The UK's ambassador to Ukraine has said she feels comfortable returning to Kyiv despite Russian threats against diplomats in the capital. Melinda Simmons arrived in the city late on Friday, following the announcement last month that Britain would be reopening its embassy there in a show of support for Ukraine's fight against Russia's invasion.
Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, who still owns the English football club Chelsea despite sanctions again his country of origin and fellow nationals, has been said to show signs of poisoning after taking part in peace talks in Kyiv earlier this month, although his life is not at risk.
The United States military sources have warned Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, was about to capitulate any time as Russian forces marched onto the country for allegedly refusing to recognize the independence of the eastern rogue provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk.
Brazilian media Thursday highlighted the fact that President Jair Bolsonaro made no comments regarding the Ukrainian crisis during two public appearances, although his Government did express its “concern” through the Foreign Ministry.
European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prolong economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine until the end of January 2020, a spokesman for the bloc said. The EU first slapped sanctions on Russia after Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and supported rebels fighting Kiev troops in the east of the country. That conflict, which killed 13,000 people, is still simmering.