British PM Sunak visits Kyiv to confirm 'continued UK support' to Ukraine

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak paid an unannounced visit Saturday to Ukraine's capital for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky . This comes after Ukraine’s prosecutor general announced that at least 437 Ukrainian children have been killed as a result of the Russian invasion and more than 830 have been injured. Read our blog to see how the day's events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1)

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10:08pm: Ukraine says around 60 Russians killed in long-range shelling attack

Around 60 Russian soldiers were killed in a long-range Ukrainian artillery attack this week, Kyiv said on Saturday, the second time in four days that Ukraine claimed to have inflicted major casualties in a single incident.

In a Facebook post, the armed forces general staff said Russia suffered the losses on Thursday when Ukrainian forces shelled the town of Mykhailkva, 40 km (25 miles) to the south of Kherson. Russian forces abandoned the city earlier this month.

It gave no further detail. The Russian defence ministry did not immediately reply to a request for comment, and Reuters was unable to independently verify the Ukrainian military's account.

5:29pm: US says Russia's war in Ukraine offers preview to potential global tyranny

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said failure to help Ukraine secure its own future could lead to a "world of tyranny and turmoil", in a speech on Saturday that sought to lay out the stakes in the war for the international community.

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