Moscow continues its onslaught on Ukraine. Here’s what you need to know

Moscow launched attacks at Kyiv and Kherson on Friday, according to Ukrainian officials, as Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed the first tactical nuclear weapons to be stored in Belarus have arrived there.

Here’s the latest news in the conflict:

Attacks and injuries: At least six people, including a child, were injured in the capital Kyiv region following a missile attack Friday, according to Ukrainian authorities. In the south, there were at least 23 injured in “massive” artillery shelling in the city of Kherson.

Biden on Ukraine’s NATO bid: US President Joe Biden is comfortable with removing one of the hurdles for Ukraine to join NATO, a source familiar with the situation told CNN.

According to the source, Biden would be willing to drop a procedural step called the Membership Action Plan. Its removal would represent a small step in easing Ukraine’s accession into the defensive alliance, though the US still does not view Kyiv’s membership as imminent, due to reforms Ukraine still needs to make and its ongoing conflict.

Putin’s nuclear claims: The first tactical nuclear weapons to be stored in staunch Russian ally Belarus have arrived, Putin said at an economic forum in St. Petersburg.

The use of nuclear weapons by Russia is “theoretically possible if there is a threat to the existence of the Russian Federation,” he said. Putin also claimed that Russia has more of the weapons than NATO countries.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that President Joe Biden’s administration is closely monitoring the situation, but it has “no reason to adjust” its nuclear posture and doesn’t “see any indications” that Russia is preparing to use a nuclear weapon.

Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Vadym Prystaiko said Putin’s remarks should be taken “very, very seriously” by the West.

Nova Kakhovka dam probe: It is “highly likely” the collapse of the Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine’s Kherson region was caused by Russia, a team of international legal experts assisting Ukraine’s Office of the Prosecutor General said, according to the preliminary findings of their investigation released on Friday. Last week’s collapse of the dam is one of the biggest industrial and ecological disasters in Europe in decades.