Zelenskyy says more than 300 civilians rescued from besieged steel plant, more evacuations planned - CNBC

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said more than 300 civilians have been rescued from the besieged steel plant in the southeastern coastal city of Mariupol, in what he called the first phase of an evacuation mission. Zelenskyy said preparations are now under way to get the wounded and doctors out of the plant. 

To the north in Luhansk, the regional governor said Russia dropped a bomb on a school where 90 people were taking shelter from the fighting. About 30 people have been saved from the rubble so far, Gov. Serhiy Hadai said. 

The World Health Organization has documented 200 attacks on health-care facilities in Ukraine, according to its top official. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the global health agency stands with the people of Ukraine and called on Russia to end the war.

In Washington, CIA chief William Burns said Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he cannot afford to lose in Ukraine, and will likely double down on the war. In Lithuania, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called for a special tribunal to prosecute Russia's leadership.

A dress rehearsal for Russia's annual "Victory Day" is underway on Saturday. May 9 will mark the anniversary of the then-Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

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