Russian Ministry of Defence claims to have shot down 31 drones over Belgorod, Bryansk and Kursk; buildings damaged in Belgorod, state media Tass reports governor as saying

Russia-Ukraine war at a glance

A Ukraine “report card” by political group Defending Democracy Together’ rated the leading candidates for US House speaker from A to F on the strength of their past support for Ukraine aid, with A signifying the strongest support.

Representative Steve Scalise, the No 2 House Republican, has long been favoured to take over as speaker after McCarthy, and received a B, a step up from McCarthy’s B-minus grade. However, hard-right Republican Matt Gaetz, who led the push to oust McCarthy and has said he would support Scalise, received an F.

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