Day 788 of the Russia-Ukraine War: Significant Events Unfold | Latest Updates from the Conflict

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As the conflict continues into its 788th day, here are the key updates as of Monday, April 22, 2024.

Fighting:
– One person was killed and four others injured in Russian shelling in Ukrainsk, Donetsk region.
– Four people were injured in a Russian missile attack in the Odesa region.
– Russia’s Ministry of Defence announced control over Bohdanivka in Donetsk region.
– Ukrainian forces reportedly repelled 13 enemy attacks in various villages, including Bohdanivka.
– Ukraine’s Navy damaged the Russian rescue vessel Kommuna in Sevastopol, Crimea.

Weapons:
– Ukrainian President Zelenskyy praised the US House of Representatives for passing a bill providing $61bn in foreign aid and urged quick implementation.
– EU foreign ministers will meet to discuss enhancing Ukraine’s air defences.
– Global military spending reached a record $2.4 trillion, with significant increases by Russia and Ukraine due to conflicts like the one in Ukraine. Russia’s spending rose by 24% to $109bn, while Ukraine’s spending increased by 51% to $64.8bn, with $35bn in military aid from allies, primarily the US.

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