War in Ukraine: What you need to know
The newest: A rocket attack on a train station in Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine killed at least 50 people as the exodus from the south and east of the country gathered momentum. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the Kramatorsk strike “another war crime by Russia” and vowed to hold the perpetrators accountable.
More than 6,600 people fled contested areas in the south and east via humanitarian corridors on Friday, according to Kyiv, the highest number this week. The evacuations came as Russia dispatched thousands more troops to eastern Ukraine, Washington said, suggesting fighting there was intensifying.
The fight: Russian forces continue to conduct sporadic strikes on civilian targets in a number of Ukrainian cities. Ukrainian prosecutors have been gathering detailed testimonies from victims to investigate Russian war crimes.
The weapons: Ukraine uses weapons such as Javelin anti-tank missiles and Switchblade “kamikaze” drones provided by the United States and other allies. Russia has used a variety of weapons against Ukraine, some of which have drawn the attention and concern of analysts.
In Russia: Putin has blocked the flow of information inside Russia, where the war is not even called a war. The last independent newsletter in Russia has ceased operations.
Photos: Postal photographers have been on the ground since the war began – here is some of their most impressive work.
How can you help: Here are ways people in the US can help support the people of Ukraine, as well as what people around the world have donated.
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