Russia strives to avoid G20 isolation as China and India distance themselves
IMF cuts 2023 global growth to 2.7% on war and downturns
Putin calls up reservists for war in Ukraine
He compared the situation in newly liberated areas of the northeast "to the bloody soap opera after Bucha", a town near Kyiv where he accused Russian forces of committing numerous war crimes in the first phase of the war. Moscow denied the charges.
Europe fears that Russia could extend scheduled maintenance to further restrict gas supplies to Europe, exacerbating a gas crisis that has triggered emergency government action and painfully high consumer bills.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv to vow continued support for Ukraine's fight against Russia, as Moscow said it had struck at weapons supplied by Western nations in the country's south.
Volodymyr Zelensky will address the UN security council on Tuesday amid global revulsion at apparently deliberate civilian killings by Russian troops in Ukraine, as the US and EU prepared further sanctions against a defiant Moscow.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan offered in a phone call with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday to host him and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy for talks, according to his office.