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Kyiv is Under Fire in an All Out Russian Invasion: Reuters

Kyiv is Under Fire in an All Out Russian Invasion: Reuters
A damaged residential building is seen, after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Feb 25 (Reuters) – Here’s what you need to know about the Ukraine crisis right now:


* Missiles pounded Kyiv on Friday and families cowered in bomb shelters as Russian forces pressed their advance and authorities said they were girding for an assault aimed at overthrowing the government. read more

* Russian “saboteurs” have entered some areas of the capital, the mayor said on Friday afternoon. read more

* Russia’s defence ministry said its forces captured the strategic Hostomel aerodrome outside the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and landed paratroopers in the area. read more

* Ukraine’s nuclear agency said it was recording increased radiation levels from the site of the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which has been captured by Russian forces. read more

* The invasion could drive up to 5 million people to flee abroad, U.N. aid agencies said on Friday, adding that at least 100,000 people are already uprooted in the country and fuel, cash and medical supplies are running low. read more

* Russia intends to take the whole of Ukraine but its army failed to deliver on the first day of its invasion, Britain’s defence secretary said. read more

* Ukraine wants peace and is ready for talks with Russia, including on a neutral status regarding NATO, a presidential office adviser told Reuters.

* Britain would like to cut off Russia from the SWIFT global interbank payments system, the defence secretary said. France’s finance minister said it would be a “last resort”. read more


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