The Latest on the War in Ukraine - Day 58

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Russia continues to capture villages in the eastern Donetsk region. But claims of Mariupol victory are being dismissed by Ukraine.

  • Russian assault in the eastern Ukrainian Donbas region continues. While in Mariupol, disturbing news about the discovery of mass graves has come to light.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that Mariupol has been “liberated” despite the Russian defense minister’s own admission that the Russian military is still fighting Ukrainian forces there.
  • The Parliaments of Estonia and Latvia have unanimously voted to state that the killings of civilians in parts of Ukraine occupied by Russian forces are acts of genocide.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that around 120,000 civilians in Mariupol have been blocked from leaving. Ukrainian authorities apologized to its residents for failed evacuation efforts.
  • Even as the US promises another $800 million military assistance package to Ukraine, Germany is facing flak for not sending across heavy military artillery to Ukraine.
  • In Finland, the debates around the possibility of joining NATO will get a definitive result in the next few weeks. The opinion polls suggest the majority of Finns are in favor of NATO membership.
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