Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has pledged to win back Crimea. Russian forces have occupied the nuclear plant, the largest in Europe, since early March. Several explosions hit a Russian airbase on the annexed peninsula and killed at least one person.

G7 ministers call on Russia to hand Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant back to Ukraine. Ukrainian officials have not claimed responsibility for the attack. G7 foreign ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, U.K., the U.S. and the European Union called for Russia to "immediately hand back full control"

Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have been displaced by war, UNICEF official says. It is Russia's continued control of the plant that endangers the region, the G7 foreign ministers wrote in a statement. "We remain profoundly concerned by the serious threat that the seizure of Ukrainian nuclear facilities," they said.

"With two-thirds of the children in the country on the move, we cannot say that a single child's life has not been touched," said Afshan Khan, the regional director for the UN Children's Fund. The U.K.'s Ministry of Defense believes Russia is building a new ground force formation, the 3rd Army Corps, or "3 AC"

Russia has almost certainly established a major new ground forces formation, the ministry says. This force is likely drawing heavily on volunteer battalions, which accept conscripts up to 50 years of age and with only middle-school level educations. "Russian regional politicians have confirmed that potential 3 AC recruits are being offered lucrative cash bonuses once they deploy to Ukraine," it says.
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