Russia-Ukraine War: List of Key Events, Day 705 | Russia-Ukraine War

As the war enters its 705th day, here are the main developments.

Here is the situation as of Tuesday January 30, 2024.

Struggle

  • Russia claims to have taken control of Tabaïvka, a small frontline village in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine. Ukraine denied the claim and said fighting was continuing.
  • Alexei Kulemzin, the Russian-installed mayor of the occupied Ukrainian city of Donetsk, blamed Ukraine for a rocket attack that killed at least three people and injured three others.

Politics and diplomacy

  • Hungary has indicated it is ready to compromise on a proposed 50 billion euro ($54 billion) European Union aid package for Ukraine. Balazs Orban, a top aide to Prime Minister Victor Orban, said Budapest sent a proposal to Brussels on Saturday showing it was ready to use the EU budget for the aid program and issue a common EU debt to finance it, provided that other “cautions” are taken. added. The EU is due to hold an emergency budget summit on Thursday.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said they had prepared the ground for a meeting of their leaders during negotiations in western Ukraine and had also agreed to work together on the controversial issue of the rights of the Hungarian minority in Ukraine.
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has warned that any progress in Ukraine would be “jeopardized” if Congress does not approve new aid to kyiv. Republicans are blocking a $61 billion aid package and want it to be tied to tougher immigration policies.
  • NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg met with senior US officials, including Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and national security adviser Jake Sullivan. Stoltenberg is in Washington, D.C. to rally support for a Ukraine deal and is scheduled to meet Tuesday with members of Congress involved in the aid debate.
  • British Foreign Secretary David Cameron has called on Moscow to reveal the whereabouts of Vladimir Kara-Murza, after his wife said he had been moved from a Siberian penal colony to an unknown location. Kara-Murza, who has Russian and British nationality, was 25 years in prison last April for treason and spreading “false information” about Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrainian President's Chief of Staff Andriy Yermak and Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto pay tribute to fallen Ukrainian soldiers.  They carry small lanterns with candles inside
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto (left) spoke with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba (right) and his presidential aide Andriy Yermak in western Ukraine (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary/document via Reuters)
  • Members of Russian rock band Bi-2, who condemned the war in Ukraine, face deportation to Russia after being arrested in Thailand for working without a permit. Russian authorities have labeled the band’s singer, Igor Bortnick, a “foreign agent” after he criticized President Vladimir Putin online.
  • A Russian court has sentenced a 72-year-old woman to five and a half years in prison after she shared two articles online about Russian military losses in Ukraine. Rights groups said Evgeniya Maiboroda, from the southern Rostov region, had been accused of spreading “false information” about the armed forces.

Weapons

  • Sales of U.S. military equipment to foreign governments rose 16% in 2023 to a record $238 billion, according to the U.S. State Department, as countries sought to replenish their reserves. arsenals sent to Ukraine and prepare for major conflicts. Sales during the year included domestic advanced surface-to-air missile systems (NASAMS) to Ukraine, as well as weapons for Poland and Germany.
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