RUSSIA – UKRAINE WAR
What we are covering (SUMMARY)
An American citizen and former Marine has been killed while fighting alongside Ukrainian forces, his family told CNN.
Russia has been forced to merge and redeploy depleted and disparate units in eastern Ukraine, the UK’s Ministry of Defence says
Fighting continues in the Donbas region in the east.
But the Russian campaign to seize it is behind schedule and moving slowly, a senior US defence official says
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says the chances of peace talks ending are “high” because of Russia’s “playbook on murdering people”
More than a million people have been “evacuated” from Ukraine to Russia since the invasion began, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says
Ukraine has previously accused Russia of taking people across the border against their will and allegedly using them as hostages
Russian forces have maintained heavy shelling along “the entire line of contact” in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, according to the Ukrainian military.
Russian troops struck an important railway hub and supply line for troops in the country’s east.
Russia has released video showing it is using a submarine in the Black Sea to launch cruise missile attacks on Ukraine, confirming earlier Ukrainian military claims.
The UK’s ambassador to Ukraine has returned to Kyiv as Britain joins other countries reopening diplomatic missions shuttered in the wake of Russia’s invasion.
Russia’s border region of Bryansk has claimed shelling from Ukraine has damaged an oil terminal. It also said a Ukrainian aircraft had been intercepted in its airspace.
US President Joe Biden expressed dismay Friday at the news of the American’s death.
SOURCE : 24 HOURS MEDIA