August 15, 2022

Ukrainian military declares end to ‘combat mission’ in Mariupol as more than 260 fighters evacuated

The mission to defend the Azovstal steel complex in Mariupol from Russian forces ended on Monday, as over 260 fighters, some seriously wounded, have been evacuated, AP and The New York Times report. The US Senate has voted 81 to 11 to advance the $40B Ukraine aid package approved by the House last week,

and is setting up a final vote on the bill for later in the week, according to Reuters and The Hill. As the war surpasses 80 days, Russia has focused its attacks on the Donbas region. This timeline includes live-updating Tweets which may consist of sensitive images from this developing news story.