Post-Soviet conflicts

Hundredth day of the war; The Russians raised air force; Complete control of Kherson

The ambassadors of the member states agreed on the text of the sixth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation, which should enter into force today, after being published in the EU Official Gazette, in which Patriarch Kirill of Moscow will be exempted at Hungary's request.
Sanctions are also being imposed by the United States, which has affected 17 people.

Russians edge closer to taking key Ukrainian city

Russian forces edged closer Thursday to taking a key Ukrainian city after days of intense fighting, tightening their slow squeeze on the eastern Donbas region as Washington warned the war could last months.

The industrial hub of Severodonetsk has become a key target for Moscow, and the local governor said that 80 percent of the city was now under Russian control.

Defence expert says continued Ukraine war failure of diplomacy

Ljubljana – Defence expert Vladimir Prebilič has assessed for the STA that the continuation of the war in Ukraine constitutes a failure of diplomacy, while noting that the pressure from Kyiv on the EU and NATO to provide aid is not productive. He believes that the aid received by Ukraine in the current form is unsustainable in the long run.

Day 98 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Russia blows up Nitric Acid Tank in Sievierodonetsk, Mariupol Port Resumes Operations

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

The Russians took "most" of a key eastern city

Russian forces are taking control of most of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, the regional governor said.