The mayor’s office in a key eastern Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Kremlin separatists was struck by rockets, Russian state agencies report, as fighting enters its 235th day.
IMF member countries issue a near-unanimous call for Russia to end its aggression in Ukraine, calling conflict – now in its 234th day – the single biggest factor fuelling inflation and slowing the global economy.
Ukraine gets pledges from its Western allies for more powerful air defence systems and Russian forces attack the Kiev region with drones on the 232nd day of the conflict.
UN General Assembly votes 143-5 with 35 abstentions in favour of non-binding resolution and urges all countries not to recognise Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions.
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.
Kiev says it has retaken more settlements in a counter-offensive against Russian forces and strikes batter the city of Zaporizhzhia in fatal attacks tearing through high-rise buildings as fighting enters the 225th day.
In the biggest expansion of Russian territory in at least half a century, the Russian president signs laws admitting Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions into Russia.
The documents now pass back to the Kremlin for President Putin's final signature to formally annex the four regions — Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia — representing around 18 percent of Ukraine's territory.
Russia’s loss of Lyman is a new blow to the Kremlin as it seeks to escalate the war by illegally annexing four regions of Ukraine.
Russia says its troops had abandoned key bastion of Lyman in occupied eastern Ukraine, a stinging defeat that prompted a close ally of President Putin to call for the possible use of low-grade nuclear weapons on day 220 of fighting.
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.
President Putin announces annexation of Ukrainian regions under the control of Russia's forces and a strike kills at least 30 people in Zaporizhzhia — one of the four occupied regions — as the conflict enters its 219th day.
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