LIVE: Day 299 of Russian aggression against Ukraine

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said protecting Ukraine's borders was a "constant priority" and his country was ready for all possible scenarios with Russia and its ally Belarus. Zelenskyy also said power has been restored to three million more Ukrainians after the latest Russian attacks on infrastructure, bringing the total to nine million after two days.

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Ukraine's atomic agency said on Monday that a Russian "kamikaze" drone had flown over a part of the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant just after midnight. "This is an absolutely unacceptable violation of nuclear and radiation safety," Energoatom said on the Telegram messaging app.

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Russia's drone attack caused "fairly serious" damage in Kyiv region on Monday and three areas in the region have been left without power supply, Governor Oleksiy Kuleba said.

Russia unleashed 35 "kamikaze" drones on Ukraine in the early hours of Monday as many people slept, hitting critical infrastructure in and around Kyiv in Moscow's third air attack on the Ukrainian capital in six days.

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Polish support for Ukraine amounts to as much as PLN 40 billion (EUR 8.5 billion), PLN 15.9 billion (EUR 3.4 billion) of which has come from the state, according to the newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

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Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, more than 8.5 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Monday morning.

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Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin flies to Belarus on Monday amid fear in Kyiv that he intends to pressure the former Soviet ally to join a new ground offensive against Ukraine and reopen a new front.

Putin, whose invading troops have been buffeted and forced into retreats in Ukraine's north, northeast and south, is taking a more public role in the war and visited his operation's HQ to sound out military commanders on Friday about their next steps.