Russia-Ukraine live updates: Cities say attacks persist despite vow; U.S. official says Putin feels misled by military

As Russian troops appeared to shift tactics, U.S. intelligence reports indicated that President Vladimir Putin feels misled by his military, with an American official describing “persistent tension” between Putin and the Russian Defense Ministry’s leadership.

Here’s what to know

  • About 20 percent of the Russian forces around Kyiv are in various stages of moving north, away from the capital, with some troops crossing into Belarus, the Pentagon said.
  • The United States will provide the Ukrainian government $500 million in direct budgetary aid, President Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • More than 4 million people have fled Ukraine, the United Nations said — nearly 10 percent of the prewar population.
  • A narrow majority of Americans said it would be a “good idea” to send troops to NATO ally countries in Eastern Europe, a poll from the Economist/YouGov found.
  • The Post has lifted its paywall for readers in Russia and Ukraine. Telegram users can subscribe to our channel for updates.

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