NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is in Washington for meetings with top national security officials in the Biden administration to discuss defense assistance for Ukraine. Russia is preparing to launch new offensives in Ukraine, and any public hints at readiness to negotiate are deceptive, Stoltenberg told reporters during a visit to the State Department.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in France late Wednesday local time, for the second leg of his surprise Europe tour. The visit to Paris, where Zelensky is dining with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday night, comes after a whirlwind trip to London.
“Russia cannot and must not win this war,” Macron said at a joint news conference with Scholz and Zelensky at the Élysée Palace. “As long as Russia continues to attack, we will continue to adapt and moderate the necessary military support to preserve Ukraine and its future.”
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
1. Stoltenberg in Washington
2. Zelensky in London and Paris
5. From our correspondents
66,000 war crimes have been reported in Ukraine. It vows to prosecute them all: The number of alleged war crimes in Ukraine climbs every day, with investigators logging thousands of complaints, ranging from property theft to torture.
The numbers are staggering, Liz Sly reports, but the war in Ukraine represents an unparalleled opportunity to test the evolving international justice system that began to take shape after World War II.
As for Ukraine’s motivation, Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin said, “We have to win in both battles — in the fight for our territory and in the fight for justice.”
John Hudson and Karla Adam contributed to this report.