Joe Biden says US doing everything possible to strengthen Ukraine’s defences in war with Russia
Western countries used the event to announce new sanctions against Moscow and vowed to pump even more weapons, military assistance and cash into the fight.
Pope Francis offers help repatriating Ukrainian children from Russia as Volodymyr Zelensky meets select leaders in Italy. Russia retreats in Bakhmut
Joe Biden has arrived in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, defying threats of Russian missile attacks, to announce significant additional US weapons supplies, as Ukraine prepares to mark the sombre anniversary of last year’s full-scale Russian invasion.
Zelensky invokes fight against Nazi Germany in speech to US Congress.
Ukrainian president’s first foreign trip since Russia invaded was made amid concern that Republicans might oppose future funding proposals.
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.
Ukraine expecting attacks as it marks its independence from Soviet rule and six months of war with Russia
Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz spoke to Mr Putin by phone for 80 minutes.