The Latest on the War in Ukraine - Day 75

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Around 60 civilians sheltering in a school have died after Russian bombing; 170 people have been evacuated from the steelworks in Mariupol.

  • Over the weekend there were a number of developments in the Ukraine conflict. We have the latest, to keep you up to date on day 75 of the conflict.
  • Zelensky has confirmed that 60 people had been killed after Russian forces bombed the school they were sheltering in. The UN secretary general António Guterres said he was “appalled” by the attack.
  • The final 170 civilians were evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant and have arrived in Ukrainian controlled Zaporizhzhia. Officials have announced that 600 people have been evacuated in total.
  • It is thought that there are around 2,000 troops remaining in the steelworks - 700 of whom are believed to be wounded. The leader of the Azovstal defenders has said that surrender is not an option.
  • In Kyiv, a top US diplomat alongside other officials have returned to the city - albeit temporarily. The US has sought to continue its diplomatic work on Ukraine after evacuating staff in February.
  • On European victory day, the leaders of the G7 spoke with President Zelensky to pledge further economic sanctions and vowed the phasing out of Russian oil.
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