Russia-Ukraine live updates: World reacts to fire at major nuclear plant; Russia claims it wasn’t an attack

In the face of an international boycott, Russian authorities sought to stymie outside sources of information, blocking access to Facebook. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a measure into law criminalizing news coverage that accurately portrays the country’s bloody incursion into Ukraine as an “invasion,” leading BBC and major U.S. news networks, including CNN, ABC and CBS, to say they would stop reporting from Russia.

Here’s what to know

  • Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations denied that his country attacked Europe’s largest nuclear plant, as delegates from other countries condemned the assault.
  • Russia’s communications watchdog announced that it would block access to Facebook, a dramatic step that will cut Russian citizens’ access to information about the war in Ukraine.
  • More than 1 million people have fled Ukraine and at least 331 civilians have been killed, the United Nations said.
  • Officials in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson said Russia is not cooperating after agreeing to “humanitarian corridors” as several cities warned they were running out of supplies.

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