Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Kyiv and its Western allies that Moscow has not yet started its military campaign in Ukraine “in earnest”.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in his nightly video message, responded with defiance, saying the two-month operation to retake Snake Island was a warning to all Russian forces that Ukraine would not be broken.
Three people were killed and another five wounded after Russian forces fired rockets at a district in the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, according to Governor Oleh Synehubov. He said other attacks occurred throughout the Kharkiv region, including populated areas in the towns of Chuhuiv, Izyum and Bohodukhiv
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said the economic sanctions imposed by Western sanctions against Russia had not worked
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the “world is in big trouble” due to multiplying issues, including Russia’s war in Ukraine and the coronavirus pandemic, adding that multilateralism is the only way to tackle these problems.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov walked out the G-20 ministers’ meetings twice Friday – the first time when German Foreign Minister Annalena Baercock was speaking during the session on strengthening multilateralism, and the second just before Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, addressed the session on food and energy security