Russia-Ukraine War Enters 243rd Day

Russia-Ukraine War Enters 243rd Day

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 243rd day, we take a look at the main developments.

Here is the situation of the Russia-Ukraine war as it stands on October 24, 2022.

  • Russia fired missiles and drones into the Ukrainian-held southern town of Mykolaiv.
  • In a flurry of phone calls to Western defence ministers, Russia said the war was trending towards uncontrolled escalation.
  • Moscow said its forces prevented a bid by Ukraine to break through its line of control.
  • Russian defence minister Shoigu said Moscow had concerns Ukraine could use a “dirty bomb”.
  • Russia continues to use Iranian drones in Ukraine.
  • Ukraine accused Russia of blocking the full implementation of a Black Sea grain deal.
  • Iran strongly condemned a call by Britain, France, and Germany for a United Nations probe of accusations that Russia has used Iranian-origin drones to attack Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia attacked its infrastructure.

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Here are the developments that took place (month wise) during Russia-Ukraine War


Russian-installed authorities in occupied Kherson.

Russian forces attacked the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, from the north.


Russian forces attacking from the south took the province of Kherson.


The start of a Russian offensive to seize all of Donetsk and Luhansk, together known as Donbas.


The last Ukrainian fighters surrendered to Russian forces in Mariupol, a port city and industrial hub on the Sea of Azov.


Ukrainian regained Snake Island, a sliver of land in the Black Sea off the Ukrainian city of Odesa.


After weeks of artillery bombardment and street fighting, the last city under Ukrainian control in Luhansk, Lysychansk, fell to Russia.


Ukraine deployed newly arrived missile systems supplied by the United States and other Western countries to destroy Russian ammunition dumps and other military infrastructure. Ukraine also attacked a Russian air base in Crimea.

The war’s frontline sparked international fears of a nuclear disaster at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant along the Dnieper River. The largest nuclear plant in Europe, the Zaporizhzhia facility was seized by Russian forces.


Ukraine recaptured much of the northeastern Kharkiv region, including the city of Izium.


Russia launched its most extensive attacks on Ukraine. The attacks spanned fourteen regions and included assaults on the capital.

Ukrainian forces destroyed part of the only bridge connecting the occupied Crimean Peninsula to Russia.

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