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This has been, day by day, the war in Ukraine: data and chronology about the Russian invasion

2022-05-14T13:10:48.458Z

This is the timeline of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Fighting continues in various parts of the country.



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Russia's invasion of Ukraine has been going on for more than two months, and fighting continues in various parts of the country.

This is the chronology of events.

The fighting began on February 24, when Russian troops - from Russia and Belarus - crossed the border at various points and invaded Ukraine, after months of tensions and a build-up of military forces.

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Basic data

Ukraine, a former Soviet republic that gained independence in 1991, has a difficult historical relationship with its neighbor Russia, and in recent decades has moved closer to the European Union and NATO, formed in 1949 to counter the Soviet Union.

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In 2014 Russia invaded and annexed the Crimean peninsula, part of Ukraine's territory, and months later pro-Russian rebels rose up in the east of the country, forming the separatist republics of Donetsk and Luhansk —supported by Moscow—, and starting a war civilian that still persists.

The coming to power of the Ukrainian president Volodymir Zelensky, close to the West, in 2019, started a new wave of tensions, and at the end of 2021 Russia began to deploy soldiers, vehicles and planes on the border with Ukraine before the invasion.

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Moscow has cited NATO's expansion into Eastern Europe as one of the main causes of the escalation.

Timeline of the invasion of Ukraine

February 21 -

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs decrees recognizing the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic in Ukraine's Donbas region in a ceremony broadcast on state television.

The announcement came after a lengthy speech in which he accused the United States and NATO of trying to turn Ukraine into a military outpost to threaten Russia.

February 24 -

Putin announces the start of a "special military operation" in Ukraine.

Soon after, Russian troops cross the border and invade the country, while bombings are reported in major Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv and Kharkiv, and the Chernobyl nuclear plant is captured by the Russians.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky orders a general military mobilization "in order to ensure the defense of the state, maintain combat readiness and mobilization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and other military formations."

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February 25 -

Russian troops advance from the north, east and south on major cities, and Ukrainian resistance stiffens.

Meanwhile, the European Union and the United States, among others, announce new sanctions against Russia targeting the country's financial, energy and transportation sectors, and visa policy.

February 26 -

The United States, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada announce the expulsion of certain Russian banks from SWIFT, the highly secure network that connects thousands of financial institutions around the world.

The battle for Kyiv, the capital, begins, and Zelensky promises that the Ukraine will stand firm and rejects the US offer to be evacuated.

Feb. 27 -

Putin orders his country's deterrent forces, which include nuclear weapons, to go on high alert, drawing heavy criticism from Western countries and NATO.

Russian forces are facing "stiff resistance" and their momentum is slowing in the northern part of Ukraine, while forces are having "a little more success" in the south, a US defense official says.

February 28 -

Talks between the Ukrainian and Russian delegations on the situation end, Russian state media reported, and a second round of negotiations is announced.

Meanwhile, Russian forces "continue to try" to seize Ukrainian territory throughout the country, according to the Ukrainian military.

Zelensky, for his part, calls on the European Union to "urgently admit Ukraine" to the bloc, as Ukrainian intelligence suggests that Belarus is prepared to join the Russian invasion, according to a Ukrainian official.

In addition, FIFA and UEFA announce that all Russian soccer teams, whether national or club, are suspended from competitions by both soccer organizations "until further notice."

March 1 -

Heavy Russian missile shelling is reported in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, leaving at least six injured, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in a Telegram post.

The International Skating Union (ISU) suspends skaters from Russia and Belarus from participating in all international ice skating competitions, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

March 2 -

Russian soldiers seize the Ukrainian city of Kherson.

The mayor of the Ukrainian city of Kherson, Ihor Kolykhaiev, said that the Ukrainian army is no longer in the city and that its inhabitants must now comply with the instructions of "armed people who came to the city administration", indicating that the town it is now under Russian control.

Kharkiv authorities say 34 civilians were killed last day during Russian strikes.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that a Third World War involving NATO and Russia would be "nuclear."

In addition, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says that more than 800,000 people have migrated from neighboring countries from Ukraine and that the situation could become "Europe's biggest refugee crisis in this century".

March 3 -

Ukrainian and Russian delegations meet for the second time at the border with Belarus to try to reach an agreement for the cessation of hostilities.

Both sides say humanitarian corridors for civilians have been agreed upon.

Chaos and panic breaks out in Kherson as residents try to get essential supplies a day after the city was taken over by Russia.

