April 26, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have reiterated their intention to continue military support for Ukraine. Austin said Ukraine “can win if they have the right equipment, the right support. And we’re going to do everything we can.” Blinken said, “In terms of Russia’s war aims, Russia has already failed and Ukraine has already succeeded.”
2.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is meeting with world leaders to push for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine. Guterres met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Monday. The two agreed that more must be done to establish safe passage for civilians caught in the fighting in Ukraine, and to deliver humanitarian aid.
3.Russian troops are now focusing their efforts on taking control of eastern Ukraine, but their advance has apparently stalled due to resistance from Ukrainian forces.