Moscow says it has taken control of steel plant, fully capturing port city after months of Ukrainian resistance. Washington says it is “confident” that Turkey’s concerns about the admission of Sweden and Finland into NATO will be addressed. Russia’s defence ministry says the last group of Ukrainian forces holed up in Mariupol’s Azovstal steel works has surrendered. A Russian missile hit a cultural centre in the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian government says. A US consular officer visited detained American basketball star Brittney Griner in Russia, the US State Department confirms. Here are all the latest updates: 20 mins ago (21:38 GMT) Blinken to discuss Ukraine during Japan visit: State Department The State Department has announced that Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Japan to accompany Biden on his Asia trip. “While in Tokyo, the Secretary will meet with Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and other senior Japanese officials,” the State Department said in a statement. “The Secretary and the Foreign Minister will discuss our global response to President Putin’s continued brutal war on Ukraine, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s increasingly destabilizing behavior, and US-Japan cooperation under the new Economic Policy Consultative Committee (EPCC), including on regional economic development.” 45 mins ago (21:13 GMT) Zelenskyy says high-risk flights delivered supplies to besieged Azovstal President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has revealed a weeks-long mystery about the siege of the Azovstal in Mariupol: How were supplies delivered to fighters in the steel mill? Ukrainian pilots risked Russian anti-aircraft fire to fly medicine, food and water to the steel mill on helicopters, suffering a large amount of casualties, Zelenskyy said in an interview on the third anniversary of his inauguration as president. He said the effort also included retrieval of bodies and picking up the wounded. “They are absolutely heroic people, who knew that it would be difficult, knew that to fly would be almost impossible,” Zelenskyy said. 1 hour ago (20:55 GMT) Russian missile hits cultural centre in Kharkiv region, Ukraine says A Russian missile has struck a Ukrainian cultural centre in the Kharkiv region, injuring seven people, including an 11-year-old child, Kyiv has said. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s social media channel released a video showing a large explosion hitting the newly renovated Palace of Culture in Lozova. The building was partly destroyed and the roof caught fire, Ukraine’s emergency services reported. “The occupiers identified culture, education and humanity as their enemies,” Zelenskyy wrote. “What is in the minds of people who choose such targets? Absolute evil, absolute stupidity.” 1 hour ago (20:45 GMT) US says bas . . . read the full article here.