Russia-Ukraine live news: Azov forces vow to continue the fight


    Ukrainian fighters in Azovstal plant seek help for wounded, and pledge to continue battling till the end.

    Smoke rises from the Metallurgical Combine Azovstal in Mariupol during shelling, in Mariupol,
    Smoke rises from the Metallurgical Combine Azovstal during shelling in Mariupol, in territory controlled by the government of the Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine [Alexei Alexandrov/AP]
    • Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says “evil has returned” to Ukraine after Russia’s invasion in an emotional address on World War II’s Victory Day.
    • Zelenskyy says 300 civilians have been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, but fighters in the mill have vowed to continue to battle until the end.
    • At least 60 people are missing and feared dead in the debris of a burned-out school that was hit by a Russian air raid in the village of Bilohorivka in the eastern Luhansk region, local authorities have said.
    • The United States has imposed new sanctions on Russia, including against three Russian television stations, while G7 leaders have pledged to reinforce Moscow’s economic isolation.
    • The United Kingdom says it will provide Ukraine with an additional 1.3 billion British pounds ($1.6bn) in military aid.
    • Leaders of the G7 are set to hold virtual meetings with Zelenskyy later on Sunday.

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