Ukraine round-up: UN visit and a Russian roubles row

Ukraine round-up: UN visit and a Russian roubles row

UN Secretary General António Guterres visited Kyiv on Thursday, and admitted that his own organisation’s Security Council failed to prevent or end the war in Ukraine – a source of great frustration, he said.

Two blasts hit the city while he was there for talks with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden said he was seeking $33bn (£27bn) in military and other aid for Ukraine, stressing that America is prepared for whatever Russia does.

Russia earlier warned that sending heavy weapons to Ukraine threatens security in Europe.

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While Ukraine’s Western allies and Russia have been trading accusations over the arming of Kyiv, the fact that some are also still trading gas and oil with Russia is a growing area of controversy.

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