Civilian evacuations from the beleaguered city of Mariupol are expected to resume at 7 a.m. local time Tuesday, city officials said. Some 200 civilians, including about 20 children, remain trapped in a steel plant in the city that Russia has resumed shelling, according to a local police chief. There was little detail on when a convoy of civilians that had already left the plant, escorted by international officials, would make it to Ukrainian-held territory.
Russian troops suffering from poor morale and “casualty aversion” are making “anemic” advances in their attempt to seize the eastern Donbas region, according to the Pentagon. In the past 24 to 48 hours, Ukrainian forces have pushed back Russian troops and maintained “dominance” of Kharkiv, a battered city about 25 miles from the Russian border. In some cases, the Kremlin is launching new offensives to recapture areas first taken in March that were later liberated by Kyiv’s fighters, according to Washington.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is set to address Ukraine’s legislature via video link later Tuesday, will tell lawmakers that “this is Ukraine’s finest hour.” A draft of a European Union proposal to phase out oil imports from Russia will be circulated among member states and could be formally agreed this week.