Russia-Ukraine war latest updates – The Washington Post

Russia and Ukraine announced the release of nearly 180 troops in a prisoner swap on Saturday, the latest in a series of exchanges that have become a rare intersection of interests for the two countries.

The Pentagon has revealed plans to send longer-range rocket artillery to Ukraine that will double the reach of its current munitions. Ukraine is set to receive the ground-launched, small diameter bombs (GLSDB) as part of the latest US aid package, which is worth more than $2 billion. It is part of a new wave of weapons promised by Western governments who expect battles to intensify in the coming months.

Here’s the latest on the war and its impact across the globe.

3. From our correspondents

Russian fighters have besieged the embattled city in the Donetsk region for months. “No one will hand over Bakhmut,” Zelensky told a news conference on the side of the meeting with EU leaders.

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