War in Ukraine live updates: All Russian ground forces have left the Kyiv area, U.S. military says

Published April 6, 2022 at 8:35 AM EDT
A person holding plastic bags walks by an apartment build with shattered windows and missing walls.
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A person walks past a heavily damaged apartment building in Bucha, Ukraine, on Monday.

Ukrainian forces are moving into the abandoned areas and clearing mines. The U.S. government has made its own new push against Russia, by sanctioning Russian President Vladimir Putin's children as well as banks, and has indicted an oligarch.

Here's what else we're following today:

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Brussels: He and G-7 and NATO foreign ministers will try to come up with ways to ramp up pressure on Russia.

NPR journalists visit Bucha: Despite Russian claims that the scenes are fake, correspondent Nathan Rott said nothing in the devastated city appeared to have been staged "in any way."

Russian spacesuits had nothing to do with war: A returning astronaut said the cosmonauts' yellow and blue suits represented their alma mater and were not a show of support for Ukraine.