Live updates of the war between Russia and Ukraine as of April 10, 2024 – Top Stories (Trending Perfect)


More than 300 homes have been flooded in Orenburg, Russia, as the Ural River continues to rise

A photo taken on April 8, 2024 shows rescuers evacuating residents from the flooded part of the city of Orsk, Russia's Orenburg region, southeast of the southern tip of the Ural Mountains.

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More than 300 homes were flooded in the southern Russian city of Orenburg after rapid melting snow from the Ural Mountains caused the worst flooding the region has seen in decades.

Authorities warned overnight that the situation in Orenburg was dangerous and ordered the evacuation of more than 100,000 by late Wednesday.

The Ural River, Europe's third-longest, rose another 20 inches from its critical level of 30 feet late Tuesday. The river flows through Russia and Kazakhstan and then into the Caspian Sea, and the situation is expected to worsen during Thursday.

-Elliot Smith

The Russian-controlled nuclear plant accuses Ukraine of launching another drone attack

A view of the Russian-controlled Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on June 15, 2023.

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Officials at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhya nuclear plant in southern Ukraine on Tuesday accused Kiev of another drone attack, claiming that an unmanned aerial vehicle crashed onto the roof of its training center.

Ukraine has denied any knowledge of a series of drone attacks on Europe's largest nuclear plant in recent days, prompting the International Atomic Energy Agency to sound the alarm over nuclear security.

Moscow has repeatedly accused Ukraine of being behind the attacks, but a spokesman for the Ukrainian military intelligence service said on national television on Tuesday that Ukraine “does not commit any military actions or provocations regarding nuclear facilities,” according to Reuters.

Ukrainian intelligence officials also accused Russia of using the captured nuclear site as a platform for “propaganda.”

-Elliot Smith

Ukraine shot down 14 drones and two guided missiles around Odessa

Ukraine shot down 14 of 17 Shahed drones launched by Russia towards the Black Sea port of Odessa overnight, the Ukrainian Air Force said on the Telegram messaging app.

Air Force Commander Lieutenant-General Mykola Oleshchuk said that Ukrainian air defense forces also destroyed two Kh-59 air-guided missiles heading towards Odessa. CNBC could not immediately verify these allegations.

-Elliot Smith

Civilian deaths and injuries in Ukraine increased sharply in March, the UN human rights body said

The United Nations human rights body said in a report that deaths and injuries among civilians in Ukraine jumped by 20% in March of this year compared to February. a report Tuesday.

The UN human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine concluded that at least 604 civilians were killed or injured during the month. She added that this includes at least 57 children, which is double the number compared to the previous month.

“The increase in civilian casualties in March was mainly due to attacks by the Russian Armed Forces using missiles and munitions lying around throughout Ukraine and increased aerial bombardment near the front line,” the report said.

-Sophie Kiderlein

The embassy says Russia was not invited to the Ukraine summit in Switzerland

A spokesperson for the Russian Embassy in Switzerland confirmed to CNBC that Russia has not been invited to the planned Ukraine summit in Switzerland.

Vladimir Khokhlov, press secretary, said: “The Swiss side did not send an invitation to Russia to attend the conference. At the same time, our position is well known. Even if we received an invitation to such an event, the Russian side would not accept it.” He said at the embassy.

This is in line with comments previously made by Russian speakers, who said that their country would not join the proposed summit and that it was doomed to fail without Moscow's participation.

Khokhlov added, “The idea of ​​a peace conference promoted by the organizers is not suitable for us, because it is just another version of pushing an unworkable peace formula that does not take into account Russian concerns.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his allies are working on plans to hold a Ukraine summit in Switzerland, which will see leaders discuss potential ways to resolve the conflict. The talks are likely to include Zelensky's 10-point peace formula.

According to Reuters, Zelensky said over the weekend that it is possible to agree on a date for the summit in the coming days or weeks, and that 80 to 100 countries will participate in it.

-Sophie Kiderlein

A local governor says two people were killed in a Ukrainian bombing of a Russian village

A woman and a child were killed in a Ukrainian bombing of the Russian village of Klimovo, according to what local governor Alexander Bogomaz announced earlier. mail on Telegram on Tuesday, which was Google-translated by CNBC.

He added that three other civilians were injured while receiving medical aid, while several cars were damaged and a fire broke out in a residential building as a result of the raid. Klimovo is located in western Russia, near the borders with both Ukraine and Belarus.

CNBC was unable to independently verify the report.

-Sophie Kiderlein

Russia and Kazakhstan evacuate more than 100,000 people amid the worst floods in decades

Russia and Kazakhstan ordered more than 100,000 people to evacuate their homes after rapid melting of snow caused river levels to rise beyond flood point in the worst floods the region has seen in at least 70 years.

The deluge of meltwater submerged dozens of settlements in the Ural Mountains, Siberia and areas near rivers in Kazakhstan such as the Ural and Tobol, which local officials said rose by meters within hours to the highest levels ever recorded.

Screenshot taken from a video showing residents and pets being evacuated en masse due to flooding after a dam collapsed in the city of Orsk, Russia on April 6, 2024.

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The Ural River, Europe's third-largest, which flows through Russia and Kazakhstan into the Caspian Sea, overflowed through a dam on Friday, submerging the city of Orsk just south of the Ural Mountains.

Downstream, water levels in Orenburg, a city with a population of about 550,000, were rising.

Sirens sounded in Kurgan, a city located on the Tobol River, a tributary of the Irtysh River, warning people to evacuate immediately. A state of emergency was also declared in Tyumen, a major oil-producing region in western Siberia – the world's largest hydrocarbon basin.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, “Difficult days still lie ahead for the Kurgan and Tyumen regions.” “There's a lot of water coming in.”

– Reuters

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