Russia-Ukraine War: List of key events, day 571 | Russia-Ukraine War News | ET REALITY

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Here is the situation on Sunday, September 17, 2023.

Struggle

  • Russia and Ukraine have Disputed control of devastated Andriivka village near Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine. Russia’s Defense Ministry said its forces were still holding on to Andriivka after Ukraine released a video it said provided evidence its forces were in full control of the village.
  • Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said the Bakhmut sector was the theater of “the most active fighting.” “Offensive action continues south of Bakhmut. Things are hot in Klishchiivka and Kurdiumivka,” Maliar said on Telegram, referring to two other towns near the city. “Near Klishchiivka, as a result of the offensive action, our defense forces have been successful.”
  • In southern Ukraine, where Ukrainian troops were trying to advance toward the Sea of ​​Azov, Maliar said soldiers were “inflicting significant losses on the occupiers in terms of men and equipment.”
  • A Russian-installed official in Donetsk, Ukraine, reported intense Ukrainian shelling in the eastern region and said at least five civilians were killed and one wounded in the attacks.
  • The Russian Defense Ministry said it foiled a coordinated Ukrainian attack on the annexed Crimean peninsula early Sunday, but did not say whether there was damage or casualties.
  • The ministry also said a Ukrainian drone was destroyed in Moscow’s Istra district early Sunday. The incident caused the delay of 24 flights at the capital’s airports, according to the state news agency TASS.

military aid

  • US Army General Mark Milley told reporters that North Korea could increase supplies of artillery munitions from Russia for the war in Ukraine, but that is not likely to make much of a difference. Milley, who was traveling to Norway for NATO meetings that began Saturday, said there is a continuing need for more weapons and equipment in Ukraine and that allies and partners will discuss how to address that.

Regional security

  • Norway’s defense chief said Russian forces stationed in the Arctic near the Scandinavian country were 20 percent or less than their number before the Ukraine war. Gen. Erik Kristoffersen said the move suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin knows “very well” that NATO is not a threat to Moscow.
  • Poland will ban the entry of passenger cars registered in Russia, as part of sanctions imposed on Moscow and its citizens in connection with the war in Ukraine, state media reported, citing Interior Minister Marius Kaminski.
  • North Macedonia ordered the expulsion of three more Russian diplomats, in the third such move since Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
  • In the Czech Republic, thousands of protesters demonstrated in Prague to demand the resignation of the government over high energy prices, as well as its support for Ukraine.

Economy

  • Russian-installed authorities in Crimea said they planned to sell about 100 Ukrainian properties, including one belonging to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The sales contracts totaled more than 815 million rubles ($8.51 million), an official said.
  • Ukrainian authorities said two cargo ships arrived at its Black Sea port of Chernomorsk to load nearly 20,000 tons of wheat bound for African and Asian markets. The two ships were the first to use a temporary corridor to sail to Ukrainian Black Sea ports after Russia abandoned a deal allowing Kiev to export grain.
  • Farmers in Romania called on their government to unilaterally ban the import of Ukrainian grains and other food products, after the European Union decided to lift the restrictions on the goods. Romania is one of five eastern EU countries, along with Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, that saw an increase in Ukrainian grain imports after the Russian invasion, which distorted prices on local markets.

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