Ukraine live briefing: E.U. chief in Kyiv to talk trade and aid; Putin and Xi to meet in Uzbekistan
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is scheduled to meet European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen in Kyiv on Thursday, the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to meet in Uzbekistan.
The meeting in Kyiv followed Zelensky’s visit to the recently liberated city of Izum on Wednesday, where he celebrated a successful counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region that some saw as a turning point in the nearly seven-month war. It has been called a turn. Here is the latest information on the war and its effects around the world.