Recent fighting in the Donbas region has seen several Russian successes, but Sievierodonetsk’s local governor said there has been some progress in pushing back invading forces even after artillery barrages. Meanwhile, the United Nations pushed to get tens of millions of tons of grain out of the country and avert a global food crisis. Follow our liveblog to see the day’s events unfold. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).

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