Ukraine’s Lviv Hit By Rockets, Biden Says “Long Fight Ahead”: 10 Points

Ukraine war: Smoke rises after rocket strikes hit Ukraine’s Lviv.

At least 5 people were injured as rocket strikes hit Ukraine’s Lviv today. Lviv authorities urged residents to take shelter even as US President Joe Biden warned of a “long fight ahead” during a speech in neighbouring Poland.

Here are the 10 latest developments of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

  1. Two rocket strikes hit Ukraine’s western city of Lviv on Saturday, wounding five people, regional Governor Maksym Kozytskyy said, after local authorities told residents to seek shelter in the wake of powerful blasts on the city’s outskirts. “There have been two rocket strikes within the (city) limits of Lviv,” said regional Governor Maksym Kozytskyy in an online post.

  2. In a speech in Poland, US President Joe Biden warned of a “long fight ahead”. He also asked the “free world” to oppose Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  3. US President Joe Biden said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power” and called the conflict in Ukraine a “strategic failure” for Moscow.

  4. In a potentially significant shift, the Russian army says the first phase of its military campaign in Ukraine is over and troops will now focus on the complete “liberation” of the eastern Donbas region.

  5. The mayor of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv cancels a curfew he had announced just hours earlier for the next day without providing further explanation.

  6. The situation in the besieged city of Mariupol remained critical, with street fighting taking place in its centre, the city’s mayor said.

  7. Mariupol mayor said he had spoken to France’s ambassador to Ukraine about options for evacuating civilians after French President Emmanuel Macron said he would propose to Russia a plan to help people leave.

  8. 136 children have been killed in Ukraine since Russia launched a military offensive 31 days ago, said Ukraine’s prosecutor general.

  9. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky called on energy-producing countries to increase output so that Russia cannot use its oil and gas wealth to “blackmail” other nations.

  10. Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said an agreement has been reached on the establishment of 10 humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians from front-line hotspots in Ukrainian towns and cities.

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