President of Russia Vladimir Putin said he’s “not in a hurry” to end military operations in Ukraine and threatened to step up attacks on civilian targets. The leaders of China and India both expressed concern about the war to Putin. President Joe Biden warned Putin in a “60 Minutes” interview against using nuclear or chemical weapons in Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomed an upcoming visit by United Nations investigators to mass burial sites discovered in one of Ukraine’s newly-liberated eastern regions. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia had committed war crimes following the discovery of the graves and evidence of torture at the Izyum site.
Ukrainian wheat cargo has sailed for Ethiopia under a UN humanitarian program, as Putin renewed his threat to torpedo a safe-transit agreement reached in July for Ukraine’s Black Sea grain exports.