The Ukraine is receiving new military aid packages from a number of Western countries, according to Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The President of Ukraine made an announcement after the Ramstein-format meeting. The aid includes ammunition, tanks and artillery. Canadian military instructors and Polish and Norwegian military personnel are training Ukrainian soldiers in Poland to operate Leopard tanks, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Russia has launched 11 missile and 16 air strikes in the past 24 hours. Four of the attacks were on civilian infrastructure in Zaporizhzhia, UNIAN reported. There is a lot of fighting along the Bakhmut-Avdiivka line. Vladimir Putin visited Mariupol in the course of his visit. The Russian president's first visit to Donbass was repored by TASS. Putin travelled in a helicopter to Mariupol. He made stops at several locations while driving a vehicle along the city's streets. He visited Crimea on the 9th anniversary of Russia annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine.
9 Russian warships, including 2 missile carriers, have been located in the Black Sea, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Turkiye President Recep Erdogan announced that the safe black sea export of Ukrainian grain had been extended for 60 days, according to Turkish radio and television reports. Recep Erdogan noted that this deal is of vital importance for global food supply.