The US military has offered to provide medical care to injured Ukrainian soldiers at an American-run hospital in Germany, according to a Pentagon memo, extending another form of assistance to Kiev as its war with Russia enters its sixth month.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) will drastically scale back its humanitarian aid to Yemen – where it provides emergency food assistance to more than 13 million people – citing funding shortfalls and soaring prices around the globe.
Ankara and Moscow have put forward potential solutions to reopen Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, with Russia offering safe passage to grain ships while Turkey said it could help guide vessels around Ukrainian naval mines deployed to stall the Russian advance.
As the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine slowly progresses, Ankara is offering to host another round of talks between Kiev and Moscow. Turkey is among a few nations that have attempted to broker a diplomatic end to the conflict.
Russia has offered to relax its blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, but only in exchange for sanctions relief from the West, amid fears that the war raging in Eastern Europe is driving a major international food crisis.
Some members of the NATO alliance favor continued bloodshed in Ukraine over peace, believing the conflict will diminish and weaken Russia, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
As many as 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia invaded on February 24, President Volodymyr Zelensky said, as the two sides continue to offer radically different casualty estimates.
The White House has canceled meetings with the Taliban over its refusal to allow young girls to attend high school, scrapping talks intended to address Afghanistan’s crumbling economy and a looming humanitarian catastrophe.
The UN’s human rights body has accused Israel of the “crime of apartheid,” saying it has established a “regime of systematic racial oppression and discrimination” against Palestinians.
Poland’s deputy prime minister and the head of the country’s ruling party has urged for a “peace mission” in Ukraine led by the NATO bloc, proposing an operation geared toward humanitarian aid but backed up by “armed forces.”