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Russia invades Ukraine

Russia invades Ukraine

A Russian strike hit a civilian evacuation point outside Kyiv, reportedly killing eight people, including two children, as they tried to flee their homes.

Fears are mounting for civilians trapped in the cities of Mariupol, Volnovakha and Kyiv as the Russian onslaught continues.
Russia has proposed a new ceasefire starting 10 a.m. Moscow time Tuesday (or 2 a.m. ET) in five Ukrainian cities. Ukraine has yet to formally agree to the proposal.

At least 1.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion, the UN estimates.
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Senior US defense official: “Nearly 100%” of Russia’s pre-staged combat power is now in Ukraine

Russia has committed “nearly 100%” of the combat power that had been staged on the border of Ukraine and in Belarus, according to a senior US defense official.

Russia has also launched more than 625 missiles against Ukraine, according the official.

The official said that while the airspace over Ukraine is still contested, the US assesses that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has “the vast majority of his fixed-wing aircraft” available, as well as surface-to-air weapons to defend Ukrainian airspace.

Source: CNN