It’s been a busy day of war-related events in Ukraine, with Russian President Vladimir Putin receiving an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court, releasing additional details about an upcoming meeting between the Russian leader and his Chinese counterpart, and More have been announced. Fighter aircraft for Ukraine.
As night time approaches in Kiev, take a look at what’s happened so far:
ICC issues arrest warrant against Putin International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant For Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, the Russian official in the center alleged plan For forcibly sending thousands of Ukrainian children to Russia.
Moscow said the court had no meaning for the country as Ukrainian officials praised the announcement. Andrey Ermak, chief of staff to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said the arrest warrants were “just the beginning.”
Turkey, Finland and NATO: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey has decided to start the process of ratifying Finland’s entry into NATO. Finland – along with Sweden – both declared their intention to join NATO In May, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ended decades of neutrality.
While Finnish President Sauli Niinisto welcomed Turkey’s decision, he said that its membership is “not complete” without Sweden.
Putin and Xi will meet: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping plan to discuss the war in Ukraine and when they will sign documents certifying their close ties they meet in moscow next weekan adviser to Putin told Russian state media.
US officials said they would keep an eye on the meeting Because China is considering sending weapons to Russia. US officials also said they are working to get Xi on the phone with Zelensky, believing that hearing from him directly would be important for perspective.
More fighters to Kiev: Slovakia announced that it would send 13 MiG-29 fighter jets As for Ukraine, which became the second NATO member on Thursday after Poland to pledge the aircraft, it said it would transfer four jets to Ukraine in the coming days.
Situation in Bakhmut: a Ukrainian soldier said that the Russian army has been “partially exhausted” Parts of the battered eastern city of Bakhmut, but the intensity of fighting is still “extremely high”.
According to the UK Ministry of Defence, while Russian and Wagner forces have secured footholds west of the Bakhmutka River in the city centre, “largely on the front line, Russia is conducting some of the lowest rates of local offensive action At least January.
Meanwhile, Wagner heads to Yevgeny Prigozhin reiterated his complaints Insufficient ammunition supplies from Russia.
Here is the latest map of control: