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In the ninth week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many civilians are trapped in the besieged Azovstal steel plant, the last remaining holdout of Ukrainian forces in the port city of Mariupol.
The U.N. projects that more than 8 million refugees will have left Ukraine by the end of the conflict; more than 5 million have already fled the country.
While Russian forces continue to target central and western Ukraine — where most of the displaced civilians have fled to — with airstrikes, more intense offensives continue in southern and eastern Ukraine, where Russia has said its focus will be, going forward.
Here’s a look at the situation on the ground:
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