Latest Updates on the Russo-Ukrainian War – The Washington Post
President Biden underscored continued US support for Ukraine during a weekend call with President Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as efforts to bolster Kyiv’s air defenses against tactical strikes from Russia on civil infrastructure. Biden promised on the call to hold Russia accountable for war crimes and atrocities, and to impose “costs on Russia for its aggression,” according to an official White House statement. He hailed Zelensky’s declared openness to a “just peace”.
Ukrainian forces struck the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol over the weekend, underscoring the role that long-range artillery – including Washington-provided HIMARS weapons systems – plays in the efforts of the Ukraine to regain captured territory in the south of the country. kyiv has not officially claimed responsibility for the attack.
Here is the latest news on the war and its ripple effects around the world.
4. From our correspondents
Now MP Zablotskyy, 37, faces the prospect that the Republicans, the party of his favorite US politician, could turn against Ukraine when it needs it most – under invasion and relentless bombardment from Russia, with about a fifth of its land occupied and its economy in tatters, writes Jeff Stein of Kiev.
“What I can do is explain that Ukraine is important to the whole world and that we are fighting for values and ideals that should be equally important to both parties,” Zablotskyy said in an interview. .