War in Ukraine live updates: Russia intensifies air attacks; U.S. blocks Russian imports of vodka and other goods

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A damaged by shelling building is lit by sunset in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Friday.

The Russian convoy to the northwest of Kyiv hasn’t moved closer to the capital over the past 24 hours, a senior U.S. defense official said, but Russian strikes are keeping up the pressure on other cities, including Kharkiv, Mariupol and Mikolaiv.

Here's what we're following today:

The latest military moves: Russian strikes hit near two airports on Friday, in an indication that its offensive is widening.

Possible Russian war crimes: An expert tells NPR that evidence of war crimes is "undoubtable" and that an investigation against Russian President Vladimir Putin and his generals should go forward.

Nuclear danger: Russian strikes at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant came much closer to disaster than first reported.