Russia-Ukraine war live: Zelenskiy expecting ‘strong decisions’ as Kyiv’s allies meet to decide on supply of tanks

LIVE – Updated at 08:48 Nato defence leaders among those meeting in Germany to decide whether tanks will be supplied to Ukraine.   08:48

Here are some of the latest images from the war in Ukraine to be sent to us over the news wires.   08:43 A quick snap from Reuters here that

Russian’s president Vladimir Putin has held a phone call with his counterpart from Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The immediate read-out is that they discussed energy

co-operation.   08:17 Maksym Kozytskyi, governor of Lviv in western Ukraine, has posted to Telegram to say that yesterday there was one air alert in the region

after Mig-31 and A-50 aircraft took off from Belarus, but “the danger did not materialize, everything is calm in our region”. Kozytskyi reports that on Thursday “107

forcibly displaced persons arrived in our region by two evacuation trains”. Wagner has up to 50,000 troops in Ukraine, says UK 08:08 The UK’s Ministry of

Defence has produced its latest intelligence briefing on what it sees as the situation in Ukraine. Today it is focused on the Wagner mercenary group. It says, among other things,

that it “almost certainly now commands up to 50,000 fighters in Ukraine and has become a key component of the Ukraine campaign”. The ministry describes Wagner as having

experienced a “remarkably rapid development” in its public profile, stating that Yevgeny Prigozhin “only admitted to founding Wagner in September 2022; in October 2022, it opened

a glossy HQ in St Petersburg.”