While the key city in southeastern Ukraine, Mariupol, is "surrounded" by Russian forces, the town's mayor told CNN.

A fire breaks out in facilities inside the Zaporizhia nuclear plant, after fighting between Russians and Ukrainians.

Some time later it is reported that the fire has been controlled.

March 4 -

Zelensky calls the Kremlin's efforts to take over the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant "unprecedented terror", and again calls on NATO to set up a no-fly zone over his country.

Meanwhile, the IAEA assured that there was no release of radioactive material.

The UK Ministry of Defense says the southeastern city of Mariupol is still under Ukrainian control but is subject to "intense Russian attacks".

Meanwhile, Putin tells German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that a third round of talks between Russia and Ukraine is scheduled for this weekend, according to a reading from the German chancellery after a phone call between the two heads of state on Friday.

Mar 5 -

US and NATO officials believe Russia is now ready to "bomb cities until they surrender", and could deploy up to 1,000 more mercenaries to Ukraine.

Putin says he would consider countries that impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine to be participating in the conflict, and that the sanctions imposed on his country are "equivalent to a declaration of war."

More than 1.2 million refugees have left Ukraine since February 24, the UN reports.

March 6 -

A Russian attack hit a civilian evacuation point on the outskirts of Kyiv, reportedly killing eight people, including two children, as they tried to flee their homes.

In addition, fears are growing for civilians trapped in the cities of Mariupol, Volnovakha and Kyiv as the Russian attack continues.

The Russian Defense Ministry says it will stop firing at 10 a.m. local time Monday (2 a.m. ET) to allow civilians to flee their homes in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Sumy and Mariupol, despite failing to comply. previous agreements.

March 7 -

A third round of talks between Russia and Ukraine takes place, which does not meet Russian expectations, Russian presidential adviser Vladimir Medinsky, who heads the Russian delegation for talks with Ukraine, announces on Russia 24 state television.

The Ukrainian government agrees with Russia on an evacuation corridor for civilians fleeing the northeastern city of Sumy, which has seen continuous Russian airstrikes and shelling in recent days, which are continuing.

In addition, the ambassadors of the European Union agree this Monday to examine the requests of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to join the EU, thus beginning the long process towards accession.

March 8 -

Ukraine says a planned evacuation route is now underway to help civilians leave the northeastern city of Sumy, which has suffered continuous Russian attacks and airstrikes in recent days.

The outflow of refugees from Ukraine has reached two million, according to the head of the UN Refugee Agency, Filippo Grandi.

Appealing to the people of the "world", Zelensky accuses "world leaders of not putting all their efforts" in favor of Ukraine and suggested that inaction amounts to "genocide".

Meanwhile, Biden announces the decision of the United States to ban imports of oil, natural gas and coal from Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

March 9 -

The Ukrainian military agreed to a 12-hour ceasefire with Russia on Wednesday to allow civilians to flee through humanitarian corridors, including from the besieged city of Sumy.

However, Russian forces bomb a mother and child hospital in Mariupol, in southern Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Ukraine's government will ban exports of key agricultural products including wheat, corn, cereals, salt and meat, according to a cabinet resolution passed on Tuesday.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov notes that "there is no doubt that the United States has declared an economic war on Russia and is carrying it out. This is true de facto."

March 10

- Zelensky says bombing of Mariupol hospital was "evidence of genocide" and reiterates his call for NATO to declare a no-fly zone over the country.

International condemnation is also growing.

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the conditions set by his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for a ceasefire in Ukraine "are not acceptable to anyone."

The meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, in Turkey, ends without reaching an agreement on humanitarian corridors or a ceasefire.

March 11

- President Joe Biden announced that the United States and its allies will revoke Russia's "most favored nation" status, known as permanent normal trade relations, a further step by the United States and its G7 allies and the European Union to punish Russia for its unprovoked and horrific invasion of Ukraine.

Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov was seen on video being taken away from a government building in the city by armed men.

A short time later, the Russian-backed Lugansk regional prosecutor claimed that Fedorov had committed terrorism offenses and was under investigation.

Zelensky called the act a "crime against democracy."

March 12 -

Several hundred people protested outside the city hall of the southern Ukrainian city of Melitopol following the arrest of Mayor Ivan Fedorov by Russian forces.

"Freedom for the mayor" and "Fedorov," the crowd sang, according to a short video from Ukrainian state television on its Facebook page.

