List of Key Events on Day 802 of the Russia-Ukraine War

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As the war continues for its 802nd day, the following are the key developments as of Monday, May 6, 2024.

Fighting:
– In the northeastern city of Kharkiv and surrounding region, Russian drone and bomb attacks resulted in the death of at least one person and injuries to 24 others. Power cuts were reported as well.
– Ukraine’s Air Force stated that Russia had deployed 24 Shahed attack drones, with 23 being shot down.
– Russia’s Ministry of Defence announced the capture of the village of Ocheretyne in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, which had a population of approximately 3,000 people prior to the invasion. Ukrainian officials did not provide any comments on this development.

Politics and diplomacy:
– Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in France for a state visit, where French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
– In a video message for Orthodox Easter, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Ukrainians to come together in prayer for each other and the country’s soldiers, emphasizing that God is on Ukraine’s side and victory is certain.

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