[LIVE] 99th day of war in Ukraine: here are all the latest developments

A slow but devastating steamroller.

[LIVE] 99th day of war in Ukraine: here are all the latest developments

A slow but devastating steamroller. Russian forces continue to advance Thursday around the city of Severodonetsk, strategic key to the conquest of Donbass, in eastern Ukraine.

6am | Russia says it has stopped the influx of foreign 'mercenaries' into Ukraine

Russia said Thursday it had stopped the influx of foreign "mercenaries" wanting to fight alongside the Kyiv army in Ukraine, by dint of inflicting heavy losses on them in recent weeks.

5:53 am | Irritating and unavoidable, Turkey on all diplomatic fronts

Between threats and chins, Turkey is careful to remain at the heart of the international game, without fear of haggling over its assets and its objections, at the risk of irritating its allies.

5:21 | Debt: Moscow offers to settle individually with its creditors

Russia, which has overdue interest payments on its debt due to mounting sanctions against it, said Thursday it was ready to settle directly with disgruntled creditors.

4h26 | Russia tightens its grip on Severodonetsk, on the 99th day of war

The Russian army tightened its grip on the strategic city of Severodonetsk, in the Donbass, on Thursday on the 99th day of a war which could last “many months” according to Washington.

3h30 | African Union chairperson holds talks with Putin in Russia on Friday

Senegalese President Macky Sall, current chairman of the African Union, is traveling to Russia on Thursday for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Friday, his office said in a statement.

0h15 | In Kyiv, the battle for bread under Russian bombs

The machines purr, the golden balls parade on the chain and a sweet smell floats in the Tsar-Khlib factory which, despite the war, has never stopped supplying Kyiv with bread, unlike its neighbor, Chanta, destroyed by Russian missiles.

0h15 | One Hundred Days in Ukraine: From a Failed Blitzkrieg to an Attrition Conflict

After the failure of their lightning offensive to bring down the Kyiv regime, Russian forces reduced their ambitions to concentrate on the conquest of the Ukrainian region of Donbass, where a war of attrition is now being played out after 100 days of conflict.