- The Azovstal steel plant in the besieged city of Mariupol is under “constant fire,” officials say as they race to evacuate more civilians from the complex.
- US intelligence reports suggest Russia will try to annex the separatist-occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk by mid-May. US and Western officials believe Russia could formally declare war on Ukraine as soon as May 9.
- A missile strike hit a dormitory in the southern city Odesa, with teenagers among those dead and wounded, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Meanwhile, Russian forces press into the east, as Ukraine claims more success in taking territory around Kharkiv.
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The US Supreme Court could be about to overturn the nationwide legal right to abortion, according to a leaked draft opinion that has stunned the country.
Politico reports that Justice Samuel Alito writes in the document that the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision is “egregiously wrong”.
If verified, the leaking of the document would be unprecedented in the court’s modern history.
The justices are expected to issue their ruling on the case by early July.