Ukrainian army retreats in the east, Russian army intensifies offensive. Under these circumstances, President Zelenskiy of Ukraine met with Crown Prince Mohammed of Saudi Arabia to discuss his proposed peace plan.

Ukraine is currently continuing to approach countries with the aim of holding a summit-level meeting with Russia, which has been mediated by Saudi Arabia. The Ukrainian military has announced that it has withdrawn from its eastern stronghold of Audiiivka and also from surrounding villages, suggesting that the Russian military is intensifying its offensive.