War in Ukraine live updates: Russia's war will take a dire financial toll on Ukrainians' future

Published March 31, 2022 at 8:12 AM EDT
People in coats and hats stand or sit on mats, blankets or folding chairs for yards stretching down a subway station.
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Residents, some of whom have been there since the start of the invasion, shelter in a subway station on this week in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

The country's GDP will plunge by some 20% this year, a European bank predicts.

Here's what else we're following:

The damage worsens: Russian troops are leaving the area around Kyiv but continue to target the city with long-range artillery and airstrikes.

Desperately needed aid for Mariupol: The International Red Cross says Russia will allow a humanitarian convoy into the besieged city, although Russia has broken many previous cease-fires.

Americans approval of Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Some 72% of Americans have either some or a lot of confidence in Zelenskyy, a new poll finds.