war news between Russia and Ukraine: Garland vows to hold war criminals accountable; the fight for Bakhmut continues

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Law enforcement officials from the United States, the European Union, Britain and other jurisdictions met on Friday in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, including US Attorney General Merrick Garland, who accidentally traveled to Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his night speech, reiterated his desire to hold Russia accountable for the alleged war crimes. Meanwhile, Garland expressed support for prosecution Russian war criminals, saying “the perpetrators of these crimes will not get away with it.”

In Bakhmut, Ukrainian forces appeared to still be in control of some parts of the town, despite claims by pro-Kremlin forces that they had surrounded the town, the Washington Post reported.

Here is the latest information about the war and its effects around the world.

When Ukraine goes dark: Although far from the front lines, Ukrainian cities have been plunged into darkness after several Russian strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure, Ruby Mellen, Zoeann Murphy, Kostiantyn Khudov, Yutao Chen and Kasia Strek report. Residents in these urban areas face similar challenges: what to eat, when to take the stairs and where to shelter from strikes.

In this 22-story, 114-unit building, a power outage means the parking garage is now a bomb shelter. Living on higher floors would mean a better view. Now it means a longer climb. Although more than two-thirds of the building’s residents fled earlier in the war, most have returned.

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