He reported that more than 2,000 people came to the occupied building demanding the official's release.

Russian air and missile strikes caused damage in the north and south of the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Saturday, according to local officials.

In Chernihiv, about 100 kilometers north of Kyiv, the Ukraine Hotel, a landmark in the city, was attacked overnight.

The Vatican has said it is willing to do "everything possible" to help reach a ceasefire and negotiate an end to the war in Ukraine.

In an interview with Vatican News, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said the Holy See is "available for any kind of mediation."

March 13 -

 Russia fired missiles at a military base near Lviv, a city near the Polish border.

35 people died.

American journalist Brent Renaud was killed by Russian soldiers;

Colombian-American reporter Juan Arredondo was injured.

The humanitarian drama continues to particularly affect the city of Mariupol and the convoy has not yet arrived.

Mass protest in Kherson, southern Ukraine, a city already controlled by the Russians, while the Russian and Ukrainian delegations agree to meet on Monday to negotiate.

March 14 -

Russia asks China for military aid and economic support in Ukraine, according to two senior US officials.

The Ukrainian government says more than 2,500 civilians have been killed in the besieged city of Mariupol, and those who remain have no electricity, water or heating.

Attacks on Kyiv continue, with extensive damage also reported in residential areas in the cities of Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Dnipro, Chernihiv and Sumy.

March 15 -

New satellite images show widespread destruction across Ukraine, including damaged houses in a village near Kyiv and burning houses in the besieged city of Mariupol.

Leaders of three European countries will travel to Kyiv to meet with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky and the country's Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal on Tuesday, according to the Polish government.

March 16 -

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky declared that he does not expect his country to join NATO.

That was one of the grievances Putin cited in an attempt to justify invading him.

Zelensky delivered an emotional speech to the US Congress, during which he again asked for help to confront the Russian invasion.

March 17-

Casualties were recorded after debris from a downed missile hit a residential building in Kyiv.

Invading forces close in on the capital, and fighting intensifies on the outskirts, as the Russian offensive enters its fourth week.

March 18 -

Russia fired six missiles at Lviv, according to the Ukrainian military.

The city is close to the Polish border and has been relatively unaffected by Russian attacks.

Ukraine claims to have launched a counteroffensive to control the suburbs of Kyiv.

US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping held a nearly two-hour virtual meeting amid Russia's siege of Ukraine.

March 19 -

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for peace negotiations "without delay" and warned that Russia's losses would be "enormous" without them.

At a large rally in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin justified the invasion of Ukraine as an assault on "Nazism", but was cut short by a glitch in the event's television broadcast.

March 20 -

Ukraine rejects Russia's demand to hand over Mariupol.

One person was killed after an explosion in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Sunday.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told CNN on Sunday that he is open to negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but if they fail, it could result in a broader war.

The UN says more than 900 civilians have been killed since the invasion began.

March 21 -

After days of fighting, Ukrainian forces have regained control of Makariv, a town 30 miles west of Kyiv, the Ukrainian Armed Forces said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been found guilty of fraud, according to the state news agency Tass, and sentenced to nine years in prison.

March 22 -

Mariupol has been "reduced to ashes", according to Zelensky, as new footage shows Russian forces entrenched in the southern port city.

Meanwhile, several loud explosions were heard in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Tuesday while the city was under a 36-hour curfew.

March 23 -

Ukrainian forces say a counterattack north and west of Kyiv appears to have made some progress and that they have regained control of Makariv, a city west of the capital.

The war does not stop in Mariupol, where satellite images show more fires and destruction in the city besieged by the Russian army.

March 24 -

The Ukrainian Navy says it has destroyed a Russian ship in the occupied port of Berdyansk on the Sea of ​​Azov, 70 kilometers southwest of the southern city of Mariupol.

A month after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, its forces are falling back around Kyiv and taking up defensive positions northwest of the capital, a US official said.

March 25 -

The US and the EU announced a joint working group in an effort to wean Europe off its dependence on Russian oil and gas.

President Biden traveled to Poland on a visit that the White House says is intended to highlight the refugee crisis from the war.

According to the UN, more than 3.6 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began more than a month ago.

March 26 -

Ukraine's military has dealt "powerful blows" to Russia, President Volodymyr Zelensky said, renewing calls for talks with Moscow.

