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Russia-Ukraine war updates: Mariupol resistance appears near end; officials say Luhansk school bombed

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Russia-Ukraine war updates: Mariupol resistance appears near end; officials say Luhansk school bombed
As hundreds wait in a line for humanitarian aid, residents embrace the desire to rebuild following the Russian occupation in Irpin, Ukraine. (Video: Joyce Koh, James Cornsilk/The Washington Post)

Today at 12: 34 a.m. EDT|Updated today at 6: 09 a.m. EDT

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KOSICE, Slovakia — President Biden and the leaders of other G7 nations will meet virtually with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday to discuss ways to support Ukraine and “impose severe costs” on Russia for its invasion, the White House said — as Russia pressed on with attacks in the east of Ukraine, and the resistance in Mariupol appeared to be on its last leg.

Serhiy Haidai, the governor of the eastern Luhansk region, said Russian forces bombed a school in Luhansk that was serving as a shelter, leaving as many as 60 people trapped under the rubble presumed dead. Two bodies were found and 30 people were rescued, he said. Another strike hit a building in a nearby village, leaving 11 people who were hiding in a basement trapped under debris, officials said.

Zelensky appealed for the evacuation of Ukrainian fighters and their wounded after the last civilians were allowed to leave the Azovstal steel plant where Mariupol’s resistance had been making its last stand. After earlier battle setbacks, Western officials believe that Moscow wants to annexe new areas of eastern Ukraine.

First lady Jill Biden visited a refugee processing center in Slovakia, speaking with Ukrainians who fled the war about their experiences. Biden spoke to the refugee processing center in Slovakia about the experiences of those fleeing war.

Here’s what else to know

  • European Union talks on a plan to phase out Russian oil imports are set to continue Sunday.
  • The head of the Russian republic of Chechnya said on Sunday that his soldiers had taken control of most of the eastern Ukrainian city of Popasna, while Ukrainian officials insist the fight isn’t over.
  • The Washington Post has lifted its paywall for readers in Russia and Ukraine. Telegram users can subscribe to our channel.

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