Russia expands control in eastern Ukraine
Russia now controls the majority of the city of Sievierodonetsk, which is regarded as the "epicentre" of the battle for the eastern Donbas region. The pro-NATO Ukrainian government has requested more weapons from the West with no apparent concern of accelerating our world into a World War III scenario.
According to the New York Times, Ukraine's counterattacks in the Russian-controlled southern region of Kherson have made some progress.
People in Russian-controlled Ukraine are now receiving formal passports and other identifying documents from the Kremlin.
According to a senior Ukrainian government official, 100 to 200 Ukrainian military personnel are killed every day.
A pro-Moscow court sentenced to death two British nationals and a Moroccan who were captured while fighting for Ukraine in Mariupol.
Because of high energy prices, Russia may now earn more from oil and natural gas sales than it did before it invaded Ukraine, a US official told Congress.