The Black Sea grain deal between Russia and Ukraine was extended Saturday, though the duration of that extension was unclear. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the United Nations, who have brokered negotiations on the deal, confirmed the extension four days after a Russian official said it would last 60 days instead of 120. Russia or Ukraine could have objected to an extension, which would have otherwise been automatic after this weekend’s deadline.
Meanwhile, President Biden said the International Criminal Court was “justified” in issuing an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has “clearly committed war crimes.”
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
War forces thousands of disabled Ukrainians into institutions: Thousands of elderly Ukrainians with disabilities, who were displaced after the Russian invasion, have been institutionalized. Stowed away in poorly resourced Soviet-era institutions with limited mobility, they are experiencing some of the war’s most shattering consequences, Steve Hendrix, Amanda Morris and Siobhán O’Grady report.
Viktor Krivoruchko, 54, was taken to a nursing home near the central city of Uman, where he said his passport was taken away, the air reeked of human excrement and the staff routinely failed to change the diaper on one of his roommates, a double amputee.
“It’s better for me to be under shelling than to be there,” Krivoruchko said. “It was living hell.”