Ukraine latest updates: Thousands seek evacuation from Mariupol

  • Russian and Ukrainian forces are fighting in the city of Mariupol as 100,000 people seek evacuation.
  • Ukraine’s defence ministry says its forces have regained control of the key Kyiv suburb of Makariv.
  • The United Nations refugee agency says 3.5 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion.
  • Russian Nobel Peace Prize winner announces plan to auction medal in a bid to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees.
  • Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urges his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to hold direct talks, reiterates he is prepared to commit to not seeking NATO membership.
  • US President Joe Biden warns Moscow is weighing the use of chemical weapons in Ukraine as West suggests Moscow’s offensive has stalled.

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