NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
Zelenskyy signed the decree that would leave the door for dialogue with Russia but ruled out talks with Vladimir Putin.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken held calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, condemning the launch that marked the fifth test in 10 days.
Despite no imminent invasion, China is also trying to normalize its increased military activities near the island, says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.
Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.
VP Kamala Harris said China has undermined the international rules-based order and that the US will continue to support Taiwan and oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo.
Thousands of Russians that reported for enlistment were sent back as they were deemed unfit for duty, according to the Khabarovsk regional governor.
Officials from both sides agreed to meet for the first time in seven months to resume talks on the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Russia-Ukraine conflict: Finland to limit issuing visas to Russians
The West, particularly other European countries, has begun to take action on Russia as part of the sanctions that were imposed following the war Russia continues to wage on Ukraine. Finland this week announced that it would be slashing visas issued to Russians who are planning to enter Europe.
The Finnish foreign ministry issued a statement Tuesday that starting September 1, Finland will be limiting visas to Russians who are looking to visit Europe. The Finnish government agreed to curtail numbers Tuesday, following a surge of Russian nationals using the Helsinki-Vantaa airport as a gateway to holiday destinations in Europe when Russia lifted its pandemic restrictions last month.
Finland would be cutting daily visa application appointments in Russia down to 500 from 1,000, with 100 allocated for tourists, the ministry said.
The number of visas issued was already lower before the pandemic and before the war. Also, in July, Finland only granted 16,000 visas to Russians, compared to the 92,100 in July of 2019.
The land border crossings in Finland were among the few entry points to Europe for Russians following the sanctions imposed because of the war, with Western countries closing off their airspace to Russian planes.
Finland, as well as the Baltic states, have proposed that the European Union discontinue its visa facilitation agreement with Russia which made it easier for Russians to travel to and within the European Union.
Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto said the country was looking to create a humanitarian visa that could be granted for Russians that need to flee or visit Europe for journalism or advocacy.
This week, Estonia is also closing its borders to over 50,000 Russians that have previously issued visas, becoming the first European country to make such a move. This would make it more difficult for Russians to enter Europe.
The ban came four days after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for EU countries to ban visas for Russian nationals to prevent the bloc from becoming a “supermarket” open to those who have the means to enter.
Zelenskyy, at the time, said this call does not apply to Russians who are in need of help or are risking their lives and freedom by resisting the policies of the Kremlin.
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