Russia continues to advance in the besieged southern port city of Mariupol with fighting taking place on the streets. This is preventing people trapped beneath a shelled theatre being rescued, according to the city’s mayor.
Vadym Boichenko says there “isn’t a small piece of land in the city that doesn’t have signs of war” as Russia’s defence ministry revealed its forces were “tightening a noose” around the area.
But gains by Russian troops have ground to a halt in many places as Ukrainian forces hold out and launch effective counterattacks.
In the north east, Russian forces have almost surrounded the city of Sumy, but attempts to cut it off from the south have failed.
Their attempts to take Kharkiv hasn’t some to fruition as Ukrainian forces repel an advance to the south of the city. Also Russian troops advancing on the capital Kyiv have faced strong resistance.
Here are the full developments on day 24 of the invasion, which have been tracked using maps.
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