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 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.
The UN nuclear watchdog lists out several safety recommendations for the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, such as halting shelling on-site immediately and re-establishing off-site power supply.
The International Atomic Energy Agency says the situation at Europe's largest nuclear power plant is unjustifiable, urges the immediate establishment of a security protection zone.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discuss regional issues and bilateral relations over the phone.
Ukrainian military begins a counter-offensive against Russian forces in the country's south and a team from the UN nuclear watchdog starts its journey to the Zaporizhzhia plant as the conflict enters its 187th day.
The UN nuclear watchdog will assess any damage from recent shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which Russia and Ukraine have blamed on each other.
Concerns over Zaporizhzhia continue to grow, with Ukraine accusing Russia of firing on areas just across the river and Russia claiming that Ukrainian shelling hit a building where nuclear fuel was stored.
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.
Russian forces begin assault on two key cities in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine's military and local officials say, as fighting enters its 165th day.
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