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The latest from Ukraine

In Mariupol

Russian troops are continuing their assault by air and on the ground in the besieged port city of Mariupol, with their focus on the Azovstal steelworks, which represents Ukraine’s last pocket of resistance there
An intelligence update by a top US defence think tank said Russia secured marginal gains on Wednesday from continued assaults on the southern city
Efforts to evacuate 6,000 civilians from the city have continued to be largely frustrated
This was because an exit corridor did not work as planned because Russia had a “lack of control” over its troops, said Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereschuk

The latest from Ukraine | today nigeria newspapers headlines updates

A top Russian foreign ministry official told Russian media that Moscow will end its military operation when Nato stops using Ukraine to threaten it

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Russia also says it’s test-launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile. President Vladimir Putin said it would provide food for thought for those who tried to threaten his country
The US called the test “routine” and said it had been notified in advance
The number of Ukrainians who’ve fled their country since the invasion has now exceeded five million, according to the UN
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed European Council President Charles Michel to Kyiv, saying that joining the EU was Ukraine’s “priority”
Russian and Belarusian tennis players have been banned from the Wimbledon championships in London, starting in June – a move criticised by Russia and the ATP
This is Vikas Pandey and Andrew Clarance in Delhi, handing over to our colleagues Alex Therrien, George Wright and Kevin Ponniah in London.

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