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The latest developments in Russia’s war on Ukraine. All times EST.
6:08 p.m.: The leader of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee concedes it would be “impossible” to monitor which athletes have supported the war in Ukraine if a plan is devised to allow some Russians to compete as neutrals in international competitions, and potentially the Olympics, The Associated Press reported.
USOPC chair Susanne Lyons says the federation supported last week’s decision at an IOC summit to explore a pathway for Russian athletes back into competition. Among the conditions would be that those athletes would be subject to a strict ban on displaying Russian flags and colors, and that they could not have backed the war.
5:05 p.m.: Every evening under Russian occupation, Inga covered the windows, strung a copper wire to her headphones, and ran around her house looking for radio signals, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.
Sometimes she was lucky and was able to pick up programming from Donbas.Realities, a regional news outlet of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service — the only source of information accessible in the town of Kapytolivka near her hometown of Izyum, where she had fled with her husband following the invasion.
Inga says it was these snippets of outside information that gave her hope while Russian forces held Kapytolivka captive for seven months. Others in the town believed this was it, that the…