Feb. 27, 2022

Russia Invades Ukraine #Zelensky #Putin #Biden #Germany #Nato

Russia Invades Ukraine #Zelensky #Putin #Biden #Germany #Nato

Russia invades Ukraine Feb 22 2022, #Zelensky #Putin #Biden #Kyiv #GermanyKYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military, outmanned and outgunned, waged ferocious, close-range battles on Saturday to maintain control of the capital, Kyiv, and other cities around the country as intense street fighting broke out on the third day of the Russian invasion.  A day after Ukrainian soldiers sought to forestall an attack on the capital by blowing up bridges and setting up armed checkpoints, bursts of gunfire and explosions could be heard across Kyiv, including in its heart, Maidan square, where Ukrainian protests led to the toppling of a pro-Moscow government in 2014.  In keeping with the pattern since the Russian invasion began, as night fell in the capital, the bombardment intensified. Two large explosions shook Kyiv shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday after the government warned that an airstrike was imminent.  Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, who was in Kyiv, said Saturday that the military, aided by civilians armed with rifles and firebombs, was repelling attacks throughout the country. He scoffed at reports that the United States had offered to evacuate him.  “The fight is here,” the Ukrainian Embassy in London quoted Mr. Zelensky as saying. “I need ammunition, not a ride.”

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