War in Ukraine: what you need to know
The last: In a fiery speech marking the end of his European tour on Saturday, President Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “dictator”, saying, “For the love of God, this man cannot stay in power.” The White House later clarified that Biden was not calling for regime change and only meant that Putin should not be allowed to wield power over his neighbors or the region.
Meanwhile, the Russian assault continued on Saturday with two powerful rockets hitting Lviv. The western Ukrainian town had been largely spared attacks during the first month of the war. Russian forces also entered Slavutych, a northern town of about 25,000 that is home to workers from the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
The fight: Russia – which has launched more than 1,000 missiles to date – is increasingly relying on “dumb” bombs to wear down cities and civilians. Russia’s assault on Ukraine has been extended with strikes and attacks across the country, and Russia has been accused of committing 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.
Oil price: Sanctions against Russia are helping gas prices reach new highs. Here’s why — and how long the flare-up could last.
In Russia: Putin blocked the flow of information in Russia, where the war is not even called a war. “Information warriors” around the world are trying to penetrate Putin’s propaganda wall.
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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