Ukraine war: Authorities urge people in Donbas to evacuate ahead of impending Russian offensive

A view of the Mariupol theatre damaged during fighting in Mariupol, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, Monday, April 4, 2022
A view of the Mariupol theatre damaged during fighting in Mariupol, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, Monday, April 4, 2022 Copyright Credit: AP
By Alasdair SandfordLauren Chadwick with AP, AFP
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Ukrainian authorities urged people living in the Donbas to evacuate now, ahead of an impending Russian offensive.

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Russia's war in Ukraine is taking on a new dimension with growing evidence of human rights atrocities by Vladimir Putin's troops, accused of killing civilians in cold blood as they retreated from the Kyiv region.

Despite Moscow denying the accusations, they are fears similar massacres could be discovered in the coming days.

Follow our latest updates from the war in our blog below, or watch TV coverage in the video player, above.

For a summary of Tuesday's developments, please click here.

Additional sources • Reuters

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