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:
Five dead in Odessa strike
A Russian strike kills at least five people, including a baby, and wounds 18 others in Ukraine's Black Sea city of Odessa, Kyiv says.
"Those are only the ones that we were able to find. It is likely that the death toll will be heavy," the head of Ukraine's presidential office Andriy Yermak says on Telegram.
Fighting in the east
Authorities in two eastern Ukrainian regions report "fierce" fighting with Russian forces as hope fades for a truce over Orthodox Easter weekend.
The governor of the eastern Kharkiv region, Oleg Sinegubov, says on Telegram that Kyiv retook three villages near the Russian border after "fierce battles".
Ukraine will make a new attempt to evacuate civilians from Mariupol, the devastated port city now largely controlled by Russian forces, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk says.
"Today we will again try to evacuate women, children and the elderly," she says on Telegram.
UN chief to meet Putin, Zelensky
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine next week after a stop in Moscow to confer with President Vladimir Putin, the United Nations says.
Guterres will see Zelensky and Ukraine's foreign minister on Thursday, two days after visiting Moscow.
Nearly 5.2 million flee
The number of Ukrainians fleeing the country since Russia's invasion is now 5,163,686, the UN refugee agency says.
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