Recent developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT:
02:00: Russian citizens can express their dissatisfaction with the way the war against Ukraine is going, the British Ministry of Defense predicted on Monday, based on the number of casualties suffered by Russian forces.
“Russia has likely suffered a death toll similar to that experienced by the Soviet Union during its nine-year war in Afghanistan,” the ministry said in its daily update, which was published on Twitter.
01:30: UN refugee agency says conflicts, violence, human rights abuses and persecution around the world, including the war in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, have pushed more than 100 million people from their homes in total.
01:00: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said his country was interested in a major gas extraction project in Senegal when he began a training visit to Africa on Sunday, which also focuses on the geopolitical consequences of the war in Ukraine. Associated Press has the story.
12:30: During US President Joe Biden’s visit to Japan this week, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told Biden Monday that of Russia the invasion of Ukraine “undermines the foundations of global order”, The New York Times reported.
“We can in no way allow any such attempt to change the status quo by force anywhere in the world,” Kishida said.