US alleges Iran has deployed military staff in occupied Crimea to provide assistance to Russian forces using Iranian-made drones to attack Ukraine in fighting – now in its 240th day.
Russia intensifies its attacks on several cities in Ukraine, killing many after the Kerch bridge explosion as the conflict gets heavier on the 230th day.
Russia's Putin threatens more "severe" attacks against Ukraine as missiles rain down on Kiev and other Ukrainian cities on the 229th day of the conflict in what Washington brands "utter brutality".
Powerful blast damaged road-and-rail bridge linking Russia and the Crimean Peninsula, hitting a crucial supply route for Russian forces in Ukraine, as fighting enters its 228th day.
Days after proposing Ukraine permanently cede Crimea to Russia, the world's richest person says conflict over Taiwan is inevitable but tensions could be resolved by handing over some control of the island to Beijing.
Ukraine says its forces have recaptured more territory, especially in the south, while Moscow's military leadership faces rare public backlash over its handling of the conflict — now in its 226th day.
Moscow's decision to annex four Ukrainian regions "constitutes a grave violation of the established principles of international law [and] cannot be accepted", says Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Moscow is set to lay its claim on 15 percent of Ukrainian territory, escalating the ongoing conflict where any hope of peace is beginning to look like a distant reality.
Türkiye's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says Ankara is working "very hard" to bring Russia and Ukraine closer, adding that "the trust that we were able to build" through the grain deal could restart talks.
Top officials reassert their support for Ukraine at a conference in Kiev on the eve of its independence day celebrations and the six-month anniversary of the beginning of Russia's military operation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will continue to support a peaceful resolution to the Crimean issue.
Washington announces a new $775M defence package for Kiev on the 177th day of the conflict, while a key pipeline conveying Russian natural gas to Europe is set to shut down for three days for "maintenance".
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