Russia's deputy foreign minister warned of "colossal risks" if NATO countries provided F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met India's Narendra Modi for the first time since the war.
Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine and explosions were reported in the capital, days after air defenses largely repelled a Russian missile attack.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, a top adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin's Victory Day speech in Moscow on Tuesday, saying Putin celebrated the 1945 victory against the Nazis even while "attacking Kyiv", referring to a barrage of cruise missiles lobbed at the Ukrainian capital overnight. Mykhailo Podolyak went on to say that any Ukrainian counter-offensive would include attempts to retake Crimea and the occupied territories of the Donbas region.
The planned counteroffensive against Russian forces may not be the last, Ukraine's foreign minister has said. Meanwhile, the European Union is discussing new sanctions.
Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy moved the country's commemoration of the end of World War II in Europe to May 8, and declared May 9 to mark Europe Day. It came as Russia launched a new attack on Kyiv. DW has the latest.
The EU has big plans to step up its ammunition production to 1 million rounds per year to keep Ukraine supplied with bullets. It is set to channel up to $1 billion to arms producers to make that happen.
Kyiv said it intercepted over 20 cruise missiles and two unmanned aerial vehicles, while at least 16 people were killed in strikes targeting other Ukrainian cities.
Russian forces continue to wage war across Ukraine, but Volodymyr Zelensky's government is already looking ahead to the task of rebuilding. The European Commission and World Bank predict that this could come with a price tag of some $350 billion.
The Patriot system is used to combat enemy aircraft, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. Meanwhile, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Russia has targeted the Ukrainian capital with Iranian Shahed drones for the first time in almost a month, officials in Kyiv said. Germany says it's too early to discuss Ukraine's entry into NATO.
Conductor Vasyl Kryachok was preparing for more concerts in Mariupol when Russia launched its full-scale invasion last year. He eventually fled the besieged city and is now putting together a new orchestra.
The Orthodox monks accused of Russia links have been ordered out of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery. But they refuse to vacate the complex.