Ukraine's Zelensky wants long-range missiles, jets from West

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday he wanted the West to send long-range missiles and jets to his war-torn country to help repel Russian troops, after the US announced it will send Abrams tanks to Ukraine in a major reversal. Read our live blog to see how all the day's events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

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9:54pm: Russia says giving Odesa UNESCO status 'politically motivated'

Moscow on Wednesday decried a "politically motivated" decision by UNESCO to add the historic centre of Ukraine's port city of Odesa to its World Heritage List.

The foreign ministry accused a group of Western countries of pushing through a "politically motivated" decision in violation of the standard procedures. "It was prepared hastily, without respecting the current high standards of UNESCO," the foreign ministry said

9:17pm: Zelensky says expects long-range missiles, jets from West

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday he wanted the West to send long-range missiles and jets to his war-torn country to help repel Russian troops.


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