what we know on day 39 of the Russian invasion

Ukrainian troops have retaken the entire Kyiv region, but they have discovered widespread evidence of what the Kyiv government says are war crimes committed by Russian forces.

One woman interviewed by the Guardian, Halyna Tovkach, says her husband was killed by Russians along with two children and their mother

Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and a number of other authorities have accused Russian troops of leaving behind mines

Russia has specifically been accused by Ukraine’s attorney general of using children as “human shields” while regrouping its forces

Zelenskiy repeated his warning that Russian troops want to capture the Donbas and the south of Ukraine.

A series of explosions were heard and smoke was seen in Ukraine’s southern port city of Odesa in the early hours of Sunday

Ukraine’s peace negotiator reportedly said that Russia ‘“verbally” accepts the Ukrainian position on peace talks

Turkey is the likeliest venue for peace talks between Zelenskiy and Vladimir Putin

A Red Cross convoy heading to Mariupol will try again to evacuate civilians from the besieged port