Ukrainian soldiers are successfully fighting back against the invading Russian forces to reclaim ground in some parts of the country, according to the latest Pentagon report.
There have been reports of the Ukrainian flag being raised once again in the suburb of Makariv, west of Kiev.
The Russian bombardment of the strategic port city of Mariupol continues with deadly vigor, around 100,000 Ukrainian citizens are still trapped in the besieged city living in "Med-evil and inhumane conditions" says President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukrainian intelligence reports that a humanitarian convoy has been captured by a unit of Russian forces, and Ukrainian emergency workers have been taken prisoner.
A spokesman from the Kremlin says that Vladimir Putin still has the possible use of nuclear weapons on the table if Russia is faced with quote "An external threat", Zelensky says this is the main reason why NATO will not grant him a no fly zone over Ukraine.
The Pentagon calls the nuclear remarks "Dangerous and irresponsible", but says that the US has seen no need to change it's deterrent posture.
More than 3 million Ukrainians have fled the country since the start of the war to central and western Europe, a majority have gone to Poland and Moldova but some are heading to the UK to seek shelter with family members who are in the UK.