Ukrainian forces hesitate to move in until they can prove a Russian retreat is happening. Locals describe harsh conditions in the occupied city.
Ukrainian forces scored more gains in their counteroffensive in at least two cities, challenging Moscow’s effort to engage fresh troops and its threats to defend incorporated areas.
Putin plans to claim the occupied regions of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in a ceremony paired with celebrations around Russia.
President Trump warns that economic sanctions loom if Turkey doesn’t comply.