Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 81 of the invasion

  A convoy evacuating refugees from Mariupol arrives safely in Zaporizhzhia; US senators visit Kyiv; Ukraine rides wave of support to win Eurovision See all our coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war A large convoy of hundreds of cars and vans carrying refugees from the ruins of Mariupol arrived in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhzhia on Saturday night after waiting days for Russian troops to allow them to leave, Reuters reports.Ukraine has gradually been evacuating civilians from the devastated city for more than two months. The US Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, joined the growing list of US politicians making visits to Kyiv . The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, welcomed McConnell’s visit as a powerful signal of bipartisan support forUkraine . Zelenskiy also thanked president Joe Biden for signing into law this week an update to the second world war eraLend-Lease act , which allows for faster production and delivery by the US of weapons and munitions to alli .. Full story on 

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