The battle for the eastern city of Bakhmut has not let up. Ukraine’s deputy defense minister said fighting was escalating, while an aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky sounded an optimistic note about the effort to repel Russian forces.
Farther from the front lines, technicians are scrambling Saturday to restore power supply to regions of Ukraine as the aftermath of a missile attack spilled into the weekend, leaving many without power and heat.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
“Globally, the advanced missiles renewed alarm over the Kremlin’s sophisticated arsenal, and it highlighted that Putin possesses difficult-to-intercept, nuclear-capable weapons that the United States and its allies do not yet have,” write Robyn Dixon and David L. Stern.