Russia and Ukraine on Saturday announced the release of nearly 180 troops in a prisoner exchange, the latest in a series of exchanges that have become a rare intersection of interests for the two countries.
The Pentagon has revealed plans to send extended-range rocket artillery to Ukraine that will double the range of current munitions. Ukraine will receive the small diameter ground-launched bombs (GLSDB) as part of the latest US aid package, worth more than $2 billion. It is part of a new wave of weapons promised by Western governments that expect the fighting to intensify in the coming months.
Here’s the latest news about the war and its impact around the world.
3. From our correspondents
Russian fighters have been besieging the besieged city in the Donetsk region for months. “Nobody will hand over Bakhmut,” Zelensky said at a press conference during the meeting with EU leaders.