May 25, 2022

The UN Secretary-General has been visiting the sites of atrocities near Kyiv on Thursday, before heading to the capital for talks with Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the afternoon, as UN humanitarian teams plan an evacuation of civilians from Mariupol in coordination with the Red Cross.

Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday that any outside interference in the conflict in Ukraine would be met with a “swift and devastating response” — even as the UK foreign secretary urged Western allies to send more heavy weapons to Ukraine, including planes.