The Russian Defense Ministry said the railroad center Lyman had been “completely liberated’’ by a joint force of Russian soldiers and Kremlin-backed separatists.
Some young men may have also fled in fear that the Kremlin would impose a mandatory draft to feed its war machine.
Speaking at a news conference Monday in Tokyo, Biden acknowledged that the American economy has "problems," but said it was better positioned than other countries.
Major diamond factories in Surat have reduced the working week from three to four days. Several small factories in Surat have been closed for the time being.
"As a result, we will renew Ukrainian power in all our territories," he added. It was also claimed by an unnamed Russian oligarch that Putin is "very ill with blood cancer", the Daily Mail reported.
Poland is a member of NATO, but there are still fears it also could become a target of the Kremlin’s revived colonial ambitions, particularly if Russia claims victory in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian leader accused Russia of implementing a "bloody reconstruction of Nazism," in his country using "its ideas actions, words and symbols."
The meeting came on a day, which is being marked across Europe as VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day that ended World War II on May 8, 1945.
Rescuers were also looking for survivors in the neighbouring village of Shepilivka after a strike hit a house where 11 people were sheltering in the basement, he said.
Food prices around the world were already rising, but the war in Ukraine has accelerated the increase since Russia's invasion began on February 24.
Planted in the sand is a slightly rusty sign asking people to pay attention -- a polite warning requesting not to disturb a neighbour relaxing on a towel, to keep a ball under control.
They arrived safely in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia this week. There, they described for The Associated Press their two months at the center of hell, and their escape.
"Foreign agents" are subject to numerous constraints and laborious procedures, or they face heavy penalties. They must indicate this status in all their publications.
She said Russia also has kidnapped Ukrainian children and taken them to Russian-occupied territories and now Russia itself.
Ukraine has not said how many fighters are also in the plant, the only part of Mariupol not occupied by Russian forces, but Russia put the number at about 2,000.
Nearly a dozen people were wounded in the attack on Kyiv, including one who lost a leg and others who were trapped in the rubble when two buildings were hit, rescue officials said.
Russian advances and heavy fighting were reported in the Donbas, with one town, Kreminna, apparently falling after days of street-by-street fighting, according to the British military.
It is the latest fallout to the global food supply from Russia's war, and another rising cost pinching households and businesses as inflation soars.
Used to great effect against Islamic State forces in Iraq and in other conflicts, they represent a step up in France's assistance to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's government.
Russia has repeatedly accused Ukrainian forces of launching strikes on its soil, warning that in response Moscow's troops will intensify attacks on Ukraine's capital Kyiv.