Russia continues its targeting of Ukrainian military infrastructure, as well as civilian and industrial targets with artillery, ballistic and cruise missile strikes.
3.4 million refugees have fled Ukraine with 2 million fleeing into Poland according to the latest figures from the UN Refugee Agency. Investigative journalism group Bellingcat have set up a page mapping Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
Ukraine has reportedly made a series of counterattacks around Kyiv and in the south. The extent of these has not yet been confirmed but it does suggest Ukraine retains the reserves and capabilities needed to counter Russian advances.
This feed timestamps using local Eastern European Time (EET).
5:52PM (EET) – Russia’s RIA news agency reports that Separatists claim to have ‘liberated’ 98 villages in Donbas.
3:15PM (EET) – some interesting (undated) footage of a battery of Ukraine firing Tochka-U firing on Russian positions. An important capability when coupled with drones and forward observers.
1:10PM (EET) – The UK Ministry of Defence has shared a video outlining the UK’s contributions to the ongoing NATO surge.
12:34PM (EET) – Much has been said about the information war during the conflict in Ukraine with the invaded country focusing its efforts on impacting Western opinion. Carl Miller, the Research Director at the Centre for Analysis of Social Media, has shared a very interesting graphic showing Russia’s attention has largely been on influencing opinion in Africa, South America and Asia.
11:12AM (EET) – Ukrainian diplomat Olexander Scherba claims that dozens of villages around Kyiv have been liberated and Russian forces “thrown back 70km from Ukraine’s capital.” These claims have not been independently verified.
This is a claim since repeated by the Ukrainian strategic communications centre.
10:40AM (EET) – Ukrainian’s strategic communications Centre reports that Mykolayiv’s mayor has confirmed the deaths of at least 40 soldiers in a Russian missile strike on a barracks.
9:20AM (EET) – The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has released an infographic showing Africa’s reliance on Ukrainian and Russian wheat production. The war on wheat production has the potential to have catastrophic implications on food security.
7:35AM (EET) – The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has shared their daily report which includes a claim that General Andrei Mordvichev of the 8th Combined Arms Army has been killed in fighting.