Through intense fighting in the streets of Kyiv and other cities on Sunday, Ukraine’s defense forces and civilian volunteers resisted the Russian invasion for a fourth day, fighting for power. took control of the capital as international pressure mounted on Moscow and support for Kyiv’s besieged government.
Here are the latest developments:
Russian forces bombarded the Ukrainian capital Kyiv again on Saturday night, after a day of intense fighting around the city. Most of the more than 150,000 Russian troops who have gathered around Ukraine are now fighting in the country, US officials say.
The Biden administration and key European allies announced on Saturday that it would remove some Russian banks from the SWIFT financial messaging system, essentially banning them from participating in international transactions. .
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine tried to garner international support and said in a video that his country’s warplanes had “successfully fended off and repelled enemy attacks”.
Russian forces have killed at least 198 people, including three children, and 1,115 people, including 33 children, have been injured, according to Ukraine’s National Guard and a United Nations official who said more than 150,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/26/world/europe/ukrainian-forces-fight-back-as-russia-pushes-on-three-cities.html Ukrainian forces slow Russia’s advance as the US and its allies take action against Russian banks.