The New Arab's live coverage of the latest from the Russian invasion of Ukraine concludes for today.
Here were the key developments from Saturday:
Kyiv says Russians retreating from north
Ukrainian presidential advisor Mykhaylo Podolyak said Russian forces are making a "rapid retreat" from northern areas around the capital Kyiv and the city of Chernigiv.
The bodies of at least 20 men in civilian clothes were found lying in a single street after Ukrainian forces retook the town of Bucha near Kyiv from Russian troops, according to AFP journalists.
The Red Cross prepared for a fresh evacuation effort from the besieged southern port of Mariupol after it was forced to turn back Friday when "arrangements and conditions made it impossible to proceed".
Some residents managed to flee the region Friday by taking a convoy of buses and private cars to Ukrainian-controlled Zaporizhzhia.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says over 3,000 people have been rescued from Mariupol, though it is not immediately clear if he is referring to the bus passengers.
Ukrainian journalist found dead
Ukrainian photographer Maks Levin was found dead near Kyiv after going missing more than two weeks ago, the government says.
"According to preliminary information, unarmed Maxim Levin was killed by servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces with two shots from small fire arms," prosecutors said on Telegram.
Pope urges 'shared response' on refugees
The number of refugees fleeing Ukraine has passed 4.1 million, according to the United Nations.
Pope Francis called for "a broad-based and shared response" to "the growing migration emergency", saying "some countries cannot respond to the entire problem, while others remain indifferent onlookers."
He added that he is still considering a visit to Kyiv.
Russian protesters detained
Russian police detained 176 people Saturday at protests in various cities around the country against Moscow's military operation in Ukraine, according to OVD-Info, an NGO.
US commits $300m in 'assistance'
The US Defence Department announced it is allotting $300 million in "security assistance" for Ukraine to bolster its defence capabilities, adding to the $1.6 billion Washington has already committed since Russia's invasion.
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