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Russian Troops Advance on Kyiv as Ukraine Continues to Resist

Russian troops continued to suffer setbacks. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said all of Kharkiv — Ukraine’s second-largest city, which lies on its eastern border with Russia and has endured some of the heaviest fighting of the war — was back under Ukrainian control.
Members of Ukrainian forces looks on from a public transport bus in downtown Kyiv, on Feb. 27. Photo: Aris Messinis / AFP via Getty Images
Members of Ukrainian forces looks on from a public transport bus in downtown Kyiv, on Feb. 27. Photo: Aris Messinis / AFP via Getty Images

Russian troops moved toward the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, amid a flurry of announcements on Sunday — peace talks from President Volodymyr Zelensky, a nuclear warning from President Vladimir Putin and pledges of support from Europe.

The latest: Russia’s currency collapsed in overnight trading, with the ruble plummeting against the dollar.

State of play: A senior Pentagon official said on Sunday that Russia has committed two-thirds of its massed forces to fight in Ukraine, and has fired over 320 missiles, but still does not hold a major population center.

  • The invasion has caused at least 352 civilian casualties, including 14 children with another 1,684 people, including 116 children, injured, Ukraine’s Ministry of Interior announced Sunday.

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