Wagner has some 50,000 personnel deployed in Ukraine in order to bolster Russia's war effort there, according to US assessments.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy airs frustration about not obtaining enough weaponry as Western allies conferred on how best to support Ukraine as fighting continues on day 330.
Russia says its forces have taken control of Soledar in eastern Ukraine, in what would be a rare success for Moscow after months of battlefield reverses, but Kiev says its troops are still fighting in the town, as fighting enters its 325th day.
President Zelenskyy says Ukrainian forces defending Bakhmut and Soledar would be armed with everything to keep Russian troops at bay in one of the bloodiest battles of the conflict — now in its 324th day.
The head of Russian military contractor company has said their forces had completely liberated the eastern Ukrainian mining town of Soledar by killing around 500 pro-Ukranian soldiers as fighting enters its 321st day.
Soledar is a salt mining town in the Donetsk region around 15 kilometres (nine miles) from Bakhmut which Russia has been trying to seize for months.
Ukraine and the European Union will hold a summit in Kiev to discuss financial and military support, President Zelenskyy's office says as Russia-Ukraine war enters its 313th day.
Kiev has claimed responsibility for a deadly strike on Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, after Moscow said it had lost 63 troops in the town of Makiivka in Donetsk as the conflict enters its 312th day.
President Zelenskyy urges Ukrainians to be ready for possible Russian missile attacks or provocations, and Russian FM Lavrov gives Ukraine an ultimatum to fulfil Moscow's proposals as fighting enters its 306th day.
The eastern city is the scene of “fierce battles" between Ukraine's defenders and Russia's forces, the president's office in Kiev said, as fighting enters its 299th day.
Belarus announced the formation of a joint regional force with Moscow with several thousand Russian servicemen arriving in the ex-Soviet country as fighting enters its 298th day.
The EU’s discussion over its ninth package of sanctions on Moscow was acrimonious, as finding common ground gets harder for member states.
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