• Following a Defense Council, France took action to strengthen economic and financial sanctions against Russia, in coordination with the Europeans and the Americans.

    Paris has also decided to deliver more military equipment to Ukraine.

  • The European Union will propose to exclude from the Swift network "a certain number of banks" and to "paralyze the assets of the Russian Central Bank", announced Ursula Von der Leyen. 

  • Berlin has authorized the delivery to Kiev of 1,000 anti-tank rocket launchers, 500 Stinger surface-to-air missiles and "several" howitzers, the German government has announced. 

  • European foreign ministers will meet on Sunday at 6 p.m.

  • Kiev City Hall imposed a curfew from 5 p.m. (3 p.m. GMT) on Saturday until 8 a.m. (6 a.m. GMT) on Monday.

    All people on the street during this period "will be considered as members of enemy saboteur groups", added the town hall. 

  • Kiev is still fighting to avoid falling into the hands of the Russian army, heavy fighting continues.

    Ukrainian forces claimed to have repelled an "attack" by Russian soldiers on one of the capital's main thoroughfares.

  • The Russian military was ordered on Saturday to expand its offensive into Ukraine, despite a growing international outcry that Kiev had refused negotiations.

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