In the second war crimes verdict since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, soldiers were sentenced to 11.5 years in prison for shelling a town in eastern Ukraine.
- Two captured Russian soldiers have been sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison by a Ukrainian court for war crimes.
- According to the governor of Luhansk, Russian troops are gradually approaching the city center of Severodonetsk.
- According to a Russian separatist leader, Moscow’s forces now control a third of Severodonetsk, but progress is slower than expected.
- Since the middle of April, the mayor of Mariupol has revealed that city workers have discovered 25 new grave trenches where bodies were being stacked in “layers,” and that Russian occupiers have buried at least 16,000 residents in mass graves near the city.
- According to the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that Moscow is willing to help Turkey facilitate unrestricted grain exports from Ukrainian ports.
- President of the European Council, Charles Michel, makes an announcement a deal among European Union countries to prohibit the import of most Russian oil.