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    The summary of the day – people saved from Mariupol, new sanctions, high school final exams [VIDEO]

    Ukraine is preparing another evacuation of civilians from the almost completely Russian-controlled port city of Mariupol in the southeast of the country. Russian troops yesterday launched a massive attack on the Azovstal complex site. There may still be wounded men, women and children on the site. 

     

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    The European Union proposed its toughest sanctions yet against Russia, including a phased oil embargo, as Kyiv said Moscow was intensifying an offensive in eastern Ukraine and close Russian ally Belarus announced large-scale army drills. Russia also stepped up strikes on targets in western Ukraine, saying it was disrupting Western arms deliveries.

     

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    Nearly 290,000 pupils of general secondary schools, technical secondary schools and industry secondary schools took their final exams this year. Traditionally the exams start with a compulsory test in the Polish language. Tomorrow – the queen of sciences – mathematics, and on Friday – the English language.

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