(Bloomberg) — Russian troops are slowly leaving parts of Ukraine’s north, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a video address. The U.K. said Russia troops have withdrawn from Hostomel airport near Kyiv, which they captured in the first days of the invasion.
The U.S. is sending another $300 million in military and medical assistance to Ukraine, including Switchblade dive-bombing drones. President Joe Biden’s administration will help allies move Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine to support its defenses, the New York Times reported.
President Xi Jinping said China finds the situation in Ukraine “deeply regrettable.” Xi held a virtual summit Friday with European Union leaders, who said they expect Beijing at the very least not to interfere with sanctions imposed on Russia. A call between Chinese President Xi and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is just a matter a time, according to a Chinese diplomat.
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EU Not ‘Doomed to Recession’ Because of War, Gentiloni Says (10:24 a.m.)
The war in Ukraine certainly means a slowdown in economic growth for Europe, but a recession isn’t inevitable, EU Commissioner for Economy and Financial Affairs Paolo Gentiloni told reporters…
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