Update on the Russia-Ukraine War

From the Wall Street Journal:

Russian forces slowly advanced in their offensive to encircle eastern Ukraine’s Donbas area, as Ukrainian officials said thousands of people have been buried in mass graves in the city of Mariupol, most of which has been seized by Russian troops after nearly two months of combat (▶️Video), reports Yaroslav Trofimov.

Meanwile, Maj. Gen. Rustam Minnekayev, deputy commander of Russia’s Central Military District, said Russia’s territorial goals extend well beyond Donbas, toward Moldova’s Transnistria region, where he said Russian speakers suffer from discrimination.