Russia-Ukraine news live updates:
Ukraine recaptured more territory around Kyiv from Russian soldiers who left shattered villages and their own abandoned tanks as they moved away from the capital, while a disputed cross-border strike in Russia complicated peace talks on Friday.
Ukrainian forces went on to take back Bucha, its mayor said on Friday in a video that appeared to be filmed outside the town hall. The advances followed several days of Ukrainian gains around Kyiv and in the north. In southwest Ukraine, anti-air defences thwarted an attempted attack on critical infrastructure in the Black Sea port of Odesa, the Ukrainian military said. Reuters could not immediately verify the account.
Meanwhile, the US Defense Department says it is providing an additional $300 million in military equipment to Ukrainian forces defending the country from Russian troops. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said that the gear in the new package includes laser-guided rocket systems, unmanned aircraft, armoured vehicles, night vision devices and ammunition. Medical supplies, field equipment and spare parts are also included.
(Edited by : Ajay Vaishnav)