Russia-Ukraine War: List of main events, day 347 | News of war between Russia and Ukraine

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As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its 347th day, we take a look at the main developments.

Here is the situation as it stands on Sunday, February 5, 2023:


  • In a speech overnight, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation on the front lines in the east was getting tougher.
  • Ukrainian officials reported shelling in Chernihiv, Zaporizhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv Luhansk, Donetsk and Mykolaiv regions
  • Russia and Kyiv traded around 200 prisoners of war in a swap, both sides said, with the bodies of two British volunteers – Chris Parry and Andrew Bagshaw – also being sent back to Ukraine.
  • Germany has gathered evidence of war crimes in Ukraine, the country’s chief prosecutor said in a newspaper interview, adding that he saw the need for a legal process at the international level.
  • Odesa restored power to critical infrastructure after a fire broke out at an overloaded substation, leaving nearly 500,000 people in the Ukrainian port city without electricity after months of Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy grid. Officials said repairs could take weeks.
Ukrainian servicemen fire mortars on the front line, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine January 27, 2023.
Ukrainian servicemen fire mortars on the front line in Bakhmut, Donetsk, Ukraine [File: Yan Dobronosov/Reuters]


  • US President Joe Biden will visit Poland, said the Polish president’s foreign policy adviser. This comes amid reports that Biden’s European trip could coincide with the February 24 anniversary of Russia’s attack.
  • British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Zelenskyy agreed on the importance of the international community accelerating support for Ukraine, Sunak’s office said after the two leaders spoke.
  • Portugal will send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said, without specifying how many.
  • Canada has sent the first of four promised Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, Canadian defense minister Anita Anand said on Twitter.
  • Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that more advanced US military supplies to Ukraine would only encourage more retaliatory attacks from Russia, up to the point of Russia’s nuclear doctrine.
  • The US recently warned Turkey about exports to Russia of chemicals, microchips and other products that could be used in Moscow’s war effort in Ukraine, saying it could move to punish Turkish companies or banks violating sanctions.
  • Zelenskyy revoked the citizenship of several former influential politicians in the latest step to “cleanse” Ukraine of pro-Russian influences.
  • State media said they included several top politicians from the office of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s pro-Russian president who was ousted in 2014.

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