Some 20 countries offer new security assistance packages for Ukraine to battle Russian forces in a meeting of allies, as Moscow's military offensive in Ukraine completes three months with no end in sight.
The Davos summit of global political and business elites returns after a Covid-induced two-year break to face another momentous crisis: Russia's attacks on Ukraine – now in its 89th day.
Judge Sergiy Agafonov said Vadim Shishimarin, carrying out a "criminal order" by a soldier of higher rank, had fired several shots at the victim's head from an automatic weapon in northeast Ukraine.
Ukraine has said only a diplomatic solution can put an end to the military confrontation while Russia hasn't given a signal to stop its offensive as the armed conflict enters into the 88th day.
Only Ukraine must decide its own future, says Poland's president in a speech to Ukraine's parliament.
Russia has claimed full control of the strategic southeastern city Mariupol after all of the Ukrainian defenders surrendered in the Azovstal steel mill as the conflict enters its 87th day.
The latest funding by Washington is intended to support Ukraine through September, and it dwarfs an earlier emergency measure that provided $13.6 billion.
Ukraine's Donbass region, focus of recent Russian offensives, has been destroyed, President Zelenskyy says, while some of the world's richest countries pledge to bolster Kiev with billions of dollars as fighting enters its 86th day.
"We understand but we do not appreciate the attempts of France and other EU countries to claim a dominant role in Africa and other regions," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says.
Moscow says 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered at the Azovstal steel plant as top US and Russian generals speak for the first time since the beginning of Ukraine fighting — now in its 85th day.
Moscow says it is using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to burn up drones, deploying some of the country's secret weapons to counter a flood of Western arms.
Russian forces capture almost the entire strategic Mariupol city as Ukraine moves to abandon the last bastion, making it the biggest city to be taken by Moscow in fighting, now in its 84th day.
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