The Belgian, Polish and Lithuanian prime ministers arrived in Kyiv Saturday, offering a show of support as Ukraine prepares to commemorate those who died in the great famine of 1932-33, known as Holodomor. The famine, which was directly caused by Soviet policies, killed 4 million people and has been recognized by the European Parliament as a “crime against humanity.” Ukrainian officials have drawn direct parallels between the famine of the 1930s and Russia’s attempts to destroy Ukraine’s identity.
Electricity has been restored to the southern city of Kherson, a senior Ukrainian official said Saturday, thanking the emergency workers who had reconnected the supply in the city that was liberated just two weeks ago. The city is still coming under Russian strikes, which led several hospitals to evacuate patients on Friday, the authorities said.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
4. From our correspondents
One of the youngest casualties of the war, Kamianetska’s child, 2-day-old Serhii, was among the more than 440 Ukrainian children killed and hundreds more wounded so far as a result of Russia’s invasion, according to the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office. The boy did not live long enough to be given a birth certificate, Samantha Schmidt and Serhii Korolchuk report for The Washington Post from Novosolone, Ukraine.