The International Committee of the Red Cross said it would make a renewed attempt to evacuate residents from the war-torn port city of Mariupol on Saturday, after citing “impossible” conditions a day earlier. Its teams were “on the move” from Zaporizhzhia to Mariupol, a spokesman told The Post early Saturday. Roughly 100,000 people remain trapped there, according to Ukrainian officials.

Russia appears to be pulling back troops stationed in the Kyiv area, as Ukrainian forces slowly regain control of villages east and northwest of the capital, Britain’s Defense Ministry said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia’s withdrawal in the north was “slow but noticeable.” But Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych told national television that Ukrainians should prepare for “difficult fights” ahead in Mariupol and in southern and eastern Ukraine. Britain also warned of looming clashes in the second-largest city, Kharkiv.

The Pentagon late Friday announced a new $300 million security assistance package for Ukraine that will include drones, counter-drone systems and armored vehicles. Zelensky declined to confirm or denyUkraine’s role in an apparent strike on a fuel depot in Belgorod, a Russian city north of Kharkiv. Moscow blamed Ukraine for what it called an “escalation” that might harm negotiations.

Here’s what to know

  • The death toll from a missile strike that hit a main government building in the city of Mykolaiv this week has risen to 32, the governor of the southern Ukrainian region said.
  • Ukrainian photojournalist Maksym Levin was found dead on the northern outskirts of Kyiv, the country’s prosecutor general said Saturday. He is at least the sixth journalist killed covering Russia’s war on Ukraine.
  • Eighty-six Ukrainian service members, including 15 women, from the Zaporizhzhia region were freed in a prisoner exchange with Russian forces, Ukrainian officials said. They did not disclose the number of Russians who were released….