Russia widens its attacks on Ukraine

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Russia widens its attacks on Ukraine

Major cities in Ukraine — including Dnipro in the east and Lutsk in the far west of the country — were attacked by Russian forces on Friday, a Ukrainian official said, with fatalities reported.

About 100,000 people were evacuated via evacuation corridors in several parts of Ukraine over the past two days, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday.

European Union leaders will vote Friday on doubling the bloc’s financial support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, its foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Friday. He was speaking to journalists ahead of the second day of an EU leaders’ summit in Versailles, France. If approved by the leaders, this will bring the bloc’s financial support to the Ukrainian military to over $1 billion.