Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 77 – Al Jazeera English

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 77th day, we take a look at the main developments.

Here are the key events so far on Wednesday, May 11.

Get the latest updates here.

Fighting

  • The governor of Kharkiv region said attacks are intensifying, particularly in residential areas, with 44 bodies of civilians found under a destroyed building in Russian controlled eastern town of Izium.
  • Ukrainian officials claim the country’s forces have recaptured villages from Russian troops north and northeast of Kharkiv.
  • Russian forces shelled the border regions of Sumy and Chernihiv, and continued attacks on the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, where the city’s last defenders are holed up.
  • Ukraine “successfully” struck Russian air defences and resupply vessels in the western Black Sea, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence reported.
  • The civilian death toll in Ukraine is “thousands higher” than the official United Nations figure of 3,381, according to the head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.

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Diplomacy and aid

  • The United States House of Representatives has approved a bill of $40bn aid package to provide Ukraine with military and economic assistance, $7bn more than President Joe Biden requested in April.
  • Moscow announced that “liberated” areas in southern Ukraine would be part of Russia.
  • Two US senators introduced a resolution to list Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”, citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and prior support for fighters in Syria and Chechnya.
  • German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock promised accountability and justice for war crimes committed by Russian forces in Bucha and the rest of Ukraine.
  • Canada has contributed $2.5m to the UN to report on human rights violations in Ukraine.
  • The new leader of the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia said on Wednesday it would wait for a signal from Moscow before holding a referendum on joining Russia.

Energy

  • Ukraine’s main gas system operator announced it will stop the flow of gas through the Sokhranivka entry point with reports of a top Ukrainian energy official threatening to sue Russia’s Gazprom if it does not pay for the transit of its natural gas via Ukraine.
  • Greece will finish building a pipeline to Bulgaria, ending Russia’s gas monopoly in the region.
  • Hungary’s foreign minister called for Russian shipments via pipelines to be exempted from planned European Union oil sanctions against Moscow that Hungary says could destroy its economy.
  • Moldova’s national gas supplies have been unaffected by Ukraine’s decision to stop some gas transit from Russia, Moldova’s national gas operator, Moldovagaz, said.

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Cyberattacks

  • Russia was behind a cyberattack against a satellite internet network in central Europe, the US, UK, Canada and the EU said.
  • Russia’s embassy in the US denied its involvement in the cyberattack and labelled the allegations as “absurd”.

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