- A Ukrainian commander at the Azovstal steel plant said there are "bloody battles" unfolding with Russian forces inside the complex after they breached the perimeter.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said evacuation operations out of Mariupol continued Thursday, and officials say another round is planned for Friday.
- The European Union is proposing a ban on Russian oil, the European Commission chief said this week. The bloc is also planning other measures, including removing Russia's largest bank and two other companies from the SWIFT system.
- The EU will also look at ways of ramping up military support to Moldova over fears the breakaway region of Transnistria could be included in Russia's war strategy.
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