Russian forces have shelled more than 40 cities in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region, the Ukrainian military said, threatening to close the last major escape route for trapped civilians on their four-month invasion. In his traditional evening video address, President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated that Ukraine will not cede its territory to Russia.
Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the soldiers who were wounded during the special military operation in Ukraine in the military hospital in Moscow. Putin promised that soldiers who risked their lives during the special operation would be rewarded.
Vladimir Zelensky wants to talk directly to Putin - without intermediaries.
By George Gilson
Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos, the top-ranking bishop of the world's 300 million Orthodox Christians, has unleashed scathing criticism of Moscow Patriarch Kirill over the latter's decision to lend the Russian Church's full support to Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine, with countless civilian deaths and brutal murders.