At least 100,000 people want to leave city: Deputy PM; Ukraine also appealed to Russia to allow humanitarian supplies into Mariupol and let desperate civilians out of the besieged city.
The bi-annual exercise, known as Cold Response, has taken on an added significance for some of the roughly 3,000 US Marines taking part in it because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Hundreds of thousands are believed to be trapped inside buildings, with no access to food, water, power or heat. Both civilians and Ukrainian troops were coming under Russian fire, said regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko.
Ukrainian and Russian negotiators held face-to-face talks in Istanbul on Tuesday as Ukraine resumed evacuations from territory occupied by Russian forces and clung on in the besieged city of Mariupol.
In an interview with the American television network PBS, Peskov indicated that Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons, but at the same time, it will resort to this only in two cases, one of which is Russia's exposure to an existential threat.
"We have information that Putin felt misled by the Russian military," leading him to mistrust the military leadership, the US official said, speaking on condition of anonymity and citing newly declassified intelligence reports.
Prague-based Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said the body of producer Vira Hyrych had been found on Friday morning in rubble after Thursday's attack destroyed the bottom two floors of a residential building.
Britain's defence secretary Ben Wallace says Putin might use Russia's victory day parade on May 9 to announce the mass mobilisation of his reserves for a final push in Ukraine
Wimbledon has been heavily criticised by both the ATP and WTA as well as players like Nadal's great rival Novak Djokovic for implementing the ban due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.