March 27 -

Ukraine recaptured several towns from Russian forces in a series of counterattacks, including east of Kharkiv and northwest of Mariupol, after Russian missiles hit the western city of Lviv.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky repeated his call for more military assistance, saying his country is only asking for 1% of NATO's tanks and planes.

March 28 -

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he is willing to accept a neutral status as part of a peace deal with Russia, but that any deal would have to be submitted to the Ukrainian people in a referendum.

March 29 -

Russian forces have largely stalled in various parts of Ukraine, including around Kyiv, according to a senior US defense official.

March 30 -

US officials are skeptical of Russia's claims of possible de-escalation and the Pentagon warns that the troop movement near Kyiv is "a repositioning".

A senior Ukrainian official also disputed the Russian claim, citing shelling in Chernihiv and rocket fire in Kyiv.

March 31 -

The mayor of Chernihiv said the city was the target of a "colossal attack" despite Russia's claims.

A small number of Russian forces near Kyiv have begun to "reposition" but attacks on the capital continue, the Pentagon said.

April 1 -

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traveled to India to discuss the situation in Ukraine there.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he has sacked two top Ukrainian generals, calling them "anti-heroes."

April 2 -

Ukraine's president said Russian troops are "slowly but noticeably" moving away from the north of the country, adding that preparations are underway for more possible Russian attacks in eastern Donbas and Kharkiv.

April 3 -

In Bucha, northwest of the capital, images show bodies of civilians strewn across a street, and CNN reporters observe a mass grave in the city.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for an end to Russian "war crimes" as the ongoing withdrawal of Russian forces around Kyiv reveals alleged atrocities.

April 4 -

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, stated that the number of civilian casualties could be much higher in other cities liberated from Russian control as happened in Bucha.

A growing number of leaders — including US President Joe Biden — are accusing Russian forces of committing "war crimes."

April 5 -

Before the UN Security Council, Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that the Russians killed civilians in Bucha for "pleasure".

The United States announced new sanctions against Russia that include the daughters of President Vladimir Putin.

April 6 -

Despite Moscow shifting its military focus to the east of the country, the NATO chief said the war could last for years as Russia still wants "all of Ukraine".

Ukrainian authorities say heavy fighting is taking place in the east, and the regional military governor of the Luhansk region has urged civilians to evacuate some towns.

7 de abril- Decenas de personas murieron y resultaron heridas en un ataque con misiles rusos en una estación de tren utilizada como centro de evacuación en la ciudad oriental de Kramatorsk, según funcionarios ucranianos.

El presidente de Ucrania, Volodymyr Zelensky, dijo que la situación en Borodianka, un suburbio de Kyiv, era "mucho más aterradora" que en Bucha tras la retirada de las fuerzas rusas.

8 de abril- El presidente de Ucrania, Volodymyr Zelensky, dijo que un ataque con misiles rusos en una estación de tren que mató al menos a 50 personas en la ciudad oriental de Kramatorsk fue "otro crimen de guerra de Rusia, por el cual todos los involucrados serán responsables".

Las autoridades de las ciudades cercanas a Kyiv, incluidas Bucha y Makariv, han encontrado cientos de cadáveres de civiles mientras evalúan la destrucción tras la retirada de las fuerzas rusas de los alrededores de la capital.

9 de abril- El gobernador militar de la región de Luhansk, en el este de Ucrania, dijo que los corredores de evacuación para civiles se estaban "ajustando" luego de un ataque con misiles rusos en la estación de tren de Kramatorsk el viernes.

10 de abril- El presidente Volodymyr Zelensky afirmó que Ucrania está "preparada" para una gran ofensiva rusa en el este del país.

Aumenta el número de muertos por el ataque de un misil ruso la semana pasada contra una estación de tren repleta de evacuados.

11 de abril- El presidente de Ucrania dijo que las tropas rusas que se retiraban del norte dejaron miles de minas en un acto deliberado que consideró un crimen de guerra.

Ucrania está investigando unos 5.800 casos de presuntos crímenes de guerra rusos, según su fiscal general.

12 de abril- El presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, calificó por primera vez de "genocidio" las atrocidades cometidas en Ucrania.

El presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, dijo que las conversaciones de paz con Ucrania habían llegado a un "callejón sin salida" y prometió que "no detendrá las operaciones militares".

13 de abril- Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea prometieron una ayuda militar combinada de US$ 1.300 millones más para Ucrania.

