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Ukraine said it hit the ship with a missile, Russia says it was a fire. Whatever happened, the biggest wartime loss of a naval ship in 40 years raises big questions not only for Moscow but for military planners as far afield as Taiwan. ...
Mariupol’s City Council is warning Friday that Russia’s military is carrying out a “new level of cleansing” in the besieged Ukrainian city by not allowing residents to bury deceased civilians. ...
Mason Clark, lead Russia analyst for the Institute for the Study of War, talks with Rachel Maddow about the significance of Russia losing its navy flagship to a Ukrainian attack, and what is expected from the next phase of Russia's war in Ukraine. ...
Ukrainian Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk criticized “Vatican dreamers” for seeking a premature reconciliation between Ukraine and Russia. ...

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