The Kremlin dismisses a Chechen ally's call to use low-yield nuclear weapons and a Russia-backed official says Ukraine has made gains in the southern Kherson region, as the conflict enters Day 222.
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.
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.
Decrees signed by President Putin designating Ukrainian regions as independent territories are an intermediate step before the areas are formally incorporated into Russia.
The Kremlin says President Putin will hold a ceremony on Friday to add territories of Ukraine into Russia and a fourth leak is detected in the Nord Stream pipelines linking Russia to Europe, as the conflict enters its 218th day.
Ukraine calls on the West to increase military aid as authorities in four Moscow-held regions declare victory in annexation votes, with the conflict entering its 217th day.
Russia, Ukraine can reach a deal on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant through Turkish mediation, Türkiye's President Erdogan tells his Ukrainian counterpart Zelenskyy.
Zelenskyy says Ukraine has discovered two more mass burial sites in Izyum and UN atomic watchdog chief says he is ready to hold talks this week on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, as fighting enters the 215th day.
Kremlin-organised referendums continue in Moscow-controlled regions of Ukraine.
Voting on whether Russia should annex Kremlin-controlled regions of Ukraine get under way as Kiev's forces say they are clawing back territory from pro-Russian separatists on the conflict's 212th day.
Mass conscription, intended to enlist 300,000 troops, begins in Russia while Ukrainian President Zelenskyy calls on Russians to resist "partial mobilisation" or "surrender" to Ukrainian army.
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