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Russia-Ukraine war: Russia declares ceasefire in two war-hit Ukraine cities, to allow civilians to escape

Russian forces will stop firing at 1000 Moscow time to allow humanitarian corridors out of the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha

Russia-Ukraine war: Russia declares ceasefire in two war-hit Ukraine cities, to allow civilians to escape
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The Russian war on Ukraine has entered 10th day today. The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has called Russia's attack on a nuclear plant a war crime.

"Putin's shelling of Europe's largest nuclear plant takes his reign of terror one step further." Russian troops seized the plant on Friday in an attack that set it on fire and briefly raised fears of a nuclear disaster. The blaze was extinguished and no radiation was released. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Russia's action "nuclear terrorism" and appealed to the U.N. Security Council for action to safeguard Ukraine's endangered nuclear facilities.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal appealed to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the EU to send representatives to all five of Ukraine's nuclear power plants.

"This is a question of the security of the whole world," he said in a nighttime video address. Meanwhile, fighting intensified in southern Ukraine as Kherson became the first city to fall into Russian hands as shelling continued in Mariupol, Chernihiv and Kharkiv.

Heavy fighting is continuing on the outskirts of a strategic port city on the Azov Sea, Mariupol. The Russian military says it controls Kherson, and local Ukrainian officials have confirmed Russian forces have taken over local government headquarters in the Black Sea port of 2.8 lakh people

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