Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy adviser says war in deadlock; Russia ‘appoints new Black Sea commander’ – live news

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Before I hand you over to my colleague, here is a quick rundown of where things stand:

There has been another reported attack on Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv early this morning. According to local media outlets, at least one person has been killed and 18 others were injured in the attack. The strike follows yesterday’s attack on Kharkiv which killed at least seven people and wounded 16 others. Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said a block of flats was “totally destroyed … We will not forgive, we will take revenge.”

Russia’s war on Ukraine has reached a ‘strategic deadlock’ a senior presidential adviser has said. “Russian forces have achieved only minimal advances, and in some cases we have advanced, since last month,” Oleksiy Arestovych said in a video. “What we are seeing is a ‘strategic deadlock.’”

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This article was written by Zaina Alibhai(now) and Samantha Lock(earlier) and originally published on