Ukrainian officials in Kherson, one of the first major cities to be captured in the Kremlin’s full-scale invasion, were working to restore the area’s infrastructure Sunday after Russian occupiers left the city “on the brink of a humanitarian crisis,” according to an official who had spoken to the residents there.
Kherson regional governor Yaroslav Yanushevych said cellular service was being restored in the area, though a Washington Post reporter said there was none available in the city. The head of the nation’s postal service, Ukrposhta, said on television that the agency was working to reopen branches.
Kherson city remained dangerous, though. Running water was unavailable, explosives were left behind, a curfew was in effect, and the regional administration warned that there was a high probability of shelling near the western bank of the Dnieper River.
Meanwhile, the United States plans to send more aid to Ukraine, the White House’s national security adviser said Sunday.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects around the world.
4. From our correspondents
The Group of 20 summit is expected to do precious little about any of it, David J. Lynch and Emily Rauhala report.
To say that expectations are low for the annual meeting — which will draw President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as leaders from Europe and emerging powers such as India and Brazil — would be an understatement.
A gathering that began at President George W. Bush’s invitation in 2008 and helped coordinate the global response to the worst financial crisis since the 1930s has devolved into a rudderless talking shop that may struggle even to produce an official communique.
Institutions such as the G-20 are struggling today because the global economy’s ills stem from the war in Ukraine, rather than the sort of financial problems that tipped the world into recession in 2009, according to Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Fund.
This year, any notion of shared endeavor has become a casualty of the widening divide between the United States, on the one hand, and Russia and China, on the other. Putin is staying home; his foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, will attend in his stead.
Amy B Wang contributed to this report.