In the headlines
“Putin’s missile strike brings war to Nato’s border,” says the Daily Express, after 30 Russian cruise missiles destroyed a Ukrainian military base just six miles from Poland. The attack killed at least 35 people and wounded 134. US officials say Putin has asked China for military assistance, including a request for drones. If Beijing agrees, it could have a significant “battlefield impact”, says CNN’s Jim Sciutto on Twitter. It increases the likelihood of a proxy war with China supplying one side and Nato the other. But there are “tentative signs” of progress in peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, says the FT’s Max Seddon. According to Russian MP Leonid Slutsky, “substantial progress” has been made between the two countries that could turn into “a unified position” within days.