Ukraine has rejected a Russian proposal for humanitarian corridors. Ukraine’s deputy prime minister said it was not an acceptable option, because the planned routes out of several Ukrainian cities only led to Russia or its ally Belarus. Kyiv also accuses the Kremlin of continuing to shell civilians during previously agreed ceasefires to help people escape.
Overnight, Russian forces stepped up their bombardment of several cities across the country, according to Ukrainian officials. There were reports of heavy shelling in Kharkhiv in the east, Mykolaiv in the south and Cherniv in the north, as well as on the outskirts of Kyiv.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his country will not forgive Russia for the suffering the war is causing. Here’s part of his latest address.
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