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LIVE: 83rd day of Russian invasion of Ukraine

The longest and bloodiest battle of the Ukraine war so far – the siege of the Azovstal steelworks – had come to an end along with the evacuation of the defenders, who were seen by eyewitnesses brought to Novoazovsk – a city controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Earlier, Michał Dworczyk, head of the Polish Prime Minister’s Office, said, following talks with Iryna Vereshchuk in Kyiv, that Poland would roll out support programmes for women soldiers freed from Russian captivity and children who have lost their parents to the war in Ukraine.

09:08 CEST

⚡️ UNICEF: Russia’s war may lead to ‘catastrophic levels’ of malnutrition among children globally.

Rising food prices due to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, among other factors, may leave up to 600,000 children without life-saving treatment.

— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 17, 2022

07:46 CEST

Destruction of #Russian military equipment by #Ukrainian forces. pic.twitter.com/9xoINiD3BS

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) May 17, 2022

CEST 07:31

⚡️ Ukraine destroys Russian fuel depot near Chornobaivka, Kherson Oblast.

Ukraine’s Operational Command “South” said on May 16 that Ukrainian forces also defeated Russian anti-aircraft missile systems, tanks, military equipment, and 29 personnel in the area.

— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 17, 2022

07:18 CEST

A series of explosions struck the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Monday.

There was no word on casualties following the explosions, which occurred just before 1 a.m. Some reports said about eight to 10 blasts occurred in quick succession.

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