The New Arab's live coverage of the latest from the Russian invasion of Ukraine concludes for today.
Here were the key developments from Wednesday:
US announces additional $800 million in military aid to Ukraine
US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced an additional $800 million in military assistance to Ukraine, bringing the total aid tally since Russian forces invaded to more than $2.4 billion.
The package will include artillery systems, artillery rounds and armored personnel carriers, Biden said in a statement after a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Moscow threatens to strike Kyiv command 'centres' if Ukraine keeps attacking Russia
The Russian military on Wednesday threatened to strike Ukraine's command centres in the capital Kyiv if Ukrainian troops continue to attack Russian territory.
"We are seeing Ukrainian troops' attempts to carry out sabotage and strike Russian territory," the Russian defence ministry said in a statement. "If such cases continue, the Russian armed forces will strike decision-making centres, including in Kyiv."
Since President Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24, Moscow has accused Kyiv forces of attacking territory in southern Russian.
UN chief says Ukraine humanitarian ceasefire 'doesn't seem possible'
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that a "ceasefire in Ukraine doesn't seem possible," indicating that the United Nations was still waiting for answers from Russia to proposals for evacuating civilians and delivering aid.
"That was our appeal for humanitarian reasons, but it doesn't seem possible," he said at a press conference.
Guterres recently sent UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths to Moscow and Kyiv with the goal of cementing a ceasefire.
Aid agencies have repeatedly tried to evacuate civilians from Ukrainian cities such as Mariupol, besieged for weeks by Russian invading forces.
Seven killed, 22 wounded by shelling in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, says governor
At least seven people were killed and 22 wounded by shelling in Ukraine's northeastern region of Kharkiv over the past 24 hours, Governor Oleh Synegubov said on Wednesday.
In an online post, he said a 2-year-old boy was among those killed in the 53 artillery or rocket strikes he said Russian forces had carried out in the past day in the region.