Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 410

As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its 410th day, we take a look at the most important developments.

This is the state of affairs on Sunday, April 9, 2023:

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  • A 50-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter were killed on Sunday after Russian troops attacked a residential building in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia, authorities said.
  • A missile fired from Ukrainian territory is said to have been shot down over the Black Sea town of Feodosiya in Russian-controlled Crimea, the Moscow-installed head of the Crimea government said on Saturday.
  • British military intelligence said Russian troops threatened a key supply route to Bakhmut, the focus of their attack for months, which Ukraine says it is defending to exhaust the invaders for the counter-offensive.
Ukrainian soldiers stand on top of a tank, at a military training ground near a front line in the Zaporizhia region [File: Reuters]


  • Ukraine’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova will visit India on Monday and will seek humanitarian aid and equipment to repair energy infrastructure damaged during Russia’s invasion, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
  • Russia’s arrest of American journalist Evan Gershkovich prompted a rare joint statement from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding the reporter’s immediate release.
  • More than 30 children were reunited with their families in Ukraine this weekend after a lengthy operation to bring them back from Russia or Russian-occupied Crimea, where they had been taken from areas occupied by Russian forces during the war. Kiev estimates that nearly 19,500 children have been taken to Russia or Russian-occupied Crimea since Moscow’s invasion, in what it condemns as illegal deportations. Moscow says they were taken away for their own safety.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskky said on Saturday that he still sees his country on the path to joining NATO.