Ukraine's Zelenskyy will join Shangri-La Dialogue, sources say

Diplomatic sources tell NHK that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will take part in the Shangri-La Dialogue, an Asian security conference that opened in Singapore on Friday.

Zelenskyy is expected to directly ask for assistance from defense ministers from Asia, the US and Europe who are taking part in the three-day forum. The move comes as Russia in recent weeks has intensified its offensive in the eastern Ukrainian region of Kharkiv and other areas.