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Ukraine war: Russian forces push deeper into Mariupol as fighting flares nationwide

The aftermath of the Russian airstrike on the Mariupol Drama theatre and the area around it, in a satellite photo provided on Saturday, March 19, 2022.
The aftermath of the Russian airstrike on the Mariupol Drama theatre and the area around it, in a satellite photo provided on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Copyright Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP
Copyright Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP
By Euronews with AP, AFP, Reuters
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Fighting raged on multiple fronts in Ukraine on Saturday, particularly in Mariupol where Russian troops pushed deeper into the besieged southeastern port.

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It's now more than three weeks since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine.

The fighting has forced in excess of three million Ukrainians to flee their homes, with thousands of people killed or wounded and widespread damage in the wake of shelling and aerial bombardments.

See our summary of Saturday's events below and watch the report in the video player, above. For Sunday's latest updates please click here.

For a summary of Friday's developments in the war Russia launched by invading Ukraine, click here.

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