese metropolis of Bakhmut are managing to maintain Russian models at bay so ammunition, meals, tools and medicines could be delivered to defenders.
  • Russia’s Wagner mercenary group plans to recruit some 30,000 new fighters by the center of Could, its founder Yevgeny Prigozhin mentioned.
  • Russian assaults killed two folks and wounded 10 within the japanese Ukrainian metropolis of Kramatorsk on Saturday, a governor mentioned, accusing Moscow of utilizing cluster bombs within the assault.
Rescuers work at a site of a residential building damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kramatorsk, Ukraine March 14, 2023.
Rescuers work at a web site of a residential constructing broken by a Russian missile, in Kramatorsk, Ukraine [File: Yan Dorbronosov/Reuters]
  • President Vladimir Putin has toured Mariupol, practically a 12 months after Moscow claimed to have captured the strategic port metropolis. That is the Russian chief’s first journey to the Donbas area because the starting of the Ukraine battle in February final 12 months.
  • Putin went to Crimea on Saturday on an unannounced go to to mark the ninth anniversary of Moscow’s annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine.


  • A deal permitting the secure black sea export of Ukrainian grain was renewed for at the very least 60 days – half the supposed interval – after Russia warned any additional extension past mid-Could would depend upon the removing of some Western sanctions.
  • Three senior US safety officers held a video name with a gaggle of their Ukrainian counterparts to debate army help to Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief of employees mentioned.
  • President Xi Jinping heads to Russia on Monday hoping to ship a breakthrough on Ukraine as China seeks to place itself as a peacemaker.

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