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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi, third from left, speak throughout their assembly in Kyiv on Saturday.

Ukrainian Presidential Press Workplace through AP


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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi, third from left, speak throughout their assembly in Kyiv on Saturday.

Ukrainian Presidential Press Workplace through AP

As Sunday attracts to an in depth in Kyiv and in Moscow, listed below are the important thing developments of the day:

Congressional Democrats met Ukrainian leaders within the capital. The Democrats, led by Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and different Ukrainian officers on Saturday for 3 hours to debate American assist for the struggle. Pelosi, probably the most senior American official to go to Ukraine for the reason that struggle started in February, stated the matters of debate included “security, humanitarian assistance, economic assistance and eventually rebuilding when victory is won.”

About 100 civilians have been evacuated from a Mariupol metal plant. Of the 1000’s of civilians nonetheless trapped within the besieged port metropolis, a few thousand are believed to be sheltering in bunkers beneath the plant. Earlier makes an attempt to evacuate the civilians have been thwarted by repeated Russian shelling.

Officers in Odesa imposed a curfew. Officers within the southern port metropolis say the enforced curfew will lengthen from Sunday evening by means of Tuesday morning after warning of doable sabotage within the metropolis. Previously, pro-Russian activists have mobilized for protests and unrest within the metropolis on May 2 every year. Russian floor forces are actually combating just some hours away and Russian naval vessels are blockading Odesa’s port.

Germany stated it was making progress in chopping its use of Russian fossil fuels. European nations are underneath strain to cease importing Russian gasoline, whereas Russia flexed its financial energy by chopping off gasoline to Poland and Bulgaria.

In-depth

Dancers are countering Russian aggression by educating American audiences about their Ukraine’s historical past and tradition.

For these dwelling in southern Ukraine, the struggle has began to really feel like a lethal form of regular.

Russian troopers could also be utilizing rape in Ukraine systematically, with genocidal goals.

Earlier developments

You possibly can learn extra each day recaps right here. For context and extra in-depth tales, you’ll find NPR’s full protection right here. Additionally, pay attention and subscribe to NPR’s State of Ukraine podcast for updates all through the day.



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