The war in Ukraine is due to dominate conversations at the Group of 20 summit in India, where foreign ministers from the world’s most powerful economies are gathering on Wednesday. Those set to attend include Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
In Ukraine, the besieged city of Bakhmut is facing the “most difficult situation” in the country as battle for control of the symbolic city in the east intensifies, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said. Russia has deployed mercenaries from the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group in a bid to break through the city’s defenses, according to Ukrainian military officials.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
“I do think this conversation will continue,” Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of defense for policy, explained to members of the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. “It’s just hard for me to tell any member of Congress, of the American public, that the best use of that dollar spent right now is on F-16s,” Kahl said.