Politico’s Afternoon Update on Ukraine

From politico.com by Eugene Daniels and Eli Okun:

NOW IT’S REALLY OFFICIAL — Russia declared that it had commenced the new phase of its invasion of Ukraine, hitting hundreds of targets with missiles and other attacks in the eastern region it’s seeking to seize. That will likely halt the momentum of peace talks for the time being, NYT’s Marc Santora and Ivan Nechepurenko report.

— Kherson remains a key battle site as Ukrainians fight to retake the port city, but “it is unlikely Moscow will relinquish its grip any time soon,” WaPo’s Isabelle Khurshudyan reports on the ground.