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Ukrainian officials estimate that 20,000 civilians have died in Mariupol since the invasion began, and they said the new gravesite appears to be significantly larger than the plots discovered after Russian troops retreated from the Kyiv suburb of Bucha. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the offensive in Mariupol a success and ordered a blockade of the steel plant where Ukrainian fighters are staging their last stand.
The latest round of U.S. military aid comes at a crucial time, with Ukraine continuing to battle a renewed Russian assault in the Donbas region in the east. The package, which represents a marked increase in U.S. shipments of artillery, will include nearly 150,000 rounds of ammunition and more than 120 drones, defense officials said.