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Damaged Ship Deals a Blow to Russia’s War Goals

The Moskva entering Sevastopol bay in Crimea in 2008.

The Moskva entering Sevastopol bay in Crimea in 2008.

Photographer: Vasily Batanov/AFP/Getty Images

This is a special daily brief on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, one of the most urgent security crises in Europe since World War II.

Russia continues to reposition its forces for renewed attacks in the east and south of Ukraine, although the U.K. said the defense of the port city of Mariupol by Kyiv’s military is tying down significant numbers of Russian troops and equipment.