Surgen afirmaciones contradictorias sobre un buque de guerra ruso que, según Rusia, fue evacuado debido a un incendio, pero que, según un funcionario ucraniano, fue alcanzado por un ataque con misiles.

14 de abril- Se hundió el buque de guerra ruso Moskva, según las noticias estatales rusas que citan al Ministerio de Defensa ruso.

Los preparativos rusos continúan en el este para una operación ofensiva, entrenando unidades adicionales y reuniendo fuerzas de aviación, según las fuerzas armadas de Ucrania.

15 de abril- Dos misiles ucranianos alcanzaron al Moskva, uno de los buques de guerra más importantes de Rusia, lo que provocó que se hundiera en el mar Negro, dijo un alto funcionario de Defensa de Estados Unidos. Rusia ha negado las afirmaciones de Ucrania de haber atacado el barco, diciendo que un incendio a bordo hizo que explotaran las municiones.

16 de abril- El alcalde de Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, instó a los residentes que han evacuado la capital a que se abstengan de regresar después de que la ciudad "fuera atacada" este sábado por la mañana.

Los ataques rusos se intensifican en el este de Ucrania.

17 de abril- Los funcionarios del puerto de Mariúpol, en el sureste del país, rechazaron un ultimátum ruso que exige la rendición de las fuerzas ucranianas en la ciudad, escenario de un asedio sostenido y brutal. Rusia respondió diciendo que "eliminaría toda resistencia".

Zekensky calificó la situación en Mariupol de "inhumana" y dijo que cualquier otro crimen de guerra ruso imposibilitaría las negociaciones.

Mientras tanto, los intentos de acordar rutas de evacuación seguras para los civiles atrapados en los combates en el sur y el este de Ucrania el domingo fracasaron, pero las autoridades locales instaron a la gente a abandonar la zona.

18 de abril- Rusia bombardeó ciudades de toda Ucrania el lunes por la mañana, con ataques de misiles reportados en Lviv y Dnipro después de los fuertes bombardeos del fin de semana en Luhansk y Járkiv.

Zelensky declaró a CNN que Ucrania no está dispuesta a ceder territorio en el este para poner fin a la guerra.

19 de abril- La guerra de Rusia en Ucrania se ha concentrado en la región de Donbás, una zona industrial al este de Ucrania. El presidente Vladimir Putin parece estar determinado a ocupar la región. Aquí más detalles de por qué Donbás es el corazón de está invasión.

Rusia será marcado como una “fuente del mal” por atacar a civiles, dijo Zelensky, en un discurso el martes.

20 de abril- Las fuerzas ucranianas repelieron "numerosos intentos de avance" de las tropas rusas en la línea de control del Donbás.

Los civiles en Luhansk han sido instados a evacuar después de que las fuerzas ucranianas "perdieran" el control de la ciudad de Kreminna durante los intensos combates.

Ucrania sigue resistiendo los ataques rusos en Mariúpol, y un comandante ucraniano dijo a CNN que la situación en la planta de Azovstal, uno de los últimos bastiones de la ciudad que aún está bajo control ucraniano, es "crítica".

21 de abril- El intento de evacuación de la región de Luhansk se ve interrumpido por los bombardeos rusos, según un funcionario militar

Funcionarios ucranianos describieron intensos combates en las regiones de Donetsk y Luhansk en medio de la ofensiva rusa en el Donbás.

Putin desechó los planes de asaltar la planta siderúrgica de Azovstal en la ciudad portuaria ucraniana de Mariúpol, donde se encuentran los últimos defensores.

22 de abril- Las autoridades ucranianas afirman haber identificado nuevas fosas comunes en las afueras de la ciudad asediada de Mariúpol. Nuevas imágenes por satélite respaldan sus afirmaciones.

Putin, proclamó que el esfuerzo de las fuerzas rusas por capturar Mariúpol fue un "éxito", aunque se sigue combatiendo.

Además, un alto cargo militar en Rusia reveló que el objetivo de invasión de Ucrania ordenada por Moscú es tomar el "control total" de la región de Donbás y todo el sur de Ucrania.

23 de abril- Las fuerzas rusas continuaron bombardeando la ciudad nororiental de Járkiv y la región, dijo un gobernador militar ucraniano.

"Los ocupantes rusos continúan disparando contra la infraestructura civil de Járkiv y la región", dijo Oleh Syniehubov, jefe de la administración militar regional de Járkiv. "Durante el día, los ocupantes infligieron 56 ataques, como resultado, 19 heridos, dos personas muertas".

