Ukraine's envoy to Poland expresses gratitude to Poles for welcoming millions of Ukrainian immigrants, but expects that the European Union would soon transfer billions of euros to Poland so that the help does not come "at the expense of the Polish people."

Experienced soldiers, border guards, a controversial national guard regiment, and volunteers who took up arms in the weeks leading up to Russia's invasion made up the Ukrainian forces who made a determined last stand in a Mariupol steel plant against Russian troops.

US President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a bill to provide nearly $40 billion in aid for Ukraine as part of efforts to boost military support over Russia's invasion, the White House said. Stay with TOI for all updates: 

The Ukraine war can only be resolved through "diplomacy", Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday amid a deadlock in negotiations between Kyiv and Moscow. "The end will be through diplomacy," he told a Ukrainian television channel. 

Once derided as a Kremlin sympathiser, Odessa's Mayor Gennady Trukhanov likes to collect his thoughts before delving into his feelings about Russia and President Vladimir Putin. "The Russians are on our soil today and they are bombing our cities, killing our people and our soldiers.  

Moscow's forces destroyed a large shipment of Western-supplied weapons in northwestern Ukraine with long-range missiles, the Russian defence ministry said Saturday. 

High-precision long-range sea-based Kalibr missiles destroyed a large batch of weapons and military equipment near the Malin railway station in Zhytomyr region delivered from the United States and European countries," it said. 

Russia is likely experiencing a shortage of appropriate reconnaissance UAVs, used to identify targets to be struck by combat jets or artillery, which is exacerbated by limitations in its domestic manufacturing capacity resulting from sanctions, the report said. 

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says the United Kingdom and other NATO members are discussing the possibility of sending modern weaponry to Moldova."I would want to see Moldova equipped to Nato standard. This is a discussion we're having with our allies," Truss said in a Friday interview with The Telegraph