Particulary positive news:
- The second major financial assistance package from the European Union for Ukraine will amount to 8 billion euros.
- The average exchange rate of the hryvnia at bank counters continues to fall and is 36.2-37.3 hryvnias per dollar, compared to 28-29 in the weeks before the war.
- Iran is preparing to supply Russia with drones.
- UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs: “opening the Black Sea route is our best bet to mitigate global hunger."
In Odesa, a man who spread pro-Russian messages on social media was ordered by a court to read works of Ukrainian literature about repressions in the USSR.
Russia reports that two fighters from the Azov battalion face execution.
Putin signed a decree on the simplified issuance of Russian citizenship to all Ukrainians.
In the Ukrainian-controlled part of the Donetsk region, trade in alcoholic beverages and alcohol-containing substances is banned.