Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military operation in Ukraine 23 days ago. Follow the evolution of the situation with our live blog.
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What you need to know on Thursday:
- Some 30,000 people have fled the besieged city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine in a week, according to local authorities, who also report shelling in a theater where at least hundreds of people had taken refuge. The death toll from this attack, attributed to Russia by the Ukrainian authorities, remains unclear.
- The United States and the European Union accuse Russia of having committed “war crimes” by carrying out attacks against civilians in Ukraine. The International Court of Justice has also called on Russia to cease its invasion of Ukraine without delay, without concrete effect.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to insist on a ban on flights over Ukraine and more military equipment for his army, as the death toll continues to rise in cities across the country.
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