Russia-Ukraine latest news: gunfights continue in Kyiv as capital goes under curfew – live

Ukrainians mount strong resistance to Putin’s troops, as Zelenskiy increases pressure on Turkey to close straits to Russian warshipsRussian strikes pound Kyiv as Zelenskiy refuses US offer to evacuateRussia’s war in Ukraine: complete guide in maps, video and picturesWhat we know so farProfile: Volodymyr Zelenskiy stands defiant in face of Russian attackReuters reports that President Joe Biden has instructed the US state department to release $350m in military aid to Ukraine as it struggles to repulse a Russian invasion.In a memorandum to the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, Biden directed that $350m allocated through the Foreign Assistance Act be designated for Ukraine’s defence.Fierce fighting has broken out in Kyiv as Russian forces tried to push their way towards the city centre and were met with resistance from the Ukrainian military.Throughout Friday night, explosions rocked the capital. Artillery fire could be heard in the streets and as dawn broke, a post on the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Facebook page said “active combat” was taking place in the city. Continue reading…

Ukrainians mount strong resistance to Putin’s troops, as Zelenskiy increases pressure on Turkey to close straits to Russian warships

Reuters reports that President Joe Biden has instructed the US state department to release $350m in military aid to Ukraine as it struggles to repulse a Russian invasion.

In a memorandum to the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, Biden directed that $350m allocated through the Foreign Assistance Act be designated for Ukraine’s defence.

Fierce fighting has broken out in Kyiv as Russian forces tried to push their way towards the city centre and were met with resistance from the Ukrainian military.

Throughout Friday night, explosions rocked the capital. Artillery fire could be heard in the streets and as dawn broke, a post on the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Facebook page said “active combat” was taking place in the city.

Continue reading…

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