Russia charged the Ukrainian military of committing a war crime by purposefully targeting a hospital in an area of eastern Ukraine that was under Russian control, killing 14 people and wounding 24 patients and medical personnel. The charges from Ukraine at first received no response.
The governor of the area confirmed that three persons were killed in a Russian attack in a residential section of Kostyantynivka, a city in eastern Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, described the situation as “extremely acute” on the front lines, particularly in the eastern Donetsk region where Russia is ratcheting up its onslaught.
Zelenskyi reported intense fighting in the area of Vuhledar, southwest of the regional capital of Donetsk, and Bakhmut, northeast.
According to CEO Armin Papperger, the German weapons manufacturer Rheinmetall is prepared to dramatically raise its output of tank and artillery ammunition to match the high demand in the West and Ukraine, as well as begin manufacturing HIMARS multiple rocket launchers there.
According to a senior Zelenskyy aide, negotiations are ongoing between Ukraine and its allies over Kiev’s demands for long-range missiles, which it claims are required to stop Russia from bombing its cities.
According to the envoy of Ukraine to France, 321 heavy tanks have been pledged by a number of nations.
The Polish prime minister told Canadian television that his country will send 60 tanks to Ukraine in addition to the 14 Leopard 2 tanks it had previously promised.
North Korea has once again criticized a US decision to send tanks to Ukraine, calling it an “unethical crime” aimed at perpetuating an unstable international situation.
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will hold a meeting with Lynne Tracy, the new US ambassador to Moscow, early next week, the RIA news agency reported.
Zelenskyy condemned the idea of neutrality in sport at a time when his country’s athletes are fighting and dying in war, while their Russian counterparts may be allowed to compete.