The situation in eastern Ukraine remains extremely difficult on the 97th day of the war. The “maximum combat capability of the Russian army” is now assembled in the Donbass, said President Volodymyr Zelenskyj in a video message on Tuesday night.

That same night, the EU agreed on a compromise on the oil embargo. Further sanctions against Russia and financial aid for Ukraine are also to come.

The events at a glance:

The day brings:

International investigators will comment on the status of investigations into possible war crimes in Ukraine on Tuesday in The Hague. Shortly after the start of the Russian invasion of the neighboring country in February, Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania set up a joint team of investigators, and the International Criminal Court joined just over a month later.