Las fuerzas rusas continuaron bombardeando la ciudad de Mykolaiv durante la noche, dijo un gobernador regional de Ucrania, lo que llevó a las autoridades a imponer un toque de queda antes del período de Pascua.

24 de abril- Los diplomáticos estadounidenses volverán a Ucrania, según anunció el secretario de Estado Antony Blinken al presidente de Ucrania, Volodymyr Zelensky.

El asesor presidencial ucraniano, Mykhailo Podolyak, dijo que las fuerzas rusas estaban "atacando continuamente" la planta siderúrgica Azovstal, en Mariúpol, este domingo de Pascua.

25 de abril- La invasión y las atrocidades de Rusia en Ucrania son "indefendibles", dijo el secretario de Defensa de EE.UU., Lloyd Austin.

En tanto, la ciudad de Jersón cayó en manos rusas, y Rusia anunció que organizará una votación que el presidente de Ucrania, Volodymyr Zelensky, calificó de "referéndum falso".

26 de abril- La UE acusó a Rusia de intentar "chantajear" al bloque con el gas luego de que Moscú interrumpiera el suministro a Polonia y Bulgaria tras negarse a pagar en rublos.

Se escucharon explosiones en tres regiones rusas fronterizas con Ucrania, según informaron las autoridades locales y los medios de comunicación estatales rusos.

Ucrania reconoció la pérdida de varias ciudades y pueblos del este mientras Rusia intensifica su ofensiva terrestre.

27 de abril- El presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, advirtió que cualquier país que interfiera en Ucrania recibirá una respuesta "rápida como un rayo" de Moscú.

El estadounidense Trevor Reed, exmilitar detenido en Rusia desde 2019, fue liberado en un canje de prisioneros y ya está de regreso en EE.UU.

28 de abril- El presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, expresó su consternación por la noticia de que un estadounidense, Willy Joseph Cancel, murió mientras luchaba junto a las fuerzas ucranianas.

"Es muy triste. Dejó atrás a un bebé", dijo Biden a los periodistas en la Casa Blanca mientras dirigía una reunión.

29 de abril- Rusia rechaza todas las propuestas de evacuación de la ciudad portuaria sitiada de Mariúpol, donde se dice que unos 100.000 civiles están atrapados, según un funcionario ucraniano.

Además, Rusia ha publicado un video que muestra que está utilizando un submarino en el Mar Negro para lanzar ataques con misiles de crucero contra Ucrania, lo que confirma afirmaciones militares ucranianas anteriores.

30 de abril- La primera dama de Ucrania, Olena Zelenska, dijo al periódico polaco Rzeczpospolita que la guerra "ha cambiado todo por completo, incluidas nuestras vidas", y cree, basándose en las atrocidades que ha visto, que el verdadero propósito de Rusia es destruir su país.

1 de mayo- Evacúan a civiles de la planta de acero de Azovstal.

2 de mayo- Un comandante entre los soldados ucranianos en la planta de acero sitiada de Azovstal dice que el complejo estuvo bajo "fuego constante" desde la madrugada. Mykhailo Vershynin, jefe de la Policía de Patrulla de Mariúpol, dijo a CNN que “después de que se fue la misión de la Cruz Roja, hemos estado bajo fuego constante desde la madrugada. La artillería y la artillería naval disparan sin pausa. Los ataques aéreos caen constantemente”.

3 de mayo- Ucrania reportó ataques con misiles en distintas partes del país. Un asesor del Ministerio del Interior afirmó que un misil fue derribado cerca de Kyiv, mientras en el oeste del país, en Lviv, se reportan daños en subestaciones de energía. En medio de los bombardeos, docenas de evacuados de la ciudad de Mariúpol lograron llegar a través de un corredor humanitario a un punto seguro. Nuestro corresponsal en Lviv, Gustavo Valdés, nos trae los detalles en este resumen sobre la guerra en Ucrania.

4 de mayo- Un comandante ucraniano en la planta siderúrgica de Azovstal dijo que se están desarrollando "batallas sangrientas" con las fuerzas rusas dentro del complejo después de que violaron el perímetro.

El presidente de Ucrania, Volodymyr Zelensky, dijo que 344 personas fueron evacuadas de Mariupol y las áreas circundantes a Zaporiyia el miércoles. El Ministerio de Defensa ruso dijo que abrirá corredores de evacuación desde la planta de Azovstal.

