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The latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT:
2:05 a.m.: The latest intelligence update from the U.K.’s defense ministry focuses on Ukraine’s Kherson Region. The Russian-imposed leaders of the region say they will ask Russia to include the region in the Russian Federation, the update says. That’s in line with Russia’s original aim for Ukraine: to put most of it under Russian authority. The update notes that Kherson is the only region that has a newly installed pro-Russian local leadership, and that “highlights the failure of Russia’s invasion to make progress towards its political objectives in Ukraine.”
1:05 a.m.: Al Jazeera reports that India, the world’s second biggest exporter of wheat, has banned all exports of that crop, effective immediately. The New York Times reports that the decision is an attempt to protect India’s food security and that of its neighbors. Meanwhile, wheat prices are rising worldwide because of the conflict in Ukraine.
12:02 a.m.: The New York Times reports that Ukraine’s general prosecutor has 41 Russian suspects for war crimes. The prosecutor’s office is investigating more than 11,000 suspected war crimes.
Some information in this report came from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.