U.S. President Joe Biden announces a new $800 million military assistance program for Ukraine that will assist Kiev in the fight against Russian forces in the Donbas region.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russia controls most of the port city of Mariupol, but Ukrainian troops remain stationed there.
Kiev calls for the immediate opening of a humanitarian corridor to enable the evacuation of civilians and injured combatants from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
Putin ordered his forces not to assault the Mariupol steel mill, but to block it instead.
Luhansk’s governor says Russia now controls 80 percent of the eastern region.