Mariupol is ‘Facing Our Last Days,’ Mayor Says

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  • The war in Ukraine has entered a new phase as Russia focuses its new offense in the eastern Donbas region.
  • As Russian shelling and airstrikes continue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insists that the Kremlin will not use nuclear weapons.
  • The mayor of Mariupol is urging residents to evacuate as conditions worsen. He said the besieged southern city is facing its “last days” as Russian forces continue to encircle Ukraine forces.
  • Ukraine and Russia agreed to open safe humanitarian corridors out of Mariupol, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister said.
  • President Joe Biden is expected to announce new security assistance package for Ukraine in the coming days.
  • More than 5 million refugees have left Ukraine since Russia began its invasion in February, according to the United Nations.

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Ukrainian soldiers walk on a destroyed bridge in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
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