The Russian-Ukrainian War at a Glance: What We Know as of Day 320 of the Invasion | Ukraine

  • Russia claims to have killed more than 600 Ukrainian soldiers in a ‘retaliatory strike’ in the eastern city of Kramatorsk, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces rejected this request. The mayor of the town near the frontline town of Bakhmut said there were no deaths from strikes over the weekend, while a witness told Reuters on Sunday that buildings had been damaged but not destroyed and that there were no obvious signs of casualties. The Russian claim seems suspect for several reasons.

  • Zelenskiy denounced what he called Russia’s failure to honor a 36-hour ceasefire he had declared Christmas Orthodox by launching attacks on Ukrainian towns.

  • At least two people have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine, officials said. Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said one person was killed in strikes on Bakhmut and eight others in the area were injured, The Associated Press reported. Kyrylenko also said rocket attacks on Kramatorsk and Konstantynivka.

  • Russia and Belarus have expanded their joint military training exercises in Belarus, the country’s defense television channel said on Sunday, amid growing concern that Moscow is pressuring its closest ally to join the war in Ukraine. Both countries have added weapons, soldiers and specialized equipment to the drills, Reuters reported.

  • One person was killed in the attack on the Starobesheve power plant in Novyi Svit, Russian state news agency Tass reported on Sunday. The thermal power plant was one of two – in a part of Ukraine’s Donetsk region controlled by Russian forces – damaged in a rocket attack by the Ukrainian military, Moscow-based officials said.

  • Demands for a special tribunal to investigate Russia for a ‘crime of aggression’ against Ukraine have been backed by senior UK politicians across the political divide in an effort to show Vladimir Putin and his generals that they will be held to account.

  • The Russian government has supported a legislative amendment that classify maps that challenge the official “territorial integrity” of the country as punishable extremist documentsReuters reported the state-run Tass news agency on Sunday.

  • Around 50 Ukrainian soldiers who were released from Russian custody on Sunday as part of a prisoner exchange posed for a photo upon their release.

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