What we covered
- Ukraine’s President Zelensky asked US lawmakers Saturday for help in establishing a no-fly zone over Ukraine, as Russian President Putin said any countries taking such action would be considered “participants in a military conflict.”
- Ukrainian authorities have put plans to evacuate civilians from Mariupol on hold, citing Russian violations of an agreed pause in fire. Russia’s Defense Ministry said “offensive operations” have resumed in the area.
- Western intelligence officials expect Russia to increase the pace and strength of strikes on key population centers, including the capital, Kyiv. Such an escalation could lead to many civilian casualties, officials warn.
- At least 1.2 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion, the UN estimates.
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