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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 377


As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its 377th day, we take a look at the main developments.

This is the state of affairs on Tuesday, March 7, 2023:

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  • The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said late Monday that Bakhmut and surrounding areas are “constantly under attack” because “the enemy does not count losses”.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he had discussed Bakhmut with his chief of general staff and the commander of the ground forces, both of whom supported “continuing the defensive operation” in the salt mining town.
  • “Horrifying video of an unarmed Ukrainian prisoner of war being executed by Russian troops just for saying ‘Glory to Ukraine’. Another proof that this war is genocidal,” Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on social media early Tuesday morning. He urged the International Criminal Court to investigate the images circulating on social media.
  • Russian forces launched 15 Iranian-made Shahed drones from Russia’s Bryansk region northeast of Kiev; 13 were shot down by Ukrainian forces.
  • According to the governor of the region bordering Ukraine, at least one person has been injured in the southern Russian region of Belgorod after Russian troops shot down three missiles.
  • Air raid sirens also sounded for hours in Kiev early Monday – authorities said air defenses were activated by an “air target”.
  • Ukraine has rescued 307 children from Russian-occupied territories, including an 8-year-old boy who was reunited with his grandmother, the country’s human rights ombudsman told Reuters news agency.


  • Andrey Kelin, Russia’s ambassador to the UK, has told Al Jazeera that the war in Ukraine could be construed as a “civil war” as he blames the West for creating an “existential threat” to Russia.
  • Ukraine’s economy ministry has cut its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for 2023 to 1 percent, the Interfax Ukraine news agency said.
  • Norway became Europe’s largest natural gas supplier, earning $140 billion in oil and gas revenues last year after Russia cut off supplies.
  • Germany says it discovered a hacking network with links to Russia that targeted more than 600 victims. Dutch and Ukrainian police were also involved in the operation, and German authorities have issued arrest warrants for the group’s three suspected masterminds.
  • Russia said it declared the German-based anti-corruption group Transparency International an “undesirable organisation”.
  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said there would be “consequences” if China sent arms to Russia for Moscow’s war in Ukraine, but that he was quite optimistic that China would refrain from doing so.
  • Two Canadian companies are among companies on a new US sanctions list for allegedly supporting Russia’s war effort in Ukraine, US and Canadian authorities said Monday.


  • Ukraine has included the MK-20, an air-delivered cluster bomb, in its request for controversial cluster bombs from the US, according to two legislators on the Armed Services Committee of the US House of Representatives.
  • The European Union is moving closer to a historic agreement to jointly procure ammunition to help Ukraine and replenish its members’ stocks. EU defense ministers are expected to discuss the plans this week.


Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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