Polls ahead of the general election have shown a weakening of populist, conservative and the social-democratic parties.
A star-studded line-up has donated personal items to help raise money in support the World Health Organization's work in Ukraine.
President Putin orders a partial mobilisation of reservists in Russia and the Ukrainian nuclear operator accuses Russia of again striking the Zaporizhzhia atomic plant in southern Ukraine on the 210th day of the conflict.
Kiev accuses Russia of attacking Ukraine's second-largest nuclear plant in the south and the Kremlin dismisses reports of mass graves in city of Izyum in eastern Ukraine as fabrications, as the conflict enters its 208th day.
Moscow denies accusations of extrajudicial killings in the Ukrainian city of Izyum, while Kiev says a Russian missile has fallen near a nuclear power plant in the southern region of Mykolaiv.
Western defence officials and analysts say they believed the Russian forces were setting up a new defensive line in Ukraine's northeast, as fighting enters its 206th day.
Ukraine has found a mass grave of more than 440 bodies in the northeastern town of Izyum that was recaptured from Russian forces days ago, officials say, as fighting rolls into its 205th day.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy are each courting major allies, seeking to prop up their efforts in fighting that has entered its 204th day.
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy visits the recently retaken eastern city of Izyum on the 203rd day of the conflict and the Kremlin reiterates that Kiev's ambitions to join NATO present a threat to Russia's security.
In modern warfare, many nations strive to reach a high degree of "information dominance," which guarantees them superiority and affects the enemy's morale and decision-making
Russia abandons its main bastion in northeastern Ukraine, in a sudden collapse of one of the conflict's principal front lines after Ukrainian forces make a rapid advance on 199th day of fighting.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says next year's budget would be a war budget, devoting more than $27.40 billion to defence and security spending as Moscow's offensive enters its 196th day.
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