Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured nuclear plant with the knowledge that Ukrainian forces cannot strike back as the strike killed 13 in the area of Marhanets.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
The British defense ministry said in its bulletin that Russian forces are likely using anti-personnel mines in the Donbas region, which would lead to many casualties.
Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin to hold video call this week
The recent tensions between Russia and Ukraine have alerted many nations, warning Russia against making any sort of move that would spark conflict in the region. In light of the recent situation, US President Joe Biden will be having a video call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin this week.
Both the White House and Kremlin said that Biden and Putin would have a video call on Tuesday. The video call comes as the situation on the border that Russia and Ukraine share has led to a buildup of Russian troops. The buildup has since stoked fears of Russia possibly invading Ukraine.
The White House confirmed the video call between the two leaders over the weekend, following the announcement from Moscow. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden would bring forward the US’ concerns regarding Russia’s military activities at the border and will also reaffirm support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Kremlin said that Putin is also set to air his concerns to the US leader, including Russia’s opposition to allowing Ukraine to join NATO. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov noted that both Biden and Putin would decide how long their call will be. The last call between Biden and Putin was back in July when Biden pressed his Russian counterpart to control the Russia-based hacking groups that have been carrying out ransomware attacks against the US.
While Russia appears certain that the US will guarantee that Ukraine will not join NATO, the alliance’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia has no say in expansion plans of other countries or even in the group itself. Former officials and diplomats have also said that any demand by Russia to Biden to do so is a nonstarter, according to the Associated Press.
In other related news, Biden paid tribute to former Kansas Senator Bob Dole, who passed away at 98 years old. In a statement released by the White House, Biden recalled his friendship with the former Republican lawmaker and presidential candidate.
“Bob was an American statesman like few in our history. A war hero and among the greatest of the Greatest Generation. And to me, he was also a friend whom I could look to for trusted guidance or a humorous line at just the right moment to settle our frayed nerves. I will miss my friend. But I am grateful for the times we shared and for the friendship Jill and I and our family have built with Liddy and the entire Dole family,” wrote Biden.