Ukraine is preparing for a major Russian operation in the country’s east, now that Russian troops have left the areas surrounding the capital, Kyiv.
The battle for the Donbas region, according to Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, will remind the world of World War II.
Mr. Kuleba requested that Nato countries supply weapons to fight the Russians. The secretary-general of the Western alliance said Nato was ready to strengthen its support, but he did not specify what weapons it would provide.
As more evidence of atrocities in areas once under Russian control emerges, the UN General Assembly voted to expel Moscow from the Human Rights Council. The Kremlin called the vote “illegal.”
Here are a few highlights from Thursday’s events: