In a small but symbolic boost for Ukrainian morale, a patrol of soldiers recorded a triumphant video of their push to the Russian border in the region of Kharkiv. Ukrainian forces have already driven Russian troops back from the region's capital, reducing their ability to hit the battered city with artillery.
Ukrainian singer Tina Karol said "My words are strong and my music moves emotions. The biggest tragedy today is the deaths of children."
Finland decided to seek NATO membership as top diplomats from the Western alliance met in Berlin. The leaders of the militarily neutral country said the invasion had changed Europe's security landscape, although NATO's chief declared that “Russia's war in Ukraine is not going as Moscow had planned.”
In statements released at the end of the three-day meeting on Germany's Baltic Sea coast, the G-7 pledged to provide further humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable.
Ukraine’s airborne command released photos and video of what it said was a damaged Russian pontoon bridge over Siversky Donets River in Bilohorivka and at least 73 destroyed or damaged Russian military vehicles nearby.
The decision to resume operation of the embassy from Kyiv came amid decisions by several Western powers to reopen their missions in the Ukrainian capital.
Sgt. Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the northeastern village of Chupakhivka.
Finland shares a 1,340-kilometer (830-mile) land border with Russia.
The measure was backed by every voting Democrat and by nearly 3 out of 4 Republicans.