The hypersonic missile strike occurred against the backdrop of a series of missile strikes carried out by Russia in several Ukrainian cities on the 379th day of the conflict.
Russian forces step up their weeks-long drive to encircle the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, where the commander of Ukraine's ground forces describes the situation as "extremely tense" as fighting enters its 371st day.
Russian missiles hit power facilities across Ukraine as US President Biden prepares to visit Poland from February 20-22 to show support for Kiev ahead of first anniversary of Russia's offensive — now in its 353rd day.
Valery Gerasimov, the Chief of the Russian Army, has recently gained an additional title being appointed as the commander of military operations in Ukraine. But should he be happy about it?
The Ukrainian city has resisted heavy Russian attacks since the summer, but Wagner’s mercenaries appear to have gained ground around Bakhmut against Kiev’s forces.
Since Moscow’s troops and tanks rolled into Ukraine in February, the war has seen many twists and turns.
Moscow wants to capture the city to give a ‘success story' to its public after a string of battlefield losses
Kherson is one of the strategic regions located between the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula and eastern Ukraine. The Russian retreat might mean the end of Moscow’s aim to reach Odessa and further southwest Ukraine.
Ukraine denies it was under Western pressure to negotiate with Russia, doubling down on its insistence that talks could be held only if Russia relinquishes all of the territories it has occupied, as fighting continues on day 259.
Moscow is set to lay its claim on 15 percent of Ukrainian territory, escalating the ongoing conflict where any hope of peace is beginning to look like a distant reality.
Experts say several other countries have also mobilised reserves during past engagements when wars lasted longer than expected.
Moldova, a neighbouring state to Ukraine, has a breakaway region called Transnistria, where Russians have troops. Recently Moldova asked Russians to leave the region, angering Moscow.
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