Russia invades Ukraine: Russia says it used a hypersonic missile to hit a munitions warehouse in Ukraine
Ukrainian officials confirm that a Russian strike hit a munitions warehouse in western Ukraine. Russia's defense ministry says it used a hypersonic missile in the attack. If confirmed, it would be the first time such a weapon was used in the conflict. In southern Ukraine, 9,000 people have escaped the besieged city of Mariupol, but tens of thousands remain trapped, and Russian forces are stopping much-needed humanitarian aid, Ukraine's president says.
Here's more context to understand the impact of the invasion:
- The United Nations says nearly a quarter of Ukraine's population is now displaced by the war.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin's warnings to anti-war Russians have evoked memories of the purges under Stalin.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zalenskyy joins a list of world leaders who helped change U.S. foreign policy, NPR's Ron Elving writes.
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