As the war seems nearing no end and over apprehensions that the negotiations may get delayed, Russian forces have ramped up their attack across the country
The western Ukrainian city of Lviv, which has so far been largely unscathed by the war, has recorded its first civilian deaths after Russian strikes, officials say.
At least seven people were killed and 11 injured in the early morning attack on Monday, the city's mayor said, warning that the death toll could rise as emergency services clear through the rubble.
Lviv is the hub through which tens of thousands of people have fled to neighbouring Poland after withstanding weeks of strikes in cities such as Kyiv, Kharkiv and Mariupol
Further, Putin gave the honorary title to the brigade accused of Bucha crimes, violence which drew criticism from countries like India which until now have remained neutral
Notably dramatic pictures - and a credible video - allegedly showing the Russian warship Moskva before it sank last week have appeared online.
Russia says a fire onboard caused ammunition to explode and the vessel sank as it was being towed in a storm. Ukraine says it hit the ship with missiles. However Moscow has denied attack by Ukraine