The latest updates on the Russia-Ukraine war – The Washington Post


On Thursday, Ukrainian authorities tried to restore basic infrastructure after a wave of Russian strikes on Wednesday.

Electricity has been restored to all parts of the country, although efforts to reconnect households are ongoing, an official of Ukraine’s president said Thursday. Power outages and lack of access to heat were widespread. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram on Thursday that 70 percent of the capital was without power, although water has since been restored to the entire city.

Ukraine and Russia released 50 prisoners during an exchange on Thursday.

Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects around the world.

4. From our correspondents

Just before the invasion, Germany was heavily dependent on the Kremlin for natural gas, coal, and oil. A company with deep ties to the Russian state owned Germany’s largest gas storage facility, which was drained at the start of the war. Russia also held a large stake in the country’s most important national gas carrier and owned an oil refinery that supplied Berlin with important fuel.

Francesca Ebel, Ellen Francis, Claire Parker, Benjamin Soloway, David L. Stern and Sammy Westfall contributed to this report.