The Pentagon announces that Ukraine has received fighter aircraft and aircraft parts to bolster the Ukrainian Air Force. However, the number of aircraft sent or their origin are not disclosed.
Russia cautions against expecting any "significant breakthroughs" ahead of the first round of in-person negotiations with Ukraine.
The Russian Defence Ministry says that its forces have taken full control of Ukraine's Kherson Oblast and that they destroyed six Ukrainian Air Force jets, seven helicopters, and 13 UAVs in the last 24 hours.
The Pentagon rejects an offer from Poland's foreign ministry to "deploy – immediately and free of charge – all their MIG-29 jets" to the Ramstein Air Base and place them at the disposal of the Government of the United States of America" for transfer to the Ukrainian Air Force.
A report from the "Irish Times" said that the United Nations told its employees in a communications guidance to refer to the war in Ukraine as a "conflict" or "military offensive" rather than as a "war" or an "invasion", and also ordered employees to not put the Ukrainian flag on any of their social media accounts to "avoid reputational risk", in an attempt to avoid upsetting Russia. However, Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the secretary-general of the United Nations, wrote in an email to "The Guardian" that no such recommendation was ever issued.
Ukraine says that it has killed 41st Combined Arms Army general Vitaly Gerasimov, who allegedly took part in the annexation of Crimea, Russia's intervention in Syria, and the Second Chechen War, in the Kharkiv Oblast. He is the second general to be killed by Ukrainian forces after Andrey Sukhovetsky.
Ukrainian Air Force pilots begin arriving in Poland to begin taking control of fighter aircraft donated by European Union countries. The Ukrainian government says that the EU is handing over 70 fighter jets to its air force including 28 MiG-29s from Poland, 12 from Slovakia, 16 from Bulgaria, and 14 Sukhoi Su-25s from Bulgaria. Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said he had rejected the request. European Union security chief Josep Borrell later clarified that the donations were done "bilaterally" by individual EU member states and not from the EU itself.
Russia rejects an official Ukrainian request for a meeting between both countries and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in order to discuss the crisis.
The Pentagon orders the departure of U.S. troops in Ukraine as tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalate.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Kyiv, Ukraine, in a show of support for Ukraine. During a one-day visit, Blinken will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said yesterday that "Russia could at any point launch an attack on Ukraine" and that "No option is off the table".