- Ukrainian President Zelenskyy's pivotal trip to Washington
- Congress deliberates a substantial $24 billion aid package for Ukraine
- Russian lawmakers consider banning WhatsApp over language concerns
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is gearing up for a significant visit to Washington next week as part of his U.S. trip coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly. During this visit, Congress is in the midst of heated discussions regarding a substantial $24 billion aid package destined for Ukraine.
Meanwhile, in Russia, there are rumblings among lawmakers about potentially banning WhatsApp if the popular messaging app proceeds with its global launch of "channels" service, specifically in the Russian language. This move is seen as an attempt to exert further control over Russia's information landscape, according to a U.S.-based think tank's analysis.
In a different corner of the world, Ukrainian forces have reported a successful seizure of the eastern village of Andriivka in the Donetsk region, which has been under partial occupation by Russia. They've also claimed to have taken down 17 drones launched by Russian forces. It's important to note that CNBC has been unable to independently verify these reports on the ground.
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