War in Ukraine: what you need to know
The last: kyiv region police said on Friday the bodies of more than 900 civilians had been identified in the region, of which more than 350 were discovered in the suburb of Bucha. The vast majority of them were found with gunshot wounds. Russia appears to be on the verge of seizing the devastated port city of Mariupol, which a regional leader has said has been “wiped from the face of the earth”.
The fight: Russian forces continue to launch sporadic attacks against civilian targets in a number of Ukrainian towns. Ukrainian prosecutors have collected detailed testimonies from victims to investigate Russian war crimes.
Arms: Ukraine uses weapons such as Javelin anti-tank missiles and Switchblade “kamikaze” drones, supplied by the United States and other allies. Russia has used an array of weapons against Ukraine, some of which have drawn analysts’ attention and concern.
In Russia: Putin blocked the flow of information in Russia, where the war is not even called a war. The last independent bulletin in Russia has suspended its operations.
Pictures: Post-photographers have been in the field since the very beginning of the war. Here are some of their most powerful works.
How you can help: Here’s how those in the United States can help support the people of Ukraine as well as what people around the world have donated.
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