An adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky resigned after suggesting Ukrainian air defense systems may have been responsible for the deadly damage in Dnipro to an apartment building, which was mostly destroyed Saturday as Russian missiles rained down across Ukraine. The adviser, Oleksiy Arestovych, later distanced himself from the suggestion, but it was used by the Kremlin to cast doubt on who was to blame. Arestovych apologized on Ukrainian television and said in a letter announcing his resignation that he had made a “fundamental error.”
Ukraine’s calls for more military aid — including advanced Western air defense systems and tanks — are likely to dominate the agenda this week as top U.S. officials and allies meet in Europe. NATO defense chiefs are gathering in Brussels on Wednesday, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will join members of the Ukraine Contact Group, a body of about 50 nations that meets to discuss Kyiv’s needs, on Thursday.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
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“This is not a run-of-the-mill rotation,” Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said of the curriculum. “This is one of those moments in time where if you want to make a difference, this is it.”
Kyiv sent a battalion of more than 600 soldiers to spend up to six weeks learning how to layer tanks, artillery and other weapons to maximize their effects ahead of an expected counteroffensive against Russian forces, writes Dan Lamothe.