5 de mayo- Los combates se intensifican en Mariúpol mientras las tropas ucranianas defienden una planta siderúrgica con cientos de civiles atrapados dentro, incluidos 30 niños.

El presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, se disculpó por los comentarios que su ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Sergei Lavrov, hizo sobre Hitler y los judíos.

6 de mayo- Las medallas, las señales de tráfico y las estatuas han sido algunos de los primeros símbolos de la toma por parte de Rusia de partes del sur de Ucrania, y especialmente de Mariúpol.
Esta semana, el líder de la autodenominada República Popular de Donetsk (RPD), Denis Pushilin, y un alto cargo del partido Rusia Unida de Vladimir Putin, Andrei Turchak, han entregado medallas "por la liberación de Mariúpol".

La RPD ha trabajado duro para cambiar las señales de tráfico del ucraniano al ruso, especialmente las de la entrada a Mariúpol.

7 de mayo- El Estado Mayor dijo que en el área de Tsyrkuny y Rusky Tyshky al este de Járkiv, "los ocupantes [rusos] volaron tres puentes de carretera para frenar las acciones de contraofensiva de las Fuerzas de Defensa".

8 de mayo- La primera dama de EE.UU., Jill Biden, pasó parte del Día de la Madre haciendo un viaje no anunciado a Uzhhorod, Ucrania, una pequeña ciudad en el extremo suroeste de Ucrania, país que durante las últimas 10 semanas ha estado bajo la invasión de Rusia.

9 de mayo- Las fuerzas rusas están apuntando a Odesa. Tres misiles hipersónicos Kinzhal fueron disparados desde un avión y alcanzaron un "objetivo de infraestructura turística", dijo un funcionario ucraniano.

En el Día de la Victoria anual de Rusia, el presidente Vladimir Putin reiteró su acusación de que Occidente no le dejó más remedio que invadir Ucrania. Ofreció pocas pistas sobre la dirección del conflicto. La Casa Blanca describió las acusaciones de Putin sobre las amenazas de la OTAN a Rusia como “evidentemente falsas y absurdas”.

10 de mayo- Los soldados ucranianos atrapados en la planta siderúrgica de Azovstal dicen que hubo un intenso bombardeo durante la noche y que, durante un tiempo, perdieron el contacto con el hospital de campaña del complejo en Mariúpol.

El subcomandante del Regimiento Azov, el capitán Svyatoslav Palamar, dijo que el bombardeo había durado toda la noche y que había incluido aviones rusos.

11 de mayo- Los contraataques ucranianos cerca de la frontera rusa en Járkiv dejan "muy preocupados" en Moscú, según un alto funcionario ucraniano. Las fuerzas rusas, sin embargo, tienen fuerza suficiente para otro ataque en el área, dijo el funcionario.

Los misiles alcanzaron dos áreas de Sloviansk en el este de Ucrania, según el alcalde de la ciudad. La ciudad es un objetivo principal de las fuerzas rusas que intentan avanzar hacia el sur en la región de Donetsk.

12 de mayo- El presidente y la primer ministro de Finlandia anunciaron su apoyo a unirse a la OTAN, acercando a la nación nórdica, que comparte una frontera de más de 1.200 kilómetros con Rusia, un paso más hacia la membresía de la alianza militar liderada por Estados Unidos. El Kremlin dijo que la medida sería una amenaza para Rusia.

13 de mayo- Las fuerzas ucranianas continúan presionando con una contraofensiva en la región nororiental de Járkiv después de que las imágenes satelitales mostraran que al menos tres puentes clave en el área fueron demolidos. La retirada de las fuerzas rusas de áreas alrededor de la segunda ciudad más grande de Ucrania ha revelado nuevas evidencias de atrocidades.

El presidente ucraniano, Volodymyr Zelensky, dice que Ucrania ha retomado seis asentamientos de manos de las fuerzas rusas desde el viernes y 1.015 en total desde el comienzo del conflicto en febrero.

14 de mayo- Rusia suspendió las exportaciones de energía a Finlandia, confirmó el operador finlandés Fingrid a CNN este sábado.

Fingrid's senior vice president of power system operations, Reima Päivinen, said the supply was effectively cut off at 12 am CET on Saturday (7 pm ET on Friday).

He added that the suspension had no impact on the market and that Finland "can cope" with the cut, since Russian electricity represents a small fraction of the country's total consumption.

Source: cnnespanol

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