Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pleaded Tuesday for more and faster deliveries of Western arms, specifically asking for anti-missile defense systems.
"There is still an opportunity for the evacuation of the wounded, communication with the Ukrainian military and local residents,” said Luhansk regional governor Serhiy Haidai.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says no one knows how long the war in his country will last.
As the shock of the Feb. 24 invasion subsides, analysts say the Kremlin could exploit a dragged-out, entrenched conflict.
The plodding battle for control of Sievierodonetsk has devolved into street-to-street fighting that has been relatively rare in the conflict.
Relentless shelling, bombing and airstrikes have claimed tens of thousands of lives and reduced large swaths of many cities and towns to rubble.
Luhansk region Gov. Serhiy Haidai said Wednesday that another eight people have been wounded in the shelling of Sievierodonetsk over the past 24 hours.
Ukrainian authorities say workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement.
Russian forces have been accused of using the rape of civilians as a weapon of war in the bloody invasion.
The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.