Post-Soviet conflicts

Bulgarian Court denied Asylum to an opponent of Putin: “There is No Danger for him in Russia”

"There is no reason to accept that the official authorities in the Russian Federation are indiscriminately carrying out mass repressions against citizens expressing in one way or another dissatisfaction with the president's policy".

Ukraine claims Bakhmut gains after uptick in fighting

Ukraine said on Friday it had retaken swathes of ground near the frontline city of Bakhmut, as Russia insisted it had repelled an attack along a broad stretch of the front line.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, who is spearheading Moscow's attack on Bakhmut, accused the Russian army of "fleeing" from around the eastern Ukraine city.

Ukrainians shelled Gorlovka; The first foreign ship arrived; Russian agents detained?

Kyiv and Moscow accuse each other of the attack on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi agreed that part of the payment for Russian gas should be in rubles.
Ukrainian officials announce that Russian forces from Kherson shelled Nikolaev.

Day 164 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv and Moscow Accuse Each Other of Shelling the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Russian forces are massing in southern Ukraine, expecting a counteroffensive. The war is entering a new phase