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At the same time, there were stark reminders of the war’s human toll. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday that officials discovered that about 900 civilians have been killed in an area near the Kyiv region. President Biden also said he was mourning the death of Willy Joseph Cancel, a U.S. citizen and Marine veteran whose family said he was killed in the fighting in Ukraine this week.
A fractious European Union debate about halting Russian oil imports will continue through the weekend, as softening opposition from Germany makes a deal more likely but far from guaranteed. The ban is seen as increasingly critical to undercut a tent pole of Russia’s economy as the war enters its third month.