Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announces a new offensive. In view of the current military situation, but also because of the large number of war crimes that they accuse the Russian military of, Zelenskyj's advisers believe that negotiations are pointless. In Moscow, meanwhile, one of the country's best-known pop singers is surprisingly harshly critical of the Russian war of aggression. Pop diva Alla Pugacheva, who recently returned to Russia from Israel, is asking the Justice Department to label her a "foreign agent" because she is pro-peace.
The events of the 208th day of the war in the stern live blog.