War in Ukraine: What you need to know
The newest: The United Nations has expressed hope that the first shipments of grain from blocked Ukrainian ports could begin on Friday. However, the exact coordinates needed for safe ship passage would still be negotiated on Thursday, said UN aid chief Martin Griffiths.
The fight: Russia’s recent operational pause, which analysts identified in recent weeks as an attempt to regroup troops before doubling down on southern and eastern Ukraine, appears to be ending. Russia appears poised to resume ground offensives, with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Saturday telling troops to step up attacks “in all operational sectors” of Ukraine.
The weapons: Ukraine uses weapons such as Javelin anti-tank missiles and Switchblade “kamikaze” drones provided by the United States and other allies. Russia has used a variety of weapons against Ukraine, some of which have drawn the attention and concern of analysts.
Photos: Postal photographers have been on the ground since the war began – here is some of their most impressive work.
How can you help: Here are ways people in the US can help support the people of Ukraine, as well as what people around the world have donated.
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